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February 2[]

Can I my university article[]

Based on Wikipedia rules, am I free to the article which belongs to the university that I'm currently studying in? Is it Wikipedia:Conflict of interest? It does not make sense. Because a physicist s articles in physics more frequently. A Chinese person may China related articles more frequently. A human being might articles related to humans. There are blurred lines of when it is actually a conflict of interest.

Anyhow, Can I my university article? LastElement (talk) 02:02, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@LastElement: COI is a continuum. You must decide for yourself if your relationship to the subject rises to the level of a COI. In general just being a student there rarely rises to that level. Go ahead and declare your relationship on your user page, but be meticulous about using published information instead of personal knowledge. -Arch dude (talk) 02:24, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi LastElement. Are you being compensated (e.g. money, academic cr, internship) in any way to the article about your school? Are you being asked by someone at your school to make s on behalf of the school that reflects the particular interests of the school? Conflict of interest ing isn't something that's expressly forbidden by Wikipedia (unless it's undeclared paid ing), but it's something that's highly discourgaged because it often leads to more serious problems. Because many COI ors often are more WP:NOTHERE than WP:HERE, many of the Wikipedia community are quite suspicious of the motives of any COI or and mistakenly assume that all COI ors are a problem just waiting to happen. Simply being a student of a school doesn't automatically mean you have a conflict of interest; however, if your s start to indicate that you're more interested in promoting the school or advocating on behalf of the school than trying to comply with relevant Wikipedia policies and guidelines, then that could indicate that you do have a serious COI and should follow relevant policies and guidelines related to COI ing. If other ors start reverting some or all of the s you're making because your s aren't really in accordance with relevant policies and guidelines, and your response is someting like "I go to school here so I know more than you", your Wikipedia experience isn't probably going to be very enjoyable but may also turn out to be very brief.
Since you've made only two s so far with this account,a nd assuming that means you're completely new to Wikipedia ing, perhaps it would be better to other articles not related to your school for a bit to gain some more familiarity with Wikipedia's various policies and guidelines and how they're being applied by others. Is there some pressing reason why you need to the article about your school asap? It will, after all, almost certainly still be there after you've become more familiar with Wikipedia, and you might find it a bit easier to appropriately and avoid problems with some more experience. -- Marchjuly (talk) 02:25, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I was a wikipedia or more than ten years ago, and I left it to get some time for my job and life. There is no emergency to come out of blue and wanting to my university article, but when I see its a short article, and there are bunch of independent sources there which cover the topic, its like a social responsibility to complete it. I do not want to just promote it, but I want to say the facts, based on reliable sources. So now, you feel its appropriate for me to start ing my university article, considering that I'm familiar with wikipedia rules, from my past experience in more than ten years ago (if all the rules have not been changed). LastElement (talk) 02:35, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A few things based upon what you posted above. First, as long as your s indicate you're WP:HERE, you probably won't have any problems ing the article. So, if you believe you can improve, then be WP:BOLD and go a head and do so. If someone disagrees with your s, remember to try use the article's talk page to discuss and resolve things per WP:DR. As long as you don't try use any past connection you may have had with the school as some sort of justification for why you're s should be allowed, you should be fine. Please understand, you don't need my or anyone else's permission to the article. Edits made by COI ors aren't simply reverted because of their COI per se (at least they shouldn't be); they're mostly reverted because they're not very good s.
Next, if you can still access your old account, you might want to use that instead of this new one you created. It might make it clear to other users that you're not a complete newbie and have some idea about Wikipedia and ing articles. You're not required to do so, but you might find yourself being asked something like "Have you ever ed with a different account?" if you start doing things or knowing about things that a typical Wikipedia newbie might not do or know. If you don't have access to your old account but want to let others know that you did Wikipedia before, you can add some information about this to your new accounts user page; for example, "I used to using this account ten years ago, but forgot the password" or something like that. You don't have to do anything like this, but some people do.
Finally, if, by chance, the account you were using ten years go was blocked or banned for some reason and that block or ban is still in effect, then creating a new account is going to be considered a violation of WP:EVADE. I'm not saying that this is the case, but just pointing out that blocks and bans apply to the person using an account, and not the account itself. Some people who are blocked or banned may reappear using a new account after several years have passed and may never be noticed; however, many probably end up going back doing what they were doing before or ing the articles they were ing be before and eventually someone notices them. If none of this applies to you, then don't worry about it. If it does, you might be better off requesting that your old account be unblocked so that you can properly return to being an or in good standing instead of trying to work around the block. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:31, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I composed my first article and (I believe) I submitted it for "review"... Would I have received some confirmation (from some person or automatic acknowledgement) that, indeed, I had successfully submitted it for "review"? Curious-curation (talk) 04:00, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Curious-curation. Are you asking about User:Curious-curation/Sample page? If you are, then "no" that page has not been submitted for review yet. Apparently, someone recently tried to recreate an article about Gregory Perkel, but it was moved to the draft namespace as Draft:Gregory Perkel because it was considered not ready for article status. Was this you by chance? If it was and you would like that draft restored so that you can continue working on it, then you can ask a Wikipedia administrator to do so by posting a request at WP:REFUND. I'm not an administrator so I can't see the draft that was deleted. If, however, the deleted draft is anything like what you've been working on in your user sandbox, I'm afraid neither of the two are going to be upgraded to article status anytime soon. Please take a look at Wikipedia:The answer to life, the universe, and everything, Help:Your first article and Help:Referencing for beginners for some general information about what kinds of subjects are OK to try and create Wikipedia articles about, and how to properly write and source a potential Wikipedia article. In addition, if you're connected to the subject of the article either personally or professionally, you might also want to take a look at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest for reference too. Finally, since the subject of the article appears to be still living, it's very important that you look at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons for reference too. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:00, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Account Recovery[]

We have created Onpassive account long back. We want to recover that account now. Please help us in recovering the account. (talk) 06:46, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi IP Are you asking about a Wikipedia account or are you asking about something completely unrelated to Wikipedia? If it's the former, please clarify the name of the account and perhaps someone can help you. If it's the latter, then sorry but there's nothing anyone here can do to help you since this page is only for asking about things related to Wikipedia. You can try Googling "Onpassive" and see whether there's any information about it online. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:58, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is an account named ONPASSIVE, which has no s here and was indefinitely blocked on Wikimedia Commons for having a promotional username & spamming in 2020, but it does not have a email adress specified. There is also another account named ONPASSIVE OFFICIAL (talk · contribs · deleted · filter log · SUL · Google) (block · soft · promo · cause · bot · hard · spam · vandal), which has 1 here and was indefinitely blocked for {{uw-spamublock}} (more info there) which does appear to have a valid email adress specified. Victor Schmidt (talk) 07:45, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am an administrator and could view the deleted revision of User:ONPASSIVE OFFICIAL, and it was overtly promotional and completely inappropriate for this encyclopedia. I advise against further ing of that kind. Wikipedia is not a platform for advertising, marketing or promotion. Cullen328 (talk) 07:53, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reversed s[]

Hi, I am a massive fan of the Undead series by MaryJanice Davidson and saw that the wiki page was outdated. For some reason user Sheep8144402 reversed my s saying they were unconstructive. Just wondering if this person is an admin or something and why my adding additional (missing) information and correcting outdated information is considered 'unconstructive'. Thanks ~AussieAmazon — Preceding unsigned comment added by AussieAmazon (talkcontribs) 07:07, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, AussieAmazon. Your began with You'd think that traipsing around Hell with her half sister, Laura, would mean Betsy got to know Laura better. We never address the reader directly. Encyclopedic content is written in a neutral, disinterested tone. We never assume or comment on what the reader might or might not think. Cullen328 (talk) 07:38, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also, your assumptions seem to go beyond the bare bones facts of the plot into your own personal interpretations. Please be aware that Original research of this kind is not permitted on Wikipedia. Cullen328 (talk) 07:42, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Okay, that makes sense. Thank you for explaining. Could you explain the other s which were removed? Such as updating the number of books in series, and the additional short stories which accompany the main story? I'm a very new contributor and am happy to take direction. ~AussieAmazon — Preceding unsigned comment added by AussieAmazon (talkcontribs) 08:13, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AussieAmazon, I do not have the time to examine all of your s, but it appears that you were adding content without providing references to reliable sources verifying your additions. Cullen328 (talk) 08:21, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please read Referencing for beginners. Cullen328 (talk) 08:47, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bundling cites[]

I've recently learnt how to do this, while doing a bit on Belton House. I think it definitely looks more appealing than a great string, as well as making it easier to read. However, I can't work out how to deal with a duplicate reference that I want to appear both in the bundled cite and standalone. Without bundling, I'd just run it through Refill, but that doesn't work. An example is the Orangery reference 98, which also appears in the bundled cite 103. Is there any solution to this? I've looked here but can't find an answer. Any advice greatly appreciated. KJP1 (talk) 17:08, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@KJP1: You have already exercised your orial judgement to modify our default citation scheme to make the article text easier to read. Speaking personally, I like the result. You can continue to modify our unofficial rules to achieve your goals. In this case I would place the source in the "sources" section and refer to it as a source, using the same source citation scheme as you do for your other sources. -Arch dude (talk) 17:26, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Arch dude: - Ah, thank you. I have seen template cites like {{NHLE}} used like an sfn book and placed in the Sources. I've not used this approach and will give it a try. And glad you liked the look of the bundling. A string of a dozen or more cites did look pretty dreadful. As importantly, it didn't find favour at FAR, and trying to save the little bronze star is the point of the Belton work. Thanks again. KJP1 (talk) 18:20, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Peppino D'Agostino[]

