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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 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! Hayford Peirce 14:32, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

I have created a personal sandbox for you

I have taken the liberty of creating a personal sandbox page for you. To access your sandbox, just click on the link labeled My sandbox in the upper, left-hand corner of your User page. Once you get there, you can click on the "Edit" tab at the top of the page and you can:

  • Practice writing articles in the Wiki markup language.
  • If you already know the Wiki markup language, you can draft any articles you want to write and keep changing them until you are completely satisfied with them ... and then you can create a new article by cutting and pasting the sandbox article into the new one.
  • You can invite other Citizens to visit your sandbox, review a prospective article that you wrote in sandbox, and ask for their comments/critique before you proceed to cut and paste it into a new article.

Don't know what the Wiki markup language is? Click ==>CZ:How to edit an article    Another excellent way to learn the Wiki markup coding is to click on the "Edit" tab at the top of any article and see how the markup coding was used there.

Enjoy! Milton Beychok 00:06, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Welcome from a fellow engineering and chemistry author

Hi, Richard, I hope that you are going to enjoy yourself here. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know. If you want to learn more about me, just click this ==> User:Milton Beychok

You might find it useful to see the articles that currently exist in the Environmental Engineering Subgroup by clicking this ==> Category:Environmental Engineering Subgroup and in the Chemical Engineering Subgroup by clicking this ==> Category:Chemical Engineering Subgroup. Many of those article are also accessible through one or more of these main workgroups: Engineering Workgroup, Chemistry Workgroup, Physics Workgroup and Earth Sciences Workgroup.

If you are looking for some place to get your feet wet, I would suggest that you review the Conventional coal-fired power plant article. Any comments or suggestions you may have about that article, just voice them in writing at that article's Talk page by clicking ==>Talk:Conventional coal-fired power plant.

Best regards, Milton Beychok 01:48, 9 May 2009 (UTC)