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April 16[edit]

Serbocroation heroic songs [sic][edit]

Several pages cite a work called the "Serbocroation heroic songs" by Milman Parry and Albert B. Lord. Can I change it to "Serbocroatian" instead? Thanks, NotReallySoroka (talk) (formerly DePlume) 03:27, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

@NotReallySoroka: I see a few images online of the book cover with "Serbocroatian" or "Serbo-Croatian", but no images of "Serbocroation". However, some prominent websites use the "Serbocroation" spelling. If you're confident that this book was never released with the "Serbocroation" spelling, then feel free to edit the references. You can also submit edit requests to Amazon, Goodreads, etc. to review their entries. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 03:39, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
@GoingBatty: I have changed them all since Serbocroatian makes more sense. I have used the E. S. "Changed "Serbocroation" to "Serbocroatian", o to a." for all such edits. Hope it was correct, NotReallySoroka (talk) (formerly DePlume) 03:50, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Coin of the year award article[edit]

When is someone with the information, eg, the new owners, World coin news, and the Journal of East Asian Numismatics, going to update this article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Antlion12 (talkcontribs) date (UTC)

When a volunteer with the necessary interest, knowledge, and reliable published sources chooses to do so, Antlion12. It could be you! I suggest you post a suggestion - with citations to sources - at Talk:Coin of the Year Award. Since that talk page doesn't seem to have much traffic, you might also post at the talk pages of the two WikiProjects identified on that Talk page. --ColinFine (talk)

Question[edit]

Can I change my user name? --Dinesh (talk) 06:18, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

See WP:UNC. nagualdesign 06:53, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Please Thonks re The Bronks (The Bronx, yes Thonks)[edit]

I used [[Category:Defunct hospitals in The Bronx]] and then, seeing RED, made a file with

  • #REDIRECT [[Category:Defunct hospitals in the Bronx]], which was changed per someone's objection to
  • {{Category redirect|Defunct hospitals in the Bronx}}


Time to call for help? The Bronx is what should have been used, so should I call for Tobor (Robot spelled backwards)? Can someone with 'bigger than big, stronger than strong' (from the theme song) please help fix this? Perhaps [[List of hospitals in the Bronx]] and friends (e.g. Category:History of The Bronx) too? Pi314m (talk) 07:04, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

@Pi314m: I don't know what you mean by "Thonks". The Bronx says "the Bronx" hundreds of times and so does the whole category system at Category:The Bronx. See The Bronx#Use of definite article, the third box at top of Talk:The Bronx, and Talk:The Bronx/Name and capitalization. Categories work differently than articles and we generally don't want category redirects at alternative spellings and capitalizations. This is partly because the category becomes blue when it's added to a page so editors may think it's OK but the page isn't listed in the right category. I will clean up some inappropriate "The Bronx". PrimeHunter (talk) 09:34, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

page title with 'wikipedia:title'[edit]

I just finished my edit. It was in the draft page I asked someone to move the page. It was saved like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Vakki I like to have this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vakki without Wikipedia and it's in the project page not just a page. Please help me to move. thanks --Jvanilie (talk) 07:26, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

@Jvanilie: I have moved it back to Draft:Vakki and added a box with a Submit button. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:15, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

@PrimeHunter: thanks so much!! It worked! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jvanilie (talkcontribs) 10:00, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Too many grammar issues[edit]

Hello there,

I happened to be one of the editors for the article The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, and I do watch the series, but however I happen to come across this help desk because many of the edits made by a same contributor (anonymous) happened to make too many grammar and proofing mistakes (as well as some minor original research and other inconsistencies not found on other Apprentice articles) and I took some hassle to improve it according to the Manual of Style. I already informed the editor on the issue, but I may not have the time to work on edits because I am busy, hence I need manpower.

If this the case, may I include the tag (copy edit) and can you last this until the end of the season? Thank you for reading this. TVSGuy (talk) 11:32, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

TVSGuy, if you add {{copy edit}} it'll pop up on the Guild of Copy Editors' backlog, which means someone will eventually look at it. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 12:11, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
I understand, and this is my first time I was intended to do this; I need some time before I decide whether I will be doing this. I be keeping that link for now. Remember, it will be a long-term (until the season finale).TVSGuy (talk) 12:20, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Job hard to complete[edit]

Category:Latest stable software release templates have a lot of versions to update... What can be done to simplify the work? I think to transfer to Wikidata, it is very simple to manage the release versions on Wikidata... --2001:B07:6442:8903:DE1:30D4:8763:8115 (talk) 14:41, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

