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April 17Edit

Name change.Edit

Hello friends! I joined this site almost a year ago, but never was actually active. By any chance could I change my name? From now on, I'd like to be a part of the wiki and help out. :) [[User:Fennekin&Eevee]] (talk) 00:38, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Hello Fennekin&Eevee. See Wikipedia:Changing username. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:58, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Import image from other language WikipediaEdit

I want to use a fair use image at hu:Fájl:Bulányi György.jpg on György Bulányi. Do I need to download it and upload it again, or is there another way? Daask (talk) 01:25, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Unfortunately Daask, you will indeed need to re-upload it locally on en-wp (Special:Upload). Pictures can only be taken from the local website or from Commons, and Commons is only for free pictures. TigraanClick here to contact me 11:46, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Is there a way to make the caption go to the side of a photo, instead of always underneath it?Edit

I have a small image with a caption larger than the image itself, that forces it to be no longer next to the text it applies to in certain zooms. I am interested to find out whether there is a way of making the caption text go to one side or the other of the image.

Thank you! Chrisdevelop (talk) 01:37, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

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Hey Chrisdevelop. Yes, it is possible to do this using comparatively complicated markup. See below for two examples. The problem is, it's probably going to take a lot of tweaking to get it to display exactly like you want it, and you probably need to check it in an couple of browsers and on mobile to make sure it displays right for everyone. Hope this helps more than it confuses. For more information on how all this stuff works, see Help:Table. GMGtalk 12:49, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

@GreenMeansGo:Fabulous, thank you! And the wordwrap seems to be lock solid on all zooms on all devices I've tried it with so far.

This is how I used it:

Derek Williams (R) with Nigel Osborne (C)
and Mimi Serbedzija (L) at
Echo Arena for Bootleg Beatles and
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
performing Osborne's arrangements of
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


I did have trouble getting the second format to move holus bolus to the left hand side of the screen, and take both the image and the text with it. Any thoughts on that for future reference?

Thanks again, and regards Chrisdevelop (talk) 19:37, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Hey Chrisdevelop. Honestly no. The second is harder to use and so I haven't worked with it very much. The first is just using standard tables, but in a way that makes it look kindof like a custom version of our normal image display. It's much better for customization. Like I said though, make sure to double check all of this, especially on mobile devices. You've got a lot of pretty custom designed image layout in that draft, and mobile may display it completely different than PC does. GMGtalk 19:43, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Amro ElgeziryEdit

This Athlets name is spelled wrong on most publications and internet sources. He is now a USA Modern Pentathlete and is living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TigermodpenEvans (talkcontribs) 03:18, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Courtesy link to our article Amro El Geziry. As you'll see, this athlete's name is spelled three different ways (El Geziry, El-Geziry and Elgeziry) in the sources used as references for the article. The article's title uses the version published by Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne, who would seem as authoritative an entity for this as one could imagine, other than the athlete himself.
The problem is that there is no single "official" way to transliterate Arabic script into English script, as detailed in Romanization of Arabic. Consequently, different publications (such as newspapers and magazines) will likely follow their own preferred methods (i.e. as laid down in their own Style guide), and none of these are "wrong" as such: even a person's official documents may differ one from the other, sometimes not as that person themself would prefer.
Can you point us to a Reliable Source in which Mr El Geziri himself states how he wishes his name to be spelled in English? {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 13:30, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Danish translationEdit

Hello, I'm working on an article about the song "U Don't Know Me", and I'm desperately needing help to translate this portion of a Danish review:

Og så er der de to nye tracks. ‘Oh My Gosh’, et exceptionelt housenummer, der vækker minder om de store hits fra Remedy og ‘U Don’t Know Me’. Det holder ikke helt samme klasse, men det er svært at begå sig blandt kvalivarer af ypperste kvalitet.

The full review is here. Please help! Beyoncetan 2 (talk) 04:01, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Beyoncetan 2 I'm not danish, but:
"And then there are 2 new tracks. ‘Oh My Gosh’, an exceptional housenumber, that awakes memories about the great hits from Remedy and ‘U Don’t Know Me’. It's not quite the same class, but it is..." Can't make sense of the rest, but fairly sure it's praise. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:55, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
I'm Danish and would say:

And then there are the two new tracks. ‘Oh My Gosh’, an exceptional house number, that awakes memories of the great hits from Remedy and ‘U Don’t Know Me’. It is not quite the same class, but it is difficult to assert oneself among quality goods of the highest quality.

PrimeHunter (talk) 10:02, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you both @Gråbergs Gråa Sång: and @PrimeHunter: so much!! Beyoncetan 2 (talk) 10:24, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
To clarify a little: The whole review is written with some unusual terms to sound cool. My English is insufficient to convey the writing properly. The quote praises the two new tracks but says they aren't nearly as good as the great hits from Remedy and ‘U Don’t Know Me’ which the writer praises even more. PrimeHunter (talk) 17:06, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Deleting a PageEdit

Hi, A page has been created with my name without my consent. I wish to delete the page. Please clarify the procedure for the same.

The permanent link to my page is

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2405:204:9004:CA66:3CD7:5F94:9507:7C9D (talk) 08:03, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

I have nominated the article for deletion. Maproom (talk) 08:41, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Your best course of action is now probably just to wait. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 08:49, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Article deletedEdit

Good morning,

I've posted an article [Lomepal (English version)] but it has been deleted straightaway. I guess I posted it in the wrong place but I abolutely need to get this article back (as I created it here on wikipedia and I don't have any trace of it anywhere, not in my sandbox nor in my drafts) because I have to give it back for school.

How can I get my article back?

