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June 30[edit]

Wiki Page Name Change[edit]

Hi there, needing assistance to change my musician's artist page. It is currently Made in Paris but needs to change to PARIS or PARIS (AU) as per all her music DSPs, social media etc. Can anyone please assist as it is not giving me "move" permission

Opoagency (talk) 00:24, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This is not going to happen.Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 00:29, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
WHY? Opoagency (talk) 00:30, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Did you not read the link? Article titles follow standard English text formatting in the case of trademarks, unless the trademarked spelling is demonstrably the most common usage in sources independent of the owner of the trademark. This applies to artist names as well. —Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 00:33, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Opoagency, you need to make the mandatory paid editing disclosure, as outlined on your talk page, and use {{request edit}} to make requests on the talk page of the article, rather than adding inappropriate unsourced content. (talk) 01:10, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
She may be your musician, but it's Wikipedias article. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 09:43, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

on the page Category:Pages with disallowed DISPLAYTITLE modifications[edit]

Why does the search in the top paragraph come up with results but the link below the header for searching in mainspace not find the same results? I monitor the category occasionally and it always seemed odd that most of what I found were early in the alphabet, but because I never bothered to remember the lead paragraph, I only just noticed the search link up top. Happy Editing--IAmChaos 02:07, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@IAmChaos: Please be more specific and give an example of a difference. I see three things in this order:
  1. This search - currently 53 pages
  2. This PetScan - currently 56 pages (including 3 redirects)
  3. A list of 200 pages in different namespaces below Pages in category "Pages with disallowed DISPLAYTITLE modifications". There is a "next page" link to more pages (approximately 5,770 total)
I'm not sure what you refer to with "the search in the top paragraph" and "the link below the header for searching in mainspace". PrimeHunter (talk) 14:29, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
There is a link to an API XML form on the page, that is what I am referring to that is leaving out a number of pages that the two links you provided do not leave out. Happy Editing--IAmChaos 21:22, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@IAmChaos: The API link appeared to show articles among the first 500 pages in the category. That's not very useful when there are so many non-articles. I have changed 500 to 5000 (max allowed) and mentioned that pages may still be missing.[1] It currently finds most articles. The API is meant for programs and has a system for a program to request the next page of results. It's complicated to do this manually. Based on the "miser mode" mention at [2] I don't think there is a good fix. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:09, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I am not able to edit the initial Wikipedia description. It is clearly incorrect. Can you help or not.[edit]

I am not able to edit the initial Wikipedia description. It is clearly incorrect. Can you help or not. FredBeggs (talk) 05:56, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

FredBeggs, you need to tell us precisely which article that you are talking about. This is your only edit to Wikipedia with this account, si there are no clues in your edit history. Cullen328 (talk) 06:01, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@FredBeggs: Are you complaining about something on Wikipedia proper, or search engine results/knowledge panels? Can you link to the page you're having the issue on? —Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 08:24, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Please be specific. You have to tell us several things. At which URL do you see it? Quote the text you call "the initial Wikipedia description" (this could mean different things for many pages). What do you want to change it to? Do you have a published reliable source to support the change? PrimeHunter (talk) 14:13, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Multiple images made same sizes[edit]

Can an expert make the Bank exterior and interior the same height and wide so they match up as the same size in presentation. Thanks.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 12:59, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done, not by me. Maproom (talk) 13:15, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Irrelevant article might be better to remove[edit]

Bogotá prison riot doesn't look like it's relevant to have its own page. Maybe better to remove it to avoid Wikipedia becoming over saturated with empty articles. Aquatic Ambiance (talk) 13:34, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Aquatic Ambiance: Hi there! I see that all the content of the Bogotá prison riot article is also included in the La Modelo article. If you think the topic doesn't meet WP:NEVENTS, you could request speedy deletion for this newly created article by adding {{Db-event}} to the top of the article. WP:A7 gives more information and other options. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 16:31, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Add information[edit]

I want to get credit for originating the term "Satanic Panic". The fact that I originated this term is confirmed by the Editor of Skeptical Inquirer in the current July/August Issue of the magazine on the Editor's page. I can send a photo of the Editor's page as evidence. I maily do Email. Sorry, your rules are too complicated for me to follow!!! Please contact me there. Jeff Victor (talk) 16:31, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The place to discuss improvements to the WP-article Satanic panic is Talk:Satanic panic. Consider making a better argument than "I want to get credit." That said, something like "The term originated in..." doesn't seem like an unreasonable addition, if the source is good. The issue seems partly not-paywalled [3], but perhaps not the part you mentioned (it doesn't have to be, see WP:PAYWALL, but I can't easily verify what you say). Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 17:41, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

How to edit Wikipedia?[edit]

Hi, I could not edit Wikipedia even after creating my login account; I can see it gets edited at the time of editing, but it does not really stay there. In short, changes do not get published or saved. (talk) 17:38, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello. You are not logged in atm. Your edit from this IP to Daenerys Targaryen was saved, but you were reverted by another editor who gave a reason for that, see here [4]. Fwiw, I agree with their reason. WP:TUTORIAL may be of help to you. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 17:46, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

AfC script[edit]

I just accepted The Apparition Phase to mainspace using the AfC helper script and noticed that the script didn't add an AfC banner to the talk page. Why didn't it get the standard AfC banner? I also entered some WikiProjects when accepting the draft and they weren't automatically added, I had to manually add them after the fact. TipsyElephant (talk) 17:53, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The help desk is more or less for general questions about Wikipedia, of you are having issues with a script you will have better luck asking the maintainers of that script. According to Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Helper script, the contact point for that script is @Enterprisey:. Beeblebrox (talk) 21:21, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]


tools of measurnment — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:58, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Try again? Perhaps Measurement can help. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:13, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Warofdreams removed my contribution[edit]

I have an issue that Warofdreams removed my contribution on Chris Keates. The edit made was valid, truthful and in thd public domain. As it was based on a public hearing. It is in the public interest. Why was it removed — Preceding unsigned comment added by Whistling Dragonslayer (talkcontribs) 18:43, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Whistling Dragonslayer, see guidance at WP:BRD. @Warofdreams, you could have bothered with a WP:ES. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:51, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Whistling Dragonslayer, you need to provide inline references to reliable published sources that verify anything contentious and also for all direct quotations. Please read Referencing for beginners. Cullen328 (talk) 20:55, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply] Whistling Dragonslayer (talk) 22:26, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I included all material references which were removed by @Warofdreams — Preceding unsigned comment added by Whistling Dragonslayer (talkcontribs) 21:45, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

You listed some sources, but you didn't cite them in the approved way – see the link given above by Cullen328 for how to cite sources. Maproom (talk) 22:01, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

My wikipedia is in greek now[edit]

So the problem is all letters on wikipedia page are replaced with weird Greek letters. Does anybody know what should I do?here is a picture of what it looks like (talk) 19:27, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

That's really weird. Are you sure you don't have some kind of extension translating the page? I can't find a vandalized version like this in the history. weeklyd3 (message me | my contributions) 19:29, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
That's not a translation but faux Greek – every letter of the English text has been replaced with a Greek letter that either looks or sounds similar. Could it be some faux Greek font? --Theurgist (talk) 20:04, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It is really a transliteration. But I have no idea how to change it Akrylls (talk) 21:07, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It's a font issue in your browser or operating system. Wikipedia doesn't set a font but displays in the default sans-serif font of your browser. Try changing the browser default. If you don't know how then what is your browser? PrimeHunter (talk) 22:38, 30 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
You could just try to get used to it :-). At school, sometime in the last millennium, I used to write my Physics class notes transliterated into Greek letters, merely to alleviate boredom. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 03:09, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

July 1[edit]

How to add a famous painter Alicia Czerniak to Wikipedia?[edit]

Dear Sirs,

I am wondering if you provide me some important details How to add a famous artist Alicia Czerniak to Wikipedia?

I would be glad if you can help.

Kind Regards, Klaudia Alicia1002022 (talk) 07:56, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, Alicia1002022. The operation you are describing as "Adding ... to Wikipedia" is more accurately described as "writing an encyclopaedia article about ...". This is not an easy task, especially for somebody with little experience of editing Wikipedia. Nonetheless, you are permitted to try if you wish: see Your first article for more information - but as IanMacM says, if you have a connection with Czerniak, you need to be aware of the policies around editing with a conflict of interest. But I would alsways advise a new editor to spend a few months making small improvements to existing articles first, while they learn about how Wikipedia works.
You might find that an appeal at WT:WikiProject Arts (or indeed WT:WIR) would find somebody willing to work with you on this; but there are no guarantees. In any event, again as Ian says, unless Czerniak meets Wikipedia's criteria for notabaility (which are mostly about how much independent writing there is about her, not based what she or her associates have said or done), there will be no point in anybody spending any time on this, as no article will be accepted. ColinFine (talk) 11:05, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

