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September 17[edit]

Template:Post-nominals or equivalent[edit]

Hi Folks, I have a Spanish cardiologist Fausto J Pinto who seems to have a list of post nominals after his name. Serious dude. Is there an equivalent of the above for Spanish or Portuguese folk or indeed any other folk that has a similar fellowships that can be presented as a post nom. Thanks. scope_creepTalk 11:39, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Looking at your last edit those are not really "post-nominals" but positions; I think you were correct in removing them. Arguably those could be fitted in the workplaces field in {{Infobox academic}}, but meh. TigraanClick here to contact me 12:27, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
@Tigraan: Possibly something for later, but not what I'm talking about at the mo. I'm looking for Spanish or Portuguese Post-nominals template. 'Template:Post-nominals' has collections for certain countries, but nowt for Spain of Portugal. Is there such a template. scope_creepTalk 20:18, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
@Scope creep: OK. I guess you could always modify the template for es/pt awards if you know what those are. {{post-nominals}} itself is page-protected, but (looking at the code) all you need to do is create the appropriate country subpage. Looking at Template:Post-nominals/SRI for an example the format seems relatively simple. If you don't feel like doing it because it's too technical, give me a list of Wikipedia pages for the awards with their respective abbreviations and a ping and I will make the page. TigraanClick here to contact me 12:29, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@Tigraan: That is very nice of you and much appreciated. I admit it will take some of the load of. I can start with the medical ones I guess with the Portuguese group as they are probably the most relevant. I can check the appropriate articles and see if they are present. He has FESC, FACC, FSCAI and FASE. FESC is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, FACC is Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, FSCIA is Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and FASE is Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography. For the Portuguese it will need to cover medical, military, chivalry and honours, government and parliament and miscellaneous, e.g. civil group. Taking a look at this: Orders, decorations, and medals of Portugal its basic listing with loads of medals. The one thing I found is some may seem notable but aren't e.g. when your Knighted in this country its not included in post-noms. So I think what will happen we can bundle it all in and see what needs to be pulled out later. Each one will need to be checked to ensure it is the correct acronym. scope_creepTalk 15:49, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@Scope creep: My understanding of {{post-nominals}} is that it only applies for government awards (linked to a specific country), so fellowships would not apply for the template; I also think they should not be included on policy grounds (we are not going to tack "PhD" as a post-nominal, virtually all researchers have a doctorate). Furthermore, I asked you for the list of (award, abbreviation) pairs precisely because I lack the ability to create the list myself; I can do the technical part if you cannot but reading stuff like Esquire makes me think it is easy to make a faux pas in that topic. TigraanClick here to contact me 09:35, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@Tigraan: Not just government awards. Take a look at the GBR one, e.g. FSA = FSA. These are independent education institutions for this example, so it is not only government gongs. I will do the list. It will take me some time though to check all the Portuguese honours. scope_creepTalk 11:11, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Cross-wiki (Wikipedia/Wikiversity) rules[edit]

As I asked at Wikipedia:Fringe theories/Noticeboard#Wikiversity, Wikiversity:Motivation and emotion/Book/2015/Masturbation motivation is an obvious and transparent attempt to get something that looks exactly like a Wikipedia article but would not survive an AfD published on Wikiversity. Does Wikiversity have a rule against that? --Guy Macon (talk) 13:17, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

@Guy Macon: I suggest you ask Wikiversity, as it is a separate project with its own rules. Looks like the talk page for the main page is where questions are asked: [1]. RudolfRed (talk) 19:49, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Please help[edit]

If anyone can please help. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/en/Fleshlight


My grandfather was the developer named in this patent and all my revisions are being locked due to lack of sourcing...although the patent which proves is already included as a source. They are refusing to discuss on the talk page. Blocking me and the truth for sport of perhaps they are paid by Fleshlight. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:387:8:5:0:0:0:34 (talk) 15:04, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

I have protected the article. You must discuss this on the article talk page instead of edit warring. 331dot (talk) 15:08, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Article for review[edit]

I want to send my article for review, but i am not able to find an option that helps me do it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vanshikasood0112 (talkcontribs) 17:50, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

