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May 22[edit]

Help dealing with fraud/personal information[edit]

I've noticed that there is some definite fraud here, and I'm not sure what the proper procedure for dealing with something like this is. There's policies against removing others' talk page comments, but I'm not sure exactly what this falls under. Thanks, <RetroCraft314 talk/> 00:23, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

I have removed it as off-topic. It's two years old so I didn't take further action. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:33, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

I have a page that has been locked for over a year[edit]

A page for my company incorrectly cites me as Fake News and there are numerous other sources to contend this claim. The page has been locked and I am not allowed to edit it. This is in violation of Wikipedia's own rules about the lock being limited to pages that are vandalized frequently. My page has not been vandalized and there have only been 3 requests to edit within a year and a half.

Let me know how to get the page unlocked so I can add more sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JohnConnerRock (talkcontribs) 04:03, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Before I answer your question I need to point something out. It is NOT your page, It is Wikipedia's article about Liberty Writers News, you do not own or control it, anyone is free to make or suggest constructive edits. Seeing as you said "My page..." this could indicate that you have a connection to the Liberty Writers News, if you do you should not be editing it at all, I suggest that you read WP:COI immediately.
The article was protected on 9 February 2017‎ by @Sandstein:, it was semi-protection, which means that unregistered users are prevented from editing, but confirmed and auto-confirmed users are able to edit it. You will be able to edit it once your account becomes auto-confirmed. - X201 (talk) 07:51, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Several questions[edit]

Hi guys

I created myself a german Wikipedia-site for One Day Remains (Band) which is already released. After, I made one in English but therefore I have a few questions:

- Why am I not yet autoconfirmed after 10 days? - How can I finally release the site in English? - How can I add a picture to the site which is already uploaded en Wiki Commons?

Thanks for your help.

Cheers abcdipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abcdipedia (talkcontribs) 06:18, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

  • You are not yet autoconfirmed on English WIkipedia because you have only made eight edits, including asking the question above (and please remember to sign your postings on discussion pages like this one).
  • Draft:One Day Remains (Band) is not yet ready for release, as it cites no sources. To establish that a subject is notable enough for publication on English Wikipedia, it must cite several reliable independent published sources with in-depth discussion of the subject. (Also, the body of an article should not contain any direct external links.)
  • For using a Commons image in a page, see Help:Visual file markup.
Maproom (talk) 06:38, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Hi Abcdipedia, you need to make just two more edits here on the English Wikipedia to become autoconfirmed, then you can link to the existing picture from Commons in the same way as you did on the German Wikipedia. Wikipedia does not "release sites", but it does publish articles, and if you have written a good article in English then you can publish it yourself. It will then be reviewed. Does the German Wikipedia not require citations to WP:Reliable sources? Dbfirs 06:40, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi guys

Thank you very much for your answers, they were helpful. Where exactly can I see how many edits I already made? Does an edit only count on different articles or as well on the same one?

Abcdipedia (talk) 13:54, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

@Abcdipedia: You can view you edits here and edit count here. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 14:01, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

You're too kind, thx! And how can I publish an article?

Abcdipedia (talk) 14:10, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

@Abcdipedia: You're welcome. As you are not a autoconfirmed user, you cannot publish an article to mainspace. However, you can create drafts. Search "Draft:(Topic)", you will see "You may create the page "Draft:(Topic)"" message. Click into the red link, then create your draft there. Once you have autoconfirmed rights, you can move it into mainspace. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 14:14, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, didn't get this one :) I believe I have been autoconfirmed just right now (correct?) - what is the process then?

Abcdipedia (talk) 14:24, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

@Abcdipedia: I suggest you to read WP:CS and WP:RS first as I afraid when your articles are published they got speedy deleted. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 14:30, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Remove my name Please[edit]


I'm Deborah L. Mamuric and I just googled my name and it showed a lot of errors and my privacy. Please remove my name in your list. I do not want my privacy to be invaded.