Thank you in advance,

Emeline NHL — Preceding unsigned comment added by Emeline NHL (talkcontribs) 10:03, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Your article was deleted because you created it on the French Wikipedia. You should therefore request its content to be restored or sent by email on fr-wp, NOT on en-wp (here). See fr:Aide:Suppression_de_page#Obtenir_une_copie_de_la_page. TigraanClick here to contact me 11:30, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia is a "valid source"Edit

I am in the process of getting a book published. My publisher Balboa Press, division of HayHouse, has stated that I can't use Wikipedia is a "valid source." Stating the following:

Copyrighted Text from Wikipedia
Wikipedia will not be acknowledged as a valid source by Balboa Press because anyone can make an account and modify the information found in the site without authenticated sources. To resolve this issue, you can paraphrase the texts you got from Wikipedia.
  • Question #1: What is a "Valid Source?"
  • Question #2: Why isn't Wikipedia one of those?
  • Question #3: Will I get into any copyright problem if I do quote from Wikipedia?
  • Question #4: How is the Integrity of the information in Wikipedia maintained?
  • Question #5: Does my publisher have a point, is the information in Wikipedia Untrustworthy therefore unquotable and unusable?

Mike Faff Mmfaff (talk) 10:54, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

@Mmfaff: Hello, obviously we cannot comment on what your publisher might consider to be 'valid source'. On Wikipedia we woould use the term 'reliable source' and you can find out more about how that applies at WP:RS. The reasons why Wikipedia is not considered reliable are explained at WP:UGC. You can use content from Wikipedia, it is freely licensed, but you must attribute it appropriately. Wikipedia content is maintained by the use of reliable sources and the vigilance of the community. Yes they have a point, editors of Wiki articles cannot use Wikipedia as a reference. Cheers. Eagleash (talk) 11:04, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) You will have to ask your publishers what they consider a "valid source" for their purposes. For the articles that I look at, I find that Wikipedia is about 99% accurate (your mileage may differ). All wikipedia articles should contain references to WP:Reliable sources so that readers can check the accuracy of the article. Text in Wikipedia is released under a licence that allows reuse. See WP:Copyrights for details. Integrity of information is maintained by ordinary editors checking against published sources. Occasionally incorrect information or deliberate vandalism doesn't get noticed for some time, so it is up to you to check against the references provided. I think your publisher has a valid point. If you write a book, then you have an obligation to check the facts, and not to rely on volunteer editors here to do your checking for you. I think paraphrasing is a good policy if your book claims originality. If you do find some errors in Wikipedia, we will be very grateful if you point them out, or even correct them yourself. Best wishes for your publication. Dbfirs 11:13, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Hello Mmfaff.

  • 1:In context, a source Balboa Press thinks is good enough for their purposes.
  • 2:See "Disclaimers" at the bottom of this page. More at Reliability of Wikipedia.
  • 3:...depends. Probably not legal ones (but don't take my word for it), but many people, like publishers, object if you just copypaste stuff and claim it as your own work.
  • 4:See 2. More at Wikipedia:Introduction.
  • 5:For many purposes, absolutely. More at Wikipedia:Press coverage 2018. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 11:13, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
On (3): Wikipedia is under a "free" Creative Commons license CC-BY-SA. While you need not pay royalties or request agreement to copy-paste or closely paraphrase it, you still need to give appropriate attribution (the "BY" part), and any derivative material you distribute must be under a similar free license (the "SA" part). Failure to do either would technically be a copyright violation, although one unlikely to lead to prosecution. Whether it is plagiarism is another matter entirely; whether you pull something off a respected author's masterpiece or off the depths of internet forums, and whether your respect any copyright doesn't matter for that; what matters is whether you correctly cite the original source or try to imply it was your own thoughts and writing.
If you are using Wikipedia as a source of information (rather than as text to copy), you can substitute citing Wikipedia by citing the sources Wikipedia uses in its articles. That is the common trick for classrooms, and actually encouraged by quite a few professors. TigraanClick here to contact me 11:41, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
@Mmfaff: Wikipedia has an article at Wikipedia:Citing_Wikipedia which explains among other things the problems with citing Wikipedia.
In general I'd agree with your publisher: referencing Wikipedia is pretty much always a bad idea. Wikipedia is a good general reference for looking up information; but it can be edited by anyone, even anonymously, and does not always have enough editor attention, especially on more obscure articles, to ensure reliability. See, for example, the Jar'Edo_Wens_hoax, which existed on Wikipedia for ten years before being noticed. I've found numerous other examples of either deliberate or accidental incorrect information in Wikipedia, which sometimes has been online for months or years before being picked up.
Any good Wikipedia article should have references to reliable sources for every significant fact in it - if it doesn't, it's a bad article and definitely shouldn't be cited. If it does, then use it as a pointer to those sources instead; check the books out of a library or view articles online, and cite those books or articles in your article, rather than Wikipedia itself.
Quoting from Wikipedia is a bit of a different matter - it may be separately notable and interesting how Wikipedia describes a topic (for example, "mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change" was coined on Wikipedia and has since been used as the title of a published maths textbook); so you could include quotes if you thought they were relevant - although most publishers would still probably prefer you to quote published books, for the same reasons as above. If you do quote Wikipedia, the rules are much the same as for quoting any work - make sure it is properly credited, don't pass it off as your own work. TSP (talk) 11:46, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  • As others have said above, Wikipedia agrees with the publisher that you should not cite Wikipedia. Instead, use a Wikipedia article to get a good overview, and then go read the sources cited by Wikipedia and cite those sources in your book. As a payback to Wikipedia, please consider editing the Wikipedia article to reflect any discrepancies you find during your research. Now, the actual reason the publisher does not want you to copy/paste from Wikipedia is different from this. They don't want to bother with the required attribution that our copyright license requires, even when you have carefully validated all of the information. That's why they recommend that you paraphrase. -Arch dude (talk) 15:16, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Perhaps, also your publisher is just ethical, don't charge someone for something they can get for free on Wikipedia. Alanscottwalker (talk) 15:38, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

spam-like data-URLs in articlesEdit

Maybe your spam-fighters take a look at this search pattern. Or look at an excellent example Special:Diff/831758546#References of this kind of spam. I have no idea what caused it or why, but it is interesting, that all such spam I have seen is tagged with "Visual edit" --Wurgl (talk) 13:58, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Seems like the sort of thing the Wikipedia:Edit filter is designed to handle. --Jayron32 14:01, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
I have no idea what it is (you can copy the line into the address line of the browser and you see the image, but this does not help much). In the german wikipedia it shows up too and there all the edits I have seen, are marked with tag "Visual edit" too. So it smells like a feature of this editor. --Wurgl (talk) 14:07, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Could be something to file a phabricator: report about then; perhaps a bug or something like that of the visual editor? Something inserted into auto-generated references Galobtter (pingó mió) 14:23, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Seems like some sort of safe web scanner by an antivirus tool, that is mucking up the edit surface. I'll file a ticket. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 19:27, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Seems to be fixed, just a few more days to watch until they release/distribute the change: --Wurgl (talk) 20:13, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
ping Kevin9217, for posterity's sake, can you perhaps identify what browser extension you have installed that adds this image ? Maybe we can then also follow up with the extension manufacturer. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 21:06, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Article titleEdit

