eli5: How come all Wikipedia articles display such a uniform style of writing, considering the vast number of different people actually redacting them?

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eli5: How come all Wikipedia articles display such a uniform style of writing, considering the vast number of different people actually redacting them?

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Well, its a very objective, concise and academic style. Thats kinda uniform for scientific articles overall. You can find it in other scientific articles too. In fact ive seen some Wikipedia articles flagged for not having the right style/choice of words.

Err … the [Wikipedia Manual of Style](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style)? Much of that is about consistency in layout, formatting, typesetting, terminology, etc., but it also includes sections on things like [verb tense](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#Verb_tense) which have a strong impact on acceptable writing style.

Generally a consistent style is a good thing for encyclopedic content since we’re more interesting in finding things out ASAP rather than creative content.