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Latest comment: 1 year ago by Original Authority in topic Whiki

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Going to be honest that I'm with raidarr on this one. I figured that the Meta and RequestWiki were public domain, as it was 1:1 setup on your wiki, but the main page (and raidarr's comments about you asking question on Discord, though I'm not on there personally) suggests that you eyed the success of Miraheze while setting up your platform. In a competitive market (whether non-commercial/non-profit or ad-supported/for-profit), you'd need to try and convince others why they should use your model, and an ad-supported Miraheze-inspired set up is unlikely to bring much traffic (aside from Qualitipedia users who disagreed with its closure and are desperate for a replacement). The banner is definitely a derivative of Fandom though, but ultimately I do see this as a commercialized equivalent of Miraheze. Bawitdaba (talk) 09:52, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I should note that my post wasn't really a condemnation, it was just a 'oh, a guy made a platform, good luck I guess'. If it works out for him great, if not oh well; nothing in particular I saw I would want to go after even in a legal capacity and Miraheze was incredibly derivative from wikimedia in many aspects on founding (it still is, I actually think that attitude somewhat holds Miraheze back operationally). It's up to him to actually make the sell interesting and get traffic. And well, if you want to make something you will indeed be around asking questions. So I think we should live and let live with this one. --Raidarr (talk) 12:08, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, well I suppose I didn't intend to show hostility. It was just a "ok, was this really necessary to build upon the miraheze model & commercialize it?" because I thought it was disrespectful. Miraheze is derivative of Wikimedia, although it's kind of become its own thing at this point. Bawitdaba (talk) 12:57, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Again, I'll keep it quick and echo Raidarr's sentiments. I'll point out that ShoutWiki, Gamepedia, and Fandom all have ads and are/were relatively successful, so your comment that "ad-supported Miraheze-inspired set up is unlikely to bring much traffic" is unfounded and largely inaccurate — you're welcome to your opinion, but without seeing the data you're largely speculating; you're welcome to do so and that opnion means very little to me. Again, Whiki is not a "Miraheze based set-up", and the formation of Whiki largely predates the creation of Meta Wiki and the use of any Miraheze extensions, which again, are in the public domain. The use of such extensions is largely the only think linking Whiki to Miraheze.
I'll make the point that if anything, I'll echo the sentiments that Whiki is based more off a Fandom model of working rather than a Miraheze one and, once again, that's perfectly fine and how business works. Thanks again, and have a good rest of your weekend! Original Authority (talk) 13:43, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]