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- 1 Interwiki linking
- 2 Alternative medicine article needs an FAQ
- 3 Add: Can I rely on Wikipedia for advice on medical, legal, financial, safety, and other critical issues?
- 4 Abyss and Apex
- 5 Question 3
- 6 Semi-protected edit request
- 7 Changing Photo
- 8 request to delete mg account
- 9 Deleting my account
- 10 FAQ (disambiguation)
Where do I find interwiki linking requests again - the National Archives of Venezuala being the case in point. (I have added the link to the Spanish article there) Jackiespeel (talk) 18:39, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Alternative medicine article needs an FAQ
Add: Can I rely on Wikipedia for advice on medical, legal, financial, safety, and other critical issues?
Per a discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine/RFC on medical disclaimer, I would like to propose adding this question the main FAQ page: "Can I rely on Wikipedia for advice on medical, legal, financial, safety, and other critical issues?" Here is my suggestion for an answer (the sentences in italics are copied verbatim from Wikipedia:General disclaimer and would not be italicized in the FAQ):
- In a word, no. If you need specific advice (for example, medical, legal, financial or risk management) please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that area. That is not to say that you will not find valuable and accurate information in Wikipedia; much of the time you will. However, Wikipedia cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields. See Wikipedia:General disclaimer for more cautionary information. --agr (talk) 16:50, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
Abyss and Apex
Hello! I've made a page referring to my magazine, Abyss and Apex. We use the ampersand, so I'm afraid I may have fudged a bit in naming the... article? page.
I'm not quite understanding how to do references, though, and I'd like to add our logo. I think I can manage the logo part with some research, but how to do the references has me quite stumped at the moment...
Is everything else up to scratch, though?
- May I refer you to the top of this page, where it states: "Please do not post your requests or questions on this page unless they relate to the FAQ article. You can ask all kinds of questions about using Wikipedia at the Help desk or the Teahouse. At the Reference desk you can ask questions about any topic. Volunteers will respond to your questions as soon as possible.": Noyster (talk), 16:31, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Question 3 is "Why was my article deleted?" I have a few suggestions. First, it should perhaps be "Why was my article deleted or about to be deleted, or my submitted draft rejected?" Second, maybe the answer, in addition to providing a link to the essay to which it links, should also identify some of the more frequent reasons for deletion. The most common question at the Teahouse, and a common question at the Help Desk, is why an article was deleted or rejected, or tagged for deletion, and the most common answers have to do with the article not being encyclopedic, either overly promotional or an advertisement, or an autobiography, or something else out of scope. Robert McClenon (talk) 18:09, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Semi-protected edit request
The current wording
- just click the "Edit" tab at the top of a Wikipedia page (or on a section-edit link)
is awkward; it reads as if there is an Edit tab on each section-edit link. It could be fixed by changing "click" to "click on", or by changing "or on" to "or click on", or both. But I would suggest a more explicit wording giving preference to section edits, such as:
- just click on the "Edit" link near the title of the section you want to change (or to edit the whole page, use the "Edit" tab at the top of the page)
request to delete mg account
Deleting my account
I tried to add a link to Wikipedia's own FAQ at the FAQ dab page, but it was deleted.