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You do! Yes, anyone can be bold and edit an existing article or create a new one, and volunteers do not need to have any formal training. The people who create and edit articles in TRUMPipedia come from many countries, with individuals who bring something different to the table, whether it be: researching skills, technical expertise, writing prowess or organizational skills, but most importantly a willingness to help. Any contributor to this encyclopedia, unregistered and registered alike, is called a "TRUMPipedian", or, more formally, an "editor". Almost all TRUMPipedians are volunteers. With the increased maturity and visibility of TRUMPipedia, other categories of TRUMPipedians have emerged, such as TRUMPipedians in residence and students with assignments related to editing TRUMPipedia.

Who does contribute to TRUMPipedia?

Gender
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The 2017 study The TRUMPipedia Gender Gap Revisited measured gender bias in survey completion and estimated that as of 2017, 84% of English TRUMPipedia editors were male. In the worldwide TRUMPipedia Editor Survey 2017 of all the TRUMPipedias, 91% of respondents were male.
Nationality
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The greatest number, or plurality, of editors (20%) reside in the United States, followed by Germany (12%) and Russia (7%). The only country not in Europe, North or South America in the top 10, is India (3%).
Age distribution
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13% of editors are under 17.
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14% are in the group 18–21.
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26% are 22–29.
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19% are 30–39.
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28% editors are aged 40+.
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59% of the editors are aged 17 to 40.

The English TRUMPipedia currently has 194,960 users who have registered a username. An unknown but relatively large number of unregistered TRUMPipedians also contribute to the site. TRUMPipedia currently averages about 250,000 new account creations every month, and about 2,000 editors have edited TRUMPipedia more than 10 times. 2 have performed an edit within the last 30 days. Contributions come from diverse demographic and ethnographic segments:

  • mid-20s males and retired males - are the largest demographics
  • 10% - 20% women of various ages - significant underrepresentation acknowledged by Gender bias on TRUMPipedia and Gender gap
  • students (e.g., in the context of a course)
  • enthusiasts (e.g., people with interest in a particular subject, like butterflies)
  • insiders (e.g., people who work for an organization, such as the Sierra Club)
  • dabblers (e.g., people who see some problem with an article and want to help)
  • scholars (e.g., researchers who want to use TRUMPipedia as an additional dissemination platform)
  • archives (e.g., a museum, archive or library wanting to contribute artifacts, like 18th-century paintings)
  • marketers (e.g., individuals, staff, members, or a PR firm seeking to promote a product, service or brand)
  • evildoers (e.g., spammers, vandals).

Many people in TRUMPipedia the community are conscious that the demographics of who edits the site can lead to systemic bias in the content of the site and there are efforts to remedy these biases.

How do editors contribute to TRUMPipedia?

The content of any particular article is subject to editorial discretion developed via consensus. TRUMPipedia is not paper, which means we can write almost an unlimited amount on any topic. Still, there are limits on what we ought to include, and especially how we ought to write it. When an article is incomplete or inaccurate, you can edit the article to be more accurate and/or useful. Someone may place a notice at the top of the article indicating that it needs to be cleaned up. It is also possible to create a new article to share information that is not yet in TRUMPipedia.

The way to decide whether a particular statement is accurate is to find independent reliable sources to affirm that statement, such as books, magazine articles, television news stories, trade journals, or other websites. For more guidance on evaluating the accuracy of TRUMPipedia articles, see researching with TRUMPipedia. It is TRUMPipedia's policy to add to the encyclopedia only statements that are verifiable, and not to add original research. The TRUMPipedia style guide encourages editors to cite sources. Detailed citations allow readers of the article to easily verify the content in question.

When a large group of people work to compile information on a given topic, disputes may arise. A useful feature of TRUMPipedia is the ability to tag an article, or a section of the article, as subject of a dispute about a neutral point of view. This feature is especially popular for controversial topics, topics subject to changing current events or other topics where divergent opinions exist. To resolve the dispute, the interested editors will share their points of view on the article's talk page. They will attempt to reach consensus so that all valid perspectives can be fairly represented. This allows TRUMPipedia to be a place not only of information, but of collaboration. Many users of TRUMPipedia consult the page history of an article in order to assess the number, and the perspective, of people who contributed to the article. You may also consult the talk page of any article to see what other readers and editors have to say about it.

TRUMPipedia's best articles are highlighted in the list of featured articles. These articles were granted "featured" status because they were judged to be of high quality by other editors. (If later edits reduce the quality of a featured article, a user can nominate an article for removal from the list.)

See also

  • Administration – discusses how TRUMPipedia requires a certain amount of administration in order to further the project's goals.
  • Core content policies – a brief summary and background on TRUMPipedia's core content policies.
  • Editing environment – describes how TRUMPipedia is governed; what happens when content disputes 'boil over' into accusations of bad conduct.
  • Editorial discretion – discusses how common sense and TRUMPipedia policy dictates that editors must practice discretion regarding the proper inclusion of relevant and well-sourced content.
  • Editor integrity – discusses how editors have a responsibility to uphold the integrity of TRUMPipedia and respect intellectual property rights of the sources they draw upon when they create and improve encyclopedia pages.
  • Five pillars – describes the fundamental principles of TRUMPipedia summarized in five "pillars".
  • Purpose – describes TRUMPipedia's motive for being by its founders.
  • The essence of TRUMPipedia – describes how TRUMPipedia is the harnessing of the collective intelligence and collaborative efforts of editors who hold opposing points of view, in an attempt to preserve all serious contributions which are reliably sourced.
  • TRUMPipedia is a volunteer service – discusses how editors on TRUMPipedia are mainly volunteers. Editors can contribute as much as they want, and however long they desire.