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August 27[edit]

On this day....[edit]

Can you nominate an event to be included on a day's anniversary? --LLcentury (talk) 00:59, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes you can LLcentury, please see WP:OTD for instructions on how to do so. These instructions may seem a little vague, so if you have a specific idea that you want to suggest, and don't know how, you can ask here. -- The Voidwalker Discuss 01:09, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Unable to reset my another account password[edit]

Am forget my login password for my another account, but unable to get my reset password link on that mail kindly rectify — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sfaathima (talkcontribs) 16:26, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

When does the edit show[edit]

Hi, I'm new and have just made an edit but it has not shown up on the site, I am guessing it needs to be moderated? How long does it take for it appear? Regadrs Robert Nicholas — Preceding unsigned comment added by Robertnicholas (talkcontribs) 17:55, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Your account (User:Robertnicholas) has definitely made no other edits than the one above. Try the Sandbox for testing. Your edits will usually show in your contributions immediately after you click 'Save'. -- zzuuzz (talk) 18:00, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
@Robertnicholas: Perhaps you clicked the Show Preview button instead of the Save Page Button:

Edit summary (Briefly describe your changes)

 

This is a minor edit Watch this page

By clicking the "Save page" button, you agree to the Terms of Use and you irrevocably agree to release your contribution under the CC BY-SA 3.0 License and the GFDL with the understanding that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient for CC BY-SA 3.0 attribution.

Save page Show preview Show changes Cancel

If you do not click on Save Page, the edit will not be kept. Pppery (talk) 18:19, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Panting[edit]

Hello, I created the page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panting_(ship_construction) I am trying to link to it from "Panting" on this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_nautical_terms#P but as it consists of a template I have not been able to figure out how to insert the link. Thanks in advance for any help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AugusteBlanqui (talkcontribs) 23:03, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Not 100% sure what you intend but [[Glossary of nautical terms#P|piped content]]? Eagleash (talk) 23:23, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
I think this edit does what you intended. --David Biddulph (talk) 23:53, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

August 28[edit]

Problem with uploads[edit]

There seems to be an error going on. I tried uploading a new version of this file today, that is to reflect the logo change of The Sims Freeplay. After that, I noticed the file was still the old logo. I tried re-uploading three times, and as you can see in the revision history, the new version only shows up after another upload is made, but the latest revision always wants to only show the initial version of this file. This is my first time uploading images and well I'm not experienced with it. How do I rectify this, seeing as how the old version insists to be the one showing up?? —Mythdon 00:47, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

It's the new version that shows up for me. I guess you may have a caching problem, which purging may cure. --David Biddulph (talk) 00:51, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
That helped. Thanks. I was just concerned I might've uploaded the image wrong, since this is my first upload. Thanks again. —Mythdon 00:53, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

New User Needing Some Help[edit]

Hello,

I am a new Wikipedian. I was very proud to have made my first edit, however I woke up in the morning to find my edit had been removed, and a message had appeared saying "An editor has expressed a concern that this account may be a sock puppet of Djdan4961". I looked it up and it seems to be about sharing IP addresses. I share an IP address with hundreds of people (as far as I am aware), and so I'm not sure what to do about this. I saw that there was a 'template' to say you shared IP addresses, but I'm not sure how to add it to my page, or how to say "shared with many possible users". I can see that I have changed the same page as another person, and am frankly unsurprised as this is a contentious issue that doesn't seem to have been well-documented in the article.

If anyone could help me that'd be great!

I can confirm that no-one is puppeteering my socks!

