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October 25[edit]

How Do I add a title or name of an article in big bold letters?[edit]

I just added my dad to the List of NFL Officials and want to add his bio, but have no idea of how to type it in large bold letters like all the others. Thanks, Sweet-tangerine. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sweet-tangerine10 (talkcontribs) 01:03, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Not sure what you're asking for here but articles for people should not have article titles all in caps or bolded unless that is the way their names are usually written as. For a list of the most commonly used wikicode for bold type, italics, etc. see Wikipedia:Cheatsheet. For a discussion on how the lead paragraph should be structured, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Lead section. For tutorials on creating your first article, see WP:Your first article and WP:Tutorial.
New articles can also be created through Wikipedia:Article wizard.
For general guidelines that ensure that your article is accepted and not deleted, make sure the subject fits the criteria for notability outlined in Wikipedia:Notability (sports), make sure you provide references (very important, see WP:Biographies of living persons) per WP:Verifiability (a tutorial for adding references can be found here: WP:Referencing for beginners). And seeing that you have a close relationship with the subject please make sure that the text of the article is objective, non-promotional, and neutral. See WP:Conflict of interest and WP:Neutral point-of-view. Cheers.-- Obsidin Soul 01:38, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
You have added the name "Gordon A Wells" to your own user page. That does not make it the page title (which is what I think you mean by big bold letters). In order to get that, somebody would have to create the page Gordon A Wells (note that the link I just placed is currently a red link, meaning that the page does not exist. If you pick on that link, you will be put into the editor to create that page. However not everybody, and not every NFL Official, satisfies Wikipedia's criteria of notability, and so just because he is an NFL official does not mean he should have a page in Wikipedia. This depends on whether he has been written about in multiple independent reliable sources.
Furthermore, if he is notable and may have an article, you should not be the one to write it, because you have a Conflict of interest.
Please read the various links Obsidian has given you. --ColinFine (talk) 21:57, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

mistake and a correction[edit]

Please insert the word 'wife' for me with the posting of Josette Osgood. I loved being at Wikipedia San Francisco with the Consul Wives but someone has called to my attention that it seems I am an Honorary Consul. I am the WIFE. Thank you Internet link is Wikimedia Foundation Report, February 2011 - Meta-Wiki - Wikimedia <,_February_2011>,_February — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:34, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Naming conventions and historical spellings[edit]

I am curious if it is Wikipedia policy to follow historical English spellings when discussing the period in which they were used. For example, in the past Tokyo was almost always referred to in English as Tokio. When writing about, say, 19th-century Japan should we use the historical spelling that was current at the time and use Tokyo only for modern times? There are many similar instances in which there is a similar choice: Tbilisi/Tiflis, Kurdistan/Koordistan, Beijing/Peking, Muslim/Moslem and so on. This is not the same as a city's name being changed (say Gdansk/Danzig) or a question of a present-day English alternative instead of the local name (say Lyons/Lyon).

The only place that I have seen archaic English spellings used is with names of Turkish place and individuals when referring to the Ottoman period. It was my belief that modern usage should apply when discussing both historical and modern periods, since this seems to be the practice elsewhere in other articles, but I have not been able to definitively show that this is indeed Wikipedia policy.

Thank you Ordtoy (talk) 01:54, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

WP:PLACE says: " If ... the article deals only with a place in a period when it held a different name, the widely accepted historical English name should be used". --ColinFine (talk) 22:00, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the response. This kind of example is much clearer in the guidelines, but I am speaking about different spellings of the same name, which is not exactly the same. To add another example, in the 19th century it was 'Beirut' written 'Beiroot'. Do articles that deal with 19th century Beirut need to have the city's name written as 'Beiroot'? Ordtoy (talk) 00:30, 26 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I would use only the modern English name, and only if there was some reason to mention a variant would I bring it up somewhere in the article, possibly in parentheses (for example, in 19th-century Japan, Edo when referring to Tokyo). Hohenloh + 00:59, 26 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with you Hohenloh, but I'd like to know if there is an official policy somewhere? I've looked and I haven't found anything which suggests whether modern or archaic spellings should be used. Wikipedia seems fairly consistent (modern should be used) but not universally so. Is there somewhere else that I should look or ask? Ordtoy (talk) 01:18, 26 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Who is Jasper33[edit]

