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This discussion page is an invitation to collectively make up our minds and define what WikiIndexers do and what not. The idea to create such explanatory page was inspired by the little discussion about "deleting" a Wiki. User talk:Hoof Hearted/Archive4 - 2014#Wikia question I find it more appropriate to not discuss this on a personal talk page. Manorainjan (talk) 23:38, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Another level of another level[edit]

In the Wikipedia new editors often have some difficulties to understand, that they shall not 'create' something, only collect existent knowledge that is already published somewhere, cite references etc. It is certainly not always followed ;-) Its different from writing about something. You write about somebody who wrote about something. It is another level, requires abstract thinking and detachment.

Now, we here on WikiIndex do not write about 'things', we write about Wikis where people write about 'things' and about Wikis where people write about people who wrote about 'things' and so on. It requires more detachment. We write about dead Wikis and about Wikis which do not yet exist. It requires certain amount of neutrality. We care for statistics but we don't 'produce' numbers other than the number of entries here. Manorainjan (talk) 23:53, 10 August 2014 (UTC)


Necessarily we travel around in the Wikisphere to collect information about Wikis. So we get to see things 'out there'. We may run into discussions about Wikis created, migrated, spammed, disturbed, forked, deserted, tainted, transformed, revived, merged, bought or sold. This can easily stir our personal interest in any Wiki, Wiki-person, Wiki-topic etc. We may have our personal judgement about what we see going on. But this is no court to rule the Wikisphere. What we 'judge' about is the Wiki-Status: Dead, Active, Needs Love, Vibrant etc. We do not even judge if a Wiki should come on the WikiIndex or not. The answer is in all cases a clear YES. We will list the worst, most insignificant, most useless and most controversial Wikis, calmly and correctly placing them into appropriate categories.

Once I followed the trace of a Wiki-person who just created a new entry here. I found that a strange person. I came across his page on the English Wikipedia and found him to be admin there. Reading his talk page I go involve in a story that looked to me like he harassed a completely innocent Wiki-Person-to-be. Actually I was just checking accuracy of his entry here .... got carried away.... that happens.... I think that guy kind of psychopath (=lacks empathy). But also those people create valid entries here. and as long as their edits here are OK, why would one (of us) take any action, follow him up, byte his heels, constrain his account here or whatever? Not our business! Manorainjan (talk) 00:18, 11 August 2014 (UTC)