On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 12:25 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
I am really
interested in the work that the wikimedia foundation provides
and would like to ask if there would be a possibility to volunteer and
out in any way.
Just sign up on a project of your choice and start editing articles!
All help is welcome. (You don't even need to sign up, you can do a lot
of things anonymously.) There is an "edit this page" link at the top
of every page, just click it and you can change anything, you don't
need special permission or anything (well, you do for a tiny minority
of pages, but don't worry about those).
You may find http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial
I'm speaking up here, because I directed the original poster to this list
via OTRS in the first place. I already gave him tips on Wikipedia
participation via OTRS and told him how to contact Cary in order to do
direct WMF volunteer work. I directed him here for information on
volunteering in the UK / with Wikimedia UK, especially since as far as I
know, Wikimedia UK does not yet have many volunteers in Scotland and
perhaps, a local point of contact could be useful in Scotland as well?