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Shouldn't Wikipedia:Basic_navigation#Sidebar_.28left.29 the Help point to something like Wikpedia:Help? User:AlMac|(talk) 19:11, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

Eh, this doesn't exist. Alex43223 Talk | Contribs | E-mail | C 11:34, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

addition to help[edit]

How does a contributor add a new topic page?

I cant find the info. It should be easier to locate. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:56, 29 April 2007 (UTC).

People have to set up an account to start an article. You search for the article, and there's a red link in the message where it says that the article couldn't be found. If you're not logged in there's no red link to click, which can be confusing if you've forgotten. ;)

'What links here' option - alphabetical order[edit]

Is it possible to get this option in alphabetical order? (is this the right page to ask this, actually? Wiki-uk 15:03, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Definitely not the right page. Start at the main page, Community Portal. Wnt (talk) 22:46, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

description of Main page link[edit]

Wouldn't it be clearer to say "the English Wikipedia home page" rather than just "the Wikipedia home page", since serves as the main page for the Wikipedias overall? Libcub (talk) 00:48, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Decided to be bold: made the change. Libcub (talk) 19:31, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Permanent link[edit]

Could somebody who understands what this can do please write something about it in the 'sidebar (left)' section? It seems to me that this tool adds the diff toolbar to the top of the page. I'm not sure what is 'permanent' about it. The reason I ask is that it would help in the localisation project if I understood what I am translating! Lloffiwr (talk) 11:26, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

The reason it's called a permanent link is that the link to the diff always yields the same version of the article. If you just link to the article, then that changes day to day - information could be taken out or vandalized, for example. While Wikipedia may never be a good citation for a term paper or the like, you don't have a citation at all if you don't use a link to a diff or a historical version of the page. Wnt (talk) 22:49, 1 June 2010 (UTC)


This article defintely needs to be updated,as the pictures areonly useful forthe old layout. Ghost9420 (talk) 20:50, 26 May 2010 (UTC)