User:Tazmaniacs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Those are very helpful guidelines to write Wikipedia:

  • WP:SOURCE (WP:Attribution)
    • WP:NOR (No original research - OR)
    • WP:SYNT (No synthesis of sources for OR)
  • WP:CITE sources
  • WP:AUW, WP:DATE and WP:CONTEXT: stop overlinking!
    • This guideline recalls that there are three ways to cite sources. I do not like Citation templates, as they make very complex edit pages and are more bother than anything else. You can achieve exactly the same result without taking so much place on the edit page. In particular, they are not appropriate to face link rot. I hate the practice of deleting a newspaper source because the link doesn't work any more. You can't delete past history: the article still exists, and the link should be removed without deleting the source.
  • Wikipedia:Guide to writing better articles#Provide context for the reader. Necessary, and all too often forgotten. Think that an alien is going to read this or that article.
  • WP:TRITE: Use clear, concise sentences. We are not writing a novel.
  • Wikipedia:Only make links that are relevant to the context It is tiring to see all country names wikilinked ten times, when you perfectly know that 0,0001% of the reader is going to click on, say, the United States. If you really need to look information on the US, you surely can Google "United States" up and find the relevant Wiki page.

Help[edit]

News[edit]

McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft

Ongoing: Commonwealth Games Gaza conflict Ebola outbreak Ukrainian unrest


Wikinews on Politics and conflicts

Wikinews-logo.svg

Other current events:

Wikipedia?[edit]

The Signpost
23 July 2014

"The phenomenal but unreliable online encyclopedia is best used with a healthy dose of scepticism", correctly stated The Times of London on July 21, 2006. But again, reading The Times of London as the New York Times is also done with a "healthy dose of scepticism". Thus, the importance of sources...

So, healthy dose of scepticism, as always should we add, and also, when you find something really interesting, be sure to make a permanent link (as done immediately above) or even copy it into your personal files. And, more important than anything else, be sure to check Reliable sources, and Cite sources, as well as Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to set them up. Post a message here (I will adress content dispute on the relevant talk pages, but you might want to let me know by leaving me a post if you're in a hurry for the answer).

Messages[edit]

>>Please leave any messages on my talkpage.<<

Today's featured article

SMS Goeben

SMS Goeben was the second of two Moltke-class battlecruisers of the Imperial German Navy, launched in 1911 and named after the German Franco-Prussian War veteran General August Karl von Goeben. Compared to their British rivals in the Indefatigable class, Goeben and her sister ship were significantly larger and better armored. After her commissioning, Goeben, with the light cruiser Breslau, patrolled the Mediterranean during the Balkan Wars. After the outbreak of World War I on 28 July 1914, Goeben and Breslau evaded British naval forces and reached Constantinople. The two ships were transferred to the Ottoman Empire on 16 August 1914, and Goeben became the flagship of the Ottoman Navy as Yavuz Sultan Selim. By bombarding Russian facilities in the Black Sea, she brought Turkey into World War I on the German side. In later service, she carried the remains of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk from Istanbul to İzmit in 1938. She was decommissioned in 1950 and scrapped in 1973, after the West German government declined to buy her back. She was the last surviving ship built by the Imperial German Navy, and the longest-serving battlecruiser or dreadnought-type ship in any navy. (Full article...)

Part of the Battlecruisers of Germany series, one of Wikipedia's featured topics.

Recently featured: Manta ray – The Simpsons Movie – St James' Church, Sydney

Did you know...

From Wikipedia's new and recently improved content:

Portrait of Andrea Doria as God of Sea