User talk:Zorin

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Hi Zorin - welcome to WikiFur! Thanks for your recent contributions - let me or another administrator know if you need any help not already provided. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 17:31, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)

"New" items on front page...[edit]

...don't seem to be updating. Just a heads-up.


The items on the front page don't update automatically, they have to be updated manually by editors. This is done whenever people feel it is needed. --Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 18:59, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Long-term security of WikiFur[edit]

Heya GreenReaper.

As an occasional contributor, I was just wondering about the long-term security for Wikifur. I notice that we are part of, and was just wondering if we have backups of our database so that if wikicities were to ever go under, the Wiki can continue to be hosted elsewhere.

The reason I bring this up is I've seen several communities die because the hosting site went under and no backups were available of the data.

I'm sure others will want to know what the situation is after reading my question as well. Enlighten us?

Thanks, and keep up the great work on this site.


WikiCities says that they do offsite backups, and Wikis themselves can be backed up with this script. The issue has been raised before, and I occasionally do backups onto my machine at home. --Dmuth 17:40, 8 Jan 2006 (UTC)
Well, technically they're not offsite, though it would only really be a problem if the colocation facility burned down. Fortunately, as Dmuth mentioned, the backups that Wikicities makes are available to everyone, and you are very welcome to download copies of them for any purpose that is within the bounds of the site copyright. I will make a note of this on WikiFur:About, as it is something that comes up now and again (usually whenever an experienced system administrator joins the site :-).
I noticed that you seemed to be doing your signature manually - you can sign your name with ~~~, which will (by default) add a link to your user page so it's easier for people to reply (you can customize it in your personal settings). Adding another tilde will include the date, as so: --GreenReaper(talk) 18:51, 8 Jan 2006 (UTC)