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Question from Dr Aisha B (10:06, 24 April 2024) edit

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Question from Stylex shishir on Silverclaw (19:21, 24 April 2024) edit

How to write? --Stylex shishir (talk) 19:21, 24 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

The Signpost: 25 April 2024 edit

Question from Taqi Arzoo (16:46, 27 April 2024) edit

i want to move this to main space https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Taqi_Arzoo/sandbox its about the A center in University of Ladakh

can you please help me with this --Taqi Arzoo (talk) 16:46, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Taqi Arzoo: hi; I'd suggest using the articles for creation process. Your article is currently quite short and I'm not sure it demonstrates sufficient notability to be a standalone article. Elli (talk | contribs) 04:17, 28 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Question from RedDrum1824 (19:57, 27 April 2024) edit

Hello Elli. Thank you for mentoring me. There are two pages that I attempted to Edit, and my changes were reverted. The edits were to add images to info-boxes on election information pages. One reason appears to be that the images I added to the pages were flagged for more documentation to show the images were appropriately licensed. I believe this has been addressed through follow up with a photo editor and sending copies of releases from the professional photographers hired to provide the images. The images are still available in Wikipedia Commons. There was a second reason stated for reverting the posts - "the 5% rule." I discovered a Wiki page that seems to explain it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_percent_rule. After discovering the rule, I have researched polling data that shows 5% of registered voters plan to vote for the candidates that I added. My plan is to share this information with the editor who reverted my changes before I try again. The pages I am editing have tons of data, formatting challenges, real time updates, and I'm sure people like me trying to help but making more work for people. I am very sensitive to this challenge and I want to be sure I'm going about my attempt to contribute the right way. Anything you suggest I do differently? --RedDrum1824 (talk) 19:57, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@RedDrum1824: thanks for reaching out. I took a look at your edits and for upcoming elections, the 5% rule usually applies regarding the previous election to that same office (so for example, if Libertarians got 6% last election, you'd include their candidate this election). Whether pre-election polling of 5% is sufficient for candidate inclusion is disputed but the general consensus seems to be against.
As for the files you uploaded to Commons: the ones with permission sent in appear to have had that permission accepted, so I think you're good there.
Please let me know if you have any more questions. Elli (talk | contribs) 04:16, 28 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Elli - very helpful. Thx. I'll work within these parameters. RedDrum1824 (talk) 08:05, 28 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

WikiCup 2024 May newsletter edit

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Question from Waitformebro (18:07, 29 April 2024) edit

Hi Elli, How are you? I have a few things. I was wondering if I have to edit all the suggested articles I get or if I can search to find something to edit I'm more interested in? I'm also just a school student and I'm interested in getting more practice on these editing and citing skills. further, I'm working to become a writer in the future so this might be a good way to get practice. Do you have any suggestions or tips? Thank you so much, have a great rest of your day! --Waitformebro (talk) 18:07, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Waitformebro: yeah you can edit any page you like; the suggested ones are just suggestions. I'll note that Wikipedia has different standards and expectations compared to what might be present at your educational institution, but at the same time I do think it's good practice. I don't have any general tips but if you have specific questions feel free let me know. Elli (talk | contribs) 18:09, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Elli!
I do have a few quick questions. I'm exploring Wikipedia right now and I can't find a 'create' or 'search to edit' (or anything like that) button and was wondering where that might be. Also with this editor version of Wikipedia can I still view pages and search for things like before? And when I do edit a page would I get feedback on how I did or how I could improve on what I do?
Thanks so much! Waitformebro (talk) 18:24, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Waitformebro: there's no separate "search to edit" function; you just search and navigate like normal. And yes reading and searching works the same. When you edit a page, you don't usually get feedback, unless someone has a problem with your edit. If you want me to review particular edits you've made, feel free to ask and I'll let you know what I think. Elli (talk | contribs) 18:30, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Concern regarding Draft:DeSantis–Newsom debate edit

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Whether to take your advice seriously edit

Per discussions at Wikipedia:Files for discussion/2024 April 26, the two cover arts of You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) have been deleted without opposition.

