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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 Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, our help system 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!) or via Twitter. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forum is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any administrator for help, too. Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun!

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We are really happy to have you here. Settling in can be done on your own, or with some mentorship. If you have questions, I'll try to help where I can. You might try checking Special:Recentchanges and the CZ:Notice_Board, that's how many of us follow what's going on. You can find me on my talk page (discussion tab on my user page). Nancy Sculerati 09:32, 2 April 2007 (CDT)


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Welcome, new editor! We're very glad you've joined us. Here are pointers for a quick start. Also, when you get a chance, please read The Editor Role. You can look at Getting Started and our help system for other introductory pages. It is also important, for project-wide matters, to join the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list. Announcements are also available via Twitter. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forum is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any administrator for help, too. Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and thank you! We appreciate your willingness to share your expertise, and we hope to see your edits on Recent changes soon.

Congratulations on overcoming my many fumbles in welcoming you to CZ, Mary...er, I mean Margaret. As you are certainly qualified to edit, please do so. I have added you to the Literature and Education workgroups as Editor. We editors try to stick to things we know about, as best we can, and so-although I am an editor in Health sciences and Biology, I try to approve and guide only where I have actual expertise. Of course, we are nothing if not pragmatic here on CZ, and so a level of general expertise is certainly acceptable in an editor in a workgroup that lacks editors who are especially focused on some area within the discipline. Since a number of biology editors have been here from the pilot, you might look at discussion pages of such articles as Biology (check the archive) and Life to get an idea of some of the interactions between editors, at least in that workgroup. Anyway, welcome, again- this time as Editor, and although I will try to be of assistance, you have already experienced that my help is not always straightforward in terms of benefit. (I do try, though) Nancy Sculerati 12:20, 5 April 2007 (CDT)

Many thanks for Literature comments

Dear Margaret,

Just a brief note on your Talk page to thank you for your most perceptive comments on the Literature entry -- you read with a keen eye, and each of your revisions will greatly strengthen the fibre of the article.

I see on your homepage that you are working on film treatments of Joan of Arc's story. I started out as a medievalist, with some work on women mystics (Hadewijch of Antwerp, Margery Kempe, Christinia Mirabilis), and have long been a fan of Dreyer's film of Joan -- wondered what you thought of it. I am delighted to know that such a worthy and thoughtful person as yourself is among us as an Editor. Cheers, Russell Potter 19:47, 3 May 2007 (CDT)

Joan of Arc article

I have been working on the Joan of Arc article for a while now and it is at the point where I believe it is ready for vetting. Would you please have a look at it and give me some feedback or perhaps nominate it for approval? It is in the history, religion, and military workgroups. James F. Perry 11:00, 1 July 2007 (CDT)

Returning to Citizendium: an update on the project and how to get involved

Hello - some time ago you became part of the Citizendium project, but we haven't seen you around for a while. Perhaps you'd like to update your public biography or check on the progress of any pages you've edited so far.

Citizendium now has over 16,000 articles, with more than 150 approved by specialist Editors such as yourself, but our contributor numbers require a boost. We have an initiative called 'Eduzendium' that brings in students enrolled on university courses to write articles for credit, but we still need more Editors across the community to write, discuss and approve material. There are some developed Education and Literature articles that could be improved and approved, and some high-priority Social Science articles that we don't have yet. You can also create new articles via this guide, and contribute to some Education or Literature pages that have been recently edited here and here - or to any others on Citizendium, since you're a general Author as well as a specialist Editor. You may like to contribute to discussions in the forums, and might consider running for an elected position on the Management and Editorial Councils that oversee the project.

If you have any questions, let me know via my Talk page or by leaving a message below this one. Thank you for signing up and reading this update; I hope that you will look in on our community soon. John Stephenson 15:24, 22 January 2012 (UTC)