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'''Wikis can be used to write and edit pages on any topic.''' This page collects some specific ideas — please add yours! For things Wikicities can not be used for, see [[what Wikicities is not]], and bear in mind that wiki software is not ideal for creating structured databases or forums. For specific reasons to use Wikicities for this, see [[why use Wikicities?]].
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'''Wikis can be used to write and edit pages on any topic.''' This page collects some specific ideas — please add yours! For things Wikia can not be used for, see [[what Wikia is not]], and bear in mind that wiki software is not ideal for creating structured databases or forums. For specific reasons to use Wikia for this, see [[why use Wikia?]].
   
 
#Creating a knowledge base on a specific topic (examples: [[Creatures]], [[Wikimac]])
 
#Creating a knowledge base on a specific topic (examples: [[Creatures]], [[Wikimac]])
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#Supporting a shared community goal
 
#Supporting a shared community goal
 
#And even for playing games (example: [[games]])
 
#And even for playing games (example: [[games]])
[[Category:About Wikicities]]
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[[Category:About Wikia]]

Revision as of 02:29, March 28, 2006

Wikis can be used to write and edit pages on any topic. This page collects some specific ideas — please add yours! For things Wikia can not be used for, see what Wikia is not, and bear in mind that wiki software is not ideal for creating structured databases or forums. For specific reasons to use Wikia for this, see why use Wikia?.

  1. Creating a knowledge base on a specific topic (examples: Creatures, Wikimac)
  2. Writing documentation or a FAQ (see Category:Documentation)
  3. Brainstorming (example: Scratchpad)
  4. Collaborative writing (examples: fiction, comedy, poetry, Storypedia)
  5. Learning writing through online collaboration (example: schools)
  6. Product reviews and comparisons (examples: beer, Cafe Review, Facial Cleansing Products, shopping, TechCompare)
  7. Creating specifications and architecture documents for software or other projects (example: Scoop)
  8. Creating how-tos (example: How To)
  9. Creating promotional material (example: Mozilla Community)
  10. Developing new languages (example: Baby Sign Language Dictionary, conlang)
  11. Sharing tips and advice (example: quit smoking, Answers)
  12. Translating documents together (example: Translation)
  13. Coordinate and help fill needs of charities, for donations and services or volunteers (example: fundraising)
  14. Sharing tips with gaming communities (see Category:Gaming)
  15. Discussion of theories (examples: Abaeté)
  16. Publishing (examples: academia, Metodologia Científica)
  17. Bringing together a community for activism (example: activism)
  18. Consumption guides (example: Altereco)
  19. Exploring fictional worlds (examples: Alternative History, Conworld)
  20. Fan sites or fan clubs (examples: Ashlee Simpson, CamarilaRequiem)
  21. Developing patterns or best practices (Best Practices, engineering)
  22. Support groups (examples: Cancer Help, Celiac Resources, Quit smoking)
  23. Parody (examples: Désencyclopédie, Homestar Runner Wooky)
  24. Planning and documenting events, maintaining a calendar of local events, or real-time reports on conferences (examples: events, conferences)
  25. Developing software features and other inventions (examples: FeatureGarden, inventions, Software testing and development)
  26. A meeting place for language communities (examples: Ladino, Ido Korea, Cantonese, Translation)
  27. Political campaigns (examples: VoteRice, Eagle Party]])
  28. Communication between and within communities
  29. Creating an easily searchable, linkable, and editable website
  30. Community news and group announcements
  31. Information and policies about a project
  32. Easy refactoring of communication on forums and mailing lists (by turning the thread mode of these discussions into a more useful document mode).
  33. Meeting agendas and notes for organizations
  34. Project collaboration
  35. Enriching existing text documents by editing them collaboratively and adding multimedia
  36. Solidifying an existing community through collaboration and increased connections
  37. Supporting a shared community goal
  38. And even for playing games (example: games)

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