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Wikipedia : TvTropes :: Encyclopaedia Galactica : Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

October 28th, 2010
tvtropes, wikipedia, ideas  [html]
Wikipedia is huge. It is also stuffy and formal. TvTropes is smaller, but is much more humorous. Most importantly, though, it is far less deletionist (see ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability). Perhaps it shall grow to replace wikipedia, just as the H2G2 replaced the EG?

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