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posted 14 Mar 2006, 22:03 by UncleMikey, Commoner

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":3eio083t]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 :-) 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 [b:3eio083t]is[/b:3eio083t] 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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