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Requesting deletion of name and all contributions/articles/images

Requesting DELETION of my user account and all articles/contributions I have made here. I no longer wish to be a part of Wikipedia it is FAIL . I formally request you remove my name and all contributions i have made to wikipedia

Please read Wikipedia:Username_policy#Deleting_your_account and follow the suggestions there. --BozMo talk 19:05, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:INTRO points to a disambiguation page

Please make it point to Wikipedia:Introduction in "Article Problems" where it says "they can fix problems they find themselves". TiCPU (talk) 18:08, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

possible rewording?

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I think that the sentence reading

"I, or someone I represent, is the subject of an article in Wikipedia and I would like to submit a photo of him or her to use in that article." should be reworded.

When I first read it, I thought it had a grammatical error, and I am not absolutely positive it doesn't even after looking at it again.
May I suggest it be changed to

"I, or someone I represent, am the subject of an article in Wikipedia and I would like to submit a photo of him or her to use in that article."

I am pretty sure that "I", not "someone", is the main subject of the sentence; if it is, the verb should agree with the subject. I included the immediate attention tag because this is a very high-visibility page. Sorry if that wasn't warrented. I'm not that knowledgable about proper procedure for something like this.
J.delanoygabsadds 00:50, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

I have reworded this sentence to fix the grammar. Well spotted! Happymelon 10:42, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Terry Crews birth date

Comment moved to appropriate page at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Entertainment. - Mtmelendez (Talk) 20:49, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Please help me with 'Singapur' in Wikipedia Spain, please, please

Wikipedia Spain have delete last modifies to the link 'Singapur' and my discusion. I have the yesterday screenshots. I need help for this, many people are involve in this matter so dark. When I upload the screenshots? Please, help me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.223.217.252 (talk) 15:59, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Uploading an image...

I’ve seen so many articles about images in tutorials, but I just don’t see the related information about uploading an image from a home user computer. There should be a button like that will appear a dialogue box and then to input the picture, sort of thing. And by the way, I plan to write articles related history based on the reference books I have. I wish to upload an image from the book via my computer, the image is a portrait of a man fought in the war and later died in 1943 during WW2. It’s from the book that was published in 2004, so I’m not sure what I should do like explaining the picture’s information. As an amateur wikipedian, this web site doesn’t seem to be the user-friendly type. Navigations tend to get lost, hence working on editing becomes tedious. mr_xmlv 17:19, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

School Dates

I just wanted to query David Cameron's school dates. Its seems that he passed his O levels in summer 1983 (as normal) and then it appears he passed his A levels one year later (or seems to be implied) as he took a gap 9 months from autumn 1984. Is this correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.162.125.63 (talk) 16:45, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

International Ch

The statement that a dog can be designated an International CH just because it has CH in several countries is not technically correct. Even though some people do so, the FCI has specific requirements on the use of that title. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.41.29.242 (talk) 19:05, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

The original Bessie Brown

I am the stepgranddaughter of Bessie Brown. She passed away in 1965 about April, the Funeral Directors were E.F.Boyd and Sons of Cleveland, Ohio. She had one child Helen Smith McReynolds, a graduate of Ohio State University and who was married to my father Arnold L. McReynolds for about 35 years. My name is Claudia F. McReynolds - Mercer. I did have some of her records but they were not playable. Miss Brown as I called, her had a radio show on wtam or wgar in Cleveland, Ohio. I did have a script, but am not sure where it is,but I do have it in my papers. I also have many pictures of her some for publicity and some in costume.```` —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.33.38.236 (talk) 17:00, 7 April 2008 (UTC)


I want to creat an artical, but I don't where I should go? can you help me

Contact: seniod@126.com SENIOD SOLAR PUMP —Preceding unsigned comment added by Seniodsolarpump (talkcontribs) 07:36, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

T.B.J. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.95.177.15 (talk) 00:06, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Correcting the Football Association of Greenland page

You have stated on the Football Association of Greenland page that they are hosting the 2010 FIFI World Cup, this is incorrect. It should be the the 2010 FIFI Wild Cup, not World Cup. I would have made the change myself, but there is not an edit button for that section of the page. Please make the necessary correction. Thank you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_Association_of_Greenland

Done Bluap (talk) 18:30, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Th link

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Please add "ติดต่อ" to the page. Thank you. --125.24.214.180 (talk) 01:14, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

 Done Happymelon 21:17, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Instructions need to be changed

The instructions say "click on the plus sign", but there is no more plus sign, there is a "new section" button. An admin should change this as soon as possible so new users will not be confused. STORMTRACKER 94 Go Irish! 11:50, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Yep, I just stumbled across this. In the future you can use {{editprotected}} to bring this to the attention of administrators αlεxmullεr 20:13, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

ID

MY ID WHICH IS TRIPLEH_RKO_HBK@YAHOO.CO.IN HAS NOT BEEN ADDED MAS IT TELLS THAT YOU WILL SEND A MESSAGE BUT FROM PAST 2 WEEKS I HAVE NOT RECIEVED IT PLEASE SEND IT FAST PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.71.32.87 (talk) 17:23, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

All caps and style

This is minor, but I disagree with the use of "YES." instead of simply "Yes." in the answer to "Am I supposed to be able to edit your encyclopedia?" I understand that Wikipedia's position on this is emphatic, but putting it in bold is enough. USING ALL CAPS IS THE WRITTEN EQUIVALENT OF YELLING. USE OF ALL CAPS, ITALICS AND BOLD TOGETHER IS REALLY JUST EXCESSIVE and not compatible with good style. Benjamin.s.quigley (talk) 21:35, 27 April 2008 (UTC) To be clear, I'm talking about here in the FAQ. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Contact_us/Top_questions#Am_I_supposed_to_be_able_to_edit_your_site.2C_even_if_I_am_not_logged_on.3F —Preceding unsigned comment added by Benjamin.s.quigley (talkcontribs) 21:38, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

 Done GDonato (talk) 10:08, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

curtis kelly page

Cman7792 (talk) 20:51, 9 May 2008 (UTC) there is no reason for curtis kelly on speedy deletion by "hagon" curtis kelly is significent. he is a member of the uconn huskies mens basketball team. sports fans read these type of articles. so tell hagon to stop VANDALIZING

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help on image in my article Besiyata Dishmaya

hi,

i'm new here and would like to ask for help.

I have uploaded an image to English Wikipedia from the Hebrew Wikipedia. Under the Hebrew Wikipedd the licence is GFDL - GNU Free Documentation License.

someone put a warrning under this image that it is going to be deleted within i think 7 days or so, unless more information is provided.

