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Oblivion Wiki and duplicate efforts

Since there is a Wiki just for Oblivion (http://oblivion.gamewikis.org/) it seems like there's a lot of duplication of effort amongst the two wikis. It seems logical to investigate a combination or partnership between the two sites... Such as an outright consolidation, or perhaps just a system of linking and shared searches. Or maybe the two communities don't get along? :) -- Krep 13:17, 27 October 2006 (EDT)

Well, I've often thought that such would be a good idea, but I really doubt that a combination of the two wikis would ever take place. Both are already so big that any combination of the two would take a lot of time, and I doubt that either group has the time to undertake such a task. Secondly, I think there would be a problem on which site would handle the wiki. Both sites are made up of more than just a Oblivion section. Oblivion Wiki is actually part of Gamewiki which has the stated goal of "We want to be the central repository for video game knowledge", so I doubt they'd be willing to hand over their wiki to us. By the same measure, the UESP has been part of the Elder Scrolls community for several years now, so it'd be a bit odd for it just pack it's bags and fade away. A system of linking and searches sound a bit to complicated, but that type of stuff isn't my specialty. As for not getting along, I don't think that's true... --Ratwar 16:29, 27 October 2006 (EDT)
There aren't any conflicts between the communities; on the contrary, there have been several conversations between admins at the two sites. However, the two sites are unlikely to be consolidated, in part for the reasons mentioned by Ratwar. There are some cross links between the sites, and if you see places where more cross links would be useful feel free to add them. The duplication of effort is unfortunate, but I don't think that realistically much can be done to change that. --Nephele 17:04, 27 October 2006 (EDT)