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Sun, Nov. 16th, 2008, 11:13 am
sakurakessho: wiki be down, yo

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

Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)

Everybody, start copying the information from google cache for wiki.theppn.org before it disappears :p
According to wikiindex.org it's only 19,000 pages.

I'm kidding... no, not really. This could have been a solution.
Well, it's better than starting from scratch.
www.wikinfo.org could be a good place to host it (wikipedia won't allow them due to notability crap), but there are probably better places.
Don't see it as a "19,000 wtf, we'll never do it". It should be seen as a "one step at a time".

Can you imagine what you will do if theppn doesn't come back?
*mass events of nekkid children could happen, as it was professed in GitS* (lame joke, I know)

Anyway, has Womby considered requesting support from the mySQL dudes or some other experts?
"That requires money." Yes I know. That is why a donation scheme could be set.

Come on guys! People need to have valid reasons to procrastinate!!!
JAV isn't enough...

Sat, Dec. 6th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Possible extraction experts?

Could the most recent DB be transferred to:
(a) a trusted volunteer with access to an InnoDB-capable server
(b) a trusted person with the necessary tools to convert it?
[Either direct DB conversion or by loading it on a personal private server and ripping / converting the wiki directly.]
(c) torrent or ed2k, in the absence of a trusted expert, so the community can use it and potentially find a solution involving one of the above?
The loss of control, account opening, etc in the last one is undesirable, but I hope preferable to the death of the wiki . . .

I seriously lack time right now, but there are tools out there and I might be a person capable of doing this. However, an expert would be better, and even when not Anon, I am not a known and trusted member of the community. :-/
Were option (c) used, I would definitely invest time in the recovery effort.