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    May 22[edit]

    Template dagger malfunctioning[edit]

    The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
    Closing this discussion since it's redundant to the same question asked by the same person 20 minutes earlier at the Wikipedia Teahouse. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:30, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Immediate assistance required because template:dagger currently outing this †, Anoop Bhatia (talk) 01:21, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Anoopspeaks: You just asked about this at WP:THQ#Template dagger malfunctioning. There's no thing to ask the very same question on a different forum, particularly within 20 minutes of each other. Please be patient and wait for someone to repsond to your Teahouse question (some people already have). The world isn't going to end due to the dagger template malfunctioning, if it even is malfunctioning in the first place. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:30, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

    updation state president TAMILNADU G.SRINIVASAN NATIONAL PEOPLES PARTY FROM JUNE 21ST 2023[edit]

    updation state president TAMILNADU G.SRINIVASAN NATIONAL PEOPLES PARTY FROM JUNE 21ST 2023 (talk) 05:12, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Can you provide a published reliable source for the specific change you want to make? Cullen328 (talk) 05:18, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi IP user, I just wanted to point out that you should avoid typing in all caps as this can be perceived as yelling by other editors. Cocobb8 (💬 talk • ✏️ contribs) 19:34, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Newcomer task[edit]

    It appears that the “so called” Newcomer task is already a disaster in progress. Despite being a regular editor I had not heard of it until 17 May 2024, when I noticed a piece of text in Highway 1 (Queensland) had been removed and replaced with identical text, and with no explanation other than “Newcomer task” on 16 May 2024.

    I asked the question “How can the removal of information be described as a newcomer task?”. I have since been accused of making an unreferenced removal. How can this occur, and just what is a “Newcomer task”?

    When this is sorted out please tak a look at Abernethy Road, where I asked a similar question and have not received any response. Downsize43 (talk) 05:16, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Downsize43: Those "Newcomer task" tags link to this page which should explain more thoroughly than I will be able to do here. Essentially, they are edits by new editors made to pages tagged as needing cleanup. It isn't an endorsement of the edit in any way, it is just intended to flag that the editor is new and was brought to that article rather than finding it on their own. Tollens (talk) 05:21, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I'll additionally note that the edit of 15 May on Abernethy Road didn't remove text and then replace it with identical text, it instead added two citations. Tollens (talk) 05:24, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Also on Highway 1 (Queensland), you may have been looking at the wrong diff. The edit flagged as a newcomer task did not remove any information – the edit removing information was another editor undoing the previous "newcomer task" edit because it was unsourced. Tollens (talk) 05:26, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hello, Downsize43. My first observation is that newcomers often make mistakes, and that is not surprising. I suggest that you read Wikipedia:Growth Team features which explains newcomer tasks in great detail. If you still have concerns, then Wikipedia talk:Growth Team features is probably the best place to discuss them. Cullen328 (talk) 05:30, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Finally found something on Archive 1. Hardly the best place for it. Urgently need to get it "out there" somewhere and let the world know. Downsize43 (talk) 06:41, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Downsize43: Both your descriptions of what happened in the newcomer task are incorrect so I wonder whether you know how diffs work. In the page history [1], click the "prev" link in the line tagged with "Newcomer task" to get [2]. The left-hand side is before the edit and the right-hand side is after. The edit added this text: The highway is part of the famous "Big Lap" on National Route 1. A Google search shows it's correct but it was unsourced and maybe not important enough for the lead so somebody reverted it in this edit. This time "Newcomer task" is on the left side which is before the edit so the removal is not itself the newcomer task. See more at Help:Diff. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:23, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @PrimeHunter: Whichever way you look at it the fact remains that the replacement of the previously removed text has no reference, therefore it is entitled to be questioned or removed. I was merely questioning why there was no reference for the added “fact”. Downsize43 (talk) 07:22, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Update New Description for Company Profile[edit]

