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September 1[edit]

Playboy Magazine Covers[edit]

I thought only a Free photo could be used on the biography of a living person.

It seems to me that the magazine cover used on Bethany Lorraine violates WP:FU and WP:NFCC.

In fact all the magazine covers in Category:Playboy magazine covers seem to be violations.

Am I right ?

If I am, I'll start removing them.

Please advise.

Tovojolo 00:23, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

On that specific page, it probably is. Playboy covers are copyrighted, but they should only serve to illustrated commentary on the model in the issue indicated. For instance, if the articles explains "Miss X's fame was cemented when she appeared on the June 1987 issue of Playboy" then an image of the magazine would probably be acceptable. However, without any commentary, or with commentary unrelated to the issue, such as "Miss X is a former Playboy centerfold" they probably fail our content criteria. --Haemo 00:52, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
Also, just so you know, to Wikilink to a category or image you can just put a colon in front, like [[:Category:Playboy magazine covers]]

I'm confused.

Excusing copyright violations only harms Wikipedia.

Look at Marliece Andrada, the commentary in the article is that she was the playmate for that particular month – is that enough to justify the use of the magazine cover ?

Tovojolo 01:04, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

No, it's probably not. What are you confused about? You brought up a good point, and I'd say most would agree that those covers are used in ways disallowed by our fair use guidelines. Leebo T/C 01:10, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Firefox spell-check on Wikipedia[edit]

G'day. I'm using Firefox and loving the spell-check function that, similarly to Microsoft Word and Thunderbird, underlines misspelt words in Red. It is working right now in this little window, but numerous times when I'm editing a large Wiki article it doesn't appear to be working. I'm guessing this might have something to do with their being too many words and it timing out or something? Does anybody know a way to get around this? Cheers, Rothery 02:04, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Hrmm, I'm using the same version, and I have never noticed this issue, and have edited many very large pages. It might be some sort of conflict with another add-on, or some other software issue. Perhaps if nobody here can figure it out, you may wish to ask at Wikipedia:Village Pump (technical) and see if those very smart folks can assist you. Face-smile-big.svg ArielGold 02:10, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
I just opened it on this page, which is quite large, and it was working. Leebo T/C 02:41, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
It's a Firefox problem, not a Wikipedia problem. Sometimes, when editing large amounts of text, the underlining spellchecker doesn't work. I've noticed it on several different sites. Why? I have no idea, but I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the amount of RAM your computer has, and the size of the page you're editing. --Haemo 06:56, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia Compactabilty[edit]

Hello, I am using a 736JD Microchip (Dell make 2003 November) with a processer that uses a 9 voltage adaptor. Would this combination defect my Wikipedia page display or would it create a meltdown in the lower motherboard? My motherboard detail logs are : 63H-4403-N/FE4. For The Americas the 9 voltage adaptor would be a 12 voltage adapter with compactability to the motherboard (in this case with the Dell Microchip). Furthermore, Would these adapters also damage my screen of my computer when viewing Wikipedia? As for the screen, it is a 1997 (old) make by Hartwell Glass Co. (now defunct). Thank You. --Frenton Complex 02:14, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Firstly, I would recommend you ask this question at one of the reference desks, since it's not about using Wikipedia specifically. Secondly... how could Wikipedia have any effect on your hardware? Leebo T/C 02:43, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
I did, and Wikipedia specifications (loose browser, older interface) can have a significant impact on lower motherboards versions HD77-J8 thru to HD98-H7 if the 736JD Microchip is used in an 9v adapter situation. That is how it affects hardware. --Frenton Complex 02:56, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
That makes no sense whatsoever. -- Kesh 03:06, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
If it makes no sense to you that means you dont understand my question. Its a very experienced question you see. --Frenton Complex 03:11, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
Is English a second language for you? I think that is part of the problem: the way you are writing does not make a lot of sense in English. Further, you aren't explaining how in the world Wikipedia could possibly cause a hardware problem. . It sounds like you're either talking about an adapter for the CPU or motherboard (which is a very bad idea) or a power adapter for the computer itself, which can't hurt the computer at all. None of the component numbers you've given show up on Google at all, so I'm not sure what you're referring to. -- Kesh 03:37, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
The things you are listing as Wikipedia's fault are not actually caused by Wikipedia, they'd be caused by you providing the settings necessary to view Wikipedia. There's a difference, and as I said before, this is not a question related to using Wikipedia. It's a hardware question. It belongs on one of the reference desks, and if you are saying that you asked at one of the reference desks, you did not do it with this account. Leebo T/C 03:42, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Html suppliment[edit]

