OrthodoxWiki:Community Portal

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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.

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 FrJohn, assisted by a team of 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!

Join in!

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!

Take a look at the numerous articles we now have in multiple categories for some ideas for what we've already been developing, but don't feel limited by what you see there, either.

If you're serious about helping us, please register. Then click on your user name at the top right of the page to create a custom profile page.

Community Life

Add your photo or browse the OrthodoxWiki:User gallery to see who's around these pages.

Some notes about wiki community living in general can be found at UseMod:BarnRaising (and Wikipedia:Barn raising)

To get a sense of how we're doing here at OrthodoxWiki, check out OrthodoxWiki:Statistics and Special:Statistics.

An OrthodoxWiki IRC channel, sponsored by User:Joe Rodgers is now available for community chat. Please contact him if you have any questions.

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Discussion pages

Notice boards

Community Policies & Guidelines

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.

Copyright and Permissions

Please see OrthodoxWiki:Copyrights and Help:Image licenses. Also, please pay particular attention to the following:

For more general information, please see wikipedia:Category:Wikipedia_copyright.

Who's Who

Newsfeeds for recent pages

RSS and Atom. For new pages: RSS and Atom. Many other 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.

Category feeds are also now available. Please see Help:Newsfeeds for more information.

OrthodoxWiki Images and Link buttons

Please see OrthodoxWiki:Link buttons.

See also