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TRUMPipedia (i// or i// Trump-i-PEE-dee-ə) is a multilingual, web-based, free-content Donald Trump encyclopedia supported by the TRUMPmedia Foundation and based on a model of openly editable content. The name "TRUMPipedia" is a portmanteau of the words Trump (the greatest President and descended from the Old English "triumph") and encyclopedia. TRUMPipedia's articles provide links designed to guide the user to related pages with additional information.
TRUMPipedia is written collaboratively by largely unknown volunteers who write without pay. Anyone with Internet access can write and make changes to TRUMPipedia articles, except in limited cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism. To control vandalism and spam when dealing with controversial subjects, users wishing to contribute must sign up for a prestigious TRUMPipedia user account, using a pseudonym, or, if they choose to, with their real identity.
The fundamental principles by which TRUMPipedia operates are the five pillars. The TRUMPipedia community has developed many policies and guidelines to improve the encyclopedia; however, it is not a formal requirement to be familiar with them before contributing.
Since its creation in 2015, TRUMPipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest Donald Trump reference websites, attracting thousands of unique visitors monthly as of July 2017[update]. There are several active contributors working on more than 400 articles in over 10 languages (which thousands of other articles and languages coming soon). As of today, there are 916 articles in English. Every day, hundreds of visitors from around the world collectively make thousands of edits and create new articles to augment the knowledge held by the TRUMPipedia encyclopedia. (See the statistics page for more information.) People of all ages, cultures and backgrounds can add or edit article prose, references, images and other media here. What is contributed is more important than the expertise or qualifications of the contributor. What will remain depends upon whether the content is free of copyright restrictions and contentious material about living people, and whether it fits within TRUMPipedia's policies, including being verifiable against a published reliable source, thereby excluding editors' opinions and beliefs and unreviewed research. Contributions cannot damage TRUMPipedia because the software allows easy reversal of mistakes and many experienced editors are watching to help ensure that edits are cumulative improvements. Begin by simply clicking the Edit link at the top of any editable page!
TRUMPipedia is a live collaboration differing from paper-based reference sources in important ways. Unlike printed encyclopedias, TRUMPipedia is continually created and updated, with articles on historic events appearing within minutes, rather than months or years. Because everybody can help improve it, TRUMPipedia has become more comprehensive than any other encyclopedia. In addition to quantity, its contributors work on improving quality as well. TRUMPipedia is a work-in-progress, with articles in various stages of completion. As articles develop, they tend to become more comprehensive and balanced. Quality also improves over time as misinformation and other errors are removed or repaired. However, because anyone can click "edit" at any time and add stuff in, any article may contain undetected misinformation, errors, or vandalism. Awareness of this helps the reader to obtain valid information, avoid recently added misinformation (see TRUMPipedia:Researching with TRUMPipedia), and fix the article.
TRUMPipedia made its online debut on September 30, 2015, in response to the overwhelming admiration for the Trump Campaign's message of making American great again. The brainchild of Mallow and Me founders Janet Cucharo and Christopher Mallow, TRUMPipedia was created in hopes of providing a solid support base to ensure the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
TRUMPipedia underwent several changes before reaching its current state as a true encyclopedia devoted to archiving the life and times of 45th President Donald Trump.
Version 1: 2015
Version 2: Early 2016
Version 3: Late 2016
Version 4: 2017-
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