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April 30[edit]

Finding all links of an article.[edit]

Is there a way to find every article that a certain article is linked on? --Steverci (talk) 01:58, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

To the left of each page, under "tools", is a link to "What links here". That is an exhaustive list of every page which links to the page you're on. Is that what you sought? --Orange Mike | Talk 02:49, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes, thanks. --Steverci (talk) 13:34, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Replacing image on an existing page[edit]

Hello, I'd like to replace an image on an existing page, how do I do that? Thanks!7yPDx4 (talk) 04:52, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello 7yPDx4. Your question is vague and open-ended. If we knew which specific article and which specific image, we could be more helpful. If there is a better image at Wikimedia Commons, then just replace the old image file name with the new image file name. If it is an actively edited article, other editors may disagree. Discuss it on the talk page. If it is a photo you have taken, upload it to Wikimedia Commons and proceed as above. If it is a random photo you found on the internet, then it is probably copyrighted and can't be used here. But there are exceptions. That's why specific details are so important. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:35, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Replacing images on an existing page with newer ones[edit]

Hello, I'd like to replace images on an existing page. They are in the article about computer software. I’d like to replace the current icon and screenshot images with newer ones. How do I do that?7yPDx4 (talk) 05:53, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

I'm guessing from your edit history that you're referring to images in the CoLocalizer Pro article, such as the File:CoLocalizerPro Screenshot under MacOSX 10.6 SnowLeopard.png image. On that image page, there's a wikilink saying "Upload a new version of this file"; you can do that there. If your new image is associated with a different version of the software than the current image, however, it would probably be better to upload a new image with a version number included in the filename using the WP:File Upload Wizard rather than to overwrite the existing image file, and then edit the article to use the new image either instead of or along with the image for the earlier version of the software. Wtmitchell (talk) (earlier Boracay Bill) 07:34, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Spies[edit]

Yesterday, 29 April, I attempted to install an entry in the area "American Spies - Cold War Spies for America, Americans who spied against the Soviet Union." Where is it, please? You already have a page in my name. I would like to enter this new, separate one. Thank you. Gordon Ackerman — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.204.146.84 (talk) 09:53, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

The closest article that matches your description appears to be this part of a list List_of_American_spies#Spied_for_America_2. We also have a category called American spies against the Soviet Union. Are these what you were looking for? - X201 (talk) 10:01, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Additional: I've just found your addition. It was reverted by Joegoodfriend, you could try discussing on their talk page if you disagree with their action. - X201 (talk) 10:06, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Joegoodfriend explained his removal in his edit summary, "It's 'Gordon Ackerman', not 'Ackerman Gordon', and he did not spy for the US, he worked as a journalist under false pretenses." Maproom (talk) 11:57, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi. Are we talking to the real Gordon Ackerman? Cool. Gordon, your biographical article is here: Gordon Ackerman. You might want to read up on Wikipedia's policy on creating an editing identity so you won't be publishing your comments as an anonymous editor. Joegoodfriend (talk) 17:06, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Text removed by Kasperbot[edit]

While browsing James_Van_Praagh I noticed a weird sentence in the first line of the part about his Early life. While checking the history I noticed part of it was removed by Kasperbot. At first I wanted to restore the removed text, but should/can I? Cause maybe it should be removed (not that it makes a sense to me) or maybe if I do it will be removed again. So who can help me out? --Dianafl (talk) 10:15, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

If you look again at the article's history (using the "History" tab and looking at the differences) you'll see that the KasparBot edit was merely removing the redundant authority control information which has been copied to Wikidata. The edits about which you were presumably concerned were later, and made by an IP editor; I have reverted that vandalism. Thanks for pointing it out. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:24, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Reference check request[edit]

Please can you check all refs for these 2 pages- Family of Duchess of Cambridge and Lupton family Thanks so much Ed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.220.50.122 (talk) 11:53, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

The articles are Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Lupton family, with a total of 174 references. We are all volunteers, and it is most unlikely that any of us will check all 174, particularly as you have given us no clue as to what to check them for. But there is nothing to stop you checking them yourself. Maproom (talk) 12:06, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

I hope I can be clearer for you. Sorry. If you could please check the dates of Lupton family article - there is some red "help" messages on ref. number 77 of the Lupton page which I cannot fix up. Also the "Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge" page MIGHT have some of the dates around the wrong way?

