Wikitree home page - no "how to Join"?!

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I received a message from a non(Wikitree) member wanting to join a project I co-lead. I went looking for a link from wikitree's home page and was surprised not to find one. Where is it hiding? Seems like we should be promoting membership on the home page? Or is there a reason not to?
in WikiTree Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (779k points)

It's not here either:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:WikiTree_FAQ

nor is there a Join or Membership help page in the Help index. 

I finally found it under getting started which links to this:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Membership

They don't see the large GET STARTEDbutton?

Maybe Jillaine was logged in when she looked at the home page and didn't see a link.
I would recommend changing the button from GET STARTED to CREATE ACCOUNT. The page that comes up when the button is pressed is “Join the Community: Create Account”.
Maybe Jillaine was logged in when she looked at the home page and didn't see a link.

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That I understand, as, when I checked, I didn't see anything, either.  That is why I took another look using a different browser.  My ask was more about the other person who contacted Jillaine. 

Perhaps they didn't understand that "get started" means "why not create an account".  

If so, then perhaps this has merit :

I would recommend changing the button from GET STARTED to CREATE ACCOUNT. The page that comes up when the button is pressed is “Join the Community: Create Account”.
yes, I was logged in.  But how many of us need to find this for others?

Could we at least add a link to Help:Membership from the Help Index page?

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The large Get Started button on the main page is only visible if you are not logged in to WikiTree. I couldn't find it at first, then logged out and there it was. Have no idea why non-members could not see it, very plain.
by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (486k points)

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