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January 17[edit]

Use of tense for reviews and books?[edit]

I've tried scouring MOS:TENSE and similar pages for guidance, but they don't really address the situation I'm facing. For context I'm editing Orochimaru (Naruto), and the problem I have is with the Reception section. Are reviews and books supposed to refer to their authors' opinions in the past or in the present (the latter specifically when they haven't produced anything more recent to express a change of opinion)? My schema basically looks like this:

  • Use past tense if the reviewer/author has died or changed their opinion, or if the publication it is found in becomes defunct.
  • Use present tense if the reviewer/author is still alive and has not changed their opinion, and the publication is still active.

Thoughts? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 02:28, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Past tense. Unless you're a mind reader, you generally won't know a reviewer's current opinion. And who wants to rewrite an article if they do change their mind (and publicize it)? Clarityfiend (talk) 07:34, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! For some reason both sounded odd to me at the time, but that's been cleared up now. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 18:22, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Adding an option to the rocket infobox, and can't place in the proper place in the sample infobox.[edit]

I added "destroyed before launch" as an option to the rocket infobox, but when I try to add it to the documentation, it winds up in the sixth stage section of the sample infobox, instead of where I think I placed it. Skrelk (talk) 03:50, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

@Skrelk: The order of the parameters passed to {{Parameter names example}} in the documentation has no effect on their display. The problem is in the {{Infobox rocket}} template itself. You have added the new parameter using "label116" and "data116", and 116 is a higher number than any of the other parameters. This tells the underlying {{Infobox}} code that the new parameter should be listed after all the others. You'll have to re-number the existing parameters, carefully, to insert the new parameter where you want it. -- John of Reading (talk) 08:32, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, I'll fix that. Skrelk (talk) 20:58, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

IP tagged as a sock appears to still be editing 2 months later, in same subject areas[edit]

I'm uncertain whether the tagging as a sock was in error, or if I misconstrue Wikipedia's rules. On 15 November, the IP was tagged as a sock of user:Charito2000. They have made 34 edits since that date, in the same subject area as before 15 November, and their Talk page history has never had any notices about socking, either. How can their actual status be determined, and how did this ambiguous situation come about? I will now attempt to revert all their edits.--Quisqualis (talk) 04:02, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Need a bot to change hundreds of hyperlinks[edit]

Hello. I have recently renamed numerous pages, as their title was ambiguous. Since there is no need to check manually, a bot can be used to do all those changes.
The top priority are those pages: the hyperlinks to "Interdict" should be changed to Interdict (Catholic canon law), e.g. like this, as soon as possible. The only problem I can see is that some pages are in this list because Interdict was used in Template:Papacy which I changed a bit less than one day ago so that now it uses Interdict (Catholic canon law), therefore the generated list I posted may not have been updated yet.
I would be grateful of any help! @Primefac:, did you not have a bot to do those kind of tasks? Veverve (talk) 04:09, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

@Veverve: Because Interdict redirects to Interdict (disambiguation), all of your links will fall into the pool of links needing disambiguation. By the time you could get a bot running on this, the large and aggressive group of disambiguators will have corrected your links using their semi-automated tools. They will (probably) also catch any incorrect uses of the hyperlink. -Arch dude (talk) 04:35, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@Veverve: Redirecting Interdict to Interdict (disambiguation) is against Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Disambiguation pages#Page naming. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:13, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: indeed, I forgot about this, thanks for pointing this out! Will copy and pasting the content of the disambiguation page into the current Interdict work, or is there a more optimal method I do not know about? Veverve (talk) 13:35, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@Veverve: Non-admins can request a move with {{db-move}} like {{db-move|1=Interdict (disambiguation)|2=[[MOS:DABPAGENAME]]}}, but it may be controversial per WP:PRIMARYTOPIC and Talk:Interdict (Catholic canon law)#Requested move. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:57, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: are you sure the code is correct? Will it not ask for the deletion of the Interdict page? Veverve (talk) 18:27, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@Veverve: Yes, it asks for the deletion of Interdict, and moving Interdict (disambiguation) to the title. The current page only has redirects in the page history. Such redirects are routinely deleted during moves. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:32, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: should it not be the contrary? I think "Interdict" should be the main DAB, with Interdict (disambiguation) as a redirect to "Interdict". Veverve (talk) 18:35, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@Veverve: That's exactly what will happen if Interdict (disambiguation) is moved to Interdict. The existing redirect will be deleted before or during the move. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:40, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Since there is a previous consensus to have the Catholic law as the primary target, I have moved it back. I suggest an RM to get things rolled around. Primefac (talk) 18:51, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Total? erasure of talk material[edit]

