Editing Brickipedia:Proposal to move Brickipedia to ShoutWiki (section) From Brickipedia, the LEGO Wiki Project pageDiscussionEditHistory More... What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Page information Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. This page supports semantic in-text annotations (e.g. "[[Is specified as::World Heritage Site]]") to build structured and queryable content provided by Semantic MediaWiki. For a comprehensive description on how to use annotations or the #ask parser function, please have a look at the getting started, in-text annotation, or inline queries help page.Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in! === Why? === * '''Better performance.''' Site slowness, occasional timeouts, database errors, error 502/504 etc. are all too common and they're things that really shouldn't be happening at all. Needless to say that this is directly linked to the current server's insufficient resources. * '''Financial aspect of things.''' As pointed out by Meiko in the [[Brickipedia:2016 Changes#New hosting|March discussion]], the current hosting costs quite a bit but doesn't provide sufficient return for the money. * '''Long-term stability.''' ShoutWiki has been around for a long time and isn't going anywhere. * '''More and better support.''' [[shoutwiki:ShoutWiki Staff|ShoutWiki's staff]] consists of MediaWiki professionals who have been working on the software for a long time. (Full disclaimer: I'm a member of [[shoutwiki:Customer Support Team|ShoutWiki's Customer Support Team]] and over the years I have written numerous extensions and skins for ShoutWiki.) I'm also a sysadmin on Brickipedia and based on my experience over the past year or so, I can say for sure that ShoutWiki has more manpower on the technical front, which enables us to focus less on the operational side of things (i.e. "Is the site up? Why is the site so slow?" etc.) and more on improving Brickipedia via new content, new features and other cool things! * '''And more features.''' Currently Brickipedia's running on MediaWiki 1.26.2, released in November 2015 which reached its [[mw:Version lifecycle|end-of-life]] this November, on PHP 5.4.45 and due to the PHP version, it's not possible to upgrade Brickipedia to a newer version of MediaWiki without upgrading PHP, which is a prime example of an issue that's not going to happen on ShoutWiki. ShoutWiki runs MediaWiki 1.28, the current latest stable version of MediaWiki with many custom features to protect against spammers and the like. * '''Security.''' ShoutWiki [[gerrit:305579|takes]] [[gerrit:307894|security]] [[gerrit:308203|very]] [[gerrit:308324|seriously]], whether we're talking about something that [[gerrit:254293|is used on ShoutWiki]] or [[gerrit:299495|not]]. The [[Brickipedia:Security Incident December 2016|recent security incident regarding the public exposure of database backups of sites hosted on Brickimedia's server]] underlines the importance of proper procedures to ensure the security of users' private information stored by Brickipedia. Summary: Please note that all contributions to Brickipedia are considered to be released under the a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here. You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. Do not submit copyrighted work without permission! Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "http://en.brickimedia.org/wiki/Brickipedia:Proposal_to_move_Brickipedia_to_ShoutWiki"