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October 16[edit]

Thomas Fitzmaurice (MP)[edit]

I have added a file (pic of an historic house) which has FAILED - ref number 1. Please fix if able Thanks 203.132.68.1 (talk) 00:02, 16 October 2017 (UTC).

I have fixed it.[1] See Help:Files#Using files. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:45, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Thomas Fitzmaurice (MP)[edit]

I have FAILED again! "Later life" section - I failed when adding the pic of Cliveden from that page's info box - to the above page. Thanks 203.132.68.1 (talk) 00:52, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

I fixed that one [2] – the page does not have an infobox, like the one at Cliveden. Pictures are added differently in infoboxes than they are in articles, which is why copying the code across does not work. You would use the same file name (File:Cliveden-2382.jpg), but add it using the method at the link PrimeHunter left above, Help:Files#Using files, so it ends up looking like [[File:Cliveden-2382.jpg|thumb|caption]]. Regards, Dairy {talk} 01:36, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

how do I find the most edited articles? or the most discussed articles?[edit]

is there any feature at Wikipedia that would enable me to find the articles that are currently getting the most edits, the most discussion, or both, or any variation thereof? thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 02:58, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Hello Sm8900, this might assist you: User:DataflowBot/output/Top 20 enwiki articles by edits and editors in past 7 days (id-1). Warmly. Lourdes 03:16, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
hi. thanks so much! that's very helpful. by the way, is this info listed anywhere for other users to receive? If not, perhaps I might add this great information to one or more help pages here?
I really appreciate your help, Lourdes. thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 14:26, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome Sm8900. This database report is communicated to all editors who subscribe to the Wikipedia Signpost, in the Traffic section. For example, Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2017-09-25/Traffic report, contains adaptations from the Wikipedia:Top 25 Report statistics page. Hope this helps. Lourdes 16:19, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Database reports/Talk pages by size shows the largest talk pages including archives but it's a total and not current activity. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:33, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

How to write about missing(Our) Place?[edit]

Dear all,

How to write about missing(Our) Place ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 112.196.67.170 (talk) 04:04, 16 October 2017‎ (UTC)

  • Hello. Your question is unclear. Would you be able to provide clarification on what exactly do you wish help on? If you want to start an article about a missing place, you should first read Wikipedia's notability guidelines about geographical places (the criteria that places have to meet in order to be included in Wikipedia). Once you're confident that your place meets Wikipedia's geographical notability requirements, then you can read up on how to create your first article. Of course, if you were enquiring about something else, please feel free to ask for assistance again with a clearer question. Thanks. Lourdes 07:49, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
hi are you referring to Our Place (organization)? --Sm8900 (talk) 02:27, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Biography Page[edit]

Hi, I want to submit a new Biography on "Deborah Mayo", a very talented Theatre practitioner at SUNY Stonybrook. How do I go about submitting it to you and uploading pictures? Thank you. --Maryunny (talk) 13:45, 16 October 2017 (UTC)MARY S UNNY

Hello, Maryunny. Your use of the word "submit" suggests to me that you have a (very common) misunderstanding of how Wikipedia works. The activity here is not "submitting material" but "writing articles" according to Wikipedia's policies and practices. If you have preexisting text, whatever purpose it was created for, it is unlikely to be suitable for a Wikipedia article. In the first place, if it has already been published anywhere, then its copyright status is probably not acceptable to Wikipedia (it needs to be explicitly licensed in a way that will allow anybody to reuse it for any purpose, commercial or not). Secondly, Wikipedia's requirements for neutrality and sourcing do not match most other places. Wikipedia is not interested in what you know (or what I know), and it has hardly any interest in what the subject says, or what their friends or associates say about them. Wikipedia is only interested in what people who have no connection with the subject have chosen to publish about them in reliable sources. Any article should be nearly 100% based on such independent sources - and if there are not sufficient independent sources to ground an article, then no article is possible: the Wikipedia jargon for that is that the subjdect is not notable.
Pictures are another issue. Sourcing is not a problem, but copyright is. With certain exceptions (which almost never apply in respect of living subjects) all images used must likewise be explicitly licensed in a way acceptable to Wikipedia.
I suggest that you study Your first article, and go from there. Note that if you are connected with Mayo, then you also need to be aware of our policies on editing with a conflict of interest. --ColinFine (talk) 15:47, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
As an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the theater department, she may not meet our standards of notability for academics. --Orange Mike | Talk 23:40, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Named ref undefined errors using {{r}}[edit]

