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July 30[edit]

Jimfbleak's Actions[edit]

I am concerned about unfair user actions on Wikipedia. The administrator's rights of user Jimfbleak is in question. This user deletes the pages with the descriptive content marked by someone else as promotional or those contested against deletion. Are there any remedies to revoke admin permissions from this user? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikizeda (talkcontribs)

No idea what's going on here, but perhaps Jimfbleak might be able to chime in. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 02:02, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
@Wikizeda: we have not way to respond to non-specific accusations. Please identify specific problems or issues, with links. -Arch dude (talk) 02:07, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
@Arch dude: @Tenryuu: They're taking umbrage to the deletion of Unified Electronic Card as G11 by Jimfbleak. They're presently complaining in -en-help about it as well. —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 02:09, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Wikizeda will have even more to complain about now since before coming here I'd blocked the account as an undeclared paid editor. The draft was an almost totally unsourced text dump, and the three sources it did have included ru-wiki and the company website. It was recreated without change and deleted by Explicit. In the circumstances, I'm happy for anyone with admin access to review the deletion and the block, and reverse either if they feel I've got it wrong. Also happy for this to go to ANI if that's appropriate Jimfbleak - talk to me? 08:37, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
@Jimfbleak: I could give Wikizeda even more to complain about by salting the title. Mjroots (talk) 14:28, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Mjroots, good idea, but I thought I'd wait for a bit to see if there are any socks Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:07, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

FWIW, I declined their UTRS ticket and left my opinion about the G11'd article on their talk. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 22:34, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Miss Grand and Nicole Cordoves[edit]

How do I connect these two pages and highlight the name Nicole Cordoves and Miss Grand (2016 runner-up)

I've added a wikilink from Miss Grand to Nicole Cordoves. The Cordoves article does not mention Miss Grand (and seems a bit thin on the independent sources needed to establish notability). Maproom (talk) 07:41, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Process of adding parameters to infobox[edit]


I would like to add parameters to an infobox, specifically I want to add philosophies familiar with: to an infobox about dostoevsky. Would the only way to do this be creating my own infobox and gaining popularity?

The article on Fyodor Dostoevsky uses Template:Infobox writer. It will be difficult to get a parameter "philosophies familiar with" added to that template. I guess you could create a new template with a name like "Infobox philosophical writer"; is that what you're looking for? Maproom (talk) 07:57, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Need help with references to Wikipedia entry USS Sterlet (SS-392)[edit]

I inserted new information and attributed the information to the correct reference source. I believe I used source editing. The reference should come first on the reference list, as in [1]. However, in the published list the number appears as [7] and the reference is listed [7] and last of 7 rather than [1] and first of 7. I am not sure how to correct this. Can you help me? Thank you.Folkrelic (talk) 06:23, 30 July 2021 (UTC) folkrelic

USS Sterlet (SS-392) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
@Folkrelic: This is normal; no change is needed. For example, look at the Apollo 15 article, today's "featured article" - there, footnote numbers 1 to 18 are in the infobox at the top right, and the first footnote in the main text is number 19. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:02, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
(more) There's another explanation in the Teahouse archives. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:45, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
@Folkrelic: for info: per WP:MOSSHIP, ship names are always in italics, wherever they occur in a article. Mjroots (talk) 14:26, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Link usage[edit]

Sir, I use wikipedia from many years and to be true its a profitable site for me. We can acquire each and every knowledge but past few days I mistakenly did something for which I cannot access to other words little information on the same page. Let me say clearly what problem I am facing, Actually before when we just move our pointer to a word then a mini information about the word we used to get but mistakenly I did something that it won't show any more.

