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wiki.org.uk — About



Mission

Wiki.org.uk is dedicated to providing free information on a range of subjects to as many people as possible without monetising it or collecting the personal details of it's users.

History

Founded on 22 December 2017. World Wiki was started by a group of Wikimedia volunteers as a Christmas project to see if they could build their own wiki.

It has since evolved to become it's own wiki project, with several regular contributors.

We have been though 9 different installations on 11 servers, but the platform is now relatively stable, with all main Mediawiki features included, such as Semantic Mediawiki, Wikibase, and popular extensions.

Policy

Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct

Our Pledge
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting


Our Responsibilities
Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.
Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Scope
This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.

Enforcement
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team via their official contact. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project’s leadership.

Cyberbullying

The site has a zero-tolerance policy on cyberbullying. Anyone found to be in violation of this policy may be banned or otherwise restricted from the site without prior warning. Your can find out more about cyberbullying from:

Cookies

Privacy policy

Data protection

Site security

Finance

Date Payee Payer Amount Balance Comments
22-12-2017 Wiki Balance Forward - £30.00 Starting capital

Technical configuration

Google 2015 logo

This site runs on Google Cloud hosting, it has SSD storage and shared CPU.

Cloudflare Logo

DNS and DDOS protection provided by cloudflare.

PHP-logo

It runs PHP 7.0

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It is secured with Openssl.

Move protect

HTTPS provided by letsencrypt.

Google-analytics

Site metrics analyzed by Google analytics.

GitHub logo 2013 padded

Code dependencies from github.

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EFF supporter.

MediaWiki logo reworked 2

Site running on Mediawiki.

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Freenode open IRC staff communication.

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Discord comms channel.

MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group Logo

Mw:MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group interested party, https://mwstake.org/mwstake/wiki/Main_Page

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Monitored by WikiApiary.

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Equipped with Wikibase client and Wikibase repo.

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Creative commons supporter.

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CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 licenced.

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Uses data from Wikidata.

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Uses free information from Wikipedia.

Open Access PLoS

Open access supporter.

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Serves https using Nginx.

Ubuntu logo

OS is ubuntu.


Staff

Licensing

Contact

Enquires

Donations

Legal

Content reuse

DCMA

Social

F icon

Cornwall Wiki on Facebook.

World Wiki Ltd

World Wiki Ltd is a private company which supplies content and marketing services. wiki.org.uk is not affiliated with World Wiki Ltd but has permission to use the name "World Wiki" and other trademarks.

To speak to someone from World Wiki Ltd, contact Arthur Kerensa.

Acknowledgements

F.A.Q

User guide

Guide for site navigation.

Editing guide

Guide for adding content.

Converting and adding open license text to Wiki

The process for adding open license text to Wikican be broken down into the following steps:

Add document icon (the Noun Project 27896).svg Copy:Add the text from the open license source into Wikipedia.
Noun project - crayon.svg Edit: Correct any formatting issues with the text, add headings and subheadings, change any wording not suitable for Wikipedia and add links to other articles.
Inkwell icon - Noun Project 2512.svg Adapt the style:You may need to adapt the layout and the style and tone of the writing and create a new first sentence which must be a definition of the subject. The text must also follow Wikipedia's three core content policies. When integrating other sources, it is very important to distinguish opinions and interpretations made by the original author from verifiable content that has a neutral point of view. To do this, you may have to refocus the text on surveying the topic, remove interpretations and attributing points of view within the work. Attributing points of view can be done by adding citations to either the source text or its references, and by adding in-text attribution of these opinions e.g "According to [ORIGINAL AUTHOR], "[QUOTE]".
VisualEditor - Icon - Picture.svg Add media: Add graphics from the source if they are available by uploading them to Wikimedia Commons where the license on the graphics allows. You can also add in tables to the article, if the table is in a pdf Tabula may be helpful.
VisualEditor - Icon - Open-book-2.svg Add attribution: Attribute the text using the 'Free-content attribution' template in the 'Sources' section, as explained below.
VisualEditor - Toolbar - citoid citepong derivative.png Cite: Add the original source of the text as a reference at the end of every paragraph or more if required. If the text has references add them as citations in the article. If you are creating a new article add additional references from other reliable sources to establish the notability of the subject.
VisualEditor - Toolbar - Linking (small).png Link: Create links to the article from other Wikipedia pages in both the main text and in the 'See also' sections, also add hatnotes where needed. Use the find link tool to identify and create links to the article. Add categories and Wikiproject templates to the talk page.
VisualEditor - Icon - Accept.svg Publish: Save the changes to the existing article or publish the new article.

