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October 23[edit]

Rao Sahib[edit]

I would like to add Rao Sahib Vellore Gangadhara Ranganathan, Assistant Surgeon, Veloo Mudaliar Dispensary, who was awarded the title of Rao Sahib by F.M. Wavell, Viceroy of Indian in 1946. I have a copy of the SANAD as well as a photo of his medal with the inscription of Rao Sahib 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by Jazzy350 (talk ? contribs) 09:51, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

@Jazzy350: Hello, if you mean you would like to see an article about this person, please study the links that were left at your talk page (actually in 2013). You will need to determine whether the person passes Wikipedia's notability criteria; if you are of the opinion that they do then please reveiw the guide to article creation and a useful further guide can be found here. (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you for wanting to improve the encyclopedia. Eagleash (talk) 10:59, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
@Jazzy350: Also asked and answered at WP:TH#Rao Sahib Title in British India. 〞[AlanM1 (talk)]〞 17:45, 24 October 2020 (UTC)


I've seen some contests here in Wikipedia and noticed some editors join in. Where and how can I join as well? Are there such right now and is it reserved to certain people only? Thanks. Bekkadn (talk) 11:07, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

If this is about Wikipedia:CONTEST that is a defunct Wikiproject. If not, perhaps you could link to an example of what you mean.--Shantavira|feed me 14:35, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

No submit for review button[edit]

Hi There is no submit for review button showing in my draft page. Please check /wiki/Draft:Ram_Setu_Controversy 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by Bhumi2tandon (talk ? contribs) 11:24, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Is there a way to find all of my created templates/navboxes?[edit]

A feature similar to Pages/Articles Created; listing all created templates/navboxes in a single page. --Wario-Man (talk) 12:24, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

@Wario-Man: The filtering options on the standard "Contributions" page can handle this. These are the pages you've created in the Template namespace. -- John of Reading (talk) 12:33, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Ahh... Thanks! --Wario-Man (talk) 12:44, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Reverting page move[edit]

There was an AFD for the page Regan Russell, which ended in Keep and consensus, as far as I could tell, to rename the page to Death of Regan Russell. After the AFD, on the Talk Page, I asked if there was now any opposition to renaming the page, since presumably an AFD is not a formal decision to rename. There was none, so I renamed/moved the page. Over a month later, another user undid this renaming without any explanation or discussion (just "article doesn't need "Death of" in title"). I pinged that user on the Talk Page to ask for their reasoning, but they didn't reply. What should I do now? I think there is still a consensus-based decision for the page name Death of Regan Russell because WP:BLP1E clearly applies. Nobody has argued for any notability of this person other than in how they died. Jmill1806 (talk) 12:47, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Jmill1806, you did exactly the right thing by pinging the other editor to talk. As the other editor hasn't responded to your ping in six days but has edited since then, I'd say you can move it back with a careful edit summary (something like "per no response to ping at talk, moving this back; if you disagree, let's discuss"). 〞valereee (talk) 12:51, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Valereee, greatly appreciated. Moving a page feels like a bigger deal than editing text on a page, so I was hesitant. Jmill1806 (talk) 15:56, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Jmill1806, it is a bit bigger, because it's got a few more moving parts. There are instructions for what you should check to make sure you haven't left a mess behind at Wikipedia:Moving a page. 〞valereee (talk) 16:10, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Search and replace using regex[edit]

Is it possible to do a search and replace in the wikitext editor which will find missing closing square brackets for a wikilink after a two-word title and add them? example: [[Genus species There will be a space directly after the second word which can be replaced with ]] . I can write the regex to find the string - \[\[\w+\s\w+\s , but I only want to replace the last space. The search would be used with a whole lot of different combinations of Genus species pairs in the same list. Cheers, · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 13:46, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Pbsouthwood, are you using User:Cacycle/WikEd? I confess I've never used the function you're speaking of (especially to replace), but the default toolbar in the middle is a search toolbar. There is a button (/R/) which allows you to turn the search field into a regular expression. 〞Tenryuu ? ( ? ? ? ) 13:53, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Wikitext editor Advanced menu, quizzing glass at far right:
f: (\[\[\w+\s+\w+)\s+
r: $1]]
Check the box at 'Treat search string as a regular expression'
Trappist the monk (talk) 14:30, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, Trappist the monk, That does exactly what I wanted. Cheers, · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 16:20, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Page URGENTLY needs DELETING[edit]


I hope you are well.

I am writing as an employee of Central Talent Booking. My employer, Joanna Jordan, has a Wikipedia page about her ( /wiki/Joanna_Jordan_(talent_agent) ). A significant amount of the information on this page is INCORECT and DAMAGING to her reputation. The page must be DELETED IMMEDIATELY.

Please do let me know how to this, ASAP.

Kind regards,

Joely Fox CTB 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by JoelyFox (talk ? contribs) 14:32, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

@JoelyFox: Wikipedia has an article about Joanna Jordan (talent agent), who was considered to be notable (See WP:GNG). We do not delete our articles at the request of the subject. If there is incorrect information in the article, suggest improvements on the article's talk page at Talk:Joanna Jordan (talent agent). Do not make changes yourself, as you are a paid editor. see WP:PAID. You are also required to disclose your paid status. -Arch dude (talk) 15:13, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Do you know how I can find out who the author of the article is? Is it possible for them to delete the article? Can Joanna Jordan herself request for the article to be deleted? 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by JoelyFox (talk ? contribs) 15:25, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

JoelyFox, please don't open discussions on multiple forums - this has also been discussed at BLPN. I am leaving you some advice on your user talk page now. GirthSummit (blether) 15:41, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
You can check from the page's history which Wikipedia user created the article. However, by far the most of Wikipedia users use pseudonymous accounts, so it may not be possible for you to know who that person is in real life. It might also be possible for the article creator to nominate the article for deletion - but that's up to them, not to you. And finally, Joanna Jordan herself is in no position of ownership or authority over the article just because she is the subject. She can request for it to be deleted, but that request will almost certainly be denied. JIP | Talk 16:01, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

