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May 10[edit]

Colouring in ward/constituency maps?[edit]

I've always wondered, do people use a tool to do such a thing? What I mean is like this image for example. I know it's based on a blank .svg file, but I can't seem to find out if there's a tool people use for ease of colouring the respective constituencies. OR is it just plain photoshop work? NeorxenoSwang (talk) 00:07, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

I don't know for sure, but even early versions of Paint Shop certainly allow you to select an area by its borders, and then fill it in with a pre-determined scheme. PS In your lede, "coinciding at the same time as the 2005 United Kingdom general election" is a tautology: I would suggest "coinciding with the 2005 United Kingdom general election." Regards, :>MinorProphet (talk) 02:05, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
@NeorxenoSwang: the user created this SVG file by copying and modifying an existing SVG file. This is typically done by using a graphical SVG editor such as Inkscape. Inkscape has tools to fill areas, etc. -Arch dude (talk) 03:34, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
...and in fact if you open the SVG source of the file, you see that it was created with Ikscape. -Arch dude (talk) 03:43, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks guys, Inkscape worked a charm. NeorxenoSwang (talk) 20:02, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Pinoso Wikipedia[edit]

Pinoso (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

I would like to ask the members of Wikipedia, to edit the information on Pinoso Wikipedia, since it says "El Pinos" is the way we call this village in Catalan. Wrong, since Pinoso village belongs to Alicante province and the noun of "El Pinos" is not Catalan but Valenciano. Please, note that these two languages are not the same although very similar, and share the same roots. However, the Valencia community is not Cataluña. Therefore, the blue link to 'Catalan' should be changed by "VALENCIANO".

Many thanks.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 10 May 2021 10:00 (UTC)

 Done. Maproom (talk) 21:30, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Thanks you Timtempleton[edit]

Thanks Timtempleton for adding the photos. Abbeyblankensop (talk) 10:32, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Requesting small change to article "Gamergate controversy"[edit]

I wanted to make a small change to an article: it is protected. So I

went to the Talk page to request it there: the TALK page is 

protected. I clicked I-forget-what and ended up at

"Wikipedia:Requests for page protection". Do you really think that that can be worked by unsophisticated editors? So I am requesting it here: 

In the article "Gamergate controversy", please move note [a] from the word "received" (which is not an issue) to the word "they" (which is what is being explained). Thanks. Also while you're there, it's not "GamerGate" (with a capital G) that "redirects here" (talk) 10:38, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

(I did not deliberately cause the strange grey boxes in the above comment. (talk) 10:42, 10 May 2021 (UTC))

Hello 1.136. and welcome to Wikipedia! This seems reasonable to me and I've made that change, thanks for pointing it out and finding this place to do it on. That article is so fought over that even the talkpage is WP:SEMI protected, so you can't edit it without registering and hang around a few days first (unlike the talkpage for the less controversial ant).
The strange grey boxes comes from putting spaces in front of the text, the wiki-text environment works like that. You can achieve the effect of a space by instead typing a colon. Happy editing! Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 12:27, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
GamerGate does redirect to Gamergate controversy. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:03, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes, but where do you see it spelled with two capital G's? Only After the redirection. (talk) 13:24, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
The redirect has the effect that when a reader types GamerGate into the searchbox and search, they end up at Gamergate controversy, presumably because editors at some point thought that's probably what they wanted. Like, say, Barry Soetoro. I don't see how that's problematic. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 13:44, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
It might be because my point is so nit-picking that you're not getting it: Is it Gamergate or GamerGate? I was going to say: Across the disambiguation page, the Ant article, or the Controversy, the only place you'll see GG is in the sentence "GamerGate redirects here." But I have looked more carefully and this is not true - the hashtags are usually GG, there are about three GGs in quotations, and there are a few in the references. But in the body of the articles (unless I've missed one), it's only Gg. So why not be consistent and say "Gamergate redirects here"?
Well change it or not, I won't nag; I won't raise it again. (talk) 16:23, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Except: Do you mean the capitalisation changes where the redirect goes to? That would be strange! (talk) 16:35, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
And I should have said "where a Search goes to" (talk) 16:38, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Capitalisation can change where redirects/searches go, see for example BusinessWorld/Businessworld. And saying "Gamergate redirects here" at Gamergate controversy would be, well, lying. Also, that is a software thing, you only see it via GamerGate, not Gamergate controversy. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:13, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
It sounds like you don't know what a redirect is. See URL redirection. GamerGate redirects to Gamergate controversy. Gamergate does not. It's not just a search feature but also URL redirection on PrimeHunter (talk) 18:40, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Or more visibly Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:52, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Also, 1.136., this practice of adding more and more colons is known as WP:INDENTing. The general idea is to add one colon more than the comment you are responding to. There are gadgets that supposedly make this easier, but I think you have to register to use them. We learn the strange ways of WP as we go along. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 19:08, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Welcome to the GamerGate naming controversy™, brought to you courtesy of en:wp Help Desk, but with added intensity. Tetris is just fine for me btw. MinorProphet (talk) 17:40, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Editing an article[edit]

I am a blogger and I have a website on I post most of helpful and useful content. I have a query that, If I add a link in an article to my blog post which might prove to be helpful for the readers, will it be okay for Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by FunWithFriday (talkcontribs) 11:11, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Probably not. You need to read about reliable sources WP:RS <<<<< there! -Roxy . wooF 11:47, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
I'd say never, as you'd not be reliable as above, but also have a WP:COI in this instance. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 12:25, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Deleted article.[edit]

An article I wrote was deleted on 11th December 2019 by User:RHaworth and/or [[1]] I have no idea why this person would make the decision to delete my article -

Draft:Dominic Hassall (dentist)

It was written by me about a world-renowned dental educator and professor so that people who are interested in his work can learn more about him and find his papers and research. I fail to see why the user who deleted the article has deemed the page to be 'unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, group, product, service, person, or point of view'

It seems quite an unusual and destructive activity to autonomously patrol Wikipedia looking for articles to delete. Perhaps Wikipedia should be looking at the credentials of these people.

