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  • Hi Spot,

    Wanted to ask if you would be willing to submit a database dump request located at Special:Statistics? The current one is a couple months outdated...

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    • Hi Nerf, haven't heard from you in a while. :)

      Any reason for the request? I'm not personally familiar with wiki text dumps.

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    • I just want a local up-to-date copy of the wiki just in case i'm not online and have something to edit as well as in the sudden case this entire network goes down. Its actually a XML database dump of the entire wiki.You just need to click the "Send Request" button under the "Database dumps" section.

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    • I'm still not sure what the point is. Not that I don't appreciate your concern, but why are you so worried about the content of this wiki? And how is making a copy of it going to help exactly?

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    • I just want to have a personal copy of the wiki. The only thing that I am asking is for you to simply go to Special:Statistics and click the "Send Request" button under "Database dumps" header, staff will take care of the rest without any further action on your part. Wikia staff restricted the ability hence why I am asking.

      making a copy of the wiki would just be a safeguard in case wikia staff does something you don't like on this wiki.

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    • Okay, I've sent a request. If it's just a personal copy then I suppose I don't mind that much, but what's all this about the network going down or Wikia doing stuff? I feel like you know something that I don't. XD

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    • Thanks Spot for sending the request. Seems submitting automatically updates the database dump quite fast.

      Well wikia's had times where the main database has gone down and we are stuck in read only mode, that happened multiple times last year (2017) - more than 2016 which is concerning. regarding Wikia doing things, that's mostly to do with FishTank and he's caused a lot of backfiring & damage control. 2 large wikis have just forked in the past few months with a few more rumored, all of this due to simply FishTank. its really sad that this has occured because wiki communities felt they had no choice and couldn't take it anymore. Due to the first fork, resulted in further customization policy restrictions which impacted kung fu panda where more unique features were removed - the top banner (chinese lanturns).

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    • Are you referring to User:FishTank? Afraid I've been out of the loop of anything outside of this wiki. What did he do exactly?

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    • why don't i send an email to the wiki email to discuss more...

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