For the record, you can link to categories by placing an asterisk colon in front of the category name. It took three tries for me to parse out that Category:Latest stable software release templates is apparently what you are talking about. It does indeed appear to be a very large category, over 900 templates. I'm not sure how transferring them to Wikidata would even work though. Beeblebrox (talk) 21:21, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
Beeblebrox, I think you mean "a colon in front of the category name" rather than "an asterisk in front of the category name". Deor (talk) 16:08, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
I sure do. There was a weird issue recently with asterisks and blank lines in lists and I guess it just stuck in my brain. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:44, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
@Beeblebrox and Deor: you can check this source code... --2001:B07:6442:8903:40DE:6299:5392:CE91 (talk) 07:56, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Work Always in Collaboration with help Microsoft Nvidia intel Apple Space-X Tesla Nasa Huawei please[edit]

Work Always in Collaboration with help Microsoft Nvidia intel Apple Space-X Tesla Nasa Huawei please

Hi, Wikipedia is not affiliated with any of those companies. For help, you will need to visit their official websites. Félix An (talk) 16:41, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Twinkle rollback and rollbacker's rollback[edit]

Which are the differences beetween vandalism rollback button (Twinkle) and rollbacker's rollback button? Dr Salvus 19:37, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

One is super useful and almost impossible to do by accident, the other is rollback. Forgive my snark, but I find Twinkle rollback much better overall. You have three options instead of just one and you have to confirm each action so the error rate is lower. Beeblebrox (talk) 21:10, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Lyli J - starting a page[edit]

Hi, I was looking for ways to begin compiling information online to create a Wikipedia page for my artist project Lyli J, but I didn't have any luck.

Does someone else have to create the page and make a request themselves?

Here's information that I wanted to make available on Wikipedia: www.lylijmusic.com

Thanks Lily— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lily.jordy (talkcontribs)

Lily.jordy Wikipedia is not a place to merely tell about something or promote a website. Wikipedia summarizes what independent reliable sources with significant coverage have chosen on their own to say about a topic, showing how it meets the special Wikipedia definition of notability. Please also review conflict of interest. 331dot (talk) 19:59, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

phone number to Congressman Rush in Chicago, Illinois I need the phone number of Congressman Rush's office[edit]

Not an issue for Help desk. Referred elsewhere – obviously not a question about Wikipedia at all. Beeblebrox (talk) 21:06, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Rush, Bobby. "Congressman". Missing or empty |url= (help)— Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.188.97.115 (talkcontribs)

Try This website. It'll need your zip code. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 20:58, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Updates were flagged as COI but I don't know how to respond to it, dispute it, or reply to the user who flagged it.[edit]

Hello,

I receive corrections from our organization's historian to update the Wiki page about our organization. The information provided by our Historian after fact checking was to fix errors in dates, wrong terminology, wrong language etc. Not promotional at all. But it was flagged as such. How do I respond and be able to continue making those necessary edits? Cthowell (talk)

This is the page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_and_Missile_Systems_Center

I believe the user that flagged it was Garuda24.

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cthowell (talkcontribs) 21:23, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Please read WP:COI and, because you state "Our organisation" read WP:PAID
You may not edit the article directly. You must use {{Request edit}} omn the article's talk page. You musty also declare the relevant conflict of interest on your user page. FiddleTimtrent FaddleTalk to me 21:34, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
@Cthowell failed to ping you. This note succeeds FiddleTimtrent FaddleTalk to me 21:34, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

How do I correct page about me[edit]

My name is Eric Nalder. There is outdated and incorrect information on my Wiki page. How can I correct it. I have already signed on.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Eric68nalder (talkcontribs) 16 April 2021 23:20 (UTC)

Eric68nalder Please first review the autobiography policy, and how to make formal edit requests; you may then visit Talk:Eric Nalder to propose any changes you feel are needed, preferably sourced to independent reliable sources. Note that it is not "your Wiki page", but a Wikipedia article about you. 331dot (talk) 00:32, 17 April 2021 (UTC)


April 17[edit]

How many DYKs are in a WikiProject?[edit]

Is there an easy way to cross-reference Category:Wikipedia Did you know articles with a particular WikiProject? Specifically in my case, I am looking at Wikipedia:WikiProject Role-playing games and Wikipedia:WikiProject Dungeons & Dragons, both of which have lists of known DYK articles, but if those lists have been maintained manually, we may have missed some that happened in the past. Since there are almost 100,000 DYK articles, I would rather not go through them manually. :) Is there a bot or some other function that can go through the whole category in a few minutes and pull out all the articles that have had DYK for a particular WikiProject? BOZ (talk) 00:07, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

