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Need help request from Yan.yiw (talk)[edit]


I need help with...

Creating a sandbox. I followed the tutorial for creating a sandbox but it looks differentYan.yiw (talk) 02:30, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

--Yan.yiw (talk) 02:30, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

replied on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:05, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

User talk:Turdfailure[edit]

Might we convince user to undergo a name change. This one is problematic.-- Dlohcierekim (talk) 20:17, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Oh. Please see WP:UAA.-- Dlohcierekim (talk) 20:17, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Hey Dlohcierekim thanks for the message. I have contacted this student via their institutional email and encouraged them to change their username. Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:46, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Alas, Turdfailure is no more. RIP. Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:14, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Choosing an article to evaluate[edit]

Hi Elysia, I wish to ask if you can help explain to me on how to choose an article to evaluate please. I have an assignment which says "Evaluate Wikipedia" and I don't know where to start. Your help will be very appreciative. Thanks

Ignatius Sahmofor Sahmofor (talk) 19:48, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

replied on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:56, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Lyricmoonstar (talk)[edit]


I need help with... finding topics... i think.

--Lyricmoonstar (talk) 03:12, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

replied on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:04, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Lyricmoonstar (talk)[edit]


I need help with... the sandbox thing, how do i get in that to make a draft of my assignment>

--Lyricmoonstar (talk) 18:26, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Category links[edit]

Hello, Elysia,

Regarding your response to Sahmofor, here, the category link you meant to add isn't there. (See sentence: "So you could find an article, for example, in. ") I wanted to explain why.

When you wish to create a link that opens a Category page, you have to include a colon in front; see WP:LINK#Links to Wikipedia's categories for details. For example: to link to category "Start-Class Technology articles", you code it like this:

Click [[:Category:Start-Class Technology articles]] to go to the category page.

and if you leave it unpiped, it will look like this in running text:

Click Category:Start-Class Technology articles to go to the category page.

If you leave off the colon, it will look like this in running text:

Click to go to the category page.

and not only that, it will categorize the Talk page itself, into the category. If you go to User talk:Sahmofor, scroll down, and look at the list of categories at the bottom of the page, you will see that it is categorized in "Start-Class Technology articles". When there's no colon in front, that's what it does.

You can fix the link, by just prepending : to that link. That will simultaneously make that link visible, as well as remove the Talk page from that Category. Using Preview mode before publishing is always a good idea, so you can catch this sort of thing before it happens. Hope this helps, Mathglot (talk) 01:59, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Mathglot thanks for catching my mistake! I have corrected it. Enwebb (talk) 22:17, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Jherrera0804 (talk)[edit]


I need help with finding the work I did on my sandbox.

--Jherrera0804 (talk) 08:05, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

responded on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:18, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

@Elysia (Wiki Ed): Will (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:27, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Reviewing sandbox[edit]

Hi Elysia. I've finished all but the Journalism Career section in my sandbox work on Mary Birdsall if you want to begin reviewing. I will get the Journalism part done this weekend.--Biotech46 (talk) 22:22, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi Biotech46--I've left you feedback on the Mary Birdsall talk page! Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:38, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
My second article will not be ready for review this week. I've been sick for a couple weeks and fallen behind. The 1913 parade is a big subject and I have a lot of material to review and summarize. I'm currently adding raw material to my sandbox, but will still have to edit it. I don't plan to copy from the current article to my sandbox, but will incorporate my work to it on the mainspace instead. Hopefully that will minimize problems with source citations.--Biotech46 (talk) 15:05, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Biotech46 thanks for letting me know! I hope you feel better soon. Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:50, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Thought that you and Ryan might enjoy this.[edit]

You may well have seen it.

Thanks for your patience and guidance during my "Fellows" initiation. You taught me far more than I showed. I still plan to pay back and forward in 75 days once retirement and more free time begins. David Simpson Ddscuriousdavid (talk) 18:08, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi Ddscuriousdavid thanks for dropping in! Congrats on moving ever-closer to a well-earned retirement, & I hope you'll stay in touch :) Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:17, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Tatianafri (talk)[edit]


I need help with...

Making my own article.

--Tatianafri (talk) 06:44, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

replied on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:00, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Shoshana Cooper[edit]


I need help with moving my article out of the sandbox. The more button is not appearing so I cannot move the sandbox into the live space.

--Shoshanacooper (talk) 21:55, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Had already replied to this query via email--will post on student's talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 00:48, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Shellreed (talk)[edit]


I need help with... What I need to do with this article.

--Shellreed (talk) 16:22, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

replied on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:29, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Help with Peer Review[edit]

Hi Elysia,

I'm in one of the courses for which you're a WikiEd staff. I haven't received a peer review on my article (or, rather, the work in my sandbox), and, as a result, don't know how I should improve my work. Do you have any suggestions please? Thanks! Shannip (talk) 18:37, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

added feedback on their sandbox talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:07, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your comments, and I will be reaching out to my professor regarding peer review! Shannip (talk) 02:35, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Also, regarding your comment that all facts should be cited, the page itself does not have many sources, and I was only able to add sources to what I added. The work in my sandbox includes my additions and edits to the page contents, and there are some parts I didn't touch, but couldn't find sources for. I feel uncomfortable removing the content because it is valid, I just can't find the information. Shannip (talk) 02:40, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Shannip how do you know the information is valid if you can't find reliable sources to support it? It's alright if you can't find the sources and fix the page as long as you aren't making it worse by adding more uncited information :) But that is a core tenet of the site: It doesn't matter what's "true" or not on Wikipedia, it matters if it's verifiable or not. We support verifiability by adding references to reliable sources. No reliable sources = not verifiable. A lot of the times uncited content will get removed. Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:59, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Elysia! I will keep this in mind when improving my article. Shannip (talk) 23:19, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Iris cat.jpg

thank you for removing "puffery" on the "healthcare in the united states page"

Gdcwd5 (talk) 23:38, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the kitten! Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:23, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Xianying Yu (talk)[edit]


I need help with... i am working on the wikepedia draft right now, i have not finish it yet but i want to save what i have done so far, how do i do it?

--Xianying Yu (talk) 01:22, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

hi Elysia, i am working on the wikepedia draft right now, i have not finish it yet but i want to save what i have done so far, how do i do it? Xianying Yu (talk) 01:24, 22 March 2019 (UTC)Xianying Yu

replied on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:50, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from MichelleLiu (talk)[edit]


I need help with...the tone of the article as well as grammar, please! I hope the article can be more ready to publish after your checking~ Thanks a lot!

--MichelleLiu (talk) 22:24, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Hsummermichelle, I left some feedback on your sandbox talk page! I hope that it is useful in improving your article. Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:32, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Kelsie Garretson (talk)[edit]


Please edit and look over my addition to this stub and let me know what to do in order to get my information published. Thank you

--Kelsie Garretson (talk) 14:20, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Responded on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:27, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Need help with manual citations[edit]

Hello! I am a new user and I was having trouble with typing up my manual citations. From what I see, it only gives you the option to input one author, but how can I input multiple authors? Thank you for taking the time to read this. Marieldls (talk) 05:28, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

replied on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:01, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from XingranLiu (talk)[edit]


I need help with wording in the article (whether the language is appropriate and clear to be public) and any other things you noticed that I can improve. Thank you!

--XingranLiu (talk) 18:40, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

left feedback on their sandbox talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:01, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Okaswad (talk)[edit]


I need help with...

Hi my name's Olivia and I'm trying to upload my paper to the Oculina varicosa page but I just don't know what to do. It's in my sandbox but how do I move it to the article? I'm just confused with the process here. I don't really understand this help page either.. I have to publish it? Just confused

Thanks, Olivia

--Okaswad (talk) 18:25, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

replied on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:35, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Still a Stub?[edit]

Hello Elysia!

Thank you for welcoming me to Wikipedia! I just had a quick question. I accidently deleted the stub tag on my page for "Gorgasia" for my school project. Our main mission for the assignment was to get a wikipedia page to the point where it was no longer recognized as a stub. I already had one Master Editor review my page and they did not add the stub tag back on but I thought i would ask: do you think that my edits have reclassified this page as no longer a stub or should the stub tag be added back in?


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jwbuzzell (talkcontribs) 16:00, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Jwbuzzell, thanks for your message! You were totally correct in removing the stub tag from your article. In fact, I have reevaluated the article from "stub class" to "C class", indicative of a vast improvement. That now puts it among the top 7% of Wikipedia articles in terms of quality! Nicely done :) Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:10, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Vera8513 (talk)[edit]


I am trying to move my page out of the sandbox, but am having difficulty posting it. I do not have the 'move' button at the top right of my sandbox so I am unsure of how to post it live.

--Vera8513 (talk) 19:33, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

replied on their talk page (not autoconfirmed, apparently) Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:11, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Cottoncandy2ne1 (talk)[edit]


I need help with... Moving my page into the main space.

--Cottoncandy2ne1 (talk) 07:14, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

replied on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:03, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Wwwkitty (talk)[edit]


I need help with publishing my article from my sandbox. I haven't been able to find a 'move' button anywhere in my sandbox menus. Any advice or assistance would be very much appreciated!

Thank you!

