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July 20[edit]

Copyright issue with 19th century maps[edit]

After having read the tutorial pages regarding copyright, I'm still not clear. Can I assume that a map from 1875 is free of copyright issues? —Preceding unsigned comment added by MarkinBoston (talkcontribs)

Having investigated this for you I would say yes, when uploading I would select either the Author died more than 100 years ago or the work was first published in the US before 1923. Andyreply 01:17, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
If it was published in 1875, or before 1923, yes. If it's a reproduction or scan by someone else, and it was not published in the U.S., there may be issues (see Bridgeman vs. Corel); I'm not sure what the current policies with respect to those are. --NE2 01:18, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the responses. MarkinBoston 05:08, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Etiquette for removing "article unreferenced" tag[edit]

I contributed some citations to the "Wan Rong" article. Can I go ahead and remove the "this article is unreferenced" tag? Or is that the function of an editor? thanks - Zatoichi26 02:08, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

You are an editor. You can remove the tag when you take care of the problem (as you have), or if you're worried that more needs to be done you can raise the issue on the article's talk page. Confusing Manifestation 02:12, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
great - thanx.. I shall go forth and do good 23:24, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Book Reading[edit]

One day i was on wikipedia and i clicked on somethenig and i started to read the book and now i forgot how. Can you help me? Sincerly. Tehbest1 02:38, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Hmm... are you asking how you can find an article again? Do you remember what the article was about? Charlie-talk to me-what I've done 04:13, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
For many older books, Project Gutenberg makes copies of the books available online. This is only available for books that are in the public domain. Many articles will include a link to an online text in the "External links" section at the bottom of the article. If you can find the book you were reading, the link to the text will probably be somewhere in those links at the bottom. --JayHenry 05:49, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
If you know the author, you can search on Google or on the US Library of Congress website. On Wiki, you could try the "search" feature (next to Go on the left of the page) and include a few key words. Timothy Perper 17:06, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure I get the question... ~Crowstar~crow calls 20:25, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

If I understand the question correctly, you must be looking for Wikibooks. Try using the search feature there.

"Go" and "Search"[edit]

What's the difference between "Go" and "Search" buttons? @pple 03:43, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure it's covered at WP:GO or WP:SEARCH or something, but basically if you type in the exact title of an existing article and press "Go" it will go to that article, but if you press "Search" (or if the article doesn't exist), then it gives you the search page. Confusing Manifestation 03:47, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Multiple Interlanguage Wikilinks[edit]

I recently created the page Nissan R90C. It is about a basic race car that has seen multiple forms in its year of competition. These forms have had multiple names (R90CK, R90CP, R91CP, R92CP, etc...). My page covers all the variants because they are basically the same car.

However, the Japanese Wikipedia has pages for 4 specific variants: ja:日産・R90CK, ja:日産・R90CP, ja:日産・R91CP, and ja:日産・R92CP.

How exactly should I add an interlanguage wikilink to the bottom of the page? Should I add all four Japanese articles as four seperate interlanguage wikilinks? The359 04:44, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Good question. The software is designed in such a way that having more than one interwiki link to the same language is confusing. You have two options here.
  1. Just pick on article on the Japanese Wikipedia to exchange links with. (Actually, all the Japanese wiki articles can link to enwiki, but not the reverse.) Then check to see that all the articles link to one another in a category or template, and that's good enough.
  2. Create sub-stubs for each variant of the car in order to facilitate one-to-one interwiki linking.

I prefer the first option because it's simpler. Shalom Hello 04:57, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

movie plots and titles.[edit]

Can you help me locate a film that was shown on TV in 1982 about a "mentally retarded" (I hate that word) man and the woman who helped him and eventually married him? I missed the opening credits and title, and the closing credits were never shown.

