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History

The first ever edit to the site was on August 02, 2003, at 12:19 PM when the Wiki was founded as PmWiki running on software developed by Patrick R. Michaud.

The site was rebranded as World Wiki by Contributor Zppix and Arthur Kerensa in December 2017. Since then the site has run on MediaWiki, the same software used by Wikipedia.

Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct

Our Pledge
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting


Our Responsibilities
Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.
Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Scope
This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.

Enforcement
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team via their official contact. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project’s leadership.

Cyberbullying

The site has a zero-tolerance policy on cyberbullying. Anyone found to be in violation of this policy may be banned or otherwise restricted from the site without prior warning. Your can find out more about cyberbullying here.


Finance

Date Label Amount in Amount out Balance Comments
22-12-2017 Balance Forward $39.00 - $39.00 Starting capital
22-12-2017 GoDaddy - $11.09 Domain registration
30-12-2017 AWS - $413.10 Dire straits DDoS costs
01-01-2018 AWS - $47.25 Dire straits Hosting costs
01-02-2018 AWS - $20.42 Dire straits Hosting costs
01-03-2018 AWS - $6.85 Dire straits Service charge
01-04-2018 DigitalOcean - $5.71 Dire straits Hosting costs
01-04-2018 AWS - $34.57 Dire straits Hosting costs
16-04-2018 AWS $413.44 - Better shape Refund of DDoS costs
01-05-2018 DigitalOcean - $16.42 Dire straits Hosting costs
01-05-2018 AWS - $19.50 Okay Hosting costs
02-05-2018 Google Cloud - $23.51 Okay Hosting costs
01-06-2018 DigitalOcean - $6.23 Dire straits Hosting costs
01-06-2018 AWS - $6.41 Okay Service charge
02-06-2018 Google Cloud - $23.51 Okay Hosting costs
02-07-2018 Google Cloud - $30.33 Okay Hosting costs
02-08-2018 Google Cloud - $32.30 Okay Hosting costs

The site in its current form is based on the World Wiki model founded on 22-12-2017, the site finance before that point was rather patchy. Note that the patchy nature of the site prior to this point meant that at times it was offline, and the domain name itself was even let go of at several points.

Notes: AWS services are reduced in price due to the free tier. Cloudflare services are provided on their free level. DigitalOcean provided a $10.00 promotional credit on signup, this is taken off the 01-04-2018 cost. Google Cloud services provided a $300 initial promotion. For a short time a server was hosted by Zppix this cost is not recorded and the server was later used to host wikiopen.tk. The initial balance of $39.00 was supplied by World Wiki Ltd.

So far most the costs have been paid by Arthur Kerensa and Jeremy Lee-Jenkins. If you want to donate to the running costs, we apologise that this is not possible. Perhaps you could donate to Miraheze instead?

The rather large AWS cost in December 2017 was due to a very large spike in traffic from the USA. The technical team decided that it was more likely to be a DDoS attack than hundreds of thousands of legitimate visitors. This was duly presented to Amazon Web Services, who agreed to refund the cost.


World Wiki Ltd

World Wiki Ltd is a private company which supplies content and marketing services. wiki.org.uk is not affiliated with World Wiki Ltd but has permission to use the name "World Wiki" and other trademarks.

To speak to someone from World Wiki Ltd, contact Arthur Kerensa.


Sitewide disclaimer

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No formal peer review

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Trademarks

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Personality rights

Wiki.org.uk may contain material which may portray an identifiable person who is alive or deceased recently. The use of images of living or recently deceased individuals is, in some jurisdictions, restricted by laws pertaining to personality rights, independent from their copyright status. Before using these types of content, please ensure that you have the right to use it under the laws which apply in the circumstances of your intended use. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you do not infringe someone else's personality rights.

Jurisdiction and legality of content

Publication of information found in wiki.org.uk may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The wiki.org.uk database is stored on servers in the United States of America, and is maintained in reference to the protections afforded under local and federal law. Laws in your country or jurisdiction may not protect or allow the same kinds of speech or distribution. Wiki.org.uk does not encourage the violation of any laws, and cannot be responsible for any violations of such laws, should you link to this domain or use, reproduce or republish the information contained herein.

Not professional advice

If you need specific advice (for example, medical, legal, financial or risk management), please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that area.

Not legal advice

Wiki.org.uk may contain articles on legal topics; however, no warranty whatsoever is made that any of the articles are accurate. There is absolutely no assurance that any statement contained in an article touching on legal matters is true, correct or precise. Law varies from place to place and it evolves over time—sometimes quite quickly. Even if a statement made about the law is accurate, it may only be accurate in the jurisdiction of the person posting the information; as well, the law may have changed, been modified or overturned by subsequent development since the entry was made on wiki.org.uk.

The legal information provided on wiki.org.uk is, at best, of a general nature and cannot substitute for the advice of a licensed professional, i.e., by a competent authority with specialised knowledge who can apply it to the particular circumstances of your case. Please contact a local bar association, law society or similar association of jurists in your legal jurisdiction to obtain a referral to a competent legal professional if you do not have other means of contacting an attorney-at-law, lawyer, civil law notary, barrister or solicitor.

Neither the individual contributors, system operators, developers, nor sponsors of wiki.org.uk nor anyone else connected to wiki.org.uk can take any responsibility for the results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt any of the information or disinformation presented on this web site.

Nothing on wiki.org.uk or of any project of wiki.org.uk, should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a legal opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of law.




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