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October 14[edit]

Sir Edward Bullock[edit]

Please place the dots under the letter "C" to mean "circa" in the picture box. I cannot do this Thanks120.150.115.66 (talk) 00:35, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

I've never heard of dots under the letter. Can you point to an example?--S Philbrick(Talk) 01:28, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
The question probably relates to the template {{circa}}.
  • (c. 1580 - 1644) → (c. 1580 - 1644)
  • ({{circa|1580|1644}}) → (c. 1580 – c. 1644)
Johnuniq (talk) 01:33, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Bullock family[edit]

Can the dots under the letter "C" (circa) also be placed in the pic of Sir Edward Bullock on the Bullock family page. This should also be done (please) on the pic of Sir Edward on his own page - Sir Edward Bullock. Thanks (talk) 02:59, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes, it can be. †dismas†|(talk) 03:43, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Multiple reverts of non-vandalistic edits needed[edit]

I was reading the entry for the film Hobo with a Shotgun. There are a number of recent edits to the page (from a single user) that are ungrammatical and/or unnecessary . More than three. I checked the user's page ( and randomly looked at edits to other pages they have made. There are many other examples of ungrammatical or unnecessary edits by the user that make the pages in question less good. I think the user is a well-intentioned young person in France that speaks English better than I speak French, but not well enough to edit English Wikipedia articles. I don't see how I can fix them without exceeding the three-revert rule. I also think the user could use some guidance from an expert Wikipedian.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 04:07, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Just to explain, multiple undos in a group, such as you are taling about, constitute one revert. To quote WP:3RR: "A series of consecutive saved revert edits by one user with no intervening edits by another user counts as one revert."
3RR applies to back-and-forth edits. X edits, Y reverts. X tries again, Y reverts. X tries a third time, Y reverts. At this point, Y has hit the 3RR limit and needs to ask another editor for help.
Another thing you can do, if the edits to be undone are all the most recent edits, then pull up the last good version, edit that and, after reading the big warning, save with an appropriate edit message. (talk) 10:54, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for the clear explanation. Quite a sensible rule. I appreciate the help!-- (talk) 08:10, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Sonia Rosemary Keppel[edit]

Please place the accent over the word nee in the picture. Thanks (talk) 05:06, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

 Done already, by an unregistered editor. Maproom (talk) 06:31, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Library Public Domain[edit]

According to Books from 1923 to 1941 Now Liberated! and Creating a Last Twenty (L20) Collection: Implementing Section 108(H) in Libraries, Archives and Museums certain books from 1923 to 1941 are now "Library Public Domain" and the Internet Archive has declared itself to be a library under the definition of the law. Is Wikisource a library under this law? Wikibooks? Wikipedia? Wikimedia Commons? --Guy Macon (talk) 05:16, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

@Guy Macon: Maybe ask at WP:Media copyright questions? Because it's a novel and "creative" legal argument, I guess it would take lawyers getting involved, and it's not unimaginable that the Internet Archive would actually ask WMF to hold off to prevent the public appearance of a stampede through a loophole. (talk) 11:02, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Media copyright questions#Library Public Domain? --Guy Macon (talk) 15:05, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Sonia Rosemary Keppel[edit]

When I try to do an accent on the word "nee" in the caption underneath the picture of the lady, I fail. Please help. Thanks 2001:8003:4F57:7700:95E7:784:E5C8:99B6 (talk) 06:39, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

 Done. One way is to copy and paste "née" from here, or from any article which uses it. Maproom (talk) 06:43, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
... which is among the advice given at User talk:Srbernadette#née (and e acute), and of course you made an offer at User talk:Srbernadette#Née. --David Biddulph (talk) 06:50, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
If you are using Windows, you can also enter the "é" by pressing the Alt key and then entering 130 in the numeric keyboard. –FlyingAce✈hello 20:21, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

reference error[edit]

can someone fix my reference error on this page? Ramesty (talk) 14:51, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Do the help links in the error messages not explain why you are seeing those error messages and how the template may be fixed?
Trappist the monk (talk) 15:00, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
@Ramesty: Fixed with this edit. If you have not already done so, please see WP:REFB for a basic guide to correctly adding references. Also WP:RS in respect of acceptable sources. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 15:14, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Use and naming of article-specific templates[edit]

(Relist; previous request got no response.)

