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New Wiki Host Proposition

Shall we use Wikia as the new Wiki Server

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1 New Wiki Host Proposition on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:52 pm

As you all may already know from the Wiki thread in the Ministries of the USNW directory. The past Wiki company we were joined to (Wikkii) has left without notice to it's members. This causes a problem for us since to my estimate, 50% of information not shown on the forums were in that wiki, meaning we shall need to start over again with a new company.

I propose the use of the company Wikia which I came across looking at the wiki of the show Criminal Minds. This wiki company appears to be free at first sight; and will probably turn out to be free.

To give you an example of Wikia's work, I will show you the wiki used for, Criminal Minds. Accompanied by the actual website for the company and also the original quote from Mike.

http://criminalminds.wikia.com/wiki/Criminal_Minds_Wiki

http://www.wikia.com/Wikia

Michael-M wrote:Attention pwrease,

It has come to the attention of Ying and myself that the cause of the Wiki's downtime for so long, is due to the fact that the Host itself is by what I understand, shutdown. Kinda meaning that we don't have a Wiki anymore. SO, I think we'll need a new host.

Ying also noticed that we don't have backups, (unless there's any of you that do) so we'll have to recreate everything.

As mentioned in the quote above, I have no back-ups (apart from pictures and a few templates in files and also by memory) but if anybody has any back-ups it will help a lot if you can put them into the wiki, no matter on the state of the article. If anybody has the old link to Matt's wiki, could we also have that so we can copy whatever is intact from that.

I thank you for listening and hopefully we can get it up and running quick as possible.

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2 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:08 pm

Will

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I think we should, if possible, host it on our own domain, usnw.net, just as ain and cinl do.

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3 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:16 pm

I agree Will after chatting on Skype, but this will work as a good back-up to it if Chip or none of us can use that Cpanel thing you talked about.

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4 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:21 pm

Chip

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We've used Wikia before, I think we should look at other options. Specifically hosts that use a real wikipedia format, not wikia. We switched from wikia because a lot of templates and infoboxes don't work on it or don't look right because of the sidebar on the right.

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5 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:19 pm

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A lot of the big shots use Wikia I noticed, including a lot of games like Halo Nation. But hosting it on the forums is an interesting idea.

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6 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:39 pm

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We talked on skype, I misunderstood the way the site was setup and the wiki being hosted here doesn't look like it's an option. Cross

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7 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:21 pm

Chip

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Forth and I are looking into something. Give us a day or so to come up with something.


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8 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:07 pm

Jack

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http://usnw.wikia.com/wiki/United_Sovereign_Nations_of_the_World_Wiki Razz

I have a somewhat adequate knowledge of servers and forumotion, as well as what you can and can't do on them. Razz Let me know if you need any help.


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9 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:05 am

Chip

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Yeah, wikia sucks.... Razz

We're working on something.


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10 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:52 am

USNW wiki on wikia sucks lolol thats why we moved to wikkii :p

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11 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:00 pm

I realised Wikia sucks as well, were all counting on you Chip and Forthie x3

And while were at it, can you all just have a look for anything that might be beneficial to restoring the wiki as soon as possible, just any pictures, any templates, any drafts for articles.

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12 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:03 pm

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13 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:11 am

Hmmm I think it is better if we can figure out how we host our wiki D:

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14 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:05 pm

I wouldn't say swag...more a crawl, or a ramble. it'll be a time before it's back to normal. Also I think we should find some way as well to host our own wiki, we can keep that one though, also if we can't host our own, we improvise Razz

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15 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:23 pm

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I've been trying to add some templates with no luck. Razz I should leave it to the admins.


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16 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:47 pm

Well I'm making my wiki article of Terrorist Incidents x3

http://usnw.net23.net/wiki/index.php/List_of_Terrorist_Incidents

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17 Re: New Wiki Host Proposition on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:10 pm

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hurp we technically host it Razz

We can't host it on usnw.net because its a property of foroumotion, who is, if you didn't notice for forums only Razz


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