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March 16[edit]

Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers[edit]

Please help if able with 3 concerns - I would like to include the new file of 1st Earl Manvers in the top info box please. Also - can the pic of Sarah Meadows Martineau be cut off/made neater at the top. also - can ref number 9 please have the bit attached at the end without upsetting the "stepped" nature of the citation quoted. Thanks (talk) 02:52, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

  1.  Done
  2. I may crop the image as requested later today, if I have time.
  3. I've replaced "<brp>" by "<br>", and removed a linefeed. The error message on ref. 9 has gone away. I don't know if that's what you wanted. Maproom (talk) 07:49, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
 Done 2. Maproom (talk) 14:20, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Labelled images (II)[edit]

Can anybody provide further support with this issue?--Converto (talk) 09:48, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Stop certain notifications[edit]


A while ago I created pages for some new professional cricket teams in Afghanistan. I now receive a notification (in app / on site, not email) every time a user links to these pages from another page. How can I stop these? The pages in question that I created have been removed from my watch list, but I still get the notifications.

Any suggestions appreciated!


Bs1jac (talk) 11:07, 16 March 2018 (UTC)J

Bs1jac You may want to go to your Preferences, select the Notifications tab to the right, and untick "Page link": Noyster (talk), 12:24, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Noyster Ah, thank you! Bs1jac (talk) 12:28, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

coronation street plus other soaps.[edit]

coronation street is on before the water shed like the other soaps,i wish they woudent put on 2 males kissing and women kissing its offensive to my kids they say to me is it right 2 men kissing ok if you have to push this make it after 9pm when my kids are in bed.we all know its out there but i dont want it pushed in my kids face.2A02:C7D:25B9:E100:19A0:D706:4D10:AD8C (talk) 11:11, 16 March 2018 (UTC)p cullimore[1]

Hello, this is the desk for help in editing Wikipedia; it is not akin to a social media page where you can raise issues which may affect you. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 12:07, 16 March 2018 (UTC)


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Accidentally duplicated page[edit]

Hello! I apologize for the inconvenience as I am fairly new but my mistake certainly happened with the best of intentions. I saw a note on Bang Tango's history page that requested a page for each of their most popular albums instead of a redirect. I then took it upon myself to take on this task. I added more information and references to their first album Psycho Café but for their second album Dancin' On Coals, I did not realize that there was a redirect page that I could have initially edited instead of creating a whole new page. If someone could help me with a solution to this it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Thatguy1987 (talk) 13:41, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

The article you created about Dancin' On Coals had only one reference, which appeared to be infected with malware. I've deleted that reference. I see that Psycho Café has some references to the same domain, Maproom (talk) 14:08, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Maproom, I apologize for the links, I was unaware of that. I will update them immediately. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thatguy1987 (talkcontribs) 14:12, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

@Thatguy1987: Hello, and thanks for ypur efforts to improve the coverage: however, before you go much further with the task you have taken on, please read WP:NALBUM and check that each release passes. The original article in respect of Dancin' on Coals was redirected in 2009, the editor concerned stating "lacks reviews or references for notability, little more than a track listing", the new page does not seem to have addressed those issues and may possibly be nominated for deletion or redirection at review. It would be a shame to spend a lot of time creating content if it did not pass the notability guidelines, some indication of chart performance would obviously assist. Thanks. Good luck. Eagleash (talk) 15:45, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

How do I get a certain photo into this article I’m writing?[edit]

I’m trying to write a Wikipedia page for Chartmaster Infurion. I have based it around the existing code for the Aphex Twin (Richard D James) entry and have changed all the relevant information over to that which pertains to Chartmaster Infurion. However, a photo remains of Richard D James playing in Turin, and I would like to know how I could change this for a photo of Chartmaster Infurion?

The page is here, in my user talk, so far (got a lot still to do):

User_talk:Thaddeus976 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thaddeus976 (talkcontribs) 15:54, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

@Thaddeus976: to include an image in a page, type [[File:your file here|thumb|your caption here]]. See WP:IMAGE for more. L293D () 16:00, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Thaddeus976, I have moved the draft text you had in your user talk page to User:Thaddeus976/Graham Donald Warner, so that your user talk page can be used for its normal function of sending messages to you, and you posting responses. DES (talk)DESiegel Contribs 16:04, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. I’m completely new to all this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thaddeus976 (talkcontribs) 16:40, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

User Needs Help in Spanish Wikipedia in Spanish[edit]

