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Elite Wiki server down

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Good day,

Any idea anybody when the Elite wiki at http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Oolite_Main_Page will be up again?

Thanks.

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Robert.
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Short answer: no!
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Short answer: thanks! :)
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Long response: dang.

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:D :D :D
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phkb wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:15 pm
Long response: dang.
Cannot help but note that there has really been very little activity on these boards since our wiki collapsed!

Would this be due to

1) the activity here being parasitic on the activity within the wiki pages - referring to them, adumbrating upon their contents etc.

2) or most of the posts here being derived from issues surfacing when new oxps are downloaded from the wiki archives for incorporation in our ooniverses, and people then commenting on conflicts, problems etc.

3) or even something else?

It is noticeable that the one thread which has soldiered on through all of this is the Science Fiction Trivia which is, of course, Wiki independent.

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As a matter of interest, what could have gone wrong? Is it more likely to be some sort of hardware issue - or a software issue? Or just everybody coming down with Covid and not being there to grease the widgets, or wind up the clockwork or whatever?

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As a matter of interest, what could have gone wrong? Is it more likely to be some sort of hardware issue - or a software issue? Or just everybody coming down with Covid and not being there to grease the widgets, or wind up the clockwork or whatever?
Maybe it's a good idea to post an update with regard to the server down issue in the announcements section of this board. Even though there's no root cause of the problem known yet it's always good to communicate I think - even if you don't have any update. You could communicate that the problem is dealt with (or not - and why) and that there is or is no information yet when the server will be up again.

Not to blame anybody, or making a problem of the fact that the server is down, not at all. It's just that it's good to be open when something is not working as it should (Oolite wiki and expansion pack manager within Oolite) - especially for people coming brand new to Oolite. Fair enough I think.

Again: no offense meant to anybody here. I know it's all open source and voluntary work and I respect that hugely.
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I am not sure if anyone knows what has happened. None of the devs has any control on the wiki, let alone its infrastructure.

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I am not sure if anyone knows what has happened. None of the devs has any control on the wiki, let alone its infrastructure.
This is a good example of information you could put in the announcement section of the board.
None of the devs has any control on the wiki, let alone its infrastructure.
And is there anybody who has?
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RGVV wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:02 pm
And is there anybody who has?
No idea,

Also, stickied here so that people can respond if anyone has any news or updates - you cannot post responses in the Announcements forum.

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Also, stickied here so that people can respond if anyone has any news or updates - you cannot post responses in the Announcements forum.
I see. Thanks for your help!
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Is not maik the current Wiki Wizard? According to his forum profile he was online a bit earlier today. So, hopefully, the outage should not last too much longer. That is, of course, dependent on its severity and how much free time maik has to dedicate to its repair.
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Nite Owl wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:19 pm
Is not maik the current Wiki Wizard?
Yes, but winston owns the server. I believe maik has access, but whether that runs to server repairs, I know not.



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