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June 10Edit

Help with the constant deletion of the page "Yewande Sadiku"Edit

Hi, I need help with putting up an article on the subject "Yewande Sadiku" without it being deleted again for reasons that I don't think are fair.

One of the reasons I have received is "copyright infringement" and I wasn't aware a blog copied my content word for word and even after trying to contact them for permission just to et the article up, I received no response from them.

Another reason is it not being notable enough, which I would like to disagree with because she has been involved in a couple of things with references to back up, showing that she's notable.

The last occurrence was the article getting locked for reasons such as "putting up a content that is similar to the previously deleted" even when I have changed my content entirely and severally with fresh information and no obvious sign of similar content. Please help with writing it better and making Wikipedia more suitable for readers. Thanks.RedCard3 (talk)

@RedCard3: First of all, I am not an administrator, so I cannot check deleted revisions, but lets start by talking about how you see the story. If I understand you correctly, you want to tell me this:
  1. Pat-Bassey Charles (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) create Yewande Sadiku (log entry
  2. The text appears on [1]
  3. The Wikipedia article is deleted as a copyright infringment of said site (log entry
  4. Pat-Bassey Charles (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) create a new version (log entry)
  5. On December 21st, its deleted after [[]] (log entry)
  6. Rockdigital (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) creates a new version (log entry)
  7. On May 22, its deleted both under G4 and G12 (log entry)
  8. On June 5th, another version gets deleted (log entry), without creation logs
This brings up two questions:
  1. Why are there several accounts involved in article creation? Are they all you?
  2. Do I have all important timestamps? (In particular, was this text published elsewhere where I haven't found it yet?)
Note that this is a complicated question. Victor Schmidt (talk) 08:36, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
RedCard3, I would recommend reading Help:Your first article, Wikipedia:Notability#General notability guideline and Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing if you have not done so already. Yewande Sadiku shows a deletion history with reasons and suggests "If you are recreating a page similar to the previously deleted page, or are unsure, please first contact the user(s) who performed the action(s) listed below." To avoid the article being deleted you need to resolve the notability and copyright issues. If you disagree with multiple administrators on notability and copyright policies, you probably don't sufficiently understand the policies. TSventon (talk) 08:56, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
corrected a spelling mistake in my original post Victor Schmidt (talk) 17:33, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

How to create columns that order list items correctly on mobileEdit

I've looked over the various column templates but if a way to do this exist I've missed it. What i would like to do is create a list of items in 2 columns that are ordered like this:

    1 | 2
    3 | 4
    5 |

when the display is wide enough to support 2 side by side columns but maintains it's order when the page is adjusted for thinner mobile browsers. Desired mobile behavior:


What happens:


If anyone knows how to mark this up I would really appreciate the knowledge. Gamer9678 (talk) 07:32, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

@Gamer9678: does {{Columns-list}} not work? That seems to describe the intended behaviour - spread out into multiple columns of minimum width colwidth if there is space, otherwise single-column; all the while preserving the specified order of the items. (This is the same behaviour as in, e.g., {{reflist}}). Looks like it is supposed to work on mobile. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 16:01, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
@Elmidae: It doesn't seem to for me. For 1 I'm having issues using templates inside of it (see desktop test here), where the uneven column length causes one of the templates to be cut in half. It also doesn't seem to solve my ordering problem. {{Columns-list}} behavior is to order its items like so:
   1 | 4
   2 | 5
   3 |
which will correctly convert for mobile. If I manually arrange the items to get my desired left to right reading order on desktop the list will be out of order on mobile the same as using {{col-begin}}. See current revision of Softball at the 2020 Summer Olympics#Matches. Gamer9678 (talk) 16:50, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
@Gamer9678: oh, I see. Misread the desired order. Yeah, that's somewhat non-standard - I don't think there is a template that can, in essence, put every n-th entry into column n. You may be out of luck there. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 18:10, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