I don't understand what kind of information is needed since i have provided the link which i have taken it from and it's free to copy or else?

i just tried to guess about it and added the - GFDL - in the image - is that what they wanted? the hebrew message of the image says you must put "wikipedia Hebrew

--Shevashalosh (talk) 17:35, 17 May 2008 (UTC)


99 Attributes

You have listed under 99 Attributes that Ar Rahman is used 114 times in the Quran....this is incorrect...If you are talking about the number of times it is at the beginning of a chapter it is 113...and if you are talking about actual usage it is more....there is a chapter in the Quran named Ar Rahman.....Talk with an actual Muslim before listing Islamic jurisprudence or answers... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.209.141.245 (talk) 16:16, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Belize...non participate or participate in Miss Universe 2008

Ummm why is Belize listed as a non participate in the UNiVerse 2008 competetion. What was the source of that information. According to this source,http://www.pageantsbelize.com/miss_world_pageant.html, the Miss Belize World was disqualified Miss Belize Universe is still a participant or is she?Where did this info come from please come from of non participation by Balize? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrmeadows4u2no (talkcontribs) 22:15, 24 May 2008 (UTC)


I'm a proud white man today. I'ts about time we diversify. We certainly can't do any worse than what that jerk we've had for the last 8 years has done. In fact I can't think of a damn thing productive. Go O'Bama.


Sincerely, Peckerwood —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.130.42.170 (talk) 14:41, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Need deletion from the web!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/如何编辑页面

I was working on doing the translation on the page for Luigi Serafini and his work Codex Seraphinanus the first time and did not realize that I should sign in under the Chinese wikipedia page to start the process. Now the above link exists when I search on Google. I need the link deleted from the web search engine pages! Can someone help me with this problem? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Deertofortune (talkcontribs) 11:26, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Talkk about the facts not the street talk on James Brooks

Will, fisrt of all he is not illiterate and for the (stupid)--- what wrote it,please get the facts first. He is doing real good in his life even though you all don't really know whats going on.It a real life and look in the mirror an ask yourself what's going on in your life as of today. MAY GOD BLESS YOU. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.220.108.142 (talk) 03:52, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

How do i report swearing?

Swearing has been used by a Wikipedia user, should i report it? How do i report it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.192.246.56 (talk) 14:43, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

With regard to the John Madden (American Football) topic, it's stated that he was born in 1936 and graduated from high school in 1957. This would be a relatively old age to be attending high school and he would have been too old to be on his high school football team - at least in some states. Vanya34 (talk) 20:39, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Phellinus ignarius

This article was written for www.tomvolkfungi.com, Nov 2005, narrowly describing one Native Alaskan use for this fungus as a tobacco-enhancer in what is called iqmik. It was written for its curiosity value to advanced afficionados of fungi, not to give general information about the species Phellinus. It is probably under copyright to Tom Volk, prof at Univ of Wisc LaCrosse. I would ask you to remove it, as it can only confuse a general reader. (I was the author.)Pilobolus (talk) 00:25, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

I have removed the information from the article Phellinus igniarius that was possibly copied from [1], and brought the issue to the attention of other people at Wikipedia:Copyright problems/2008 July 13/Articles Bluap (talk) 01:14, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Sins of Society

Sins of Society is a Rock/Metal band located in Syracuse New York. —Preceding unsigned comment added by ESP07 (talkcontribs) 15:38, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure why you are telling us this. Please read the information in the boxes above. - Rjd0060 (talk) 00:23, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

about pump

I am loooking for pump which fix to operate in high pressure. Could you help me to find it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.46.129.17 (talk) 09:01, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

No, we can't. - Rjd0060 (talk) 00:23, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Try the Reference desk. Cbrown1023 talk 16:34, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Christopher Walken Wiki

There seems to be an error in a few dates regarding his wife. In the data on the left, you have her as born in 1969, however, in the bottom of the wiki it says that's when they were married. Obviously, not a big deal, but just wanted to have that clarified.

Ann Jeffries24.251.159.130 (talk) 13:34, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

bear bryant

for the 1963 kentucky season you did not show conference ranking and conference win loss record.


—Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.138.114.235 (talk) 14:02, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia is a "wiki", which means that everyone can edit pages. You don't need to apply or get special permission to join us. At the top of each page is an "edit" label. Try it for example at the sandbox. You don't even need to log in to edit, although creating an account gives you more options and helps you keep track of your contributions. You can create an account at Special:Userlogin/signup Please see the Introduction. You may also find the tutorial useful. Thanks for your interest and I hope you join us. Cbrown1023 talk 16:37, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Categorisation

This page belongs to no category. Shouldn't it belong to Category:Wikipedia administration? --Redaktor (talk) 07:33, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Hmm...Good point. I'm thinking it should probably be in its own category (or subcat at the very least) specifically mentioning contact pages, as there are quite a few of these. - Rjd0060 (talk) 14:47, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

http//:www.stonehavendolphin research.co.uk

Please can you link my web site to this web site http://www.stonehavendolphinresearch.co.uk It is a local charity about dolphins in this area and educational


                                       Thanks Ian Sim78.144.162.249 (talk) 18:55, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Article on Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross did not sew the first U.S. Flag. Please visit www.usflag.org for the true history of our Flag. There have been twenty-seven different versions of the U.S. Flag, with the first definitely NOT being one with thirteen stars in a circle. Washington did know Ross; she sewed for him, but had no hand in the design or making of any government approved/requested flag.

Thank you, Penny S. Bodner (aka Kentucky Sweet Pea) —Preceding unsigned comment added by KentuckySweetPea (talkcontribs) 05:41, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

suggesting that other editors read a certain (.gif image) "Talk:" page ?

Sorry if this is not the right place for this question. I edited Image_talk:Typicalaldol2.gif and now I am wondering, if there is some way (maybe even, a convenient way) that I could convey [send] a polite message to (say) some of the recent editors of the Aldol_reaction article, to suggest that they read the question that is now at Image_talk:Typicalaldol2.gif. This "might" be mostly a question about WP:Wikipedia etiquette, but I also am kinda ignorant about sending e-mail messages on WP, other than, unless it is by means of editing someone's "Talk:(username)" page. Also, I am kinda wondering whether maybe there is (and if not, then if perhaps there "should" be, in the future?) some way to automate the sending of such messages, to multiple persons, e.g., to multiple recent editors of a given article. Thanks in advance, --Mike Schwartz (talk) 23:20, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Grammatical error

In Wikipedia:Contact us/Top questions#I have been told I have vandalized an article, but I have not! What do I do?, second to last sentence of last paragraph, should read "In such cases" or "in such a case", not "In such case". Darkspots (talk) 10:33, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Nice catch. That paragraph was torturous, so I've rewritten it to be more straightforward. - Jredmond (talk) 17:55, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
Much better, thanks. Darkspots (talk) 20:25, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Interwiki

Add the following interwiki. ms:Wikipedia:Hubungi kami. Diagramma Della Verita (talk) 13:54, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

 DoneRjd0060 (talk) 14:06, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Please add the et: interwiki et:Vikipeedia:Kontakteeru meiega. Adeliine (talk) 16:59, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

"private enterprise"

