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Escyos
06-01-2012, 05:48 PM
Hello, I'm Escyos and I am REALLY looking forward to this franchise. So much so that I started the Defiance Wiki (http://en.defiance-wiki.com/wiki/Defiance_Wiki). Check it out, create an account and help out.

Thanks!

zephix
06-01-2012, 05:49 PM
Wow! Amazing job! It looks wonderful so far.

Walsingham
06-01-2012, 08:23 PM
Most excellent!

Cool_Hand_Luke
06-01-2012, 09:53 PM
The site is organized very well. Good job.


Did you get permission to use copyrighted material?

Escyos
06-01-2012, 10:08 PM
The site is organized very well. Good job.


Did you get permission to use copyrighted material?

Fairuse. If Syfy would like such things removed, then thousands of other site would have to have them removed as well. Plus its technically free advertising for them and I, or anyone else, don't make any money from it....I actually lose money.

Escyos
06-01-2012, 10:21 PM
Also there is a French Defiance Wiki (http://fr.defiance-wiki.com/wiki/Defiance_Wiki) and I can add on any other languages that are needed. Plus I was thinking about a game wiki, where players can post things about their characters, exploits etc.

Shrapnil
06-03-2012, 01:09 PM
Very nice looking site. Well done

Escyos
06-03-2012, 03:28 PM
Thanks. You should sign up to help out.

Cyber
06-04-2012, 01:20 PM
Very cool! Thanks for setting that up. Do you mind if I mention that on our Gamer's Vox (http://www.gamersvox.com) site? We hope to use the Vox site to promote Defiance as well :)

Escyos
06-04-2012, 02:29 PM
Very cool! Thanks for setting that up. Do you mind if I mention that on our Gamer's Vox (http://www.gamersvox.com) site? We hope to use the Vox site to promote Defiance as well :)

Sure thing!

Escyos
06-04-2012, 10:29 PM
I added a blog (http://blog.defiance-wiki.com/) to the site and I'm about to add on a German wiki as well!

Escyos
06-05-2012, 12:41 AM
German Defiance Wiki (http://de.defiance-wiki.com/wiki/Defiance_Wiki) is online!

Cyber
06-05-2012, 11:28 AM
Great work! Anything to promote the game is a worthy effort :)

PsychoPhobic
06-05-2012, 11:55 AM
Nicely done!! Looks awesome!!!

bctrainers
06-05-2012, 12:02 PM
Very nice. :)

However I see you're using wikia? :(

Escyos
06-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Very nice. :)

However I see you're using wikia? :(

No, my wikis are independent. Wikia is less than worthy of this unique series, plus you can identity wikia sites by their terrible skin that only lets you use 1/3rd of the page.

bctrainers
06-05-2012, 06:04 PM
No, my wikis are independent. Wikia is less than worthy of this unique series, plus you can identity wikia sites by their terrible skin that only lets you use 1/3rd of the page.

Interesting... the theme looks just like it. Anyhow, I do wish you good luck with it! :D

edit; ah yeah, you're right, independent website - just using the wikia theme! That's pretty nifty of them to enable the theme for people other than wikia! :)

If you ever need a place to put it, I can load up a Virtual Machine with ubuntu for you to plop the site on to. :)

Adsinonimous
06-05-2012, 06:16 PM
Thank you very much for this Wiki! :)

Escyos
06-05-2012, 06:21 PM
Interesting... the theme looks just like it. Anyhow, I do wish you good luck with it! :D

edit; ah yeah, you're right, independent website - just using the wikia theme! That's pretty nifty of them to enable the theme for people other than wikia! :)

They didn't. They axed the skin for one they could put more ads onto. Someone else managed to recreate it for others to use. Wikia is not to be trusted for anything.

Adsinonimous
06-05-2012, 06:31 PM
WTF is Wikia? I feel so dumb. lol

Escyos
06-05-2012, 06:39 PM
WTF is Wikia? I feel so dumb. lol

Usually if you google "something wiki" you get a result that is something.wikia.com. They are a wiki host who have gone insane, a new skin that limits article space and maximizes advertisement, implementing more social features than useful ones and banning anyone who attempts to move anywhere else. They are essentially evil. However in the interest of fairness please see here (http://awa.wikkii.com) to see their somewhat dubious actions at buying people out and refusing to honor community wishes.

