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April 20

Help:Cite errors/Cite error ref no input

Article is Underwater habitat. I updated a sentence that said "citation needed" and got this error msg.

Your edit added ref tags but did not place any content between them. (See WP:REFB for a basic guide to adding refs). I have removed the tags, added an 'As of' template and restored the citation required tag. Eagleash (talk) 13:16, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City

We would like to update our company page because it is very out of date with incorrect information, logos, etc. What is the best way to update the entire page?

Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Tropicanaac (talkcontribs) 14:18, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Tropicanaac. Thank you for asking here. While Wikipedia is keen that our articles are correct and up to date, according to reliable published sources, please understand that it is not "your company page", it is Wikipedia's article about your company, and should be neutrally written, based almost entirely on what people who have no connection to the company have published about it. Because of your conflict of interest, you are strongly discouraged from editing the article directly; but as that link I just gave says, you are welcome to make suggestions for improvement on the article's talk page Talk:Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City. Including citations to reliable published sources, preferably sources independent of your company, will make it more likely that somebody will pick up your suggestions.
Please note that there are some other policies that you are probably falling foul of: accounts should be personal to an individual, not shared; and may not have a name that suggests that they are editing on behalf of an organisation. You should probably abandon that account and create new individual ones for each of you that is planning to work on this (you don't have to use your real name: I do, but many people use pseudonyms). Also, you should declare your conflict of interest (see the link above); and if you are in any way paid for editing here, you must do so, according to WP:PAID. --ColinFine (talk) 17:00, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Colin, I corrected your link to the OP's Talk page Rojomoke (talk) 22:53, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

User page images

I think I've seen them float at the bottom of pages; I assume it's a template, but can't find it. Confession: Not that I would really know what it was I was looking for inthe first place  :) Any help, much appreciated. — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 14:28, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: There's one floating at the bottom right of User talk:Fuhghettaboutit. The code for that is at the top of the page - a triple <div> and then a triple </div>. You might be able to copy and adapt that. -- John of Reading (talk) 14:39, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
{{float}} can be made to do that kind of thing, too (and is easier than using HTML, IMHO). Yunshui  14:45, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
@John of Reading and Yunshui: Thanks for the advice; I'll give 'em ago. Apologies for not replying earlier, I didn't get that ping I'm afraid, and forgot to look in :) cheers! — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 16:26, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
H'mmm. Well; it sort of worked. But it was such a PITA I wonder how many articles coulda got written by now! :D Thanks again though. — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 17:20, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

about new article

hi can u help me create new article — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2310ASD (talkcontribs) 15:08, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Symbol move vote.svg To create an article, follow these steps:
  1. Read Your first article carefully.
  2. If you don't have an account, consider creating one (it's not essential, but it makes some things easier, especially communicating with other editors) and logging in.
  3. Learn the basics of editing with the Wikipedia:Tutorial
  4. Make sure the subject is notable enough to warrant a stand-alone article
  5. Gather reliable sources to cite in the article
  6. Make sure no article on the subject exists under a different title by typing the subject into the search box and clicking 'Search'
  7. Use the Article Wizard to create a draft.
  8. Create the article, including all your references, making sure you adhere to the Manual of Style and our article layout guidelines. Base the article on what the references say, rather than on what you know.
  9. Once you believe that your draft meets Wikipedia's requirements, submit it for review by picking the "Submit your draft for review" button in the draft.
  10. Be aware that many drafts are not accepted the first time, or even the second time they are submitted for review, for failing to adhere to our policies and guidelines. New articles by new users are particularly likely not to be accepted, due to new users' unfamiliarity with our rules. Consider gaining experience by editing existing articles before attempting to create new ones. Pppery 15:09, 20 April 2017 (UTC)


i want to create new article can help me can u connect with email i have difficult to undertand wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2310ASD (talkcontribs) 15:12, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Please do not double post the same question. It was already answered in the previous section. Pppery 15:24, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

locked out of account

It says an email was sent to my account to reset my password and thus will not send another one. However, I have continuously refreshed and checked my spam and it isn't here. This is a very pressing matter and I need to be in my account as soon as possible please. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:25, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

If you give a username at Special:PasswordReset then the mail is sent to the address stored in the account and not the Email address field. For privacy reasons it doesn't reveal whether it's the same address. Do you have another mail account you can check? I always receive Wikipedia mails in seconds when I test it. If you cannot gain access then just create a new account. See "Compromised accounts" at Wikipedia:Sock puppetry#Legitimate uses. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:42, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Parker Hannifin - Edits to Boeing 737 article

I am the global ebusiness manager at Parker Hannifin. In June 2015, We spent considerable time to update the related article with 3rd party documentation and selected edits. It was originally accepted. Recently the changes have been reverted. I was very careful to only allow changes to wording that could be linked back to 3rd party authratative sites, legal documents where this info is on public record. Please advise why this was reverted. This is important since we are trying to update our Parker Hannifin Wikipedia page in German with the same content.