I would like the article to be restored as a draft so that I can review it and make any changes that may have triggered such an excessive response from this person.

Flowonline (talk) 11:44, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Flowonline, clicking on Draft:Dominic Hassall (dentist) shows it was deleted by User:RHaworth as WP:G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion. RHaworth, are you willing to restore it? TSventon (talk) 12:02, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
As User:Flowonline is being paid to promote Dominic Hassall I think restoration is not in the best interests of the encyclopaedia. DuncanHill (talk) 12:05, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Also, the deleting admin won't be able to restore it, because they're (unfortunately) not an admin anymore. And G11- unambiguous advertising- seldom gets restored anyway. Joseph2302 (talk) 12:17, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
There is nothing in this draft that is worth restoring, it just references papers written by the subject, and is indeed advertising/promoting the subject. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 12:24, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Hello, Flowonline. The purpose "so that people who are interested in his work can learn more about him" is precisely what Wikipedia means by promotion. The purpose of Wikipedia is to summarise what independent reliable sources have said about a subject. If he is indeed "world-renowned" then you should be able to find enough sources that are reliable, wholly independent of Hassall, and containing significant coverage of him to base an article on. Then you can start again with a new draft, confining yourself strictly to what those independent sources say about him (and making sure you include any sources which are critical of him, if there are such). Apart from uncontroversial factual information like places and dates, nothing that he or his associates have said, done, or published belongs in the article unless it has been covered by an independnet source. --ColinFine (talk) 14:55, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Airport Name Changed - Need Help Updating[edit]


I'm hoping someone can please help me update the name of an airport. I'm having a lot of trouble changing the main heading at the wikipedia page linked below. Can you please help me correct this? Thank you so much.

I work for the Airport Commission responsible for managing this airport. The airport is located on St. Simons Island, Georgia and is now called St. Simons Island Airport at McKinnon Field. It was previously named Malcolm McKinnon Airport and McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport. Because the process was completed through the FAA, the airport is now officially call St. Simons Island Airport at McKinnon Field.

Thank you again,

E. Leigh Newton Glynn County Airport Commission (Redacted) — Preceding unsigned comment added by ELeighNewton fly (talkcontribs) 13:43, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

@ELeighNewton fly: Please disclose your paid relationship with the airport on your user page; you may use {{paid}} to do so. After doing that, you're going to want to leave an edit request on the article's talk page.
We might need someone to redact the personal info above? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 16:03, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Creating an account[edit]

There should be music on Wikipedia and more pictures of someone or things we're searching — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:26, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Some articles (like Symphony No. 2 (Beethoven)) do have music. And most articles have pictures. I'm not sure what music and pictures has to do with creating an account. Could you clarify your question?~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:45, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
I think most people would agree with you that Wikipedia would be better with more pictures and music samples. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to find such materials whose copyright allows them to be used. That is very often why there is no picture on an article. --ColinFine (talk) 17:33, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Have you tried Listen to Wikipedia? Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:06, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Conflict of interest edit request_No response[edit]


I posted a conflict of interest edit request for the page 'Primary hyperoxaluria' on April 14, 2021. However, I have not received any response thus far. Could you please let me know how long it would take to review this request?

Iciplascarfern (talk) 15:47, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

@Iciplascarfern: Really depends. Editors would take a look at it and review it if they're interested, and there's no deadline on Wikipedia. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 16:00, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Iciplascarfern, as the request edit template notes, there are 153 requests awaiting review, which is a large backlog. The oldest request currently in the backlog is from December of 2020 - so it would be logical to assume it could potentially take up to 5 months. Moreover, Primary hyperoxaluria is a medical article, which has a higher standard of sourcing than most of our articles, and reviewing edit requests on medical articles is more difficult than on other articles. Lastly, your edit request has 16 items you want changed. Some are simple, basic grammatical changes, but others are more complex. As Tenryuu said above, editors are volunteers and tend to work on what interests them. A complex edit request on a medical article is liable to have difficulty attracting the interest of the majority of people working the edit request queue. All that said, I will drop a note on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine, as people interested in working on medical articles are more likely to see it there than in the general edit request queue. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:38, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
ONUnicorn, the request was mentioned at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine#Primary hyperoxaluria on 3 May. TSventon (talk) 16:53, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Oops; well, I've mentioned it again. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:55, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for the response and for explaining what the process entails. Truly appreciate it. Iciplascarfern (talk) 17:35, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

no thank you, forgive me for my 'ignorance' but whats the exact nature of your COI in terms of this article, thank you --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:53, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Hello Ozzie10aaaa. I work for a pharmaceutical company that is developing a therapy for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria. Iciplascarfern (talk) 13:28, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Iciplascarfern, please can you read Wikipedia:Paid-contribution disclosure and confirm whether you are paid to edit Wikipedia? To notify Ozzie10aaaa you can copy the link from their signature, Ozzie10aaaa. TSventon (talk) 13:50, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

I am a salaried full-time employee of the company and not hired specifically for editing the Wikipedia article. Would the disclosure still apply to me? TSventon Ozzie10aaaa Iciplascarfern (talk) 14:07, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

yes--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:12, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
shared disclosure on talk page of Primary hyperoxaluria Ozzie10aaaa TSventon Iciplascarfern (talk) 14:35, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Requesting admin control[edit]

