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To me, the speed of this shows that either there was never anything "potential" about this move, or Wikia turned the heat on. Who knows? --<span class="sigpic">[[User:M.mendel|◄mendel►]]</span> 14:00, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
 
To me, the speed of this shows that either there was never anything "potential" about this move, or Wikia turned the heat on. Who knows? --<span class="sigpic">[[User:M.mendel|◄mendel►]]</span> 14:00, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
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:Me. It was "potential" about a year ago, when we were first wondering about hosting, but since so many people were still butthurt about the gwiki buyout, we decided to see if ads and sponsors would work. We did a few contests with razer but that fell through, so IMO gcard was pretty desperate to find a hosting solution. As soon as wikia said okay a week or so ago, it was "confirmed," but the notice was just there to placate the community :p -[[User:Auron of Neon|<font color="black">Auron</font>]] 15:32, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
   
 
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== A retarded idea ==

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Question: Why do we care? It's their wiki. Let them manage themselves.--Łô√ë Roar.îğá†ħŕášħ 01:01, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

I have a poll option for you. I think there is considerable overlap between PvXwiki and GuildWiki users, and those that visit both wikis may care. I am hoping the poll will express their opinion. --◄mendel► 01:13, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Where's the option "Close down PvX so PvP has more creativity, and PvE has less elitism"?--Darksyde 01:47, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

I have to agree with Giga. This is GuildWiki, why not let the "considerable overlap" discuss the issue, say, on the wiki that actually has this as an issue?Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 03:46, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

I was thinking something similar at first. I mean, why does GuildWiki care to do a site notice for this (could have been linked somewhere on the main page instead of every page).

But i voted that it's a good idea because since long before requesting fr.guildwars, when no french wiki existed, i would have started one if i had the kind of money a wiki hosting need. I said it to the guildwiki.fr community and main admin (when their URL was gwiki.fr) ; i think that nobody should pay themselves for a wiki that might go dead (like the first guildwiki.fr) when money goes short or the person owning the hosting and domain name disapear somehow (see my talk for infos on this). Sure, the community can get together and to some fund rising but ads are not alway a bad thing. I would never put ads on my personnals websites, but when it comes to free services like Wikia or ForumActif, in my opinion it's normal to have ads. There was ads on hotmail since it's first days (no?).

And without an ad that was on fr.guildwars a few months after it's creation, i wouldn't have found a better hosting service for my websites. Lol.

That been said, it's true that it's their call on this. The PvXwiki community is the only one wich shoulddecide wether they want to survive no matter what or... But, we all know that many users of GuildWiki are also part of the PvX community. I myself could say that because i recently created an account there but i'm not really contributing to the wiki (except sometimes fixing minors code problem and typos).

I'm suddently thinking about something ! What will happen with the wiki extension they use to make popups of skills descriptions while hovering build bars ? I have some interest in this because fr.guildwars could have some use of this (but the french version). I never asked Wikia about it because i though i needed too much upgrading everytime a skill change in the game (we already have plenty to do with skills pages on fr.guildwars).

I will surely follow developments in this story. — TulipVorlax 09:50, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

They apparently already have set up the extension [1]. — TulipVorlax 10:00, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
I asked Angela about it, they just need to find a way to make it easilly upgradable by the community.
Anyway, GuilWiki wont have any use of it... — TulipVorlax 11:19, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
We could merge PvX wiki's content with GuildWiki, and have a builds section, I don't see anything wrong with that RandomTime 12:51, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
PvX has no interest in merging with your wiki for any reason. The welcome is fine and dandy but wiki content is not changing. -Auron 13:53, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

realistic?

Is German GuildWiki and PvXwiki receiving comparable visitor traffic? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 01:41, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

German GuildWiki receives 8 million page views and serves 125 million files per month. I mention them to illustrate that my price quote doesn't come from some el-cheapo fly-by-night provider. I believe guildwiki.de runs on a single server. gcardinal writes that currently pvx runs on two servers and uses 1 TB per month, so that's what I based my calculations on. --◄mendel► 03:26, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Quick move

To me, the speed of this shows that either there was never anything "potential" about this move, or Wikia turned the heat on. Who knows? --◄mendel► 14:00, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Me. It was "potential" about a year ago, when we were first wondering about hosting, but since so many people were still butthurt about the gwiki buyout, we decided to see if ads and sponsors would work. We did a few contests with razer but that fell through, so IMO gcard was pretty desperate to find a hosting solution. As soon as wikia said okay a week or so ago, it was "confirmed," but the notice was just there to placate the community :p -Auron 15:32, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

A retarded idea

This is one. PvX wiki has developed a supreme troll community. Mixing them with another community is just a bad idea.--72.189.85.14 14:59, 19 February 2009 (UTC)