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July 3[edit]

Need the consent from Wikipedia to reproduce in my book the Trinidad Anglican Episcopal Coat of Arms.svg[edit]

I would like to know how can I obtain permission or consent from Wikipedia to copy and reproduce the File: Trinidad-Anglican-Episcopal-Coat-of-Arms.svg that is shown in the Wikipedia, on the free encyclopedia page. I would like to know if I can do this or what are the steps to obtain the consent from your office in order for me to reproduce it in my book. Thanks in advance, — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:04, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

I do not believe you need to obtain permission, as it is in the creative commons. Athleek123 00:56, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
The licensing information for the image indicates that it has been released into the public domain, which if accurate, means that you need no permission from Wikipedia to reproduce the image. Licensing information on Wikipedia/Wikimedia is not always accurate, you should evaluate the credibility of the licensing tag yourself, though regardless you do not need Wikipedia's consent to use it. Monty845 05:04, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
The general answer to your question is in Wikipedia:Reusing Wikipedia content. --ColinFine (talk) 10:25, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

I don't know if this is the right place for this, but[edit]

We need some admin assistance on a controversy with User:Zzspeed. They keep reverting the redirect of "Cassandra Hall Rawlins" (a non-notable soap opera character). The page has been redirected numerous times per WP:NOTABILITY, but the user doesn't seem to care. Any help is appreciated. Shark96z (talk · contribs) 01:39, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

WP:DR? - Purplewowies (talk) 01:46, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
The next time they revert the redirect I will report them to an admin. Athleek123 01:52, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Cassandra Hall Rawlins.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 04:47, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

July 2012 Calendar[edit]

I need help re-arranging the days in the calendar, so that it starts on a Sunday, and ends on a Tuesday. SuperHero2111 (talk) 02:53, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

What Wikipedia feature are you referring to? RudolfRed (talk) 02:59, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
I'm referring to the calendar. You see, I copy-and-pasted the contents of the 2010 calendar, but I just changed the last 0, to a 2. However, July 2012 has a different calendar, than July 2010. So, I don't know how to change the days of the week, in the calendar. SuperHero2111 (talk) 05:12, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
You could try lobbying the ISO-8601 technical comittee. People still are upset about the Pluto thing, but that was the IAU so you might be OK. -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 05:22, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Normally when asking about a specific article, it's good to provide a link to that article. That way we can look at it and have a better understanding of just what it is you're working on and give better answers. That said, I'm guessing that you are referring to Portal:Current events/July 2012/Calendar. If so, I just fixed it for you. Dismas|(talk) 05:23, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

regarding my company products[edit]

I publish 2 article on your website one under smart voice network second AVIDO web conference I have been rejected twice I need to know why please call me at [redact] or contact me by email my address [redact] — Preceding unsigned comment added by SmartVoice (talkcontribs) 03:02, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Your pages were blatant advertising. Also, you have an obvious conflict of interest. If you want help, submit your articles at Articles for Creation. Athleek123 03:20, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
It is not permitted to use Wikipedia for promotion or advertising. Period. --ColinFine (talk) 10:27, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Name of spouse is abusive..[edit]

Hi, The Bollywood actor Salman Khan is single. But name of his spouse is mentioned as Aishwarya Rai. Ashwairya Rai is wife of Abhishek bachhan the whole universe knows. This sounds offensive and abusive.

Please block the user who as done such bullshit.

Regards, Sandip — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:06, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

It's already been fixed. Dismas|(talk) 03:31, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Blue Links[edit]

Is there a way I can get rid of the links in a article while i'm reading it? They sometimes get distracting (talk) 04:30, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

I don't think there is any built-in way to do that. If you create an account, you can choose a different "skin" and in some of the skins, such as modern, the link color is not quite as intense as other skins. Also, with an account, you can load custom css settings, and with that you can probably make the links whatever color you want. RudolfRed (talk) 04:36, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
If you register an account, you can turn the links off. The option is right under the options that Rudolf refers to about the "skin" that you can have Wikipedia display. I'm sorry, the option that I was referring to only takes out the underline. The linked words still appear in blue. Though you might find that less distracting and be able to not let it bother you. Dismas|(talk) 04:38, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
(ec) What's the name of that option? I don't see it. RudolfRed (talk) 04:42, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
It's on the Appearance pane of your preferences and is labeled "Underline links". Just set it to "Never". Dismas|(talk) 04:45, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Click "printable version". Anna Frodesiak (talk) 04:44, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Ok Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:00, 3 July 2012 (UTC) Ill see if it helps... by.. registering.. hah (*maybe registering) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:02, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

recovery data from hard disk[edit]

I formatted my hard disk contained 90% data. After i save 60% data to this hard disk. But now i want formatted data( 90% data). is it possible? please help me — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:07, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Symbol move vote.svg Have you tried the computing section of Wikipedia's Reference Desk? They specialize in answering knowledge questions there; this help desk is only for questions about using Wikipedia. For your convenience, here is the link to post a question there: click here. I hope this helps.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 07:12, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

creating an article[edit]

