Wikipedia talk:Help desk/How to ask

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
the Wikipedia Help Project  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of the Wikipedia Help Project, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's help documentation for readers and contributors. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. To browse help related resources see the help menu or help directory. Or ask for help on your talk page and a volunteer will visit you there.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This page has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 

Citation shows only one author[edit]

Just as a point: As an artifact of this page's template, it expects that all footnote-referenced works have a single author, and thus a single Lastname / Firstname pair. The referenced article "How to Ask Questions the Smart Way", however, has two authors, not just Mr. Raymond. So, some fix is going to be needed so that the References section correctly shows both authors. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.144.195.188 (talkcontribs) July 2, 2008

The {{Cite web}} template has a coauthors field, so I added the coauthor to the citation:
--Teratornis (talk) 16:10, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

is this a correct grammarhas to wake up early to cook breakfast —Preceding unsigned comment added by 120.28.78.123 (talk) 06:48, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

2.97.175.191 (talk) 12:54, 23 December 2012 (UTC)== Alive car? System glitch? 21st December 2012, please help me justify this! ==


I can honestly say, with no word of a lie, on December 21st 2012 i was out having a good time, treating it like a normal day, me and my mates were aware of the apocalyptic scares, and half-heartedly believed some of it, not that maybe the world would end, but maybe some change, not a clue how major or subtle. It came to about 4 in the morning when we got the point we even had this specific conversation, it was meant to have happened so famously at 11:11, it hadn't. There was also rumors that it may happen at quarter to or quarter past 3 in the morning. Well it had past that too, so we was like, sweet, the worlds not ended, i don't see any change, i'll see wag'waan tomorrow when i wake up... On our walk home though, me and 2 friends walking home, were not just around the corner from his house and on the road, i have walked up and down many times was many parked cars.. normal. At first walking down the road a car from a distance was on, normal? Not with the engine running but we were too far away to tell anyway at this point, it just seemed to be parallel parking on a curb, up the road... still normal right? Well we got closer, it was a 61 plate, ford focus.. i don't know much more specific than that but this car had its headlights on, engine off, slowly moving back and forth, turning the wheels, seemingly parking, but unnecessarily.. It was already in a good enough parking position, on the side of the road, outside a house in between two cars. There was no one inside this car, me and my mates were joking around saying its alive, its alive... but we slowly stopped joking and became more curious as to what the f**k was going on. So we look in the car, because obviously we were skeptical, i though maybe someone has this new car that can do something along these lines and was teasing us from with in their house... But no one was around?? It was 4 in the morning, the car had been doing these from before anyone could have even spotted us on that road. The steering wheel was moving slowly with the wheels, and it would move about a foot forward, just unnecessarily moving around in this space, even reversing? The engine was off? I'm aware that there are self parking systems of such, but i have been looking all morning and none like this, the ford focus park assist involves you to use the pedals, with the engine on. This car was no changing gear yet could go forward and back. We was trashed, im not insane, i wasnt off my nut, and i would seriously, seriously like some explanation. I haven't a clue. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.97.175.191 (talk) 12:51, 23 December 2012 (UTC)