I've also put some suggestions on your talk page which I hope you will find useful Spinney Hill (talk) 09:40, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

A newly created Wikipedia page does not show up in the Search Engine, and only its Talk Page shows up[edit]

I started editing the article Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon as a draft. The draft was in the queue for 2 months. Within this time, I had auto confirmed status. Therefore, I decided to remove the draft tags from the draft, to make it nonexistent as can be seen in the history of the draft article /w/index.php?title=Draft:Ainbo:_Spirit_of_the_Amazon&redirect=no. Then I proceeded, to create directly the article in mainspace. The article is called: /wiki/Ainbo:_Spirit_of_the_Amazon. The article has been reviewed as a start article, and the admin redirected the previous draft to this new article. However, it has been over a week, and the article still isn't showing up in Search Index. The only part that is showing up is the talk page if the search is in Bing. Can any of the admins help in explaining why this happens? Oolaadobe (talk) 17:24, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Oolaadobe, new pages don't get indexed until they are reviewed by new page patrollers or 90 days old, whichever comes first. 〞Tenryuu ? ( ? ? ? ) 17:39, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. Unless the new page patrollers means people other than those who review and place the right designation to the page like Start Class or Stub, I will wait. Otherwise, the page has already been reviewed with a Start Class. But in either case, I will wait for some more time.Oolaadobe (talk) 18:29, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Oolaadobe, Wikipedia:New pages patrol is a process where all new pages are (or should be) checked within 90 days by editors with the new page patroller permission. Any editor can assess an article as Stub or Start class. TSventon (talk) 20:30, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

均抗抗忘批扶找 找快抖快忍把忘技技[edit]

孝 技快扶攸 我扼折快戒 我 戒忘忌抖抉抗我把批快找 忘抗抗忘批扶找 志 找快抖快忍把忘技技快 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:12, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

This is the Help desk for (English) Wikipedia. We can't help you with problems relating to your Telegram account. --ColinFine (talk) 18:19, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

delete my user account[edit]

I had such a bad experience trying to edit a Page and was unfairly blocked that can't change. I want to delte my wiki user account and have nothing to do with it. Please delete my account. LLC88 Laura Carroll 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by LLC88 (talk ? contribs) 18:13, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

"It is not possible to delete user accounts, as all contributions must be assigned to some identifier; either a username or an IP address. Editors seeking privacy per courtesy vanishing / right to vanish can usually have their accounts renamed and their user pages (and in exceptional cases user talk pages) deleted." Cheers ? ?l Cid of Valencia talk 18:15, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Prolific authors[edit]

I am a writer with 488 titles on Google Books (should be over 500 in the next couple months). I got curious, so I checked Wikipedia for a list of prolific writers. I would actually be #31 on that list assuming I qualify. How do I get on that list?

Second question, how could I become a "notable" person of my tiny hometown of Lewistown, Pennsylvania? I am 70 years old and I hope to make that short list while I'm still young. :) 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by Harold Lerch (talk ? contribs) 18:14, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Our metric for prolific writers is intended to measure writers who actually get published. "Self-publishing" on the internet, Amazon, etc. is not the same thing. --Orange Mike | Talk 18:49, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Hello, Harold Lerch. Wikipedia does not, as far as I can see, have an article about you; the presumption therefore is that you do not meet Wikipedia's criteria for notability - nearly all lists on Wikipedia are lists of notable items (in Wikipedia's sense). If you do meet Wikipedia's criteria for notability, then somebody could write an article about you (you are strongly discouraged from doing it yourself), and then you could be added to relevant lists. --ColinFine (talk) 18:55, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
See: WP:Notability (authors) to see if you might qualify for an article. 2606:A000:1126:28D:1DE6:D8D2:3598:9287 (talk) 19:00, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
You should not actively seek to be notable on Wikipedia. Instead, carry on your career as a writer as normal. At some point, someone entirely unconnected to you, with no input from you, will find you notable and write an article about you. JIP | Talk 12:59, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Harold Lerch: Be careful what you wish for; An article about yourself isn't necessarily a good thing (click to view the essay). 〞[AlanM1 (talk)]〞 19:12, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Move article from sandbox[edit]

I want to move article from sandbox to publish it in wikipedia 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by NPPA (talk ? contribs) 19:23, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

NPPA, unfortunately, the material on your user page was copied from the NPPA website, and cannot become an article, as it's a copyright violation.--Quisqualis (talk) 19:51, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
@NPPA: Usernames can't be for a group account. I left a note on your talk page. You should change your name so that it does not imply this is a company account. RudolfRed (talk) 19:53, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Major problems with automatic row numbers in the mobile app[edit]

There is a problem with the Template:Row numbers that breaks content in the mobile app (the template documentation says so). This problem is over 18 month old (see e.g. this). As a result, pages like List of tallest buildings in the United States or List of living cardinals have major problems in the wikipedia app for mobile phones. It appears to me that there are 3 strategies regarding this problem:

  • Fixing the template or the app
  • Accepting that some pages don't work in the app
  • Removing the template

The first strategy looks tempting, but I don't know how to do this. Is anybody working on a solution for this problem (I know that threads at phabricator exixt, but the problems seems to be complicated)? What strategy is right here? --Kallichore (talk) 21:01, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