Thanks guys — Preceding unsigned comment added by Heteroclite* (talkcontribs) 04:54, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

There are two separate things going on here, Heteroclite*. First, you made a change to Labour Party (UK) leadership election, 2016, which Timrollpickering disagreed with, and reverted. This is a normal event on Wikipedia, and if you want to pursue it further, the proper course of action is to discuss it on the article's talk page: see WP:BRD. What actually happened is that Djdan4961 applied essentially the same edit a couple of hours later. This is Paul reverted that as well, and suggested that Heteroclite* (which was only created that day) was a sock-puppet - a second account used in contravention of Wikipedia's rules - of Djdan4961. It is nothing to do with IP addresses, but a suspicion that the same person is using two or more accounts. --ColinFine (talk) 12:29, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
Heteroclite*, Djdan4961, just to say that Colin is right. If neither of you have engaged in the activity described above then you are welcome to remove the template on your user page, and post something else there, or redirect it to your talk page. This is Paul (talk) 17:44, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

UIPM and Wikidata[edit]

Please someone check Template:UIPM. In the talk page I said that there are no more ids in the url of the UIPM site. One user stated that if the data in Wikidata is correct, the template can be added without the id number. However, for example in Aleksander Lesun the link goes to [1], while in the Wikidata the link correctly directs me to [2].--User:Tomcat7 (talk) 12:48, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Fixed by [3]. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:21, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Math formulae do not display in a .docx document after a copy-paste from a Wikipedia page[edit]

Math formulae do not display in a .docx document after a copy-paste from a Wikipedia page like this:

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermitian_adjoint.

I never had a problem like this till a few a days ago. (And I don't have this problem when copying-pasting from other sources, like:

  http://quantummechanics.ucsd.edu/ph130a/130_notes/node133.html,  or:
  http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ConjugateTranspose.html )

I have this problem with Microsoft Word and both with Windows7 and Windows8, both with Internet Explorer and Mozilla, both with Google and Yahoo.

How can I fix this problem?

Thank you Ennio Guidotti — Preceding unsigned comment added by 5.170.24.164 (talk) 15:11, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Fake Article[edit]

I'm pretty sure this is the work of a fantasist Oliver O'Dea, it's all very nebulous and there is no record whatsoever of him in boxrec.com Unibond (talk) 15:22, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

I have fixed up the reference, Unibond, so he appears to be real. Whether he is notable is a different question. --ColinFine (talk) 16:09, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
thanks, I still think it is stretching the truth "7 fights while based in Houston TX" I could find no trace of any professional bouts as a boxer, Texas has a well run commission, I am 100% these fights didn't happen, not only would they have disappeared from his record but also from the records of his supposed 7 opponents Unibond (talk) 16:50, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

plant vs zombies 2 world ideas[edit]

collapse misplaced text

Plant vs zombies 2 new world ideas

Plant vs zombies 2 12th world should be a dark halaweeny world where it is evening and at the final wave it becomes night. Like in other world's there is sun tiles in this halaween world there should be moon tiles where when a zombie stands on it, it activates there special abalities. Here are some ideas of plants from this world:Doom shroom a plant from plant vs zombies which returns to plant vs zombies 2 explodes all zombies in a 2×5 area killing all zombies instantly including gargantuars,it also leave a a crate in the ground which stays there for 20 seconds and then sinks away. Gloop plant is a plant that doesn't deal damage but weakens and slows down zombies in a 1×3 area, every 3 seconds it Gloops zombies and makes them weaker in speed, ability and strength. Ghost buster busts all ghost zombies on the screen and deals more damage the more it s planted nearer to the zombies.

Here are some ideas of zombies from this world: bomb zombies apear on day 1 and walk close to the the nearest plant on that lane and explode it and explode there self's to they can be killed before this happens. Skeleton caller zombies use moon tiles to activate there special ability and after it activates it's ability it makes 5-10 skeletons come out of random moon tiles, this zombie can be stoped by placing a wall nut in front of it. Wear wolf zombies are just ordinary zombies that only become wear wolf's when they stand on a moon tile and become a were wolf and blows all your plants on each row not column one by one slowly. Vampire imps are imps with new sprites of a vampie based costume like the one from plant vs zombies heroes. Ghost sprayer zombies spray 3 zombies into ghosts when standing on a moon tile, ghost zombies can teleport anywhere they want but they can't come to close to the players house. Monster gargauntars are a little bit stronger then normal gargauntars and have a sprite of a monster zombie.

This is only part 1 of this world with 16 levels in it so far.

