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Title: The End
Post by: tet on May 04, 2012, 08:37:33 AM
Unfortunately, the time to retire wikipaug.net is upon us.  The domain is up for renewal, and with the latest spam/vandalism there (which has essentially destroyed the majority of the site), we really don't have much of a choice but to shut it down.  It's unfortunate given the inordinate amount of work that was put into it - twice, in fact - but we just don't see any way to recover it to what it was, we don't see any real future for it, and there frankly isn't any interest from the community in keeping it running. 

The reality is also that it was a useful but ultimately "dumb" system - the information had to be manually entered and then was "static" - unlike phish.net which has gone through a major overhaul and has made Phish's full song and show catalog available on a database that can be culled, manipulated, and accessed in infinite ways.  They have built something that has no limitations really, which is exactly what the community needed - it is far easier to maintain, and incredibly more flexible.  The fact that they have APIs that can be used in iOS apps and the like has made it the "future" for phans.  I guess that means we're actually living in the future, so we got that going for us, which is nice... 

So, wikipaug is really the dinosaur in the room, and has no real future compared to that.  The domain is set to renew on May 19th, and we will shut it down that day.

A million "thank you"s to everyone who has been involved over the years.  What a long, strange website roll-out it's been...

So long, and thanks for all the Phish!
Title: Re: The End
Post by: rowjimmy on May 04, 2012, 08:40:59 AM
While it is a shame that all the work ends up in oblivion, that is pretty much the way of things in the interwebs.

Phish.net has stepped up in a huge way in the past couple of years though, and moved from a reason to create the wikipaug to a reason that wikipaug has become redundant.

Title: Re: The End
Post by: mattstick on May 04, 2012, 08:42:30 AM
/me pours a 40 on the ground, starts slow clap for all those involved.
Title: Re: The End
Post by: VDB on May 04, 2012, 09:03:48 AM
I only checked it out a few times, but I tinker with websites enough appreciate the work that went into it, so thank you and RIP wikipaug.
Title: Re: The End
Post by: tet on May 04, 2012, 09:28:12 AM
/me pours a 40 on the ground, starts slow clap for all those involved.

(http://tet.week4paug.net/jokerclap.gif)
Title: Re: The End
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on May 04, 2012, 09:34:13 AM
that stinks. I hadn't heard about the vandalism/spam.  I guess I haven't been around here much lately.  I also will admit that I hadn't entered anything into the wiki in a long long time


shame on me
Title: Re: The End
Post by: emay on May 04, 2012, 09:49:29 AM
/me pours a 40 on the ground, starts slow clap for all those involved.

(http://tet.week4paug.net/jokerclap.gif)

Sad to see it go,
but it is what it is


Title: Re: The End
Post by: tet on May 04, 2012, 10:10:16 AM
that stinks. I hadn't heard about the vandalism/spam.  I guess I haven't been around here much lately.  I also will admit that I hadn't entered anything into the wiki in a long long time


shame on me

if you go to it now, you'll see spam on every single page.  it was honestly too hard to keep the software updated frequently enough to combat all of the holes found in its security over the years...
Title: Re: The End
Post by: sophist on May 11, 2012, 01:36:49 PM
::remembers commitment to wikipaug::
::follows suite with mattstick::
Title: Re: The End
Post by: VDB on May 11, 2012, 02:05:21 PM
if you go to it now, you'll see spam on every single page. 

And right on the front page, spam for a company called "Nimrod Environmental." Figures that a company with a name like that would hire an SEO "expert" whose methods include spamming wikis.