View Full Version : need a Sandbox?

Dec 21, 2005, 01:26 AM
Do we need a sandbox for people to practice?

Is it a special type of page? Or do we just designate a page as the sandbox. I guess Mac_Guides:Sandbox might be the best way to go so it doesn't get included in the main article updates.


Dec 21, 2005, 01:37 AM
There's nothing special on the technical end, it's just a page.

Jan 3, 2006, 05:50 PM
Xy14 has created one.

The Wikipedia Sandbox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sandbox) uses a cgi script to automatically reset its content to the default every 12 hours. Perhaps we should have something similar.

Blue Velvet
Jan 3, 2006, 06:07 PM
Do we need a sandbox for people to practice?

It would encourage me to get more involved with the Guides as I'm a little confused on how it all works — mind you it was just a cursory 5-10 min play one evening.

It's one thing to read or follow instructions, but another having a place to experiment in without ruining anything. I know that incorrect entries can be rolled back but I'd rather avoid making a mistake in the first place.

In the near future, I'd like to contribute some content in the Applications section and possibly elsewhere if I have anything of value to add.