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Several dozen Wikia sites use SMW. There must be Wikia-specific matters worth sharing, especially with a new skin in testing. Familypedia activists are dealing with over 900 properties and several forms. We have received some help from Tim (NASCAR) but there may be others who know more about some aspects of our problems, which are of only passing interest to the Semediawiki mailing list. — Robin Patterson (Talk) 05:32, August 26, 2010 (UTC)

Progress?Edit

As noted elsewhere in this wiki, Wikia makes SMW available on request but has never agreed to give it full support. Wikia Help has only one page about it. Users are encouraged to seek free or paid help elsewhere.

Help pages here can be copied (with very little adaptation necessary) from the SMW wiki. Familypedia has already copied and adapted some. See most at w:c:family:category:SMW help.

This wiki is called a test wiki, but, as I suggested a few months ago, it could be a very good place for users of SMW on Wikia to come together for Wikia-specific discussion that may be inappropriate (or requests that may be ineffective) on other forums such as the world-wide SMW mailing list. Nobody has objected to the idea here, so I'm going to assume that it is OK.

--- Robin Patterson (Talk to me) 03:39, March 19, 2011 (UTC)


Soon after I wrote that, I saw that Wikia's Help page had been redirected to w:Help:Extensions, and/but there is no mention there of SMW! A copy of what the help page said has been preserved at w:c:Familypedia:Help:Semantic MediaWiki.

By 2013, things were even less favourable to SMW. See Wikia's current approach.

-- Robin Patterson (Talk) 04:40, August 30, 2014 (UTC)

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