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|<br>'''Find links to information about general aspects of our organization here,''' things like our fundamental principles, our workgroups, our personnel lists, and so forth.  Want an introduction to our community?  Start with '''[[CZ:Community Overview|Community Overview]].''' For details of the structure of the project, read our [[CZ:Governance|Governance]] page and [[CZ:Charter|Charter]].
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|Notice that we have specialized homepages for [[CZ:Communication|Communication]] (how we talk to each other), the [[CZ: Council|Council]] (our editorial and administrative body), and the [[CZ:Constabulary|Constabulary]] (our project "moderators").  You might also be interested in [[CZ:Getting Started|Getting Started]] and [[CZ:Content Policy|Content Policy]] (article guidelines and more).  If you can't find what you're looking for here, try there.
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|<big>There are many important pages here:
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#[[CZ:About|About]]
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#[[CZ:FAQ|FAQ]]
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#[[CZ:Community Overview|Community Overview]]
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#[[CZ:Charter|Charter]]
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#[[CZ:Governance|Governance]]
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#[[CZ:Workgroups|Workgroups]]
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#[[CZ:Personnel|Personnel]]
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#[[CZ:Contact|Contact]]
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#[[CZ:Eduzendium|Eduzendium]]
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#[[CZ:Donate|Donate]]
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''Citizens--please pitch in. We need your design skillsWe're adding several new introductory pages for different aspects of the CZ community. They'll be inviting--simple and well-designed.  Your help with coming up with excellent MediaWiki code designs for these introductory pages will be most appreciated.  Most importantly will be our new project home page, [[CZ:Home]], which will replace [[CZ:Project Home]]. Please dive in if you have the time and inclination, and I'll help of course. --[[User:Larry Sanger|Larry Sanger]]''
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;[[CZ:About|About]]
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:An introduction to the ''Citizendium;'' our goals.
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;[[CZ:FAQ|FAQ]]
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:A lengthier, question-and-answer style introduction.
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;[[CZ:Charter|Charter]]
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:The ''Citizendium'' CharterThe current "constitution" of the ''Citizendium'' community.
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;[[CZ:Community Overview|Community Overview]]
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:How we work together: the roles of authors, editors, workgroups, etc.
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;[[CZ:Governance|Governance]]
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:CZ is overseen by elected officers on two councils.
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;[[CZ:We aren't Wikipedia|We aren't Wikipedia]]
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:An explanation of how our project differs from Wikipedia.
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;[[CZ:Statistics|Statistics]]
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:Our progress quantified, updated monthly.
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;[[CZ:Privacy policy|Privacy policy]]
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:What we do and won't do with your private information.
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== Introduction to the various contributor roles ==
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;[[CZ:Become a partner|Become a partner]]
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:How universities, tech companies, publishers, etc., can join the effort.
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;[[CZ:Donate|Donate]]
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:How and why to support the cause.
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;[[CZ:Friends of Citizendium|Friends of Citizendium]]
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:A list of websites that link to us.
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If you're a participant, and you haven't been asked to be an editor, then you're an [[CZ:The Author Role|author]].  (Editors are authors ''too.'')  So, what can authors do?  Almost everything.  Authors can start new articles, edit existing articles, talk things over on the talk page, and much else.  Editors can do all that, too.  Editors aren't distant overseers looking down from the Olympian heights. To ''edit,'' editors must work shoulder-to-shoulder with authors and other editors.  So editors are authors too.
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;[[CZ:Press|Press]]
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:An outward-facing landing page for the press; includes our press releases.
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;[[CZ:PR|PR]]
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:An inward-facing page in which we prepare various PR materials.
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[[CZ:The Editor Role|Editors]], who are experts in their fields, do have two special functions that authors do not have, however. First, they may make decisions, where decisions need to be made, about how an article should read. (This ''does not'' mean that editors must approve every change an author makes, which they certainly ''don't'' do.)  Second, they may approve specific versions of articles. If you're an editor, and you want to know how to get started ''as'' an editor, please see [[CZ:The Editor Role|The Editor Role]].  Some editors are members of one of the governing bodies known as the [[CZ:Editorial_Council|Editorial Council]].
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;[[CZ:Userinfo System|Userinfo System]] and [[CZ:Group Status|Group Status]]
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:A system for getting an overview of our doings and plans, both individually and in groups.
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;[[CZ:Personnel|Personnel]]
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:Lists of project participants and leadership.
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;[[CZ:Contact|Contact]]
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:How to get in touch with various Citizens.
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;[[CZ:Eduzendium|Eduzendium]]
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:Program in which ''Citizendium'' partners with university programs to create high-quality articles.
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;[[CZ:International|International]]
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:A list of people interested in expanding to languages other than English.
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;[https://lists.purdue.edu/pipermail/citizendium-l/2007-October/001079.html Thanks to our first year contributors and supporters]
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:[[User:Larry Sanger|Founding Editor-in-Chief]] thanks dozens of participants and partners in a mailing list posting.
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Where do "constables" fit in?  Well, like their namesakes, constables are friendly, hard-working folks who make sure the community runs smoothly.  If you break a rule, a constable might gently tap you on the shoulder and explain what's wrong. Constables are expected to be mature and kind and to make decisions solely about behavior, not about content, which is the domain of editors. See the [[CZ:Constabulary|Constabulary]] homepage for more. If you need to "call a constable," send an e-mail to constables@citizendium.org
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;[[CZ:Proposals|Proposals System]]
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:A system that any Citizen may use to make a governance proposal.
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;[[CZ:Workgroups|Workgroups]]
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:A list of our workgroups--the groups devoted to advancing work on different subjects within CZ.
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;[[CZ:Council|Citizendium Council]]
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:This group is directly-elected to devise editorial and managerial policy, and settle disputes.
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;See also [[CZ:Managing Editor|Managing Editor]] and [[CZ:Constabulary|Constabulary]].
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:These have separate homepages.
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;[[CZ:Approval of CZ namespace pages|Approval of CZ namespace pages]]
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:Here is how to make new "approved" versions of CZ: namespace pages (such as [[CZ:Article Mechanics]]).
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;[[CZ:New Workgroup Requests|New Workgroup Requests]]
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:Request new workgroups here.
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;[[CZ:Topic Partners|Topic Partners]]
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:A proposal for how to partner with other organizations for work on specific subjects.
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Finally, [[CZ:workgroups|workgroups]] are collections of editors and authors who are interested in a particular discipline, or in some function of the project, such as copyediting or recruitmentWe know that our list of disciplines needs work, by the way; the Editorial Council will be expanding the list soon.  In the coming months, we're going to be expanding our governance apparatus, setting up many more workgroups as well as a general project representative council.  You, as a project member, may be asked to serve.
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;[[CZ:Archived Pages|Archived Pages]]
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:Pages that are no longer in use"Historical" interest only.
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;[[CZ:Cold Storage|Cold Storage]]
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:Problematic articles removed from the main namespace are sometimes put here, simply out of respect for the author.
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Latest revision as of 11:44, 1 July 2014

