MagicManICT wrote:The purpose of a wiki: Provide collected knowledge of all types on a given subject that can be maintained by authorized users or the public. 'Collected knowledge' includes factual information, informed opinions, even myths and rumors (as long as they're properly documented as such).
The tools provided include extensive markup tools to provide a wide range of formatting, database tools for providing tables, and pages for commentary and discussion on page revisions.
A wiki's one major advantage is that anyone with an account can make edits to a page to help maintain or improve it. Of course, this is also it's biggest weakness as some people like to vandalize pages. However, this has been planned for and reverting changes is simple.
Now, how is a wiki weaker for posting a guide than the forums? You have everything the forums have and then some.
Now that I've gotten that out of the way....
Why isn't this already up on the wiki?
I think we disagree on what wikis are for. A wiki, in my opinion, is for concentrated facts on specific topics contained. A guide like this is generalized information covering many topics. Each section of the guide might fit into a wiki post, but I want the information linked together instead of spread out over multiple wiki posts. My prospecting guide made perfect sense to include on the wiki, this... I think is better for the How Do I section of the forums.
However, you point out another reason why I'd rather it be on the forums: Anyone could edit it. I've put a lot of work into this, and more by the time it's complete. I'd at least like to be able to review any additions/changes people want to make. The wiki this game uses doesn't work that way.