I really like how Wikipedia works. But you cannot write original research nor beletry on Wikipedia :-( … nor use it as you personal blog ;-) So I would like to find some wiki-hosting as similar to Wikipedia as possible.
I know there is quite a lot of wiki hostings, I tried a few (namely Wikispaces, Wikia, and Wikidot) but I was not satisfied. None of them provide all features which I want:
- LaTeX-like syntax for writing math equations.
- Preferably standard MediaWiki syntax and interface. I'm used to it from Wikipedia but it is not absolutely necessary.
- Page editing can be restricted just to some users (e.g. me and my friends).
- Not too much limited space for images (at least like 100 MB?).
- Free of charge.
What I want to use it for?
I'm a physicist and sci-fi fan. I often dream about some scientific concepts which are too frivolous and flippant to produce a scientific publication, but it is also not really a story to write a sci-fi novel. I find the wiki format ideal for noting down such ideas, to collaborate on it with friends, and to present it to others. Because I'm a physicist, even though the ideas are frivolous, I would still prefer to use maths (LaTeX equations) for the description of some aspects.
EDIT - currentrly I'm using wikidot, it is not MediaWiki, but syntax is easy, it has LaTeX math equation and otherwise quite pleasing.