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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.
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*[[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|Register]]
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*[[Help:Quick guide to editing|Edit]]
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*[[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|Write]]
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'''[[Ballotpedia:Webinars|Webinars]] are offered Wednesdays at 1pm CST. To sign up to participate in a [[Ballotpedia:Webinars|training webinar]], send an e-mail to: kristinpedia(at)samadamsalliance.org'''
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==Exploring and searching==
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*[[Help:Searching]]
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*[[Help:Exploring Ballotpedia]]
  
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==Steps to contributing==
===Step one: Getting started===
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# First, you need to [[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|register]].
If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, start at the [[Ballotpedia:About|What is Ballotpedia?]] page. It'll fill you in on the basics.
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# After you've registered, log in.
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# Take a minute to read the [[:Category:Writing guidelines|writing guidelines]].
  
===Step two: Finding your way around===
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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]].
* [[Special:Allpages|The full list of Ballotpedia articles.]]
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* [[Initiative Campaigns|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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* [[State ballot measure websites]].
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===Step three: Getting ready to edit===
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==Editing==
* First you need to [[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|register]].
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*[[Ballotpedia:How to contribute to Ballotpedia]]
* Then you need to know [[Help:Logging in|how to log in]].
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*[[Help:Editing a page]]
* It helps to read the [[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|article guidelines]].
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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]]
  
===Step four: Editing===
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==See also==
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* [[Ballotpedia:Help]]
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* [[:Category:Editing help|Editing help]]
  
* [[Ballotpedia:How to edit a page|How to edit a page]].  Anyone, including ''you'', can edit a page.
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* [[Help:Quick guide to editing|Quick guide to editing]].
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* [[Ballotpedia:How to start a page|How to start a new page]].
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* [[How to contribute to Ballotpedia]].
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* Read about [[Help:Talk page|how to use talk pages]], which will help you learn how to communicate with other Ballotpedia users about improving and adding to Ballotpedia's articles.
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* [[Help:Using Categories on Ballotpedia|What's the story with categories?]]
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* [[Adopt|Adopting a page on Ballotpedia]].
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* More help can be found at [[Help:Contents|Ballotpedia Help]].
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* If you'd like to help but want some direction about a good place to start, check out the [[List of Ballotpedia Projects|Ballotpedia Projects]] page.
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* After you save a page, read it again. That is, [[Recheck]] your work.
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See also: [[Help:Contents|Help page]]
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Latest revision as of 12:14, 28 January 2014

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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