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Biographical Wiki Timeline

  • Feb 1, 2007:

Wikimedia Software Loaded

  • Feb 2, 2007:

First biography entered

  • Apr 4, 2007:

100th Page added

  • Apr 9, 2007:

1st page spammed

  • Apr 9, 2007:

1st IP blocked

  • Apr 9, 2007:

200th Page added

  • May 1, 2007:

300th Page added

  • May 6, 2007:

400th Page added

  • May 30, 2007:

500th Biography added

  • October 21, 2007:

750th Biography added

  • January 6, 2008:

1,000th Biography added

  • August 2, 2008:

1,500th Biography added

  • January 29, 2009:

2,000th Biography added

  • June 11, 2009:

2,500th Biography added

  • September 5, 2009:

3,000th Biography added

  • March 8, 2010:

3,500th Biography added

  • October 10, 2010:

4,000th Biography added

  • November 12, 2011:

5,000th Biography added

  • February 21, 2014:

Site backed-up and taken off-line.

  • December 20, 2016:

New biography published

  • August 2, 2017:

Biographical Wiki reborn as b11wiki.org

  • September 6, 2017:

Biographical Wiki is now mobile responsive

  • October 8, 2017

500th Surname category created


500th Surname Categorized

Sunday, October 8, 2017:

Since Biographical Wiki was restored there has been a concerted effort to create better finding aids to find and group biographies. One of the main tasks is to create Surname categories, then go through each existing biography to add the corresponding surname category. On Sunday, Lee (talk·contribs) put the number of surname categories over the 500 mark! Thanks for all your help!

At this time there are 768 biographies that have two or more categories assigned with a total of over 1450 biographies categorized. Steve (talk·edits)

Mobile Responsive

Wednesday, September 6, 2017:

Biographical Wiki is now using a mobile responsive skin, MetroLook. The skin settings have been tweaked and functionality issues have been corrected. All desktop functionality is now available on mobile and tablet devices. In addition, captcha software has been implemented, allowing greater security for account creation. The site is now ready for visitors! Steve (talk·edits)

Site Re-published

Wednesday, August 2, 2017:

After a period of Beta testing using a Pi3 platform and encountering a variety of growth experiences, Biographical Wiki has been ported to a new URL address: b11wiki.org No announcements have yet been made, pending increased levels of site security. Steve (talk·edits)

Data Clean-up Finalized

Sunday, January 1, 2017:

The last(?) pesky data anomalies were worked through at Biographical Wiki. Over 1400 image files had been listed as having duplicates. Each file was checked and any duplicate or problem files were deleted or replaced. The process to move the data from one computer to another for update has been successfully created. New processes for automated search and replace of links and other text have been implemented. Special thanks go out to DJ Gillespie for his help and guidance through the data and site restoration process. Steve (talk·edits)

Site Restoration

Tuesday, December 20, 2016:

Experimentation over three months culminated in a complete data restoration of the Biographical Wiki website. The site was re-created on a local machine. Public access is currently under consideration. MediaWiki software was updated to the latest version and infobox data was converted to the new format. All image files were located and correctly linked to their corresponding pages. A new page for Beth Spencer was published and linked to her family. Steve (talk·edits)

Site Shut Down

Friday, February 21, 2014:

Due to continued malicious spamming, Biographical Wiki site data was backed-up and taken off-line. Only one bio had been published in 2014. The last real production was in mid-December, 2013. There were a few more than 5,500 biographies in the Wiki by that time. Steve (talk·edits)

5,000th Biography

Saturday, November 12, 2011:

The 5,000th biography at Biographical Wiki was entered today. The page for Matilda Amelia Wendland was created. Thanks for all who continue building the Wiki! Steve (talk·edits)

4,000th Biography

Sunday, October 10, 2010:

The 4,000th biography at Biographical Wiki was entered today. The short bio for Miles L. Simons was entered by Joanne (talk·contribs). Thanks for all your work! Steve (talk·edits) 01:34, 10 October 2010 (MDT)

3,500th Biography

Wednesday, 8 Mar 2010:

The 3,500th biography at Biographical Wiki was entered on this day. The bio for Kevin Joseph Hass was updated by Brianhass (talk·contribs). Thanks for all your work! Steve (talk·edits)

3,000th Biography

Saturday, 5 Sep 2009:

The 3,000th biography at Biographical Wiki was entered on this day. The bio for Rolland Vere Lamkin was updated by Simple (talk·contribs). Thanks for all your work! Steve (talk·edits)

2,500th Biography

Thursday, 11 Jun 2009:

The 2,500th biography at Biographical Wiki was entered on this day. The bio for Mary Louise Wintler was updated by Shi (talk·contribs). Thanks for all your work! Steve (talk·edits)

2,000th Biography

Thursday, 29 Jan 2009:

The 2,000th biography at Biographical Wiki was entered on this day. The bio for Robert Pope Woodruff was updated by Joanne (talk·contribs). Thanks for all your work! Steve (talk·edits)

1,500th Biography

Saturday, 2 Aug 2008:

The 1,500th biography at Biographical Wiki was entered today. The short bio for Sophia V. Wiklanski was updated by Darby Lee (talk·contribs). Thanks for all your work! Steve (talk·edits)

1,000th Biography

Sunday, 6 Dec 2007:

The 1,000th biography at Biographical Wiki was entered today. The short bio for Maurice Alva Powers was updated by Darby Lee (talk·contribs). Thanks for all your work! Steve (talk·edits)

Website Protection Added

Due to anonymous spamming in Biographical Wiki, it is now necessary to create a user account and log-in before adding or editing Biographies. Visitors can still browse all of our biographies, they cannot, however, change any pages without logging-in first. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

500th Biography

Wednesday, May 30, 2007:

The 500th biography at Biographical Wiki was entered today. The short bio for Louisa Moser was entered by Joanne (talk·contribs). Thanks for all your work! Steve (talk·edits) 11:36, 30 May 2007 (MDT)

Visit from Angela Beesley

On April 1, 2007 Angela Beesley dropped by for a visit to our neighborhood, here at the Biographical Wiki. She offered some helpful advice about the Creative Commons licence we had chosen to use for our content. As a result of her visit and checking out her thoughtful article, we have changed the license on this Wiki to a share-alike Creative Commons Deed. Thanks for stopping by, Angela! Steve (talk·edits) 08:31, 10 April 2007 (MDT)

Thumbnails

The thumbnail problem has been rectified! Feel free to load images and then use the thumb command to resize them in your biographies. I will post a help page for creating thumbnails soon. Steve (talk·edits) 01:39, 1 April 2007 (MDT)