Wikimedia Apps/Suggested edits
Suggested edits are a feed to suggest things a user can do to edit the Wikimedia edits in the app. They will show an article and ask the user to add article (title) descriptions or image captions.
About article descriptions
Article descriptions summarize an article to help readers understand the subject at a glance. These are known in the Wikimedia community as Wikidata descriptions.
Tips for creating article descriptions
Article descriptions should ideally fit on one line, and be between two to twelve words long. They are not capitalized unless the first word is a proper noun, and do not normally begin with initial articles (a, an, the). For example:
- painting by Leonardo da Vinci (title description for an article about the Mona Lisa)
- Earth’s highest mountain (title description for an article about Mount Everest)
Image captions describe an image to help readers understand the meaning and context of an image.
Image captions should be short descriptions of the visual content of an image, and are generally four to twelve words long. They can also contain information about the artist or creator of the image.
Article descriptions are stored and maintained on Wikidata, a project of the Wikimedia Foundation which provides a free, collaborative, multilingual, secondary database supporting Wikipedia and other projects.
- About Wikidata
- Wikidata help page about article descriptions
- Guidelines for writing article descriptions in English
Image captions are stored and maintained on Wikimedia Commons, a project of the Wikimedia Foundation which provides an online repository of free-use images, sounds, other media, and JSON files supporting Wikipedia and other projects.