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Welcome to the Wikipedia Job Center.

What do Wikipedians do?

If you are looking for a way to help, find a job that suits you, read the appropriate background pages, and be bold.
If you are looking for editors who do a particular job, find their project pages and noticeboards.
If you are here for the fuzzy feeling, stand back and marvel at the range of work that is done daily by other Wikipedians.

Visit the talk page to propose a new job before editing this page.

Writing[edit]

Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Create an Article

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Create a new article to help expand the reach of the encyclopedia.
Create an article on a subject previously unknown to Wikipedia.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Expand a Stub

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Help fill the gaps of Wikipedia article content.
Help make small articles called stubs more complete by doing more research.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Translate an Article

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Translate articles from a variety of other languages.
Sometimes, articles are contributed to in other languages. The contributions contain important content so helpers are needed to decipher them and reveal the inner content to the public. You don't need to know a language (although it's preferred); you can just use a translator (such as Google Translate) to get a rough translation and then edit it some more to make it flow better.
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Maintenance[edit]

Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Anti-Vandalism

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Stop vandals from damaging Wikipedia
Wikipedia gets thousands of edits per day - unfortunately many of these are vandalism. As a Recent Changes Patroller, you are the first line of defense against such abuse, ensuring that readers of Wikipedia are not faced with vandalized content where they expected to find a useful article.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Categorization

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Help put pages into their rightful categories.
Pages need to be put into categories so that the public can more easily find them. Help search the new pages feed and the Uncategorized Pages category in order to find pages to categorize.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Fact-Checking

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Help to verify articles' information, add sources, and fix links.
Sometimes, editors add information without adding sources to back it up. And sometimes sources get old and experience linkrot. Your job will be to add sources, verify content, and repair linkrot.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg General Image Maintenance

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Help fix issues with images.
Uploading images on Wikipedia is a lengthy process and many mistakes are made. Therefore, there are a lot of mistakes that need to be fixed.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg General Article Maintenance

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Help fix issues with articles.
Articles created in a rush often have various issues. Please help fix them to make the article decent for the public.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Merging and Splitting

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Sometimes articles need to be combined or separated by hand.
Help merge articles by adding a redirect and copying and pasting or help split an article by removing content and pasting it into a new article.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg New Images Patrol

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Prevent the release of illegal images.
Search the new images feed to find pictures that violate rules and copyright laws and get them deleted.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg New Pages Patrol

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Help delete spam articles before the public sees them.
Some people, either acting in good faith or maliciously, create new articles which aren't suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia. By participating in new article patrol you can ensure that these articles are deleted as soon as possible. And for that rare gem of a good article right out of the gate, New Article Patrollers are in an excellent position to make sure that it's nominated for the Did You Know... section of the Main Page.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Random Article Patrol

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See Wikipedia as it really is, and learn a lot of random information.
Random article patrol is a chance to appreciate how good (and how lacking) Wikipedia is. It's a wonderfully soothing experience, especially after tedious maintenance tasks. As a bonus, it can be a great training tool to sharpen your knowledge if you're a trivia buff or are scheduled to appear on Jeopardy! Just go to random pages and fix what you can.
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Community[edit]

Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Conflict Resolution

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Help editors come to a consensus with minimal conflict.
Providing unbiased commentary is a great chance to improve your Wiki-relations. Instead of debating, you can read the arguments of opposing editors and suggest a compromise that is in Wikipedia’s best interest. By doing so, you will learn a lot about the policies.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Contribute to Noticeboards

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Help contribute to discussions on noticeboards.
Contribute your opinions to noticeboards in order to have a say in decisions and help come to consensus on certain issues.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Good Articles

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Help edit and nominate articles or review nominations of articles for good article status.
Find potentially good articles and work on them for a while to bring them up to a high standard. Then nominate them for Good Article status. Or on the other hand, you can review good article nominations and critique them.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Help Someone

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Answer questions on noticeboards.
Help a user needing help. You don't have to know everything and you can just answer the questions you know. There is a need for more helpers to help speed up response times.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg The Rewards Board

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Come to receive or post reward listings for editing tasks.
The Rewards Board is a place where anyone can come to either post a task that they want done in exchange for a reward or to fufill a task in exchange for a reward. The rewards offered are mostly barnstars but some people offer items or money for their tasks.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Today's Article for Improvement

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Help improve daily selected articles.
Every day, an article is chosen on the page on the link to the right and it is your job to help make a contribution to it so by the end of the day it will be much better.
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See also[edit]