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February 3[edit]

Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag[edit]

Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Do you see this error in an article? Which one? RudolfRed (talk) 03:37, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Resolved: Klcater (talk) 16:05, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Help Saving Page[edit]

I am in the process of editing the Fixed Allele page. I added some citations and external links to the page. I also changed the formatting of one of the references and now it won't let me save the page because they say I deleted a reference, although I didn't it is still there just in a different format. PLEASE HELP Klcater (talk) 03:36, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

I don't know why it wouldn't let you save the page, but it wasn't because it thought you deleted a reference. Deleting a reference may be a bit naughty, but the software doesn't check for that. Maproom (talk) 14:16, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Glen Affric[edit]

Have I done refs. number 9 and particularly number 4 correctly on this article. Thanks (talk) 08:50, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

publisher= should usually just contain the name of the publishing organisation, not additional copyright info or similar details. If you are unsure about the publisher's correct name, you can simply skip that parameter (its usage is not required), and add the website's title or other identifying information. GermanJoe (talk) 09:29, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks so much for your help German Joe - I find that stuff hard to do. Please help if u can. (talk) 09:48, 3 February 2016 (UTC)Thanks from an old teacher.

Done - see diff and Template:cite web for more info. I have merged both threads about this topic, no need to start a new help thread for a follow-up question about the same topic :). GermanJoe (talk) 10:00, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Please don't get annoyed! Is ref 4 - from an important magazine- on this page OK? (talk) 10:40, 3 February 2016 (UTC) Thanks again for fixing. Cheers

We won't get annoyed if you read what you have been told countless times and take notice. In ref 4 you have |publisher=© 2007 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved|. Less than two hours ago GermanJoe told you "publisher= should usually just contain the name of the publishing organisation, not additional copyright info or similar details. If you are unsure about the publisher's correct name, you can simply skip that parameter (its usage is not required), and add the website's title or other identifying information.", and less than an hour ago he showed you a diff to explain what he'd done, and a link to the cite web template to explain to you yet again what the parameters are. (You have had the same explanations numerous times when you have asked similar questions under your previous IP addresses and from your registered account Srbernadette). He also told you "I have merged both threads about this topic, no need to start a new help thread for a follow-up question about the same topic." and yet you started a new thread here, which I have again merged with the original. - David Biddulph (talk) 11:18, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Japanese Spitz page[edit]

Hi I have noted that a picture of one of my pups is being used on Wikipedia and borrowed by everyone....this is fine but would you mind stating that the pup is Aust Ch Havenden Finding Oreo Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:41, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Convenience link to the Commons version of the image: Maproom (talk) 10:31, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
The image was uploaded to English Wikipedia by Kimyata, and moved to Wikimedia Commons by Jack_Bauer00. It is now in use 13 times, in 10 different Wiki projects. My understanding is that copyright in the image was released by Kimyata, and it can now be used without acknowledgment. And if any acknowledgment is due, it is due to the photographer, not to the dog or its owner. However, it would be courteous, easy, and maybe even helpful to add the dog's name to the image's talk page. Is its name really "Aust Ch Havenden Finding Oreo"? Maproom (talk) 14:36, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Draft:The Buffelsdraai Landfill Site Community Reforestation Project[edit]

I am in distress. Last year July I created an article which was declined due to copyrighted material. Since then, I have been submitting multiple articles with the same title, as I was not aware that amendments had to be done on the very first article (in edit space). Yesterday I tried to delete the articles but the deletions were declined. I am not sure what direction to take moving forward, should I keep submitting the multiple articles or is there a better option? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Phumelele123 (talkcontribs) 14:25, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

You have also asked this at the tea-house - please do not ask the same question, multiple times in multiple places - suggest answers added to this thread at Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions#Draft:The Buffelsdraai Landfill Site Community Reforestation Project - Arjayay (talk) 14:36, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Strange [edit] links in section headings[edit]

Greetings, keepers of the eternal flame! The [edit] links for the sections in William Young (Wisconsin politician) seem to have taken on a life of their own. The links appear as LifeEdit, Civil WarEdit etc., rather than Life [edit]. I'm not getting this weird effect on any other page. I'm using Firefox v14, but it also happens in IE v8. I edited the page some time ago, when this problem was not evident. Any ideas? >MinorProphet (talk) 16:09, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Also, if you click the link, nothing happens, but appears in the url window. >MinorProphet (talk) 16:14, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
@MinorProphet: See also similar discussion at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Incorrect_page_rendition_of_section_titles_and_edit_links_at_Cricket_pitch. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 16:32, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Ahh, I think this used to be called a 'computer error' (ie a lack of Jolt cola & pizza during a 36-hour marathon coding session); how about 'app fail'? Thanks for your help. >MinorProphet (talk) 16:52, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

School Based Selective Mutism Treatment[edit]

I have been notified that the article I submitted, "School Based Selective Mutism Treatment" is being deleted due to copyright infringement. However, the article you refer to, "There's A Boy in My Class Who Doesn't Speak" IS written by me and is posted on the SMG website of which I was a past Board member: The article I submitted to you, I feel, fills the gap in the information you have posted about "selective mutism". It is edited and very much shorter than my other article of which you speak. You do already have me listed in your references under the topic selective mutism and I did add my name to the article that I recently submitted. Therefore, I'm wondering how we can remedy this. I would really like the "school" information included with your topic of selective mutism. Should I have SMG remove my article, although I don't see how they compare except that there are only so many ways you can state information. Please advise. Thank you. Gail Kervatt — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kervatt (talkcontribs) 17:54, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Hey there, even if it was written by you, it is still currently copyrighted (by you in this case). If you are interested in releasing your text to the public domain, you can read about this and how to do so at WP:DCM. --allthefoxes (Talk) 18:27, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

I have been directed to go to "Contest submission deletion", but cannot find that button. Perhaps my article was already deleted? The website mentioned for copyright infringement is my own website. Please advise as I cannot find where to "contest". Do I need to resubmit the article as I feel it is important? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kervatt (talkcontribs) 18:21, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes, the article has already been deleted. For details of how to address the copyright problem, read the links on your user talk page, including WP:Donating copyrighted material. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:25, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Samuel Bischoff[edit]

The photograph displayed on your page for producer Samuel Bischoff is actually a photo of actor George Brent. You might want to correct that.  :-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:3145:EA70:223:12FF:FE54:CC (talk) 19:38, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Why do you think so? Ruslik_Zero 20:11, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
It does look remarkably like George Brent, and is on other websites as a picture of George Brent. DuncanHill (talk) 06:53, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Solidarity (Polish trade union)[edit]

There is a guy Special:Contributions/Zezen (probably from Poland) who keeps vandalizing the article deleting referenced information Can you please have a look at the matter? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:45, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

This is not vandalism. This is a content dispute. Since the reference you provided is not online or at least you don't give a link, it is difficult for anyone to know whether you are adding correct information. Zeren says you should discuss the issue.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:16, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Mountain View at Edinboro[edit]


My business was formally Mountain View at Edinboro, but it has changed names to Mount Pleasant of Edinboro. Please reference our website [1]. to see the updated information. This wrong information misleads our customers.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:47, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

I renamed the page. Ruslik_Zero 20:04, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Ashlynn Yennie[edit]


My name is Ashlynn Yennie and I have a wiki page that was created for me several years ago. I am an actress who starred in the cult film "The Human Centipede 1 & 2" I would love to have an updated picture on my wiki page but I am unsure how to change that picture. Is this something you can help me with. I have a link to the wiki page on my website and would love if the outdated picture could be updated with something from my IMDB page or I can send a photo I have the right to to you all for uploading.

thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashyennie (talkcontribs) 22:22, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Hey there Ashyennie - Welcome to Wikipedia! Due to the way our website works, we cannot use just any picture! The picture has to be released to us from copy-right, into the public domain. This means pictures like the one on your IMDB page is off-limits for us :(. The good news is, if you are the photographer, you have the ability to release the picture! See where I am going with this? If you want to take a picture of yourself, you can then upload it to our system and it can be used! As for uploading the picture, you can learn how to do that here! --allthefoxes (Talk) 23:19, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
If you have an image to which you own the copyright (because it's a selfie, or you used a camera with a delay, or you paid the person who took the picture to transfer the copyright to you), you can upload it to Wikipedia Commons, starting here. Uploading it to Commons rather than to English Wikipedia has the advantage that it allows the image to be used in French, Russian, Chinese etc. Wikipedias as well. It will then be up to editors on the various language Wikipedias to judge whether the image is better than the one already on the page. This shouldn't be a problem, as long as the picture shows you full face or near enough, and preferably looking at the camera. (In my irrelevant opinion, the one now in the article looks even better than the one at IMDB.)
Incidentally, I see that you have been editing the article about you. This is allowed, but not encouraged. Adding simple statements of fact is generally ok, but for anything that might be controversial, it is better to describe the changes that you want made on the article's talk page, and hope that an impartial editor will make them for you. And, for anything you want added, it's best if you can give a reference to a published source (like a newspaper article) that supports the statement. Maproom (talk) 23:32, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

