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wikiHow is a wiki-based website with a collection of articles which tell people how to do things. The site uses version 1.12.0 of MediaWiki. As of August 2017, wikiHow contains more than 190,000 free how-to articles and over 1.6 million registered users. wikiHow's mission is to create the world's largest collection of how-to information. In May 2011, wikiHow had 36 million unique readers.[1]

History

In January 2005, Jack Herrick and Josh Hannah started wikiHow. On April 28, 2006, wikiHow was launched on its own www.wikihow.com domain.[2]

Censorship

wikiHow's censorship policy usually does not allow articles about things that: [3]

  • Are "sexually charged"
  • Are inaccurate
  • Contain potty humor
  • Are joke pages, or pages that rely on backwards logic
  • Are spam pages, or pages advertising a product or service
  • Violate copyright
  • Are not a step-by-step how-to guide
  • Are illegal
  • Contain drug use; especially information about illegal drugs
  • Or are potentially destructive or dangerous.

Some people complain that this does not support the idea behind an educational resource.

References

  1. Herrick, Jack (Apr. 2007). "WikiHow Site Traffic Statistics". wikiHow. http://www.wikihow.com/wikiHow:Statistics. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  2. Herrick, Jack (Sept. 2006). "History of eHow and wikiHow". wikiHow. http://www.wikihow.com/History-of-eHow-and-wikiHow. Retrieved 2006-10-26. 
  3. "wikiHow Deletion Policy". wikiHow. http://www.wikihow.com/wikiHow:Deletion-Policy. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 

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