Thanks again Ed — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.220.50.122 (talk) 12:32, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

I hope I can be clearer for you. If you could please check the dates of Lupton family article - there is some red "help" messages on ref. number 77 of the Lupton page which I cannot fix up. Also the "Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge" page MIGHT have some of the references being used MORE than once - and I do not know how to do the little arrow with the tiny 1, 2, or 3..etc I hope you can have a look please — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.220.50.122 (talk) 13:15, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello, 121.220.50.122. Referencing can be a bit tricky in Wikipedia. At present, reference 75 of Lupton family says (in red) " Missing or empty |title= (help)" - the '(help)' is a link to a page which explains the problem, which is that the particular template used for this reference ({{cite journal}}) is written to require a title to be specified, but one has not been given. When you edit the page, the text of the reference appears where it is used (in the fourth paragraph of the section "Arthur and descendents". It appears as <ref>{{cite journal |journal=Universities Review |author=Association of University Teachers |volume=21–22 |publisher=J.W. Arrowsmith |date=1950 |quote=In accordance with this desire to acknowledge notable service of the University the women's hostel, Whinfield Hall, has been renamed Lupton Hall as a tribute to Dr. Elinor Lupton who was for twenty-three years chairperson of the Women's Halls Committee and her father, Dr. A. G. Lupton, a former Pro-Chancellor. |page=48}}</ref> . What is needs is for somebody to add anywhere inside the template (eg after '|page=48') the text "|title= the title of the article". I would add it, but I haven't got access to the Universities Review, so I cannot find the title. --ColinFine (talk) 16:40, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Link to Dutch page directs to the wrong page![edit]

While being on the page of Jacques Vriens I wanted to go to the Dutch page, but the language link links to the Thea_Beckmanprijs instead of Jacques_Vriens (in Dutch of course). The other way around (Dutch -> English) works the way it should. I can't figure out how to fix it! --Dianafl (talk) 13:02, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

There was an old, invalid interwiki link at the bottom of the page. I removed it, so now it points to the porper Dutch article (which is configured at WikiDtata). -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 13:10, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Indian Massacres[edit]

I'm just wondering about the justification for listing the indigenous defeat of St. Clair's Army as an "Indian Massacre." St. Clair was leading an army of invasion that was planning to attack and destroy Indian villages. The confederation of Indian Nations attacked when St. Clair's army was unprepared and taking for granted they were about to slaughter Indians, but they were armed men under the command of authorized US military officials... and the Indians won. Do both sides have to line up and pass notes back and forth for it to be a battle, or what... that is, what line of reasoning is being adopted here in calling the defeat of one army by another army a "massacre" instead of just a win for us Indians and a loss for the USA?

R. Chrisjohn, Ph. D. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:E000:B:3CA0:280:AEFF:FE43:EEAD (talk) 14:32, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

The place to discuss a content issue is, in general, a talk page, in this case Talk: Indian massacre, or possibly Talk: St. Clair's Defeat. I see that there has been no discussion on either talk page. Robert McClenon (talk) 15:16, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
However, since the article includes both massacres of native Americans by Europeans and of Europeans by native Americans, and the battle can be viewed as an attempted massacre of native Americans by European-Americans that ended in a military defeat, a reasonable case can be made that the battle should be listed. Robert McClenon (talk) 15:20, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Stadin derby -trying to add 2 pics[edit]

Hi, can't find a way how to add two pictures into an infobox of Stadin derby page. I'm trying to make it look like similar to Tyne-Wear derby page but even though I set the parameters exactly in the same way it doesn't work. Just says "100px" instead of showing logos.

The files I'm trying to add are HIFK-jalkapallo.svg HJK Helsinki logo.svg

Joonash (talk) 15:22, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

I have got the first image to work, "Jalkpallo" needed an upper-case J. But the second image is not available on Wikipedia Commons. Maybe it's at fi:Wikipedia? If so, you maye be able to copy it to Commons, depending on its copyright status. Maproom (talk) 16:11, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Fixed The second logo was stored at File:HJK Helsinki Logo.svg not File:HJK_Helsinki_Logo.svg . Joseph2302 (talk) 16:14, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank you Joseph! It looks brilliant now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joonash (talkcontribs) 16:16, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

File:HJK Helsinki Logo.svg and File:HJK_Helsinki_Logo.svg are the same file -- the underscores are ignored by the Wikicode parser.--ukexpat (talk) 18:10, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
@Ukexpat: That's what I thought too, but File:HJK_Helsinki_Logo.svg didn't work, and File:HJK Helsinki Logo.svg did. I guess there must have been an extra space or something. Joseph2302 (talk) 18:15, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Sannie Carlson pages[edit]

NAC:Original poster indeffed for legal threats. Robert McClenon (talk) 18:04, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Hi, we are the management of miss sannie carlson. She would liked to have her name removed from the pages releted to the artist Whigfield . We have tried to edit but someone is messaging us asking not to edit. We don t understand. She has the right not to have her name closed to an old project where she used an other name and not her real name. So i kindly ask you to let us edit without refusing the edit or we will be obliged to start a legal action against your portal. If you need to contact us : marco marati <contact details redacted> — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcomarati (talkcontribs) 16:41, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

FYI - The OP has been indef blocked for the legal threat posted above. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 17:53, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


Henry Grossman[edit]

Page for Henry Grossman should be corrected.

