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dark modeEdit

We need dark mode, please! One simple switch on top of every page. Thanks 2001:4C4E:29D2:C500:C559:A7ED:A9C4:3DCA (talk) 15:44, 19 January 2023 (UTC)

Please offer comments at the talk page of Vector 2022. 331dot (talk) 15:47, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
Welcome to the Teahouse, IP editor. We already have a 'Dark Mode' button at the top of every page. However you have to turn it on in Preferences (see here). But you'll need to be logged on with a free user account to change any of the defaults available to you. Nick Moyes (talk) 16:08, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
Hello, thanks for your suggestion. A technical side-effect of the current skin is that it will be possible to build the dark mode. You will find more information here. Until then, what Nick wrote above is the best solution. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 16:17, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
sorry, i might not be the smartest tool in the shed, but where is the switch for dark mode in the preference pane ? Vincent-vst🚀 (talk) 05:22, 20 January 2023 (UTC)
@Vincent-vst It is one of the options on Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets in the "appearance" section. Mike Turnbull (talk) 12:50, 20 January 2023 (UTC)
thank you Vincent-vst🚀 (talk) 13:58, 20 January 2023 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer.
Here is my corrected suggestion:
We need dark mode without any registration, any account, any logging on, please!
Thanks. 2001:4C4E:29D2:C500:BD2D:F6F8:A9:3AD8 (talk) 10:11, 20 January 2023 (UTC)
As outlined at the link given above - this link - the devs know that folks want this feature, but it's not currently in development, and may not ever be available to IPs. 199.208.172.35 (talk) 14:56, 20 January 2023 (UTC)
That's right, maybe it could be added in the near future, but we aren't sure yet to come for. As always, there is a chance that this feature will go into development and on occasions, it will be experimented by some old editors as well. -- 2601:205:C001:EA0:101D:34E7:B537:E94F (talk) 17:55, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
@Nick Moyes You said "We already have a 'Dark Mode' button at the top of every page. However you have to turn it on in Preferences".
Then, this link, mentioned above, https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements/Frequently_asked_questions#Are_you_building_the_dark_mode says the feature is not in development, and further, if it were built, "we would not plan to add an in-browser toggle".
And from the WMF, @SGrabarczuk (WMF) says "it will be possible to build it [dark mode], but until then, what Nick wrote is the best solution". (Emphasis mine.) So the WMF person's answer says it's not built yet, but we should follow your answer (Nick), which says it is available. Why is all this info so confusing?
Even so, I turned the toggle on in Preferences, but I don't see a dark mode button at the top of any page. Why is there even a toggle if the WMF and the linked page says it "will be possible to build" this feature? Please help me understand... David10244 (talk) 08:03, 22 January 2023 (UTC)
To clarify, I am in desktop mode on an Android tablet, using the Chrome browser. David10244 (talk) 08:06, 22 January 2023 (UTC)
I hate to be one of those pushy editors, but ... No one has more info on this apparent set of contradictions, on whether the Dark Mode feature is already "built" or "now it will be possible to build" and "we do not plan to add..."? Thanks. David10244 (talk) 05:41, 25 January 2023 (UTC)
@David10244, it's a gadget, not an officially WMF-created dark mode. The latter is what folks keep referring to (it's been added to the latest wishlist, I see). 199.208.172.35 (talk) 22:04, 25 January 2023 (UTC)
OK, that helps. I thought I was going crazy, seeing the contradictions, with no one mentioning them! David10244 (talk) 08:13, 27 January 2023 (UTC)
Linkity link: Dark mode. An experimental work by the design team + various volunteers, apparently. 199.208.172.35 (talk) 22:10, 25 January 2023 (UTC)
Does the checkbox in Preferences actually do anything? Is it part of the gadget? David10244 (talk) 08:17, 27 January 2023 (UTC)
@David10244, that's something I can't answer for sure. It seems the checkbox you're talking about is supposed to make the dark mode toggle available at the top of pages. I'm not sure if it works in all skins, and it's always possible you have some other thing enabled which is interfering with the gadget. Very hard for me to tell how these things work. 199.208.172.35 (talk) 14:53, 27 January 2023 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I'm using the new default skin that so many people complain about, but I like it. I don't have much fancy stuff enabled. But I'm good, thanks for the help. David10244 (talk) 07:18, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
@David10244 Sorry - I missed your 'ping', but I had suddenly wondered if I had previously loaded up some bespoke script which I'd forgotten about. (It's easy to do and then assume everyone else sees Wikipedia the way you do). However, I run an alt-account (NM Demo 2) for just this purpose and with all the settings just as a new user sees it when they first register for an account. I can confirm that (in Chrome on a Windows 10 PC) the dark mode function can be enabled in Preferences. By selecting the tick box labelled "Dark mode toggle: Enable a toggle for using a light text on dark background color scheme", saving the settings and then going to any other page and then 'purging the cache' to ensure everything is properly loaded from my preference, I can then select Dark Mode' from the new user dropdown menu, and toggle it on or off from there. I've not checked its availability in mobile view or in desktop view on my iPhone. I will if you need me to. Does that clarify anything you were unsure of? Nick Moyes (talk) 13:16, 29 January 2023 (UTC)
@Nick Moyes That helps. I see those things now and it works. (I use desktop mode on a Win PC and sometimes on a tablet). Thanks for checking this for me; I appreciate it.
I shouldn't fixate on the following two things, and I'll let it go after this comment, but...
I am still confused about the reply in this thread, where @SGrabarczuk (WMF) says "it will be possible to build it [dark mode], but until then, what Nick wrote is the best solution". I don't understand, SG. It seems that "it" has been built, given that "what Nick wrote" works fine. Will the same feature be built again?
And as outlined at the link given above - this is what discouraged me at first-- this link - says the devs know that folks want this feature, but then says it's not currently in development. Weird. David10244 (talk) 11:32, 30 January 2023 (UTC)
There are so many facets to Wikipedia, MediaWiki etc that it's perfectly possible there are pages floating around that are simply out of date. I honestly don't know. Nick Moyes (talk) 18:55, 30 January 2023 (UTC)
@David10244, after asking some more learned folks for clarity, I was told that the difference here is between a fully supported dark mode, custom-tailored to display all the different elements properly, being maintained and updated by actual staff (what folks want) vs. what is basically a color inversion hack maintained by whoever has the time and will to do so (what we have). As it was described to me, the former actually sounds like a fair amount of work, both to set up and to keep updated as software changes roll out. If enough folks think the current solution is good enough, the WMF will probably spend their resources on other things. 199.208.172.35 (talk) 15:15, 31 January 2023 (UTC)
Thanks, 199, that's the clearest and most complete answer I have seen, although you did say almost the same thing above (which I missed before). I wish the answer from the WMF would have made the distinction. Cheers! David10244 (talk) 03:23, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
I would like to agree with you other editors, it is the something that it needs to be turned on on preferences, but logging on is required to do so. But in a meantime, if you requested to be available for everyone, you need to wait further until the future. instead of asking about this feature constantly, this would happen of the founder or the staff decided to do so. -- 2601:205:C001:EA0:101D:34E7:B537:E94F (talk) 16:28, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
 Yes,there is a dark mode option, but it is only available to registered users who edit. If you want to try, simply either log in or create an account in order to do so. 204.129.232.191 (talk) 16:16, 30 January 2023 (UTC)
I tried, but it does not work! Learning With Ameer (talk) 10:13, 31 January 2023 (UTC)
If you made a number of edits, then the dark mode is enabled for you. 204.129.232.191 (talk) 17:59, 31 January 2023 (UTC)
This is not true. The dark mode gadget is available to all account holders, regardless of number of edits. It is not automatically enabled; it must be activated by the procedure described above. 199.208.172.35 (talk) 18:19, 31 January 2023 (UTC)
Just ignore IP 204.129.232.191 - they've been blocked for constantly making pointless, troublesome edits. Nick Moyes (talk) 14:17, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
Your device may have that feature.Cwater1 (talk) 18:35, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
I think there's also dark mode in the wikipedia mobile app. WPchanger2011 (talk) 21:02, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
Dark mode is very help full it will help with your eyes at night and and make the sight more stylish i hope the admin team does put in a nice dark mode. Stuuf5 (talk) 21:30, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Exactly, and I would agree on this, if they add it in the near future. It would be better though than light mode. -- 2601:205:C001:EA0:101D:34E7:B537:E94F (talk) 21:47, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
yes very because it will definately be better on the eyes as i stated in my previous message Stuuf5 (talk) 21:55, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Can you give me some examples of dark mode? How though? I want to guess about this upcoming feature. -- 2601:205:C001:EA0:101D:34E7:B537:E94F (talk) 22:16, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
@Stuuf5 Pinging this for you to respond, what are examples of this feature? -- 2601:205:C001:EA0:101D:34E7:B537:E94F (talk) 22:30, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Darrin Gray - Author & SpeakerEdit

