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    April 17 edit

    Link 2 articles in two languages about the same figure together edit

    I have created a new article Vũ Lăng. After that, I found there is an article about this figure in Vietnamese at vi:Vũ Lăng (thượng tướng) and these two articles are not linked together.
    I aslo see existing wikidata item for this figure at d:Q10833838 but it is not linked to article.
    How can I link them together? Leemyongpak (talk) 02:15, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Never mind. I found how to do it myself :) Leemyongpak (talk) 03:56, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Wikimedia issue edit

    I erroneously uploaded an image file as public domain. I’Ve added the nec. copyright notice. I’ve deleted the license (I think) but can’t figure out how to replace. If no other choice, I should delete image completely. Can’t figure out how to do this either. Valuenyc (talk) 02:57, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Valuenyc, the English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are separate projects with separate goals, policies and administrative structures. Most English Wikipedia editors have no special understanding of their procedures. I suggest that you use the help resources available on Wikimedia Commons. Cullen328 (talk) 06:32, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Valuenyc, commons:File:Felix Albrecht Harta (portrait by Oskar Kokoschka, 1909).jpg? Commons:Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Austria tells us: "Copyright in individual work of literature, music and the visual arts ends 70 years after the author's death." Kokoschka died in 1980. -- Hoary (talk) 12:35, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    I have nominated the file for deletion. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:44, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Asiimwe Ritah Profile Editing edit

    kindly help me re-organize my profile information (talk) 07:18, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Is it the article Ritah Asiimwe, and are you unhappy with it in some way? See WP:AUTOPROB for more detail.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 07:48, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    (edit conflict) Hi IP Assuming this is about Ritah Asiimwe and you're "Ritah Asiimwe", please take a look at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons#Relationship between the subject, the article, and Wikipedia and Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. Wikipedia doesn't have profiles per se like perhaps you might find on social media; it has encyclopedic articles written about subjects based on what reliable sources have said about said subjects. So, if you tried to edit the article today using another IP address, then that's OK; however, from here on it's probably better for you to make edit requests at Talk:Ritah Asiimwe instead and propose the changes you'd like made. I've reverted the syntax errors introduced earlier today by another IP account, and I also did some minor copyediting and syntax clean up. You should, however, use the article's talk page to propose the changes to the infobox that you think should be made. -- Marchjuly (talk) 07:50, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Article heading glitchy on mobile version edit

    The 'track listing' heading on Saturns Pattern isn't displaying properly on the mobile phone version of the article - it's appearing vertically. I thought I'd fixed it by adding extra spacing - when I tested it, by copying the whole article into my sandbox, it looks okay on my mobile - but didn't work in the article when I tried the same fix. Many thanks! IndigoBeach (talk) 08:43, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Italian singers edit

    Italian topics, obviously, aren't the most important in the encyclopedia, but I would like to point out a big problem: I have noticed that the titles of Italian songs and albums are often written in English: this doesn't make sense (for example on the Gino Santercole page); it's correct to write the translation, but it's not correct to use only the title translated into English. It's very important to be more careful, also because I'm one and I cannot correct the whole encyclopedia. JacktheBrown (talk) 11:57, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    @JackkBrown: You might want to raise this at WT:WikiProject Italy (and on individual article talk pages). Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:23, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    WP:COMMONNAME would indicate that if the song is known by an English language name, then that is the correct one to use in an English language encyclopaedia.Martin of Sheffield (talk) 14:28, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    JackkBrown is frustrated that editors mechanically translate Italian song titles when translating from Italian Wikipedia, for example here. I agree that it is frustrating, but don't have a solution to the problem. TSventon (talk) 14:41, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @TSventon: there is a solution: the pages of Italian singers should be created by Italians (e.g., an excellent user is LukeWiller), as they know the titles in Italian. JacktheBrown (talk) 14:46, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    MOS:QUOTEFOREIGN says When editors themselves translate foreign text into English, care must always be taken to include the original text, in italics. As the editor was translating it Wikipedia, they knew the Italian title, but they appear not to have known that they should have kept the Italian titles. TSventon (talk) 15:08, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @TSventon: I think that a large-scale control is indispensable, as I said, as far as I can do, I remain one person. JacktheBrown (talk) 16:56, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Not going to happen on this website, any more than "Christian topics for Christians only". Italians can choose to show up and edit. If they don't, they don't and content will be made by others. And why specifically "Italian singers" instead of "Italian mountaineers"? Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:14, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @Gråbergs Gråa Sång: "And why specifically "Italian singers" instead of "Italian mountaineers"?". Only for Italian singers because:

    there is a solution: the pages of Italian singers should be created by Italians (e.g., an excellent user is LukeWiller), as they know the titles in Italian. JacktheBrown (talk) 14:46, 17 April 2024 (UTC)

    JacktheBrown (talk) 18:58, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    JackkBrown, when you write there is a solution: the pages of Italian singers should be created by Italians, I can assure you that your proposal absolutely will not be accepted. One of our core principles is that Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, as lomg as they comply with policies and guidelines. We are not going to carve out an exception for Italian topics. And how would this large scale control that you mention even be implemented? We have policies and guidelines that we are all expected to follow, but no mechanism for large scale control of content matters. As for notable Italian topics, they are no less important than any other notable topics. Rome is just as important as London and Florence is just as important as Dallas. Cullen328 (talk) 17:27, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    @Cullen328: that's not true: American and British topics are preferred, just look at the statistics; I agree that Italy, United States and United Kingdom are equally important in this encyclopaedia, but they are treated differently; suffice it to say that most of my edits concern Italian topics, and I have not yet finished correcting and improving the pages. JacktheBrown (talk) 17:41, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    What's not true? Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:10, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @Gråbergs Gråa Sång: the fact that Italian topics, as preference, are equal to American and British ones; based on the views of the various pages, this isn't true. Mine isn't a complaint. JacktheBrown (talk) 18:49, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Cullen said nothing about "equal". Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 19:06, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @Gråbergs Gråa Sång: then I misinterpreted the comment. JacktheBrown (talk) 19:13, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    JackkBrown, there is no connection between "importance" and the number of page views. Many popular culture topics get very heavy page views. For example, Richard Lewis (comedian) died on February 27, and in the next week, his biography was the third most heavily viewed article on this website. That does not mean that Lewis is more "important" than Rome or Michelangelo or Sicily. Cullen328 (talk) 23:44, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @Cullen328: now I understand what you mean, thank you. JacktheBrown (talk) 00:54, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Template messed up edit

    I am unable to fix Template:Clarinet. I was trying to add the clarinetist section. deisenbe (talk) 14:09, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    deisenbe I have fixed the coding. Firstly there was some wikicode that needed to be at the end of the template, so I moved it. Secondly to link to a category, you need to add a colon at the start, otherwise you add the page to the category. TSventon (talk) 14:18, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Development Studies edit

    What precisely do post development theorists mean when they call for the abandonment of the PWWII development project? (talk) 18:12, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    IP editor, the answer to your original question, "Where can I ask questions if I have assignment questions", is "Not here". TSventon (talk) 18:31, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Mysterious ex-wikipedia page edit

    Hi, I'm in the early stages of writing an article about 1980s UK film-maker Cliff Twemlow, and when checking to see what WP already has on him (very little, and no article) I found this page, which appears to be a WP article about him, and states "This article is issued from Wikipedia", the link being to a deleted page with oldid=1081611956. I wonder if anyone with suitable privileges could tell me if this was originally a WP article, but has been deleted, or is in Draftspace, or something? Thanks! Tobyhoward (talk) 19:41, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    That is indeed a copy of the deleted history of the article Cliff Twemlow * Pppery * it has begun... 19:43, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @Tobyhoward: According to Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Cliff_Twemlow you can request for the article to be undeleted if you are intending to work on improving it. RudolfRed (talk) 19:53, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Thank you @RudolfRed and thank you @Pppery. Tobyhoward (talk) 20:20, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Caitlin Clark article edit

    The first line of the article about Basketball player Caitlin Clark says that she is “stupid” 2601:589:4F02:DA50:9D04:FA82:C36:70E1 (talk) 22:02, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    The article had been vandalised but has now been corrected. TSventon (talk) 22:52, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    am a teacher edit

    how do i assign my students work? (talk) 22:45, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    See Wikipedia:Student_assignments for some information on that. RudolfRed (talk) 00:28, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    IP now blocked (again). Shantavira|feed me 08:23, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    April 18 edit

    hello, how to i create my organization Wikipedia page edit

    hii, Am i arulkrishna, i have to tried many times to create our organization related informative wikipage Arulkrishna2096 (talk) 04:47, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Hi Arulkrishna2096. Are you aware of Wikipedia:The answer to life, the universe, and everything, Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies)? If not, then perhaps you should take a look at those pages. The only way any article about your organization is going to be allowed to be created is if the subject matter clearly is considered to be Wikipedia:Notable; this means that it's clearly the case your organization has received significant coverage in multiple reliable secondary sources. Furthermore, anyone personally or profressionally associated with the organization in more than a casual way is almost certainly going to be considered to have a Wikipedia:Conflict of interest, and thus shouldn't really be trying to create such an article themselves. Moreover, depending upon the nature of their association, such a person could also be subject to Wikipedia:Paid-contribution disclosure regarding any content created or edited about the organization on Wikipedia. Finally, assuming your edit here on April 11 was just a mistake, then that's OK; just please don't make any more similar edits in the future. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:08, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    As well as the links MarchJuly gave you, you may find WP:BOSS an easier and useful read. ColinFine (talk) 09:39, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    I need help related to article edit

    I'm writing to inquire about the possibility of adding content to the Wikipedia page on Patio Homes Patio home. I have some information that I believe would be valuable to readers, but I'm unsure if it meets the criteria for inclusion. Arti2024 (talk) 08:19, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Arti2004, you should discuss your proposal at the article's talk page. (But if your objective is to promote a business that builds patio homes, just forget it.) Maproom (talk) 08:24, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    How to Change the Username? edit

    How to change the username in wikipedia? Gobinath (talk) 09:00, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    You may change your username by visiting Special:GlobalRenameRequest or WP:CHUS. 331dot (talk) 09:07, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Using Wikipedia offline edit

    I download Kiwix to use Wikipedia offline, but I can just search to article, I can’t search to template, portal, category, and Files, how I search for these?.Aro Salar (talk) 11:00, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    @Aro Salar: Try asking at meta:Talk:Kiwix. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:52, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    They are don’t answer me, what I do? Aro Salar (talk) 20:54, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Only a few hours have passed since you asked there. Wait a week or so. (talk) 21:55, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Talk page archiving edit

    Hello. Can anyone help me convert the archives of my talk page to use the Archive 1, Archive 2, etc. system instead of making new really short archives for each month? Thanks, QuicoleJR (talk) 13:28, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Vertalingen edit

    er worden regelmatig fouten gemaakt bij het vertalen. Soms heeft de vertaling niets meer te maken met wat men wil schrijven. Zo wordt ´present´(heden) vertaald naar ´cadeau´.wie die vertalingen doet, weet ik niet, maar het is soms belachelijk. Er word echt letterlijk vertaald. Dirk. (talk) 13:29, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Translation: Mistakes are regularly made during translation. Sometimes the translation no longer has anything to do with what one wants to write. For example, 'present' is translated into 'gift'. I don't know who does those translations, but it is sometimes ridiculous. The translation is really literal. Dirk. (talk) 13:43, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Translations of other languages on Wikipedia are sometimes not perfect, but that is true of any translation. Do you have any issues with any specific articles? (note: I used Google Translate to figure out what the IP said) QuicoleJR (talk) 13:35, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    You're going to have to be more specific than simply saying there are errors in translation somewhere. GMGtalk 13:36, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Dirk, we zitten hier op de Engelse wiki, weet je wel--dat geldt ook voor klachten: in het Engels ajb. Over welk artikel heb je het? Drmies (talk) 13:37, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Translating ´present´(today) as ´cadeau´ sounds like French Wikipedia. TSventon (talk) 13:57, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Dirk, you could have easily posted this in English, there is nobody in the Netherlands who doesn’t speak it. Mvg, Mathglot (talk) 07:42, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Help fix the Olympedia reference for Women's Volleyball 1992 Olympics edit

    Can you please correct the Olympedia for the reference of Women's Volleyball for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics? For the Qualifications. (talk) 14:42, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Olympedia has absolutely nothing to do with Wikipedia (they are two among thousands and thousands of separate wikis on the internet). You'll have to ask at Olympedia. ColinFine (talk) 14:48, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    I think the OP is talking about Volleyball at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament and the big red error at #2 in the ref list. (talk) 14:59, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @ColinFine: They are most likely referring to the reference error on that page which is labeled Olympedia. QuicoleJR (talk) 15:16, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Use the correct case in reference names: <ref name="olympedia"> is not the same as <ref name="Olympedia">.
    Trappist the monk (talk) 15:21, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Done. You had called it "olympedia" in one place and "Olympedia" in another place.
      Fixed ColinFine (talk) 15:25, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Can I post on behalf of my company? Need help as soon as possible! edit

    I want to edit our brand's page which is currently outdated. I tried to already, but wikipedia unpublished my edits saying it was promotional, and they also threatened to ban me. What should I do? (talk) 14:49, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    You need to read and comply with WP:PAID. Disclose your connection as outlned there and make edit requests on the talk page. (talk) 15:00, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    I assume that you made these edits under an account or different IP. If you have an account, remember to log in. You must make the Terms of Use required paid editing disclosure and read conflict of interest, as well has how to make edit requests. You should make edit requests on the article talk page, detailing changes you feel are needed.
    It would be better to think of it not as "your brand's page", but an article about your brand- this may give you a different mindset. I'd lastly suggest that you read WP:BOSS. 331dot (talk) 15:01, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    See also our FAQ for article subjects. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:02, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    What company is it? QuicoleJR (talk) 15:15, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Registering from a blocked URL edit

    HI We would like to invite a distinguished scholar and her students from the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad to join us as Wikipedian editors. However, the university has a blocked IP account at 2401:4900:1c36:56c:6dec:675b:3ea7:7ab. When they tried to email the administrators, they found they could only email IF they already had an account. This is frustrating. 1) Who can they email when they are blocked from using the university IP address? 2) Why is this IP address blocked until 2026 and can we address this?

    Thank you LoveElectronicLiterature (talk) 15:51, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    @LoveElectronicLiterature: They can make a request at Wikipedia:Request_an_account. RudolfRed (talk) 16:01, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Hi @LoveElectronicLiterature, My IP address is blocked for my school too by [[User: Materialscientist]] until 2026, I don't know why my IP address is blocked for my school too. But It has to do with Vandalism. I have never done Vandalism as an IP or on my account or on my alt. accounts. Neko Lexi (talk) 22:56, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Image sizes on mobile version edit

    The problem mentioned at Talk:2024 London mayoral election#Susan Hall’s photo is larger than the others back in January is still there. One candidate picture is much larger than the others when viewed in mobile mode at [1]. They're all the same on the desktop version. I was going to add a screen shot but Wikipedia:Screenshots of Wikipedia is rather daunting, especially for images. I'm using a Motorola g31(w) Android 12 build S3RWDS32.123-29-8-2-5. I understood specifying image sizes was a bad idea to allow the best fit for a wide variety of devices but something needs fixing here. Cavrdg (talk) 16:28, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    @Cavrdg: I have replied on the talk page where this discussion should continue. Bazza 7 (talk) 16:54, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Thank you! --Cavrdg (talk) 17:04, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Reporting A User edit

    Lately a person who owns a wiki article has been very rude and very threatening against individuals AshFlux (talk) 16:45, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    This seems to be related to disussion at Talk:James, Earl of Wessex. @AshFlux, no one owns a Wikipedia article, and the place to take behavioral complaints is WP:ANI - but be sure you read and follow all the instructions at the top of that page, and be aware that your own behavior will also come under scrutiny. (talk) 16:59, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Oh no it's not for me! It was my friends account sorry for the Misunderstadning AshFlux (talk) 17:02, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    One more thing if no one owns the wiki, how are they banning people and not taking in suggestions? AshFlux (talk) 17:04, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @AshFlux, there are administrators here who deal with inappropriate behavior (and generally clean up messes, that's why we call becoming an admin being "handed a mop"). But they don't own anything. Content issues are worked out by consensus between editors and reference to policies/guidelines, not by admin intervention. Sometimes people will disagree with you and you won't be able to bring them around to your viewpoint. That's just part of life here on Wikipedia. (talk) 17:12, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Thank you! Saying it like that was very sweet. Your amazing at explaing that.
    Ash AshFlux (talk) 17:16, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    • Comment reporter is blocked for being a sock, among other things. Star Mississippi 17:37, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Heteromeles edit

