Wowpedia.org: Your New Warcraft Encyclopedia
Most of you have either heard of or are a regular visitor of Wowwiki. Wiki sites can be wonderful resources for easily accessing information as long as they are up to date and accurate. Members of the Wowwiki team have formed a new website at Wowpedia.org to give people interested in all things Warcraft a better user experience with accurate up to date information. Wowpedia recently launched on October 17, 2010 and in a short amount of time have built their database of articles and information.
I conducted an interview this week with Pcj from Wowpedia to talk about how and why the new site came about. You’ll hear that interview in the upcoming WoWphiles podcast episode.
For now let me say that we are putting our support behind Wowpedia and want to help encourage the success and growth of that site as the primary wiki site for Warcraft.
There are a couple reasons that I have decided to support Wowpedia and would like to see all of you do the same by making them your new wiki resource.
First, Wowpedia has a dedicated team of administrators who actually play World of Warcraft and are committed to the Warcraft universe. Wowwiki is owned by Wikia, which hosts a large network of wiki sites and ultimately has control of the sites that it hosts, which may or may not be in the best interest of the users of Wowwiki.
Second, the Wowpedia team is focused on the user experience by not having obtrusive advertising and maintaining control over the skin and look of the site.
I recently created a WoWphiles user account page at Wowpedia and plan to help out with content on the site any way that I can.
So update your bookmarks and links, make the transition to Wowpedia, and lets help them stay updated and become our Warcraft wiki site for the future.