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May 12[edit]

Why do I keep getting 504 errors when publishing[edit]

Every time I try to edit an article I keep getting the error message "Error contacting the Parsoid/RESTBase server (HTTP 504)". I've tried this on multiple wi-fi networks and it still won't work. I'm not even sure if I can publish this here. Can someone help me troubleshoot? I've searched the internet and only found people who are trying to find out why their personal wikis are getting this error and (I think) server-side remedies to the problem. UppercutPawnch (talk) 02:27, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

@UppercutPawnch: This seems to be related to the page length, but I'm not sure. You might also want to ask that question at the technical village pump. Kleinpecan (talk) 04:33, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
@Kleinpecan: Thanks for that, I just asked it there with some additional information. Sorry to anyone mad at me for posting this in the help desk section, I should've looked before I leaped.

Did anyone see my response?[edit]

@Arch dude, well I believe that it does and if you read the article you will see. It is the third largest African American company in the United States and has won numerous accolades for its growth, impact, and focus on diversity. Additionally, in 1998, its initial five-year GM contract was the largest contract ever awarded to a racial minority-owned business by an automaker. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashleymw78 (talkcontribs)

You'll need to provide prominent, independent reliable sources to back that up and to establish that those sources consider the company notable, which makes a case for inclusion in a global encyclopedia. Notability isn't established by advocacy. By "the article," I assume you mean the deleted copyrighted content from the company's website, which cannot be used on Wikipedia. And once again, you appear to have a conflict of interest - please read WP:COI. Undisclosed paid editing is a violation of Wikipedia's terms of use. Acroterion (talk) 03:54, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

-Arch dude (talk) Thank you very much! Also, how do I submit this to the volunteers then to review it?[edit]

-Arch dude (talk) Thank you very much! Also, how do I submit this to the volunteers then to review it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashleymw78 (talkcontribs) 04:02, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

@Ashleymw78: You will have to add {{subst:Submit}} to the top of your article. Kleinpecan (talk) 08:53, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Kleinpecan ok great! thank you and will do! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashleymw78 (talkcontribs) 08:55, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Interwikis don't work in user space?[edit]

See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mathematics and my sandbox.--SilverMatsu (talk) 05:55, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

@SilverMatsu: You have to add a colon before the language code in the link (i. e., [[:fr:Numérisation de documents anciens mathématiques]]). Otherwise, the software treats it as a local interlanguage link, and puts it in the "Languages" section in the sidebar. Kleinpecan (talk) 06:41, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
You have to add a colon in every namespace, not just in user space. Talk pages and Meta-Wiki are the only exceptions:

On Talk pages and on Meta, you can omit the leading colon. An interlanguage link like [[fr:Jeux olympiques]] will appear inline in the text, like a regular link.

Kleinpecan (talk) 06:50, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
@Kleinpecan: Thank you for telling me. I tried it and it worked.--SilverMatsu (talk) 07:09, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

HELP! How can you remove an Everybody's Wiki page?[edit]

{Help me}}

Hi everybody,

I am rewriting the Everybody's Wiki page for Jeff Bien at his request. I am assisting on his internet, and am unable to make any changes or edits to the page. I think this may be because I am accessing Wiki from his IP address.

He wishes this page to be completely removed. {{db-userreq}}

Thanks for your help.

TruthInCanada (talk) 05:56, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

TruthInCanada, as answered at the Teahouse, Wikipedia is completely unrelated to EverybodyWiki. Alyo (chat·edits) 06:15, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

can only see categories when i try to translate[edit]

Hi,

I want to translate articles, and i did som last week, but now when i start a translation, only the category tags are visible. I don't see the article and i cant edit anything. Do you know why that is? It's like that with all articles.

thank you, Maria — Preceding unsigned comment added by SpråkpolisMaria (talkcontribs) 08:01, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

I'd assume you are attempting to use WP:CXT, which is disabled for users who aren't extended confirmed. You can still create draft articles manually by translation. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 08:43, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
@SpråkpolisMaria: Which article are you trying to translate to which language? Please link the article. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:46, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Conseil canadien des normes[edit]

I would like to replace the logo on the "fr:Conseil canadien des normes" page with the new logo of the organization, which is already being used on the English version of the page, "Standards Council of Canada". I am uncertain of how to do this as the info box only seems to access images from wikipedia commons. Any help in updating this logo would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.MandatoryStudentAccount (talk) 12:24, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

