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Thank you for your contributions.  I hope you like the place and decide to stay.  Please note that OrthodoxWiki is always in development, so not everything works quite right yet.  You can help, though!
 
Thank you for your contributions.  I hope you like the place and decide to stay.  Please note that OrthodoxWiki is always in development, so not everything works quite right yet.  You can help, though!
  
'''OrthodoxWiki''' is a community-edited encyclopedia of Orthodox Christianity.  Articles are created and edited by our members, and so everything that we do here is subject to review and revision.  The result is a true consensus product, with every interested editor contributing his own knowledge and writing skills.  As such, when you feel that criticism of an article is warranted, we encourage you to '''join in and fix it!'''
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'''OrthodoxWiki''' is a community-edited encyclopedia of Orthodox Christianity.  Articles are created and edited by our members, and so everything that we do here is subject to review and revision.  The result is a true consensus product, with every interested editor contributing his own knowledge and writing skills.  As such, when you feel that criticism of an article is warranted, we encourage you to '''join in and fix it!''' Don't worry about breaking anything or doing something wrong—the other editors here are happy to jump in and help you learn.
  
'''Important notice:'''  OrthodoxWiki is not an official voice of Orthodoxy—among other things, this means that official documentation or instructions from particular Church officials does not constitute binding editorial policy for OrthodoxWiki.  In other words, OrthodoxWiki regards itself as a beneficiary of the freedom of the press granted by the country of its server's residence.  To prevent disputes between authorities from becoming played out on the site, OrthodoxWiki content is determined solely by OrthodoxWiki editors and management.
 
  
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! width=150 | '''For newcomers'''
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! width=175 | '''For editors'''
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! width=300 | '''Important notes'''
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| '''[[OrthodoxWiki:About|About OrthodoxWiki]]<br>[[OrthodoxWiki:Frequently Asked Questions|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)]]<br>[[OrthodoxWiki:User guidelines|User guidelines]]<br>[[OrthodoxWiki:Community Portal|Community Portal]]<br>[[OrthodoxWiki:Questions|Questions]]<br>[[Special:Listusers|User list]]<br>[[Special:Listadmins|Admin list]]<br>[[OrthodoxWiki:News|OrthodoxWiki News]]
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| '''[[:Category:Help|Help files]]<br>[[Help:Editing|How to edit a page]]<br>[[Help:How to create a new page|How to create a new page]]<br>[[Help:How to write a great article|How to write a great article]]<br>[[OrthodoxWiki:Copyrights|Copyright policy]]<br>[[Help:Image licenses|Image licenses]]<br>[[OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual|Style Manual]]<br>[[OrthodoxWiki:Disciplinary policy|Disciplinary policy]]'''
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| '''PLEASE''' read carefully the section of the [[OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual|Style Manual]] titled '''[[OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual (Point of View)]]'''. <br><br>Also please note that other editors will assume that you have read the Style Manual (our official editing guidelines). If you're wondering why an edit was reverted, an article renamed, or any other unexpected changes were made by another editor, check there.
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Here are a few good links for newcomers:  
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Please also take a few moments to edit your user page by clicking on your name here, so that we can know a bit about you:  '''[[User:{{PAGENAME}}]]'''. Feel free also to add your picture to the [[OrthodoxWiki:User gallery]].
  
*[[OrthodoxWiki:About|About OrthodoxWiki]] (what it is and is not)
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'''If you are uploading images''', be sure you're doing so legally and according to '''[[Help:Image licenses|OrthodoxWiki policy]]'''.  Failure to abide by policy may result in your images getting deleted without warning.
*[[OrthodoxWiki:User guidelines|User guidelines]]
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*[[OrthodoxWiki:Community Portal|Community Portal]]
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*[[OrthodoxWiki:Questions|Questions]]
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*[[Special:Listusers|User list]]
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*[[Special:Listadmins|Admin list]]
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*[[OrthodoxWiki:News|News about OrthodoxWiki]]
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If you would like to experiment with the wiki, please feel free to do so in the '''[[OrthodoxWiki:Sandbox|Sandbox]]'''.
  
Essential reading for editors:
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By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and other discussion pages using three tildes, like this: &#126;&#126;&#126;.  Four tildes (&#126;&#126;&#126;&#126;) produces your name and the current date.  Please sign your comments on Talk pages, so everyone will easily be able to see who left them.
  
