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'''Welcome to OrthodoxWiki!'''
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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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Your host is [[User:FrJohn|FrJohn]], assisted by a team of [[Special:Listadmins|sysops]] to help with the management of the site.
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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 you can go to [[Special:Listusers]] and click on your name 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.
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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]].
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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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