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Based on Forum:Should WoWWiki leave Wikia, there appears to be community support for moving WoWWiki to a different host. We have now begun the process of copying the current content over to a different host.

What is being copied? 
The current plan is to move the entire revision history of all articles and images. There are also plans to ensure that people with accounts here will be able to keep their usernames on the new wiki.
Update: we've copied article revisions up to a specific date (2010-10-18 21:29 UTC); images would have to be transferred over by hand. Edits made after that date will not be carried over
Where are we going? 
It'll be a new domain name, which will be announced when the new wiki is ready.
U: http://www.wowpedia.org/
When will the new wiki be ready? 
Soon; the current intention is "before BlizzCon."
U: You can visit (and edit) it now.
Do I need to do anything? 
No; you can continue editing WoWWiki -- there is a plan to transfer subsequent edits to the new wiki.
U: If you've registered on WoWWiki prior to 2010-10-14, you can use the same username on wowpedia after "reclaiming" your account.
What if I want to close my Wikia account?
While Wikia does not close accounts, you can place {{Delete my user pages}} on your user page and a bot will get around to deleting it (and any subpages you may have).

--foxlit (talk) 21:43, October 16, 2010 (UTC) ( Updated foxlit (talk) 18:15, October 20, 2010 (UTC))


Can other wikis use your hosting?

Moved to Forum:Should WoWWiki leave Wikia?

Update

The new wiki is ready and waiting for your edits at http://www.wowpedia.org/ Please proceed with all due haste to edit there. If you had an account on WoWWiki as of October 14th, you can re-claim your account at http://www.wowpedia.org/Special:UserMigration Please let us know if you have any questions. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 17:34, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

Just waiting to find out when the reclamation is working again. I'm getting the "account already in use" error. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 18:23, October 20, 2010 (UTC)
I can confirm that there is an issue affecting multiple (but not all) accounts at the moment. A fix is in the pipeline, and will probably be applied later today. Hang in there :) -- foxlit (talk) 18:47, October 20, 2010 (UTC)
This bug is now fixed. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 18:59, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

This wiki is not closing

I just want to confirm that this wiki will remain open and available to edit. You are welcome to continue to contribute here. -- Sannse (talk) 18:28, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

Correct, it's not closing, it's moving. JoshuaRodman (talk) 16:49, October 21, 2010 (UTC)
Discussion moved to Forum:Should WoWWiki leave Wikia?#This wiki is not closing

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