Modern Wiki

Overview FAQ

What is Modern Wikia?

Modern Wikia is an online free-content modern encyclopedia that anyone can edit and contribute to. Modern Wikia founder Andrew Reno has described Modern Wikia as "an effort to create and distribute a enlish free modern encyclopedia of the highest quality to every single person on the planet." Modern Wikia exists to bring knowledge to everyone who loves the modern society.

Who owns Modern Wikia?

Who owns the modern Encyclopedia? The articles hosted on this site are released by their authors under the CC-BY-SA license (and in most cases, also the GNU Free Documentation License), so the articles are free content and may be reproduced freely under the same license.

By law the contributions are still owned by people who donated them. These people are not bound by the license and can use their property in the way they like. However media with multiple authors require permission from every contributor to use them differently from the terms of the Wikia license. Who owns the Web site? Modern Wikia is managed by Wikia Inc., which also manages the operation of other wikia's.

Who is responsible for the articles on Modern Wikia?

You are! Actually, you can even edit this very FAQ, so long as each edit is helpful. This is a collaborative effort and anyone can do so, including you. All you need is to know how to edit a page, and have some modern encyclopedic knowledge you want to share. The modern encyclopedia provides users with a certain amount of freedom. You can learn who is responsible for the most recent versions of any given page by clicking on the "Page history" link. Nevertheless, if you spot an error in the latest revision of an article, you are highly encouraged to be bold and correct it. This practice is one of the basic review mechanisms that maintains the reliability of the encyclopedia. As a result, Wikipedia has become one of the most extensive information libraries available on the Internet. If you are uncertain, or find the wording confusing, quote the material on the associated talk page and leave a question for the next person. This helps reduce errors, inaccuracies, or misleading wording more quickly and is highly appreciated by the community.

How do you know if the information is correct?

Given that anyone can edit any article, it is, of course, possible for biased, out-of-date, or incorrect information to be posted. However, because there are so many other people reading the articles and monitoring contributions using the Recent Changes page, incorrect information is usually corrected quickly. Thus, the overall accuracy of the encyclopedia is improving all the time. You are encouraged to help by correcting articles, validating content, and providing useful references.

What if two people edit the same article at the same time?

See Help:Edit conflict.