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February 24[edit]


Hello! Would somebody like to help me submit a proposal to Phabricator? What I would like to suggest is adding the option "upright" to the editor surface function "embedded file" (for all Wikipedia versions, of course!). I'd be grateful for any help since I'm not familiar to how Phabricator actually works and I admittedly find it a bit confusing for somebody not on the inside – though I do think that the community could in fact benefit from my idea... Hoping for your cooperation, best greetings--Hubon (talk) 01:06, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Please finish the edit I did in regards to my personal life .[edit]

you have failed to upload my edit to include my 4th wife Deborah Moore Salkind — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ilyasalkind (talkcontribs)

If you mean that you couldn't save the page when you say that you "failed to upload it," then that work is gone and we can do nothing about it.
Also, you really should not edit the article about yourself -- see WP:COI for more information. Ian.thomson (talk) 05:22, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
@Ilyasalkind: Your only saved edit was to add your own name in [1]. Ilya Salkind#Personal life says: "And today he lives with his fourth wife Deborah Moore Salkind, they are together now for sixteen years. They have no children." It's unsourced, not mentioned in the infobox at the top right, and Wikipedia articles should specify years instead of such formulations. Of course you know the information yourself but Wikipedia requires reliable published sources so readers can verify the information. I could only find mention that you are partners. Do you have a reliable published source mentioning the marriage and year of the wedding? PrimeHunter (talk) 10:43, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
I see that Ilyasalkind succesfully made an edit to Ilya Salkind. It was reverted six minutes later by another editor, with the explanation "Undid test revision by WP:COI user Ilyasalkind". Maproom (talk) 15:33, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

About the entry of Lenovo Research[edit]

I created an entry for Lenovo Research, but it is redirected to Lenovo. Although Lenovo Research is the research division of Lenovo, their focuses are different.

So can i create a separate entry for Lenovo Research? Thanks a lot! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arcticview (talkcontribs) 08:48, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

I would say no. Just add a subsection on the page. Unless you can extensively prove the research division needs its own page. CTF83! 08:56, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

the heading on one of your articles about thakur dan singh bisht[edit]

sir i have to inform you that you or your organisation need to immediately change the name of the article on thakur dan singh bisht from 'bist' to 'bisht' which is his actual surname and you can see the preferences too for this.I request you to act swiftly on this particular isuue url for the page: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Up-16 (talkcontribs) 09:34, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Not because you say it's his actual surname, but becasue it's the form of his name more often used in those references in the article which I have been able to check. Maproom (talk) 10:22, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Unidentified disease in India and USA[edit]

Hi Sir,

My sister and I from India, 10 MOnths ago ( April 2016) my sister had pain in her right eye and than double vision , blurred and than in 2 days she lost the vision of right eye, we took her to hospital they gave her (solo metrol medicine) through her veins , some of the vision came back and than they send us back home stating that vision will recover itself, while she was in hospital they did brain MRI and they found 1 legion on her left side of the brain but the Neuro Doctor told us that its normal , every other person has legions in brain so nothing to worry about that legion, they also did SPine MRI it was normal in april 2016. than in July 2016 she again face the blurred vision on the same eye they again gave her ( solo metrol medicine) through veins , it again helped her but doctor told me it can effect the left eye too but they cant do anything until it will effect other eye or another episode of vision loss, so i decide to bring in USA for treatment . Ite been 7 months here too but Doctor are unable to diagnose what is wrong. The other eye also had same episode of vision loss in October 2016 in USA , they again gave her medicine through Veins it again helped her, they did Lumper puncture in here USA, it was normal but this time, the Spine MRI came up with another legion in her lower spine which is not active, so doctor said its not active so nothing to worry about. St joseph hospital and Mayo clinic here tols ud she has MS, and i need to take her to MS specialist as we do not have insurance in USA so they can not keep her in hospital.

I took MS specialist appointment and took my sister there but he said on the basis of test results till now , he can not say she has MS. he said she has to go through more test but at the same time he said she has neuro optica (NMO) disease. We are facing lots of trouble, we do not have money , no insurance and our family is in India and we both are only here and very disappointed in USA . One of my friend told me i can write you and seek some help as you are very big doctor and kind too, you help people.

