Rigveda Wiki

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Rigveda Wiki
Type of site
Available in Korean
Owner Cheongdong (Korean: 청동), Hamjang (Korean: 함장)
Created by Hamjang (Korean: 함장)
Website www.rigvedawiki.net
Alexa rank 102,488 global, 2,807 in South Korea (October 2015)[1]
Commercial No (nominally)
Yes (legal status)
Registration optional
Launched 1 March 2007; 10 years ago (2007-03-01)
Current status Online
Content license
CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0 South Korea
Written in PHP

Rigveda Wiki is a Korean Otaku wiki which started on March 1, 2007. As of July 17, 2013, it had more than 200,000 articles, making it the fourth-largest Korean-language wiki, following Korean Wikipedia, Korean Wiktionary and the Namu Wiki, forked of Rigveda Wiki. It focuses on a wide range of topics. [2][3]

On August 2, 2013, Rigveda Wiki opened its beta service, and the layout of the website was changed. Since then, people have been able to use Rigveda Wiki from mobile devices.[4]

Their server had been offline since April 25, 2015 because of license trouble resulting from a conflict between CCL and the site system. On May 17, 2015, the server came online again, but only owners and registered users could contribute.

After April 2015, almost all users left Rigveda Wiki and went to Namu Wiki, which is one of the biggest forked wikis in the world, forked from the Rigveda Wiki. Their license was updated in June 2015 to mitigate the allegations about the license.


Rigveda Wiki is based on a wiki system in which anyone can add or edit information. People can write as logged-in members or as anonymous editors signing with their IP addresses. By doing so, users can more freely write articles than on Wikipedia, and they can include their opinions as well.[5] As a result, Rigveda Wiki has many articles about pop culture topics such as cartoons, animations, games, and television programs. It has a board for discussing, questioning, and answering subjects relevant to articles.[6]

Rigveda Wiki can have strikethrough or deletion lines. This is a line in the middle of text that means 'whispering', or something a person wants to say but not have publicly broadcast.[7]

Wiki Neet[edit]

This term is used to describe people who spend a lot of time in Rigveda Wiki. It includes people who think that they do not have any special purpose in their lives and spend their time just doing nothing.[8]

Preserving memory[edit]

Rigveda Wiki is a place to preserve social memory. For example, the sinking of the MV Sewol, on 16 April 2014, was a horrible memory for South Koreans that they do not wish to forget. Rigveda Wiki was one of the websites where people recorded their thoughts on the incident. In one week 34,000 words were added to the related article on the wiki.[9]

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