On Wikipedia, I enjoy learning about different species of animals I like to keep as pets, and different places in the world. I also enjoy reading on history-related articles but I don't edit these. On the Simple English Wikipedia, I've created over 200 animal articles, 80 different cities and towns and I've created over 100 other articles. In some cases I like to spend time at the Arabic Wikipedia learning the language and fighting vandals, I don't do much editing there.
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No one likes vandals but that doesn't mean we must crush them and trace their footsteps until they fall into an abyss . No, Wikipedia is about coming together as a community to inform, excite and educate those interested in the various topics Wikipedia has to offer. As to coming of this, one might think they are alone but on the contrary, there are Wikipedians just like you who enjoy the same topics as you. Who cares if you know more than the other, joining heads and learning from one another is the key, I believe, Wikipedia was invited to be. In some cases, you may like a specific topic and someone wants to change an entry on the article. You may be startled and may revert this edit, but what you may not know is, that user might feel like his or her edits are not welcomed. This can cause edit wars, so don't be too fast to revert but to educate on the reasoning behind it. No one likes a show off, so if this happens to you just explain yourself to the other user and make amends. Now, you might be new to the game (don't worry we've all been there) but you seem to keep getting warnings or notices from other users and/or bots reminding you that an edit you made was not a constructive edit. The next steps to do is to stop and evaluate. Look at your contributions and re-read those notices. Educate yourself with the rules and polices these users and/or bots have provided. Then try editing again and make sure you follow simple suggestions. If you seem to be having troubles, don't fret, any user who gave you a notice is more than happy to assist you.
Think twice before activating your second mysterious account. Not every user will think you are creating another account for other reasons (besides vandal) so explain yourself and make it be known what your true intentions are. Don't try and second guess the system, it always ends up finding out. Familiarize yourself with Wikipedia's non-free criteria, you wouldn't like it if someone stole your picture and presented as theirs. If you are trying to upload an image that you did not take yourself, then don't upload it. Ask for permission first, you never know if the original photographer might donate it to Wikipedia as an educational piece. I understand that sometimes it is hard to find free images of a subject you enjoy, but just remember, Wikipedia only allows articles of popular knowledge, so it's only time that a fan will stumble upon the article and upload their pictures .
Okay, let's say you started your first article and would someday appreciate it being featured on the main page for millions to read. The next steps into doing this is to make sure everything you can find on the web and on books are included in the article, however, don't over due it! Not everything about the topic has to be covered, just the important ones. After this, give a copy-editor a call and ask them to kindly copy-edit your article. Once they have finished, you may want another opinion from someone else who can pinpoint minor grammar errors and other helpful things. After they have concluded their review, add it to the list of good article nominations and hope someone can see the potential it has. If it passes, you can go on to the big boys arena. There, users who have edited Wikipedia for years and have a better understanding of how an article should be presented, will review the article and give their approval or explain why it cannot be supported. If your article passes then that's fantastic! Your next step is to continue, but remember it's not always about being perfect—just be you! Rippit, rippit out.