Wikipedia customs and best practices
July 5, 2011 10:19 AM Subscribe
I have a friend who has asked me for help editing a Wikipedia entry. Well... not so much editing as a complete re-write. He is probably the foremost expert on the topic, which is fairly obscure. It's been years since I participated in Wikipedia, and I am not sure of the current culture and best practices.
posted by kimdog to computers & internet (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Someone else has written an entry on the topic, and is the only user to have contributed to it. The entry is rather short (but more than a "stub") and includes some factual errors. My friend left some info on the talk page pointing these things out, but never got any feedback/response. He's now written an in depth entry for the topic from scratch, including sources. Should he just overwrite the existing entry? Or should he make an effort to incorporate some of the original language? Any Wiki editors in the house?