|Archiving status||Saved! (1400 wikis, 2014)|
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ShoutWiki is a wikifarm. It hosts hundreds wikis.
For a list of wikis hosted in this wikifarm see: https://code.google.com/p/wikiteam/source/browse/trunk/listsofwikis Needs to be updated from API (an expensive query they say).
The owners are rather experienced MediaWiki developers, but they had severe issues managing the farm in the past; without our 2011 archive they wouldn't have been able to restart their wikis with past history in 2012 as they did; they promise dumps but provide none. As of early 2014 the farm doesn't have major problems yet and seems actively maintained, but it must be archived.
May 2012 update
An update was sent out to all ShoutWiki wiki founders:
Dear ShoutWiki user,
I am writing to you because our database tells us that you have at some point in the past, created a wiki on ShoutWiki.com through the CreateWiki interface. As some of you may be aware, there have been a number of human created issues involving the ShoutWiki site over the period of the last few years. Firstly, I wish to apologize for those issues caused by my predecessors.
Secondly, as you may know, we’re in the process of getting the site back online. Currently there are around 20 databases on the server, instead of the 500 which the master database believes we have. According to my latest predecessor, we have a backup of all contents of the previous server, wail. The point of this e-mail is simple, I would like to know how many of you have wikis, and which of those that you would like to imported to the new server. I will warn you first however, that these contents may be out of date, there are contents of 300-odd wikis at archive.org that I can attempt to reimport if its significantly newer than the database import.
I also apologise for any of you recieving this e-mail multiple times, as this is taken directly from the CreateWiki creation log database, and I am rushing to get this important e-mail to you. We will be working on fine tuning these “mailing lists” in future, including removing anyone that requested a wiki to be deleted, as you may still be getting this e-mail currently.
Thank you for your support,
– Lewis Cawte
Chief Technical Officer, ShoutWiki
- http://www.archive.org/details/shoutwiki.com (August 2011, 397 wikis)
- This page says there are 774 wikis http://shoutwiki.com/wiki/ShoutWiki_Hub:About
API says 3000+ http://www.shoutwiki.com/w/api.php?action=listwikis&swcountonly=1
- There are 12830 existant wikis and 15652 total wikis (including deleted) as of 2022-09-28.
- Listing all existent wikis through the same API endpoint yields only 6773 wikis as of 2022-09-28: https://transfer.archivete.am/XWN0O/www.shoutwiki.com-wikis-20220928
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