Please sir help us. [email redacted] Pooja Tyagi

Rx warning.png We cannot offer medical advice. Please see the medical disclaimer, and contact an appropriate medical professional.

In addition, we will not contact you by email. See at the top of the page. TigraanClick here to contact me 16:05, 24 February 2017 (UTC)


Two questions.

RedPanda25 16:12, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Breaking a part of list into columns[edit]

I'm planning to fix List of songs in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic article to counter legibility issues (especially on small screens), and this is what I came up with, so far.

; "Episode Whatever"
# "First song"
#* '''Music:''' John Doe
#* '''Lyrics:''' Jane Public
#; Performer (character)
#: Actress A (Pony A)
#; Backing vocals
#: Actress B (Unicorn B)
#: Actress C (Pegasus A)
#; Context: Pony A has a problem so Unicorn B and Pegasus A cheer her.
# "Second song"
#* '''Music:''' John Doe
#* '''Lyrics:''' Jane Public
#; Performer (character)
#: Actress A (Pony A)
#; Context: Pony A wonders if her problem was solved well.


"Episode Whatever"
  1. "First song"
    • Music: John Doe
    • Lyrics: Jane Public
    Performer (character)
    Actress A (Pony A)
    Backing vocals
    Actress B (Unicorn B)
    Actress C (Pegasus A)
    Pony A has a problem so Unicorn B and Pegasus A cheer her.
  2. "Second song"
    • Music: John Doe
    • Lyrics: Jane Public
    Performer (character)
    Actress A (Pony A)
    Pony A wonders if her problem was solved well.

I'm thinking of using some trick so the list would be (roughly) look like:

"Episode title"

1. "Song title"

  • Music: composer
  • Lyrics: writer
All the context

Of course, I'd use adaptive column template so it would look like not broken into columns on smartphones.

But is there a solution to achieve that, while numbers are not broken like 1. "First song" and 1. "Second song"? JSH-alive/talk/cont/mail 16:19, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Okay, I'm moving to Wikipedia:Village pump (technical) instead. JSH-alive/talk/cont/mail 08:51, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Strange behaviour of shortcut New Section[edit]

Please see the table of contents of Talk:Oil reserves. All recent uses of the New Section shortcut resulted in an apparent subsection of the section "Canada Tar Sands", even though their titles have only "==". Layzeeboi (talk) 19:14, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

@Layzeeboi: The "Canada Tar Sands" heading was a level one heading, with only one "=". I've turned it into a level two heading, with "==", and the TOC now looks normal. -- John of Reading (talk) 19:21, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

changing a header on a page[edit]

In the mobile version of Wikipedia in an article about Narcolepsy it states " A sleep disorder that involves an excessive urge to murder at inappropriate times, such as while at work."

Narcolepsy is a neurological illness. People with Narcolepsy are not psychopaths nor is this illness funny. If that was the intended purpose of that statement.

Please edit that comment because it is highly offensive and more importantly misleading. It will be greatly appreciated.

TYVM — Preceding unsigned comment added by VivRR (talkcontribs) 19:22, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Fixed.--S Philbrick(Talk) 19:31, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Post branching[edit]

Two days ago I posted a question on Science desk[2]. Many people responded but many questions contained speculations, unwanted opinions, fantasies, etc. Some people got unhappy with that. Then I noticed that someone sort of combined some posts, gave this block a heading and now it appears as a subcategory. This actually happened twice. This is fine with me but I have two questions. Am I still the OP in any of the subcategories. It seems I am not, because people refer to other posts, the ones that start the blocks as the OP. Also what are the rules governing creation such sub chapters? Thanks, - --AboutFace 22 (talk) 23:09, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

  • @AboutFace 22: For the creation of "subchapters" (i.e. threads with a particular heading), see Wikipedia:Refactoring talk pages - a similar point is tackled in WP:TALKNEW, which says Talk page discussions should be concise, so if a single discussion becomes particularly long, it may then become helpful to start a subsection.
For the "am I the OP" part, well, it is mostly a question of vocabulary. For a Ref Desk question, I would personally refer only to the original question and its author as the "OP". But it does not really matter since you do not "own" the posts in any manner. TigraanClick here to contact me 09:58, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