@Kallichore: Another option could be to force desktop view when attempted to be viewed on a mobile. Until it's fixed, I would remove the template and manually maintain the rankings, especially on an article that doesn't change all that much. I maintain the ranks manually on a list article that has changes every week and it's not that big a deal. The template is transcluded in 88 mainspace articles, perhaps some inappropriately, like Eddie Butcher (which I'll remove). 〞[AlanM1 (talk)]〞 19:32, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Kallichore: I looked at List of tallest buildings in the United States on (old) Android 5.0.2 without logging in and saw the table render normally (not display the wiki code of the table, as the problem report describes). What am I missing? 〞[AlanM1 (talk)]〞 04:52, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Yesim Yilmaz[edit]

You described her he, actually the person she. 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:11, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

So fixit Face-wink.svg -- Wikipedia is made possible by contributions from people like you. 2606:A000:1126:28D:1DE6:D8D2:3598:9287 (talk) 22:47, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Courtesy link:Ye?im (singer) --ColinFine (talk) 22:51, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
There should be a redirect:  Yesim YilmazYe?im (singer)  As an IP I can't "fixit". 2606:A000:1126:28D:1DE6:D8D2:3598:9287 (talk) 23:24, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
I created Ye?im Y?lmaz. Should there also be redirects from non-Turkic versions, like Yesim Yilmaz, Ye?im Yilmaz, and Yesim Y?lmaz? Are 's' and 'i' the correct Latin chars to use for "?" and "?"? 〞[AlanM1 (talk)]〞 20:22, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

October 24[edit]

What is the procedure for removing a UPE Tag and redirect?[edit]

Hello. A user (Ear-Phone) created a new article about a guitarist by the name of Rocky Kramer. I apparently saw it right after that user made the article public. I read it and thought it was a good article, but needed some additional work, which I am willing to do. However, within moments another user (TruthGuardians) marked the article as spam, which was changed by AnomieBOT and then moved the page to draft and redirected Rocky Kramer to Draft:Rocky Kramer. TruthGuardians did not post anything on the talk page explaining why he or she believed the editor might have been paid. Ear-Phone posted a message on the talk pages for both the article and TruthGuardian, who has not responded. I posted a message asking whether any evidence exists to support TruthGuardians' actions. I don't know who Ear-Phone is and I have nothing to do with him or her or the Rocky Kramer, other than liking his music. I would like to know how to remove the UPE tag and redirect without violating any WP rules. I also don't know who TruthGuardians is or why he or she put the tag there in the first place or how to correct it. Can someone tell me how to revert these actions properly, so I can help improve the article? --Warriorboy85 (talk) 03:38, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

This is about Draft:Rocky Kramer.   Warriorboy85, you can help to improve the draft as it is (I have just made a minor change to it myself.) Maproom (talk) 06:24, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you Maproom! I will help as well. I added a request edit template hoping to get the article restored and the UPE template removed. Do you have any insight as to how to get that to happen? Good edit by the way! --Warriorboy85 (talk) 07:20, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
@Warriorboy85: if the possible paid editor either makes the required "paid" declaration or explicitly denies being compensated in any way for contributions to the article, then you or any other editor can remove the UPE tag. Be sure to describe your reason in the edit summary and possibly on the article's talk page as well. The only other legitimate way to remove the tag would be to remove all remaining traces of the original contributions and start over. If you are forced to do that, then explain why on the talk page. In an excess of caution, you should probably make the same explicit declaration of a lack of COI on your own user page or user talk page that you made here, just to remove all doubt.-Arch dude (talk) 17:34, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
@Arch dude: Thank you very much for letting me know how to properly remove the UPE template, which I have now done. The user who put the template there also put it in draft mode. See Draft:Rocky Kramer and redirected the original article to the Draft article. Can you possibly tell me how to correct that? Thanks again. --Warriorboy85 (talk) 02:48, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Warriorboy85: At this point I think your best move is simply to submit it for review, as silly as that sounds. just place {{subst:submit}} at the top of the page to get a "submit" button, and then click that submit button. put a brief description of the history of this mess on the talk page. The reviewer will take care of the redirect situation. (A help page denizen with more knowledge of the review process may step in here with better advice.) -Arch dude (talk) 03:35, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Arch dude: Well, thank you once again. I previewed the "submit" button, but noticed it says it may take three (3) months before anyone can review it. That may be the only answer, but I would like to see if there's another way to take it active again in order to avoid a long wait. The redirect seems to be gone now, so perhaps it can be restored using another method. I too hope a help page denizen can offer a more expedient way to restore the article to active life. I do thank you very much for your very helpful advice on this strange situation. --Warriorboy85 (talk) 06:06, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Arch dude:Actually, I tried just moving it back and that worked! Again, thank you to everyone for the help! --Warriorboy85 (talk) 06:28, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Gender differences in the human brain[edit]

In gender the important brain is different. The ROIs that are significant at the 0.05 level in the gender variable was examined. For women, the left parahippocampal gyrus, right parahippocampal gyrus, right hippocampus, and left hippocampus were significant at 0.05 level. These areas were more significant for women with AD, and the most important area for women was the right hippocampus. For men, the right parahippocampal gyrus, right hippocampus, right superior temporal gyrus, and left superior temporal gyrus were significant at 0.05 level. This means that these areas in men are more important for AD and the most important area in men is the right parahippocampal gyrus. The importance of significant areas at 0.05 levels has been compared across the whole population, both in men and women (1).