In Special:Diff/804328730, I converted the rows of a large table full of numbers in CAS latency to use helper templates to ensure the computation and formatting is consistent: Draft:CAS latency group and Draft:CAS latency row. I wonder if I did a reasonable job with the templates. In particular, how should such single-purpose templates be named? Is the Template: namespace even the right one?

Are the names okay? Documentation needs improvement? Any other comments? (Does this spreadsheet even belong in Wikipedia?)

The one thing I'm sure of is that a mainspace article shouldn't depend on draft-space templates in the long term, but where should they be moved to?

I could eliminate the "thirds" argument and derive it from the last digit of the frequency using

{{#switch:{{#expr:{{{frequency}}} mod 10}}|3=1|6=2|7=-1|0}}

but is it worth the complexity?

I've never done this sort of thing before, so I'd like to solicit review. (talk) 16:04, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Infobox question[edit]

What have I done wrong on Abigail Smith that the thesis title and link aren't displaying in the infobox? Stuartyeates (talk) 19:14, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Fixed/Fudged for now. Looks like thesis doesn't work anymore and the docs haven't been updated. - X201 (talk) 19:27, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Invisible characters causing corruption[edit]

The lead of Qadir Bux Bedil displays (1873-1815) as birth/death which should be reversed. I can't correct this because something in the preceding template with the Sindi language text is affecting the dates. If I try to highlight the Sindi text, I notice some funny behavior which leads me to believe there are some invisible characters in there causing trouble. MB 19:46, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Fixed. Ruslik_Zero 19:53, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
And I have made an edit to hopefully prevent editors from swapping the years again.[1] PrimeHunter (talk) 20:00, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

can't rename[edit]

I'm trying to move Kraft Foods Inc to Kraft Foods Inc., but it won't let me. Is that because there's already a redirect at Kraft Foods Inc. that'll have to be deleted first? —Steve Summit (talk) 22:37, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes, the redirect Kraft Foods Inc. has a history so the move needs to be requested. See WP:RM#TR. Johnuniq (talk) 23:21, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
Unless there is some special reason, the article should be called Kraft Foods, Steve. See WP:NCCORP. --ColinFine (talk) 00:03, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
That's what I thought, but Kraft Foods exists and describes a significantly different incarnation of the company. See the dab note there. I don't have the energy to disentangle all that and figure out a better way of disambiguating it, but in the meantime I figured I could at least fix the the punctuation in the current scheme. —Steve Summit (talk) 01:07, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
I have moved it. Per WP:MOR only administrators can move over a redirect with other history than redirecting to the source of the move. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:01, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

October 15[edit]

Canadian Encyclopedia[edit]

Dear editors: For the last while I have been repairing dead links in Wikipedia articles to articles in the Canadian Encyclopedia, which rearranged a lot of its URLs some time ago. I am about halfway through this, and all was going well until a couple of days ago. Now every link that I click on leads to an empty page (for example, this link to the Orpheum Theatre). Has something happened to the encyclopedia? Or is my Firefox browser malfunctioning somehow? I am not getting any error messages, just white space.—Anne Delong (talk) 04:34, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Not sure why its down...I get HTTP ERROR 504....but when i find these links I replace them with Marsh, James H. (2000). The Canadian Encyclopedia (2nd ed.). The Canadian Encyclopedia. ISBN 978-0-7710-2099-5. ....that never changes....I use the Wikipedia citation tool for Google Books after searching for the topic and finding the page Dont waste your time with the website.....changes ever 4 years or so.--Moxy (talk) 04:58, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Hi Anne, how have you been doing? It seems to be just a temporary server error. Wait for a couple of days probably. Thanks. Lourdes 05:21, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Moxy and Lourdes. That's a good idea to use the book version, at least for some of the older articles. I hope you're right that it's just temporary.—Anne Delong (talk) 05:32, 15 October 2017 (UTC)


