Guidelines, help & resources
Wikipedia has many help pages, policies, and departments. Here are some of the most general. For a comprehensive list of Wikipedia's departments, see the Wikipedia department directory.
Policies and guidelines
Wikipedia has many established policies, guidelines, conventions, and traditions. This is a very brief sampling of some of the most important; for more information, see the main policies and guidelines page. Policies and guidelines apply to both articles and how to work with fellow editors. For easy access, the shortcuts to the pages are also listed.
Working with others
New user information
Ways to communicate
Contact (overview) · Discussion pages · Mailing lists · IRC chat · Meetups · User pages · Requests for comment · Public watchlists · Regional notice boards · Administrators' noticeboard · Requests for article feedback · Local Embassy
Community support groups and programs
Featured content · Good articles · Requests for feedback · Deleting a page (full policy) · Moving a page (naming policies) · Protecting a page (full policy) · Reverting a page · Administrator nominations (summaries) · Category-based access
How to resolve conflicts
Tip of the day
With its own link at the top of every page, your user page is as accessible as Wikipedia's Main Page. Because of this, it is your customizable Wikipedia navigation hub. Just place your favorite Wikipedia and external reference links on your user page, and you can access them instantly anytime you want from anywhere on Wikipedia.
For more ideas on how to customize your user page, see Wikipedia's User Page Design Center. There's also a help department there too.