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Comparison table of policies and other interesting attributes of general-reference wikis written in the English language (with over 1,000 articles).


(info for English Wikipedia)
Wikinfo Wikia
(for all languages)
(as of Sept 2012
- dead wiki)
(number of articles)
>4,054,000 >5,650
(but mostly imported
and little modified)
(stats unofficial, based on
WikiIndex Wikia category)
traffic / SearchEngine ranking ??? ??? ??? ???
Google PageRank 9/10 0/10 ?/10 0/10
average # edits per day ~300,000 ~50 ??? ~10
admins / registered users >1,460 / >17,490,000 7 / 2,318 ??? / ???? 7 / 100
who can edit anonymous registered only anonymous anonymous
license of content GFDL / CC-BY-SA 3.0 CC-BY-SA 3.0 CC-BY-SA 3.0 PD - Public Domain
scope general-reference general-reference-plus general-reference-plus general-reference-plus
point of view (POV) NPOV SPOV ??? NPOV
standard verifiable truth ??? truth?
notability non-notable excluded inclusive anything goes inclusive
original research (OR) excluded invited ??? OK
self-commentary COI discouraged permitted ??? ???
offensive material
(sexual, violence, profanity)
permitted (unresolved) ??? no censorship
boldness Be Bold Be Bold, but.. ??? Be Bold
rules Ignore the rules Please read the rules ??? ???
software used
('wiki engine')
MediaWiki was GetWiki,
now MediaWiki
heavily modified
archived by 3rd party many unofficial mirrors ??? some internally by Wikia no
database download
published online
yes ??? some from Wikia article
'Statistics' page
Statistics as of 29jan07. If they are more than three-to-six months out of date, please try to update them.


Anonymous — OpenEdit – anyone can edit content, without registration
Registered only — LoginToEdit – registration required
GFDL — GNU Free Documentation License
NPOV — Neutral point of view
SPOV — Sympathetic point of view –
COI — Conflict of interest


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