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Uniting this wiki with Fandom's Insurgency community

For those who have not yet heard: Last year, Gamepedia and Fandom joined forces and are now two platforms on the same network. Later this year, we'll even become one unified platform. The teams at both Gamepedia and Fandom want to encourage our communities to work together now instead of splitting their efforts and competing with each other for readers and new editors.

I'd like to know how all of you here feel about uniting with Fandom's Insurgency community. That would mean we archive one wiki - lock it from editing but keep the pages accessible to readers - and put a banner up that directs visitors towards the other, active wiki. Anyone who used to edit the now-archived wiki would be able to contribute to the active wiki, and any content on one side that's missing on the other can be moved over with edit histories intact. Note: No merger will take place if both communities don't agree to it.

The advantages of uniting on one site are clear: By working together, all fans of Insurgency could build a resource on the game more effectively, keep it up-to-date more easily, and players would no longer be confused as to which site they should turn to for information. Both wikis have significant amounts of content. The wiki here receives about 6,000 pageviews per month. On Fandom, it's about 40,000 per month. That would make Fandom the likely choice, but what really matters is where editors want to edit. Keep in mind that later this year, both the Gamepedia and this Fandom wiki will move onto the same platform and then have a very similar if not the same layout, tool set and staff support.

So: Are you interested in merging with your partner community on Fandom? Would you be willing to edit on Fandom going forward, or would you rather keep things as they are? Please speak up!

You can also check the conversation on the Fandom wiki on the same topic. Can't wait to hear what you think! Heytots (talk) 20:07, 21 April 2020 (UTC)