117880RE: Pain at Vim Tips wiki
- Oct 1, 2010Tony Mechelynck wrote:
> I notice that the "official" reason for removal of the MonacoNo, after November 4 there will be NO chance of Monobook or any
> skin is that "it is too complex" and that "elements on a wiki
> page could collide with each other in unexpected ways". That
> didn't prevent them from removing my beloved CologneBlue
> skin, already some time ago. OTOH I see a lot of talk about
> removing the Monaco skin, but the Monobook skin (which is
> supposedly "simpler") is totally left unmentioned. I'm
> crossing fingers and knocking on wood in the forlorn hope
> that this skin, at least, will remain as an option for
> logged-in users, but I won't mention it on that staff blog
> lest they become conscious of its existence and take it away
> too. (I already needed to re-opt-in to it twice after my
> login cookie had expired.)
other skin working, other than the new Wikia skin.
There is one exception. Monobook will be kept for Uncyclopedia,
a parody of Wikipedia: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/
> From what you're saying, I suppose that even if we foundYes, Wikia will simply revert any attempts to significantly
> some other hosting space, installed Wikimedia software on it
> (and "our" choice of Wikimedia skins), and then migrated the
> existing wiki pages while deleting all old pages one by one
> in the process, some "well-intentioned" wikia meddler admin
> would quietly restore everything from history...
remove material, so they own us completely.
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