editing wikipedia[edit]


i made several edits to couple of pages to include references to journal articles to support claims made in the article.

i saved these changes and saw them on the screen. however, when i went back to those pages, the changes were not there. in my contributions section, i see the updates to the pages that i made.

are all wikipedia updates verified by someone before they are placed on the website? is that why i'm not seeing the changes that i've made?

thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rlow11 (talkcontribs) 23:07, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi Rlow11! Every page on wikipedia is editable by everyone, so it was very likely that your edits were quickly reverted. For example, here, your edits were reverted by another editor. They didn't leave a message for you, which is a bit rude, but you can absolutely leave them a message on their talk page to ask them why they reverted your edit! --allthefoxes (Talk) 23:14, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Looking quickly through your contributions it seems that a number of your edits were silently (I.e. without explanatory edit summary) reverted by just one or two editors. As Allthefoxes suggests that's not really the best way to do things as your edits contained referenced material and you would have the right to raise the matter at their talk pages. Eagleash (talk) 23:25, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Actually, at least one of the editors did leave a message for User:Rlow11 at his talk page (some spam warnings). He may not have known to check it though. Dingsuntil (talk) 00:35, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Relevant guidelines are WP:SPAM and WP:NOTHERE. Maproom (talk) 08:33, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Hi Rlow11 I looked at several of your reverted edits, and something they had in common is that they added citations to articles had written. Although most of the reversions did not mention a reason, I believe the other editors thought you were trying to publicize your articles as described at WP:REFSPAM. —teb728 t c 09:48, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

February 4[edit]

help with navigation of wikipedia[edit]

What does it mean when a word is colored other than black such as Red or Blue? 2601:1C2:4100:3290:D527:7D38:5E22:DC5F (talk) 00:23, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi, and welcome to Wikipedia! Links that are in red mean that they direct you to a Wikipedia space that does not exist or does not have a page. Blue links are either external links, or internal links to a Wikipedia space that does exist. Please feel free to respond with any more questions :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:25, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
See WP:Red link and WP:Blue link.--ukexpat (talk) 01:34, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Christiane WOOPEN[edit]

I have added information about the importance of a webpage I just created by saying: "This article is required with respect to a multitude of foreign guests coming to Germany for the Global Summit of all National Ethics Councils/Committees in the world. Participation has double with respect to the previous summit in Mexico, and quite a number of foreign guests as well as observers will be interested in learning more - in English - about the President of the event. The article is by the way connected with a German, longer version, which may serve as a basis to expand the English version as soon as possible. So please do not delete it - the article may be just in time."

The copyright issues mentioned by the automated "copyright violaton mechanism" are unfounded as the CV published on the Webpage of the German Ethics Council is not their intellectual property but has been provided by the described person herself. These concerns should just be dismissed, and I would be glad to have some help on that. Kind regards Doubledoc (talk) 02:56, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

In the absence of an acceptable license we must assume that the text and image are copyright. There is a process for confirming release of copyright, see WP:DCM.--ukexpat (talk) 04:18, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia has its own purposes, Doubledoc: arguments on the basis of some other organisation's purposes have no significance in deciding whether articles should be deleted or not. --ColinFine (talk) 10:02, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

I would like to revise the information of my professor.[edit]

Hello? This is Ahn from Korea. I'm an assistant of professor Teckyoung, Kwon.

My professor wants to renew her information. Whenever I tried to revise it, it automatically deleted or went back to former edition. Sometimes it says I violated copyright. (

How can I fix it?

