Help:Adults

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Bg-pin.gif This page explains to adults and older adolescents how they can get involved in the project. If you're looking for technical support, consult the main help page.

Children all over the world unite their efforts ans share their knowledge to build their own encyclopedia. To do it, they need help from their elders.

As an "grown-up", you can help them in this beautiful collective adventure!
Adults can help Wikiminauts

Reread and correct articles

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The point is not to write in the children's place. But if you see a problem in a page, you can edit it.

You can, for example :

  • correct english mistakes (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.) ;
  • make sure typographical rules are followed (capital letters, spaces before and/or after punctuation marks, etc.) ;
  • reformulate wrong or inexact informations ;
  • add elements to facilitate reading an unclear article ;
  • organize a long article by adding subtitles before some paragraphs, or even entirely reorganizing the article ;
  • add a short introduction for articles that don't have one yet (a regular introduction consists in 1 or 2 phrases to sum up key elements – ex. : "Neil Armstrong was an American astronaut born on the 5th of August 1930 in Wapakoneta and who died on the 25th of August 2012 in Columbus. He is best known for being the first man to walk on the Moon.")
  • etc.

Watch recent modifications

A special page registers all recent activities in Wikimini and reports recent changes added to the encyclopedia :

This page allows you to keep an eye on the site's activity and to spot eventual inappropriate content.

Other histories are also available, you can even follow them. (Learn more).

Link articles

A particularly interesting and important aspect of Wikimini resides in the possibility of creating links between articles. This consists in including in the text, on a few chosen words, links towards other articles likely to be of interest for the reader.


This possiblility is not used enough by some contributors. Don't hesitate to add links to articles that don't have any yet. (How to do it?)

Illustrate articles

If you encounter an article that only contains text, don't hesitate to illustrate it. You can for example :

Encourage

Don't hesitate to use the discussion pages available on the site to encourage and advise children who participate in building the encyclopedia. You can for example :

Other remarks

It is important to emphasize that there aren't different types of accounts depending on the user's age. This information is not asked when creating an account.

If you have questions, you can ask them in the Forum.


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