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Yo. I've a request.

Somebody teach people to use

Foo[1] bar[2] baz[3].

  1. ^ Foo foo foo.
  2. ^ Bar bar bar.
  3. ^ Baz baz baz.

in place of inline, unnamed references, which clutter the article prose when they include web citations. It makes source editing really hard. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:20, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 September 2014[edit]

Sercank35 (talk) 12:56, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. -- John of Reading (talk) 13:17, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 October 2014[edit]

<my name is adil>

Shaikhadilmunaf (talk) 13:37, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Stickee (talk) 13:44, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 January 2015[edit]

KENNETHR23 (talk) 22:39, 21 January 2015 (UTC) Can I edit???

Not this page no. New editors are prevented from editing this page because of problems in the past. You can edit this talk page but it is meant to be about the tutorial, not for general questions. If you want to try editing use your sandbox: the link is at the top of this and every page. If you want to edit an article just go ahead and do it. It would not be "the encyclopaedia that anyone could edit" otherwise.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 22:44, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Other Wikipedia tutorials[edit]

Should this page link to Wikipedia:Training or Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Adventure? The pages cover similar matureial in different depths/formats but are relatively hard to find from each other. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 01:09, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 April 2015[edit]

HELLO, i would like to edit trisha paytas wiki on some rumors that are not true . im a huge fan of hers and i would just like to help her out .21:20, 7 April 2015 (UTC)Rosalie boyd (talk)Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page).

Rosalie boyd (talk) 21:20, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Go to Talk:Trisha_Paytas, and leave a message there explaining what needs to be changed, what it needs to be changed to, and why. For example "please change the line saying 'blah blah blah blah' to 'blahdy blah blahdy blah' because this cited source points out 'blah blahdy'". Ian.thomson (talk) 21:25, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Wrong page. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 21:30, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 April 2015[edit]

BOBY MISHRA — Preceding unsigned comment added by BOBYMISHRA74 (talkcontribs) 03:41, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 April 2015[edit]

Here is a source to confirm that UNC is the only team to beat the preseason top four teams since the AP began releasing the poll in 1961-1962.This is under the Roy Williams 2003- Present section.[1] f Bgent16 (talk) 02:46, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Wikipedia:Tutorial. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. --ElHef (Meep?) 03:01, 13 April 2015 (UTC)


Edit Request on 17 May 2015[edit]

I would just like to point out that there is a typo in the tutorial. It is in the introduction of the how to edit tab. The word information is misspelled. — JustinePH (talk) 13:32, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks for reporting it.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 14:19, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Merging duplicated paragraphs on this page[edit]

I noticed that one paragraph on this page has been copied and pasted into 3 separate help pages on Wikipedia. Can each of these paragraphs be merged into one page? Jarble (talk) 06:52, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 July 2015[edit]

Hello, the alexei berrionuevo page entry on wikipedia used to include information about accusations of plagiarism, including citations and links to sources such as Slate and The New York Times. Now, all of this negative information is gone. Can someone please put it back? I don't think it is fair that this person can clean up his wikipedia entry so it only mentions positive information, while other writers cannot do this.

Here is the page:

Thank you. (talk) 13:27, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done as you are in the wrong place, since this page is only to discuss improvements to Wikipedia:Tutorial.
The reference to plagiarism was removed from the Alexei Barrionuevo article on 8 December 2013, and the article has only been edited twice since then.
The page is not protected, so you can re-add this information yourself, but it must be written from a neutral point of view and cite reliable sources to back up your editsm without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 14:09, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

I believe there is a missing word or two in one of the tutorial sentences. "An encyclopedia is, by its nature, a tertiary source that provides a survey of information already "available on?" the subject of "the?" publication in the wider world." or perhaps just reword that.

How to turn an unnamed reference into a named reference?[edit]

I was working on Pulaski (tool). I wanted to re-use a reference that was already in the ref list, but the ref didn't have a name. I looked for a way to fix this. Couldn't find anything in the tutorials area. Solved my problem (I think) by using another ref that was already named (Egan), and following its syntax, so now Davis is a named reference. But this was rather tough, so I hereby request an improvement to a tutorial. Oaklandguy (talk) 19:12, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

"Only registered users are allowed to become administrators" - keep or delete?[edit]

Being an admin shouldn't be considered a trophy - so in my view I think including this line just serves to bring a few more power-hungry people to the wiki. I mean, you're not really going to go from IP editor to admin very quickly, so it might be placing an expectation on new editors. I'm sure they would learn the culture after getting the experience needed for adminship of course if they did genuinely care about the project, but using this line as a way to encourage people to register might not be the best idea. Just an idea I'm proposing. ~ NottNott let's talk! contrib 09:42, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Visual Editor[edit]

Many newcomers to Wikipedia may prefer Visual editor. We should try to either make a parallel version of this series for VE, or at least clear links to its user guide. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 06:48, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

For those with an interest in VE, I've put together a quick tutorial set at Help:Introduction to. They're all based on the {{intro to}} template:
Help:introduction to editing (VE)
Help:introduction to referencing (VE)
Help:introduction to images (VE)
Now they're finished I'm going to try to start integrating them into the on-boarding/tutorial/training processes. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 10:10, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Teahouse mention?[edit]

I was wondering if we could insert a link to the Teahouse or help desk in the first page. I was thinking that it could be done as follows:

This is a basic tutorial, not an extensive manual, interactive learning environment, or a help desk.

We could also phrase it this way:

This is a basic tutorial, not an extensive manual, interactive learning environment, forum for questions about Wikipedia, or a help desk.

I think that it's important to have something that would direct people to these resources on the first page, as people are not always guaranteed to click through an entire presentation/website. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 13:40, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

  • While I know that these links are listed here, I'm just worried that people won't click on the talk page if they don't see it straight off and adding these to the first page (at least the help desk) doesn't seem like it'd bog it down any. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 13:42, 5 October 2015 (UTC)