Hello, my name is Peppino D'Agostino and I have a page on Wikipedia. When somebody search for my name two pictures appears: one with my age and one with my albums. The page that display my age is incorrect. Right now it appears that I'm 72 years old. My age is actually 66. I was born on October 1956 and I can prove it. This mistake needs to be fixed because I'm an entertainer and potential client may be mislead by this false information. I've been trying to correct the mistake about my age for years. Can you please please help me? I'd appreciate it. Thanks Peppino D'Agostino guitarist. Seagull1056 (talk) 17:55, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello. The Wikipedia article Peppino D'Agostino does not mention your age anywhere.
Symbol move vote.svg Are you by any chance referring to a photo or text shown to the right of a Google search? Google's Knowledge Graph uses a wide variety of sources. There may be a text paragraph ending with "Wikipedia" to indicate that particular text was copied from Wikipedia. An image and other text before or after the Wikipedia excerpt may be from sources completely unrelated to Wikipedia. We have no control over how Google presents our information, but Google's Knowledge Graph has a "Feedback" link where anyone can mark a field as wrong. The same feedback facility is also provided on Bing and some other search engines. ColinFine (talk) 18:04, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just happened to be here and saw this. For me, the bigger question is how a BLP with one cite, and that not a strong one, has survived for 17 years. KJP1 (talk) 18:26, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@ColinFine This information has probably been scraped from wikidata (d:Q3899403) where the incorrect date appears with the claim it was copied from the Italian Wikipedia (where the date was added unsourced by an IP in 2011 [1]). (talk) 18:29, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And changed to 1957 by AndreA in this a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for finding it.
I have updated it in Wikidata, but I'll ask at D:WD:Project chat how it should be handled.
Seagull1056, if 163. is correct that that is where the date is coming from, this should fix it; but we have no control over how long Google will take to update it from Wikidata. ColinFine (talk) 19:26, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Further comment, Seagull1056: the date in it-wiki, by which I updated Wikidata, is 1957; but you say it is 1956. Do you have a reliable published source for that? If you have, and you can provide it, then I can update the English article, the Italian article, and the Wikidata item, from it. But we do require a published source. (Unpublished information, such as birth certificates, are not acceptable). --ColinFine (talk) 19:44, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In the Oct. 05-2016 San Luis Obispo article article they mentioned that I'm celebrating my 60th birthday. article 106186492
Peppino D'Agostino to bring guitar wizardry to SLO county:
October 5, 2016 - D'Agostino, who celebrates his 60th birthday this month, has reason to believe in music's power. Since leaving his native Sicily for the Bay.... 2601:644:81:FC20:39F2:A659:6A1E:7C4B (talk) 20:31, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. I'll add the reference. ColinFine (talk) 21:36, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, Seagull1056. I have now corrected the date, citing the source you gave, in English and Italian Wikipedia, and in Wikidata, so I would expect Google to pick that up - but, as I said earlier, we have no control over how long Google will take to do that.
The article Peppino D'Agostino is in very poor shape, because it has essentially no citations to sources which meet our Golden rule - published in reliable sources, independent of the subject, and having significant coverage of them. (The two sources currently there do not meet this: the Tribune, which I added, is based on an interview and so is not independent, while Guitar Player is probably not independent and has only a paragraph on your playing). If you have any sources which meet these criteria, Peppino, please cite them on the talk page (you shouldn't the article yourself because of your conflict of interest), and I will see if I can improve the article with them. --ColinFine (talk) 22:22, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Colin,
Thank you very much for your help in correcting my date of birth!
I'm not used to wikipedia and I didn't realize that I'm not allowed to make the changes myself. After erroneously making the changes myself yesterday, one of wikipedia ors (his name is Wassel) erase all the changes I've made spending hours on my computer... I contacted wiki proficiency to help me with the process but they wanted $499 dollars for basic changes and I don't want to pay that amount. It's very frustrating for me because I'm just trying to update my page in order to make it more current. Mind you that the current Peppino D'Agostino wikipedia page hasn't being corrected for over 17 years! In addition to my wrong date of birth, the page is extremely old. In the years following, I've done a lot of projects, and the public should be informed about it. Isn't true information the mission of Wikipedia after all? Even though I now understand what happen with erroneously making my own changes to the site, now what am I supposed to do to update my wikipedia page with true informations? Do you have any helpful tips for me? I'm very grateful for your answers. Seagull1056 (talk) 17:52, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's good you did not elect to pay that money. People who offer those types of services are usually terrible at their jobs, and are just trying to scam money from people like yourself. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:59, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What's the solution then? Seagull1056 (talk) 18:09, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Seagull1056 As ColinFine mentioned, you should place suggested changes on Talk:Peppino D'Agostino and ors with no conflict of interest will consider them for incorporation. Be as specific as you can (e.g. Change "X" in section "Y" to "Z" using this reference). There is a template you can use, namely {{ request}} (click for instructions). Using the template has the advantage that it draws attention to the request to some ors who specialise in responding to them. Mike Turnbull (talk) 22:29, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Probable vandalism on a draft page[]

I have a draft for the song Is There Someone Else? by The Weeknd, but it keeps being ed by a user known as GrandePOV (they don't have a user page). GrandePOV keeps inserting information about a non-existent remix with Ariana Grande, supposedly featured on an album called Heartless (which, as far as I could find, is a fan-propagated non-existent cover album of The Weeknd's After Hours), along with the discography template and other elements. I keep reverting the page and it's always reverted back. GrandePOV also has their own draft page (without the question mark) that says the same thing. I really do not know what to do, so I hope that a staff member could help me out or something.

Sincerely, Dontuseurrealname (talk) 18:11, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Behavioral issues aren't really the sort of thing the help desk is for, but I am an admin here and am looking into this. It looks like this person may be promoting hoaxes, so that's a problem. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:51, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've gone ahead and opened a discussion at WP:ANI about this, your input could be helpful there. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:00, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've warned them not to create hoaxes on Wikipedia. Let me know if it happens anymore, and I'll take care of it. Sergecross73 msg me 18:07, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, for years I've tried to address the incorrect logo on the Charlotte Checkers Wikipedia page. As the team's Director of Creative Services, I'm trying to upload the correct version but can't seem to get it to work. The file currently in place is an incorrect file and needs to be removed. Zacharvey2019 (talk) 21:32, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is a new account. Under what account(s) have you been trying to do that? --Orange Mike | Talk 21:44, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi there, it's been a couple years since I've last tried because I got nowhere with it then. I made a new account to try again. Is this something you can help me with? Zacharvey2019 (talk) 21:47, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Working on it right now. Beeblebrox (talk) 21:57, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. It is now in the article. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:03, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much!!! Zacharvey2019 (talk) 22:10, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Zach, before you do anything else here you are required to make full disclosure on your userpage of your status as a paid or and your conflict of interest. --Orange Mike | Talk 22:16, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am not a paid or, and I have no conflict of interest. @Beeblebrox was able to change the logo to a correct version so we're all set. Thank you. Zacharvey2019 (talk) 22:19, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You said you are the "team's Director of Creative Services" which means you are actually both of those things, but if you don't plan to the article further we can just let that be. Otherwise, you should follow the instructions in the template I left on your talk page. Paid/COI ing is looked upon very dimly here, but there is a correct way to go about it. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:22, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


