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<big>A multi-authored Encyclopedia on the history of life on Earth</big></center>
<big>A multi-authored Encyclopedia on the history of life on Earth</big></center>
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<span style="background:#FFE4B5"><center>'''== IMPORTANT NOTICE =='''</span>
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Due to a shift in focus to palaeos.com we intend to make this site read-only as of noon GMT on 12th November 2014. If you object to this please post on our [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Palaeos/178330368997871 Facebook] page, or email 'verloren' at Google's email service.</center>
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<big><big>'''Welcome to Palaeos.org!'''</big></big>
<big><big>'''Welcome to Palaeos.org!'''</big></big>
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We're just getting settled in at the moment, so for now please go to [http://www.palaeos.com Palaeos.com] for content, or if you want, sign up and help build what is hoped will be the web's most comprehensive project on the history and [[evolution]] of [[life]] through [[time]], and for that matter of the Earth as a whole.
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We're building what we hope will be the web's most comprehensive project on the history and [[evolution]] of [[life]] through [[time]], and for that matter of the Earth as a whole. We'd love it if you'd sign up and join us!  Palaeos.org is an attempt to build upon the outstanding work done at [http://www.palaeos.com Palaeos.com] by sharing the load - if you can't find what you're looking for here, please check out Palaeos.com to see if it's there (and if it is, why not transfer it to the wiki!)
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We're a bunch of diverse Palaeo enthusiasts who have decided to work together to create a huge encyclopaedia of the history of Life on Earth.  And because a project like this is so ambitious, new contributors and contributions are most welcome!
We're a bunch of diverse Palaeo enthusiasts who have decided to work together to create a huge encyclopaedia of the history of Life on Earth.  And because a project like this is so ambitious, new contributors and contributions are most welcome!
   
   
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Current contributors include (in alphabetical order): ATW (Toby White of Palaeos com), [[User:Bill|Bill]], CKT ([[User:Christopher|Christopher Taylor]] - phylogeny, various clades), MAK ([[User:M alan kazlev|M. Alan Kazlev]] - obsessive encyclopaedist), MM (Matthew Meischke), Paul Harris (Admin), Stanton ([[User:Stanton|Stanton F. Fink]] - artist), [[User:RogerPerkins|Roger Perkins]] and [[User:Rursus|User:Rursus]].
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Current contributors include (in alphabetical order): Andreas ([[User:Andreas|Andreas Johansson]]); ATW (Toby White of Palaeos com), [[User:Bill|Bill]], CKT ([[User:Christopher|Christopher Taylor]] - phylogeny, various clades),[[User:Fang 23|Fang 23]], JHM ([[User:John M|John McDonnell]] - cephalopod evolution and phylogeny), MAK ([[User:M alan kazlev|M. Alan Kazlev]] - obsessive encyclopaedist), MM (Matthew Meischke), Paul Harris (Admin), [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]], Stanton ([[User:Stanton|Stanton F. Fink]] - artist), [[User:RogerPerkins|Roger Perkins]] and [[User:Rursus|Rursus]].
(Please add your name or initials and if you want a short description to the above list if you have contributed material.  Also please sign your initials and the date (year-month-day) at the bottom of any new pages you have started, and any page where you have made major edits.  This allows people to be acknowledged for their work.)
(Please add your name or initials and if you want a short description to the above list if you have contributed material.  Also please sign your initials and the date (year-month-day) at the bottom of any new pages you have started, and any page where you have made major edits.  This allows people to be acknowledged for their work.)
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===Contributing===
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As a [[wiki]], Palaeos org is able to be edited by anyone, and we encourage anyone who wishes to to get involved. This site will only be as good as people are willing to make it. The only request is that it was agreed that a policy of non-anonymity would be preferred, so if you do want to edit, you'll need to create an account and put your name to anything you do.
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anyone, and we encourage anyone who wishes to to get involved. This site will only be as good as people are willing to make it. The only request is that it was agreed that a policy of non-anonymity would be preferred, so if you do want to edit, please create an account and put your name to anything you do.
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You don't necessarily have to know specialised topics in science to contribute, although if you do that is great too!  See [[Palaeos:About#Contributing to Palaeos Wiki|Contributing to Palaeos Wiki]] for some ways you can participate.  Or just enjoy browsing through the growing number of pages already set up.
You don't necessarily have to know specialised topics in science to contribute, although if you do that is great too!  See [[Palaeos:About#Contributing to Palaeos Wiki|Contributing to Palaeos Wiki]] for some ways you can participate.  Or just enjoy browsing through the growing number of pages already set up.
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==Feedback==
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Do you like the way Palaeos org is going?  Or did you prefer the old Palaeos com?  Are there any things you would like to see in this wiki?  Or any thing you ''don't'' want to see?  Give your thoughts on the talk pages, or write to me at '''alankazlev (at) ihug (dot) com (dot) au'''.  
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Do you like the way Palaeos org is going?  Or did you prefer the old Palaeos com?  Are there any things you would like to see in this wiki?  Or any thing you ''don't'' want to see?  Give your thoughts on the talk pages, or write to me at '''akazlev (at) bigpond (dot) com'''.  
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'''credits:''' most recent update PICH100401

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