How to Work Well in wikiHow

wikiHow is the world's most popular How-to website. It's a community approach, which means that anyone can edit wikiHow. There are simple ways to work well on the site.

Steps

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    Practice your writing.
    • You can jot down tutorials on a practice pad and paper and practice your writing skills.
    • Don't use words that are too complicated for a layman to understand, but, at the same time, don't be too basic.
    • Write about what you know. You will need to practice your writing style and hone your skills constantly to become better and better at writing on WikiHow.
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    Be careful, methodical and patient while patrolling recent changes.
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    Be friendly. No one likes a grouch.
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    Visit the community dashboard.
    • Focus on quality, rather than trying to get on the Leaderboards. wikiHow is not a contest.
    • From copyediting to patrolling tips to tweeting an article forward, try everything! You never know what you may be good at.
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    Visit wikiHow as much as you can. Set a daily target and try to achieve it.
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    Read articles. Doing this improves your knowledge, and your knowledge will come in handy when you are writing an article.
    • See if there's something in an article that you can improve (such as a mistake), or add a tip to it if you can think of one. Just press the "Edit Article" button and give it a go!
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    Join groups, projects and teams. On wikiHow, you will find groups of like-minded people with a common objective. Join them and contribute to fulfilling the group's objective and mission.
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    Follow rules.
    • Don't break any wikiHow policy.
    • Be sure to toe the line.
    • Always be aware that you are not the only user of wikiHow. Any rule you break will be corrected soon by some other user.
    • Don't do anything which might cause you to get reprimanded by other users, or even blocked.

Tips

  • Decorate your user profile page with UIB's to add a personal touch to your profile.

Warnings

  • Don't vandalize.
  • Don't spam articles, user pages or talk pages.

Article Info

Categories: What You Can Do to Help | WikiHow