Hello,

I'm attempting to write a page on an author. https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?action=edit&title=Darrin+Gray&create=Create+page

Will this pass as notable? If not what do I need to do to fix.

Thank you for your help.

Renee Renee530 (talk) 23:41, 31 January 2023 (UTC)

Renee530, as you have not clicked 'publish changes', nobody else can see the work. In addition, please create the article (not page) first as a draft, probably Draft:Darrin Gray. That will prevent it from getting tagged and speedy deleted immediately by the more aggressive new page patrollers. Sungodtemple (talkcontribs) 00:54, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
Hi! I've published the changes and added additional news articles. Renee530 (talk) 16:05, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
@Renee530, it would have been a much better idea to create a draft, as suggested above. The article you created is not ready for main space - it is full of inline external links instead of references, and many important bits are unsourced. Since this is a biography of a living person, you must be even more careful than usual about good sourcing. 199.208.172.35 (talk) 16:11, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
I see it has now been moved to draft space. 199.208.172.35 (talk) 16:14, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
I've added external "news" links will this work now? Renee530 (talk) 00:26, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
@Renee530 No -- you need to do what 199.208.172.35 and David notMD have explained. See Referencing for Beginners for more info. This will explain what the external links are. You need to change those into inline citations before you submit your draft for reconsideration. David10244 (talk) 06:56, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

Before submitting, remove all hyperlinks from Draft:Darrin Gray. Some of those may be appropriate as references. See Help:Referencing for beginners. You may want to use your own Sandbox to format refs correctly before copy/pasting into the draft. — Preceding unsigned comment added by David notMD (talkcontribs) 21:27, 1 February 2023 (UTC)

Citing sourcesEdit

Hello! On Draft:Thunkable, I don't know how to cite sources. I do know how to add a reference, but I can't find any reliable sources about thunkable. If I use EveryBody Wiki and Bios as a source/external link, it's blocked. I don't know how to cite the article, and if I submit it, it's declined. What can I do about this? Sincerely, WPchanger2011 (talk) 00:49, 2 February 2023 (UTC)

@WPchanger2011: Welcome to the Teahouse. If you can't find reliable sources that are independent from the subject, it's probably not notable as Wikipedia defines it. You've already cited sources as one would expect on Wikipedia, so I don't know what you mean by you not knowing how to cite sources. I'll also say that using wikis (including Wikipedia itself) is a bad idea; user-generated content almost always lacks the editorial oversight for a source to be considered reliable. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 00:55, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
Hi, so it means there's nothing I can do about it? WPchanger2011 (talk) 20:59, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
@WPchanger2011, unless you can find reliable sources, that is, indeed, the end of the line - for now. It doesn't mean the subject will never be notable, just that it isn't at the moment. 199.208.172.35 (talk) 21:06, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
@WPchanger2011 A draft is supposed to be written with you collecting the independent, reliable sources first, then writing the draft using what those sources say. Most authors, especially new ones, do this backwards. David10244 (talk) 08:05, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Creating Company PageEdit

The company I work with doesn't have a wikipedia page, but another company with a similar name and industry but different location and background has, which is causing confusion.


Do I create a page of our company or will it count as a not notable topic and would've wasted my time. Note that the company that had the wikipedia page is no longer even active.


Helion Venture Partners is the already found page, our company is Helion Ventures Investment ltd. Helion Ventures (talk) 12:44, 2 February 2023 (UTC)

Furthermore, if you edit Wikipedia as part of your work duties, you need to make a specific disclosure to comply with the terms of use, see WP:PAID for how to do that. In any case, you should definitely read WP:COI before editing any topic with which you are closely related.
Onto your question, there are a few things...
You should start by trying to find good sources to demonstrate the notability, and only if you find these sources, then you start to write. Most new users start by writing and then try to find sources, which is indeed a waste of time, as the user essay WP:BACKWARD explains. It was wise of you not to do that.
What constitutes a good source, you may ask? Well, as WP:GNG says, it is a source that is simultaneously (1) independent of the subject, (2) reliable, and (3) deals with the topic in detail. For instance, an interview fails (1), a blog post by a unknown internet user fails (2), and an entry in a phonebook directory fails (3), so none of those are any good. One good source trumps a thousand bad ones in that matter. If you come back at the Teahouse page with the best sources you can find, we can tell you if they are good or not.
Assuming you can indeed find good sources, you should then create a draft and push it through the articles for creation process. This will cause a reviewer to check the draft and sort of any technical problems (such as: where to put the page if there are multiple companies with the same name).
Finally, I am not convinced the page you link to (the other company) should stay. The fact that it managed to stay on Wikipedia for 12 years does not mean it should have, and you should not think that the page about a similar company will stay. TigraanClick here for my talk page ("private" contact) 13:13, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. We have articles. Wikipedia is not a directory. We do not have pages. If your company does not meet our notability policies, it should not have an article. - UtherSRG (talk) 15:14, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
Companies that no longer exist can still be the topics of valid articles (just like dead people). However, an Articles for deletion has been submitted for Helion Venture Partners because of the weakness of the article and references. And do not forget to change your User name (or else abandon the account and start a new one) before doing any more editing. David notMD (talk) 16:53, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

phraisingEdit

How would I phrase Winkelmann, Texas is a tourist attraction located in Washington County in User:HelpingWorld/sandbox, Its a town made up of historic structures, so its techincally not inhabited or a ghost town so pretty much a tourist attraction? How do i phrase it? `~HelpingWorld~` (👽🛸) 05:50, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

I did a quick online search of Winklemann, and would describe it as a former tourist attraction. I found it an interesting story of how Mr. Winklemann began collecting old building to form a town, and then lost everything due to financial problems. I hope you are able to write a publishable article on Winklemann, but remember that you'll need reliable published references for everything you include. You can't do what I just did, and find some neat stuff that had been posted online. Best wishes on your efforts. Karenthewriter (talk) 06:19, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
More of a faux town than a ghost town. Possible ref: https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/winkelmann-tx See List of open-air and living history museums in the United States for more than 100 example articles. David notMD (talk) 11:24, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Editing a Production PageEdit

Hello team, Have been trying to edit a production house page, but the article was declined saying Fully Unsourced, and it has just mentions of the name. Since our Producers dont speak to the media that often, all we are left with is mentions of our upcoming projects in the news sources, suggest a way to keep the page up please.

https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Draft:People_Media_Factory&action=history Deepak Alone 08:51, 3 February 2023 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deepak Alone (talkcontribs)

Hello, Deepak Alone. Your draft is entirely unreferenced which violates several of Wikipedia's core content policies. Acceptable Wikipedia articles summarize the significant coverage that independent reliable sources devote to a topic, and those sources should be presented as references. Unreferenced drafts are declined routinely. Cullen328 (talk) 08:59, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
Hello, Deepak Alone. I see that you declared a COI; if you work for this production house, the Terms of Use require you to make the stricter paid editing disclosure. 331dot (talk) 09:32, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
I noticed you said "Our". While this may seem like a simple thing, that would suggest that multiple people are using your account. Wikipedia accounts are meant for one person each. Club On a Sub 20 (talk) 17:47, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
Understood, will add the references. Deepak Alone 11:59, 3 February 2023 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deepak Alone (talkcontribs)

I cant find sources anywhere.Edit

I don't know where to find them. https://en-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/Draft:Shawn_Flindall Carsonnetic (talk) 14:19, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Hi Carsonnetic, and welcome to the Teahouse. At the bottom of the decline reason left by KylieTastic, it states If no additional references exist, the subject is not suitable for Wikipedia. This, sadly, may be the case if you cannot find additional reliable sources. Tails Wx 14:29, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
Social media are not valid references. I agree that there is nothing here that suggests that Flindall merits an article. I recommend the draft be deleted. To do this, put Db-author inside double curly brackets {{ }} at the top of the draft. David notMD (talk) 16:46, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Struggling to find citations for gameplay section.Edit

Hi Teahouse, I find it hard to find citations for a gameplay section. (the page in reference) What would be the best way to find them? GooseTheGreat (talk) 14:55, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Hello @GooseTheGreat: Welcome to the Teahouse. So, I am not 100% certain, but I believe that the gameplay description of a video game falls under the guidance of WP:PLOTSOURCE, as it is analogous to the plot summary of a book; in that case "The plot summary for a work, on a page about that work, does not need to be sourced with in-line citations, as it is generally assumed that the work itself is the primary source for the plot summary. However, editors are encouraged to add sourcing if possible, as this helps discourage original research." In other words, if you are summarizing the gameplay, and you are worried about not having an inline cite, you can cite the game itself as the source; though since that is implied anyways, that is not strictly necessary. However, I may be mistaken about that; if you want more detailed information about the standards for video game articles, Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games may be a better place to get help or find information. --Jayron32 16:33, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Help citing a video game as a source (please see details)Edit

Hi everyone,

There is a video game which features general information about various teams. I'm not sure how to cite the actual video game as a source for a piece of information. None of these really produce the typical citation you would see for a website with the number in the box under references - https://en-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/Template:Cite_video_game.

Any ideas on how to do this? Seems like it has been done before, but I can't find it. KKLAccount (talk) 16:26, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Hello @KKLAccount: Welcome to the Teahouse. I'm a bit confused. For what specific purpose are you trying to cite the video game? Which teams? What information? I could possibly direct you to the right solution, but I'm not 100% clear on what you are trying to write in Wikipedia, and in what article, while citing this video game. --Jayron32 16:28, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
Have you read WP:Referencing for beginners? - David Biddulph (talk) 16:30, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
@KKLAccount: I believe what you are trying to do is produce an inline citation that will show up in the list of references. This template should work:
{{cite video game |title= |trans-title= |developer= |publisher= |date= |platform= |version= |scene= |level= |language= |quote= }}
Make sure you are adding the ref tags around the citation. ― TUNA × 16:32, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
Thanks, I didn't know the ref tags had to be put on it to make it work. That's perfect.KKLAccount (talk) 16:41, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
KKLAccount It would probably be better to cite where the video game is getting the information, rather than the game itself- but like Jayron32 states, it's hard to know without knowing exactly what it is you are trying to do. 331dot (talk) 16:34, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

@User:Jayron32 @User talk:Tunakanski @331dot - Issue is resolved. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by KKLAccount (talkcontribs) 16:46, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Unable to provide linked referencesEdit

I'm writing an article and I am not able to add references other than a LinkedIn profile. Is it possible for me to add the info? Turbinas (talk) 17:16, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Hi @Turbinas, welcome to the Teahouse. Are you saying that you have no sources other than a LinkedIn profile? That will not be sufficient for a Wikipedia article. You need multiple independent, reliable, published secondary sources with significant coverage of the subject - see WP:Golden Rule. LinkedIn's content is user generated and generally unreliable. 199.208.172.35 (talk) 17:20, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
@199.208.172.35, I believe the OP might be talking about a technical issue. Please elaborate? Club On a Sub 20 (talk) 17:44, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
If this is about your draft Draft:Dublin Institute of Spanish and the LinkedIn profile of the founder, no, that is not considered a reliable source reference, because anyone can write anything in their LinkedIn account. David notMD (talk) 22:37, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
@Turbinas I did a quick Google search for the Dublin Institute of Spanish and found nothing useful to base an article on. Please read this essay and you'll see why your attempt to create something acceptable has been unsuccessful so far. Mike Turnbull (talk) 22:41, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Multiple, Related Articles 'Speedily Deleted'Edit

This morning I added an album listing to the article List of 2023 albums. Afterwards, the user User:QuietHere deleted the album listing -and- went on to unilaterally delete (via redirection) several very longstanding pages for the band and their albums, arguably citing non-notability. I think the pages should be restored pending a more thorough consideration of their importance. Given the breadth of the sudden changes and my relative ignorance of how Wikipedia operates, I don't think my trying to directly discuss this with User:QuietHere is feasible. Rather, I'd hope this could be escalated to staff a/o an administrator of some sort.

Pages deleted:

https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Peach_(band)&redirect=no
https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Almost_the_Right_People&redirect=no
https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Giving_Birth_to_a_Stone&redirect=no
https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Flow_with_the_Tide&redirect=no
https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Don%27t_Make_Me_Your_God&redirect=no
https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Disappear_Here_(EP)&redirect=no
https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Burn_(Peach_album)&redirect=no
https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Spasm_(song)&redirect=no
https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Suns_of_the_Tundra_(album)&redirect=no
Isomega (talk) 21:25, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Isomega, don't worry, the pages weren't "speedily deleted" and all the prior content is still in the edit histories for those pages. Just discuss the matter with the other user, and if you can come to an agreement about notability the pages are quite easy to restore without help from admins! Larataguera (talk) 21:36, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
The (longstanding) pages were never proposed for deletion, etc., they were just summarily redirected (which was tantamount to deletion). At the very least it seems like they should be immediately reinstated and, if necessary, a formal process for the consideration of their deletion started. I don't think the existence of the articles/information should merely hinge on an agreement between myself and another user. Rather, it should be opened to a wider request for feedback and settled after due deliberation. Isomega (talk) 21:59, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
It does appear that User:QuietHere deleted the content of all of those articles (all content still visible via View History) and created a redirect to Justin Chancellor, who was a member of the band, and therefore musician on those album and song articles. The most efficient next step might be to start a discussion on QuietHere's Talk page rather than on the Talk pages of the articles in question. I did see that one thing in common for all the disputed articles is that there were no references, and were template tagged at the top, but that does not justify these redirects. David notMD (talk) 22:45, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
The Chancellor article mentions that he was in the band Peach, but provides no details about the band, its albums or songs, so the redirect is 100% useless. David notMD (talk) 22:57, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
@Isomega apologies for the confusion. I did the background research into the band and the coverage I found was far from sufficient for an article for the band or any of their albums so I decided a bold redirect was the best option. I almost put it to an AfD but I was confident enough in the move and figured the result would be the same nonetheless so I skipped that step. If you disagree then you can restore the articles and I will launch the AfD so we can have a formal discussion about it, but I still don't expect it'll make a difference. As for @David notMD's point above, the reason there are so little details about the band in the Chancellor article is because the details in the band article were mostly unsourced and what is already in the Chancellor article is about all the reliably sourced info that exists already. QuietHere (talk) 03:48, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
And for the record, you could've contacted me on my talk page about this. I promise I don't bite! QuietHere (talk) 03:49, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
As a retired American biochemist, I have no skin in this game. My recommendation - and this will take work! - is restore all the articles, start AfDs on all but Peach (band), then change the name of that one to Suns of the Tundra (band), with a Redirect from Peach (band). Revise accordingly. Find and add valid, reliable-source references for the band. If there appears to be sufficient referencing, copy any content worth salvaging from the AfD'd articles before those are deleted. The other eight had a history of only a few views per day, so no great loss. And then (housekeeping), leave comments at the AfDs that any useful information was copied into the band article. Each AfD decision will be made by an Admin. David notMD (talk) 08:18, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Which would be a great plan if the coverage for the band existed, but what I'm saying is there's not enough for a standalone article. Most of the search results I found were just about Justin Chancellor with his career with Peach as a footnote. This band's notability rests solely in their connection and I can't imagine that would hold up to scrutiny in an AfD setting. The most there is left to do that I can see is add the band's very brief AllMusic bio to Chancellor (which I will do momentarily) and maybe expand that section a bit. The redirect could change to the early life section since that's where all the info on the band already resides. QuietHere (talk) 10:22, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
I generally agree with this approach: essentially distilling all information into a single article. The band suffers from a lack of obvious search results, not actual notability. Given the band's timeline, non-trivial coverage should exist in print media. Isomega (talk) 16:14, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Print media, not avail online, are valid as refs. Decide whether the article will be about Peach (band) or Suns of the Tundra (band). Such an attempt would not preclude adding band history to the Chancellor article; possible there are refs that would be useful for both. If QuietHere is adamant that this single article concept is still not worthy, can start an AfD and leave a decision to an Administrator. David notMD (talk) 19:27, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

