Reasons for our Attribution Requirements
When you republish Wikiocity content in another source, we require that you attribute Wikiocity as the source of the information. Why?
- To aid editors who will use the link back to the source document to edit and improve the information.
- To give credit to the original authors. Our volunteer editors work hard and it wouldn't be fair for publishers to claim authorship of their work. By linking back to the original page at Wikiocity, you will allow others to see who actually wrote the pages.
- To attract more readers to Wikiocity. By prominently linking back to us, you may send Wikiocity more readers. Some of these readers will eventually become editors and thus help us accomplish our mission of building the world's largest, highest quality open directory.
How to Properly Attribute Wikiocity
In Online Media
- Place a prominent human and machine followable link back Wikiocity's home page (eg http://www.wikiocity.com or http://www.wikiocity.com/Main_Page) AND to each Wikiocity page used (e.g., the specific article such as How to Tie a Tie.)
- State the material is available under our Creative Commons license with a link to http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/.
- Attribute prominently with human and machine followable links (i.e., do not use no-follow links). Attribution to Wikiocity should be at least as prominent as any attribution to other sources on your website or publication.
Ideal Website Attribution Example
Information provided by Wikiocity, a wiki building the world's largest open location directory. Please edit this article and find author credits at the original Wikiocity page on the Thousand Oaks Post Office. Content on Wikiocity can be shared under a Creative Commons License.
In Offline Media
- Prominently state something to the effect of
- "Information provided by Wikiocity, a wiki building the world's largest open location directory. Please edit this page and find author credits at Wikiocity.com. Content on Wikiocity can be shared under a Creative Commons License."
- Attribution to Wikiocity should be at least as prominent as any attribution to other sources on your offline publication.
Using the Wikiocity logo in your attribution is optional, but appreciated. You can find copies of our logo here and learn how to Apply the Wikiocity Logo to Your Webpage or Blog. However, you may not use the Wikiocity logo to potentially confuse people that your site is the actual Wikiocity site or to imply that Wikiocity endorses you or your re-use of our content.
- Sites that use over 1000 Wikiocity articles on a domain we consider mirror sites. These sites risk being especially confusing to readers as to whether they are the actual Wikiocity site, or simply a mirror. To prevent confusion, please prominently link to each original Wikiocity articles on the top AND the bottom of each Wikiocity article.
- Unlike text, images on Wikiocity may be under different licenses and different attribution requirements. Many images on the site are also available for republishing under a variety of licenses which are listed on the Image page of each specific image. Please consult each image for the specific attribution requirements. For the avoidance of doubt, we do not license videos copyrighted and hosted by third parties, user profile photos, advertisements, trademarks or trade dress under Wikiocity's Creative Commons license.
- Wikiocity is a trademarked and all uses reserved.
- Questions or modification requests should be sent to mailer@Wikiocity.com .