1. Rezaei M, Zereshki E, Shahsavari S, Salehi MG, Sharini H. Prediction of Alzheimer*s Disease Using Machine Learning Classifiers. Disease and Diagnosis. 2020 Sep 30;9(3):116-20. 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by Ehsan989 (talk ? contribs) 05:53, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

@Ehsan989: Sir, this is the Help Desk. Did you have a question to ask about using or editing Wikipedia? 〞Tenryuu ? ( ? ? ? ) 06:18, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
@Ehsan989:If this is intended as a proposed addition or change to an article, then please make this proposal in a new section on the talk page of the article. Add the magical incantation {{request edit}} to summon an editor to actual review your proposal and make the change. -Arch dude (talk) 17:39, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Who can close an RfC early?[edit]

This relates to this edit:[1]

If an RfC has been open for 6 days (in other words, the usual 30 day "expiration" is not a factor) Can an editor who have taken a position and !voted on the RfC evaluate the consensus, write up a closing summary, and snow close the RfC? Ir would any closer have to be uninvolved? --Guy Macon (talk) 06:24, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

@Guy Macon: Looks like you already have the relevant guidance from Wikipedia:Requests_for_comment#Ending_RfCs. If there is agreement among participants to close the RFC, then point #2 allows anyone to close it. Point #4 about an uninvolved editor is a different option. Also, there really isn't an "early" closing. The 30 days is based on when the bot will take action and you should not wait for that to happen. The actual guidance is "An RfC should last until enough comment has been received that consensus is reached, or until it is apparent it won't be. There is no required minimum or maximum duration; " RudolfRed (talk) 18:47, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Actually, we don't have an answer that both parties accept. Levivich says that WP:RFCCLOSE allows him to snow close an RfC where he has voted. I read the exact same page and concluded the exact opposite. Both of us are editors who have been around a while and try to do the right thing. One of us is wrong. (Note that I agreed with Levivich's vote and with a snow close -- my only objection is to a snow close by an involved editor.)
It turns out that while we were talking about this another editor closed it at 13 !votes for "no to all" and three !votes for "yes" to at least on of the questions. So my question about this one RfC is moot, but unless one of us are convinced we are wrong, this conflict is likely to reemerge the next time Levivich tries to snow close an RfC that he !voted on.
Let's look at each clause. Quoting from the "There are several ways in which RfCs end:" section:
"[1] The question may be withdrawn by the poster (e.g., if the community's response became obvious very quickly). In this situation, the editor who started the RfC should normally be the person who removes the {{rfc}} template."
Levivich did start the RfC but he wants to snow close it, not withdraw it. A successful withdraw means "no decision", not "no to all". I doubt that the three editors who disagreed would approve, but of course nobody asked them. (Levivich. please clarify; are you claiming that an involved editor can snow close an RfC or just that an involved editor who initiated the RfC can snow close an RfC?)
"[2] The RfC participants can agree to end it at any time, and one of them can remove the {{rfc}} template."
Nobody has polled all of the RfD participants asking if they agree to closing after 6 days or to Levivich as a closer, so this does not apply. Again nobody asked the three editors who disagree.
"[3] The dispute may be moved to another dispute resolution forum."
Not moved, does not apply.
"[4] Any uninvolved editor can post a formal closing summary of the discussion. The editor removes the {{rfc}} tag at the same time."
Levivich is not an uninvolved editor, so this clearly does not apply.
"[5] The discussion may just stop, and no one cares to restore the {{rfc}} tag after the bot removes it."
This is about Levivich wanting to snow close it after 6 days, not about doing nothing and waiting for the bot to remove the tag after the usual 30 days, so this clearly does not apply.
So, is my reasoning above correct? As I said, we are both experienced good-faith editors who are having a polite disagreement about what is and is not allowed under WP:RFCCLOSE.
Levivich, do you have a counterargument? It may very be that my reasing is flawed. Please convince me. --Guy Macon (talk) 23:38, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
My reading of RFCCLOSE is that it permits any participant, including the initiator, to end an RFC and implement the result (including but not limited to a WP:SNOW close, with or without a closing statement), as long as the RfC participants agree, and it encourages participants (#2), rather than uninvolved editors (#4), to end RFCs whenever possible. Lev!vich 02:05, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
I think @Guy Macon:'s analysis was perfect. @Levivich:, the problem is the agreement of RFC participants was missed - and even if we would be lazy and would not demand a confirmation from all the yes voters - at least the from opposers consent should have been gathered. I have to also add after your question whether anyone object closing was raised, per Wikietiquette at least two days should have been waited, since some editors does not live their lives in this platform 0-24, but given the number of participants and the weight/history of the issue, even minimum one week (I even faced with everything now, without the ability to even express an opinion). Btw, as an uninvolved user closed it finally, the responsibility goes to him @Pincrete:.(KIENGIR (talk) 05:01, 25 October 2020 (UTC))
Here is where I asked participants if they agreed. I took no further action. I'm not sure why you refer to a "problem". There is no problem. I didn't close it without agreement; I didn't close it at all. Another, uninvolved editor closed it, and an uninvolved editor doesn't need the participants' agreement to close it. I sought participants' agreement for a #2 close under RFCCLOSE, but a #4 close happened instead. Either way, there's no problem. Lev!vich 05:13, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
I don't think Levivich did anything wrong. This isn't about that. It is about a good faith disagreement concerning policy. Levivich and I are both trying to do the right thing.
Is asking "does anyone object" and waiting three days really the same as getting everyone to agree? I would argue that some people !vote on an RfC and then move on without watching as other people comment. I know that I often do. Should we at the very least send out talkpage notices?
Does the usual three day wait after asking "does anyone object" even apply to a snow close? There are a bunch of snow closes where the closer didn't even ask "does anyone object", much less wait three days.
What about Wikipedia:Snowball clause#A cautionary note? It says "...because discussions are not votes; it is important to be reasonably sure that there is little or no chance of accidentally excluding significant input or perspectives, or changing the weight of different views, if closed early"
This of course a basic rule of RfCs; the closer is supposed to evaluate the responses and may very well rule against the majority if the closer thinks the minority had a good, policy-based argument and the majority didn't. So do we really want to trust a proponent who took a strong position when posting the first !vote to be impartial in evaluating those who disagree with them? I would not trust my own judgement in that situation. I think it likely that even if the involved closer tries to be fair they could have an unconscious bias. And of course our policy isn't just for reasonable good faith editors like Levivich. What if a troll posts an RfC and then closes it early?
To me, closing your own RfC is a bit a a "fox guarding the henhouse" or "don't ask a realtor whether this is a good time to buy a house" situation --Guy Macon (talk) 05:41, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Guy Macon:, I did not say @Levivich: did about that wrong (I just told him the problem is his question was ignored), I said the responsibility goes to the closer, since if he reads an editor asked about closing, he should have waited for a reasonable time for inputs. It is not evident if it was a Snowclose or not, even if it could be, since the above interpretations more of us concluded possible outcomes without referring to that, and snowball close is not a policy, so indeed the closer could take into account the question the other user raised about closing. Your last sentences I don't understand in connection what you are telling, since an uninvolved editor acted in the end, and evaluating possible answers is not necessarily dependant on any editors stance, just a comparison/evaluation of answers of users, in other words, if anyone would bias it, it could be noticed and undone.(KIENGIR (talk) 07:03, 26 October 2020 (UTC))

