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March 23[edit]

More than one non-free image in same biography?[edit]

I have just merged Germaine Kieckens into Hergé (unopposed merger proposal). Kieckens' biography included a Fair Use image of her with Herge (her husband). However, the biography of Herge already includes a Fair Use image of him in the Infobox. Is it permitted to have more than one Fair Use image of the same (deceased) subject in a single biography under WP:NONFREE? Muzilon (talk) 03:58, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Usually not. Ruslik_Zero 08:35, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: OK, so we can't use the image of Kieckens in the Hergé biography then? Tagging uploader Midnightblueowl here, just for the record. Muzilon (talk) 00:44, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
The use of fair use images should be kept at minimum - just to show how a person looked like. Ruslik_Zero 08:50, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Arthur Bryant Triggs[edit]

I have self published a biography on Arthur Bryant Triggs. [ISBN 9780987588814] It is available at the National Library of Australia and from me directly. It would seem appropriate that it be included as a reference for Triggs in Wikipedia. How do I go about doing this?

Dear Stephe Jitts (assuming that is whom I am addressing – please electronically sign your posts here by adding 4 tildes ~~~~ ) — Having confirmed your book exists via its NLA catalog entry, I have added a Further Reading subheading to Arthur Bryant Triggs with a reference to your book. Muzilon (talk) 07:18, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Adding selfpublished stuff like this is a little iffy, but probably no great harm will come of it. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:11, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
We're not supposed to cite self-published biographies for living persons per WP:BLPSPS, but A.B. Triggs died in 1936. Muzilon (talk) 00:55, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
I was thinking about WP:SPS in general. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 13:36, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Page views[edit]

Hi! I am a Cochrane author and I am adding new information in some Wikipedia pages. Is there any way to count the views of the pages after I made changes? I have seen in a conference poster that the authors reported 9.5 million views after they made change. Please let me know. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sara3054 (talkcontribs) 07:04, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello Sara3054! On every article-page (at least if you're on a laptop) there's a column of links on the left. Choose "Page information" under "Tools". Scroll to the bottom of the new page, there you find "Page view statistics" under "External tools". Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:44, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
@Sara3054: The link is also at top of the page history. With User:PrimeHunter/Pageviews.js you can get it under "Tools" on every page if you are logged in. "Page information" also has a field "Page views in the past 30 days". Clicking the number will show a graph but the 30-day period cannot be changed. PrimeHunter (talk) 10:29, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Even better. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:35, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Found it. Thank you so much!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sara3054 (talkcontribs) 20:59, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Double spaces in Cayman Islands[edit]

In the infobox of Cayman Islands, the caption of the first map goes 'Location of Cayman Islands (circled in red)', which clear double spaces between 'of' and 'Cayman', and 'Islands' and the opening bracket. Can someone please fix that so there are only single spaces? Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 09:15, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

That is due to use of {{spaces|2}} in {{map caption}}. That template uses {{spaces}} several times but I have no idea why. @Jonesey95: The spaces existed years before your edit, but do you have any idea why it is used? Johnuniq (talk) 09:50, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
I see that Kaldari might be familiar with the template's history. Any ideas on why spaces is used? Johnuniq (talk) 09:53, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
@JackintheBox and Johnuniq: It looks like a long time ago someone tried to hyper-optimize the spacing by adding in little micro-spaces, i.e. non-breaking spaces at tiny font sizes like 2px. A couple weeks ago Jonesey95 stripped all the font-sizing out of the template per MOS:FONTSIZE, so it then became obvious that the spacing was weird. Most of those extra spaces just need to be removed. The one specifically at fault here seems to be the   on the 3rd line, although it wouldn't hurt to remove some of those {{spaces}} as well. Unfortunately, I no longer have template editing rights, so I can't help. Kaldari (talk) 17:23, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
I believe I've fixed all the wacky spacing. Galobtter (pingó mió) 17:42, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Indeed you have! Thanks all! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 18:41, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
@JackintheBox, Johnuniq, and Kaldari:: I wasn't sure what the spaces did, so I left them (per the Hippocratic Oath of Wikipedia, or something). They looked silly but not wildly harmful. I figured that if they were harmless, there was no problem in leaving them, and if they were not supposed to be there, someone would notice and file a bug. I have found that it's generally safer (for the health of my talk page) to leave something in a template that looks like a bug than to remove it and expose the depth of my ignorance. Looks like my plan worked! (i.e. The depth of my ignorance is as yet unrevealed.) Thanks, all. – Jonesey95 (talk) 22:32, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Page - Rita Jain international table tennis player[edit]

Any suggestion on how can one create a page for Rita Jain. Please help. Email me at <email redacted> — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:18, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Please read the notice at the top of this page: I redacted your e-mail address. -Arch dude (talk) 15:23, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
To reate an article, please read WP:YFA. The most essential step is to convince yourself that the subject is notable by our definition, not yours. See WP:RS. An article about a non-notable subject will be deleted, no matter how well-written it is, frustrating you and making extra work for us. But if your subject is notable, we will help you get it into good shape. -Arch dude (talk) 15:29, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
- also see Wikipedia:Notability (people), Wikipedia:Notability (sports) and Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons - Epinoia (talk) 16:10, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Permanent dead link - 'link rot' or 'spam blacklist'?[edit]

The Big Muffin Serious Band page contains a YouTube link to our music video Mr T Pot, first uploaded in 2013 and which I can't link to now (explained below), but at some stage the link has been disabled and has a 'permanent dead link' tab. The video has not moved since its original upload, and when trying to find more info on problem, I get two messages - one says 'link rot' while the other claims we are on a 'site spam blacklist'. The latter popped up when I tried to link to the video here. I'm mightily confused, especially as the site that is spam blacklisted seems to be YouTube, and I need steering in a direction that is a bit more helpful than the links provided by searching either of those terms. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Debfu (talkcontribs) 21:46, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

@Debfu: You added a working link in [1] but then broke it 36 minutes later in [2] by removing .com from A working link was already in Big Muffin Serious Band#Discography, side projects: Serious Ukulele Ensemble, The Weatherspoons, Goulash Archipelago and is still there. You said "our music video" so see Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. I have fixed the broken link [3] but changed it to a reference. We generally don't make external links in the middle of article text. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:47, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Does Category:Parallel universes in fiction can be considered as part of Category:Fiction about the paranormal?[edit]

I just don't want to make assumptions, that what I ask?--NeoBatfreak (talk) 22:51, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

@NeoBatfreak: This should be a matter of editorial judgement, and you are an editor, so you make the call. That's the proper help-desk response. However, I have been reading Science Fiction for over 50 years, so I will also give you my opinion. Having just re-scanned paranormal and some of the links from Parallel Universe, I feel that the first category is NOT part of the second. Parallel universes are considered a legitimate part of "hard science", while the paranormal is not. As you doubtless know, most works of science fiction fall somewhere along a spectrum from "hard science" to "soft science", so you can find works that mix just about any blend of the two, including mixes of parallel worlds with the paranormal, but this does not make either category a part of the other, it just places those works in both categories. If further discussion of the question is needed, we will need to find a venue other than the help desk. Perhaps you can try Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Science Fiction. -Arch dude (talk) 04:24, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Agree with Arch Dude. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 08:04, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Another editor who has been reading science fiction for over half a century. I also agree with Arch Dude. Although I would never have thought of the idea of parallel universes being related to the paranormal. But of course in fiction you can mix up almost anything. Doug Weller talk 12:23, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
I agree with editors of a certain age on this thread. We should join a club. Roxy, the dog. wooF 13:29, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
I agree with the conclusion, but not with the reasoning. "Paranormal" means roughly "not possible/explainable under the law of physics". "Parallel universes are a science thing hence not paranormal" is thus not sufficient, because the way parallel universes are used in fiction is (usually) not supported by the actual science behind it (same thing for lasers, time travel, invisibility etc.).
Because fiction involves suspension of disbelief, nothing in fiction can be viewed as paranormal (unless described so in-universe): the laws of physics are simply different, and match the description of events rather than former knowledge of physics. Psychokinesis is common in the Star Wars universe (see: The Force), but in our universe, Uri Geller is a paranormal fraud. TigraanClick here to contact me 12:17, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

March 24[edit]

Translated pages ?[edit]

My father Herbert Kline has a German Wiki Page. I had it translated and now I am not sure if I submit the translation to Wiki or have to make another English page. Any advice welcome. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elissakline57! (talkcontribs) 16:46, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Elissakline57. General advice is at Translation. My advice it to treat it the translation as a new article in en-wiki, using articles for creation to create a draft, and getting it reviewed. (Remember to credit the source when you create the draft). This is not obligatory - you could create it directly as an article in en-wiki - but unless you are confident that the translated text and the referencing meet en-wiki's standards, I would suggest not. (Different language wikipedias have different rules about some things, so it's possible for things to be acceptable in one but a direct translation not acceptable in another. My impression is that de-wiki is at least as strict as en-wiki, but I don't know for sure). --ColinFine (talk) 17:23, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Alysongeller (talk) 17:07, 24 March 2019 (UTC)How do I officially publish entry after I've tested it in Sandbox?[edit]


How do I officially publish entry after I've tested it in Sandbox?

