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    February 24[edit]

    Writing an article[edit]

    I am trying to write an article, it keeps getting declined due to lack of sources. The World Bushido Federation has its website and Facebook page at the moment.I either need someone to write it or to understand right now there's only 2 sources and approve it. Stingray3000 (talk) 03:45, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Stingray3000: a subject must be notable by our definition before it can have an article. see WP:NCORP. If those are the only two sources, then the World Bushido Federation is not notable by our definition and therefore cannot have an article. -Arch dude (talk) 05:43, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you Stingray3000 (talk) 21:39, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Or to put it another way: Wikipedia is not interested in what the subject of an article says or wants to say about themselves, or what their associates say about them. Wikipedia is only interested in what people who have no connection with the subject, and who have not been prompted or fed information on behalf of the subject, have chosen to publish about the subject in reliable sources. ColinFine (talk) 12:12, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you Stingray3000 (talk) 21:39, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Protected template problem[edit]

    Hi I am a director of the Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Foundation. I visited our page and realised it was hopelessly out of date. Many government departments, organisations and external links and other things had disappeared. Images were incorrect. I have no idea who set the page up about a decade ago. However, they set up a citation template that is protected and I cannot fix citations etc.

    Is there any way I can become editor of this page so that we can correct all the issues that occur within templates?

    Thanks and regards Geoff Brooks Deputy Chair/Treasurer Western Port Biosphere Foundation BrooksieG (talk) 05:38, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

     Courtesy link: Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve
    Hi, @BrooksieG, the changes that you made to the article were inappropriate in several ways: they were overly promotional and were not supported by reliable sources. Generally Wikipedia is not interested in what an organization wants to say about itself, but only in what unaffiliated reliable sources have published about it. Please see the message that I left on your talk page for information on what you should do. CodeTalker (talk) 06:00, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @BrooksieG: Please see also our FAQ for article subjects. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:31, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Can you please give me Dame Carolyn McCall’s email address?[edit]

    I have been trying to contact Dame Carolyn McCall’s email address at CEO at ITV, White City, London W? Can you help me please? 81.100.147.100 (talk) 08:55, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    This Help Desk is for questions relating to using and/or editing Wikipedia only. We aren't a directory, and don't have such information. AndyTheGrump (talk) 09:10, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You could use Wikipedia:Reference desk to ask a more general question, like "How do I find the email of a UK company CEO?", in which case you would probably be advised to use a website like https://www.ceoemail.com/ - but as stated above, this isn't the place to ask. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:15, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Userpage Protection[edit]

    Can you protect your userpage without a WP:VAND? MAL MALDIVE (talk) 09:34, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Is there something in the page you linked to in your section header that is not clear to you? ColinFine (talk) 12:16, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    no MAL MALDIVE (talk) 12:31, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    MAL MALDIVE, administrators will not pre-emptively protect any page without evidence of current disruption. Cullen328 (talk) 20:46, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Citing clippings of a multi-page article at Newspapers.com[edit]

    I understand they haven't pursued the option to link multiple clippings, so what's the consensus here on how to do it that is least confusing for readers? And thank you so much for being the angels you are! Oona Wikiwalker (talk) 09:36, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hello, Oona Wikiwalker. Your question lacks sufficient context for me to be highly confident in my answer, but here goes: If a newspaper published an article about a topic, and the article was published on pages 17 to 19, then include 17-19 in the page number field. It makes no difference whatsoever whether you found the the article at Newspapers.com or in a stack of old newspapers that your grandmother saved. It is all the same. Provide complete bibliographic details and then move on. Cullen328 (talk) 10:25, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The bit that Cullen328 has not spelt out to you, Oona, is that for most citations, a link is not an essential part of the citation, but a convenience added for a reader. The important bit is the bibliographic information (author, title, date, publication, page etc) that will allow a reader to a) estimate the likely value of consulting the source, and b) obtain the source, whether by picking a link, by ordering a copy from a major library, or anything in between, ColinFine (talk) 12:23, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hi Oona Wikiwalker. There's some good advice about citing multi page clippings at WP:NEWSPAPERS.COM#Citations across multiple pages/clippings Firefangledfeathers (talk / contribs) 12:39, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you so much for that link! I knew there must be a solution like that, but the help pages confuse me so much and send me off to yet another wall of text that my mind freezes up. Oona Wikiwalker (talk) 06:30, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Odd capitalisation in infobox[edit]

