I did some research when I was deciding where to put the Wiki. And yes, I saw the original one on Wikia.
The reasons for choosing Wikispot were mainly:
- no limit on users for free
- no Ads (this was my rule #1)
- standalone implementation, not requiring you to have a hosting site and your own Wiki installation
- some other minor things I just right now forgot about :)
Wikia is bloated and too "commercial" for my taste - ads flying all over the place and the like. Maybe there is a way to have it witout ads, but this is mostly a paid feature on other Wikis.
It is true that I could have widened my research and perhaps found a free hosting service to where I could install my own MediaWiki engine - this would be the best solution as MediaWiki is much more powerful than Wikispot and its syntax is standardized and more widely supported - but so far I settled for this.
I have already asked on the main Matrix forum if Matrix would perhaps consider having their own Wiki portal for their games, from which they could branch off any Wiki for one of their games if the community wanted to make one... Erik Rutins replied:
"We do have a few wikis, but no overarching site. I'll bring up the idea internally, thanks for proposing it."
So we might get up one day hopefully and find that Matrix has their own ;)
As per a possible content migration - it is not that hard. The formatting is mostly similar to MediaWiki with some minor changes, which could be transformed on-the-fly. True, you would need to reupload all images to the new Wiki, but given say 3 people, that is also easily achievable.
The main thing with any Wiki is filling it up :)
Any formatting can be done post-edit, so the content is the most important thing there is...
< Message edited by joeyeti -- 8/29/2012 6:50:00 AM >