clarence besawEdit

clarence besaw was born april 13 1919 his mother bertha besaw was in almshouse in new york in 1919 was looking for information about bertha besaw and her son clarence besaw know bertha mother was josephine andrew besaw bertha father was john james tallman clarence was born to bertha but his name changed to harold palmore later in his life but was looking for information when he was in almshouse and when he came to ok 64.37.26.143 (talk) 21:51, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Hi IP editor. Wikipedia has never had an article about Clarence Besaw. Are you proposing to draft one? If so, please read carefully WP:YFA. If you need more help, just ask here in this thread. Mike Turnbull (talk) 22:35, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
IP user: I see that you made essemtially the same statement a few days ago, now archived at Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions/Archive 1177#clarence besaw. I'm afraid you're going to have to give us a bit more of a clue about what help you need.... Mike Turnbull (talk) 23:00, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Search BarEdit

Is there a page with a simple search bar (enter a topic to search for) anywhere? JohnPaulusO (talk) 22:07, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

Try Special:Search RudolfRed (talk) 22:11, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
Welcome to the Teahouse, JohnPaulusO. There is a search box at the top of every single page on Wikipedia! We use that to find a named article. But to find broad topics you would need to use WP:CATEGORIES. RudolphRed has just pointed you in the right direction. Make sure you select 'Category' from namespace, not 'Article'. So you could type 'Fish' and search through our categories and be taken to Category:Fish where you could then start to hone in on your preferred topic. You will also find Categories listed at the very bottom of every article. So find an article that relates to your subject interest and look through its categories in turn to find similar types of articles. Let us know if you need more info than that. Regards, Nick Moyes (talk) 22:17, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
@JohnPaulusO: The search bar at top of pages has moved from the right to the center with default settings and you may have to click a magnifying glass icon first. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:05, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
More specifically, if you scroll down away from the top a sticky header may appear and you can click on the   in the top-left corner if you are using the Vector 2022 (now default) skin. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 05:09, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
In a narrow window you may have to click a magnifying glass at the top center when you are at top of the page. PrimeHunter (talk) 05:20, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Trouble with ORGCRITEdit

Hi all, I'm trying to create a wikipedia page for a large company that I believe easily meets the Wikipedia standards for notability, but my page has been rejected three times for failing to establish notability due to sourcing. Can someone help me by looking through my sources and IDing those that fail to meet standards? Draft:Vir Biotechnology

Thanks! Ebolaisariver (talk) 23:58, 3 February 2023 (UTC)

@Ebolaisariver, welcome to the Teahouse. Your article has 30 sources. Surely you can look at them and tell which are in-depth, completely independent of the company (not derived from press releases or published by people associated with the company), and published in reliable sources with editorial control. The comments on the article already provide links that explain this. If you have questions about two or three sources I would be happy to look at them. StarryGrandma (talk) 01:52, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Trouble with GraphsEdit

I am trying to put a simple graph into an article. Just data points and labels are all I want to include so that future editor can just concatenate from the orginal graph when more data points are added. I was able to paste some sort of SVG code from the graph tutorial, but the previews do not look like the information will be displayed appropriately. Any help on how to do this? I don't want to just put the data in a table. Teslaedit17 (talk) 00:57, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

@Teslaedit17, the easiest way to do a simple graph here is with {{Graph:Chart}}. The documentation has many examples at Template:Graph:Chart#Examples. StarryGrandma (talk) 01:33, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Thanks. Found that Graph template very helpful. Now to add the thousands of data points. Teslaedit17 (talk) 04:36, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Why are place boundaries not showing?Edit

Why is it that when using Wikidata in articles, the place boundary shows up for this for (Q790094) Avalon Beach but not for (Q5395442) Erowal Bay? As far as I can tell both have the OSM Relation data linked. Avalon Beach (2918144) and Erowal Bay (6076612). These are just two specific examples but the question applies more generally.

 
Mapframe Avalon example
 
Mapframe Erowal Bay example

What's going on here? Ceyx azureus (talk) 03:26, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Hello, Ceyx azureus. The Teahouse answers questions about editing the English Wikipedia. Wikidata, on the other hand, is an entirely separate Wikimedia project that many or most Wikipedia editors know little or nothing about. For questions about Wikidata, I recommend that you go ask at Wikidata. You should be able to find their help functions on their home page. Cullen328 (talk) 09:29, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
@Ceyx azureus: Look at the template in the |image2= field in the infobox of the Avalon Beach, New South Wales article. That appears to be what's adding the map in that article's infobox. The Erowal Bay infobox lacks such a template. Deor (talk) 15:33, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

How to remove a clarification neededEdit

I am new to Wikipedia and am working on an existing article "Mark Bly - American Dramaturg": Mark_Bly. In the second paragraph, the tag "clarification needed" has been inserted by an editor. I have attempted to provide clarification with a parenthetical note and have added an additional citation: #18. I'm wondering if someone could take a look and if the clarification is sufficient remove the tag. If not, I'd appreciate any suggestion as to how to address the request and eliminate the tag. Thank you for your help on this and in the past. - Geoffproehl970 Geoffproehl970 (talk) 03:53, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

@Geoffproehl970: Welcome to the Teahouse, and thank you for improving the article.
@Quisqualis: Since you asked for the clarification in this edit, would you like to weigh in? GoingBatty (talk) 05:14, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Hi @GoingBatty and @Geoffproehl970; I requested clarification of the term “The Questioning Spirit”, which Geoff provided, nicely. Hence, I've removed the tag. Nice article! Thanks.-- Quisqualis (talk) 15:06, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

As a creator of show , I want to add my nameEdit

I am the creator , I started this show from scratch as creative Director and my name come on tittle montage also …so I need to update it on Wikipedia also 103.233.141.74 (talk) 04:59, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

if you want to create an article about yourself, here's why you should not do that. lettherebedarklight晚安 05:03, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
IP, you should not create an article about yourself, but you can. It is quite hard to remain neutral, and to only include information about yourself that appears in the sources that you have collected. David10244 (talk) 08:14, 4 February 2023 (UTC)


Subject show AJOONI CREATOR …Trivendra Singh — Preceding unsigned comment added by 103.233.141.74 (talk) 05:01, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Welcome to the Teahouse! I think you're saying that you want to update the article Ajooni to include that you, Trivendra Singh, are the creator. It appears you tried to do this in this edit, which was reverted. Since you have a conflict of interest, you should not be editing the article directly. Instead, I suggest using the Wikipedia:Edit Request Wizard to ask that the information be added. I also suggest you provide an independent published reliable source with your request, so another editor can verify the information. Hope this helps! GoingBatty (talk) 05:09, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

How do I stop my article from getting moved back to draft or deleted?Edit

I've been working on my article for rapper Cobra Maltase and It keeps getting deleted even though it has a lot information, high criteria and notablility, It got deleted 10 times today and I'm new to this. Please look into this and please fix it. Thank you.