Under "Career" it should read "...was hired as a contributing photographer for Life Magazine and People Magazine."

Grossman was never a staff photographer".

2604:2000:F8E8:C500:CC60:23BA:BE9C:BF70 (talk) 17:46, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Moved from talk page by Robert McClenon (talk) 18:12, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

The place to request a change to the article would be the talk page, Talk: Henry Grossman. Robert McClenon (talk) 18:13, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

https[edit]

I cannot disable https on wikipedia anymore. Why is that? 46.198.31.136 (talk) 18:24, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Login/create an account, go to your preferences, uncheck the box that reads "Always use a secure connection when logged in". Scarce2 (talk) 22:00, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

How can I change the Logo of the Mizuno Corporation[edit]

I am working for the Mizuno Corporation and I would like to correct the Corporate Logo on the German Page as well as add it on multiple other language pages. How is that possible, and who do I need to contact for that? Thank you very much for your help and support. Best regards, Max — Preceding unsigned comment added by MaximilianMarten80 (talkcontribs) 21:42, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

You can make a request that the logo be updated on the English Wikipedia at WP:FFU. --ukexpat (talk) 22:14, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

A prankster had a field day with this article!![edit]

Monastery of St. Benedict (Norcia)

All references to St. Benedict have been changed to "Batman." It looks like the edits were made by a user named, fittingly, "Bruce Wayne." There are dozens of references to St. Batman, and the Batmanian monks.

It's unfortunate there was no way to prevent this vandalism. :( — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.31.220.134 (talk) 22:13, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Puerile vandalism, now reverted. With an "open" project like Wikipedia, there will always be numbskulls who think it's clever to vandalise.--ukexpat (talk) 22:16, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
I fixed it. You can fix it too if something like this comes up again. Click on the "View history" tab near the top of the page and you can view every edit which has ever been made to the article. There's an "undo" button next to each (more detail at WP:UNDO). The article has also been semi protected.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  22:33, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
If there's more than one edit, or many, just click on the date before the first edit, then click edit that page and then save the page. This is called a manual revert. The undo button is rather limited.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 22:35, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

May 1[edit]

Peer review box broken[edit]

Hi there. I asked for a peer review for List of Saturday Night Live incidents a few months ago, which was satisfied and archived. What SHOULD happen is that a link to the peer review is easily accessible on the talk page of the article. However, the article was moved from "Saturday Night Live incidents" to "List of Saturday Night Live incidents", meaning the box on the talk page is now a redlink. Can somebody fix it? I don't know how to. StewdioMACK Talk page 04:29, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

I fixed it by creating a redirect at Wikipedia:Peer review/List of Saturday Night Live incidents/archive1 which leads to the peer review.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  04:47, 1 May 2015 (UTC)


Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge[edit]

Hi there Could you please alter the title of REFERENCE number 4 on the page "Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge"?

This reference (number 4) should be correctly spelt and have capital letters. It should read as such: A Photographic Archive of Leeds

Thanks so much Mike

Yes check.svg Done As this is Wikipedia, the encyclopedia anyone can edit, you could have made that change yourself. Rwessel (talk) 06:08, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
but it is tricky editing references, since they are not where inexperienced users expect to find them. --ColinFine (talk) 08:04, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Article name and move to new title[edit]

Can it really be "Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta". Shouldn't it be Saint Maarten Heineken Regatta? If appropriate, could you change the name? Thanks. 7&6=thirteen () 12:09, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Well, as it takes place at Sint Maarten (the Dutch portion of the island of Saint Martin) it seems logical to call it the Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta .... - Arjayay (talk) 12:18, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
7&6=thirteen, in case it isn't clear, "Sint" is the Dutch equivalent of "Saint", like Spanish "San" or "Santo". Deor (talk) 19:10, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
We generally do not translate proper names, unless English reliable sources usually do so too. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 08:36, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Wrong information[edit]

Just for your information. Wilmer and thw Dukes banded in 1956. All rehersals where done at the Holiday Bar in downtown Geneva, Ny, no place else. We rehersed on Sunday afternoon and played the Holiday Bar Sunday nights. There was no rehersing at train depo's or any other place that has been mentioned. The group members where white. Wilmer was black. Ralph Gillotti did not come into the group until 1960 when he got out of the service hired by Phil Trunzo. The original Trio was Wilmer, Ronnie Alberts,Phil Trunzo on keyboard. John Bouckouz came into the group in 1958 who was the first guitar player. These people got the group started and got them well known. Phil left the group in 1962 and went on his own having a million record sell in 1964 called "Last Kiss" with J Frank Wilson and the cavelliars. The bank memebers that came in after some of the original members left was all they had to do was play. The original members already set the path for there success. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.247.136.27 (talk) 12:13, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

The History section of Wilmer & the Dukes is unreferenced, but so is your statement above. Do you know anywhere that this information has been published in a reliable source - a book or magazine? - Arjayay (talk) 12:23, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

About Book making procedure[edit]

How to make a book of own writings and put into net library?119.30.39.223 (talk) 15:07, 1 May 2015 (UTC) (Refactored question for readability.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  17:11, 1 May 2015 (UTC))

The Wikimedia Foundation is not a webhost, and does not provide a place to store your writings. --Orange Mike | Talk 02:43, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Inspection Medical Hermeneutics[edit]

I created this page today with quite a bit of information, links and some sources. I intended to add a lot more information. But it seems to have been deleted although I cant find it in the deleted log. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dick37 (talkcontribs) 17:47, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

@Dick37: Nope, it's still there, at Inspection Medical Hermeneutics. I think page names are case-sensitive, so that might have been the problem. Joseph2302 (talk) 17:51, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
Also, usually if someone proposes a page of yours for deletion, they will tell you on your talkpage. Joseph2302 (talk) 17:52, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

María Elena Velasco[edit]

Hi, actress María Elena Velasco recently passed away and was wondering if someone could upload a fair use image. Specifically this one: http://www.imcine.gob.mx/comunicacion-social/comunicados-y-noticias/imcine-lamenta-el-fallecimiento-de-la-actriz-maria-elena-velasco-la-india-maria IMCINE is a government agency so the image may be public domain, but I couldn't find any information confirming this. 66.87.75.121 (talk) 18:16, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

I'm asking for fair use since it is very unlikely that we'll find a public domain picture of her: copyright is super long in Mexico (creators life + 100 years) and prior to her 2014 movie the actress had been out of the spotlight for over a decade.66.87.75.121 (talk) 18:28, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Tagging of pages with Maintenance category.[edit]

Hello all. I am looking for information about automatically tagging pages with a maintenance category. Specifically, I am working on fire department pages and am trying to find a way to tag any fire department that doesnt have coordinates on their page ({{coord}}) with a maintenance category. I have done something similar for images. So any page that uses {{Infobox fire department}} and does not provided a logo parameter is automatically added to the Category:Fire departments needing logos, which is a maintenance category. What I would like to do is have a check that says "Does this page use {{coord}}, if not then added it to Category:Fire departments needing coordinates." Alternatively, can I request a bot to do this? Not sure what the best play here is. I would rather not manually check every department... Thanks in advance! --Zackmann08 (talk) 18:33, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

The Anomebot2 is the bot that adds {{coord missing}} to articles lacking them, but that template mostly sorts articles needing coordinates according to their locations rather than according to the types of objects involved (which puts the articles in categories like Category:Afghanistan articles missing geocoordinate data and Category:Alabama articles missing geocoordinate data). We do have a very few categories for specific types of objects, which depend on the use of a particular infobox in the articles—such as Category:Wikipedia infobox amusement park articles without coordinates‎ and Category:Wikipedia infobox observatory articles without coordinates—but I'm not sure exactly how those work. I recommend that you ask at User talk:The Anome or perhaps at WT:GEO to see if someone familiar with the technicalities of how the latter categories are populated can help you work something out. Deor (talk) 18:55, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
This Catscan2 query generates a list of articles in Category:Fire departments (incl. 3 levels of sub-categories), which don't have Template:coord in the article. Note: That list includes a few mis-categorizations to be cleaned up before using. But having this list cleaned up, you'll still need some script-user to go through the list and categorize its articles with your maintenance category. GermanJoe (talk) 19:09, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
@GermanJoe: That is the single coolest thing I have ever seen. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! --Zackmann08 (talk) 20:14, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Josh[edit]

