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Uncyclopedia has clearly been separated from FANDOM and will continue on elsewhere. The version on FANDOM is due to be closed SOON.

You can be be notified of our new address on your FANDOM message wall by leaving your signature on the list below (see format):--Nigel Scribbler sig2.png (talk) 22:14, May 10, 2019 (UTC)

New Location

--Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:55, May 12, 2019 (UTC)

So I take it you are no longer intending us to host this site? May I ask why, or when this decision was made? Athyria (talk) 21:22, May 12, 2019 (UTC)
As far as I know, it's not a question of anyone here making a decision. It is not possible to sign in, register or edit on and FANDOOM's shutdown of this wiki is imminent. We can't go to Miraheze as they're running virtual machines (100Gb which are too small for us. There has been no progress since April 20 on the server and we've heard nothing from Wikia in more than a month on the domain name. That backs us into a corner where there is nowhere else to go. It's this or go dark? carlb (talk) 21:49, May 12, 2019 (UTC)
It was an issue discussed between the 'Spoons' last week when it was evident that Fandoomed-Wikia were itching to pull the plug ASAP on here. --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 23:20, May 12, 2019 (UTC)
We made the new wiki read-only when we didn't hear anything from anyone affiliated with the project. We've been waiting for some clarification what's been going on here for the past month. Are you saying you were aware of this issue the entire time, and just never thought to tell us? Athyria (talk) 23:28, May 12, 2019 (UTC)
un.uncyclopedia was ALWAYS read-only. Recall that you invited us to come over and look and see if we could fix anything. Sign-in with current credentials as well as opening a new account to look inside was NEVER possible. I tried several times over several days. And from what I could tell, nothing was happening with the front page except it was en. uncyclopedia's, with updates from the same. There was no "Recent articles" front page section. UnNews only had en.uncyclopedia articles. A lot of things weren't working otherwise and no fixes were being done. No data was merged after about the 3rd week of April. I was also told that if the site was accessed with Linux, it would appear to look as expected for un.uncyclopedia. Otherwise, any other browser would show the live en.uncyclopedia front page. What kind of shit is that?
It did not help that you told us a lot was broken, period. This was always going to be a given. I thought you wouldn't leave that mountain of problems for us, since you touted all the knowledgeable staff you had. Meanwhile, the backup/mirror site was advanced enough to actually largely work. But it certainly looks to me like you were going to leave us floundering if not left for dead after just making the move to a new server. --Nigel Scribbler sig2.png (talk) 08:08, May 13, 2019 (UTC)
Wikia's content is simply not currently compatible with upstream MediaWiki. We weren't going to lie about this. It was always going to be up to the editing community to update the content to work with current standards; that you have now evidently done this is great, but just makes it all the more illogical to blame this on us or lay such an expectation at our feet now.
Yes, it was always read-only, because we weren't going to open it up for editing until we got some sort of commitment from the community to actually edit it (we never did; only one person - you - even responded at all). Likewise, no fixes were done because they were never reported to us (we're not mind readers). After the initial announcement, nobody told us they were still trying to log in, just as nobody ever reported any of the other issues with the wiki itself. We have heard nothing from your community in weeks (we've been trying to contact Romartus for some time now, as we were under the impression he was supposed to be our point of contact). The only way this could ever have possibly worked is if you had worked with us - not just by editing the wiki, but by reporting issues; making clear your expectations; working with us on both the content and, if you indeed do have the skills for it, the software; and generally, you know, actually talking to us at all - as every other project has. That you apparently had both the content and technical skills to work on all of the relevant problems makes this even more baffling - why in the world did you not tell us? Why waste our time and tell us we need to do it ourselves, rather than work with us? Why not work with us on the software? Why have we not seen any patches submitted for review against the components in question?
We're volunteers too. We went out of our way to put in weeks of development work on this project based on the consensus that was established, and then, a single lap to go, silence. What happened? Athyria (talk) 12:33, May 13, 2019 (UTC)
You never opened the wiki to login, registration or editing. You posted this on April 20, then disappeared for three weeks. I'd tried e-mailing you on tax day (April 30th) about other wikis: many still point special:interwiki entries to dead Wikia, de:Special:Statistics reported 14 - now 17 - content pages, DPL on fr: returns incomplete or empty results because no one populated the category table. No response. On Special:Listusers would report only two users (probably 'bots) and Special:Recentchanges would have nothing since 2019-04-20 as the wiki was never open. carlb (talk) 15:49, May 13, 2019 (UTC)
Yes, as I have already stated twice, we never opened the wiki, as we weren't sure what was going on with the community here, and thus mostly stopped working on it until we heard more.
As for your emails, I did respond (it took awhile because you emailed me on easter and I've been incredibly busy over the past month with work, so please double check if you got that, and email me again if you didn't/if there's something new?), but that's really not a conversation we should be having here as it's entirely off topic. Athyria (talk) 17:00, May 13, 2019 (UTC)
You're arguing in circles here. If we could never see un. and only a mirror of en., how is anyone supposed to tell you what to fix or change? I don't use Linux. And there were obvious things broken, like the missing "Recent Articles" section of the first page that en. doesn't have. --Nigel Scribbler sig2.png (talk) 22:25, May 13, 2019 (UTC)
What are you even talking about? Where did this 'linux' thing come from? Also, I think you just answered your own question. You could have told me by... telling me. Exactly as you are doing now. Did this really not occur to you or anyone else, or is there something else going on here? Athyria (talk) 23:40, May 13, 2019 (UTC)