Welcome to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia!
What is Wikipedia?
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia that is written by many of its readers. It is a special type of website called a wiki, that makes working together easy. Many people are always improving Wikipedia, making many changes every day. You can see what changes people make on the page histories of articles and the recent changes pages. Changes which do not help make the encyclopedia better are usually removed quickly, and people who keep making bad changes can be blocked so that they cannot change Wikipedia.
How can I help?
On Wikipedia, you can change articles right now. You do not need an account to change pages, but there are many things you can only do if you make an account. If you'd like to do this, click here to make an account. It's free!
Don't be afraid to change! Anyone can change almost any page, and we encourage you to be bold! Find something that can be improved and make it better. Maybe you know something about a subject that is not in the article, maybe you want to fix a spelling mistake. Go ahead and make that change!
You can't break Wikipedia. Anything can be fixed or improved later. So whenever you want to change a page on Wikipedia, just click "change this page" at the top and help make Wikipedia the best information source on the Internet!
Make your first change right now:
- Click here to add a new section. (If there are already sections under "Test changes", you can also click on the appropriate "change" link and change someone else's text.)
- Type a subject line and some text.
- Please remember that Wikipedia is not a forum, chat site or your own website! Do not add profanity, things that are not true, or things that attack other people. For more on this, go to our page about vandalism.
- On talk pages, don't forget sign your posts by entering four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking on the signature button. This will automatically add your name (or IP address if you are not logged in) and the date and time.
- Click Show preview to see what your changes look like, Show changes to see what changes you made, or Publish changes to save your changes to the page.