Adsinonimous
06-05-2012, 07:17 PM
I'm so glad we already have people like you within this community :) And nice new Location! :D

Escyos
06-06-2012, 03:26 AM
If anyone thinks their native language deserves a wiki, let me know and I'll be able to add it.

Adsinonimous
06-06-2012, 03:43 AM
Oh, and thanks for clearing up what wikia is! They seem AWFUL!

Escyos
06-07-2012, 03:36 AM
Added a bunch of new pages on some of the weapons in the game.

Adsinonimous
06-07-2012, 04:49 AM
Wow! - This Wiki has a whole load of information I probably would have missed otherwise. Thank you so much! The weapons look awesome.

Escyos
06-07-2012, 04:56 AM
Wow! - This Wiki has a whole load of information I probably would have missed otherwise. Thank you so much! The weapons look awesome.

You should join up then! (If not to edit, as there is not much more to add now, at least to make the wiki look bigger and better :D )

Adsinonimous
06-07-2012, 02:10 PM
You should join up then! (If not to edit, as there is not much more to add now, at least to make the wiki look bigger and better :D )

I'm a newbie when it comes to wikis and I didn't even realize I could join until now. :) I'm joining now...

Escyos
06-07-2012, 08:26 PM
I'm a newbie when it comes to wikis and I didn't even realize I could join until now. :) I'm joining now...

Its pretty easy, just click on edit and type away. (You have to authenticate your email address first).

Adsinonimous
06-08-2012, 03:43 AM
(You have to authenticate your email address first).

So that's why I can't edit.. lol

bctrainers
06-09-2012, 08:32 AM
They didn't. They axed the skin for one they could put more ads onto. Someone else managed to recreate it for others to use. Wikia is not to be trusted for anything.
Ah, that would explain it then. Interesting none the less (also free bump). :)

OrodrethSeregon
06-09-2012, 10:10 AM
German Defiance Wiki (http://de.defiance-wiki.com/wiki/Defiance_Wiki) is online!

Very nice.
I think I going to fill some sites and correct some little mistakes.:)

Defiant Angel
06-09-2012, 02:17 PM
Great job! It's so helpful.

Escyos
06-09-2012, 06:48 PM
Very nice.
I think I going to fill some sites and correct some little mistakes.:)

Thanks. I allowed you to edit the wiki. If you find something you can't edit, let me know what is wrong and I will change it.

OrodrethSeregon
06-10-2012, 09:43 PM
I just leaved a message for you.:)

Escyos
06-11-2012, 01:52 AM
I just leaved a message for you.:)

Yes German is not one of the one language I speak, so i unlocked the page so the changes you said can be done.

OrodrethSeregon
06-11-2012, 05:49 AM
Thank you.:)

Gscully
06-12-2012, 12:19 PM
Nice work, I've signed up though I"m not much of a writer.

Adsinonimous
06-12-2012, 02:03 PM
Nice work, I've signed up though I"m not much of a writer.

Haha! I like to think I'm a writer but when I see all the text that a wiki upholds, it gets a little tedious for me :)

Escyos
06-13-2012, 04:46 AM
Haha! I like to think I'm a writer but when I see all the text that a wiki upholds, it gets a little tedious for me :)

Thats why you write a section at a time, break it up with section headers and hope that you made sense. At least thats what I do.

Also, I updated the Defiance game page (http://en.defiance-wiki.com/wiki/Defiance_(game)) with everything I could find, if there is anything missing, let me know or sign up and add it.

Escyos
06-13-2012, 05:03 AM
I'm also beginning preliminary work on the game wiki - where players of the game can post stuff on their character, stats, adventures, records etc. (That material is not for any of the other wikis). Right now I'm thinking of using "game.defiance-wiki. com" but would like tp hear any other suggestions (please note that I'm hoping for a short name)

Escyos
06-19-2012, 12:48 AM
The blog got screwed up, stupid upgrade. I'll bring it back at some point.

Adsinonimous
06-19-2012, 08:19 AM
The blog got screwed up, stupid upgrade. I'll bring it back at some point.

No problem! I'm sure everyone doesn't mind waiting for it :)

Turrant
06-19-2012, 06:09 PM
“Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.” -Jef Raskin

Exept of course on MMO forums....the little bugs sometimes just get people all fired up and have to be reminded of “Defect-free software does not exist.” -Wietse Venema.

Then i have to remind myself that, “It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.” -Mike Royko

Not that you guys and girls on these forums are babling loonies. :o

It is alright that it is not working right now though. There is a reason I have used, “Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy. “ ~Joseph Campbell
in my sig for over a year now.

Adsinonimous
06-20-2012, 08:05 AM
Wow - Some of those quotes made me laugh. What a great post and I love the fact that they all make so much sense.

Vaash
06-20-2012, 08:57 AM
Great work on the Wiki so far. Looking forward to more.

Ilucide
06-20-2012, 12:25 PM
Nice work, I'm sure folks will find it handy! =)

Occidio
06-21-2012, 08:17 AM
Very nice work. Signed up today and will help out where I can!

Vhalen
06-21-2012, 01:17 PM
Excellent work! I can't wait to see it fill up with Defiance Lore.

Turrant
06-23-2012, 02:25 PM
Wow - Some of those quotes made me laugh. What a great post and I love the fact that they all make so much sense.

I actualy had just recently gone through a bunch of quotes to find a new one that I wanted and they were potential candidates so I could not help myself with that post. :rolleyes:

List here. (http://forums.riftgame.com/rift-general-discussions/off-topic/321106-looking-new-quotes.html)

Adsinonimous
06-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Wow - so many quotes! O_O If you would like me to make a picture signature out of one of those quotes for you, I would be more than happy to :)

Escyos
06-24-2012, 01:38 AM
Occidio and Vhalen, sorry it took so long for me to activate your accounts, but they are done now, you need to validate your email address to edit first.

Escyos
11-17-2012, 05:05 PM
OK, today I shall be watching lots of videos, combing through Twitter and Facebook posts, googling new stories like crazy to gather up any scrap of info I may have missed. So if you know of any in depth stories, new videos etc let me know!

Escyos
11-21-2012, 06:35 AM
I spruced up the main page: Defiance Wiki (http://en.defiance-wiki.com/wiki/Defiance_Wiki)

Vega
11-21-2012, 06:50 AM
          

Escyos
11-21-2012, 07:14 AM
Wow it looks brighter, larger and I also see you added some better res pictures on the main page. Now all you need to add is the entire storyline of Defiance :D

LOL its actually much darker.

vampero
11-21-2012, 01:08 PM
I like the look and layout of your wiki nice job ! If you add my logo I will add you to my webpage.

Shadinaxx
11-21-2012, 07:47 PM
I like it, especially the hexagonal image browser :)

Escyos
11-22-2012, 05:29 AM
I have found out that Wikia, one of, if not the most, evilest websites in existence is intending to expand their Defiance wikia. I sure hope people realise that my wiki is about Defiance, for the community, while there wiki is about getting them profit and forcing everyone to view their content.

Thanks.

Vega
11-22-2012, 10:38 AM
          

SparklingNugs
11-29-2012, 02:48 PM
This is great, far more info than I've been able to find anywhere else.

Escyos
12-07-2012, 11:24 PM
Due to the number of spam accounts that keep showing up (yes they can't edit but having to check and delete 30 per day gets tiring) I have restricted account creation. If anyone wants an account just let me know on here or email the wiki.

Vega
12-08-2012, 03:34 AM
          

stormaaron
12-09-2012, 09:23 PM
This is a great site its well organized and very user friendly good job!

AmazingPatt
12-09-2012, 10:10 PM
nice website =) hopefully the 13th we get overwhelm with news =D

Escyos
01-12-2013, 04:25 AM
Defiance Wiki has been adding a HEAP of new pages, get to know some of the allies and enemies!

