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December 12[edit]

Reza kaihani[edit]


Hamid Reza Kaihani (Ryan kaihani)is a Musician,Composer-Multi_instrumentalist andTeacher.

Experienced Music Teacher,Composer and Leader of his Bands and others with a demonstrated history of working in many different genres of the music industry.

Skilled in Music Band Arranging and Composing,Teaching ,Writing Lyrics and Playing Electric Guitars,Bass,Organ, Percussion,Drums,Recorder Flute,Vocals,Bkj,,,mm.acking Vicals,Synth ,Piano and music software programming in many genres specially in American Blues and Classic Rock Music,Ethnomusicology, 20th-century music history.

He was born in Tehran,Iran and was a self-training in music.His main instrument is electric guitar and he got influenced by Many blues artists like T-Bone Walker, B.B.King and Albert King.Rock artists like Eric Clapton,J.J.Cale,David Gilmour and Mark knopfler.In Jazz and Ballads artist like Chat Baker,Billie Holiday,Modern Jazz Quartet and etc.

His first part of his career started from 1998 to 2006 that he released his own band (Cosmic Rays)as a leader, singer,electric guitarist and sometimes bassist,organist and etc.He also made the songs and write his own lyrics in English or using persian classic poets like Molavi.

On the other side of tge coin,he made music and play the instruments (drums,percussion,recorder flute,piano and music software programming were added step by step) for other singers in Tehran and Karaj(Avapendar Studio).

After 2006 he diverted his classic rock to modern rock for several years and back to much more blusey tunes.

The genres of Reza Kaihani are (Blues,Progressive,Classic,Alternative,Indie,pop) Rock,Eastern Spritual,Some Folks and World, Electronics, Singer_Songwriter,Movies Soundtrack and Children songs.

He also have a Professional history in Flight Simulator as a Flight Dispatcher and B744,B767,B737,B777 Flight Instruments Programmer.

Education:Computer Software, English, Music

Iran Informatic Higher Education Institute

Computer Enginnering Tehran-Shomal Azad University (IAU)

The National Institute Of English in Tehran

Ghotb Ravandi Higher Education Institute Of Foreign Languages

Flyuk Virtual Airline Advance Training Aiation Courses

International Virtual Aviation Organisation(Ivao )

Personal Development Training Courses such as Advance Musicology,Ethnomusicology,20th-century classical music history,Music Genres and sub-Genres.

Self-development Training Institute in psychology,Anthropology and Musical Culture(specially from Bebop and Beat to Hippy and Glam,Punk and post -punk up to Alternative and Independent sub-Genres). (Official)


Hi LynxTufts‬ and the other supervisors

I'm an Iranian musicion(Composer,Singer-songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist).

Because of our government laws in Iran,I couldnt share my songs in the internet in the past.

''''Now I just want to add my bio in wickipedia which is the only website with no information of my mine.'''''''Bold text

I have many songs in youtube,Google Plus, Soundcloud and facebook.

I dont have any personal website.

Thank you all for your support.

Reza kaihani

Ukv1239 - Thanks you for your interest in Wikipedia. Please visit Wikipedia:Notability#General notability guideline. This will give you information about the independent third party sourcing that would be required to have an article about you on Wikipedia. I will have to caution you that the notability bar is high. If you feel you have sufficient coverage of yourself to demonstrate notability, the next step would be to visit Wikipedia:Articles for creation (AfC), to see how to find editing help. Also important is Wikipedia:Conflict of interest, should you have difficulty with AfC. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 01:37, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

i have already donated i do not want to be asked again to donate[edit]

i have already donated i do not want to be asked again to donate — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:34, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

The donation ad is not a private message to you, it's a billboard for everyone to see. Ian.thomson (talk) 01:36, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
The system has no way of knowing who has donated, especially with anonymous IP addresses that might be used by many editors, but if you create an account then you can switch off the message. Dbfirs 07:27, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Shanghai People's Congress[edit]

The Chinese link in the Shanghai People's Congress is not the Chinese article of the Shanghai People's Congress, but another article. I don't know how change it, so I need help. --Komitsuki (talk) 07:28, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

 Done Lourdes 11:10, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Account issue[edit]

Yes Please my account not usage and not responded wiki My Account — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lyaamalya (talkcontribs) 07:49, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

If you are not able to login, please read Help:Logging in#Login issues and problems and follow the relevant procedure to login. Thanks, Lourdes 11:10, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Trying to correct wrong information[edit]