    Hi Team,

    I want to update Godrej Properties current description. Could you please help me on this? (talk) 06:16, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    It depends on what you want to say and whether there is a conflict of interest involved in some way with the company; see also WP:BOSS. It also has to be said that Godrej Properties may have difficulty meeting the general notability guideline in its current form due to an excess of primary sourcing.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 07:06, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • On Talk:Godrej Properties, make your edit request(s). Be sure to make it clear that you're an employee of the company that's the subject of the article. -- Hoary (talk) 09:10, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Audio timing[edit]

    Is it possible to make the audio start from a specific second? For example: an audio is 20 seconds long and I want it to start at second 13. Is it possible to do this? 14:07, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @W!kipedista: |start=0:13. See Wikipedia:Extended image syntax#Sound files. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:45, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks! 14:48, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    correcting an error of fact in an article[edit]

    In the article on Frederick Russell Burnham, in the "Mexico" section, it describes a presidential summit taking place in 1909. It lists a number of agencies providing security and includes the FBI. The FBI did not exist in 1909. 2600:6C40:5800:4BD:7C19:89AF:F8E1:243E (talk) 15:53, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Every article has a talk page, in this case Talk: Frederick Russell Burnham, which is where discussion of article content should typically take place. Note that our article on the Federal Bureau of Investigation does not quite back up your own claim. (talk) 16:02, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Changing infobox to...?[edit]

    So I'm in a bit of a conundrum here. I wanted to update Topps but apparently, it was acquired by Fanatics in 2022. How would I go around changing it? Is it a subsidiary now? Klinetalkcontribs 15:59, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Do you want to find out if Topps is a subsidiary or how to update the infobox? this suggests that Topps is a subsidiary. TSventon (talk) 18:41, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @TSventon Update the infobox to a subsidiary, seems complicated for a first time affair so some guidance would be helpful. Klinetalkcontribs 00:42, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Kline, the infobox pages are usually helpful. I checked Template:Infobox company and found
    Type of ownership in the company (not their legal form of incorporation), wiki-linked where appropriate. To list percentages owned of a private company, use the ownership parameter. Available types:
    [[Privately held company|Private]]
    [[Public company|Public]]
    [[Division (business)|Division]]"
    So Topps could be a division or a subsidiary.
    If you want help finding information about the company you could try Wikipedia:Reference desk/Humanities. TSventon (talk) 05:29, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Map alignment[edit]

    At Timnath, I tried to add a couple of locator maps. Why don't they align right even when I use the parameter float=right ? Edit: and why one of the label has "class=notpageimage" written under it? trespassers william (talk) 21:04, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Danny lost: They are both at the right margin for me. Where do you see them and what is your browser? "class=notpageimage" ended in the wrong place because there was a wrong ]]. I have removed it.[4] PrimeHunter (talk) 22:36, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you.
    I saw this on Chrome, both pc and mobile. On mobile I use the monobook style w/ the option "Enable responsive mode (Adapt layout to screen size on mobile) - on. Maybe it's turning it off that helped? When logged off, on mobile both maps are center-page. But I guess this is a default override behaviour?
    trespassers william (talk) 11:36, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Danny lost: It's apparently a feature of responsive mode. If the window is deemed too narrow to get a good layout by placing text to the left of an image then float right is ignored. It doesn't matter whether location map templates were used. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:02, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


    I tried to add information about a company I co-founded and received a "Blocked notice" from Wikipedia. I have no idea why this is the case and would like the Block removed asap. I do not understand how to do this. Lmfertig (talk) 21:49, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Lmfertig: What was the article and what username were you using? DuncanHill (talk) 21:52, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Lmfertig, editing with a conflict of interest is a serious problem, especially if undisclosed. Please comply with that behavioral guideline. Cullen328 (talk) 08:07, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    May 23[edit]



    I am creating my profile on Wiki and I cannot upload a picture I took myself and own - there should be no issue but I receive a notification (We could not determine whether this file is suitable for Wikimedia Commons. Please only upload photos that you took yourself with your camera, or see what else is acceptable. See the guide to make sure the file is acceptable and learn how to upload it on Wikimedia). Can you help please?

