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November 20

Meghan Markle

Ref number 46 is all wrong - it is an IBSN and I have tried over and over to get it right. Sorry - please fix if able. Thanks 203.132.68.1 (talk) 00:00, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

 Done Fixed below. Thanks, L3X1 (distænt write) 15:36, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Reverting multiple edits

How do I revert multiple consecutive edits to a page (like 7 or 8 of them) with one action back to a previous version? Or is that even possible? Thanks Creativewill (talk) 00:02, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

In the "Edit history" go back to the last good version. At the top of the column, you should see a link that says, "Restore this version?" Use that link to, y'know, restore that version. Obviously, this only works if you want to revert ALL the changes since that version; but if somebody's been monkeying with the article for a number of edits, it's a very useful item indeed. --Orange Mike | Talk 00:20, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
"restore this version" only appears when Twinkle is enabled at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets, and it only appears on diffs and not on revisions. But everyone can select an old revision in the page history, click the edit tab and then save. See more at Help:Reverting#Manual reverting. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:00, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Its effectiveness for treating sexual dysfunction in women has not been demonstrated.

Its effectiveness for treating sexual dysfunction in women has not been demonstrated.[3]

Viagra use in women! I am thinking that this treating of sexual dysfunction should be changed to "In Men" instead of Women! I'm not sure, it should be checked? Thank you Allen Holmstrom — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.95.82.186 (talk) 02:44, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

You are quoting from the lead of Sildenafil. "[3]" is a link to a supporting reference [1] which says women so it shouldn't be changed to men. The effectiveness for men has been demonstrated. PrimeHunter (talk) 03:14, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Greater leeds or leeds city region

Wikipedia is a great source to get information, however with all public sources things can be made up entirely.

Leeds is a city within west yorkshire, but some people have claimed of a wider leeds that includes the proud and independent councils of wakefiekd, kirklees, calderdale and bradford.

Such claims are fooling people and destroying students grades when they use information in education. Such examples are destroying the accurances of wiiipedia and tarnishing its name.

Such lying editors and pages that are big should be verified with official sites to make wikipedia look more responsible

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.2.93.203 (talk) 03:13, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

We have articles on the Leeds City Region and West Yorkshire Combined Authority with a number of linked references. Is there a specific error in these pages? Rmhermen (talk) 03:46, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Mitcham Square Shopping Centre

Hi, Is it possible to delete the page below:

[en.wikipedia.org]

This has caused a Facebook location page containing incorrect information and our correct Facebook page "Mitcham Square" is unable to take over the incorrect page because the page above contains wikipedia content.

Could you please advise if this is possible.

Thank you

Angela Just Advertising

On behalf of Mitcham Square Shopping Centre — Preceding unsigned comment added by JustAdvertising (talkcontribs) 03:32, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

This a problem with Facebook, not with our article. If there are mistakes in our article, please mention them on the article talk page. Rmhermen (talk) 03:57, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Meghan Markle

Sorry - Ref number 49 is all wrong - it is an IBSN and I have tried over and over to get it right. Sorry - please fix if able. I am sorry. 203.132.68.1 (talk) 03:41, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Done. ISBN=accepts only one number, not both a short and long form simultaneously. MB 04:13, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Richard Hickock

This may be a little trivial but some of the history you have on Richard Hickocks past is wrong.....he didn't go to Olathe HS, he worked in Olathe at a garage....he went to HS in Efgerton, Ks....his first wife was 16 when he got married and was pregnant and they had 2 boys, then he had his fling with a girl who became pregnant and divorced his first wife to marry the girl he got pregnant...yes his parents were farm people in Edgerton, KS...my moms family grew up not far from them and i have been told many stories about him not only from my mom but my aunts also2605:6000:380A:9B00:1410:273F:3E2C:EF78 (talk) 04:38, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Olathe North High School claims his name, and the article says that he was an athlete there. Is it possible that he attended more than one high school? Wikipedia needs reliable sources to back up statements made in articles. Can you find anything published elsewhere about Dick Hickock? You are welcome to challenge any unsourced statements, and discuss corrections on the talk page of the article.
[Different Contributer here] By "Efgerton" I presume you mean Edgerton, Kansas? That city's article doesn't mention a high school at all, though it's rather short. In 1950 (when Hickock turned 19) Edgerton's population was only 266, while Olathe's was 5,593: their populations in 2010 were 1,671 and 125,872 respectively, and the Olathe School District alone currently has 5 high schools. Note that Olathe North High School
". . . was founded in 1883 as Olathe High School. The school moved to its current location in 1958 and changed its name to Olathe North High School in 1981."
– so is it possible that in the 1940s the then Olathe High School was the one that also served Edgerton? {The poster formerly known as 87.81.230.195} 94.0.37.45 (talk) 09:13, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Albert Kitson, 2nd Baron Airedale

Please help. I successfully added a file of old Gledhow Hall photo! Please put the little dots under the letter "c" (for circa) which is in the photo. Thanks 101.189.107.58 (talk) 06:23, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for adding the image. I don't think any dots under the letter "c" are needed. If you look at the page Circa, you will see that the present caption is consistent with usage there. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:41, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
The photo of 'Lord and Lady Airedale at the coronation of King George V' looks like an early example of Photoshopping... AndrewWTaylor (talk) 11:09, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
I've added the little dots. Maproom (talk) 11:47, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

A entire silly question on :

I don't know came from where that i was told to add : in the internal-link in the talk page, for example [[:Entry]], [[:User:Entry]] is that no effect or affecting "what link here"? Matthew_hk tc 10:22, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

It's not needed if you are linking to a page in mainspace or talk, but you need the preceding colon to link to a file instead of displaying the image, or to link to a category instead of putting the page into the category. See Help:Link#Wikilinks (internal links). --David Biddulph (talk) 10:33, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
that looks weird. As using WP:TW, the semi-automatic link by the template and the tools also have [[:foo]] Matthew_hk tc 15:53, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
The preceding colon doesn't do any harm, so my guess is that the tools put in the colon for all namespaces as the simplest option, rather than having to test for which namespaces need it. --David Biddulph (talk) 16:38, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Dear VLE, your account is still not created, either your registration information is incomplete or still under review. It is suggested to check the application status.

Dear VLE, your account is still not created, either your registration information is incomplete or still under review. It is suggested to check the application status.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2405:205:1287:9A9C:8DC3:5AF5:D8EC:764A (talk) 15:58, 20 November 2017 (UTC) 

Deletion of the original LaFlavour (band) Wiki page, and refusal to act on proposed page

LaFlavour (aka La Flavour) are a musical group who have been in existence for more than half a century, beginning in Massillon, Ohio in 1967. They are famous for the worldwide release of "Mandolay", which reached #7 on Billboard's Disco Chart in 1980, as well as the follow-up single "Only The Lonely (Have a Reason to Be Sad)" which cracked Billboard's Hot 100 in June of 1980. Both the album & single of "Mandolay" received Billboard Music Awards in the Disco category. A quick glance at Discogs will reveal both the album and single were released in 13 countries on 5 continents. Prior reasons given for not including LaFlavour on Wikipedia have been "not enough national press". My question is (I hope I've come to the right place to ask): WHY have you included a Wiki for Jimmy & The Soulblazers - who also hail from Northeast Ohio - when they haven't come anywhere near as close to achieving LaFlavour's success & recognition? The original LaFlavour version of "Mandolay" was featured both in the movie and on the soundtrack album for the Paramount release "Kiss Me Guido". "Mandolay", the single, also topped the Cashbox charts in 1980. "Mandolay" is still played DAILY on Siri/XM's Disco Channel "Studio54". The Soulblazers never achieved anything remotely close to this. The point is - if LaFlavour cannot - for whatever reason - have presence on Wikipedia, what "rule" enabled Jimmy & The Soulblazers to be included? This is absolutely unfair, unbalanced, and represents only one example of an uneven playing field with regard to inclusion of entities in the entertainment industry who have not made near the impact LaFlavour have. If this Subject/Issue has been sent to the wrong place, please inform as to where it should be sent. Thank you for taking time to read this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LaFlavour (talkcontribs) 16:15, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Do you have a link to the deletion discussion? If the title of the deleted content was "LaFlavour (band)" I have been unable to find it at any WP:AFD discussion (so far all I could find about LaFlavour in Wikipedia is some content at She Don't Know Me). Shearonink (talk) 16:26, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict)The existence of one poorly-references article does not justify the creation of another. Neither article should exist unless someone can find independent reliable sources where the subject has been written about in detail. Please see WP:Your first article and WP:BAND for further guidance. Dbfirs 16:30, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
The article was at LaFlavour and was speedy deleted as a copyright violation of the history page at LaFlavour's website. Rmhermen (talk) 06:08, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Oath Keepers

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

On your page about Oath Keepers. It is not an anti-government organization, limited, accountable, and open but never anti. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.116.230.116 (talk) 17:35, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

That particular statement seems to have a number of sources attached to it. If you wish to change it please raise the matter at the article talk page, providing sources in your support. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 17:41, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
That said, there is an issue with one of the citations - see Talk:Oath Keepers#Discussion on meaning of a reference for a discussion on that. 192.88.255.9 (talk) 18:24, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Can you please check my English in this article?

Hello everybody! I'm current finishing an article about a singer, but my English is not good and people have complained to me on my previous works, saying that my way of writing could easily be looked as fan's point of view.

I really want my article to have a neutral tone and not looking like a commercialized article. I also want to make sure that my grammars and structures are right. I would be grateful to hear from anyone who may be able to help! Thank you thank you so much!

The article is here. Beyoncetan (talk) 19:16, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Contributing article

Just now I have opened the account. Would like to upload a file on the life and work of Sangeetacharya Vishmadev Chattopadhyay . Please guide.. how to upload.

With Regards. Malabika Chatterjee--Malabika Chatterjee (talk) 19:51, 20 November 2017 (UTC) 1.18a.m.

@Malabika Chatterjee: Read the guidance at WP:YFA, and then use the link on that page to use the article wizard to create a draft article for review. RudolfRed (talk) 20:12, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Trying to submit a draft for review.

Hello, I am trying to submit a draft for review but there is no "button" to do so. The draft name is DAS Model Management; please see below for the link.

[en.wikipedia.org]

Thank you, Cautenrieth (talk) 21:05, 20 November 2017 (UTC)cautenrieth

I've added the relevant template to give you a submit button, & also added a References section with {{reflist}} template. If you haven't already done so, please read the advice at WP:Your first article. --David Biddulph (talk) 21:15, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Cite a file

Hi,

I am trying to cite a downloadable file. How should I do this?

The file is in the form : file:///home/chronos/u-4e61572b815e713343aaced2557d05ef0687d4e9/Downloads/HandWallet_Expense_Manager%20(3).pdf

Thanks,

Potatornado (talk) 20:57, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Potatorndo. I'm afraid you can't. That is a file on your computer, so there is no way that anybody reading an article would be able to access it. Anything linked to from a Wikipedia article (or any other website, for that matter) must be hosted on a webserver that the Internet can request it from. You would need to upload it somewhere first - or if you downloaded it from somewhere (which I'm guessing you did, because it is in your downloads directory) you can use the URL where you downloaded it from. --ColinFine (talk) 21:32, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

adding pupils to famous teachers

My piano teacher, Grace Berry Davis, studied with both Robert Casadesus & Nadia Boulanger. How can I ad her to the lists pf their students? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grandmaroo (talk • contribs) 21:05, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Grandmaroo. Why do you think that might be a suitable piece of information for a world-wide encyclopaedia? If your piano teacher meets Wikipedia's criteria for notability, so that there could be an article about her, then by all means add her to such lists. But if she is just an ordinary person like you and me and 99.99% of the people on the planet, (even if she is a wonderful piano teacher) then I'm afraid she doesn't belong there. --ColinFine (talk) 21:38, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford

I have failed when adding a replacement file - pic. Please help So sorry 203.132.68.1 (talk) 21:54, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

This appears to have been fixed (by David Biddulph). Eagleash (talk) 23:01, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Church of St. Michael and All Angels Christchurch

Hi there,

I can't figure out how to edit the box with the purple heading on the right hand side of this page. I want to delete that Father Andrew Starky is the Vicar because he died earlier this year.

