Talk:List of fansites

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Fansite inclusion in wiki[edit]

moved to GWW:SITES#Fansite inclusion in wiki

How about specifically listing all the Guild Wars-related wikis?[edit]

moved to GWW:SITES#How about specifically listing all the Guild Wars-related wikis?

Moving forward[edit]

Now that GWW:SITES has been approved as policy, do we need a formatting guide, or just start implementing? --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 03:35, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Since according to the policy we will only have this one site, I'd say start implementing. Much easier to discuss design issues right here on the talk page than move them to some other page.
PS: I cant wait to see this page evolving. Maybe the current content might even be moved to Fansite program or something. --Xeeron 09:55, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
I support moving the current content to Fansite program. But would it be more reasonable to have the list under Fansite or Fansites? As it would be a listing of multiple sites, I think Fansites is a more accurate name. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 16:48, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
Agreed. --Xeeron 16:53, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Actually, your last comment made me think otherwise: We can keep the current content here (as a description of a fansite) and create the new page at fansiteS. No need for the more clumsy fansite program. --Xeeron 09:57, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Policy conflict / disconnect[edit]

We currently have a disconnect between the policies GWW:SITES and GWW:REDIRECT on how to tag the fansite redirect articles. I'm also getting horrendous lag at the moment, so I'm not going to try cleaning it up myself right now. Hopefully someone else can look at this and either resolve it, or propose a solution or two. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 17:48, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Nevermind - it looks like Xeeron fixed it, so the discrepancy has now been resolved. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 19:43, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Description[edit]

Ok, whoever is adding the entries for the german sites, please also add a description. That part is about the biggest value of this page, apart from the description we could as well link to ANet's community pages. --Xeeron 21:34, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Guild Wars Shop[edit]

The primary language is French; even on the English site, all items and entries are in French. Only the instructions and labels have been translated, so I doubt the site would be fully useful for an English-speaking person. For all intents and purposes, I believe it's a French website. --User Pling sig.png Brains12 \ talk 22:56, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

True, and I just noticed its listed on the Guild Wars fansite listings under French.- TheRave User TheRave sig.png (talk) 22:58, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Update[edit]

I have updated the list with all the fansites listed on gw.com/fansites. I checked them to make sure they all work. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 22:38, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Good work. Wyn, for the wyn!- TheRave User TheRave sig.png (talk) 22:39, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Why not Guild Wiki on the list?[edit]

Why isn't Guild Wiki on the list? I remember if there was a site on the internet for information on Guild Wars that was where almost everyone who plays GW went. Why is it not on there? Their content rivals the content here especially for older information. 122.105.157.213 12:08, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

It is on the list. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn/talk 12:10, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
This list is outdated, which I did not realize till today. Vili User talk:Vili 12:16, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Outdated? Well, that's Regina's baileywick, so it doesn't surprise me, but Guild Wiki is represented on our fansite list. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn/talk 12:18, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
I apprecite the gesture (?), but wouldn't that be breaking the GWW:SITES policy? Vili User talk:Vili 12:22, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
This list is for any and all Guild Wars related fansites. If they are not listed on the official GW.com page, their status is simply left blank. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn/talk 12:25, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

TGH[edit]

Is it just me or is the description for The Guild Hall rather ...unflattering? --snogratUser Snograt signature.png 02:11, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Stub[edit]

Why is it marked as a stub? I dont want to remove it because there may be fansites missing from the list or w/e C4K3 User C4K3 Signature.jpg Talk 21:36, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

I left it as a stub when I redid it because there may be other fansites that I don't know about, and it invites others to add them if they do. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 02:03, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

GW2 Fansites[edit]

GW2Guru's up, do we list the GW2 Fansites here or on GW2W? --Alex User AlexEternal Mr Bear.jpgEternal 14:17, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes on GW2W. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 04:54, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Photics[edit]

They've made a new site for GW - http://guildwars.us/ and the old link doesn't work. So Photics GW fansite still exists but it's not the old one that got the honored status. RazoR39999 11:54, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Also Coldfront doesn't have a GW section anymore. But they still have a forum section for GW. RazoR39999 12:05, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

PvX@Wikia[edit]

Do we wish to continue listing this? Are the builds there still usable? I thought when it was forked over to Curse it was left pretty much to the trolls and assorted monkeys.... -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 18:33, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

There are still some viable builds listed, but anything up to a specific point is unreliable, and many of the builds are troll related. I'm +1 for dropping the listing. User Ryuu Classic R.jpg Ryuu - Matters. ≡ 21:26, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
Unfortunately, guildwars.com still lists Wikia as an official site; until they change that, as documentarians rather than arbiters, we can't unilaterally decide to remove it. As a compromise, I've added a note that it is no longer reliably maintained.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:14, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Social networks[edit]

