A new wiki

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A new wiki

Post by phontanka on Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:06 pm

It has been quite a while since the wiki at bve-routes.com went down. This wiki was an essential part of our lives in the BVE world, it was a great resource which shouldn't be completely lost.

Therefore I think we need a new wiki.

The easiest option seems to be using a free wiki service like Wikia or Shoutwiki. Some people have already started to take action, there is bve.wikia.com, there is openbverollingstock.wikia.com and there is bve.shoutwiki.com.

We should decide what's best, then set up the wiki and keep it up to date like we used to. Once we have decided we should post news about the new wiki on well known BVE sites so that people know about the new wiki.

Shoutwiki gives us the standard Mediawiki software, so I've registered bve.shoutwiki.com. At bve.shoutwiki.com only registered users can edit pages and registration involves captcha, so it seems to be a good option. Hopefully robots can be kept away from this site.

Wikia is more open, anyone can edit, people don't have to register and there isn't necessarily a captcha involved when editing a page (only if you change links). Thus there may be issues with unwanted edits.

Links:
  • http://bve.shoutwiki.com
  • http://bve.wikia.com
So what do you think? Which wiki service shall we choose?
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Re: A new wiki

Post by Quork on Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:26 pm

Erm... You can have obligatory registration on Wikia as well. e.g. you can't edit MA without registering - and MA is on Wikia.
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