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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.
Your host is [[User:FrJohn|FrJohn]], assisted by a team of [[Special:Listadmins|sysops]] to help with the management of the site.
==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 [[Special:Categories|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 [[Special:Userlogin|register]].  Then you can go to [[Special:Listusers]] and click on your name to create a custom profile page.
==How to contribute==
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.
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.
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]].
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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