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December 7

Right of Foreigners to vote

You are incorrect by tabulating Irish Citizens have a right to vote in Irish Dail, Local, Senate and Presidential elections or Referenda. There is also a residency requirement which precludes millions of Irish citizens from voting in any election or referenda in the Republic of Ireland. Could you please amend your Wikipedia "Right of Foreigners to vote" to reflect this in the interest of accuracy.

Thank you Brendan Lynch (Redacted) Sources: Irish Constitution and various amendments

Hi Brendan. Your IP address seems to indicate that this is about Australia, or about Australians with Irish citizenship, but could you tell us which article contains the error, and also provide a link to the appropriate constitutional amendment so that we can use it as a reference? Dbfirs 08:14, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
... later ... I'm guessing that this is about Right_of_foreigners_to_vote#Ireland. I've changed the heading to mention the residency requirement. Is this sufficient? Dbfirs 08:20, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

How to delete an old user account

I got a password reset email today for a user that I did not know I had created, but, it was my old Yahoo username, so, a long time ago, I probably did create it. It appears to exist, but, has not pages and no contribs.

Should I just ignore this and let it continue on in oblivion? Easiest. There is no point in merging or anything else. I searched for deleting user, but, that did not provide useful information. Thank you Bodysurfinyon (talk) 01:25, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Because Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and the CC-BY-SA, all edits must be kept for attribution purposes, and so the account cannot be deleted. Sakura CarteletTalk 01:27, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Hello, Bodysurfinyon. Ignore and forget about that old account, and never use it or worry about it. In all honesty, the vast majority of Wikipedia accounts are unused. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 01:30, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

British Science Association

Ref number 21 is in red. Please fix I am confused. Thanks and sorry Srbernadette (talk) 03:25, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Changed spelling of Decmber to December Slapblackjack (talk) 04:15, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Answering Reference Desk Questions

How do I answer reference desk questions? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slapblackjack (talkcontribs) 03:53, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

The same way you answer any question on Wikipedia. Make sure to make a new line after the post you want to reply to and type a : (colon) before you text so it indents it properly. Also make sure to sign your posts with ~~~~. Sakura CarteletTalk 04:56, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

where to check for articles for review

I made and article and published it. How to I know if its getting reviewed. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carlobulletinph (talkcontribs) 05:03, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

The article in question is marked as not currently for review. I did give a quick look over and I think it should have more reliable sources before you submit it for review. Sakura CarteletTalk 05:07, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

need your assistance to upload the picture

I need your kind assistance to upload the picture for Excellency Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, Cambodia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saray sin (talkcontribs) 07:19, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Saray sin, where is the picture at present? The answer will be very different if your answer is (a) at Wikimedia Commons, or (b) in your camera, or (c) you found it on the internet. Maproom (talk) 11:05, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Moving an article into articlespace

Hello, I've created an article Draft for Monument (Kollegah album) on 8 October 2018. Somebody created a redirect under the title to the Kollegah discography and now I'm not able to move my page. Can anybody help me?--Lirim | Talk 07:29, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

The redirect needs deletion. I'll request that so you can move the page Legacypac (talk) 08:05, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

 Done Robert McClenon (talk) 08:14, 7 December 2018 (UTC)


nkjb — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trent938 (talkcontribs) 17:23, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

It's hard to disagree. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:12, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Splitting table cells

Hello! Calling all table experts! I have not been able to figure out how to split table cells horizontally so that they can be given different background colors per section. Please see List of Swedish monarchs, in particular the first example of the problem (of several more) under Sverker II the Younger 1196–1208, where I'd like to give all of his second wife's lower half of the marriage cell the tan color that belongs to her dynasty. Anybody know how that's done? All I've been able to do is divide the cell into two sections with a line of sorts, but to add full color to the one section it seems like the cell needs to be split more properly. -- (talk) 17:47, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

You have to make cells in other columns of the 'row' span two rows using rowspan="2"| in each 'two-row' cell:

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Sverker II the Younger (Sverker den yngre), 1196 – 31 January 1208 Sweartgar II of Sweden coin 1725.jpg born before 1167, probably already c. 1164 son of king Charles VII and queen Christine Stigsdatter of Hvide (1) Benedicta
House of Hvide
Died in the Battle of Gestilren, 17 July 1210, aged about 45, buried at Alvastra Abbey
(2) Ingegerd
House of Bjälbo

Trappist the monk (talk) 18:25, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much! I think I can handle it now, thanks to you. -- (talk) 22:21, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done -- (talk) 23:36, 8 December 2018 (UTC)


If I have already donated this year, why does pop-up still ask for donation? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:07, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Because the pop-ups just come up for anyone who visits the site, and we have no way of knowing if an IP address is one person or multiple people. Ian.thomson (talk) 18:14, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
You can use an adblocker, such as uBlock Origin, to block them. You can also disable them in your preferences if you create an account. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 18:46, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Waiting Period

How long do I need to wait to delete a section with 2 sentences if I have provided an explanation in the talk section and no one responds? If no one responds, there is no way to form a consensus. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:57, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Please don't post questions in more than one place. This has been answered on Wikipedia talk:Help desk. Dbfirs 20:50, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Suggestions for how Wikipedia works

I've spent more time than I have trying to answer this question or make this suggestion, so if there is already an existing answer, I'm sorry for wasting your time, please direct me.