    In Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, infectious diseases is capitalised in the infobox, but not in the source text. Anybody know how to ensure it's written normally? —Femke 🐦 (talk) 16:49, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    This appears to be a bug in Module:String2 ucfirst() particularly at line 25 (permalink) where the mw.ustring.find() finds the piped link [[infectious disease (medical specialty)|infectious disease]] the label of which it then capitalizes. I guess I would have expected that function to capitalize the 'r' in Rheumatology (had it not already been capitalized). If I down-case the 'R' in Rheumatology the bug skips over that and still capitalizes the 'infectious disease' link label:
    {{#invoke:String2 |ucfirst | [[rheumatology]], [[rehabilitation medicine]], [[endocrinology]], [[infectious disease (medical specialty)|infectious disease]], [[neurology]], [[immunology]], [[internal medicine]], [[paediatrics]], other specialists in ME/CFS}}
    rheumatology, rehabilitation medicine, endocrinology, Infectious disease, neurology, immunology, internal medicine, paediatrics, other specialists in ME/CFS
    I'll give some thought to fixing this.
    Trappist the monk (talk) 18:14, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks for looking into it, that's very kind :) —Femke 🐦 (talk) 18:26, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Fixed in Module:String2/sandbox I think. I have solicited comment at Module talk:String2#ucfirst().
    Trappist the monk (talk) 00:06, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    infobox categories[edit]

    i'm working on a draft for a multimedia project and i'm trying to find an infobox for it. however i have 0 idea which one to use. the project itself is only music videos, audio drama, and occasional supplementary comics or questions, but i cant use the anime, manga, or musician boxes with it. are there any suggestions for boxes that would have potential for more detail but wouldnt be specific, or would i just have to code my own? -Astral~(he/him/his) 18:01, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @AstralAlley: Take a look at {{Infobox artwork}}. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:05, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    this should work (hopefully). i'll try it, but it's definitely better than what i have now, thanks :3 -Astral~(he/him/his) 20:53, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    editing my husband's bio[edit]

    I want to add my maiden name to my husband's bio on Wikipedia. 100.40.125.36 (talk) 19:33, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Add a note to the article's talk page along with the template {{Edit COI}} and an editor can help you with this conflict-of-interest edit. RudolfRed (talk) 19:47, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Also see Wikipedia:Notability (people) 20 upper (talk) 19:57, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @20 upper: Why is that relevant? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:03, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Just for context, in case her "husband" isn't notable. 20 upper (talk) 20:13, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    20 upper, it is not appropriate to use scare quotes around husband. Cullen328 (talk) 20:41, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Cullen328: I apologize; I only intended to quote the IP's statement. 20 upper (talk) 21:04, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Please also see our FAQ for article subjects (and their kin). Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:03, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Lead sentence of biography[edit]

    Hi! I'm currently editing the biography of a living person who's best known by a pseudonym. I've come to the conclusion that I can't include their last name under WP:BLPPRIVACY (as I'm doubtful that it's been widely published); however, as they have stated what their first name is in an interview, I believe that this is alright to include.

    I was wondering what the best way to word the opening sentence would be in this situation. I've checked MOS:BIO, and from what I can see, it would normally take the form of something like [firstname] [lastname], better known as [pseudonym]...; however, I can't see any guidance on what to do if only the first name is known/can be included - and [firstname], better known as [pseudonym] seems...weird, as (for one reason) it almost implies that the person doesn't have a last name. Is it better to just simply remove the legal name entirely from the lead sentence in this scenario? (Is there a part of the MOS that addresses this situation that I've missed?)

    Any guidance on what best to do in this situation is appreciated :) All the best, ‍—‍a smart kitten[meow] 20:36, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Do you refer to Fanum (streamer)? Their surname is already in the article. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:54, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yep, but I don't believe it's been widely published enough to meet the WP:BLPPRIVACY threshold (and the only cited source that includes the surname is dubious as an RS), so I'm planning to remove it - but I don't know how best to reword that part of the lead sentence. All the best, ‍—‍a smart kitten[meow] 20:56, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Just looking through Category:American YouTubers for example, there seems to be some precedent for [firstname], better known as [pseudonym]: Technoblade, mxmtoon, QTCinderella, Jerma985, Dream (YouTuber). Rummskartoffel 14:41, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Rummskartoffel Thank you! I hadn't thought of looking through there :) All the best, ‍—‍a smart kitten[meow] 23:13, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    ECR[edit]

