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Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 28 August 2021[edit]

Elaine Harmon was/is my mother which I hope makes me a "reliable source". My name is William Alexander Harmon, thus the Wiki login "Alexharmon". A few years ago I updated this page to include the section about my mom being inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. I recently noticed that there is a request for "citation needed". But it appears that I no longer have the permission needed to update the page. Therefore, this request is for the citation to be updated. I am the author of the quote that was placed on my mom's page at the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame website. And, I am the person who nominated her to be considered for inclusion in the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. My mother's quotation comes directly from statements she made during her life. In conclusion I don't know if the citation should reference the Maryland Women's Heritage Museum, since they are the curators of the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame website, or if the citation should reference me, or if there is another way to satisfy this request. Thanks for your help. Alexharmon (talk) 19:04, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

Alexharmon You have placed this on the wrong page, this is the talk page for the use of the Citation Needed tag. You will want to place this request on the article talk page of the relevant article; I will tell you that you yourself cannot be a source. We need a published reliable source that can be verified. 331dot (talk) 19:08, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

Citation Needed[edit]

I found this quote in the article, "each day, each prayer and each significant action by invoking Allah the Merciful and Compassionate, i.e., by reciting Bism-i-llah a-Rahman-i-Rahim. The womb and family ties are characterized by compassion and named after the exalted attribute of Allah "Al-Rahim" (The Compassionate)" from the book, "Considering Compassion: Global Ethics, Human Dignity, and the Compassionate God"on page xvii. I was not able to add this citation because the article is locked.Beherbic (talk) 03:55, 2 October 2021 (UTC)

I believe you've placed this note on the wrong Talk page. Cheers. DonIago (talk) 12:58, 4 October 2021 (UTC)


Is the photo near the top necessary? I don’t think it really adds anything informative. A. Rosenberg (talk) 15:06, 10 November 2021 (UTC)

Add info on bots working on the citation needed tag[edit]

I think adding something about bots that modify citation needed tag can be useful (see User:AnomieBOT/source/tasks/ Kerbless (talk) 12:34, 14 December 2021 (UTC)


OK, so it was a photo of me. But, I was wearing my Christmas present T-shirt with the addition of "citation needed" (because my family recognises that I am an avid Wikipedian.) It was a "stretch" for relevance, but, hey. Is User:Smuckola a party pooper? Visit my User page, and you can still see the image, along with several others recording my efforts to be a community-minded Wikipedian, over the years. Happy 21st birthday, Wikipedia; and, thanks, Jimmy! - Peter Ellis - Talk 23:35, 14 January 2022 (UTC)