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April 22[edit]

Requesting Move for AfC Draft?[edit]

I'm creating a new article right now, and realized too late that the proper name of the article should be something else. Should I put in a request to move the article now, before it is accepted through AfC review, or is there another avenue that is more appropriate?

This is for the page Draft:Dropout_TV, and the title ought to just be Dropout.

Thanks in advance! ChunyangD (talk) 04:26, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

ChunyangD, The title Dropout is already taken by a disambiguation page, so I suggest not using that title because you wouldn't be able to anyway when it's accepted. Your account isn't completely new, so you should be allowed to use the Special:MovePage feature to move pages yourself, and as far as I know, there's no rule against moving pages marked for review, there should be no problems just doing it. I've gone ahead and moved the draft to for now though. Alpha3031 (tc) 04:35, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @ChunyangD: It can be moved now; Otherwise, articles can (and often are) also be renamed when they're accepted at AfC. However, Dropout is a disambiguation page (a page listing articles that could be referred to by the term "dropout"), so you can't move it there (as it isn't the overwhelmingly primary topic for that word). You could leave it be, or I could move it to something like "Dropout (media service provider)" or "Dropout (video network)" if you want. LittlePuppers (talk) 04:37, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you both for the quick responses! Ah yes, @Alpha3031 I didn't realize I had access to the MovePage feature... my editing has been sporadic over the past years. And thank you for the initial move to I still need to figure out what the preferred stylization of the service should be. I might end up taking @LittlePuppers advice and use Dropout (media service provider) as that seems closest to how the service brands itself. ChunyangD (talk) 04:44, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

How drafts works?[edit]

Hi, I'am a Spanish Wikipedia user, and I try to create an article here, in English Wikipedia, but I'm not sure how to make it. The article (Draft:Indira Murillo) is just a "draft", in Spanish Wikipedia we don't have such thing, so I'm confused. Need some help, please. Thanks!!

JohnnyStar (talk) 05:46, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi JohnnyStar. If you put {{subst:submit}} at the top of your article, it'll put your draft into the review queue, and an AfC reviewer will be around to either make it into a regular article (by moving it) or tell you what you need to do to meet our criteria for inclusion (mostly WP:Notability). This might take up to a few months because there are many drafts in the queue right now (~3000), but usually drafts are reviewed within a few days. Good luck! Alpha3031 (tc) 06:03, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Many thanks!!! JohnnyStar (talk) 06:10, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi JohnnyStar, I have reviewed and accepted it, thanks for contributing to Wikipedia. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 20:08, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Dodger67, many thanks!! I will try to continue contributing. JohnnyStar (talk) 22:35, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Using Wikipedia via a VPN[edit]


In three days I will be going to Turkey for two weeks. I know that Wikipedia is banned there but I do have a VPN (Windscribe) to bypass the ban. However, last time I was there I used Windscribe to access Wikipedia and I got an IP ban that I had to appeal to overturn. I am wondering that if I access Wikipedia via a VPN will I get another IP ban? And if so, is there any other way to access the site?

Thank you, Central Data Bank (talk) 07:58, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

If you were given an IP block exemption it should still be in effect; if not you can request one following the instructions at that link. 331dot (talk) 08:03, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Central Data Bank, before someone granted you temporary IP block exemption. I have reinstated that for you. It will expire in 3 weeks. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 13:54, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Incorrectly indexed data[edit]

Query "all people in 1972 presidential election" (or various forms thereof) - Wiki will never reply with the list of the names of all persons who attempted to become president. No, altering query or subject to "nomination" or "primaries" doesn't present the list as a result either.

In the common vernacular the phrasing "all people who ran for president in YEAR" should give this list -- ONLY if you add the word "election" should one receive the final contenders, the persons who received their party's nomination. But whoever set it up now & whoever has entered data now has all queries regarding CAMPAIGN to be answered to ELECTION.

CAMPAIGN or RACE and all things "1972 presidential" sans word "ELECTION" should list all things related up to the general election, and then reference the election. Should start with a list of all candidates - not 1 name here, another 3 lines later, another 4 paragraphs after that. They are all in the same elections, same race, same campaign -- someone was a nutter to set it up as it is now!

