Lostpedia is a Lost-related wiki with over 7,000 articles, 25,000 registered users, and 150 million page views. It was launched on September 22, 2005, one day after the Season 2 premiere "Man of Science, Man of Faith" aired. Kevin Croy was the owner of the site until the site merged with Wikia on December 17, 2008.
After its launch, the site gained notice during the The Lost Experience when the 42nd glyph was put on Lostpedia on August 26, 2006 by the Lost Experience writers. On September 24, 2006, DJ Dan described his own Lostpedia article on his live broadcast.
Oh my God, you know Tonya, you know Tonya, this really bothers me. Every day for the past five months I have had to get up in the morning and stare at headlines calling my life a work of fiction. And just listen to this ball of lies they're chucking at our heads on the famed geek-out Internet site, the Lostpedia. That's right, it's a wiki-wiki site.
(The Lost title music plays in the background)
Dan: "A character in The Lost Experience, DJ Dan, hosts a podcast about various subjects relating to the experience, including the Hanso Foundation and its many projects." Oh, it goes on! According to this, we're all characters. Every one of us sitting in this room, apparently created by some screenwriter named Josen- Jordan Rosenheimer, and that yippin' yappin' - DJ Dan
Lostpedia has been well known for its theories that anyone can add. Due to the amount of theories being put on the main articles, separate theory tabs were embedded on November 15, 2006.
Lostpedia was named the 3rd best internet fansite by Entertainment Weekly in December 2007. Its article listed the "25 Essential Fansites".
3. Lost lostpedia.com
Launch Date September 2005
What You'll Find
News, recaps, future-episode spoilers (not that you'd look...right?), character profiles, message boards, investigations into core and tangential mysteries (the monster, the polar bear, the island itself), and dissections of cryptic clues like the obituary notice in the season 3 finale — it's all here. During the show's long hiatus, the site staged a fan-fiction contest to imagine what lay ahead in season 4 — a nifty, geeky way to pass the time and build community.
Why It's Essential
For Lost theorists, it's the ultimate resource for researching new conjectures and keeping tabs on what's been debunked and what hasn't. For casual fans, it's perfect for helping understand those all-too-frequent moments when the mythology-dense show references some long-forgotten bit of business.
Official Site abc.go.com/primetime/lost
A serviceable, media-packed barker channel, notable at the moment for housing a new series of Lost vignettes called Missing Pieces. Check 'em out. — Jeff Jensen