The role of Hon. B. E. Dwira in the CPP (CONVENTION PEOPLE'S PARTY).[edit]

Misplaced biography of B. E. Dwira

The role of Hon. B. E. Dwira in the CPP (CONVENTION PEOPLE'S PARTY). Hon. B. E. Dwira (Benjamin Emmanuel Dwira) was the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the CPP, even before the demarcation of the Brong-Ahafo region in April 1959. It was during his regional chairmanship and leadership in Ashanti, that the civil unrest broke out between the CPP and the break away group that largely formed the NLM (National Liberation Movement), as "ya te yeho" or "ma te meho" (literally, "we have broken away" or "we have segregated/seperated ourselves" or "I have segregated/separated myself". This led to more brutal, dastard, brazen attacks from the NLM as opposition so-called, against the CPP, particularly in Ahanti Region. Many CPP activists as "Action Troopers", were killed by the NLM functionaries. Hon. B. E. Dwira, personally laid to rest at least 47 out of the 49 CPP "Action Troopers" killed by the NLM functionaries.

There were more widespread killings perpetrated and committed by the NLM functionaries against the the CPP party members at various locations in Ashanti region, some of which Hon. B. E. Dwira could not get to the bereaved family to help lay the dead to rest. Hon. B. E. Dwira's house was bombed or dynamited by the NLM functionaries, and his publishing company that published and printed the "Ashanti Sentinel"; a newspaper that he founded to promote the CPP and Prime Minister Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's ideologies, programmes, policies, and projects for Ghana (then Gold Coast) and Africa was bombed and burnt to the ground by the NLM functionaries.

So much harm and hurt and mayhem did the NLM cause the CPP in Ashanti region that most of the CPP members fled Ashanti region to other towns, villages and cities, in other parts of the country where they were known as "refugees". It was at the height of these political disturbances, disputations, disruptions, destructions and killings perpetrated by the NLM against the CPP members that the 1956 general elections was held to determine which party should lead the country into independence.

Hon. B. E. Dwira, organised the CPP "refugees" on the eve of the election day to come in buses and vans and trains to Ashanti Region and vote and after go back into hiding if they feared for their lives. The CPP won 8 out of the 21 seats in the elections thereby denying the NLM of the 2/3 (two-thirds) majority in Ashanti region that they had hoped to win; a condition set by the British government to determine the popularity and favourite party to lead the country into independence. On the national level the CPP won 71 majority out of the 104 seats inclusive of the 8 seats in Ashanti region.

The CPP was given the mandate to lead the country into independence which happened the following year on 6 March 1957. The Prime Minister of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, was full of gratitude and praise to Hon. B. E. Dwira for the brave leadership and chairmanship that he exhibited and demonstrated to help the CPP win the general elections thereby paving the way for Ghana's independence. A photograph of Kwame Nkrumah congratulating and thanking Hon. B. E. Dwira for the no mean feat was taken at the house of Parliament in Accra after the election results were declared.

A ballad was also composed in honour of B. E. Dwira dubbed "OKOKODUROFO DWIRA" (BRAVE DWIRA), which was played on air at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, during every independence day celebrations and occasion. Hon. B. E. Dwira, was appointed the first Mayor of Kumasi (then called Chairman of Kumasi City Council) soon after independence in 1957. There are many other positions that Hon. B. E. Dwira held both at home in Ghana and abroad under the CPP led government and political administration.

He died on 28 March 1985 having contributed so much to his dearly beloved country, Ghana. He was born on Sunday, 19 September 1909, a day after Kwame Nkrumah was also born, on Saturday, 18 September 1909. Note: Nkrumah's birthday of 18th September 1909 changed to 21 September 1909, as a result of a mistake in a later registration, which he came to accept himself, since for him it didn't make much difference to his life. More of Hon. B. E. Dwira's role in the CPP government and administration, and his general/personal life story will be supplied/published later on this website. Thank you. Courtesy:SETH_KB_DWIRA, SHAKESPEARE DRIVE, LONDON, UK. 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:04, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Hello. Do you have a question about editing Wikipedia? Gr?bergs Gr?a S?ng (talk) 10:52, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Interlanguage link won't work[edit]

In a page I am creating in my sandbox (to be posted when complete) I am trying to create a wikilink to the French Wikipedia page for A?cha Kon谷.

I tried two normal ways to do this, and neither one works, possibly because of the accents etc. They are:

fr:A?cha Kon谷 and A?cha Kon谷 [fr]

For now I used this, but it is jury-rigged workaround A?cha Kon谷 (fr)

How can I make the Interlanguage link work? Thanks.

NOTE: You can only see the characters in the two ways that I tried if you hit "edit" on my note.

FOLLOW-UP: the first one DOES work, I mis-typed it. Sorry.