    Working on plant identification cards for my job and came across this page that states, "...these include icaricide compounds which protect the blood-brain barrier...". When I try to research icaricide, it redirects me to Acaricides. Is this correct or is icaricide correct? I appreciate your help in this. Thank you, Gaby (talk) 19:08, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    The answer seems to be wikt:icariside according to the reference in Heteromeles. TSventon (talk) 19:27, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Formatting of user page on mobile edit

    My user page User:Macrakis formats peculiarly on mobile, with the first header displayed vertically on top of the userbox (screenshot). This was first pointed out to me by @JackkBrown:. I have found a work-around -- add &nbsp; after the userbox, and just before the first header. --Macrakis (talk) 19:56, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Hi @Macrakis! Since you edit on mobile, there are other ways you could try the formatting on mobile. I use a PC, so the formatting is different than on mobile. Glad someone could help you out, I don't know much about editing on Mobile ngl. (Ngl=not gonna lie) Neko Lexi (talk) 22:39, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    This isn't about editing on mobile. The User page displays correctly on desktop, but not on mobile. --Macrakis (talk) 22:45, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Oh sorry, I must have misinterpereted that. Neko Lexi (talk) 23:05, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Have you already implemented a fix? Because it looks flawless to me. Mathglot (talk) 07:34, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    cocaine edit

    how long does it take for cocaine to go into your system by eating it (talk) 22:20, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Hi IP! Your question is not relevant to Wikipedia, but you could look it up or find other sources of media! Neko Lexi (talk) 22:32, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Hello. This page is for questions about editing and using Wikipedia. If the article cocaine doesn't answer your question, then you might get a response at the Reference Desk - but be aware that we are forbidden to give medical advice. I'm not sure whether your question counts as looking for medical advice, but if people there think it does, then they will not give you an answer. ColinFine (talk) 17:00, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Borders edit

    Hi! Just a question, how do you add borders to your userpage? I have seen other userpages have borders and I don't know how to put one. Neko Lexi (talk) 22:43, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Have a look at WP:UPDG. I don't know whether it covers this, but seems a good place to start. ColinFine (talk) 17:01, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    April 19 edit

    Middleton family edit

    Middleton family

    Reference number 66 is in red - please repair. I cannot do this, sorry! Thank you (talk) 02:12, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Fixed. The issue was that access-date was written as 20244 instead of 2024. Sungodtemple (talkcontribs) 02:22, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    I swear this is like the 80th time this IP has made the same error. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 04:24, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Very likely an underestimation. It has long been evident that this user (who also has an account but has seemingly been embarrassed into not using it by previous admonitions) is inherently unable to perceive such typos, whether from sight-related or device-related issues, and/or what one might call "code-blindness". Since most of her many contributions have been accepted as constructive, it's easier in the long run just to correct her occasional mistakes rather than to try to teach her not to make them. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 17:49, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    So they are incapable of learning how to do it? It seems odd that they are capable of writing a reference but not fixing errors with one that they wrote. If that's neverthless the case, it might be better for them and us if they worked with a particular editor or editors as a mentor. 331dot (talk) 19:26, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    That seems to me to be overkill. As a former professional proofreader and also the son of a sometime tutor of people with dyslexia, I well understand that many folk just find it very difficult to spot their own typos, particularly in code rather than clear text.
    Most of us on the Desks have long accepted that its easier to correct this user's occasional typos when she politely asks us to, than stress about trying to teach her not to make them. Why do you have such a bee in your bonnet about the issue? {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 05:18, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    How do I fix this error edit

    There is an error that says "Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page)." in A Killer's Confession - Wikipedia. How do I fix this? Perfecnot (talk) 02:42, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    @Perfecnot: it looks like another editor has fixed this. It appears some text was deleted that removed the closing ref tag. RudolfRed (talk) 03:02, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    About Infobox Company edit

    I was reading the page Template:Infobox company and trying to clear my confusion about Legal and Trade name of company. Then found this statement under trade_name: "Trade name, doing business as, d/b/a or fictitious business name under which a company presents itself to the public. This parameter is used only when the company has a legally registered trade name that is different from the company's full, legal name.

    Can anyone clear this above 👆statement what exactly it means?

    I checked Wikipedia page of "Google" there is no mention of Trade name of Google LLC. Octo2k (talk) 06:00, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Sometimes a company's legal name, which it is registered with and puts on official documents and the like, is distinct from it's common name which it advertises with and which the public would generally refer to it with. For example, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation is a legal name for a company that is commonly known as Amtrak. And Little Caesar Enterprises Inc is more commonly known as Little Caesars. In these cases the common name is called it's "trade name" or "Doing Business As" name. In Google's case, Google LLC is their legal name but it's not distinct from Google which is the name that they trade as. -- D'n'B-t -- 06:30, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Thanks for your reply. Want to clear one more thing, is Cellco Partnership is legal name of Verizon Wireless, it's written as example of Template: Infobox Company, but i checked the Wikipedia page of Verizon Wireless there is no mention of Cellco Partnership in Verizon Wireless Wikipedia page's Infobox company? Octo2k (talk) 06:52, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    A good point. You could change the |name = field in that case, to reflect the legal name. Although if I were going to do that I would include a reference that gives both names, such as this, to avoid any confusion. -- D'n'B-t -- 16:38, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Referencing self published or pre-published articles edit

    When correcting citations which fall under the "CS1 errors: missing periodical" alert, what should the journal name be written as for self-published or pre-published essays which are sourced only on open access repositories? For instance, an article from bioRxiv.

    Specific example: The fourth reference to the Aedes koreicus article Tanaya001 (talk) 10:11, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Don't use the Cite journal template if there's no journal. See Template:Cite document/doc. (talk) 11:55, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Better to use {{cite biorxiv}} to cite articles/papers at the bioRxiv preprint server.
    Trappist the monk (talk) 12:14, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Thank you, didn't know this existed Tanaya001 (talk) 20:26, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    LGBT rights map is incorrect edit


    I want some help in editing the map being used on LGBT rights by country or territory (Template:World laws pertaining to homosexual relationships and expression).

    The information concering South Asia appears to be incorrect:

    • Pakistan should be changed to "Prison, with arrests or detention"
    • Bangladesh and Sri Lanka shoud be changed to "Prison, not enforced" (I have no idea why Bangladesh is coloured as having same-sex relationship legal protections).

    I have a feeling that Pakistan might be controversial, but the following do state that there are arrests of LGBTQ in the country, especially the UK foreign office summary:


    Shironese (talk) 14:02, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Shironese The best place to raise these issues is on the associated article talk page, Talk:LGBT rights by country or territory. 331dot (talk) 14:14, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    How to go about uploading files based off of copyrighted content? edit

    Several NFL teams have been updating their uniforms recently, which renders the images of their current uniforms outdated. For example, the page for the New York Jets displays this image, which is no longer accurate. I've been working on an updated version, both with as little anti-aliasing as possible to make it easier to edit, as well as to reflect the recent changes; this is similar to the previously referenced images, but updated and accurate to the real, current uniforms. I'm not quite sure how to approach uploading it, though; I have to wait four more days and contribute 10 edits before I can upload directly to the English Wikipedia, which is heavily advised when dealing with copyrighted content (in this case, imagery based off of the trademark of a professional sports team worth billions). I also have updated uniforms for the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, am currently working on the Houston Texans, and I plan to adapt all the uniforms to this template.

