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About WikiProfile

WikiProfile.org is built on Mediawiki software written in PHP, originally for use for Wikipedia.

WikiProfile is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project operated by the WikiProfile Corp. and based on an openly editable model. The name "WikiProfile" is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia. WikiProfile's profiles and articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

Since its creation in December 2015, WikiProfile has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference business websites. There are more than 25,000 active contributors and registered users working on over 76,000,000 pages in 26 languages. As of today, there are 145,212,330 company profiles and product pages in English. Every month, hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world collectively make tens of thousands of edits and create thousands of new articles to augment the knowledge held by WikiProfile. (See the new user registration for more information.)

WikiProfile is a live collaboration differing from paper-based reference sources in important ways. Unlike printed encyclopedias, WikiProfile is continually created and updated, with company profiles, products and top brands appearing within minutes rather than months or years.

WikiProfile expects to add profiles of important people related to the business content as well as company information.

WikiProfile is running MediaWiki version 1.22wmf3 (d8ee50b).

• It has 76,233,756 profile pages. • 2,175,308 product pages in total. • 8,302 top brands • 22,033 categories in 26 language. • There are 25,981 registered users and administrators.


Trademarks and copyrights

WikiProfile is a registered trademark. WikiProfile’s official domain is www.WikiProfile.org


WikiProfile contributors

Anyone with Web access can edit WikiProfile, and this openness encourages inclusion of a tremendous amount of content. About registered users—from expert scholars, business owners, editors to casual readers—regularly edit WikiProfile and these experienced editors often help to create a consistent style throughout the encyclopedia, following our Manual of Style.


Exploring WikiProfile

Many visitors come to WikiProfile to acquire knowledge about products and companies, while others come to share knowledge. At this very instant, dozens of articles and profiles are being improved and new profiles are also being created. Changes can be viewed at the Recent changes page and a random page at Random articles. Over 20,000 pages have been designated by the WikiProfile community as featured pages, exemplifying the best profiles in the WikiProfile encyclopedia.


Basic navigation in WikiProfile

WikiProfile pages are all linked or cross-referenced. When highlighted, text like this is seen, it means there is a link to some relevant article or WikiProfile page with more in-depth information. Holding the mouse over the link will often show users where the link will lead. The reader is always one click away from more information on any point that has a link attached.


Using WikiProfile as a research tool

WikBusiness profiles or products pages are never considered complete and may be continually edited and improved. Over time, this generally results in an upward trend of quality and a growing consensus over a neutral representation of information.


Strengths, weaknesses, and article quality in WikiProfile

WikiProfile is open to a large contributor base, drawing a large number of editors from diverse backgrounds. Allowing anyone to edit WikiProfile means that it is more easily vandalized and susceptible to unchecked information, which requires removal. WikiProfile is written by open and transparent consensus—an approach that has its pros and cons


Editing WikiProfile pages

The page layout consists of tabs along the beginning. These are: • Company Profile. Shows the main pages on WikiProfile • Company Verified Profile. Verified by WikiProfile, marked with a star at the top of the page. • People Verified Profile. Only verified people profiles can be added into WikiProfile. • Products Pages. Shows the product’s description in WikiProfile pages. • Top Brands. Shows Top Brands in WikiProfile pages. • Edit. This tab allows users to edit the company profiles or products pags. Depending on the page’s susceptibility to vandalism, according to its visibility or the degree of controversy surrounding the topic, this tab may not be shown for all users. • View History. This tab allows readers to view the editors of the article and the changes that have been made.


Editorial administration, oversight, and management

The WikiProfile community is largely self-organizing so that anyone may build a reputation as a competent editor and become involved in any role he/she may choose, subject to peer approval.


Technical attributes

WikiProfile uses MediaWiki software, the open-source program used not only on WikiProfile projects but also on many other third-party websites. Hardware supporting the WikiProfile projects is based on Fusion IO Technology.


Other countries

This WikiProfile started in 2012. It currently contains 76+ million pages worldwide. Many other WikiProfile pages are available. Some of the largest countries are listed below. • More than 25,000,000 pages: Deutsch français italiano Nederlands русский • More than 3,000,000 pages: español 日本語 polski português svenska Tiếng Việt 中文 • More than 500,000 pages: العربية Bahasa Indonesia Bahasa Melayu català česky فارسی 한국어 magyar norsk bokmål română suomi Türkçe українська • More than 2,000,000 pages: български dansk eesti Ελληνικά English (simple) Esperanto euskara galego עברית hrvatski lietuvių norsk nynorsk slovenčina slovenščina српски / srpski srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски தமிழ் ไทย Contact information: investor@WikiProfile.org