When I tried to edit the page on the incorrect statement that Catapla was known as "Catawba" I received an email from Babymissfortune stating that my edit was not constructive. I believe my edit was indeed constructive in that the misidentification of the Catalpa tree only leads to confusion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SnuffyG (talkcontribs) 07:50, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

The message was generated automatically, so please don't take it too seriously. Your edit would have been constructive if you had provided a reference saying that the association was an error. If you can find a WP:Reliable source saying that Catawba is an error, then please repeat your edit. If not, then perhaps you need to accept common usage if others use that term in error. Dbfirs 08:08, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Header at Wikipedia:Bureaucrats[edit]

I've amended the header (Wikipedia:Bureaucrats/Header) to be more informative for visitors, but it's having the effect of making the body text start below all the header material. Someone less ham-fisted than me is very welcome to fix the error I've introduced! With grateful thanks, --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 12:16, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

@Dweller: Better now? -- John of Reading (talk) 12:25, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
John of Reading, wow, that was fast. Yes, thank you. As ever, I apologise for my appalling lack of wikimarkup skills. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 12:27, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

What if i can't use "feet"[edit]

If I write an article in English on Wikipedia and there is a place to write for example length and i mean with that in USA and maybe in the UK they're using feet as length unit and i have learned to use meters so do i have to learn use feet or do i just use meter as length unit? --AkselHelp (talk) 14:56, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

@AkselHelp: See if {{Convert}} will help you to convert units. For example {{convert|123|ft|m|1}} displays 123 feet (37.5 m) – the last parameter '1' causes rounding the result to one decimal digit. Similar conversion in opposite direction: {{convert|7.5|m|ft|1}}7.5 metres (24.6 ft). --CiaPan (talk) 15:09, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

spelling "Ageing"[edit]

There are 18 items in [[Category:Ageing]], and even if I had the right tool to make it match the rest of the "Aging" spellings, I think that this level of correction, involving Category and Article items, should come from an Admin or someone experienced with "the right tool ." Pi314m (talk) 15:39, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

@Pi314m: "Ageing" is the standard British spelling for this word, not a mistake. Please do not make changes from one variety of English to another without good reason. See MOS:ENGVAR. RGloucester 15:43, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Pi314m (talk) 07:34, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

New article[edit]


I wrote a page on my sandbox about someone who is of public interest, when will that article be visible to the public and can be sourced through browsers like google etc... — Preceding unsigned comment added by DennisWilliams09 (talkcontribs) 19:01, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

@DennisWilliams09: Sandboxes are not indexed by search engines; for it to be, your article needs to be formally placed in the encyclopedia. However, your draft is completely unsourced and would not be accepted. Successfully creating an article is one of the hardest things to do on Wikipedia. I would suggest that you first use the new user tutorial and read Your First Article. Then you can use Articles for Creation to submit a draft for review. You should also read WP:BAND, the notability guidelines for musicians. 331dot (talk) 19:09, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Editing Question[edit]

I made some edits to the Nazareth Academy (Elementary) page [1], and the formatting for the Infobox got messed up. Can you tell me how to fix it? Thank you.

Thank you, Laurie Plyem Nazareth Elementary Lplyem (talk) 20:16, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi, @Lplyem: I fixed it. It was caused by unclosed pair of square brackets . –Ammarpad (talk) 20:51, 12 December 2018 (UTC)


I donated $16 to Wikipedia about 3 weeks ago when prompted to donate. Why does the donation request keep coming up on my phone when I use wiki pages? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:08, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia has no way of knowing if you donated to the Wikimedia Foundation or not, because anyone could be using your IP address. Furthermore, as you do not use an account to edit, you cannot prevent those notices from coming up. If you register an account, you can turn off those notices. 331dot (talk) 22:11, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Blanca Aljibes page request[edit]


My name is Carlos Ramirez, I'm Blanca Aljibes' Manager. She is a Venezuelan model with a HUGE professional background. She participated on Miss Venezuela beauty pageant in 2011, she's currently based in Miami and she's growing his professional career with big fashion shows including the New York Fashion Week.

We wanted to create her page on Wikipedia but it was deleted a couple of times! Is there any way you can help us out? All the models that were in Miss Venezuela beauty pageant have their own page, Blanca shouldn't be an exception.

Thank you in advance!

Carlos Ramirez Manager UMT Model Agency — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carlosdaru (talkcontribs) 23:00, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

@Carlosdaru: I've left some instructions on your user talk page. Something you need to understand is that Wikipedia is not a directory where people are entitled to pages. If we had an article about her, neither you, her, nor anyone else connected to her would own the page -- it is Wikipedia's page. As her manager, you have a conflict of interest which you must disclose on your user page. That said, it is possible to create an article if you follow the instructions I left on your user talk page. If you make a draft that is accepted as an article, you should not edit it further but must make edit requests on the article's talk page. Ian.thomson (talk) 23:05, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

December 13[edit]

correcting info on a wiki page[edit]

I'm looking to work on a Wiki article about a certain chemical compound. The article states that "...research into its use has been of poor quality." In fact I have found numerous excellent peer-reviewed studies on this substance and have other knowledge that would be helpful to readers - for all of which I can cite references.

The phrase I just quoted lies in the opening general section of the page; there is no section labeled "Research" (or similar title). My instinct tells me to correct the phrase where it lies, citing the studies as references. Would this be correct and/or should I create a new heading and describe them briefly, with footnotes?

Any guidance appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grasswaskindawet (talkcontribs) 02:38, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

@Grasswaskindawet: If it's unsupported by a citation to a reliable source, just remove it. As a separate issue, if you feel that a "research" section will improve the article, please feel free to add it, with citations. If you feel that this addition then merits a mention in the lead, feel free to add that, too. That would be a matter of editorial judgement, and you are the editor who can make the judgement. -Arch dude (talk) 04:47, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grasswaskindawet (talkcontribs) 01:05, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Asking for donations[edit]

I just made my annual donation to you last month and every time I go on to Wikipedia you ask me for a donation as though I never donated. I’m sick of it. Please stop. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:49, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

The ads are not personal messages directed to you but a billboard that comes up on all site visitors. Ian.thomson (talk) 02:58, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
The site does not know that you personally donated to the Foundation. If you register an account, you can turn off those notices. 331dot (talk) 01:25, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

How to protect page from unauthorized edit[edit]

We have our institute page at we need to protect from unauthorized edit — Preceding unsigned comment added by NIFTEM (talkcontribs) 05:32, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Account blocked as a spam user name making promotional edits and seeking ownership. Article deleted as obvious promo, also entirely unsourced apart from two links to NIFTEM, so can't meet current notability guidelines. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:27, 13 December 2018 (UTC)


Is it possible to add a citation to any Wikipedia page ?

If I add citations to Wikipedia pages will they be deleted ?

How can I prevent my citations from being deleted from any Wikipedia page ?

Thank you for your help

Regards, Archaeologist02 (talk) 09:39, 13 December 2018 (UTC) Archaeologist02

@Archaeologist02: You are welcome to edit any article that you are able to. Citations need to be to a reliable source. For information on adding citations to an article, please click the link WP:CITE. 331dot (talk) 10:07, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

How to edit a page title[edit]

Hi there,

My school's wikipedia page title still refers to the old school name.

Could you please let me know how to edit this name?

Thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by CA 2018 (talkcontribs) 10:07, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

I've moved the article to the new name, International School of Hellerup, leaving a redirect from the old name. Can you improve the referencing by finding independent WP:Reliable sources in which the school has been written about? Dbfirs 11:51, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Inserting Footnotes[edit]

Okay, I've been editing Wikipedia since 2010 and have contributed to 2,000 articles -- but I remain a technological retard. So, this is a question about footnotes. I have tried to use shortened footnotes and templates many times and have found them unworkable or cumbersome. So I create footnotes by hand: for example: [1] When I use the same book as a reference a second time, I write [2]

Is there anything wrong with my technique of creating footnotes? I notice that other editors sometimes change my footnotes into a different style. I can't think of any reason to do that except that it saves a bit of space in the footnote section of an article. In my opinion, a much worse consequence of using footnote templates is causing an editor to have to search an article for a few words of text hidden amongst a blizzard of unintelligible template bytes. The use of templates, as opposed to my method of creating footnotes, makes an article longer--not shorter--and to my mind more difficult to edit.

