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Procedure[edit]

This section should note that it isn't necessary to get consensus for obviously correct changes, such as typos or disambiguating links. I'm not sure how to word it though. Thryduulf (talk) 16:28, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

This is already covered in Wikipedia:Edit requests#General considerations, point #4. Uncontroversial requests don't need to wait for consensus. EdJohnston (talk) 16:35, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes. I've added a note to make that clearer though. Rd232 talk 16:51, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 9 February 2012[edit]

can you please tell me how we can get something removed that has been put on wilkpedia and is totally untrue and very damaging .we have no idea who ha written this article and would appreciate some help the article has been on the site for the past 4 years and is very distressing my e mail address is (Redacted)


80.189.8.1 (talk) 00:21, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Please make your request at the Help Desk. You'll need to provide the title of the article for anyone to help you. I've redacted your email address to save you from spambots. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 04:31, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

More welcoming response[edit]

I noticed an edit request response to a new user that I thought was pretty 'chilly' in tone, considering the request was constructive and this was the requester's first edit. Responses to edit requests might be a good opportunity to welcome new users, especially when the requests are substantive. I propose that identifying and welcoming new users be suggested as part of the instructions on this page. Also, maybe something could also be done to improve the the templates in this direction, for example, a 'new user' field could be added to the templates, which would 1) prompt responders to optionally check for new users, and 2) when switched, triggers a welcome as part of the response. Any thoughts? LaTeeDa (talk) 00:52, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Yep. The current {{ESp}} templates encourage very brief responses, which keep talk pages orderly but fail to provide a welcoming tone to new contributors. At the very least, everyone who lodges a sensible request should be thanked for doing so, and requesters with accounts should get a welcome at their talk page. Wikipedia:Edit_requests#Responding_to_requests could easily be updated with these points. I guess a template field like you describe might be useful for IPs who may never see a welcome at their own talk page. I think a short personal note is better, though, especially at popular pages where you could otherwise see the same template welcome message given time after time to different requesters. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 14:14, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

You can try to contact Wikepidia creators — Preceding unsigned comment added by BEASTY73 (talkcontribs) 14:47, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Edit request on 9 May 2012[edit]

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Alkessler (talk) 05:55, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

I'm sorry but this is the talk page for the edit request system, it is not the place to request edits to specific articles, please do that on the article talk page. Monty845 05:15, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Suggested guidelines are too stringent[edit]

The majority of pages seem to be s-protected because of vandalism, not because of edit wars. Therefore I am inclined (and I believe it would be wise for everyone to be inclined) to perform any reasonable edit essentially as a WP:BRD so long as the article is not subject to sanctions or in the midst of a controversial edit war.

Methinks the policy should be updated to reflect that. Meanwhile, I'm going to continue my edits unless there's a consensus I really shouldn't be, as I believe they are within the spirit of this policy - just not currently the letter.

Your thoughts are welcome. Egg Centric 20:51, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Yes I think I would agree with your interpretation of the spirit of the policy :) I even fulfil requests for WP:BOLD edits on fully-protected pages unless I have reason to suspect the change will be controversial. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:21, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
I also agree. I tend to accept most edits that I wouldn't have reverted, had I seen them made in my own watchlist, assuming there's nothing about the page's history that says I shouldn't. The backlogs in CAT:ESP are simply too long too often to expect responders to do otherwise. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 01:26, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Need for single-level user page warning template[edit]

At WP:WARN there's a section for single-level warning templates, many of which aren't warnings as such, but information in a succinct package to address frequently occurring situations where users err vis-à-vis correct practices. I have noticed that very many people when using the editprotected template don't follow the guidelines with giving exact instructions for the changes they want to have made. Perhaps such a warning template as I've discussed here would be useful for these cases? (And, perhaps also the instructions for using the editprotected template could be made even more explicit as well?) __meco (talk) 17:55, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

COI request edits[edit]

I worked with a couple other editors to substantially expand the {{request edit}} tool for COI requested edits to create more of an AFC-like template process for submissions and feedback.

