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June 1

help

my son is a race car driver and I want to create a bio page here for him, how do I do this, is there a template page — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rexmccutcheonracing (talkcontribs) 09:38, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

No, there is no specific template you can use to create a page. But, if I may ask, in what series does he run?   ArcAngel   (talk) ) 09:41, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
You may find WP:NSPORT helpful in judging whether he meets the notability requirements. - David Biddulph (talk) 09:45, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
I did some research on this, but I found out he races in New Zealand's Suzuki Swift Sport Cup, which doesn't have an entry in of itself, so I would doubt that he would pass WP:NSPORT. I don't think this series gets much coverage outside of NZ from what I was able to gather, as it seems to be a "minor level" of racing series.   ArcAngel   (talk) ) 10:06, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

name of article

Dear Sir/Madam

I wanted to create an article about a film producer Ray Marshall who produced all the Catherine Cookson films for ITV amongst many others. But there is an article already called Ray Marshall - an american politician, who's actually called Freddie Ray Marshall but the article appears under Ray Marshall. What would be the best way to go from here? I can't really alter his name as it is Ray Marshall and he also appears in other Wikipedia articles under that name. Your help is appreciated. Thank you. Rmashall100 (talk) 10:39, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

You could use an article name like, Ray Marshall (producer). Before you create the article there are some things you should read. First, based on your username you should read WP:AUTO. If this doesn't apply you should look at changing your username unless you have that similar of a name to subject you are writing about. Next you need to determine if he meets the notability guidelines for inclusion. There are two guidelines that apply, first is the general guideline and then there is the biography specific guideline. If he is notable according to either of these guidelines then it would be extremely helpful to read WP:FIRST. This gives a lot of good information about writing your first article. If you have any questions, please ask. GB fan (talk) 11:37, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Question

I do not know where or how to start. Wiki seems really serious about all issues and I am almost lost in the codes and pages. I am new here and I wrote an article about my school. It is a new high school and only resource I have is the official website of the establisment. I have copied and pasted some information from that website and I wrote resources for it. Shortly, I could'nt decide whether it is right or wrong. And I have saved this article but it is not seen on google. Also I saved the article as user space draft. Can you please inform me how to get a feedback on my article? How can I see the needed changes, citation needed words, or names? There is no inbox system but talk system. I do not have enough information about writing codes so can you please clarify these points for me. answer can be notified on my talk page but I am not sure to find it. Aysinpir (talk) 11:31, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Welcome! Firstly unfortunately it is not as simple as copying and pasting from websites, this is an absolute no, no due to copyright reasons (you can read more about that here WP:C) I'm assuming you have already found the new user help page (WP:NUH) as you are here, for creating your first article have look at WP:T - for more general information you could look at WP:H. If you create your article by going to WP:AFC you can follow the steps in the wizard and then submit it for review to get feedback on it. If you need any more help with this or Wikipedia in general please come back. --wintonian talk 11:59, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
A quick look at the article, it looks more like a website than an encyclopedia article. It needs a lot of work and trimimg to the encyclopedic content. You can ask for formal feedback of the article at WP:FEED. GB fan (talk) 12:14, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Ah I see you have already created it in user space in which case you can submit it for review here: WP:RFF to get feedback on it. Another page that might be useful for tip on creating articles is at: WP:1ST. --wintonian talk 12:18, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

How to propose deletion of advertising in user namespace

I would like to propose User:Chris Callas/Qcare for deletion. But I can't use {{subst:prod|I think that's advertising. No real prove of relevance, no criticism and self-written by the the company owner. ~~~~}} -- Rillke (talk) 17:24, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Resolved

Thank you. -- Rillke (talk) 18:02, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

For future reference, you can tag such advertising in userspace as WP:CSD#G11.   ArcAngel   (talk) ) 19:07, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
The code for the tag is {{Db-g11}} or {{Db-spam}}. – ukexpat (talk) 18:09, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

What do you do when you are a primary source?

With regard to the sport of kickboxing, I am either a primary or secondary source for the period 1971 through 1989. I ran the STAR System world ratings for professional kickboxing that was published monthly in up to 15 magazines and was recognized as the official rankings source for both the WKA and KICK, two of the three major sanctioning bodies of the day. STAR collected and archived fight outcomes from those organizations, and was supported by more than 250 eyewitness ring observers and officials around the world.

STAR also reconstructed and documented the ring records of many early champions.

I published magazine articles and authored books. Further, I have a website that provides factual ring record information from that era: http://starsystemkickboxing.net/default.aspx

My published writings and/or the STAR ratings are periodically cited as a source on Wikipedia. Some of those references are out of context or do not reflect the final correct facts.

May I contribute to Wikipedia and cite my own writings or website as a source? Paul Maslak (talk) 17:41, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

The best place to ask this is the reliable sources noticeboard. – ukexpat (talk) 15:37, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

June 2

Can a single user id be used to view/edit wiki pages in different languages?

Hi, I want to be a member of the wiki family. So, I wanted to create a login id. Can the same login id be used to edit the wiki pages in different languages or do I need to have different login ids for editing wiki present in different languages.

Thank you...--142.245.193.3 (talk) 08:39, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Yes, see WP:SUL, but you will need to create an account. – ukexpat (talk) 14:15, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

re: Hurricane Donna, September 1960

I was living in Ft Lauderdale, about 4 1/2 months pregnant, when I experienced my first hurricane. My husband was a Cessna instruction & charter pilot at that time, & was very busy moving single engine planes to places considered more secure for the duration of the storm. We were living about three blocks west of Federal Highway 1, in a guest house/apartment & probably about a mile from A1A on the beach. We were told the storm was heading directly for Ft Lauderdale. Since we experienced the break in the storm when the eye went over, I'm pretty sure it did just that. All the hotels on the beach had sand & fish throughout their lobbies & into their pools, along with other severe damage, some of which was clearly visable from our vantage point on A1A.

Later on, I was present for other hurricanes, most notably the one in October 1966, that went out to sea after hitting the Ft Lauderdale area, then returned, with a vengence. I think it was Inez, or some other "I" name. My plane was one of, if not the last, to land at Miami & I was the last to be dropped off (at the Diplomat Hotel) by the limo. I was trapped for three days in my hotel room. Other hurricanes happened during times I was there, & many where my sisters & daughter live, so I have both first & secondhand knowledge of many....Donna was a direct hit on Ft Lauderdale because I saw the sun during the time the eye passed over. The others either were at night or didn't have the eye go over where I was, or my family, ex family, or friends were.