In other words, I like my style of doing footnotes -- and I don't like other ways of doing footnotes. I'm (somewhat) open to being persuaded that I am committing a crime against humanity by using my primitive methods. Should I complain when another editor changes my footnotes into a different format? Smallchief (talk) 11:38, 13 December 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ Smith, John (1975), Balderdash, Cambridge: University of Harvard Press, p. 2
  2. ^ Smith, p. 3.
Greetings Smallchief. As you will see if you take a look at this guidance, the basic principle is to keep citation style consistent within any one article, so as not to risk confusing the reader by mixing different systems. Editors vary in their preferred styles and Wikipedia does not attempt to impose any one system: it's normally the creator of the article who gets to pick the citation style for that article.
The difficulty in editing in wikitext where full references are embedded in the text is well recognised. Some alleviation is possible using syntax highlighting; this distinguishes the references and other markup using a pale coloured background. Which of the options works best depends on your web browser. Hope this helps: Noyster (talk), 13:24, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Very helpful, Thank you. Particularly helpful is the info on using WP:HILITE. That will ease some of my irritation at having to wade through wikitext. And I'm glad to know that my style of inserting footnotes is not frowned upon by wikipedia. Smallchief (talk) 13:56, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Archiving my talk page[edit]

How do I get Sigmabot to archive my talk page? I've seen it happen on many other users' talk pages, but I don't know how to apply it to my own. I would like to archive my talk page every ten sections. Help me please. Anonymuss User (talk) 14:52, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

@Anonymuss User: Read the how-to guide: User:Lowercase_sigmabot_III/Archive_HowTo. If you're unable to set it, you can ask here again for someone to set it for you.–Ammarpad (talk) 17:18, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Article declined[edit]


I don't understand why you had declined my article about everis in english.

Thank you in advance

Best regards, Carolina — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carolina Gomez Apache (talkcontribs) 15:13, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

What you posted was an advertisement, full of garbage like, "provides business solutions to drive digital transformation through disruptive technologies", and sourced to unreliable sources such as the subject's own website. What is your connection to the company? --Orange Mike | Talk 16:04, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Hey, It looks to me like the draft is full of small errors, as well as using almost no wiki markup. Look at some other articles for a good example. I.E. Infoboxes, Proper links. In addition, It seems to violate POV by providing a very "We are great" portrayal. What is your relation to the company? Have fun! WelpThatWorked (talk) 16:50, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
@Carolina Gomez Apache: We have ways to get around conflict-of-interest problems (see WP:COI) and a tone that is not encyclopedic. But, you have a much more serious problem: An article about a subject that is no notable (by our definition, not yours) will be deleted. For corporate notability, see WP:NCORP. For a notable corporation, we will fix the article, no matter how poor it is initially. For a non-notable corporation, we will delete the article, no matter how perfectly written -Arch dude (talk) 21:23, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Dispute about toyota land cruiser (read the page history)[edit]

[2] The big edits were made by unregistered IPs, interesting. (Not sure where to put this to be honest) Anonymuss User (talk) 15:27, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Italian Ministry of Education: is Liceo Scientifico Statale Paolio Lioy vicenza Italy 36100 a accredited school. Can I receive a letter Accredition from that school?[edit]

My son is attending high school at Liceo Scientifico Statale Paolio Lioy vicenza Italy 36100

He is half American and Half Italian. 

Please assist. I desparately need you to confirm if the school is accredited by the Universities of America.

Thanks early

Derrick Owens [details removed] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:4A:C000:6BA:5890:A01B:DEC5:A514 (talk) 17:16, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Hey, First off this kind of question is for the reference desk, not here. This is for help Editing wikipedia. I am having trouble finding the school you named. Does it have a website? — Preceding unsigned comment added by WelpThatWorked (talkcontribs) 17:53, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
I have removed your email address to protect your privacy -- John of Reading (talk) 07:24, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Donations Popup[edit]

This is a little awkward, so I'll get straight to the point...

On the popup asking for donations there should be an option to close the popup by clicking "I already donated this year"

I am getting a little annoyed at this pop up even after I have donated...

You currently have options for only: continue or maybe later.. which is not good enough... so put on of those 300 staff on sorting this oversight out..

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:56, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion. If you create an account, there is a preference to turn off the fundraising banners. RudolfRed (talk) 21:14, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Wikipedia assumes that an IP may be used by different people, and so does not equate them as definite identifiers. In the preferences menu for a dedicated account, you can turn off the banner. WelpThatWorked (talk) 22:11, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

2019 NCAA Division I FBS football navbox[edit]

Can you put 2019 in the NCAA Division I FBS football navbox please. (talk) 22:15, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Adding Images to the profile that I am creating[edit]

I have been having problems concerning the images that I have been adding and it keeps on giving me errors concerning the images. How can I get that resolved?