To make a single question: How many people were in each of the races in the 70s after Watergate? - it took over 2 hours to find the answer on your so-called "encyclopedia."

On Britannica? 1 query for each election.

You try it. Find out when the 1st woman ran a campaign for president. Now the 1st black woman.

See if you can do it in under an hour (and no cheating using Google or a book!!) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:59, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Firstly, according to List of elections in 1972 there were arond sixty elections that year - which one are you referring to? Secondly, if you have spotted an article that you think needs to be written - then go ahead and write it. That is how a volunteer project like Wikipedia works.--Gronk Oz (talk) 12:01, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Parsing a string as English language and producing an accurate answer is extremely difficult for a computer program. Wikipedia's search box does not attempt to do it. It just searches our articles for the words unless certain parameters are used. If there is a navigation template listing the subjects and you know the template name like Template:1972 United States presidential election then you can say hastemplate:"1972 United States presidential election". incategory: or linksto: can also sometimes help. See more at Help:Searching. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:30, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
There are several issues here. 1) Most fundamentally, the title of this tirade is not valid as to does not discuss "incorrect" indexing all. The OP did not get an incorrect result. 2) Britannica is a lot smaller than Wikipedia, so it's easier for them to search. 3) We do not consider this to be part of our mission. There no reason not to use Google or some other entity that specializes in search. Since Wikipedia is completely open to allow these searches (as Britannica is not) we don't need an organic search capability. 4) We have a sister project, Wikidata, for structured data. It has very powerful generalized search capability. -Arch dude (talk) 17:18, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
If, as PrimeHunter suggests, the election in question is the 1972 United States presidential election then that article contains lists of all people who officially nominated as candidates. The list is split into three - Democrats, Republicans, and Other. I am not clear whether that satisfies the original question about "all persons who attempted to become president" is not clear - I expect many people tried but did not it make it as far as nominating. If the reader is looking for those, the question would need to be clarified.
For the second part of the question, you will find related information at Women_in_government#Historic_firsts_for_women_in_government. It does not mention women nominating for election, but it does mention the first woman who became president - Isabel Perón, of Argentina (1974–1976).--Gronk Oz (talk) 04:36, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Edits Not Displayed[edit]

Dear Wikipedia Team,

Few days ago, I updated the Wikipedia page of an organisation, Association for Democratic Reforms, where I work. Upon visiting the page today, I could not find those edits. Please take this into your consideration and update the content as per my edits.

Thank You — Preceding unsigned comment added by NandiniRaj1994 (talkcontribs) 11:28, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi NandiniRaj1994. Your edits (you can see this on the "view history tab" on the article-page) was reverted by a "bot", probably because you added WP:EXTERNAL LINKS to several social media in the article text, and this is generally a no-no on WP. Text like "To receive our press releases, join our google groups" is not fitting for a WP-article, nor are your phonenumbers etc. Take the time to read Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 11:59, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
[Edit Conflict] @NandiniRaj1994:, please also read carefully the following sets of guidelines: WP:PAID, WP:RS and WP:CITE. Having done so, you may understand why your edits were reverted and why you should not be seeking to edit the article directly, but rather providing cites to Reliable sources in the articles Talk page and requesting other disinterested editors to evaluate them. Please note in particular that WP:COI and WP:PAID require that you place appropriate declarations on your User page (which you can create simply by clicking on that red link and typing something): non-compliance with this requirement could result in your being blocked or banned from EnWikipedia. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 12:03, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Moving Categories[edit]

Are extendedconfirmed users not allowed to move categories anymore? SportsFan007 (talk) 13:09, 22 April 2019 (UTC)SportsFan007

Only administrators and page movers have the move-categorypages right at Special:ListGroupRights. I don't know whether extendedconfirmed users ever did. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:55, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
I think Users used to have move-categorypages, at least according to my project (I'm sure I didn't adjust that). - FlightTime (open channel) 15:16, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Something has changed. On 2 November 2018 I moved Category:Censuses in Trasnistria, even though I've never been an administrator or page mover. -- John of Reading (talk) 16:22, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
It changed at phab:T219261 after Wikipedia talk:Categories for discussion#RfC: Restrict technical ability to move categories. Before that autoconfirmed users could move category pages. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:37, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

atheist church[edit]

