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Welcome to the Scratchpad User Help page. This page is here to offer a central location for those who are participating with the development of this wiki to make general requests for help. For Administrator help, go here.

Ambox notice  Note to users: Once a solution has been presented and implemented, please add the {{resolved|1=~~~~}} template with explanation (i.e., |1=), if the request has not already been archived. This is to help other users know when to archive completed requests.


What this page is for:

  • Coding help. Requesting help with writing templates, making a nice user page, improving your miniwiki’s main page, or any questions on using wikitext can be asked here, and users will help to the best of their ability.
  • Requests for non-administrative actions. If help is required with an action (e.g., moving a page), asking users here for help with that action is perfectly acceptable.
  • Questions on how the wiki works. All the policies and processes in use at Scratchpad may seem a little overwhelming at first. If you need help in understanding any of the policies, or more in depth instructions on a process, asking here is a good start.
  • Other questions to the users of the wiki. Any simple question may be asked here for a quick response.
  • An all-in-one place to put things. Many of the Wiki’s procedures are lesser-known, so putting a note here is a good way to do something if the correct procedure is not known.

What this page is not for:


Technical Deletion meaning?[]

I want to know what exactly is meant by "Technical Deletion", otherwise known as Housekeeping. A very useful page for a game with a convuluted method of downloading it got deleted via Housekeeping, and it's entirely unhelpful to have no idea why something was deleted. —The preceding unsigned comment was made by Ragterr (talkcontribs) 14:55, August 18, 2014‎ (UTC).

Pictogram voting comment Administrator Note: Ragterr, would you please tell me the name of the page? Better yet, would you please provide me with the link? I cannot investigate why a page was deleted unless I know which page you’re asking about. Face-smile Thanks!SpikeToronto 08:12, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
P.S. Also, I cannot undelete the page until I know which one it is. Face-smile Thanks!SpikeToronto 07:43, September 1, 2014 (UTC)
P.P.S. You might find this admin blog useful: Have You Had Your Favorite Page Deleted?. — SpikeToronto 15:22, September 2, 2014 (UTC)

Creating a Mini Wiki[]

Hi, I'm sorry but I can't figure out how to create a mini wiki or what rules exist about it. Can someone please help me? Thanks! Awesome157 (talk) 21:37, November 9, 2014 (UTC)

Hi Awesome!Face-smile What type of mini-wiki do you want to create? An Awesome157 mini-wiki? Or, a mini-wiki on a particular topic? Face-smile Thanks!SpikeToronto 09:22, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

Blacklist categories[]

Hey I nee your help I was trying to set up a casting list for a prody involving the South Park villians are played by MLP villians so I typed in the categories South Park my little pony friendship is magic and South Park parodies it said one of those calories was blacklisted I I checked and name of them were so what exactly happened? —The preceding unsigned comment was made by Crazychaos12 (talkcontribs) 15:15, May 9, 2015‎ (UTC).

Crazychaos, as far as I can tell, the issue was most likely the spelling of villains. You need to spell it in the categories as villains (i.e., –ains not –ians). Hope that helps! — SpikeToronto 02:50, May 10, 2015 (UTC)

The Editing Problem 2021?[]

Why was my editing was frozen?

Whenever I was trying to edit like normal, the loading is weird, I can't even try to edit even when the internet is working.

Can you please diagnose the issue for me... I'll be glad if you can solve it. User:JoeyTheHedgehogr

Can I upload an image[]

Hello, for my mini wiki, I want this image to be uploaded but it’s free, and I have to ask and then upload it, can I upload it? (please let me know if this is not allowed to be on their)

Also, this is off topic but I’m new, I’m just trying to do some things.

I created my own page called scooby-doo (2002), and I want to delete that page how do i do it?[]

I need some help.