Wikidot is better than Wikipedia because it it lead by far nicer and much more helpful people than Wikipedia. My experience on Wikipedia is the worst one, and I only wish to forget it.
Wikidot has completely different focusing and organization, I dare to say it has nothing to do with Wikipedia, except wiki way of editing pages.
Just one little question: Why the hell Wikidot would want an article on Wikipedia? This general rush to make an article on Wikipedia is just a passing fashion… Now it is "in" to have article at Wikipedia, but I think this is only rubbish. You would think the same as I if you spent half as time as I spent there… Do you know who decides what is important and what is not, which subject deserves to be in an encyclopedia and which doesn't? Millions of… Amateurs. Diletants. Peole with a little or null knowledge on many subjects and with a surplus of ego, thinking THEY are the ones who will decide if something is for encyclopedia or not, no matter if they know something on the subject or not. If they didn't hear of it, then it is not important, which is, you will agree, a plain nonsense. I was witnessing many times how articles on singers, writers, artists and many other important people were deleted just because a group of uneducated pricks haven't heard of them. So, does Wikidot want to be judged by such group of people? I wouldn't.
I suggest Wikidot forgets Wikipedia and continues on its path to future, because it does it excellently well… Who needs Wikipedia anyway?
on using Wikidot to simulate a Wikipedia wiki.
This is also something I will never understand. Wikia is a wikifarm very similar to Wikidot - people open their own wikis and make whatever they want of them, and the syntax is exacly the same as Wikpedia. Why would someone want to spend time in trying to simulate Wikipedia, if there is a possibility to have it ready-made?
Among other things, Wikidot attracted me precesely because it does not look as Wikipedia, and also the possibility to have different themes that would make my wiki to look like a real professional site.
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