    Jana Jana Koci (talk) 02:17, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I'm not quite sure what exactly did you mean by "profile" here. If you meant User Page, which is a page that tells other editors about your activities on Wikipedia, then personal photos are not necessary. If you meant a Wikipedia article, however, please note that creating an article about yourself or anyone/anything related to you is strongly discouraged.
    I see that you've already uploaded a photo of yourself. If that's the image in question, I think it is ready to be used already. I would agree with the notification in that it is hard to tell that you took the photo all by yourself. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 03:25, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Jana Koci, you have created a draft for an article about yourself. This is not a good idea: please read and digest Wikipedia:Autobiography. -- Hoary (talk) 07:57, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Jimfbleak subsequently deleted your draft for an article about yourself. -- Hoary (talk) 01:02, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Chen Zihan -[edit]

    the birth year of Chen Zihan is incorrect. indicated in Wikipedia is 1978 but her birth year should be 1975. (talk) 06:46, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    The birth date discrepancy is already covered in the biography, so I fail to see what your point is. Cullen328 (talk) 06:51, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


    Hi! I tried to edit the site of Avri Levitan, because everything that is noted there sounds like AI and he wanted me to change that. But everytime I edit something, it is gone the next day. May somebody help me with that? (talk) 08:47, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hello, IP editor. Your IP address has not edited Avri Levitan and other IP edits in recent months have not complied with policy. You should not be editing any Wikipedia article on behalf of another person. Please read WP:BOSS. If Levitan or anyone else has a problem with the article, then Talk: Avri Levitan is the place for those people to discuss it. Make formal edit requests there. Setting up a Wikipedia account, which is free and easy, will facilitate communication. Cullen328 (talk) 08:59, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Printing Wikipedia[edit]

    How come I cannot print Wikipedia articles? I know my printer and computer are working as they print other stuff, but there doesn't seem to be a connection when I try to print Wikipedia Slinovitz (talk) 10:49, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Help:Printing may be of help. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 11:07, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Slinovitz In addition to that advice, one alternative is to use the "Download as PDF" tool and subsequently print that version locally. Mike Turnbull (talk) 11:36, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    No left click! No {{Inspect diff}} thing, impossible to search from Watchlist[edit]

    Watchlist refreshes but no inspect diff, no operative links (hist, diff etc). Takes five mins to load. Every other page is per normal. OK. Is this due to using code etc so old we would build a better encyclopedia with the walls of Lascaux ?! Wot gives? ——Serial Number 54129 13:48, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Serial Number 54129 My watchlist is doing all the things it normally does: I use the default WP:VECTOR22 skin. If you are not using that, try it. Then report to WP:VPT if the problem persists. Mike Turnbull (talk) 13:56, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I just wish I could find out why it literally changed out of the blue—a couple of hours ago, it was fine, you see. Anyway, thank you very much Mike. ——Serial Number 54129 14:01, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Mabel Normand[edit]