Can anyone recommend a HTML supplement for a Firefox Web browser? My downloaded version is 3.4 Beta . Any supplement by original standards wont work, however I need to find one with HTML SHD77 support for Windows 98.. Of course this is essential for viewing wikipedias front page, --Missingthefuture 02:41, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

This question more properly belongs on the Computing Reference Desk. They specialise in computing related questions Raven4x4x 08:30, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Contacting Janke[edit]

I am trying to reach Wikipedia contributor Janke. I do not have a "talkpage" and don't know how to leave a message on his. 03:29, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Just click here. That's the same thing as going to his talk page and clicking the "+" tab at the top. Also, you do have a talk page, it's at User talk: Leebo T/C 03:39, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
An unregistered user may access Wikipedia from more than one IP address, or may share a given IP address with other users. For the questioner to have a unique user talk page, he or she should create an account. --Teratornis 23:55, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

1 Suggestion and 1 Problem[edit]

Dear Wikipidea,

Suggestion I am a regular user/reader of your website. However today(1st September 2007) while reading a thought came into my mind. What if the online material (page) available on the website can be downloaded in the form of a PDF document? It will save a user's time to search the same article everytime he needs it. Also if a user access the same page multiple times he might put different keywords and would get a different result each time. Also he will not have to log in to the internet each time he needs the same. This is beneficial for users in countries like mine where there are more dial up users and who are not connected on 24X7 basis. Whenever needed the PDF can be accessed from the hard disk.

Problem Regarding the same i decided to drop an e-mail to Wikipidea so i clicked on the "Contact Wikipidea" link. However after surfing through lots of links i finally came across this page. Life could have been lot simpler if you could have published a simple e-mail id like and users like me would have sent an e-mail to the same rather than surfing through lots of pages to find the feedback/contact us. I am not even sure if i am writing on the correct page since the link said "Contact a Wikipidea user". I assume that this information will go to a Wikipidea official. If not please forward the same on my behalf.

Regards, Manish Gangal New Delhi, India —Preceding unsigned comment added by Manish gangal (talkcontribs) 07:07, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

well Wikipedia will be released as Version 1 some time in the near future which is the closest thing to that PDF suggestion in the pipe line (to my knowledge), and wikipedia has an email address:, although you could suggest that they could add on wikipedias email address to the Wikipedia:Contact us, by placing your suggestion on Wikipedia talk:Contact us.--KerotanLeave Me a Message Have a nice day :) 07:26, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
I fear that "sometime in the near future" might be similar to "Real soon now." In the meantime, I would direct the attention of M. Gangal to TomeRaider, which provides text-only downloadable versions of Wikipedia for offline reading. The relatively low hardware requirements of TomeRaider should make it helpful for those who lack fast, continuous connections to the Internet. --Teratornis 23:48, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

This whole article has been taken down due to some bad choices in wording with contact numbers, personal information, a non-wikipedia related event or problem and some unsecure wording. Please understand that this is typical if you post information about you, your family or friends, or other silly event on this page and note that is dangerous. In any event please use this taken down article as a example of what not to do on wikipedia's help desk if any questions about this do happen then contact wikipeda's HELP section or post something bellow and me or some one of this backround will help you. -- 20:13, 6 September 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I hope you will help please with the following:

> I have recently looked at a page BIG DIPPER & wished to print off the > details, unfotunately only the text prints & not the 2 maps included in the > article. I have looked closely at FAQ's & all other options to find a > solution including trying to ask a wikipedia user, having created an account > & logged in. However, I don't know any wikipedia users so can't type in a > name, so again I'm stumped !! > What am I doing wrong, & how can I print the images as well as the text? > Thankyou, I look forward to your reply, > Harry---- —Preceding unsigned comment added by Herisson (talkcontribs) 08:09, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Have you tried clicking the "Printible version" link in the side menu? It's in the list of links titled 'toolbox'. Clicking that link will bring you to this page. Printing this page will print both the images and text. Raven4x4x 08:18, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Request for article[edit]

I'm not sure if this is the place for it, but I've been searching for a good while, and I'm not too good with computers. I was running through the list of the current American third parties and noticed that the one I belong to is missing. Perhaps it is because I've only seen it here in Arizona? It is the International Dreamist Party. Their website is down I believe, but here's an unofficial one . I don't know if it'll get an article or not, but I do believe it's worth noting in the wikipedia.

Thank you! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:40, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

You can request it at Wikipedia:Requested articles. The 10 Google hits [1] on "International Dreamist Party" are all to MySpace. Unless much better reliable sources are found, the party does not satisfy Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies). An article about it would probably be deleted. PrimeHunter 11:05, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Slight talkpage problem[edit]

I know I should be able to do this by now, but the things I've tried aren't working. I've recieved a Wikiproject invitation which used a colour-background, which seems to be carrying on all the way down the page. When I typed the reply, the green background remained behind my text. Can somebody sort it out please? Lradrama 09:37, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

1 hour later and no reply... Lradrama 10:46, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
1 hour! and i have removed the sky blue for you. Woodym555 10:48, 1 September 2007 (UTC)(amended) it needed the |} closing brackets. Woodym555 10:57, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
Thankyou very much! Lradrama 11:16, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

The Sound of Music[edit]

I don't understand why, but to the left of this article, below the toolbox, the list "in other languages" does not appear, but if you tick the button "edit this page", down at the bottom of the edit window various languages are stated. Why doesn't the list appear in "normal" view? Pdeege 10:23, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

There was a rogue <ref> tag that wasn't closed. All of the text below this moved into the reference including the categories and the notes section istelf. Fixed now. Woodym555 10:45, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

How u get such a Large Information[edit]

How u People get this timely and relevant information across Globe.Do you have research team in every countries —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:20, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

this is the encyclopedia that everyone can edit, so anyone around the world can start editing. We are all individuals (5,219,363 at last count) who want to contribute to the encyclopedia. There are no Research teams, just a wikipedia community. | Wikinews] has up to date information. So there you are, you too can become a contributor if you want. Just click the edit tab at the top and start editing Woodym555 11:30, 1 September 2007 (UTC)


Ed Redlich is my mom's cousin. Am I still allowed to edit his page if I have some facts to add? Smartyshoe 12:04, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

If those facts are properly verifiable and if the information presented is neutral, yes. Conflict of interest posting is discouraged, but not disallowed. If you think your changes are likely to be controversial, you should probably discuss them at the article's talk page first. --Moonriddengirl 12:31, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
thanks for claryfing. Smartyshoe —Preceding unsigned comment added by Smartyshoe (talkcontribs) 13:02, 1 September 2007 (UTC)


If I wanted to change my username would "I want to change because I like the other name" be allowed and do all your subpagess etc. move yet remain unaltered-- Phoenix 13:23, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Changing username. KTC 13:38, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks but I've been there. I followed a link and found it Wikipedia:Changing usernames guidelines-- Phoenix 13:43, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

And the second part of my question; does my userspace stay the way it is apart from a different username-- Phoenix 14:02, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it is like a page move, all of the content and edit history of the username gets transferred to your new username. Woodym555 14:07, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks!-- Phoenix 14:11, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Image loading[edit]

