Forum:WoWWiki Reuniting with Wowpedia

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There is an important vote at WoWWiki that could lead to the communities reuniting together. This proposal advanced from Vote/Vote to Vote/Closing, with five votes in favour and none against.

The vote was for the following:

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


I direct Wowpedia's attention to the first sub-bullet: this proposal means that in the future all WoWWiki and Wowpedia editors would recognize each other's contributions when determining eligibility to vote (ie, ten good-faith edits on either site).

What do I mean? Someone from WoWWiki (with 10+ edits) would be a voting member here with full rights (as if the 10+ edits were here) immediately upon joining us.

In my opinion, no policy change (and therefore no vote) is actually needed here at Wowpedia to extend this welcoming recognition. I think it has been implied ever since 20 October 2010, when many of us transferred! I would further note that some current Wowpedia contributors and/or admins voted in favour of the proposal over at the other site, further demonstrating its likely acceptance.

Does anyone have any concerns about this proposal, as it is being voted on at WoWWiki? --DDC (talk) 23:51, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Sounds fine to me. PeterWind (talk) 00:23, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
Okay Xporc (talk) 12:31, 3 March 2020 (UTC)