The image currently used in the English-language article is here at Commons. -- Hoary (talk) 12:59, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Hoary, MandatoryStudentAccount had updated the article and logo, but their edits were reverted today as promotional. This is probably a question for a Fr Wikipedia forum, such as fr:Wikipédia:Forum des nouveaux. TSventon (talk) 13:06, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
(edit conflict) As far as I can see, the image was sourced from a website and claims to be free from copyright restrictions as it "consists only of simple geometric shapes or text." However it may still be protected as a trademark, so you need to tread carefully when putting it in other language Wikipedia articles. The best place to ask about this is at Commons:Village_pump/Copyright, MandatoryStudentAccount. Mike Turnbull (talk) 13:09, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Ah, I see now that MandatoryStudentAccount is actually talking about the non-free (new) logo they uploaded to en Wikipedia and wanted to put in the article. Assuming that all the criteria at WP:NONFREE are met, it will be OK for the English article provided it is added without promotional text but, as TSventon says, the French Wikipedia may well have alternative rules. Mike Turnbull (talk) 13:20, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Finding connected socks[edit]

How can I figure out what the other socks/sockmaster are for a blocked user that doesn't have a link on their page? I'm trying to find out what else has been connected to User:Hardcore Metallica Fan and those links are grey. Thanks for any help, please ping on reply! —valereee (talk) 14:28, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

@valereee: From their user page, I clicked on "What links here" in the sidebar and found a link to Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Shane Cyrus/Archive, where it looks like that user was found to be socking with IPs. DanCherek (talk) 14:32, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Oh, so smart! Thanks! —valereee (talk) 14:46, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

I have put the translation on Draft namespace, what to do next?[edit]

Symbol redirect vote2.svg Courtesy link: Draft:わが身にたどる姫君

It is here わが身にたどる姫君. I think it is both noteworthy and verifiable enough (since there are a lot of references). I would like to know the specific procedure.--Kurobe-muhi (talk) 14:44, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

In addtion I have edited Japanese wikipedia many times.--Kurobe-muhi (talk) 14:45, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
@Kurobe-muhi: You will have to add {{subst:Submit}} to the top of your article. En Wikipedia will have different requirements than Ja Wikipedia. Is it possible to convert some of the References section into in line citations in the Notes section? Also I suggest moving the article to Draft:Wagami ni Tadoru Himegimi. TSventon (talk) 15:04, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

useless redirect on Preferment (Church)[edit]

Hello, how does one fix a bad redirect? Preferment (Church) goes to Clergy, which does not even mention the word, let alone explain it. From reading the definition in the wiki dictionary [1] perhaps Rector_(ecclesiastical)#Historical_use or Advowson or Benefice would be a better redirect? I really do not know enough to know which if either but I do know a useless redirect is very frustrating. Thanks for your help! 70.67.193.176 (talk) 15:35, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing it to attention. I've changed the redirect target to Benefice#Church of England. I hope that helps. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 16:16, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks very much Eggishorn!70.67.193.176 (talk) 17:04, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

The Office (tv-series), season 5, episode 12[edit]

In IMDb it says that "The Duel" is episode 11, not 12.

Source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1248734/

Hello and Welcome to the Help desk (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.). I am afraid that IMDB is not considered a reliable source by Wikipedia, because it is user-generated. Victor Schmidt (talk) 18:11, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
IMDb counts the season 5 start Weight Loss (The Office) as one long episode. Wikipedia counts it as two normal length episodes. The official NBC site is unavailable in my country and I don't know which is more correct but we should continue to be consistent. This means that if we changed "The Duel" to say episode 11 instead of 12 then we would have to change a lot of other things. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:24, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

updating a source[edit]

How does one keep a source from being reverted back to the original? There is a link that has an error message and should be changed to a correct link right? 73.167.238.120 (talk) 20:02, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

You are correct, and I have reverted back to your update. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 20:08, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

OK, thanks! 73.167.238.120 (talk) 20:12, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Manually add reply button to conversation[edit]

o/, first time opening a thread here. on my talk page a user has manually edited the page to create a Topic, and it lacks a reply button. manually fixing did not work. is there a template or some way I can modify the page to fully fix this? cheers, Scaledish! Talkish? Statish. 20:14, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Scaledish, you may be interested in reply-link.js or the Discussion Tools beta feature. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 20:24, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for responding! While I am unsure of what reply-link achieves, oddly I was able to fix my issue by simply editing to resign my comment. odd, but at least I have a solution :).
Thanks for reaching out, sorry for the silly issue :) Scaledish! Talkish? Statish. 20:43, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Can I put non-free images in my user page or other pages?[edit]

