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==Charter==
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'''UOGuide''' was founded to fulfill the need for a website containing readily available and up-to-date information about [[Ultima Online]]. Through community contributions, it is hoped that this site will grow into a well kept repository of game play knowledge.
UOGuide was founded to fulfill the need for a website containing readily available and up to date information about Ultima Online. Through community contributions, it is hoped that this site will grow into a well kept repository of game play knowledge.
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==Goals==
 
==Goals==
* To have most general UO information on the site by the launch of the next UO expansion, [[Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss|Stygian Abyss]].
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* To acquire and maintain statistical information on gameplay and items.
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* To archive historical material on Ultima Online.
 
* To keep pace with current changes and events.
 
* To keep pace with current changes and events.
* To archive old material about UO.
 
 
* Longterm: To become the largest information site devoted to [[Ultima Online]].
 
* Longterm: To become the largest information site devoted to [[Ultima Online]].
  
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It received many notes of support during its initial days, but a few weeks after launch there was a server failure which wiped out the database and seemed to spell disaster for the site. Fortunately, approximately 2 weeks later the site was back online.
 
It received many notes of support during its initial days, but a few weeks after launch there was a server failure which wiped out the database and seemed to spell disaster for the site. Fortunately, approximately 2 weeks later the site was back online.
  
At this time the UO [[wiki]] site [[UOStuff]] announced its intentions to expand into the same area as UOGuide. Rather than compete with an already established wiki, it was decided to halt all efforts on building UOGuide. By early September, 2006, it was clear UOStuff was not living up to its expansion claims, and thus it was decided to relaunch UOGuide near the end of September.
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At this time the UO wiki site '''UOStuff''' announced its intentions to expand into the same area as UOGuide. Rather than compete with an already established wiki, it was decided to halt all efforts on building UOGuide. By early September, 2006, it was clear UOStuff was not living up to its expansion claims, and thus it was decided to relaunch UOGuide near the end of September.(''Main article: [[UOGuide vs UOStuff|UOGuide v. UOStuff]]'')
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''See: [[UOGuide vs UOStuff|UOGuide v. UOStuff]]''
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In the fall and early winter of 2006 the site grew rapidly. Major sections on [[Veteran Rewards]], [[Cooperative Collections]], [[Halloween 2006]], [[Holiday 2006]], and [[Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn|Kingdom Reborn]] had been added. By the end of the year, UOGuide was closing in on 400 content pages.
 
In the fall and early winter of 2006 the site grew rapidly. Major sections on [[Veteran Rewards]], [[Cooperative Collections]], [[Halloween 2006]], [[Holiday 2006]], and [[Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn|Kingdom Reborn]] had been added. By the end of the year, UOGuide was closing in on 400 content pages.
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In early 2007, several future Sysops began concerted contributions to the site, and UOGuide began a long surge in content over the following year. Major sections added and worked on in 2007 included [[Animals]], [[Monsters]], [[Five on Friday]], [[Client Patches]], [[Publishes]], and [[Artifacts]], with many other minor sections also being uploaded.
 
In early 2007, several future Sysops began concerted contributions to the site, and UOGuide began a long surge in content over the following year. Major sections added and worked on in 2007 included [[Animals]], [[Monsters]], [[Five on Friday]], [[Client Patches]], [[Publishes]], and [[Artifacts]], with many other minor sections also being uploaded.
  
UOGuide currently sits at slightly over 3,500 content pages, and looks to eclipse 4,000 soon.
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UOGuide currently sits at {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} content pages.
  
 
==Timeline==
 
==Timeline==
 
Notable events in the history of UOGuide.
 
Notable events in the history of UOGuide.
* '''May 2006''' - The concept of UOGuide is thought up and worked out
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* '''June 8, 2006''' - UOGuide domain is registered and initial work begins
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| '''May 2006'''||The concept of UOGuide is thought up and worked out.
* '''July 1, 2006''' - The database becomes corrupted due to server host incompetence. The backups are not salvageable
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* '''July 16-18, 2006''' - The site is on a new host but site development is put on hold
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| '''June 8, 2006'''||UOGuide domain is registered and initial work begins.
* '''September 27, 2006''' - UOGuide receives new templates, information pages, and other maintenance for the impending re-launch
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* '''October 1, 2006''' - The site is officially relaunched
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| '''July 1, 2006'''||The database becomes corrupted due to server host incompetence. The backups are not salvageable.
* '''October 31, 2006''' - The site now has 50 pages of information
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* '''November 14, 2006''' - The site now has 200 pages of information
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| '''July 16-18, 2006'''||The site is on a new host but site development is put on hold.
* '''December 3, 2006''' - Site updated to MediaWiki version 1.82
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* '''January 6, 2007''' - The site now has over 500 pages of information
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| '''September 27, 2006'''||UOGuide receives new templates, information pages, and other maintenance for the impending re-launch.
* '''January 22, 2007''' - A collaboration is setup with [[Inuwiki]] and site updated to MediaWiki 1.90
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* '''February 21, 2007''' - The site now has over 600 pages of information and [[Skill]] training guides
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| '''October 1, 2006'''||The site is officially relaunched.
* '''May 28, 2007''' - The site now has over 1,000 pages of information. The 1000th page was for the [[Dryad]] and created by [[User:Sarphus|Sarphus]].
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|-
* '''August 29, 2007''' - Page 1337 created: [[Client Patch 4.0.0c]] created by [[User:Cogniac|Cogniac]].
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| '''October 31, 2006'''||UOGuide hits 50 pages of information.
* '''November 25, 2007''' - Page 1500 created: [[Client_Patch_1.26.4b]] created by [[User:Cogniac|Cogniac]].
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|-
* '''December 31, 2007''' - 10,000 edits achieved.
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| '''November 14, 2006'''||UOGuide hits 200 pages of information.
* '''January 1, 2008''' - The site now has over 2,000 pages of information, [[BNN: Men Versus Monsters in Jhelom Dueling Pit]]
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* '''January 6, 2008''' - The site now has over 2,500 pages of information, [[Dull Copper]]
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| '''December 3, 2006'''||Site updated to MediaWiki version 1.82.
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|-
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| '''January 6, 2007'''||UOGuide hits 500 pages of information.
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|-
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| '''January 22, 2007'''||A collaboration is setup with [[Inuwiki]] and site updated to MediaWiki 1.90.
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|-
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| '''February 21, 2007'''||UOGuide hits 600 pages of information and [[Skill]] training guides are added.
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|-
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| '''May 28, 2007'''||Page 1000 created: [[Dryad]], created by [[User:Sarphus|Sarphus]].
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|-
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| '''August 29, 2007'''||Page 1337 created: [[Client Patch 4.0.0c]] created by [[User:Cogniac|Cogniac]].
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|-
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| '''November 25, 2007'''||Page 1500 created: [[Client_Patch_1.26.4b]] created by [[User:Cogniac|Cogniac]].
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|-
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| '''December 31, 2007'''||10,000 edits achieved.
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|-
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| '''January 1, 2008'''||Page 2000 created: [[BNN: Men Versus Monsters in Jhelom Dueling Pit]], created by [[User:Cogniac|Cogniac]].
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|-
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| '''January 6, 2008'''||Page 2500 created: [[Dull Copper]], created by [[User:JC the Builder|JC the Builder]].
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|-
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| '''January 30, 2008'''||New Main Page design is put up.
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| '''February 12, 2008'''||1,000,000 page views achieved.
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| '''February 25, 2008'''||[[Main Page]] achieves 100,000 views.
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| '''July 1, 2008'''||2,500,000 page views achieved.
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|-
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| '''November 10, 2008'''||Site updated to MediaWiki 1.13.2
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| '''December 4, 2008'''||5,000,000 page views achieved.
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| '''June 21, 2009'''||The 5000 page barrier is broken.
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| '''August 8, 2009'''||10,000,000 page views achieved.
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|-
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| '''January 23, 2010'''||Site updated to MediaWiki 1.15.1
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| '''September 29, 2010'''||20,000,000 page views achieved.
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|-
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| '''October 22, 2010'''||6,000th page [[Ruined Tapestry‎]] created by [[User:TullyMars|TullyMars]]
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|-
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| '''May 5 , 2012'''||40,000,000 page views achieved.
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|-
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| '''January 1 , 2016'''|| Major updates to UOGuide software and styling.
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==Staff==
 
==Staff==
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Administrators handle all aspects of the website.
 
Administrators handle all aspects of the website.
  
Current Administrators:
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====Current Administrators====
 
* [[User:JC the Builder|JC the Builder]]
 
* [[User:JC the Builder|JC the Builder]]
* [[User:Cogniac|Cogniac]]
 
  
 
===Sysops===
 
===Sysops===
 
Users that make consistent, significant, helpful contributions to UOGuide may be selected to become System Operators, or Sysops. Sysops have full content and editorial access on the website.
 
Users that make consistent, significant, helpful contributions to UOGuide may be selected to become System Operators, or Sysops. Sysops have full content and editorial access on the website.
  
Current Sysops:
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====Current Sysops====
* [[User:BBR|BBR]]
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* [[User:Andrasta|Andrasta]] - news updater
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====Retired Sysops====
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* [[User:Cogniac|Cogniac]]
 
* [[User:Ceruleus|Ceruleus]]
 
* [[User:Ceruleus|Ceruleus]]
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* [[User:Alianin|Alianin]]
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* [[User:Nimuaq|Nimuaq]]
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* [[User:Tancred RedStar|Tancred RedStar]]
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* [[User:BBR|BBR]]
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* [[User:Bomb Bloke|Bomb Bloke]]
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* [[User:GregStaats|GregStaats]]
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* [[User:Meridus‎|Meridus‎]]
 
* [[User:Salmar|Salmar]]
 
* [[User:Salmar|Salmar]]
 
* [[User:Sarphus|Sarphus]]
 
* [[User:Sarphus|Sarphus]]
 
* [[User:Tymaron|Tymaron]]
 
* [[User:Tymaron|Tymaron]]
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* [[User:Winfield|Winfield]]
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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* [[UOGuide:Priorities|Priorities for site contributors]]
 
* [[UOGuide:Priorities|Priorities for site contributors]]
  
[[Category:UOGuide]]
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{{Categorize|UOGuide}}

Latest revision as of 17:31, 6 October 2016

UOGuide was founded to fulfill the need for a website containing readily available and up-to-date information about Ultima Online. Through community contributions, it is hoped that this site will grow into a well kept repository of game play knowledge.

Goals

  • To acquire and maintain statistical information on gameplay and items.
  • To archive historical material on Ultima Online.
  • To keep pace with current changes and events.
  • Longterm: To become the largest information site devoted to Ultima Online.

History

UOGuide was conceptualized and built by JCtheBuilder in mid-June 2006.

It received many notes of support during its initial days, but a few weeks after launch there was a server failure which wiped out the database and seemed to spell disaster for the site. Fortunately, approximately 2 weeks later the site was back online.

At this time the UO wiki site UOStuff announced its intentions to expand into the same area as UOGuide. Rather than compete with an already established wiki, it was decided to halt all efforts on building UOGuide. By early September, 2006, it was clear UOStuff was not living up to its expansion claims, and thus it was decided to relaunch UOGuide near the end of September.(Main article: UOGuide v. UOStuff)

In the fall and early winter of 2006 the site grew rapidly. Major sections on Veteran Rewards, Cooperative Collections, Halloween 2006, Holiday 2006, and Kingdom Reborn had been added. By the end of the year, UOGuide was closing in on 400 content pages.

In early 2007, several future Sysops began concerted contributions to the site, and UOGuide began a long surge in content over the following year. Major sections added and worked on in 2007 included Animals, Monsters, Five on Friday, Client Patches, Publishes, and Artifacts, with many other minor sections also being uploaded.

UOGuide currently sits at 7,818 content pages.

Timeline

Notable events in the history of UOGuide.

May 2006 The concept of UOGuide is thought up and worked out.
June 8, 2006 UOGuide domain is registered and initial work begins.
July 1, 2006 The database becomes corrupted due to server host incompetence. The backups are not salvageable.
July 16-18, 2006 The site is on a new host but site development is put on hold.
September 27, 2006 UOGuide receives new templates, information pages, and other maintenance for the impending re-launch.
October 1, 2006 The site is officially relaunched.
October 31, 2006 UOGuide hits 50 pages of information.
November 14, 2006 UOGuide hits 200 pages of information.
December 3, 2006 Site updated to MediaWiki version 1.82.
January 6, 2007 UOGuide hits 500 pages of information.
January 22, 2007 A collaboration is setup with Inuwiki and site updated to MediaWiki 1.90.
February 21, 2007 UOGuide hits 600 pages of information and Skill training guides are added.
May 28, 2007 Page 1000 created: Dryad, created by Sarphus.
August 29, 2007 Page 1337 created: Client Patch 4.0.0c created by Cogniac.
November 25, 2007 Page 1500 created: Client_Patch_1.26.4b created by Cogniac.
December 31, 2007 10,000 edits achieved.
January 1, 2008 Page 2000 created: BNN: Men Versus Monsters in Jhelom Dueling Pit, created by Cogniac.
January 6, 2008 Page 2500 created: Dull Copper, created by JC the Builder.
January 30, 2008 New Main Page design is put up.
February 12, 2008 1,000,000 page views achieved.
February 25, 2008 Main Page achieves 100,000 views.
July 1, 2008 2,500,000 page views achieved.
November 10, 2008 Site updated to MediaWiki 1.13.2
December 4, 2008 5,000,000 page views achieved.
June 21, 2009 The 5000 page barrier is broken.
August 8, 2009 10,000,000 page views achieved.
January 23, 2010 Site updated to MediaWiki 1.15.1
September 29, 2010 20,000,000 page views achieved.
October 22, 2010 6,000th page Ruined Tapestry‎ created by TullyMars
May 5 , 2012 40,000,000 page views achieved.
January 1 , 2016 Major updates to UOGuide software and styling.

Staff

Administrators

Administrators handle all aspects of the website.

Current Administrators

Sysops

Users that make consistent, significant, helpful contributions to UOGuide may be selected to become System Operators, or Sysops. Sysops have full content and editorial access on the website.

Current Sysops

Retired Sysops

See Also