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Need help request from Falam1216 (talk) Shalor[edit]


I need help with my topic.."Social media in education"...I am wondering what I would edit in my selected topic; there are 2 contents: 1) History & 2) criticism of BYOD; should I edit either of them or add a new content. I already saw three articles (peer reviewed) from my Seneca library which are describing almost same issue. please advise.... I am not familiar with wiki editingFalam1216 (talk) 22:23, 7 October 2018 (UTC)


--Falam1216 (talk) 22:23, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Need help request from Falam1216 (talk)[edit]

Hello Shalor, Thanks a lot for your suggestion, I like it and i will try my best to add a new section like 'benefits of Social Media in Education' and I specially choose one article 'The role of social media in education' social-media-in-education ; hope it will help me a lot upgrade you soon

Falam1216Falam1216 (talk) 04:09, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

--Falam1216 (talk) 04:09, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

about images from Yuqian Qin (talk)[edit]

Hi I am Yuqian Qin, and thanks for your suggestion. I will delete some sentences that i think are personal statements. And also i want to delete the images i uploaded in Wikimedia Commons actually. That will be great if you have the chance to help me delete them. Thanks a lot! Yuqian Qin (talk) 17:02, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Need help request from Slrobinson555 (talk)[edit]


I need help with...

I don't know how to enter my sandbox. Do I need to set it up?

--Slrobinson555 (talk) 21:28, 10 October 2018 (UTC) Susanna

Your Kind Welcome[edit]

Hello Shalor I will keep in mind the handouts you wrote about as I learn how to edit a chosen article in Wikipedia. Crowlady1957Crowlady1957 (talk) 00:55, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Need help request from Tjones32 (talk)[edit]


I need help with... I am trying to do my online assignments and no matter how much I re read them, I can not figure out how to get my sandbox thing to work so I can start writing down 3-5 topics

--Tjones32 (talk) 01:39, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

International Sign[edit]

Hello Shalor,

I am currently in the process of editing a page for Professor Shreyer's ANTH474 Pidgins & Creoles class and I am having a couple of issues. For International Sign (that I have assigned), I am trying to find sources for citations on information that is already published to the page. For a lot of the information published, it looks like there is a source available but nothing cited for it. When I try to research the listed sources from the bibliography and references, I can't find the information posted. Are you aware of a way that I could check the bibliography or references listed to see if I can find more information that is already written but not cited?

For example, these paragraphs are published to the page w/o any citation:

"A parallel development has been occurring in Europe in recent years, where increasing interaction between Europe's deaf communities has led to the emergence of a pan-European pidgin or creole sign. It is referred to by some sign linguists as "Eurosigns". Influence in Euro-Signs can be seen from British Sign Language, French Sign Language and Scandinavian signs."

"A manual alphabet is used for fingerspelling names, which is based on the one-handed systems used in Europe and America for representing the Roman alphabet. In a two-way conversation, any manual alphabet known may be used; often one speaker will fingerspell using the alphabet of the other party, as it is often easier to spell quickly in an unfamiliar alphabet than to read quickly. ISL also has a standardised system of numbers as these signs vary greatly between sign languages."

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I can also be contacted easier at Thank you.

Aaron Forsyth — Preceding unsigned comment added by Af122 (talkcontribs) 00:50, 14 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi Shalor,

Thank you for the help. As I mentioned, some of the resources I can't access or can't find reference to the information not cited. In the meantime, is it ok for me to add the research information/ sources I have come across and then leave those sections with a "[citation needed]" note? Af122 (talk) 19:32, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Absolutely! As for the other sources, I'd just go ahead and ignore those and try to find new sources to back up the uncited claims. Shalor (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:07, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Need some feedback[edit]

Hello Shalor,

I am writing you to see if you have time to look at my sandbox and see what I added to the article Gold Country before I move it to live. Thank you, --Astephan90 (talk) 20:06, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Guidance on image usage and copyright[edit]

Hi Shalor, I'm compiling my research for my article on Unangan Hunting Headgear (FNST325), and wanted to double check Wikipedia's rules on using images. I've checked out previous questions on the Teahouse page and those have been helpful, but I wanted to run these by you for feedback.

