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March 15[edit]

slavery stats[edit]

Could I ask for some comments on the inclusion of slavery stats at Talk:Dominican Republic#Slavery.--Moxy (talk) 02:06, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Moxy, you could also leave a note at Wikipedia:WikiProject Dominican Republic. Lourdes 03:36, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

How to Save my Draft Article for my own use without submitting it[edit]

I'm writing my first article for Wiki and it says (in the preview section box) that it is not saved yet (I assume no auto-save here), but that I can save (without submitting) by pressing the "'Save page' button" below. But there is no such button, only a button saying "Publish page," which I'm not ready to do yet. What should I do? I don't want to have to keep this document open all night. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Art George (talkcontribs) 03:32, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Art George, copy the article into a page like if you don't want to publish right now. And don't worry, pushing the "publish" button in the sandbox edition won't bring the article to the online world's view. Lourdes 03:39, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
... or you could just "publish" (i.e. save) the draft if you intend to do further work within the next six months. Dbfirs 08:40, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
You are among an increasingly large number of people who have been confused by the fact that the WMF chose to change the label on the button from "Save page" to "Publish page" without the relevant instructions being changed. You can save your draft in draft namespace with the "Publish page" without it being actually published as an article to mainspace. To submit it later for review for publication, add {{subst:submit}} to the top of the draft. --David Biddulph (talk) 03:42, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @Art George: The "Save page" button has been renamed to "Publish page" without updating all documentation yet. The new name hints it's possible for others to see the page but not that the page becomes a part of the encyclopedia. If the name starts with "Draft:" or "User:Art George/" then just press publish page and work on the page another time. PrimeHunter (talk) 03:48, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Art George (talkcontribs) 04:05, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Unverifiable Facts[edit]


What is Wikipedia's policy on facts that cannot be verified? I have looked for a source on a particular statistic on a page, but have been unable to find it. The page is Chocolate-covered raisin, and the claim is that this is the second-largest selling candy in US History. Mysteriously, several editors have changed this number from third, to first, and back to second, over the years, but I have no clue where their source may be. Thanks in advance! ChunyangD (talk) 03:50, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Hello, ChunyangD. The policy is Verifiability. Content that cannot be verified after a careful search for sources should be removed. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:57, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, I have removed the unverifiable statement. ChunyangD (talk) 04:00, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks, that was the right thing to do. In cases like this it is a good idea to also add a section on the talk page to explain the research you did. This is not required at all, but it can streamline the WP:BRD cycle. -Arch dude (talk) 04:50, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Cliffe Castle Museum[edit]

Refs number 5 and 6 are the same - but number 5 is done without the proper PDF link. Can ref number 5 be altered to be the same as ref 6 using the right PDF (in blue) to indicate that it is the same ref. please? Thanks (talk) 08:09, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

There are, arguably, too many images in that article. But some of them are clearly too large. If I have time, I'll aim to replace them all by standard-sized thumbnails. Maproom (talk) 08:28, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Malta Europe.[edit]

Dear Sir, I would like to bring to your attention regards Maltese villages. In Wikipedia list of Maltese villages one will not find HAZ - ZEBBUG village. Though when you look through it is found and specified. But in the Maltese Islands, there are two villages named one ZEBBUG that is situated in GOZO and the other is HAZ-ZEBBUG which is situated in MALTA. In The list of villages, ZEBBUG is shown while HAZ- ZEBBUG is not shown. One has to keep in mind that ZEBBUG is in GOZO while HAZ- ZEBBUG is in MALTA. This mistake must be adjusted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:19, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

@ - we have Żebbuġ and a redirect Haz-Zebbug that points to it; and we have Żebbuġ, Gozo. Each of these has a disambiguation header that directs readers to the other one, should they have come to the wrong article. List of cities in Malta contains Żebbuġ (i.e. the one on the main island) but not Żebbuġ, Gozo, because the latter has never received the appelation "città", which is the inclusion criterion for that list. Hence, it seems as if everything is as it should be. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 10:01, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata number appearing in page display name[edit]

I created a new article via a redlink, and have ended up with the subject's wikidata number included in the displayed title. The page is Eliza Emily Donnithorne (Q21537250). Is it possible to remove the number from the displayed title? If not, is it OK for it to stay like this, or will the page need to be deleted/replaced? Thanks in advance for your help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Runciblehon (talkcontribs) 09:28, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