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What exactly should this sentence say: "Though Wikipedia is a free service without advertisement, it is a private enterprise and is privately funded."? Last time I checked, we were a tax-exempt foundation and more specifically a public charity, as opposed to a private, grant-distributing charity which gains its money from investments. Furthermore, we are definiteiy not "private funded" but gain our money from public donations. Please correct! --Mbimmler (talk) 08:33, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Not done: "Private" means we are not associated with any governmental organization. It is funded by donations from private individuals, and not from any government sources. So, in that sense, we are not a public charity.--Aervanath lives in the Orphanage 18:21, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Help with preferences

Since im new with an account, I'd like someone to take time to explain the options with the preferences half of it i dont understand. Thanks!--Ricky2009 (talk) 04:34, 29 November 2008 (UTC)Ricky


Someone please fix this wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Alameda_County,_California —Preceding unsigned comment added by Boback (talkcontribs) 02:21, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Minor Edit Correction

{{editprotected}} When it says "Wikipedia has no central editorial board, no editor-in-chief." the comma in between editorial board and editor-in-chief should probably be changed to a semicolon. Meh, I'm just nitpicking. Face-grin.svg Glacier Wolf 03:26, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

 Done MBisanz talk 03:55, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Unexplained Acronym

{{editprotected}}At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Contact_us/Article_problem, the acronym OTRS is used at least four times without expansion. Even after checking acronymfinder.com, I'm not entirely sure what OTRS means. Please expand OTRS somewhere on that page. 99.250.62.40 (talk) 23:07, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

 Done see no reason not to. I added the link to Wikipedia:OTRS--Jac16888 (talk) 23:15, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Small Grammar Problem

{{editprotected}}At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Contact_us/Article_problem, the sentence "Note that due to their sensitivity, problems that relate to biographies and other articles discussing living people, raised by the person concerned or their representative, may always be raised by OTRS email at the first instance, if desired." should probably be changed to 'Note that due to their sensitivity, problems relating to biographies and other articles discussing living people, raised by the person concerned or his or her representative, may always be raised by OTRS e mail at the first instance, if desired.' Their is plural. 99.250.62.40 (talk) 23:26, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

"...or his or her..." involves unpleasing repetition of "or". See singular they.  Sandstein  20:06, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
Not done:Not done per Sandstein's point about the use of singular they.--Aervanath talks like a mover, but not a shaker 19:04, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

—== Solution Section Incomplete ==

{{editprotected}}At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Contact_us/Article_problem/Poorly_written, the Solution section strongly implies that all errors can be corrected by normal people like myself, but that is obviously not the case, as I have been unable to change any of the last three errors I have reported myself! I think that section should clearly explain what to do if you cannot edit a page directly, with references to the Administrators' noticeboard and discussion pages, at least, preferably explaining what to use when, to encourage users to post in the best place. I have to say, you guys are doing an awesome job. 99.250.62.40 (talk) 23:50, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

That page already offers several suggestions, including "go to the discussion page" (the second one on that list). - Jredmond (talk) 23:48, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Not done. No specific change proposed.  Sandstein  20:04, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

photo

is the current photo on this page appropriate. if so, please explain why... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 158.6.5.9 (talk) 14:54, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia Logo-The person is on Wikipedia, Fountain Pen with red ink-The person is on a contact page, symbolizes writing and communication, Wikimedia Logo-The person is on a Wikimedia Foundation site, page also contains a link to contact the foundation. §hep¡Talk to me! 06:17, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Where is OTRS?

I came to this page from OTRS to check in an e-mail. I am utterly baffled on where to go from here. I highly recommend a link called "File ORTS e-mail" be placed somewhere on this page. I would do this myself, but I came here looking for the answer to that question. Maury Markowitz (talk) 14:18, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

What do you mean "check in an e-mail"? Almost all addresses on these pages are routed into the OTRS system, so if you're looking for a place to forward a particular message then you should check the project page for the spot that best describes your issue. - Jredmond (talk) 23:33, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello guten abend, wir möchten wis.en !.) Beamte verdienen nebenbei und nehmen z.B.Selbständigen hauptberuflichen Einkommen 2.) wieviel bringen diese nebenberuflichen Tätigkeiten Steuern ein? 3.) warum wird Hartz VI diese möglichkeit genommen und vorgesachrieben, sie dürfen nur bestimmtes 4.9 wieviel dieser beamten sind verschuldet und wieviel insolvenzen gibt es hier gegen+ber den jetziegen 5.9 beamte bekommen _soweit bekannt_ doch fast in allen bereichen mind.505 ermäßige, während personen, welche unter anderen umständen hier sind, diese möglichkeit nicht bekommen, z.b. die inanspruchnahme der möglichkeiten sport_fitnes, teilweise während der arbeitszeit, möglichkeit des sponsorings, bzw. besondere förderungsmaßnahmen, z.b. während em und anderer spiele, vergünstigungen der kfz_ und anderer versicherung, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.153.171.119 (talk) 17:02, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Wikilink Jimi and other questions?

{{editprotected}} I have a couple of suggestions to apply if you agree...

  1. The link for asking factual questions points to Wikipedia:Questions which covers questions in general, it would be better to go straight to the Wikipedia:Reference desk with the current wording, maybe possibly add 'for any other questions see Wikipedia:Questions' line?
I think that's an appropriate place to go given the current wording. Not every factual question needs to go directly to the refdesk; some are better handled on article talk pages, and some people are better served by reading about the nature of the wiki before asking their question. - Jredmond (talk) 17:02, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
  1. Minor but how about a wikilink to Jimi Wales, or explain his role, a new user may not know who he is yet! thanksLeeVJ (talk) 23:28, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Done. - Jredmond (talk) 17:02, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
  1. In the lead for Wikipedia:Contact us/Article problem the link for ' they can fix problems they find themselves' goes to a disambig page, should point to Wikipedia:Introduction.
Fixed, thanks! - Jredmond (talk) 17:02, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
  1. Wikipedia:Contact us/Article problem/No article doesn't seem to be protectedLeeVJ (talk) 23:51, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
According to the protection log, that page was semi-protected in July 2008 and has only been edited once since then. We can fully-protect it if necessary, but for now I don't see the need. - Jredmond (talk) 17:02, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Huge red text

I understand why "Wikipedia has no central editorial board; no editor-in-chief." needs to be emphasized, but right now it looks like overkill to me. Maybe a little smaller, or black instead of red? -kotra (talk) 22:43, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

I've reduced the size. - Rjd0060 (talk) 15:35, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Looks good. It still is the first thing my eye is drawn to, but not distractingly so. -kotra (talk) 17:17, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Edit request

{{editprotected|Wikipedia:Contact us}} A full stop is needed after "designated agent" on the Copyright Violations subpage. Thanks. Microchip08 11:15, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

 Done Thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 13:09, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

BLP box

On Wikipedia:Contact us/Article problem - I just made the BLP alert box bright pink instead of green - BLP problems are the most urgent ones that come to this page. See discussion on foundation-l and Help talk:Contents.

The text at the beginning of this page really, really needs to be shortened - David Gerard (talk) 21:34, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Right, I just had a hack at the intro text. It's now a lot shorter (the link section is now above the fold on my screen!) and I don't think I lost any important nuances. If I mashed any nuance you strongly feel is important, please flag here or restore it. If you can think of more words to cut, please do so. Strunk & White is your guru for help pages - David Gerard (talk) 21:42, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Not bad so far. I've re-arranged the page: "report a problem" is now right up top, with press stuff and business development further down. The big red text is now fleshed out a little further, borrowing from the text elsewhere. (It does make the intro longer, but this is a point that needs to be emphasized and re-emphasized and re-re-emphasized.) - Jredmond (talk) 00:10, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Suggested new link

I propose to add a (better) link for "my article has been deleted!!!", explaining to contact the deleting admin and raise a DRV if that isn't successful. OTRS won't handle undeletion requests anyway. Stifle (talk) 09:42, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Now done. Stifle (talk) 15:41, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

GFDL -> cc-by-sa

The page needs to be rewritten to reflect the license switch. -- Taku (talk) 20:42, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Suggestion for improvement

{{editprotected}} A link to Wikipedia:Requests would be useful here. Perhaps under the Other matters section: "For all other requests, see..."

Just a suggestion..

-- œ 20:54, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

 Done, thanks JamieS93 15:58, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Inappropriate

I have removed a section referencing legal or other threats that people might send to us. I don't find the sentence appropriate on the "official" contact page. However true it may be, it just doesn't belong here in my opinion. Lets remember that many many people see this page (in fact, it was ranked 366 in the month of June with 230,914 views). We need to appear professional and inviting to people with any inquiry. - Rjd0060 (talk) 14:43, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

How about "Please do not send us chain letters or subscribe our email addresses to mailing-lists. Our email systems are operated by volunteers with limited time. Please be considerate." David.Monniaux (talk) 16:37, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
I really don't see the need for that. - Rjd0060 (talk) 14:59, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Edit request

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Wikipedia:Contact us/other has a grammatical error.

"The things is, while such use is likely to be." should be changed to "The thing is, while such use is likely to be..." Also, the Our search engine is insufficient, it should do spelling correction etc. section should be updated to reflect that a spelling correction tool has been implemented. Until It Sleeps alternate 00:31, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Got the first one - thanks! For the spelling correction - can you give a link to which tool you're talking about? I know that there are bots out there that are catching these, but something else? Thanks for the feedback! Skier Dude (talk) 02:06, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm talking about the one that is included in Special:Search. I have a screenshot of the search page, with the tool I mentioned hightlighted with a red box: [2]
Got it (was thinking something different :~< Anyway, Would something like this suffice:
The Wikimedia Foundation is regularly updating the internal search engine (MediaWiki search), please know this is on ongoing project.
You may also use search engines such as Google [3] or Bing [4] or Exalead [5] to search Wikipedia.
Thoughts? Skier Dude (talk) 05:36, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Yes, that looks nice. Go ahead and make it so. Until It Sleeps Wake me 05:39, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
I really don't understand the benefit to this. Can somebody explain how this will be useful on a Contact us page? - Rjd0060 (talk) 13:17, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
It's not on the "contact us" main page, this is a subpage - Wikipedia:Contact us/other that deals with frequently asked contact questionsSkier Dude (talk) 19:48, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Contact us/Article problem

You know, maybe it's my recent involvement with the Article Wizard, but Wikipedia:Contact us/Article problem seems a bit on the unfriendly side. A big redesign to make it friendlier would be quite a bit of work, but I think it would be worth the effort. Rd232 talk 16:00, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

For context = the entry point to this article would be clicking on the link from 'contact us' in the line - 'Report a problem with an article e.g. nonsense; errors; copyright issues' Lee∴V (talkcontribs) 22:45, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes a review of this article is required - I see no mention of the first point of call in wikipedia - discussing on the talk page - shocking! Lee∴V (talkcontribs) 22:51, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Oops got sidetracked - have started knocking up a draft in User:Leevanjackson/sandbox2 Lee∴V (talkcontribs) 18:41, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Looks good to me. All of the contact us pages need a bit of cleanup and uniformity. - Rjd0060 (talk) 18:54, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

OTRS request

The following image File:Joe Sanchez.jpg has been placed for deletion. However, permission from the copyright holder was forwarded to OTRS on 11/8/ 09 and again on 11/12/09. Here is what was sent:

bluewall@mpinet.net. "I, Joe Sanchez_____, as the copyright holder of the image attached/in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Joe_Sanchez.jpg, agree to release in under the terms of GFDL. I understand that this allows anyone to use the image for any purpose, including commercial use, as long as the constraints in the license, like attribution, are respected."

I would appreciate if someone would look into the progress of the process of this permit or at least have the deletion of the image delayed until OTRS does what it does, because it would be a pity to have the image deleted. Thank you Tony the Marine (talk) 05:06, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Overriding the editorial community

At Wikipedia:Contact us/Article problem, it says that the Volunteer response team may override the editorial community in certain exceptional cases, I am curious to know in which cases, as it seems to contradict the following policies: Wikipedia:Volunteer response team (section "Dispute resolution"), Wikipedia:Consensus and Wikipedia:Editing policy. To clear up ambiguities, the Wikimedia foundation can override the editorial community, but this is distinct from OTRS. I'll reword this. Cenarium (forever) 00:40, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

I've fixed the wording to reflect current practice. Not sure why that was worded in the way it was. - Rjd0060 (talk) 00:49, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
Good. Cenarium (talk) 02:15, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

helpdesk

I was wondering, shouldn't this page refer to the helpdesk ? There are questions that someone clicking Contact Us might wanna ask that don't fall into the default set of given options, but can easily be answered on the Helpdesk. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 00:15, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

It probably would help. - Rjd0060 (talk) 14:31, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

OTRS request

The following image File:Joe Sanchez.jpg has been placed for deletion. However, permission from the copyright holder was forwarded to OTRS on 11/8/ 09 and again on 11/12/09. Here is what was sent:

bluewall@mpinet.net. "I, Joe Sanchez_____, as the copyright holder of the image attached/in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Joe_Sanchez.jpg, agree to release in under the terms of GFDL. I understand that this allows anyone to use the image for any purpose, including commercial use, as long as the constraints in the license, like attribution, are respected."