--Wwwkitty (talk) 07:34, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

replied on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:22, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

University of British Columbia/Women in the Economy (Winter II)[edit]

Hi Elysia - just a note to say that I've been going through all of the articles written for Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/University of British Columbia/Women in the Economy (Winter II), and this is simply the best performance I've seen from a class of new wikipedia editors, probably ever. You & Marina and the students are to be congratulated - about 30 excellent new economist articles. Well done & thanks.

If you do another exercise creating lots of women biogs, always worth dropping a note at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women in Red, since there's always a job of doing things like wikidata links, {{Authority control}}, links from other articles, which we can generally help with. --Tagishsimon (talk) 23:44, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

thank you again for all the work you did, and I will definitely keep that in mind in the future! Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:58, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Your Reminder on Potential COI[edit]

Thank you for the reminder about potential COI on editing of Wikipedia page on Marie T. Mora. It is certainly not my intention to create the appearance of a COI. As such, I undid the minor revision I had made to that page (which was adding a link to another Wikipedia page), and I will not make any other edits, regardless of how minor they might be. MTMora (talk) 21:44, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

MTMora, thank you for understanding! It helps preserve the integrity of the page. Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:07, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

New help request[edit]

Hi, Elysia I need help turning the Atlantic pygmy octopus page from a stub for my class. I added edits to the previous article but wanted to know if I need to fix anything or add more information. I was also unsure if I needed to leave anything on the article's talk page about what I added. Thanks! Ecovelle (talk) 21:00, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi Ecovelle, I have upgraded the class of the article from a stub class to a C class. However, I noted some areas for improvement. Everything added to Wikipedia should be cited--if multiple, consecutive sentences are drawn from the same source, then it is acceptable to cite the source once at the end of the consecutive sentences. Therefore, it is a red flag when a paragraph or a section ends without a citation.
I have added some citation needed tags to parts of the article. Once you add in the relevant citation for each, you can remove the tag. Let me know if you have any questions. Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:06, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Help request from Jmiah12 (talk) 01:43, 9 April 2019 (UTC)[edit]

Hello Elysia!

I am new to editing on Wikipedia. I am currently trying to add to a page on pangolin trade for my anthropology class. After citing it and moving my information from my sandbox to the article, at first it transferred over the citations with it. But when I looked back on the page a week later there was a "citation needed" area where a few of my citations were listed for one of my sources. Following that, I used one of the sources from a section other than my own but every time I try to cite it (or any other citation) my citation defaults to the 16th citation and will not let me list any other source. Sorry that is kind of confusing.

replied on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:50, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Gabriella A Russo (talk)[edit]


I need help with...

Condensing my references (some of them repeat) and fixing the image that I inserted so that it will appear in the article correctly.

--Gabriella A Russo (talk) 00:32, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

responded on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:00, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Gabriella A Russo (talk)[edit]

Hi, thanks for the help. I have manually entered the 5 different journal citations into the reference section. I don't see any "re-use" option in the drop down list for "cite". I tried looking up other ways to fix the in line citations but I'm not having any luck.

--Gabriella A Russo (talk) 02:00, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Gabriella A Russo, I fixed the citations for you :) it can be pretty tricky to get as a new editor, so don't worry about it! Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:02, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Hi Elysia, thank you very much for your note about my submission for Good Article! Someone responded to my nomination of my article for DYK saying that the best way would be to be accepted for GA and then go from there. Alas, that doesn't seem to be happening, but I really appreciate your support! Shannip (talk) 23:53, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Shannip, so what the reviewer meant was that your article did not meet the Did You Know eligibility criteria. Did you know (DYK) is for articles that have been either:
  1. created in the past 7 days
  2. expanded 5x with text in the past 7 days
  3. promoted to Good Article status within the past 7 days
If you're interested in pursuing the GA further, you can start by incorporating the feedback that the reviewer left for you before nominating the article again. However, this is likely above and beyond what is expected for your class assignment, so don't feel like you have to. It's awesome to see you exploring more of Wikipedia, though! I started editing for the first time through a classroom assignment and now I've been here for several years. It's really fun :) Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:18, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Need help request from Heatherlcrespo (talk)[edit]

Hello. My name is Heather

I need help with...submitting an article to wiki

--Heatherlcrespo (talk) 15:43, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

responded on their talk page Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:07, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Disease suppressive soils[edit]

Hi! Did you plan to move Disease suppressive soils back to the sandbox? I've deleted the redirect so as to make that possible. However, if there's any possibility that this might become a viable article, you might prefer to move it to draft space (i.e., at Draft:Disease-suppressive soils – note the necessary hyphen!). Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:37, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

new section[edit]

hi can you please review my draft and move it on main space thanks

Hi, I am employed by the Wiki Education Foundation to help student participants in our program edit, so I only really review drafts if it was created by a student participant. Thanks, Elysia (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:05, 24 May 2019 (UTC)