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October 15Edit

Animal GAsEdit

I recently promoted the article Kererū to GA status. Where should we put animal-related GAs on the GA main page – I don't see a category that applies to them? Mover of molehills (talk) 01:58, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Under Did You Know, like any other newly GA article, right? Or am I misunderstanding the question? RudolfRed (talk) 02:07, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Mover of molehills: The natural sciences page has a section for organisms, with a subsection for birds, which I believe would be most appropriate. Thanks for reviewing and helping promote that article! Isabelle 🔔 03:09, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Is there a tool or bot that creates references named "auto"?Edit

At Saudi Arabia there are several errors showing in the reference section, such as " Cite error: The named reference auto was invoked but never defined (see the help page)." The names are auto, auto1, auto2, auto3, and auto4. Is there some tool or bot that creates references with names like this? It seems unlikely to me that a human editor would choose names like this. RudolfRed (talk) 02:16, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

I think that you can answer this question by studying the history of the article. Ruslik_Zero 05:16, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@RudolfRed: as far as I am aware, refill uses these names if it encounters multiple refs to the same url. Victor Schmidt mobil (talk) 05:24, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@RudolfRed: Using WikiBlame, I confirmed that they were added by reFill in this edit. GoingBatty (talk) 18:11, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Thanks, all, for the answers and explanation. RudolfRed (talk) 18:25, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Need GuidanceEdit

Hi,

I hope you are fine and doing well God Bless You. Recently I just add iCrowdNewswire in the following post/article https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=List_of_press_release_agencies of Wikipedia. But without notifying me any issue some authors delete my content which is totally according to the already added companies. Please guide me about that.

Thanks & Regards,

Joe Smith — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jsmith iCN (talkcontribs) 10:13, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Jsmith iCN From your username, I gather you are an employee of this company; please review conflict of interest and paid editing for information on required formal disclosures you must make. Regarding your question, the article you edited is not meant as a list of every such company in existence, but a list of those with Wikipedia articles. To merit an article, your company must receive significant coverage in independent reliable sources that have chosen on their own to write about it, showing how it meets the special Wikipedia definition of a notable company. As you have a conflict of interest, you should not write such article yourself. 331dot (talk) 10:17, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

The definition of the word hobo.Edit

Can you please fix the definition of the word hobo. The definition that you have up is actually referring to tramps not Hobo's. A tramp is someone who travels for work. A hobo is someone who travels by freight train to migratory work. You are not considered a hobo unless you ride freight trains.

I lived this lifestyle for over a decade. I traveled as a tramp and as a hobo. Your current definition is offensive to both tramps and Hobo's. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.136.39.178 (talk) 11:09, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Please address any concerns with that article to its talk page, Talk:Hobo, along with any independent reliable sources to support what you say. Unfortunately, we cannot just take your word for it, no matter how accurate what you say is. 331dot (talk) 11:10, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
You are correct about the definition (not so sure about the freight train part). The sources and the quote in the Etymology section contradict the first sentence. I'll get around to it later. Clarityfiend (talk) 13:10, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

chemistryEdit

what is the pH value 3mole/dm³ of HX which is only 5% dissociation — Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.89.129.11 (talk) 12:09, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

This page is for asking questions related to using or editing Wikipedia, this is not a general question asking forum. You could try the Reference Desk. 331dot (talk) 12:10, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
... and we don't assist with school homework on the reference desk, although we are happy to point out articles like acidity. Mike Turnbull (talk) 17:05, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Page reviewEdit

  FYI
 – Added section header. Wikignome Wintergreentalk 13:21, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Hello, Can you please review the page I have created. I have added 3 new citations to 3 trustworthy sites and I want to see if that will be enough to meet the requirements for notabilty. https://en-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/Draft:George_Cervantes

Thank you in advance, Marco — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcorubiocali (talkcontribs) 12:53, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

No, in its current form the draft does not meet Wikipedia's requirements.. Your citations need to be provided as footnotes to show which parts of the text they support. You have been given links in the past to WP:Referencing for beginners, and you need to read that, and it would be wise for you to read the other useful links which you have been provided (on the draft and on your user talk page). You have also merely provided bare URLs, so you need to expand them. --David Biddulph (talk) 13:31, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Thank you for taking time to epxlain everything in detail. I will go ahead and do everything you said. Thank you. --Marcorubiocali (talk) 17:46, 15 October 2021 (UTC) I have made the chances you requested. Can you please see if that meets the requirements. Thank you for guiding me in the right direction and giving me the full details of what I had to do in order to get the page up and running. Thank you again! https://en-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/Draft:George_Cervantes --Marcorubiocali (talk) 18:06, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@Marcorubiocali: I fixed the references for you, did some copyediting per WP:SURNAME, and tagged the last two sentences as needing references. If the draft currently contains the best independent reliable sources you can find, I agree that he is not sufficiently notable for inclusion in Wikipedia. GoingBatty (talk) 18:22, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Thank you so much for helping out. I will try to look for more trustworthy sources that I can use for the page. --Marcorubiocali (talk) 18:27, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Rejecting ReJewsEdit

A page I was formatting was deleted after a disagreement on a different edit on something unrelated. This was an attack against me. totally legitimate. please restore. UN featured ReJews https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnership/?p=11308

JPost featured founder https://www.jpost.com/enviro-tech/jlem-old-city-students-help-solve-recycling-issues

Obama White House featured ReJews https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2015/12/09/menorah-hanukkah-reception

Jewish Chronicle https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/rejews-environmental-action-aimed-at-helping-community/ HenryMaxG (talk) 13:40, 15 October 2021 (UTC) HenryMaxG[]

  Courtesy link: Draft:ReJews, deleted as |G11 by Athaenara. The unrelated edit seems to be this one or this one. Victor Schmidt (talk) 15:31, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

“Mormanism” and “Mormans” is a misnomerEdit

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the correct name of the church. And we ask that we might no longer be referred to as “Morman’s.” It was a name given to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by non-allies when the church was first forming. For more information please visit https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/mormon-is-out-church-releases-statement-on-how-to-refer-to-the-organization?lang=eng . Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2603:90D8:63E:DFD9:E541:7669:A88F:D221 (talk) 14:15, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Morman was a Breton chieftain, and nothing to do with your church. It would indeed be incorrect to use the word to describe your church. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:24, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I think that the complaint is about the use of the term Mormon but since the IP user can't spell that correctly and it is a WP:COMMON name for one strand of that church, perhaps no action is needed, David Biddulph. Mike Turnbull (talk) 16:59, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Hi there! When you have a concern about a particular Wikipedia article, the best place to discuss it is at the article's talk page (e.g. Talk:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Thanks for your desire to improve Wikipedia, and happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 18:25, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Just FYI for everyone, this church is attempting a "rebranding" and insisting that nobody call them Mormons anymore. When reliable sources comply with that request, Wikipedia will as well. So far, it's not really happening. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:19, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
    • Yes, the fact of the matter is that this church itself used the term "Mormon" quite extensively until 2018. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir had worldwide fame for decades, and the church ran a multimedia campaign for years called I'm a Mormon where various celebrities extolled the virtues of being a Mormon. These are only two of countless examples. All that changed abruptly in 2018 when the 94 year old leader of the church changed his mind and suddenly rejected the word "Mormon". He then ordered all of his followers to abandon a word that many of them has embraced their entire lives. Really quite strange. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:34, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
"And I believe that in 1978 God changed his mind about black people" AndrewWTaylor (talk) 11:33, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Fascinating. You helped me meet my "learn one interesting thing a day" quota. And I'm coincidentally in the middle of Under the Banner of Heaven. Recommended for all on this thread. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 01:06, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
This discussion has also allowed me to make a couple more re-directs from the given misspellings, for which thanks. -- The Anome (talk) 12:00, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

