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How to use a sandbox for existing articles

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Recommendation for students</translate>

<translate> For revising an existing article, consider drafting the first significant edits (e.g., a new or heavily revised section) in a sandbox. This is more effective than fully rewriting an existing article in a sandbox, then replacing the article all at once, which may antagonize other editors.</translate>

<translate> If you use a sandbox, you should place a notice on the talk page of the article with a link to the sandbox. This allows interested editors to post suggestions to the talk page before work starts. Once you are happy with the draft you can place another notice on the talk page of the article with a link to the sandbox, asking for comments before editing the article itself.</translate>

Your role as an Ambassador

The sandbox stage is a good opportunity for you, as their Wikipedia Ambassador, to highlight major problems and point students in the right direction to fix them.

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