Thank you,

Deborah L. Mamuric — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:E000:2E5D:F700:298C:E439:8ACE:722D (talk) 06:22, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi Deborah L. Mamuric. I've just googled your name, and Google finds some information about you which I didn't read since you value your privacy. I did not find any information about you on Wikipedia, so couldn't find anything to remove. Could you tell us which list you found? Dbfirs 06:34, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
We are an encyclopedia. Maybe you saw your name on a website for an organization we have an article about and incorrectly thought we are that organization. We only control content at PrimeHunter (talk) 10:58, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Neutrality of article disputed[edit]

{{POV|date=April 2018|talk=Talk:Antisemitism in the Labour Party Neutrality}} This is still in place on the Antisemitism in the UK Labour Party article. Rather than addressing the neutrality, recent edits seem to be exacerbating the problem. Could someone take a look? Garageland66 (talk) 06:58, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

The article is about an ongoing controversy – it's hardly surprising that contentious edits are being made. Maproom (talk) 07:15, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
@Tigraan: {{POV}} should never be substituted and uses Module:Unsubst to substitute to its transcluded form. {{POV}} only adds categories in mainspace. Othwerwise template produced categories can be removed with {{Suppress categories}}. Enable "Show hidden categories" at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-rendering to easily see hidden categories on a page. PrimeHunter (talk) 10:51, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

MusicDigi deletion[edit]

hello, a page i contributed to was recently deleted and i strongly disagreed to with the deletion, MusicDigi is a popuplar digital distribution service, the company distributes music to hundreds of digital service providers for thousands of record labels and artists. i have written to the user who deleted the page but am yet to receive any real responds concerning this matter, i please ask that you review this case and re-activate the page, the user had also expressed that the page might content dead links and being a reporter for over ten year i say this is common about news articles and am willing to help improve the page if needed and also provide even more information.

here is a link to the page: MusicDigi

MusicDigi is a registered company in the state of Georgia, and can be found using the Georgia business search link below [1]

Below is are links to recent articles about MusicDigi from World News, NBC, onmogul and more

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Below is links a post from a verified artist Eryn Woods who uses this service [7]

Below is a link to interview of a popular Spanish artist King Dest expressing that he uses MusicDigi and how the service has been behind his global success [8]

Below is a link to King Dest recent music which was distributed by MusicDigi with over 3 million view which he explained in his last interview above [9]

below is a link to the user who deleted the page: User_talk:Enigmaman — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yungjamil101 (talkcontribs) 14:36, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Here is a link to the article's deletion discussion. Maproom (talk) 15:48, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
Hello, Yungjami1101. Which admin deleted the article is not really to the point: in the deletion discussion that Maproom pointed you to, two editors, neither of them Enigmaman, both argued that the subject was not at present notable (in the special way that Wikipedia uses that word), and nobody spoke in favour of keeping it. That discussion has a link to deletion review, which tells you how you can contest the deletion - but this would be a waste of time unless you address the issues raised. You give several references above, but the first five are all obviously based on press releases from MusicDigi, and the last three, as well as being on social media and blogs (not usually regarded as reliable) are from people who use MusicDigi in their business. Wikipedia has essentially no interest in anything which the subject of an article says about themselves (eg in a press release) or which their friends or associates say about them. It is only interested in what people who have no connection with the subject have chosen to publish about the subject, in reliable places (ie those with a reputation for fact-checking and editorial control). Unless you can find some sources which meet these requirements - independent, reliable, and with substantial content about MusicDigi - there is essentially nothing which can go in an article about it, so no article will be accepted. --ColinFine (talk) 18:59, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Citation for city council motion[edit]

I need assistance creating a citation for a city council motion that passed.

The transcript of the meeting is shown here.

The motion I need to cite is: MOTION - NO. M-18-176 - BY: COUNCILMEMBERS WILLIAMS, MORENO, GIARRUSSO, BANKS, GISLESON PALMER, BROSSETT AND NGUYEN Electing Councilmember-at-Large Jason Williams to serve as President of the Council for the term May 7, 2018 to May 9, 2019.

I will be citing it on the New Orleans City Council page.

