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The sandbox area is a great place to practice editing and testing out the various templates and other editing tactics that you're not familiar with. If you mess up a template or make a faulty edit, then no harm no foul - it only happened in your sandbox! You can just keep trying things out until you get it right or leave it up so you can see what may have gone wrong. It's also a great place to see if a certain edit will make a page look right or not.

What you shouldn't put into your sandbox are things like live categories, which will make your sandbox visible to anyone searching in the category's list page. If you do want to add categories to your page for later, add them like this: [[:Category:Living people]]. Putting a colon in after the brackets will keep it from becoming visible. When you move the page live you can remove the colon and the categories will show up like normal.

What you can't put into your sandbox is content that is copyrighted, offensive, or libelous. Just as you cannot add this to the mainspace or anywhere else on Wikipedia, the same applies to your sandbox.

The sandbox area is a great place to practice editing and testing out the various templates and other editing tactics that you're not familiar with. If you mess up a template or make a faulty edit, then no harm no foul - it only happened in your sandbox! You can just keep trying things out until you get it right or leave it up so you can see what may have gone wrong. It's also a great place to see if a certain edit will make a page look right or not.

What should not go in your sandbox:

  • Copyrighted, offensive, or libelous material: Just as you shouldn't put into cannot add this to the mainspace or anywhere else on Wikipedia, the same applies to your sandbox.
  • Live categories: adding a live category to your sandbox are things like live categories, which will make your sandbox it visible to anyone searching in the category's list page. If you do want to add categories to your page for later, add them like this: [[:Category:Living people]]. Putting a colon in after the brackets will keep it from becoming visible. When you move the page live you can remove the colon and the categories will show up like normal.

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What you can't put into your sandbox is content that is copyrighted, offensive, or libelous. Just as you cannot add this to the mainspace or anywhere else on Wikipedia, the same applies to your sandbox.

The sandbox area is a great place to practice editing tactics that you're not familiar with. If you mess up a template or make a faulty edit, then no harm no foul - it only happened in your sandbox! It's also a great place to see if a certain edit will make a page look right or not.

What should not go in your sandbox:

  • Copyrighted, offensive, or libelous material: Just as you cannot add this to the mainspace or anywhere else on Wikipedia, the same applies to your sandbox.
  • Personal information: Everything in your sandbox and userspace is public!
  • Live categories: adding a live category to your sandbox will make it visible to anyone searching in the category's list page. If you do want to add categories to your page for later, add them like this: [[:Category:Living people]]. Putting a colon in after the brackets will keep it from becoming visible. When you move the page live you can remove the colon and the categories will show up like normal.

The sandbox area is a great place to practice editing tactics that you're not familiar with. If you mess up a template or make a faulty edit, then no harm no foul - it only happened in your sandbox! It's also a great place to see if a certain edit will make a page look right or not.

What should not go in your sandbox:

  • Copyrighted, offensive, or libelous material: Just as you cannot add this to the mainspace or anywhere else on Wikipedia, the same applies to your sandbox. Wikipedia has a "bot" that can detect copyright violations and tag them accordingly.
  • Personal information: Everything in your sandbox and userspace is public!
  • Live categories: adding a live category to your sandbox will make it visible to anyone searching in the category's list page. If you do want to add categories to your page for later, add them like this: [[:Category:Living people]]. Putting a colon in after the brackets will keep it from becoming visible. When you move the page live you can remove the colon and the categories will show up like normal.