Forum:Another Tolkien Gateway
When I found this wiki, I thought I could use my account (with the same name) that I use in other wikis. I was surprised when I wasn't recognised in this site. However, I managed to create a new account there using the same username. As I expected, the sum of 4000 edits I've made in the rest of the wikis isn't recognised there.
Later, I found an other LOTR wiki with less pages (about 3500) and less information than ours that recognises me. My question is: how a site that is a part of the wiki community can work like it is separate from it?--Odysseas-Spartan53 08:44, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
- We are not part of wikia. lotr.wikia is. There are several wikis out there that aren't wikia (but now, only TF wiki and Memory Alpha come to mind). -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 09:14, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
- Why there are wikis out of the wikia? It doesn't make any sense to me.--Odysseas-Spartan53 09:46, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
- It's like asking "Why are there custom personal blogs outside Blogspot? It doesn't make any sense". Nobody said that wikis belong to a monopoly or that Wikia should "own" the wikis of the world. For example Wikipedia is not a part of Wikia. It was not Wikia who invented wikis, it is just a service that provides wikis to its members who can't create a wiki on their own. But in reality anyone who wants, can create a wiki on his personal server with his own software and own rules. You can program your own wiki, own site, own forum or own blog, without being a member of a certain community. There is no "sense" to try to understand here Sage 11:35, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
- A Wiki is a piece of software that anyone can use; Wikipedia was the original, whilst Wikia is another. Wikia is different because that's the point of the organisation, to have a collection of different wikis in one big community. There are many independent Wikis, we are one of them; Lostpedia used to be, but it has now merged with Wikia.-- 11:49, 24 May 2009 (UTC)