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Wetpaint is sadly no more :-(, inc.
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Main topic: WikiFarm
Founded by: WikiFarmFounder
Owner / CEO: Ben Elowitz (CEO)
Engine: CustomEngine
Status: Dead

Wetpaint is was a company or wiki farm which offered free hosted wiki websites to anyone who wanted to create one. The company's product offered visual ("WYSIWYG") editing and threaded comments, using its own unique wiki engine. It is financially supported by contextual advertising. Wetpaint wikis are editable, but the edit button is in near the top left, unlike MediaWiki wikis. Sites utilizing Wetpaint technology include wikiCancer, wikiFido, BobDylanwiki, wikiGOP, Independent Film Database, Everything Wiki, and a public testing site entitled wikiSandbox. Wetpaint licenses third-party use of the Collective Content and Submissions under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 license (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0). [1]

The company –, inc. – was located in Seattle, Washington, and received its initial venture capital funding from Trinity Ventures and Frazier Technology Ventures.

Wetpaint launched its private beta program in March 2006, and became publicly accessible in June 2006. Wetpaint was named Best Wiki (Hosted) by the SEOmoz Web 2.0 Awards.

Sometime during July 2013, the entire collection of Wetpaint wikis were sold to a new company – WikiFoundry, Inc.. Transition to this new company was scheduled for approximately one week, and all existing Wetpaint wikis would be transferred to the new domain, continuing as a subdomain in the same format as Wetpaint – ie; moved to Wetpaint hosted wiki redirects to for a year. From late 2014, the Wetpaint wiki site, along with all wikis remaining on the domain were taken offline for good.

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