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August 6[edit]

Lua Error when using Rail color box template for a specific rail line[edit]

Whenever I try to use the Rail color box (rcb) template for MTR's Guangzhou-Kowloon line, I return with an error: "attempt to concatenate local 'color' (a nil value). "


I've checked Module:Adjacent_stations/MTR and the line does seem to in fact have a color value, as with all the other lines. Yet this specific "Guangzhou-Kowloon" line is the only one causing such an error. As you can see below, this error cannot be replicated on the other lines.

{{rcb|MTR|Tung Chung}}

Durian Farmer (talk) 00:48, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You need to capitalize it: . No, I don't know why. * Pppery * it has begun... 01:07, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Durian Farmer and Pppery: Because the alias used in Module:Adjacent_stations/MTR for guangzhou-kowloon was coded as Guangzhou-Kowloon (with a hyphen) rather than Guangzhou–Kowloon (with an en-dash), which I have fixed:
Bazza (talk) 09:33, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! Durian Farmer (talk) 11:20, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

George Bush Wiki needs to be updated[edit]

it says that Osama Bin Laden predocessor is still at large when he was killed by a drone strike a few days ago 2603:8001:1A00:574F:E83D:6828:8B8E:57BC (talk) 04:51, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done WelpThatWorked (talk) 05:07, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

help needed in wikipedia page creation on a village having no links no popularity[edit]

hi i am kamran, i have created an article on wikipedia about a village, i need help in this article because its request is declined about a month, but its cause is unknown to me also received two messages one from Eagleash and Nevertry4Me wont, i want to clear you that i only have data of this village about its history and some of its demographics, no i am thinking that i can't publish it by myself because i dont have the references of this village, can you tell me that can we create a biography on any topic that doesn't have references and one thing i want to knoe about this article creation is that can an article's request be declined for its wrong punctuation or spelling mistakes, waiting reply from you, i also want to be a excellent volunteer like you, hope to work with you. Kayzed4343 (talk) 05:36, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This has been answered in the Teahouse.   Maproom (talk) 07:25, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

i cant edit[edit]

i cant edit Kakador (talk) 09:34, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Kakador: Since you posted here, you evidently can. Were you trying to edit a protected page? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 14:12, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How can one flag that a locked article needs to be edited?[edit]

Hi All, I am looking to edit a Wikipedia article that is locked (protected from edits). Not that it is wrong, but rather one of the paragraphs has a lacking point, where it may be misleading if not edited due to its ambiguity. I would like to add to the final sentence and tag a source or two. Many thanks for your help! TheLibyanIntellectual (talk) 10:26, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

TheLibyanIntellectual, you need to make an edit request, see instructions at Wikipedia:Edit requests, then your request will be added to a list of requests for editors who can edit the article. Requests should be specific, such as Change X to Y; Insert X after/before Y; Remove X. TSventon (talk) 10:33, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August 7[edit]


Your Taiwan entry claims Taiwan is a country, it is not. What are you doing with this? No country recognizes this position. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:15, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That's not accurate, as 13 countries recognize the ROC over the PRC- but in any event, please visit Talk:Taiwan for more information. 331dot (talk) 03:03, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The description "Country" has a wider range of meanings than you imply. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 12:30, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

History of Bahir Dar[edit]

Please help me de-linking History of Bahir Dar with Bahir Dar § History. I want to add Draft: History of Bahir Dar. The Supermind (talk) 04:38, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@The Supermind: eh? Draft:History of Bahir Dar redirects to History of Bahir Dar. i'm not sure what you want. lettherebedarklight, 晚安, おやすみなさい, ping me when replying 06:16, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@The Supermind, lettherebedarklight, I think this problem was solved here at 05:18 today when Draft:History of Bahir Dar was moved to History of Bahir Dar. TSventon (talk) 08:19, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cecil Middleton[edit]

Refs/ citations numbers 9 and 1 are "doubled up" - can you do the right thing here please and fix this in the citation section of this page? Thanks (talk) 06:46, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done by using a named reference – I hope that's what you wanted. Maproom (talk) 07:28, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to create my Online Newspaper Page here[edit]

Kindly help me to create.