I have created a wikipedia page sandbox draft, Now the title shows User : username/sandbox, when do I change the Article name and how? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:34, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

You can submit it for AFC review by adding {{subst:submit}} to the top of the draft. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:56, 17 April 2018 (UTC)


Please help me. (talk) 16:27, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Hello anon. There's lots of folks around to help, but I'm afraid you're going to have to give us a better indication of what exactly the problem is. GMGtalk 16:30, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
I don't know how to make edits on pages. (talk) 16:33, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Check out Help:Getting_started. It has lots of helpful links and info, including tutorials and the Wikipedia Adventure to help you learn. RudolfRed (talk) 16:59, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Annoying imagesEdit

For some reason whenever my cursor crosses over a highlighted word (which is linked to another page), an image pops up. I can’t seem to make it stop. It is annoying me. Can anyone help me make it stop? I want to go back to the way it was before — no large images with a brief summary of the link. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:98A:200:CE30:4FE:8D08:37AA:24F1 (talk) 21:09, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Registered users can disable it at "Page previews" at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-rendering. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:12, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Can you provide me with specific directions of what to click on? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:98A:200:CE30:4FE:8D08:37AA:24F1 (talk) 22:42, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

You have to create an account and be logged in. It's free and easy to create an account at Special:Userlogin/signup. Then click Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-rendering, click "Disable" at "Page previews" (if "Enable" is selected now), and click "Save" at the bottom. Registered users have many other settings and benefits. See Wikipedia:Why create an account? PrimeHunter (talk) 22:58, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

I have an account already. When I am logged in the problem goes away. But when I'm logged out the problem is still visible. Is there any way for me to fix the problem for when I am logged out (and simply browsing around)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:98A:200:CE30:4FE:8D08:37AA:24F1 (talk) 23:15, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Get one of the pictures to pop up. There should be a gear in the bottom right-hand corner. Click it. A menu titled "Page preview" will come up. Click "Disable" and then click the blue "Save" button in the top right-hand corner of the menu (not the X). Ian.thomson (talk) 23:20, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you both for helping me out. Both of you offered me helpful advice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:98A:200:CE30:4FE:8D08:37AA:24F1 (talk) 23:28, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

April 18Edit

Uploading new version of SVG file; CSS warningEdit

Hi everyone,

I'd like to upload a new version of File:Melbrail former present proposed.svg which I created from the current version, but when I try to upload my new version I get the following error message: Found unsafe CSS in the style element of uploaded SVG file. How can I fix this/get past the error message? NB: I'm not very familiar with SVGs or CSS, beyond knowing what they stand for and how they're used, so any instructions will have to be pretty basic for me to follow them. Thanks in advance. Triptothecottage (talk) 01:44, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

  • The guys over at our computing desk can probably help. What software did you use to edit the SVG? You can use a text editor to look at the original and modified SVG files and you may see something. -Arch dude (talk) 01:51, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

<ref> tag creating <span> with white bgEdit

Hello; I have no idea where to ask this fairly technical question so I figure I'd put it here.

<ref> tags are wrapped in a <span> tag that looks like this:

<span style="background-color:white;padding:1px;display:inline-block;line-height:50%">

This causes what is arguably an undesired display in any HTML element with a non-white background, as can be seen in the header row of the table at The Terror (TV series) § Episodes.

I can't see any reason to keep the background-color:white stipulation, but I also can't see where on en-WP or Mediawiki this might have been discussed. Thanks. — Hugh (talk) 03:33, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

@Hugh: It's not done for refs in general. Your example uses {{Episode table}}. Template:Episode table#Parameters says at "Reference": "If Wikipedia's link colours are not WCAG 2 AAA Compliant with the background colour, Module:Episode table/ref is used." So the used template adds background-color:white to the references in this example because blue text on grey background is hard to read for some people. See MOS:CONTRAST. The white background disappears if the template is for example called with |background=yellow. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:50, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Archiving all URLs in an articleEdit

Is there a relatively fast way to archive all the URLs used in an article's references? It is possible to do individually, of course, but this is time consuming for one article, let alone several. I seem to remember having seen people archive all URLs at once, but remember neither how, nor if there are multiple ways to do it. Thanks, --Usernameunique (talk) 04:55, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Usernameunique IABot does this. It can be accessed through the article's History tab | Fix dead links, then tick the box labelled "Add archives to all non-dead references": Noyster (talk), 11:50, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Noyster. I just tried doing this for the Colin Robert Chase article (with "Add archives to all non-dead references (Optional)" checked), but it didn't archive any of the URLs. Instead, it said:
  • Page title: Colin_Robert_Chase
  • Run duration: 1.7302000522614 Seconds
  • Page modified: No
  • Links analyzed: 0
  • Links rescued: 0
  • Links tagged: 0
  • Links archived: 0

Any suggestions? Thanks, --Usernameunique (talk) 20:26, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

I expect this has to do with the references in that article being in {{sfn}} format and not themselves containing URLs. The related URLs are in your "Bibliography" section, but the bot hasn't gone there. Whether there is a way to do this using IABot – can't find documentation, perhaps Cyberpower678 can tell us: Noyster (talk), 20:42, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Nope, they have to be within references.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 20:45, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Noyster & Cyberpower678, thanks for the explanation. Just ran it on Leslie E. Webster, which primarily uses <ref></ref> tags, and it worked perfectly. Is there no workaround or separate tool for {{sfn}} references? Leaving aside how much I like them, it would be a significant amount of work on pages such as Sutton Hoo helmet either to convert the format, or to archive the URLs by hand. --Usernameunique (talk) 04:44, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Finding and editing world mapEdit