Templates

See Project:Templates.

Sitewide disclaimer

Wiki.org.uk is an online open-content collaborative website; that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups working to develop a common resource of human knowledge. The structure of the project allows anyone with an Internet connection to alter its content. Please be advised that nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by people with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information.

No formal peer review

Our active community of editors uses tools such as the Special:Recentchanges and Special:Newpages feeds to monitor new and changing content. However, wiki.org.uk is not uniformly peer reviewed; while readers may correct errors or engage in casual peer review, they have no legal duty to do so and thus all information read here is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever. Even articles that have been vetted by informal peer review or featured article processes may later have been edited inappropriately, just before you view them.

None of the contributors, sponsors, administrators or anyone else connected with wiki.org.uk in any way whatsoever can be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

No contract; limited license

Please make sure that you understand that the information provided here is being provided freely, and that no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners or users of this site, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, the individual wiki.org.uk contributors, any project administrators, sysops or anyone else who is in any way connected with this project or sister projects subject to your claims against them directly. You are being granted a limited license to copy anything from this site; it does not create or imply any contractual or extracontractual liability on the part of wiki.org.uk or any of its agents, members, organizers or other users.

There is no agreement or understanding between you and wiki.org.uk regarding your use of this information beyond the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International; neither is anyone at wiki.org.uk responsible should someone change, edit, modify or remove any information that you may post on wiki.org.uk or any of its associated projects.

Trademarks

Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in the articles of the wiki.org.uk website are the property of their respective owners. Their use here does not imply that you may use them for any purpose other than for the same or a similar informational use as contemplated by the original authors of these wiki.org.uk articles under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 licensing scheme. Unless otherwise stated wiki.org.uk is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such wiki.org.uk cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk.

Personality rights

Wiki.org.uk may contain material which may portray an identifiable person who is alive or deceased recently. The use of images of living or recently deceased individuals is, in some jurisdictions, restricted by laws pertaining to personality rights, independent from their copyright status. Before using these types of content, please ensure that you have the right to use it under the laws which apply in the circumstances of your intended use. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you do not infringe someone else's personality rights.

Jurisdiction and legality of content

Publication of information found in wiki.org.uk may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The wiki.org.uk database is stored on servers in the United States of America, and is maintained in reference to the protections afforded under local and federal law. Laws in your country or jurisdiction may not protect or allow the same kinds of speech or distribution. Wiki.org.uk does not encourage the violation of any laws, and cannot be responsible for any violations of such laws, should you link to this domain or use, reproduce or republish the information contained herein.

Not professional advice

If you need specific advice (for example, medical, legal, financial or risk management), please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that area.

Not legal advice

Wiki.org.uk may contain articles on legal topics; however, no warranty whatsoever is made that any of the articles are accurate. There is absolutely no assurance that any statement contained in an article touching on legal matters is true, correct or precise. Law varies from place to place and it evolves over time—sometimes quite quickly. Even if a statement made about the law is accurate, it may only be accurate in the jurisdiction of the person posting the information; as well, the law may have changed, been modified or overturned by subsequent development since the entry was made on wiki.org.uk.

The legal information provided on wiki.org.uk is, at best, of a general nature and cannot substitute for the advice of a licensed professional, i.e., by a competent authority with specialised knowledge who can apply it to the particular circumstances of your case. Please contact a local bar association, law society or similar association of jurists in your legal jurisdiction to obtain a referral to a competent legal professional if you do not have other means of contacting an attorney-at-law, lawyer, civil law notary, barrister or solicitor.

Neither the individual contributors, system operators, developers, nor sponsors of wiki.org.uk nor anyone else connected to wiki.org.uk can take any responsibility for the results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt any of the information or disinformation presented on this web site.

Nothing on wiki.org.uk or of any project of wiki.org.uk, should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a legal opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of law.




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