How do I find the content of a delated pageEdit

I painstakingly posted a biography in my sandbox... It was flagged for deletion, before I could back it up to my computer it was deleted. Kindly help me find a away to copy its content to enable me edit it for correction and republishing.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eleonu (talkcontribs) 09:53, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Eleonu Wikipedia is not a place for people to tell the world about themselves and what they do or post your resume. As an encyclopedia, Wikipedia is interested in what independent reliable sources say about you, not what you want to say about yourself- showing how you meet the special Wikipedia definition of a notable person. If you must have the text, a copy can be emailed to you if you add your email address to your Preferences(do not post it publicly, for your protection), but you will need to make radical changes to have any chance of it being accepted. Please read Your First Article and the autobiography policy. 331dot (talk) 09:57, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for your response Talk:331dot. Well noted and Fair. I will read up Wikipedias the definition of a notable person - I presume I will qualify based on my career and outcome of my engagements. However, until then kindly email the content of the deleted biography to my email address - (redacted) (No spaces). It will be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Eleonu As I said, do not post your email address publicly, please add it to your Preferences(under "user profile") and enable others to send you email through Wikipedia(also in Preferences). 331dot (talk) 10:39, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

How to request infobox revision?Edit

I believe that changes to the current format of Infobox professional wrestler is necessary. I have detailed my suggestions extensively on the talk page as of three days ago. I am aware that there is a way to officially request an infobox revision. How do I do so? Or alternatively, is it too early to request this revision and if so, when is the appropriate time?— Preceding unsigned comment added by Holidayruin (talkcontribs)

Holidayruin If you check that talkpage, your changes are currently being discussed to gain WP:CONSENSUS on whether to do them. Feel free to participate in the discussion there. But they likely won't be implemented until people agree they're needed, which may take time- Wikipedia has no deadlines for things to be done urgently. Joseph2302 (talk) 10:23, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Vicky a common Finnish male name?Edit

I believe a cited source in Kake (comics) is wrong. The article states: "In early appearances Mike was named Vicky, a common Finnish male name." According to the article's writer User:Morgan695, the cited source says: "He tried out a blonde man named Vicky – a common male name in Finland – who was quickly renamed Mike."

Well I am Finnish myself and speak Finnish natively and can say that Vicky has never been a common name in Finland, least of all male. The writer of the source was probably thinking of Viki, which is a somewhat common Finnish male name, but spelled it out wrong. This can be supported by discussion over at the Finnish Wikipedia (in Finnish): fi:Wikipedia:Kahvihuone (kysy vapaasti)#Vicky.

What should be done to the article? Does the source have to be cited as it is, or should the article be fixed so that it mentions the writer was thinking of Viki, not Vicky? JIP | Talk 16:05, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

@JIP: Perhaps use {{sic}} to indicate that it is a misspelling in the source. RudolfRed (talk) 17:15, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
I added {{sic|Vicky|expected=Viki}} to let editors know the writer of the source probably meant "Viki" instead of "Vicky". JIP | Talk 20:20, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
@JIP: I would expect the quoted author to be familiar with the work they were introducing, so the character name is likely to be correct. Perhaps it means "a blonde man named Vicky – a common male name [spelt Viki] in Finland". Perhaps if this thread is copied to the article talk page, a better source may turn up eventually. TSventon (talk) 21:07, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Issue uploading ImageEdit


I am the owner of the artwork and I am trying to upload it to a post though I keep getting told " We could not determine whether this file is suitable for Wikimedia Commons. Please only upload photos that you took yourself with your camera, or see what else is acceptable. See the guide to make sure the file is acceptable and learn how to upload it on Wikimedia Commons."