Re: Bob's Big Boy, I added several refs using {{r}} – citing in the reflist. Excepting the first such listed ref, I'm getting named ref invoked but never defined errors I can't resolve. (I don't believe the added {{free access}} tags should cause this.) Thank you. — βox73 (৳alk) 19:22, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

@Box73: Fixed with this edit. The error messages weren't particularly helpful in this case. -- John of Reading (talk) 19:26, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
@John of Reading: That's some fast response. Thanks! — βox73 (৳alk) 19:55, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

References formatting and clickable sourcing[edit]

Hello,

I am new to editing and publishing in wikipedia. I uploaded and then formatted from word&endnote document. I did not put my sources in the reference section using the easy to use enter data into boxes section, but rather formatted into html from the document I had to save time. The problem that I am having is, when I go to make the title to the section clickable and linked to it's digital source, it only worked for the first source in the reference list and not in the ones there after. When I use the same format for the exact same references in the text of the body, it does work. So it appears that it is isolated to the reference section, perhaps being formatted from endnote and word presenting a problem. Does anyone happen to know some way to bypass this problem and get my links to work in the reference section??

Thank you so much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Christina.Dee.Harrison (talkcontribs) 19:47, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

You need to read WP:Referencing for beginners. --David Biddulph (talk) 21:41, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

How to find all articles which link to a specific webpage?[edit]

For example, if I want to find all articles which link to "www.somewhere.com/somepage". I used Google and "www.somewhere.com/somepage site:en.wikipedia.org", but it can't find all of them, especially when that specific URL used in citation templates. Google can find bare URLs but not all cited URLs. --Wario-Man (talk) 20:12, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

@Wario-Man: Have you tried Special:LinkSearch? -- John of Reading (talk) 20:29, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
@John of Reading: Thanks you very much. It works like a charm. --Wario-Man (talk) 04:12, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
hi @John of Reading:, @Wario-Man:; sorry, i am trying to use that feature. it only brought up three results for external pages linked to wikipedia, and none at all for articles I tried. can you please tell me the Wikipedia articles for you which you were able to find external pages linked to those article(s)? thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 17:28, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
@Sm8900: I'm not sure I've understood what you are trying to do. Special:LinkSearch finds links from Wikipedia to external sites. For example, it shows that these Wikipedia pages link to cartoons at the www.xkcd.com website. -- John of Reading (talk) 17:46, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Problems using foreign WP img[edit]

For some reason the EN WP is not displaying this image http://az.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%9E%C9%99kil:Ammonius_sakkas.jpg Why? Should be added to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonius_Saccas Thanks. prokaryotes (talk) 21:56, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

To use an image in the English Wikipedia it needs to be uploaded either to the English Wikipedia or to Wikimedia Commons. What is the copyright status of the image? --David Biddulph (talk) 22:00, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
Hey prokaryotes. I have now transferred the image to commons. See File:Ammonius sakkas.jpg. GMGtalk 22:15, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
While copyright is unclear this historic image seems to fall under expired. Thank you GreenMeansGo prokaryotes (talk) 22:25, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
Assuming the information on the source is correct, which at this point is the best information we have, PD-old-assumed is actually... adorable... in that it takes it as a "reasonable assumption" that the original author is dead. I'd say that's more than reasonable! (There unfortunately is no template for PD-old-2000, for works of art that are 2000 years old.) GMGtalk 22:42, 16 October 2017 (UTC)


October 17[edit]

DLA Piper[edit]

Ref number 49 is wrong and "in red ink" - I did not do this ref. Please fix if able 203.132.68.1 (talk) 00:32, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

 Done [3] (fixed wrong ref, corrected myself in following edit) It just needed the {{cite web}} template to be filled in to include the title of the page (as well as date, website, etc.) There is usually a link in the red text which you can follow, which tells you how to fix the problem. Dairy {talk} 00:51, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

A patrolled article is still not indexed by Google?[edit]

