විකිපීඩියාවේ සමහරක් ලිපි ඒවායේ ඇරඹුමෙහි සිටම සර්වසම්පූර්ණ වෙතත්, බොහෝ ලිපි ඇරඹෙන්නේ කොටලිපි ලෙසින් වන අතර මැනැවින්-ලියැවුනු, සර්වසම්පූර්ණ ලිපි බවට පරිපූර්ණ වශයෙන් වර්ධනය වෙති.
මෙම පිටුව විස්තර කරනුයේ ලිපියක පැවැත්මෙහි අවස්ථා වන අතර, ඊලඟ මට්ටමට ලිපියක් ප්රවර්ධනය කෙරුමට ඔබට උදව් දිය හැකි අයුරු ලැයිස්තුගත කර දක්වයි. ඊලඟ මට්ටම් අත්හැර අනෙකට පැනීමට ඉඩ දෙනවා පමණක් නොව—එසේ කිරීමට රුකුල් දෙනු ලැබේ! ලිපි සාමාන්ය වශයෙන් විකිපීඩියාව තුල ප්රවර්ධනය වන අයුරු පිළිබඳ අදහසක් පහත ප්රවර්ගයන් තුලින් ඔබ හට ලැබෙනවා ඇත.
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නව ලිපියක් ඇරඹීම
ලිපිය ප්රවර්ධනය කිරීම
තෝරාගත් ලිපි උපධාන හා අවේක්ෂණය කිරීම
නිර්මාණාත්මක ප්රතිපෝෂණය ලබා ගන්න (සමියුරු සමාලෝචනය)
තෝරාගත් ලිපි තත්ත්වය සඳහා අයැදුම් කරන්න
ලිපියක පැවැත්මෙහි අවස්ථා[සංස්කරණය]
ලිපි තැනීමට ඔබහට උදවු විය හැකි මායා අඳුනක් භාවිතා කිරීම කෙරෙහි අවධානය යොමුකරන්න. මායා අඳුන බලන්න.
සැම ලිපියක්ම ඇරඹෙනුයේ දායකයාගේ මනසෙහි සංකල්පයක් ලෙසිනි. ඒවා විකිපීඩියාවට අනුකූල වන්නේ නම්, ඕනෑම දෙයක් පිළිබඳව ලිපියක් තැනීමට ඔබ හට ඉඩ ප්රස්ථා ඇත. විෂයය පිළිබඳ ලිපියක් නොමැති බවට සහතික කරගනු වස්, ගවේෂණයක් පළමුව සිදුකරලීම අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම ඥානාන්විත ක්රියාවක් වෙයි; එසේ තිබේ නම්, යළියොමුවක් සිදුකරලීම අවස්තෝචිත විය හැක. ඔබ විසින් රතු සබැඳියක් දුටුවේ නම් ඔබගේ මනෝරථය සම්ප්රාප්තක වෙයි, ලිපියක් තනන්න! (ඔබ මීට කලින් ලිපියක් තනා නැත්නම්, ඔබගේ පළමු ලිපිය බලන්න.)
දායකත්වය සැපයිය හැකි මාතෘකා සිහි ගන්වාගැනුමට තවත් බොහෝ ඉඟි සඳහා, විකිපීඩියා:විකිපීඩියාවට දායකත්වය සැපයීම බලන්න.
ඔබ ඇරඹුමට පෙර, නව ලිපි තැනීම පිළිබඳ මාර්ග නිර්දේශ හා නිබන්ධන කියවීමෙන් ඔබ සැලකිල්ලට ගතයුතු දේවල්—එනම් විකිපීඩියා ලිපියක විෂයපථය, ආකෘතිය, සමුද්දේශයන්, හා මධ්යස්ථ දෘෂ්ඨිය වැනි දේවල්—අධ්යයනය කෙරුම ප්රයෝජනවත් විය හැක.
