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March 29[edit]


Hi: Can I find english translations of norwegian words through Wikipedia?

No; we're an encyclopedia. --Orange Mike | Talk 01:57, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Sometimes you can find translations on Wiktionary, or you can occasionaly find articles on the same subject as Norwegian articles at the Norwegian Wikipedia here on the English one. These article links will show up in the sidebar under "languages". But Wikipedia is not a translator, no. - Purplewowies (talk) 02:29, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Editing Titles[edit]

When I click edit on a Wiki page why can't I edit the title of an article? (talk) 02:57, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

See Help:How to move a page. To change the title of an article, you need to move it to a new name. You'd also need an account to do that but it's free, easy, and beneficial to create an account. --Jayron32 02:58, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
If, however, you mean: "I can click on [edit] next to a section, but there is no [edit] for the top ("title") section, so how can I edit that?" —then the answer is:  Use the '| Edit |' tab on the top-right corner of the page.  — (talk) 04:20, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

how would I format a new entry for a film when there is an existing film with the same name?[edit]

Hello, I was going to create a page for a new film only to discover that there is an existing film (released in 2005) with the same name. What is the proper way to differentiate the two films? I was considering simply including an infobox tag with "film 2014" to indicate the year of the films release and make a modification to the existing entry to add the release year to its infobox tag. Any other suggestions? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:58, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

 : Just having different infobox information won't help; the two articles need to have different titles. The agreed convention is at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (films)#Between films of the same name. - David Biddulph (talk) 04:12, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Need help in Editing contents and articles related to Thangboi Singto[edit]

Hi All, I recently create a new account in Wikipedia. As I have gone through one article related to my uncle Thangboi Singto, who is the Interim Coach for Shillong Lajong Football Club, a major I-League club in India, I found that the articles and biography pertaining to him which is posted in this reputed site is not detail and need updates.

I have a complete and detail articles about him which i can contribute to this site but not sure of how to Edit the page in Wikipedia. As i am new to Wikipedia, i wonder if you could guide me on how to edit the contents and add more articles and biography about my Uncle Thangboi Singto.

Thanks and Regards, Minthang Neihsial — Preceding unsigned comment added by Minthang neihsial (talkcontribs) 05:59, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Welcome! You are welcome to contribute to wikipedia. See here before you start.

Regarding the article on Thangboi Singto, edits must confirm to the the guidelines on biography of living persons and all information must be cited. Since you are related to the subject, you are not directly allowed to edit, but can suggest them on the article's talk page. Feel free to contact me or any other editor for help! -- Fauzan✆ talk ✉ email 06:23, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Please check references[edit]

Please can you check the refs. for 2 pages - the "Lupton family" and also "Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood" THanks so much mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:51, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

I added a title to separate your request from the one above. May I suggest that instead of posting the same request in half a dozen different places you stop and explain what exactly you think is wrong? Thanks. Rojomoke (talk) 11:02, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Ashfaq Ishaq[edit]

Hello again, friendly editors! This old draft article is worth taking another look before it's deleted as a stale draft, but should I report it at WikiProject Economics? Politics? Art? Sport? This fellow seems to do a little of everything. —Anne Delong (talk) 12:14, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Maybe {{Pakistan-bio-stub}}, if that's okay for AfC, and if WikiProject Pakistan actually exists—too often projects are just dead. –Be..anyone (talk) 15:57, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
It should be noted that at least two of the sources appear to refer to another individual (a newscaster) of the same name. I also have my doubts about the reliability of some of the sources. It is entirely possible that this individual meets our notability guidelines - but as it stands, it looks questionable. AndyTheGrump (talk) 16:03, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks; I removed those. —Anne Delong (talk) 22:53, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
probably art for the topic and pakistan for language sources. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 16:28, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to look at this. I agree that it needs improvement - that's why I wanted to have it checked out - and will try the two places suggested. —Anne Delong (talk) 22:56, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Daily feed / email?[edit]

Does the Wikipedia site offer a daily feed, or a possibility to subscribe to an email with a link to an area within the site? For example, I would want this page link to arrive in my email box: that has on this day/date/new feature in history? (talk) 16:16, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Check out Wikipedia:Syndication. –Be..anyone (talk) 20:16, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Would like to request a page protection[edit]


I would like to request protection for Elena Zoubareva page as there have been a number of dubious unsourced edits (mainly, removals of sourced edits) by anon IP editors and new users. I am a member of a number of operatic societies in Massachusetts and have been closely following careers of many prominent sopranos, thus all of my Wikipedia edits and contributions are highly checked and sourced. I would very much appreciate your help and assistance with this

