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Mon, Feb. 2nd, 2009, 05:41 pm
58468_0: [sysop post] The waiting game

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

Tue, Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)

I'm just glad for an update. ^-^
As long as there's some hope for the wiki returning, I can wait!
Thank you for giving us an update~

Tue, Feb. 3rd, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)

Yeah, as long as we're kept abreast ((lol)) of the situation, I can handle waiting for wiki.theppn to come back. It's always nice to see an update here and there.

But MAN, I miss it a lot.

Tue, Feb. 3rd, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)

Since Womby is busy can't he delegate it to someone else to help sort out.

Tue, Feb. 3rd, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)

It would be nice if it were that easy, like pushing a button and everything's back as it was - unfortunately, there's no easy button. There are loads of files stored on Womby's computer(s), not to mention the endless script it takes to run the Wiki. Even back when he would do simple maintenance on the site it would take hours at a time.

I'll let him elaborate more when he gets a chance.
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Tue, Feb. 3rd, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)

God, I miss the wiki! I'm going nuts thinking about all the pages I need to make and all the free time I'm gonna need for it.

Wed, Feb. 4th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)


i love wiki!!!

Thu, Feb. 5th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)

The main thing is to know that the data for the wiki is still available and there is a good chance of it being restored 'sometime'. We all have lives off the net and Womby obviously has to eat, so we can understand it's going to take some time. As for the copies, it would actually be a good service if people can provide some access to the data meantime, but only if they give credit to the original wiki! (I have never found any of these copies though, so they must be well hidden)

Thu, Feb. 5th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): anyway

I appreciate the update.
You guys can take as long as you need.
I can wait (i think...)....

Sat, Feb. 7th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)

Thank you for the update. ^^
I miss wiki so much, I had a dream that it came back, but was so disappointed when I woke up. lol

Sat, Feb. 7th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)

Thank you for updating~
I'm trying to patiently wait, but I will wait because this site is awesome and very useful. I hope everything works out :]

Mon, Feb. 9th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)

you said in your message "idols dying/divorcing..."? some idols died? omg can someone give more details?

Thu, Feb. 12th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)

I definitely miss you guys and I hope that you guys are up and running again soon, because you guys were definitely the only way I knew about new singles and albums by all my favorite singers.

I know that everyone I know that uses Wiki.theppn is waiting for you guys to come back! :D

Sun, Feb. 15th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)

*angry rant alert*

(I hope there's free speech over here)

Just forget about wiki.theppn.org

It will never come back!

Get real! It has been more than 6 months!

Busy during all this time!?

Then why not release the database and let non-busy people try to get it working?

Isn't that information free for anyone? Or is it under copyright?

The fact that the admins complain about "clones" shows that they just want to hold onto their "precious". That's why they haven't released the database.

They aren't willing to share what was supposedly public and free.

Maybe I'm sounding ungrateful here, but since they're busy, I don't see any valid reason for not releasing the database and let someone else continue the wiki. Wiki's are about communities and not about single individuals.

I would be happy if theppn could prove me I'm wrong... but sadly that won't happen!

And about the clones... it won't make any difference if they aren't willing to put a monthly torrent of their database as well, otherwise history will just repeat itself.

Tue, Feb. 17th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Sigh~

I can only agree, we have been waiting too long, time to move on. At least, show us some progress .
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Tue, Feb. 17th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Womby should have read these.


Then maybe we wouldn't be in this mess.

Sat, Feb. 21st, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
rainie_hana: Other Sites

Just wondering..i read that there's been other similar sites
I've been dying to know how the record sales are for alot of groups
And I can't really understand the oricon website that much
Does anybody mind posing up those other sites where they have information like the old wiki?

Sat, Feb. 21st, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)

No wiki makes me depressed. I haven't been the same since it's been gone!