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English Wikipedia has 9,394 articles covering almost every subject imaginable. The subject you're thinking of may already be covered under an alternate spelling, capitalisation, or transliteration; or simply under an alternative name or expression.
To avoid duplicating effort needlessly, make sure you've searched thoroughly for alternate titles. If you haven't already done so, search below for alternate titles under which your subject might be covered already, then come back to this page.
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Does the subject meet guidelines for inclusion?
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However, even if your proposed subject isn't covered already, 'not everything is suitable for this encyclopedia'. The Wikipedia community has established a series of guidelines, under the heading "notability", of what is and what is not suitable for Wikipedia. (This is covered in more detail at the next step of this wizard.)
Please do not submit articles that are about:
- yourself, your company or organization. (Conflict of Interest)
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- your vendettas or campaigns. (Neutrality)
If you feel you, your organization, or your friend, band, or site are notable, please consider asking a neutral third party (ideally an uninvolved Wikipedia editor who has edited similar articles) for their opinion before proposing an article on the subject.
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