Wiki 4 Men:Editing

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Wiki4Men uses Mediawiki, the same software used on Wikipedia. Anyone who has edited Wikipedia should be able to edit Wiki4Men right away. Similarly, skills learnt here are transferrable to Wikipedia.

Wiki4Men and Wikipedia use the same license for written material so articles are transferable between the two sites.

Wiki4Men differs from Wikipedia in a number of ways. Site rules are entirely different. In particular, unlike Wikipedia, original research is not prohibited but encouraged.

Site Rules

For information on site rules see here.


Textual content on Wiki4Men is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) license unless otherwise noted. Images may be under any licence. Establish the licence and confirm it is lawful to reuse a particular image before doing so.

See External Links for further information.


Editors retain copyright to material that they personally have contributed to Wiki4Men. This material can be reused elsewhere by the editor. Editors do not hold copyright on the contributions of any other editors. All material on Wiki4Men may be used in accordance with the licensing of course.


Wiki4Men only uses a few plugins whereas Wikipedia has many. This means that some functions on Wikipedia will not work on Wiki4Men. If an editor believes that a particular plugin is needed they may ask for this to be installed.


Wikipedia uses a large number of templates which are not present on Wiki4Men. When transferring articles from Wikipedia to Wiki4Men references to these templates should be removed. It's quite obvious that a template was not removed when loading an article into Wiki4Men as red links starting with Cite: will be observed.

Article that have imported material from Wikipedia should use have the wikipedia template placed at the top of the page.

Special Pages

Mediawiki has many special pages to assist you in editing the wiki.

See Also

External Links