Currently a search on these terms redirects to the Sunday Assembly, which doesn't even really like to use the term "atheist" and the NYC community actually split over this issue. PLUS there are several other atheist churches. I don't know how to fix this. It should be fixed as a google search on atheist church returns over 28 million hits and most are not the Sunday Assembly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Xenomed (talkcontribs) 13:55, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi Xenomed. I took a quick look, and see no obvious "solution". Per WP-philosophy, atheist church should lead to an article with that title, or, like in this case, somewhere the reader is probably looking for. If there are several "atheist churches" with articles one can create a "disambiguation page" like Apostle (disambiguation). What the org itself wants to be called matters less in WP-land than what independent sources calls it. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 14:42, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Ideally someone should make an article about the broader topic, rather than just redirecting it to one congregation. I remember a few years ago reading an article (maybe in Newsweek, back when it was a real news magazine?) about atheist churches in general being a new movement.  It would be a good source to start an article. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 14:54, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
I've nominated this for a broader discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2019 April 22#Atheist church. MB 15:41, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • On a point of order: notice that redirect titles do not necessarily need to be neutral. Hence, the fact that members of the community feel it does not adequately describe them is not relevant if a large fraction of the public designate them by that term, and it is not too outrageous. Of course, whether the redirect is actually to a subtopic (when a larger article should be written) is another debate (see RfD discussion). TigraanClick here to contact me 13:08, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Reliable source?[edit]

Hi, an editor added to the article on Albert Camus that Camus lived in Lourmarin, Vaucluse, France and cited as a source "Michelin Green Guide 2017: Provence (English Version), page 346". Is a tourist guide a reliable source? Can Michelin be trusted for biographical facts of Camus' life? - Epinoia (talk) 15:08, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi Epinoia. I'd say a Michelin_Guide#Green_Guides could be an RS on this, it seems reasonably uncontroversial. If sources conflict, something like a good biography would be a better source, but this one doesn't seem awful. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 20:31, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
- Gråbergs Gråa Sång - ok, thanks for the response - Epinoia (talk) 20:34, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Is this a COI, or appropriate use of a draft article?[edit]

Just noticed this, after an edit was reverted on Line of Duty. The editor in question seems to be the actor himself, or at least somebody representing the actor - they've set up a draft that is pretty much a CV: User:ChrisWilsonxx1x/Chris Wilson (actor).

Apart from the usual COI template, what would be the best way of dealing with this? Chaheel Riens (talk) 19:23, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Chaheel Riens it's a copyright violation, now tagged for deletion. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 19:48, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
And the username has been sent to WP:UAA. - FlightTime (open channel) 19:51, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Can I remove a biographic article, as requested by the person in question?[edit]

Hi, I have an acquaintance who does not want to have a biographic article of his on Wikipedia, especially a WP in a certain language. Is it possible to request its removal to an administrator? What are the requirements? Thank you Iñaki LL (talk) 19:47, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Iñaki LL. On English Wikipedia, an article can be deleted only if it meets the criteria for Deletion: principally, that there are not adequate published sources to base an article on. The wishes of the subject are almost irrelevant, because an article will only be possible if sufficient material about them has already been published elsewhere. For other language Wikipedias, I'm afraid that you would have to ask at the relevant Wikipedia: each is a separate project, with different rules, and possibly different criteria for deletion. --ColinFine (talk) 20:12, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Hello, Iñaki LL. On en-WP, the "rule" is WP:BLPREQUESTDELETE. Basically, if your friend is not very well known (in the opinion of the WP-editors who wish to comment), an article can be deleted. To attempt this, start a Wikipedia:Articles for deletion discussion with something like "Hi, I am X, this article is about me and I would like it deleted, please."On other language WP:s, similar or different rules may apply, you'll have to ask there. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 20:22, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks both for your replies! Iñaki LL (talk) 21:31, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Marital status[edit]

Hi, i am divorced and engaged to a new partner.

