The Islander Network is a network of pokemon sites who share community features so as to bolster and focus traffic from the member sites to community features.
The Islander Network originally was created as a loose coalition of several sites including Cerise Island, PokeFusion, and Pokemon Element, with Pokemon Revolution and PokeGenesis coming in later. This loose coalition continued to morph with Pokemon Revolution merging into PokeFusion and Pokemon Element, PokeGenesis dieing. Cerise Island was lost for some time as well before it re-emerged as PokemonFan.net Meanwhile AorioHoshi and Piplup Princess came on to even out the network to 4 member sites, with PokemonFan and PokeFusion. Still the network was merely a loose coalition and AorioHoshi went into hiatus and a short time ago PokeFusion's webmaster dropped out because of personal conflicts.
With now just two member sites in the Islander Network though, things have actually gotten easier as collaboration between Pokemonfan.net and Piplup's Princess has moved the loose collaboration of the network into a more decisive partnership.
The Islander Network now consists of Pokemonfan.net and Piplup's Princess sharing Topsites, Chat, Forums, Oekakis, Pokesocial, and PokeTags between the two sites.
The Islander Network has the following precepts as it's charter:
- all member sites must remove any community feature of their own if there is already one being shared/hosted by the network. (i.e. if Pokemonfan.net has an oekaki, it must take it's oekaki down since the Islander Network uses Piplup Princess' oekaki, etc.)
- the addition of a new member site to the network must be unanimously approved by the existing member sites in the network.
- any new community feature that is added to the network must be approved by the webmasters of both Piplup Princess and Pokemonfan.net
- all member sites must host either a button linking to the network's homepage or buttons linking to the other members in the network. (i.e. Pokemonfan.net currently has a "Partner's section linking to the other members in the network.)
- all member sites must put links to all of the network's community resource, specified above, somewhere on their site.
- all member sites must be accorded full administrator status, as appropriate, on all of the network's community resources.
- all member sites who, when they have a conflicting community feature (such as a forum or an oekaki), and are closing it so as to comply with the charter, and have existing staff (moderators or administrators, other than themselves) and wish for their staff to be provided with similar positions on the corresponding network community feature, may do so provided that their are such staff positions available. Even if there are no staff positions available, member sites will be allowed to transfer at least 2 moderators and 1 administrator to the applicable network community feature.
If any of the above precepts of the charter is unclear to you, or you have questions about the network, please either post a comment at the bottom of this page or e-mail
The Islander Network is thus looking for an additional two member sites to join under the following conditions.
- should be a pokemon site.
- your site should have something significant, either in it's design or it's content, which makes it stand out from other pokemon sites.
- you must agree to the precepts of the Islander Network, as established in the charter. Furthermore we do not as of yet have a topsites or a chat and thus if you have either one of those, it can be added to the community features shared by the member sites in the network.
- if you have a community feature that's part of your site, and you'd like it to be added to the community features shared by member sites in the network, you must make the request to MewDragon who will discuss it with Piplup.
If you should be interested in becoming a member site of the Islander Network, please e-mail
, after making sure that your site meets the requirements above. Be sure to include the following in your application.
- Your name and your Site Name/Url.
- what makes your site stand out.
- state your agreement to the Network Charter.
- state if and how many staff members you have, who will need positions on network community resources, and please specify which community resources you have staff members who will need to be accomodated on.