I recently created an article (Yasodara Córdova). I asked for revision here last Oct 11, and it was reviewed by two experienced reviewers. I see that now when googling for the name http://encrypted.google.com/search?q=yasodara+cordova, Google creates the snippet box in the right. However, it seems it still doesn't show the Wikipedia article as part of the results: http://encrypted.google.com/search?q=%22yasodara+c%C3%B3rdova%22+site%3Awikipedia.org I thought after patrolling, the article is indexed, but maybe I'm not understanding the rules correctly. Could someone explain me what's going on? Thanks! Samer.hc (talk) 01:36, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Hello Samer.hc, hope you're well. Wikipedia does not control Google search results. Google takes some time to index newly created pages. For your benefit, I've manually submitted the article page to Google for it to index the same. It'll be indexed in around a week more or so. If there is any further query, feel free to ask away. Warmly. Lourdes 03:32, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Re-ping Samer.hc.Lourdes 03:33, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
As far as I can see, Yasodara Córdova is still awaiting patrol through the new page patrol process (along with about 13 thousand other pages), and hence has a NOINDEX tag which will stop Google indexing it. --David Biddulph (talk) 05:47, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing that out. I have reviewed the article. Lourdes 06:29, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks so much, what a efficiency! It is already showing in the results :) Samer.hc (talk) 11:29, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Von Joshua baseball player[edit]

Correction on his college. He did not go to Chabot....he went to Laney College and signed out of there. Then he went to Cal State Haywood for 1 yr.

After his baseball career he coached in the Dodgers minor league system for 10yrs. From there he coached with the Chicago White Sox for 10yrs. Within those 10yrs he coached in the majors for 4yrs. Making across the board records in 2000. From the White Sox he was the hitting coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays for 1 1/2 yrs. From there he went on to coach with the Chicago Cubs for 9yrs. In those 9yrs he was the interim hitting coach for 6 months in the major league until Rudy Jaramillo. From there he went back to the Iowa Cubs AAA club for another year.

In 2014 he went to Taiwan as their hitting coach and was also the manager for the EDA Rhino’s. The team won last years Championship (for the CPBL). The team was sold and is now called the Fubon Gaurdians where he is still coaching . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jjoshua39 (talkcontribs) 02:11, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

@Jjoshua39: If you think there are errors in the Von Joshua article, you should detail them on the article's talk page, so that other editors can review the situation. This page (though, like us, it's an open Wiki) supports some of your contentions, but the coaching details don't exactly match. Joshua's Retrosheet page, however, lists no coaching jobs other than those in the Cubs organization (with a shorter tenure and different dates). Deor (talk) 19:29, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Counter-Vandalism Question[edit]

While browsing the Recent Changes, I noticed that people where vandalizing articles and then fixing them on the same account. This makes it harder for us Counter-Vandalism Unit members to monitor wikipedia because of the constant flow of spam do to this. Is this considered as Disruptive editing? SwagGangster 02:25, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi SwagGangster, when I'm looking at recent changes and notice that. I use the template test edits first. It allows you to give a warning to the user so they know someone is looking at them while still assuming good faith (unless they are constantly doing it). Then if it continues you can call it disruptive. NZFC(talk) 02:33, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

TCM template?[edit]

Resolved: 11:50, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

I thought there was a template for TCM for including in 'See also' section, as with {{IMDb}}; but, {{TCM}} is not it. —2606:A000:4C0C:E200:15FB:A1AF:25AD:DBFA (talk) 02:48, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

True that. I couldn't find a TCM template either. You'll have to currently make do with physically embedding the details in any article for now. Lourdes 03:22, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
That's what I did (here). (Btw, I meant to say 'External links' section). —2606:A000:4C0C:E200:15FB:A1AF:25AD:DBFA (talk) 04:06, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Wow. That was good work. I've redirected {{TCM}} to this template. Hope that helps. Lourdes 08:35, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I clicked on the (previously) red link and got the "this category does not exist" page and clicked on the "search for similar names" option (or something to that effect), and there it was. —2606:A000:4C0C:E200:15FB:A1AF:25AD:DBFA (talk) 11:55, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Don't forget to add the TCM data for films and for people to the corresponding Wikidata entry. --RAN (talk) 17:58, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Error saving data to server: Empty server response.[edit]