How can I change this on my wiki profile — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:40, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

In Wikipedia, the articles are not referred to as profiles but instead as articles. The information in those articles should be referenced to reliable sources for that information. If there is some reliable source saying that the subject of an article is divorced, then we can put that information (with the reference) into the article. Which article are you referring to? †dismas†|(talk) 21:39, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Suggest it on the talkpage of the article. You need a source, but in this particular case (WP:ABOUTSELF), something like your own blog, facebook or twitter can be an acceptable source. Of course, an article about it in the Washington Post is better. Wikipedia:Edit requests may be of help to speed things up. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 21:44, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

IP problems[edit]

Hello, I've made edits before making a wikipedia account. Now my IP address is open to the world, is there a way to connect my account to my old ip edits or anything else that could help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by OmeedP (talkcontribs) 22:09, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello OmeedP. If you want to, you can write something like "Between date1 and date2 I edited with IP X" on your userpage, just click the redlinked OmeedP and type away. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 22:18, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:Oversight if you want the IP address hidden for privacy reasons. But IP edits cannot be reassigned to your account in page histories or Special:Contributions/OmeedP. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:27, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Church of Saint-Sulpice, Jumet - disambug page[edit]

Currently, this article links to a disambug page about Saint-Sulpice, but I think there's enough churches to warrant a a page just about the churches themselves. There already is one on the French Wikipedia, [1] and it lists 48 articles of churches named Saint-Sulpice in France. Would this be a good reason to create a disambugation page? Clovermoss (talk) 22:27, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

@Clovermoss: Rather than copy a large chunk into a content fork, where the info is duplicated, I would just add a churches section to the Saint-Sulpice dab page, with the places that are churches, and separate alphabetically by country, like the current places section is separated. Then create a redirect called Saint-Sulpice Church, sending readers to your new church section on that dab page. Then the info won't have to be maintained in two places. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 00:25, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Timtempleton Okay, that's a great idea! Thank you. Clovermoss (talk) 00:36, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Timtempleton I've ran into some problems with this approach.

  1. It seems that there's only two Church articles written in English; so there's 46 churches that would be red links if I listed them. I could put all the work into translating and creating these articles (if they meet English Wikipedia guidelines), but 46 articles about churches is a lot of work to do without thinking about whether that's a good idea. I'm also currently working on my own drafts - I don't think I'm quite ready to handle something like that yet, especially since this draft of mine has taken a few months to get to its current state.
  2. The suggested redirect of Saint-Sulpice Church is already a redirect to Church of Saint-Sulpice, Paris.

Clovermoss (talk) 01:31, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

@Clovermoss: I moved the discussion to your talk page. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 19:03, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

April 23[edit]

Article on Yogi Narayana[edit]

I had written an article on Yogi Narayana for the benefit of users of Wikipedia. It has been rejected on the grounds of lack of references. However, in the uploaded article, I had included the reference section at the bottom of the page in running matter. I would like the help desk to guide me as to how I can further edit the page and include photographs to authenticate the write-up of the article.

Regards, Dr. HariPrasad. S Chemistry Department, Central College Campus, Bangalore University, Bangalore - 560001, INDIA — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hariprasad sure (talkcontribs) 00:08, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

@Hariprasad sure: Your best bet is to put references about the poet in the article. This may help Help:Referencing for beginners. Here's one I found but my ad blocker blocks it so I can't read it. [[2]] Please sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~) so we know who you are. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 00:36, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Hello, Hariprasad sure. The references in User:Hariprasad sure/sandbox are (apart from the last one, which is useless as a reference, because a reader has no way to find it to check what it says) to works by Narayana. Wikipedia has very little interest in what the subject of an article has said or published: it is only interested in what people who have no connection with the subject have chosen to publish about them. Almost all the content of an article should come from such independent sources - and if such sources do not exist, then it is not possible to write an acceptable article on the subject. Please see the link Timtempleton gave you, and also Your first article. --ColinFine (talk) 16:56, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error included ref[edit]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:05, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

In the error message, the words "help page" are in blue, indicating that they are a wikilink, in this case to Help:Cite errors/Cite error included ref which explains your problem. --David Biddulph (talk) 04:01, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Fixed Curiously, two editors added the same unsourced info in two different places and each partly removed an adjacent ref tag in doing do. Eagleash (talk) 11:36, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

WP links[edit]

Hi, Usually WP links would be shown in blue highlighted texts. However, I noticed today, they have appeared in green highlighted texts instate. Has anything been changed or something happens on my user setting? cheers. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 10:03, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