Premium plant for part 1 is planters plasma which shoots out strong dangerous plasma that can vaporise zombies and gets stronger for each zombie it kills.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Youshallnotpassss (talkcontribs) 17:29, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

This page is for asking questions about editing Wikipedia - do you have such a question? - Arjayay (talk) 17:34, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

publish[edit]

howcan i publish any article on wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mdtaqialexander (talkcontribs) 18:53, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Hi and welcome! Click on WP:YFA to see how to start an article, and what the requirements are before doing so. CrowCaw 18:56, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

sort name in a category different than a person's pagename[edit]

As an example, I want the name 'Eric Murray' to appear in the category listing 'Canadian bridge players' as opposed to his article name 'Eric Murray (bridge)'. Can this be done? Newwhist (talk) 20:17, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

@Newwhist: It's not possible to change the name displayed in a category. It's possible to sort it in another position in the category but in spite of your heading it appears you are not asking about sorting. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:26, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
@Newwhist: Not the most elegent solution, but in this particular case you can use the redfirect Eric R. Murray as the entry in the category list instead. Ottawahitech (talk) 23:29, 28 August 2016 (UTC)please ping me
Don't use redirects for this. It breaks many category features, e.g. being able to see the category at the bottom of the article to find related articles. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:27, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Copyvio curiosity[edit]

While attempting to find a source for an article, I found a good one -- too good. At first I suspected a copyright violation by a WP editor, since the content was virtually identical. However, the format of the book chapter that I checked suggested the opposite; that the book copied WP (note 'External links' at the bottom). I could not find any attribution "CC BY-SA 3.0 License", or whatever; but, the pages before the table of contents were omitted in the Google preview. Compare:

I didn't know what to do, so I am posting here. 2606:A000:4C0C:E200:1821:CD59:E35A:CB68 (talk) 20:42, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

That is really odd, there appears to be a section on copyright information in the book, but it is not available in the preview. But, there is also this book and this book which follow the same layout. -- The Voidwalker Discuss 21:11, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:Republishers. The linked books are selfpublished via Lulu (company). PrimeHunter (talk) 22:09, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

No page view statistics for August 27, 2016?[edit]

I cannot see the page view statistics for August 27, 2016. Any idea what is going on? Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 23:09, 28 August 2016 (UTC)please ping me

Looks like this problem has been resolved. Many thanks. Ottawahitech (talk) 14:51, 30 August 2016 (UTC)please ping me

August 29[edit]

Incoming link count[edit]

Resolved: 00:56, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Please does anyone know of a simple tool to count incoming links to a page, ideally limited to links from the article namespace? I can page through Special:WhatLinksHere and count manually, but this gets tedious for articles with many thousands of incoming links. I've searched through tools.wmflabs.org and found a tool that works for disambiguation pages only, but I'm hoping for something similar that includes ordinary articles. Thanks, Certes (talk) 00:32, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

See Help:What links here#Number of links. There has been a request to integrate a function similar to this into Mediawiki since 2005 Phab:T6394. Nanonic (talk) 00:53, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the speedy response, Nanonic. Dispenser's tool looks like exactly what I was seeking. Certes (talk) 00:56, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Refdesk permalink[edit]

Resolved: 01:32, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Is there a way to create a permalink to a section (i.e. "question") on a reference desk? --2606:A000:4C0C:E200:1821:CD59:E35A:CB68 (talk) 00:51, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

You would begin to do this in the same way as any permalink. Access the page and then click 'Permanent Link' and once done, click the section heading you want and copy the URL including the oldid. For example, the permalink for this page when you edited it would be https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Help_desk&oldid=736660361 (or Special:Permalink/736660361) and the permalink for the section at that point would be https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Help_desk&oldid=736660361#Refdesk_permalink (or Special:Permalink/736660361#Refdesk_permalink). As with any permalink, this links to that particular version of the page. Any subsequent edits are not included. Nanonic (talk) 01:05, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Nanonic! Works fine, I especially like the 2nd option, making it an internal link. 2606:A000:4C0C:E200:1821:CD59:E35A:CB68 (talk) 01:32, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Disable mobile site?[edit]

Is there a way I can permanently disable the mobile version of Wikipedia and always show the desktop version instead? I use Wikipedia on a mobile device but find the desktop version much better. Thanks!AnAwesomeArticleEditor (talk) 01:24, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

@AnAwesomeArticleEditor: At the bottom of every mobile page should be a button to switch over the desktop mode. The preference should be saved as a cookie and will stick until you clear those. You can also click on this link in mobile view and it will do the same thing. --Majora (talk) 01:52, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Maybe it should be saved as a cookie, but in my experience (Android, Chrome) it isn't. I have failed to find a way to achieve what AnAwesomeArticleEditor wants. Maproom (talk) 07:33, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

List of infobox template subset[edit]

I need a relatively easy way to produce a list of infobox templates that support the individual coordinates-related parameters. For this purpose it would probably be sufficient to list templates that support one of |latitude=, |latd=, or |lat_d= (or 3 separate lists). To be clear, I'm talking about templates, not template transclusions. ―Mandruss  02:43, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

@Mandruss:

Latd search, Lat_d search, the latitude one is a little bit trickier. Give me a few minutes while I read up on cirrus searches. --Majora (talk) 03:09, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

@Mandruss: So I did figure out a better way to do this but the wikimarkup is having a fit with the renaming so they are just going to have to be full links. There is one catch. I can't figure out how to filter out the subpages. So the /doc, /sandbox, ect for various templates are in there too. If anyone else can figure that out and let both of us know that would be great. --Majora (talk) 03:35, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Latitude: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&limit=500&offset=0&ns10=1&search=insource%3A%22%7B%7B%7Blatitude%7C%7D%7D%7D%22+intitle%3AInfobox&searchToken=5wdrd09e5yfpmvcj95gxzqn8h

Latd: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&profile=advanced&profile=advanced&fulltext=Search&search=insource%3A%22%7B%7B%7Blatd%7C%7D%7D%7D%22+intitle%3AInfobox&ns10=1&searchToken=292g5p4jnm4fljwq2y7jzivb4

Lat_d:https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&profile=advanced&profile=advanced&fulltext=Search&search=insource%3A%22%7B%7B%7Blat_d%7C%7D%7D%7D%22+intitle%3AInfobox&ns10=1&searchToken=e8mpmqrw0el939mmkiwtoh01m

@Mandruss and Majora: Adding "-intitle:doc -intitle:sandbox -intitle:testcases" to the searches eliminates many of the unwanted pages. -- John of Reading (talk) 04:47, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

What is redesigned notification page and where is it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Youshallnotpassss (talkcontribs) 08:31, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

creating a user page[edit]

Why can't I create a user page when I press the create a user button it doesn't workYoushallnotpassss (talk) 09:03, 29 August 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Youshallnotpassss (talkcontribs) 08:47, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

I keep clicking the create user page button and it doesn't work I am new to thisYoushallnotpassss (talk) 09:07, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

My user name is youshallnotpassss I forgot my passwordYoushallnotpassss (talk) 09:19, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Seems like you are currently logged in into your account. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:24, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

I know youshallnotpasss is my username but I forgotten my password and when I type my username in it says it doesn't exist and I need to login again nowYoushallnotpassss (talk) 10:19, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Youshallnotpassss, you're already logged in. We know this because when you are signing your post, it puts your username and a timestamp. What you may be seeing is that you don't have a user page which is true. That is why your name is showing up in red. Once you create the page, which you can do without needing the password (since you're logged in), your name will show up in blue. †Dismas†|(talk) 11:36, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

user page[edit]

It won't let me create a user page when I click on the create a user page buttonYoushallnotpassss (talk) 17:10, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

@Youshallnotpassss: What exact error is it giving you when you click save page? -- The Voidwalker Discuss 17:30, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

creating a user pageYoushallnotpassss (talk) 11:32, 30 August 2016 (UTC)[edit]