@BOZ: You can make searches like talk: hastemplate:"WikiProject Role-playing games" incategory:"Wikipedia Did you know articles" and talk: hastemplate:"WikiProject Dungeons & Dragons" incategory:"Wikipedia Did you know articles". If you change incategory: to deepcat: then you also search subcategories of Category:Wikipedia Did you know articles, up to five levels deep (this category only has one level). See more at Help:Searching#Parameters. PrimeHunter (talk) 08:45, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
Sweeet, thank you. :) BOZ (talk) 12:15, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Creating a page[edit]

Good evening I am trying to create a article for myself but as I go to create then publish after finishing. It becomes a draft. By any chance can you tell me if it’s possible for me to publish the article and also how do I attatch pictures and table to be able to list stats?— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmoultrie88 (talkcontribs)

Jmoultrie88 Please review the autobiography policy which will explain why what you are attempting to do is not advisable and strongly discouraged(though not forbidden). New users cannot directly create articles and need to submit a draft using Articles for Creation. You should not submit your current draft yet as it is completely unsourced. I think you have some common misconceptions about Wikipedia in that it is not a place for people to tell the world about themselves. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia that summarizes what independent reliable sources with significant coverage have chosen on their own to say about (in this case) a person, showing how they meet the special Wikipedia definition of a notable person or notable musician. In essence, you need to forget everything you know about yourself and only write based on the content of independent sources. Most people have great difficulty doing that. If no independent sources have given you significant coverage, you would not merit a Wikipedia article at this time. 331dot (talk) 00:29, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Nominate a page for review?[edit]

Hello,

I noticed a formatting error on a Wiki Article (the English language page for Riverboats). Specifically, it has two separate sections for “history”... is there a way to nominate this for someone to review and edit?

Thank you,— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:586:501:8160:b560:8c87:5ebf:79e (talkcontribs) 17 April 2021 02:03 (UTC)

Hello, thank you for brining this to our attention. I have merged the two sections – there did not seem to be any duplication. Eagleash (talk) 02:54, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Adding a new page[edit]

I want someone to add some new pages about some dere types like Yandere, Kuudere and stuff like that. I would like to know how to add some pages if I consider registering to Wikipedia.

Thank you for trying to assist me, that person who doesn’t know her IP address— Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.25.20.140 (talkcontribs) 17 April 2021 02:15 (UTC)

Hi. If you want to create articles without registering, you can do so via the WP:AfC process. If you will register, you can create articles directly after becoming wp:autoconfirmed.
However, you should see whether subjects of your articles will meet the criteria listed on WP:GNG first. Otherwise, they may be deleted. If you need help determining whether it meets WP:GNG, you should give more information on the articles you want to create. ~ Aseleste (t, e | c, l) 03:16, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
Hello. Please note that creating a Wikipedia article that gets accepted is much more difficult than it appears, and editors who try to do so before they have spent a few weeks or months making small improements to articles and learning how Wikipedia works often have a frustrating and disappointing experience. Please see Your first article. --ColinFine (talk) 10:26, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Remove porn from site[edit]

Can you remove photo that comes up when googling “male waxing”? It’s extremely graphic pornography and not appropriate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:e35:1050:24f8:119c:a08a:cbbb (talk) 2021-04-17T02:46:56 (UTC)

Hello, please note that Wikipedia is WP:NOTCENSORED, so offensive images may be used. However, if you believe the offensive picture can be replaced by a less offensive one, please do discuss on the article talk page. ~ Aseleste (t, e | c, l) 03:05, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
You may be seeing the photo in Google's Knowledge Graph which pulls information from many sources in a confusing way that often looks like it is coming from Wikipedia when it is not. You will need to complain to Google. RudolfRed (talk) 03:24, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
I believe the image referred to is the one in the Wikipedia article. I too, thought the OP was referring to the results of a 'Google' search but that does not reveal images that might cause offence. Eagleash (talk) 09:57, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Can Baines Johnson and Fitzgerald Kennedy stand without "Lyndon" and "John", respectively?[edit]

If it is acceptable, are things like Dorian Fried or John Graydon Soroka (without Max or Michael respectively) acceptable too? If either are unacceptable, why? Thank you, NotReallySoroka (talk) (formerly DePlume) 03:10, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Hello, NotReallySoroka. I think you are asking if those redirects should exist or not. The purpose of redirects is to allow people who search fro something under a different name, or a different spelling, to find the article. I would not have thought that the two existing ones that you mention were worthwhile, but redirects are cheap, so I would not bother taking them to redirects for discussion for deletion. If your people get referred to sometimes without the first name, then by all means create redirects; but the question is not "is it acceptable?" but "will it be useful to somebody looking for them?" --ColinFine (talk) 10:33, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Need to un-italicise an article title[edit]

I cannot figure out why the title of Australian modernism is displaying in italics. There is no style justification for it, and I was expecting to find an "italic title" template there that I could remove, but it doesn't have one. I cannot spot anything that is causing this, that I am able to undo. Can someone please enlighten me? Laterthanyouthink (talk) 06:13, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