I would move your article to Eliza Emily Donnithorne – but that already exists, as a redirect to Miss Havisham. I can't just get rid of the redirect, that would require powers I don't have. Maybe an admin can take care of this? Maproom (talk) 09:54, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for that. You made me realize what I hope will be an OK solution: I have moved the article text to Eliza Emily Donnithorne (replacing the redirect to Miss Havisham, and turned my incorrectly named original into a redirect to the correctly named article. I hope this works as a temporary fix. I'll also flag the misnamed page for deletion. Thanks for your help. runciblehon (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 11:19, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks are also due to PrimeHunter, who has tidied this up properly. Maproom (talk) 11:42, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
@Runciblehon: That was actually a wrong solution. Cut-and-paste moves are not allowed and require cleanup. I have fixed it. It's sometimes complicated but fortunately there were no edits after the cut-and-paste move so here it was relatively easy. You should have used {{db-move}} or Wikipedia:Requested moves#Requesting technical moves. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:44, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: Ah, apologies - I should have waited - but thank you for your help. Noted, for next time. Runciblehon (talk) 11:52, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Warren Smith (Artist)[edit]

Good day WIKI team

After publishing "Warren Smith (Artist)" I search for it on google and do not find it.

I still have to do the same with 2 bands and need this resolved so I can continue. I am new so maybe it is something i am doing wrong. Note: After clicking publish it says published and show green — Preceding unsigned comment added by Warren Smith (Artist) (talkcontribs) 10:00, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

@Warren Smith (Artist): Hello, what you have created is User:Warren Smith (Artist) (and also User:Warren Smith (Artist)/sandbox) neither of which are Wikipedia articles but drafts in your userspace. It also looks as though you are writing about yourself or subjects to which you have a close connection. Please read WP:AUTOBIOGRAPHY together with WP:COI and WP:PAID and make any disclosures that are necessary. The first of the pages would not be acceptable as a Wikipedia article as, everything else apart, it does not contain a single reference. It would also need quite a lot of work to make it acceptable. With regard to your other queries, the 'publish' button actually only 'saves' the text, it does not publish to the encyclopedia in this instance. Furthermore, new articles once in mainspace are not indexed by search engines for 90 days or until they have been reviewd, whichever is the shorter period. Some useful links have been left at your talk page. Eagleash (talk) 11:48, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Wikipedia has no article Warren Smith (Artist). You have chosen "Warren Smith (Artist)" as your user name, and used your user page to write what you intended to be an article. It is not acceptable as an article, as it provides no evidence that Warren Smith is notable; if it were converted to an article, it would soon be deleted. Please do not try to create any more articles. Maproom (talk) 11:47, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Also, please note that your user page must not be made to look like an article. See WP:FAKEARTICLE. Dbfirs 14:13, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Note: The user page draft (but not the sandbox) has now been deleted as promotional. Eagleash (talk) 17:06, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Is there a template to highlight faulty images[edit]

Tironian et, U+204A ⟨⁊⟩.

This image in the Tironian notes article is incorrectly cropped, but the thumbnail in the image page is correct. I'm not sure what has happened, but how can I highlight this to editors? -- Q Chris (talk) 10:24, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

It's a Chrome problem. It looks fine to me in Firefox and Internet Explorer via a Windows 7 PC. But Chrome only shows the top 30% of the image. - X201 (talk) 11:28, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
@Q Chris: It's a Chrome version problem. I updated Chrome to the latest version and it now displays correctly. - X201 (talk) 11:34, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks @X201:, how odd - I updated Chrome and it looks fine! -- Q Chris (talk) 08:37, 16 March 2018 (UTC)



Why my article "Takwene" is not published and how link this article with wikidata what am missing?

Thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:07, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

An article Takwene has been published, though it shouldn't have been, as it provides no evidence that its subject is notable. Maproom (talk) 11:52, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
@Content 1986: You moved Draft:Takwene to Takwene seconds before I was going to save some guidance and changes to the draft. Now it may be deleted instead per Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion#A7. No indication of importance (people, animals, organizations, web content, events) or Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies). PrimeHunter (talk) 11:55, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

how to publish an article[edit]

Hi I have created an article Draft:Patrick Zelbel and another Draft:Chess Classic how do I publish them?--Michael Campbell (talk) 11:55, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

