Dear fans of WikiApiary,
After a year or more of limping along, we're taking WikiApiary offline
to rebuild the site.
If you use Wikiapiary or have used Wikiapiary, or have written a bot
that uses Wikiapiary, we need your input on the design.
We need the help of volunteers. We have ideas around how to construct
the site so that it is robust, but we'd like input from the community
for its design.
The reimplementation of Wikiapiary is mainly happening because we
couldn't resolve some SMW issues and its query limitations as well as
just the need to update the wiki.
The site has become unmaintainable and those of us who have been
responsible for the back-end (mainly Cindy and myself) haven't had time
to dedicate to resolving the problems
A major contributing factor to this decision is the ongoing cost of
hosting. Previously, we started to move it back to Wikimedia Cloud
Services, but attempted to upgrade it before moving it while keeping the
design the same.
That ended up causing problems which blocked our progress.
As a result, we've decided we need to rethink Wikiapiary's design
completely and rebuild it from scratch.
I'm interested in your feedback and any ideas you may have.
Mark A. Hershberger