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名字:瓊斯史迪芬Steven R. Jones, 網址: http://teaarts.blogspot.com/

2/08/2011

wanna wiki

my take on wiki
if you would have told me years ago, there was going to be Wikipedia ran by everyone or anyone(even allowing people like me?), and it is editing almost as you read, i would have laughed and said, "i give it a year or two before it folds". well the honeymoon's over, but Wiki is so great that it speaks for itself. and on this little dog-ear page, i too will "try" to contribute what I can. since i use wikipedia for learning myself and i don't give any money donations, the least i can do is keep the other editors busy. wiki is a social-multigroup of all kinds of different people. so remember to be nice, even if the other guys or girls arnt, at least at the end of the day you can say "i have class...".
Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wiki was launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and is written collaboratively by volunteers around the world, and almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site. The name Wikipedia was coined by Larry Sanger and is a portmanteau from wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia.

what is wiki?

Wiki is a free at your internet figertips up-to-date resource, but is it reliable since anyone can edit? That is the question. That said, (see Wikipedia) is an encyclopedia, not a dictionary this is for (see Wiktionary), which also needs you (see Wikipedia:Wikipedia is not a dictionary). Remember that it is public and we all are editors, if you have an idea that just no other editor will stand with you, graduate from editor to free-lance and become a master"of a homepage" and write your heart out.

newbies dont know anything and admins deleted me

Wikipedia articles are improved through the hard work of (see regular editors), but also through numerous anonymous contributions made by (see newcomers). Remember: all of us were new editors at Wikipedia once, and in some ways "such as when editing an article on a topic outside our usual scope" even the most experienced among us are still newcomers. So (see please do not bite the newcomers). Alo don't take it personal, through all the (see Assuming good faith) and such, we can't keep everything, some things have to be deleted, OK? But that doesn't stop us from trying. It can be fun, hey look you can get real free lessons and maybe learn some things along the way too. Linking to commercial sites may be seen as advertising or spam, (see Wikipedia:External links) and (see Wikipedia:Spam).

is it notable?

To determine if an article is notable takes someone that knows about the topic and knows how to search for the hit results of the specific case of the term’s definition. While quick search engine results show number of hits, this is not a good way to determine if an article is (see Wikipedia:Notability) notable, or "worthy of notice"; by wiki that is, significant, interesting, or unusual enough to deserve attention or to be recorded. Also notable in the sense of being famous, or popular, but not irrelevant is secondary, and should not be considered. Within Wikipedia, notability is an inclusion criterion based on the encyclopedic suitability of an article topic.

tricki wiki

To write and edit a good article we should be knowledgeable of the topic, but this also gives rise to the notion of unbiased facts and need for a third party opinion that might not be knowledgeable in the field. While the goal of wiki is to be accurate some articles are driven by popular opinion.

AfD Process

for some this is a blessing for others a curse
Sometimes articles just need regular editing (see Wikipedia:Editing policy, Wikipedia:Deadline and Wikipedia:Arguments to avoid in deletion discussions), but if the problem is great than the steps below should be taken(see ). The article will be discussed until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Such discussions normally last seven days, the weight of an argument is more important than the number of people making the argument, votes are not determined. After which time an administrator will make a determination, which should be decided by the weight of the argument and not the votes.
At the end it will be determined to:
  • Delete, the article
  • Keep, the article
or a give and take of
merge the artcle
redirect the article
If no consensus the article is usually kept or relisted, and if needed maybe one day rescued and saved!. Sections to include: See also, References, External links.
also see
keep trash merge

Here it is not always so cut and dry, what might be kept today might not be kept tomorrow, wiki is to a point driven by popular opinion. Here we need experts in the articles, categories, projects in question. Some items might be seen as overspecialized. They diverted energy away from the main genre projects and produced poor quality articles. Inactive articles are sometimes deleted, it would be better to tag it and leave it. This gives visitors a chance to get involved in a needed project.

howtowiki

Getting started:
For name changes (see Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple) and (see Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations).

  • Go edit, here you go, use the edit link at the top. Add new text or delete faulty text in the edit window. Before you save your edit, make sure you explain why you are deleting or adding in the "edit summary" box, or someone will revert your edit.

Vandalism or a mistake

This can happen to anyone, if you have made a mistake please let the editors know. Sometimes an editor might take a honest edit mistake (see Wikipedia:Assume good faith) and lable it as vandalism. But for true vandalism we use tools, we are watching you, between the watchlist, contribs, bang, block, ban, huggle and such (see Wikipedia:Twinkle), this keeps the badguys on the run.
Below are some of the processes to keep wiki healthy, here with examples of vandalism correcting procedures.
in the first a warning:
Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to (see Wikipedia:Vandalism)Wikipedia, as you did at article, you may be (see Wikipedia:Blocking policy).
If this is a shared IP address, and you didn't make any (see Wikipedia:vandalism) edits, consider (see Wikipedia:Why create an account?) for yourself so you can avoid further irrelevant warnings.
if the actions are continued:
This is your last warning; the next time you (see Wikipedia:Vandalism) Wikipedia, as you did at article, you may be (see Wikipedia:Blocking policy) from editing without further notice.
If this is a shared IP address, and you didn't make any (see Wikipedia:vandalism) edits, consider (see Wikipedia:Why create an account?) for yourself so you can avoid further irrelevant warnings.
You have been (see Wikipedia:Blocking policy) from editing for a period of 24 hours for (see Wikipedia:Vandalism). If you wish to make useful contributions, you may do so when the block expires. If you feel this block is unjustified, you may (see Wikipedia:Appealing a block) by adding the text {{unblock|your reason here}} below.