Thank you in advance. Eclectek C T 14:46, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Eclectek, you could cite it like this:
<ref>Motion No. M-18-176, in Minutes of Special Organizational Meeting of the City Council of New Orleans, May 7, 2018</ref>
Mind you that's what we call a "primary source", and if the election of Mr Williams has been reported in a local newspaper or other reliable news outlet, that would in general be preferable as a citation: Noyster (talk), 15:34, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Noyster. That's perfect. Unfortunately the election wasn't reported on in the local media, thus falling back to the actual meeting minutes. Eclectek C T 15:54, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery links removed.[edit]

We have tried to add our link to those who are buried in either Key Hill Cemetery and Warstone Lane Cemetery in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, Hockley. We are a voluntary group who researches the lives of the notable people buried in these two historic Cemeteries. We are the only group to maintain the cemeteries and graves. Such as Joseph Chamberlain , Joseph Gilliot (Pen Maker ) John Skirrow Wright ( Postal Order ) . Our links have been removed as spam. We are not spamming. Other groups such as JQRT and the Hockley Flyer have links I see no reason why out voluntary group cannot also. Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grave-matters (talkcontribs) 15:05, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

At Joseph Chamberlain you added an "External link" reading Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, Hockley.
which leads to a page that merely lists Chamberlain's name and tells the reader nothing about him. I'd definitely call that spam. I see no mention of "JQRT" or "Hockley" in the article. Maproom (talk) 15:21, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
  • The pertinent information, that Chamberlain (for instance) is buried in the Key Hill Cemetery, is in the article. Providing clickbait to your website isn't part of Wikipedia's remit. Ravenswing 08:43, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Changing title of a page (Music Producer)[edit]

Good morning,

I'm writing you as I need to change the title of my artist page as it is displayed in Wikipedia.

I noticed that my page displays my name as 'Ventus (Producer)'. I need this changed to 'VENTUS (Music Producer)'.

If you can make this change please let me know. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Henrypallares (talkcontribs) 17:27, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

  • The article Ventus (producer) has an active deletion discussion here as it has no reliable sources and does not appear to meet our notability standards. Let's hold off on the name change until the discussion concludes. -Arch dude (talk) 01:10, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
  • As we often tell people, a Wikipedia article about you is not "your page" and you don't control its contents or title. Please see our policy on "conflict of interest": Noyster (talk), 10:54, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Coordinates in maps in infobox maps?[edit]

See, in this section of a sandbox I've got two sorts of maps. On the right, the multi-use maps using the switch mechanism, and on the left, one which uses long/lat coordinates to place objects.

Now. Is it possible to combine the two?—that is, have the two switchable maps (on the right) contain the highlighted coordinate buttons of those on the left? (Not exactly the same coordinates, of course, just the principle.)

Hoping some Kind Soul can help  :) Cheers! —SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap sh*t room 18:30, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Reverting pending edits as a non-reviewer[edit]


I was checking out my XTools report today and noticed it says I have performed 19 "approve" actions. I've never been a pending change reviewer, so this was a bit confusing until I realized those were all reverts I did in the last year!

I can't imagine it would be very good form for a non-reviewer to go and process the pending changes backlog for bad edits, so I'm wondering if it's otherwise generally accepted to revert pending changes I come across? Mlkj (talk) 21:19, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

If it's blatant vandalism, I don't see why not. It's not our job to approve edits, but I don't see any reason not to revert clear vandalism - and looking at that I have 6 reverts myself. LittlePuppers (talk) 21:43, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
  • A non-reviewer cannot approve a change, but I see no reason that a non-reviewer should refrain from normal editing just because there is a pending change, and a revert is merely one way to edit. Our objective is to improve the encyclopedia, so we should not impose restrictions on good edits. -Arch dude (talk) 23:43, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Anyone can revert vandalism. Feel free to do so on any article, regardless of whether it has pending changes or not. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 02:12, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

May 23[edit]

AWS DeepLens[edit]

extended article content


AWS DeepLens allows developers of all skill levels to get started with deep learning in less than 10 minutes by providing sample projects with practical, hands-on examples which can start running with a single click. AWS DeepLens was designed with deep learning in mind. With over 100 GFLOPS of compute power on the device, it can process deep learning predictions on HD video for real time.

Integrated with AWS

It's integrates with Amazon recognition for advanced image analysis, Amazon SageMaker for training models, and with Amazon Polly to create speech-enabled projects. The device also connects securely to AWS IoT, Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, and more.

Broad framework support

AWS developers can run any deep learning framework, including TensorFlow and Caffe. AWS DeepLens comes pre-installed with a high performance, efficient, optimized inference engine for deep learning using Apache MXNet.