@Laterthanyouthink: This is a function from Template:Infobox artwork. Have a look at the documentation, especially the note at the top. -- zzuuzz (talk) 06:26, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
@Zzuuzz: - ah, I see. That's great, thanks very much. I've been able to fix it now. Laterthanyouthink (talk) 07:16, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Missing table of contents[edit]

Talk:OpIndia has no TOC when I look at it. Is it just me? I didn't see anything turning TOC off in the source. --Guy Macon (talk) 11:28, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

ToCs are only generated when a page has four or more headings. Kleinpecan (talk) 11:32, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
You can place a TOC with __TOC__. See more at WP:TOC. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:52, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Sources from the New York Times[edit]

Hello! I hope you're all fine. I have a question; I have noticed that those who cite New York Times include a number of ISSN. I've tried to do so when resorting to NYT sources but I can't find the ISSN number anywhere. Where do these editors look for this number? Thanks and pardon my naïve question xD. CoryGlee (talk) 13:28, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Hello, CoryGlee. One place you can find the ISSN is to look in our article New York Times, where you'll find it in the infobox. Wikipedia is not a reliable source but you can click through to a reliable source. --ColinFine (talk) 14:30, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^ CoryGlee (talk) 14:47, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Samuel Argall[edit]

It does not share about how he threatened the chief that he would attack the village if he did not give up Matoaka (Pocohauntas). He lord and claimed that he traded a copper pot for her later. Matoaka had to give up her baby little Kocoum to another village woman and her husband was killed by the white settlers when he returned to the village.

She was one of the first Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.127.106.213 (talk) 15:48, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

If you can cite a reliable source for those claims, you should add them to the article; or if you prefer, discuss them on the article's talk page, citing your source there. Maproom (talk) 17:44, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
To be more specific: we would need Reliable sources for those claims having existed historically, not for their being 'true.' The article Pocahontas mentions several elements of this suggested scenario, without linking them up so explicitly, so it's not just a modern confabulation or synthesis. {The poster foremrly known as 87.81.230.195} 2.219.35.136 (talk) 04:32, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Watchlist[edit]

Is it possible to see the other user's watchlists? Dr Salvus 18:05, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

@Dr Salvus: No, its not possible, at least not for the ordinary user. A few people from the entire population of the earth have direct accesss to the servers and all data saved on it (so including watchlists), but trust me, that folks have better things to do than to look what Dr Salvus has on his watchlist. Victor Schmidt (talk) 18:27, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
If you do want to share your watchlist or access it without logging in then see Wikipedia:Syndication#Watchlist feed with token. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:18, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

April 18[edit]

Graham87 Melbourne Telstra Ban[edit]

Is it possible to revoke Graham87's single authority to ban massive lists of IP's.

A two step method where a second individual who could verify if it was indeed a correct move would reduce the number of unnecessary IP's which have been blocked.

Currently he has made a ban effective for 3 years which blocks most of the Australian state of Victoria's Telstra network. This includes areas of the Optus network affecting potentially over 3 million IP's. — Preceding unsigned comment added by IdleVeidt (talkcontribs) 2021-04-18T01:02:40 (UTC)

@IdleVeidt: Are you referring to 216.59.193.194 (talk · contribs · WHOIS)? ~ Aseleste (t, e | c, l) 02:09, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
courtesy ping Graham87Teratix 02:19, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

@Aseleste: No, every single user within the 2001:8003:4000:0:0:0:0:0/35 Ip listing, for context this includes account creation as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by IdleVeidt (talkcontribs) 04:18, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

@Aseleste: That IP is registered to Little Elm, Texas. @Teratix: thanks for the ping. @IdleVeidt: unfortunately desperate circumstances require desperate measures. This is the only measure I could find to effectively deal with the IP editor whose last range was Special:Contributions/2001:8003:59DB:4100::/64 but has used others; see the relevant block log]. They are a highly prolific editor who has engaged in extreme right-wing pro-Trump misogynist editing for many years now. If I'd just blocked the latest /64, they could've come back again once they were assigned a new /64 range. I did ask on the edit filter mailing list if an edit filter could be made for this user's distinctive pattern of edits, but I was advised that this was difficult to impossible. I will only answer further questions about this block from established editors. Graham87 05:35, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Also, this sort of block is not at all unprecedented. Graham87 05:43, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

@Graham87: Not the question I asked at all, additionally I would prefer you removed your condescending vocabulary. I don't believe I need to be an established editor to ask for some second opinion be inserted before you implement your desperate measures. The only reason I have needed to make an account after years of editing was because of your actions. But back to the question, do you have any form of verification or regulation when making these decisions or are they entirely by your own authority.— Preceding unsigned comment added by IdleVeidt (talkcontribs) 06:06, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

