Read or find an article
For simple searches, there is a search box at the top of every page. Type what you are looking for in the box. Partial matches will appear in a dropdown list. Select any page in the list to go to that page. Or, select the magnifying glass "Go" button, or press ↵ Enter, to go to a full search result. For advanced searches, see Help:Searching.
Edit an article
Contributing is easy: see how to edit a page. For a quick summary on participating, see contributing to Encyclopedia. For a listing of introductions and tutorials by topic, see getting started. Or play the Encyclopedia Adventure to learn to edit in an hour. The Simplified Manual of Style and Cheatsheet can remind you of basic wiki markup.
Report a problem with an article
If there is a problem with an article about yourself, a family member, a friend or a colleague, please read Biographies of living persons/Help.
If you spot a problem with an article, you can fix it directly, by clicking on the "Edit" link at the beginning of that page. See the "edit an article" section of this page for more information.
If you don't feel ready to fix the article yourself, please post a message on the article's talk page. This will bring the matter to the attention of others who work on that article. There is a "Talk" link at the beginning of every article page.
Create a new article or upload media
If searching Encyclopedia has not answered your question (for example, questions like "Which country has the world's largest fishing fleet?"), try the Reference Desk. Volunteers there will attempt to answer your questions on any topic, or point you towards the information you need.
For your convenience, answers have been recorded for the most frequently asked questions.
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Orand a volunteer will visit you there!
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A subpage is a page that is stored "under" another page, and includes the parent page's name in its title, followed by "/" and the subpage's name. For example, User:Eloquence/Favorite Encyclopedia quotes. When you visit a subpage, you will see a backlink (aka breadcrumb) near the top of the page back to the parent page.
Subpages can be useful for organizing and archiving project content, and for creating workspace under a user account. On a parent page, you can create a link to one of its subpages by typing [[/Name]]. If you end the link with a slash, e.g., [[/Name/]], the slashes are hidden in the output.
Articles don't have subpages. That is, subpages are not enabled in the article namespace, because many articles might qualify as subtopics of more than one topic. Instead, follow article naming conventions and include links to related subjects in the text.
For the subtopic structure of subjects, see Portal:Contents/Outlines.