WoWWiki is Moving to WoWPedia
According to a post over at the World of Warcraft Livejournal Community, the venerable WoWWiki is parting ways with Wiki hosting provider Wikia (who also provides hosting and paltform service for a number of other popular games and titles) and is moving over to a site hosted by Curse, who you’ll know from pretty much all of your favorite addons.
The new site is called WoWPedia, and is already live. From the about page (sans links):
On 2 May 2007, it was announced that WoWWiki would be moving to Wikia, joining major wikis such as Memory Alpha, Wookieepedia and Uncyclopedia. This move occurred two weeks later.
On 29 September 2010, discussion to leave Wikia began, due to irreconcilable differences with Wikia. Due to the result of that discussion, a fork of WoWWiki was created as Wowpedia, with the new site being hosted by Curse and the new wiki becoming usable on 17 October 2010.
Of course, the founders don’t get into what those irreconcilable differences really were, and it would be uncouth to out them so openly anyway. Still, it looks like the move has been in the works for a while now, and the new site has been up for a few days. The new Wiki looks and works just like the old one, although I’ll happily say it has none of the ads and hover-overs that were – while incredibly minor compared to how useful the site was – annoyances on the old site.
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