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January 31[edit]

How can I copy mathematical equation to external document editor?[edit]

I was making notes and I wanted to copy Distance_(graph_theory)#Related_concepts. Unfortunately copy pasting it resulted in blank objects in place of equations (from Firefox 26 to LibreOffice Writer Exporting to pdf and copy pasting from created file ended in even worse mess, equations were missing and bogus newlines were everywhere. Some time ago I was manually downloading equation images ( files like etc ) and placing in in .doc document but this is absurd.

What is the proper method for doing this?

Bulwersator (talk) 05:07, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

I don't know if there's a recommended method. If I were doing it, here is what I would try.
Check whether LibreOffice handles AMS-LaTeX. If it does, click the "Edit" link at the top of the Wikipedia paragraph you want to copy from, copy the stuff between the <math> tags, and paste it into LibreOffice. Maproom (talk) 09:41, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Anything better? It still requires manual action for every single equation. Bulwersator (talk) 13:45, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Adding a mini-icon for a flag onto a page.[edit]

Hello. I would like assistance if possible in adding a mini-icon (like a 23x14 png file) to a Wikipedia page. The page is - One Day International#Teams with ODI status.

The imagine I'd like to add is a flagicon for the East African Cricket Team. It's the only national team whose flag isn't shown on the page, but not the only union of several countries placed into a combined team (ie. West Indies for the Carribean and Ireland for both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland). The imagine flag I'd like assistance with placing onto this page is available here. Thanks. - East Africa cricket team. J man708 (talk) 09:38, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately that image File:East And Central Africa Cricket Logo.jpg is copyrighted, and under the fair-use rules can only be used in restricted ways. It would not be possible to add it in the way you describe. Rojomoke (talk) 11:18, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Referencing errors on Fette Fraktur[edit]

Reference help requested. According to ReferenceBot, one of my edits on the Fette Fraktur page caused a missing reference list. How do I fix this? Thanks, HappyHogJens (talk) 09:18, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

The error message on the Fette Fraktur page said "Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page)." In that message the words "help page" are in blue, showing that it is a link, in this case to Help:Cite errors/Cite error refs without references. Someone has sorted the problem out for you. --David Biddulph (talk) 09:44, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Miss Mangalore - Copy right volition[edit]


this is Charan from Miss Mangalore fashion Events. The page created in Wikipedia - Miss Mangalore is a registered company of Miss Mangalore Fashion events with registration in Karnataka India. some Facebook page WTN is illegally opened this page & has filled wrong information. request you to delete this page. all website & Facebook page Miss Mangalore is with our company. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suvarnacharan (talkcontribs) 10:39, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

This is the English Wikipedia Help Desk, we can't help you. You need to go to the Help desk/Archives/2014 January 31 on Facebook. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 11:08, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
The wikipedia article Miss Mangalore seems like an adequate summary of the event and I cannot see any copyright information. If you believe there is incorrect information then please post your issues on the articles talk page and provide sources for your claims. CaptRik (talk) 11:12, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Moving house[edit]

My question is I have moved house and changed address for my council tax but my ex-husband paid the council tax yet the credited money has moved with me instead of staying on the address, is there any way to put the credit back on instead of it following me to my new address, any advice would be great thank you

Stacy Nelson — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:13, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

I suspect, based on your question, that you found one of our over 5 million articles and thought we were 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 for asking questions related to using or contributing to Wikipedia itself. Thus, we have no special knowledge about the subject of your question. You can, however, search our vast catalogue of articles by typing a subject into the search field on the upper right 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. Arjayay (talk) 12:19, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
The tax seems to be applied to each "household," but its not clear as to whether each address is taxed or each owner/renter is taxed. Your best bet is to contact the Coventry City Council directly. -- Jreferee (talk) 13:57, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Council tax is levied on residential property, not individuals, but the bill is sent to the named person in that property who is on record as taking responsibility for paying the tax. It is more than possible that a credit would therefore be transferred to that person's new account, should they move house within the authority. Jreferee's advice to contact the local authority is correct. -Karenjc (talk) 20:06, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Edits and NPOV[edit]

I have a member that has totally gutted a page that I spent time on editing (I am not the original creator of the page). The information that they changed "could" be deemed accurate in some cases, but it is not in accordance of NPOV terms. I edited this information, kept all the edits, citations and footnotes of the person that changed the page, But I put the exact quotes for the edits that are biased from the cited source (the editor paraphrased sentences and did not take exact quotes).

Now I look at the page and it has been reverted to the gutted page again. It did not even contain the accurate and cited references, from the exact same source no less, that I had added that would put this page in accordance of NPOV. I got a message that my edits do not follow NPOV. What should I do. This page as it stands now is not neutral in any way and biased. Any help would be appreciated.

