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A

admin
See administrator.
administrator
An administrator (shorthand: admin) is a Wikibookian with the ability to delete and restore pages, block and unblock users, and protect and unprotect pages from editing. They tend to have more editing experience on the project than an average user. See Wikibooks:Administrators.
AGF
Abbreviation for "assume good faith", a guideline whereby one should not assume that an unwanted or disputed edit was done maliciously.
anon
Abbreviation for "anonymous user". As a user does not necessarily lose his or her anonymity by registering or logging in, this term should be avoided. See IP user.
ArbCom, Arbcom, ARBCOM
Abbreviation for Wikibooks:Arbitration Committee, a proposal for resolving disputes which has failed to gain consensus.
archive
A subpage of a talk page to which some parts of the discussion are transferred, to reduce the size of the talk page.
autoconfirm
A newly registered user is still subject to some of the same restrictions as anonymous users—for example, inability to move pages or edit semi-protected pages. When a user is autoconfirmed, these restrictions end. Currently, a new user must wait four days to be autoconfirmed.

B

ban
Banning is the extreme, last resort action by which someone is prevented from editing Wikibooks for a prolonged or indeterminate length of time. Reason for banning is usually a long history of biased edits, persistent adding of incorrect or doubtful material, refusal to cooperate with others, or extreme incivility and threats. If someone is banned, their username is blocked, and any username or IP that is with great likelihood identified as being the same person can be blocked without any further reason. See also block.
blanking
Removing all content from a page. If blanking a page is done in bad faith, it is vandalism. If blanking is done to a vandalized brand-new page, {{delete}} should be added to the blanked page to draw attention to it, rather than just blanking it. Newcomers often mistake blanking for deletion.
block
Action by an administrator, removing from a certain IP address or username the ability to edit Wikibooks. Usually done against addresses that have done vandalism or against users who have been banned—see Wikibooks:Blocking policy. See also ban.
blue link, bluelink
A wikilink to a page that already exists shows up blue (or purple if it has been recently visited by that reader/editor).
book
A collection of pages associated together is called a book.
bot
A program that automatically or semi-automatically adds or edits Wikibooks pages.
bureaucrat
A Wikibooks administrator who has been entrusted with promoting users to sysops. Bureaucrats can also rename user accounts.

C

canvassing
Canvassing is sending messages to multiple Wikibookians with the intent to inform them about a community discussion. Under certain conditions, canvassing is acceptable to notify other editors of ongoing discussions, but inappropriate messages, written to influence the outcome rather than to improve the quality of a discussion, are considered disruptive since they compromise the consensus building process.
cat, CAT
"Category" or "categorize". Often pluralized as "cats" or "cats." CAT used as an abbreviation for pages in the Category namespace. See also category.
category
A category is a collection of pages automatically formed by the Wikibooks servers by analyzing category tags in pages. Category tags are in the form Category:Computing. The part after the ":" is the name of the category. Adding a category tag causes a link to the category and any super-categories to be added to the bottom of the page. As stated, it also results in the page being added to the category listing. A list of basic categories to browse through can be found at Category:Categories.
CC-BY-SA
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike. This is one of the licenses for the use and distribution of Wikibooks content (see Wikibooks:Copyrights for details).
CheckUser, checkuser
A Wikibooks administrator who has been entrusted with the ability to see the IP addresses of logged-in users, usually to determine if someone is using sockpuppets to violate policy. See also m:CheckUser.
cleanup
The process of repairing pages that contain errors of grammar, are poorly formatted, or contain irrelevant material. Cleanup generally requires only editing skills, as opposed to the specialized knowledge that is more often called for by pages needing attention.
comment out
To hide information from normal display yet still retain the material for editors to see. This is done by inserting the characters <!-- at the start of the comment text and --> at the end. These character strings are used to delimit comments in HTML code.
Community Portal
This lists the outstanding tasks that need to be addressed and several other useful bits of information and resources.
contribs
Short for contributions. A user has made these edits.
contributor
See editor.
COOK
Common abbreviation for the Cookbook pages in the Cookbook namespace. See also Wikibooks:Shortcuts.
Cookbook
A subproject of Wikibooks dedicated to collecting recipes and cooking techniques. See Cookbook:Table of Contents.
copyedit
A change to a page that only affects formatting, grammar, and other presentational aspects.
copyvio
Copyright violation. Usually used in an edit summary when some copyrighted material has been added to Wikibooks. See also Wikibooks:Copyrights.
'crat
Short for bureaucrat.
cut-and-paste move, cut and paste move, cut 'n' paste move, cut-n-paste move, etc.
Moving a page by taking the text of the page, and put it into the edit window for the second page. Generally considered worse than the 'move page' option, because it causes the page and its edit history to be in different places. Cut and paste moves can be fixed by administrators.