@Vanshikasood0112: Welcome to Wikipedia. When you are ready to submit your draft for review, add {} to it, and then click the button. RudolfRed (talk) 17:58, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for your help, but ia am not able to see the option for submission — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vanshikasood0112 (talkcontribs) 18:12, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Perhaps you didn't read what RudolfRed said? You can submit by adding {} to the top of your draft. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:38, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
@Vanshikasood0112: Just for clarification add the text as instructed and click 'publish' as per typical editing. This will submit the article for review. It will need some copy-editing to fall more in line with the manual of style. (Please sign your posts on talk pages by using four tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 19:08, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Error in Tibet article[edit]

To whom it may concern

There is a serious error in the TIBET article which may indicate bias by the writer, since what the Wikipedia text says ("between 200,000 and 1 million Tibetans were murdered by Chinese military") is not what the cited article says ("between 200,000 and 1million Tibetans may have died"). Note that during the Great Leap Forward large numbers of people across all of China died from the effects of malnutrition, and from outright starvation (see the Wikipedia article "Great Chinese Famine").

I think the text of the article should match the citation, or else the citation should be changed to one which matches the text of the article.

Thank you in advance for your help. Philip Harris

DETAILS OF ERROR: Inaccurate text in the Tibet article, in the section titled "From 1950 to present"

Current text: "During the Great Leap Forward, between 200,000 and 1,000,000 Tibetans were murdered by Chinese military [62]"

Proposed fix: This should be changed to read: "During the Great Leap Forward, between 200,000 and 1,000,000 Tibetans may have died [62]" Note 62 cites "World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - China : Tibetans". Minority Rights Group International. July 2008. Archived from the original on November 1, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014.

The actual text from "World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - China : Tibetans" at https://www.refworld.org/docid/49749d3dc.html says: "Land reforms and the loss of the lamas' traditional power led first to unrest in eastern Kham and Amdo in the mid-1950s. The Great Leap Forward period (during which anywhere between 200,000 and 1 million Tibetans may have died) was also one during which there was growing disdain shown by Chinese authorities to the traditional Tibetan religious and political leaders such as the Dalai Lama."

69.10.245.11 (talk) 18:26, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Please discuss this on the article's talk page. RudolfRed (talk) 18:51, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
The IP posted to Talk:Tibet#Misquoted text in Tibet article section titled "From 1950 to present" eight days ago with no reply. I have checked the source and made the suggested change.[2] PrimeHunter (talk) 19:32, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Carolyn Ayers[edit]

Hello I stated a Wikipedia page but it is say it can't be found Carolyn Ann Ayers (Philanthropist) Inspirational Speaker and I uploaded my picture to put on my page but I not sure how to place it there. Can I get help with preparing my page.

Thank you Carolyn Ayers at <redacted>— Preceding unsigned comment added by Carolyn Ann Ayers (Philanthropist) Inspirational Speaker (talkcontribs) 19:11, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

There is a full explanation of what happened to your user page at User talk:Carolyn Ann Ayers (Philanthropist) Inspirational Speaker. You seem to have a misunderstanding of what Wikipedia is and what it can be used for. Ask again here if you need guidance on creating articles. You might like to read WP:Your first article. Dbfirs 19:34, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict)@Carolyn Ann Ayers (Philanthropist) Inspirational Speaker: Hello, unfortunately you seem to have misunderstood the purpose of Wikipedia. It is not a place to create an autobiography or 'profile' as you would at social media sites. Wikipedia relies entirely on reporting what has been written about subjects that pass the notability guidelines in independent reliable sources. Please see here and here for why autobios are not encouraged.
If you are truly notable (in the Wikipedia sense) interested editors will create an article about you using independent sources in due course.
Note: that you appear to have found the user subpage you created and that it is currently nominated for deletion. (Please sign your posts on talk pages by using four tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you. Sorry cannot help more. Eagleash (talk) 19:39, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
It was the main user page that was misused, contravening WP:User pages. The user is now blocked. Dbfirs 07:05, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Question regarding user sandboxes[edit]

Even though I am not blocked (because I am asking this question), can blocked users still edit their own sandboxes? Just wondering. --Plankhouse0 (talk) 19:29, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello Plankhouse0. A blocked editor is unable to edit any page other than their own user talk page. That includes their main userpage and any of their sub-pages including sandbox pages. If they misuse their user talk page, an administrator can revoke access. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 19:35, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Princess Beatrice of York[edit]

Ref number 31 is wrong in terms of publication and date of publication. Please fix and leave I quote Thanks Srbernadette (talk) 23:13, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