Barb — Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.203.169.136 (talk) 11:20, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Are you in the right place? This page is for asking questions about editing and finding your way around Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. doomgaze (talk) 11:24, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Painter

Can I add the name of an artist (a painter)?```` — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.100.179.184 (talk) 14:44, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Do you mean create an article about them? You can, as long as they are notable enough to be in wikipedia. WP:ARTIST gives some criteria that the person must meet. If they are a living person, you must have sources in the article or it will be deleted. --E♴(talk) 15:18, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
To create an article you would also first have to create an account. Probably a good idea to go through the article wizard if the painter is sufficiently notable for inclusion. doomgaze (talk) 15:22, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

SALSA MAROCAINE

Bonjour je ne comprend pas cet article a été suprimé alors que je l ai ecrit moi meme je parle de moi et de salsatouna que j'ai créé moi meme et j ai les droits d auteurs — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saad benouna (talkcontribs) 19:53, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Peut-être vous êtes dans l'endroit faux ? C'est le Wikipedia ANGLAIS, pas le Français. Essai fr: - David Biddulph (talk) 20:23, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Les raisons se montrent à Salsa marocaine: c'est un article dans une langue étrangère, qui existe à un autre Wikipedia (a foreign-language article that exists on another Wikimedia project) et aussi que vous semblez avoir un lien très proche au sujet de l'article (A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject). On pouvait le traduire en anglais, ou écrire un nouveau article en anglais, mais ça ne devrait être vous qui l'écrivez, parce que vous avez ce que l'on appèle en anglais un conflict of interest. Aussi, dans le Wikipedia anglais, il faut que chaque article a des réferences aux sources independents qui vont établir que le sujet soit notables. The reasons are shown at Salsa marocaine ... It could be translated into English, or a new article be written in English, but it should not be you that writes it, because you have a COI. Also in en.wikipedia, every article must have references to independent sources which establish that the subject is notable. --ColinFine (talk) 22:18, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Spelling error in User Title

Resolved

I inadvertently misspelled the User Name and I cannot seem to find any way to correct it. How do I do that, please?

Please notify me on my talk page.

Mishchief Managed Entertainment (talk) 01:01, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

You need to go to WP:CHU. Your username appears to be a violation of our username policy. You are creating articles that are about a company with the same name. It appears to be a promotional username. GB fan (talk) 01:05, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
User has been blocked for username violation  Chzz  ►  09:49, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

copying non-bitmap

I have a specific query that is not on the help articles. I made a diagram on Microsoft powerpoint(ppt), and I wanted to transfer it to my Wiki article;the one that I recently discovered was deleted, The chart of Hindu gods. To my dismay, I could not copy the diagram.I tried transferring it using the tool bar. However,the tool that copied images(jpeg's to be specific,but I thought that it would probably paste my chart anyway), required you to reference the site where the image is from.I could not do this as the chart was of my own creation and was in Microsoft Powerpoint. What is the answer to my dilemma?(sorry about the rather long winded text, I was just explaining my query).

Best regards, Scholar of Knowledge — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scholar of Knowledge (talkcontribs) 09:07, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

An image must be uploaded to Wikipedia (or preferably to WP:Commons) and only then can be used on pages: see WP:IMAGE. If you created it yourself, you must assert that you hold the copyright, and licence it for general use: see WP:DCM.
By the way, no article in Wikipedia is yours, or mine or anybody else's. I'm not sure if you are saying that the article was deleted, or just the image; but either way, it is worth investigating why it was deleted, in order to make sure that you make appropriate changes in the new one. --ColinFine (talk) 17:52, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
I think the user is referring to Family tree of hindu gods that was speedily deleted back in April. – ukexpat (talk) 17:58, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Alternatively you can request the image for upload at Wikipedia:Files for Upload if the image/ppt is online somewhere. mabdul 14:40, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Company updating a page

I work for Wessex Water's digital communication team and wanted to update our page.

I appreciate the issues regarding conflict of interest and I'm not using this as a PR exercise in terms of promoting our work but merely updating information and explaining our services.

My user name is WikiWessex is this a problem as listed in Q&A? Am I able to add to the Wessex Water page?

Wikiwessex (talk) 13:22, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

If you are making non-controversial edits, it's probably OK, but you should explain you edits on the article's talk page. Your user name is probably not specific enough to be a breach of the user name policy. – ukexpat (talk) 14:18, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
You should add a COI notice on your user page, and if you add/correct something to that article then give reference(s). mabdul 09:58, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

June 3

13 edits and 5 days logged in....

...and I still cannot move my page to make it live. Please help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ebeautyca (talkcontribs) 14:30, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

your account is only 3 days old! On the other side, your article is way long not finished for releasing. the best thing is to put following code on your page and wait for tips you get by the reviewers:
{{subst:AFC submission/submit}}
mabdul 14:38, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
Right. See also Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations. Your account creation is here: [1]. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:08, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
Also note that your user name is clearly in breach of the user name policy. – ukexpat (talk) 15:15, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

June 4

I was hoping there are experts here to help!

I am trying to add to a page that needs up-dated. I provided the links, and put the text in, I made a bit of a mess of this, but was hoping someone could fix it rather than delete it. I am from the "old school" and can't seem to do any better. The page is for Bunny Yeager photographer. Can anyone help fix the references?

Pamela — Preceding unsigned comment added by Speakeasyandsoft (talkcontribs) 01:55, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Bunny Yeager (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
I'm finding that many of your sentences are copied directly from other websites. Although you have put some effort into re-arranging them, I think all your new text needs to be rewritten. See Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing, "Editors should summarize source material in their own words". -- John of Reading (talk) 16:32, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Question about a minor change

Regarding the word "tyro". I have come across written usage of the word in a short story by Edgar Rice Burroughs, where it means "to be a novice at something". This definition is referred to on a disambiguation page, but with no blue link and no source ref except for the free dictionary.

I'm not sure whether to add the Burroughs ref, and if so, where to add it. What do you think, people? Steffers48 (talk) 16:42, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

No, for two reasons. First, disambiguation pages should not have external citations, but only internal links. Secondly, the word was once in reasonably common use (the Corpus of Historical American English has 181 citations, though mostly before 1930), so there is nothing notable about that use. --ColinFine (talk) 17:07, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Unicode characters

 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 218.186.17.10 (talk) 19:55, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Do you have a question? All I can see here are five characters from the Unicode private use area. -- John of Reading (talk) 20:50, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Creating a translated article of a pre-existing article.

On some articles, the "In Other Languages" list is a kilometer long; on others, it is nonexistent. Clearly there are people who translate these articles, and not simply some automatic computer programme.

So what I wanted to know: how does one go about adding a translated article into that list? For instance, if one were to notice that [Simon Taufel page] is translated into only two languages, and that person then took out their handy notebook and translated it into Spanish or French or something, how does one then transform that paper-bound translation into an article, accessible through a link in the "In Other Languages" list?

