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May 20[edit]


Why are there no population figures visible in the stats section of the infobox?--Neufund (talk) 12:43, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

@Neufund: Someone tried to update them, but didn't do it correctly. I have restored the 2010 figures. -- John of Reading (talk) 12:48, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks a lot!--Neufund (talk) 12:49, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Is it possible to have only the Wikimaps "blue globe" icon visible in map coordinates?[edit]

I have written some text that includes a number of map coordinates. However, with several of them being inline in full, they interrupt the flow of the text. Is it possible to hide the coorinates' numerals and have only the Wikimaps "blue globe" icon visible? Or any other alternative that rids the text of the numerals but enables clicking for the Wikimap data? I'd appreciate your advice.  :-) SCHolar44 (talk) 14:59, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

You can use a piped link. To link to Wikimaps in Commons you can use an interwiki link. Rojomoke (talk) 17:14, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. I use piped links often. However, I had found that when I coded:
Main Street ([[34°55′49″S 138°36′00″E / 34.93038°S 138.59999°E / -34.93038; 138.59999|here]])
it turned out as you see, not as "Main Street (here)" where the word "here" is a hyperlink to the coordinates. I don't know how to establish a link to a Wikimap and it isn't covered in the "Help:Interwiki linking" article.
Any further advice would be appreciated. SCHolar44 (talk) 17:53, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
Don't try this. WikiMiniAtlas requires JavaScript and is only available to some users. It is not in the mobile version of the site and probably not in most reusers of our articles. The primary purpose of {{Coord}} is to display coordinates. Other features may change over time and vary by user. There is currently no option to replace the displayed coordinates with other text. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:38, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks for this advice, PrimeHunter. Understood. Since the locations are important to be specified and there are several, I will likely put them in a location that isn't inline with the body text, such as the infobox. SCHolar44 (talk) 09:36, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Coloured headings in Wikipedia articles[edit]

I would like to colour all the level 2 headings in some articles I'm currently drafting.

Does that require the particular template to be changed?

If so, could you please tell me how that is done? I'd appreciate specific steps rather than broad, top-level comments because although I'm not stupid I am very inexperienced in this area.

I'll appreciate your advice. SCHolar44 (talk) 15:10, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi SCHolar44, section headings aren't coloured on Wikipedia per the Manual of Style. Why do you want coloured headings? Richard0612 15:46, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
The heading "Moscow" -- the first heading on this page for May 20 -- is an example, but I have seen a number of instances in articles. Correction to my question: I meant Level 3 headings, not Level 2 -- in some contexts they can "disappear" in a sea of black text. SCHolar44 (talk) 15:51, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
@SCHolar44: That heading is blue because it is 'Wikilinked' to the article.. I.e. using the double square brackets. It is often done on talk pages as a convenient way to link to a Wiki page but should not be done within articles. Links to other articles wouold be made within the section content. Eagleash (talk) 15:57, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! I'll get back if the examples in articles are anythig different. SCHolar44 (talk) 16:01, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
@SCHolar44: See Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Section headings for the guideline: "Headings should normally not contain links, especially where only part of a heading is linked." PrimeHunter (talk) 16:10, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
Very good point. SCHolar44 (talk) 16:16, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

I Don't know....[edit]

what are you guys? just wondering....never mind feels like I'm talking to myself....bye bye. Adios! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:15, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Please delete my account[edit]

Hello, I hope I have reached the correct place. I am doing some browser bookmark cleaning and discovered I created this account many years ago. Please delete my David26 account. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by David26 (talkcontribs) 19:42, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

@David26: Accounts cannot be deleted. You can just omit using it. See more at Wikipedia:Courtesy vanishing. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:04, 20 May 2018 (UTC)


Hello. I would like to enter my name as an artist into Wikipedia but am very confused on how to do this. Could you link to the page where I begin to write my entry? Thanks, Ira — Preceding unsigned comment added by Artbyira (talkcontribs) 21:01, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Artbyira. We actively discourage writing autobiographies. You have a conflict of interest and should conduct yourself accordingly. Review our notability guideline for artists, and also read Your first article. Please be aware that Wikipedia is a neutral encyclopedia and not a platform for self-promotion. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 21:14, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

May 21[edit]

A user has removed many external links. Is this OK?[edit]

As you can see, this user has in the course of a couple hours wiped out some or all of the "External Links" section of about seven articles. The intent doesn't seem to be to remove inaccurate information, and in fact I can't discern any reason for these edits. What should be my next step? (I have restored the links in one case that I know a lot about.)

