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Vaporpedia - Our Wiki

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by vtac, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. blokenoname

    blokenoname Well-Known Member

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    Ok. Managed to find a working snapshot of Vaporpedia.com from December 2017 at archive.org/waybackmashine. HTML links seem all working so far, but at least some of the images seem to've got lost somewhere along the way (or were links to Imgur or got removed earlier on to begin with):

    https://web.archive.org/web/20171227180243/http://www.vaporpedia.com:80/wiki/Main_Page

    @pakalolo
    Maybe an admin/mod could replace the outdated link from the fc site's menu with the one above, leading to the archived copy, then Vaporpedia is accessible for all members again? Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
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  2. aoaiwof

    aoaiwof Member

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    What's the community consensus on this? Do we wanna revive Vaporpedia? Not really come across it before (I'm new here). Personally, I appreciate the idea of a vapor wiki, but I also really like the way we've collected knowledge as threads on the forum. I guess I like the idea that the wiki could act as a cover page / tl;dr for vape threads, and then updating the wiki is kinda a side effect of the community talking about stuff, gradually filing away more useful bits of knowledge. :)

    As for recovery, here's the list of all pages: https://web.archive.org/web/20171216044501/http://www.vaporpedia.com:80/wiki/Special:AllPages Can anyone confirm if anything is missing? Every page seems to have it's wikimarkup archived: https://web.archive.org/web/2017103...edia.com:80/w/index.php?title=Pax&action=edit So recovering all the content is easy.

    The software that powered Vaporpedia is called MediaWiki, so we can set another one up pretty easily and just import all the pages and start again. :)

    Shall we?
     
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  3. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    The owner (@vtac) has allowed the domain name to lapse. Since the material was provided by the FC community, I don't believe he has sole claim to it, so anyone who wants to revive the wiki should be clear to do so.

    I will caution you that most of the material is dated, and before it disappeared there was not much updating. Most new vapourizers are missing, and many of the ones documented are no longer available. While the wiki seems like a great idea, the fact is that few wanted to make the effort required to provide material, and the ones who did soon lost interest.
     
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  4. aoaiwof

    aoaiwof Member

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    Fair dos, I'm happy to set up another wiki at a different domain if people want that, but if it's not gonna get used we might as well stay in the forum threads. :)
     

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