October 16Edit

where is the official communication area or storage among users/wikipedians?Edit

Hello there, is it any mailing list? Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost? -- Ktsquare (talk) 02:14, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@Ktsquare: Hi there! The official communication areas include millions of talk pages and Wikipedia pages (like this help desk). There are many mailing lists (see Wikipedia:Mailing lists), including Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Subscribe. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 02:43, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
If you want to communicate with other admins you could consider using the Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. Thincat (talk) 11:07, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Ktsquare: Note also that all entries in all of those "communication areas" are retrievable using the "history" of the respective pages all the way back to the creation of each page, which in some cases occurred in 2003. (Except for rare cases of revision deletion for causes including copyright violations and disclosures of personal information). I think this may be the "storage" you refer to. You are not supposed to "store" random stuff on Wikipedia's servers, but you can create subpages of your user page for stuff you are working on for inclusion in Wikipedia or related to inclusion in Wikipedia. We also have projects, and those projects have talk pages for collaboration with other Wikipedians. -Arch dude (talk) 18:40, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

The Stroke page of WikipediaEdit

I think you should have the definition of stroke be "->-<-<-<<-<-<->>>-><-<-<-><-<-" because I've seen videos (in school contexts) and thats what they've looked like, plus my friend showed me a video of bingus and it looked like it had a stroke and bingus went like "->-<-<-<<-<-<->>>-><-<-<-><-<-" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.128.40.15 (talk) 02:40, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Hi there! The best place for constructive feedback about an article is the article's talk page (e.g. Talk:Stroke), preferably with published reliable sources. Happy editing! (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.) GoingBatty (talk) 02:45, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I have no idea what form of Stroke (disambiguation) the OP is referring to, but I doubt it's the medical kind: my best guess would have been Rowing stroke, were it not that "bingus" may refer to a cat stroking video(?) momentarily popular on something called "Instagram." {The poster formerly known as 87.81.230.195} 90.193.128.151 (talk) 19:33, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Layout https://en-wiki.kfd.me/Edit

I have this weird problem with the Wikipedia pages in English on Chrome.

Everything (text and pictures) are about threee times as large as normal on any page in English. Everything goes back to normal size when I shift to another language (Swedish, German, French, Danish ...) or when I use Firefox instead.

Not the end of the world but a little bit annoying.

Ps. I use a Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 disktop computer. The Chrome version is 94.0.4606.81 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mffanders (talkcontribs) 10:54, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

You're more likely to get an answer at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Computing. Clarityfiend (talk) 11:09, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Have you tried clicking ctrl-0 when viewing one of these enlarged pages? Maproom (talk) 11:55, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

How I Can Make Page of My OrganizationEdit

Hi

I am a health Professional and Article Writer on www.pharmapedia.pk. how i can Make a Attractive page on wikipedia of my Organization Pharmapedia Pakistan. Please help us. Thanks Azam Maroof — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pharmapediaa (talkcontribs) 12:36, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

You probably cannot, Pharmapediaa. Please read Wikipedia:Plain and simple conflict of interest guide very carefully. -- Hoary (talk) 12:47, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Firstly you need to read about conflict of interest and paid editing, then you need to understand that Wikipedia is not for promotion. You also need to read WP:CORPNAME. After all that you can read Wikipedia's definition of notability for companies. --David Biddulph (talk) 12:50, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Can I get a permission to upload mp3 to Commons?Edit

Hi, I found this page https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Extended_uploaders, but I do not understand how can I get this permission. Extended Uploaders role still exists? I know about copyrights.

Vitaly Zdanevich (talk) 15:57, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

The page to which you linked says: "Extended uploader has been discontinued per community consensus ..." --David Biddulph (talk) 16:11, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
According to c:Commons:File types#Sound, you need to be autopatrolled in order to upload MP3 files. You can request it at c:Commons:Requests for rights#Autopatrol. For further questions about Commons, I recommend you go to c:Commons:Help desk instead. – Rummskartoffel 16:29, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

2021 Bangladesh riotsEdit

I created this article, but a similar article exists as 2021 Durga idol vandalism and violence in Bangladesh.