Thank you.

[en.wikipedia.org] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.189.102.7 (talk) 22:20, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

It looks as if you worked out how to do it. It would be a good idea to complete the edit summary box at the bottom of the edit window. Otherwise, your edits could be seen as disruptive as there is no explanation. A source, such as a death notice or obituary (personal knowledge does not help here) would also be useful. See WP:REFB for a basic guide to how to add these. I will also leave some links at your talk page. Eagleash (talk) 22:59, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

November 21

overlinkage

I could really use some advice from an experienced editor about overlinkage. An expansion on the MOS and what people find to to be general practice, particularly within quotations, would be much appreciated. Thanks. Gabriel syme (talk) 02:42, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

I assume you read the MOS on linking, "Items within quotations should not generally be linked; instead, consider placing the relevant links in the surrounding text or in the "See also" section of the article." Currently your question is a bit broad. If this section of the MOS is unclear, could you please specify the question, so I myself or another reader can give a more meaningful reply. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 12:25, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Actually, MOS:LINKSTYLE is exactly what I'm looking for, I hadn't found that page yet, and actually just now found the MOS/contents page for the first time, which is incredibly helpful. Thanks alot! Gabriel syme (talk) 17:38, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Plague of nbsp

I'm having problems editing African bush elephant. I'm attempting to edit and fix "John Hopkins University" to "Johns Hopkins University". However when I edit, even if the only thing that I do is add the s, the article is also changed by having 6 or so   added. See for example [en.wikipedia.org] . Ideas on what's going on and how to fix it? I'm using WikEd, my normal editor and have made a number of similar edits on other articles before and since.Naraht (talk) 09:11, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

FWIW, I've no idea what was going on (as I don't use WikiEd), but I've added the absent 's' where it was missing in the Bibliography. {The poster formerly known as 87.81.230.195} 94.0.37.45 (talk) 09:32, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
I suffer from time to time from the same problem. I hadn't realised that it was associated with WkiEd. If you look carefully at the version before Naraht's edit you'll see that the   characters are present, so I think that all that WikiEd is doing is making them visible as such. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:52, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes, wikEd replaces Unicode non-breaking space characters with their html entity   in accordance with MOS:NBSP. The Unicode characters were added 10 November in [2] by Abknych who maybe has software which changes two normal spaces to one space and a non-breaking space to produce more spacing. Two normal spaces render like one space in html. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:08, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the information. So the right thing for me to do was to have seen the addition of the nbsp in what was there after I edited and simply deleted them as long as there was a normal space on one side or the other.Naraht (talk) 18:36, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes, there was no reason for non-breaking spaces and I have deleted them.[3] But detecting them as Unicode characters can be difficult, and two normal spaces after punctuation is allowed by Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Spaces following terminal punctuation. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:34, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Edits to Anna Friel Wikipedia (New Awards)

Hello,

Can you please update Anna Friel's page ([en.wikipedia.org]) to reflect her recent win:

Best Actress, International Emmy Awards (for her leading role in 'Marcella') [deadline.com]

Many thanks,

Mia

80.87.27.34 (talk) 11:49, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Done in this edit. Rojomoke (talk) 15:28, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

an Author bio

Can I have a author bio on Wikipedia? I've tried before and couldn't seem to get it right. Thank you, JD Holiday — Preceding unsigned comment added by J.D. Holiday (talkcontribs) 16:02, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Dear J.D. Holiday, to keep it short, no you cannot. Wikipedia is an enclopedia. If a subject is relevant someone else will write about it. Wikipedia is not a place for an author bio about yourself. The user page is indeed meant to write about one self, however only to help in working together with others on Wikipedia. It is not meant to promote yourself or your website. There are other social websites to post an author bio. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 16:58, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
J.D. Holiday To put it a bit more kindly - you can if you are a notable WP:PERSON enough to be included and meet the requirements set forth by WP guidelines. As an author, you would need to have won an award of merit; or your work would have to be recognized by a distinguished media publication and covered as such in review. It would seem that your work is self-published? and mostly self-promotional, as well? This is problematic in gaining notability at WP. If you can supply notable claims that would meet the necessary requirements for inclusion at WP; you are more than welcome to submit a request for an editor to write an article here: [4]. Please note that the wait time is very long; and rejection is almost guaranteed in a situation such as this. You will also have to disclose your WP:CIO Conflict of Interest; since WP discourages any subject editing / contributing to articles about themselves. Good luck, though! Maineartists (talk) 17:18, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Peter Kyles

1. Do you think that P. Kyle McCarter Jr. meets the notability requirements?

2. If so, do you think that it should be renamed to "Peter Kyle McCarter"? If you think so, could you possibly rename it?

3. There is a "Peter Kyle" from Scotland who won £5M in the national lottery, but 3 years later was reported to have spent it all. [5] [6] [7] Do you think he meets the notability requirements?

