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Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. Here are pointers for a quick start. You'll probably want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, our help system and CZ:Home for the top menu of community pages. Be sure to stay abreast of events via Twitter. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forum is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any administrator for help, too. Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun!

Also, please do the community a favor and add a bio of around 50 words to your userpage!

Stephen Ewen 21:22, 22 November 2007 (CST)


See User_talk:Stephen_Ewen#Template. Stephen Ewen 01:04, 9 February 2008 (CST)

WP users using their real names

As I recall, WP has a page listing such people, and there are dozens and dozens listed. Perhaps you can find it - if I am right and my memory serves me correctly (I seem to recall it from the period of the Essjay scandal, when verification of credentials was being discussed) - and simply link to it. It just seems kinda awkward to create it here. :-/ Stephen Ewen 02:18, 9 February 2008 (CST)

Great, thanks. I'll blank the page and get the link to that. Andrew Sylvia 15:10, 9 February 2008 (CST)
I'm sorry, I having some difficulty finding it. I'll stop the subpage irregardless though, perhaps looking later.

RSA pages

Andrew, the articles you are creating like RSA ### need to be written to be more like an encyclopedia article and less like a list of law facts to make it more readible and interesting. To start with, are these Federal or State laws, etc? A lede discussing what the law basically means would be very helpful. Starting with some thing like this:

RSA ### is a Federal statute designed to protect the rights of employees to work in a place free from (Sexual harassment, racial discrimination, etc). It was first inacted by the 89th Congress on (fill in the date) and was sponsored by Senators XXXX and YYYY.

Notable uses (lawsuits) of the law would be interesting, too. Perhaps the full text of the statutes should be a subpage? This may be something the Law Workgroup to discuss and hammer out. David E. Volk 12:21, 24 February 2008 (CST)

You might find that writing a lede paragraph will help you remember the main points of them. Assuming other states might also have RSAs, you should probably name the articles New Hamphire State Resolution Ammendment ###, and then create redirects from NHRSA ### to the full name. If you like, i could try to write a lede for one of them just for the fun of it, but I am a chemist, not a lawyer. David E. Volk 12:41, 24 February 2008 (CST)
Look at RSA 658. I mostly completed a transformation to make it much more reader friendly. David E. Volk 15:17, 29 February 2008 (CST)

Userpage bio

Hi Andrew. Would you do us all the kind favor of placing a bio of about 50 words on your userpage? Everyone actually has to have one, in fact. Thanks! Stephen Ewen 15:43, 24 February 2008 (CST)

Comment removed

I have removed a comment you made at Talk:Citizendium on the grounds that it comprises a complaint about a fellow project member and is also irrelevant to the purpose of the page, which is to discuss the development of the Citizendium article. Complaints about others should be directed privately to Consider this a formal warning. Also, do not make any further edits to articles or Talk pages until you have place your bio on your user page - this is a requirement of membership. Thanks. John Stephenson 14:34, 21 August 2014 (UTC)