not to mention how you got most of your stuff was in this exact way
Please don't make any presumtions about the origin of our content. It consists of mainly original work by the authors, unless otherwise mentioned.
The history page talks of how you got most the content from others; I'm not making assumptions and no disrespect is intended.
I already mentioned we were having trouble with spam attacks, thus we had no choice but to disable manual registration for the time being. CodeHead is working on a solution for that, but you didn't even have the patience to wait for his reply on the matter. As you've already realized we're a small community, and as such we tend to take a little longer to respond, you know, real life and everything, you know how that works, but we're collaborative and supportive towards newcomers and new ideas and suggestions. We're not evading dialogue about it or trying to discourage you unless...
Oh I understand that, but I was not seeing the support you say exists so I was forced to do things myself. I'm not saying the support doesn't exist, just that perhaps I was looking to go faster than you were. And as I have put a lot of effort into making sure the parentage of the wiki is known, I hope you understand the effort I am putting into trying to be as respectful as possible.
Are you mocking us? I'm sure the ones who decided that this would be the best license to go with did it for a reason. Providing open access to information without heavy restrictions for duplications as long as the terms of the license is applied. I don't think the original creators of this wiki anticipated anyone to exploit this license by flatout copying all of it's content. But on this i can only speculate.
I would never mock somebody I have taken such effort to respect, so please do not think that is the case. I was - lets just say tired - after being up all weekend. If it came out disrespectful, that was not my intention.
Anticipated or not, what I did is the very goal of the license you used. And really, I think it honors your work for me to fork things.
That said, I find that giving credit were credit is due is usually the best policy.
Curious, none of the original authors are mentioned in any place, and besides the import comment and a few remnant pages that are gpwiki specific, nothing hints at their origin. There is no "Thanks to the gpwiki.org community for kindly providing their resources and work they've collected over the past couple of years". No "Thanks gpwiki.org for giving gamedev.com a head-start by providing a shitload of content to our yet nonexistent site to make it look like we've actually accomplished something".
Worse yet, your mainpage has it sound like each of the several hundred articles you've imported were written by *your* community, which is a flatout lie and misrepresentation and as far as i can tell it conflicts with the FDL.
Not true. In simple SQL terms, the gamedev wiki is the result of multiple inner joined sets with a coalesce or two, as GPWiki is not the only source of the data. Some pages from GPWiki still need some work I will grant you that - and you are welcome to help us do that! - but as it was a mass import its to be expected that links, etc will break and need to be fixed or merged. I also took a lot of time to thank GPWiki on every import comment, describe the parentage in the about page so people know its a fork, etc, so I a m unsure of what I am doing wrong given the sheer amount of HUGE effort I have taken to do the right thing every time. I'm all for the data being as up to date and correct as possible and that is why I do not want the contributions of people on the gamedev.com wiki from before the import to be considered the work of others. I'm assuming it was you who tried to give GPWiki credit for the entire wiki; That' not the case as the wiki had existed before the import so a lot of the content that was on it existed before any addition of GPWiki data. As a result, we need to respect the contributions of the people who made them before GPWiki got involved. If you feel like people are not getting credit for their work, let me know as that is not my intention and I am seeking feedback.. but I cant give one persons credit for another persons page. In the case that a page existed before , it did get replaced by the GPWiki page; But our intention is to go through each of these and merge the two together. an thats been publicly stated at http://wiki.gamedev.com/GameDevWiki:About
To me this feels like an unfortunate turn of events and i'm disappointed that you weren't even patient enough to wait for our admin to reply on the matter.
Its a holiday in my country so I have limited time; If I waited around for others to be as productive as me I would never get anything done. I'm sorry you are disappointed but I honestly have no clue what I did wrong.