I'm trying to find the Wikipedia blank world political map. Where is this located? Also, how do I edit this map, for my purposes? I wish to provide a key and colour the respective countries according to the key. Your help would be much appreciated.Mrodowicz (talk) 08:25, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

@Mrodowicz: World uses File:ColoredBlankMap-World-10E.svg. There are others in commons:Category:Blank SVG maps of the world. I don't know which is most common. You can request help at Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Map workshop. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:55, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks PrimeHunter- much appreciated. --Mrodowicz (talk) 04:03, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Dormskirt editorEdit

This editor has removed the revisions I made to the Atholl Highlanders page saying I did not provide references. Can you help I have read the Wikipedia reference help and I do not understand where I am going wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AHCastle (talkcontribs) 10:12, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

It's Dormskirk, not Dormskirt, and he was quite correct to revert your edits. Try reading Help:Referencing for beginners. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:16, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Editor on a topic appears to be a researcher in the field and is stating his own opinions uncited. Could someone help?Edit

The Luwian language article has recently been edited several times by the editor Ilya.yakubovich (talk | contribs). Some of the content added appears to be personal opinions of this editor, with no citation of a source.

What makes this particularly problematic is that Dr. Ilya Yakubovich is actually a scholar in this field; his current home page is here (in German). From the editor's contributions, I'm pretty sure he is that Dr. Yakubovich. In fact from the Talk page sections titled "Revision" and "Sociolinguistics of the Luvian Language", I think he's edited the article several times in the past. (The IP addresses in those sections are geolocated at sites where Dr. Yakubovich worked when they were posted, according to the biography on his home page, and the second one I linked explicitly mentions a monograph that can be found in his home page's list of publications.)

Personally, I welcome knowledgable experts editing articles on their fields, but they must follow the same rules as everyone else here. I would think that they would find it easier to do so, since citing sources is a normal part of their work, they know which sources are of high quality, and they should have plenty of access to such sources. The important thing they must keep in mind is that a reader of the article can't easily know whether any particular statement was written by an expert, an ordinary person, or even a crank with time on his hands. Nor can the reader know what sources back up that statement unless it has citations.

I'm not experienced in teaching or enforcing Wikipedia policies, and I can't spare the time; I only came across this by chance while reading some articles I was interested in. If someone else with more experience on the policy side could follow up with this user, I'd really appreciate it. --Colin Douglas Howell (talk) 11:00, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Are there particular contributions that you are concerned about? Having glanced at his last few, they seem to be reasonably well-referenced, and I can't immediately spot places where they are in breach of Wikipedia policy. TSP (talk) 11:12, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Among his most recent edits, it was this one whose content really bothered me and led me to make this request: "The Lydian language, however, cannot be regarded as the direct descendant of Luwian and probably does not even belong to the Luwic group. Therefore, none of the arguments in favour of the Luwian linguistic dominance in Western Asia minor can be regarded as compelling, although the issue continues to be debated." That statement isn't cited, and I'm pretty sure it's his own opinion. It sounds like a claim you might find in an academic paper, and would be perfectly reasonable in that context, but in the end it's still only the opinion of one researcher.
The fact that the Talk page section titled "Revision" was written by a user claiming that Dr. Yakubovich's views were not yet accepted by the academic mainstream of the field only added to my concern. I don't know whether that is still true or not, but either way, that would make uncited claims more problematic and increase the need for citation. (I myself have no background in this field; like I said, I was just reading up on a topic I was interested in.) --Colin Douglas Howell (talk) 01:46, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi Colin Douglas Howell,. Can grasp youre undeliing conserns. How about this as a pons asinorum. We inform Dr. Yakubovich that it is in his 'own' interest that he makes it uneqvivable clear that he is indeead User:Ilya.yakubovich and not a imposter. That is simple. I, you or my cat can leave a pointer on his talk page Wikipedia:Help available for editors with conflicts of interest. Being an academic he may also be only familiar with the academic procces and not WP policy. If he is indeed Dr. Yakubovich, he may not yet relise that under WP policy, he does indeed have a COI to declare. The other issues like not accepted by the academic mainstream can be takled later. Reseacher on th ecutting edge are allways in front of the main stream, by the very nature that they are in the fore front of dicovery. Yet Dr. Yakubovich may not understand that although he may be right... WP needs good 3rd party sorces – althoug we may alow exseptons in special cases. Aspro (talk) 11:30, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

How to create a wikipedia article page for my organisationEdit

- We would like to create a page related to our organisation on wikipedia, as there currently isn't one.

How do we do this?

The sandbox only allows us to create a user page, but not an encyclopedia article.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pankajpiyush (talkcontribs) 13:47, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Note: Identical question has been asked and answered at Teahouse. Please do not use more than one help page at the same time for the same question: Noyster (talk), 14:16, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Text to askEdit

Is there away you can text people tell them how they are doing — Preceding unsigned comment added by 3DWAFFLE33 (talkcontribs) 16:13, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

@3DWAFFLE33: You can leave messages on their user talk page. Wikipedia does not support sending text messages to users' phones. Ian.thomson (talk) 16:18, 18 April 2018 (UTC)


I need to determine the number of categories that I have created. I have all the stats I need on my editing but don't know how to find this number. Best Regards, Barbara    17:25, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

12, of which 2 have been deleted, according to this page. --David Biddulph (talk) 17:29, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Best Regards, Barbara    19:55, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
@Barbara (WVS): Fun fact; Technically you can only really know how many wikitext pages you created in the Category namespace. A category is automatically created as soon as it is first used and never truly deleted. Blue link or red link, the category exists. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 08:13, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
It's a matter of definition whether a category exists when a page has been placed in it but the category page has not been created. In normal Wikipedia terminology the category does not exist. Clicking the red link gives a HTTP 404 not found message although pages in the category are shown. {{#ifexist:}} says the category does not exist. It is not indexed by search engines, including Wikipedias own search. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:41, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

