|Subject: Welcome to h2g2!|
Posted Mar 25, 2010 by Vip
Hello there, and welcome to h2g2!
I'm Vip, one of h2g2's resident ACEs, and I'm here to give you a guiding hand around the maze that is h2g2. Some people join to write for the Guide, some join to talk to the wonderful people who reside here, and some join another part of bbc.co.uk and just wander over to take a peek. We're glad to have you whatever your reason. Our founder, Douglas Adams, wrote a welcome message for us all at A157349.
At A42397158, an old-timer Researcher has done his best to tell you everything a newbie needs to know. A glossary has been created at A8468742 with some of the more h2g2-centric words that we use.
h2g2 is primarily here to contribute to the Edited Guide - the giant encyclopedia of knowledge that has been growing ever since its inception over ten years ago. You can get a feel for the style of the articles that we Researchers create by taking a trip in the Infinite Improbability Drive - RandomEditedEntry. Whilst thousands of Entries have already been written, there is always room for more!
If you want to help us build the Guide, I would suggest that you spend a while reading PeerReview, which is where the main activity happens. That way you can see how the system operates and the style of Entries and their authors. There is some good advice at Writing-Beginners too.
h2g2 is also home to a famously warm and welcoming Community, who can be found all over the place. A good place to start is Askh2g2 which is a springboard into the current active Community. If you feel like an intellectual challenge , pop to h2g2 QI at A22174526. You can also find out who is online this minute by clicking here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/Online?orderby=ID&thissite=1.
Once again, welcome. If you ever need help or a friendly face, all you need to do is reply to this message and I'll be there as soon as I can.
I look forward to seeing you around!
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