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Kundan Srivastava wiki[edit]

Hi Team,

I know that some people tried to submit an article about Kundan Srivastava and the article was rejected 3-4 times a few years before because of lack of resources.

Now he has a lot of of sources. Can we have a Wikipedia profile of Kundan Srivastava? Can you verify his reliable sources are mentioned below. I’ll be highly grateful to you.

If you allow then will submit the article about Kundan. He’s a noted Indian human rights activist. Below is the google knowledge panel source.






Works: Sushma Swaraj

Social Media Profiles:

Surbhi20 (talk) 18:15, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Surbhi20, this appears to be reference bombing. Many of the sources you cite do not mention Srivastava at all, and those which do (at least on a spot check) seem only to be a name drop or brief mention. No number of mentions or name drops results in notability. The requirement is that multiple independent and reliable sources (which your top two are not) cover the subject in depth, not just mention them. That still does not seem to be the case here. If you have some sources you believe satisfy that requirement, please note two or three of those and those particular ones can be evaluated, but a bunch of passing mentions won't do the trick. Seraphimblade Talk to me 19:43, 15 July 2019 (UTC)


Thankyou for your reply. Sir, all the sources I cite do mention Srivastava’s works.

I understood your words for the independent and multiple sources that you mentioned.

Out of these 6 sources mentioned below many you consider as reliable sources for Wikipedia?





Surbhi20 (talk) 02:31, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Surbhi20, hi - I'm afraid that from a quick check, none of those sources look suitable to me. I've never heard of 'Celebrityborn', 'writingtipsoasis' or 'bepositive' before, but none of them look like reliable sources with reputations for fact checking to me. The name of 'popularwikibio' implies that it is UGC, so also not reliable. INVC might be a bit better, but to be honest that looks like a rehashed press release, and winning a non-notable award (we don't have an article on it, so I assume it is not notable) doesn't make the subject notable. Is there any significant coverage of him in national news media? That would be a good start. GirthSummit (blether) 14:03, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Thankyou so much for making me understand. Will search his significant coverage of national news media and will get back to you soon.

Surbhi20 (talk) 19:09, 16 July 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I hope these sources will works ..Significant coverage of national news media



BBC Interview of activist Kundan Srivastava:



Surbhi20 (talk) 14:49, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

For your main question ‘Can we have a Wikipedia profile of Kundan Srivastava? ’ the answer is: NO.
Wikipedia is not social media (see WP:NOTSOCIALMEDIA) – we don't have 'profiles' of anyone. We have articles about notable subjects, with specific criteria of notability (see WP:NOTABILITY). --CiaPan (talk) 06:45, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Profiles of topics (or people) didn't originate with social media. Any Wikipedia article could reasonably be called a profile of its subject. Let's not allow corporations to steal the language! —{{u|Goldenshimmer}} (they/their)|TalkContributions 03:11, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
I understand what CiaPan is saying, but the original poster (whose native language does not seem to be English) probably means the word as "a short article giving a description of a person or organization." And we DO have those. Sincerely, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 04:08, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Honeybee subspecies - A. m. carnica or A. m. carpatica?[edit]

Request to have an article created, unsure where it fits.[edit]

I've tried to figure out how to create an article myself, but to my dismay, I just don't get it.

I'd like to create an article for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation. This is a benefit available to many people on Medicare/Medicaid who need assistance getting to doctors appointments.

Where would this fit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smngg7 (talkcontribs) 16:07, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Advice is available at WP:Your first article. David Biddulph (talk) 18:16, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

That does not help me figure out what category this article should go in. --Smngg7 (talk) 19:41, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Smngg7, Category:Ambulance services? Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 19:54, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
I would like to ask Smngg7 why he is concerned about a "category." That's usually tacked on after the article is accepted. Anyway, I will ask him on his Talk page. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 05:01, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

American modernism[edit]

I saw this page while on citation hunt and it appears to have a lot of problems. Not sure if majority of what is written is about article, what should I do? I was thinking to stub it and leave only parts with references even if they are a bit off topic? Aocdnw (talk) 11:01, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia, and thanks for wanting to make it better. You should discuss this on the article's talk page. RudolfRed (talk) 21:30, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
@Aocdnw: fixing the ping... RudolfRed (talk) 21:31, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
I understand general changes to specific article are to be discussed on Talk page of said article, but I am asking for guidance on how to deal with articles that have numerous issues in general. I have taken a closer look and concluded there is original research as well in addition to entirely unreferenced sections, essay writing and weird referencing of parts that do have them, not inline. Aocdnw (talk) 01:03, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Training myself to edit Wikipedia[edit]

Apologies if this question elicits a collective groan, if I have not read a post somewhere. I could do with some help

Recently I have tried with some success to edit a wikipedia page, but the more I do, the more questions it raises:

1. I started editing a page which was so full of self promotion it was inaccurate and like an advert 2. The more I edit and correct ( without full training ) the more I feel that I am being awkward, even though I am correcting inaccuracies as best I can 3. I would like to move beyond editing one page, and venture out into Wikipedia, but first I want to learn how to do this properly

Are there courses, videos, online training or otherwise I would learn for free or even pay for?

I want to be sure that when I edit something or add content, I am doing it right, being fair, and adhering to all the rules

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Billiebluebelle (talkcontribs) 13:35, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Billiebluebelle
We could start with "Please sign all posts on talk pages with 4 tildes ( ~~~~ ) which will add your signature and a timestamp" (joke)
Joking aside - we have WP:The Wikipedia Adventure - which is fairly basic, and should take about an hour, but I don't think we have an advanced tutorial.
As for "adhering to all the rules" there are so many guidelines, that I'm sure no-one knows them all, indeed, I don't think we even know how many "rules" there are.
If you have specific questions, please come back here and ask, Happy editing - Arjayay (talk) 13:43, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Hello, Billiebluebelle. Not exactly about policies, nor about the mechanics of editing, but I think you might find WP:BRD helpful. --ColinFine (talk) 21:11, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi Billiebluebelle - in addition to the Adventure that Arjayay suggested to you, you could also take a look at Wikipedia:Tutorial, or at this page, which is intended for students, but has some content that you might find useful. Cheers GirthSummit (blether) 22:19, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

I just wanted to say thank you to all the people who responded, I will take a look at all links. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Billiebluebelle (talkcontribs) 13:24, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

AboutPage Publishing[edit]

I Create a page about myself and my Page is not Shown on Google Search engine. can you tell me where is problem — Preceding unsigned comment added by Binder Pal Singh (talkcontribs) 16:15, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

User pages are not indexed by Google, and new articles are not indexed until they are reviewed (or are 90 days old). Dbfirs 17:12, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
The article in your sandbox is an autobiography which is discouraged. If you think you are WP:Notable in the Wikipedia sense, then you should collect independent WP:Reliable sources in which you have been written about at length, and summarise in your own words what these sources say. YouTube is not a reliable source. Dbfirs 17:23, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Wiki for musical artist[edit]

Hello, how can I create Wikipedia for a solo musical artist, can someone assistant me ? Please!

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gabiaceworld (talkcontribs) 16:16, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Gabiaceworld, welcome to the Teahouse! You can make an article for the music artist by going to the article wizard. I recommend you practice first in your sandbox. LPS and MLP Fan (LittlestPetShop) (MyLittlePony) 16:58, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gabiaceworld: I really loved listening to your music featuring Kwaku. BUT, you are not allowed to create a userpage that resembles an encyclopaedia article that promotes yourself, as you have done. Had you not come to the Teahouse, I would have flagged it for 'speedy deletion' under rule WP:CSD G11. Please read WP:USERPAGE to understand what is allowed. Because this is an encylopaedia of 'notable' things, and not a place to promote yourself, please delete that content before another editor here flags it for deletion. You should also read WP:NMUSIC to understand when a musician is deemed notable enough to merit a page on Wikipedia. I regret that you, like tens of thousands of others, are simply not there yet. But best wishes for your music career, Nick Moyes (talk) 18:32, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Which is more valid, a preserved history 400 years old or a MYTH taught by most history professors?[edit]


Most professors, who teach American Colonial History, teach a MYTH.


