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At the top
If you are logged in, you'll also see some useful links at the top right of your screen:
  • Your username takes you to your userpage, where you can add information about yourself.
  • Talk is your user talk page, where people can leave messages for you.
  • Sandbox is a page in your user space where you can experiment with editing without worrying that you will cause problems on an actual Wikipedia page.
  • Preferences allows you to change your password and customize your email and wiki software settings.
  • Watchlist shows recent changes to pages you're watching (click the star at the top right of a page to watch it).
  • Contributions has a list of all the edits you have made.
  • Log out logs you out of your account.

On the left
There's an additional set of useful links on the left side of each page:
  • Help is the entry point for Wikipedia's help pages.
  • Community portal is the hub for editors, with news, discussions, and ways to help out.
  • What links here shows you what other pages are linking to an article.
  • Related changes lists any edits that have been made to pages that an article links to.

Yet more useful links
There are a few other pages on Wikipedia that are really handy to know about:
  • You can ask questions at either the Help desk (using or editing Wikipedia) or the Teahouse (help for newcomers).
  • The Village pump is a set of central discussion forums.
  • The Task Center lists various tasks you can help out with.
  • The Signpost is Wikipedia's community-written newspaper, a good way to keep up with goings-on.

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