Wendysoucie (talk) 15:32, 20 April 2017 (UTC) Wendysoucie

It was user @Jytdog: that appears to have done the bulk of the removal ( assuming we're talking about the main Parker Hannifin article). Their main reason appears to be that the removed info was either unsourced or not a third party source. - X201 (talk)
Huh? Jytdog hasn't done any of the last 500 edits, which go back to April 2015. Nyttend (talk) 15:55, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Edit conflict: I thought the user was referring to the company article. Have added clarification - X201 (talk) 15:58, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
I wondered that, too, but there were just two edits to that article in June 2015, and both were maintenance by bots. Nyttend (talk) 15:59, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Just to clarify for posterity. The user hadn't added anything to the article. Requested edits had been made on the talk page and then denied due to the volume of requests, user didn't receive a reply, just an edit summary note. not our finest hour. - X201 (talk) 16:10, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
[edit conflict] Wendysoucie, are you sure that all your data are correct? I don't see any significant edits in June 2015 to the Boeing 737 article; the largest edits are [1] (large mostly because of coding, not content updates) and [2] (removing problematic content). I don't see any other significant edits in June 2015. Would you please supply links to some of the edits you're talking about? This link includes all of the June 2015 edits to that article; click the "prev" link at the left end of a line to see what changes that edit made to the page. Nyttend (talk) 15:54, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
If you look at the talk page edit requests were made back in the summer of 2015. If Parker wants to engage on the article Talk page, would be happy to talk with them there. I will leave a message at Wendy's talk page as well. Jytdog (talk) 16:02, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

I hope I am doing this right to respond. I spent 2 hours carefully calling out selected text both on this page and on the related page Boeing rudder issues page. We were careful to document with links to additional sources that had been updated since the original data was placed on this page. We waited 2-3 weeks, we saw that the edits we had called out were visible. They are no longer on the main page nor on the rudder page. I am beyond frustrated on trying to correct material and incorrect data that someone has put on this page. And I have in my documented notes that we did that on June 3 2015 at least for the submittal. I see no sign of that effort anywhere. Wendysoucie (talk) 18:58, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Putting signs of help with page editing, instead of the sign of donation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:07, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

I am an experienced Wikipedia editor, but I have not edited any pages related to Parker Hannifin because of a COI: I used to work there and may very well work there again. Given my COI, is there some way that I can help Wendysoucie to resolve these issues? --Guy Macon (talk) 23:22, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
The relevant discussion is mostly at Talk:Parker Hannifin. --Orange Mike | Talk 00:19, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

status on the page Benjamin Von Seeger

please provide me with a status for this submission page. thx Ben — Preceding unsigned comment added by Benjaminvonseeger (talkcontribs) 16:45, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Benjaminvonseeger, the article you submitted at User:Benjaminvonseeger/sandbox has been declined just today. There is a message on the article which describes why it was declined. Let us know if you have any questions about that message that you don't understand. †dismas†|(talk) 17:31, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

New account

Need help with obtaining an accounr name and temporary password — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:8C:C000:470:9A9:97DF:438D:A3EB (talk) 23:37, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Just click here to create one! Easy peasy :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 23:38, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

April 21

Parameter numbers out of order

MediaWiki:Autoblockedtext has parameters $1, $2, $5, and $6, but no $3 or $4. They're not even in the code itself; it's not a matter of them just not displaying when you view the message. Why wouldn't parameters simply be named consecutively? Nyttend (talk) 00:07, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

The parameters are passed to the message but just not used. Click Edit (or View source for non-admins reading this) in the MediaWiki namespace, and try the links in "It may be documented on or" There is usually documentation at but not In this case they both have documentation. The default message at [3] uses $3 but not $4. Our customized message omits both. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:38, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
@Nyttend: "parameters simply be named consecutively" One reason can be that a parameter was 'deprecated'. In order to not break current translations and php extensions, it is then often still available, simply no longer used (sometimes replaced with a new parameter index). —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 08:27, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
You can see in old versions (e.g. the one from 20 December 2007‎) those 'missing' parameters were actually used. Apparently, at some day they turned out no longer needed... → special:diff/482634590 & special:diff/605117142 But their positions are kept probably for compatibility with messages still present on some pages. --CiaPan (talk) 10:07, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Instructions for adding photo to infobox

I cannot upload a picture from the commons section into the infobox on this page about Fiesta Mall in Mesa, AZ. Any help would be appreciated. The directions provided are unclear to me.