 Done Eagleash (talk) 23:42, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

September 18[edit]

There's no Edit button[edit]

There's no edit button. I want to edit an article about Felipe Vazquez. Help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AJBaseball (talkcontribs) 03:53, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

@AJBaseball: you can start by reading WP:YFA. Writing an article is one of the hardest tasks here, that's why I want to caution you not to be too fast. If it takes a month, then it takes a month. There is no need to hurry. Victor Schmidt mobil (talk) 05:00, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
The article Felipe Vázquez can be edited by clicking the "Edit" button at the top, or by clicking "Edit" for any section. What device are you using? Dbfirs 06:58, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@AJBaseball: Felipe Vázquez is semi-protected so it can only be edited by autoconfirmed users. You can click "View source" and submit and edit request, or you can make seven more edits to other pages so you become autoconfirmed. PrimeHunter (talk) 10:41, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, missed spotting that. Dbfirs 18:37, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Adding entries in other languages to a Wikipedia page[edit]

Hello, were trying to link this page in the Swazi Wikipedia (https://ss.m.wikipedia.org/en/Nkulunkulu) which is about God, to the already existing page in English Wikipedia God, however, wasn't able to do so (I'm relatively a newbie in Wikipedia, so, still don't really know how to do things here properly by the way), so, could someone help me in this issue? — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheWikipedian1250 (talkcontribs) 04:55, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello, TheWikipedian1250. Interlanguage links are now usually handled through WP:Wikidata. The problem was that there is an existing Wikidata entry d:Q190 which links articles about "God" in 178 languages, but the Swazi article ss:Nkulunkulu was linked to a separate Wikidata entry d:Q31834479 which linked to no other article. I have merged the two Wikidata items, so the Swazi article is now linked to all the other ones.  Done --ColinFine (talk) 05:45, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  • TheWikipedian1250, since you are there... The external link section in ss:Nkulunkulu looks highly inappropriate to me. The catholic.org link might be appropriate, but God is not a purely Catholic or even Christian concept; if "Nkulunkulu" is only about the Christian or Catholic God, the Wikidata merge might be inappropriate. There is also an external link to Conservapedia, which is inappropriate (not a reliable source even for what US evangelists think). TigraanClick here to contact me 10:38, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
It's a references section. Each language makes their own rules. The Swazi Wikipedia only has 485 articles and 14 active editors so they may not even have many rules. I wouldn't apply standards of the English Wikipedia. Only one article ss:LiBhayibheli (Bible) is above 16 kB, and it has no references. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:38, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough that the rules (or absence of rules) might be different than en-wp. Still, all Wikipedias have roughly the same objective to present unbiaised information (I doubt the WMF would be pleased with a "only Christian sources" rule), so we might as well give a nudge when a local editor comes by. TigraanClick here to contact me 12:16, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

DNA[edit]

Hi. i downloaded my DNA file from Ancestry and was told i would have to wait for a Gedmatch file. So now a week later i dont know where to go to find it — Preceding unsigned comment added by JoyGem (talkcontribs) 10:09, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

I suspect, based on your question, that you found one of our over 5.9 million articles and thought we were affiliated in some way with that subject. Please note that you are at Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, and this page is for asking questions related to using or contributing to Wikipedia itself. Thus, we have no special knowledge about the subject of your question. You can, however, search our vast catalogue of articles by typing a subject into the search field on the upper right side of your screen. If you cannot find what you are looking for, we have a reference desk, divided into various subject areas, where asking knowledge questions is welcome. Best of luck. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:12, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Correct the details about "Pasi" (cast) of India[edit]

Please remove the word "Untouchable" From the Article Pasi (caste) from your wikipedia. Please use Marshal cast instead.

You are requested to please update the article with correct word. We have tried many times but some time they correct the description but again some editor undo the changes.

Indian editors are very much cast biased. They are very rude and less knowing the socity.

Pasi cast is not Untouchable. Pasi is the warrior class in Indian cast System. As name suggest "Pasi" Means "Sword holder" in the palm.

"Pasi" name is derived from Sanskrit Language as below--

पासी = प + असि

प = पंजा = Palm

असि = तलवार = Sword

Your are requested to please update the correct word as warrior class / Marshal cast.

In India "Pasi" cast people can be fall pray under the castieat people of other states of India. Because every people search the cast of the people on Wikipedia page in India.

You are requested to please Correct the information or delete the article.