Can someone who knows Spanish (as well as knows enough English to be reading and understanding this Help Desk) please help User:Edugraph with a problem with the Spanish Wikipedia, I think having to do with Javier Bertucci? Edugraph asked for help at DRN, but I had to close the request because it has to do with a complaint about the Spanish Wikipedia, which has its own procedures. I don't entirely understand, probably because we don't have enough of any common language to communicate. Thank you. Robert McClenon (talk) 17:59, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Already requested unblock on eswiki which as been declined by a second admin, apparently for posting English language articles and machine translations. There's nothing we can do about that here, other than suggest that they stop posting English language articles and machine translations, which has already been done on eswiki, and it doesn't seem that they've gotten the point. GMGtalk 18:21, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
User:GreenMeansGo - I am not quite sure that I understand what the issue is, but it doesn't matter, because I was only asking for help for User:Edugraph, and it appears that you are saying that they aren't paying attention.  User:Edugraph - If what you are doing is not working, try stopping. In any case, do not post machine translations.  Robert McClenon (talk) 21:10, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Well if you look at their articles created analysis tool they definitely have deleted articles with obviously innapropriate English titles for eswiki. That much anyone can verify. GMGtalk 00:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
User:GreenMeansGo and User:Robert McClenon thank you so much for your support. Apparently, the reason they blocked me was for trying to create a Spanish article, where I change the title 2 times and started Spanish article by translating from the English version. I translated 60% the first time and 35% the second time. I can translate 100% before posting, but I feel they will delete it anyway, they claim that the Spanish article version already existed, that is equivalent to the English version. I exposed my reasons but they did not answer me and blocked me right away without discussion. Three admins (bibliotecarios) worked together but they didn't give me a reasonable nor coherent reason for my blocking me Wikipedia-es. ::::Here is the thing, the next May 20th Venezuela has the presidential elections and one candidate, Javier Bertucci (, who is a pastor is being targeted with bad publicity by involving him on the panama papers, however you can see the List of people named in the Panama Papers that only includes actual beneficiaries and Javier Bertucci is not included in the English list, because he simply communicated with the lawyer firm who received the leakage on the Panama papers. We know that Wikipedia ES is the source for many people, including newspapers and reporters, for this reason, it is fair to have specific information and not to blend actual beneficiaries with people that only had a email communication with the law firm. Please see the Spanish to English translation of my Spanish Wikipedia discussion page here: The user Taichi, who blocked me handles Spanish and English and here is his page in English, you can see that he complained about me uploading a picture on English Common Wikipedia, here is his page. Thank you so much for your help. And I did not create and article with words in English in the title for Wikipedia ES--Edugraph (talk) 01:30, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Edugraph, the problem is that each project is nearly entirely separate, with it's own administrators and functionaries. You need to address the reasons given for your block on eswiki, using the eswiki unblock system. You need to do that in good faith and with substance, addressing the reasons that were given for your block, that is the only thing that anyone on enwiki can say that is going to help you. GMGtalk 01:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
User:Edugraph - Please do not continue to try to open a discussion at DRN. We have explained why we cannot help you. Please do not try to resolve your Spanish Wikipedia issue either here in the English Wikipedia or at Wikipedia Commons. We cannot help you except by giving you advice. I do not know whether you are following our advice. Robert McClenon (talk) 01:57, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
GreenMeansGo I understand that eswiki project is separate from En-wiki, but since they blocked me I can't contact any admin or librarian -librarian is the title for admin in eswiki- via talk page (or discussion page for eswiki). To my knowledge, the only way for me to be unlocked, on eswiki, is by a librarian from eswiki, and I'm reaching bilingual good librarians or admins from eswiki who can unblock and analyze my case.Thanks.
Robert McClenon I understand, but in case eswiki don't solve my issue, who oversees eswiki? Thanks--Edugraph (talk) 02:09, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
GreenMeansGo could you please approve this English article: Thanks--Edugraph (talk) 02:22, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── As a rule. We do not approve drafts that contaian substantial unsourced statement about living persons. GMGtalk 10:31, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Photo from desktop (copy) to be pasted on an existing Wikipedia page[edit]

I am trying for hours to download a .jpg photo on an existing first page of a Wikipedia site. Why is this process so complicated? Can someone guide me step-by -step rather than watching the confusing video? Thanks, Mimi — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cara Chester (talkcontribs) 20:55, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

