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== Getting started ==
 
== Getting started ==
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=== Is joining Wikiwrimo some kind a big commitment? ===
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Nope. It's as big a commitment as you make it. Some people edit regularly, while others edit in bursts every few months. If you only edit while you're bored, that's okay, and it's still a good contribution.
    
=== I haven't participated in NaNoWriMo or Script Frenzy for long. Can I still contribute? ===
 
=== I haven't participated in NaNoWriMo or Script Frenzy for long. Can I still contribute? ===
Yes! Every bit helps. I'm not kidding. There are tons of articles waiting to be created, and as a Wrimo, you know something that can be added. Your own experience, no matter how much or how little, is valuable. Take a look at the [[Special:WantedPages|wanted pages]] or [[User:Sushimustwrite/Todo|the to do list]]. There are a LOT of articles on those pages, and you very likely recognize some of those items. Even if you don't know enough to write a complete article on that topic, you can tag it as a stub and let someone else come by and finish it. That is the wonder of wiki magic.
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Yes! Every bit helps. I'm not kidding. There are tons of articles waiting to be created, and as a Wrimo, you know something that can be added. Your own experience, no matter how much or how little, is valuable. Take a look at the [[Special:WantedPages|wanted pages]] or [[Wikiwrimo:Scratchpad|the to do list]]. There are a LOT of articles on those pages, and you very likely recognize some of those items. Even if you don't know enough to write a complete article on that topic, you can tag it as a stub and let someone else come by and finish it. That is the wonder of wiki magic.
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Need more convincing? There's a regional directory now. One person can't write about all 600+ regions. But you can write about your own region.
    
In short, don't let your supposed lack of knowledge stop you. Whatever knowledge you have is enough. I promise.
 
In short, don't let your supposed lack of knowledge stop you. Whatever knowledge you have is enough. I promise.
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=== What's that stub thing I see on a lot of articles? ===
 
=== What's that stub thing I see on a lot of articles? ===
That's for short articles or unfinished articles. To add that to an article you've started or found that needs more work, add this to the very end of the article: <nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki>
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That's for short articles or unfinished articles. To add that to an article you've started or found that needs more work, add this to the very end of the article: <nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki> If you see that stub thing on an article and know something more about that topic, add to it!
    
=== It's the NaNo off-season. Can I still contribute? ===
 
=== It's the NaNo off-season. Can I still contribute? ===
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=== Can I donate to Wikiwrimo? ===
 
=== Can I donate to Wikiwrimo? ===
Since multiple people have asked: You can! The only expenses at Wikiwrimo are for hosting, which are not that much at the moment but still exist. That said, '''if you are financially able, please [https://store.lettersandlight.org donate to OLL first]'''.
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Since multiple people have asked: You can! Wikiwrimo is 100% unofficial and volunteer-run, so the only expenses are for hosting. These expenses aren't enormous but they still exist. That said, '''if you are financially able, please [https://store.lettersandlight.org donate to OLL first]'''.
    
There is no minimum amount to donate to Wikiwrimo, though the suggested minimum amount is one dollar. The highest donation my webhost has received to date is over a thousand dollars, but if you have that kind of money to spare, donate to OLL instead. I'll understand.
 
There is no minimum amount to donate to Wikiwrimo, though the suggested minimum amount is one dollar. The highest donation my webhost has received to date is over a thousand dollars, but if you have that kind of money to spare, donate to OLL instead. I'll understand.