Wiki4Games:Why Wiki4Games

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[edit] Why Wiki4Games?

[edit] 1. Because it's a wiki

Unlike most game cheats and guides sites (IGN, Gamespot...), which the user (you!) can't modify, you can edit Wiki4Games to make it better, either to add missing information or to correct erroneous information, like a non-working cheat or an imprecise guide.

[edit] 2. Because it's free

As in free speech. The huge majority (and at the time we are writing this page, the totality) of our textual content is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL), which grants:

  • compatibility with Wikipedia
  • possibility to re-use the content (copy it, etc) for free as long as it respects the GFDL, notably attribution (see Wiki4Games:GNU Free Documentation License for more details)

This makes the difference with the few other video game wikis, whose content is either totally non-redistributable (WikiCheats.com) or restricted to non-commercial use (Faqs4Games.com). Note, however, that we do accept content under other licenses. They must be clearly separated from pages under the GFDL, this is for instance the case for many images.

[edit] But why not Wikipedia, then?

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. Their goal is to make articles about everything, in an "encyclopedic" way. This means that, for instance, they refuse game guides/walkthroughs, cheat lists, videos, and to have a high number of screenshots.

Wiki4Games, unlike this, is only about video games, but going much deeper into the games. So not only the description and administrative/business history of the game have a place (NB: this can be derived from the information available on Wikipedia as long as you credit them in accordance with the GFDL), but also cheats, guides, screenshots, links to videos, and whatever good you can think of, are more than welcome. In fact, on Wiki4Games, the expected content of the most basic articles is an infobox (even if incomplete) plus some cheats. So, if you are one of those who posted a game guide on Wikipedia which was later deleted, Wiki4Games is definitely the place for you!

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