Here are a few different ways you can go about getting started making pages on Wikiclaim.
Quick Start[edit source]
See also User:Devinplatt/Sources for some ideas for sources.
If you have a claim in mind, there are several things you can do
- You can add a link to that claim in another page. When other people see the redlink, they'll know that the page needs to be started!
- You can create a stub page for that claim. It's best to give it at least one category and try link to it from other pages, so other people can find your stub.
- You can also look up your claim on the web and try to find reliable sources discussing it. When you find sources, you can add them to a page on Wikiclaim.
One way to start is to identify a source that probably has some claims to add to the wiki. If it's a reliable source, you can use it as a reference. Otherwise, you can still use it to find claims which you will need to find reliable sources for. Wikipedia is a great place to find claims because many already have reliable inline citations!
If you find a source you think has some useful info, you can
- Add that source to the talk page of a relevant category or claim, suggesting that others take a look.
- Add that source as a For or Against bullet point on an existing claim.
- Create a new claim (or claims!) with this source as evidence For it.
How to Find a Source?[edit source]
- See User:Devinplatt/Sources for some ideas for sources.
- Start with a Wikipedia page for a topic you're interested in, and take sources from there.
- Start with a claim, and search Google for sources related to that claim.
- Use suggested sources from talk pages.
- When you encounter a good source in the course of doing other things outside of Wikiclaim, take note for later.
If you see a redlink on Wikiclaim, that's an invitation to start a page!
TODO: update templates so that they don't pollute WantedPages. Or Devin needs to add this extension to the wiki: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:WantedPagesFromNS.