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sheridan

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What happened to the wiki?
« on: 03 May, 2013, 04:22:46 am »
I stumbled across the wikia 2000ad wiki and, seeing that it was rather scanty, added a few pages relating to this week's releases (from Rebelliion and IDW) - just stubs.  It was only after I'd done this that I discovered there seems to have been an abortive attempt at a wiki on 2000adonline, none of which is available (unless you're a beta tester?)  What happened to this?  I'd much rather work on a wiki that is built on data migrated from the 2000ad database than have to start from scratch...

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #1 on: 03 May, 2013, 02:08:08 pm »
It launches this week. It has said that for several years though.

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #2 on: 03 May, 2013, 02:24:08 pm »
The Wiki was my little project a few years back (working on it as and when I had a moment to) but due to various other projects my ability to find time to work on the wiki diminished to the point that it was left to gather dust.  :(

I currently have a few large projects on the go that require most of not all of my time but as they begin to mature the workload should ease up, *hopefully* allowing a little time for me to work on other projects like this.

Personally I would love to get the wiki to beta stage and open it up to forum members but there is still a lot of work thats needed, especially now its a few years out of date in both code and content.

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #3 on: 03 May, 2013, 02:28:40 pm »
Last I knew, the thing that killed the wiki was both lack of time, and the apparent lack of legality concerns up front, as noted in http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,28096.0.html. I had access to it once, no idea why I was stripped of the access.

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #4 on: 03 May, 2013, 05:37:59 pm »
"Soon".

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #5 on: 05 May, 2013, 08:11:51 pm »
I really don't understand why it can't just be opened up to the forum public for editing. I'd give it about a week before it was completely full of every obscure fact a wiki needs.

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #6 on: 07 May, 2013, 09:21:27 am »
There is a fair bit of custom code in it that hasn't been completed yet which will need to be finished before the wiki is useable.

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #7 on: 17 August, 2013, 03:05:09 pm »
Well, I've carried on adding to the wikia wiki, ten progs down, 1834 to go...

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #8 on: 02 September, 2013, 12:59:23 pm »
'This week sees the launch of the exciting beta release of the brand new 2000 AD wiki database – an online repository of 35 years of thrill-power, editable by fans themselves! Specially selected site users will be able to give the wiki a test run before it is opened up to the wider online community within the next month!'
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I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #9 on: 02 September, 2013, 01:08:33 pm »
how many years that that "this week" message been there now?

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #10 on: 22 October, 2013, 07:19:19 pm »
cough
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #11 on: 31 October, 2013, 08:10:03 pm »
are there any good fan made wiki's I know we have barney wondering if anything else
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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #12 on: 02 December, 2013, 07:00:41 pm »
how many years that that "this week" message been there now?

Perhaps a Betelgeusian week is several Earth years long.

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #13 on: 09 January, 2014, 10:43:26 pm »
are there any good fan made wiki's I know we have barney wondering if anything else
I've been working on the 2000AD wikia ( http://2000ad.wikia.com ), mostly just updating it with my weekly progs (though that got put on hold during November when I was NaNoWriMoing, and I haven't quite got back up to speed yet).
p.s. it has a long way to go...

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Re: What happened to the wiki?
« Reply #14 on: 09 January, 2014, 10:51:18 pm »
That's not a bad looking wiki - could do with thickening up though. I've got a massive archive of sorts if you want any data although frankly Barney has all that covered :P Could be great for filling in more detailed world/appearance specific information and for some good comprehensive creator entries....


hmmmmmmmmm but where to start.