Hello! Welcome to the Simple English Wikipedia! This website is a free encyclopedia that delivers free, useful, reliable knowledge to all the people around the world. However, working to keep the encyclopedia clean and its information as facts can be more hard work than some may think. We certainly do need more editors and workers here! Although wikipedia is not for being social like websites such as facebook or myspace (and you might get in trouble if you talk too much of other subjects here), you can still make friends with other fellow editors that edit in this place. Everybody makes a few mistakes at first—including me as well—but dear heart, don't be shy. Nobody will get angry at you!
You might find these pages helpful for a start:
- Links to useful pages
- How to write Simple English articles
- How to copy from another Wikipedia
If you still don't know what to do here, read our Requested articles or the list of wanted articles. If you have any questions, you can post them on Simple Talk, or ask me. I'm a friendly, ready-to-love editor here, and eager to help out in anything you need.
After you say something in other people's talk pages, you can sign your name with four tildes (~~~~). This will make your username and the date appear. It also helps people to know who said the thing they are reading. Please do not sign your name after you change articles, though. There are many, many people changing articles, and if they signed on the page every time they edited, it would get very confusing!
Well, I sincerely hope you'll enjoy yourself here. :) The administrators are always ready to help you with hard jobs. Once again, welcome, and God bless.