Are Wikinews articles considered reliable sources for Wikipedia? Benjamin (talk) 05:05, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Has Wikinews ever been cited on Wikipedia? Why is it considered self published if it has peer review and meets the requirements to be included in Google News? Is it really safe to assume that the mainstream media reports on everything worth reporting on? (Surely, this must have been discussed at length before?) Benjamin (talk) 06:14, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Benjamin, collaborative journalism has its drawbacks. In my opinion, the categorization of Wikinews as an SPS is appropriate. However, in case you wish a definitive judgement on this, I'd suggest you may consider taking this up as an RFC at the RSN. Please feel free to ask any further clarification. Warmly. Lourdes 06:29, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Location map[edit]

Hello, I need some help regarding creating a new location map and after checking out the template page, I am a bit confused on how to do it. Is there a tutorial on this matter? I am looking to create a location map for the seven geographical regions of Turkey. Any help would be greatly appreciated! (Central Data Bank (talk) 12:50, 15 October 2017 (UTC))

@Central Data Bank: I urge you to check out Wikipedia:Graphics Lab, especially the map workshop. They may do it for you, or offer to help you.--S Philbrick(Talk) 14:39, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
@Central Data Bank: If you mean the kind of location maps that display pinpoints with coordinates, you'll need more than just the map image. You need to code (in lua) the coordinates that delineate the edge of the map. Unless you know lua, you can ask for it to be done here: Wikipedia talk:Lua. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 16:52, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

The barnstar I awarded got messed up![edit]

at User_talk:Richard_Avery I awarded him a barnstar, but now there's a new edit ("Laverstock Ford"), and it got included in the barnstar box! Can anyone inform me of the correct code to "close" my barnstar, and have the new additions not included in it? I'm sure it's some very simple piece of code, I just don't know what the code is! Thanks Eliyohub (talk) 16:49, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

@Eliyohub: The barnstar should have ended with an "end of table" marker, |}. I can't tell what went wrong, but I've added it for you. -- John of Reading (talk) 16:56, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

How to put a name on deaths in 2017[edit]

How to put a name on deaths in 2017 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wangarano (talkcontribs) 17:46, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

@Wangarano: Deaths in 2017 has been semi-protected so your account cannot edit it until it becomes autoconfirmed. Instead you can click the "View source" tab and follow the instructions to submit an edit request. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:57, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Removing PR from list after review[edit]

About a month ago I put up a peer review for an article I was working on (Wikipedia:Peer_review/Solar_eclipse_of_May_20,_2012/archive1). I've decided to take it down after putting the article up for GAR (from a suggestion by another user), as it also is a source of advice. To help keep the backlog clear, how can I archive the page? Codyorb (talk) 17:51, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Please, see Wikipedia:Peer_review/guidelines. Ruslik_Zero 19:49, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Codyorb (talk) 04:17, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Discerning status of submitted drafts; making sure these are reaching correct Dept. for review and approval, thank you.[edit]

Hello Wikipedia community, editors, staff and volunteers,

This question is about an article which was carefully drafted according to the standards for notable persons about 5 weeks ago. It has yet to be reviewed or to receive any replies.

I'd like to make sure I've submitted it properly and to learn anything I can do to have this process expedited or at least authenticated by one of the authorized Wikipedia editors. Understood that the staff is very busy and although the 4 day standard is the minimum, one may need to be patient for much longer in order to have the article reviewed and addressed.

Thanks very much for your assistance.

