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Welcome to Sylheti Wikinews! This section will guide you through the initial steps to get started with contributing to Sylheti Wikinews. Whether you're a seasoned journalist or just passionate about sharing news in the Sylheti language, we're thrilled to have you as part of our community.
Creating a Wikinews Account
To begin contributing to Sylheti Wikinews, you'll need to create a Wikimedia Incubator account if you don't already have one. Here's how:
1. Visit Wikimedia Incubator: Go to the Wikimedia Incubator website (https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CreateAccount) using your web browser.
2. Click on "Create Account": Look for the "Create account" link at the top right corner of the page and click on it.
3. Fill in Details: You'll be prompted to fill in a username, password, and an email address. Make sure your username adheres to Wikimedia's username policy.
4. Verify Captcha: Complete any captcha or security check if prompted.
5. Submit: Click the "Create your account" button to finalize your registration.
6. Verify Email (Optional): While not mandatory, verifying your email address can help with account recovery and notifications.
Once you have your Wikimedia Incubator account, it's essential to become familiar with the Sylheti Wikinews project's layout and navigation:
1. Main Page: The main page is where you'll find featured news articles, community announcements, and links to various sections.
2. Navigation Menu: The navigation menu on the left-hand side provides quick access to important sections like "Recent Changes" (for tracking edits), "Current Events," and "Community Portal."
3. Search Bar: Use the search bar at the top of the page to find specific articles or topics you're interested in.
4. Tabs: Explore the tabs at the top of the page, including "Newsroom," "Recent Changes," and "Random Article" to discover content and contributors.
5. Prefixes: Wikinews (Wn) and Language code (syl) is used as prefixes to distinguish it from other language editions. Example: Wn/syl/page name.
Language Preferences and Settings
You can set your language preferences to best suit your needs:
1. Language Preferences: You can change your language preferences in your user settings. Select "Preferences" from the top-right corner and navigate to the "Appearance" tab. Here, you can choose Sylheti (ꠍꠤꠟꠐꠤ) as your language interface.
2. Sylheti Language: If you plan to write or edit articles in Sylheti, ensure that you have the Sylheti script installed on your device. This will enable you to contribute effectively in Sylheti.
Now that you've created an account and understand how to navigate the Sylheti Wikinews, you're ready to dive into writing news articles and contributing to our vibrant community. Before you begin, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the writing style and guidelines specific to Sylheti Wikinews, which we'll cover in the next section.
Happy editing, and thank you for being part of the journey!