I am having an issue - images on wikipedia articles are not loading - its happening in IE and Firefox and I was wondering whether this issue is specific to me, and how I could rectify it?--Flymeoutofhere 13:53, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Well, Have you got a slow connection? I've got a 26Kbps dial-up and images take a while to load. I can see them eventually though-- Phoenix 14:07, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
No - its never been an issue before - it just started a few days ago...Thanks.--Flymeoutofhere 14:08, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

How to go back 20 revs and malicious changes ?[edit]

A group focused on a IEEE standard 1902.1 wrote a comprehensive summary and plan English explanation - heavily supported by cross-references and back up material and reviewed by many users. The Standard was just passed unanimously by work group (Epson, Motorola, Microsoft, Bearing Point, GM to name few of 17 companies in work group)

These standards can become political and competitive (eg 802 has been explosive...) Someone not well identified deleted most of the WiKi core and removed all references over course of several weeks - he did it by making many small changes - eating away core with each -- makes it very difficult to go back 20 revs... think it was done this way intentionally and malicious.....


1. How do we go back to original version - do I have to undo each of his revs (about 20). or is simple way to go back to original ...

2. He offered no explanation for changes in discussion - I have made it clear glad to change anything if specifics are addressed - have done that consistently - can I put him on list or something so blocks ability to make future changes ?? This is second time this has happened ...

Thanks Very Much

John Stevens Chair IEEE 1902.1 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

I can't find which article you're talking about. KTC 13:59, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
(edit conflict):First, this may be a slight WP:COI, but as long as you back things up with references and discuss changes on the talk page, you should be ok. What is the exact name of the article so i can have a look? Thanks Woodym555 14:02, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
I guess it's about RuBee which has been edited by Jkmstevens who is "John K Stevens", but the article history does not match the description. PrimeHunter 14:22, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Wiki table in wrong place in article ... cannot move it[edit]

Near the end of the Railway station layout article, the Railway station layout#Large stations section contains a wikitable. However, the Railway station layout#See also section is shown before the table, even though its text is physically after the table when I edit the page. I have tried to correct this without success. Could someone take a look at it please. FYI, I am using Mozilla Firefox version, which has given me no problems on other Wiki pages. Thanks. Truthanado 14:46, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

I believe I've repaired it. This is not my area, but the problem seemed to be in the table's closure. It was |-}. Changing it to |} seems to have worked. Why? I have no idea. :) --Moonriddengirl 15:11, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
Many Thanks! That was driving me nuts. Truthanado 15:14, 1 September 2007 (UTC)


Do our images get indexed by Google? So if I were to look up a person on Google images, would their wikipedia portrait show? Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 15:19, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Images do get indexed, because if you search for certain terms, you'll find images from Wikipedia. As for your second question, probably not. First off, most people don't have a portrait, and there is no such thing as a "wikipedia portrait" in the same sense as a Facebook profile pic. Second, most users don't register with their real names, so would have to now their pseudonym on Wikipedia, and thirdly, my picture does not turn up despite the fact I have an account under my own name and a picture on my userpage, so I doubt it is the most reliable way to search.--Max Talk (+) 17:01, 1 September 2007 (UTC)


is 92.7 the same radio station carrys the south carolina football? another question could i possible get the radio sound for games online like for tonight football game?

This page is for questions about Wikipedia itself. Sorry, we can't help you with that one. -- Kesh 17:35, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Try Yahoo or something to answer your question this Help Desk is just alone for question about editing in wikipedia. --GoogleandYahoo 19:28, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

There's also the Reference desk here on Wikipedia. --Tkynerd 19:32, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Another Bug[edit]

There's a bug on the main page again. When I view the main page, it says on the top that I have to log in or register but I'm already logged in.--Hundred-Man 15:44, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

The main page is protected as a preventative measure. You'd have to be an admin to edit it. –Animum 15:46, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Cant Find The Right infoBox[edit]


I wrote the Fountain of Nations article and i can't find the right infobox to do it

Can somebody help me??