Thanks for your guidance.

Aly--Alysongeller (talk) 17:07, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

On the top right of your screen you'll find the buttons:Read Edit New section & View history. Next to them there is a button called More, wich shows the option Move. try that. Oxygene7-13 (talk) 17:15, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Hello, Alysongeller, and welcome to the Teahouse. While Oxygene7-13's answer is technically correct, I would advise against simply moving it to main space, and rather advise you to submit it for review by pasting {{subst:submit}} at the top.
I have two reasons for this. One is that in my opinion the article is far too detailed, and needs ruthless editing. The other is that it appears to be an autobiography. These are strongly discouraged in Wikipedia, and should always be submitted for review. Certainly, the text as it stands is far from neutral. Please also review WP:COI before you go any further. --ColinFine (talk) 17:29, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Indeed, half the article would do the trick... Terminology as: groundbreaking, most influential, powerful and so on are also not done on Wikipedia. Oxygene7-13 (talk) 17:39, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Who will make a decision regarding deleted content[edit]

I uploaded some figures, which were then deleted-

The artwork I posted is Public Domain and would benefit the article. I'm looking for advice as to who could make the decision whether or not to sustain the delete, and if not who has the authority to put the artwork back on the article. AWCzarnik (talk) 22:33, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Since that discussion is on Commons, you need to deal with it there. Though closely related to Wikipedia, it is a separate project with its own policies/procedures/etc. 331dot (talk) 22:37, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks.AWCzarnik (talk) 22:37, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Non constructive comment[edit]

What do you mean by "non constructive comment"? It was copied from Wikipedia!!!!!! is there any censure in this site when comments are true but not in favor of the concerned person??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Moryyan (talkcontribs) 22:46, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

@Moryyan: This is the English Wikipedia; therefore, all content added to articles must be in English (not, for example, French). Thank you. --MrClog (talk) 23:02, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Located an email address and phone number in an article talk page[edit]

I was on an article and went to the talk page and found the only post on it is someone trying to sell something related to the topic, featuring their email address and phone number, history says it was posted in 2008.
I'm pretty sure we:

  • A. Aren't supposed have 'sales ads' in talk pages.
  • B. Phone numbers and emails on talk pages.

How should this be handled?
(The entry has zero to do with the topic in a editing context, and was from an IP address that has made no further edits. I haven't posted a link here to avoid drawing attention to it. (Also, if there's a page that has the policy for how to handle this, what is it, so I can bookmark it for the future.)--The Navigators (talk)-May British Rail Rest in Peace. 23:53, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Tag with {{db-g11}} and an admin will come around and delete it. WP:CSD has more information. Nyttend (talk) 23:58, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Suggested template has been applied to the page. Resolved.--The Navigators (talk)-May British Rail Rest in Peace. 01:40, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Extra dot on file[edit]

Map of state religions.svg

The map at the top of Christian state, reproduced here, marks countries with official religions, with Christianity being a dark blue or purple. For some reason, there's a random dot in continental Nunavut (although it's absent from File:Map of state religions.svg, so it's not a map error), and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. Sometimes misplaced bullets can appear on top of images, but that's not the case; I've previewed the page with all content removed except the file (code [[File:Map of state religions.svg|border|right|thumb|300px]]), and it's still there. Can anyone suggest a fix? I've added it to this Help Desk request, and in pre-posting preview mode it's present. Nyttend (talk) 23:56, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

