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|You can find an array of ''Citizendium'' help pages here, all aimed at explaining "the basics"--what you need to know to get started as a Citizen.  Please explore and read, but bear in mind: you can learn a lot by doing, and no one will mind if you make a few mistakes as you do so.  Since this is a wiki, mistakes can be easily fixed.  [[CZ:Be Bold|Be Bold]]--and welcome!
 
|You can find an array of ''Citizendium'' help pages here, all aimed at explaining "the basics"--what you need to know to get started as a Citizen.  Please explore and read, but bear in mind: you can learn a lot by doing, and no one will mind if you make a few mistakes as you do so.  Since this is a wiki, mistakes can be easily fixed.  [[CZ:Be Bold|Be Bold]]--and welcome!
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; Your "getting started" to do list
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:Things new Citizens should do:
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:* [[Special:RequestAccount|Sign up]].
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:* Read [[CZ:Quick Start|Quick Start]].  Short and sweet!
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:* Subscribe to the community announcement list, [https://lists.purdue.edu/mailman/listinfo/citizendium-l Citizendium-L.]
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:* Read some of the documents linked below, if you wish.
 
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; Register
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; Join us!
: Join us!
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: It's easy!
:: '''[[CZ:Register|Register]]''' - We are open to both experts and the general public. We need you!
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:* '''[[Special:RequestAccount|Register]]''' - We are open to both experts and the general public.
:: '''[[CZ:User Pages|User Pages]]''' - A bio goes on your user page.   
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:* '''[[CZ:User Pages|User Pages]]''' - A bio goes on your user page.   
  
 
; Learn about us
 
; Learn about us
: Essential reading.  Don't miss these crucial documents.
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: Essential reading.  Don't miss these crucial documents. (They're part of the [[CZ:Organization]] pages.)
:: '''[[CZ:About|About]]''' - An introduction to the ''Citizendium;'' our goals.
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:* '''[[CZ:About|About]]''' - An introduction to the ''Citizendium;'' our goals.
:: '''[[CZ:FAQ|FAQ]]''' - A lengthier, question-and-answer style introduction.
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:* '''[[Help:Index|Help system]]''' - questions and answers to find the help you need.
:: '''[[CZ:Fundamentals|Statement of Fundamental Policy]]''' - The current "constitution" of the ''Citizendium'' community.
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:* '''[[CZ:FAQ|FAQ]]''' - A lengthier, question-and-answer style introduction.
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:* '''[[CZ:Charter|Charter]]''' - The current "constitution" of the ''Citizendium'' community.
  
 
; How to get to work
 
; How to get to work
:: '''[[CZ:How to start a new article|How to start a new article]] - There's an easy way--and it is ''very'' easy.
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: You don't need to read a thick manual before actually working.  We'd prefer it if you just dove in, which you can do, because wikis are ''easy'' (really!).  But the following documents should clarify your role as author or editor, and give you an idea of where to have your questions answered in the future.
:: '''[[CZ:Introduction to CZ for Wikipedians|Introduction to CZ for Wikipedians]]
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:* '''[[CZ:Start Article|How to start a new article]]''' - There's an easy way--and it is ''very'' easy.
:: '''[[CZ:The Author Role|The Author Role]]
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:* '''[[CZ:The Author Role|The Author Role]]''' - Authors are the lifeblood of the project.  How to do your job.
:: '''[[CZ:The Editor Role|The Editor Role]]
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:* '''[[CZ:The Editor Role|The Editor Role]]''' - "Editor" means something a little different here than what you might be used to.
 
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:* '''[[CZ:Introduction to CZ for Wikipedians|Introduction to CZ for Wikipedians]]''' - We do things differently here, but not ''that'' differently.
* [[CZ:Dozen Essentials|Dozen Essentials]]
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:* '''[[CZ:Essentials|A few essentials]]''' - Here are a few hints if you want to avoid common ''faux pas.''
 
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:* '''[[CZ:How you can help|How you can help]]''' - What to do.  There's a lot that needs to be done!
  
 
; ''Citizendium'' culture
 
; ''Citizendium'' culture
 
: We're a community, and we have a culture.  Read about what "gets us going" and what "makes us tick."
 
