How to Edit the Category of a Discussion You Started in the wikiHow Forums

Not many people know that you can change the category of a discussions you created in the wikiHow Forums. To manage the category, use the process described in this article.


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    Visit the wikiHow forums page.
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    Locate the discussion you began, and click on the discussion's title.
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    Make sure that the very first message is able to be viewed.
  4. 4
    Click the "Edit" link to the right of your name, permalink, and quote, above the original message. You'll be taken to the same page you had when you first created the discussion.
  5. 5
    Understand what each category is commonly used for.
    • Village Pump is commonly used for major edits from Staff, and by other members of the community. This is also a place where messages talking about Barnstars being awarded can be placed.
    • Collaboration Corner is where people can request help with articles, or request feedback on wikiHow articles or their ideas for the site.
    • Help Using wikiHow is the category that is commonly used by new editors when they are questioning how to use the site's many features.
    • New Category Suggestions is the place to post new category suggestions, as long as certain conditions are met.
    • Bug Reports is very useful. Ever experienced a bug on the site? Report it here.
    • General Chat allows users to chat with other wikiHowians.
    • Forum Games was created as a place to post any games that can be played by users in the forums.
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    Click the drop-down arrow that is currently indicating your current selection.
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    Click the category you'd like to replace the current category with.
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    Click the "Save" button to save your discussion to the new category.


  • If you aren't currently seeing the Category area of the page, you're probably not looking at the very first comment. It may be that the amount of posts exceeds the first page of discussions. Move back to page 1 and try again at the top listing.
  • If you forget to change the category, or change it to an incorrect category, wikiHow Admins get the final say in what category the discussion should be placed in.


  • Only Admins are able to change the category in a discussion that you yourself didn't create.

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Categories: Using the Forums