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October 20[edit]

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Hi. I'm having trouble with Template:Infobox cycling hill climb. It seems to be putting in an extra line above it in articles. For example - Cauberg Kemmelberg#Cycling Muur van Geraardsbergen. I can't see anything wrong with the syntax. Can you help please? Thanks Mertbiol (talk) 02:42, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Fixed * Pppery * it has begun... 03:18, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks very much. Knew it would be something which looked trivial, but was in fact important! Mertbiol (talk) 03:42, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Exclude day of week from a date?[edit]

Is there a WP guideline on excluding the day of the week from a date, for example: Sunday, 20 October 2019? Thanks, WWGB (talk) 03:14, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

I can't find anything (MOS:DATE is silent about this), but IMO, as a general rule it should be excluded, unless there's something relevent about the day of the week (e.g. Sunday, December 7, 1941). Clarityfiend (talk) 19:54, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

The true creators of the constitution[edit]

Extended non help-desk-related content

Greetings,,, I am an Autochthon Aborigine American the first people of America and the creators of true law. With the great amount of genocide taken place here in america many believe we are no more, however we are still here. in fact many are taking part in the genocide directly and or indirectly as this article on your site plainly displays. allow me to educate..... in searching for the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States, and choosing Wikipedia to read, I find I must set the facts right. It is a fact that before any colonizers came to America, there were ONLY copper Color people here in this land called America, north, central, south and all her Islands. According to Etymology the title "American" only applied to the copper color people of America. As Immigrants came upon our land they began calling themselves Americans. Walter Ashby Plecker who was an eugenics member, was a hateful racist who in the early 1900s Passed the "Racial Intregdy Act" as well as created the department of vital statistics and the birth certificate. Walter Ashby Plecker changed the Identity of Aborigine American Indians to "Colored" and through time other political constructs such as Black, Negro, African-American, were created for the purpose of genocide. So it is of no surprise that the hiding of the truth would also exist here. According to H.Con.Res. 331 In the senate of the United States October 5 ( Legislative day, September 26), 1988, Says" CONCURRENT RESOLUTION To acknowledge the contribution of the Iroquois Confederacy of Nations to the development of the United States Constitution and to reaffirm the continuing Government-to-Government relationship between Indian tribes and the United States established in the Constitution. Whereas the original framers of the Constitution, including most notably, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, are known to have greatly admired the concepts of the Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, Whereas the Confederation of the original Thirteen Colonies into one republic was the influence by the political system developed by the Iroquois Confederacy as were many of the democratic principles which were incorporated into the constitution. It is clear that The copper color people of America miss identified today as colored or African American or Black are the lineage of the creators of the constitution. The constitution was not created by colonizers, but Aborigine Americans to protect our people. It is referring to Aborigine copper-colored people when it says "We The People" It is Aborigine people protecting what is ours from the acts of the colonizers which for many has become to violate the law. No court can interpret the constitution but are sited by people who take an Oath to uphold the Constitution and the treaties created along side it. and no British law or any other laws of colonizers have anything to do with the shaping of the constitution and all must take an oath to uphold it upon entering America and must renounce any other jurisdiction or laws their of. Statutes, codes, policies, and rules are for corporations and the United States Has incorporated all of its citizens for the purpose of taxation. This does not apply to Aborigine Indians. All immigrants are bound by the laws of their governing corporation Washington DC however Aborigine Indians have their own government and the US government is in debt to Aborigine people of America (Indians) forever. According the The Constitution of the United States Article 1, section 2, Clause 3 Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed three fifths of all other Persons. It is time for the truth for all. give credit to the true creators of the constitution the true Aborigine coppor colored people of America. we are still here!!!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.65.244.57 (talk) 04:28, 20 October 2019 (UTC) 
Please find an alternative value to pursue your agenda. Thanks, Darylgolden(talk) Ping when replying 09:28, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Why is a pole considered the tallest building? The US Bank IS the tallest building in Los Angeles.[edit]

Ditto47.39.105.7 (talk) 04:42, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Are you talking about the article List of tallest buildings in Los Angeles? OkayKenji (talk page) 04:45, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
If you are then List of tallest buildings in Los Angeles#Tallest buildings says: 'This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.' Wilshire Grand Center#Construction says: 'The building, while recognized as "tallest" in the city by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, achieves this recognition through the height of its decorative sail and spire rather than highest occupiable floor space.' PrimeHunter (talk) 09:44, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
This is the kind of question you want to ask at the talk page of that article. A fuller, and longer lasting, discussion with people who are watching and interested in that article would ensue. You might be able to get the article changed. I doubt it, because apparently the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat thinks its the tallest building in LA. And we generally go with what they say. Altho in this case you have a legit point, that stupid pole. It's not really the tallest building in LA, according to common sense and perception, so it might be possible to marshal enough good sources saying this to get a change thru. Herostratus (talk) 10:00, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

How can I write new article?[edit]

I want create new Articles,but how I can do it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ephraimsklyansky (talkcontribs) 11:41, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

@Ephraimsklyansky: I've written a guide that reduces article writing to about 9 steps, as part of a larger guide covering a variety of issues new users face. Ian.thomson (talk) 11:44, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Ephraimsklyansky(edit conflict) Successfully writing a new article is probably the hardest task on Wikipedia. You will be much more likely to be successful if you first build up experience by editing existing articles, to get a feel for how Wikipedia operates and what is looked for in articles. However, if you still want to attempt to write an article, you should read Your First Article and use the new user tutorial. You can then submit a draft using Articles for Creation. 331dot (talk) 11:48, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Correcting/Updating/Removing Incorrect Information[edit]

I am creating a personal list of Medal of Honor recipients from World War II through the current conflict in Afghanistan.

While reviewing the information on the page of Brian L. Buker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_L._Buker), the "Biography" section states he is one of three Medal of Honor recipients from Maine; the other names listed are Specialist Fourth Class Thomas J. McMahon and Sergeant Donald S. Skidgel.

In fact, there are at least two additional recipients from Maine (Master Sergeant Gary I. Gordon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Gordon) and Sergeant Edward C. Dahlgren (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_C._Dahlgren).

I have not completed the list, therefore, I strongly suspect there are more recipients from Maine. Based on the additional names I have found thus far, what is the appropriate course of action to correct this error? Should it be removed and updated with the names of the remaining Maine recipients based on the total number, if feasible?

Thanks. Jdyates751 (talk) 18:20, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Try reading again. Brian L. Buker says "He was one of three people from Maine to receive the medal in Vietnam". Neither Gary Gordon nor Edward C. Dahlgren were awarded for action in Vietnam. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:26, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

how to remove wikidata link from article[edit]

How can I remove the wikidata link from Sankya (novel)? In edit view, it displays under "Wikidata entities used in this page", and in read view, it displays at the top of the page. I tried removing it at wikidata but failed with the error "Sitelinks should only be removed if the page in question has been deleted, or if that link is being moved into another item". The wikidata item has nothing to do with the novel article. Schazjmd (talk) 19:20, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

David Biddulph fixed it, thank you! Schazjmd (talk) 19:38, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes, the Wikidata item had been the subject of numerous erroneous edits by an editor who has been repeatedly trying to write an autobiography. I reverted the Wikidata item to its previous state. --David Biddulph (talk) 19:41, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism?[edit]

This page appears to be vandalized (?) --> Template:Userbox. It looked much different and more "normal" yesterday. I cannot edit the page or revert the last few edits. Please advise. Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 21:18, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

@Joseph A. Spadaro: - I have restored the /doc page that was recently vandalized. GermanJoe (talk) 21:25, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 00:04, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Resolved


October 21[edit]

Changing font[edit]

In a User Box, can one change the font? I was looking at this page (Template:Userbox) ... and I don't see any field that allows for a change of font. Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 00:19, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

A font can be set as part of the id or info parameter like in other wikitext: Here is Cursive. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:55, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Here is Cursive
Thanks. Is there a page on Wikipedia -- or on the Internet -- that has a list of the available fonts and their "official names" that can be used within the template? Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 03:14, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps Wikipedia:Typography might be a good resource or https://www.w3schools.com/cssref/css_websafe_fonts.asp as an outside source, but there may be more. OkayKenji (talk page) 04:13, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, all. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 17:29, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Martineau family[edit]

PLEASE PLACE THE COAT OF ARMS FILE further up the page - at the top of the page. THANKS Srbernadette (talk) 01:52, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

@Srbernadette: What you need to do is copy (cut) the code for the second image and paste it in front of the code for the first image. I.e. reverse the positions of the image markup. Both sets of code are at the very top of the source. Eagleash (talk) 03:35, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Ok I will try. thanks

Srbernadette (talk) 03:56, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Martineau family[edit]

Accidently removed alot of text. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1.152.109.19 (talk) 04:53, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Another editor has fixed this. The next time, you can go to the page history and click "undo" to fix a mistake. RudolfRed (talk) 05:33, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

deleting my user page[edit]

I have newly edited a user page on the meta-wiki portal as I am frequently using Wikipedia in different languages. Unfortunately, the meta-wiki text will not appear if I have already created a user page in a certain language in the past. Can somebody tell me how I can delete my user page (in English and Italian wikipedia)? Thank you in advance! GLAMoperator (talk) GLAMoperator (talk) 12:14, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

On enwiki, you can put the template {{Db-userreq}} at the top of your user page. On itwiki it might be {{cancella subito|17}} but you ought to ask there. --David Biddulph (talk) 12:25, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
GLAMoperator, I've tagged your English userpage for deletion for you, as deletion by user request. ~~ OxonAlex - talk 17:34, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
David Biddulph and :OxonAlex, thank you for your help. Now the meta-wiki is working :-)

GLAMoperator (talk) 15:04, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Creating my first article[edit]

Hi! I'm almost finished with my first article and I'm happy with the outcome except one problem: In the beginnings of the preview there keeps appearing a title "About me" although I haven't coded it into my text and the text is certainly not about me. What have I done wrong and how can I fix it? Venla Ni (talk) 12:14, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

You included the template {{New user bar}} at the top of your sandbox draft. If you don't want it there, delete that line. --David Biddulph (talk) 12:20, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Invite others for help in creating new page.[edit]

I would like to ask other researchers in my field for help in writing a new page that I've been working on in my sandbox. Do they have access to my sandbox? I would like, if possible, to make this invitation before I submit the page as a draft. G John Dick (talk) 12:47, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

G john dick, Yes. Your sandbox is technically the same as any other wiki page. Any user can see and edit the page. ~~ OxonAlex - talk 14:07, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Courtesy link. User:G john dick/sandbox and FYI that the editor has declared a conflict of interest on his user page, since he seems to be the inventor of the Dick Effect (no, this isn't a hoax - see: [[1]]. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 19:01, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

National Association of Women Artists[edit]

In November of 2018, NAWA added a third chapter in South Carolina. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:6C0:8200:CB70:E927:6AB7:415:820B (talk) 12:54, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Do you have a question related to this statement? 331dot (talk) 13:37, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
If you want to add this information to the article, you can either post on its talk page - Talk:National Association of Women Artists, or edit the article yourself National Association of Women Artists.
However, you would require a source to verify this information. ~~ OxonAlex - talk 17:32, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Steve Scutt[edit]

Can you please advise as to the policy regarding a users edits on the page Steve Scutt, an IP user is removing a section stating - 'right to be forgotten' (presumably someone close to Steve Scutt). Should this section be removed? or should it remain? Many thanks Racingmanager (talk) 14:44, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia does not recognize this so-called right; neither do historians, nor most of the human race. I have reverted the deletion of reliably-sourced content. --Orange Mike | Talk 15:22, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
"Right to be forgotten" is a part of EU law, which has no bearing on Wikipedia. That said, the entire article seems... bare. Making a "Personal life" section which only calls out his conviction is undue focus on that one event, and highly frowned upon. Frankly, the article is just a stub at this point, and might be deletable if there's nothing to add to his track & field wins. — The Hand That Feeds You:Bite 15:59, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Colorado Inferno FC - Coach[edit]

Greetings

My name is Brett Riding, co-owner of Colorado Inferno FC. The head coach is Jeremy Tafoya not Cris Vaccaro. I've never heard of this person. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:281:C400:4B22:75C2:5908:FF0A:E15F (talk) 18:00, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Is this about a Wikipedia article? Which one? We don't have an article on Colorado Inferno currently. RudolfRed (talk) 18:10, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Fixed and sourced at Major Arena Soccer League 2 - Cris Vaccaro is head coach of the Philadelphia Fury. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 18:22, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Finding A Publisher / Editor[edit]

Looking to have someone interview me, my life, my business and have it published to WikiPedia.

Where would I find someone who knows the following: 1) How to post properly to Wikipedia 2) Is an effective interviewer

Thanks! Trey Lewellen — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheTreyLewellen (talkcontribs) 19:24, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

TheTreyLewellen Wikipedia does not publish original interviews. What you have just asked for is simply not what we do here. That said, if you want an article written about you, (which is not necessarily a good thing), I would recommend you gather material that has been written about you (but not by you or anyone associated with you) and then head over to Requested articles.~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 19:31, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
TheTreyLewellen I have removed your personal contact information for your own protection, as it is not wise to publish it in this public forum. This is not the place to solicit interview and Wikipedia editing services. I also think you might be confused about the purpose of Wikipedia. This is an encyclopedia and not a place for people to tell the world about themselves(either directly or through an interview). As an encyclopedia, Wikipedia summarizes what independent reliable sources say about article subjects that meet Wikipedia's special definition of notability(in this case, the definition of a notable person). Wikipedia is not interested in what people want to say about themselves. Please review the autobiography policy, as autobiographical articles are strongly discouraged.
Also understand that a Wikipedia article is not necessarily desirable. There are good reasons to not want one. Any information about you, good or bad, can be in an article about you as long as it appears in an independent reliable source and is not defamatory. You cannot lock an article about you to the text you might prefer, or prevent others from editing it. If you have reviewed the notability criteria and truly feel that you merit a Wikipedia article, you should allow independent editors to take note of you and write about you. 331dot (talk) 19:32, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Why did my article get rejected[edit]

My article about my opinion of the girls in Naruto and Boruto got rejected. My purpose in making it is to express my opinion and rate which ones were important to that plot and development. My only problem is that why is my personal opinion not being uploaded?RandomDude912 (talk) 19:44, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

RandomDude912 Wikipedia is not for publishing your personal opinion. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, which publishes summaries of knowledge about topics. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 19:48, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Disruptive editing. WP:NOTHERE. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 23:27, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Script fonts that "work" in CSS and in Wikipedia[edit]

Hello. I am trying to find a list of "script" types of fonts, that will "work" in CSS and in Wikipedia. Is there some list available? Here on Wikipedia ...? Or on the Internet ...? Or do I have to do a "trial and error" on each specific font to see if it will work? I am referring to fonts like these ---> List of script typefaces. Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 21:01, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

The font code is passed directly to your browser so it's the browser or operating system and not Wikipedia which decides what works. It varies which fonts a browser can show but there are fallbacks so the browser will still show the text with another font. You have freedom in your userspace but see MOS:FONTFAMILY for articles. You can try searching for web-safe fonts. There are many Google hits but I don't know which to recommend. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:01, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. OK, so which fonts are "usable" depends not on Wikipedia, but on my browser (i.e., Mozilla Firefox). So -- back to my original question -- to see if a font is "usable" (for my browser), do I have to go through each font, one by one, and do a "trial and error"? Or is there some easier and quicker way to see which fonts are available to me and, hence, which I can select from? Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 23:13, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
If it's just for you then see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-fonts-and-colors-websites-use#w_changing-font. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:28, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: Thanks. I looked at that. When I did so, there was a (rather) long list of font names. You are saying that each of those fonts -- in that long list -- is available to me, through Mozilla Firefox ... correct? Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 17:42, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes, they should be available. You can select them in Firefox to use at sites like Wikipedia which don't declare a font but use the browser's default. Or you can make code for them in Wikipedia to see them here. I don't know whether some of them require a variation of the listed name. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:10, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Great. Thanks for all the help! Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 20:00, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Resolved

October 22[edit]

Problems with links to sources on Google Books[edit]

Just a pretty minor issue. Sometimes when I'm trying to provide a link to a source from Google Books, part of the url appears in the text of the article, e.g "whose+mother+was+Sukayna+bint+al-Husayn+ibn+Ali" This only seems to happen when the source in question is available in "snippet view" on Google. Any thoughts on how I can avoid this? Thank you.
Alivardi (talk) 00:59, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Alivardi, there's a handy website that produces citations for Google Books (including less unwieldy URLs). Schazjmd (talk) 01:01, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Damn that was fast. Thank you!
Alivardi (talk) 01:05, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

(edit conflict)

It's the quote marks (") in the url.
with the quote marks:
[https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=u2EkAQAAIAAJ&dq=men+of+medina&focus=searchwithinvolume&q="whose+mother+was+Sukayna+bint+al-Husayn+ibn+Ali"]"whose+mother+was+Sukayna+bint+al-Husayn+ibn+Ali"
without the quote marks:
[https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=u2EkAQAAIAAJ&dq=men+of+medina&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=whose+mother+was+Sukayna+bint+al-Husayn+ibn+Ali][2]
with the quote marks percent encoded:
[https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=u2EkAQAAIAAJ&dq=men+of+medina&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22whose+mother+was+Sukayna+bint+al-Husayn+ibn+Ali%22][3]
Trappist the monk (talk) 01:06, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
@Trappist the monk: I'm not very familiar with percent encoding. Would typing "%22" in place of quotation marks work in all scenarios? That's the impression I'm getting from the article page but I just wanted to be certain.
Alivardi (talk) 01:16, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
In urls with quote marks that haven't worked right for me, replacing them with %22 has worked for me. Re: your: in all scenarios? That's a lot of scenarios so I cannot say for sure that this will always work.
Trappist the monk (talk) 01:34, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
That's probably the best response I can expect from a non-omniscient being, so I'll take what I can get. Thank you!
Alivardi (talk) 01:46, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Croatian language[edit]

Croatian language is just Croatian, not "Serbo-Croatian" which is just Serbian language (both in latin and cyrilic). Whoever wrote this lie should learn the facts because there was NEVER officially Serbo-Croatian language, except during Communist regime lead by Josip Broz Tito. Also, there was never "Croato-Serbian" which cannot be found at Wikipedia as topic. So, if you want to make Wikipedia better, remove incorrections about Croatian language (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian_language) and completely remove so called "Serbo-Croatian" which was used only AS TERM (in Serbia) during Communist Yugoslavia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbo-Croatian) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.138.42.104 (talk) 01:30, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

The terminology that is used in the articles is that of the study of linguistics. Wikipedia reports what reliable sources say about these language families. Academic linguistics sources classify Serbo-Croatian as a sort of super-language to which Croatian belongs. Which of these are "official" doesn't really matter, because we don't particularly care what governments report or classify, we care what academics say. Unless you can provide reliable sources that back up your claims, the article will stay as is. Captain Eek Edits Ho Cap'n! 05:58, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Jarred rome[edit]

Hello, I am the mother of Jarred Rome. It broke my heart to see the picture you placed of him on his page. There are a lot of amazing pictures of him throwing. Please change the picture of him. Please for me.

Thank you Jarred’s mother — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:601:9900:9E20:8474:D494:B1EF:47D9 (talk) 05:27, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

The picture was added as it was the only one we had. All photos added to Wikipedia must meet our copyright standards, per the image use policy. If you would like a better photo added, you can add one yourself, or work with an experienced editor to include a photo of yours. Only photos that you personally took can generally be uploaded, unless the photographer explicitly releases their copyright to the photo. If you have a good photo that you took, please let us know and we can help it get included. If you do not have a good photo, but know a photographer who does, reach out to them and ask if they would be willing to donate a photo and release it by a license called CC-BY-SA or other appropriate free use license. (Note to other editors: I took a look on Flickr but found nothing free. If you can find a free image elsewhere, please do!) Captain Eek Edits Ho Cap'n! 05:45, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

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

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sia1212 (talkcontribs) 07:17, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Sia1212, I've fixed it for you. You accidentally placed an empty ref tag at the top of the page. ~~ OxonAlex - talk 07:59, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Omission/Suggested Addition to "C-5 Galaxy"[edit]

Sirs:

The C-5 Galaxy page omits a serious incident in the area of the page that identifies such occurances. I was the Pilot-in-Command and the Instructor Pilot of a C-5 that caught fire in flight during a training mission at Travis AFB in December 1988. All crewmembers survived, but the aircraft suffered extensive damage, having take almost an hour to extinguish the flames. My crew did an outstanding job identifying the fire (some 120 feet away from the cockpit in this giant aircraft, and in a remote compartment), executed emergency procedures perfectly, and then conducted an evacuation. The only injury was smoke inhalation of one crewmember. The aircraft eventually flew again (Tail #70-0450) but is now "retired" at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.

There are several articles that document the event, so it is curious that it is not listed on your page. Here is just one: https://www.upi.com/Archives/1988/12/31/Fire-broke-out-on-a-huge-Air-Force-C-5A/9863599547600/

Sincerely,

Col Joseph V. Fagan, Jr, USAF, Ret — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.179.162.6 (talk) 09:33, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing out that omission and thank you for including a source. I have gone ahead and added it to the article, although I'm wondering if the article even needs that list of incidents involving the aircraft. At any rate, it's there now. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 13:05, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Atatürk Üniversitesinin Kurumsal Kimlik Reformu[edit]

Merhaba Atatürk Üniversitesinin kurumsal kimlik standartlarında bir değişim söz konusu, daha güncel bilgiler için aşağıdaki linkten yararlanabilirsiniz. https://atauni.edu.tr/kurumsal-kimlik-1/kurumsal — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.183.216.20 (talk) 13:40, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

This is the English language Wikipedia. Perhaps you are looking for the Turkish Wikipedia? --David Biddulph (talk) 13:48, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Additionally, we don't really follow corporate identity standards - our policy is to use commonly used names (WP:UCRN). ~~ OxonAlex - talk 14:12, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

About my editing history[edit]

Hii folks, to whomsoever, it may concern.

I edited a page in the past but got no notification of it being accepted or rejected. I tried viewing the edit history but to my dismay, I couldn't find any editing from my account. How would I come to know what happened with my edits or if they were accepted or not?

Here's the link to the page I contributed to. I corrected basic spelling mistakes and helped with sentence framing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pictureoverlord (talkcontribs) 14:12, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Pictureoverlord, your edit history is at Special:Contributions/Pictureoverlord - are you looking for something not on there? The only circumstance where that should occur is if you have editing a page that has subsequently been deleted (only admins can see deleted contributions).
For the vast majority of edits (but not making new pages), there is no approval or rejection. Other editors could undo your edits, but there is no process of accepting edits. (with the exception of some pages at a higher risk of vandalism) ~~ OxonAlex - talk 14:27, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
 Administrator note: I don't see any deleted contributions. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 17:45, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Pictureoverloard Are these the changes you're referring to? As OxonAlex said above, there is no approval or rejection for most edits. It looks like there was no immediate reverting of your edits, so by that measure one could say they were approved. On the other hand, there have been many edits to the article since yours, and it's difficult to say if any portion of the text that you changed is still exactly as you left it. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 14:32, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

(edit conflict)@Pictureoverlord: Hello, your only edit from the account used to post here was to the Peaky Bliders page, seen here. This is likely a heavily edited page and will quickly change. Having said that, not all of your eidts were good ones. Contents of references shoud contain titles as used in the source, even if they are incorrect, and please also see WP:ENGVAR for UK and U.S. spelling variations. From that link, if you click 'next edit', you will see that some changes were altered in the very next edit. (Please sign your posts on talk pages by using four tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 14:35, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

New full automatic backup of Wikipedia into archive.is[edit]

Fortunately, there is a relatively high number of Wikipedia's articles, which are copied into archive.is. This is expecially useful in countries where Internet and Wikipedia itself are censored, allowing users to bypass the Internet firewall and blacklisted websites with some kind of HTTP tunnel.

The last backup of wikipedia is updated to March 2015 and it seems to be a full automatic copy. After four years, it has to be hopefully repeated and updated to the current online version of Wikipedia. Maybe, in multiple languages, not uniquely in the English one. Hope it helps. Kind regards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.14.138.68 (talk) 16:51, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Veena Malik image[edit]

Would anybody be willing to deal with this edit request in a responsible way? I would prefer to stay out of the discussion. Thanks! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 17:43, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

I went ahead and switched the image. The previous one was not very good, and was also a publicity photo. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 18:45, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Draft declined[edit]

I made a draft and submitted for getting published but it was declined. As i am new here, i need some help from the experts to let me know my mistakes and make me able to publish the draft as well. The name of the draft is "Arijit Das". Please help me out. Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sudhabindudas2012 (talkcontribs) 18:18, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

In the feedback messages on the draft and on your user talk page the words in blue are wikilinks to more detailed advice. I notice also that the draft has not been edited for more than 6 months and is therefore eligible for speedy deletion under criterion G13, so if you wish to proceed with the draft it would be wise for you to make at least some simple amendments to address some of the problems identified. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:27, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
@Sudhabindudas2012: I have done some quick 'cleaning up' of the draft, (date formats, duplicated links, punc. before refs etc.) which will postpone the G13 process mentioned by David. Please ensure that you develop the article further or if you find you cannot, you can request its deletion by placing {{Db-g7}} at the top opf the page. (Please sign your posts on talk pages by using four tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 18:48, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Courtesy link Draft:Arijit Das TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 19:19, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

My article is stuck on Draft[edit]

I published an article about a film and stage director who asked me to make his Wikipedia page, but it got stuck in draft. I would like to know why and have it published as soon as possible, please. Can anyone help me? He's asking me about it.

I would also like to know how to change the article's name, since he is most known by his first and last name (Alberto Espino), but not his whole name. This is the article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Alberto_Luis_Espino_de_la_Pe%C3%B1a — Preceding unsigned comment added by Circuloalcuadrado (talkcontribs) 21:17, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

@Circuloalcuadrado: You can place {{subst:submit}} on the draft to submit it for review. You also need to disclose if you are being paid. See WP:COI and WP:PAID. There is a long backlog for draft reviews, so please be patient. RudolfRed (talk) 21:26, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Wiki page[edit]

I want to create wiki page for https://statusphobia.com/ but it doesn't allow me.. Kindly guide Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uk 55555 (talkcontribs) 21:50, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Uk 55555 Wikipedia has articles, not mere "pages". Your edit history does not have any deleted contributions, so I think what is happening is that you are finding out that new accounts cannot directly create articles; your account must be at least four days old and have 10 or more edits. You will need to use Articles for Creation to submit a draft for review before it it placed in the encyclopedia; however, many new users don't realize how challenging it is to successfully write a new article. I would suggest that you read Your First Article and use the new user tutorial to get an idea of how Wikipedia operates. It's also good to get some experience under your belt editing existing articles, to get a feel for how Wikipedia operates.
In this case, this website will need to have been significantly written about in independent reliable sources that show how it meets Wikipedia's special definition of a notable website. Not every website meets the criteria to merit an article on Wikipedia. 331dot (talk) 21:56, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

I'm getting mixed messages[edit]

So off-wiki, I gotten a message about: What do you try to do by approaching a user that doesn't respond much to messages. It is related to here, with the page creator. While at the same time there is a WP:AN/I issue with them. Then I'm not sure where to respond my inquiry at? One issue is with a user that edits but doesn't respond well. Then the second is, if the user included info, it was added too soon and an IP thinks it's WP:OR. Unblue box (talk) 22:01, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Unblue box, I'm not quite sure I understand your question. What user is this regarding? What page is this regarding? What is the ANI issue? If you can provide WP:DIFFs of the issue, folks can help out much better. Captain Eek Edits Ho Cap'n! 23:22, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
It was regarding at this link. It took me a while to read some of the talk pages to connect the dots. Unblue box (talk) 23:26, 22 October 2019 (UTC)


October 23[edit]

Help:Cite errors/Cite error included ref[edit]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Newyorkartists (talkcontribs) 23 October 2019 00:49 (UTC)

@Newyorkartists: On the assumption that this relates to Draft:Borzu Ravan, there are no reference errors showing at the page. However, what you will need to do, is place the references inline at the points in the text to which they refer. See WP:REFB for a guide to how to do this and WP:CITET for templates to use. Note that refs should be independent of the subject. Occupations should not be capitalised but 'September' should be. Please study carefully the links at your talk page particularly with regard to the manual of style and also see WP:YFA for help with articles.
To save time I will decline the page as it stands and add more detail in the declinature notice. If this is an autobiography please read that page together with why this is not always a good idea and if you have any connection with the subject read WP:COI and WP:PAID and make any necessary disclosures.
Your username possibly indicates that it refers to ,more than one person, which is not allowed. Accounts cannot be shared. Please clarify and request a change if necessary. (Please sign your posts on talk pages by using four tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 05:23, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

How to create an article for a name that already exists?![edit]

Hi, I am trying to figure out how to create an article for a name that already exists?