: We're a community, and we have a culture.  Read about what "gets us going" and what "makes us tick."
:: '''[[CZ:Why Citizendium?]]''' - Why should you contribute at all?  There are many good answers.
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:* '''[[CZ:Why Citizendium?|Why Citizendium?]]''' - Why should you contribute at all?  There are many good answers.
:: '''[[CZ:Be Bold|Be Bold]]''' - If no one is giving out orders, you're free.  Freedom requires boldness!
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:* '''[[CZ:Be Bold|Be Bold]]''' - If no one is giving out orders, you're free.  Freedom requires boldness!
:: '''[[CZ:Under Construction|Under Construction]]''' - This is a new wiki.  Things aren't perfect.  That's OK--for now.
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:* '''[[CZ:Under Construction|Under Construction]]''' - This is a new wiki.  Things aren't perfect.  That's OK--for now.
:: '''[[CZ:How to collaborate|How to collaborate]]''' - Collaboration with a global group of colleagues requires finesse.
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:* '''[[CZ:How to collaborate|How to collaborate]]''' - Collaboration with a global group of colleagues requires finesse.
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:* '''[[CZ:Group Editing]]''' - Commentary on how editing and writing as a group is much different than rough draft/final copy formats that most are used to.
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:* '''[[CZ:Professionalism|Professionalism]]''' - We're a pretty friendly bunch.
  
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; Learn more
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: This is just a getting-started page.  There's a lot more on the community home page, '''[[CZ:Home]].'''  Here are some other links to help you get started.
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:* '''[[CZ:How to edit an article|How to edit an article]]''' - The technical nitty-gritty.  WikiMedia markup, etc.
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:* '''[[CZ:Approval Standards|Approval Standards]]''' - A list of the qualities a good article should have.
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:* '''[[CZ:Article mechanics|Article mechanics]]''' - A guide to mechanics and style
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:* '''[[CZ:Subpages|Subpages]]''' - We're more than just an encyclopedia.  See what else.
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:* '''[[CZ:Workgroups|Workgroups]]''' - How we organize ourselves by discipline.
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:* '''[[Citizendium]] by Citizendium''' - our article about ourselves.
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:* '''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY Introductory Video]''' - A third-party video introducing the concept of [[wiki]]s.
  
== Your "getting started" to do list ==
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{{Getting Started}}
 
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[[Category:Getting Started]]
Things new Citizens should do:
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* [http://www.citizendium.org/cfa.html Sign up.]
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* Check your user page.  Be sure <code><nowiki>[[Category:CZ Authors]]</nowiki></code> is on the page if you're an author (or an editor who wants also to be counted among the authors), and <code><nowiki>[[Category:CZ Editors]]</nowiki></code> if you're an editor.  If you're an author, you can add other [[CZ:Discipline Workgroups|workgroup author categories]] to taste, such as <code><nowiki>[[Category:Philosophy Authors|LastName, FistName]]</nowiki></code>.  Note that only ''Citizendium'' management can add workgroup editor categories, such as <code><nowiki>[[Category:Chemistry Editors]]</nowiki></code>.
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* Sign up to the community announcement list, [http://www.citizendium.org/lists.html Citizendium-L.]
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* [[CZ:How you can help|Get to work]]!  Don't wait for assignments; this isn't a top-down project.
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Latest revision as of 13:30, 26 January 2014

Let's get started!
You can find an array of Citizendium help pages here, all aimed at explaining "the basics"--what you need to know to get started as a Citizen. Please explore and read, but bear in mind: you can learn a lot by doing, and no one will mind if you make a few mistakes as you do so. Since this is a wiki, mistakes can be easily fixed. Be Bold--and welcome!
Your "getting started" to do list
Things new Citizens should do:
Join us!
It's easy!
  • Register - We are open to both experts and the general public.
  • User Pages - A bio goes on your user page.
Learn about us
Essential reading. Don't miss these crucial documents. (They're part of the CZ:Organization pages.)
  • About - An introduction to the Citizendium; our goals.
  • Help system - questions and answers to find the help you need.
  • FAQ - A lengthier, question-and-answer style introduction.
  • Charter - The current "constitution" of the Citizendium community.
How to get to work
You don't need to read a thick manual before actually working. We'd prefer it if you just dove in, which you can do, because wikis are easy (really!). But the following documents should clarify your role as author or editor, and give you an idea of where to have your questions answered in the future.
Citizendium culture
We're a community, and we have a culture. Read about what "gets us going" and what "makes us tick."
  • Why Citizendium? - Why should you contribute at all? There are many good answers.
  • Be Bold - If no one is giving out orders, you're free. Freedom requires boldness!
  • Under Construction - This is a new wiki. Things aren't perfect. That's OK--for now.
  • How to collaborate - Collaboration with a global group of colleagues requires finesse.
  • CZ:Group Editing - Commentary on how editing and writing as a group is much different than rough draft/final copy formats that most are used to.
  • Professionalism - We're a pretty friendly bunch.
Learn more
This is just a getting-started page. There's a lot more on the community home page, CZ:Home. Here are some other links to help you get started.


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