|This article is written in British English (colour, realise, travelled, aeroplane), and some terms used in it are different or absent from other varieties of English. According to the relevant style guide, this should not be changed without broad consensus.|
|This page is not a sandbox and should not be used for test editing. To experiment, please use Wikipedia:Sandbox.|
--> yer exactly - how do you catogorise sandpitts? --Infinitive definition 12:50, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
--> I think that in the first paragraph, the line "Homeowners with pets should be concerned that the sandpit does not become a litterbox." should be eliminated. According to the official policy of Wikipedia, Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not,
"Wikipedia articles should not include instructions, advice (legal, medical, or otherwise) or suggestions"
Therefore, as of July 26, 2007, I am deleting "Homeowners with pets should be concerned that the sandpit does not become a litterbox." from the Sandpit article.
--LivingforHim 19:40, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
- I can agree with following such rules, but in the interest of not just deleting valuable points, perhaps such so-called "advice" can be rephrased in a more informative way, e.g. something like: "Homeowners and property managers often take precautions against neighborhood pets, or their own pets, from using the sandbox as a litterbox, as such usage can create a sanitation hazard for the children who play in the sandbox." Try to cite any such claims if you can (e.g. http://schoolnet.gov.mt/healthandsafety/Newsletters/06-01.pdf , http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf710924.tip.html , http://cats.about.com/od/faqsonlitterboxmatters/f/sandbox.htm , etc.) - Blueguy 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:11, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
- Hrmm, I was unaware of that existing re-direct. I'll take a look at what can be done about that, thanks for the head's up! Ariel♥Gold 09:53, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
Probably need to protect this page.
"Sandpit" or "Sandbox"?
So, which term is most used? As you might know, the title of a Wikipedia article should use the most commonly used name. Judging from a Google comparison , the term "sandbox" seems more often used in computing, while "sandpit" seems more commonly used to refer to the real thing. It looks like the current situation is the correct one, but I could be wrong of course. Cheers, Face 10:31, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
- I've never heard the term "sandpit" before, so while it may be used, it's certainly not as popular as "sandbox", especially in the USA. (The only time I've heard "pit" used to refer to a sandbox is in the case of a "long jump pit", which has a very different purpose than a playground sandbox.) It seems like naming this article "sandpit" instead of "sandbox" is to artificially inflate the usage of "sandpit" just so you can make a distinction between the original and more recent metaphorical uses. Consider the Google search build sandbox vs. build sandpit, (using "build" so as to eliminate some of the metaphorical results): Not only does the first search have many more results, but the the results take you to well known sites which have chosen to use the word "sandbox" over the less common "sandpit". The first 9 results I got (bobvila.com, lowes.com, wikihow.com, thisoldhouse.com, about.com, doityourself.com, ehow.com, diynetwork.com, wisegeek.com) are all sites I've visited before, unlike the random assortment of sites I got with [build sandpit]. - Blueguy 184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:36, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
- Sandpit is British, Sandbox is American. Wikipedia does not preference English variations on neutral subjects such as this. The most common term is not relevant for this kind of thing. A Brit probably created the article, so the article will remain in standard English. "Thems the rules" as you might say. McLerristarr (Mclay1) (talk) 03:41, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
- Also, calling the article "Sandpit" helps differentiate between it and WP:Sandbox. McLerristarr (Mclay1) (talk) 03:45, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
In Canada, a sandbox is a man made container usually filled with sand or water (which is sometimes called a water station), most kindergarden classrooms have them. A sandpit is a hole dug into the ground and filled with sand, very common in playscapes (natural playgrounds). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:53, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Please put a lock on this page
- Sorry you got warnings for an honest mistake. We already have a notice at the top of the article, and a bit "Attention New Users" notice at the top of the page you see when you edit it, but I can see how it's possible to miss those. I'm hesitant to request that this article be semi-protected, and I don't think an admin would be likely to grant the request anyway, as that would hinder future users who wanted to edit it constructively. I will, however, add an additional note to the editing box itself.
- Don't worry about it too much, by the way. No real harm was done. The article was quickly reverted, and while you received warnings, you weren't blocked so you can keep editing so long as it's done constructively. I hope you decide to stick around! Visit WP:WELCOME for some helpful advice and information for new users. --Icarus (Hi!) 19:23, 18 December 2008 (UTC)