Fully programmable

AWS DeepLens is easy to customise and is fully programmable using AWS Lambda. The deep learning models in DeepLens even run as part of an AWS Lambda function, providing a familiar programming environment to experiment with.

Examples for AWS DeepLens


Technical Specification

Intel Atom® Processor, 8GB RAM, Ubuntu OS-16.04 LTS, BuiltIn 16GB Memory (expandable), Intel Gen9 Graphics Engine

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:44, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

This not the place for article content. Please see WP:YFA, WP:AfC and WP:WIZ. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 07:54, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Fixing a page with conflict of interest[edit]

I'm interested in a page that has had some conflict of interest editing. Having read the page it isn't too bad, but includes some original research such as what the subject has in her home which is a bit trivial and non-encyclopedic. However, if I do some work on the page, how do I 'solve' the COI issue, or will it always be the case that the page is at risk of deletion if some material edited by the subject remains in the version I edit. Which it will. Are there general guidelines here? Particularly concerning when the COI banner should be removed.Ross-c (talk) 09:05, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Are you talking about Tina Matthews? - X201 (talk) 09:38, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
If the article no longer has any issues directly related to the COI editing, it should be removed. You can read more at {{COI}}. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 11:01, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
It's also a useful move to ask the opinion of the person who tagged the article too. - X201 (talk) 12:04, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Personal articles[edit]

Is it possible for me to add my own articles in this site.. ?? Nd if it is, how do I go on about it?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by DaglasMacharia (talkcontribs) 11:35, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

@DaglasMacharia: Hello, you are most welcome to contribute articles on topics that pass the Wikipedia notability guidelines. However, you should not contribute items about yourself or any topic to which you have a close connection as this becomes a conflict of interest. Some useful links have been left at your talk page; if after reading those, you have further questions, please feel free to ask. Although, I would recommend that you gain experience in editing existing pages before attempting to write a new article. Cheers. Eagleash (talk) 13:09, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Hi, @DaglasMacharia: I'd suggest you start with reading Wikipedia:Introduction, Wikipedia:Tutorial and Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Adventure.
However, please keep in mind there's no such thing as personal articles at Wikipedia — neither 'your own' nor 'about you'.
I hope you'll enjoy expanding Wikipedia. Good luck! --CiaPan (talk) 13:35, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Motto parameter in Template:Infobox university[edit]

Can someone please remove the motto parameter in Template:Infobox university? It isn't encyclopedic information (no one cares), usually unverifiable, and often vandalized. Edward Mordake (talk) 13:29, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

That kind of request needs to be raised on the template talk page. - X201 (talk) 15:36, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, I have posted there. Edward Mordake (talk) 16:48, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Brand-new Communication[edit]

I noticed that this article need to have the capital C into lower C. Hence brand-new communication because the singer's previous releases in a Japanese records company, Pony Canyon are all lower cases. Can a moderator change the title so that the upper "C" in "Communication" becomes an lower "c"? And somebody needs to do a review of this article as well. Thank you --Komitsuki (talk) 15:23, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

  • @Komitsuki: I have performed the page move you requested. No "moderator" (administrator?) was necessary; registered accounts with more than 10 edits and 4 days of "age" can do so, including yours (I see that you attempted but the page stayed in place, I do not know why).
However, I am not sure the final title is the best one. It contains a translated title, and I could not find a reliable source for the translated name so Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_(use_English)#No_established_usage_in_English-language_sources may apply (that the Japanese-script part of the original title is a transliteration of English does not change the problem that Wikipedia should not "invent" the English title without a source). If you can find good sourcing I encourage you to link it in the article. Moreover, the first character should probably be lowercase (see WP:DISPLAYTITLE for how to do that). TigraanClick here to contact me 15:55, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS)[edit]

Hello everyone! I have a short question. I recently created the article Embolic stroke of undetermined source. As is usual in medicine, the abbreviation is better known among physicians than the full name. The abbreviation is ESUS. An article with full name Esus already exists at Wikipedia (Celtic god). How can I achieve that the medical article is also found when ESUS is entered? I certainly do not want the very interesting article on the Celtic god to be disadvantaged. Unfortunately, the medical article will actually not found at all right now. Almost all doctors and patients will search for "ESUS" and not for the entire name. Would you have any help for me here? That would be great. Please excuse my bad English, I will improve it and work on it. :-) Best regards and a nice evening.

