[kwlug-disc] Free Wiki hosting sites?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Tue Apr 5 18:29:13 EDT 2011

Paul Nijjar wrote, On 04/05/2011 1:25 AM:
> On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 01:17:17AM -0400, unsolicited wrote:
>> Seems like twiki, or I guess foswiki now, offers the greatest  
>> flexibility / functional possibilities.
>> I can see that WYSIWYG, page permissions, and editing history are  
>> potentially important elements. Blogging and forums may also be.
>> Anyone know of free wiki hosting sites out there?
> A garden project I belong to used the following:
> http://www.wikidot.com/

Thanks. Sadly, according to wikimatrix wikidot has no wysiwyg,
something I think will be a requirement for the contemplated users.
Searching wikidot itself seems to confirm the lack.

Thanks to your suggestion, though, I just noticed that there's a whack
of wiki's listed at wikimatrix on the left (vs lists other places
there / comparator) - and there are icons. My guess is the hands mean
hosted, stars mean top 25, and disks mean downloadable. So I'm working
through the list of hands now, winnowing down the choices to 
investigate further.

> If your subject is related to FLOSS then Sourceforge has free
> Mediawiki and Trac hosting.

Thanks, had forgotten about that. And there's google sites now, but it
just confuses me. Sadly, I can see no way in which stuff could be
construed as FLOSS.

A quick winnowing down seems to indicate the below as an initial list
of candidates:

- www.geniuswiki.com
- www.intodit.com
- www.metadot.net
- pbworks.com
- www.socialtext.com
- www.wetpaintcentral.com
- www.wikia.com
- www.wikispaces.com

If anyone has experience with any of these, comments are appreciated.

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