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Five questions[edit]

1. At Wikipedia talk:Sandbox, the template's clear page link clears Wikipedia:Sandbox, instead of the actual sandbox. Please create a template for Wikipedia talk:Sandbox. 71.146.20.62 (talk) 03:16, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

It clears the right page, but I've fixed the wording. Graham87 16:32, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
Uhh, no. Go to Wikipedia talk:Sandbox and try it. 71.146.20.62 (talk) 18:01, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, I thought you meant the editnotice. I've fixed {{Sandbox heading}} so it goes to the right place when it's placed on Wikipedia talk:Sandbox. Graham87 02:23, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks and sorry (for the misunderstanding). 71.146.20.62 (talk) 15:02, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
2. Also, think about changing the wording on the beginning of the template to “Welcome to the Sandbox ...” rather than “Welcome to this Sandbox ...”? 71.146.20.62 (talk) 15:07, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
I would, but there are many many sandboxes, and the template is transcluded in quite a few places. Graham87 07:37, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
3. Another question: If you type “{{Sandbox heading}} <!-- Please leave this line alone! --> <!--”, would that be considered a violation of using the Sandbox? Because the bold text would cancel out anything typed in the Sandbox, assuming everyone would abide by not screwing up the Sandbox heading. Would it go under Do Not Remove the Sandbox Heading? 71.146.20.62 (talk) 01:07, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
It would, but it's really not worth noting every single possible violation in a guideline page. I had no idea about the "Misuse of the sandbox" page until now; I've linked it in various places. Graham87 02:11, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Oh, sorry about that (I did what was stated above, unaware that it would be considered “misuse”). 71.146.20.62 (talk) 17:22, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
4. Also (sorry): is there any way to override the talk page filter when clearing the Wikipedia talk:Sandbox? It triggers it every time I try to clear it. 71.146.20.62 (talk) 17:30, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps an exception can be made for the sandboxes, but I don't know much about the edit filter. Ask at Wikipedia talk:Edit filter. Graham87 04:35, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
Alrightee, thank you very much for all your help, @Graham87! 71.146.20.62 (talk) 23:51, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
5. New question (sorry): what would we do with edits like this? 311,000 bytes! I'm quite surprised that it wasn't caught by the spam filter. It crashed my computer while loading. 71.146.20.62 (talk) 21:32, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
Just let them be. They're doing very little harm. Graham87 01:34, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! Hopefully that was the last question... 71.146.20.62 (talk) 21:02, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

i love the sandbox[edit]

how did it get so awesome? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.104.32.5 (talk) 21:07, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Because of editors just like you. :-) Graham87 06:08, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
LOL. 71.146.20.62 (talk) 01:17, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

i like the sandbox too. this is my first wikipedia edit. i am just testing. i hope i am in the right place. manuel — Preceding unsigned comment added by Olebrussels (talkcontribs) 11:19, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunately, you're in the wrong place. The correct place for testing is the actual Wikipedia sandbox. Graham87 14:59, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Sandbox being used as article[edit]

Why do people edit the sandbox like an article? Wasn't it supposed to be used for testing? James1011R (talk, contribs) - Visit The Forge 18:40, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

There's nothing wrong with articles being created in the main sandbox, but it's better to use a personal sandbox for this purpose. Graham87 01:36, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Agreed. But still, why do people add so much spam to the sandbox? Could somebody please add a note to Wikipedia:Sandbox telling people to please use the PREVIEW BUTTON instead of clicking "save changes"? I keep getting error conflicts, which are REALLY ANNOYING! I'm trying to edit the sandbox, to HELP the sandbox from not getting spammed, and what do I get? Error conflicts and more SPAM! It is SERIOUSLY annoying! Somebody add the note to the {{sandbox heading}}! Steve?Player (talk) 19:08, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
No, because in some cases, saving a revision does different things from previewing it. Anyway, there are far more important things to do than patrolling the sandbox. Graham87 00:55, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
You're right. I actually don't care about the sandbox really, It's just that if some newbie user goes to the sandbox and sees a bunch of text there that has nothing to do with sandboxing, well, it would be rather confusing, yes? Steve?Player (talk) 19:42, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, it could be. Graham87 01:11, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Comment[edit]

I would recommend to merge the Article to "About the Sandbox" Why use language that is complicated than those which are much more easier to understand? Abhijay Talk?/Deeds 13:39, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Insults on the sandbox[edit]

I just hate users posting insults on the sandbox. Because I had to wipe out the n word a user added on the sandbox, as well as bringing back the above line the user took away. Why do users think the sandbox is a freedom of speech, it is to help users carry out editorial experiments. There has to be a way to stop these sickos. User:Wonderwizard (talk) 20:28, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

When you invite a large number of people to edit a page, inevitably some of them will be malicious. There's nothing we can do about it; there are far more important things to worry about. Please sign your message with four tildes, so the timestamp is formatted correctly. Graham87 08:18, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Me too, I hate when I'm doing some testing, and then some random guy puts inapporpiate stuff like "p e n i s", etc. ALso, I very much hate when people erase the top line...Carmaster 1000 (talk) 22:06, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

I'm new,Just like to say Hi[edit]

'What do you talk about on here?Vogue2022 (talk) 09:00, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Hey! This place is for talking about improvements to the sandbox, but hi all the same! :-) Graham87 15:53, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Name[edit]

While the term "sandboxing" has a long history in computing, in common parlance a sandbox is either where you send children to make one kind of mess, or pets to make another. Neither are very welcoming concepts for new editors. Can we find a better name? Rich Farmbrough, 19:36, 31 May 2012 (UTC).

I second that, as it's not a "Sandbox" either and is confusing to some IT people. How about "Testpage" or "Page for test editing"? Regards, SunCreator (talk) 23:09, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
The idea of a "sandbox" is so well infused into Wikipedia and wiki culture now that might not be easy to change its name. And the sandbox is a place on Wikipedia where you're *encouraged* to make a mess where it won't break anything important, much like its real-life equivalent. Another argument for moving it is that the term "sandbox" isn't used in Commonwealth English, where we use the term "sandpit", as noted in this discussion from July 2004. My opionion is basically "meh"; I'm not sure that all the work required will be worth it. Graham87 01:21, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Deletion[edit]

How does one go about getting his/her sandbox deleted? GoodDay (talk) 21:56, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

By tagging it with {{db-u1}}. Graham87 01:21, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

1976 Silver Penny, Mule[edit]

I have a 1976 US Silver Penny, it was a minting error. They call that a mule. I looked up on line 2 yrs ago and found it valued at $25. Today I can not locate anything regarding this error or it's value, does anyone know why? 1grannie (talk) 23:02, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

You are at the talk page for a help page for the sandbox, and are unlikely to get an answer to your question here. The correct place in Wikipedia for questions like this is the reference desks, but even they may not be able to help you; it might be worth finding a numismatics forum on the Internet where you can get an answer to your query. Graham87 01:17, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Disable redirects from sandbox?[edit]

Howdy, I was just curious if it is possible (and/or advisable) to automatically make all sandbox redirects soft redirects. I ask because I recently noticed an anon user had redirected the sandbox to United Kingdom. Not a big deal, of course, but it's easy to envision a scenario where User #1 redirects the sandbox somewhere, then User #2 clicks the sandbox link from somewhere, gets redirected, doesn't notice, then unwittingly trashes a live article while trying to experiment. --Bongwarrior (talk) 14:00, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Well,you can try to redirect the sandbox to the sandbox. I'm new so I don't know much about the sandbox. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.124.224.179 (talk) 16:22, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
It might be possible to prevent users from making a sandbox page into a redirect using an edit filter. Graham87 01:45, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
...which would get in the way of someone using the sandbox to understand the redirect syntax. -- John of Reading (talk) 06:11, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

"My sandbox" explanation could be improved[edit]

At the top of the sandbox, in the box (which seems to be transcluded from somewhere) it says:

  • "If you have registered an account you can find or create your own user sandbox here."

