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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Prepare for the Event

  1. Create a Wikipedia account if you don't have one already
  2. Decide what to work on. See our lists of suggested articles, and Wikipedia activities to complete during and after the event. 
  3. ​​​​​​Sign in to our Dashboard on the day of the event. This helps us keep statistics to show the impact of our collective work.

Review Wikipedia's Core Policies

Neutral point of view 

All Wikipedia articles and other encyclopedic content must be written from a neutral point of view, representing significant views fairly, proportionately and without bias. This means that we write about people, places and things without inserting our personal views and opinions of them or their lives. It also means we seek out articles that are clearly written with bias and we rewrite them.

Conflict of Interest

When advancing outside interests is more important to an editor than advancing the aims of Wikipedia, that editor stands in a conflict of interest. If you think you have a conflict of interest, don’t create the article. You can post that someone else should create it on a related talk page

Verifiability

 On Wikipedia, verifiability means that people reading and editing the encyclopedia can check that information comes from a reliable source. Material challenged or likely to be challenged, and all quotations must be attributed to a reliable, published source. You should see citations at the bottom of every article and if you don’t, that’s a problem. You’ll need to add citations to articles from trusted newspapers, magazines, books, etc. to keep them from being deleted.

No original research

Wikipedia articles must not contain original research. The phrase “original research” is used on Wikipedia to refer to material—such as facts, allegations, and ideas—for which no reliable, published sources exist. To demonstrate that you are not adding original research, you must be able to cite reliable, published sources that are directly related to the topic of the article, and directly support the material being presented.

Notability

The notability criterion on Wikipedia means that if the subject of an article hasn’t received significant coverage by third party reliable sources , then most likely it will not be considered notable enough to have its own page or exist on the platform at all. There are specific guidelines for biographies, events, books, organizations, etc. We want to be clear that just because Wikipedia’s rules say something or someone isn’t notable, does not mean it’s not notable.

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