Wikipedia:Autobiography

Wikipedia behavioral guidelines regarding autobiographical editing
“WP:AB” and “WP:AUTO” redirect here For information on autoblocks, see WP:AUTOBLOCK For WikiProject Automobiles, see WP:CAR For the Abuse Reports noticeboard, see WP:ABUSE For information on autoconfirmed accounts, see WP:AUTOCONFIRM For information about the autopatrolled user group, see WP:AUTOPAT For the automated editing tool, see WP:AutoWikiBrowser For the administrative backlog, see CAT:AB
This page documents an English Wikipedia content guideline

It is a generally accepted standard that editors should attempt to follow, though it is best treated with common sense, and occasional exceptions may apply Any substantive edit to this page should reflect consensus When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page
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This page in a nutshell: Avoid writing or editing an article about yourself (or paying someone else to do so), other than to correct unambiguous errors of fact
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Writing an autobiography on Wikipedia is an example of conflict of interest editing and is strongly discouraged Editing a biography about yourself is acceptable only if you are removing unambiguous vandalism or clear-cut and serious violations of our biography of living persons policy

Wikipedia has gone through many prolonged disputes about the significance, factual accuracy, and neutrality of such articles Avoiding such editing keeps Wikipedia neutral and helps avoid pushing a particular point of view

Writing autobiographies is discouraged because it is difficult to write a neutral, verifiable autobiography, and there are many pitfalls

If you have been published elsewhere on a topic, we welcome your expertise on the subject for Wikipedia articles However, every Wikipedia article must cover its subject in a neutral, fair, and comprehensive way to advance knowledge of the subject as a whole Please acknowledge and minimize your biases while enriching the Wikipedia readers’ knowledge Articles that exist primarily to advance the interests of the contributor will likely be deleted

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