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The pleasure is all mine! If you have any questions, I see you know where to find me. We've been working on a lot of policies about "How to's", so feel free to review them and make comments if something is not clear. Otherwise, find your favorite subject and have at it. If it is not there - feel free to make one! --Matt Innis (Talk) 09:36, 1 April 2007 (CDT)

CV online

Hi Tim, you asked about an "online CV". To help me understand.. is the confusion concerning an online CV because people might not know what a CV "is" or whether they "needed" an online CV? --Matt Innis (Talk) 18:57, 1 April 2007 (CDT)

CV is Curriculum Vitae which is like a Resume for acedemics, doctors or PhDs. It shows all the articles that you might have written, or special accomodations, etc.. An example of an online CV would look like this [1]. We only need one for someone who wants to be an editor. To sign up as an author, we just need something that we could use to prove you are a real person and link your name to your IP address. The link you gave me to your blog was enough for me to see that you were who you said you were. So I set you up as an author. Now if you wanted to be an editor, that would be different. Then you would have to follow the Editor Application Review Procedure. I did notice several others that said they had no idea what a CV was when they applied. I think you are right, we need to address that on the Statement. Thanks for your input! --Matt Innis (Talk) 21:29, 1 April 2007 (CDT)

Hi Tim, Yes, I agree with you that not everyone needs a CV to be an editor. From what I understand, it depends on what the field is. In other words, an editor in the Philosophy Workgroup would certainly have to have a PhD and something that show he/she is published in several places I am sure. While, someone in the Hobbies Workgroup might only be required to show some writing skills (or something like that). The only way to find out is to apply to personnel and give it your best shot. I believe you can also work within your workgroup and work your way up, but I don't know how that works. If you would like to apply, I would suggest you contact personnel@citizendium.org. --Matt Innis (Talk) 22:38, 7 April 2007 (CDT) I just read over your comment again and should note that I think you are also right that you would submit something more like a resume that you would for a job application only you might be sure and clearly state which type of computer systems you have worked on, etc.. You would know better than I would what computer experts are;) --Matt Innis (Talk) 22:43, 7 April 2007 (CDT)

Abortion

Hey, for a long time I desired to start an article on abortion (same as you, I'm against it), but it's so controversial and I would not like to incite a new war here. As you seems to have some expertise on the issue, would you like to do the venture? Regards. Yi Zhe Wu 12:01, 18 June 2007 (CDT)

Thanks for your compliment on the KY and VA Resolutions. For abortion, it's just hard to start an article (the one in WP was once a subject of a huge war), and a medical expert who could have started it (Nancy) just left this project. I'm neither an expert in medicine or religion (I don't even go to church). Maybe you can start it...or let's wait. Yi Zhe Wu 22:20, 24 June 2007 (CDT)