Larrydberg (talk) 00:32, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

@Larryberg: You can undo the edits, placing suitable warning templates on the IP's talk page or contact an administrator. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 01:11, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World by Ronnie Milsap written by Charles Quillen, Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan[edit]

My name is Reginald Boaler from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

I will be competing in the Toastmasters, 2018 International Speech Championships in Chicago Ill. in August. There will be 102 semi-finalists with 10 winners moving forward to the World finals on August 25th, 2018.

My speech that I have written for the World finals is about my adopted daughter, Cassie-Lynn and the seven minute oratory explains how, despite incredible odds, how we were able to adopt her.

At the conclusion of the speech, I have :20 seconds of the song, "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World" that plays while a collage of photos of Cassie shows her growing up right before your eyes, from a two-pound infant, into a beautiful young woman.

I would like permission to use these :20 seconds of Ronnie's song so that I can have a clear conscience during this competition.

Can someone please help me contact the people who can grant me this permission?

You may also contact me < redacted >

Thank you for your help.

Kindest regards,

Reg Boaler — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reg Boaler (talkcontribs) 01:08, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi there. This is the help desk for using or editing Wikipedia, not the help desk for general info. You will need to find the copyright holder for the work and contact them, since Wikipedia does not hold that copyright and therefore cannot grant permission to you. Perhaps start with the "labels" links from our Ronnie Milsap article and go to the appropriate record company's site. -Arch dude (talk) 03:27, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
You may find some useful information at, Reg Boaler. --ColinFine (talk) 09:04, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Wellington Country Park - Berkshire[edit]


Wellington Country Park's page keeps being edited by a Jonathan Rubble.

The Park is in Berkshire - phone lines, internet and county is Berkshire even though main area of Park is Hampshire and local council is Hart. We are split between all 3.

I would be grateful if the image can be removed and he can be blocked from writing incorrect information?

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joshwcp (talkcontribs) 10:09, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

@Joshwcp: You should discuss this matter in the talk page of the article. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 10:20, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
I've reverted the article due to the blatant copyvio. Have also tagged it for lack of references and notability. The address is the least of it's worries. - X201 (talk) 11:14, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Joshwcp, your user name and editing suggest that you have a conflict of interest that you must declare. COI editors shouldn't edit the article, but only suggest improvements on the talk page, with independent verifiable sources. Sources that are not acceptable include those linked to the park, press releases, YouTube, IMDB, social media and other sites that can be self-edited, blogs, websites of unknown or non-reliable provenance, and sites that are just reporting what the park claims or interviewing its management. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:16, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
The map at Wellington Country Park is amusing, but probably not encyclopedic. The article itself cites no sources at all. Maproom (talk) 14:56, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
The map is a derivative work of a Google Maps image, so I have tagged it for deletion. -- John of Reading (talk) 17:57, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

How to upload the correct company logo to the page - Radical Sportscars[edit]

Hello, I'd like to update the company logo for Radical Sportscars and also add some images/remove an incorrect captioned image. Please advise?

Many thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carly4652 (talkcontribs) 13:00, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

What to do with foreign-language article[edit]

I came across this article, and since August 2015 it has been written in Romanian. I pulled forward what little English there was from the history and while this is as much as I'm willing to do myself, this is obviously not sufficient fixing. How or where can properly I draw others' attention to this, so it does not go another three years as-is? (talk) 17:08, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

I added the appropriate Needs translation from Twinkle, this should get it brought to the right people. I was hoping the Romanian wikipedia had an article on it, but while that newspaper is list in the list of newspapers in Transylvania, it doesn't have an article itself.Naraht (talk) 17:14, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the help. (talk) 17:14, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) You can tag it with template {{not english}} and list it at WP:PNT. Mathglot (talk) 17:21, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

California's 34th congressional district[edit]


In the elections section of California's 34th congressional district, there is a coding problem. Instead of showing the results, it shows "{{{votes}}}". Can someone solve that problem? Thanks.

