Wiki.yt is a wikifarm created by Guaka. There are two main goals:
These goals can be in conflict in which case goal #1 prevails.
Real Social Wikis
We want to provide a space that is currently not well covered. Wikimedia Foundation is too big and too bureaucratic and Wikia is way too commercial and annoying for small wikis.
- Community before profit.
- Only ads on wikis where it's not inappropriate. (E.g. no AdSense on Veganwiki since it leads to ads for non-vegan products)
- "Sensible" wikis are hosted for free.
We make money through
- Professional MediaWiki consulting, including Pywikibot coding, system administration, development of extensions and MediaWiki spam removal
- Quality MediaWiki hosting
- Advertising where this does not have adverse affect on the community
- Dec 24th 2013 - Launched Deletionpedia.org v2
- Sep 12th 2013 - Nomadwiki, took over Cheap Travel Wiki
- May 9th 2013 - started Cheap Travel Wiki
- May 7th 2013 - 1. interfamily links, 2. wiki.yt google discussion group, 3. recent changes dashboard
- April 28th 2013 - Set up Velowiki with shared user and interwiki database, later we'll merge some of the user tables of other wikis
We're already running several successful wikis
And then there are some less successful ones, possibly to be revived.
Possible new ones
- healthy.wiki.yt, actually, this would be reviving one that died a while back
Most wiki.* domains were taken, what do You Think? Well, and it was cheap.