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February 5[edit]

Colloge with two campuses - how to add coords of both to title?[edit]

Resolved:  – ukexpat (talk) 01:23, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

I'm working on the South Worcestershire College article. The college has two separate campuses (at 52°06′48″N 2°19′22″W / 52.11345°N 2.3229°W / 52.11345; -2.3229 and 52°04′51″N 1°56′51″W / 52.0807°N 1.94753°W / 52.0807; -1.94753). The college was formed by the merger of two previous colleges, and I don't think you can call either the 'main' site. How do I add these in such a way that both co-ords display in the title? GyroMagician (talk) 22:25, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Only one set of coordinates can be the title display; and since the infobox gives the Evesham address, that's presumably the location of the administrative offices and should probably be the title coordinates. What I'd do is insert ({{coord|52.11345|-2.3229|type:edu_region:GB|display=inline|name=South Worcestershire College, Malvern campus}}) after "The campus located in Albert Road North, Malvern" in the "Main campuses" section and ({{coord|52.0807|-1.94753|type:edu_region:GB|display=inline,title|name=South Worcestershire College, Evesham campus}}) after "The Evesham campus of South Worcestershire College is located in Davies Road, Evesham" later in that section. You can also add {{GeoGroupTemplate}} at the top of the "External links" section, which will allow readers to access a map pinpointing both campuses. Deor (talk) 23:12, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Addendum: For an analogous situation, where you can see how all that works, see Glasgow Metropolitan College. Deor (talk) 23:44, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Excellent, thanks muchly for your help, I've done as you suggest. After some more reading, you're correct, Evesham seems to be the admin centre. {{GeoGroupTemplate}} is a neat toy - I might add that to a few more pages. GyroMagician (talk) 23:58, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Lost toolbar[edit]

Hi! The toolbar in my edit window isn't displaying. I run Safari and until tonight have always seen the toolbar. Any suggestions to get it back? Thanks. Truthkeeper88 (talk) 00:51, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

I have the same problem, and I've tried it on IE, Firefox and Chrome. There's something wrong with the editing box as well. In IE, the text wraps onto the next line so words are split up over two lines, and in Chrome and Firefox, the extra features aren't working. Bertaut (talk) 00:54, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Check your preferences. Under the "Editing" tab, there's an option "Show edit toolbar". If that's not checked, the edit toolbar won't display. Also, it requires JavaScript to work, so be sure JavaScript is enabled in your browser. --Mysdaao talk 01:00, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
"Show edit toolbar" is checked and JavaScript is enabled. Nothing has changed with preferences or browser since I walked away from the computer an hour ago, but the toolbar is gone. Truthkeeper88 (talk) 01:12, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Sounds like you're in a weird situation. Are you using the old toolbar or the beta toolbar? -NerdyScienceDude :) (✉ click to talkmy edits) 01:16, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Yes to both questions and yeah, I'm using BETA. . I just noticed something interesting though. In Chrome and Firefox, when you open an edit page, in the top right hand corner there's a little orange X that shouldn't be there. When I hovered my mouse over it, it says "Loading error - wikEd 0.9.90 d G (January 30 2010)". That's happening in both Chrome and Firefox, and wikiEd isn't loading in either. And another thing I noticed, when I post stuff in from Word to an edit box, it retains the font from Word. It's never done that before. However, I just checked it on the old toolbar (ie I turned off BETA), and it appears to be working fine now on IE, but Chrome and Firefox are still a mess!! Bertaut (talk) 01:20, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
The old toolbar in Safari (which is gone), but in Firefox the beta displays as default but it's not centered on the screen. Truthkeeper88 (talk) 01:26, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I'm seeing the same issues. Reported at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Toolbar and edit window woes. -— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 03:39, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! Truthkeeper88 (talk) 04:04, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

To fix the missing toolbar and disable the "rich edit box": Special:Preferences → Editing → uncheck Enable navigable table of contents. ---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 13:17, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

