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May 28[edit]

New Page Reviewer[edit]

I'd really love to become a New Page Reviewer but I have been denied multiple times but that was a while ago. What do I need to read and what do I need to do? The Tips of Apmh 03:36, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Tips of Apmh, if something isn't explained in Wikipedia:New pages patrol, then you could ask about it in Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol. -- Hoary (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

hover page preview no longer working[edit]

The page preview function when hovering over hyperlink text has stopped working, as of several days ago. I use Firefox and have made no change to my settings. What has changed and how do I get it to work again? 2603:7000:95F0:8B50:6116:C0EE:E063:BAD (talk) 03:43, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Was it a wikilink or an external link with a External-link-01-16x16.svg trailing after it? The Page Previews should work for non-registered users, but MediaWiki describes some methods to bring it back if it has disappeared. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 04:08, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Postage stamps (fair use question)[edit]

I would like to include reference images of two postage stamps (one Australian, see: 90c Embryo Chair Stamp; one German, see: Serie "Design aus Deutschland" Herbert Lindinger: Stadtbahn Stuttgart) in articles about the designers whose work is fêted on the stamps (Marc Newson and Herbert Lindinger, respectively). Is this permitted fair use? My understanding is that the images would not be accepted on Commons (the rules for which are bewilderingly complex to a non-lawyer), however they may be acceptable on en:wp specifically to illustrate the claim that the designer's work was featured on a postage stamp. [NB: The photo of the S-DT8.12 Stuttgart light rail car used in the Lindnger article seems to be the actual source image for the stamp itself.] Appreciate any advice and guidance. Cheers, Cl3phact0 (talk) 11:07, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Cl3phact0 If it was to discuss the design. or designer, of the stamp itself, then as per WP:NFCI, that would be acceptable, "for identification of the stamp or currency, not the subjects depicted on it." However, you seem to want to use the stamp specifically to show the subject depicted on it, which is not allowed per WP:NFCI.
The answer also depends on the copyright laws of the country of origin - e.g. This stamp from India is allowed to be used to illustrate the subject because of the "National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) of the Government of India" - Unfortunately I do not know the copyright rules for stamps of Australia, or Germany, you would need to look for stamps from those countries to see if there is a similar permission. - Arjayay (talk) 11:45, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, Arjayay. The articles are both about designers, and in this case, the purpose of the image use would be to highlight the design of the stamps (which are, in both cases, part of series celebrating design itself). Also in both cases, the design of the stamp features an object designed by the designer in question, and in one case the design of the stamp was seems to be based on a photo found on Commons – thus my confusion about the fair use admissibility.) -- Cl3phact0 (talk) 12:00, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cl3phact0 You seem to be confusing my statements. If the article is about the designer of the stamp itself, that is allowed per WP:NFCI. If the article is about the designer of the object depicted on the stamp, that is not allowed. - Arjayay (talk) 12:07, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Forgive me if I wasn't clear. Let me rephrase: The claim in the articles is that there is a stamp which depicts the designers' work. I want to show the stamp itself to validate this claim (and also show the design of the stamp – not the design or designer of the object depicted). Therefore, the intent is "to discuss the design" of the stamp itself. -- Cl3phact0 (talk) 12:17, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cl3phact0 Personally, I think you are stretching a point, as "to discuss the design of the stamp itself" doesn't really seem to be the purpose. I suggest you re-ask your question at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions - Arjayay (talk) 12:40, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Arjayay, I am happy to ask again on the Media copyright questions forum you've kindly provided (the existence of which I was unaware of – so thank you for that too!). Please understand that I am not simply looking for the answer I'd (obviously) like to hear, I'm just looking for the right answer.
If one reads the WP:NFCI section 3. to the letter, then this is arguably a case of "identification of the stamp". That the "subjects depicted" also are relevant seems a function of the fact that in this case the raison d'être of the actual stamps is "Design" (notwithstanding who designed them), and the articles in question are about designers (who indubitably designed the objects depicted).
I am also happy to drop the matter altogether and not include these images in the articles if doing otherwise means protracted debate, tiresome defence of their inclusion, and the frustration of the eventual deletion of the uploads regardless (an experience I wish to avoid repeating – which is why I came here to ask before going to the trouble of sourcing and uploading the files, adding them to the articles, etc.). -- Cl3phact0 (talk) 14:51, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done (Please see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions if interested.) Thanks again for trying to help solve for an answer! -- Cl3phact0 (talk) 15:24, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