Every time I try to click the create a new user page button it doesn't work the button itself doesn't work is it because i'm using Android Youshallnotpassss (talk) 11:32, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Please don't create a new section for each message. I have merged the 3 sections in which you are continuing the same discussion. --David Biddulph (talk) 12:24, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error included ref[edit]

Hi-I am new but an expert in the field of Northern Soul music following 43 years in the business. Are my edits ok as error messages keep cropping up? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gaynorjones (talkcontribs) 09:33, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

The error messages said "Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page)", and the words "help page" were in blue to show that they were a wikilink, in this case to Help:Cite errors/Cite error included ref. In any case, your edit was reverted as you hadn't understood what is required for a reference. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:28, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

about page creation[edit]

i want know that how to creat page for the public about myself — Preceding unsigned comment added by Devidayal100 (talkcontribs) 11:41, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Symbol move vote.svg Please see Your first article. If you'd like help going through the steps below, try the Article Wizard.
  1. Ensure that you have an account and you are logged in. If you don't have an account, create one
  2. Learn the basics of editing with the Wikipedia:Tutorial
  3. Make sure the subject is notable enough to warrant a stand-alone article
  4. Gather reliable sources to cite in the article
  5. Make sure no article on the subject exists under a different title by typing the subject into the search box and clicking 'Search'
  6. Type the page name in the search box and click 'Go'
  7. Click 'Create this page'
  8. Create the article, including all your references, making sure you adhere to the Manual of Style and our article layout guidelines
  9. Be aware that Wikipedia deletes thousands of new articles for failing to adhere to our policies and guidelines. New articles by new users are at extra risk of deletion, due to new users' unfamiliarity with our rules. Consider gaining experience by editing existing articles before attempting to create new ones.
I recommend not creating an article about yourself, however, as you have a conflict of interest. Also, please sign your post by typing four tildes (~~~~) or clicking the signature button above the edit box which looks like this: Button sig.png. Do not sign in articles. Pppery (talk) 12:12, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
@Devidayal100: See above. Pppery (talk) 12:19, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Question du la polémique[edit]

Mieux avec le bandeau pour garçon tableau à Paris et << Wikipedia >>? Manières à l’égard grâce à près statistiques et données, ouvrière demeurera étroitement au locaux déploiement sous-marins rideaux de oukazes. --Le Kàloàk (talk) 13:15, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Try asking at the French Wikipedia help desk: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Questions_techniques RudolfRed (talk) 17:06, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law page[edit]

There are problems with the Wikipedia page for Mitchell Hamline School of Law. The page has received very little editorial attention since the school was created on Dec. 10 2015, after the combination of William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline School of Law. I believe merging the William Mitchell page and the Hamline Law page is appropriate as a way to show that the two schools are now a part of Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Some Wikipedia editors argue that's recentism, but I disagree. Key point: the William Mitchell page contains incorrect information, since the school no longer exists. It also mixes in current information about Mitchell Hamline School of Law, such as the web address. Some of the same issues are on the Hamline Wikipedia page as well. Meanwhile the Mitchell Hamline School of Law page doesn't include the most basic information about the school, such as its physical address. Full disclosure: I'm an employee of Mitchell Hamline School of Law who has requested something be done with this page in the past on the William Mitchell and Mitchell Hamline talk pages, but nothing has been done. Posttim (talk) 16:25, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

William Mitchell was a much bigger school. It may be appropriate to rename it to Mitchell Hamline School while retaining a separate article about former Hamline School. Ruslik_Zero 17:46, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

COI[edit]

I noticed that a recent edit at World Aquarium was made by user, World Aquarium. The edits weren't particularly ad-like, though he introduced a bunch of grammatical errors which I tried to correct. I'm not sure of all the steps to take to notify the user of COI; could someone here do this please? (and maybe instruction so I can take care of it myself in the future). I think I'll go back and put a refimprove tag on it, and maybe search for some references when I have time for a proper google search. Thanks, Leschnei (talk) 18:40, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Warned. TimothyJosephWood 19:06, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
You can use {{Uw-coi}} to give a templated warning to someone. There's also {{Welcome-COI}} if it's among their first few edits. If the problems persist, you can raise the issue at WP:UAA (for user name violations), WP:AIV (for spamming), WP:COIN (for issues directly related to COI), or WP:ANI (for other behavioral issues). Generally, I find most of these noticeboards unnecessary, as people are usually reasonable when approached politely. If they're not doing anything disruptive, I sometimes just ignore it, but I keep an eye on the account to make sure it doesn't start spamming or whitewashing. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 22:08, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks TimothyJosephWood and thanks for the tips NinjaRobotPirate. I'll make a note for next time. Leschnei (talk) 22:35, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