[] — Preceding unsigned comment added by DeadMallEnthusiast (talkcontribs) 03:41, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Looks like you succeeded. For future reference, the full URL will never work; you always have to use just the filename, as you did in the edit I've linked. Unfortunately, there are two standards for file links (lots of templates use one, and lots use the other): with one, you add "File:Macy's at Fiesta Mall.jpg", and with the other you use just "Macy's at Fiesta Mall.jpg". Unless you're familiar with a specific template, you can't know which standard it follows, so my advice to you is to add a photo, hit the "Preview" button at the bottom of your screen, and see if the image comes out properly; if it doesn't, add or subtract the "File" so that it complies with the other standard, and most of the time it will work great. This isn't an attempt to tell you to go away, of course; you're always free to come here if you wish. Nyttend (talk) 05:11, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Reference style choice

In Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend, there are a ton of individual references to different pages from the same sources. Would it be better to use the rp template or shortened footnotes in this case? Clarityfiend (talk) 05:35, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Just a confirmation that {{rp}} indeed would work, although as I never figured out shortened footnotes, I'll not opine on whether it would be better. I'm cutting down the reference list slightly, however: three citations to the same page of the same source could be consolidated into one, and a named reference (used two or three times already) was identical to a different citation, which could thus be replaced by the name. Nyttend (talk) 11:08, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Account no longer exists?

Trying to log into my account tells me there is no user with that name. The user page doesn't appear to exist ([]), and yet, I can see my account name on the edit history of pages, e.g: []

I've also failed to find any email from wikipedia in my emails, so I'm rather very confused right now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:51, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

What user name did you put in? Harlequin Squash is your account name, if you copied Harlequin_Squash (with the underscore in it) from the URL, it won't work. - X201 (talk) 08:06, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Userpages do not always exist for user accounts — when you create an account, there's nothing that creates a userpage for you, so it won't exist unless you go out and create it later. If the account itself didn't exist, it couldn't have been used to edit Richard Huxtable, so it wouldn't be showing up in that page's edit history. Nyttend (talk) 11:00, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
The list of contributions for Harlequin Squash is here. Shows edits to the Huxtable page in 2014. Eagleash (talk) 11:11, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
If you want to create a user page for yourself click on that redlink which will allow you to do so. You can then write a little bit about yourself and how you intend to contribute to Wiki. You'll need to be able to log in first though. Eagleash (talk) 11:13, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

about edit request

I would like to add my website link in the article "online shopping" is it possible? Can i post my article content in that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Greenbagsuae (talkcontribs) 11:46, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Asked in 4 places - and answered at Wikipedia:Teahouse - Arjayay (talk) 12:46, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Information regarding new linga build in kotilinga

I am planning to offer one linga for my parents could you please provide me the info regarding it — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:31, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello, IP user. I'm afraid I have no idea at all what you are asking about. "Linga" means nothing to me, and Wikipedia doesn't help me understand it. In any case, this page is for help with editing Wikipedia. You might be able to get some help at the reference desk; but I suspect that most people there will be just as mystified as I am, so you'll have to explain more clearly what you are talking about. --ColinFine (talk) 16:06, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

suggested article to edit when I signed up

When I signed up I got a little message saying "would you like to edit this article for spelling" or something like that. That was cool, is there a way to get more messages like that? (without making more accounts which seems to be frowned on) Rex Iudaeorum (talk) 14:45, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