Thanks and Regards IndianMayor (talk) 10:38, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The answer is you can't, this is an encyclopedia not a place to promote your newspaper. Theroadislong (talk) 10:42, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please read What Wikipedia is not. ColinFine (talk) 10:54, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to nominate an inactive wikiproject and related taskforce for deletion[edit]

How do I nominate WP:BITASK & WP:BITSE for deletion? It's been inactive for over a decade. GoodDay (talk) 12:58, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The simple answer is to MfD, similar to the last time. However, I think you need to ask why deletion would be preferable to just blanking ('archiving') it with a big 'historical' tag. IMO this would, or should, be the number one question at any deletion nomination. -- zzuuzz (talk) 13:19, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is it correct that even start and end dates in article «Six-Day War» are listed only in Gregorian calendar? (talk) 13:15, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is the English-language Wikipedia. Our manual of style pretty much sticks to the Gregorian calendar, which is in use in all English-speaking countries. --Orange Mike | Talk 13:22, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As a general principle, that is not quite correct, Orangemike. See MOS:JG and the paragraph immediately preceding it. From my experience, we generally provide dates in the format used at the time / place of the event as well as a Gregorian conversion. Consider for instance the lead of February revolution, an event that took place in (Gregorian) March.
For the Six-Day War, I am not sure though. I could not find any information about the calendar historically used in 1967 with a quick search, but it seems to me that (in 2022) Egypt uses only Gregorian while Israel uses a mix of Hebrew and Gregorian. I could see an argument either for inclusion of Hebrew conversions of major dates or for pure Gregorian.
In any case, I would suggest that when a source uses a given date system, that date is used in-text (with a conversion to Gregorian). TigraanClick here for my talk page ("private" contact) 10:00, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stem matching[edit]

I was wondering if it could be explained to me how to create keywords similar/related to an article or page name when searching. For example, when searching for the band Motörhead, you do not need to include the umlauted Ö, and can search "Motorhead" or "Motorhead band" instead. I have looked through the Help:Searching page and found the Help:Searching#Under the hood section's topic on Stem matching but it doesn't explain how to perform the action. Any help is appreciated. – HPSR (talk) 14:08, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What you're looking for is a redirect: see WP:REDIRECT. --Orange Mike | Talk 16:04, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for the suggestion, however, I believe my question is in regards to the Search string syntax rather than WP:Redirect. – HPSR (talk) 18:53, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Editors cannot give input to the search engine. It generally treats o and ö as the same character. Character equivalence classes like this is not the same as stemming. Stemming is to treat different words the same way if they have the same root like cloud/clouds/clouded. Editors can only create redirects. For example, Motorhead is a redirect created at the English Wikipedia. It redirects to Motörhead. Without this redirect, Motorhead would be a broken red link, and a search on "Motorhead" would not go directly to Motörhead but give a list of search results. Motörhead would probably still be the first result. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:49, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@PrimeHunter: Apologies for the slight misinterpretation. I have created redirect links, but to sum this up, I created a new article, Stöner, recently and have noticed a further example regarding the issue when you search "Motörhead ban" without completely typing out the word "band", Motörhead still shows up in search results. However, despite providing a redirect link for "Stöner band", the search result is nonexistent in the middle of typing; for example when "Stöner ban" is in the search bar. I believe this has to do with a missing real-time search factor that the former article has and my newly created article does not. Again, sorry if this is confusing but this seems to be a stretch rather than just providing a redirect link. – HPSR (talk) 22:30, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You created the redirects a few hours ago. Autocompletion in the search box can have a delay for new pages. I think the data is usually updated once daily. If you type the whole exact title then it doesn't need autocompletion but can see that the page exists. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:07, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This makes sense. Thank you kindly for all your help and cooperation. – HPSR (talk) 0:03, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
The data has been updated. Typing "Stöner ban" or just "Stöner b" now suggests Stöner band. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:40, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Auto-archiving a talk page[edit]