Wikipedia: Robert Bery, International Fine Artist,_International_Fine_Artist — Preceding unsigned comment added by ICaplan (talkcontribs) 19:13, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

All draft articles are reviewed by volunteers. We do not have any staff or departments for that matter. So, you need to wait a bit longer. Ruslik_Zero 19:48, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Hi ICaplan, the draft was not actually submitted, I have just done so on your behalf. By the way, there are no staff here, only volunteer editors. The WMF staff run the servers and maintain the software, they do not work on content. (I don't understand what you mean by "4 day standard", it's actually more like four weeks, but you may get lucky with a quick review now that it is properly submitted. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 19:50, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict)(x2)@ICaplan: Hello, to correctly submit the page for review, you should place {{subst:submit}} at the top of the draft. I have fixed some style &/or reference errors and another editor has added the submission notice. Review could take some time...there's usually quite a backlog. The title of the article should just be 'Robert Bery' as the disambiguation is only necessary if there is someone of the same name with a Wiki article. This will probably be fixed on review. Eagleash (talk) 19:55, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Article to edit?[edit]

Hello i just need assistance choosing and editing an article. Everything is super confusing.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dcesaire (talkcontribs) 20:45, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Dcesaire. Like al other users, you have a "talk page." A helpful editor has placed some information on your talk page to answer just this question, and that editor has offered to help you. To access your talk page, just click this blue link --> User talk:Dcesaire. -Arch dude (talk) 01:38, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi Dcesaire, take a look at the Community portal, there are several different suggestions in the "Help out" section. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 08:06, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Citing a radio programme[edit]

Can someone please help me with citations to a radio broadcast. The programme I want to cite was a stand-alone programme, not part of a series, so the "cite episode" template will not work. This was not a news broadcast, so the "cite news" template is not appropriate either. RolandR (talk) 21:14, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Problematic. Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources#Definition of published says, in part: "Additionally, an archived copy of the media must exist." If your stand-alone radio program was broadcast once and the radio waves are now on their way to the furthest parts of the galaxy, then there is no citing that. It is gone. If there is an online archival copy or a printed transcript, consider: {{cite web}} or {{cite AV media}} or {{cite podcast}}.
Trappist the monk (talk) 21:45, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
The programme was broadcast today, and is currently available on the BBC iPlayer. I don't know if it will be permanently archived; many iPlayer links expire after 30 days. RolandR (talk) 23:07, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Then I would suggest that this source does not meet the criteria set by WP:V and WP:RS. You may want to be on the look-out for a more durable source – something printed in a journal or a book or from a 'reliable' online source that can be archived at one or more of the available archiving sites. Yeah, I know, BBC has been around for 95 years – that kind of longevity is not what I mean. If their view is to keep stuff around for the short term, then that makes them unsuitable as a source in Wikipedia articles for the long term, ne?
Trappist the monk (talk) 23:50, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
The archived source does not need to be online. As per the above definition link. It is convenient, but by no means necessary, for the archived copy to be accessible via the Internet. - X201 (talk) 13:52, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

And it would really, really help if you told us what the BBC programme was. - X201 (talk) 13:56, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Bad Edit Rampage[edit]

A number of edits here Special:Contributions/Quinton_Feldberg may be allowed by regulations but are in very poor taste. Can anything be done about this?--Jifner Clyde (talk) 23:30, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Quinton Feldberg seems to be doing a good job dealing with edits by sockpuppets of banned users. If you think he's made some mistakes, you could discuss them with him. Maproom (talk) 07:29, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
 It looks like a duck to me Quinton Feldberg (talk) 15:45, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Formatting problem[edit]

I have been fixing some pages with ref formatting problems and 21 (Adele album) has me puzzled. It has a list-defined reference, called "", that isn't used in the content. If I remove the reference, it introduces a bunch of new errors - for example, 'Harv error: link from #CITEREFAdkins2011 doesn't point to any citation'. If I then look at the footnotes with 'Adkins2011' in their names, I can't find any relationship with the "" reference. Can anyone explain to me why this is happening and how I can fix it? Leschnei (talk) 23:23, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

I have removed the reference and see no such errors.[2]. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:36, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
That's weird. Well, thanks for your help. Leschnei (talk) 00:08, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Help me[edit]

How do i get my content back from speedy deletion — Preceding unsigned comment added by B117breezy (talkcontribs) I am new at this and trying to add Bonnie Mercado in wiki if you can help me out that would be great I am new at this if you can please let me know how to edit this or what I need to do to get this approved she is a reality star and is starting her own radio show.

