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Request for Photos of Queens Public Library branchesEdit

List of Queens Public Library branches almost about half of the branches do not have photos with the location, it would make the article alot nicer--SirColdcrown (talk) 14:33, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

It would help a lot if they had Wikidata items with coordinates. That puts them on maps such as Meta:WikiShootMe with a red dot meaning please take my picture. The coords should also be in the list article as they often are for National Register of Historic Places. Jim.henderson (talk) 01:21, 4 March 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

I recommend making this system reviewable if you hadn't already. In my experience, there can be sites that seem unreliable due to their hosting or otherwise, but are in fact the best possible source on the matter, since the regular "scholarly sources" as their called, wouldn't even think to cover to subject. CDPorter (talk) 05:05, 27 July 2022 (UTC)

Help with contents of Cornish HillEdit

Found the stub article on the "random article" button for Cornish Hill, spent the last 4-5 hours editing it to add things about the history and geography. Apart from finding notable events with the D&H Railway in the 1880s - 1920s, everything else I can find is less notable things. No articles really or anything else has been written about it except newspaper articles, and house listings in the area. Obviously I could say "houses dot the landscape" as well as say a few lines about various fires, car crashes, and other things that'd happened over the years, but considering how infamously--yet justifiably--source demanding wikipedia is, I feel I would have to list upwards of 20 sources in one paragraph. All of which may still be for naught considering previous experiences, where an admin comes on and deletes all my work or otherwise marks it absent just because it's contemporary or "not relevant" information. There's only so much you can do for a very obscure mountain peak such as this.

Anyone have any advice for me? Or anyone who can help expand the article?

Thanks, CDPorter (talk) 04:53, 27 July 2022 (UTC)


Walden Galleria has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 22:45, 13 August 2022 (UTC)