I would appreciate if someone would look into the progress of the process of this permit or at least have the deletion of the image delayed until OTRS does what it does, because it would be a pity to have the image deleted. Thank you Tony the Marine (talk) 05:06, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Overriding the editorial community

At Wikipedia:Contact us/Article problem, it says that the Volunteer response team may override the editorial community in certain exceptional cases, I am curious to know in which cases, as it seems to contradict the following policies: Wikipedia:Volunteer response team (section "Dispute resolution"), Wikipedia:Consensus and Wikipedia:Editing policy. To clear up ambiguities, the Wikimedia foundation can override the editorial community, but this is distinct from OTRS. I'll reword this. Cenarium (forever) 00:40, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

I've fixed the wording to reflect current practice. Not sure why that was worded in the way it was. - Rjd0060 (talk) 00:49, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
Good. Cenarium (talk) 02:15, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Helpdesk

Lets look what the Italian government did when google showed a video that bullies a down syndrome Italian. They accused google. Later, the internet also showed hate marks to the premier and they decided to black out internet sites. Read this ..... "The government briefly studied plans to black out Internet hate sites after fan pages emerged praising an attack on the premier, but the idea was dropped after executives from Facebook, Google and Microsoft agreed to a shared code of conduct rather than legislation"

In the Wikipedia there are a lot of hate sites.These hate sites hate people and they are still accessible to the general public but could no longer be edited as preserved records. But the insults are still there and they are damaging. I think Facebook, Google and Microsoft will have to block these sites or else anyone can also sue the Wikipedia as well as them...just like what the governments are now doing..This will give anyone the freedom to accuse Wikipedia... Wikipedia owes a lot of future monies to those that Wikipedia insulted- I mean his irresponsible staffers. But we also have to thank Wikipedia for preserving these records so who ever started the insults will be gravely punished for conducting a major criminal offense.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by 119.95.62.130 (talk) 15:17, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

I was wondering, shouldn't this page refer to the helpdesk ? There are questions that someone clicking Contact Us might wanna ask that don't fall into the default set of given options, but can easily be answered on the Helpdesk. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 00:15, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

It probably would help. - Rjd0060 (talk) 14:31, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Wording issue

On Wikipedia:Contact us/Article problem/Poorly written, the first bullet under "Don't feel competent? No Time?" (beginning "Usually, a simple Internet search will provide you with information written by experts on almost any topic") sounds like an invitation for someone to copy and paste a well-written article from the internet into the Wikipedia article. I would fix it myself, but I'm not sure what the statement's original intent is; if it means to say that the concerned person should use the citations to fix the article him/herself, it shouldn't be under "Don't feel competent?" at all. Liquidlucktalk 09:38, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Since there hasn't been any discussion and I still have no idea what it is supposed to mean, I'll boldly delete the point. Liquidlucktalk 01:03, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Also, is there a reason Wikipedia:Contact us/Article problem/No article doesn't link to Wikipedia:Articles for creation? Liquidlucktalk 09:50, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Suggestion

I think there should be a link to report problems with images that links to Wikipedia:Contact us/Image problem. I'm surprised that one has not already been developed? - Stillwaterising (talk) 15:08, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

yes i would agree. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.43.212.234 (talk) 22:06, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from 84.255.167.248, 6 July 2010

THIS CHANNEL NEWS READER IS VERY POOR. NOT CLEAR AND VOLUME OF HIS VOICE TOO SLOW. IMPROVE THE VOICE SO THAT CLEAR AND CLEAN VOICE TO UNDERSTAND NEWS IN BETTER TONE. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.255.167.248 (talk) 07:50, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from 184.77.129.128, 11 July 2010

{{editprotected}} what so good all im back i almost moved along and forgot but good thing i done some cleaning up and found my old work stuff so now i can share more about some new stuff i have in mind for us i been kind of busy myself trying to get other stuff done far as personal things but i got a new ideal about some new software we can help each other on through fullsail and other ind ustries iwas thinking since i just bought a computer that i like to stay busy on well since i like spending alot of time in the shower i was thinking bout finding a way we can create some type off water proof laptop device that we can use under water without the software getting damaged i never heard of any of this from no where else so i know it can be helpfull to people and there everyday lives no matter what they do from people at home to people that like to swim, under water divers to fishermen or how about making a computer that people can put a cd or dvd into for entertainment private or pesonal and i still have good ideas on games and designing so get back to me on some of this information and we,ll talk more letter Rubensequinot (talk) 19:55, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Help Croatian grammar

Croatian gramma not serbo-croatian ! Croatian gramar is different !

Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.43.212.234 (talk) 10:49, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

The place to discuss this is Talk:Croatian grammar. If you don't find consensus there, see Wikipedia:Dispute resolution. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:30, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from DaraMae, 21 August 2010

Nick Jonas wasn't homeschool his whole life. He attended Eastern Christian Elementary School, located in Midland Park, NJ until his 3rd grade year. I know this because I went to school with him until then. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.197.112.108 (talk) 03:53, 22 August 2010 (UTC)



Edit request from Davidpar, 21 August 2010

{{editprotected}} Missing interwikis:

[[ca:Viquipèdia:Contacte]]
[[es:Wikipedia:Contacto]]
[[jv:Wikipedia:Contact us]]
[[nds:Wikipedia:Kuntakt]]
[[pl:Wikipedia:Kontakt]]
[[sk:Wikipédia:Kontakt]]

Davidpar (talk) 21:38, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Done, thanks! PeterSymonds (talk) 23:02, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

School Vouchers

I can see a problem with switching to school vouchers that was not discussed. As with almost any business that is profit driven, once the original concept catches on and it becomes more the norm than the exception and competition from public schools becomes near non-existent, I can feasibly see a system that increases profits by reducing costs and services. I think we can project reasonably well that private school costs will sky-rocket once they have beaten down the competition. We could accomplish the same end result by giving the voucher money to the board of education and telling them to keep the change left over from what it costs them to educate a student. In all probability it will evolve to a system where some or even most classes are taught by interactive Internet Streaming video. A student would not even be required to come to school and would instead be home schooled in this manner. The appeal for this approach would be reduction in travel time for the students, reducing the size of the school bus fleet, and savings in fuel, maintenance, and drivers. There would be less possibility for children to become involved in school bus accidents, no need to stand at a school bus stop in the freezing early morning hours before the sun even comes up, and less possibility for predators to target students. This approach would prevent unruly students from interrupting classes allowing other students to maximize their educations. There would be an additional advantage of not requiring metal detectors and armed guards that some of our public schools now require and a higher certainty that such a school will be immune from assault by terrorists or school shooters. But in contrast to this, any time a child is not required to be in front of a video monitor, they are usually at home and unsupervised. We would most likely see many more children running the streets during this period of time without parental knowledge or approval. There is strong reason to believe that these children would be much more vulnerable to predators both in their homes and out on the streets. Where there are other siblings also being taught in this manner there will often be competition for the best computer in the house or the best accommodations as far as desk and chair. There is no guarantee that a television or iPod would not be competing for the students interests and time. There would be a need to isolate siblings that often requires more room than many homes have available. Internet service would be required as well as multiple working computers so each child in a home has their own computer. Initial setup and operation of these computers will often be beyond the student's ability to contend with. Any router or computer reset would mean lost instruction during this time unless the instruction was recorded but then this takes away from the interactive concept of this type of teaching.

