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digitalmars.D.announce - Wiki4D is down

reply "Jesse Phillips" <Jessekphillips+D gmail.com> writes:
Not really a positive announcement but the beloved wiki site has 
not been accessible yesterday.

http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?FrontPage

I'm posting as an announcement for two reasons.

1. People will likely want to know that don't follow D

2. The person running the server may not be following D but 
checks the announcements.
Aug 14 2012
next sibling parent "Justin C Calvarese" <jccalvarese+d gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 14 August 2012 at 22:34:00 UTC, Jesse Phillips wrote:
 Not really a positive announcement but the beloved wiki site 
 has not been accessible yesterday.

 http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?FrontPage

 I'm posting as an announcement for two reasons.

 1. People will likely want to know that don't follow D

 2. The person running the server may not be following D but 
 checks the announcements.

I wonder if Helmut just let the prowiki.org domain expire since this URL still seems to work fine: http://www.wikiservice.at/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?FrontPage. I'll send him an e-mail to find out if we need to start changing our URLs or if prowiki.org will be returning.
Aug 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Justin C Calvarese" <jccalvarese+d gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 14 August 2012 at 22:34:00 UTC, Jesse Phillips wrote:
 Not really a positive announcement but the beloved wiki site 
 has not been accessible yesterday.

 http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?FrontPage

Here are alternate URLs that do still work: * http://www.wikiservice.at/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?FrontPage * http://www.wikiservice.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?FrontPage * http://www.wikiservice.com/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?FrontPage See also: http://lists.puremagic.com/pipermail/digitalmars-d/2006-March/000883.html I've sent an e-mail to Helmut asking about the situation, but it wouldn't hurt to back up the current version of your favorite pages in case the remaining domains are expiring soon, too. We could also consider moving the wiki to another system. Different ideas have been suggested before. I don't have a server to donate, but I think there are still some wiki farms around that offer free wikis running MediaWiki. Also, we could explore using Google Sites, Markdown in GitHub, etc. If we did go to a new wiki system, I'd like to establish better security to prevent link spam. We could start off with having a small team with write-access and we could liberally grant permission to new team members as people express interests (if we used a GitHub solution, we could accept pull requests, too). I don't want to be in charge of a transition project, but I'd be willing to help out.
Aug 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Justin C Calvarese" <jccalvarese+d gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 14 August 2012 at 22:34:00 UTC, Jesse Phillips wrote:
 Not really a positive announcement but the beloved wiki site 
 has not been accessible yesterday.

 http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?FrontPage

That URL works now. (Helmut Leitner fixed it.)
Aug 15 2012
prev sibling parent Nick Sabalausky <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
On Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:58:02 +0200
"Justin C Calvarese" <jccalvarese+d gmail.com> wrote:
 If we did go to a new wiki system, I'd like to establish better
 security to prevent link spam. We could start off with having a
 small team with write-access and we could liberally grant
 permission to new team members as people express interests (if we
 used a GitHub solution, we could accept pull requests, too). I
 don't want to be in charge of a transition project, but I'd be
 willing to help out.
 

I've been hosting a (very low traffic) PmWiki ( http://semitwist.com/goldwiki ). I used to have constant linkspam problems, even after I enabled the feature where it automatically syncs its IP blacklist with major maintained blacklists. But then (in addition to the auto-blacklistings) I followed the suggestion in PmWiki's docs of requiring a password, but just simply *stating* the password right there in the page: http://www.semitwist.com/goldwiki/Main/TestPage?action=edit It's been working *amazingly* well.
Aug 15 2012