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WikiDevi shutting down 10/31/2019

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by sfx2000, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    FYI... impending loss of a great resource...

    It's a terrible loss to the community... hopefully someone picks up the reigns to continue the site...
     
  2. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Site may already be gone. Couldn't raise it just now.
    It has been a great resource, but was definitely a labor of love.
     
  3. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    Sad news indeed.

    To my shame :oops: I "saw" that message the other day but only glanced at the beginning of it and thought "oh, it'll be going down for maintenance". It didn't register that it was permanent.

    Maybe TechInfoDepot could buy the domain name and use it as a redirector (WikiDevi is much easier to remember).
     
  4. Trip

    Trip Very Senior Member

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    There's enough interest through the OpenWRT community that I wouldn't be surprised if it gets transplanted in pretty short order. I wouldn't expect it to remain down for all that long.
     
  5. Internet Man

    Internet Man Senior Member

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    Definitely a huge loss. It was one of those sites that I never knew I needed until I found it.
     
  6. RTN

    RTN Regular Contributor

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    https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/index.php/Main_Page ;)

    The database and history of edits have been saved so far on a temporary hosting.
    Now there is a search for permanent hosting and any help is welcome, including donation.
     
  7. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    I would be willing to permanently host the site. But without updates, its usefulness would be limited, no?
     
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  8. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    I agree that ideally, it would have to be an actual Wiki (so people would be able to update its content), not just a static archive.
     
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  9. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    I never could figure out what the motivation was of the person(s) who created and maintained WikiDevi, other than a labor of love. It's a LOT of work to get product details.
     
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  10. RTN

    RTN Regular Contributor

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    The base is deployed by the developer Wive-NG (sfstudio), it will be possible to discuss the possibility of hosting with him.
    I am a moderator of wl500g.info (Omega) and have been constantly updating WikiDevi pages and tables for 5 years;)
    Now I am also updating the new WikiDevi database, added links to alternative firmware on the main page.
    If it is possible to host WikiDevi on your hosting, you can discuss the transfer of the database in private messages.
     
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  11. madhatter01

    madhatter01 Regular Contributor

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    WikiDevi was a amazing site. I would of love to donate to them to keep it going.
     
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  12. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Wondering - what would be the costs to maintain something like WikiDevi...

    I can see the utility for a limited audience, mostly developers, and there, it might be something more oriented towards the OpenWRT team, which also needs support.
     
  13. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Hosting itself if relatively cheap unless the site gets huge traffic, which I don't think is the case.

    It costs more to secure the site, keep it updated, monitor it and deal with the hassles of constant doorknob rattling.

    I rethought this and decided to not pursue hosting.
     
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