Wikipedia is a multilingual web-based free content encyclopedia project that anyone can edit. The name “Wikipedia” is a hybrid of the participatory website technology “wiki” (meaning “quick” in Hawaiian) and “encyclopedia”. Wikipedia entries are linked to each other with information.
Wikipedia is co-authored free of charge with anonymous Internet users. Anyone using the Internet can write or edit Wikipedia entries, except when editing is restricted to prevent defacement of the document. Users may voluntarily contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or under their real name.
Unlike a book-based encyclopedia, Wikipedia is edited in real time. Articles on historical events are created in minutes, as Wikipedia's articles are constantly being created and updated. Items written a long time ago become more generalized and neutral with time. Newly created entries may contain misinformation, content that is inappropriate for publication in the encyclopedia, or content that is derogatory to the document. With this in mind, take the useful information and avoid the misinformation.
Please check what Wikipedia covers in the scope of Wikipedia coverage. Also read frequently asked questions and tips. Wikipedia is operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization, and is legally responsible for its content. Affiliated groups or cooperative groups such as Wikimedia chapters or user groups are independent from the Wikimedia Foundation and are not legally responsible for the operation of Wikipedia.
The purpose of Wikipedia is to create an encyclopedia. This is one of Wikipedia's unchanging hundred:five principles. An encyclopedia is a systematic collection of information about a particular heading. Therefore, Wikipedia is not a user's personal social media service or chat room service. Also, the information gathered in Wikipedia's headline must be from reliable sources. For instructions on how to create and edit Wikipedia headlines, see how to contribute below.
How to contribute
Wikipedia allows anyone to contribute by clicking a button or icon. On average, 10 out of 100 visitors to Wikipedia are active editors. Also, since anyone who visits Wikipedia has the right to edit the article, it is a great driving force for Wikipedia to grow with the contributions of diverse and many people. If you are a first-time contributor to Wikipedia, please read the White: Quick Guide first.
Wikipedia operates according to policies and guidelines based on five principles. The Five Principles are the unchanging principles on which Wikipedia is based. The five principles are:
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia.
Wikipedia looks at it from a 'neutral point of view'.
The articles on Wikipedia belong to all of us.
Wikipedia respects other users.
Wikipedia has no strict rules. Policies and guidelines are decided by consensus of Wikipedia users and may be changed back to consensus at any time. Policies are norms that everyone should follow, and guidelines are collections of best practices. You don't need to familiarize yourself with all the policies and guidelines when you first start editing, but be sure to read the instructions that other users have left in your user discussions, and if you don't understand, back:