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Revision as of 01:33, 23 April 2008

For a list of all current help documents, click on the category Help link at the bottom of this page.

Suggested How-to Articles


Suggestions for search-related articles are included below:


How to author is currently a requested page. This subject may be answered in part by the following articles:

Articles being considered for inclusion in this topic of discussion are:

  • How to Format an article
  • How toCite sources
  • What you need to know before authoring


  1. How to Create categories
  2. How to remove a category from a page
  3. When should a category be removed from a page


  1. When does an image qualify to be added to a page?
  2. How to add sufficient metadata to images and submit for review
  3. How do I know when review of an image is complete?


  1. How to add boxes to a portal page
  2. How to write "Did you know?" and "News Items" articles
  3. How to write a News and Events article for the Main Page

How-to Articles Already Written

Please visit "Getting Started" to view existing articles.

Proposed How-to Articles

Proposed How-to Articles Related to Portal Pages

  1. Edit a portal page
  2. Add to the directory of portals

Proposed How-to Articles Related to Flagging

  1. Flag duplicates
  2. Flag title ambiguity
  3. Flag an article that’s not in English
  4. Flag a page needing expert attention
  5. Flag bias
  6. Flag a stub
  7. Flag for verification
  8. Build list of articles flagged as duplicates
  9. Discuss merger of flagged articles
  10. Merge the articles flagged as duplicates
  11. Edit flagged titles
  12. Adjudicate flagged articles based on policy
  13. Build list of titles flagged for ambiguity
  14. Libel or Copyright Infringement.
    • Flag for libel or copyright infringement.
    • Generate list of articles flagged
    • Record research notes on articles flagged
  15. Speedy Deletion
    • Flag for Speedy Deletion: Regular users can’t delete an article. (Only Administrators can.) Regular users need to be able to flag articles for speedy deletion.
    • Find Speedy Deletion policy speedily.
    • Discuss articles flagged for Speedy Deletion. (It may not be obvious whether the article should be deleted; discussion is sometimes necessary.)
    • Adjudicate flagged articles according to policy.
    • Delete articles flagged for Speedy Deletion.

Additional Proposed How-to Articles

  1. Register ... and why.
  2. Undo archive or delete
  3. How non-image files are reviewed
  4. Redundancy: Finding & Merging Duplicate Articles
  5. Recategorize an article
  6. Quickly find guidelines for article merging
  7. Print or copy an article or screen
  8. Disambiguation of titles
  9. Quickly find disambiguation guidelines
  10. Page Blanking
  11. Lock Pages
  12. Know where to start
  13. Communicate new issues (give feedback)
  14. Define terms used on pages
  15. Define tabs and what they are used for
  16. Toolbox selections
  17. Join a discussion group
  18. Explain permanent link
  19. Create a subpage
  20. Communicate new issues (give feedback)
  21. Nominate a good article
  22. Apply for featured article status
  23. Add a section
  24. Merge pages
  25. Move a page

Note: For definitions of any of these functions, see Wikipedia.org.