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Doesn't work when JavaScript is turn'd offEdit

I often work with JavaScript turn'd off, and when I tried to use this to request a dispute resolution all I got was the message "Can't see anything? Please make sure the Form for filing disputes at the dispute resolution noticeboard gadget is enabled in your preferences." I suspected it was due to my turning off JavaScript, so I turn'd it back on and hit Ctrl-r to refresh. That didn't help. I found that I had to hit Ctrl-F5 which in my browser (Firefox) does a more thorough refresh (I don't really know what the difference is). Could you add a message telling people to try that (after making sure JavaScript is turned on)? Eric Kvaalen (talk) 08:52, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Fake edits and changing of info with a source.Edit

Little Mix's Summer Hits Tour support acts keeps getting fake edits. A user keeps adding a band called 'Broken Witt Rebels' into the info box when they're not actually supporting. Not only that but the info about the support acts that have a source are being incorrectly changed. I keep editing it back but obviously don't want to get banned for being in an edit war even though i'm just correcting.

Can the page be temporarily locked or something?

Thanks! MW2018 (talk) 22:00, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

@MW2018: you need to follow the instructions at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard if you want to request dispute resolution.

Dispute with a supervisoranEdit

So I have a disput going on for a few days with a Bahasa Melayu supervisor. The name is Yosri. He claimed that my article is non-verifiable and not-noticeable. He even claimed that all of my sources are outdated articles but almost all articles are quite recent. Could you check Center this page? The dispute is going on in the Malay version.

I just want to know if the English version is verifiable and noticeable. I've tried to stick to only facts that I can found in my school's website and online news source. I've tried to be as neutral as possible.

P/S : Yes, I do have a conflict of interest in this article. I've tried to limit that as much as possible.

Another one, do you know like how to make articles about school according to Wikipedia policy? That would be immensly helpful. Slainthayer (talk) 02:14, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Better formatting neededEdit

The formatting for this page displays very weirdly, and it'd be nice if someone with access to the needed permissions could fix it. - Sdkb (talk) 19:29, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Rejection of changes by a family memberEdit

I want to know why the edits we have made to my father in laws page listing the date and location of his death keep getting removed. As he was a world renowned scientist, this is one of the only ways we have of letting the community know of his passing. Regarding: Eyvind H. Wichmann.

This is greatly aggravating our grieving process and, in addition, has so far forced me to create this account that I do not want.

Margaret Sumner-Wichmann Sumnerwichmann (talk) 03:06, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi Sumnerwichmann, I'm the one removing the information - I've left a much more detailed message on your talk page regarding this, and also on the talk page of the IP address who added the information second. Unfortunately, it's unsourced contentious information about a living or recently deceased person - so we really do need a published, reliable source for this such as an obituary. Unfortunately, it sounds like you're trying to use Wikipedia to announce the death, but we're not an announcement site - we only report what has already been written by other people about a subject. stwalkerster (sock | talk) 09:38, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Ubort RiverEdit

In an article about the Ukrainian-Belarusian river User: Khajidha canceled my editing He returned an unreal name, an obsolete translation, of a Ukrainian settlement that is not used with modern maps. Modern maps use the Ukrainian official name written in Latin letters Andriyevychi / Andriiievychi I’m writing here because Khajidha does not return a modern translation I chatted on the user discussion page User: Khajidha also created a discussion on the Ubort River page Bohdan Bondar (talk) 08:22, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 22 April 2019Edit

Remove the link to ", Mediation" in the notice as this is now defunct. jps (talk) 15:03, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

  Not done @ජපස: the page Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard/request does not contain that phrase, is this on a different page? (If so, please change the target above and reactivate this request by setting answered= to no). — xaosflux Talk 15:52, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Um... I see the following:

" This process cannot:

Block other users from editing (either everywhere or specific pages)

Remove content that you don't like from articles

Force another editor to do something

Address disputes that are currently under discussion somewhere else (such as Requests for Comment, Mediation or Arbitration)

Has this issue been discussed extensively on the article talk page? (If you don't know what an article talk page is, answer "Not yet".)"

Do you not see this?

jps (talk) 19:59, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

@Xaosflux and ජපස: The text you need to remove is actually located at MediaWiki:Gadget-DRN-wizard.js. * Pppery * has returned 21:18, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  Done cleaned up. — xaosflux Talk 21:34, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
I suggest that the talk pages for the gadget and the /request page be merged. Thoughts? * Pppery * has returned 21:19, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Jim jeffries pageEdit

Why is factual content about Jim Jeffries being removed /edited. Content about him smearing guests on his show by editing answers to different t questions and making anti-muslim jokes is being removed. There is a source for this. During Avi Yemeni's interview with Jim he hid a camera phone and this video is posted on Avi's YouTube channel right now. There is no arguing that this is factual. The video does not lie. So why is this factual information being removed?

being Reaman81 (talk) 21:14, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Dispute, Draft:Cynthia SlaterEdit

Due to this draft being rejected multiple times since 2018, I would like to request an unbiased review of this material. The most recent rejection is a repetition of the very first rejection, which was summarily destroyed as a reason in the talk page and by way of direct example. I'm not one to ring the discrimination bell lightly, but I feel this falls under the Circumstances described in "Non-notable? Deletion, Devaluation, and Discrimination on Wikipedia" Francesca Tripodi — University of Virginia. Mr Kalm (talk) 00:26, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Dispute resolution is not available for draft articles. The advice being given by reviewers there is just that: advice. If you do not wish to follow that advice and believe the article is ready for publication, simply copy the draft into mainspace as a "live" article and see if it survives. Put this code at the top of the draft page so it will be deleted: {{Db-author}}. Do not copy the article into mainspace without immediately marking the draft for deletion (though I'd recommend keeping a copy in your personal sandbox just in case the mainspace article does not survive, so you can work on it further without having to recreate it from scratch). Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 18:33, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Much obliged. I shall remember this sage advice in future! :) Mr Kalm (talk) 21:55, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Mr Kalm, please note that all creations in mainspace are reviewed by accredited users of our New Page Review system before being released for Internet indexing. The NPR reviews are far stricter than the informal AfC process, and the decisions are generally final. Deletions are carried out by administrators based on the reviwers' comments. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 04:09, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Generation XEdit

Collapse off topic. Dispute resolution requests are not accepted from this page. To make a request go to the DRN main page, read and comply with the instructions, and click the "Request dispute resolution" button at the top of the page. — TransporterMan (TALK) 18:11, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Repeated attempts to reason with the author on the Talk Page has led me here. Apologies - and no reflection on him/her. A quick look on the Gen X Talk page, especially under the 'Oxford-Cambridge' heading will make the issue clear.

There is no global concensus on the start year for this cohort. Broadly, camps are split into 1960/61 and 1965. Both seem equally weighted. I want this mentioned in the lede. The most important scholarly work on the subject by Strauss and Howe (which cites 1960/61) is a primary source and should be given prominence. It hasn't.

Furthermore, many of the sources citing 1965 are flimsy (Bloomberg) and outdated. One particular source cites the LA Times in support of 1965, but the article actually states 1961. There are many other inconsistencies.

I have met a brick wall of proprietary stubbornness from the main man/woman. All other contributors on the talk page seem to share my view. Of courtesy, I have made no edit to the article yet. Intervention appreciated. Hanoi Road (talk) 20:26, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Plain Dealer editsEdit

Collapse off topic. Dispute resolution requests are not accepted from this page. To make a request go to the DRN main page, read and comply with the instructions, and click the "Request dispute resolution" button at the top of the page. — TransporterMan (TALK) 19:33, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

I have made several contributions to The Plain Dealer wiki page in the last month. The page had not been updated in at least 5 years from what I could tell. A lot has happened since then - layoffs, changes in leadership, and major rebranding of its separate digital sister company,, with which it shares a website (and a wikipedia page for some reason).

Many past (pre-2012) high-profile criticism and controversies at The Plain Dealer have been chronicled on the page. All are factual and well sourced. I created a similar section chronicling similar controversies that have come to light in local and national media. Using the same fact-based approach as was used to create the PD criticism and controversies section, I went about documenting those involving and its leadership. The contributions were properly sourced and presented various viewpoints for an even view of the matters. Yet, they were erased one day without explanation. After I attempted to re-add them to the page, an admin contended that my contibutions were not in line with the "spirit" of the encyclopedia and not done in a "neutral voice POV." That is false, I argued, explaining my position. I have received no further feedback. IMO, it is the admin who is not acting neutrally by censoring my factuql, well-sourced contributions. Why? I don't know. It could be fear of repercussions from or some other reason that would contribute to his bias. At any rate, this situation undermines wiki's already questionable integrity and I believe it should be remedied at sooner rather than later. Newsman12 (talk) 17:16, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

Submission link not working: "Error: API returned error code "badtoken": Invalid CSRF token."Edit

Please advise how to submit a request for dispute resolution on Martin Heidegger. —VeryRarelyStable (talk) 23:43, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

Kola nutEdit

Collapse off topic. Dispute resolution requests are not accepted from this page. To make a request go to the DRN main page, read and comply with the instructions, and click the "Request dispute resolution" button at the top of the page. — TransporterMan (TALK) 21:53, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

I have tried to make two edits to the Kola nut page. One is to add slang of the kola nut, bissy nut, goora nut etc. The other was to elicidage what kolatin is throigh a link to a book that first described it as catechin-caffein mix. Kolatin is included as a colponent on most botanical websites without description of what it is. I searched and found out through a rare acienxe text. This was included on the page to prevent confusion as to what this component is. This is crucial to clarify the components of kola nut.

The component kolatin is also included in a ncbi article:

If it is considered too wordy to describe the component as to not having proper description in most of the sources that include it as a component it should be included in the list of components as:

kolatin- catechin-caffeine

There are other ingredeints described in this book link that could be included as well. BrendanKennedy (talk) 00:03, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Inaccurate InformationEdit

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Hello. I found I accurate information about a celebrity that may have been published without permission. How do I delete the page? Crissamg8 (talk) 02:18, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

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