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If you're serious about helping us, please [[Special:Userlogin|register]]. Then click on your user name at the top right of the page 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. There is also a [[OrthodoxWiki:Help wanted|help wanted]] page to learn about projects that other users are working on and are looking for help.
 
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]]. An [http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/tools/ OrthodoxWiki search engine plugin] is now available for Firefox and related browsers (see [[OrthodoxWiki:Searching]] for details).
 
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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