This is the main FAQ page for Everipedia.
(Feel free to ask a question that hasn't been answered yet in the Article Discussion section. You can find it at the bottom of this page.)
What is Everipedia?
Everipedia is a knowledge aggregator and knowledge base. Contrary to other wiki sites, Everipedia allows anyone to create a page about any person, place, organization, or thing and populate it with interesting, relevant reference links/sources.
(Check out the actual entry for Everipedia... on Everipedia.)
Why should I sign up?
Because it’s fun and easy!
The 'Fun' Part
Imagine a place where you can consume knowledge, but also create it and build upon it. Now imagine that the place recognizes and rewards you for sharing that knowledge with the rest of the community!
On Everipedia, editors gain more privileges as they accumulate IQ and rise through the ranks. Top site-wide editors are displayed on the activity feed. In addition, the Top Editors are presented based on how much IQ they accumulate on that page.
(We encourage you to create an Everipedia page about yourself so our community can learn more about you and your interests.)
The 'Easy' Part
Being part of an information hub should be fun and interactive, but that also means the platform has to be practical and easy to use. Knowledge projects of this size should not require high barriers of entry and pages should be easy to create, edit, and navigate.
More inclusion = Less confusion
How is Everipedia different from Wikipedia and similar sites?
- Anyone can make pages about anything (as long as they are properly cited).
- Editing on Everipedia is modern and visually appealing. For example, we embrace memes (in a scholarly way, of course), incorporate GIFs within the copy, and display images and videos in a way to make them stand out.
- Talk pages are designed as discussion threads. This allows our editors to continuously discuss news-related items about their favorite topics.
- Celebrities can have verified accounts. Not only does this allow them to have conversations with their fans on their own page, but they can also contribute information to their own pages... without having to rely on secondary sources!
- Every page from Wikipedia is already here on Everipedia to build on top of and improve.
All these reasons make Everipedia the greatest knowledge project ever!
What are the guidelines on Everipedia?
There are 2 main rules of Everipedia:
- Information on the page must always be cited, and
- The article must be in a neutral point of view.
Is Everipedia free?
Yes, all information found on Everipedia is freely available for anyone to use and access. All we ask is a link back to the source Everipedia page for attribution purposes.
The information on this encyclopedia is meant to be free to all. We will never charge for or withhold any of the information on this website. We just ask that you do not throttle the site and programmatically harvest information that would dramatically affect our servers.
Content found on Everipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. As a user you may modify, copy, frame, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works from content found on Everipedia.com.
For more information on the terms of reuse of content found on Everipedia please reference the Creative Commons documentation: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
Can I make another page for something that already has an Everipedia page?
No. Anything can have a page on Everipedia, but each item must have only one article. For example, there is already a page for Barack Obama, so there is no need to create a page called Barack Hussein Obama that has similar information.
If you see a duplicate page of the exact same topic, use the merge page feature to combine pages of the same thing or message a Master Editor to merge them.
What should I title my page?
The title of a page should be the most common name of the person, place, or thing the page is about. For example, the page for the American Rapper Tyga is titled Tyga and not Michael Ray Stevenson (his birth name) because more people know him by the name Tyga. His legal name is only of secondary importance. The page for Lima Beans is titled Lima Beans and not Phaseolus lunatus because more people know the subject by the former and not the latter.
Lesser known names and/or nicknames can be added to the body of the page and/or as an infobox item.
What if 2 different things have the same name?
In other words, what if you want to create a page with a title that already exists?
Make sure you create a disambiguation page, as well. (In the world of wikis, disambiguation pages help editors identify the page someone is looking for... by providing the right context.)
What should I caption my pictures, videos, sources, and media?
When you upload an image, video, GIF, audio, linked source, or any other document to an Everipedia page, make sure to add brief historical, contextual, and follow-up information about the addition. Avoid redundant, short, or uninformative captions.