I have put my article into the sandbox but when I look it on preview it has multiple columns that I don't want . Does anyone have any ideas abou thisJkidner (talk) 09:36, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

I went ahead and removed the gallery code that was causing problems. Hope that's okay. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 09:42, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Renaissance Malmö Hotel[edit]

I was able to correct from 5 star to 4 star, I found no way to correct Marriot to Marriott, how do I solve this Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Randolph23 (talkcontribs) 12:28, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

 Done All I did was to add a "t". I don't understand how you could not do it. Roger (talk) 12:43, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
What is your source for 4 star? The inline reference [1] says 5 star. I don't know whether it's obsolete or there are other rating systems but articles should not contradict their own references. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:48, 3 July 2012 (UTC)


I may need help on removing background on File:Awake logo.png image. I kind of would like it to be adjusted to something like File:Grey's Anatomy Logo.svg. Thanks, TBrandley 12:47, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Try WP:LAB. Regards.--GoPTCN 14:02, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Or GIMP, probably faster if you do it yourself.--Canoe1967 (talk) 14:14, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Done. Did it with Photoshop. Drovethrughosts (talk) 14:50, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. TBrandley 14:51, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Article editing: paragraphs eliminated when previewing text[edit]


When I edit an article I wrote (that is not published yet), and I click preview or save changes, it does not show all the text I wrote. Is there a word limit that I am unaware of? It's not very long, so I don't know why it would cut out a couple small paragraphs. Is it just a glitch? It keeps the majority of the text, but the bottom three small paragraphs, including the references, are cut out. Please let me know if there is something I need to do or something that I'm doing wrong.

This is the page I need help with:

Thank you,


I fixed it so all the information shows. You hadn't closed one of your references. GB fan 16:24, 3 July 2012 (UTC)


I don't know whether it is a right page to post or not. I just wanted to give some feedback having used the site for years and more recently as an editor. I believe, most editors are not willing to write in the GA Review process. May be, the Wikipedia is lacking tools and techniques. I believe, this amazing site must make use of some kind of chat facility where editors are able to collaborate, not just by writing to each other, but face to face. It saves time of the editors to complete the review process, resolve conflicts. Many editors (sometimes including me) are not willing to collaborate just because it takes time and effort to pen down in an article or a talk or a review page. Having experienced it recently in a GA review page, I could say this with a bit more certainty, that many editors at the end feel frustrated of having going through the pain of writing an article at first place. Right now, even I am feeling the same and the very reason of writing this post. I have been at both the supply end and at the receiving ends at different instants of time. Also, the look and feel of the Wikipedia should change for better. There needs to be a mechanism where consistency between the articles is maintained for good. I wish all of you the very best in life. Regards.Vaibhavgupta1989 (talk) 16:59, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

I don't use it myself, but many Wikipedians do chat in text in real time about many matters, including editing. See WP:IRC. Karenjc 21:42, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

cfcuk Chelsea Fanzine / Roman Abramovich[edit]

I had to laugh when I looked at the Wiki page for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. All the way through the page about him, it said that he owned Carlisle Football Club when in fact it is Chelsea that he owns. Your administrators were quick enough to delete the article I wrote about the cfcuk Chelsea Fanzine for not having any 'notable' sources yet they have allowed the Abramovich article to go unedited with what are major factual inaccuracies. I hope that some administrators who are not biased against the Chelsea Football Club or the cfcuk Chelsea Fanzine can now reconsider including my article that was written about the fanzine. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blueblagger (talkcontribs) 17:04, 3 July 2012 (UTC) Blueblagger 17:06, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Roman Abramovich (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
Thank you for repairing the article, which was vandalised for just 15 minutes thanks to your prompt action. With 50-100 article edits being made every minute, the encyclopedia relies on sharp-eyed readers such as yourself to draw attention to this kind of nonsense.
The consensus at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Cfcuk was clear. The article needs to show that people have written about the fanzine, not just mentioned it in passing. The page WP:42 is a handy summary of the level of coverage required. -- John of Reading (talk) 17:17, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
I am grateful for you for taking the time to reply. However, I still feel aggrieved. The problem stemmed from the fact that I used the term ‘notable’ in the original piece that was written about cfcuk in order to describe the fact that the fanzine costs just £1, the price being maintained since it was first published and something that is noteworthy in these times of rising prices and inflation.

