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Thelemapedia:Where to start

From Thelemapedia

Okay, take a deep breath.
Hold it for a moment . . . . now, release it slooooooowly.


Adding stuff to Thelemapedia is no big deal. Really, it isn't. You don't have to be a Web whiz. You don't have to be a Thelemic scholar, mystic guru, or an initiate of any organization. You only need a web browser, ninth grade writing skills, and a desire to help add to the fastest growing source for knowledge about Thelema and magick.

Still think it's too hard? Okay, let's prove you wrong. Click on this link (in a new window or tab if you can) -> Temp Zone (http://www.thelemapedia.org/index.php?title=Temp_Zone&action=edit). When you get there, you'll see a text box. Type absolutely anything you want and hit the "Save page" button.

There, you have added to the encyclopedia! Basically, that's all there is to it. You can get to that editing box for any article by hitting the "edit" button on the grey bar at the top of every page. You type something and hit "save page". Ta daa!

Okay, you want to try something more "real"? No problem. We have a type of article called a "glossary", which contains a list of technical terms with brief definitions. Why don't you try adding one or two? Check out Glossary of Thelema or Glossary of Magick. Click on the one you are interested in and look around for a blank entry that you want to define. Then, hit the "edit" button on the grey bar. Type in a one or two sentence definition next to your term, and hit "Save page". That's it!

Of course, there is more to adding quality material to Thelemapedia. But what you have just learned is at the core of it all...editing pages. If you are ready to learn more, there are a few pages in the next section that will help you better understand Thelemapedia and how to make significant contributions.

Table of contents

1 Start with these pages
2 But, what should I do?

3 Where to go from here

But first, remember to relax

Here are some things about Thelemapedia that should help you breathe easier about contributing:

Start with these pages

If you only read two things, read these two:

  1. Thelemapedia policies. Discusses the scope of Thelemapedia and the rules governing behavior. By signing on as members of the site, all editors implicitly agree to abide by these policies.
  2. The Really Simple Tutorial. A brief and very easy-to-swallow tutorial on working with Thelemapedia.

Other very useful pages:

  1. How to Contribute. The guide to adding quality content.
  2. Common Sources. List of common books in reference format, along with another primer on citing sources.
  3. What Thelemapedia is not. Useful essay explaining the nature of Thelemapedia by explaining what it isn't.
  4. Thelemapedia Power Structure. Who's in charge (answer: for the most part, you).

But, what should I do?

There are several valuable ways you can contribute to Thelemapedia:

Begin a new topic

Red links go to pages with no content...just click and write. Remember, you only have to start it; you don't have to finish it (other editors will come along). Here are pages to help you figure out new topics to add:

Edit existing articles

It is equally as valuable to add to existing pages. Many are incomplete and need more material. Remember, it is acceptable and expected for editors to make changes to articles. You are, of course, free to search and browse the site for any topic that you want to write about. You can also use the following links to find existing articles that need more material:

Fast and easy ways to contribute

The following tasks are actually very important on Thelemapedia, and go a long way towards improving the quality of the site. If you don't want to do research and/or don't have a lot of time, these are right up your alley.

Where to go from here


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