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Forums: Index WoWWiki general Current advantages of WoWWiki

Yes, there are some. The disadvantages have been talked about alot already, so lets flip the coin...

  • WoWWiki has mindshare. The ignorant, nostalgic, or Wikia lovers will probably continue to visit WoWWiki.
  • Language links. Several alternate language based versions of WoWWiki have been created and can easily interwiki link.
  • Wikia-only features. This is mostly a plus. If Wikia would give more control over new features it might be all plus.
  • Good infrastructure. All the work put into WoWWiki so far is not for nothing.
  • Professional support. Not a huge plus, but sometimes paid support staff can be more responsive.
  • Opportunity to become an admin. With most of the old admins gone, if you want to try to be an admin here, you have a good chance.
  • WoWRP sister site for fanfic and RP. WoWWiki doesn't have to be as draconian about managing fanfic and RP because users can be directed to WoWRP easily.
  • Shared login with other Wikia wikis. This is not exactly true, but it could be.

That's my list so far. Please DO NOT start listing disadvantages if you want to add to this list. If you want to do that, make a new post. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 11:13 AM PST 11 Dec 2010

More advantages of WoWWiki Edit

  • If I think of some more stuff, I'll add it above. Feel free to add stuff below that I missed. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 11:13 AM PST 11 Dec 2010
  • I've had a lot of negative experiences on Wiki's. First Wikipedia deleted ALL the content from WoW. You are playing the game and next day it's gone. It's only 3 or 4 people harrassing you to remove all the content, but those adding content were blocked from the site. Similar people came here shortly after the content started appearing. If someone doesn't like your work the even delete the history so it looks like they did all of it. They finagle, swingle, twist, spin, and are just crooked evil. I'm thinking in real life maybe they are a govenor or senator. A history professor that I brought this up to said that they don't want your work. Get a clue. Make your own website. I didn't do this but many new WoW sites have popped up and are more friendly. I think if WoWWiki is to continue it should look into change management where you don't go deleteing someone's stuff because you are upper management and/or a bully. I know people that play a lot of games, and look at this stuff saying, "Meh, they don't care. We know it's wrong, but they aren't gonna give me any credit, and probably even give me a virus. I'm not going there." <--This is very negative selfish thinking, but is the product of evil senior people (that probably sit alone in church, LOL) Readingwhatyousaid (talk) 21:15, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
    Could this be summarized as WoWWiki is better than Wikipedia for Warcraft stuff? --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 3:09 PM PST 13 Dec 2010

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On the Shared Login point, what's not quite true about that? If you register on WoWWiki, you can login on Stupid Wiki or The Vault or any other Wikia wiki with the same name. --Kris talk 19:50, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

I think WoWWiki actually runs on a separate user database, even though it is replicated. So, you may have to re-login to WoWWiki even if you've logged into the The Vault or Community Central. Or, if you've logged into WoWWiki, you may have to re-login to any other Wikia wikis. That's been my experience, at least. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 4:58 PM PST 11 Dec 2010
I thought that might be what you meant. Not sure if that's an indicator of a separate user database, though; the Nexus sites work the same way off of a single login database. The Nexus sites are Tesnexus.com, fallout3nexus.com, dragonagenexus.com, newvegasnexus.com, and the central site of thenexusforums.com. They're a modding network for, not surprisingly, Morrowind, Oblivion, Dragon Age, Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas, with each game having its own site except Morrowind and Oblivion which share a site. --Kris talk 02:26, December 12, 2010 (UTC)
It does run on a separate system of some sort, just like Memory Alpha does. Though one only need log in once for the majority of Wikia sites, for domain-hosted places like WW and MA you have to log in twice. HooperBandP (talk) 06:03, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, it probably has to do with the domain thing. I'm not sure why that has to be a barrier, but apparently it is. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 10:57 PM PST 12 Dec 2010
It's the same user database, but the cookie that holds your login session works for one domain only. I don't know enough to know how easy it is to change this, but if it's something that's important to people here, I can find out -- Sannse@Wikia (help forum | blog) 20:16, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
It's not that important. What is important: Wikia needs to present a concrete action plan for reviving WoWWiki that the community can get behind. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 1:04 PM PST 13 Dec 2010

In reference to a post about disadvantages...

There appears to have been such a post, but it was deleted. Most of the so-called advantages here are actually things working against Wikia though. For instance, "Opportunity to become an admin" is another way of saying "Everyone left to Wowpedia." --Alaine S (talk) 22:30, December 13, 2010 (UTC)

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