AnOtherWiki Update

I’m very pleased to announce that, despite recent Denial of Service attacks on AnOtherWiki, we’re still here and we’re still going strong.  Tonight we’ve hit a new milestone – 400 articles.  This is an amazing achievement since we just hit 300 articles on December 24, 2012.  We’re currently averaging roughly 2.56 articles a day.  We’re hoping to do better still, though, and are aiming for a whopping 600 articles by the wiki’s one-year anniversary on March 20, 2013!

This is our encyclopedia, written for our community by our community and about our community.  All it costs us is a bit of time and effort, and the reward is quite worth it.  Let’s work together to make it everything it can be.

As always, a big “Thank You!” to everyone who has helped make this possible, and who continues to help us as we grow and mature as a wiki.

AnOtherWiki Account Creation Fixed!

It seems there were a couple of problems with account creation on AnOtherWiki.  While you could sign up using the login/create account link in the upper right, the link to create an account under the Help:Registration page did not work properly.  This has now been corrected.

Further, it appears that I set up the DNSBLs that AnOtherWiki uses to be a bit too strict.  As a result, some Comcast users were incorrectly being blocked due to their presence on the Policy Block List of spamhaus.org.  I have now stopped using zen.spamhaus.org, which incorporates the Policy Block List, and am using the Spam Block List and Exploit Block List individually.  Other users besides Comcast may have been affected, it was just reported by someone using Comcast.  If you tried signing up before and were told you were using an open proxy when you weren’t, try again.  If you’re still having trouble, send me an email (jarandhel at gmail dot com) with your IP address and I’ll look into it.

Finally, I’ve changed the captcha questions to try to make things a little easier for folks new to the community. If you’re still having trouble with them, or would like to suggest additional general-knowledge otherkin questions that could be used as captchas, please email me at the address above.

 

AnOtherWiki Update

AnOtherWiki was started on March 21, 2012.  As of 11:00pm EST, December 24, 2012 it now hosts 300 articles about otherkin, therians, vampires and related communities.  That’s an average of 1.075 new articles every day.  This is an amazing milestone, and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped to make it possible.

AnOtherWiki also hosts what I believe is the most complete and up-to-date listing of upcoming events for otherkin, therians, and vampires anywhere in our communities – though I’m always looking for new ones to add.

I’ve also been making a concerted effort to expand AnOtherWiki’s listing of resources within these communities, and jargon used by our communities.  These are ongoing efforts, and will likely take quite a while to complete.

Many of these articles are also still quite sparse.  There’s a lot of work to be done to flesh them out, and a vast number of articles still to be added on a wide variety of subjects.  So I’m putting out another request for help:  Join AnOtherWiki as editors, and help us continue to grow.

Share with us your websites, forums, chats.  Your gathers, minigathers, and meetups.  Share with us your knowledge of the community, its terms, and the people who make it up.

As I’ve said before: This is our encyclopedia, written for our community by our community and about our community.  All it costs us is a bit of time and effort, and the reward is quite worth it.  So let’s work together to make it everything it can be.