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Editing Wikipedia

Editing Wikipedia

A brown-bag talk I gave about editing Wikipedia.

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Gaurav Vaidya

October 08, 2014
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  1. Fixing the Free Encyclopaedia Editing Wikipedia Gaurav Vaidya! www.ggvaidya.com

  2. Look for articles to fix Any topic, species, person or

    research area in your field.! http://bit.ly/wikipedia-boulder-todo
  3. Building a better encyclopaedia What is Wikipedia? ❖ A free

    encyclopaedia that everyone can read and anyone can edit.
  4. Building a better encyclopaedia What is Wikipedia? ❖ A project

    to build:! ❖ A free encyclopaedia that everyone can read and anyone can edit.
  5. Building a better encyclopaedia What is Wikipedia? ❖ A community

    to build:! ❖ A free encyclopaedia that everyone can read and anyone can edit.
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  11. Part of the open-access community

  12. Part of the open-access community

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  21. Building a better encyclopaedia Editing Wikipedia ❖ Fix small mistakes.!

    ❖ Rewrite articles.! ❖ Write articles from scratch.! ! ❖ Contribute media files.
  22. http://bit.ly/wikipedia-boulder-todo

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  30. Link to another website [http://loc.gov Library of Congress website] Library

    of Congress website Insert a citation Display citation footnotes Page text. <ref>[http://example.org Example.org], more text.</ref> <references /> Italic ''italic text'' italic text Page text.[1] Internal link with different text [[Denis Diderot|Diderot]] Diderot Bulleted list * Wikipedia * Encyclopédie ‡ Wikipedia ‡ Encyclopédie Numbered list # A - Azymites # B - Cézimbra 1. A - Azymites 2. B - Cézimbra 1. ^ Example.org, more text. Signature and timestamp (for Talk pages) ˜˜˜˜ Username (talk) 19:50, 11 December 2013 (UTC) Bold '''bold text''' bold text Link to another Wikipedia page (Internal link) [[Denis Diderot]] Denis Diderot Description What you type What you get Section headers ==Heading text== ===Heading text=== ====Heading text==== Heading text Heading text Heading text Image with caption [[File:Example.jpg|thumb|Caption text]] Caption text R G B These examples cover the formatting needed most often when editing Wikipedia articles with wiki markup. For more help, see | shortcut H:MARKUP . To make a citation What you type What you get https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Cheatsheet
  31. Building a better encyclopaedia What’s next? ❖ We need more

    photographs, videos, figures and drawings.
  32. Building a better encyclopaedia What’s next? ❖ We need more

    photographs, videos, figures and drawings. ❖ We need more and diverse editors.
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  36. How you can help ❖ Go forth and edit (be

    bold!)
  37. How you can help ❖ Go forth and edit (be

    bold!) ❖ Join Wikipedia:
  38. How you can help ❖ Go forth and edit (be

    bold!) ❖ Join Wikipedia: ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Getting_started
  39. How you can help ❖ Go forth and edit (be

    bold!) ❖ Join Wikipedia: ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Getting_started ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial
  40. How you can help ❖ Go forth and edit (be

    bold!) ❖ Join Wikipedia: ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Getting_started ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Teahouse
  41. How you can help ❖ Go forth and edit (be

    bold!) ❖ Join Wikipedia: ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Getting_started ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Teahouse ❖ Come and meet Wikipedians: http://bit.ly/wpboulder
  42. How you can help ❖ Go forth and edit (be

    bold!) ❖ Join Wikipedia: ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Getting_started ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Teahouse ❖ Come and meet Wikipedians: http://bit.ly/wpboulder ❖ Ask me anything!
  43. Thank you! Any questions?

  44. Images ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg ! ❖ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:Wikimedia_Foundation_RGB_logo_with_text.svg ! ❖ https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimania_2014_group_photo.jpeg

    ! ❖ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:Nupedia,_the_open_content_encyclopedia_2000-08-15.png ! ❖ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Wikipedia.png ! ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WMFstratplanSurvey1.png! ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EnwikipediagrowthGom.PNG ! ❖ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:10_sharing_book_cover_background.jpg ! ❖ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ActiveWikipedians.PNG