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The following services and assistance can be requested on Wikipedia as described below. For other useful directories, see the navigation bar above and the help template at the bottom of the page.

Assistance with editing

  • Help desk - for asking questions about how to use or edit Wikipedia.
  • Teahouse - for new editors to become accustomed to and ask questions about editing.
  • Editor assistance - where editors will get comprehensive assistance about on going problems related to editing.

General knowledge questions

  • Reference desks - provides a central compilation of the boards as listed below where you can ask questions about any topic except Wikipedia itself. The editors there will try to answer your questions, or point you in the direction of the information you need.
    • Computing - to ask about computing, information technology, electronics, software and hardware.
    • Entertainment - to ask about sports, popular culture, movies, music, video games, and TV shows.
    • Humanities - to ask about history, politics, literature, religion, philosophy, law, finance, economics, art, and society.
    • Language - to ask about spelling, grammar, word etymology, language usage, and translations.
    • Mathematics - to ask about mathematics, geometry, probability, and statistics.
    • Science - to ask about biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, geology, engineering and technology.
    • (Miscellaneous) - to ask about anything that is not listed above.

Content related

  • Content creation
  • Media
  • Feedback
    • Feedback on articles - a page that explains how to request input on a specific article.
    • Peer reviews - a page that explains how to request comprehensive review of articles.
  • Other
    • Requested page moves - a page that explains how to request page renaming.
    • Bot assistance - a page that explains how to request assistance with automated bots.
    • Translations - a page that explains how to request translations of articles.
    • Page importation - a page that explains how to request information for sister projects.
    • Resource Requests - a page dedicated to organizing and sharing the vast resources available to Wikipedians, to aid in verification.
    • Feedback request service - a voluntary service to increase awareness of Requests for Comments (RFCs) and other discussions on Wikipedia.

User related

Dispute related

Disruptive editing

Technical and procedural

  • Village pump - main directory divided into boards by topic as seen below, to discuss the technical issues, policies, and operations of Wikipedia.
  • Lua requests - a page to request help from Lua developers in writing a Lua module.

Administration related

  • Adminship - a page that explains how to apply to become an administrator.
  • Nomination - a page that explains how to get help with the administrator application process.
  • Administrator attention - a listing of all the pages where administrators can be made aware of ongoing problems.
  • Administrator improvement review - a place where administrators may submit themselves to an informal review.
  • Active sanctions - a page lists the currently active sanctions imposed through the arbitration process.
  • CheckUser - a page that explains how to get help with users using multiple accounts.
  • Oversight - a page for urgent, enhanced deletion process for removing edits that breach privacy or defame somebody.
  • Page protection - a page for asking for article protection.
  • Undeletion - a page that describes the process for restoring pages or files that were uncontroversially deleted via proposed deletion.
  • User permissions - a page for requesting rollback, reviewer, file mover, account creator, confirmed, and autopatrolled rights.
  • Discussion closure - category that contains discussions which have had a request for close made using the {{Request close}} template.

Special services

In addition to the pages listed above alternative interactive help services are available as described below.