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As some of you may or may not have noticed, the interwiki table here is a little large. In of itself that's not necessarily a problem (although shorter is generally easier to navigate), but I actually checked the links, and it turns out that 108 of the entries were apparently broken in some form, either improperly added, or pointing to the wrong thing, or just having nothing at the other end - a particularly amusing one was a page consisting entirely of a header: "It works!" For any of you who've set up apache, this probably sounds familiar, since that's the page it created once the apache webserver finishes installing. Because if you can see it, you know it worked.

Anyway, I took the liberty of removing 106 of those. That leaves two that were so malformed that I couldn't remove them (and nor does the mediawiki treat them as if they are interwikis): osi reference model: and zzz wiki:. Interwikis can't have spaces in them, see. Ain't valid.

But I'd like to take this a step further and sort through the rest of them as well: another 98 unused interwikis (query for checking use), many of which we probably won't ever use and even if we do, I kind of thought that was what external links were for, and 113 interwikis that are used. Some are just fine, but others appear to be a little odd or deprecated or duplicated or what have you.

Basically, would we be open to trimming things like Wikia's wiki on Seattle (seattlewiki:) and random software things, and some of the weirder duplicates, such as awiki: (same as info:), or the two unused daemonica duplicates (demon: and daemon:) off the list? Daemonica also has two used ones, daemonica: and demonica:, but from what I understand, the entire wiki is fair inactive. Things with strange characters like the ?media one also tend to bork up scripts, so getting rid of that in favour of the illogicomedia: interwiki would probably be wise as well. ~ Pointy.png 08:05, 8 February 2012

If we remove all iw from inactive wikis, you will have to remove a lot more iw :p However, whether iw are used or not: all Uncyclomedia wikis should have at least one. They don't cost anything. That counts for Daemonica too. The other wikis you mentioned like zzz wiki are in my opinion preconfigured by default and there is indeed a lot of crap that can be deleted.
(now a litte off-topic) I still wonder if ?media can move to an Illogicopedia namespace, doesn't need a wiki... I won't delete anything there, unless The Bard will lock editing for noobs | Cartoonist | Spit it out (talk) | E-mail | UnMeta | 14:24, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
I was more referring to duplicates and things that aren't wikis at all; project languages and whatnot, aye, do belong there even if unused (although I'm pretty sure they are all used at least on the mainpage). I don't even know what Illogicomedia is, honestly. Bard just sort of started it and then... *shrug* Didn't give the ?pedian admins, let alone the founders, much access, either. ~ Pointy.png 16:51, 8 February 2012