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February 18[edit]

Page title error[edit]

I noticed that on the page for the Sulphur Mountain Formation, its name is spelled "Sulfur" rather than the correct (in this case) "Sulphur". How can this be fixed? Georgialh (talk) 00:08, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Move the page {{3x|p}}ery (talk) 00:10, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
I have moved the article. DuncanHill (talk) 01:41, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Format problem[edit]

what is the correct place to post
"Help - I wanted to insert a section with a proposal on the talk page of "Norwegian Culture",
but it ended up sandwiched between the last paragraph of the previous section and that section's footnotes. Can someone fix it?" ?
T (talk) 00:47, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

The "New section" tab at the top of the talk page would have given you the opportunity to add a section heading, so I've added that for you. The footnote belonged to a section from years ago, so I added a {{reflist-talk}} template to that section to pull the reference up into that section. --David Biddulph (talk) 00:55, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi, thx a bunch. I did use the NS tab; I've come across the footnote problem before, though. Anyway, thx again. T (talk) 01:19, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I just had this happen to me, on talk:Culture, and I fixed it with a minor kludge there: take a look there for a worked example. The problem is that refs were not really meant for talk pages. Refs end up under the {{reflist}}, or if it is missing they end up at the bottom of the page, which is after your new section. I fixed this by editing the section that had the ref, to move the ref to a group and then add a group-specific reflist to the bottom of the section. Since this is a formatting fix for a technical problem, the prohibition against editing someone else's comments does not apply. -Arch dude (talk) 06:11, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
That also works but is more complicated. David Biddulph gave the normal solution above: Just place {{reflist-talk}} in the section with no parameters. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:29, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Clearly this is the better solution. Thanks. -Arch dude (talk) 16:19, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion of the page Swami Sri Vedantha Desikan[edit]


I have earlier clearly informed that the acharyan is global and his life history is available in multiple forms. Also the one WIKIPEDIA refers to, as copied to my page in terms of content, does not have completeness at all compared to my page. My page is even more authentic and has more details of Swami Sri Vedanta Desikan. I don't see any copy material here between Swami Desika and Swami Sri Vedanta Desikan except for names and some of the information which has to be unique.

For example, the life history of Ramanuja can be read in multiple forms and that does not mean it is copied. Please read both the pages carefully and then suggest for speedy deletion instead of machine matching technique that just reads certain number of words between two pages.

Kind Regards, Vijayasarathy R — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vijayasarathyr (talkcontribs) 03:03, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Vijayasarathyr, your draft did not provide independent verifiable sources to enable us to verify the facts and show that it meets the notability guidelines. Note that references should be in-line so we can tell what fact each is supporting, and should not be bare urls. It was written in a highly promotional tone. Articles must be neutral and encyclopaedic. The article was a copyright violation. Copyrighted text is not allowed in Wikipedia, as outlined in this policy. That applies even to pages created by you or your organisation, unless they state clearly and explicitly that the text is public domain. Before attempting to write an article again, please read the policies I've linked, make sure that the topic meets the notability criteria linked above, and check that you can find independent third party sources. Also read Your first article. You can't just dump unsourced fan pages hereJimfbleak - talk to me? 06:56, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Moved from Wikipedia talk:Help desk; courtesy ping Jimfbleak -- John of Reading (talk) 17:59, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Jimfbleak, With due respect to your observations, I am sorry to say that you are not supposed to call a document/ article as dump. I have clearly mentioned that Swami Sri Desikan is a great acharyan in Hinduism. A page is already available but with incomplete details. He is an acharyan lived during 1260-1370 AD. The incidents marked are all not dramatic and made up one. You host it or reject it, upto your principles or wikipedia. You are not supposed to hurt and denigrate other religions beliefs. The article as said has lot of grandhams (books) as factual evidences for life history of Swami Sri Desikan. One book I can suggest you to refer is "Rahasyatraya Saram" released by Poundrikapuram Asramam. The book with little or no differences is released by Ahobilamutt and Srimad Andavan Asramam. To get to know about these missions, you shall type them in Google and find them whether they are worth for your evaluation. I again stress, it is not for your belief or liking but for the viewers and readers. If you cannot still host, then fine. This would be the one last time I would like to reply and stand for my article. I have even mentioned CONTENT COURTESY when published my DRAFT. There is absolutely no policy voilation with this content at all. Please try "DESIKA CHARITRAM" a discourse by a reknowned spiritual speaker DUSHYANTH SRIDHAR in YOUTUBE available for free to compare the validity of the content and incidents mentioned. Nothing is blown out of proportion here and a LIFE HISTORY which has been common (LIKE ACHARYA'S) cannot be claimed by any single individual or organization for copyright. Rest I leave to your judgement. However, this has been a very bad experience for me with WIKIPEDIA in terms of adding content. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vijayasarathyr (talkcontribs) 17:34, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

@Vijayasarathyr: Wikipedia is not a "host" for text published elsewhere. Last time you came to the help desk was on 2 February. We were several editors who answered you, see Special:Permalink/823652692#My Page Swami Sri Vedanta Desikan, but got no feedback. Please revisit that link. If you then still have questions, please post them here. Sam Sailor 18:24, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Vijayasarathyr: Draft:Swami Sri Vedanta Desikan has been deleted, for reasons explained on your talk page. In any case, Wikipedia already has an article Vedanta Desika. If you are aware of errors on that page (which certainly has scope for improvement), you should describe them on its talk page, giving references for your views wherever possible. Maproom (talk) 18:37, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

bad historical timeline DEMETRIUS II NICATOR[edit]


Demetrius II Nicator lived born 161 BCE died 125 BCE killed fighting the usurper Alexander Balas in 150bc.

DemetriusII, coin, face.jpg

King of the Seleucid Empire (King of Syria)

Reign 146–139 BC

Predecessor Alexander Balas

Successor Diodotus Tryphon

King of the Seleucid Empire (King of Syria)

Reign 129–126 BC — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:A000:1407:C095:36F9:BE5B:5D74:188D (talk) 04:54, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

The article Demetrius II Nicator seems to make it clear. What is it that you don't understand? --David Biddulph (talk) 08:48, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Cf. e.g. Grover Cleveland and Winston Churchill. Sam Sailor 16:01, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error ref no input[edit]

what do i need to do to validate my recently deceased father's actions in a particular event that is listed on your webpage? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:8003:2B43:D100:3DF5:5BB:9826:6391 (talk) 14:16, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia and sorry for your bereavement. What you need to do is to track down a report in a reliable publication to confirm the statement added to our article on the Melbourne–Voyager collision, then add a citation to the statement using the methods explained in our beginners' guide: Noyster (talk), 14:28, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
If you could provide us with his first names (M. A. W.) there's a better chance of helping you find a source. Searching for "Riseley" "Melbourne" "Voyager" "collision" I have found nothing so far. Sam Sailor 15:50, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Moscow location[edit]


I would like to request to someone who has experience with Wikipedia maps to add the location of Moscow to the map in List of most visited art museums, so that there are twenty cities located and not only nineteen.

Thanks. WhatsUpWorld (talk) 16:38, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Have you any actual source for Moscow being on the list, since the alleged "source" used on that article doesn't mention Moscow once as far as I can see? ‑ Iridescent 16:42, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Link problem[edit]

The name Rundle Stone is mistakenly linked to Runnel Stone. Can this be fixed? (Rundle Stone is a kind of dimension stone that does not currently have a Wikipedia page) Georgialh (talk) 18:45, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

 Not done That redirect is correct; the rock formation off Gwennap has been called "Rundle Stone" (or "Rundlestone") for centuries (here's an 1856 example). ‑ Iridescent 18:51, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
I agree, the proper noun Rundle Stone is targeted correctly to Runnel Stone. If Rundle stone[1] in the future is mentioned in Dimension stone, a hatnote in Runnel Stone might be needed. Sam Sailor 19:05, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Here is a link [1] that says Rundle Stone [Rock] is stone quarried from the base of Mount Rundle, so it appears to have multiple meanings. MB 19:12, 18 February 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ Scott, P.W.; Bristow, C.M.; London, Geological Society of (2002). Industrial Minerals and Extractive Industry Geology: Based on Papers Presented at the Combined 36th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals and 11th Extractive Industry Geology Conference, Bath, England, 7th-12th May, 2000. Geological Society special publication. Geological Society. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-86239-099-7. Retrieved February 18, 2018. 

Yes, the problem is that "Rundle Stone" has two meanings. I hadn't known that. I was only aware of the stone quarried from the base of Mt Rundle in Alberta. Georgialh (talk) 23:15, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Bianca Marroquin[edit]

Hi. My name is Bianca Marroquin. I’m a Broadway performer and TV actress. My date of birth is incorrectly posted on Wikipedia. It says I was born in 1975. But I was born in 1976. How can I change this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:28, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Someone vandalized the article several years ago by removing most of a paragraph, which made parts of the Wikipedia article nonsensical. I restored the removed content. I also removed the birth date, since it was sourced to the IMDb, which we don't consider to be reliable. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 23:08, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Translation Ita-Eng[edit]

Hello, I'm an italian user. I have basic English knowledge and for this reason it's probable that I will make mistakes. Anyway, I'm here because I want to translate part of this page from italian to english. That page on Wiki-It it's about 107,000 bytes, while on Wiki-Eng it's about 84,000 bytes. So, I want to translate the additional information on Wiki-It in Wiki-Eng, but I don't have enough English knowledge to do it. So, I'm looking for a user who can do it (with a big knowledge of italian and english). I think that this isn't the right page to find it, but I don't know the organization of Wiki-Eng, so I didn't know where to ask it. Thank you in advance for your help; --Samu204c (talk) 23:18, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello, Samu204c. I see you have found the {{expand Italian}} template, which is to my knowledge the best tool we have for such cases. You could also propose some changes on the talk page, even if your English is not great, as long as it is understandable; whoever implements them will correct your English. You could also try directly contacting editors from the Category:Translators it-en. TigraanClick here to contact me 08:45, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

February 19[edit]

Help with AfD procedures[edit]

Hello, my username is ChunyangD and I'm a fairly green editor. I came across a page that appears to be a book review and is not encyclopedic. It seems to warrant AfD to me, but I've never gone through the process before. Could someone provide advice? The article is The Working Poor: Invisible in America. ChunyangD (talk) 06:13, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

It needs editing, not deletion. Reviews in the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle (also Publishers Weekly and others[2]) satisfy WP:NBOOK point #1. When you find an article that really does need to be considered for deletion, then I strongly recommend you install Twinkle, which makes the process much, much, much easier. Clarityfiend (talk) 07:31, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Wikilink: Twinkle. TigraanClick here to contact me 08:47, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
@ChunyangD: I've overhauled the article so it is no longer a disgrace to Wikipedia. See what you think. Clarityfiend (talk) 10:08, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you - it looks much better now! Will continue to keep this in mind for future edits. ChunyangD (talk) 18:47, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Old talk page still attached to new article[edit]


This article was recently created: Syrian Liberation Front. If I click on the talk page link in that article, it takes me to Talk:Syrian Islamic Liberation Front instead of Talk:Syrian Liberation Front. How does this get fixed so the new article has its own talk page?

Thanks, David O. Johnson (talk) 06:42, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

David O. Johnson the problem was that Talk: Syrian Liberation Front was redirecting to Talk: Syrian Islamic Liberation Front. I've removed the redirect, so should be fine now. Joseph2302 (talk) 07:29, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Commons photos[edit]


I uploaded pictures to Commons for the first time [3] and under "Metadata" is says: Date and time of data generation: 23:54, 31 March 2004, however they are of the Stanley Cup Finals 2009 (for example:[4]). I have photos of the Penguins winning the cup that game and Crosby is pictured so it can't be 2004, so I am sure it is the 2009 Finals. Is this an error on my part or the Commons? HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 08:40, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Most likely on your part. I would bet your camera wasn't set to date when you took the photos, and it recorded incorrect metadata. Maybe someone else can say how to correct that? TigraanClick here to contact me 08:49, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
I think you're right. I just uploaded another photo from a different camera/phone and the date was correct. Does this need to get fixed or is it still useable despite the date difference? HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 09:00, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
I expect many photos get uploaded from cameras with mis-set clocks. But this question would be best asked at the Commons Help Desk. Maproom (talk) 09:20, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
There's a warning in the Metadata section to the effect that the date/time might not be correct and it depends upon the settings within the camera. Eagleash (talk) 09:32, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Wow, I must be blind to have missed that. Thanks a lot! HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 09:39, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Setting the date and time for the camera model in the metadata. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:33, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • If the error bothers you, you can fix it, maybe. The file is a JPEG and it contains metadata in EXIF format. There are editors available to allow you to modify the data (which is one reason that you cannot trust the data in the first place!) For example, the latest GIMP has native EXIF editing, and earlier GIMPs have plugins. Depending on your OS, there are also simpler tools: google "EXIF editor". -Arch dude (talk) 20:25, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • You can and definitely should fix the date displayed at commons:File:Pittsburgh players 2009 Stanley Cup Finals.jpg#Summary. It was automatically copied from the metadata at upload time but you are free to change it with a normal edit of the file page. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:13, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

User page has been deleted[edit]

This is the user page I was using until before a hour.

