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Overview

Welcome to basingstoke.wiki.

This site has been created to capture all aspects of the town of Basingstoke, in the UK. It details its history to current events, its buildings, geography and related media etc.

This site is not commercial in any way and is run, for free, by volunteers. It shows no advertisements and never will. It does not require a subscription and never will. It is open to all and for those who may need help operating or editing the wiki, there is comprehensive help provided. The site does cost money to run and contributions are always welcome, but this is strictly voluntary and you will never be directly asked for a contribution.

For any questions you may have, please the FAQ page.


Timeline

As of 2021-08-16, the basingstoke.wiki site is not fully operational. The site itself is fully functional, but the content is not at a sufficient level to warrant it being of much use yet. The bullet points below show an estimated timeline for when the site will be in a suitable state to be operational.

  • 2020-06-18 - The basingstoke.wiki domain is registered for the first time.
  • 2020 August - First pages added, but not in the wiki.
    • Technical issue meant the wiki software would not work correctly on the server.
    • In order for some content to be added, a few pages were created as standard HTML pages.
    • These pages could then be moved into the wiki when the technical issues were resolved.
  • 2021-08-03 - The basingstoke.wiki domain moved on to its own hosting package.
    • This resolved the remaining technical issues and the wiki could now begin to be created.
  • 2021 Late - The site structure to be constructed, with the first 1,000 pages.
  • 2022 Early - The site to be opened up to the first tranche of users.
    • These are Type 1 users, who will add 1,000 or more pages a year.
  • 2022 Mid - The site to be opened up to the second tranche of users.
    • These are Type 2 users, who will add or edits 50 or more pages a year.
  • 2022 Mid to late - The site to be opened up to all users.
    • The site will be fully operational at this point.


Site categories

This site contains various categories and sub-categories of pages that all inter-link. Some of the main categories are listed in the table below. For a full list of categories, see the categories page.

Main Categories Table
Main Category Contains
Businesses Pubs, restaurants, shops
Digital media Audio, video
Events Annual events, one-off events
Geography Maps, parishes, areas, roads
History Artifacts, benchmarks
People -
Printed media Books, pamphlets, postcards
Sports Venues, events