WEEK 105: Wikipedia Needs Articles

The informational page "Retiring" describes the community's perspective about leaving Wikipedia, which an editor may decide to do permanently because of a negative experience, lack of interest, or other personal reasons. 

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WEEK 102: MONEY TALKS

Wikipedia's Manual of Style has no shortage of rules when it comes to writing about cold hard cash. For instance, except in situations where it is obvious, Wikipedia editors are supposed to use the full abbreviation on first use in an article: "US$1", not just "$1".

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WEEK 100: A NUMBERS GAME

The practice of writing out (and writing about) numbers on Wikipedia follows many of the same rules readers see in newspapers. For instance, writers should spell out whole numbers between zero and nine, but numbers 10 and above use numerals. (There are exceptions, of course!)

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WEEK 99: CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLAVO(U)R

The English Wikipedia is primarily written in American and British English, reflecting the prevalence of U.S. and UK editors, but one can find CanadianJamaican and other dialects of English. While Wikipedia doesn't endorse one over another generally, the  explains when one may be preferred.

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WEEK 98: ANALYZE THIS

The Editor Interaction Analyzer is a tool that is useful for showing the overlap in pages edited by two or more editors. You simply add a username to each line, optionally select a beginning and end date for the search, and let 'er rip.

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WEEK 97: THE WIZARD OF IMAGES

Uploading files to Wikipedia can be a bit of a chore, which is why the File Upload Wizard was developed. It is a series of pages with options to choose a file from your computer, provide a name and information, and identify the correct copyright.

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WEEK 96: Tools in the Wiki Toolshed

Wikipedia is not just an encyclopedia, and not just a community. It's also a software project, as any website project necessarily must be. Accordingly, Wikipedia editing and reading is supported by hundreds of different software tools designed to accomplish specific tasks.

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