Trains:Welcoming committee/Welcome to TSW
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Welcome to Train Spotting World!
It's nice to have you aboard. We're glad you wish to help develop this world. We hope you enjoy participating in the TSW community as much as we do. As a new contributor, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer size and apparent complexity of this project. But don't worry, it will become easier and clearer as you go. If you feel you need assistance, experienced editors are available to help you learn the basics and get up to speed. We've included some resources below to help you get started. Good luck and have fun. -- The Train Spotting World Welcoming Committee
- One of the best places to get started is Help:Contents/Getting started.
- And be sure to introduce yourself at Trains:New user log. Meet other beginners, and compare notes!
- Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date.
In case you get stuck, the following people have volunteered to assist new contributors, to give a helping hand and help you learn the ropes:
Even more volunteers are standing by to answer your questions on the following pages. You can usually expect an answer fairly quickly, often within just a few minutes:
To learn more about the Welcoming Committee, see Trains:Welcoming committee.
Finding your way around
To understand Train Spotting World, it is easiest to think of this website as having two types of pages: pages that are part of the encyclopedia itself, and pages of the community (used by contributors to help build and operate the encyclopedia).
To find your way around the encyclopedia, either enter a term into the search box on the left side of the screen, or go to Train Spotting World's table of contents.
Train Spotting World's community pages include instructions, help pages, policies, guidelines, discussion forums, places to make requests, pages to report problems, and user pages. These are all pages which we use to develop the encyclopedia and to communicate with each other in that mission. Some directories to help you find your way around the community are:
Be sure to read the above pages! They are very important, and they will help you - even if you're not perfect the
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If you've made a mistake and wish to undo it, revert it. Here's how: click history at the top of the page you made the mistake on. Then click on the second entry in the history list that appears on your screen. Once there, click edit this page. Then save page. See more detailed instructions at Trains:Reversion.
There are two main styles of help on Train Spotting Worldself-help and assistance...
Self-help involves reading the help and instruction pages around Train Spotting World. Some very informative self-help pages are:
For when you get stuck, confused, or befuddled, assistance is available on Train Spotting World's "desk" and "request" pages - use these when self-help hasn't provided you with an answer:
Most anyone on these lists will help you as well:
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