What wikicities is not


a dating service
No, User:JRomance.
Shouldn't that be obvious without needing to state it? Angela 07:41, 1 Mar 2005 (GMT)
an image repository
I've seen this problem on at least three Wikia wikis, including the Fastmail wiki where I am an admin. There are currently 29 images there, of which about six (all but one uploaded by me) are actually relevant; another six or so appear to have been uploaded in good faith by Wikia staff to accompany templates which aren't really appropriate for an email wiki, and the rest have all been uploaded merely for the sake of uploading them, or because the uploaders wanted somewhere to show off these images. I've had to add the category "Images of dubious relevance" (which I think I'll move to "Suspect images") to deal with this problem. Have these people never heard of Flickr? — RobertATfm 05:03, May 15, 2012 (UTC)
a free webspace host / a personal blog host
We're currently having this problem on World of Cars Wiki; one user is complaining bitterly about others editing "his" pages or nominating them for deletion — he's even created a "NoDelete" template/category (to my mind this is not only against everything the wiki ethos stands for, but is breathtakingly arrogant to boot). Unfortunately there are currently no active admins to deal with him, although an adoption request is in train. — RobertATfm (talk) 01:41, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

Titles are for titles! Edit

Why not mention/link on this page services which ARE for personal wiki creation --

Google ads used to do that on the side of the page, I have not seen a free service yet that does what you ask. --Tom talk/Bliki 19:55, 28 Feb 2005 (GMT) (not nearly as good as Wikia; it runs on a different wiki engine called XWiki). – Jello2 20:00, 28 Feb 2005 (GMT)
I've linked to Wikibooks which provides a list of other wiki hosts. Angela 07:41, 1 Mar 2005 (GMT)
I've found ElWiki which is absolutely terrible, especially compared to Wikia. They basically thought they could copy and paste Wikipedia (they even used its copyrighted logo). They have a GNU FDL badge in the corner, but they do not list the text of the license anywhere. They also give you no help. Chrispy 03:45, 26 July 2006 (UTC)


Suggested additions from Mark Pellegrini:

  • Do Wikia and Wikipedia share the same resources (servers, colo, internet pipe, 'etc, administrators)?
  • Are they financially separate? If not, in what way do they overlap?
  • To what extent do personnel on Wikipedia and Wikia overlap? (Both editors and staff)

I'm not yet sure if this should go on What Wikia is not (since Wikia is not Wikimedia), or whether a separate page detailing the relationship between the 2 is needed. Angela (talk) 19:32, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

I've answered these questions at Wikimedia. Angela (talk) 13:06, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
...which is no longer of any help, since "Wikimedia" just redirects back to "What Wikia is not". — RobertATfm (talk) 13:14, September 26, 2014 (UTC)