Sullidav (talk) 16:56, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

For me all three work right now. Can you please specify what does not work in your case exactly? ote that the second approach, with {{ill}} is prefered in articles. Victor Schmidt (talk) 17:32, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. Second one with {{ill}} does not work - try its link, it goes to English Wikipedia and says "page not found". But I can use the non-preferred other ones as a workaround. Sullidav (talk) 03:36, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Merlin, Ontario:[edit]


The otherwise excellent article on my hometown, Merlin, Ontario states it was one of the last segregated schools in Canada until that school was closed in 1965. The reference for that statement are some ancient regulations on establishment of separate and coloured schools. I can find no reference in that document to Merlin. At no time in its history from the mid 1800's did Merlin ever have a segregated school and does not now. I attended public school and high school in Merlin from 1944 until 1958. There was no segregation. In fact the Merlin High School, and later Merlin District High School had numerous black students. I can send you class photos to attest to that. In addition several of the teachers were black. Please remove the reference to Merlin having segregated schools because it is not true,


Jack Peltier Calgary 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:06, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

You may want to direct this comment to the talk page of that article, Talk:Merlin, Ontario. 331dot (talk) 18:17, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for noticing this. We cannot take your word for this (we call that "original research"), but we do not need to, because the assertion is not supported by the cited source. This means that you are free to edit the article to remove the assertion. However, you should first put a new section on the article's talk page to prevent an overzealous patroller from reverting your edit, and put an edit summary on your edit saying "not in cited source--see talk". -Arch dude (talk) 20:48, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

pdf file used as reference[edit]

I have created the article Parlatoria blanchardi and have used a pdf file produced by "The Food and Environment Research Agency" as a source, #2 in the article. However, the citation template doesn't like the url I have used, stating "Check |url= value". Any help would be appreciated. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:39, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

http:///C:/Users/llwyn/AppData/Local/Temp/13223_12Appendix11ParlatoriablanchardiDatasheet.pdf is a url for a file on someone's local hard drive. |url= wants a url that is somewhere on the internet.
Trappist the monk (talk) 18:44, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth, that answers the technical question, where the PDF is is not the point. Has it been reliably published? If so then cite it using a template such as {{cite journal}}. If it's available on the Internet, then a URL is an aid to readers, but not an essential part of the citation. If it has not been published, then you may not cite it, as that would be original research. --ColinFine (talk) 19:11, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Well, yes it has been published, and I found it as the fourth result when searching for "Parlatoria blanchardi" with Google. It's a datasheet published by The Food and Environment Research Agency in the UK, but when I clicked on this result, my computer asked how I wanted to open it. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:20, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth, I assume you're referring to this .pdf? It doesn't seem Adobe Reader on my Chrome can open it so it automatically downloaded itself on my computer. In cases like these you can right-click the link while on the Google page and select "Copy link address" from the context menu that appears. 〞Tenryuu ? ( ? ? ? ) 19:31, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. I have done that and it seems to have worked after I removed the blacklisted first half. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:39, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Actually, where the PDF is is actually the point, but not all of it. A PDF only residing on someone's own private desktop hard drive is physically inaccessible from the Internet so it can hardly be used as a source. But I agree, a PDF needs to be reliably published anyway so it can be used as a source. So it needs to be both accessible and reliable. JIP | Talk 22:00, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Dr Malcolm Kendrick[edit]

Why has Dr Malcolm Kendrick been removed from Wikipedia? I have donated yearly to Wikipedia and am severely upset about his removal. Rick Ohlendorf UK 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:37, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

The article Malcolm Kendrick was deleted following this discussion. DuncanHill (talk) 21:43, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Additionally, donations don't determine content. RudolfRed (talk) 21:53, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
The donations go mostly to keep up the physical servers where the Wikipedia content is stored. None of the editors who do all the work in Wikipedia ever see a single cent of the donations. Nor should they - if they did, decisions to donate or not would be a way to influence Wikipedia content. JIP | Talk 22:03, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Old Egyptian navy[edit]

Hi I have a website for handmade models especially for old Egyptian ships, so using Wikipedia as a reference for informations and also copying paragraphs to my site would be very helpful My question is do I have the right to use your information or not. Regard Reda Soliman 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:04, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Yes, you may use the content on your website, if you provide attribution. See WP:REUSE for details. RudolfRed (talk) 22:46, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

October 25[edit]

Any templates or similar to set up reminders?[edit]

I've got an event on here that is to be addressed at a certain time in the future. Are there any useful templates/wikitext that can use the Alerts or Notices system to remind me to attend to said event when the time is right? 〞Tenryuu ? ( ? ? ? ) 04:30, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

IMO not, though if you want to make it with wikitext, you have to make it on a page that you are certinly looking at. user scripts are a bit more powerfull, though I dont remember seeing anything like that on enwiki. Victor Schmidt (talk) 08:28, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
Victor Schmidt, ah, that blows. Thanks for the answer. 〞Tenryuu ? ( ? ? ? ) 19:14, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Tenryuu: {{Update after}} will place the article in a child category of Category:Wikipedia articles in need of updating and (optionally) a specified category after the specified date. 〞[AlanM1 (talk)]〞 20:40, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
AlanM1, thanks for the heads up. Alas, this is for personal use and not for articles in particular. 〞Tenryuu ? ( ? ? ? ) 22:11, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Tenryuu: Maybe put the following on your user page or some place you'll see it regularly: {{#ifexpr:{{#time:Ymd}}<20201231|before|after}}, which will display before "after" on/after 2020-12-31 and "before" before then. Come to think of it, maybe someone has some reminder code that could be run from your common.js, which could display a banner on any page you view. I'd suggest searching/asking at WP:VPT. 〞[AlanM1 (talk)]〞 00:59, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
Of course, the wikicode version only gets updated when the page cache is refreshed, so unless there's something to cause that (like an edit or manually purging the page cache), it is not a great solution. 〞[AlanM1 (talk)]〞 03:52, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