Being a Pasi cast person I am very much disturbed about the article.

You can earn more information from website www.pasi.in — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rrshesh (talkcontribs) 10:48, 18 September 2019 (UTC) 
We would be happy to include the etymology you give, but we will need you to give a reliable source for that. Your personal knowledge of Sanskrit is not enough, because information on Wikipedia must be verifiable by readers, hence linked to a reference.
For the same reason, I would have removed the assertion that the Pasi were one of the untouchable communities if it was not followed by two references: Pandey, Gyan (1988), Peasant Revolt and Indian Nationalism: The Peasant Movement in Awadh, 1919-1922 and Rawat, Ramnarayan S. (2011). Reconsidering Untouchability: Chamars and Dalit History in North India. I have not read those, but at a first glance those look like reliable scholarly sources.
I note that you have posted to the talk page of the article. The issue was already debated in 2015 as can be seen in this talk page archive, and you are unlikely to get much attention if you do not provide reliable sources contradicting what the scholarly literature says. TigraanClick here to contact me 12:02, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Fanciful etymologies rarely surprise me, but – How do you work out असि = तलवार (asi = talavāra)?? —Tamfang (talk) 01:02, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

I need help with the glitch alphabetize[edit]

I want to create an account and to edit impose, but if you try to correct it with a new system that only gives me an error message as soon as they hit the save button reading, as you edit could not be processed due to the loss of data session. "Because of my name" Al175an "mean, but he is not eating prior to logging on to one, indeed, can not, what do I talk? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.58.235.3 (talk) 12:40, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Also asked (and we're attempting to understand them) at the Teahouse. No need for a reply here. see here Nick Moyes (talk) 13:31, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

edit[edit]

As is now trying to create, and the other called "Al175an 2". But this does not seem to assist the error is still time to try to make reviews! Please help fast, I do not know what to do. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.56.2.76 (talk) 12:48, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

dRelated to previous post above. Also asked (and we're attempting to understand them) at the Teahouse. No need for a reply here. see here Nick Moyes (talk) 13:34, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Not-for-profit association page[edit]

I'm part of an education and communication committee for a not-for-profit association. We are interested in starting a page to briefly describe what our organization does but from my reading on Wikipedia, I cannot upload any information due to my conflict of interest. Would it be possible to upload information if it is independently referenced? Do you have any other suggestions Please advise. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ManitobaBreakfast (talkcontribs) 14:17, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

My advice would be to read Wikipedia:An article about yourself isn't necessarily a good thing first. For many people that'll be enough reason not to want an article. Poveglia (talk) 14:32, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
ManitobaBreakfast Please read the guidelines for what topics should have articles. Has your organization been written about extensively by independent sources? If not, then it is not subtitle for a Wikipedia article. On the other hand, if there are suitable sources available, please let us know. If you go to Requested articles and post a short (1-2 sentence) description of the article topic and several sources (minimum 3-5), someone may come along and write the article. However, Requested articles tends to be backlogged and volunteers write about what interests them so there is no guarantee someone will pick it up. But it's a start. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 14:36, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

wikichecker[edit]

[3] Because of my private sphare and my right on Wp:Anon, I don't want to be registered here. Please create a possibility for an opt out. --Belladonna* (talk) 17:31, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

@Belladonna*: Wikichecker is a side project unrelated to the help desk. You can share your concerns about being included via email at: wikichecker.com [at] gmail [dot] com. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 17:46, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
perhaps it is possible to tell me, if such an opt-out is possible? I feel seriously threatened in my private security.--Belladonna* (talk) 17:58, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
I agree that there is an obvious security risk if this time analysis is publicly available. It would be useful to have an opt-out. Dbfirs 18:31, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Wikichecker is an independent website unaffiliated with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation. This is from that website: "The data upon which this site's contents are based is publicly available on wikipedia. The author of this site has no affiliation with wikipedia or other wikimedia projects."
When you edit Wikipedia, you agree that all of your edits will be logged forever for attribution purposes, and that this data will be available to the public. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 18:44, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
The time analysis seems similar to the one at xtools [4], linked at the bottom of every "Contributions" page, or am I missing something? Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 19:38, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
You are correct, it's just a bit more detailed and goes back further. Are we being over-sensitive? Do many burglars read Wikipedia? Dbfirs 19:46, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Anyone who looks at Wikichecker's report on me will be able to deduce quite a lot about me. I don't care at all; but I understand that many others will care. It's unfortunate, but I don't know what is best done about it. Maproom (talk) 20:01, 18 September 2019 (UTC)     P.S. I suggest to Belladonna that they change the link at the top of this section, if they'd prefer people not to look at the findings about them. Point it at mine if you like; as I said, I don't care.