I was trying to put a non-free image of several game box covers into my user page. Is it OK to put non-free images in other pages (like Cui Jian's Nothing to My Name in other Wikipedia pages)? Evan0512 (talk) 21:26, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

No * Pppery * it has begun... 21:35, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Evan0512. Non-free images are allowed only in articles, under the strict standards described at WP:NFCI. Non-free images are not allowed on user pages. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:37, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Issues with Recent changes[edit]

When I visit Special:RecentChanges often times my default filter is removed. Sometimes, this happens without even reloading the page! It rights itself after 5 minutes and clicking back, but is very annoying due to its frequency. Is this a known bug? I have tried across two devices and two browsers, and the issue continues to regularly happen Scaledish! Talkish? Statish. 23:22, 12 May 2021 (UTC)


May 13[edit]

Not able to edit my post at WP:ANI[edit]

Hello. I hope thhs is the correct place for this question. I originally filed a report at the WP:ANI noticeboard regarding an editor who was engaging in edit waring and other violations of policies (here [[2]]. The report received little attention, and l was made aware of something the user had done, that in my opinion made his violations more problematic and complicated the situation. I was not exactly sure what the procedure should be, but I filed a new WP:ANI report with a new title reflecting the new situation (and there described everything that had happened), here [[3]].

The issue now is that it seems Wikipedia is not allowing be to edit the new report (thd edit option no longer appears for me on ang device). I am still able to edit the first report and other things. Do you know why this might be? Is filing two reports so close together against policy. Have I violated something. If so what can I do (the site is not allowing me to delete or in any way modify the second report).

Any help is appreciated. Thank you. Skllagyook (talk) 00:49, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

@Skllagyook: You did an incomplete Wikilink, which is the likely cause of the missing edit link. I fixed the wikilink and now the edit button is there. RudolfRed (talk) 01:01, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
@RudolfRed: Thank you very much. I'll know not to do that. Skllagyook (talk) 01:14, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

How to make my wikipedia page?[edit]

I want to know if I can create my own business page on wikipedia.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Brandforce360 (talkcontribs)

@Brandforce360: Please be aware that creating a new article (not just page) is one of the hardest tasks one can start on Wikipedia, and there are good reasons not to want one. That being said, you should closely review WP:YFA, which should guide you along the way. Victor Schmidt (talk) 08:36, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
@Brandforce360: Please review conflict of interest and paid editing. If your username is that of your business, you will need to change it to something more individualistic; usernames may not be that of a business. You may just abandon your current account and create a new one.
Be advised that Wikipedia is not a place for businesses to tell the world about themselves. A Wikipedia article summarizes what independent reliable sources with significant coverage(not press releases, staff interviews, the company website, announcements of routine business activities, or other brief mentions) have chosen on their own to say about the business, showing how it meets the special Wikipedia definition of a notable business. Wikipedia is not interested in what a business wants to say about itself, only in what others choose to say about it. 331dot (talk) 08:42, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Adding information on former Nazi scientists[edit]

Why is adding information on Nazi scientists classified as 'vandalism' or 'not constructive'? They are literally documented members of the Nazi Party. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.184.180.139 (talkcontribs) 15:40, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Courtesy ping: User:Serols. Kleinpecan (talk) 16:03, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
I don't think these changes constitute vandalism, but they were properly reverted because you did not provide a reliable source. MB 16:36, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
A member of the party was not required to be a Nazi and you did not provide a reliable source. --Serols (talk) 17:00, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
A member of what party? The NSDAP? Wouldn't members of that party have been Nazis by definition? JIP | Talk 18:37, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
If they were only members in the period where the party had absolute power then it may have been for benefits or to avoid discrimination, not for political views. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:45, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
So, like this revert is not good. The OP merely added information already well-sourced in the article, as well as being named and sourced at Operation Paperclip. Per WP:LEAD, adding information to the lead of the article that summarizes the important points of the body is not only allowed, it's expected. The revert rationale, that the information wasn't cited, is spurious. While I agree that the OP's other two edits (which involved the rather un-nuanced additions of the attributive "Nazi" to the lead) weren't great, that one didn't need to be reverted. --Jayron32 11:58, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Lumens.com Article[edit]

Hello,

Can you give me an update on the Lumens.com article I submitted in March?

Thank you, Michael Herrera — Preceding unsigned comment added by MH42869 (talkcontribs) 17:23, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

@MH42869: Draft:Lumens_(lighting_company) is still waiting to be reviewed. There is a large number of drafts to review, and few reviewers, so it can take quite some time. You just need to be patient. You can continue to work on expanding the draft while you wait for review. RudolfRed (talk) 17:29, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Could I get some advice on this page[edit]

Hi there! :) I was wondering if I could get some feedback on this article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Infinitewolfgamer Thank you so much! It's my first WIKI page so any advice would be helpful

You need rewrite it so it is not promotional and so that it shows the subject is notable. You can discuss on the deletion nomination page. RudolfRed (talk) 18:35, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Varieties of English in references[edit]

I've recently created the MV Missourian (1921) article, which I've nominated for GA status. One slight "problem" is that sources used are in American, Australian, and British English. Is there any way to correctly show this by use of the |language= parameter? The article itself is written in British English. Mjroots (talk) 20:08, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

@Mjroots: Maybe you could explain why it is a problem? Did you get GA feedback saying it is not ok? RudolfRed (talk) 20:13, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
@RudolfRed: - no, I'm trying to head off that one before it happens. The title of the book source has the word "color" in it, whereas the Br.Eng spelling would be "colour". I don't want to tag the word with [sic] as it's not "wrong" or misspelled for the variant of English that the book is written in. Mjroots (talk) 20:20, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
I don't see why it should be a problem. I've never seen a book where the author spelt out the different varieties of English used in their sources. DuncanHill (talk) 20:31, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
At en.wiki, |language=en is suppressed (because this is, after all, the English Wikipedia). You can, if you desire write:
{{cite book |title=Australian English |language=en-AU}}Australian English.
{{cite book |title=British English |language=en-GB}}British English.
{{cite book |title=American English |language=en-US}}American English.
As you can see, the language annotation is suppressed.
Trappist the monk (talk) 20:40, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, Trappist the monk. That answers the question. Mjroots (talk) 20:43, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
RudolfRed, that is a fascinating article. You let that ship's diverse and idiosyncratic history speak for itself. Well done. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:00, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@Cullen328: I created the article! Mjroots (talk) 05:13, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Mjroots, I humbly apologize for copying and pasting the wrong username. My only defense is that I was eating a piece of butterscotch apple pie at that time, so was a bit distracted. You deserve the credit. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:21, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Cullen328 Accepted. It's easily done, see my recent faux pas at WT:SHIPS#Miramar lookup please. Mjroots (talk) 05:25, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
It's worth noting this isn't something that should ever be an issue at GAN, but this is nice to know it's possible. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 08:22, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

May 14[edit]

Banu Chichek[edit]

Hi,

I need help with this article, [[4]]. At the bottom of the page, there is a "TV adaptation" section. However Banu Chichek from the Book of Dede Korkut and from the tv series are not related. Only similarity is their names because scriptwriters took the name from the book as they did for many other characters in the series. In that case I wonder, if they should be seperate pages or is it simply enough to mention on the tv adaptation section that they are not related?

Best Regards,

Miriel--MirielTherinde (talk) 01:57, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Interesting. IronManCap, are there actually sources in the article that says that the DE character is inspired by the Book of Dede Korkut character? The one in the lead doesn't. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:15, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Banu Chichek seems to be an attempt to shoehorn two subjects into one article. It even has two infoboxes. It should be split into separate articles, each with a "not to be confused with" note linking to the other. Maproom (talk) 07:25, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
It seems to be an attempt to put Diriliş: Ertuğrul PLOT into even more WP-articles. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:33, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@Gråbergs Gråa Sång, MirielTherinde, and Maproom: Yeah, looking at some sources, they don't seem to support an adaptation for this particular character, only stating such for Bamsi Beyrek and Princess Saljan / Selcan Hatun. Maybe we should split the article in two, or merge the 'TV adaptation' with List of Diriliş: Ertuğrul characters#Banu Çiçek. IronManCap (talk) 09:12, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@Gråbergs Gråa Sång, IronManCap, and Maproom: Actually, I noticed, exactly the same thing was done with Saljan Khatun [[5]] and Bamsi Beyrek [[6]]. Again, characters from the Book of Korkut Ata but not related to characters with the same name from DE series. There are no similarities in storylines between the book and series in any way, only the names. Therefore, they can't be called "adaptations". I think, if there is a source, it can be written that DE characters were inspired from the Book of Korkut Ata but the DE characters should have seperate pages. I think it will be the best to reorganize them as seperate articles like Maproom mentioned.--MirielTherinde (talk) 10:48, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@MirielTherinde: There are sources saying Bamsi and Selcan are homages to the Book of Dede Korkut characters, so those are valid. This kind of style follows the example of articles like Jon Snow (character), although that doesn't have two infoboxes. Merging the DE and Book of DK characters into one article was Limorina's idea, I wonder if she has anything to say about this. IronManCap (talk) 10:25, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@IronManCap: Because Jon Snow from the series "Game of Thrones" is a literal adaptation of the character Jon Snow from the book series that has the same named first book "Game of Thrones". Yet in DE's case, inspiration is not equal to adaptation. I think it is not accurate to put them in same page, just because the scriptwriters "inspired" and took the names from the book. Again, there are no similarities between storylines, except the names.--MirielTherinde (talk) 10:48, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

INNOCENT PREY[edit]

INNOCENT PREY is a music group created and owned all rights reserved to/by SOUNDWIN PRODUCTIONS AND PUBLISHING

Did you have a question about using or editing Wikipedia? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 04:45, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Git repository for Wikimedia Commons image gallery interface?[edit]

I'd like to use the lovely Wikimedia Commons image gallery interface in an open source project:

screenshot of wikimedia commons image gallery

I'm assuming the frontend interface is open source, but I can't find a git repository for it. Is it a separate repo or is bundled with MediaWiki?

thank you 🙂 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Growdigital (talkcontribs) 08:56, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Hello, Growdigital. You're unlikely to get much help on that question here, as this is a page for help with editing (not the software), and on Wikipedia specifically. You might find what you're looking for at mw:Category:Extensions; or if not, elsewhere in that Wiki. --ColinFine (talk) 12:02, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@Growdigital: The Git repository is available on Gerrit and GitHub. See mw:Extension:MediaSearch for more info. Kleinpecan (talk) 12:56, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

The dates given in ArbCom guide just don't add up with each other[edit]

I just visited to read about ArbCom, and found this section Wikipedia:5-minute guide to ArbCom elections#How do the elections work?. The dates provided here are wrong, it says that all events (like, Nomination period, voting period, etc.) are scheduled for 14 May to 13 May (which should be -1 or 364 days), but the brackets there say 10 days or 14 days. Someone please fix them with correct data, or simply hide the section until correct data is available. Or atleast forward this concern to someone who can fix it. Thanks. Cheers! CX Zoom (talk) 11:00, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

It uses a template which had not been updated with 2021 dates. I have added plausible dates.[7] PrimeHunter (talk) 13:28, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. The dates were so weird before you updated them, that I just couldn't stop myself from posting it here. CX Zoom (talk) 10:37, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

How to submit my draft for review[edit]

This is the link to my draft: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Mary_Jane_(Ross)_Ross

I don't have the usual large window and button telling me to click to submit for review. I can't seem to figure out how to move on to next steps toward review/publication.

Thanks very much in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Northernguide (talkcontribs) 13:25, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

@NorthernGuide: Well you seem to have figured it out. The page is notable, and mostly meets standards, so it is fine in main space. I have moved it to a more usual title, we don't usually put maiden names or the like in titles if not needed. AdmiralEek Thar she edits! 15:08, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Courtesy ping: @Northernguide: CX Zoom (talk) 10:35, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Image formatting[edit]

I added a picture to Mount Eerie (album) and I wanted it to display on the left in the 'Recording' section (like as seen in The Glow Pt. 2), but it seems it only wants to display until after the infobox is done, and this article happens to have a very long infobox. I'm wondering if there's a way around this, or a better place to put the image. Thanks! Mcguy15 (talk, contribs) 14:05, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

@Mcguy15: Fixed by using {{Stack}}.[8] PrimeHunter (talk) 22:27, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: Thank you very much! Mcguy15 (talk, contribs) 00:57, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Removal of Word In Headline[edit]

Hi there, I am updating a page on Wikipedia, but i cannot figure out how to remove something from the headline and update the logo. The page i am working on is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RBC_Top_25_Canadian_Immigrants_Award#Award_Recipients and the program is no longer associated with RBC, so i am looking to change page to just https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_25_Canadian_Immigrants_Award#Award_Recipients

As well, the program logo has changed, the new image has been added to the site but i get an error when i try to upload here https://canadianimmigrant.ca/wp-content/uploads/logo-1.jpg

Any help would be amazing! thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by CanadianImmigrant (talkcontribs) 14:44, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

You are looking to move a page. See Wikipedia:Moving a page for instructions. Mcguy15 (talk, contribs) 14:56, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
CanadianImmigrant, your user name appears to represent an organisation, which is not allowed by Wikipedia and implies you have a conflict of interest. Please can you review the information I have posted on your talk page, User talk:CanadianImmigrant and change your user name. In particular, if you receive, or expect to receive, compensation for any contribution you make, you must disclose your employer, client, and affiliation to comply with our terms of use and our policy on paid editing. If you have any questions, please ask. TSventon (talk) 15:42, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Mcguy15 this user won't have access to move the page, as you need to be autoconfirmed (4 days, 10 edits). CanadianImmigrant I have moved the page as requested. Joseph2302 (talk) 16:06, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@Joseph2302: My bad, I should have checked that. Mcguy15 (talk, contribs) 16:17, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@CanadianImmigrant: I've updated the logo used in the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award infobox. If you can't see the change you may have to clear your cache (alt+f5 usually works). nagualdesign 21:25, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Renaming an article?[edit]

I created an article titled The Workers Party of Britain but I've realized that it would be more fitting if it were just titled "Workers Party of Britain". Is there a way to possibly change an article name? Beesechurg 17:39, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Yes, you can use the move function which should be visible at the top of the page? (Might depend on your skin--I'm most familiar with Monobook, where it's just after the history tab at the top of an article. (Relevant wikilink: WP:Moving a page) - Purplewowies (talk) 17:50, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
You will run into a problem, though - Workers Party of Britain redirects to George Galloway. I will go ahead and request that the redirect be replaced with your article. ‡ Єl Cid of Valencia talk 18:02, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Well, it actually looks like the article was deleted at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Workers Party of Britain. So, I am going to hold off on my request. ‡ Єl Cid of Valencia talk 18:08, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Well, thanks anyways; let me know if I need to do anything. Beesechurg 18:11, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@Beesechurg: - I would say two things: 1) Look at the deletion discussion I linked to. It took place over a year ago and it is certainly possible that the party has grown to be notable. If you believe that the party is now notable (see WP:ORG if you are unsure) and think that the deletion discussion no longer applies: 2) make a request at Wikipedia:Requested moves/Technical requests. I would do this myself but I am not knowledgeable on the party and I think you are in a better position to determine notability. If you have questions feel free to let me know. Cheers and sorry for making this more confusing than necessary! ‡ Єl Cid of Valencia talk 18:33, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
I've went ahead and made a move request. No need to apologize and thanks for all the help! 😀 Beesechurg 19:53, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

modificarea paginei Meditatie Transcedentala in Romana[edit]

Hello,

The page Miscarea Transcendentala from Wikipedia Romania (https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mi%C8%99carea_transcendental%C4%83) has a lot of references which are not related to the subject and some references are not valid. However, it carries a detrimental image to one of the political personalities of Romania the philosopher Andrei Plesu. Despite my emails to the administrator Victor Blacus there is a will to keep the current "form".

Regards AD

We cannot assist with issues on other projects. YODADICAE👽 21:29, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Ill Nino Article[edit]

Can you Please help me fix the Ill Nino Article Please. 70.179.216.206 (talk) 22:43, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

You mean, Ill Niño? What kind of help does it need, or what kind do you want? (Whatever your answer, I shan't help, because I know nothing about the subject. However, your clear description might succeed in getting help from some other editor(s).) -- Hoary (talk) 22:50, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
I looked at your edits and made several fixes.[9] PrimeHunter (talk) 22:53, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

May 15[edit]

Timeline of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, 2021[edit]

Hi! I'm not sure where to notify other experienced editors about this so I'm posting this here.

The article Timeline of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, 2021 seems to be a bit biased. I'm not sure and it may be my own point of view but it seems like the article mostly portrays facts from only one side of the conflict and there is a lack of facts of incidents(e.g casualties) from the Palestine side and a lot of the information is unreferenced.

Can an experienced editor take a look at this?Pakib007 (talk) 02:25, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Pakib007 Generally speaking, the talk page of the affected article is the correct venue to raise issues about a specific article. That said, as I'm sure you can intuit, articles dealing with Israel-Palestine are some of our most controversial, hotly contested articles. Because of intractable disputes, articles in that area and editors working in that area are subject to discretionary sanctions. Because of that, caution is warranted when wading into that area.
I cannot speak to the bias in the article, but you said a lot of the information is unreferenced. I'm not entirely sure what you think is unreferenced. Each section cites at least one source, though I have not gone through the article and verified that the sources support all the information in the section to which they are appended. One thing you can do is to go through the article and put {{cn}} next to any information you believe to be unreferenced.
I hope this helps. It's at least a start. When working in this area, remember to keep your cool, and bring reliable sources for any information you want to add or challenge.~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 05:10, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Henry VIII[edit]

Henry was married to Katherine of Aragon his first wife which in your article shows her name as Catherine which is his last 2 wife's name's!— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2603:6011:9500:d0d1:ed77:1877:164a:10b8 (talkcontribs)

See Catherine_of_Aragon#Spelling_of_her_name. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 05:14, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Rotating an image[edit]

An article on my watchlist has an image that needs rotating 90 degrees in order for it to make sense. How do I do that? -Roxy . wooF 06:39, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

@Roxy the dog: You might want to look into Template:Rotate over at Wikimedia Commons. Inimesh (talk) 07:21, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
The image is here, on wikipedia, not commons. -Roxy . wooF 07:42, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
I looked anyway, and it is above my pay grade. Thanks though. -Roxy . wooF 07:51, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
@Roxy the dog: Would you like to link the article in question? {{Transform-rotate}} might do the trick. Inimesh (talk) 08:08, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
The first image at Colour fastness needs to rotate 90 degrees anti-clockwise, or 270 degrees clockwise. -Roxy . wooF 09:02, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
This is a clear, simple and sensible request. I'll gladly do it myself once I'm at a proper computer; unless someone else gets there first. Maproom (talk) 09:37, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
 Done. Maproom (talk) 10:09, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
@Roxy the dog: For future reference, any requests for image alterations both here and on Commons can be made at Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Photography workshop (or on my talk page once I've got my damn laptop fixed). nagualdesign 14:30, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you to everybody who took time to help here. -Roxy . wooF 14:37, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

please help me how to use wikipedia external links and edit post[edit]

by Devid nexa- unsigned (fixed by CX Zoom)

@Devid nexa: Hi and Welcome to Wikipedia. I went through your contributions and it looks like you want to create citations, which cite your own work and is a Conflict of Interest. Please read WP:COI before proceeding. If you want to learn more in depth about editing Wikipedia consider reading Help:Introduction and Help:Getting started. These two articles contain almost everything you need to learn in order to make many good edits to Wikipedia. If you need help, you can ask here. Have a nice day. CX Zoom (talk) 11:29, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

How do I properly question the verifiability and reliability of a source?[edit]

Hello! Recently I came across an article that links to a sketchy low-quality website, which I do not believe is a reasonably reliable source. How do I go about challenging and/or removing this source? --PeanutButterPopcorn (talk) 11:15, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

PeanutButterPopcorn Hello and welcome to the Teahouse. If you believe that a source(and by extention the information being cited) is not a reliable source, or otherwise question it, you may edit the article to remove it(or if the article is protected, you may make an edit request on the talk page). If someone disagrees with you, they should start a discussion on the talk page. 331dot (talk) 11:20, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
@PeanutButterPopcorn: If a talk page discussion cannot reach consensus right away, then take it to the Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard. -Arch dude (talk) 15:47, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your response, 331dot. The info has other reliable sources, it is just this one source that seems unreliable and should therefore be removed from the article.— Preceding unsigned comment added by PeanutButterPopcorn (talkcontribs)
Well, I got that location confused, didn't I. Yes, you may simply remove the problematic source. 331dot (talk) 12:07, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Need help to be a article blogger[edit]

Dear Wikipedia Team,

I'm a fresher on Wikipedia i wanna be a article blogger like portfolio creator or etc. But i don't know how to start or creator a blogging so please help me out... — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Fact Explorer (talkcontribs) 11:52, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

The Fact Explorer This page is for asking questions about using Wikipedia; Wikipedia is not a blogging website. If you would like to write encyclopedia articles, you should be advised that doing so is the most difficult task to perform here. As such, you should first gain experience by editing existing articles in areas that interest you, to get a feel for how Wikipedia operates and what is expected of article content. You may also find it helpful to use the new user tutorial. 331dot (talk) 12:05, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Infobox images of people[edit]

Hello help desk,

I would like to know how images of people are decided. The two possible arguments that I see on Wikipedia are the quality of the image and how recent the image was taken. I would like to know what criteria images have to be in order to be used in the infobox of a person. Interstellarity (talk) 12:27, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Interstellarity quite often we have to accept whatever free photo is available. It can be surprisingly hard to find unencumbered photos of living people. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 14:04, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
Like the rest of Wikipedia, the choice between different images is decided by community consensus. If you'd like to swap an infobox image just open a discussion at the article talk page and explain your own rationale. nagualdesign 14:21, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
@Interstellarity: However, if there is a free image, even if only marginally acceptable, then a non-free image cannot be used. -Arch dude (talk) 15:38, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
@Dodger67, Nagualdesign, and Arch dude: Thanks for your response. I was assuming that there are multiple free images available on Commons for a particular person and I already knew that free images should be used if possible so there was no need to tell me that. If I'm understanding it correctly, images of living or deceased people are decided by community consensus, and that are no guidelines to follow when deciding which image to choose. If this is not true or I'm missing something, please let me know. Interstellarity (talk) 23:36, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

FULL TEXT PAGE EMAILS[edit]

Dear Sir or Madam,

Do you know how I can get full pages of text when I email Wikipedia text pages?

Thank you.

John Martine

Hi, John. You can copy the entire page and paste in on your email, or use the "Download as PDF" option to make a PDF file of the page you currently are on, or use the "Printable version" option to create a colored print out, or convert it to PDF. These options can be found at the left side of all pages, below Wikipedia logo. You may also make a Word document by copy- pasting the contents of a page and email the .docx or .pdf file as an attachment. CX Zoom (talk) 13:47, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Description of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam needs to be corrected[edit]

Description of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasudhaiva_Kutumbakam

It currently reads "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is a Sanskrit phrase found in Hindu texts such as the Maha Upanishad, which means 'let our kids gets tortured and give proctor exams'.[2]" which is incorrect and offensive. Please correct is ASAP. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:6C44:777F:D272:80E8:E7B9:E1A8:B53F (talk) 14:14, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

The text was vandalised at 13.04 today and corrected at 14.23. TSventon (talk) 14:49, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Talk page[edit]

Hello, could someone please tell me how to create my talk page? Thanking you in advance, --Panther Of France (talk) 15:24, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

I just created it. You create a page by clicking on a red link to that page and then putting something in the resulting edit window. The "talk" link in your signature was red, so I clicked on it and then added a standard "welcome" message. And Welcome to Wikipedia! -Arch dude (talk) 15:33, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

history[edit]

ways used by the colonial government to secure African labour for settlement?

You're going to want to ask at the reference desk. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 20:06, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Template capitalization[edit]

Dear Help Desk. I know template names are not case-sensitive and there seems to be no guideline or policy about the capitalization of template names. However, when writing an article, one would probably like to capitalise the templates in some consistent manner. Is there some kind of a good practice to follow? For example, the recent FA Holocaust in Slovakia seems to try to use all-lower-case for all its templates. However, it balks at lower-casing the template "TOC-limit". It might be that each template has its own preferred capitalisation. For example the documentation of the template "SfnRef" consistently uses Sfn, SfnRef, but harv, harvid, and harvnb. How can one find out what the true name of a template is? Some other articles seem to capitalise template names haphazardly, e.g. the recent FA Battle of Inverkeithing. With many thanks and best regards, Johannes Schade (talk) 20:23, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

@Johannes Schade: Template names are case sensitive, except for the first character. The true name is with upper case first character. Sometimes there are redirects from names with different capitalization after the first character. Redirects have to be created by editors. {{TOC limit}} is the true name. {{tOC limit}} automatically works too but would be silly. There are many redirects but only one with a hyphen: {{TOC-limit}}. The true name is shown at top of the template page, except rare cases where the displayed name is changed by DISPLAYTITLE. It's not important which name is used but if you really want a recommendation then I suggest to avoid redirects and to use the initial capitalization in examples on the template page. If there are no examples then use upper case. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:15, 15 May 2021 (UTC)