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Jim McIngvale[]

Jim McIngvale ( | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Jim McIngvale: I heard of this guy the first time today. Thought I'd look him up. His whole wiki bio read like an advertisement for his business. From sales and discounts to store locations, advertising, volume of merchandise, to giveaways. And "a portion of proceeds goes to charity" doesn't make him a philanthropist. I have no grudge against the guy, but his bio is less bio, and more sales pitch. I tried deleting a ton of it, and it wouldn't let me. So much of this stuff is irrelevant. It's a bio of a person, not the company's sales pitch. Thanks for helping to change this shameful bio. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:4C0:8100:9F0:ADE7:7291:CD84:272D (talk) 02:16, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

I've deleted about a third of the article, as being about the subject's furniture business rather than himself. I think there's scope for further improvement.

Thanks for fixing it. The "philanthropy" portion bothers me too. Inviting the former President to a fundraiser for a religious charity (Salvation Army), and then donating a tiny amount of money to your church is hardly philanthropy. That's either political or religious, but the Salvation Army spreads Christianity, not philanthropy. And opening your warehouse for a few days during a hurricane when you can't sell furniture anyways isn't philanthropy either. It's just doing a nice thing for displaced neighbors. Call the section "charitable contributions" or something. The man is supposedly worth $75 million (https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/business-executives/jim-mcingvale-net-worth), and a tiny $50,000 donation to his church doesn't making him a philantropist. Thanks for fixing this, as people labeling themselves "philantropists" need scrutinized. Maproom (talk) 07:17, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, me again. So I started looking through the sources, and many of them are sourced from his company's website. That doesn't seem to be an acceptable source to me. From his invented mattress, to his donation to the mobile stroke unit, it's just a dead link on his company's website. You can't claim you did something, then write up a wikipedia article based on your claims. That's essentially what's going on here. Beyond that, most of the sources seem to be garbage websites from the beginning. None of this stuff is verifiable. One source is "Free Enterprise Land". What the heck is? Google's never heard of it. #13, 14, 18 and 19 are either sourced from his website, or from his facebook page. #9 is unverifiable. #10 is just an opinion column in trade magazine that reads like an advertisement for his business. We gotta clean this up. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:4C0:8100:9F0:A170:7FD2:607D:AB07 (talk) 04:05, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

September 14[]

Block?[]

Why is there a message saying I'm blocked from ing for VANDALISM? For what, on relation to what? isn't there supposed to be warnings given according to Wikipedia? Is the person who did this really an administrator and, if so, why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Theamrad (talkcontribs) 05:55, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

The above is the only contribution you have ever made to Wikipedia, at least while logged in as Theamrad. And your talk page is blank. Where did you see the message? Maproom (talk) 07:20, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Maproom for taking the time to reply. Sorry I don't even know if this is the correct way to reply. The message appeared when the or was loading and referenced an IP address, which in my case is dynamic (Indonesia ISP at the moment). But it also mentioned the block was against my username which seemed strange and stated it had 75 days to run. Theamrad (talk) 07:11, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Help me[]

I was trying to export this file to Commons. But there is an abuse filter blocking me because I am not an OTRS member. So I removed the permission template and tried again. Again I failed to export it. And now I cannot revert my because of the abuse filter. Please revert my . Thanks in advance. Masum Reza📞 12:09, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

 Done The OTRS template has been restored by Vermont. Eagleash (talk) 14:19, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion[]

