The answer is that Wikia ate it with its terrible redesign and forced it upon all the wikis they're hosting. But fear not, for the SentsWiki now has a new home! (and a shiny URL to boot)
This wiki does not reside on Wikia, and instead has its own dedicated server space and runs on MediaWiki; the same wiki technology that powers the likes of Wikipedia. It's completely re-skinned and redesigned to cater to the community, but it's especially geared towards the RPers as a RP resource. This change also allows for customization through extensions, which allows for extra features that were previously unattainable under the old system. With it, I plan to add a lot more features to really make it feel like a community site.
The move is going slowly, but surely. (Hey Blue, I need to bug you about this.) If you have a page on the old Sentinels Wikia, I ask that you transfer your own pages onto the new wiki. It should be a simple copy-paste job after re-uploading any images that you had on the old wiki since many of the templates used on the Sentinels Wikia have been transferred over. It'll also help to lessen the load of material that needs to be moved over.
Features currently include:
- Calendar to post upcoming events. They're all linked to a central calendar, and it's quite simple to use.
Dynamic graphical content, including side banners where, should people choose to, can use as free advertising space for their guild, events, and other RP-related projects.
Re-skinned and redesigned layout.
Quick and simple registration system. Unlike the Sentinels Wikia, having a registered username is required in order to edit and contribute to the wiki in order to help ward off bots and lazy trolls, but it takes only a few seconds to do so.
Currently in the works:
- Community Portal to act as a reference guide for the Sentinels server
Help pages meant to aid the newcomer in wiki editing
More banners! Also drafting up guidelines and procedures to allow users to submit their own banners to be used.
Anything else that my brain can think of that'll benefit the community and the wiki
If you have any questions, please leave a note here, or on the wiki. If you need help with wiki editing, I can also help guide folks along with layout issues and the like.
Thanks for taking a look and I hope to see you folks take advantage of this new wiki!