@Michael Campbell: I have added boxes with a submit button. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:01, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Are you sure they are good enough @PrimeHunter--Michael Campbell (talk) 12:03, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
@Michael Campbell: The button will only submit them for review by an editor. I don't work with reviews but at first sight they look better than typical draft submissions (although that doesn't say much). If they should be declined then you get a chance to improve and resubmit them. They may lack independent sources to satisfy Wikipedia:Notability. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:11, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
thx--Michael Campbell (talk) 12:12, 15 March 2018 (UTC)h
(edit conflict)} @Michael james campbell: I have tidied the Chess Classic article somewhat: I believe the subject is likely to be notable but it could probably benefit from more references for verification; and please see WP:REFB for a guide to correctly adding references. If you submit to review you will receive feedback from the community as to where improvements may be needed. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 12:17, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
@Michael james campbell: Was any content copied from elsewhere in Wikipedia or anywhere on the web? Copying within Wikipedia is acceptable subject to certain conditions. Please read WP:CWW and make any attributions which may be necessary. If content has been copied from elsewhere on the web, it is likely to be copyright and will quite possibly be deleted. Adding copyright material can easily lead to loss of editing prvileges. Thank you.Eagleash (talk) 15:10, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
@Eagleash It is a translation of the German version.--Michael Campbell (talk) 15:19, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────@Michael james campbell: That's fine, but you must read WP:TFOLWP and make the necessary attribution. There's a template in that section which should make it simple to complete. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 16:09, 15 March 2018 (UTC)


Hey one of the most important pages of Wikipedia - The Wikipedia Wikipedia:Privacy policy had been lying vandalised for 5 days. I have reverted it, but please note it is getting continuous vandalism. (talk) 13:28, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

I've reverted also recent changes to Jürgen, made by the same IP user --CiaPan (talk) 13:54, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing it. The page had not been edited in 10 months so I wouldn't call it continuous vandalism. Wikipedia:Privacy policy gets very few page views. The "Privacy policy" link at bottom of all pages goes directly to wmf:Privacy policy which gets 2000 times more views. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:26, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Querying notability[edit]

Hello, fairly new here and have come across an article whose subject I think is insufficiently notable. It's this one: How can I mark it up as such?

Thanks UKCW — Preceding unsigned comment added by UKComedyWikis (talkcontribs) 14:53, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

 Done I have created Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gayatri Nair based on this question and my review of the page. Thank-you for raising this question. Legacypac (talk) 15:34, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Do User subpages have to be reviewed[edit]

My CSD log is not indexed in the search engine. Is that normal? Do user subpage have to be reviewed? L293D () 15:15, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Your CSD log should not be indexed. Ideally we would review all userspace WP:ABANDONED but no one is reviewing CSD logs for problems other than checking accuracy of CSDs over time. I've found my User:Legacypac/CSD_log extremely helpful to silence editors that complained I was making many mistakes because they disagreed with one or two CSDs. Legacypac (talk) 15:26, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Userspace has noindex by default to avoid indexing by external search engines. See Wikipedia:Controlling search engine indexing. Our internal search engine only searches articles by default but at top of search results pages you can choose "Everything" or "Advanced" to search other namespaces. See Help:Searching. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:35, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

New hidden category[edit]

I have thought up of a new category which can identify exactly which pages have incorrect formatting in dash lengths between scorelines. At the moment it is empty and I am not sure if it is working or not. Iggy (Swan) 17:13, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Title would be Category:Pages with incorrect dash length in scorelines. Iggy (Swan) 17:14, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Hey Iggy. A category remains empty until editors/bots add it to articles (and then the articles start showing up in the category list). Is this what your query is referring to? Thanks, Lourdes 17:53, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes - I'd imagine that a bot scans through Wikipedia to search for pages with that incorrect syntax (such as the ones listed on the depreciated image syntax page), that shows a lot of random pages from random topics. This could be the wrong method of finding them as it is an imagination. Iggy (Swan) 17:57, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Oh well, without commenting on the actual relevance of your newly created category or its naming, I'll suggest that you should wait for editors to manually add this category to articles for it to get populated, or hope someone creating/operating a bot or creating a template would find your new categorization interesting and add it to articles containing this issue. Broadly, nothing that you can do here, except attempting to add the category yourself to applicable articles. Lourdes 18:03, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Although the category says "Pages are added to this category by Module:InfoboxImage", I don't believe that this is true. If not, that statement should be removed from the category page. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:08, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
The relevance would be that Wikipedia uses them to separate the scores from each other - just using the hyphen can cause readability/access problems which would not be MOS:DASH. Also, I did not realise that I left the 'Module:Infobox Image' there. Iggy (Swan) 18:12, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
One extra comment - if a page from a hidden category has been edited to correct an issue (e.g. fix ref errors), the modified page gets removed automatically without a human editor doing it. That's how I would imagine that a bot would be used to run that tracking category. Iggy (Swan) 18:18, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
The category doesn't seem to be useful without a bot to identify the articles. I think there is already a spelling bot that finds pages in the category and presents them for manual correction. Chris the speller is one of the experts who might advise. Dbfirs 20:18, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, can't help. I know nothing about these bots. Chris the speller yack 20:42, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you. I knew you used a productive tool to make such corrections, but it's not a bot. Dbfirs 21:18, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