unwanted info on site[edit]

hi, my son zamon white name appears on the mobile wikipedia page of his father BANKROLL FRESH. i tried to erase it in edits but it does not show as an option to delete. could you please delete his name as one of the children or explain to me how can i can do it or what link is allowing his name to be on this site. thank you. i want as much privacy as possible — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bossladymira (talkcontribs) 19:32, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello, it looks as if your edit here successfully removed the information. It may be a temporary anomaly which means it still appears on the mobile site. Eagleash (talk) 19:44, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi @Bossladymira:, you may also want to read WP:COI, as it is apparent that you have some sort of conflict of interest in regarding the material/article that you are editing. Reagrds. —MeowMoon (talk) 20:24, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
The conflict of interest here appears to be a minor issue, and probably less important than the presumption of privacy for living subjects, especially for persons who are relatively unknown, as detailed at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons. The material in question was unsourced, and therefore subject to removal. However, if more caution is wanted, changes can be requested by using the {{request edit}} template on the article's talk page. —Coconutporkpie (talk) 22:13, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

How-to question[edit]

(refactored from Wikipedia talk:Citing sources)

I want upload my village details, how can it possible Rahul Madhavi (talk) 17:51, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

@Rahul Madhavi: What exactly do you mean by, "village details"? MeowMoon (talk) 20:27, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

articles for newspaper[edit]

I have switched computers and do not have the correct website to receive the weekly articles for Sierra County Sentinel.

If you could please send me the link to have the weekly articles I would appreciate it.

Thank You, Tina Baca Sierra County Sentinel— Preceding unsigned comment added by 8.34.73.195 (talk) 22:33, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello Tina,
Although this help desk is for those who need assistance editing or using Wikipedia, we realize that sometimes people come here when they are unsure where to go for other help. That being said, the link to the online version of the newspaper is:
There you will find a link to 'Manage your subscription' which hopefully will be what you need. --I hope this helps. 2606:A000:4C0C:E200:4BF:6AED:D301:8167 (talk) 00:09, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Clarification needed about WP:PIPELINK[edit]

In the see also section of Gandhi (film) there is a link to Jinnah (film), but links as Jinnah when I changed it to Jinnah (film) another user reverted and pointed to a WP:PIPELINK, I read it and found nothing wrong with my edit. If I understand correctly, since Jinnah and Jinnah (film) are distinct topics, so the current linking is misleading. I would like some assistance on this.--NadirAli نادر علی (talk) 23:16, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

What MarnetteD did was correct. It should not appear to the reader as "Jinnah (film)" because that is not the name of the film. The name is simply "Jinnah". The reader likely doesn't care that we have other articles with a similar title to "Jinnah". And the text after the link, "Jinnah a 1998 film", makes it clear that the link is taking them to the article about the film. †Dismas†|(talk) 23:25, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
FYI, edits like this are done quite often. Here is an example of a similar edit that I made earlier today. †Dismas†|(talk) 23:27, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
(edit conflict)x2 As noted on the OPs talk page the italicization of the film title makes it a distinct topic from the article about the person. For those of you who want to check I have implemented a compromise here Gandhi (film)#See also (sorry Dismas when the OP posted this I hadn't made that edit yet) MarnetteD|Talk 23:30, 29 August 2016 (UTC)


August 30[edit]

Referencing errors on Jay Kim[edit]