Recently the article Ethiopian nationalism has encountered libelous editing referencing in the side of Amhara privilege but indeed Ethiopian nationalism centered in benefit of Ethiopia as the name suggested. The article texts in some part has been abused by counterpart and I suggested the article should be controlled by patrolling admin and need recruited experts who trustly edit. The Supermind (talk) 16:13, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

It looks like the article is currently semi protected. The correct venue for requesting a change in the protection level is request for page protection. It looks like there has been some discussion on the talk page, about the article being changed to push a POV regarding the Amhara, however none of the discussions are recent. I'm hesitant to increase the protection level without further talk page discussion, but you may get more traction on WP:RFPP. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:58, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia home page[edit]

How do I set an article as my home page (Showing when I enter Wikipedia)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:89f0:1740:21e1:3e17:9398:4f15 (talk)

Wikipedia has no way to set a particular article as a "home page". But it is possible to access a particular article directly simply by directing your browser to the article's URL. So, when you "enter Wikipedia" (which you didn't specify how you do it), simply replace Wikipedia's main URL with the URL of the article you want. JIP | Talk 16:44, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
You can also use your browser's bookmark function to bookmark a specific article. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:45, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
You set your home page in your browser settings.--Shantavira|feed me 17:00, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Do IP editors get ping?[edit]

Whenever IP editors make a contribution to some page, I see a 'talk' link beside their IP address in the page history (though that is a red link; on clicking which, I'm asked to create the page, since no other person has edited that page earlier).

If possible, I intend to leave messages for some IP user(s). Hence, I wanted to know whether IP editors get ping if we write something in their talk page? And whether they will get a ping if I use the {{u|lorem ipsum}} or the {{ping|lorem ipsum}} template, putting their IP address in the place of username? Thanks. Cheers! CX Zoom (talk) 17:15, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

CX Zoom, Yes, they do get the ping with both the template and the talk page message. Lightbluerain (Talk | contribs) 17:25, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
@Lightbluerain and CX Zoom: This is incorrect. WP:ECHO is only enabled for logged-in users, so {{ping}}s do not go to IPs. Talk page messages should trigger a giant "You have new messages" banner for IPs on the desktop site, but not on the mobile site. So if you see a IP where every recent edit is tagged "mobile edit", there's no way to communicate with them, apart from a block. And even that might not work if they're using the apps. Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 17:37, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
There are further challenges: IP addresses are almost always reassigned and they are often used by others. This means some other user, or no one at all, will often get the message. There are exceptions, but I'd say if you're leaving a message for an IP who hasn't edited in the last few days, you may well be wasting your time. -- zzuuzz (talk) 17:47, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
@Lightbluerain, Suffusion of Yellow, and Zzuuzz: Thank you all for your help. Have a good day. CX Zoom (talk) 21:15, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
@Suffusion of Yellow and Zzuuzz: If Wikipedia knows this is a bug, why is it not fixing it? I think this is important. And, Suffusion of Yellow, I, once, recieved a warning on the IP I was using for an edit someone made years ago with that IP. So, I thought IPs also get alerts like a logged-in user. But, checking the link you shared I learned that it is not so. Thanks. Lightbluerain (Talk | contribs) 07:08, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Email confirmation code[edit]

I'm attempting to validate the email associated with my username (Sangatfoundationcap) in order to use email features. My attempts to do so have not been successful. I've gone to my preferences and clicked on the button to confirm my email address, which then takes me to a message that a confirmation code has been sent to my email on record. However, no such confirmation code has come through. I've checked my spam filter. I've tried clicking the confirm email address button again, which just gives me the following: "A confirmation code has already been emailed to you; if you recently created your account, you may wish to wait a few minutes for it to arrive before trying to request a new code."

It's been nearly a week of attempts and still no confirmation code. Help! Thank you.

Sangatfoundationcap (talk) 20:53, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

@Sangatfoundationcap: See Help:Email confirmation. You may have to try another email service if you want Wikipedia mail. It's optional. Nearly all communication between editors is via talk pages. Be sure to not forget your password if you don't have email enabled. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:44, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
@Sangatfoundationcap: each validation code is valid for a full week. There is no need to hurry and request a new one when the old oen takes more than a few minutes to arrive. Sometimes Its also simply a software problem that too many users request a reset, causing a delay. Victor Schmidt (talk) 06:33, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Bridgewater Interiors, LLC.[edit]

Hi, I took a lot of time to post an article and now it looks as though it has been removed from the system. Why is this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashleymw78 (talkcontribs) 21:36, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

@Ashleymw78: It was speedily deleted under the G11 criterion ("unambiguous advertisement or promotion"). Please check your talk page. Kleinpecan (talk) 21:45, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
@Kleinpecan Thank you for letting me know this and I did state when asked about the photos if I had been granted permission and I said yes, I had. When I look at the page, it is very similar to how their parent company pages are structured. I don't understand what was being violated specifically. please tell me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashleymw78 (talkcontribs) 21:49, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
You having the permission to use the image(s) is meaningless. Wikipedia, as the one hosting it/them, would need the permission, and will not seek it. —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 21:59, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Only administrators can access deleted pages and I'm not an admin, so sadly I can't tell you what was wrong with the article. (Please don't forget to sign your posts by adding 4 tildes (~~~~) at the end of your post. Alternatively, you can click on the signature icon (OOUI JS signature icon LTR.svg) on the edit toolbar.) Kleinpecan (talk) 22:03, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
I've reviewed the content- it was unambiguously promotional and not suitable for use in an encyclopedia. That's because it was a direct copy/paste of this [2] material from the company website, which is a copyright violation. So re the comment below, it will not be restored. The former content is available right there on the company website. Wikipedia doesn't host advertising or material scraped from other websites. Acroterion (talk) 22:29, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
how do I get the page back to edit it? @Kleinpecan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashleymw78 (talkcontribs)
@Ashleymw78: Everything was copied from these pages saying "©2020 Bridgewater Interiors LLC":
Even if it wasn't a copyright violation, it would be totally unsuitable as a Wikipedia article. We are an encyclopedia, not a marketing page for your company. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:49, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Ok, I had permission to use the copy if I wanted. How should I go about filing this again? What is the proper way to write this? @PrimeHunter