Should we be so inclined to support such suggestions from private sector schools then we could just as easily continue to operate on a non-voucher system using the same approaches. Ralph1000 (talk) 00:17, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Misrepresentation

False redirection page Croatian grammar !!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.168.115.190 (talk) 10:35, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

make interwikis subpage

{{edit protected}}

could someone please create Wikipedia:Contact us/interwiki, place interwikis there, and put {{/interwiki}} at the bottom of the page? thanks. Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 20:43, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

 Done —  Tivedshambo  (t/c) 11:49, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
I've removed it again since it kinda defeats the protection to open up the bottom of the page for any edits. Transcluded interwikis work well on templates, where the transclusion can be placed in a noinclude block, but on all semi-official reader-facing pages that require full protection I'd rather we stick to good old editprotected requests for adding interwiki links. Amalthea 17:36, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from 96.254.27.45, 18 September 2010

{{edit protected}} As pointed out, the Bernoulli Equation article is correct for "steady flow". However, there are many cases such as fans, wings, pumps, etc. which are unsteady when viewed by a fixed observer. The concept of the attached and shed vortex is useful in showing how these devices depart from Bernoulli. As a reference, search "earl Quandt, vortex" for the 1992 NSRDC Report "The Application of Unsteady Potential Flow Vortex Loop/Dipole Theory to the Work and Acoustics of Low Speed Turbomachinery".


96.254.27.45 (talk) 15:28, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Not done: Wrong page, perhaps? Dabomb87 (talk) 16:29, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Protection template

{{editprotected}} Add {{pp-protected|small=yes}}. --Bsherr (talk) 16:35, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Done. Amalthea 17:07, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Talk pages redirect

I propose to redirect the talk pages of the subpages of this page to here. Thoughts? --Bsherr (talk) 16:47, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Sure, go ahead. Amalthea 17:37, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Add information on Template:Request edit to /Factual error (from enterprise)

Do we want to have information on the {{Request edit}} template on the page about reporting factual errors by those from enterprise (WP:Contact us/Article problem/Factual error (from enterprise))? The template is designed for those with a conflict-of-interest to request edits to articles. -- Bk314159 (Talk to me and find out what I've done) 19:24, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

I think that's a great idea. You'll want to explain it carefully, since readers there are likely to be beginners. --Bsherr (talk) 21:11, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Cassflow, 9 October 2010

{{edit protected}} Patrice Fisher is not from Del Rio Texas.

Cassflow (talk) 01:27, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

As this is not mentioned on this page, I'd suggest you go to the article Patrice Fisher and if you can verify this fact, simply edit that page (& remember to provide the source of your fact). Skier Dude (talk 04:47, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Wiki spam overload

I am receiving overload in my spam box wiki. I see there is no editorial board but this is frustrating and it seems someone should had authority to address this. This has been going of for weeks and it's maddening. If there on on body to monitor this, then what should one do? Exasperated. Leeflea. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.81.67.229 (talk) 05:19, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

I don't understand your problem. What's a spam box wiki? Amalthea 18:15, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

I visited...

I have visited your help page and it did not answer my question. please visit my talk page and help me. thanks, StartrekismylifeJadzia (talk) 01:41, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Question: How can I become a Wiki Administrator?

I've replied on your talk page. --Bsherr (talk) 02:31, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikileaks

I do seriously hope Wikipedia will take action against Wikileaks for stealing their name. They bring it into disrepute. Malcolm —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.1.105.16 (talk) 20:29, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia does not own and did not invent the word "wiki" or the concept of a Wiki – see WikiWikiWeb. Amalthea 20:44, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

OTRS

The OTRS pages says to come here to contact the ORTRS team, but I see no link. Rich Farmbrough, 14:38, 24 October 2010 (UTC).

Are you referring to: "If you have been advised to "contact OTRS" and were sent here, please read Wikipedia:Contact us for further advice, including suggestions for which e-mail address to write to for particular problems as well as other possible ways to resolve the issue."? If so, I think the idea is that users come here and choose the appropriate topical link, which may contain specific advice and a particular VRT email address to use. --Bsherr (talk) 15:42, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

I have no idea if I reporting my problem at the right site....but this is concerning the early morning phone calls about Sandra Day O'Conner. This moring at 12:45 AM the first one came telling me about O'Conner, then if that wasn't enough the second call came at 1:45 AM I guess in case I fell asleep again, same message. Now, I am 80 years old, and phone calls at time of morning can never be good, as far as I am concerned, maybe it was a mistake on the recorder, i don't know, but whatever it was I certainly hope it does not happen again. thank you. Betty Arnold, 10/25/10 Carson City, NV. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.40.179.224 (talk) 19:35, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

It's not the right place. But I'll notify our retired supreme court justice call center. Thanks. --Bsherr (talk) 19:40, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

WIKI published erroneous information about Paranaque. It seems WIKI is a political website.

Wiki should double check any article it publishin its web site. I strongly believe that there ar some unscrupulous person who wish to downgrade the reputation of WIKI. I would suggest that they double check any article befoe they publish it in their web. I am reffering to the article of Paranaque. Though it is 2010 they have published that the mayor for 2013 is Roilo Golez. Are they campaigning for Golez. Is the Website te officia website of Golez. I wander????? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 112.206.54.73 (talk) 01:18, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

It was an instance of disruptive editing. I've reverted it. A principle of Wikipedia is that anyone can edit it, so we don't have a procedure to check edits. However, as the instructions on this page direct, This is not the page to ask questions, to report errors, or to contact Wikipedia. Please be mindful of this regarding future inquiries. --Bsherr (talk) 16:14, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm thinking maybe we should just semi-protect the page. Obviously the notices aren't working.. -- œ 12:49, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm reluctant to do that should an anonymous user actually have a question about the contact us pages. Though a user talk template explaining that this isn't the place to post irrelevant comments might help. --Bsherr (talk) 14:34, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
If they can't see the big huge group notice when they click 'edit page' I don't think no amount of templating will help. -- œ 18:57, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
Well, it sets up a record if the user's editing is disruptive in other ways. --Bsherr (talk) 19:24, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

