Weird Gloop Limited
|Founded||25 October 2017|
|Founder||LEE, Jonathan and LLOYD, Gareth|
|Type||Private company limited by guarantee without share capital|
|Focus||Free, wiki-based documentation for Jagex projects|
|Products||RuneScape Classic Wiki, Old School RuneScape Wiki, RuneScape Wiki, Português RuneScape Wiki|
Weird Gloop Limited is the company that operates the Weird Gloop wikis. The company was incorporated on 25 October 2017 after the Old School and RuneScape wiki communities made the decision to leave the Wikia/Fandom wiki hosting platform and become independently hosted.
The company is managed by board members representative of the communities of the Weird Gloop wikis, who are chosen in annual elections. There are also two permanent company directors: Jonathan Lee and Gareth Lloyd. The board is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company which involves making strategic decisions and reviewing company performance; reviewing and approving budget requests; and making and paying employment contracts. The board is bound to abide by the Weird Gloop constitution as a framework to ensure that decision making remains in the interest of the Weird Gloop wiki communities.
The company’s expenses mainly concern infrastructure (servers, domain names, etc.) and salaries. At present, the company employs two full-time sysadmins. The company primarily relies on three streams of revenue: user donations, serving ads on select Weird Gloop wikis, and a contract with Jagex that includes a fee to cover hosting and administration costs.
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