This is an encyclopaedia with a difference as
it is based on the wiki approach which should be familiar from
the wikipedia entries that often crop up in web searches. Wikipedia
has around 800,000 pages, all of them have been contributed by
web users yet it is one of the best sources of independent informaton
on the web. Allowing anyone to change the contents of an encyclopaedia
would initially appear to be a recipe for disaster but providing
that the software is robust any malicious changes can be quickly
Motorwiki.org has been set up to provide a wiki
engine for all petrolheads, not limited to cars, let alone a single
make such as Morris. A subset has been set up for Morris
and its initial structure reflects the current way in which questions
are being asked. If you would like to have a go at restructuring
it- feel free - but please think about what you are trying to
achieve before making significant alterations and only add material
that you think will benefit other users. As with all wikis there
are copyright problems but all content is available freely for
private but not commercial use. Entries are made on the basis
that the copyright is assinged in accordance with the policy contained
in the wiki.
The main advantage of the wiki approach is that all of the entries
are text based and it is possible to search the contents for words.
If only a single example is found the page is displayed but if
more pages are found they are displayed as a list. Once these
methods have been mastered the whole of a very large database
can be explored.
Have a go!
If you are concerned about playing with precious data use the
Sandbox which can be found in the wiki directory which is rather
confusingly called a namespace.
The Forum is intended
to be both an input to the repository for technical information
and a forum for discussion. Although anyone can add to the discussion
the latest version allows users who subscribe to the forum to
be automatically sent any changes to the pages they subscribe
toautomatically when an update is posted. Members can subscribe
and unsubscribe from the lists without manual intervention.
Images can be directly uploaded to the Morriswiki
Gallery. When uploading
to the Gallery please bear in mind that large images will take
a long time for users on dial up modems to download and will extend
off the edge of the screen if they are more than 600 pixels wide.