We're also in recruiting mode and looking for new editors who want in, edit once, twice or nine million times! We're also looking for admins and staff for the wiki and the site, someone to help out on the blog and post new interactive stuff, wiki forum moderators, even thinking about starting a news site for it as well.

If I had something Defiancey to give away in a competition I would but the best I can offer is a nice steak (for now).
http://westpointsteakhouse.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/image004.330215549_std.jpg

Grotesque
01-12-2013, 04:33 AM
Great job with the wiki, keep it up!
\o/

Feydakin
01-12-2013, 04:35 AM
Just spent more than a little while perusing your site, very well done. ;)

I'd like an account if you let me know how to go about it...

Escyos
01-12-2013, 04:49 AM
Feydakin, just PM me with what username you want and your email address (and a password, or one can be made for you).

Escyos
02-02-2013, 07:53 AM
Just passed 700 articles. Have a bunch new weapons added, decided not to add what stats I could find as it appears that weapons can be modified and upgraded and what stats I could find were not the base stats.

Vega
02-02-2013, 09:54 AM
          

Kaoslion
02-02-2013, 03:09 PM
Just be careful with doing a Wiki on it. A lot of things are still under NDA and they might temp band you for it. They discussed it briefly on the Live stream friday.

Escyos
02-02-2013, 06:03 PM
Just be careful with doing a Wiki on it. A lot of things are still under NDA and they might temp band you for it. They discussed it briefly on the Live stream friday.

I only allow posting on publicly verifiable information. Anything from the alpha or beta that has not been released on things like the Twitch stream cannot be added.

War Master Degan
02-02-2013, 06:25 PM
@ Escyos. If you'd like I can come help with the wiki once the game releases. I've been a editor/admin on many wiki's including the UESP, the Fallout wiki, Wookiepedia, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and others. I usually only do one at a time except UESP, that is my home.

Kaoslion
02-02-2013, 09:30 PM
I only allow posting on publicly verifiable information. Anything from the alpha or beta that has not been released on things like the Twitch stream cannot be added.
Kudos though man it looks good.

watsbeef
02-02-2013, 11:01 PM
Pretty impressive, making a wiki like that by your lonesome. lol a bit beyond my capabilities.


Also, your inbox is full so no pm from me. Edit; Escyos inbox

JustinD92
02-03-2013, 01:12 AM
Great job on the Wiki. I really like the setup. I was curious if you was going to add the PC,PS3,Xbox 360 Defiance Top Guilds to the Wiki? Curious on your thoughts about it.

Escyos
02-03-2013, 02:48 AM
Great job on the Wiki. I really like the setup. I was curious if you was going to add the PC,PS3,Xbox 360 Defiance Top Guilds to the Wiki? Curious on your thoughts about it.

Chances are: no. Seeing as they are not canon. I am however going to start another wiki on the site for player characters, back story, clans, exploits etc.

JustinD92
02-03-2013, 03:14 AM
Ok sweet. Please let us know when you have this up and running. Def. wanna be apart of it.

War Master Degan
02-03-2013, 09:32 AM
Well Rousel has started a forum for RP and things of that nature. Perhaps Clans/Guilds could go there?

Rousel
02-03-2013, 10:43 AM
Well Rousel has started a forum for RP and things of that nature. Perhaps Clans/Guilds could go there?

*Casually slips a link into the conversation.*
http://defiancerp.forumotion.co.uk/

But great work on the Wiki, I was having a browse before, when I have more Lore content to work on, I'll go about putting together some summaries of the Lore and put up pages both for the Forum and the Wiki.

War Master Degan
02-03-2013, 11:13 AM
Yeah once the NDA is lifted and the game releases we can really start making pages.

Escyos
02-06-2013, 10:58 PM
Passed 850 articles today, severely lacking in detail (due to their not being much) but they are there. Also got started on a wiki for people to post about their character and clan as well, won't go live with it just yet, but stay tuned.

Escyos
02-24-2013, 01:14 AM
The Defiance Wiki has just passed 1,000 articles!

