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IRC Wiki – 2nd Anniversary

2 years ago, the IRC-Wiki has been created to provide a central place for all things that relate to IRC.

Some might argue that Wikipedia is a better place for that but as some people can assess it isn’t due to their idiotic strict notability guidelines.

 

Fast forward 2 years and IRC Wiki is still thriving and the only one remaining from the 3 that have been mentioned in that past article. One of them has merged into IRC Wiki soon after the article has been written and to date the Wiki consists of 650 pages and 5000 edits in total.

 

About 180 users have contributed to it, though the majority of editors is due to a new feature: network pages.

There, registered networks can put up information about it, integrate statistics  from SearchIRC and Netsplit.de and much more.

 

IRC Wiki Network Listing Page

IRC Wiki Network Listing Page

 

In the early days, IRC-Wiki was using LionWiki and migrated to MediaWiki due to user requests for features that are only present in MediaWiki. That move was done manually, article-by-article by Bertrum and Trixar_za.

Even though that was a labour-intensive task, Trixar_za regards it as “the best decision they made because of the sheer number of MediaWiki extensions, especially the security related ones – considering how many Wikis are overrun with spam these days”.

 

Today, the Wiki holds lots of information for all kind of IRCds, IRC clients and software for IRC networks but there is still a list of articles that are yet to be created – not to mention there’s always room to improve and expand current articles.

 

So, if you haven’t yet: browse over to IRC-Wiki and help them out, be it by adding your network to their index or filling the Wiki with information!