Gyaanipedia is a worldwide wiki website founded by Shaunak Chakraborty on 30 August 2018, the independent site came to force on 31 October 2018. The Slogan of this wiki website is Shows The Unseen Side. The headquarter was installed in Kolkata, India by CEO Shaunak Chakraborty.
Slogan and Motto
Since 2016 Shaunak Chakraborty is watching the Indian people who are struggling to create a page in Wikipedia, but we all knew it very well that how much difficult it is. He develop sympathy for those people of his nation and want to do something for them. On 1 April 2018 he invited his school juniors Anandita Bist, Sai Gaurav, Daksh, Akansha Kumari and Tejas for a group discussion on this topic, they suggested to create a site like Wikipedia. It was too difficult to create a same site. On 25 July 2018 Shaunak Chakraborty visited to a website makers for some suggestions, he told him the entire process that how he can create a site like Wikipedia. On 16 August 2018 Gyaanipedia Foundation was formed by Shaunak Chakraborty. Under this foundation finally the website Gyaanipedia was formed on 30 August 2018 which was an online historical day for those struggling people of India. This site was formed under Wikia which was powered by Fandom, then the MediaWiki site was finally launched on 31 October 2018. The first Indian online encyclopedia with no restrictions and also it is the first wiki website which have IST (Indian Standard Time) time zone. It works under the same Mediawiki open source software which Wikipedia is using. On 09 November 2018 the Hindi and Bangla version was launched, on 12 November 2018 Telugu version was launched.
Initially some of the Gyaanipedia versions are hosted on Wikia therefore many domains are ending with Wikia.com, the first wiki has the domain https://gyaanipedia.wikia.com but in late 2019 it was changed to fandom.com as it was the decision of the company. Due to this change many wikis with less articles has been deleted from Fandom.
At the initial days of Gyaanipedia, the wiki struggled a lot to gain a uprising statistics but always failed to do so. After completion of six months of this wiki that was March 2019 it started gaining the attention of the strugglers and the less popular people. The article creation process suddenly speeding up. Shaunak Chakraborty was the first person to complete 1000 articles as well as edits on the wiki.
- On August 2019, after completion of 1 years the wiki was having 5000+ articles. On the New Year week of 2020 it completes more than 10,000 articles on English Gyaanipedia.
- On 03 May 2020 Gyaanipedia make its space in the list of Top 10 Miraheze wikis coming on the 9th position.
- The information of Gyaanipedia is used in the knowledge panels of various popular entities in Google
Usually the contents of Gyaanipedia is free and under Creative Commons license but some contents like deleted pages of Wikipedia which were imported to the site are not free. There are some topics on which no one can reproduce it or write it in different form so for those articles, permission is taken from the actual author of the content.
Due to Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic Gyaanipedia has organised various awareness campaigns online to make the people alert and aware throughout the world. Some of the campaigns are as follows:
- Anti COVID-19 Conference on 02 May
- World Model United Nations on July
- Gyaanipedia World Youth Conference on 06 November.
Justice For George Floyd
Gyaanipedia launched the campaign Justice For George Floyd on 30 May 2020, protesting against the criminal police officer who has murdered an African American citizen George Floyd by applying 3rd degree, pressing his neck from his knees.
- Gyaanipedia has faced its first and only cyber attack on 10 December 2018 also named as Napak Habit Attack which was a kind of war against Gyaanipedia by Pakistan.
Imitation & Vandalism
In August 2020 an users become administrator of Gyaanipedia due to his efforts and contribution but after getting this right he started vandalizing the wiki, started copying exactly same content from Wikipedia and other sites, due to this sudden change in his attitude the team Gyaanipedia becomes anxious and confused. The owner Shaunak Chakraborty was totally confused why he was doing this. This vandalise activities reached to such peak that Miraheze has globally blocked him. After getting blocked he made a duplicate site of Gyaanipedia with same pronounciation but different spelling as Ganipediya all the layout of this was exactly same. Later he found to be an administrator and Bureaucrat of the enemy and stupid site Uncyclopedia, then this matter got cleared.
- The Indian wiki: English · हिन्दी · বাংলা · తెలుగు · தமிழ் · मराठी · ગુજરાતી · ਪੰਜਾਬੀ · മലയാളം · ಕನ್ನಡ · मैथिली · भोजपुरी · Fiji Hindi · বেটুপাত · ଓଡ଼ିଆ · اُردُو · मारवाड़ी · हरयाणवी · संस्कृतम् · فارسی
- International wikis: Francais · Espanol · Italiano · 日本語 · Deutsch · Afrikaans · 中文 · Русский · Polski · Português do Brasil · 中文(台灣) · Qafár · Аҧсуа · Türkçe · Acèh
- Some new wikis:
- On 14 February 2019, after the Pulwama Attack on the Indian military convoy by the Pakistani funded organization, Shaunak Chakraborty banned all the IP addresses of Pakistan and completely blocked this platform for its citizens. On 15 April 2020 only readable right was granted to Pakistan.
On 01 April 2020 the site was blocked the people of China from accessing it's content as many countries were not in support of China.
- "Gyaanipedia - Gyaanipedia". en.gyaanipedia.co.in Bangla. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
- "Gyaanipedia Wiki". gyaanipedia.wikia.com. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
- "ज्ञानीपीडिया". hi.gyaanipedia.co.in (in Hindi). Retrieved 2018-11-26.
- "জ্ঞানীপিডিয়া". bn.gyaanipedia.co.in (in Bengali). Retrieved 2018-11-26.
- Telugu%5d "గ్యానిపెడియా" Check
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