Escyos
02-27-2013, 04:22 AM
Ok so we now have an English Wiki, French Wiki, German Wiki, Blog, Forum, Player character wiki, and Votan languages site. Maybe there is something else in the works......


And yes I do plan on making the site a behemoth and dominating all other Defiance sites.

Escyos
03-05-2013, 05:43 AM
People should also remember that Defiance Wiki retains intellectual rights of layout, sections etc (Trion and Syfy own the copyrighted material), so you cannot copy and paste without permission.

I have seen it happen on other sites and, not meaning to sound insane or anything, but I did just have one sites contract with their hosting provider voided (aka their site was shut down) because they stole and claimed it as their own.

Same can happen if you don't give Trion and Syfy credit. So be careful.

Kantazo
03-05-2013, 06:18 AM
Awesome job guys.

Kantazo
03-05-2013, 11:16 AM
I think this topic deserves a sticky.

Moosealini
03-05-2013, 01:47 PM
LOL then it will be a Sticky Wiki.

deltaman42
03-05-2013, 01:57 PM
amazing job,cant believe the post is over a year old...

Escyos
03-08-2013, 09:31 PM
Just passed 1200 articles!

Defy
03-08-2013, 11:13 PM
Just passed 1200 articles!

Congratulations and good job!

Escyos
03-27-2013, 05:05 AM
Why not read up on a very interesting character: Ara Shondu (http://en.defiance-wiki.com/wiki/Ara_Shondu)

Escyos
03-27-2013, 06:22 AM
The creation of ONE page took the wanted article number from 20 to 660! I am in for a VERY, VERY long and annoying weekend. Unless someone else wants to help with the monotonous work?

Escyos
03-30-2013, 11:31 PM
Okay now we have 2001 articles, with about another 500 to be added before launch.

MacDeath
03-31-2013, 12:24 AM
Okay now we have 2001 articles, with about another 500 to be added before launch.
Wow! /salute

Flagwaver
03-31-2013, 12:28 AM
Will you be including outfits into the wiki? I am a costumer and am very curious about the level of detail of some of the outfits that I'll primarily be viewing only from behind.

Piegon
03-31-2013, 12:39 AM
Wow it has exploded in the last few months. Great work.

Smitch
03-31-2013, 12:54 AM
Will you be including outfits into the wiki? I am a costumer and am very curious about the level of detail of some of the outfits that I'll primarily be viewing only from behind.

I believe Escyos's intention it to have EVERYTHING Defiance related up on the Defiance Wiki. Hell, I've got the Language site hosted off it. :)

Escyos
03-31-2013, 12:58 AM
Smitch is right, I will have all the outfits from the game on there and maybe some of those from the show (if they are important enough, say like if the Castithans have a ritual outfit etc.) but it will host tonnes of pics from everywhere, including production images.

Mcdragon
03-31-2013, 01:04 AM
The site is organized very well. Good job.


Did you get permission to use copyrighted material?

he is only providing information so he is protect by the freedom of information act. but if he used it for personal gain it would be another story but he isnt

Flagwaver
03-31-2013, 07:05 AM
Smitch is right, I will have all the outfits from the game on there and maybe some of those from the show (if they are important enough, say like if the Castithans have a ritual outfit etc.) but it will host tonnes of pics from everywhere, including production images.The cosplayer in me is doing the Snoopy Happy Dance.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk359tXZNP1qh9061o1_100.gif

Escyos
04-03-2013, 08:03 PM
The site had 22 GB of bandwith exchanged on launch day!

So much that it filled a table in the database with so much info, it locked the database and gave me a warning. All is fixed now.

Fascion
04-08-2013, 08:21 PM
Escyos, looks like your PM box is full up.

I'm not sure if this is just me or what, but I'm getting a 403 on the wiki proclaiming that it "was most likely done because your IP address has been associated with spammers, vandals and copyright violators." Odd, considering I don't have an account. :P

GenChris1
04-08-2013, 08:30 PM
Hello, I'm Escyos and I am REALLY looking forward to this franchise. So much so that I started the Defiance Wiki (http://en.defiance-wiki.com/wiki/Defiance_Wiki). Check it out, create an account and help out.

