Welcome to the re-launch of the Battlestar Wiki, the site that aims to cover the online encyclopaedia and episode guide covering the Science Fiction series; the original Battlestar Galactica, Galactica 1980, the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, and other related Battlestar Galactica material.
After over 10 years of operation, the Battlestar Wiki grew unwieldly with spiralling technical resource demands and costs. It needed major retrofitting to bring back up to modern standards; from the underlining plumbing to the design itself. Operating on auto-pilot was not going to work anymore and at the end of 2016 we were forced to take it offline.
Earlier this year we took a bold step in order to have you, our fans, step up to the plate and directly contribute to a Patreon campaign in order to help spread some of the costs. This means we haven’t had to “sell out” and can still maintain the high quality content that fans deserve.
While this campaign has been going on the core Battlestar Wiki team got back together and have been working over the last few months on optimising and updating the database, software and operating system. Thanks, in part, to these optimisations but also your Patreon contributions we have moved to a different and cheaper host, reduced the storage, memory and CPU requirements. We’ve realigned the resources for the Wiki and taken advantage of technologies that were in the infancy when we launched and are now much more mature in order to make it even faster. We’re close to relaunch.
So, on behalf of the Battlestar Wiki Project team, we thank you for your continued support and visit, and hope to see you real soon. So say we all!
- Joe Beaudoin Jr., Shane Froebel, Matt Sims -