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How can I create a bio page?[edit]

I have created a bio page of a MMA promotion from India. I have shared all the media links and genuine data. Nothing is fake but the editors told me that it's marketing and deleted my page but I have checked some other promotion page which are in wiki full of marketing articles but they are still active this is the third time my page got deleted. Why? Boommmaipfl (talk) 07:37, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Boommmaipfl. This page is for discussing the inner workings of the Teahouse. The questions page is Wikipedia:Teahouse. Cordless Larry (talk) 07:43, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
If you tell us what those other pages are, Boommmaipfl, they will be checked and also deleted (or at least edited) if they are too promotional. On such a huge project as Wikipedia, some inappropriate things do manage to evade the rules (for a while), but that's not an excuse for allowing other things that do so. {The poster formerly known as 87.81.230.195} 2.122.61.201 (talk) 01:00, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

User boxes[edit]

How do you add user boxes, the ones that have the achievements in them, to your user page? Lookis (talk) 20:02, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Hey Lookis. First, you find one. A good place to start is Wikipedia:Userboxes/Gallery. Then you add it to your userpage by clicking edit and copy/pasting the markup for it, which should look something similar to this: {{User:Saoshyant/Userboxes/User oops}}. Which gives you this:
Face-angel.svg This user tries to do the right thing. If they make a mistake, please let them know.



Also, for future reference, this area is for discussion about the Teahouse and questions should really be asked at Wikipedia:Teahouse instead of here. TimothyJosephWood 20:07, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

"Ask a question" box too big for screen[edit]

With ACTRIAL coming up, the Teahouse is likely to experience higher traffic from brand-new users.

I wanted to point out a graphic design issue with the Teahouse. The "Ask a question box" runs clear over the left-hand side of my screen (desktop, Monobook, Firefox current, Sagittarius, Colgate). It looks as if this file needs tweaking. If needed I'll send a screenshot to someone's email on request. Thanks: Noyster (talk), 10:41, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

Question on paid editing[edit]

Do editors get paid for editing? Correctinfo5555 (talk) 18:09, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

There are editors who take payment from people/companies for editing. Most editors get paid nothing for editing Wikipedia. ~ GB fan 18:15, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
@Correctinfo5555: Hello and welcome. Just so you are aware, this page is not the Teahouse itself, but is meant for discussing the operation of the Teahouse. WP:TEAHOUSE is the actual Teahouse meant for asking questions. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask them there. 331dot (talk) 18:28, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
@Correctinfo5555: I would add that paid editing is governed by the paid editing policy, which you can read by clicking WP:PAID. 331dot (talk) 18:29, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Madam secretary season 4[edit]

Could Madam Secretary address the Obama care? Blyons9 (talk) 21:16, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

This page is for discussing the operation of the Teahouse, not a general discussion forum. - NsTaGaTr (Talk) 21:44, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

ACTRIAL 2017 live - new article creator landing page points to Teahouse[edit]

Following up on my previous post. The 2017 ACTRIAL is starting today. Non-autoconfirmed editors who try to create a new page in article space will be redirected to this landing page, which contains two links to the Teahouse. I suspect that this will lead to an increase in question traffic. Questions and comments welcome here.

Fortunately(?), HostBot is offline as of today, while I resolve a technical glitch in invitee selection. So... who knows? The overall question volume might not change much in the immediate future. J-Mo 23:37, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

J-Mo, can you at least also link to the help desk also? TJWtalk 00:08, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Not my call to make, but you can raise the issue on the ACTRIAL talkpage. J-Mo 00:19, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia as part of a marriage proposal?[edit]

I want to submit an article purely on my girlfriend but I want it to be part of my marriage proposal. I tried submitting it but it was denied. How do I get it approved? Clovercup00 (talk) 18:11, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

@Clovercup00: Hello and welcome. Please note that this is the talk page for the Teahouse, and not the Teahouse itself. This page is meant to discuss the operation of the Teahouse, and not to answer questions. Please use the main Teahouse page to do that in the future. To answer your question, I regret to tell you that Wikipedia is not for helping you with your marriage proposal. This is an encyclopedia and not free webspace for you to use as you wish. In order to have an article, your girlfriend must be notable per the guidelines listed at WP:BIO. You will have to find another way to do what you want to do that does not involve Wikipedia. 331dot (talk) 18:15, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
In addition to what was said above, I'd like to wish you the best of luck with your proposal, even though you cannot use Wikipedia to do so. MereTechnicality 18:30, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
Seconded - NsTaGaTr (Talk) 18:47, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
Clovercup00, while absolutely echoing everyone above in that you absolutely cannot do that, let me offer you a suggestion. Wikimedia software is freely available for use by anyone. Get a free webpage, install the software and just make your own wiki. Not quite what you wanted, but a possible workaround. John from Idegon (talk) 03:15, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Another option for you, Clovercup00, if you wanted to go with the personal wiki option and didn't want to go to the trouble of installing the software yourself, would be to create your own wiki over at Wikia. It is almost as simple as clicking a button, and they accept wikis on just about every subject imaginable (including you and your hopefully-future wife). Good luck to you! CThomas3 (talk) 08:37, 20 September 2017 (UTC)