CheyenneRulz 15:51, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Articles don't have to have an infobox, but maybe you can use {{Infobox building}} and ignore parameters which don't apply to Fountain of Nations. PrimeHunter 16:33, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Picture of the Day[edit]

Can you E-Mail the pictures of the day? If so, how —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:05, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

As far as i know, you can't. You can add {{Pic of the day}} (version with text). Or you could use {{POTD}} which is a non-text version. More information can be found at Wikipedia:Picture of the day. Woodym555 19:01, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
I think you can, but you have to do it manually. If you click on the picture, and keep doing so until all you see is the picture (no text around it) you can then right click and click save image as you then chose where to save it onto your computer. You can then email this as an attachment. Hope this helps, Tiddly-Tom 20:15, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

About the 'Dead By April' page.[edit]

Hello, I created an article on the band Dead By April, as the band directly wanted me to do so. The article i created included a link to the main singer's myspace page, where it says he is in the band. The singer also sings for the band Nightrage, who DOES have a wikipage. This band artice is important for people who want to find out about the sideproject of this person. I have seen many band pages with very little info and about 2 sentances, with nothing else. The article i created was elaborate, had pictures, links, links to articles, and appropriate credit, dates, and info. It was equal to all other band pages unless i made a tiny mistake upon which i should have had more time to correct before "speedy deletion" took place. I looked at the codes of other band pages and nothin seemed different from the one i created, so i dont see the problem. There is a article about the band from a reliable site, which i could have also put in the references section, if i had had more time to do so. So I'm wondering what i could have done to make my page correct? because i still have the full code i can paste to re-do the page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:14, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Did you write about copying something from someone elses page because if so then you will be up for speedy deletion because you "stole" the article even if you had the permission. Try the wikipedia Criteria for speedy deletion. If it does not pop up as a link then type it in the search bar. --GoogleandYahoo 19:23, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Since whoever nominated your article for deletion did not notify you per custom, I'm afraid I don't know what reason was tagged on the page. Pages are often deleted for not meeting requirements for notability. I see the band does not yet have an entry at All Music. Perhaps that's the case here? If you feel the band meets the notability requirements per the guideline, you need to assert that within the article so that new page reviewers can see instantly why the band needs an encyclopedia article. If the band is notable and you did assert that, it may also be that since you did not include the third party article you have there was a problem with your third party sources. Lack of sourcing is usually dealt with through different avenues, though, than speedy deletion. --Moonriddengirl 20:05, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
Your article was deleted because the Admin felt the article did not assert enough Noteablitly. As I cannot see the deleted page, I cannot comment. Please contact the deleting admin here he/she should be able to help you. Thanks, Tiddly-Tom 20:12, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Error in Host[edit]

Everytime I try to have a company send me an email it says Host Herman Dunn cannot be found. I am the Host not herman, how can I solve this problem?

This help page is for people who are having problems editing wikipedia. You might want to try the Reference desk. Woodym555 18:55, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Bible Translation[edit]

There is a small group of islands off the east coast of the US which have been isolated for many years. A diolect similar to english has evolved and a translation of the KJV was produced in their language. I cannot find this translation because I do not know the name of the people (sounds like "Nyuan") Can you help?

Dennis Cuchiara email removed —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:34, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

This help page is for people who are having problems editing wikipedia. You might want to try the Reference desk. Woodym555 18:57, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
See List of dialects of the English language#North America. You may be thinking of Harkers Island English. I remember seeing it featured in The Story of English. --Teratornis 19:14, 1 September 2007 (UTC)



—Preceding unsigned comment added by Affairsexpert (talkcontribs) 19:00, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Before creating an article, please search Wikipedia first to make sure that an article does not already exist on the subject. Please also review a few of our relevant policies and guidelines which all articles should comport with. As Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, articles must not contain original research, must be written from a neutral point of view, should cite to reliable sources which verify their content and must not contain unsourced, negative content about living people.
Articles must also demonstrate the notability of the subject. Please see our subject specific guidelines for people, bands and musicians, companies and organizations and web content and note that if you are closely associated with the subject, our conflict of interest guideline strongly recommends against you creating the article.
If you still think an article is appropriate, see Help:Starting a new page. You might also look at Wikipedia:Your first article and Wikipedia:How to write a great article for guidance, and please consider taking a tour through the Wikipedia:Tutorial so that you know how to properly format the article before creation. :) --Moonriddengirl 19:56, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Skin Problems[edit]

I am having huge problems with wikipedia! This has never happened before!
Many wikimedia sites including wikipedia and mediawiki site will not display the site skin at all. I have never have had this problem before, i checked settings and the skin is on monobook i tried flipping around, the other skins don't work as well. I went back to monobook and it still doesn't work,It isnt just my account, I was not loged in when I discoverd this. when I saw this I immediately logged in and it is still like it! Is anyone else experiencing it, is it a global error/change, if it is just me how do I fix it. there have been no recent browser changes at all and no recent downloads except for a developer zip file from yahoo! . DeSalvionjr Talk | Contribs 20:02, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

This isn't a problem anymore! it is working again. but i still have the question, why was this happening? DeSalvionjr Talk | Contribs 20:02, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Ausralia, Mareeba[edit]

Australia, MAreeba, current status population industry if any —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:33, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi. You may wish to ask your question at the reference desk. The help desk is for specific issues with how to use Wikipedia. Good luck. :) --Moonriddengirl 20:51, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
I think you are looking for This. Hope it helps! DeSalvionjr Talk | Contribs 20:55, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
For a more recent population estimate and other statistics, head to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Census Data site which has all the currently released data from the 2006 census. (The Australian Wikipedians are waiting on a particular release before updating all the articles.) Confusing Manifestation 23:37, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

WP commons distinct from WPde ?[edit]

I'm puzzled to see that one of two images from this article I translated displays, and the other doesn't. Does Image:Hans Bethge2.gif need to be moved from WPde to the English WP, or is some kind of external link possible? And why did Image:Grabmal Hans Bethge in Kirchheim u Teck.JPG come thru without anything done on my part? Sparafucil 21:32, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Yep, the first image probably needs to be moved to English Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons. The second one moved properly because it is at Wikimedia Commons where all pictures can be used on any language Wikipedia. --Hdt83 Chat 22:41, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

construction heading[edit]

How do I put a heading on a page such as "under construction"? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gyaos (talkcontribs) 22:03, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

I use {{inuse}} Checking your listed number of edits, I'm guessing you might not have used a template before. You edit the page as normal, but put that chunk of text at the top. It will put a notice up asking people not to edit the page while you are doing so. Please note that sometimes people don't notice it and edit it anyway. It's always good to be prepared for edit conflicts. :) And please let me know if you need me to clarify further.. --Moonriddengirl 22:07, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
See also Wikipedia:Template messages/Maintenance#Articles undergoing major edits. PrimeHunter 02:29, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

embedding content[edit]

Is there an easy way to embed Wikipedia content into a web page on a website much like one would embed a YouTube video? Is there any copyright restrictions to be aware of? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:38, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Resolved: See below

Public domain[edit]

Alfonso IX of Leon contained material verbatim from the eleventh edition of Encylopedia Britannica, which the article does state is in the public domain. Does this mean it can be copied directly or does it still need to be rephrased. (I've done a bit anyway, just for style considerations.) Clarityfiend 22:43, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

See Public domain for a description, but simply yes it can be copied verbatim. KTC 23:04, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
See also Wikipedia:1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica. PrimeHunter 02:24, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

How do you embed Wikipedia Content into a webpage[edit]

Sorry I didn't put a subject before or sign my name...

Is there a way to embed Wikipedia content into a web page on an external website much like one would embed a YouTube video? Is there any copyright restrictions to be aware of? Pointers to information related to this is appreciated. Thank you. alfitz, wheeling, wv —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:48, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

It's not possible for you to just embed any particular article no. For copyright's, see Wikipedia:Copyrights. KTC 23:06, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
See WP:MIRROR, and particularly WP:MIRROR#Remote loading which describes the appropriate procedure for mirroring Wikipedia's content. --Teratornis 23:33, 1 September 2007 (UTC)