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Welcome to the '''OrthodoxWiki Community Portal'''! We're glad you've chosen to stop by, explore and take part in the ongoing work of creating and developing the world's first online community-edited encyclopedia of Orthodox Christianity.
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== Notice ==
  
Whatever else a wiki is, it is fundamentally about ''community'', about bringing a group of people together for a particular work or conversation. '''You''' are formally invited to join this conversation and to take a role in shaping it. Your host is [[User:FrJohn|FrJohn]], assisted by a team of [[Special:Listadmins|sysops]] to help with the management of the site. Our sysops hail from many jurisdictions all over the world. Many thanks to everyone who has devoted some time towards making this place a valuable resource for people!
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I one of serial vandals, trolls and sockpuppetters of Wikipedia. Basically, I vandalize in the French and a little in Russian section, but unfortunately, all my open proxies there are blocked, therefore I have come here. Against your encyclopaedia I have nothing, only for, but my work is that.--[[User:I am your new vandal|I am your new vandal]] 21:10, May 31, 2009 (UTC)
 
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==Join in!==
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Please feel free to start a new discussion by creating a new article or category.  What do you know about?  The life of a saint?  Do you know some excellent Byzantine chant CDs?  An episode from Church History?  Share the knowledge!  Have you read an excellent book?  Post a review.  See something missing?  Add it!  Want to adopt '''OrthodoxWiki''' in a language besides English?  Let us know!  Driven to submit a new logo?  We'd love to see it!
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Take a look at the numerous articles we now have in multiple [[Special:Categories|categories]] for some ideas for what we've already been developing, but don't feel limited by what you see there, either.
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If you're serious about helping us, please [[Special:Userlogin|register]].  Then click on your user name at the top right of the page to create a custom profile page.
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==How to contribute==
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Hop right in—just click '''edit''' (at the top of any page or section) to begin.  Read the [[Help:Contents|help files]] for details on creating and editing articles.  Be sure to take a look at the [[OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual|Style Manual]] for our official community standards and guidelines for articles.  Test and experiment in the [[OrthodoxWiki:Sandbox|Sandbox]].  Also be sure to take a look at the [[OrthodoxWiki:Community Portal|Community Portal]] for news about ongoing projects and as a gathering point for our work here. There is also a [[OrthodoxWiki:Help wanted|help wanted]] page to learn about projects that other users are working on and are looking for help.
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Don't worry about messing up or breaking '''OrthodoxWiki'''—your work can always be cleaned up and honed by others, which is part of the spirit of this project.  Take a look at existing articles which may be similar to yours, and model yours after those.  You may also feel free to grab relevant content from [http://www.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia] (it's under a free documentation license), "Orthodoxize" and expand on it, and then put it here (be sure to leave in only the links relevant to '''OrthodoxWiki''').  A lot of our starting content came from there.
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The WYSIWIG editor helps with most browsers.  We also recommend the [http://www.bananeweizen.de/mozilla/wikipedia/firefox_wikipedia.html Wikipedia Extension] for [http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ Mozilla Firefox]. If you're using FireFox, you can also make use of [http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/live-bookmarks.html Live Bookmarks] for quick access to [[Special:Recentchanges|Recent Changes]], [[Special:Newpages|New Pages]], or many of the other [[Special:Specialpages|Special pages]]. An [http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/tools/ OrthodoxWiki search engine plugin] is now available for Firefox and related browsers (see [[OrthodoxWiki:Searching]] for details).
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This site is shamelessly modelled on [http://www.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia].  Please visit their [http://meta.wikimedia.org/ Meta-Wiki] for lots of information about how things work around here.
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==Community Life==
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Add your photo or browse the [[OrthodoxWiki:User gallery]] to see who's around these pages.
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Some notes about wiki community living in general can be found at [[UseMod:BarnRaising]] (and [[Wikipedia:Barn raising]])
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To get a sense of how we're doing here at OrthodoxWiki, check out [[OrthodoxWiki:Statistics]] and [[Special:Statistics]].
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An [[OrthodoxWiki:Chat|OrthodoxWiki IRC channel]], sponsored by [[User:Joe Rodgers]] is now available for community chat. Please [[User_talk:Joe Rodgers|contact him]] if you have any questions.
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On Facebook? Join the '''OrthodoxWiki''' group.
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==Discussion pages==