The toolbar is missing for me too. I tried the solution above, and it didn't fix it, but maybe it worked for Gadget850 because it somehow refreshed his preferences? With that in mind, I tried unchecking and rechecking "Enable enhanced editing toolbar", still no go. On the "plus" side, I've learned where the tilde key is on my keyboard! --A Knight Who Says Ni (talk) 13:25, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
P.S., I'm not using Beta, either. (I'm fairly certain; how can I tell for sure? It still says "Try Beta" at the top of every page, so I presume I'm not trying it.) --A Knight Who Says Ni (talk) 13:29, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
:Sorry, that's not working. I've reset all the settings and still no toolbar. Truthkeeper88 (talk) 13:35, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
If it says "Try Beta" at the top by your username, you aren't using all the features that are part of the beta, but you may still be using some of the features that are included as part of the beta. In Special:Preferences → Editing → Experimental features, disable the 'Enable navigable table of contents' and 'Enable enhanced editing toolbar' checkboxes there and save. Then make sure you bypass your cache while editing a page (although not if you've made any changes!) and the toolbar should reappear. mattbr 16:27, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I did exactly what Mattbr suggested and it worked on all three browsers, IE, Chrome and Firefox. I miss the BETA, but I can live without it for now. Thanks for your help guys. Bertaut (talk) 17:19, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome. In the meantime you can still use the new Vector skin that forms part of the Beta by selecting it in Special:Preferences → Appearance (Preview). mattbr 17:32, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I missed the fact that the bottom section of the edit options was titled "experimental features". I doubt I ever checked that box manually, so I suppose when it was added (maybe in the last few days?), it was automatically checked for everyone. If so, most people may be missing the toolbar. Of course, some probably don't use it, and many don't know where to go to ask about it, so it may still be a widespread problem. Anyway, the bar is back for me now, so thanks. --A Knight Who Says Ni (talk) 05:31, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks all this fixed the issues I was having.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:39, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

what will happen???[edit]

hello sir, my ques is- an egg intially at rest and is dropped and break. what is sign of K.E, P.E, internal energy and Q?. IN MODELLING THIS PROCESS ASSUME THE PASSAGE OF SUFFICIENT TIME FOR THE BROKEN EGG TO RETURN TO ITS INITIAL TEMP??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.205.97.162 (talk) 01:42, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

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descriptive links[edit]

I found a page about Alaska Klondike gold rush that was a series of links that gave four or so lines before you clicked on link. However, I have been unable to find links like that again. I have found many gold rush links but none that had the four lines of the link showing before I clicked on them

Is there a simple way to make the links show like this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.150.142.220 (talk) 04:00, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

It's not clear what you are asking about. If you mean that some descriptive text appears on the page with the link, that will be there only if some editor has added it with the link (which is not normal in Wikipedia). If you mean that a box appears when you hover over a link, that is navigation popups, which is a 'gadget' that you can turn on in Wikipedia, and will then apply to all internal links. Make sure you are logged in, and then pick 'my preferences' at the top. Pick the 'gadgets' tag, and then check the box labelled 'Navigation popups'. --ColinFine (talk) 08:04, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

userspace draft: How do I find my draft[edit]

I posted an article in userspace draft a few days ago Ratmuffin/Joseph Graves Olney alias "Joe Hill" how do I access it to make edits? I submitted it to feedback request. Where do I go from here? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ratmuffin (talkcontribs) 05:33, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

You can find a list of all your userpages at Special:PrefixIndex/User:Ratmuffin. As you can see, no userspace pages are listed for you. If you have not yet done so, you can create a draft by clicking on the following red link and starting your article: User:Ratmuffin/Joseph Graves Olney. Once you are done, resubmit the article to Wikipedia:Requests for feedback with a link to User:Ratmuffin/Joseph Graves Olney.
You can also track your edits to Wikipedia by clicking "my contributions" at the top right corner of the screen. Here's a direct link to your contributions: Special:Contributions/Ratmuffin.
If you are certain you have already created an article on Olney, try to search for it and link to it here (I tried a search myself, but was unable to find the article). If you are trying to request an article be created, but do not wish to create one yourself, you may list it at Wikipedia:Requested articles; However, please note that there is a severe backlog of requested articles and your suggestion may not be attended to for over a year. Liquidlucktalk 06:09, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
P.S. Please sign your edits to discussion and help pages by typing four tildes, like this: ~~~~. Thank you!
And there are no deleted contributions for this editor, so I can only assume that somehow it didn't get saved. Dougweller (talk) 09:57, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

preferences not working[edit]