What is the real name of the boy that plays josh? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.176.251.49 (talk) 20:00, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi there! You are at Wikipedia's help desk, a place to get assistance with editing Wikipedia. The Reference Desk is our place to get general help on matters not related to Wikipedia. That being said, what Josh are you referring to? ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 20:09, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Upload photo to page[edit]

Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Flegal I just edited a biographical article about Katherine Flegal (my wife), and now I want to upload a B&W headshot. How do I do this? The photo is her property. John Spitzer — Preceding unsigned comment added by SaturnBeulah (talkcontribs) 20:41, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

But whose property is the copyright in the photo? Unless it is a selfie, the photographer normally retains all copyright in the picture. --Orange Mike | Talk 02:58, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Paragraphs order[edit]

Is there any policy, recommendation, regarding the way paragraphs are ordered, especially when there is no logical order to follow, like for example a list of non-related items having all the same hierarchical level ?--88.188.131.139 (talk) 21:35, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

I'm having a hard time visualizing the problem. Can you link to a specific article where you see this being an issue? --Jayron32 23:13, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Where would I report a reverse COPYVIO?[edit]

I can't quite seem to find the right place to mention this, so I'll try here and hope someone redirects me or something. Today I was poking at the famousfix.com website, which is a sort of celebrity tracking site. I noticed on this page for Airi & Meiri that the "lists" there include "Pornographic actor stubs" which is almost undoubtedly drawn from Category:Pornographic actor stubs and therefore indicates that famousfix.com is importing (or once imported) the bulk of their data from Wikipedia. Which would be fine, except that they seem to be violating 7.g of the Terms of Use by not providing any attribution (that I can find), much less attribution in accord with the licenses. They merely mention in the page footer "FamousFix content is contributed and edited by our readers. You are most welcome to update, correct or add information to this page." And then they claim copyright on the page contents.

So that strikes me as clearly not right, and possibly a problem, but while it's easy to see how to handle issues of Wikipedia violating someone else's copyright, I have been unable to discover how to handle the case of someone else violating Wikipedia's ToU & licenses. Is this post enough, and it will trickle to where it needs to go, or can someone direct me (either here or on my User_talk)? Thanks. —KGF0 ( T | C ) 22:12, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks#Non-compliance process --Jayron32 23:12, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Request for review[edit]

Hi someone,

Could an experience editor review my page ? A nice editor advised me, and I followed everything, but maybe someone else, has more to say about it and can add an opinion, so my page will not be rejected.

Thanks in advance
Cordially
User: Bichonneau — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bichonneau (talkcontribs) 23:38, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello @Bichonneau: I looked at Draft:Vanina Takvorian and reviewed the references. It does not appear based on the references that Takvorian is notable by Wikipedia's standards. If a book has been written about her, or there have been significant news articles written specifically about her, she would probably be considered notable. I suggest looking over Wikipedia:Notability to see if you think she meets that standard.  SchreiberBike | ⌨ 

May 2[edit]

Trouble adding an infobox image[edit]

I followed the directions on adding in images in infoboxes, but I'm still receiving an error. Can you please identify my problem? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deray_McKesson Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lightyearling (talkcontribs) 07:56, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

@Lightyearling, you tried to use an image from an external site, that is not possible, all images used on Wikipedia must first be uploaded to either Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons. However it's not a simple process as we are very strict about respecting copyrights. As the article is about a living person only completely free images may be used. Any image found on an arbitrary website is extremely unlikely to be free of copyright restrictions so it cannot be used. For living people the photo must be explicitly released by the owner (usually the photographer). Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 08:31, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
@Lightyearling, if you are part of the activists' group and can take an in person picture then you can upload those as fair use images. Also, if you are part of their organization you can also get them to file a ticket through WP:ORTS if they have images that they own the copyrights to. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 10:10, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

@Roger (Dodger67)Thank you. I appreciate you sharing that information. @Tokyogirl79 Thanks for all your help with revising their pages! I am not part of the group but it's good to know the process. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lightyearling (talkcontribs) 20:28, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Converting Google Books citations[edit]

Is there a tool that can convert hideously long Google Books bare url cites to properly formatted and complete {{cite book}} references? Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 08:22, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

@Dodger67: The third entry at Help:Citation tools#Tools does this job. -- John of Reading (talk) 09:00, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
@John of Reading: Thanks! (and self-trout for not looking for the obvious help page before bothering anyone here.) Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 09:12, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
@Dodger67: Even if you don't use any tool, it might be useful to know the part to copy – up to the page number in the form pg=PA## (or in the case of none, up to the ID identifier). So here's a URL with the part you want to copy highlighted:
https://books.google.com/books?id=ExdQAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA186&dq=%22lowland+form+of+the+chinese+nuthatch%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GtpEVYaePIKbNqiRgYAC&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22lowland%20form%20of%20the%20chinese%20nuthatch%22&f=false
By the way I use that tool constantly and it has some pitfalls the most glaring of which is that it will output for the page something similar to "186-" by assuming that you may want the cite to be to the page of the book and maybe some pages thereafter, so remove the hyphen or add the end page of the range you want to cite (then make any other changes you want), and then click "make citation" to modify its original output.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 14:15, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Fuhghettaboutit, I discoverd that "feature" a few hours ago. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 15:45, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Homo Technologicus[edit]

FYI, Gingras, Yves (2005), Éloge de l'homo techno-logicus. Saint-Laurent, Québec: Les Editions Fides, ISBN 2-7621-2630-4 is not the first who wrote on the topic. Since the early nineties John Thanopoulos, specializing in international business and business ethics, refers to homo technologicus in his lectures and in his 2003 Greek textbook on Business Ethics and Deontology, page 28, writes about the concept. The book, now in its third edition and soon to appear in English, was published in Athens, Greece by Interbooks and bears ISBN #960-390-120-2. How can I be of assistance? John Thanopoulos — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.130.77.191 (talk) 10:31, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

If I'm not mistaken, you're saying that there's an error in this row of the table in this article Names_for_the_human_species#cite_note-Gingras_2005-23 where the reference cited is not the earliest use of the term? You can either be bold and change this yourself, or post your concern to the articles talk page (here) and discuss it with any interested editors. CaptRik (talk) 10:50, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
There is no explicit indication in the table that the references given are neccessarily the earliest use/originator of the name. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 10:57, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Hamblen Township, Brown County, Indiana[edit]

There are many unincorporated settlements in this twp. One being Sprunica which had at one time a store, Redmen's Lodge and other near-by entities. It now has an elementary school, a church, a one room church and cemetery dating back to 1870.

There are many cemeteries in Hamblen Twp. not listed in your article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.96.108.36 (talk) 14:29, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

If you have good sources you are welcome to add the missing information. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 15:47, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Template for wikilinking non-English WP pages[edit]

I know there is a template that creates a wikilink to a page on another language WP, that works only as long as there is no English version of the page, then it automagically links to the new English article when it is created. I can't find it! Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 15:42, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Template:ill (or its successor Template:Interlanguage link multi, it's apparently getting merged) - just learned about it a few months ago as well :). GermanJoe (talk) 16:22, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Guidelines for urban legends[edit]

Are there any guidelines for if an urban legend is credible enough for its own article? And would there be any guidelines against it if it lacks English sources? --Steverci (talk) 16:12, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

The general criteria is WP:GNG, which means you have to show significant independent reliable sources about the subject. I don't know of a specific guideline for urban legends. Sources not in a language other than English are fine. Joseph2302 (talk) 16:20, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Wikipedia doesnt care whether or not the "legend" is true or whether people believe it. We care that the legend has been covered in a significant manner by reliable sources. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 16:59, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Template: 2000 Guineas winners[edit]

Can someone please help me to get this template sorted out. I have tried updating it, reverting previous changes, renaming it, un-renaming it, but I can't get it to show properly on article page such as 2000 Guineas. Tigerboy1966  16:28, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

@Tigerboy1966: The text you need is {{2000 Guineas winners}}- I've added it to the bottom of the 2000 Guineas article. Joseph2302 (talk) 16:32, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks very much, I was getting myself into a right old tizzy about that. Tigerboy1966  16:59, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Wondering !![edit]

i am a new editor and i've got my very first article Speedy deletion and so i don't wanna my second article to end up like that so i've been wondering if there is a way that some one can check it out before me posting it .... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oromo and proud (talkcontribs) 17:00, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Oromo and proud. I strongly advise you to use the WP:article wizard. This will create your draft article in draft space, where you can work on it for a while, and will give you a button to click when you are ready to submit it for review. --ColinFine (talk) 20:15, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

chief muruatetu[edit]

I would like to know why article on chief muruatetu has been withdrawn from your data or who could have requested it's withdraw. Being related to him am planning to make another story about him. Though am concerned if this will also be removed197.237.145.77 (talk) 17:01, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