Would this bot violate copyright?[edit]

Let's say that there was a Wikibot that reviewed reliable sources for a given topic, and based on those sources, used Markov chains to autogenerate a full article for that topic. It would only process a request if there were sufficient reliable sources to create generally unique Markov chains. Would this violate any copyright? May His Shadow Fall Upon You Talk 18:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

If you or anyone could make such a bot, I'd say just make it. Our role could then be just to weed through the bot's work and eliminate that which is a copyright violation or any other problems with the bot's work. I'm probably not addressing your question but I just thought I'd mention that. Bus stop (talk) 18:19, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@May His Shadow Fall Upon You: This is a unique application of stochastic modeling. There's a little info about a text generating application in the Markov chain#Speech recognition section, under the Markov text generators section. But we're far away from this being encyclopedia quality - checking for copyright violations would be the easy part - that's already done now. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 18:56, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Article content question[edit]

Yes I was reading the white pride artical or definition and it is flawed and a none factual definition that was based of hear say and speculation in anti-semetic texts against white people based of a broad brush discription of a stereo type the fact is you can be white and proud about it with out being a bigot the racist word is a fake word. bigot is the proper term and word. for one the Blackpanther party and new Blackpanther party are bigoted or racist groups and yell black power black pride all the time and the openly talk about killing white people. so that term should be listed as a bigoted term as well. so should hispanic pride since I have in person heard Hispanic men call Black americans of color names and vise versa. with Black Americans towards whites hispanics and Asians and asians about whites Blacks hispanics and Gay pride is racist against heterosexuals and can be catogorized as hetarophobia or caucahetarophobia < the hatred of straight men and women in sexual orientation and hatred against white heterosexual men and women. could you please correct the contributors post. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.255.88.93 (talk) 19:27, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

I added a header to this question. Please post your suggestions to the article's talk page for discussion. RudolfRed (talk) 19:37, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
But first read the "Frequently asked questions (FAQ)" box at Talk:White pride. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:45, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

The new logo for Fundbox[edit]

Hello,

I'm trying to upload the new Fundbox logo without any success. Here is the URL of the page -> Fundbox Would you mind assisting me with it?

BR, Dima — Preceding unsigned comment added by Forforeach (talkcontribs) 21:18, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Is the new logo just the word Fundbox, partially underlined in blue chalk? This is probably too simple to be copyright, so please see WP:Logos. If you have a copy of the image, you upload it direct to Wikipedia (not Commons) with the appropriate restriction on usage. See WP:Upload. Dbfirs 00:21, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@Forforeach: Specifically, is it https://fundbox.com/web_static/img/front/og-1200x630.png? As a new user you cannot upload files directly to Wikipedia but we can upload a smaller cropped version for you. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:58, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Confused[edit]

Even though I own my own internet company....I am finding it hard to find my information now on your site.....My name is Freddy Fuller, and I am very well known for my boxing skills all over the world.....and USED to have great content on your site under Freddie Fuller, Frederick Fuller, Freddy Stephen Fuller, F Fuller, F. S Fuller and even a few more....BUT now I cannot seem to find any of them. What am I doing wrong all of a sudden. Please help me if you can as I used this information all over the world and was very proud of this information and how it was presented on Wikipedia.

Also...is Wiki the same site as Wikipedia...as it used to be there as well.

ANY help would be greatly appreciated Thanks God Bless Freddy

[redacted]

[redacted] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Frederick S Fuller (talkcontribs) 23:38, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

