Policies and guidelines
Wikipedia has many established policies, guidelines, conventions, and traditions. This is a very brief sampling of some of the most important; for more information, see the main policies and guidelines page. Policies and guidelines apply to both articles and how to work with fellow editors. For easy access, the shortcuts to the pages are also listed.
Working with others
New user information
Introduction · Tutorial · Sandbox · Help · Adoption · What Wikipedia is not · Glossary · Account benefits · Planning school assignments · New contributors' help page · FAQ
Ways to communicate
Contact (overview) · Discussion pages · Mailing lists · IRC chat · Meetups · User pages · Requests for comment · Public watchlists · Regional notice boards · Administrators' noticeboard · Requests for article feedback · Local Embassy
Community support groups and programs
Welcoming committee · Editor assistance · Wiki-adoption · Birthday Committee · Harmonious editing club · Wikipedia awards program · Dept. of Fun · Missing encyclopedic articles
Featured content · Good articles · Requests for feedback · Deleting a page (full policy) · Moving a page (naming policies) · Protecting a page (full policy) · Reverting a page · Administrator nominations (summaries) · Category-based access
How to resolve conflicts
Stay cool! · Be nice to newcomers · Alert others · Dispute resolution · Arbitration policy
About Wikipedia · Goings-on · About Wikimedia · Wikipedians · Wiki-adoption · Donations · Merchandise · Administrators · Babel · Culture · Games · Humor · Mottoes
|Here is a list of the main community pages of Wikipedia's sister projects.
All of these projects are multilingual and open-content.
||Coordination of all Wikimedia projects.
||A collaborative multilingual dictionary.
||News stories written by readers.
||A collection of collaborative non-fiction books.
||A compendium of referenced quotations.
||A repository for free source texts.
||A directory of species.
||Where teachers learn, and learners teach.
||A world-wide travel guide.
||A free knowledge base that can be read and
edited by humans and machines alike.
||Repository for free images and other media files.
Tip of the day
Good article nominations
Wikipedia articles improved to C-class, and then B-class status may be submitted to the peer review process to receive ideas and feedback from other editors.
Upon successful completion of the peer review, an article can be nominated for GA-Class (Good Article) status.
A good article is...
- 1. Well written: Prose and layout are clear, and comply with certain aspects of the Manual of Style (MOS); in particular, the lead is a concise summary of the article.
- 2. Accurate and verifiable: Reliable sources are provided, and cited where necessary.
- 3. Broad: It covers the main aspects of the topic without going into unnecessary detail. It is encyclopedic.
- 4. Neutral: It represents viewpoints fairly and without bias.
- 5. Stable: It does not change significantly from day-to-day.
- 6. Illustrated: if possible and relevant, by images with acceptable copyright status, fair use rationales where necessary, and succinct captions.
In turn, good articles are eligible for being submitted as candidates for FA-Class (Featured Article) status.