WhatsUpWorld (talk) 17:29, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

@WhatsUpWorld: It appears that no value is specified - it includes the following template:
{{Election box turnout no change| |percentage = }}
I'll look into it further, but if I can't find anything I may just end up removing the turnouts. LittlePuppers (talk) 19:24, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Sorted by adding | votes = into {{Election box turnout no change}} in each results table. There is no point filling that field, as it would be identical with the total votes in the line above: Noyster (talk), 19:36, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
@WhatsUpWorld and Noyster: I've removed that, as it's not really used - if anyone has turnout information, feel free to revert and add that in. A summary of the history is that back in 2008 it was used as a total votes parameter. Later they added total votes and emptied but kept the turnout (however they did keep the parameters, so it didn't give any errors.) After some changes in the tables total votes had been replaced by turnout, but soon after total votes had been re-added and turnout was completely emptied, so it's been giving template errors since '08. LittlePuppers (talk) 19:52, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your involvement guys! WhatsUpWorld (talk) 20:00, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Anatoly Rubin[edit]

Anatoly Rubin didn't join the Partisans. He searched for them and when he met them and told them that he was a jew, they almost killed him, but in the end the let him go. Two weeks ago I edited the page of "Anatoly Rubin" and it was reverted. I got the following message:

"Hello, I'm LakesideMiners. I wanted to let you know that I reverted one of your recent contributions —specifically this edit to Anatoly Rubin— because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you have any questions, you can ask for assistance at the Help Desk. Thanks. Lakeside Out!-LakesideMinersClick Here To Talk To Me! 15:31, 14 May 2018 (UTC)".

in "Anti-Semitism in the Partisan Movement of Belorussia, 1941-1944 Translated by Judith Springer" Footnotes 21 tells about it:

"In March 1943, Anatoly Rubin from the Minsk ghetto was hiding under the name of Stepanov in the village of Drabovshchina, Kletsk district. In the fall of 1943, he came across a partisan marching column in the area of the village of Chasha. Anatoly told the partisans that his parents had died in the ghetto and he wanted to take revenge. Ironic smiles appeared on the partisans' faces and chuckles and retorts with a deliberately affected Jewish accent were heard: “What will you do as a partisan -- shoot? But we don't have curved rifles”[20]. Then they asked him whether his parents worked in a store and whether Anatoly was not a spy sent by the Germans. They urged him to confess on his own, or else they promised to perform a second circumcision on him. Suddenly it seemed to the young man that he was among disguised polizei. In the end, he was ordered to lie with his face on the ground and count to 100 until the column moved away[21]".

Please help me to correct it. Karny.rubin (talk) 18:06, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Karny.rubin The statement in the lead (which was added by someone else) disagrees with the referenced statement in the main body, and you have given us an extra reference here, which may be cited as
  • Smilovitsky, Leonid (2000). "Anti-Semitism in the Partisan Movement of Belorussia, 1941-1944". Katastrofia Evreev v Belorusii 1941-1944 [Holocaust in Belorussia, 1941-1944]. Translated by Judith Springer. Tel Aviv: Biblioteka Motveya Chernogo. pp. 147–. 
It seems to me that your version was correct on this matter, and also contained minor improvements. However, you have also taken up the matter with LakesideMiners on his talk page, who may give his own view. Failing that, the article talk page is the normal place to discuss article content. There is more work to be done in the article, in terms of referencing remaining parts of the biography, and modifying language such as "Deep inside him there burned the fire of determination", which (unless quoting a published statement) is not suitable for an encyclopedia: Noyster (talk), 21:55, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
I have partially restored the reverted edits: Noyster (talk), 15:20, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Where to start[edit]

There's so much information on every page! How do I know where to start?

My opinions seem 'valid' to I but I'm not sure if they will be taken seriously; do I have to provide citations for all comments? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wettil (talkcontribs) 18:27, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes, you have to provide citations for any addition to an article, or at least for anything likely to be challenged, see the key policy on verifiability. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:52, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a forum. We have no interest in your opinions about article content, we only want to include information you find in reliable sources. If you are trying to improve an article, then in comments on the article's talk page, feel free to express opinions about article layout, wording, emphasis, etc., but even there, you may wish to cite varioius Wikipedia policy pages. When you make a comment on a talk page about content, then yes, you will be taken more seriously if you cite reliable sources. -Arch dude (talk) 19:13, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gia na xereis alaniari[edit]

