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Helping out[edit]

Can I check whether I need to be a registered host to help answer queries posted at the teahouse, or can any editor answer them? Cordless Larry (talk) 17:22, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

I've occasionally wandered in there and given my unsolicited advice, haven't gotten arrested yet. :) It's not a problem if your answers are good and accurate. There have been problems though with newbies or other such types who give advice when they don't know what they're talking about. — Jeraphine Gryphon (talk) 18:53, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Jeraphine Gryphon. I'll give it a go. Cordless Larry (talk) 21:25, 22 July 2015 (UTC)


I was blocked in the past for adding goals to Football players wiki pages. Am I allowed to add goals for league matches without fear of some admin blocking me? EdmondCA (talk) 17:23, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

This page is for discussing the Teahouse, please direct questions about Wikipedia to the Teahouse Q&A forum. Thank you. — Jeraphine Gryphon (talk) 17:26, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
and, as it clearly says on your talk page, you weren't blocked for adding goals, you were blocked for sockpuppetry. Maproom (talk) 10:40, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Frequently Asked Questions[edit]

Does the Teahouse have a Frequently Asked Question list? If so, should a link to it be available on the Questions page? If not, should there be one? Maybe half of all of the questions that we get have to do with deleted or rejected articles, most often because they are promotional, but also for other reasons, such as being inadequately sourced. While some of the editors who come to the Teahouse won't bother to read an FAQ, some will, and we might not have to repeat the same answers so often. Robert McClenon (talk) 17:56, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

In particular, there is a general FAQ, Wikipedia:FAQ. The Help Desk has a link to it. The Teahouse also should. (I think that it needs expansion of question 3, why was my article deleted, to add the most frequent reasons for deletion, but we should link to it anyway.) Robert McClenon (talk) 18:00, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

The WP:Teahouse page does have a link to the FAQ and other help pages. RudolfRed (talk) 20:05, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
The FAQ link isn't obvious, as I assume that you're referring to the one linked through {{Help navigation}} at the foot of the page; unfortunately that template defaults to |state=collapsed. In this case it may be worth altering the call to include |state=expanded. - David Biddulph (talk) 18:31, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor update[edit]

As announced at the Village Pump, VisualEditor is gradually being offered to newly registered accounts. This week, it affects only 5% of new accounts, so you probably won't notice anything. A few weeks from now, the percentage will probably (if all goes well) be noticeably higher. So this is your occasional reminder that if you get VisualEditor questions and that you don't know how to answer, you can always leave a note on my talk page. Also, please let me know if you run across any problems. Thanks, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:18, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks For your Feedback — Preceding unsigned comment added by Techzaada (talkcontribs) 08:33, 31 July 2015 (UTC)