It would be clearer to say

  • "If you have registered an account, and are currently logged in, you can find or create your own user sandbox here." LittleBen (talk) 13:37, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
That's part of Template:Sandbox heading. -- John of Reading (talk) 13:54, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
I've edited it based on your suggestion. Graham87 01:40, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

FOO?[edit]

I got this "Redirected from Wikipedia:FOO". WTF is FOO? 82.141.66.153 (talk) 06:18, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia, the largest encyclopedia in the world, where you can look up anything, like foobar. 117Avenue (talk) 06:42, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Shouldn't our sandboxes be excluded from categories?[edit]

I noticed my sandbox User:Gmporr/sandbox appears at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Slang . This is due to the fact that it contains a cut/paste from an article which I was editing, which includes [[Category:Slang]].

It would seem that sandboxes should be excluded from categories. Or is that impossible to do, and users just need to remove or comment out any categorization in their sandbox testing? Gmporr (talk) 00:43, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it's impossible to do that automatically, so users should just remove/comment out any categories in their sandboxes. By the way to create an inline category link, add a colon after the brackets; for example [[:Category:Slang]] produces a link to Category:Slang. Graham87 03:13, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Very useful to know about the colon syntax too. Gmporr (talk) 03:47, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

User talk:Sandbox for user warnings[edit]

The useful page User talk:Sandbox for user warnings has just been mentioned in a discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Twinkle#Self-warn_warning_message_-_please_consider_reword. It might be helpful if its existence was mentioned on the main Sandbox page, so that editors wanting to experiment with messages specific to user talk pages, eg from Twinkle, know that there is a sandbox for them to use. PamD 08:04, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

I think that would bloat the main sandbox header; many new users are just interested in editing, not fighting vandalism. I've added a link to that sandbox atWikipedia:WikiProject user warnings/Usage and layout. Graham87 15:48, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

I don't understand how to use the sandbox.[edit]

This is embarrassing (which is why I'm not logged in), but I cannot figure out how to edit my sandbox. I can't see any instructions. 202.179.19.10 (talk) 11:38, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Do you see a "Sandbox" link at the top right when you are logged in? If not, you may have disabled it in your preferences - "Gadgets" tab, "Appearance" section, third checkbox. If you do see the link, what happens when you click it? -- John of Reading (talk) 11:46, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
No, that's not the problem. I'm on the Sandbox page. Maybe there was a glitch, but I couldn't find the edit tab (which I now see in the usual place). so, I can edit, but now I want to make a second practice article, separate from what I have. I can't figure out how to do that. 202.179.19.10 (talk) 11:59, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
One way is to type "User:xxxxx/yyyyy" into the search box, where xxxxx is your user name, and yyyyy is the name of the sub-page you want to create; the software will say this page doesn't exist and give you the option of creating it. Another way is to visit Help:Userspace draft and use the button there - that will give you the framework of an article, but you can delete all that if you just want the page for experimentation. -- John of Reading (talk) 12:05, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
Whew. I used "Userspace draft" and it worked. thanks. i don't know how you figured it out. 202.179.19.10 (talk) 12:24, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Default blank[edit]

The sandboz should be made default blank, but still keep all of the sandbox templets. If the extremly rare copyrighted, offensive, or libelous content appears warn then block those users. Having the tag will not reduc eit anyways. Having an otherwise ruleless page will make it serve its purpose more and editors will not have to worry about deleting the tag. It looks more like an edit sandbox without the tag anyway.--Cotten134 (talk) 19:08, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Template_talk:Template_sandbox[edit]

What are people thoughts on turning Template_talk:Template_sandbox into a sandbox with a header? Currently it seems to get used as a sandbox so we may as well stick the regular header on there and have all talk centralised here? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:53, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

No objections from me. Graham87 07:10, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Makes sense. Legoktm (talk) 04:45, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Doing... ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 04:48, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 05:09, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Another sandbox[edit]

