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