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March 5

I am editing the article "Garry Owen (actor)" and I found an online source with a lot of information about him. How do I use that information without simply cutting and pasting?

I am editing the article "Garry Owen (actor)" and I found an online source with a lot of information about him. How do I use that information without simply cutting and pasting? This is the source page: Thanks in advance.

Dratman (talk) 00:16, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Th canary and the madagascar island — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:15, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

No canary (or swallow, African or European) can carry a coconut from the Canary Islands to Madagascar. Clarityfiend (talk) 01:38, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Wouldn't that depend on the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow, European obviously, as the African is non-migratory...Jokulhlaup (talk) 10:42, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
I have to say here that I've been to Doune Castle. They sold coconut-shells in the giftshop. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 14:25, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Do they deliver?


I doubt the insult is directed at me, but it's still troubling to see. Anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with it? I could file an ANI report, but am not sure if it's overreacting. Banedon (talk) 11:53, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

@Banedon: If you're unsure if something is "ANI-worthy" then you could raise a message to the editor that you think their edit is unacceptably uncivil and you believe they should remove it. In this case it's on your talk page so you have a full right to just remove it anyway should you wish, and you can more than reasonably ask the user to be polite on your TP. What you're doing here is (asking for a second opinion on severity) is also fine, and for a new editor, the HD is probably a reasonable place to ask. Nosebagbear (talk) 12:13, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
@Banedon: I would agree with you that the insult seems more likely to have been aimed at the person who started that subsection on your page, although the insult was ambiguously worded as to whom they meant by "you". In any event, I'd move to the talk page of JBL and comment that you don't want that type of addition on your Talk Page, as such material is rarely justified anywhere. I think that ANI would be an over-reaction in this case, assuming you've never had trouble from JBL before. Mike Turnbull (talk) 13:41, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
It's unacceptable, whoever it is aimed at. I've issued an only warning.

Does anyone know of a script that'll somehow mark in an article edit history any accounts that have very few edits to any other article? It would be nice to be able to see at a glance which other editors have edited nothing/almost nothing else. —valereee (talk) 12:15, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Valereee, I can't say that I know of a script that does that, but I felt bad that no one responded to you, so I did. You probably already know, but on Special:RecentChanges you can filter by editors with Newcomers (<10 edits and/or <4 days), Learners (<500 edits and/or <30 days) and Experienced (>500 edits and/or >30 days). This does come in quite handy for someone like me who spends a lot of time skimming through recent changes for vandals. Hope that helps a little! :) Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 20:29, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: I did find a script called "histFilter" which adds a button to filter the page's history to only show revisions of blocked users. Here is the code if you want to try it: {{subst:lusc|1=User:The Voidwalker/histFilter.js}} Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 20:42, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, EDG. I already can see which edits were made by users who are blocked, so I must already have something like that installed! Appreciate all the research! :) —valereee (talk) 17:35, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Do users creating a page receive any warning that the page they are requesting has been deleted?

Is there any way an editor can see that an article has previously been deleted? Can you query the deletion log to find breakdown by AfD reason? Can you tell how many articles a user has created and how many they have deleted? My interest is that Some pages are pure mis-representations— Preceding unsigned comment added by Wakelamp (talkcontribs) 5 March 2021 12:46 (UTC)

  1. Yes, when you create a previously deleted page a notice should pop up saying that the page has been previously deleted
This is not occouring when I try to create Branch Insurance. Or do I have to publish it??? Wakelamp d[@[email protected]]b (talk) 15:15, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  1. No you cannot query the log for AFD reasons. Usually pages deleted via AFD will say so in the log and provide a link to the AFD
Is it possible to request a query to do this? Looking through the AFD discussions, there is some commonality of issues. As an aside, In all honesty, I had thought the AFD over-zealous in their task - I had no idea how much junk there is. Wakelamp d[@[email protected]]b (talk) 15:15, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  1. Not using Wikipedia but some external tools like xtools can show you that number. Asartea Talk | Contribs 14:15, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Awesome. I clicked through to see my own. The report has links to wiki. I can't view "You do not have permission to view a page's deleted history" even for my own deletions Wakelamp d[@[email protected]]b (talk) 15:15, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Good question. If I click this redlink Günter Bechly I get info about previous deletions. But if I go to WP:DRAFTS and enter the name there for creation, I don't seem to get any warning. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 14:20, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Talk:Luca Attanasio#Proposed merge of Assassination of Luca Attanasio into Luca Attanasio has been open for 2 weeks with the last response (before a request to close from me today) over a week ago. Can someone close it? Elijahandskip (talk) 14:37, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Elijahandskip I'll close it, but for the future, Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure is the preferred location for this type of request (and yes, it is ridiculously backlogged). ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 17:13, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Ah thanks for that. I didn’t know that existed.


If I did understand correctly my reading of the FAQ for the merging of accounts in differents languages, the username that I don't plan to use need to be changed to the one I will use in the future. (Exemple: I change my French username to match the English one).


Van Quoc Vinh (talk) 14:41, 5 March 2021 (UTC)


Dear Sir I would like to point out a picture of Prophet Mohemmed PBUH. in one of your article about SPLITTING OF MOON, which hurt me deeply. Kindly remove mentioned picture. Sincerely IRAM SHAMSI — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2400:ADC1:157:E300:F1DE:C696:6874:37C7 (talk) 15:34, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Please understand that Wikipedia is

Is there a guide on using whitespace characters when editing Wikipedia? WP:WHITE isn't exactly what I'm looking for (that's about blank space). I'm looking for a guide that answers questions like "Is it appropriate to use character tabulations when editing Wikipedia; if yes, then where?". (talk) 17:34, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Don't use tabs. Our wikitext gets converted to HTML before it's sent to the reader's browser. Tabs and other whitespace are all consolidated by the browser into the equivalent of a single space character by the browser, as part of the way HTML rendering works. If you to wish to present aligned columns, use a table. -

Why IP blocks are not for ever? Dr Salvus (talk) 23:52, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Other users have the same IP. Why punish them for one idiot's misdeeds? Clarityfiend (talk) 00:47, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @Dr Salvus: IP addresses can change frequently. Blocks will likely ensnare unwitting IP editors to whom the address has been reassigned and also the intended target could move to a new address. A range block will also handicap 'innocent' editors. Eagleash (talk) 00:53, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
If you mean that no IP should be allowed to edit then see

Categories for files

I thought I asked this question at the teahouse, but I can't seem to find it now and I don't think anyone provided me with an answer. I also asked this question at the wikiproject Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Podcasting#Categories_for_files. I'm just really confused why the Category:Podcast logos has a weird additional template and I was curious what the benefit was or why it's even worth doing. I want to figure out the best way to do it though before I start adding files to the category. TipsyElephant (talk) 00:48, 6 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi - whenever I click on the Talk tab, I'm taken to the same page/talk entry, which is completely irrelevant to whatever Wikipedia page I'm actually on. For example, whether I look up 'information' 'horses', 'tree' or anything else as a main Wikepedia entry, then click Talk, I'm always taken to a comment about a page called Outback Truckers. Please help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:56, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Near the top left corner of each article, there's a link to its talk page. Near the top right corner of each article, there's a link to the reader's talk page (which in your case happens to mention "Outback Truckers").

Dear Concern, Greeting I have submitted the content related to Dr. Ajeet Jaiswal, Associate Professor, Department of EPH, CUTN, India by the title "Ajeet Jaiswal, Anthropologist" and edited according to your guidelines and suggestion.

Kindly let me know the status of the same. When Wikipedia going to publish or put online the information of "Ajeet Jaiswal, Anthropologist".

Thanking You

sapna — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2007.sapna (talkcontribs) 07:12, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

2007.sapna, you have written a draft article on Ajeet Jaiswal on your own user talk page. This is not a good place for it; your talk page is intended for discussion between you and other editors. You should move it to a sandbox or to a draft, or ask someone to do that for you. It needs some improvements before it can be considered for acceptance as an article. Maproom (talk) 08:59, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

I always see references from paywalls like googlebooks and worldcat and I wonder how do people even get the books or articles. Do they pay? if not, how? I wanna contribute a lot but i cant find free resources. --Kurigo (talk) 08:39, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

@Kurigo: Google books often has previewable pages, so quite a lot can be done that way. You might take a look at the Wikipedia Library which can offer access to a number of normally paid-for sources, for free. Nosebagbear (talk) 11:52, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
WorldCat is not paywalled. It's a catalog that holds some bibliographic information about the source and often lists libraries near the reader that hold the source; it is not a place to read the source. WorldCat urls do not belong in |url= except when you are citing information on a WorldCat web page (not citing the source to which the web page refers). Because WorldCat names libraries that hold the source, including the OCLC identifier from the url (for example, 1140644064 from in |oclc= is good practice.