Note: The above copied from the talk page. Eagleash (talk) 23:31, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

@B117breezy: Deleted pages can only be viewed by administrators like me. Why do you want it back? Draft:Bonnie Mercado is not suited for Wikipedia but if you haven't saved the text elsewhere and want a private copy then you can enable email at Special:Preferences and ask again. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:48, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
@B117breezy: The page does not cite any reliable sources, which is necessary for Wikipedia articles. Read WP:BLP for more information on writing articles about living people. Codyorb (talk) 03:48, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
OK I just cited all the sources I can now is this approval? Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate this.
@B117breezy: Unfortunately most, if not all, of the sources quoted are not regarded as reliable for Wikipedia's purposes. Please see WP:RS and in particular WP:UGC for more information. Please sign your posts by typing four tildes (~~~~). Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 16:01, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

October 16[edit]

Thomas Fitzmaurice (MP)[edit]

I have added a file (pic of an historic house) which has FAILED - ref number 1. Please fix if able Thanks (talk) 00:02, 16 October 2017 (UTC).

I have fixed it.[3] See Help:Files#Using files. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:45, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Thomas Fitzmaurice (MP)[edit]

I have FAILED again! "Later life" section - I failed when adding the pic of Cliveden from that page's info box - to the above page. Thanks (talk) 00:52, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

I fixed that one [4] – the page does not have an infobox, like the one at Cliveden. Pictures are added differently in infoboxes than they are in articles, which is why copying the code across does not work. You would use the same file name (File:Cliveden-2382.jpg), but add it using the method at the link PrimeHunter left above, Help:Files#Using files, so it ends up looking like [[File:Cliveden-2382.jpg|thumb|caption]]. Regards, Dairy {talk} 01:36, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

how do I find the most edited articles? or the most discussed articles?[edit]

is there any feature at Wikipedia that would enable me to find the articles that are currently getting the most edits, the most discussion, or both, or any variation thereof? thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 02:58, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Hello Sm8900, this might assist you: User:DataflowBot/output/Top 20 enwiki articles by edits and editors in past 7 days (id-1). Warmly. Lourdes 03:16, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
hi. thanks so much! that's very helpful. by the way, is this info listed anywhere for other users to receive? If not, perhaps I might add this great information to one or more help pages here?
I really appreciate your help, Lourdes. thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 14:26, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome Sm8900. This database report is communicated to all editors who subscribe to the Wikipedia Signpost, in the Traffic section. For example, Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2017-09-25/Traffic report, contains adaptations from the Wikipedia:Top 25 Report statistics page. Hope this helps. Lourdes 16:19, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

How to write about missing(Our) Place?[edit]

Dear all,

How to write about missing(Our) Place ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:04, 16 October 2017‎ (UTC)

  • Hello. Your question is unclear. Would you be able to provide clarification on what exactly do you wish help on? If you want to start an article about a missing place, you should first read Wikipedia's notability guidelines about geographical places (the criteria that places have to meet in order to be included in Wikipedia). Once you're confident that your place meets Wikipedia's geographical notability requirements, then you can read up on how to create your first article. Of course, if you were enquiring about something else, please feel free to ask for assistance again with a clearer question. Thanks. Lourdes 07:49, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
hi are you referring to Our Place (organization)? --Sm8900 (talk) 02:27, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Biography Page[edit]

Hi, I want to submit a new Biography on "Deborah Mayo", a very talented Theatre practitioner at SUNY Stonybrook. How do I go about submitting it to you and uploading pictures? Thank you. --Maryunny (talk) 13:45, 16 October 2017 (UTC)MARY S UNNY

