There has for long been a discussion about Tested adding its own site wiki to match those of all the other Whiskey sites, and for a long time there has also been no word on the status of this wiki. Since the wiki was something that was talked about at the site's launch and has really since only been mentioned when Will and Norm are badgered about it by users, I assume that they have either cancelled it or that they have set it aside as something to potentially get done in the future, but not at all a priority. I think that the only reason they don't want to say that it's straight up cancelled, is because they still want to consider the option of working on one at some point in the future, but that it's not in their current plans. (These are all assumptions of course.)
In my opinion though, the best thing that Tested could possibly do is to get a wiki out as soon as possible. I've observed that right now, what Tested is really trying to do is to create some great original content to please its current users, but more specifically, to attract new users. Tested is still a fairly small site, so their main goal at the moment is definitely attracting more people to the site. I completely agree with this goal, however I don't see any better way to accomplish that goal than by adding a wiki.
There are tons of tech sites. Not just a ton of them, but a ton of big and popular ones too. At the moment, Tested is trying to steal some of the market share from these sites by adding content that you won't find anywhere else such as Tested the Show. Again, I really enjoy this unique content, however I feel that this is only drawing in handfuls of people, while a wiki would bring people in the swarms. Someone who mainly visits other tech sites may stumble across a Tested video one day, watch it, and enjoy it, but there is still a good chance that after that day, maybe even after checking out a few more vids on the site, they will go back to their old site and never return to Tested. The wiki is something that makes a lasting impression on a first time user, and is really what makes them want to keep coming back.
The very first time I went on Giant Bomb and made an account, the very first thing I looked at were quests. I had never seen anything like those before on a gaming website (or any site for that matter), and I was instantly hooked and going through tons of wiki pages trying to complete them. Then I couldn't believe how there was a page for every single game I could think of. I would search for tons of old games I used to play and then I'd just spend time reading them and then clicking a link on that page to some other page, and then reading about that. I was blown away by seeing this on a gaming website, when I was just accustomed to reading articles or watching some videos on every other site. The next day I literally told all my friends who care about games to stop using the crappy sites they go on and to switch to Giant Bomb. After bookmarking the site because of its unique experience, I began viewing all the great content they put up, and this beautiful combination is what has kept me coming back for over a year.
I know that the Tested wiki may require a slightly different structure than those of say Giant Bomb or Screened as it can be harder to categorize tech stuff, but all the effort required into building it will certainly pay off. Content is content, you can find it anywhere. You may remember a good video you saw, but most people just sort that in their brain as something cool that they saw, not something cool from Tested that they saw. However a truly unique experience you have on a site is not one you're soon to forget.
Click for some content, stay for the experience, experience + content keeps you coming back, personalities have you hooked forever.
That's the way I see the common user coming over to the Whiskey Sites, and I think Tested should adapt this winning formula as soon as they can.
Up until now its seemed like it's just something that the current Tested users really want and that Whiskey wants to give us, but yet doesn't necessarily want to put in all of the resources to do it. However I think that Whiskey Media should care about getting it out as much (if not more) than we do, as it will truly benefit the site just as much as it would appease its users.