As well as being referenced on the official Chelsea website – as pointed out in earlier responses to yourselves, it has also has numerous mentions in the press – both in the UK and abroad – the most recent being in the Daily Telegraph by renowned football journalist Henry Winter (18 May, 2012) who confirmed what I had written in the piece about the management and staff at Chelsea FC reading the cfcuk fanzine. As well as retaining the feeling that there is a bias against the fanzine because of tribalism, I wonder how, for example, Wikipedia can include a page about the Fulham fanzine ( and not Chelsea’s. Thank you Blueblagger 11:19, 4 July 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blueblagger (talkcontribs)

Two things you could do: try to have the Fulham fanzine deleted, or write a better article on the Chelsea one in a sandbox and submit it for reconsideration. Success with either would leave you "equal" again. Britmax (talk) 11:34, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

I’m not ‘bitter’ about the inclusion of the Fulham fanzine and I would never try to get anyone else’s insertion deleted as that would, I feel at least, be petty. However, the original article I submitted was edited to take out the ‘offending’ use of the term ‘notable’ and, as well as being fully informative and 100% accurate, can you explain what, in your opinion, I would need to do to the article I posted to ‘improve’ it. Thank you Blueblagger 11:54, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Ref Tags and Reference Lists[edit]

Hello, I am having difficulty editing my piece, "Fabrizio Divari". My main issue is correcting my improperly added "ref tag". I have cited the verified sources to which my article is built from, but cannot place them under a numbered reference list. Rather, the reference list is numbered with the embedded phrase evidence that is directly from the source, which I am attempting to properly cite. How do I fix this error of invalid ref tags? I do not know where to place them.

I am incredibly confused by all of the tutorials and cannot figure out how to solve "invalid ref tags."

Also, WikiTalk that I have attempted to publish my article under the title of "MP: Publishing". I do not recall doing this after sending my article for review. How do I reverse this error?

Many thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by OlaMazz (talkcontribs) 18:58, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Please post URL of the "article" in its present state. I put "article" in quotes because when I enter "Fabrizio Divari" in the search box that appears near the top of every Wikipedia page nothing is found. Jc3s5h (talk) 19:33, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
User:OlaMazz/sandbox, based on the OP's recent edits. RudolfRed (talk) 19:39, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
I see that you are working on User:OlaMazz/sandbox. The style of citations you have chosen is very close to list-defined references, which I have linked to. One thing that needs to be fixed are tags like this: <ref name = "Now Magazine"/>{{Citation | title = Best of Toronto/2011/Best Tattoo Artist | url= | accessdate = 2 July 2012 }}
There should be no "/" in the ref element; that means that the entire ref element is contained between "<" and ">". Since the citation should be contained in a ref element, you should start with <ref name = "Now Magazine"> before the citation and end the citation with </ref>.
Also notice that for this citation system, the {{Reflist}} template must be written in a slightly more complicated way. Jc3s5h (talk) 19:52, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

how to become a pregnant[edit]

i want to know about pregnancy my qus is how to became a pregnant?i want to know every details about this topic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:57, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Symbol move vote.svg This page is for questions about editing Wikipedia. Please consider asking this question at the Reference desk. They specialize in knowledge 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, select the relevant section, 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. RudolfRed (talk) 20:59, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Human fertilization--Canoe1967 (talk) 21:00, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
How to become a pregnant what? Britmax (talk) 21:02, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
"like" (talk) 02:29, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
LOL. - Purplewowies (talk) 03:11, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
You can also look at the Pregnancy article. - Purplewowies (talk) 03:11, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Global account issues[edit]

There's a problem with my global account. When I log in here, it lists all the other Wikimedia sites that I have also subsequently been logged into with my global account, Commons included. However, Commons doesn't have me logged in. In fact, my username over there doesn't exist, even though it should have been created when my global account was created. And i'm also not logged in at Commons, even while i'm logged in everywhere else. What exactly is going on here and how do I fix it? SilverserenC 21:53, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Your Commons account is unattached (see here for details). You can try to attach it by visiting Special:Mergeaccount. This may not work properly if you are using a different password for that account. If it doesn't work, I suspect asking a 'crat at Commons to usurp that unattached account first and then retry the reunification is your best next step. QU TalkQu 22:08, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, to be clearer. This probably means the account at Commons is owned by somebody else, but they've never used it (it was created before the SUL was put in place). So you need to have it usurped (i.e., renamed) so that you can take it over. The place to do this is on Commons QU TalkQu 22:12, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
I don't even remember what my password is for that account. So i've left a message for Commons bureaucrat Juliancolton, so hopefully this will be fixed soon. Thanks for the help. SilverserenC 22:19, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Move a wikipedia entry to wiktionary?[edit]

I see the entry on Lant and I propose it be moved to wiktionary rather than keeping it as an entry in wikipedia (it's mostly definition, not description) what should I do next?

Riventree (talk) 22:45, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

There is a template Template:Move to wiktionary. (talk) 02:20, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

BLP for divorce[edit]

What do I do if a BLP contains marital information that keeps getting removed without regard for sourced content. My beleif is that there is a high probability of a recent divorce that is not documented in the public record. Examples of BLPs in this situation are David Baker (poker player, born 1972) and Christian Cook.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 23:06, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

You revert and warn until a source is provided. Athleek123 23:14, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
I think TonyTheTiger is wanting to add information which he believes to be correct but is not reliably sourced. If that is the case, it cannot be added. Further, if the information which you say is out of date is reliably sourced, then it should not be removed. It's unfortunate, but verifiability not truth is a backbone of Wikipedia. --ColinFine (talk) 16:29, 4 July 2012 (UTC)