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Wikia is a website that allows the creation and provides hosting for several thousand user-made wikis under a wide variety of subjects.
For a list of wikis hosted in this wikifarm see: https://code.google.com/p/wikiteam/source/browse/trunk/listsofwikis
Like Wikipedia, Wikia content is primarily available under a free content license - usually the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license. XML dumps of the content of individual wikis is available from the Special:Statistics of any wiki (example for Wookieepedia: Special:Statistics).
Downloads are freely available to anyone who wishes to make backups in addition to those already made by Wikia. More information can be found at Wikia:Database download.
There are two XML dumps per wiki (both in gzip format):
- Full history dump (large)
- Last version dump (small)
A directory list to access to all backups is here.
There have been substantial numbers of wiki communities leaving Wikia for various reasons, including two ad-heavy forced reskins in 2008 and 2010 and censorship of images to a PG13 level in 2012. Wikia has a de-facto policy of leaving the old wiki open and editable after the community has gone elsewhere, as a direct competitor to the new sites. This leaves two (or more) forks of the same project.
Do *not* presume the Wikia version of a wiki is the only version or the most up-to-date version as it may be years out of date if the original authors left years ago. There is a partial list of moved wikis at awa.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Moved_wikis
Former Wikia projects which are now independent will need to be backed up individually from their new homes.
- Wikistats of Wikia dynamically sortable to any criteria, self-updating every six hours by cronjob