Symbol redirect vote2.svg Courtesy link: Draft:Hubert Gordon Thompson

Please help. Yesterday I had continued to make a lot of changes to my re-draft of: Draft:Hubert Gordon Thompson following it having been declined. Today the whole new draft has disappeared. It has reverted to a previous version. Can the new one be retrieved? John Hague John Gordon Hague (talk) 10:57, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

@John Gordon Hague: From what I can tell from the article's history, there haven't been any reversions performed. Are you sure you clicked on the Publish changes button? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 11:18, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

I already asked a variant of this question here last month, but this time I think the answer might be different. Basically, there's a category page about a certain subgenre with a subcategory link about a particular book series. However, certain books from that series, but not all of them, are also on the category page, along with a link to the series page itself. I feel like I should either add all of the books from that series to the category page, or remove them from that same page (including maybe the series page itself). Could anyone please tell me what the right course of action here is?--Thylacine24 (talk) 12:09, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

The book articles go in the furthest branch of the category tree they can be in, as they are automatically in the higher categories -e.g. Category:Ships > Category:Steamships > Category:Steamships of Fooland > SS Fooland. The SS Fooland article is in the Steamships of Fooland category, which is in Steamships category, which is in the Ships category. Mjroots (talk) 12:30, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@Mjroots: Okay, this is a bit different from the answer I got last month. Could you please tell me if this sort of thing varies by circumstance?--Thylacine24 (talk) 13:44, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
That is how it should work in theory. Some editors pay more attention to categories than others, hence discrepancies. Mjroots (talk) 15:28, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@Mjroots: By "[t]hat", could you please tell me if you're talking about your answer or the one I got last month?--Thylacine24 (talk) 17:00, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
My amswer timed at 12:09 today. Mjroots (talk) 18:08, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@Mjroots: Okay, thanks. The answer I got last time seemed closer to what the MOS says, but maybe you're right.--Thylacine24 (talk) 21:34, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@Tylacine24: This probably doesn't ever apply to books, but per WP:DIFFUSE, most categories are diffusing, per Mjroots, but some are not, i.e. entries can appear in both a category and its subcategories, e.g Category:American films. Clarityfiend (talk) 19:44, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

I can't seem to get to forms for REQUESTING AN EDIT, my moves for that seem to go in circles of help pages that don't help. So, I please seek your help to either make the change(s), or direct me to the proper page to request them. If possible for you to direct the request to the appropriate person or help desk, please do so.

I'd like Wikipedia to remove information From THREE (3) pages, in order to protect privacy and help prevent Identity theft from living individuals. The pages are all related family, parent, children, grandchildren. I hope listing them together makes more sense for everyone, and avoids confusion if separate requests were made.

On this page, under FAMILY, please remove the dates of birth for the five living children:,_7th_Marquess_of_Anglesey

Lady Henrietta Charlotte Eiluned Paget (b. 31 July 1949) Charles Alexander Vaughan Paget, 8th Marquess of Anglesey (b. 13 November 1950) Lady Elizabeth Sophia Rhiannon Paget (b. 14 May 1954) Lord Rupert Edward Llewellyn Paget (b. 21 July 1957) Lady Amelia Myfanwy Polly Paget (b. 12 September 1963)

Similarly, the following page is for the second child (above), and has similar issue, please remove dates and years of birth for the Marquess and his living children as noted below.,_8th_Marquess_of_Anglesey

Charles Alexander Vaughan Paget, 8th Marquess of Anglesey (born 13 November 1950) Benedict Dashiel Thomas Paget, Earl of Uxbridge (b. 11 Apr 1986) Lady Clara Elizabeth Iris Paget (b. 1988), actress.

On this page: Please remove the date of birth from the first line: Lady Clara Elizabeth Iris Paget (born 12 September 1988) the information also appears in the BIOGRAPHY SECTION: Paget was born on 12 September 1988 It also appears on the right, under her Lady Clara's photograph.

Because she works in multiple countries on multiple continents, privacy laws vary, making protection more important. While other source material has this data, the most readily available and FREE SOURCE, is Wikipedia, so we'd like to begin here.

Just a bit of info on hackers/identity thieves:

A professional hacker who has access to your birth-date can easily collect more information about you (including zip/post code, SS numbers and maiden's name) from these various sites and pile them up to cause you some serious damage. Such data can then be used to sign up for credit cards and even to apply for loans Policy on protecting confidentiality Your rights and access to your information

LordAnglesey8 (talk) 14:33, 6 March 2021 (UTC)  LordAnglesey8 (talk) 14:33, 6 March 2021 (UTC)  LordAnglesey8 (talk) 14:33, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
LordAnglesey8, I have removed unreferenced birth dates from all three articles; but I have for the moment left the years of birth inom the first two. I have also tagged Clara Paget as lacking references and possibly failing notability - certainly the references currently in the article do not show that she is notable by Wikipedia's standards. For future reference: there is no form: to request an edit on an article you are associated with, please post on the article's talk page, following the recommendations in edit request. --ColinFine (talk) 14:57, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

I can't seem to find how to request that personal information be removed from a page. I seemingly find the FAQs, but the links seem to go in circles.

If possible, could you make the changes, or direct to the appropriate help desk to make the changes to this page:

For personal privacy and identity theft, please remove the date/year of birth for the LIVING Marquess and heir. It appears several times on the page:

Please remove the birth year from this SECTION: Family history, 1815–present The second to the last line lists his son Charles Alexander Vaughan Paget, 8th Marquess of Anglesey (born 1950).

Also from this section: Marquesses of Anglesey (1815) Charles Alexander Vaughan Paget, 8th Marquess of Anglesey (born 1950) (JUST REMOVE BIRTH YEAR) The heir apparent is the present holder's son, Benedict Dashiell Thomas Paget, Earl of Uxbridge (born 1986) (JUST REMOVE BIRTH YEAR)

While not a concern for deceased family members and the historical record, for living members, especially those living and working in multiple countries on multiple continents, the rest of identity theft is significant:

Why your birthdate is a jackpot for hackers and ID thieves:

Your birthday isn't the only dangerous thing to share; identity thieves can also make good use of details like your birthplace and mother's maiden name. And it's tough to avoid sharing these details online

LordAnglesey8 (talk) 14:59, 6 March 2021 (UTC) LordAnglesey8 (talk) 14:59, 6 March 2021 (UTC) LordAnglesey8 (talk) 14:59, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi I do not know how to edit one of your pages. However, I do have a reference for a "citation needed" on

Menninger is honored together with William W. Mayo and their sons with a feast day on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (USA) on March 6.[citation needed]

This commemoration was in a trial revision of Lesser Feasts and Fasts, Holy Women, Holy Men published in 2010 (?) but did not make it into the final version published in 2018. (page 260-261)

See here pp 260-261

Some still use the 2010 commemorations, notably the Mission St Claire (page for March 6 2021)

Thank you. You may want to edit the text accordingly. S (talk) 15:40, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi there! You can suggest this edit on the article's talk page:

I need help that I created a Wikipedia account and lost it by data loss to my web. I need to use the existing account and logged in successfully. Can you tell me the way to proceed with existing account? (talk) 16:13, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Just log in with it. Any Wikipedia account would have survived your Internet issues; you'd just need to remember the username and password. —

How do I enter a new person? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Merlin1967 (talkcontribs) 13:30, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Merlin1967. That depends on quite what you mean by "enter a new person"? If you're looking to create a new article about a person or otherwise, then I'd start by reading Your First Article. --Paultalk❭ 16:21, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi, A site of our Miss Universe : Kecskés Enikő, who was crowned in 2018 had a site in Wikipédia. If you put her name in google there you could find age height etc. But this dissapeared. Why and who can creat it again? Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:1110:224:9803:98E3:5C7D:A362:E1E9 (talk) 16:22, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

There is an undeveloped draft at Draft:Kecskés Enikő but there is not and never has been an article at Kecskés Enikő. There did used to be an article on the Hungarian Wikipedia (of which no we have control over) at hu:Kecskés_Enikő that was deleted in December 2018 (apparently for being an undeveloped stub article). Google Knowledge Graphs, we have no control over either and neither does the Hungarian Wikipedia. --Paultalk❭ 16:48, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
Also she didn't make it to the Top Ten, so I'm not sure "crowned" is the right term. --Paultalk❭ 17:06, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@Paul Carpenter:, I SERIOUSLY invite you to reread what you just wrote above. You're missing some key words.
IP, we have no control or influence over what the Hungarian-language Wikipedia has, as its standards differ from the English-language Wikipedia's and it is an entirely separate community. We also have no control over what Google presents in its Knowledge Graph, as that's culled from multiple different sources. —A little blue Bori v^_^v Takes a strong man to deny... 17:18, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
She was

I just signed up but want to change my username as recommended. How do I do it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dcartelli1 (talkcontribs) 16:42, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

This Long. --Paultalk❭ 17:09, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

How long does it take to get a response on a GA review? Dr Salvus (talk) 17:02, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

I'm trying to use {{ill}} to point to sv:Eric Lindholm (an actor), but {{ill|Eric Lindholm|sv}} results in Eric Lindholm (an Olympic athlete, also at sv:Erik Lindholm (friidrottare)), and directly specifying the title with {{ill|Eric Lindholm|sv|Eric Lindholm}} gives me the same result. Any ideas? DanCherek (talk) 18:37, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

@DanCherek: Reading through the {{ill}} documentation, I spotted the lt parameter. Using this: {{ill|Eric Lindholm (actor)|lt=Eric Lindholm|sv|Eric Lindholm}} produces Eric Lindholm [sv] -- John of Reading (talk) 18:49, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
Perfect! Thanks so much.

Permission error? Why am I in the Blacklist?

When I notice that I can't make User page and Talk page, I thought 'Wait, Blacklist?' I don't know the reason why I am in the Blacklist. Can anyone help me? --₆₇₂₆₀₀About672599 (talk) 07:03, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

@₆₇₂₆₀₀About672599: You can't make a user/user talk page because your username triggers the title blacklist, speficially, because it contains 6 consecutive special chars. Victor Schmidt (talk) 07:12, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
@₆₇₂₆₀₀About672599: Probably, because you have some unspecified characters on your username. They are shown as "[box][box][box][...]About672599" on my device. Try changing your username. Hope that works. :) Meghmollar2017Talk • 09:15, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
The request has been approved. Thanks a lot. --

One editor asked me [off-wiki] if he could use letters and memoranda [of a military chief] and addresses of honour as citation for an article relating to a military personnel. I could not answer him instantly, instead asked some time from him. Can anybody help me regarding this issue: whether deeds (including letters, contracts, and such documents) can be used for citation? Meghmollar2017Talk • 09:10, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

I would have thought that this would be OK if the letters had been published in book form, but not otherwise but others may disagree with me. Spinney Hill (talk) 09:37, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

As Spinney Hill says, Meghmollar2017: unpublished materials cannot be cited, period. Are addresses of honour published somewhere (other than being read out, which would not count, I don't think)? If so, they can be cited - but they would probably count as primary sources, so would not contribute to notability. --ColinFine (talk) 12:22, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Spinney Hill and ColinFine, thank you both. A collection of letters is to be published in no time. I think it can be added then for further verification.

I am listed in the list "Category:Wikipedia administrators willing to make difficult blocks" and I definitely shouldn't be, I am not an administrator or anything of the sort. HistoricalSimon (talk) 12:38, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

All is sorted now sorryHistoricalSimon (talk) 12:45, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Draft declined needs review

According to WikiProject Articles for creation/Draft decline or reject help, an article is considered to fail, if notability wasn't met and can't be verified with WP:N, WP:GNG, and WP:NPOV. But Draft:Oxlade (singer), meets this guidelines and it not a case of Too Soon. I have made all required edit and improvement, as commented on the draft from the AFC help community, experienced editors and my draft submitted got rejected in quote "The subject of the article isn’t notable just yet."

Please I need an extra hand in verifying all am about to state, bellow:-

  1. The subject appears to be notable, being nominated twice at The Headies.
  2. Covered on reliable sources, as followed: [2], [3], [4] [5], [6], [7], [8].
  3. His releases has also been covered on reliable sources: [9], [10].
  4. He has performed at ART X Lagos.
  5. Meeting the following guidelines; WP:SINGER, WP:ANYBIO, and WP:GNG.

Where do I make improvement, cause I believe all adjustment have been made. If otherwise, please state them bellow.--JudeJnr (talk) 12:41, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

I just want to ask, until when will the administrator of the Russian segment of Wikipedia, nicknamed Sigwald, violate the rules of Wikipedia?

Besides: 1. Sigwald is not competent about the articles it deletes. 2). Sigwald is politicized. 3. Sigwald is subjective and biased. 4. Sigwald is biased towards the authors. Who is important to Wikipedia, Administrators or Authors? Konstantine Gunin (talk) 14:05, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Konstantine Gunin Each language version of Wikipedia is a separate project, each with their own editors, policies, and practices. We cannot help you with any issues on the Russian Wikipedia, and you will need to use whatever process they have to bring up your grievance about this administrator. 331dot (talk) 14:07, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
31dot, Ok, please give me any whatever process to the Russian version of Wikipedia. It’s too much complicated to find in Wikipedia. I am the author. I don't have time for this. Konstantine Gunin (talk) 16:32, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
To be clear, Konstantine Gunin, you cannot get any help with the Russian Wikipedia here on English Wikipedia. Ask for help there, not here. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 16:36, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Konstantine Gunin (edit conflict) There may be others here aware of proper procedures on the Russian Wikipedia, but I am not because I do not speak Russian. You would be best to ask other editors on the Russian Wikipedia. 331dot (talk) 16:38, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

I am the C.E.O of LGBT CHARITY UK can you do a write up for me please — Preceding unsigned comment added by Galore1982 (talkcontribs) 18:19, 7 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi! Why when I press the "Rollback" button the tag of edits are "Undo" and "Twinkle"? But for user with rollback premissions the tag of edits is "Rollback"? Dr Salvus (talk) 22:01, 7 March 2021 (UTC)


I can not edit my own biography. Someone called "Random Canadian" reverts to the old version. How can you help? Thank you. kerimuras63Kerimuras63 (talk) 22:59, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Kerimuras63, the editor in question explained the reversion: "Not providing a reliable source." In order to add information to Wikipedia articles, especially biographies, you have to support the changes with reliable, independent sources. If you can support the additions, their would be no reason to revert your edit. You can see WP:REFB for a guide to citing sources if you need help.
Also, since you claim to be the subject of the article, you must first disclose your conflict of interest. Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 23:08, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
It is not "your biography". It is an encyclopedia article about you, and in no way "your own". You do not have any authority or control over it just because you are its subject.

Hello, all. So, I see it all the time in newcomer's drafts—mistakenly placing the punctuation after the reference rather than before. I'm sure you've probably encountered it yourself. I've kindly corrected it many a time, but have found it to be quite tedious, especially when the mistake is consistently strewn throughout the entire article. I was wondering if anyone knew of a script or any other method that could automatically do this or at least speed up the process (more than just using ctrl+f to search for them). Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 23:13, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

@EDG 543: Fixing punctuation after references is one of the many general fixes performed by AutoWikiBrowser, a tool you can use to edit Wikipedia articles. GoingBatty (talk) 23:25, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

March 8


Dear Wikipedia,

I am still having problems to talk to your writers. In an article I posed via Talk a remark. What happened? The writer did delete it without comment.

Is this the way we relate to each other?

Regards. (talk) 00:12, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi there! When Hob Gadling deleted your post on Talk:Hans Eysenck, the user added a comment in the edit summary stating "delete contribution that does not belong here because of WP:TALK". If you don't understand an action an editor made, you can ask a question on the user's talk page: User talk:Hob Gadling. GoingBatty (talk) 00:29, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
The page to which Hob Gadling pointed you starts The purpose of an article's talk page (accessible via the talk or discussion tab) is to provide space for editors to discuss changes to its associated article or WikiProject. Article talk pages should not be used by editors as platforms for their personal views on a subject. You weren't proposing a change, and seemed to be doing no more than giving your personal view. -- Hoary (talk) 02:00, 8 March 2021 (UTC)