I have many statistical questions that could be easily answered, but when I Google them, I can spend hours in vain trying to find the answer. Today's example: How many acres of forest are consumed by the manufacturing of toothpicks?

My suggestion. Every page should have a question box for users to submit questions. These questions can either sit there until an authority discovers them and answers them, I.E. someone from the toothpick or forestry industry, or can be directed to contributors of the existing content in the hopes that they either know the answer or can more easily find the answer due to their expertise in this field. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:47, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

This type of question is usually answered at one of the WP:Reference desks. Dbfirs 21:10, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Yep. What you want is the Reference Desks. If each article had a question section, it may take years for the right person who knows an answer to stumble across a particular question for that answer. †dismas†|(talk) 21:42, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Where's The 2019 Pro Bowl Logo I Tried to upload it and it's not responding. Maybe it's too soon. (talk) 21:00, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Talk button

Hi, I was wondering how to create a link to my talk page that starts a section with a specific name.
Thanks, CrazyMinecart88 21:24, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

I'm curious to know the answer now. In my novice view of things, it doesn't look like you can as the sections seem to be numbered and not named. The new section button on my talk page goes to: [1] It looks like you'd have to tell the browser to autofill the Subject/Headline field somehow. †dismas†|(talk) 21:40, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
If you go to the page and press the "New Section" at the top left, putting your desired header in the "Subject/headline" slot and the text in the main text field below it will, when you "Publish Changes", give you whatever you put in the "Subject/headline" slot as a header. Britmax (talk) 23:46, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
@CrazyMinecart88: See more at mw:Manual:Creating pages with preloaded text. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:22, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Hey, what's the weird symbol for a / character? (I mean the kind that starts with %XX) I ask because the talk page I want to link to is a sub page's talk page.

Thanks, CrazyMinecart88 11:38, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

@CrazyMinecart88: A slash '/' is %2F. See Help:URL. You can also use {{urlencode:pagename}}. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:14, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you!

Thanks, CrazyMinecart88 14:51, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

December 8

St. Michael church

St. Michael church in Brooklyn as per the corner stone on the church, was built in 1903 not 1905, I grow up going to St. Michael's in the 1950's. If you go to their web page and go through the pic's you will se the corner stone with the date 1903 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:32, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

St. Michael's Church (Brooklyn, New York) says it was completed in 1905. The cornerstone is the first stone, not the last. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:57, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia entry "Yang yanbao"

It is really an embarrassing mistake for Wikipedia to have this entry with the subject's name wrong - both Chinese and English! 杨廷宝 is a well-known founder and master of early modern Chinese architecture and architectural education in China. This entry got his Chinese name wrong, and consequently, got his "English" name wrong as well; It should be Yang Tingbao. Now by the entry's title "Yang Yanbao", Nobody would even know who this really is referring to!

I had made the corrections, and someone from Wikipedia, who apparently does not possess appropriate knowledge on the subject, rejected my edit and saying he thinks "it was not constructive". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr. MMZ (talkcontribs) 05:14, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello Dr. MMZ, and welcome to the Helpdesk! You were reverted by Oshwah [2]. You did not add any cite that supported your namechange, and though non-english cites/sources are allowed on en-WP, the drawback is that people like me can't read them. However, I did get interesting hits on g-books for "your" spelling [3][4], so you may be right about that, the topic is new to me. Consider improving the article with english sources if you can find them (see Help:Referencing for beginners) and/or start a discussion with Oshwah (and anyone interested) at Talk:Yang Yanbao. Oshwah was right about "travelled", though. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 06:36, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error included ref

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sarvasuddi Bandi Raju (talkcontribs) 09:45, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Fixed: Seems to relate to File:VEGAM POSTER.jpg. I have removed thr stray ref tags, but the file has previously been deleted from commons for lack of licensing info. Eagleash (talk) 10:04, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

