When is it ok to edit a Wikipedia page?

Question by Pilates in Anderson: When is it ok to edit a Wikipedia page?
On the Wikipedia page for Pilates the word “equipment” is used incorrectly throughout the article. The correct word is “apparatus” and the article should be changed to reflect that. I’ve never really edited something that major on a page and, although I know how, I’m not sure if it is ok to do so. I posted a the issue in the discussion section of the page, but no one has responded.

So what is the usual protocol for editing things such as that?

Best answer:

Answer by jessicayounggirl
research it make sure you are right but if you are sure go ahead and edit it they have that incase they make a mistake and it sounds like they did so help them out and go ahead and fix it

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3 thoughts on “When is it ok to edit a Wikipedia page?

  1. you can change it if you want and if you know it is correct. thats the whole point of wikipedia which is to share, edit, update, correct information.

  2. You can make edits, but when in doubt, please be sure to cite your sources. Wikipedia is not a place where you can do whatever you want – it is an effort to write a verifiable encyclopedia. So, you don’t need a reference for “the sky is blue” but for this case, I’d suggest adding a reference for your change. New users often find this difficult to do (adding references) but you can easily get help on the site… for example, add {{helpme}} and your question on your user talk page, and someone will come help you.

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