Community Central

Talk:Custom namespaces

Back to page

114,797pages on
this wiki

Got a question about this topic?
Head on over to the Forum!

  • You can use this space to suggest improvements to the help page.

Wikia versus wiki Edit

It is infuriating to see something like this on a Wikia help page: "every Wikia has 18 namespaces". Surely it should be "every wiki has 18 namespaces". I seem to spend half my life repeating the difference between Wikia and a wiki, which is that a wiki is a site that anyone can edit (including Wikipedia and about a million other websites all over the world), and Wikia is the name of a company that hosts wikis. I know the company name "Wikia" is deceptively similar to the word "wiki", which is probably the main reason why this confusion has propagated. But I think it is important that the two are distinguished from each other unambiguously in Help documentation. {{SUBST:Nosubst|Signatures/Leevclarke}} 15:43, November 15, 2009 (UTC)

Signature doesn't work properly here, so I will provide a link to my talk page for reference.  ;-) {{SUBST:Nosubst|Signatures/Leevclarke}} 15:44, November 15, 2009 (UTC)
! I agree. However, the co-founder of Wikia disagrees, and she is where all this "wikia = wiki" stuff came from. Wikia was formerly called Wikicities and each of its wikis was deemed a wikicity, so you can kind of see how after being renamed to Wikia that this occurred. I also agree that we should stay consistent with 'wiki' in help documentation to ensure nobody gets confused. But that'll be another day. Joey (talk) 07:37, November 16, 2009 (UTC)

more info Edit

I recently had a namespace added to the Thief wiki, but was unaware of the subpages option until asked in email if I wanted it. So I think somewhere in the "How do I request a custom namespace?" section, a "subpages in this namespace" explanation should be added.

And perhaps item 4 should read "...and specify whether it should be content, searchable and/or have subpages. --Sxerks 00:20, November 21, 2009 (UTC)

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki