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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why aren’t you using wiki software like Wikipedia does?

The previous incarnation of FIRSTwiki in fact did use MediaWiki, the software that runs wikipedia. However, that requires having a server, and also means that someone has to maintain the server, and policing needs to be done to prevent the site from being overrun with spam. That’s fairly complicated and involves a lot of effort.

On the other hand, Github pages provides free hosting, takes care of server maintenance, and does a really good job of preventing spammers from using their service. It’s a little more involved, but I think the tradeoffs make it worth it.

What should I post on FIRSTwiki?

Glad you asked! See this section for details.