New information is followings:

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 안외정 (talkcontribs) 05:02, 4 February 2016‎ (UTC)

You're not supposed to put resumes on wikipedia. We've been posting this shit to your talk page. Check your messages. Dingsuntil (talk) 05:46, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Reference problems[edit]

Could somebody fix the errors at the end of the first paragraph and in the second reference (related?) in Ebola virus. The first has been there for a disturbingly long time. Clarityfiend (talk) 06:22, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Done (I think), but the used referencing style is really obscure. The error was transcluded from an entirely different article West African Ebola virus epidemic - no wonder, that nobody had fixed it yet. GermanJoe (talk) 07:17, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Clarityfiend (talk) 11:58, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Need help on proper capitalization/correcting article name[edit]

Hi There,

Need help on proper capitalization of a page name for this article Bharti axa general insurance — Preceding unsigned comment added by Itsyousuf (talkcontribs) 06:23, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

The name should appear like this 'Bharti AXA General Insurance' — Preceding unsigned comment added by Itsyousuf (talkcontribs) 06:26, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Article moved to Bharti AXA General Insurance.--ukexpat (talk) 06:45, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

article deleted[edit]

There was in the past an article about me (Francis Moriarty, Hong Kong journalist) on Wiki but it was deleted, apparently because there was some sort of problem with the editor who posted it. The article was in fact entirely accurate. I had a subsequent exchange with a Wiki editor and it was indicated that the entry would be reinstated, but it never had been. Obviously I have a conflict of interest and cannot propose one about myself. But it was extremely useful to have that inclusion and I would like to be reinstated, and updated. Please tell me what can be done. Francis Moriarty — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:06, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Mr Moriarty: Thank you for asking here. It needs to be explained that accuracy alone is not sufficient for an article to be retained on Wikipedia: we also have "notability" requirements, which for a journalist are set out here. Although many of your reports from Hong Kong are easily accessible, and your comments have often been quoted, an article about you would need to include references to "reliable published sources", independent of yourself, to demonstrate "notability" in this sense. If you could point us to several such references, then I or another impartial editor reading this could start an article: Noyster (talk), 11:46, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Translating an article[edit]

How can I translate an existing article in other languages? The article am interested in translating is on catalan wikipedia:à_i_Sagnier

I would like to translate this article to english wikipedia and add information and images.

please help (am a first time user)

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Claudiaoliva (talkcontribs) 10:52, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

You'll find advice at WP:Translation. --David Biddulph (talk) 11:04, 4 February 2016 (UTC)


Hi, Is there a tool to generate a table, something like Wikidata list but with only WP info ? --YB 14:10, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

YanikB the people who might know can be found at WP:VPT.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 20:41, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

New Article in Draft[edit]

Hi there,

It appears as though the article I submitted has not been looked at in a little while, and is still labelled as a "DRAFT".

I've gone in and revised the feedback from the initial review, but how do I ask that the page be reviewed in order to get it live?

Thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rix00 (talkcontribs) 14:36, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

You ask for another review using the "Resubmit" button, but you deleted that in this edit when you deleted the previous feedback & comments. You shouldn't have done that (which is why it said <!-- Do not remove this line! -->), so I've reinserted what you deleted. - David Biddulph (talk) 14:45, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Help with the username[edit]

Appreciated community:

I wanna change my username in the english Wikipedia in order to "unify" my account with the account I have in commons and the spanish Wikipedia. My username there is Universalis, and that's the username that I want for the english Wikipedia.

However, I read WP:CHU and I don't understand what to do in this case. I need your help for this process.

Greetings from Colombia and God bless you. --Babelia (talk) 15:55, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Please, apply at SRUC. Ruslik_Zero 20:40, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Betty Clemo[edit]


Your article about Betty Clemo is wrong, She was my grandmother and I have articles about her. She had a shop at The Penninsula Hotel and I have proof of that with pictures.She was not Chinese she was British. Please let me know how to proceed,,,,

Kind regards,

Fiona Clemo Malca — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:15, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