Aman Doktor is deleted with this change Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gia na xereis alaniari. However, this page is an album by Candan Ercetin and not created by the person listed. Can an admin revert this change? --Joseph (talk) 18:58, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

@Joseph: The page has already been restored per your request at User talk:Jo-Jo Eumerus#Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gia na xereis alaniari. Deor (talk) 20:54, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks @Deor: --Joseph (talk) 17:38, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

How to unrevert[edit]

I am what you might call a new user and spent all afternoon correcting the list of junctions for the A4 autoroute page in English. Just as i was finishing the last couple of corrections a user called lakesideminers reverted all my edits saying they didn't appear to be constructive. I assume this user thinks I have vandalised the page. If anyone actually takes the time to refer to a map they will see that my edits are in fact correct and the previous list of junctions was out dated and wrongly numbered. I have written to lakesideminers but I would simply like to be able to continue correcting the page without fear of someone who clearly doesn't know the road reverting all my corrections. How can I revert the reversion and continue? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

  • First, go to the article's talk page and start a discussion with the other user there, explaining what you are doing. This is part of the normal "bold, revert, discuss" cycle (see WP:BRD). It helps to assume that the user is trying, like yourself, to improve the article (see WP:AGF). And thanks for helping! if you need further help, come back here, but please include the article name in a link here, and sign your edits (here and at the talk page) using four tildes (~~~~). After you complete your discussion, we or the other user can help you with the unrevert. -Arch dude (talk) 19:59, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
(A4 autoroute, LakesideMiners) -Arch dude (talk) 20:08, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
The post by LakesideMiners at User talk: said "specifically this edit". The edit inserted "LILLE BOBIGNY" in all caps with no explanation. Such edits are usually unconstructive. LakesideMiners used a revert method which automatically reverts all your consecutive edits to the page. I suspect the other edits were not examined. We get a lot of unconstructive edits by unregistered users and there isn't always time to examine everything. See Help:Reverting. But I see you use the mobile app. I don't know how that works. It's possible the instructions only work in a browser. Here is a link to your latest version. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:33, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
I've restored the version just before your edit in BLOCK CAPITALS that looked like vandalism, on the assumption that all of your previous edits were genuine. If there is any further disagreement, then the place to discuss it is the talk page of the article. Edit summaries help to avoid misunderstandings, though I appreciate that this might be more difficult from a mobile app. Dbfirs 21:13, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
@Dbfirs and I go by the most recent edit and I have WP:Huggle set up to show me the most recent edit by a user and to revert all edits by that user to that page if they have no other edits by other users in a row. This is the best I am able to describe it so it might be hard to understand. So sorry if that is the case. But thank you Dbfirs (talk · contribs) for handling this for me! Lakeside Out!-LakesideMinersClick Here To Talk To Me! 14:53, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Edit box appearance[edit]

I have done something weird to the settings for my editing - the page no longer looks right and I can't remember how to fix it - for example I used to have the ability to find a word and replace it when I clicked on edit - now I get the basic options and nothing more. I tried resetting to default in case some option I had turned on had done this but I can't see where to get this back. If someone knows what I mean, help!! PS - yes I think it was WikiEd but that's selected and it isn't appearing. I don't know what I may have done...Antiqueight (talk) 19:35, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

@Antiqueight: There are several editor interfaces, several find-and-replace features, and "the basic options" could refer to different things. Can you be more specific? Does it make a difference to click edit when you are logged out? In the default source editor, click "Advanced" above the edit box and there should be a search and replace icon with a magnifying glass to the right. When wikEd is selected at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets and working, it can be enabled and disabled on a pencil icon at top of the page after "Log out". wikEd requires JavaScript and such scripts sometimes fail when there are problems with other scripts. What is your skin at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-rendering? PrimeHunter (talk) 20:08, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: - you are a genius. It was the pencil icon. It's all back perfectly (I was seeing the same logged out as logged in. I then clicked the pencil and voila, it's all back to normal. I both didn't know that and must have clicked it unintentionally at some point. You rock. Thank you.Antiqueight (talk) 17:03, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Editable editsummaries[edit]

I've seen editsummaries that do not accurately describe the edit (for example [1][2][3]). I am unable to edit these editsummaries. Why aren't editsummaries editable? Ideally we would have meta-editsummaries, and history pages that show how the editsummary has changed over time. Face-wink.svg Edward Mordake (talk) 22:45, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