How in the hell do I find a biography of someone 1946silvershell (talk) 23:06, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is a search bar at the top of the screen. It used to be in the right corner, but it is now more to the left. 331dot (talk) 23:19, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@1946silvershell: Depending on your screen and settings, you may have to first click a magnifying glass icon. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:30, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@1946silvershell I was tempted to write an answer full of cuss words, but I decided against it, since good answers have been posted. David10244 (talk) 09:55, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

February 3[]

Past Donations[]

Can you please log my past donations to my username MarkBallet account. I have made the following 4 donations to wikipedia associated with my email address associated with this account. They are listed below.

$10.40 on Aug 7, 2019; $10.40 on Sep 17, 2020; $10.00 on Oct 7, 2021; $10.00 on Nov 8, 2022.

Sincerely, Mark Brown MarkBallet (talk) 00:14, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MarkBallet This is not the place to communicate regarding donations, but I can say that donations are not associated with accounts. We also don't know what email address you use as that is not public. 331dot (talk) 00:23, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
MarkBallet See this link about donations. -- StarryNightSky11 01:39, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fix about the Olympian Stan Dziedzic[]

I need help here. Please I need the reference of Stan Dziedzic to be fixed because I was going to transfer from Sports Reference to Olympedia. (talk) 06:50, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is a repeat of a discussion that took place a couple of months ago. I'll look for the earlier one. David10244 (talk) 09:40, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, it was 31 December 2022, on page The same IP asked a very similar question about Tracy Caulkins.
I hope David Biddulph's answer, below, is what you need. It wasn't exactly clear from the question. I think he made the change, but in general, you can make the change yourself or ask on the article's Talk page. (Not sure I gave the best form of the link -- I couldn't figure out a link to the exact section.) Hope this helps. David10244 (talk) 09:58, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In this case the template {{Olympedia}} seems to work, see this . - David Biddulph (talk) 09:56, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

how do i get into the WikiProject Trains in Japan? 2077f (talk) 10:27, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@2077f The link you made in the section title goes to a Wikipedia page where there is a box with another link to a list of members. You that and add your Username. The direct link to that section is WP:WikiProject_Trains_in_Japan#Participants. Mike Turnbull (talk) 11:40, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Michael D. Turnbull, I added the header and link to the project as the other or had not done so. TSventon (talk) 11:51, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
thank you 2077f (talk) 12:16, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Make infoboxes and media cut through section headings[]

On the page WP:FACTOTUM, the media box pushes the heading down and creates a lot of whitespace. Is there a way to make the media box cut through the heading? Aaron Liu (talk) 13:01, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Aaron Liu: The culprit is the {{clear}} template, but there may be a reason why it was placed there to begin with. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 13:18, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Direction on categorizing person categories[]


There seems to be some confusion/uncertainty with ing people categories here. I'm not too sure myself, but I do see that (a more frequented) Category:Abraham Lincoln doesn't have every single category of the individual (like birth year, death year, college, etc.) in the people category's list of categories, like Category:Halsey Chase Herreshoff. Any guidance here? --Engineerchange (talk) 13:43, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Engineerchange: Wikipedia:Categorization#Eponymous categories says: "An eponymous category should have only the categories of its article that are relevant to the category's content." The only content of Category:Halsey Chase Herreshoff is the biography which is already in the parent categories, and Category:Sailboat type designs by Halsey Herreshoff. I would only keep Category:American naval architects and Category:American yacht designers. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:26, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"as of|yyyy" template[]

Is it possible to get the {{as of|2013}} template to show a lowercase "as" instead of the default upper case "As"? I wanted to insert it into the middle of a sentence, but the forced uppercase "A" prevents that:

Chaheel Riens (talk) 13:53, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See the template page. What you need is {{as of|2013|lc=y}} => as of 2013. Martin of Sheffield (talk) 14:06, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Chaheel Riens: FYI, the template page can be found at Template:As of. Happy ing! GoingBatty (talk) 14:57, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You misunderstood my gift which was to be a one time payment. You have charged my cr card 3 months in a row. Return 2 and STOP CHARGING ME! Cjfricke (talk) 15:04, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Cjfricke Please follow the directions on this page. The volunteers at this help desk cannot solve that issue for you. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:07, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cjfricke Just to clarify, we volunteer ors have nothing to do with the donation process; that is handled by the Wikimedia Foundation which operates the computers Wikipedia is on. The link ONUnicorn provided will take you to their website where you can address your matter. 331dot (talk) 15:13, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Cjfricke Also, please do not yell at the people at the Help Desk. We are here to help you, and as both ONUnicorn and 331dot have told you, we have no control of what happens with donations. Club On a Sub 20 (talk) 18:04, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

new pages review[]

if i minimze the side bar for functions when reviewing new pages, how do i get it back? thanks. Sm8900 (talk) 15:34, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sm8900: If you only minimize the Curation Toolbar on the right-arrow then it should still be visible and clickable on the vertical "Curation" to enlarge it again. If you also close it on x then click "Open Page Curation" under "Tools". PrimeHunter (talk) 16:39, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update for National Wrestling Hall of Fame for Stan Dziedzic[]

