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    June 19[edit]

    A specific question- using twitter or X?[edit]

    Let's say that there is a article and it uses "X" (or twitter) in it. Should it be referred as "X, formally known as twitter" or just "X" with it being linked to it to the twitter wikipedia article? Max~is~a~good~dog! (talk) 00:44, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Well we don't actually have an article on X in that context. According to our Twitter article A few days after the rebrand took effect, an AP Stylebook update recommended that journalists refer to the platform as "X, formerly known as Twitter", so I think that is your answer, unless you specifically need to refer to Twitter under Elon Musk. Shantavira|feed me 08:07, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Using analysis tools on individual Noticeboard discussions[edit]

    The recent/ongoing RfC on The Anti-Defamation League is... unwieldy. I would like to see which authors have added the most text to it. However, because this is an active discussion on a noticeboard, there isn't really a way to only look at the edits for the one section, so far as I know. Does anyone have suggestions on how I could do this with Wikipedia's tools, or is there an external tool capable of this? Safrolic (talk) 01:11, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Safrolic: I haven't used it, but looking at the screen shots, [1] might be able to help. Why do you want to wade into that quagmire of an RFC? You should leave it to more experienced editors. It is already being discussed on the admin boards. RudolfRed (talk) 01:37, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Deletion of my additions to notable people[edit]

    I recently noticed that my two additions to the notable people of the article on Samsun, Turkey were deleted. One about A.I. Bezzerides and the other about Philocles Anthopoulos. Please tell me why. (FYI, I am a regular donor to Wikipedia Foundation.) Rizos01 (talk) 01:49, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I will restore A. I. Bezzerides, but I have no idea who Anthopoulos is. Clarityfiend (talk) 02:04, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi Rizos01. First, thank you for donating to the WMF, but whether article content is allowed to stay or is removed as nothing to do with donations to the Wikipedia Foundation. The two are completely unrelated.
    Next, when it comes to individual entries in "Notable people" sections, there are often disagreements as who should be included and often inclusion depends whether common selection criteria have been established for the article. So, for future reference, it's usually a good idea to check to see whether such criteria have been established on the article's talk page (including any talk page archives) before adding to the list. If you don't find any, add someone to the list, but your addition is subsequently undone by another person, you should seek clarification on the article's talk page in accordance with WP:DR. Generally, the most basic criteria for inclusion is that the person you want to add already has a stand-alone Wikipedia article written about them, and their suitability for inclusion is clearly established and supported by citations to reliable sources in that article. Anything else tends to be a bit of a gray area where inclusion might require further discussion. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:47, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup[edit]

    Information icon Hello everyone, I have a questionan about FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup which is an user said that FIVB never used " 2023 World Cup" in any of the news, the event was unofficial and not recognised by FIVB, that was just for japanese marketing purposes only and shouldn't mark it in results summary. I have different opinion, which is with the change of qualification for the Paris Summer Olympics, the 2023 World Cup will serve as one of the three Olympic qualification tournaments. Only eight teams will participate in this edition (FIVB information). The champion U.S received the trophy from FIVB in final and I think we need mark it in results summary, but that user disagree it and I think we need have a discussion in here, solve the problem and ask for your helps. Thanks. Stevencocoboy (talk) 02:54, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    The place to have a discussion is on the talk page of that article, which I see you are already doing. There is no point in bringing the discussion here. If you want to involve a wider group of editors, put a (non-partisan) message about the discussion on WT:WikiProject Volleyball. ColinFine (talk) 09:14, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Okay I understood. Thanks. Stevencocoboy (talk) 04:10, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    2004 Athens Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony[edit]

    I need help here to fix the reference for the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony for the Extinguishing the Olympic flame for reference. (talk) 03:21, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Done, the archived and acces-dates were mixed up. Cmr08 (talk) 03:30, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    References 19 and 21 are the same - shouldn't they be "doubled up"? I cannot do this. Please assist. Thank you (talk) 03:33, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Done Merged the refs. '''[[User:CanonNi]]''' (talkcontribs) 03:34, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    In the future, you can tag the article with {{duplicated citations}}. jlwoodwa (talk) 01:36, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Help for english translation[edit]

    Hello everyone, I would like to translate to english pages that I have already created and published on the French wikipedia, but I cannot find any way to get them approved. (one has been stuck for more than 2 months: example here : Draft:The Oath of Cyriac

    I have the translations ready, I just need help from a member who has the built-in translation tool.

    thanks a lot Superjuju360 (talk) 06:50, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Superjuju360, it has been stuck because no reviewer has got around to reviewing it. I'm not aware of any need for any "translation tool". Suggestions: Has it been shown with Catalan, French, Spanish, or English subtitles? What's its title in Catalan, French, Spanish, or English? It "has been very well received": OK, good, but for what? (You might add such details as "Writing in [title of newspaper], [name of critic] praised the film for its ABC portrayal of XYZ[reference]".) -- Hoary (talk) 07:14, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Akauda aanlok[edit]

    My account was banned for no reason My teammates was using and l report his id after some time my account got banned for no reason please fix this problem and unban my account as soon as possible My character id 55502880173 Nitin kamdi (talk) 10:29, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I don't know what an account is, if not an ID; and I haven't heard of "character IDs". Your account, or ID, can't be "unbanned" (by which I guess you mean unblocked) if we don't know what it is. What's the name of the blocked account/ID, Nitin kamdi? -- Hoary (talk) 10:51, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Nitin kamdi: This is a help desk for the encyclopedia Wikipedia. Are you referring to an account somewhere else like a video game? We have many articles about video games and websites. People sometimes confuse us with one of our article subjects. We can only help with Wikipedia and certain other websites using the same MediaWiki software as us. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:51, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Swahili page may have an error?[edit]

    I cannot read Swahili, however, at the bottom of this page: sw:Moses Wetangula (which is apparently using this template? here: sw:Kigezo:Kenya-Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Where it says "Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Kenya" displays wider that the rest of the page, which reduces the size of majority of the article text.

    I thought someone here could help. Thank you, -- Ooligan (talk) 15:00, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    You would be wrong, as this is the help desk for the English Wikipedia. We largely cannot speak Swahili either. Remsense 15:03, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Ooligan: We do sometimes offer help with other wikis. It took me some time to figure out what you meant because it doesn't happen in my browser. The template had a very long string without spaces. It sounds like your browser shrinks the whole page to display the entire string at the same time instead of offering horizontal scrolling as normal. I added spaces. Does [2] stop your problem? PrimeHunter (talk) 16:00, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Yes, that resolved the display issue. I appreciate your prompt and courteous help!
    The first response received here by @Remsense was not helpful and the negative tone of the communication may keep others editors from seeking future "help" at this Help Desk.
    Again, thank you @PrimeHunter for taking some of your time to fix this small problem. Your good work (and that of many others) is why I occasionally seek assistance here at the Help Desk. Best regards, -- Ooligan (talk) 16:49, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    The new under desk elliptical machines remount control does not work[edit]

    elliptical leg exerciser by GUGTTR My read (talk) 15:22, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    This is the help desk for issues with editing and using Wikipedia, nothing else. I suggest you contact the manufacturer. ColinFine (talk) 15:32, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Need an Editor[edit]

    How might I find someone proficient to edit a friend's article? Article has many references and names that link to further articles. Phrzbyphil (talk) 15:23, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    You may use the article talk page of an existing article to propose edits in the form of an edit request(click for instructions). 331dot (talk) 15:29, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Phrzbyphil: Note that edit requests are generally only useful if you have a clear, specific, and uncontroversial edit in mind (and are unable to edit the page yourself). If you want to bring attention to a general problem with an article, you can add a cleanup tag to the article, start a discussion on its talk page, or bring it up at a relevant WikiProject or noticeboard. jlwoodwa (talk) 01:47, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Also, what edits are needed here? Having "many references and names that link to further articles" sounds like a good thing – we don't want {{unreferenced}} and {{dead end}} articles! It might help if you paste the name of the article here, so we can see what's wrong with it. jlwoodwa (talk) 01:51, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    moving a draft out of my sandbox[edit]

    I have prepared a draft article in my article wizard sandbox. It is ready for publication. There is no visible SUBMIT button. No visible MORE button. I have been advised to add {{AfC submission|||ts=20240619154232|u=Andrewcliftonpayne|ns=4}} "at the top". What does that mean? The Talk button is red. What do I do? Andrewcliftonpayne (talk) 15:42, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hello, Andrewcliftonpayne. I have disabled the template which you added in this section, which was submitting this help desk for review!. If you add the same string to your draft as you added here, and then save (publish) your change, it will appear as a box including a button to submit it for review.
    The "Talk" link is red because nobody has yet created that particular talk page. --ColinFine (talk) 16:03, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi Andrewcliftonpayne,
    I've moved a draft you created over to Draft:William Boleyn Archdeacon of Winchester d.1582 because you appeared to have created it in USERSPACE rather than DRAFTSPACE. And I've added the {{AfC submission/draft}} template so that you can click on Submit when it's ready. -- D'n'B-t -- 17:32, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    All of a sudden I have to click on the magnifying glass to start a search.[edit]

    Long time user and donor. Since I usually use Wikipedia if I have a question I am perplexed to see that I now have to click to start a search instead of the search window already being present. After a few decades of knowing the search window will be present, muscle memory kicks in and I get discombobulated. Then I wonder why this change was made and can't figure out why. Time starts ticking by and I realized that I will never get this wasted time back. Yet, inquiring minds want to know. Why did you remove the search window and would you please put it back or allow a change of url when the search window is present so that I can save the url equipped with the opened search window to my Quick Launch Bar. And if you would be so kind your could make the mouse cursor default to the search bar when opened. Fewer clicks. Less carpal tunnel. I'm using two mouses now to reduce carpal tunnel. Same brand and model of mouse so the driver just sees one mouse input. I point using my right hand and click with the thumb of my left hand. This really helps! Orange Punkin (talk) 20:36, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Orange Punkin The default "skin" for Wikipedia is now WP:VECTOR22 and as that link explains (see screenshot on that page) the search bar should be top-centre of the page. There are various other skins available if that doesn't suit you, which you can experiment with at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-rendering. Mike Turnbull (talk) 21:01, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Orange Punkin: Vector replaces the search bar with a magnifying glass icon in narrow windows. Other skins don't do that. Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets has the option "Focus the cursor in the search bar on loading the Main Page". It doesn't work when Vector 2022 only shows the magnifying glass. See also Wikipedia:FAQ/Main Page#Why doesn't the cursor appear in the search box, like with Google? PrimeHunter (talk) 21:21, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Online abuse targeted by my ex[edit]

    The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
    Given that this is also being discussed at WP:ANI#Can you please help, it's probably best that further discussion take place there. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:43, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Can anyone send me the link to get help please? I am being abuse online the information is a lie and I really need to remove the a page which comes up when you type my name. Can anyone help! This is dangerous for me and my family Marksullivanformby (talk) 20:46, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Marksullivanformby If the information is in a Wikipedia article and has legal implications, including libel, please send an email to info-en-qwikipedia.org who should be able to assist you. Mike Turnbull (talk) 20:51, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you and yes I do currently have a lawyer working on the abuse I am receiving. This will also be mentioned in court. Thank you for your help and advice. 🙏🏼 Marksullivanformby (talk) 21:27, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Marksullivanformby: Please also take a look at WP:BLPSELF for some more information you might find helpful. Negative content about of the subject of an article can be allowed as long as it reflects what WP:SECONDARY WP:RELIABLESOURCES are saying, it's not WP:UNDUE, and it's written from WP:NPOV as explained in WP:LUC. Please also remember that WP:BLPCOI applies to all parties trying to use Wikipedia as part of a WP:REALWORLD dispute; so, you need to be very careful about what you post about others on any Wikipedia page to avoid problems related to WP:OUTING and other relevant Wikipedia policies. I also highly suggest you refrain from posting anything related to real world legal action you might be taking against others because these could be seen as a violation of WP:NLT. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:37, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

    June 20[edit]

    Untitled post[edit]

    leeja miller / lawyer perspective on curent events from a law perspective / thoughtful and well done / do not know if she has a bias thank you for creating this article / you sitel needs a simple/user friendly over... haul (talk) 00:28, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Welcome. The help desk is for questions about editing Wikipedia? Did you have a question? Your wording is quite unclear RudolfRed (talk) 04:16, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Leeja Miller appears to be a Youtube personality with a substaintial following. There is not a Wikipedia article about her because there is no significant coverage of Leeja Miller in reliable, secondary sources - so there's nothing to use for a Wikipedia article. We say this doesn't meet Wikipedia's criteria for notability. If someone else were to write about Leeja Miller in, for instance, a generally reliable magazine or newspaper that was independent of her, then that would a starting point for a Wikipedia article. -- D'n'B-t -- 06:42, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Edit my page[edit]

    Hi, I have a page on Wikipedia (Mariapaola D'Imperio, linguist) which I did not create. Can I edit that? Thanks, Mariapaola Mdimperio (talk) 11:05, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Courtesy link: Mariapaola D'Imperio
    @Mdimperio please see WP:AUTO and WP:BLPSELF. Editing a biography about yourself is acceptable only if you are removing unambiguous vandalism or clear-cut and serious violations of our biography of living persons policy. '''[[User:CanonNi]]''' (talkcontribs) 11:12, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    We welcome input from the subject of articles, subject to certain rules explained at WP:ASFAQ. If you know of reliable sources which have discussed you, then please suggest additions to the article on its Talk Page by making an edit request which will be reviewed by non-involved editors. There is a wizard that can help you do that. Also, you could upload a selfie picture of yourself to Wikimedia Commons and ask for it to be incorporated in the article, which currently doesn't have an image of you. Mike Turnbull (talk) 11:25, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]


    Information and Communication Technology (talk) 13:49, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Did you have a question about editing or using Wikipedia? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 14:20, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Disambiguify wikilink in editing name of website in Website Reference[edit]

    I tried adding a citation for a claim in Anino Games, on the release of Timothy and Titus. I found a source (press release) of the game's release and involvement of Anino Games, which I used as citation. I added the reference, as it needed a citation, using the visual editor.

    My problem is: In editing the "Name of the Website", when adding 'Game Developer" (the website), it does not immediately lead you to the website's wikilink, but a disambiguation page. I tried different formats in the visual editor, but I just couldn't do it successfully. How can I do so? Also, may I know if the citation was valid?

    ~~~~ RFNirmala (talk) 13:52, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Since there are multiple items named Game Deceloper, you will need to put "Game Developer (website)" as the website link to lead to the right article. If you don't want the parentheses to be visible for viewers, you will need to use pipelink by typing [[Game Developer (website)|Game Developer]]. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 20:24, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Editing References[edit]

    How do you edit references? I have a reference showing on the published page, but can't find it in the editing mode. Nichol40 (talk) 14:14, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Nichol40: Are you using the visual or source editor? In the case of visual you can just click on the inline number citation, and a box with an "Edit" button will appear. If you're using the source editor just look for the content sandwiched between the <ref> tags. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 14:22, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi Nichol40. References are displayed in the Reference (or similarly-named) Section near the bottom of the Article, but their code is located where the first example of their superscript number [n] appears in the main text. Click the '[Edit]' next to the relevant Section title and look for it.
    If it's in the Infobox, use the 'Edit' or 'View source' tab at the top of the article – the Infobox code usually appears first; if it's in first paragraph or 'Lede', do the same – the Lede's code usually follows that of the Infobox. Hope this helps. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 19:03, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Maa hingula temple[edit]

    Maa hingula temple talcher is famous temple in odisha also in india but team of wikipedia can not discover this thing,so please do a wikipedia page for maa hingula temple,talcher for which we shall be obliged.thank you 2409:40E2:2030:5DF4:BCAF:21FF:FEED:3D71 (talk) 17:43, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    If you would like to request an article, please see the instructions at Wikipedia:Requested articles. Thank you. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 18:54, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hello. Wikipedia is created by thousands of volunteer editors, like you and me, who work on what they choose.
    What you are doing here is the equivalent of going to a public place, standing up, and saying "I'd like somebody to write an article about this temple. Please write it for me".
    It is possible that one of the thousands of people who reads this page will go "Oh, yes, that's interesting", and look into it; but it's not very likely.
    If you ask instead at WikiProject India, the people who read that already have an interest in India, so it's slightly more likely that somebody will be interested and pick it up; but still, not very likely.
    If you want this article to exist, the most likely way to make it happen is for you to write it yourself; but that is hard, and new editors rarely manage it unless they first spend a few weeks or months learning how Wikipedia works, by making improvements to several existing articles.
    What I will say, though, is that the most important (and often the most challenging) part of writing an article is finding the sources on which the article is to be based. If there is to be an article on your temple, ever, somebody will first have to find those sources. If you begin that search, if you do the "ground work", then it is slightly more possible that somebody will be interested in the project.
    So, what I suggest you do, is
    • Create an account (that is not essential, you can continue to edit anonymously, but it's easier for people to communicate with you if you have an account.
    • Find topics that interest you, and look at the task centre for edits that you can do to learn about Wikipedia.
    • Search for sources that are reliably published, wholly unconnected with the temple, and containing significant coverage of the temple. They do not have to be online, or in English, though it is easiest if they are both.
    If you can find several such sources, then it would be worth posting in WikiProject India, as I suggested, or reading your first article and trying to create it yourself. ColinFine (talk) 18:57, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    IP editor. Wikidata has an entry for Hingula Temple in Talcher, Odisha here, which shows there is an article for it in the Odia language, as might be expected. I don't know how good that article is but it might form the basis of a translation you could use to draft an English equivalent. The main hurdle will be to show that the temple is notable enough to have an article in English. Mike Turnbull (talk) 15:01, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Taenia Solium- Tape Worm[edit]

    I would request the zoological scholars international to add additions in details in summary, morphology, habitat, anatomy, genetic features, phenotypes, mode of reproduction, species diversification under zoological nomenclature for global pupil learning increment. (talk) 18:51, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I would be kindly grateful if provided with proper references for proper diverse curricular engagement as a biological student and international community of scholar. :D (talk) 18:53, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I'm not sure what you are asking, or how it relates to using and editing Wikipedia (which is the only topic which is appropriate on this page). We have an article Taenia solium. ColinFine (talk) 19:00, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    We can not help you with your homework. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 20:25, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Please see Taenia solium. Also see the related page it links to on the Wikispecies site, which is intended to be language-independent. For information about this soecies in other languages, check the Wikipedia languages in other languages on this species. Arch dude (talk) 00:07, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Access to Wikipedia[edit]

    How do I access Wikipedia with my questions.

