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Fixing the AGE Wiki

Thu May 03, 2018 12:32 pm

Hi

As most of you know, the AGE Wiki is experiencing problems.

We are getting a zip of the archived data, but now need a Web Developer to put it all back together.

Anyone interested out there with knowledge of WikiMedia and a desire to help support AGE games?

I know how to edit the "pages", but am less than clueless about WikiMedia Web Development.

Thanks!

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Re: Fixing the AGE Wiki

Thu May 03, 2018 6:41 pm

I'm not sure what you mean by web development. WikiMedia is an application. I'm sure there are lots of things which must and optionally can be configured, but the content AFAIK still must conform to the WikiMedia format.

Web development is a far wider set of possibilities beyond simple HTML support. There's PHP, in many version, java scripting, XML, Flash... it's like the difference between supporting nearly every car driving on the street or just one model.

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Re: Fixing the AGE Wiki

Fri May 04, 2018 12:26 am

I'm pretty iggerant about this... don't even know all the different software or app stuff....

We're getting the zip of all the data, need someone to redo it into Wiki somehow.....

As I said, I can do the data, but not the "stuff under the hood".

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Re: Fixing the AGE Wiki

Sat May 05, 2018 2:45 pm

*sigh*

I would have to know a whole lot more.
- what is the server which will host the Wiki?
-- OS?
-- access?
-- what is the web server?
-- has a Wiki package been decided upon? installed?
--- what was the previous Wiki software?
--- what is the backup?
-- who is running these?

This is not a plug-n-play project

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Re: Fixing the AGE Wiki

Sat May 05, 2018 10:14 pm

Thanks for the info. :gardavou:

I'm totally at loss as what to do. There is no IT resource here with interest in restoring the Wiki, so I'm reaching out to the community.

I guess the Wiki will RIP as another monument to disinterest... :crying: .

The data is there, if you click on "view source" for a page. Best I can do.

Time to move on where I can contribute.... :hat:

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Re: Fixing the AGE Wiki

Mon May 07, 2018 7:07 pm

Yes, exactly, the data is as far as I know all there, and if you look at the history most of it has not been changed for years. So it's not an issue with the article texts themselves.

I at one point though it might be the templates, but from what I could tell, the templates had also not been changed, but that was a while ago when I looked, and I don't remember any specifics, and I might just be wrong on that point.

I've been working in IT for 35 years. These kinds of errors happen because something has been changed. Someone made a change in the the Wiki software, or a patch has broken something. But without access to the hosting server and the Web and Wiki installations, any speculation on specifics would be folly.

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