Hi, I used a template from another talk page to setup auto-archiving at Talk:Press Freedom Index. It worked but the Archive is not visible/searchable on the talk page (e.g. Archive 1, Archive 2, etc). How do I make it visible? Thanks -- Somedifferentstuff (talk) 14:27, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Somedifferentstuff: It needs counter = 1 when there are no archives to start with Archive 1.[1] I have also moved Talk:Press Freedom Index/Archive 15 to Talk:Press Freedom Index/Archive 1 so {{Talk header}} can find the archive. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:24, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@PrimeHunter: great, I see how the counter works, thanks! -- Somedifferentstuff (talk) 15:29, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are there limits on cosmetic edits made by human editors?[edit]


I read recently in WP:Cosmetic edit and WP:COSMETICBOT that bots are limited in carrying out some cosmetic edits such as fixing links who's title and linktext are identical ([[link|link]]) because they do not change the visual look of the page and can bloat page histories and by extension watchlists. Generally, such edits should only be done in concert with other, more substantive edits.

I prefer to improve Wikipedia from behind the scenes, fixing typos, broken links and so on through the WP:TT/M and WP:CHECKWIKI projects — basically only minor and usually cosmetic edits.

My question is, are these edits considered disruptive when done by a human editor? I quite enjoy doing them but if there is community consensus against them then I'm sure I can find something the community considers more constructive to do.

rbstrachan (talk) 18:12, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Rbstrachan: Absent a specific sanction, no (and such sanctions are Not A Thing and haven't been for the past decade or so). —Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 18:18, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Rbstrachan Fixing typos and broken links are not cosmetic edits. Most of the Checkwiki errors are not cosmetic edits either. GoingBatty (talk) 20:23, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August 8[edit]

Red vs Blue/Alerts[edit]

On top there's a red number which I thought were alerts, and a blue number which I thought was for notifications. When I hover on either it says Special:Notifications. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a problem? Nuts240 (talk) 04:47, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I get Your alerts when I hover over O UI icon bell.svg and Your notices when over O UI icon tray.svg as tooltips. Maybe it's a caching issue? Otherwise they both lead to the same Special page if you click All notifications. Sometimes if you click on either of them before a page is fully loaded it brings you to that page. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 05:01, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(edit conflict) @Nuts240: There is no problem. The blue number is officially called notices. Alerts and notices together are called notifications. Special:Notifications shows both but if you click one of the icons at top then only the corresponding type is shown, unless you then click "All notifications" at the bottom. Some users and pages may say "Notifications" about notices alone so there is a little confusion about the terminology. PrimeHunter (talk) 05:06, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Buck Rogers comic strip reprints[edit]

My source is personal experience, since being a fan since age 4, which encouraged me to learn how to read, so that I can read the Sunday comic strips, to buying as many reprints of both daily and Sunday strips as get published.

Your article at is Correct in that Hermes Press beGan to reprint the Buck Rogers dailies and Sunday comic strips. However, since 2014, they have reprinted Nothing further than - 8 Volumes of Daily strips; + a volume with Murphy Anderson dailies; although I pre-paid for this volume, Amazon couldn't just Charge me for it, and Send me the volume. Oh, NO! They had to leave the order Open, perchance to save me a few cents should the price sag. Then I had bad charges on my charge card, and had to get a new credit card account #. So when the Anderson dailies volume Finally came out, Amazon couldn't link to my new account #, so I Never Got this volume. I'd Far rather have paid an Extra 5$ and just gotten the charge posted on my account, and ReCeived the Volume.

- 3 Volumes of Sunday strips; + a thin volume with 3 Murphy Anderson storylines, beginning with "The Search for Impervium" (in which the Unicells wrought havoc).

And so, these 8 years on, No New Buck Rogers reprints. No explanation from Hermes. No indication that another publisher will resume publishing these reprints. I am totally bummed! Bgorby (talk) 05:54, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, Bgorby. Sorry, but your feelings of being totally bummed are irrelevant to building and improving an encyclopedia. Do you have any actionable proposals for improving these articles, based on reliable published sources? That is all that matters here. Cullen328 (talk) 07:32, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Bgorby: Hi there! If you have suggestions for improving the article, you can post them on the article's talk page: Talk:List of Buck Rogers comic strips. Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 13:01, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Broken Deletion Discussion[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Winterbury, Delaware is broken, which is, I think, breaking it's inclusion on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Log/2022 August 8. I tried to fix it, but it's beyond my wiki-sorting capabilities. (Tagging poster dlthewave)--05:56, 8 August 2022 (UTC) Jahaza (talk) 05:56, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Fixed! There was a stray bracket in one of the links that somehow broke the whole thing. –dlthewave 06:03, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Delete a related page or link[edit]

Hi team,

There is a wiki page which is getting reference from another page due to which I'm not able to edit the page.

