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[[AbbeNormal]] is a vanity wiki that made it into [[Wikimedia]]'s [[interwiki map]], where it remains today.
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[[AbbeNormal]] is a vanity wiki that made it into [[Wikimedia]]'s [[interwiki map]], where it remained until January, 2014.[https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Interwiki_map#johnabbe.wagn.org.2FAbbeNormal]
  
 
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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 remained until January, 2014.[1]