Thank you, --Miss Petticoats (talk) 21:32, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Translation and Help:Interlanguage links. Note that the language versions don't have to be translations and can be edited independently of eachother. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:56, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Can we add photos?

I have photos to share. Can I post photos? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.5.240.59 (talk) 04:42, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

No, because only autoconfirmed users can can upload images. You achieve this if you register and make 10 edits in 4 days. Alternatively, if you created these photos, you can register to FlickR upload you images there and request them to be uploaded at Files for upload. Armbrust Talk to me Contribs 15:57, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
No need to go through that rigmarole if the original poster owns the copyright. Just upload the images directly to Commons which has no autoconfirmation requirements when an account is created and it has the added bonus that the images will be available to all Wikimedia projects. – ukexpat (talk) 13:29, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

moving and article accidently created in a User Page

Help. I need to know how to move an article I accidentally wrote in my user page to be accepted as a regular article in Wikipedia. I have tried several things, but I need easy directions and help in how to move it, get it reviewed, and move on to then get it accepted and published. Many thanks!Idaho50 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 22:01, 4 June 2011 (UTC).

At the top of the page you should a small downward pointing triangle. When You click on it you should see Move. Click on Move and give it a new name and the reason why you are moving it. If you can't find it, I can do it for you. GB fan (talk) 23:06, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
For the time being I have moved the draft to User:Idaho50/Kristen Lawrence in accordance with the usual practice for draft articles. I have also reformatted the draft per WP:LAYOUT and WP:MOSBIO. I will also add that the article isn't ready to moved to mainspace just yet. The tone is a little unencyclopedic and needs work. – ukexpat (talk) 13:39, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

June 5

How do you add a reference link to an article?

I can't seem to understand how you add a reference to an article. Is there a section here on how to do that and where to insert the reference? Do you just add <ref> before and after the link and the article takes care of numbering it? Can you answer on my talk page? Thanks GB fan (talk) 11:12, 5 June 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dollvalley (talkcontribs) 10:28, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

You are close, you would add <ref> before the reference and </ref> after the reference. That will create a basic numbered reference. You can add more information to the reference either by typing the exact reference or using one of the {{cite}} templates inside the reference tags. GB fan (talk) 11:12, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
See more at Wikipedia:Referencing for beginners. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:25, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. By the way didn't I sign my post before? Dollvalley (talk) 11:35, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
You typed ~~~~ [2] but it wasn't expanded to a signature because it was inside a misformatted ref. When GB fan fixed the formatting, your ~~~~ was expanded to his signature because it was him who saved at expansion time. One of the quirks of our software. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:44, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Sorting Advanced Search Results by Date

Hello, How do I sort results returned from the advanced search page by date.The page link is
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&fulltext=Search&advanced=1&ns0=1&redirs=0&search=
Thanks. Codwiki (talk) 14:54, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

I don't know the answer (or if you can) but how were you hoping to sort them? They can be filtered by namespace, articles or user talk pages for example, but I don't think that’s what you mean.--wintonian talk 13:37, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

June 6

information on Bissett, Manitoba

Why does the information about Bissett, Manitoba include climate information for Birtle, Manitoba? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.161.206.111 (talk) 14:43, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

I don't think it does. The data values in the table at Bissett, Manitoba#Climate are different from those in the table for Birtle, Manitoba#Climate. My guess is that someone copied the table format and forgot to change the word. I've changed it now. - David Biddulph (talk) 15:03, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Question

I was trying to create a page ,but i am having problem doing. Could you help me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by KINGxFADE (talkcontribs) 15:44, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

A Wizard is available to walk you through these steps. See the Article Wizard.
Thank you.
Before creating an article, please search Wikipedia first to make sure that an article does not already exist on the subject. Please also review a few of our relevant policies and guidelines with which all articles should comply. As Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, articles must not contain original research, must be written from a neutral point of view, should cite reliable sources which verify their content and must not contain unsourced, negative content about living people.
Articles must also demonstrate the notability of the subject. Please see our subject specific guidelines for people, bands and musicians, companies and organizations and web content and note that if you are closely associated with the subject, our conflict of interest guideline strongly recommends against you creating the article.
If you still think an article is appropriate, see Wikipedia:Your first article. You might also look at Wikipedia:How to write a great article for guidance, and please consider taking a tour through the Wikipedia:Tutorial so that you know how to properly format the article before creation. An Article Wizard is also available to walk you through creating an article. TNXMan 15:47, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

June 7

June 8

editing problem!

There is one sentence in my article that shows in the draft but does not show on the article when published. Why is that?? Thank you! Superstarcm (talk) 03:08, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps the broken reference tag, fixed here? - David Biddulph (talk) 04:22, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Getting Started

I hope to contribute a biographical item about a colleage, Politico columnist. There is already a someone by his name listed (a late Englishman) in Wikipedia. I have a text for the entry but, and I will admit I am not at all computer savvy, and I am seeking advice simply on how to create a page and go from there. Zay SmithZaynocktonsmith (talk) 19:26, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

The title issue can be dealt with by disambiguation. Advice on creating the article follows:
A Wizard is available to walk you through these steps. See the Article Wizard.
Thank you.
Before creating an article, please search Wikipedia first to make sure that an article does not already exist on the subject. Please also review a few of our relevant policies and guidelines with which all articles should comply. As Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, articles must not contain original research, must be written from a neutral point of view, should cite reliable sources which verify their content and must not contain unsourced, negative content about living people.
Articles must also demonstrate the notability of the subject. Please see our subject specific guidelines for people, bands and musicians, companies and organizations and web content and note that if you are closely associated with the subject, our conflict of interest guideline strongly recommends against you creating the article.
If you still think an article is appropriate, see Wikipedia:Your first article. You might also look at Wikipedia:How to write a great article for guidance, and please consider taking a tour through the Wikipedia:Tutorial so that you know how to properly format the article before creation. An Article Wizard is also available to walk you through creating an article. – ukexpat (talk) 19:34, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

June 9

Hi, wiki i have some question

Here is my question. How to download a song from wiki free encyclopadeia? Can wiki download it for me? Song name, "after all this time" by Simo Webbe. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 223.189.137.183 (talk) 08:45, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

You can read about the song at the Wikipedia article named After All This Time (Simon Webbe song), but you'll have to find a different website to download it. Try this Google search. -- John of Reading (talk) 08:59, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

editor

i would like to be editor at wiki help page could you help me ,how could i do what i want to do — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rahulmit (talkcontribs) 11:07, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Everyone here is an editor, including you, me, Jimbo and everyone else. This is, after all, "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit". If you want some more specific ways you can help out then Wikipedia:Contributing to Wikipedia might be a good starting point. doomgaze (talk) 12:29, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Removing links to site

Hi there, I'm tasked with removing references on wikipedia that reference one of my companies legacy website that is subscription only and no longer viewable to the general public. Additionally the information is exteremly out of date. I've tried just straight out deleting the reference but obviously that's not how it's supposed to be done. How can I make sure that these articles are no longer referencing our site? Thanks Gibfender (talk) 15:04, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Since you've got a conflict of interest, I'd say your best bet is to describe the problem on the talk page(s) of the article(s) in question. What is the company? --Orange Mike | Talk 15:13, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
The company is Dods. The articles (over 100 of them) are mainly members of the House of Lords. Gibfender (talk) 15:50, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

I can't make my article 'live'

I am new and I have tried, but.... I can't make my article on Rimma Sushanskaya 'live'. I have gone through the process of moving - but not sure if I ahve done it or if it is waiting to be processed or if I have to do something else.