April 19Edit

Is there a Symbolism Portal? How do you add a symbolism section to mythology/item/allegories articles?Edit

I noticed a lot of articles lack a symbolism section, how would you add one, is there any guideline on this? Any plan on adding it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:40, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Is there a "this page contains plagiarism" template?Edit

Title says it all. I've found a page which contains a lot of cut+pasted text. Wikipedia:Plagiarism and Wikipedia:Plagiarism/Plagiarism problems discuss how to fix it, or how to nominate a crass example for deletion. But I want to drop a template in so someone (or me when I'm less busy) can come back and fix it later. Does such a template exist? Adpete (talk) 01:45, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Jim.henderson (talk) 02:13, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Do be careful, however. We have a great many articles that originated from works in the public domain, often originally by direct copying, and that have only a single "attribution" to the original. Because they do have this attribution, they are not plagiarism. For example, this applies to a great many of the 8,200 articles in Category:Articles incorporating DNB text with Wikisource reference. -Arch dude (talk) 02:49, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Similarly, even when copyrighted material has been added, the editor may have done so in good faith, being unaware of Wikipedia policies, and without the intent to deceive that the word "plagiarism" implies (at least to me); the {{Copypaste}} template explains the problem without imputing blame. AndrewWTaylor (talk) 12:09, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Copying of copyrighted material without a license is a violation of the law and must be treated by aggressively removing the material, regardless of intent and regardless of the presence of an attribution. Plagiarism is copying without attribution, regardless of intent, and can be remedied by adding attribution. "Intent to deceive" only enters when the author intends the reader to believe that the work originated with the author, and is not necessary to produce plagiarism. It is a very serious impropriety in academia, which is where most people learn about plagiarism, which is why people think it's part of the definition. -Arch dude (talk) 15:14, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Which is why the template doesn't use that word. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:20, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Correct error in protected articleEdit

Hi :-)

There is an error in a protected article. Ensuring that there is consensus in the Talk section at the end of the article does not make sense re this particular error, as it’s an error which only those with specialized knowledge would know definitively that the error IS an error.

I am an expert in the particular field concerned (criminology). As such, I immediately noticed the error in the protected article, upon reading just a bit of the article. How do I submit notification of the error, or edit the article, as an expert in the field which concerns the particular error? As in, how do I do so, without needing to first ensure that a number of Wikipedia users have agreed that the error exists?

Thank you very much for volunteering this answer we users’ questions :-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pigletbunny (talkcontribs) 05:14, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Hello P. You are going to have to tell us which article you are talking about and what the error is for anyone to be able to help you. MarnetteD|Talk 05:27, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Pigletbunny: in Wikipedia, the knowledge of contributors counts for little. What matters is citations of reliable independent published sources. If you can cite such a source in support of your view, you should explain your concern on the talk page of the article in question, mentioning the source(s) that should be cited. Maproom (talk) 07:04, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  • @Pigletbunny: as said above, you're going to need to cite a reference (rather than "trust me, I'm an expert") but the official way to request such things is to use one of the templates described at Wikipedia:Edit_requests#Making_requests. For instance if the page is "protected" as in "full protected", slap {{edit fully-protected}} on top of the post in which you explain the problem (requesting stuff like "change X to Y because of source Z"). TigraanClick here to contact me 08:14, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Reliable sourceEdit

how to make article a reliable source please tell me — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:56, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

A Wikipedia article itself is never a reliable source. However, all Wikipedia articles should be supported by references to reliable sources. Please read this page for a start and then this and this: Noyster (talk), 08:23, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

nominating an article for deletingEdit

Hi. i nominated an article for deleting, but i don't know where to put it. can somebody help me?--Dandamayev (talk) 09:05, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

I assume you mean the AFD template. It should have been placed at the top of the article, don't worry though a bot has done it for you. - X201 (talk) 09:10, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

How do I edit my infobox?Edit

Someone created an infobox for my profile, not me, and it lists my ex-wife as “spouse.” This does not please my current wife. Understandably.  :) I can’t figure out how to edit that....and there is no “spouse” on my wiki bio itself. The info box appears when you google my name.

Can anyone help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:240:D580:3F09:E9B5:362:20F3:6648 (talk) 12:58, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, no. It's a problem with Google. Eventually Google will refresh the info, Wikipedia has no control over it. - X201 (talk) 13:06, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Many people blame us for Google errors. Our stock reply:
  Are you by any chance referring to a photo or text shown to the right of a Google search? Google's Knowledge Graph uses a wide variety of sources. There may be a text paragraph ending with "Wikipedia" to indicate that particular text was copied from Wikipedia. An image and other text before or after the Wikipedia excerpt may be from sources completely unrelated to Wikipedia. We have no control over how Google presents our information, but Google's Knowledge Graph has a "Feedback" link where anyone can mark a field as wrong. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:28, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Someone Puts Now Dead When Stadiums don't work anymore that's not tureEdit

Somebody puts now dead when stadiums don't excist any more that needs to stop. 2600:8803:7A00:976A:759E:DAE8:EAB3:1115 (talk) 13:13, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Hey anon. It's not totally clear what you are asking about. Maybe if you could provide more information, or a link to the article you are concerned with, we can be more helpful. GMGtalk 13:20, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Looking at anon's contribution history, reveals NBC_Sunday_Night_Football_results_(2006–present) as the article, where in this revision (before anon removed it) there are a lot of "Now dead" Galobtter (pingó mió) 13:24, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Avoiding redirects when using Special:RandomInCategory for redirect catsEdit

Is it possible to use Special:RandomInCategory on a category with redirects in it — for example, Special:RandomInCategory/Redirects connected to a Wikidata item — and not be redirected? Appending redirect=no just fails as expected. I have an inkling this won't fly but figured I'd ask first. ~ Amory (utc) 16:10, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

permanently disable page previewEdit

How can I disable those annoying page previews that pop up when hovering a link?

