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Mnyb
2013-11-22, 20:20
The wiki is down ! It's quite a resource to have hopefully it will be back on track soon.

I've filed a bug report http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=18059

That may not be entirely correct , I also wrote to webmaster about it .

erland
2013-11-23, 10:34
The wiki is down ! It's quite a resource to have hopefully it will be back on track soon.

I've filed a bug report http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=18059

That may not be entirely correct , I also wrote to webmaster about it .

Just to confirm, the appropriate persons within Logitech is aware of the problem, as I've understood they did some internal infrastructure changes that accidentally caused problems for the wiki.

bonze
2013-11-23, 12:40
Wasn't there some discussion about moving the wiki to another site?

Mnyb
2013-11-23, 13:29
Just to confirm, the appropriate persons within Logitech is aware of the problem, as I've understood they did some internal infrastructure changes that accidentally caused problems for the wiki.

Ok got it :)

erland
2013-11-23, 15:32
Wasn't there some discussion about moving the wiki to another site?

The old threads:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?97718-Interest-for-community-maintained-music-streaming-wiki
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?97869-Do-we-need-an-updated-wiki
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?96208-What-steps-does-community-need-to-take-to-ensure-continued-function-of-SB-players

The general problem is that moving the wiki to a new site is pretty pointless when barely none is willing to help maintain the information. Just moving it to a new site is going to require significant content editing work to remove all Logitech copyrighted stuff and many of the people that would be willing to do that are fully occupied with other projects at the moment. I also know that if 20 people volunteer to do something in advance, it's likely that about 10% of them is still interested to do do actual work when it's needed.

There has been some discussions in private about moving the whole community but my feeling based on those discussions is that it wouldn't be possible to do it and still keep the community together. Without Logitech's help and with several active projects with somewhat conflicting philosophical interests, a likely outcome is that the community would be split up onto several different smaller sites if someone tried to move it. Based on this my feeling is that the best solution at the moment is to let Logitech continue hosting it and hope that one of the existing projects or something completely new has evolved enough to be a logical future by the time Logitech shuts it down.

Based on what I know, there are currently no indications that Logitech is about to intentionally shutdown anything, the current outage was just a side effect of some related work and I'm pretty sure they will get it up and running again after the weekend. The best way to encourage Logitech to keep everything alive is to continue using and updating the content on the wiki and continue being active on the forum.

dasmueller
2013-11-23, 19:47
Very well said ! We should all keep using the forums if for no other reason than to help folks having issues. Possibly the issues raised may help others fine tune future software and hardware and it's a good thing to help anyway.