February 25[edit]


I'm not sure if my computer has a problem, or if I'm dealing with an editor who's being difficult. Could someone please have a look at Talk:Zaytoven#Dead link in article? Thanks! Magnolia677 (talk) 00:12, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Answered at talk. But yes, the link works for me. †dismas†|(talk) 00:17, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Carole Middleton[edit]

Reference number 11 is all wrong. The date of the article is NOT from 2017. It is earlier. I cannot work out why there are 2 dates. Please fix. Thanks (talk) 00:31, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Fixed Eagleash (talk) 00:36, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Carole Middleton[edit]

3 things please.

  1. I have failed to correctly add a relative - (father-in-law) - to the box on the right at the top. It looks wrong. I have tried.
  2. Also, I have failed to added the immediate link in the box to the section "Michael Francis Middleton" which is on the page Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
  3. The same problem with Captain Peter Middleton - also in the Carole Middleton box - who has his own section on the page - Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

I have really struggled here. Please fix Thanks so much (talk) 00:38, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

I took the liberty of splitting your comments in three numbered question to make replying easier.
  1. The problem was that the html <small> tag was not opened. Instead, the father in law section war encapsulated in two closure </small> tags.
  2. (and 3.) These had the same type of problem. If you wish to link to a section on another page that pages name must be added before the section name. Eg: [[Carole_Middleton#Early_life]] will link to the "Early_life" section on the "Carole Middleton" page. Just adding "#Early_life" works, but in that case a link will be created to a section on the page you are currently on.
Hope this helps!
Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 01:20, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Carole Middleton[edit]

I am so sorry - I see that I have also stuffed up the immediate link to "Olive Chistiana Middleton, nee Lupton" - (in the section "Business success and husband's inherited...") which is on the Lupton family page where Olive also has her own section. Please fix - Thanks (talk) 01:24, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Fixed - Same issue as point 2 and 3 in the section above. Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 01:27, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Carole Middleton[edit]

This is embarrassing - in the "Business success..." section of this article - the line reads: "...were both Carole and Michael and was so successful that it's headquarters had moved to a...".

We are not sure if the apostrophe is correct in the word "it's"..... Please correct. Thanks

It's not correct. You can remove it. †dismas†|(talk) 05:23, 25 February 2017 (UTC)


Good morning,I am trying to login to my facebook account but I cannot be able to do it.If you can help me I will be happy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hamad olatunde (talkcontribs) 08:34, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Good morning. This is the Wikipedia helpdesk. Wikipedia is nothing to do with Facebook, so I'm sorry, we can't help with that. (talk) 08:54, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
@Hamad olatunde: Symbol move vote.svg Have you tried the Computing section of Wikipedia's Reference Desk? They specialize in answering knowledge questions there; this help desk is only for questions about using Wikipedia. For your convenience, here is the link to post a question there: click here. I hope this helps. PrimeHunter (talk) 10:45, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Need help with graphic[edit]

In the following table and graphic, the table extends to 2015=6, but the graphic only extends to 2015. Would someone with grapics-fu be willing to update the image?

Year  Support and Revenue   Expenses                  Net Assets at year end 
2003/2004 $80,129 $23,463 $56,666
2004/2005 $379,088 $177,670 $268,084
2005/2006 $1,508,039 $791,907 $1,004,216
2006/2007 $2,734,909 $2,077,843 $1,658,282
2007/2008 $5,032,981 $3,540,724 $5,178,168
2008/2009 $8,658,006 $5,617,236 $8,231,767
2009/2010 $17,979,312 $10,266,793 $14,542,731
2010/2011 $24,785,092 $17,889,794 $24,192,144
2011/2012 $38,479,665 $29,260,652 $34,929,058
2012/2013 $48,635,408 $35,704,796 $45,189,124
2013/2014 $52,465,287 $45,900,745 $53,475,021
2014/2015 $75,797,223 $52,596,782 $77,820,298
2015/2016 81,862,724 $65,947,465 $91,782,795