I recently responded to a request-for-speedy-deletion announcement. I wrote on the talk page of the artist Kim Tschang-yeul‎ that there was reason to believe that the article was not a case of plagiarism. I cited the long history of the article (going back five or ten years, I believe -- it has all been expunged). One person responded, indicating that s/he thought it still looked like plagiarism. I wrote back that I would contact the site (Boon Galleries) that had similar text and ask them if they had in fact copied the Wikipedia site. I believe this all took place yester-day. Today, I see that there is no record in my own list of what I have written of what I wrote yester-day (I don't know if my work years ago has also be deleted). The site for the artist has none of the discussion on the talk page. It has new, cursory content, no picture (the picture previously on the article page was not on the Boon site), and only at the bottom of the history page "quick stub after deletion from copyvio thank Tag: 2017 wikitext editor." I got no notice that the original article had been deleted. Whether there was a response to my second entry on the talk page, I don't know because that page is now empty (Yeah, yeah, there is probably some way of finding it somewhere, but the average editor might not know that and certainly doesn't know how). Why was this deletion done so fast, before a reasonable time to see if Boon in fact had copied the Wikipedia site (the other editor responded to me that the WayBack engine could not find a date for the Boon page) and without informing the person actively trying to check this out (i.e., me)? Kdammers (talk) 04:28, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Kdammers, according to the page log, admin Jimfbleak deleted it under speedy deletion criterion G12 for unambiguous copyright infringement of http://www.boongallery.com/artist/237791/tschang-yeul-kim. Older revisions (or entire page histories) have to be deleted if they are found to infringe copyright. I do not know the history behind the article, so I'll defer to other editors who know more. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 04:34, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Kdammers, it could equally have been deleted as G11 as basically a largely unsourced fan page full of opinions and light on verified facts. However, AleatoryPonderings has kindly created a new, compliant version, so all is well Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:28, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@Jimfbleak: I examined the deleted page history. It seems clear that http://www.boongallery.com/artist/237791/tschang-yeul-kim copied from Wikipedia somewhere between [1] and [2] (admin-only links). The Wikipedia article had many gradual edits to get there. I think the page history should be undeleted. Kdammers created it in 2006. It didn't become a fan page until 2017. PrimeHunter (talk) 10:18, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
PrimeHunter, fair enough, history restored, and I've watchlisted it now to try to stop it becoming a mess again Jimfbleak - talk to me? 11:46, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Jimfbleak, thank you for restoring the Kim Tschang-yeul‎. Is it possible to restore the talk page that used to be behind it, Talk:Kim Tschang-yeul? --DavidCary (talk) 19:46, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
DavidCary, yes, restored now. Apologies for not doing so at the time Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:40, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Repeated Case of Vandalism[edit]

Symbol redirect vote2.svg Courtesy link: Asiya Andrabi

There is a page on Wikipedia of a female political activist, Asiya Andrabi. She is a political prisoner and has been struggling for the self-determination of the people of Kashmir, a right granted to them by the United Nations. But repeatedly, people from India edit her page and add misinformation and propaganda to it. I edit it back along with legitimate citations and references. Yet, it is changed again and again. She is a woman and associating lies with her can harm her. — Preceding unsigned comment added by IbnOmar1 (talkcontribs) 07:27, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi @IbnOmar1: thanks for your contributions so far! The changes you made to the article made the article read more like an essay than an encyclopaedia article. I suggest you read the messages and links in the welcome message I left on your talk page, and then discuss the changes you want made at the article's talk page. You may want to seek input from relevant WikiProjects, such as the ones listed at the top of Talk:Asiya Andrabi, or Talk:Kashmir. Seagull123 Φ 13:55, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

How can I include my name in Wikipedia[edit]

How can I include my name in Wikipedia...???

Sylva Portoian-Shuhaiber, MD,MSc,MFPHM,FRCP.CH (UK) (Pediatrician & Poet) Winner of The Carnegie Poetry Prize, Spring 2009 Twenty Historical Poetry Books in three languages globally. and 10 medical articles in international journals including The Lancet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:1851:8003:4D45:E08F:6B48:B7CA:8647 (talk) 09:20, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

A Wizard is available to walk you through these steps. See the Article Wizard.

Thank you.

You will need to first register an account, which has many benefits, including the ability to create articles. Once you have registered, please search Wikipedia first to make sure that an article does not already exist on the subject. Please also review a few of our relevant policies and guidelines which all articles should comport with. As Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, articles must not contain original research, must be written from a neutral point of view, should cite to reliable sources which verify their content and must not contain unsourced, negative content about living people.
Articles must also demonstrate the notability of the subject. Please see our subject specific guidelines for people, bands and musicians, companies and organizations and web content and note that if you are closely associated with the subject, our conflict of interest guideline strongly recommends against you creating the article.
If you still think an article is appropriate, see Wikipedia:Your first article and Wikipedia:How to write a great article, and please consider taking a tour through the Wikipedia:Tutorial so that you know how to properly format the article before creation. An Article Wizard is available to walk you through creating an article, but you will need to create an account to use it. if you don't wish to do so, you can submit a proposal for an article at Articles for Creation. Seagull123 Φ 13:58, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Also note that Wikipedia strongly discourages people writing articles about themselves, read WP:AUTO for more about this. Seagull123 Φ 13:59, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
The only absolute requirement for a Wikipedia article is that its subject is notable by our definition. see WP:N. In an oversimplified nutshell, there must be two or more substantial articles about the subject published in wide-circulation periodicals. We do not count what you have published, only what reporters have published. This is a very hard criterion to meet for academics and scientists. Please do not put any further effort into a Wikipedia article until you are certain that you meet the criterion. We end up deleting more than 200 articles every day, mostly due to lack of notability. -Arch dude (talk) 17:27, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Help getting whole post[edit]

I am trying to get to the bottom of one of your posts. It won’t let me get to the bottom of the screen. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.25.128.183 (talk) 09:56, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Which page is it about and how far do you get? Which device are you using? PrimeHunter (talk) 12:59, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

New wikipedia entry[edit]

Greetings. How do people create new pages/entries in Wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Farhanbokhari (talkcontribs) 11:22, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

@Farhanbokhari: sucessfully creating a new article is one of the hardest tasks one can undertake on Wikipedia, is requires much effort and practice. That being said, there are guides with stepss available here, here or here. Victor Schmidt (talk) 12:48, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@Farhanbokhari: Start by picking a notable subject that does not yet have an article. The only absolute requirement for a Wikipedia article is that its subject is notable by our definition. see WP:N. In an oversimplified nutshell, there must be two or more substantial articles about the subject published in wide-circulation periodicals. Please do not put any further effort into a Wikipedia article until you are certain that the subject meets the criterion. We end up deleting more than 200 articles every day, mostly due to lack of notability. We can and will help you with any other problems with an article, but we cannot help you overcome a lack of notability. See WP:AMOUNT. -Arch dude (talk) 17:34, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Account name change[edit]