In My Preferences, Editing, Font, I had "sans-serif" font selected. Tonight it suddenly changed to monospace. I tried resetting it, to no avail. I exited Firefox and restarted. I rebooted the computer. It is stuck on monospace and I can't change it. Is this a bug, or what is wrong? Bubba73 (You talkin' to me?), 06:08, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

It's apparently a problem when using the enhanced editing toolbar. See Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Edit box & monospace style changes. PrimeHunter (talk) 10:30, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
See #Lost toolbar. ---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 13:18, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I guess I'll hope someone fixes it. (There are also problems in the editor - I paste something and it is initially in a very large font a couple of lines lower.) Bubba73 (You talkin' to me?), 16:41, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Images, a query[edit]

I came accross a stub article, Gene Sprague of a documentary movie about suicides. The stub article contains a photograph of this individual jumping off a bridge committing suicide (taken from the documentary). To me this image seems very disturbing to place on wikipedia, but i am aware wikipedia is not censored and maybe there is an argument for keeping it in this article based on this. But I am wondering, Is this image allowed though on wikipedia, showing an individual killing himself? Thank you for your time and thoughtsOttawa4ever (talk) 10:23, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not censored; disturbing material can be removed, but not because it is disturbing. In this case the image should probably be left on the page, as the main reason the individual is notable is for killing them self. Please also see the Content disclaimer, please let me know if you have any further questions about this. Kind regards, SpitfireTally-ho! 10:29, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
K thanks for the reply. The way WP:NC is written it does suggest that its allowed (I just wanted a second opinion if there was something else out there that suggested otherwise for this paticular case). happy editing. Ottawa4ever (talk) 10:36, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Place-mark on Google Earth[edit]

Searching the Google Earth I had found that there is not a place mark - article on One important spot. There is an article on Goli Otok in Croatia, on several languages, but you can't see it from Google Earth. Please tell me if you are responsible for this upload! Best regards, Rade Lalic —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.252.88.125 (talk) 10:41, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi - this doesn't sound like something for which we, volunteer editors at Wikipedia, are responsible. As you say we have an article at Goli otok; you should contact whoever is responsible for the Google Earth layer you are viewing that omits the place. Gonzonoir (talk) 13:32, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
See About the Google Earth Geographic Web Layer. The Goli otok article has coordinates, in what appears to be the proper format according to the Google instruction page, and has had them for many months at least, so I do not know what the problem is. Naturally the Google FAQ page does not answer the next obvious question: "What do I do if the article meets the requirements you mention here but still does not appear?" The FAQ page does not tell how to determine when Google last updated the map layer. Perhaps you can ask at the Google Earth Help forum. --Teratornis (talk) 22:40, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

enquiry for person who borrow money from me[edit]

Hi sir,


This is srikanth. i need help from you. here i am giving the details of one person who is residing there at hanmakonda. --Personal identifying information redacted-- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.165.82.168 (talk) 11:14, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

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What should I do if a page I created is not listed as a edit prefix:Wikipedia:Help desk/Archives[edit]

What should I do if a page I created is not listed as a edit? I ask this question because I created a article entitled Paul Gasgoine is dead and there is no record that it ever exzisted in my contributions nor does it state that the article was deleted. Any advice/help? Jack Quinn UK (talk) 15:35, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

It was deleted. Anyway, my advice would be not to create the article as it doesn't sound like something that would meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines. If there is a genuine rumour that is being covered in reliable sources (ie. mainstream press), then that would be added to the Paul Gascoigne article itself. But nothing like that without proper sources can be added. --BelovedFreak 16:05, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Only administrators can see edits to deleted pages. You can find information that a page has been deleted in the deletion log if you enter the exact title. The page was called "Paul Gascoigne is dead" with correct spelling of Paul Gascoigne in the title. Your post here said "Paul Gasgoine is dead". There has been no page with that title so it's not in the deletion log. As an administrator I can see that the text of the deleted article also said "Paul Gasgoine". PrimeHunter (talk) 16:59, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
How can I become a admin? Jack Quinn UK (talk) 20:04, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:Guide_to_requests_for_adminship#What_RfA_contributors_look_for_and_hope_to_see. Usually admin nominees require at least 5000 edits on a variety of articles, notice boards, and talk pages to learn policies and guidelines well enough to attempt adminship. --NeilN talk to me 20:10, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
5000?! Damn! I could 500 maybe 750 in the space of 6 months. Jack Quinn UK (talk) 14:09, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

One name, three images[edit]

Resolved: Mysdaao talk 00:34, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

I just tagged an image for renaming last night (File:Morning.jpg), but I found there were two earlier versions, that aren't even of the same subject. How can I be sure the older versions won't go with this one once it's renamed? I'd like to rename them separatley. ----DanTD (talk) 16:51, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

When a file page is moved, everything is moved, including the history of previous versions. The old file page is replaced by a redirect. If you want an earlier version of a file to be at a different name, you have to upload it again to that name. --Mysdaao talk 18:13, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
If that's the case, perhaps I should swipe a copy of the existing file, revert that, and repost the existing one under a new name. ----DanTD (talk) 18:45, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
That's probably the best thing to do because the original image was uploaded under a free license. The new version of the image is clearly not free and should never have had the free license tags. When re-uploading the album cover image, use a copyright tag that says it qualifies as fair use. {{Non-free album cover}} is most appropriate. --Mysdaao talk 20:53, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Good. I'll do it. Plus, I've used the non-free album cover template before. ----DanTD (talk) 21:02, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
UPDATE: - Done. Now, all that I have to worry about is the second version. ----DanTD (talk) 21:10, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Uniblue Registry Booster[edit]

I can't find an article on this software. There are many references to it in Google but nothing in Wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.67.106.19 (talk) 18:14, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Maybe it's not notable per the guidelines at WP:PRODUCT. If it is notable, then you could write an article about it. Standard "article creation" message follows.
A Wizard is available to walk you through these steps. See the Article Wizard.
Thank you.
You will need to first register an account, which has many benefits, including the ability to create articles. Once you have registered, 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 Wikipedia:Your first article and Wikipedia:How to write a great article, and please consider taking a tour through the Wikipedia:Tutorial so that you know how to properly format the article before creation. An Article Wizard is available to walk you through creating an article, but you will need to create an account to use it. if you don't wish to do so, you can submit a proposal for an article at Articles for Creation. – ukexpat (talk) 18:52, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Wine Personalities[edit]

Hello,

I would like to add my name and credentials to your page on wine personalities. I went to the page and edited my info. but it was kicked out.

Can you tell me How do I put myself on the list.

Thank you, Joseph Bertuccio —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wineetiquette (talkcontribs) 18:17, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

In short, it's discouraged to write about yourself. From WP:PROMOTION: "Self-promotion. It can be tempting to write about yourself or projects in which you have a strong personal involvement. However, do remember that the standards for encyclopedic articles apply to such pages just like any other, including the requirement to maintain a neutral point of view, which is difficult when writing about yourself or about projects close to you. Creating overly abundant links and references to autobiographical articles is unacceptable. See Wikipedia:Autobiography, Wikipedia:Notability and Wikipedia:Conflict of interest." WP:COI is another relevant page. If you can definitively establish that you belong on the list then I'd argue your case on the Talk page before adding yourself to the list. Comet Tuttle (talk) 18:29, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

WikEd loading error[edit]

Re: WikEd. All of a sudden, I cannot use WikEd on any article. Error message when I click on edit: Loading error WikEd 0.9.9d G Assistance, please. Thanks. Using Foxfire. It had been working fine until about 20 minutes ago. ─AFAprof01 (talk) 18:37, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

According to User talk:Cacycle/wikEd#Loading error, you need to either 'Leave Beta' (using the link by your username at the top of the page) or in Special:Preferences → Editing → Experimental features, disable the 'Enable navigable table of contents' and 'Enable enhanced editing toolbar' checkboxes. After saving, make sure you bypass your cache while editing a page (although not if you've made any changes!). Hope that helps, mattbr 18:48, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I had the same problem this morning and this fix worked for me. – ukexpat (talk) 18:50, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