Reference help requested. I corrected a reference on this page of Jay Kim - by deleting the incorrect phrase. The page had referenced an LA Times article that said that the subject (Jay Kim) was the first Asian immigrant to be elected to Congress. That is not correct, as Dalip Singh Saund met this threshold. I'm not sure what to do to make this complete. Thanks, Stasikat (talk) 00:27, 30 August 2016 (UTC) Stasikat

Infobox Template not working[edit]

I have tried to format Roy Roundtree like Tyrone Wheatley. I can't get the highlights to work.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 00:34, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

  • On Roy's page you're using the College Coach infobox, which doesn't have that variable. It would seem logical to add a player-highlights to that template, since there are spots for other playing-career items in it. CrowCaw 00:42, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Since [4] they use different infoboxes with different parameters: {{Infobox college coach}} and {{Infobox NFL biography}}. The former does not have a highlights parameter. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:46, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
  • There is an "awards" param, which looks like what TTT is looking to add. CrowCaw 00:47, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

How to insert hyperlinks to Wiki pages[edit]

How do I insert hyperlinks to other Wiki articles? The article should have blue highlighting of the name of the notable's link. When I tried the first notable link, it showed an arrow box to the web address, but did not turn the name blue. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eurydice2016 (talkcontribs) 01:35, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

@Eurydice2016: [[James Dwight Dana]] produces James Dwight Dana. See more at Help:Link. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:39, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

How to check history...and more[edit]

Hello, Recently I have been studying philosophers most notably Socrates.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates

Upon returning to the Wikipedia "Socrates" Web page I have noticed a grevious amount of changes that were made within the last 72 hours.

How can I view the previously in edited version? 

Additionally, in my search I attempted to remedy one of the omitted links. The afformentioned link was in (Greek?) "oeuvre" used to describe the complete body of work completed by an artist throughout a career.[2] In an attempt to remedy this I noticed that the site has been set to prevent vandalism. It is in my humble opinion that this site may have been vandalized.

Your urgent attention is greatly appreciated and thank you for all of the wonderful works and contributions. The works within these pages are an invaluable rescource to all.

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:387:B:3:0:0:0:C1 01:53, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Hello. You could see Help:Page history to understand how to view past edited versions of any page on Wikipedia and retrieve content you might want. Also, thank you for the note on vandalism. Lourdes 04:45, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
I don't see a "grevious amount of changes". In the last two weeks, an editor has changed the spacing around some em-dashes, and another has added a picture showing Socrates. Maproom (talk) 11:39, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Override NOGALLERY tag[edit]

bsd. i edit a lot of logos, which are not free, and therefore have the NOGALLERY tag in all categories specifically for them. In order to identify images that csn be improved, galleries are very useful, so i would like to know if there is a way of manually overriding the nogallery tag, without removing it. thank you. --Ben Stone 03:11, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Overriding that would defeat the purpose. Logos can only legally be used for very specific reasons. 2606:A000:4C0C:E200:4BF:6AED:D301:8167 (talk) 03:21, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
Let me clarify: by override i mean just for editing purposes, without ever changing the actual page, exclusively for editing purposes. For example: appending #IgnoreNoGallery to the end of the url, would override said tag, without changing the page, and violating copyright.--Ben Stone 04:09, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
The policy is here: WP:Logos, which would supersede anything I say, of course; but it is my understanding that even having copyrighted logos on non-article space (talk pages, user drafts, etc.) is not allowed (without valid justification). If I'm understanding your intent, you want to assemble a gallery of logos for editing purposes? 2606:A000:4C0C:E200:4BF:6AED:D301:8167 (talk) 04:35, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
No. I am NOT asking about policy at all, my question is completely technical. I want to know whether there is a feature/function/addon, which would allow me to view thumbnails in categories tagged with nogallery without modifying them. The only purpose would be to quickly identify images for improvement.--Ben Stone 04:44, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
I've done some checking (e.g: mw:Help:Magic words#Behavior switches), but can't find any direct answer to your question. --Sorry. 2606:A000:4C0C:E200:4BF:6AED:D301:8167 (talk) 05:10, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the time and effort! --Ben Stone 05:43, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
Can't you just edit the page, erase __NOGALLERY__, and hit show preview? Bruto (talk) 09:10, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

