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Old 10-12-2004, 03:47 PM
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Anyone using Wiki's Here?

Well, are ya?

Im looking for some info on two points:

* What is the most popular wiki software? and..
* What is te best wiki software?

Anyone know much about this area?

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Old 10-13-2004, 12:23 PM
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I heard about "tikiWiki" .. never tried it though ..
 
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:46 PM
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just curious but what yiu use them for?
 
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Old 10-13-2004, 01:03 PM
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just curious but what yiu use them for?
I don't use them too often, but my roomie reads www.wikipedia.com like 10 hours a week

if you have multiple workspaces or multiple workers collaborating on a project they work really well for documenting revisions and progress.

when Tim Berners-Lee created the world wide web he envisioned a browser that would allow anyone to edit pages in a way that Wikis do.

like if you know a bunch about a topic you can add info to Wikipedia on the page about that topic. I was thinking about researching a ton into 5HTP and making that page as it was not yet made last I checked.
 
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Old 10-13-2004, 02:42 PM
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I have the random page feature of wikipedia as my homepage.
 
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Old 10-13-2004, 04:31 PM
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he was asking about wiki software, wikipedia uses mediawiki, the one of the olderones that i used to like was wakka wiki but now it appears to be defunct.
 
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Old 10-13-2004, 06:13 PM
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Hello Nick W.
FWIT I use PhpWiki. I'm happy with it. It's included in my cpanel, so it couldn't be easier.
 
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Old 10-25-2004, 07:01 AM
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What would you use Wiki for? I'm kinda lost. What is Wiki?
 
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Old 10-25-2004, 10:36 AM
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In short, wiki is homepage software that lets every visitor edit it.

The best known one is http://www.wikipedia.org
 
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Old 10-25-2004, 10:38 AM
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What would you use Wiki for? I'm kinda lost. What is Wiki?
Its like Wikipedia, if youve ever been there, John. Any user can edit the pages of the site
 
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:18 AM
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Anyone thought about wikis for SEO? - I just asked this question at my sig site, this looks to me like it could be used as a great way to gain free content for example.

But I do worry about *every* user having edit rights eh?
 
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:35 PM
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I saw someone quoting this as "giving the inmates the keys" which seems to be the case if geared towards SEO's.

They seem like a great idea for intranets and project management though.

I would seem to think they will mainly work in the end for non-commercial means where there are no vested interests.

Gonna experiment with a few soon for managing web projects.
 
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:10 AM
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yeah i think the general idea is that knowledgeable users will replace bad information which is supposed to result in a sort of living document that continuously improves itself. There was no such thing a SEO when wikis were invented.....now its the bane of every wiki webmaster.
 
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Old 10-26-2004, 11:09 AM
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Wikis need to be very tight communities or at the least, very monitored communities. Wikipedia is like this and any spam links or crap that's put up is generally gone within a coupel days. As they grow larger, things balance themselves out - because for every rogue SEO who wants to jam his links in there, there's a wiki-cop to wathc the 'recent changes' page and undo their mischief.

Wikipedia can also ban by IP address, and even has a messaging system by IP address, so if you go mess stuff up at a computer and re-visit the site later, they'll have a message waiting for you that basically tells you not to do it again.

I personally love wikipedia and think it's a phenomenal idea for an encyclopedia tool. I'm not sure, however, how much farther it can extend - certainly you wouldn't want a wiki blog or a wiki that exposes a contentious point of view - it would make for madness.

Internal wikis can be valuable for companies - almost like a whiteboard on the web. Wiki can be used well for small communities, educational programs, etc., which is where you find most of the existing wikis - colleges and universities.

A wiki is almost like a forum where everyone is the admin... a few bad eggs could spoil the whole bunch, but it's also an amazing opportunity to build content that stays current and relevant. I'm excited for wiki in the future, but I see it as remaining relegated to large, objective free-license projects like wikipedia, or small, community or hidden/internal sites.
 
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:44 PM
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One thing I noticed

Once I added a friend's site to the wikipedia on a page where she is extremily relevant, her traffic shot up... I surmize that the wikipedia is fed to other sites via RSS?
 
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:50 PM
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yes, a large proportion of my traffic comes from Wikipedia. It is indeed fed to other sites aswell.
 
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:36 PM
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Same here....alot of my keyword SERPS have jumped in addition to the traffic im getting from Wikis.
 
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:25 PM
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I just set one up last week.
 
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:08 PM
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What would you use Wiki for? I'm kinda lost. What is Wiki?
http://www.mediawiki.org/ it's like a CMS where visitors can add there own stuff. The thing I hate about it is there's no censors, not very good banning options, by default you don't have to register to post...

Almost every single time some one ads something to my Nintendo meta site, I have to edit it!!!! As for vandols/porn, I rarly get that. It's usually puncuation, and wiki code that I have to fix.
 
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:51 PM
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Thanks Ninno.
 
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