See also[edit] Further information: Wikipedia:Essay directory § About Wikipedia Administration – discuses both the human administrative structure of Wikipedia, as well as its non-human components. Core content policies – a brief summary and background on Wikipedia's core content policies. Five pillars – describes the main fundamental principles of Wikipedia. The essence of Wikipedia – describes how Wikipedia is the use of collective intelligence, collaboration, and preservation to build more and better content. Statement of principles – by the co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, as updated by the community since then. What Wikipedia is not – describes how there are certain things that Wikipedia is not. Original Wikipedia policy – as edited by the co-founder of Wikipedia, Larry Sanger, on November 1, 2001.


References[edit] ^ Diderot, Denis and d'Alembert, Jean le Rond Encyclopédie. University of Michigan Library:Scholarly Publishing Office and DLXS. Retrieved on: November 17, 2007 ^ Sanger, Larry (1 November 2001), Wikipedia Policy, Wikipedia, archived from the original on 2007-12-11  ^ Roblimo (28 July 2004). "Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Responds". Slashdot. Retrieved 28 April 2014.  ^ "Wikipedia is an encyclopedia". Wikimedia. March 8, 2005. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 


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