The file is in good standards, is the correct information, and I own the rights to upload it. Why can't I get this too work>

Also when I clicked on the links this error message gives me it just brings me to a the home page and not the info that I need to look up to fix this issue. I can't even shoe you the message because the nI try to attach it I'm just told the same issue basically

Please help and thank you, Ray

Also asked at the Teahouse. Please only ask in one place. RudolfRed (talk) 17:16, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

How to add historical photographs that are in public domainEdit

  Courtesy link: c:Special:AbuseLog/8249511

I am editing an existing article on a 19th century historical person. There are numerous copies and some original photographs of him and his work, which are available in many published works, copies or originals in the possession of his descendants (from whom I have permission to make use of any or all historic pictures concerning their ancestor), in several archives, and displayed in museums. Some may be originals, but nobody claims "ownership" of these. Apart from a single photo attributed to a small school museum, I cannot find any on Wikipedia Commons. Wikipedia editorbot would not let me add any of these pictures. How to get through this "great wikifirewall"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mackayfan (talkcontribs) 19:14, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

@Mackayfan: A couple of notes: 1) When you want to upload something as public domamin, make sure that you actually select a public domain license - {{CC-BY-SA 4.0}} is not among them. 2) The more interesting question is, when was the phot first published and by whom? In general, I reccommend that you use the upload wizard on Commons (for public domain and freely licensed files) or our upload wizard (for files only useable under fair use) Victor Schmidt (talk) 19:38, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

How to add more information in occupation column of bio infoboxEdit

I want to add some more information in occupation column(bio infobox ) of Thomas F. Frist Jr. article. I want to add "physician" along with "businessman". How to deal with this problem?2409:4064:A9F:AC77:0:0:1458:48A0 (talk) 19:30, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Try Template:Hlist: {{hlist|businessman|physician}}. TSventon (talk) 21:26, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
I have added "physician" in occupation column but still the problem exists. Please have a look.2409:4064:2E04:8CA1:0:0:F24A:D40D (talk) 04:12, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
  Fixed with this edit. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:19, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

My Wikipedia page disappearedEdit

I hired (Redacted) to help me create my wikipedia page:

The page was up and running a few weeks ago, but now when I try to go to it, I get the message:

 The article that you're looking for doesn't exist.

Can you please help me understand what is going on? Did I get ripped off by Tamsin. Please find below the original email she used to contact me about using her services. BTW, I emailed her about this and have not heard back from her.

Thanks, Scott Smolka Scottsmolka (talk) 22:31, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

I checked your Wikipedia declined draft;

I am an experienced Wikipedian. I will do online research and rewrite the content in an encyclopedic tone, format the draft according to Wikipedia guidelines and get it approved, I will forward the final draft for you to review before submitting it.

Kindly reply for more details.

Best regards, (Redacted)

You got scammed. —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 22:32, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
More specifically, they blanked the draft or otherwise requested it be deleted under the G7 speedy criterion (author requests deletion) are a user who's been banned from Wikipedia. There is a reason we strongly discourage paying for a Wikipedia article, and situations like this are why. —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 22:35, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
@Scottsmolka: I wouldn't trust anything they said, including their name and gender. They broke the policies Wikipedia:Sockpuppetry and Wikipedia:Paid-contribution disclosure. The article was deleted when their abuse was discovered. I'm an administrator and can view deleted pages. They made miminal improvements to your draft and used an account against policy to create it directly in the encyclopedia without submitting it for approval. They probably knew a submission was likely to be declined like your draft. If they told you it had been approved, they lied. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:29, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
Basically, Scottsmolka, you should never need to pay someone to create an article about you. If you are notable by Wikipedia's standards, it is very likely an article about you will be written. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 23:44, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
Absolutely. Ideally, one should never ask for, or even wait for, a Wikipedia article about oneself. Wikipedia editors create articles about topics they are interested in themselves, which has no relation to what their subjects think. Ideally, an article about Scott Smolka is no different than an article about water. Both are topics some Wikipedia editor (not necessarily the same one) is interested in. JIP | Talk 01:41, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

June 11Edit

Add “age guide” field in game infoboxEdit

While trying to find age guide for video games as a parent, I noted that the age info is not an available field in the Game infobox. The idea is to add the industry guide, e.g., ESRB ratings, in the infobox. Is it possible? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rynh (talkcontribs)

