November 24, 2004
In late 2010, mandatory changes to the Wikia interface broke some of the wiki's advanced functionality and added many undesirable new limitations. As a result, all of the admins who were not Wikia employees and many of the active users moved to Wowpedia in October 2010.
Wowpedia was created by duplicating the then-current wowwiki.com database, including edit histories and user pages. Thus at the launch of Wowpedia.org, the two wikis had identical content. Since that time, individual editors have made changes to each of the wikis independent of the other. These changes are not automatically reflected to the other wiki, although there are editors who continue to edit both wikis and may mirror changes from one to the other. As part of the CC-BY-SA license used by both Wowpedia and WoWWiki, copying content between the two sites is permitted if proper attribution is given.
Wikia continues to host wowwiki.com as it did before wowpedia was launched, and that wiki continues to be edited, albeit with a smaller volume of edits than before the split. Wikia has hired a contractor named Raylan13 to perform some updates to wowwiki.com.
- WoWWiki at Wikia