? Have you clicked on 'save image' with your mouse? We are not mind readers. If you are having problems that millions of other users don't, it would help if you provided more details. Such as which image and why you want to download it, and for what purpose, etc. --Aspro (talk) 21:44, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
It seems to me that they're trying to upload an image, not save it. Photo from desktop to be pasted on a Wikipedia page. Uploading an image is indeed a bit of a pain. (Steps listed here). Partially this is just poor planning, but it's also partly because Wikipedia has restrictions on how and when to use non-free content. If it was as easy as uploading to, say, Imgur, removing the non-free images would become a full-time occupation. Matt Deres (talk) 16:24, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Really me[edit]

I knew for some time that someone made a Wikipedia page about me, it was not me - likely a colleague. Now I see the page is under attack by an anonymous person trying to discredit me. I am who I purport to be, and will not tolerate defamation, the page has been well edited by the community, and should be taken off the watch list. I am everything the page says I am. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cynthia Ross Friedman (talkcontribs) 21:32, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

I'm glad editors were able to help you out. I would guess that there is enough attention to your article now that any further problems will be addressed quickly. If you notice anything, please bring it up on the article talk page. --Ronz (talk) 22:08, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

March 17[edit]

Categories formatting at The Inspectre.[edit]

The categories for this page are showing up at the top as unlinked text enclosed in brackets. I'm trying to fix the links and move it to the bottom where it's supposed to go, but can't seem to figure what needs to be changed in the edit box. Can anyone figure out what's wrong? Zubizuva (talk) 02:49, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

I tried to fix it, but I couldn't either. L293D () 02:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look at it and trying. I'm baffled. Zubizuva (talk) 02:59, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
It's a problem within the inbofox. If you remove the parameters for SciFi =, startyr =, and endyr=, then the extraneous text disappears. Someone with experience editing templates may be able to help. MB 03:09, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Known problem discussed at the infobox template TP. The workaround is to use the sort=parameter, which I have done. MB 03:13, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for cleaning that up, much appreciated. Zubizuva (talk) 03:17, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

An user asked about a message, on WP:AIV[edit]

I just had an e-mail from Unblue box about it, and where can he'll refer at? Tainted-wingsz (talk) 03:31, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

The IP that Unblue reported here has already been blocked. Lourdes 03:46, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
From the e-mail, he told me; he wrote in the wrong number. (As later he posted at its talk page, then withdrawn the question.) And meant to add the right one. But when Unblue box e-mailed me, he was at some airport. And didn't had time to write in the right info. Then I continued what he asked me about it. While by this edit, looked strange; then I looked over what else they may did. But right now if I corrected it, I'll be using up my extended break time. Tainted-wingsz (talk) 05:23, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Well, then Unblue box should simply file a new AIV report with the right IP no. Lourdes 13:16, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Ah ok. But in the past the related ip had a habit to change air dates to a show that ended a time ago, but currently from the edit history they change what episodes had used in a song; was the song used for 15 episodes, etc. And changed it to 14 and 15 did not use the song. Or maybe did it moved on to a new one, and add a note saying it didn't on the episodes were it doesn't use the song's name. Tainted-wingsz (talk) 14:50, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Cliffe Castle Museum[edit]

Could you please trim the newly added file in "The Building" section on this page. Make is smaller too please, the file is titled Countess Manvers. I have tried and failed to do this. thanks (talk) 06:52, 17 March 2018 (UTC), done. if you want a different size, change the number in front of the px parameter, which I've set at 150px arbitrarily Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:17, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Tupac Shakur Wiki Page[edit]

It's disrespectful to omit the information about his & Kidada Jones relationship. It should at least include she was his last girlfriend at time if his death. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2PacKidada (talkcontribs) 09:17, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@2PacKidada: If you want to suggest improvements to the Tupac Shakur article, the best place to do that would be at Talk:Tupac Shakur.--Gronk Oz (talk) 12:22, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Tupac Shakur#September 1996 shooting says: "The bodyguard, Frank Alexander, said that Shakur had asked him to drive the car of Shakur's girlfriend, Kidada Jones, rather than accompany him." PrimeHunter (talk) 12:29, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Changing wikipedia page[edit]

in the wikipedias of mughal empresses,empress consort is given wrong.empress consort is the who is the mother of next emperor.but bega begum,saliha banu begum,nur jahan are not mothers of next i w\changed them.but they are being undone. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aditya Iyer (talkcontribs) 11:28, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@Aditya Iyer: A wikt:consort means a spouse or parther. That is also the normal meaning of empress consort. Do you have a published reliable source that the meaning is different in the Mughal empire? It sounds unlikely to me. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:27, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Printing out of Non-League Football Wikipedia websites in England-GB![edit]

