Account Creation Improvement Project/Testing content/Email welcome/Mono
I'm Susan from Wikipedia, the largest encyclopedia in the world. You recently created an account and I'd like to take the time to tell you a little about getting started on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is created and maintained by more than 100 thousand contributors from around the world. Every month Wikipedia receives over 388 million unique visitors. Wikipedia features more than 16 million articles in over 260 languages. It is free to use, free to edit, and free of advertisements.
Everything on Wikipedia has been written by people like you. In fact, Wikipedia would not be the world's largest online encyclopedia without people continuously contributing information, images, and data. Wikipedia grows by nearly 1200 articles per day and over 4 million contributions per month. The fastest way to begin is to make an edit - simply click an edit button in an article and make your changes as you would in any other word processor. Now that you have an account, it allows you to create new articles (pages), upload images, and rename pages. You also get access to special features such as My watchlist. A watchlist lets you follow the articles that you are editing and bookmark other interesting pages. To add an article to your watchlist, click the star icon at the top of the article.
More importantly, since all your edits are assigned to your account username, you have an identity on Wikipedia. This helps you interact with others that edit the same articles, and helps you become a trusted member of the community. As you get accustomed to Wikipedia, you will find that you have more to say in discussions and you might help others solve problems. I've included some suggestions of things to do below.
Add to an existing article...
- Learn more about editing pages
- Organize and format your writing
- Add images or sounds to articles
- Link to other Wikipedia articles and other Web sites
Write a new article...
- Read about how to create your first article
- Try out the Article Wizard
- Start a wanted article
- ...or try our Community Portal for more ideas
Find out more...
- See the Cheatsheet for examples of the basic editing functions
- Experiment with editing in the Sandbox
- Discover the Five pillars that define Wikipedia's character
- Read what Wikipedia is and what Wikipedia is not
- Read Wikipedia: The Missing Manual for detailed guidance and tutorials.
As you become acquainted with Wikipedia, you'll find what you enjoy doing, like copyediting, formatting, illustrating, or writing. If you have any questions or need any help, simply visit our New Contributor Help Center on Wikipedia. I hope you like the place and decide to become one of the over 151,846 active editors on Wikipedia.
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