User talk:Gregory Steel
Welcome, new editor! We're very glad you've joined us. Here are pointers for a quick start. Also, when you get a chance, please read The Editor Role. You can look at Getting Started for other helpful introductory pages. It is essential for you as an editor to join the Citizendium-Editors (broadcast) mailing list in order to stay abreast of editor-related issues, as well as the mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. It is also important, for project-wide matters, to join the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list. 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 thank you! We appreciate your willingness to share your expertise, and we hope to see your edits on Recent changes soon. David E. Volk 23:36, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Welcome to Citizendium, and a request
Welcome! We hope you enjoy yourself here and that you'll soon make yourself feel at home. We've been short of Visual Art Editors for a long time -- some of us have been trying to get one to look at the Waldo Peirce article with a view to getting the Approval process started for a long time now with no success. As User:Joe Quick wrote recently on the Talk page of another newly joined Editor:
- We use the words "author" and "editor" a little differently at Citizendium [from Wikipedia]. An "author" is anyone who contributes to an article and anyone may act as an "author" for any article. "Editor" means a subject area expert who guides the development and eventual "approval" of articles. "Approval" here means that an "editor" has reviewed the article for content and accuracy and has signed off on it based on the approval standards I mentioned above [ Waldo Peirce ].
- I noticed that you've been confirmed as a visual arts "editor" and was hoping that you could oversee the approval process for the Waldo Peirce article. The process works somewhat like peer-review. You don't need to know the work of this particular artist in order to oversee approval, but we do need someone who is experienced with the visual arts field as a whole who can judge the overall quality of the article in terms of what should be present in an article about an artist and how material should be presented. I don't mean to pressure you, but I think you'd be a good person to fill that role. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to help you through the process
If, after you feel you know your way around CZ, you might take a look at the Waldo article (I'm his nephew and wrote most of it myself, but, as a professional writer, think that I did a pretty objective job of it) and give us your comments. Many thanks! Hayford Peirce 17:55, 10 April 2009 (UTC)