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2024-02 thoughts about dead wiki / archiving here

Having run into a bunch of wiki that are no longer with us this year. I started to think that maybe we need a different namespace for wiki that have moved on. So that when people come here and bounce around, they find wiki that are at minimum, online. Also, removing them from all categories would seem prudent. Thoughts? MarkDilley

The defunct or closed or dead status should make it clear, but we could have some color if the infobox has that kind of status and maybe a headline that says so. As for categories, we definitely could have categories about [topic] assume that they are living and any of them that are dead can be a subclass of [topic]. Koavf (talk) 06:18, 26 February 2024 (UTC)
Yes, I remember advocating for keeping dead and defunct wiki in the main namespace. Now I am wondering about that decision again, checking out what folks think and appreciate hearing it. Best, MarkDilley

2022-07 – wiki engine, source code repo

Many wiki engines use or place their source code for download away from their own website to an external repository (such as GitHub or SourceForge). The wiki engine infobox template previously never had an option to clearly indicate this; however, it now does! A new field has been created in said infobox – |source code URL= , so please update wiki engine articles and / or categories accordingly. Thanks. --Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 22:25, 4 July 2022 (UTC)

2022-03 – bye-bye freenode IRC, replacement suggestions

For those not yet emerged from hibernation, the off-wiki Internet Relay Chat (IRC) feature 'freenode IRC' has closed. We therefore need to find a new service provider for our WikiIndex: Chatroom. One popular chat option appears to be the service provided by Discord.[1] Other services are available, though I personally am not proficient with any; therefore, we need to have a community discussion to find a new chat communication service which everyone (or a majority) are content with.

Can we please discuss suggestions, comments, alternatives, pitfalls, etc on our community portal talk page. Thanks in advance! --Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 23:51, 21 March 2022 (UTC)

2018 – bugs and updates

It seems we have a few bugs affecting our WikiIndex wiki, so it would be a good idea to consolidate all known bugs in one place. Furthermore, the MediaWiki software that powers our wiki is a little outdated (version 1.24.2), so it would be prudent to consider upgrading not only the core MediaWiki software, but also any requests for any new MediaWiki extensions. Please report your bugs, raise your requests, or contribute to the discussion in the appropriate page listed below.


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