    Any advice? Thanks in advance ExpergeTech (talk) 14:56, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Hi ExpergeTech. You might want to discuss this at Wikipedia:WikiProject National Football League before proceeding further because most likely the members of that WikiProject are aware of the recent changes made to team uniforms and may have already begun discussing how to deal with it with respect to the Wikipedia articles about the teams. They will also probably know how to best upload new images of the uniforms. -- Marchjuly (talk) 15:11, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Hello, ExpergeTech. I do not see a copyright issue here. The current image File:NY jets uniforms19.png is hosted on Wikimedia Commons (not English Wikipedia) and is freely licensed, and not copyright restricted. It was created by Fma12 who is highly active on both projects. You can either ask that editor for assistance or do the same thing that they did. It is against policy to upload copyright protected images when freely licensed alternatives are available. Cullen328 (talk) 00:50, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Also, ExpergeTech, there are articles about the New York Jets (and presumably other NFL teams) in 14 language versions of Wikipedia. Uploading the updated uniform image to Commons not to English Wikipedia allows the image to be used in any language, not just English. Cullen328 (talk) 01:05, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Hi @ExpergeTech:, as @Cullen328: said, there is no copyright issues with the NFL or NCAA uniforms I did because their logos are not the main subject of the uniforms. Moreover, a few of them were nominated for deletion but kept. You can upload as many uniforms as you want, but the only thing I strongly recommend you is NOT to overwrite your versions over the previous files, but uploading as new files instead. If you want more assist, don't hesistate to leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks, Fma12 (talk) 09:47, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Creating an English Wikipedia Page for Mezzo-Soprano Anousha Nazari edit

    I have created an English Wikipedia page for Anousha Nazari, a mezzo-soprano singer, using references from reputable media sources and content from the French and Persian versions of Wikipedia.

    Here is the link:

    How can I submit and publish it? Birobih (talk) 23:21, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Hello, Birobih. Please read Template:AfC submission/submit and add it to the top of your draft. Then submit it. Cullen328 (talk) 00:22, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @Birobih: I would remove, the non-rs facebook references and the blog references e.g. paperblog which are likely WP:SPS sources. On the references, the website property is the name of the name of the website, not the url. I would remove the dots between the references and be aware of WP:CITEKILL. These is a style guide on Wikipedia WP:MOS, which describes how textual elements should be laid out. This advice will help you get a successful review. Hope it helps. scope_creepTalk 03:05, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    April 20 edit

    Regency of Algiers knackered ref edit

    Morning folks!! Does anybody know how to fix the 2nd Saidouni ref on the Regency of Algiers article. Its a script chapter error. 2 editors have looked and no joy. scope_creepTalk 02:58, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Is the help link and the template documentation not helpful? Also, |title= in that template should be |script-title= because Arabic-script text.
    Trappist the monk (talk) 03:09, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @Trappist the monk: Not really. I thought the docs would have helped but I couldn't fix it, nor could Nourerrahmane. Its now been fixed in the interim. A simple fix as well. Its great when you know. Thanks for quick reply. Its really welcome. scope_creepTalk 03:41, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Fixed. Mathglot (talk) 07:24, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Why not? What about the help text and template doc was not helpful?
    Trappist the monk (talk) 12:16, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Human sciences" which included all sciences basics of NEURO,CULTURE.. edit



    Your message is incomprehensible, even disregarding the inappropriate all-caps, and appears to have nothing to do with problems in using or editing Wikipedia, which is what this Help Desk is exclusively for. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 05:24, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    Perhaps mere drivel such as what started this thread is better simply deleted. (talk) 06:02, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    Missing notes edit

    I've added two notes to 2024 County Championship using the {{efn}} template, but these don't appear in the corresponding {{notelist}} (although they can be accessed inline). I've come across this issue before, a while ago, which someone fixed for me. However, I don't recall being told what had caused it. Many thanks to anyone who can assist!!

    {Edwin of Northumbria (talk) 05:12, 20 April 2024 (UTC)}Reply

    @Edwin of Northumbria:   Fixed. You called for {{notelist}} a second time right beneath the Division One table. I removed it and it looks like the notes are where they should be. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 06:00, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    @Tenryuu: Many thanks  . I added the Notes section at the end of the article but totally missed the earlier invocation as it's not where you'd expect to find it, and as far as I can tell it wasn't actually being used!!
    (Edwin of Northumbria (talk) 07:12, 20 April 2024 (UTC))Reply

    Taking a break edit

    What precautions should I take to not get my account deleted if I leave Wikipedia for a long period time? I am taking a temporary break, but not sure how long does it takes. Imperial[AFCND] 11:57, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

    @ImperialAficionado: Wikipedia doesn't delete accounts, wether for inactivity or something else. Assuming you remember your login details, and that your account wasn't compromised and locked, you can always log back in. Victor Schmidt (talk) 12:10, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
    If I am not able to reply to something that I must should've, due to the long term inactivity, does that cause any harm to my account? Imperial[AFCND] 12:38, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply