A brief explanation of an edit to a Wikipedia page, which helps other
contributors follow the development an article and understand the
intention of the edit.
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a work, to make and redistribute copies of it, to make changes and
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The record of a Wikipedia page, accessible through the View history tab,
that shows every edit made. Any two versions can be compared to see
the specific differences (known as a diff), and previous versions can be
The special code used to format a Wikipedia page. See the cheatsheet
(page 19) for the basics, or go to | shortcut H:MARKUP for more
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you want to let someone know you replied to them, you can create a
Mention Notification by including a link to their User page in a signed
Talk page message.
A bit of text, separated from other bits with a pipe character (|), that is
used to control how images, templates, and other wiki markup appear
on a page.
A short, undeveloped article with plenty of room for expansion. Adding
content to stubs is a good way for new contributors to get started.
The discussion space for an article or other Wikipedia page, where you
can talk about the contents of the page with other contributors.
A way of automatically including the contents of one page within
another. For instructions on using them, see | shortcut H:T .
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The personal page of an individual contributor, which begins with
“User:” followed by their username. Wikipedians can use their User
pages to share information about themselves and their interests, list the
articles they have worked on or want to work on, and much more.
The media repository for Wikipedia and many other wikis, where you
can contribute freely licensed photos, diagrams, videos, and other media
files for illustrating Wikipedia.
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Someone who helps build Wikipedia. Common synonyms include
contributor, user, editor, and community member.
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