Hi there. Is it only administrators that can remove speedy deletion templates? (I'm talking about reasonable speedy deletion candidates). In other words, is it only administrators that can review speedy deletions (I know non-admins can't delete pages). Thanks, Willbb234Talk (please {{ping}} me in replies) 15:38, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Willbb234. WP:SPEEDY says "The creator of a page may not remove a speedy deletion tag from it. Only an or who is not the creator of a page may do so. A creator who disagrees with the speedy deletion should instead click on the Contest this speedy deletion button that appears inside of the speedy deletion tag"/ Does this answer your question? --ColinFine (talk) 16:26, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the response ColinFine. No, in this case, it was not the creator of the article that removed the CSD template. Willbb234Talk (please {{ping}} me in replies) 16:29, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Also on WP:SPEEDY - If an or other than the creator removes a speedy deletion tag in good faith, it should be taken as a sign that the deletion is not uncontroversial and another deletion process should be used.. ~~ OxonAlex - talk 17:00, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Draft Article I would like to publish.[]

Hello,

I created a draft article for the World Pro Ski Tour I would like to publish. How can I do this.

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Camburgey (talkcontribs) 17:52, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

@Camburgey: Welcome to Wikipedia, and thanks for wanting to add to it. When your draft at Draft:World_Pro_Ski_Tour is ready for review, you may add {{subst:submit}} at the top and it will show a button you can use to put it on the list to be reviewed. However, it is not ready for that yet. Look at WP:YFA for guidance on what is needed to create and article, and then add in the needed citations. WP:REFB will show you how to do the referencing. RudolfRed (talk) 21:02, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Jayley Woo[]

I'm having a strange problem here. I have Jayley Woo watchlisted, and it was recently ed. When I try to open it, it causes my tab to crash. I'm also unable to open all the other pages that have been ed by the same IP, but can open everything else on my watchlist. I'm unsure if this is a problem with my computer or with something that was inserted into the article -- can someone else take a look? Thanks! aboideautalk 19:32, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

I am using Firefox on Windows 10 and for me it works fine. What are you using? I don't see anything special about the s other than the fact they are using Chinese characters. Poveglia (talk) 20:45, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Firefox with Linux Mint. Just a glitch, I guess. Thank you for checking. aboideautalk 22:11, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
I'll mark this as resolved for now, if the problem re-appears feel free to remove the resolved tag or start a new section. I believe that there is a decent chance a reboot would fix this weird problem. Poveglia (talk) 23:05, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Resolved

Watchlist and notifications/Bots[]

I have two questions:

Question 1
I would like to get a notification when one of the pages on my watchlist gets ed. Is that possible?

Question 2
I am interested in creating a bot that automatically tags drafts for speedy deletion when they have not been ed in six months. Could you help me get started on that?

Please ping me in your responses.

Thanks in advance from Interstellarity (talk) 20:34, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

@Interstellarity: Which programming language would you like to use for the bot? I would recommend using Pywikibot. Poveglia (talk) 20:41, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Poveglia, I have no preference in the programming language. Interstellarity (talk) 20:57, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
If you have no preference for a specific programming language then you should take a look at Pywikibot; using something like that instead of starting from scratch might save you a lot of work. Poveglia (talk) 21:27, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
@Poveglia and RudolfRed:, Please make sure that you answer my first question. Interstellarity (talk) 21:39, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Also, I do know a little bit of Python, though I am not an expert at it. I am also new to making bots I have read the pages at this link and find that confusing. Could you give me a step by step process on how to do this? I think it will be a great experience for me if I create a bot that makes life a little bit easier for everyone. Interstellarity (talk) 22:06, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
@Interstellarity: From what I can tell, AFC draft submissions not ed in 6 months or more are automatically added to Category:G13_eligible_AfC_submissions. It seems like your proposed bot would just add the speedy tag to all of these? RudolfRed (talk) 20:59, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
RudolfRed, Correct. Interstellarity (talk) 21:00, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
1. You can go to Preferences > User profile > Email me when a page or a file on my watchlist is changed. It's not possible to be notified via the ping system. 2. You can a) go to WP:BOTREQ to request bots b) read the documentation on how to use Pywikibot (Python) or Nodemw (NodeJS) and take it through WP:BRFA, or c) Create or request a user script that goes through these articles (probably the easiest solution). However I want to discourage you from doing that since many old drafts are actually suitable for mainspace and I feel an or should take a final look and decide whether a draft should be G13'd, G13-postponed, or mainspaced. – Thjarkur (talk) 22:29, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Þjarkur, Thank you for answering my first question. It seems like you are recommending me to not create a bot and that the best solution is to check the article to see whether it should be G13'd or not. I appreciate your assistance and I will come back here or ask you if I have any more questions. Interstellarity (talk) 23:31, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

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I don't have much to add to User:Þjarkur's answer to question #1.

I think its not unimaginable that people would oppose mass nominating those articles by bot because there is no WP:DEADLINE; rather than nominating them en mass we could more slowly reduce the WP:BACKLOG and perhaps give every article a somewhat better change at being rescued or at least a bit more human touch.

I'm not necessarily agreeing with that but for a first bot-task I would recommend doing something rather boring that no one could find any reason to oppose (an example of such a task would be adding a section header with the date on a page like this).

For the task you proposed you don't really need a bot; there is currently a bit of a backlog but I don't think there are many new articles being added to that category every day.

WP:AWB can load all articles that are in a specific category in a list, so we can make a list of everything in Category:G13_eligible_AfC_submissions. Then you could configure AWB to prepend each article with the nomination tag.

I explicitly do recommend that you write a bot (although I'd pick a different task) because it is fun and you learn a lot.

You already know some Python and Pywikibot's library can save you a lot of time.

If you want to play around a bit you can Google "bitnami mediawiki" to install your own MediaWiki installation on your computer.

Poveglia (talk) 23:52, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Poveglia, Would you recommend requesting the AutoWikiBrowser permission so that I can continue doing that? Would this be a permission that I need? Interstellarity (talk) 00:03, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter, Eagleash, David Biddulph, Arch dude, Lourdes, ColinFine, Dbfirs, Maproom, Joseph A. Spadaro, and 331dot: Did anyone see my question above? Interstellarity (talk) 11:50, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure which question you are referring to, Interstellarity, or why you pinged me, or several other ors. If no volunteer ors choose to answer a question, there may be a reason for that. But pinging a list of ors like that comes over to me as an impatient demand, that I (at least) am disinclined to respond to. --ColinFine (talk) 10:03, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
ColinFine, Is it better to wait 24 hours for a response? If no one responds within that period, what should I do? Interstellarity (talk) 10:22, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
@Interstellarity: I enjoyed reading How To Ask Questions The Smart Way by Eric Steven Raymond. I think its safe to assume that many people here have demanding jobs and kids and a significant other and perhaps a dog or a cat; they'll have a lot of responsibilities and tasks that are more important to them than helping a random stranger. A day is rather short, but if for example the section is archived without any responses you could perhaps try somewhere else. Poveglia (talk) 17:10, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Poveglia, Thanks for the book recommendation. I am also busy in real life as well. I'm sorry for any disruption I've done on this forum. Interstellarity (talk) 20:48, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Interstellarity Disruption? Au contraire; as a jaded old person I am glad to see someone who is enthusiastic about the kind of stuff I like. Poveglia (talk) 20:52, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
AWB can tag them for deletion, but it can't notify the author. There's really no rush. – Thjarkur (talk) 13:36, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Þjarkur, If I get granted this permission, is it necessary to notify the author? Interstellarity (talk) 13:50, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
I'd say so, otherwise we might lose plenty of good content that the authors just forgot about. If we were in a hurry an admin could just nuke CAT:G13. – Thjarkur (talk) 13:55, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Þjarkur, I have requested the permission at WP:RFP/AWB. Interstellarity (talk) 14:23, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

September 15[]

Adding an image[]

