Metapedia:Community portal

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Community Portal

The Community Portal is an introductory page for those wanting to contribute to the development of Metapedia. Here you will find information on how to get started and suggestions on things to do.

Quick links:
Getting startedVideo TutorialsContent guidelinesStyle guideThings to doDevelopment logRequested articlesSources

Getting started

The Wiki interface is easy to learn. Here are some brief instructions on the most common procedures.

Register an account

You need an account to be able to edit and create new articles in Metapedia. To register an account, click on the link in the upper right corner and fill out the fields. See: Metapedia:Register

To create and edit pages

  • The easiest way to create a new page is to type in the name of the article in the search field below the menu to the left and click "Go". If the page is missing you will be given the option of creating a new article.
  • If you want to redirect a certain word to an existing article you can create a new article and add the phrase "#REDIRECT [[target article]]" (without "") and finally click on "Save page".
  • The article name should be in bold face use code: '''ArticleName'''
  • To put text in italics use code: ''text in italics''
  • To categorize an article, add the text "[[Category:CategoryName]]" (withouth "") on a separate line at the end of the article. If the category doesn't exist, you will see a red link. Click on the red link and type in a short description of the category and click on "save". If you want to place an article in more than one catogory, just add several category-lines as described above.
  • If you want to link the name other articles in the text use code: [[ArticleName]]
  • If you want to link text to other articles in the text use code: [[ArticleName|Text]]
  • If you want to make a list of related articles use code:

==See Also==
* [[ArticleName]]
* [[ArticleName]]

  • To add external links use code:

==External links==
* WebsiteName
* WebsiteName

  • If the article is stub(unfinished article) add code:
    {{Stub}} with categories at the end of the article.
  • If part of article consists of modified text from Wikipedia, add code:
    {{Wikipedia}} with categories at the end of the article.
  • If part of article consists of modified text from Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, add code:
    {{1911 Encyclopedia}} with categories at the end of the article.
  • To upload images use the File upload page.
  • Write short description in the Summary box and use this code
  • {{CC image}} for Creative Commons images
  • {{Fair use image}} for copyrighted fair use images.
  • {{Image}} for Metapedia image. (no copyright information)
  • {{Metapedia image}} for a self-made image. (no copyright information)
  • {{PD image}} for Public domain images
  • {{Wikipedia GNU image}} for GNU Wikipedia images
  • To add image to article use code:
[[Image:FriedrichII.jpg|thumb|200px|Frederick II of Prussia]]
  • Sign and date you posts on talk pages [[User:Name|Name]]: 02:23, 11 June 2009 (CEST)

General guidelines for Metapedia articles

Below are some of the more important things you should think about when creating and editing articles in Metapedia. For a more detailed description of what the articles should look like, see the Metapedia style guide.

  • Be sure to use a neutral and balanced language. Avoiding exaggerations and bias is important for our credibility. Take a look at other encyclopedias to get a feeling for what the texts should look like stylistically.
  • If uploading images, please make sure that they are not protected by copyright.
  • Please type in a short comment in the Summary field below the main text window when editing pages. This makes it easier for others to see what you have changed. (If you look below the menu option Recent changes, you can see how these comments are shown in the list.)
  • Use the "Show preview"-function before saving a page after editing. By doing this you will see if something else needs changing and thereby minimizing the number of times you need to save the same article. This makes the log files more condensed and easy to review.
  • Use your common sense when making changes in existing articles. The change should lead to an obvious improvement by the articles quality, an improvement of the language, or to make the article more neutral or in accordance with our other guidelines. To add new information in an article is generally always welcome.
  • If you detect a non-serious edit or sabotage, please restore the article to a previous version by clicking to view the articles history and thereafter on "roll back".
  • Also see Metapedia Copyrights Page

Requested articles

If you would like an article in a certain subject, add your wish to page Metapedia:Requested articles

Pages to be deleted

If you want a page of image to be deleted, add it's name and a short explanation, why, to Metapedia:Pages to be deleted, and put the template {{delete}} onto the page.

General technical and organizatory discussion

The page for this is: Metapedia talk:Community Portal

The & character in names

Please do not use the & character in names (page name or picture name), since Metapedia can not handle this character.


There is a statistics for all metapedias on page: Metapedia:Statistics

Things to do

There are lots of ways you can help out. Here are some suggestions on things to do.

Quality assurance

Create new articles

Improve existing articles

(Please remove finished articles from the lists above.)

Promote Metapedia

  • Place Metapedia banners on websites and blogs. More

Ongoing discussions

Here is a list of currently ongoing discussions:

Requested articles

This page contains requested articles. If you want to add any of the articles below, please click on the corresponding link. The red links signify missing articles. You can also view a list of the most wanted articles by clicking here.

There are also many short articles – stubs – that need to be developed. Click here to view a list of these.

Please note that new article requests should be put in alphabetic order the list and check that they are not already listed.


# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Top of pageSee alsoExternal links


Albert Sergel (de), August Kubizek (de), Autharchy


Billy the Heretic, Bruno Bandulet (de)


Communitarianism, Consumerism


Deculturation, Discipline


Economism, Erich Kästner (de), Erich Jaschke (de), Ethnocracy, Ethnosphere


Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte (de)


Greg Dyke (de), Group evolutionary strategies


Harry Anderssen (de), Herbert Böhme (de), Human zoo


Institut für Sexualwissenschaft


Karl Eduard von Holtei (de), Konstantin Hierl (de)


Lebensraum, Ludwig Schwan (de)


Madagascar Plan (de), Martin Lichtmesz (de), Massification, Militante gruppe (de), Modernism


Nikolai Przhevalsky, Neoprimitivism


Protests of 1968 (de)




Ring Nationaler Frauen (de), Ricarda Riefling (de), Regionalism, Rudolf J. Mund


Semantic distortion, Siegfried Schnell (de), StateIdeology


Treaty of Lunéville (de)


Walther Groß (de), Ward Hermans (de), Werner Franz (de), Willy Brandt (de), Will to power, Wilhelm Weiss (de)

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