As her grandaughter, you have a conflict of interest and should not directly edit the article. However, we obviously don't want it to contain incorrect information. The best thing for you to do is to visit the article's talk page and make a new section. Copy and paste {{request edit}} at the start of the section; that will alert other editors that someone with a COI wants changes made to the article. Then, list in detail the changes that should be made, and the published reliable sources that support those changes. You said you had articles about her, that's good. You need to provide information for the articles such as what newspaper/magazine they were published in, the title of the article, the date it was published, etc. The more information you can give us (page numbers, authors names, etc.) the better. At minimum; title of article, title of magazine/newspaper, and date of publication. Someone will then (eventually - it can take some time) come along and either implement your changes or reject them and explain why, and what other information is needed. As for the pictures, whether or not we can accept them depends on who took them, what year they were taken in, and what their copyright status is. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 17:52, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
FWIW, everything the OP states above appears to be already included in the article, last edited in 2015, so it's unclear what is wrong. {The poster formerly known as (talk) 18:50, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

cite box not appearing[edit]

I had a box that appeared when I first tried to use the cite button. I decided I wanted to use it first further up so I got out of that box and deleted the reference number. When I went to the place I did want to put the first citation, the button no longer produced a box for entering the citation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LibethT (talkcontribs) 19:25, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

LibethT try WP:VPT. I'm not familiar with this problem but they might know what is happening.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 20:52, 5 February 2016 (UTC)


There's so much info that I am overwhelmed. I am trying to get familiar with wiki so that I can submit my first piece. I have several questions. But if someone can help with these first few, I would appreciate it. Please be kind because I'm sure these questions might seems stupid but I really want to figure this out.

1) Do I have to create the hyperlinks within an article that link it to other wiki pages, or are those key words recognized automatically?

2) Can newspaper articles and general public records be used as valid reference?

Thanks for any help Ibstylin (talk) 23:01, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

To answer your question: you have to create the hyperlinks, by putting double square brackets around the words, so you would type [[dog]] to get dog. And you can cite newspaper articles and public records, as long as the public records really are public. But your intention to "submit your first piece" is probably a mistake, particularly if you are feeling overwhelmed. Creating a new article is really difficult, compared to the routine work of improving Wikipedia by correcting typos, improving grammar, adding references, and suchlike. I had been editing Wikipedia for five years before I first created a new article. Maproom (talk) 23:10, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
This is why Article wizard was created. Mlpearc (open channel) 23:13, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Hmm. The article wizard gives the impression that, after a few hours' work, you will be able to create a new article. Unless you're a genius, it's probably not so. I wonder if the article wizard is partly responsible for Wikipedia's falling retention rate for new editors. Maproom (talk) 23:22, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
I suspect it's a lot of factors, including that the public is very familiar with setting up pages on all sorts of social media, and understandably they expect Wikipedia to be similar. And unfortunately, the wizard allows people to gloss over the first step (collecting your references), which should be the bulk of the work. Ibstylin - sorry to hijack your question to talk about that, but it should reinforce that writing a new article from scratch is hard, and I support the idea of starting out by improving existing articles first. I found it really helped me to understand how Wikipedia works.--Gronk Oz (talk) 00:40, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
I agree with the above posts. For some reason, many new editors think that creating new articles is the only or best way to contribute to Wikipedia. For new editors whose native language is English, I would suggest that copy-editing is a good way to contribute. Also, as a reviewer, I find that most declines are due either to referencing issues or notability issues (which overlap), and the Article Wizard doesn't help with those. References are just hard work. I would like to see tools to simplify referencing. Also, if a topic isn't notable, then no amount of work makes it notable. Robert McClenon (talk) 01:07, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

February 5[edit]

Email question[edit]

Due to uncontrollable cursor movement by Wen Jia Bao guys and Li Chang Chun guys, I have to stop email entry at my sister's home in the military camp in Urumqi, China. Here is what I have typed, you could check whether it's identical with those limited entered in one of my emails just now in the morning 5 Feb to see if they make a wrongly directed email interface to cheat me.

