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Move article from sandbox to publishing or wiki editing?

asked 2016-12-21 12:48:15 -0500

I'm done writing my article and I would like to get it published, under the drop down I found move, and I moved it to publish but I'm not seeing my work on Wiki search.

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answered 2017-05-04 07:25:12 -0500

updated 2017-07-19 17:12:01 -0500

Hi! I know that this is an older question, but it's still a very valid one!

Sometimes it takes Wikipedia's servers a little time to catch up to recent article creations and when you enter the article title in the search bar, you won't see your article's title in the little list of article titles that tend to appear when you start entering things into the search bar.

If you enter the title and press enter Wikipedia should still take you to the article itself or at least bring up a search selection that shows your article. If you don't see your article then there may have been some errors in the move process, such as selecting "Wikipedia" instead of "(article)" in the move page. It's also possible that you may have accidentally misspelled the title (it happens to all of us!). However it's also possible that the page was nominated for speedy deletion as soon as you moved it and was deleted, although if you just moved the page a few seconds ago and can't see the article it's unlikely that this is the case. Speedy deletion can happen fast, but not that fast.

Finally, when in doubt, talk to your content expert for the course, as we're always willing to help! You can see our name on the dashboard of your course page and the ways to contact us, either via e-mail or on Wikipedia.

You can read specific instructions for moving your article out of your sandbox here.

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