Talk:Wiki (disambiguation)

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I reverted this page to what it previously was after it had been destroyed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:33, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Wiki is common shorthand for Wikipedia?[edit]

Really? I've never heard or read that in use. It's always called "Wikipedia" wherever I go. Coop 14:30, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

I think I may have heard this once. It is probably used by non-editors who don't know that wiki is a word itself, but I doubt it is as common as calling it the 'pedia (which is also pretty rare). (It is also to be expected that one would call a wiki, the wiki if the person one is talking to knows which wiki one is referring to; this is just normal English and doesn't warrant a dab page entry.) Wikipedia is usually just called Wikipedia in speech though in informal writing it is often called WP once context has been established (e.g.: after introducing it with Wikipedia (WP) or on Wikipedia talk pages).
I've removed the common and moved these two entries down the page (as they seem pretty rare to me). In fact, as a matter of practicality, they could probably be removed as Wiki includes prominent links to Wikipedia and WikiWikiWeb which users should probably have noticed before even coming here, but I'm not bold enough.
The one that really puzzles me is wiki meaning `searching on Wikipedia'. I've been editing here for years and never come across that usage. I'm commenting that out, as even if someone can find a reference for that (or even just find an example of it), transwikied to Wiktionary as a dictdef.
Joe Llywelyn Griffith Blakesley talk contrib 03:13, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
I removed the entry for 'searching in Wikipedia' as a WP:DICDEF/neologism, and the entry for the 'esoteric programming language' as well, which seems of dubious notability at the very least. Anyone who can provide a reference for the programming language is welcome to add it back to the list. Terraxos 23:59, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I've really often seen and heard Wikipedia referred to as "wiki" (without article, never "the wiki", so it's supposed to be an abbreviation for "Wikipedia", not a synecdoche) not only in German, but also in English by outsiders (i. e., people who wouldn't describe themselves as "Wikipedians" and have little knowledge of what's going on behind the scenes, even if they may edit occasionally to fix mistakes or similar): it's a memorable usage to me because it always makes me cringe (you could call it a pet annoyance of mine), but I regularly suppress my impulse to correct people. Calling Wikipedia "wiki" is a classical shibboleth: I've only ever noticed outsiders use it, but they seem to do it all the time. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 17:52, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
I have occasionally seen others use the bare word 'wiki' used as a search term 'shortcut' for typing 'Wikipedia', to coerce a seach engine to return only Wikipedia articles. Actually, it seems to work because search engines are typically case-insensitive, and the expression '/wiki/' is actually encoded in the URL of every Wikipedia article. I agree that using 'wiki' as a general synonym for 'Wikipedia' in general communications is wrong, and shows the ignorance of those who do that. --Jdagius (talk) 10:26, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Are you serious?[edit]

You are telling me of ALL things that Wikipedia itself is not listed on this page?

I think the part that says "wiki wiki" was made popular by a Will Smith song should also include the much more popular and earlier recording by Newcleus "Jam On It" where Smith undoubtedly got it from. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:50, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

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.wiki generic top-level domain[edit]

Please add .wiki as a dot point under the "In technology" section.

  • .wiki, a generic top-level domain overseen by ICANN.

-- (talk) 02:17, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 01:05, 25 September 2014 (UTC)


Shouldn't Wiki (disambiguation) have a link directly to the Wikia article? -- (talk) 05:05, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Why should it? Reach Out to the Truth 19:02, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Because the names are nearly identical (unlike some of the things which are on the Wiki (disambiguation) page), and Wikia is so closely related to Wikis that anyone who needs the disambiguation page might not realize that the terms are not interchangeable. Like someone who does not realize a droid is not always the same as an android, or the difference between cola and Coca-Cola and Coke. --OP, AKA (talk) 05:27, 7 January 2016 (UTC)