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Who write articles?
Any practitioner of a Complementary or Alternative System of Medicine (CAM), who has good knowledge of the CAM therapy s/he practices, can write articles at Wiki4CAM. Skeptics are requested to stay away. This is a place FOR the CAM community. Volunteers do not need any formal training before creating a new article or editing an existing article. Just read the style guide and formatting help and you are ready to go!
The Wiki4CAM style guide encourages editors to cite sources. Sometimes writers do not follow these policies because they forget or because they are not aware of the policy, and until citations are supplied, readers of the article cannot verify the content in question.
The best 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 web sites. For more guidance on evaluating the accuracy of Wiki4CAM articles, see Wiki4CAM:Researching with Wiki4CAM.
How to improve articles
When you find an article that is incomplete or inaccurate, you can edit the article to help make Wiki4CAM more accurate and 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 Wiki4CAM.
Many edits are very minor and just fix spelling, rephrase a sentence, or add a fact or two. But editors who have a good understanding of a particular subject often contribute paragraphs or whole articles at a time. These people range from university professors to well-informed amateurs and hobbyists.
New or casual readers of Wiki4CAM will often spot small errors in articles as they pass through, and fix them, but other casual users are just curious to see whether they can really edit Wiki4CAM, and they often add unhelpful comments, which are generally removed quickly by other editors.
Who keeps order?
Most Wiki4CAM editors discuss article content or improve each other's work in a constructive fashion. Most mistakes or bad edits are corrected by someone who notices them and changes them back or cleans them up. Wiki4CAM tools like the recent changes page and personal watchlists help editors find bad edits without having to continually check all the pages on the site.
Some problems are more serious, including vandalism (jokes and deliberately incorrect edits), advertisements, personal attacks, disputes which result in edit wars (where editors change an article back and forth, and fight instead of discussing), and other disruptive behavior. To deal with these cases, Wiki4CAM administrators have the power to protect (lock from editing) articles, and to block individual editors. These administrators are chosen to enforce the site's policies and guidelines. The administrator power is granted by central administrators upon a successful request for adminship.
The hardware that runs the site is owned by Hpathy.com. A core admin team and the site founder Dr. Manish Bhatia, Director of Hpathy.com, oversee this project.
How to register as an editor?
To join Wiki4CAM, please send us a short bio with your CAM qualification and experience at email@example.com
Do remember to read the style guide before writing or editing an article!