Wikipedia: Welcome, visitor!
What is Wikipedia good for?
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, more specifically, it aims to become an acceptable encyclopedia, so as to provide reliable and abundant knowledge to its readers, for their benefit, entertainment, and satisfaction. The special feature of this encyclopedia is that volunteers are constantly editing, expanding, improving every day, so Wikipedia is expanding and improving every minute. You can simply volunteer if you want to edit the pages. It is recommended but not required to log in, register yourself a name. It may be worth noting that all non-logged in and logged in editors are subject to certain community policies that you must follow.
Easy to read. Start from the Home page, find a topic that interests you, and start exploring. You can also search at the top of each page. You can read a randomly selected article by randomly selecting the Page.
If you’ve read anything and liked it, feel free to leave a message on the article discussion board! Find the discussion link, after loading the discussion page, select the edit link and describe what you want. We are always happy for your feedback!
If there’s something we haven’t written anything about, or you’re having a hard time finding what you’re looking for, just ask anyone on the Beginners ’Questions page or add the topic to the list of requested articles.
All Wikipedia articles and most non-article pages can be edited by anyone. You can learn the technique of editing from the first steps page - it is highly recommended to study it. Just select the Edit link at the top of the page on that page if you feel the page needs improvement. You don't need any special rights, you don't even have to log in.
If you want to help, one of the best ways to do this is to use Wikipedia in the same way as any other lexicon, but if you notice a problem — either a spelling or a difficult sentence to understand — feel free to correct it. Have the courage to edit a page - if you see an opportunity to make a page better, do so, but keep the following in mind:
do not copy from other websites!
put it exactly, lexically!
after more important statements - which can cause uncertainty from readers - always give your sources!
Editing our pre-existing knowledge is a great thing, but we want you to be able to increase that knowledge as well. You can start a completely new tab, or you can search for an existing entry and write a whole new section. You don’t have to worry too much about possible mistakes - if you might miss something, you or someone else can fix it later.
There are a few guidelines and guides worth reading - for example, we ask that you write your articles from a neutral perspective. This means that articles, even on controversial or emotionally disturbing topics, should be impartial. Beyond that, the project is building an encyclopedia, so there are things that aren’t true to Wikipedia.
As a novice editor, you can ask for help from a mentor who will help you navigate the Wikipedia system and habits.
Basic features of Wikipedia
Free editing? Open content? Community encyclopedia? If these words, concepts sound strange to you, and you want to get to know them better, read our Wikipedia factsheet.
Wikipedia as a source
While we make every effort to ensure that our articles are reliable and accurate, we recommend that you do not use Wikipedia as the sole source for searches, publication links