I want to know the procedure to unlock that once again as it was much more profitable to know about many different topics related to a single one. Raj Aditya 25 (talk) 07:57, 30 July 2021 (UTC) Aditya

@Raj Aditya 25: Click "Edit preview settings" at the bottom right. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:09, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Kenneth William Bates[edit]

Hello, I am the Personal Assistant of Mr. Bates and he wishes to rectify some errors in the wikipedia pages about himself. I am unable to do do this. If I provide the facts to be replaced please could someone edit for me ? thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Hello. After first making the required paid editing declaration and reviewing conflict of interest, you are welcome to make a formal edit request(click for instructions) on the article talk page, detailing changes you feel are needed, preferably sourced to independent reliable sources if possible. I'd suggest creating an account to do these things, but you are not required to. 331dot (talk) 08:16, 30 July 2021 (UTC)


Hello, @User:ItsSkV08 continuously undoing edits in Salem Spartans Support staff section - Content Social media : Dhanesh , Reason given is promoting myself , even it is not myself , as many of times reported the user , You can check here for authenticity , you have to take any action to preventing from vandalism. Dhaneesh 🙃 Ram15:08, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Ram Dhaneesh, I appreciate that the content you are adding is supported by that link, but we wouldn't normally list all information from a company/team website on our article - we just summarise the important points. Having the head coach there makes sense, especially since we have an article about them, but listing people like their social media manager is excessive. I've removed that, and fixed up a bunch of other stuff while I was there. Girth Summit (blether) 11:59, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Offensive content[edit]

If an IP editor inserts 674 bytes of (offensive) text with an edit summary of "fixed typo", diff shouldn't this alert one of the anti-vandal bots or patrollers? I've removed it. It was a one-off edit from this IP so probably no point in blocking them, but I can't help thinking that text shouldn't have stuck around for so long.--Shantavira|feed me 12:06, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Yes, this is indeed disturbing. I've seen it before, but it's quite rare. All I can think is that that page happens not to have many watchers, and none of them happened to see it (bad luck). It averages 5 views a day, which is low but... let's see, about 150 views since the vandalism. Many of those viewers probably saw the vandalism, but I guess they didn't know how to fix it or even know they can, or didn't care. that's more common, but still, more bad luck. No organization is perfect. If this starts to happen more often, that'd be a canary in the coal mine. Herostratus (talk) 12:31, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Sometimes, among the 53,926,957 pages we have at Wikipedia, some bit of vandalism goes unnoticed. It is unfortunate, but it is not a sign of impending doom for Wikipedia. We do only have 120,287 active users, and while that may seem like a lot, we don't always catch everything. The important thing is not to lament the fact that we are not 100% perfect as an organization, but instead to just be committed to doing the best one can, as an individual, to be useful where we can. --Jayron32 12:48, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
I think they are more suggesting that there be a filter to flag up things with a large change when the edit summary is "typo" or similar. However, Jayron is right - vandalism is sadly a daily occurrence on wikipedia. Sometimes they get caught immediately, sometimes not. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 12:56, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
This is the kind of thing that Stiki used to be good at finding - stuff slips through the net, but it used a couple of logs to show you questionable diffs from the last few weeks and months. I miss it. Girth Summit (blether) 14:07, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
For info, I've done a REVDEL on that edit under RD3 - purely disruptive material. IP has been warned. Mjroots (talk) 14:22, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
My main concern if it's libel. Yes a filter to flag up things with a large change when the edit summary is "typo" or similar. If someone wants to put in a request that'd be great (I can't do it). Herostratus (talk) 21:49, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

2021 in albums[edit]

Can you fix the colspan row i made please (talk) 14:50, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

I have corrected~ ItsSkV08 (talk) 16:15, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

The draft was rejected[edit]

Hi there, I'm very confused about a draft I was working on Draft:Sagami Rubber Industries. When I asked for help on how should I resubmit it there is no button so an editor said, The draft was rejected, meaning that it will not be considered further. I was not the author of this draft so is that mean I can't recreate a new draft with new content about the same subject. Looking forward, thanks RASSIOPEIA (talk) 17:23, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Hello, RASSIOPEIA. As you say, the draft was rejected (after being declined four times) by -Zai-. I see that you have added some sources: it would be best to discuss this with -Zai-, and see if you can persuade them that the subject is notable and the article recoverable. (I have pinged them, so they should see this answer). --ColinFine (talk) 19:06, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
No, I failed to ping -Zai-. Doing it now. --ColinFine (talk) 19:06, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
The article looks like a straightup advert which is contrary to the purpose and policies of Wikipedia. It has been reviewed 4 times and then rejected as wasting the reviewers time and for being an advert. scope_creepTalk 02:23, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
Hello, ColinFine, my question is can recreate draft with new content from WP:NPOV? or the rejected drafts are not allowed to be recreated? RASSIOPEIA (talk) 05:35, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
You can certainly continue to work on the draft, RASSIOPEIA now that most of the advertising cruft has been removed. To have any hope of being accepted, the final version will need both to be in neutral tone and, importantly, to meet WP:NCORP based on reliable sources that are independent of the company (not press releases) and in depth. If you can't find such sources, you are wasting your time. At present, I note that even the citation for the founding date fails verification (i.e. is completely spurious). You need to check that all the references do indeed verify the facts stated. Mike Turnbull (talk) 14:41, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

How to cite Biography Age & Birth Place[edit]

I want to publish article on research scholar. His Birth and Birth place is on LinkedIn profile — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ombhurbhuwa (talkcontribs) 18:50, July 30, 2021 (UTC)

@Ombhurbhuwa: Greetings, and welcome. With regard to the particular question, LinkedIn is not generally considered to be a reliable source for Wikipedia articles, because the content therein is user-generated and is not independently verifiable. But really, if you wish to create a new article, there are bigger questions to be asked, as creating an article from scratch is one of the most difficult tasks on Wikipedia, especially for a brand-new editor. Please see WP:YFA for general guidance on article creation. The biggest question is whether the subject is notable enough (as Wikipedia defines it) to qualify for an article here. Is the research scholar the subject of significant coverage in reliable sources which are independent of the topic? Please refer to the general notability guidelines, the guidelines on academic figures, and most importantly the policies covering biographies of living persons. If you can find three good reliable independent sources specifically about the subject (not passing mentions, not press releases, not generated by the subject themselves) which help meet these guidelines, then feel free to create a draft and submit it via the Articles for Creation process where experienced editors can review the article and determine whether it is suitable for the encyclopedia. If good sources do not exist, then there is literally nothing upon which a proper encyclopedia can be based.
Feel free to ask further questions. Thanks, and happy editing! --Finngall talk 20:13, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Is there a guide and/or template for user page organization?[edit]

I want to know some tips and/or templates for creating a user page, but am having trouble figuring out the codes for it. Is there a guide or template out there for creating a good user page?— Preceding unsigned comment added by BurritoQuesadilla (talkcontribs)

BurritoQuesadilla, check out the Wikipedia:User page design center. It's old and not kept up to date, but there are still ideas there worth exploring. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 20:40, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
@BurritoQuesadilla: Here's a trick that works for articles and will also work for user pages. Look at several user pages. Keep looking until you find one whose format you like, and then look at its source code, or even copy its source code and modify it. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. You might consider thanking the user you copied from on that user's talk page. Depending on how closely you follow the form of the other user's page, you may be getting close to needing to disclose the copying on your own user page's talk page to satisfy the CC-BY-SA license of the other user's page, but that's perfectly reasonable and acceptable. After you have a fairly nice page, you can keep looking at other user pages and incorporate useful ideas from them. BUT REMEMBER: your user page is a place for you to tell others about you as an editor here at Wikpedia: see WP:USERPAGE. It's not a place for a generic resume, and it's not a blog. -Arch dude (talk) 22:14, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Thanks I appreciate it. One thing specifically as I had tried looking at the source code and don't understand it- how do you make userboxes go towards the right of your userpage and stay in a vertical line?

Also of course. I'll be sure to make everything I say in my userpage Wikipedia-relevant only.

if you can provide a link to a specific page, we can try to explain the magic used on that page. -Arch dude (talk) 00:19, 31 July 2021 (UTC) This one please. BurritoQuesadilla

I haven't taken the particular example you mentioned BurritoQuesadilla but I implement Userboxes in the standard way, which gives the "to the right in a vertical column" outcome that you seek. The code looks like this:
{{User first box}}
{{User second box}}
...and so on...
(without the nowiki tags) Mike Turnbull (talk) 14:27, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

July 31[edit]

Adding Information to Articles That Direct Victims to Find Help[edit]


I was wondering if it is possible for us to add information to articles that relate to human rights abuses and illegal activities so that current victims can be directed to places where to find help.

Articles like

all relate to the topic of human rights abuses committed by certain factions within the US government. While these specific articles and activities happened some time ago, they relate directly to ongoing programs that continue to commit human rights abuses today. People involved in these programs or who are victims to it today might be interested in how to seek help about their struggles.

In general, I think there should be a means by which people can add edits to suggest people going through certain struggles to find help. Of course, we would have to keep in mind that there are certain actors out there who would edit the article and remove this advice to keep certain activities under wraps and out of the public eye. How could we prevent something like this from happening?

Thanks for your help!— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gottliebisgross (talkcontribs)

Gottliebisgross This isn't really the forum to make suggestions(that's the Village Pump); but what you suggest is not in keeping with the mission of Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not a how to guide and cannot give medical, health, or legal advice(all for legal reasons) Anyone with access to Wikipedia has access to internet search engines that allow them to find information about how to seek help for any issue.
Furthermore, there is no permanent way to keep information on any article or page. An article can be protected if there is a demonstratable problem with vandalism or edit warring, but not to simply prevent others from editing it. 331dot (talk) 00:03, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
This is constantly brought up on the Village Pumps and the general consensus has been "No, because this is out of scope." —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 04:06, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
Hi User:Gottliebisgross. So, this has been discussed on the talk page for Suicide, whether we should provide a link at the top to a suicide prevention hotline for those readers accessing the article who might benefit from it.
We don't.
One reason is that "An anti-suicide message violates the neutral point of view policy". The Wikipedia doesn't take a position that suicide is "good" or "bad". Also we are not a how-to site, we describe stuff but don't offer practical advice on how to do things such as how to reach out out for help instead of hanging yourself.
So it's certainly not going to take a position that people having their human rights violated is somehow "bad", or that not having their human rights violated is "good". That's a moral judgement and Wikipedia editors, or most of them, are not interested in or capable of making moral judgements, or at any rate acting on them, I guess. (Or maybe they are, but like to play on the internet that they aren't. I don't know what goes on inside people's heads.)
So I wouldn't bother to pursue the question further at this website, User:Gottliebisgross, if you want a practical result. Sorry, but it is what it is. Herostratus (talk) 06:18, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Table width reduction[edit]

Hi Folks!! I'm looking for help on reducing the width of a table at Wartime activity so it is roughly two-thirds the current width, or possibly less, 50%. I'm really looking to make the table a bit more chunky as currently it is taking up the full width of the screen and doesn't look right. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. scope_creepTalk 02:17, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;" width="50%"
Trappist the monk (talk) 02:57, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
Hi @Trappist the monk: scope_creepTalk 03:11, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
Scope_creep, remember that the article will be viewed in windows of various sizes, including smartphones in both landscape and portrait mode. Don't be too keen to change the table width unless you think the result will "look right" to most readers. Maproom (talk) 07:27, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
Hi @Maproom: I know, I was a web designer for years. I was thinking about that last night. I'll check it. scope_creepTalk 09:13, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Request further edit?[edit]

Dear Wikipedia, This is a request for edit to correct an omission I made in previous edit of this article. I’m not too good navigating around computers. And my apology for any confusion/inconvenience. Thank you. This edit source again is the official US Coast Guard Historian’s Office website page for the US Coast Guard Cutter Chase, and also in conjunction with the original Wikipedia article. Reference source below: Chase, 1968 (WHEC 718) > United States Coast Guard > All (

This correction is for the 3 and 4th paragraphs under the heading “Vietnam and the 1970s” in the USCGC Chase Wikipedia article. The Wikipedia article presently reads: “In 1973, as part of a Destroyer-Cruiser Flotilla, Chase participated in Operation Seaconex (COMCRUDESFLOT TWO). On this operation, Chase transited the Straits of Gibraltar, and visited Portugal and Morocco. Between the years of 1970 and 1974, Chase conducted three or four Search and Rescue cases daily while on various Ocean Station duties.

Between the years of 1974 to 1978, Chase continued to patrol the waters of the Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean. Chase visited Guantanamo Cuba, Spain, Morocco, Ireland, France, England and Italy. In 1976, while on a cadet cruise, Chase rendezvoused with and came under the command of the aircraft carrier USS America and was involved in Operation Fluid Drive during the Lebanon Crisis of 1976 which ultimately resulted in the evacuation of nationals from the beach after the assassination of two U.S. officials in Beirut, Lebanon by the landing ship dock USS Spiegel Grove. In 1977 Chase was among the cutters assigned to protect a part of the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) created as a result of passage of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, protecting the area from Cape May, New Jersey to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina from foreign encroachment.[4] In 1980, Chase was back in the U.S., on scene at the America’s Cup in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1982, Chase participated in "Safe Pass 1982," a member of the Fleet Composite Operational Readiness Group.”

Again, with the Coast Guard History page as reference source,. Chase, 1968 (WHEC 718) > United States Coast Guard > All ( the 3rd and 4th paragraphs should read:

In 1973, Chase participated in Operation Seaconex, (COMCRUDESFLOT TWO), an exercise with a screen of seven destroyers and an amphibious assault ship, helicopter (LPH) carrying anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters and Harrier vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jets protecting a convoy from air, subsurface and surface threats. On this operation, Chase transited the Straits of Gibraltar and visited Portugal and Morocco. Between the years 1970 and 1974 Chase conducted three or four Search and Rescue cases daily while on various Ocean Station duties.

Between the years 1974 to 1978 Chase continued to patrol the waters of the Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean. Chase visited Guantanamo Cuba Naval Base, Haiti, Spain, Morocco, France, England and Italy. In 1976 Chase was in the Mediterranean on a cadet cruise during the then on-going Lebanon Crisis which culminated in the U.S. naval evacuation of nationals from Beirut (Operation Fluid Drive), led by the attack aircraft carrier USS America after the assassination of two U.S. officials there. In 1977 Chase was among the cutters assigned to protect a part of the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) created as a result of passage of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, protecting the area from Cape May, New Jersey to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina from foreign encroachment. In 1980, Chase was back in the U.S., on scene at the America’s Cup in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1982, Chase participated in “Safe Pass 1982,” a member of the Fleet Composite Operational Group.'''

Again, thank you for this record correction edit.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Bknp1 (talkcontribs) 11:52, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

@Bknp1: From your edit history, I see that you have made similar requests both here and on your personal talk page. Editors answered your post here. It is unlikely that interested editors will see your personal talk page posts. The best place to discuss your issues is at the article's talk page: Talk:NNS Thunder (F90) because that is where editors interested in the history of USCGC Chase (WHEC-718) and NNS Thunder (F90) will be most likely to see and respond to the issues that you raise.
Trappist the monk (talk) 16:29, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


En qué consiste la cirugía de cataratas.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 31 July 2021 16:09 (UTC)

This is not a general refence desk (please see WP:RD) but for help in editing Wikipedia; however, Cataract surgery may help. Please write in English and (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 16:17, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Copyright violations flagged at Jim Obergefell[edit]


JIM OBERGEFELL EDITOR IN CHIEF — Preceding unsigned comment added by Babawande (talkcontribs)

You need to disclose that you are working on behalf of a client: see WP:PAID. For the text, you can read WP:DONATETEXT, but each article you link to was written by someone not named Jim Obergefell and copyright likely belongs to the site that published it. RudolfRed (talk) 23:58, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
(edit conflict) :Ok, first of all PLEASE STOP TYPING IN ALL CAPS! This is generally considered "yelling" and is not very polite.
Moving on to the issue you raise: claiming to be the copyright holder is not sufficient. Wikipedia is free content, meaning if you want post your work here you must irrevocably release the all rights to the work, including others re-using it for their own profit. See donating copyrighted materials for more information on this. Also, this is an encyclopedia, not social media. Article subjects do not own or control content about themselves in any way. Wikiepdia relies on independent reliable sources as the basis for most of its content. Lastly, individuals with a conflict of interest are strongly discouraged from editing material where they have such a conflict. I hope that clears some things up for you. Beeblebrox (talk) 00:06, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
@Babawande: The material was flagged because it included direct copies from those listed sources (,, and Are you claiming that you are the copyright holder of that material on those sites? The copyright notices on those sites disagree with you. -Arch dude (talk) 00:20, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
[Edit Conflict] I would have expected a real "Editor in Chief" not to:
(a) make eight mis-spellings in a short message (including 'copyright' three times):
(b) to use correct grammar and punctuation when communicating with an encyclopedia;
(c) to know that on the internet typing extensively in CAPITALS is considered shouting, and rude;
(d) to understand how copyright works, and that Wikipedia is legally obliged not to host copyrighted text, even if posted by the copyright holder, unless it has been explicitly released by the holder using the appropriate legal procedure;
(e) to understand that, like every other subject of an article on Wikipedia, Jim Obergefell does not have "his page" here, but rather Wikipedia has an article about him, over which he and his representatives have no control (though he and they are entirely welcome to make specific requests on the article's Talk page).
{The poster formerly known as} (talk) 00:29, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
@Babawande:You appear to be having an identity crisis. Are you Jim Obergefell, or is Jim your client? If you are Jim, then what are you the editor in chief of? -Arch dude (talk) 17:17, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  • On the whole, this looks a lot more like a case of a WP:PAID editor who has gotten in way over their head than an innocent new user who is a little confused about how copyright works. I'm afraid, @Babawande: you won't find a lot of sympathy if that's the case. Offering to do something for money when you don't actually know how to do it is entirely your own fault, and you've created a mess that the unpaid volunteers have had to clean up. You should maybe reconsider your chosen profession. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:46, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

August 1[edit]

Maphoto tebatso[edit]

His Please— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 1 August 2021 04:34 (UTC)

Do you have a question? Eagleash (talk) 04:52, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Template problem[edit]

Hey guys,
I've noticed that in Category:Establishments in Italy there is a subcategory Category:Italian television series debuts. IMO, this shouldn't be there but I don't know how to fix it. I've also noticed that Category:Establishments in the Netherlands, Category:Establishments in Norway and Category:Establishments in the United Kingdom‎ have the same subcategory issue. I have no idea how wide it goes beyond this. As far as I can see WP:TfD is not the correct venue for raising this problem (feel free to correct me if you think I'm wrong!). So after trying the teahouse and posting a help me template on my talkpage I thought I'd try here. --Dutchy45 (talk) 06:38, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

@Dutchy45: Observe that Category:Establishments has a sub-category Category:Establishments by type, which in turn has a sub-category Category:Television series debuts. I suggest, then, that you should discuss this at Category talk:Establishments so that interested editors can decide whether a television series debut should count as a kind of "establishment". It would be appropriate to ping BrownHairedGirl when you begin the discussion, since she set up the categories and templates. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:31, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Note that the discussion is at Category talk:Establishments#Exclude_TV_series_debuts_from_Establishments_in_countryname. I have notified the relevant WikiProjects. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 23:06, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Remove content[edit]

How can i remove an article written about me in Wikipedia?--2600:1016:B01D:B7F2:C57A:1DF6:4B3D:6AA3 (talk) 10:16, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

That very much depends on who you are. If you a notable enough to have an article on Wikipedia, it is highly unlikely that it will be deleted. If you are not notable enough, then it is highly likely that it will be deleted, per WP:NBIO. What is the article in question? Mjroots (talk)


hello i have a question how can i categorize modules that i created? Thank you —— 🌸 Sakura emad 💖 (talk) 15:20, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Categories go in the ~/doc page.
Trappist the monk (talk) 15:42, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Updating a family tree[edit]

Hi all. I would like to update a family tree (at Chamorro (family)) with two additional entries I’ve written (Jaime Chamorro Cardenal and Juan Sebastián Chamorro, plus probably latter's mother who is not yet listed), but I’m struggling to do it myself. Is there a good place to ask for help with that? (I looked through the Graphics Lab and it doesn’t quite seem like their thing.) Thanks for any guidance. Innisfree987 (talk) 17:24, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Hello, Innisfree987. Try WP:WikiProject Genealogy. --ColinFine (talk) 19:46, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
ColinFine, genius, thank you! Innisfree987 (talk) 19:49, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

draft submit[edit]

I have submitted a page to be added to wikipedia. I want to confirm if it has been submitted for approval. I used the move option on the sandbox and chose wikipedia and edited the title. Link - — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gpan13 (talkcontribs)

@Gpan13: I added a header to your question. The draft is now at Draft:Feels Like Ishq. You can submit it for review by placing {{subst:submit}} at the top. I suggest going through the guidance at WP:YFA before you submit it. RudolfRed (talk) 21:27, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

David Nemec[edit]


My user name is Katey Kazak. I want to add myself to the list of notable people from Bay Village, Ohio. My credentials as a fiction writer and a nationally known authority on nineteenth century major league baseball speak for themselves. They are verified on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet. I am very low tech, however, and unable to enter them myself on the Bay Village site. Please contact me if further information is needed. Katey Kazak (talk) 22:55, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

@Katey Kazak: You'd have to establish that you're notable by Wikipedia's standards. If you're able to provide reliable sources that can attest to such notability, an article may be written about you. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 23:12, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
To expand a bit, generally a person can be added to a list of notable people only if they already have a separate Wikipedia article about them. So the first step would be for someone (probably not you; see WP:AUTOBIOGRAPHY) to create a Wikipedia article about you, which would require you to meet Wikipedia's notability criteria. WP:NAUTHOR has information about specific notability criteria for authors. CodeTalker (talk) 23:42, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
@Katey Kazak: did you also have a question about the article at David Nemec? RudolfRed (talk) 01:32, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

August 2[edit]


Hope you're staying healthy and well.

I've been trying to cite the same book multiple times on this page:

I can't seem to get the multiple citations right and have inadvertently caused several errors (in large red type!) on the page.

I have read several how-to and error pages, including: but can't seem to get the hang of it.

Have tried several different approaches and looked at the other citations on the page as guidance, but no luck so far. Can you help?

Thank you! AkasaCatherine (talk) 01:11, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

The problem with your citation was the ref name. The error message said that calling the ref "4" (an integer) was an error. I changed it to ":4", and the error message went away.--Quisqualis (talk) 02:02, 2 August 2021 (UTC)


How do you delete the account? User name and everything?

@Djonair: You can't. The best you can do is ask for WP:VANISH, but since you have very few edits the better solution is just stop using the account. RudolfRed (talk) 01:59, 2 August 2021 (UTC)