    Can someone with a better temper than me explain WP:NPOV and WP:ECR (not to mention WP:PA) to a new editor here? Thanks, 🌺 Cremastra (talk) 22:33, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thanks, @Cullen328 and @ScottishFinnishRadish 🌺 Cremastra (talk) 22:56, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Resolved
     – User is blocked. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:53, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Ref number 67 is in red and I cannot fix it. Please repair the damage if you are able and thank you. 2001:4479:6B02:4B00:2021:FBDF:7BAD:6F8F (talk) 22:51, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

     Fixed, thanks for pointing that out. The date was listed as "20023" instead of "2023" which understandably caused an error. 🌺 Cremastra (talk) 22:58, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Page issue[edit]

    There are two recently created pages called Miley hai tum humko and Miley ho tum humko. The titles are almost the same, and the text is the exact same. I am unsure what to do here, as this is clearly a problem. 8UB3RG1N3 (talk) 23:23, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hello, 8UB3RG1N3. The first has been tagged for speedy deletion and the second has been draftified. Cullen328 (talk) 02:26, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    February 25[edit]

    Review of blocked sockpuppet articles[edit]

    Recently 13Joker13 and လူကောင်း were blocked for being sockpuppet accounts. The full case can be found here but basically there are some real WP:CIR issues with this user. The following articles have been created.

    Given the CIR issues, I wonder do we need to do a review of articles to see if they can be kept or at least draftified first. For example Ulf Löfgren is almost a direct copy paste of google translate from the Swedish wikipedia page.

    Is there a page we can place this request on?

    - Imcdc Contact 05:41, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    App[edit]

    i want to know about this app 41.113.158.84 (talk) 07:22, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Which app? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:48, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Are you perhaps looking for Wikipedia's mobile apps? Shantavira|feed me 11:15, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please repair references number 8 and 10. I cannot do this successfully. Thank you 175.38.37.197 (talk) 10:46, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

     Done You needed to supply a journal= parameter, and then since that had been used as the title to find a proper title for the piece. I've also removed the duplication, 8 and 10 referred to the same article. Martin of Sheffield (talk) 10:57, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    How to display talk pages as web pages in mobile view?[edit]

    In mobile view, is there any way to display talk pages as web pages the way the "view as web page" button used to do?

    (Explanation, FWIW: Currently, talk pages by default appear in mobile browsers in a simplified form that shows only discussion threads and omits userboxes, templates, archive links et cetera. Although there is now a clickable "Learn more about this page" button that displays the omitted material, it shows only that material, without the discussion threads. I want to see the full page in mobile view without having to switch to desktop view.)

    Thanks and happy editing -- Middle 8 privacy(s)talk 11:45, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Middle 8, that button seems to have been removed in T280417. Maybe Matma Rex, the developer who made this change, knows about a workaround. Rummskartoffel 14:56, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Middle 8 Sorry, there isn't really a convenient workaround. I hope this isn't too much of an inconvenience for you. The feature was almost entirely unused and required us to maintain two separate sets of styles.
    There is an inconvenient workaround though – if you add ?dtenable=0 to a page URL, you can view it with all discussion features disabled, for example https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Doctor_Who?dtenable=0. Note that this is only a debugging tool intended for developers, and so we can't promise that it will display things correctly (we no longer test this), or continue working at all. Matma Rex talk 17:08, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @ Matma Rex - Thank you for your thoughtful reply! No, it's no great inconvenience. BTW, I tried the provisional workaround with ?dtenable=0 on my usertalk and was able to create a new section [1], FWIW. --Middle 8 privacy(s)talk 17:34, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    The WP:Contact us does not have the Next button.[edit]

    As like as most pages for Wikipedia, there is a button called 'Previous' and 'Next'. Would you mind taking some time adding the blue button? 2001:EE0:4BC7:6D80:DC97:2FF6:583C:A2A0 (talk) 13:11, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I think a reason behind that choice was because there is no specific order to view them in. Different tabs are meant for different users. Sungodtemple (talkcontribs) 14:39, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Most pages in Wikipedia do not have "Next" or "Previous" buttons, because they would make no sense. ColinFine (talk) 15:40, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Edit notice when editing article Star Control[edit]

    When editing the article Star Control, I see a note saying:

    There are suggestions on this article's talk page for references that may be useful when improving this article in the future. (See the talk page section that begins "The following ...".)

    There is no such section. Talk:Star Control is empty of discussion and its only archive Talk:Star Control/Archives/2023/December only has sections that begin with "The following" in the RFC and DYK sections.