D

data dump
To import material from outside sources into Wikibooks without editing, formatting, and linking. This is frowned upon by most Wikibookians, and is often a copyvio.
de-admin
See de-sysop.
deletionist
Someone who actively attempts to delete pages that others prefer to keep.
deprecated
The term is also used to refer to pages, templates, or categories that have been orphaned or are no longer used.
de-orphan, deorphan
To make a page no longer an orphan.
de-sysop
To take away someone's sysop status.
developer
A user who can make direct changes to the Wikibooks software and database.
de-wikify, dewikify
To remove (de-link) a wikification of a page. This is usually due to pages being moved to Wikibooks from other wiki websites like Wikipedia, where many more links are used in the editorial styles on those projects.
diff
The difference between two versions of page, as displayed using the view history feature, or from Recent Changes. The versions to compare are encoded in the URL, so you can make a link by copying and pasting it—for instance when discussing a change on a book's talk page.
double redirect
A redirect which leads to another redirect. Counterintuitively, this will not bring one to the final destination, so it needs to be eliminated by linking directly to the target redirect. Double redirects are generated when moving a page that has redirects leading to it.
dupe
Short for a duplicate page. Often used when identifying a duplicate page that needs to be merged with another.

E

edit conflict
Appears if an edit is made to the page between when one opens it for editing and completes the edit. The later edit does not take effect, but the editor is prompted to merge their edit with the earlier one. Edit conflicts should not be confused with edit wars.
editor
Anyone who writes or modifies pages at Wikibooks. See also contributor, user.
edit summary
The contents of the "edit summary" box below the text box seen when editing a page.
edit war
Two or more parties continually making their preferred changes to a page, each persistently undoing the changes made by the opposite party. Generally, an edit war is the result of an argument on a talk page that could not be resolved. Edit wars are forbidden and lead to blocks. See also revert war, wheel war.
external link
A link to a website not owned by Wikimedia. The opposite of an internal link, wikilink, and free link.

F

FB
Featured book; a book that has been selected as representing "the best of Wikibooks". Books become featured when a candidate gets consensus for promotion.
fork
A splitting of an entity to satisfy different groups of people, typically used on Wikibooks so that we can write similar books for different audiences.
free link
A link pointing to another page within Wikibooks or its sister projects, sometimes referred to as wikilinks or internal links. Unless otherwise specified in a user's preferences, these links usually show up as blue if they are working and they haven't been visited before, red if they are broken or don't yet exist, and purple if they are working and they have been visited before.

G

gadget
A gadget is a JavaScript tool that can be enabled from your Wikibooks preferences.
GFDL
Acronym for GNU Free Documentation License. This license with the added requirements that work be unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts. This is one of the licenses for the use and distribution of Wikibooks content (see Wikibooks:Copyrights for details).
Google test
Running portions or titles of pages through the Google search engine for various purposes. The two most common are to check for copyright violations or to determine which term among several is the most widely used.
GPL

Acronym for GNU General Public License. MediaWiki software, the one used to run all Wikimedia projects, like Wikibooks, is released under this license.

gr
Grammar, used in edit summaries to indicate that a grammar problem is being corrected.

H

history
All previous versions of a page, from its creation to its current state. Also called page history. See Help:Tracking changes#Page history.

I

IANAL
An abbreviation for "I Am Not a Lawyer", indicating that an editor is about to give their opinion on a legal matter as they understand it, although they are not professionally qualified to do so, and may not fully understand the law in question.
inclusionist
A user who is of the opinion that Wikibooks should contain as much information as possible, often regardless of presentation or notability.
infobox
A consistently formatted table which is present in pages with a common subject. See Template:Infobox and Category:Infobox templates for examples.
internal link
See free link, wikilink.
interwiki
A link to a sister project; this can be an interlanguage link to a corresponding page in a different language in Wikibooks, or a link to a project such as Wikisource, Wikipedia, Meta, etc.
IP, IP user, IP editor
Same as anon.

