Spanking Art (spelled with capital initials, also known as The Spanking Art Wiki) is the name of this wiki you're currently visiting. It is a wiki on spanking and spanking art, and was founded on May 8, 2005 by Spankart (see also User:Spankart). It currently features 4,129 articles.
See Mission statement for more on the intended aim of this wiki. For technical conventions and a style guide, see Conventions. More pages on this wiki are in the category About Spanking Art.
The Spanking Art wiki was originally hosted on Wikicities (which soon after became Wikia) at the URL http://spankingart.wikia.com. The wiki moved from there to the free spanking site Anime OTK, in February 2008, under the URL http://spankingartwiki.animeotk.com/. In April 2012 Anime OTK went down, and the Spanking Art wiki was relaunched in May 2012 at the new domain http://spankingart.org.
Like any open wiki, we have to deal with vandalism. From about 2009 to April 2012, we experienced vandalism from so-called spambots. These are not humans, but software programs written to post spam all over the Internet. These spambots posted both as IPs (with always changing IP addresses to avoid blocks) and via auto-created user accounts. They created new pages, added contents to existing pages, or replaced existing contents by their spam. They often kept attacking the same page and were easy to identify as spam. Since our move to a new domain in May 2012, we no longer have troubles with such spam.
If you see anything that looks like vandalism in the Recent Changes, don't worry, it will be reverted quickly by one of the admins, usually on the same day. If you come across older vandalism that has escaped our attention, please either fix it yourself (revert it using the page history) or notify Spankart or Roguebfl.
If you want to link to the Spanking Art Wiki on your own website, you can use one of these banner images. Or you can create a banner of your own design.
Please leave a note on Site promotion if you link to this wiki or otherwise promote it. Thanks!
There is also a spanking blog named Spanking Art on the domain artspanking.com, banner list site (a link farm?) that uses the name Spanking Art, and a pay site SpankingArt.com.
Backing up the wiki
Since our move to a new server, wiki database dumps (backups) are available at intervals greater than a month. Please help us back up the wiki manually.
If this wiki is unreachable, it might be that our server is down. To be prepared for this case, bookmark this link: http://spankingartwiki.blogspot.com/ which is a blog of Spankart, an "emergency page" where information can be provided. You will want to bookmark it because when the wiki is down, you won't be able to read this page anymore.
- Mercedes Jones (former Spanking Art wiki author)
- The Spanking Art Wiki — an article on Wellred Weekly by Spankart, February 2012