Always get an error when saving. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:8a0:712c:d801:8157:e85f:841d:2c28 (talkcontribs) 03:23, October 17, 2017 (UTC)

Well, hello! You managed to save this question here on the Help Desk. If your question relates to not being able to create new articles on Wikipedia, please note that to create pages directly in the Wikipedia article mainspace, you must be a logged in user with an account that must be at least 4 days (96 hours) old, and you must have made more than ten edits across Wikipedia. You can read up on how to create your first article for more details. If your query relates to something technical not connected to Wikipedia, the best place to ask the same is at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Computing and not here. But please feel free to ask for more clarification here itself on the Help Desk about how to edit Wikipedia. Cheers. Lourdes 03:41, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Page has been removed from Wikipedia[edit]

Hi there

Please advise why the page on Nicole Monique Bierbach or Nicole Bierbach (Namibia) has been removed from Wikipedia?

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.190.104.224 (talk) 07:26, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Nicole Monique Bierbach was one of many articles created by an editor with what turned out to be a large range of problems, as explained at WP:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive941#User:Sander v. Ginkel. --David Biddulph (talk) 08:06, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Federal employees[edit]

Are congress members required to file taxes annually or differently? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:403:C100:DFB1:34DC:ACAC:FAFA:7A18 (talk) 17:28, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

This notice board is for asking questions about Wikipedia and its policies, editing practices, procedures, tools, etc. You may want to ask your question at the Reference Desk, which is for general factual questions such as this and has a large number of very helpful and knowledgeable folks ready to assist. Hope this helps. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 17:53, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Advanced searching: all people with certain initials?[edit]

I'm trying to find a way to search for all people, among those with Wikipedia articles, with a given set of initials. Let's say JW (as in Jimmy Wales) for example. I've already checked JW (disambiguation), and the person I'm looking for isn't listed there. I'm willing to sift through false positives, and to use a search that would exclude those with middle names (e.g., Jimmy Donal Wales). Any ideas? The regular expression searcher seemed positive, but I wasn't sure how to form the expression. --BDD (talk) 20:33, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

@BDD: The search box has an "intitle" option to search article titles only, and it accepts regular expressions. This search may be close to what you are looking for. -- John of Reading (talk) 20:48, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks John, this is definitely along the lines of what I'm looking for. But it only seems to be picking up titles or redirects with the initials themselves (e.g., J. W. Backus, J. W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School). Apologies if I didn't explain my query clearly, but what I'm looking for is a search that would give me Jimmy Wales, John Wilson, etc. --BDD (talk) 20:55, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
@BDD: Hmm, that's too hard for the search box. The tool you linked can do it. This search looks for a "J" at the start of a word, followed, somewhere afterwards, by a space and a "W". Or this search which looks for a "J" at the start of a word, and "W" at the start of the next word. Note that I switched to the Latin Wikipedia so that these searches only take a second or two. -- John of Reading (talk) 21:21, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, that did the trick! --BDD (talk) 21:34, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Here's a variation that finds titles that begin with a J and and end with a word that starts with a W [[4]] That way you can ignore middle names, Mduvekot (talk) 23:01, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia Account[edit]

How long does it usually take to get your wikipedia account approved? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.62.206.209 (talk) 20:57, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

There is no approval process because this is the encyclopaedia that anyone can edit. Have you created an account? You will be able to edit straight away, but to create new articles you will need to wait four days and have made at least ten edits using your new account. There are some semi-protected pages which you will not be able to edit until your account is 30 days old and you have made 500 edits, but there are not very many such pages. I would advise you not to make frivolous edits. Please remember that this is intended to be a serious encyclopaedia. Dbfirs 21:08, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Ukranian text appearing as wikilink[edit]

When editing with the visual editor, if I click on the wikilink for panacea (medicine), the text that appears below the link (the page preview) is in Ukranian - міфологічний універсальний засіб від усіх хвороб, which translates to 'a mythological universal remedy for all diseases'. After clicking around a bit, I found that the text is coming from this wikidata entry. How do I change this, or who do I tell? Leschnei (talk) 23:51, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