A user rightly deleted my edit on the "Sergio Leone" page because the text was not in the correct place, but where can I insert this quote from the well-known historical figure?

(Il cinema deve essere spettacolo, è questo che il pubblico vuole. E per me lo spettacolo più bello è quello del mito.)
(Cinema must be spectacle, that's what the public wants. And for me the most beautiful spectacle is that of the myth.)

— Sergio Leone

JackkBrown (talk) 14:37, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello JackkBrown, if you have contextual information (e.g., When did Leone say this? To whom? In reference to what?), it shouldn't be too hard to find an appropriate place to include the quote if it is indeed relevant to the article. A good reference source for the quote is important too. (It's an interesting quote, in my view.) Cheers, Cl3phact0 (talk) 15:00, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Multiple vandalisms, not undoable without rollback[edit]

Good afternoon, a rollback is needed here: CiccioGamer89. JackkBrown (talk) 15:11, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've reverted the latest edits by the IP as they were unconstructive. In the future, you can simply mark in the article's history which edits you'd like to revert to undo them all at once, no rollback needed. Help:Page history contains information on how to do this. Isabelle Belato 🏳‍🌈 15:14, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

disable the unsaved changes recovery?[edit]

When I edit a page, I frequently want to open a copy of the page to look at something. Whenever I do that, it "recovers" the changes from my first copy. This is unbelievably annoying. Is there a way to disable that behavior? Adoring nanny (talk) 16:40, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Adoring nanny There are a couple of things you could try. In the source editor you can toggle the "Preview" option top right in the editing window and it will a split-screen view where the right-hand part is the full article and you can scroll this to look at any part of the existing article (without any changes you might be making in the edit window, since they are not yet saved). Alternatively, on a PC I often open a separate browser tab and navigate to the article (or any other relevant page) which then behaves completely independently. Mike Turnbull (talk) 16:52, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I wish the separate tab would behave independently. For me it does not. Perhaps I need to be logged out on the second tab? Adoring nanny (talk) 17:07, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I generally don't have any trouble with this when I open the edit link in a new tab. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 19:31, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Adoring nanny: If you open the copy with a browser feature to duplicate the current tab then it's working as intended. It's done by the browser and not Wikipedia. Try to Ctrl-click the Edit tab instead. If you were making a section edit then it will edit the whole page. If you only want the section then Ctrl-click the left-most tab to view the rendered page, navigate to the section and click the section edit link. If you actually prefer the rendered page then just stop there. You can also try to open the copy as you usually do but then add & to the end of the url and press enter to reload. If this doesn't help then what is your browser and operating system, and exactly how do you open the copy? PrimeHunter (talk) 20:33, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Gemelli DiVersi", not "Gemelli Diversi"[edit]

Could someone correct the title of this page? The correct title already exists and, therefore, I would not know how to correct the current title. It's spelled "Gemelli DiVersi", not "Gemelli Diversi". Source:; another source (this one is "official"): JackkBrown (talk) 19:33, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@JackkBrown: You can move the page yourself, or ask over at Wikipedia:Technical move requests if it's an uncontroversial move. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 19:50, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Tenryuu: I cannot do it myself, I already specified why. JackkBrown (talk) 20:27, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Tenryuu: I added a request within the page you linked me to. JackkBrown (talk) 22:24, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
JackkBrown, what do you mean when you say that is "official"? -- Hoary (talk) 23:27, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Hoary: what I mean is that RhythmOne ("AllMusic is owned by RhythmOne"), being a company, is certainly more "official" than the newspaper Rockol. JackkBrown (talk) 23:30, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
JackkBrown, more "reliable", more "credible", more "authoritative", but not more "official". -- Hoary (talk) 23:36, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've corrected the title. -- Hoary (talk) 23:42, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Hoary: thank you! Anyway, yes, I used "official" improperly. JackkBrown (talk) 23:43, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
JackkBrown, for ease of promotion, people in the public eye sometimes want to use a simplified version or spelling of their name, so a commercial entity connected to them would deliberately use such an "incorrect" version/spelling.
Consider for example the Dutch racing driver Rinus van Kalmthout, who on moving to the USA to compete in the USF2000 Championship adopted 'Rinus VeeKay' because he knew Americans would have difficulty pronouncing his real surname correctly.
This sort of usage is an example of a Wikipedia:COMMONNAME, so we would use it for an article title. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 03:35, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dear IP address, DiVersi is a play on words; in the Italian language "versi" can also mean "verses" as far as poetrys are concerned, while "diversi" means "different". JackkBrown (talk) 09:30, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding information[edit]

I am not sure how to add information and I don't want to mess a page up. I was looking to see Rob Estes information and I noticed there is one movie that is not on his list. It's from this year the movie is Just Jake and he plays the main character Jake. It was on Hallmark. Sue4602 (talk) 20:51, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sue4602, sorry, but Rob Mayes starred in that TV movie. Cullen328 (talk) 21:03, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes I know. I just realized who I said. Sorry about that. Sue4602 (talk) 21:44, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello, Sue4602. Thank you for wanting to help improve Wikipedia. I see that Cullen pointed out your mistake, but for future reference: if you want to add something to an article but are not sure how, every article has an associated talk page where people can discuss how to improve the article, so in this case (according to what you thought) it would be Talk:Rob Estes. The other thing to note is that all information added to an article should come from a reliable published source, not from our own knowledge; so if we want to add something to an article, the very first thing we should do is look for a source, not rely on our own knowledge. In this case, if you had done that, you would have found your mistake! ColinFine (talk) 08:13, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May 29[edit]


how to wikilink a category? The Tips of Apmh 02:56, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Tips of Apmh, precise (not generic) thread titles are always appreciated. As for your question, as a ferinstance: "Thank you for offering to copyedit and otherwise improve [[:Category:Banana cultivars|every article on a banana cultivar]]." -- Hoary (talk) 06:12, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In case it's not obvious, Tips, what Hoary has done is to start the wikilink with a colon (":"). This is a general feature - you can use it for files (eg [[:File:Tina Turner 50th Anniversary Tour.jpg]] giving File:Tina Turner 50th Anniversary Tour.jpg, and interlanguage links ([[:de:Wikipedia:Fragen zur Wikipedia]] displays as de:Wikipedia:Fragen zur Wikipedia). In fact it doesn't even matter if you use it when it is not needed, eg [[:Tina Turner]] is exactly the same as [[Tina Turner]]. ColinFine (talk) 08:21, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
[[:Tina Turner]] and [[Tina Turner]] produce the same result but the former may confuse some editors and link-search methods so use the latter for links to articles. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:44, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have added a file (Portrait) and it is way too big/large - please fix if you are able. The caption underneath should read: Queen Caroline. Thanks and sorry! (talk) 03:53, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, I have fixed the issue. When adding a file, you can press the image icon at the top and fill in the boxes, instead of having to do it manually :) The Tips of Apmh 04:34, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't understand: Why have a footnote to this article tell the reader ".Philip Medows m. Frances Pierrepont / .CHARLES MEDOWS PIERREPONT, 1st Earl MANVERS (1737–1816) / .NB: This document also shows Kate Middleton's descent from Daniel Meadows/Medows (died 1651/59)"? How does this assist anyone's understanding of the ostensible subject of the article? -- Hoary (talk) 08:44, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hoary, presumably it helps the reader understand that Philip Meadowes has a legacy in the modern world as an ancestor of Kate Middleton. TSventon (talk) 11:04, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suggestion/Instructions Required to get Speedy Approval[edit]

