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11-30-2010 @ 1:04PM
oh so THAT'S why the last sentence on this weeks podcast was scary and hinted at the fact we may see you again before next week... I was wondering about that
11-30-2010 @ 2:41PM
What better for a source of WoW info, wowwiki.com or wowpedia.com?
11-30-2010 @ 2:49PM
I'm pretty sure wowwwiki was abandoned in favour of wowpedia due to issues with wikia so you shouldn't be using it.
11-30-2010 @ 2:55PM
I like wowwiki, myself. It seems like wowpedia has lower writing quality. That's not to say that wowwiki is Dickens, but it seems generally better written.
11-30-2010 @ 3:31PM
llrym, WoWPedia.org is the same site. The people from WoWWiki went over, and the articles were copied.How could they be lower quality if they were copied over?
@ IlmyrnWowpedia IS WoW Wiki.
11-30-2010 @ 3:44PM
Wowpedia WAS Wowwiki. Most of the admins and users of Wowwiki left the site after some disagreements with the host, Wikia, and copied all the info from the old Wowwiki over to Wowpedia. Any differences between the websites now are due to edits made after the move. Personally I've moved over to Wowpedia as well.
11-30-2010 @ 3:52PM
Ilmyrn - considering that wowpedia was essentially a dump of wowwiki content into new software, I'd be surprised if there is any appreciable difference between them. However, given the fact that they converted just in time for a worldwide cataclysm, it's possible that the editorial teams simply haven't caught up yet.If you edit anything at wowwiki, you get a pleasant message informing you that the wowwiki site is going away and would you please please pretty please with a lump of sugar switch over to wowpedia instead.
11-30-2010 @ 3:59PM
Wowpedia is Wowwiki.The admins from the old wowiki site abandoned it and formed Wowpedia instead. Since wowpedia is very new, you'll find that many info is missing, but wowpedia is much more updated and will become the definitive WoW wikipedia once all of the previous wowwiki articles are copied and updated.
11-30-2010 @ 4:54PM
To further explain the issue as I understand it, Wikia was basically trying to force more ads on all of their wikis AND a layout that actually had been reported by those who tested it as giving eye strain and headaches. Quite a few wikis were not pleased with Wikia for doing it. This change ALSO severely hampered tooltips from working correctly, and things like the charts that WoWwiki had previously used. Wikia would not give up the wowwiki name as they make a ton of money from that wiki and money is basically their main objective (they ARE a company, of course it is, but generally companies should listen to their customers and not insist on layouts that cause medical issues too.) So. There was some furor and then almost all of the main founders and editors decided to copy all the pages on Wowwiki and switch to Wowpedia, which Curse is currently hosting. There apparently will be MINIMAL ads later to help offset the cost of hosting them. Wikia reacted by demoting the power of anyone who was involved in the switch, even if they were still trying to keep the trolls off of Wowwiki, and hiring their OWN PEOPLE, some of which have even basically said they hate WoW, to be the new admins at "Wowwiki". This is why everyone is encouraged to switch to wowpedia.org for information and not visit the Wowwiki pages anymore. I'm not personally involved in the issue, but I did read the discussions on it out of curiosity. The reason why it's important to specifically go to wowpedia is because google will only start ranking that higher in searches when more people pick wowpedia out of a google list over wowwiki. Wikia really doesn't deserve to continue gaining money when attempts were made to reason with them and they wouldn't... and they admitted that Wowwiki was the most successful Wikia wiki. That's not as summed up as I'd like, but it's a tangled mess of an issue and I tried. :/
11-30-2010 @ 6:54PM
Einhorn is Finkle! FINKLE IS EINHORN!
11-30-2010 @ 9:09PM
One thing of note. There are many articles that have been updated on wowwiki that sadly have not be added or updated in wowpedia. I hope wowpedia can catch on because I really liked wowwiki and I am also of the kind of person who will gladly boycott wowwiki if I can find the info on wowpedia.Basically wowpedia feels like wowwiki that stopped at the switch and this makes me sad.
11-30-2010 @ 9:33PM
@icepyro, you have it backwards. Wowpedia is better updated now - WoWWiki is becoming more outdated.
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