Don't know how to merge or redirect. --ZebraaaLounge (talk) 16:32, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@ZebraaaLounge: Since you are the only substantive contributor to your article, just go ahead and edit the existing article to add any new material from your article (i.e., "merge" your material). Then, change your article into a redirect by completely removing its current contents and replacing them with the following:
#REDIRECT [[2021 Durga idol vandalism and violence in Bangladesh]]
Add comments on the talk pages of both articles (yes, your redirect is still an "article" with a talk page) to explain what you did. Your work is still available in the history of what will now be the redirect. -Arch dude (talk) 17:16, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Sir Edward Crosbie, 5th BaronetEdit

The Category "Wrongful Executions" has automatically listed Sir Edward Crosbie, 5th Baronet under "W". Could this be rectified to have him listed under "C"? Anne (talk) 17:23, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

It was listed under W because that is what you told it to do in this edit. It has now been corrected. --David Biddulph (talk) 18:19, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Spacing between score and audio playerEdit

In the GA review for Gustav Mahler's Fourth Symphony, reviewer ErnestKrause made the following observation for this section of the article:

Musical scores included with optional tabs to listen to a musical sample appears to have text which "bleeds" fonts into one another. For example, the piano symbol 'p' flows or bleeds into the frame box for the musical sample box. This could be helped by adding an extra blank line judiciously between the musical scores included and their associated music sample tabs.

However neither of us actually know how to do this. I would appreciate it a lot if someone more experienced in Wikipedia music scores could give us a hand. GeneralPoxter (talkcontribs) 18:57, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@GeneralPoxter: I see that the article is in the scope of Wikipedia:WikiProject Classical music. If you ask on the project's talk page you are more likely to get fine someone who knows that stuff. -Arch dude (talk) 22:25, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Pls edit help at Socrates/Talk pageEdit

Hi, my TP reply in a thread on a typo re "Sophocles" appears beneath the next section, can't seem to fix it. No big job, but big thanks. T — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.208.86.134 (talk) 23:32, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Did this edit fix the problem? It appears that you commented below the Good Article review transclusion (the {{Talk:Socrates/GA2}} in the wikitext source). – Anon423 (talk) 01:49, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Hi and mille grazie, champion fixer of beginners' misedits :) Yes, problem solved. When I saw the layout miss, I tried to cut&paste it without any spaces to the last line of the previous poster, but to no avail. I guess I shall have to look up transclusion. Thx again, and all the best. T 84.208.86.134 (talk) 02:36, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Nazi flag depicting German nationEdit

To whom may concern

I was researching about disasters in the world and there is a table with a list of them with fatalities and the nations involved. Unfortunately, the Nazi flag is wrongly put as the German flag. I would say this may be a disrespect to German people and innacurate information to the page. I suggest to edit the mentioned flag to the proper one. Find it in the link below: https://en-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/Dam_failure#List_of_major_dam_failures

I look forward your response.

Best regards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2804:14C:101:816C:54A3:CC4:51C9:552F (talk) 23:32, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Those dam failures took place during the Nazi regime, so the Nazi flag would make sense there (especially as they failed due to being bombed). India and Canada both use their colonial flags for the Gohna Lake dam-burst and Hog's Back Dam failures, respectively, rather than their modern ones. —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 23:37, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
They didn't fall fail, they were pushed. Clarityfiend (talk) 00:22, 17 October 2021 (UTC) []
Shouldn't the page say Nazi Germany and link there instead? ––FormalDude talk 04:08, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@FormalDude: - sort of, use [[Nazi Germany|Germany]], which produces Germany. Mjroots (talk) 09:24, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]
The issue is that the flag is called via {{flag}}, and the format used for that includes a country and date. It's using the Nazi flag for Germany because that's the flag Germany used for the year the template's calling (1935). —A little blue Bori v^_^v Jéské Couriano 17:53, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]
The flags have been removed from the table, so I guess that sorts it... –FlyingAce✈hello 06:22, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]

October 17Edit

Editing the page for people born in a specific yearEdit

Due to urgent privacy concerns, I need to remove my birth date from Wikipedia. I did that on my own entry (obviously this is not my real name, but I'm not particularly famous), but my name still appears on the "People Born in ___" page for my birth year, and I can't see how to remove it. How can I get my name off that page? Is there anywhere else I should be looking for my birth date on your site? I am a regular donor, please help me protect myself from persistent fraudsters, hackers, and loons! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Almondina Armada (talkcontribs) 04:25, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Near the bottom of the article about you, you may find a line looking like
[[Category:1908 births]]
Delete this line to remove yourself from the category. Maproom (talk) 07:10, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Sir Thomas PictonEdit

I have added some well researched information about Rosetta Smith who was Sir Thomas Picton's mistress. This is well sourced material from the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies.