I see the Nunavut (in Northern Canada) dot in but not Both images are actually in the html as a srcset to give the browser a choice between png versions at different sizes. Here I see the 450px image with no dot at default zoom but the 300px image if I zoom out. SVG images have code to describe geometric shapes. I don't know whether there is a code problem in the original SVG file Media:Map of state religions.svg or only the MediaWiki conversion to different png sizes. File:Map of state religions.svg does actually not display the original but a large png version. I don't see the dot in the original svg but that does not guarantee that the problem does not originate there. I also see the dot in some of the thumbnails for old versions at File:Map of state religions.svg#filehistory. I don't know much about the SVG format and don't have software to analyze it. |340px makes a srcset with and I don't see the dot in either so that could be a crude solution for all viewers of this article but the image is used in many articles. It may require help at Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Map workshop or commons:Commons:Graphic Lab/Map workshop. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:40, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

March 25[edit]

Châtelet–Les Halles[edit]


In the box of Châtelet–Les Halles, it is written that the A line ends at Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy. Can someone change that to Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy as I do not know how to do that? Thanks. (talk) 00:09, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Fixed with an edit to {{RER stations}} -- John of Reading (talk) 07:27, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Technical help on my userpage[edit]

Hello. I uploaded a picture of myself on my userpage (Similar to Jimbo Wales, GorillaWarfare, and Cullen328) and I want to make it smaller on my page (to around the same size as it is on Jimbo's page or maybe even slightly bigger) but I can't figure out how. May somebody please help me with this please? Thank you so much. DrewieStewie (talk) 01:40, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

@DrewieStewie: I see that MarkZusab has fixed this - is it the way you want it now?--Gronk Oz (talk) 02:42, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Satisfied. Thank you. :) DrewieStewie (talk) 02:44, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

IP Block exempt[edit]

This is going to sound strange but I forgot how to request access to this tool. It seems the process has changed since last time. TucsonDavidU.S.A. 05:37, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

You should read this page: Project:IP block exemption. – Ammarpad (talk) 06:21, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

List of islamic terror attacks[edit]

Why the list of islamic terror attacks 2019 is not actual? What about the happening in Utrecht (Holland)? What about Nigeria (120 Christian killed since January)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vic Travis (talkcontribs) 12:10, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

If a list is not complete, you can make an edit request. Note that the shooting in Utrecht is not yet a confirmed islamist terrorist attack. --MrClog (talk) 12:56, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

5 chemistry pages with major errors[edit]


I can see 5 pages of chemistry info that has a serious, and consistent error. I would like to suggest a rewrite of these pages. How do I go about doing this?

Thank you for any help — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:07, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Be bold and go for it! You can edit the pages for yourself by clicking "edit" on top of the pages. --MrClog (talk) 14:22, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
As MrClog says, just do it! In the worst case, soemone will disagree with you and revert your edit: No hard feelings of that happen, it's ust a normal way we work. See WP:BRD. However, if you prefer, you can start by making a suggested edit on the article's talk page, and then edit the article after a discussion ensues or if nobody responds to your suggestion. In any case, make sure to cite your changed material to a reliable source: WP:RS. -Arch dude (talk) 15:10, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
- also see Wikipedia:Verifiability - "Even if you're sure something is true, it must be verifiable before you can add it." - Epinoia (talk) 00:24, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
...however, something unsourced can be removed on-sight without a source to the contrary. I would expect an error of chemistry to be unsourced, or to be a common misconception with an easy-to-find source debunking it. TigraanClick here to contact me 11:54, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

How long will it take for an entry I submitted to be added to Wikipedia?[edit]


I wrote and submitted an article about the New York Women's Culinary Alliance on Friday. It has yet to be added to the public face of Wikipedia. I've written and submitted articles to Wikipedia in the past and they've always been publicly posted more quickly than this time. Any idea how much longer I'll have to wait to see the article posted publicly?

Thanks, Illbadler (talk) 14:08, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Illbadler, I advise you to add {{subst:submit}} at the top of your current draft. An experienced editor will then look to your page and either publish it or give further tips and advice. Thank you for editing Wikipedia. --MrClog (talk) 14:18, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, MrClog, for your quick reply. Very helpful.Illbadler (talk) 15:58, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

@Illbadler: You created a subpage draft at User:Illbadler/sandbox/New York Women's Culinary Alliance. These drafts are not articles and will not become articles unless they are either moved to mainspace or submitted to WP:AFC. If you are reasonably certain that this subject is notable organization, you can use the "move" tag to rename it to New York Women's Culinary Alliance (see Help:Moving for details). If you wish to have the page reviewed first, you can add the template {{subst:submit}} to the page and it will be added to the queue of drafts to be reviewed by an experienced editor. Regards SoWhy 14:22, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, SoWhy. Just what I needed to know.Illbadler (talk) 15:58, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Congressional Country Club Page[edit]

Hi there,

I am the Communications Manager for Congressional Country Club and I need to claim the page and make it protected from edits/updates and to receive notifications if someone tries. Can you do this for me as I can't figure out how to do it...