    Stephen Sasz (talk) 23:10, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    You just have. Note that this help page is for questions about using or editing Wikipedia only. Beginners may find the Teahouse useful for such questions too. We have reference desks for more general questions. AndyTheGrump (talk) 23:32, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Stephen Sasz: Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. Like other encyclopedias, it organized into articles. To find answers to questions about a subject, find the articles about that subject and read them. You can generally find the appropriate articles using the search function. -Arch dude (talk) 00:11, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    June 21[edit]

    Editing a page[edit]

    We have recently done extensive research on a page that is really outdated on wikipedia and I wanted to add a few items on there. Unfortunately it was flagged as self-promoting and asked if I was sure I wanted to submit but now I am unsure if what I did was wrong. We are adding our own site as a reference but only because it is verified information on the topic that I spent a lot of time researching. Is this against your policies? AtlasAdventured (talk) 01:13, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    AtlasAdventured, as "AtlasAdventured" you have added nothing to any article. Which article are you talking about, which username was it that added material then flagged as self-promoting, and why do you talk of "we"? -- Hoary (talk) 01:19, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hello Hoary,
    I say "We" because I have a few employees that helped write and edit our website article on the subject. As for the wikipedia article in question, I did not finalize the edit to the wikipedia page because a red message appeared at the top of the page saying the edit was flagged as it may be 'self-promoting' and explained that I should look at the COI page and contact the Help Desk if I need further clarity AtlasAdventured (talk) 01:32, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    AtlasAdventured, there are other problems. A username must not be used by more than one person. It cannot be a company name. (If you wish, it can allude to the company: if Ashish and Naomi work for AtlasAdventured, they're welcome to the usernames Ashish@AtlasAdventured and Naomi@AtlasAdventured.) If you'd like to be, say, Wolfgang@AtlasAdventured, then please register that username, use it from now on, and note on its user page that you previously edited as AtlasAdventured. ¶ So: what is "[your] website article on the subject", "the Wikipedia article in question"? If we know, perhaps we can provide that further clarity. -- Hoary (talk) 02:19, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    If you and your employees are writing a Wikipedia article about your organizaion, you should stop immediately. Writing about yourself or your associated individuals/institutions are strongly discouraged,as it will be very difficult to write in an objective and trustworthy manner demanded by the policies here. If you are convinced that your organizaion passed the general guideline for inclusion, make a request at appropriate section of Wikipedia:Requested articles and provide acceptable sources along with the request. Note that Wikipedia is not a social media platform, we do not want promotional contents here. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 05:47, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Tutwakhamoe, as long as they declare their COI, people are free to create drafts about the organizations they're in or that they head. Wikipedia:Requested articles strikes me as a complete waste of time. I'm willing to be persuaded that I'm wrong about this. -- Hoary (talk) 07:51, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    We generally delete them. Secretlondon (talk) 11:04, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]


    I have created a wikipedia page and added the content and i have moved it to public,but when i search manualy it is not appearing as it have noindex how do i remove it (talk) 07:17, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Well, let's take a look at it. What's its title? -- Hoary (talk) 07:45, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    While we're waiting for the page title, you might want to read WP:NOINDEX. Shantavira|feed me 09:43, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    ...and WP:EVADE. Blocked as a sock of Acharya7317. Cabayi (talk) 08:52, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hello the ants Wikipedia page is not working[edit]

    The ants Wikipedia is not loading please fix it asap

    Thank you (talk) 10:33, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Do you mean the article Ant? It loads for me. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:11, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Maybe it was... a bug. -- D'n'B-t -- 11:40, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I hate not being as funny as you. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 06:33, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    If you mean Ant Wiki that is nothing to do with Wikipedia, but it seems to be loading just fine for me. Shantavira|feed me 13:20, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Text comparison tool for copyright concerns[edit]

    Is the any tool available for comparing texts to check regarding possible copyright concerns other than the https://dupdet.toolforge.org/ one? This doesn't seem to be working. AndyTheGrump (talk) 12:59, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    There is Earwig Copyvio Detector as well. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 13:26, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Many thanks. AndyTheGrump (talk) 21:32, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Border in Gallery[edit]

    Hello! Is there a possibility to get a border around a picture in a gallery? When part of picture is white, I wish to make a sharper delimitation from the background. For example, the first and second flag:

    Thank you in advance! Pegy22 (talk) 13:01, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    One way to do that is to use a table. See Help:Pictures#Galleries for more.
    Flag 1
    Swedish flag
    Mike Turnbull (talk) 14:43, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Pegy22: Tables are best not used for layout (see MOS:LTAB). Use {{gallery}}:

    Scam website on Southside page[edit]

    this page Southside (record producer) when you click on southside's website, it takes you to a scam website which tries to make you belive that your PC is locked down, if you click anything on the site you get sent into full screen, (hold escape to get out of full screen). I was smart enough to not fall for it but i know a lot of people who arent, and i do not want anyone's confidential details getting leaked so i am reporting this in (talk) 15:56, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I have removed the website from the infobox, thanks for the feedback. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 16:03, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Fant-Karl article. Norwegian/English[edit]

    Some years ago I created a Wiki-article for "Fant-Karl" no:Fant-Karl The site is in Norwegian. I would like now to present "Fant-Karl" on en.wikipedia, and have been working on translating and updating information for a site. What is the best way to go forward here? Mary JBarthelemy (talk) 15:58, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Generally you can start creating an article by clicking its red link (Fant-Karl in this case), or starte writing in your sandbox first if the article is too long to finish in one go. However, since the criteria for inclusion is different in each Wikipedia, make sure that the subject in question passes WP:GNG or WP:NBIO, as articles that did not pass notability guideline will face deletion. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 16:14, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    In your edit summary for your very first edit, Mary JBarthelemy, please say that this is a translation of Norwegian (Bokmål) no:Fant-Karl. (If you've already made the first edit, then put this in the edit summary for the earliest possible edit.) -- Hoary (talk) 21:55, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Redirect function and Creating links for currently non existing pages[edit]

    Hi, I am having a problem and couldn't find a solution on Wikipedia. In Turkish Wikipedia, when you talk about a village(it can be a neighbourhood, town etc.), you usually have the name of the district in the title. For Village X located in District Y, the title is "X, Y." Most of the village pages on Wikipedia have this style. I started moving pages of Village X to the above-mentioned style. Is this okay? What I would like to do is basically turn them into the most common writing form. I know I can do that for disambiguation, but in this case, it is simply moving for aesthetic, style-based reasons. (There is a guide in Turkish Wikipedia supporting this, but English Wikipedia does not have a defined rule for Turkey.) So I do not know what to do in this context. Should I simply move pages, create redirects, or leave them as they are? Most other Wikipedias follow the same style since pages are translations from Turkish Wikipedia. Example: I moved Yenişakran to Yenişakran, Aliağa

    My other question is, when there is a navbox template, can I create links for future, non-existing pages? Because in a good number of navboxes about this topic, only existing pages are linked. So when someone creates a page, the person has to open the navbox and link it each time. Is it acceptable for me to change navboxes on a great scale in this manner? Example: I added links here to Template:Aliağa District

    Thank you for your help. Göycen (talk) 17:01, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    For your first question, titles of articles need qualifier only when there are multiple articles by the same name. If the name of a village is not known for any other items on Wikipedia, it does not need to have qualifier attached. Since people have different stylistic preferences, please hold a discussion and obtain concensus from the community before moving the articles.
    As for the second question, you can have articles that do not exist yet on navigation templates, in fact most of the navigation templates I've come across have red links on them. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 17:58, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @TutwakhamoeThank you for your answer. I will try to adhere that. One more question, how about creating redirects with qualifier w/o moving the page.
    So unique X village stays there. May I create page X, Y and redirect to X? Göycen (talk) 21:23, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    change picture[edit]

    hello, I'm Nino Kalandadze,( username- Ggotua) I have a question. I uploaded a new photo and it doesn't appear on the main page. it is on untested topic. Ggotua (talk) 17:08, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Your account does not seem to have uploaded any photo, you might need to try again. Maybe WP:UPIMG can help you. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 18:10, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Ggotua: The Wikimedia Commons upload log [3] shows you have uploaded two images but they were deleted as possible copyright violations. I don't have access to deleted Commons pages so I don't know what they contained. You received information and links at commons:User talk:Ggotua. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:00, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    June 22[edit]