How does one edit #[edit]

the double-dagger footnote in the info box near the top of COVID-19 pandemic? It should say &Infections* rather than &Suspected cases*. Humanengr (talk) 04:51, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

@Humanengr: This text is embedded in the code for {{Infobox outbreak}}, so could be changed there. However, that would affect not only the COVID-19 pandemic article but all articles using that infobox, so the change would need discussion first. It would be possible to change the template so that different articles could show different text at that point. -- John of Reading (talk) 09:00, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Self redirects in Template:Interlanguage link[edit]

How are we supposed to treat self redirects within the Interlanguage link template? For example, Minato Aqua is a redirect to Hololive Production, but the article contains {{ill|Minato Aqua|ja|丐仁丐}}, rendering as Minato Aqua [ja] instead of a red link. I don't see a way to surpress linking in the template documentation. Any ideas? ?Ganbaruby!??(Say hi!) 06:17, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi, Ganbaruby. Sounds like a feature request you could make at Template Talk:Interlanguage link. --ColinFine (talk) 11:55, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Can I filter recent changes by category?[edit]

Is it possible to filter list of recent changes by category? For example, let us say that some editor is active mainly in Category:Tennis. Then this user is more likely to be able to help with articles from that category - and it might be useful if they have access to recent changes to that particular category. --Kompik (talk) 10:14, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

The simple solution would be to use the related changes link on the left sidebar when viewing the category page. The more complex solution which shows changes to the articles and their talk pages would be to setup an article list, and monitor those pages by a scrolling window as per Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)/Archive_141#Recent_changes_for_WikiProjects. A number of Wikiprojects have such a page and a related window (eg. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Lighthouses#Recent_changes) ...Jokulhlaup (talk) 16:53, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks I did not notice the related changes link until you pointed it out. That seems like a great solution. (And, of course, if there is a Wikiproject which has the article list as you described, that helps a lot, too.) --Kompik (talk) 17:05, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation pages linking to other disambiguation pages[edit]

I'm trying to upgrade a disambiguation page (Karakul in particular), and it's linking to multiple other disambiguation pages in the disambiguation part. It doesn't really feel right to me, but I'm pretty new to Wikipedia, so I'm not really sure about whether that's something that should happen or not. --YellowSkarmory (talk) 12:39, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

It is allowed for disambiguation pages to link to other disambiguation pages when the meaning is to extend the disambiguation. For example, if there were several notable people with the surname Karakul, it would be allowed to link to Karakul (surname) from Karakul. But if there is some specific individual meaning of "Karakul" that you were trying to link to but accidentally linked to a disambiguation page instead, then that should be fixed. JIP | Talk 12:56, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Question about dots[edit]

Hey I was working on List of films based on actual events and noticed most lines don't end with a dot, but some do. Is there a standard for this and if so what is it? Aquatic Ambiance (talk) 13:08, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

I'm not aware of any policy, but other editors might know better. My own rule of thumb is that unless the line of text forms a complete sentence, no full point is necessary.--Shantavira|feed me 15:18, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Aquatic Ambiance: Our top-level guidance is to use editorial judgement instead of creating detailed guidelines. However, many of the guidelines within WP:MOS emphasize that consistency within an article is desirable. So, please use your editorial judgement to pick one or the other and then make them consistent. -Arch dude (talk) 15:46, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Aquatic Ambiance: Those points are not sentences themselves, they are not parts of a sentence, either, so neither dots nor any other terminating punctuation marks are necessary. But I'm not a native English speaker, so my opinion shouldn't weigh much. --CiaPan (talk) 16:46, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Aquatic Ambiance: Some of the film descriptions on that page (e.g., those for Edison, the Man and 5 Fingers) are, in fact, complete sentences and should therefore have a period at the end. Most, however, are not. MOS:LISTFORMAT says, among other things, "Use the same grammatical form for all items in a list 每 avoid mixing sentences and sentence fragments as items," so I think the best course of action would be to reformat the list so that all items are sentence fragments (as nearly parallel as possible grammatically), without any punctuation at the end of each. The descriptions should also be changed so that either a capital or a lowercase letter is used at the beginning of each. Deor (talk) 17:12, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Aquatic Ambiance: Proper English grammar governs in the absence of specific guidance. Sentences are terminate by periods while clauses (like list items and photo captions) are not. If an entry in a list of non-sentences is a sentence because it is otherwise awkward, punctuate it as a sentence.


I am extremely annoyed that you deleted my page it was educational and informative. Please put it back up. 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:23C4:222A:FD01:6C69:ECB:D04F:51C5 (talk) 15:17, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Please provide more detail, this thread is the only edit from the IP (anon account) used to post here. We cannot see what it is you need help with. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 15:22, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
You may wish to read Wikipedia:Why was the page I created deleted?, Wikipedia:So your article has been nominated for deletion, and/or Wikipedia:What to do if your article gets tagged for speedy deletion. Seagull123 17:03, 25 October 2020 (UTC)


Hey how to enable previews as the link to enable preview is not working pl help 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by 2405:201:4015:8047:21D8:1381:6025:58F4 (talk) 16:08, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

If the link does not work, you probbably can only wipe your broswer's data for to reset that. Victor Schmidt (talk) 16:27, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

External website[edit]

Wikipedia I have went to a website which I found on Wikipedia.... in the description on your website, you sent me to a website that's suppose to be a support forum... but when I got there asking for support, it's very clear that the website has been hijacked by a terrorist group of some sort, as nearly every member there starts cussing and belittling me, telling me I need to leave, all because I asked a support question.

