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Wikiafripedia is a free internet encyclopedia project that allows you to monetize your contributions through advertising. Wikiafripedia is probably the first online encyclopedia to allowed anyone to monetize their contributions even with their personal advertising account and earn from the web traffic landing on their articles on Wikiafripedia.

Wikiafripedia is probably also the first encyclopedia to tolerates original research within its project, just to preserve them for the future researcher who could learn a thing from it and could even build upon it in some cases without having to start from the bottom. And these are kept in ‘scholar namespace’ which clearly indicates their status.

Though Wikiafripedia look alike Wikipedia, it is 19 years younger than the former whose its purpose is to put together the sum of all knowledge and make it accessible to anyone in their own language free. That means Wikipedia is designed to largely benefits people who consumes knowledge. But Wikiafripedia was created to be of benefits to both those who seeks good knowledge as well as those who contributes knowledge, which is why Wikiafripedia is ‘the FREE encyclopedia that you can monetize your contributions’. I hope you don't get it wrongly because monetization doesn't make knowledge less free or reliable instead, there's a chance that it could make it more available. Also, because of where Wikiafripedia was born, its operator, the Wikiafrimedia Foundation realizes that data subscription though in a declining state can still be a burden to some people and therefore are presently pregnant for a Wikiafripedia Zero (also called WAP ZERO) in hope that it would be able to carter for a zero-rating access to those of us in some countries in the world (especially in Africa) using a supported ISP. Although, this project of zero-rating might violate the principle of net neutrality where the law exist, which is why Wikiafripedia is completely ‘aim at WAP ZERO to the sum of all knowledge’. In other words, IF the encyclopedia experienced a massive growth, its operator is likely to use all the resources available at their disposal to offer it free, from data-cost for everyone globally, so that we see if we can attain the some of all knowledge faster this way. That is why we emphasized the word ‘free’ above. Hence, it is in the above sense that Wikiafripedia is different from Wikipedia even though we look alike, but in time our look might change as we develop deep pockets. Also, it operator and the community of people using the encyclopedia are fact-checking every edit made to articles published on Wikiafripedia owing to concerns raised at Wikipediocracy, even though many people thinks it’s might not be possible if we experience massive a growth, but that’s by the way.

Here’s an alias people have given Wikiafripedia so far, because of its goal: Wikiafripedia have been jokingly named the YouTube for the content marketers, as YouTube have been of tremendous help to vologgers. It is therefore our hope that Wikipedia will be there for those who write articles. But you will have to be selling a good content because, Wikiafripedia uses the same core content policies with Wikipedia and is governed similarly.

As a final thought, Wikiafripedia is supported largely by it founder through the operator, the Wikiafrimedia Foundation and anyone who thinks it make sense.

Making the best use of Wikiafripedia[edit source | edit]

Basic navigation in Wikiafripedia[edit source | edit]

Wikiafripedia articles are all linked, or cross-referenced. When highlighted text like this is seen, it means there is a link to some relevant article or Wikiafripedia page with further in-depth information. Holding the mouse over the link will often show to where the link will lead. There are other links towards the ends of most articles, for other articles of interest, relevant external websites and pages, reference material, and organized categories of knowledge which can be searched and traversed in a loose hierarchy for more information. Some articles may also have links to dictionary definitions, audio-book readings, quotations, the same article in other translated languages, and further information available on a similar projects. Additional links can be easily made if a relevant link is missing—this is one simple way to contribute.

Disclaimers[edit source | edit]

Wikiafripedia disclaimers apply to all pages on Wikiafripedia. However, the consensus in Wikiafripedia is to put all disclaimers only as links and at the end of each article. Proposals to have a warning box at the beginning have been rejected. Some do not like the way it looks or that it calls attention to possible errors in Wikiafripedia.

Wikiafripedia, in common with many websites, has a disclaimer that, at times, has led to commentators citing these in order to support a view that Wikiafripedia is unreliable. A selection of similar disclaimers from places which are often regarded as reliable (including sources such as Encyclopædia Britannica, Associated Press, and the Oxford English Dictionary) can be read and compared at Wikiafripedia:Non-Wikiafripedia disclaimers.

Contributing to Wikiafripedia[edit source | edit]

Wikiafripedia content criteria[edit source | edit]

Wikiafripedia content is intended to be factual, notable, verifiable with cited external sources, and neutrally presented.

