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{{community}}{{TOCnestright}}If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, welcome! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the [[Ballotpedia:Tutorial (About)|Ballotpedia Tutorial]], which will fill you in on the basics.
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===Finding your way around===
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If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, welcome! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the [[Ballotpedia:A Quick Overview|Ballotpedia Quickstart]], which will fill you in on the basics. The [[Ballotpedia:Index of Help Contents|Index of Help Contents]] provides an overview of all help-related articles.
* [[Ballotpedia:Finding information about ballot measures|Find ballot initiatives and campaigns]]. Current and historical, including in your state.
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* [[Help:Searching|How to search for an article]].
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* [[Help:How to explore Ballotpedia|How to explore Ballotpedia]].
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===Getting ready to edit===
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==Exploring and searching==
* It helps to read the [[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|article guidelines]].
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*[[Help:Searching]]
* Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff first? Check the [[Ballotpedia:To do list]].
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*[[Help:Exploring Ballotpedia]]
* [[Ballotpedia:Webinars|Free training webinars]] are offered Wednesdays at 1pm CST. To participate, e-mail kristinpedia(at)samadamsalliance.org for more information.
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===Editing===
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==Steps to contributing==
* [[Ballotpedia:How to edit a page|How to edit a page]].  Anyone, including ''you'', can edit a page!
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# First, you need to [[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|register]].
* [[Help:Quick guide to editing|Quick guide to editing]].
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# After you've registered, log in.
* [[Ballotpedia:How to start a page|How to start a new page]].
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# Take a minute to read the [[:Category:Writing guidelines|writing guidelines]].
* [[How to contribute to Ballotpedia]].
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* Read [[Help:Talk page|how to use talk pages]] to communicate with other Ballotpedia users on improving and adding to articles.
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* [[Help:Using Categories on Ballotpedia|How should I use categories?]]
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* [[Adopt|Adopting a page on Ballotpedia]].
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* After you save a page, read it again. That is, [[recheck]] your work.
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See our [[Help|help page]] for more information.
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Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff? Find out [[Ballotpedia:Ways you can help|how you can help]].
  
[[Category:Editing Help]]
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==Editing==
[[Category:Ballotpedia basic information]]
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*[[Ballotpedia:How to contribute to Ballotpedia]]
[[Category:Writing Articles for Ballotpedia]]
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*[[Help:Editing a page]]
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**[[Help:Quick guide to editing]]
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*[[Help:Starting a page]]
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*[[Help:Talk page]]
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*[[Help:Categories]]
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==See also==
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* [[Ballotpedia:Help]]
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* [[:Category:Editing help|Editing help]]
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[[Category:Intro editing help]]

Latest revision as of 12:14, 28 January 2014

Editing Help
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Index
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Edit review process

If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, welcome! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the Ballotpedia Quickstart, which will fill you in on the basics. The Index of Help Contents provides an overview of all help-related articles.

Exploring and searching

Steps to contributing

  1. First, you need to register.
  2. After you've registered, log in.
  3. Take a minute to read the writing guidelines.

Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff? Find out how you can help.

Editing

See also