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

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Chapter 8. Make and Mend Wikipedia’s Web

In Chapter 3, we described many ways to browse Wikipedia. For instance, readers can explore Wikipedia via the links between pages or through categories of related articles. If an area of Wikipedia has been worked on for long enough, these browsing journeys go smoothly. But Wikipedia’s content does not start out perfectly linked or classified, and new articles need to be integrated with existing content. Articles need care and attention to become fully usable in the context of the rest of the site.

This chapter turns to web-building techniques on Wikipedia. You can add to, alter, and mend Wikipedia as a piece of hypertext. We’ll cover six concepts for building navigational structures, linking articles, and ...

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