@Rynh: Assuming this is about {{Infobox video game}}, you can go to the template's talk page and propose the addition of a new parameter. (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.)Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 05:44, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Exactly what I’m looking for, thank you Tenryuu for the guidance.-- (talk) 13:41, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Looking at the talk history on that page, it looks like they had age ratings, but removed them many years ago. An issue seemed to be what countries to include (as different countries have different age ratings): Template talk:Infobox video game/Archive 12#Age Ratings. That short discussion is 8 years old though, so probably still worth asking there. Joseph2302 (talk) 13:46, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Right… And I would think we should list all available, rather than leave blank. Thank you Joseph2302. --Rynh (talk) 13:52, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
There's also the matter that the ESRB is not the only rating board out there. It may shock you to learn this, OP, but we have readers that aren't based in North America, and they'd (more like than not) want to be looking for the equivalents for their home country, be that PEGI, CERO, OFLC or what have you. —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 21:32, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Splitting headacheEdit

I've split List of celebrities with advanced degrees into List of artists and entertainers with advanced degrees and List of athletes with advanced degrees per the discussion/hemi-semi-demi-consensus at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of celebrities with advanced degrees. The problem is how do I retain the edit history (and the related question, what happens to the original article)? Clarityfiend (talk) 03:55, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

@Clarityfiend: From what I remember from splitting COVID-19 articles almost a year ago, the original page is renamed into one of the two new articles via a move, and the other article is created under a different title, with attribution being provided to the original title. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 05:46, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
@Clarityfiend: See Wikipedia:Splitting#How_to_properly_split_an_article. Your edit summary for the new article will contain a link to the article the content came from. Perhaps the original could be become a dab page that lists the two new articles as choices. RudolfRed (talk) 05:50, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
I did link to the original list in the initial edit comments for the new lists, so maybe the best thing to do is just redirect to the artists and entertainers list, as they are more likely to be considered celebrities than sports figures? Clarityfiend (talk) 06:03, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

My ArticleEdit

Hi guys, The Wikipedia page I created is not published. It's been more than 2 weeks since I published. May I know when will my article gets published

You didn't publish anything. You created an article in your sandbox only - User talk:Shabarish Gudisi/sandbox. You should probably move it over to WP:Drafts and submit it for review. FYI, the wait time there is a lot longer than two weeks. Clarityfiend (talk) 06:06, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
But, Shabarish Gudisi, it will be a waste of everybody's time if you submit it for review unless you sort out the references. Please note that Wikipedia is not interested in what the subject of an article says or wants to say about themselves, or what their associates say about them. Wikipedia is only interested in what people who have no connection with the subject, and who have not been prompted or fed information on behalf of the subject, have chosen to publish about the subject in reliable sources. Judging from the titles and URLs it looks to me as if only one of your sources is either reliably published or independent of the subject - and that one (Times of India) does not mention Akella even once. Please read your first article, WP:BLP, and WP:CITE, and look for the sources that are required to establish notability. If you can find some, then you will probably need to throw away what you have written, forget everything you know about Akella, and start again, writing about only what you find in the independent sources. (If you can't find the sources, then you'll know not to spend any more time on a pointless exercise). --ColinFine (talk) 14:04, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Paintings (no header or question)Edit

Paintings — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2400:adc1:125:6a00:ddfc:251e:7802:c72e (talkcontribs) 2021-06-11T07:37:16 (UTC)

Author with many pseudonymsEdit

How to {{cite book}} for author , has, but no wikipedia article, yet with many pseudonyms for the same book, for different editions, she also wrote a book about Benito Mussolini...

.... 0mtwb9gd5wx (talk) 07:11, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
There's no obvious right or wrong answer: I would just cite the author credited in the copy you consulted, 0mtwb9gd5wx. --ColinFine (talk) 14:10, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Table information on a pageEdit


The information on pages for specific churches list "Administration" details in a table on the right. See example on the following page, St Mary's Church, Hemel Hempstead

I was curious is there is a total table with all the information included into for all parishes, deanery, diocese and provences in the church of england that this information is drawn from or is it in the code on each single page?


