Wikipedia, your college professors’ many devoted source of information, was innate on today’s date in 2001.
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Be heedful of single-source contribution and new articles.
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Creating a form on a site allows we to refurbish your preferences. Change a date format underneath “Appearance,” select to open links in a new add-on or window underneath “Gadgets” and capacitate couple previews when we float over them in “Beta features.” And who knew that we could banish bad Wikipedia deeper into a cultured ruin by selecting an swap skin? (Find them underneath “Appearance,” though we suggest adhering to a default.)
Search for images, video and audio.
Clicking a magnifying potion idol on a hunt bar leads we to an modernized hunt page. Here we can click “multimedia” underneath a hunt bar to demeanour adult photos, video and audio files, or “advanced” to parasite off hunt categories. (Note that “talk” pages impute to contention pages for a editors.)
Read prior versions of an article.
Press a “random” button.
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