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See the request directory for a comprehensive directory of interactive services and assistance that can be requested on Wikipedia.
Comments about specific articles
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Wikipedia isn't a forum for discussion about the topics of articles – comments should be limited to the article's content.
Questions about using and contributing to Wikipedia
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chat room on
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The reference desk is like a
library reference desk where you can ask questions about any topic, except Wikipedia itself. The editors there will try to answer your questions or point you in the direction of the information you need.
e.g. "What country has the world's largest fishing fleet?"
The reference desk is divided into several subject areas: