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Welcome to '''Citizendium''', a wiki for providing free knowledge where authors use their real, verified names. We welcome anyone who wants to share their knowledge by writing and improving articles on virtually any subject. Expert authors can be recognized with a special role, but membership is open to all.  
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Welcome to '''Citizendium''', a wiki for providing free knowledge where authors use their real, verified names. We welcome anyone who wants to share their knowledge by writing and improving articles on virtually any subject.  
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This wiki was unsuccessful in achieving its original goals (see https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-Wikipedia-and-Citizendium).  A dedicated few writers have continued working in the wiki, improving articles that they believe are useful, and which for various reasons probably could not be written in Wikipedia.  On or about '''Sept. 30, 2020''',  we plan to end Citizendium as a public "open" project, yet (possibly) keep the wiki running and editable by a combination of donations and subscriptions.  How this might occur is still being examined.  
  
 
See [[Special:RecentChanges|Recent Changes]]&mdash;an overview of articles we are writing ''now''.
 
See [[Special:RecentChanges|Recent Changes]]&mdash;an overview of articles we are writing ''now''.
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* We [[CZ:Myths and Facts#Myth: most Citizendium articles are copied from Wikipedia.|prefer new material]] but allow work from other sites to be imported and improved under [[CZ:Import|certain conditions]].
 
* We [[CZ:Myths and Facts#Myth: most Citizendium articles are copied from Wikipedia.|prefer new material]] but allow work from other sites to be imported and improved under [[CZ:Import|certain conditions]].
 
* For a brief guide on what Citizendium is and is not, see ''[[CZ:Myths and Facts|Myths and Facts]]''; for more details, see the [[CZ:FAQ|frequently-asked questions]] page.
 
* For a brief guide on what Citizendium is and is not, see ''[[CZ:Myths and Facts|Myths and Facts]]''; for more details, see the [[CZ:FAQ|frequently-asked questions]] page.
* Students in higher education write here as part of their courses under our [[CZ:Eduzendium|Eduzendium]] initiative.
 
 
* To learn more about the project, see our [[Citizendium|article on ourselves]], our [[Help:Index|Help System]], our [[CZ:Financial report|financial report]] and our [[CZ:Statistics|Statistics]] page.
 
* To learn more about the project, see our [[Citizendium|article on ourselves]], our [[Help:Index|Help System]], our [[CZ:Financial report|financial report]] and our [[CZ:Statistics|Statistics]] page.
 
*Follow us on Twitter ([http://twitter.com/TheCitizendium general news]; [http://twitter.com/CzPages new pages]), [http://www.facebook.com/citizendium Facebook] or [http://www.google.com/+CitizendiumOrg Google+].
 
*Follow us on Twitter ([http://twitter.com/TheCitizendium general news]; [http://twitter.com/CzPages new pages]), [http://www.facebook.com/citizendium Facebook] or [http://www.google.com/+CitizendiumOrg Google+].
* Comment on [[:Category:Articles to Approve|articles nominated for approval]]. You can discuss ''any'' article on its Talk page.
 

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A 15-year experiment in a Wikipedia-like setting

Welcome to Citizendium, a wiki for providing free knowledge where authors use their real, verified names. We welcome anyone who wants to share their knowledge by writing and improving articles on virtually any subject.

This wiki was unsuccessful in achieving its original goals (see https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-Wikipedia-and-Citizendium). A dedicated few writers have continued working in the wiki, improving articles that they believe are useful, and which for various reasons probably could not be written in Wikipedia. On or about Sept. 30, 2020, we plan to end Citizendium as a public "open" project, yet (possibly) keep the wiki running and editable by a combination of donations and subscriptions. How this might occur is still being examined.

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