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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.
 
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.
  
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]].
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The term is by all means a POV 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.
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See also [http://vanity.wikia.com/wiki/Vanity_Wiki Vanity wiki]] for the Wiki with the same name.
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==

Revision as of 20:02, 7 January 2015


A vanity wiki is a wiki used as a personal 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 POV 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.

See also Vanity wiki] for the Wiki with the same name.

Examples

AbbeNormal is a vanity wiki that made it into Wikimedia's interwiki map, where it remains today.