The bureaucratic maze

If the OTRS email addresses weren't hidden behind a bureaucratic maze of pages that lead in circles, you'd have less people posting things here. This whole mess is incredibly bitey and hostile. Gigs (talk) 20:42, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Yes, but if the maze didn't exist, many more people would e-mail about issues that could be resolved by providing self-help information in the maze, or which the volunteer response team cannot help. The volume of e-mail might increase too. Most of the posts to this page are blatant advertising, blatant nonsense, non-English, or complaining about article content (which the volunteer response team cannot resolve anyway). The remainder are comments that belong on another talk page. Barely any are requests that should have been e-mailed. Of course, if you have any suggestions for improving these pages, they'd be welcome. --Bsherr (talk) 20:52, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
My main suggestion is that WP:OTRS should lead to a page that has a list of the queues with email addresses. I wouldn't dare put something like "Please contact WP:OTRS to confirm whatever" on a new user's page considering the current state of affairs. If I knew that page was an actual helpful page instead of some kind of smoke screen designed to confuse new users into failing to find the email addresses, then I could do that kind of thing. Gigs (talk) 21:14, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure that would be more helpful. I think the menu is relatively easy to navigate, but if it isn't, maybe we can improve that? --Bsherr (talk) 22:15, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
It's difficult when it's all full protected. The normal editing process of finding consensus can't work. From a usability standpoint, I think we need to work to eliminate potential loops that lead people around in circles. If we want to make it wizard style then we need to stick to that, and provide people a clear branching path to where they want to go. Right now it's way too easy to be lead down rabbit holes to nowhere, or worse, back to where you started. Would you consider dropping the pages to semi-protection for a while so that normal editors might take a crack at improving them? Gigs (talk) 00:57, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm not an admin, so I can't, but I'm not sure it's necessary; could you sandbox proposed changes? --Bsherr (talk) 02:36, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
It's not ideal. Forming consensus about a radical sandboxed change is often much harder than forming consensus the normal way through incremental editing. Any admin willing to drop these pages to semi protection temporarily? Gigs (talk) 03:04, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
How about incremental sandboxed change? We can go in steps. There aren't many eyes on this talk page, so I don't think there will be as many cooks in the kitchen as you might expect. --Bsherr (talk) 03:17, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
That's what I would be afraid of, not enough eyes. We spend a lot of time coming up with something nice and new, and then when it comes time to roll it out, people have lots of little reasons to oppose it. Gigs (talk) 03:26, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
What I mean is edit-request it in steps. That way, there's no big moment. --Bsherr (talk) 03:44, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

iwant 2 contribute towards progress of the organization

hi, jimmy wales.iam a3 rastafarians who are interesting with ya program.....we are also an organisation which has been set to cater for unprevileged people in my community ....Our organisation has therefore decided to join ya programm to help promote its efficiency........Hope to hear from u soon..... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.218.238.114 (talk) 01:18, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Jimmy doesn't read this page. Try User talk:Jimbo Wales. Gigs (talk) 01:20, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikileaks

Should we mention on the contact us page that Wikipedia is not affiliated with Wikileaks ? Some people seem to think that is the case and are vehement at expressing their disapproval, there are complaints on noticeboards, at OTRS... Cenarium (talk) 15:42, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

I added this but to have much effect it probably needs to be more prominent. Better than nothing though. Rd232 talk 16:02, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
This would be better added as a top question. We try not to amend the important information section to correspond to the issue of the day. --Bsherr (talk) 16:41, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
It's come up before and will again. I don't think making it even less prominent, and rephrasing as an awkward question, is really the way to go. Rd232 talk 17:17, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
It seems to fit in with the kind of questions at WP:FAQ, no? --Bsherr (talk) 19:39, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Possibly, but most of those are focussed on editing/using Wikipedia, and I'm not sure whether it qualifies as a frequently asked question in that context. Whereas, for people trying to contact WP, it may be more likely that it's because of the WikiLeaks misapprehension. Rd232 talk 21:50, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Also Template:Editnotices/Page/Talk:WikiLeaks as one entry route for people thinking this. Rd232 talk 16:07, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

David Berger (theologian)

For the second time User:Lectonar speeddeleted a good article with references over German catholic theologian and professor David Berger. Berger wrote as author several books and in his last book "Heiliger Schein" he wrote, that 20 to 40 percentage of catholic clergy is gay. So can someone stop here User:Lectonator and his vandalizm of this article ? Marco Frank (talk) 15:41, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

This is not the page to ask questions, to report errors, or to contact Wikipedia. This page is for discussion of the Contact us page itself. Instead, contact the deleting administrator on the administrator's talk page. If there's no resolution from that, you can go to Wikipedia:Deletion review. --Bsherr (talk) 16:28, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Mobile pages

I recently found a defaced wiki page when using my iPhone. I went to a computer to fix it but found it was not defaced there. The mobile version at en.m.wikipedia.org was clearly different from the standard version at en.wikipedia.org. However, the contacts page has no mention of mobile pages or how they get created or what kind of time delay there is between the two. It would be helpful to outline that process so we know how to fix mobile pages and/or what to expect in terms of time-to-correction. {{edit protected}}

The page in question was http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki?search=United+States+presidential+election%2C+1896 on 2010 Dec 18 13:45 EST. It has now been a couple of hours without changing.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ergotius (talkcontribs) 18:47, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

I've turned off the edit request because it's not specific enough to implement a change to this page. Regarding the technical question about how mobile pages are updated, you'd be more likely to get a response by asking at the WP:Help desk. --Bsherr (talk) 22:17, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Cultural partnerships

I was wondering whether it would be possible to add a section in here for "cultural organisations" a.k.a. GLAMs to contact us if they want to undertake some form of partnerships. We have recently set up glam@wikimedia.org as a OTRS queue for this purpose. Of course, if an archive or museum or whatever knows their local chapter or local wikipedia community then that's fine, but if they want to contact us and don't know anyone already it would be good to have it listed here IMHO. Otherwise, the only thing we are offering to cultural organisations is for them to complain about copyright violations. I would suggest to place it in the section with business proposals. What do you think? Witty Lama 09:51, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm just 'bumping' this thread as I'd really like an answer :-) Witty Lama 07:54, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
What text would you propose to add? --Bsherr (talk) 22:10, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm open for suggestions but my idea would be to have the section that currently says:

"For business development or partnerships:

and amend it to say: "For business development or partnerships:

What do you think? I've deliberately not linked directly to the glam@wikimedia.org email address as this seems to be the custom of the other referrals to link to a wikipage rather than an email address. Witty Lama 02:49, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

That looks good to me. Just add commas to each of the bulleted lines. --Bsherr (talk) 16:12, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your support :-) However, as I am not an admin, and this is a protected article, I cannot make this change myself. Witty Lama 07:50, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

{{edit protected}} Witty: I've changed the text to match the form of the rest of the page. Administrator: Replace the contents of the "For business development or partnerships" section with:

* Discuss a [http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Contact cultural partnership] between Wikimedia and your cultural organisation (also known as a "GLAM")
* To propose business, contact the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Contact_us Wikimedia Foundation]

Also, please remove the periods from the end of each bullet in the "For Wikipedia editors", "For website administrators", and "Other matters" sections. Bulleted sentence fragments should not have terminal punctuation. It is correct in the "For readers" and "For the press" sections. --Bsherr (talk) 19:34, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

 Done  Ronhjones  (Talk) 20:38, 22 December 2010 (UTC)


Dear Sir/Madam, I remember as a teenager going to Benjamin Franklin Jr. High School in Norwalk, Ct. during the years of 1953 - 1955.