There is a lack of secondary reliable sources so I doubt if she would be suitable for an article. Also, if you are related to the person involved, there would be a conflict of interest.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 08:22, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Donation selection link (hidden in plain sight)[edit]

Just a point of information: Admittedly, I can be slow, plus the rush to locate items can be problemmatic at times. I had diffculty locating the Donate selection link in the left pane navigation list. It took me almost more time than it took to make the donation. I was about to abandon the effort, until ultimately it can into view. Thanks. Cosmicresearch (talk) 11:17, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

technoblade wikipedia page[edit]

someone has posted pornographic material (talk) 12:55, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Looks like this has already been fixed. Joseph2302 (talk) 12:57, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, sorry didn't know where to report (talk) 13:00, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The page has been extended confirmed protected after a thread at ANI involving the same pornographic material. And also, if you want to request protection of a page because of vandalism or other reasons, go here. weeklyd3 (message me | my contributions) 01:36, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

An Article which is not shown in search[edit]

The article of Shaligram Yadav is not shown in searches, we have to open with the link or access with Wikipedia search button. What would be the reason for this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abhi8711 (talkcontribs) 13:19, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Abhi8711: New articles don't get indexed (or appear) on search engines until 90 days have passed or a new pages patroller reviews it, whichever comes first. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 14:21, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Abhi8711 Note that WP:NPPSORT states "13024 unreviewed articles as of 1 July 2022", so please be patient. While you're waiting, you could add more independent reliable sources, and pick one date format for the entire article (either MDY or DMY, but not both). Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 01:15, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

How do I create a new page?[edit]

This message came from: Kosburrat (talk) 19:34, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Kosburrat: Start by picking a subject that is notable by our definition: see WP:N. If the subject does not meet our notability criteria, it cannot have a Wikipedia article and we will delete it if you try to create it, wasting you time and ours. Really. I mean it. Don't skip this step. If you satisfy yourself that we will consider it notable, then proceed to WP:YFA, and we can help you develop your article. -Arch dude (talk) 19:59, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Kosburrat (ec) Wikipedia has articles, not pages. Writing a new article is probably the most difficult task to perform on Wikipedia. It is highly recommended that you first gain experience by editing existing articles in areas that interest you, to get a feel for how Wikipedia works and what is expected of article content. Using the new username tutorial is a good idea too.
If you still want to dive in and create a new article now, please read Your first article, and go to Articles for creation to create a draft. You will want to gather independent reliable sources to summarize and check to see if the topic meet Wikipedia's special definition of notability. 331dot (talk) 20:00, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

New section pop-up box[edit]

Hi, is there a way to change the new "new section" pop-up box on talk pages so editing a new sections looks more like it used to? You know, where it just opened on a new page instead of toggling down to where the section will appear and opening a pop-up box. I much prefer the old style new edit section so hope someone can help. Thanks in advance. This is Paul (talk) 20:32, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@This is Paul: This is a new Discussion Tools feature, which you should be able to toggle off at Preferences → Editing → Discussion pages → uncheck Enable quick topic adding. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 21:08, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, I've just turned it off. This is Paul (talk) 22:29, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Deleting a redirect[edit]

Loring Park should be moved to Loring Park, Minneapolis so that separate pages can be made for the neighborhood and the park. Since this is uncontroversial, I would guess, is there an easy way to get the redirect deleted for page move, or do I need to go through the actual process of renaming and moving? CTF83! 20:59, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@CTF83! Alt:, that page would meet the criteria for speedy deletion under {{Db-g6}}. --VersaceSpace 🌃 21:03, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! CTF83! 04:28, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

July 2[edit]

Can material be oversighted on user request?[edit]

For example, if someone accidentally posts too much material about themselves on Wikipedia, can they get it oversighted on their request? I'm asking this because I may have exposed too much information about myself in an early revision of my user page (please don't link to it here). weeklyd3 (message me | my contributions) 01:34, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes. WP:OS and you can email them. PRAXIDICAE🌈 01:35, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

When is a shooting notable?[edit]

How can I determine if a shooting (not a mass shooting) is notable enough to have its own article? For example, there was a shooting at a hospital in Irving, Texas recently in which police shot and killed an armed patient in the emergency room. I added the shooting to the page for that hospital, but should the shooting have its own article? Any guidance would be helpful, thank you! SparklingSnail (talk) 03:17, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@SparklingSnail: Hi there! See WP:EVENTCRITERIA. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 04:10, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

My pictures should preferably be used for articles?[edit]