Dear Sir, Please help me regarding Speedy Approval of my article named as Draft: Abad Mehmood Ali (Advocate) Hafiz AALC (talk) 09:38, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Abad Mehmood Ali (Advocate) was deleted on 27 April 2023, because it failed to show that the person was notable and was also considered to be promotional. Unless these problems are solved, the draft will not become an article.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 09:44, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also there is no such thing here as speedy approval. Shantavira|feed me 13:27, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Article requirements to post on wikipedia?[edit]

Hello, I want to post an article on wikipedia and I don't want that my article would be removed in future. That's why, I am looking for guidelines that can help me to write an article for wikipedia. 2407:AA80:126:A493:BCA2:7AFF:3126:2E8 (talk) 11:15, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Then you would be looking for WP:YFA. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 11:22, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The vital point is that all topics written about must be notable as defined here and please don't try to write an autobiography for the reasons given at that link. Mike Turnbull (talk) 11:24, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The corresponding page within the Wikipedia in Italian language is much richer, but the two pages have almost the same number of references (4, 5 In my opinion, there is no basis for inserting the "Expand Italian" notice. I ask for an opinion, thanks. JackkBrown (talk) 14:40, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you wish to suggest improvements or changes to any article, the place to do so is the Talk page of that article (and within the appropriate language Wikipedia). Shantavira|feed me 14:54, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[reply] button blocked by stalled “new section”[edit]

On one discussion page (only) all of the [reply] links are greyed out, and at the bottom there is a “new section” field that only has a “Subject” field and the word “Loading. . . ” under it.

It only affects one of my devices. Reloading the page doesn’t clear this. Logging out and back in doesn’t clear it. Very frustrating because loading the page always jumps to the bottom so section links are broken.  —Michael Z. 17:34, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Got it. Clearing cookies and cache for fixed it. I thought of this when I realized it was even happening on that page when I was logged out.  —Michael Z. 17:42, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

intimidating user[edit]


