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I want to help out![edit]

  • Sign up below to express your interest!
  • Send an email to James Alexander and Philippe Beaudette confirming your account. You'll get a confirmation-and-welcome email and a note in 24 hours.
  • Even if you aren't sure about signing up yet, get involved on the talk page and help us get set up.
    • What was your experience when you started? Did any other editors help you out? What do you think would have helped you back then?
    • What are your thoughts for this project? What resources do you think would be helpful for you and other guides?
    • Can you think of others who would be good guides? Reach out to them and get them involved — or let us know so we can!

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  1. Jalexander--WMF (email received)
  2. I'll hop aboard. Blurpeace 07:31, 3 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  3. Email sent! Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 12:18, 4 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  4. Am interested. (ETA but don't know if I have enough experience to be a guide - can you let me know what you think Jalexander?)--Physics is all gnomes (talk) 14:19, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
    If you're interested and want to I think you're more then welcome. There is definitely something to be said about the knowledge that comes from being 'inexperienced' (and knowing first hand, and more recently, what new users are going for) can be just as important as the experience that comes from being around for a while and knowing where everything is. If you have questions as you try and help someone I know you'll be able to find help from everyone else here (and off the project). Jalexander--WMF 22:05, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
    Thanks for your kind words Jalexander. Due to real life reasons I'm not sure how much I'll be around for the next few months. I think regretfully I'd better not be a guide: I don't want to start something if I can't commit to finishing it. I'll definitely be watching the project with interest, and hopefully can help out in some other ways.--Physics is all gnomes (talk) 16:03, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
  5. PeterSymonds (talk) 20:18, 4 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  6. Definitely. --Danger (talk) 05:34, 7 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  7. I'd love to be a guide.--Danaman5 (talk) 04:43, 10 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  8. A friendly note from a real person can make all the difference to a new contributor, happy to lend a hand. (talk) 22:45, 10 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  9. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WikiProject Japan! 00:24, 11 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  10. Tom Morris (email received)
  11. I'd like to be a guide, and I'm interested in this especially as a potential factor in increasing participation by other women. A personal email made the difference in my participation in an open source project. Dreamyshade (talk) 03:17, 11 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  12. Mono (talk) 03:44, 11 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  13. Ariconte (talk) 05:08, 11 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  14. Dynamicyadav (talk) 13:10, 11 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  15. Do we get a badge? Totnesmartin (talk) 15:30, 11 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
    Do you want one? :) I've never been against userboxes/badges whatever. If we want one, someone should make it :) Jalexander--WMF 23:51, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
  16. Sounds fun. — Parent5446 (msg email) 22:48, 11 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  17. I won't have any time for life, but it's not like I actually have a life anyway :P /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 03:35, 12 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  18. Might be the blind leading the blind, but would love to help out. The Interior (Talk) 03:42, 12 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  19. Always happy to help. -- œ 12:20, 12 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  20. Will help, since I'm from Germany, I can also help if there is somebody willing to learn English :p mabdul 14:13, 12 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  21. I love this! User:Prashantserai (talk) (email received)
  22. I'd be extremely happy to help new editors. --Essam Sharaf 18:12, 12 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  23. Nikarvidsson (talk) 21:38, 12 February 2011 (UTC) i can help, if help is needed?
