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[1.Local]: Fix it yourself : World of Warcraft General Discussions

Posted: September 21st, 2009, 2:26 pm

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Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

"You don't like it? Fix it yourself." We've heard this exhortation to users of wowwiki.com in the comments before. Still, you have to wonder why more WoW fans don't get in there and make their mark.

teacher: I'm a bit surprised that WoW.com still uses WoWwiki anymore. It used to be all I used, but sometime around the end of BC, it stopped being very accurate and updated. Now it seems pretty much useless. Don't get me wrong, I would love it to be better updated, but as of right now, a site like Wowhead (specifically the comments) is a much better resource.

theRaptor: Then update it. It is a wiki; you are the editor. There isn't a horde of slaves out there waiting to fulfill your every whim. The only reason a lot of articles are stuck in BC is because of the huge surge in growth during BC which lead to a lot of articles being created then. In early BC a lot of articles were still stuck in classic.

I always check WoWwiki first even for items because they usually have pertinent summaries and historical data (such as item ability changes in patches; wowhead often has this data but it is much more disorganised and sometimes requires trolling through a lot of comments). Then I click on the wowhead link if there is one. A lot of the content of WoWWiki is simply not on a site like wowhead (such as the class articles).

So if you hate the way something is set up, take the initiative to turn it into something you love. Hate, love ... Love, hate ... Hmm, we feel a set of Breakfast Topics coming on ...

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Publish Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 14:00:00 EST

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