Username Vienivieni (Jamey Rosholt) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vienivieni (talkcontribs) 17:55, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Vienivieni, I'm looking at the last couple of IP edits and I agree with some of them as they are removing unsourced content. For example, "At the age of 8 she sang the title role in a children's opera Thumbelina." is unsourced. --NeilN talk to me 18:04, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Vienivieni, looking closely at the article, I see much of it is uncited. It would be very helpful if you could add more references as this is a WP:BLP. --NeilN talk to me 18:25, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
NeilN, Thank you, just added more references. What if the same new users/anon IP editors will continue removing credible referenced edits?--User:Vienivieni — Preceding undated comment added 19:34, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Vienivieni, unfortunately I've had to remove a couple of your sources as they did not specifically back up the content or were self-published. I will keep an eye on the article but bear in mind from what I can see, recent IP edits have been helpful. --NeilN talk to me 19:41, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
NeilN,I appreciate your help and explanations! I will continue adding reliable sources if and when I find them. (I attended two of Zoubareva’s performances in Boston last year and was really moved). Let’s just keep an eye on some hostile users who remove the sourced info. Thank you again.--User:Vienivieni — Preceding undated comment added 22:57, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

location of the search box on a wiki page[edit]

It has been my experience that the default position of the search box on Wiki's Main page is now in the first column on the left-hand side of the home page; however, I used to always find the search box at the top right-hand side of a page. Other items on that page were "Today's...whatever" articles. Because I accessed said page by clicking a bookmark, I never really paid close attention to location or content details. Through force of habit, I'd really like to find "my 'old' default" main page where search box was at right-hand top of page. Where can I find it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baifeili (talkcontribs) 18:16, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

The location of the search box changes depending on what skin you're using. You can change that in your preferences. Dismas|(talk) 18:24, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

THANKS. 'PROBLEM' SOLVED! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baifeili (talkcontribs) 19:00, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

copy and paste a foreign language note to an on line translator[edit]

I know I've done this before, copied a Spanish letter, dropped it to my desktop then did a highlighted copy and pasted it to a language translator, it worked, Now I have Ukraine label, I photographed did exactly same and it won't paste, why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:30, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

If you're talking about a text box in a Google (example) translate form, that's for text, not photos. You can copy photos to the Clipboard, and then paste them into software supporting this, but you can't paste them into software expecting text. Please add a link to your source, maybe it can be also interpreted as text, not only as image. –Be..anyone (talk) 20:10, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Sometimes if you have software that recognizes text in images (for instance, OneNote), you can tell it to grab the text from the image... but it's not always correct and usually expects English. (Also, note that this is the desk for asking questions about Wikipedia. This would be best asked at the ref desk. - Purplewowies (talk) 22:27, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Referencing errors on Medina, Ohio[edit]

Reference help requested.

Thanks, (talk) 20:06, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Simplified, anything starting with <ref> also has to end with </ref> before you try something else. Fix the URL, please, apparently there is no "bio.html". –Be..anyone (talk) 20:30, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Beverly Hills Caviar Automated Boutique[edit]

Dear editors: Some time ago I rescued the above article from the abandoned Afc submissions and found many sources of news about it, which I added and then submitted the article for review. It was accepted. Then the name of the article was changed and the references I added have been moved to the external links section; I tried putting them back, but they were moved again. To avoid 3RR I tried starting a conversation on the talk page, but no one replied. Now the article has been transformed from a general article to an advertisement for a company's product with prices and everything. I am heartily ashamed to have my name in the history of this article, which is now totally promotional. What should my next step be? What I want to do is to nominate it for deletion as an advertisement, but perhaps something less drastic would be more appropriate. —Anne Delong (talk) 21:25, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

In its current state, it clearly warrants deletion. All it does is promote a small niche business. Maproom (talk) 22:33, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
but it is a small niche business that has garnered international press over two shopping seasons.-- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 23:40, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, TheRedPenOfDoom, for fixing up the problem. I'm sure that the reason there was so much press is that despite its small size, the business came up with a new idea. —Anne Delong (talk) 03:01, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Identity of authors of entries[edit]

Hello, is it possible to learn who the authors of particular entries are? In one area in which I am knowledgeable, there is some material that is unknown to me and I would like to speak with the author. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bmlamprecht (talkcontribs) 22:37, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, but it can be very time consuming. Pick on "View History" near the top of the page (you may need to pick a down arrow to bring it up first). That lists every author of the article, but there might be thousands. You can step through each change and look at the differences to find the person who wrote the part you are interested in. Then you can click on their name to go to their home page and leave a message on their talk page. Of course, they may no longer be active, so you might not get a response.
If there are references in the article, you might do better to follow those links to reliable sources for that info. StuRat (talk) 22:49, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
The WP:WIKIBLAME tool can help identify when specific content first entered the article. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom
but from a Wiki theoretical point of view, you actually shouldnt be able to gain much more about what is in the article from the editor than from the sources included in the article itself. If there arent sources included in the article for claims that someone knowledgeable about the subject is unfamiliar with, those claims should probably be removed.-- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 00:08, 30 March 2014 (UTC)