--Gunnar Römer (talk) 17:03, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

@Gunnar Römer: your solution of using {{redirect}} on Esus and creating the disambiguation page is a good one. I've removed the redirect hatnote from Embolic stroke of undetermined source as ESUS doesn't actually redirect there. The page doesn't need a hatnote as it is extremely unlikely that someone looking for Esus (the god) would end up there. Other than that, all good! Richard0612 17:27, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
  • What Richard said. But actually, you've used incorrect titles at these places. To cut things short, I've corrected most of your mistakes; and in summary, if someone types ESUS, they'll reach your article now (thank you, you're welcome). I_0urclc5 17:30, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Help with printing CSS parameters[edit]

Hello there, I'm trying to edit my 'Special:MyPage/skin.css' page with a certain setting. I have already managed to decrease the printed text-size by entering the following parameters on my skin.css page:

* {
  font-family: Arial;
  font-size: 82%;

I would like however to know how to decrease images and thumb size similarly to what i did with text. Any help would be greatly appreciated. -~ Elias Z. (talkallam) 18:11, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

@Elie plus: "Thumbnail size" at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-rendering determines the size of thumbs with no specified size. I don't know whether it's possible with CSS to reduce all images with a percent but your browser may have a feature to reduce everything on a page. Windows browsers usually have the shortcuts Ctrl+- for smaller, Ctrl++ for larger, and Ctrl+0 for normal size. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:17, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you PrimeHunter <3 -~ Elias Z. (talkallam) 08:41, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Citing sources on Talk pages[edit]

I would like to suggest an edit to a controversial page that has been secured. Because the change I'm suggested requires citations, I think I should include the citations in my request. Should I use the usual wiki markup language for citations on the Talk page, as if I were editing the article itself?Rasquiella (talk) 18:22, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes - there's also {{reflist-talk}}. LittlePuppers (talk) 19:30, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Edit while matter under RfC discussion[edit]

There is an RfC discussion at: Talk:Nextdoor#RfC_Consensus_Attempt. I have a COI here. Several editors have weighed in with differing viewpoints but edging toward consensus. However, one editor just made a major change to the article dif about the content under discussion. I could address here the specifics of why this language is a NPOV violation, including because it doesn't include the response of the company that such incidents are very infrequent, as well as the significant media coverage on the remediation efforts. But this is all already under discussion in the RFC, so there shouldn't be changes to the article about this subject for now, as per WP: RfC. I would suggest the appropriate remedy is to reverse the change for now, rather than opening another discussion about this new language, and to ask the editor to refrain from changes regarding the subject under discussion until the RfC is resolved. Thanks for your consideration.BC1278 (talk) 19:45, 23 May 2018 (UTC)BC1278. :Talk:Nextdoor#Proposal:_topic_ban_for_user_BC1278 The consensus is against you. Heck, you are about to get banned from that page. Edward Mordake (talk) 19:46, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

  • The guideline you are looking for is in the second bullet at Wikipedia:Requests for comment#Suggestions for responding. That's pretty obscure and I don't know if it can be considered "policy" given the name of the section. This is the help desk for "using and editing", and I think discussion of policy is beyond our remit, so please take this back to the RfC. -Arch dude (talk) 20:24, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Struck an edit by a sock of The Quixotic Potato. Doug Weller talk 16:18, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Page moves[edit]

How to see all my page moves? I know there is a way. Thanks. Legacypac (talk) 21:09, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello @Legacypac: - use Special:Log, select "Move log" as specific log type and enter your username as performer. GermanJoe (talk) 22:03, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
You can also click "logs" at top of Special:Contributions/Legacypac. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:09, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Excellent thanks Legacypac (talk) 01:31, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Replacing Image[edit]


I would like to replace the San_Domenico_School_Logo.png image on wikipedia with that of the organization's new logo (which is currently on the San Domenico School Wiki page:

Can you please assist with getting this file update to the new logo? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Schmaks (talkcontribs) 23:20, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

@Schmaks: I have uploaded a new version of File:San Domenico School Logo.png and used it in San Domenico School. The old version may temporarily be shown in some places. User:San Domenico School uploaded commons:File:SD-Logo.jpg to Wikimedia Commons with a claim that it is their own work released with a free license. I suspect that is false, or the license is unintended. The image may be deleted from Wikimedia Commons.

