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North Cyprus please change the proclaimed date to 20 July 1974

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north Cyprus a self-declared state since 1974 please change to 20 July 1974 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jivebop (talkcontribs) 19:30, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

This should be discussed at Talk:North Cyprus, not here. Also, it would need a reliable source. Huon (talk) 20:10, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

problem with my article

Hi there. My problem is that my article's headline doesn't change and it doesn't appear on google search. I have written this newly, and it's about a writer and artist, but I cannot change the main headline into the name of the writer I've written about. What should I do? Thanks in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by Azar Rafiee (talkcontribs) 07:32, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Azar Rafiee What article is it? Can you add a link to it? You can move the page to a new name possibly. NikolaiHo 03:42, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Editing talk pages

I've seen talk pages with people talking about the same thing in different sections, especially on talk pages that are very long. Is there any guidance on editing a talk page and moving things around? I've been hesitant to change anything, since it's often a history of decisions that were made. In a few cases, editors seem pretty sensitive to changes of any kind on the article page, and I didn't want to rile anybody up by moving things around in the talk page. Nerfer (talk) 18:25, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

You could consider archiving the page. It's usually best not to move things around too much, because as you say it's a history. It's usually better to just add a comment linking to the next relevant section, if appropriate. The relevant guideline (which in general discourages too much editing) is WP:TPO. -- zzuuzz (talk) 18:36, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

re: Teahouse vs Talk

Can someone please clearly compare, & contrast Wikipedia:Talk_page pages with Wikipedia:Teahouse discussions of Wikipedia topics. The descriptions of both are complex, and perhaps confusing, as I have been rebuked for using the Talk tab to discuss & suggest changes to a topic, but without reference or links to any specific comparison & distinction between the appropriate use of each. The basis that I understand for using the Wikipedia:Teahouse is that some (?all) reviewers / maintainers, find it easier to scan recent additions to a single page rather than Talk throughout Wikipedia. If so, perhaps that explanation should be added/linked to both pages & the Talk page template.
Wikidity (talk) 19:25, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Copyrights for the WIkipedia page I am building for my dad


I have taken content from my father's website to build his Wikipedia page. I saw the note left by someone at Wikipedia that there was plagerism. After looking further, I found the solution. My father will be sending you an e-mail from an address associated with the website releasing the content to be on Wikipedia. This whole navigation process of the page building tool is complicated. Can you please acknowledge this note and tell me what to do next?

Thanks, PeterKpa-advisory (talk) 21:58, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

My username is Kpa-advisory

@Kpa-advisory: see Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials. But please note that even if there were no legal obstacles, such material is probably not suitable for Wikipedia for other reasons: you shouldn't source a page about a person form his website (WP:AUTOBIO). Also, this is the wrong forum for your query; this page is for disucssing how to improve the help page at: Help:Using talk pages – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 04:11, 11 January 2017 (UTC)


I'd like to replace the indentation section with a shorter explanation. I think indentation is better explained at Wikipedia:indentation than it is here. Moreover, I believe a shorter explanation is much less intimidating to new editors (who are the primary target of this page). I propose an explanation similar to that of or Wikipedia: the missing manual. It would look like this:

Would anyone object? Atón (talk) 09:58, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

I see there are no objections so I've implemented the proposal. Atón (talk) 07:18, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
I've re-added the information about blank lines causing problems for accessibility. —Sangdeboeuf (talk) 04:09, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
I've corrected the typos (where you had put "intended" instead of "indented"). --David Biddulph (talk) 14:23, 11 April 2017 (UTC)