    Creating Page[edit]

    I want to Create 1 page with name lets just say - God Is Great. I Cant see that option to create that page. How to do this? I can only see option to create a page same as my username. Chaturvedi divya (talk) 03:24, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Chaturvedi divya: Users can't create pages in mainspace until they're autoconfirmed. Please be aware that pages you create in mainspace or draftspace should be of encyclopedic value. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 03:55, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Can't search a page for "jump"[edit]

    I just noticed this (encountered in Chrome).

    • Go to any random article: Special:Random
    • Press ctrl-F to find text on the page
    • Try to find the word "jump"

    Chrome shows occurrences, but none appear on the page.

    I first noticed this with Larry Bird: 23 occurrences of the word "jump" but not a single one visible. This surprised me, because Bird had a reputation of never jumping more than a few inches.

    It seems to be searching CSS class names and "Jump to content" strings in popup text. ~Anachronist (talk) 03:32, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I'm getting the same in Pale Moon, so it's not limited to Chromium-based browsers. —Cryptic 03:46, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Larry Bird has 22 <span class="cite-accessibility-label">Jump up to: </span> at references which are used multiple times. It's for screen readers. cite-accessibility-label has properties which position the text outside the visible window so it doesn't distract seeing viewers (except if they search for the text and wonder what's happening). If there are visible occurrences of "Jump" then they do show up, e.g. on Jump. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:14, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    You can see "Jump up to:" if you add this CSS:
    span .cite-accessibility-label {position: static !important;}
    It doesn't say to display the text, because it wasn't technically hidden. It just says to position it normally. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:23, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    more efficient watching[edit]

    Each day I download my watchlist page, filter it for the "mw-changeslist-watchedunseen" tag, open the histories for the unseen pages; I have a script for these steps. But then, on each of these history pages, I have to click by hand to get the diffs from the last "seen" version to the current version. Is there a more automatic way to get those diffs? —Tamfang (talk) 04:46, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    You might struggle to get a technical response here. You might want to try WP:VPT. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 06:28, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    my account[edit]

    My account was banned for no reason My teammates was using and l report his id after some time my account got banned for no reason please fix this problem and unban my account as soon as possible My character id 55502880173 Nitin kamdi (talk) 07:02, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Nitin kamdi: You asked this a few days ago; please read the answers further up this page. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:13, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Regarding monthly payments[edit]

    I've payed apparently about $750 throughout the years but now I'm unemployed and if Wikimedia Foundation doesn't require any carpenters unfortunately I have to pause the payments. But I'll try to start contributing again soon. Thank you for all your guys hard work and voluntary labor, it's mind boggling. Andash1337 (talk) 12:30, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Andash1337 Of course, you should not donate if you are unable to. Note that we editors have nothing to do with collecting donations, that's all handled by the Foundation. If you need to contact them to suspend your recurring donation, email donate@wikimedia.org 331dot (talk) 12:33, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I see, I'm a very lazy person and clicked the first Contact Us I saw. I think it's all cancelled through PayPal, really just wanted to say I'm sorry for not being able to support for a while.
    Thanks for your time. Andash1337 (talk) 13:09, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Template function[edit]

     Courtesy link: Template:Estimation

    What's a template like Estimation intended to do? Clarityfiend (talk) 13:26, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Clarityfiend: it inserts "est." inside an HTML5 <abbr> tag, indicating that it's an abbreviation, with a title attribute, which browsers may use to show a tooltip. Other templates, such as {{circa}}, {{born in}}, {{died in}} and {{floruit}} do similar things, usually for helping minimise content-length when space is at a premium. See category:Abbreviation_templates. Bazza 7 (talk) 13:45, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]