Offer from NIWA, yo
Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:51 PM
Seeing as how it's already been over a week since the message, they probably think it's been ignored, unless one of the higher-ups had already gone ahead to message them back. That aside, while it seems like a nice offer and all, would Dragon Quest really fit in? While the series had its start with Nintendo's aid and has currently been featured on their systems and such, it can't be ignored that a good number of the games have been on other systems, such as the Playstation and Playstation 2. As such, I wouldn't call Dragon Quest a Nintendo-only franchise, like many, if not all, of the other series with wiki-followings that joined NIWA.
I mean, I don't think we'd have anything to lose, unless the alliance would mean cutting out all non-Nintendo related bits, but that'd be kinda extreme and doesn't seem like something that'd be requested. Then again, I'm a pretty uninformed guy, so I might be missing some key bit of info that might make things needlessly rough.
Anyway, I guess I just wanted to get that out there. It didn't seem like the message was getting much attention, but I kept thinking about it, so yeah
Posted 05 December 2010 - 06:55 PM
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:57 PM
So, yeah, I'm in a positive favor to joining NIWA.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:50 PM
I think NIWA is a good idea. From my understanding, all sites remain in complete control of their original owners. I believe the only thing requested in cooperation and support for the other NIWA sites. Really a win-win situation for a wiki site like ours.
As has been mentioned, Dragon Quest is not a Nintendo owned or exclusive series. However, since 2005 Dragon Quest has been more or less exclusive to Nintendo. Aside from its brief stint with Sony, almost all Dragon Quest games have had a release on a Nintendo system. This will certainly continue in the future with both Dragon Quest X to be released on Wii and another title rumored for the 3DS in addition to any Joker titles. The fact that Nintendo published IX and will publish VI also strengthens their relationship.
In light of these things, I think membership as part of NIWA would be a positive. If you believe otherwise please share your thoughts in this thread.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:50 PM
1. Axomist, the guy who messaged us about NIWA back in January, passed away earlier this year. Major bummer. He seemed like a cool dude. He was the only one that I really had strong contact with at NIWA. Since then, conversation has been light.
2. The NIWA forums are not heavily used. The NIWA IRC channel is empty almost always. I just don't see a lot of communication going on. The only benefit to our joining would really be that we would get added to link banners that already have links to 10 other wikis.
3. SEIWA started up just a month or so ago (seiwanetwork.org). I've felt mostly the same about them. Seems to be very little organization and activity in forums and IRC channels.
So, yeah. I just don't see major benefits for us in any real tangible way. Maybe we should just start DQIWA.
Posted 21 September 2011 - 05:12 PM
Also, to be fair, SEIWA did just start up. Their website looks terrible.
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 12:01 PM
Nvm this, saw Flying's post.
Edited by Vzing, 24 September 2011 - 12:02 PM.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 12:09 PM
And didn't I say... that you shouldn't ban unconfirmed users from editing?
Posted 25 September 2011 - 07:58 PM
Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:39 PM
And assuming the spammers are done and over with, is there really a point in banning IP addresses from editing right now?
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