I see that some other users have more than one sandbox, how would I go about creating another one for myself? Grammarxxx (What'd I do this time?) 04:40, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

One way is to type "User:Grammarxxx/yyyyy" into the search box, where yyyyy is the name of the sub-page you want to create; the software will say this page doesn't exist and give you the option of creating it. Another way is to visit Help:Userspace draft and use the button there - that will give you the framework of an article, but you can delete all that if you just want the page for experimentation. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:41, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Rcats needed[edit]

There are two Wikipedia:Sandbox shortcuts and four Wikipedia talk:Sandbox shortcuts that need categorization. Source pages are as follows:

  1. Wikipedia:SAND
  2. Wikipedia:SANDBOX
Please change the source codes to...
#REDIRECT [[Wikipedia:Sandbox]]
PLEASE LEAVE ONE LINE BLANK
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  3. Wikipedia talk:SANDBOX
  4. Wikipedia talk:TEST
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{{Redr}} is a shortcut for the {{This is a redirect}} template, which is itself a shortcut used to categorize redirects. Thank you in advance! – PAINE ELLSWORTH CLIMAX! 21:59, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

All done! Graham87 03:23, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you very much, Graham87! – PAINE ELLSWORTH CLIMAX! 03:51, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

{{Sandbox heading}}[edit]

In {{Sandbox heading}} I'm proposing to change

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Sandbox&action=edit&oldid=446999758&edit&summary=Clearing+sandbox&minor=yes

by this :

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Sandbox&action=edit&section=new&preload=Template:Sandbox_heading/Preload&summary=Clearing+sandbox&minor=yes

I'm deleting oldid=446999758&edit, and I'm adding preload=Template:Sandbox_heading/Preload. It's better than before, because now we are sure it's a clear version.

What do you think about that ?

--Juanes852 (talk) 12:06, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

PS : Excuse me for my bad english, but I'm a French contributor

It sounds like a good idea, in principle. I performed the edit, then tested it out; I found that it generated a "Subject/headline" edit box, which could be very confusing for new users. Therefore I reverted my edit. Graham87 14:31, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for replying. In fact, don't work. --Juanes852 (talk) 09:22, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Sandbox redirects to an article[edit]

Whenever I go to get in my sandbox it redirects to an article that I made and was just created. How do I get back to my sandbox? RGFI (talk) 14:29, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

If you click on the link that appears after the words "Redirected from", that will take you back to your sandbox. You can then click the "Edit this page" link to edit it as you normally would. Graham87 07:48, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Cleaning out Sandbox[edit]

I can't seem to find this anywhere.

I created and uploaded a new page from my sandbox. Now I'm afraid to clear the sandbox out for fear that I will delete the new article. It seems like they are still very much linked?

How do I clear out my sandbox without affecting the previous article so that I can begin something new?

Please help.

SFGMary (talk) 17:43, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

@SFGMary:When you click on the link to User:SFGMary/sandbox, you are taken to Phase2 International (company) - but if you look just underneath the page title you'll see the message "(Redirected from User:SFGMary/sandbox)". If you click that link you can jump back to your sandbox, where you can edit it to remove the "redirect" code. There's more about this at Help:Redirect.
Alternatively if you'd prefer to start with a completely clean sandbox, leave a message here and someone will delete the leftover traces of the previous sandbox for you. -- John of Reading (talk) 20:57, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Category Scan[edit]

I was editing an article in my Sandbox, and noticed my Sandbox being listed under those categories in which the article is supposed to belong when it is published.