    What is this note about and if it's wrong, how do I get to edit or delete it? JIP | Talk 16:43, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    The note is referring to the banner on the talk page right below the WikiProjects. There are two links, one to an interview on Youtube and another to an Ars Technica article. It doesn't refer to any particular topic of discussion. That template could probably be improved by stating that it's pointing to a banner - stating "talk page section" is misleading Reconrabbit 16:59, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The text is from {{Refideas editnotice}} where Jonesey95 wrote: '(See the talk page section that begins "The following ...".)'.[2] {{Refideas}} makes a box and is used at top of the page, not in a section. I suggest 'See the box that begins ...'. The previous sentence says "Talk page" and links the talk page so I don't think "talk page" has to be repeated. The link goes to Talk:Star Control#refideas-anchor which would normally place the box at top when you click it but the page is so short that most users will be placed higher up because the browser doesn't have room to scroll down. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:37, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks for the ping. I have updated the text to refer to a "box" rather than a "section". – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:06, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Can’t access a Teahouse reply I was writing[edit]

    I was writing a reply to someone who in turn had replied to a question I’d raised there, when suddenly I ended up outside the Teahouse. I don’t know what happened. When I came back to the Teahouse, a system message told me my changes (which were original words I’d been typing, not changes as such) had been saved.


    That sounded nice but after multiple tries, I can’t get back into that thread (titled ”Any way to download Wikipedia pages?”). I can get into the Teahouse itself, just not that message. Augnablik (talk) 19:03, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Augnablik are you looking for Wikipedia:Teahouse#Any way to download Wiki pages directly? TSventon (talk) 19:14, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes, sorry, that one. Augnablik (talk) 19:26, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    A related issue: until the problem I wrote about is fixed — probably by completing the reply I’d begun to an earlier replies my original message — apparently I can’t reply to ANY Teahouse messages.
    But I don’t see the message I had started, so how can I complete it? 😕 Augnablik (talk) 02:59, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You could try disabling and enabling the reply-tool in preferences here: Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing-discussion. TSventon (talk) 04:44, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Tibet Autonomous Region[edit]

    MarvelousPeach boldly moved page Tibet Autonomous Region to Xizang Autonomous Region and edited the article to reflect its new primary name. I think that probably requires discussion about whether it's the WP:COMMONNAME. I don't have the competence to undo the move before discussing, can someone else oblige, please? Bazza 7 (talk) 20:09, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

     Done. Maproom (talk) 21:22, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    1990 Pontiac Excitement 400 NASCAR Race[edit]

    You don't mention that it was the coldest race in NASCAR history with a temperature of 5°F ! 2600:1005:A021:94CB:8139:B5AC:8621:4558 (talk) 23:10, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    You can always add that, supported by a reliable source. However, such facts might be considered trivia which is not allowed. Sungodtemple (talkcontribs) 00:54, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The source in references 3 & 4, a newspaper report of the race, makes the point that it was very cold, so that alone is probably worth mentioning. But the report doesn't say that it was the coldest race in NASCAR history up to that point, and of course doesn't apply to post-1990 NASCAR history; we would certainly need a reliable source stating this supposed record. {The poster formerly known as 87.81.230.195} 176.24.45.226 (talk) 01:05, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    February 26[edit]

    changing user name and creating a page[edit]

    Hi, I hope you can help me. I spent months last year trying to set up a page for a new vaccine technology but for some reason it was blocked. I then changed my username, as it was recommended and I got a message just now, that because my username was associated with the company, it was blocked. It was odd as the username I chose today and confirmed was not the one that opened up on the page - I put Lauramurf1 and Lauramurfe arrived and was subsequently blocked. I am not sure what to do.

    When I was going through the process last year, I also edited 11 articles as part of the process (in the original account/username) before attempting to set up a page. I feel totally stuck and do not understand what I need to do to progress with sharing the technology and clinical trial progress of this innovation for all to read on Wikipedia.

    Any help, support (not in technical language!) would be hugely appreciated.

