UnMeta:Relationship with Wikia

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Uncyclopedia's largely-dysfunctional relationship with Wikia will be coming to an end in March 2019, with the remaining UncycloWikia wikis closed or moved to other hosts. See Forum:Reorganization of the whole Uncycs.

Make sure you ask things in the right place. There are some with which we simply cannot help you.


There were primarily two three groups of Uncyclopedias: Those hosted by Uncyclomedia, those hosted by Wikia and those are hosted somewhere else. In some cases, there were duplicate (or "forked") versions of the same project, with different users on different hosts.

The problem here is that Wikia's practices can be pretty alienating at times (and downright low at others), while many non-Wikia Uncyclomedians can also be pretty abrasive and unrelenting. Something about hard feelings, or something. These hard feelings often only expound when the folks collide; basically the 'relationship' is not pretty, though dancing on the edge of a sword it can still work. Because you know what the really funny thing is? If everyone could just be nicer and get along, we wouldn't have nearly so many problems as we do between the folks. Still a few. But less. Be mostly technical stuff and a lack of best practices at that point.

Technical stuff[edit]

Wikia[edit]

Most of the first batch of languages (French, Spanish, Italian) were created in 2006 and originally hosted here; the next batch (Taiwan, Brazil, Japan) are on uncyclomedia.org (see below). This is a for-profit company whose goals do not always coincide with those of the Uncyclopedia project. Wikia has rebranded to Fandom and servered ties; almost all of the affected wikis (as of March 2019) are being moved to other hosts.

Basically Uncyclomedia has no say on Wikia. If yours is a Wikia-wiki and needs something technical done, use the contact form from your wiki and try to have as much 'community support' as you can so you can look intimidating or something, and politely make your request. Their support folks are usually pretty pleasant if you don't irritate them.

The following require staff:

  • Checkuser
  • Interwikis
  • Namespaces
  • Bugs
  • Nuke (mass deletion of pages added by one user)
  • Other things the person writing this can't think of

Staff will usually get back to you within a day or two. Whether or not they'll actually do anything useful is another story entirely.

Uncyclomedia.org[edit]

The wikis here are mostly self-contained. Installed extensions give admins access to interwikis, checkuser, etc without having to bother anyone else about it. Some things that do need sysadmin help (in other words, carlb) include:

  • New extensions
  • Updates
  • Bugs
  • Other things the person writing this can't think of

These include Desciclopédia (Brazil), Ansaikuropedia (Japan), Uncyclopedia (Taiwan) and basically anything in *.uncyclopedia.info or *.illogicopedia.com

Carlb (email: carlb at kingston net, sms: +16135498196) will usually oblige most requests, but may take upwards of a few months to do so.

Uncyclopedia.co[edit]

This server was placed online in 2013 to host a fork of the English-language Uncyclopedia; additional projects or languages which are moving (or have moved there) include:

  • en.uncyclopedia.co (along with the associated meta/commons/en.illogicopedia.org wikis)
  • anything in *.uncyclopedia.co or *.uncyclomedia.co
  • illogicopedia.org (en: only)
  • Inciclopedia (Spanish) and Necyclopedie (Czech)

Contact User:Lyrythia on en.uncyclopedia.co for these.

Miraheze[edit]

A very small, low-budget wiki farm which hosts about 3000 wikis, mostly unrelated; a few individual Uncyclopedia languages (such as Italian) are hosted there:

  • anything in *.miraheze.org
  • uncyclopedia.miraheze.org (Simplified Chinese)
  • nonciclopedia.org (Italian)

There is a bug tracker (phabricator) and a group of volunteer sysadmins; see meta.miraheze.org for details.

Other[edit]

Varies.

The following are independently hosted, so their owners will need to be contacted directly:

  • absurdopedia.net (Russia)
  • absurdopedia.wiki (Olbanian)
  • nonsa.pl (Polish)
  • uncyclopedia.kr (South Korea)
  • Stupidedia/Kamelopedia (German) are independent of Uncyclopedia, although they may interlanguage-link to us

See also[edit]