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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 Quickstart]], which will fill you in on the basics.
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Be sure to visit our [[Help:Tutorials|'''Library of Tutorials''']], which provide written instructions, screenshot tutorials, and video tutorials.
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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.
  
* [[Help:Searching|How to search for an article]].
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==Exploring and searching==
* [[Help:How to explore Ballotpedia|How to explore Ballotpedia]].
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*[[Help:Searching]]
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*[[Help:Exploring Ballotpedia]]
  
===Getting ready to edit===
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==Steps to contributing==
* Read the [[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|article guidelines]] to see how we write.
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# First, you need to [[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|register]].
* Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff? Find out [[Ballotpedia:Ways you can help|how you can help]].
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# After you've registered, log in.
* [[Ballotpedia:Webinars|Free training webinars]] are offered Wednesdays at 1pm CST. To participate, e-mail Leslie.Graves(at)ballotpedia(dot)org for more information.
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# Take a minute to read the [[:Category:Writing guidelines|writing guidelines]].
  
==Editing==
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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]].
  
* [[Help:How to edit a page|How to edit a page]].  Anyone, including ''you'', can edit a page!
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==Editing==
* [[Help:Quick guide to editing|Quick guide to editing]].
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*[[Ballotpedia:How to contribute to Ballotpedia]]
* [[Help:How to start a page|How to start a new page]].
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*[[Help:Editing a page]]
* [[Ballotpedia:How to contribute to Ballotpedia|How to contribute to Ballotpedia]].
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**[[Help:Quick guide to editing]]
* 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:Starting a page]]
* [[Help:Using Categories on Ballotpedia|How should I use categories?]]
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*[[Help:Talk page]]
* [[Adopt|Adopting a page on Ballotpedia]].
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*[[Help:Categories]]
* After you save a page, read it again. That is, [[recheck]] your work.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Ballotpedia:Help]]
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* [[:Category:Editing help|Editing help]]
  
* See our [[Help|help page]] for more information.
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* View all articles in the [[:Category:Editing Help|Editing Help]] category.
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[[Category:Intro editing help]]
[[Category:Editing Help]]
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[[Category:Ballotpedia basic information]]
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Latest revision as of 11:14, 28 January 2014

Editing Help
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Index
Editing guide
Cheatsheet
Policies
Copyright
Textual standards
Visual standards
Glossary of terms
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