Kindly provide pointer as to contacting Jasper33 regarding her picture showing a garden "Parterre". Was this picture taken by Pierre Sibert? Many thanks, Nicholas Maync-Matsumoto I am on Facebook. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:12, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

You can leave a message for Jasper33 on their talk page, User talk:Jasper33. Hope this helps, Dismas|(talk) 02:26, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Thomas Ball[edit]

When a Tibetan nun self-immolates, it is world-wide news. When an American dad, Thomas Ball, self-immolates, Wikipedia deletes all mention of him. Can we truly build a just society based on falsehood? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:40, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

This is a help desk for information on how to use or edit Wikipedia. It is not a soapbox or forum. AndyTheGrump (talk) 02:43, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
This is about Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Thomas James Ball. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, and so by its nature is a tertiary source. It is never the launching point for news but rather synthesizes previously published news (and other reliable source of publication). If the world hasn't taken sufficient notice of a topic, Wikipedia is constrained from doing so by the very fabric of what it is. Your complaint is not properly with Wikipedia if you truly understand that it is an encyclopedia and what that in turn means.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 03:47, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

publishing my page[edit]

I wrote my article several weeks ago but, still have not seen option for "move"

I want to change the name of my page from "user:johnny meadows" to "johnny Meadows" (in other words, I need to drop the user: portion of title.

Please help me with this — Preceding unsigned comment added by Johnnymeadows (talkcontribs) 03:16, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Your edit here seems to be your only edit. Can you paste the address of where you think this article is? Dismas|(talk) 03:55, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
The reason you could not move it was that in order to do so your account needed to be autoconfirmed, which means it must be at least four days old and have been used to make at least ten edits. You had not yet made the requisite number of edits. In any event, the material that was on your talk page was utterly unsuitable as an article as it had extremely promotional content, not meeting our requirement that material be written from a neutral point of view. It was also a cut and paste copyright violation of this website and so has been deleted, though it would also have met our speedy deletion criteria for blatant advertising. If you are the author of that website, you could donate the material by releasing it in a verifiable manner under a free copyright license compatible with Wikipedia's licenses—see Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials—but as I've already said, the material was not in a form we could use anyway.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 04:00, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Please help with formatting graphics[edit]

I am close to the home stretch on an article: but have run in to serious formatting problems with the graphic images. I have used Dreamweaver a WYSIWYG HTML editor in the past but this does not work the same way. Could someone experienced with good layout design take a look and see what can be done -- it's awful the way it is. Thanks, wmhanks (talk) 05:06, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I have added the "thumb" tag to the images to improve the situation. Perhaps Help:Files would lead you to information on adding images to articles, the image syntax, etc. Regards, —{|Retro00064|☎talk|✍contribs|} 05:27, 25 October 2011 (UTC).[reply]
* Thanks, I'll check that out. There is a steep learning curve and this is my first time to go through the whole process. Thanks, wmhanks (talk) 07:13, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

New children's book[edit]

I found out more information, and its a fictional character name "Mummmbling Michael", I didn't see any thing about Michael Jackson. Even with that said, I don't know if it relates to THEE Michael Jackson, but I saw a video on Facebook that showed some images my friends see a similarity. They don't have a specific date, it said this holiday season. I collect memorabilia so I want to get it just in case. Do you have any Michael Jackson rarities I could check out?

How to add forms to a wiki?[edit]

Thanks a ton. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:12, 26 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Yes I did mean forms such as an html form, where you can say input some info, have drop down menus, and click a button to email. This would be for a wiki that is not wikipedia. Just ran into a wall, if this is not the place to ask, sorry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:56, 26 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

How does one add a form to a wiki? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:47, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Wikipedia does not host any "forms" that I know of. Can you please describe what you mean by a "form"? Wikipedia does have articles. If that is what you meant, please see Wikipedia:Your first article. By the way, this site is called Wikipedia, not wiki. A wiki is any website using wiki software; there are thousands of them.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 12:50, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I'm guessing that you might be asking about adding a table to a Wikipedia page. --ColinFine (talk) 22:05, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
If you are running your own wiki website with the MediaWiki software and you can install extensions then try if something at mw:Category:Form extensions suits your needs. PrimeHunter (talk) 10:51, 26 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Add information[edit]

