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Discussion from 2010 and earlier is archived at WoWWiki talk:About/Archive1

See also: Thread:386246 and WoWWiki:About

These proposals relate to an important event in WoWWiki history on 20 October 2010, when the community forked in two halves. Wowpedia has since continued on different infrastructure.

The two wikis are affiliated to Fandom and Gamepedia, who in 2019 came together through corporate acquisitions. There has since been a discussion in the WoWWiki forums with over 100 posts debating the merits of reuniting the two communities.

Due to Wowpedia's larger size, it is presumed any merger would occur on Wowpedia's infrastructure.

Principles toward Proposal #1

See also: Thread:386246, WoWWiki:Voting policy and WoWWiki:Policy status phases
  • Any person with ten or more good-faith contributions to WoWWiki is considered an eligible voter, no matter when these contributions occurred
  • Per previous discussion, Proposal #1 is suggested to require a lead of five votes sustained for six days and be left open for at least fourteen days (double the norm for a policy vote)
  • Per previous discussion, Proposal #1 is suggested to require a 3:1 lead of all voters, and also a 3:1 lead of the voters who self-identify as any of the following:
  • Current contributors to WoWWiki (that probably means you!)
  • Former contributors to WoWWiki at any time since the fork
  • Former contributors to WoWWiki before the fork, if these contributions outnumber any subsequent contribution to Wowpedia
  • Current and former WoWWiki administrators, excluding those who exclusively participated in the fork
  • Current and former Fandom staff members, but only if they qualify as an eligible voter (10+ contributions to WoWWiki) and a sizable proportion of their contributions relate in some form to WoWWiki

These rules were first proposed by User:Ddcorkum in the 2019-2020 discussion thread, to allow fairness by allowing all eligible voters to participate while resolving the perceived conflict of interest by many interested eligible voters because of their participation in Wowpedia.

Proposal #1: Reunite the WoWWiki Community with its Wowpedia Fork

WoWWiki should begin a phased process of re-uniting with Wowpedia, its other half who forked on 20 October 2010, using a method and pace to be determined through collaboration of the broader WoWWiki/Wowpedia community.

Specifically, it is proposed to adopt the following conventions:

  • Any person with ten or more good-faith contributions to WoWWiki and/or Wowpedia is considered an eligible voter on both sites for any subsequent discussion/proposal relating to reuniting the communities
  • Contributors of both WoWWiki and Wowpedia should make a best effort to identify instances of content on WoWWiki that is superior, and transfer information to Wowpedia to prevent its future loss
  • Contributors, administrators, staff members and all stakeholders should collaborate to build a timetable for a phased transition to Wowpedia that takes into consideration technical improvements which could help make the process smoother for current WoWWiki contributors

Votes by Current WoWWiki Contributors

  1. Yes (M o r p hJames E. Rooks, Jr. aka: Morph
    Morphgnome & Morphdraenei
    | CMorph has made Special:Editcount/Jrooksjr contribution(s) to WoWWiki. | TLeave me a message on my Discussion/Talk Page) IconSmall Gnome Male.gifMorphgnomeIconSmall Draenei Male.gifMorphdraenei 01:14, February 16, 2020 (UTC) - (no comment)
  2. Yes - Sitb (Message wall / Talk page) 16:16, February 21, 2020 (UTC) - (Not sure if I qualify as a "current contributor" anymore, since I am mostly here as part of the wiki manager role in recent months, but much of my thoughts on this have already been posted in detail on the forum thread linked above)

Votes by Former WoWWiki Contributors

  1. Yes ddcorkum (talk) 15:31, February 15, 2020 (UTC) - (I contributed a couple times to WoWWiki after the fork, but mostly sought to keep things harmonious and in the end I chose Wowpedia. I am making this proposal, and recognize my own conflict of interest, but also feel this is truly important for the broader community to finally come back together.)
  2. Yes Pcj (talk) 21:18, February 18, 2020 (UTC) - (no comment)
  3. Yes Elrox (talk) 15:08, February 19, 2020 (UTC) - (no comment)