Please find the links below: Namita Thapar


I need to update Namita Thapar wiki page but concern is it might get rejected due to the issue. I tried to remove the reference but it is not getting accepted kindly acknowledge the issue, i will be thank full to you.

Regards, Joydeep B. Joydbasu (talk) 06:38, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Joydbasu So you want to change the redirect into an article about the founder of the company? If you work for or represent the company, the Terms of Use require that to be formally declared, please see the paid editing policy. It's doubtful that the founder of the company merits a standalone article just for founding the company. However, if they do, I would suggest creating a draft via Articles for Creation and if accepted, it will be placed at the correct title. 331dot (talk) 07:08, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Eligibility Question[edit]

what’s the rules on pages for people in the esports scene? 22cfinch (talk) 09:13, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

22cfinch I don't believe there are specific notability guidelines for participants in video gaming or esports; you would need to show that such people meet the special Wikipedia definition of a notable person, as shown with significant coverage in independent reliable sources, in order to merit an article(not a "page"). Please read Your First Article for more information, as creating a new article is the hardest thing to attempt on Wikipedia. 331dot (talk) 09:18, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi 22cfinch You might like to look at the category page Category:Esports players by nationality and click through to some individual players who have articles. Does the new person you wish to draft an article for have similar coverage in WP:INDEPENDENT reliable sources as these? Mike Turnbull (talk) 10:55, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wikipedia:Notability (sports)#Applicable policies and guidelines says: "At this time there is no consensus that electronic sports participants are covered by the criteria of this guideline." So it's Wikipedia:Notability (people), linked by 331dot. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:32, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@22cfinch: I do feel that I need to point out that eAthletes tend to have very few sources that actually discuss them at length, due mainly to a lack of outlets that cover eSports and have competent editorial oversight in general. —Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 20:43, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Roseboard notation problem[edit]

Roseboard notation is not being picked up by Wikipedia even though it is for both types of regular cell array. May I email you th details? website. (talk) 13:31, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply], I have created a new sexction for your query, which was attached to the end of another and might have been overlooked. In future, please use the big blue "Ready? Ask a new question!" button near the top of the page to create a new section, with a header, for your query.
As to your query, I have no knowledge of such matters, but at least now somewone who does might actually notice it. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 13:45, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, there is nobody to mail in details to. If you have a suggestion for improving a Wikipedia article, please open a discussion on the talk page of the article. (I hae no idea which article(s) you are interested in). ColinFine (talk) 14:11, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
"Roseboard notation" gets no hits, so it is not notable: see WP:N. Wikipedia is not a place to promote new terminology: see WP:MADEUP, and more generally see WP:NOT. -Arch dude (talk) 15:07, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

abstract strategy game notation:[edit]

Chess notation for regular triangular cell arrays: (talk) 13:25, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do you have a question about how to use or edit Wikipedia? Eagleash (talk) 13:44, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

World Stock Exchanges[edit]

Where is the Mongolia Stock Exchange? 2603:9000:A90C:CE75:7197:6C9C:5075:2781 (talk) 13:51, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

is your friend: the Mongolia Stock Exchange is located in the former Children's Cinema building near Sükhbaatar Square, next to the headquarters of Mongolia Telecom Company and across from the Mongolian parliament's buildings Ulaanbaatar. Why do you ask? Mike Turnbull (talk) 14:05, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you refer to a Wikipedia page then please link it. Our article Mongolian Stock Exchange is in List of Asian stock exchanges. List of stock exchanges is only for major stock exchanges. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:21, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Getting alert when my new article is approved and published[edit]