Attn: Wen Jia Bao guys falsify my email. 5 Feb 2016 4:07:37am, as per the weapon, thieves and murderers Jiang chun un guys and Wan Li guys illegally enter my home through the old channel at nig 3:40:40am, thieves and murderers Jiang Chun Yun guys deduct CNY83.74 illegally from my mobile telephone account again on 1, 7, 30 Nov, 1, 18 Dec 2015, 1, 18, 24 Jan, 1 Feb 2016; have increased base price for landline telephone at my home from CNY15 to CNY30 per month since winter 2015. Jia Qing Lin guys from He Nan province deduct CNY13.5 more this time for SIM card 2 mobile telephone service occurred last Dec for 394 days according to a fee consumption messages sent by number 1065 8139 1205 1496 6457 on 11 Jan 2015. After receiving CNY20t from Jiang Chun Yun guys, Jia Qing Lin guys deducted CNY15 illegally from my mobile telephone account on 1 Oct 2015. Jia guys deducted CNY21.50 more illegally again from July 15 to Aug 4, suspended its communication for 4 days and switch off it for 21 days illegally by electromagnetic weapon from Apr 5 to July 25, 2015. Jia Qing Lin guys from Yan Tai, Shan Dong province changed pay rate of my mobile telephone service account and deducted CNY6.5 more illegally from Aug 4 to Sep 1 2015. 4:01:26am, thieves and murderers Jia Qing Lin guys from Shan Xi province illegally enter my home and plug drainage pipe to ceramic basin in bathroom for 169 days continually. Jiang Chun Yun guys join them too from late Aug. 4:02:07am, Jiang Chun Yun guys make water leakage on the faucet in kitchen at my home for 121 days. The wasted tap water quantity has lasted to be one ton per day since the end of Oct 2015. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:45, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

I suspect, based on your question, that you found one of our over 5 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.--ukexpat (talk) 02:46, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Issues with justifying text properly in infobox[edit]

New editor, aving some issues with the infobox - on Battle for Zendikar if you take a look, the "A" in "A fractured hedron" is out of place. Would appreciate guidance on how to fix it/stop it happening again as I work through getting the article up to speed now that the block is fully released. Thanks in advance MentlegenOh (talk) 03:18, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Fixed in this edit.--ukexpat (talk) 03:34, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Ah, I see where I went wrong. Thanks for the help. MentlegenOh (talk) 03:37, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

What to name a page?[edit]

Dear editors: This draft Draft:Valmieras stikla šķiedra appears ready to be moved into the encyclopedia, although it still needs some improvement. Should it be called Valmieras stikla šķiedra, or the English version, Valmiera Fibreglass? I realize that the other name can be a redirect. English sources tend to use the English name.—Anne Delong (talk) 03:47, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

This is the English version of Wikipedia. Mlpearc (open channel) 03:56, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I know, my feeling is it should be the English version, but the other is the actual name of the company and so it more accurate. Is there a policy about this?—Anne Delong (talk) 05:39, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
The guideline, WP:USEENGLISH, is to use the version of the name of the subject which is most common in the English language. —teb728 t c 06:40, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Flag day parade addition[edit]

Ocean Shores WA has an annual flag day parade the second Saturday of June and has occurred for at least the last twenty (20) years. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:603:4500:9534:FCA0:7B02:C808:C143 (talk) 06:16, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. There are different opinions about exactly what to include in Wikipedia, but I would think unless there is something highly unusual or distinctive about the flag day parade in Ocean Shores, Washington that has been reported upon outside the locality, it may not be noteworthy enough to mention in the article. We do link to the City of Ocean Shores website which lists this in the calendar of events: Noyster (talk), 10:52, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Help:How to move a draft for submittance for feedback[edit]

How do I move a draft article to be reviewed for acceptance by Wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Debsp1 (talkcontribs) 07:06, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Presumably Draft:Veterinary Defence Associationteb728 t c 07:27, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
@Debsp1: There is no need to move Draft:Veterinary Defence Association but in [2] you removed a line saying "Do not remove this line!" I have restored the line. It produces a box with a button to resubmit the draft for review. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:35, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Mobile format not for use with iPad ? (See, below)[edit]

Noted that my iPad will only provide the definition of highlighted words when the Wikipedia page is in Desktop format, and will not provide any word definitions in Mobile format despite iPad being a "Mobile" device. What's up with that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:C8:4006:A5A0:4C0D:2D0C:860D:AA5B (talk) 07:53, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Do you mean that links do not work? If you really meant definitions, then I think this is a feature of your iPad. Wikipedia doesn't provide definitions, only articles with links to other articles. For definitions, use Wiktionary. Dbfirs 10:44, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
You were not logged in when you posted here but logged in users can enable Navigation popups or Hovercards to see the start of an article when they hover over an internal link. Is that what you mean? Those features are not available in the mobile version. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:11, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

asking a question[edit]