Again, you having the permission is meaningless, as you are not hosting the content. Wikipedia would need it, and as a rule will not attempt to seek it. —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 23:14, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
@Ashleymw78: before you spend any more time on your article, please convince yourself that the company will meet our notability requirements (see WP:NCORP). If the company meets the requirements, we can help you get past all the problems (copyright, promotional language, conflict-of-interest) and eventually get to an acceptable article. If the company does not meet the notability requirement, then your article will be deleted, even if it is perfect in every other way. Really. I'm serious. Please see WP:AMOUNT. -Arch dude (talk) 23:35, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

@Arch dude, well I believe that it does and if you read the article you will see. It is the third largest African American company in the United States and has won numerous accolades for its growth, impact, and focus on diversity. Additionally, in 1998, its initial five-year GM contract was the largest contract ever awarded to a racial minority-owned business by an automaker.

Please read WP:CORP - that is the threshold for notability, which will need to be substantiated by multiple references in major independent media, showing that the company is suitable for inclusion in a global encyclopedia. In the meantime, you need to unambiguously declare a conflict of interest and to abide by the best practices outlined at WP:COI. Acroterion (talk) 23:50, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Once an article about a notable person is published, who has the ability to edit it over time?[edit]

Once a Wikipedia article about a specific person gets published, who has the ability to edit it over time? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Pretty much anybody - this is The Encyclopedia Anybody Can Edit. At least, that's the general aspiration. Acroterion (talk) 22:32, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Everybody. Users can be blocked for disruption and articles can be protected to prevent disruption but generally, you don't even need an account to edit articles. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:33, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
User:Acroterion and User:PrimeHunter are absolutely right. Furthermore, it is not allowed to forbid anyone from editing an article, except in situations where a user is blocked for disruptive behaviour. In particular, an article about a person does not "belong" to that person, and may be edited freely by anyone. In fact, the subject of an article is actively discouraged (but not forbidden) from editing the article, because of an inherent (if not necessarily intentional) bias. JIP | Talk 23:22, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
There is one class of editors who are very strongly discouraged from editing the articles directly: editors with a conflict of interest. See WP:COI. These editors should use the {{edit request}} system instead. This includes the subject, family mambers, and agents or associates of the subject. -Arch dude (talk) 23:27, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Do those edits go through an approval process? I.e., are edits/additions subject to review and verification by Wikipedia editors, just like an article initially is for creation? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:38, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Not typically, but edits may be marked as pending if the page is 'protected' as described above. Any other editor who sees any edit may challenge it they feel it necessary. What has sparked your interest in this aspect please? (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 23:26, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

May 11[edit]

question about an edit[edit]

on the history section of the page Lee, there is an edit that is not linked and is in bold, i know what revision deletion is but this one is in bold which is not normal — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 02:40, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

This is a suppressed edit. Suppression (also known as oversight) is similar to revision deletion, but suppressed edits are not available even to admins (whereas revdeleted edits are available to both admins and oversighters). Kleinpecan (talk) 02:53, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

@Arch dude, please see all of the major entities in which it has been referenced or celebrated[edit]

including others from that page with a link to make it easier: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashleymw78 (talkcontribs) 02:56, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Courtesy ping: User:Arch dude. Kleinpecan (talk) 03:01, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
User:Ashleymw78, if you have something that you need to directly address to User:Arch dude, please take it to his talk page. JIP | Talk 07:41, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Notability - Vaev[edit]

I was thinking of creating an article regarding this particular item, but I'm not sure if it's notable and so I thought I'd check in here first and see what people thought. The article in question is concerning the company / hoax - Vaev or VaevTissue ("Vaev" being the Danish name for tissue). This is a website that purports to sell used tissues - the idea being that supposedly with this you can "boost your immune system by catching a cold on your own terms." The company is, however, fake. Although the website - - has been online since 2017, the only "product" it offers has consistently shown as being "sold out." Furthermore, the creator of the site admitted publicly that the site / product is a hoax, that he intentionally created the site with the intention to dupe the media. And boy did they fall for it, and here's the part where I feel like it's notable. The story was picked up by multiple international media organizations. Some, such as Time, later edited their articles to reflect that the site was fake. However, others such as CNet and expressed doubt, but never actually updated their articles to reflect that the product was a hoax, and even wasted time and resources quoting scientists saying basically "Hey, people, don't do this." Other organizations which picked the story, to name just a few, include The New York Post and Inverse, as well as a number of more localized outlets. ProfessorTofty (talk) 03:26, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

The policy at WP:NHOAX would seem to be met, if you have all these reliable sources (or ones that are normally reliable but got stung in this case!). Mike Turnbull (talk) 09:40, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Problem printing Wikipedia pages[edit]

I am using Google Chrome and Windows 10. My printer is set to print A4 pages. Within the last week or so, when I print a Wikipedia page using Control+P the software does not get the page margins correctly and text in the left and right margins is not printed. Edcdeee (talk) 04:13, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