  • What is your mediawiki skin? (Preferences -> Appearance -> Skin) The default (which I use) is "Vector" and it did not change recently (and has blue links).
Assuming you are on Vector, and since User:CASSIOPEIA/common.css does not contain anything funky, it has something to do with your browser. What is its version? Did you install any add-ons recently? TigraanClick here to contact me 12:46, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
CASSIOPEIA, is it only redirects that are green? You have User:BrandonXLF/GreenRedirects in your common.js. Eman235/talk 12:52, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
@Tigraan and Eman235: Thank for the reply. My skin is Vector (default). Using the same browser for a few years, nothing added. The only thing I installed was User:BrandonXLF/GreenRedirects todayl. Example - see my talk page This message, (multiple independent; reliable sources ; WP:OTHERSTUFFEXIST and WP:NCORP) links are all in green but "Wikipedia:The answer to life, the universe, and everything" link is in blue. Any clues? Thanks. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 13:06, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
That would be because WP:OTHERSTUFFEXIST and WP:NCORP are redirects while Wikipedia:The answer to life, the universe, and everything isn't. ‑ Iridescent 13:10, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Iridescent Thank you and now it makes sense. Thank you for all you guys talking the time on answering my question. Cheers. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 13:31, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Help with categories?[edit]

Hi! I'm trying to find or add a category to Yongfeng chili sauce, which is a Geographical Indication Product in China. I saw that there are many categories for countries in Category:Products_with_protected_designation_of_origin and was going to add a category Chinese products with protected designation of origin there, but the page seems to indicate it's for EU only, although Mexico has been added at some point and none of the parent categories seem to offer a spot for China either. I'm afraid I'm causing someone more work by my fumbling around trying to figure this out on my own, so I thought I'd better instead try to figure out what talk page I should be asking about this on. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks! --valereee (talk) 11:28, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

The category:Products with protected designation of origin should not be restricted to the EU. I'm going to remove those criteria, so Mexico and China can breathe a sigh of relief. You can then create Category:Chinese products with protected designation of origin, ungrammatical as that is (or is "Chinese" not quite right because of the Republic of China?). Clarityfiend (talk) 18:47, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Clarityfiend, thank you! --valereee (talk) 19:06, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Edite and remove tag in page[edit]

Hi, My page had been tagged time ago to be fix issues, but still waiting for a editor. If you can take a look, I'll appreciate. Thanks

--Wiki-marshall (talk) 14:43, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Delmi. I'm guessing you mean Delmi Álvarez. It is a long article (far too long, in my opinion), with most of its references not in English (that is acceptable, but makes it hard for English speakers who don't have Galician, Spanish, or Latvian), so it would require an editor who is willing to spend a lot of time on it to improve it. It also has large chunks of unreferenced text, much of which is not in an encyclopaedic style. Bear in mind that Wikipedia has little interest in what the subject of any article says or wishes to say: it is only in interested in what people who have no connection with the subject have chosen to publish about the subject: much of the article reads very much as if this is what you wish to share about yourself and your career, but unless somebody unconnected with you has reported on that, most of it is not acceptable.
We are all volunteers, and we choose what we want to work on, so I'm afraid you might have a hard time finding somebody willing to work on Wikipedia's article about you (which is absolutely not "your page", by the way). You might have more luck asking at WT:WikiProject Galicia (though that appears to be inactive) or WT:WikiProject Journalism. --ColinFine (talk) 17:09, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
ColinFine this question also asked/answered at Teahouse. Delmi, please ask for help only in one place so that other editors don't end up duplicating effort on your behalf. --valereee (talk) 17:15, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

I want to report a Wikipedia page[edit]

Hi, I was researching about something. I came across this on Wikipedia: This page is highly skewed and biased. Although properly cited, this portrays one side as the bad guy and other party, who is a bad guy in this case, as the good buy. I am a student and have exams soon. So, I can't edit the page myself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:49, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello, IP user. I'm afraid that Wikipedia does not have the concept of "reporting a page": if there is something wrong with an article, then the talk page of the article is the place to discuss it. What you could do is to add the template {{neutrality disputed}} at the top of the article - if you do so, please also post on Talk:Sahara India Pariwar investor fraud case to explain why you think it is not neutral. --ColinFine (talk) 17:14, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Phantom British English tagging[edit]

