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May 19

Delete uploaded image

How does one either delete or submit an image for deletion (similar to an AfD)? This image was just uploaded and added to the article Radetzky March and I'm quite sure it is not as the uploading contributor states: "Own work"; but more an image still under copyright. Thanks. Maineartists (talk) 01:47, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Maineartists, on the left side in "Tools" section, there is a link named "Nominate for deletion". You can use it to nominate the image for deletion. Lightbluerain (Talk💬 Contribs✏️) 03:18, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, Lightbluerain. Maineartists (talk) 03:43, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Photograph uploading

Morning all

I have a couple of issues. 1) I am trying to upload a photo to our FTAdviser page. I am the editor of FTAdviser and my boss has asked me to create a Wiki page. However the algorithms won't allow me to upload either a screenshot of our home page or our logo, claiming that it does not meet your policies. I'm not sure how to circumvent this. Might you please help?

2) I can't get the references to work for me - I've put 3 so far and only one seems to work. Might you please help?

Thanks 11:25, 19 May 2022 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by FTAdviser (talkcontribs)

Welcome to Wikipedia. You have not made any other edits while logged in to this account, and you haven't linked to the article or draft that you're working on, so I can't diagnose any specific issues. However, the policies and guidelines you must read before going further relate to conflict of interest, usernames implying shared use, and ownership of content. In short, no company or organisation can "own" an article about them on Wikipedia, but if other Wikipedians independently decide that your company warrants an article, you can (using an individual account) request edits/changes to the article. Please don't try to "circumvent" our policies – they have been established to ensure that we remain independent and neutral. ClaudineChionh (talkcontribs) 11:40, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@FTAdviser: Please also see the suggestions in Wikipedia:When your boss tells you to edit Wikipedia. GoingBatty (talk) 13:43, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Note: This user is now blocked. --The Tips of Apmh 14:40, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Interesting - apparently The Financial Times requires all its titles (such as Investor's Chronicle) to create and curate a Wikipedia entry., according to a post on the OP's talk page. Fortunately I didn't notice any recent, obvious COI curating on the articles mentioned (Financial Times and Investors Chronicle). (talk) 14:54, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@ClaudineChionh: The attempts to upload images can still be found in the commonswiki abuse filter log, they got stopped by an abuse filter trying to heuristically determine files which most likely are copyvios from the internet. Victor Schmidt mobil (talk) 15:09, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

USF2000 Page Edit

Dear Wikipedia,

I wanted to bring to your attention some errors on your site.

This is the page I am referencing...

You have the Team title winner for Christian Rasmussen in 2020 driving for the Team Cape Motorsports, but it was Jay Howard Driver Development. Also the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 say the winner was Pabst Racing, this is also not accurate, it was Cape Motorsports.

If you could please edit this, it would be very much appreciated.

Best regards! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1015:B0EB:C5C2:8CF1:5436:F372:5ED1 (talk) 18:42, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Welcome to Wikipedia. The best place to discuss this is the talk page of the relevant article, which is Talk:U.S. F2000 National Championship. If you have a reliable source for your changes, you can edit the article yourself. ClaudineChionh (talkcontribs) 22:35, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

publish article

Peter11145 (talk) 19:11, 19 May 2022 (UTC)I have submitted an article and edited it last month. It seems to have been accepted but it does not appear under its title " Depressive Personality" the only category that appears is Depressive Personality Disorder which is different[reply]

