How to Create a Good Tip for a wikiHow Article

Unfortunately, many tips on wikiHow articles are deleted because they are off-topic and repetitive. You can create a good tip very easily, though.


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    Determine if the tip has been already created on the article. Be aware, as what you want to say might be rephrased, but will still end up meaning the same thing.
  2. 2
    Determine the tip's relevance. Make sure your tip isn't best suited on another article. Don't post the tip if it has no relevance to the article it's being written on.
  3. 3
    Write the tip. Granted the tip hasn't been created yet and is relevant, go ahead and write it. Use correct spelling and grammar, and double-check that your message is conveyed as effectively as possible.
  4. 4
    Wait for your tip to be patrolled. Your tip will need to be patrolled before it is shown on the article. Give it some time. If the tip is good, you will have nothing to worry about.
    • Tips go through two layers of quality control (Tips Patrol and Quality Guardian).
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    Celebrate! Your tip should now show and will help make the world a more informed place.


  • Don't use first or third person when making a tip. Make it a simple statement.

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