I am enquiring and asking about not being able to print out Pages from British Non-League Football Wikipedia sites like the Northern Premier,Southern Premier and National League Wikipedias! If you require me to make a donation(I know you keep going with Donations)then that would be no problem as it shouldn't be free! I hope that you can help and advise me on this matter and I hope to get your reply soon! Just to mention I use the pages for my own personal use as I know you can't re-produce anything from Wilkipedia to sell! Best Wishes Statto55(MR Brian.K.Outlaw{England-GB} — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stats55 (talkcontribs) 13:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Stats55, in fact you can use Wikipedia pages for any purpose including commercial, see Wikipedia:Text of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
What happens when you try to print out the pages? Could you give an example of a page that you cannot print? Dbfirs 16:34, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

How to change article title[edit]

I have an article under review (Draft:Cam Ne). I need to change the article title from "Cam Ne" to "Incident at Cam Ne" as the article is about the incident, not the geographical place. I can't see how to do this using the EDIT screen. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peter Brush (talkcontribs) 15:58, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@Peter Brush: Page titles are changed by moving to a new location. This is available via the 'more' tab at the top of the page. Your account should be able to perform this. Eagleash (talk) 16:18, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

I am able to get to the MOVE screen. I changed the MOVE type to (Article), but I cannot address the "New Title:" field -- I am unable to enter the text of the new title in that field. Peter Brush (talk) 17:46, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Disregard the above question. I found the answer. Thank you. Peter Brush (talk) 17:49, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Peter Brush did you really intend to remove the page from the review process? If not, you should return it to Draft-space. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 17:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

No, I did not intend to remove the page from the review process. Peter Brush (talk) 15:03, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Terry L DUNN[edit]

Why was I deleted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:2530:F7C9:3402:C988:B7FA:1F53 (talk) 17:13, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

It was deleted for being promotional (promotional articles go against our policies). I see that it was edited by DunnPSC, who I can only assume is you or an employee of yours (which violates our policies on conflicts of interest, BTW). If you hadn't edited the article, there's a chance that it wouldn't've been deleted. Ian.thomson (talk) 17:39, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
I've deleted the sandbox too, basically a self-serving vanity page telling us how successful he's been rather than the factual article we require. Examples include That experience taught him to make prudent financial decisions... he is fully committed to serving the public interest. Most of the text is unreferenced, and the references he does provide are to conservative political organisations that he belongs to, not independent verifiable sources. DunnPSC, before attempting to write an article again, read Your first article. WP:COI and WP:Autobiography Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:02, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Page does not sync after I edit.[edit]

Why What happened. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:44, 17 March 2018 (UTC) (talk) 17:48, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

You will need to let us know when and where this happened, preferably using a diff. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:36, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

How to fix the incorrect text accompanying the mobile-view 'Related Pages' links?[edit]


In the 'related pages' for the mobile view for Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, the text describing two of the links is incorrect; in one 'ugandan' isn't capitalized, and another describes the target as a 'proestess' (which is kind of funny as she was a prostitute and a priestess, so ...)

Where does this text come from? How to fix it?

Thanks. Saintrain (talk) 18:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

It's from Wikidata. See Wikipedia:FAQ/Editing#How do I edit mobile subtitles? PrimeHunter (talk) 19:07, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Saintrain (talk) 20:32, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Is there no way to keep such Wikidata errors/junk out of our articles? Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:12, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

How to cite websites[edit]

With last and first name, do you mean the basic full name of the person who's editing or the website? I am new to this so I do not understand on how to cite a website on on Wikipedia. Some websites are different on how to source the sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oliv-WAlker2205 (talkcontribs) 21:48, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@Oliv-WAlker2205: Citations should be the author of the source, not the person editing the article on this site. Ian.thomson (talk) 21:59, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
The template {{cite web}} should help. See Help:cite web for details, or just copy this:

{{cite web |url= |title= |last= |first= |date= |website= |publisher= |access-date= |quote= }} and fill in the details. Dbfirs 17:32, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Help with award template[edit]

[1] I'm trying to put the awards in the awards section, but for whatever reason they are appearing at the very bottom of the page. In the source they are in the correct section, but on the visually they aren't. What Am I doing wrong? 💵💵💵💵Talk 23:34, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@Money moji: Hello, there was a misplaced dash in the closing |}. Eagleash (talk) 00:07, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks!💵💵💵💵Talk 00:08, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

March 18[edit]

? Infiniti fx35?[edit]

