Starting a Wiki or other for research?

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  1. vandlism macrumors 6502

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    A friend and I are starting a personal research project and would love to have a central website that we could use to compile all of our information and research. We have been using Google Docs up to this point, but would like something more expandable and all that. Creating our own wiki seems like the way to go but we have no idea where to start. I have looked through a few free online services but they are full of ads...and not too well put together. Serving up our own isn't out of the question but I have no idea how to start that either. Does anyone have personal experience with wikis?
     
  2. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    You might want to look at http://twiki.org/ which is one of the numerous packages available in open source to start your own wiki. There are some written in Java, others in PHP such as http://www.thefreecountry.com/php/wiki-scripts.shtml

    Google "open source wiki" to find more.

    Sorry, I've not had personal experience - but this should help you find resources to take that first step, if nobody else replies here.

    -jim
     
  3. macgruder macrumors 6502

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    Try Bloxio.us. It's free, has no ads, and also has built in Wordpress plus phpbb2/3. In other words:

    Wordpress MU + Wiki (same as the one that powers Wikipedia) + Forum
     

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