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Right now I'm downloading various small wikis and the largest MediaWiki non-WMF non-Wikia wikis from the largest down to (they proceed quite slowly, actually, but I hope speed will increase after the first steps). Nemo bis 16:14, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Now I'm trying to download all the free content "MediaWiki" wikis from that list, although some of them give problems, (requires login) (?) don't provide working api.php and/or index.php, additionally blocked my IP after 20 pages. Nemo bis 21:08, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
In the case of artandpopularculture you can use --index= (due to index.php suffix is excluded in urls [1]). IMSLP blocked me in the past too. Emijrp 05:55, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, I'll try again. gives a permission error on Special:Export (login doesn't fix it) and API doesn't work neither, http://vseokino. ru the same but no special page at all (http://vseokino. ru/index.php/Служебная:SpecialPages?uselang?=en ). Nemo bis 17:42, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Archive Requests

  • I've got a wiki at which is itself an archive of an idea embodied in the BBS called "The Castle of Dreams" which was in Houston, Texas on Fidonet. I haven't had time recently to keep my wiki's construction ongoing, and though I plan to keep it available indefinitely, one never knows...
  • How about TV Tropes? Supposedly, an "unofficial dump" by DoubleJ is in progress, except this entry has been in the table since 2011, so I don't think we can count on that. To be frank, it's a wiki with a quite high ratio of content deletions, so I've been hoping to see a backup of it for a while. JudgeDeadd 10:56, 7 May 2012 (EDT)
TV Tropes uses pmwiki, and WikiTeam tools work only over MediaWiki, by now. Emijrp 15:00, 7 May 2012 (EDT)


I note Illogicopedia (en) from has at 16.8 Mb (7zip, Dec 2011) but the same file (InfoZIP, one month newer) is 97Mb. (These, like, should be duplicates as the 7z re-invents what's already on Both of these Illogicopedia.en's purport to contain the article history (XML, without images) so why the huge size difference? --Carlb 00:14, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Because 7z format is much better compressing data than Zip. Emijrp 21:42, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Non-MediaWiki engines

First proof-of-concept non-MW dumper (except for OddMuse/UseMod): (DokuWiki) PiRSquared 23:37, 6 April 2015 (EDT)