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March 20[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

History merge or content merge?[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Dear editors: I found this draft: Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Monica De Coninck, but there is a little stub, Monica De Coninck. The histories don't overlap, but the content is mostly different. I'd like to (1) request that the draft be history merged into the stub, (2) copy the useful content into the stub, (3) add some references to the new material (I have found some). Is this appropriate in a situation that it isn't clear that the newer article is derived from the older one? Or should I do a somewhat messier content merge and redirect instead? —Anne Delong (talk) 00:41, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Can't hurt to perform a histmerge. They're very unhelpful when useful revisions overlap, so I'll leave out the revision in which you postponed G13, by not undeleting it. Otherwise, we'd end up with a "diff" showing you replacing the article with the AFC. Nyttend (talk) 17:24, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Nyttend; I have moved some content, added some references, and notified Wikiproject Belgium for a checkup. Leaving out my edit is fine; having edits deleted is a regular event for Afc reviewers. (I've lost over 10,000 so far, what's one more?) —Anne Delong (talk) 19:07, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Adding photo to Wikipedia Article[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Hello I am trying to add a photo to a Wikipedia article about John Kearney Bishop of Ossory. I made an account but it requires you to have 10 edits in order to upload photos, since this was the only thing I wanted to edit was this page by adding a photo I was wondering if there was another way to have one photo uploaded. I looked into some instructions about submitting a request and it went into licensing information that I didn't understand. On the wikipedia page there is a link that leads you to the website where there is a picture of the oil canvas that I wanted to add to the article and I was hoping I could get some information or help about uploading this photo, thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:44, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

I assume that the article you want to add an image to is John Kearney (bishop). Where, at present, is the image you want to add? Maproom (talk) 07:44, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

On his wikipedia page the first external link leads you to the Trinity College Dublin website and there on his page is the image I'd like to add. The painting is by William Cuming.I'd like to add that image to where according to wikipedia an info box would go or something along those lines (In the top left-hand corner) or the first image you would see if you went to his page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stevenmeyer2013 (talkcontribs) 16:41, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

That shouldn't have been listed as an external link as it is already a ref, but it's still there as ref 2. --David Biddulph (talk) 17:26, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
So it's the image at this link. The painting itself is out of copyright, but I have no reason to believe that the photograph of it is not protected by copyright. My understanding of copyright law is not good, but I suspect that the image is not acceptable for use in Wikipedia. Maproom (talk) 17:34, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Okay so that specific picutre is not allowed to be put on wikipedia? I found another photo at this link http://www.turtlebunbury.com/published/published_features/pub_feats_obama.html if you scroll down the article a little bit you'll see it on the left, would that photo be okay? There's some slight differences from the other one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stevenmeyer2013 (talkcontribs) 18:18, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

At the foot of the page to which you directed it says "© Turtle Bunbury 2005-2014. All rights reserved". --David Biddulph (talk) 18:24, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

So back to the first article, I didn't see an all rights reserved at the bottom of the Trinity College's website page on John Kearney so would the photo that I originally mentioned be alright to use? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stevenmeyer2013 (talkcontribs) 19:31, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

just because a painting looks old, does not mean that it is old. so unless you know the provenance of that picture, do not assume that it is out of copyright. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 19:41, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

The author of the painting William Cuming died in 1852 and John Kearney died in 1813 so I think the painting is indeed old. If you look on other articles of Bishops of Ossory say for example Hugh Hamilton's you'll see that his portrait is shown and under it it says who its by which is Gilbert Stuart.. Wouldn't I be able to do the same thing with John Kearney's painting by William Cuming as long as it is shown that William Cuming painted it so he gets credit for it in the article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:13, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello, IP 71. The concern is not about the copyright of the painting, but of the photo of the painting. Your best bet is to ask again at WP:MCQ, which is a noticeboard dedicated to answering this kind of copyright and licensing question. The volunteers there should be able to guide you. -Karenjc (talk) 07:25, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Reporting a Fake (History) Article[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

I have come across an article that was filled with historical inaccuracies and that was made primarily by a community/caste to help uplift their social status by the looks of it. The references provided on the article do not come from valid sources, how do I report such articles that are very closely monitored by the community? Ajan — Preceding undated comment added 03:52, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

The talk page of the article in question is the correct place to start a discussion on the content of the article. There are other venues as well if the discussion there is non-productive because of editors acting contrary to Wikipedia guidelines (see, for example, Wikipedia:Dispute resolution). But if you mentioned something like that here, you should at least mention which article you have concerns about, so that we could go take a look. Rwessel (talk) 05:31, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
if it is about the castes of India, Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics is a good place to start to bring attention to your concerns to a wider audience of people who are familiar with such issues and how to address them according to Wikipedia's policies. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 12:08, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Video games! Boy I worked in the Video Game Business for 25 years. You are missing quite a few games 1990 and down.[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

I started working for Nintendo NES we were merchandisers hired by Worlds of Wonder makers of Teddy Ruxpin, Laser Tag (Batteries not included) in the commercial. I was responsible For Santa Barbara South to San Diego, had a few people reporting to me and one day we got a NES and 1 of each nintendo game shipped to each of us at the release of the machine with their then library of games. We called on National Chains and Toys R Us and we merchandised the Accounts, cleaning inventory, changing broken boxes and fixing the Teddy Players that were on ENDCAPS in every Toys R Us, Broke frequently. We would change fuses and get them up and running again. Reviewed new releases with store staff or manager. From there I went to Softkat then a division of WR Grace where we sold into schools originally and when I started in Key National accounts we were the leader in home, education and entertainment software. I remember when Ad lib Sound Cards which was the first sound card leader before Creative Labs. I remember the day Creative came in and they were playing piano on a keyboard! in with a piano playing card with software which I said for $500 no way could I sell that. The sound card at the time was selling for $99 they left pretty mad and competed and Killed poor AdLib. We launched Knowledge Adventure and its first Encarta type product the day before COMDEX where we had a booth representing paying publishers and all the computer games that shipped on console were also being shipped on PC as it was quicker and cheaper w/o middlemen console manufacturers You are missing QUITE a FEW GAMES! Wow! I can help the only thing I am not 100 0/0 sure on is release dates. I guess I can google each game. I use to handwrite my orders weekly to Compusa ( Soft Wearhouse) it was first called with 2 stores Dallas and Atlanta. I grew that account so I know exactly what they sold in the game category. They pretty much killed Egghead Software. There was Electronic Boutique and Babbage's, Walden Books and Software Etc. We also had the Govt. contract to sell to AFFES ( Air Force) stores on bases throughout the world. When I left in early 90's CompUSA was tied with AFFES in sales. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:10, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