PrimeHunter (talk) 00:13, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

@PrimeHunter: It looks like we've got them mixed up. commons:File:SD-Logo.jpg is actually the new logo. Can you please fix it and make sure that commons:File:SD-Logo.jpg is the only logo for San Domenico School and that File:San Domenico School Logo.png is the one marked for deletion? Thanks! Schmaks (talk) 15:22, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
@Schmaks: commons:File:SD-Logo.jpg and my version of File:San Domenico School Logo.png is the same image except the file type. It is the logo with bold upper case "FOUNDED" displayed at The old version at File:San Domenico School Logo.png#filehistory has lowercase "Founded" without bold. If you see that version at top of the file page or in the article then it's temporary. The real difference between commons:File:SD-Logo.jpg and File:San Domenico School Logo.png is the license. The former was uploaded with a claim that the uploader is the copyright holder and has released it with a free license which allows anyone to use it for any purpose if they just give attribution. I doubt the school wants that. Organizations usually want to protect their logos. My version File:San Domenico School Logo.png was uploaded with a non-free license saying the logo is protected by copyright. Do you work for the school with legal responsibility over the logo and are you saying that the school will permit any use of the logo, e.g. for the purpose of harming the reputation of the school with a defaced version of the logo? PrimeHunter (talk) 20:25, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: It appears that cache was causing the old logo to appear. You are correct. The logo should indeed be protected by copyright. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Schmaks (talkcontribs) 20:39, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

May 24[edit]

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (the Oxford DNB)[edit]

Does Wikipedia have The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (the Oxford DNB) for editors to use online? I see that the Oxford Press has it for $29 per month, but I am asking here before paying for it.--Dthomsen8 (talk) 00:37, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

I don't see the Oxford DNB listed on the Oxford University Press page of The Wikipedia Library Card Platform. You might want to use the talk page link there to check with the editor who is in charge of OUP accounts. He or she could tell you more about it. Eddie Blick (talk) 01:29, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
  • The century-old original DNB is available in its entirety at Wikisource. The new ODNB is clearly a better resource in most respects. However, You can quote extensively from the old one since it's in the public domain, and in some cases it's useful to have the name of the author of the original article instead of the name of the author of the updated article. Also, you can link to the old DNB from the Wikipedia article to let the reader go look for themselves without needing a subscription. It's at s:Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900. If you cite it in an article here, please use the {{DNB}} template. -Arch dude (talk) 01:56, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
  • If you are looking for something from the newer, paywalled, DNB, try WP:REX. That's what they're there for. --Jayron32 02:15, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

My created articles[edit]

I have over 353,000 articles, and I find anyone over 350,000 cannot use the tool to find the list of articles I have created. Is there any other way, or am I out of luck?--Dthomsen8 (talk) 00:41, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to the Teahouse Help desk, Dthomsen8. Surely you mean that you have made over 353,000 edits to the encyclopedia, not that you have created that many articles. Are you now unable to use the "Contributions" function? Cullen328 Let's discuss it 02:32, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
It's about the "Articles created" link at the bottom of Special:Contributions/Dthomsen8. I don't know an alternative. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:40, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
@Cullen328: Seems you visit teahouse very often. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 03:20, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes, Abelmoschus, I have been one of the most active Teahouse hosts for several years. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:25, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
@Cullen328: Help desk here, why you welcome them to teahouse? XD Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 04:05, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
Because the Teahouse is supposed to be a friendly place, Abelmoschus Esculentus. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:19, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
@Cullen328: Mmm I mean here is Help Desk. "Welcome to the Teahouse" should be in teahouse instead of here? I think "Welcome to the Help Desk" should be more appropriate. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 04:23, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
You are right, Abelmoschus Esculentus. I forgot which place I was at. My apologies. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:30, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
@Cullen328: No worries. I also forgot where I am sometimes. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 04:32, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
Hope this helps, I_0urclc5 08:52, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

F1 Triple Battle for the Turbografx16 World Championship Playthrough Speedruns Levels 1 through 4 Speedruns Videos.[edit]