We have an article Freddy Stephen Fuller to which you have contributed. Your own sandbox contains some of your opinions. Other alternative forms of your name are (correctly) redirects to Freddy Stephen Fuller. There are lots of Wikis on the internet, but only one genuine Wikipedia. If you think that our article is not accurate, then please suggest improvements at Talk:Freddy Stephen Fuller. You should not edit the article directly because of your WP:Conflict of interest. We have no connection with, nor any authority over other Wikis on the internet. Dbfirs 00:05, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@Frederick S Fuller: Special:Contributions/Frederick S Fuller shows you created articles called Freddy Fuller, Fuller Freddie and Fred (BC Boxer). They were all redirected to Freddy Stephen Fuller. We don't make separate articles with other forms of a name. As an administrator I can see you also created Frederick (Fuller) which was deleted. Click the "View history" tab at top of Freddy Stephen Fuller to see the page history. A lot of unsourced and too promotional content was removed in 2014. It should satisfy Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons, Wikipedia:Neutral point of view and other Wikipedia policies. You have a Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and should not edit the article directly. A wiki is a type of website. Wikipedia is the best known wiki but there are thousands of others. Some people use "Wiki" as a name for Wikipedia but it's misleading and we don't like it. We even have a page about it: Wikipedia:Don't abbreviate "Wikipedia" as "Wiki"! PrimeHunter (talk) 00:32, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

September 19[edit]

Title change[edit]

How can I change the title of an existing article? Want to update her maiden name (married name). However, she has been featured with her old name in the news articles. Is there a way that this can be done in accordance with the Wikipedia guidelines? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 219.90.100.16 (talk) 04:29, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes, this is called moving a page. The feature is only available to autoconfirmed users. Since you don't have an account, you can request that a page be moved at Wikipedia:Requested moves. Eman235/talk 06:06, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
I would add that unless reliable sources have started to use her current name, it isn't necessarily a good idea to rename the article(though a redirect could certainly be created) per WP:COMMONNAME. We don't necessarily use official or legal names to title articles. For example, the article about US President Bill Clinton is at Bill Clinton, not William Jefferson Clinton, his legal name, or William Jefferson Blythe III, his birth name. 331dot (talk) 08:29, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Sanbox Article Publishing[edit]

Hi, I have completed writing wikipedia article called Shri Jayanta baruah. What to do for showing in wikipedia page ? will it be automatically published ? Please let me know — Preceding unsigned comment added by Moshaddique (talkcontribs) 08:03, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

You haven't written an article. Much of your editing was in WP:Sandbox. You apparently didn't read what it says in the grey box at the top of that page, including: "Welcome to this sandbox page, a space to experiment with the process of editing Wikipedia. ... Any user can edit this page and it is automatically cleared regularly (anything you write will not remain indefinitely). ... If you are logged in, you can access your personal sandbox ("Sandbox" link at the very top of the page, next to your username)." The sandbox has indeed been cleared, but you can still find your contribution in the page's history, and from there you can copy it to your personal sandbox which you can create at User:Moshaddique/sandbox. It would be wise for you to read the advice at WP:Your first article. One important point which would stop your draft being published as an article is that you have tried to use Wikipedia as a reference. This is not permitted; you need independent published reliable sources. --David Biddulph (talk) 08:22, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Fixing geographical coords[edit]

In my spare time I'm fixing articles that need geographical coordinates, but I've now come across a whole raft of articles category:Defunct greyhound racing venues in the United Kingdom that have coordinates in the infobox but they are not formatted in a way that creates a geohack link. No doubt there are many similar articles created around the same time or by the same process. Fixing this manually is extremely fiddly and time consuming (example diff: [5]), but since the formats are consistent they would be ideal candidates for a script that could fix them all. Unfortunately this is beyond my technical capability, so I'm wondering whether someone would like to take this on. Also if there is a better place to post this request please let me know. Thanks.--Shantavira|feed me 08:50, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

@Shantavira: That looks do-able; try posting at Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Tasks. -- John of Reading (talk) 08:58, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Will do.--Shantavira|feed me 10:07, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Typo Team[edit]

I have just joined the Typo Team. I have just had my request for AWB rights declined. Could you suggest ways I can find typos and fix them without AWB so when I request the permission again, I can show the reviewing admin that I can use the tool correctly? Interstellarity (talk) 11:23, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Use the "Random link" facility to choose some articles, and read them for typos. In my experience, you'll be able to find some quite easily. 90.202.210.107 (talk) 12:28, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your input. Interstellarity (talk) 12:39, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
You could also do a site-wide search for commonly misspelled English words.--Shantavira|feed me 14:20, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Or Lupin's tool can be used to check all edits against the list of common misspellings - WP:LUPIN ~~ OxonAlex - talk 16:10, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@Interstellarity: The Typo Team has collected a list of pages that need fixes: Wikipedia:Typo_Team/moss#Likely_misspellings_by_article_(main_listing). When I was more active on the team, I used the list of misspellings linked in the earlier answer, not AWB. RudolfRed (talk) 16:20, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@RudolfRed, 90.202.210.107, Shantavira, and OxonAlex: Thanks for the feedback. Interstellarity (talk) 16:43, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