That won't be necessary, when I go to find out about his resume and reference of Stan Dziedzic in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame online. It says, "404 - Page not found." And found the right site is this one. I think you you will put in the right one in the reference in the Hall of Fame. And I have another biography of Stan Dziedzic in his story. Can you please make an updates for Stan Dziedzic? Because I need help. I was going to ask to put in the external links of I tried everything to put in {{}} for Stan Dziedzic. There's nothing I can do. Can you figure out how to fix and solve the problems? Thank you. (talk) 16:47, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol redirect vote2.svg Courtesy link: Stanley Dziedzic - (talk) 17:22, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This may be a continuation of Wikipedia:Help_desk#Fix_about_the_Olympian_Stan_Dziedzic RudolfRed (talk) 18:37, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Public domain images[]

Hi Folks!! How would I go about getting a public domain image for this person, Russell Brock, Baron Brock. Its really regarding the Cameron Prize for Therapeutics of the University of Edinburgh articles. There is some images missing and don't know how to get public domain images. Is there a set of techniques, or howto manual on how to find public domain images. Any help is appreciated. scope_creepTalk 20:13, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It looks like he lived from 1903-1980. Currently, most works published prior to 1928 are in the public domain. He would have been 25 in 1928, so you'd be looking for photos published before he was 25. Perhaps his med school yearbook had a photo? ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 21:03, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
University yearbooks weren't a thing in Scotland in the 1970s when I was a student, and I'm pretty sure they weren't in the 1920s. Academic yearbooks with individual photos of students are more an American custom, which some UK establishments may have adopted in the last few decades. Before then a single photo of the whole Year, or School, or at best of a 1st team (Rugby, cricket etc.) were the rule. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:47, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Scope creep: Since he is deceased, non-free photos may be used if they meet all of the WP:NFCC criteria. RudolfRed (talk) 21:22, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Scope creep Its not directly relevant but are you aware of the template {{NPG name}}? I have just added it to the article in an External links section and it now links automatically to several portraits in the National Portrait Gallery. Mike Turnbull (talk) 21:59, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As to the more general issue, it is often the case that you can do a Google image seach and then use their "Tools" menu to home in on the images with appropriate CC licenses. However, I've tried that for Brock and there were none (although that's how I discovered there were some of him in the NPG). Mike Turnbull (talk) 22:04, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fix a correction of reference of Stan Dziedzic of Olympedia[]

May 26, 2020. The Sports Reference has shut down the Olympics and transferred to Olympedia. Can you fix it for me? I need some help. I don't what happened. I'm sorry. (talk) 22:05, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think another or already fixed this. See Wikipedia:Help_desk#Fix_about_the_Olympian_Stan_Dziedzic. Otherwise, please clarify what you are asking for help with. RudolfRed (talk) 22:29, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think that in some (unmentioned) article, a cite to "Sports Reference" should change to "Olympedia". As mentioned a few threads up, this was asked for a different athlete on 31 Dec 2022. A search for links to Sports Reference would show other links to be changed. I don't know how to do this. David10244 (talk) 10:05, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see that this is actually the third time this has been asked today. David10244 (talk) 10:09, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

February 4[]

What makes a good source?[]

I used an older tweet from a politician's verified account to try to get their birthplace. The page is Peggy Flanagan. Is it OK to use Twitter as a source? Is the claim I am making from it fine? New or and would like help Editingthisthing (talk) 01:36, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Editingthisthing, great question! A tweet from the subject themselves is usually sufficient as a source for non exceptional claims about the subject. I'm assuming that the politician in question is the subject themselves, which would fall under WP:ABOUTSELF so it would probably be okay. Justiyaya 01:51, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We really do prefer an impartial source, though. Did her profile on the Minnesota House of Representatives website not have this information? Her local newspaper(s)? How about her official biography on the state's website for executives? --Orange Mike | Talk 01:59, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Justiyaya and @Orangemike. Thank you for your helpful replies. Since it is sourcing a non exception claim, it seems fine to use then. In response to Mike, I looked on all the places you mentioned first to no avail. This all leads to my second question: since no one writes “I was born in ____” in a casual tweet, they wrote “I am from White Earth” (note: the wiki already says they were raised somewhere else). I think this a fine way to prove the birthplace or I was wondering if I was jumping to conclusions?? Would appreciate your guidance. Editingthisthing (talk) 02:11, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd say you are definitely jumping to conclusions. If asked, I say I'm from Chester County, Tennessee; but in actual fact, I was born in a hospital in nearby Madison County and spent the first four years of my life there. --Orange Mike | Talk 02:18, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mike, I see your point. I want to explain more of my thought process so you can have more context. It is well documented that she has spent her very early childhood years all through her current adult life in the Minneapolis suburb of Saint Louis Park, Minnesota. She even previously represented her self-proclaimed “hometown” in the state legislature. However the separate location where she was born has never been determined, thus the reason of my search. So, when I saw this from her, directly stating that she is “from White Earth” following her official biography calling her “a proud, near-lifelong resident of Saint Louis Park” I became pretty certain she was mentioning her birthplace. Being the first time she had ever acknowledged she was from anywhere else besides SLP (having only lived in two places: birthplace and hometown). Hope this helps for clarity and thank you for your advice —- Editingthisthing (talk) 02:36, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A thing to remember is that many people in public life, whether entertainment or politics (which seem to me to be merging in spots) have a vested interest in, shall we say, shading the truth, particularly when speeking (or "tweeting") casually. George Santos anyone? {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 14:25, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
"Place of birth" is a very specific datum. "I am from ....." is more imprecise, and we cannot assume the identity of the two. --Orange Mike | Talk 15:32, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Very true. My family moved from my town of birth when I was 18 months old, eight more times before I turned ten, and six subsequently, while I spent several years yet elsewhere (this involved five different countries). I don't even know how to answer when asked "Where are you from?" other than "I'm an Army brat." Similar circumstances apply to a great many people. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 21:48, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks all again. As a result of this conversation, I will add a “better source needed” marker next to her birthplace. Editingthisthing (talk) 18:48, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to type within References[]

