finiki is the Financial Webring Wiki. Its purpose is to provide online access to financial topics for individuals who wish to educate themselves. It is a Canadian oriented Wiki and does not try to duplicate Wikipedia. It is not a stock-tipping or financial advice service. Investors wishing to discuss their financial situation should seek a financial adviser or post on the Financial Webring Forum.
Here's the launch announcement from February 15, 2009:
- "Welcome to finiki - The Do-It-Yourself Financial Webring Wiki. As this forum has grown larger and more complex, it becomes increasingly difficult to find authoritative information. There has been some consolidation of similar type threads into single threads but that just leads to huge threads. Because of the chatty nature of forums, threads contain huge numbers of off-topic posts which make mining for gold difficult. Hence the launch of finiki.
Suffice it to say that finiki is Wikipedia on a very small scale focused on Canadian finance."
Unlike Wikipedia, finiki requires you to have an account before you can edit. Please don't let that requirement stop you, All potential finiki editors must first apply via email for creation of a finiki account. In most cases, these editors are Financial Webring Forum members. However we welcome interested members of the public to apply to become an editor, subject to a probation period. .
Text on finiki is a collaborative work, and the efforts of individual contributors to a page are recorded in that page's history, which is publicly viewable.
Who owns this site?
The Financial Webring Ltd. operates finiki, as part of their purpose to "to operate non-commercial websites (one or more) that are non-profit and free from advertisement, whose purpose is to further the education and empowerment of Canadian retail investors."
- Financial Webring Bylaws, viewed November 29, 2012.