Why are Wikipedia pages deleted?

Why are Wikipedia pages deleted?

Reasons for deletion Content that meets at least one of the criteria for speedy deletion. Copyright violations and other material violating Wikipedia’s non-free content criteria. Vandalism, including inflammatory redirects, pages that exist only to disparage their subject, patent nonsense, or gibberish.

Can you print Wikipedia?

This page in a nutshell: To print a Wikipedia page, select File → Print from your web browser, or click on the browser print icon. In general, printing a Wikipedia article is as simple as selecting Printable version from the MediaWiki sidebar.

Is Wikipedia a book?

The English edition of Wikipedia Encyclopedia contains around 5 million articles and if someone were to print the entire Wikipedia encyclopedia into a book, the size of the printed book would roughly be equivalent to 2000+ volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica (source).

What Wikipedia is not?

Wikipedia is not a mirror or a repository of links, images, or media files. Wikipedia is neither a mirror nor a repository of links, images, or media files.

What happens if you delete a Wikipedia page?

Deletion of a Wikipedia page removes the complete page (and all previous versions) from public view. Deletion happens when a page is unsuitable, unhelpful, or does not meet the required criteria.

Who can update Wikipedia?

Anyone can – it’s open to all and can be modified and edited by anyone. However, Wikipedia’s administrators protect some pages from direct editing if they believe they are regularly subjected to “vandalism” – the addition of abusive language or falsehoods.

How do you nominate a Wikipedia article for deletion?

  1. To nominate a page, place the {{subst:Proposed deletion|concern=reason for proposed deletion}} tag at the top of the page.
  2. If anybody objects to the deletion (usually by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} tag—see full instructions below), the proposal is aborted and may not be re-proposed.

How do I save an article from Wikipedia?

You type text into the edit box (less commonly written editbox), and then click buttons to preview and finally save your work.

How do I find a deleted Wikipedia article?

Recovering deleted pages from a wiki

  1. Navigate to Control Panel Dashboard > Start managing wikis.
  2. Click the name of the wiki where you want to recover a page.
  3. Click Pages.
  4. If desired, you can filter the list to show deleted pages by clicking Only show deleted pages in the Filter by drop-down.
  5. Click Apply Filter.

Should I donate to Wikipedia?

With the money it generates through these contributions, Wikipedia is able to keep its servers running and also maintain the site and ensure that it is secure, loads quickly, and protects user data. Generous donations from its massive user base also helps the site maintain its independence.

Why is Wikipedia hated?

It was a wiki, where anyone could post, edit, and change anything. Abuse was common enough that it quickly developed a reputation for being unreliable, and because many students don’t think about why rules exist, they simply said, “No wikipedia.”

What happens when you edit Wikipedia?

When you edit a Wikipedia page, you can either log in or complete this task anonymously. If you are logged in, it will display your username and the edit you have made. If you have done so anonymously, it will just record your IP address . Wikipedia does not object to anonymous entries.