You can see all the new templates here and the documentation [[Template:Request_edit | here]. It now has new decline and accept templates.

I created some instructions here that provide submitters and reviewers with basic instructions, but I'm not sure where to put it. I was wondering if people thought "Edit requests/request edits" would be a good spot for it, with a link to it in the request edit page under See Also. User:King4057 (EthicalWiki) 16:46, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 30 September 2012[edit]

Isn't it more correct to say that Buddhism is a philosophy instead of a religion, because a religion is where a distinct God entity exists (e.g. Vishnu in Hinduism, Allah in Islam etc.) whereas Buddhism is monotheistic, in terms that there is no God character whom Buddhists worship (knowing Buddha isn't God himself)? 78.130.225.35 (talk) 12:40, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Wikipedia:Edit requests. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 20:36, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Mark answered request discussions as "Do not modify"[edit]

Would it not be a good idea for the {{edit protected}} and {{Edit semi-protected}} templates to mark a discussion as Do not modify when the template is set to answered=yes? Is there a legitimate reason for the discussion to continue once it has been answered? —gorgan_almighty (talk) 01:00, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Make clear the distinction between how to respond to fully-protected and semi-protected pages[edit]

I'd like to suggest that this page be modified to provide clear guidance to editors responding to Edit Requests for semi-protected pages. My understanding is that any editor, be he an ip or a registered editor, is entitled to make any edit to a semi-protected page as long as the edit is within policy.

If that understanding is correct, then I think we should update the page. Registered editors who edit semi-protected pages don't need to get consensus before they make an edit, they apply BRD. Non-registered users shouldn't need to get consensus before making updates to semi-protected pages. Similarly, when an a registered user makes an edit to a semi-protected page, the sole judge of whether or not the edit is "sensible" is the editor himself.

In short, if it is true that an ip editor is entitled to make any edit to a semi-protected page that a registered user could legitimately make, then this page should precisely that, nothing more, nothing less. 80.174.78.40 (talk) 13:42, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Module:Edit request[edit]

I've almost finished writing Module:Edit request, which would replace this template. It is designed to assign categories based on the actual protection status of a page. If you are interested in discussing this, there is a thread at Template talk:Edit protected#Module:Edit request in which you are invited to take part. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:21, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Announcing edit requests for template-protected pages[edit]

You may be interested to know that we now have a new template, {{edit template-protected}}, for making edit requests to template-protected pages. These requests can be viewed at Category:Wikipedia template-protected edit requests, and can be answered by any editor with the template editor user right. There is also an annotated list of edit requests automatically updated by AnomieBOT at User:AnomieBOT/TPERTable. You can put this on your watchlist to see when new requests have been made. Editors with the template editor right are enthusiastically encouraged to help answer the requests. :) You can see guidelines for answering requests at Wikipedia:Edit requests#Responding to requests. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 15:36, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

JavaScript edit requests[edit]

See template talk:JavaScript where a new edit request template has been proposed -- 70.50.148.122 (talk) 06:59, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

the "Submit an edit request" link has gone walkabout[edit]

Hi, In the section Making requests there is described a "Submit an edit request" link at the bottom right of the View Source page of a protected page. I have put on my best glasses and I can't see the link at {{Census 2006 AUS}}. Is it time for new glasses? ;-) Please advise. --Bleakcomb (talk) 02:31, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

