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CZ:Getting Started

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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!
Join us!
Register - We are open to both experts and the general public. We need you!
Learn about us
This is really essential reading. Please read these, or you might miss out on something crucial.
About - An introduction to the Citizendium; our goals.
FAQ - A lengthier, question-and-answer style introduction.
Statement of Fundamental Policy - The current "constitution" of the Citizendium community.
Citizendium culture
We're a community, and we have a culture. Read about what "gets us going" and what "makes us tick."

Your "getting started" to do list

Things new Citizens should do:

  • Sign up.
  • Check your user page. Be sure [[Category:CZ Authors]] is on the page if you're an author (or an editor who wants also to be counted among the authors), and [[Category:CZ Editors]] if you're an editor. If you're an author, you can add other workgroup author categories to taste, such as [[Category:Philosophy Authors|LastName, FistName]]. Note that only Citizendium management can add workgroup editor categories, such as [[Category:Chemistry Editors]].
  • Sign up to the community announcement list, Citizendium-L.
  • Get to work! Don't wait for assignments; this isn't a top-down project.