And meta-editsummaries, which by the same logic should be editable, and then meta-meta-editsummaries, which by the same logic should be editable ... ad infinitum. {{3x|p}}ery (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 22:59, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Exactly. Editsummaries should be like matryoshka dolls! Edward Mordake (talk) 23:05, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
This has been rejected several times as not worth the complications. See for example phab:T12105 and phab:T15937. I agree. Edit summaries are not seen by readers and we don't need more to spend time on and fight over. You can make a dummy edit in serious cases. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:04, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, I'll take a look. Edward Mordake (talk) 23:05, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
If I ever get evaluated for typographical errors in edit summaries, I will be in big trouble. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:28, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Searching or disputing a deleted article[edit]

I am looking for the page of Patrick Little (American California Senate Candidate) which looks like it's been deleted. I am inquiring as to why it has been deleted and on which platform can I appeal the decision? Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:1970:4B1A:2800:1974:7921:9965:34B0 (talk) 23:33, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Note for those who don't know who this Patrick Little is, he is a nazi. Edward Mordake (talk) 23:51, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Patrick Little (engineer) was deleted after discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Patrick Little (engineer) and redirected to United States Senate election in California, 2018. See Wikipedia:Deletion policy. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:00, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

May 22[edit]

Help dealing with fraud/personal information[edit]

I've noticed that there is some definite fraud here, and I'm not sure what the proper procedure for dealing with something like this is. There's policies against removing others' talk page comments, but I'm not sure exactly what this falls under. Thanks, <RetroCraft314 talk/> 00:23, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

I have removed it as off-topic. It's two years old so I didn't take further action. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:33, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

I have a page that has been locked for over a year[edit]

A page for my company incorrectly cites me as Fake News and there are numerous other sources to contend this claim. The page has been locked and I am not allowed to edit it. This is in violation of Wikipedia's own rules about the lock being limited to pages that are vandalized frequently. My page has not been vandalized and there have only been 3 requests to edit within a year and a half.

Let me know how to get the page unlocked so I can add more sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JohnConnerRock (talkcontribs) 04:03, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Before I answer your question I need to point something out. It is NOT your page, It is Wikipedia's article about Liberty Writers News, you do not own or control it, anyone is free to make or suggest constructive edits. Seeing as you said "My page..." this could indicate that you have a connection to the Liberty Writers News, if you do you should not be editing it at all, I suggest that you read WP:COI immediately.
The article was protected on 9 February 2017‎ by @Sandstein:, it was semi-protection, which means that unregistered users are prevented from editing, but confirmed and auto-confirmed users are able to edit it. You will be able to edit it once your account becomes auto-confirmed. - X201 (talk) 07:51, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Several questions[edit]

Hi guys

I created myself a german Wikipedia-site for One Day Remains (Band) which is already released. After, I made one in English but therefore I have a few questions:

- Why am I not yet autoconfirmed after 10 days? - How can I finally release the site in English? - How can I add a picture to the site which is already uploaded en Wiki Commons?

Thanks for your help.

Cheers abcdipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abcdipedia (talkcontribs) 06:18, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

  • You are not yet autoconfirmed on English WIkipedia because you have only made eight edits, including asking the question above (and please remember to sign your postings on discussion pages like this one).
  • Draft:One Day Remains (Band) is not yet ready for release, as it cites no sources. To establish that a subject is notable enough for publication on English Wikipedia, it must cite several reliable independent published sources with in-depth discussion of the subject. (Also, the body of an article should not contain any direct external links.)
  • For using a Commons image in a page, see Help:Visual file markup.
Maproom (talk) 06:38, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Hi Abcdipedia, you need to make just two more edits here on the English Wikipedia to become autoconfirmed, then you can link to the existing picture from Commons in the same way as you did on the German Wikipedia. Wikipedia does not "release sites", but it does publish articles, and if you have written a good article in English then you can publish it yourself. It will then be reviewed. Does the German Wikipedia not require citations to WP:Reliable sources? Dbfirs 06:40, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi guys

Thank you very much for your answers, they were helpful. Where exactly can I see how many edits I already made? Does an edit only count on different articles or as well on the same one?