The story is about a young man who marries a slightly older woman (NOT TIM) and his family refuses to accept the marriage. They take the couple to court to have the marriage annulled, and the judge orders him to 30days observation/evaluation and an institution. She helped him through the 30 days (and the worst test at the roller rink). At the end of the film, the judge gave the family the choice of accepting the marriage or placing him permanently in the institution. She was finally accepted. The most memorable line was, "I'm not retarded. I'm not retarded. A little slow. A few problems. No problem."

I would love to add this film to my collection, but I have no idea what it is or who was in it. I've been searching for over 20 years, and have only recently asked for help. If you can help me, please let me know at [EMAIL REMOVED].

Thank you. Jodi Eisen [EMAIL REMOVED]

Your inquiry would be best directed to the Entertainment division of the Reference Desk.

Have a nice day.

The Rhymesmith 06:35, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Real Estate[edit]

We are a Real Estate Company in India and have 500 Acres of land for sle at Hyderabad. I wish yo contact your Real Estate Division for this property. Kindly advise name of the Cotact person and his Email address. Thanks! Alok Mukerji


Wikipedia is not a sales agency, and we cannot help you list or sell your land. Apologies.

The Rhymesmith 06:33, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


why dont you correct the mistake in your logo in the languages sanskirit and japanese? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

As I understand, there are some changes being discussed, something to do with the particular mix of symbols/letters appearing on the globe. Probably not a change the majority of people would notice. ;) But, I'm not sure what you're referring to, in particular? – Luna Santin (talk) 07:59, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

I just want to tell you this is a brillant step in the right direction to save our species[edit]

I think this concept is a fundemental tool in saving our doomed existence as a genus. You and everyone who participates in this type of forum has the opportunity to become equipped with the knowledge to save US.

Bigbillyx 09:18, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Eh, thank you very much! AndrewJDTALK -- 09:49, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

time of prays[edit]

Dear Brother i,m vising Munich 7 salusburge on 26th of july 2007, could you kindly tell me the time of praying in munich as this will be my first visit to germany. many thanks


I'm sorry but this is for Wikipedia related questions only, sorry. Rlest 12:59, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
You might, however, receive a good response at the Humanities Reference Desk. Angus Lepper(T, C, D) 13:01, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

namespaces background color[edit]

hello, I'm looking for a method to change background colors of various namespaces in my own (local) wikipedia. can you help? thank! --11:37, 20 July 2007 (UTC)Furtig

Presumably, you mean a local wiki; Wikipedia® is a trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation. The correct page to edit would be MediaWiki:Monobook.css in your own wiki; you can look at Wikipedia's code to see how it's done here. There's a configuration variable you have to set in LocalSettings.php to enable the site CSS first (something like $wgEnableSiteCssJs, but I can't remember the exact name). --ais523 17:00, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

New article[edit]

Hi there, I've just signed up, and I want to write a new article. What do I do??

Please see Help:Starting a new page. utcursch | talk 11:45, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
But note, Wikipedia deletes many articles, up to several per minute, for violating Wikipedia's complicated policies and guidelines. Because Wikipedia's policies and guidelines are often non-intuitive for new users, new articles by new users may be at high risk of being deleted; this may be especially true for new users who haven't yet read enough help pages to have learned on their own how to start a new article (those who are unfamiliar with Wikipedia's manuals typically make some incorrect assumptions about what they say). So before you spend many hours editing your new article, only to possibly have it deleted, you should carefully review what Wikipedia is not, and it's a good idea to ask the Help desk about the subject you have in mind. Also be aware that Wikipedia already has 5,496,736 articles, making it the largest encyclopedia in history, but less than 1% of these articles have earned Wikipedia's highest quality ranking of "featured". Thus Wikipedia's greatest need (by far) is to improve the quality of existing articles, rather than create even more new articles that are likely to be of low quality until they too receive extensive editing by many users who have read the friendly manuals. --Teratornis 14:41, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Finding Me[edit]

