User talk:Mary Cloud B. Ammons
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 for other helpful introductory pages. It is essential for you as an editor to join the Citizendium-Editors (broadcast) mailing list in order to stay abreast of editor-related issues, as well as the mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. It is also important, for project-wide matters, to join the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list. 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 thank you! We appreciate your willingness to share your expertise, and we hope to see your edits on Recent changes soon. Roger Lohmann 15:41, 17 September 2008 (CDT)
Some ideas for contributions
Hi Mary, welcome aboard CZ. Roger 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 the related CZ articles (for documentation, see Template:Rpl/Doc):
- Immunology: The study of all aspects of the immune system in all animals.
- Pathogen: The organism that causes an infectious disease
- Biofilm: Layers of organic material composed of and produced by microorganisms.
- Ulcer: Add brief definition or description
- Wound: Damage to either human or animal skin.
- Host: 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 Host (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Renaissance: Cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Florence in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe.
- Medicine: The study of health and disease of the human body.
- PhD: A common abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy.
With a smile, Daniel Mietchen 18:44, 17 September 2008 (CDT)
Please join us for Biology Week!
This is my personal invitation to you to join us now for Biology Week! You are a Biology Editor with us and we need all the editors on hand that we can get.
Please take some time to join us on the wiki and simply add or edit biology articles. Also, please let your friends and colleagues who are biologists, biology students, or naturalists, know about Biology Week and ask them to join us, too. Any way you can help make it an event would be most welcome. Think of it as a Biology Workgroup open house. Let's see if we can kick up activity a notch!
Thanks in advance! --Larry Sanger 08:54, 22 September 2008 (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 Biology and Health Sciences articles that could be improved and approved, and some high-priority Biology and Health Sciences articles that we don't have yet. You can also create new articles via this guide, and contribute to some Biology or Health Sciences 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 13:30, 19 November 2011 (UTC)