    Hello, I am great-nephew to Mabel Normand and I have been promoting my great aunt Mabel’s career and life for 50yrs of my 75. The biography which appears in Wikipedia mention the same old hash. I have had her first biography published in FILMS IN REVIEW Sept 1974. I have given interviews about her life & career and also give talks and know a considerable amount of information from the family point of view and our own resources which haven’t seen light of day. I would like to write something about my great aunt which comes from my knowledge of those facts. In the present biography in Wikipedia things are mentioned like the Broadway Musical Mack & Mabel to which I contributed to the Librettist, The Stevie Nix song MabelNormand but my public protest is not indicated. Can you tell me how I can legitimately have a say in this biography. It is not entirely accurate nor does it give a fair look at Mabel’s contribution as an early pioneer of motion pictures. Instead it sadly dwells on the negative incidents and not enough on her positive contributions or her private personal happiness events of life nor her deep convictions for fairness in life for the poor. There is no mention of her charitable acts to support orphans and her deeply held religious convictions. These are facts of her life which are as important as the same old rehash. Also Mabel was christened Mabel not Ambel and her father was Claude not Clod. Where do people get this nonsense from? I would like to write the story as according to the facts we her family have. Personally I deeply offended at having to endure any longer this bullying scandal invented in Hollywood Babylon after her death. As her blood relative I have every right to have my say and I would be grateful for your help and advice. The biography in Wikipedia as it stands is not fully factual and has become more fantasised each time it is edited. Who is the person editing it now. At one point I had through Wikipedia the choice to review what was written or contributed by the writer of the time about 5 years ago. What has happened to being able to contact the editor directly. As a living relative I would like to be included in the mini bio as I have seen in other bio’s. with thanks for your help and understanding in this matter Yours sincerely Stephen Normand Great-Nephew of Mabel Normand Stephen Great-Nephew of Mabel Normand (talk) 15:23, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    The way Wikipedia works is that all content is based on what reliable sources have already written about a subject, we can't base content on your personal experience. However, it does sound as if you have done some press yourself, so that could possibly be used as a basis for some article content. Obviosuly you have a conflict of interest here, so the way for you to contribute would be to suggest changes at Talk:Mabel Normand. Just Step Sideways from this world ..... today 15:58, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Is there a reason why you're not using your old account, @Mack&Mabel18, on which you signed off similarly in this comment? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 16:39, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    One thing that I can say for certain is that Hollywood Babylon is not a reliable source for anything. It is sensationalistic trash filled with proven falsehoods. Cullen328 (talk) 18:06, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    "in 1975, The New York Times said of it, "If a book such as this can be said to have charm, it lies in the fact that here is a book without one single redeeming merit."" Yeah, that's not exactly a ringing endorsement. Just Step Sideways from this world ..... today 18:34, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Article Review[edit]

    How to receive an article review? How long of a wait is normal wait time? Article is in "draft" ready to be published draft:Nerijus Glezekas.

    Thank you Petrichor2.0 (talk) 17:04, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    It can take some time, as of right now there are 2,750 pending submissions in Category:Pending AfC submissions, the oldest of which has been pending for three months. Just Step Sideways from this world ..... today 17:16, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Petrichor2.0 The draft now has the previous decline notices restored. There is now a big blue box which would allow it to be re-submitted to review. However, you should not do that until you have updated the draft to address the concerns of the previous reviewers. Mike Turnbull (talk) 17:23, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you for your answer, I really appreciate it. I have been perfecting the article for year now, adding notable sources and addressing the issues previewers found. Hopefully, it will be to their liking now. Petrichor2.0 (talk) 17:27, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Petrichor2.0, your draft is overtly promotional and shot through with non-neutral phrases. It needs heavy editing to bring it into compliance with the Neutral point of view, which is a core content policy. Cullen328 (talk) 18:29, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    An unreferenced sentence such as He is recognized for his musicianship, substantial lyrical work and charismatic stage personality (who says so?) is blatantly promotional and completely unacceptable. Everything in the article must be credited to a reliable independent source. Shantavira|feed me 08:41, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Petrichor2.0 Against my advice, you have re-submitted the draft and I predict it will be declined again. Whole sections (e.g. "Influences") are uncited, which is against the policies for biographies of living people because of lack of verification. The other comments made above are also still relevant. Mike Turnbull (talk) 11:50, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I've given Petrichor's draft an edit. I don't know if the subject meets notability, but at least it is not promotional anymore. Zanahary (talk) 02:32, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Harv errors[edit]

