Portuguese Memories at Wikidot
Carlos Pereira, a forty-four year old engineer specialized in light steel framing, explains how he came to build the wiki encyclopedia Memória Portuguesa (Portuguese Memory):

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Win a Pro account prize!
Wikidot Inc. is giving away five Pro accounts (each worth €119.90 or $119.90 and valid for 1 year), to designers of the most useful or interesting CSS/CSI packages.

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Wikidot reliability at 99.85%
The Wikidot blog reports that "after fixing caching issues this summer, and before upgrading to the new super-fast database servers, we had about 99.7% uptime, and since then it's around 99.85%. This comes down to about 1 hour downtime per month."

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New Community site look & feel
Over at the Wikidot Community Site, James Kanjo reports that: "Over the past couple of days, RobElliott has worked very hard to give the community site a massive CSS overhaul… check it out"

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New plans offer 5x the storage space
The Wikidot professional plans now offer five times the storage space for your wiki attachments. Pro-lite accounts get 15 GB (instead of 3 GB), Pro accounts get 50 GB (instead of 10 GB), and Pro-plus accounts get 100 GB (instead of 20 GB).

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The roadmap to your wiki's future
The Wikidot Roadmap project gives us a sense of direction for where Wikidot is heading. It’s a way for you to show the Wikidot developers which feature you want them to implement next. This complements the weneed list at the official blog site. The Roadmap project website lets you make pledges to the development of the software. This effectively lets you buy features. It’s completely risk-free as you can withdraw your pledge at any time, even after the feature has been added!

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New prices, 50%-off special offer
The Wikidot Blog points out that Wikidot Inc. has doubled the prices of its Pro accounts. "A Pro-Lite account now costs $49.90 (€49.90 incl. VAT) for a year, and a Pro-Plus account now costs $239.90 (€239.00 incl. VAT) for a year. You can see the new prices on our plans page."

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Wikidot: profitable after 3 years
The Wikidot blog reports that Wikidot is making a growing profit. "When we launched Wikidot.com three years ago we had the vision of offering a reliable, fast, and economic way of building web sites, wikis, and social web applications. It was not clear, at the start, whether this plan would work. Today, I'm happy to be able to tell you that after almost a year of having introduced Pro accounts, Wikidot is making a modest but growing profit."

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New site answers your frequent questions
The new FAQ site answers all your frequent questions about Wikidot.com, including such popular questions as "What is a category?", "Can I edit the CSS of a theme?", and "Is Wikidot Free?", and of course the number 1 favorite for new site admins, "My Forum does not work!".

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Instant educational wikis without waiting
The Wikidot.com blog said today that, "While free private sites are limited to five members, Wikidot.com has offered universities and schools the option of unlimited private sites for their classes and courses. Now, we've decided to make it really simple to get an educational site. In your site manager Access policy page, just click the "educational upgrade" link, enter your school or university name, and description of project, and click "Please upgrade my site now"."

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Wikidot.com database abandons spinning rust for Intel X-25 SSDs
The Wikidot.com blog reported today that "Wikidot.com's primary database sits on a RAID cluster of top-end Intel solid-state memory (SSD) drives. These are expensive but much faster than spinning rust, and much more reliable. The SSDs are Intel X25-E Extreme, one of the fastest SSD drives out there. We're seeing a 7x improvement in database response time, and a 3x improvement in page rendering time."

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Snow Leopard wiki gets software version
Softpedia reports: "Designed and developed by Dan Greuel, SnowChecker is a desktop application based on the Wiki-based Snow Leopard Compatibility website. Thanks to the thousands of users adding compatibility data to snowleopard.wikidot.com, the program can effectively show which apps are fully or partially compatible with Snow Leopard, as well as provide direct links to the websites they’re hosted on."

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