I'm afraid that's likely a problem your end, rather than here on Wikipedia, Edcdeee. I've just tried printing the Main Page using Win 10 + Edge (same engine as Chrome) and it looks fine: note that any banner at the top of the page and all the menu items on the left are deliberately left out of the print. All I can suggest is that you switch to printing in landscape mode rather than portrait, to see if that makes a difference. Also, try using the "print to .pdf" rather than print to your specific printer, to see whether that is part of the issue. Mike Turnbull (talk) 09:35, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Template edit request: DCdatabase[edit]

Template:DCdatabase has needed a space moved for a couple of years, please? —DocWatson42 (talk) 06:06, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

@DocWatson42: You should have used {{request edit}}, {{edit semi-protected}} or something along those lines to catch someone's attention to the template. The issiue seems to be a combination of factors between this template and the underlying template {{Wikia}}, which is fully protected. Can we get one of the admin folks looking into that? (Its early in the morning where I live and I am not comfortable yet tracking down wich param to change to have the desired effect) Victor Schmidt (talk) 06:26, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
@Victor Schmidt: I'm sorry—I am unaccustomed to making these requests, and am thus not fluent in doing so. -_-; —DocWatson42 (talk) 06:29, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
Actually, {{Help me}} is an even better template. Victor Schmidt (talk) 06:34, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
You may have been overthinking it. I tried removing all the spaces [3] and that seems to work. The current output sounds awful but that's a different matter: "Batman on DC Database, an external wiki, a DC Comics wiki". PrimeHunter (talk) 21:48, 11 May 2021 (UTC)


I am Mr. Steve Down, someone created a Wikipedia account with my name ( STEVE DOWN ) with the aim of defamation. He has written information about me which is not true. Help me with how I can deal with this.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr. Steve Down (talkcontribs) 07:10, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

If there's any issue with the article's accuracy, it's due to the sources and not what was written based off them. I suggest you be more judicious with your word choice.A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 07:23, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
I don't know about defamation but it may be a problem that there is an account in his name. 331dot (talk) 09:08, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
My guess is that Mr. Steve Down means that there is an article Steve Down, rather than an account, 331dot. Readers who think that Wikipedia contains "profiles" often confuse accounts with articles. --ColinFine (talk) 12:59, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
That could be, but there was another account in his name that edited the article about him. I've blocked both as well known people. 331dot (talk) 13:38, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
@Mr. Steve Down: If there is an assertion in an article (Steve Down or any other article) that is not supported by a reference to a reliable publised source (WP:RS), it can be removed by you or anyone. It there an assertion is supported by a reference, it must not be removed. However, if a different reliable source contradicts the assertion, then that contradiction should be added to the article, citing the second source. An unsupported assertion in an article about a living person must be removed immediately (WP:BLP).-Arch dude (talk) 16:05, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

How can i Publish a translation?[edit]

Hey, I recently tried translating an article from hebrew to english. It wouldnt let me publish so i had to publish it as a community draft. Can you guys explain to me how i can ask for help publishing? And if there is a contact i would love that, as i do not know any english editors. The article is:

please, any help would be appreciated!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by CaptainTalko (talkcontribs) 07:37, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

This would not be accepted due to the utter lack of sources. This may have been acceptable at Hebrew Wikipedia, but not here. —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 07:41, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
You'll find advice at WP:Translation. --David Biddulph (talk) 08:51, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

What Happened to an article that I submitted on December 22, 2020 entitled, "Alpha Tau Medical, Ltd."?[edit]

This article was supposed to have been reviewed within 5 months, and I have not received any feedback on it. I already have an article entitled, "Diffusing alpha emitters radiation therapy" which was published in July 2020.

thank you, Ellen Shnidman — Preceding unsigned comment added by EllenShnidman (talkcontribs) 09:00, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

It says "5 months or more", and it is not yet 5 months. As the notice says: "There are 5,355 pending submissions waiting for review". There is no deadline, so please be patient. --David Biddulph (talk) 09:06, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
Please also note that it is mandatory to declare paid editing. Theroadislong (talk) 09:09, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
We have a backlog of about 5000 drafts, with a couple hundred more coming in each day, and (based on my experience) a single digit number of reviewers who do most of the reviewing. Your draft would take me several minutes to assess, not a particularly enjoyable task for me, and I could review several other drafts in that time. Additionally, it seems you have failed to pay attention to our paid editing rules and are only editing topics that you will personally profit from the promotion of. So you should not expect unpaid volunteers to be bending over backwards to cater to you. — Bilorv (talk) 12:38, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

A Question[edit]

Why are editors removing the image I added, I was the owner of that image, I had added that to Commons, the image was suitable for the article. Then why??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Campycipro (talkcontribs) 10:49, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

You could try the WP:BRD method to find out. Assuming this is about [4]. See also Wikipedia:Communication is required, article talk-pages exist for a reason. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 11:05, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
@Campycipro: Thank you for contributing to Wikimedia Commons! I don't think there was anything wrong with the photo you inserted at Cat. The editors who reverted your change probably thought it wasn't a necessary improvement over the image that was already there. The edit notice at Template:Editnotices/Page/Cat points out that many Wikipedians would like to have their pets appear in an article, but if an image isn't broken, it probably doesn't need to be replaced.
The current image at the top of the Cat#Behavior depicts a cat which is relaxing outdoors in the evening. This makes it particularly relevant to the associated paragraph, which mentions the facts that cats spend a lot of time sleeping, that they are frequently outdoors, and tend to be more active in the evening. If this image needed to be replaced (which it doesn't), I would prefer one like File:DozingCat0796.jpg or File:Cat-relaxed.jpg which depict a sleeping cat in the same circumstances.
Hope this answer helps! RoxySaunders (talk · contribs) 22:07, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
That guy keeps on changing images on different article, uploading image on Wikimedia commons and claiming the image as their own (also without source). (talk) 02:12, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

CLEAN UP AND CORRECTIONS REQUIRED: Page "Sheikh Zahed Gilani"[edit]


Azerbaidjani Nationalist AGENDA "editor" entered a number of blatant falsehoods and even added/exchanged a photo of TOMB with obscure and unrelated content!!!

