bip.so – A wiki for communities7 months ago Rituka M
Launched in late 2020, bip.so is a wiki tool for slack and discord communities. At the core is a powerful editor like Notion, but it has custom workflows to make it a no-brainer wiki tool for managing knowledge.
- GIT inspired workflow for rich text documents. It enables large communities to allow everyone to contribute while keeping the documents sane
- Each contribution is attributed to the relevant author so everyone feels recognized
- A single timeline so everyone can stay updated with the latest changes from across all documents
bip seeks to differentiate itself with its deep integration with Slack and Discord. Rather than using emails to manage access, bip allows mods to use roles/user groups already created in Slack / Discord to manage permissions. Members can find the right information directly from within Slack / Discord using bip bot’s slash command functionality for finding documents. The bip bot also keeps a list of all updated documents in channels so that new members can easily discover the wiki. bip.so is currently used by over 100 communities cumulatively having over 100000 users. Community mods have reported saving more than 3 hours per week in manual work. They have also reported increased viewership and engagement on their documents.
“The mission of bip.so is to help every community make use of the knowledge that is built passively over time and have a way to re-use it. Currently, most mature communities face the problem of knowledge management.
They see new members asking the same questions, and people trying to go back and find a particular conversation that is buried in the message history and not neatly organized”, says Nitish Reddy, the founder of bip.so.
“We want to change that (how knowledge is managed by communities today) by making it seamless to create, retrieve, and consume from the collective knowledge of the community.”“This is only the beginning. Our vision is to build a github for knowledge where people can re-use and build on top of each other’s knowledge. This means that with bip.so you’re not limited to the knowledge you create, but can also open source it for others to learn from and build on top of! We’re excited about the possibilities when people come together around these powerful tools, and we look forward to seeing how they can be used in different ways by different groups around the world.” bip.so is currently free to use. As per the founding team, they intend to launch a paid plan before December 2022 but promise to remain free for not-for-profit communities.
Try it out here: https://bip.so