@Peter11145: Your content is found at User:Peter11145/sandbox, which is not in the article mainspace. It is "published" in the sense that it is publicly viewable if someone knows to look for it, but it's not part of the encyclopedia proper. I suggest taking a look at Easy referencing for beginners to learn how to properly cite on the site. When you think it's ready, please add {{subst:submit}} to the top of the page so that a reviewer can look at it. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 20:05, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
how do I get it printed
peter magaro PhD — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peter11145 (talkcontribs)
@Peter11145: (Please sign your comments by adding four tildes (~~~~) at the end.) As the advice at the top of the "pending review" box states, drafts are reviewed in no particular order and there is a huge backlog of drafts to review. However, your draft is unlikely to be accepted in its current state. Please read Writing better articles (which includes salient points from of our Manual of style); and also Citing sources, which describes Wikipedia's in-house citation style — similar to well-established academic citation styles but tailored for Wikipedia's software. Finally, if you are the author of the works cited in your draft, please read our guidelines on citing yourself and decide whether you need to disclose a conflict of interest. ClaudineChionh (talkcontribs) 23:09, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

John Mogg (British Army officer)

ref number 8 is all over the place.please repair. Thanks (talk) 22:47, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This one looks trickier - the archived copies are also bad links so I can't determine the original title. You might fine more informed editors to help at the article talk page or military history project. ClaudineChionh (talkcontribs) 23:18, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I removed the bad archived link and tagged the original URL as a dead link. Chiltern1913 added the archive URL in this edit, so maybe they can be of some assistance. GoingBatty (talk) 23:51, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Newnham College, Cambridge

ref 4 is incorrectly done. Please fix if you have the time. I cannot. (talk) 22:58, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I've added the missing https prefix. ClaudineChionh (talkcontribs) 23:15, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

May 20


Hello Wikipedia Help Desk.

I need your help!

I haven't used my account fpr a number of years and now I am really confused about my gmail, username and password.

To make things worse, I tried to set up a new account and confused myself further.

Would you help me please. I want to add to "Rudy Buttignol".

Many thanks.

Sofiabrampton — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2604:3D08:447F:AEA0:0:0:0:8071 (talk) 02:31, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

User:Sofiabrampton has not specified an email address. Passwords never expire. If you don't know the password then you cannot gain access to the account. You can create a new account with a different name and say on the two userpages that you are the same user. Most articles including Rudy Buttignol can be edited without logging in. This will show your current IP address in the page history. PrimeHunter (talk) 03:04, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

how to create Wikipedia Page- Guinness World Record Holder

Dear Team,

I am Guinness World Record Holder for longest laughter yoga marathon 36 Hours 2 minutes how can i make page for myself

Could you please guide me step by step process how to create Wiki Pedia page for Guinness World record Holder.

