Writing for Wikipedia
But there are tools, first of all the Visual editor.
It can also be useful to choose a simplified interface: e.g. the Timeless skin (via global preferences).
- Name recognition, notability
- Objective, neutral writing
- do not take a stand
- Let all opinions be heard
- Write for your readers:
- the author's work can be sampled by 1000s of readers
- Writing is deleting
- No superfluous words
- Keep it simple:
- simple language
- simple speech
- Write timelessly:
- no relative time indications
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