How can I post or add information — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:14, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Please see Help:Editing and Wikipedia:Your first article.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 12:52, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Would You Be Interested In 3d Representations...[edit]

I own a 3d art site and we have access to many 3d mesh creators who can create 3d representations of animals and other items you discuss for which you have no images. Some work for free and others don't but it takes a while to make these creatures and other items. Would Wiki be interested in such things? Armorbeast (talk) 06:45, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Wikipedia is a volunteer effort. We would certainly welcome those wishing to donate their time to help as the rest of us do, but they need to understand that any work they provide has to be either released into the public domain or given a free copyright license compatible with Wikipedia's licenses. A description can be found here and a list of compatible licenses can be found here. Also note that all of these image uploads should be done at our sister site, the Wikimedia Commons, a free media repository, so that all Wikimedia projects have access to them (sign up), rather than uploaded locally here. Anything uploaded to the Commons can be immediately used here.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 12:38, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

DVD/CD-rom drivers[edit]

I have a cendyne burn proof 12x10x32x cdicd 00102 . that my pc iscalling a lite-on LTR-12101b usb dvd/cd-rom drive .. only i cant find a driver for it and cant use it. and my tsst dvd/cdw sn s082a stoped working. in my dell gx 520.need help. can someone please help me find a driver. thank you. [details removed] (talk) 07:26, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

P computing.svg This page is for questions about using Wikipedia. Please consider asking this question at the Computing reference desk. They specialize in answering computer questions and will try to answer any question in the universe (except how to use Wikipedia, since that is what this Help Desk is for). Just follow the link and ask away. You could always try searching Wikipedia for an article related to the topic you want to know more about. I hope this helps. — Manticore 11:30, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Translating a Polish Wikipedia article into English[edit]

Hi, I want to translate a Polish Wikipedia article into English and post it on an another website. Wikipedia will of course be fully acknowledged as the source and Wikipedia can make unlimited use of my translation - would that be ok? Many thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:59, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Yes you may go right ahead, but you need to give that full acknowledgment in the particular way our free copyright licenses requires, as described at Wikipedia:Reusing Wikipedia content.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 12:28, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
You may also want to read Wikimedia:Terms of use (which has a link to a Polish version too). - David Biddulph (talk) 12:37, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
If the English Wikipedia (this site) does not already have an article about the subject how about first posting your translation here. It makes reuse simpler and you would also benefit from having other people to collabotate with you on the translation, thus yielding a higher quality article. Roger (talk) 09:20, 27 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Many thanks everybody! I'm just translating it now. Good idea, Roger, I will post it here when I've finished (it's a translation of this article best regards George

ok, here it is - it is a faithful translation of the Polish text. Wikipedia can have unlimited use of it:

Olgierd Stołyhwo, pseudonyms: Stewa, Bras, Bóbr, Grot, Adam Jaxa, Olgierd Pluszczewski, Tadeusz Lisicki (born 14 April 1916 in Warsaw, probably shot in Warsaw in 1943) – Second Lieutenant in the Polish Army, cichociemny (Polish special operations commando) and soldier in the Armia Krajowa (Home Army).