Hi, so I've tried multiple times to add an image to a wikipedia page "Shilpi Somaya Gowda" and it is a Wikipedia page about me, and I have the rights the image. However, it keeps getting removed. Can you help me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bishopsmg (talkcontribs) 01:55, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Bishopsmg. The images you have attempted to upload were not uploaded correctly. Example: "Removing Shilpi_Somaya_Gowda_headshot.png, it has been deleted from Commons by Túrelio because: Copyright violation: picture exists here: https://whistlerwritersfest.com/gowda-s" Example: "Removing SSG_6.2019.jpg, it has been deleted from Commons by Túrelio because: Copyright violation: external source, no license, no permission" Please read Wikipedia:Uploading images.--Quisqualis (talk) 02:32, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
@Bishopsmg: The photographer owns the copyright, not the image subject. - FlightTime (open channel) 02:35, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Hello, Bishopsmg. The image may only be used if the copyright owner (who is probably not you) explicitly releases it under a licence such as CC-BY-SA, which will allow anybody to reuse it for any purpose: see donating copyright materials. Furthermore, please read conflict of interest and Autobiography for why it is inappropriate for you to be ing the Wikipedia article about yourself. --ColinFine (talk) 10:13, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Trying to make language template for Western Armenian[]

Resolved

Hi, guys! I know Template:Lang-hy exists, but I'd like to make one for Template:Lang-hyw (Western Armenian). However I get a lua error if I simply port the code from one to another. How do I get a Western Armenian one?

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 09:55, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

What lua error? I did a simple experiment of copying the content of {{lang-hy}} to {{lang-hyw}} and then previewed my sandbox with that and did not get a lua error. Because I wrote Module:Lang, if you are seeing lua errors, I want to know about them so that they can be fixed if necessary.
Trappist the monk (talk) 10:04, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

I inputted the following code: <includeonly>{{#invoke:lang|lang_xx_inherit |code=hyw }}</includeonly><noinclude> {{Documentation|Template:Lang-x/doc}} [[Category:Indo-European multilingual support templates|Lang-hyw]] </noinclude>

The lua error I get is: "Lua error in Module:Lua_banner at line 90: attempt to index field '' (a nil value)."

The only changes I made were "hy" -> "hyw" WhisperToMe (talk) 10:24, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Module:Lua banner is not part of Module:Lang. What or are you using? Is it that abomination that is ve? Try again and save the results. Do you still see the error?
Trappist the monk (talk) 10:32, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
I use the regular source code or on the webpage, using a laptop. Anyway I saved the page to Template:Lang-hyw. I still see an error... WhisperToMe (talk) 10:37, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
I just purged the page; now no error so no explanation for its existence.
Trappist the monk (talk) 10:40, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
The template worked the whole time. The error message was displayed in the documentation where {{Lang-x/doc}} calls {{Lua}} which calls Module:Lua banner. It tries to read the page itself but if the page does not exist then it produces the error. This can apparently affect both preview before the page exists and the original save which creates the page. When the page is later purged it does exist at the time and there is no problem. Previewing {{Lua}} alone on a non-existing template page gives the same error. I will report it at Template talk:Lua. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:32, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Draft[]

Dear community, I ask you to help transfer the page from the draft section to the main space of English Wikipedia. Thank you very much. This is a link to the page: Draft:Nicolai Ivanovich Kravchenko — Preceding unsigned comment added by Silvers2 (talkcontribs) 10:26, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Not yet ready for mainspace. The most obvious problems are that there are no references and no wikilinks to other articles. I suggest that you read the advice at WP:Your first article and WP:Tutorial. I have taken the liberty of changing the link in your question from a URL to a wikilink. --David Biddulph (talk) 11:52, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Use of thumbnails of copyrighted photos on Wikipedia[]

Greetings - -

I understand we can not include copyrighted photos in Wikipedia pages without permission.

My question is: can we include thumbnails of copyrighted photos in Wikipedia pages. This is already been deemed "legal" under "fair use" guidelines and is implemented legally on MANY online sites e.g. Google, Yahoo, etc. [ See "Are thumbnails fair use?" at https://photocopyrightlaw.com/are-thumbnails-fair-use/ ].

