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    Chat: What's killing it?

    October 30, 2011 by Flamefang

    Wikia began testing its new chat function in early march both here and on muppets wiki. A few months later it was released on Camp Half-blood Roleplaying Wiki; the wiki I am considered by many to be "from". About a month after this, it was released wiki-wide. During the entirety of this period, and then for a few months post-release, chat functioned almost perfectly. It not only formed a stable core around which our community was built but it also allowed us to much more easily welcome new users and make them feel at home. In effect, chat served as the heart of our community and to refuse to enter chat was more or less to refuse active participation in the society we had built for ourselves. As the wiki grew and we became increasingly extr…

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