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Language: English
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Wiki engine: JotSpot
Main topic: Reference

30-Jul-2006[edit]

eBay Wiki was is the official wiki for eBay users. eBay closed it some time before 2012. eBay had the good folks at JotSpot aid in the design and customization of their standard wiki engine the result was a slick and well functioning wiki which combined eBay's look and feel with Jot's collaborative technology. The site was in beta.


In looking more closely you will notice that there isn't a traditional "recent changes" page. I had the pleasure of speaking with Ken Norton at Jot and he explained that the home page area showing "most recent articles" replaces that function. It doesn't detail every single change, but it does algorithmically calculate which new articles are most likely to be interesting to readers and bubbles them up.

In addition, the wiki sports both comments and ratings. Two features that seem to go naturally with both wiki and eBay's overall bend towards helping users create reputation online. The system shows how many users have rated a particular article and whether or not they found it useful -- great feature.

Overall, this is a well thought out application of wiki technology which is suited to eBay's needs and I'm sure it will be very successful.

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