Are you wondering who is editing your Wikipedia page when you have already updated the information? Alternatively, who else is monitoring your Wikipedia article?
Well, you must know and understand any person who can access Wikipedia can edit your article with new information. Moreover, if you think this is unethical or bothering the content, so there are several reasons people edit your articles. Wikipedia has done hard work to ensure complete transparency. Several tools are accessible to allow users to see what information was updated on the website and the reasons behind it. Wikipedia also follows the past of users so that anyone can look back and see their histories. It is valuable for the writers in two ways:
- There’s objective proof to turn to a resolution if anyone vandalizes or produces spam content.
- If someone wishes to alter or withdraw something, they must show when and why this reasoning must be sound.
Let us dive in to find out who has been watching or editing your page.
For this, you first have to visit the Wikipedia page; here you will find View History Tab. Here you will observe the page revision history. This revision page history will help you to explore people who have edited your article and when. It will also help you in finding what information they have edited before. If you are looking for more details, you will find many editions that have been added in Green shade and deleted ones with Red.
Compare the revisions with originals
If you are thinking to explore the difference between your original articles and revised ones then, all you have to do is to click on the colored radio button right next to the version. Here you will find compare selected revisions. Now you can compare both of the version on your screen. It will not only help you in comparing but also finding similarities in the articles. Two windows will be shown on the screen to have the careful selection. Where yellow will show the deleted or removed one and blue the added one. When you are planning to create a Wikipedia biography, you might require some credibility first. For this purpose, you are required to edit some articles, to create your credibility for Wikipedia. In short, you would be reverting to the original writer.
Reference and citations
Writing with authenticity is something more than just writing or babbling. It encourages you to have confidence within your topic as well as the audience to keep reading. When you are on reviewing history, you may see some comments on why the post was deleted or approved. It will also show you what was removed as well. However, these descriptions may vary as the users have written them. Here references and citations play their role, as which citation is more authentic? Alternatively, have you worked according to the Wikipedia rules?
Look For Page History
The next phase in learning the history of your website will be to know a little more from the editors. Each redesign is recorded and connected to a customer properly. You can either see the profile names of your users or an IP address (yes, when you update without a user profile, Wikipedia records your IP address). Tap on the contributions to see any edit of the Wikipedia user. Go to the personalized profile tab, select the user name. Every user creates a separate page for this. If you are an active person, you also have a very detailed profile page (badges, trophies, and everything!). This can help you in obtaining a wider perspective of a writer.
The Wiki Talk Page
The Talk page of the users is perhaps most interesting. It is a profile wall, which allows users the possibility to leave comments. This is used mainly for addressing pages or edits on which a person works. You will also see that a person is not allowed (for spam writing or for the group being excessively annoying). Here you can discover more about your article.
You now have everything on who is doing what on your website. Why is it important? Well, first, if you intend to affect your website, it is important to consider the past of your website. How much is it edited by people? Were publishers fighting against rules? Are you looking at your page from an administrator? Trying to edit your profile is like going into a war with a blindfold. If you know what you are up to, you have a lot better shot.