I’ve nominated it for deletion as an imaginary solution to an unreal problem. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:42, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Wrong link[edit]


On the page of the city of Utrecht, there is a link to the flag of the province (which has the same name but is not the same) in the introduction box (under the flag). Does someone know how to remove it? Thanks.

WhatsUpWorld (talk) 18:54, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

In the infobox, it says
 Country   Netherlands
 Province  Utrecht
with what I assume is the flag for the province of Utrecht. Isn't that right? I could remove the province's flag if you persuaded me it would be an improvement. Maproom (talk) 19:05, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
The issue is that the article Utrecht is about the city, and the flag (the red and white one that's bisected from top left to bottom right) displayed is the city's, but the link under the flag goes to Flag of Utrecht, which is a redirect to Flag of Utrecht (province). The image of the flag itself is correct, as it is the city's flag. I've had a play around with the {{Infobox settlement}} template and it seems that, absent use of the flag_link parameter, it auto-links to an article named Name of image (without the image's filename extension). Therefore, I set flag_link to :File:Flag of Utrecht.svg, since there is no article for the city flag. tubedogg (talk) 23:29, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
That is right. Only the link under the city flag is problematic since it sends the viewer to the province's flag. WhatsUpWorld (talk) 04:44, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
I see. It's the link from the word "Flag" that's wrong. That word, and its link, are as far as I can tell generated by the "Infobox settlement" template. I guess the place to report this is Template talk:Infobox. Maproom (talk) 16:23, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Fair use images on Draft pages[edit]

I currently have a draft page which is very much a work in progress at the moment. My question is, am I allowed to insert fair use images (with appropriate rationale of course) onto the draft page prior to it being reviewed? Mojo0306 (talk) 20:15, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Hey Mojo0306. Fair use images are only allowed in published articles. You can use them once the draft is moved to mainspace, provided they meet our non-free content criteria, but you will have to wait until then. GMGtalk 20:17, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
@GreenMeansGo: Thanks very much for the quick response and clarification. Mojo0306 (talk) 20:21, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Title wrong/need help with citations[edit]

I just created an article on the Schuman document, however, the title should be Schumann document, as is explained within the article. I don't know how to change it though. Also, as you will find when visiting the article, the sources still need the proper formatting, which I am unable to do.

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Crampton16 (talkcontribs) 20:28, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

I've moved it to Schumann document, and used "named references" so that the two sources you cite are listed only once each. Maproom (talk) 20:38, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

"SOAP" or just some subjective bias[edit]

Hello, dear Wikipedia contributors! My name is Lidiia, I'm a graduate of foreign languages and journalism. Editing BLP is a good practice for me. I stumbled some interesting situation and need your help. Recently I've made some changes in Naveen Jain article. The changes were about the Moon Express company. I used Elon Musk's article as a pattern to make the same company's (Moon Express) description as about SpaceX in Elon Musk's personal article. Used The New York Times as a source to confirm Jain's statements. Editor Ronz removed my edits and claimed it's "SOAP". Dear people, please explain me why it's "SOAP"? Lidiia Kondratieva (talk) 22:37, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

