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I'm running 2 wiki sites under wikia, and my daily work is concentrated on their maintenance. I really enjoy editting there and I'd like to keep making these sites better and better.

But sometimes I ask myself, "If I founded database site in place of a wiki, I would have more possibilities to make interesting things: content search with advanced options, ivent calendar, multimedia widgets etc."

And let's take an example of gaming wiki. You're looking for items for a certain level range. Database can show you a clear list of needed items, whatever you enter in search options. But a wiki-based site, if you are not familiar with the wiki, you'll probably don't understand how to explore it.

Then, what's the advantage of Wiki beyond Database? Of course the wiki is more flexible. It never limits our ability to make things. Though it's very hard to do what DB does. (ex. sorting content...)

Sorry for terrible english :/ I hope you understand what I'm talking about.  Cafeinlove msg 2012/7/11, 17:27 (KST), 08:27 (UTC)

You could use Extension:Semantic MediaWiki for several of the problems described above. Just ask Staff to enable it. TK999 14:49, July 11, 2012 (UTC)
It's a much simpler way that I guessed. I'm very glad to know they already have made one for giving to wiki database functionality. Appearently staff is unavailable to install any extension due to migration of MW, so in the meantime I'll try to understand its use and learn manipulation. Thank you for the suggestion.  Cafeinlove msg 2012/7/12, 05:58 (KST), 20:58 (UTC)

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