Thanks!

Hello fellow gateworld-er.

Thanks for the site again. What system are you on?

Escyos
04-08-2013, 08:36 PM
Having server troubles and am upgrading to a more powerful host. The busiest part of the site (the english wiki) was automatically locked. Hopefully will be fixed soon.

@GenChris1 I'm on PC.

GenChris1
04-08-2013, 08:40 PM
Ah...

Btw, I too am getting blocked from visiting the wiki even though I have accessed it before.

Escyos
05-02-2013, 05:08 PM
Okay, I have finally found the problem as to why people could not edit and so people on the site can now edit again. But new user registrations will have to wait while I sort out some other stuff.

Covington
05-02-2013, 05:09 PM
Still waiting on the email as well... some of the place names are spelled wrong. And I am usually not that anal about it.

Escyos
05-03-2013, 05:18 PM
Surprise, surprise to find wikia starting to take content from the wiki and use it themselves. As such I tightened copyright policy but it won't affect anyone else.

I hope people do realize that my wiki is all about content and details while wikia is all about blank pages and a weird complete separation of game and tv content.

dill_pickle
05-04-2013, 04:04 PM
8/10 times I try to get on the site, I get a server not found. (Language part)

Defy
05-04-2013, 04:35 PM
8/10 times I try to get on the site, I get a server not found. (Language part)

working for me

Escyos
05-04-2013, 06:46 PM
8/10 times I try to get on the site, I get a server not found. (Language part)

Could you tell me exactly what error you get? Also where your trying to connect from?

Drai
05-10-2013, 10:34 AM
This page can't be displayed

•Make sure the web address http://en.defiance-wiki.com is correct.
•Look for the page with your search engine.
•Refresh the page in a few minutes.


...every time. Trying to access it from Georgia, US via IE 10.

Merrin Nightbringer
05-10-2013, 10:55 AM
Server not found.

Firefox can't find the server at en.defiance-wiki.com.

Check the address for typing errors such as
ww.example.com instead of
www.example.com
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Same error, Wisconsin, USA, Firefox.

Ailandar
06-09-2013, 03:20 AM
Server not found.

Firefox can't find the server at en.defiance-wiki.com.

Check the address for typing errors such as
ww.example.com instead of
www.example.com
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Same error, Ukraine. Firefox, IE10.

jarrodlovesmusic
06-09-2013, 04:28 AM
Server not found.

Firefox can't find the server at en.defiance-wiki.com.

Check the address for typing errors such as
ww.example.com instead of
www.example.com
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
./
Same error, US. Firefox. Its weird, sometimes your site works and sometimes it doesnt. It's like its got a mind of its own

Escyos
06-09-2013, 05:25 AM
I'm not sure why but the cloud hosting screws up a lot, nothing I can do about it. Try to change your internet proxy to a google one.

The site has no shortage of visitors either way.

Escyos
07-18-2013, 08:58 AM
Okay I may have fixed the account creation thing, have to test it out but should be able to offer accounts to people soon, or continue to spend hours and hours doing most of it myself....not that I mind being consumed with Defiance.

Escyos
08-25-2013, 07:32 PM
Okay so I FINALLY fixed the account thing now. I had problems where I could create accounts but they could not edit and then they could edit but users already established could not. Some months of work finally found a work around and fixed it. The email account unfortunately deleted many of the old requests for accounts, which sucks. But I can now do it!

Escyos
09-25-2013, 10:48 PM
Just to clarify, Defiance Wiki is about the Defiance universe NOT about the community that plays the game or watches the show. If it exists in the Defiance universe (or is affiliated e.g. actors, writers etc) then it belongs, but articles on fan sites etc are not part of the site.

I don't know why so many people are having a problem with this.

Escyos
10-14-2013, 06:50 PM
Haven't updating much as of late, been oddly busy but will get back to it soon.

Also check out the Season 2 thread for details: http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?129702-Season-2-pics-and-details