I tried uploading the images here but still having the same problems — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alissa Morisson (talkcontribs) 22:31, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

To better help you we would need to know exactly what error messages you get.
Your use of the word profile and the promotional language in your draft causes me to think that you have a misunderstanding as to what Wikipedia is. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia; it is not social media for posting "profiles". As an encyclopedia, we have articles about subjects shown to be notable with significant coverage in independent reliable sources. Articles must be written in a neutral point of view without promotional language(such as "is a humanitarian with a passion for seeing transformation realized in Africa, in her lifetime"). I would suggest that you review some existing biographical articles to learn what is being looked for. 331dot (talk) 22:35, 13 December 2018 (UTC)


Please help with ref number 7 on this page. Thanks Srbernadette (talk) 22:56, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Very simply, the value "Liverpool University Press, 2000" is not a date and did not belong in the Date= field. It was removed and replaced with "2000". General Ization Talk 23:00, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
And the publisher was then replaced, in the "publisher=" field: seems more helpful. PamD 08:05, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia for a School Project[edit]


My apologies if this question is in the wrong place! I am a writing student at James Madison University, and I am writing a Wikipedia article for a school project. I may potentially want it published on the main space of the website at a later time, however I cannot do so without permission from the business that I am writing about.

I'm just trying to confirm that my draft won't be published at any time if I submit it, which I believe is the case as I have not made 10 edits yet and do not intend to. By submitting it now, I'm only trying to obtain a cleaner copy of my draft to submit to my professor as part of my project rather than having to submit the page from within the Wikipedia visual editor. I only ask because on the screen where it gives the option to "publish", it says that the action is irrevocable, but I assume this doesn't effect me since I don't meet the requisites for publication anyway.

Could someone help me with this? The project is due tomorrow, so any fast help would be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evanltt (talkcontribs) 23:59, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Re I cannot do so without permission from the business that I am writing about: That's not true as far as we're concerned. Subjects do not own the article about themselves.
Re I'm just trying to confirm that my draft won't be published at any time if I submit it, which I believe is the case as I have not made 10 edits yet and do not intend to: You're getting a few different concepts mixed up. "10 edits" is really only related to autoconfirmation, which just means that a user is allowed to edit semi-protected pages. It has nothing to do with publishing a draft. A draft is only published if you submit it for review, which is not the same as just saving it in draftspace. You currently do not have any drafts saved.
Re I only ask because on the screen where it gives the option to "publish", it says that the action is irrevocable, but I assume this doesn't effect me since I don't meet the requisites for publication anyway "publish" just means save as a draft. Right now, your work is not saved and if you close the window you will lose it. You must hit publish or your work will be lost. Just don't go on to click "submit for review" or anything like that. Ian.thomson (talk) 00:07, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Also, the "action is irrevocable" means that it's just going to be permanently recorded on the site servers. You can still edit the draft. Ian.thomson (talk) 00:10, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
@Evanltt: A few additional items: We use the term "publish" in two different ways. When you save your draft in draft space, you are still making is irrevocably available to anyone. This is "Published" in the sense that it has been irrevocably released by you to anyone under the CC-BY-SA copyright license. This is the meaning of "publish" under copyright law. You are also using the term "publish" in a different sense to mean "moved into main space". Second item: we do not want material in Wikipedia, including in draft space, that would require any sort of "permission" from the subject of the article. If the material is not information that is available in reliable sources (WP:RS), it should not be here, and if it is information available in reliable sources, then the subject has no authority to prohibit its presence here. Third point: if this was a school assignment, then either you misunderstood your instructor, or your instructor misunderstood the way Wikipedia works. Please make your instructor aware of this. We have resources to help your instructor understand how to incorporate Wikipedia editing into the curriculum. See Wikipedia:School and university projects. -Arch dude (talk) 03:11, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

December 14[edit]

My First edit - did I get it right?[edit]


I just added my first edit to Wiki. I hope that I got it right. I added some content to this page -

Was my reference correct?

J — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sexologicalbody (talkcontribs) 03:16, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Hey, your edit was reverted, possibly because it didn't help the article be better. Not seeing any refrences. also, sign your comments by typing ~~~~ WelpThatWorked (talk) 20:48, 14 December 2018 (UTC)


How can I add pics to my own Wikipedia page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by David Bedella (talkcontribs) 10:21, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi, David. First please note, there's no such thing on Wikipedia like your OWN page. You may want to see WP:OWN for more detailed explanation.
Second, please visit WP:IMAGE to find some guidelines concerning selecting and preparing images for Wikipedia, uploading them and finally using them in Wikipedia pages. --CiaPan (talk) 13:04, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
@David Bedella: You can add one or two images to your user page using the above instructions. That page is a bit closer to being "owned" by you than other Wikipedia pages. Do remember that the purpose of your user page is to tell others about yourself as a Wikkipedian: it's not a general-purpose blog or vanity page. (Well, unless you are vain about being a Wikipedian.) -Arch dude (talk) 14:47, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

updates being reverted[edit]

I am the public information officer for the police, and I revised the information as it was very old, but it reverted. Everything I posted was cited to the official police web site. The old citations were for pages that no longer existed. Even the specifics, like the name of our current police chief reverted, thus the entire page is outdated or completely wrong. Why did it revert? Alyson crean (talk) 13:54, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

It appears that Sphilbrick reverted some of your earlier additions for being copyright violations. Wikipedia cannot accept copyrighted content at all. shoy (reactions) 14:22, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
@Alyson crean: copyright law protects creative content and structure, but not facts. You can copy facts, not sentences. You can re-state the content in your own words. Wikipedia chooses to be very conservative in our interpretation of copyright law. Our server are in Florida, and we don't want the police to bust us. As a separate issue, you have a conflict of interest (WP:COI) and you are a paid editor (WP:PAID). This is not a problem, just a fact. You must declare your paid status to comply with our terms of service. (Not a big deal, just a note on your user page will do.) You can still make direct non-controversial changes to facts in the article directly, yourself, but for anything more etensive, you should instead suggest changes on the article's talk page, and then add the magic incantation {{request edit}} (with the curly brackets) and another editor will come along and change the article for you. These rules may seem overly restrictive, but ask yourself: what rules would you like to be in place for an article about some organization you need information about? -Arch dude (talk) 14:59, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Why can't I simply make a new article?[edit]

I thought that if you wanted to make a new Wikipedia article, all you had to do was type it up and publish it. But it seems that I can't do that whenever I try to create a new article. I get a long message saying the following:

The article that you're looking for doesn't exist.

You can create it, but... Before you create an article, you should read this guide. New to Wikipedia? See the contributing to Wikipedia page for everything you need to know to get started.

Need interactive help? You can ask questions at the Teahouse, help desk or through live chat. There are different ways to edit Wikipedia:

Sandbox Ready to try editing? You can experiment in your own sandbox to get a feel for editing Wikipedia. This is a great place to start without affecting live articles. Start editing

Improve Wikipedia needs your help. Pick small editing tasks from a list, such as fixing spelling and grammar. Learn by making improvements to existing articles. Start helping

Article wizard If you already have experience with editing, you can use our article wizard to create new articles. In just a few steps, you'll be on your way to contributing to Wikipedia. Start creating

I know how to make a new article. So why do I have to go through all this to make a new article? Sei Noelle (talk) 19:02, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

You can not create a new article directly until your account is autoconfirmed which typically happens when you have at least 10 edits and your account is at least 4 days old. Until then, you can use the wizard at WP:YFA to create a draft article for review. RudolfRed (talk) 19:05, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
@Sei Noelle: Above is the technical reason you can't create new articles. The reason Wikipedia has these requirements is to reduce the number of new problematic pages (e.g. advertising) in the "article-space" and keep them in the "draft-space" where readers won't generally find them. Of course, this means that some high-quality pages will be stuck in draft-space for a while because their authors are not confirmed. But, in general, a page created by a confirmed user is less likely to be problematic than a page created by a non-confirmed user, because it usually takes a little while for newer editors to learn the Wikipedia interface and good editing practices like citing sources.
This change was in the making for seven years and was implemented less than a year ago, see WP:ACTRIAL. – Teratix 23:19, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
For info, this sock puppet account has been blocked and talk page access revoked Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:38, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Catriona Gray[edit]


Catriona Gray's web page already has mentioned that she is the winner of Miss universe 2018, while in fact, the pagent is going to take place on December 17th! I know people are enthusiastic about her winning this time, but does that give a right for them to declare as a winner before the judges decide on the day of the competition? If that much liberty is there, why at all should she even participate in the pagent?! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Riya kr (talkcontribs) 21:12, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