There are at least 10 articles already for the name that I want to create an article for, what should I do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexjnoah (talkcontribs) 02:08, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

It isn't possible to have two articles with identical titles, so those 10 or more about 'the same name' must all be different in some way. If you're talking about a person's name, such as John Smith, the usual way to make each article title unique is to qualify the name with a succinct description in parentheses, such as John Smith (painter), John Smith (boxer), John Smith (composer), etc. (I just made up those examples). These are then all listed on a 'Disambiguation page' with the undifferentiated name as title, so that people who search on 'John Smith' are taken there and can check through the list for the person they're looking for (as you'll see if you click on the link above). For names other than personal names, similar expedients are used. We could probably give better advice if you tell us what the name in question is. {The poster formerly known as 87.81.230.195} 90.200.41.118 (talk) 03:06, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
If there's more than one 'John Smith (occupation)' then one often-used way to disambiguate is to use the year of birth... (then month). Eagleash (talk) 06:57, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

help with formatting[edit]

I have a couple questions regarding formatting. Should references in/out [1]. or .[1]? Should references be only located at the end of the sentence or linked to the part of the statement they refer to? If a sentence uses more that one citation do you include both at the end? Should numbers have a comma (1,000) or no comma (1000) Do you have suggestions for links to other wiki articles, is there a rule regarding what to link to other wiki articles? RettK (talk) 03:32, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

RettK, Per WP:REFPUNC, they should go out, such as .[1] Usually they should be at the end of the sentence they support, although they may be in the middle in unusual circumstances. If a sentence has multiple citations, you include them all at the end. Numbers should have commas. See WP:WIKILINK for the guide on "WikiLinking". Generally, you link an item only once in an article, and only the first time you mention it. Do not link obvious things, like the Sun. Only link if you think it would help a reader by being there. Hope that helps! Captain Eek Edits Ho Cap'n! 04:49, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Thank you CaptainEek! — Preceding unsigned comment added by RettK (talkcontribs) 05:10, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Problem with an administrator[edit]

Hi. Where is the correct place for me to go, if I am having a problem with an administrator? Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 04:28, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Joseph A. Spadaro, well first I would try talking it out with the admin, or requesting a form of dispute resolution. If that is not sufficient, then open a thread at WP:ANI, the noticeboard for incidents. Please make sure to keep your report concise, use WP:DIFFs, and stay WP:CIVIL. Captain Eek Edits Ho Cap'n! 04:40, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
Huh? Thanks. But I didn't understand a word you said. Too much "alphabet soup" -- and Wikipedia "jargon" -- with which I am not familiar. Where is the correct place for me to go to? Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 04:43, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
Joseph A. Spadaro, Go to WP:ANI. Captain Eek Edits Ho Cap'n! 04:46, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
I'm assuming this is about the impeachment thread at the refdesk, so I feel beholden to inform you that there the refdesks are essentially not really part of Wikipedia in that they ignore quite a number of our basic policies and basically work entirely under their own rules that the rest of us don't particualrly know or care about, so admins who work in the "real" encyclopedia have little to no interest in wading into the various feuds that erupt there. Quora or Reddit might be better places for such a discussion as they aren't half-in-and-half-out of an encyclopedia project. Beeblebrox (talk) 06:46, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
I'd point out that in any case, if you open an ANI thread without first talking to the user concern on their talk page about your concerns, expect a negative reception. Likewise if you open an ANI thread but provide no diffs. In other words, if you can't understand what CaptainEek said, don't expect to get very far at ANI. Nil Einne (talk) 09:00, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

What to reference[edit]

time is limited, if immediate answer is'nt, I would just leave, sorry 122.197.12.190 (talk) 06:31, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
Hi,I can reply right now, but I can't answer anything as your question is very unclear. What exactly do you need help with? If it is regarding how to add references to Wikipedia articles, this page should tell you what you need to know. If it's something else please post a clearer question identifying what specific help you need editing Wikipedia. Beeblebrox (talk) 06:35, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Need Help Uploading an Image[edit]

I need someone who has completed ten edits or more in Wikipedia to upload an image and text for me. Thanks for your help and thanks again in advance. Looking forward to your reply. Wiki User > Namronpb — Preceding unsigned comment added by Namronpb (talkcontribs) 07:20, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Wrong logo KTH[edit]

Hi, On our Wikipedia page we have an old logotype that we want to replace. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work to upload our logo. How should I do?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTH_Royal_Institute_of_Technology

BR Malin — Preceding unsigned comment added by Malinsoderkv (talkcontribs) 07:38, 23 October 2019 (UTC)