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Help Define the Movie Poster

Wikipedia We often cite Wikipedia.org in our postings about movie posters because it’s such a great online resource of information on most any subject. For those unfamiliar with the site, Wikipedia is known as “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit”.

From the Wikipedia.org About page:

Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has rapidly grown into the largest reference website on the Internet. The content of Wikipedia is free, written collaboratively by people from all around the world. This website is a wiki, which means that anyone with access to an Internet-connected computer can edit, correct, or improve information throughout the encyclopedia, simply by clicking the edit this page link (with a few minor exceptions, such as protected articles and the main page).

For being such a far reaching reference on so many subjects, it’s a bit surprising that Wikiepdia’s entry about the term movie poster seems to be lacking. Since the power of Wikipedia is that it is collaborative, we were hoping our appeal to any Wikipedia editors (or would-be contributors) who are reading this site might be able to help make the movie poster article better and more informative. The current Wikipedia discussion about the article seems to be whether the entry only serves film poster collectors and dealers.

An example of what could help expand the article about movie posters: Is the term for a standard size theatrical movie poster spelled one sheet, one-sheet, onesheet, or 1 sheet? (We use different spellings for the term, but we believe the proper spelling is “one sheet”. But is this how Thomas Edison spelled “one sheet”?)

If you’d like to help edit the movie poster (or any other Wiki) article, you can read Wikipedia’s Tutorial to learn more about the editing process.

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