Please help.

Can I be notified on my talk page please?

Rimma2011 (talk) 16:32, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

I moved it, to Rimma Sushanskaya. Are you Rimma Sushanskaya? --Orange Mike | Talk 16:38, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

June 10

Discussion Page Edits and Additions

When adding new and editing existing content - will that content automatically be directed to the discussion page for feedback from other editors? If not, how do we ensure that content is reviewed in discussion first? ToddPreston (talk) 14:57, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Each edit is not formally reviewed (unless the page is under pending changes proctection), but people with the page on their watchlist will see the change. If you are unsure about an edit, it's best to discuss it first on the article's talk page—that's the best way to get input from other users on the edit.
Otherwise, you can follow the Bold, revert discuss cycle. Generally, be bold, if you wish to make an edit, do so!
If you wish for a new article to be reviewed, the article wizard can guide you through to Submit for review. Hope that helps! Jebus989 15:15, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Editing before creating a new article

I've been told that I can't create a new article until I've made 10 edits before, yet I can't find that rule anywhere on the Wikipedia guidelines. Is this true? If it is true, do the edits need to be made to different articles, or can they be made to the same article? Many thanks, LAStrudwick — Preceding unsigned comment added by LAStrudwick (talkcontribs) 18:01, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

That's not true. Making ten edits and having an account for 4 days (autoconfirmation) is required only for moving pages. As you a new editor, you can create an article, but be sure to check that it meets the notability guidelines. Ask if you aren't sure. Goodvac (talk) 18:05, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
And please consider using the article wizard and creating the article as a draft in userspace first. – ukexpat (talk) 18:10, 10 June 2011 (UTC)


June 11

How do I move a new page to the "live" mainspace?

I am a new contributor without 10 edits. My account is more then 4 days old. I would like to move a page that was created as a userspace draft to the main space. The entry has credible sources, and I do not believe it is controversial. I have been unable to move the page using the instructions. Please reply to my talk page, if possible. Thank you for your help.

Davecorby (talk) 00:06, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

You still have quite a bit of work to do. Please read MOS:BIO, MOS:LAYOUT and WP:CITE. By the time you revise your article to follow these guidelines you'll be able to move it yourself. I'll copy this to your talk page. Dougweller (talk) 06:19, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Become an administrator

Can I become an administrator? If so, how? Consorveyapaaj2048394 (talk) 03:20, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

The community grants administrator status to trusted users, who have been on Wikipedia long enough for people to determine whether they are trustworthy and experienced. you can read more here: Wikipedia:Requests for adminship Mlpearc powwow 03:34, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
Being able to communicate well and to show knowledge of our guidelines and policies is essential. You don't seem to be doing that right now. Dougweller (talk) 06:09, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Hoxne Hoard

What is the permanent link to the revision of Hoxne Hoard article shown in the video?

Consorveyapaaj2048394 (talk) 03:35, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

I don't think this question can be answered. The video resolution is too low for the text to be read, and there's no exact timing information; and the article was edited about 100 times on 25 June 2010. -- John of Reading (talk) 09:41, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Whitney Reed, Tennis #1

Whitney Reed played in the California State Mens Seniors 45´s in September of 1982. He was seeded #2 in the tournament. Do you know who beat him in the 3rd round of this prestigious tournament 6-4, 6-3? 187.140.82.185 (talk) 04:57, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

I suggest you ask this at the Entertainment reference desk. Some volunteers there specialise in sports question and may be able to help you. -- John of Reading (talk) 09:46, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

citing an email from kellogg's in article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tux#Tux_in_popular_culture

I emailed Kellogg's about the Froot Loop's commercial and received a response i would like to share.

The bit of information currently reads:

In a January 2011 Froot Loops commercial, Tux was featured as a squeak toy to distract a pack of wolves. [4]

I would like it to read:

In a January 2011 Froot Loops commercial, Tux was featured as a squeak toy to distract a pack of wolves,[4] however Kellogg's denies this. [email citation here]

The e-mail reads:

Kurtis,

Thank you for contacting our company regarding the advertising for Kellogg's® Froot Loops® cereal. We sincerely appreciate your interest.

The penguin squeaky toy is not related to the Linux mascot, Tux the Penguin. It is coincidental the toy looks so similar. Again, thank you for contacting us.


Sincerely,


Samantha B. Chavira Consumer Specialist Consumer Affairs Kiddykoff (talk) 05:10, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

If you read WP:IRS you will see that we can't use that as a source. However, in the light of this I have removed the claim entirely as the source given for it also does not meet our criteria. Dougweller (talk) 06:14, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
Doug, I suggest you put something about this on Talk:Tux, because it's the kind of thing that I can foresee getting added again and again. --ColinFine (talk) 13:28, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

June 12

Translation

Ey, so i´m a spanish dude that want to expand the wikiuniverse by translating pages, and i think it would really useful an easier way to do it; because it could make more interest to possible bilingual editors if there is a shortcut to translate the page. It will make more equal the english wikipedia to the other languages pages. My idea is tho add the choice near to "read" and "edit". In my case would really make it easier because I speak five languages and I could be really useful if u could just add a copy of the article and change the lines written to another language and not having to create a new article, and new connection,and changing the language constantly for the whole system... Please answer me in my talk page Danixuko (talk) 06:35, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Copied to talk, as requested Hi, the best place to make this suggestion is at the village pump, or you could have other editors help develop your idea at the idea lab. Note, though, that you are proposing a significant software change, and the different language wikis are nowhere-near linked enough to implement this currently. Jebus989 10:30, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

June 13

adding an external link to an existing page

I have tried to follow the instuctions but am baffled.

How do I link an existing Wikipedia page(ie 'Calderdale Way')to another webpage.

