Historical Hastings

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Founded by: Roy Penfold
Status: Active
Language: English
Edit mode: ByInvitation
Wiki engine: MediaWiki
Wiki license: Copyright to original source author
Main topic: Places
Wiki Size: 3,757 article pages see stats
wikiFactor: 3 info / verify

(As of: 2022-01-15)


The Historical Hastings website is for the history of Hastings, Sussex, England, in the United Kingdom (UK). It started as a mapping site, hence the 'HistoryMap' domain name, but grew into a wiki-based site used as a research tool. The mapping functionality is still retained in the site, and is gradually being increased, with categorised sections (for example farms, or cinemas) incorporating maps showing features referenced within the site. Funding for the site is entirely voluntary, and any funds raised via donations or advertisements shown on the site are utilised solely for hosting costs. The research and content is provided by a small team of volunteers. When the wiki was originally created, all visitors were welcome to make corrections and add personal or family histories to existing pages without requiring an account, (aka an open edit wiki). However, as of January 2022, the wiki was changed to require all prospective editors to request account, thereby rendering the wiki site to ByInvitation.

For a relatively new wiki site, it is great to see the popular pages facility retained by way of the HitCounters extension from MediaWiki, as this provides the current data output required for its wikiFactor (wF) value.