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How Wikipedia Works by Ben Yates, Charles Matthews, Phoebe Ayers

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Appendix C. Edit Summaries Jargon

Every time a person edits a Wikipedia article, he or she can add a line of text that summarizes the edit in the Edit summary box that is provided underneath the edit window. Wikipedia has no formal etiquette governing the content of edit summaries, but a vast body of jargon has developed over the years. This jargon is useful because it makes describing common types of edits easy, but the jargon can also be daunting to readers who are unfamiliar with it. This cheat sheet lists common edit summary terms and explains their meanings.

See [[Wikipedia:Edit summary legend]] for more terms used in edit summaries. See “Edit Summaries and Minor Edits” on Edit Summaries and Minor Edits for a full explanation of edit summaries ...

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