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April 23[edit]

Article on Yogi Narayana[edit]

I had written an article on Yogi Narayana for the benefit of users of Wikipedia. It has been rejected on the grounds of lack of references. However, in the uploaded article, I had included the reference section at the bottom of the page in running matter. I would like the help desk to guide me as to how I can further edit the page and include photographs to authenticate the write-up of the article.

Regards, Dr. HariPrasad. S Chemistry Department, Central College Campus, Bangalore University, Bangalore - 560001, INDIA — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hariprasad sure (talkcontribs) 00:08, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

@Hariprasad sure: Your best bet is to put references about the poet in the article. This may help Help:Referencing for beginners. Here's one I found but my ad blocker blocks it so I can't read it. [[1]] Please sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~) so we know who you are. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 00:36, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Hello, Hariprasad sure. The references in User:Hariprasad sure/sandbox are (apart from the last one, which is useless as a reference, because a reader has no way to find it to check what it says) to works by Narayana. Wikipedia has very little interest in what the subject of an article has said or published: it is only interested in what people who have no connection with the subject have chosen to publish about them. Almost all the content of an article should come from such independent sources - and if such sources do not exist, then it is not possible to write an acceptable article on the subject. Please see the link Timtempleton gave you, and also Your first article. --ColinFine (talk) 16:56, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error included ref[edit]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.155.127.66 (talk) 01:05, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

In the error message, the words "help page" are in blue, indicating that they are a wikilink, in this case to Help:Cite errors/Cite error included ref which explains your problem. --David Biddulph (talk) 04:01, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Fixed Curiously, two editors added the same unsourced info in two different places and each partly removed an adjacent ref tag in doing do. Eagleash (talk) 11:36, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

WP links[edit]

Hi, Usually WP links would be shown in blue highlighted texts. However, I noticed today, they have appeared in green highlighted texts instate. Has anything been changed or something happens on my user setting? cheers. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 10:03, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

  • What is your mediawiki skin? (Preferences -> Appearance -> Skin) The default (which I use) is "Vector" and it did not change recently (and has blue links).
Assuming you are on Vector, and since User:CASSIOPEIA/common.css does not contain anything funky, it has something to do with your browser. What is its version? Did you install any add-ons recently? TigraanClick here to contact me 12:46, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
CASSIOPEIA, is it only redirects that are green? You have User:BrandonXLF/GreenRedirects in your common.js. Eman235/talk 12:52, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
@Tigraan and Eman235: Thank for the reply. My skin is Vector (default). Using the same browser for a few years, nothing added. The only thing I installed was User:BrandonXLF/GreenRedirects todayl. Example - see my talk page This message, (multiple independent; reliable sources ; WP:OTHERSTUFFEXIST and WP:NCORP) links are all in green but "Wikipedia:The answer to life, the universe, and everything" link is in blue. Any clues? Thanks. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 13:06, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
That would be because WP:OTHERSTUFFEXIST and WP:NCORP are redirects while Wikipedia:The answer to life, the universe, and everything isn't. ‑ Iridescent 13:10, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Iridescent Thank you and now it makes sense. Thank you for all you guys talking the time on answering my question. Cheers. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 13:31, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Help with categories?[edit]

Hi! I'm trying to find or add a category to Yongfeng chili sauce, which is a Geographical Indication Product in China. I saw that there are many categories for countries in Category:Products_with_protected_designation_of_origin and was going to add a category Chinese products with protected designation of origin there, but the page seems to indicate it's for EU only, although Mexico has been added at some point and none of the parent categories seem to offer a spot for China either. I'm afraid I'm causing someone more work by my fumbling around trying to figure this out on my own, so I thought I'd better instead try to figure out what talk page I should be asking about this on. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks! --valereee (talk) 11:28, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

The category:Products with protected designation of origin should not be restricted to the EU. I'm going to remove those criteria, so Mexico and China can breathe a sigh of relief. You can then create Category:Chinese products with protected designation of origin, ungrammatical as that is (or is "Chinese" not quite right because of the Republic of China?). Clarityfiend (talk) 18:47, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Clarityfiend, thank you! --valereee (talk) 19:06, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Edite and remove tag in page[edit]

Hi, My page had been tagged time ago to be fix issues, but still waiting for a editor. If you can take a look, I'll appreciate. Thanks

--Wiki-marshall (talk) 14:43, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Delmi. I'm guessing you mean Delmi Álvarez. It is a long article (far too long, in my opinion), with most of its references not in English (that is acceptable, but makes it hard for English speakers who don't have Galician, Spanish, or Latvian), so it would require an editor who is willing to spend a lot of time on it to improve it. It also has large chunks of unreferenced text, much of which is not in an encyclopaedic style. Bear in mind that Wikipedia has little interest in what the subject of any article says or wishes to say: it is only in interested in what people who have no connection with the subject have chosen to publish about the subject: much of the article reads very much as if this is what you wish to share about yourself and your career, but unless somebody unconnected with you has reported on that, most of it is not acceptable.
We are all volunteers, and we choose what we want to work on, so I'm afraid you might have a hard time finding somebody willing to work on Wikipedia's article about you (which is absolutely not "your page", by the way). You might have more luck asking at WT:WikiProject Galicia (though that appears to be inactive) or WT:WikiProject Journalism. --ColinFine (talk) 17:09, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
ColinFine this question also asked/answered at Teahouse. Delmi, please ask for help only in one place so that other editors don't end up duplicating effort on your behalf. --valereee (talk) 17:15, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

I want to report a Wikipedia page[edit]

Hi, I was researching about something. I came across this on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahara_India_Pariwar_investor_fraud_case. This page is highly skewed and biased. Although properly cited, this portrays one side as the bad guy and other party, who is a bad guy in this case, as the good buy. I am a student and have exams soon. So, I can't edit the page myself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 14.139.213.70 (talk) 14:49, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello, IP user. I'm afraid that Wikipedia does not have the concept of "reporting a page": if there is something wrong with an article, then the talk page of the article is the place to discuss it. What you could do is to add the template {{neutrality disputed}} at the top of the article - if you do so, please also post on Talk:Sahara India Pariwar investor fraud case to explain why you think it is not neutral. --ColinFine (talk) 17:14, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Phantom British English tagging[edit]

When I open the 21 Savage article for editing, a banner shows up that says "This article is written in British English, …". I belive that normally, this would be caused by a {{Use British English}} template, but I found no such template in the article. What could be causing that? It is obviously inappropriate, as is discussed on the Talk page at Talk:21 Savage. —BarrelProof (talk) 15:12, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Answered on article talk page - X201 (talk) 15:30, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

In search of information pertaining to a Beatles album with title . Suetone Records Beatles Live In Hamburg Germany1961?[edit]

Copied to Reference Desk
I have in my possession a album from 1961 with a record label that does not exist? and then even more compelling to the mystery record co is the fact that its a BEATLES LP?. This lost Beatle albm predates any known recording with there name title set.. could and would anybody,anyone please assist in discovery of said album..thank you very much..{P.S good luck..  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8801:C00:17BF:4C6B:ABDC:A35E:91DB (talk) 16:00, 23 April 2019 (UTC) 
Hello, IP user. I have copied your question to the Entertainment section of the Reference Desk, where it is a better fit. Please look for answers there. --ColinFine (talk) 17:21, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

User:Jabrona[edit]

User:Jabrona just made a personal attack on me saying that I am an idiot after reverting my edit on A Nightmare on Elm Street. I made my edit per the Talk:A Nightmare on Elm Street discussion. From his talk page, I see that he was blocked for disruptive editing and name calling before. This is what he wrote to me "Hey idiot, he's not called "Freddy" in this movie, so leave my edit alone". I am really hurt by this name calling.--NeoBatfreak (talk) 20:02, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

NeoBatfreak, I will warn the user. If you want someone to be blocked, please go to WP:AIV. MrClog (talk) 20:50, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
I just did, after he made more personal attacks on my talk page, calling me "hard-headed ass", "cluts, a retard, a curse, a failed mistake of life, and a whimpering dog tail", and "hopefully die by being deported". I do not feel safe of editing if there is one editor who would resort to rude name callings.--NeoBatfreak (talk) 23:24, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
NeoBatfreak, I'm posting on WP:AN/I for you. Hopefully we'll get it resolved. His behavior is unacceptable. Rockstonetalk to me! 23:31, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for resolving this, I hate of being rudely name called. I already having someone like my father who can't control his temper and cursed me to die, last thing I want is more abuses from a stranger.--NeoBatfreak (talk) 06:32, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Wenner update needed[edit]

Just looked at your JANN WENNER entry, discovered it's outdated. Most significantly, Wenner no longer owns RS. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:AAF0:49F0:59C6:C419:26DF:CF4F (talk) 20:26, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Jann Wenner (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
Convenience link. †dismas†|(talk) 22:00, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
I've updated the section about Rolling Stone. If there are other substantive issues please edit the article direct or post on its talk page, but please remember that we require information about living people to be supported by references to reliable published sources: Bhunacat10 (talk), 16:17, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

April 24[edit]

I need more eyes to have a look at an article.[edit]

How can I do it? I 've asked 3rd Opinion, but a user (who is very friendly to the other one I was discussing, commented minutes after I asked for 3rd Opinion. Cinadon36 (talk) 05:14, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Cinadon36, according to the guide, what you want to do next, if you don't know of a specific noticeboard, is either to file an RfC or an request at the Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard. The former is for when you have short specific proposals, and the latter is for general content disputes. Alpha3031 (tc) 05:36, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I 'll go step by step and file a RfC. Thank you for your time. :) Cinadon36 (talk) 05:38, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Mentioning[edit]

About mentioning other users, Let's just say I mentioned or pinged User:Example on a talk page. I got a notification stating "Your mention of User:Everything was sent." Then I changed my mind and removed the user page link or ping template from the talk page. What would happen? Sincerely, Masum Reza 09:36, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

{{ping|Masumrezarock100}} The removal would have no effect on the ping; the user would still be told about the edit that sent the notification. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:30, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
And so that you check my answer, I've edited that reply and disabled the ping template. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:32, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

References[edit]

Hi,

So I am making a page right now about Compass Insurance Agency and I was wondering if you could tell me how I reference a person on the page? Most of my information is coming from a non-online document and a real person so I don't know how to references those.

-Thanks

Rojewel (talk) 14:16, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

@Rojewel: A good place to start would be to read Help:Referencing for beginners. I would also point you to our guideline on reliable sources. Note that sources need to be independent of the source they are covering as well as published, so that anyone can go look at it later to confirm what it says. Good luck, shoy (reactions) 14:22, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
@Rojewel:If you spoke with a real person, you conducted "original research", and Wikipedia does not use original research. See WP:OR. Similarly, a "non-online document" is probably a primary source and not a secondary "reliable source": see WP:RS. -Arch dude (talk) 21:00, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Getting Articles Approved[edit]

I had an article rejected and I've made many manages and added additional resources as requested. Weeks have passed and I've not heard back. Is there anyway to get this reviewed? Can I resubmit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MJ61417 (talkcontribs) 15:14, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

You have resubmitted. As it says in the brown box on the draft: "Review waiting, please be patient. This may take more than two months, since drafts are reviewed in no specific order. There are 3028 pending submissions waiting for review." Of those 3028, 386 are in Category:AfC pending submissions by age/Very old (i.e. more than 8 weeks). --David Biddulph (talk) 15:51, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

How to undo incorrect page move?[edit]

Greetings, keepers of the eternal flame!

Could someone please tell me the easiest way to undo a page move? As per Talk:Dolomite (mineral)#Proposed name changes I tried to carry out my proposed name change, but I screwed up and changed the wrong page. I would be grateful for some help. Thanks, >MinorProphet (talk) 15:12, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

  • @MinorProphet: A couple of admins are watching the Help Desk and might sort this out for you. Otherwise, file a request at WP:RMT, which is the place for "I would move it myself but cannot for some reason" requests. As there is consensus (although by two people) for the move you propose, it is considered non-controversial. TigraanClick here to contact me 16:37, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
All appears to be in hand, sorry for my mistake. Thanks to everyone. >MinorProphet (talk) 17:23, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Two similar disambiguation pages and redirects[edit]

There are two disambiguation pages.Sri_Lanka_bombing_(disambiguation) and Sri Lanka Easter bombings. There may be issues related to these. There are also multiple redirects to these pages and 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings as well. How does one resolve and fix redundancy here?Manabimasu (talk) 15:57, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

  • @Manabimasu: It is not completely clear-cut that there should be only one DAB page (since one is about all bombings and the other about those taking place on Easter). I would suggest opening a discussion at WP:RFD (in your thread, make sure to list all pages involved). TigraanClick here to contact me 16:39, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I disagree. The Easter bombings dab page is too restrictive and a subset of the other one, so a redirect is in order. Clarityfiend (talk) 18:57, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Come to think of it, neither of these are proper dab pages, so I'm going to rename the survivor List of bombings in Sri Lanka. Clarityfiend (talk) 18:59, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Wrong username[edit]

