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2018-09-25 17:36:14

Thanks a lot Spirit. I missed this site.

2018-09-25 08:34:14

Great. Now then, what about the 137 missing releases... ;)

2018-09-23 14:11:54

Since apparently blocking EU IPs was not in any way a proper solution (no protection from the law at all) until the policy is done, I decided to risk it and unblock the site.

Help is still very welcome. Consider all the aspects of this site, find a good policy as a base, rework it for Quaddicted, you will be showered in gratitude.

2018-09-09 09:08:05

Spririt, does that mean we will be able to get back our beloved in europe soon as well?

2018-08-29 19:37:53

Thank you so much! Quake Wiki is back! :))

2018-08-27 23:15:46

I got all those changes applied, moved it to the project namespace, and applied the change to the sign-up page via the system message like we used on Doom Wiki.

You may want to look into for providing a cookie notice in a manner that's friendly to MediaWiki.

2018-08-23 19:07:09

And on the Quaddicted front I just added an annoying cookie consent script as required. I will need to add that to Quake Wiki as well, later.

2018-08-23 18:40:21

Awesome, thank you so much!

* For the Terms of Use just link to the non-existent like you did, that should be ok for now.

* Group rights just link to

* There should be no third-party stuff so remove that paragraph.

* DPO should be

* We don't have a discussion page (good idea actually!), just link to

* I am in Hamburg, Germany, the server sits in Falkenstein/Vogtland, Germany

Then we will just add a permanent link to the policy in the navigation and it should be good to go I think!

2018-08-21 17:36:21

OK I have the basic framework in place under my user space; here are some issues that need addressing before it can go live:

  • Our policy references the "Terms of use" which is the primary user/site relationship establishing agreement on our site. Not strictly required, but it should be decided if this is wanted as well or if that reference should simply be removed.

  • Help:User_groups is referenced in attempting to explain who has admin access rights; if there's an alternate page for this on your wiki, it can/should be replaced with that. Could also create such an article on the Quake Wiki of course.

  • Third-party Content: If you use any analytics, tracker beacons, display any ads, or allow embedding of any external content (videos, audio, social media APIs, OAuth, etc) the domains need to be added in this section. If not (as I suspect), I can strike the entire section.

  • You will need to provide contact information for a Data Protection Officer. This should probably be whomever owns the server or has root access to the database and install folder.

  • There is a link to a main discussion page (Doom Wiki:Central Processing for us); I was not able to locate an analogue on Quake Wiki. Can remove or adjust this.

  • Will need your legal jurisdiction info (State and Country)

2018-08-20 09:12:24
Spirit wrote:

yet people get incomprehensibly angry

That's not what you were complaining about. Of course I believe you but I haven't witnessed any anger regarding the situation, only sadness that the site was unavailable and wishes that the issue would be quickly resolved. It's sad that you have to suffer shit for something that you're not responsible for, even more so since you do all this work for free.

That site is able to log your user credentials (...) Also note how they hides who runs it and where.

Strange that someone like OTP would recommend such a site. Then again, he's against Tor for whatever reason...

2018-08-20 07:45:32

No need to tell me how I should feel in your opinion.

You are ignoring that I do not have the legal background/knowledge myself, yet people get incomprehensibly angry when I did what seemed like a reasonable consequence as intermediate protection.

That site is able to log your user credentials, better do not use such a site. Also note how they hides who runs it and where. If you feel the need to access the site, just use Tor (with a non-EU exit). Tor does not man-in-the-middle you.

2018-08-20 05:11:10
Spirit wrote:

I am quite irritated that people start building copies without even reaching out to me. Feels like my call for help went unheard and people are happy* to drop the sites in a heartbeat.

You're forgetting that not everyone has the legal background/knowledge required to provide said help, especially among us nerds. What Johnny Law did was in no way a move to drop Quaddicted, rather a service to the community while you get this situation sorted out. "Rip Quaddicted apart"? Come on! He didn't steal anything from you, he just made a mirror to content that you may have gathered but didn't create yourself. The words you're looking for are: "thank you, Johnny!"

BTW, OneTruePurple on Discord provided a link to a free proxy that works perfectly and allows us Europeans to use Quaddicted again. Here it is:
You might wanna share it with your followers on Twitter.

2018-08-19 12:48:17

Quasar, yes that would be fantastic! I made your account admin, shout (or mail) if anything else is needed. Thank you so much!

dumptruck_ds, see above (my previous posts) regarding Quake Wiki. Yes, that should be all that is needed.
That link is the first I see that actually helps, sweet! I think we could use that site's privacy policy ( a base as well, it is straightforward and low on legalese. I will absolutely not embed any third-party code for the cookie notification though, maybe there is a self-hostable, FLOSS alternative?

2018-08-18 23:57:56

Thanks for the Twitter update Spirit. That's helpful and I did check yours and Quaddicted before posting. So the GDPR doesn't have any guidance for small independent websites anywhere online? Or any kind of mechanism to help?

I'd do this if I could code or knew anything about this stuff. I don't.

This article seems relevant to Quaddicted. There's a section below for proprietary platforms, including a Javascript notifier you can use. … to-comply/

re: Quakewiki I'm not sure what your Tweet is meaning about some "some soul" like Doom Wiki? You mean involvement from the community to rework the site?

2018-08-18 13:19:33

If what you need regarding the policy page at this point is just to get it imported and then customizing the markup and content, I'd be happy to help with that. We also tweaked a MediaWiki message on our login page to point at it, and indicate that creating an account is indicating acceptance of the terms. Someone with admin access would have to make that change.

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