Can you do F1 Triple Battle for the Turbografx16 PC Engine of Videos of this game in World Championship Mode Levels 1 2 3 & 4 in F1 Triple Battle in World Championship Mode Please Wiki Videos? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baron5291 (talkcontribs) 03:17, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Baron5291. The Help desk is only for questions about editing Wikipedia. For general questions, ask at the Reference desks. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:28, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Where to report vandalism[edit]

Hey Folks, it just took 27 years to read through how to report vandalism and I still don't get it. And that's a long time for something that should have been 2.3 nanoseconds (what would the math on that be?). Just to give you a sense of my awesome skill set, I can barely fix a typo. And I Can Capitalize Things. I checked the vandal report page and it just didn't parse. Should I just let it be? It's pretty minor and dumb. Am I missing a checkbox?

Thanks -rudyard (talk) 04:36, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello Rudestar. If you see minor, one-off vandalism, simply revert it. If the editor has vandalized more than once, warn them. If the vandalism is persistent and ongoing, make a report at Administrator intervention against vandalism. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:55, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Revert ==> click article history tab, find the edit that caused the vandalism by clicking on the "diif" links, then hit the "undo" at the top of the right-hand side of the two-column diff. If the sysstem cannot figure out the revert it will tell you. In that case, just edit the article in the usual fashion with a comment of "RVV". Warn ==> edit the offending user's talk page by adding the appropriate {{warn}} template. -Arch dude (talk) 05:21, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
@Rudestar: See WP:WARN for more warning templates. Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to me) 05:39, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

New article[edit]

Snigdhojyoti Banerjee is an Indian artist. | name = Snigdhojyoti Banerjee | image = File:Snigdhojyoti Banerjee - | imagesize = | alt = | caption = | birth_date = (1999-04-07) 7 April 1999 (age 19) | birth_place = Katihar, Bihar, India | othername = | occupation = Artist — Preceding unsigned comment added by Snigdhojyoti1 (talkcontribs) 12:05, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

This isn't the place to start a new article. I would recommend looking at Wikipedia's notability guidelines, Wikipedia:Notability (people), before attempting to create the article though. Deli nk (talk) 12:43, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Recent Changes[edit]


Fairly recently I started heavily using the recent changes list, both for some general basic vandal hunting but also just normal edit-making. All good.

However today I can't access lower pages (that is, any after however many posts I've selected on the initial list (250, 500 etc). There are clearly plenty of posts within the time-gap I've selected. The older 250/newer 250 bit has always been at the bottom of the page for me, but I can't see it there or anywhere else.

I have a strong feeling I'm being an idiot, but after 20 minutes of failure on my own I thought I'd ask for some help .

My filter set is: "May have problems", "unregistered", "newcomers", "human", "latest revision", "page edits", "page creation", "logged actions".

Nosebagbear (talk) 12:49, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Virata Kingdom[edit]

Virat kingdom is situated in choudwar, Odisha( Tradition holds that it was the capital for Virat, the brother-in-law of Kichaka. Additionally, the five Pandava brothers, with their consort Draupadi, took shelter in Choudwar during their secret exile.) please clear my doubt. Uttareswar temple is the witness (From the year 2003, Archeological Survey Of India (ASI) has started digging the site which is believed to be Virat's Palace and found lots of utensils, Boudhic elements. It is around 54 acres of land in which 10 acres is fenced by ASI and is declared as a Heritage site. The site after digging, in the year 2007, a foundation of an ancient Shiva Temple of 13th century. It is now a tourist place surrounded by a developing garden.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:43, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi, this isn't the place to create a new page. Have a look at Wikipedia:Your first article - this takes you through the process Nosebagbear (talk) 16:01, 24 May 2018 (UTC)



Should I write "the lower house of the French Parliament" or "the lower house of French Parliament" when writing in a British English style?


WhatsUpWorld (talk) 16:38, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

The first one is correct, with the definite article in English. Dbfirs 16:50, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. WhatsUpWorld (talk) 18:44, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Traditions and celebrations[edit]

Traditions and Celebrations Culture, Language, Family Faith and Spirituality

History and Geography

I have an Assistant about this Inuit — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:22, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello, did you have a question about editing Wikipedia?: Noyster (talk), 20:22, 24 May 2018 (UTC)


Is it just me, or is Wikipedia experiencing "technical difficulties": "Cannot access the database: Cannot access the database: No working replica DB server: Unknown error (" —2606:A000:1126:4CA:0:98F2:CFF6:1782 (talk) 19:54, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

No, it's not just you. General Ization Talk 20:00, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
It is know, and being fixed.--S Philbrick(Talk) 20:27, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Old account, can't re-use it?[edit]

I had an old account, User:Chelston, Special:Contributions/Chelston but lost the password and can't re-use it as I didn't have email, no way of merging the older account into this one?

