This wiki is not Wikipedia

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From the original wiki

The original wiki, long before Wikipedia existed, pioneered a diverse, collaborative community website, and the idea of a concept wiki which is devoted to a particular purpose overall. This is in stark contrast to Wikipedia's mandate of being an encyclopedia with an enforced neutral point of view. From Wiki Is Not Wikipedia:

Wiki Is Not Wikipedia

Note! This page is required reading for all wiki users, whether they be newbie or old-timer. As this wiki matures a curious pattern emerges.

In the olden days, people learned to Wiki here, then migrated out to other forums.

These days, WikiPuppys who grew up with WikiPedia come here. Sometimes, they start applying its norms to our edits.

The following are the norms for this wiki:

  • unattributed viewpoints
  • original research
  • fussing, noise, fun, actual and inactual advances
  • thread mode, jokes, and transclusions
  • content shamelessly ripped off from other forums, possibly without attribution
  • signed works by WikiAuthors
  • unsigned works by actual authors

Nothing here needs to be chronically cleansed of any potential for dissent!


This wiki

This wiki, the Atheism United wiki, should at least start out by trying to follow the philosophy of the original wiki rather than that of Wikipedia. So, just as the original wiki is not Wikipedia, so too this wiki is not Wikipedia.