I wish to remove an article about me[edit]

I wish to remove an article about me. It's wrong, and I resent being online in any way. Please help me. I find it offensive that someone would upload information about me (some of which is incorrect) without permission. How do I get rid? Lacherlichcat (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 10:21, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello, you can click on the link 'contact page' on the left of any page and then the link relating to article subjects. This will take you to a specialist team who have the tools to assist you. As a cautionary note please remember it is Wikipedia's page about 'you' built from hopefully reliable sources, not 'your' page. Please do not take any unilateral action such as deleting text etc. as this will not help you in the long run. Good luck. Eagleash (talk) 10:38, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
I have looked at what I suspect is the article in question, and proposed it for deletion, on the grounds that its subject fails to meet Wikipedia's idiosyncratic definition of "notability". Maproom (talk) 13:46, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

general user friendliness of wikipedia[edit]

I am 63 years old, suffering from a deteriorating muscle condition, partly blind, living in a remote village in a developing country with irregular electricity supply, and FEMALE.

this does not diminish my capacity to help make entries as far ranging as those for Lady Chatterley's Lover and ASIO ACCURATE. the page for which my monograph is the only reference cited with a descriptive citation is still riddled with errors of FACT.

I am prompted to write because I heard on Australian radio this morning about the rather disproportionate number in the percentages of contributing editors who are not men. This is 2016 and I thought that by now the idea was rather that knowledge should be no longer the province of only half the world's population.

If you could be so kind (sic) as to postulate the existence of a person with a very sharp mind who could very easily ( well, at great physical sacrifice) fix a large number of small and greater errors - THE person who ought to have been consulted about one particular page as it happens, a person who without being a Neanderthal having begun using email in 1992, is nevertheless unacquainted with Facebook or any other form of social media, does not go online shopping except under torture, but nevertheless cannot see why SHE should be excluded on ANY of these grounds from helping if we are sincerely talking about accurate factual knowledge, then there needs to be a more user friendly way of getting in contact with people for those who have never done a live chat in their lives or used Facebook or Twitter etc.

if this is the wrong page for these observations, could someone please forward them to were they should be and perhaps think of a person they know in a wheelchair who still keeps trying to contribute. Not everyone is a white male speaking English and under 40 years of age - I say this without bitterness in the least - but again, merely as an observation of FACT

in the 21st Century though I do realize in FACT knowledge is still a club belonging nearly exclusively to the male of the species, if THEORIETICALLY at least, Wikipedia would like to avoid having such a finger pointed at it, it could possibly adopt a more user friendly attitude and postulate the existence of someone as I have described myself to be, and someone could perhaps contact me. I have already made contributions under another name but I am too ill to chase them. Either Wikipedia is committed to accuracy an excellence or it is not

Like Emily Dickenson I do not really care of my name is associated with anything in particular but unlike her, I am a historian and a writer not a poet. I do not know how to watch this page so if someone can work the Oracle and find some way to email me this would be great. Dr Shining J Mountan (talk) 11:30, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

@Dr Shining J Mountan: Thank you for your message - I'll address a couple of points:
"cannot see why SHE should be excluded"
How do you feel you are excluded? Wikipedia aims to be wholly inclusive of every person, and although we do fall short in some aspects we are working to resolve that.
"find some way to email me"
Unfortunately we cannot do that - but you can email us! If you pop an email over to info-en@wikimedia.org either myself or another member of our volunteer team will be happy to discuss these concerns with you.
I hope I've managed to answer at least some of your concerns -- samtar talk or stalk 11:38, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
I agree with Samtar. What exactly are you complaining about? If you're merely angry that more women don't contribute to wikipedia, there is nothing that can be done except for more women to contribute to wikipedia.74.70.146.1 (talk) 14:50, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

{{Expand section}} template not using full width of article[edit]

Anybody know why the {{Expand section}} template in the File_Allocation_Table#Concepts article is only a fraction of the width of the article, and so is all bunched up? Chaheel Riens (talk) 13:02, 30 August 2016 (UTC)