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Wikipedia essays showcase

On Wikipedia, an essay is a page in the project namespace (Wikipedia:) that is written by one or more editors that typically addresses some aspect of working on or with Wikipedia. Such pages are categorized into Category:Wikipedia essays or a related subcategory. Essays may range from personal or minority views, to views that enjoy a wide consensus amongst Wikipedia editors. Unlike policies and guidelines, no formal attempt to gauge their consensus has been made.

User essays have a purpose similar to essays placed in the project namespace; however, they are often authored by only one person, and may represent a strictly personal viewpoint about Wikipedia.

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This page provides some basic examples for how to write a fair use rationale. Good rationales might expand on why the non-free item is needed, why a free item cannot be used in its place, and what essential function it performs in each article in which it is to be used. Please modify the text so that it applies to the specific image and use of it. If the image is used in several articles, then include a separate rationale for each article. If the article text comments on the image itself, then write so because that strengthens the fair use claim. It may be preferable to use the template {{non-free use rationale}} when adding the fair use rationale. The examples below are generic and meant for reference, and are not meant to be copied verbatim to fair use media pages.

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Don't give examples of how to cause disruption (e.g. "don't click on this link or you will crash Wikipedia") because this may will actually tempt some people to do it.

— from Wikipedia:Don't stuff beans up your nose

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  • This essay will go over the use of textbooks as references briefly.

An essay that is less than a month old can go in this space.


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