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Semi-protected edit request on 28 September 2014[edit]

I want to update the photographs of link kota, Rajasthan. Vjrajh (talk) 12:38, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Please read over Wikipedia:Contributing to Wikipedia#Images, sounds and videos -- Moxy (talk) 12:41, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to comment on VP proposal: Establish WT:MoS as the official site for style Q&A on Wikipedia[edit]

The issue of how to help new editors with style questions has come up at a proposal at the Village Pump that WT:MoS be established as Wikipedia's official page for style Q&A. This would involve actively guiding editors with style questions to WT:MoS and away from other pages. Participation is welcome, especially from users who have experience dealing with new users' style issues. Darkfrog24 (talk) 21:42, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Request an account process needs help[edit]

Hello everyone, I'm John F. Lewis, an administrator on Wikipedia's account creation interface. Recently, our project has had an increased backlog in getting accounts for new users. Our numbers are currently over 400 people waiting for accounts on the English Wikipedia. If you could even spare a moment to do a few requests a day to help us clear this backlog, that would go a long way to encouraging new editors to participate with an account. If this interests you and you're willing to help, and you match the following description, then please do apply! Ideal users are:

We have a very friendly team to help you get started, we also have a private IRC channel where you can ask questions or get help with difficult account requests. If you have any questions for us or about the process, feel free to ask at the talk page. If you can help out, we would greatly appreciate it. For the ACC team, John F. Lewis (talk) 18:03, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

foreign Reference problem.[edit]

This help request has been answered. If you need more help, you can ask another question on your talk page, contact the responding user(s) directly on their user talk page, or consider visiting the Teahouse.

I understand this is a english wikipedia but I am having problem with referencing. Frankly I have found two great scientific research journals but they are both in foreign language. However the information I need to reference is in the "abstract" part from both journals and both wrote their topic, introduction, abstract in english then everything else is in foreign language. Can i use those two journals as references and cite them? Also can i use scientific journals that are written in foreign language in future? The frustrating problem is that lots of great research journals are published around the world yet they are not written english and not being able to cite journals written in foreign languages. Vexatious... Rmskawk (talk) 20:49, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

The English Wikipedia accepts non-English sources, provided they are otherwise reliable. Huon (talk) 21:10, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Rmskawk, using foreign-language sources is perfectly acceptable. If you're using a template such as {{cite journal}}, simply add a language= parameter and it will say what language it's written in. Primefac (talk) 21:11, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 November 2015[edit]

<<long essay removed>>
Cassology (talk) 16:59, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Wikipedia:New contributors' help page. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. -- John of Reading (talk) 17:19, 30 November 2015 (UTC)


I know a person whose life is quite examplary to the new generation. I want to create a page for him on Wikipedia. How should I go ahead? DrTCS (talk) 23:33, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

@DrTCS: If you wish to write an article about a living person, please first read Your first article, and note in particular that to be accepted the article must contain references to "reliable secondary sources independent of the subject" sufficient to show that the person is "notable" in Wikipedia terms. If you have any further questions I recommend raising them at the Teahouse: Noyster (talk), 08:51, 15 October 2016 (UTC)