Close

[12] Candlin, Kit (2012). The Last Caribbean Frontier, 1795-1815. Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 138–156. ISBN 9780230354081.

My material is systematically removed with no reasonable explanation by a number of users.

This is clearly being done for political reasons by people who want to re-write the narratives of history to fit their agenda.

Why is this politicisation happening? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jrbsaunders (talkcontribs) 04:40, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

This question has received answers over at the Teahouse. Please limit your questions to either here or there. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 06:10, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Sohu and SinaEdit

Hi, are sohu.com and sina.com.cn considered reliable sources? Thanks in advance. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 05:41, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh: A better venue to ask this is the reliable sources noticeboard, but to the best of my knowledge, they're search engines, which aren't reliable in themselves. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 06:09, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

EtymologyEdit

I want to propose a small change to an article (it contains an inaccuracy) but I'm reluctant to carry out the change myself as I may mess up the formatting and overall appearance of that part of the article. Can someone help...? Lemma trefoil states that it originates from the Latin trifolium which is incorrect (or perhaps partly incorrect) as the actual origin is from the Greek τριφύλλι which means tri (τρι) - leaf (φύλλι). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lekkomanolis (talkcontribs) 06:59, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

If you don't want to edit the article yourself you can make an edit request on the article's talk page, but in either case you would need to provide reliable sources to justify your view that the current statement is inaccurate. A variety of dictionaries support the etymology as being from the Latin. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/trefoil is one example. --David Biddulph (talk) 07:48, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]
The Latin and Greek words are cognates, but the direct descent of the English word is from Latin via French. Deor (talk) 17:31, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

a link actually does exist on wiki, how can i implement thisEdit

dear Sirs, ladies,

i was reading about the natlab in eindhoven on wikipedia https://en-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/Philips_Natuurkundig_Laboratorium

and i saw that mr. Else Kooi was mentioned in red, meaning he does not have a wiki page. but i know that he has! https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Else_Kooi

although it is only in dutch. so may i be so bold as to ask, is it an idea to link the page to the dutch wiki page, or maybe an idea to translate the dutch page into english (this i would very much be willing to do) and then link the pages together?

thank you very much for your help

and for being wikipedia!

gabbi werner — Preceding unsigned comment added by La hermitesse (talkcontribs) 10:36, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

To link to the Dutch article until an English one appears, you can use the template {{ill}}. For advice on translation, see Help:Translation. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:47, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

How can you create new page for a companyEdit

We have a 3 year old Company and would like a wiki page — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:401:4380:3DE0:1C88:B897:F0B0:2EE8 (talk) 11:33, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

You will see answers to similar questions earlier on this page. Firstly you need to read about conflict of interest and paid editing, then you need to understand that Wikipedia is not for promotion. After all that you can read Wikipedia's definition of notability for companies. --David Biddulph (talk) 11:37, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Wikipedia, to be frank, has no interest in whether or not your company would like an article (we have articles, not pages"). There are, in fact, good reasons your company might not want one. Our only interest is in summarizing what independent reliable sources with significant coverage say about companies that meet Wikipedia's special definition of a notable company. 331dot (talk) 13:06, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Page ConfirmationEdit

I found this draft https://en-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/Draft:Carlton_Hotels_and_Suites about Hotel chain in Dubai which have more than a 1000 rooms and 11 properties. But unfortunately I cannot find appropriate links to push it out of Sandbox. I believe that this is very noticeable, but require help with links attachment. Please help — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.98.42.171 (talk) 14:28, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