All I want to do is ask a question on a humanities subject. I am told to log in. But I already am, you supply my name etc. Yet, I cannot proceed any further. In the past, I have asked many questions successfully. Help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Helenadrienne (talkcontribs) 09:41, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

@Helenadrienne: Sorry, but that page is currently semi-protected because of recurring vandalism. However, now that you have an account, you will be able to get around the semi-protection as soon as your account is at least four days old and has at least ten edits of any sort. Since you posted a question here, you really only have nine edits to go. A wonderful way to get to ten edits is to just going through articles and fixing any grammar or spelling problems, one at a time (just be sure to leave the odd bits of code alone unless you can tell what they're supposed to do). Ian.thomson (talk) 10:40, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
I understand the vandalism issue, but isn't requiring autoconfirmed status pretty much counter to the mission of the Reference Desks? "The Wikipedia reference desk attempts to provide services comparable to those of a library reference desk." Pending changes would seem a better fit.
To the OP: you can still ask a question by posting a "Semi-protected edit request" on the reference desk's talk page: Wikipedia talk:Reference desk. Rwessel (talk) 11:11, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Pending changes is poorly suited for discussions. Wikipedia:Pending changes#Frequently asked questions says: "It was determined by consensus that pending changes could only be used on articles". @Helenadrienne: Your account is ten months old and has three edits so you only need seven more logged in edits to be able to edit semi-protected pages like Wikipedia:Reference desk/Humanities. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:21, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Spam on this talk page[edit]

The talk page for TXT record seems to be pure spam (using Google Translate on the content does not in any way decrease that impression). What is the best way to handle this? (Secondary question: If it had not been spam, but only in a non-English language, what would be the way to deal with it?)

I have read Wikipedia:Spam, but it seems to only deal with the article itself, not talk pages. And normally you are not allowed to make any changes to talk pages.

--Mortense (talk) 11:16, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Normally, we don't edit or delete other editors' genuine comments on talk pages, but this was just spam and has now been deleted. If it had been a genuine comment in Arabic, then the best thing to do would have been to provide a translation.Dbfirs 11:27, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, removing inappropriate posts is allowed by Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines#Editing comments. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:29, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

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

Hi, I have no idea what this means It pertains to article on Wilson A. Head. What can I do? Cite error: The named reference Wilson_Head_Fought was invoked but never defined (see the help page). Katsheron (talk) 16:49, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

The short answer is that someone used <ref name="Wilson Head Fought"/> but there is no such reference. I'll look further to see if I can figure out how to fix it.--S Philbrick(Talk) 17:00, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
There used to be a section on his death. Take a look at the revisions from the end of 2015.Naraht (talk) 17:02, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
The problem occurs in this edit. I'm not sure of the best fix, consider contacting @Katsheron:.--S Philbrick(Talk) 17:04, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Hello; this means that you have applied a ref name (<ref name=XXXX/>) without placing the name part in front of the reference you wished to apply (using it for a second or further time) at the point where the error occurred. I can't see from a quick look which ref you wanted to use on the subsequent occasion, but if you put <ref name=XXXX> immediately in front of it at its first use, it should solve the problem. Eagleash (talk) 17:03, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
I fixed it for you. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 17:04, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
(edit conflict) (sort of). OK you guys have got this. :) Eagleash (talk) 17:05, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you so much! I replaced the "personal" with a paragraph on his "assault" but I believe I will put the death reference back in there. Katsheron (talk) 17:13, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Overlined text does not display properly in table of contents[edit]

The Prosigns for Morse code article includes several sections with overlined text like this. This overlining is significant to the content of the article and cannot be substituted by any alternate highlighting forms such as underlining or italics, etc. The overlining displays correctly in the article itself, but does not display in the automatically generated table of contents. Is there a fix or workaround for this? Thanks.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:56, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Looking at the first 10 pages from google on prosigns and morse, the #1 is this page. Of the remaining 9, only one uses overlining and two use angle bracketing, which is also used in the page. One solution would be for the page to use angle bracketing in the section headers. That would show in the Table of Contents.Naraht (talk) 17:12, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Draft review[edit]

There must be an easy way to ask for a review of a draft, but I have not found it. Can someone tell me?--S Philbrick(Talk) 17:26, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Do you mean before actually moving to mainspace? Eagleash (talk) 17:27, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Assuming so, {{AFC submission}} is the request review template.Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 17:31, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
The easy way is to add {{subst:submit}} to the top of your draft. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:08, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Not only easy but the proper method, so that the appropriate time stamps etc are applied.--ukexpat (talk) 01:58, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

HTML markup in my sig breaks archive tag??[edit]

Hi, using archivetop| message I am able to display the message box to the right of the archive box, but I can't display my signature. If I do archivetop|message with the four tildes, then the messagebox and my signature does not appear. My signature contains html in it and I am wondering if that does anything with the archive tag.


The following discussion 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.

with message no signature

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.
The following discussion 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.

with message and signature

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.

Thanks Sir Joseph (talk) 21:09, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

In second example you have an error in syntax. What happens if you save such content?
{{archive top|message}}
with message no signature --~~~~
{{archive bottom}}
--Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 21:11, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for replying. Where is the syntax error? I want the signature to be in the box. In my edit summary, I see the signature, not the four tildes, I see the timestamp and HTML markup of how it should display.
{{archive top|message ~~~~}}
This is what I mean, this will post, but will not post the message above, nor my signature.
{{archive bottom}}

Sir Joseph (talk) 21:19, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

You need to put "1=" before the message in the template. This will fix the problem. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 21:27, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Yes, sorry. It looked wrong to me at first :) Well, if you change {{archive top|message ~~~~}} to {{archive top|1=message ~~~~}} (I added |1=), it will work. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 21:30, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you both for helping! That did the trick! Sir Joseph (talk) 21:31, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

February 6[edit]

Bullock family[edit]

Please help - I am unsure of the correct ORIGINAL publisher to use for refs numbers 8 and 9 on this page. They are the same resource. Please leave in the quotes - including the one that is highlighted. Thanks (talk) 04:34, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

You will normally find the name of the publisher at the front of the book. The name of the original publisher is shown on page 9 of the file you were looking at. For other advice regarding the publisher parameter, see the section #Glen Affric above. --David Biddulph (talk) 06:34, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

It is hard for me to find the title page re the queery - I know I will muck it up if I do it myself. Please help.Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:59, 6 February 2016‎ (UTC)

For advice about not starting a new thread on the same question see the section #Glen Affric above. I have merged into the previous thread. And please remember to sign your messages. --David Biddulph (talk) 07:06, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Please I cannot do the clever edit suggested by Biddulph - who was very understanding- please see above query re this page. Thanks (talk) 07:16, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Yet again you started a new thread on the same question, despite the advice here, and in the previous thread, and countless times previously. Again I have merged. If you would prefer advice in a launguage other than English, perhaps you ought to be editing a different language's Wikipedia. --David Biddulph (talk) 07:24, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Dear David b. - I am sorry that I cannot do the edit. No, although English is not my native tongue, I am fine to try to do the editing on the English pages. Sorry David (talk) 07:36, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

(Yet another new section, now combined here)

I am sorry that I upset David Biddulph but he says that the name of the publisher of the resource I mentioned earlier this evening; The name of the original publisher is shown on page 9

I cannot go all the way back to the early pages to get the correct way of documentation for refs. 9 and 10

Please help - I have tried and failed. I'm sorry. (talk) 08:42, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

I've added the publisher (Hurst and Blackett) along with the author and year, as requested. Hope this helps. UkPaolo/talk 16:57, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

New article ratings[edit]

Hi, i want to get article ratings (A,B,C etc) for a couple of new articles, and some feedback if possible. Where would be the right place to ask for something like that? Thanks. prokaryotes (talk) 04:34, 6 February 2016 (UTC

Hi @Prokaryotes: Since anyone can more or less review articles, there's no formal process for requesting assesments. You could try making a post on the talk page of relevant WikiProjects (e.g. if I wanted to have Elephant reviewed, I could make a post at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mammals). ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 07:48, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
For getting general feedback on an article, Wikipedia:Peer review is also an option. It is backlogged however, and receiving feedback may take some time. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 07:49, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the infos SuperHamster. prokaryotes (talk) 09:56, 6 February 2016 (UTC)