No subject

hello how i can post my article what is your criteria and guideline for publishing a article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yogesh singh bisht199 (talkcontribs) 10:37, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Yogesh singh bisht199 the requirement for articles is summarized here, and see also WP:YFA; more important here though - do you have any relationship to Innovative Publications, which is clearly what you want to write about? Please see the conflict of interest guidelines. Galobtter (pingó mió) 10:52, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

How to show hindi details

How to show hindi details — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2401:4900:3610:26B3:1:2:6FC:CCD3 (talk) 10:54, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

This is the English Wikipedia, so entries should be written in English, but it is permissible to show, for example, the Hindi version of a name. If you wish to write in Hindi, then please do so at the Hindi Wikipedia. Is this what you were asking about? Dbfirs 11:47, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Infobox in English Wikipedia

Hi, Can you tell me how to insert an infobox under a picture in a new article (Jean-Louis Martinoty) ? I will write informations (birth, etc..). Thank you very much.

Joisy78 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joisy78 (talkcontribs) 20:16, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Joisy78, use {{infobox person}}. Click on that link for documentation of the available parameters. —teb728 t c 21:23, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Karfagen (band) page translation

Hi there I would like to add a translation in English for this page: The translation instrument shows an error "you don't have permission to create a new pages" What can I do with that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Garfunkel90124 (talkcontribs) 20:58, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

@Garfunkel90124: According to WP:TRANSLATE that tool is not available to new editors. You will need to translate it by hand or wait until you have at least 500 edits. RudolfRed (talk) 21:54, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
But since the Ukrainian page appears to have no references at all, Garfunkel90124, a translation of the page as it stands into English will not be accepted here. If you want to create an English page on Karfagen, I strongly advise you to treat this as a new article (see your first article. You might choose to base portions of it on translations from the Ukrainian article, but the problem is that an article in en.wikipedia should be based almost entirely on what reliably published sources say about the subject (English-language sources if possible, but if not, other sources are acceptable as long as they are reliably published). --ColinFine (talk) 22:24, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Article changed to draft

Good afternoon, I have been working on my Wikipedia article "The Power of Patient Stories" and it was deleted. I was wondering if I would be able to know what issues to fix and if I could complete them so that they could be re-checked. I am confused on the steps I have to take since I was told by my professor that there were changes that needed to be made so that it can be published. Thank you and have a great afternoon. Lvazq064 (talk) 22:50, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

@Lvazq064: You should link pages you are asking about. For reference, this is about Draft:The_Power_of_Patient_Stories. The article was moved to draft by @Animalparty: with the comment that the article reads like an essay. You can ask on their user page for what reasons and if they have any advice. You should also read WP:YFA which provides guidance on how to create an article. RudolfRed (talk) 22:59, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Hello, Lvazq064. Your draft article does not even make it clear in the opening sentence that The Power of Patient Stories is a book. Please familiarize yourself with our notability guideline for books. Most notable books are notable because they have been reviewed by several professional book reviewers in independent, reliable sources, and those reviews should be cited. None of your references are independent. Another Wikipedia article is never acceptable as a reference. Please format your references properly. See Referencing for beginners. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:54, 8 December 2018 (UTC)


I would like to post a picture of my grandfather on his wikipage. The photos I have are from his field trips or conferences in the 1940's, !950's or 1960's. We are not too sure about the exact source of these photographs. They are a part of family album. Please let me know how to cite and post these pictures, so as to not violate any copyrights. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:15, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

If you are unsure of the source of the photos, then they cannot be used on Wikipedia. The unknown photographers (or their estates) are the copyright holders, and only those people can freely licensed the photos. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:45, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Since your grandfather is dead, you may be able to use the photos under a claim of fair use. See WP:NFCC for the requirements. RudolfRed (talk) 23:49, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
RudolfRed, that policy requires "Identification of the source of the original copyrighted material" and it should be obvious that "We are not too sure about the exact source of these photographs" does not meet that standard. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 00:02, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
@Cullen328: I missed that part of the policy. Thanks for the clarification RudolfRed (talk) 00:16, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

December 9

Fixing Odd Formatting on Article

I have found an article (World Sight Day) that has very odd formatting: the reference section appears in the middle of the page and a table on the article does not appear in the section which the syntax says it should be in. I have tried correcting it by moving the reference section, but for some reason, the reference section won't move. What can be done? CircleGirl (talk) 02:09, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Someone fixed it with this edit. The problem was that the table was not closed. —teb728 t c 10:47, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Sources for a song article

I want to create some song articles. Would the following websites be considered reliable or acceptable sources for a Wikipedia song article?