He was the son of a well-known anthropologist, Kazimierz Stołyhwo, and Eugenia, née Piotrowska. He went to school in Warsaw, and then in Krakow, where he passed his matura (high school leaving) exam. In 1934, he enrolled at Gdynia Maritime University and took part in a trip around the world in a school frigate: Dar Pomorza. In November of the same year, together with two fellow students, he escaped in the ship’s dinghy from the frigate in the Mexican Gulf, 120 miles from land. The runaways were caught in Panama and sent back to Poland. For this offence, Stołyhwo was expelled from the Maritime University. Thanks to the efforts of his father, in 1937 he was again accepted into the university; however, in spring he was again expelled – this time irrevocably – for immoral behaviour ("promoting homosexuality amongst students of the University")[1]. Furthermore, he showed communist sympathies, and in 1938 he was allegedly stopped by the Gdynia Police for distributing communist leaflets, but counterintelligence did not confirm this incident. Earlier Stołyhwo had been a member of the Youth Organisation Towarzystwo Uniwersytetu Robotniczego (the University Working-Class Society). He also belonged to a transport trades union and the International Red Aid. After being thrown out of university, he served for a short time as a sailor on the British freighter SS "Kelvin", which transported weapons to Spain during the Spanish Civil War. After returning to Poland in 1938, he enrolled at the Szkoła Podchorążych Rezerwy Artylerii (Reserve Artillery Officer Cadet School) in Zambrow, which he finished not long before the outbreak of World War II. In the September Campaign of 1939, he fought in the 16th Heavy Artillery Battalion of the 16th Pomeranian Infantry Division ( "Pomerania" Army). On 18th September, during the Battle of the Bzura, he was captured by the Germans, but escaped 3 days later together with Adam Backer, a friend from the merchant navy. In November, Stołyhwo and Backer managed to get through to the zone occupied by the USSR, and then reached Odessa, where they joined the Soviet Merchant Navy. They planned to escape from the USSR in this way, which, however, turned out to be impossible. So they headed for Moscow, and from there set off for Iran, crossing the border (on the River Tejen) near the Turkmen town of Saraghs on the night of 5 April 1940. After a month’s trekking through Iran and Afghanistan, they reached the British Raj (now Pakistan) in May. The British authorities placed them in Quetta, where they were interrogated by British counterintelligence. After several months’ rest, they were dispatched by ship to Egypt, from where they travelled to Palestine, to join the Carpathian Rifle Brigade, which was stationed there at the time. However, due to the Polish fleet’s need for qualified sailors, Stołyhwo and Backer were sent to Great Britain. They arrived in England in February 1941. Both – like all Poles who reached Great Britain – had to go through Patriotic Schools and, amongst other things, had to give an exact account of what they had done in Poland before and during the war. Although their testimonies were deemed to be trustworthy, only Backer returned to the Polish Merchant Navy. Stołyhwo’s application was rejected by Captain Kowalski from the Maritime Department of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, probably due to a personal dislike on the part of Kowalski[1]. He was assigned instead to the 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment of Polish I Corps, in which he served until 4 July 1942. He applied to serve in Poland and was transferred to an independent unit attached to the Commander-in-Chief’s Staff, and then underwent training in resistance techniques, specialising in sabotage. He was appointed Second Lieutenant (with seniority as of 10 December 1942). On 31 January 1943 he was sworn in as a member of Unit VI of the Commander-in-Chief’s Staff in Audley End. In the opinion of the Head of Unit IV (translator’s note: VI?), Lieutenant Colonel Michał Protasewicz, he exhibited great physical and mental stamina, courage, ambition, initiative and energy. On the night of 14 - 15 March 1943 – as part of airborne operation "Step" (Team 25)[2] – he was dropped together with Major Jan Górski – "Chomik" and Second Lieutenant Janusz Jarosz – "Szermierz" at a site codenamed "Bat", located 7 km to the south of a railway station in Grodzisk Mazowiecki. After landing, the paratroopers were concealed in the Grodzisk home of Stanisław Osuchowski – "Tissot". Stołyhwo underwent ‘acclimatization’ in Warsaw, living in the apartment of Maria Wańkowicz on ul. Chopina 8/15. He was assigned to the Kedyw (“Directorate for Diversion”) of the Białystok Home Army District. On 30 April 1943, he was arrested by chance – under the pseudonym Tadeusz Lisicki – by the Kripo together with two cichociemny commandos: Jarosz and Jan Hörl – "Frog". This took place in Hörl’s Warsaw apartment on ul. 6 sierpnia. Stołyhwo was taken to Gestapo headquarters on al. Szucha, where he was subjected to a severe interrogation. He was probably shot several months later (still in 1943) in the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto. He was awarded the Cross of Valour four times. References 1. ↑ 1,0 1,1 - Ucieczka prawdziwych niepokonanych (Pol.) [retrieved 2011-09-21] 2. ↑ - Cichociemni (Pol.) [retrieved 2011-09-21] Bibliography • Polski Słownik Biograficzny, t. XLIV, Warszawa-Kraków 2006-2007 (Pol.) • - Ucieczka prawdziwych niepokonanych (Pol.)