Wikimedia Foundation financial development multilanguage.svg

--Guy Macon (talk) 15:37, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

The file was made by User:Sameboat who is still active so that would be the natural person to ask. Otherwise requests like this can be posted to Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Illustration workshop or commons:Commons:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:47, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
Done and done. Note that the above image has changed since I posted the request. The new image contains 2015-2016, but the captions are gone.
The before and after images:
--Guy Macon (talk) 05:34, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
@Guy Macon: Yes check.svg Done -- Uwe Martens (talk) 14:06, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Citing your own book[edit]

Is this allowed? I suspect I've caught someone doing it (repeatedly). See Special:Contributions/‎. Wildfowl (talk) 19:49, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes, but with extreme care as noted on WP:SELFCITE. Didn't inspect that IP's edit history so no opinion on the propriety. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:53, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Boxed text[edit]

What is the reasoning / meaning behind all the boxed, light gray text in this article? C. S. Lewis I've never seen it before. Thanks. Maineartists (talk) 23:06, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

It's an older means of adding 'citation needed'...assuming you mean the dotted lines around some passages of text and not the boxed block quotes. Eagleash (talk) 23:11, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Eagleash. Never saw it before. It's not coming through as dotted lines. Regardless, is it something an OP can go in now and update with a proper CN tag? Maineartists (talk) 23:36, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
It looks dotted to me, unless I enlarge it muchly. There's no reason why it can't be updated; the usefulness of it is, that it indicates a larger passage of text needs a source. Eagleash (talk) 23:49, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
OK. Thanks. Good to know on all accounts. Maineartists (talk) 00:01, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
{{Cnspan}} is not archaic or deprecated as far as I know. It is just an alternative way of saying "citation needed" which 1) allows you to mark exactly what text you are specifying, and 2) allows you to write the a reason you're concerned about the text. I've used it on (rare) occasions.
In my opinion it's not being used well at C. S. Lewis. It's being used to mark whole paragraphs and whole great swaths of paragraphs. It's intended as more a precision instrument, I think.
For instance if you have a passage "Smith took his show to Denver, Omaha, Kansas City, Waco, and Los Angeles [ref]" and you think that the ref is unclear just over whether he went to Omaha, you could mark just that one word. You can't really do that with just the {{citation needed}} template; placing that after "Omaha" could be taken to imply that you're asking for citation for Denver as well as Omaha. And so forth. Herostratus (talk) 01:04, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
Michael W. Smith certainly did what Michael W. Smith does, if that's what you're hypothetically wondering. If Ralston doesn't count as Omaha, Patti Smith rocked the city proper back in the day. If it's the future of show business you're thinking of, keep an eye on The Smiths out of Omaha. Only days old, and they already have their archetypes settled. InedibleHulk (talk) 05:41, February 27, 2017 (UTC)

question on AfD's[edit]

I nominated a page for deletion. It is an article about a living person who also has a BLP on Wikipedia. Some editors at the AfD are suggesting that the contents be merged into this person's BLP. Since I nominated this sub-article for deletion, am I supposed to now let them know on the main BLP that a merge is being discussed or just let it happen, if that is how the decision goes? SW3 5DL (talk) 23:53, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Well no need to be coy: the page in question is George Soros conspiracy theories. One solution would be for everyone reading this to go over there and vote to delete it (it obviously should be deleted), and everything will be all Sir Garnet. Herostratus (talk) 01:18, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
LOL, I agree it should be, but I'm asking because a long time ago, on an article I was editing, someone came along and dumped this enormous amount of material into the article. And I didn't know what to make of it. The editor explained it was the result of an AfD which ended with merge. And I thought they should have given a heads up as I would definitely have voted not to merge it. It was a bit of mess to sort out. So far the articles I've nominated have been deleted, or kept, so when I saw these merge votes, I didn't want to be the one doing that to others without a heads up but didn't see anything in the rules. SW3 5DL (talk) 01:30, 26 February 2017 (UTC),
And did enjoy the all Sir Garnet. Never heard that one. Thanks for it. SW3 5DL (talk) 01:32, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
Well that's because you don't live in 19th century Britain, something we all should at least aspire to.. Herostratus (talk) 03:40, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  • As the red link above shows, the particular case has been answered. But yeah, sometimes editors of the target article are unhappy about "a wild merge appears" situations. Unless you are yourself advocating the merge, there is no good solution around it - if you want a delete but the discussion leans towards a merge, asking for input from the target page could be seen at best as giving the dice another roll, at worse as straight-out WP:CANVASSING. TigraanClick here to contact me 09:49, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

February 26[edit]

Film role[edit]

Teura Maria French Polynésia (Redacted) Hi so my english it's not perfect i write to you, for the disney film VAIANA and i soon on face book the éditor for the film need a litlle baby girl 2 or 3 years for the film . We live in Tahaa and i want my baby play to the film she's very beautiful the brown skin black eyes black hair she similaire of Vaiana thank you for call to me Maururu — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:26, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

I suspect, based on your question, that you found one of our over 5.3 million articles and thought we were affiliated in some way with that subject. Please note that you are at Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, and this page is for asking questions related to using or contributing to Wikipedia itself. Thus, we have no special knowledge about the subject of your question. You can, however, search our vast catalogue of articles by typing a subject into the search field on the upper right side of your screen. If you cannot find what you are looking for, we have a reference desk, divided into various subject areas, where asking knowledge questions is welcome. Best of luck. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:03, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Locking content from editing for my company page[edit]


I've been trying to lock the content of my page from editing by other users. How can i ensure this is done. I understand that everyone can edit the content of pages, however i'm ok to monitor added content but the content i post shouldnt be editable.

Please let me know if this would be possible.

Thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mazensraj (talkcontribs) 10:07, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Please sign your posts with four tildes (4x ~). Having said that, when you say "I understand that everyone can edit the content of pages" you have answered your own question. Britmax (talk) 10:13, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
Anything you write in Wikipedia articles can and will be edited by others; that's how Wikipedia works.
Each time you edit, you'll see a message which says Work submitted to Wikipedia can be edited, used, and redistributed—by anyone.
Articles are only "locked" (protected) to prevent disruption (e.g. persistent vandalism). (talk) 14:21, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
Hello, Mazensraj. I'm afraid that it appears that you have a (very common) misconception about Wikipedia. Please understand that if Wikipedia has an article about your company, you and your company have almost no role in that article. It does not belong to you, you do not control the contents, and Wikipedia has almost no interest in anything that you have said, or want to say, about the company. The article should be neutrally written, and based almost entirely on what people who have no connection with the company have published about it. Your role should be limited to making suggestions on the article's talk page - and the more specific you make the suggestions, and the better you provide them with citations to reliable published material, the more likely it is that somebody will pick them up and apply them. Please read WP:COI. --ColinFine (talk) 17:03, 26 February 2017 (UTC)


Good day,I am a business manager, writer,editor,marketer and advertiser.Searching for new opening job online,if I can be able to get good job,I will be happy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hamad olatunde (talkcontribs) 12:28, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, but Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not an employment agency. --David Biddulph (talk) 12:32, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Regarding an article entitled, D C Chambial, I have created.[edit]

