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If you log in before you edit, you can be credited for the work you do on Appropedia.

Attribution is by username. However, your real name can be used, if you prefer to enter this in your preferences:

  1. click "my preferences" at the top of the screen, on any page in Appropedia
  2. enter your real name (or whichever nameyou wish to be credited by)

(This option appears on the first page, "User profile," of preferences.)

This affects how attribution is given in contexts including:

  • The footer attribution on Appropedia pages
  • Printed works, if they make reference to individual authors.

Note that in cases of merging or moving content from one wiki page to another, history for that spcific text is lost. For this reason, it's best that moved content is be accompanied by a good edit summary, mentioning the contributors.