Devin — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deving1334 (talkcontribs) 08:27, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Deving1334 in St Mary's Church, Hemel Hempstead the parishe, deanery, diocese and province is in the code on the page. Click edit source to check. TSventon (talk) 10:09, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Problem with IABotEdit

I've run this mny times, but when I ran it today on Storer College, I got a red box saying I was blocked from editing. Why, and what to do about it?

I saved a screen shot, you can see it here.

deisenbe (talk) 10:31, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Deisenbe, this is something of a known issue - see phab:T274050. You are not blocked, it's a bug in IABot. firefly ( t · c ) 10:33, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Company articleEdit

Hey guys,

I've got a task to create a page for our company as many of our competitors has their own pages on Wikipedia. Would you be able to guide me through the process, please?— Preceding unsigned comment added by KaneHa (talkcontribs)

KaneHa I would suggest that you not attempt to create an article(not just a "page") about your company. Creating a new article is hard for editors unaffiliated with the subject, as you have a severe conflict of interest and are a paid editor(which you must formally disclose per the Terms of Use, click for instructions), it is even harder for you to write one. To merit an article, your company must recieve significant coverage in independent reliable sources that have chosen on their own to provide it(no press releases or annoucements of routine business activities), showing how it meets the special Wikipedia definition of a notable company. It is usually very hard for company representatives to summarize only what others say about the company; Wikipedia is not interested in what a company wants to say about itself, because you can do that on your own website. That your competitors merit articles does not automatically mean that your company does too, please read other stuff exists. It depends on the sources. It could also be that your competitors do not merit articles, but that those have not been addressed by volunteer editors.
If your company truly merits a Wikipedia article, independent editors will take note of it in independent sources and choose on their own to write about it. Trying to force the issue doesn't usually work. Also note that a Wikipedia article is not necessarily desirable. 331dot (talk) 12:10, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Note also, KaneHa, that not one of your competitors "have their own pages". Wikipedia may have articles about them, but the articles do not belong to them, are not for their benefit, and do not necessarily say what they want them to say. --ColinFine (talk) 14:14, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
And have not necessarily been written by them in the first place, but probably by completely unconnected and uninvolved editors who simply don't care about the OP's task to write a Wikipedia article. JIP | Talk 14:23, 11 June 2021 (UTC)


Hi, I am new to Wikipedia, I am trying to create an article on a close person to me but for some reason it does the let me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ninjagokfc (talkcontribs)

@Ninjagokfc: New users can't directly create articles in mainspace. You should read Your first article, and understand that the subject you want to write an article about must be notable by Wikipedia's standards. Your closeness with the person could be considered a conflict of interest, and might need to be declared. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 14:38, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

I committed (perhaps) a mistake. How to solve this?Edit

Hi. I created 2021 Ghana gay arrests but I checked and there's ReleaseThe21 which is shorter and has some problems about the same issue. What should be done? I beg pardon for not checking thoroughly enough to see that it already existed in some sort of way, though very difficult to find. Hope to be helped. Thanks. CoryGlee (talk) 15:52, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Merge the two articles. I will put merging templates on them. Sungodtemple (talk) 16:00, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Sungodtemple, Hi and thank you my friend, though, I'm afraid that my article, which does not use bare URLs and is more thorough on background will get lost into the other article. How does the merge in this case work? Regards. CoryGlee (talk) 16:09, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
CoryGlee A merge is done by someone reading both articles, and adding information that is in one but not the other to the destination article, then redirecting the extra article to the merged article and putting templates on the talk pages for attribution purposes. They should ensure consistent citation styles and such at that time. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:29, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Oh nice then thx. CoryGlee (talk) 16:39, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

getting verified.Edit

I have my cell phone listed as my contact source However when customers want to buy something I an't get the code on my phone. I went on to verify it and when i put the number in it said this phone had too many user sources. Its the only phonei have. what am i suppose to do.the want me to give them another phone number. I only have one cell phone. I am totaly confused. There seems to be nobody to call about this matter. I have lost several sales because my number cant be verified.

