Wikipedia:Editnotice

  • editnotices are message boxes shown before the edit window when a user edits a page. all users can create editnotices for their user space, but in other namespaces only administrators, page-movers and template editors can create editnotices.

    to use editnotices, you should have a basic understanding of the concept of wikipedia namespaces; that is a set of wikipedia pages whose names begin with a prefix recognized by the mediawiki software, followed by a colon, or, in the case of the main namespace, with no prefix.

    some of the message boxes you see when editing a page (or viewing the source of a protected page) are not editnotices; instead, they are mediawiki interface messages.

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  • listing editnotices
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  • edit intros
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  • related templates

Editnotices are message boxes shown before the edit window when a user edits a page. All users can create editnotices for their user space, but in other namespaces only administrators, page-movers and template editors can create editnotices.

To use editnotices, you should have a basic understanding of the concept of Wikipedia namespaces; that is a set of Wikipedia pages whose names begin with a prefix recognized by the MediaWiki software, followed by a colon, or, in the case of the main namespace, with no prefix.

Some of the message boxes you see when editing a page (or viewing the source of a protected page) are not editnotices; instead, they are MediaWiki interface messages.