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News.png 2009-07-03 Site Downtime

Sorry for the downtime today. The ISP had some routing issues in the area. Also had some hardware issues. All should be resolved

Jeremy 20:47, 03 January 2009 (GMT)


News.png 2009-06-14 Google Ads

Google Ads have returned. This should help pay for the few remaining costs of running the wiki.

I will be making (later this week) the ability for logged in users to turn off ads (or I may disable all ads for logged in users) Thoughts? email me

Mikevalstar 21:24, 14 June 2009 (GMT)


News.png 2009-06-14 Mediawiki Update

Ran a mediawiki "svn up" today; If you see any problems with the wiki as a result please email me: and I will do my best to fix it right away.

Mikevalstar 20:21, 14 June 2009 (GMT)


News.png 2009-02-09 Site Downtime

We had originally planned on upgrading to vmware-server 2.0, but it seems the modules have problems building against the hardened sources. I apologize for the downtime from 15:30-17:30. All systems are back-online.

Jeremy 17:29, 9 February 2009 (GMT)


News.png 2009-02-07 Backups and Featured Articles

OK I've finally gotten around to setting up the backups on more then the one test machine. we are currently up to 3 people helping out with backup space. if anyone else would like to help out we are looking for 3 more people to help.

Also today and tomorrow I plan on resurrecting the Featured articles section of the main page. anyone wishing to help me to re-design this section should hop on the IRC channel and help out.

Mikevalstar 17:32, 7 February 2009 (GMT)



News.png 2008-11-04 Registered Users can Edit

A notice to everyone, anyone who has registered a user can now edit, so everyone out there help us transfer over all the old wiki articles from google cache and

Please check out the new templates and the new naming convention

Mikevalstar 15:38, 4 November 2008 (GMT)


News.png 2008-11-01 Open Editing Monday

This is just a notice to all the users of the wiki, Editing will be opening up to all registered users on Monday, and they can begin writing new articles or converting old ones.

I would suggest anyone planning on doing this familiarize themselves with the new list of Templates and the new Naming Conventions.

Mikevalstar 14:11, 2 November 2008 (GMT)


News.png 2008-10-29 Routing Issue

At approximately 9:35, 29 October 2008 (GMT), our isp dropped a route to much of its core internet. The connection has been restored, and site is operational.

Jeremy 12:45, 29 October 2008 (GMT)


News.png 2008-10-27 New Wiki

Recently Gentoo-Wiki lost it's database, you can read more here. But the short story is as follows:

Our servers were hosted by Skiplink, Skiplink in turn were housed by TelX. TelX accused Skiplink of not paying the bills and locked Skiplink out of the building and shut off the power to the servers. The servers are still there, with my backups. We dont feel we will be able to get this data back in a timely manner, so we have started again. We will be getting it back eventually at which point I will create a copy of it for copying to this new wiki.

Also as the main admin to all the wiki's I apologize that this set of circumstances ever happened and I will be doing offsite backups from here on in.

Mikevalstar 21:46, 27 October 2008 (GMT)