You are right that some features display English descriptions from Wikidata. You can reach the right Wikidata page by clicking "Wikidata item" under "Tools" in the left pane of the desktop version of the article. Your account works at Wikidata. Click "edit" at the pencil icon at the top right of the description to edit it. Wikidata uses database fields so it's edited a little differently from Wikipedia but just look for the right field to edit. The description sounded appropriate but just had the wrong language so I have moved it to Ukrainian.[5] There is no English description now but you can easily add one. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:32, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks much. I'm just beginning to figure out Wikidata and your explanation help. Leschnei (talk) 11:29, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
See wikidata:Help:Description for guidelines. wikidata:Help:Description#Capitalization says: "Descriptions begin with a lowercase letter except when uppercase would normally be required or expected." PrimeHunter (talk) 15:53, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

October 18[edit]

how do I add my artist profile on wikipedia[edit]

how do I add my artist profile on wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Akwofiegh (talkcontribs) 03:12, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

You don't. This is Wikipedia, an encyclopedia full of articles about notable topics written by impartial third parties; not Myspace or Facebook. --Orange Mike | Talk 05:31, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge[edit]

I have added a file -

Olive Christiana Middleton (née Lupton) c.1914

- and it is FAR TOO BIG!

Please minimise if able Thankyou139.216.210.155 (talk) 03:58, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi IP user, I have fixed if for you. You had missed the |150px after the |thumb, see MOS:IMGSIZE NZFC(talk) 05:34, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
This is a little nit picky, but just FYI NZFC, it's generally preferred to use an upright scaling factor for images rather than px when possible. GMGtalk 12:48, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks GMG, that is good to know. Will keep that in mind in future. NZFC(talk) 20:14, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Von Joshua[edit]

Correction on Von Joshua baseball player..He went to Laney College, and signed out of there . From there he went to Cal State Haywood for another year.


After his baseball career as a player ended, he went on to coach in the LA Dodgers minor league system for 10years as their hitting coach. From there he went on as the hitting coach for the Chicago White Sox minor league system for 10yrs. The last 4 years with the Chicago White Sox he coached in the major league system, where in the year 2000 they made records across the board. After the White Sox he was the hitting coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays for 1 1/2 years. After leaving the Blue Jays he went on as the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs AA and AAA teams. In 2009 he was the major league interim hitting coach replacing Gerald Perry . In 2010 he went back as the Chicago Cubs AAA Iowa Cubs hitting coach.

In 2014 he went on to coach for CPBL league in Taiwan. He was the hitting coach and manager for the EDA Rhinos. In 2016 the Rhinos won the CPBL Championship. In 2017 the Rhinos were sold and now called the Fubon Guardians were he is still presently working. Baseball has been his career for 50 years. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jjoshua39 (talkcontribs) 09:57, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Jjoshua39: as you were told a few days ago, you need to bring this up on the article's talk page, not here. Rojomoke (talk) 10:31, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
[Edit conflict] Jjoshua39, the appropriate place to raise concerns is on the Talk page of the article in question: you have already left a cryptic message there, whose import is unclear. You need to specify there exactly which pieces of text you think should be changed, what you think each should be changed to, and provide supporting references to Reliable Sources for all such changes. Other editors may wish to discuss your proposals, but if (after a few days) no-one objects to any given change you are free to be bold and make it provided that you provide an inline citation for each changed piece of information, making sure that your sources are not less reliable that any currently used for what you think is incorrect. {The poster formerly known as 87.81.230.195} 94.0.129.189 (talk) 10:32, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Anthropology[edit]

Anthropolog is a study of human being with Respect time and space. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wensung porbsa (talkcontribs) 12:09, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

@Wensung porbsa: Hello, do you have a question about how to edit Wikipedia? Please sign your posts by typing four tildes (~~~~). Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 12:21, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Culture-:Culture is a whole way of life. It lncluds ideas,values,believs,knowleadge art etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wensung porbsa (talkcontribs) 12:48, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Culture-:Culture is a whole way of life. It lncluds ideas,values,believs,knowleadge art etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wensung porbsa (talkcontribs) 12:51, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

@Wensung porbsa: Apparently you do not have a question. Please don't post at this page other than to ask a question about how to edit Wikipedia. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 13:03, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

in-article disambiguation template at the top of the page[edit]

Greetings, How does one fix an opening disambiguation (Template:There really should be a disambiguation page) template? I have tried to add disambiguation to the searchterm result "cybercell", as all across India, cybercell is known as a term referring to cybercrime investigators (Police Force of India), but wikipedia returns only one article, about E-Coli.

