Thu 9th April 2009, 9:24pm
QUOTE(dtobias @ Tue 7th April 2009, 6:38pm)
A lot of these news stories are sloppily reporting that Wikia itself is dead, not just its attempt at a search engine; this must be distressing to those involved with that site/company.
Though probably not as distressing as actually watching, from the inside, Wikia go all pale and sickly.
Apart from any angelic benefactors, Wikia will depend on ad revenue, and that follows page views. Looking at one of its fatter cows, the warcraft wiki
, the traffic chart for content pages (after a brief post-release bounce) is not going in any direction they'd like:
Meanwhile, I'm reminded of the incredible morphing axed-staff number
. The staff page on the wikia site has since been edited by Beesley
to radically slash the listed faces, butchering the history of the "technical team" section and reducing its usefulness in verifying how many are left.Before.After.
Definitely twitching, not quite dead.