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Why create this Wiki when there is IBM i content on Wikipedia?

Simple really ... Wikipedia is a fine general reference... it has information about a lot of different topics ... but it only has a handful of articles on IBM i topics ... and can only scratch the surface.

This wiki is intended to be ONLY about IBM i topics ... if someone wants to do research on an IBM i topic, they can count on the MidrangeWiki to have the information they need ... without any distracting information that isn't relevant.

So if someone does a search on RPG ... they won't get information on Role Playing Games or Rocket Propelled Grenades ... just the various versions of Report Program Generator.

This wiki's goal is depth of information, not breadth.

Proposed additions to Main Page - Architecture

Can we add a section for "Architecture"? For example information on LIC/TIMI/hypervisor.

Proposed additions to Main Page

In the Programming section, it might be nice to have a link to the APIs article
Buck 10:47, 4 January 2008 (CST)

Done! See here.— MrDolomite • Talk 11:59, 9 January 2008 (CST)

Regarding 'Editors', WDSC is an old name. Can we get it changed to RDi instead?
Buck (talk) 12:21, 28 August 2014 (CDT)

Wiki Upgraded


I upgraded the wiki software to MediaWiki 1.15.1 and installed the OpenID authentication extension. You can now use an OpenID provider (Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Wordpress, your own blog, etc) to login.

Please notify Brian or me if you notice any problems.


I purchased the domain and aliased it to this site.

Any thoughts on if it should be the primary name or just an alias?

I think it should be an alias. I like the branding of and it's various sections. --Mike 19:19, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Proposed additions to Main Page - Programming

Can we add PHP to Languages section? - 08:54, August 23, 2011 User:Samp User talk:Samp

Current Names Needed

This site is badly in need of updating to modernize references to current names. Site should always refer first to IBM i and Power Systems (or Pure) and not the old names, unless there is a specific reason.

How relevant would the site be, if it were refering to PC's as IBM XT's, AT's, and PS/2's?

  • Well, this site is community maintained ... so feel free to make updates. HOWEVER, consider that AS/400, iSeries, & System i are still commonly used names (regardless of what Trevor says), so we still want people to find content using search engines. David