How do I get information on the infiniti fx35 suv? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:09, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

A simple way of getting information would be by reading this. If you want more, you can also perform a Google search by typing "Infinity FX35" on a Google search box and clicking enter. L293D () 02:14, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Article does not appear in public access[edit]

Help solve the problem, she posted an article on March 6, about a significant person, but she has not yet appeared in the public domain. However, there are no edits from other editors, or notifications. I just do not understand what to do. Here is this page: Thank you! Anzela Mikoyan (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 10:25, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

@Anzela Mikoyan: The page currently exists as a draft; it is not a published article. If you consider that it is ready for mainspace (publication) you can place {{subst:submit}} at the top of the page, although this should ideally be done by the editor who created the page. Please note, the review process is currently backlogged and it may take several weeks. Furthermore, articles in draftspace are not indexed by search engines and new articles are not either, until they have been reviewed or for 90 days, whichever is the shorter period. Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~). Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 10:39, 18 March 2018 (UTC)


I was reading your Kwanzaa page and it said the corn was decoration. Actually it represents the children in that household, the colors represent : red- the bloodshed in the motherland of Africa , the green represents the land. Black the people . Is one description but the official website states:The colors of Kwanzaa are black, red and green; black for the people, red for their struggle, and green for the future and hope that comes from their struggle. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1:C557:213F:DC0A:5CA0:9EBC:D57E (talk) 11:11, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Hello, you are free to edit the page, with the proviso that you must provide a reliable source for any changes you wish to make. You can also propose and/or discuss changes at the article talk page. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 11:15, 18 March 2018 (UTC)


The XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF) has updated the logo some months ago (a little update from original). I have created the new SVG file for replace: commons:File:XMPP_logo.svg. How I can do update the logo? Thanks in advance. Lbocquet (talk) 14:29, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Lbocquet: I have updated the image for you. In case next time, when you want replace an image with updated version just search for the image code in the editing window and change it with the new name. –Ammarpad (talk) 15:24, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Ammarpad You have not understand, I have the new file on my computer... to update the logo on Lbocquet (talk) 10:33, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Hello, Lbocquet. If you go to the Commons page you linked to above, there is a link in the "File History" section that says "Upload a new version of this file". --ColinFine (talk) 11:22, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks ColinFine but I have "You cannot overwrite this file." :/ Lbocquet (talk) 12:20, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
@Lbocquet: Your account must be at least four days old at Commons to get "Upload a new version of this file" when you are not the original uploader. If you link to an online version of the image then somebody else can do it. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:36, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks PrimeHunter Ok, I will wait a little time to update, I will update soon, and I will informed you here :) Lbocquet (talk) 20:55, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Someone threating violance and change khaga History Article[edit]

Sir please correct this correction some Below Cast People Changed Our History — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pradeep Suryavanshi (talkcontribs) 16:45, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Nobody's making any threats Pradeep Suryavanshi. Those of us who have removed the History section from the article on Khaga have done so because it cites no sources for the information, and therefore fails our requirements on verifiability. Please do not restore the section again without appropriate references, the talk page of the article is available for you to make your points, but please do so politely: Noyster (talk), 18:34, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

How Can I upload a profile and write a biography[edit]

Good day, Could you please send to me a link which is showing me How to upload a photo and Write biography? I'm stuck on wikimedia please we need your help — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gadanetwork (talkcontribs) 17:07, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

You can write a biography of someone else, with references, but you should not write an autobiography, that is, a biography of yourself.--Dthomsen8 (talk) 18:42, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Autobiography is a helpful warning for this matter.--Dthomsen8 (talk) 18:47, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Page Curation[edit]

I just added "importScript('User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js'); // Linkback: User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js" to my common.js file but the toolbar is not appearing. Is that normal? I heard that even non-NPRs could have the page curation tool. L293D () 18:16, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Page Curation says:

"Page curation provides two main features:

  1. the New Pages Feed, a dynamic list of new pages for review by community patrollers.
  2. the Curation Toolbar, an optional panel on articles that enables editors to review them more effectively."
The only thing the script does is add a link saying "Page Curation" to the left of "Preferences" at top of any page. It's a normal piped link to Special:NewPagesFeed and does not add the Curation Toolbar which is only available to new page reviewers and administrators, it may cause confusion that the term "Page Curation" is sometimes used only about the Curation Toolbar and its functions, and not about the New Pages Feed everybody can see at Special:NewPagesFeed (new page reviewers and admins see some extra things there). PrimeHunter (talk) 20:36, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
So basically, I can't add tags to new articles or do anything else with the page curation toolbar until I have the right. L293D () 20:42, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

