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This page describes one of Memory Beta's policies and guidelines
Please read through the policy below to familiarize yourself with our common practices and rules. If you have any questions, suggestions, or complaints, please post them on the talk page.

Memory Beta, like any wiki, relies not just on its dedicated members to expand its content base, but also on new members who are thinking about joining the project. Newcomers are the community's most valuable "resource," because they help us to expand and spread the work around.

Therefore, it's important that we kindly welcome new members to our community. Newcomers are, by definition, generally unfamiliar with the policies and customs that the rest of us mostly take for granted. Once they're acclimated to our practices, they'll probably become productive members and a part of our community.

Here are a few general tips that can help welcome new members:

  • Remember their value. New members are potential assets to our community. Consider them an opportunity rather than a nuisance.
  • Politely point out mistakes. Make sure you look like you're providing helpful hints rather than aggressively criticizing their work. Hostility will drive newcomers away!
  • Always give the benefit of the doubt. Assume that a newcomer is interested in helping out, and is simply unfamiliar with our guidelines rather than flaunting the rules. Give them a chance to learn — not everyone has the patience to RTFM ahead of time!
  • Remember, everyone was a newcomer once!

Standard User Greeting[]

The following is a possible greeting that you might use to welcome new members. It's not required, and in fact improvisation is encouraged, so go ahead and write your own, if you feel like it.

For Registered Users[]

We've noticed that you've made a contribution to our database—thank you! We all hope that you'll enjoy the activities of our community after reading this brief introduction.

If you'd like to learn more about working with the nuts and bolts of Memory Beta, here are a few links that you might want to check out:

  • Manual of Style: Please be sure to read this before contributing, so you know how to accurately cite your sources, and search the site to make sure the article you want to make doesn't already exist.
  • Policies and Guidelines: For a list of the policies and guidelines that we adhere to on Memory Beta.
  • Wanted pages: For a list of pages we want most, although any contributions you make are greatly appreciated!

One other suggestion: If you're going to make comments on talk pages or make other sorts of comments, please be sure to sign them with four tildes (~~~~) to paste in your user name and the date/time of the comment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in a member's talk page or the community portal. Thanks, and once again, welcome to Memory Beta!


For Unregistered Users[]

We've noticed that you've made a contribution to our database—thank you! We all hope that you'll enjoy the activities of our community after reading this brief introduction.

Registering an account is fast, free, and easy! Existing Memory Alpha or Wikia members already have an account; just log in with your normal user name and password.

If you'd like to learn more about working with the nuts and bolts of Memory Beta, here are a few links that you might want to check out:

  • Manual of Style: Please be sure to read this before contributing, so you know how to accurately cite your sources, and search the site to make sure the article you want to make doesn't already exist.
  • Policies and Guidelines: For a list of the policies and guidelines that we adhere to on Memory Beta.
  • Wanted pages: For a list of pages we want most, although any contributions you make are greatly appreciated!

One other suggestion: If you're going to make comments on talk pages or make other sorts of comments, please be sure to sign them with four tildes (~~~~) to paste in your user name and the date/time of the comment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in a member's talk page or the community portal. Thanks, and once again, welcome to Memory Beta!

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