Sarah — Preceding unsigned comment added by SsheehanCCC (talkcontribs) 18:18, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

You should not be editing the article. Please read the advice regarding conflict of interest, and page ownership, and the mandatory requirement regarding paid editing. If you add the article to your watchlist you will see if anyone edits the article. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:22, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

March 26[edit]

Can't un-transclude unneeded content[edit]

Nauvoo Temple currently includes the building's coordinates at the beginning of the running text. Its first few lines are:

40°33′02″N 91°23′04″W / 40.55056°N 91.38444°W / 40.55056; -91.38444
The Nauvoo Temple was the second temple constructed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How does one fix this? The coordinates are unquestionably coming from the infobox, {{LDS Temple/Nauvoo Temple}} (they appear in the same place if I transclude the template onto a page with no other code), but I don't see anything forcing the coords to appear anywhere than in the infobox or the top right. It's not a problem with the parent {{LDS Temple}}, as other temples, e.g. Nauvoo Illinois Temple, don't have the coords except where you'd expect to find them. Nyttend (talk) 00:54, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

@Nyttend: I'm not sure, but it may be from template using {{Coord}} with display=title,inline, which causes the coordinates to display both at the rightside top of the page and also inside the text. The other template you mention uses display=title for {{Coord}}, so it will only appear in the upper right of the page. RudolfRed (talk) 01:07, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

the information of this article on wikipedia in spanish does not match the one on the english version[edit]

the article of wikipedia in spanish says the architect of the building was Schinkel, while the english version and other sources say it was Stüler. --Fdepy (talk) 01:02, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

I see that you've done the sensible thing and raised the point on the talk page of the Spanish article. The gallery couldn't have been "designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1865", as he had died in 1841. The gallery is not listed at es:Anexo:Obras de Friedrich Schinkel. I have taken the liberty of inserting a space in your question here to cure the broken link to the enwiki page. It is worth noting for the future that rather than using a URL it is better to use a wikilink, so es:Antigua Galería Nacional de Berlín and Alte Nationalgalerie. --David Biddulph (talk) 06:59, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Is it ever acceptable to italicize an entire quoted sentence (or part of a sentence) for emphasis?[edit]

I've seen that done before, with no indication that it was italicized in the original or added. Should it be removed if found?

Example, from the page on Batman villain Simon Hurt:

"Going over his notes on Batman's psychology, he realized that Batman was "powered by tragedy" and set about traumatizing the three replacements, ostensibly to make them better crimefighters."

Is that usage correct, or should it be removed? (talk) 01:30, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Unless it was italicized in the original, it shouldn't be done here. Adding one's own emphasis verges on WP:OR in my opinion. Per MOS:ITALQUOTE, in general, "don't use italics for quotations." Clarityfiend (talk) 06:35, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Where to propose new functionality for citing a book with a collection of works multiple times[edit]

Hi, I'm working on The Party of Moderate Progress Within the Bounds of the Law, and there are several works contained collected in a book that get cited separately throughout the article. I'm not particularly happy with WP:REFNAME or WP:IBID, and {{rp}} isn't satisfactory here, because the chapters are actually separate works - I've encountered this problem before when citing scholarly collections that all come from a single collection, but the works are separate pieces so they can't just be rolled up in a single citation. Since I'm not really happy with the citation options on hand, and I wanted to know where I go to open a ticket or discussion to improve output for multiple references. Ideally what I'd want to see here is in the {{reflist}} (or a new, equivalent template), there would be a way to cite the main work once with all the information all the chapters share (collection title, editors, translators, year of publication, etc), and then for each subsequent reference you would call something like the "ref name" plus whatever information had changed for that subreference. Then, the {{reflist}} would then show the main reference as the first entry, and then the sub entries in an indented list below the main entry. -Furicorn (talk) 02:16, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Furicorn Standard practice here is to have a separate section often headed "Sources", below the list of numbered footnotes headed "References". "Sources" contains the unvarying details of the overarching work, and each footnote citing a part of the overarching work can then refer to it just by a name and year: see WP:CITESHORT. True, the reader wanting full reference details has to look in two places, but links can be created within the footnote: see Help:Shortened footnotes, and Template:sfn and its variants.
If you continue to find that what you want to see is unavailable within the present facilities, you could perhaps start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Citing sources: Bhunacat10 (talk), 09:51, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

This is the precise situation for which {{harvc}} was written.

