What Is

A method for creating WikiNames for pages that define terms. Typically, you would prefix the term you are defining with WhatIs as in WhatIsAnAgent. You can also use the methods described in WikiCategories as an alternative to using this WhatIs. These methods allow you to organize content without requiring the page to use a naming convention.

For a list of all pages associated to definitions: http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?search=CategoryDefinition

On 30 April 2007, http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?search=WhatIs returned the following:

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Also, a user-supported search-engine: http://whatis.com

They don't know: Instead of suggesting them the above listed items piecewise, you might want to extend the list and send them a link to this page.

I'll move this stuff to MeatballWiki and leave a pointer here. -- FridemarPache

Update: http://whatis.com is now redirected to http://whatis.techtarget.com/

Update2: by now they actually know what "wiki" is... and as of 20070430 as

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