Help:How to be a Successful WikiTreer

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How-To #4
Successful WikiTreer

WikiTree is a collaborative community — we work together.

We have a lot of fun in our community, but our Honor Code is something we take very seriously. With members from every age group, from all corners of the world, and with different skill levels, communication can be difficult — especially in writing. It's critical that we all work hard to show respect for each other.

If you find yourself in the middle of a conflict, you can get help. Walk through the Help:Problems with Members process. This is a step-by-step guide to help you assess the situation and make the best decision on how to handle it. You can always find a link to it on the Help pull-down menu in the upper-right of any page.

Here are 10 ways to be a successful Wiki Genealogist:

  1. Cite your sources.
  2. Work together: collaboration requires communication.
  3. Don't WikiTree While Angry ("DWWA").
  4. Assume that mistakes are unintentional.
  5. Be courteous to everyone, even those who don't act accordingly.
  6. Get involved in the community on G2G.
  7. Be patient with unresponsive profile managers.
  8. Know that you're not alone if there is a problem.
  9. When you're not sure what to do, ask.
  10. Cite your sources.



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