Another Year, Another Hellenistai Wiki

So, just out of curiosity, am i the only one who’s noticed that the Wiki at http://wiki.hellenistai.com has been unuseable for a couple months? Yeah, didn’t think so (but if I’m wrong, please say something).

Long story short, DreamHost offers several site software packages as “One-Clink Installs”; in theory, the installation of these software packages onto a website is fully automated and requires the DreamHost user, such as myself, only “one click” to install it. Well, that’s a great idea, but unfortunately, MediaWiki —the software developed by Wikipedia developers and the software that I’m using to run the Hellenistai Wiki— does not work that way. Seriously, it’s far more complicated than i have patience for, and updating it requires me to log in through a client with the site’s IP, and doing all these things, and maybe I gotta read entrails or something, too. I’ve tried several times to complete the update of the software, only to get incredibly frustrated at the first or second step, cos something that sounds simple turned out to be incredibly complicated, and fuck that.

I’m still holding out hope that my humanoid meat-based housemate, who does this sort of thing for a living, can make it work, but I’m not going to rely on that. Fortunately, Wikia, a popular community wiki site that hosts a lot of fandom wikis, does all the backend stuff for me, and I can just be all “la-lalaaa!! I’m updating the wiki pages and that codey stuff works cos sprites and pixies!”

So the wiki is now HERE:

http://hellenistai.wikia.com/

…and I’m going to be grabbing as many pages off the Digital Archive Wayback Machine as I can over the next couple of weeks, reformatting it all manually (cos of the way the private wiki was set up, to only take updates from users with certain permissions, has cut off the edit pages from my access), and if anybody wants to volunteer their time to help me out, that’d be great! Great, great, GREAT!!!

Oh yeah, and did I mention that the forum is back open? I know I did.

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6 thoughts on “Another Year, Another Hellenistai Wiki

  1. I was wondering about the Wiki, although I haven’t checked on it in ages. I put a lot of work into the Iris article because I wanted to try to NOT make it the usual “copy and paste Wiki/Theoi!” pages you usually see.

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    • I put a lot of work into the Iris article because I wanted to try to NOT make it the usual “copy and paste Wiki/Theoi!” pages you usually see.

      Oh, I’m supremely pissed-off by all this; so I hear you. I’d spent a lot of time into so many pages, especially Eros and Thespiai, that the fact that the wiki has been unusable for the last couple months is just obscene. I’ll see if I can recover the Iris page (assuming you published it, if not, here’s a link.

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  2. I was wondering about the Wiki, although I haven’t checked on it in ages. I put a lot of work into the Iris article because I wanted to try to NOT make it the usual “copy and paste Wiki/Theoi!” pages you usually see.

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    • I put a lot of work into the Iris article because I wanted to try to NOT make it the usual “copy and paste Wiki/Theoi!” pages you usually see.

      Oh, I’m supremely pissed-off by all this; so I hear you. I’d spent a lot of time into so many pages, especially Eros and Thespiai, that the fact that the wiki has been unusable for the last couple months is just obscene. I’ll see if I can recover the Iris page (assuming you published it, if not, here’s a link.

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