Abcdipedia (talk) 13:54, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

@Abcdipedia: You can view you edits here and edit count here. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 14:01, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

You're too kind, thx! And how can I publish an article?

Abcdipedia (talk) 14:10, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

@Abcdipedia: You're welcome. As you are not a autoconfirmed user, you cannot publish an article to mainspace. However, you can create drafts. Search "Draft:(Topic)", you will see "You may create the page "Draft:(Topic)"" message. Click into the red link, then create your draft there. Once you have autoconfirmed rights, you can move it into mainspace. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 14:14, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, didn't get this one :) I believe I have been autoconfirmed just right now (correct?) - what is the process then?

Abcdipedia (talk) 14:24, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

@Abcdipedia: I suggest you to read WP:CS and WP:RS first as I afraid when your articles are published they got speedy deleted. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 14:30, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Remove my name Please[edit]


I'm Deborah L. Mamuric and I just googled my name and it showed a lot of errors and my privacy. Please remove my name in your list. I do not want my privacy to be invaded.

Thank you,

Deborah L. Mamuric — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:E000:2E5D:F700:298C:E439:8ACE:722D (talk) 06:22, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi Deborah L. Mamuric. I've just googled your name, and Google finds some information about you which I didn't read since you value your privacy. I did not find any information about you on Wikipedia, so couldn't find anything to remove. Could you tell us which list you found? Dbfirs 06:34, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
We are an encyclopedia. Maybe you saw your name on a website for an organization we have an article about and incorrectly thought we are that organization. We only control content at PrimeHunter (talk) 10:58, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Neutrality of article disputed[edit]

{{POV|date=April 2018|talk=Talk:Antisemitism in the Labour Party Neutrality}} This is still in place on the Antisemitism in the UK Labour Party article. Rather than addressing the neutrality, recent edits seem to be exacerbating the problem. Could someone take a look? Garageland66 (talk) 06:58, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

The article is about an ongoing controversy – it's hardly surprising that contentious edits are being made. Maproom (talk) 07:15, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
@Tigraan: {{POV}} should never be substituted and uses Module:Unsubst to substitute to its transcluded form. {{POV}} only adds categories in mainspace. Othwerwise template produced categories can be removed with {{Suppress categories}}. Enable "Show hidden categories" at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-rendering to easily see hidden categories on a page. PrimeHunter (talk) 10:51, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

MusicDigi deletion[edit]

hello, a page i contributed to was recently deleted and i strongly disagreed to with the deletion, MusicDigi is a popuplar digital distribution service, the company distributes music to hundreds of digital service providers for thousands of record labels and artists. i have written to the user who deleted the page but am yet to receive any real responds concerning this matter, i please ask that you review this case and re-activate the page, the user had also expressed that the page might content dead links and being a reporter for over ten year i say this is common about news articles and am willing to help improve the page if needed and also provide even more information.

here is a link to the page: MusicDigi

MusicDigi is a registered company in the state of Georgia, and can be found using the Georgia business search link below [4]

Below is are links to recent articles about MusicDigi from World News, NBC, onmogul and more

[5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Below is links a post from a verified artist Eryn Woods who uses this service [10]

Below is a link to interview of a popular Spanish artist King Dest expressing that he uses MusicDigi and how the service has been behind his global success [11]

Below is a link to King Dest recent music which was distributed by MusicDigi with over 3 million view which he explained in his last interview above [12]

below is a link to the user who deleted the page: User_talk:Enigmaman — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yungjamil101 (talkcontribs) 14:36, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Here is a link to the article's deletion discussion. Maproom (talk) 15:48, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
Hello, Yungjami1101. Which admin deleted the article is not really to the point: in the deletion discussion that Maproom pointed you to, two editors, neither of them Enigmaman, both argued that the subject was not at present notable (in the special way that Wikipedia uses that word), and nobody spoke in favour of keeping it. That discussion has a link to deletion review, which tells you how you can contest the deletion - but this would be a waste of time unless you address the issues raised. You give several references above, but the first five are all obviously based on press releases from MusicDigi, and the last three, as well as being on social media and blogs (not usually regarded as reliable) are from people who use MusicDigi in their business. Wikipedia has essentially no interest in anything which the subject of an article says about themselves (eg in a press release) or which their friends or associates say about them. It is only interested in what people who have no connection with the subject have chosen to publish about the subject, in reliable places (ie those with a reputation for fact-checking and editorial control). Unless you can find some sources which meet these requirements - independent, reliable, and with substantial content about MusicDigi - there is essentially nothing which can go in an article about it, so no article will be accepted. --ColinFine (talk) 18:59, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Citation for city council motion[edit]

I need assistance creating a citation for a city council motion that passed.