@Rex Iudaeorum: Suggest Bot can provide suggestions for articles you might like to edit. Also, on the Community Portal there's a list of articles that are in need of attention. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:05, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Yeah but that message said it would be an easy article to fix. at the community portal I ended up at Maidan (Persian) which I can't even understand let alone try to fix. Rex Iudaeorum (talk) 15:29, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
I agree. I not only can't understand that article, I can't even figure out what it's meant to be about. Maproom (talk) 15:43, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
If you're using a computer rather than a tablet there should be a list on the left of your screen, the fifth item down is Random Article, you could keep hitting that until you see something you fancy. The worst that could happen is you learn about new stuff. - X201 (talk) 15:45, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
@Rex Iudaeorum: See Wikipedia:GettingStarted. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:05, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Ah thank you, so it's called GettingStarted and it's an "extension" which is written in PHP. It doesn't seem to be actively maintained, judging from the talk page. Do you think if I can remember how to write PHP I can try to improve it? For example by putting a message "see Wikipedia:GettingStarted for more suggestions like this" ˜˜˜˜ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rex Iudaeorum (talkcontribs) 15:11, 23 April 2017 (UTC)


I realised that I would not a get a notification when someone ping me or mention my username. This cause me to miss stuff where I am being mentioned. --Saqib (talk) 17:31, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Saqib, you might want to read over WP:PING. In general, mere mentions of your username will not give you a notification. And if someone uses a template, like I have done at the beginning of my response here, they must also sign their post in the same edit or else you don't get notified. If they forget to sign and go back in another edit to then sign their post, that will not trigger the notification. †dismas†|(talk) 23:56, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

someone keeps on deleting information on a page

i represent Efrayim Shlomo Goldstein the founder of Shomrim in London and someone keeps on deleting the info on the page

please advise how i ccan fix this issue — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:E000:151F:4013:E125:2CC5:701:63C6 (talk) 20:35, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Which article are you referring to, please? Also, you need to be cautious editing an article for someone you represent, and it is strongly discouraged. Read the guidance at WP:COI. RudolfRed (talk) 20:50, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
This Shomrim (neighborhood watch group) (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) might be the article in question. MarnetteD|Talk 21:01, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Think the OP may be referring to Shomrim (neighborhood watch group). However worthy the neighborhood watch group may be, edits about them still must be encyclopedic and referenced. Otherwise they will be reverted. You need to declare your COI and suggest you get a proper WP account – not difficult. Then you can suggest corrections on the article's talk page. Simple. Aspro (talk) 21:21, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

What has happened to the Teahouse?

Normally the Teahouse has several new posts each day, but now the latest post is dated April 18. Has a technical problem interrupted activity? Eddie Blick (talk) 21:03, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Look further down. New posts now go at the bottom, as on other talk pages. RivertorchFIREWATER 21:05, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! I never thought to check there. I wonder why they haven't added date dividers like this page uses.Eddie Blick (talk) 00:04, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
That suggestion (date dividers) has been made once or twice. I'll take a look at how it gets done here (manually?). Maybe the same method can be applied at the Teahouse if there's consensus from the participants. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 03:45, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
OK, I see that the date headers are added by User:Scsbot which appears to be maintained by Steve Summit. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 03:54, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for checking on that. The date headers aren't essential, of course, but they make it easier to find where I last stopped reading. Eddie Blick (talk) 21:30, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Chiropractic article biased and doesn't reflect latest research

I’m with a PR firm representing Logan University, a private special focus institution providing college education in chiropractic and the health sciences. We noticed that the Wikipedia page on chiropractic is woefully biased and ill-informed.

For instance, it refers to chiropractic as “pseudo-science,” when in fact major medical journals have published recent research legitimizing chiropractic as medicine. For instance, a 2017 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that spinal manipulation therapy improves pain and function among patients with acute low back pain. In addition, for the first time in its 140-year history, the medical journal Brain published research on the power of acupuncture (which many chiropractors offer) to reduce pain. Chiropractic medicine was also recently recommended in the American College of Physicians’ recently updated guidelines for acute and chronic low back pain. Non-drug therapies, including chiropractic, were also recently endorsed by the CDC and the Joint Commission, the organization responsible for accrediting thousands of U.S. health care systems.

All this is to say that we would like to edit the page to reflect the latest research and to erase any bias. We’re happy to work through your system of editing, but wanted to draw your attention to this, as we would like to skip the requirement to edit 10 other pages before touching the chiropractic page. Is there anything we can do to make the process easier? We are not interested in making this page a big plug for Logan, but rather just want to ensure accurate information is being relayed about this field of medicine.

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by CGPR (talkcontribs) 21:36, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

@CGPR: Since you are with a PR firm and wanting to edit in connection with your employment, I highly recommend you read our guideline on conflict of interest before making any changes to the article. Make sure you disclose your conflict of interest appropriately. Do not edit the article directly. For small changes I recommend you use the article talk page to make recommendations and requests. For major changes, such as a total rewrite of the article, you can create a draft, then use the article talk page to discuss if the draft should be accepted. Be aware that any changes must cite appropriate sources. A good guideline for those is this guideline on using medical sources. Also, alternative medicine (including chiropractic) is quite contentious, and be prepared for any edits in that area to be highly scrutinized and to invite criticism. Please make sure you have a good understanding of consensus works on Wikipedia. Good luck. I'll leave a welcome template with some helpful links on your talk page. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 21:45, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
You stated "Be aware that any changes must cite appropriate sources." Even if reliable sources are used sourced text was replaced with original research. QuackGuru (talk) 22:15, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
The second sentence of WP:OR says: "The phrase "original research" (OR) is used on Wikipedia to refer to material—such as facts, allegations, and ideas—for which no reliable, published sources exist".
You say that "reliable sources are used" (not merely "exist", but "actually were cited"), but that the cited material still somehow "original research".
I say: Your conclusion is logically impossible under the definition given in the policy. Material supported by reliable sources cannot be original research. It can be many things (e.g., WP:UNDUE), but it cannot be a violation of WP:OR, according to WP:OR's second sentence. WhatamIdoing (talk) 01:19, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
At the end of the sentence there is a reliable source but the text is not supported the source. Things were easier when I was editing the article alone. The lede is messed up. QuackGuru (talk) 02:06, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
What's the likelihood that a reliable source exists that could be used to support that sentence – anywhere in the world, in any language, whether or not it is reachable online?
WP:OR (unlike WP:V) doesn't require anything to be cited in the article. It only requires that out of the many, many millions of published reliable sources in the world, that one of them contains that material.
On your other point, IMO the article was a near-disaster when you were the only person editing it, and I'm certain that I'm not the only person who shares that opinion. I note, however, that it's a distinction that is not unique to you; it's been a near-disaster every time a single, strongly biased editor has been the sole person editing it. On complex, multifaceted subjects like this, we get a much better article by compromising instead of letting any single biased editor write whatever he wants. WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:33, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
@CGPR . You need to declare your COI and be extra careful to ensurer give proper reference from reliable sources when you edit. As you may be aware, chiropractics, snake oil (the real stuff from the Chines water snake), herbal medicine, etc. is the bane of modern financially orientated health care and they want to ban all of it -to increase their profits. Their supporters and prophets will fight you all the way on this -even on Wikpedia . As Upton Sinclair is quoted as saying: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"Aspro (talk) 22:24, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

April 22

Meghan Markle

There is an editor - Xoxoggx - who keeps changing the refs - including the records/newspaper for Northwestern University - that Markle did NOT graduate form the university. As the university's own alumni newsletter pionts out, Markle is indeed recorded as a graduate - in 2003. Many verifiable media outlets have reported this fact in the last 2 years. Please stop the vandalism by Xoxoggx.

Thanks (talk) 00:42, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

The content you added, which appears to be supported by reliable sources, remains in the article (with some subsequent clean-up) as of this writing. I have left a note warning the user who removed it. Please note that vandalism has a specific meaning on Wikipedia. Although the user was warned once before over this, I still would prefer to assume good faith at this point. The page is relatively well watched, so I'd hope that any further problems will be handled promptly. RivertorchFIREWATER 04:44, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Need to delete a talk page to fix moving junk

The page Everton Bilher was moved to Everton Luiz Guimarães Bilher, but seem Talk:Everton Bilher was not moved to the right place, making a recreating of parallel talk page Talk:Everton Luiz Guimarães Bilher. So, how to fix it? Matthew_hk tc 01:40, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

A request was made to WP:RM#TR. It will be taken care of when an admin sees it. Thanks, CTF83! 03:09, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

content translating

how to access my content translation page directly? and how to see my saved work there? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Guranda Dzamelashvili (talk • contribs) 11:15, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

This question seems to be your only edit anywhere in the Wikipedia family. Are you asking about some other project, or do you have another user name? Dbfirs 11:19, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Multiple references to same book

I would appreciate just a very quick, simple explanation of how to quote references to different pages of the same source book several times in an article I'm editing.Daveleicuk (talk) 16:03, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Use them in a Notes section such as the examples on this page: ex. #Berlin|Berlin (1994) p. 121 Scott Joplin. Hope this helps. Maineartists (talk) 16:12, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi Daveleicuk another method is to use the {{rp}} template containing the relevant page(s) appended to each footnote. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 12:17, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

How do you edit the title?

