So I officially made my first post on wikiHow, and had to learn the wiki formatting all over again. It was a bit painful at first, but I eventually worked it out and now I’m just pleased I can put wiki skills on my resume!

I literally spent hours and hours on the Lose Weight Fast article, tightening it up, revising it, adding relevant content and removing irrelevant info, and lo and behold, I got a thumbs up from another member!

Lose Weight Fast

by Michelle Meiklejohn

Then about two seconds later someone reverted all 20 painstaking edits back to the original.

First, I cried. Then I remembered all changes are stored in the wiki page histories. And THEN, I found out that newbies’ changes automatically get undone to prevent edits like the one I saw earlier in the history of the page (someone had erased the article and put something along the lines of “I just saw a chippermunk outside!”).

I suppose their regulations are there for a reason, after all…

Anyway, I revved up my profile a tad and made sure my future edits wouldn’t be rolled back – then fixed up the article again, making the info actually fit the title of the piece. I suppose we’ll see how long these changes last!

All in all, it was an exciting foray into the adventurous land of Oz. Or wikiHow. Either way, I brushed up on my wiki skills and learned a lot about European weight loss body wraps and the HCG diet! Priceless. 🙂

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