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Where to ask questions or make comments

You can find the answers to many of your questions at the following places:

Finding information

e.g. To find the capital of South Africa, type South Africa in the box on the left and click Search.

  • Reference Desks — for knowledge questions (about anything other than how to use Wikipedia) you can ask our volunteers.

e.g. "What country has the world's largest fishing fleet?"

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How to use Wikipedia

  • FAQ — Frequently Asked Questions about Wikipedia
  • Help:Contents — information about using Wikipedia.

e.g. "How do I add an image to an article?"

Asking questions or making comments

  • Each article has a Talk page — click on the article's discussion link at the top of the page — for questions, reporting vandalism or discussions about the article.
  • Village pump is the discussion forum for many technical and policy issues.

IRC — help chat

You are also welcome to ask questions in one of Wikipedia's IRC channels. If you have an IRC client installed you can join a channel by connecting to #wikipedia-en-help (a help channel for new Wikipedians) or #wikipedia (for general chat about Wikipedia). Wikipedia's IRC channels are found on the freenode network.

Important notes:

  • Wikipedia is a volunteer-operated site.
  • There is no "documentation service" nor are there any paid staff to process inquiries about the content of articles (sources, accuracy, etc.).
  • Please write all inquiries to the relevant reference desk or talk page; see above.
  • We will not respond to email inquiries.
  • Please do not email Wikipedia about finding more documentation, contact addresses for celebrities or companies, or similar requests.

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