Link: Cobra Maltase JVMoneyMan (talk) 07:01, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

The draft is actually at Draft:Cobra Maltase, and it is certainly not ready for article space. It was deleted because you kept moving it to article space even though it has no proper sourcing, and no indication of notability. Cobra Maltase has now been salted (protected from creation) by user:Liz to prevent you from moving it to article space again. If you can create a properly sourced article that shows the subject's notability it can be moved back to article space (but not by you). Please read WP:N, WP:MUSIC and WP:RS. Note that statements such as "James Antonio Vasquez was born on June 7, 2005 in Brooklyn, New York" and "Moved out when he was four years old and started growing up in Houston, Texas." are not sources. Meters (talk) 07:34, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Please pay particular attention to the WP:MUSICBIO portion of WP:MUSIC. It does not appear to me that the subject meets any of the notability requirements for musicians. If that is the case then this article will not be approved, and you should stop spending time on it. Meters (talk) 07:44, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
I deleted all the non-refs and content that made no contribution to establishing his notability, i.e., video games he played, music he listened to. If you cannot find and add valid, reliable source references, there is no hope. (See Help:Referencing for beginners on how to format refs.) David notMD (talk) 09:08, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
UPDATE: JVMoneyMan blocked as sockpuppet of User:CobraMaltase (also blocked) and the draft nominated for Speedy deletion. David notMD (talk) 14:35, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Rename image fileEdit

Hello I uploaded a non free image and then realised that there is an obvious mistake in the file name. How do I change/move it? Thanks (File:Ziggy Shipper.jpg) Fieryninja (talk) 09:45, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Hi Fieryninja. Please take a look at Wikipedia:File mover for reference, but only certain users can move a file. You will need to request the file be moved using Template:Rename media. -- Marchjuly (talk) 09:54, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
  Done. I've moved the file to the correct spelling. Deor (talk) 15:20, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Editing the References sectionEdit

Hi, I noticed on the Methaqualone (quaaludes) page, one of the references used is actually for a Frontline documentary about methamphetamine. It appears someone added the reference with good intention but either missed the second half of the word or was unaware the two drugs were different chemical substances.

I tried to delete the reference (#16 on the methaqualone page) but it seems that references are the one part of the page that cannot be edited like the other sections. This could be my inexperience too, I've only made 2 edits before, I think, so I'd appreciate any guidance that anyone could provide. Thanks. Nmetkn (talk) 10:33, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

You'll find advice at Help:Referencing for beginners. - David Biddulph (talk) 10:35, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Welcome to Wikipedia and to the Teahouse, @Nmetkn. I think your helpful observation could be left at the talk page of the article, and you can leave it to another editor to act on it, if you wish. You are quite right - the references sections cannot generally be edited directly. They are built up from the 'inline citations' added to text in the article, and then automatically compiled and displayed in the references section. This lets you refer to just one source many times over, whilst still only having one citation appearing in the references section.
I will leave you a welcome message on your talk page and invite you to take a look around at making small edits to Wikipedia to get you going. It's not for everyone, but we welcome everyone who is willing to help make improvements. Regards, Nick Moyes (talk) 11:54, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
@Nmetkn I checked the .pdfs of the references and both are fine. Haislip / DEA worked to reduce supplies of both methaqualone and methamphetamine and both are mentioned in ref #17, whereas ref #16 only mentions the former, which is correct for that article. Whether that was included in the Frontline documentary, I can't say: the documentary is mentioned but not cited. Mike Turnbull (talk) 12:59, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

NeuroonkologijaEdit

Where to start an article in Lithuanian? Wname1 (talk) 13:06, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Hi Wname1, are you looking for Lithuanian Wikipedia? English Wikipedia does not accept articles in Lithuanian. Justiyaya 14:13, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
@Wname1 An article in Lithuanian on Neuro-oncology actually already exists. You can find and improve it here. Nick Moyes (talk) 14:36, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
@Wname1 If you had already tried and failed to find that language version, I'm not surprised. I just checked and found that the Lithuanian article had been assigned its own unique identity on Wikidata back in 2013. I managed to remove its entry and reassign it to the other identity which already had 18 language versions showing up. So now there are 19 language versions showing for the single topic, and so it's much easier to find via the 'language' link for an article, now helpfully re-located at the top right of your screen in desktop mode.
Should you wish to take the English version of Neuro-oncology as a starting point, you may find helpful guidance on how to translate into other language at Wikipedia:Translate us, with more general information and help at Wikipedia:Translate Hope this helps you - and good luck! Nick Moyes (talk) 14:51, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Nick Moyes Thanks for your interesting information's. Wname1 (talk) 17:17, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
No worries. It's a pleasure to help. Nick Moyes (talk) 20:42, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Draft:Chanda dynastyEdit

Now can I move this page to the main space? -- Karsan Chanda (talk) 13:00, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

After your draft was declined you resubmitted it. The box on the draft says: "Review waiting, please be patient. This may take 3 months or more, since drafts are reviewed in no specific order. There are 2,431 pending submissions waiting for review." - David Biddulph (talk) 14:16, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
You should continue to improve your draft. For example, you need to ensure that your list of "notable people" includes only notable people by Wikipedia's definition, per WP:LISTPEOPLE. Shantavira|feed me 14:24, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Please verify the sources given by me in this article. -- Karsan Chanda (talk) 07:11, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

Draft:Arthur William Groom (children's author)Edit

Hello, can anyone help please? My draft for the above author has been declined apparently owing to a lack of reliable references to the authors works? My only real reference evidence is through a book written and researched by Anne Commire editor for reference books for Gale Group. There is a site of which you can gain access electronically to a book she wrote titled All About The Author Vol 10, which includes Arthur William Groom's history and works. I have attached a reference link to my draft page, but apparently this is not enough evidence to prove his works? What am I doing wrong please? This article took me a lot of hors and effort. Thank you. https://en-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/Anne_Commire Buryman49 (talk) 14:03, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

The text of your draft doesn't have inline citations. You need to put the references with the text that they support, see Help:Referencing for beginners. That way, future reviewers will see which of the text is sourced & which is unsourced. If you haven't already done so, you ought to read the notability requirements at WP:AUTHOR. - David Biddulph (talk) 14:13, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Thank you, so if I edit the draft and put in the inline citations this should be ok. The trouble is much of the reference needed to support the text is via a link that is only visible via electronic resource which the site requires logging in to gain access to the information, would this still be acceptable for Wikipedia? Thank you again. Buryman49 (talk) 18:05, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Yes, some of the best sources are often behind paywalls or not available online, Buryman49. See WP:SOURCEACCESS on this. Cordless Larry (talk) 18:07, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Just to be clear, this is about Draft:Arthur William Groom (children's author). No idea why the Wikilink to Anne. David notMD (talk) 18:51, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

