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    Apprentice Greytalker

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    Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:16 am  
    Greyhawk Wiki

    When will the wiki be back? I've been trying to find some info, but the wiki has been closed for a bit. Cry
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    Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:41 pm  

    What info are you looking for?
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    Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:53 pm  

    You answered already, though it would be nice if the wiki DID come back.
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    Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:46 am  
    wiki

    Still no word on the wiki? Cry
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    Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:52 pm  

    Hoping the wiki comes back soon!!!
    Black Hand of Oblivion

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    Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:02 am  

    Sorry for not having posted earlier, but Gary has been notified of the wiki being down (and for the past few days Canonfire! itself), and has posted this update on the Canonfire! Facebook page:

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    Hi Everyone!

    Just an update on what's going on.....yes Canonfire and the Wiki have been unavailable. It is intentional. Unfortunately, problems on our host, specifically with the databases behind those sites have forced me to take them down.

    I hope to have Canonfire back up today, but the Wiki will be down for a bit longer. I feel confident in saying we haven't lost the contents, however, spammers have made both sites unstable and corrupted.

    I will update you again when I know more...

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    Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:17 am  

    Any update on the status of the wiki?
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    Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:37 pm  
    Thanks!

    Thanks for the notice. The wiki can be fun!
    Apprentice Greytalker

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    Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:50 am  

    Still hoping the wiki will be back online sometime soon... any thoughts on when that might be?
    Black Hand of Oblivion

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    Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:27 pm  

    No updates yet.
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    Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:19 pm  

    Time to bump this...

    Any word on when the wiki might be available again?
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    Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:44 pm  

    GreyMage wrote:
    Time to bump this...

    Any word on when the wiki might be available again?


    A number of us are now working to restore the wiki. I can tell you that I have now recovered the majority of the content, and gotten copies to others in case I drop dead or something. The content is sadly NOT in a usable form at the moment.

    We intend that not only will the recovered Wiki be backed-up in many locations - but also actively mirrored online. I can't give an estimate as to when we'll be done.

    Anyone with a deep knowledge of MediaWiki and/or MySQL and would like to help, can reach me as w80 in #greytalk. I rarely check PMs or follow threads in the forum.
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    Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:04 pm  

    lamashtu wrote:


    A number of us are now working to restore the wiki. I can tell you that I have now recovered the majority of the content, and gotten copies to others in case I drop dead or something. The content is sadly NOT in a usable form at the moment.

    We intend that not only will the recovered Wiki be backed-up in many locations - but also actively mirrored online. I can't give an estimate as to when we'll be done.

    Anyone with a deep knowledge of MediaWiki and/or MySQL and would like to help, can reach me as w80 in #greytalk. I rarely check PMs or follow threads in the forum.


    Lamashtu, I would be interested in being a mirror site... thinking I might build a Raspberry Pi just for that... a fun project possibly. Could you provide more details (when you are ready to mirror)?

    Also emailed a gamer friend of mine who is heavily into SQL to see if he would be interested in helping out.

    Thanks for the update.
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    Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:56 am  

    lamashtu wrote:

    A number of us are now working to restore the wiki. I can tell you that I have now recovered the majority of the content, and gotten copies to others in case I drop dead or something. The content is sadly NOT in a usable form at the moment.

    We intend that not only will the recovered Wiki be backed-up in many locations - but also actively mirrored online. I can't give an estimate as to when we'll be done.

    Anyone with a deep knowledge of MediaWiki and/or MySQL and would like to help, can reach me as w80 in #greytalk. I rarely check PMs or follow threads in the forum.

    Many thanks to you and everyone else involved in doing the heavy lifting. Cool
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    Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:13 pm  
    Greyhawk Wiki Article

    Can someone send me the article about the Age Before Ages from the Greyhawk Wiki?

    Thank you.

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    Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:41 pm  
    Re: Greyhawk Wiki Article

    juliocba wrote:
    Can someone send me the article about the Age Before Ages from the Greyhawk Wiki?

    Thank you.

    Julio.


    It's archived here.

    (In general, archive.org is a good resource for fallen websites)
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    Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:25 am  

    any update regarding the status of the wiki?
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    Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:08 pm  

    I would like to second the request for an update as to the wiki (repair) status...
    Black Hand of Oblivion

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    Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:20 am  

    Sorry to say I have no information on this. Hopefully Gary of one of the folks working on the wiki will pop in with an update.
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    Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:21 pm  

    So I've recovered an unknown percentage of the wiki's most recent state, in a form that's not particularly usable. We've managed to get it online, again, in a mostly unusable form. We're stalled on the magnitude of manual labor required to return it to a reasonable state.

    There's little I hate more than writing code that work with XML, so I don't foresee an automated tool being written currently. Another option might be Amazon's Mechanical Turk I guess, but writing the specification would be complicated and I don't think I'd want to provide the funding on my own.

    We've also been pursuing another option, which is obtaining a copy of the corrupted wiki database from Gary. With this in hand, we really ought to be able to restore it to a working state. This option lies in the hands of the server provider (do they keep backups? will they fork 'em over?) and Gary (request backups, put 'em someplace I can leech em to a hefty machine able to work on the database).

    rasgon's post above continues to the be the best option I'm aware of for those in need of the wiki. archive.org provides a tremendous benefit to society, albeit one not always fully appreciated.

    So yeah; we're stalled on multiple fronts, but the data is secure at least, and we haven't given up. Again: anyone with a deep knowledge of mediawiki, please reach out here or in Greytalk.
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    Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:05 pm  

    Is the issue one of expertise with MW? Getting hands on the actual DB? Time? Some of each?

    As for funding... would kickstarter work to fund having someone return the DB to a non-corrupted state?

    Is that a possibility?
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    Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:23 am  

    Since my last update, I've obtained the allegedly corrupted database, and it successfully imported via my mariadb instance. A brief scan of the tables by eye suggests it's in fairly good shape - but probably riddled with spam.

    I'm waiting on delivery of the /wiki/ directory contents, so I can look for signs of tampering with the PHP code, after which I can attempt a full recovery of the wiki and see where/how it breaks down.

    I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll be able to recover the wiki to a usable form at this point.

    Kickstarter would probably be an inappropriate place to try to fund repairs. A GoFundMe page seems more like the correct approach, should it come to that.

    GreyMage wrote:
    Is the issue one of expertise with MW? Getting hands on the actual DB? Time? Some of each?

    As for funding... would kickstarter work to fund having someone return the DB to a non-corrupted state?

    Is that a possibility?
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    Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:03 pm  

    It looks like the data has been recovered and the wiki will be back shortly.
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    Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:39 pm  

    Excellent news, Gary! :D

    Now if we can just get the Greytalk Archive restored too.... ;)

    Allan.
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    Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:13 am  

    Oh sure Allan, trying to get me to burn my Wish spell? ;-)

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