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is there any way to put two or more links on one tab, using the standard template for tab headers, {{start tab}}? Here is one example of this template: User:Sm8900/tab header.

Please ping me when you reply. thanks!!!! --Sm8900 (talk) 04:30, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

@Sm8900: This can be done on tab n with freeform-n = yes. Here is an example to add a tab 9 with two links on separate lines:
| freeform-9          = yes
| link-9              = User:Sm8900/user boxes
| link2-9             = User:Sm8900/Awards and recognition
| tab-9               = [[User:Sm8900/user boxes|User boxes]]<br />[[User:Sm8900/Awards and recognition|Awards]]
When freeform-9 = yes, tab-9 can be anything to place on the tab. The only purpose of link-9 and link2-9 is to determine when the tab will be styled differently to indicate you are on one of the pages. link-9 and link2-9 are not used to make links when freeform-9 = yes. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:07, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
wow, that is good to know. thanks!!! --Sm8900 (talk) 01:14, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

March 30

I was assigned there from 1968 to 1970 in the 1922nd Comm Sq., Lt Col Frank Ely, 1922nd Comm Squadron Commander

Williams AFB AZ

I was assigned there from 1968 to 1970 in the 1922nd Comm Sq. Lt Col Frank Ely, 1922nd Comm Squadron Commander — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:55, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

What change do you think we should make, and to which article? The 1922d is listed in the Williams Air Force Base article. -Arch dude (talk) 03:22, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Mixed-up authority control-links

Hello in the stub-article about the swedish slong track speed skater (Per Bengtsson) there is a mix up of authority control links most of them are not for the speed skater I believe, there was a merging on wikidata between a the speed skater and another swedish guy (Per Bengtsson (Q5570332)) with the same name and same birthyear, but different birthdate and birthmonth. For example the VIAF profilelink shows both wikidata names, and that is where I think the fault has been developing further on to other authority control profile-links. Since I'm not that much into these kinda profile-links since I don't really understand them. I only know the speed skater a little bit, and people I know in the speed skating family confirms that these two guys are not the same person. So what to to ? Anyone ? Best regards Migrant (talk) 03:39, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

In the family section, ref number 35 is largely in red (the quote) please leave it in but it needs to be in black. I cannot do it myself on this device. thanks175.33.49.35 (talk) 05:35, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Fixed -- John of Reading (talk) 06:34, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Need to fix my user name

I've been signed up to Wikipedia since 2007 and I can't believe I didn't notice a small but signifigant error in my user name here on Wikipedia. My user name as it currently is is "Rricci42". I wish to change it to "RRicci428" (the 2nd `r' is capitalized). I can't find a way to fix this. Can someone tell me how to fix this? TIA Rricci428 (talk) 11:10, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

@Rricci428: See Wikipedia:Changing username. Ian.thomson (talk) 11:14, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
@Ian.thomson: Thanks for the QUICK response. I could have held my breath from the time I posted that and your response!

Edit for clarity? How to question

I questioned how something was worded in an entry (Steve?) because that sentence needs work but I could not find where to ask for it to be reviewed. Do you have a mechanism for that? The sentence in question has someone (Steve, apparently) running somewhere--yet nowhere else above that sentence do I see any mention of Steve. Who is Steve? To make it more confusing, the sentence goes on to mention Stephen someone. Are they the same person? Someone wrote to me my change had been undone. Well, yeah. It's been changed back to the same confusing content. Is it common practice to just let errors or confusion stand until or unless someone has the definitive answer? How does one ask for others to at least take a look at something? The entry in question is — Preceding unsigned comment added by ElleCeeEditor (talkcontribs) 11:52, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

@ElleCeeEditor: Your edit was undone by 3125A with this edit as all it did was insert a question mark after the name 'Steve'. Although the content may appear confusing to you this is not the way to draw attention to it. It does not really help and appears unencyclopedic to the reader. It would probably be considered 'talking' within the article. For future reference, you can use a template like so {{clarify|date= month year}} placed, within the source, immediately after the confusing content. The place to discuss this is at the article talk page or at the talk page of the reverting editor. (See the link to their page at the end of the message they sent you). Please sign your posts on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~). THank you. Eagleash (talk) 12:10, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
@ElleCeeEditor: I have ascertained, via a look through the page history, that 'Steve' was the son of Lassandro's criminal accomplice. This fact had become removed from the page at some point as it was also displayed in an unencyclopedic way. Eagleash (talk) 12:32, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Momo (food)

Your information about ‘Momo’ is completely wrong. Momo is not at all related to India. It is a typical food from Nepal. You guys Definitely need to do more research on this. Nepal is not advance in technology so you will probably find less article from nepal and more from india. but that doesn’t mean it is related to India. Nepal and India is a different country, you cant write Indian for anything that is related to Nepal.

When i search Momo, it says ‘Indian Dish’. This is so wrong. It is a typical ‘Nepali Dish’. I studied in India and no-one knew what Momo was. Lately it is getting popular in India but this does not mean it is originated or related. I was in India for 4 years (2010-2014) and travelled almost all part of India and no one knew what Momo was. Not even a vegetarian MoMo. I am vegetarian and i had Momo since my childhood, in my home-country, Nepal. And Indian people only started eating Momo probably 5 years before. There are thousands of Nepali student in India and they craved for eating Momo While they are in India and they had to cook themself to satisfy their hunger of Momo. because Indian restaurant never know what it was And never used to sell . Some of the Nepali Who lived in India used to sell it in streets but only when Nepali people demands. But now a days Indian people have learned the test of Momo and it is getting popular. Go to Nepal and you will see what exactly Momo is for Nepali people. It is everywhere, street, restaurant, 5star hotel. You probably have to walk few steps to find another momo shop. And the spices used in it is not indian spices, it has typical Nepali species. Esecially in ‘Momo jhol’ (this is like a sauce). You can smell Momo everywhere in Nepal. Nepali people can’t leave without momo. and your information says it is Indian dish. Get some knowledge before you write anything. Because Wikipedia is momething people around the world read. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:07, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Where do you search on Momo to see "Indian Dish"?. It is not in Momo (food) which mentions several countries including Nepal many times. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:29, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Hey, welcome to Wikipedia! The article Momo (food) lists the dish as being native to "Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, North Indian region of Ladakh". It is true that Google calls it an Indian dish, but that's not decided by Wikipedia. If you want to change how Google lists it, you can request so by Googling "momo dish" and then clicking "Feedback" under the box on the right. If you disagree with the Wikipedia article, you are welcome to iniate a discussion at Talk:Momo (food). Again, welcome to Wikipedia! Best, MrClog (talk) 14:33, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
I only tried a Google search on Momo and got Momo Challenge hoax in Google's box. I do get Momo (food) on "momo dish". Our stock answer:
Symbol move vote.svg Are you by any chance referring to a photo or text shown to the right of a Google search? Google's Knowledge Graph uses a wide variety of sources. There may be a text paragraph ending with "Wikipedia" to indicate that particular text was copied from Wikipedia. An image and other text before or after the Wikipedia excerpt may be from sources completely unrelated to Wikipedia. We have no control over how Google presents our information, but Google's Knowledge Graph has a "Feedback" link where anyone can mark a field as wrong.. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:29, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Want to know why an article was PROD in 2007

The article is List of sprinters. Why was this article deleted?—Naddruf (talk ~ contribs) 14:54, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

The reason given in the PROD is: "this article is simply unmanageable and could run into tens of thousands of names, providing little (if any) useful content". 331dot (talk) 14:56, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Which would be covered by the policy WP:NOTDIRECTORY - X201 (talk) 15:01, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
@Naddruf: The category system is better-suited for such things. See Category:Sprinters for all the sprinters, arranged in sub-categories by country and gender. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 15:07, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
I don't agree with that. There is a reason to show the sprinters who won medals at major international competitions. I'm making the article because you can find the sprinters who were active in a particular period, those who won gold medals, and you can also look them up by a name and see how many there are by country. With this list you don't have to click through all the articles to find the major facts about them. It's not going to be tens of thousands, it will be several hundred. I am aware of the categories but using them to help build the articles. If you look in WP:NOTDIRECTORY, it says it is appropriate if the people are significantly associated and contribute to the topic. Maybe I can shorten the accomplishments section to just include the events and the timespan in which they won medals, instead of all the medals. Also see Wikipedia:Categories, lists, and navigation templates. —Naddruf (talk ~ contribs) 15:38, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
The deleted page was just two alphabetical lists of 126 male and 18 female sprinters with an article link and country abbreviation. Category:Male sprinters and Category:Female sprinters give the same info but for far more sprinters with no need to maintain separate lists. There may be ways to make a more meaningful list but note we already have pages like 100 metres at the Olympics#Medal summary and 100 metres at the World Championships in Athletics#Medalists. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:45, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Take a look at Draft:List of sprinters.—Naddruf (talk ~ contribs) 15:51, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
It's certainly better than the deleted page but when it's all about medals, I would like sortable columns for number of gold, silver, bronze and total, like List of multiple Olympic medalists. Abbreviations or Gold medal – first place Silver medal – second place Bronze medal – third place would be OK to make narrow columns. PrimeHunter (talk) 16:32, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestions. I can make sortable columns for number of medals, and another column that lists all events they won medals in (which consists of 60 m, 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 4x100 m relay, 4x400 m relay, and possibly some imperial distances), and one more column for years from beginning to end of their wins. I'm not sure whether it's necessary to segregate Olympics, World Championships, World Indoor Championships, and World/Continental Cup. These criteria were copied from List of middle-distance runners.—Naddruf (talk ~ contribs) 16:48, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
I think a column listing if they have held a world record (in 100, 200, or 400) would also be good.—Naddruf (talk ~ contribs) 16:52, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
It sounds like a lot of work (I'm not doing it) and a wide table. I would be OK with the combined medal counts. The year of first/last medal appears more relevant to me than lifespan here. I think only one of them is needed to give an indication of their era, and death year seems less important for people known for achievements as young. PrimeHunter (talk) 17:05, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, but I'm doing it (over time). I'll start adjusting the lifespan to years active and make only one set of medals.—Naddruf (talk ~ contribs) 17:08, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
@Naddruf: My original response was related to the plain meaning of the title, i.e., "List of [all] sprinters". The title should better reflect the specific criteria for the list. How about something like "List of medalist sprinters"? —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 17:47, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Ok, that title would be okay.—Naddruf (talk ~ contribs) 18:41, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

What links to Xenon 2: Megablast

Why are the talk pages of pretty much every article related to computers suddenly linking to Xenon 2: Megablast? JIP | Talk 15:11, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

@JIP: The {{WikiProject Video games}} talk page banner transcludes {{WPVG announcements}}, which then transcludes a list of "good article" nominees. Click "show" to expand the wikiproject banner and then "show" again to expand the "Summary of Video games WikiProject open tasks". -- John of Reading (talk) 15:19, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

2020 coronavirus pandemic in New Mexico

my name is hubert allen and i am following covid19 in new mexico - who is posting? Love to chat with them thx [Redacted] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:8C3:4000:9C0:1B3:EF65:658B:C5D1 (talk) 15:57, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

The article talk page would be the best place to ask. See Talk:2020_coronavirus_pandemic_in_New_Mexico - X201 (talk) 16:02, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, that's not what Wikipedia is for, unless you are chatting about how to improve the article. Please read WP:NOT. However, you may be able to find one of the Wikipedians working on the article (view the article's history or look at the article's talk page) and then go to their user talk page, and ask them to contact you on social media or e-mail. -Arch dude (talk) 16:16, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error ref no input

I'm trying to add a reference to the article "TAY SACHS Disease. I have a reference: Fraikor, Arlene L. "TAY SACHS Disease: Genetic Drift Among the AShkenazin Jews. Social Biology 1977, V.24. No.2, pp117-134. It could be reference number 63 in the reference section and the superscript number needs to be added after the sentence where the error is cited. Thanks

Goldsilver5979 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Goldsilver5979 (talkcontribs) 16:02, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

You'll find advice at Help:Referencing for beginners. --David Biddulph (talk) 16:41, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Where can I find articles that are known to not have promotional language?

I'm working on a project that uses machine learning, and as part of the training dataset I need a lot of articles that are known to not have promotional language. Any ideas for where I could find this? My first thought was WP:Good articles, but these articles aren't representative of an "average" Wikipedia article (they are usually a lot longer). I also thought that Category:Wikipedia protected pages might work, but there are very few there in comparison to good articles. Merlin04talkcontribs 16:54, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

@Merlin04: It's hard to prove a negative. You might be able to train an AI on (revisions of) articles that have been flagged as being promotional and then have it look at our entire corpus of articles that have not been flagged, to see what the differences are. As a guess articles in certain categories (bands, businesses) with certain characteristics (recent creation dates about recently-created entities) will pop right up to the front. -Arch dude (talk) 17:27, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
I would add that if you are looking specifically to avoid promotional language, articles on historical topics (pre-1950) are less likely to contain promotionalism, especially if you exclude articles about extant companies, living people, and people who died in the last 30-50 years. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 18:54, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
As a crude filter, any article that has two or more of the words listed at WP:PEACOCK is suspect. Except of course for the help desk, which is the legendary, best, great, acclaimed, iconic, visionary, outstanding, leading resource for help about Wikipedia. -Arch dude (talk) 19:01, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Would there be a way to get the top 25,000 articles (by page views) from Wikipedia? From there I could try filtering out articles with words at WP:PEACOCK and ones in categories that could have a higher chance of being promotional. I found the MediaWiki RESTBase API, but it can only give me the top 1000 articles by views over a month. Merlin04talkcontribs 23:27, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Creating a wikipedia article

Hi, I want to create a wikipedia article on Corona virus. Will wikipedia accept it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:15, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

We already have several articles on many aspects of the coronavirus such as 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic and Coronavirus disease 2019, among dozens of others. 331dot (talk) 19:19, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Is a disambiguation page needed?

Is some type of disambiguation page needed for Birx and Deborah Birx? Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 21:01, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

intitle:Birx revealed we have Birx (surname). It's small but it seems the one to link if Deborah Birx isn't commonly known as just "Birx". I have added {{for|the surname|Birx (surname)}}.[1] PrimeHunter (talk) 21:25, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Tables - layout

Hello! I'm working on a table (in my sandbox at present) and have two points I'd be grateful for help with. First, there is an extra, thin column on the right hand side of the table that I can't get rid of, and secondly I can't work out how to get text in selected cells to indent. (I've looked at Help:Table but couldn't work out how to apply the code mentioned there.) I've got the relevant cells aligned right at the moment, but aligned left and indented would be better. Pointers on either or both of these little problems would be most gratefully received. Tim riley talk 21:52, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

@Tim riley: "Suite in Three Keys" has a cell too much. This creates an extra column. It's easy to spot in Firefox because it's the only row where the cell in that column is surrounded by horizontal lines. Other browsers may render it differently. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:31, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
PrimeHunter, than you so much. Your advice worked a treat! Tim riley talk 22:34, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Edit source

For some stupid reason sometimes when i try to edit it says edit source which takes me to something that is confusing to me instead of just letting me editHomeofthething (talk) 23:43, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

You do seem confused. In "My pages | Preferences | Editing", make sure that "Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta" isn't checked. -- Hoary (talk) 02:54, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

March 31

How do I make a redirect?

Trying to do 1 but don't know how? Help? New3400 (talk) 00:55, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

@New3400: See Wikipedia:Redirect. If you want help on something then try writing it after WP: in the search box. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:06, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Berney baronets

In this second last line - In December 1921, the funeral cortege of Lady Berney of Parkehall (nee Jane Dorothy Bloxham), widow of Sir Henry Hanson Berney, 9th Baronet, reportedly..... - please place an accent over two words - cortege and nee. Thanks - I cannot get it on right. (talk) 04:16, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Done Rojomoke (talk) 04:32, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Free vandalism

Hello Sir Madam, Greetings!

I noticed that "User: Joanrivers" only created an account just to attack wikipedia pages. His first edit was to nominate this page for deletion. He even added (2nd nomination) and went ahead to vandalize the page removing some references and also nominated another pages for deletion.

(Please see the attached Screenshot )

This is quite sad and discouraging for me at this time of COVID-19 crisis. Is this how the English wikipedia platform works?

Thanks & Regards Ashish VermaAshish Verma 9891 (talk) 06:04, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Joanrivers has had an account for over five years. The first item on her contribution list is to nominate Bhanu Srivastav (not this page) for deletion. I can see no evidence of vandalism by her. I do find it odd that for a five-year-old account of a clearly competent editor, the contributions list only goes back one day. Maproom (talk) 07:02, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

@Maproom : That user has multiple accounts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashish Verma 9891 (talkcontribs) 07:39, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

A first look at the article Bhanu Srivastav suggested to me that it was junk. (I've already removed a pair of sentences that come with a bogus reference.) If the article turns out to be complete junk, this does not necessary mean that the biographee should have no article. However, nominating this article for deletion hardly looks to me like vandalism. -- Hoary (talk) 08:14, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Ashish Verma 9891, a checkuser has blocked the account as possibly compromised. However, this doesn't remove the deletion processes, especially as it seems they had merit. ~~ Alex Noble/1-2/TRB 11:11, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Berney baronets

Please add the accent over the word nee at the end of the family history section. Thanks and sorry again. (talk) 09:05, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Done (although the noteworthiness of the subject matter quite eludes me). What is the device that you are using? -- Hoary (talk) 09:47, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Template glitching out wierdly

Hi, I created {{NoSig}} to help editors at the Teahouse remind users to sign their talk messages. It's such a simple template but it is glitching out and causing signatures that go after the template to be put in <sub> for some reason. Like this:
{{NoSig}} ~~~~
Producing this: Remember to sign your messages with four tildes, like this: ~~~~ — Yours, BᴇʀʀᴇʟʏTalkContribs 17:23, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
I thought it was because it wasn't being substituted but I can't figure out how to make the template automatically substitute without manually putting in the prefix. Can someone help? — Yours, BᴇʀʀᴇʟʏTalkContribs 17:23, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Templates should place <noinclude>...</noinclude> so no unwanted line breaks are in the output. That often means to start or end on an existing line with text. I have edited the template but we already have {{Uw-tilde}}. PrimeHunter (talk) 17:43, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia User Level 2

Hello Wikipedia Foundation,

My name is Daric Erminôte and I join wikipedia in order to write my biography because many people asked me to do it. As I understood, a Wikipedia Level 2 user is required to write a self biography, and many references required in order to process the publication.

I went on google and I wrote the keyword "wikipedia writer" and I pick a random writer that promise to me to write on my draft; he was promising 150$ for it and honestly they did not done anything, I been scammed from fake reviews.

I would ask you how to arrange a level 2 account on wikipedia without publishing anything and without modifying public pages because actually nobody ask me help.

Looking forward remote help or the guideline to work properly on my account.

Regard, Daric Erminôte — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daric erminote (talkcontribs) 19:44, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

@Daric erminote: we don't have user levels, so please clarify what you mean by that. You should read WP:AUTO before attempting to write an autobiography. RudolfRed (talk) 19:47, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Actually it is unclear.. I can't even upload photos. Can I ask you help on this Draft? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daric erminote (talkcontribs) 19:53, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

@Daric erminote: Again, please read the autobiography policy to learn why writing about yourself is strongly discouraged here. Wikipedia is not interested in what you want to say about yourself, only in what others say about you, if you meet Wikipedia's special definition of a notable person. This is not social media where we tell about ourselves. The rules here may be different than those of the Italian Wikipedia or other language versions. 331dot (talk) 19:59, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

I saw many people not that notable on wikipedia, honestly I believe my argument is more interesting than many on wikipedia, but of course I realized nobody want to add me on wikipedia because of notoriety of whatever. Some people really kindly asked me to check on how to add myself on wikipedia, but nobody want to help me and I am not really interested to become a writer; I really believe it is helpful to recognize information but it is not a priority. Now, if you believe it is right to help me, fine! If you don't then I will wait someone that has interesting in marketing to add me on wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daric erminote (talkcontribs) 20:06, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

@Daric erminote: We are helping you by telling you that what you want to do is not advisable. Wikipedia prefers that independent editors write articles, as people naturally write favorably about themselves. If you hire someone to write for you, they must comply with the paid editing policy and tell that you are paying them. You should not hand over any money until you see the finished article- and be advised that whomever you pay cannot make any guarantees. 331dot (talk) 20:09, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

We pay only for warranties, that is the reason why we make great things. I already saw what happen trusting wikipedia and his writers, scammers in-sum. Of course nobody is working for free, but a warranty is required. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daric erminote (talkcontribs) 20:12, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

@Daric erminote:, you aren't understanding the advice here. DO NOT DO THIS. Do not create "your own page". Do not ask another person to create "your page". Most certainly do not pay another person to create "your page." No matter how many people ask you to. Articles on Wikipedia are not social media profiles and there is no such thing as "your page" to begin with. If you are notable according to this site's guidelines, some one will create an article about you anyway. I hope this helps. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 20:52, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Daric erminote, in addition to what others have said: if at some time English Wikipedia has an article about you (whoever writes it), it will not be your article, you will not have control over the contents, it will not necessarily say what you want it to say, and nearly all its contents will be based upon what people who are not connected with you have written about you, in reliably published places. Please see the essay WP:An article about yourself isn't necessarily a good thing. --ColinFine (talk) 21:00, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
You might find the website more suitable for your purpose.--Shantavira|feed me 09:12, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

How to get an article?

Hello Wikipedia, I really would like to know, how we can get an Article about our Game project in development Scars of Honor. I can provide all kinds of information. My question is do I create the Article somehow or the editors of Wikipedia?Puffymuffinz9 (talk) 20:13, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Puffymuffinz9 To be frank, Wikipedia is not concerned with whether you want an article about your project or not. Wikipedia summarizes what independent reliable sources with significant coverage state about article subjects that meet Wikipedia's special definition of notability. Wikipedia is not interested in what an article subject wants to say about itself. Typically, articles are written by independent editors who take note of a subject in reliable sources and choose to write about it. You would have a conflict of interest if you attempted to write about it yourself- you would also need to declare as a paid editor. 331dot (talk) 20:17, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Linking non-profit vs profit content

I recall there is a policy or guideline we should favor non-profit content over for-profit, when possible. For example linking to a free online library copy of a book vs. .. where would that be discussed? -- GreenC 20:30, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello, GreenC. I think what you are looking for it WP:AFFILIATE. --ColinFine (talk) 21:03, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
ColinFine thank you very much. -- GreenC 21:40, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
I am not aware of any policy that says we should favor non-profit content over for-profit, or vice versa. But as an editor, I have observed that people representing a business often feel slightly apologetic about using Wikipedia to promote it, whereas people representing a non-profit often show a sense of entitlement, which makes them harder to work with. Maproom (talk) 22:32, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
It's also progressively annoying to see such paid "non-profit"ers refer to Amazon, when they really mean Google Books, which provides scans for many non-profit institutions, including, the organisation that seems to pay Wikipedia and Wikimedia 'volunteers' to mass push links in as many articles and file pages as possible. (And of course Google has also been providing many pictures from the Google Art Project, yet some rather frame them as our biggest enemy.) I'm not sure whether it would be compatible with WP:AGF, but maybe we should get a guideline for favoring non-scam over scam as soon as possible. See also Wikipedia talk:Google Books and Wikipedia#Unbalanced opinion and faulty arguments Eissink (talk) 23:31, 31 March 2020 (UTC).

Thats actually wrong- Its CJ Dates 12 3 C. J. Date, “Twelve rules for a distributed database,” Computerworld 2(23), June 8, 1987, pp. 77–81. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:26, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello, IP user. Thank you for wanting to help improve Wikipedia. The best place to discuss such improvements is on the article's talk page, Talk:Codd's 12 rules. I notice that the article has a tag pointing out that it depends too much on primary sources, and would ideally be rewritten to cite and depend on secondary source (about Codd and his rules, rather than by him and his associates). I don't know if the Date paper you are suggesting is such a secondary source? If so, a citation would be welcome in the article. --ColinFine (talk) 21:08, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

inaccurate place of birth in article "RON CANADA"

I am Ron Canada. People should not be mislead in your articles. I have never set foot in Corpus Christi Texas let alone been born there. Birth records of New York City in 1949 will show that an 8lb, 3 oz. baby boy RONALD ELLIS CANADA was born at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital at 7:20 p.m. The boy's parents were: Thearon Canada father and Etta Beatrice Canada, residents of Harlem N.Y.C.. Verifiable confirmable facts. My reps of more than 30 years are listed on imdbpro (a source listed for this article). They can be contacted and asked this question. Verifiable facts. New York native. Not from Texas, Liberia, Baltimore or Jamaica all birthplaces that have been edited into this article in the past. Real name, as cited above. Not a stage name. if someone will correct this untruth the article will be accurate in all respects.2604:2000:1303:D23D:D46A:472:7FA2:9EF1 (talk) 21:26, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

I changed the birthplace in the Ron Canada infobox based on this [[2]]. Hopefully someone else can find a more reliable source. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 21:50, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

April 1

Help:Cite errors/Cite error included ref

I added a sentence to an article and tried to cite to a webpage as the reference, but I apparently did it wrong. How can I fix it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by CKevinMorrison (talkcontribs) 00:51, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Looking at your list of contributions, I suppose that you mean the article Robin Ventura. Do you? I don't notice anything odd in this article. Exactly where does the problem arise? -- Hoary (talk) 03:00, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Cecil Middleton

There should be a gap between the ref 1 symbol - [1] - and the word "He". I cannot do this. thanks (talk) 02:10, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

If you answer the question I posed for you, I'll look at the problem and try to fix it. -- Hoary (talk) 03:03, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Note: This seems to have been fixed; several intervening edits. Eagleash (talk) 11:36, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

The visual editor tab seems to have disappeared

Hi! I'm a little confused atm. The visual editor tab seems to have disappeared for me and now I am only able to edit source. The drop down tab that normally is on the left hand side of the screen has also vanished. I'm not sure if this is the case for everyone (and that the visual editor is no longer a feature) or if this has just happened to my account. Any info on this would be super helpful. Thank you! Katnotcat (talk) 03:01, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

@Katnotcat: Please check in your preferences in the section on editing, that "Temporarily disable Visual editor while it is in beta" is not checked. Victor Schmidt mobil (talk) 05:34, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

How to set a constant in the context of a template, for use in calculations

This seems very basic, but the answer has eluded me. I want to assign a numerical value to a named constant so that the constant can be used to represent that value later in calculations, within a template. For example: a template for {{invetory}} might return a value for the number of apples, oranges, bananas, or fruit. I want to be able to set apples = 21, oranges = 42, and bananas = 63 within the template, then use those values later to calculate fruit = {{#expr: apples + oranges + bananas}}, without recursively calling the template for the values. How is this handled? Bcharles (talk) 09:52, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Unfortunately MediaWiki doesn't support variables in templates, so the workaround for now might be template parameters ({{inventory|apples=21|oranges=42|bananas=63}} and {{#expr: {{{apples|}}} + {{{oranges|}}} + {{{bananas|}}} }}) (talk) 10:50, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Commonscat position

What is the best way to position {{Commons cat}} to avoid the whitespace between the bullet items in the See also list at List of diamonds? MB 14:31, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

@MB: It should go at the top of the last section (whatever that may be... usually external links but not always) per WP:LAYOUTEL. It should not go in 'see also'. Cheers. Eagleash (talk) 14:56, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Actually, remove the {{-}} template.
Trappist the monk (talk) 14:59, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Putting in the "last section" in this case would be the references section, which had the affect of causing excessive whitespace in the reflist - which is to be avoided per the {{commons category}} documentation. In this case, I think it is better in the "See also" section. Removing {{clear}}, which I didn't notice, fixed the problem. Thanks Trappist the monk for catching that. MB 15:27, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Rowspan alignment issue

Polity Head of State Head of Government
Title Name Period Title Name Period
Kingdom of Singapura
Sri Tri Buana 1299–1347 Bendahara Unknown N/A
Sri Wikrama Wira 1347–1362
Sri Rana Wikrama 1362–1375
Sri Maharaja 1375–1389
Sri Parameswara 1389–1398
Malacca Sultanate
Sultan 1400–1414 Sri Wak Raja I 1400–1412
Sri Amar Diraja 1412–1444
Megat Iskandar Shah 1414–1424
Muhammad Shah 1424–1444

 I'm having some issues with a table I'm trying to create.

 I need the 1412–1444 row (in bold) in the Head of Government > Period  section to occupy a position on the table congruent with the height of the Sri  Amar Diraja row to its left - overlapping the bottom part of the Sri  Parameswara row, and spanning the Megat Iskandar Shah and Muhammad  Shah rows.

Polity Head of State Head of Government
Title Name Period Title Name Period
Kingdom of Singapura
Sri Tri Buana 1299–1347 Bendahara Unknown N/A
Sri Wikrama Wira 1347–1362
Sri Rana Wikrama 1362–1375
Sri Maharaja 1375–1389
Sri Parameswara 1389–1398
Malacca Sultanate
Sultan 1400–1414 Sri Wak Raja I 1400–1412
Sri Amar Diraja 1412–1444
Megat Iskandar Shah 1414–1424
Muhammad Shah 1424–1444

 But adding a rowspan="3" to the 1412–1444 row alters the height of the Sri  Amar Diraja row and eliminates the overlap on the Sri Parameswara row. The  1412–1444 row spans the Megat Iskandar Shah and Muhammad Shah rows  correctly, but I need to preserve the overlap on the Sri Parameswara row.  Thanks! Tiger7253 (talk) 15:22, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

I think it can be done, by adding a whole new "1412-1414" row, with no content, and increasing the rowspan values of the various cells will incorporate sections of it. But I know from experience that actually doing this with WP syntax will be a headache, and I'm not going to try it myself. Maproom (talk) 15:32, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
@Tiger7253: The challenge in your current table is that there is no cell which is only in the row corresponding to 1412–1414, so the row may be rendered with height 0 by browsers. A way to try to avoid it is to declare a suitable minimum height of a cell which includes the row in a rowspan. Below I used style="height: 3em;" in the 1400–1414 cell. The result depends on circumstances but looks good on my screen. On a narrow screen "Sri Wak Raja I" may break in two lines and then my solution can stop working because 3em isn't enough to make the cell higher than it would otherwise be. 5em works on a narrow screen but looks bad with unnecessary height on a wide screen. PrimeHunter (talk) 16:08, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Polity Head of State Head of Government
Title Name Period Title Name Period
Kingdom of Singapura
Sri Tri Buana 1299–1347 Bendahara Unknown N/A
Sri Wikrama Wira 1347–1362
Sri Rana Wikrama 1362–1375
Sri Maharaja 1375–1389
Sri Parameswara 1389–1398
Malacca Sultanate
Sultan 1400–1414 Sri Wak Raja I 1400–1412
Sri Amar Diraja 1412–1444
Megat Iskandar Shah 1414–1424
Muhammad Shah 1424–1444
PrimeHunter Immensely helpful answer, thank you. Tiger7253 (talk) 17:32, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

how exactly do I publish a new page?

i created this page, but it remains in 'draft'

I can't figure out how to publish/ make it live..


please respond by email — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wcholmberg (talkcontribs) 16:11, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Wcholmberg I'm afraid I deleted your draft as a blatant advertisement for your club. Wikipedia articles should only summarize what independent reliable sources state about a subject that meets Wikipedia's special definition of notability. Please read about conflict of interest and paid editing. If you can summarize what independent sources say about your club, you should use Articles for Creation to create and submit a draft for review. Even if technically able to, it is strongly recommended that users inexperienced in article creation not directly create articles, but instead use that process until they are more experienced. 331dot (talk) 16:15, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Editing Page as Brand

It was recently brought to our attention that the page for PODS Moving & Storage was flagged for being advertorial. Recognizing it's not recommended that the brand itself makes edit suggestions to its own page, we'd like editor suggestions on how to remediate the issue. We're more than happy to comply with the site's guidelines, as long as they're brand appropriate and accurate. Thank you.

Trent Brock PODS (talk) 20:48, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Please read WP:COI. Brand appropriateness is not of concern to Wikipedia. Only content supported by independent reliable sources and you should refrain from editing the article directly and instead follow the policy WP:DISCLOSE and request changes via the talk page. Praxidicae (talk) 20:50, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Trent Brock PODS What article are you referring to? PODS Moving & Storage has never existed. Praxidicae (talk) 21:00, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Courtesy link PODS (company). Theroadislong (talk) 21:05, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
@Trent Brock PODS: After complying with WP:PAID, by all means please make suggestions for improving the article on its talk page. Try as best you can to write as if you don't have a COI, but we realize that it's not really possible, so anther editor is likely to make some changes to the wording. And thanks for coming here to ask first. -Arch dude (talk) 21:35, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
@Trent Brock PODS: - I made some edits to improve the article including removing excess promotionalism and trivial info sourced with press releases. I also removed the advert tag. You can make other edit request suggestions on the talk page. If you want to increase the chances that someone will help you, it would help if you would show the markup so other volunteer editors who respond don't have to code the requested edits themselves. See how another connected editor does it Talk:New York Life Insurance Company. Good luck. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 22:55, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

computer filter

I thought the word "n*gga" in the article nigger was written #####. After I tried fixing it due to WP:Uncensored, I realized this is my computer filter doing it automatically. Since I can't change it back, because my filter automatically changes the word, the article is stuck with ##### for every time it is meant to say n*gga. Can someone please revert my edits? Sorry. --HillelFrei• talk • 20:58, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

I've reverted your whole sequence of four edits. I hope that's what you wanted. Maproom (talk) 21:41, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

April 2

Is this a minor edit?

This question is about the second of two edits. As the first edit, I may enter a substantial amount of text. I also include either square brackets or curly braces or both. I may make the first edit either manually, or via a script, or Twinkle. After viewing the result, I see that it looks wrong. On editing it, I see that the problem is that the brackets or braces were not balanced properly. (As an information technology engineer, previously called computer programmer, I have had to balance parentheses and square brackets for more than fifty years, and have always had to correct errors due to unbalanced delimiters.) I correct the imbalance and save it. The second edit significantly changes the appearance of the screen, but was not a change to the content. Is the second edit a minor edit, because it did not change the content, or a major edit, because it makes a major change to the appearance? Robert McClenon (talk) 03:03, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

I suppose that the same answer applies to fixing red reference errors. Robert McClenon (talk) 03:03, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

@Robert McClenon: See the guidance at WP:MINOR. Fixing a formatting error is a minor edit. Changing any content is not minor. You might want to use the preview feature, to catch things like wrong brackets etc. RudolfRed (talk) 03:08, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
User:RudolfRed - Yes, but the preview feature doesn't work with scripts such as Twinkle or the AFC scripts, and often the issue is with an edit that I made with a script, precisely because there is no preview feature. Robert McClenon (talk) 03:19, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
@Robert McClenon: I agree the syntax correction is minor. The point of the minor flag appears to be to allow people to filter out edits that should not need reviewing. Unfortunately, it can't be trusted, as newbies and/or vandals use it incorrectly often enough to make it pointless to me as a consumer, at least in the watchlist. I wish the filtering would allow you to disregard the flag for people with fewer than n edits. I do still take care to flag my minor edits with it for those who do find it useful (I mostly do minor formatting work and rvv lately).
Re preview, yes, it would be nice if all of the Twinkle options supported preview (instead of only some of them). —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 09:32, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Western Heights College

The file in the info box of the college crest is not placed evenly. Please fix, which I cannot do myself. Sorry and thanks (talk) 06:26, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Fixed - in most info boxes, the [[File: .... ]] syntax is not needed. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:01, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Special:Contributions page

Hello. On my Special:Contributions/Viriditas page, there is a drop down box to the left of Twinkle that says “More”. If I click on it, it links to an option, “Rollback all”. This makes me very nervous, as I have accidentally clicked next to it several times. Does it give a subsequent warning if I do click on it by accident, or does it automatically rollback all? If the latter, can I add code to my css file to remove it? Thank you. Viriditas (talk) 05:26, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Viriditas, it gives an input box to give an edit summary.
If you want to remove it, it's a user script so can just be removed from your js file.
It is importScript( 'User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/massRollback.js' ); // Backlink: [[User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/massRollback.js]] ~~ Alex Noble/1-2/TRB 06:32, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. Viriditas (talk) 06:39, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Wikilinks in section headers

Are wikilinks allowed in section headers? Example: Marco Polo#Role of the Dominican Order.

I've looked at Wikipedia:Manual of Style, but I have not been able to find an answer.--Mezze stagioni (talk) 09:40, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Trappist the monk (talk) 09:46, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Mezze, the answer is no. The alternative is to use section hatnotes to link, like Template:Main or Template:See also. Viriditas (talk) 09:52, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
I removed it. Looks like it's linked about two lines into that paragraph anyway. Joseph2302 (talk) 09:55, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
I've supposed it was that way.
But I wonder whether it's written down somewhere in help pages. Thanks to all of you.--Mezze stagioni (talk) 15:08, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Sukant Kadam page create


I am Sukant Kadam International Para Badminton player. I wanted to create my own wikipedia page and i uploded the information here link ( ). After creating I tried to google my wikipedia page but its not showing. Will you help me to create the page or guide me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sukant9993 (talkcontribs) 10:06, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Sukant9993 The article you created(not just a "page") needs to be formally reviewed and after that Google takes time to index articles. Note that autobiographical edits are highly discouraged per the autobiography policy(please review). Please note that it is not "your Wikipedia page" but a Wikipedia article about you. You will need to propose further changes to the article as formal edit requests on the article talk page. You have no special rights to it as the subject; you cannot lock it to the text you might prefer or prevent others from editing it. Any information, good or bad, can be in the article about you as long as it appears in an independent reliable source and is not defamatory. While it can be helpful for your career or to aid your fans(both of which are not concerns of Wikipedia), a Wikipedia article is not necessarily desirable. 331dot (talk) 10:11, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Sukant Kadam

Hello sir,

I am Sukant Kadam International Para Badminton Player represented India and won many medals for country. My wikipedia page is Sukant Kadam ( I added information of me giving the references of news, websites and articles on me. As i am very new on this I request you to have look and guide me if there is any changes. If you can do the changes it will really appreciated. It is appearing on the google search box but I am not sure about the page is approved or not. please approve the page and guide me on it.

Thank you!!!

Sukant Kadam (talk) 11:23, 2 April 2020 (UTC)Sukant Kadam

@Sukant9993: It is not your page, it is our page about you. Wikipedia is not the place to promote you career. Please read our conflict of interest guidelines. Ian.thomson (talk) 11:27, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
@Ian.thomson: Thank you so much for your response and correcting me. Can you help me with the article Sukant Kadam?

Thanks again!

Sukant Kadam (talk) 11:36, 2 April 2020 (UTC)Sukant9993

Link to Coronavirus pandemic in Germany

Hi Wikipedia editors, There should be a link from Coronavirus pandemic in Germany to the article 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Germany. Please help to create it. thanks. - Regalis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr.Regalis (talkcontribs) 10:58, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Mr.Regalis I've created it for you. Once your account is 4 days old, you'll be able to do it yourself for any future requests. Joseph2302 (talk) 11:15, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Joseph2302 (talk) Thanks a lot for your help and the quick response to my question. This was exactly what I requested. I also appreciate your explanation. Stay safe. Regalis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr.Regalis (talkcontribs) 12:12, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

How to add public domain or non free image on Wikipedia article ?

Hello Guys, I am a movie buff. I love to contribute about movies, songs and etc. I wanted to know about the image addition on wikipedia article. For example movie poster, artist image, album. If image is available on public domain how i can add to wikipedia article ? What If image i took permission the image on wikipedia article ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anish1121 (talkcontribs) 11:05, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Hello, Anish1121. I'm afraid that, like many people, you misunderstand the legal phrase public domain. Work enters the public domain generally only in two ways: by reason of its age, or because the owner of the rights has explicitly waived those rights, and made a statement that they claim no rights in it at all. It is very unlikely that any of the material you are talking about is in the public domain in that sense. On the contrary, posters, covers etc are nearly always copyright. Very occasionally they may have been released under a licence such as CC-BY-SA in which case Wikipedia will be able to use them; and if you can track down who is the copyright owner, you can ask them to release the material according to donating copyright materials; but since the licence allows anybody to reuse the material in any way and for any purpose, (as long as they attribute it), copyright holders are often understandably unwilling to do this. And unfortunately, if you take a photo of copyright materials, it is subject to their copyright (and you may be violating their copyright by doing so).
Because this legal policy limits the range of images we can use in Wikipedia, there is another route, which can sometimes be used for things like album covers: Wikipedia interprets the rules of fair use to allow non-free content to be used in certain ways. In order to do this, the person uploading and using the image has to verify that all the criteria in the non-free content criteria are being met. Once of these is "Contextual significance" (no 8), which means that an album cover may be allowed in an article about that album, but probably not in an article about the band, or one of the musicians or songs. No 1 ("No free equivalent") means that this route can hardly ever be used for photos of living people, because there is usually a possibility that somebody could go and snap the person themselves, and license their own photo.
Please see Uploading images for more information. --ColinFine (talk) 12:53, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Judy Collins Studio Albums

Christmas with Judy Collins (2013) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:A000:1237:41D5:F86A:1A0E:D796:8055 (talk) 11:42, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Please clarify what you need help with and provide a link to the article(s) concerned; (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 12:42, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Added the album to her discography article with a note that it is a reissue of her earlier album All on a Wintry Night. Information found via Amazon and other regular music sites. Eagleash (talk) 12:54, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

William George Harrell Medal of Honor winner, my Uncle. Is not listed under:

List of Medal of Honor recipients for World War II List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima

Please correct.

Paul S. Harrell — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:53, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Hi, please see here; (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 14:22, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Also here. Eagleash (talk) 14:33, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

San Juan County in Colorado is not in Mexico

The County description in the Wiki Corona Virus Project is linking to a small area of Mexico. We are not in Mexico, we are actually in Colorado. San Juan County has 0 cases and 0 deaths thus far. We also have no tests, no doctors, and are practicing Social Distancing, Locals Only allowed entrance, and awareness as our defense against this Virus Covid-19. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:02, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Hello, please provide a link to the Wikipedia page you need help with. If by some chance you are reading information found as a result of a Google search, Wikipedia has no control over what they display, they source information from multiple places and often display it in a way that implies it comes from Wikipedia. There is a 'feedback' link at the bottom of their knowledge graph. If however, you have found an error in a Wikipedia article, please link and we will be happy to check and resolve. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 14:28, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
 Done, fixed link in 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Colorado. MB 14:32, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Account redirection

I am asking for termination of the Weebeecool account as I have a new account. I have an account I just made that my email linked to my old account's user page, which I do not want. I want to start fresh with my new account, the new username is Webecoolalasdair. Somehow these two account became intertwined with each other. Unless there is a way to completely meld the two, with sending my contributions to my new account. I do not want two accounts that merely reference each other. It is confusing to me, and quite possibly to other users who may view my profile. Webecoolalasdair (talk) 14:47, 2 April 2020 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Webecoolalasdair (talkcontribs) 14:47, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

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