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Editor Assistance is intended as an informal method of requesting one-to-one advice, feedback, and counseling from another editor who may be more experienced about Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, and how they may apply to the issue or situation that you are experiencing. This process can also help in resolving disputes.
You may want to read the list of frequently asked questions before making a request; in some cases, you may find the answer you're looking for by reading that.


View open requests and/or make a new request here

What to expect from assistance[edit]

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  • Help in learning how to work with the community's standards, norms, and policies to achieve consensus, and how to correctly and non-disruptively make use of policy and process.
  • Help to understand what is and is not appropriate behavior, and how to deal civilly and rationally with other editors—including those with whom you may disagree. However, do not expect an assistant to automatically "take your side" in a dispute.
  • The role of an editorial assistant is to provide advice.
  • Note: If you're being disruptive or unreasonable, the assistant may let you know this. You are not required to do anything the assistant says, but advice from the assistant, as from any experienced editor, should be carefully considered. While honest mistakes are acceptable and sometimes expected, that doesn't mean abusive behavior will be overlooked. Be aware: If you cause disruption after being advised not to, you may be refused further assistance.

Posting a request for assistance[edit]

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Contacting another editor directly[edit]

Getting help[edit]

If you're here to look for a specific person to ask for help, please make a request to only one person from the list below by posting on their talk page. If you get no response in a day or two, you can try another person. Please remember that some editors may be inactive (temporarily or indefinitely) or may be otherwise indisposed and unable to respond. If you would rather make a general request from anyone who is available, please post it here instead.

Editors willing to assist

If you are a user who is prepared to be contacted directly, you can list your name here along with a short description of what help you can provide. If you prefer to help with the requests that are posted directly here, adding your name to the list is not required. Please read the advice for assistants. If you are no longer active here, please remove yourself from the list.

Editors willing to provide assistance[edit]

  1. Willing to help with those that might be confused on policies and practices, are having issues with expressing their opinions clearly, or may need dispute resolution but need some help on how to go about it. Contact on my talk page is preferred, wiki e-mail is also an option. Currently accepting new requests. Seraphimblade Talk to me 12:02, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. Also happy to help in any way I can. Especially the Wikipedia:Five Pillars, and how they (and the associated sub-pages) directly impact an editor. (See also my user page and userbox page for my interests and such.) I also prefer being contacted on my talk page. Incidentally, I like how this "system" is currently laid out. - jc37 13:10, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
  3. If you have questions on how to respond to a deletion notification or how to go about finding sources for an article, or evaluating sources other people have found, I'd be glad to help.DGG 22:53, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
  4. I'm specialized in article writing. EA seems to be good place for me to help out. Deryck C. 12:52, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
  5. Sure, I'll sign up.--Wizardman 17:33, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
  6. I'm happy to help out on edit disputes. When editors clash there is usually a resolution that benefits and strengthens the article. Take away the bad emotion and replace with good faith and an edit dispute becomes a constructive peer review. SilkTork 20:32, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
  7. Would like to help. Maybe when I've done with all the vandals on my watchlist. bibliomaniac15 23:57, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
  8. Certainly willing to be an extra pair of eyes as needed.--SarekOfVulcan 01:07, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
  9. There are a lot of ins and outs to Wikipedia. I've been around the block a few times and am glad to assist wherever I can. Don't hesitate to drop by my talk page with any questions or requests.--Fuhghettaboutit 05:13, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
  10. I can help with just about anything except copyright policies (I know very little about that subject!). Please leave a message on my talk page and I'll get back to you ASAP. Pinkadelica (talk) 20:05, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
  11. I'm open to offer my assistance in any way that I can, editorial or policy-wise. I participate regularly in WP:AFD, WP:CSD, WP:UAA and WP:AIV. Feel free to drop me a message on my talk page.Wisdom89 (T / C) 01:49, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
  12. Behavioral and content disputes. Active at the Mediation Cabal, too. Xavexgoem (talk) 12:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  13. AGK (talk · message · contribs · count · logs · email). Administrator experienced with complex disputes and the resolution of both low- and high-level editorial disagreements. Willing to examine complaints of poor editor conduct. Also experienced in arbitration and mediation committee matters. Contactable at user talk:AGK, or (for private matters that are not suitable for discussion on-Wiki) using the details listed here. Anthøny 15:53, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
  14. Can help with understanding policy, dispute resolution, and also templates, wikimarkup and mathmarkup if it's not too deeply complicated. SpinningSpark 10:56, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
  15. Policy discussions; WP:NPOV, WP:N, WP:RS and WP:V; WP:3O. However I'm not especially good with template markup. :) PeterSymonds (talk) 10:53, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
  16. I'm willing to help where I can. Master&Expert (Talk) 06:40, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
  17. I consider myself knowledgable in diverse areas of Wikipedia and am happy to assist with whatever I can, or at least point you to the correct venue. -- œ 21:06, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
  18. If you're a new editor that has a million quick little questions, send a message my way. Cheers, MahangaTalk 18:25, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
  19. I am willing to do my best to help with anything, or I will try to suggest another source of information if I can't help you myself. I am least likely to be available at weekends. JamesBWatson (talk) 15:20, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
  20. My specialities are geography (settlements), schools, biographies, style, referencing, policy. and some dispute resolution. I'll also consider any reasonable requests to userfy or provide copies of deleted articles. Can also be contacted by email--Kudpung (talk) 09:42, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
  21. Can help with Wikipedia's technical aspects, including tools, as well as image policy and basic article structure. Robert Skyhawk (talk) 23:50, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
  22. I can help with tool setup, dealing with vandals, infoboxes, copyediting/wikification, and any general question involving wikipedia's policies. I can also provide third opinions wherever necessary. Reaper Eternal (talk) 01:41, 4 December 2010 (UTC)
  23. I work a lot in Articles for Deletion (AfD), and I'm willing to help with understanding Wikipedia deletion policy, strategies for arguing your case at AfD, and ways to create deletion-resistant articles. - DustFormsWords (talk) 23:09, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
  24. Happy to help out with nearly anything, and I've a fair amount of experience in a lot of areas except really technical stuff with complicated template syntax. Very willing to indicate when I don't know the answer but will try to find it out. WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 22:46, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
  25. I will advise on the issues of vandalism, and assist users in Wikipedia policies. I will also help any user know the ropes. Wikipedian2 (talk) 15:04, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
  26. I'm willing to assist. With anything. I do not pay house calls. User:Goswamir14 talk- www.rohangoswami.webs.com 19:42, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
  27. Happy to help in any way... If I don't know, I'll try to find out. Andrewa (talk) 04:20, 12 June 2011 (UTC)
  28. I am probably not your guy for policy and so on - what I am willing to do, however, is make difficult edits on your behalf (so long as they're within policy). Feel free to email me - normal confidentiality is a given (although I won't go to prison for you) Egg Centric 22:53, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
  29. Kudu ~I/O~ 23:19, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
  30. Can help with wiki policies, referencing, dispute resolution, and also bringing the article to a higher status: I'll work together with the editor in order to build a DYK or Good Article.Divide et Impera (talk) 18:15, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
  31. Sure, happy to help with everything that I know. Steven Zhang The clock is ticking.... 22:08, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
  32. Happy to help, especially with policy, dispute resolution and sourcing issues. Yunshui  08:33, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
  33. Able to give assistance. My background is science esp anatomy, physiology, medicine, pharmacology, some genetics, basic statistics, writing scientific papers. My interests are eclectic though so just ask. Thanks.Jobberone (talk) 03:24, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
  34. I'll help to the best of my ability.--SKATER Is Back 15:40, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  35. Happy to help as best i can. benzband (talk) 13:22, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Editors willing to provide assistance who have recently not been editing regularly, so that there may be some delay in responding[edit]