When I click on the little gear, a dialog “Page preview” shows up, but when I click “Disable”, this is not remembered. For privacy, I do not retain cookies between sessions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:8071:8290:7100:E23F:49FF:FE10:F621 (talk) 16:40, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

If you create an account and log in, you can save the relevant preference at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets. --David Biddulph (talk) 17:32, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
But then I'd need to log in to not see the pop ups, right? 2A02:8071:8290:7100:E23F:49FF:FE10:F621 (talk) 20:07, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes, right. But why not always log in? If you have an account you might as well use it. Maproom (talk) 20:22, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
and your privacy is better protected as well then because you are not publicly leaking your IP address as you are now. Anyway, if you dont save cookies, you are choosing to use a broken version of the Internet. The best advice i can give you is to perhaps diaable javascript too, we have rather good support for noscript usage. 21:11, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Are you really suggesting that I should always log in first when I look something up on wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:8071:8290:7100:E23F:49FF:FE10:F621 (talk) 10:41, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
No, i'm saying you have choices, but you cannot have it all, as other people also have wishes. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 11:00, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
So the real answer is: Can't be done easily. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:8071:8290:7100:E23F:49FF:FE10:F621 (talk) 12:11, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Sports PackagesEdit

I Was looking up last week About a new graphics Rollout for NBC Sports And NBCSN they were suppose to rollout the new graphics last Wedensday for the Stanley Cup Playoffs but it didn't happen because we are stuck with the old graphics forever because of the Ezekiel Elliot Case. But it looks like Well have to Wait Until August for the hall of fame game for the new look so it can spread into Other NBC Sports and NBCSN Productions. But if this is True Is it only for SNF. Or if I am right there's a chance it can Spread into other NBC Sports And NBCSN Productions. 2600:8803:7A00:976A:759E:DAE8:EAB3:1115 (talk) 17:54, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

This page is for asking questions about editing Wikipedia, and nothing else. I suggest you ask at the Reference desk. --ColinFine (talk) 18:07, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Getty imagesEdit

  Resolved: 22:46, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

I need help with a photo from Getty images. It is a copyrighted photo of Willy Stöwer here → [1], with license info here → [2]. Note, however, that license is for HD image; a low-rez copy (without Getty watermark) can be found here → [3]. The photo is dated 01 January 1913, and (obviously) the subject is deceased (died: 31 May 1931).

I've been to Wikipedia:Files for upload, but am unable to navigate requirements; for example, there is nothing apparently appropriate here: Wikipedia:File copyright tags/Non-free. I believe a low-rez image image of a long-dead person for the article about that person can be uploaded. Anyway ... Help! 2606:A000:1126:4CA:0:98F2:CFF6:1782 (talk) 21:33, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Getty sells public domain images for a profit much in the same way book publishers still sell old copies of Dickens novels that have long ago fell out of copyright. Anything published before 1923 is PD in the United States, however, this particular image is still copyrighted in Germany until 2032. The correct licensing template would be {{PD-US-1923-abroad|2033}}. It can be uploaded locally which I will do momentarily. --Majora (talk) 22:11, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
The image has been uploaded locally. You may find it here: File:Willy Stöwer.png. --Majora (talk) 22:23, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Majora -- that was quick! I'll add it soon (probably tomorrow)  Done:2606:A000:1126:4CA:0:98F2:CFF6:1782 (talk) 23:08, 19 April 2018 (UTC). 2606:A000:1126:4CA:0:98F2:CFF6:1782 (talk) 22:46, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Compress referencesEdit

Hey, I'm looking at Low-carbohydrate_diet and I think the same references are appearing repeatedly. I think there is a tool somewhere that let's you combine repeated citations to the same reference - is that A Thing or did I dream it? Joe (talk) 22:02, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

You can read about it in WP:Citing sources#Repeated citations or you can see it "in the wild" in your article, e.g. #10. The first use has <ref name=popular> followed by the usual definition. Then to reuse it, simply add <ref name=popular/> . Don't use the same name for different references, though. Clarityfiend (talk) 22:42, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Joe I expect Refill is the tool you're looking for: Noyster (talk), 07:52, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

April 20Edit

Student assignments and page movesEdit


I've been watching the page Inequalities in rural and inner city education, and I had a few questions. This page was created by a group of student editors, but there is no notice on the talk page like I've seen on some other pages. Should this be included? If so, how do I go about doing that? In addition, I've suggested that we merge it into Educational inequalities. In that case, how would that notice be transfered? Also note that this is my first time suggesting a merge, so please let me know if I did anything wrong with that. Thanks! LittlePuppers (talk) 01:11, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Another concern with that article is that it entirely about findings within one country, though its title does not indicate this. Maproom (talk) 06:38, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Ah, that's another good point. LittlePuppers (talk) 10:04, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl ManversEdit

Ref number 3 is in red - it should be a little list but I fixed up a spelling error and it has "collapsed". Please help. Thankyou. Srbernadette (talk) 04:49, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

You had created two named references with the same name (and never used either of them). I have renamed the second. Maproom (talk) 06:31, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Capitalization in links to other articlesEdit

If I were to link to another article but not use the articles names (such as what I'm doing with Denmark's renewable energy), Would I write it as "renewable energy in Denmark|Denmark's renewable energy" or as "Renewable energy in Denmark|Denmark's renewable energy" (notice the 'R' in 'Renewable' is capitalized in the second one)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by ParadiseDesertOasis8888 (talkcontribs)

Either would work. But I'd recommend using the from of capitalisation as in the article name, the second one. Maproom (talk) 06:33, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

अनुवाद के विषय में।Edit

जो विषय अंग्रेज़ी भाषा में पहले से उपलब्ध हैं, क्या उस सामग्री का अनुवाद मान्य है।

