I want to extend a gigantic “fuck you” to the asshole who decided that purging the whole GMOD wiki was a good idea.
This was meant as a clean slate when GM13 was announced, but since GM13 has been in development, it makes coding things in GMOD that much more difficult as the available archives are broken or nonfunctional in a lot of ways, in addition to being unable to freely browse for useful functions. No matter how many third party parts of the GM wiki were there, the removal of all of the LUA resources means that you spend the vast majority of your time dredging through reefs of useless webpages looking for information.
As a small example, a SWEP holdtype must be called both serverside and clientside, and has been that way since rev 77 or 78 (according to a wiki page). With that page gone, and the archived versions holding on only through a cache, that information is really hard to find.
I dread trying to look up derma or other clientside LUA systems as most of the shit is in an unreadable or unfindable state.
Why the fuck did anyone think this was a good idea? It’s easy to mash on a delete button, but getting back half of that information is going to take hours and hours of work by some poor bastards because one person threw a fucking hissyfit about third party addons having information on the wiki.