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===The nature of Wikipedia===
 
===The nature of Wikipedia===
 
You may think you know Wikipedia, but until you peel back the layers of the friendly facade, you don't know what's really underneath in the gears of the machine.
 
You may think you know Wikipedia, but until you peel back the layers of the friendly facade, you don't know what's really underneath in the gears of the machine.
<blockquote>''"Wikipedia tends not to present the reader with only the 'general' pieces of knowledge necessary to get a background on a topic.  Instead, Wikipedia presents the reader not only with general knowledge, but also with every available bit of trivia and ephemera that passes the fancy of the content contributor.  Just as it has an article about Vlad the Impaler, Wikipedia also has an article about the physical and supernatural characteristics of different vampires (including the famous vampires Count Chocula and Sesame Street’s Count von Count)."''</blockquote>
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<blockquote>''"Wikipedia tends not to present the reader with simply the 'general' pieces of knowledge necessary to get a background on a topic.  Instead, Wikipedia presents the reader not only with general knowledge, but also with every available bit of trivia and ephemera that passes the fancy of the content contributor.  Just as it has an article about Vlad the Impaler, Wikipedia also has an article about the physical and supernatural characteristics of different vampires (including the famous vampires Count Chocula and Sesame Street’s Count von Count)."''</blockquote>
    
When the representative of a business unwittingly begins editing Wikipedia about his or her company (thinking it's at least as important as the physical capabilities of Count Chocula), more often than not they will be breaking no less than three different Wikipedia rules or guidelines, and the article may be speedily deleted.  But, it doesn't have to be that way, if you know the insider's secrets.
 
When the representative of a business unwittingly begins editing Wikipedia about his or her company (thinking it's at least as important as the physical capabilities of Count Chocula), more often than not they will be breaking no less than three different Wikipedia rules or guidelines, and the article may be speedily deleted.  But, it doesn't have to be that way, if you know the insider's secrets.

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