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* '''[[OrthodoxWiki:Trapeza]] (The main discussion page, intended to serve as the focal point for community talk)'''
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Inventory]] (Taking stock of the wiki, optimization discussion, etc.)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Roadmap]] (Plans for the future)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Meta Reflections]] (Discussions about the kind of project we're engaged in here)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Administrators]] (Sysop to-do's & general notes for admins)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Categories]] (Organization of articles and categories)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:News]] (Updates about what's happening on OrthodoxWiki)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Reference desk]] (Questions and answers about research subjects)
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* [[Category talk:Featured Articles]] (Nominate or contest a [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured article]])
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==Notice boards==
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Suggestions]] (Suggestion Box for new articles and projects)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Help wanted]] (A place to solicit help for specific articles and projects)
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Buzz]] (reverse links and "what they are saying" )
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual (Importing)#Starting_Points|Starting Points]] - for importing Wikipedia articles
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==Community Policies & Guidelines==
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual|Style Manual]]
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:FAQs]]
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Templates]]
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Administrators#Spam_Battleplan|Spam Battleplan]]
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Mediation]]
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* [[Help:Contents]]
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* [[Help:Citing OrthodoxWiki]]
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* [[Help:InterWiki links]] - How to use interwiki links, with notes on our customizations; and [[Special:Interwiki]] - a list of all interwiki links
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'''Please note:''' Users are not allowed to have more than one account. This is not just to forestall funny business, but also to prevent confusion.
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==Copyright and Permissions==
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Please see [[OrthodoxWiki:Copyrights]] and [[Help:Image licenses]]. Also, please pay particular attention to the following:
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* [[Help:Image_licenses#OCA.org]] - an important note on using images from [http://OCA.org OCA.org]
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* [[Help:Image_licenses#Holy_Transfiguration_Monastery]] - using icons from Holy Transfiguration Monastery (Brookline, MA USA)
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For more general information, please see [[wikipedia:Category:Wikipedia_copyright]].
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==Who's Who==
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Patron saint]] (''St. [[John of Damascus]], pray for us!'')
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* [[:Category:Sysops]] and [[Special:Listadmins]]
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* [[Special:Listusers]]
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==Newsfeeds for recent pages==
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[http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/index.php?title=Special:Recentchanges&feed=rss RSS] and [http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/index.php?title=Special:Recentchanges&feed=atom Atom]. For new pages: [http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/index.php?title=Special:Newpages&feed=rss RSS] and [http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/index.php?title=Special:Newpages&feed=atom Atom]. Many other [[Special:Specialpages|Special pages]] also have newsfeeds available (e.g. "popular pages", "users", "wanted pages", etc.). They're a great way to keep up with what's happening on this site.
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Category feeds are also now available. Please see [[Help:Newsfeeds]] for more information.
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==OrthodoxWiki Images and Link buttons==
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Please see [[OrthodoxWiki:Link buttons]].
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==See also==
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* [[meta:Conflicting_Wikipedia philosophies]]
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* [[w:Wikipedia:Wikiquette]]
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* [[w:Category:Wikipedia guidelines]]
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* [[w:Wikipedia:Assume good faith]]
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[[Category:OrthodoxWiki]]
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Revision as of 13:10, May 31, 2009

Notice

I one of serial vandals, trolls and sockpuppetters of Wikipedia. Basically, I vandalize in the French and a little in Russian section, but unfortunately, all my open proxies there are blocked, therefore I have come here. Against your encyclopaedia I have nothing, only for, but my work is that.--I am your new vandal 21:10, May 31, 2009 (UTC)

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