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When I found this wiki, I thought I could use my account (with the same name) that I use in other wikis. I was surprised when I wasn't recognised in this site. However, I managed to create a new account there using the same username. As I expected, the sum of 4000 edits I've made in the rest of the wikis isn't recognised there.

Later, I found an other LOTR wiki with less pages (about 3500) and less information than ours that recognises me. My question is: how a site that is a part of the wiki community can work like it is separate from it?--Odysseas-Spartan53 08:44, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

We are not part of wikia. lotr.wikia is. There are several wikis out there that aren't wikia (but now, only TF wiki and Memory Alpha come to mind). -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 09:14, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
Why there are wikis out of the wikia? It doesn't make any sense to me.--Odysseas-Spartan53 09:46, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
It's like asking "Why are there custom personal blogs outside Blogspot? It doesn't make any sense". Nobody said that wikis belong to a monopoly or that Wikia should "own" the wikis of the world. For example Wikipedia is not a part of Wikia. It was not Wikia who invented wikis, it is just a service that provides wikis to its members who can't create a wiki on their own. But in reality anyone who wants, can create a wiki on his personal server with his own software and own rules. You can program your own wiki, own site, own forum or own blog, without being a member of a certain community. There is no "sense" to try to understand here Sage 11:35, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
A Wiki is a piece of software that anyone can use; Wikipedia was the original, whilst Wikia is another. Wikia is different because that's the point of the organisation, to have a collection of different wikis in one big community. There are many independent Wikis, we are one of them; Lostpedia used to be, but it has now merged with Wikia.-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  11:49, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
I didn't know that someone can make a wiki without requesting it from wikia. Thank you huys, I think that totally covers my question.--Odysseas-Spartan53 15:24, 24 May 2009 (UTC)