Hello, Maryunny. Your use of the word "submit" suggests to me that you have a (very common) misunderstanding of how Wikipedia works. The activity here is not "submitting material" but "writing articles" according to Wikipedia's policies and practices. If you have preexisting text, whatever purpose it was created for, it is unlikely to be suitable for a Wikipedia article. In the first place, if it has already been published anywhere, then its copyright status is probably not acceptable to Wikipedia (it needs to be explicitly licensed in a way that will allow anybody to reuse it for any purpose, commercial or not). Secondly, Wikipedia's requirements for neutrality and sourcing do not match most other places. Wikipedia is not interested in what you know (or what I know), and it has hardly any interest in what the subject says, or what their friends or associates say about them. Wikipedia is only interested in what people who have no connection with the subject have chosen to publish about them in reliable sources. Any article should be nearly 100% based on such independent sources - and if there are not sufficient independent sources to ground an article, then no article is possible: the Wikipedia jargon for that is that the subjdect is not notable.
Pictures are another issue. Sourcing is not a problem, but copyright is. With certain exceptions (which almost never apply in respect of living subjects) all images used must likewise be explicitly licensed in a way acceptable to Wikipedia.
I suggest that you study Your first article, and go from there. Note that if you are connected with Mayo, then you also need to be aware of our policies on editing with a conflict of interest. --ColinFine (talk) 15:47, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
As an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the theater department, she may not meet our standards of notability for academics. --Orange Mike | Talk 23:40, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Named ref undefined errors using {{r}}[edit]

Re: Bob's Big Boy, I added several refs using {{r}} – citing in the reflist. Excepting the first such listed ref, I'm getting named ref invoked but never defined errors I can't resolve. (I don't believe the added {{free access}} tags should cause this.) Thank you. — βox73 (৳alk) 19:22, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

@Box73: Fixed with this edit. The error messages weren't particularly helpful in this case. -- John of Reading (talk) 19:26, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
@John of Reading: That's some fast response. Thanks! — βox73 (৳alk) 19:55, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

References formatting and clickable sourcing[edit]


I am new to editing and publishing in wikipedia. I uploaded and then formatted from word&endnote document. I did not put my sources in the reference section using the easy to use enter data into boxes section, but rather formatted into html from the document I had to save time. The problem that I am having is, when I go to make the title to the section clickable and linked to it's digital source, it only worked for the first source in the reference list and not in the ones there after. When I use the same format for the exact same references in the text of the body, it does work. So it appears that it is isolated to the reference section, perhaps being formatted from endnote and word presenting a problem. Does anyone happen to know some way to bypass this problem and get my links to work in the reference section??

Thank you so much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Christina.Dee.Harrison (talkcontribs) 19:47, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

You need to read WP:Referencing for beginners. --David Biddulph (talk) 21:41, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

How to find all articles which link to a specific webpage?[edit]

For example, if I want to find all articles which link to "". I used Google and "", but it can't find all of them, especially when that specific URL used in citation templates. Google can find bare URLs but not all cited URLs. --Wario-Man (talk) 20:12, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

@Wario-Man: Have you tried Special:LinkSearch? -- John of Reading (talk) 20:29, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
@John of Reading: Thanks you very much. It works like a charm. --Wario-Man (talk) 04:12, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Problems using foreign WP img[edit]

For some reason the EN WP is not displaying this image Why? Should be added to Thanks. prokaryotes (talk) 21:56, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

To use an image in the English Wikipedia it needs to be uploaded either to the English Wikipedia or to Wikimedia Commons. What is the copyright status of the image? --David Biddulph (talk) 22:00, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
Hey prokaryotes. I have now transferred the image to commons. See File:Ammonius sakkas.jpg. GMGtalk 22:15, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
While copyright is unclear this historic image seems to fall under expired. Thank you GreenMeansGo prokaryotes (talk) 22:25, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
Assuming the information on the source is correct, which at this point is the best information we have, PD-old-assumed is actually... adorable... in that it takes it as a "reasonable assumption" that the original author is dead. I'd say that's more than reasonable! (There unfortunately is no template for PD-old-2000, for works of art that are 2000 years old.) GMGtalk 22:42, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

October 17[edit]

DLA Piper[edit]

Ref number 49 is wrong and "in red ink" - I did not do this ref. Please fix if able (talk) 00:32, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

 Done [5] (fixed wrong ref, corrected myself in following edit) It just needed the {{cite web}} template to be filled in to include the title of the page (as well as date, website, etc.) There is usually a link in the red text which you can follow, which tells you how to fix the problem. Dairy {talk} 00:51, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

A patrolled article is still not indexed by Google?[edit]

