clavisa:genderific replied to your post “History of wikipedia and fandom”actually at that time you…



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“History of wikipedia and fandom”

actually at that time you were giving me tips for how to prevent it from happening and I did those things and it still happened so I gave up. I only started attempting to edit in the first place because you were so pro-female wiki editors!

the weird thing is that while this totally sounds like a thing I would have done, I actually don’t remember doing it. so I guess there are a few tricks to getting content to stick on wikipedia, and it would be useful if we could share knowledge around that. (ps to reply to your other thing for the benefit of people following along, yes I definitely think having an account would help your edits not get reverted, it’s like sending an anon message on tumblr but with more risk of vandalism)

if lies is an active editor that might help though? and destinationtoast suggested maybe having a hangout in which we edit wp and talk about it with each other, which might be cool? 

I haven’t done much editing on Wikipedia in a while, but I used to do a fair amount. I’d be happy to participate in a hangout if you do one.

There are Wikipedia pages on how to get started as an editor. Some good ones are:

The mechanics are pretty easy. It’s the other editors that make it tricky. Editing contentious articles like those for politicians is toward the challenging end of the spectrum in that regard.

It helps to use a login (which actually is better for you if you’re concerned about privacy). Sometimes it can help to involve yourself on the article’s talk page so you can hash out what sort of change you want to make and build consensus before you actually make the change.

The big thing if you want your edits to persist is to get familiar Wikipedia’s concepts of notability, verifiably, and neutral point of view. If a change is being persistently reverted it’s usually because another editor thinks it’s violating one of those.

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