I want to change my name to Akshat2103 from Sarika9140. Sarika9140 (talk) 13:20, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Sarika9140, Hi, you can request that your account be renamed in several ways. If you have a confirmed email adres you can use Special:GlobalRenameRequest, otherwise you can use Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple. However before requesting a rename it would be wise to read Wikipedia:Changing username if you haven't done so already Asartea Talk | Contribs 13:36, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Citation error[edit]

Category:CS1: long volume value error has occurred. The problem arose with ref 18 of Several complex variables. Probably because I wrote No.2 . Is there another way to write it? thanks!--SilverMatsu (talk) 13:43, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

@SilverMatsu: The category does not imply an error but just something to check. It looks OK to me. Template:Citation#Edition, series, volume has the example |volume=IV / #10 which would also produce the category. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:12, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for teaching me. I'm relieved.--SilverMatsu (talk) 14:20, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

where do i view my lists?[edit]

i have lists on your app... where do i find them on a browser? thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rallen444 (talkcontribs) 14:53, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

@Rallen444: mw:Wikimedia Apps/Android FAQ#Reading lists and offline reading says: "Your reading lists will also be available if you log in to the iOS version of the app. However, at the moment your reading lists are not accessible from the desktop or mobile web version of the Wikipedia website." mw:Wikimedia Apps/iOS FAQ#Can I access my reading lists on the web? says: "Currently you need to use a browser extension which is free and available on the Firefox, Safari and Chrome web stores." But the link to the extension only talks about adding to the list and says: "your saved articles may only be viewed within the app". I haven't tried it. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:35, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

How to be sure no one else is drafting the same subject[edit]

Hello,

I am drafting User:Chidgk1/Climate change in Brazil, which is not yet ready.

Given that Climate change in Brazil is currently a redirect, if anyone else starts drafting the same subject would they be notified that I am already working on it? And can I find out if anyone else is already working on the subject? Chidgk1 (talk) 15:59, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Chidgk1 The only thing you can do is monitor the redirect to see if someone else writes an article there. You could also monitor possible draft titles, though that is harder to do since it could theoretically be created under any title. No one else would know that you are working on the topic unless they monitor possible titles as well. Anyone is free to create any article at any time- it's just the way it is. 331dot (talk) 16:06, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks that was useful info as I had not realised before that we could monitor pages which do not yet exist. So I have put Effects of global warming on Brazil on my watchlist. Chidgk1 (talk) 16:11, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@Chidgk1: My admin account can see Effects of global warming on Brazil has 1 watcher but that was expected. Admins cannot see who are watching. If you want to increase the chance that potential article creators discover your draft then you could add something like this at the end of the redirect page:
Note: A user is working on a draft at Draft:Climate change in Brazil.
Also say it in the edit summary. You probably know how to search in namespaces but just in case, it's mentioned at Help:Searching#Namespaces. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:20, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

New section not appearing after closed discussion[edit]

I need help with this talk page. I started a new section after a closed discussion, but it’s not showing. Please help. Template talk:Coup d'état —-Beneficii (talk) 10:11, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

@Beneficii: Fixed with this edit. -- John of Reading (talk) 16:48, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi!, question about military service[edit]

Hello and happy birthday Wikipedia!, I'd like to know how to add the service in both World Wars to the infoboxes of Jack Thayer and Edward Arthur Dorking, the former has a "person infobox" and I don't know how to add his service and the latter, I'd make the infobox for him if helped. Thank you a lot, and may you be blessed. CoryGlee (talk) 19:33, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

@CoryGlee: You can use a module parameter to include another template (e.g. {{Infobox military person}}) inside {{Infobox person}}. The included template should make use of the embed and embed_title parameters to fit its appearance to embedding context, as described in its documentation. --CiaPan (talk) 19:52, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@CoryGlee: here is a detailed example Wikipedia:WikiProject Infoboxes/embed ~ Shushugah (talk) 19:56, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Sometimes you can also add another template separately if the person's military career is just a part of the whole biography, like e.g. J. R. R. Tolkien#First World War. --CiaPan (talk) 19:57, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
CiaPan, Shushugah, thanks for your so kind responses!, I did it in Jack Thayer could you check it if it's correctly done? And I brave myself for the second person? I'd gladly thank you a check. Bless you forever. CoryGlee (talk) 20:06, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Yup! Excellent job on Jack Thayer! ~ Shushugah (talk) 20:09, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Agreed. Well done, CoryGlee! :) --CiaPan (talk) 20:30, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
CoryGlee, This work Special:Diff/1001008165 on Edward Arthur Dorking is superb, too! --CiaPan (talk) 21:33, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
CiaPan Thank you so much!, for a special needs student it means lots! CoryGlee (talk) 22:23, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Account closure - HammadManzoor[edit]

Hi, I am sending this email to you to request to close/remove my Wikipedia profile/account. Reason being that I have been no longer using it for years.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hammadmanzoor (talkcontribs) 20:10, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello HammadManzoor, I am a normal Wikipedia user. I also requested the same and I was told by a Wikipedia executive that Wikipedia account can't be deleted. Sarika9140 (talk) 20:19, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

@Hammadmanzoor: Wikipedia can't delete accounts because the licences it uses require contributions to be attributed to an account. You could try and ask for a courtesy vanishing, though those are given at a steward's discretion. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 20:24, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Please review my article[edit]

The link is as follows: http://en.turkcewiki.org/wiki/Draft:Mother_Bird_(sculpture) Sarika9140 (talk) 20:16, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Sarika9140, as the submit template states, it can take a while for a reviewer to get to your article in the backlog. Please be patient and work on something else in the meantime. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 20:21, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Aren't u a reviewer? Sarika9140 (talk) 20:23, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

I am not. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 20:25, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Nor am I. But I know enough to tell you that a draft citing only one source, a source which is based on statements made by the subject's creator, will certainly not be accepted. Maproom (talk) 20:42, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

January 18[edit]

كيف آخذ مراجع صفحة محمية How do I take protected page references[edit]

