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There are several different choices, depending on your interests.

In addition to utilizing the wiki for research there are links provided which give background information on the Wiki Support group and the history of this wiki.

If you are new to wiki this page will show you how to get the most out of the wiki by knowing how to navigate and find what you need. Other than being knowledgeable about navigating the wiki any of the articles can be access in any order. Obviously learning or knowing editing techniques is useful prior to creating or expanding articles but the two can be done simultaneously..

The sidebar at the bottom of this page contains several links demonstrating the various levels of involvement you could entertain. These range from fixing errors you happen to see and helping with team efforts all the way up to becoming an official member of the wiki community.

This hub page is designed to provide a quick access point to a variety of topics which are useful to those new to the wiki as well as the seasoned veterans who want a refresher course or are just trying to locate previously viewed information.

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"One on One" help options[edit | edit source]

Personal help options (Talk with us)

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Find a volunteer (Mentor requests)

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"Do it yourself" checklist[edit | edit source]

Welcoming Committee help and training can be found on your talk page
--- This is your main line of communication --- Here is Your talk page

1st: Create your user page
--- Find Your user page here
--- To start, type a word and then save

2nd: Set Your preferences
--- Set email choices, search options, etc
--- You can change Your password here

3rd: Play in your sandbox pages
--- Go to Your sandbox
--- To start, type a word and then save

4th: Check out the Community meetings
--- Join the discussions/ask questions
--- Meeting recordings are available

5th: Use your watchlist
--- Keep track of pages that interest you
--- Find Your watched pages here

6th: How to use the history and talk tabs
--- Find other user pages in the history tab
--- post questions/comments on talk tab

New and need help

Whether you like to be at the head of the parade twirling the baton or prefer to remain in the background building the floats,
all volunteers are welcome

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