Wikipedia can you remove this page or at least make sure people know that this website is not a safe website? You advertise it one way but when you get into the website, you get attacked because everything on your website giving info about this other website is WRONG as this comes off more like a terrorist group of sissies, rather than an enthusiast website.

mopedarmy is the page.

I will be continually contacting your team and your website until you change this, as you were the one that sent me there with bad info like it was a helpful group. 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1004:B092:32B5:14F2:835A:1EA3:C274 (talk) 16:12, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

  • Note: Moped Army is possibly the Wikipedia article concerned. There is an external link to the organisation's website. (Obviously Wikipedia is not responsible for its content). Eagleash (talk) 16:28, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
On a cursory inspection of the website and its forums, I can see nothing untoward. Could the OP please tell us which of the 5 forums he posted on, and what was the title and approximate date of his post? {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 〞Preceding undated comment added 18:31, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Hunter biden laptop[edit]

Why isn't there any information about the Joe Biden/Hunter Biden/Biden Family corruption scandal available on your site???

Are you intentionally covering up active news stories??? 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8801:2F80:2071:C9D5:3365:A6BE:1868 (talk) 19:02, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

What are you talking about? See Biden每Ukraine conspiracy theory. --Orange Mike | Talk 19:15, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
There's Biden每Ukraine conspiracy theory, but egad! It's missing from Donald Trump's lies. (Of course, if we tried to make a complete list, it might break the Interweb.) Clarityfiend (talk) 23:08, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
IP Conservapedia is always available so that you can remain blissfully ignorant. MarnetteD|Talk 23:14, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

October 26[edit]

Newbie, occasional edits: trying to understand edits query[edit]

Wikipedia/Anne Jeffries, I added a small addition to the first line of her BIO as the entry line was too short. I added she was most known for the female lead in the 1950's tv series, "Topper". I said it was a minor edit. Added description of the edit and hit PUBLISH. What I don't understand, is the edit did not show. Does it have to be approved by the Wiki board being the first line in the BIO? 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by BlackXacto (talk ? contribs) 03:26, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

@BlackXacto: you added it inside the {{short description}} template. You should have added it to the actual text of the lede. As an exersize, please revert you edit and then add it back in the correct place. This is a little bigger than a "minor" edit. I will check back later and fix it up if you don't succeed. -Arch dude (talk) 03:34, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. John R 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by BlackXacto (talk ? contribs) 06:02, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Sir, I did not see where you are talking about adding the short text. 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by BlackXacto (talk ? contribs) 06:22, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

It isn't a big deal. I'm new to this. no problem if its just left out.

 Preceding unsigned comment added by BlackXacto (talk ? contribs) 06:24, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

@BlackXacto: Click 'edit source' at the top of the article. You will then see a template 'short description' at the very top of the source; (this does not display on the rendered page). Remove your text from there and place it in the lead as suggested by Arch Dude. (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 06:52, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for responding. I see "edit this page" (in Catalina), is that what I click first? Once I click it, the only place I see to add copy is within the double brackets at the top of the edit page. But you keep telling me "lead". What is the lead, but where I placed the text the first time? But it doesn't show up there. What is this "lead" you keep referring?BlackXacto (talk) 09:40, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

The "lede" or "lead section" is the summary introduction section with which many wikipedia articles start, if they're long enough - see MOS:LEAD. Mikenorton (talk) 09:53, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Referencing a birth records search[edit]

Is there any guidance on how to reference a birth records search that doesn't have a permanent url? Hack (talk) 03:46, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Hack, is it not possible to create an archived version of the link that would lead to the source? 〞Tenryuu ? ( ? ? ? ) 05:12, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Username and Edit source issues on my account[edit]

hello, i have recently updated a broken link with a new link through updating the same content it existed before with better quality. Its been removed in wikipage after some hours once i published. I am troubleshooting the issue but still didn't found it. Kindly help me for the same i am doubting that my username has some issue or might be i done some mistake while editing in Edit source of page. my username : loomled the link i have edited is shown below:- /wiki/Light_tube where i replaced this [ Wayback Archive of ; "Sunlight in a tube", World Science, 2005] with please guide me for the same best regards 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by LoomLed (talk ? contribs) 06:14, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

@LoomLed: Your edit was partially reverted, restoring the wayback archive link (which worked) but leaving out the broken link. 〞teb728 t c 07:46, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
@LoomLed: Perhaps part of the reason you were reverted was that in view of your username the other user felt you were WP:linkspaming to 〞teb728 t c 08:00, 26 October 2020 (UTC)


How do I delete my work 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by KESHA69 (talk ? contribs) 09:47, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

How to add interlanguage links with a mobile phone[edit]

I've read the article about adding interlanguage links in articles (Help:Interlanguage links), and it says that to do that I have to click the "edit links" button on the side bar Languages section. But I'm using a mobile browser and there's no "edit links" button. There is no side bar. The mobile version only has a button that's supposed to lead you to the page where you can choose which foreign language of that article you'd like to go to, but on a mobile browser that button is just paled and when tapped only shows "this article is not available in other languages". What did I miss? Colathewikian (talk) 09:52, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Editing of article's title[edit]

Dear Help desk team,

I need help with changing the title of the following site: /wiki/ECl@ss The notation has been changed as of October 1st, 2020. The notation now is - ECLASS. I tried changing the title but I was unable to, so that's why I wanted to ask for your help. Unfortunately I can only make changes to the text of this article. Can you please also change the spelling in the URL into ECLASS instead of ECl@ss. Thank you in advance! 〞 Preceding unsigned comment added by Mina998 (talk ? contribs) 10:17, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Saved reading Lists on Browser?[edit]

Using Wikipedia on several devices

Galaxy Pad, Galaxy Phone - which both have reading lists & ability to add to them

Can't see how you access the lists (if you can) via the web browser - Chrome on Chromebook

Thetiesthatbind (talk) 10:29, 26 October 2020 (UTC)