I recently created an article (Yasodara Córdova). I asked for revision here last Oct 11, and it was reviewed by two experienced reviewers. I see that now when googling for the name, Google creates the snippet box in the right. However, it seems it still doesn't show the Wikipedia article as part of the results: I thought after patrolling, the article is indexed, but maybe I'm not understanding the rules correctly. Could someone explain me what's going on? Thanks! Samer.hc (talk) 01:36, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Hello Samer.hc, hope you're well. Wikipedia does not control Google search results. Google takes some time to index newly created pages. For your benefit, I've manually submitted the article page to Google for it to index the same. It'll be indexed in around a week more or so. If there is any further query, feel free to ask away. Warmly. Lourdes 03:32, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Re-ping Samer.hc.Lourdes 03:33, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
As far as I can see, Yasodara Córdova is still awaiting patrol through the new page patrol process (along with about 13 thousand other pages), and hence has a NOINDEX tag which will stop Google indexing it. --David Biddulph (talk) 05:47, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing that out. I have reviewed the article. Lourdes 06:29, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Von Joshua baseball player[edit]

Correction on his college. He did not go to Chabot....he went to Laney College and signed out of there. Then he went to Cal State Haywood for 1 yr.

After his baseball career he coached in the Dodgers minor league system for 10yrs. From there he coached with the Chicago White Sox for 10yrs. Within those 10yrs he coached in the majors for 4yrs. Making across the board records in 2000. From the White Sox he was the hitting coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays for 1 1/2 yrs. From there he went on to coach with the Chicago Cubs for 9yrs. In those 9yrs he was the interim hitting coach for 6 months in the major league until Rudy Jaramillo. From there he went back to the Iowa Cubs AAA club for another year.

In 2014 he went to Taiwan as their hitting coach and was also the manager for the EDA Rhino’s. The team won last years Championship (for the CPBL). The team was sold and is now called the Fubon Gaurdians where he is still coaching . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jjoshua39 (talkcontribs) 02:11, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Counter-Vandalism Question[edit]

While browsing the Recent Changes, I noticed that people where vandalizing articles and then fixing them on the same account. This makes it harder for us Counter-Vandalism Unit members to monitor wikipedia because of the constant flow of spam do to this. Is this considered as Disruptive editing? SwagGangster 02:25, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi SwagGangster, when I'm looking at recent changes and notice that. I use the template test edits first. It allows you to give a warning to the user so they know someone is looking at them while still assuming good faith (unless they are constantly doing it). Then if it continues you can call it disruptive. NZFC(talk) 02:33, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

TCM template?[edit]

I thought there was a template for TCM for including in 'See also' section, as with {{IMDb}}; but, {{TCM}} is not it. —2606:A000:4C0C:E200:15FB:A1AF:25AD:DBFA (talk) 02:48, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

True that. I couldn't find a TCM template either. You'll have to currently make do with physically embedding the details in any article for now. Lourdes 03:22, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
That's what I did (here). (Btw, I meant to say 'External links' section). —2606:A000:4C0C:E200:15FB:A1AF:25AD:DBFA (talk) 04:06, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Error saving data to server: Empty server response.[edit]

Always get an error when saving. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:8a0:712c:d801:8157:e85f:841d:2c28 (talkcontribs) 03:23, October 17, 2017 (UTC)

Well, hello! You managed to save this question here on the Help Desk. If your question relates to not being able to create new articles on Wikipedia, please note that to create pages directly in the Wikipedia article mainspace, you must be a logged in user with an account that must be at least 4 days (96 hours) old, and you must have made more than ten edits across Wikipedia. You can read up on how to create your first article for more details. If your query relates to something technical not connected to Wikipedia, the best place to ask the same is at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Computing and not here. But please feel free to ask for more clarification here itself on the Help Desk about how to edit Wikipedia. Cheers. Lourdes 03:41, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Page has been removed from Wikipedia[edit]

Hi there

Please advise why the page on Nicole Monique Bierbach or Nicole Bierbach (Namibia) has been removed from Wikipedia?

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:26, 17 October 2017 (UTC)