The transcript of the meeting is shown here.

The motion I need to cite is: MOTION - NO. M-18-176 - BY: COUNCILMEMBERS WILLIAMS, MORENO, GIARRUSSO, BANKS, GISLESON PALMER, BROSSETT AND NGUYEN Electing Councilmember-at-Large Jason Williams to serve as President of the Council for the term May 7, 2018 to May 9, 2019.

I will be citing it on the New Orleans City Council page.

Thank you in advance. Eclectek C T 14:46, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Eclectek, you could cite it like this:
<ref>Motion No. M-18-176, in Minutes of Special Organizational Meeting of the City Council of New Orleans, May 7, 2018</ref>
Mind you that's what we call a "primary source", and if the election of Mr Williams has been reported in a local newspaper or other reliable news outlet, that would in general be preferable as a citation: Noyster (talk), 15:34, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Noyster. That's perfect. Unfortunately the election wasn't reported on in the local media, thus falling back to the actual meeting minutes. Eclectek C T 15:54, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery links removed.[edit]

We have tried to add our link to those who are buried in either Key Hill Cemetery and Warstone Lane Cemetery in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, Hockley. We are a voluntary group who researches the lives of the notable people buried in these two historic Cemeteries. We are the only group to maintain the cemeteries and graves. Such as Joseph Chamberlain , Joseph Gilliot (Pen Maker ) John Skirrow Wright ( Postal Order ) . Our links have been removed as spam. We are not spamming. Other groups such as JQRT and the Hockley Flyer have links I see no reason why out voluntary group cannot also. Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grave-matters (talkcontribs) 15:05, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

At Joseph Chamberlain you added an "External link" reading Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, Hockley.
which leads to a page that merely lists Chamberlain's name and tells the reader nothing about him. I'd definitely call that spam. I see no mention of "JQRT" or "Hockley" in the article. Maproom (talk) 15:21, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Changing title of a page (Music Producer)[edit]

Good morning,

I'm writing you as I need to change the title of my artist page as it is displayed in Wikipedia.

I noticed that my page displays my name as 'Ventus (Producer)'. I need this changed to 'VENTUS (Music Producer)'.

If you can make this change please let me know. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Henrypallares (talkcontribs) 17:27, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

  • The article Ventus (producer) has an active deletion discussion here as it has no reliable sources and does not appear to meet our notability standards. Let's hold off on the name change until the discussion concludes. -Arch dude (talk) 01:10, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Coordinates in maps in infobox maps?[edit]

See, in this section of a sandbox I've got two sorts of maps. On the right, the multi-use maps using the switch mechanism, and on the left, one which uses long/lat coordinates to place objects.

Now. Is it possible to combine the two?—that is, have the two switchable maps (on the right) contain the highlighted coordinate buttons of those on the left? (Not exactly the same coordinates, of course, just the principle.)

Hoping some Kind Soul can help  :) Cheers! —SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap sh*t room 18:30, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Reverting pending edits as a non-reviewer[edit]


I was checking out my XTools report today and noticed it says I have performed 19 "approve" actions. I've never been a pending change reviewer, so this was a bit confusing until I realized those were all reverts I did in the last year!

I can't imagine it would be very good form for a non-reviewer to go and process the pending changes backlog for bad edits, so I'm wondering if it's otherwise generally accepted to revert pending changes I come across? Mlkj (talk) 21:19, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

If it's blatant vandalism, I don't see why not. It's not our job to approve edits, but I don't see any reason not to revert clear vandalism - and looking at that I have 6 reverts myself. LittlePuppers (talk) 21:43, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
  • A non-reviewer cannot approve a change, but I see no reason that a non-reviewer should refrain from normal editing just because there is a pending change, and a revert is merely one way to edit. Our objective is to improve the encyclopedia, so we should not impose restrictions on good edits. -Arch dude (talk) 23:43, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Anyone can revert vandalism. Feel free to do so on any article, regardless of whether it has pending changes or not. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 02:12, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

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