The Citizendium Organization

Find links to information about general aspects of our organization here, things like our fundamental principles, our workgroups, our personnel lists, and so forth. Want an introduction to our community? Start with Community Overview. For details of the structure of the project, read our Governance page and Charter.
Notice that we have specialized homepages for Communication (how we talk to each other), the Council (our editorial and administrative body), and the Constabulary (our project "moderators"). You might also be interested in Getting Started and Content Policy (article guidelines and more). If you can't find what you're looking for here, try there.
There are many important pages here:
  1. About
  2. FAQ
  3. Community Overview
  4. Charter
  5. Governance
  6. Workgroups
  7. Personnel
  8. Contact
  9. Eduzendium
  10. Donate

 

Basic organization information
About
An introduction to the Citizendium; our goals.
FAQ
A lengthier, question-and-answer style introduction.
Charter
The Citizendium Charter. The current "constitution" of the Citizendium community.
Community Overview
How we work together: the roles of authors, editors, workgroups, etc.
Governance
CZ is overseen by elected officers on two councils.
We aren't Wikipedia
An explanation of how our project differs from Wikipedia.
Statistics
Our progress quantified, updated monthly.
Privacy policy
What we do and won't do with your private information.


Support us
Become a partner
How universities, tech companies, publishers, etc., can join the effort.
Donate
How and why to support the cause.
Friends of Citizendium
A list of websites that link to us.


Press & PR
Press
An outward-facing landing page for the press; includes our press releases.
PR
An inward-facing page in which we prepare various PR materials.

Our people
Userinfo System and Group Status
A system for getting an overview of our doings and plans, both individually and in groups.
Personnel
Lists of project participants and leadership.
Contact
How to get in touch with various Citizens.
Eduzendium
Program in which Citizendium partners with university programs to create high-quality articles.
International
A list of people interested in expanding to languages other than English.
Thanks to our first year contributors and supporters
Founding Editor-in-Chief thanks dozens of participants and partners in a mailing list posting.


Project governance
Proposals System
A system that any Citizen may use to make a governance proposal.
Workgroups
A list of our workgroups--the groups devoted to advancing work on different subjects within CZ.
Citizendium Council
This group is directly-elected to devise editorial and managerial policy, and settle disputes.
See also Managing Editor and Constabulary.
These have separate homepages.
Approval of CZ namespace pages
Here is how to make new "approved" versions of CZ: namespace pages (such as CZ:Article Mechanics).
New Workgroup Requests
Request new workgroups here.
Topic Partners
A proposal for how to partner with other organizations for work on specific subjects.


Supplemental content
Archived Pages
Pages that are no longer in use. "Historical" interest only.
Cold Storage
Problematic articles removed from the main namespace are sometimes put here, simply out of respect for the author.


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