Mydavidpaine (talk) [1]

I think that a preserved history 400 years old is more valid, because the Lenape history information can be supported with WP:RS. American colonial history is not a myth because it existed. There are lots of evidence proving its existence. LPS and MLP Fan (LittlestPetShop) (MyLittlePony) 16:55, 20 July 2019 (UTC)


OU WROTE “Lenape history information can be supported with WP:RS.” I can not find where or how “Lenape History” is supported by WP:RS. Please explain how I can find the “support.” The “Lenape History” I refer to is chapter 3 of the Walam Olum. Wikipedia says that there is “significant evidence that the document is a hoax.” I dispute that statement. Every word of the Walam Olum can be traced to an Old Norse word and its meaning. I contend the Lenape History as preserved in chapter 3 of the Walam Olum is valid. To prove it is a “Hoax” you need to show me several recorded words that are NOT traceable to Old Norse. Mydavidpaine (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:00, 20 July 2019 (UTC) You wrote “American colonial history is not a myth because it exists.” I contend that American colonial history is a MYTH because the events that happened in the 17th century have been profoundly distorted. Many of the events have been left out. For example, tell me what happened at Jamestown in the years 1610 through 1614. I was not taught about the 300 fully armored men with the latest flintlocks, were you? I was not taught that those men pillaged 40 miles of the James river on both sides, were you. I was not taught that the church they captured in Henrico county had been built by Bishop Guppson, five centuries earlier, where you. I was not taught that Thomas Dale repeatedly raped Pocahotas, in that church, were you? I was taught that she married John Ralph. So were you. But I was not taught that she named her son for the father-Thomas. I was not taught that a fourteen cannon frigate full of those men sailed up the coast to in 1612 to destroy churches, were you? I was not taught that the people in those churches were Catholics, who spoke Norse, were you? We, you and I, were taught a MYTH where the facts of colonial America have be suppressd by omission. The professors teach the MYTH.Mydavidpaine (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:27, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Mydavidpaine. First, the appropriate place for a discussion on the content of an article is the talk page of that article. Secondly, Wikipedia relies on reliable published secondary sources: primary sources can be used only in limited ways, and only to provide additional detail on a matter covered in secondary sources. I'm not sure what it is you are arguing, but I can tell you that unless your interpretation of a historical text has been published in a reliable scholarly source, then Wikipedia will not take note of it. Please also see FRINGE. --ColinFine (talk) 21:56, 21 July 2019 (UTC)


How can I make income with Wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Moses4money (talkcontribs) 16:58, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia’s editors are just volunteers. The site doesn’t pay editors to edit. Outside parties can pay editors to edit, which isn’t an accepted practice because it is seen as conflict of interest editing. LPS and MLP Fan (LittlestPetShop) (MyLittlePony) 17:03, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) You can't. Wikipedia is written and edited by volunteers who discourage paid editing. See WP:PAID. Occasionally someone will advertise that they charge a fee for editing here, but often this is a scam or from someone who does not understand Wikipedia policies. Dbfirs 17:10, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

How do I use a reference twice?[edit]

Do I need to re-enter all the reference information, or is there a way to cross reference? Thanks much, Rabbit Vet (talk) 17:37, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Rabbit Vet, see Help:Referencing_for_beginners#Same_reference_used_more_than_once. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:28, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Briefly, rather than <ref> at the beginning of a ref you create a ref name, for example <ref name=Sanger2018> All the other times you want to use that ref, you enter <ref name=Sanger2018 with a backslash before the closing >. REMEMBER THE BACKSLASH. The complete ref does not need to be the first usage in the text. David notMD (talk) 19:52, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
@Rabbit Vet: When you cite a book or journal, don't state the full page range of the article. Just give the page number(s) that actually support the statement youve made. If you reuse a reference you can specify different page numbers for each one with the {{rp}} template, added right after the citation. Thus, rp|437 between double curly brackets renders as ref:437, and you can then reuse that same ref to give, say, ref:468. Hope this is clear, but dont worry if not everything here makes sense immediately. Regards, Nick Moyes (talk) 21:06, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
@Nick Moyes: Oh! If I am supposed to just put the page number in question (not the range of pages in the article) then I would need a unique reference for each page used. In which case I won't be duplicating references very often. Rabbit Vet (talk) 06:12, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
@Rabbit Vet: The method suggested by Nick Moyes actually involves two templates: one for the citation itself and one for for the page number you want to cite; so, you can use WP:REFNAME and the "rp" template together. What Nick is suggesting is that you leave the |page= parameter in the citation template empty, and then add the page numbers using the "rp" template. In the "References" section, you will see only one citation for the source, but in the body of the article you will see a footnote marker for each time the source is cited followed by the page(s) being cited in parenthesis. In addition to this method, there is also another way to cite the same source multiple times using shortened footnotes, but this way is a little tricky and might not be in accordance with the already established citation style. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:23, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for expanding on my reply, Marchjuly. (I tried to keep my own reply as short as possible as I'm currently only able to edit using one digit on a small mobile, whilst lying on a lilo in a sleeping bag, in the dark, in a tent on a French campsite, whilst not disturbing my sleeping partner. Just can't keep away - even when on my hols!) Nick Moyes (talk) 21:30, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Question about this page - The Red Sea Diving Resort[edit]

Hi there, I have been trying to update this page - - to correct the misinformation that the film is based on a book by Gad Shimron. That is not correct. The film was written and directed by Gideon Raff.

Below is the synopsis:

Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Kidron (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams). The prestigious cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley.

And here is the official page from Netflix for reference if you need further background info: <>

Take the discussion to the Talk page of the article. Multiple editors are flipping back and forth on whether Gad wrote the book and Gideon the screenplay, or Gideon an original screenplay, with no connection to Gad. David notMD (talk) 21:55, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

What is a watchlist?[edit]

I don't understand what a watchlist is. I assumed it would show revisions made by editors that occurred on a page I added to the watchlist. I have pages on my watchlist, but when I click on Watchlist near my user name, it never shows me any "changes to pages since I last visited them," but when I go to the history of the page, many changes have occurred. How is the watchlist supposed to be used? Thanks, --Farm lenses (talk) 23:17, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Farm lenses, you might try this: go to your Preferences > Watchlist > Advanced > and select "Expand watchlist to show all changes, not just the most recent". I'm pretty sure the default is that the watchlist only shows edits that are the most recent change. Hope that helps! Schazjmd (talk) 23:21, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Schazjmd, thanks, but still nothing. Yes, I cleared my cache. I must be doing something fundamentally wrong? It doen't show most recent, it doesn't show anything. But I do have pages on the watchlist and the pages have had changes according to their histories. --Farm lenses (talk) 23:41, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Ha ha, answered my own question. As soon as I stop choking from laughter, I'll explain. Or maybe I'm too embarrassed to! Thanks again for the thoughtful reply. --Farm lenses (talk) 23:43, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Farm lenses, now I'm intrigued...Face-smile.svg Schazjmd (talk) 23:45, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Not too interesting, there are many options to change the editing interface, and I always select personal preferences because I use technical instruments, and I'm used to going in and setting things up for me. I had picked to only look at changes made in the last 1 days! I haven't edited for a few months. On top of that, I mixed up my watchlist and my contributions. After I had edited a few articles, I picked to add articles I edit to my watchlist, then I didn't do anything for 2 months, and I was checking the history of my contributions saying, "Someone edited that."--Farm lenses (talk) 23:54, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for satisfying my curiousity! Happy editing. Schazjmd (talk) 23:58, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Edit Help[edit]

Hi. I tried to add a third-party source where it was needed. And, I obviously don't know what I am doing. Here is where I made the add.

"Soroptimist International (SI) is a worldwide volunteer service organization for women who work for peace, and in particular to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Through its General (Category One) Consultative Status as a non-governmental organization at the United Nations, the organization seeks equality, peace, and international goodwill for women.[4][third-party source needed] </ref>{{[1]. Retrieved 20 July 2019}}</ref>"

Please educate me. Thanks, Gerryruth

In general you can add sources by surrounding the URL or book name with <ref>-Tags. It's often a good idea to include other information such as the access date, the title or ISBNs as well, to prevent the link from becoming useless if the website changes. Since this is really odd on large articles, certain Templates, such as Template:Cite web exist to help you. To use them, type {{Cite web and then a | separated argument list. You can also copy that from the template page (Section Usage). If you want to use an argument, find the argument name in the list and include its value after the equal sign. I will include an example here, yust show the source code to see it.



  1. ^ Doe, Jon (2019-03-11). "Example page". Retrieved 2019-07-21.
I suggest that you go over to the Wikipedia:Sandbox and test it. If you don't want to use a website as a source, you use a different template, many of them are in Category:Citation Style 1 templates. (talk) 06:53, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Google french translation of an english Wikipedia page about Richard Fahey.[edit]

Google translated "He has saddled over 30 Group race winners..." by "Il a TRUQUE plus de 30 vainqueurs de courses de groupe...". Saddled means "sellé " not "truqué " what is a big problem for the reputation of this honorable working man. I don't know how to change this fact because it's not a Wikipedia translation. Please can you do something ?

