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Current logo of Susning.nu
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Susning.nu is a Swedish language wiki, started in October 2001. It was created by Lars Aronsson, also the founder of Project Runeberg. As of April 2004, Susning had 55,000 articles on various topics, making it one of the largest wikis. Aronsson's aim for Susning is "to make it into what the users want it to be." As such, Susning is an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and a discussion forum about any concept of interest to its users. It is in direct competition with the Swedish Wikipedia and can perhaps be compared in scope to Everything2. Description:Logo of Susning. ... Swedish (   svenska?) is a North Germanic language (also called Scandinavian languages) spoken predominantly in Sweden, in part of Finland, and on the autonomous Ã…land islands, by more than nine million people. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Wiki Science A wiki is a web application that allows users to add content, as on an Internet forum, but also allows anyone to edit the content. ... Project Runeberg is an initiative patterned after Project Gutenberg that publishes freely available electronic versions of books significant to the culture and history of the Nordic countries . ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1913 advertisement for Encyclopædia Britannica. ... ... Forum, originally a Latin word, currently refers in English to a place or a space for meeting or for trading. ... The Wikipedia logo Wikipedia is a Web-based, multi-language, free-content encyclopedia written collaboratively by volunteers and sponsored by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. ... Everything2, or E2 for short, is a large collaborative Internet community, currently at www. ...


Susning places advertisements on some articles. It has no license agreement, and contributions remain copyrighted by their submitters (the right to modify is said to be implicit in the site's function). Third parties, such as Wikipedia contributors, cannot legally use Susning materials contributed by others without permission. This also means that Susning depends solely on Lars Aronsson's goodwill to continue. For copyright issues in relation to Wikipedia itself, see Wikipedia:Copyrights. ...


Susning uses a heavily modified version of UseModWiki as its wiki engine. The domain name .nu, which belongs to the small island of Niue but is sold primarily to foreigners, was chosen because it means "now" in Swedish (and also in Danish and Dutch). "Skaffa dig en Susning.nu" is the slogan of Susning and translates to "Get a clue.now". The standard top level domain for Sweden is .se. UseModWiki is wiki software written by Clifford Adams in the Perl programming language. ... .nu is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) assigned to the island state of Niue. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A slogan is a memorable phrase used in political or commercial context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose. ... A top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of which Internet domain names consist of. ... .se is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Sweden. ...


Due to heavy vandalism by users who (amongst other things) included loads of pornography, the site was temporarily closed for editing 15 April 2004, and will so remain until a way has been found to deal with the problem. This problem might be of greater importance to susning.nu than to other wikis, since susning.nu does not have any administrators who can block vandals 'in action' - the only one having such powers is Lars Aronsson, who has allegedly never used them. Vandalism is the conspicuous defacement or destruction of a structure or symbol. ... Pornography (from Greek πορνογραφια pornographia — literally writing about or drawings of harlots) (also informally referred to as porn or porno) is the representation of the human body or human sexual behaviour with the goal of sexual arousal, similar to, but (according to some) distinct from, erotica. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • Susning.nu
  • Lars Aronsson: Operation of a Large Scale, General Purpose Wiki Website. Experience from susning.nu's first nine months in service. Presented on November 7, 2002, at the ELPUB 2002 conference in Karlovy Vary [1], and printed in: João Álvaro Carvalho, Arved Hübler, Ana Alice Baptista (editors), Elpub 2002. Technology Interactions. Proceedings of the 6th International ICCC/IFIP Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 6-8 November, 2002, Verlag für Wissenschaft und Forschung Berlin, 2002, ISBN 3897003570, pages 27-37. Online copy.

 
 

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