Hello, I made a mistake with my username. My correct name is Wennberg, not wennberg. How do I change it? I can't create a new account, so I'd just like to change the existing one. Thank you, Teresa Wennberg. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Teresa wennberg (talkcontribs) 18:26, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

You can request a username change using Special:GlobalRenameRequest(if you provided an email to your account) or WP:CHUS(if you didn't). 331dot (talk) 18:48, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Template:EditOptions[edit]

Hi, concerning the "button" Cancel included in that edit window demonstration, how can I

  1. color it in the same red as in reality (e. g. {{font color | color | text }} creates a slightly different (lighter) shade of red than the one actually displayed in the real edit window)?
  2. adjust it exactly to the hight of the words within the buttons to the left of it? Currently, it seems to be somewhat offset.
  3. make it boldfaced – as in the real edit window?--Hildeoc (talk) 19:19, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
The color is #d33, at least in the default Vector skin. {{font color | #d33 | '''Cancel''' }} produces Cancel. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:20, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: Thanks a lot! For reasons of completeness, what about the position (2nd question above)?--Hildeoc (talk) 12:52, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
@Hildeoc: It only looks like 2px to me but may depend on browser and settings. You can wrap it in <span style="position:relative; bottom:-2px;">...</span>. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:08, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

i want to edit this page with more information about Shrikrishna Keshav Kshirsagar :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrikrushna_Keshav_Kshirsagar...need help[edit]

i want to edit this page with more information about Shrikrishna Keshav Kshirsagar :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrikrushna_Keshav_Kshirsagar...need help — Preceding unsigned comment added by Editpallavi (talkcontribs) 23:35, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Courtesy link: Shrikrushna Keshav Kshirsagar. --ColinFine (talk) 23:16, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Need comments to resolve article dispute[edit]

I'm trying to resolve an article dispute on Talk:Civil Rights Act of 1968 in the "Merger of Fair Housing Act and Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 into this article" section. There are only two participants and they disagree with each other. A Wikipedia:Requests for comment was added on 06:25, 18 April 2019, but no one has participated. What are my other options? Mitchumch (talk) 23:50, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Mitchumch, you can request a third opinion or file a request for dispute resolution at this noticeboard. See this page for more info. --MrClog (talk) 23:53, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. Mitchumch (talk) 00:02, 25 April 2019 (UTC)


April 25[edit]

Broken SVG[edit]

I uploaded an SVG logo and got some sort of error, so I edited it in notepad and removed some stuff. This allowed me to upload it. Unfortunately it also made the image error out. Anyone know how to fix? The image is File:National Bank of the Republic of Belarus logo.svg. The source image is linked from there - and also if anyone can tell me what I should have edited out to allow me to upload it without the initial error I'd be very happy to know. Either way, thanks! Faceless Enemy (talk) 00:29, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

There is a strong argument that the logo is not eligible to copyright per Wikipedia:Logos#Copyright-free_logos, but if so you should tag it as {{PD-textlogo}}, instead of {{non-free logo}} TigraanClick here to contact me 14:43, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Assistance changing article title[edit]

I created a new article for the CD Songs of our native daughters, and as you can see, the capitalization is incorrect, a result of not noticing this detail in the Search Results page's suggestion for creating a new article. I would appreciate if an admin can change the title to: Songs of Our Native Daughters. Thank you. Allreet (talk) 00:35, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

@Allreet: You can just move it yourself with the tabs at the top. I did it for you though. Faceless Enemy (talk) 00:43, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Live and learn. I'll check it out. Thanks for the fix. Allreet (talk) 00:53, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Check the entry for Billy Preston music personality[edit]

Some mental deficient did a job on it — Preceding unsigned comment added by 107.77.202.228 (talk) 05:38, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Billy Preston (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
Another editor has fixed today's damage. -- John of Reading (talk) 06:18, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Page editing[edit]

How do I add multiple images on the info box of a page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by TumRad (talkcontribs) 08:37, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

TumRad, see Template:Photomontage. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:08, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Guru Teg Bahadur[edit]

To

 Wikipedia peer review Team

Guru Teg Bahadur "hind di chadar" not shrist di chadar ☚ understood

please dont distroy that teg line it is a humble request once again to all "Wikipedia peer review Team"🙏

