Week 148: Bust a move

Sometimes, for any number of reasons, a Wikipedia article should be renamed. Technically speaking, however, Wikipedia articles aren't really renamed. They are moved from one name, or file location, to another.

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Week 147: Let's Take Some Requests

If you see something you'd like to change about a Wikipedia entry, but it happens to be a topic you have some kind of financial interest in (like your boss, or client) the safest thing to do is point it out to another editor.

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Week 146: COI Made Simple

The Plain and simple conflict of interest guide (PSCOI) is an essay written by Wikipedia editors to provide a proactive interpretation of the Conflict of interest (COI) guideline. The official guideline is mostly a collection of "dont's" but the unofficial PSCOI advises some "dos".

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Week 145: The Ambassadors

Welcome, Ambassador, to the Local Embassy. Wikipedia is quick to inform you that its Local Embassy project is not an actual embassy. Rather, this is the place to go to connect with Wikipedia editors from many of Wikipedia's 295 different language editions.

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Week 144: Who's Your Source?

Since Wikipedia is a place free of original research (well, in a perfect world) its content is based on information found elsewhere. Books, journals, newspaper articles and websites are all used to verify information in Wikipedia articles. But where do Wikipedia editors find these sources?

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Week 143: The Commons Touch

Wikimedia Commons is an online repository of free-use media (images, sounds, and other file types) and, like Wikipedia, is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. Files hosted at Commons can be used at any Wikimedia project or downloaded for external use.

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Week 142: Know Your Copyrights

Wikipedia is freely licensed, but that doesn't mean there are no copyrights at all. Rather, as the "Copyrights" policy explains, all content is considered to be copyrighted by its contributors and "formally licensed to the public under one or several liberal licenses" (usually, but not always, Creative Commons). 

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Week 141: Tea House, Su Casa

The "Teahouse" is a space dedicated to helping new Wikipedia editors, where visitors can ask questions and meet other community members. It contains many helpful links to various resources, and is populated by a number of helpful editors.

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Week 140: Wikipedia's Excellent Adventure

Wikipedia editing can be far from intuitive, and sometimes even intimidating. In addition to learning its markup language or its Visual Editor, there seems to be endless catalog of policies and guidelines that may make newcomers think twice before getting started. The Wikipedia Adventure changes that.

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Week 139: Dude, That's So Meta

Meta-Wiki, located at meta.wikimedia.org, is billed as "the global community site for the Wikimedia projects and the Wikimedia movement in general". As you may recall, "Wikimedia" is the larger name given to the Wikipedia and its sister projects as a collective whole, administered by the Wikimedia Foundation.

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