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A Prince of Nothing Wiki posted 14 March 2006 in Author Q & AA Prince of Nothing Wiki by UncleMikey, Commoner

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Wouldn't this site count as a wiki of sorts? What does a wiki need to be 'proper'?[/quote:3eio083t]

To answer this question -- most Wikis focus on the encylopedic, rather than discussion. There are 'talk' pages associated with any given page where possible edits can be discussed, but the focus of a Wiki is generally on description.

Wikis also allow multiple authors to collaborate on articles easily, rather than just having strings of discussion. Newcomers can see a coherent article rather than having to follow a forum thread.

(Not to poo-poo fora. I'm here, after all <!-- s:-) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:-) --> I'm an old-time BBS junkie. Fora are cool; they're just a different tool for a different job).

The encyclopedic section at the back of TTT is fantastic, but not always expansive. A wiki would allow some topics that didn't get full space there to get articles of their own.

The biggest danger of a wiki, since there is an encyclopedic section in TTT, is plagarism. I would not want a PoN Wiki to become, or even to start with, an unauthorised copy of your work!

I don't have my heart set on it, by any means, but I do have the means to create such a site and get it started, I think. view post


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