Help:How Does OutHistory.org Work?

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OutHistory is a wiki, which means that it runs on a software which allows users to create, edit, and link pages easily. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. Any user can discuss articles posted on OutHistory, even without creating an account. Only users who have signed up (created an account) can create and edit articles and upload photographs and other media.


In addition, OutHistory has solicited contributions from eminent scholars in the field in order to bring articles to a high degree of consistency and accuracy. Scholarly contributions are protected from edits and usually, but not exclusively, only the staff can edit those articles. Since OutHistory staff usually posts articles contributed by scholars, the name of the contributor is given in the article itself. Scholarly contributions are protected from edits and usually, but not exclusively, only the staff can edit those articles. For all entries, each user's contribution is identified in the history of the article.

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