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The subject wikis should, to the extent possible, be designed as road networks where the network is defined in terms of the pages and the links between them.

Road networks contrast with specific routes in the sense that a person traveling on a road network can start anywhere, choose to take any of a number of turns at each crossing, and stop anywhere. On the other hand, a specific route has a starting point and a destination and only fixed stopping points where a person can embark or disembark.

The number of possible routes in a road network grows roughly exponentially in the number of nodes, thus allowing for richer and more varied exploration and opening up possibilities for use by more people.

See also subwiki:pinpoint principle.