Forum:Concerning "abandoned" international WikiFur wikis

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I have come to notice that some international WikiFur editions have come under disrepair due to lack of contributions and the absence of curators. The Italian WikiFur has seemingly gone quiet, the front page hasn't been updated since late 2009 and the last activity from the only Italian administrator (it:Speciale:Contributi/Ylon) is from even longer ago. The wiki as a whole hasn't seen a new article added in the last six months and has only gained 27 articles (excluding redirects and the front page) in the whole lifetime of the wiki.

Surely we should either close down these seemingly "abandoned" languages, or preferably find people who are more willing to keep it updated? Thoughts? -- Alexander Greytc 05:15, 12 May 2011 (EDT)

Size can be deceiving. The Italian WikiFur has indeed gone quiet, but it got 150 non-colleague visitors in the last 30 days - 150 people who presumably came looking for information, and hopefully found something (over 50 made their way to it:Furry). This is more than the Norwegian edition, which has over 80 pages but only got 120 non-colleague visitors.
I do not see the benefit to shutting these sites down - the marginal cost to hosting them is trivial - but I also have no objection to new editors. Are you volunteering to bring them in? --GreenReaper(talk) 08:53, 12 May 2011 (EDT)