Hi, WikiApiary users!
WikiApiary has been in write-only mode and, since I haven't posted any
information, people have been asking what's up.
I would like to bring the site back online as soon as possible, but my
time is quite limited and I need some help. If you can help with any of
the steps under the "A solution" section, please let me know.
The problem seems similar to the one that Justin Lloyd reported
early this year. Cindy left a comment on that issue that gives some
insight into the problems we're seeing on WikiApiary.
There has already been some discussion tonight about WikiApiary and SMW
on the Semantic MediaWiki discussion channel.
In the immediate term, though, we need to do something to get the site
back online. What we've been doing hasn't been working, so another
approach is needed.
The first idea that I have for doing that is taking an XML dump of the
site and importing it into an older version of SMW. I do not have the
resources to do this, so I need to ask for help from you all.
I *think* the immediate steps are:
1. Create an XML dump of the site.
2. Set up a wiki with an older version of SMW (3.x?) on WMCS and import
the site there.
3. Run rebuildData.
4. Turn the site and the bots back on, pointing to the new WMCS site.
Those steps would get WikiApiary back online.
After that, we could start to think about the long-term fix is to
address the scalability problem with WikiApiary. Doing that means
either fixing the bug in SMW or re-architecting the site so that SMW is
no longer used.
I know this is a lot to digest, but I'm hoping that we can, as a
community, figure out a way to get the project that Jamie Thingelstad
started all those years ago back online.
Mark A. Hershberger