I am translating the page Humpty Dumpty into Arabic, and I request modifications to take references. Thank you أنا أترجم الصفحة للعربية وأطلب التعديل لأخذ المراجع من الصفحة فكيف أفعل ذلكHumpty Dumpty وشكرا — Preceding unsigned comment added by الحلقة الأخيرة (talkcontribs) 06:43, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

الحلقة الأخيرة, Can you clarify what you mean by request modifications to take references? (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.)Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 07:05, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
Tenryuu, I have translated a page that is protected from editing And I need to add the references names to the modified page how do I do that? —الحلقة الأخيرة 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 07:05, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
@الحلقة الأخيرة: Click the "View source" tab at Humpty Dumpty to see the wikitext. Does that answer your question? PrimeHunter (talk) 09:44, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
الحلقة الأخيرة, if I'm understanding you correctly, there is a page that you wish to translate, but it is protected from editing? Are you trying to put the translation on here or Arabic Wikipedia? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 10:30, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
@الحلقة الأخيرة: I'm not quite sure what exactly your problem is. As far as I get it, you're translating the Humpty Dumpty article from English language into Arabic. I am not sure though if you are just translating into Arabic language or you intend to put the translation into Arabic-language Wikipedia; and if it's the latter, which page protection is the issue – the en-wiki or the ar-wiki?
If the problem is with a page at Arabic Wikipedia, you need to turn to ar-wiki administrators to unprotect it for you to put the new contents to it (or to grant you higher privileges so you can edit protected page – but that seems very unlikely).
OTOH, if the problem is the en-wiki page protection, then you should see a 'view' link (or 'view a source') instead of 'edit', which allows you to read the whole page in a wiki source code. This makes searching for a specific part of the article a bit harder, and finding a specific reference details may be tedious, but it's certainly possible! :) CiaPan (talk) 12:24, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
Tenryuu Thank you. I understood that I had to put the question on the Arabic Wikipedia, I didn't know there was a difference}, —الحلقة الأخيرة 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 08:26, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
PrimeHunter Thank you.}, —الحلقة الأخيرة 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 08:26, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
CiaPan Thank you. There is an easy way to copy references and I haven't learned another method which is when editing. Anyway thank you. I will put the question on Arabic Wikipedia}, —الحلقة الأخيرة 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 08:26, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@Tenryuu and PrimeHunter: Pinging you both as I suppose the notifications above have not reached you. --CiaPan (talk) 23:33, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping; I think you answered what they wanted to know, though I'm still trying to piece together which Wikipedia they wanted to edit. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 23:35, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@Tenryuu: If you watch their global contribution, you'll probably see. :) I suppose it was about the corresponding article at Arabic Wikipedia ar:همبتي_دمبتي, which displays some red error messages about unbalanced ref tags, but I'm not going to investigate that any further. Not now, at least, it's 1 a.m. here, time to sleep. Good night, everybody! :) CiaPan (talk) 23:56, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

censorship issue[edit]

Please review the pollicization of cgtn website. There are some facts coming from there about gdp. We need your organization to make way for liberization to information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FEA8:4CA0:7600:4D6E:A676:1E48:10C4 (talk) 08:11, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not censored, we follow what other sources say, rather than choosing to "liberalise information". Joseph2302 (talk) 08:52, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
"Wikipedia" has no formal mechanism to review a website. Wikipedia is crowdsourced by hundreds of thousands of anonymous editors, including you. If you feel that data from this source is biased, you are free to finds other reliable sources that contradict it and add references to those sources. You are not permitted to remove the existing data and citations. For example, if an article says "The value is X[cited to source A]", you cannot simply change it to "The value is Y[cited to source B]". You can however change it to "A states that the value is X, but B states that the value is Y{cited to A and cited to B]". If you believe the source is not a reliable source, then raise this issue at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard. If a consensus then emerges that the source is unreliable, then articles that reference it can be changed. -Arch dude (talk) 16:58, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
The most recent discussion of CGTN on the noticeboard is at: Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard/Archive 312#RFC: China Global Television Network. Based on this discussion, you may treat the source as "unreliable" for some types of information. -Arch dude (talk) 17:12, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
On further investigation, our consensus is that CGTN is deprecated. See Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Perennial sources. see Wikipedia:Deprecated sources for what this means. -Arch dude (talk) 18:22, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Movie[edit]

Header inserted by ColinFine (talk) 12:02, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

this movie is besad on sount movie arjun devera conda nad — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ritvik8840 (talkcontribs) 09:53, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

@Ritvik8840: What are you referring to? PrimeHunter (talk) 12:03, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
Hello, RItvik8840. It appears that you are talking about some movie, but you haven't told us which one, or what you want to say about it. If you have a suggestion for improving an article, please post on the talk page for that article. --ColinFine (talk) 12:03, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

HOW TO GET STARTED[edit]

I want to develop a site helpful. So i need a guider to get started. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vanga Natisha (talkcontribs) 10:01, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

@Vanga Natisha: I am afraid we cannot help you with setting up your own website. This help desk only answers questions about using or editing Wikipedia. You may try Wikipedia:Reference desk/Computing, though you will probbably need to ask more specific questions. Victor Schmidt (talk) 10:19, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Edgar "Gemini" Porter from the Group Men at Large died on January 18, 2021 from Covid 19 related complications.[edit]

Edgar "Gemini" Porter from the Group Men at Large died on January 17, 2021 from Covid 19 related complications. I was able to edit his page but not add he had died. My source was DJ Tony Neil on facebook and it is not listed any where else. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.103.95.153 (talk) 11:53, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Facebook is not regarded by Wikipedia as a reliable source. Please try to find a better source, and post on the article's talk page. --ColinFine (talk) 12:05, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
THank you for wanting to help improve Wikipedia; but I have rolled back your edit. We do not include statements that people have died without a reliable source. --ColinFine (talk) 12:10, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
I found the source [3]. His name is DJ Tony Neal but we need better sources to report deaths. See List of premature obituaries. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:17, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Changes I made were changed.[edit]