I need some help with how to type a source within "References" for the entry "Vytor: The Starfire Champion". Thank you. Zyx65 (talk) 02:23, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Zyx65: Hi there! I suggest viewing WP:EASYREFBEGIN. Then view the source of Vytor: The Starfire Champion to see how the existing four references are created, and create another reference using the same format. Hope this helps, and happy ing! GoingBatty (talk) 05:01, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

remove "main page" from sidebar[]

the top right icon leads to the wikipedia main page, below, is "main menu" - "main page". where would one propose to remove this main menu entry as duplicate? i created a task in phabricator, and @User:AKlapper (WMF) suggested to propose it on wiki. ThurnerRupert (talk) 03:22, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ThurnerRupert: I don't see that happening. It wasn't even suggested in the 350 kB discussion at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/2020 left sidebar update. It's default for MediaWiki wikis to have a main page link there. Users may get confused if it's missing. They may not know the logo is a link, or they may not see images for various reasons. The text link has a shortcut Alt+⇧ Shift+z. The place to remove the link for the English Wikipedia is MediaWiki:Sidebar so it could be suggested at MediaWiki talk:Sidebar but it would be a drastic change to many people. It would need wide input before even being considered, and I'm pretty sure it would be strongly opposed. I suggest you drop the idea. PrimeHunter (talk) 05:55, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

wow - that sounds demoralizing for such a little thing :) to ease it i created a task to provide an alternate text for the logo, ThurnerRupert (talk) 11:03, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ThurnerRupert: MediaWiki already has MediaWiki:Tooltip-p-logo which is used on the logo in Vector legacy and has been translated to many languages. I don't know why it was dropped in Vector 2022 but it would be a much better request to say that Vector 2022 should use MediaWiki:Tooltip-p-logo on the logo like Vector legacy. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:07, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fixing problem with table format[]

In the Waukesha Biota article, when I was trying to fix the format of one of the tables (the Arthropoda section), I accidentally made it worse. Can someone please tell me how to fix this problem? Thank you. Kenneth C Gass (talk) 05:49, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Kennethcgass: I fixed a row start code.[2] PrimeHunter (talk) 05:59, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

how do I look up things on wiki[]

netflex Whitewoman7 (talk) 17:28, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Whitewoman7: Click on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of the page. This pops up a search box. Type your search term there. -Arch dude (talk) 17:51, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Whitewoman7: If you haven't changed the default appearance of Wikipedia, the search bar is at the centre-top of the page. Otherwise you may need to click on the OOjs UI icon search-ltr.svg in the top-left corner if you've scrolled away from the top. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 06:31, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Count number of newlines (aka linebreaks) in string[]

Is there a way to use wikitext to count the number of newlines in a given string? Aaron Liu (talk) 17:28, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Aaron Liu:Although I have never done it, I think you can write and then execute a Lua script. See WP:Lua. -Arch dude (talk) 18:06, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So there isn't some way to use, say, ParserFunctions for this? Or any other Wikitext functions? Aaron Liu (talk) 18:49, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Aaron Liu: Take a look at Help:Extension:ParserFunctions. You might try playing with the #count function. I have never used ParserFunctions, so is had to Google for them.-Arch dude (talk) 19:06, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've tried using it but I've never gotten it to work. {{#count:37493815|4}} Aaron Liu (talk) 19:09, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Aaron Liu: #count actually comes from mw:Extension:StringFunctions, which is not installed on WMF Wikis. I haven't found a template replacement. Victor Schmidt (talk) 20:37, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Victor Schmidt Isn't it integrated in ParserFunctions? Aaron Liu (talk) 21:17, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Aaron Liu: it technically is, but only works when the MediaWiki setting $wgPFEnableStringFunctions has been set to true which is false for WMF sites and not going to change anytime soon. Victor Schmidt (talk) 22:42, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're looking for {{Str count}} * Pppery * it has begun... 20:47, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I move sandbox to an article on Wikipedia?[]

Hi Dear!

How do I move a page from sandbox to Wikipedia?