That looks about right, having a go. Thank You126.209.0.225 (talk) 19:24, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Hatnotes should link to existing articles and those articles should have content about the topic. I have fixed it.[6] PrimeHunter (talk) 21:34, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Question about time for edits to be reviewed?[edit]

Hello,

I submitted an edit to add an organization and its description, following closely the guidelines about sources and conflict of interest. I did this a few months ago, but I still have not received answer or seen it published or deleted. How long do these requests usually take?

Thanks.

Best, Camila

PS. This is the page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requested_articles/Business_and_economics/Organizations#D — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cbustos29 (talkcontribs) 19:50, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately you can wait for many months and years before it is created. It depends on interest of editors to this topic. You can try to create a draft yourself. Ruslik_Zero 20:14, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Irritating notices[edit]

OK. there are pages A,B,C,D and Z and Template Q and I watch page Z. Template Q is already on pages A, B, C, and D. I add Z to template Q. When someone edits page A and adds anything, I get the notice that a link was made page A to Z, even though the changes to A have nothing to do with page Z. Is there any way that I can keep from getting the same notice when pages B, C, and D next change *other* than to stop watching Z?Naraht (talk) 23:58, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Preferences → Notifications.....Page link .--Moxy (talk) 00:37, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
You didn't post a real example so I cannot check who created "Z" but it sounds like you describe the "Page link" feature at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-echo which is supposed to notify you about links to pages you created and not pages you watch. You can disable the feature completely. I don't think you can limit the feature to omit links via templates. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:42, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
'Z' in this case is Theta Sigma Upsilon, which as was pointed out, I did create. So no way to keep getting notices for pages that I created last week while disabling it for those I created years ago. Hmm. I think a trip to WP:VPI will be in my future, as soon as I figure out what...Naraht (talk) 00:54, 19 October 2017 (UTC)


October 19[edit]

Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge[edit]

Ref number 89 is a book - please put in the IBSN number - Thanks very much 203.132.68.1 (talk) 01:29, 19 October 2017 (UTC)I tried and FAILD whien I added in eth IBSN number - it is in red. I am so orry. Please fix if able. Thanks 203.132.68.1 (talk) 03:04, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi IP, I see you added the reference to the book yourself when you did edit. Why didn't you add the ISBN yourself when you added the reference? Please see WP:CITEHOW for how to add it in. NZFC(talk) 02:00, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge[edit]

I tried and FAILED when I added in the IBSN number for ref number 89 - it is now in red. I am sorry. Please fix if able. Thanks 203.132.68.1 (talk) 03:04, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi again IP, problem is you are calling it IBSN, it is ISBN and to reference it you go |isbn= and then the number. The next problem is you were trying to put two in, ISBN-10 and ISBN-13. I have put the ISBN-13 in for you and corrected the error. NZFC(talk) 03:13, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

help me sir[edit]

Hii Jimbo sir sorry to disturb, Im your Biggest fan, My name is Naman Mishra, and I am from Shahdol Madhya Pradesh India, my account has been closed in sockpuppet, account this Nm52664 saying that you are a sockpuppet, but I have no other The other does not run the account, even if I did not make any mistake, my account was closed, saying that your account meets it I do not run another account Please explain to someone I'm very upset Or you help me. But this not my account virajmishra please sir please help me😭😭 please unblock my account, i can't login and don't understand your any administrator.. block my ip address again and again... please You help me now, please sir Even if I did not make any mistake, I was blocked, and neither did I run another account besides Nm52664 please help please Tell me in detail. virajmishra this is not my account but your administrator saying this your account Sir, Sir, I did not know the rules of Wikipedia before, it was a crime to create a second account in Wikipedia. I thought that Facebook would be as it is, but now everyone knows once, unblock my this account Nm52664. Please sir. And give me a one chance. Please 223.184.65.1 (talk) 06:49, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Are you claiming that another person with your birth name edits from your IP address? Dbfirs 08:00, 19 October 2017 (UTC)