I have logged in, then clicked the edit and tried adding with things like the <ref> around it as instructed - however I'm not doing it correctly. Can anyone help ie keep it simple by typing out exactly what I need and I will copy and paste! The link (giving the walk route with historical information, is:

    http://www.crewheartsupport.co.uk/heartcare.htm

~~~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pecketwell (talkcontribs) 09:22, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

To add this as a reference, you would need to add something like <ref>[http://www.crewheartsupport.co.uk/heartcare.htm Calderdale Way, walk route at CREW Heart Support Group]</ref>.
BUT I'm afraid that your draft page as it stands is not suitable for Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not any kind of travel guide, and I would not expect to see a stile-by-stile description of a walk in an encyclopedia. Also, you appear to be re-publishing the text of the CREW web page in your draft article; this is likely to be a copyright violation. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:32, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't see that you were editing Calderdale Way as well. I have fixed the syntax of your addition there. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:39, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

How to edit

How do i edit pages already made88r84r8h4rhjj9jj9kmcnn (talk) 11:45, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Here, Help:Editing, is the help page on how to edit. Basically you do it the same way you added your question here. Go to the page and click edit. GB fan (talk) 11:50, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Edit the opening paragraph

I have a question in how to edit the WIKI page on "Politically Correct". The opening paragraph states the first sentence states:

//".......beliefs or ideologies, disability, and age-related contexts, and doing so to an excessive extent."//


which is not true, is not neutral. I would like to remove those last four words as being NOT neutral, nor true. But i can not find out which 'edit' button i should use? The first edit button i find, is next to 'history' not the first sentence. THANK YOU FOR ALL ADVICE. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BlueJean46514 (talkcontribs) 16:46, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

The simplest way to edit the opening paragraph is to click the "Edit" link in the bar at the top of the page, where it says Read/Edit/View history. Thank you for registering, by the way; I've left you some introductory links on your talk page. -- John of Reading (talk) 16:55, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

I need help editing "Washington Mews"

I am new at this and need help with editing "Washington Mews"; I corrected two passages in the text and am trying to cite the source for these corrections in the notes (2 and 3) that I added. I also want to italicize the title of the book I am citing. Please help. Sistmh (talk) 17:55, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

How does it look now after this edit? – ukexpat (talk) 18:06, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

June 14

Adding a photo to the Ford Fairmont page

hello, I am trying to add a photo of a bodystyle that is not shown on the Ford Fairmont (US) wikipedia page. I uploaded a photo ( Futuras_72.jpg‎ ) to the wikimedia commons which depicts two model years of this model's bodystyle. However, I am new to Wikipedia editing and cannot place this photo on the page.

If you can direct me on how to do this, or simply place it on the page, I would appreciate it very much.

Thank you. 76.15.146.140 (talk) 05:01, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

The page Wikipedia:Picture tutorial has many examples that you can copy and adapt. -- John of Reading (talk) 06:48, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

 Done (along with other clean up) in this edit. – ukexpat (talk) 13:55, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Lost everything after 2 days of work on my first article

I'm extremely frustrated. I can't find my draft or my uploaded images. the article was on a historic chateau in Normandy. Chateau de la Motte. it was a draft that I repeatedly saved but I lost it trying to upload pictures for it. Please help.Mlane (talk) 15:22, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

It's not showing up in your user contributions. Do you remember where you created it? If it was in the general sandbox, that gets cleared out every few hours. I cannot access your deleted contributions, but if it was deleted, it can be restored by an admin. – ukexpat (talk) 15:42, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
 Administrator note: Mlane has no deleted contributions. BencherliteTalk 16:14, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
(more) Your images are safe and sound at WikiMedia Commons, and are listed here. -- John of Reading (talk) 15:56, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

how do you reference interviews?

I live in france and interview people about the local history. I also talk to historians and archeologists and wish to quote them but feel it is best in a reference format rather than saying "Doctor so and so told me...." . So what is the mode here? Mlane (talk) 15:41, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

You can't. That is WP:OR and is not permitted in Wikipedia. For Wikipedia, your references need to be material which has been published elsewhere. - David Biddulph (talk) 15:43, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
Such interviews are nor reliable sources because they cannot be verified, one of the cornerstones of Wikipedia. If they are published in a reliable source they become capable of verification, and would be OK. – ukexpat (talk) 15:45, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

June 15

Adding a picture

How do I add a picture into an article? Not anywhere, but up in that information box you see at the top of the page. I want to know this, because I have been able to locate a picture of the FV Big Valley, and would like to add it to its page on this website. Thanks. 166.248.0.119 (talk) 13:22, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Has the file been uploaded yet ? and what article are you working with ? Mlpearc powwow 13:25, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

I am working with the article on the FV Big Valley. I have found the same picture on 2 different internet sources, and would like to add it to the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.248.0.119 (talk) 13:54, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Most pictures you find on the internet are copyrighted, and cannot be used here. We'll need more details. --Orange Mike | Talk 14:48, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

I found it on another wiki. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.248.0.119 (talk) 16:15, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Probably not, then. --Orange Mike | Talk 16:48, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

June 16

editing

how do you edit usernames? My username should have a space between the two words. - - - - — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hopetownrecords (talkcontribs) 01:53, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

You can not edit a username. A user can be renamed through WP:CHU. Your username violates our username policy because it is the name of a company. Also I have nominated your userpage for deletion because it is a copy of http://www.hopetownrecords.com/ GB fan (talk) 02:09, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Susan Seaforth

She starred on a Cheyenne episode, I just watched, what year was that? The episode was The bad penny. Her name on there was penelope. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.53.98.201 (talk) 12:41, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Wrong place to ask (perhaps the reference desk is better) but a google search gives 1961 as the year (see #302) Jebus989 14:59, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

User header change

I have successfully completed a biography of William Willard "Bill" Sanders (cartoonist)that is now on wickipedia. The header above the article reads "User: Joyce Mary Wallce/William Willard "Bill" Sanders". How do I edit that so it simply reads "Bill Sanders" Joyce Mary Wallace (talk) 14:43, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

I have moved the page here: Bill Sanders. To do so yourself, you could have used the move function (see WP:MOVE). There are some problems with the article which I must tag, the worst of which is that it contains no references Jebus989 14:56, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
And I have proposed it for deletion in accordance with policy as an unsourced biography of a living person. – ukexpat (talk) 15:11, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
Well, that didn't last. He's a great cartoonist and a genuinely nice guy, and quite well-known in his field. I'd appreciate some help in cleaning up the current version, though. --Orange Mike | Talk 18:41, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Editing with a proxy called Privoxy

I sometimes use a proxy called Privoxy and I am afraid that if I log in using that proxy, I may be blocked indefinitely. What proxies are detected? How does Wikipedia detect that someone is abusing a proxy? --Longbyte1 (talk) 15:54, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Does WP:PROXY help? – ukexpat (talk) 15:56, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