Seems like this should be acceptable for Wikipedia.


 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jau53 (talkcontribs) 17:30, 15 September 2019 (UTC) 
@Jau53: The rules on Wikipedia are stricter than fair use. See WP:NFCC for the guidelines. RudolfRed (talk) 17:59, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

English language[]

Hi. It would be nice if someone could tell me if these translations have to be sourced:

English: laugh, laughed, laughed; Low German: lachen, lachte, lacht; Dutch: lachen, lachte, gelachen; German: lachen, lachte, gelacht (weak verb)
English: I shall, he shall; Low German: ik schall, he schall; Dutch: ik zal, hij zal; German: ich soll, er soll (modal verb)
Latin: pes; Greek: πόδι (pódi); Russian: под (pod); Sanskrit: द् (pád)
Low German: Keese, Kark; Dutch: kaas, kerk; German: Käse, Kirche ("k" without palatalization)ArchitectMan (talk) 17:32, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
@ArchitectMan: in what context? on Wictionary, you need sources. Here, any assertion that is challenged must be sourced or removed, so I think a "rule of reason" applies. If you see something that is suspect, then either source it, challenge it with a {{fact}} template, or remove it. But randomly doing this to all occurances in all articles would in my opinion be disruptive for most readers. -Arch dude (talk) 19:18, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
The context is presumably what can be seen in the history of English language? --David Biddulph (talk) 20:00, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Yes :-) There were grammar examples for several years and i enhanced them with Low German, and with the modal/non-modal verbs example. I also highlighted some letters. The examples illustrated and related to the text right above them.ArchitectMan (talk) 21:49, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
In my opinino they should be sourced in this context. This is basically the subject of the article. Probably not an explicit separate reference for each and every variant of each and every word, but surely we need references. -Arch dude (talk) 03:54, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

September 16[]

Blockage[]

I would like to know which Wikipedia rules I have contravened such that I am blocked. Free speech? My *rse. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Swidger28 (talkcontribs) 05:46, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

I can see no evidence that you are blocked. Perhaps you forgot to log on and received a message intended for a vandal using the same IP address. Just log in and try again, but please note that former QES pupils must already have an article on Wikipedia to be added to the list. By the way, Wikipedia ors are expected to be polite. Dbfirs 06:11, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps you may be asking why your s were reverted in this dif? OkayKenji (talk page) 06:23, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
WP:s purpose is not to give you a forum for free speech, more at Wikipedia:Free speech. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 08:17, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

home random login settings[]

Why do I always get an overlay down the left hand side of the Wikipedia page with these headings which I cannot turn off? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.191.78.1 (talk) 08:15, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Confidential information on usermanual.wiki[]

Hi

confidential information regarding our products is available on usermanual.wiki - i can't find a way to contact them directly to have it removed. Any help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reb1walsh (talkcontribs) 08:54, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Usermanual.wiki has no connection with Wikipedia. It is an American website hosted by cloudfare.com of 665 Third Street #207, San Francisco, CA, 94107 (Phone +1-650-319-8930). Perhaps someone here can find out for you who runs the website. It would be best to contact them directly, rather than the hosting company. Dbfirs 09:10, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

PRITHVI SINGH AZAD https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prithvi_Singh_Azad[]

Prithvi Singh Azad ( | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

I am the Grandson of Baba Prithvi Singh Azad. The following statements given on Wikipedia are incorrect:

He came from a Dalit family[2] . This is incorrect & needs to be removed. He came from a Bhati Rajput family oroginally from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