You're going to want to see WP:REFBEGIN and make sure that the sources you use are reliable enough to establish its notability as Wikipedia defines it. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 14:47, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Please read WP:CSMN. It must be notable by our definition, and that definition is that there are several reliable sources of the correct type. Therefore, we don't say "it's notable, so find sources". Instead, we say "I found the right sources, so it's notable". So far, this draft does not seem to have such sources. Here at the help desk, we try to help you use or edit Wikipedia. We are not generally equipped to help you find additional sources. -Arch dude (talk) 15:42, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

October 18Edit

Change Page NameEdit

I don't see "more" on my page to change the title to something unique since there is already a page with my companies name, I need to create it "Ridge (company)" or something similar. Can't figure out what to do without the more option. Can someone provide an alternative solution please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Samg67895 (talkcontribs) 06:35, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]

The Wikipedia article Ridge isn't 'your page', and your ridiculous attempts to hijack it for an article on another topic are highly improper. An 'alternative solution' would start by using a bit of common sense before acting in such a manner. Read Help:Your first article, and Wikipedia:Conflict of interest, and if you can actually provide evidence that the company in question meets our notability guidelines, it may be possible to create an article on it. A neutral, encyclopaedic one, not the promotional fluff you have written. It will however not be 'your' page either. AndyTheGrump (talk) 06:46, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Hello, Samg67895. While I'll express myself a little less grumpily than Andy, I agree with all he says. Like many people, you have a fundamental misunderstanding of what Wikipedia is. It is not for promotion - ie, telling the world about your company. If at some point Wikipedia has an article about your company, the article will not belong to you, will not be controlled by you, will not be for your benefit, will not necessarily say what you want it to say, should preferably not be written by you, and should be based almost entirely on what people unconnected with you have chosen to publish about your company, not on what you say or want to say. It follows that unless several people unconnected with you have published significant coverage of your company in reliable sources, then there is nothing that can go into an article about it, and no article will be accepted: the Wikipedia jargon for this is whether or not your company is notable. If you can find such sources to establish notability, then you are permitted to try and create an article (though discouraged). You must make a formal declaration of yourself as a paid editor, study about editing with a conflict of interest, and use the articles for creation process - you will be advised to read your first article. Be aware that creating an article is perhaps the most difficult task there is for an inexperienced editor, and it is very much more difficult if you have a conflict of interest.
My advice to you is that if you want to contribute this wonderful collaborative project to make knowledge accessible, you put aside the idea of writing about your own affairs, and try the Wikipedia Adventure. If you are here only to promote your company, then please do it somewhere else. --ColinFine (talk) 09:11, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Interface issues when I log inEdit

When I log in to Wikipedia I get an interface that is bilingual where choices I can make are in French. I tried to upload an image (a jpg) but this system keeps rejecting every efforts I made to upload it. It would appear my account is considered to be a French one (perhaps because I live in a French speaking area). Can this be fixed and what do I need to do to fix it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Expatjayray (talkcontribs) 06:38, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Wikipedia's software does not detect where you are. If you go to https://en-wiki.kfd.me/ you find English-language Wikipedia; https://fr.wikipedia.org/ , French-language Wikipedia; https://wikipedia.org/ , an index to all the different language versions. Maproom (talk) 08:18, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Expatjayray: Your preferences at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-personal include a language option. What is that set to? --David Biddulph (talk) 08:24, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]

I want to list my current company - M/s Jerai Fitness on WikipediaEdit

Hi,

Im facing a problem as I do not know how to list my company - Jerai Fitness on Wikipedia.

The company is a 27 year old company in Mumbai, India and we are really interested in creating a profile for the company M/s Jerai Fitness Pvt. Ltd and also our brand Being Strong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jerai Fitness (talkcontribs) 07:26, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]

If you read the section #How I Can Make Page of My Organization above, you will find the answers. --David Biddulph (talk) 07:33, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Also my fuller answer to #Change Page Name just above, Jerai Fitness. In addition, your username is not acceptable, as it appears to be promotional and represent an organisation rather than yourself personally. --ColinFine (talk) 09:13, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]
(ec) Wikipedia does not have profiles- not a single one. Wikipedia has articles, typically written by independent editors. Wikipedia is not a directory of businesses, but an encyclopedia. 331dot (talk) 09:14, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]