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Introduction to Wikipedia!

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that anyone and everyone can edit!

Subhashish Panigrahi

on 4 February 2013

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Audience’s Expectations Why do they edit Wikipedia? Who writes on Wikipedia? Notes Place your own picture
behind this frame! Double click to crop it if necessary San Francisco Budapest Important
Details (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Stockholm (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Introduction
WP pillars & policies
Tabs & pages What is Wikipedia?
Online Encyclopedia Assets map details doodles notes outlook photo frame Introduction to Wikipedia,
The Free Encyclopedia Plagiarism 20+ Indic
languages 11,70 Cr. page requests per month Hindi, Bengali, Marathi
Telugu, Tamil, Urdu
Kannada, Gujarati, Sindhi
Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Odia
Punjabi, Assamese, Nepali
Kashmiri, Newari, B. Manipuri
Sanskrit, Pali 50 crores unique visitors per month 2 crores come from India 5th most visited website in
the world Bengaluru Mumbai Pune Delhi Kolkata Ahmedabad Cuttack Kerala Sharing knowledge Global collaboration & fun :) Preserving culture & language Passion about a particular topic There are so many people editing Wikipedia articles….

… How does this not lead to chaos?

Because of Wikipedia’s Pillars & Policies.
Let’s take a look at those… Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view. Wikipedia is free content that anyone can edit, use, modify, and distribute. Editors should interact with each other in a respectful and civil manner. Wikipedia does not have firm rules. Neutral Point of View Articles mustn't take sides, but should explain the sides, fairly and without bias. This applies to both what you say and how you say it.
No personal opinions
Use impartial tone
Give opposing views
Conflicting ideas should be treated as opinions Citation
Citation, also called referencing, serves to
identify reliable sources based on which article is written.
To validate what you’re writing
To enable consult original source
To cite different points of view
To acknowledge the source to avoid plagiarism Sources Reliable Sources Unreliable Sources
- Academic Publications - Social networking sites
- Books & Magazines - User generated sites – Craigslist, Open Wikis, Zomato etc.
- Newspaper - Personal or Group Blogs, & Journal articles
- Web pages
- Personal websites
- Research papers
- Self published books To validate what you’re writing
To enable consult original source
To cite different points of view
To acknowledge the source to avoid plagiarism Don't make the work of others look
like your own; give credit where it's due. Why Plagiarism is a problem?

Duplicating work of others without credit
Brings two people in dispute
Readers can’t check the authenticity
Poses legal problems Common Queries

Can I copy paste from another source? NO
Can I copy paste if I change the text a little bit? NO
Can I copy paste works of central/state government? MAYBE
What about quotes and idioms? YES ? What if I violate these rules?

Plagiarised material added might get deleted.
You’ll get warning.
If repeated, you might be blocked from editing. Vandalism Intentionally making abusive edits to Wikipedia will result in a block. Detecting vandalism

Tracking recent changes
Drastic incline/decline in article bytes Types of vandalism

Article blanking
Offensive Insertion
Adding junk, personal blogs & letters Warning is not particularly essential, one may get blocked even without a warning! Notability For a topic to have its own Wikipedia article it should be notable - that has gained significant attention by the world at large Significant coverage
Secondary sources - no original research
Multiple reliable and verifiable sources Manual of Style MoS presents Wikipedia's style to produce articles with consistent, clear, and precise language, layout, and formatting. Not to use upper case to emphasis

Write both full version and abbreviation at the first occurrence

Capitalization of “The” e.g. The Lord of the Rings, The Hague

Religious scriptures are capitalized e.g. Bhagavad Gita, Bible

Write out "million" and "billion" on the first use. After that, unspaced M and bn can be used e.g. 70M and 25bn ? Questions? ? ? ? To collaborate, ask for help, discuss issues regarding the article To edit a page To create login To view changes on a particular article Questions? facebook.com/groups/wikipediasupport Prezi designed by Subhashish Panigrahi
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