This is the Wikipedia help desk. We answer questions about how to use Wikipedia. We can't help you with your cell phone; you may wish to contact your cell phone provider. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 22:13, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeEdit

Is ref number 28 viable - it's not the Daily Mail. Thanks for help please remove if not OK.

Please clarify your question. The link in ref 28 goes to the Daily Mail, but it also says it is from "Mail on Sunday". Is it supposed to link somewhere else? Mail on Sunday is also not reliable, per WP:MAILONSUNDAY. RudolfRed (talk) 23:55, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
@Srbernadette: I undid your edit that added that source. You can fix it yourself next time by going to page history and clicking the "undo" link for the edit you want to remove. RudolfRed (talk) 00:01, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

June 12Edit

remove contributes from profileEdit

is there any way to remove my contributes from my user profile, so that it doesn't show i was the one who contributed?

@Tanpug: If you are leaving Wikipedia, you can request to WP:VANISH which will obscure your edits. You only have one other edit from this account, though. RudolfRed (talk) 00:10, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
@Tanpug: Aside from the above method, there isn't; Wikipedia requires that all edits be attributable to someone (i.e., you). If, for example, you've inadvertently divulged personal information, you can contact Oversight in those cases. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 04:20, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Having trouble getting my article startedEdit

Hello, I'm trying to link most of the projects linked to my name attached so i can have my article published but i cant seem to find where to submit?

@Thardy1094: This is the only edit I see from your account (per Special:Contributions/Thardy1094). If you are working on a draft please link to it. RudolfRed (talk) 02:42, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

@RudolfRed i dont know how any of this works but here is the link — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thardy1094 (talkcontribs) 06:20, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

@Thardy1094: (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.) I have added a submit button to your draft, see also Wikipedia:So you made a userspace draft. IMDB is not considered a reliable source 06:33, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
@Thardy1094: I notice that your draft has been moved to Draft:Terrence Hardy Jr., and it has been submitted for review. There is a waiting period for reviews, and in the meantime you might like to fix some problems with the article so it has the best chance. There is a reference to IMDb right at the beginning before the text starts - that is pointless. Each reference should be placed just after the specific claim(s) it supports. Otherwise it is not clear why it is there.
Speaking of references, the article needs more in-depth coverage in reliable sources to show that the subject is really notable. IMDb does not count for that because people can write their own entries. The only other reference currently is a very fleeting mention in a cast list. To show that Hardy is notable, collect the very best references: the books that have been written about him, the in-depth articles devoted to him in major newspapers and magazines, etc. - then construct the article to summarize what those references say about him. Anything not sourced from such a reference should be removed.
Finally, please be clear that it is not "your article". If you have a connection to the subject (which one might suspect) then you should read Wikipedia:Autobiography to understand why this is strongly discouraged, and what actions you MUST take to manage the inherent Conflict of Interest.--Gronk Oz (talk) 07:47, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

About 'Edit Warring'Edit

Hi. My English is not good, so if you can't understand, please ask me again below.

It's a warring about Bill Dickey. From his nickname, he's like a NYY fan. This person undid all my contributions. I wanted to have some talk with this guy, but he ignored me. I left a message on his user page, but I couldn't get a reply.

He gave me only one reason. "See other examples." That means 'See other examples of other NYY players I wrote.'. Does this make sense? He ignored me and secretly removed my contribution again four months later because he thought I was no longer active here. It's very unpleasant.