    Hi Folks!! On the Rudolf Roessler article which I updated recently its coming up with harv errors in orange. I don't know what the problem is. Any ideas? scope_creepTalk 21:05, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Scope creep: I'm not seeing any harv errors in orange. Did you resolve this yourself since you did further edit the article after posting this question? If not, perhaps you can indentify the reference or references that are showing error messages. -- Marchjuly (talk) 22:00, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Marchjuly: Its seems to be working. I checked it on Opera and no sign of the errors. I use Firefox and switched everything off, all the add-in and still there, restarted my pc. It states in the first ref "Harv error: linked from CITEREFAccoceQuet1967" in orange. Its weird. scope_creepTalk 22:10, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Marchjuly: Possibly one of the scripts im using that has a reporting bug. scope_creepTalk 22:11, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Marchjuly: Its all of the references being reported. This is a link [5] scope_creepTalk 22:17, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Was it really necessary to ping me three times in the same discussion thread within a seven-minute period? Doing so reminds me of people who repeatedly tap on the bell at the front desk of a hotel or at the register counter of a restaurant because they're unable to wait to be help or because they're not being helped as quickly as they want. Anyway, it seems like DuncanHill as figured out the nature of the problem you're experiencing; so, perhaps things will now be resolved. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:33, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I see it, and also on Alexander von Humboldt. The error messages are generated by User:Trappist the monk/HarvErrors.js. The documentation for that says "This is a "wrong section" error; You included short footnote {{sfn|Anderson|2021}} inline, and there is a valid full citation for it in the bottom matter, but it's in the wrong section, such as "Further reading". It should be in either "Bibliography", or "Works cited" (which must be a level two section heading). Dark orange by default." As far as I can see it should not be showing on these pages. Ping @Trappist the monk: DuncanHill (talk) 22:33, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I do not see the messages that you are complaining about. I'm using the latest version of Chrome and have looked at the offending articles with it and with ms Edge. It has been said here that the messages are not appearing in the Opera browser so that suggests that this may be a Firefox-only issue.
    Trappist the monk (talk) 13:20, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Trappist the monk: I use Edge and I see them. DuncanHill (talk) 16:47, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Barry Devorzon[edit]

    I am Barry Devorzon and on May21,2024 I edited my Wikipedia Bio to correct errors, adjust time line and add additional information. When I was finished I hit Publish. When I search on my name the original Bio information is displayed instead of the newly edited bio I submitted inMay 21, 2024. What is the problem, or does it take a certain amount of time for someone to sign off on it before it will be posted? Bdevorzon (talk) 21:42, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    You've edited the talk page, but your contribution history does not indicate you edited the article itself; if you think you did, it didn't work. You shouldn't be editing the article directly anyway; please use the talk page to propose edits as edit requests. 331dot (talk) 21:51, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi Bdevorzon. Did you by chance happen to read the responses you received to Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions/Archive 1225#Barry Devorzon? They contain information that you might find helpful. Some additional information was also added to your user talk page, including suggestions on how to ask for assistance if you feel that the content written about you on Wikipedia is incorrect or otherwise out-of-date. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:55, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    search box[edit]

    I can't find the search box on the home page. Can you help me Alanwexler2 (talk) 22:00, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Assuming that you're referring to the English Wikipedia homepage, the search box is on the top right for desktop, or would appear after tapping the magnifier icon for mobile webpage. If you still can't find the searchbox, you can still search with Google by typing after your search phrase. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 23:20, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Alanwexler2: As you're a new user and it doesn't appear you're editing from a mobile device, the search field should be at the top of the page in the centre. If you can't see it, assuming you're using a Windows computer, you can make it active by using the key combination Alt+⇧ Shift+F. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 00:13, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    May 24[edit]

    I want to propose a mass renaming of ALL Chinese train stations - how do I do so?[edit]

    Since the WP:COMMONNAME of Chinese train stations is now the pinyin of the cardinal direction rather than the cardinal direction (e.g. "Hangzhoudong Railway Station" instead of "Hangzhou East railway station", "Shanghainan Railway Station" instead of "Shanghai South railway station"), I would like to move all the articles of train stations across China as such. However, there must be thousands of articles that I would have to change. Where can I propose this change? Félix An (talk) 01:11, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    An RFC is probably your best bet. You might want to notify relevant Wikiprojects like WikiProject Trains or WikiProject China. Alternatively, if you're 100% sure that it's not controversial, you could use {{subst:requested move}}; the documentation has more information on how to do multiple pages. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 02:33, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Félix An, maybe I was sleepy, but it took me some time to work out what you were saying. But I imagine that you mean this: "Since the English name used by China Railway for any Chinese train station consisting of a place name plus cardinal direction now doesn't use the place name in pinyin plus a cardinal direction in English (such as 'Hangzhou East railway station') but instead renders the cardinal direction too in pinyin (such as 'Hangzhoudong railway station'), ..." I suppose you'll either have to provide evidence that the latter really are the common names, or have to argue that one or more other factors should outweigh the criterion of commonness. -- Hoary (talk) 04:32, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    That's interesting, but likely controversial, especially when there are Chinese OTAs such as are using the English cardinal directions rather than pinyin. Do open a discussion first before doing or requesting for the mass move. Using the Chinese cardinal directions is definitely WP:OFFICIAL at the very least though, as reflected on the 12306 app. – robertsky (talk) 06:12, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I see that Brussels-midi is a redirect to Brussels-South railway station, but Paris Gare du Nord is a redirect to Gare du Nord, so there's no consistent policy here. (There are direct trains to both from London. In my experience my fellow Brits refer to them by their French names.) Maproom (talk) 06:18, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I don't think this is going to go through, but generally you'd want to make a post on WP:NCZH, MOS:ZH, or both. Remsense 06:22, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    how to create a wikipedia page[edit]

