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Battlestar Wiki
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A snapshot taken of www.battlestarwiki.org/ dated 2007
A snapshot taken of www.battlestarwiki.org/ dated 2007
URL https://www.battlestarwiki.org/
Project status Online! (English)
Offline (some other languages)
Archiving status Partially saved (see #Archives)
Project source Unknown
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #wikiteam (on EFnet)
Project lead Unknown

Battlestar Wiki is a wikifarm about Battlestar Galactica.

Languages

Battlestar Wiki is currently available in these languages:

Previously available languages that are no longer online include:

Status

As of May 2020, the wiki seems reasonably active and stable.

Transition

The transition can be seen here,

Date Change Url
2017-05-25 Classic legacy homepage http://web.archive.org/web/20170525123247/http://www.battlestarwiki.org/
2017-06-02 Relaunch letter published http://web.archive.org/web/20170602232807/http://www.battlestarwiki.org/
2017-05-23 Videos Published https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2V3tO3qmkTOlMgbxNSYqPg/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0

History

In 2016, the seniors web admins were forced to take it offline due to costs and increasing complexity of the wiki.[1]

On June 2nd 2017, Joe Beaudoin Jr., Shane Froebel, and Matt Sims published a notice on the home page of Battstar Wiki (see below); they also released a YouTube video on May 23 2017.

In May 2019, the wiki was brought back online, having been dead since ca. July 2018.[2]

2017 re-launch

See also: BattlestarWikiMayUpdate

Re-launch notice

Dated: 2017-06-02[3]

Welcome to the re-launch of the Battlestar Wiki, the site that aims to cover the online encyclopaedia and episode guide covering the Science Fiction series; the original Battlestar Galactica, Galactica 1980, the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, and other related Battlestar Galactica material.

After over 10 years of operation, the Battlestar Wiki grew unwieldly with spiralling technical resource demands and costs. It needed major retrofitting to bring back up to modern standards; from the underlining plumbing to the design itself. Operating on auto-pilot was not going to work anymore and at the end of 2016 we were forced to take it offline.

Earlier this year we took a bold step in order to have you, our fans, step up to the plate and directly contribute to a Patreon campaign in order to help spread some of the costs. This means we haven’t had to “sell out” and can still maintain the high quality content that fans deserve.

While this campaign has been going on the core Battlestar Wiki team got back together and have been working over the last few months on optimising and updating the database, software and operating system. Thanks, in part, to these optimisations but also your Patreon contributions we have moved to a different and cheaper host, reduced the storage, memory and CPU requirements. We’ve realigned the resources for the Wiki and taken advantage of technologies that were in the infancy when we launched and are now much more mature in order to make it even faster. We’re close to relaunch.

So, on behalf of the Battlestar Wiki Project team, we thank you for your continued support and visit, and hope to see you real soon. So say we all!

- Joe Beaudoin Jr., Shane Froebel, Matt Sims -

Re-launch YouTube videos

Small and informative videos that explain what they are offline.

The BATTLESTAR WIKI Patreon video (archived) goes over the history of the wiki and what happened.

Battlestar Wiki May update (archived)

Back from the dead, May 2019

A community notice was posted on https://www.battlestarwiki.org/Battlestar_Wiki:Goo_Bath[IAWcite.todayMemWeb] that offers a summary of the hiatus and comeback.

Archives

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