EBSCO Information Services[edit]

Do we Wikipedians have access to EBSCO Information Services? There is an eBook there I would like to access.--Dthomsen8 (talk) 18:39, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:EBSCO. It gives information about obtaining free access to EBSCO via the Wikipedia Library. If you decide to apply, note the "Signups have moved!" box at the top of the page; it contains a link to the new application process. Eddie Blick (talk) 19:25, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

False information[edit]

How do I correct misinformation on a particular topic without the threat of being banned? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:04, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

If you are talking about Greenbrier High School (Arkansas) I suggest taking it up on the talk page: Talk:Greenbrier High School (Arkansas). HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 19:05, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Also, provide reliable sources for any changes you wish to see made. Eagleash (talk) 19:09, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

March 19[edit]

enoch powell rivers of blood speech 20th april 1968[edit]

I have read the long item on the above and think it is important to mention that the speech was given on Adolf Hitler's birth date 20th April,David Edger's play DESTINY must be mentioned as it is relevant.Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:52, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Hello, IP user. If you can find a reliable published source that specifically makes that point, then you can add the information to the article, citing the source. If not, then this is original research which is not allowed in Wikipedia articles. --ColinFine (talk) 11:26, 19 March 2018 (UTC)


Just a simple question, is there any way to exclude one's own edits from their watchlist? I find that my watchlist has become just more and more redundant to my contributions page if anything, since its basically 90% my own edits and 10% others' edits. I mostly have to laser-focus myself onto the watchlist just to see other people's edits to the pages I watch. – PhilipTerryGraham (talk · contribs · count) 04:33, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Hello, you should find what you want on Help:watchlist. Irma2403 (talk) 06:42, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi, @PhilipTerryGraham: This is already available feature in User Preferences. Just navigate to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-watchlist and under "Advanced options" you'll see Hide my edits from the watchlist option; just tick the box next to it and you can explore more options there.–Ammarpad (talk) 06:51, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
@Ammarpad: I've tested tis out, but this doesn't seem to work. I checked "Hide my edits from the watchlist" and saved my settings, though my edits are still popping up on my watchlist... Is there a delay of a few hours to update it or something like that? :/ – PhilipTerryGraham (talk · contribs · count) 17:03, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
@Ammarpad: I may have figured out why the settings aren't working. I'm currently using the "New filters for edit review" beta feature. Though, it's been ages since I started using it that I forgot that it was a beta feature. Forgive me for forgetting to mention that! Haha! I'm still annoyed that there doesn't seem to be a filter to exclude my own edits, though, unless there is, and I simply missed it upon searching for it? – PhilipTerryGraham (talk · contribs · count) 17:11, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
@Ammarpad: Here's the third and final of the watchlist fairy tale. I found through the discussion forums for the beta feature that there is indeed a filter for it, but it was a weird non-traditional way where it was a switch filter between "Changes by you" and "Changes by others", and it wasn't immediately clear that it was such a switch filter. Anyways, my problems have been solved now! Thanks for your input, nonetheless! :) – PhilipTerryGraham (talk · contribs · count) 17:16, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Auto WikiProject Tool?[edit]

Hello, occasionally I help sort articles to respective WikiProjects and categories. I am wondering is there a tool that helps add articles to WikiProjects quickly? Currently, I try to think of all relevant Wikiprojects and add them manually. It would be great if there was something to speed to process along. If you have any suggestions, tips, or answers please ping me. Best and thanks, Classicwiki (talk) If you reply here, please ping me. 05:04, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

@Classicwiki: I find Rater very helpful. Not sure if this is what you are after though. Triptothecottage (talk) 02:41, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Logo / Icon Change[edit]


I am trying to change the icon/logo on the Newcastle Diamonds page however it will not allow me, please can you help? Attached is the new image. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Craigbrockuk (talkcontribs) 10:06, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Craigbrockuk. As long as the new version of the logo meets all the criteria in NFCC, you can upload it by going to File:Newcastlediamonds.png and picking "Upload a new version of this file". --ColinFine (talk) 11:31, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
@Craigbrockuk: Your account has to make one more edit anywhere to get the option "Upload a new version of this file". The option can only be used if it's a png file. Is it PrimeHunter (talk) 11:55, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Hello ColinFine no it is not that version. I have made around 10 edits since joining but still do not see that option — Preceding unsigned comment added by Craigbrockuk (talkcontribs) 12:09, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

