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Title: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 20, 2011, 07:18:31 PM
As per our discussion below, the FTL Wiki has been taken offline, as it had died off.  In case you want to re-launch it with your own MediaWiki on your own server, here is all the data, as it was right before it was taken offline:
http://www.freetalklive.com/files/wiki-archive.zip


It's been pretty much dead for a long while.  There's pretty much one guy tooling around with it in the last ninety days.  Seems no one cares anymore, but also feels wrong to delete all that work.  Of course, I did delete a fuckload of posts here a little while back, so maybe it's not a big deal if no one really cares anymore.

So, what should be done with it?
Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: Fred on October 20, 2011, 07:20:36 PM
libman cared when you dumped those posts.  I wish the wiki was live
!
Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: Bill Brasky on October 20, 2011, 07:24:51 PM


My gut instinct is to remove it, just because people could put yucky shit there without you knowing. 

Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: Fred on October 20, 2011, 07:28:52 PM
ur right - my bad
Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: BonerJoe on October 20, 2011, 07:30:30 PM
My gut instinct is to remove it, just because people could put yucky shit there without you knowing. 

Especially spammers. They love to destroy Wiki's these days.

It should be left up, but closed to new edits.
Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: Bill Brasky on October 20, 2011, 07:48:22 PM

Fair enough.  You know better about how the shit works behind the curtain.

I seem to recall Ken likes to use it to host pix.  Just saying because it's an interesting detail. 

I could be way wrong, or didn't understand.



Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 20, 2011, 07:58:44 PM
Maybe zip it up and let someone else install and run it somewhere else, if someone cares enough.
Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: John Shaw on October 20, 2011, 08:22:15 PM
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John Shaw

He is also fat and ugly, resembling a bulbous racoon in many of his pictures. He has dark circles around his eyes and has a wide "moon" face that at once expresses profound stupidity and at the same time evokes strong feelings of sympathy. Apparently, no one has told him this because he posts his face regularly on the BBS, much to the chagrin of its whincing participants. Many have said that he resembles a Manpanda too - behind his back of course. To tell this to Manpanda's face would result in banning from the BBS.
 
John Shaw also has a clear disregard for the honor of his wife. He often posts sexually explicit references to other females who post on the FTL BBS, stating, for example that he would "Tear that ass up," to another female on the BBS, who was not his wife. He also regularly posts pictures of Adult film stars and nude models (none of which are his wife) on the BBS that are, obviously, not his wife. Very Naughty.
 
John Shaw likes to sleep a great deal. Infact he doesn't do much else but eat and sleep and post on FTL. He used to actually be something (an Officer in the Marine Corps) but apparently he gave that up - "It was too much work for him" according to a source this author was able to obtain. While we do not actually have a picture of the ManPanda (John Shaw) sleeping, this author was able to create a reenactment of such a thing with an actor just as capable of being a BBS moderator as Manpanda is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvwP4QdqsWk.
 
And another reenactment courtesy of our friends in china: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWc6gOFgv7c
    
Manpanda is an avid cat lover. This is a link to one of his beloved cats, Ms. Dayrl Hannah, which is, of course, named after his favorite actress (he looks for that manly, "I could help your fatass in a fight" look in women): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hPxGmTGarM

Manpanda has famous relatives. One of them may be found, in all of her womanly glory, defending women's rights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LrVPgsh-_0
 
(To be greatly expanded and minimally revised in the coming months.)
 
He is eagerly awaiting the abuse of this article by trolls. In fact he rather likes abuse. It's one of his past times. One such outlet for him may be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gtfrywQAaM
    
Previous aliases (All gone) - ThirdBillyGoatGruff, PapaCap, Honey Pots.
    
Retrieved from "http://wiki.freetalklive.com/John_Shaw"

KILL IT. :-(
Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: Bill Brasky on October 20, 2011, 08:44:24 PM
Thats rude. 

Whoever wrote it lacks skills I take for granted. 

I kinda wonder if I have one, but don't give enough of a shit to look.

Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: BonerJoe on October 20, 2011, 08:58:09 PM
Maybe zip it up and let someone else install and run it somewhere else, if someone cares enough.

