User talk:Daniel Morgan Jones
Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. Here are pointers for a quick start. You'll probably want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at CZ:Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, and CZ:Home for the top menu of community pages. Be sure to stay abreast of events via the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list (do join!) and the blog. Please also join the workgroup mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forums is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any constable for help, too. Me, for instance! Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun! D. Matt Innis 23:57, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
Some ideas for contributions
Hi fellow-Daniel, welcome aboard CZ. Matt has already given you some hints as to how things work here in general, and I wish to add some more practical hints on what possibilities you have to contribute. For a start, I just took some of the keywords from the information you supplied upon registration, and display below the current state of related CZ articles (for icon documentation, see Template:Rpl/Doc):
- University: A type of institution that provides higher or tertiary education.
- Sophomore: Add brief definition or description
- Degree: Add brief definition or description
- Writing: The process of recording thoughts or speech in a visually or haptically retrievable manner.
- Scholarship: Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Scholarship (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Melbourne: Capital city of the state of Victoria, Australia.
- Australia: Continent in the Southern Hemisphere and the federal parliamentary nation that occupies it.
- Prize: Add brief definition or description
- College: Add brief definition or description
- English language: A West Germanic language widely spoken in the United Kingdom, its territories and dependencies, Commonwealth countries and former colonial outposts of the British Empire; has developed the status of a global language.
- English Literature: Add brief definition or description
- Mathematics: The study of quantities, structures, their relations, and changes thereof.
- Chemistry: The science of matter, or of the electrical or electrostatical interactions of matter.
- Cosmology: A branch of astronomy and of metaphysics committed to the study of the universe as a whole, of the contents, structure, and evolution of the universe from the beginning of time to the future.
- Physics: The study of forces and energies in space and time.
- Particle physics: Branch of physics that deals with subatomic particles.
- Biography: The history of a person's life.
- Mind: The set of structures and activity states in the brain, body, and environment of a human that enable the physiological activities of thinking and conscious experiencing.
- Science: The organized body of knowledge based on non–trivial refutable concepts that can be verified or rejected on the base of observation and experimentation
- Poetry: A form of literary work which uses rhythm, metre, and sound elements (such as assonance or dissonance) to structure, amplify, and in some instances supplant the literal meanings of words.
- Novel: A work of prose fiction of extended length.
- Text: A written set of words.
- Corpus: Add brief definition or description
- Linguistics: The scientific study of language.
- Sociology: Social science that studies human social behavior or social relations, social institutions and structures, demography, public opinion, social welfare, social psychology and some forms of political behavior, as well as the history of sociology.
- Psychology: The study of systemic properties of the brain and their relation to behaviour.
- Politics: Activity that relates to the way in which society is governed, and the process by which human beings living in communities make decisions and establish obligatory values for its members.
- Military: The standing armed forces of a country, that are directed by the national government and are tasked with that nation's defense.
- Technology: Study and practice of applying knowledge creatively to tasks that involve both people and machines; also, the tools, equipment or other products that result from technological knowledge.
- Steady-state economy: An economic concept that takes into account the needs of future generations and the limitedness of natural resources.
- Music: The art of structuring time by combining sound and silence into rhythm, harmonies and melodies.
- Popular music: Music that is accessible to the general public and disseminated by one or more of the mass media.
- Rugby: Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Rugby (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Cricket: Add brief definition or description
- American football: A high-contact sport played by two teams of 11 players on a 100-yard field that originated in the United States of America.
Finally, in case you are involved in homework assignments (on either side), please consider doing so via Eduzendium articles.
Looking forward to fruitful collaborative editing, Daniel Mietchen 12:02, 23 October 2008 (UTC)