What is a Wiki?
The word Wiki comes from the Hawaiian word for quick. Those of you fortunate enough to fly into Honolulu might have taken the Wiki Wiki Shuttle between the International and the Inter-Island terminals.
As it applies to the Internet, a Wiki has become the generally accepted term for an encyclopedia built by a collaboration of the public, based on their knowledge of the subject, and those seeking that knowledge use it. The process generally starts with an initial article by someone who has well researched the topic, and is able to give reference citations. Others will then edit the article for the addition of more information, corrections, and grammatical style. Ultimately, the article will mature and then is locked for routine edits, although can be updated when a panel is shown cause for it to be. Along the editing process, previous versions are preserved to protect the article from bad editing or vandalism. Good Wikis will have thousands contributing their knowledge and research; and dozens of volunteers to edit for style, research conflicting information, moderate to eliminate ulterior motive; and there is generally a dispute panel, which will hear and settle disputes.
The purpose of the MoparWiki is very simple, to become the largest repository of Mopar Information -- the best Mopar Encyclopedia, if you will. There are millions of Mopar enthusiasts with both the knowledge required to achieved this lofty goal, and the references to back it up. Information that doesn't list references generally isn't trusted. If we all from time to time collaborate on these Mopar topics -- the MoparWiki will become the best informationbase of Mopar Data.
If you've ever visited WikiPedia, this is the same concept -- only specializing in Mopar information. As a matter of fact, we use the exact same software application as Wikipedia. For a professional appearance, we want to follow a consistent format. Please familiarize yourself with the more completed wikis, and follow that format.
There is a simple markup language used for formatting the text and links -- but don't let that scare you away. It is not only very simple -- but the Help documentation on this site is excellent. In the furthermost right box below -- there are links to cheat sheets. Keep the appropriate one opened in a different tab -- and you will find you will have the formatting understood in no time. Likewise, we'll be looking for others who a little more familiar with the formatting, to help out and clean up some of the rougher works.
No person has to tackle an entire wiki. Collaboration means that you help with the information you have, and others will help with the information they have. No one person will own any work -- as over time a topic is seasoned with more and more information added.
Please take a look at some of the featured wikis listed below -- and look at some of the wikis we're asking for help on. Any help you give will be appreciated. Don't work about your work being lost to vandalism -- as we can roll back any topic to any point in the past. If you put a substantial bit of work into a topic -- you my want to "watch" it -- to where you are notified of changes.
Each topic has a history page, where you can see who contributed what -- and they each have a "Talk Page" -- where discussions and disputes are hammered out.
So won't you please crack whatever reference books you have -- and help collaborate on the Mopar topics?
Because of recent spam attacks on Mediawiki sites by the tens of thousands of spammers concerned with the length, girth and hardness of our Johnsons, we have had to temporarily disable new registrations and editing until measures can be taken to ensure there is no further vandalism of this site. We apologize for the assholes out there that don't have better things to do, and will find a work around soon. Meanwhile, there are still thousands of MoparWiki pages containing a wealth of information.