Thanks Dr.Harish Rawat — Preceding unsigned comment added by Clinicalharish (talkcontribs) 07:49, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I doubt very much whether that would be appropriate for Wikipedia. If you still want to try, please first carefully read WP:AUTO and WP:YFA. Shantavira|feed me 08:47, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Clinicalharish Creating a new article is the hardest task one can attempt to do on Wikipedia, and it's even harder for those in your situation. Typically, an article is written by an independent editor that takes note of a topic receiving significant coverage in independent reliable sources and chooses on their own to write about it. That occurring is usually a strong indicator of notability. A topic trying to force the issue- as you are doing- is not often successful. The best thing you can do here is abandon attempting to write about yourself and let independent editors wholly unconnected with you do so in time. You should also be advised that an article about yourself isn't necessarily a good thing. There are good reasons to not want one. Someone could vandalize an article about you to say bad things about you, and although it would be removed, it would still be visible for a time. Any article about you could have any and all information about you from independent reliable sources, whether it is good or bad. Any article about you will not necessarily say what you want it to say, and you cannot prevent others from editing it just because.
I don't doubt that you hold the record that you say you do. You need, however, independent reliable sources with significant coverage of you, and not just telling that you obtained the record. That coverage can't be just an interview with you, but a news outlet that decides to write about you and study your life on their own. If you really think that you have the sources that do that, you may draft and submit an article at Articles for Creation. 331dot (talk) 08:58, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Really appreciate your efforts to respond me .Gratitude for that.
Hope one day I will be in Wikipedia ,
This is just humble request if you know some one who can write on me its really appreciated.
sending my profile :
profile (should not be here)
Full Profile:
Dr.Harish Rawat is an international  Laughter Yoga Guru and Founder of Lot of Laughter Yoga Foundation in India; who engaged in conducting Laughter wellness sessions in different sections of society including school, colleges, corporate, slums, defense, societies and even prison .More then 60 k people took beneficially from his sessions.
Dr. Harish Rawat is Phd in alternative medicine, Masters in Pharmaceutical Bio tech ,Bachelor in Pharmacy .
Research Paper:  Dr. Harish Rawat had also published a research paper on Yoga “HOW SUDHARSHAN KRIYA HELPS TO REDUCE THE HABIT OF SMOKING AND MOTIVATE TO QUIT SMOKING”- International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research
Author Of Book
1) Laughter Therapy For Depression by Dr. Harish Rawat
2) The Magic of Laughter in positive affirmation by Dr. Harish Rawat
Dr. Harish Rawat’s  Laughter yoga sessions are covered by various media platforms such as  DD Sports National TV ,Anjan TV (National TV),TEN News, MS TV,Gee News , Navbharat Times , TOI ,HT , News18 Hindi, Khabardaar TV ,Viral india ,Kalki News and Delhi Darpan news channel..
He has an intense passion to connect with people , creating opportunities for inner peace and global peace.
*Few Achievement* :
1) Guinness World Record Holder –Longest Laughter Yoga Marathon  36 Hours 02 Minutes For Mission World Peace
2)Tata Volunteer Champion Award (TVW7)-March 2017 Tata Sustainability Group
3) Rx karmveer chakra Award silver Global Fellowship Partnership with United Nation
4) Limca Book of World Record Holder
5)Best of India Record  Holder
6) International Certified Laughter Yoa Coach
7) Art of Living Teacher ( Last 9 years)
8) AMBASSADOR OF CHANGE  AWARD 2018 BY Nidhi Foundation
9) Speaker @Midas Talks
10)Laughter Yoga Facilitator in Speak out solutions
11) Society Development Award 2019
12)Speaker @Ignite Talks
13)Appreciation Award for conducting laughter yoga in Well Being NGO
14) Corporate Appreciation Award from Tata Group
15) Weaving Dream Excellence Award For conducting laughter yoga session 2019
16)Kerala Book of  Record
18)Yoga Certify from PMKY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
19) Mentor and key Speaker at Socio story Platform
20) Speaker at ITalks Circle
21) Appointed as Peace Ambassador at Gandhi Peace Foundation Nepal
22) Laughter Speaker @Holistic Insight Forum
23) Awarded by Yoga Lover Trust for Spreading Laughter yoga 2019
24) Guest [email protected] Institute of Tool and Engineering Govt of India
25)  kalki News Gaurav Award jan2020
26 ) Laughter speaker @YES Ngo (Guest of Honor)
27) Certification of Appreciation for conducting Laughter Yoga [email protected] Rotary Club Delhi
28) Laughter Yoga Facilitator in Zorba the Buddha Delhi
29) Indian star Book of Record Holder
30) World Book of Talent Record for conducting laughter Yoga session
31) Guest Speaker-Laughter empowering minds society for research & development
32) Awardee For Skill Minds Appreciation Award 2020 (skill Mind Young India changemaker Award 2020)
33) Fitness Icon Award 2020 Uttar Pardesh Pardesh World Record s
34) Hounorable doctorate from Hope International World Record
35) Appreciation certificate from National Association of Blind
36) Certification of Appreciation Conducting online laughter yoga session by Dashansh NGO
37) Certification of humanity From Maisewa Foundation for conducting online laughter yoga session (Corona warriors)
38) Certification of Appreciation Corona Warriors For conducting online laughter yoga session by Anand Birat Trust
39) Certification of Dedication to conducting online laughter yoga session from Sports &Culture Development Foundation Punjab
40) Certification of appreciation for conducting online laughter yoga session from International Institute of Lifestyle Management kolkata india
41) Certification of appreciation for conducting online laughter yoga session from WSTR DAAN FOUNDATION
42) Certification of appreciation (Peace Ambassador)for conducting online laughter yoga session from Sach ki Dastak Magazine
43) Certification of appreciation for conducting online laughter yoga session from Skill Mind Special Foundation
44) Certification of appreciation for conducting online laughter yoga session from Young Mind and HR India Group
45) Certification of appreciation For conducting Online yoga class @6th International Day of Yoga by Yoga certification Board Ministry of Ayush Govt of India
46) 3rd Icon Excellence Award Certification of Excellence For valuable contribution to spread Health Wellness in Laughter yoga by Yoga Lovers Trust Delhi july-2020
47) Eminent Speaker Appreciation Certificate @Virtual International Education summit 07-Aug2020
48) Appreciation Certificate From GD Goenka University for conducting laughter therapy session on Mental Health Day 2020
49) Certificate of Recognition For conducting Laughter therapy session @Poetric Atma supported by Atmanirbar Bharat (Dan utsav-Mental Health Series)
50) Eminent Speaker @The 1st online Mental Health Awareness Carnival 2020
51) AMBASSADOR OF CHANGE  AWARD 2018 BY Nidhi Foundation
52) Best of India Record Holder
53) Guest Professor @Bada  Business pvt Ltd Dr. Vivak Bindra Foundation
54) Fitness Icon Award 2021 Uttar PardeshPardeshWorld Record s (21-Jun-2021)
55)International Humanitarian Award  By Jiwandayini Multipurpose Foundation 23-Jun-2021
56)Yoga Volunteer Certificate  by The Yoga Certificate Board Ministry of Ayush#Certificate no:P25543 year-2021
57)Yoga Appreciation Award  by The Yoga Certificate Board Ministry of Ayush certificate #CYAP25543 Year-2021
58)Fit India Movement Appreciation Award  by The Yoga Certificate Board Ministry of Ayush certificate #FIT5586 Year-2021
59)Corona Yodha Samman -By Samvad News 05-Jun-2021
60) Corona Yodha Samman -By Quick News 02-Jun-2021
61)Certificate of Humanity ( Corona Warrior Award) By Kanti Devi Smiriti sewa Sansthan 29-May-2021
62)Certificate of Appreciation  for conducting Laughter Yoga session for German Health care conducted by Health Prax (HPX)German
63) Certificate of Appreciation  for conducting Laughter Yoga session for SAT SHRI HARMILAP SAHI TRUST SOCIETY HARIDWAR UTTRAKHAND 22-Feb-2021
64) Certificate of Appreciation  for conducting Laughter Yoga session or Guest Speaker @Radio Kshitij 3-Feb-2021
65)THE WAC GLOBAL BOOK OF RECORD Holder  “Maximun participating chanting Hanuman chalisa Virtually
66)Youth Leader Award by Hum Foundation
67)Indian Professional Award 2020 “FOREMOST INTERNATIONAL LAUGHTER YOGA GURU” 2020
68)Certificate of Participate as resource person on topic stress management in Atmanirbhar Bharat webinar online session conducted by Roots2 Bloom Lucknow &prakramika Vocational Institute ,Muscat Oman sep-2020
69)Certificate of Recognition for conducting Laughter Yoga session @Daan utsav Oct2020
70)DR.SARVEPALLI RADHA KRISHNA AWARD  by Mentrox 05-sep-2020
71) Certificate of Appreciation  for conducting Laughter Yoga session @ Virtual International Education Summit 2020 held on 7-Aug-2020
Lifewithin Magazine
Article:Laughter is the best medicine – Lockdown Blues by Dr Harish Rawat
Navbharat Times
Patrika News
Hindi News 18
Story Cover :
Positive India News B
Thanks Clinicalharish (talk) 09:36, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please see WP:YFA. The help desk is not the right place to provide this information. -Arch dude (talk) 14:12, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

VC barre

Vc barre is kurdish, he is not turk, i want to change that information, everyone in sweden knows that he is kurdish, please change to kurdish origin, thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Husseinsweden (talkcontribs) 08:18, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

That information is supported by two reliable sources. In order to change it you would need to find a reliable source to support your assertion. Unfortunately "everyone in Sweden" is not a reliable source. Please see WP:RS. Shantavira|feed me 08:52, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I am not sure about the sources, I can't see a mention of Turkish in the GP article and I haven't listened to the whole radio interview. TSventon (talk) 09:13, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Where should {{Copyvio-revdel}} be placed?

At the top of the page with previously-infringing content? On the top of the relevant section? On the talk page?

(Whatever the answer is, please include it in Template:Copyvio-revdel/doc.) TigraanClick here for my talk page ("private" contact) 08:55, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Diannaa, can you advise on this? TSventon (talk) 09:24, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've always placed it at the top of the entire page. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 11:43, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The top of the page.— Diannaa (talk) 20:51, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Outline frame around map object area

Hello, how do I make the map show an outline around an area as seen here:

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

I tried copying the template but it doesn't work here:

Umtiza Nature Reserve Maqdisi (talk) 11:11, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Maqdisi I found some Mediawiki guidance, which suggests that you need to link Umtiza Nature Reserve on Open Street Map to its Wikidata item. TSventon (talk) 15:49, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much for this, I wouldn't have found this. I added it but I probably have to wait until the maps are updated. Maqdisi (talk) 04:27, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Maqdisi, I think I was lucky to find the guidance. My reasoning was that I couldn't see any difference in Wikipedia, so I looked at Wikidata and didn't see anything there either. I then clicked on a map in Wikidata, clicked on a link to Wikimedia maps and found a link there on How to use objects from OpenStreetMap in your map.
If my suggestion doesn't work you could ask at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical). TSventon (talk) 05:29, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@TSventon I just saw this page:
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
and the openstreetmap entry:
which doesn't have the outline. It has the wiki tags for a year now it seems. So I suppose it's an additional thing that's required. How do I even ask a question on Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)? Maqdisi (talk) 09:03, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Maqdisi, VPT works just like this helpdesk, you click on the link, start a new section and add your question. However, I think a more relevant venue would be Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Maps. TSventon (talk) 09:34, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Which person do I use for the SFN?


On the Nazi racial theories I want to use the SFN to reference Mein Kampf. Do I use Hitler or Manheim (the translator)?

Thanks.--FriendlyFerret9854 (talk) 11:37, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

If you look at the documentation for Template:Cite book, you'll see that it has the fields translator-last1 and translator-first1 for Manheim's name to go along with the author's name. Oops. Clarityfiend (talk) 14:37, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
You'd use Hitler for the SFN and 1943 for the year. Firefangledfeathers (talk / contribs) 14:54, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Non-scientific language in some Psychiatry wikipedia pages


I am a physician, and I volunteer some of my free time to review and update contents of wikipedia. I have noticed at least one page that include language that may be appropriate for lay-person level, however, the language is not necessarily scientifically accurate. Some of the sentences are quoting books that may have been written to general public, and they are obviously outdated. I shy out of correcting others, as I respect their contributions. However some of the sentences/statements are ambiguous.

My questions are: 1. Do you have subject matter experts who are in charge of reviewing those pages? 2. Is there someone who I can notify in case I come across those pages? 3. Is there a working manual or a specific protocol that explains how to deal with the issues mentioned above?

Thanks, Sarmad — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sarmad.ghazi (talkcontribs) 17:26, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Honestly, the protocol is WP:SOFIXIT. Wikipedia is not run on a permissions or approval system. If you have access to better general-use sources than the texts currently used, please feel free to add or update any relevant information by citing your sources. If someone disputes your changes, discuss the matter on the article talk page and come to an agreement by discussing the matter civily. You might want to read the Wikipedia guidelines for medical articles before proceeding too aggressively, but if you're confident something is wrong as currently written, you can update information with more accurate sources. At the very least, if you want to be more tentative, you can add dissenting viewpoints from additional sources, while leaving the prior information in the article. I hope this helps! --Jayron32 17:34, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Duly noted. Thank you very much. SGhaziMD (talk) 18:20, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Sarmad.ghazi you can also get subject-specific advice and guidance at WikiProject Medicine. -- Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 17:55, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much. SGhaziMD (talk) 18:19, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Sarmad.ghazi: First: Thanks for helping. As an MD, you are likely to be as "expert" as anyone else, and considerably more expert than many. Next: nobody at all is "in charge" of any article. Each article is the collective responsibility of all of the self-selected editors who have worked on the article. This chaotic approach has resulted in the largest and most comprehensive encyclopedia in the world, so I guess we must be doing something right, but we really need folks like you. who are willing to join our collaborative editing effort. -Arch dude (talk) 21:29, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Sarmad.ghazi. As pointed out above, you can improve articles just like anyone else as long as you do so in accordance with relevant policies and guidelines. You may, however, want to take a look at WP:EXPERT and WP:JARGON for some general advice given the specifics of your situation. You shouldn't feel you need to automatically defer to others or shy away from editing articles about subjects that you know a lot about, but you shouldn't assume that your expertise gives you some sort of editorial control over such articles. As long as you don't try and win disagreements with other simply based on your expertise, you should be fine. You might also want to consider joining some WikiProjects about subjects you're interested in since I'm sure they'd be happy to have someone with your expertise as a member. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:49, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Deleting my own account

Hey Wikipedia,

Can you please tell my how to delete my own account, Loujost16? I created it by complete accident, and I want out. Right now.

Sincerely, Louis Jost — Preceding unsigned comment added by Loujost16 (talkcontribs) 18:07, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

You can't delete accounts - but you can simply abandon them. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 18:13, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Accounts can't be deleted for technical and legal reasons, but as stated above you are free to just abandon the account. —Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 21:24, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Changing a Page's Name?


I am needing the ability to change a client's page's name. The page is and the page name should just be "Tahnee Ahtone" while the current name "Tahnee Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder" should be listed as an alternative / other name in the right bio box.

Please let me know how to proceed to get this change.

Thank you. User4200 (talk) 19:37, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@User4200: Please disclose your paid affiliation on your userpage. Wikipedia article titles go by the subject's common name, and you should probably discuss this on the article's talk page. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 19:41, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
User4200, Wikipedia policy is to title an article using the name which reliable independent sources generally use for its subject. The sources cited in that article mostly use "Growingthunder" as part of his her name, so the title of the article should not be changed. Maproom (talk) 20:06, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, User4200. Once you have made the mandatory declaration of your status, you are welcome to use the request edit mechanism to request changes to Wikipedia's article about your client (which is in no sense your "client's page"). Your requests are more likely to be honoured if you cite reliable published sources for any information you want to add or subsitute. ColinFine (talk) 21:08, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Template editing help

I made this edit but it didn't work as intended. Instead of only replacing the slash "/" with an "or" when |mos=1, it replaced it for all instances. What did I do wrong? --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 20:44, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Shouldn't you have written |mos={{{mos|}}}?
Trappist the monk (talk) 21:22, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Juan A Figueredo please help, Draft needs to be published

The page which is clean, cited, formatted correctly has been in a "Draft" state for a week. Can you advise why when I press "PUBLISH"its still in a "DRAFT". Thanks!! Suzanne "Addie Pup" — Preceding unsigned comment added by AddiePup (talkcontribs) 22:40, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

AddiePup "Publish changes" means "save changes", not "publish this to the encyclopedia". New users cannot directly create articles. You could submit it for review, but it is completely unsourced. Please visit Articles for creation and use the new user tutorial. 331dot (talk) 22:44, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It's been nominated for deletion, which I find a bit odd as it's not doing any harm in draftspace. Pawnkingthree (talk) 22:50, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
needs to be published reeks of UPE and/or COI to me, and the draft is pretty much useless. --Orange Mike | Talk 22:53, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It should just have been rejected (or declined) through the normal draft process. Clarityfiend (talk) 23:09, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Strange changes I did not make

Hello. I added a link to new page Sharon Lee Williams to Greatest Hits (Bob Seger album) here. You can see that there are a bunch of other changes made, but I did not make them. Any idea how this happened? Polycarpa aurata (talk) 22:54, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, Polycarpa aurata, this tends to happen when users accidentally make their edit to a version of an article which isn't the current one. This causes all the later edits to be undone. I rolled the article back to the version prior to your edit. You may now make your edit to the current version of the article.--Quisqualis (talk) 01:35, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Indeed, you apparently edited a 2021 version. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:27, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, that would explain it. I thought someone had blanked the "Personnel" section and I started looking in the history. I figured out that you have to click to show the personnel information, but I guess I edited that old version. Thank you both!! It was very confusing. Polycarpa aurata (talk) 02:43, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

May 21

DYK nomination not being reviewed.

Hi everyone, I apologise if this is not the right forum to reach out for help but I have tried to access other communities (such as wikiprojects) to no avail. I submitted a nomination for an article that I contributed significantly to, Subneolithic, on May 11th. I believe some formatting correction was made on the submission that has resulted in it being overlooked for review as a nomination. Thus, despite all other nominations from May 11th being reviewed and edits suggested, my nomination has had no traction. I was wondering what next steps I should make in order to have it reviewed as I have attempted to resubmit (not possible) and have reached out to the community with no success. Thanks in advance! :) OK872 (talk) 02:20, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The best place to ask about DYK problems is at Wikipedia talk:Did you know. I have looked in the DYK nomination queue and your nomination is listed there awaiting a review. It's just that no one has reviewed it yet. It was only nominated on May 11. Reviews are not done in any particular order, you just have to wait for a volunteer to be interested in reviewing that one. There are several other nominations from that date as well as even earlier ones that are unreviewed. Just be patient. MB 03:03, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No worries, thanks so much for your help! OK872 (talk) 04:13, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
OK872 the additional citations tag will need to be removed before the DYK nomination can be passed, but I see you have already started a conversation about that. TSventon (talk) 09:26, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


How do you respond to a person threatening legal action, such as in User talk:Thewatcher123, after they attempted to blank sections from Dean Blundell? Nythar (talk) 05:48, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Report it at WP:AN/I, as a general rule. —Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 06:47, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Nythar: The account violating NLT has already been blocked so there's really nothing more that needs to be done. For future reference, though, the best you can do is remain civil and avoid edit warring with the account. Once a threat like this has been made, you can add a user warning template like {{uw-legal}} to the account's user talk page. Since templates are sometimes strongly worded, a follow up post politely explaining that they will need to retract or strikethrough their threat if they want to avoid being blocked and that they can discuss their concerns about the content on the article's talk page might help stop the situation from further spinning out of control. If they double-down and repeat the threat or show no interest in trying to follow WP:DR, then don't engage them anymore and seek administrator assistance. -- Marchjuly (talk) 10:48, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Nythar (talk) 19:40, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


block me from editing in english wikipedia since im not editing here anymore thanks I stole your toast. (talk) 07:41, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Dulken, then no block is needed, you can just not edit. But if you really want, check Category:Wikipedia administrators willing to consider placing self-requested blocks. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 08:25, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
thanks I stole your toast. (talk) 11:00, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Review of article

Mothparja (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

I have added an article named "Mothparja" and have improved it a lot. I have added sections, references, good content and photos. But except that it is still a stub-class article. So please review it , help me to correct it's grammatical or spelling mistakes. And if it is good enough to be graded up (higher than stub-class) . And if it is not able to do so then please tell me how can I improve it.FAAHS (talk) 09:45, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Note: asked and answered at the teahouse.
@FAAHS: Please do not ask similar questions in multiple locations; this makes work for other volunteers and can cause confusing or conflicting advice. Also, please include a link to any pages you need help with. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 11:44, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, you need more citations. Cattywampus23 (talk) 21:19, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

How do we edit the FiedlNames in infoboxes?

I am trying to develop pages for the Northern Sotho wikipeda (nso). I have not been able to translate the field names in the infobox from English to Northern Sotho (nso). In the Afrikaans case [[1]] the template for the infobox shows “Amsbekleër” and “Termynaanvang” instead of “Incumbent” and “Assumed Office” as used in the English Cyril Ramaphosa page. In the Zulu case [[2]] the template for the infobox shows "Manje" and "Isikhathi". I would like to do something similar for the nso page for [[3]] but use the Northern Sotho words and not the Afrikaans or Zulu words. I looked at Designing_infoboxes which is where I saw the difference between a variable name ( FieldNameA1 ) and a variable value (FieldParameter). However I was not able to find where the FieldNames are defined in the infoboxes. It would seem the multiple levels of transclusion (if I have used the word correctly) hide where these FieldNames are actually defined.

So this is the question: Where does wikipedia define the FieldNames for the "Infobox officeholder" templates for all the different languages? Phillip (talk) 18:31, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Ptpare: Languages can make templates independently with different features and implementation. I haven't examined the other languages but "Incumbent" and many other field names are defined with numbered labels in nso:Template:Infobox officeholder/office, e.g. label29 = Incumbent. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:11, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much. The problem was finding the "/ office" in "nso : Template : Infobox officeholder / office "
Is there a list or an index somewhere which describes all these subpages or suffixes?
Phillip (talk) 20:33, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Ptpare: If you edit a whole page or preview a page then the bottom of the window has an automatically generated list "Templates used on this page" or "Templates used in this preview". You may have to click a small triangle to see the list. Subtemplates like nso:Template:Infobox officeholder/office are included. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:36, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

About how long will it take to approve an article?

Hello. I have meticulously written my first article, about Ramalingam Chellapa - Link. I am aware that it will possibly take 4 months for it to be approved, but how long has it been for you guys? Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cattywampus23 (talkcontribs) 21:10, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, Cattywampus23. There is no way to predict, because it depends on whether an individual volunteer happens to look at your draft and decide to review it. My guess is that it will be quite quick, because I believe that a reviewer will quickly conclude that you have only one independent source, and that is just a passing mention, so the reviewer will decline it. I may be wrong though. Notability requires several sources each of which is all three of reliable, independent of the subject, and containing significant coverage of the subject. Please sign your posts at talk and project pages. --ColinFine (talk) 21:18, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello. This is the first time I've used the help desk, so pardon my non-singage. I will try to find more independent sources. Cattywampus23 (talk) 21:26, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

how do I format multiple proofs

I'm editing Bregman divergence, and there's a long section of proofs. Right now it's correct, but looks ugly. What would be a better way to format it? pony in a strange land (talk) 21:58, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Cosmia Nebula, a good place to ask is at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mathematics. StarryGrandma (talk) 01:56, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sandbox List Help

Hello, in my sandbox I'm creating a list of all current heads of state and government for myself just for fun. I need help figuring what I'm doing wrong, I've never made a list before and its not all aligned in the order I want. If someone with more experience can help me fix it I would really appreciate it. Thanks!--Orson12345 (TalkContribs) 22:29, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Orson12345: It doesn't look like you closed the table with |} in a new line. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 22:37, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
An alternative is to simply remove all occurrences of rowspan="2" | and rowspan="2" scope="row" |  Velella  Velella Talk   22:44, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Tenryuu: I don't think I did it right it just took it apart. Could you demonstrate for me? I would appreciate it!--Orson12345 (TalkContribs) 22:50, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Velella: That fixed it. Thanks you so much!--Orson12345 (TalkContribs) 23:00, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
We already have List of current heads of state and government. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:43, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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