@IdleVeidt: Please sign your messages with four tildes ("~~~~") so pinging can work. I will answer this question only: yes, I have ultimate authority re these sorts of blocks, like all sysops, but other editors are free to review them and sysops can modify them without wheell-warring; the removal of this authority, desysopping, is a rather drastic procedure. If what you say is true about having edited for many years as an IP, you alone have chosen not to take up the many benefits of having an account. As we say here, "Trying to make serious edits to Wikipedia as an IP editor is like blindly blundering through the countryside on the first day of hunting season dressed like a moose", so thanks for removing your costume, even if under duress. I still don't entirely trust new editors in this sort of situation though. Graham87 06:48, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@Graham87: I take it the part about condescending vocabulary went well above your head. I didn't make an account by choice and would prefer to be the moose if this is how this community treats people. IdleVeidt (talk) 10:19, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
IdleVeidt, the answer to your question is no - as things stand, any administrator can impose a range block like Graham87's one if they deem it necessary. The block is logged, and any administrator can remove it if they think it excessive - but they would normally talk to the blocking admin first to discuss why it was placed, and what alternative measures could be put in place.
Rather than going after Graham87 as an individual, I think the questions you really ought to be asking are 'Is this block necessary?' and 'Could a narrower block prevent the disruption without affecting so many people?' As you've seen, Graham87 has looked for alternatives such as an edit filter, and has tried blocking smaller ranges only to have the abuser pop back up, so this seems to be something of a last resort.
I'd add that you started this thread, with your second edit to Wikipedia under this account, by suggesting that restrictions be placed upon Graham87's editing. Not asking questions about the block's validity and scope, just jumping straight to suggesting that he be partially desysopped. If his tone is not quite as warm and welcoming as you might have hoped for, perhaps you should consider how you started this discussion. GirthSummit (blether) 11:31, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Amazon Prime Video[edit]

Is a listing of a series on Amazon Prime Video a reliable source for a series being available on Amazon Prime Video, or is this also prohibited per WP:AMAZON? ToQ100gou (talk) 01:25, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

ToQ100gou I don't think you need to specifically cite the availability of something on Amazon Prime, as that is easy enough to confirm. 331dot (talk) 07:10, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
ToQ100gou, the only circumstances I can think of where a product's being available through a particular channel might be encyclopaedic is if there had previously been a widely reported dispute or problem about it. In any other case, mentioning it in an article would be pure promotion. (I removed a statement from an article yesterday about the publication of a biography of the subject for just that reason). --ColinFine (talk) 13:02, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Editing Page[edit]

I am continously editing the page of my organisation but it isn't getting publioshed — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sheikhkhan123 (talkcontribs) 07:29, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Sheikhkhan123 You should not directly edit the article (not just a "page") about your organization as you have a conflict of interest. I am going to post important information about this on your user talk page, User talk:Sheikhkhan123, that you will need to review for information on required formal declarations you must make. To propose edits to the article about your organization, please make a formal edit request(click for instructions) on the article talk page, Talk:Karwan-I-Islami. 331dot (talk) 07:46, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Copying French WP page into English WP[edit]

How do I copy a French WP page into English WP and what credit do I need to give? Mztourist (talk) 09:59, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Translation. Make sure it doesn't fail WP:GNG. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:44, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks User:Gråbergs Gråa Sång. Mztourist (talk) 08:36, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

how to make semi-protection on our article[edit]

Hi, we are new here in Wikipedia, we've done few of editing on a specific person and we wanted to lock all the information what ever in the article. would like to have assistance on how to protect it and that no one can easily change the said content.

below is the article of the specific person that we wanted to have protection. Jafar Dhia Jafar

Please help.

Luther Sabuero — Preceding unsigned comment added by Luther1122 (talkcontribs) 11:00, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Luther1122 You cannot get an article protected merely to prevent others from editing it. Anyone on Wikipedia can edit almost any article. Any article you create is not yours to control(see WP:OWN), and in fact if you have a conflict of interest you should no longer directly edit it, but instead make edit requests on the talk page. If there is a a specific problem with vandalism or other disruption, you may request protection at WP:RFPP. 331dot (talk)•
Hi Luther1122, I'm afraid that you can't protect content like that - anyone can edit any article. We only protect articles to prevent disruption which is sometimes caused by vandalism, edit warring and the like.
Can I ask who else you are referring to when you when you say 'we'? Accounts should only ever be used by one person - see WP:NOSHARING - if more than one person is working on this, you should each have your own account.
Can I also draw your attention to our guidance on conflicts of interest? If you have a connection with this person, you need to declare it. Thanks GirthSummit (blether) 11:09, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
The article shows no sign of reliable secondary sources. I suspect that the section labelled "References" is in fact a bibliography of documents written by the subject rather than about him. We therefore have no evidence that the subject satisfies Wikipedia's notability requirement. --David Biddulph (talk) 12:00, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
I did a quick WP:BEFORE, seems like they are probably notable, but the state of the article suggests it either needs fixing, or draftifying. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 12:37, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
One option could be to restore the version ca. 105 revisions back which contained three sources and was less cluttered with details on Jafar's workplace. Then the content added by the IPs can be gradually re-introduced along with proper references. – NJD-DE (talk) 13:05, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
I've reverted to the version immediately before the removal of the references. Maproom (talk) 18:59, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Predictive methods for surgery duration[edit]