Hello,

Jim McCalliog is my step dad and he wanted me to change some things in his wikipedia so I sat and changed everything he wanted and then I got a message saying things were changed back which is really annoying. Hope someone can help. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by StewartWoodhouse (talkcontribs) 15:19, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

@StewartWoodhouse: we don't use plain external links in the article body. That being said, the notification by Serols realy could have been more helpfull. Victor Schmidt (talk) 15:44, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
Hello Victor Schmidt, this was link spam for me, therefore the user also received a warning. Regards --Serols (talk) 15:54, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
IMO {{uw-vandalism1}} does not include linkspam (that's what {{uw-spam1}} is for) Victor Schmidt (talk) 16:03, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

zip code for this city[edit]

I am confuse on the zip code 08012 for Turnersville - Gloucester county

The same zip code is listed for:

ZIP 08012 CITY AND STATE Blackwood, NJ COUNTY Camden AREA 856

HOW IS POSSIBLE THAT THE SAME ZIP CODE BE USE ON TWO DIFFERENT COUNTIES AND CITIES? PLEASE CHECK ON THIS. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.115.142.203 (talk) 17:32, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

This is the help desk for editing and using Wikipedia, but the article on Turnersville, New Jersey seems to acknowledge this. You may want to ask this on the article's talk page. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 17:40, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
Please do not write in ALL-CAPS. This is often considered WP:SHOUTING which may make people less willing to do what you ask. --CiaPan (talk) 18:02, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
Each US post office has a zip code. The same post office (08012) serves both communities. see [4]. -Arch dude (talk) 18:34, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

hindi language[edit]

wikipedia me jitni bhi language hai use hindi me dikhai de? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ajaykumargupta3445569 (talkcontribs) 18:24, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

If you're looking for the Hindi Wikipedia, it's here. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 18:32, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

How do I create an article that redirects to another article?[edit]

How do I create an article that redirects to another article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by UwUpolice1 (talkcontribs) 20:59, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

UwUpolice1, You will find instructions at Wikipedia:Redirect S Philbrick(Talk) 21:19, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by UwUpolice1 (talkcontribs) 21:24, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

January 19[edit]

Do wikipedia allow incomplete sentence like this?[edit]

Here sentence ends with "and" with no period.

  • Kingfisher replaced the Deccan brand with Kingfisher Red in August 2008 and

Do wikipedia allow incomplete sentence like this? Rizosome (talk) 04:09, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Rizosome: No, I have reverted the incorrect edit. Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 04:21, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

GoingBatty It has good article badge on it, why did you edit it? Rizosome (talk) 04:42, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Rizosome: Because someone made an incorrect edit and you chose to report it instead of fixing it yourself. Editors may edit any article - even Wikipedia:Good articles - to make them better (presuming the article is not temporarily protected). GoingBatty (talk) 04:46, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Good articles are not perfect articles. Clarityfiend (talk) 06:43, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Pritchy the Black Rose[edit]

PRITCHY THE BLACK ROSE

Pritchy the black rose is an upcoming rapper with a outstanding bars coming 0up in the city of Gweru.He was born in 1998 February. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pritch the black Rose (talkcontribs) 06:06, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Pritch the black Rose: You’re going to have a hard time getting an article approved without significant media coverage of him. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 08:54, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
"Upcoming" is going to be a problem. Please see Wikipedia:UPCOMING.--Shantavira|feed me 10:10, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Is my first edit acceptable?[edit]

I edited this article. Is my first edit acceptable? I never done this before. Rizosome (talk) 06:34, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello Rizosome. Yes it is. SenatorLEVI 06:35, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

I need help finding a freely licensed image[edit]

Symbol redirect vote2.svg Courtesy link: Dancing Gabe

Can someone help me find a freely licensed or public domain picture of dancing gabe so I can upload to Wikimedia commons for his article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikieditor6557 (talkcontribs) 06:47, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Wikieditor6557: have a look at the Free Image Search Tool, or on Flickr (make sure your search is set to "Commercial use & mods allowed"). Or maybe try c:Commons:Picture requests (that may take ages to get a response, though). Seagull123 Φ 19:25, 19 January 2021 (UTC)



@Seagull123: if the image is freely licensed does that mean nobody can copyright the image? Also when you say “(make sure your search is set to commercial use and mods only)” are you talking about on Flickr or the free image tool?

Referencing errors on Impact factor[edit]

Reference help requested. I received an alert on a mistake I made, but I do not know exactly how to fix it. Can you help me correct my mistake? Thanks, Floren — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fcabello (talkcontribs) 10:13, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Fcabello: You don't need to worry about this. The alert message is dated 23 November 2015, over five years ago, and the error was fixed a few days later by another editor. -- John of Reading (talk) 10:22, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Vandalism help request from Ds7717[edit]

I have noticed some vandalism at Equal Pay Day. Namely, various numbers have been changed or removed and the first line of the page has been changed. Due to this last change the page preview currently just says “Useless”. Additionally, the page also seems a bit outdated; International Equal Pay Day is now an official UN observance that is celebrated on 18 September.

