[open-science] Why do you use MediaWiki?

Raphael Ritz raphael.ritz at incf.org
Tue Jan 20 13:21:58 UTC 2015

On 1/20/15 1:56 PM, Ivan Ferrero wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'm planning a collaborative open website and I'm confused about which
> platform to use.
> I think a Wiki would be the best option.
> I always hear about the MediaWiki platform: why?

My guess is because everyone knows Wikipedia and
that's run using MediaWiki.

So people assume others are familiar with it/its UI etc.,
its known to be scalable and there are a lot of people
who know it from the inside.

Just to mention a few reasons I could think of.



> There are many other Wiki platforms with more features and more
> friendly, i.e.: TikiWiki.
> AFAK MediaWiki is very little mobile friendly, no Social Networks
> connections, and very little aesthetics.
> At the opposite softwares like TikiWiki (just to name the one
> I analyzed the most: no ads here!) come with features like blog,
> forum, points and stars to reward the members, etc...
> So why I always read about MediaWiki?
> Best regards,
> Ivan
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