This editor and their edits are already being discussed at WP:COIN. The discussion is Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard#Just_odd. I suggest it is inappropriate for the editor to try to start a discussion here until those discussions are resolved. The editor should focus on providing answers to the questions already posed to her at the Noticeboard, which she has not yet done. General Ization Talk 22:43, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
I tend to agree, but it is usually considered polite to link your wiki-speak, in this case WP:SOAP. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:52, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
If you are going to mention an editor, much less make accusations about them, it's polite to let them know.
WP:SOAP, the use of Wikipedia for promotion.[1]. In no way is this just about Naveen Jain, but most of your editing as far as I've looked. --Ronz (talk) 15:59, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Ronz, I don't see any promotion in the context. Please point it out. Thank you, Lidiia Kondratieva (talk) 20:45, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Dear General Ization, I asked for nothing else, but help. Thank you, Lidiia Kondratieva (talk) 20:36, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

March 16[edit]

Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers[edit]

Please help if able with 3 concerns - I would like to include the new file of 1st Earl Manvers in the top info box please. Also - can the pic of Sarah Meadows Martineau be cut off/made neater at the top. also - can ref number 9 please have the bit attached at the end without upsetting the "stepped" nature of the citation quoted. Thanks (talk) 02:52, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

  1.  Done
  2. I may crop the image as requested later today, if I have time.
  3. I've replaced "<brp>" by "<br>", and removed a linefeed. The error message on ref. 9 has gone away. I don't know if that's what you wanted. Maproom (talk) 07:49, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
 Done 2. Maproom (talk) 14:20, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Labelled images (II)[edit]

Can anybody provide further support with this issue?--Converto (talk) 09:48, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Stop certain notifications[edit]


A while ago I created pages for some new professional cricket teams in Afghanistan. I now receive a notification (in app / on site, not email) every time a user links to these pages from another page. How can I stop these? The pages in question that I created have been removed from my watch list, but I still get the notifications.

Any suggestions appreciated!


Bs1jac (talk) 11:07, 16 March 2018 (UTC)J

Bs1jac You may want to go to your Preferences, select the Notifications tab to the right, and untick "Page link": Noyster (talk), 12:24, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Noyster Ah, thank you! Bs1jac (talk) 12:28, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

coronation street plus other soaps.[edit]

coronation street is on before the water shed like the other soaps,i wish they woudent put on 2 males kissing and women kissing its offensive to my kids they say to me is it right 2 men kissing ok if you have to push this make it after 9pm when my kids are in bed.we all know its out there but i dont want it pushed in my kids face.2A02:C7D:25B9:E100:19A0:D706:4D10:AD8C (talk) 11:11, 16 March 2018 (UTC)p cullimore[1]

Hello, this is the desk for help in editing Wikipedia; it is not akin to a social media page where you can raise issues which may affect you. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 12:07, 16 March 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ leeds

Accidentally duplicated page[edit]

Hello! I apologize for the inconvenience as I am fairly new but my mistake certainly happened with the best of intentions. I saw a note on Bang Tango's history page that requested a page for each of their most popular albums instead of a redirect. I then took it upon myself to take on this task. I added more information and references to their first album Psycho Café but for their second album Dancin' On Coals, I did not realize that there was a redirect page that I could have initially edited instead of creating a whole new page. If someone could help me with a solution to this it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Thatguy1987 (talk) 13:41, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

The article you created about Dancin' On Coals had only one reference, which appeared to be infected with malware. I've deleted that reference. I see that Psycho Café has some references to the same domain, Maproom (talk) 14:08, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Maproom, I apologize for the links, I was unaware of that. I will update them immediately. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thatguy1987 (talkcontribs) 14:12, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

@Thatguy1987: Hello, and thanks for ypur efforts to improve the coverage: however, before you go much further with the task you have taken on, please read WP:NALBUM and check that each release passes. The original article in respect of Dancin' on Coals was redirected in 2009, the editor concerned stating "lacks reviews or references for notability, little more than a track listing". The new page does not seem to have addressed those issues and may possibly be nominated for deletion or redirection at review. It would be a shame to spend a lot of time creating content if it did not pass the notability guidelines. Some indication of chart performance would obviously assist. Thanks. Good luck. Eagleash (talk) 15:45, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

How do I get a certain photo into this article I’m writing?[edit]

I’m trying to write a Wikipedia page for Chartmaster Infurion. I have based it around the existing code for the Aphex Twin (Richard D James) entry and have changed all the relevant information over to that which pertains to Chartmaster Infurion. However, a photo remains of Richard D James playing in Turin, and I would like to know how I could change this for a photo of Chartmaster Infurion?