After the Indian independence, he served as the minister of labor and local self-government in the Bhim Sen Sachar ministry in the state of Punjab.[3] He was also a member of the first Constituent Assembly of India.[4] Both these statements are incorrect & need to be removed. It was reported that Azad was with Chandra Shekhar Azad just before the British forces surrounded him at Alfred Park on 27 February 1931, but the latter asked Prithvi Singh to escape while deciding to continue his battle with the forces. This statement is incorrect & needs to be removed — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2409:4055:208:A69F:9FF:6A6F:258D:83A9 (talk) 09:20, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello, all the statements you refer to are supported by seemingly independent reliable sources. Wikipedia reports on what has been written about a subject in reliable secondary sources. If you wish to see changes made you can request this at the article talk page. You will need to provide sources to support your version. As you have a conflict of interest you should not attempt to the article yourself. Please do not disrupt the article further. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 09:38, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Table at List of nearest black holes[]

I am incompetent at ing tables, and resorted to VisualEdit (which I hate) for some reorganization of content, but the result has a couple of flaws. The biggest issue is that the table has some of the lines under "system" each match two lines under "component" (good!) but when you sort by any column those lines split and duplicate (bad!). Ideally the double cells would never split, but I guess one could live with double cells ("system" entries) splitting when sorting on the single cells ("component" entries) but not when sorting on double cells.

Furthermore, if some table-gnome could come by and fix the following it would be great:

  1. There is some inconsistency in the headers (font size and bold)
  2. The last column ("notes...") should not be sortable

TigraanClick here to contact me 09:43, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Collapsing rowspan when sorting cannot be avoided as far as I know. I removed all <small>...</small>, made the notes column unsortable and some other tweaks.[1] PrimeHunter (talk) 12:05, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

I want to create my own profile[]

I hereby wish to create a profile of my own on wikipedia as for information — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kavindja (talkcontribs) 10:05, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

@Kavindja: Your use of the word 'profile' suggests to me that you have a common misunderstanding as to what Wikipedia is. Wikipedia does not have profiles; it has articles. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and not social media for people to tell the world about themselves. As an encyclopedia, Wikipedia summarizes what independent reliable sources with significant coverage state about article subjects that meet Wikipedia's special definition of notability; in this case, that of a notable person). Wikipedia is not interested in what the subject wants to say about themselves. Please read Wikipedia's policy on autobiographies; creating one is strongly discouraged. This is because people naturally write favorably about themselves. In order for you to be successful in writing about yourself, you would essentially need to forget everything you know about yourself and only write based on what independent sources you are completely unconnected to have chosen to write about you. Most people cannot do this. If you just want to tell the world about yourself, you should use social media like Facebook. 331dot (talk) 10:11, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
( conflict) Wikipedia isn't a social media website with profiles; it's an encyclopedia with articles on notable subjects. See also the advice at WP:Autobiography and WP:Your first article. You can, however create a user page with a brief summary of your activities as a Wikipedia or. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:15, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
... but it shouldn't look like an article. See the link above for guidance. Dbfirs 20:59, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

One year since submission draft:Stefan_Thurner[]

Dear Help desk, next week it will be a year since I submitted the article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Stefan_Thurner I rewrote it several times, added content and sources etc. to meet all the wikipedia-helper's inputs. In summer I asked what could be wrong with the text and was told that it looks fine.

I understand that there is a lot of other articles around and that you are all volunteers (I really appreciate what you are doing!), but is it normal that submissions are left unnoticed for SUCH a long time? Thanks for your inputs -- and special thanks for accelerating the proceedings (if that would be possible)... Avecaesaria (talk) 11:55, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

You still haven't submitted it for further review, as you were told in response to your questions at the Teahouse in March and in August. When you want to resubmit it, you can use the blue "Resubmit" button. --David Biddulph (talk) 12:03, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Danish Renzu - Wikipedia page[]

This is very very unfair that if anyone creates the name of a known filmmaker Danish Renzu you keep suspending the account. Why so unfair to this filmmaker? There was recent account created by someone with all correct links and media — you can google and find, and again the account was suspended. Is this fair? Yes the filmmaker has done enough work and should be up on Wikipedia but again and again, repeatedly you’re blocking us. When we stopped and accepted that we will not be creating one. Someone else did unknown to us but you again got that removed? Why? This is not done.