G14 and DABs without entries[edit]

See Ching Chang Chong (disambiguation). Currently, there are two entries, both songs which do not have their own articles and currently there are just WLs to the album pages. Would the page therefore qualify for WP:G14? In my view the page "disambiguate[s] zero extant Wikipedia pages" but I am unclear on the exact purpose and meaning of G14. Can anyone help ?‡ Єl Cid of ᐺalencia ᐐT₳LKᐬ 14:29, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Sounds like precisely a case of G14 to me, el cid, el campeador. --ColinFine (talk) 15:19, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@ColinFine: - thank you! Cheers ‡ Єl Cid of ᐺalencia ᐐT₳LKᐬ 15:36, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Foreign script[edit]

Sylhet seems to have a native name specified in a script that prevents some of the article from rendering properly. It's even causing problems in the edit window so I can't even remove it. MB 15:35, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Hm, I don't see any problems, other than the usual placeholder squares. What browser are you using?  hugarheimur 17:12, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
PS: Fonts containing this script can be found here or here. Cheers  hugarheimur 17:21, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Firefox 69.0.1, with all default settings (as far as I know, at least related to scripts). I just tried it on Chrome and it does look fine there. MB 19:44, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Project tagging best practices or guidelines[edit]

I was referred here from Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard. Are there any guidelines/consensuses/policies on which redirect pages should be tagged with corresponding WikiProject banners on their talk pages? There are over 100,000 entries in subcategories of Category:Redirect-Class articles (and countless more redirects that are not) and User:Richhoncho and I have different perspectives on this topic, so we are soliciting feedback to find some common consensus or existing guideline. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 17:50, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

I think different Wikiprojects have different ideas on this one. I don't see how it particularly hurts for them to be tagged, especially if it's a WP:Redirect with possibilities. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 18:47, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Note, I just had a skim of the conversations above. I suspect nothing short of a full on RfC is likely to get something to be uniform across all Wikiprojects. Sorry I can't help. (If there is a policy, I'll be amazed) Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 18:53, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Koavf is being a little economical with the facts here. The argument is whether duplicate redirect names should be project tagged. In simple terms, and as our discussion has gone, if YYY (song) and YYY (band song both exist and are redirects to the same article, then only one (at most, depending on the project) should be tagged as project worthy. Likewise, if YYY (band song is a redirect to an article at YYY (song) then Talk:YYY (band song should either not be project tagged or a redirect to Talk:XXX (band song (as would automatically happen with a page move). I almost exclusively work with songs and have probably tagged and removed project tags 1000s over the past few years, and only one editor, Koavf, has managed to object - specifically on 3 of his edits only. I have checked about 50 entries in Category:Avoided double redirects and none of those I saw were project tagged, some were directs and some were blank or blanked.
For the record, the edit warring was closed with “This is dumb. How about just redirecting the talk page like we do for all other redirects? In any case, No violation ‘ by Bradv. Advice Koavf has not accepted and actually reverted when I did this!
Full details of our conversation can be found at Koavf's talkpage. -- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Richhoncho (talkcontribs)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error ref no key[edit]

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Parental alienation: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.[edit]

Parental alienation (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)

Could someone take a look at the article talk page and advise me as to whether I am using the right approach? Would an RfC solve the issues, or would it just generate more walls of text? And what should I ask in the RfC? Is there anything specific here that I can ask an administrator for help on? I realize that just asking someone to read that huge talk page is asking a lot, but I am pretty much at the end of my rope here. Maybe just skim the last two or three sections? --Guy Macon (talk) 23:50, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

@Guy Macon: That is a lot of text to wade through. If you are getting frustrated working on an article, the usual advice is to take a break and work on a different article instead. Come back at it later. RudolfRed (talk) 00:03, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

September 20[edit]

Password[edit]

Suddenly my password is not acceptable. We'll leave that for now but...

The message from Wikipedia is choose a 'more unique password'. You cannot have more unique. Either it is or it isn't. Not an error that should be on Wikipedia.Cannonmc (talk) 02:53, 20 September 2019 (UTC)