I have recently created an article entitled D. C. Chambial ( all the time I need to use the url to search the very article. I need to search it on Google by typing only the name of article "D C Chambial". what to do, kindly help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chaksadi (talkcontribs) 13:58, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Wait a few days.
Google has "bots" which crawl the internet and index pages about subjects. They take time. We have no control over what they choose to integrate in their search engine, although they do usually give a high rating for Wikipedia pages. (talk) 14:15, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
What you forgot to mention is that the article was created only yesterday, and newly created articles are now NOINDEXed until they have been patrolled through the New page patrol system. If you look at Special:NewPagesFeed you will see that there are over 14000 pages awaiting attention by a relatively small number of people with the new page patrol user right, so the backlog is about 4 months. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:09, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
@Chaksadi: Note however that Wikipedia:Controlling search engine indexing#Indexing of articles ("mainspace") says: "All articles older than 30 days are indexed." This means they dont have noindex after 30 days. It can still take time after that until Google and others actually index them. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:41, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
I'm quie shocked to learn that they're noindexed for a month. When did that change? With the new page-patrol thing? Wow, it seems such a backward step - and really, an abuse of the robots.txt conventions; just because this website doesn't have the resources to check on something for over a month shouldn't prevent it being indexed. 30 days is a very long time on the internet. (talk) 11:39, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Citation needed: how is noindexing a particular page an abuse of the robots.txt conventions? TigraanClick here to contact me 12:14, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict) In my view, a month is not long enough. By removing the "no robots" flag, we're assuring Google's and other spiders that the article meets Wikipedia's standards. Unfortunately, many new articles don't. Ideally, we would have more patrollers, so they would all get visited within a month anyway. But while there's a shortage of patrollers, we ought to be cautious about presenting sub-standard articles to Google. Maproom (talk) 12:19, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Draft-like article on user page[edit]

I found User:MollyMagoo, the entire contents of which is an article (unreferenced) that has been dormant for eight years. New York Hilton Midtown already exists in mainspace. The user has not done anything since, and only did four other edits to one other article. Should I just blank the page, tag it for deletion, etc. I'm not sure if there is anything that might be worth merging first, but I suppose it would be up to me to check that before taking action. MB 16:15, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

As you state the editor has made few if any edits outside userspace then CSD WP:U5 ({{Db-U5}}) may be appropriate. If that is declined then it would probably have to go to MfD. If you blank it and request via CSD G7 it would likely be declined as it can only be requested by the original author. Eagleash (talk) 16:27, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
Page has been deleted. Eagleash (talk) 22:27, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

"All" Categories VS. By month Maintenance Category article count difference[edit]

I'm not sure why, but it seems that some maintenance categories have different article counts for their "All" categories and their By month ones. For example, Category:All NPOV disputes has several hundred more articles than Category:NPOV disputes, while Category:All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases has several thousand fewer articles than Category:Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases. Is there a reason for this, and which of the two types of categories has the actual number? CoolieCoolster (talk) 20:05, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Which numbers are you comparing? If you are adding all the monthly numbers in subcategories of Category:Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases then an article can be in more than one subcategory but is only counted once in Category:All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases. If you add months in Category:NPOV disputes and compare to Category:All NPOV disputes then it appears some templates add only one of the all category and a monthly category. {{POV title|date=February 2017}} adds Category:NPOV disputes from February 2017 and Category:Wikipedia title cleanup but not Category:All NPOV disputes. {{USgovtPOV|date=February 2017}} adds Category:Articles needing POV-check from February 2017 and Category:All NPOV disputes but not Category:NPOV disputes from February 2017. Some things are maybe not as systematic as they could have been but does it matter here? PrimeHunter (talk) 00:37, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Replacing a photo of a political leader with a better one[edit]

Would someone please advise me on how I should proceed to replace the photo of Rached Ghannouchi (a political leader) on his Wikipedia page. Current image Replacement image I uploaded the replacement onto Wikimedia Commons and it is my own work.

Would it be posible to just go ahead and make the edit directly or should I ask in his talk page first? Mouad888 (talk) 22:23, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Mouad888 Anyone can edit WP. Your photo is just as acceptable (as long as it meets all requirements) as the one that is there now. If anyone objects, or seeks to revert, you can certainly take it to the talk page for consensus. However, I certainly feel your photo displays the subject in a more presentable light that what is there now. I would say: go for it. IMHO Maineartists (talk) 23:06, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
@Mouad888: The mechanics of making the change are simple. Open the article (Rached Ghannouchi) and click on the button to edit the source. A few lines down you will see "| image = Ghannouchi.png". Replace that name with the name of the image you wish to use (Rached_Ghannouchi_1.jpg). Preview the changes to be sure they work the way you want, then press Save.
One word of caution: the new image you propose might need to be cropped in order to display properly in an Infobox, otherwise the subject himself may be too small to see properly. --Gronk Oz (talk) 02:47, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

