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Wikipedia Reader's Guide

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ISBN-10: 059652174X

ISBN-13: 9780596521745

Edition: 2008

Authors: John Broughton

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You don't have to understand how to edit Wikipedia in order to find the information you need and join the conversation. This booklet gives you just what you need to know in friendly, concise form so you can research any subject without getting lost in Wikipedia's labyrinth. With it, you'll be able to unlock the mysteries of the many links on every Wikipedia page and the sometimes cryptic buzzwords you see on Talk pages. And, while this booklet focuses on Wikipedia readers, it also includes a tutorial for first-time editors and explains Wikipedia's editing tools. You'll find valuable advice on how to alert editors to flaws in articles and how to contribute to Talk pages without getting…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

John Broughton has been a registered editor at Wikipedia since August 2005, with more than 15,000 edits by the time he wrote this book. His biggest Wikipedia endeavor was to build the Editor's index to Wikipedia (just type that in the "search" box at the left of any Wikipedia page). This index lists every important reference page on Wikipedia, as well as hundreds of off-Wikipedia Web pages with useful information and tools for Wikipedia editors. John's first experience with programming computers was in a 1969 National Science Foundation program. Since then, he's held various computer-related management positions in the headquarters of a U.S. Army Reserve division, worked in internal audit…    

Preface
About the Author Safari-� Enabled
Acknowledgements
ReaderG++s Guide to Wikipedia
Some Basics
How Good is Wikipedia?
Navigating Within Wikipedia
Wikipedia on the Go
What Wikipedia is Not
Wikipedia in Other Languages
You Can Help
Editing for the First Time
The Wikipedia Way of Editing
Practicing in the Sandbox
Starting, Previewing, and Saving Your Edit
Wiki Markup: From Edit Box to Screen
Editing Article Sections
Editing the Lead Section
Editing for Real