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Pornopedia - The Sexy Encyclopedia is a Wiki project to create a free knowledge base about pornography, erotica, sexuality and everything related to it including actors, directors, movies, books, sex toys, sex acts, magazines, fairs and websites.

Article about Pornopedia in Coupé magazine
Article about Pornopedia in Praline magazine

Anonymous editing is deactivated, to keep the highest possible standard and to reduce vandalism to a minimum.

History

The domain pornopedia.com can be traced back to January 22 2002.[1] Under the domain pornopedia.de was a German-language Wiki installed already on August 24 2004.[2]

Pornopedia in its present form was founded on June 26 2008 by Till Kraemer. The main domain was initially pornopedia.eu, but has been changed on Monday, February 14, 2011, to pornopedia.net and on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 to pornopedia.com. Under the domain pornopedia.de now is a German-language overview of all Pornopedia language versions.

In the period of November 1, until November 30, 2011 (UTC) the article about Pornopedia in the English Wikipedia was on position 366 of the most viewed articles in the scope of websites.[3] On Sunday, December 4 2011, the Schwedish Pornopedia has been installed.

Pornopedia is run by Till Kraemer, a former porn actor.

Languages

  • German (since June 26, 2008)
  • English (since August 25, 2008)
  • Spanish (since April 19, 2009)
  • French (since April 22, 2009)
  • Portuguese (since September 3, 2011)
  • Polish (since November 1, 2011)
  • Swedish (since December 4, 2011)
  • Czech (since January 6, 2012)
  • Hungarian (since January 7, 2012)
  • Serbian (since June 4, 2014)

Goals

The first thing Pornopedia wants to achieve is to include as many actors and movies as possible, even if the articles are only stubs at first. The philosophy is: It's better to find little information about a topic than finding nothing. Afterwards, and partly already along the way, the existing articles will be expanded.

Use

For actors

Actors can create and update articles. They can announce current events like autograph sessions, shows, movie releases. The dates will be published in the section News in the article and in the news section on the main page.

For fans

Fans can find and add information about their favorite actors.

For companies

Companies can create and update articles about their products. They can announce current events like book and movie releases. The dates will be published in the section News in the article and in the news section on the main page.

Technology

Until August 2011, Pornopedia ran on two OpenBSD servers, which were located in San Diego, California, USA. On one server (OS: OpenBSD 4.6, 32 Bit; CPU: Intel Atom 330, 667MHz; RAM: 2GB; HD: 250GB SATA; IP: 64.156.192.213), were the MySQL databases, on the other server (OS: OpenBSD 4.5, 32 Bit; CPU: Intel Atom 330, 667MHz; RAM: 2GB; HD: 250GB SATA; IP: 64.156.192.209) services like Apache, PHP, FTP and E-Mail. Meanwhile the two Atoms have been replaced by a more powerful OpenBSD server, which is also located in San Diego and takes care of all services.

Financing

Pornopedia doesn't pursue profit optimization; all the incoming money will be invested in the project. There are no banner ads. server costs, domains, patent fees and legal expenses are financed by affiliate programs (use of tailored text links).

Decisions

Decisions were made democratically to a great extent and sometimes against the administrator (examples for this are "Kategorie:Big Tits" and "Kategorie:Foto gebraucht" on the German Pornopedia). The democratic understanding however ends, for example, where names for categories collide with correct spelling.

Press

Das Porno-ABC (The porn ABC)

Article about Axillism in Coupé magazine

The German men's magazine Coupé publishes a Pornopedia series called Das Porno-ABC ("The porn ABC") since issue 12/2009, presenting a sex act or fetish.

Press coverage (selection)

Name Title Medium Year
Praline Pornopedia: Du bist Porno! Print 2008
Bild Pornopedia: Sexstar Till Kraemer (32) gründet geile Enzyklopädie Online 2010
Coupé Das Porno-Abc · Diesmal: Narratophilie Print 2011
International Business Times Wikipedia to Go Dark: 12 Other Wikis that Will Remain Open Online 2012
WEBeLINE Till Kraemer und die „geile Enzyklopädie“ Online 2010

See also

References

  1. Internet Archive Wayback Machine
  2. Internet Archive Wayback Machine
  3. Wikipedia: Websites Popular Pages

External links