Reference to Lankaran with regard to Sheikh Zahed Gilani is not factual (if not downright silly!) THIS is clearly and provenly the TOMB location and PHOTO, as it had been prior to an amateur exchanging it: 35fwAhVB1BoKHRX7CdgQ_AUoAnoECAIQBA&biw=1344&bih=699

Zahed Gilani spent all his life in Lahijan/Gilan and is buried there. The Safavid Shahs, descending from Zahed Gilani through his daughter have maintained the Lahijan Tomb at Sheikhanvar Village for some 250 years.

No sense in entring the nonsense about LANKARAN, and posting an obscure photo of some unrelated building on the ZAHED GILANI page!!! The factual photos had been posted and were exchanged with NONSENSE!!!

Someone sensible please revert to original photo and check on the farfetched assertion that MINORSKY, of all experts should have made the reference about Lankaran. The referenced source ISLAMIC ENCYCLPEDIA has obviously merely confused the original factual reference to LAHIDJAN!!!

A check of the purported Islamic Encyclpedia reveals that THERE his DEATH is mentioned to have taken place in Siavarud a part of Lahijan district: The false assertions to Lankaran are entirely baseless and no references, even, can be found anywhere! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pantherarosa (talkcontribs) 12:45, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

@Pantherarosa: writing in uppercase and with so many exclamation marks makes for a very aggressive and off-putting message. What do you need help with? I can't tell. Information in Wikipedia must be verifiable i.e. reliably referenced, and content which is unsourced or incorrect can be removed by any reader. However, the links you have given are not to reliable sources and so cannot be used to write content in an article. — Bilorv (talk) 13:14, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
Talk:Zahed Gilani is the page on which to discuss the article, Pantherarosa. Keep in mind that getting angry and overly excited will not facilitate communication with your fellow editors. You seem convinced that your view is the only view. Do you know how to have a calm discussion? That is what is always called for on Wikipedia discussion pages. We refrain from insulting those with whom we disagree, and avoid typing like we are making a protest sign.--Quisqualis (talk) 04:20, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Homero Biography[edit]

Hi I would like to speak with someone who could help me write my bio. I am not sure how to go about it. If you can let me know the fee. Thank you Homero— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Please review the autobiography policy as to why what you want to do is strongly discouraged, and why an Wikipedia article about you is not necessarily desirable. There is no fee charged to edit Wikipedia, but in order for you to succeed in writing an article about yourself, you would need to set aside everything you know about yourself and only write based on what independent reliable sources with significant coverage have chosen on their own to say about you, showing how you meet the special Wikipedia definition of a notable person. Most people cannot do that about themselves, but if you truly feel that you can, and have the sources to support it, you may use Articles for Creation to create and submit a draft article for an independent review. If you just want to tell the world about yourself, you should use social media, your own website, or other outlet where that is permitted. 331dot (talk) 18:18, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
There are external websites and individuals (nothing to do with Wikipedia at all) who advertise their services and claim to write Wikipedia articles for a fee. Beware, they may take your money and provide nothing in return. At Wikipedia we don't get paid, and the very idea is anathema to us. We are volunteers. We write about what interests us. You may think you are notable, but you probably aren't: otherwise someone else would have probably written an article about you already. Sorry to sound negative, but Wikipedia is a worldwide quality encyclopedia, not a street stall hawking info about all and sundry. The advice of 331dot above is excellent. Sometimes I wish I were famous, but an article about me would be filled with controversy and I'm glad that there isn't one. MinorProphet (talk) 18:55, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Israel–Gaza recent tensions[edit]

Hello, all. I wanted some input before I tried writing up an article. There have been numerous rocket attacks and retaliation between both countries, unrest, and casualties. Attacks happened nearly a day ago, and retaliatory strikes on Gaza happened just minutes ago. Do you think this warrants a stand-alone article or just a section in Gaza–Israel conflict. Here are some sources I could use: NYT, CBS, BBC, CBS, AP, and many more. Also, a name suggestion would be helpful. Would May 2021 Gaza–Israel conflict be sufficient? Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 18:40, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

EDG 543 there is an article on this: 2021 Israel–Palestine crisis. Feel free to contribute to that article. Joseph2302 (talk) 19:02, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
EDG 543 Feel free to add any missing, relevant, sourced information to 2021 Israel–Palestine crisis. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 19:02, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
EDG 543 Just be very, very, very, cautious. This is a subject which arouses the greatest of emotions, and unless you are experienced in editing controversial topics on Wikipedia, and can contribute with a completely neutral point of view I strongly suggest you wait and watch. There is no doubt that it will get written up anyway. MinorProphet (talk) 19:14, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
@Joseph2302, ONUnicorn, and MinorProphet: Thank you all for your prompt responses! I didn't realize that article had been created, so I'll talk your advice and carefully contribute to the existing one. Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 19:20, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Undo contribution[edit]

Dear Support Team,

I have made changes to 2 articles but without an account, and now I want to delete my contributions as my IP Address is visible publicly. Could you please help me on that regard? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by User8476 (talkcontribs) 23:15, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

User8476 See Wikipedia:Oversight. You will need to contact one of the oversighters, instructions are at that link. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 23:23, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

THank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by User8476 (talkcontribs) 23:40, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

May 12[edit]

Why do I keep getting 504 errors when publishing[edit]

Every time I try to edit an article I keep getting the error message "Error contacting the Parsoid/RESTBase server (HTTP 504)". I've tried this on multiple wi-fi networks and it still won't work. I'm not even sure if I can publish this here. Can someone help me troubleshoot? I've searched the internet and only found people who are trying to find out why their personal wikis are getting this error and (I think) server-side remedies to the problem. UppercutPawnch (talk) 02:27, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

@UppercutPawnch: This seems to be related to the page length, but I'm not sure. You might also want to ask that question at the technical village pump. Kleinpecan (talk) 04:33, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
@Kleinpecan: Thanks for that, I just asked it there with some additional information. Sorry to anyone mad at me for posting this in the help desk section, I should've looked before I leaped.

