So, uh...How's everyone doing?
Sun, Apr. 26th, 2009, 12:14 pm
58468_0: For now
Hi guys. For the past month or so I've been in talks with jpopstop
about a new wiki. He messaged me about his own replacement wiki at Jpop Stop
, and has so far put in about 1500 old articles that he was able to get via caches from the old wiki at ThePPN. I was waiting for approval from Womby before making this post, but at this point I have not heard anything from him and feel we can't go on without a wiki any longer. This new wiki is extremely similar to the old one aside from the sidebar logo, but what we are missing is contributors. We can't import the entire wiki from before with just a few people, but if anybody reading this would be able to help I think we can start moving on and rebuilding the wiki. I know starting anew is frustrating when we had so much information at the old place, but for now, we can deal with it until we get legitimate backups (a process more complex than simply pushing a button and saying "GIVE ME BACKUPS ROARRR").
For now everyone, let's all help out at Jpop Stop
I need to clarify a few things.
- Jpop Stop is meant as the current replacement for The Asian Wiki. Its title has nothing to do with the content inside and all of the content that was allowed at the old wiki is allowed at this one.
- Yes, we will be using the previous TAW styles at this wiki. This includes the main templates for the artist pages, the page titles being proper for release names (Page Title instead of page title) and selective for artists (YUKI instead of Yuki), and the main formats we used for all the other places. If you need help with anything, comment here or you can go to my talk page
Obviously, we're still down. To those of you who have been patiently waiting, thank you so much. I'm really sorry about this whole thing and wish I could do more. I miss the wiki just as much as everyone else and this has been extremely stressful.
I have not had any contact with Womby since the last post and at this point I cannot do anything about the status of the wiki because he is the only one with access to the backups,
so as angry as you may get and take it out in the comments, it won't change anything.
Thank you, and I'll try to get in contact with him once more.
Hi all again~ I've been waiting for a solid response from Womby about what's going on with the Wiki, but he's been ridiculously busy with work as usual so I think it'll be a little bit longer.
I want to apologize for what many read as a pretentious/rude/mine's-a-high-horse comment in my last entry telling you not to support copies of the Wiki. My message was misconstrued and I should also probably learn to express myself better. =/ What I meant was that these copies of the Wiki are not run by the original Asian Wiki and we don't really have anything to do with them. In other words, they're not us and it's not us doing the contributing. It's true they can take our information, but I find it a bit rude when they go to the trouble of taking our logo. Of course, you're more than welcome to help these sites out. It's been extremely difficult for me the past several months living without the wiki - I'm so used to going there several times a day just to look up information like the rest of you, so I really understand your pain! (The internet's so boring right now. D:) Everyday I see new information that I want to add into the site (like Okamoto Rei's new album and singles, STEREO PONY goodness, Goto Maki's comeback, idols dying/divorcing/getting busted for drugs) and then I remember that I can't anymore. At this point there's nothing more I want from the internet right now than for the site to come back.
I read all of your comments and I will be getting back to the ones requiring answers shortly. I speak for all of the admins when I say that we appreciate your support so incredibly much, and it's great to know that many of you are still willing to stick with us while you're subjected to this crap. The Wiki would barely exist without you in the first place, so thank you very, very much.
As always, I will update again when I know more. <3
I will tell you what I do know at the moment.Wiki.theppn is NOT closed and any copies of the site should not be supported. We do not back them or have any affiliation with them and they are essentially taking our information without permission.
I heavily apologize for the downtime and my own lack of checking this community and setting things straight. I didn't realize there were so many people waiting for a simple status update, but believe me, I understand the feeling. I also understand you want a source for Asian pop culture information, but we
are the place to go to, even though we've been experiencing unreasonable downtime.
Please, just hang in there a little bit longer. I'll be able to give you concrete information soon.
~ Wapiko, Wiki.theppn sysop
Any updates at all on the restoration of wiki? There are a few people who commented on the last post wondering if they could lend their talents. And at this point I would think that any help would sorely be appreciated.
Please, don't see this as prodding and just wanting a great thing back so soon. I am terribly lost without wiki.theppn and am just wondering if anything new has happened and what the latest update is.
Hey all, as you've noticed, the Wiki's been down for a couple weeks again. I didn't make a post at the time about it because I thought it wasn't serious, but it would seem it might be.
I can't tell you a whole lot, but in Womby's own words, the Wiki was "attacked" and consequently brought down. However, while he was putting it back up, he encountered some difficulties so it remains down. The Wiki's a crazy beast. D:
So yes, still down. If I hear anything more I'll post here.
But, I didn't know who else could help me. Last month, I was in New York when I saw an Asian girl standing on the median in Times Square. I took some pictures then noticed she was being filmed by an Asian crew. I took several more pictures of both her and the crew. Now, it's over a month past and I still cannot figure out who this mystery girl is. This is where you come in.Here
is a link to my LJ post about this girl including the pictures. They were taken around 4:30pm on 11 October 2008.
If this isn't allowed here, let me know and I will delete the post. However, if you can identify this girl, please let me know. It's been haunting me ever since and I just want closure on this topic.
Yeah.. pathetic title is excusable.
But in all seriousness, I'd love to know why wiki is down? Is it because someone forgot to pay the bill or there's not enough money to pay the bill. If that's teh case then we need to get some money together.
Teh internets feels dead without our beloved wiki T_T
Not to jump the gun or anything...BUT...Since there is no kind of alert or somesuch hereabouts...what's goin' on with wikiThePPN?
As far as I'm aware, it's been down since this morning (11AM PST-Friday, November 14, 2008).