Suspected sockpuppetry[edit]

 – I provided the evidence at the SPI case page. Toshio Yamaguchi (talk) 13:29, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

If I suspect that a user might be a sockpuppet of another user and can provide some (in my opinion) supporting diffs, what should I do? Toshio Yamaguchi (talk) 11:23, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

See the procedure outlined at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations. — Manticore 11:27, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I checked and I see there is already an open case for that user. Can someone point me to a place where I can read how exactly to provide evidence via diffs for that open case? Toshio Yamaguchi (talk) 11:38, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
What about the section headed "Comments by other users"? - David Biddulph (talk) 11:45, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
There is no section titled "Comments by other users". The page I am referring to is a subpage of Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations, but it doesn't seem to be listed as open. Also I see there is an archived investigation for that user. Toshio Yamaguchi (talk) 11:56, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Can I simply go ahead and edit the SPI subpage? And furthermore, what is the preferred format to provide evidence? Toshio Yamaguchi (talk) 12:41, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

On the Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations page, about half way down, you will see in large, bold, centered type Start or continue an SPI case here, with a box to type in below it. Replace the word "SOCKMASTER" below that with the user name of the editor who is controlling the socks. A new page will be created (in edit mode), where the investigation can be conducted. (Jumping ahead, when the investigation is concluded, the new page will be appended to the page in the archive.)
While you are editing the new investigation page, on the second line, you will see checkuser=no. If you believe your evidence is convincing without knowing what IP addresses any registered users were using, leave it "no". But if you think the case would be more convincing with the IP addresses known, change it to yes, and an authorized editors will, if you have a fairly good case to start with, find out the IPs and report whether the results support the case or support the sock suspect.
Next, notice the parameters sock1, sock2, sock3. Set these to the registered accounts that you think are being controlled by the sockmaster (other than the sockmaster's main, or original, account). Then notice the ip1, ip2, ip3 parameters. Fill in the IP addresses you think the sockmaster is using. You may add additional sockn or ipn parameters up to 20 each.
After the evidence parameter, enter a description of the behavior that convinces you that sockpuppetry is going on, like this:
evidence= This is a perfectly ordinary diff, chosen at random, and reflects credit upon the editor who made it.
Then click the preview button, see if it looks reasonable, and save it. Jc3s5h (talk) 12:42, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

BCE or BC?[edit]

Would it be possible to amend all instances of BCE and CE to BC and AD? I find these terms offensive. I do not understand why people have stopped using BC/AD. Although I am not religious the existence of Christ cannot be disputed, regardless of whether you believe he was the son of God or not. I find it offensive that it has been decided by the PC minority that we must change terminology which has been is use for 2,000 years and is used by the majority of the civilised world. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:09, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I'm sorry, but there is no preference given to either style. You can read more in our Manual of Style for dates. TNXMan 13:14, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Please view the Anno Domini web page, the term Anno Domini has only been used outside the church commonly in Europe since the time of Charlemagne and wasn't used in certain areas of Europe (mostly Eastern Orthodox) until about 300 years ago.Naraht (talk) 17:31, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I'm sorry you find those terms offensive; others find the traditional terms offensive outside a specifically Christian context. You can't please all of the people all of the time. --ColinFine (talk) 22:09, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Error - Fisher Nuts on Mixed Nuts Page[edit]

There is a story about Fisher Nuts Recalling Nuts - we have not had a recall in a number of years.

Please remove this as soon as possible. I tried to remove yesterday and it reappeared today.

Please help.