Sandbox url:

Trsmile (talk) 17:53, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Trsmile: If you move it into main space in its present form, it will be deleted because the references do not establish notability. Instead, move it into draft space and keep working on it, and then submit it for review. See WP:YFA, but also read WP:TOOSOON, WP:AMOUNT, and WP:CSMN. -Arch dude (talk) 18:00, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nothing there to suggest any notability in Wikipedia terms? and the draft name Rumel Ahmed is currently protected so that only administrators can create it. Theroadislong (talk) 18:03, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks you! 🥰 Trsmile (talk) 18:11, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have blocked this account as a sock of the article's original creator, based partly on a comparison of the sandbox to deleted articles and drafts, and partly on their IP data. Girth Summit (blether) 18:30, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New user interface[]

your new 10-year computer design is horrible and incompetent - I will never donate again unless you straighten out that incompetent design..... your answering service is horrendous --- tell your President to try getting into the new system!!!!Call me (redacted) Dotti69 (talk) 18:39, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dotti69, you're complaining to the wrong people. Many of us here share your views on the new user interface, and on those (in the Wikimedia Foundation) who designed it without consulting either readers like you or us poor drudges who actually do the work. Just stop donating − they already have far more money than they need. Maproom (talk) 19:01, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As you have an account, you can get back to the old interface. Click on "Preferences", then on "Appearance", select "Vector legacy 2010", and scroll to the bottom and click "Save". Maproom (talk) 19:21, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dotti69 To provide constructive criticism about the new design, please post at Wikipedia talk:Vector 2022. GoingBatty (talk) 00:09, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dotti69: Symbol move vote.svg Are you asking about a sudden change to Wikipedia's appearance? It is because the default skin has changed from the Vector legacy (2010) skin to the new Vector (2022) skin. If you would like to change back to the old one, you can, as a registered user, click on the OOjs UI icon userActive.svg in the top-right corner and choose OOjs UI icon advanced.svgPreferences. Once there, go to Preferences → Appearance → Skins → check Vector legacy (2010).
If you would like to leave feedback, you can do so at Wikipedia talk:Vector 2022. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 06:32, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please revert the last unexplained removal by extended confirmed user because it consisted of sources. (talk) 20:12, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You changed the information, but did not provide a new source. Please direct concerns about an article to its associated talk page, in this case Talk:Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. 331dot (talk) 20:19, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Permission to look for reference of biography of actress Kelly Packard[]

Can ask I for help? With permission, I was going to look for reference for Kelly Packard, and add what's her birthday the year she was born in her birthplace? I like Kelly Packard because she was on California Dreams and Baywatch. Thank you. (talk) 20:25, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see you have already added this information to Kelly Packard without citing a source. You don't need anyone's permission (even Kelly Packard's) to search for sources, but you can't add what you find to Wikipedia unless it's what Wikipedia deems a published in a Reliable source that is independent of the person. Bear in mind that many people in the entertainment world (or their PR agents) because of professional reasons, or just vanity, are motivated to lie about their age or other aspects of their history.
Even where such information is published and reliable, there may be reasons not to include it in a specific person's article – please follow WP:Biographies of living persons and the other links I included above and thoroughly read all the material. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 22:07, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problem with quote citation in Vabo[]

Hello. I'm having problem with citing a quote in Vabo. Maybe there's something wrong with the code that I wrote, could you help please? If needed I can show exactly which quote and code. WikiEditor1234567123 (talk) 21:18, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@WikiEditor1234567123: Fixed - {{Cquote}} goes after the reference, not within it. GoingBatty (talk) 00:04, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Please tell me how to get dark mode? A white background makes the site unusable. My eyes can`t take the light. Talthia (talk) 22:49, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Talthia: In your preferences, there is a dark mode gadget you can enable. RudolfRed (talk) 23:46, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Talthia: Hi there! For more information, see Wikipedia:Dark mode. GoingBatty (talk) 23:52, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have a question.[]

How do I publish my page? Raiyn Undeniable (talk) 23:52, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you are referring to User:Raiyn Undeniable/sandbox, you don't. At least, not on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an online encyclopaedia, not social media. We have articles (not 'pages') on notable subjects, as demonstrated by significant coverage in independent reliable sources. If and when your music career attracts such coverage, an article might be justified, but per our conflict of interest guidelines you should not be writing it yourself. AndyTheGrump (talk) 23:59, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

February 5[]

Please Help with Pesky Sidebar.[]

I hate the new interface. The additions could have been added without mucking up the old functionality. - Weird flip down top bar. Wasted vertical space, and the biggie - I hide the sidebar every time, but it doesn't remember. How can I get it to stay closed unless I want to open it? thanks Billyshiverstick (talk) 04:25, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol move vote.svg Are you asking about a sudden change to Wikipedia's appearance? It is because the default skin has changed from the Vector legacy (2010) skin to the new Vector (2022) skin. If you would like to change back to the old one, you can, as a registered user, click on the OOjs UI icon userActive.svg in the top-right corner and choose OOjs UI icon advanced.svgPreferences. Once there, go to Preferences → Appearance → Skins → check Vector legacy (2010).
If you would like to leave feedback, you can do so at Wikipedia talk:Vector 2022. - David Biddulph (talk) 06:54, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I am new to Wikipedia, and my s keep getting reverted. When I checked the history again, my s were wrong, but when I am ing them, it's alright. I always review my changes before publishing. Please help me. It can cause my account to be banned. ComprehensiveCognoscente (talk) 06:20, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not sure what is happening here either. I think it's not really an issue anymore considering you've made contributions afterwards that seems to be alright, or its just occurring infrequently. Anyways we assume good faith here, don't worry too much about it as long as you're not intentionally making mistakes. Keep up the good work btw :D Justiyaya 07:48, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you@Justiyaya. I'm just anxious that I might get banned for these mistakes that I didn't intentionally make. I just want to provide quality work here on Wikipedia. ComprehensiveCognoscente (talk) 07:51, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah no worries ComprehensiveCognoscente, you're welcome and happy ing! Justiyaya 07:53, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What is the procedure for relisting a page for deletion?[]