If people do not meet the requirements for having an article there are several processes that may apply based on certain criteria
However, "the subject would rather have their personally approved version" is not an acceptable criteria for any Wikipedia editing at all. see WP:COI / WP:NOTADVERT / WP:NPOV. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 17:47, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Hello, 197.237.145.77. It is worth remembering that, especially for an article about a living person, every single assertion in the article should be directly derived from a reliable published source; and apart from uncontroversial factual data like dates and names, should be from a source unconnected with the subject. To write an article on the chief, you need to find a number of published sources (articles or books) about him, written by people with no connection to him, and base the article entirely on what they say. If you know something about him that hasn't been published: don't put it in. If you have an evaluation, judgment, opinion or conclusion about him: if somebody unconnected with him has published exactly that evaluation, judgment, opinion or conclusion, then it may go in the article, cited to the published source; but otherwise, don't put it in. If there aren't any such sources, then we cannot accept an article on him. --ColinFine (talk) 20:20, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Add a book to a source page[edit]

Last year I self published an environmental book on Amazon titled "Fisheating Creek - Preserving A Special Place In Florida's Fial Frontier". Can I add this to the source page for the Wiki section for "Fisheating Creek". Thanks.

Bruce Ford17:03, 2 May 2015 (UTC)73.171.230.168 (talk)

We generally only use content that has gone through an editorial oversight process rather than self published materials.. So, no you shouldnt be using Wikipedia to promote your publication.-- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 17:44, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Refs on a talk page[edit]

I am trying to refer twice to the same reference in different parts of Talk:Highland Clearances (the section on Sellar). I can't get the second reference to
Richards, Eric (2013). The Highland Clearances. Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited. ISBN 978 1 78027 165 1.
to come up. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. I know I've got this to work before, but I can't remember how. ThoughtIdRetired (talk) 17:13, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Fixed Refnames that contain spaces must be enclosed in quotes. I also changed your {{reflist}} to a {{reflist-talk}}. ―Mandruss  17:22, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

How to erase "The Named reference was invoked but never Defined"?[edit]

I did not mean to click the Named References and now there is the error on my page that reads: "The named referenced was invoked but never defined" How do I get rid of this? Here is the URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Draft:Rotland_Press&oldid=660457932.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Hannaguido (talkcontribs)

Somewhere in the article you have an incomplete reference. Looking through, I see that there's a bit of code that says "<ref name=undefined />" right at the top of the page, first thing. You need to take that bit out. Ian.thomson (talk) 17:29, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Valid signatures[edit]

Would shortening my signature to "BioMe" be acceptable if I use a font where the "I" doesn't look too much like an "L"? BiologicalMe (talk) 18:46, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

A display name different from your username is discouraged, since it requires a little extra work for users who want to ping you or otherwise need to know your username. Many less experienced users don't know that that might not be your username. But it's not expressly forbidden (not much is), and a number of users do it. No particular opinion as to the BloMe ambiguity. ―Mandruss  18:53, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
@BiologicalMe: Putting something that will probably be seen (even accidentally) by some as a rude remark is not a good idea. The rules for such things are at Wikipedia:Username policy and Wikipedia:Signatures. I don't see what you are suggesting mentioned explicitly, but it could be seen as offensive.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  20:48, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
The tragedy of a nice idea being trumped by reality. Thanks.BiologicalMe (talk) 21:07, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Referencing errors on Umpire Decision Review System[edit]

Reference help requested. I am trying to give citation from the rules of the game published by the authority. It is a PDF file. How do I cite reference? Thanks, Cartes (talk) 20:05, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Cartes. Where is it published? If it is on a website, you can use {{Cite web}}. If it is published in a (paper) journal, the PDF copy is irrelevant and you could use {{cite journal}} (though if the PDF is available on the web, you could provide its URL in the 'url' field). If it a PDF that has been sent to you, it probably hasn't been published and cannot be used as a reference. (I've suggested citation templates - these are not compulsory, but are how I prefer to format references). --ColinFine (talk) 20:25, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
The problem at Umpire Decision Review System has already been fixed by another editor. All that was needed to add "url=" before the URL.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  20:40, 2 May 2015 (UTC)


May 3[edit]

How to get deleted images to be returned, or not deleted in the first place.[edit]