Thank you,

Debra [details removed] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:15, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

It is gone right now. The source did not confirm the information but it was easy to find an FDA source for the recall the article was taking about, You should stop removing it from the page because at this point you are edit warring. You should go to the talk page of the article, Talk:Mixed nuts and discuss your concerns. GB fan 14:30, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
In fairness, the edit "has had to" might lead the reader to think this is current, not five years ago. The article is about mixed nuts in general, not a particular brand. It isn't obvious that the recall notice even belongs in this article, but if it is deemed to worthy of inclusion why not make the comment more neutral – that is, not mention the brand, and include the link so those clicking on it can see if they care.--SPhilbrickT 18:26, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Sounds good, done! Melchoir (talk) 22:32, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

WP article on organization AWCI[edit]

There seems to be a possible COI or Vanity Press edits surrounding the WP article on the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute. Numerous verifiably factual edits to the article have been reverted by one or more individuals who refuse to allow any negative information about the AWCI into the article. There are never any talk page explanations for these edits... just UNDO. It is being turned into a vanity piece, despite repeated attempts by others to present a more truthful and balanced point of view on the actions of the AWCI. Since this is an article that doesn't have much talk or edit activity, how can we keep this piece from becoming an advertisement for the AWCI? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Time-further-out (talkcontribs) 14:49, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I think WP:COIN is what you are looking for. Regards.--♫GoP♫TCN 16:52, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Page Harrassment[edit]

Dear Team I am being continually harassed on all pages I have contributed to: (Darryl Read/Crushed Butler/Tiger (the Group)); by a member who goes by the name Londonclanger. Londonclanger keeps trying to delete relevant material on all my pages, which I have to undue. I find that this member is being more of a pest, than a contributor and seems hell-bent on making adjustments to suit his own taste or sabotage methods! I should be grateful if you could, ask him to cease and desist from further attempts on re-arranging and harassing me, on the historical data on my pages. I also see that Londonclanger, has had other problems in his current and past additional writings to others works, also looking like attempts of sabotage.

Thank you for your help in this matter, and may I congratulate you, on a great and invaluable web site. regards CatWizard777 (Clive Zone) — Preceding unsigned comment added by CatWizard777 (talkcontribs) 15:31, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Having looked at your recent battles on Tiger (the group) and on Crushed Butler, one of the pages you need to read is WP:ELNO. - David Biddulph (talk) 15:43, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I would also remind you that Wikipedia has a policy of no personal attacks, which you ought to read. - David Biddulph (talk) 15:52, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Untitled, please make headlines in future[edit]

Most of the material on your Edward James Lennox page is derived from my book and original research. The title of the book is "Edward James Lennox: Builder of Toronto." The book , published by Dundurn Press, should be included in your reference section.

submitted by the author

Marilyn M. Litvak

      1. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:51, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Added, thanks. --♫GoP♫TCN 16:57, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

TUI Travel[edit]

Please can somebody put this logo as the main image for TUI Travel:

Then move the current logo (main image) to the bottom of the info box instead:

This way on Facebook, the main logo image can be seen without it being cut off etc, but users can click onto the wiki page and see the full logo.

Thanks (talk) 17:28, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

1 - Your suggested image is not the complete company logo.
2 - Infobox images always go at the top.
3 - Layout issues on Facebook are not our problem.
The article has far more serious problems than a logo. It cites no independent sources at all, thus it does not meet the notability requirements. Roger (talk) 18:38, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
If that's the case, how come the University of London and University of Liverpool pages both have their logos at the bottom of the info box and the incomplete logo at the top? (talk) 20:08, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Company and University articles use different infoboxes. Universities usually have a coat of arms and a corporate logo. But that is beside the point anyway, Wikipedia is not responsible for layout problems on Facebook. The layout of the article here is just the way we like it so please take up the matter with Facebook. Roger (talk) 20:20, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Facebook is only one of thousands of websites reusing Wikipedia articles. It appears Facebook usually only displays whichever image happens to come first in a Wikipedia article. That is not our concern and Wikipedia articles have no concept of a "main" image. Here is a standard reply regarding Facebook concerns:
Symbol move vote.svg Facebook community pages may incorporate content from Wikipedia— such use complies with Wikipedia policies on reuse of content. We at Wikipedia have no control over how the content is included nor can we help to remove it. Facebook does have a topic on Community pages and profile connections on their Help Center. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:52, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Canadian charity?[edit]

Hi there: I have donated to Wikipedia in the past but I always wish that I could get a tax break for it - I live in Canada and I don't think you have a Canadian charity number - any thoughts of getting one? Thx — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:45, 25 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

It appears from foundation:Deductibility of donations#Canada that you would currently need US taxable income. I don't know whether there are other plans for Canada. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:08, 26 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]