Originally Posted by ixtab
I strongly disagree. Forums aren't "better" or "worse" than Wikis, they're just different.
Forum threads are great for up-to-date information and ongoing discussions ...
Wiki pages, on the other hand, can provide aggregated (semi-)static information in a structured and concise way.
Let's (try to) strengthen this argument with real-world examples of printed content instead of digital content:
Threads are like newspapers in a library, where you may request old newpapers at the reference desk, like this:
Index wikis are like an index volume of an encyclopedia that occupies a shelf right in front of you, like this:
I hope this helps more people to see the differences that ixtab
mentioned above. Pictures can translate ideas better than words in some cases. Click the images for more information about them.