4. Please change Peter Kyle from a redirect to a disambiguation to (at least) Peter Kyle (footballer) and Peter Kyle (politician), if appropriate please add a link to whatever you call P. Kyle McCarter Jr. and consider redlinking Peter Kyle (lottery winner)

86.20.193.222 (talk) 17:27, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

1. No. The article cites only two sources. The first is a directory entry, the second includes a short interview with him, and tells us only that he is "one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Book of Samuel".
2. No. Those two sources refer to him as "P. Kyle McCarter" and as "P. Kyle McCarter Jr", not as "Peter Kyle McCarter".
3. I haven't checked; but probably not.
4. This seems a sensible suggestion. But I don't want to get involved making changes until we've decided whether to have an articles on the lottery winner as well. If only two Peter Kyles are to have articles, we don't need a db page. Maproom (talk) 18:29, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, I agree.
If there are only two Peter Kyle, then hatnotes would be fine; I'm not sure if that lottery one passes, so would welcome opinions to decide that.
I'll put a PROD on the first one. 86.20.193.222 (talk) 18:52, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

E-Mail visible?

Is my account's E-Mail address visible to Wikipedia administrators or anybody else (Stewards, CheckUser, Oversight, UTRS, etc.) than me? --84.147.38.84 (talk) 17:59, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

No. It's not available to those users.
Obviously, it is stored, so is theoretically available to Wikimedia Foundation employees.
If concerned, you must be very careful: if enabled, anyone can send you an email (using "email this user") - they will not be given your email address, but if you reply, they will of course be given the address that the reply came from.
See also m:Privacy_policy
Wikimedia takes privacy very seriously, and there is little to be worried about regarding your account information, although depending on your security/paranoia level, nothing is 100% secure if it is on the internet.
It's probably easier to hack Donald Trump's twitter than to steal your email addy via Wikipedia. Then again, the former has already (sorta) happened.86.20.193.222 (talk) 18:16, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your answer, 86.20.193.222 (whoever you are). I really appreciate. You must be an experienced user (maybe even administrator) of Wikipedia. --84.147.38.84 (talk) 18:28, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

See also foundation:Privacy policy. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:35, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Where can I ask lesser relevant or urgent questions?

Hello. HelpDesk is intended for fast questions. But where can I ask lesser important questions without bothering anybody? --84.147.38.84 (talk) 18:30, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

  • Your premise is faulty. You can ask here any question relative to how to edit Wikipedia, no matter how trivial or non-urgent, if there is no better place that you know of. If there is a better place, we will point you to it, but such redirections are part of what the HD is for. Bothering people with newbie questions is what the help desk (and the Teahouse) are for.
I mean, for really urgent questions (answer needed within the hour) the IRC chan is probably a better shot, but I do not see any question that is both really urgent and appropriate for the help desk. (See WP:EMERGENCY, WP:OVERSIGHT, etc. for examples of what is not appropriate on the HD.) TigraanClick here to contact me 18:42, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

(edit conflict)

There are many more specific areas, but if you ask here you can be redirected - for example, if asking which sources are 'reliable' enough there is WP:RSN, if you want a graphic editing there's Wikipedia:Requested pictures, if you want to stop vandalism there's WP:AIV and literally hundreds more. If the wiki is on fire, try WP:AN. 86.20.193.222 (talk) 18:50, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Search revision history

Hello. How can I search the revision history of pages for text? I would like to find some text, that was removed because it was not sufficiently cited. I can no longer find it, but I know some words it included. One of them is "the most noticeable", as far as I can remember.

How can I find it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.147.38.84 (talk) 18:55, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

  • There might be other tools, but have you tried WikiBlame? If it fails, please report back with the page name, so that people more talented than me can check. TigraanClick here to contact me 19:00, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

information in source cited is an image

I've run into a situation where a source is cited, but the information cited is not in the text of the source, it is derived from observing a photograph in the article. Would this qualify as original research? One issue that springs to mind immediately is the fact that the image could be mirrored. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gabriel syme (talkcontribs) 20:55, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Found an answer over at the OR noticeboard. Gabriel syme (talk) 23:49, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Draft Articles

How long does it take to finish the draft article. 68.102.39.189 (talk) 21:54, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Save as Draft:ArticleName. --84.147.38.84 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Identify if my account is hijacked.

Hello. Web pages such as Google and Twitter offer users the ability to see the logins from IP addresses to the user account. Check user means: See who logged onto an IP address.

I would like to see, what IP addresses logged into my account. This should be possible for users also without check user permissions. Google and twitter already have these features for every user. --84.147.38.84 (talk) 22:13, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Your IP is 84.147.38.84, you are not logged in? Do you have an account? Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 22:16, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
@Emir of Wikipedia: the user is probably a sock putting out feelers through covert questions. See my comment on the other page[8] 115.79.137.39 (talk) 22:21, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Pinging admins@Doug Weller, JamesBWatson, Materialscientist, Berean Hunter, and Zzuuzz:, there is something strange and fishy here, is it possible to check this ip? 115.79.137.39 (talk) 22:46, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Here on a completely unrelated issue but I noticed that the ip asking "Where can I ask lesser relevant or urgent questions?" above is the same as here. Hope that helps. Gabriel syme (talk) 22:54, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
There was an e-mail issue regarding a banned long-term COI sockmaster who is also from Northern Rhine-Westphalia and using the same ISP, Deutsche Telecom. Thus, the anon asking questions regarding e-mails seems quite DUCK to me. 115.79.137.39 (talk) 00:16, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Duck? What does that mean? --84.147.38.84 (talk) 00:07, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
  • The anon claims that he does not know what does WP:DUCK mean but the same anon is quite familiar with WP terminology to know WP:SUBST [9], a much lesser-known WP page. The anon is also familiar with Stewards, UTRS, etc [10]So it is quite unlikely that he really didn't know WP:DUCK. In my humble opinion, he is trying to behave like an inexperienced editor now. I am not willing to waste my time with him. I'll leave it to admins. 115.79.137.39 (talk) 00:24, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't know about WP:Duck. There are many WP: pages. How is one expected to know all of them? And If I wanted to hack Wikipedia, which I can't do without hacking skills, I would do it right now. --84.147.37.61 (talk) 05:58, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
How should I know, that you were referring to a WP page? I thought you were using a slang.--84.147.39.208 (talk) 14:26, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Admins, please compare the two comments by the anon above, they contradict themselves. In the first comment, he claimed that he didn't know WP:DUCK, and in the second comment, he implied that he know the WP:DUCK, but he thought it as a slang since i did not add "WP:". The anon has changed his answer after i had added more evidences[11] on his knowledge regarding lesser-known WP pages, Stewards, UTRS, etc. 171.240.69.78 (talk) 15:58, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Where exactly did I claim that I know WP:DUCK? I said "How should I know, that you were referring to a WP page?". --84.147.46.137 (talk) 23:00, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
I just noticed that my IP address has changed overnight. I am the same person. May I ask, why everybody gets sceptical so quickly, without me doing any harm? --84.147.37.61 (talk) 06:04, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello. If you like, you can track me as long as you want. I won't vandalize anything. Yes, I have an account, but I am too shy to ask with it. And I have not (if then rarely) used my account since Octobre of 2015. --84.147.38.84 (talk) 23:19, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

