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The Yu-Gi-Oh Wiki is experiencing a catastrophic loss of content that spans years

The Yu-Gi-Oh Wiki is experiencing a catastrophic loss of content that spans years

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It’s a nightmare scenario Yu-Gi-Oh! Fans who have to search for cards with complex descriptions. Over the weekend, the admins of Yugipedia — which, as its name suggests, is a wiki about all things geeky Yu-Gi-Oh!They announced that they had mistakenly deleted half of Wikia’s core database. They announced that Ujipedia had suffered a fatal error on Twitter.

“While working on some server issues, one of our server workers noticed that the volume of storage attached to the server looked strange. After some checks on whether the storage was in use, it appeared it wasn’t. To save server costs, the volume was removed accordingly.” , Read FAQ page About what happened to Yugipedia. “Unfortunately, we later found that the volume was not configured normally, so the previous checks could not detect that the volume was actually in use. What we removed was the storage volume containing the site’s primary database.” This disconnect caused the cloud provider to Reallocate storage to other clients. Like many fan projects, the tragedy was the result of limited resources. If the owners were made money, there would be no reason to delete their storage.

So you have: One of the owners of Yujipedia Accidentally deleted half of the database because they mistakenly thought the data container was empty. The last time Yujipedia backed up the data was on January 12, 2020 (it was Data backup on a daily basis, but they exceeded the storage space they assumed didn’t contain any data). So anything added to the database after that is deleted. charge later Explained on Reddit That the images have survived, as they are hosted on a different server.

Yugipedia is a completely separate database from the Yu-Gi-Oh Wiki, which is owned by Fandom. since five years ago, the fan community YG Organization and several prominent members of the Wikia community decided to break away from the wiki owned by Fandom and create Yugipedia. Fandom’s video ads were unpopular, and wikis did not allow contributors to add custom code to pages. Some users have also accused the Yu-Gi-Oh Wiki of “stealing” videos from the fan community.

The administrators of Yugipedia are currently working with archival sites to restore wikis. them too Asks They contribute help by sending Yugipedia pages from your browser’s cache. “You will be able to confirm all data entries that will be sent before they are sent anonymously,” Yugipedia Administrator books. “This tool is also open source; there is a link in the lower right corner, so feel free to confirm it yourself!”

We hope that they will be able to quickly restore the complete Yugipedia database.

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