What about an idea to add here (or in the separate article) some existing social networks related to GW, like in Twitter or Facebook? Of course, with the official Guild Wars and ArenaNet pages there, which are important sources of the offician info (currently they are mentioned only in ArenaNet article as external links with no description, authors etc). I know some Twitter microblogs which are in fact community-driven and give very interesting things/news/links, I think that many people know them too. --Slavic 19:20, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

I think it's a great idea to list them. The question is how and where. On the one hand, they aren't technically fansites. On the other hand, I see no reason to maintain separate articles. So, what if we renamed this article to List of fan resources and included these sections:
  • List of fansites (same as current article)
  • List of official resources (all ANet sanction sites, guildwars.com, official twitter & facebook links, NCSoft store, ...)
  • List of social networks (similar to current article, listing community microblogs, etc).
 — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:21, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Gwauctions?[edit]

Why was gwauctions.org removed? The site is still up, albeit not as busy as b4 gw2. Price records are all still there for registered users. Some users still actively post auctions. It has been up since 2008 so why is it not in the list anymore? It's mentioned at Auction but shouldn't it be here too? 71.169.168.48 22:29, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

It is most likely due to a visible lack of activity and lack of the owner's involvement from 2013 until recently. At the time of removal it was not in use, nor did it show any activity. Since activity had not picked back up until June 17th of this year, I do not recommend adding it back right away. We should continue to monitor its activity levels and revisit this decision at a later date. - Infinite - talk 12:06, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
To further justify its removal in the past, the forum for this site has not seen any activity since 2012. - Infinite - talk 12:09, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I suppose 2311 verified trades (both parties in the trade marked the item as traded) between jan 30, 2013 and today is inactive. Barely anyone even used those forums even when the site was at it's peak, it's an auction site there is and always has been better forums. Maarten does not make news posts on the front page, he just maintains the site. His 'activity' on the site isn't exactly a good reference since most of his recent activity has been server maintnence which he doesn't even need to login to the website to do. price records since 2013
BTW when was pvx wiki last active? 71.169.168.48 12:49, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
Not a long time ago, actually, some people are still using it occasionally to store Hard mode Hero setups and other information like that. Dmitri Fatkin (talk) 14:17, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
So occasional use and no owner involvement (curse) is ok for pvxwiki but not others? The site owner of gwauctions was regularly stopping by even from 2013-now just to do things like delete old backups and there has been a core of users who regularly stop by. I personally don't have any auctions there right this second but have made dozens of trades there within the past year or two. If occasional use is ok for pvxwiki the same should be true for others. The site is still up and is useful/usable.71.169.168.48 17:14, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
There is no reason to point fingers. Like I said, at the time I checked last year, the site was visibly inactive. No auctions were listed, no recent forum posts, and no recent visible admin involvement. Removal at the time was logical. Adding it back will be logical if activity remains renewed. I am not a member there, so I cannot access everything. Simply ask the admin to make price records public to avoid a lack of information for the future. - Infinite - talk 21:52, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm not pointing fingers, I'm just trying to point out that other rather inactive sites are in the list, like a wiki with two active contributors (no offense intended it was once great). Just because there was no auctions on the site at that moment doesn't mean it is not useful. As long as it is still accessable there is over 82,000 individual entries in the price records dating back to 2008 if you care to join. Yes, they are accessible by members only but it is probably that way to limit the amount of bandwidth used, if access isn't limited data useage would go up. I'll ask the owner/admin about making the records public, but bandwidth is not unlimited on most web hosting so imo he has a good reason for them to be restricted access. 71.169.168.48 02:16, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

It's active. Just cause someone is too lazy to create an account to see if it's active, doesn't give it reason for removal. Also for one not liking nostalgia, should read the comments more. Quote: "This list is for any and all Guild Wars related fansites. If they are not listed on the official GW.com page, their status is simply left blank. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn/talk 12:25, 3 January 2009 (UTC)" --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 174.223.5.118 (talk).

If the site is active, there should be no problems submitting a screenshot or timestamps of the member-exclusive part of the site to verify. Anyone on the wiki is not responsible for going out of their way to sign up for hidden features of a fansite, nor can they be expected to. If a fansite is superficially in a state of dormancy or inactivity, the entry is removed. This is because our policy on fansites reached that concensus. If GWAuctions is active, perhaps it is wise to update the public parts of the site to reflect such, to avoid future issues with perceived inactivity. Similarly a simple screenshot would suffice for verifying activity. Names can be censored if there are privacy concerns. Infinite - talk 09:18, 3 May 2018 (UTC)