Attributions on a Wiki


For some wikis, a reliable source may or may not matter for the content. Some wikis are designed for a community to converse freely with opinions, others, like Wikipedia, want the total opposite. Using Wikipedia as a fundamental example for how attributions work, what a writer must remember is to cite any source or references they pull information from. Wikipedia is a site that does not take opinions but facts and information that is citeable, from reliable sources. As a general rule, for any wiki page it would be best to reference whenever you use quotes or photographs that are not your own. You do not want any copy right issues on you hands.

I think overall, the best thing to do when using anything that isn't your own thoughts on a wiki page, you should source it. When it doubt, cite it. According to wiki.creativecommons an ideal attribution looks like this:

"Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco" by tvol is licensed under CC BY 2.0



I mention Creative Commons, so if you're interested in that part of attributing, check out CreativeCommonsLicensing.


Anyone with anything to add to this wiki page is more than welcome to, thank you.
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