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A bite of useless information: The first article created here was about the [[Staedtler Noris]].
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 15:49, 15 October 2018

Welcome to Stationery Wiki.
..the wiki that anyone can edit.
..now with 1,089 articles!

Why Stationery Wiki?

You might ask yourself: Why Stationery Wiki? I have never quite understood its purpose and point. Why is it not just part of normal Wikipedia? Why separate?

The answer is simple: Wikipedia has deleted many stationery related articles, for example about the Parker Sonnet, about Brad Dowdy, etc. This is usually because these articles don't pass Wikipedia's notability test, i.e. they are not deemed to be notable, or "worthy of notice". This results in a situation where some popular pens can keep their Wikipedia articles, while other articles of less mainstream pens get deleted.

With Stationery Wiki being a Wiki specifically for stationery we have more freedom regarding which articles we can keep. Which pen do you want to write about?

Not sure what to read?

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If you want to explore the Stationery Wiki, but are not sure where to start reading, why not start with a random article?

It might give you some ideas where to go next or it might tempt you to contribute.

This Stationery Wiki is a wiki that aims to provide detailed descriptions on anything and everything to do with The Pen Addict podcast and stationery in general.

Want to create content?

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If you want to create content for the Stationery Wiki and are not familiar with wikis yet please have a look at the About page or the Wikimedia User's Guide first. You can ask questions on the Discussion pages of articles or the user pages of the admin team.

If you want to start an article, but don't know which one, why not check the list of most wanted pages?

Our currently featured article

The Mechanical Pencil Day Contest 2019 is the second ever contest held on Stationery Wiki. The contest is played and won by skill of editing. The purpose of the Mechanical Pencil Day Contest 2019 is to encourage content creation and improvement of articles related to mechanical pencils and to have fun.

What you can win

The Judges

The Pen Addict's Brad Dowdy and Dave of Dave's Mechanical Pencils fame have agreed to act as judges for this contest.

How to participate

To participate you need to amend an existing or create a new article related to mechanical pencils.

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Upcoming Events

If you are logged in to Stationery Wiki the events should appear in your own time zone. This is just a selection. To see all upcoming pen shows visit Category:Pen Show.

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Baltimore-Washington International Pen Show 202028 February 20201 March 2020
Long Island Pen Show 20207 March 20208 March 2020
London Writing Equipment Show (Spring) 20208 March 20208 March 2020
Arkansas Pen Show 202013 March 202015 March 2019
Atlanta Pen Show 20203 April 20205 April 2020
... further results

Current Pen Addict Podcast:


The Pen Addict 398
Episode: 398
Title: Plastered on a Card
Release Date: February 19, 2020
Guests: No guests this episode


Description

The Bungubox 4B fountain pen has arrived via ParcelForce! We discuss that - and the customs charges contained within - along with plaster art, Platinum notebooks, Emulsion ink, and Brad’s latest Top 5 Pen list updates.




Some More Information

Hello from Brad and Myke

A bite of useless information: The first article created here was about the Staedtler Noris.

Categories so far

To get an idea what we are doing here please have a look at the categories created so far. There you will find links to the articles.

Want to help?

If you want to help, but are not sure how to start please consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.

What's needed most

Please have a look at the most wanted pages. Maybe you can start one of these pages?

..or next time you listen to The Pen Addict, why not add some information to that episode's page?

We also have a Bot

In case you find menial/repetitive tasks that can be done by our Bot you can let him know and he will try his best to fulfil your request.