The page is here, in my user talk, so far (got a lot still to do):

User_talk:Thaddeus976 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thaddeus976 (talkcontribs) 15:54, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

@Thaddeus976: to include an image in a page, type [[File:your file here|thumb|your caption here]]. See WP:IMAGE for more. L293D () 16:00, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Thaddeus976, I have moved the draft text you had in your user talk page to User:Thaddeus976/Graham Donald Warner, so that your user talk page can be used for its normal function of sending messages to you, and you posting responses. DES (talk)DESiegel Contribs 16:04, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. I’m completely new to all this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thaddeus976 (talkcontribs) 16:40, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

User Needs Help in Spanish Wikipedia in Spanish[edit]

Can someone who knows Spanish (as well as knows enough English to be reading and understanding this Help Desk) please help User:Edugraph with a problem with the Spanish Wikipedia, I think having to do with Javier Bertucci? Edugraph asked for help at DRN, but I had to close the request because it has to do with a complaint about the Spanish Wikipedia, which has its own procedures. I don't entirely understand, probably because we don't have enough of any common language to communicate. Thank you. Robert McClenon (talk) 17:59, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Already requested unblock on eswiki which as been declined by a second admin, apparently for posting English language articles and machine translations. There's nothing we can do about that here, other than suggest that they stop posting English language articles and machine translations, which has already been done on eswiki, and it doesn't seem that they've gotten the point. GMGtalk 18:21, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
User:GreenMeansGo - I am not quite sure that I understand what the issue is, but it doesn't matter, because I was only asking for help for User:Edugraph, and it appears that you are saying that they aren't paying attention.  User:Edugraph - If what you are doing is not working, try stopping. In any case, do not post machine translations.  Robert McClenon (talk) 21:10, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Well if you look at their articles created analysis tool they definitely have deleted articles with obviously innapropriate English titles for eswiki. That much anyone can verify. GMGtalk 00:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
User:GreenMeansGo and User:Robert McClenon thank you so much for your support. Apparently, the reason they blocked me was for trying to create a Spanish article, where I change the title 2 times and started Spanish article by translating from the English version. I translated 60% the first time and 35% the second time. I can translate 100% before posting, but I feel they will delete it anyway. They claim that the Spanish article version already existed, that is equivalent to the English version. I exposed my reasons but they did not answer me and blocked me right away without discussion. Three admins (bibliotecarios) worked together but they didn't give me a reasonable nor coherent reason for my blocking me Wikipedia-es. ::::Here is the thing, the next May 20th Venezuela has the presidential elections and one candidate, Javier Bertucci (, who is a pastor is being targeted with bad publicity by involving him on the panama papers, however you can see the List of people named in the Panama Papers that only includes actual beneficiaries and Javier Bertucci is not included in the English list, because he simply communicated with the lawyer firm who received the leakage on the Panama papers. We know that Wikipedia ES is the source for many people, including newspapers and reporters. For this reason, it is fair to have specific information and not to blend actual beneficiaries with people that only had a email communication with the law firm. Please see the Spanish to English translation of my Spanish Wikipedia discussion page here: The user Taichi, who blocked me handles Spanish and English and here is his page in English, you can see that he complained about me uploading a picture on English Common Wikipedia, here is his page. Thank you so much for your help. And I did not create and article with words in English in the title for Wikipedia ES--Edugraph (talk) 01:30, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Edugraph, the problem is that each project is nearly entirely separate, with it's own administrators and functionaries. You need to address the reasons given for your block on eswiki, using the eswiki unblock system. You need to do that in good faith and with substance, addressing the reasons that were given for your block. That is the only thing that anyone on enwiki can say that is going to help you. GMGtalk 01:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
User:Edugraph - Please do not continue to try to open a discussion at DRN. We have explained why we cannot help you. Please do not try to resolve your Spanish Wikipedia issue either here in the English Wikipedia or at Wikipedia Commons. We cannot help you except by giving you advice. I do not know whether you are following our advice. Robert McClenon (talk) 01:57, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
GreenMeansGo I understand that eswiki project is separate from En-wiki, but since they blocked me I can't contact any admin or librarian -librarian is the title for admin in eswiki- via talk page (or discussion page for eswiki). To my knowledge, the only way for me to be unlocked, on eswiki, is by a librarian from eswiki, and I'm reaching bilingual good librarians or admins from eswiki who can unblock and analyze my case.Thanks.
Robert McClenon I understand, but in case eswiki don't solve my issue, who oversees eswiki? Thanks--Edugraph (talk) 02:09, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
GreenMeansGo could you please approve this English article: Thanks--Edugraph (talk) 02:22, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── As a rule. We do not approve drafts that contaian substantial unsourced statement about living persons. GMGtalk 10:31, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Photo from desktop (copy) to be pasted on an existing Wikipedia page[edit]

