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'''Important notice''' about '''MyWikiBiz''':
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'''Welcome to the new''' relaunch of '''MyWikiBiz'''!
  
 
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MyWikiBiz has served the public as an openly-edited wiki since January 2008, facilitating an astounding ''2.5 million page views'' since thenHowever, the 130,000+ pages of the wiki have grown too large to be supported by our server budget. The site keeps crashing every few weeks. At least 85% of the pages are content placeholders for link-spam, which has decimated Google's valuation of our PageRank. We cannot go forward with this model any longer.
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MyWikiBiz has served the public as an openly-edited wiki since January 2008, facilitating an astounding ''2.5 million page views''.  The MyWikiBiz site relaunched in April 2014, ''removing'' over 200,000 pages of commercial spam content. Our new site will frustrate spammers, because we ask new editors to make a small, '''one-time payment of USD $10''' to open a User account. That is, MyWikiBiz will be free to read, but pay for the privilege of editing and publishing.
  
Here is the tentative plan going forward:
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We want this to foster a new dawn of high-quality personal, business, academic, and directory content on MyWikiBiz. 
  
# The 50 User accounts with the greatest number of edits to the site since 2008 will be grandfathered back in as free accounts with full edit rights, except for those accounts that were clearly intended primarily for advertising and link-spam. All other User accounts would be closed.
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* The 50 most-active, non-spam User accounts on site since 2008 have been grandfathered back in as free accounts with full edit rights. All other User accounts prior to the April 2014 relaunch have been closed.
# The 5,000 pages that have the greatest number of page views since 2008 would be preserved.  Of these, those pages that are intended primarily for advertising and link-spam may be modified to render the advertising/linking non-functional, or they may be deleted.
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# There may be another 500 pages and files that the management would personally wish to preserve, or that grandfathered accounts may with to preserve.
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# All other pages will be deleted from public view.  The management will retain a backup database of all the deleted content, if any former users are intent on retrieving their text for use on other websites.
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# We will possibly shut off Semantic Mediawiki, if that makes rebooting significantly easier. Our developer is evaluating options on this particular front.
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# New Users will be welcome to register; however, any new User account would be throttled by a one-time payment of $10 to receive editor rights. Ideally, this would all be auto-magically handled by a web form linked to PayPal, but the management might also accommodate other forms of payment manually, if necessary. The idea is that if you want to publish on MyWikiBiz, you have to help defray the server costs (which are now over $500 per year).
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Comments?  Click the "Contact MyWikiBiz" link in the left sidebar, and let us know.
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* The management has retained a backup database of all the deleted content. If any former users are intent on retrieving their text for use on other websites, they may contact MyWikiBiz.

Revision as of 16:29, 7 April 2014

Welcome to the new relaunch of MyWikiBiz!

PLEASE READ...

MyWikiBiz has served the public as an openly-edited wiki since January 2008, facilitating an astounding 2.5 million page views. The MyWikiBiz site relaunched in April 2014, removing over 200,000 pages of commercial spam content. Our new site will frustrate spammers, because we ask new editors to make a small, one-time payment of USD $10 to open a User account. That is, MyWikiBiz will be free to read, but pay for the privilege of editing and publishing.

We want this to foster a new dawn of high-quality personal, business, academic, and directory content on MyWikiBiz.

  • The 50 most-active, non-spam User accounts on site since 2008 have been grandfathered back in as free accounts with full edit rights. All other User accounts prior to the April 2014 relaunch have been closed.
  • The management has retained a backup database of all the deleted content. If any former users are intent on retrieving their text for use on other websites, they may contact MyWikiBiz.