@Bleakcomb: It's appearing fine for me - here's a screenshot. Do you see the blue box that I have highlighted in red? — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:01, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the response Mr. Stradivarius, here is what I see. --Bleakcomb (talk) 07:03, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
What language do you have set in your preferences? It might be that you have a language set that we don't have a localisation message for. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 07:14, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I was thinking something similar. I was searching preferences for something that would block it. Language is en-GB. Changing to en fixed it. Wow, roundly disadvantaged for not speaking American! Thanks for your kind attention. --Bleakcomb (talk) 09:52, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Glad that you managed to fix the problem. Actually, "en" doesn't equate to American English - that would be "en-US". It just means a general kind of English. The real problem here is that en-GB messages don't fall back to en messages, but I'm not sure how that is best fixed. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:15, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Besides en and en-GB, there is en-CA. Three language variants means three sets of messages, and when an admin has a request to update a given message, they usually only amend the "en" one - either because they don't know about the others; they don't care about the others; they don't have time to update the others (hey, somebody else is bound to notice it someday and fix it if they really want to) or they simply forgot. As noted several times at WP:VPT, if you set your language to "en" you'll get the latest versions of the system messages, and the "en" messages are almost always understandable by a Brit (or a Canadian) - after all, the language setting doesn't affect article text, where quirks like tomato/tomato, color/colour, sidewalk/pavement present little difficulty. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:12, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

I made my first edit request. Regards. --Why should I have a User Name? (talk) 13:09, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 August 2014[edit]

can you change Arabian peninsula to India because harem pants actually originated in India.

thank you Desert jasmine (talk) 14:34, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

@Desert jasmine: welcome to Wikipedia! It looks like your edit request is about the article Harem pants; if you are having trouble at that article, make sure that you have a citation from a reliable source for the fact that you want to change, and try and work with the other editors at the article to find a consensus. If you have trouble, feel free to ask me for advice on my talk page. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 14:56, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Locked talk pages[edit]

This article did not seem to say what should be done in the case of a talk page which has been semi-protected when an anonymous/IP/new editor wants to make an edit to it. This is relevant at the moment because talk:Gamergate controversy has been protected from IPs/new editors, and some folks are asking me on Twitter how to ask that the page be edited on their behalf. Titanium Dragon (talk) 05:38, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

View source link[edit]

The "Making requests" section states "The simplest approach for edit requests for fully protected, template-protected or semi-protected pages is to use the View source tab on that page and use the "Submit an edit request" link at the bottom right." I tried doing this for the protected article "Electronic cigarette", but I could not find such a link. Axl ¤ [Talk] 12:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

The big blue "Submit an edit request" button is there for me on that article. Note that it is at the bottom right of the editnotice, rather than at the bottom right of the whole page. SiBr4 (talk) 14:52, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
As noted above, the entire editnotice is only present in the default en system language, not in en-GB and en-CA. That may be the problem here. SiBr4 (talk) 14:57, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
In that case, that information should be made clear in the "Making requests" section. Axl ¤ [Talk] 22:50, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 March 2015[edit]

I would be very satisfied if you would be willing to grant my request. I have very important information about certain topics that my be of use to some people. I believe I can make Wikipedia even better for researches and researchers. Thank you for considering my request. 207.118.241.89 (talk) 22:26, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Mlpearc (open channel) 22:32, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
@Mlpearc: A better response would be {{subst:ESp|mis}} --Redrose64 (talk) 22:33, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
I know it's mis-placed but, does the editor ? Mlpearc (open channel) 22:35, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Some people (quite a lot, actually) post here under the misapprehension that this is the place to file requests for page edits. The message yielded by {{subst:ESp|mis}} "this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Wikipedia:Edit requests" directly addresses that. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:40, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I was thinking if we could find out what the editor wanted to change, it would be easier and faster to direct them to the correct place. :P Mlpearc (open channel) 22:50, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Renaming a category[edit]

I have proposed that Category:Wikipedia protected edit requests be renamed to Category:Wikipedia fully-protected edit requests. Please comment at the CfD. Regards — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:55, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 May 2015[edit]

On your page TELFORD GOLD MEDAL AWARDS

87.66.112.251 (talk) 13:32, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Wikipedia:Edit requests. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:04, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 May 2015[edit]

2007 Telford Gold Medal Award : Michael B. Abbott for his paper "Managing the inner world of infrastructure".

87.66.112.251 (talk) 13:36, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Wikipedia:Edit requests. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:04, 26 May 2015 (UTC)