Benjamin Franklin school was located on Flax Hill Ave. It is now the Chrystal Theater. We often took a shortcut through what was then an open field (we called it Fighting Hill) many of the disagreements we had with our peers were settled there. Now it is built up with many houses and lots. If we looked south from (Fighting Hill) we could see the Norwalk Harbor. On one side of that hilly field was a big boulder with a cannonball half imbedded into the boulder. An inscription on that boulder saying that it was a state of Conn. Historical Site and that the cannonball was shot there by a British warship during the Revolutionary war. I think it even mentioned the name of the ship. I believe that the reason it was half imbedded into the rock was that it was heated red hot and then shot at the houses and must have missed and imbedded itself in the rock. Recently, I've walked by the property and haven't seen either the rock with the inscription or the cannonball. I'm wondering if anyone has any record of that rock or cannonball. I would appreciate it if someone would let me know if there is any information on that. My e-mail address is: RLBlechner4@sbcglobal.net I tried to show it to some of my old shipmates from when I was in the Navy back in the 1960s who came to visit me recently. We couldn't find it. Sincerely yours, Ralph Blechner —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.17.106.164 (talk) 07:48, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Dear Mr. Blechner,
May I suggest that you take your question to the Wikipedia Reference Desk. Thank you, Witty Lama 07:46, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Mono, 22 December 2010

{{edit protected}} Please replace File:Contactus-wmcolors.png with File:Contactus-wmcolors.svg. Mono (talk) 19:42, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Although I'm all for vector graphics, the default size of the new image will appear unproportionally large on the page. --Bsherr (talk) 20:06, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
It will look the same if you add |135px to the tag. Mono (talk) 23:08, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Are you sure you can add a size parameter when a frame is employed? I've never been able to get that to work. --Bsherr (talk) 03:10, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Why? It will achieve nothing useful, and as it's 400x the file size, will make the page load slower. This svg seems to be a very poor conversion of the image. There are >1600 paths in it (view in in wordpad), each shape should just be one path - describe the shape and fill - it looks like each shape is made up of hundreds of small shapes.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:03, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Cultural partnerships

I was wondering whether it would be possible to add a section in here for "cultural organisations" a.k.a. GLAMs to contact us if they want to undertake some form of partnerships. We have recently set up glam@wikimedia.org as a OTRS queue for this purpose. Of course, if an archive or museum or whatever knows their local chapter or local wikipedia community then that's fine, but if they want to contact us and don't know anyone already it would be good to have it listed here IMHO. Otherwise, the only thing we are offering to cultural organisations is for them to complain about copyright violations. I would suggest to place it in the section with business proposals. What do you think? Witty Lama 09:51, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm just 'bumping' this thread as I'd really like an answer :-) Witty Lama 07:54, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
What text would you propose to add? --Bsherr (talk) 22:10, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm open for suggestions but my idea would be to have the section that currently says:

"For business development or partnerships:

and amend it to say: "For business development or partnerships:

What do you think? I've deliberately not linked directly to the glam@wikimedia.org email address as this seems to be the custom of the other referrals to link to a wikipage rather than an email address. Witty Lama 02:49, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

That looks good to me. Just add commas to each of the bulleted lines. --Bsherr (talk) 16:12, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your support :-) However, as I am not an admin, and this is a protected article, I cannot make this change myself. Witty Lama 07:50, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

{{edit protected}} Witty: I've changed the text to match the form of the rest of the page. Administrator: Replace the contents of the "For business development or partnerships" section with:

* Discuss a [http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Contact cultural partnership] between Wikimedia and your cultural organisation (also known as a "GLAM")
* To propose business, contact the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Contact_us Wikimedia Foundation]

Also, please remove the periods from the end of each bullet in the "For Wikipedia editors", "For website administrators", and "Other matters" sections. Bulleted sentence fragments should not have terminal punctuation. It is correct in the "For readers" and "For the press" sections. --Bsherr (talk) 19:34, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

 Done  Ronhjones  (Talk) 20:38, 22 December 2010 (UTC)


Dear Sir/Madam, I remember as a teenager going to Benjamin Franklin Jr. High School in Norwalk, Ct. during the years of 1953 - 1955.

Benjamin Franklin school was located on Flax Hill Ave. It is now the Chrystal Theater. We often took a shortcut through what was then an open field (we called it Fighting Hill) many of the disagreements we had with our peers were settled there. Now it is built up with many houses and lots. If we looked south from (Fighting Hill) we could see the Norwalk Harbor. On one side of that hilly field was a big boulder with a cannonball half imbedded into the boulder. An inscription on that boulder saying that it was a state of Conn. Historical Site and that the cannonball was shot there by a British warship during the Revolutionary war. I think it even mentioned the name of the ship. I believe that the reason it was half imbedded into the rock was that it was heated red hot and then shot at the houses and must have missed and imbedded itself in the rock. Recently, I've walked by the property and haven't seen either the rock with the inscription or the cannonball. I'm wondering if anyone has any record of that rock or cannonball. I would appreciate it if someone would let me know if there is any information on that. My e-mail address is: RLBlechner4@sbcglobal.net I tried to show it to some of my old shipmates from when I was in the Navy back in the 1960s who came to visit me recently. We couldn't find it. Sincerely yours, Ralph Blechner —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.17.106.164 (talk) 07:48, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Dear Mr. Blechner,
May I suggest that you take your question to the Wikipedia Reference Desk. Thank you, Witty Lama 07:46, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Mono, 22 December 2010

{{edit protected}} Please replace File:Contactus-wmcolors.png with File:Contactus-wmcolors.svg. Mono (talk) 19:42, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Although I'm all for vector graphics, the default size of the new image will appear unproportionally large on the page. --Bsherr (talk) 20:06, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
It will look the same if you add |135px to the tag. Mono (talk) 23:08, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Are you sure you can add a size parameter when a frame is employed? I've never been able to get that to work. --Bsherr (talk) 03:10, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Why? It will achieve nothing useful, and as it's 400x the file size, will make the page load slower. This svg seems to be a very poor conversion of the image. There are >1600 paths in it (view in in wordpad), each shape should just be one path - describe the shape and fill - it looks like each shape is made up of hundreds of small shapes.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:03, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Mono, 22 December 2010

{{edit protected}} Please replace File:Contactus-wmcolors.png with File:Contactus-wmcolors.svg. Mono (talk) 19:42, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Although I'm all for vector graphics, the default size of the new image will appear unproportionally large on the page. --Bsherr (talk) 20:06, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
It will look the same if you add |135px to the tag. Mono (talk) 23:08, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Are you sure you can add a size parameter when a frame is employed? I've never been able to get that to work. --Bsherr (talk) 03:10, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Why? It will achieve nothing useful, and as it's 400x the file size, will make the page load slower. This svg seems to be a very poor conversion of the image. There are >1600 paths in it (view in in wordpad), each shape should just be one path - describe the shape and fill - it looks like each shape is made up of hundreds of small shapes.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:03, 23 December 2010 (UTC)