Our company bought out the original owners and I want to reflect the current name. I cannot edit this field. Does anyone know how? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hellobuster (talk • contribs) 16:52, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello, this is done by 'moving' the page. This is done via the 'more' tab at the at the top of the page. However, this will not be possible for you until your account is at least 4 days old and you have made at least 10 viable edits. If you provide details of the page you are referring to and a reliable source to verify the name change, another editor may be able to make the change you require. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 16:56, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
They seem to be referring to Fushi Copperweld.
Hellobuster, you may want to read our conflict of interest guidelines since you work for the company that you are trying to edit an article about. †dismas†|(talk) 02:38, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Defamatory content

There has been a wrong publication of a wrong content about Daniel Obinim. We see the content as false and defamatory. We are requesting for the content to be deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joseph Osei Oppong Brenya (talkcontribs) 23:50, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Joseph Osei Oppong Brenya: I see that you have repeatedly deleted referenced critical content from Daniel Obinim (sometimes with the misleading edit commentary "Added content"). You have also added your own opinions about him, without references. Please be aware that Wikipedia articles should be based on what has been published in reliable independent sources, and not on the opinions of its contributors. Maproom (talk) 07:17, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

State Rank by Population - Throughout wiki, you place Pennsylvania ahead of Illinois in population rank. This is not accurate. Illinois is still ahead of PA. Check your own population statistics.

Please correct all references to state population rank.

Illinois is fifth in population.

Pennsylvania is sixth in population.

Please check your own numbers.

Thank you.

Prof. William P. Kreml. J. D., Ph. D.[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:30A:C0A1:4D0:1085:E13A:4A54:1D1A (talk) 23:55, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

For convenience, this editor appears to be referring to the Pennsylvania, Illinois and List of U.S. states and territories by population articles. Darylgolden(talk) Ping when replying 02:12, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
The figures in the individual State's articles, which agree with those used in the List, are taken from a published estimate of their 2015 populations, namely
"Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015 (NST-EST2015-01)". 2015 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. December 23, 2015. Archived from the original (CSV) on December 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
I notice that the figures from the 2010 census would have placed them in the reverse order.
There are doubtless a number of different sets of figures from different sources relating to different years: perhaps the good professor can suggest an alternative Reliable Source for the most recent figures, and explain why it is superior to the one currently used? {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 02:48, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  1. ^ Your own data on state population.

April 23


I just wanna ask that is it right to make a social media site of Wikipedia with email address or is there another email address used for it. --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 06:31, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia is most definitely not a social media site. See WP:NOTSOCIAL. While you can link your account with an email address (and I see that you have done), we don't give out Wikimedia addresses for people to use. Rojomoke (talk) 11:39, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

False/wrong information to the page, also take action those users who input false information

I am from The Daily Star Bangladesh, largest leading newspaper of Bangladesh. I need an help regarding The_Daily_Star_(Bangladesh) wikipedia page. [] Officially I am complaining that some people edit/update with false, wrong, untrusted information to the wikipedia page of The Daily Star Bangladesh. May be they are doing intentional by using bdnews source link. But bdnews is not a newspaper and its not a trusted news source. Although I remove the false information but again and again they update the page, You can get the information of The Daily Star from its website, []

They uses the following heading with the paragraphs, "Controversy", Backing of the 2007, etc (see the page history)

Here are the false Information: Section Controversy as on 22 April 2017 revision:

Backing of the 2007

In 2016, speaking at a panel discussion on ATN News, editor Mahfuz Anam admitted to long-running allegations that he collaborated with the military-led caretaker government of 2007 and ran false stories fed by the military intelligence outfit DGFI, aimed at maligning a former prime minister of Bangladesh. The Daily Star is widely criticized for 'backing' the army-installed government, led by former bureaucrat Fakhruddin Ahmad and armed with sweeping emergency powers to curb media and civil rights.[citation needed]

It is claimed that at the initiative of the Centre for Policy Dialogue, The Daily Star and its sister concern Bangla language daily Prothom Alo made the ground welcoming an unconstitutional government with a campaign for 'depoliticisation' through citizens' dialogue across the country, critics say. Previously he had denied those allegations. But on this occasion he finally admitted it saying it was his biggest mistake. He however tried to defend himself by saying that "everyone did it".[2]

This led to demands in parliament by several lawmakers calling for the arrest and trial of Mahfuz Anam and the owner, Latifur Rahman. Lawmaker Fazle Noor Taposh, standing up on the point of order:

Recently, Mafuz Anam admitted in a Television Talkshow aired through the ATN News that the Daily Star published some fabricated and untrue news during the 1/11 political turmoil . . . It 's definitely the violation of Constitution and a sedition case can be lodged in this connection.

[10] The lawmakers claimed that Mahfuz Anam involved himself in a conspiracy in implementing a blueprint during the1/11 changeover and demanded disclosing the "misdeeds" of Mahfuz Anam to the people.

You said in your title you wanted "action to be taken" against the users who added that information. Could you clarify what you mean by that? --Skamecrazy123 (talk) 12:12, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
There are a couple of references in that section to rival publications. Wikipedia just reports what is written in WP:Reliable sources. It does not get involved in disputes between newspapers. I have no idea whether [] or the other newspaper are more or less reliable than the Daily Star, but if you want balance, then find some references that support whatever you think the article should say. Have you declared your WP:Conflict of interest in this matter? Dbfirs 15:26, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Barons in Scotland

Resolved: Skamecrazy123 (talk) 12:59, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Just to let you know that almost every second reference is poorly done on this page. the citations look to me to be verifiable - but are done poorly (and not by me!). Cheerio101.182.219.133 (talk) 12:32, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

"Done poorly" meaning... what? --Skamecrazy123 (talk) 12:37, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
OP is probably referring to the many "access date" errors. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 12:44, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Ah, I got it. I'll go fix them. --Skamecrazy123 (talk) 12:46, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Bot Generated Issue-- Please help

Hello there,

Someone created a wikipedia page for me and it was deleted. It's fine; I respect the Wikipedia community.

However, now when people search for my name, it shows this link: []

How can I take off this link from It is hurting my reputation in different ways as someone whose reputation is everything.

Is there a way to challenge this? Is there a way to remove it? Please advise. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheRoughEditor (talkcontribs) 12:36, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

The only way I can think of is to contact the admin on his talk page and ask if he can delete the page. Here's his talk page - [4]. --Skamecrazy123 (talk) 12:40, 23 April 2017 (UTC) has nothing to do with (other than that they make a point of archiving articles that we delete) so there is nothing we can do about it. RJFJR (talk) 14:30, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
The question was "what can I do"? Not "what can you do". It was a simple question for advice. Maineartists (talk) 14:45, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Which was given. There is nothing he can do other than contact the admin of that Wiki and ask for them to take it down. --Skamecrazy123 (talk) 14:47, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Jodie Kenny

Hi, I've just merged Jodie Schulz into Jodie Kenny (as they're the same person). Would someone mind checking that I've done everything right? Red Fiona (talk) 12:50, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi Redfiona99, the merge seems alright on the face of it, as far as the content being merged is concerned. However, the lead section in Jodie Kenny is not well balanced with the rest of the article – as it contains material that probably should be shifted below in the sections of personal life and field hockey career. MOS:LEAD would give you good pointers on how you could format the lead section. Thanks. Lourdes 14:49, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
A couple of the later steps had been missed (per WP:FMERGE). I have fixed. Eagleash (talk) 15:41, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. I didn't know how to find the talk page for Jode Schulz after I'd merged it. (And I will now get on with the tidying of the article, as I can now rest easy that I've not screwed the merge up completely :) ) Red Fiona (talk) 16:32, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
If you search for Jodie Schulz (or click that link) it will take you to 'Kenny'. At the top of the page just under the heading you will find a tiny blue link to the redirect. Or the redirect page should show up in your contributions. If you follow the steps at WP:FMERGE, merging is not as awkward as it might appear at first sight. Eagleash (talk) 16:54, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

/* Cover versions */ Denied

I contributed to Pop Musik song page under "Cover Versions" about the cover by Fuzzbox. It was removed and I received a message saying it was not conducive to the encyclopedia format ...something. WHY are the other cover versions relevant, but not Fuzzbox's??! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:C4AC:EBF0:5D78:3477:8628:EB93 (talk) 14:59, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello, unfortunately your additions (or at least one of them did) linked to commercial sites and a reliable source was not provided. Eagleash (talk) 15:44, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Editors don't like linking to the Amazon product description, because the item is also for sale there, and so people put in Amazon links to help sell their song, and we are wary of that. Also your adding "is available on iTunes and Amazon" probably triggered somebody's tilt-o-meter -- we don't include material on where to buy stuff in our articles.
Discogs is an alternative site I use. It has lots of music data, is considered reasonably reliable I think, and since they don't sell anything you don't have that problem. The link for that song is []. Herostratus (talk) 16:06, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Uploading a KML File / Uploading A Google Map

I'm confused. I've created a Google Map (a path of an old canal) and am able to download that file to a KML. What I can't figure out is how to upload that KML to Wikipedia so that people who look at the page for that canal can see the map I have made.

