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|26 June 2022|
Date of my first edit: 26 NOV 2004
Really, Really Important things I've learned about WikipediaEdit
These are my notes:
Write to the target audienceEdit
- Audience: A related question, is who should the pages be written for? Most writers are in college or past college. However, there is evidence that most readers are high-school students, or other people who are not familar with a topic. What is obvious and irrelevant to a CS student or grad, may be very unclear and important to a high-school student or someone who is thinking of returning to college. Of course, Wikipedia has yet to define its target audience very well. The lists make it accessible to a much broader audience. excerpted from a comment by an anon who signed his message: The Phantom Avenger for SE
- K.I.S.S. - Keep It Sweet and Simple.
- Write first for the Educated Layperson (that's hard)...
- ...then try to do it better and write for the beginner (that's harder)
- If an educated layperson can't figure it out by following the wikilinks, then it's too hard.
- Yes, we're experts (more or less) but we're writing for a general audience. We could write a clever, concise, deep sentence to explain something...but it's useless if it isn't easy to understand.
- Eschew argot, technicality and cant.
'Whenever doing anything but minor editing, copy and paste to a word-processor with real time spelling/grammar checking!
That and that I can't spell. I also can't capitalize, but that's a different matter.
Very useful wiki pages that I use a lotEdit
- Wikipedia:Requested articles
- Wikipedia:Manual of Style
- Wikipedia:Cleanup resources Clean up templates
We seem to have briefly caught up with stub sorting so I think I'll spend some time working on:
- Category:Articles needing cleanup
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Check Wikipedia
- Category:Wikipedia introduction cleanup
- Category:Articles with ibid
- Category:Articles needing sections
- wikiblame (tool)
- Category:All articles needing copy edit --> Wikipedia:WikiProject_League_of_Copyeditors/proofreading#Ready_for_final_proofread
- category:Category needed (maybe someday, when I catch up...)
- Wikipedia:Uncategorized pages
- m:Transwiki transwiki instructions
With the default rules, a link to a redirect like foo will appear in green as foo, a link to a disambiguation page like bar will appear with a yellow background as bar, and all the pages in Category:Articles for deletion should appear in a pinkish color.
I made adminEdit
The vote is/was at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/RJFJR. (I put this link here so I could watch while I was fretting over whether I'd get it).
here is the admin's reading list that I'm still trying to absorb and will keep handy as a reference.
I've uploaded these images to commons:
|The Original Barnstar|
|In gratitude for your work on the Park Golf page, I, in my minimal authority here on Wikipedia, would like to present you with this Barnstar. Thank you for aiding in fixing the page and making it so that reading it doesn't make my eyes bleed anymore. Banpei 08:38, 14 March 2007 (UTC)|
45,000 edits (I'm not really counting) and 6 years (where does the time go).
Now over 11 years. Aaaack!
Reference desk entriesEdit
- Centre for Environment Education cleanup?