Would an editor please assist me with fixing it? Thank you, Ds7717 (talk) 10:49, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Ds7717: An editor has reverted the vandalism. I have updated the lead and added the United Nations.[5] PrimeHunter (talk) 11:54, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Upload page to Wikipedia[edit]

Hi I created a new page for a local author and I’m new and not sure if it’s gone live yet or what I’m doing wrong.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Coogiemonster/Sample_page

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Coogiemonster (talkcontribs) 11:31, 19 January 2021 (UTC) 
Coogiemonster It is "live" in that it is visible to those who know to look for it, but it is not formally part of the encyclopedia. New users cannot directly create articles and must submit drafts using Articles for Creation; if you were to submit your draft, however, it would be rejected, as you only have two sources both of which seem to be routine descriptions of the person you are writing about. Wikipedia requires significant coverage in multiple published independent reliable sources, showing how the subject meets the special Wikipedia definition of a notable person, in order for a person to merit a Wikipedia article. I would suggest that you use the new user tutorial and review Your First Article to learn more about Wikipedia before further work on your draft. 331dot (talk) 11:47, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Please get back the original version of Reign of X[edit]

Hi, I’m sorry but I am new to Wikipedia editing and I accidentally redirected a post from earlier today. When the redirection page came up there was none of the information from the original page there. I know that many people spent hours towards the page that I have now supposedly deleted. I can’t seem to delete the redirects and I’m started to get worried. The (now redirected) page is called Reign of X — Preceding unsigned comment added by 110.33.26.115 (talk) 11:38, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Something went wrong but it wasn't your fault. I have sorted it out. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:31, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Emile Gouws[edit]

Good day,

How do I go about to get a persons details on Wikipedia. I have put details on but can't find the person when searching for him.

http://en.turkcewiki.org/wiki/User:Mieliemeel93

Kind regardsMieliemeel93 (talk) 13:45, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, Mieliemee193. I think that you have a misunderstanding of what Wikipedia is. It's not like social media that you "put up a person's details": it is an encyclopaedia, which contains carefully written and neutral articles about notable subjects, based almost entirely on published reliable sources. What you have done is written about somebody on your user page: which, though it is visible to anybody who goes looking for it, will never be indexed by search engines, because it is not part of the encyclopaedia. If you can find reliable independent sources to show that Gouws meets Wikipedia's criteria for notability, then you may try writing an article about him (based entirely on what those sources say, not on what you happen to know about him). But be aware that writing a new article is one of the hardest tasks there is for inexperienced editors: I suggest you put that to one side for a few months, and learn how Wikipedia works by taking The Wikipedia Adventure, and then improving some of our six million existing articles that interest you. When you understand about notability, and sources, then you can read your first article, and have a go at creating a draft.
I should also say that if you are connected with Gouws, you should read about editing with a conflict of interest. If you are Emile Gouws, then you should not write the article at all: autobiography is strongly discouraged.
All the blue links in my answer point to pages with policies and procedures that you should read if you wish to continue. --ColinFine (talk) 14:44, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Repinging Mieliemeel93 (I got your user name wrong above). I have put some helpful links on your user talk page. --ColinFine (talk) 14:46, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Is there a feature for personalization?[edit]

Hello Wikipedia users,

Do any of you know if there is a customized feature for a personalized home page with details on your recent articles viewed, articles you might be interested in, etc.? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Burgermachine74 (talkcontribs) 13:50, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, Burgermachine74. You can edit your user page to put anything you like on there, consistent withy the policy in WP:UPYES. Some people put a very short biography. Many people user userboxes to say some things about themselves and their interests. Many people list the articles they have made significant contributions to. Other editors choose not to have user pages at all. It's up to you. --ColinFine (talk) 14:03, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Uploading Image - Movie Poster[edit]

I have to be missing something here. I know I have read through the wikimedia commons a handful of times but if I am grabbing a movie poster from say IMdb or Full Moon features site what do I need to select in order for it to not be deleted? I have seen other images uploaded from that those sites with no problem. Am I missing a step somewhere? I know I do not own creative rights to it and I am not trying to use it for any sort of gain. I am just trying to essentially advertise for them by adding a page that has not yet been created for the movie. Mutant_hunt.jpg is my image in question. Sorry if this has been asked before. Thank you! SeanRMull (talk) 14:00, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello. Since movie posters and the like are not free but rather fair use, you have to upload them onto Wikipedia, not Commons. So when you upload an image at Wikipedia:File_Upload_Wizard, choose to upload it locally (not the big blue button). That is the big issue - see Wikipedia:Non-free content for more details. Look at the cover art for a major film for help on how to proceed (i.e., what criteria they use for inclusion.). But the one thing that will get it deleted without fail is uploading it to commons - that is for free works only. ‡ Єl Cid of Valencia talk 14:33, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@SeanRMull: Fair-use images are only allowed to upload for use in encyclopedia articles satisfying fair-use criteria. They are not allowed in drafts so you have to wait to see if a draft is accepted. I have removed the image from Draft:Mutant Hunt (1987 film). PrimeHunter (talk) 15:38, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Review a particular page.[edit]

Your page on the January 6th events at the Capitol contains errors. The worst is a false premise about violence. It reads like a one sided political commentary and not a statement of facts. Then you locked it. This is pathetic. Stop increasing the rhetoric and problems, and pull the bs from your site. We cannot advance past this as a society of you don't stop fueling flames with this bs — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2603:7081:3240:500:F47B:BE28:C6A5:A90 (talk) 15:35, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

If you have suggestions for improving an article, the best step is to start a discussion on that article's talk page. RudolfRed (talk) 15:46, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
You can post specific suggestions with reliable sources to Talk:2021 storming of the United States Capitol, but note there is already 1.5 MB of discussions in the talk page and its archives. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:50, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Should discussion on whether an article should go on a template occur on the template’s talk page or the article’s talk page?[edit]

We’re having a bit of a dispute over this and so I would like clarification. The other user had started a discussion on the template’s talk page in which they were the only participant and so got to decide the outcome. I objected after it had closed, saying it should probably go on the article’s talk page; however, the other user said if I attempted to move the discussion there, it would constitute “canvassing and forum shopping”. They expressed sympathy for me, and was like hey I don’t make the rules.