What happened to my Wikipedia page?Edit

For over a decade, there existed a Wikipedia page dedicated to my work and achievements. Suddenly, it has disappeared. The page was titled: Laurence Galian. Laurence Galian is the pseudonym of Laurence J. Gagliano (b. 1954). I am surprised that it is possible to take the draconian action of removing an entire Wikipedia page without contacting myself (or others) to determine if I have additional material to justify my having a Wikipedia page dedicated to me. I feel I should have been contacted, and asked if I had any new achievements that would justify the continuance of the page. In point of fact, since the last update of my page, I have been able to find sources to substantiate new information that should justify the existence of a "Laurence Galian" Wikipedia page. The page that was removed lacked a large amount of information directly related to my career and achievements. For example, the article lacked all information about music albums of my original musical compositions. Also missing, was information regarding the airing of my original music on National Public Radio, an award from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, information regarding my large number of guest appearances on various podcasts, more than a million views my videocasts/podcasts/music videos I have received on YouTube, numerous articles published on internet sites, Worldcat data on the most widely held works by Laurence Galian, recent papers delivered at international conferences, and so forth. Please explain to me how a Wikipedia editor can single-handedly delete a page devoted to me and my work? And please explain to me how I might proffer a new "Laurence Galian" Wikipedia page. Thank you for you help in this regard. DazanMushin (talk) 15:05, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

This page ?[1] Timur9008 (talk) 15:08, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
DazanMushin Three Wikipedians (Wikipedia editors) agreed to delete the article, four if you count the deleting administrator. You can contact Wikipedia administrators to see if they are willing to provide a copy of the article so you can improve it, or you can start anew by creating a draft.
Remember that you are expected to write in an encyclopedic, neutral tone, that you have a conflict of interest and will find it difficult to not promote yourself, and that in order to demonstrate notability you need to meet WP:NAUTHOR, WP:NMUSICIAN or WP:GNG. Since the article was deleted only one year ago, I find this not worth your time. Sungodtemple (talkcontribs) 15:15, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
To be clear, they did reach out to you at your own talk page - User talk:DazanMushin. And it doesn't appear that you responded over the course of the last 2 years. Not sure how long you're expecting people to wait for a response from you, but deletion discussions generally run for a week or two. Sergecross73 msg me 16:28, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Although Wikipedia frowns on attempts at autobiographical articles (see WP:AUTO), it does not forbid such attempts. You can start anew using WP:YFA as a guide to how to create andsubmit a draft, although wise to first review the links that Sungoodtemple provided. As mentioned, you can ask for a copy of the article as it existed before the deletion. Content from that can be copy/pasted into your new draft. David notMD (talk) 19:11, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
A suggestion - leave out all things musical and instead focus on having reliable source references that identify you as an expert on the paranormal. David notMD (talk) 19:14, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Redirect pagesEdit

Do redirect pages ever get deleted after their content has been moved or merged to a new page? If not I feel like they should after a set period of time to save space. Wareno (talk) 17:05, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Hello, Wareno, and welcome to the Teahouse. Sometimes, but not often. The space taken up by redirects is really not an issue (especially given that deleted pages are in most cases still in the database). See WP:R#CRD ColinFine (talk) 17:16, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. Wareno (talk) 23:08, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Party Color CodesEdit

Hello :)

I have created Tønder Listen as a page about a local party in Denmark. I made it mostly for making 2021 Tønder municipal election more "beautiful". However unlike the other parties in that page, Tønder Listen is shown as having no color, and I don't understand how I can get it show the colors from the Tønder Listen page when writing about the party in 2021 Tønder municipal election. I want it to be like e.g. the display for Social Democrats.

Thanks, thomediter. Thomediter (talk) 17:52, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Hello, Thomeditor, and welcome to the Teahouse. I believe this is because the party is not listed in Module:Political party. See Module:Political party#Requesting an addition or a change. ColinFine (talk) 18:26, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Thanks :) Thomediter (talk) 18:30, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
@Thomediter I'm afraid that in my view, the article you created about a local political party does not appear to be Notable, and two of your three sources are primarily to the party's own website. Whilst it may be appropriate to mention this brand new political party at the article about Tønder Municipality, I can't see it meriting a page of its own. I note there is not an article about it on Danish Wikipedia, which tends to suggest it is not very notable there either. Or have I got something wrong, and do you have many, better national sources still to be added? Nick Moyes (talk) 22:42, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

CiationsEdit

What factors are put in to decide if a citation "From a good source" and "Not a good sources" Jackatwentyone (talk) 18:53, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

The feedback which you mistakenly deleted from your draft (despite the rubric "Do not remove this line!") includes a number of useful links, including to Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources. David Biddulph (talk) 19:03, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Thanks :) Jackatwentyone (talk) 19:06, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
I see that you have yet again tried to delete the previous feedback despite what it clearly says: "Do not remove this line!". The feedback is there to help you and to help subsequent reviewers. If you continue to resubmit without addressing the points raised this is liable to be regarded as tendentious editing. In particular the feedback tells you that reliable sources need to be (inter alia) "strictly independent of the subject" - David Biddulph (talk) 07:54, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

How do I go about creating a new pageEdit

I would like to add a new page in honor of a legend, Dr. Vithal C. Prabhu whose life's work was to address the taboo in India related to sex education. He was a great friend and peer to Dr. Mahindra Watsa because of the common interest in educating the masses with accurate sex education information. Dr. Prabhu's audience were mostly in Maharashtra because his first sex education book was written in Marathi, a local language of Maharashtra State in India.

One of his biggest achievements was his Marathi book on Human Sexuality publication in 1982, “Niramay Kaamjeevan” which has marked approximately 40 editions and has been translated in multiple Indian languages, and also referenced for a digital sex education app.

He wrote 17 books on General Health. In addition, he authored over 18 books on Human Sexuality, presented over 50 scientific papers at various National and International Conferences, wrote over 750 articles in newspapers and periodicals, lectured over 800 public and professional speeches, including the first human sexuality talk given on the All India Radio in 1985.

Dr Prabhu was the Founder Member and Chairperson of the Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (CSEPI). For his distinguished work in Sexology and other health areas, he received multiple awards and recognitions, several are missing in this list: · “Golden Lamp” Award, the highest honor by CSEPI · Lifetime Achievement Award at a National Conference of Sexology · Award at the First Asia Pacific Conference of Sexology · Chainakaar Arvind Raut Award · Shalayushi Medical Journalism Award · P.C.I. Trophy at the General Practitioner Association Conference · Maharashtra State – Best Literature Award, three times recipient · 7th World Congress of Sexology – Award in 1985 · Other

Please guide me on how I may start working on his page that could be very similar to the one created for Dr. Mahider Watsa https://en-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/Mahinder_Watsa

Although I don't have all the information, I am hoping to start one and update it as more information gets gathered by his followers, or have them request the owner of copy rights to grant permission to the Majestic Book publishers to release the wealth of information that could share about all his publications.

