wikiHow

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wikiHow is a wiki-based website with a collection of articles which tell people how to do things. The site uses version 1.12.0 of MediaWiki . The site now has over 135,000 how-to articles. wikiHow's mission is to create the world's largest collection of how-to information. In May 2011, wikiHow had 36 million unique readers.[1] As of August 2011, the number of registered wikiHow users was more than 350,000.[2]

History[change | edit source]

In January 2005, Jack Herrick and Josh Hannah started wikiHow. On April 28, 2006, wikiHow was launched on its own www.wikihow.com domain.[3]

Censorship[change | edit source]

wikiHow's censorship policy usually does not allow articles about things that: [4]

  • Are "sexually charged"
  • Are inaccurate
  • Contain potty humor
  • Are joke pages, or pages that rely on backwards logic
  • Are spam pages, or pages advertising a product or service
  • Violate copyright
  • Are not a step-by-step how-to guide
  • Are illegal
  • Contain drug use; especially information about illegal drugs
  • Or are potentially destructive or dangerous.

Some people complain that this does not support the idea behind an educational resource.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Herrick, Jack (Apr. 2007). "WikiHow Site Traffic Statistics". wikiHow. http://www.wikihow.com/wikiHow:Statistics. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  2. "wikiHow Statistics". http://www.wikihow.com/Special:Statistics. Retrieved 2007-09-20.
  3. Herrick, Jack (Sept. 2006). "History of eHow and wikiHow". wikiHow. http://www.wikihow.com/History-of-eHow-and-wikiHow. Retrieved 2006-10-26.
  4. "wikiHow Deletion Policy". wikiHow. http://www.wikihow.com/wikiHow:Deletion-Policy. Retrieved 2010-06-26.

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