How to Be Well Liked on wikiHow

It's important to maintain good relationships on wikiHow, because it's a collaborative effort. Being well-liked can take time and patience, but in the end will become a go-to person for advice and direction if you are friendly, welcoming and helpful.


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    Understand what wikiHow is not. This is not a chatting site. You are here to to create and improve articles, and help with our mission.
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    Be kind and courteous. Take suggestions kindly and offer suggestions along with a friendly compliment.
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    Be friendly. Many wikiHowians like a friendly user, and struggle to get along with unfriendly users. Here are some ways to set a good example:
    • Welcome new users and help them when they need a hand. Look over the users' contributions and offer a personal note of appreciation.
    • Avoid being afraid to ask for advice. Good, constructive advice will assist you in becoming a better wikiHowian.
    • Thank people for their hard work. Many people are dedicated wikiHowians that have a lot to offer to our mission. Look out for promising new contributors, edits and articles, and offer a note of appreciation to hardworking users.
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    Contact an administrator to handle a conflict. Otherwise, handle it politely with good judgement and without retaliation.
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    Be humble. Accept constructive criticism with an open mind, and avoid boasting about the work that you do on wikiHow. You should be on wikiHow for the benefit of enjoying yourself and helping people around the world, not being recognized for your work. If you have accomplishments, talk about them on your user page rather than constantly boasting about them. People can grow irritated from hearing one person boast on and on about what he or she has done.


  • Do not vandalize or spam wikiHow.

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