February 27[edit]

Personally disabling Wikipedia's custom media player[edit]

Is there a way of blocking the TimedTextHandler script from loading? I don't like its custom media player at all. It's been five years since its introduction, and I'm fed up with looking at its terrible interface. —suzukaze (tc) 08:14, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately not. Please keep complaining to WMF, to make sure that A/V gets some resources dedicated to it. I've done as much as I can do to get a new player] in place, but with my limited availability as a volunteer, I'm not able to make much more progress there. P.S. It's the Kaltura player, of the TimedMediaHandler extension. TimedTextHandler is the nothing more but the subtitles support plugin for those. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 09:48, 27 February 2017 (UTC)


I have just used your domain and have noticed that the 'history' of Trichology refers to two companies of which the Institute of Trichologists is one and wondered if you realised that this is actually a private company and not linked to any other university or educational body and as such you are advertising it? There are many differing courses available in Trichology ranging from the basic level to the more scientific versions of pure Trichology whereas those qualified may be used as expert witnesses within the legal field. Kind regards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:C5AB:8400:3C83:22DD:37FE:8B16 (talk) 10:10, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestion. It is much better to bring up comments about specific pages on their respective talk pages than on a general page such as this. Indeed, if you think an article can be improved, you are welcome to edit it. Please read WP:bold, revert, discuss for how it works if somebody disagrees with your edit. --ColinFine (talk) 13:03, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Why can i not create an entry for Lenovo Research?[edit]

I found that i coud not create the entry for Lenovo Research, which is automatically redirected to the entry of Lenovo.

Both Microsoft Research and Microsoft Research Asia have separate entries. I wonder why Lenovo Research was treated differently. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arcticview (talkcontribs) 14:06, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

I just deleted what you had contributed to the article because you copied the content from somewhere else on the internet. You need to write an article in your own words. The entry could also have been deleted because it was written like an advertisement. Originally the article you wrote was tagged for speedy deletion because it didn't expand on the content withing Lenovo so that is why it was redirected there. If the research arm of Lenovo is independently notable then it would be possible to have an article like other companies have but just because other companies are split apart doesn't mean this one should be also. - GB fan 14:28, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
I'm just pinging Arcticview since they are new enough that they might not understand the need to come back here for a reply. †dismas†|(talk) 15:04, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Hello, Arcticview. We have articles on subjects only if there is enough indepedent material published in reliable places to make it possible to write an acceptable article (the Wikipedia jargon for this is "if it is notable"). Usually, individual sections or subsidiaries are not notable in their own right, and are treated in the article on the parent company. If there is substantial material about the Lenovo research division written and published by people who have no connection with Lenovo then there can be a separate article on it. Whether or not we have articles on divisions of other companies is irrelevant: either there is enough material on those divisions specifically, or the articles ought to be deleted. Please also see your first article. --ColinFine (talk) 16:19, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Because Microsoft is a much more massive company than Lenovo. (talk) 19:42, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

No, that's not the reason, or not directly. It might be indirectly, in that people are more likely to have written about Microsoft divisions than Lenovo ones. --ColinFine (talk) 20:36, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

the page of Michael Alan Welker[edit]

Hi, Stuart, the page of Michael Alan Welker was created few years ago when I was a student. Please do what is necessary to the page if it doesn't have the copyright. Thank you!


Note: this seems to relate to Michael Alan Welker, which Stuartyeates has proposed for deletion. --ColinFine (talk) 16:22, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Zoey, please study WP:notability and WP:NACADEMICS. If you then believe that Welker meets Wikipedia's standards for notability, you may remove the proposed deletion, and work to add the required references to the article. --ColinFine (talk) 16:25, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Seen image licenced under CC being used by a paid service - how do I report this?[edit]

Using subscription website for education, wanted to find more information and image used on paid website identical to wikipedia article. Image licensed under CC. How do I bring this to someone's attention? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

As far as I understand it, CC is fine with that as long as credit is given to the photographer, artist, etc. Images are allowed to be used for commercial works. †dismas†|(talk) 18:20, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
It depends which particular CC licence. See Creative Commons license#Types of licenses and Wikipedia:Creative Commons licenses. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:33, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