*[[Help:Contents|Help files]]
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You'll have to verify your email address before editing any pages. This helps us prevent spam. Don't worry, your email won't be viewable to anyone but the sysops. We respect your privacy.
*[[Help:Editing|How to edit a page]]
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*[[Help:How to create a new page|How to create a new page]]
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*[[Help:How to write a great article|How to write a great article]]
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*[[OrthodoxWiki:Copyrights|Copyrights]] (the OrthodoxWiki copyright policy)
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*[[Help:Image licenses|Image licenses]] (a must for all images you upload)
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*[[OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual|Style Manual]] (official standards&mdash;a must read!)
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If you have any questions, see the [[Help:Contents|help pages]], add a question to the [[OrthodoxWiki:Questions|Questions page]], or ask me on my Talk page.
  
*'''PLEASE''' carefully read the section of the [[OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual|Style Manual]] titled '''[[OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual (Point of View)]]'''.
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We hope you enjoy editing here and being a part of our community!<noinclude>
 
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*Also '''please note''' that other editors will assume that you have read the '''[[OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual|Style Manual]]''' and will edit your articles accordingly.  It will save a lot of time and effort if you familiarize yourself with it before you begin creating and editing articles.
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Do be sure to read the [[OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual|Style Manual]] thoroughly, as it could answer some questions as to why your edits may be getting reverted, your articles renamed, or other unexpected changes made.  I hope you enjoy editing here and being a part of our community!
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Please also take a few moments to edit your user page by clicking on your name here, so that we can know a bit about you:  '''[[User:{{PAGENAME}}]]'''. Feel free also to add your picture to the [[OrthodoxWiki:User gallery]]. 
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Your user page can also be reached by holding down the '''Alt''' key and pressing '''.''' (the period or dot) or by clicking above on your username.  You can also use that page to include links you find helpful for your work here on '''OrthodoxWiki'''.
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By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and other discussion pages using three tildes, like this: &#126;&#126;&#126;.  Four tildes (&#126;&#126;&#126;&#126;) produces your name and the current date.  Please sign your comments on Talk pages, so everyone will easily be able to see who left them.
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If you have any questions, see the [[Help:Contents|help pages]], add a question to the [[OrthodoxWiki:Questions|Questions page]], or ask me on my Talk page.  Again, welcome!
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Latest revision as of 13:18, May 29, 2008

Welcome to OrthodoxWiki!

Hello, Welcome, and welcome to OrthodoxWiki!

Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Please note that OrthodoxWiki is always in development, so not everything works quite right yet. You can help, though!

OrthodoxWiki is a community-edited encyclopedia of Orthodox Christianity. Articles are created and edited by our members, and so everything that we do here is subject to review and revision. The result is a true consensus product, with every interested editor contributing his own knowledge and writing skills. As such, when you feel that criticism of an article is warranted, we encourage you to join in and fix it! Don't worry about breaking anything or doing something wrong—the other editors here are happy to jump in and help you learn.


For newcomers For editors Important notes
About OrthodoxWiki
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
User guidelines
Community Portal
Questions
User list
Admin list
OrthodoxWiki News
Help files
How to edit a page
How to create a new page
How to write a great article
Copyright policy
Image licenses
Style Manual
Disciplinary policy
PLEASE read carefully the section of the Style Manual titled OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual (Point of View).

Also please note that other editors will assume that you have read the Style Manual (our official editing guidelines). If you're wondering why an edit was reverted, an article renamed, or any other unexpected changes were made by another editor, check there.

Please also take a few moments to edit your user page by clicking on your name here, so that we can know a bit about you: User:Welcome. Feel free also to add your picture to the OrthodoxWiki:User gallery.

If you are uploading images, be sure you're doing so legally and according to OrthodoxWiki policy. Failure to abide by policy may result in your images getting deleted without warning.

If you would like to experiment with the wiki, please feel free to do so in the Sandbox.

By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and other discussion pages using three tildes, like this: ~~~. Four tildes (~~~~) produces your name and the current date. Please sign your comments on Talk pages, so everyone will easily be able to see who left them.

You'll have to verify your email address before editing any pages. This helps us prevent spam. Don't worry, your email won't be viewable to anyone but the sysops. We respect your privacy.

If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the Questions page, or ask me on my Talk page.

We hope you enjoy editing here and being a part of our community!

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