NED KELLY IS SEMIPROTECTED[edit]

I made an addition to the wiki article on Ned Kelly and it has not been enacted because Ned Kelly has a protected status. My contribution is an important clarification and needs to be included. It is fully referenced. I don't understand why wiki allows this protection if it stops articles from being updated. Can you help? RachelandBronwen (talk) 19:22, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

The best idea is to post your suggested edit to Talk:Ned Kelly, where a autoconfirmed editor can review and post it for you. TNXMan 19:25, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
User:RachelandBronwen should be autoconfirmed - 45 edits since 1/19/2009... – ukexpat (talk) 19:27, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

First hand experance with Presidents problem[edit]

After last nights meeting I have been getting the questions for the president, lots of them. I do not know how to stop them but it has been educional! I read the first 100 and see what the presidents advisers have to deal with. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.41.226.143 (talk) 19:36, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I have no idea what you are talking about. Is this a question about using Wikipedia? That is what this page is for. --ColinFine (talk) 23:49, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Hello. I suspect, based on your question, that you found one of our roughly three million articles, and thought that we were directly affiliated in some way with that subject. Please note that you are at Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, and this page is a help desk for asking questions related to using the encyclopedia. Thus, we have no inside track on the subject of your question. You can, however, search our vast catalogue of articles by typing a subject into the search field on the left hand side of your screen. If you cannot find what you are looking for, we have a reference desk, divided into various subject areas, where asking knowledge questions is welcome. Best of luck. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:07, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Pick Me Up Error[edit]

I recently added Pick Me Up (book) to Wikipedia. I tried to link to it from my user page, but when testing the link it sent me to the other Pick Me Up (book) page. Can some body fix this? ThanksAlltheold (talk) 19:44, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Pick Me Up (Book) has just now been speedily deleted. Apparently you blanked the page. When the only editor of a page does that, it is deemed to be a request to delete the page. – ukexpat (talk) 19:56, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
But when I link to Pick Me Up (Book) it still sends me to the wrong page.Alltheold (talk) 19:59, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Also, it treats the page for Pick Me Up (Book), a book by Dorling Kindersley published in 2006 and Pick Me Up (Book), a book written and completed in 24 hours by Singaporean first time writers in 2008 as one and the same. Once I deleted the Pick Me Up (Book), a book written and completed in 24 hours by Singaporean first time writers page, it deleted the Pick Me Up (Book), a book by Dorling Kindersley published in 2006 page.Alltheold (talk) 20:05, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
It looks like you just re-created the page at Pick Me Up (Book). If you are being redirected, try clearing your cache and/or a server purge. I will note however that the book does not appear to meet the notability guidelines at WP:NBOOK nor Mark Walden the guidelines at WP:BIO.  – ukexpat (talk) 20:10, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Two articles cannot exist at the same page. Pick Me Up (Book) is the Dorling Kindersley book. Also as a non-admin you cannot delete a page. You blanked a page which was taken as a request to delete. I cannot find the Singapore book that you mention. – ukexpat (talk) 20:14, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

If you visit Pick Me Up and visit the last link you will find the Singapore book. Also we are not discussing the notability.Alltheold (talk) 20:26, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

No you won't because I removed the link as it was exactly the same article as the one above it. – ukexpat (talk) 22:20, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

User Confirmation[edit]

I am a user for 3 years, but do not have the ability to upload files. I get... The action you have requested is limited to Autoconfirmed users, Administrators, Confirmed users.

How do I become "confirmed" ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Drseaman (talkcontribs) 20:21, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Just make 5 more edits. The WP:SANDBOX is a good place. – ukexpat (talk) 20:24, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

In the future, please remember to sign your posts by placing four tildes in a row after your edits to talk pages (and the wikipedia help desk). Thank you. Immunize (talk) 20:55, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

What a waste of activity!!! Done and all fine. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Drseaman (talkcontribs) 20:57, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

If you merge your account, you can log into Wikimedia Commons where you can upload new files immediately. On Commons the rules are different for autoconfirmed users; there you must be autoconfirmed before you can update an existing file, but you can upload new files immediately. --Teratornis (talk) 21:10, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Except that Commons would not allow a logo like File:Syntergy logo.jpg, because Commons does not allow fair use. --Teratornis (talk) 21:19, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

My recent changes to the article virus are not displaying[edit]

I very recently made an edit to the article virus that consisted of adding a list of viral diseases to the article. However, after clicking on save page, my changes failed to display. Any help would be much appreciated. Immunize (talk) 20:45, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

From the article's page history, you can see that the changes were reverted by GrahamColm with the edit summary "Reverted to revision 342057135 by GrahamColm; Please discuss such additions on the Talk Page first." You should discuss what you wish to change with other users on Talk:Virus, or ask the user about it directly at their talk page User talk:GrahamColm. --Mysdaao talk 20:58, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

removal of article[edit]

Dear wikkipedia,

I contributed to wikkipedia a few weeks ago. my contribution was removed there was no explanation. Please could you find out why?

Doctoresbi —Preceding unsigned comment added by Doctoresbi (talkcontribs) 21:02, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

If you refer to an entire article which was deleted, see Wikipedia:Why was my article deleted?. --Teratornis (talk) 21:11, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
If you refer to material you added to an existing article, look at the history of that article to see who removed it. If they did not leave an informative edit summary, you can ask them for explanation on their talk page. --Teratornis (talk) 21:13, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Your account has no deleted contributions. However, if you contributed to an article, it is possible that another editor has modified or removed your contribution. Do you remember from which article your edit was removed? TNXMan 21:15, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
The article wsa Hypophyseal portal system and the edits were reverted as not having sources. I left a note at the IP's talk page. Franamax (talk) 22:14, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

How do I prevent an edit fight?[edit]

It's about Richard Manitoba. Other IP address edits a section out. I editted it back--explaining my reasons and posting on his/her talk page. No response, he/she just undoes my edit. What's my next step? Thanks.192.30.202.11 (talk) 21:47, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

I believe the other IP is correct. The information you have added is unsourced and potentially contentious. The way to stop from getting in an edit war over this is to find reliable sources so this informtion can be verified. I have removed the information. ~~ GB fan ~~ talk 21:52, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
It was on the CBC. But I'll do the extra work, and if it's editted out, then what?192.30.202.11 (talk) 22:03, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
If you can find a reliable source to verify the information then it probably could be restored. That is dependent on what the source says. It would probably be best to have a couple of independent sources so that there isn't any questions. ~~ GB fan ~~ talk 22:10, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
There, I found a source. Mind you, that wasn't my big problem, it was the threatened lawsuit against Caribou that was editted out.192.30.202.21 (talk) 22:36, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Looking for album[edit]

I am trying to find a price for a old 12" record no one has hear of it?,It's from the 1980's It'S title is ONE LOVE by celibe and the silly bees. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.147.106.43 (talk) 21:56, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

This help desk is for questions about how to use Wikipedia. A better place to ask this type of question is at the reference desk. ~~ GB fan ~~ talk 22:05, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
The reference desk is unlikely to provide a value estimate on a collectible item. A better approach is to search for it at ebay, but remember that "asking prices" (without bids) are not always realistic. --A Knight Who Says Ni (talk) 05:53, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi guys[edit]

Usually help here but now i need help..For some odd reason my cut and past option is all messed up ..layout not normal when i past ..or even try to add a url..I have looked online but cant find anything..anyone else having this problem as of late??..I cant even sign my name by the button bellow have to do it manual.. i use firefox!!...we need to revert 2 edits here-->Canadian Indian residential school system Buzzzsherman (talk) 23:23, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

See #Lost toolbar above. ---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 23:41, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
ok i just cant fix this not really a wiki problem i guess..all my stuff gets justified left.. O well ..tks for the help!!Buzzzsherman (talk) 02:00, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
I think it is a WP problem; some recent changes seem to be affecting us. Check the help desk section quoted above for remedies. --A Knight Who Says Ni (talk) 05:55, 6 February 2010 (UTC)