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Author Broughton, John.

Title Wikipedia : the missing manual / John Broughton.

Imprint Beijing ; Cambridge : O'Reilly, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    006.76 WIKIS BRO    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxi, 477 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series The Missing manual
Note Includes index.
Contents Editing for the first time -- Documenting your sources -- Setting up your account and personal workspace -- Creating a new article -- Who did what : page histories and reverting -- Monitoring changes -- Dealing with vandalism and spam -- Communicating with your fellow editors -- WikiProjects and other group efforts -- Resolving content disputes -- Handling incivility and personal attacks -- Lending other editors a hand -- Article sections and tables of contents -- Creating lists and tables -- Adding images -- Getting readers to the right article : naming, redirects, and disambiguation -- Categorizing articles -- Better articles : a systematic approach -- Deleting existing articles -- Customizing with preferences -- Easier editing with JavaScript.
Summary "Wikipedia may be the biggest group writing project ever, but the one thing you won't find in this amazingly comprehensive encyclopedia is easy-to-follow guidance on how to contribute. This Missing Manual helps you avoid beginners' blunders and get you sounding like a pro from your first edit"--P. [4] of cover.
Provides information on editing, creating, and maintaining Wikipedia articles, collaborating with other editors, formatting and illustrating articles, and building a stronger encyclopedia.
Subject Wikipedia.
Wikis (Computer science)
User-generated content.
ISBN 9780596515164 (pbk.) : $29.99
0596515162 (pbk.) : $29.99

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