This guide from the Univeristy of Toronto has been helpful in finding images in the public domain. I'm planning to use one found from the British Museum. Am I correct in understanding that I would need to upload to Wikimedia Commons (attributing to © Trustees of the British Museum) first and linking to there from my article page?
Here's the image found
British Museum's Terms of Use, Copyright & Permissions

Do you have any further guidance on museum images, where the piece dates pre-1900? For instance, there's a drawing on the Smithsonian site, which is dated 1822. It's attributed to Ludovik Choris, a painter who died in 1828. Would this count as being in the public domain, or does the Smithsonian own the copyright? I can email them to ask, but thought I'd ask here too.

Found this article on free images from the MET as well and just wanted to post it, in case it's useful for anyone else.

Thanks for your help, Alias112358 (talk) 03:19, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi Alias112358! Unfortunately the image is released under a non-commercial Creative Commons license, which means that it can't be uploaded - in order for it to be used the image would have to allow commercial usage. Essentially the image can't be released under a more permissive license than the one it's released under. The reason why they can insist on this is because they were the one who took the image in question, so there's a creative copyright in place over how they chose to photograph the artifact, even though the artifact is very old. While the page I'm linking to is for Flickr files, the chart there on Creative Commons license compatibility applies to any image released under a CC license. However that said, I would recommend using this search to see if you can find anything usable.
In good news, not all museums do this. The New York Met releases their content under 0 copyright and depending on the type of artwork, some images can be used. For example, scans that reproduce an old painting (ie, older than the 1920s and not currently copyrighted) can be freely uploaded. However if the scanner decided to use some artistic license with the scan, then we can't unless they released it under a compatible CC license. It can get tricky, to be sure, but what this means is that you can definitely use the painting you pointed out. Shalor (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:41, 17 October 2018 (UTC)


Hello I have a question. I am going to the subjects I picked for my Wikipedia project at VCU for Folklore and Myth. I looked up my two pages I want to do do and I can't find my talk page about what people say about it. How do I find my talk page on the subjects? Thank You Cheryl — Preceding unsigned comment added by Castlegate22 (talkcontribs) 16:01, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Question about using Wikicode[edit]

Hello. I cited my sources through the visual editor. But my professor introduced the source editor to cite the references. I cannot understand how to use Wikicode and the source editor even though I checked the training page several times. Could you help me to go through how to use the source editor? And I am wondering whether the citation through the visual editor and source editor are different. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skybluejjami (talkcontribs) 19:49, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi! Here's how to cite something in source:
  • In source mode, click on the "cite" tab - it should be the last option in the editing bar. Clicking this will bring up several options, one of which is a drop down menu that has the name "templates".
  • Click on the templates menu. This will bring up several different options for citations: web, news, book, and journal. Click on the one that's applicable for your source. I'm going to give an overview for journal. You should see this:

Cite Journal October 2018.png

  • You don't need to fill out all of the fields - you should fill out the basics, which will be the name of the author(s), title, Journal name, date, volume and issue (if applicable), and the page you're using (if available or applicable). You can also fill out the date accessed by clicking on the little number box next to the empty field - it'll fill it out for you. Basically, you want to fill out enough information so that people can track down the source if they wanted or needed to.
  • Press the save button and the source will appear on the page. Save the article and voila - you have added a citation!
You can also create a citation if you have something that doesn't fall within those lines, such as a citation to a film. Just place reference tags around the completed citation (you can use any format, such as APA): <ref>Citation</ref>.
I hope this helps! Shalor (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:16, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Need help request from Nurreea (talk)[edit]


I need help with resetting my sandbox because I have no option to edit directly in the sandbox. I only have the option to comment on my own talk page, which is where I have titled sections.


--Nurreea (talk) 15:19, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Need help request from Ejells2 (talk)[edit]


I wanted to know if there was any other formatting issues or citations I may need for my sandbox.

Thanks, Emilie

--Ejells2 (talk) 20:22, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Need help request from Syednaqvi94 (talk)[edit]


I need help with... For the Sandbox, how do i add in new entries?

--Syednaqvi94 (talk) 16:56, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

You've got mail[edit]

Hello, Shalor (Wiki Ed). Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template. Ecorbie (talk) 21:24, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi Shalor,

Just utilizing the "You have Mail" template to notify you of my message. Hope to hear from you soon!21:24, 22 October 2018 (UTC)Ecorbie (talk)

Help Finding Sources[edit]

Hi Shalor, I am having trouble finding sources for an article I'd like to contribute on Iosipos Moisiodax. My college's database doesn't have many sources on him. Do you have any suggestions on where I might look? Thank you! JHC Senior (talk) 22:06, 22 October 2018 (UTC)