I last used it in 2004 so it's a really old account.

No issues with this, is there? --Chelston-temp-1 (talk) 22:57, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

@Chelston-temp-1: Accounts cannot be merged. Passwords never expire so you can still try to guess it. If you don't remember it then the account cannot be retrieved. If you really want the username then you can try Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations but it may be declined when there are old edits. If a request is granted then the 2004 edits [10] would be assigned to a new name of the old account and not to you. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:15, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

May 25[edit]

Blank lines[edit]

I was trying to follow the guidance on blank lines of MOS:INDENTGAP in an edit in the Pedro Perebal AfD talk but it didn't work. Could you tell me what went wrong and how can I add the blank lines to my wall of text following the guideline? Thinker78 (talk) 00:49, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Just add blank lines by pressing <ENTER>. Anyway, I did it for you. Warmly, I_0urclc5 04:41, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
But MOS:INDENTGAP states that blank lines like that shouldn't be used... Thinker78 (talk) 05:58, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
You don't (usually) use a blank line at the beginning of a new post as the indent (colon) or, where used, bullet point takes care of the formatting for you. However, if a post is long enough to split into paras, then pressing 'enter' to create them is fine. On another point, please don't post the same question in multiple locations. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 06:32, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your input. I think it is helpful to post the same question elsewhere to get a second opinion, although I dont regularly do it. In this case, although I thank her for her input, Lourdes is advising me to do exactly what MOS:INDENTGAP says not to do: "Blank lines must not be placed between colon-indented lines of text". So my question is why after I followed the procedure stated in MOS:INDENTGAP of adding colons in lieu of blank lines, the result wasn't apparent blank lines within the text. Thinker78 (talk) 07:25, 25 May 2018 (UTC)


We need to place a block onto the page due to someone constantly adding miss guiding information which is both libellous and slanderous. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Turnpost (talkcontribs) 01:11, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello Turnpost, instead of adding templates like "protected" to the talk page of the article, you should simply start a new discussion on the talk page of Glastonbudget, in the same way as you started the discussion here. But focus on discussing why do you feel that the content does not meet Wikipedia's editing policy, rather than simply claiming that the content is libelous or slanderous. The page has been protected so you will need to reach out to the other editors on the talk page and reach consensus for your point of view. If this reply is not clear, please ask again. Thanks, I_0urclc5 04:29, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Adding a new MLM company to your list[edit]

Hi I would like to add my brand new company to your Multi Level Marketing Company list please It’s called MACPI Australia (Making A Child’s Place Important) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:32, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi. Please don't. Wikipedia is not a directory for new companies to be added. When your company becomes notable and qualifies under Wikipedia's notability guidelines for organisations – WP:ORG – some or the other editor would probably create an article about your company then. While you're here, please also do read Wikipedia's conflict of interest guidelines. Feel free to ask for more assistance. Warmly, I_0urclc5 04:35, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Multiple-language page[edit]


The company I work for has multiple-language wiki pages, however, the English version is the only one that is correct, updated and created by our company. We were wondering if there is a possibility to delete the other versions (in other languages) and if not, how we can redirect the users from the page in another language to the one in English. Thanks a lot! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Margarita.knysh (talkcontribs) 07:43, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Please stop updating your company's page immediately. This editing violates WP:COI at a minimum, and if anyone from your company is paid to edit, then this editing violates WP:PAID, which is against Wikimedia's terms of use. Any paid editing MUST be disclosed per the policy at WP:PAID, and all edits by users with a conflict of interest (including unpaid edits by employees) should be proposed on the talk page of the article, following Wikipedia's guidelines at WP:COI. IffyChat -- 08:33, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
As to your actual question, we only deal with the English wikipedia here, questions as to whether the pages on other Wikipedias should be kept are dealt with on each Wikipeida. IffyChat -- 08:33, 25 May 2018 (UTC)