If you feel deleting those covers was a mistake, please contact the deleting admin (Fastily) or have those deletions reviewed at WP:DRV. Otherwise, why take your advice seriously that you gave me, i.e. telling me to discontinue replacing cover arts, if you're unwilling to challenge the deletions? George Ho (talk) 03:32, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@George Ho: I wasn't notified of those FFD's and honestly am not interested in fighting with you about every cover art of every song. You know that the general community consensus is against you here and you've acknowledged as much; this isn't an area I care passionately about. Elli (talk | contribs) 03:36, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Well, then I insist that you don't tell me anymore to stop. All right? George Ho (talk) 03:38, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@George Ho: again, this isn't something I want to spend time debating. You know that I think you should stop such edits, and when I see edits you make that I find problematic, I will challenge them. My intent isn't to hound you, though. That doesn't mean I agree with your edits, just that I have better things to do. Elli (talk | contribs) 03:53, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
when I see edits you make that I find problematic, I will challenge them. How else will you challenge my edits then? ANI? ArbCom? Also, I don't have to invite you to FFD discussions, including ones I started, right?
My intent isn't to hound you, though. That doesn't mean I agree with your edits, just that I have better things to do. I dunno. Your intent to challenge my edits make what I'm quoting self-contradictory, eh? George Ho (talk) 07:03, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@George Ho: no, you don't have to invite me to discussions (though you should have notified me of the discussion for the files I challenged your CSD's on).
Your intent to challenge my edits make what I'm quoting self-contradictory, eh? No. I am not going to look through your edits regularly and challenge anything I find objectionable, but if I happen to come across edits from you that are problematic, I will challenge them. This is how I interact with basically everyone on the project.
Do you want me to take you to ANI? Elli (talk | contribs) 07:10, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
(though you should have notified me of the discussion for the files I challenged your CSD's on) I can't help wonder why you've not participate in FFD discussions as much as you want.
Do you want me to take you to ANI? Not necessarily. Actually, I really think you didn't have to challenge my edits just because you think general consensus wouldn't go along with my edits. WP:EDITCONSENSUS and/or WP:DISCUSSCONSENSUS should help you decide whether or not to challenge them.
If edits I made aren't challenged, then consensus (favoring edits on certain articles) would be implied... right? I took this as true in certain cases. Since you're not willing to challenge the deletions, I can imply "no contest" from you this time.
Honestly, my issue with "general consensus" is their high emphases on rock songs and classics that still attract later generations to this day. The editors never seem to care much about perspectives of consumers from the past and intent of those who distributed singles in the vinyl era. Even WikiProject Music/Album/Songs members seem to be fans of rock or highly-popular classics or first-run contemporaries... or Madonna? George Ho (talk) 07:49, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
this isn't an area I care passionately about. If the area you were referring to is cover arts or music, then why trying to follow what you assume is usual "consensus" and then challenge my edits?
Again, if you're not that passionate, then try to stay out of my hair please, including areas that I'm interested in. All right? George Ho (talk) 15:04, 4 May 2024 (UTC) Striking out my shameful comment; see more at ANI (diff). —George Ho (talk) 00:39, 8 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Michigan Prop 3 Data edit

Hi, i was wondering where you found the county level results for michigan prop 3 to make your map for that page. i’m interested in getting it for a project, but i can not find the data on the mi sos website. JanWapiti (talk) 08:05, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@JanWapiti: are you talking about 2018 or 2022? Elli (talk | contribs) 10:31, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
2022. the referendum on abortion. JanWapiti (talk) 15:35, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@JanWapiti: it's at the bottom of the spreadsheet you can download from the Secretary of State's website. Go to here and then click "Data", then "TAB-delimited by County". Elli (talk | contribs) 17:44, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
oh, okay. i think i had been misreading the spreadsheet. thank you so much! :3 JanWapiti (talk) 20:09, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@JanWapiti glad I could help :) Elli (talk | contribs) 01:27, 12 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

DYK for 2010 Oklahoma State Question 755 edit

On 15 May 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2010 Oklahoma State Question 755, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the U.S. state of Oklahoma was not allowed to ban Sharia law? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2010 Oklahoma State Question 755. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, 2010 Oklahoma State Question 755), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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  Hook update
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Question from PrinceofPunjab (11:45, 15 May 2024) edit


I wanted to ask that If a source website is asking for cookies does that means it should be removed ? Also, do website necessarily needs to be related to the subject of the article or a simple news article who also confirms the information will also work ?

Thank You. --PrinceofPunjabTALK 11:45, 15 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Question from A-Ousadden (19:54, 15 May 2024) edit

Hello. I created this account for the only purpose of renaming the English page about Theodore Kaczinski, because I find it disrespectful to his memory to call him first "Ted". His nickname refers to his illegal activities but as he is presumed to be one of the brightest human beings ever born, he deserves more than that. I do not find it fair as the nickname "Ted" was the one the FBI gave him. It would be nice if you could remove the nickname for the title page and the paragraphs that use it abusively. --A-Ousadden (talk) 19:54, 15 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

The Signpost: 16 May 2024 edit