Hey Guys,

I'm building my page, but wanted to know if someone was looking for information on me, how would they find me on Wikipedia? Name search? Google Search? What do I need to do to make sure someone looking for me can locate me? To make myself stand out? Do I need to use key words that pertain to my profession? Thanks for your time and consideration. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Octavia Lesley (talkcontribs)

Wikipedia is not Facebook or MySpace. It is not a place for people to look for information about you. Your user page is where you put information about yourself, if you like, but it is not considered a repository for all information about you. -- Kainaw(what?) 14:07, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
If by "someone" you mean a member of the general public, that person could find you on Wikipedia through any of the usual search methods, by using your name as search keywords, assuming your name appears on Wikipedia somewhere, and the search engine they use is up to date. On the other hand, if by "someone" you mean a Wikipedian, that person would probably find you by seeing your user name in edit histories, in your talk page signatures, or possibly in one of the subcategories under Category:Wikipedians. For example, if you add userboxes to your User page, you will add yourself to some user categories. --Teratornis 14:55, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Photo upload[edit]

I do not understand the photo upload. I own the photo of the person but it is not clear on how to post it. I completed whatever it gives me as an option but then tells me it's not correct. this is very confusing. I must have uploaded the file 10 times already!

Did you upload the file and get confused by the other steps, or did you not manage to upload the file?
If you uploaded the file, please post the image file name here, and someone will finish the job.
If you did not manage to upload the file, maybe you could email the file to me, and I'll try to upload it myself. Click on my username, then click "email this user". In order to do this, you will need to provide your own email address by clicking on "my preferences" in the upper right corner of your screen. Shalom Hello 16:03, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

non breaking hyphen?[edit]

Is there a way to use a non breaking hyphen while editing articles? If so, what is it? I know how to use the non breaking space "<ampersand>nbsp;", but could not find any info for hyphens on either the HTML help page, the math symbols in HTML page, nor the math markup page. Thanks in advance. Baccyak4H (Yak!) 14:54, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

"&mdash for a long hyphen and "&ndash" for a short hyphen.  Chantessy  16:12, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! (I knew of them, but not that they were nonbreaking.) I recall that in rigorous usage they actaully have different meanings, but on second thought, in the contexts I'll be wanting its use, using &ndash is not going to get me in any trouble with the punctuation police. Thanks again. Baccyak4H (Yak!) 16:22, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

(outdent) Hmm...may be browser dependent or something like that, but &ndash does break, on WP article pages at least. <test>a–s–d–f–g–h–j–k–l<endtest> Still open to suggestions. Baccyak4H (Yak!) 16:30, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

&#8209 (‑) should work. jeffjon 14:58, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

searching for a certain topic[edit]

how do i search for the simularities and differences of the three levels of law enforcement?

Sorry, the Help desk only answer your questions about using Wikipedia, please try asking this at the Reference Desk, and make yourself clearer, since the law enforcement is different among different countries. Peacent 16:23, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


On a user contribs list, what does "top" mean?  Chantessy  16:11, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

It means that the particular contribution is the top revision (i.e. the most recent revision) of the page. For example, if I go to Special:Contributions/Elkman immediately after I save this change, it'll say Wikipedia:Help desk (top). As soon as someone else asks a question, my change will no longer be on top. --Elkman (Elkspeak) 16:13, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

How can I make a company name appear in the "United States financial services company stubs" index:

Stub index listing[edit]

How can I make a company name appear in the "United States financial services company stubs" index:

Add this: {{US-finance-company-stub}} to the page. Best of luck! henriktalk

Sandbox question[edit]

I have a question. I just saved something to the general sandbox. How can I retrieve it? It's well within the 12-hour time frame that you cite.

Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

You don't appear to have done any other edits from your current IP address, but you could go through the history and see if you can find your edit. Best of luck! henriktalk 16:43, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Although the sandbox is cleaned automatically every 12 hours, it has a sufficiently high edit rate that pretty much any edit there tends to get blanked or edited beyond recognition pretty quickly. (If you create an account, you'll get a 'my contributions' feature that lets you find the edits you've made easily; IPs have a tendency to change around, though, so it's hard to find an edit again if your IP has changed since you made it; you have to check through the history.) --ais523 16:56, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


How do I remove an old (outdated) image from a posting and replace it with a new, current, image? 16:48, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Upload the image you want to replace the existing one. Ensure it is freely licensed, first. Once you've uploaded and tagged it with the appropriate license, go to the article where the current image is located and replace the image link with your new one. WP:IMAGES may also be of help to you. LaraLove 16:55, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia Edit Page toolbar (Extension?)[edit]

The Edit page on Wikipedia using a toolbar that adds several capabilities to your editor. I've reviewed the Special:Version page and do not recognize which, if any, of the installed extensions provides the added toolbar entries. I've downloaded the 1.11alpha version to see if it was a new feature.

How do I add the same toolbar buttons to my stock install of MediaWiki? --Vjg 18:02, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Try looking at MediaWiki:Common.js; I think some of the code for doing that was added manually by admins here. (If you do use that code, change the URL to a local copy of the images rather than live-loading them from Commons like Wikipedia does.) --ais523 18:17, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank you very much. That was just what I was looking for. It also made the process of adding my own editor buttons quite clear. --Vjg 19:30, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Flickr, Photobox, etc[edit]

Are photos held on Flickr, Photobox, etc, considered "free".

Can they be used ?

Under what category ?

Tovojolo 18:51, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

No, they are not usually free.

The Rhymesmith 19:28, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Use this field to search for Creative Commons licensed content

Tip: Find photos with a Creative Commons license. Learn more... Only search within Creative Commons-licensed photos

Find content to use commercially

Find content to modify, adapt, or build upon
— flickr

If you select both of the two check boxes, it should show you appropriately licensed images WilyD 20:27, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

    • But there is no guarantee that the person who uploaded the picture to Flickr actually posted it with a valid copyright status. Corvus cornix 22:26, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


Why was the article, "Zeitgeist: The Movie" and other similar names protected from creation? There used to be a decent article there. There was nothing much on the deletion log either. Since the article is about a movie with sensitive information about the religion and the 911 conspiracy, the deletion did not seem like a legit process, but rather, censorship.

Can an admin please tell me what is going on here. 99boy 19:50, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Zeitgeist the Movie. The short answer is that self-published movies on Google Video rarely get the reliable sources which Wikipedia articles require. Corvus cornix 20:23, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
The deletion log [1] shows it was deleted 4 minutes apart. This indicates somebody recreated it within 4 minutes of the deletion decided at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Zeitgeist the Movie. When people don't respect a decision to delete, it is common to protect from recreation. Wikipedia is not censored and contains many things which are offensive to many people. And Wikipedia has several articles about 9/11 conspiracy theories. PrimeHunter 23:55, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
The AfD actually referred to this version. Corvus cornix 01:29, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
I disagree. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Zeitgeist the Movie lists Zeitgeist the Movie. The AfD was closed July 15 by Krimpet (discussion at User talk:Krimpet), and the two deletions I referred to in [2] were for Zeitgeist the Movie and made by Krimpet two minutes before and after the close. Your link is to Zeitgeist: The Movie which was deleted July 18 by another editor who linked the 3 days old AfD as reason. Krimpet omitted to link the AfD in the deletion log which may have caused confusion. PrimeHunter 01:50, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Section-edit links displaced by images[edit]

I ran across an article (South Park, Los Angeles, California) that had the section-edit links in an odd place. Looking at it, I saw that two images included in the top section (section 0) extended down the page past the headings of the next two sections. It appears that this made the section header wrap, leaving the section-edit links in the middle of the second section text. I made a change in the location of the images that improved this. But what should have happened to prevent this in the first place?

See: Wikipedia:How to fix bunched-up edit links (WP:BUNCH). --Teratornis 00:03, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. The floated div method resulted in a nicer result than just moving the images around, That is exactly what I was looking for.

Search problems[edit]

When I search for national alliance of latin american and caribbean communities, the wikipedia article for National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities does not come up?

How can i make it so?

If you want to make it come up for everybody, you can make a redirect page. If you just want to search Wikipedia case-insensitively yourself, try Google Search on Wikipedia or one of the other search options. Also note that if a page is new, sometimes the search function and external search engines do not find it until after some days have passed and they update their indexes. --Teratornis 22:58, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Article Deletion Question[edit]

After reading the suggested articles about deletion, I am still not certain why mine was deleted:

04:56, 20 July 2007 NawlinWiki (Talk | contribs) deleted "Mdvanii" (g11 advertising, a7 nonnotable, no indep. sources content was: '{{db| there is no assertion of notability of the subject, nor is any context provided for understanding it.}}MdvaniiMdvanii is a 1/6 scale (2...')

I am guessing that G11 refers to:

G11 Pages that exist only to promote a company, product, or service. You can put A tag has been placed on page name, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article seems to be blatant advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become an encyclopedia article. Please read the general criteria for speedy deletion, particularly item 11, as well as the guidelines on spam.

And that A7 refers to:

A7 Article about a person, group, company, or web content that does not assert the importance of the subject.

I do not think that either was the case. Wouldn't A7 apply to everything on Wikipedia? How does one assert importance? As for G11, the article was about a doll that is also known as an artwork in some circles . . . not a company, product, or service. I am very confused.

If you disagree with a speedy deletion, you can bring it up at deletion review. --ST47Talk·Desk 20:44, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Can't create embedded link[edit]


I tried to create an embedded link in an article (which directs to another Wikipedia page) but it doesn't come out on the preview page. I'm using the correct code <a href="(webpage)">(Name of link)</a> but it isn't working. I've tried both typing the address normally and using the Internal Link option. Any help?

If it's a link to another Wikipedia page you can use the square brackets: [[ ... ]]. So if you were linking to say dog it would be written as [[dog]]. Hope this helps -- AndrewJDTALK -- 21:18, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

The "<a" code doesn't work in Wikipedia. Only a limited set of HTML is valid. Corvus cornix 22:27, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

how do i make boxes on creating pages[edit]

1jake312 21:15, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

If you mean how to use the infobox at Pilot (Drake & Josh), then see {{Infobox Television episode}} and Template talk:Infobox Television episode#Usage. The first step is to use double brackets {{...}}. PrimeHunter 21:48, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

product advertising[edit]

in reading the article regarding RHIOs, i came across a description of a software product and link to the manufacturer's website. how can i tell if the article was written specifically for marketing purposes and may be biased towards this manufacturer's way of doing things? our company has a similar product that i would love to advertise in the same way, but i feel this is an inappropriate use of wikipedia. how are issues such as this resolved? Iki-turso 21:41, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

On Wikipedia we resolve everything by finding consensus and writing guideline and policy documents. You can find most of those documents here: User:John Broughton/Editor's Index to Wikipedia. Searching that page for "advertisements" leads to Wikipedia:Wikiproject Advertising which looks like a group of users who handle problems of this type. I imagine you are asking about the obvious promotional language in the poorly-formatted entry for "eTransX" under RHIO#External links. That looks like a fairly clear case of what we call spam. --Teratornis 22:54, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


I am considering posting information about my company/organization. I am concerned, however, that others might post negative things on the page. Is there protection offered for this? Is posting done anonymously or do users have to identify themselves? Is this ever a problem?

See WP:OWN. There is no guarantee that the information in an article will not be edited. In fact, it can almost be guaranteed that it will be. By posting to Wikipedia, you cede all control over the information that you put here. See also WP:COI for the guidelines on posting information that you have a personal stake in. Read also Wikipedia:Vested interest. Corvus cornix 22:30, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
And see: Wikipedia:Business' FAQ. --Teratornis 22:55, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, Teratornis, I was looking for that and couldn't find it anywhere. Corvus cornix 23:00, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
I've added it to the See also section of WP:COI. Corvus cornix 23:01, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
I looked it up where I look up (almost) everything about editing on Wikipedia: User:John Broughton/Editor's Index to Wikipedia. --Teratornis 23:59, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
That is an amazing page. Corvus cornix 01:20, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Oh yeah. John Broughton is a genius; give him some more Barnstars. (And not least because he graciously accepted some of my minor recommendations for the page format.) The answers to many Help desk questions are somewhere on that page. Between the Editor's Index and searching the Help desk archive with Google you can answer almost any Help desk question other than the misplaced Reference desk questions. That's why we mentioned both of those tools on Wikipedia:Help desk/How to answer. --Teratornis 03:32, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Help with Notorious move[edit]

Some editor moved the Alfred Hitchcock film Notorious to Notorious (1946 film) to make room for a much less famous TV episode. There is also a 2008 film in the works (Notorious (2008 film)). Obviously, the episode needs to be moved, but should Notorious be used for the film or as a disambiguation page? Clarityfiend 23:00, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

In my opinion, it would be best to use Notorious as a disambiguation page, mainly because of the upcoming movie. If it were just the movie and the episode, I'd say keep the movie at the main article with a disambiguation note at the top, but with another movie on the way, a disambiguation page seems best. --NickContact/Contribs 23:05, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Ugh. I moved Notorious to Notorious (The Best Years episode). Then I found there was already a Notorious (disambiguation). Now what?! Clarityfiend 00:44, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Add Notorious (The Best Years episode) to Notorious (disambiguation), and then move Notorious (disambiguation) to Notorious. The latter may require an administrator (because it moves over a redirect to another article) and can be requested at Wikipedia:Requested moves. PrimeHunter 02:06, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

how to stop unscrupulous people from posting false information on talk page?[edit]

in one article, some unscupulous people are posting some false information, with sole intent to defame the person regarding the article is about. how can we stop such vandalism? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rationalistdebasis (talkcontribs) 23:37, 20 July 2007.

What is the name of the talk page in question? Theresa Knott | Taste the Korn 23:38, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

das had falsely claimed that prabir ghosh is not the gen. sec. of science and rationalist association of india. in regards to that i have uploaded the certified copy of registrar proving sukanta's claim is bogus. few days back he also deleted the name of prabir ghosh from notable rationalist list. talk pages in question are prabir ghosh, rationalist movement —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rationalistdebasis (talkcontribs) 23:52, 20 July 2007.

The "help me" template is for use on your user page, not the Help desk. And you've still not told us which article this is about, though I'm guessing it's Prabir Ghosh. I'm trying to figure out what this is about, but the obnoxious ALL CAPS and bold ranting on the Talk page is difficult to follow. -- Kesh 02:33, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

the talk pages in question are- 1) rationalist movement 2) prabir ghosh.

on the talk page sukanta das has claimed that prabir ghosh is not general sec. of bharatiya bigyan o yuktibadi samiti. i hav uploaded a certified copy of registrar which proves claim of sukanta is false. sukanta aslo deleted the name of prabir ghosh a week back from notable rationalist list. how can we prevent such falsified defamation? --Rationalistdebasis 13:35, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

The best thing to do is to follow Wikipedia's dispute resolution process. If this person is not actually violating any policies, then you attempt to resolve the problem by discussing it with them, taking it to arbitration, and so forth. -- Kesh 15:33, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

User Deletion[edit]

I was just wondering how the user can delete their own account if they do not wish to continue using it?

Are the editors of the site the only ones capable of that?

If so, how can I request for my user account to be deleted?

Just stop using the account. -- Kainaw(what?) 23:44, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
You can't delete your account completely, but you do have the meta:right to vanish. Martijn Hoekstra 00:14, 21 July 2007 (UTC)