For a list of common pads, see Infra/List of Etherpads.
No account is needed to join one of our pads. Simply access the url and join-in.
If you want to identify yourself and your edits, click the person-shaped icon on the right-hand side of the Etherpad toolbar and give yourself a name/nickname.
If you copy text out of Etherpad, you might have noticed that blank lines are sometimes removed. This creates a problem if you're trying to edit an existing document in Etherpad or if you're using Etherpad to edit the contents of a wiki page and then paste the edits back into the wiki.
For maximum fidelity, try using the "Import/Export from/to different file formats" button. This button has a right arrow on top of a left arrow. I just export my document as "plain text," and the blank lines and all other content is faithfully preserved.
503 Errors/Etherpad isn't available
Trying to run a meeting and Etherpad is down? Please see the #People and Moderation section below.
Weird errors when connecting?
If you're running a privacy extension to your browser like NoScript, you may briefly see an error such as the following while connecting:
An error occurred while loading the pad ReferenceError: stLight not defined in http://pad.documentfoundation.org/p/qa (line 889)
Please disregard the error and wait a few additional seconds -- you should be redirected to the proper pad.
Looking to try out some new syntax? Please use our test pad here:
People and Moderation
If you have any questions, please feel free to send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Website mailing list for help.
nothing so far...
We have a pretty stock Etherpad install.