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Editor Assistance: Requests
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Graphing data pulled from wikidata[edit]

I'm helping an editor set up a graph for coronavirus cases. Is there a way to pull data from Wikidata instead of coding it into the article with {{Graph:Chart}}? ☆ Bri (talk) 19:41, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Bri, there doesn't seem to be a way. The template {{Graph:Lines}} was written to support using data from Wikidata. However using a wikidata query no longer works and, according to the phab ticket linked to from the template page, doesn't seem to be getting fixed. StarryGrandma (talk) 21:05, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
Bri, you might want to look into putting the data on Commons. Graph:Lines can display data that is in a table on Commons. The first example in the template documantation takes its data from Commons at Women's weekly earnings as a percent of men's by age, annual StarryGrandma (talk) 21:28, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks StarryGrandma, I've started to play with graphs at Talk:2020 coronavirus pandemic in Washington (state)/sandbox. Another editor wants to see something more like Template:2019–20 coronavirus pandemic data/United States/New York State medical cases chart. We'll see what we can do, I guess. ☆ Bri (talk) 17:18, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Request for Editor Review of Credit Union National Association Page[edit]


On January 27, we offered suggested edits to the Credit Union National Association page through the talk feature to avoid any appearance of tampering with our own entry, but it does not appear that these edits have been reviewed or incorporated to date.

Would an editor mind reviewing the recommended edits and either accepting them or providing feedback in the immediate future?

Thanks, --CUNA News (talk) 14:29, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Help with Wheely article[edit]

Hello! My name is Elena and I work for Wheely. I made an account here to propose updates to the company's page, which I've been posting at Talk:Wheely for editors to review. So far I've identified some grammatical issues, an inaccurate company description, and poorly sourced text. I've reached out to several WikiProjects and editors, and even tried using the edit request template, but feedback has been very limited. Are you editors here able to come over and assist? I hope this is an appropriate venue to ask for help, and thank you. Elena Wheely (talk) 11:40, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

confusing information - request for full protection to page[edit]

On behalf of the Norman Petty Estate / Norman Petty Studios LLC we had previously requested a lock to the wiki page for producer Norman Petty as it is frequently changed erroneously and replaced with slanderous information by Buddy Holly fans, to the point of defamation. This page has no reason to be edited whatsoever and we are requesting it to be locked or "full protection" against any further or future editing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Norvajak (talkcontribs) 03:07, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Battle and destruction of Tripoli International airport 2013 - 2014[edit]

Dear Editors, Please help me edit this page: Battle of of the Airport: And this page: The actual airport

Due to the controversial nature of this Battle, in it being a Barbaric assault on a Civilian airport, I would kindly like to ask for editing support from any other responsible editor who is in good conscience of writing detailed, exact, and truthful information about the battle. Users have edited constructively, however because of political vandals, they had destroyed bits of information very crucial to this event.

We are talking about The Tripoli central and International Airport. 10-11 Planes missing, Infrastructure Damage, Oil and Fuel destruction. Black plumes in the sky, Environment pollution, and most important civilian casualties. This should be constituted without a doubt as a Warcrime, but because this information hasnt seeped out as much, it is being forgotten, and the Billions of Dollars in damage gone.

I need your help to edit this page to what it should be. "Detailed and Concise". And preferably, Edit protected from further editing by trolls. Thank you very much! Biomax20 (talk) 04:54, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

P.S. I heard plenty of shelling the entire month to know for sure that the airport was intentionally cratered with Artillery in the most barbaric of ways one can imagine. And if anyone remembers, The Geneva conventions clearly state that this is a Factual, Documentable War Crime. It has resulted in the destruction of Libyan peoples welfare and has made us more destitute over the petty squables, agendas of very vile criminals. Moreover, the very brazen idea that they can just omit such a huge event, such as an attack on a civilian airport, is shocking to me. I cannot edit all these articles on my own!!!

Source Editor looks like Visual Editor?[edit]

Hi everyone,
recently I installed a bunch of scripts and ever since I've done that, my source editor looks like the visual editor, but still uses wikitext, I've tried disabling individual scripts, but to no avail. Can someone help? BᴇʀʀᴇʟʏTalk to meWhat have I been doing 15:31, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

I just discovered it's called the 2017 wikitext editor, how do I get out of it? BᴇʀʀᴇʟʏTalk to meWhat have I been doing 15:52, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
NVM, found it in Beta features. BᴇʀʀᴇʟʏTalk to meWhat have I been doing 15:53, 21 March 2020 (UTC)


Since you don't mention what article, see WP:BLP. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 21:44, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Article about Triglidae (Gurnards, Sea Robins)[edit]

The article contains the following assertion:

"The large surface area of the fins also permits the fish to glide short distances above the water surface, much like a flying fish."

I do not believe anyone has ever seen a sea robin or gurnard do this. They are essentially benthic and would never, under normal circumstances find themselves at the surface. I also doubt that they could achieve a high enough velocity to glide like a flying fish.

I could be wrong however. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:13, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

While personal observations such as that cannot be used as a reliable source in Wikipedia (see WP:BURDEN), the assertion in the article is unsourced. The editor who added it is still active on that article and I'm going to let him know and marking the information as unsourced. Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 17:37, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

New user making huge edit[edit]

Hi everyone! I just noticed an editor, Llewop Eidoj made a new page, Draft:MegsMenopause in one edit and is well-formatted, has citations and photos. The weird thing is, that is their second edit ever and the edit summary was "spelling" any opinions? — Yours, BᴇʀʀᴇʟʏTalkContribs 14:36, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Taken care of at WP:COIN. Curdle (talk) 18:13, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

A *question* that still has not been answered (plus: it got archived)[edit]

As mentioned at

[a "Talk:" page section containing] a certain question <--(which still has not been answered) has been archived.

Now, that question may have been asked in the wrong place, or asked in the wrong way, or something. (If so, then please feel free to say so.) <--("istpfftss"). Or maybe the person (or robot?) who did the archiving, was just going by some rule [such as, "no comments added within a certain amount of time" ... e.g.]. <--(again, "istpfftss").

Or maybe some person *** did not "Like" *** that question! <--(in which case, you could also say so; but only if you knew about it; and that would probably be possible, ... only if you were [or you were in contact with] that person. OR ... maybe if you had a crystal ball, or something.)

...OR, that [section containing that "original"] question may NOT have been advertised sufficiently in (or "linked to", from) some kind of "village pump" type of place (one that is seen more often ... and/or gets more "attention"). <--(again, "istpfftss").

Any advice, or other comments?
Thanks! --Mike Schwartz (talk) 18:27, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Mike Schwartz, you are correct about threads with no recent comments being archived, but it is a bot, not a person, who does so. That being said, it looks like what you are proposing is not particularly noteworthy; just someone posting a video on the Internet. I would not be in favor of adding trivia like that to articles. Seraphimblade Talk to me 20:05, 26 March 2020 (UTC)