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Veganwiki is a collaborative, community project to gather information useful for vegans and interested parties.



  • It was started in 2013 by Guaka (talk) and some friends.
  • Guaka (talk) felt the need for a community wiki related to veganism.
  • In 2015 Huggi (talk) felt the need to contribute more time to Veganwiki


For example, but not exclusively:

Our rules

  • Rule #1: we try to avoid setting up (quantity and quality) rules
  • Rule #2: if unsure, refer to Rule #1
  • Rule #3: No,no, read Rule #1


  • October 2015 - a first month which is a sprint we call Etna. Stay tuned!
  • September 2015 - reached 400 articles, enabled the german section with +50 articles and testing the mobile app.
  • December 2013 - the number of articles climbed over 200, mostly thanks to the r/vegan community jumping in

* November 20th, 2013 - We're now!

  • May 8th, 2013 - started experimenting with Semantic MediaWiki, check the "Edit with Form" button for cities and recipes
  • April 18th, 2013 - moved to a new server, OpenID login might be broken
  • April 17th, 2013 - whether you like it or not, we have a Facebook page
  • April 14th, 2013 - we reached 100 articles!
  • February 28th, 2013 - Our first spammer. We'll probably enforce sign-ups this week.
  • February 20th, 2013 - We have a preliminary logo thanks to Mikael!

* February 18th, 2013 - was launched!

Spirit of cooperation

  • Most action just happens - someone has an idea, goes ahead and does it.
  • In case there's doubt if all veganwiki editors would be happy with action: we want a democratic work environment, where we first try to decide by consensus.
  • We encourage active member participation and try to keep convivial work environments
    • Try to stay friendly, e.g. not "your stuff sucks so I deleted it", but "maybe you could try to do it like this or that the next time?".
  • Non-denominational which means that there is no discussion about religious views here


  • As much communication and information as possible is and will be available on the internet. This excludes information such as server passwords, but it goes as far as what software and extensions are running on Veganwiki, and naturally a history of all edits ever made.
  • Many decisions are made and discussed in wiki pages.

Free software

Open data

  • We want to keep database dumps available at all times.
  • We want to support open formats and standards, such as microformats.


Free licenses

Not for profit

  • Veganwiki costs us almost nothing, so we don't need money to run it and it's unlikely we would need money in the future.
  • Veganwiki is officially owned by Guaka (talk) but if it reaches a critical mass it makes sense to transfer ownership to an official organisation.
  • Nonprofit organization (NPO) we are NPO like, but we don't believe in money, we're not a 501(c)_organization
  • Pay what you want, yes, it's not regulated yet, but Guaka should be rewarded with dedication for the community, feel free to pay what you want!

Database dumps

Veganwiki database dumps should be available at

As of December 2013 the dump script hasn't been running for a while but nudge Guaka (talk) and it will be fixed!

Internationalization and localization/l18n

  • Given enough interest, people should be allowed to set up their language version.
  • We do not just want to have Veganwiki in English. If there's enough interest we can set up specific wikis in other languages as well. For now, it's okay if you write here in other languages, we'll just mark them as such.
  • There's already a German language at If you want to write in German this could be a good place.

Or not, please report back. There's no clear content license, unfortunately.

Community of the Communities

  • We wanna become your resource to share your Vegan ideas and content, let us know and become an active editor on Veganwiki.

Related projects

We're open for collaboration, especially with projects that use the same Creative Commons ShareAlike Attribution license. Many of the folks here are also active on Trashwiki, Hitchwiki and BeWelcome.

See also:


Non English

"Private" initiatives we support

Other sites

Unknown/open issues

  • We don't want advertising or affiliate marketing. We would only accept it in case money would be needed and other forms of fund-raising are not succeeding.

See also