This violates our rights to keep Danish Renzu account who has tons of articles and media but removed repeatedly by some users here misusing Wikipedia guidelines. Please fix and enable Wikipedia page of Danish Renzu — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sheikhzaidzahoor (talkcontribs) 14:50, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Sheikhzaidzahoor You have no 'rights' to this privately operated website. (and who is "our"? Accounts cannot be shared). The article was deleted per the result of a deletion discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Danish Renzu. In order to recreate it, the reasons for deletion must be addressed. You have created a draft article about this person at Draft:Danish Renzu, that is what you should do. Once it is ready for a review, you can submit it using Articles for Creation and if there are proper sources and this person meets the notability criteria for creative professionals, you should be well on your way. 331dot (talk) 15:04, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
( conflict) You have no "rights", only privileges, and those privileges will be withdrawn if you are ing in violation of a block. Draft:Danish Renzu has no references to published reliable sources independent of the subject to demonstrate notability. --David Biddulph (talk) 15:05, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Talk:2019 Hong Kong protests is not automatically archiving[]

How do we make Talk:2019 Hong Kong protests archive automatically? Please {{ping}} me when you reply. --Jax 0677 (talk) 16:54, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

@Jax 0677: To re-instate automatic archiving, the line archive=Talk:2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests/Archive %(counter)d, near the top of the talk page, needs to be updated to match the current name of the page. -- John of Reading (talk) 17:06, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Upload my picture at my profile[]

Why i'm upload my picture at my profile?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deenaram choudhary (talkcontribs) 17:31, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

@Deenaram choudhary: Wikipedia does not have "profiles". You are ing your user page, which is not a social media type page or article space. It is a place to introduce yourself to the Wikipedia community in the context of your Wikipedia ing or use, not a general place for you to tell the world about yourself or to post your resume. You do not yet have the needed qualifications to upload images. Please read WP:USERPAGE for information on acceptable and unacceptable user page content. 331dot (talk) 17:43, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Test in template if an article is a redirect[]

Is there a part of template syntax that allows one to check if an article is a redirect? I've created {{Tropical cyclone season}} and I have the problem that, at e.g. 2019–20 Australian region cyclone season#External links, as Tropical cyclones in 2020 exists, it's wikilinked next to Tropical cyclones in 2019 in the navbox title. The problem is that the link isn't useful as the 2020 page redirects to the 2019 one. I'd like the 2020 number there to simply render as text (which it would do if the redirect didn't exist). DaßWölf 19:28, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

@Daß Wölf: I think {{Ifexist_not_redirect}} may be what you're looking for. RudolfRed (talk) 19:53, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, looks like that worked. DaßWölf 19:59, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
@Daß Wölf: This also works well User:Anomie/linkclassifier.css - FlightTime Phone (open channel) 20:06, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

User Pages[]

Hello there, I received notification that someone does not believe my username is real and it is a bot. May I make it clear that I am a real user though the page, and how is a user page to be formatted? Is there an example I can see?

Thanks for any help. Nathanbreeze (talk) 20:11, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

There is no such notification on your user talk page. Where do you think you received it? --David Biddulph (talk) 20:12, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

The notification has since disappeared. I found it this morning by clicking on the little bell icon. If there is no issue, we can close this request.Nathanbreeze (talk) 20:14, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

You can probably safely ignore that. I've never seen a (ro)bot named Nathan but I've met several people with that name. I'll mark this as resolved, feel free to remove the "resolved" tag if it happens again. Poveglia (talk) 20:46, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Resolved

Help:Cite errors/Cite error ref too many keys[]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Archon54 (talkcontribs) 16 September 2019 21:26 (UTC)

@Archon54: Please give a link to the page concerned. Your most recent s seem to be to Michael Ramsey but I cannot see error messages there. Eagleash (talk) 21:47, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

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