I just wanted to confirm: will I get an email notification that an article I created has been approved and published, by selecting the "Page Review" box on Special:Preferences? That's not something I've looked to do before and I wanted to make sure "Approved" means the same as saying that article I wrote is now live. Akwhitacre (talk) 16:01, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Akwhitacre: I think if it's a draft, you can watch it by clicking the little star to the right of the 'View History' tab. If you have enabled watchlist e-mail notifications, you will get a e-mail when the draft is moved by someone else. weeklyd3 (block | talk | contributions) 16:04, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Akwhitacre: Assuming you are referring to Draft:Parasocial Contact Hypothesis, you are using the correct WP:AFC procedure and one of the standard things in a reviewer's toolbox is to add a message to the submitting author's talk page a message saying that the article has been accepted or declined. You'll get an alert when anything is added to your Talk Page (next to your user name when browsing, similar to ping alerts) and if you have set things up to be notified by email when something new appears on your Talk Page, then that will also trigger. Mike Turnbull (talk) 16:27, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks @Michael D. Turnbull and @Weeklyd3! Looks like both options did the trick. Akwhitacre (talk) 16:37, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Michael Jackson Page[edit]

Hello, When Michael Jackson is searched on the the first photo to appear is his mugshot from a case he was wrongfully accused of. I have no issue with the photo being on the wikipedia page itself, but it shouldn’t be the first photo to be seen when he is searched on . I mean you guys have several other photos of him to use.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:83:8001:7610:0:0:0:6B85 (talk) 18:33, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please ask to change this. We do not have any control over what images are shown in Knowledge Graph. They might not even be taken from the Wikipedia article. weeklyd3 (block | talk | contributions) 18:35, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(I noticed there is a 'feedback' link below the knowledge panels.) weeklyd3 (block | talk | contributions) 18:35, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Complain to . We have no control over their (ab)use of their platform. If we did, we wouldn't have so many angry Muslims yelling at us for something we never said and something we have no say in. —Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 20:40, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alexei Sayle[edit]

The info box hasn't automatically updated his age - he turned 70 yesterday. Scrabble1968 (talk) 20:34, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It would have eventually, but I just did a WP:NULLEDIT. MB 20:39, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Seems to have been fixed now. Scrabble1968 (talk) 20:40, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

this user, PRAX harassment.[edit]

inking? why??? Dazaew26h (talk) 23:15, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

Read the declines. It's pretty simple "why." If you continue to submit garbage like this, you'll be blocked sooner rather than later. Don't waste our reviewers time with this nonsense. PRAXIDICAE🌈 23:16, 8 August 2022 (UTC) your mean, dont bite the newcomers. Dazaew26h (talk) 23:18, 8 August 2022 (UTC) Newcomers don't use WP:BITE, but no one is being mean. You're being disruptive and being told as much. PRAXIDICAE🌈 23:18, 8 August 2022 (UTC) well obviously you and others don't accept me here... Dazaew26h (talk) 23:19, 8 August 2022 (UTC) Not if you're gonna continue creating garbage sourced to fandom, you're probably right. PRAXIDICAE🌈 23:20, 8 August 2022 (UTC) fandom is a wiki buddy not"garbage", K? Dazaew26h (talk) 23:23, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

It's garbage, and it can't be used as a source here. Go edit there if you think it's so wonderful. Wikipedia is an actual encyclopedia which requires reliable sources. PRAXIDICAE🌈

Dazaew26h (talk) 23:30, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Had a brief look. There is no harassment going on here. @Praxidicae: is a new page reviewer, it's one of her jobs to review newly created articles for issues. The two articles have significant issues, which are explained in the messages on your talk page. Sideswipe9th (talk) 23:36, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
okay, apologies. Dazaew26h (talk) 23:37, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dazaew26h, let's be honest. Praxidicae can be blunt but the editor is correct about the sources you used. Fandom is not a reliable source for use on Wikipedia. As a matter of fact, it is pretty much the opposite of a reliable source. I rarely use words like garbage. Instead, I might say something like "poorly referenced content that has no place in this encyclopedia ". Does that make you feel better? Cullen328 (talk) 06:33, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dazaew26h, I see that you submitted Draft:Skateboard (Jacob Sartorius song) to AFC, a microstub with only one reference, to a lyrics database that is probably a copyright violation. Utterly unacceptable. This raises the question of whether or not you are competent to edit this encyclopedia. What is your explanation for such poor quality work? Cullen328 (talk) 06:42, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August 9[edit]

Help Needed Adding Citation[edit]

I have requested a change to a page and using the template sent information. How can I get support making this change? Thank you, Brigid Acuna

Error: Protected edit requests can only be made on the talk page. Dear Editor -

Please make two minor changes:

1) Please change phrasing from:

"Kennedy had no children,[6] but had two step-daughters from Paul's first marriage."[citation needed]


"Diana Kennedy had no children but Paul had two daughters, Moira and Brigid Kennedy.”

