Talk:Guild website utilities

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Discussion of Guild website utilities.

Origin

Brought this over after a suggestion on the Guild Relations forum. I did not see any similar articles already in the system. --Ceto (talk) 12:07, 20 July 2006 (EDT)

Notes

I think some of these should be moved to a separate Guild Web Services page as they are not actually utilities to be used on one's guild web site. For example after a conversation with support for WoW Companion they are no longer or not currently publishing the source code or even a binary of their server meaning you can't install it on your own site. While it's their software to do with what they will most of the tools here are something a guild can physically install on their web site and I think there is enough of a difference between the two to merit two separate pages or to merit separate categories of "hosted services" and "applications". I just put together my guild's site using a few of the resources below along with some others and ... well ... it was a bit of effort to muck through which services were "hosted" and which you could run locally. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by WoWWiki-Kefka (talk · contr). 01:22, March 2, 2007


SPLIT PAGE
I've recommended this page for a split as it's huge. Splitting it at the Raid Management and DKP point would be a good place as it's approximately half way and keeps related items together. Once the page is split it would be much more manageable. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Redgenie (talk · contr). 04:29, July 4, 2008


I agree with the above posted, but I think it could probably be split into three categories.

  • Guild Hosting Websites
  • Guild Website Utilities (Services?)
  • CMS

I think CMS is such broad software that it doesn't pertain directly to guild hosting or utlities. It's good to provide information about them, but it probably doesn't belong on the same page. Grimiz (talk) 15:59, 27 January 2009 (UTC)


TBH, this page is completely unwieldy. We may want to split this between free/subscription sites or possibly just make this ginormous chart into a smaller chart without a complete list of every single little feature. It's all the listing under each website that makes this page so hard to read. Odegra (talk) 18:04, August 5, 2010 (UTC)

Tables

Name, Cost, Ads, Technologies, Difficulty, Flexibility, Notes, Extras

Name Cost/Month Ads Technology Difficulty Flexibility
test [1] free advertise? sql/php easy average
Long description, lots of text, bla bla.. etc this is a line with text, quite a lot of text even,, but heck. its just text in the end. same as the other text,, some more text and another bunch of text.


Made initial template : User:CrazyJack/Sig 03:14, 15 May 2007 (EDT)

name?

This page is called Guild website utilities but should be more like Guild websites. Rolandius Paladin.gif (talk - contr) 12:58, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

dont spilt a nice collection.

IMHO there is no reason to divide or split this nice collection of links for the WoW-webmasters. An index-box is at Your service, to the right, on top of the page. Start reading, stop scrolling ;0) Mostly text is on the page, and it should be problemless to load the page even with minor speed lines.

Redirecting Links

It appears as if some of the links on this page are redirecting, thus the A-Z ordering is not really valid. Take a look at the first result for example. Someone should go through and clean out this list. Also, there are several guild hosting sites that are built specifically, and only for warcraft, since this is wowwiki, I suggest a category being created specifically for these sites.


Hm, I personally think the current alphabetical ordering by hoster's name is the most logical and neutral - other wiki's do this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hi-tech_companies - etc). There's no point in distinguishing guild hosts that support multiple games, since the biggest wow hosting services all do, and they are all excellent wow hosts with specific wow features. Hsemage (talk) 00:59, June 13, 2010 (UTC)

Chop this to ribbons

I'm sure this is all horribly outdated, but even more troubling is the fact that massive swaths of it read like ad copy. Some distinguishing comments are fine, but WoWpedia is not a hosting service for their marketing department. Best to keep it minimal and direct interested parties to the websites for further details (which are subject to frequent change anyway). - jerodast (talk) 03:48, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Frankly, I'm not sure it's needed at all. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 06:46, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
Probably true, but I don't know anything about it so I figured I'd restrict my bitching to the overtly troubling parts haha. - jerodast (talk) 17:52, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Delete?

Outdated to hell, probably irrelevant to wowpedia's mission. Xporc (talk) 11:35, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

My above comment from four years ago still stands. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 19:50, 23 May 2018 (UTC)