Proxies are only really an issue for anonymous editors who are only identified by their IP. As you have an account, if you choose to use a proxy service to log in, that's fine as the edits are still attributed to your account. Privoxy appears to be just a filter proxy anyway Jebus989 16:03, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
That clears things up then. Thanks! --Longbyte1 (talk) 03:30, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

USER:......

Dear Sir/Madame, I am a very new user on Wikipedia,the free encyclopedia.Yestarday I oppened an account and wrote my first lines.When satisfied I saved withot any other problem. Something I made wrong because now when searching on Internet it shows up something like that: "User:...... - Wikipedia,the free encyclopedia" (headline)and then 2 lines bellow about me. Also when logg in, above my article there is "MediaWiki namespace" and here appear the same "User:......" I tryed everywhere(my preferences,Help,,I read much without any positive result. Please let me know what I have to do to delete this "User:....." to not appear any more in "mediawiki namespace". I don´t want that my username come up on all internet pages when search my name. Thank you for understanding. Kind regards, M.Ilie --Prodipe (talk) 16:59, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

You have now removed the text from your userpage. If you wish to create an article, standard advice follows:
A Wizard is available to walk you through these steps. See the Article Wizard.
Thank you.
Before creating an article, please search Wikipedia first to make sure that an article does not already exist on the subject. Please also review a few of our relevant policies and guidelines with which all articles should comply. As Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, articles must not contain original research, must be written from a neutral point of view, should cite reliable sources which verify their content and must not contain unsourced, negative content about living people.
Articles must also demonstrate the notability of the subject. Please see our subject specific guidelines for people, bands and musicians, companies and organizations and web content and note that if you are closely associated with the subject, our conflict of interest guideline strongly recommends against you creating the article.
If you still think an article is appropriate, see Wikipedia:Your first article. You might also look at Wikipedia:How to write a great article for guidance, and please consider taking a tour through the Wikipedia:Tutorial so that you know how to properly format the article before creation. An Article Wizard is also available to walk you through creating an article. – ukexpat (talk) 17:41, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

June 17

Enquiry

Even if this website has ontributed a lot by giving knowledge about Assam, a state of India. Village catagory is also provided here but many villages specially of Darrang district are still missing. I couldn't find these villages here. If this website would manage to collect the name of villages with short description concerning Darrang district then it would be very benificial for millions of people living every nook and corners of this district. Is there any problem to collect them? I am looking forward the satisfactory answer from this website. Thanks.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by 120.89.98.58 (talk) 08:28, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

We depend on knowledgeable people like yourself to gather the information and write the articles, both here in the English-language Wikipedia and in the various others in languages of India and the world. That's how Wikipedia is improved. --Orange Mike | Talk 13:17, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

June 18

Issue with reference (Kool-Aid )

Hello, I noticed a reference being used to back up the statement "A common racial stereotype attributed to African Americans is the drinking of Kool-Aid". However, the link only takes me to an abstract of a pay-per-view article and its academic tone does not really match the statement. I have no way to verify it. My issues are that:

  • A) It may be false.
  • B) Even if it is real, it may not draw the same extreme conclusion as the statement.

I would appreciate your advice. Also, what template would you use if I wanted to mark it for review? {{dubious}}?--Phagopsych (talk) 19:36, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Well, that the reference is not available on-line (or not available on-line without paying, which amounts to the same thing) doesn't invalidate it as a reference. The source (the American Journal of Epidemiology) is presumably a peer-reviewed academic journal and therefore a good source per WP:RS. However, it's not credible that the article ("An Evaluation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire for Assessing Dietary Intake of Specific Carotenoids and Vitamin E among Low-Income Black Women") is likely to support the statement ("A common racial stereotype attributed to African Americans is the drinking of Kool-Aid"), especially when one reads the abstract, which is available on line, and which indicates that article covers technical nutrition topics rather than cultural memes. And in the unlikely event that the article does support the statement, it's questionable whether the authors, who are presumably epidemiologists, are qualified to pass judgement on what cultural stereotypes are or or not common. It's possible that data on cultural stereotyping which supports the statement was collected as part of the article. Possible, but not credibly likely. Therefore it'd be reasonable to remove the passage. Your options, given in order of which would (in my opinion be best) would be:
  • Remove the passage with an edit summary something like "Statement unlikely to be supported by ref, see talk" and then drop a note on the talk page explaining why you think the ref likely doesn't support the statement.
  • Don't edit the article, but drop a note on the page explaining why you think the ref likely doesn't support the statement. Then either just leave it lie for someone else to deal with later, or (better) come back later and if no one has offered a counter-argument, delete the passage.
  • Just remove the passage with an edit summary something like "Statement unlikely to be supported by ref" and not drop a note on the talk page. This'd be quicker but not as good as the above options, but still acceptable.
I could be wrong, but I think the {{Request quote}} template is the closest thing to what you want in terms of a template. You add it after the ref; it asks for a quote from the source supporting the statement to be added. My personal advice is avoid dropping in a template like this -- the {{Request quote}} is likely to just sit there for years with no resolution occurring -- but it depends on your personal preference, I guess. Herostratus (talk) 03:41, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

June 19

How do I create a new book....? I am a new user.

How do I create a new book after I created and completed one without having to delete it? ie: I did a short 12 page book on artists I like and now I want to do a book about space. How do I keep the artists book on my account and create a new book?

Is there a "Add new book" button?

Thank you. SilverApostrophes (talk) 03:13, 19 June 2011 (UTC)SilverApostrophes

When you have made 5 more edits your account will be autoconfirmed and then Special:Book will have an option to save books. Until then you can only work on one book at a time. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:47, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

shall i keep my name at the end of an article that i edited

once i edited, by donating a word,an article on word oddities/fun words.. I am the first person in identifing the word in the world. I added it to the article as a fifth word. I added my name at the end of the word. My name was removed one month later. why?

Is it wrong to tell the readers that i am the first person in identifying a particular thing in the world?

Still I a have two things to be kedt open to the public's view. They are new to the world

My work is : 1)to identify/trace out the letters, words or sentences that fall under certain category in their formation and add them to the list already exist.

2). to identify a new category that can have some words/sentences in common.

Trying to get the answer from the readers to my questions is nothing but disclosing a new thing to the world.

what can i do?Yarlagaddaindia (talk) 06:17, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

You haven't told us which article, and you have no edits in your history apart from this one, so we don't know quite what you are talking about; but in general
  • You should never add your name to a main-space article in Wikipedia. All edits to an article, and therefore all editors, are available in an article's history. (On talk pages and project pages you should sign your name with ~~~~ as you did above).
  • What you are describing sounds like original research, and so is not permitted in Wikipedia, and is likely to be deleted. All the information in Wikipedia should already have been published in an independent reliable source. You should also look at WP:NEOLOGISM. --ColinFine (talk) 08:26, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

June 20

Change picture

How do you change a picture on a page?

72.227.154.218 (talk) 17:24, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

