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Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. 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! Dan Nachbar 21:36, 30 December 2007 (CST)

Hey, Tom. Good to have another Brit on CZ! I can't agree with you on the metric system (nature gave me ten fingers for a reason), but good start on the District Line, and Leicester and Midland Main Line remind me of the year I spent in Leicester before coming back down south. –Tom Morris 23:51, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Undergrounds

Could you suggest an overall term that covers not just British, but (principally) underground rail systems generally? As you may know, the Washington DC Metrorail system just had its worst accident; if I write about that, I'd like to point to a top-level article for which I don't have a good name. Metrorail is actually closely modeled after the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System, although it stole the name from the Paris Metro. Of course, the New York subway is iconic, if a shock to visitors.

Incidentally, we've been generally putting transportation systems into the Engineering workgroup as well as the geographic and other ones; may I suggest that for your rail articles? Howard C. Berkowitz 16:01, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Tell Tom that only the binary system is natural. He has ten binary counting mechanisms, not a system of ten fingers. At best, he has four base five counters. :-) Howard C. Berkowitz 16:03, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Let me know what you think of Earth's atmosphere

Tom, since nobody has jumped at the chance to create an Earth's atmosphere article, I went ahead and did it myself. Let me know what you think of it (on its Talk page). Milton Beychok 19:18, 18 August 2009 (UTC)