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April 27[edit]

Help:Cite errors/Cite error references duplicate key[edit]


The content though may be different but are from same papers. I am certain of the citations. Please do help in removing errors. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pooja Iyer (talkcontribs) 00:16, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello, assuming this relates to Transcranial Direct Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease Gait Rehabilitation, the ref. errors all seem to be of the same nature. If you wish to use the same reference in multiple applications you place <ref name=xxx>{{ref content}}</ref> at the first instance and at subsequent uses you need only type<ref name=xxx/>. If there is any variation in the ref. content you cannot use the same ref. name and must type out the citation in full. Also, you do not need a ref name for every citation, just for where you need to use the same (identical) ref. in multiple locations within the article. Eagleash (talk) 01:07, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
@Pooja Iyer: In this case the subsequent ref uses were incorrectly formatted. (There was unnecessary text after the ref name etc.). I have fixed the ref errors, but you might want to check that the right ones are in the right places... On another minor note, punctuation goes before the ref. and there should not be a space in front of it. Eagleash (talk) 01:42, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

North of England Council for Promoting the Higher Education of Women[edit]

Please add Josephine Butler into the category section of this page. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Srbernadette (talkcontribs) 01:30, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Srbernadette, there is no such category. Each article already contains a link to the other. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 08:22, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Foreign language wikipedia[edit]

To edit a foreign language Wikipedia, would I just use my en account? Are there any policies I should be aware of before doing this, or anything I should put on my userpage? What are the rules for cross-wiki translation - are there any attribution requirements, etc. that I should be aware of? Seraphim System (talk) 03:04, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi Seraphim System: You can use your Wikipedia account on any Wikimedia project (and you should be automatically loged in anywhere, see Help:Unified login). This is what allows me to edit here in the English Wikipedia. User pages are strictly optional, which means you don’t have to have one. However, if your grasp of the language is limited, it might be a good idea to mention that on your user page. Per default, your user page at will be copied to all Wikimedia projects where you don’t create a local one, which can be really useful.
Other Wikipedia projects tend to have their own project rules. With minor edits, you should be OK, though, and if you do make a mistake, you can be sure someone’s going to (more or less friendly) point you to the right policy page ;) Cheers  hugarheimur 03:16, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Torana I am planning to translate articles to add to Vikipedia (which has very few articles compared to english wikipedia!) - I just want to be sure I don't mess anything up on our end for translated articles - I vaguely remember reading something about attribution to the original article, or maybe noting that it has been translated from another project - but I might be mistaken? Seraphim System (talk) 03:20, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Unfortunately, this is where it gets complicated and the per-project rules come into play (in the German Wikipedia, you’d need to find an administrator or even an importer). The Turkish Wikipedia does seem to have a help page, but I don’t speak the language, so I can’t tell you if it’s helpful. It might be a good idea to create your article in your namespace at tr.wikipedia and ask the local community for their oppinion (for example at tr:Vikipedi:Danışma masası, which is linked from here. Cheers  hugarheimur 03:33, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, there seems to be some kind of automated tool for this on Vikipedia, I'll check it out Seraphim System (talk) 03:43, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

For a specific redirect page, where can I find any documentation for its rationale?[edit]

I have a question about redirect pages. I typed in "Kyle Kennedy", curious to see if we had an article about the Kyle Kennedy who has been in the news lately (that is, the prison inmate friend of Aaron Hernandez). When I typed "Kyle Kennedy" into the search box, it brought me to a page entitled "List of The Voice of Ireland finalists (series 1)", which was a redirect for "Kyle Kennedy". My first question was: why is "Kyle Kennedy" redirecting to "List of The Voice of Ireland finalists (series 1)"? I could not see anything that was remotely related. And my second question was more general. Is there anything written anywhere (on the redirect page or on the redirected page or anywhere at all) that offers any insight as to why the article named "X" is redirected to the article named "Y"? How would one know, without having to engage in a lot of "detective work"? Is there any "documentation"? And I am clearly not referring to obvious redirects like "Obama" to "Barack Obama" or such. I am talking about the "murkier" and less obvious cases. Like "Kyle Kennedy" and that "List of The Voice of Ireland finalists (series 1)" example. Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 03:00, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

My immediate assumption is that there was a finalist on Voice of Ireland that was named Kyle Kennedy (which is probably a Google search away). Looking at the redirect, and seeing that the edit summary says "create redirect via Articles for creation", I am also assuming searching for Kyle Kennedy there will find the request to create it. I'll get back to you in a moment with the results of each.Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 03:25, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Okay, so the very first result from a Google search of <"Voice of Ireland" "Kyle Kennedy"> shows, yes, there was a finalist named this. And a search of Wikipedia articles for creation shows this was requested for that reasons. See here (I've actually linked to the one above the request rather than the request since it's title is huge). Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 03:32, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. But nowhere in that article -- List of The Voice of Ireland finalists (series 1) -- is there any mention of any "Kyle Kennedy". Correct? So, we are back to "Square One", with my questions. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 04:50, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Right... I mean that's a good point. Our page Wikipedia:Redirect is the operative guidance, and I don't think it exactly says "don't do that", but... it is not particularly good practice, no. Somebody just got overenthusiastic and made the redirect. Maybe they intended to write Kyle Kennedy into the article, or maybe the figured someone else would, or maybe they just figured it would be helpful regardless. You or any editor can take any redirect to Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion for possible deletion. Herostratus (talk) 07:06, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
There is a mention at The Voice of Ireland, though it's curiously the only name missing from List of The Voice of Ireland finalists (series 1), so perhaps its either accidentally missing or there's some misinformation somewhere. To see why a redirect was created it usually helps to look at its history and especially the backlinks. -- zzuuzz (talk) 07:42, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
The history [1] shows it was created as a redirect to The Voice of Ireland (series 1) which mentions Kyle Kennedy several times. An IP quickly changed the target to List of The Voice of Ireland finalists (series 1). Looking at the target version at the time may also give information about the reason for a redirect. In this case the new target didn't mention Kyle Kennedy at the time so the IP made a bad edit. It still doesn't mention him so I have reverted the IP. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:38, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm a little puzzled. You asked why it was redirected when it appears unrelated to the redirect target, so, I answered → directly related because he was on the show; where is the history of the redirection/how do I find it? So → look at edit summary → which tells you where the request for the redirect can be searched, resulting in → link to the redirect request, where the rationale for creating it appears. Why is he not mentioned in the article? Because no one added it.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 18:35, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
@Fuhghettaboutit: Thanks. Sorry for puzzling you. My question was, in paraphrase, as follows. My search for "Kyle Kennedy" redirected me to that page about "List of The Voice of Ireland finalists (series 1)". I don't understand that redirect, since the page does not mention any "Kyle Kennedy" at all. So, how would any reader/user know what was going on and why that redirect for my search term brought me to a page that was (apparently) totally unrelated to my search term? And, I was also asking about how a user/reader finds this info, without having to do a lot of "detective work". Remember, some people don't know how to navigate all of those "behind the scenes" components of a Wikipedia article (history logs, redirect requests, etc.). So, in a nutshell, a person searching for "Kyle Kennedy" would be brought to a page called ""List of The Voice of Ireland finalists (series 1)". They'd have no idea why. And they would see no connection whatsoever. That is what prompted my question. What I got out of the discussion and answers above was that the whole thing was a mistake. And the editor in question should not have made such a redirect. Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 00:47, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes, the redirect target was a mistake. If the purpose of a redirect isn't obvious from the target then you have to do a little detective work. Good places to start is the page history of the redirect, and a Google search on the redirect name and target name together. The content of the target when the redirect was made can also help but it didn't here. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:00, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, all. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 05:31, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

North of England Council for Promoting the Higher Education of Women[edit]

Apologies if I am annoying the editors. I have failed in my attempt to add a "publication" to the publication section on this page. I would like to leave in the quote too - if that is possible. Please fix. Sorry 2001:8003:4F0A:F100:253D:8D25:6DA1:FC3A (talk) 06:56, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Of course you are not annoying us, 2001:8003:4F0A:F100:253D:8D25:6DA1:FC3A! We are here to help.
Can you be a little more specific? There has been a lot of activity on that page recently, and nothing by 2001:8003:4F0A:F100:253D:8D25:6DA1:FC3A. Were you logged in under an account? Or perhaps you writing from a different device as
Just to go the "Publications" section, click on "Edit" (or "Edit source"), and type in your contribution, then click Save. Other than telling you that, I can't help unless I have more information about what exactly is happeneing. Herostratus (talk) 15:31, 27 April 2017 (UTC)


Hey. I want to upload a file but i don't know why somebody keep deleting my file. I want to post the photo on Stefanja Orlowska wiki page. I have the photo from the actress. How i prove i can use the photo? Please help me. Thank you. Have a great day — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dragos.betea (talkcontribs) 07:52, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

@Dragos.betea: can you be more specific? What is the subject of the image and who's the author of the photograph? It's possible that your photo is a copyright violation. Yashovardhan (talk) 08:14, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Without a suitable statement of release from the copyright holder, photographs cannot be used on Wikipedia. Generally speaking it is the photographer, and not the subject of the photograph, who owns the copyright. You can click on any of the files listed here to see the reason for the deletion, and the Commons admin who deleted the file; in every case, it appears that the image was a copyright violation. Unless you are the photographer, or you can prove that the photographer has released the rights to you, you cannot upload these images. Yunshui  08:18, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Creating an entry on someone[edit]

