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Help:How to edit a page
This is the FAQ page for writers and editors with pointers to advice that should answer most questions about contributing. SourceWatch is a wiki, meaning that anybody can easily edit any article and have those changes posted immediately.
The following pages should answer most of your questions and we encourage you to read these before editing:
- How to contribute
- How to start a page
- How to follow our style manual
- How to properly name articles
- How to help help people find your article in search engines
- How to use other utilities for editors.
It's very easy to edit a Wiki page. Simply click on the "Edit this page" link at the top or bottom of a Wiki page to change the page. This will bring you to a page with a text box containing the editable text of that Wiki page. Then type away, and press "Save" when finished! You can also preview your changes before saving if you like. It is often more convenient to copy and paste the text first into your favorite text editor, edit and spell check there, and then paste back into the browser to preview. This way, you can also keep a local backup copy of the pages you authored so that you can make changes offline. Each article has a corresponding "Talk" page where you can discuss its comments and debate editorial decisions if necessary. To see the "Talk" page, click on the "Discuss this page" link.
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