How to Not Be Bored on wikiHow

Get busy! You are not likely to be bored if you do something worthwhile and productive. Try doing something to avoid boredom by contributing on wikiHow!

Steps

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    Join wikiHow if you are 13 or over. If you are under 13, your parent will need to fill out a COPPA Form.
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    Edit articles that you would like to see improved. These can be stubs which are always fun to expand.
    • Click on the "Help Us" menu at the top for more ideas.
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    Do some bold edits to improve an article that has some weaknesses.
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    Create an article if you have something that you know how to do. See if there is already a similar article title to avoid it being a duplicate.
    • Answer a request. Put your cursor over "Help Us" on menu at the top.
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    Add a video to an article. Click the "Edit" menu at the top, hold down, and you will see a drop-down menu. Click on "Embed Video". Be sure to choose a video that complies with our video curation guidelines.
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    Add related wikiHow articles. Click on the option "Manage Related wikiHows" from the "Edit" drop-down menu.
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    Save an article that has been nominated for deletion. Saving articles from deletion shows your knowledge of the deletion policy, and that you're interested in improving articles. Don't remove the NFD tag, though! Post a comment on the article's discussion page or notify an administrator or New Article Booster, who will remove the NFD tag for you.
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    Patrol Recent Changes (RC). Anyone is welcome to to review wikiHow's most recent changes and decide which ones stay and which ones go. Most edits made to wikiHow each day are of good faith, but some of them are vandalism, and they get reverted by one of our RC patrollers.
    • Accessing the RC Patrol App: On the "Help Us" menu, click "Patrol Recent Changes". You can also access the app from the Community Dashboard.
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    Categorize some new articles. Look at the list of uncategorized pages. Alternatively, you can use our categorizer app.
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    Participate in our forums. Get involved in discussions and projects there.
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    Request an article. On the "Help Us" menu, click "Request a New Article". Be sure to search for duplicates first, as wikiHow is constantly changing.

Tips

  • Avoid chatting. Chatting back-and-forth with people about non-wikiHow related stuff clogs up the Recent Changes queue, thus creating more work for patrollers. If you want to chat, join a social networking site such as Facebook, Twitter, or visit wikiHow's IRC.
  • Use our Random Article feature if you are stuck on what to edit. Just click on "Random Article" to the right of any page (it's the button right next to "Write an Article".

Article Info

Categories: Boredom Busters