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Ooh, I don't know why it took me so long to find this place, nice idea. -- Newforum.png Hindleyak  Converse?blogClick here! 12:10, 1 December 2008 (UTC)


I suggest having a look at this page (plus related talk pages): --Domino 22:36, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

This looks all too familiar ( is also a CC-BY-NC-SA project, one of the founders secretly sold the domain to Wikia for an undisclosed price and we found out what had been done to our community from WHOIS on July 12, 2006). I'm sorry that your community is having to go through this. I suppose asking a lawyer about the whole question of the non-commercial licenses (while long overdue) would be prohibitively expensive, but perhaps it would be a good idea to try contacting some of the media that have been following the Wikipedia saga and Jimbo's attempts to get money or credibility for Wikia by riding on Wikipedia's coat-tails.
Even if your individual project is not globally-notable, Wikipedia (as a top-ten website worldwide) is and Jimbo has been long attempting to monetise Wikipedia's high profile both through his paid speaking engagements and his using Wikipedia's success to drive publicity for for-profit Wikia. Those sceptical of Wikipedia are likely to view Wikia's "other people's content" business model as a formula not far removed from the "other people's money" mantra of shady investment dealers.
Have you tried contacting the author of the Guardian piece? He did pop up on wikipedia:talk:wikia a while back looking for info, sethf at I believe it was? --Carlb 21:31, 3 December 2008 (UTC)


I see that you added Forum:Mirror? to the Wookieepedia's list of complaints. However, this complaint wasn't made by Wookieepedians. In fact, it was made by you, Carlb. In addition, you have only made three edits to Wookieepedia (all three to that same forum), so I can't actually call you a member of the community. Please remove this link as the complaint against Wikia wasn't made by the Wookieepedian community, but a person who wants to spread his secret agenda to wikis he barely knows about. Although I'm not a fan of Wikia, I value the truth and despise deceit. Thanks.
--From Michaeldsuarez, a person who actually contributes to Wookieepedia. 18:15, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Jimmy's interviews and WOWPedia

The Transformers Wiki section notes that a week after the move, Jimmy Wales gave an interview which prominently mentioned that wiki. A week after Wowpedia split from Wikia, another interview with Jimmy was published in which he prominently mentioned WOWWiki, and conspicuously WOWWiki is the only wiki mentioned in the article which gets a backlink to it. I'd be interested to know if this has happened with any other departing wiki. -- 11:29, 20 May 2014 (UTC)