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Why It's So Difficult to Create a Wikipedia Page for a Person (And What You Can Do Instead)

How to create a wikipedia page for a person

How to Create a Wikipedia Page for a Person

Have you ever tried to create a Wikipedia page for yourself or for a person? If you have, you probably wound up feeling disappointed. And if you haven’t, save yourself the trouble of trying, because it’s not going to work.

You may be questioning, “Why can’t I create my own Wiki? There seems to be a Wikipedia page about everyone. Why can’t there be one about me?” How to create a Wikipedia page for a person? Can I Create My Own Wikipedia Page?


The Rules of Wikipedia to Create Page for a Person

In short, you can’t create a Wikipedia page about yourself or for a person because Wikipedia has lots of rules. While it may seem that just about anything you can think of has a Wikipedia article written about it, that’s not necessarily true.

In order to create a Wikipedia page for a person, the Wikipedia Policies and Guidelines state that, “the person who is the topic of a biographical article should be ‘worthy of notice’ or ‘note’ – that is, ‘remarkable’ or ‘significant, interesting, or unusual enough to deserve attention or to be recorded’ within Wikipedia as a written account of that person's life. ‘Notable’ in the sense of being ‘famous’ or ‘popular’ – although not irrelevant – is secondary.”

So, what exactly does that mean? Who does Wikipedia deem “worthy of notice,” “remarkable,” “significant,” “interesting,” or “unusual enough to deserve attention or...