Week 117: Defensive Editing

The essay "Writing for the opponent" (also known as "Writing for the enemy") describes a process for fairly and neutrally explaining someone else's point of view, even when it disagrees with your own. 

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Week 116: All Wiki Do is Win

The essay "Wikipedia is not about winning" reminds editors that content and behavioral disputes are meant to be resolved through consensus, not by "winning" arguments. Egos are not helpful to Wikipedia's mission or its collaborative community, and users should accept decisions made by consensus.

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Week 115: Cool as a Wikipedia Editor

When tens of thousands of editors are working together to build an encyclopedia, disputes are inevitable. The essay "Staying cool when the editing gets hot" reminds users that (at least in theory) editors contribute to Wikipedia for similar reasons, so you should respect people as you engage in conversations. Edit wars and personal attacks are inappropriate and counterproductive .

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Week 114: America the Consistent?

As we continue our tour of Wikipedia's Manual of Style, we look at one thing you will see punctuated inconsistently throughout Wikipedia's massive array of articles: the very place many readers call home.

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Week 112: On Punctuation

The Punctuation section of Wikipedia's Manual of Style helps editors with apostrophes, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, ellipses, commas, colons, semicolons, hyphens, dashes, slashes and more.

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Week 109: Out of Cite, Out of Mind

Adding citations to Wikipedia articles is certainly important, but also sometimes tedious. Unless you're using the Visual Editor (and you should be!) you have to remember all the specific code so you can add key details like publication name, date, and link.

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Week 108: Welcoming Our New Bot Overlords

Bots are simple software programs that carry out routine tasks on Wikipedia that humans cannot do quickly enough, or not without becoming insanely bored. You can follow their work just as you can a human editor, as each is required to have its own user account.

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