    Thank you :) Lauramurfe (talk) 08:53, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Wikipedia is NOT a venue for "sharing the technology and clinical trial progress of this innovation" You merely copied and pasted content from their website and this was speedy deleted as "unambiguous copyright infringement of https://stablepharma.com/about/" Theroadislong (talk) 09:00, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you for replying - I really appreciate that. Can you guide me as to the best way of setting up a page - I have read everything, altered the text, kept it to two sentances, only used content created by external references, not our created material. Some of the guidelines are difficult to clearly understand - is there a way to get instruction online?
    Also are you able to understand why when I set up my username as Lauramurf1 it changed to Lauramurfe? Lauramurfe (talk) 10:42, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Two sentences are extremely unlikely to be sufficient to demonstrate notability. Instead of thinking of this as "setting up a page" for your company's work, think of it as writing an article about it. If you have independent reliable sources that discuss this process, that's what we are looking for, not what they company says about it. I fear you are too close to your company to be able to dispassionately write about this; articles are typically written by independent editors wholly unconnected with the topic. 331dot (talk) 10:54, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    In the process of being closed[edit]

    The National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism (INADI in Spanish) has been closed some days ago. But the process is not automatic, and it will take some time to complete it. So, technically, it still exists. Should the article describe it in present ("The INADI is") or past tense ("The INADI was")? Cambalachero (talk) 13:46, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Why not wait until "some time" has passed. We are not a news service that needs to update hourly. Martin of Sheffield (talk) 14:45, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Contentious topic scope procedure[edit]

    Hello! There’s an article that has been marked with the ARBPIA template. I disagree that the article falls within the scope of the Arab-Israeli conflict. How can I contest or ask questions about this? Is there a record of the article’s designation as falling under ARBPIA, besides the edit diff where the template was put on the talk page? Thanks! Zanahary (talk) 15:24, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Zanahary: If you refer to Self-immolation of Aaron Bushnell, whose talk page you recently edited, it's well-within scope. But if you disagree, use the talk page of the article concerned. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:09, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks! Yes, it’s a different article, Bushnell is certainly within scope. Zanahary (talk) 21:09, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Could you help me?[edit]

    guys, how's it going?

    I want to publish this article, but I don't know how to do it. https://en.chped.com/wiki/User:Marcelosca/sandbox

    Could you help me?

    Thanks! Marcelosca (talk) 15:52, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    There is a button on that webpage that says "Submit your draft for review!". I think you should submit it for review. However, I will let other users/editors chime in on this. I'm still new to editing so that is just my opinion. Soafy234 (talk) 16:13, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    thank you! I think I sent it, but now I don't know =/ Marcelosca (talk) 16:17, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Marcelosca there is a blue button at the top of the draft marked submit for review. However, many of your supposed refs are his own papers, which are not independent verifiable sources. You must replace those with independent third party sources. His publications can be listed in a section so headed without any references for them Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:24, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    and interviews with him or other liely self-written pages are also unsuitable Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:30, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If you sent it, it should appear in here I think: Category:AfC submissions by date/26 February 2024. I'm not sure what you titled it. Soafy234 (talk) 16:26, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Or it may appear here - Category:Pending AfC submissions Soafy234 (talk) 16:32, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The draft is not badly written, but it reads too much like a résumé, which is a common problem. The sourcing needs to be secondary, and you should read WP:BOSS if you have been asked to write this.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 17:01, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It doesn't read like any résumé I've ever seen. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:10, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I am wondering[edit]

    I am wondering how do i go ahead and make edits. I know my account has to be atleast a month old with over 500 edits but i am wondering where i can start to gain trust in the wikipedia site. I think my knowledge could help topics that aret mainly talked about or maybe summaries of tv shows or movies. And i think because that would include spoilers i say that is someone is trying to research about a movie/show we could add text saying spoilers ahead incase thay havent seen the show/movie. Kobe5232 (talk) 16:25, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    The 30/500 rule is only to be able to edit extended confirmed-limited articles, not editing in general. There is also a four day/10 edit rule, but you can edit most articles now. 331dot (talk) 16:33, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Wikipedia does not provide spoiler warnings, see WP:SPOILER. 331dot (talk) 16:33, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Regarding writing about TV shows etc, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Writing about fiction, and the MOS:PLOT section in particular. Writing a concise plot summary is quite an art, and probably not something I'd recommend for a beginner - its too easy to end up with something far too long, and filled with trivia, if you aren't very disciplined. AndyTheGrump (talk) 16:41, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hello, Kobe5232. As others have said, the restrictions are only in certain places - editing in contentious areas, or creating new articles. Elseswhere, anybody can edit, even peope who haven't created an account.
    It is likely that some of your early edits will get reverted, because you won't yet have learnt about some relevant policies. Please don't get disheartened by this: we all needed to learn how things work. Please have a look at WP:BRD for how this dynamic is built into Wikipedia.
    A general guideline which will help is that Wikipedia isn't interested in what you know (or what I know, or what any random person on the internet knows): it's only interested in information that is documented in a reliable published source. If you want to add some infoermation, then find a source (and cite it) or don't add it. (Plot summaries are a partial exception to this, as the work itself is regarded as the source; but as Andy says, this is not always as easy as it looks, and you need to be very careful to add only a factual description of the plot, not anything that is your own opinion or interpretation of something in the plot).
    Happy editing! ColinFine (talk) 17:56, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Ok thank you guys i just have a close friend who does work in wikipedia and since i am kind of a tv freak they suggested that i should maybe sign and gain trust in the community to maybe share my knowledge but i get how it cannot be my own opinion and actual facts but thank everyone for replying to me i thank you very much. Kobe5232 (talk) 18:10, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Procect a page; Ariyan Mehedi[edit]

