[Air-l] Wiki Fiction

Ellis Godard egodard at csun.edu
Sun Sep 17 13:36:22 PDT 2006

Yes. But the apparent "register to edit" option could have been a ruse to
conceal that it's a non-editable marketing ploy. I didn't register to check.

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From: phoebe ayers [mailto:phoebe.wiki at gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 11:54 AM
To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org; ellis.godard at csun.edu
Subject: Re: [Air-l] Wiki Fiction

On 9/15/06, Ellis Godard <egodard at csun.edu> wrote: 

This is probably olds (not news) to at least some of you, but there's a
fairly comprehensive Wiki site devoted to the story behind the television
show Lost, and to ongoing associated fiction, much (though not all) as if it

were nonfiction.
Editing requires a login (which I didn't register for), so perhaps it's not
Wiki-powered just Wiki-in-appearance, but it still made we wonder what other

creative applications of Wiki might exist.


A quick technical note: that site is based on MediaWiki, and is certainly a
wiki -- it simply requires registration before editing, which is not
uncommon. There is nothing in the "wiki" concept that requires *anonymous*
editing to be possible :)  Whether to require registration or not, or
restrict editing to a specific user group, or have some finer distinctions
such as not allowing anonymous editors to create new pages etc, is typically
something that you can set up when administering a wiki. 

See the sites listed at Wikia: http://www.wikia.com/ for more wiki-powered
fan-sites (Star Trek, etc), sites on various specific topics, etc. etc. 


phoebe ayers | brassratgirl /at/ gmail.com |
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