Proposal: Wikis

There are of course, a lot of Wiki software, out of which the most popular, is of course, the beloved MediaWiki (when writing that, I'm already using [[MediaWiki]] for links, instead of standard Markdown [MediaWiki]() : ) . . . ), which most wikis, including Wikipedia, and Wikias, run on.

But there are other wiki softwares too, and after MediaWiki, the most popular of which is DokuWiki, which claims to have a readable syntax, as it uses __Underline__, //Italixz//, **bold**, etc., other than some other wise standard MediaWiki syntax ("WikiText"/"WikiMarkUp").

So,... are those on-topic? I hope they are.

On a related note, Wikia offers a heavily-modified [[1]] version of MediaWiki, so are these extra features also on-topic?

[[1]]: Including Blogs, Chat Rooms, Forums (and possibly Q and A sites too, soon), the "Oasis" skin, and Special:CSS for wikias that enable Darwin.

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    By the way, I hope Wikia support isn't on-topic, it doesn't make the internet any better, there is already a Community Central Wikia for that. Nov 16, 2013 at 4:27
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    Is this not answered right in the description? "This site will cover every aspect of wikis..." Wikia is a wiki too, and should be on topic as well regardless of whether or not it makes the internet any better.
    – JohnB
    Nov 16, 2013 at 15:59
  • @JohnB: The thing is, they specifically mention "MediaWiki", so I just was asking for a clarification. Nov 16, 2013 at 16:05
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    I think your question is already answered here, then
    – JohnB
    Nov 16, 2013 at 16:08

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I don't think this should be exclusively limited to just MediaWiki. I've used many other types of wikis, and while I prefer MediaWiki, others may be more comfortable or knowledgeable with other types of wiki software, so I think we should attempt to be a general purpose "wiki users of all types gather other the water cooler to swap notices and ask for help" topic hub.

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