There is an important vote at WoWWiki that could lead to the communities reuniting together. This proposal advanced from Vote/Vote to Vote/Closing, with five votes in favour and none against.
The vote was for the following:
WoWWiki should begin a phased process of re-uniting with Wowpedia, its other half who forked on 20 October 2010, using a method and pace to be determined through collaboration of the broader WoWWiki/Wowpedia community.
Specifically, it is proposed to adopt the following conventions:
- Any person with ten or more good-faith contributions to WoWWiki and/or Wowpedia is considered an eligible voter on both sites for any subsequent discussion/proposal relating to reuniting the communities
- Contributors of both WoWWiki and Wowpedia should make a best effort to identify instances of content on WoWWiki that is superior, and transfer information to Wowpedia to prevent its future loss
- Contributors, administrators, staff members and all stakeholders should collaborate to build a timetable for a phased transition to Wowpedia that takes into consideration technical improvements which could help make the process smoother for current WoWWiki contributors
I direct Wowpedia's attention to the first sub-bullet: this proposal means that in the future all WoWWiki and Wowpedia editors would recognize each other's contributions when determining eligibility to vote (ie, ten good-faith edits on either site).
What do I mean? Someone from WoWWiki (with 10+ edits) would be a voting member here with full rights (as if the 10+ edits were here) immediately upon joining us.
In my opinion, no policy change (and therefore no vote) is actually needed here at Wowpedia to extend this welcoming recognition. I think it has been implied ever since 20 October 2010, when many of us transferred! I would further note that some current Wowpedia contributors and/or admins voted in favour of the proposal over at the other site, further demonstrating its likely acceptance.