L

language link
See interwiki.
link
A string of colored text making a hyperlink to give access to another document.
link farm
Link farms are books or pages of books consisting entirely of external or internal links. Some pages consisting of internal or external links are acceptable (such as a bibliography or resources pages).
link rot
Because websites change over time, many external links from Wikibooks to other sites cannot be guaranteed to remain active. When a page's links becomes outdated and no longer work, the page is said to have undergone link rot.
linkspamming
A technique employed by unscrupulous websites, which consists of adding URLs to their website to (usually important) wiki pages, in order to increase their site ranking at search engines such as Google. This process is often scripted, and may come from several anonymous IP addresses simultaneously.

M

m
On the Recent Changes page, m (lower case, bold) indicates a minor edit.
mainspace
The main book namespace (i.e. not a talk page, not a "Wikibooks:" page, not a "User:" page, etc.)
meat puppet
An account created only for the illegitimate strengthening of another user's position in votes or discussions. Unlike a sock puppet, the account is used by another person. Meat puppets are treated exactly like sock puppets in most cases, making the distinction between them largely academic.
MediaWiki
The software behind Wikibooks and its sister projects, as well as several projects not related to Wikimedia, and a namespace.
merge
Taking the text of two pages, and turning it into a single page.
mergist
A user who compromises between the inclusionist and deletionist principles. A mergist is of the opinion that while many topics merit inclusion at Wikibooks, not every topic deserves its own book, and tries to combine these "side" topics into longer, less specific books. Mergists also try to combine multiple less-developed books on the same topic into a single more thoroughly developed book.
Meta, Meta-Wikimedia, metawiki
A separate wiki (meta.wikimedia.org) used to discuss general Wikibooks matters along with matters concerning other Wikimedia projects.
Meta page, meta-page
A page that provides information about Wikibooks. Meta pages are more correctly referred to as project namespace pages. Meta pages should not be confused with a page on Meta-Wikimedia.
mirror
A website other than Wikibooks that uses content original to Wikibooks as a source for at least some of its content. See also Wikibooks:Mirrors and forks.
module
An instructional resource entry (a "page" in a book, if you will). All modules are pages, but not all pages are modules. See Help:Pages#Modules.
MOS, MoS
Found in edit summaries to indicate that a change has been made to make a page comply with Wikibooks' general or a local book's manual of style. See Wikibooks:Manual of Style and Help:Local manuals of style.
move
Changing the name and location of a page because of a misspelling, violation of naming convention, misnomer, or inaccuracy. Involves either renaming the page or moving it and constructing a redirect to keep the original link intact.

N

N
On the Recent Changes page, N (upper case, bold) indicates a new page.
namespace
A way to classify pages. Wikibooks has namespaces for instructional resources, pages about Wikibooks (Wikibooks:), user pages (User:), special pages (Special:) and talk pages (Talk:, Wikibooks talk:, and User talk:). See Help:Pages#Namespaces.
NC
An acronym for naming convention which is the suggested naming scheme for books and chapters within them.
newbie, noob, newb
A newcomer to Wikibooks.
newbie experiment, newbie test
An edit made by a newcomer to Wikibooks, just to see if "edit" really does what it sounds like. Use Wikibooks:Sandbox for these.
NOR
The Wikibooks policy that No Original Research is allowed in books.
NPOV
Acronym for neutral point of view, or the agreement to report subjective opinions objectively, so as not to cause edit wars between opposing sides.
null edit
A null edit is made when an editor opens the edit window of a document then re-saves the page without having made any text changes. This is sometimes done as a lazy way to purge—to update the functioning of templates (which require pages containing them to be edited in order for any changes to take effect). The term also applies to making a very small, non-substantive change (e.g., removing an unneeded blank line or adding one) in order to get the page history to register a change, for the purpose of leaving an edit summary that responds to a previous one.

O

Open Ticket Request System
Refers to the people and software that surround the handling of email sent to the Wikimedia Foundation.
original research
In Wikibooks, original research (sometimes abbreviated OR) is material added to books that has not been published already by a reputable source. Wikibooks is not the appropriate place to publish original research.
orphan
An orphaned page is a page with no links from other pages in the main namespace. An orphaned file is a file with no links from any pages at all. You can view lists of orphaned pages and orphaned files.
OTRS
Abbreviation for Open Ticket Request System.

P

page
Any individual topic within Wikibooks; the web page without the top, bottom and side bars. Pages include textbook pages, stubs, redirects, disambiguation pages, user pages, talk pages, documentation, and special pages.
PD
Material not presently under copyright and thus available for use without permission. Public domain.
per, per nom, per X
A comment on a page such as RFP or RFD may be accompanied by the note "per nom", which means "for the reasons given by the nominator". Similarly, a comment may be noted "per X" where X is the name of one of the other commenters, or a reference to some page that explains the reasoning.
permastub
Any stub book which is unlikely to grow to a more respectable size; a book on a subject about which little can ever be written. These books are often potential candidates for merging into larger books, especially if they only consist of a single page.
personal attack
A comment that is not directed at content, but rather insults, demeans, or threatens another editor (or a group of editors) personally, with obvious malice. To maintain a friendly and productive atmosphere, personal attacks are forbidden per Wikibooks policy and may be grounds for blocking in serious and/or repeated cases. See Wikibooks:No personal attacks.
pipe, piped link
A link where the text displayed in the page is not the name of the link target. Such links are created using the pipe character "|" e.g., [[Target Book|Displayed Text]]. Piped links may also be used to sort pages in categories by other than their name, e.g., if [[Category:Foo|Bar]] is placed on a page, the page will be listed alphabetically at "Bar" in category "Foo", irrespective of its title.
POV
Literally, a point of view, but often used negatively as an adjective to indicate bias.
project namespace
The project namespace is a namespace dedicated to providing information about Wikibooks. Pages in the project namespace always start with "Wikibooks:".
protected page
This term indicates a page that cannot be edited except by administrators, or in some cases, established users. Usually this is done to cool down an edit war. See Wikibooks:Protected page.

R

random book
The random book link is on the left of each page for most skins. It will take you to a Wikibooks book that is chosen by a computer algorithm without any deliberate pattern or meaning to the choice.
Reading room
The main community forum of Wikibooks (found at Wikibooks:Reading room), where proposals, technical problems, and other internals are announced and discussed in front of a wider audience than a topic-specific page would have.
red link, redlink
A link to a page that doesn't exist shows up red.
revert
An edit that reverses changes made by someone else, thus restoring the prior version. See Help:Editing#Reverting.
revert war
See edit war.
RFD, RfD
The section of Wikibooks:Requests for deletion where books or pages can be nominated for deletion.
RFP, RfP
The Wikibooks:Requests for permissions page where users can make their case to have the community grant them specific user rights, such as the ability to perform administrative actions.
RFU, RfU
The section of Wikibooks:Requests for deletion where arguments can be made to undelete a book or page.
rm
Remove. Used in edit summaries to indicate that a particular piece of text or formatting has been deleted.
rmv
  1. Remove (rm) vandalism. Used in edit summaries when good edits were made after vandalism, requiring the editor to sort out the vandalism, as opposed to a simple reversion. See also rvv.
  2. Same as rm.
rogue admin
Accusatory term for a Wikibooks administrator, suggesting that the accused person systematically abuses their administrative access. Such accusations are rarely found to be justified or particularly productive.
rollback
To change a page back to the version before the last edit. Administrators and reviewers have special tools to do this more easily. See Help:Editing#Rollback.
RR
Shorthand for the Reading room.
rv
Revert. An edit summary indicating that the page has been reverted to a previous version, often because of vandalism. See Help:Editing#Reverting.
rvv
Revert of vandalism. See also rv.

