Consult Google for answers to any of those and many more of life's most pressing questions, and chances are you'll quickly find yourself perusing the informative and deeply strange tutorials of wiki How.Making a tuna fish sandwich—you'll learn at wiki How—involves being careful not to cut yourself when you open the can.
Rather than impose my own ego and biases onto wiki How, I headed to a section of the site that catalogs readers' requests for new tutorials, hoping to fulfill someone else's wish.
Amid "How to Start Your Own Clown Business," "How to Approach a Call Girl Through Texts," and "How to Show Your Parents the Benefits of Using wiki How," I found my prize: "How to Chase Lizards out of Your House: 13 Steps.") wiki How's guidelines for editors expressly advise that articles based on "joke topics" are subject for deletion, so if the community is policing itself as it should, we can assume that even the most bizarre of its pages were created unironically and in good faith.
The problem of keeping new leather shoelaces from coming untied is treated with the same effervescence as the problem of ).
For wiki How, there isn't a problem on Earth that can't be solved in four numbered steps, a sprinkling of nested bullet points, and a positive attitude.
Unlike Wikipedia, whose infamously complicated user experience can be intimidating, wiki How goes out of its way to make you feel comfortable.
Easy-to-follow instructions are readily available, and if you're not feeling bold enough to immediately dive in and write your own how-to, the site provides you with a few less challenging options to start with.If your friend is familiar with the sound of an air horn, you can describe it as sounding like an air horn, except deeper and louder." Staving off the strong proprietary urges that I was surprised to feel stirring within me— On its various about pages, wiki How describes itself and its mission using the messianic language of philanthropy.Users are known as "knowledge philanthropists," and the company self-identifies as a "hybrid organization"—"a for-profit company focused on creating a global public good in accordance with our mission." wiki How is built on open-source software, and its articles are licensed under Creative Commons, meaning that users could theoretically replicate the entire site on another URL if they ever felt that the values of wiki How the company were diverging from those of wiki How the community."That quacking duck is as loud as a foghorn," you say, and your friend replies, "What does a foghorn sound like? famously stilted illustrations, I make up for it, I hope, with clean copy and facility with the subject matter. Considering that wiki How's legions of contributors are doing unpaid and mostly thankless work in the service of a company that directly profits from their labor through advertising, my biggest question going into this experiment was not wiki How but wiki Why.Why spend your time writing lowest-common-denominator content with no guaranteed readers for a company that isn't even paying you?" After bouncing through a series of banal edits to "How to Wear Black Lipstick" and "How to Make a Wedding Dress," I landed on " Obviously, I gave a resounding yes.