Wikipedia talk:Accuracy dispute

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Self-referring link[edit]

At present this article contains a self-referring link (via a redirect): Disputed statement. Can someone who knows more about this than I do deal with it ... ? Afterbrunel (talk) 11:48, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

I just ran into this myself. Just what are we supposed to do with a few disputed statement? This issue seems to be a result of the 2012 redirect the of the disputed statement article. Meters (talk) 20:23, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Punted to the user who made the redirect. Meters (talk) 20:34, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
And he's undone to the correct version. Thanks. Meters (talk) 23:12, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Disputed statement redirect[edit]

Copied from my talkpage, for the record. SilkTork ✔Tea time 11:50, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Your 2012 redirect of Wp:Disputed statement here left this redirect to itself in Wp:Accuracy dispute: "If only a few statements seem inaccurate, see Wikipedia:Disputed statement." Just what are we supposed to do when only 1 or 2 statements are disputed? Meters (talk) 20:33, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
There was some recent vandalism: [1], that removed the section you were looking for. I'll restore it. Thanks for noticing. SilkTork ✔Tea time 23:07, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response. Meters (talk) 23:14, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
And I have blocked for two years the IP account responsible: User talk: It is a school IP, and there has been persistent vandalism from that school for several years. It has been blocked for increasing periods, and whenever the block wears off, the vandalism returns. If it happens again when this block ends, I suspect the next admin with do an indefinite block. Again, thanks for the heads up - we need people to be alert to when something odd has happened. SilkTork ✔Tea time 23:21, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Factual inaccuracy in an article regarding Adam according to Islam[edit]

Adam in Islam

"Returning to the Qur'an, when God asked all the angels to prostrate before Adam, they all obeyed except Iblis. For this, God banished Iblis to earth where he would be a tester of humans.[6]"

Iblis (satan) is not an Angel. He is a being created independent of being an Angel, rather he is from Djinn. According to Islam, Angels have no free will. Humans and Djinn have free will.

The correct position in regards to this verse is;

"Behold! We said to the angels, "Bow down to Adam": They bowed down except Iblis. He was one of the Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord. Will ye then take him and his progeny as protectors rather than Me? And they are enemies to you! Evil would be the exchange for the wrong-doers!" (018.050)


-- somedude. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:09, 4 September 2014 (UTC)


Should we add date to {{Dubious}}?[edit]

The article says "(add the correct month and year to the template)", but my edit to demonstrate how to add the date are reverted, with this piece of text reinstated. So are we supposed to add date or not? --Alan Tam (talk) 06:24, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

We should in articles, but not on this Wikipedia namespace page, where the tag is brought as an example, not to actually tag a dubious statement. Debresser (talk) 09:49, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
I don't care about the Wikipedia namespace page. I am saying, do we expect people to put a date for their dubious tags on articles? If so, why this is not reflected in the example (in place of the "(add the correct month and year to the template)" instructions). I attempted to remove this piece of text and add the date tag to the example here and it got reverted. And the reverted version now bears the original problem that I wanted to correct. --Alan Tam (talk) 22:43, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
On this page the template is mentioned only so that editors should know what the template is called. For instructions on proper use, always see the documentation page. Conclusion, This is not an example, so it should not have the date. Debresser (talk) 08:05, 4 May 2015 (UTC)