Wikipedia:Tip of the day/June 17, 2006

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Beware of instruction creep

Also called instructionitis, instruction creep is the tendency for instructions to grow and grow, until they become so long and complex that nobody wants to read them. When editing help pages, or instructions for Wikipedia's departments, please make them clear and concise, reducing them whenever possible.

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