Please see below.

http://en.turkcewiki.org/wiki/User_talk:Beneficii#Canvassing_and_forum_shopping_is_not_allowed

http://en.turkcewiki.org/wiki/Template_talk:Coup_d%27état#2021_USA_coup

-—Beneficii (talk) 16:54, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi @Beneficii: on which article would you like this discussion to take place? What is the other user trying to change? Typically, asking to reopen a discussion isn't canvassing. Usually, if an editor wants to change an article they make the request on the talk page, or put a notification and link to the discussion on the talk page. I'm pinging @Vanny089: so that they can join the conversation if they want. Z1720 (talk) 21:39, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
It’s about whether to add http://en.turkcewiki.org/wiki/Talk:2021_storming_of_the_United_States_Capitol to the coup templates. They were on the templates originally. However, the user in question started a discussion on one if the template talk pages (linked above) saying the article should be removed. As no one else responded, probably because hardly anybody ever goes to the template talk pages, the user closed the discussion.
What I want to know is, is it OK to move the discussion to the article talk page, which gets a lot more traffic (and as far as I know it’s not biased in any one direction), or would that be “canvassing and forum shopping” and get me in trouble. As the other user suggested it would get me in trouble, I don’t know what to do.—Beneficii (talk) 21:59, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Hi @Beneficii: I am not an admin, but I did ask around and got some opinions from editors that I respect. This process took a while, and I did a lot of thinking about this, which is why this response is delayed. Unfortunately, what I post below is advice, not a definitive answer to your question.
I would not move the discussion to Talk:2021_storming_of_the_United_States_Capitol. The discussion is about the template, and it's best to keep discussions about the template in one place. However, I support putting a Template:Please see notice on "Talk:2021_storming_of_the_United_States_Capitol". According to WP:CANVASSING, Canvassing is notification done with the intention of influencing the outcome of a discussion in a particular way. On "Talk:2021_storming_of_the_United_States_Capitol" there is a discussion on whether the event was an insurrection or a coup, and opinions seem pretty evenly split. I interpret the discussion on Template talk:Coup d'état to be trying to answer the same insurrection vs coup question. These topics are connected together and editors in one discussion will probably want to know and comment about the discussion on the other. Since Talk:2021_storming_of_the_United_States_Capitol is pretty evenly split on how to define the event, I do not see how posting a "Template:Please see" notice is trying to influence the outcome, and thus not considered canvassing.
I am also interested to see how other editors might comment on this question and would wait for more responses before posting a notice. Afterall, there is no deadline on Wikipedia. Z1720 (talk) 23:45, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Deleted page (Draft:Rainbowfatface)[edit]

On 23:56, 4 January 2018, a draft for an article for creation titled "Rainbowfatface" was deleted. This draft was created by me, under the IP "24.42.211.156" . If there's any way for you to show me the contents of the article, that would be great. Rainbowfatface is not notable enough to be a wikipedia article, but I want to see what I wrote on the article. If you can do anything, please let me know (edited bc i accidentally put an email address)

I just want to see what I put in the article (I dont remember since it was 2 years ago).

24.96.211.178 (talk) 16:57, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, IP user. The deletion log for the draft says:
2018-07-05T18:24:16 Boson talk contribs deleted page Draft:Rainbowfatface (G13: Abandoned draft or AfC submission – If you wish to retrieve it, please see WP:REFUND/G13 (TW))
Does that tell you what you need to do? --ColinFine (talk) 19:09, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

New page[edit]

Hi
to be able to create an page, how many edits must be made and how many days must the account exist?
I have an account in the german wiki i already have more edits can i use it to create an page in the english wiki?--Edthown (talk) 17:05, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@Edthown, once you are autoconfirmed, "accounts that are at least 4 days old and have made at least 10 edits to the encyclopedia" - see Help:Your first articleEd talk! ✨ 17:16, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@Edthown:(edit conflict) Hello and Welcome to the english Wikipedia. First of all, yes, you can use the same account here on the english Wikipedia. As for new articles, while you need WP:AUTOCONFIRMED rights to directly post in mainspace, you can always use [[Help:Draft|the draft namspace, and I strongely recommend it, even if you no longer technically need it. Please be aware that the english Wikipedia might have different rules than the english Wikipedia. Victor Schmidt (talk) 17:21, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Trying to fix protected page[edit]

Hello, I saw a small mistake on this (MF_Doom) website, and would like permission to change it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:240:4B80:5500:BC0B:BDC1:28ED:7B3B (talk) 18:50, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Please make an edit request on the article talk page, Talk:MF Doom. 331dot (talk) 18:55, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

list of french municipalities[edit]

is a list that collects ALL French municipalities encyclopedic? And is the same true for all other municipalities in all other countries?--Hdiddan (talk) 19:00, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hdiddan I'll turn your question around. How is it not encyclopedic to have a single article with French municipalities on it? We have many such articles, and not just about municipalities. 331dot (talk) 19:03, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@331dot: thank you for the answer. I asked this question because on itwiki the lists are not much loved, but I see that here it is the reverse. That's why I like enwiki :)--Hdiddan (talk) 19:12, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@Hdiddan: Assuming you mean Communes of France, there are around 37,000. I don't think 331dot expected that. I find it unlikely that a single list would be allowed to stay. We already have Lists of communes of France, Category:Lists of communes of France and {{Communes of France}} to help navigation between more manageable lists by department. The largest page at Special:LongPages is currently 515,256 bytes. A list of all French communes would be much larger. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:24, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Gazau[edit]

Gazau is a town located in isa local government sokoto state — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tujjaniau (talkcontribs) 20:37, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Tujjaniau, did you have a question about using or editing Wikipedia? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 21:04, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hatnotes[edit]

In the article "Reading" this line does not appear in the correct order on my iPhone. It appears after the first line of the article.

