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Wikipedia:Request directory

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The following is a list of interactive forums and inquiry pages for English Wikipedia. Please select the noticeboard or request page most closely connected to the query you have as described below.

For a listing of ongoing discussions and current requests, see the dashboard. For other useful directories and indexes, see the directory 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.
  • Edit requests – where editors can request for edits they cannot or should not make themselves to be made to a page.



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



  • Peer reviews – a page that explains how to request comprehensive review of articles.

Renaming of pages (Moves)


  • 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.
  • History merge – a page that explains how to request a history merge.
  • 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 accounts and user rights 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.
  • Database query – a page to request database queries for certain criteria.

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.
  • 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.

Special services

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