उदाहरण- चाड झील पर अंग्रेजी भाषा में लंबा लेख उपलब्ध है किंतु हिंदी में अत्यंत संक्षिप्त लेख है। क्या अनुवाद द्वारा इसका विस्तारीकरण मान्य है? — Preceding unsigned comment added by अरुण प्रताप (talkcontribs) 06:41, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Google Translate suggests that you are asking about the possibility/suitability translation from English articles into Hindi for the Hindi-language Wikipedia. If this is what you're asking about, you should do so within Hindi-language Wikipedia. -- Hoary (talk) 06:57, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
अरुण प्रताप, Mere anumaan se us samagri ka anuvaad maanya hoga, bashertein sahi attribution diya gai ho. Aap us vishay ke talk page par yah template zaroor lagayen. Kyunki Hindi Wikipedia par yeh template hai yani anuvaad manya hai, phir bhi ek baar aap Hindi Wikipedia ki chaupaal par pata karke sunischit kar lijiye. --Skr15081997 (talk) 07:03, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Sortable table with stationary columnEdit

Is it possible to create a sortable table where one column does not move, even if the others are sorted? I would like to create a six-column table, where the first column is numbered sequentially downwards (say 1 to 10), and no matter how you sort the other five columns, the first column maintains the 1 through 10 numbering. Thanks, --Usernameunique (talk) 08:23, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

@Usernameunique: There is currently no way to do it in the same table. You can place another table with one column next to it but the two tables may become misaligned. See Help:Sorting#Auto-ranking or adding a row numbering column (1,2,3) next to a table. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:42, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

How to delete a fake Wikipedia post?Edit


I noticed someone posted a fake Wikipedia about me titled Husan Sharif and I want to delete it, but it won't allow me to do so. Please remove it from Wikipedia permanently because someone was trying to be funny and I don't like it.

Thank you,

Husan Sharif — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:403:102:2B40:DB8:3089:2513:F4F6 (talk) 08:49, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

More than one editor seems to have claimed to be the subject of the article. The only reference is an invalid parked URL. Do we delete this article as a hoax? Dbfirs 09:11, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • If the article Husan Sharif is somewhat accurate, we do not care that today there are other homonyms. However, as Dbfirs say, right now the only link leads to a white page, and searching for sources in English pops up many contemporary homonyms.
Msoraimi is the author of that article as well as Alrashed Sahoubah. Do you have any source about the articles you create? TigraanClick here to contact me 09:22, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Reason for Deletion of an external linkEdit

Hi, My name is Anuragnath12345. I edited certain links in the wikipedia pages but it got deleted. I am new to this collaborative editing work and i feel that i was unfairly treated here. The page was based on Mycorrhiza and i provided an external link to Mycorrhiza Information Center which is a free to use website just like wikipedia website mainly for researchers in the field of Mycorrhiza.We are just disseminating information but it got deleted from a page on Mycorrhiza. The other external links currently visible in the page is also being given external link and they all look like paid advertisements. Mohammed hijri and Mycorwiki. all look like paid. I was just trying to give information on Mycorrhiza. Have anyone checked the site yet.i guess not. you just deleted because i associate with that group. we don't have a wiki page yet which i propose tomake in the near future. Kindly guide me where i was wrong.because the administrator who deleted and sent me the message didn't specify the reason for those website links to be there in the first place.The platform should be fair and i didn't advertise but rather wanted people to see the information center. This is just information based on a free website related to the field only. Teri -organisation name and the external link i gave- Mycorrhiza Network — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anuragnath12345 (talkcontribs) 09:45, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

We don't like lots of external links here on Wikipedia, and the fact that your addition was marked as a minor edit wouldn't go down well with other editors. Minor edits are spelling corrections etc. I don't know whether the link you added could be regarded as a WP:Reliable source. Who checks the content? Wikipedia doesn't regard itself as a reliable source. Do you have some connection with the website to which you linked? Dbfirs 11:11, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

A user apparently working under two namesEdit

A user, who has repeatedly been editing on article People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) under user name Vif12vf (like here on 13 April 11:54), after being addressed by me on the talk page connected to that article (in the context of an edit disagreement between him and me) started discussing on that talk page (15 April) under a different name. That is to say: someone signed a posting on that talk page as Tiberius Jarsve, while the talk page revision history tells that that posting was entered by user Vif12vf.
What is the proper and polite way for me to react on ‘this user’/'these users'/this situation? Do I consider and treat 'them' as one user or as two users? If the answer is 'two users': how do I directly, personally, contact Tiberius Jarsve when he seems to not have a personal user talk page? --Corriebertus (talk) 10:34, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

See WP:SIG#CustomSig. This explains everything.-- Toddy1 (talk) 12:32, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Submission editEdit

Hello there,

I made an edit putting a profile together for Carl Thompson. However, in my notices I see that the photos are being nominated for deletion.

I'm not sure if it is the photo or the actual bio of Carl Thompson that wasn't accepted or both. Is anyone available to help me with this please?

Many thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Davepastor (talkcontribs) 11:04, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

For clarity, the files are over on Commons see this and this - X201 (talk) 11:51, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

@Davepastor: It's only the photos which are nominated for deletion at commons:Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Davepastor. Commons logs do not show you created a page at the English Wikipedia. I have mentioned this and added one of the photos to User:Davepastor/sandbox. This page has not been reviewed or submitted for review. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:15, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Marcia HafifEdit

Could someone be so kind to enter her deathdate into the block at the right part of the site? I tried, but didn't get how to do it. Kind regards, --Gyanda (talk) 12:18, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

You just need to add the "death_date=" into the infobox, I have done it for you so have a look at the article to see how it was done. MilborneOne (talk) 12:48, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Editing additng topicsEdit

I am wondering what has to be done to edit pages as it seems to be very strict.