    How do i create a wikipedia page for myself Tanaaz Bhatia (talk) 05:11, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Tanaaz Bhatia, you mean, a page about yourself? If this is what you mean, you do not create such a page. Please read Wikipedia:Autobiography. (Attempts are not actually prohibited, but they usually fail, after wasting various people's time.) -- Hoary (talk) 05:31, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    If empty[edit]

    Can someone please help me edit a template using {{if empty}}. if parameter |template= is empty, the word "article" need to pop up. example:

    {{template|{{if empty |[[Template:{{{template|}}}|article]] |article}}

    it previews like [[Template:|article]] note: the parameter |template= is a link. MAL MALDIVE (talk) 15:26, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Perhaps this instead?
    Trappist the monk (talk) 15:36, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you. MAL MALDIVE (talk) 06:12, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    cant edit the page[edit]

    cant edit the page Raangii (talk) 18:36, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    You haven't indiacted the name of the page you can't edit, so all we can do is guess, but as a brand-new account you are not autoconfirmed so the issue is probably page protection of some sort. Just Step Sideways from this world ..... today 18:40, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Calexico High School Denecof (talk) 22:35, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Attended Calexico High School not Central High School. Denecof (talk) 22:37, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    So you've already said at Talk:Primo Villanueva, Denecof. Good, that's where to say it. But you need to cite a reliable source for saying so. -- Hoary (talk) 23:46, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Source Reliability[edit]

    Hi all, I'm working on a draft for a grade-II listed factory (here for anybody interested). I was wondering if someone could look at this pdf source and give their thoughts on its reliability. It covers events which are otherwise difficult to find elsewhere, but editorial oversight and the company's incentives to produce the report are questionable. Pahunkat (talk) 22:45, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Biased sources can still be reliable for facts. Section 6, which lays out the consultancy's argumentation regarding development of the site, is probably too biased to cite, but the rest of the report doesn't seem problematic in my opinion. Folly Mox (talk) 23:16, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Alright, thanks Folly Mox. Pahunkat (talk) 10:16, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Tank Dumars[edit]

    Video Game Charcter in NCAA 14 Dynasty mode (talk) 23:42, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Do you have a question about editing Wikipedia? -- Hoary (talk) 23:47, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    May 25[edit]

    Submitting material[edit]

    How does one add a Wikipedia entry for, say, a new book series or its fictional characters? (talk) 01:59, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Does the book/series meet these guidelines for inclusion? Zanahary (talk) 02:16, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Fictional characters are notable only when reliable, published sources that are entirely independent of the book, the author and the publisher devote significant attention to the fictional character. Not passing mentions, but delving deeply. Cullen328 (talk) 04:16, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I need help from a Wikitable wizard[edit]

    I'm working on Sikidy and want to copy a table from a source. The table has some complicated headers, with some nesting. Would anyone be willing to help me out with them? I can't seem to figure out how to do them. Below are the header rows alone (which in the wikitable I would want to all be shaded dark, as headers are)

