The ''Oasis'' skin which is to be released on November 3rd, will break and destroy many pages. It will put more ads on the site and in the content area. The max page size is 660 pixels. The skin will remove the abillity for admins to customize the CSS. You should switch.
Post by Fringe Pioneer on Oct 24, 2010 3:37:08 GMT
I suggest that, before people start moving the site purely for aesthetics, we attempt to modify the site's skin. If it can be done to satisfaction, since there will still be a skin editor, then by all means there is no reason to go through the trouble of moving.
@fireball I didn't really understand you. First, I don't want the wiki to "move to my page". I (or someone else) should register a new hosting account and host it there. I don't want any attention, I don't want any views(?), I don't even have a real page myself hosted there. And getting the threads there shouldn't be that much a problem. danball.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Statistics You can get a Database dump there. Currently its quite outdated, but since other wikia wikis have recent backups, I think mailing the wikia guys would solve the problem (they write about a button to create recent dumps, but I didn't find it).
The only real problem is, the admin of the page would need to be trusted and competent. Trusted because if he wanted, he could log all the passwords entered. And competent, because he would have to keep the mediawiki software updated for security reasons. I could provide the competent part and I would say I'm trustworthy, but your opinion might differ. And if someone else wants the job, I'm not too keen on doing it, because it means more work for me.
The Pros for moving are: no ads, full control over the wiki, no problems creating (recent) backups. The Cons are finding an admin who keeps it running. IMO.