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Wikipedia page needs an update - any volunteers?

  1. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 8 years ago

    Hey everyone,

    Our Wikipedia entry:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HubPages
    is a bit overdue for an update.

    Due to Wikipedia's rules, we are not allowed as HubPages employees to make any changes to the site. However, HubPages community members are free to do so.

    Are there any volunteers that would like to help update it? Any established editors/contributors on Wikipedia would be best, since their changes would likely be trusted. Otherwise, the page is free to be changed by anyone, provided that it avoids promotional language (strongly discouraged, and could jeopardize the page) and conforms with the rules of the site in terms of attributing sources with retrieval dates, etc.

    If so, here are some data points that you can use to update it:

    - According to Quantcast, HubPages gets about 22.8 million monthly visits and 88.1 million page views

    - over 600,000 Hubs are currently published on the site

    - there are 9 staff members (not 7)

    - Paul Deeds is the Founder and General Manager of HubPages

    - Users can also monetize their content using Kontera, in addition to AdSense, Amazon and eBay

    - There are additional features we've added, like Polls, Quizzes, and Questions and Answers

    - We have two programs that help and encourage writers identify and build on topics in the form of Hubs: HubMob and the 30 Day Challenge

    Thank you!

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I am an established editor (and writer) - Just not for WikiPedia. If no experienced WikiPedia editor/contirbutor volunteers, since that is your preference, I will be happy to do it for you.

      Regards,
      -m

  2. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 8 years ago

    Thank you, Cosette!

    If you have any questions about making edits in a Wiki, please let us know here. They have their own markup language, as well as requirements when it comes to sourcing data, that must be complied with.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I have a login for Wikipedia but haven't done any editing for ages - so long that I've forgotten my password!  Assuming I'm still a member, I'd be happy to do the editing for you.

  4. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    -same here, if i can figure out my log in info,but thats a big IF, ill make updates based on your data points.

    Im not an established wikieditor, but my additions seem to have stuck over the years

    ask Ryan to do it! hes officially with isocket now right?

  5. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    oh heh... i'm not even a member of WikiPedia. sounds like Mirisa is your girl smile

  6. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 8 years ago

    Marisa & Sunforged:

    Thank you. If you already have an active account and you're familiar enough with Wiki's formatting and rules, then we would very much appreciate your efforts.

    Ryan could technically do it, but it's his first week at his new job, so we figure he probably has his hands full. smile

  7. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Success!  Found my password, all fine, done some editing already but I'm woefully out of practice - forgotten how to add a new heading!

  8. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 8 years ago

    Marisa:

    A belated thank you!

    Your efforts are very much appreciated. smile

  9. Dao Hoa profile image61
    Dao Hoaposted 8 years ago

    I also have my own wikispaces, but I am too late now sad

 
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