Looking forward to a response. Thank you. Regards, Leena Mehta 98.26.64.29 (talk) 19:22, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Hello, Leena, and welcome to the Teahouse and to Wikipedia. Please note that creating a new article is one of the most challenging tasks there are for new editors, and I always advise new editors to spend a few months making improvements to some of our six million existing articles and learning how Wikipedia works, before trying it.
When you think you are ready, your first article is the place to start. Some pointers I will give you, though:
  1. Wikipedia articles are not "in honor of" anybody. We have articles on very virtuous people and organisations, and on the most villanous people and organisations. Every article should be neutral in tone. An article should contain not one word of praise (or condemnation) of the subject, in Wikipedia's voice. (It may contain such things in quotations from independent sources). When somebody has a passion for a subject, as it sounds as if you have, this can be difficult.
  2. What the subject did, said, or published, is not relevant to an article except where independent sources have written about it. This is key: almost the entire article should be based on what independent published sources have said about the subject, not on what the subject said or did that has not been written about independently. You need to start by finding suitable sources to establish that he meets Wikipedia's criteria for notability. See WP:BACKWARD.
  3. A small amount of factual information from non-independent sources may be used if there is enough independent material. But unpublished information may should never be included in an article. It is unlikely that you will gain anything by contacting the publishers: reliably published information may be included, and unpublished information may not. Their permission would be relevant only if you were intending to incorporate significant amounts of text from somewhere (which would be very unlikely to be sutable); or if you wanted to use images to which they hold the copyright. This is more likely; but only if the publishers demonstrably hold the copyright (which is often not the case), and they are willing to release it under a licence acceptable to Wikipedia. See Image use policy.
  4. You are not required to create an account in order to create and submit a draft, but doing so makes it easier for other editors to communicate with you, and has some other advantages.
ColinFine (talk) 19:54, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
If you create an account you will have a Sandbox. That is a useful space to draft content and references which once satisfactory, can be copy/pasted into your draft. As mentioned above, WP:YFA explains how to start a draft, Help:Referencing for beginners on how to create references. Note that Publish changes at the bottom really means same changes (that confuses many new editors). A question: did you have a personal connection to Prabhu? If so, see WP:COI for how to state that on your User page. David notMD (talk) 20:30, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Mister VertigoEdit

or (Mr. Vertigo) are a Boston MA based alternative/indie rock band formed in the year 2000. I am a fan of the band and feel they should have a Wikipedia page. They have been on several labels. Have been an integral part of the New England music scene for years. Have put out 5 LP's and 3 EP's. They have also worked with many other notable artists throughout the years. Mister Vertigo has also had songs in movies and on TV. I wanted to know if they are notable enough to write an article on. [2]https://www.google.com/search?q=mister+vertigo&rlz=1C2SQJL_enUS891US895&ei=jbDeY-aAHYzY5NoP98iukAs&gs_ssp=eJzj4tVP1zc0TIk3TcrOSi4yYPTiy80sLkktUihLLSrJTM8HAJuPCoA&oq=mister+vertigo&gs_lcp=Cgxnd3Mtd2l6LXNlcnAQARgAMgUILhCABDIGCAAQFhAeMgYIABAWEB4yBggAEBYQHjIGCAAQFhAeMgYIABAWEB4yBggAEBYQHjIGCAAQFhAeMgYIABAWEB4yBggAEBYQHjoTCAAQjwEQ6gIQtAIQjAMQ5QIYAToTCC4QjwEQ6gIQtAIQjAMQ5QIYAToFCC4QkQI6BQgAEJECOgcILhDUAhBDOg4ILhCABBCxAxDHARDRAzoICAAQgAQQsQM6CAguELEDEIMBOgsIABCABBCxAxCDAToRCC4QgAQQsQMQgwEQxwEQ0QM6BAgAEEM6CgguEOUEENQCEEM6BAguEEM6CwguEIMBELEDEIAEOgsILhCABBCxAxCDAToLCC4QgAQQxwEQrwE6CAguENQCEJECOhEILhCDARCvARDHARCxAxCABDoHCAAQsQMQQzoLCC4QrwEQxwEQgAQ6EQguEIAEELEDEIMBEMcBEK8BOgUIABCABDoHCAAQgAQQCkoECEEYAEoECEYYAFAAWNAeYIEuaAFwAHgAgAGWAogBiwySAQU2LjcuMZgBAKABAbABCsABAdoBBAgBGAo&sclient=gws-wiz-serp Please send a reply If6was9iwouldbe15 (talk) 19:31, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

It's worth reading the notability criteria at WP:NBAND. If you think that there are independent reliable sources to demonstrate their notability, try reading the guidance at WP:Your first article. - David Biddulph (talk) 19:36, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Hello, If6was9, and welcome to the Teahouse. As well as David Biddulph's answer, I suggest you read my reply to the question immediately before this. Not all of it may be relevant to you, but most of it is. ColinFine (talk) 19:57, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

smalljimEdit

is there account hacked? there used to be a "this wikipedian is deceaced" thing on his page and now hes editing again?? HUH???! 50.109.155.222 (talk) 19:56, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

User:Smalljim professes to be less Wikipedia-active, but on current User page and Talk page has no statement about being dead (or undead). David notMD (talk) 20:37, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
I can confidently report that at no time have I been "deceaced", or anything similar :)  —Smalljim  21:42, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Wikipedia hackedEdit

Today at 15:23 approximately, I was checking old "Did you know?" facts and suddenly, there was a very long text from a user with this title: "THIS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED". After going to see other Wikipedia pages and refreshed the window several times, it was gone. What happened? Sété40 (talk) 20:57, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Sété40 Hello and welcome to the Teahouse. You likely encountered an act of vandalism, that was subsequently removed. 331dot (talk) 20:59, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Thank you for your answer. This is true, but the text was on all Wikipedia pages. That's weird... Sété40 (talk) 21:02, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Sometimes somebody manages to vandalize a template that is transcluded on many pages. It usually does not stay there long.
Mitch199811, Sete didn't say they wer on the main page, but checking through old DYKs. ColinFine (talk) 23:13, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
It was also on the main page, and even on the French version of Wikipedia. And by 15:23, I meant 20:23 UTC. Sété40 (talk) 15:44, 5 February 2023 (UTC)
Doesn't cascade protection guard everything on the front page? ✶Mitch199811✶ 22:21, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

No Edit Suggestions on iPad OS appEdit

It's there on other platforms, a small button on the menu bar with a pencil. When clicked it gives you edit suggestions within the app. Why was it removed for iPadOS? Thanks 72.14.99.86 (talk) 22:41, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

Welcome to the Teahouse, IP user. Few serious editors use the Wikipedia app for editing, so I doubt we can give you much help with that. I use an old iPhone running iOS 12.5.7 and just access Wikipedia via Safari in desktop mode (Note: you can switch between desktop view and mobile view via a teeny-tiny link hidden right at the very bottom of every page.)
In desktop view, click on your username and look for the tab next to it called 'Homepage'. This will give you various suggested edits you can make to improve Wikipedia. I'm not aware of any pencil icon that performs the function you describe, though our editing tools on the web do use two pencil icons - one for switching on and off 'syntax highlighting' whilst using our WP:Source editor, plus a different-looking pencil icon for switching between that editor and Visual Editor. I hope this makes some sense for your editing situation. Regards, Nick Moyes (talk) 00:10, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

Dr. Manhattan and other articlesEdit

How can I improve the following articles:

What can I improve on? IAmTheGinger (talk) 22:51, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

(Host comment: I merged four questions into one for brevity) Nick Moyes (talk) 23:09, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
IAmTheGinger: you could improve Hamster cage by converting all the section headers to "sentence case", with words capitalised only if they are proper names or the first word of the title. Maproom (talk) 23:28, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
@IAmTheGinger: Welcome to the Teahouse. All four articles have 'templates' either at the top or in the body of the article suggesting that wording could be improved to make it more neutral and encyclopaedic in tone. Copy editing to do this comes quite easily to some people, but not to others - so it depends on how you feel about your Engliosh writing abilities and your skills in summarising content in a clear, factual and non POV manner.
Some paragraphs have no supporting citations, so you could search for sources that support the statements and insert the reference and edit the content accordingly.
Dr Manhattan is regarded as a B-class article, which means it could be better, but is fairly well constructed already, and the others are also all quite detailed. So these might all be quite challenging tasks to work on for a new user. By way of example, the first sentence of Hamster cage is incredibly clumsy, stating: A hamster cage is a cage designed to house a hamster or several different hamsters. This really grates on me, and could be far better worded in the voice of an encylopaedia as A hamster cage is an enclosure designed to house one or more hamsters. Repeated use of the same words in one or more consecutive sentences are not at all pleasant to read, and should be fixed. One trick I find useful is to read sentences out loud and see how they sound when you speak them. Do you trip over them? Does repetitive use of the same word make it sound dull or clumsy? Is the punctuation in the right, place, for example?
Making small changes that increases comprehension are important. Just ensure you don't add anything in that is either misleading or that adds uncited factual statements. If in doubt - leave it alone.
If you want to look for easier first tasks, try clicking on your 'Homepage' tab and take a look at some suggested first edits. Hope some of this helps, Nick Moyes (talk) 23:31, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
IAmTheGinger All of your edits to those four articles were reverted. You scattered new sentences and grammatically improper sentence fragments into the existing text that were unnecessary descriptions, and provided no references for the new content. David notMD (talk) 23:41, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
@Nick Moyes I see that the phrasing at the start of the Hamster cage article was OK until it was made awkward by the OP, @IAmTheGinger. David10244 (talk) 07:18, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

