I don't know. It really depends on how things are done. If the wiki has to move to their server(s) with ASP stuff, I am totally against. The performance of the site is so horrible, that I barely visit it anymore.
I don't know how a "merger" would work out:
- Having a wiki.gamedev.net which resolves to gpwiki.org?
- Simply redirecting people over there
- User accounts will always be seperate unless MAJOR database changes have been made
I really think Wiki's and forums should grow naturally. GPWiki did, GameDev did. Allow it to grow too fast, and it will hurt badly. Like those new game developments forums which sometimes popup with an 90% copy of the forum names of GD.net. Such things simply won't work.
But, Gamedev.net has it's good share of forum posts, which contains a lot of knowledge. Our forums too, but I suppose (quite) less techy and advanced then what they have.
Our wiki ofcourse is also a nice resource. Information written on the forums could be shared on the wiki. But, are people willing to do so? If only 10 people are interested in a wiki, of the 1000's of memebers @ GD.net, I really don't think it's worth the hassle.
Two separate wiki's won't work though. And inter wiki links do not really work our either imo.
On a side note, what I have thought for years, is that GD should create a decent search engine (for example using Xapian and Omega). Their current method using Google simply won't work out well.
Other question: What would happen to these forums? I mean we are a close group together for about 10 years (most people here know each other from VBGC)
I'm open to it, but I'm also a bit skeptical towards the situation. Do not give away your cards too soon...
this was a quick message, now I need to go back to the luggage