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

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Chapter 7. Cleanup, Projects, and Processes

Please don’t say you’re at a loss for something to do on Wikipedia today. There is far too much that needs to be fixed for that! Wikipedia’s broad concept of cleanup includes most tasks to improve articles once they have been created. Any time you need a break from writing new articles, you’ll find plenty of work waiting for you on existing ones.

Work on Wikipedia is self-directed. You can create your own tasks or look into the wide variety of projects and processes for improving and maintaining Wikipedia content in particular areas. You can almost always find someone else who is interested in working in the same areas as you are.

In this chapter, we’ll talk about some of the available cleanup tasks and ...

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