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logo2.png Referata –
wiki databases

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Main topic: WikiFarm
Founded by: Yaron Koren
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Engine: MediaWiki
Status: Cannot connect

As of 12:35, 30 April 2019 (UTC), the wiki for this Referata article appears to be down and unable to be connected to.

Referata – wiki databases — offers hosting of semantic wikis; allowing you to add, structure, and store data so it can be managed, shared, browsed, and analysed in as many ways as you choose, within a wiki environment.

Referata is primarily run by Michael D Suarez, along with it's founder Yaron Koren, and is hosted by It provides free public wiki hosting (aka a 'wiki farm') using the MediaWiki wiki engine, along with the Semantic MediaWiki plugin and associated Semantic Wiki suite of extensions, and also utilises the OpenID universal login. Referata also offers commercial paid-for wiki hosting, with enhanced[clarify] facilities. All Referata sites support Google Analytics.

Combined with the collaborative abilities of a wiki, a site hosted on Referata can serve as a true user-powered database, with a minimal amount of setup work or technical knowledge. Referata wikis can be public or private, open or closed. Public wikis can be set up and run at no charge, but have a limit of 100 MB file storage. There are three paid-for service levels; at 20, 50, and 80 US$ per month.[1]

As of November 2016, the Referata developers and other staff appear to have at least partially abandoned the 'home' Referata (meta) wiki site. The feature requests page has dozens of requests that have seemingly been ignored, and the recent changes list is mostly full of new user account creations. It seems like the site has become just a dormant host for individual wikis.

As of April 2019, the entire wiki farm is down, only displaying an "Internal Server Error" and a fatal 500 error when attempting to access the Meta-Wiki or any other wiki hosted by the wikifarm. Prior to the farm going down, it appeared that at least a portion of the backend code had been compromised, with the "Hosted by Referata" advertisement/logo link at the bottom right of all pages replaced by spam.

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