I am trying to contribute. I opened an entry related to a specific medical condition that I have nearly two years ago. I tend to update it when I'm hospitalised. Another user has been flagging me and the comments are intimidating. I tried to push back, but they threatened me and said that I will face consequences for questing what feels like strong motives (and I found on their YouTube page a stated personal opinion against the story of entry I'm trying to create). I stated this and they flagged me for an insult/personal attack. It wasn't, it was a statement of fact while they are accusing me of all sorts of things, destroying my entry, flagging me. I don't want to be bullied on Wikipedia for trying to help others - especially when I am in hospital getting medical care after a removed organ! How do I deal with such trolling on Wikipedia and not get hurt more? WikiEd97531 (talk) 18:11, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@WikiEd97531: You should know that Julius Senegal is right most of the time. There are WP:RULES which you ignore. He does not have an axe to grind against you, but he has an axe to grind against original research and against WP:PRIMARY medical studies. He is right about those. tgeorgescu (talk) 18:21, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
His language is atrocious! He assumed lots of things and made horrible accusations, then, it turns out he has the publicly stated bias. He is intimidating a user who is trying to contribute. I am not a Wiki pro. I have been trying to fix the entry. I don't want or need the snarky remarks. It helps NOBODY and keeps other people who would contribute from contributing. The page is in English for UK and US users.. I don't even thing he is in these countries or language. I believe the entry has been rectified now? WikiEd97531 (talk) 18:40, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The article is in English for anyone in the world, not just the UK or the US- anyone that can communicate effectively in English. 331dot (talk) 18:46, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
WikiEd97531, this is a worldwide project and people from every country are free to contribute, as long as they comply with our policies and guidelines. Among those is Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources (medicine). Have you read it? Do you understand it? Are you complying with it? Cullen328 (talk) 18:53, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
publicly stated bias—see WP:GOODBIAS. tgeorgescu (talk) 18:56, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
NO need to excessively troll me. I am trying to contribute and fix things without a full on assault. I was hit with a lot of allegations and accusations. I was asked to explain myself, and I did. I tried to defend myself and got attacked more. I asked for info and help in each post as a new user. I said 'put the citation' and I will fix it. No need to beat the horse here... this is supposed to be volunteer help. I did not 'insult' the other user. I simply stated something that was online (publicly available) due to the accusations and strength of wording being put onto me. I get enough flak from doctors at hospital when I try to learn info and I had to learn it all myself. Which is why I made the entry. WikiEd97531 (talk) 19:14, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Asking whether you are aware of and understand a relevant guideline is the exact opposite of trolling. You are the one who came into this discussion hot and accusatory. Cullen328 (talk) 20:38, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't wish to be rude to you, but you have to learn how we do things around here. tgeorgescu (talk) 19:16, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would also gently suggest that if your goal is merely to provide information about this medical condition, a website that you own and control, or social media, would be better avenues to do that. Editing about medical conditions on Wikipedia, is as you have found, very challenging with strict sourcing requirements- as in most jurisdictions it is illegal for Wikipedia to provide medical advice. 331dot (talk) 19:22, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply] which I only mean that we must be very careful in what is written, and how it is sourced. 331dot (talk) 19:24, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@WikiEd97531 I saw that the article you're referring to is in Japanese and Korean. This might just be me, but maybe try to get sources from there and see if they fit the standards. That could go a long way. Unless, of course, the article is fully translated from both languages. Losipov (talk) 19:27, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is no assault in pointing out that we have some rules especially for topics in medicine. On the discussion page I clearly stated what is wrong and that in a polite way.
I don't speculate about the motives why WikiEd97531 is trying to highlight this product, maybe he has some good experiences with it. However, that doesn't matter and this is a delicate topic with the risk of drifting towards a commercial advertisement. If this product is good, we will have robust sources clearly confirming this. Otherwise there is no established knowledge so we cannot claim everything. --Julius Senegal (talk) 18:21, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

updating information[edit]

The Wiki page on John Ogden (photographer) is ten years old and requires updating. Do I need to find the Source editor and, if so, how? SonOfCyclops (talk) 22:37, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

hi @SonOfCyclops and welcome to Wikipedia! you do not, you can edit it now! happy editing! 💜  melecie  talk - 22:57, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
But it is my page and I don't think it's acceptable for the subject to make the edits. (talk) 23:09, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If the article is about you, then yes you should be cautious about editing it and read WP:AUTO. If you want to suggest changes to the article, you can start a discussion on the article's talk page and mark it with {{Edit request}} RudolfRed (talk) 23:16, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. I have started the discussion. As the current page is about 10 years old it is misleading tot he extent that my career focus has changed considerably. SonOfCyclops (talk) 01:45, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

picture deleted[edit]

The picture I posted on my article was wrongfully removed. I own a copyright to the picture and I indicated it as such. Please restore the picture because there has been no copyright violation. Please let me know if you have any specific question. I am a reputable editor Dotmantek (talk) 22:49, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Dotmantek: follow the instructions in the message left at your talk page RudolfRed (talk) 22:55, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dotmantek If you are the copyright holder, you can use the tool here:Commons:Wikimedia VRT release generator. It will help you write a mail releasing the photo under an acceptable license and tell you where to send it. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:49, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May 30[edit]

Referencing errors on Nikita Kucherov[edit]

Reference help requested.

Thanks, 2601:408:C181:8B80:24E9:7A4:BD78:2D6A (talk) 00:04, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I cite things with the number at the upper end of a sentence? I just made an account so I can add some stuff to pages some forgot to write about.

