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The Great Upgrade is upon us, and there are many things to-do which must be kept track of.

Before the move

  • Discussion; Will TT1 change its name to TT2? Seems to be a preliminary consensus for "TFWiki" (though several admins haven't weighted in.)


  • Wikia's export function appends the following notice at the bottom of every page in every revisionin history. (A quarter-million times!) (Including User pages!)
From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki, a Wikia wiki.
  1. Figure out how to remove this.
    → Run this command on (Linux) server before import, it removes brandings from all revisions:
    sed -e 's#&lt;div id=&quot;wikia-credits&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;small&gt;From \[http://transformers.wikia.com Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki\], a \[http://www.wikia.com Wikia\] wiki.&lt;/small&gt;&lt;/div&gt;##g' < pages_full.xml > pages_clean.xml
    --HenryNe 20:48, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
    alternately, the Filter-on-Import code, which also lets us fix bad web-links -Derik 20:26, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. Formalize our legal basis for doing so. (Remove from current version of page only? All pages in history?) On review, terms of GFDL render this a non-issue.
  • Port over import-filtering code. (And check with Suki about what virtual subdirectory we're running the wiki in, if any so I know how to properly fix web-links.) -Derik 20:23, 2 September 2008 (UTC) Done
    • Remember to fix links to images.wikia.com as well! Some of our CSS stuff uses it. -Derik 20:28, 2 September 2008 (UTC) Apparently N/A

After the move

  • The page "Transformers Wiki:Preview" refers to ourselves as "Wikia." This will need revising once we no longer are.
  • We should really have a {{speedydeletion}} template for pages or images where ambiguity or judgment doesn't enter into things-- (having to stop to look at ths tuff being deleted it what makes it a chore,)-- like mispelled filename, stuff that's been replaced, ooutright vandalism or oopsies.
  • Skins, if any are imported after the move, will need to be pointed to our image servers rather than Wikia's. It's a rather simple adjustment.
  • A proper biblio citation template, with title, year of publication, page/article-name/edition (if applicable.)
  • Properly posting over CSS for the comic/epnavs, toc, etc.
  • Slimmer messagebox template. (too many articles have multiple stacked on top of one another.) Goal is 50px high . (Also, maybe a more systematic color-coding?)
  • Talk about the continuity note @ tops of articles... (ways to make more scalable?)
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