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This page is for notices and reminders--memo-type stuff--to everyone working on the Citizendium pilot project. It isn't for news. For news, use the Citizendium Blog. It's for administrative notices concerning the day-to-day operation, important policy clarifications, requests, technical announcements, etc.

16th November, 2006

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to request this, but here goes: Can we get some of the CSS styles imported please? Notably the ones for "wikitable". Many infoboxes are looking pretty ugly right now. See for example: Tajik alphabet, Macedonian language.

November 14, 2006

We've just revised our application procedure and rules. You should see some more authors arriving.

November 12, 2006

Help with CZ recruitment! We have some project recruitment pages that need your help. Add information about mailing lists, blogs, and professional organizations in your area that we should (eventually, and carefully) approach.

November 10, 2006

CZ is not for experts only!

Answer to Rob's question put on Talk:Database. Notice that "Talk" pages (click on the "discussion" tab!) are the best places to discuss articles.

November 8, 2006

Is your User page filled out? Please put something there if you are active on the pilot wiki. We are not anonymous here, but members of a real community (a welcoming one!).

November 6, 2006

The personnel administrators have just finished going through several hundred applications to join this pilot project, and we've also sent out a mail to our many members, asking them to get to work. As a result, there's a lot more activity going on today. Let's keep it going!

If you check "Watch this page" at the bottom of a page, you add it to your "watchlist." That's what the "my watchlist" link in the upper right is for.

November 5, 2006

  • I'm off-duty for a few days. I'm answering the occasional email etc. but that's it. Thanks, Peter Hitchmough.
  • Is anyone getting extremely poor rendering of pilot pages? See Bug #54 reported by User:Ruth Ifcher --Peter Hitchmough 08:16, 5 November 2006 (CST)
    • I've seen a few, but it seems to come and go. --Larry Sanger 12:22, 5 November 2006 (CST)

November 4, 2006

A tip for people new to wikis: for many, the recent changes page (link on the left, not to be confused with "Random page" and "Related changes") is a source of endless fascination. It allows you to explore what other people are up to, help them, and "keep them honest." More generally, if you've never used a wiki before, there are all sorts of tricks you will discover mostly by regular use and exploration of available links. We'll have to write our own instructions, but for now you can consult Wikipedia's help pages.

November 2, 2006

Please make sure you add [[Category:CZ Live]] to the bottom of the text box of whatever article you're editing. That will make sure your work gets counted, and that it is listed (very conveniently!) on Category:CZ Live. If we're good about labelling our articles this way, we'll have an accurate count of the number of articles we've worked on. Also, don't be shy about slapping labelling articles that others have worked on with the [[Category:CZ Live]] tag. It's properly bold!

Again, see for the latest project news. This notice board is just for administrative notices, not for news.

November 1, 2006

Please add yourself to your contributor category: [[Category:CZ Editors]] to the bottom of your user page if we invited you to be an editor. Please add [[Category:CZ Authors]] if you're an author (editors can feel free to add themselves to this list, too). Constables should be able to figure out what to do.  :-)

October 30, 2006

Two personal requests from Larry: how about a new article, and a complete revision of an old article?

October 29, 2006

If you're new, please read how to get started with the Citizendium pilot! It tells you to use [[Category:CZ Live]] on articles you've edited, and other essential tips.