I'm referring to the article edupunk. It was listed for deletion over a decade ago and, imho, was kept only by the skin of it's teeth (no consensus). Do I need to request a deletion review or can I simply relist it on AfD? Cheers. Tdmurlock (talk) 06:31, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Tdmurlock start a new AFD, the previous AFD is so long ago it's unlikely to be persuasive. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:52, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Tdmurlock, you should renominate instead of requesting a deletion review considering it has been >10 years after the AFD. Justiyaya 07:53, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Multiple citations of in-source locations from same legal source[]

I am trying to merge duplicate citations from a legal source that has paragraph/section numbers rather than page numbers. Per WP:CITEPAGE, I understand we should use the {{loc=}} or {{at=}} parameter to quote paragraph numbers (e.g. para. 3.14). However, this does not produce the same superscript as we see with the </nowiki> page-number parameter : 3:14 . Instead I see {loc=3.14} and {at=3:14}. What is the correct coding please? Muzilon (talk) 07:02, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Muzilon, did you check the examples at Template:Rp#How_to_use? Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 14:41, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Plastikspork: I got the impression the {{Rp}} template was to be used for specific page numbers rather than "in-source locations" such as paragraphs/sections. However, using {{Rp}} in this case produces the unsightly superscript : para 3.14 . Is this acceptable on Wikipedia? Muzilon (talk) 21:11, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Muzilon, the documentation at Template:Rp#How_to_use indicates that stuff like : back cover  is acceptable, so I don't see why not. If you want more feedback, you could ask at Wikipedia talk:Citing sources, or see if anyone has more insight here. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 21:17, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why do pages suddenly not have a Table of contents?[]

Hi! I'm suddenly not seeing Tables of contents for any articles - is this something to do with the new template? It makes it hard to get an overview of articles. Lijil (talk) 08:06, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol move vote.svg Are you asking about a sudden change to Wikipedia's appearance? It is because the default skin has changed from the Vector legacy (2010) skin to the new Vector (2022) skin. If you would like to change back to the old one, you can, as a registered user, click on the OOjs UI icon userActive.svg in the top-right corner and choose OOjs UI icon advanced.svgPreferences. Once there, go to Preferences → Appearance → Skins → check Vector legacy (2010).
If you would like to leave feedback, you can do so at Wikipedia talk:Vector 2022. - They moved the TOC to one of the sidebars. - David Biddulph (talk) 08:10, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The TOC is in the left sidebar, but you don't see it until you scroll down into the content of the page. ColinFine (talk) 09:24, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Categories and sub-categories[]

I am thinking of creating a sub-category to the existing Category:Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales. It would be Category:Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Monmouthshire. In time, I would envisage similar sub-categories for the other Welsh counties. I think this would follow the model in England where we have Category:Listed parks and gardens in Cornwall as a sub-category of Category:Listed parks and gardens in England by county, which is itself a sub-category of Category:Listed parks and gardens in England, (although the County sub-category is split even further by listing grade, e.g. Category:Grade I listed parks and gardens in Cornwall.

But I don't know much about Categorisation on Wikipedia, so my first question is: is this a good idea, and is there a Categorisation forum/talkpage where I could ask? And, assuming it is, my second question is: how do I do it? Any advice greatly appreciated. KJP1 (talk) 14:18, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@KJP1: Hi there! The Category:Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales has a talk page with WikiProjects on top. You could post in on one of those WikiProject talk pages (e.g. Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Horticulture and Gardening).
You could also request a new category at Wikipedia:Articles for creation/Redirects and categories, or learn about the creation of new categories at WP:CREATECAT. Hope this helps, and happy ing! GoingBatty (talk) 15:37, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
GoingBatty - Some very good suggestions, thank you. I have raised it on the Wales Project page and, if the idea finds favour, shall access your other suggested sources for help. KJP1 (talk) 16:32, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
KJP1 there is a step by step guide to creating a new category here. TSventon (talk) 19:19, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

TOC is missing when printing a wikipedia article[]

Question also asked at Teahouse—please respond there

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 wikipedia article using the print/export tool, the TOC is not included. Is there a way to include the TOC in the print/pdf? Theophilius (talk) 14:56, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Theophilius, if you are logged in, you can go into your preferences and under "Appearance" change to use "Vector legacy (2010)". After that, the print should show the TOC. Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 15:57, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uploading photos[]

1. I had to create a new user account. I don't remember my previous user name and my old email addresses have been discontinued due to hacking. 2. I want to replace a photo of our neighborhood's founder. When I initially uploaded the photo, it only showed Ditty's head and shoulders. I found the complete photo online. 3. Because my account is new, Wikipedia is not allowing me to replace the photo. Petunia1916 (talk) 17:49, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The overwhelming majority of photos you find online are copyrighted and often cannot be used here. Can you give us more detail? --Orange Mike | Talk 17:53, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

new layout[]

I HATE the new layout. It's more processing power. too many web forms. just leave it basic like it was. this is AWFUL! I just want the basic table of content inside the top of the articles. to hell with this garbage!!!!! (talk) 22:18, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol move vote.svg Are you asking about a sudden change to Wikipedia's appearance? It is because the default skin has changed from the Vector legacy (2010) skin to the new Vector (2022) skin. If you would like to change back to the old one, you can, as a registered user, click on the OOjs UI icon userActive.svg in the top-right corner and choose OOjs UI icon advanced.svgPreferences. Once there, go to Preferences → Appearance → Skins → check Vector legacy (2010).
If you would like to leave feedback, you can do so at Wikipedia talk:Vector 2022. RudolfRed (talk) 22:37, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]