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==General guidelines==
 
==General guidelines==
 
* Contribute what you know or are willing to learn about  
 
* Contribute what you know or are willing to learn about  
 
* Be bold in updating pages  
 
* Be bold in updating pages  
 
* Make omissions explicit  
 
* Make omissions explicit  
* Build the web
 
* Using Bots
 
 
* Provide an edit summary  
 
* Provide an edit summary  
* For other useful tips, see avoiding common mistakes.
 
  
 
==Behavior guidelines==
 
==Behavior guidelines==
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* Don't bite the newcomers  
 
* Don't bite the newcomers  
 
* Don't create articles about yourself  
 
* Don't create articles about yourself  
* Three revert rule (Revert wars are considered harmful)
 
 
* Use your user pages appropriately  
 
* Use your user pages appropriately  
* General Talk page guidelines
 
  
 
==Content guidelines==
 
==Content guidelines==
* Guide to writing better articles
 
 
* Explain jargon  
 
* Explain jargon  
* Deal appropriately with patent nonsense
 
 
* State the obvious  
 
* State the obvious  
 
* Cite sources: point the reader to authoritative references (and list them properly)  
 
* Cite sources: point the reader to authoritative references (and list them properly)  
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* Avoid statements that will date quickly  
 
* Avoid statements that will date quickly  
 
* Stay on topic  
 
* Stay on topic  
* Warn readers about spoilers
 
 
* Make articles useful for readers (and consider the audience in writing)  
 
* Make articles useful for readers (and consider the audience in writing)  
 
* Check your facts  
 
* Check your facts  
* Guidelines for using Talk pages
 
* Avoid peacock terms
 
 
* Avoid weasel terms (disputed)  
 
* Avoid weasel terms (disputed)  
 
* Avoid self-references  
 
* Avoid self-references  
 
* Avoid POV phrases  
 
* Avoid POV phrases  
* Algorithms on Wikipedia
 
 
* Avoid lengthy, separate summaries of movies and books  
 
* Avoid lengthy, separate summaries of movies and books  
  
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* Use subheadings sparingly  
 
* Use subheadings sparingly  
 
* Use short sentences and lists  
 
* Use short sentences and lists  
* Don't use line breaks
 
 
* Avoid one-sentence paragraphs  
 
* Avoid one-sentence paragraphs  
 
* Do not use subpages
 
* Do not use subpages
  
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Contents

General guidelines

  • Contribute what you know or are willing to learn about
  • Be bold in updating pages
  • Make omissions explicit
  • Provide an edit summary

Behavior guidelines

  • Sign your posts on talk pages
  • Avoid profanity
  • No personal attacks (and move personal debates to email)
  • No legal threats
  • Be accountable
  • No offensive usernames
  • Don't bite the newcomers
  • Don't create articles about yourself
  • Use your user pages appropriately

Content guidelines

  • Explain jargon
  • State the obvious
  • Cite sources: point the reader to authoritative references (and list them properly)
  • Verifiability: ensure information cited is verifiable if needed (this does not mean it is "official", rather it refers to others' ability to confirm it exists and is as stated)
  • Avoid statements that will date quickly
  • Stay on topic
  • Make articles useful for readers (and consider the audience in writing)
  • Check your facts
  • Avoid weasel terms (disputed)
  • Avoid self-references
  • Avoid POV phrases
  • Avoid lengthy, separate summaries of movies and books

Style guidelines

  • Manual of style
  • Don't include copies of primary sources
  • Follow highlighting conventions
  • Consider the context when making links
  • Use subheadings sparingly
  • Use short sentences and lists
  • Avoid one-sentence paragraphs
  • Do not use subpages