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Well, kinda a big suggestion, borderline complete site rewrite

But the wiki as it is now is kinda bonky, as I think alot of users might think this

Perhaps it might be possible to a more user friendly wiki format, such as the MediaWiki format that AVI Synth and Wikipedia uses and that most everyone is familiar with

I know this is asking like alot, but any thoughts of switching the formats? I would think this would attract more attention to the wiki if it was more user friendly

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FWIW, I agree with your suggestion.

There are undoubtedly many advantages in having a custom-written platform for the fan project wiki but the trouble is it needs to be supported. Unfortunately due to the pressures of "real" work and developing the forum software, Jay has not been able to carry out any significant improvements to the wiki since it was launched. (It still hasn't been skinned to match the rest of ot.com because some modifications were required to the HTML code).

I envisage that an off-the-shelf platform would be flexible enough to contain the fan project wiki, although some of the benefits of custom built software will be lost (e.g. the potential for closer integration with the forum, single user accounts).

There are open source ColdFusion-based wiki platforms available (e.g.) but they don't look very good (there's one here). The short-lived DVDHolocron site used the MediWiki software, the same as Wikipedia and Wookiepedia, and during the short time it was active it had much more participation than fanedits.com. However, it's a PHP solution and I don't know if Jay would want to go down that route.

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It would also be nice to delete some entries with the inception of the WAC and other studios made to order discs. Or even an option to state the project is dead or not necessary anymore other than editing the title

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I proposed a template message to say the project is deprecated, but the details are retained for reference only (see Howard the Duck, for example).

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