... And, you can also improve the current articles about temples just
by adding references to external sources to confirm the information
that is already written in the article. For example, the article
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marudamalai is reasonable long and has
beautiful photos, but there are no references or footnotes, so the
reader has no way to verify that the information is correct. After you
add the references, you can remove the template at the top that says
"This article does not cite any references or sources".

And the corresponding article in Tamil ( http://tawp.in/r/6b7 ) is
very short, so you could expand it.

--
Amir



2012/1/12 Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il>:
> Adding information based on published reliable sources is probably the
> best kind of contribution to Wikipedia.
>
> Since this is so common, there are not special guidelines for writing
> based on a book. The most important point is the legal consideration:
> If the book is copyrighted in a way that doesn't allow free reuse, and
> most books are like this, then you cannot copy from it word by word,
> but you can write the same information in your own words.
>
> I found quite a lot of articles about Hindu temples in the English
> Wikipedia, but obviously there are many more that you could write. And
> you could also write articles about temples in your native language
> (Tamil?)
>
> --
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> http://aharoni.wordpress.com
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> I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
>
>
>
> 2012/1/12 Shrinivasan T <tshriniva...@gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am from kanchipuram, a city of temples.
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanchipuram
>>
>> It has temples everywhere.
>>
>> The information available about the temples in wikipedia are very less.
>> But, there are some books describing each temple in kanchipuram,
>> available in tamil.
>>
>> Shall we upload all the details from these books to wikipedia?
>>
>> Is there any procedure to follow while adding information from book?
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>> T.Shrinivasan
>>
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