තැනිය යුතු ලිපි සොයාගැනුම සඳහා සුදුසු ක්රමයන්:
- විකිපීඩියා:ආරාධිත ලිපි
- විකිපීඩියා:ඉතාමත් අවශ්ය ලිපි
- විකිපීඩියා:තැනිය යුතු ලිපි
- විකිපීඩියා:සිංහලට පරිවර්තනය විය යුතු පිටු
සම්පූර්ණ ලිපියක් ලිවීමට කාලය නොමැතිනම් අංකුර ලිපියක් ලිවීම ගැන ඔබට අවධානය යොමුකල හැක."අංකුර ලිපි" යනු ඉතා කුඩා - බොහෝවිට වාක්ය කීපයකින් සමන්විත වන ලිපි යි. මෙවා විකිපීඩියාවේ අවලස්සන තාරාපැටව් ලෙස හැදින්වේ. උත්සාහයෙන් ඔවුන්ව හංසයන් වනසේ ලොකුමහත් කල හැක.
- අංකුර ලිපි සොයාගැනීම හා සංවර්ධනය:
ලිපි වැඩිදියුණු කිරීම[සංස්කරණය]
අංකුර ලිපියක සැලකියයුතු අන්තර්ගතයක් ඇතිවිට එය ලිපියක් ලෙස සැලකිය හැක.බොහෝ ලිපි මේ ගණයට වැටේ.මෙවායේ බොහෝවිට දුර්වලතා ඇත.ඔබව ඒවා නැවත සංස්කරණය කිර්ර්ම අගය කරන අතරම යම් සොයාබැලීමකින් පසු, ඔබගේ දැනුමද උපයොගී කරගෙන නව අන්තර්ගතයන් එක්කිරීමට උනන්දු කරවනු ලැබේ.
Good ways to find and improve developing articles (see below for more information):
- Category:Wikipedia pages with to-do lists
- Category:Articles needing attention
- Wikipedia:List of WikiProjects
- Wikipedia:Regional notice boards
- Wikipedia:Writing better articles
- Good articles
- How to get great articles up to featured quality
featured articles (විශේෂාංග ලිපි) යනු විකිපීඩියාවේ ඇති හොඳම ලිපි ලෙස අප සලකන ලිපියි. විශේෂාංග තත්ත්වට පත් කිරීමට පෙර මූලික රචනා ශෛලිය, අක්ෂර වින්යාසය, මධ්යස්ථතාව සහ සම්පුර්ණත්වය යන කරුණු පිළිබඳව Wikipedia:Featured article candidates (විකිපීඩියා:විශේෂාංග ලිපි අපේක්ෂකයන්) හිදී ගුණදොස් විමසීමක්/පරීක්ෂා කර බැලීමක් සිදු කරනු ලැබේ. ඔවුන්ගේ දායකත්වය ලැබුණු විශේෂාංග ලිපි පිළිබඳව විකිපීඩියානුවෝ අභිමානයට පත් වනු ඇත.
Once an article is certified as featured, it joins an exclusive group of featured content which is showcased across various community pages, including Portals and WikiProjects. The article could also receive the distinction of being featured on the main page. Before the article is scheduled to appear on the main page, it should receive a last review and polishing where possible.
Featured articles present our best work to people who might not know about Wikipedia. This is an excellent way to recruit new Wikipedians and obtain donations, both of which help Wikipedia immensely.
Featured articles are well polished, but there are usually small improvements that can be made. Do not ever be afraid to correct mistakes or update information when you see an opportunity; few articles are perfect, even though perfection is always our goal. We have a formal procedure for encouraging Wikipedians to review and improve featured articles: Featured Article Review.
What constitutes a featured article
Good ways to display our best articles:
How to develop an article[සංස්කරණය]
Suppose you want to create a first-rate, or even a perfect Wikipedia article that deserves to be listed among our featured articles (those considered by consensus to be Wikipedia's best articles). Your goal is then to meet the featured article criteria. Here is a guide to achieving this.
Once you have decided on an encyclopedic topic, use Wikipedia's search engine to find out what related material we already have. That way, you discover what already exists and can later create good links to and from other relevant articles.
