MediaWiki:Customusertemplate-ACP2-Be a part of Wikipedia (Geography, Organizing)

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Here is how you can help:

An orphan on Wikipedia is defined as "a page with few or no links from other pages." These pages can still be found by searching Wikipedia, but it is preferable that they can also be reachable by links from related pages; it is therefore helpful to add links from other suitable pages with similar and/or related information. Here is how you can help:

Click on one of the links in the list on the left hand side ("List of geography articles that are orphaned"). This will bring you directly to the article that is not connected with other Wikipedia articles.

Read the article and think about which other Wikipedia articles should link to this article (i.e. the "parent" article). Use the search field to get to one of these articles.

When you find an appropriate parent, insert a meaningful link to the orphaned article.

To do this, click on "Edit" at the top of the screen (next to the search field):

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Then, add a link to the orphaned article. Go to the word that will contain the link (you might also add some appropriate words first). Add square brackets on each side of the word you wish to link. Example: [[Geography]] will link to the Wikipedia article Geography.

Finally, enter a description of what you have done in the "Edit summary" field (e.g. "Adding link to orphaned article") and click on the "Save" button. Wasn't that easy? Thanks for helping to improve Wikipedia!

List of geography articles that are orphaned: