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= '''Welcome to Pipedia!''' =
 
= '''Welcome to Pipedia!''' =
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The scope of '''Pipedia''' is continually expanding through its contributors. It has become an extensive repository of information on tobacco pipes and their makers. Knowledgeable enthusiasts, collectors, pipe makers, and tobacconists are welcome and encouraged to contribute to Pipedia. Please click the "discussion" tab above if you'd like to dialog with the contributors about the project. '''''Pipe smoking is allowed, encouraged, and facilitated on this site.'''''[[Image:Kent Rasmussen Pipe05.jpg|thumb|300px|Featured Pipe, [[Kent Rasmussen]], courtesy Lars Kiel]][[Image:JAlan.jpg‎|thumb|300px|Featured Pipe, [[J. Alan Pipes]], 2009 Best of Show]]
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The scope of '''Pipedia''' is continually expanding through its contributors. It has become an extensive repository of information on tobacco pipes and their makers. Knowledgeable enthusiasts, collectors, pipe makers, and tobacconists are welcome and encouraged to [[#Become a Contributer|contribute to Pipedia]]. '''''Pipe smoking is allowed, encouraged, and facilitated on this site.'''''[[Image:Kent Rasmussen Pipe05.jpg|thumb|300px|Featured Pipe, [[Kent Rasmussen]], courtesy Lars Kiel]][[Image:JAlan.jpg‎|thumb|300px|Featured Pipe, [[J. Alan Pipes]], 2009 Best of Show]]
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== '''Become a Contributor''' ==
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We've had to temporarily restrict account creation do to combat an aggressive spam campaign. However, we still need new contributors! If you have anything you'd like to edit, add, or upload, please don't hesitate to '''email [mailto:sethile.pipes@gmail.com Scott Thile] (sethile.pipes@gmail.com) and request an account'''. Please include at least the following:
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Desired username:<br>
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Email address:<br>
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Reason for account:
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If it looks good, your account will be created and a random password emailed to you.
    
== '''Basic Layout''' ==
 
== '''Basic Layout''' ==
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These and other main subsections are also linked in the navigation bar on the left. You will also find the '''''search function''''', an excellent way to find information on Pipedia, in the upper right corner.
 
These and other main subsections are also linked in the navigation bar on the left. You will also find the '''''search function''''', an excellent way to find information on Pipedia, in the upper right corner.
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== '''© Pipedia Copyright Notice''' ==
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== '''© Copyright Notice''' ==
 
Pipedia content is a mix of public domain and copyrighted materials used by permission. It is imperative that copyrighted material be used by permission only, and the use of that material be properly cited with the source indicated in the article. See
 
Pipedia content is a mix of public domain and copyrighted materials used by permission. It is imperative that copyrighted material be used by permission only, and the use of that material be properly cited with the source indicated in the article. See
 
[[Pipedia:Copyrights]] for additional information.
 
[[Pipedia:Copyrights]] for additional information.

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