Did anyone see my response?[edit]

@Arch dude, well I believe that it does and if you read the article you will see. It is the third largest African American company in the United States and has won numerous accolades for its growth, impact, and focus on diversity. Additionally, in 1998, its initial five-year GM contract was the largest contract ever awarded to a racial minority-owned business by an automaker. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashleymw78 (talkcontribs)

You'll need to provide prominent, independent reliable sources to back that up and to establish that those sources consider the company notable, which makes a case for inclusion in a global encyclopedia. Notability isn't established by advocacy. By "the article," I assume you mean the deleted copyrighted content from the company's website, which cannot be used on Wikipedia. And once again, you appear to have a conflict of interest - please read WP:COI. Undisclosed paid editing is a violation of Wikipedia's terms of use. Acroterion (talk) 03:54, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

-Arch dude (talk) Thank you very much! Also, how do I submit this to the volunteers then to review it?[edit]

-Arch dude (talk) Thank you very much! Also, how do I submit this to the volunteers then to review it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashleymw78 (talkcontribs) 04:02, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

@Ashleymw78: You will have to add {{subst:Submit}} to the top of your article. Kleinpecan (talk) 08:53, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Kleinpecan ok great! thank you and will do! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashleymw78 (talkcontribs) 08:55, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Interwikis don't work in user space?[edit]

See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mathematics and my sandbox.--SilverMatsu (talk) 05:55, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

@SilverMatsu: You have to add a colon before the language code in the link (i. e., [[:fr:Numérisation de documents anciens mathématiques]]). Otherwise, the software treats it as a local interlanguage link, and puts it in the "Languages" section in the sidebar. Kleinpecan (talk) 06:41, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
You have to add a colon in every namespace, not just in user space. Talk pages and Meta-Wiki are the only exceptions:

On Talk pages and on Meta, you can omit the leading colon. An interlanguage link like [[fr:Jeux olympiques]] will appear inline in the text, like a regular link.

Kleinpecan (talk) 06:50, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
@Kleinpecan: Thank you for telling me. I tried it and it worked.--SilverMatsu (talk) 07:09, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

HELP! How can you remove an Everybody's Wiki page?[edit]

{Help me}}

Hi everybody,

I am rewriting the Everybody's Wiki page for Jeff Bien at his request. I am assisting on his internet, and am unable to make any changes or edits to the page. I think this may be because I am accessing Wiki from his IP address.

He wishes this page to be completely removed. {{db-userreq}}

Thanks for your help.

TruthInCanada (talk) 05:56, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

TruthInCanada, as answered at the Teahouse, Wikipedia is completely unrelated to EverybodyWiki. Alyo (chat·edits) 06:15, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

can only see categories when i try to translate[edit]


I want to translate articles, and i did som last week, but now when i start a translation, only the category tags are visible. I don't see the article and i cant edit anything. Do you know why that is? It's like that with all articles.

thank you, Maria — Preceding unsigned comment added by SpråkpolisMaria (talkcontribs) 08:01, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

I'd assume you are attempting to use WP:CXT, which is disabled for users who aren't extended confirmed. You can still create draft articles manually by translation. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 08:43, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
@SpråkpolisMaria: Which article are you trying to translate to which language? Please link the article. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:46, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Conseil canadien des normes[edit]

I would like to replace the logo on the "fr:Conseil canadien des normes" page with the new logo of the organization, which is already being used on the English version of the page, "Standards Council of Canada". I am uncertain of how to do this as the info box only seems to access images from wikipedia commons. Any help in updating this logo would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.MandatoryStudentAccount (talk) 12:24, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

The image currently used in the English-language article is here at Commons. -- Hoary (talk) 12:59, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Hoary, MandatoryStudentAccount had updated the article and logo, but their edits were reverted today as promotional. This is probably a question for a Fr Wikipedia forum, such as fr:Wikipédia:Forum des nouveaux. TSventon (talk) 13:06, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
(edit conflict) As far as I can see, the image was sourced from a website and claims to be free from copyright restrictions as it "consists only of simple geometric shapes or text." However it may still be protected as a trademark, so you need to tread carefully when putting it in other language Wikipedia articles. The best place to ask about this is at Commons:Village_pump/Copyright, MandatoryStudentAccount. Mike Turnbull (talk) 13:09, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Ah, I see now that MandatoryStudentAccount is actually talking about the non-free (new) logo they uploaded to en Wikipedia and wanted to put in the article. Assuming that all the criteria at WP:NONFREE are met, it will be OK for the English article provided it is added without promotional text but, as TSventon says, the French Wikipedia may well have alternative rules. Mike Turnbull (talk) 13:20, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Finding connected socks[edit]

How can I figure out what the other socks/sockmaster are for a blocked user that doesn't have a link on their page? I'm trying to find out what else has been connected to User:Hardcore Metallica Fan and those links are grey. Thanks for any help, please ping on reply! —valereee (talk) 14:28, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