I left a note on CatScan talk page, but am wondering if I am doing something wrong, or, this behavior is intended (which should not be the case according to my understanding of the Sandbox concept). Yiba (talk) 02:45, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

You are right, sandbox pages shouldn't be listed in article categories. Unfortunately the software isn't clever enough to do this automatically, so the workaround is to comment them out. One way to do this is to add a colon just before the word "Category". There's more at WP:USERNOCAT. -- John of Reading (talk) 04:32, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the answer. In order for us not becoming like "OK, we found a bug, let's leave it there and find a work-around.", could someone point out the issue with Sandbox developers? It seems to me CatScan is no longer developed, and finding a successor to the original creator may be the best solution. Or else, we will eventually have to find an alternative to it. Yiba (talk) 13:09, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
This has nothing at all to do with CatScan, and everything to do with MediaWiki, the software that drives Wikipedia. Unfortunately I don't think this will be fixed, nor can I think of a way to cleanly solve the problem. Graham87 14:29, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Well...hmmm...can't a bot look for the word "Category" in all the Sandboxes that are edited for the day and put a colon in front of them? Yiba (talk) 15:39, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
It's not as easy as that, since some categories can be used on user pages and sub-pages. But, yes, there is a bot that tries to do this task - see Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/BattyBot 9. -- John of Reading (talk) 16:55, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
I see. I was half-joking in suggesting the bot route as it is "Keeping the bug and adding a work-around" :) I would think the route being easy or difficult is a secondary issue to "how to treat a bug that threatens the very concept of a Sandbox". Yiba (talk) 03:12, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Reader feedback: Please explain whether Sandb...[edit]

Piotr.Szymczak posted this comment on 29 April 2013 (view all feedback).

Please explain whether Sandboxes are permanent. (Is the content in my Sandbox safe from deletion?)

The sandbox that are on the page WP:Sandbox is not permanent, it will be deleted on a regular basis. But if you want to edit without the article be deleted I sugest you try your own sandbox. At the top, next to your username+talk is says "Sandbox". That is your verry own sandbox. No-one will delete it...unless is is mobbning or personal attacks.

(tJosve05a (c) 17:25, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

By mobbning, I assume you mean mobbing. It might also be deleted if it has no hope at all of becoming an article, or if it contains material deleted from the article namespace. Graham87 06:13, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

User:Sandbox[edit]

Because the Visual Editor is only enabled for the article and user namespaces, IP users need somewhere to be able to test the visual editor (they cannot create e.g. user:10.239.119.16/Sandbox). To this end User:Sandbox (which was formerly a redirect to the main sandbox) has been unredirected and unprotected. It would be helpful if people could add that page to their watchlists and keep an eye on it like they do the main sandbox. Thanks, Thryduulf (talk) 10:28, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Please see this, dear people able to change said template: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Sandbox_heading/sandbox&oldid=566619111 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.0.81.198 (talk) 19:57, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Done, more or less. Graham87 02:41, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Misleading edit summaries[edit]

{{Help me}} Hello all! I'm just curious if including misleading edit summaries in the Sandbox (most frequently, using "clearing sandbox" edit summary when it was obviously not cleared, but rather had content added) are considered "warnable" offenses (i.e. should {{subst:uw-wrongsummary}} be applied to user's talk page)? Obviously the Sandbox is for test edits, so the edit summary could itself be considered a test as well. However, I often check the Sandbox when anon. or unconfirmed users claim "clearing sandbox", only to find content was in fact added (even occasional outting). To this end, are the edit summaries on the Sandbox considered tests in-and-of-themselves, or should Sandbox edit summaries be accurate as to avoid misleading established editors?    DKqwerty    03:48, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

It's probably quite easy to do it by accident (by clicking on the link to clear the sandbox, making your own edits, and then forgetting to change the edit summary). I wouldn't worry about it unless it's clearly trolling. Graham87 05:49, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
You're probably right in this regard (I always clear the sandbox by reinstating the header, not via the provided link). Do you think this should be taken to the Village Pump? (i.e. request that the provided link in the header automatically submit the cleared sandbox rather than offer an opportunity to further edit the cleared sandbox?)    DKqwerty    06:30, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
That wouldn't be possible without an external tool, I'm afraid. And it's such a trivial task ... you could ask, but to be honest, I don't think it's a big deal. Graham87 14:24, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, you're probably right.    DKqwerty    18:20, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

finding the sandbox[edit]