    Sock, blocked

    Ariyan Mehedi is 100% eligible for Wikipedia page, but a user created “G11 Promotional article” but it’s not like that. He is is Orgininal and Authentic Bangladeshi music artist. Don’t delete it

    this page approved by @Wikishovel

    He is is Orgininal and Authentic Bangladeshi music artist. Don’t delalet it (please protect it)

    This person also available on VIAF : https://viaf.org/viaf/23167440891088532257/Ahhabib24 (talk) 20:13, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I already told you when you asked at my user talk page: I haven't "approved" anything. Please stop trying to involve me with this. Wikishovel (talk) 20:38, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks this page has been editted by Authority control admin panel, thanks for moving this page.... Ahhabib24 (talk) 21:15, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I added an {{Authority control}} template, that's all. It has nothing to do with "admin". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:20, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    At the moment the article is not up for deletion, so it's not clear what you are asking. But notice that being original and authentic have absolutely nothing to do with establishing notability in Wikipedia's sense. ColinFine (talk) 21:10, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I've just noticed the header: apparently you are asking that the article be protected. Articles are not protected unless there has been significant vandalism or edit warring, neither of which is the case: see the protection policy ColinFine (talk) 21:12, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    One more comment: "rose to mainstream" and "became widely popular" are promotional. See Peacock. ColinFine (talk) 21:20, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    can I use limelight? Ahhabib24 (talk) 21:34, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Getting an article uploaded for my boss.[edit]

    My boss is not patient and wants this page up by Wednesday. I thought I already made an account like a month prior but it did not recognize my account so I had to make a new one. Please help me be able to upload this page. Harrisonbevis112 (talk) 22:06, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hi @Harrisonbevis112.
    Please carefully read WP:BOSS, and perhaps show it to your boss too.
    As it stands I have requested your user page be speedily deleted as it is an inappropriate use of your user page. A user page is not an article page. However if you were to try and submit that text of your boss as an article it would be speedily deleted as being blatant promotion and you will likely find your account being blocked.
    Please understand any kind of promotion is prohibited on Wikipedia. We only have articles of people who meet our special category of notability. There is zero indication that your boss Shane Quick meets this criteria - he therefore does not merit a Wikipedia article at this time.
    Let me know if you have any questions, Qcne (talk) 22:16, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It is not an article really it is more of a bio. I did not know the proper way to explain it at first please do not get my account deleted this is not for promotion of anything and is a bio. If my information were to get read, nothing is being promoted. Harrisonbevis112 (talk) 23:58, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You must make the Terms of Use required paid editing disclosure. Instructions have been provided on your user talk page.
    Wikipedia is composed of articles, articles that summarize what independent reliable sources say about a topic, showing how it meets the special Wikipedia definition of notability, like a notable person. What you are doing- just telling the world about your boss- is considered promotion here. If you just want to tell about him, that's what social media is for. 331dot (talk) 00:08, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Please read WP:BOSS and have them read it too. Wikipedia is not concerned with any deadlines you are under.
    It appears you edited your user page, which is not article space. New accounts cannot direcly create articles, and need to create a draft via the Article Wizard. You will first need to make the terms of use required paid editing disclosure and read conflict of interest. 331dot (talk) 22:17, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hi, as others have said please read WP:BOSS (and ideally your boss too) and WP:PAID and WP:COI.
    If you still want to publish the article in your sandbox, there's a button marked "Submit your draft for review!" at the bottom of your sandbox. However, in it's current state it would be rejected. All articles need to be written in an neutral encyclopedic tone and external links should not usually be in the main body of the text. But even if those were remedied, articles need to be able to show notability, especially the notability guide for people which can be shown with multiple in-depth reliable secondary sources. Those are sources which have no connection to the article's subject and cover the subject in-detail, not just a passing mention, and not interviews or social media. Shaws username . talk . 00:03, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    February 27[edit]