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Personal Wiki

A personal wiki is like a regular wiki but personal, only one person can edit it.
You’ll notice that you yourself are on a personal wiki.
There isn’t much to be said about this topic that hasn’t already been said.

Other personal wikis

Alive personal wikis

Dead personal wikis

  • Everything Shii Knows - Run by <color #008000>Shii</color>, arguably started the whole personal wiki craze. I include it only because of its importance.
  • World2ch Historical Society (Archive) - Run by <color #008000>0037</color>, the only dead personal wiki I bothered to go through. Has info on the early days of 4chan and the days preceding 4chan. The archive is maintained by <color #008000>killsushi</color>.
  • Everything Anon Knows - Run by <color #008000>HumbleFool</color>.

Software

I was planning to use MediaWiki for this wiki, but it turned out to be an even bigger pain in the ass to install than I previously anticipated.
I don’t recommend MediaWiki for personal wikis. DokuWiki is the better option for a personal wiki, it’s what I’m using now.
If you don’t want other people to see your personal wiki, or you’d like to build it up first before “publishing.” Then I recommend WikidPad or DokuWiki on a stick.

Something I've noticed

There is a difference in tone and presentation between the various personal wikis I’ve looked through.
Currently, it looks to me like there are 2 main wikis that the rest are inspired from.
Shii and 0037. Where those derived from Shii tend to be more professional, have more sources and keep the tone formal-ish. Those derived from 0037 tend to have “cruder” language, they have less sources and overall they feel more blog-like.
This is entirely just an idea I’ve had and there’s basically very little evidence.

personal_wiki.txt · Last modified: 2022-09-09 15:31:07 by ninjasr