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A userspace draft is a draft of an article (or part of an article) associated with a specific user account and stored in the user namespace. Userspace drafts are distinct from drafts located in WP:Draftspace. You must create a user account to create your own userspace and be logged in to use it. Explanation:

  • Every registered user account on Wikipedia has its own "userspace" – for instance, User:Example/Lipsum is a page called "Lipsum" in User:Example's userspace.
  • Userspace is part of Wikipedia, and its use is governed by community rules, but it is not part of the encyclopedia. (The encyclopedia part of Wikipedia is called the "mainspace" – e.g. Lorem ipsum is a page in mainspace.)
  • Userspace Drafts are typically made on a "user subpage" (e.g. User:Example/Lipsum). User-specific drafts may also be located on a subpage in Draft space (e.g. [[Draft:<Article name>/<Username>]]).
  • For a list of all your drafts (and any other subpages you have), click on "Contributions" (at the very top right of any Wikipedia page, if you're logged in), then scroll to the bottom and click the "Subpages" link.
Create a userspace draft – if you're logged in

Note: after creation, you'll be pointed to Wikipedia:So you made a userspace draft, which has instructions on what to do next.
  • As a courtesy, when you have a page in your userspace you no longer need, add {{db-userreq}} to the top of the page. It will be deleted shortly.
  • In an RfC regarding the applicability of Wikipedia:Notability to drafts within the userspace and draftspace, it was determined that community consensus amounted to "notability guidelines do not apply to userspace and draftspace drafts".

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