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Be bold can be explained in three words: "Go for it". The Wikipedia community encourages users to be bold when updating the encyclopedia.
Fix it yourself instead of just talking about it. If you notice an unambiguous error or problem that any reasonable person would recommend fixing, the best course of action may be to be bold and fix it yourself rather than bringing it to someone's attention in the form of a comment or complaint. In the time it takes to write about the problem, you could instead improve the encyclopedia.
Don't be upset if your bold edits get reverted. The early advocate of
Though the boldness of contributors like you is one of Wikipedia's greatest assets, it is important that you take care of the common good and not
Also, changes to articles on
Being bold is not an excuse to, even temporarily, violate the policy on
Often it is easier to see that something is not right rather than to know exactly what would be right. We do not require that everyone be bold. After all, commenting that something in an article is incorrect can be the first step to getting it fixed. It is true, though, that problems are more certain to be fixed, and will probably be fixed faster, if you are bold enough to do it yourself.