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Welcome to the Simple English Wikipedia! We hope you are happy changing here and being a Wikipedian.

Some helpful pages are:

If you want to meet and talk with other members, you can visit our version of the "village pump" at Wikipedia:Simple talk. Just remember to sign your messages on Talk pages by typing "~~~~" at the end of your words.

You can set your own preferences or choices for the Simple English Wikipedia software at Special:Preferences or at any time by clicking "my settings".

  • TIP: Click on "My settings", then click on the "New changes" tab, then check the "Better new changes" box to make your 'New Changes' list look a lot more organized! (You need JavaScript for this). You can also choose this for your watched pages.

We have a special page that describes how to write Simple English articles. Some new pages that need to be written now may be listed at Wikipedia:Requested articles.

Speakers of English as a Second, Third, Fourth or Foreign Language:

Non-native English speakers are welcome to work on Simple English Wikipedia. To write here, you do need to know some English, because all of our articles are in English. For many writers here, English is not their first language!

What non-native English speakers write on Simple English Wikipedia is special and valuable. We may not have many articles on their cultures, and they can give more information. Native speakers will help and correct articles; don't feel bad if they change your article. Also remember that they probably can't speak your language as well as you can speak English.