  24. Sounds interesting, I'll give it a shot. demize (t · c) 21:59, 12 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  25. Great idea, I'm in. Katherine (talk) 13:08, 13 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  26. Sure, why not! TheMikeWassup doc? 15:56, 13 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  27. Chaosdruid (talk) 21:52, 15 February 2011 (UTC) It is already something many of us already do, although often only once problems have arisen through new editors not understanding the issues of copyright, refs and WP:UNDUE. Hopefully this will stop some of that and make Wikiworld a more pleasant experience for new editors. (email received)
  28. --v/r - TP 02:03, 16 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  29. - Why not? I would like to help newbies joing the WP community. ► Wireless Keyboard ◄ 02:10, 17 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  30. This is looking like a good complement to the Online Ambassador role; I'm hoping the programs can work together to help build more of a newbie-friendly culture on Wikipedia. --ragesoss (talk) 02:54, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
  31. Sounds interesting, maybe I'll even lean some along the way!Sumsum2010·T·C·Review me! 01:29, 18 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  32. I'm relatively new as a registered editor here, but I've been editing and using Wikia for years and am an experienced editor...COUNT ME IN!WIERDGREENMAN (talk) 03:09, 18 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  33. I'd love to help out any way I can. -- Fyrefly (talk) 22:20, 18 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  34. I would LOVE to help :) Peter.C • talk 16:07, 19 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  35. I would be happy to participate- this seems like a great idea to me.--E♴ (talk) 16:09, 19 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  36. I would like to help out, sign me up -Nem1yan (talk) 15:18, 21 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  37. 4-6 hours might be overoptimistic, but I'll give it a go. Email about to be sent WormTT 16:08, 21 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
    I think my statement of 4-6 hours may actually end up being more then necessary for most weeks but I think there will be a lot of flexibility for people if they have issues. Jalexander--WMF 01:39, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
    Responded by email but I thought it would be good for others to see too. I think we're going to start off random mostly just because the individual targeting will become more time then it's worth but that it's a very good (and I think important) thing for people to reach out for those involved in a topic if the user(s) they're working with need more help there. A lot of questions can be answered by almost all of us but if someone is getting deep into a topic (especially if excited about it) it's always nice to hook them up with a friendly person also involved in the topic. Jalexander--WMF 01:39, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
  38. Would love to help wherever I can. --Diego Grez (talk) 01:38, 23 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  39. I'll try my best. Promise.Ankit Maity 16:49, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
  40. New editors are the life blood of WP. How they are treated early on in their WP career is very importrant. I will commit to welcoming them into the WP Community. Buster Seven Talk 19:18, 24 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  41. Sure, I think people should feel good about being here and happy to belong. --Nconwaymicelli (talk) 11:22, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
  42. Sounds fun. I'd love to help. Braincricket (talk) 01:24, 26 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  43. Confirming my interest in signing up. Lionratz (talk) 03:52, 26 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  44. Sounds good, I'd love to help. BurtAlert (talk) 02:02, 27 February 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  45. I pledge to take part in this duty. Sierkejd (talk) 2455620.19 (Julian Date), 16:37, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
  46. What Sage said :) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 23:01, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
  47. Seems like a lot of fun. jonkerz 23:33, 1 March 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  48. I'm always happy to help new users. J04n(talk page) 16:32, 6 March 2011 (UTC)(email received)
  49. I'd love to help new users. —Ancient ApparitionChampagne? • 11:29am • 00:29, 8 March 2011 (UTC) (email received)
  50. Happy to give this a go. --Bermicourt (talk) 21:31, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
  51. I'd like to give this a shot. MER-C 04:11, 13 March 2011 (UTC) email received
  52. Can I help as an IP? 70.151.3.1 (talk) 09:27, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
    Is your IP stable? Or does it change? I don't see much of a reason why not... why don't you email me, and let's talk it through. Wikiguides@wikimedia.org. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Philippe (WMF) (talkcontribs)
  53. Targeting new users to experienced editors by subject field makes good sense and I hope there is a shift in that direction ASAP. Carrite (talk) 07:03, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
  54. Acather96 (talk) 16:48, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
  55.  Chzz  ►  15:07, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
    I'll help! — Oli OR Pyfan! 10:17, 23 March 2011 (UTC) Scratch that, I don't have time at the moment. Will add myself again if this changes. — Oli OR Pyfan! 14:35, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
  56. MarkDask 10:43, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
  57. I'm willing to help out! Strikerforce (talk) 20:30, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
  58. Always happy to help new users! Otelemuyen (talk) 22:02, 31 March 2011 (UTC) email received
  59. It's my pleasure to support WikipediaAdvertAdam (talk) 04:32, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
  60. SenatorSteve serving the Internet and the Whole Wide World Web! --SenatorSteve (talk) 21:21, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
  61. I'm always willing to help new users. Reaper Eternal (talk) 01:44, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
  62. AshLin (talk). Anyone. New users who are female editors, South Asian editors, Tree of Life or Military History editors will fit in nicely with certain initiatives I'm involved with. AshLin (talk) 02:05, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
  63. NorthernCounties (talk). More than willing to help if needed. Area of expertise would be trying to ensure NPOV in N.Ireland & ROI related topics. --NorthernCounties (talk) 14:48, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
  64. Sounds like a good thing to me. Mr. Stradivarius (drop me a line) 12:50, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
  65. Interesting Cheers! Feedintm (talk) 14:57, 24 April 2011 (UTC)
  66. I would like to get involved! --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions)   Changing the world one edit at a time! 23:39, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
  67. Vibhijain (talk) 15:12, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
  68. Day000Walker (talk)--I am very much interested. Day000Walker (talk) 05:39, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
  69. Kudu ~I/O~ 00:03, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
  70. I'd be happy to help as I know how much help helps.--Kondicherry (talk) 08:14, 3 February 2012 (UTC)