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An Overview On Editing And Writing Articles For Wikipedia

Deciding To Finally Contribute To Wikipedia
Most people have probably used Wikipedia as an online resource for information before, but they probably didn’t know they could edit articles or submit new articles from scratch. Wikipedia is the online community’s largest source of crowd-sourced information available. It is more reliable than most think, because it relies on strict guidelines for submission and other Wikipedia users to do the fact-checking. Some people may already do a fair amount of editing, but they still might not know they can submit from scratch, and some people or businesses may want to hire a professional service like Get Your Wiki to do submissions instead. This article will give a brief overview for editing and submission.

Editing A Wikipedia Article
This is extremely easy to do. There will be a small icon in the top-right corner of a Wikipedia page. Just click on the round icon and fix punctuation, grammar mistakes, clarify factually incorrect information or add to existing information. Once the editing is complete, make a notation of what changes were made for any readers that might come along. Wikipedia also has a section that goes into detail about about how to edit pages properly.

Guidelines For A First Submission To Wikipedia
The first thing to do before submitting a first article from scratch to Wikipedia is getting a registered account which requires only a username and password. Then, Wikipedia has a guideline that says all articles must be worthy of notice. Potential articles should be reviewed, and if the articles appear to belong in an encyclopedia, then the articles might be fine for submission. It is a question that authors need to ask themselves though. Next, make sure the topic isn’t already covered by doing a search of the site. After that, references should be gathered to add to the articles credibility. Finally, write the article. Wikipedia does have plenty of tips and guidelines for submitting a first article that can be reviewed that is vast and comprehensive.

Hiring A Wikipedia Creation Service Like Get Your Wiki To Publish Instead
Trying to publish an article and putting a lot of time in effort into writing it might be better left to the professionals at Get Your Wiki. These are experienced editors and contributors for Wikipedia that promise that an article will be published, or the service will be free. Writing for Wikipedia is hard, and Get Your Wiki takes the pressure out of it.

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Amazon Providing Instant Gratification to Prime Members

There is one thing that local stores had the upper hand on verses the internet retail giant, Amazon.com: Instant gratification. Unfortunately for them, that upper hand is quickly diminishing. If you’re a prime member through Amazon.com and spend a minimum of $35.00, you will now receive same day delivery. If you don’t want to spend the minimum, you can still use the service for a fee of $5.99. Non-Prime members can also use this service, though the costs can be a good deal higher. The starting fee is $8.99 with an additional $.99 per item.

Of course, this is provided that you live in one of the major cities this service is offered and you purchase one of the items that is eligible. Sergio Cortes understands it can’t be offered to all now. There are between one and four million items available for this service, depending on how close you are to multiple Amazon.com warehouses.While this is potentially great news for those of us who procrastinate with gift giving or just want our items right now and don’t want to get out of our pajamas to go get it, it does seem like we’re getting closer to the downfall of local businesses and I’m not so sure that’s a good thing.

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Adventures in Writing for Wikipedia

Wikipedia has been helping to provide millions of people with information on every subject imaginable for years. The beauty of Wikipedia is that it is created and edited by the users themselves. For some, it may seem difficult to create a page on Wikipedia, but in all reality, it is pretty easy to accomplish.

The first thing you need to do is go the Wikipedia site and do a search on the topic you are interested in writing about. If your search does not yield any results, then you are able to create a new page. Following this, you will need to create an account with a username and password. If you do not want to do this, then you must remember that unregistered users and registered users alike can submit articles for review, as well as publishing under the tab for Articles for Creation.

Wikipedia stands strong behind the belief that the chosen subject must be a worthy subject and use to others. If your chosen topic is something you would find in a reference source, then rest assured it is okay to write about it. If you are in doubt, then you can check the article viability under the tab Wikipedia Teahouse. Here you can ask questions about issues you may have.

As stated previously, if your search reveals no results, you may need to search it under a different name. On the other hand, if your search reveals that the article is in existence, you are free to add to or edit subject matter.

Take some time practicing your penmanship. A good place to start is to look at a few writing samples from Get Your Wiki before penning one of your own. There is a tutorial on Wikipedia to gel you with writing your first article, so feel free to have a look. Make sure you gather information from reliable sources only when writing on Wikipedia. You want your article to be of quality.

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