Infogalactic is an Internet-based, free-content encyclopedia project that is a dynamic fork of Wikipedia and improves upon the online encyclopedia’s model of openly editable content. Infogalactic’s pages are interlinked in order to connect the user to related pages with additional information, and are categorized in a variety of ways, including Relativity, Notability, and Reliability to allow the user to prioritize his personalized perspective.
Infogalactic is written collaboratively by volunteers who contribute and edit without compensation. Anyone with Internet access can create and make changes to Infogalactic articles, except in limited cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism. Users can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or with their real identity.
The foundational principles by which Infogalactic operates are very different from the Five Pillars of Wikipedia. These principles are known as the Seven Canons of Infogalactic.
Infogalactic does not share the highly centralized structure of Wikipedia or the ideological dogma of the Wikimedia Foundation. The primary requirements are for the information contributed to be true, relevant, and verifiable, rather than cited from a so-called “published reliable source”, since experience has proven how reliance upon the latter can be easily gamed by editors and administrators alike. There is no culture of notability, ideology, or deletionism at Infogalactic. The addition of perspective filters and two levels of Context and Opinion to every page means that the average editor’s contribution is much less likely to be deleted for political reasons or fall victim to edit wars over controversial pages.
Infogalactic is designed around the idea that the user should be permitted to decide what information is relevant to him, not 500 ideologically-driven thought police.
Infogalactic is genuinely committed to becoming the Planetary Knowledge Core. In practical terms, that means corporate and autobiographical information is welcomed, so long as the information contributed abides by the principles laid out in the Seven Canons. Advertising, marketing, and sales-related materials are not allowed, but employees are encouraged to provide factual information such as locations, open hours, and contact details on the relevant page about their company.
Reality check: Hurry to bookmark it before even minimal efforts at honesty go out of style.
See also: Why I never use Wikipedia except to find out which photos are in the public domain:
How Wikipedia can turn fiction into fact Once enough canards are in circulation, entire fictional scenarios can be created that are difficult to confute because they appear to be well-sourced via constant repetition.
Meet the Seven Deadly Sins Actually, I think that “Wikipedia is my library” should be the new definition of sloth.