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Is there any limit to what I can do in my sandbox?

asked 2017-07-24 12:12:07 -0600

I was wondering - is there anything I can't do in my sandbox? What can I do?

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answered 2017-07-24 12:12:15 -0600

updated 2017-10-27 18:23:03 -0600

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.
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