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I added a footnote to Gertrude Thanhouser page I created last night and it is still flagged as not having any references? What's wrong?

I have removed some vandalism. Please further correct this page in Style section, namely "The preferred style for doing it is usually the (blank) style." What word should replace (blank)? Grantsky 18:25, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Link to Citing sources[edit]

You might want to include a link to Wikipedia:Citing sources. — Ocolon 17:44, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. Perhaps links to some of the following policies/guidelines/help pages should be included too. --Smtomak 22:49, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Google Books[edit]

"When you find books on Google Books, don't link directly to that page. Instead, include a standard reference (author, title, ISBN) in the usual book format." How come? Why not do both? Sincerely, GeorgeLouis (talk) 14:41, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Automation of flagging[edit]

It seems to me that flagging articles with no/few sources could be very easily automated, leaving us more time to focus on actually finding sources. Gizmoguy (talk) 15:46, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

West Highland White Terrier[edit]

The author states that the "Westie" is the symbol of London Fashion House, Radley. This incorrect. The Radley symbol is a Scottish Terrier (a Scottie) which is the black dog in the Black & White whisky advert. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:00, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

bank road[edit]

the literacy rate is very high and development is going very fastly in daska.there are many pvt hospitals made in previous few years. A road which cnect the bus station to main city have many branches of multinational and national banks , due to this the road called bank road — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:07, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Joan Crawfords husband Phillip Terry[edit]

From wikipedia on Joan Crawford.

Crawford adopted her first child, a daughter, in 1940. Because she was single, California law prevented her from adopting within the state so she arranged the adoption through an agency in Las Vegas. The child was temporarily called Joan until Crawford changed her name to Christina. She married actor Phillip Terry on July 21, 1942 after a six-month courtship.[35] Together the couple adopted a son whom they named Christopher, but his birth mother reclaimed the child. They adopted another boy, whom they named Phillip Terry, Jr. After the marriage ended in 1946, Crawford changed the child's name to Christopher Crawford.

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— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:02, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Please update from your own wikidpedia records under Joan Crawford...... I just copy and pasted what you wrote. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:20, 5 December 2013 (UTC)


problem of certification lose aspire need to fix fix it help thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:10, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Too many errors to edit[edit]

Is it possible to flag an article for multiple problems? I have generally had good luck with Wikipedia but the article in question contained so many errors that I just started my Wikipedia account to raise red flags about this article. The problems I see are multiple errors of fact that are easily verifiable, a location where someone claims to sell the item discussed, a citation that does not correlate with the article, an illustration that links to a Wikipedia public domain photo but has a link via the contributor's name (who is also the article creator) to a site that may have a commercial interest in the subject, and multiple instances of unverified and uncited (as well as unlikely) statements. As I am new to these pages, the only thing I have found so far are the editing guidelines but this short article has so many things I question that I could spend way too much time learning the markup and finding verifiable sources that contradict it. It is not a subject that I think is vital to retain (Metal furniture) and has been listed in two hidden categories of articles lacking sources. I have a personal interest in metalworking as art and I have found so much misinformation online that is simply dead wrong or even dangerous about metals and metalworking but this is the first Wikipedia article I've read that I think is completely off-base. Is there a way to get this checked without re-writing, marking and re-referencing the entire article?

(Acecombs (talk) 06:17, 1 August 2014 (UTC))

I think this question deserves an answer. If an article has too many problems for you to fix yourself, I'd suggest adding {{Template:Cleanup}} , {{Template:Expert-subject}} or other templates as appropriate. It's possible to put these together at the top of the article in a {{Template:Multiple issues}} section. Hope that helps. --Cedderstk 06:59, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

phil harris[edit]

Phil Harris had a bass voice, and he sang some. I remember him singing '44 Sycamore'. Was that mentioned? I can sing some of that song myself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Biehlski (talkcontribs) 07:24, 9 July 2015 (UTC)