Hi I would like to create an entry on an author friend of mine, who's work I really admire. Can you please tell me how I go about it? Many thanks Krcrawley (talk) 10:42, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Here is a good place to start. Read this page: Wikipedia:Your first article. Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 11:02, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Krcrawley When you read: Wikipedia:Your first article, please review the section: "Are you closely connected to the article topic?" and WP:COI "Conflict of Interest" guidelines. You may wish to explore the possibility of Request an Article for creation. Good luck! Maineartists (talk) 14:03, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Translating an article about my organization[edit]

I understand that creating an article about my own organization is problematic. But what about direct translations of an existing, independent English article about my organization into other languages? Is that something I can organize myself as long as the translation is direct and no additional information gets added? I could not find any information about this in these articles: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:35, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

If you're translating from English to another language, then that depends on what that language's policies on conflict of interest are. Joseph2302 (talk) 11:55, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

cant log in[edit]

I'm trying to log in but cant.......Ozzie10aaaa--2601:58B:8000:5ACE:5818:6DAB:DC1:9ED5 (talk) 12:48, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

forget it, its working now--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:02, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Just had the exact same problem! I was redirected to mediawiki and told my authentication was not valid (not verbatim but similarly worded). Patient Zerotalk 13:06, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

page title[edit]

the page i created was deleted can some one else can use the same title? if so when — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:51, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Which page? --Jayron32 13:33, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
I guess you are User:Krishnakaanth who created an unsourced article Krishna Kaanth. See Wikipedia:Autobiography. Others are not prevented from creating a new article but it should satisfy Wikipedia:Notability (people). PrimeHunter (talk) 14:04, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Change header name on a page[edit]

Hello, Wikipedia has the wrong header name for one of our parks. Kiwanis Municipal Stadium Park is legally only "Kiwanis Park". I have edited the body of text as it is also not a soccer stadium but I cannot change the header to say Kiwanis Park. Can you advise how to change the header? I tried help and could not find the answer.

Thanks, Colleen Wilson City of Williamsburg Parks and Recreation — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cwilson23185 (talkcontribs) 13:12, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello. I have moved the page as requested, but I have removed (and deleted from sight) the changes you made to the article, because they were a direct copy of this website and articles should be written using sources, not by copying sources word-for-word. BencherliteTalk 13:22, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

2017 College Football Articles[edit]

2017 Wyoming Cowboys football team (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

I Tried to save the article on 2017 Wyoming football season but why are you putting a Speddy Deletion to this. 2600:8803:7A00:976A:D8CC:76E5:36B0:53E (talk) 14:40, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

That's because you have been suspected to be a sockpuppet. See this. Yashovardhan (talk) 15:24, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

I am not a sockpuppet I'm sorry I Wont do this again 2600:8803:7A00:976A:D8CC:76E5:36B0:53E (talk) 15:35, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

I need some help so that I wont be doing any bad things Can you help me please 2600:8803:7A00:976A:D8CC:76E5:36B0:53E (talk) 15:44, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Please provide specific details. CTF83! 19:33, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Note Three related posts from the same user merged. Eagleash (talk) 19:47, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Is there any evidence that this IP is a sock of the blocked user? Eagleash (talk) 19:47, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

In one section of article are materials that do not comply with Wikipedia rules[edit]

Hello, in one section of article are materials that do not comply with Wikipedia rules. Can I complain about this section without touching the entire article? - Gregori Miler (talk) 15:11, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Which article? The answer is probably yes, but some things don't need complaints they need instant removal. It depends on the article. - X201 (talk) 15:16, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Italian martial arts#Lajolo. 1) There is no reliable sources 2) No Wikipedia:Neutral point of view - Gregori Miler (talk) 15:26, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Hello, Gregori Miler. There are templates {{unreferenced section}} and {{POV section}} which you may insert in the section for just this purpose. If you are able to improve the article rather than just tagging it, that would be even better. --ColinFine (talk) 15:04, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Name Change[edit]

Wikipedia currently has a page for the name, Aaron Louis Tordini, saying he is also known as Aaron Louis,however it should be the other way around. THe main page should be for Aaron Louis and had once been known as Aaron Louis Tordini. May thanks for your advice on how to change this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aaronlouis1 (talkcontribs) 15:24, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

You may want to request a move to the correct title. See WP:RM. Yashovardhan (talk) 15:25, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
That depends, Aaronlouis1. How is he referred to in the independent reliable sources which must provide the bulk of any article about a living person or it will be deleted? (Neither of the references currently given seems to be available on line, so I can't tell). If they refer to him as Aaron Louis, then that is what the primary name of the article should be. Ditto Aaron Louis Tordinig, or T. A. Louis. (The other names can be redirects in any case). Are you Louis? If so, you ought to declare your conflict of interest in this article (I appreciate that you have not so far edited it: thank you). If you are not, you need to change your user name to something which does not look like an impersonation. --ColinFine (talk) 15:15, 28 April 2017 (UTC)


How can I generate that checkmark with the word "Solved" after my question is answered? Thanks. --AboutFace 22 (talk) 16:16, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

You can use {{resolved}}. Deor (talk) 16:54, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi AboutFace 22. Generally at this page and some other help forums there has been past discussion and some consensus not to use the resolved tags (as they chill further discussions in various ways). If the questioner themselves adds the tag it's no biggie, but people going around "closing" discussions as resolved is a larger problem. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 18:43, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────If I may expand upon that a bit. There are forums where marking something as resolved and/or marking as eligible for archiving is a good idea, and there are forums where it is not such a good idea. Roughly speaking, if an issue has been raised and an answer supplied in such a way that readers of the forum ought to skip over the query, it may make sense to market as resolved and/or archive.

For example, at the Wikipedia:OTRS noticeboard, if someone poses an issue about a permission statement needing to be handled and it gets handled, it's a waste of my time to start reading through the query and then finding out nothing needs to be done. So closing it in a way that makes it clear that it has been handled, and archiving it on a delayed basis on the chance that someone happens to read it and finds the need to add to it, make sense.

Similarly if someone requests a map or graphic at the Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Map workshop, it is useful to mark completed requests as "done" to make it easier for readers to look for open issues.

In contrast, questions at the help desk and tea house and village pump forums are often open-ended, and while occasionally an editor thinks they have a definitive closing remark, it is quite common that someone else will come in with some other thoughts, so prematurely closing and archiving is detrimental to discussion.

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents is somewhere in between. There are definitely situations where closing and archiving make sense. If editor a raises an issue about editor b and editor b completely agrees and commits to different behavior in the future, it may well be useful to close and archive the discussion. However, for whatever reason, some editors are anxious to close and archive discussions prematurely.--S Philbrick(Talk) 01:17, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

hajime botnet[edit]

im not sure how but can you create a page for the Hajime Botnet so i can edit it and put the correct information in — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dilltongalaxy (talkcontribs) 17:10, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Submissions CTF83! 19:28, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

User contact[edit]

How do I contact another user? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sparky1997 (talkcontribs) 19:14, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Go to their talk page. For example, here is yours CTF83! 19:25, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

hi — Preceding unsigned comment added by 3ITV (talkcontribs) 19:40, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

This page should be removed.[edit]

This page should be removed. He is a fraud using this to raise money from unsuspected investors. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:53, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

I've no evidence that he's a fraud (and if he were, it wouldn't be a reason for Wikipedia to remove the article). But I doubt he's "notable" by Wikipedia's definition, and have proposed the article for deletion. Maproom (talk) 20:46, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Wrap text around userboxes[edit]

Hello, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to have the text wrapped around my userboxes. For example, I want both userboxes and text on the same line, with userbox to the far right and the text on the left goes only to the userbox's edge, then goes to a new line. I've seen this done before, but how? — Preceding unsigned comment added by McSqueegee (talkcontribs) 21:25, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Hey McSqueegee. I have arranged your userboxes on your userpage, by moving them to the top of the page and placing above them {{userboxtop}} and below them {{userboxbottom}}. If the result is not what you were looking for, just revert me, and maybe explain a bit more about what you want them to look like. There's some information at Wikipedia:Userboxes#Grouping userboxes that might help. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 22:08, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes, Fuhghettaboutit, this is exactly what I was looking for, and I greatly appreciate your help. Cheers! - McSqueegee (talk) 22:17, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Great, anytime.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 22:18, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

What to do with these stubs?[edit]

"Hohenbergia conquistensis is a species in the genus Hohenbergia."

Hi everyone, I stumbled across a whole bunch of related articles which consist of basically no content at all. As far as my random check goes, they all have the exact identical pattern and the identical "definition" saying "AB is a species of A". And everything in the Latin scientific names only.

Basically, you have to be a botanist or at least at an advanced level of Latin to even get an idea what these articles are about. An average reader will not even get the faintest idea if we are talking about a tree, a reptile, or a moth in these articles.

Which is to say: They are pretty much useless the way they are. Only a botanist will understand them, and a botanist won't need them. They basically fulfill all criteria for being not even a stub but a substub.

So, what is there to be done about a series of articles like these? -- (talk) 22:40, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

If we were talking about another type of subject, something possibly non-notable, I'd go down a different road, but for articles on species, I'd say all the answers lie in the direction of boldy expanding them to make them better; a/k/a SoFixIt™ ℠ ®; fill the hole; roll up your sleeves; get crackin'...--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 22:55, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
The infobox says "Kingdom: Plantae" so I know it's a plant without being a botanist. There are hundreds of thousands of species of plants. Many of them only have a Latin name. Why do you think a botanist won't need such articles? A botanist may know other sources but everything in Wikipedia should already be published somewhere. The article actually says:
"Hohenbergia conquistensis is a species in the genus Hohenbergia. This species is native to Brazil."
So I also know where this plant is from, and Hohenbergia with more information is only a click away. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:07, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
See also Wikipedia:Inherent notability.--Shantavira|feed me 08:25, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
  • These stubs apparently precede the major expansions of Wikispecies and Wikidata, which will ultimately tie this mess together in a structured way. The articles are still useful placeholders, because neither Wikispecies nor Wikidata allow for actual English-language description of the species. We can hope that whoever created these articicles will come back and do the same in Wikispecies. -Arch dude (talk) 04:51, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
  • "boldy expanding them to make them better; a/k/a SoFixIt™ ℠ ®; fill the hole; roll up your sleeves; get crackin'..."
You're a funny one. I just said I hardly have an idea what these articles are talking about, and you want me to expand them? No you don't.
  • "The infobox says "Kingdom: Plantae" so I know it's a plant without being a botanist."
Sure. But you have to read and understand the infobox in order to even get an idea what this article is about. That is not how WP works, as far as I understand. The definition at the beginning of the article is supposed to let the reader know what this is about, and it it supposed to do so in an understandable manner.
  • "Why do you think a botanist won't need such articles?"
For the very simple reason that the information given in the definition is redundant. By definition, that's how the binomial system works, as far as I understand it and as far as WP explains it: "The first part of the name identifies the genus to which the species belongs; the second part identifies the species within the genus." So, from a botanist's view, what else should Hohenbergia conquistensis be but a species in the genus Hohenbergia?
  • "These stubs apparently precede the major expansions of Wikispecies and Wikidata, which will ultimately tie this mess together in a structured way. The articles are still useful placeholders"
O.k., that makes some sort of sense; let's hope that this expansion will happen at some time. It's not like we are short in server capacity here, so these substubs won't hurt anyone. I just didn't see any point in having them so far, with this level of content. -- (talk) 07:44, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

April 28[edit]

Article on Frank Canova[edit]

I'm getting interested in doing work with Wikipedia. If for no other reason than the latest article about Frank S Cannova.

It's mad up of WHOLE CLOTH!

I'm his nephew and godson and can testify that most is drivel if not absurdly wrong.

If you need facts, I can dredge up what I know. But come on, where's your cross check of sources ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:42, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Are you by chance referring to the subject: Frank Cannova? Maineartists (talk) 01:06, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Information in an article must be from published reliable sources, not what you personally may know. RudolfRed (talk) 01:12, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Welcome to Wikipedia. If you think something is wrong with an article, it's best to state your problems on the article's talk page. Note that anyone is an editor, and we do not know who our editors are. We require that statements in articles be verifiable (i.e. that the statements are supported by something that is published in a reliable source). If you see a statement that you feel is incorrect and that is not supported by a reliable source, you are free to remove it. -Arch dude (talk) 04:08, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Picture Upload[edit]

How do I upload my Pic, as my account is 4 days old and I have made ten edits? please help!! its urgent and important..!! :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dsharma1998 (talkcontribs) 03:11, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

@Dsharma1998: Your account was registered roughly 89 hours before you posted this message. That's not quite four full days. -- John of Reading (talk) 06:29, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
It almost simply isn't urgent. Let's start with a couple basics. Are you trying to upload a fair use image? If so, it is highly unlikely it is urgent. That's one of the few legitimate reasons for uploading an image to Wikipedia. If you are trying to upload a copyrighted image without a free license, then you can't do that anywhere unless it complies with fair use law. If the image is available under a free license, then it should be uploaded to commons and the four day limitation does not apply.--S Philbrick(Talk) 13:01, 28 April 2017 (UTC)


I seem to have been stripped back to minimum functionality. None of my scripts appear to be working, nor do most of the functions that make life easy, such as hovering over links. I can't even change the down-arrowed "more" tab to the side-arrowed version. I'm logged in, and my admin functions still work, although I can't use eg Easyblock script and wikitext also OK. I'm using Firefox 53.0, and i've tried restarting Firefox. Any ideas? Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:11, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Also no predictive search Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:12, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Same here (the links will work if you refresh the page) and items have disappeared from the "Tools" section of the sidebar. This sort of occurrence is not uncommon – just the usual Wikipedia software glitches I expect: Noyster (talk), 08:04, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Links don't work even after restarting firefox, let alone after refreshing... Jimfbleak - talk to me? 08:36, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
It works for me in Microsoft Edge. It sounds like your JavaScript isn't running. Do you have a show/hide link at the table of contents on this page? Do you see Navigation popups when you log out and hover over links at [2]? Can you try another browser? PrimeHunter (talk) 10:06, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
PrimeHunter, no show/hide, no navigation links. I signed in in Edge, no different there Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:15, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
this claims javascript is enabled in Firefox Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:25, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Do you see show/hide at the top of the table of contents when you log out in Firefox or Edge? PrimeHunter (talk) 10:26, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
PrimeHunter Yes, I just tried in Firefox,and I could see (hide) in TOC. Incidentally, I should mention that i also tried a computer restart Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:42, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
In about:config, javascript.enabled is set at default and true, which I'd guess is right Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:53, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Also tried setting all preferences to default, that didn't work either Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:13, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
JavaScript is enabled and working in your browser if you can see show/hide links in the table of contents anywhere. It just isn't running properly in your account. Clearing your entire cache sometimes helps. Do you have show/hide table of contents at safemode=1 prevents personal CSS, JavaScript and gadgets from running. Just ignore that some of the formatting is odd. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:50, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
This may be down to Mediawiki suddenly dropping support for ES3 javascript browsers without providing any suggestions of how to migrate. Drop support for ES3 javascript browsers in MediaWik Aspro (talk) 12:47, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
This is because in this week release we dropped a ton of older Mediawiki specific JS. This only affects people who have not carefully kept their user scripts in check for the past 6 years and ignored all the warnings (which is probably most people). Just clear out all your user scripts, and add back one by one. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 12:53, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Jimfbleak: I did some cleanup. Is is slightly better now ? —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 13:10, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Noyster: do you use the monobook skin ? If so, you have some old style scripts in your User:Noyster/monobook.js. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 13:32, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@TheDJ: Thank you, yes I do – which parts of the .js page need to be removed and are there replacements for these facilities? I'm not aware of having received any warnings about this and it seems probable that many other users are in the same position: Noyster (talk), 14:23, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Noyster: I've removed some old stuff, that i didn't feel like cleaning up and fixed a call. Should be better this way. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 15:28, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@TheDJ: that's much better, thank you. Twinkle, TFAhistoryand some of the scripts are working. Bizarrely, I still can't change the "more" tab from the dropdown to expanded tabs, and The easyblock and spamuserblock scripts aren't showing links. I use those a lot, any thing I can do to get them working? FWIW, the easyblock was updated relatively recently Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:36, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Jimfbleak:Could you make a screenshot ? It's a bit hard to debug all this stuff at times, if you have never used it yourself. BTW. i disabled your Hotcat inclusion, you can enabled that in the Gadgets section of your preferences, that is much safer for the future. Easy block seems to work for me in Vector, so if that isn't working, then something else is interfering (its horrible code btw. 2009 stuff that's been patched and patched and patched). —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 16:07, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@TheDJ:, whatever you have done seems to have fixed everything while I slept, easyblock and spamuserblock tabs now showing where appropriate. If there is anything still missing, I haven't found it yet. This coding stuff seems like witchcraft to me at the best of times, so many, many thanks for your help Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:08, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

I can't save my edits[edit]

I spent hours editing a preexisting article using visual editing, but when I clicked "save changes," a red box popped up. It said "Error serving data to server. Empty server response." How can I fix this? I have zero experience with coding. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JukeboxJournalism (talkcontribs) 10:13, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

If it's a problem serving data to the server or getting a response from it, it could be your computer, your ISP, or the server. If it's your computer, we'd need more information to know how to fix it. If it's your ISP, you'd have to go yell at them. If it's a problem with the server itself, that'd be on the Wikimedia foundation to fix.
It's best to do large-scale rewriting off-site, in Microsoft Notepad or some similar program that remove formatting. Ian.thomson (talk) 10:20, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
I understand this won't help your current situation, but I never compose more than a sentence or two directly in an edit box. On the rare occasions that I have, it has often led to pain. Stuff happens, and it is almost never recoverable. I composed this message in an external editor. It is far easy to compose in an off-line editor then copy and paste.--S Philbrick(Talk) 12:57, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
OT (but it may serve to help others) Agree 100%,S Philbrick. I've done that since day one. It also allows me to work on multiple articles; and step away from extensive edits that need more than a day to create. Maineartists (talk) 13:47, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
There's a similar report at commons:Special:Permalink/242319472#ERROR MESSAGE WHEN SAVING, but saying the error message was "Error saving data to server", which is MediaWiki:Visualeditor-saveerror. LX (talk, contribs) 16:24, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Official Portraits?[edit]

So I've noticed that only the American politicians seem to have their official portraits in office, and I mean most if not every single one of them, but I don't see the same for many other pages that are non-American.

Care to have an explanation on why? Because there is many that do have an official portrait, including their staff and such. Many of them are just random shots from an event instead of their office where their picture as of their inauguration was taken. In addition, some don't even have portraits at all when they do.

For example, Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson. American politicians. François Hollande, Bernard Cazeneuve French politicians.

Sereniama (talk) 23:27, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

The explanation may lie in copyright practices. Are the official portraits of these politicians in the public domain, or does some unit of government retain copyright? Because if they are copyrighted, then we can't use them except in rare circumstances. --Orange Mike | Talk 23:35, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
To expand on the above, works by the federal government in the US (but not the governments of individual states) are automatically in the public domain. In France the copyright is generally held either by the photographer or the government, meaning we can't use them without the consent of whoever owns the copyright—and that consent generally isn't given, as Wikipedia's reuse rules means that releasing a photograph for use on Wikipedia also allows anyone else in the world to use that photo for any purpose. Once Trump has been in office a while, there will almost certainly be some formal portraits released by the US government which we can use. ‑ Iridescent 23:42, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

April 29[edit]

Lupton family[edit]

Ref 122 really should be recorded as being from a journal - have I done it correctly? (Probably not - sorry!) (talk) 01:52, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

It's fine. You're doing fine, and thank you for your contribution! It's on the web, so "cite web" is fine. ("cite journal" explicitly supports fields for Volume and Issue and DOI, so it's handy if you have those. But don't worry about it.) Herostratus (talk) 02:20, 29 April
IMO, improving from bare urls or [ title] to cite web (for a journal) is at *least* 90% of the improvment that cite journal would be. I don't think that it would get in the way of something being a Good Article, but *might* need to be changed to cite journal for something to be a Featured Article. The best comparison that I can make is that changing to cite web is going in and cleaning up all of the trash at the playground and changing to cite journal is cleaning up all of the trash at the playground *and* painting the various pieces of equipment. If you've got the material to do the painting, that's fine, but if not, someone with the paint will come through before the Mayor does his event. You may want to register for an account, you can get some of the better tools that way.Naraht (talk) 20:19, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

We are not getting the location where we can update Our Business Phone number.[edit]

Dear Team,

We are not able to find the location with our Wiki page where we can update our phone number on it. The number which is saved on this page That is a very old one and that assigned to some one else. So we need to update the Current Phone number of our Business.

The page link is

The Phone number Should be update as (redacted)

Kindly Help us on this.

Thanks and Regards iYogi Managemenet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by IYogiManagement (talkcontribs) 06:58, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

IYogiManagement: our article iYogi does not list any telephone number. It does have a link to, which gives a telephone number different from the above. Maproom (talk) 08:03, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
I've removed your phone number advert from the wrong place at the bottom of the article. Why don't you get the correction made on your own website? Dbfirs 08:23, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
iYogiManagement, please don't make edits like this one again. As Dbfirs has noted above, the addition has already been removed. Wikipedia is not a directory and does not include contact information such as phone numbers for any person or organisation. Thanks. EdChem (talk) 08:27, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
... also, please note that Wikipedia allows only individual usernames, not corporate names. If you register as an individual editor, you will need to declare your WP:Conflict of interest and WP:Paid.
... there is also the possibility that you are a competitor pretending to be iYogo Management! I assume, though, that iyogitechgenie is a subsidiary? Dbfirs 08:52, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error ref no input[edit]

This error message at Love You To has got me totally flummoxed. Could well be a case of me missing something obvious, but any help would be much appreciated … Thanks! JG66 (talk) 14:24, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

@JG66: Fixed it! In {{refn|group=nb||intended footnote text}}, the extra pipe character meant the intended footnote text was ignored. -- John of Reading (talk) 14:56, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
John of Reading: Fabulous, thanks John. I had a feeling it would be something pretty straightforward – and that I'd feel suitably embarrassed(!) JG66 (talk) 15:05, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Can't sign in[edit]

I am a longtime editor (or it seems like a long time anyway) named caprtrash. I am now relegated to an old Mac computer and am unable to sign in because what I see on the screen at wikipedia is largely overlapping, with the wikipedia logo at the top left covering the "sign in" options. IS there a back door or some other way I can sign in? I am not even suer that I will be able to get back here. (talk) 15:02, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Einar, go to Special:Userlogin. Or are you reporting a problem that you encountered upon going to that page? Using Windows computers, I've found that changing the window's zoom level or the size of the window can sometimes resolve overlapping issues, since it changes the proportions of the screen items. You might also try to use view source, if that's an option with this old Mac. Nyttend (talk) 15:09, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
  • It could be because of the outdated Safari browser you might be using. Wikipedia pages do lose their clean formats in old browsers. I would suggest that you download the latest version of either Safari, or (in my opinion), Chrome which seems to work better in my Mac (here's the link: Hope this helps. Thanks. Lourdes 15:16, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
Try in the Modern skin, and say if you want user CSS to hide the logo in other skins when you are logged in. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:18, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
    • Thanks all. I will try these and see what happends. I suspect that I will need a new Safari, but would like to sign in first. Einar (you found me out) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:24, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
      • I figured it was User:Carptrash, whose real name is obvious from his signatures on his uploads, and not someone named User:Caprtrash :-) Nyttend (talk) 15:27, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
          • I managed to get signed in by going to 4 pt font size - or something - and then playing around with the tab until I was in the right places. However my tired old eyes can't function long there and I am having trouble finding out how/where to get Chrome for my 10.4 rig. But that's not your priblem and you did get me signed in. Thanks, Carptrash (talk) 15:46, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
            • Hello Carptrash, great to know you've been able to sign in. As I mentioned, if you go to, just click on download and the Chrome dmg file will download. Click on that once it is downloaded and you would be good to go. Thanks. Lourdes 15:50, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Now that I am signed in my view is much improved. Unfortunately the download link is for 10.9 or better and I have a 10.4. Such is life . . ...... in my life. Carptrash (talk) 16:34, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

I switched from Safari to Firefox for all of my WP editing when I was running Tiger (10.4) back in the day. I don't know if you can still find an older version of Firefox to download, but I remember its being a very good combo, at least with Monobook. RivertorchFIREWATER 16:48, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
When I tried to go to other websites where I could download a new (old) browser Safari would not open them. I eventually managed to get something called TenFourFox7400 that seems to bew working. I could sign in, stay signed in adn see images, which I could not see last time I got on. Thanks you one and all for making this happen. Carptrash (talk) 20:11, 29 April 2017 (UTC)


What's the point of this page? An intentionally blank page is typically used for when you'd expect to find something on a page (so you know that it's not a mistake), but this one appears more like sticking such a page in the middle of the endpapers. Nyttend (talk) 15:12, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello Nyttend, my fellow script writers need it for various scripts. Thanks. Lourdes 15:22, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
    • Never would have imagined. Jimfbleak speaks for me in saying "This coding stuff seems like witchcraft to me at the best of times". Nyttend (talk) 15:26, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
See Clarke's Third Law. Robert McClenon (talk) 06:05, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
(e/c) Hey Nyytend. See Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 62#Special:BlankPage for some explanation. If you search Wikipedia for "Special:BlankPage" you'll find quite a few technical discussions, advice, and coding referring to or using it, e.g., Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 148#Message jam. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 15:29, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
I have also used it as an example when I wanted to manually inspect the html source of pages without distractions from the page content. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:31, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

List_of_countries_by_distribution_of_wealth page seems really wrong[edit]

It seems that GINI wealth on the page is wrong. It seems to be outdated and values are extremely strange. According to the page Switzerland and Denmark are some of the most unequal countries in the world.

Their GINI index according to is 0,295 for Switzerland and 0,254 for Denmark. All GINI indexes seem to be extremely big. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:43, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Did you miss that this is wealth not income? Per List_of_countries_by_income_equality, which is income, Denmark's value is .248 almost identical to the value of .254 you found.--S Philbrick(Talk) 17:06, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error references missing key[edit]

At MØ discography, I see a message stating 'Cite error: A list-defined reference named "ac_Germany2_M.C3.98" is not used in the content (see the help page)'. How do I fix this?
Please {{ping}} me when you respond. Thanks! --Jax 0677 (talk) 17:11, 29 April 2017 (UTC)


what causes a burning stomic? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:18, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Hi there. This page is only for questions about how to use or edit Wikipedia. You may ask your question at the reference desk. Thanks. Lourdes 18:53, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

April 30[edit]

Marthe Rakine: I wrote an article and cannot finish it. The last part disappeard[edit]

I wrote an article and do not find the end of this article any more (I startet twice) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:120B:2C0D:5A90:BC:EFF7:1B35:C9D5 (talk) 08:39, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

If you refer to this edit then click the "View history" tab to see what happened: [3]. The edit was reverted with the explanation "Failure to cite a reliable source". You can click the link on "cite" and also see Wikipedia:Verifiability. PrimeHunter (talk) 08:50, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

hi name daverobril form califorina san deigo american music official artist composer and cover music — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daverobril (talkcontribs) 12:41, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Help: Sister María Justa de Jesús[edit]

Sister María Justa de Jesús (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Hi, I am asking who can improve this article. This is a case of "Alumbrados", as: La Beata de Piedrahita, Magdalena de la Cruz, etc.--CanaryIslands (talk) 14:34, 30 April 2017 (UTC)