Page Title included in TOC. What is wrong with it and how to correct? HaimS (talk) 12:37, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

User:HaimS is your user page and not the place for drafts or articles. I have moved it to Draft:Predictive methods for surgery duration and added a box with a submit button. The page title is the page name and should not be repeated as a heading inside the page. "Draft:" will be removed if the page is submitted and accepted. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:58, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@HaimS: Regarding the "no-break space character" messages in the references, delete the special spaces described in the messages and make a normal space instead. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:04, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Nevermind, they have been fixed now with some other details. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:27, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your comprehensive assistance. Much appreciated. HaimS (talk) 14:19, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

In Texas I drive a 15 passenger Church Van + Driver = 16. Do I need a C D L type C ??[edit]

In Texas I drive a 15 passenger Church Van + Driver = 16. Do I need a C D L type C ??2001:5B0:45CB:7838:A9E4:649B:6484:59E2 (talk) 14:25, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

That is a question you could try asking at the reference desk, but you may have better luck looking on sites that explain Texas driving laws. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 14:41, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

How can i add a small note on a text[edit]

I want to add an explanatory note on an article but I don't know how to do it? Template note doesn't work for me https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Explanatory_notes this doesnt help — Preceding unsigned comment added by SteliosD123 (talkcontribs) 15:28, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

The efn as {{efn|}} template will do it. You have to leave a ==Notes=={{notelist}} to catch the notes. Hope that helps. scope_creepTalk 15:45, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
You can also do a quote box, which is sometimes quite handy. {{Quote box|bgcolor=#FFDEAD|align=right|width=50%|.. . Hope that helps. scope_creepTalk 15:54, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Jamborkretz, Czechoslovakia[edit]

Hi Folks!! Anybody know where Jamborkretz, Czechoslovakia is. Thanks. scope_creepTalk 15:45, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Its for Malvina Gruber. Thanks. scope_creepTalk 15:46, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
User:scope creep It might be worth emailing the German Resistance Memorial Center or a similar organisation (contact details at https://www.gdw-berlin.de/en/recess/press/ ). TSventon (talk) 16:17, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Hi @TSventon: It is a good thought, but unfortunately they don't deal with the Soviet side of the Red Orchestra ("Rote Kapelle"). It tends to be a seperate group of authors only. They only deal with German resistance fighters only. They're is plenty of source for it, and no doubt something will turn up in the next several weeks, when the Google Graph gets updated. But in the meantime, I wouldn't mind getting a clue to what it means. Its an Americanisation of a Begium or French term. scope_creepTalk 16:32, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@Scope creep: - Google is only returning results relating to Gruber, which suggests it's an error that has been copied. The Humanities Reference Desk may be able o come up with something. DuncanHill (talk) 16:40, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@DuncanHill: That is a good idea. I never thought about it. scope_creepTalk 17:03, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@Scope creep:, DuncanHill is probably right, but a really obscure village, possibly with four alternative names, is also possible. TSventon (talk) 19:34, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
I found the very latest Red Orchestra book at [1] which was published in May 2017, by a French academic: La véritable histoire de l'orchestre rouge By Guillaume Bourgeois. It has it as well, so it be established place. I'm suprised we don't have it. It must be coming out in an entry of an archive or summat. That is three books that has it. Its likely a German name from the Gestapo report. I'm trying to find that. scope_creepTalk 19:47, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
I found out it is a German phrase for a Czechoslavakian location. So it is exonym. scope_creepTalk 20:33, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@Scope creep:, Malvina Hofstadterova was apparently born in Austria-Hungary, where German speakers were scattered over the country so Jamborkretz was possibly an endonym. Have you seen the Belgisch Staatsblad from 1949 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=1NjFq3ElP2EC&pg=PA10664, which says Jambokretz, rather than Jamborkretz. TSventon (talk) 21:02, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@TSventon: Stellar ref. A Penal sentence of 10 years, an annoucement. That is definently her. I think so. scope_creepTalk 23:00, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

How to be an admin?[edit]

How can I be an admin? How many edits I need for being an administrative? 223.189.183.134 (talk) 16:08, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Generally, admins are long-time users with thousands of edits. Please read Wikipedia:Really simple guide to requests for adminship. Elli (talk | contribs) 16:20, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
And for technical reasons (IP's can change) having admin rights requires you to have a user account. You can create one here, though you should review the username policy first. Victor Schmidt (talk) 17:06, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Also read Wikipedia:Not now and Wikipedia:Advice for RfA candidates. Dinesh (talk) 04:20, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Does G13 apply to drafts waiting to be reviewed?[edit]

There is, unfortunately, a large backlog for draft reviews, so it can take quite some time for a draft to be reviewed. If a draft has been submitted for review, and the review has not happened in 6 months along with no other edits, is the draft subject to WP:G13 CSD? Or is it likely an admin would not delete the draft in that case? RudolfRed (talk) 16:47, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

@RudolfRed: G13 shouldn't apply there, though it could use some clarification. Elli (talk | contribs) 16:52, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Internally linking to an older version of a Wikipedia page[edit]

Could anyone please tell me if it's possible to (edit: internally) link to an older version of a page, and if so, could anyone please tell me how to do it?--Thylacine24 (talk) 16:53, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Use revisions, which you can find in the page history. For example, if I wanted to link the version of this page that existed before you asked this question, I could link to revision 1018543432. Lettlerhellocontribs 16:59, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@Lettler: I meant to write "internally link" in the sentence, sorry. Still, thanks. I asked this because I had originally posted another question on the help desk about a possible error I encountered on a page first, then decided to use the talk page and deleted it here, and I decided to provide a link to the question I had previously asked.--Thylacine24 (talk) 17:38, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@Thylacine24 and Lettler: With internal links, this works via Special:Redirect, for example [[Special:Redirect/revision/1018543432|1018543432]] produces 1018543432. Victor Schmidt (talk) 17:04, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@Victor Schmidt: Thanks. I asked this because I wanted to link to a deleted question on the help desk that I decided was better for the talk page, and wanted to provide a link to it there.--Thylacine24 (talk) 17:38, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
It's more normal to link Special:PermanentLink/1018543432. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:48, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Alternatively, the {{dif}} template can be used to shorten character length. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 20:01, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Deleting old versions of non-free files[edit]

I just uploaded a downsized version of File:Locking Up Our Own book cover.jpg, how do I tag an older file version for deletion? Zupotachyon (talk) 17:57, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

@Zupotachyon: there's a bot that does it automatically. Can I recommend reverting your change, though? You don't need to fuzz the text, lowering the resolution is sufficient. Elli (talk | contribs) 18:04, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Oh, I did not catch that, guess I shouldn't use Paint 3D. I uploaded a newer version that I think should not be fuzzy. Thanks Zupotachyon (talk) 18:14, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Looks good. The bot should take care of it, I think. Elli (talk | contribs) 18:43, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Book Creator[edit]

I am encountering a systematic problem while attempting to locate Book Creator — Preceding unsigned comment added by Masterkey01 (talkcontribs) 18:11, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

@Masterkey01: The Book Creator is working so poorly that the English Wikipedia has removed the link under "Print/export". You can start it here if you really want to use it anyway. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:34, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Article Issue[edit]

Could I have a couple Administrators connect with me so that I could get some help at their level? I am asking for Administrators that are U.S. based.

A Flaneur A Flaneur (talk) 19:12, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

@A Flaneur: what is your issue? It's likely not necessary to require administrative assistance, and regardless, posting it here will work ok, provided it's not a private matter. Elli (talk | contribs) 19:23, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

It probably would be considered a private matter, so what would be a better location?

A Flaneur (talk) 19:26, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

@A Flaneur: you should contact them off-wiki. Generally the only private matters involve harassment, sock-puppetry, or oversight, in which case you should check out Wikipedia:Functionaries. Otherwise, things should generally be handled on-wiki. Elli (talk | contribs) 19:28, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

It does. So How would I contact you off Wiki? And by the way, are you in the U.S.?

A Flaneur (talk) 19:41, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Hello, A Flaneur. Elli (who is not an administrator) gave you a link that tells you how to contact a functionary in those cases. I'm puzzled as to what relevance it could possibly have whether or not the person you talk to is in the US. Note that nobody is under any obligation to reveal where they are. --ColinFine (talk) 21:01, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

How do I connect with an editor who has made changes to an article that I started?[edit]

I would like to be able to privately chat with someone who made some changes to an article that I started. How do I do that?

Thanks.

