If you are coming to your first editathon, there are some simple steps you can take to get the most out of the event. Remember though, help is always available on the day, so don’t worry if you can’t complete all these steps. Steps 1 and 4 and the critical ones. Bring a laptop or […]Read more "About preparing to take part in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon"
Once you have created a user account, you should create your userpage in Wikipedia. This is where people can find out more information about you. It is useful to let other editors know that you are a new user and are still learning. Ensure you are logged into Wikipedia and have switched on the Visual […]Read more "How to create your user page"
Do you need a quick overview of what all the buttons and menu options on Wikimedia do? Luckily we have just the very thing for you. What’s where on Wiki?Read more "About the Wikipedia user interface"
Anyone can create a user account in Wikipedia. You should choose your username carefully as this is the name by which you will be known within Wikipedia and that will appear on all the edits that you make. Go to English Wikipedia Click Create Account in the top right corner of the screen. Type your […]Read more "How to create an account and enable visual editing"
Wikipedia has a problem with systemic bias. A 2011 survey suggests that on English Wikipedia around 90% of editors are male, and are typically formally educated, in white-collar jobs (or students) and living in the Global North. if there is a typical Wikipedia editor, he has a college degree, is 30- years-old, is computer savvy […]Read more "Why should you edit Wikipedia?"