When I open the 21 Savage article for editing, a banner shows up that says "This article is written in British English, …". I belive that normally, this would be caused by a {{Use British English}} template, but I found no such template in the article. What could be causing that? It is obviously inappropriate, as is discussed on the Talk page at Talk:21 Savage. —BarrelProof (talk) 15:12, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Answered on article talk page - X201 (talk) 15:30, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

In search of information pertaining to a Beatles album with title . Suetone Records Beatles Live In Hamburg Germany1961?[edit]

Copied to Reference Desk
I have in my possession a album from 1961 with a record label that does not exist? and then even more compelling to the mystery record co is the fact that its a BEATLES LP?. This lost Beatle albm predates any known recording with there name title set.. could and would anybody,anyone please assist in discovery of said album..thank you very much..{P.S good luck..  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8801:C00:17BF:4C6B:ABDC:A35E:91DB (talk) 16:00, 23 April 2019 (UTC) 
Hello, IP user. I have copied your question to the Entertainment section of the Reference Desk, where it is a better fit. Please look for answers there. --ColinFine (talk) 17:21, 23 April 2019 (UTC)


User:Jabrona just made a personal attack on me saying that I am an idiot after reverting my edit on A Nightmare on Elm Street. I made my edit per the Talk:A Nightmare on Elm Street discussion. From his talk page, I see that he was blocked for disruptive editing and name calling before. This is what he wrote to me "Hey idiot, he's not called "Freddy" in this movie, so leave my edit alone". I am really hurt by this name calling.--NeoBatfreak (talk) 20:02, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

NeoBatfreak, I will warn the user. If you want someone to be blocked, please go to WP:AIV. MrClog (talk) 20:50, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
I just did, after he made more personal attacks on my talk page, calling me "hard-headed ass", "cluts, a retard, a curse, a failed mistake of life, and a whimpering dog tail", and "hopefully die by being deported". I do not feel safe of editing if there is one editor who would resort to rude name callings.--NeoBatfreak (talk) 23:24, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
NeoBatfreak, I'm posting on WP:AN/I for you. Hopefully we'll get it resolved. His behavior is unacceptable. Rockstonetalk to me! 23:31, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for resolving this, I hate of being rudely name called. I already having someone like my father who can't control his temper and cursed me to die, last thing I want is more abuses from a stranger.--NeoBatfreak (talk) 06:32, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Wenner update needed[edit]

Just looked at your JANN WENNER entry, discovered it's outdated. Most significantly, Wenner no longer owns RS. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:AAF0:49F0:59C6:C419:26DF:CF4F (talk) 20:26, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Jann Wenner (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
Convenience link. †dismas†|(talk) 22:00, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
I've updated the section about Rolling Stone. If there are other substantive issues please edit the article direct or post on its talk page, but please remember that we require information about living people to be supported by references to reliable published sources: Bhunacat10 (talk), 16:17, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

April 24[edit]

I need more eyes to have a look at an article.[edit]

How can I do it? I 've asked 3rd Opinion, but a user (who is very friendly to the other one I was discussing, commented minutes after I asked for 3rd Opinion. Cinadon36 (talk) 05:14, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Cinadon36, according to the guide, what you want to do next, if you don't know of a specific noticeboard, is either to file an RfC or an request at the Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard. The former is for when you have short specific proposals, and the latter is for general content disputes. Alpha3031 (tc) 05:36, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I 'll go step by step and file a RfC. Thank you for your time. :) Cinadon36 (talk) 05:38, 24 April 2019 (UTC)


About mentioning other users, Let's just say I mentioned or pinged User:Example on a talk page. I got a notification stating "Your mention of User:Everything was sent." Then I changed my mind and removed the user page link or ping template from the talk page. What would happen? Sincerely, Masum Reza 09:36, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

{{ping|Masumrezarock100}} The removal would have no effect on the ping; the user would still be told about the edit that sent the notification. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:30, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
And so that you check my answer, I've edited that reply and disabled the ping template. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:32, 24 April 2019 (UTC)



So I am making a page right now about Compass Insurance Agency and I was wondering if you could tell me how I reference a person on the page? Most of my information is coming from a non-online document and a real person so I don't know how to references those.


