Hey, everyone. This could very well be the most important Discussion post we'll ever have on Zeldapedia.
As you may know, FANDOM (who hosts us here on Zeldapedia) bought Curse Media, who owned Gamepedia. This meant that FANDOM acquired Gamepedia, along with all their individual wikis -- and that includes ZeldaWiki. There are numberous subjects that have wikis dedicated to them both on FANDOM and on Gamepedia, and talks have been had among many different communities about merging together under one wiki.
So you can probably see where this is going. The staff here has been in talks with the staff over at ZeldaWiki. Fine people, really, and we've easily been able to bury the hatchet between our communities. We've talked a lot about how our sites are doing, and one thing that was almost universally agreed upon was our ideal scenario: rather than dividing our efforts to make two sub-par sites, we pool our resources together and make one top-notch wiki devoted to the Legend of Zelda series.
So the choice on the table is relatively simple (though that doesn't make it an easy decision); joining forces with ZeldaWiki would mean a few things logistically:
1. Zeldapedia as we know it would become archived. The entire site would be locked from editing to everyone except FANDOM staff.
2. Our Discussions board would be effectively shut down, locked from adding new posts.
3. A banner (provided by FANDOM and Gamepedia) would be placed globally (on every wiki page) directing viewers to ZeldaWiki.
In practice, things would look like the Conan Exiles Wiki (conanexiles.fandom.com/wiki/Main_page).
The purpose of this post is to be an open forum to discuss whether we, as a community, want to pursue this opportunity.
Personally, I'm of the opinion that "crossing over" (as FANDOM calls it) is the best course of action for Zeldapedia. Our activity is nearly nonexistent, and moving our few editors to ZeldaWiki to pool our resources would unite the communities. The growth and well-being of Zelda wikis online could depend on us joining together.
It's also no secret that this Discussions board has seen a decline in activity over the months; responses to our recent poll show that the vast majority of you (over 80%) prefer using the Discord server, which is still growing and much more active than the main site or the Discussions board.
Note: I hope it goes without saying, but this is NOT the place to slam FANDOM, Zeldapedia, Gamepedia, ZeldaWiki, Curse, NIWA, or any other tangentially related sites or organizations.
Thank you all in advance for contributing! I'm here to answer all your questions to the best of my ability.