IP addresses are sometimes dynamic, so they do not have an owner. If you are genuine, then just use your account. Dbfirs 08:21, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
You can change pasword at Special:Preferences if you worry about hijacking. At Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-echo you can select to get notifications about failed login attempts or logins from an unfamiliar device and IP address. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:28, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

OP, please see User_talk:NeilN#Obvious_sockpuppetry_is_obvious --NeilN talk to me 15:50, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

So what is the administrator test result now? Am I a hacker? Please mention more administrators (objective ones without double standards), if James Watson is inactive. Thanks. --84.147.46.137 (talk) 23:03, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
  • This person is either trolling or trying to find out information which will help him or her to avoid detection of sockpuppetry. In any case, since he or she has repeatedly indicated that he or she has an account, and is clearly using IP editing to evade scrutiny, which is against the sockpuppetry policy. I am therefore going to block the range of IP addresses which have been used. A careful check of the editing history of the IP range involved indicates that nobody else has used the range to edit in the last eighteen months, so risk of collateral damage is negligible. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 20:38, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

under Review

Hi

I am not sure if my article is still under review or I need to submit it

please find link to page below

[en.wikipedia.org]

cheers — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boo76 (talkcontribs) 23:37, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Yes, the box at the foot of the draft shows that you did resubmit it. The box says: "Review waiting. This may take over two months. ... ". --David Biddulph (talk) 23:49, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Note The page has now been accepted. Eagleash (talk) 01:42, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

How to make template embeddable

I am trying to make {{Ordination}} embeddable in other infoboxes. I've added the child syntax and modified the abovestyle in the template's sandbox, but when I try to embed it, the template just appears smaller, inside the other infobox as a parameter, not as an embedded template. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thank you in advance. Ergo Sum 23:57, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Does WP:SUBST work? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.147.38.84 (talk) 00:08, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
I don't see how that would help. Ergo Sum 01:02, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

I have tried around with the syntax and have gotten it so that the template will embed in another template. However, the remaining problem is that I would like the header (color and text determined by abovestyle and above) to appear in a slightly modified way for when the template is embedded. Currently, I cannot get the header to appear at all when it is embedded. Does anyone have any ideas? Ergo Sum 05:46, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

November 22

John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford

Please help 2 things - I have failed in my attempt to add a book as a general reference at the end of this page with the other 6 or so books/ documents. Please fix It is in the wrong place.

Also - shouldn't there be a heading "Further References" on top of these extra references?? Thanks in advance and sorry203.132.68.1 (talk) 00:50, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

The ref tags are not necessary at that point. I believe this has been pointed out several times before. As the 'other books' do not have them, they should not have been added. An additional heading is not essential but you could add something like 'Footnotes' above the reflist template and possibly 'Sources' after it (above the list of books) if so desired. Eagleash (talk) 01:35, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

2018 in radio

Can you move the 2018 in radio page from the talk to the draft page please. 68.102.39.189 (talk) 02:13, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

 Done see Draft:2018 in radio. NZFC(talk) 02:43, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

James Kitson, 1st Baron Airedale

Please help - I have FAILED in my attempt to add a file from COMMONS - in the Gledhow Hall section - on to the above page. please assist if you can. Thank you very much. 203.39.128.90 (talk) 07:29, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Dear Madam/Sir, I have added the image to the article [12]. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 07:51, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Anna Friel Series Mania Award

Hello,

Could you please update Anna Friel's Page ([en.wikipedia.org]) with the following award:

Series Mania, Best Actress (for Broken): [variety.com]

Many thanks 80.87.27.34 (talk) 11:12, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

I have removed the misplaced {{request edit}} template from your question, as that template belongs on the talk page of the article concerned. --David Biddulph (talk) 12:41, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Image pop-out?

Sup peeps. Is there a way of having a close-up (or a zoom in perhaps?) on an image? Apologies for lack of clarity in expressing my question: I clearly have no idea what I'm talking about. But thanks in advance! Cheers, — fortunavelut lunaRarely receiving (many) pings. Bizarre. 12:13, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