That message was your 10th edit, so you wouldn't have seen the option before that (and please remember to sign). --David Biddulph (talk) 12:12, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Removing self and child from wikipedia[edit]

I would like to know how I may have my infant daughter and myself removed from a Wikipedia page pending publishing. I did not consent to having either of our information posted, and am requesting removal. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:204:C001:2B2:3C97:3EC5:753B:FC22 (talk) 11:53, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Please direct us to the page or image and we will see to it.--Aspro (talk) 12:04, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
It is hard to say anything certain with so little info, but WP:BLPSELF may be of help to you. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 12:28, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
If the unpublished article contains libellous statements, or if it has inappropriate information about your daughter and she is not WP:Notable, then don't post a link here, but e-mail for oversight. In general, you do not have control over what goes into an article about yourself if it is referenced to WP:Reliable sources, so don't ask for oversight unless you have a strong case, it might be simpler just to contact the editor of the article and ask for the information to be removed. Dbfirs 21:57, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Resolve multiple issues[edit]

I wrote an article titled "Cam Ne Incident." It has multiple issues. I want to resolve them, The banner says these issues can be discussed on the talk page, but I don't know how to do that -- discuss the issues on a talk page. The first issue listed is an unclear citation style. I'd be glad to clear that up if I knew the problem. Whinnen (talk) 12:37, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

You have flip-flopped between templated style ({{cite web}}, etc) and untemplated style. Pick one and stick to it.
Trappist the monk (talk) 12:48, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
If you are reading the article Cam Ne Incident, the tap at the top of the page saying "Talk" will take you to Talk:Cam Ne Incident, and on that page the tab "New section" will let you start a new section. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:13, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
@Whinnen and David Biddulph: The 'News section' link may also be displayed as a single '+' sign. --CiaPan (talk) 16:00, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

revised draft "Hanns Fischer - Physicist and Professors.[edit]

Please let me know what happened to my revision of "Hanns Fischer - Physicist and Professor" for which I have received (and mentioned in the references) all copyrights needed to the sections reproduced from published articles. Tony Kaiser (talk) 13:40, 19 March 2018 (UTC)Thank you and regards, Tony Kaiser

Do you mean this Draft:Hanns Fischer It was moved to this location, sandboxes are not safe places to keep stuff. - X201 (talk) 14:21, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

create a page[edit]

How do I create a page for a leading business executive? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gwalsh1025 (talkcontribs) 13:56, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

You need to read the advice at WP:Notability (people) and WP:Your first article. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:09, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

User talk page warnings[edit]

If a user received their 4 warnings, then got blocked for a certain amount of time, and vandalized a page AFTER the block, would the block reset the warning level or would you go straight to the highest level?--SkyGazer 512 talk / contributions / subpages 15:01, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Hey SkyGazer 512. Assuming it's obvious vandalism, and it's a registered account, you can probably just report them to WP:AIV with something to the effect of "resumption of vandalism following the expiration of previous block", and that should do just fine. If it is an IP address, then often each "editing session" has to be treated as if it were a unique human behind the keyboard, because IP addresses can be shared or dynamic, meaning this human in particular may actually be getting warned for the first time. GMGtalk 15:06, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi GreenMeansGo, thanks for replying. It was an IP address that I was warning. Are you saying that if it is an IP address I should start over with level 1?--SkyGazer 512 talk / contributions / subpages 15:17, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Hey SkyGazer 512. Overall, yes... well, mostly. Unless you have a behavioral reason to justify saying that the IP address belongs to the same person as before. So, for example, if the IP vandalized a couple of particularly obscure article, and after a 24 hour block, returned to vandalize the same articles in the same way. You could then fairly well assume that it's the same person as before, who has already been warned and blocked, and returned to vandalize anyway.
Other than something like that, you would warn them as normal. That doesn't always mean starting with level one and going 1, 2, 3, 4. If the vandalism is pretty bad, and not just your run of the mill bored teenager, then it's perfectly acceptable to start right off with a level 2-4 warning rather than a level one. So, for example, if you had user inserting violent racial epithets into articles, or gratuitous sexual content/imagery, you would generally not start out with a level one warning, and may not need to warn at all, depending on the severity, this is especially true with regard to adding highly contentious material about living persons. GMGtalk 15:33, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
You can use the "Geolocate" link at the foot of the IP's contribution page to get an indication as to whether it is a static or dynamic IP, and you can look at the contribution record to see whether the same or similar pages are being edited to get a clue as to whether it is likely to be the same person. --David Biddulph (talk) 15:34, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
So if the IP was making the same disruptive edits on the same article after getting blocked, what would the best warning level be?--SkyGazer 512 talk / contributions / subpages 15:35, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Straight to WP:AIV. --David Biddulph (talk) 15:52, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
I agree, no need to do any warnings, they are well aware of the consequences of vandalism. ~ GB fan 16:04, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Edit summary legend[edit]