As a work in progress, Wikipedia is missing a lot of things! You can help by providing reliably published sources that verify the products you have listed. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 12:04, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Also, there is a Video Games "Wikiproject", check out Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games .Naraht (talk) 15:43, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Table sorting[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

How can you sort the first column of List of recluses by last name? Clarityfiend (talk) 05:31, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

See: Help:Sorting#Specifying a sort key for a cell  (I haven't tried this, so you're on your own)  ~: (talk) 06:29, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
I tried that already, but it didn't work, probably because of some other stuff in the table structure. However, I realized that it doesn't make any sense to have the table be sortable, so thanks anyway. Clarityfiend (talk) 10:38, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

ronnie montrose[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Hi my name is Lynette Lewis and I was married to ronnie montrose. He had 5 wifes 1. Jill 2. Becky 3 Michele and 4 was me Lynette Lewis The 5th wife and last he was not married for long (Leizha) Lynette Lewis-Montrose — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:23, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

to include information we must have a reliably published source that verifies the content. If you have such a source such as a report in a book or newspaper, you can provide it on the articles talk page. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 12:01, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Charlie Watts - IMDb reference[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

I have amended the "External Links" section of the Wiki article on Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) to include an IMDb reference. I notice he is the only member of the band not to have an IMDb reference in their biography. I hope its omission here was an oversight and not CW's express wish. --P123cat1 (talk) 11:16, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia rather discourages references to IMDb, as it regards it as not altogether a reliable source. I am sure the omission was not at CW's wish, as it is Wikipedia's policy to disregard the wishes of subjects of articles. Maproom (talk) 11:54, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
There is confusion about terminology here. You added the IMDb link in the external links section and that is allowed. We only call something a reference if it is used as source of information for content in the article. You didn't do that so the edit is OK. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:39, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. You learn something new every day in Wiki editing. --P123cat1 (talk) 12:51, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

The explanation here WP:EL is for each external link to ask: Does this external link provide valuable information about the subject of this article that cannot be included in the article? (not: Does everybody else have this external link?) -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 17:43, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Got it. Thanks, TRPoD. --P123cat1 (talk) 22:12, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

How to include a signature in a template[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

I am trying to create a WikiProject invitation template but I'm struggling to get it to include a signature. Take a look at my attempt Draft:WP Disability Invite and see where I'm going wrong. Obviously I don't want the ~~~~ code to actually execute in the template page itself, it should only create the signature when someone posts the template to a User Talk page. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 12:05, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

If the template is only for subst'ing then you can use ~<includeonly>~~</includeonly>~. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:48, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, could you explain that more fully, or just go ahead and edit the page. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 13:33, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Roger if you want a signature in your template, the template will have to be SUBSTituted wherever it is used. What I personally use to add signatures to templates is ~~<noinclude />~~ which functionally does the exact same thing as PrimeHunter's example above except that it uses a few less bits in the template's code itself and when transcluded it shows all four tildes. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 13:43, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! The template has been created. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 14:21, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Minor quibble: ~~<noinclude />~~ can look like an error or unneeded markup to some editors so there is a risk somebody will remove <noinclude /> from it. I think includeonly constructions like ~<includeonly>~~</includeonly>~ are more used. It makes it more clear that the purpose is to only produce a signature when the template is transcluded. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:06, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Is the above wikiproject still active or not . It has Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/Canadian politicians as it's monthly focus since past 4 months. Moreover the no. of missing Canadian politicians has been 49 since past 4 months. Is there any other active member associated with this project.--Skr15081997 (talk) 12:36, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Sandbox page history[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Hello all,
Today I decided to create a new article, Massif des Brasses. I had been working on it in my sandbox and so decided to simply move my sandbox page to the new title. However, all the revisions I had done as tests before I started writing the article are still there. What is the correct course of action here- oversight, undo, or leave the junk revisions as they are? Passengerpigeon (talk) 13:19, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

They aren't really causing a problem, but if you really want to get rid of them, let me know what you'd like the first edit to be and I'll take them out of the history for you. Yunshui  14:06, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

I don't want to oversight the revisions, I was just wondering if the history of the sandbox could be split and moved back to my sandbox page, and the history relating to the development of the Massif des Brasses article could be kept where it is. If not, just leave it. Passengerpigeon (talk) 14:09, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

I think I can do that, it's sort of like a complicated history merge. Where do you want to split the revisions? Yunshui  14:13, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Actually, on reflection I'm not so sure; I think that would require the page to exist in two places at the same time. Let me have a think about it. Yunshui  14:15, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

I would like everything before this edit (Revision as of 08:13, 12 March 2014) to be moved to User:Passengerpigeon/sandbox, and anything after that to be left on Massif des Brasses. Thanks, Passengerpigeon (talk) 14:17, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

I've just tried doing the same sort of thing in my sandbox and it seems to work, so here goes... *lowers welding mask, sparks up acetylene torch* Yunshui  14:23, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Already done it... BencherliteTalk 14:24, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
...and Bencherlite did it while I was messing about with test pages... Yunshui  14:25, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
...and somehow beat me to the reply here without an edit conflict. Think I'll go and make a cup of tea. Yunshui  14:26, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for jumping in, but I've done this before and when you said you weren't sure I thought it would just be easier to get on and do it rather than comment here first! Enjoy your tea. BencherliteTalk 14:28, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Passengerpigeon (talk) 14:30, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
@Passengerpigeon, for future reference, it's best to start a new article in a clean new sandbox page that has no previous history. Example; User:Passengerpigeon/First article title and User:Passengerpigeon/Second article title. When your draft has been moved you can have the now redundant sandbox deleted by placing {{db-user}} on it. I've created dozens of articles like this, starting in a clean new sandbox every time. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 21:36, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Variation in birth/death dates[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

There's got to be a policy on this somewhere, but I'm damned if I can find it. What's the correct procedure when one has multiple sources which disagree about a person's birth and death dates? Assume for the sake of argument that the sources in question are equally reliable. Thanks in advance, Yunshui  14:03, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

As a compromise could you put a range in, per MOS:DOB? CaptRik (talk) 14:09, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
MOS:DOB, that's what I was looking for. Thanks CaptRik. Clearly I need to write more biographies if i can't even remember that shortcut! Yunshui  14:12, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Cannot compare seleted revisions?[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

I cannot compare seleted revisions at:User:Vanjagenije since the results seem to be overlayed by a box. For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User%3AVanjagenije&diff=586178503&oldid=586175357 Just curious since I have never experienced this before. X14:47, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

A diff will normally display the page below the diff but this page uses position:absolute to always position content at the top. You can see the diff without rendering the page by adding &diffonly=yes to the url as in https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User%3AVanjagenije&diff=586178503&oldid=586175357&diffonly=yes. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:53, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
The recommended way in url's appears to be diffonly=1 but either will work, and possibly anything other than diffonly=0. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:57, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
If there is no value at all, it also acts like a 0. But 00 acts like yes and 1.Naraht (talk) 15:07, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

new article questions[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]


I joined Wikipedia to make a publicity page for my book. I own the copyrights to it and it also has a website, but I read that I cannot make a page about something that I own. Is this correct and if so, why?
Knight xenon
Knight xenon (talk) 14:51, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia - it isn't here to provide 'publicity pages'. AndyTheGrump (talk) 14:56, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Some of the applicable policies are detailed at WP:NOTADVERT and WP:COI. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 17:30, 20 March 2014 (UTC)


Two articles Mansi Tiwari and Amit shankar had been proposed for deletion for not having reference to a reliable source .Now references have been added to them by their creators or interested editors .Can I remove the BLP Prod tag from them .--Skr15081997 (talk) 16:28, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Per Wikipedia:BLPPROD#Objecting, if at least one source has been added then the articles can be detagged. Cheers. DonIago (talk) 16:36, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Someone has added a bunch of links, but are you sure there are any reliable sources among those links? (in addition, both appear to be WP:TOOSOON and in need of serious copyedit before being anywhere near "presentable")-- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 16:38, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
You ought to look at WP:Referencing for beginners to see how it's done. --David Biddulph (talk) 16:40, 20 March 2014 (UTC)


Whey I put my citations into the ===reference=== section they appear on the preview page as [1], [2], and so on instated of the written out citation. How do I fex this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Taylorsitorius (talkcontribs) 18:29, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Immediately above your list of references is a note that says:
<!--- After listing your sources please cite them using inline citations and place them after the information they cite. Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:REFB for instructions on how to add citations. ---> .
I suggest that you read WP:REFB for instructions on how to add citations, and place them after the information they cite. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:38, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Physics problem[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Emeka packed by the side of an east-ward road is watching a car 'p' which is moving west-ward direction, John driving east at a speed of 52km/hr watching thesame car. Take the east-ward direction as positive direction. a)if Emeka measure a speed of 78km/hr for car p what velocity with John measure show the corresponding velocity diagram — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:16, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to the Wikipedia Help Desk. Your question appears to be a homework question. I apologize if this is a misinterpretation, but it is our aim here not to do people's homework for them, but to merely aid them in doing it themselves. Letting someone else do your homework does not help you learn nearly as much as doing it yourself. Please attempt to solve the problem or answer the question yourself first. If you need help with a specific part of your homework, feel free to tell us where you are stuck and ask for help. If you need help grasping the concept of a problem, by all means let us know. You might also consider asking for specific help at the Reference Desk, as the Help Desk deals with questions related to Wikipedia editing. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 19:26, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Pictures + Publishing[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross_(Canada) need to be made into one page. Info on the second page is wrong and needs to be fixed soonest. For example # awarded is 0 on one page and 1354 on the other.

Thanks and have a good day — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:04, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

They're officially different; there's officially a separate VC for Canada. It's new enough that it's not been awarded to this point. Nyttend (talk) 21:20, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

uploading images[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

How do I add in images that are saved on my PC? I've been editing a sandbox article, how do I publish it with a custom name when I'm done? — Preceding unsigned comment added by KS11221 (talkcontribs) 21:44, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:File Upload Wizard and Wikipedia:Moving a page. Basically the down arrow at the top of the page by the search bar. CTF83! 23:43, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
(1) Upload them to Wikipedia or (preferably) Wikimedia Commons under an acceptable licence, then add the filename to the article. Guidance at Wikipedia:Uploading images and Wikipedia:Image tutorial. (2) See Wikipedia:Your first article. Unless you include some references to substantial coverage of the subject in independent reliable sources, there is no point moving the article to mainspace. It will almost certainly be deleted quickly because of a failure to establish notability. You also need to ensure the language is neutral. Promotional text isn't acceptable. Karenjc (talk) 23:57, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

March 21[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Scarface The World Is Yours[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Your Wiki Page regarding video Game Scarface The World Is Yours credits Viken Heineken as additionally voicing the character of Tony Montana. This is untrue. André Sogliuzzo is the only actor credited, and the only actor who actually did the voice of Tony Montana in Scarface The World Is Yours. I should know because I am he. Check the game credits for proof. There is no such actor as Viken Heineken. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andresogliuzzo (talkcontribs) 00:12, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

I don't see Viken listed at all. CTF83! 00:22, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
There is no mention of Viken Heineken in Scarface: The World Is Yours. I guess you mean the article Tony Montana where you removed it before posting here. Thanks for fixing that article. If you still see the error on another page here at en.wikipedia.org then please post a link to it. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:31, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

only edit to user page?[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

What do we do about things like this User:Lakshmi K. Raut - the users only contribution about a year ago was to place a semi-promotional blurb about themselves on their user page? -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 00:23, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

I say either ignore it, short bios are allowed on user pages WP:UPYES or WP:RfD. CTF83! 00:28, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
I thought userpage deletion was WP:MFD or did I miss something? - Purplewowies (talk) 05:58, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
You're right. CTF83! 10:12, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


who is the author? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:36, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

If you are trying to find the author of a particular article, there are likely several editors who have worked on that article and not one single author. If you're trying to cite a Wikipedia article for a paper that you are writing for a school assignment, there is a "Cite this article" link on the left side menu of every article. For more info, you can read Wikipedia:Citing Wikipedia. Dismas|(talk) 04:06, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Overlinking - geographical features[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

According to WP:OVERLINK, major geographic features and locations should not be linked. Is there anywhere (essay, guideline, etc) where there is a consensus on what this actually means? For example, are the United States and Kyrgyzstan both major geographic features/locations. Hack (talk) 03:59, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

As with many things here, some context is needed. If you're writing an article about North America, it would be silly not to link United States. But if you're writing the biography of someone and you say that they visited the United States, then it's probably not necessary to link it. It doesn't have any great importance to the subject, so no link is necessary. See what I mean? Dismas|(talk) 04:13, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
I understand the point you are making but I am trying to find where or how a major geographic feature or location is defined. Hack (talk) 05:12, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
It depends entirely on context. In an article about topography in general, it may be worthwhile to link the word mountain. However, in an article about, say New Hampshire, it would not be worthwhile to link the word "mountain" in noting that Mount Washington is the tallest mountain in New Hampshire. It depends on whether you mean "should I link commons words about geographic features like 'mountain' 'lake' 'river' directly" or if you mean "should I like names of specific mountains, lakes, etc. directly". I would say the former should be used sparingly, and only when the context of the article leads to a natural link (for example, linking the word "river" in an article discussing hydrology or water bodies specifically), while the latter should be linked whenever a specific geographic feature is first introduced (for example, in an article like France, it's OK to link the names of specific rivers like Rhone River or the Seine River. --Jayron32 05:44, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Message on talk page left[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Hello, we have left a message on the talk page of [| Hochtief] two days ago. As the last change done to this page dates from 2011 it may be that no one is in charge for reviewing it. Could you please help and take a look at it? Thank you. Kind regards --Hochtief Konzernpressestelle (talk) 08:16, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

I left some advice at your talk page and at the Hochtief article talk. Would anyone at the help desk with knowledge of WP:U please check my comment at User talk:Hochtief Konzernpressestelle. Johnuniq (talk) 09:27, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Have problems citing sources[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

I want some stats to put into Chorus_Limited#Copper. I found conflicting stats on the Chorus website, so I emailed their press contact person. I got an answer back that is different from all the stats on the website. I assume the stats the press contact provided are the most up to date ones, but I can't cite it for the article. What can I do? F (talk) 12:11, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

we cite what is verifiable as published in reliable sources. a personal e-mail to you is not reliable. if after they took the time to communicate with you, they didnt bother to update their website, thats not our issue. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 12:42, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
So I either use the new data and leave it uncited, or I use the old data with citation. So frustrating. F (talk) 13:52, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
If you're in email contact with them anyway, why not ask that they update the website? Once that's done the article can be updated without concerns that you're replacing sourced data with unsourced. DonIago (talk) 13:56, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Is it acceptable to upload a diagram based on a copyrighted scientific article?[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

  • The article is copyrighted (2004)
  • The diagram to be uploaded was drawn by myself, it's not a scan.
  • The diagram shows a hierarchy of techniques for solving a problem

I couldn't find a suitable category in the File Upload Wizard. The closest appears to be

This file is entirely my own work. I am the copyright holder. I made this myself, from scratch, without copying or incorporating anybody else's creative work, and I am willing to release it under a free license.

and that's clearly not accurate. Does that really mean we can't show this hierarchy? The copyrightholder didn't invent the techniques, he just made a diagram showing their relationships. Thanks for any clarification. pgr94 (talk) 13:04, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Pgr94. The answer is: it depends. If the original is sufficiently complex as to constitute an exercise of creative expression, and if you have essentially reproduced it with minor changes, then your version is a derivative - not an original - work, and can't be used here. If the original is not sufficiently complex - for example, if it's just a collection of techniques placed in order, with perhaps a few simple lines connecting them - then it may not constitute an original creative expression, and so would not be subject to copyright; in this case, either your version or the original could be used. If you've based your diagram on the original, but it's significantly different enough to be an original work in itself, then you can use it here under the category you've quoted above. Unfortunately, without seeing the images in question, it's hard to make a call one way or the other. Yunshui  13:17, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply Yunshui. It looks similar to this organisational chart [೧] obviously with different text. If the text is changed from what appears in the article, then it is no longer accurate. The items can of course be shuffled around. Copyright law is frustrating when it comes to trivial things like this. :( pgr94 (talk) 13:29, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
You can't copyright facts— the usual example is a telephone directory. You can copyright the arrangement or presentation, but org charts are not a creative expression unless you really add something to them. --  Gadget850 talk 15:20, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

How can I disable the notifications?[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

How can I disable the facebook-like notifications that show as a red number at the top near my user links? Can I choose what to see there, or change the annoying (for me) red color to something prettier? Sofia Koutsouveli (talk) 15:03, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Go to Special:Preferences and select the Notifications tab. You can disable all notifications except for new talkpage messages. No news on whether you can make it a prettier colour, though... Yunshui  15:06, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Rename my recent new entries[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

I recently created two new entries for Wikipedia which I named asx-turn and ST-turn. They both belong to the category protein structural motif. Looking at the other names chosen for motifs within the category I now realize that almost everybody else omits dashes from their names. For example "alpha helix" "beta sheet" etc. are not "alpha-helix" and "beta-sheet". This makes me feel, for consistency, I had better ask you to rename my recent new entries "asx turn" and "ST turn". If you will be kind enough to do this and tell me I will then change all the text and link names accordingly. Thanks JamesMilnerWhite — Preceding unsigned comment added by JamesMilnerWhite (talkcontribs) 15:23, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

@JamesMilnerWhite: I don't know anything about protein naming but your account is old enough to rename them yourself. We call it moving. See Wikipedia:Moving a page. It leaves a redirect so links to the old names still work. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:35, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Too late! I've just renamed both pages. Arthur goes shopping (talk) 15:37, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Lost all my edits and my curent article[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Hello, please help, I'm in despair!

I was blocked through no fault of my own and have been reinstated with a new account in the same name. I have just gone on line to work on an article only to find that it has disappeared together with all my edits. Please help and explain if you can.

Thank you

JOX67 — Preceding unsigned comment added by JOX67 (talkcontribs) 15:54, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

What was the article called? AndyTheGrump (talk) 16:01, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
As a practical suggestion, I would always make a copy of any new article in your own namespace, say as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JOX67/MyArticle (substitute your own article's name for MyArticle). Unlike a mainspace article, a copy in your own namespace should usually be safe from deletion. StuRat (talk) 16:21, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Users are not "reinstated with a new account in the same name". A block can be lifted and the old account continue editing, or a new account can be created with another name. The account User:JOX67 was created yesterday.[೨] It has no live or deleted edits and I can see no sign the account has been blocked. When were the missing edits made? Have you previously edited with another username? PrimeHunter (talk) 16:49, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
There's an account JOX1967 (talk | contribs) - could it be that? Peter James (talk) 18:46, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Seems likely, but that account has never been blocked - I'd hazard that the OP is using "was blocked" to mean "lost the password"... Yunshui  23:57, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


on the Julius Baer Group page I cannot correct the Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {reflist} template thanks— ಈ ಸಹಿ ಮಾಡದ ಕಾಮೆಂಟ್ ಸೇರಿಸಿದವರು Rudolferik25 (ಚರ್ಚೆಸಂಪಾದನೆಗಳು)

in [೩] this edit, you added a second {reflist} template in the middle of the article which confused the display readers. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 17:57, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

deletion review[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

trying to list this file for deletion review, please help, it's not working


[[:]] ([[|talk]]|edit|history|logs|links|watch) (restore)

deleted out of process by administrator User:RHaworth as WP:G12 : Unambiguous copyright infringement of {{{url}}} - Mosfetfaser (talk) 17:14, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

As @RHaworth: explained to you on his talk page, while the phrase "Unambiguous copyright infringement" is slightly misleading, the image is not a free photo and not one that qualifies for a FAIR use claim because the subject is a living person, and therefore under Wikipedia's copyright rules mandate the removal of the image. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 17:32, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
You as the nominator for deletion are involved - the fact is I uploaded the file as fair use non free and speedy deletion as a copyright violation was wrong, false , and I am requesting a review of that admins actions/speedy deletion for their claimed false reasons - please format a deletion review for me - Mosfetfaser (talk) 17:37, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
  • User:TheRedPenOfDoom "while the phrase "Unambiguous copyright infringement" is slightly misleading" - no it is not, it is a lie - a total falsehood - Mosfetfaser (talk) 17:39, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Whether notation had said "This is a picture of a person dressed in blue which is illegal to post in every country of the world" or "pghtpagfjsljljke", it would not make the copyright picture of a living person any less against the policies of Wikipedia images and less subject to immediate deletion. The picture does not meet the requirements for use on Wikipedia and will be deleted no matter what the reason the initial deletor placed in the summary. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 17:44, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
  • looking for assistance here to create a deletion review discussion regarding this file? 18:03, 21 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mosfetfaser (talkcontribs)
Wikipedia:Deletion review is probably the avenue you are looking for. Although going by the above it's not likely to get the result you are looking for. Per the non-free content criteria photos of living people are replaceable and not normally permitted. Яehevkor 18:16, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
You are supposed to fill out the fields like this (there is no xfd_page for the file so that can be blank):
|page=File:Jeremy Hammond.jpg
|article=Jeremy Hammond
|reason=(State your reason here)
}} ~~~~
But first see Wikipedia:Non-free content. Wikipedia itself is non-commercial but we allow others to reuse our content, including all images, for commercial purposes. This means we cannot allow images with a license saying they are only for non-commercial use, unless there is a valid fair-use rationale. Claiming there will probably be no free image of a living person for years is unlikely to get support as a valid rationale. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:28, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Wrong Talk Page attached to article[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

It's a long story, but in the process of renaming an article and creating disambiguation links, the talk page for Paul Baum (mathematician) has gotten attached to the article Paul Baum (artist) and I can't figure out how to fix it. Renaming does not seem the way to go. WQUlrich (talk) 17:41, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Hmmm, it just looks like the artist's talk page redirects to the mathematician's, meaning that all we have to do is blank the redirect. Has there ever been a talk page for the artist? If so, its history might need to be restored from somewhere. Writ Keeper  17:44, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

deletion help[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Hi, I want to propose 'Sunil Kumar Verma' article for deletion, causes are -not a notable personality, none of references/citation authenticate his notability to be considered for publication on Wikipedia. I don't know how to propose someone for deletion, can you please do that me. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Inder neal (talkcontribs) 22:55, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Would you like to propose the deletion or nominate for speedy or regular deletion? Also see WP:Deletion policy. - Purplewowies (talk) 23:19, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Town of Atherton, CA page[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

In the list of Town Council Members, the spelling of Rick DeGolia needs corrected. The "l" is missing. Thank you, — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:58, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Fixed. Face-smile.svg Thank you for pointing this out. Anon126 (talk - contribs) 00:10, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Picture Posted without Permission![ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Alright, I'm posting on here cause I keep going in circle's to try and find where to send message about a complaint and it's important and is going here. I was called over by friends of mine as they showed me a picture I took with my old phone in 2009 of my eye while I was in the parking lot of Lowes sitting in the car. My old phone went missing when it wasn't were it was when I left it, so we knew it got stolen and later we tried to have it turned off. Well the girl's eye in this picture here.


Is me, and I know for a fact cause the eye shape and color is mine exactly and was not photoshopped in anyway, along with what hair you can see color is exact, the eyebrow shape and color is exact. Also I remember the picture plain as day, but due to the fact it went missing I can not really prove it's me, however I know it is and I'm not happy with it being posted on here and google images especially with someone claiming it as "their work" and saying what camera and such was used. when it's not enhanced, not took with camera only a phone, and is not their work it's MY picture off stolen phone. t might seem ridiculous but with how bad identify theft and stuff is going on, I don't want it on here and I will make sure it's removed cause identity theft and everyone knows Wikipedia isn't a good site to refer to or trust as all, it's why it's not used in schools. So asking kindly, please remove my picture or something to remove it. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:16, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Note: The camera is in the metadata, which is something the image added. One is probably not going to go to the lengths to change that data, so if it's not a camera phone model, it's probably not you. - Purplewowies (talk) 23:22, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Special:Contributions/Ekbaros shows two edits by the uploader: [೪][೫]. She hasn't edited since January 2010 and I don't know whether her stored email address is current but if you create a Wikipedia account with email enabled then you can try to mail her at Special:EmailUser/Ekbaros. If that account logs in and requests the photo is deleted then we can do it. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:52, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

wrong information about Fort Cooper State Park[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

On your list of Florida State Parks you have that the lake in the Fort Cooper State Park is dried up and did so in 2010. I can tell you that is not true. I work at this park and have since 1994. Although the lake is low it is far from being dried up. Please correct the information on your website. If you have any questions you can contact me at [redacted].

Sincerely, Dianne Drye Park Ranger at Fort Cooper State Park — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:46, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

We prefer published sources. The lake is shown at [೬][೭][೮] so I will remove the claim.[೯] PrimeHunter (talk) 00:08, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

March 22[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]


I need to make some changes under the sportsman boxer Manny Pacquiao, there are several errors on his page that are very misinformed. there is a semi protection on it, how do I go about editing his page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kagus Con (talkcontribs) 00:05, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

If you hit edit or view source, in blue at the top it should say "submit an edit". Click that and follow instructions. CTF83! 00:11, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Haunted 2012[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Haunted 2012 should be changed to Dark House 2014

Moviemave (talk) 00:51, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ Thanks, CTF83! 01:57, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

American Rhodes scholars[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Please add...... Anne Elizabeth Kafoure..... year 2000.....to the list of American Rhodes Scholars

sincerely, Dr. Alan S. Altman, Ed.D Nova Southeastern University — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:07, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

If you mean the article List of Rhodes Scholars, you will see that at the top it says it is "A partial list of Rhodes Scholars covering notable people who are also Rhodes Scholarship recipients". In Wikipedia terms, that "notable" means that it is a list of people who have an article about them. If Ms Kafoure ever gets her own article, backed up by references to reliable independent sources, then that article can be added to the list. I hope that helps. Rojomoke (talk) 06:22, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Morgan Williams - Rugby Player[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Morgan Williams (ex professional rugby player) is still part of the Rugby Canada organization and works as a skills coach for both the National Canadian Women's team and Men's team. He is currently (as of March 21st,2014) in Japan for a tournament working as the assistant coach for the Canadian Men's 7's Team. He does this as well as works as a full time firefighter in Victoria, BC. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:00, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

thank you for your post. this is the Wikipedia Help desk where we try to answer questions about how to use and edit Wikipedia. Do you have such a question? -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 14:13, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
It's apparently about Morgan Williams (rugby union). The article says he "was fired from his position as the head coach of the Canadian national men's sevens team by Rugby Canada". If he still does other work for Rugby Canada then the article sounds misleading. Anything with "fired" gives the impression you no longer work there unless otherwise stated. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:58, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Given that it was entirely unsourced, I've removed it per WP:BLP policy. AndyTheGrump (talk) 15:02, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Referencing errors on François Jouffroy[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Reference help requested. Hello, I'm ReferenceBot. I have automatically detected that an edit performed by you may have introduced errors in referencing. It is as follows: On the François Jouffroy page, your edit caused an unnamed parameter error (help). (Fix | Ask for help) Please check this page and fix the errors highlighted. If you think this is a false positive, you can report it to my operator. Thanks, ReferenceBot (talk) 00:32, 22 March 2014 (UTC) Do not understand what the error is Thanks, Weglinde (talk) 08:15, 22 March 2014 (UTC) Weglinde (talk) 08:15, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

François Jouffroy (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
I think it was complaining about accessdate = 18 March in one of the references, which was causing a red error message at the foot of the article. I have changed this to accessdate = 18 March 2014. -- John of Reading (talk) 10:35, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

How can I request to delete any item Image or text which is hurting feelings of large group of people[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Dear Wiki

I am your regular reader / visitor. I would like to request your kind organization to remove 1 image mentioned with the below link as a picture mentioning our Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) in the page of black stone showing the person who is fixing the Black Stone which is in our views is not allowed in our religion and is blasphemy which may hurt muslims feeling and may cause to unpeaceful situations

I am requesting you to remove this image from the page this will be not an issue for you to remove an image and caring feelings of the muslims fellow I am not sure how did this picture get there and who put that , any how Please remove the image name mentioned below with the link url :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Stone

Image name : 250px-Mohammed_kaaba_1315.jpg

full url detail : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mohammed_kaaba_1315.jpg

I really appreciate and am thankful if you delete this for me which is a good manner to care about feelings of others who are especially your regular reader

God bless you all

[details removed] Ahmed Hassan — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:28, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ahmed. Sorry, but wikipedia is not censored, so the image will stay on the article. Samwalton9 (talk) 10:07, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
I have removed your contact details to protect your privacy. -- John of Reading (talk) 10:30, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
See also Talk:Muhammad/FAQ and Talk:Muhammad/images. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:49, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Edit page MALFUNCTIONED![ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

I was attempting to edit a section of the Wikipedia page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Martin. In the section entitled "Legacy", I saw much text pertinent to that section, and wanted to add the following: "On March 22, 2014, which would have been her 102nd birthday, Agnes Martin was honored by the internet search engine Google with a special doodle on its homepage, capturing the unique style of Martin's artwork.", or something to that effect. When I clicked "Edit", I was expecting to see the same text I saw on that page. However, when the editing page loaded, I was HORRIFIED to see that MOST of the text MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARED! I SWEAR I did NOT "do anything wrong", I only wanted to contribute, but I did NOT expect THIS to happen to me! My question is, what could have possibly gone WRONG? This "incident" occurred at approximately 7:00 AM, EDT this morning. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I hope I'm NOT in trouble, but please note this post as part of any possible investigation as to what may have gone wrong this morning, here on Wikipedia. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! :-) (talk) 12:00, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

The section was removed in this edit. It has been added back again by a user. Thanks for reporting, --Glaisher [talk] 12:01, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Problem with Operations management article[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Someone keeps trying to add a text written by a certain Naresh Anantharaj (http://sg.linkedin.com/pub/naresh-anantharaj/7a/312/a90), which besides being written in a first person point-of-view, is being added to the wrong section of the article and with very bad text formatting. I've opened a discussion on the talk page, but it seems to no avail. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lbertolotti (talkcontribs) 14:54, 22 March 2014 (UTC)


I am currently assembling a history of my 88 years. Starting at my birth in 1926. I would like to copy your info about the conflicts in Kore, Viet Nam and Iraq. Do I have a right to do this, or will you give your permission? I want to do this now, and have the book published for sale to the public while I am still able. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:16, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

please see Wikipedia:Reusing Wikipedia content- Essentially all of Wikipedia's text has been created under a license that will allow anyone to use it with proper attribution. Many of the images used are also available under the same license, but in English Wikipedia there are also a lot of images that are under the FAIR use doctrine and would require appropriate review and licensing on your part and may not be usable. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 16:15, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Birch Beer[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]


I noticed that Avery's Soda in New Britain wasn't listed under Birch Beer. This beverage company was founded in 1904 in New Britain and has been making birch beer longer than most companies listed under 'birch beer'.

Appreciate any updates to that effect.

Thank you, Kathy — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:53, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

The Birch beer article includes a list of brands for which Wikipedia has an article. If you would like to create an article for Avery's Soda (Avery's Beverages) then please let us know, and we'd be glad to provide assistance.
For example, you can "Play The Wikipedia Adventure to learn how to edit in about an hour".  — (talk) 00:03, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Reference for personal knowledge[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

I was reading an entry about my great-uncle (deceased) and realized one fact was wrong. I do not have an article to cite. I have this information from my great-uncle's sister, who is my grandmother, and it was often repeated in the family, especially by my mother, because this missing fact caused a breach. My grandmother never talked to her brother during my lifetime because of this fact. I did not put in any disputed facts, just a neutral description of the action that caused the breach. I am missing a reference. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Olivia Schulberg (talkcontribs) 21:37, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

If there are certain errors in an article, or if there are problems with the sources it happens to cite, editors are allowed to exercise editorial discretion. But I don't think we're allowed to add factoids that can't possibly be backed up with reliable sources. Maybe you could leave a brief note on the article's talkpage. It could lead to someone finding a suitable source someday down the road. Good luck.--Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 22:17, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

March 23[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Asian woman's[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Hi my name is saima .and I am from Pakistan .i been here since eleven years .when I came here I don't know any thing but my life teach me every thing I got four kids one girl and three boys .my husband got thyroid cancer and arthritis as well .but I am still with him because he is my life partner .and I start my collage and don my makeup artistry and doing beauty therapist course to sport my family .i never saw my mum and dad for last ten years .but I am still very patient I know my hard work one day change our life .rite now I am surfing hard .but I hope one day i will going to start my own business soon . I apply for a lone for start my saloon .but it is very hard for a woman without any sport . But I don't give up I want to give my children's a good life and high education.for their better future .<ref name="Saima rizvi" group=BBC>{{cite news|last=Rizvi|first=Saima|title=Mrs|newspaper=BBC|date=24/ 3/2014}}</ref>

Hello Saimi. It is unclear from your post what it is you are seeking at this desk. This is a help desk of Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia. This forum is for asking questions about using Wikipedia. We do have a reference desk for asking knowledge questions, but your post above does not seem to contain any question at all. Can you clarify what you are seeking here? Thanks--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:49, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Referencing errors on The Singers Unlimited[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Reference help requested. I have completely revised the "Discography" on the page for "Singers Unlimited" but I can't get the system to accept my edits of the discography section. And, I am being confused by the explanations given about a "Reference List". I have replaced all the lines in the discography that had errors in them with verifiable information from the 15 original Singers Unlimited vinyl LP records because the information on almost all the existing lines had errors on almost every line, especially with regard to dates of the recordings and the original album numbers, and the sequence of the release of the albums. I have corrected all the incorrect references with verifiable facts. But the system rejects my input saying that I have created a "reference list error". So, here are all the corrected lines that should be in the discography.

Will someone there please replace the existing lines of the discography with these lines which are all veritably accurate. I can't figure out how to use "Wikipediaese" ""reflist"".

Thanks, DanMcGarigle (talk) 02:37, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Done. You had a ref tag below {{reflist}}. (I took the liberty of cutting the discography and the headings in your above message, hope you don't mind!) Best, Sam Sailor Sing 02:51, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
@DanMcGarigle: (e/c) Hi Dan. Please see Help:Referencing for beginners. In short, citations to reliable sources go inside the text, directly next to the things they verify, and those citations, inside of <ref> ... </ref> tags, are collated and displayed in the references section you properly placed through the {{reflist}} template. You cannot place a citation inside of ref tags below the {{reflist}} template, which will result in an error message. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:58, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

American thermoplastic company[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

American thermoplastic company closed its doors in Pittsburgh in December 2013. The company name and its customer database was then sold to a company in Alabama. The attempted edit stating this fact was not vandalism. Average reader 2014 (talk) 03:11, 23 March 2014 (UTC) average reader 2014

Could you please provide a source? I can't find that information on their Company History page.  — (talk) 03:38, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Derek DelGaudio[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

The proper place to submit a suggested article is at WP:AFC.

Derek DelGaudio is an American performance artist, writer, and magician.

His public work includes, 184 Seconds, a conceptual magic performance, #derekshowlive, a magic show performed solely on Twitter and Nothing To Hide, a theatrical magic show, Directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Nothing To Hide debuted at The Geffen Theater in Los Angeles in 2012 and opened at The Signature Theater in New York City in 2013. [೧] [೨] [೩]

In 2010, Derek co-founded, along with artist Glenn Kaino, A.BANDIT, an experimental performance-art collective. [೪] A.BANDIT has staged interventions at Art L.A. Contemporary in Santa Monica, The Ball of Artists, Art Basel Miami, LA><ART, and at The Kitchen in New York.[೫] Together, Derek and Glenn also created The Mistake Room, a platform for situation-specific projects, as well as, The [Space] Between, a “conceptual magic shop.”[೬]

In 2011, the Conjuring Arts Research Center appointed Derek their Director of Contemporary Conjuring.[೭]

The Academy of Magical Arts named Derek Close-up Magician of the Year in 2011 and again in 2012.[೮] [೯]

In 2014, Derek was selected to be the “Artist in Residence” for Walt Disney Imagineering. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Larry Hess (talkcontribs) 04:07, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Recovering history of old article[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Several years ago, around 2009, I added a small, but in my view significant change to


I felt very good that the change I made was accepted in further development of the article.

Now the above address has been redirected to


I very much would like to recover the history over the time I made my small change to the no-longer-existing article I contributed to.

I cannot find a way to trace back to that original article.

Can you please help me?

Again, what I'm looking for is the history of the first-cited article above. Can that be retrieved? And if so, can you give me advice on how to do it?

TDMartin (talk) 04:38, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

you can track changes either by the article page history tab [೧೦] or by your personal history tab which will take you to Special:Contributions/TDMartin. (you can get to the article page of a redirect by clicking on the blue notice at the top of the landing page that says (Redirected from Incompleteness of quantum physics).
Click on the link of the date on the left hand side and the article as it appeared as of that edit will display. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 05:08, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
For a direct link to the redirected article's history, click here. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Incompleteness_of_quantum_physics&action=history - Purplewowies (talk) 05:09, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Help against rooming.[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Dear Sirs. Is it possible to keep one semiinvalid over 25 years through rooming.

[details removed] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:42, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

I suspect, based on your question, that you found one of our over 4 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. CaptRik (talk) 09:43, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Update on Montserrat medical school: University of Science, Arts and Technology[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

To Whom it May Concern,

In the accreditation portion of the article it does not list that the University of Science, Arts and Technology does have multiple accreditation's. The first is ASIC which is through the U.K., second is the CAPERS accreditation through Canada, and finally that it is recognized by the ECFMG. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:07, 23 March 2014 (UTC)


I have an invention I would like to submit, but I'm not sure how to do it. I went into quirky.com and ended up on this site. Don't know what I'm doing wrong. Can you help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sealady1943 (talkcontribs) 14:36, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

We have no connection with quirky.com. I'm guessing you typed "help" in the wrong search box. Suggest you go back here and try again.--Shantavira|feed me 14:52, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia Fiona Kimm[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Recently there were questions about the photograph that I used on the 'Fiona Kimm' Wikipedia page. It was scheduled for deletion. I sent to Wikipedia the background to the use of this photograph which was as follows. The photograph was taken by the photographer, Helen Neale in 2010. Helen Neale gave me permission to use the photograph and I sent this e-mail to Wikipedia when I saw the query about the use of the photograph. Despite this the image has been removed! Can you tell me how I go about reinstalling the image which is of the person the page is about, the use of the image has been authorised by the photographer and Wikipedia was sent the information. I don't use Wikipedia frequently so any changes like this need me to travel up a steepish learning curve! Any help gratefully received.

I look forward to hearing from you. David Cooper — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wickuser (talkcontribs) 15:37, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Citing a web forum[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

We have an established way to cite Newsgroups, through the cite newsgroup template. But how would I go about citing a post in a web forum board? For what it's worth, web forum boards (forum has no plural) essentially are an HTTP evolution of the newgroup. Yannis A. | 16:27, 23 March 2014 (UTC)