  • If you want to upload an image from your computer for use in an article, you must determine the proper license of the image (or whether it is in the public domain). If you know the image is public domain or copyrighted but under a suitable free-license, upload it to the Wikimedia Commons instead of here, so that all projects have access to the image (sign up). If you are unsure of the licensing status, see the file upload wizard for more information. Please also read Wikipedia's image use policy.
  • If you want to add an image that has already been uploaded to Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons, add [[File:File name.jpg|thumb|Caption text.]] to the area of the article where you want the image to appear – replacing File name.jpg with the actual file name of the image, and Caption text with a short description of the image. See our picture tutorial for more information. I hope this helps.
If you need more help, then please feel free to ask again, giving the name of the article and, if relevant, the name or URL of the picture that you have in mind. -- John of Reading (talk) 18:28, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Giovanni Bastianini

I have just noticed Giovanni Bastianini is included in Wikipedia. I have written more on that 19th century artist than anyone else, so I believe my articles should be cited. Two are in print and one is currently in press: "Giovanni Bastianini: A Fair and Balanced View,"artibus et historiae" 2004; and "Giovanni Bastianini II: A Hung Jury,"artibus et historiae, 2006. The one forthcoming is “’Dell’ Anima Trasmigrata’: Desiderio da Settignano and Giovanni Bastianini,” Atti del Convegno. Desiderio da Settignano, Florence, in press.

Would you kindly include these references in the article (although my conclusions about Bastianini differ somewhat from that of the author--is it possible to know who wrote the article?). Also, I'd appreciate knowing what the benifits are of registering with Wikipedia. Would you kindly respond via email. Thank you very much.

Anita Moskowitz Professor of Art History Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 11794-5400 (Redacted) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.173.54.225 (talk) 18:45, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Replied by email noting;
"Click on the "View history" tab and you will see all who contributed together with their contributions.
And these references <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing>, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Coi#Citing_oneself>" Darrell_Greenwood (talk) 22:53, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

June 21

Rainhill, Merseyside, England

Among the prominent people who grew up in Rainhill is Alan Acourt, Liverpool and England footballer.

Rennie Warburton, Victoria BC,Canada — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.232.19.246 (talk) 15:32, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

 Done Darrell_Greenwood (talk) 17:10, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

June 22

Attach a photo

How can I attach a partial photo of the Fayette in Nagasaki Harbor in Sept '45? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.214.250.70 (talk) 04:54, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

  • If you want to upload an image from your computer for use in an article, you must determine the proper license of the image (or whether it is in the public domain). If you know the image is public domain or copyrighted but under a suitable free-license, upload it to the Wikimedia Commons instead of here, so that all projects have access to the image (sign up). If you are unsure of the licensing status, see the file upload wizard for more information. Please also read Wikipedia's image use policy.
  • If you want to add an image that has already been uploaded to Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons, add [[File:File name.jpg|thumb|Caption text.]] to the area of the article where you want the image to appear – replacing File name.jpg with the actual file name of the image, and Caption text with a short description of the image. See our picture tutorial for more information. I hope this helps.
If you need more help, then please feel free to ask again, giving the name of the article and, if relevant, the name or URL of the picture that you have in mind. -- John of Reading (talk) 10:06, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Professional athletes

What about former Masters Champion Zach Johnson? How could he be left out?173.20.248.30 (talk) 12:33, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Zach Johnson (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
The article exists. On which page do you think he should be added? -- John of Reading (talk) 12:43, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

editing an existing article by adding facts

After adding my textline I want to introduce an additional reference inbetween already existing references. How does the numbering of citations take care of an additional entry ? SwissLCD (talk) 16:34, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

If you place the reference between a new <ref> and </ref> tag, the numbering will automatically update. TNXMan 16:36, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Edit Removed

I created an edit five hours ago. It was there for twenty minutes. Now it is gone. How do I find out why it was removed? Robmm76 (talk) 19:47, 22 June 2011 (UTC)robmm76

Bimini Road (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
At the top of each article there is a "View history" link which displays the page history. There, I see that your edit was undone with the comment "besides the raw url, Menzies claim doesn't belong here unless it can be shown as significant, he claims a lot of things". You could begin a discussion at Talk:Bimini Road, perhaps. -- John of Reading (talk) 19:54, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

June 23

TRANSLATION OF AN ENGLISH ARTICLE INTO SPANISH

Hi, I am a professional translator and interpreter of English and German. My mother tongue is Spanish. I would like to create a new article in Spanish by translating the English version of an article into Spanish, since it does not exist in Spanish yet. I wonder if it can/should be marked that the article is a translation of the English version and how I should deal with the bibliography. Should I leave it as it is in the original article or should I search for the Spanish edition (in case it exists) of the mentioned bibliography? (the article in question is an article about Frances Perkins. There is no Spanish version of it) Thanks Raquel Rodriguez (RaRod)Raquel RaRod (talk) 12:50, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

I would suggest asking at the Spanish Wikipedia, since that would be the best place for your article. When articles are translated to English from another language's Wikipedia, we place a notice on the talk page indicating whence the original content came. I hope this helps answer your question. TNXMan 12:56, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
I don't know Spanish but for general translation information, see Wikipedia:Translation and es:Wikipedia:Taller idiomático. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:10, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

June 24

Edited xdcam mp4 clips for archive in adobe premier pro cs4 and how trim project

i am using adobe premier pro cs4 and i can not archive my mp4 trimmed clips by project manager? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.56.210.212 (talk) 21:20, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

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. doomgaze (talk) 21:26, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
I suspect, based on your question, that you found one of our over 5.5 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. --Orange Mike | Talk 21:26, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

June 25

Problem finalising new article

How can I now make my article visible after it's been blocked because I am "too new", even though I have confirmed my account through email?Jones Editor (talk) 00:56, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Your article needs a lot of work before it will be allowed to stay in main space. I say this just because it is very Promotional. Also if you are connected to Heir magazine you'll will also have WP:COI issues. Just an early heads up. Mlpearc powwow 01:51, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
At this point, I wouldn't bother. The current version, in addition to being malformatted and without wiki-markup, is nothing but a giant advertisement, completely without reliable sources, and would be deleted immediately as a promotion. See the articles on publications like Fortune and Locus to see what an article should look like. --Orange Mike | Talk 01:53, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
That's a little Bitey don't you think ? Mlpearc powwow 02:05, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
Yes, it is a bit bitey, but the article is a long way from acceptable. It isn't always clear how encouraging to be to a new editor when the draft is so far away from acceptable. I was going to suggest that the editor look at other relevant articles, such as those about other magazines, but Mike offered specific suggestions. I support that suggestion.--SPhilbrickT 14:36, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
I agree on the status of the draft and the suggestions Mike gave, I don't agree on the tone at which he did it. Mlpearc powwow 14:45, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
