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The Paradox Wikis are dedicated to various games published by Paradox Interactive. The wikis are owned by Paradox and maintained by the community.
Magne "Meneth" Skjæran was the creator and first administrator of the wikis. The task is currently handled by SolSys. He is assisted by numerous volunteers. This is a list of those given some level of moderation ability.
Moderator is the highest level of power afforded to volunteers. They have the ability to block users, restrict editing of specific pages, roll back edits, delete pages, restore deleted pages, etc.
There are currently two moderators:
Half-ops serve as a middle-ground between moderators and regular users. They can't block users or restrict editing of pages, but they can do many of the other things moderators can.
There are currently 10 half-ops:
- 2012-02-16 - Magne starts an in-depth guide to Crusader Kings II
- 2012-06-27 - Magne creates the Crusader Kings II Wiki, using the in-depth guide to CKII as a starting point
- 2012-07-06 - The CKII Wiki is announced to the world
- 2013-03-03 - The Europa Universalis 4 Wiki is created in anticipation of EU4's release (2013-08-13), and announced 10 days later
- 2013-04-16 - The Victoria II Wiki, originally hosted by Paradoxian (now defunct), is taken over by Magne
- 2013-07-02 - Paradox Wikis, a portal for these wikis, is created, with permission to use the name "Paradox Wikis" given by Paradox Interactive
- 2013-07-02 - The Hearts of Iron III Wiki is imported from Paradoxian and announced the next day
- 2013-07-04 - The Europa Universalis 3 Wiki is imported from Paradoxian and announced four weeks later
- 2014-01-23 - The Hearts of Iron IV Wiki is created and announced the next day
- 2014-09-09 - Paradox informs Magne that they'd like to take over the Paradox Wikis
- 2014-09-12 - The Cities: Skylines Wiki is created and announced two weeks later
- 2014-10-17 - Negotiations for the takeover of the Paradox Wikis and hiring of Magne are finalized. The wikis soon after become the property of Paradox, with Magne hired to continue administrating them
- 2014-11-18 - The takeover is officially announced
- 2014-12-05 - The Europa Universalis: Rome Wiki is created and announced two months later
- 2015-07-31 - The Stellaris Wiki is created and announced 12 days later
- 2015-09-02 - The Paradox Wikis have their account system merged with the Paradox Forums
Paradoxian was a wiki network dedicated to various older Paradox games. At some point registration and anonymous editing was closed due to spam issues, and the owner of the wiki disappeared not long after.
With the inability for anyone except already registered users to edit the wikis, they slowly became more and more outdated.
The Victoria 2 Wiki, Europa Universalis 3 Wiki, Hearts of Iron 3 Wiki, and Europa Universalis: Rome Wiki were all cloned to the Paradox Wikis so that they could continue to be updated.
The Victoria 1 Wiki, Europa Universalis 2 Wiki, Hearts of Iron 2 Wiki, and Arsenal of Democracy Wiki were all lost when hosting for Paradoxian expired late in January 2015.