Meet Jay Soshnick of WikiCreators
Jay Soshnick is a Wikipedia expert & consultant, and the Founder of WikiCreators, a writing and editing service for Wikipedia articles. We asked Jay some common questions about creating Wikipedia articles. Read his answers to common questions about Wikipedia editing.
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How long does it take to create a Wikipedia page?
“It can generally take around 3-6 months just for Wikipedia to approve a new page. Of course, this does not include the time incurred to draft and create a Wikipedia article and add citations and references. The Wikipedia page creation process can vary greatly, depending on the article’s length and depth.” Learn more about creating Wikipedia articles here.
How do changes to Wikipedia work?
“When it comes to editing Wikipedia, anyone can edit nearly any page and you do not need to register as a user. As a Wikipedia user makes an update, the changes to the articles are updated in real-time. However, Wikipedia administrators who protect the content of the pages can revert the changes back if they break Wikipedia’s rules and guidelines. This is also known as “vandalism,” which can be false information or abusive language. Contributors adding or changing content are highly encouraged to back up their article updates with verifiable sources.”
Why does Wikipedia Want Reliable, Independent Sources?
“When you create a new Wikipedia page, you must prove your subject is notable. This means adding verifiable references from authoritative and trusted sources online, including news and media outlets. Establishing notability will help your page become eligible. Avoid any self-published material online like personal blogs or press releases.”
What do I do if the information on Wikipedia is incorrect?
“If you find the information on a Wikipedia page is false or incorrect, a user of Wikipedia can hit the “edit” button on the top right of the page. Then, proceed to make the correction of the content, and hit “Publish changes”. Then, check back over the next few days to see if the change still appears on the page or whether it was reverted back.”
How Can You Report Wrong Information on Wikipedia?
Summarize here: https://wikicreators.com/reporting-wrong-information-wikipedia/
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