Wanted: A Decent Wiki

You know, for something as prevalent and “old news” as a wiki, I’m having a heck of a time finding a wiki that satisfies my desires. Here’s what I want my dream wiki to do:

  1. Use Textile formatting. I’m used to it, I like it, and it’s far better than the formatting most wikis use. No silly GUI editors, either – I hate those things. Don’t get me started.
  2. Simple, clean, uncluttered. I like the Writeboard interface the most, but that’s not an option, because each page is an island unto itself. Stikipad comes somewhat close, but fumbles, adding too many unnecessary links, and burying the vital edit link at the bottom of the page.
  3. Reliable. I’d be happy to pay $10 or $20 a month to have a reliable system. Stikipad (which we use now) has had serious issues for four days now, during which time they haven’t responded to either of my emails, nor have they “authorized” a comment I tried to post to their blog. Not cool.

So what’s the deal? Am I going to have to write my own? There must be hundreds of wikis out there, yet I haven’t found a single one that meets these three simple requests.

I would love to hear if anyone out there has a suggestion for me!

Raymond Brigleb

Creative Director, dreamer, partner, father, musician, photographer. Has been known to ride the rails. Pulls one heck of a shot.