S

sandbox
A sandbox is a page that users may edit however they want. Though it is meant to help users experiment and gain familiarity with wiki markup, the public sandbox at Wikibooks:Sandbox is often filled with strange things and patent nonsense. In addition to the public sandbox, users may create private sandboxes on subpages of their user page.
section editing
Using one of the '[edit]' links to the right of each section's title, one can get an edit window containing only the section of the page that's below the [edit] link. This makes it easier to find the exact spot where one wants to edit, and helps you avoid an edit conflict. You can turn section editing off in your preferences under the "Enable section editing via [edit] links" option.
self-link
A Wikilink contained in a page that points the reader to that same page, e.g., linking Using Wikibooks in the page "Using Wikibooks". Such links are automatically displayed as strongly emphasized text rather than links, but the more complex case of a link which redirects to the same page is not, and should be de-wikified.
self-revert
An editor self-reverts when he or she reverts or undoes an edit that he or she had previously made. This may be because the editor was merely making a test or because the editor later realized his or her edit was faulty.
shortcut
A redirect used to enable editors to get to a page more quickly without typing out the full title. See Wikibooks:Shortcuts for a list of common shortcuts.
skin
The appearance theme in Special:Preferences. The default skin is called Vector, and eight others are available to logged-in users: Chick, Classic, Cologne Blue, Modern, Monobook, MySkin, Nostalgia, and Simple.
sock puppet, sock
Another user account created secretly by an existing Wikibookian, generally to manufacture the illusion of support in a discussion or argument.
soft redirect
A very short page that essentially points the reader in the direction of another page. Used in cases where a normal redirect is inappropriate for various reasons (e.g. it is a cross-wiki redirect).
sort key
A device to make a page file alphabetically (in a category or other list of pages) other than by the page's title.
sp
Short for spelling correction or space. Used in edit summaries.
speedy
Abbreviation for speedy delete. Can also be used as a verb – e.g., "I think the page should be speedied". "Speedy" on Wikibooks does not mean "now, immediately", but rather something that can be done without further discussion.
speedy delete
Deletion of a page without prior discussion. Pages can be speedily deleted only under very specific circumstances; see Wikibooks:Deletion policy for those.
speedy keep
The closing of a request for deletion before the normal end of the discussion period. This happens when the nomination has been faulty (e.g., a bad faith nomination) or when there is overwhelming evidence that the page should be kept (e.g., overwhelming support for keeping it, or a history of deletion attempts that have ended in the same way).
split
Separating a single page into two or more pages.
steward
An administrator who has been empowered to change any user's status, including granting and revoking administrator and bureaucrat status.
stub
An page considered too short to give an adequate introduction to a subject (often one paragraph or less). Stubs are marked with stub templates, a specific type of cleanup template, which add the pages to stub categories sorted by subject matter.
SUB
Common abbreviation for the subject pages in the Subject namespace. See also Wikibooks:Shortcuts.
subject, subject page
Pages that organize the books at Wikibooks based on topic. See Subject:Books by subject.
subpage, sub-page
A page connected to a parent page, such as Using Wikibooks/About The Book.
subst, subst'ing
See transclusion.
SUL
Abbreviation for "Single user login", which refers to the process of unifying individual accounts with the same name across Wikimedia projects into one global account.
sysop
A less-used name for administrator. See also de-sysop.

T

tag
  1. A wiki template, in general.
  2. Specifically, a template that will assign a page to a category (most often a stub template)
  3. Specifically, a template applied to a page that indicates that it needs cleanup or that something about it is disputed.
  4. Specifically, a template applied to a page that indicates that it has been nominated for deletion.
  5. Specifically, a WikiProject banner template applied to a talk page.
  6. Verb: To apply any such template to a page, or to add a category.
talk page
A page reserved for discussion of the page with which it is associated, such as a book's page. Very confusingly, the link to a talk page is labeled "discussion". All pages within Wikibooks (except pages in the Special namespace and talk pages themselves) have talk pages attached to them.
task force
A smaller group of editors in a WikiProject dedicated to a more specific field within the scope of the parent project. Task forces are located on WikiProject subpages. They generally have a less formal bureaucratic structure than full-fledged WikiProjects.
TeX
A programming language utilized in Wikibooks to write mathematical equations. See meta:Help:Displaying a formula for help with how to use it.
template
A way of automatically including the contents of one page within another page, used for boilerplate text, navigational aids, etc. See also: Wikibooks:Templates.
thread
A talk page discussion, usually with more than 2 indented replies. May refer to either a complete second level section (i.e. a section with heading surrounded by ==) of posts as is defined by talk page archiving bots. For this type of thread, the age is the time interval from the most recent post to current time. It can also refer to an individual sequence of indented paragraphs.
test edit
Same as newbie test.
TOC, ToC
A page's table of contents, which lists the subsection headings within the page. This is usually close to the top left of the page, but may be placed at the top right, floated, or omitted entirely.
top
On a user's list of contributions, (top) indicates that the page has not been edited by anyone else since the user last edited it.
transclusion
There are two main ways of using templates inside pages: transclusion (accomplished by using {{Template Name}}), and substitution ({{subst:Template Name}}). The former will include the content of Template Name on the fly whenever the page is loaded, while the latter will permanently insert the content of the template onto the page. Thus, using substitution, if the template content is modified at a later date, the page's content will not change.
Substitution is the preferred method for long-term, permanent notices, as it creates a permanent record of the templates at the time and even helps to lighten the load on the database. Substitution has a further advantage in that a template may be de-linked from any associated category or slightly modified to suit the circumstances, for instance when the template is used on a talk page. Transclusion is preferred when it is possible that the template will be edited at a later date or when a list of pages including a template needs to be able to be generated.
transwiki
Move a page to another wiki.
troll
A user who incites or engages in disruptive behavior. There are some people who just enjoy causing conflict, and there are those who make a hobby of it. However, these are few in number. Calling someone a troll in a dispute is a bad idea; it has an effect similar to calling someone a Nazi–no further meaningful debate can be held.
tweak
A small edit.

U

user
See editor.
userbox
A small box which is stored in the template space, and which includes a small piece of information about a user (such as "This user likes cheese"). Many users use userboxes on their user page, although some look down upon it. See also Wikibooks:Userboxes.
user page

A personal page for Wikibookians. Most people use their pages to introduce themselves and to keep various personal notes and lists. They are also used by Wikibookians to communicate with each other via the user talk pages. A user page has a name of the form User:<username> (e.g. User:Jimbo Wales).

userspace draft
A draft created in a user's "userspace".

V

vandal
One who engages in significant amounts of vandalism.
vandalism
Specifically, an edit deliberately intended to sabotage the site. This includes linkspamming. More generally any edit which serves to make the content of a page worse from the community's point of view. See also Wikibooks:Dealing with vandalism.

W

wall of text
An unusually long paragraph, presenting a solid block of text of a dozen or more lines. Walls of text are visually unappealing and difficult to read. A wall of text in a book may simply be a sign of an inexperienced editor unfamiliar with Wikibooks markup, or may be a sign of a more serious issue such as cut-and-paste copyright violation. A wall of text in a talk page may be taken to be a sign of soapboxing or shotgun argumentation.
watchlist
A set of pages selected by the user, who can then click on My watchlist to see recent changes to those pages.
wheel war
A dispute between Wikibooks administrators who use the privileges of administrators (such as blocking) as weapons in an edit war.
WB
Common abbreviation for Wikibooks, especially for pages in the Wikibooks namespace. See also Wikibooks:Shortcuts.
Wikibookian
A user of the Wikibooks project.
Wikibooks
This website. Also refers to a collection of "books" that have been written on this site when written lowercase. A wikibook is just one of many books at Wikibooks. See also book. See Wikibooks:Welcome and Wikibooks:What is Wikibooks.
Wikibooks namespace
See project namespace.
wikibreak, wikivacation, wikiholiday, wiki-break, etc.
When a Wikibookian takes a break from Wikibooks.
wikify
To format using Wiki markup (as opposed to plain text or HTML) and add internal links to material, incorporating it into the whole of Wikibooks.
Wikijunior
A subproject of Wikibooks dedicated to books for children from birth to age twelve. See Wikijunior and Wikibooks:What is Wikijunior.
wikilawyering
Attempting to inappropriately rely on technicalities in a legalistic manner with respect to Wikibooks' policies and guidelines.
wikilink
A link to another Wikibooks page, as opposed to an external link.
Wikimedia
Properly Wikimedia Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization that provides a legal, financial, and organizational framework for Wikibooks and its sister projects and provides the necessary hardware.
Wikipedia
A Wikibooks sister project to create a free online encyclopedia. See also Wikipedia.
WikiProject
An active group of Wikibooks editors working together to improve a specific group of books, usually those on one or more related topics. This often involves an attempt to standardize the content and style of the books using an agreed standard format. See Wikibooks:WikiProject.
wikiquette
The etiquette of working with others on Wikibooks.
Wikiquote
A Wikibooks sister project to create a free online collection of quotations. See also Wikiquote.
Wikisource
A Wikibooks sister project to create a free online compendium of primary source texts. See also Wikisource.
Wikispecies
A Wikibooks sister project. Wikispecies provides a central, extensive database for taxonomy (species data). Wikispecies is aimed at the needs of scientific users rather than general users. See also Wikispecies.
wikistress, wiki-stress, etc.
Personal stress or tension induced by editing Wikibooks, or more often by being involved in minor conflict with another editor. Some users maintain a Wikistress meter on their user page.
Wikiversity
A Wikibooks sister project to create a free online collection of participant-driven learning resources. See also Wikiversity.
Wiktionary
A Wikibooks sister project to create a free online dictionary of every language. See also Wiktionary.
WJ
Common abbreviation for Wikijunior, especially for pages in the Wikijunior namespace. See also Wikibooks:Shortcuts.
WMF
See Wikimedia.


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