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Image of the sandbox in the Wikipedia namespace showing the page title and sandbox header

Sandboxes, like Wikipedia:Sandbox, are pages designed for testing and experimenting with wiki syntax and the VisualEditor.

They were created as a place with fewer rules and policies than other pages on Wikipedia. For example, you don't have to follow the Manual of Style or reach community consensus before making a major change. However, they must not be used for malicious purposes, and policies such as no personal attacks, civility, and copyrights (such as non-free content criteria) still apply.

If you have an account, you can create your own sandbox in your userspace. You can find your user sandbox here. If you don't have an account, you can create your sandbox here. (And if it doesn't exist yet, feel free to create it!) For easy access, there is a link labeled "sandbox" at the top right of every page between the "talk" and "preferences" links. You can also put {{My sandbox}} on your userpage.

If you want more sandboxes then make a page in your userspace and designate it as your sandbox.

To create a new sandbox (call it anything, such as "sandbox2") enter this in the search box, using your actual username:
Then click on the reply "Start the User:Yourname/sandbox2 page."

Unlike your primary sandbox, Wikipedia does not automatically keep a way to link to these, so be sure to bookmark it or otherwise have links on your userpage which go to your other sandboxes.

List of sandboxes

See also