I have a question I am uncertain about, but I can't find Writing SE's sandbox. I might be blind, but it seems to be in no logical place, because it should be easily accessible due to it being a great tool for new members.

So where is it or how do I access it? And please don't redirect me to Writing Meta because this question applies to all sites, since all SE sites have a sandbox.

  • Oh, thank you. I just assumed that all sites have a sandbox as it seems relevant for all of them, but I guess not. Sure is a pity that Writing SE doesn't have one. – A. Kvåle Oct 5 at 16:17
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Not all sites have sandboxes. Sandboxes are created by the community when they see a need (and hopefully have the ability to moderate a sandbox). See for example the discussion here on creating a sandbox.

I can think of a few that have "content review" sandboxes (almost always for questions):

You can find these pretty easily by searching the meta site for "sandbox". There are countless others that have formatting sandboxes, but it would be inappropriate to ask for anything (other than maybe formatting help) in those. I might as well make a list of those I know:

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    Maybe it is worth mentioning the SO Mentor program as that offered a true sandbox for question while it was being worked on in chat between mentee and mentor – rene Oct 5 at 16:58
  • Indeed. Some sites actively resist having one. – Peter Mortensen Oct 5 at 18:25

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