I can tell from this ([]) that I have to create a template which might be described here ([])

But I can't figure it out.

If you show me and I do it I'll document what I did. Tell me where to put that documentation too and others who come after me can follow the instructions we create.


This is of course not urgent. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HighAtop94 (talkcontribs) 16:13, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

You don't need to upload the KML file. Re-read step 8. Open the file on your PC and copy the text in the file. - X201 (talk) 20:03, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

April 23, 2017 "today's featured article": the "Shakespeare authorship question"

Today, April 23, 2017, is William Shakespeare's 453d birthday. I am sure I speak for many, many Shakespeare aficionados, scholars and performers in deploring some Wikipedia editor's idiotic, offensive and disrespectful choice of making the so-called "Shakespeare authorship question" today's featured article -- on his birthday of all days. William Shakespeare of Stratford and London, the greatest literary genius in the history of the English language, wrote Shakespeare's works, period. Of course Shakespeare has to be featured in Wikipedia when we come to this date, but what have you done? Instead of hosannas and praise and paeans to his genius, for his gifts to us, you have chosen to feature the delusional sneers and jibes of his utterly undeserved and unworthy enemies. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to think Shakespeare did not write his works. Only some built-in evolutionary failures, to wit: human snobbery, contrariness and a dogged devotion to stupidity and unreason can account for anyone believing otherwise. There is no genuine authorship question of the kind those idiots imagine. Yes, Shakespeare had collaborators for a few works, but the Shakespeare-written parts of those works were written by William Shakespeare. The so-called authorship question is as much a real question as the flat earth question or how much astrology should guide your life choices question or just how does Elvis spend his days these days question. Since November, we Americans have been living in a tragicomedy, at the mercy of what the Hamburg Morgenpost called the "Horror-Clown", so institutional reassurances that our civilization is not totally collapsing are especially important. Wikipedia is itself a work of genius and a marvel of the modern world, a living, working monument to some of humankind's best attributes, so this insensitive failure is especially disturbing. I hope you will be much nicer to him next year. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:25, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

You think we're showing insensitivity to the feelings of someone who's been dead for 400 years? Covering the fact that there are some people who believe in something (indeed, with the prominent disclaimer that All but a few Shakespeare scholars and literary historians consider it a fringe belief) doesn't mean that Wikipedia is endorsing that belief. ‑ Iridescent 20:33, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
This is not relevant to the purpose of the Help Desk. We are here to answer questions about how to edit Wikipedia. Do you wish to edit Wikipedia? Are you encountering difficulty doing so?
(Addressing the complaint, the Shakespeare authorship question article had been worked on until it was judged worthy of WP:Featured article status. That made it eligible for the front page; the only question was the date. Wikipedia is featuring the article; it does not indicate endorsement of the subject of the article any more than Wikipedia was endorsing the Rock Springs massacre on 2 September 2009.) (talk) 20:46, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Atlantis Location Hypothesis Please look carefully at what is going on here. RAYLEIGH22 (talk) 20:59, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

I feel that my work on Plato's Atlantis from a scientific perspective is NOT being well received. Please, somebody, prove me wrong.

RAYLEIGH22 (talk) 20:59, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Please specify what you wish to be informed about or what you advocate for change in an (elaborate X because of Y) and (change X to Y) format, respectively so that your concerns can be better addressed. Thanks for understanding! Geo talk 21:26, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
For over a year, this editor has being trying to insert his original research into the article Location hypotheses of Atlantis. He has been warned over and over, but persists in arguing that since his changes are based on published articles, his original research is not original research. --Orange Mike | Talk 22:32, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Media Viewer now turned off for everyone, by default?

Is there a systemic problem with media viewer? It now seems turned off for everyone, by default. I don't plan to register, and thus cannot enable/disable that function, so why is it now turned off? I can't even find a gear icon to enable media viewer. Is there someway to do that *without* registration? Maybe this is just a temporary glitch with Wikipedia? ---- — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:46, 23 April 2017 (UTC)