I am trying for hours to download a .jpg photo on an existing first page of a Wikipedia site. Why is this process so complicated? Can someone guide me step-by -step rather than watching the confusing video? Thanks, Mimi — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cara Chester (talkcontribs) 20:55, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

? Have you clicked on 'save image' with your mouse? We are not mind readers. If you are having problems that millions of other users don't. It would help if you provided more details. Such as which image and why you want to download it, and for what purpose, etc. --Aspro (talk) 21:44, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Really me[edit]

I knew for some time that someone made a Wikipedia page about me. It was not me - likely a colleague. Now I see the page is under attack by an anonymous person trying to discredit me. I am who I purport to be, and will not tolerate defamation. The page has been well edited by the community, and should be taken off the watch list. I am everything the page says I am. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cynthia Ross Friedman (talkcontribs) 21:32, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

I'm glad editors were able to help you out. I would guess that there is enough attention to your article now that any further problems will be addressed quickly. If you notice anything, please bring it up on the article talk page. --Ronz (talk) 22:08, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

March 17[edit]

Categories formatting at The Inspectre.[edit]

The categories for this page are showing up at the top as unlinked text enclosed in brackets. I'm trying to fix the links and move it to the bottom where it's supposed to go, but can't seem to figure what needs to be changed in the edit box. Can anyone figure out what's wrong? Zubizuva (talk) 02:49, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

I tried to fix it, but I couldn't either. L293D () 02:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look at it and trying. I'm baffled. Zubizuva (talk) 02:59, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
It's a problem within the inbofox. If you remove the parameters for SciFi =, startyr =, and endyr=, then the extraneous text disappears. Someone with experience editing templates may be able to help. MB 03:09, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Known problem discussed at the infobox template TP. The workaround is to use the sort=parameter, which I have done. MB 03:13, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for cleaning that up, much appreciated. Zubizuva (talk) 03:17, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

An user asked about a message, on WP:AIV[edit]

I just had an e-mail from Unblue box about it, and where can he'll refer at? Tainted-wingsz (talk) 03:31, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

The IP that Unblue reported here has already been blocked. Lourdes 03:46, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
From the e-mail, he told me; he wrote in the wrong number. (As later he posted at its talk page, then withdrawn the question.) And meant to add the right one. But when Unblue box e-mailed me, he was at some airport. And didn't had time to write in the right info. Then I continued what he asked me about it. While by this edit, looked strange; then I looked over what else they may did. But right now if I corrected it, I'll be using up my extended break time. Tainted-wingsz (talk) 05:23, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Well, then Unblue box should simply file a new AIV report with the right IP no. Lourdes 13:16, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Ah ok. But in the past the related ip had a habit to change air dates to a show that ended a time ago. But currently from the edit history they change what episodes had used in a song; was the song used for 15 episodes, etc. And changed it to 14 and 15 did not use the song. Or maybe did it moved on to a new one, and add a note saying it didn't on the episodes were it doesn't use the song's name. Tainted-wingsz (talk) 14:50, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Cliffe Castle Museum[edit]

Could you please trim the newly added file in "The Building" section on this page. Make is smaller too please. The file is titled Countess Manvers. I have tried and failed to do this. thanks (talk) 06:52, 17 March 2018 (UTC), done. if you want a different size, change the number in front of the px parameter, which I've set at 150px arbitrarily Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:17, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Tupac Shakur Wiki Page[edit]

It's disrespectful to omit the information about his & Kidada Jones relationship. It should at least include she was his last girlfriend at time if his death. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2PacKidada (talkcontribs) 09:17, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@2PacKidada: If you want to suggest improvements to the Tupac Shakur article, the best place to do that would be at Talk:Tupac Shakur.--Gronk Oz (talk) 12:22, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Tupac Shakur#September 1996 shooting says: "The bodyguard, Frank Alexander, said that Shakur had asked him to drive the car of Shakur's girlfriend, Kidada Jones, rather than accompany him." PrimeHunter (talk) 12:29, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Changing wikipedia page[edit]

in the wikipedias of mughal empresses,empress consort is given wrong.empress consort is the who is the mother of next emperor.but bega begum,saliha banu begum,nur jahan are not mothers of next i w\changed them.but they are being undone. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aditya Iyer (talkcontribs) 11:28, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@Aditya Iyer: A wikt:consort means a spouse or parther. That is also the normal meaning of empress consort. Do you have a published reliable source that the meaning is different in the Mughal empire? It sounds unlikely to me. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:27, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Printing out of Non-League Football Wikipedia websites in England-GB![edit]

