Wikipedia: Welcome


October 25, 2021

We welcome you to Wikipedia in Spanish, a free content encyclopedia that plans to bring together all human knowledge in our language. It was created on May 20, 2001 and already has 1,726,045 articles. Wikipedia grows every day thanks to the participation of volunteers from all over the world. It is the largest knowledge gathering project ever conducted in human history. Our articles present the information from a neutral point of view and have references to verify each piece of information. We are proud of our work and we hope you enjoy reading our articles. But we also invite you to collaborate by making suggestions or writing yourself to improve the articles that exist and create the missing ones. Everyone is a small or great expert in something; Maybe you dedicate yourself to teaching or research, or you are looking for information to do a school project, or you have access to information about the history of your city, or you love chess, or you are a big fan of a television series or kind of music. There are thousands of possibilities; Whoever you are, you can contribute your knowledge to this monumental work.

Basic Wikipedia rules

In order to achieve an encyclopedia with quality articles that are homogeneous in format and structure, and with adequate organizational and maintenance procedures for this purpose, the publishing community has agreed on rules and policies:

The Five Pillars of Wikipedia

The five pillars are the most fundamental principles of Wikipedia: Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, and all efforts should go in that direction. All articles must be written from a neutral point of view. The goal is to build a free content encyclopedia, so under no circumstances is copyrighted material allowed without permission. Wikipedia follows rules of etiquette that must be respected. You must be brave when editing pages, but always using common sense.

Quality standards

Additionally, it is necessary to contemplate three other essential basic rules to guarantee the quality of the content: Wikipedia is not a primary source: information should never ultimately come from the editors themselves. Verifiability: all articles must include references to the sources from which the information comes. The sources from which the information comes must be reliable sources - in other words, any content added must come from a publication by a trusted author, and articles must always reflect the sources from which the information was obtained.

Finally ...

Contributors are expected to behave in a civilized manner and that the discussions that may occur on the talk pages of each article have the sole purpose of improving the article. Pursuing your own interests or trying to impose certain points of view are mistakes that should not be made. The articles must be written carefully, watching the mistakes that can be committed and the way of expressing themselves; at the time of making a query, it is very pleasant to read a good quality writing. An easy method to write correctly is to always imagine the contributions within a printed encyclopedia, and conveniently delete or modify the text when it seems out of place. In addition, there is a style manual that helps the articles acquire a homogeneous appearance. It should never be forgotten that the objective of this project is to build a basic resource in all areas of human knowledge. Articles should be attractive and legible, but at the same time they should keep their content serious and explain the topics concisely.

How you can contribute

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