Why should you edit Wikipedia?

Wikipedia has a problem with systemic bias. A 2011 survey suggests that on English Wikipedia around 90% of editors are male, and are typically formally educated, in white-collar jobs (or students) and living in the Global North. if there is a typical Wikipedia editor, he has a college degree, is 30- years-old, is computer savvy […]

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Citation Hunt

How reliable is Wikipedia? Articles should be based on reliable, third-party, published sources with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy. (Identifying reliable sources) Wikipedia articles should be written in a neutral style and should cite appropriate sources. You will see the phrase [citation needed] where a statement is being made on a Wikipedia page that […]

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Wiki Race

How are different types of Wikipedia articles structured, and how does Wikipedia link together? Wiki Race challenges players to get from one article to another in the shortest time using only links within pages. The Rules Use only the body of the text (no Categories) You can use Back and Ctrl + F (to find […]

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How is information in Wikipedia structured? Articles in Wikipedia can contain quite a bit of structured information. For example articles typically belong to one or more categories, and many pages such as biographies or world events will contain date information. Take a look at David Bowie’s biography page as an example. In the Infobox on […]

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Wikipedia Text Adventure

What other kinds of data can be added to articles? Wikipedia articles can also contain geographic coordinate information, where it is sensible to include it. By adding coordinates, a Wikipedia reader can easily view the location on a street map, nautical chart, topographic map, by satellite photo, realtime weather map, and many other options. Coordinate […]

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