Is there a way to fix that? John NH (talk) 21:01, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

It works on my iPhone. Please quote the text you see above the line. The first line of the article is: "Reading is the process of receiving or taking in the sense or meaning of letters, symbols, etc., especially by sight or touch." Is that it? I see it below the line. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:48, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@Jnhmunro: Also say whether you are viewing the mobile or desktop version on the iPhone, or using a Wikipedia app. You can switch between mobile and desktop at the bottom of pages. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:54, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@Jnhmunro: Quick question, are you using the Wikipedia app? I'm using an Android phone, and the hatnote is appearing after the lede's first paragraph for me as well when I was use the app, but not when I view it through my phone's Chrome browser (where it appears above that paragraph). —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 21:56, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
I concur, Tenryuu, and Jnhmunro. I suspect it is because the template {{reading}} (which generates the navigation box) is above the hatnotes, contrary to WP:HNP. I have corrected this - so far the display hasn't changed on my phone, but I suspect this is a caching issue. --ColinFine (talk) 22:45, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
I don't suppose there's a way to purge on the mobile app, is there? I haven't seen a button for it in any menu on an article. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 23:37, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for trying. Yes I am using the Wikipedia app. I just replaced the app on my iPhone, but the first line "Reading is the process..." still appears above the Hatnotes. It's not a big deal, but as you know, the hatnotes should be the first things our readers see.John NH (talk) 01:01, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Ludington, Michigan[edit]

How can I get this page semi-protected? See article Talk. Thanks. --Doug Coldwell (talk) 21:19, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Doug Coldwell: You can request it at WP:RFPP RudolfRed (talk) 21:37, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

I need help seeing if I properly uploaded a photo[edit]

I need help verifying that Dancing Gabe image on his Wikipedia page properly shows the license and that I’m not missing anything in the file. If someone could help me please. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikieditor6557 (talkcontribs) 21:53, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

I need help editing a image file[edit]

For some reason when on the Dancing Gabe image file DancingGabe.jpg it doesn’t expand on the licensing. I put that the work is under a Creative Commons license but it doesn’t tell people what they can do and can’t do with the image on the file. Most files I have seen do this. Can someone explain how to fix it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikieditor6557 (talkcontribs) 22:51, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

The licensing looks right to me, Wikieditor6557. The image is licensed at Flickr by CC-BY 2.0, the File description correctly reports this licence, and commons:commons:licensing lists that licence as acceptable. The only thing you could have done better is to upload it to Commons rather than Wikipedia, so that other projects (in particular, other language editions of Wikipedia) could use it. (Only free images may be uploaded to Commons). There is a button at the top of the description page to export it to Commons. --ColinFine (talk) 22:56, 19 January 2021 (UTC)


Seeking the status of an article that I submitted in November[edit]

Dear Help Desk,

Back in November, I submitted an article for consideration titled "Giorgio Bertellini." The article was never published on Wikipedia and I have not heard from Wikipedia why they chose not to publish it. I would be happy to resubmit the article for consideration. Please respond so that I know what the next steps should be.

Sincerely,

Kenneth Garner, Ph.D. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Michiken1970 (talkcontribs) 22:55, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, Michiken1970. Your draft is sitting in your sandbox, User:Michiken1970/sandbox, where you left it. Since you never submitted it for review, nobody has done anything with it - probably nobody has looked at it. I have added a header that will allow you to submit it; but if you do so now, it will certainly be declined as it has no references. A Wikipedia article must include references to reliable indpendent sources about the subject, and those sources must together establish that the subject meets Wikipedia's criteria for notability. Please read WP:REFB. --ColinFine (talk) 23:02, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@Michiken1970: The draft at User:Michiken1970/sandbox has not been submitted for review. When it is ready, you may submit it using the blue button at the top of the page. At the very least, you need to add references. I suggest you read through WP:YFA which will show all the steps needed to create a draft, and then submit it. RudolfRed (talk) 23:02, 19 January 2021 (UTC)


January 20[edit]

Update[edit]

Doug3584030 (talk) 00:23, 20 January 2021 (UTC) Hello I was curious to check something online so I google dems wiki and while I was browsing the article, there had not been an update the senate seats were 46 and right now its 50 seats, I can edit it because its lock so if you have time one of the editors here can update it. Thanks

@Doug3584030: Welcome to the Teahouse. You should go to the article's talk page (whichever article that may be) and post your request as an edit request. Be sure to say exactly what you want to change, what to change it into, and give a reliable source. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 00:34, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
@Doug3584030: I guess it's about 46 in the infobox in Democratic Party (United States). Two senators Bernie Sanders and Angus King caucus with the Democrats but are independent. Two Democratic senator-elects Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were elected January 5, 2021 in Georgia runoff elections but haven't been sworn in yet. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:16, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

List of job titles and dates[edit]

Would copying a list of the job titles a person has had and the years in which they served in them, if it is written the same way in a source, be a copyright infringement or work with regards to criteria at Wikipedia:Copyright in lists? Thank you. Andysmith248 (talk) 01:37, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Will I get an email when my page is approved?[edit]

How do I know if my wiki page is still in pending status or is it approved? — Preceding unsigned comment added by LordGriot (talkcontribs) 01:43, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

LordGriot, reviewers generally leave a notification on your user talk page, which should appear as a visible alert in the top-right corner of your screen. You can adjust whether or not you receive emails by going to your Preferences, navigating to the Notifications tab, and checking the box under the Email column for "Talk page message". —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 02:03, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
LordGriot You would first need to actually submit it for review; I will shortly add the appropriate information to do so. 331dot (talk) 02:07, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Where should I propose that a pair of pages be moved?[edit]

Hi there, I am not a completely new editor, but back after a several-year hiatus. During my first tenure I made several mistakes, including "rogue" page-moving. Now I feel that two articles should be moved (Kelvin–Stokes theorem to simply Stokes' theorem and therefore the page currently at Stokes' theorem to Generalized Stokes theorem or some other appropriate title). But, I don't want to violate community norms again by doing this without asking. Where is the appropriate place to ask the community? Thank you! ChromaNebula (talk) 02:35, 20 January 2021 (UTC)