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Tip of the day...
Spreading the WikiLove
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WikiLove is a term that refers to a general spirit of collegiality and mutual understanding among wiki users. It was coined over time on the mailing lists.

If we keep this common goal, this love of knowledge, in mind, if we concentrate on achieving a neutral point of view even when it is difficult, and if we try to actually understand what the other side has to say, then we can reach the state of "WikiLove".

To enable an easy widget for placing WikiLove on Talk pages, go to the editing tab of your Preferences, check off the box for Enable showing appreciation for other users with the WikiLove tab, scroll to the bottom of the preferences page, and save your change. Or you can manually use the templates linked below. Happy editing, and spread WikiLove!

To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd}}

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This is the tip of the day (AKA TOTD) project, providing useful daily advice on how to use or develop Wikipedia more effectively. This project is responsible for maintaining the Wikipedia:Tip of the day#Tip templates, and the collection of daily tips that are displayed by those templates.

Displaying tips on your user pages[edit]

To add one of the many versions of the tip of the day template to your user page, go here.

Participating...[edit]

To participate in developing, proofreading, and scheduling new tips, see the instructions on the talk page.

Tip of the day scheduling queue[edit]

Chronological list of tips[edit]

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List of tips by date

This is the tip of the day scheduling queue. The TOTD system operates on the Rolodex approach, in which each daily tip page is automatically displayed again year after year.

Each tip needs to be proofread before its upcoming presentation date arrives, to ensure that it has not grown out of date or become obsolete! Please help. For questions, comments, or to submit a new tip please go to our Project's Talk page.

Now, without further ado, here are Wikipedia's daily tips, by presentation date:

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Alphabetical list of tips[edit]

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List of tips by order of name

This is the tip scheduling queue arranged alphabetically. The TOTD system operates on the "yearless year" approach, in which each tip's page is automatically displayed year after year. There is also a chronological list of these tips.

Each tip needs to be proofread before its upcoming presentation date arrives, to ensure that it hasn't grown out of date or obsolete! Please help. For questions, comments, or to submit a new tip please go to this Project's Talk page.

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Tip templates[edit]

This is the list of tip display templates (also posted at Wikipedia:Tip of the day/July 21). Here is a gallery of display templates for you to view the display templates listed below:

  • {{totd}} – the main userspace version of the tip of the day template, with border, centered in the middle of the page. Complete with inspirational light bulb.
    • {{totd b}} – a more compact version of the above template. Useful for columns.
  • {{totd3}} – a purple box version, useful for displaying the tip in columns.
  • {{totd-random}} – this is the tip of the moment template, which automatically displays a different tip every time you enter a page it is on. If it doesn't update, try clearing your browser cache.
  • {{totd-tomorrow}} – this shows tomorrow's tip, and is used by Wikipedia tipsters to make sure that the tips are up-to-date and corrected before they go live.
  • {{tip of the day}} – the borderless version, with lightbulb.
  • {{tip of the day with h3 heading}} – the tip in heading/paragraph format (No light bulb).
  • {{totd2}} – the borderless version used on Wikipedia's Help page (which already has its own borders). (No lightbulb).
  • {{totd CP}} – like the help page version, but with a box & light bulb. Spans the whole field (screen or column) that it is in.
  • {{totd-static}} –  like the totd version but the date is static. You have to manually change the date. Good for testing purposes.

Random tip[edit]


The following template {{Totd-random}} is for Wikipedians who can't wait until tomorrow for their next tip! It presents a random tip each time you reload the page it is presented on:

Fetch another random tip | Tip of the moment...
Use your browser's toolbar to navigate Wikipedia

To create a link to the current page on your browser's toolbar, copy and paste its URL onto the toolbar. This will create an accessible bookmark that you can access anytime regardless of where you are on the Web. Do this for multiple pages to create your own customized Wikipedia navigation bar.

To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd-random}}

Tomorrow's tip[edit]


This template {{Totd-tomorrow}} is for monitoring the tip queue one day in advance for any editing needs:

Please proofread the daily tip...

It's displayed below one day early.

Some tips are obsolete. So we need new tips too. Please share your best tips and tip ideas at the Tip of the day department.


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Tomorrow's tip of the day...
Templates for Age and Dates

Wikipedia contains age calculation templates that self-update every day to keep date and age information current. These are very useful for a dynamic online encyclopedia and save users from having to regularly update that kind of information.

Many articles including biography articles contain infoboxes which use these age and date templates.

For example: The article for Benjamin Franklin infobox contains template {{death date and age|1790|4|17|1706|1|17}}.

Results display his birth date and age at death: April 17, 1790(1790-04-17) (aged 84)

To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd-tomorrow}}

See also[edit]

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