While I see your point of view, Mlpearc, I am less worried about being bitey when a first article is so very, very promotional. We need to maintain a clear stance against self-aggrandizement here. --Orange Mike | Talk 17:42, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
I still agree, I also try to remember, although doubtful, the editor could have nothing but good faith about the article, just very over zealous about the subject so much so that NPOV never enters the equation and hence be put off by your tone, but I fear in this case no harm done. Cheers. Mlpearc powwow 18:10, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
I will acknowledge the possibility that my tone may have been influenced by the target audience of the magazine being advertised: the parasitic "entitled" heirs of privilege and greed. --Orange Mike | Talk 19:01, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

I Can't fix a page.

I would like to fix the budget for transformers dark of the moon, but it won't allow me to do it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Predalien3 (talkcontribs) 02:43, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Transformers (film series) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
It's not the case that "it won't allow it". Your change was undone by other editors who have disagreed with your changes. If you look at the page history you will see the comment "The accompanying source for the budget says the film cost $195 million; please stop changing the amount". You should only change the budget if you have a better reliable source for your budget figure. Since this is a very active page, I suggest you post your new budget figure and its source at Talk:Transformers (film series).
Welcome to Wikipedia, by the way. I've left you some introductory links on your talk page. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:39, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

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June 28

Titles

How do I change the title name of a page that I am creating? Parsons Brinckerhoff (talk) 13:20, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

The page Wikipedia:So you made a userspace draft explains how to get your new pages reviewed and how to move them into the main encyclopedia when they are ready. There's more detail at Wikipedia:Moving a page. I've also left some general introductory links on your talk page. -- John of Reading (talk) 13:47, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
However, please do not move the draft until you have cited some reliable sources that demonstrate the notability of the subject.Without those the article will be immediately tagged, or worse, proposed for deletion. Also note that your user name reveals a clear conflict of interest so the draft/article will come under additional heavy scrutiny. Your user name is also a clear violation of the user name policy and will probably be blocked, so you should create a new user name that complies with policy - see WP:UN. – ukexpat (talk) 13:05, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

How to edit

I have tried to edit many times and my comments have been removed. I want to update my company's profile on wikipedia, how do I do this without having the comments taken away? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.156.95.90 (talk) 15:12, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia articles on companies should not usually be created or maintained by employees of the company; see Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. I recommend that you post your updates on the "discussion page", with URLs or other sources so that uninvolved editors can decide how to build them into the article. -- John of Reading (talk) 15:36, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
If you are thinking of the article as a "profile", you are not in tune with what Wikipedia is about. It is not a directory where people or companies have "profiles": it is an encyclopaedia, intended to contain neutral, well-referenced articles about subjects which have become notable because they have been written about elsewhere. --ColinFine (talk) 18:52, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

June 29

I'm French but all my Wikipedia profile is in English and it raises problems for my articles!

Hello, I'm new here on Wikipedia and I've just written my first article which seems to have a problems to be published: 1. I don't know why but few websites (which absolutely exist in French!) and categories (at the end of my edit page) are in red "do not exist". 2. I don't see my article anywhere when I'm not connectes to my proper profile. 3. Everything is in English and I'd like to find French instead. 4. There seems to be a threat of deleting (but actually I'm not sure if it's still the case, it's written on my talk page at the bottom) saying my article is too short but it's actually huge (much bigger than most of the articles which are topically on Wikipedia).

I'd really really like to have my article published, I've been working on it for a few days so if you could help me I'd owe you one ;-) Thanks OXya (talk) 13:52, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

I see that you created an article, OXya that was deleted because it was a very short article. I also see that you have created what looks like an article in French on your user page, User:OXya. If this is the article you are asking about are you expecting to publish this to the French wikipedia or the English Wikipedia? If you are wanting to publish it to the French wikipedia, you can click here, fr:Wikipedia. If you are wanting to publish it to the English Wikipedia you will need to translate the article into english. GB fan (talk) 14:19, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
(edit conflict) This is the English Wikipedia, indicated by "en" in the url http://en.wikipedia.org. If you want to create an article in French then it must be at the French Wikipedia at http://fr.wikipedia.org. Pages in the English Wikipedia should be in English and they cannot be placed in categories at the French Wikipedia. Your account here at the English Wikipedia first created an "article" at Oxya only containing the 3 words "Présentation Oxya est". The message at User talk:OXya#Speedy deletion nomination of Oxya is about this article which was deleted shortly after. Later you created a user page at User:OXya. User pages are not articles in the encyclopedia. The user page is inappropriate for the English Wikipedia but has not currently been nominated for deletion. See Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations, Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and Wikipedia:Username policy#Company/group names. I don't know French or the policies of the French Wikipedia but at least see fr:Wikipédia:Conflit d'intérêts and fr:Wikipédia:Nom d'utilisateur. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:20, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Template

How do I edit templates? The one I am editing is Mazda automobile timeline, 1980s-present. 161.130.178.7 (talk) 23:32, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

it is here, Template:North American Mazda vehicles. The you can hit edit at the top. GB fan (talk) 23:37, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
If you are viewing an article using the template then many navigation templates have a link in the corner on the letter "e" for editing. And if you click the "Edit" tab on a page then the bottom of the window will have links to the used templates. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:53, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

June 30

Redirection

Hello,

It seems that my redirections don't work. It's not the same version that the main article.

The Sixth Part of the World

The redirections :

-Shestaya chast mira -A Sixth of the World -One-Sixth of the World

+ I have a problem to incorporate the URL of my first note into the title

Thanks very much for your help

Have a pleasant day — Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.221.49.3 (talk) 08:31, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

I'm not seeing any problem with the redirects. Perhaps you could try bypassing your browser's cache? And I've fixed the reference problem. The software doesn't cope if you include a newline in one of those links. -- John of Reading (talk) 08:58, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, actually I don't know what went wrong with the redirections, now it works properly.

Albanian to English Wiki Image

I want to upload the following image from the Albanian wikipedia onto my page, which is part of English wikipedia: http://sq.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeda:Kipred_logo.jpg How can I do this? Arianakipred (talk) 14:09, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

You'll need to upload it again, either here or at Wikimedia Commons. I would suggest uploading it at Commons, so all projects will have access to it. You may want to review this page to see the best way to do that. TNXMan 14:14, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
On a separate topic, please review WP:CORPNAME, as I think your username may break that guideline (I am not sure that it does, but I think it might). --ColinFine (talk) 19:02, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
The image can't be uploaded since it is a logo and thus copyrighted. Uploading it here at enwp is okay, if your article is in mainspace, otherwise the logo will be deleted AGAIN. mabdul 23:18, 8 July 2011 (UTC)