I often mention Davis Wiki off-hand and people say "what's that?". Invariably, I give a three paragraph answer that causes most people to stop paying attention. How would you sum up Davis Wiki in one or two sentences? Should any of these be the Davis Wiki Mission Statement?
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Davis Wiki is a cooperative website that the entire community builds, edits, and changes. —AlphaDog
It's a collaboratively edited website devoted to all things Davis. —KenBloom
Daviswiki will change your life —KrisFricke
Davis Wiki is like Thanksgiving with the family: everybody brings something to the table and fights incessantly. —AlphaDog
Haha, I like this one!
The only Davis multiplayer live journal. —ChristopherMckenzie
DavisWiki has been known to cause WikiAddikies. —SummerSong
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Davis —KenjiYamada
That one is awesome!! —AllisonEriksen
Davis' authoritative bathroom wall. (Anyone can add to it, it's fun to read, sometimes scandalous, and it can change the world.) —JaimeRaba
Davis Wiki is an open group of volunteers working on a free and publically owned encyclopedia about Davis. You should join and add an entry for (insert their favorite local topic). —JabberWokky
Even though this is two sentences, I like it the best.
I wish I was as cool as the Davis Wiki —KarlMogel
The 411 on the 530. —RobRoy
I'm not Rob, but yes, it does.
Yeah Yeah Yeah, but Davis is the only part that matters. -RobRoy
Davis Wiki is why everybody else knows more about Davis than you do. -CarlMcCabe
Ha! I really like this one. After my first main month of randomized page browsing, I knew a ton of random stuff that made people constantly ask why and how I even knew it. I'd end up pointing this or that out around town and mentioning some random factoid. That would be also be a great slogan for flyers, Carl.
Davis Wiki - The easiest way to find makeout spots before the Freshman arrive.
Davis Wiki - The Virtual Deathstar
Davis Wiki - More addictive than crack.
Davis Wiki - For those too lazy to decide where they'll eat today.
Davis Wiki - Thousands of useful pages, and a few created by Michael Giardina.
Davis Wiki - It's like Robot Media, without... media... or robots.
Davis Wiki - Davis' largest movement for the local acquisition of Dim Sum.
Davis Wiki - Comparing the advertised pizza with a digital camera reality-shot since 2004.
A Davis resource that doesn't suck. -SteveDavison (from a Davis wiki flyer)
"Have you heard of / know what Wikipedia is? There is one for Davis." It has an obvious flaw I know, if they don't know what wikipedia is it takes more than a sentence to sum that up... —StevenDaubert
Daviswiki also has a different set of social norms from Wikipedia — JasonAller
The next sentences his how wikipedia is npov and we encourage opinio —StevenDaubert
Flying cars, thrift stores, and the "discovery" of the new world; all in one big, on-going argument.
2008-08-17 01:48:10 Absolutely amazing. Why was this not mentioned at my orientation?! —ThanhVu
One view that is reasonable to derive but most regular wiki editors would probably disagree with is that "the purpose of the DavisWiki is to inform new Davis students of aspects of the Davis community" (here)
2009-05-09 13:42:02 The Davis wiki is an invaluable resource for newcomers to Davis as well as ongoing residents; best of all, it provides the opportunity to contribute to that resource yourself. —CovertProfessor
2010-05-31 08:02:35 Davis Wiki is not just a resource or a social networking site. We're not an online community. This is our community. —CurlyGirl26
Remembrances, anecdotes and stories from the actual people who lived and live here and participate in the events that encompass the community of Davis. As a primary source, we are what Wikipedia cites.
2010-06-05 23:31:42 The Davis Wiki is a story written by its own characters. —IDoNotExist
2010-06-06 08:26:11 A small breath of anarchy amongst the fascists. —JimStewart
It's like reading a video game strategy guide- lists of NPCs, places and events of importance, etc. :P —Quoted from a poster on The Straight Dope
2010-07-06 22:03:11 Daviswiki makes me feel like a real woman. —MasonMurray
2010-08-08 17:22:52 "It's like if wikipedia, craigslist, the yellow pages, and consumer reports were to have a drunken orgy and give birth to the most useful thing in the world, or at least the most useful thing in Davis." —PhilipNeustrom
2010-08-19 17:26:10 Re: communicating with other editors: Email that you can rewrite after hitting send and realizing it could be interpreted poorly. —JabberWokky
The one place in Davis that is always open 24 hours a day, including holidays. — Wes-P
On second thought, maybe Minecraft is more like Daviswiki... —jefftolentino