(SPORKED FROM UNCYCLOPEDIA MIRROR UNDER CC-BY-NC-SA)
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Miraheze is awesome. It is quite simply the best wiki farm available, a breath of fresh air in a sea of stale wikihosts and morally corrupt corporate-run shared hosting deals. Miraheze would never think about alienating you or your morals. Why should it? After all, it is hosted by robots that will crush your beliefs and intentions with its delightful selection of stock responses (See Forking of content), and since when did robots have any respect for human morals? But it is still cool.
Miraheze: not in any way morally questionable
Innovative Web 2.0 formatting
Miraheze is, put plainly, the best thing since to happen to social networking, and indeed the Internet, since Lily Allen. The unfixed bugs are in no way irritating and give the otherwise bland Vector skin some much-needed character. The sitenotices, a characteristic of the Vector skin, are a necessity as they form the very basis of western society, and an integral element in Miraheze's plans for financial progress.
Induction process (or lack thereof)
Whereas there is supposedly a moderation period for new wikis, Miraheze will accept absolutely any and every idea anyone can ever come up with because, as everybody knows, quantity is far more important than quality, especially where raking in the readies is concerned. That's important, because 2% of that money is required to keep the wikis running and functioning the way
you we like. Anybody that claims Miraheze is just a non-profit, ad-free version of Wikia is wholly mistaken and quite possibly deluded.
Miraheze does not like the term 'wikifarm' as it implies their users are kept in small, cramped cubicles with tubes attached to their udders. All Miraheze's content is free range, ethically sound and not in the least bit morally questionable. Any bitter ex-users with an anti-Miraheze agenda are deranged, misguided fools that should not be trusted, for they misunderstand the ultimate goals of the project.
Cruft and inaccuracy are encouraged, and anyone not conforming will be pelted with ice cream until they give in. Usually, however, the victim will return to Referata where they are willing to put up with interminable server crashes as it is a much more favourable alternative to being scrutinised and babysat by a whole squadron of drones. But Miraheze is still cool.
Inactivity is the enemy as it is detrimental to wiki progress, and to this end all wikis are limited to sixty days of inactivity. If your favorite wiki is locked and there is no active user to help you, then tough turkeys - work it out yourself, you ungrateful barstool.
At all other times, Miraheze staff shall run the iron rule over you and reserve the right to overturn any decision the collective community think is right. This occurs on an almost hourly basis, where Miraheze robots ensure that all content is within the terms and conditions at all times. Remember, robots do not sleep and will watch you 24 hours a day.
Forking of content
Should you request a wiki on the Miraheze servers and at some point down the line have second thoughts, the content you contributed on their server space remains theirs and can not, under any circumstances, be forked without the express written permission of the Miraheze CEO. Conversion to other, similar licenses is against the question and is strongly enforced for their own financial safety.
Enforcement of the above is overseen by Miraheze's dedicated staff.
Miraheze staff have a chip implanted in their head which limits them to the following stock phrases:
- "I apologise if you misunderstood, but I am in charge here"
- "That may well be your opinion, but ours is the one that matters"
- "I have answered this before. Please fruitlessly search the forums for hours before you realise I made the comment on an extremely small and insignificant wiki somewhere on the outskirts of the server only accessed by computers in the hamlet of Townsville, Kerguelen"
Miraheze are very proud of their AllTheTropes project, which is in no way affiliated with, or stolen from the completely different and much more successful TVTropes. Though they are incredulously similar, any complaints regarding the legality of this or any of their other wikis should be directed to Miraheze's legal department where their high-powered lawyers will work hard to keep the content
for themselves and nobody else free.
404 Wiki not Found, Miraheze's most popular wiki, accounts for over 67% of its total monthly earnings due to its 1,000,000+ hits per month. The remaining 33% is shared between failed forks of Uncyclopedia and ten thousand reception wikis rich in Google keywords.
"All communities are treated with equal contempt, except AllTheTropes. If AllTheTropes were to leave, we'd be screwed, so don't even think about it, mush. We can crush you with our high powered lawyers and CC-BY-SA license, under which we can do anything we please."
Relationship with Wikipedia
Miraheze go to great pains to stress they are in no way affiliated with the socialist scum that is Wikipedia, and spit in the very face of its founder and his principles. But hey, Miraheze is still cool! It has mint Web 2.0 features and stuff, which, after all, is integral to creating a successful and engaging website.
Despite the fact Miraheze clung to the archaic CC-BY-SA-3.0 license so long, they were forced to migrate its content to the more flexible Creative Commons 4.0 license. This was not because it had a higher version number, rather because it was deemed to be commercially sensible by a team of specially-appointed, legally minded university graduates. Damn Credit Crunch.