It has old show info. That is of some value.
Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 20, 2011, 09:00:52 PM
KILL IT. :-(

The death warrant is being signed. 
Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: sillyperson on October 20, 2011, 09:28:05 PM
Why not just close it to edits?

Deleting stuff that people have worked to put up -- especially show info -- would be an act of extreme bad faith. Why donate any effort to FTL, if Ian is likely to drop your efforts down the memory hole?
Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: BonerJoe on October 20, 2011, 09:46:04 PM
Deleting stuff that people have worked to put up -- especially show info -- would be an act of extreme bad faith. Why donate any effort to FTL, if Ian is likely to drop your efforts down the memory hole?

This *is* Ian we're talking about.
Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: error on October 20, 2011, 10:00:33 PM
Why not just close it to edits?

Deleting stuff that people have worked to put up -- especially show info -- would be an act of extreme bad faith. Why donate any effort to FTL, if Ian is likely to drop your efforts down the memory hole?

I'm not saying I agree or disagree with it. I just work here.

In general I prefer keeping sites live as long as possible for archival purposes even if it's no longer practical to continue maintaining them. But MW is a fast moving target and was becoming a maintenance hassle.

Now for your announcement:

The wiki has been taken offline. Interested people can download a sanitized archive of the wiki software and database from: http://www.freetalklive.com/files/wiki-archive.zip  (In this context, sanitized means your IPs and encrypted passwords were stripped out. Any nude pictures, if present before, are still present.)
Title: Re: What to do with the wiki?
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 20, 2011, 10:01:35 PM
Denis, that's why we've kept all the data - it's there for anyone who wants to go launch the wiki on their own site, but for FTL, it was time to retire it.
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: Johnson on October 23, 2011, 08:27:34 PM
I guess it's good we spent all that time trying to kick start the wiki by auto generating links to wiki pages for each episode of the show. :/ Oh wells.
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: Johnson on October 23, 2011, 08:35:05 PM
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1672986/ftlwiki.PNG)
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: assawyer on October 24, 2011, 01:03:32 AM
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1672986/ftlwiki.PNG)
:(
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: BonerJoe on October 24, 2011, 02:09:01 AM
KARMAS A BITCH FOR FUCKING WITH THE BBS THEMES
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: Johnson on October 24, 2011, 02:10:45 AM
SMF 2.0 was just released as a final... Guess what's going to happen again soon?
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: Johnson on October 24, 2011, 02:11:46 AM
Hint: SMF 2 has a totally different theming system. (it's MUCH better)
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: John Shaw on October 24, 2011, 02:24:53 AM
I'm gonna trust ya, but only because of that time in 'Nam.

Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: gRegor on October 25, 2011, 10:53:20 AM
Ah well. One less thing to do. Wikis are more meaningful when lots of people contribute, a la Wikipedia.
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on October 26, 2011, 06:36:39 PM
Damn...I use the wiki to host the images I post here.  Guess I'm going to have to find an image host (one without psycho censors.)
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: BonerJoe on October 26, 2011, 07:17:09 PM
Damn...I use the wiki to host the images I post here.  Guess I'm going to have to find an image host (one without psycho censors.)

http://imgur.com (http://imgur.com)
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on October 27, 2011, 01:30:34 AM
Thanks, I think you're right...hate to register...but...

Oh, and I LOL'd:

"Canadian Street Gang"
(http://i.imgur.com/z5XrC.jpg)
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: sillyperson on October 27, 2011, 09:55:41 AM
Trailer Park Boys S03E05 Closer To The Heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke3Tdk4GPto#)


TPB
Dope
Rush

FULL OF WIN


PS how the fuck do you embed youtube these days
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on October 27, 2011, 11:20:45 AM
(thanks, BJ, looks like Imgur will work fine)

Denis, I accidentally found out if you post a youtube link as a web link, just like this, "it just works":

Tube Snake Boogey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx4QL0yi6nQ#)

But in retrospect, looks like you may have discovered that too.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Wiki is Gone - Here's The Archive
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on August 01, 2012, 09:53:35 AM
Thank you for archiving and sharing the wiki.  There was an image in it that I thought I'd lost.