Can somebody please explain to me the exact difference between WP:Edit summary legend#Copy edit and (right below) WP:Edit summary legend#Correction? Thanks a lot in advance for any support! Best wishes--Converto (talk) 17:11, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

@Converto: Edit summaries is not an exact science. "cr" is rarely used and may not be understood by others. I write "correct". cr/correct is only meant for correction of errors while ce/copyedit can be all types of copy editing, e.g. better formulations or adherence to guidelines. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:20, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much!--Converto (talk) 20:22, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error ref no input. Mary Edwards Walker. Please Correct my citing error! Thank you. Slade Watson[edit]

You added <ref> ..... </ref> tags with nothing in between. See WP:Referencing for beginners for the method. If you use Visual Editor then Help:Introduction to referencing with VisualEditor/2 provides guidance. Dbfirs 21:42, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

I am trying to add a famous person or person of notoriety[edit]

I'm new to Wikipeda and I am trying to find out how to add a famous person or person of Notoriety to Wikipedia that is not listed on the site and I do not know how to do this do you have any suggestions? Thanks, Josh Paul — Preceding unsigned comment added by TeenieTim (talkcontribs) 22:35, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Hello, TeenieTim. Writing a new article is among the harder tasks in Wikipedia, and I also advise people to spend a few months improving existing articles before they try. When you want to progress to creation, I suggest you read your first article. By the way, I suspect you mean "notability" (which has a very particular meaning in Wikipedia) rather than "notoriety". --ColinFine (talk) 22:55, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Update logo for International Campaign for Tibet[edit]


I would like to request a change to the logo for the International Campaign for Tibet: [[2]]

The logo has recently been updated as seen on their website:

A file for the new logo can be found here:

Thank you, SaveTibetOrgICT SaveTibetOrgICT (talk) 22:59, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

A more pressing issue is that the article lacks independent sources, much less in-depth coverage (which it needs to continue to exist). I looked on Google News and only found passing mentions in articles that were about some other topic. Ian.thomson (talk) 23:09, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Error in tagline of article[edit]

For the page on Duff Goldman, who is a pastry chef, appears a subtitle of "American musician." See [3] This screenshot was taken on the Android app version of Wikipedia. Oddly, I don't know where this "American musician" text appears in the article, and I would like to change it because it is not true. Any ideas? Thanks Piguy101 (talk) 23:19, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

It's from Wikidata. See Wikipedia:FAQ/Editing#How do I edit mobile subtitles? PrimeHunter (talk) 23:28, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: Excellent, thank you so much! That did the trick and I fixed the article. Piguy101 (talk) 23:39, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

March 20[edit]

I was working on an article and I accidentally closed the tab. Can I get it back?[edit]

Earlier today, I was working on a page, but unfortunately, I accidentally closed the tab after repeatedly pressing "publish," but getting errors about the chart I was using.

Is there any way I can retrieve that information? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Angel-CRTC (talkcontribs) 00:43, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

@Angel-CRTC: You are in luck. It would normally be gone but attempted saves triggered edit filters which stored it. See [4] and click "details" or "examine". PrimeHunter (talk) 00:55, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

@PrimeHunter: Thanks so much for the help! :) I'm also having trouble with the Wikipedia page saving/publishing. It keeps giving me the following error: "An automated filter has prevented you from adding a chart listing that is not permitted on Wikipedia. Please see Wikipedia:Record charts to learn more about what types of charts are allowed. If you were not attempting to insert such material, then please report this error." The problem here is that when I attempt to report the page, I am unable to post a link to the unpublished Wikipedia article since its automatically deleted. What shall I do? Angel-CRTC (talk) 02:22, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

@Angel-CRTC: You try to link An edit filter about charts has a rule against, apparently because those forums are also used for unwanted charts. I haven't examined the context or poster but using forum posts as sources is usually against WP:SELFPUBLISH. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:26, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

@PrimeHunter: Thanks so much for the help, again! You're incredible :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Angel-CRTC (talkcontribs) 02:34, 20 March 2018 (UTC)