List of names inside Memorial Hall to serve as link back point for individual Wikipedia pagesEdit

Hello. Memorial Hall (Harvard University) Contains marble tablets of Harvard students and alumni who died fighting for the Union in the Civil War. Harvard has provided a list of these names here: https://websites.harvard.edu/memhall/home-2/buildings/memorial-transept/names-listed-in-the-memorial-hall-transept/ many of these individuals have their own Wikipedia pages. Fletcher Webster’s Wikipedia page mentions memorials to him around Boston. Memorial Hall is not listed. MemHallUsher (talk) 23:22, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

How do I update the Wikipedia page for memorial hall to best include this list of names that are inside Memorial Hall? MemHallUsher (talk) 23:23, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
Hello, MemHallUsher. The best way to present the information depends on how many of the 136 have Wikipedia biographies. I assume that number is significantly smaller. Please clarify. Cullen328 (talk) 23:33, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

I have located 4 pages so far and am only on tablet 3. Out of 136 what might be the minimum threshold? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MemHallUsher (talkcontribs) 23:53, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

MemHallUsher, I do not think that there is any minimum. If it is roughly ten people or so, I would just mention the names in running prose. If the number is larger, it could be presented as a bulleted list. Cullen328 (talk) 00:27, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

FeldenkraisEdit

the descriptions under this entry are false: Feldenkrais Method is not a therapy and has never presented itself as such. Also, a vascular surgeon's ideas about the Feldenkrais Method are described as valid, just because this person published an article. That article is not researched, is not based in the neuroscience that the Feldenkrais Method is based on. The entire entry on Feldenkrais Method, a method of learning, based in neuroscience, reads like a gossip page, sprinkled with selective citations of which many are not valid since they mis-define the method as a medical therapy method to begin with. Yet, Wikipedia continues to obstruct valid adjustments to the entry, as a long history of attempts does show. Who exactly is behind this entry? What is their agenda?? Maybe this person knows how to lock in what they wrote, but what they wrote is in error. What then is the process to make changes, if the originator of the entry somehow knows how to by-pass peer review and correction by those in the field of neuro-transformative learning. It makes a joke of Wikipedia, to keep deeply flawed entries in place. Durgaval (talk) 02:20, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

Durgaval Feldenkrais Method has existed as an article since 2003, undergoing more than 1500 edits by scores of editors. If you disagree with parts of it, you are welcome to continue to edit, either adding or subtracting content, as long as reliable source referencing is maintained. However, I see that you have edited the article and all of your edits reverted. When being reverted, the proper next step is to start a discussion on the Talk page, and also read previous discussions there, including the more recent archive #2, to understand what previous edits have been disputed. There, there have been prolonged and heated debates over the quality of evidence for effects of Feldenkrais Method. David notMD (talk) 04:00, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

Help with notability creating a new pageEdit

Hi! I'm attempting to create a page for a music artist known as Nurko: Draft:Nurko

After this current rejection, I'm unsure of how the "topic is not sufficiently notable for inclusion in Wikipedia" as there is plenty of independent reliable sources citied and it also satisfies the condition: Has had a single or album on any country's national music chart with his collaboration with Illenium titled 'Sideways', as referenced in this Billboard article: https://www.billboard.com/pro/illenium-valerie-broussard-nurko-sideways-hot-dance-electronic-songs-debut/ which was also referenced.


Any help/advice on where to improve the page would be greatly appreciated! Lightless1 (talk) 02:42, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

Multiple reviewers have declined the draft, and one has rejected it, as failing to establish the subject as notable. After all the work you've done, it seems you've been unable to find reliable independent published sources with in-depth discussion of the subject. The best advice I can give is: give up, and find a better use for your time. Maproom (talk) 09:29, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

London-Sydney Kangaroo RouteEdit

Many airlines use the wrong term so the public can easily be forgiven for using the term "DIRECT" thinking they are flying on a NON-STOP flight. They are two totally different things! The chart on the above webpage should be edited to read NON-STOP but there must be numerous other pages in Wiki that have the same wrong information. A DIRECT flight has one flight number but can have multiple stops on route. Shortsolent (talk) 02:48, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

Hello, Shortsolent. There is no Wikipedia article called London-Sydney Kangaroo Route although we have an article Kangaroo Route that does a good job describing this type of flight. We have articles Direct flight and Non-stop flight. You can raise your concerns at Talk: Kangaroo Route. Cullen328 (talk) 03:12, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

Internet Archive BotEdit

Hello. I was trying to use the Internet Archive Bot in meta wiki. So, I clicked the run bot on a single page option but it shows that the action I request to perform needs the analyzepage permission. Can you help me please? The Abnormal Guy (talk) 09:58, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

Sounds like a question for meta:User talk:InternetArchiveBot. - David Biddulph (talk) 10:06, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

what is the meaning of WikipediaEdit

Wikipedia is a free, open content online encyclopedia created through the collaborative effort of a community of users known as Wikipedians. Anyone registered on the site can create an article for publication; registration is not required to edit articles. 117.196.9.153 (talk) 12:26, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

The article Wikipedia has more info. Did you have a question about using Wikipedia? That's what this help desk is for. RudolfRed (talk) 12:50, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

ParameterEdit

The last time I put two sources in Root of unity was the part of integer power and inverse of root of unity, with its complex conjugate. The problem is that the Joseph Rotman 3rd edition has two part. For complex conjugate, I used the part one

Rotman, Joseph J. (2015). Advanced Modern Algebra (3rd ed.). American Mathematical Society. p. 129.

However, there is no such parameter that could featured the part of the book as well. Should I write its part on the title book? Regards, Dedhert.Jr (talk) 13:24, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

@Dedhert.Jr I would say "yes". It is a similar situation to using Volume numbers described at {{cite book}}. I note that Part one and Part two have different ISBN, which you should also include in the citation (1=9781470427313, 2=9781470423117). Mike Turnbull (talk) 16:22, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

TOC is missing when printing a wikipedia articleEdit

I have notice that the Wikipedia has changed its look. The main change I am concerned with is that the Table of Content (TOC) is on the side. If you wish to print a page using the print/export tool, the TOC is not included. Is there a way to include the TOC in the print/pdf? Theophilius (talk) 14:46, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

@Theophil789 I think that this behaviour has changed even more recently than the change to Vector 2022. I'm pretty sure that up to a couple of days ago printouts included TOC's. That might of course upset some people as with long articles the TOC could "waste" a lot of paper. Hence the current state. To revert to having the TOC you could go back to Vector 2010 via your preferences. You could do that permanently or just for a printing session. Mike Turnbull (talk) 16:05, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

Merge BBC Worldwide and it's exact text, infobox, and history into BBC StudiosEdit

I know I said this in Talk:BBC Studios, but it seems like they never merged anything and all they did was change the name, so we might as well. Sirhewlett (talk) 15:54, 5 February 2023 (UTC)