Please help me with... I accidentally submitted my edit without writing an edit summary. Is there a way to "edit" my "edit summary"?
- There is not (and it's jolly irksome!), however if the summary is important you can just make a dummy edit and add the summary on that. Yunshui 雲水 15:46, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
Yunshui, thanks for your help on that! And, I loved your "irksome" comment ;)
- (Slightly related comment) If you go to your Preferences (should be somewhere on the upper right of your screen) → Editing, you can select an option to prompt you when you've left the edit summary blank. That's helped me whenever I forget. (If this is unclear, I am happy to explain more.) Hope you have a nice day Me, Myself & I (☮) (talk) 00:56, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for reaching out, I'll take all the help I can get! As weird as it sounds, can you help me find "my preferences"? The closest I've come was the menu button on the top left- I hit "settings", & it offered "font size" & "beta". After turning beta on, it offered settings for a floating "jump to top of page" button & "lazy load references"..but that's all. Any suggestions? MinorEnglishMajor (talk) 08:18, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Question concerning profanity
I'm very new, still learning my way around & would appreciate if someone could offer some clarity on this page that I'm stuck on. The "If I could turn back time" (the Cher song) article has the sentence "fuck you, bitch." It belongs to a back-story of the song's history, appears in quotations, and IS an actual direct quote that appears on several non-Wiki articles. In those, it is either written the same or edited as "F--- you, bitch." The closest rule/guide I've found is on the "Wikipedia:Offensive material" page, (paragraph 2 & 3) recommending to use it "if the omission would cause the article to be less informative," and that you can [sic] a quote, if altered." Since this is a direct quote, but it appears in both censored & non-censored form, both ways each found in several sources, which way is preferred per Wiki guidelines? Thanks for the help! MinorEnglishMajor (talk) 22:50, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
- The quote in the article currently reads "Fuck you, bitch! You're hurting my leg! OK, I'll try it." and has been in the article since some time in 2014. The source is Ginsberg, Merle (2014-07-23). "Diane Warren Reveals Cher's Reaction to 'If I Could Turn Back Time': 'F--- You, Bitch!'". Billboard. I do not see any comments about it on the article talk page, but since the source reads
Cher's response, according to Warren? "F— you, bitch! You're hurting my leg! OK, I'll try it." Once Cher sang it, "She gave me this look like, 'You were right.' "
- and since WP:BOWDLERIZE says "words should never be minced by replacing letters with dashes, asterisks, or other symbols. However, when quoting relevant material, rendering a quotation as it appears in the source cited trumps this style guideline." I believe you can boldly substitute "F— you, bitch!" for "Fuck you, bitch!", and await if other editors have different opinions. Did this help? Sam Sailor 16:09, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
A barnstar for you!
|The Copyeditor's Barnstar|
|Great job! Ths17sbu21 (talk) 02:32, 4 January 2018 (UTC)|
Thank you for this kind acknowledgment! Being new, I had to wiki-search it. I was so excited to learn what it was! Unfortunately, weeks later, have only now seen the option to reply. So, I wanted to thank you.
:) MinorEnglishMajor (talk) 16:00, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi. I noticed that you made an edit in the article Archbishop. I removed the edit you made, the word "tmetr", because I suspect it was an error as I didn't find a word named "tmetr" to exist in the English language. I may be mistaken and if so, please feel free to restore said word and explain to the rest of us in the article's talk page what is the meaning of said word, together with a reliable source where such word is encountered. Thank you! Thinker78 (talk) 04:52, 14 May 2018 (UTC)