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'''Welcome to [[UESPWiki:About|UESPWiki]]!''' This is a site devoted to documenting the ''[[General:The Elder Scrolls|Elder Scrolls]]'' games. The site is set up as a wiki, modeled on [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia]. This means that the entire site is a collaborative effort, to which anybody may contribute; just click "[[Help:Editing Pages|edit]]" at the top of any page to become a wiki editor! We always welcome new contributors who are interested in helping to improve the site.
 
==Getting Started==
* '''[[Help:Contents|Help]]''': A listing of all the available help pages.
* '''[[Help:Quick Editing Guide|Quick Editing Guide]]''': A quick editing guide for those who want to dive in quickly but need a couple pointers.
* '''[[UESPWiki:Mentor_ProgramMentor Program|Mentors]]''': Ask another editor to become your mentor and help show you the ropes.
* '''[[UESPWiki:Sandbox|Sandbox]]''': Experiment with how editing works in our sandbox.
* '''[[UESPWiki:Style Guide|Style Guide]]''': Guidelines for how to write articles that conform to UESPWiki standards.
 
==Creating an Account==
You are free to edit the site without creating an account, but if you're interested in doing more than just a few random edits, gettinghaving an accountone can be very useful. It's a [[Special:Userlogin|painless process]]. ItAn account allows other editors on the site to get to know you better (for example, by seeing where your interests lie) and gives you access to additional features.
 
You are free to edit the site without creating an account, but if you're interested in doing more than just a few random edits, getting an account can be very useful. It's a [[Special:Userlogin|painless process]]. It allows other editors on the site to get to know you better (for example, seeing where your interests lie) and gives you access to additional features.
 
See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Why_create_an_account? Why create an account?] on Wikipedia for more about account creation.
 
==In Conclusion==
You now know the most important things that you need to know to contribute to the project. Do you feel like something is missing or not adequately explained? Leave a message on the [[UESPWiki talk:Getting Started|discussion page]] so that we can improve it. You should also introduce yourself to some of our active members in the project. Create a user page and/or user talk page, participate in active discussions on the [[UESPWiki:Community Portal|community portal]], or join our [[UESPWiki:IRCDiscord|IRCDiscord]] channelserver and {{forums}} and talk to everyone there.