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Dumps[edit]

StrategyWiki talk:Community Portal/2006/January#Weekly.2FMonthly SQL dumps

Where can I find them? Lite Grooves (talk) 03:36, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

The effort to make them publicly available was never fully realized, and the state of things in 2018 is considerably different from when the site first began in 2006. May I ask what you'd like them for? Procyon 03:49, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
Various reasons. My internet occasionally craps out and it would be nice to be able to look up some guide/cheats for a game I'm playing while waiting for the internet to come back. Also "ensure that the content of this wiki lives on regardless of anything that happens". I may also use it for some stats (for example: which game has the most cheats?) and things like that, but I don't have any concrete plans for that yet. What do you mean by "the state of things in 2018 is considerably different"? Lite Grooves (talk) 04:50, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
There's the addthis widget on every page that has a print option, or you can try printing the page to pdf (check out cutepdf). Alternatively, the mobile app has features for saving pages for offline viewing. I think the internet archive has many of our pages cached as well, or you can use Special:Export. -- Prod (talk) 15:50, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
Primarily the challenge with making the dumps available is their size, and where that could be reliably hosted. Of course, the dumps don't include the images, which accounts for an even greater amount of our storage, which is another problem. I am very much concerned with making sure the content of the wiki lives on, and perhaps our connections with NIWA can ensure the content's survival should anything happen to StrategyWiki directly. If SW does not survive for one reason or another, we will absolutely make sure that access to the content will be preserved. Procyon 23:45, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
I can understand an image archive may be problematic (possibly also due to copyright/fair use) but I won't ask for those. For the large dump files, you could put them on services like Google Drive, Mega or make a torrent but you can most probably also host them on archive.org. Lite Grooves (talk) 12:39, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Long maintenance: what's new?[edit]

Hello! It is a pleasure to be able to write again. That was a rather long maintenance. Are there any big changes or new features that we should be aware of? ---Abacos (talk) 13:45, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

PS: for some reasons, I am unable to use Discord. First, it tells me to register an account, then it says that my own e-mail address is already used. It is contradictory. --Abacos (talk) 13:49, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
We have migrated to new hardware which provides more flexibility. Performance should be a bit better, but we're still working on tweaking. Regarding discord, I saw you join a few weeks ago, so your account was created. Perhaps try to recover that account? -- Prod (talk) 15:42, 20 April 2018 (UTC)