WikiIndex:Inclusion policy

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This is a draft policy or guideline and should not be considered authoritative guidance on what should or must be done on the wiki. Users are encouraged to be bold in editing the draft and to contribute to the discussion on the talk page. If it appears consensus has been reached for adoption of the policy, then this tag can be removed. If it appears that there is consensus to reject this policy, then the page can be tagged as rejected.

WikiIndex's inclusion policy is that any website that either (1) is a wiki, or (2) calls itself a wiki is eligible for inclusion. There is no requirement that a wiki be notable in order to be listed; its existence or past existence need only be verifiable.

Examples of included wikis[edit]

Vanity wikis[edit]

Vanity wikis are allowed to be listed. Partly this is to eliminate arguments over what counts as a vanity wiki, since large numbers of wikis only have one active user, or primarily consist of content contributed by only one user.

Dead wikis[edit]

Dead wikis are allowed to be listed, provided it is possible to verify that they ever existed. Part of the reason for this is that many dead wikis are eventually resurrected or have successor wikis, so these pages provide valuable documentation of wiki history.

Very small wikis[edit]

Very small projects that only have a few pages are allowed to be listed, since at any time work on these wikis could resume and they could grow. Also, the sheer amount of content may not be the most important aspect of a wiki. Some of the same arguments that apply to keeping dead wikis also apply to keeping small wikis; such a wiki could remain stagnant for a long time, but become the basis for an idea for a wiki that is successful. It would then become an important part of the new wiki's history.