Finding the sandbox is not too easy. Somehow I found a link from Wikipedia:Tutorial/Editing, but that tried to make a sandbox as my IP address' subpage. It probably should not do that. Only way I could find it was to type sandbox in the searchbox, but could not find it just by clicking. 82.141.117.117 (talk) 22:17, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Search wikipedia for WP:SANDBOX. It redirects there. 64.92.53.159 (talk) 02:00, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

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DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 03:48, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Face-smile.svg Thank you very much, Mr. Stradivarius! – for both of these! – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 04:13, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Redirect[edit]

Why does WP:FOO redirect to the sandbox? 64.92.53.159 (talk) 01:55, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

See its edit history for links to previous discussions about that redirect. Graham87 03:56, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
Blanked. Please send link. 64.92.53.159 (talk) 02:19, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
The previous discussions were at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2011 July 19#Wikipedia:FOO and Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2008_July_27#WP:FOO_.E2.86.92_Wikipedia:Sandbox. They were in the edit summaries in the linked edit history. Graham87 14:59, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. 64.92.53.159 (talk) 20:51, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Draft:Sandbox[edit]

The page Draft:Sandbox now exists in the new Draft: namespace. For now I've just given it the standard sandbox heading, but it would be helpful if people here could keep an eye on it like they do Wikipedia:Sandbox and User:Sandbox. I do not recommend redirecting either of those pages to the main sandbox as the Visual Editor is enabled in the User and Draft namespaces but not in the Wikipedia namespace. Having three pages also allows people to experiment with namespace detection if they need or want to. Thryduulf (talk) 13:55, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

What is the purpose of the Draft:Sandbox? The normal sandbox is for edits and the User:Sandbox is for testing the Visual Editor.64.92.53.159 (talk) 23:41, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Someone writing a complicated template might want to test it in various namespaces. -- John of Reading (talk) 19:52, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Formatting problem on sandbox toolbar[edit]

Toolbar icons are overwriting the sandbox text space.

I'm trying to insert a screen capture here:

Does someone know how to fix this? jbsluvsmusic — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.211.224.254 (talk) 23:08, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Want own Sandbox[edit]

Is there a way to get my own sandbox? I want my own.Yoshi24517 (talk) 04:26, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

@Yoshi24517: Yes, see the third paragraph ("If you have a username...") at the top of Wikipedia:About the Sandbox. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:32, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Can you create an article off somene esles sandbox[edit]

User:Obiwankenobi/Wolfgang Schmidt (serial killer) is kind of dormant and I would like to create the article, I've edited it some as well.WikiOriginal-9 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 12:41, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, there's nothing wrong with that. It's a good idea to notify the owner of the sandbox, which I notice you've already done; if the user hadn't answered affirmatively after a few days, it would've been alright for you to just go ahead and move it. Graham87 14:44, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor[edit]

Hi. I can't figure out how to use VisualEditor in User:Sandbox. It says you don't need an account to use it, but I was wondering: does that mean the VisualEditor, or just the sandbox? 203.100.0.82 (talk) 01:25, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Both. Graham87 04:21, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, but how do I activate it then? 203.100.0.82 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 01:45, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Oops, I'm a nincompoop. VisualEditor does require an account; once you have one, enable it by clicking on the "Beta" link which is next to the link for preferences. Graham87 03:18, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. 203.100.0.82 (talk) 03:20, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Can't remove sandbox[edit]

Hi I just moved my sandbox to a draft, although in the draft it appears that "This sandbox is in the Draft namespace. Either move this page into your userspace, or remove the {{User sandbox}} template." but I don't seem to know how to remove the user sandbox. Any help appreciated thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jassanchez (talkcontribs) 05:37, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

@Jassanchez: You were editing Template:User sandbox/doc, the page which tells people how to use the {{User sandbox}} template. Your draft is at Draft:Trova Paisa; I have edited the page for you, remove the {{User sandbox}} template and moving the "draft article" box to the top instead. This edit shows exactly what I did. Your draft is now in the queue for reviewing. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:24, 19 December 2014 (UTC)