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Template:Wikipedia / Wikinfo / Wikia / WikiKnowledge — comparison table

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

Comparison tableEdit

Wikipedia / Wikinfo / Wikia / WikiKnowledge (view / edit / talk)
(info for
English Wikipedia)
(from 2014 timeslice
of lost wiki)
(for all languages)
(dead wiki –
as of Oct 2008)
(number of
(originally seeded from
1911 Encyclopedia Britannica)
(mostly imported from
En-Wp and little modified)
(stats unofficial,
based on WikiIndex Wikia category)
traffic / search
??? ??? ??? ???
Google PageRank 9/10 0/10 ?/10 0/10
average number
edits per day
~300,000 ~50 ??? ~10
'crats / admins /
reg. users
21 / >1,200 / >33,805,000 2 / 8 / 3,111 ?? / ??? / ???? ?? / 7 / 388
who can edit anonymous invitation only anonymous registered only
license of content GFDL / CC-BY-SA 3.0 CC-BY-SA 3.0 CC-BY-SA 3.0 PD - public domain
or commercial
non-profit unknown (personal) for profit commercial unknown (personal)
funding free (donations) ??? prolific advertising GoogleAds
scope of content general-reference general-reference-plus general-reference-plus general-reference-plus
point of view (POV) NPOV SPOV ??? NPOV
quality standard verifiable verifiable truth no requirement truth?
notability non-notable excluded inclusive anything goes inclusive
original research
excluded strongly encouraged ??? OK
self-commentary COI discouraged permitted ??? ???
offensive material
(sexual, violence, profanity)
permitted (unresolved) ??? no censorship
boldness be bold be bold, but.. be bold, be creative be bold
rules ignore the rules read the rules ??? read the rules
software used
('wiki engine')
originally UseMod Wiki,
now MediaWiki
was GetWiki,
now MediaWiki
heavily modified
database download
published online
Wikimedia Downloadsyes via some from Wikia site
'Statistics' page
archived by
3rd party
many unofficial mirrors yes, WikiTeam no, internally by Wikia no
founder(s) Jimmy Wales Fred Bauder Jimmy Wales /
Angela Beesley
Gerard Foley
Statistics as of 29jan07. If they are more than three-to-six months out of date, please try to update them.


Anonymous — Open edit – anyone can edit content, without registration, including IP editors
Registered only — Login to edit – registration required
Invitation only — By invitation – typically extremely limited number of editors, usually known personally by founder
GFDL — GNU Free Documentation License
NPOV — neutral point of view
SPOV — sympathetic point of view
COI — conflict of interest•••

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