You are asking at the wrong place. Wikipedia has no control over the failures of Google translate: you need to contact Google if you think they will take any notice (they ignore me, but you might have more success?) If you can suggest an alternative English phrase that will not confuse Google, then please go ahead and suggest it. Dbfirs 09:46, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Horseraces, It actually means: "He rigged more than 30 winners of group races." It's most inadvisable to do any translations yourself or using a machine translation if you are not almost perfectly bilingual. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 10:22, 21 July 2019 (UTC)


Olawale Omotolani Gazal was born in Lagos Nigeria (October 14th 2001). He is the first Child of his Mother and Father, and the first grandchild of his mothers side. Olawale has 3 younger brothers. He dances with Fitkids Fitteens (FKFT) since he was 11 years old,he started dancing at the age of 4 when he got inspired by Michael Jackson. Ever since then he has never given up on dancing. Olawale has 3.9K followers on Instagram: And also manages Ollystv

full name: Olawale Omotolani Gazal

Known as: Olywalle

Nationality: Nigerian

D.O.B: 14 October 2001

Ethnicity: Black-Irish

Height: 6ft 1

Hobby: Hip-Hop Dance & Football/Basketball

Michael Jackson — Preceding unsigned comment added by Olywalle (talkcontribs) 10:55, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Olywalle - you don't seem to be asking a question here, but I assume that you want to write an article about this person. Given your username, I assume that you are this same person? You should take a look at WP:AUTOBIOGRAPHY - writing an article about yourself is not encouraged, and for someone else to write an article about you they would need reliable sources showing that you are notable. I'm afraid that your Instagram account would not suffice for these purposes. Let us know if you have any questions you would like to be addressed. GirthSummit (blether) 11:33, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Yera Lee[edit]

I made an article for a child model called Yera Lee. After. I wrote it it said that I didn't have reference and if I didn't add it then it would be deleted in 7 days. the problem is I am trying to add the references in and trying to edit it but it keeps saying "error not saved",I am not quite sure what to do. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arikim123 (talkcontribs) 12:24, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

@Arikim123:, welcome to the Teahouse. It's hard to know exactly why you are getting this issue - perhaps you are trying to add a blacklisted link as a reference? I think you'd get a slightly different error message in that case, though. (What is the reference you are trying to add?) Could you try using a different device to edit the page and see if you still have problems saving? --bonadea contributions talk 13:14, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
The thing is I use another device and it still keeps saying Error but even if I EDIT a word or something it wont work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arikim123 (talkcontribs) 00:41, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi Arkim123. The first thing might be to take a look at Wikipedia:Too soon and Wikipedia:Notability (people) because if you're unable to establish that Yera Lee is Wikipedia notable enough for a Wikpedia article to be written about her, adding sources is not really going to prevent the article from being deleted. Adding one source will take care of the WP:BLPPROD tag, but the article still would be unlikely to survive a discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion.
The next thing to probably take a look at is Wikipedia:Plain and simple conflict of interest guide. If by chance you have some kind of personal or professional connection to Lee, you probably shouldn't really be trying to write an article about her in the first place. If she's truly Wikipedia notable enough for an article to be written, someone completely unconnected to her most likely will someday right such an article. You can ask someone to do just that by posting a request at Wikipedia:Requested articles or you can maybe try asking for help at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Korea, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Taiwan or even at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers
As for adding references to articles, it's hard to understand why your getting an error message without seeing exactly what you're trying to add. Are you following the advice given in Help:Referencing for beginners; if not, try doing what's suggested there. If you're doing what's suggested and still having problems, then there may be an issue with the link your trying to add. Start a discussion at Talk:Yera Lee and see if you can add the link there. If you can then perhaps Bonadea, myself, or another editor can figure out why your having problems. When you add the link to the article's talk page, go to the top of the page and and click "New section". Then, add a section heading in the "Subject/headline" window and then add the link and the describe the problem your having in main editing window. You can add the links as described in WP:EL#How to link. At the end of your post, please add your signature, and then click "Show preview" to check that everything OK. If it is, click "Publish changes" and someone will try and figure things out. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:30, 22 July 2019 (UTC)


I recently worked on the article Paul Kuhr but a couple of editors - Heavy Metal Archives and (likely the same) - keep reverting all the edits without explanations. I've tried starting a conversation on the talk page and on Heavy Metal Archives's talk page, but without response. Are there other things I can do to understand the user's thoughts, or admins to contact to help resolve the dispute. Looking for a little direction. Thanks 9H48F (talk) 14:13, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

If they don't answer your call to dialog, I'd say you've reached a point where you can report it at WP:ANI without the admins getting mad. The user seems to be a paid editor or someone close based on the message they left at the other user's page. They seem to be acting like they OWN the page, based on that message. You can try leaving a message for COI on their talk page. But if they are not acknowledging you at all, ANI is the place to ask for help. Be sure to mention that the other user is a single purpose account only guarding that one article. If you have tried asking for dialog in the summaries, the article's talk page and the user's talk page, and you haven't violated any rules yourself, you will be heard at ANI. Usedtobecool ✉️  15:05, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Usedtobecool, a few other editors edited the article and made comments on the talk and user talk pages. I'll see if that has solved the issues, but if not will report to WP:ANI. 9H48F (talk) 20:39, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
I can see that! Those are our Teahouse regulars (at least in the time I've been around). Teahouse rules!! Usedtobecool ✉️  20:45, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

How can an independent source know about me?[edit]

Is wikipedia intently biased? How can a person in front who does not experience my direct experiences write correctly about my experiences? Is such not the case with you all? If such is the case why insist a independent source and not myself while writing my experiences? ॐ Tat Sat (talk) 14:59, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Please see the replies you received here. --bonadea contributions talk 15:07, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
(ec)The place to write about your experiences is a personal blog or a social media update. No one should be writing on Wikipedia about their own or others' experiences. Wikipedia summarises information that is published out there so anyone looking for information can get a brief overview of the subject and a place to start looking for reliable sources that have worked and published on the subject that they are interested in. Wikipedia promises no more. Usedtobecool ✉️  15:12, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
"No one should be writing on Wikipedia about their own or others' experiences." which in-short means, if the references are biased, wikipedia is going to remain biased? It is just going to re-iterate the references and not allow truth to come out? What else can justify the truth other than match with a direct experience? If a direct experience does not match, the reference is a fake one? ॐ Tat Sat (talk) 06:24, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
@AUMSat: On the other hand, everybody is inherently biased when it comes to their own experiences. We may think they are more, or less, important than an objective person who doesn't know us would, for instance. So yes, Wikipedia does rely on published sources and not on personal experience, but is of course concerned with the sources being reliable. If there is an article about you on Wikipedia, and if there are obvious factual errors (that can be checked by other persons), you can use the talk page of that article and post the code {{edit request}} followed by the details about the change(s) you want to make. Regards, --bonadea contributions talk 06:32, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Can someone correct a bad link?[edit]

I am a descendant of Gen John Floyd of Georgia. In reading about the Battle of Autossee which he led, you have a link to a Virginia "cousin Floyd" named John B. Floyd. This John B. is the wrong man. Gen John Floyd of Georgia has no middle initial, and the John B. you site was only 7 years old at the time of the battle.

Here is the article on the Battle of Autossee with the incorrect link:

Here is the INCORRECT "John B. Floyd" where the Autossee link takes you:

Here is the CORRECT John Floyd who should be linked in the Autossee article:

The links are CORRECT for the Battle of Calebee" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:B450:7800:F4B7:D56F:EA51:4538 (talk) 15:56, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Corrected. Thanks for pointing out the error. --David Biddulph (talk) 16:02, 21 July 2019 (UTC)


Hi i have a questionnaire how can i keep the second numbers of the episode list for good — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cneeds1390 (talkcontribs) 16:11, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Cneeds1390. That is something you must discuss on the article's Talk page.--Quisqualis (talk) 21:44, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

How to add images which not have copyright[edit]

I want to add image to a page which has no copyright. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sujay 1803 (talkcontribs) 16:19, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

@Sujay 1803: Check out WP:FUW. Interstellarity (talk) 18:12, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi Sujay1803. How do you know that the image you want to use has no copyright? Unless you've created the image yourself, generally anything you find published somewhere in print or online is going to be assumed to be copyrighted unless it clearly states otherwise. If no information at all is provided about an image's copyright status, then it's best to assume that it is copyrighted. Just for reference, something created by someone else which can be freely copied (even if you purchased the work the image is being used in) doesn't necessarily mean the same thing as "free from copyright protection". In other words, you can buy a magazine, newspaper, or book but that doesn't make you the copyright holder of the content (text or images) contained in therein. You can buy a music CD or movie DVD, but that doesn't make you the copyright holder of the music or the movie. You can freely access (with paying a fee) the website of a political party, sports team or company, but that doesn't make you the copyright holder of the content found on their websites. So, you might want to take a look at c:Commons:Licensing and Wikipedia:Copyrights#Guidelines for images and other media files for more specific information about this. You might also want to ask for help at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions and provide more details about the actual file you want to upload. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:33, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

link formatting question[edit]

How would the following be formatted so it would go within brackets, like any other wikilink?

Thank you. deisenbe (talk) 16:32, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello deisenbe. Did you mean the link I have put below? Not sure why you would put a link to Wikipedia search results on Wikipedia, though. In Edit mode, you can view how that link is constructed.--Quisqualis (talk) 19:27, 21 July 2019 (UTC)


Thanks. deisenbe (talk) 19:34, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Blacklisted website[edit]

Hello all you super helpful people! I have another question for you. While editing the myxomatosis page, I tried to add a website reference to and got an error message that says "Your edit was not saved because it contains a new external link to a site registered on Wikipedia's blacklist.". Interested in why this website is blacklisted I followed the links to but don't see the website listed there. I can leave the link out but am curious, why is it being blocked? Rabbit Vet (talk) 16:40, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

In the list there is a line \bcreative-biolabs\.com\b. David Biddulph (talk) 17:20, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
I managed to dig up Websites of company that sells research reagents, getting spammed into various articles about biology by the above IP and others.. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 17:35, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
BTW, you can ask for "whitelsting" a specific link at MediaWiki talk:Spam-whitelist. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 17:48, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
The blacklisting entry Gråbergs Gråa Sång linked to above has been archived, and is at MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist/archives/April --ColinFine (talk) 13:11, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

My Article Declined[edit]

Hello Teahouse, Today i submitted a new article which is declined by some reason. Can any one help me to approve this article in Wikipedia.

Thank You. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gurikalyan (talkcontribs) 18:35, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Apparently, you forgot to read this:
"Submission declined on 21 July 2019 by User:ToBeFree.
This submission's references do not show that the subject qualifies for a Wikipedia article—that is, they do not show significant coverage (not just passing mentions) about the subject in published, reliable, secondary sources that are independent of the subject (see the guidelines on the notability of people). Before any resubmission, additional references meeting these criteria should be added (see technical help and learn about mistakes to avoid when addressing this issue). If no additional references exist, the subject is not suitable for Wikipedia.
The content of this submission includes material that does not meet Wikipedia's minimum standard for inline citations. Please cite your sources using footnotes. For instructions on how to do this, please see Referencing for beginners. Thank you."

The information above appears at the top of your draft article.--Quisqualis (talk) 18:48, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Gurikalyan, if something specific is unclear, I'll happily explain, but "some reason" is too broad to provide any different answer than above. The page WP:42 offers an (over)simplified explanation of the issue. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 18:53, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Questions about references, citing[edit]

I stick to copyediting on here & have questions concerning an article I'd like to edit. It's titled Chup! ,about a music album. Unfortunately, it's filled with so much personal bias, that most of the article needs either reworded or deleted. I'm still learning; thanks for your patience!

QUESTION 1) My edits will significantly change the content & size of this article; are there any steps I should take before I begin, like posting on the article or author's talk-page? (I've read about "good faith", but also about edit-wars). QUESTION 2) I'm unable to get Reference #1 link to work correctly. I don't know how to fix or remove it. Is it ok to fix everything else but leave a "broken-link" template behind? QUESTION 3) Because Reference #1 link doesn't work, I'll need another source to maintain the "3 source requirement". I'm not very familiar with what constitutes a reliable source --when it comes to music-- and was surprised to see that the source used for Reference #2 was just a music selling site called "CdBaby". Does this source actually count, and if so, do other music-selling sites count as well? QUESTION 4) When it comes to citing a source during or after a sentence, If the same source is used to create content in more than one paragraph, do I place multiple inline citations/footnotes, or just place one at the end of the section, like the author did?

When replying, if you can start each answer with QUESTION 1..,etc, it'll help me comprehend it better. (disabled body, abled heart :) Thanks! MinorEnglishMajor (talk) 01:09, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Courtesy: the article is Chup! (Note italics). I 100% agree the article is not in neutral point of view (NPOV). Wikipedia philosophy is be bold in making changes (explaining what you did in Edit summary), and if reverted, discuss at the article's Talk page. David notMD (talk) 03:32, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Hello, MinorEnglishMajor. I agree with the above advice. Looking at the article's history, it was started by a now-banned user, and, by today's standards, would not be approved as an article, given it has at best 2 reliable sources. Be bold and clean it up!--Quisqualis (talk) 03:43, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

new teahouse thing?[edit]

hi.i am wayne135.what is the teahouse?is it about editing?i am so excited to use this teahouse thing! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Waynefeng135 (talkcontribs) 01:18, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

what is the teahouse? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Waynefeng135 (talkcontribs) 01:22, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

It is a page on Wikipedia (this page) where users can get help with, and answers to questions about, editing. Eman235/talk 03:49, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

New articles to improve?[edit]

Hi guys. I’m just learning about how to be a wiki editor so would love to be pointed to some articles that need editing for grammar and punctuation. Please let me know if you have any! — Preceding unsigned comment added by JohnathonJ (talkcontribs) 04:33, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello JohnathonJ, and welcome to the Teahouse. You can find articles in need of grammar and punctuation fixes via Wikipedia:Random page patrol. You can try looking for Wikipedia:WikiProjects to find articles to improve. Happy editing. LPS and MLP Fan (LittlestPetShop) (MyLittlePony) 05:29, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi JohnathonJ, also take a look at Typo Team to fix misspellings. Schazjmd (talk) 16:18, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Hello, JohnathonJ. Another suggestion is to visit Wikipedia:Community portal. One section there is "Fix spelling and grammar". You'll see other categories for improvement, also, in case you wish to branch out a bit. A longer list of opportunities for improving articles is at Wikipedia:Maintenance. Eddie Blick (talk) 00:29, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

broke the page[edit]

Talk:Book censorship in China I followed the instructions to apply the peer review tag but it didnt work and the purge button doesn't work either. I don't want to edit this page because its apparently very controversial. should it be protected since some editors dont like any content to be changed to some articles even if it's well referenced? It would be very helpful for editors to do this so other editors dont waste their time adding to it if it's a pet project. (talk) 04:53, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi IP It's pretty hard to "break" a Wikipedia page and pretty much every mistake can be fixed by simply WP:UNDOING the problem edit. So, you can also self-revert your edit if you feel you accidentally created a problem. Just make sure to leave an edit summary explaining why. As for page protection, that's only really done to stop serious cases of ongoing disruption when other attempts to do so have been tried and failed; pages aren't really "locked" just to prevent certain editors from editing them. If you disagree with some of the edits being made to the article, try and follow Wikipedia:Dispute resolution and engage these other editors on the article's talk page. You can also try Wikipedia:BOLD, revert, discuss cycle too, but make sure you don't get caught up in any edit warring. Wikipedia is a collaborative editing project and it's OK to be WP:BOLD when you edit, but on controversial subjects it sometimes is better to be WP:CAUTIOUS. -- Marchjuly (talk) 07:07, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
thankyou- i reverted the talk page to remove the peer review link I added. I also reverted the article. Please check my edit comment. I had to provide a clear explanation for the edit. But the explanation had to be somewhat vague due to the subject matter which could potentially violate wikipedia:BLP Wikipedia:Etiquette. I am unsure of how to comply with both sets of rules. (talk) 04:00, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

I want to write about a company[edit]

Hello All,

Please I am willing to write about a company and I tried creating one, but was flagged for deletion, can someone guide and tell me what I'm getting wrong? — Preceding unsigned comment added by O'blues (talkcontribs) 06:44, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi O'blues. It looks like the administrator who deleted your "sandbox" is CambridgeBayWeather; I cannot see your sanbox, but perhaps CambridgeBayWeather can clarify what the problem was. You can post a message at User talk:CambridgeBayWeather and ask. In general, only companies deemed to be Wikipedia notable per Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies) are considered OK to write an article about; moreover, articles aren't supposed to be written to promote the company, but rather only reflect the kind of significant in-depth coverage the company is receiving from reliable sources independent of the company. In other words, Wikipedia isn't really interested (for the most part) in what the company might have to say about itself, or helping the company expand its business; it's only interested in neutrally worded content (both positive and negative) which can be verified through citations to reliable sources. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:58, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Hello O'blues, and welcome to the Teahouse. That a company exists is not enough for it to have a WP-article, the bar is higher than that. For example, the company's own websites can not be used as an argument that it should have a WP-article. Take the time to read WP:NORG and WP:Your first article. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:01, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @O'blues: You've got a message at your talk page User talk:O'blues#Speedy deletion nomination of User:O'blues/sandbox which explains what you got wrong: ‘the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, (...) and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic’. In other words, with a bit of exaggeration, it was about how wonderful the company is, not about what the company is. Please see WP:TONE for some hints on writing objective articles.
As your first article, it was probably about a company you know closely, possibly from working at it. Please read carefully a policy on WP:Conflict of interest, which requires dislosure in case you have COI. The more if the COI results from your job – then stronger requirements defined in WP:PAID policy apply.
It might also happen the company doesn't appear that important to the rest of the world as you think. Please see the general guidelines on notability: WP:N, as well as specific guidelines that apply to companies: WP:NCORP.
If you're sure the subject is notable enough, you must demonstrate that by proper referencing – see the WP:VER policy, which describes how to select appropriate sources and how to use them to support Wikipedia articles. --CiaPan (talk) 07:25, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Thank you all for your advice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by O'blues (talkcontribs) 07:49, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

I've replied aat their talk page. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 23:51, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Follow-up to Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions/Archive 983#How to prevent my article to be deleted[edit]

Dear All,

I received a notification my draft article Draft:Eurodiaconia is being considered for deletion. I did not intend to breach any wikipedia guidelines and am hoping to receive some feedback in order to understand what I did wrong when editing and how to fix it. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by JAmbrogi (talkcontribs) 08:46, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

One thing which would assist reviewers of your draft would be if you were to provide expanded citations in place of bare urls. --David Biddulph (talk) 09:01, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
JAmbrogi, there is a page where editors discuss reasons to delete (or not to delete) this article. Please take a look at: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Eurodiaconia. Thanks. William2001(talk) 09:10, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks William. I have now changed the format of my references and added more independent sources. Please let me know if anything else is missing. JAmbrogi (talk) 10:04, 22 July 2019 (UTC)


Can someone check this article for me pls? — Preceding unsigned comment added by EPICGAMER890 (talkcontribs) 09:36, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi EPICGAMER890 - I've taken a look at the article, and there are a few issues which jumped out at me.
  • Some of the text is addressing the reader in the second person ("your image", "you can") - we don't do that in articles.
  • There's also a little bit of WP:EDITORIALISING ("But, of course, you can still...") - try to avoid using phrases like 'of course', or 'obviously' or anything like that - just give the factual information.
  • You're also using Sony's website as a source a couple of times - I'd remove that if possible, and rely purely on the independent secondary sources, per WP:RS.
  • The appearance and material section seems to incorporate an external link, which isn't necessary, and a bit of possibly puffy language (pristine - is that a brand name, or a description?), and it's entirely unsourced.
  • Some of the other information isn't obviously sourced, like the list price (which doesn't specify the currency - I assume that's US dollars, but could be Canadian, Australian, Singaporian...)
  • I don't think the History section needs to be broken down into bullet points. You could simply say in prose that it was first produced in April 2015, and is still in production as of July 2019.
  • Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I don't think the current sourcing establishes notability. This is a commercial product, so WP:CORPDEPTH guidelines for sourcing apply. The EPhotoZine source is a pretty detailed and I think goes part of the way towards establishing notability, but but require multiple such sources. The DPReview one is very short, it pretty much lists the features - I don't think that would count towards notability. I can't comment on the 'camera decisions' source, it's giving me a 404, perhaps there's a mistake with the URL? The other refs are all affiliated (Sony websites), so as it stands I don't think we've established notability. Try to find at least one more in-depth review, along the same lines as the EPhotoZine one.
I hope that's helpful. Cheers GirthSummit (blether) 10:05, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Hello EPICGAMER890 and welcome to the Teahouse. Please understand that drafts are reviewed by volunteers based on their capacities. Requesting a review on the Teahouse or somewhere else is unlikely to speed up the process since there is no reason why your draft should get preferential treatment. Regards SoWhy 10:07, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
It's unlikely to speed up the process. But it may well result in good advice (like that given by Girth Summit), which, if taken, will lead to a draft that is more likely to be accepted once it is reviewed. Maproom (talk) 21:42, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Edited an article and submitted it but only the old article shows not the new updates ?[edit]


I edited this article on wikipedia with the latest updates , references and citations. But suddenly new updated article is not showing only the old one is, why has this happened.

Thank you in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suneetduggal (talkcontribs) 09:49, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Suneetduggal - if you look at the edit history of the article, you'll see that another user reverted your changes. In their edit summary, they noted that all your updates were based on the university website. If that is correct, they were probably right to revert your changes - per RS, we rely on independent secondary sources over affiliated sources. If you think their revert was in error, and you have reliable secondary sources to support the changes that you want to make, you should start a discussion on the article talk page. Cheers GirthSummit (blether) 10:10, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
@Suneetduggal: Your edits were removed by GorgeCustersSabre (talk · contribs) with this edit because they relied solely on primary sources that are not reliable. Regards SoWhy 10:11, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Reporting Vandals[edit]

Hi, How can I report the vandals? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Loriserforc (talkcontribs) 12:00, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

@Loriserforc: Hello and welcome to the Teahouse. Vandalism may be reported to WP:AIV. 331dot (talk) 12:02, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
@Loriserforc: And a tip: Twinkle can be used to make that process easier. --MrClog (talk) 12:10, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Published Draft[edit]

Greetings! I created a page on wikipedia which has been moved to the mainspace but discovered that when I searched from Google, I can still see the draft online. Please help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Opeinoluwa101 (talkcontribs) 12:03, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

@Opeinoluwa101: Hello. Please only ask for help in one location, to avoid duplication and confusion. Google does not index drafts, so I'm not sure why it would be showing up there, but we have no control over Google search results. You would need to contact Google. It does take time for search engines to update and index new articles, so you will need to be patient. 331dot (talk) 12:06, 22 July 2019 (UTC)


HI I WANT TO CREATE A PAGE FOR MY NOTABLE GRANDFATHER. HOW? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Payal ki CHUM CHUM (talkcontribs) 14:52, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Step 1. Stop SHOUTING.
Step 2. Read WP:Notability
Step 3. go through WP:YFA.
Good luck!. --CiaPan (talk) 14:56, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
All capital letters is considered shouting. David notMD (talk) 19:14, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Payal ki CHUM CHUM, you should also read WP:COI although I'm sure that this will pop up as you go through the above steps. William2001(talk) 22:57, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Delete account[edit]

Please Delete the membership I just created which was a mistake Babe53Noel Dixon5610, Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Babe53Noel (talkcontribs) 16:10, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Babe53Noel Accounts cannot be deleted; simply abandon the account. 331dot (talk) 16:14, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

What's up with sexual allegation coverage on Wikipedia?[edit]

the place to debate policy issues is the village pump, not here. Feel free to come back if you have a question on how to edit Wikipedia. John from Idegon (talk) 18:07, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

I consider this as a meta-issue and find it appropriate to discuss. Currently, I am in a discussion at Talk:Neymar. But that's not my issue here, RFC is the place to go for that. My problem is that why are these types of issues getting covered up so often? Certainly a sexual assault allegation is not the same as a football transfer rumor, isn't it? Maybe this is a result of gender gap of registered users? I am up for open discussions. Interested articles are also up at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost, the latest edition. THE NEW ImmortalWizard(chat) 16:57, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

One aspect could be that per WP:Biographies of living persons, anything considering a LP and a crime (alleged or not) requires really, really, really good sources, not to mention adherence to WP:PROPORTION etc. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 17:39, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Edits like [1] should be very obviously wrong. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 17:50, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Is this article good for publication?[edit]

Extended content

Patrice de Camaret – (born Guillain Louis Patrice Marie de Camaret, 02 January 1952) a French/ Brazilian national, is the principal partner of Squanto Cayman – a single family office, with offices in Sao Paulo, London and NY.

EARLY LIFE de Camaret was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - of French and Brazilian parentage. His father - Michel de Camaret – who belonged to an old French family, was a French diplomat, politician and an important war hero. (colocar link de Michel de Camaret). His late mother Maria Theodora de Camaret, also from an old Rio de Janeiro family, remarried Jean de Mailly-Nesle. de Camaret spent his childhood in Brazil and aged 8, moved to France where he completed his French Baccalaureate at the Ecole & College Saint Louis and studied Advanced Maths at the College Stanislas de Paris. In 1971 he moved to London and attended the London School of Economics. In 1984, having moved to Brazil, de Camaret married Daniela Amaral Crespi and they had two sons – Alexis and Nicolas de Camaret. The whole family moved to London in 2001 and in 2009 he divorced Daniela.

EARLY CAREER His early career was in banking with Banco Frances Brasileiro (Brazil) and Credit Lyonnais (France), where he worked as a Credit Officer, Client Relationship Manager and Investment Advisor respectively. In 1981, de Camaret moved back to Brazil and started working at the local subsidiary of the Louis Dreyfus Group - Coinbra S/A – specializing in commodity processing and trading. Over the next two decades he was involved in various other activities and locations, in a senior management capacity, eventually becoming the CEO of Louis Dreyfus worldwide commodities in 2003. He was instrumental in developing Louis Dreyfus worldwide activities, leading the expansion of the group’s major subsidiaries into trading and processing of soft commodities, emerging market finance, freight and metal trading.

RECENT CAREER On leaving Louis Dreyfus in 2005, de Camaret founded Lentikia Capital, an FSA regulated asset management company. The fund it managed – Brocade Macro Fund - reached over USD 1 Billion of AUM. Lentikia merged with the newly created BTG Pactual in 2009. In 2010 together with Gerard William Louis Dreyfus , he founded Sierentz LLC a new commodity trading operation, which he left in 2014. Since then, Squanto Cayman has been involved in various investment and trading ventures in areas such as commodities, hedge funds, private equity, shipping, farming and real estate through various entities: Squanto Participacoes (Brazil), its advisory arm - EPA Sarl (Switzerland), Lentilha Shipping Ltd (Malta), Squanto Management Inc (US).

PHILANTHROPY De Camaret supports philanthropic efforts through direct donations and non-profit project funded by the ABCD Charitable Trust, UK. THE ABCD Charitable Trust – UK - Funds primarily applied in funding education and research projects

Founder of iABCD – Instituto ABCD – Brazil – Charitable organization aimed at researching, creating and disseminating knowledge about learning difficulties, especially dyslexia. Its main programme trained almost 8000 teachers, acting mostly in partnerships with various federal and state universities and education boards (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Para, Rio Grande do Norte)

BDA – British Dyslexia Association – UK - Aimed to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people to reach their full potential.

John Hopkins Institute – Baltimore- US - Gifts to medical research and training, for the use of the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences and urology

Y-Mind Institute – Sao Paulo – Brazil – Gift to build legal and admin structure of the Y-Mind Institute – health research and diagnoses centre focused on preventing and treating mental disorder — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pdecamaret (talkcontribs) 17:03, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Pdecamaret. I suggest you save what you have written on this page, then review a few important Wikipedia articles, and do as they recommend. The articles are: WP:Your first article, WP:Autobiography, WP:Notability, WP:Reliable Sources, WP:Citing sources.--Quisqualis (talk) 17:38, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
@Pdecamaret: I couldn't see any evidence that reliable, independent sources like newspapers or books have taken notice of you and have written about you and your life in some detail. Only then would you meet our Noability threshold for inclusion into this encyclopaedia. Until that happens you remain one of millions of other nice people for whom LinkedIn and Facebook must suffice. Sorry. Nick Moyes (talk) 03:39, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Editing important sections of articles[edit]

Hello, I am interested in adding to articles that have stubs within them, e.g. the plotline of a video game article being a stub. I've been working on and off to draft something to add to these sections. However, I'm not sure if I need to ask for these to be reviewed, since they'd be more substantial edits. Is it necessary or common practice to get large additions to articles reviewed? Thanks in advance. Bossjeff (talk) 17:04, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

No Bossjeff. Follow policy as best you can, in your edits. Then, be BOLD about adding them. If someone comes and reverts it or substantially modifies it, start a discussion in the page's talk page and come to a consensus on what the best version of the article is. WP:BRD cycle, that's it. Good luck! Usedtobecool ✉️  17:26, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for your response @Usedtobecool:. I'll look at the links you posted. I appreciate it. Bossjeff (talk) 21:23, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

How to upload my profile image?[edit]

I can't update my profile image! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:44, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

That depends on who you are and what you are trying to edit- but Wikipedia does not have "profiles"; Wikipedia has articles. Information on uploading images can be found at WP:UPIMAGE. 331dot (talk) 18:47, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
I am guessing that there is an existing article about you, with an image of you. You could take a selfie, and there is a process for adding that. You may have a professional photo you want to use, but that is complicated, as the photographer probably 'owns' the photo. David notMD (talk) 19:28, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

My articles removed[edit]

I edited a page about Misandry. The two articles I mentioned had relevance to the page and I had several source links from different authors/websites etc. They were both taken down.. one for not being about misandry, the other for wp/undue.. but.. hold on.. the other articles didn't all have the word 'misandry' in them but were about the same topic and related to 'misandry' just like mine. I've checked the wiki advice pages and I seem to have ticked the boxes required.

Why is mine not good enough? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Enjoylife123 (talkcontribs) 19:29, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi! Unfortunately, getting your edits removed by another is a normal part of building an encyclopedia which anyone can edit. Please refer to WP:BRD when that happens. In other words, yours is a question for whoever took your edits down. Ask exactly this question at the talk page of the article. Mention the person who took it down so they know you have a question for them. Usedtobecool ✉️  19:52, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
The fact that 1 judge in the UK once said something that some interpret as proof of misandry places undue weight on this comment. It's the same when one scientist would say the world is flat; the fact one person argued that does not mean we should mention it in the article about the Earth. In contrast, a study done by a university (like you added) may be given significantly more weight than a comment from one judge. --MrClog (talk) 19:57, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

But the article about the judge gained anger across the spectrum, as clearly identified in the articles on several pages I put as sources. It is an example of misandry which other articles on that page highlight. It angered even the road safety advisors. If every newspaper and editor in the land who brought that miscarriage of justice up, talked about all the people and agencies who are not happy with it and highlighted the gender issue, then its a 'misandry' problem. It then went on nicely to the study in the second part, which you mention, from the University in America that found that men were not treated the same.. so it all connects. Yet that was taken down too. Thats why I put all the sources as it was such a big topic and raised many questions... and was seen as misandry. You will note that in the other posts on that page it mentions events such as the sinking of the Titanic and how men were treated differently to their detriment. How is this any different? Is that classed as misandry? I've noticed a lot of posts and edits on many pages in wiki that don't get taken down that do not mention the word that is on the title of the page (such as misandry) and that don't even have sources attached to them. Its very strange how some articles are allowed and others not, even if those not allowed meet the guidelines more closely than those that are allowed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Enjoylife123 (talkcontribs) 21:30, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

The university report wasn't removed, but moved to the "In government policy" section. I'm not sure about the details regarding the judge, but Flyer22 Reborn (ping!) should be able to explain their revert further. (Please sign your posts on talk pages by using four tildes like this: ~~~~.) --MrClog (talk) 22:52, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
You explained well enough why I cut the material. Unless the source makes the misandry connection, Wikipedia shouldn't. Otherwise, it's WP:Synthesis. And it was WP:Undue weight. This piece that I just reverted is also undue weight, although it includes the author's take on what misandry includes. And as for moving the extra material, which should also be cut, to the "In government policy" section, I don't see why we needed an "In law" section when the "In government policy" section exists. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 03:39, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi Enjoylife123. I'm curious as to what you mean when you decided to use My articles removed for the section heading of this particular discussion thread. Are you referring to Wikipedia articles you've added content to or are you referring to articles you've personally written that you're trying to add to Wikipedia articles as sources? If you're referring to Wikipedia articles, you might want to take a look at Wikipedia:Ownership of content because we as editors don't have any claim of ownership over articles that we create or edit. Any claim of ownership vanishes the moment we click on "Publish changes". If you're referring to articles you've written that you'd like to add a sources to Wikipedia articles, then please take a look at WP:SELFCITE. Doing such a thing is not expressly prohibited by Wikipedia, but it can be tricky to do and often is something highly scrutinized by the Wikipedia community out of concerns of some people trying to spam Wikipedia articles with citations to their own personal analysis or research. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:05, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Flyer22 Reborn How is the last addition I made, regarding misandry, undue weight? It refers to an article, made by psychologists, about misandry. It has a source. What more do you want? Its not by someone who is irrelevant. It's not without weight. Its an opinion, based on experience within the field, just like the other posts on that page. Other posts on that page don't all have misandry mentioned. Mine does. Its by a Ph.D psychologist.

Marchjuly, this is the point I was making... I've added perfect content for that particular page with a source. It gives a psychologists thoughts on misandry and, ironically, in the same 'Psychhology Today' news outlet as where another post on that page has referred to. But mine is taken down. Why? I do my research. I check the sources. I make sure its relevant and by people who are important to listen to. Enjoylife123

No, it is very much undue weight indeed. You added the opinion of one single individual, including a very long and slanted quote, taken from a very poor source, to the start of the "Public opinion" section. No indication whatsoever was included about which particular part of the world the quote referred to (granted, the entire article suffers a bit from that) or what the underlying dataset was; not surprising, since this is one individual therapist's personal reflections. Pretty much the definition of WP:UNDUE. (Joe Kort appears to be a sensible person, but Wikipedia cannot present his anecdotal evidence as general fact.) --bonadea contributions talk 14:53, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

bonadea Thankyou for your reply. My question then... How does this differ from the findings of other psychologists mentioned? Or anyone else for that matter. For example, Standford University's Phillip Zimbardo or Wendy McElroy or any of the others. Why is Michigan University's Joe Kort's findings not allowed compared to these? Enjoylife123

Philip Zimbardo's text should be removed as well since it's not explicitly about misandry. See WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS. An article might include poor material or material that does not belong, but this doesn't mean that more poor material and material that does not belong should be added. It means that cleanup should happen. Wendy McElroy is a feminist and is included in the "Within feminist movements" section. Of course, opinions from feminists are going to be included in that section. But we can see that it's still the case that not much text is dedicated to McElroy's view.
And source-wise, quality is also a matter; see WP:SCHOLARSHIP. Read what it says about what type of sources are preferred for academic topics.
You should also consider making your case at the article's talk page. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 17:25, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Verifiable resources behind paywalls?[edit]

Hello community,

I am a new member in Wikipedia community. I am currently drafting my first article. In general, I know how references work and are required for verification. But, I am skeptical as they are behind paywalls (for e.g. NYTimes). Is there any article on Wikipedia knowledge base around choosing such articles for references? If so, can one guide me to the article?

Thanks in advance. Adiosvr (talk) 22:39, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

AdithyavrHello and welcome to the Teahouse. Please read WP:PAYWALL; a paywall is not a barrier to using a source on Wikipedia. Sources must be verifiable, but they do not need to be easy to access or free to access. 331dot (talk) 22:44, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Hey, welcome to Wikipedia! Not all reliable sources can be easily accessed, due to paywalls, but also because they may be print-only and exclusively in university libraries, or even in only one special museum/library. This doesn't matter, as long as these sources exist and are reliable, they may be used. If you cannot access a source, you can ask someone else to access it at WikiProject Resource Exchange. --MrClog (talk) 22:47, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the reply! This helps. I thought adding resources that have paywalls might make it difficult for other editors to verify them, resulting in the article deletion or roll back of changes. Hence, the question. But, based on the answers, I feel I don't really have to worry about that. Adiosvr (talk) 22:58, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Such sources might be harder to verify which might make some editors question their value. Some editors are more accepting of such sources when they come from organiztions that have a pretty well-established reputation for editorial control and reliability (e.g. a major newspaper), but they may be more skeptical of sources which are less well established or otherwise appear a bit shakely per WP:RS. In the latter case, you might be asked to provide some more clarification about the source by others. There are also ways to format a citation which indicate whether it can be freely accessed by anyone or requires some kind of subscription/registration. You can see one way this is done in Template:Cite news#Subscription or registration required, but there are other ways as well. Regardless of whether there's a paywall or not, you should have read the source yourself and verified it says what you're claiming it says if you want to use it; if you yourself can't access it, then you probably should avoid it or try to find someone who can.
Finally, although sources behind paywalls can be cited as citations, they pretty much shouldn't ever be used as external links per item 6 of WP:ELNO. -- Marchjuly (talk) 04:47, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Talk pages[edit]

I have a lot of different subjects on my talk page? Is it okay to remove old subjects that have not been edited in a really long time? Billiekhalidfan (talk) 00:10, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Billiekhalidfan. If by "my talk page" you mean "my user talk page", then you can remove posts per WP:BLANKING; there are some things you're not suppose to remove, but most things you can. Even though there will still be a record of the posts and who made them in the page history, many editors prefer to WP:ARCHIVE their talk pages instead. There are various different way to archive a page: some editors set up automatic archiving, while others do it manually. Archiving helps to keep older posts organized and easy to find, but it's not mandatory.
If, however, you're talking about an article talk page, then you probably shouldn't really be deleting any posts unless there's a very good policy or guideline reason to do as explained in WP:TPO. Article talk pages can also be archived, but it would probably be a good idea to discuss this first on the talk page itself to see what other think. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:33, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

@Billiekhalidfan: My advice is to urge you to create an 'archive', as advised above. I can see that you're keen to contribute, but are probably also rather strong-willed? And this has led to some conflict and a few stern warnings on your talk page? I'm sure you'd like the older ones to be less visible, but I also see that one of our experienced admins (Ad Orientem) has been trying to guide and support you. Right now, a few other editors seem to feel you're a bit of a 'loose cannon', but I'm sure that'll change once you come to appreciate how to listen and to work cooperatively with other editors. I advise against simply deleting, rather than archiving those early notices because (whilst allowed) it nevertheless makes me suspicious of an editor's motives and attitudes. An editor who blanks old problematic messages effectively invites me to look into their past editing, whilst also making me irritated that I have to waste a lot morr time delving into their past talk page interactions and warnings, rather than simply popping over to an archived sub-page. (If I have to leave warnings, or report an editor, I'm then far more likely to take a much sterner approach than if every past problem they had were clearly in view for me to understand. I'd be suspcious that theyre intentionally avoiding scrutiny, and I might then start looking for the reason. As you learn and improve as an editor, those embarassing old messages will be in you past, and something to proudly look back at and make you see how far you've come in learning to contribute and collaborate. I'm convinced you'll have a smoother ride if you archive, rather than blank them. Hope you find this informal bit of guidance of value. Regards, Nick Moyes (talk) 04:38, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Ok, I have added an archive. Thank you for your help! Billiekhalidfan (talk) 12:23, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Notability issue in the biography[edit]

I might face notability issue in the biography of my great grandfather who happens to be a freedom fighter and thus i want to create biography of him as a homage but i have no idea how to get notability as requested by wikipedia . Pl. help me out Your sincerely Tejas Jain — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tejaskumarjain (talkcontribs) 06:17, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Tejaskumarjain and welcome to the Teahouse. Your great grandfather cannot have a Wikipedia article unless he has been written about in independent WP:Reliable sources. If you cannot find these, then you will have to create your homage elsewhere. Sorry to disappoint you, but Wikipedia, as an encyclopaedia, reports only what has been written about elsewhere. If you have some possible sources, then you might like to mention then here so that we can guide you as to whether they establish the WP:notability of your great grandfather. Dbfirs 06:42, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Hi Tejaskumarjain.
  1. Wikipedia articles are only really intended to be written about subject considered to be Wikipedia notable, and when it comes to writing articles about people the primary guideline is Wikipedia:Notability (people); so, unless you able to establish that your grandfather is Wikipedia notable for an article to be written about him, it's unlikely that either you or anyone else will be able to do so.
  2. Since you obviously have a personal connection to your grandfather, you would be considered to have a Wikipedia:Conflict of interest with respect to anything written about him on Wikipedia. Wikipedia doesn't expressly prohibit conflict-of-interest editing, but it doesn't highly discourage it. Editors trying to create articles about family members is one thing that is particularly discouraged per WP:COISELF; so, it would actually be better to let someone else write the article (assuming your grandfather is Wikipedia notable).
  3. Lots of people mistake Wikipedia articles for things they aren't really intended to be; for example, articles are not intended to be memorials or homages. So, if that's really why you want to create an article about your grandfather, then Wikipedia is probably not the best place for you to do so. Lots of people also mistakenly assume that creating an article means that they will be able control the article, but that's not really how Wikipedia works. Anyone can edit any article at anytime, and no one particular editor has any final editorial control over things. So, even if you're able to create an article about your grandfather, you'll not have any special power of editorial control. Other editors will be able to freely add or remove content (postive or negative) that they deem to be in accordance with relevant Wikipedia policies and guidelines and you won't be able to stop from doing so simply because the article is about your grandfather. You will be expected to follow relevant policies and guidelines just like everyone else. For more on this, please see Wikipedia:Dispute resolution and Wikipedia:An article about yourself isn't necessarily a good thing.
-- Marchjuly (talk) 06:59, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

I listen to spotify a lot[edit]

I listen to spotify a lot — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elvis1849 (talkcontribs) 09:20, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Elvis1849 Hi. That's good. This place is for asking questions related to using Wikipedia. Do you have such a question? 331dot (talk) 09:41, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Actually, our feeling is very neutral regarding the usage and usability of spotify or any other product or service. :D Usedtobecool ✉️  11:20, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

How do you add these "This article may need improvements" headers?[edit]

I've seen quite a few articles with such headers, and also a few in need of them. How are they added? Theanswertolifetheuniverseandeverything (talk) 13:12, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

They are added by adding the right templates. You can find a list here. --MrClog (talk) 13:16, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
You can also add them more easily by installing WP:twinkle. Although a word of caution - adding cleanup templates is very easy and doesn't contribute a whole lot; actually fixing things takes a bit more time but is far more valuable. There's no harm in adding cleanup messages, they serve a useful purpose when used with care. Just be a little bit judicious about which articles really need them, and whether you could also be spending your time fixing the problems within the articles. Good luck. Hugsyrup 13:20, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

How to add a Photograph to my Article?[edit]

Hi All,

I am unsure how to add a photograph to my article. I have sought and received email permission from a professional photographer to use a photo of me in my article. It's a photo that, according to the photographer, is subject to "fair use."

In his email to me, the photographer attached the photo and included the following statement: "I grant you permission to upload the attached photo that is copyrighted (copyright symbol) R.I. Sutherland-Cohen."

I'm not sure what to do at this point. Can you assist me in uploading the photograph? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bluejazz9999 (talkcontribs) 14:20, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello Bluejazz9999. To upload an image on Wikipedia, go to the file upload wizard. Hope this helps. LPS and MLP Fan (LittlestPetShop) (MyLittlePony) 14:35, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Hello, Bluejazz9999. Because part of the fundamental purpose of Wikipedia is to provide a resource which anybody can reuse in any way for any purpose (as long as they credit the source), it does not accept photos or other material with permission just to use them in Wikipedia - it requires that images be released by the copyright holder under a kind of licence which will allow anybody to reuse them for any purpose (usually CC-BY-SA). Because that so limits the pictures that can be used, it does allow a particular kind of "fair use", but only in accordance with its own more restrictive set of conditions - see the non-free content criteria - which include that there is no reasonable expectation of ever getting a free-to-use copy. For this reason, this route is hardly ever relevant for pictures of a living person.
What would be needed for the picture of you to be uploaded is an explicit statement from the photographer that they license it under CC-BY-SA. They could make this publicly, eg by publishing the picture on their own website (or yours) with an explicit declaration; or they could make the declaration to the Wikimedia Foundation directly, by one of the procedures in donating copyright materials. Easiest, if they are willing, is for them to upload the picture to Wikimedia Commons themselves, making the declaration as they do so. If they are unable or unwilling to do that, they will need to send an email as detailed in that link, and you can upload the image to Commons yourself.
It's unfortunate that we do have this complication in using images; but Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously, and is keen to do it right. --ColinFine (talk) 15:01, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Arrivals lounge[edit]

On Wikivoyage, we have an equivalent of the Teahouse called the Arrivals Lounge. Could there be a way to link to it from here? Thanks! --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 15:34, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi SelfieCity. The Arrivals lounge is currently linked to Wikipedia:Help desk by the interproject link in Wikidata, and a page can have only one link. I can change the link if this is a better target. Does Wikivoyage have a Help desk, or does the Arrivals lounge have that function too? StarryGrandma (talk) 18:36, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Well, Wikivoyage does not have a help desk but it does have a "tourist office." --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 18:59, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Kundan Srivastava Human Rights activist[edit]

Hi Team,


I’ve submitted an article about Kundan Srivastava. Have seen that some people submitted his article before with the lack of reliable sources and national media coverage.

I and many following him for his fearless works and I do believe that he has enough media coverage to get featured on Wikipedia.

Please review and hope this time Kundan’s article will be published.

Regards, Lekkala

Lekkala R Reddy (talk) 16:27, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Lekkala R Reddy Hello and welcome to the Teahouse. Your draft will be reviewed in due course, please be patient. Attempts to "jump the line" don't usually work. 331dot (talk) 16:52, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
I can say just casually that the language is very promotional. I would suggest toning it down and sticking to what the sources state. Are you affiliated with this person? 331dot (talk) 16:54, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
331dot Dear Sir, Apologies! I’m not attempting to jump the line. I just informed about the same.

I wrote this article about Kundan in a very few lines and I do believe that I didn’t use promotional words and languages. I wrote in a simple way by mentioning about him on the first paragraph, education, activism one notable works and one single award by searching his references.

I’m a fan of his human rights works and fights. I thought to contribute the article and so I did.

Have made some changes, If you still believe that article is little in promotional language and need to tone it down. Please suggest.

I have mentioned only those things what the sources stated.

Regards, Lekkala

Lekkala R Reddy (talk) 17:47, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Lekkala R Reddy, In the meantime, take a look at WP:SOCK and see if that's something you need to be careful about. Better safe than sorry. Regards! Usedtobecool ✉️  18:29, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Usedtobecool, Sure! I always keep your suggestions in mind. Being an engineering student for some coming years, I will implement my knowledge in a positive manners. I’m a silent contributor for not just Wikipedia but many journals and magazines. I love to write logical things and about the people who’re endlessly trying to contribute some positive efforts to our societies.

Visual Editing vs Source Editing[edit]

Is it possible to do everything in source editing, in visual editing? For example, creating user boxes or tables? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sir Madam (talkcontribs) 16:30, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

@Sir Madam: Welcome to Wikipedia. I've never used the visual editor, but this page lists the limitation: Wikipedia:VisualEditor#Limitations RudolfRed (talk) 17:01, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Creation of a page[edit]

Just completed with a Wikipedia draft -

Please help , edit and recommend any changes or mistakes for improvement of the page.

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikipedistjaishriram (talkcontribs) 16:40, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Before you submit your draft for AFC review, you need to learn to read the advice at Help:Referencing for beginners. --David Biddulph (talk) 16:45, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Shikha Khanduja Kaul[edit]

Hi Team,

I came to know that This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

Contentious material is poorly sourced with the only article talking about her novel on merinews. I found no reliable sources about her on Google and Google news by searching her name instead of book selling links on amazon. Her article on Wikipedia written in details without a deep coverage of any national and international media.

I believe this article must be scrutinised or removed.

Regards, Lekkala

Lekkala R Reddy (talk) 17:46, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Let's see how right you are Face-smile.svg Usedtobecool ✉️  18:31, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Watchlist on Mobile[edit]

When you click on your watchlist on mobile view, it says the list is empty. I know my list isn't empty because it shows up on desktop. Help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sir Madam (talkcontribs) 18:32, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

How can I edit and also write Wikipedia articles?[edit]

Hello Wikipedia team! I am a formally trained Chef and food blogger with expertise in Brazilian cuisine. I would love to contribute to Wikipedia both writing new food articles and editing some. But I am not familiar with your procedure. Could you please send me more information about this? Thank you! Denise Browning Author of Easy and Delish — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:6000:1700:218F:BD0A:714E:8E58:78A9 (talk) 19:37, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

new Wikipedia page help[edit]

Hello, I am lost. It is said that we can create our own Wikipedia pages but ultimately says ya or na on whether they get published or not? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nelsonnigel (talkcontribs) 20:05, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Nelsonnigel Hello and welcome to the Teahouse. It is strongly advised that you not attempt to write about yourself, please read WP:AUTO. In order to be successful, you essentially would need to forget everything you know about yourself and only write based on what independent reliable sources state. While technically possible, most people cannot do this, as people naturally write favorably about themselves. You can submit a draft using Articles for Creation, but the one you are working on is a long way from being accepted. Please read Your First Article. 331dot (talk) 20:14, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
You can use your user page to introduce yourself to the Wikipedia community in the context of your Wikipedia editing or use, but it is not an article or social media style page. 331dot (talk) 20:16, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Is my signature working?[edit]

My signature should be 'Sir' where each letter is a different color. It should also link to my user page. Please respond!

Sir 20:43, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

It's not :) [[User:Sir Madam|<span style="color:red">S</span><span style="color:blue">i</span><span style="color:green">r</span>]] is what you want. (Renders as Sir) Eman235/talk 20:58, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Search Engine Logo Pulling From Wiki[edit]

When you search "Oregon Mutual Insurance" on the first listing on the right displays my company's old blue logo. The logo image says it's coming from our wiki page, but I can't find anything. There's only one photo loaded and it is of our home office. I've tried to upload a jpeg of our new logo and wiki says it goes against standards because it doesn't look like it came from a camera. Has anyone else ran into these two issues? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aywood (talkcontribs) 21:15, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

MLA(?) looking citations in an article, is that normal?[edit]

I saw some inline citations that were referring to books or journals like "(Tahir 12)" and the like in the 'Plot' section of the article for the book The Color Purple:

I hadn't seen that before. Is this common? — Preceding unsigned comment added by RedHotPizzaSupper (talkcontribs) 23:32, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

@RedHotPizzaSupper: Welcome to Wikipedia. That format is one of several citation formats used on Wikipedia. You can read more about citations at WP:CITEVAR. RudolfRed (talk) 23:55, 23 July 2019 (UTC)