2) For this sentence, please add citation:

<ref>“Paul P. Kennedy of Times is Dead.” The New York Times, Obituary/Death notices. 3 February, 1967. “Mr. Kennedy leaves…two daughters, Mrs. Moira Martha Sims [Simms] nee Kennedy, and Miss Brigid Ann Kennedy.”<ref>

Greatly appreciated,

Paul P. Kennedy's granddaughter,

Brigid (Kennedy) Acuna, (Redacted) Brigid (Kennedy) Acuna (talk) 03:10, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol redirect vote2.svg Courtesy link: Talk:Diana_Kennedy#Semi-protected_edit_request_on_30_July_2022 & Maproom (talk) 06:21, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What tag to use when a "fact" is apparently reliably sourced but looks dubious?[edit]

See Talk:Lisa_Curry#15_gold_medals?; I have found a claim which is apparently reliably sourced (Australian Sport Hall of Fame claims Lisa Curry has won 15 international gold medals in swimming) but just does not stack up. (Perhaps juniors/seniors medals are included, but then we should clarify). There are a few options suggested at Template:Clarify, but I am unsure: which tag is appropriate in this situation? Adpete (talk) 03:25, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Adpete: use {{dubious}}. lettherebedarklight, 晚安, おやすみなさい, ping me when replying 04:40, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@lettherebedarklight thanks. I decided a better solution was to just remove the claim, and replace it with her tally of better known / more prestigious medals. Adpete (talk) 05:06, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank You[edit]

Thank you for helping to public record on behalf of all of the False and Fraudulent statements that people have made about themselves and history as well as assets on behalf of all the people of the Earth tired of Fraudulent Asshole owners and their identities. 2603:9000:9B00:6F22:B839:8C91:2822:B69C (talk) 06:26, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD Article has copyrighted text, creator claims original authors have granted fair-use permission.[edit]

Recently deleted Draft:Oligodon Russelius moved from Draft:Oligodon russelius(tagged speedy) about a recently described species of snake had copyrighed text taken from The creator of the draft Wild Trait (talk) have informed me (via my talk page) that the author(s) of the publication from which the text in question is taken (about the desc. of the species) have provided him the article pdf and granted perms to put it in Wikipedia. What should be done here? upload the pdf to Commons with fair-use license and use the text? Vulpes-bengalensis (talk) 07:17, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Vulpes-bengalensis You might want to ask about this at WP:CP, I don't think you should upload a pdf to Commons even if its licensed appropriately for Commons since that's not really good to mean the text is going to be OK to use. If the text has been appropriately licensed, all that is needed is some way to verify that license and that can typically be done as explained in WP:DCP. However, even if it the text is appropriately licensed, that still doesn't mean Wikipedia should be using it verbatim. The copyirght holder most likely has written the content as they wanted to write it and not as Wikipedia policies and guidelines want Wikipedia articles to be written. So, even if the licensing is acceptable, it will still be preferred for the draft's creator summarize and rewrite things in their own words and appropriately support whatever claims are being made by citations to reliable secondary sources. An acceptable license means the content would not a copyright violation per se, but it doesn't mean Wikipedia has to use the content as written and it doesn't mean things like WP:N, WP:V, WP:NPOV, WP:NOT and WP:OR no longer apply. -- Marchjuly (talk) 08:27, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Instructions for Translation needed[edit]

Hi all, I want to translate Wikipedia entries into my native language. Where can I find instructions (or, ideally, a tutorial :-) on how to do the translation? Thanks! White Orchid27 (talk) 08:27, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]