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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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Wikidot.com approaches 400k users, 4M pages
Wikidot.com is approaching 4M pages and 400,000 users. Yesterday, according to Alexa, 0.039% of all Internet users worldwide visited Wikidot.com and there are 3,616 sites more popular than Wikidot.com. The Danish like Wikidot.com most of all (they only visit 587 sites more often) while the Chinese prefer 48,974 other sites. Wikidot.com is blocked in mainland China.

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Recent improvements to Wikidot.com
Over the last month, we've seen the new Join and Clone modules, a simpler registration and sign-in process, a new "open" access policy that lets new members join your site with one click, many new ListPage features, simple data forms, and over fifty other bug fixes and improvements.

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New "Wiki Magazine" will cover wikis, Wikidot
Wiki Magazine "will contain articles, profiles, tips and tricks, design features and interviews. It will initially concentrate on Wikidot but during 2010 we hope to expand the magazine to cover many other wiki products and services."

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Author Stefan Münz explains why he uses Wikidot
Well-known web author Stefan Münz explained why he prefers publishing on the Wikidot platform, quoting from an article he wrote about Wikidot.com:

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Wikidot.com sign-in broken, fixed
From 17:19 UTC on 20 October to 14:00 UTC on 22 October, sign-in and account creation via the main www.wikidot.com page was broken. This was due to a faulty code upgrade. The number of users registering was about 50% of normal.

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