The article Catriona Gray does not describe Ms. Gray as the winner of the 2018 Miss Universe pageant. It merely says she is competing in it. General Ization Talk 21:15, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
I did find that the infobox included the 2018 Miss Universe pageant among Gray's "Major competition(s)", and the notation "(Winner)" next to it. I have removed that pageant from the infobox, as it does not belong there until she has actually appeared in the pageant. General Ization Talk 21:18, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Riya kr, this was corrected in 13 minutes. She was listed as the winner by an anonymous editor as what appears to be an act of WP:VANDALISM. †dismas†|(talk) 21:34, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Deleting versions[edit]

I ran across a new draft where the author initially included a copyvio but later removed it. Is there a maintenance tag or forum to request deletion of the copyvio versions? Or is it maybe OK to leave a copyvio in the history? —teb728 t c 23:57, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello @Teb728:, you can use Template:Copyvio-revdel on top of the page to request a revdel from an admin (you'll need to list the specific versions to be deleted as template parameters). GermanJoe (talk) 00:11, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

December 15[edit]

Cannot figure out how to mark a page that needs to be updated and I don't know the information to do so[edit]


I cannot find the code to add to a page that needs to be updated with new information. Can someone please let me know what it is. Kevinhanit (talk) 00:09, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

@Kevinhanit: Is Template:Update what you are looking for? Eagleash (talk) 01:21, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Texas Civil Air Patrol patch on Wikipedia[edit]

The designer of the Texas Civil Air Patrol patch was designed by Melvin W. Cox of Ft. Worth. In the late 1940's, Texas had a art contest for the designing of the patch for the Texas CAP. My father, Mel Cox won the contest and his design is still used today for the Texas CAP patch. At that time, Mel Cox was a Major and Company Commander of CAP's Ft. Worth Squadron One — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:01, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello; do you have a question relating to how to edit Wikipedia? Please provide a link to any page you are encountering difficulty with. This thread is the only edit from the IP used to post here. Some useful links have been left at your talk page. Eagleash (talk) 10:22, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

how to delete pages spreading false rumours ?[edit]

Someone is spreading false rumors about my organisation , how i can stop them from using wikipedia as a medium to do the same ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:34, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Without specifics, all I can do is suggest you check out Wikipedia:Requests for page protection or Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. Clarityfiend (talk) 08:48, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes, a link to the article would help. Britmax (talk) 15:36, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

James Kitson, 1st Baron Airedale[edit]

Ref number 9 is in red and I don't know why. Please fix if you are able. Thanks (talk) 10:30, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Because you have spelt December incorrectly. Eagleash (talk) 10:48, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:06, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


Is there a simple guide to what to do (if anything) about BLPs where the usernames of a couple of contributors suggest that they may be connected to the subject? I've found plenty of advice about what to do if I have a COI, but is there anything we should be doing when we stumble across an article such as Jon M. Sweeney? Certes (talk) 13:20, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

The article could be tagged with {{COI}}. Normally we would also go to the editor's talk page to explain the concern, but in the case of User:Jonmsweeney that was done some months ago. Of course we can't be altogether certain that the editor is the same person whom the article is about: could just be a fan. Any additions to articles that are unsourced and blatantly promotional should just be reverted whoever makes them, but it doesn't seem to me that that applies in this case: Noyster (talk), 17:46, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. It looks as if there's nothing further to do in this case, as the article doesn't show the blatant bias that {{COI}} might imply. Certes (talk) 17:51, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Leeds General Infirmary[edit]

I am not happy with the way I have done ref. number 13. Sorry. Please fix if able. (talk) 13:27, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

 Done; Date in publisher parameter! Eagleash (talk) 13:47, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
Sorry Eagleash - I added in a quote - ref 13 - and ruined it. Please fix if you can. thanks again (talk) 13:51, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
I've fixed it now. To add a new parameter, use an equals sign instead of the colon you used; the layout of a named (not numerical) parameter is pipe (|), parameter name, equals sign (=), and parameter text. In this case, it would be |quote=[PUTQUOTEHERE] added to the end of the template. The world of templates is quite complicated so please feel free to ask here if you have any further questions.--SkyGazer 512 Oh no, what did I do this time? 13:58, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) SkyGazer 512 has fixed it. Once again please don't start new threads with the same heading. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 14:03, 15 December 2018 (UTC)