Please dont play with wards it is dangerous and shameful thing understood ☚

http://www.quora.com/Sikhism-Why-is-Guru-Teg-Bahadur-known-as-Hind-di-Chaadar — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gsmalhadia (talkcontribs) 08:39, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

This page is for asking questions on how to edit Wikipedia. Do you have such a question? Please see the messages on your talk page regarding Guru Tegh Bahadur.--Shantavira|feed me 09:50, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

I want a wikipedia page[edit]

I want a wikipedia page.Can anyone help me — Preceding unsigned comment added by AdarshRay (talkcontribs) 09:25, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

@AdarshRay: Whether you "want a page" or not does not matter- and a Wikipedia article(not "page") is not necessarily something to want, there are good reasons to not want one. Wikipedia has no interest in increasing your internet presence or helping your career; it is only interested in summarizing what independent reliable sources state about article subjects that meet Wikipedia's special definition of notability. For people, that is defined at WP:BIO; there are also more specific guidelines for certain fields(athletes, politicians, etc.). If you truly meet the notability guidelines, someone will eventually take note of you and write about you. You can make a request at Requested Articles, but the backlog there is severe. 331dot (talk) 09:43, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
[Edit Conflict] Assuming that you are the musician of that name, please read carefully the guidelines at Wikipedia:Notability (music).
If you can satisfy the conditions that several articles, each containing at least several paragraphs about you, have been published in professional newspapers, magazines or books which qualify as Reliable sources completely independently of you (which excludes anything based on interviews with you or publicity releases about you), then you will be "notable" in Wikipedia's meaning of the word, and an article about you will be possible.
If you cannot (yet) satisfy these criteria now, then no article is currently possible; however this might be a case of Wikipedia:Too soon and you might become notable and eligible in the future. When that happens it is likely that someone else will create an article about you. You should not do so yourself because of the reasons explained in Wikipedia:Autobiography.
We have strict rules that Wikipedia is not used for publicity or promotion, but only for documenting and summarising what has already been published by Reliable sources elsewhere.
If you think you can satisfy Wikipedia's rules on Notability, then you can place a request for an article here. It will be far more likely that one of the volunteer editors (we are all volunteers) will choose to create such an article if you include internet links or details of off-line publications conforming with the requirements described above and in the wikilinks. Best of luck! {The poster formerly known as 87.81.230.195} 2.122.2.132 (talk) 09:53, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Have all Watchlist links open in new tabs[edit]

Is there a way to have all Watchlist links (watched pages, diff, hist, user page, talk, etc.) open in new tabs instead of the current one when left-clicking them? The way I've organized my Wikipedia browser window is that the Watchlist page is permanently open and I'd like it to have that tab dedicated only to the Watchlist and nothing else. However, I often just right-click on Watchlist links end up closing the tab when I'm done, forgetting to navigate back to the Watchlist and necessitating opening and relocating a new Watchlist tab. My laptop doesn't have a dedicated middle click button and due to various reasons holding CTRL while right-clicking is really clumsy.

I wasn't able to find an option in Preferences to do this. If it's possible to do this with a script I'd appreciate help with that since I have very little experience with scripting. A browser extension could also work (I use Firefox) but I'd rather have something specific to Wikipedia that's works independently of which browser I'm using Wikipedia on. --Veikk0.ma 10:36, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

mw.hook('wikipage.content').add(function() {
  $(".mw-special-Watchlist").find("ul.special").find("a").attr({
    "target": "_blank"
  });
});
@Veikk0.ma: Try adding this to your common.js or skin.js page; it's compatible with the "Live update" feature. —RainFall 11:08, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Most visited city[edit]

Why do you list Bangkok as the most visited city at about 20 million? Las Vegas had 42 million in 2018. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 162.249.177.154 (talk) 12:07, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Looking at Bangkok#Tourism, it says "the top destination city by international visitor arrivals"(my emphasis). I assume that the bulk of Las Vegas' visitors is domestic tourism; if you have reliable sources that state otherwise, please offer them at Talk:Bangkok. 331dot (talk) 12:23, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

How do you copy a subsection into another page?[edit]

Hi,

I think there is a way to copy a subsection into another page without copy-and-paste. The exact same words must always appear on both pages, and any changes apply to both pages. What template do you use for this? Thanks. --Epiphyllumlover (talk) 16:45, 25 April 2019 (UTC) figured it out--Epiphyllumlover (talk) 17:02, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Winfield S. Frazeur IV[edit]

Hello, my name is Winfield S. Frazeur IV and I am retired U. S. Navy Chief Photographer and a contributor to Wikipedia. I had a posting on myself on Wikipedia but now it no longer is online under Winfield S. Frazeur IV. What happened to it.


