Comments: "WikiFur" Escapes From Wikia, Inc.

Very ironic sourcing there, as FanHistory is very much in the 'commercialise the hell of it' camp and is desperately angling for venture capital; the non-profit group OTW/Fanlore was basically set up to provide a non-commercial alternative to it. There's a lot of other wrongness surrounding FanHistory; see here.

Posted by Thene at August 29, 2009 11:52 AM

Without taking sides, I was just giving link-credit - the sourcing is actually WikiFur's statement and their tech lead's comment.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at August 29, 2009 06:02 PM

Something I don't fully understand... did the former Wikia Furry community not only pack up and set up their own site, but also remove the old content from Wikia? How did Jimbo ever allow that?

Anyway, I'm sure that Wikia will press on, forging new territory in Spanish:

(One article so far, and counting.)

Posted by Gregory Kohs at September 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Ask the tech lead mentioned above - he's got some stories about the negotiation with Wikia, it was complicated (I communicated with him a while back, when working on the column about dissatisfaction with Wikia).

I believe very, very, few of Wikia's sites produce much revenue - they can literally afford to allow most everyone to go (what happens with the top few will be very interesting).

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at September 1, 2009 12:28 PM