I am enquiring and asking about not being able to print out Pages from British Non-League Football Wikipedia sites like the Northern Premier,Southern Premier and National League Wikipedias! If you require me to make a donation(I know you keep going with Donations)then that would be no problem as it shouldn't be free! I hope that you can help and advise me on this matter and I hope to get your reply soon! Just to mention I use the pages for my own personal use as I know you can't re-produce anything from Wilkipedia to sell! Best Wishes Statto55(MR Brian.K.Outlaw{England-GB} — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stats55 (talkcontribs) 13:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Stats55, in fact you can use Wikipedia pages for any purpose including commercial, see Wikipedia:Text of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
What happens when you try to print out the pages? Could you give an example of a page that you cannot print? Dbfirs 16:34, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

How to change article title[edit]

I have an article under review (Draft:Cam Ne). I need to change the article title from "Cam Ne" to "Incident at Cam Ne" as the article is about the incident, not the geographical place. I can't see how to do this using the EDIT screen. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peter Brush (talkcontribs) 15:58, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@Peter Brush: Page titles are changed by moving to a new location. This is available via the 'more' tab at the top of the page. Your account should be able to perform this. Eagleash (talk) 16:18, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

I am able to get to the MOVE screen. I changed the MOVE type to (Article). But I cannot address the "New Title:" field -- I am unable to enter the text of the new title in that field. Peter Brush (talk) 17:46, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Disregard the above question. I found the answer. Thank you. Peter Brush (talk) 17:49, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Peter Brush did you really intend to remove the page from the review process? If not, you should return it to Draft-space. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 17:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Terry L DUNN[edit]

Why was I deleted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:2530:F7C9:3402:C988:B7FA:1F53 (talk) 17:13, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

It was deleted for being promotional (promotional articles go against our policies). I see that it was edited by DunnPSC, who I can only assume is you or an employee of yours (which violates our policies on conflicts of interest, BTW). If you hadn't edited the article, there's a chance that it wouldn't've been deleted. Ian.thomson (talk) 17:39, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Page does not sync after I edit.[edit]

Why What happened. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:44, 17 March 2018 (UTC) (talk) 17:48, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

You will need to let us know when and where this happened, preferably using a diff. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:36, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

How to fix the incorrect text accompanying the mobile-view 'Related Pages' links?[edit]


In the 'related pages' for the mobile view for Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, the text describing two of the links is incorrect; in one 'ugandan' isn't capitalized, and another describes the target as a 'proestess' (which is kind of funny as she was a prostitute and a priestess, so ...)

Where does this text come from? How to fix it?

Thanks. Saintrain (talk) 18:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

It's from Wikidata. See Wikipedia:FAQ/Editing#How do I edit mobile subtitles? PrimeHunter (talk) 19:07, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Saintrain (talk) 20:32, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

How to cite websites[edit]

With last and first name, do you mean the basic full name of the person who's editing or the website? I am new to this so I do not understand on how to cite a website on on Wikipedia. Some websites are different on how to source the sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oliv-WAlker2205 (talkcontribs) 21:48, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@Oliv-WAlker2205: Citations should be the author of the source, not the person editing the article on this site. Ian.thomson (talk) 21:59, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Help with award template[edit]

[2] I'm trying to put the awards in the awards section, but for whatever reason they are appearing at the very bottom of the page. In the source they are in the correct section, but on the visually they aren't. What Am I doing wrong? 💵💵💵💵Talk 23:34, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@Money moji: Hello, there was a misplaced dash in the closing |}. Eagleash (talk) 00:07, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks!💵💵💵💵Talk 00:08, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

March 18[edit]

? Infiniti fx35?[edit]

How do I get information on the infiniti fx35 suv? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:09, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

A simple way of getting information would be by reading this. If you want more, you can also perform a Google search by typing "Infinity FX35" on a Google search box and clicking enter. L293D () 02:14, 18 March 2018 (UTC)