Winfield S. Frazeur IV — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:6C55:6B00:B86:A00A:1A67:CC7C:B446 (talk) 17:16, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello, it appears this page was deleted on October 8, 2018. The reason given was: "None of the sources demonstrate notability; the only editor having contributed to the article is the subject (indeffed for socking); orphaned for six years except for a redirect which is itself an orphan." Let us know if you have any questions. ‡ Єl Cid of ᐺalencia ᐐT₳LKᐬ 17:25, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Hello, the page was deleted as lacking notability / sources and also because it appeared to be an autobiography. See here for more details. Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~). Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 17:28, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

How to fix references on transcluded pages[edit]

How do you fix the named references which appear in red because the name is not part of the transclusion? For an example of this problem, see Interfaith_controversies_involving_the_Catholic_Church#Criticism_of_interfaith_dialogue_by_Pierre_Claverie,_a_French_prelate. Thank you.--Epiphyllumlover (talk) 17:33, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Epiphyllumlover Reference names are not "remembered" across articles. You need to go back to the article from which part was transcluded (here, Pierre Claverie) and track down the place in that article where these reference names are defined (here, it is the lead section). Then, return to the article you're working on, and replace one instance of each reference name with the full reference: Bhunacat10 (talk), 20:08, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
@Epiphyllumlover: you can also move the "defining" ref in the parent article into the section which will be transcluded, and replace the existing "defining" ref with the "just the name" form of the ref. This keeps the ref from being duplicated in the reflist in the parent article. (If we ever get into a situation where a parent article provides multiple transclusion sections for multiple dependent articles, this trick will fail, but such a construct will also confuse the vast majority of merely mortal editors anyway.) you might want to add a little inline comment to ask future editors to NOT move the definition back to the first instance, to alert anyone who thinks they "should" be at teh first occurance that this is a special case. -Arch dude (talk) 21:25, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
It works, no more references in the big red font.--Epiphyllumlover (talk) 22:44, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Map Template generation[edit]

I would like to generate a map as a template similiar to the one on List of bays of the Philippines. Is there any programs that can take a input file full of coordinates, place names attribute pairs that can be read and spit out a map. Is there any apps that Wikipedia supports that could do it. Thanks. scope_creepTalk 18:02, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

1911 Encyclopædia Britannica[edit]

Hi, I have seen articles with a note that says something like, "This article contains material from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica which is in the public domain." Is there a template for this note, or is it simply included in the citation? I have searched and can't find anything - and I was unable to find an article with the note, but I know I have seen it - thanks - Epinoia (talk) 18:14, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

See Template:EB1911. DuncanHill (talk) 18:17, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
- wow! - that's great - thanks! - Epinoia (talk) 18:21, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Resolved

moving files to commons[edit]

There's a file that I think can be moved to commons, and I'd like to do so but I can't figure out the instructions. Is there a place I should ask for someone to help me with that? It's at mildred lager in 1918 --valereee (talk) 22:16, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

@Valereee: See Wikipedia:Moving_files_to_Commons. The file info is a little confusing to me, and I am not sure it is correct. It is copyright 1982 on a 1918 photo? RudolfRed (talk) 23:42, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

April 26[edit]

Signing by Sinebot[edit]

Some new users forget to sign their comments on my talk page. Signing comments is a pain for me. I noticed that messages on User talk:Oshwah gets signed by Sinebot. I tried to include in the category [[Category:Non-talk pages that are automatically signed]]. But it didn't work at all. So I decided to ask help from User:Thegooduser. But he didn't able to fix it either. Any suggestions to fix this would be helpful. Sincerely, Masum Reza 03:00, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Perhaps the problem is that you're trying to add a category specified for non-talk pages to a talk page? – Teratix 03:15, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Article links incorrectly[edit]

When looking at JJ Lin discography, I found that Genesis (under studio albums) redirected back to JJ Lin. I realized that an English version of the page did not exist and thus created it myself and it is now in the draft stage. However, my page currently directs to JJ Lin. How do I change this?

Bottledplane (talk) 05:27, 26 April 2019 (UTC)