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WikiCorporates is intended to be a collaborative project which will welcome new contributors, once we get the final structure in place and some essential tidying up done.
We use the free and open-source MediaWiki engine, used by Wikipedia and thousands of others. Although many of these are open access (meaning anyone can edit them), WikiCorporates is a "closed" wiki, primarily to prevent acts of online vandalism, and to maintain some level of editorial control.
How to Register
You need to register as a User by emailing grayanwikicorporates.org. Tell us a bit about who you are, what your background is, and what you're interested in working on. You don't need any special credentials, but we need to establish that you are approaching the project in a spirit of goodwill. Once approved, you will be sent a username and password by email that enables you to log in and edit or contribute material.
Why you need to register: Many organisations don't much like having their innards spread open for all to view, and would very much like to be able to edit their pages to remove, for example, being included in Category:Tax Haven Companies (we receive regular requests for removal).
Submit an Article
Be fair and accurate: Articles should be fair, accurate, and documented. WikiCorporates does not require a "neutral point of view", so opinions and views may be cited with attribution, clearly made as such.
Additions should not be misleading. Language should be plain and accurate. Your contributions do not have to represent all sides of an issue, but must endeavor to be as precise and accurate as possible.
Be factual: Every assertion should have a source. Avoid using sources that are unreliable, unverifiable or unestablished. Experts' opinions can be illuminating but are not "the last word" on a matter, given the biases many experts have, based on their funding or their ideology. Commentators' opinions can be included and noted as such. Adding a source's name or affiliation to their WikiPolitik's page is encouraged, to give readers more background on the sources and their potential biases or financial interests.
Contributions about yourself or your organisation: We do not encourage individuals and groups to contribute articles about themselves, people or organisations with which they are affiliated.
WikiCorporates does not have a top-down mechanism whereby all day-to-day contributions are monitored and approved. Instead, active participants monitor the recent changes page, and make edits and corrections to the content, format, and policy problems they find. Participants are therefore both writers and editors. Without the participation of a community of participants, a wiki resource like WikiCorporates cannot succeed. See the WikiCorporates editorial policy for the policies followed by staff and sysops in editing contributions and enforcing policies.
Please do not submit "any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise illegal material (for example, copyrighted material for which you have no valid claim of fair use). Please use respectful language that does not abuse or discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc."