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A '''vanity wiki''' is a [[wiki]] that is used as a {{tag|personal}} {{w|vanity press}}, and may include [[:Category:Advertising|advertising]] (particularly self-promotion), self-deprecation, or attempts to become an internet [[:Category:Celebrity|celebrity]]. A vanity wiki can sometimes be a [[bliki]]; used for journaling, propagation of one's [[:Category:Ideas|ideas]] and [[:Category:Opinion|opinions]], etc.
A '''vanity wiki''' is a wiki used as a personal {{w|vanity press}} for advertising (including self-promotion), self-deprecation, or attempts to become an Internet celebrity. A vanity wiki can sometimes be a [[bliki]] used for journaling, propagation of one's ideas and opinions, etc.
The term is by all means a {{tag|point of view}}, because it is more about the believed intentions of the person or persons behind the endeavour, and not about observable facts.  So when anybody calls a wiki names, you know now what it means in this case.
Per WikiIndex community standards, any wiki that (1) only has one user, and (2) is owned by the user who is adding it to WikiIndex, is considered a vanity wiki. Such listings are deleted as spam.
[[AbbeNormal]] is a vanity wiki that made it into [[:Category:Wikimedia Foundation|Wikimedia's]] [[interwiki map]], where it remained until [[Meta-Wiki:Talk:Interwiki map/Archives/2015#johnabbe.wagn.org/AbbeNormal|January 2015]]
[[AbbeNormal]] is a vanity wiki that made it into [[Wikimedia]]'s [[interwiki map]], where it remains today.
;See also
*[[Vanity Wiki (Wikia)]] — <tt>http://vanity.Wikia.com/wiki/Vanity_Wiki</tt> – for the Wiki with the same name
*[[Vanity page]] — an individual page within an established wiki covering the same or similar ideas
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[[Category:Point of view| ]]

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