There is no credit given. This is the image in question

What is this subscription website that is using it?--Aspro (talk) 18:53, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
It is a medical education website which I don't want to name publicly
  • A Medical Web site! Well, a hell of a lot of us must be psychotic to want to edit here, but we – non of us- are psychic. How can you expect us to fully answer if you insist on erecting a pseudo chines-wall between us and this website? The Caldicott Principles don’t apply to websites. Are you a med student or an employee of the org and thus wish for total anonymity? You can't bring anything to anybodies attention if you keep it hidden from their view.--Aspro (talk) 20:34, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Jeez, User:Aspro, is this how you talk to people? Not here you don't. The person might be reticent to name the site for fear of making trouble for some innocent person, or whatever reason. In that case a simple "If you want us to help, you'll need to name the website; if you don't want to, fine, but then we can't really help much" might be in order. See the difference? Herostratus (talk) 01:30, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

If you are bothered by this, bring it to the attention of the person who created and licensed the photo. It's their copyright that is being infringed upon, and not ours. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 01:43, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject Assessment[edit]

I've been trying to revive WikiProject Addictions and recovery for a little while, but I'm struggling to get the assessment system setup properly. I have adapted a number of pages from other projects, such as Wikipedia:WikiProject Addictions and recovery/Assessment and Category:Addictions and recovery articles by quality, but I can't get it to automatically populate. There's plenty of assessed articles, see Category:Mid-importance addiction and recovery articles. Can someone help me out? Sondra.kinsey (talk) 20:11, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Sondra.kinsey Well I've obtained content in your project subpage's "Current status" and "Assessment log" sections simply by changing "addictions" to "addiction" in two template calls. Hope this is what you wanted: Noyster (talk), 20:50, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict) In {{WikiProject Addictions and recovery}} you set ASSESSMENT_CAT = addiction and recovery articles with no "s" in "addiction". This populates the category system at Category:Addiction and recovery articles by quality. I'm unclear whether you want the "s" like in Category:Addictions and recovery articles by quality. You can change ASSESSMENT_CAT but the existing assessment categories will then have to be moved. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:54, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error references no text[edit]

This text does not give me a citation error:

<ref name="RAG" group="Heritage Gardens in Australia">
{{cite book|last1=Baldwin|first1=Myles|last2=Griffiths|first2=Simon|title=Rural Australian Gardens|date=2010|publisher=Murdoch Books|location=Crows Nest, Sydney|isbn=9781741964707|pages=287|edition=1|url=|accessdate=24 December 2016}}

This text gives me an undefined error problem and I do not understand why? Is it about the need to use quotation marks, (which the citation app does not use.)

<ref group=Secret name="Secret Landscape">
{{cite web|last1=Chapman|first1=Karen|title=Landscape Design: A Secret Garden|url=|website=Houzz|accessdate=26 February 2017}}</ref>

— Preceding unsigned comment added by ruwoltj (talkcontribs)

I made a sandbox with your citations, and it worked fine, but I have a feeling "group" doesn't do what you think it does. Be sure to "edit" the source of the sandbox and see how I did it. Try not to save any changes you make, but don't worry too much. It's only a sandbox. Jc3s5h (talk) 23:34, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Translating a page[edit]

Sorry, I couldn't find my answer in the FAQ or in the help desk archives.

I want to take a Wikipedia article that exists only on the German-language Wikipedia and make a version of it on the English-language Wikipedia. I have consulted all the Wikipedia instruction I can find on translating articles, but I don't understand it at all. It all seems to presume that I have already made the English-language target article/page, or that I already know how to do that.

Bottom line: I don't understand how start a new page/article. If I can establish the new page, then I can paste in my Wiki-formatted translation and do all the necessary linking with the original German article. Thanks. Mr.Slade (talk) 01:01, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

@Mr.Slade: You can search the wanted page name. If it doesn't exist then you should get an option to create it. See more at Wikipedia:How to create a page. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:19, 28 February 2017 (UTC)