  • Well, you can obviously crop an image or display it with a larger size parameter (see Wikipedia:Extended_image_syntax). But the way I understand your request would be for the reader to be able to make a particular image element larger, for instance hovering the mouse over the image would display it in larger size. I know of no way of doing this in Wikipedia though. TigraanClick here to contact me 14:16, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
It isn't entirely clear what the OP was asking, but of course if a reader clicks on a thumbnail image in an article this will open the page for the image itself, and in many cases this wil have a range of different sizes available for display. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:21, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you both; perhaps the nearest thing I can thhink of is how on our maps (London's in the IB is an example), one can view a focussed and a broader view of the "same" thing? — fortunavelut lunaRarely receiving (many) pings. Bizarre. 14:41, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: I went down the rabbit hole: that behaviour is caused by the (wonderful and underused, IMO) Template:Location map (the London article includes {{infobox settlement}} which calls it via the pushpin_map key). That template itself calls the Lua module Module:Location_map whose source code is provided and (relatively) short.
I am not up to the task myself, but digging through the code for the part that makes an alternative display and making a template {{display alternative image|imageA|imageB}} that allows to switch the image in a similar fashion is probably fairly easy for a Lua programmer. Try your luck at WP:VPT, maybe? TigraanClick here to contact me 18:24, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
@Tigraan: Many thanks! Yes, I'll give that a go then- although- confession!- you kinda lost me after "rabbit hole"  ;) Thanks though for all your help with this. Have a good week! — fortunavelut lunaRarely receiving (many) pings. Bizarre. 18:31, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi the switcher for the location maps is controlled by MediaWiki:Gadget-switcher.js, which is more generic. you can see examples (without location maps) in Template:Switcher/testcases. you can find a very simple example in User:Jackmcbarn/switcher as well. Frietjes (talk) 18:48, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Change Title of Houthoff Buruma

Dear reader,

A few weeks a go I requested a change of the Houthoff Buruma Wiki-page via Talk. Unfortunately no one has responded. The name of this Dutch law firm has changed to only Houthoff, I'm somehow unable to change the title and logo myself. Can somebody make these changes? It's one of Holland's biggest law firms so it's important the information is up to date.

Change of Title to: Houthoff and Change of Logo to new Houthoff Logo

Please change the Title from Houthoff Buruma to Houthoff. Source: Dutch chamber of commerce - [www.kvk.nl] and a statement on their website: [www.houthoff.com]

Is it also possible to change the URL to Houthoff too?

Many Thanks

URL of Page: [en.wikipedia.org] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ericdegraaf2018 (talkcontribs) 12:36, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Moved. --David Biddulph (talk) 12:44, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Note that I can see no sign of any move request on the article's talk page, so that's presumably why nobody responded. --David Biddulph (talk) 12:47, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
He requested on his own talk page. Ruslik_Zero 12:51, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

SE Ranking

I am a small business and trying to find out why my web site cannot be seen. I have joined and have read many articles about getting your site seen on the www. When I run a SE ranking Wikipedia come up as the top site under roofing, yet you are not a roofing company. What I read said you need to link to Wikipedia to get seen. I joined and still confused because this is an information type web site and not a business web site. I could write an article (not the best writer or can spell) about being a woman and owning a roofing company but who cares. So I am asking how is it possible to link my company to this site. Oh and I have never been on a roof, scared of heights. If you want to check out my site it is www.totalrestore1985.com. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Totalrestore1985 (talkcontribs) 12:48, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

@Totalrestore1985: Wikipedia is high in search engine results because we are the fifth most visited website and have millions of incoming links from other sites, and millions of articles including some about roofing. We are an encyclopedia and not a tool to help other websites get traffic. We add nofollow to external links to deter people from trying to use us to improve their search rankings, so I think you got wrong advice. The first five Google results for me on roofing is from the English Wikipedia. That does seem a bit extreme but we don't control Google. A Google search om totalrestore1985 shows they do know your site. It just doesn't place highly in general searches like roofing. Search engine optimization can be difficult and there are millions of websites mentioning the term. A search on SEO forum may find places you can ask for tips. If you consider contributing to Wikipedia then see Wikipedia:Paid-contribution disclosure, Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies). PrimeHunter (talk) 13:55, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Is this helpline

I need some help create ing a page — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2405:204:7141:FA46:B7EC:4C4B:8A3C:6066 (talk) 15:13, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

The starting point for such advice is at WP:Your first article. --David Biddulph (talk) 15:25, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
To which I would add, IP user, that it is worth thinking about why you want to create an article (think of it as an article rather than a 'page'): it is to improve Wikipedia, or is it for some other person or group? If the latter, Wikipedia might not be an appropriate place to be working. --ColinFine (talk) 15:41, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Jewish cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

When we visited this old cemetery in Prague in the late 1960's, we were told by a local guide that the reason there were so many graves in such a small space, was that, at some point during its development, the local government would not allow Jews to have any more land. Therefore, hundreds of graves and gravestones from then on are crammed into this small space. Also, he told us that the earliest grave was from the 12th century.

Carol Karlin, Denver, CO. November 22, 2017 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.165.207.8 (talk) 15:42, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Carol. Do you have a question about editing Wikipedia? If you're wanting to suggest a change to a particular article, the Talk page for that article is the best place to make the suggestion. But "Somebody told me" (even if it was an official guide) is not sufficient: we would need a reliable published source for this information, otherwise Wikipedia becomes useless. --ColinFine (talk) 17:18, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

I need to change the logo on our page Biz Television - we changed our branding. I cannot figure out how to change it. HELPKkantz (talk) 17:49, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello Kkantz. Since it seems you are an employee of Biz Television, you need to read WP:PAID and make the mandatory disclaimer before editing any further, otherwise you will be forbidden from editing ("blocked").
Then, please read WP:LOGO which describes the conduct to follow when it comes to uploading copyrighted logos.
Finally, here's the canned answer to questions about image insertion; see in particular steps 3 and 4:

Symbol move vote.svg To use an image on Wikipedia, follow these steps:

  1. Ascertain carefully the copyright status of the image. If in doubt, ask. As a rule of thumb, images that you did not take yourself are almost always under copyright, and images that you took can be released under a free license.
  2. If the image is in the public domain, or under a free license compatible with Wikimedia Commons' license requirements, or if you hold the copyrights and are willing to release the image under such a license, upload it on Wikimedia Commons using the Upload Wizard.
  3. If the image is neither public domain nor available under a free license, check whether it satisfies all non-free content criteria. In particular, photographs of living people almost never qualify. If it does not, it cannot be used on Wikipedia; do not upload it. If it does, upload it on Wikipedia (not on Wikimedia Commons).
  4. Once the image has been uploaded to the Wikimedia Foundation's servers (either to Commons or Wikipedia), follow the steps in the picture tutorial to place the image in an article.
Come back if you need more specific help. TigraanClick here to contact me 18:36, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Can't save edits to my draft

Hello, I am currently working on Draft:Romeo Langford (basketball) and have been unable to save edits. Each time i try to save, I enter the "confirmation code" typing in the letter combinations. However, each time I get re taken to the confirmation page with a different code, saying that I put in the wrong code. This just started, as I was able to edit the draft last night fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. Ajdeluca4 (talk) 18:09, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

@Ajdeluca4: Users usually only have to enter a CAPTCHA when they add external links before their account is autoconfirmed, meaning it's four days old and has made ten edits. Your account will be autoconfirmed in 20 hours so if you have problems, you can just wait with external links until then. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:22, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: Hello again, my account is now confirmed but I still get error messages when I try to save the draft after adding a link. I don't need to enter the CAPTCHA anymore, but it still says my edits are not saved. My edits save with no problem when I just add text, but don't work adding a reference. Do you have any suggestions or thoughts on why this is? Ajdeluca4 (talk) 23:45, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
@Ajdeluca4: There are different possibilities. I cannot say without knowing the error message or what exactly you try to save. Maybe there is a link to a blacklisted website but I'm just guessing. If you have changed your interface language away from the default "en - English" at Special:Preferences then you may get a more informative error message by changing back to "en - English". PrimeHunter (talk) 23:52, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

How can I get notified for replies to my posts?

Hello.

How can I track replies that are being made to my posts?

The watch list also tracks all other changes outside of my topics. --Alxx32 (talk) 20:00, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

@Alxx32: You can't only watch part of a page. However, if folks are polite, they will "ping" you when they reply, as I have done here. RudolfRed (talk) 20:08, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
I see, @RudolfRed:. Thank you. --Alxx32 (talk) 20:16, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Sandbox questions

Hello, I am a new Wikipedian and am wondering about the sandbox, I created a sandbox and was seeing how templates and the editor worked on that sandbox. Anyways I was using the micronation country template and just filled it in with a country I just made up to see how the text would render and if I was doing everything right, and then BAM it gets deleted because people said it was a hoax and so they deleted it. I thought I was misusing the sandbox by accident but then I want to the Wikipedia:About the Sandbox page and I didn't see anything I violated, am I correct or not in thinking my sandbox shouldn't have been deleted? Thanks YuriGagrin12 (talk) 20:19, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Hey YuriGagrin12. Maybe User:Winged Blades of Godric or User:Shirt58 can offer more detailed feedback on why this may not have fallen under our usual exception for allowing users to experiment in their sandbox. GMGtalk 20:25, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, I ave left messages on their talk pages (they haven't responded) Is there any way I could link this page in a comment to them? YuriGagrin12 (talk) 21:07, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Hey YuriGagrin12. You can always copy and paste [[Wikipedia:Help desk#Sandbox questions]], but you probably don't need to since I pinged them in my comment the same way I pinged you with this comment. When you mention someone's username with link to their user page they get a notification. GMGtalk 21:13, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @YuriGagrin12: Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion#G3. Pure vandalism and blatant hoaxes applies to all pages including user sandboxes. G1 and G2 have exceptions for sandboxes but not G3. Wikipedia:User pages#User pages that look like articles says: "Pages that egregiously present false information may be tagged with {{db-hoax}}." Winged Blades of Godric and Shirt58 were notified of this discussion by GreenMeansGo by linking their user pages, like I linked your user page (via {{reply to}}) in this post. You could link to this section with [[Wikipedia:Help desk#Sandbox questions]]. Note that starting a line with spaces will cause special formatting. Don't do it to start a normal text paragraph. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:16, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Woah, this is not vandalism or a blatant hoax! This is literally just me messing around with templates to see how they work. Ive never vandalized or even edited an actual article because of this stuff thats going on. I literally just got an account yesterday to see how templates and editing work. I understand wikipedia is not a blog service or free web hosting service, however I didn't violate that. Also you can't verify if this information is true or not because micro nations are very common. Based on what the about page has said and everyones comments my article shouldn't have been deleted. Also in the user page guidelines (This is copy and pasted)Experimentation (usually on subpages) Trial pages for templates, unfamiliar or specialist markup (including LaTeX), etc., as a kind of personal sandbox. Pages to test bots and scripts without doing harm.

User pages and user subpages can be transcluded and substituted, so they behave like templates, and can be tested as such.YuriGagrin12 (talk) 21:33, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

@YuriGagrin12: If Google finds nothing about an alleged micronation then it isn't even "real" by micronation standards. Your first post said "filled it in with a country I just made up", so you admit you made it up. That's indistinguishable from a hoax. We are not going to say "Users are allowed to make hoaxes if they call them tests". All hoax writers could just claim to be making tests. Please accept that we have rules. I just pointed you to both a policy and a guideline supporting deletion of userspace hoaxes. You brought up Wikipedia:About the Sandbox but that says: "it must not be used for malicious purposes". The linked page Wikipedia:Misuse of the sandbox says: "it may be deleted at any time in accordance with Wikipedia's criteria for speedy deletion, particularly, the criterion governing pure vandalism and hoaxes." User sandboxes can be seen by everybody and there are limits to what we allow in them. I'm assuming good faith but for somebody not making a hoax, you are fighting pretty hard to keep your non-hoax. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:08, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

I am sorry for misusing the sandbox but I can assure you I was not attempting to make a hoax or spread false information in anyway. But I do apologize and am sorry. The reason I cam here was not to retrieve data but to see why my post was deleted and that has been answered. YuriGagrin12 (talk) 22:43, 22 November 2017 (UTC)


November 23

Elizabeth Bowes

Please help - I do not know why ref number 4 is in red. Please help. Thanks 203.132.68.1 (talk) 02:45, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Fixed. The date included the volume number. StarryGrandma (talk) 03:15, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Albert Kitson, 2nd Baron Airedale

Please fix up ref. number 6 on this page. Thanks 203.39.128.90 (talk) 06:36, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

 Done Please note that the Template:Webarchive, which was used in the reference can verify that dates in URLs for Wayback, WebCite, and Archive.is match the date in the |date= argument. If the dates don't match it will display the date from the URL, add a red warning message "date mismatch", and add the article to the warning tracking category. Thanks, Lourdes 07:05, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Codswallop

Meaning of (not stated by Wikipedia)

I am nearly 70 and heard this saying many times in my youth in England. In southern England, and Isle of Wight in particular, a good eating fish to catch was a Cod. The cod was plumper than a normal fish and it's flesh was very sweet. Once caught on a line, it was usually hit on the head with a small mallet to stun or kill it to remove the hook. If one missed the head and hit the stomach area, all the gut, entrails etc would be expelled out of it's rear orifice! Hence the saying, "What a load of Codswallop"!

Hope this is of interest to Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 008Firelighter (talkcontribs) 10:56, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia, not a dictionary, so would not need an article about 'codswallop' unless there were a good deal to say about it: even if that were so, everything in the article would have to be cited to published Reliable Sources. See, however, the entry in Wiktionary, here, which alludes roughly to what you say along with a good many other possibilities. Remember that the word cod (or Codd!) has or had other meanings than 'a kind of fish.' {The poster formerly known as 87.81.230.195} 90.208.173.186 (talk) 11:53, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
The word was in use in the north of England in the 1950s too, inland, and far from any fish-catching. Research by the OED failed to come up with any convincing explanation of the origin. There are lots of possibilities, but none of them convincing. Dbfirs 13:54, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

page deletions and extortion

The company I work for had hired a Tech services company to design our online profiles. In setting up the wikipedia page for our CEO they did not follow the wikipedia guidelines and it was therefore removed. For 5 months they wouldn't respond or accept responsibility for their mistake. The user which had created the page has moved on to another company, and when contacted he said that he'll only fix the page to get it up again if we pay him 3 times the initial cost of setting it up. So now we're stuck in a bind where if we try to create the page again it'll be blacklisted and if we go to him we'll be extorted. What is a possible solution to get our page back up? Is it standard operating procedure for wikipedia editors to purposefully make issues with pages so that they can charge more fees to fix them or is that just this particular editor being one of the bad apples in the basket? 27.106.64.10 (talk) 13:20, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello anon. Paid editing of the type you are describing is highly discouraged for a number of reasons, not least of which is the fact that Wikipedia does not vet these individuals or companies, and cannot offer any guarantee that their services are legitimate or worthwhile. Often the best answer in cases like this is that if a subject is truly notable, then a volunteer will eventually write an article for it. In cases where these services are in fact illegitimate, which may be much or even most of the time, it is unfortunately the responsibility of the customer to vet the "product" they're paying for as you would any other, and the risk for doing, or failing to do that effectively rests ultimately on the buyer, as it would with any other product bought from what ultimately ended up being a disreputable seller. GMGtalk 13:45, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
You're certainly right to ignore the attempt at extortion. Even if you paid the extortioner, he's in no position to guarantee that he can deliver what he's offering. Definitely a bad apple – you and your CEO should be congratulating yourselves that he's no longer with you. Maproom (talk) 15:21, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
Extortionist, surely? -Roxy, Zalophus californianus. barcus 15:37, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
The word "extortionist" has recently taken over as the preferred form (more so in American than in British English), but "extortioner" has been a word in the English language since 1375 (per OED entry). Dbfirs 16:41, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
In order to address the specific issue, can you tell us what the name of the company is, what the title of the deleted page was, or what the username of the editor is? Deli nk (talk) 16:52, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
  • This is not "extortion." The person is not holding something valuable of yours until you pay. He has nothing of value. This is simply a failure to fulfill a contract, and you should speak to lawyer since we do not provide legal advice. -Arch dude (talk) 17:17, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Listing a book in its introduction writer's bibliography

An anonymous user is requesting is asking to add a book to the bibliography on the semiprotected page of Indian author Arundhati Roy but she only wrote its introduction. My guess is no but that's because, being a pretty lazy person, I went to literally one bibliography of a person who has probably written introductions and forewords and couldn't find any such listings. Is there an established approach to something like this? Neither of the two obvious guesses (WP:MOS-BIBLIO and Wikipedia:WikiProject_Bibliographies#Recommended_structure) seem to answer this. CityOfSilver 16:59, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Never mind. Like Stephen King's bibliography, Roy's own bibliography has no listings like this so I declined it. CityOfSilver 18:46, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Should names of organizations be translated?

I'm writing an article for the WiR World Contest. The subject of the article is from a Spanish-speaking country, so the name of the organization she founded is in Spanish. Should I translate the name of the organization, or should I keep it in the original language? Can someone point me to the relevant guidelines? I couldn't find a relevant guideline in the WP:MOS but maybe I didn't look hard enough ;) Thank you! –FlyingAce✈hello 17:48, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

The guidance is at WP:Article titles#English-language titles. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:14, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

"Skyddsobjektsbild"

In National Defence Radio Establishment, an IP removed this picture with the comment "Borttagande av skyddsobjektsbild(er)." Google translates that to "removal of protective object image". Is there a legal requirement in Sweden to not publish such pictures? Does the English Wikipedia obey it? --Tim Landscheidt (talk) 19:56, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

The image in question has been in use on Swedish Wikipedia for over five years without the authorities raising any apparent concerns, so I wouldn't worry. ‑ Iridescent 20:05, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done Thanks, I've reverted the removal. --Tim Landscheidt (talk) 23:56, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Help

I am new to geology articles. Please help me to categorize Haflong Thrust and Dauki fault, and to add appropriate banners. Aditya(talkcontribs) 21:03, 23 November 2017 (UTC)