Dungeons and Dragons Wiki:Sandboxes
Creating a user sandbox for your work is easy, and there are two basic ways to create one:
- If you have an existing article, you can simply move the page. Select "Move" at the top of the article (this is in the drop down near the search box in the default skin), select "User" from the dropdown, and change the article name to "<Name of User>/<Name of Article>". Then click "Move page", and you work will be moved to the appropriate location.
- To create a sandbox with a preload (preexisting formatting) of the page type you need you can use the normal Add New creation boxes, such as those box on the Add New 3.5e Class or Add a New 4e Race pages. Just name the new article "User:<Name of User>/<Name of Article>", and it will create a new sandbox page with the desired preload.
- To create a blank sandbox just start editing "User:<Name of User>/<Name of Article>", however you get there.
Whatever method you use, it's best to create links to your sandboxes on your user page. The link formatting follows the same conventions as any other internal wiki link, i.e. [[User:<Name of User>/<Name of Article>]]. If you have any difficulties or questions regarding how to move an article or remove categories, please leave a request for help on the talk page of one of our admins or ask for assistance in our chat room.
Collaborative Sandbox Articles
We know that a big draw of a wiki is that it can be a collaborative environment to share work on projects, and we want to keep that alive without compromising our other goals. To that end, you can apply the Help Wanted Template to any your articles, whether they are in a sandbox or the main navigation. This template places your work in an easily accessible list and invites other users to look it over and offer suggestions. This allows users to find them regardless of where they are located, so they can be accessed and critiqued or contributed to while you finish polishing them up.