The appropriate policies and guidelines for these are found at:

  1. Wikiafripedia:What Wikiafripedia is not, which summarizes what belongs in Wikiafripedia and what does not;
  2. Wikiafripedia:Neutral point of view, which describes Wikiafripedia's mandatory core approach to neutral, unbiased article-writing;
  3. Wikiafripedia:No original research, which prohibits the use of Wikiafripedia to publish personal views and original research of editors and defines Wikiafripedia's role as an encyclopedia of existing recognized knowledge;
  4. Wikiafripedia:Verifiability, which explains that it must be possible for readers to verify all content against credible external sources (following the guidance in the Wikiafripedia:Risk disclaimer that is linked-to at the end of every article);
  5. Wikiafripedia:Reliable sources, which explains what factors determine whether a source is acceptable;
  6. Wikiafripedia:Citing sources, which describes the manner of citing sources so that readers can verify content for themselves;
  7. And Wikiafripedia:Manual of Style, which offers a style guide—in general editors tend to acquire knowledge of appropriate writing styles and detailed formatting over time.

These are often abbreviated to WAP:NOT, WAP:NPOV, WAP:NOR, WAP:V, WAP:RS, WAP:CITE, and WAP:MOS respectively.

Trademarks and copyrights[edit source | edit]

"Wikiafripedia" is a registered trademark of the not-for-profit Wikiafrimedia Foundation, which would create a family of free-content projects that would be build by user contributions.

Most of Wikiafripedia's text and many of its images are dual-licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts). Some text has been imported only under CC-BY-SA and CC-BY-SA-compatible license and cannot be reused under GFDL; such text is identified either on the page footer, in the page history or on the discussion page of the article that utilizes the text. Every image has a description page that indicates the license under which it is released or, if it is non-free, the rationale under which it is used.

Contributions remain the property of their creators, while the CC-BY-SA and GFDL licenses ensure the content is freely distributable and reproducible. (See content disclaimer for more information.)

Credits[edit source | edit]

Text on Wikiafripedia is a collaborative work, and the efforts of individual contributors to a page are recorded in that page's history, which is publicly viewable. Information on the authorship of images and other media, such as sound files, can be found by clicking on the image itself or the nearby information icon to display the file page, which includes the author and source, where appropriate, along with other information.

Monetization[edit source | edit]

You can monetize your articles on Wikiafripedia without paying commission. Here's how it works:

  1. You published an article on Wikiafripedia
  2. You submit your ad code for review and your code is implemented on Wikiafripedia once and you are shown how to call it to show ads anywhere in your articles
  3. You placed ads in your article and you earn revenue from the Web traffic that are landing on all your articles that have ad in them.

To begin...

  1. You will need to register an account on Wikiafripedia
  2. You need an advertising account, you can signup for Amazon Associate
  3. You will need to know about Wikiafripedia:Core content policies
  4. You will need to be able to write like this, this, this or this.

When your article is ready - Get started

If you have something to say - speak your mind

Frequently Asked Questions[edit source | edit]

How Much Traffic Do Pages on Wikiafripedia Receives?

Go to Special:PopularPages and find out. If the page you wanted to view its hitcount isn't listed there, check on the individual page footer area - it's there. However, note that Wikiafripedia HitCounters was turned ON for the first time on January 9, 2021 at 12:17UTC to aid this campaign. Any views before then is lost because the ability for older web pages to record hit wasn't implemented before that time.

If I copied a page from another website to exterminate red-link in my article on Wikiafripedia, can I monetize it?

No. Presently, copied pages are not even indexable on Wikiafripedia, but might be in the future, yet, you will not be allowed to monetize their traffic. To do that, you would need to either create your own article on the subject or rewrite the copied article in your own words.

Can anyone still edit and improve my article but only me as the author is eligible for monetizing it?

Yes, but if someone add 'an extensive new section' to your article, that person is eligible to monetize that section with her ad code if she wants, but if she has not indicated interest, you don't have to obtained consent from her to monetize that section.

Can Wikiafripedia provide me with an ad account if I don't have and still not pay them commission on earning?

Yes. You can apply here

Does Wikiafripedia charged a commission on earning like YouTube?

No.



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Feedback and questions[edit source | edit]

Wikiafripedia is run as a communal effort. It is a community project whose result is an encyclopedia. Feedback about content should, in the first instance, be raised on the discussion pages of those articles. Be bold and edit the pages to add information or correct mistakes.

Similar projects[edit source | edit]

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