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Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States. Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual international photo competition where participants capture cultural heritage monuments and upload their photographs to Wikipedia.

Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States

For the first time in several years, Wiki Loves Monuments is back in the United States, and we want you to be a part of it. Anyone is welcome to contribute to the project by uploading photos they've taken of cultural and historical sites throughout the United States. Once September is over, the best photos will win cash prizes and will be submitted to the international competition! In addition to taking photos, we also encourage editors to write Wikipedia articles on historical sites and monuments as part of the event. Find sites to photograph >> Upload your photos >> Other ways to contribute >> How to Participate. Authorship in web-search - Search Console Help.

Wikipedia:Tutorial/Formatting. Formatting a Wikipedia article is different from writing in a standard word processor or in Wikipedia's opt-in, alternative editing environment, VisualEditor.


Instead of a strict WYSIWYG approach ("What You See Is What You Get"), Wikipedia uses text codes called wiki tags to create particular elements of the page (e.g. headings). This markup language is known as wikitext (or wiki-markup) and is designed for ease of editing. See the cheatsheet for a quick reference list of wikitext codes. Complicated articles may be best modeled on the layout of an existing article of appropriate structure and topic. Bold and italics The most commonly used wiki tags are bold and italics. A tutorial video explaining how to make bold text and wikilinks. Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations.

Help FAQs Organizations Organizations FAQ The fact that anyone can edit Wikipedia means that it attracts public-relations professionals, as well as employees and supporters of a variety of organizations – from businesses to government agencies, the military and non-profits – who may decide to edit pages about their organizations.


Such employees, as well as individuals who seek to edit articles about themselves or friends, have a conflict of interest. This FAQ is about Wikipedia's approach to conflicts of interest. Do I have to disclose my relationship with my organization? If you are paid to edit Wikipedia, you must disclose certain information under the Wikimedia Foundation's Terms of Use. User:MiszaBot/Archive HowTo. There were three bots operated by Misza13 that performed archiving of pages for different namespaces: Talk: namespace - MiszaBot I (talk · contribs)Wikipedia:, Wikipedia talk: and Template talk: namespaces - MiszaBot II (talk · contribs)User talk: namespace - MiszaBot III (talk · contribs) Please note that since November 2013, Lowercase sigmabot III (talk · contribs) has taken over all tasks for the three MiszaBots.

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Five pillars. The fundamental principles by which Wikipedia operates can be summarized in five "pillars": Wikipedia is an encyclopedia: It combines many features of general and specialized encyclopedias, almanacs, and gazetteers.

Five pillars

Wikipedia is not a soapbox, an advertising platform, a vanity press, an experiment in anarchy or democracy, an indiscriminate collection of information, or a web directory. It is not a dictionary, a newspaper, or a collection of source documents, although some of its fellow Wikimedia projects are. Editors should treat each other with respect and civility: Respect your fellow Wikipedians, even when you disagree. Apply Wikipedia etiquette, and don't engage in personal attacks. About DMOZ. DMOZ is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web.

About DMOZ

It is constructed and maintained by a passionate, global community of volunteers editors. It was historically known as the Open Directory Project (ODP). The Republic of the Web The web continues to grow at staggering rates. Automated search engines are increasingly unable to turn up useful results to search queries. Instead of fighting the explosive growth of the Internet, DMOZ provides the means for the Internet to organize itself.

The Definitive Catalog of the Web DMOZ follows in the footsteps of some of the most important editor/contributor projects of the 20th century. DMOZ was founded in the spirit of the Open Source movement, and is the only major directory that is 100% free. The Internet Brain DMOZ is the most widely distributed data base of Web content classified by humans. You Can Make a Difference Like any community, you get what you give. Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit. This category is for articles tagged with {{copy edit}} (as well as {{awkward}}, {{spacing}}, {{copy edit-inline}}, and {{copy edit-section}}).

Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit

To add an article to this category, place {{copy edit}} at the top of it. A request for copyedit is most effective when the article is more-or-less complete, and fully cited. You can help in this process either by copyediting articles from the months listed below, by choosing an article from the list at Template:Opentask, or by picking a random article of interest and copyediting it right now!

Random page in this category For some advice about copyediting, see Wikipedia:How to copy-edit. This category has the following 19 subcategories, out of 19 total. Wikipedia:Verifiability. In Wikipedia, verifiability means that anyone using the encyclopedia can check that the information comes from a reliable source.


Wikipedia does not publish original research. Its content is determined by previously published information rather than the beliefs or experiences of its editors. Even if you're sure something is true, it must be verifiable before you can add it.[1] When reliable sources disagree, present what the various sources say, give each side its due weight, and maintain a neutral point of view. All material in Wikipedia mainspace, including everything in articles, lists and captions, must be verifiable. All quotations, and any material whose verifiability has been challenged or is likely to be challenged, must include an inline citation that directly supports the material. For how to write citations, see citing sources.

Responsibility for providing citations All content must be verifiable. Reliable sources What counts as a reliable source Newspaper and magazine blogs.