  1. I'm willing to help editors who are having problems, and have done so a bit in the past. Post on my talkpage or email me if you think I can help you out. Grace Note 07:50, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. I'd love to help. If I don't know the answer to a question, then I know where to ask. Abeg92contribs 17:02, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
  3. Am always willing to help! Just ask away on my talk page if you wish, though might want to check out my recent contributions first. I go through phases of wikipedia editing, so if it has been a while since my last edit... I might be a while in getting back. Mathmo Talk 15:48, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
  4. Always available to help, of course! Snowolf (talk) CON COI - 17:10, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
  5. I'm willing to consult on most anything but I'm fairly good with policy and guidelines. If I don't know the answer, I'll help find the answer. If a second opinion is needed on something, I'm willing to look at a situation with fresh eyes and give an opinion without favouritism and relying on policy and guidelines. Sometimes that can be very useful. Pigmanwhat?/trail 00:19, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
  6. Happy to help with content, prose, formatting, sources, or just checking an article over with a second pair of eyes. I'm also active in Did You Know, so let me know if you need help getting an article up to standard. I'll be more than happy! Olaf Davis | Talk 08:25, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  7. I'll help out - I needed help when I was new, and I'e done quite a bit of work on the help desk. Dendodge TalkContribs 20:11, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
  8. I am willing to assist. Policy, vandalism... just ask!--Unionhawk Talk 19:34, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
  9. I will help with anything, but I have particular experience in deletions, copyrights, and ensuring articles are verifiable.--Doug.(talk contribs) 15:42, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
  10. Can help with technical details (formatting, tricky template stuff), and policy details (mostly image details, fair-use issues, licence tagging - I'm not a (US) lawyer, but I think I have some clue about this). I also have wide experience on deletions; If you feel the article should be kept because the subject is widely known, I can suggest what should be added to satisfy notability - I can't promise the article will be kept and I won't argue on its behalf either just because you ask, but I can explain what it should have to avoid deletion. Feel free to leave a message to my talk page or (not as much recommended) via email. --wwwwolf (barks/growls) 08:33, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
  11. I'll be happy to help anyone who asks me any question. GreaterWikiholic 20:17, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
  12. Just ask Dagomar 03:04, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  13. I've been providing assistance like this for years, but might as well put my name here. Andre (talk) 03:44, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  14. Willing and able to help with any questions, and help you find the answers to anything that I do not know myself. Hiberniantears 20:22, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
  15. I'll be happy to help however I can. :) GlassCobra 21:44, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
  16. I'll help out here. NF24(radio me!Editor review) 17:00, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
  17. Blaxthos - I can be of assistance to those who need help finding reliable sources. I spend the majority of my time dealing with controversial topics that can prove difficult to find a clear consensus. I also do a fair amount of work with deletion issues. I have a formal education in criminal law. If you think any of this could be helpful, please visit my talk page. /Blaxthos ( t / c ) 22:19, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
  18. Am able to assist with various issues, concerning Wikipedia policies and such. Just ask away, I should know or be able to find an answer to an inquiry. Note, you may receive a reply from User:NanohaA'sYuri, this is an alternate account that I use for editing at unsecure locations Vivio TestarossaTalk Who 18:23, 3 July 2008 (UTC)