User:DiverDave/Useful

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Editing articles[edit]

Writing articles[edit]

Good article review – see WP:WIAGA for Good article criteria

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose quality: Clear and concise writing
    B. MoS compliance: Complies with the basic MoS
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. References to sources: Sources are reliable
    B. Citation of reliable sources where necessary: Well referenced where needed
    C. No original research:
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects: Broad in scope
    B. Focused: Remains focused on topic
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are copyright tagged, and non-free images have fair use rationales:
    B. Images are provided where possible and appropriate, with suitable captions:
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail: Pass!

The path to a featured article

Image submission[edit]

  • 1. Ensure the image meets all of the featured picture criteria:
    • Good contrast, accurate exposure, neutral color balance, in focus, good composition, appropriate aspect ratio, no highly distracting or obstructing elements.
    • Sufficiently high resolution. After cropping, an image must be a minimum of 1500 pixels along its shortest edge to be considered as a featured picture. Further information on image size can be found here.
    • Examples of common technical problems can be found here. Examples of featured picture subject matter can be found here.
  • 2. Upload image file at Wikimedia Upload Wizard. Remember to add appropriate file name, description, license, and categories.
  • 3. Nominate image here.

Tools[edit]

Symbol confirmed.svg Hook length and links, article length and creation/expansion date OK. In-line citation(s) verified. Image file is public domain, from Wikimedia Commons. Nice work! DiverDave (talk) 02:41, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

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Sockpuppet investigations

Citation templates[edit]



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Current accessdate: 2014-07-24