I don't want to see this man undo my contribution without any grounds. What should I do? (talk) 10:13, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Hello 221, and welcome to Wikipedia. Per [2], it seems you and Yankees10 are (slowly) WP:EDITWARRING about something, which of you is right I have no idea. You reached out at User_talk:Yankees10#Please_don't_remove_my_contribution_for_no_reason. in February which was the right thing to do. Afaict you didn't get a response, I don't know why.
Since there has been no discussion at Talk:Bill Dickey since February, I suggest you start a new thread about this (what you want in the article and why) there. You can also ask for more input at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Baseball (something like There is a discussion about X at Y, your help is welcome.). If this doesn't lead to a solution, see WP:DR. Hope this helps. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 11:49, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
  • What is this garbage? You are literally removing info without any reasonable reason. Vandalism get reverted sorry-- Yankees10 17:41, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
@Yankees10: it's clear from the edit history that is editing in good faith. This seems to be a difference of opinion about whether a coach's wins should be included in the infobox, or something like that. I don't know or actually much care who is right, but please do not call good faith edits "vandalism". That is entirely inappropriate, and not a good way to engage collaboratively. 221 did explain their reasoning in at least two places, on your talk page last February, as well as on the article talk page. You did not reply to the message on your talk page or participate in the discussion on the article talk page, so you should explain your position on the article talk page now, rather than dismissing their edits as "vandalism" and making false claims that they have provided no reason for their edits. CodeTalker (talk) 23:00, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
@Yankees10: I didn't expect "What is this garbage" to be the first word I could get from you. Anyway, thank you for your first response. I'm not garbage and I just want to know the logical reason why my edits should be removed. If my edits are ignored again for no reason next time again, I have no choice but to request on page WP:DR. (talk) 01:39, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
And... I was an editor who contributed more than 18,000 times, about three years in another language, and I left the site 4 years ago because I hated that language community. What I'm trying to say is that I'm more of a person who knows Wikipedia's policies a little, not a Newbie who's edited only 20 times. I know what "Vandalism in Wikipedia" is, but I've never done it.
It doesn't matter if you call me garbage, but I know that the most important thing in Wikipedia is conversation, and I hope it's done in Wikipedia's right procedures rather than a wasteful editorial war. (talk) 02:57, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Talk:Women in the BibleEdit

Can someone who is good at archiving please fix so the archives are visible and searchable on the talkpage. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 11:26, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

I'm trying to fix this, Gråbergs Gråa Sång. It looks like someone put in the wrong parameters, so the archives were numbered 4, 5, etc. This may take a bit to fix. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 19:05, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
This should now be   Done. Ping me if there are any further issues. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 19:21, 12 June 2021 (UTC)


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My captcha is not clear

Is this a Captcha to access Wikipedia? This is otherwise the wrong place to ask this question. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 17:18, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
Hello, IP user. I'm afraid that anything to do with how the software works - such as the captcha - is unlikely to get much help here, as this desk is frequented by people who know about editing Wikipedia, not about the software. You could try posting at WP:VPT, which is a more appropriate place. It may make a difference what you are trying to do that elicits the Captcha: see Special:CAPTCHA. --ColinFine (talk) 17:20, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Christian Eriksen Wikipedia page - some obscene photos in itEdit

Christian Eriksen Wikipedia page - some obscene photos in it

Unfortunately vandals have tried to circumvent the protection implemented on his page by adding obscene images at the source images hosted at Commons. Admins there have already been notified and a number of his images have already been protected. Kosack (talk) 18:26, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

About publishing an articleEdit


I published an article about my client cam you please confirm and make it public. It has been 7 days already but nothing yet

Regards, Edris — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ediweb1 (talkcontribs)

@Ediweb1: You have not submitted the draft for review. I have added a button that allows you to do so, but please remember this is the English Wikipedia, and not the Spanish one. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 23:27, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
Also Ediweb1, does your client have any notability? Disclose that you have a WP:COI on your user page. TigerScientist Chat > contribs 01:40, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

June 13Edit


This ropeway accident killed four people and injured eight. It occurred on March 4, 1979. The details were never put into the record. I have a copy of the complete story as published by the Chicago Tribune Press Service. The newsprint is hard to decipher, but I have a clear, printed transcript. I would be happy to mail it (USPS) to Wikipedia or the appropriate individual; someone who is interested and knows how the archives on Ropeway Accidents is managed. Just send the address to my email address or phone me at (970)945-0251.