@valereee: From their user page, I clicked on "What links here" in the sidebar and found a link to Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Shane Cyrus/Archive, where it looks like that user was found to be socking with IPs. DanCherek (talk) 14:32, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Oh, so smart! Thanks! —valereee (talk) 14:46, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

I have put the translation on Draft namespace, what to do next?[edit]

Symbol redirect vote2.svg Courtesy link: Draft:わが身にたどる姫君

It is here わが身にたどる姫君. I think it is both noteworthy and verifiable enough (since there are a lot of references). I would like to know the specific procedure.--Kurobe-muhi (talk) 14:44, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

In addtion I have edited Japanese wikipedia many times.--Kurobe-muhi (talk) 14:45, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
@Kurobe-muhi: You will have to add {{subst:Submit}} to the top of your article. En Wikipedia will have different requirements than Ja Wikipedia. Is it possible to convert some of the References section into in line citations in the Notes section? Also I suggest moving the article to Draft:Wagami ni Tadoru Himegimi. TSventon (talk) 15:04, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

useless redirect on Preferment (Church)[edit]

Hello, how does one fix a bad redirect? Preferment (Church) goes to Clergy, which does not even mention the word, let alone explain it. From reading the definition in the wiki dictionary [5] perhaps Rector_(ecclesiastical)#Historical_use or Advowson or Benefice would be a better redirect? I really do not know enough to know which if either but I do know a useless redirect is very frustrating. Thanks for your help! (talk) 15:35, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing it to attention. I've changed the redirect target to Benefice#Church of England. I hope that helps. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 16:16, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks very much Eggishorn! (talk) 17:04, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

The Office (tv-series), season 5, episode 12[edit]

In IMDb it says that "The Duel" is episode 11, not 12.


Hello and Welcome to the Help desk (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.). I am afraid that IMDB is not considered a reliable source by Wikipedia, because it is user-generated. Victor Schmidt (talk) 18:11, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

updating a source[edit]

How does one keep a source from being reverted back to the original? There is a link that has an error message and should be changed to a correct link right? (talk) 20:02, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

You are correct, and I have reverted back to your update. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 20:08, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

OK, thanks! (talk) 20:12, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Manually add reply button to conversation[edit]

o/, first time opening a thread here. on my talk page a user has manually edited the page to create a Topic, and it lacks a reply button. manually fixing did not work. is there a template or some way I can modify the page to fully fix this? cheers, Scaledish! Talkish? Statish. 20:14, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Scaledish, you may be interested in reply-link.js or the Discussion Tools beta feature. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 20:24, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for responding! While I am unsure of what reply-link achieves, oddly I was able to fix my issue by simply editing to resign my comment. odd, but at least I have a solution :).
Thanks for reaching out, sorry for the silly issue :) Scaledish! Talkish? Statish. 20:43, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Can I put non-free images in my user page or other pages?[edit]

I was trying to put a non-free image of several game box covers into my user page. Is it OK to put non-free images in other pages (like Cui Jian's Nothing to My Name in other Wikipedia pages)? Evan0512 (talk) 21:26, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

No * Pppery * it has begun... 21:35, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Evan0512. Non-free images are allowed only in articles, under the strict standards described at WP:NFCI. Non-free images are not allowed on user pages. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:37, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Issues with Recent changes[edit]

When I visit Special:RecentChanges often times my default filter is removed. Sometimes, this happens without even reloading the page! It rights itself after 5 minutes and clicking back, but is very annoying due to its frequency. Is this a known bug? I have tried across two devices and two browsers, and the issue continues to regularly happen Scaledish! Talkish? Statish. 23:22, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

May 13[edit]

Not able to edit my post at WP:ANI[edit]

Hello. I hope thhs is the correct place for this question. I originally filed a report at the WP:ANI noticeboard regarding an editor who was engaging in edit waring and other violations of policies (here [[6]]. The report received little attention, and l was made aware of something the user had done, that in my opinion made his violations more problematic and complicated the situation. I was not exactly sure what the procedure should be, but I filed a new WP:ANI report with a new title reflecting the new situation (and there described everything that had happened), here [[7]].

The issue now is that it seems Wikipedia is not allowing be to edit the new report (thd edit option no longer appears for me on ang device). I am still able to edit the first report and other things. Do you know why this might be? Is filing two reports so close together against policy. Have I violated something. If so what can I do (the site is not allowing me to delete or in any way modify the second report).

Any help is appreciated. Thank you. Skllagyook (talk) 00:49, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

@Skllagyook: You did an incomplete Wikilink, which is the likely cause of the missing edit link. I fixed the wikilink and now the edit button is there. RudolfRed (talk) 01:01, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
@RudolfRed: Thank you very much. I'll know not to do that. Skllagyook (talk) 01:14, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

How to make my wikipedia page?[edit]

I want to know if I can create my own business page on wikipedia.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Brandforce360 (talkcontribs)

@Brandforce360: Please be aware that creating a new article (not just page) is one of the hardest tasks one can start on Wikipedia, and there are good reasons not to want one. That being said, you should closely review WP:YFA, which should guide you along the way. Victor Schmidt (talk) 08:36, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
@Brandforce360: Please review conflict of interest and paid editing. If your username is that of your business, you will need to change it to something more individualistic; usernames may not be that of a business. You may just abandon your current account and create a new one.
Be advised that Wikipedia is not a place for businesses to tell the world about themselves. A Wikipedia article summarizes what independent reliable sources with significant coverage(not press releases, staff interviews, the company website, announcements of routine business activities, or other brief mentions) have chosen on their own to say about the business, showing how it meets the special Wikipedia definition of a notable business. Wikipedia is not interested in what a business wants to say about itself, only in what others choose to say about it. 331dot (talk) 08:42, 13 May 2021 (UTC)