I have had several images deleted - even after I provided either more rational or requested assistance from those recommending deletion. One of my main concerns is why are images that I have stated have no known originator and/or were pre-1923 being deleted? I may not be knowledgeable on exact coding to make sure this is completely understood - but I am totally at a loss on why I never get a reply from those who are making deletion recommendations. It's like they are throwing a grenade in a room and walking away - never offering any assistance, and then the images are automatically deleted. At least when I do attempt to offer more information about the images I should get a reply stating that the copyright code is still wrong and provide some guidance for a work around. I don't know how to make the case to get the images out of that dark hole - especially if they were deleted after I provided more information. I am shooting in the dark here. HELP. I then thought if I reloaded them with more clear justification - again especially for pre-1923 images with no known originator/owner and no copyright, or an image I know has been in the public domain for decades - they would not be deleted again. But it is like fighting city hall - as it appears the rationale for deletion is irreversible, no matter what additional information about the image is provided. I simply can't unlock the key to getting images un-deleted because I don't fully comprehend the exact coding required - and those "editors" who are recommending deletion certainly seem to only want to hit the delete button and move on - letting the automatic "robot" process delete without my day in court to even try and stop the images from being deleted. SandHills (talk) 00:15, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Are you uploading the images to Wikipedia or to Commons? Have you read the policies WP:Images and WP:Uploading images? Have you discussed the images with the nominating editor and the deleting administrator? Robert McClenon (talk) 01:11, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
The only deleted contributions here, are for an image uploaded twice in 2007, see File:Dopeys.JPG. Assuming this isn't about an 8 year old deletion, it must be a problem with commons:. Monty845 01:18, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

How can a new user's edits to an article be "Automatically accepted"?[edit]

I have a question – a new editor, Bjcressy (talk · contribs) (who has only been registered for about 24 hours), has been making a series of unsourced additions to some BLP articles on UK soap opera actors. But that's not why I am here. Why I'm here is that I recently noticed that this new editor's edits were being "Automatically accepted" at the article Charley Webb, despite the fact that this editor only has 25 edits, and does not have "Pending changes reviewer" status (obviously!). So I am wondering what's going on here – is this some kind of weird technical error that is allowing this editor's edits to be "Automatically accepted"? Or is there something else going on here?... Thanks in advance! --IJBall (talk) 02:44, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Odd – and now, several minutes later, the "Automatically accepted" tags next to this editor's edits have disappeared.. Must be some kind of 'bug'. --IJBall (talk) 02:48, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
The Auto accepted disappearing was me un-accepting all 3 of his edits in the hope his next edits would go back to the normal pending stage, Not sure if that'd work but meh worth a go I guess, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 02:52, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

How to fix a red link[edit]

I edited the article Home Rule Municipality (Pennsylvania) to fix what seemed like wrong caps (upper case letters), and this created a red link for List of Pennsylvania municipalities and counties with home rule charters, optional charters, or optional plans, which was a blue link before with lots of capitalized words. How do I fix this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Timmeredgar (talkcontribs) 03:53, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Your fix was correct per the Wikipedia manual of style, but to complete the fix you need to move the target article to the correct new title. --Jayron32 04:01, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
How do I move an article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Timmeredgar (talkcontribs) 04:14, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Go to the article you want to move. In the upper right corner is a little menu item that says "More" with a little downward pointing triangle. Click the triangle and select "move". Enter the new, correctly capitalized title. See also Help:Move for more details. --Jayron32 04:24, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I cannot find a little thing that says "More". Timmeredgar (talk) 05:06, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
@Timmeredgar: I'm afraid it's not there for you yet. Since your account is so new, you do not have autoconfirmed status and are not yet allowed to move pages. You will be in three days. In the mean time, I moved it so it works now.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  05:24, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Timmeredgar (talk) 05:27, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Referencing errors on Roger Ebert[edit]

Reference help requested. Reference to web page with article by Fristoe, the URL includes a pipe in it, and that makes an error in published page. My one idea was to make tinyurl, but those are disallowed on Wikipedia. I could not find a source for the sentence (and some prior editor marked that citation was needed) other than the one I put in. I put an entry on the talk page for Roger Ebert, and ask again here, how does one get around the problem and still use the reference? Thanks, --Prairieplant (talk) 05:46, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

@Prairieplant: The "Help" for the error linked to Help:CS1 errors#Text "????" ignored, where it suggests to use the percent-encoding of "%7c" to replace the pipe ("|"). I tried that and it seems to have worked.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  06:24, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

-webkit-linear-gradient[edit]

I insert css code -webkit-linear-gradient(to right, #3296D8, #E41DE3); at ko:틀:언프리티 랩스타 (template:Unpretty Rapstar) [1] ,but it`s not worked. I want to apply css gradient.--Altostratus (talk) 06:57, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Use of information[edit]

Are there limitations for extracting information from publications? (books/magazines) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ruchith Singhabahu (talkcontribs) 07:13, 3 May 2015 (UTC)