Some of the United States of America Wiki's articles may be poorly written, not look nice, or have many grammatical errors. However, these articles can be fixed by having a cleanup.

What is a cleanup?Edit

A cleanup is exactly what the name says. It is a a method of cleaning up an article so that its quality will improve. Pages which look messy, having many grammatical errors, or which are poorly written can be listed as requiring a cleanup. Users will see that these pages are in need of assistance and will work on them to improve them.

Marking articles for cleanupEdit

When you've found a page that requires a cleanup, you can then add the cleanup template. At the top of the page, simply add {{Cleanup|Reason(s) for cleanup}} . Reasons for cleanup can be added but are not necessary. Doing so will create this template at the top of the page and look like this example:

Cleanup please. This article or section requires a cleanup in order to meet the United States of America Wiki's quality standards.
You can edit this page to improve it.

You can also add the page to the cleanup category by adding [[Category:Articles in need of cleanup]] at the bottom of the page. If the article is very large, then it might be a good choice to mention on the article's talk page that it is in need of a cleanup and explain why.

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