Trappist the monk (talk) 10:14, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Wow, just proves the importance of reading other people's questions. That's excellent work Trappist and is going onto my quick reference section at once. Thanks, Martin of Sheffield (talk) 11:39, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Facebook getting info from wrong Wikipedia page[edit]


I am a developer for the Star Channel Greece and we are facing an issue with Facebook that you can see in the Screenshot below:

From Facebook they instructed us to contact you and have a look in our code for any errors. We have done a search in our code and made some changes but we would like to investigate the issue with you as well so that we are clear both ends.

The wikipedia page is: The facebook page is: The webpage is: The false wikipage is:

Looking forward to your reply.

With regards, Dimitris Tsetsonis Web Developer Star Channel Greece — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:43, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

You should not attempt to edit this page directly, because you have a conflict of interest: See WP:COI.However, you are invited to make suggestions for edits on the article's talk page. If you do, another editor will come along and update the article. (if it sits there too long, come back ere and we can help.) Also, as an employee, you are a paid editor, so you must adhere to our site's terms of service and declare your paid status: see WP:PAID. -Arch dude (talk) 15:33, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Somebody, maybe you, changed a wrong url in GEO English.[4] That seems good. Wikipedia does not control the content of Facebook pages. They sometimes copy content from us. I cannot say whether their information will be updated automatically, when it might happen, or whether you can do it yourself. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:44, 26 March 2019 (UTC)[edit]

Dear Sir/Madam,

Are GDP listed on the web site below used purchase power party, which adjusted standard of living standardized income? Thank you! Yunsheng — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:11, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

The table is refers to a source. click the link to see the source, which may have the information you need. -Arch dude (talk) 15:28, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Sky Farm in New Jersey[edit]

I am the membership chairperson at Sky Farm in Basking Ridge NJ. I am trying to add to the wikipedia description that appears there. However, Ubiquity keeps reverting my efforts stating my edits are disruptive....? How can I manage this page and update its content? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:14, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

You posted promotional text about your facility; this is not permitted. If you work for the facility, you should not directly edit the article, either. Please read WP:PROMO. WP:COI, and WP:PAID. You will not be permitted to promote your facility here; if there is incorrect information about it in the article, you should make an edit request on the article talk page, detailing what needs to be changed and any independent reliable sources you have to support those changes. Wikipedia is not interested in what any article subject wants to say about itself, only in what others want to say about it. 331dot (talk) 15:22, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
I would further add that the page is not yours to manage just because you work at the facility; see WP:OWN. Your input is welcome, but you have no more special rights here than any other editor. 331dot (talk) 15:24, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Foreign language article[edit]

Sri Dharmaraja Sri Throwpati amman Temple needs attention. The title is about a specific temple, but until recently the body of the article was about a location. Now it appears to be about the temple, but it's not written in English. Not sure if it should be reverted or tagged? There was a Cluebot revert yesterday which has been undone. MB 15:46, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

I have moved the page back to its previous title Melpathy. The move to Sri Dharmaraja Sri Throwpati amman Temple was unexplained and apparently mistaken. --David Biddulph (talk) 16:18, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

syed abdul rahim[edit]

i would like to add the information regarding his family which is not mentioned in wikipedia, he was survived by 6 children 3 sons , 3 daughters syed shahid hakim aziz jehan syed shahid saleem tameez jehan perwaiz jehan syed shahid waseem — Preceding unsigned comment added by Faisal320 (talkcontribs) 18:35, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

You provided no references to published reliable sources, so your edit has been reverted. Wikipedia is cautious about adding unsourced material regarding living people. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:52, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Also, as I noted on Faisal320's talk page, per WP:BLPNAME even if sourced the information would generally not be included unless the family members are independently notable or there is consensus to include them.-- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 19:57, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

French and/or Swedish[edit]

Anyone who knows French and/or Swedish could translate these titles of articles: "Les "charts runs" de chaque album classé", "Les albums (CD) les plus vendus en 2008" and "Basshunter fann en bot mot mobbarna"? Eurohunter (talk) 00:19, 27 March 2019 (UTC)