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The Following Links Also Guide Conservapedia
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- Conservapedia:How Conservapedia Differs from Wikipedia
- Conservapedia:Videos on how to edit a wiki
- It is appropriate to quote or cite Wikipedia to illustrate the liberal view of an issue. For example, one could cite the Wikipedia atheism or evolution articles to illustrate a liberal view in regards to atheism or the evolutionary paradigm.
- See here for more information on copying.
- Conservapedia's Manual of Style assists new wiki users on how to put footnotes in an article. In addition, Conservapedia's Manual of Style shows new Conservapedia wiki users how to flag an article or section of an article which is uncited.
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