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Other statements of Wikipedia's purposes, aims or goals[edit]

(in no particular order, should be ordered, do it later)

  1. Wikipedia:Wikipedia in brief. Wikipedia aims to be a neutral compilation of verifiable, established facts.
  2. Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. The aim of Wikipedia is to produce a neutral, reliably sourced encyclopedia.
  3. Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia, a high-quality encyclopedia.
  4. Wikipedia:Libel. The goal of Wikipedia is to create an encyclopedic information source adhering to a neutral point of view, with all information being referenced through the citation of reliable published sources, so as to maintain a standard of verifiability.
  5. Wikipedia:Credibility. Credibility is one of Wikipedia's goals.
  6. Wikipedia:Contributing to Wikipedia. Wikipedia's goal is to compile the sum of all human knowledge into a Web-based, free content encyclopedia.
  7. User:Alan Liefting/Essays/The sum of all human knowledge. Jimmy Wales wants Wikipedia to be the sum of human knowledge.
  8. Wikipedia:Advice for parents. Wikipedia aims to offer "the sum of all human knowledge" in a format which is legal to copy, modify and redistribute (copyleft, as we call it) to all, at no cost.
  9. Wikipedia:Free speech. Wikipedia is dedicated to expanding access to the sum of human knowledge.
  10. "Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing."
  11. Wikipedia:A Hybrid of Political Doctrine and Encyclopedic Collaboration the goal of disseminating the sum of human knowledge to every person on Earth.
  12. Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Miscellaneous/2008_December_7#Has_Wikipedia_spread_the_sum_of_human_knowledge.3F


But what is knowledge, and how do definitions of knowledge constrain the aim of the project? --SmokeyJoe (talk) 08:24, 11 September 2011 (UTC)