Very interesting... I didn't know that was their official response now. I don't think that conveys the full relationship they have with SMW, but it's still good to know.


On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 7:49 PM, Robert Murphy <> wrote:
Did you all know that this is what wikia sends to people who ask for SMW?!
I'm glad I've gone with Referata.

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From: Wikia Support <>
Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM
Subject: RE: Wikia Contact Mail - Semantic Mediawiki, Semantic Forms,
Semantic Drill Down {12501}

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Hello ***,

Thanks for contacting Wikia. Semantic MediaWiki is a very powerful
extension. It can let you do some great things on a wiki, but that power
comes at a cost. Queries can make wikis slow, which can be frustrating for
visitors. Often, there are less costly extensions or built-in methods to
achieve the same effects. So please consider your request for Semantic
MediaWiki further. A comprehensive guide can be found at

Even if you do know you need Semantic MediaWiki for a specific task, we
still strongly urge you to take a minute to read the guide.

If you want to go ahead with this feature, please let us know. Or, let us
know what you want to achieve, and we will look to see if there is a better
way than Semantic MediaWiki.


Timothy Quievryn
Wikia Community Support Team
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