117983Re: Pain at Vim Tips wiki
- Oct 5, 2010On Oct 4, 4:33 am, "John Beckett" <johnb.beck...@...> wrote:
> Oivvio Polite wrote:I personally like the fact that we don't need to worry about the heavy
> > Just out of curiosity, how was the decision made that the vim
> > wiki should be hosted at wikia? Wouldn't be natural for a
> > project of this size to have a wiki completely under its own
> > control?
> Some history of the wiki is available here:http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Vim_Tips_Wiki:About
> While the Vim Tips wiki should be hosted on a system completely
> under our control, it was decided at the time (early 2007) that
> relying on a private system operated by a Vim enthusiast may
> lead to long term problems if that enthusiast were hit by the
> proverbial bus. Indeed, the whole Vim mailing list ground to a
> halt for several weeks in 2007 when the hosting server suddenly
> became unavailable (that's why we are now on Google Groups).
> I have recently received a good offer of free hosting, but now
> we have the additional problem that forking would cause, in
> addition to any concerns regarding buses.
spam filtering, server security, server maintenance, version upgrades,
etc. I like having a team of (presumably paid?) support people that
can come to our aid when needed. The changes that are coming are, in
my opinion, mildly annoying but not a big deal. I was far more upset
by the ads that popped up and floated across my screen a few times,
and those were gone within a week. I'm willing to put up with a few
minor annoyances for the stability, availability, speed, and relative
ease of working with the wiki.
I'm not picky, and I have no deep-rooted loyalty to Wikia, but in my
opinion they are still doing a pretty good job and provide us a
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