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Handy pages for editors
Review of what you've learned
There are a few pages on Wikipedia that are really handy for editors to know about:
- Help:Contents is the entry point for Wikipedia's help pages. (Also linked in the left-hand sidebar, as "Help".)
- You can ask questions about using or editing Wikipedia at either the Help desk (shortcut WP:HD) or the Teahouse (shortcut WP:TH).
- The Community portal (shortcut WP:CP) has information about where you can help out, and projects you can join. (Also found in the left-hand sidebar.)
- The Village pump (shortcut WP:VP) is Wikipedia's central discussion forum, divided into five sub-forums: Policy, technical, proposals, idea lab and miscellaneous.
- The Signpost (shortcut WP:POST) is Wikipedia's weekly community-written newspaper – a good way to keep up with goings-on in the community.
If you have an account and are logged in, you'll also see some useful links in the top right of your screen:
- Your username takes you to your userpage, where you can add information about yourself.
- "Talk" is your user talk page, where people can leave messages for you.
- "Preferences" allows you to customize various settings of the wiki software, as well as change your password and email settings.
- "Watchlist" lets you see recent changes to pages you are watching. You can watch a page by clicking the star tab at the top right of it.
- "Contributions" has a list of all the edits you have made.
- "Log out" lets you log out of your account.