Rojewel (talk) 14:16, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

@Rojewel: A good place to start would be to read Help:Referencing for beginners. I would also point you to our guideline on reliable sources. Note that sources need to be independent of the source they are covering as well as published, so that anyone can go look at it later to confirm what it says. Good luck, shoy (reactions) 14:22, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
@Rojewel:If you spoke with a real person, you conducted "original research", and Wikipedia does not use original research. See WP:OR. Similarly, a "non-online document" is probably a primary source and not a secondary "reliable source": see WP:RS. -Arch dude (talk) 21:00, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Getting Articles Approved[edit]

I had an article rejected and I've made many manages and added additional resources as requested. Weeks have passed and I've not heard back. Is there anyway to get this reviewed? Can I resubmit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MJ61417 (talkcontribs) 15:14, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

You have resubmitted. As it says in the brown box on the draft: "Review waiting, please be patient. This may take more than two months, since drafts are reviewed in no specific order. There are 3028 pending submissions waiting for review." Of those 3028, 386 are in Category:AfC pending submissions by age/Very old (i.e. more than 8 weeks). --David Biddulph (talk) 15:51, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

How to undo incorrect page move?[edit]

Greetings, keepers of the eternal flame!

Could someone please tell me the easiest way to undo a page move? As per Talk:Dolomite (mineral)#Proposed name changes I tried to carry out my proposed name change, but I screwed up and changed the wrong page. I would be grateful for some help. Thanks, >MinorProphet (talk) 15:12, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

  • @MinorProphet: A couple of admins are watching the Help Desk and might sort this out for you. Otherwise, file a request at WP:RMT, which is the place for "I would move it myself but cannot for some reason" requests. As there is consensus (although by two people) for the move you propose, it is considered non-controversial. TigraanClick here to contact me 16:37, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
All appears to be in hand, sorry for my mistake. Thanks to everyone. >MinorProphet (talk) 17:23, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Two similar disambiguation pages and redirects[edit]

There are two disambiguation pages.Sri_Lanka_bombing_(disambiguation) and Sri Lanka Easter bombings. There may be issues related to these. There are also multiple redirects to these pages and 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings as well. How does one resolve and fix redundancy here?Manabimasu (talk) 15:57, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

  • @Manabimasu: It is not completely clear-cut that there should be only one DAB page (since one is about all bombings and the other about those taking place on Easter). I would suggest opening a discussion at WP:RFD (in your thread, make sure to list all pages involved). TigraanClick here to contact me 16:39, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I disagree. The Easter bombings dab page is too restrictive and a subset of the other one, so a redirect is in order. Clarityfiend (talk) 18:57, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Come to think of it, neither of these are proper dab pages, so I'm going to rename the survivor List of bombings in Sri Lanka. Clarityfiend (talk) 18:59, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Wrong username[edit]

Hello, I made a mistake with my username. My correct name is Wennberg, not wennberg. How do I change it? I can't create a new account, so I'd just like to change the existing one. Thank you, Teresa Wennberg. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Teresa wennberg (talkcontribs) 18:26, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

You can request a username change using Special:GlobalRenameRequest(if you provided an email to your account) or WP:CHUS(if you didn't). 331dot (talk) 18:48, 24 April 2019 (UTC)


Hi, concerning the "button" Cancel included in that edit window demonstration, how can I

  1. color it in the same red as in reality (e. g. {{font color | color | text }} creates a slightly different (lighter) shade of red than the one actually displayed in the real edit window)?
  2. adjust it exactly to the hight of the words within the buttons to the left of it? Currently, it seems to be somewhat offset.
  3. make it boldfaced – as in the real edit window?--Hildeoc (talk) 19:19, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
The color is #d33, at least in the default Vector skin. {{font color | #d33 | '''Cancel''' }} produces Cancel. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:20, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

i want to edit this page with more information about Shrikrishna Keshav Kshirsagar : help[edit]

i want to edit this page with more information about Shrikrishna Keshav Kshirsagar : help — Preceding unsigned comment added by Editpallavi (talkcontribs) 23:35, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Need comments to resolve article dispute[edit]