Gentech Pharmaceutical — Preceding unsigned comment added by DanteVz (talkcontribs) 15:42, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Your two edits were here and here. The second one was clearly problematical; you removed unfavorable material and added blatant advertising.
In particular you replaced
"ABC News identified the company as one that manufactures 'Adderall knockoffs'."
"ABC News identified the company as one that manufactures 'prescription -strength study aids'."
Note the title of the ABC news article: "Adderall Knockoffs Are Unapproved, Potentially Dangerous, Experts Say".
You also replaced
"The companies products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for sale as medications in the United States."
"All of Gentech Pharmaceutical's products are Over-the-counter formulations that are regulated by the FDA, Regulation of food and dietary supplements by the U.S Food and Drug Administration."
when the same ABC news article clearly stated
"Companies using new ingredients are required to file a New Dietary Ingredient Notification, which requires that the manufacturer demonstrate to the FDA why the ingredient is reasonably expected to be safe for use in a dietary supplement. Neither Gentech nor Nexgen submitted a New Dietary Ingredient Notification with the FDA for their amphetamine-like compounds, according to an FDA spokesperson. Neither company responded to an ABC News request for a comment on the missing paperwork. "
Sorry but Wikipedia is not here to advertise your products. I suggest that you find a business model that does not depend on us providing free advertising. --Guy Macon (talk) 16:19, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

so, I had stroke 4yrs ago , have diabetes and HBP. finding it difficult to have orgasm.nothing helps, not even masturbation. need someadvice[edit]

Need help with orgasm. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:54, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry for your plight, but this is the help desk for editing Wikipedia, and in any case we are not allowed to give medical advice here. --ColinFine (talk) 18:39, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Wikipedia cannot give medical advice. - Purplewowies (talk) 18:41, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

the scribing of ishitar[edit]

This subject was deleted previously due to not enough google links. The series now has two published books and I would like to request reconsideration of activating the page. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Riyanj (talkcontribs) 18:16, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

I can't find a record of the deletion discussion, but "not enough google links" is not a grounds for deleting a page. What is grounds for deleting a page is if there are not enough reliable sources, independent of the subject which have written about the subject. If two books have been issued by reliable publishers which discuss the series, that might establish notability. But if, as I suspect you mean, there have been books published from the same source as the series, then they do absolutely nothing to establish notability. Sorry. --ColinFine (talk) 18:43, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Wikidata linking[edit]

Can someone with some familiarity with Wikidata look at the interwiki linking problems at Talk:Cookie? Rmhermen (talk) 19:58, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

I have raised this issue on Wikidata's interwiki conflicts page. --Anon126 (talk - contribs) 20:22, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I wasn't aware of that page. Rmhermen (talk) 21:40, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Antia-Submarine Squadron VS-36[edit]

I was in GITMO in the USN, I was a Crew member in S2F-1 VS-36 we were on Exercises playing War Games in 1957,to this day I cannot remember the Aircraft Carrier we were on. Would like your help, Glenn Papasan AKI USN RET, Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:03, 31 January 2014 (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) 22:09, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
That being said... I believe this article relates to the query: Operation Strikeback.
And... Air Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (VS-36) was on the USS Essex (CVA-9).
~I hope this helps, ~E: (talk) 22:46, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Adding image inside Taxobox[edit]

I'm trying to insert a picture into the Taxobox of an article I am expanding. The picture has been uploaded and accepted by Wiki Commons. There was a poor picture there and I've used the same format as the original author, plus every combination Wiki gives me and nothing appears. Is there some special format for using a picture within a Taxobox? Thanks, Mct5548 (talk) 23:34, 31 January 2014 (UTC).

Hey Mct5548. Are you trying to add File:Laemophloeus germaini Montage.jpg to Laemophloeidae? If so I have previewed it and it works fine. I can think of three things that might be causing your issue. First, in some preformatted templates, the template suppliesthe image markup so it will break the image display if you append "file:" or "image:" before the file's name. Second, some people try to type out a file's name rather than copying and pasting it and any change in capitalization or spelling will not work. Third, and I would expect most likely, this is a page caching issue--even though you are correctly placing the image markup and previewing, you are being shown the existing version--you didn't say but is what's happening that when you preview you are seeing the old image, i.e., no change? If so and you deem that the image should be replaced with the one you uploaded, go ahead and replace it. Then, purge the page cache as well as your computer's cache.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 00:29, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Tried purging using null edit. No change. Here's what I've got:

| name = Laemophloeidae
| [[File:Laemophloeus germaini Montage.jpg|thumb|Laemophloeus germaini Montage]]
| image_caption = ''Laemophloeus germaini''

Neither the picture, nor the caption are appearing. Sorry to be a pest. Mct5548 (talk) 01:46, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

That's weird. It shows up here just fine. Mct5548 (talk) 01:47, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

@Mct5548: Okay so here's what happened (by the way I reformatted your post above so the image doesn't display but we can still see what you tried; I've also fixed the article so the image is displaying). The taxobox's existing image parameter was:
|image = Cryptolestes spartii.jpg
So what you needed to do was follow that format exactly and just change it to
|image = Laemophloeus germaini Montage.jpg
Instead, what you did was supply the image markup one might use when placing an image outside of a preformatted template. The reason it worked here when you posted the above is because you only used part of the taxobox, without its ending "}}" so the image worked only because the taxobox was not doing anything because it wasn't complete.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:24, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much! Mct5548 (talk) 02:25, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Anytime!--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:30, 1 February 2014 (UTC)