Now I see the message saying "This page has been deleted. The deletion, protection, and move log for the page are provided below for reference."

I am not seeing any the deletion logs as well. I yesterday uploaded a picture, and then someone asked to add proper license, I have sent a mail to the author of the picture and waiting for the reply to forward to admin. But the user page got deleted. Someone please help me out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mohanavalli (talkcontribs) 09:27, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

The page you are looking for is [5] (on Commons, not on English Wikipedia). Rmhermen (talk) 09:44, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks lot for you help. I want to delete this picture which I uploaded twice, may this be deleted please.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mohanavalli (talkcontribs) 10:34, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Page submission[edit]


I would like to submit the following page: Draft:Niko Klansek or

The content in both pages is the same. Please, let me know if I have to do any corrections regarding references or template.

Thank you very much. I appreciate your help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by LkHk (talkcontribs) 09:53, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

@LkHk: Hello, I have left a welcome message and also some useful links at your talk page. I have also tidied up the draft a bit. (Punctuation goes before refs etc.) The image seems to have been copied from Klansek's social media pages and there is probably a copyright issue unless you have obtained the necessary permission from the copyright holder. Links to social media have been deleted per WP:ELNO. If you feel the draft is ready for mainspace, you can place {{subst:submit}} at the top of the page which will submit it for review. You should probably request deletion of the sandbox page by placing {{Db-G7}} at the top of the page. Thank you. Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~). Eagleash (talk) 10:34, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
I've deleted the sandbox version Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:48, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

How to create general links[edit]

If I wanted "religiou sister" to direct to "nun#Distinction between a nun and a religious sister", rather than to the top of this long article on all sorts of nuns, how could I make it so that this would happen? Jzsj (talk) 14:00, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

You'd use the pipe character, so [[nun#Distinction between a nun and a religious sister|religious sister]] renders as religious sister. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:07, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Virat Kohli[edit]

please correct the date of Virat Kohli' last T20 match. It is written as 18 Oct 2018. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:16, 19 February 2018‎ (UTC)

Virat Kohli (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
Convenience link. As for what the date should be, I have no idea. I would have fixed it if OP had given us a source... †dismas†|(talk) 15:21, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

how do I get to the simplified/traditional chinese Wikipedia (I mean the link, nothing is censored here)[edit]


So I see that on the left-hand side the interwiki links (on any article, pick whatever article you want as long as it's not terribly obscure) go to pages like this one首页

For example if I search for cat it goes to and then if I mouse over the chinese-looking links on the left I eventually see "Chinese" in the mouseover description, and that one links here猫

How do I choose the Simplified versus Traditional wikies? Which one is linked normally? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:AB88:2481:FC80:74F7:8967:473C:1EE6 (talk) 15:41, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

When I got to Cat, I see Classical Chinese just below Walon and above West Valm in the list, abd I see Wu Chinese just below Wolof. -Arch dude (talk) 17:40, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
See Chinese Wikipedia#Automatic_conversion_between_traditional_and_simplified_Chinese_characters. There is a single Standard Chinese version of Wikipedia, which automatically displays traditional or simplified characters depending upon your preference settings. Its article on cats is listed second to last on the Cat article. There are also separate Wikipedias for some Chinese varieties that differ significantly from Standard Chinese, including Wu, Classical and Cantonese. TSP (talk) 18:12, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Hey Arch dude. Ideally every language version of every page would be linked to in the sidebar as you describe (assuming I'm understanding your question correctly). These are linked together via our sister project Wikidata. To change the entries and add a link to a language project that is missing, you need only to click on the "edit links" button below the listed language versions. Often, if there is a link missing, it means that there has not yet been an article created in that particular language yet, and if you speak that language competently, you are welcome to add it and then add the link to it. GMGtalk 18:09, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • (I'm not the OP) Thanks for the information. To summarize for the OP:
    • There are several chinese Wikipedias, one great big one and and bunch of smaller ones. See Chinese Wikipedia.
    • The interwiki links in the left sidebar provide one link to each Wikipedia that has a corresponding article, as listed in the Wikidata item for the subject.
    • The big Chinese Wikipedia allows a user a preference for the orthography used to display an article, and another preference for some minor vocabulary variants, but it's still only one Wikipedia, so it has only one entry in the sidebar.
    • If you are logged into Wikipedia when you hit that link, the Chinese Wikipedia will serve the page based on your preferences.
    • If you are not logged in, the Chinese Wikipedia may make a guess on your preferences based on your location(?)
Formatting too strong. GMGtalk 20:37, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Got it. So without logging in I cannot see the simplified character version, since I'm being served the traditional character version? (Based on a guess by their servers). I don't really want to make an account. 2A02:AB88:2481:FC80:74F7:8967:473C:1EE6 (talk) 07:09, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

I think you should ask at the help desk of the Chinese Wikipedia, the link to which is on the left sidebar of this page. -Arch dude (talk) 07:33, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I asked it there (in English). 2A02:AB88:2481:FC80:74F7:8967:473C:1EE6 (talk) 10:58, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
The Chinese Wikipedia has a tab to select the writing system. I don't know how long the choice is remembered or what is required to remember it. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:33, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
I've answered the OP at Chinese Wikipedia, but I will post my answer here too. In Chinese Wikipedia, you should be able to switch to different text encoding/writing system even when logged out (I've just tried it). Hover to the tab located at the right side of 讨论 (talk) on the top left hand corner of every page, and a dropdown menu should appear (allows you to choose from five different options). Alex Shih (talk) 11:46, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Perfect, I replied to you on the Chinese help desk. (I asked for a translation of those options.) Thanks for the help. 2A02:AB88:2481:FC80:74F7:8967:473C:1EE6 (talk) 12:11, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

I think I made a mess[edit]

I think I made a mess by accidentally hitting a wrong key. I was trying to post a proposal for summary deletion of the new article Mutual energy principle. Please would someone with suitable Wiki editing skills fix it.Chjoaygame (talk) 17:59, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

I've properly formatted the deletion discussion page. {{3x|p}}ery (talk) 18:04, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Is there a service that allows non-university affiliated people access to academic journals and an interlibrary loan?[edit]

Wondering if something like this has been created for which, you could pay a monthly fee or something similar and get access? I figured if anyone would know if something like this, it would be other Wikipedians. :) - Scarpy (talk) 18:08, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Hey Scarpy. It doesn't really help with interlibrary loans, but if you apply at the Wikipedia Library you can request access to a number of publications that are not normally available to someone without access to a university library system. GMGtalk 18:15, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
User:GreenMeansGo Gotcha. Are you aware of anything along the lines of subscription libraries or private libraries that would facilitate and interlibrary loan service? - Scarpy (talk) 22:24, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
No Scarpy, other than going to an actual library, I'm afraid that's all I know to recommend. GMGtalk 22:30, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Second Amendment[edit]

Why does the definition of this amendment not refer to the first words contained in the paragraph, that is, “a well regulated militia”? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:35, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

If you want to read the text of the amendment, you'll find it at Second Amendment to the United States Constitution#Text. Perhaps you didn't read that far? --David Biddulph (talk) 19:03, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Interpretation of that particular phrase is covered at Second Amendment to the United States Constitution#Meaning of "well regulated militia". -- Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:27, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

where/how to request changes to particular article[edit]

What's the proper way to submit a suggestion for improvement (or request additional info be added) for a particular wikipedia article/page? Can anyone make a suggestion or does it require a wikipedia account? — Preceding unsigned comment added by CookiePJones (talkcontribs) 20:24, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

You can use the article's talk page. Ruslik_Zero 20:31, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Hey CookiePJones. Wikipedia encourages users to boldly make changes to improve the encylopedia and the vast majority of articles can be edited by anyone, including those who do not have a registered account. If these bold changes are reverted by someone else, it is expected that the users will discuss the changes on the article's talk page and reach a consensus regarding article content.
In case you have come across one of the few articles that are protected so that only more experienced editors can change them, or if you aren't comfortable technically with making the change yourself, you can request someone review your suggestion by posting it on the article's talk page, along with sources to support your suggestion, and include {{Help me}}, which will add it to a list of requests to be reviewed by experienced volunteers. GMGtalk 20:32, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Pending Changes Protection[edit]

Hello, my father has been receiving a lot of vandalism from anonymous users on his Wikipedia page: There has been harassment, insults, and completely blanking the page. Please help me create a Pending Changes Protection so this does not happen anymore! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Banvelca1890 (talkcontribs) 21:02, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

@Banvelca1890: Hello, you can make a request for protection at WP:RFPP. Eagleash (talk) 21:07, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Though I dunno if it'll work, as it's getting just like an act of vandalism every two weeks, with even less during last summer and autumn. That's actually really light vandalism. Ian.thomson (talk) 21:11, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Agreed, it's persistent but sporadic. Eagleash (talk) 21:14, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Tried to add two photos from Wiki Commons, didn't work[edit]

The edit in question: [6]

The photos in question: [7] [8]

Please help me fix any problems. Thank you. Imagine Reason (talk) 22:33, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

The images were added but they were just added after the other media. I moved the image to the left which I hope helps. --Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 22:37, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

February 20[edit]

Alessandro Victoria[edit]

I added to the website the name Alessandro Victoria Italian sculptor d.1608 but Alessandro Victoria should be a link to an existant Wikipedia page ; how to do?

VittoriaǀAlessandro Vittoria — Preceding unsigned comment added by IthinkIknow (talkcontribs) 02:01, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Alessandro Vittoria; maybe Alessandro_Vittoria Preceding unsigned comment added by IthinkIknow (talkcontribs)

"The article you're looking for doesn't exist." But it does. IthinkIknow (talk) 02:13, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

You spelled it incorrectly. I fixed it. Seems your username may be a little premature, lol. Heiro 02:20, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks links are hidden[edit]

Information to users coming here: Thanks links are currently deliberately hidden due to a bug where the wrong editor is thanked. See Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Thanks not working. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:39, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

New Page Title Typo'd[edit]

I just attempted to create the page Whitehorse Formation (Canada) and I typo'd the title as Whitehores Formation (Canada). Could someone please correct it for me? Georgialh (talk) 02:50, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

I have moved the page and added a link at top of Whitehorse Formation which is about a United States formation. PrimeHunter (talk) 03:09, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Still thinks this is a wonderful illustration of how Wikipedia works (and doesn't work). A new article can be created by someone who doesn't have the ability to fix the title. :(Naraht (talk) 21:20, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
You must be autoconfirmed to move pages but currently also to create articles: Wikipedia:Autoconfirmed article creation trial. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:03, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
@Naraht: Georgialh is WP:EXTENDEDCONFIRMED and could have moved it themself, something they have correctly done before. PrimeHunter was being helpful, and moved it for them. Why wasn't a redirect left behind and categorized as an {{R from misspelling}}? Sam Sailor 11:48, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanx, PrimeHunter, I didn't know. Sam Sailor Yes, it is a help desk. :) I use a more narrow definition for R from misspelling, that doesn't really include most typos, but rather just, "this is what I intended to type, but it turns out I was wrong on how it is spelled".Naraht (talk) 12:11, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Administrators like me can move pages without leaving a redirect which would have qualified as Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion#R3. Implausible typos. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:37, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Administrators and page movers ... {{3x|p}}ery (talk) 13:45, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you all for the info. I wasn't sure I could do it correctly and didn't want to mess it up. Your help is much appreciated. Georgialh (talk) 17:55, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Unable to edit[edit]

Bold text Why i am can not able to change any page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by A R Singhal (talkcontribs) 06:23, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

@A R Singhal: Hi, difficult to say without more information. Can you describe a particular problem you've encountered or give a link to a page where you are having difficulty. You seem to have made several edits according to your contributions. Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~). Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 06:28, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Additionally, perhaps the number of warnings, at your talk page, in respect of disruptive editing, might have something to do with it. Eagleash (talk) 06:31, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Editing the article Vasily Likhachyov[edit]

Need help. I tried to add this table to the article Vasily Likhachyov, wich was identical to similiar table from other Russian politician Mikhail Fradkov but it is not displayed properly. Tell me please what is wrong about it. {{Infobox officeholder | name = Vasily Nikolayevich Likhachyov
Василий Лихачев | birthname = Vasily Nikolayevich Likhachyov | image = Vasily Likhachev.jpg | width = 170px| caption = | nationality = Russian | office = Permanent Representative from Russian Federation in European Communities | flag = Flag of Russia.svg | term_start = 5 May1998 term_end = 11 March 2003 | predecessor = Ivan Silaev | successor = Michael Fradkov | office2 = Chair of the National Council of Tatarstan Republic | term_start2 = 1 March 1995 | term_end2 = 27 May 1998 predecessor2 = office established | successor2 = Farid Mukhametshin | office3 = Vice-president of Tatarstan Republic | term_start3 = 4 July 1991 | term_end3 = 30 March 1995 | predecessor3 = office established | successor3 = office eliminated | birth_date = (1952-01-05) 5 January 1952 (age 66) | birth_place = [[Nizhny Novgorod|Gorky, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union | death_date = | death_place = | education = Kazan State University| degree = PhD in Law, professor | spouse = Nina F. Likacheva | children = | religion = Russian Orthodoxy| profession = | party = | otherparty = | signature = | branch = | serviceyears = | rank = }} Lyupant (talk) 09:17, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Simply that the Gorky wikilink was unterminated - fixed in this edit --David Biddulph (talk) 10:19, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Adding multiple connected users[edit]

I have added 10 connected users to Talk:Frederic Thomas Nicholls without a problem but the next two are not showing, can anybody work out what I have done wrong? It's also a puzzle to me why there are so many SPA connected users on this article, socks? Theroadislong (talk) 09:23, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

As the template says "This template is capable of listing up to 10 editors". Have you tried using a separate instance of the template fo get another 10? Meters (talk) 09:31, 20 February 2018 (UTC).
Yes, that works. Meters (talk) 09:34, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Ahh thank you! It's clearly unusual to get more than 10 conflicted users! Theroadislong (talk) 10:20, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
First time I've ever seen it. Meters (talk) 10:22, 20 February 2018 (UTC)`

The World Of Tagore[edit]

i want to create a new article about a new upcoming Bollywood movie, which name is "The World Of Tagore" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mijanursrkr (talkcontribs) 09:46, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Mijanursrkr. Creating a new article is one of the harder tasks on Wikipedia, and I always advise new users to get a few months' experience improving existing articles before they try it. In any case, please start by reading your first article. Then look for reliable published sources, unconnected with the film or its producers, which have talked in depth about it. If the film is not yet made, there may not be many of these, and it may be a case of TOOSOON. If you can find several such sources, then you can start a draft. Write your draft entirely from what you find in the reliable published sources (though in your own words): remember that Wikipedia is not interested, not even a little bit, in what you know, or think, or believe, any more than it is interested in what I know or any random person on the Internet knows. All the content in an article, every single fact mentioned, should come from a reliable published source, and most of it from sources unconnected with the subject.
Looking at your sandbox, User:Mijanursrkr/sandbox/The World Of Tagore, I have blanked the "Production" section, because that is a direct copy of, in violation of copyright. You need at the very least to rewrite it in your own words; but actually, if material about the production company is relevant to the article (I am not sure that it is) it should come from a source independent of the company - Wikipedia has hardly any interest in what anybody says about themselves. When I saw that text with its "We", I at first thought you were connected with the company, but then realised it looked like a cut and paste, and went looking for the source of the copyright material. But if you are in any way connected with the company, you also need to read COI. --ColinFine (talk) 10:53, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Sir Thomas Gower, 1st Baronet[edit]

In your article on the above you state that the 1st Baronet's father was a military engineer and one time Marshal of Berwick whose name was also Thomas. I have recently found a reference that shows that tis may be the wrong assumption. The reference comes from the 'Peerage of England' Volume III, dated 1776, and gives the father of the 1st Baronet as the eldest son of Sir Thomas Marshal of Berwick. Please see following:-

Thomas eldest son of Sir Edward was constituted on the 16th of July 35 Henry VIII Receiver general of all and singular the honours &c appointed for payment of the soldiers in garison at Berwick and Supervisor of all the buildings and fortifications of that town as also the castle of Warke He was likewise Marshal of Berwick and in 1 Edward VI being Captain of a band of Light horsemen in that army which then inwaded Scotland under the command of the of Somerset he had the misfortune to be taken prisoner with Sir Ralph Bulmer Knight and Robert Crouch whom Hollinshed mentions to be men of right good courage and approved service and at this time disressed by their own too much forwardness and not by the enemies force He was afterwards made Governor of Aymouth fort six miles distant from Berwick also master of the ordnance in that expedition made into Scotland in 2 Elizabeth By his first wife Anne daughter of James Maleverer Esq he had no issue but by his second Barbara daughter to John Baxter Esq he had Thomas his son and heir Henry William and Edward Isabel Jane and Barbara Which Thomas married Mary daughter of Gabriel Fairfax of Steeton in com Ebor Esq and had issue Thomas his son and heir Robert Edward and two daughters His eldest son Thomas Gower of Stittenham was 7 eight weeks old in September 1584 and having been knighted by King James the First was created a Baronet 2 June 1620 18 Jac I He married Anne daughter and heir to John Doyley of Merton in com Oxon Esq and by her who died the 28th of Oétober 1633 and was buried in the church of St Clements Danes had issue Sir Thomas Gower his successor Doyley Gower a Colonel of Dragoons in the service of King Charles the First and other sons.

Sir Thomas Gower was knighted at Whitehall the 24th of 1730 and succeeded his father in his estate and title of Baronet He was a sufferer for his loyalty to King Charles the First having been twice High Sheriff of Yorkshire and attended on the King when he was shut out of Hull and raised a regiment of Dragoons of which his brother before mentioned was Colonel He had two wives Elizabeth daughter of Sir William Howard of Naworth Castle sister to Charles Earl of Carlisle and 2dly Frances daughter and coheir of Sir John Leveson of Haling in Kent and of Lilleshul in com Salop by Frances his wife daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Sondes of Throwley in Kent elder brother of Sir Michael Sondes Bart By which last Lady this Sir Thomas Gower had issue two sons Edward and William ancestor to the present Lord Gower also a daughter Frances

Explanation - meaning of '16th of July 35 Henry VIII' = the thirty fifth year of the reign of King Henry the 8th which calculates as 1544 (1509+35). Likewise '1 Edward VI' equates to 1547. Therefore Sir Thomas Gower Marshal of Berwick must have been born around 1520 at the latest.

This would mean that the Father of Sir Thomas Gower 1st Baronet was NOT Thomas Marshal of Berwick but his son, also called Thomas. Since the 1st Baronet was born about 1584 then IF Thomas Gower (Marshal of Berwick) had been the father then he would been aged at least sixty, unlikly for these times. thew only other explanation would have been if both father and son had been Marshal's of Berwick. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:53, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello, IP user. Thank you for your contribution. A better place to discuss it would be the talk page Talk:Sir Thomas Gower, 1st Baronet. If you can improve the article, you are welcome to edit it directly; but you may need to be cautious in this instance. Wikipedia does not accept original research: you could cite the new information you have discovered, but any kind of argumentation or conclusion is not acceptable in a Wikipedia article, unless it is summarising the argument or conclusion from a single reliably published source; so you would need to get your research published in a peer-reviewed journal, or at least one with a reputation for editorial control, before it could be inserted into the article. Since the claim that Gower was the son of Marshal is cited to Collins, that should not be removed without (at least) another reliable source that disputes it. --ColinFine (talk) 11:11, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

my article showing Draft in prefix of name[edit]

hi i wrote one article it showing draft in prefix of orticle name — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sweetsuresh777 (talkcontribs) 10:49, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Sweetsuresh777. What you have written is a draft article, Draft:ADHIRAJARAM. It is not yet an article, and if you moved it to article space now, I am not sure it would survive, as it fails in many ways to meet the criteria for an acceptable Wikipedia article. Some of the problems I see are:
  • It has some references, but they are presented as bare URLs, so it is difficult for a reader to evaluate them, and see whether or not they are the reliable independent sources that Wikipedia required. Please ss Referencing for beginners
  • The references are not cited inline, so the reader cannot tell where particular claims come from. This is required especially important in biographies of living persons.
  • The tone is unacceptable in several places: a Wikipedia article must be a neutral summary of what the reliable sources say about a subject. Any kind of advocacy is forbidden. There should be not one word in the article which is evaluative of the subject (either for or against), except in a direct quotation of a reliable source unconnected with the subject.
  • Part of it seems to be notes to yourself about how to write the article. This is fine in a draft, but unacceptable in an article.
  • There are a number of lesser problems with the formatting, such as: don't use all capitals in an article title; don't embolden a whole paragraph; there are more appropriate infoboxes, such as {{infobox politician}}.
I suggest that you read your first article carefully, as well as all the other pages I have linked to above, and start editing your draft to conform to the standards required. (Your draft is a lot better than many people's first attempt, I may say). I have added the AFC draft header to it, so when you think it is ready, you can pick the button to submit it for review.
Good luck! --ColinFine (talk) 11:28, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • ColinFine, you are mis-stating the BLP policy with respect to when inline citations are “required”. Check again, looking out for the words “challenged or likely to be challenged”. First versions of articles including BLPs are rarely required to have inline citations, as much as they are desirable. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 12:41, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
My apologies, Sweetsuresh777, I overstated that point; but my other comments still stand. Thanks, SmokeyJoe. --ColinFine (talk) 14:11, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

wikipedia page for organization[edit]

I am belonging to a company and i want to develop a wiki page for the company. Can anyone guide me to develop a page — Preceding unsigned comment added by PriyaRajasekar (talkcontribs) 12:15, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

PriyaRajasekar, post a request at Wikipedia:Requested articles for the article to be created. See also guidance for editors with conflicts of interest, also see WP:Paid editing Jimfbleak - talk to me? 13:06, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

i need to add picture[edit]

hi i want to upload image — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:41, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

See here and this policy Jimfbleak - talk to me? 13:07, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

AfC reviewing[edit]

How can I review a draft? L293D () 13:33, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Instructions are loctated at Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Reviewing instructions. --Jayron32 13:34, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

My organization's name is a link in an article - can't create page[edit]

Dear Help desk experts,

I'm trying to start editing an article about the organization I work for. Unfortunately, when I type in our name in the search bar, it leads me to an article where the organization is mentioned (NOT an article/page about my organization). Since the organization's name doesn't appear as a red link, I am not able to start creating an article about it, which is very frustrating.

The name of my organization is "International Cocoa Initiative (ICI)". The article, in which ICI is mentioned, is this one:

How do I manage to create an article about the organization itself?

Many thanks for your help on how to proceed.

Best, Marta — Preceding unsigned comment added by ICI cocoa (talkcontribs) 14:05, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

  • The answer is that you should probably not do so. Wikipedia has rather stringent conflict of interest guidelines that discourage people from creating or editing articles about entities they have a close relationship with, such as employers. --Jayron32 14:15, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
And further to the general advice regarding conflict of interest, there are mandatory requirements regarding paid editing. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:34, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Kulala page[edit]

Kulala (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Dear sir/Man

 I request you to kindly block kulala page.It has information far from truth and pointless.

The first person who created the page was the original one.But after several edits it has become a false page. source citations is also false. Kindly consider my suggestion or please revert the page back to original ,the way original author has written. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Roshani kulal (talkcontribs) 15:54, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

@Roshani kulal: It seems you have a close connection with the page and have been counselled previously in this respect. The one source currently in the page appears reliable, but if you have suggestions as to changes you wish to see made, please make them at the talk page, where you will need to provide verification for your changes. On another note please do not start a discussion in multiple locations. Thank you. Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~). Eagleash (talk) 16:20, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

@engleash sir I am thankful for your suggestions.I request you who is the superior authority to complain about a particular pages. thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Roshani kulal (talkcontribs) 15:24, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

@Roshani kulal: We are a flat organization. If you can show your complaint shows merit, then we we help you to escalate it. Until then, you're in the only place, to raise your queries, on the editing of a particular article. Aspro (talk) 18:28, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

VCSSGOC Chairman[edit]

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People silhouettes on globe, earth globe spinning on a maple level, and he created the path and dared to do something for the globe. Earth something innovative in the global platform for the India and for the universe, by selective, & quite impossible to definite possible certainties. No doubt he will be known as a unique view details and outstanding individual in the world. As the hr accounting, whit new theories will be invented by his highness, he is the founder of the VCSSGOC start up and worker of SANSARCHAAYA, Universal Peace Beggar Society, Universal Peace Force, VCSSGOC UNIVERSAL RECOMMENDATION COMMITTEE he is the thinker of CUIIAIFRFTL and CUIICRAPL. He is also the thinker of Recommendation Committee. He is working on 3800 books each translated version more than 100 languages including audio and video books. 11000 research papers, and also 125000 renowned articles on village to global issues parallel. His highness is the chief editor at core India finance & international finance and, economic and auditing journal. Chief editor of the times of united states of India and the universe times etc. And He is handling various assignments in the field of restructuring & rehabilitation of companies, takeover, mergers & acquisitions and business and brand valuation. He has specialized in the fields of accounting & audit, financial & management consulting, business valuations, mergers & acquisitions and business advisory services. And years of leadership experience in government spanning revenue via VCS-SGOC business project development and VCS-SGOC research work voluntarily, law and order via legal library web support system, development work, rural infrastructure, finance, housing & urban development, industries, municipal affairs and relief at VCS-SGOC in a open platform manner. He is associated with the development of cost & management information systems for more than 150 companies ( in implied/expressed manner ) covering more than 45 industries. In addition, he is closely associated with turning around of many large Corporate, focusing on systems improvement with cost reduction approach. He is closely involved with several national level financial institutions. Recommendations of the committee are well received / accepted, being implemented by the concerned agencies. He will be/ is associated with more than 28 high level committees as chairman / member both at national & state level at VCS-SGOC. Restructuring committee of state level PSUS, expert committee on co-op. Credit institutions, fiscal reforms implementation committee at VCS-SGOC. He will be/is also associated with the development of cost accounting record rules for many industries as a future member of informal advisory committee, determent Of corporate affairs, Government Of India. His efforts in the furtherance of costing & management accounting profession in India were recognized by the institute of cost & works accountants of India (ICWAI), ICAI, ICSI

. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Universalpublicauthority (talkcontribs) 17:40, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Lua stuff, where do I find the code?[edit]

I'm used to following template chains, but how do I look up Lua code? For instance, Template:Chart states: "{{#invoke:TreeChart|main}}". Where do I find this TreeChart code? Thanks! :) Banaticus (talk) 18:07, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Never mind, found it at Module:TreeChart. Banaticus (talk) 18:09, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Revolutionary Left[edit]

Is it possible that the article I created and submitted last year has been forgotten? It is Draft:Revolutionary Left. It was turned down for copyright infringement but that was rectified and then it was resubmitted and now nothing for two months. I know there is a backlog but all the articles submitted on the same day appear to be dealt with.Vahvistus (talk) 18:13, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

@Vahvistus: There is a current backlog of up to two months. The page appears to have ben re-submitted at the beginning of January so may still be in the system. There is a note that it has been submitted a second time but the familiar 'awaiting review' notice is missing. Has it, in fact, submitted correctly? Also there is no chronological order in the review process. Eagleash (talk) 21:02, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@Eagleash: My first draft contained a copyright violation which then had to be removed from the history before I could continue editing. When that happened I clicked resubmit but the copyright violation template dominates everything, the note that says it has been cleaned does not stand out. I am concerned that this is putting off editors when the article is safe with numerous msm references.Vahvistus (talk) 21:14, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
My mistake; I was convinced the notice was missing but it is there. You'll just have to be patient. Eagleash (talk) 21:20, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

I need help fixing an incorrect usage of Template:Refn[edit]

Hi! I just added a Refn tag to Naagin (TV series) in this edit. In place of the reference/note combination that I intended to add, I now get this error. If someone can help me figure out what I did wrong and how I can fix it, that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 18:29, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

@Noah Kastin: Fixed by adding 1= to the {{Refn}} call. The problem and its solution is explained in the first bullet point at Help:Template#Usage hints and workarounds. -- John of Reading (talk) 18:36, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@John of Reading: Thank you for fixing the problem, and for letting me know how to avoid it in the future! Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 18:39, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Bobby houston partick thistle[edit]

Inducted in to hall of fame same night as Doug Somner but does not appear on the list of inductees — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:32, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Please provide links to articles you wish to discuss. If a reliable source is available you are free to add him to the list. Thank you. Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~). Eagleash (talk) 21:05, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Looks like Template:Partick Thistle F.C. Hall of Fame Naraht (talk) 21:24, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Actually in the main article for Partick Thistle F.C.. I added a ref to the hall of fame on the team's website and added Bobby Houston. The original editor (or someone else) can add the other people on that reference page.Naraht (talk) 21:36, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Adjust infobox width[edit]

Hello, how can I adapt the width of Template:History of the British Isles to that of Template:History of England?--Boczi (talk) 20:56, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

@Boczi: When I look at e.g. England in the Late Middle Ages, the two templates have exactly the same width. (Setting the thumb File:Rivers & Caxton Presenting book to Edward IV.JPG to a width of ~260px would make it line-up nicely give or take a pixel.) Sam Sailor 12:12, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
@Sam Sailor: Thanks for posting! However, I'm sorry to say that with me, they do not have exactly the same width: Template:History of the British Isles is wider than Template:History of England, in fact, and this can be seen well exactly in the article you refer to.--Boczi (talk) 12:59, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
@Boczi: Hmm, with the Vector skin loaded, they line up nicely, but they don't with Monobook. Which skin are you using? Sam Sailor 13:11, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Classic vector (without the 2014 typo refreshment)!--Boczi (talk) 13:20, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
I just tried in Firefox and IE (Edge) as well as Chrome, and the result is still good on a PC. Perhaps posting at WP:VPT will give you more qualified response. :-) Best, Sam Sailor 13:28, 21 February 2018 (UTC)


I c annot load games — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:58, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

We don't have games.
If you were talking about games on some other platform, outside of this site, then you'll want to try the computing reference desk. Ian.thomson (talk) 21:04, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

microsoft academic template[edit]

Over the years I have published numerous articles on academics and linked through to Microsoft Academic Search using Template:AcademicSearch. This link is no longer working. Is there a template I can use for the rebranded Microsoft Academic? For example: See Peter Mitchell Grant - Peter Grant on Microsoft Academic. Thanks.Gomach (talk) 21:03, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

I updated the template to use Microsoft Academic. However all IDs changed and all articles that use it need an update. Ruslik_Zero 20:08, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

I can't thank anyone[edit]

Hi! My thank button is missing. Does anyone know why? Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 21:39, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

There's an ongoing issue and the function has been temporarily disabled. nagualdesign 21:45, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@Nagualdesign: Thank you for letting me know! I've weighed in on the issue at the link that you gave me. Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 22:03, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
With technical issues like this it's probably for the best to just leave them to it. nagualdesign 22:05, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@Nagualdesign: Agreed. There's nothing that I can do, plus I have no technical expertise at the level required, so even if I could do something about this, I'd probably be better off avoiding it. Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 22:10, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@Noah Kastin: The Thanks system is working again now. nagualdesign 23:29, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@Nagualdesign: Thank you for letting me know! Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 23:31, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

February 21[edit]

Anonymous account repeatedly removing relevant cited information[edit]

Hi, this account [9] is persistently removing relevant and accurate cited information from two related articles. I'm not sure how or where to report this or how to warn the user with an official warning. Can someone help out? Thanks! GreyGoose (talk) 04:34, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi GreyGoose, I have warmed the IP. Now since they have done it four times, if they do it again, you can report them to WP:AIV NZFC(talk) 06:31, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks very much, NZFC! GreyGoose (talk) 06:42, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

No talk page for article Six Segment Analysis[edit]

The article, Six Segment Analysis does not appear to have an active talk page. The article is tagged with a "multiple issues" template, and invites editors to discuss the issues on the talk page, but the talk page is red-linked because the talk page is not active. Can this problem be resolved? Thanks. BronHiggs (talk) 05:51, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

The problem can be solved very easily. Click on the red link Talk:Six Segment Analysis and start typing your suggestions for improvements to the article. Wikipedia is the encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Rojomoke (talk) 06:00, 21 February 2018 (UTC)


hey I am sameer and i am a usual reader of your page. I want to write a bigraphy of some one how can i do that — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sameer Rajput (talkcontribs) 12:59, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia. I'll include a welcome link on your user talk page with some useful links. Writing a new article is difficult, and we recommend that you get experience in editing existing pages before you try that; there is advice at WP:Your first article. Biographies are written only for people who are deemed notable under Wikipedia's definition, see WP:BIO. --David Biddulph (talk) 13:29, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Subject Deleted[edit]

21 feb 2018 canada

Hi this is swanny, 14 days ago i put up a article on David Camelot who is a musician with a 2nd newly released CD on itunes and spotify Face To Face who opened for the band Doug and the Slugs in RD in 2000 and was a close friend of musician Billie K. Hughes 1948-1998 and whose brother won an Emmy for his video work in 2017. I was subsequently taking down, like other articles i have tried to post with no reason or justification given. It thus pains me to make donations $ to the site when my articles are disregarded on the info and facts i am most expert on above all others.

thanks David Camelot aka swanny formerly ed jonas — Preceding unsigned comment added by Swanny (talkcontribs) 16:38, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

@Swanny: A lot of the problem is that you've made a few incorrect assumptions about Wikipedia.
1) Don't write articles about yourself or anything you're financially affiliated with. See WP:COI for more information.
2) Don't use Wikipedia for advertising or promotion. See WP:NOTPROMO. This includes using iTunes as a source, see WP:REFSPAM.
3) When you write articles, make sure you cite at least three professionally-published mainstream academic or journalistic sources that are independent of the subject but still specifically about it.
Ian.thomson (talk) 16:42, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Please Write A Real Information.. delete the Fake info of Rakeshprasad[edit]

Dear Wikipedia,

I tried helping you from getting your name defamed on this wrong information and write up about Ajendraprasadji, Acharya of Vadtal and Court judgement as well of not removing him , and your statement that Rakeshprasad is 9th acharya which is again very much wrong...

More than 1000000 Devotees across this earth are getting wrong information because of you...Your team has not cross verified these wrong contents before uploading...Also, as your supporter I wrote many things which are totally true then your team is blocking me..It's funny. Read my all messages in various form...You will come to know facts.

Also when I edited on Rakeshprasad page,  'Lynx' warned me...As if I am culprit.

Infact your Wikipedia team is faulty and culprit on publishing the wrong misleading write up..Information.

Best wishes — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2405:205:C80E:51AE:0:0:18BE:30A0 (talk) 16:58, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Editing a map[edit]

On the Clarendon Hills, Illinois map and page, one of the parks is missing. I do not know how to edit a map. It is the whole area between Colfax Avenue and Park Avenues. Its called Park Avenue Park. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:30, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Would like to see deleted material[edit]

Maybe I could learn what not to do. Maybe rhere’s another way to do it. @Diannaa: has not replied. This deals with the latest changes to Monument and memorial controversies in the United States. Thanks. deisenbe (talk) 17:32, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

  • It is exceedingly rare to have a legitimate reason to see WP:REVDEL'ed edits, but even more so here, where the only lesson to take is "do not copy-paste into Wikipedia, that is a copyright violation". Going by the edit summaries (e.g. just before this revision), text had been copied in violation of copyright from a couple of places into the article. If you are confused about why so many revisions are unavailable, that is because every revision between the introduction and the removal of the copyvio needs to be revdel'd, even if the intermediate edits were legitimate. TigraanClick here to contact me 19:11, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Lists of school massacres[edit]

Please review your lists of US school massacres. Some list the names of attackers which only makes them famous which is not appropriate. Other lists indicate the "fate of the perpetr ator" which is much more appropriate. Sharron Lee — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:600:9C80:56E3:4D32:9D93:BD97:CEFE (talk) 18:57, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Discussions about article content should occur on an article talk page. In this case, I think you want Talk:List of school massacres by death toll. --Jayron32 19:01, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Wikipedia reports on information found in reliable sources. It reports all relevant facts in a neutral manner (or should do) and names of perpetrators would not be included without a good source. I.e. the information is readily available/easily found in multiple other sources. Readers seeking information in respect of the incidents are quite likey to want to know the names of those responsible. It is unlikely that inclusion in an online encyclopedia is going to add to anyone's standing (good or bad). Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~). Eagleash (talk) 19:07, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
I too thought that might be a possibility. Eagleash (talk) 19:36, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Rendering problem[edit]

Would someone who knows who to notify, please notify him or her that this page:

does not render properly on Safari in iOS (the operating system for iPhones and iPads), both up to date. The "Ask a question" is unusable. I know how to add a new section at the bottom, but less experienced editors might not. The present page works fine. deisenbe (talk) 20:27, 21 February 2018 (UTC)