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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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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