I'm trying to resolve an article dispute on Talk:Civil Rights Act of 1968 in the "Merger of Fair Housing Act and Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 into this article" section. There are only two participants and they disagree with each other. A Wikipedia:Requests for comment was added on 06:25, 18 April 2019, but no one has participated. What are my other options? Mitchumch (talk) 23:50, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Mitchumch, you can request a third opinion or file a request for dispute resolution at this noticeboard. See this page for more info. --MrClog (talk) 23:53, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. Mitchumch (talk) 00:02, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

April 25[edit]

Broken SVG[edit]

I uploaded an SVG logo and got some sort of error, so I edited it in notepad and removed some stuff. This allowed me to upload it. Unfortunately it also made the image error out. Anyone know how to fix? The image is File:National Bank of the Republic of Belarus logo.svg. The source image is linked from there - and also if anyone can tell me what I should have edited out to allow me to upload it without the initial error I'd be very happy to know. Either way, thanks! Faceless Enemy (talk) 00:29, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Assistance changing article title[edit]

I created a new article for the CD Songs of our native daughters, and as you can see, the capitalization is incorrect, a result of not noticing this detail in the Search Results page's suggestion for creating a new article. I would appreciate if an admin can change the title to: Songs of Our Native Daughters. Thank you. Allreet (talk) 00:35, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

@Allreet: You can just move it yourself with the tabs at the top. I did it for you though. Faceless Enemy (talk) 00:43, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Live and learn. I'll check it out. Thanks for the fix. Allreet (talk) 00:53, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Check the entry for Billy Preston music personality[edit]

Some mental deficient did a job on it — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:38, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Billy Preston (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
Another editor has fixed today's damage. -- John of Reading (talk) 06:18, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Page editing[edit]

How do I add multiple images on the info box of a page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by TumRad (talkcontribs) 08:37, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

TumRad, see Template:Photomontage. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:08, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Guru Teg Bahadur[edit]


 Wikipedia peer review Team

Guru Teg Bahadur "hind di chadar" not shrist di chadar ☚ understood

please dont distroy that teg line it is a humble request once again to all "Wikipedia peer review Team"🙏

Please dont play with wards it is dangerous and shameful thing understood ☚ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gsmalhadia (talkcontribs) 08:39, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

This page is for asking questions on how to edit Wikipedia. Do you have such a question? Please see the messages on your talk page regarding Guru Tegh Bahadur.--Shantavira|feed me 09:50, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

I want a wikipedia page[edit]

I want a wikipedia page.Can anyone help me — Preceding unsigned comment added by AdarshRay (talkcontribs) 09:25, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

@AdarshRay: Whether you "want a page" or not does not matter- and a Wikipedia article(not "page") is not necessarily something to want, there are good reasons to not want one. Wikipedia has no interest in increasing your internet presence or helping your career; it is only interested in summarizing what independent reliable sources state about article subjects that meet Wikipedia's special definition of notability. For people, that is defined at WP:BIO; there are also more specific guidelines for certain fields(athletes, politicians, etc.). If you truly meet the notability guidelines, someone will eventually take note of you and write about you. You can make a request at Requested Articles, but the backlog there is severe. 331dot (talk) 09:43, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
[Edit Conflict] Assuming that you are the musician of that name, please read carefully the guidelines at Wikipedia:Notability (music).
If you can satisfy the conditions that several articles, each containing at least several paragraphs about you, have been published in professional newspapers, magazines or books which qualify as Reliable sources completely independently of you (which excludes anything based on interviews with you or publicity releases about you), then you will be "notable" in Wikipedia's meaning of the word, and an article about you will be possible.
If you cannot (yet) satisfy these criteria now, then no article is currently possible; however this might be a case of Wikipedia:Too soon and you might become notable and eligible in the future. When that happens it is likely that someone else will create an article about you. You should not do so yourself because of the reasons explained in Wikipedia:Autobiography.
We have strict rules that Wikipedia is not used for publicity or promotion, but only for documenting and summarising what has already been published by Reliable sources elsewhere.
If you think you can satisfy Wikipedia's rules on Notability, then you can place a request for an article here. It will be far more likely that one of the volunteer editors (we are all volunteers) will choose to create such an article if you include internet links or details of off-line publications conforming with the requirements described above and in the wikilinks. Best of luck! {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 09:53, 25 April 2019 (UTC)