Some people seem to have a misconception about what the HOST policy says about "educational purpose". As far as I know, the principles and spirit matter more than literal wording. The pictures we upload are not only used in Wikipedia lists and articles, but also anywhere. If we look at the world around us, we see that many people will find the pictures they want through Commons, and then use them according to their needs. They might be used for news reports, web novels, instructional videos, travel ads, or even maps. But someone suggested me that if I want to convince the community, my pictures should preferably be used for articles. I think photos should be useful to everyone, not just the Wikipedia readers. Because all kinds of pictures you can't imagine that may be used by people. Unfortunately, the Commons community doesn't care what I say. When they accuse me of defending my actions, I give up my position and choose to accept theirs. So, I've started deleting my pictures per the HOST policy. Now I'm blocked for one year on Commons. Two admins blocked me for different reasons, but I honestly don't know what they were expecting. If I'm really wrong on anything or could improve somewhere please tell me. Kai3952 (talk) 12:00, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Kai13952, this is the Help desk for Englìsh-language Wikipedia, not for Commons. But from what you say, you had been violating their policies by uploading files that were not intended for any Wikimedia project, then you switched to violating a different policy by deleting files that you'd already freely donated. As for "what they were expecting" – maybe they hoped that you would read, understand, and try to abide by those policies. Maproom (talk) 12:19, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I know, but I'm blocked, so I can't find a better place to post a question about my pictures. If you think I violated their policies, then I have to say that I am sorry for making you misunderstanding. I tried my best to explain about my pictures, but they can't accept what I say. Therefore, I have no choice but to stop uploading pictures and deleting the content for a HOST violation. I fully understand that the HOST policy says about "educational purpose" and always abide by it. If I haven't done it, should I follow their suggestion: My pictures should preferably be used for articles?--Kai3952 (talk) 14:04, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Kai3952: My understanding after reading your Talk Page on Commons is that editors and admins there have less concern about your uploads than they do about your behaviour and it is the latter that has got you blocked for a year. There is no need for you to delete any of your uploads, even if that were technically possible. Mike Turnbull (talk) 15:15, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Kai13952: You need to find a way to work with others on Commons. By posting here where we cannot help you, you are engaging in disruptive behavior, forum shopping, and block evasion. Please desist or we will be forced to block you here also. -Arch dude (talk) 15:20, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

create an article for a young person that is relevant and artistic[edit]

create an article for a young person that is relevant and artistic — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pedrovali1 (talkcontribs) 13:45, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please have a look at WP:FIRST and WP:COI, particularly if the relevant and artistic person is yourself or someone close to you.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 13:49, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I may well be wrong Pedrovali1, but the wording of your query sounds rather like an academic assignment. In case I'm right, please read Wikipedia:Do your own homework. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 14:13, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Pedrovali1: Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. Our articles are supposed to be encyclopedic, not artistic, and targeted toward the general population, not specifically toward young people. -Arch dude (talk) 14:55, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

VMA (AW) 332 -- Information[edit]

VMA (AW) 332 changed their nickname to "Moonlighters" in May 1976 after arriving at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, based upon a Squadron activity in MAF Falon, NV. 2603:8080:A702:D700:38F6:63E2:C03A:1A1C (talk) 14:51, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@IP editor. The Wikipedia article's section VMFA(AW)-332#1960s_-_1980s seems very cryptic about the source of the nickname and does not have a citation for the information. If you know of a reliable source, please add it in the article or place it on the Talk Page at Talk:VMFA(AW)-332. Note that we do not allow personal reminiscences, the information in sources must be published, perhaps in an archive. Mike Turnbull (talk) 15:09, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Technical difficulties[edit]

When logged into Wikipedia and using dark mode the main page are still has a white background while the rest of the website is dark. More troublesome is this setting cannot be reversed in browser settings or under preferences in Wikipedia. I'm using the latest Firefox. All standard troubleshooting methods have been applied cached is cleared, software re-installed, logged in and out multiple times. There is no need or reason to have to use a different browser. Arch1988 (talk) 15:23, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Arch1988: What do you mean by "using dark mode"? Have you enabled the "Dark" theme in your Firefox settings? Have you installed a browser extension/add-on such as "Dark Reader"? If the issue only occurs while you are logged in, have you enabled any dark mode gadgets at Preferences → Gadgets? Rummskartoffel 19:47, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Arch1988: Are you talking about the left sidebar becoming kinda white? I also had that issue. Placing something in my common.css seemed to resolve it. The relevant rule is:
body { background-color: #eeeeee; }
(Note that because the body has filter: invert(1) hue-rotate(180deg);, making the background black in your CSS actually makes it look white. The solution is to add rules that set the background color to some whitish color.) weeklyd3 (message me | my contributions) 20:18, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Your common.css is here. Feel free to create it if it doesn't already exist. weeklyd3 (message me | my contributions) 20:21, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Editing/adding names to the existing list[edit]

I’d just like to add two names to the list of magicians and it doesn’t look like it will be easy for me. I’m not a ‘logger inner’ - or joiner and don’t need any more passwords…

I’ve no one to ‘walk me’ through the seemingly convoluted process. Is there a simple way to present the names for the list? These are well-known and respected professionals whose names should be recognized.

is there anyone who can take the info and update the list? The names are: Abe Warsaw and his daughter June Horowitz (Former President of the Magician’s union, the IBM).

Thanks, Phyllis Horowitz (Contributor!) 2601:404:D400:EA0:1030:6BA1:5899:6013 (talk) 20:58, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Phyllis, I guess you are asking about List of magicians. That isn't a list of all magicians; it's a list of Wikipedia articles about magicians (or, if you prefer, a list of magicians who have Wikipedia articles about them). Neither of the people you mention is the subject of a Wikipedia article. So, unless they become the subjects of articles, their names won't be added to that list. Maproom (talk) 21:06, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your quick response. I’ll get their fellow magicians on it asap! 2601:404:D400:EA0:1030:6BA1:5899:6013 (talk) 23:33, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Please note: if you are related to June Horowitz, you have an obvious conflict of interest, which you must fully divulge. (Also: I thought magicians fell under the jurisdiction of the American Guild of Variety Artists-AFL-CIO?) --Orange Mike | Talk 00:45, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Orangemike: See International Brotherhood of Magicians, but it's not described as a "union". GoingBatty (talk) 00:51, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I knew of the I B of M; but as you say, they are not a union but more of a trade organization, although Phyllis uses the term "union." Actual professional magicians fall under the AGVA, one of the confusing variety of theatrical unions (my wife is IATSE and a former Writers Guild-West member). --Orange Mike | Talk 01:14, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sturgeon's ref[edit]

In Sturgeon's law § Discussion, at the end of Corollary 2, is a {{ref magazine}} to Venture Science Fiction (currently ref#6). On desktop, it looks perfectly normal, but on the app, the reference is reproduced verbatim within the article. I tried removing the }} after the ref, before realizing it was the end of the {{Poem quote}}. Then I tried moving the ref outside the Poem quote. This worked, but left the ref number (now #4) on a paragraph all alone. I have not published the 'fixed' version, as it looks worse on desktop.

Is this a bug in Poem quote? or in the app? What is the best way to resolve it?-- Verbarson  talkedits 21:06, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Further information:
The effect happens when (1) a reference is placed (2) in a colon-indented section (3) inside a {{Poem quote}} template. The following section of text appears in the app as shown in the screenshot:
Screenshot 20220702-224437 Wikipedia.jpg

Without Poem quote:

Normal text.



With Poem quote:

Normal text.

  1. ^ Reference 1
  2. ^ Reference 2 indented
  3. ^ Reference 1
  4. ^ Reference 2 indented

Edit: Non-essential colons removed from this reply to avoid confusing the whole issue! -- Verbarson  talkedits 22:01, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Seems to be a software bug (minimal example), also affecting VisualEditor and probably the iOS app as well. If nobody beats me to it, I can write a bug report soon. As for workarounds, I've gone and BOLDly attempted one, albeit at the cost of changing how it looks a bit. Do revert if you think it's too different. Rummskartoffel 23:07, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Problems with coordinates in title[edit]

Recently, my pages that have coordinates with a title display are overlapping the edit and history buttons. I have tried to change my display settings but cannot figure out how to fix it. Any page that has a {{coord|0.0|0.0|display=title}} is not displaying correctly in the top right of the page. Talk to G Moore 21:31, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@G. Moore: I think this is a persistent issue with the new Vector skin. Do you see any changes if you're using the legacy skin (which you can choose by clicking on "Switch to old look" on the left-hand sidebar)? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 21:55, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I changed my global exception to anything but the new Vector skin and it shows up fine. Talk to G Moore 22:18, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It's a variation of phab:T281974: "coordinates display is broken in the several Wikipedias with the new Vector language button position". PrimeHunter (talk) 22:34, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

IP Address visible[edit]

I made some changes to my Wikipedia page without creating an account first, so my IP address is visible. I now have an account for future changes. Is it possible to remove the IP address so it is no longer visible? Jadmath (talk) 21:47, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry, I don't think so. IPs are in the page history unless an oversighter removes it. It is also unlikely that oversighters hide contributor names, as this would be noncompliance with the CC BY-SA 3.0 license that Wikipedia uses. weeklyd3 (message me | my contributions) 21:55, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Weeklyd3: That's incorrect; the oversight team can suppress the revisions, but you'd have to make the request through email. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 21:56, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes. See Wikipedia:Requests for oversight. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:29, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

July 3[edit]

Flag for under-representation of women[edit]

My question is prompted by the article "William Beechey". I noticed that the section about his family mentions "many children" but only five are named. All are male. It is possible they were mentioned because they are notable, and the absence of women reflects the Georgian period.

Nevertheless, I sought some way to flag this discrepancy. There is a template "globalise" to indicate a geographic bias, and there are templates related to lack of neutrality. However, I couldn't come up with a template to say "this article ignores women", putting it bluntly.

Is there a way to highlight a gender bias in content? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Humphrey Tribble (talkcontribs) 03:08, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

You raise a good question, but I don't think so. It's a vexing problem, representing women in the past when they weren't permitted to be notable, and even if they were it wasn't recorded. In the case of William Beechey, his male children have articles. His female children don't; they may very well have been smarter and better than the boys, but weren't allowed to develop it; it is what it is. It's a problem of the course and the recording of history, and my personal opinion is that that is beyond our purview to rectify, so I don't think it should be tagged, no. Herostratus (talk) 04:15, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for your answer Herostratus: "There is no such flag."
Nevertheless, you have assumed that the female children are not notable because no Wikipedia articles about them are included in the William Beechey article. That assumption, in itself, highlights the underlying systemic bias: by excluding "non-notables" we are automatically marginalising women. (Please don't take offence; I'm just trying to address the prejudices we all hold.)
The article about his wife, portraitist Anne Beechey, seems to have a complete list of their children. Two female children are "ladies in red", suggesting that articles about them simply haven't been created yet. But at least all the children are named rather than giving the impression that the female children didn't exist, historically.
As a result of my concern, I have signed up for WikiProject Women's History. I will try to find out more about the Beechey's daughters. I think it would be useful to have a template similar to "globalise" so I will keep that in mind.
Humphrey Tribble (talk) 07:18, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

A page I contributed to was flagged inaccurately[edit]

Hi, I'm a fan of the band Dead Posey. I've been contributing and citing their wiki page as well as the members wiki pages and today I made some small edits on their main band page and I was falsely flagged as a "paid contributor" by PRAXIDICAE. I'm just a fan of the band that wants to help them anyway I can & I am not being paid by them. I have followed wiki guidelines and have cited all the sources. How do I go about getting this flag taken off of the top of the bands wiki page? Thank you for your time. Poewritesthings (talk) 04:40, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I removed it like ten minutes ago. Refresh the page. PRAXIDICAE🌈 04:41, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Houston Apollos Simi Pro Hockey Team[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to share some additional information after reading about the Houston Apollos Hockey team from 1979 - 1980 81 This Team traveled & played against the Historic USA Olympic February 22, 1980 Hockey Team that defeated the Russians which later became a motion feature movie. I watched a game one evening in Wichita Kansas in 1979 & was able to be seated directly next to the glass of the Houston Apollos. The Olympic Hockey team played an amazing game against a Profession Hockey Team that night. If my memory serves me right the Olympic team did barely win in the closing minutes. I think that if it were not for teams such as the Houston Apollos to prepare this Historic Hockey Team in 1979 before the Olympics. It is in my opinion the USA Olympic Hockey Team would not have accelerated to prominence they had achieved without the help of the Houston Apollos Hockey Team. I wish some investigation can be done & some additional facts be added to Wikipedia of how important this Houston Hockey Team played in History of the 1980 Olympic Hockey Team USA.

Thank you 2600:8800:7B82:6A00:8461:3694:7B43:9218 (talk) 05:34, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]


uhhh 🙄 can you gib me some help about EdItInG? Kanjishowa21-4 (talk) 09:03, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Asking about using multiple accounts[edit]

Can I contribute using more than one account at the same time? Dinesh | Talk 10:53, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dineshswamiin There are legitimate uses of alternative or additional accounts, see WP:VALIDALT. In general, if you have an alternative account, it should be clearly identified as such on its user page. 331dot (talk) 10:55, 3 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]