Additional research is usually necessary to write a great article. A great article has to be verifiable and cite reliable sources which ideally should include books or peer reviewed journal articles. Consider visiting a university or public library to identify and study the best sources. Consider searching Wikipedias in other languages, looking at what search engines such as Google can bring up, and reading the relevant articles from other encyclopedias, to form an idea of what topics should be covered, in what depth, to achieve a comprehensive summary coverage. The following sites may help you: Encyclopedia.com (free), AllRefer Reference (free), Factmonster, Encyclopedia Britannica School & Library Site (free in most libraries).
Finding relevant articles[සංස්කරණය]
There are several ways to find and retrieve articles online, without having to leave home. Google Scholar is an excellent source for finding sometimes-free online peer reviewed articles; note that the free articles' entries are quickly identifiable for having a "View as HTML" link in the result page.
Many libraries have agreements with database providers under which library users with current library cards can connect free to the databases from their home computers — that is, the users do not need to be physically present in the library. Check with your local public or academic library to find out to which databases it subscribes, and whether they have a mechanism in place for remote access. Some high-end databases (like InfoTrac and ProQuest) even carry scanned versions of articles as they were originally printed.
Examples of comprehensive general interest databases that may be available through your local library are:
- EBSCO – Full academic version (Academic Search Premier) has full text of millions of articles from over 4,600 sources. Full public library version (MasterFILE Premier) has full text coverage of about 2,100 sources.
- Infotrac – OneFile database has full text of about 90 million articles from 1980 to the present. Widely available at academic and public libraries throughout North America. Operated by Thomson Gale (formerly Gale Group), a subsidiary of the Thomson Corporation.
- JSTOR – Has complete text of articles from several hundred scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately five years ago. Operated by a consortium of universities. They include most of the "high prestige" journals in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
- LexisNexis – Full version (mostly accessed by lawyers and journalists) has millions of full-text articles (from magazines, journals, and newspapers), court opinions, statutes, treatises, transcripts, public records, and more. Academic version (available at many universities) offers large subsets of the legal and news databases.
- ProQuest – Full version (ProQuest 5000) has full text of millions of articles from 7,400 sources as far back as 1971. The ProQuest Historical Newspapers database has images in PDF format of all issues of the New York Times published between 1851 and 2001. Most libraries offer access to only part of the huge ProQuest database, through account types like eLibrary, Platinum, Silver, Gold, or Discovery.
- Questia Online Library allows full-text search and reading access to all 64,000+ books and 1,000,000+ journal, magazine, and newspaper articles in their collection. Their strength is full text of recent academic books by major publishers such as Oxford University Press, University of North Carolina Press, and Greenwood Press, along with thousands of older academic books that are available only in larger university libraries. Unlike most other online services, they offer short-term individual subscriptions for students and researchers.
Academic libraries often subscribe to special interest databases with in-depth coverage, of which there are far too many to list here.
- Factiva – Provides multiple language interfaces and multilingual content covering nearly 9,000 sources.
Finding relevant books[සංස්කරණය]
If you are doing in-depth research on a complex or controversial subject, you should obtain relevant books in addition to articles. If the subject is of historical interest, you may have to visit a library to obtain articles that were published before 1980, since few online databases contain such old articles.
To find books or periodicals stored as bound volumes, the best place to start is with the catalog of your local public library. If you have searched the catalogs of several local libraries without success, try searching library "union" catalogs. With one search in a union catalog, it is possible to determine what books are available on a subject in an entire county, state, province, or country. The largest union catalog is OCLC WorldCat, which claims to have worldwide coverage, though most of its member libraries are in North America.
Only by citing the best sources in a field can a Wikipedia article be taken seriously by its critics. For more on this issue, see Wikipedia:Verifiability.
If you are creating a brand-new article (see Wikipedia:Your first article), there are a couple of naming conventions that you should follow.
Start your article with a concise lead section or introduction defining the topic at hand and mentioning the most important points. The reader should be able to get a good overview by only reading the lead, which should be between one and four paragraphs long, depending on the length of the article. See Wikipedia:Lead section.
Remember that, although you will be familiar with the subject you are writing about, readers of Wikipedia may not be, so it is important to establish the context of your article's subject early on. For instance, if you are writing an article about a sports event you should mention the sport and, if relevant, any national details: rather than
The Red Cup was a domestic league competition that ran between 1994 and 1996
it would be more helpful to write
The Red Cup was a domestic rugby league competition in New Caledonia that ran between 1994 and 1996
Again, rather than
Bobby the Salmon is a goalkeeper who joined the club in 2006
Bobby the Salmon is a football goalkeeper who joined Fulchester United in 2006
See our editing help for the format we use to produce links, emphasize text, lists, headlines etc. Make sure to link to other relevant Wikipedia articles. In addition, where appropriate, add links in other articles back to your article.
Do not simply copy-and-paste from one of the external resources mentioned above. See Copyrights for the details.
It is often a good idea to separate the major sections of your articles with section headlines. For many topics, a history section is very appropriate, outlining how thinking about the concept evolved over time.
If different people have different opinions about your topic, characterize that debate from the Neutral point of view.
Try to get your spelling right. Wikipedia does not yet contain a spell checker, but you can write and spell-check your article first in a word processor or text editor (which is a lot more comfortable than the Wikipedia text-box anyway) and then paste it into said text-box. Another option is an extension (such as ieSpell for Internet Explorer or SpellBound for Mozilla and old versions of Firefox – Firefox 2 and up feature built-in spell checking) that can be installed on your web browser and used as a spell checker in text boxes.
Keep the article in an encyclopedic style: add etymology or provenance (when available), look for analogies and eventual comparisons to propose. Be objective: avoid personal comments (or turn them into general statements, but only when they coincide), do not use personal forms (I found that...). The Wikipedia Manual of Style can help you with your English. You can post questions about English grammar and usage at the Wikipedia language and grammar desk.
Try to avoid using euphemisms, such as "passed away" for "died", or "made love" for "had sexual intercourse".
At the end, you should list the references you used and the best available external links about the topic. These references are what will allow Wikipedia to be the most trusted, reliable resource it can be.
Finish the article with a good relevant image or graphic. See Graphics tutorials for practical help on drawing diagrams and modifying images, or make a request on the Graphic Lab. Many copyright-free image sources are listed at our public domain image resources. Please do not link to images on other servers; instead use the upload page. The sizing of images and other issues concerning images in articles are set out in the Manual of Style.
One way to get a good article is to bounce it back and forth between several Wikipedians. Use the Talk pages to refine the topic, ask for their confirmations, note their doubts: it is usually interesting to discover that, perhaps from the other side of the planet, after a while, some other contributors can check other sources, or propose different interpretations. The composition of a commonly agreed interpretation is the most important ingredient of a serious Wikipedia article.
It may also be useful to look up your subject in one of the foreign-language Wikipedias, such as the German or French editions. While the English-language Wikipedia is the biggest one in terms of the total number of articles it contains, you may find that other Wikipedias sometimes contain more in-depth articles, especially if the subject is of local importance. Even if your foreign language skills are not particularly developed, you may still glean important information from those articles, like birth dates, statistics, bibliographies, or the names of persons that are linked on the page. If you have incorporated the additional information, please also make the appropriate Interwiki links at the end of your article.
Do not neglect the External links and References sections. The most useful and accurate material that you have found with your Internet research might make good links for a reader, too. In addition, sometimes a standard work is mentioned repeatedly in connection with your topic. Mention it, with its author and publication date. Even better, obtain a copy and use it to check the material in the article.
In addition, remember to create links to your article from related articles and subjects. This includes any redirects your article may need, for instance redirects for other capitalizations of your article title, abbreviations, plural versions, alternative spellings or common misspellings. This helps people to find your article and may even help you find a related, already-written article. You can also create redirects from related subjects or subtopics which do not yet have their own articles (redirects with possibilities).
You are encouraged to ask for feedback about the quality of an article at any time. Ask your fellow editors for their opinions, list outstanding issues and areas to improve on article talk pages, get other editors involved. Networking to identify like-minded Wikipedians is one of the most important (and enjoyable) aspects of the project. It is best to have a reasonably well-developed article before you do this, so that those giving feedback have something substantial to analyze. Wikipedia:Peer review is the normal route for evaluating articles.