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Introductory message should explain that actions can indeed modify the wiki
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The current message is dangerous. It explains that it's for *experimenting* and that this is a *sandbox*. As such I expected it to only simulate performing actions.

I assume that making it simulate actions would be difficult, so I am instead requesting that it clearly state that actions that modify the wiki, will in fact modify it.

Something similar to what the English language Wikipedia uses [1] would be good.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ApiSandbox

'Note that API actions that modify Wikipedia will in fact modify Wikipedia
 when used from this sandbox. For example, using the "edit" action will
 edit the specified page.'

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Skalman created this task.Nov 4 2013, 10:46 AM

Change 96207 had a related patch set uploaded by TTO:
Add a bit to intro text to state that ApiSandbox can modify the wiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/96207

Change 96207 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add a bit to intro text to state that ApiSandbox can modify the wiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/96207