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January 4[edit]

w f denning[edit]

i have 3 personal letters from W F DENNING (ASTRONOMER ) TO MY GRAND FATHER DATED 1922 IF THEY WOULD BE OF ANY INTEREST TO YOU I WILL EMAIL THEM TO YOU regards susanx — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:38, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

They may be of interest to Wikisource.--ukexpat (talk) 03:18, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

info on the Song-- Murder on Music Row[edit]

--- you are correct on the Cordle Versions-- but if you check out David Frizzee's album---For The Love OF Country rel. 1999 you will find that the Jackson/strait version was not the first recent release---It is on that Frizzell release a year earlier---- Joe Kelly---St. John's Newfoundland- Labrador Source---Frizzell website also from my copy of the album — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:42, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

MATHIMATICS — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:05, 4 January 2013 (UTC) [Added header] (talk) 04:07, 4 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I was a student of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. I searched my school and found there's no logo in the article, so I found logo and uploaded it and inserted it in article to perfect it. However, my edit was deleted by ReinforcedReinforcements for several times. I am not very familiar with editing wikipedia, so,,, could you allow me to upload the pic and not delete it again? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Conis5 (talkcontribs) 04:51, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

I've left you a message on your talk page containing some explanations and links to help pages.
I see that you've managed to upload File:Bki-20100113165943-2103235078.jpg to Wikimedia Commons. To display that in the infobox at the top right of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, you would find the line |logo = and change that to
|logo = [[File:Bki-20100113165943-2103235078.jpg|100px|center]]
But I haven't made that edit for you. First, the image you've uploaded isn't the image I see at the NUPT website; wouldn't that blue shield be a better choice? Second, thanks to Wikipedia's [complex] rules on copyrights and "fair use", the image you uploaded is likely to be deleted from Commons. I've downloaded and cropped the blue shield, and have uploaded that to Wikipedia as a fair use image and added it to the article. -- John of Reading (talk) 08:45, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

I have been reverted and the other editor seems to be unreasonable[edit]

I addded what I thought was good material with one citation. Before I could add additional citation the entire section which was composed entirely my edit was removed a few hours after I posted it. I am referring to the Notable section of the following:,_Buffalo,_New_York&oldid=530850396 Here is the note attached to the reversion by the other editor: there is nothing notable about a local bar, supermarket chain or burger king see WP:NOTDIR The discussion we had on the talk page of the article is here under the title Edits of Jan 1, 2013,_Buffalo,_New_York I think this editor may have a problem with taverns in general. That is the only reason I can think of his seeming unreasonalble attitude. The part about the tavern I consider to be a really worthwhile addition. The information on Amherst Street is useful because it is a bright spot in one of the less wealthy neighborhood in Buffalo.1archie99 (talk) 04:57, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

I don't see anything unreasonable happening. It's part of the normal Wikipedia process to delete a change and then discuss it. See WP:BRD. You can also follow the guidance at WP:DR. Do not engage in an edit war, and get consensus on your changes. RudolfRed (talk) 05:27, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Missing photos[edit]

Please help me retrieve my lost pictures from my phone — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:26, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Header added. This is the Wikipedia help desk, so we are unable to assist you. - a boat that can float! (watch me float) 06:32, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
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editing Wikipedia question[edit]

If anyone can edit anything on Wikipedia, how do we know any of the information is accurate? Whats to say one piece of information on a topic is factual than anyone who edits it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:35, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

The footnotes do that: they direct the reader to verifiable information from impartial, reliable sources. --Orange Mike | Talk 16:52, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
oh. thank you!  :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:57, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Provided the article has been edited correctly.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:53, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Grant Park (Chicago)[edit]

Technical issues with archiving on talk page; it seems the archives have disappeared and its not archiving anymore. Its probabely my fault, mea culpa! Alanscottwalker (talk) 17:02, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

I've moved the archive from Talk:Grant Park (Chicago)/Archives/ 1 to Talk:Grant Park (Chicago)/Archive 1 and this is now showing up in the box on the talk page. I don't know why the bot created the archive where it did. It is possible that the bot was confused by the extra newlines in the "archiveprefix" parameter back in August ([1]). I'll keep an eye on the talk page and its archives until the bot runs again. -- John of Reading (talk) 21:34, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, much. Alanscottwalker (talk) 21
54, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

use of a term I don't understand[edit]

What is the equivalent of a "stone" in the British term of weight? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:21, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

It's at Stone (unit) but the short answer is 14 pounds. This is a question better suited to the reference desk if you need further details or answers to a similar question. RJFJR (talk) 17:25, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
WP:RD.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:58, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Magnus Carlsen article racism[edit]

Magnus Carlsen (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Somebody seems to have changed a sentence in the childhood section of the article. The first sentence of the second paragraph now reads 'scheiß dumm etürken at the Norwegian College of Elite Sport by the country's top player, Grandmaster (GM) Simen Agdestein.' . The first 3 words are german and mean 'shitty stupid turks (turkish people)' .. since I don't know what the original sentence said I cannot change it but maybe somebody should take care of that. thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:29, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the report. I've fixed it. It was like that for 9 minutes, which is too long, but just so you know its not a long-term thing. Formerip (talk) 17:33, 4 January 2013 (UTC)


Hello. I am making a website. I would like to know how you are able to put Chinese, Japanese and other foreign languages of those sorts into my website. I would also appreciate other tips and tricks for making a website. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:48, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Symbol move vote.svg Have you tried Wikipedia's Reference Desk? They specialize in knowledge questions and will try to answer just about 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. I hope this helps.--ukexpat (talk) 17:54, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Girl Group Afterschool[edit]

Hi, After School is my favorite k-pop group with their page here After School (band)

I have been following the page for updates, and a while ago, I noticed somehow their discography got edited, now it only shows their albums on their page, on every other artist page I can find, all the groups singles and what language they were released in is shown, why did someone edit that out of the original page. Now i have to click discography, which is just as bad because none of the albums are linked, what happened, i have to search the song and hopefully it will come up, before they were all linked and now some of the pages are missing, please fix this, it upsets me that it was perfect, and someone went in, changed the whole thing, and messed it up.

Most of the links are in the discography, but I mean why arent the albums and singles shown like this on the main page (skip to discography on this link) Wonder Girls

Oh and for some reason, the album Happy Pledis 2012 Love Letter does not have a page anymore?

the other thing that bothers me is that their sub unit Orange Caramel Orange Caramel has all the albums listed, but the links arent there anymore, what happened? I see that After School and Orange Caramel share a Discography page After School discography but for some reason almost all of the Orange Caramel albums/singles have no links or the pages were removed, why is someone removing the album pages?— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:55, 4 January 2013‎

You'll need to ask questions like this of the editors who have made the changes: the best place to do that is on the talk page Talk:After School (band). If pages for the albums have been deleted, there should be a record of the discussion that led to the deletion: you can search for it at Special:log/delete. --ColinFine (talk) 00:17, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
I have tried to make your questionable more readable by changing the article links from internet URLs to wikilinks. I would recommend that you use wikilinks in future. - David Biddulph (talk) 00:31, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

How do I post like a question on the talk page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:52, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Post like you did here. Talk:After School (band) is the page. At the top of that page is "new section", so you click on that, fill in your heading at the top and text below. Follow the advice about signing that is on your talk page. Then submit by clicking on "Save page" at the bottom. — Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 22:01, 7 January 2013 (UTC)