Hi there! See the video at WP:EASYREFBEGIN. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 00:25, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ref numbers 9, 38 and 41 are all the same - I cannot do the thing whereby they area all "amalgamated" into the one ref (leave in quote please), can you help/fix please? Thanks (talk) 01:09, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think I fixed it, but double check that I didn't mess anything up. I'm not clear on the purpose of the citations in the image caption, but I left them in. Larry Hockett (Talk) 01:30, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missing personality[edit]

Please explain why Vinnie Tortorich has been removed from your site.He is a very real person with a great deal of knowledge who has served celebrities and regular folks on healthy weightloss journeys, made movies, runs a podcast, written books and more. What is Wikipedia afraid of? Or maybe I should ask Why are you afraid of truth? Rmkpl3 (talk) 01:28, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Seems like Vinnie Tortorich was deleted based on self-promotional purposes, according to the deletion log. LilianaUwU (talk / contribs) 01:34, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
To expand on Liliana's answer: Wikipedia is not interested in "personalities" or "celebrities". It is interested in subjects which meet its own criteria for notability, which is basically about whether there has been enough independent material published about the subject. Some articles are indeed about "personalities", but being popular or prominent or wealthy does not of itself guarantee that there can be an article. Furthermore, every article should be a neutral summary of what those independent sources say. Wikipedia is not interested in what the subject wants to say about themselves, or what their associates say about them. ColinFine (talk) 10:50, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reference numbers 38 and 40 are also the same source - or can you remove reference number 38 from the picture of Lady Bullock perhaps if you think it's not necessary? - thanks so much. (talk) 01:40, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Combined references per WP:NAMEDREFS. GoingBatty (talk) 02:07, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for including that wikilink. I was going to link to it for the user's future reference, but I couldn't find the page. I was looking right past it. Larry Hockett (Talk) 03:26, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vegas Golden Knights..[edit]

When you summarized their seasons you forgot their inaugural season where they lost in the Stanley Cup Final. (talk) 03:14, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi IP If you feel that you can improve the article Vegas Golden Knights and do so in a way that is in accordance with relevant relevant Wikipedia policies and guidelines, then you can WP:BOLDly do so yourself. Don't worry about making mistakes because anything you do can either be undone or fixed by someone else. If you're not willing to boldly edit the article yourself, you can start a discussion about the changes you think should be made at Talk:Vegas Golden Knights. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:53, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just saying, Marchjuly, that article is semi-protected... because hockey fans. LilianaUwU (talk / contribs) 06:54, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Editing Director[edit]

Hi I am from the marketing team at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research:

I was just wondering if the the directors could please be updated. The Institute has recently appointed a new director and therefore the page should say

Professor Chris Goodnow (1 June 2018 - 22 July 2022) Professor Benjamin Kile (27 April - incumbent) (talk) 06:45, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! Update done. Checks out per [1] and I'll take your word on the dates. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:10, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi there! In the future, you can post requests to update the article on its talk page: Talk:Garvan Institute of Medical Research with the {{edit request}} template, or use the Wikipedia:Edit Request Wizard if you find that easier. Thanks for your efforts to keep Wikipedia updated! GoingBatty (talk) 12:46, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blackbody energy density[edit]

In blackbody radiation, how do you go from measuring radiation power per unit area to energy density per unit volume? I am looking for this formula and one of the first publications that uses it, by Wilhelm Wien for example. Because in the laws of Kirchhoff and Stephan-Boltzmann it is always a question of radiation power. Malypaet (talk) 07:30, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see you found Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Science#Blackbody_energy_density, that is the place for this type of question. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:42, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Two questions[edit]

I have two questions concerning events:

1. Would a 1-year anniversary article from a local news source be enough to establish WP:LASTING coverage for an event that has been covered in national news sources? I understand that anniversary articles on the 10th anniversary of an event would count, but I'm not sure what the cutoff is. An example: [2]