    Thank you very much! Zanahary (talk) 02:15, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    With visual editing, you'll need to have a 3×5 header, and select the cells to be merged to form the long cells. As for shading, switch to source editing and change "|" of each cell to "!". You can copy the following table:
    Tutwakhamoe (talk) 02:58, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    You are amazing, thank you so much! Zanahary (talk) 03:00, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Paragraph rendering in VisualEditor as a single template block[edit]

    The first paragraph of Kangina, when opened in Visual Editor, renders as a single template block. Why is this? Is there a fix? Thanks! Zanahary (talk) 02:53, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Zanahary: Fixed by starting a new paragraph of the wikitext in the source editor.[6] PrimeHunter (talk) 10:17, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks so much! Zanahary (talk) 19:48, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    What should this article's title be?[edit]

    Hi there, I want to write an article about Komatsu's surface mining excavators, however, am unsure what to name the article title. The model series starts from PC2000 and goes to PC8000. Why can't I name it Komatsu PC-series excavators? Because all of their other models use the PC prefix, except for their surface mining excavators all models are numbers in the thousands. Any suggestions? Best, X750. Spin a yarn? Articles I've screwed over? 05:58, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @X750: Komatsu just calls them "Surface mining excavators" at "Komatsu surface mining excavators" has no Google hits but I cannot think of a better name when they have many other excavators with PC numbers. PrimeHunter (talk) 10:06, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    PrimeHunter I was thinking of doing something similar to how nVidia has their GeForce 10 series, because whilst you're right that Komatsu surface mining excavators is a unique term, I'm not entirely comfortable with it being a non-specific term (other companies such as Caterpillar offer surface excavators too), I was thinking something along the lines of "Komatsu PC-xxxx series", with something better in place of the "xxxx" placeholder in the title. Do you kind of understand what I'm getting at? All else fails, I can just fall back on your suggestion. Best, X750. Spin a yarn? Articles I've screwed over? 10:41, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @X750: I don't think "Komatsu surface mining excavators" implies that only Komatsu makes surface mining excavators. I think a PC name for the series should only be used if Komatsu or reliable sources use it. Is it even described as a "series" by anyone? PrimeHunter (talk) 12:32, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    How to upload a photo while editing[edit]

    I was editing a page related to the Kanker State. I have the ohoto of the last ruler of the state and want to upload it. I am his grandson and it is a family photo owned by me. I am not being able to upload the photo. Please guide/assist. Adityakanker (talk) 06:49, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    See WP:UPIMAGE. The main issue is copyright, because unless you took the photo yourself or had permission from the person who did, it might not be suitable, although it could have a fair use rationale.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 07:04, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    If you have evidence that the photo was taken before 1929, then it's no longer protected by copyright, and you can upload it to Commons. You'll need to convince them of its date.
    If after 1929, then you'll need permission from the current copyright-holder to upload it to Commons. I presume you don't know who that is, so you won't be able to upload it there. But you may be able upload a "fair-use" reduced-resolution version of it here on Englisj-language Wikipedia. Maproom (talk) 11:38, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Contribute content[edit]

    How to contribute content to wikipedia Sonal Shivagunde (talk) 09:04, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Start with WP:TUTORIAL. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 09:22, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Creating Wikidata from Wikipedia[edit]

    G'day to all. Is there a way to create a new Wikidata item from a Wikipedia, without going to Wikidata site and "manually" creating a new corresponding item that could then be connected to a newly created wikipedia article ? Thx in advance. ౪ Santa ౪99° 15:34, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Santasa99, You could try Wikipedia:WE-Framework. Also a bot will probably create an item for a new article eventually. I don't create many items, so manual input works fine for me. TSventon (talk) 17:06, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks TS, I will see what this WE-F is. It would be cool to have this capability to create a wd item from wp immediately after creation of an article, though. ౪ Santa ౪99° 19:16, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    How to indicate that two teams have tied in a Sports Table module.[edit]

    On my current draft page, at User:Yoblyblob/1985 Niue Soccer Tournament, the two top teams in Division 1 officially tied for a joint championship. Does anyone know how to edit the number to show them both finishing in first? Yoblyblob (Talk) :) 21:24, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]