For example, I worked to tannoy for 4 years and held the historical documentation (still do) and actually edited/the wiki page when I worked there. I no longer have my work account email address as the company was bought over. why was it rejected? — Preceding unsigned comment added by David.A.R.Lai (talkcontribs) 13:00, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Hey David.A.R.Lai. Your edit was probably reverted at least in part because you did not include a citation to a reliable published source to indicate where the information came from. Content on Wikipedia needs to be based on sources that can be verified by readers, which usually means things like newspapers, magazines and books, and not things like primary historical documents you may personally posses, or things like personal correspondence. GMGtalk 13:20, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Your edit [4] looks incoherent to me. Try to write proper English, don't use all caps in names, and include a published reliable source. See Help:Referencing for beginners. Your personal knowledge cannot be used in Wikipedia. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:24, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Automatic links to Commons categoriesEdit

As I have been creating categories and adding them to webpages, I have noticed that sometimes there's a link to the cateogry in the left-side column of a page: In other projects/Wikimedia Commons (example:,_Queensland). How exactly is this created?
When I added the category to wikidata item, it didn't show up (maybe it takes time to propagate), but it did show up after I added the category link directly to the wikipage (but then it would be somewhat redundant). On the other hand, there are pages which have the link on a page, but this thing in the left column does not appear (example:
I am asking so that I do not waste time manually adding things that may be created automatically, or adding redundant stuff.
Are some wikidata items filled automatically? Can, for example, a category link being added to a wikipage, be picked up into wikidata, without a human having to writew it in? JiriMatejicek (talk) 13:19, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Hey JiriMatejicek. I don't know very much about Wikidata, but the box you see in the left hand corner is created using {{commonscat|PAGENAME}}. As far as I'm aware, this has to be added manually, and if I were to guess, is probably missing from several hundreds of thousands, if not millions of articles at present. GMGtalk 13:23, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Sorry if I wasn't clear enough - {{commonscat|PAGENAME}} is added manually (and I do it frequently) as a part of the wikipage text. The item in question is in the grey area on the left, i.e. not part of the page itself - it's among the automatically added links. JiriMatejicek (talk) 13:45, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
"In other projects" in the left pane of Swanbank, Queensland is an unrelated feature to "Wikimedia Commons has media related to" at the bottom right of Swanbank, Queensland. A page can have either or both. "In other projects" is added at Wikidata. Try clicking "Wikidata item" in the left pane of the desktop site, or search Wikidata for an existing item. A Wikidata item will automatically add links to all pages listed in the item. See Help:Interlanguage links. A newly created page may have no Wikidata item yet. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:36, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
So, to avoid redundant links, it is better to put the commons category in the wikidata, instead of the wikipage, and it will show up eventually (perhaps with a delay)? JiriMatejicek (talk) 13:47, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Incidentally PrimeHunter, you reckon it would be possible to generate a list of pages that have ILLs but no EL template? Something like that could be handy to have around...or even to request a bot to sort through. GMGtalk 13:40, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
A bot should certainly be able to do it but I'm not a bot coder. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:43, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Hey JiriMatejicek. As for right now, it's best to do both, since the template in external links is generally more accessible to readers than the inter language link in the sidebar. I would however be interested to know what the other Prime thought of the feasibility of a bot would be though. GMGtalk 13:53, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, not going to be much help here, as I try to avoid WikiData (from an "I can't be arsed to figure it out" perspective more than anything). Primefac (talk) 15:45, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Dr. Subramanian Swamy - Mentioned as best economist and lawyer of IndiaEdit

Think that Dr. Subramanian Swamy is not lawyer by profession in India, so it can be edited accordingly in the site.

Thanks & Regards Ravi Chennai, India — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:46, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Done. Gandalf61 (talk) 15:36, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Error with photoEdit

Hello, while creating the page "Tupelo Game Days", I was prompted that the photo of our logo was not acceptable and it needed to be taken "with my own camera". I paid for the logo to be created and I own all the rights to it's use, why can I not upload a .jpg of it?

Thanks, Derek — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tupelogamedays (talkcontribs) 15:21, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

It's difficult to help without a link to the image or the article and "Tupelo Game Days" doesn't show up either. This edit is your only edit anywhere on any Wikimedia Project, did you use a different login? or were you not logged in when you uploaded them?. - X201 (talk) 15:33, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Hello, Tupelogamedays. If you indeed own the copyright to the logo, then you may indeed upload it to Commons and use it in a Wikipedia article - provided you are willing to license it irrevocably under a licence such as CC-BY-SA, which will allow anybody to alter or reuse it for any purpose, commercial or not, as long as they attribute it correctly. I doubt you will be willing to do that; but Wikipedia will not normally accept images that are not licensed in that way.
However, for logos, there is often another possibility: if the use meets all the criteria in NFCC, then it may be uploaded to Wikipedia (not to Commons) as a non-free image (and the owner's permission is not required or sought). One of the conditions is that the image is used in at least one main-space article, so don't try to do this until there is an article for it to go in. Please see WP:LOGO for more information.
On another subject, please note that your user name is probably not acceptable (user names which suggest that they represent organisations are not allowed: see WP:ORGNAME): you should either change it or (since you have made no edits except this one) abandon it and create an account which is personal to you (you do not have to use your real name: I do, but many editors use pseudonyms). Also, if you are planning to edit anything in any way connected with Tupelo Game Days, you need to read about conflict of interest, to understand why you are discouraged from editing it directly, and should declare your involvement (you must do so if you are in any way paid to do this). --ColinFine (talk) 15:41, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

New Fake News PagesEdit

It would be great to get some lists started for fake news sites representing news for Financial, Science, and Health markets... (the way yall did with political ones) Thanks for your time.

Do it BIG out there,

Dolo Heinrich — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1003:B86A:AA9F:B044:356:1DDD:BB6B (talk) 15:39, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

editing a pageEdit

Avicii died and he is heavily protected from being edited can you left it or edited it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by EvilRedLion (talkcontribs) 17:44, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

@EvilRedLion: You can make an edit request at Talk:Avicii, using the instructions at Wikipedia:Edit requests. Make sure that your request follows one of these formats:
  • "please change X to Y because (reason)"
  • "add A between B and C because (reason)"
  • "remove (text) because (reason)."
Blank requests will be removed and requests without sufficient reason will not be carried out. Ian.thomson (talk) 17:59, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Definitions from textbooksEdit

Is it allowed to use a sentence long definition verbatim from a textbook with a reference if the rest of the content is said in author's own words? Vs6507 18:04, 20 April 2018 (UTC)