2. I have a bit of an issue with a news article that has been posted on a blog. The blog's creator was a former journalist, and I have no reason not to believe that he didn't write the article for a reliable news source. However, I can only find the article on his blog. Is the source reliable? Here is the blog post for reference. [3]

Thanks for your help. Lettlerhellocontribs 18:03, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why on the Clint Eastwood page are there several jobs in the professions within the infobox (actor, director, film producer and composer), while in the initial text there are "only" two (actor and director)? On the other hand, on the Leonardo Pieraccioni page and Daniele Luchetti pages, the jobs are the same both in the infobox and in the initial text; finally, on thie page Vincenzo Salemme there is only one job in the infobox, while there are four in the initial text. What rule should I follow? It's all a mess. JackkBrown (talk) 19:51, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There are no rigid 'rules' specifying such details: our 6 million-plus articles were created, and have been edited, over a couple of decades by tens to hundreds of thousands of different people, who each decided to write and amend in a particular and often different way within our broad guidelines, which I'm sure by now you are somewhat familiar with.
The 'initial text' or 'Lede' first paragraph of any article is only supposed to summarise the most important points of the rest of the article (including the infobox). In the case of Clint Eastwood, his main activities have been as an actor and director – that he has also produced some movies and has composed music for some movies are less prominent facets of his career which (I presume) appear as details somewhere in the body of the article. (I haven't stopped to read it, but I was certainly aware of them.)
Similarly, creators and subsequent editors have all made their own individual judgement calls on what to include in the infoboxes. So long as they are not actively innacurate, there is no problem with this.
There is no way that over 6 million articles in a huge crowdsourced project are going to conform absolutely to every single detail of a (nonexistent) single rigid template (in the general sense), and there is no way that any single editor can make a significant impact on this: frankly, there are more productive uses of anyone's time. By all means correct actual errors, but you seem to be getting sucked in to a self-imposed mission that is both impossible and pointless. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 21:37, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dear IP address, I agree with everything you wrote! Part of today's day in this encyclopaedia (about 1 hour) I spent worrying about things that were totally unnecessary (the changes were useful anyway, but there's no point in carrying on like this); fortunately you warned me, otherwise 1 hour could have become as much as 15 hours (almost wasted). JackkBrown (talk) 21:51, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@JackkBrown: Hi there! Template:Infobox person#Parameters states that the |occupation= parameter should have "Occupation(s) as given in the lead." MOS:LEADBIO has guidance on what belongs in the lead. However (and I've said this several times), the best place to discuss this is on each article's talk page. The articles do not have to be exactly consistent with each other. GoingBatty (talk) 21:18, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@GoingBatty: I prefer to ask here, I usually receive very interesting answers that also allow me to improve my work within this encyclopaedia; moreover, speaking from experience, it's very difficult to receive answers by asking on a discussion page linked to a specific page. JackkBrown (talk) 21:55, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Listing My Business (VoIP Solution) is remove from your end![edit]

I want to add my business (VoIP Solution), Today I added it on the VoIP listing page but Wikipedia remove my link can you help me for this! Thanks in Advance Shaikh afnan (talk) 20:27, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia is not a platform to promote your business, and using it to do so in the manner you have been is contrary to our terms of use. AndyTheGrump (talk) 20:31, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There are two messages on your talk page - User talk:Shaikh afnan - which explain why your links were removed. Please do not add them again. (talk) 20:34, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice glitch[edit]

Jauerback suggested I come here. I'm asking if anyone's aware of a notice glitch that appears whenever someone edits articles, as in there's always one notice added. It's been appearing on both platforms I use Wikipedia with so I speculate it has something to do with more general coding (I could associated this with the MediaWiki engine but I'm uncertain).Carlinal (talk) 20:42, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Carlinal, is it this? (talk) 20:45, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, that's exactly it! Thank you, I'll keep track of this thread until the error's resolved. Carlinal (talk) 20:48, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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