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 caught up in pointless disputes.
The author of Wikipedia Reader's Guide: The Missing Manual has edited more than 15,000 Wikipedia articles, and has written a comprehensive index to Wikipedia for editors to use in their daily work. His knowledge of Wikipedia is limitless and his passion is contagious. With this guide, you'll catch on quickly.
Table of contents
1. Reader’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
2. 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
- Title: Wikipedia Reader's Guide: The Missing Manual
- Release date: May 2008
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9780596521745
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