Mary Lynch — Preceding unsigned comment added by MaryKLynch (talkcontribs) 2021-04-18T22:07:08 (UTC)

MaryKLynch if you and the other editor have email enabled, you could follow the instructions in Wikipedia:Emailing users. Otherwise, you can post a public message on their talk page. TSventon (talk) 21:20, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Hello, MaryKLynch. The normal way to connect with another editor is either to post on their User talk page, or to post elsewhere (such as the talk page of the relevant article) and ping that editor. The ethos of Wikipedia is that discussions should be public unless there is a very good reason (see the previous section on this page for a little discussion of this). If the editor in question has chosen to set an email address on their account, then you can email them, but if they haven't, there is no way to contact them privately. --ColinFine (talk) 21:24, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@MaryKLynch: just a reminder that you don't own any articles you start. They are avaialable for all to edit in good faith. As advised above, disagreements about content, sourcing, etc. should be discussed either with the editor concerned, the article's talk page or at WikiProject level. Mjroots (talk) 06:25, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Hide a change[edit]

Are there ways to ask to hide a change? Dr Salvus 22:07, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Yes. See Wikipedia:Revision deletion#How to request Revision Deletion. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:13, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Images in COVID-19 pandemic in Peru[edit]

Can someone figure out why there are four images marooned way down at the bottom of the article, below the refs? (scroll down) I can't see anything in the markup that could cause this... --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 22:14, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

@Elmidae: I don't know the cause but a purge fixed it. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:30, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Most peculiar. Thanks. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 22:32, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

April 19[edit]

Wodingtonshire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukes_in_the_United_Kingdom[edit]

In the Guardian someone posted that the Duke Of Wodingtonshire created the expression "Bloody Norah". https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-24596,00.html

When you search for Wodingtonshire this page (below) comes up in Google. As far as I can see there is no Duke Of Wodingtonshire. I think that someone has created a hidden tag on this page.

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

Thanks, Steve Whitehouse. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 103.226.65.51 (talk) 03:05, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

I don't see a "hidden tag" on the Dukes in the United Kingdom article about the Duke of Wodingtonshire. I suggest you start a discussion on the article's talk page - Talk:Dukes in the United Kingdom - with the URL you provided as well as more information about the "hidden tag". Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 03:33, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
The Guardian piece actually refers to a 'Duke Wodingtonshire' rather than a 'Duke of Wodingtonshire', and is from their 'notes and queries' section, which solicited replies from readers. As such, it doesn't constitute a reliable source for anything. From a quick Google search, I suspect that said Duke may be entirely fictitious. AndyTheGrump (talk) 03:41, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
The Guardian piece is obviously a joke. There's no reason to believe such a title ever existed. The article Dukes in the United Kingdom has no mention of that name, hidden or otherwise. Maproom (talk) 07:40, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Using a period after a quoted sentence ending in an ellipsis[edit]

Could anyone please tell me what to do when a sentence ends with a quote that ends in an ellipsis? I'm not sure if the last period of the ellipsis constitutes the ending punctuation in and of itself, and the Manual of Style section on ellipses doesn't seem to cover it. I do know that Wikipedia uses logical quotation, though I'm not sure if that has any bearing on this.--Thylacine24 (talk) 03:11, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

@Thylacine24: The MOS section you linked to says "Place terminal punctuation after an ellipsis only if it is textually important, as is often the case with exclamation marks and question marks but rarely with periods". I take this to mean that you would normally omit the period if the sentence ends with an ellipsis. RudolfRed (talk) 03:42, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
@RudolfRed: Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that only applies to the sentence being quoted, not the sentence that the quotation occurs in. Sorry if I'm wrong, sorry if I didn't make that clear in my original post, and also sorry to be condescending.--Thylacine24 (talk) 03:56, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
According to this source regarding MLA usage,[2] you need three ellipsis points and a period within the quote. (On the other hand, the author uses "Ex." instead of "E.g." for the relevant example.) Clarityfiend (talk) 04:24, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
This guide[3] agrees. Clarityfiend (talk) 04:25, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
@Clarityfiend: Thanks, but I'm a little uncertain about this, since the MOS says that it should "rarely" be done with periods. Could you please tell me if ending the sentence that the quotation is in is an exception?--Thylacine24 (talk) 04:38, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
The MOS seems to contradict itself, at least as far as an ending period goes. "where an ellipsis is immediately followed by any of . ? ! : ; , ) ] }" lumps all of the punctuation marks together, then in the immediately following two examples, treats an ending period differently than a question mark. The last two paragraphs of Ellipsis#American English also make no distinction between periods and other marks: "k...." vs "m...?" and "In legal writing in the United States, .... If an ellipsis ends the sentence, then there are three dots, each separated by a space, followed by the final punctuation ...." (I've always left off the ending period myself.) Clarityfiend (talk) 07:13, 19 April 2021 (UTC)