Thanks. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 10:42, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Have you read Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources? If yes, it should be crystal clear to you that a Wikia wiki is not a reliable source, ever. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 10:48, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

good article

Does every article have the potential to be a good article? If not, is there or should there be a way to know when it's the best it can be? Benjamin (talk) 10:57, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Benjamin. Every Wikipedia article can and should be of good quality: see Writing better articles for tips on ensuring this. However, you may be thinking of the specific Good article process within Wikipedia. Lots of articles could be expanded or improved so that they meet the Good article criteria; however, for topics where there are simply not enough reliable sources, in any form, anywhere in the world, on which to base more than a very short article or stub, then the Good article process is unlikely to apply: Noyster (talk), 12:24, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Right, of course, but is there a way of knowing when this is the case? Benjamin (talk) 23:08, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
If you mean when can you say "there are no further reliable sources to be found anywhere" then of course it's impossible to prove this with absolute certainty (and yet, most "delete" votes at AfDs depend on just such an argument). Depending on topic, of course you'd carry out any relevant Google searches including Books and News archive, then see what The Wikipedia Library has to offer, then try a municipal library, or a university library if you or your friends have access. If there's still an active WikiProject in a related field then post to its talk page to ask for help in tracking down sources, or ask any editor whom you know to have a specialist interest in your field. After you've given it your best shot then you can say—as far as you're concerned—there are no more sources available. Then, ask does the article fully and correctly represent what is in the sources you do have? Has it been polished for clarity of expression, format, layout, spelling and grammar and so on? Neutral tone, no copyvios? Pictures? External links? All useful wikilinks all there, and incoming links from other articles? When you have reviewed all these aspects you can say that for you at least, "the article is the best it can be"!: Noyster (talk), 00:32, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Should there be some designation for such a status? Benjamin (talk) 01:25, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
There is the Content assessment system, and you could put the article up for Peer review: Noyster (talk), 08:05, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I've seen that before. Sorry if I didn't express myself well. By "such a status" don't mean simply, for example, "C class, but with plenty of unutilized sources", but rather, "C class, but with no likely way to improve it much further, because of a lack of sources in existence, or whatever". Benjamin (talk) 10:57, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Article is full of discredited information, but I have a conflict of interest

The Wikipedia article on XMRV, which was once suspected of being a human pathogen, is full of discredited medical information. The same discredited information is now being used by various quacks and conspiracy theorists, and therefore it is vital that Wikipedia not present this information as true.

The Wikipedia article is at Much of the information presented in the Wikipedia article is debunked by Snopes at

For five years, the article's Talk page has said that the article is badly outdated, but no editor has yet fixed the article. I am the author of an article that presents a theory that competes with the theory discussed in the Wikipedia article. Therefore, I have a conflict of interest and cannot edit the article. Also, I have not edited a Wikipedia article in years, and no longer really remember how.

If no one knowledgeable about the topic is available to fix the article, a much shorter article based on information on Snopes could be substituted. If no one is available to even do that, I believe the article should be deleted. It's better to have no Wikipedia article at all, than an article full of discredited medical information that is likely to be exploited by quacks and conspiracy theorists.

-- J. Sarayda Shapiro, PhD — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:33, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

It might be worth asking on WT:MED as that is where our medical-minded editors hang out. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 13:21, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • added template[5] will look over, time allowing(left op note[6])--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:57, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

License translation

Where shall I upload the English translation of the license to Draft:Star_Heritage_(1995_video_game)? This license is very important for the maintenance of the article and the publication of screenshots.Ant 222 (talk) 13:50, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

@Ant 222: Are you saying the license on the draft is not CC BY-SA 3.0 License and GFDL? If so that is not acceptable: all articles (with the exception of brief quotqtions) must be licensed under those licenses. —teb728 t c 16:28, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
While all of your contributions are irrevocably licensed CC BY-SA 3.0 and GFDL when you click the "Publish changes" button, you can multi-license them with any additional licenses. See instructions Wikipedia:Multi-licensing – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 18:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
I meant the license to the original game, rather than to the article about it. I want to refer to that license in the metainformation for the screenshots. I beg your pardon for the confusion. Ant 222 (talk) 22:22, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
@Ant 222: You mean the license of the file File:StarHetitage-Title.png which is used in the draft? If that's the case see the license summary at File:StarHetitage-Title.png#Summary, you should also add the website from were you got it. In the meantime I've commented out the image in the draft, non free images can only be used in main article space. So when the draft is accepted it can be used properly. –Ammarpad (talk) 09:18, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
@Ant 222: Also the file description page for the title screen indicates it has a non-commercial license, which is of little value on Wikipedia, for non-commercial means non-free. The use of non-free content is highly restricted; see WP:NFCC. So you should not count on being allowed to use non-free screenshots.
As to your original question, you could copy the license (or preferably a link to it) into the file description pages, and IMO the official license would be preferable to an English translation. —teb728 t c 09:51, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

How can I get more feedback regarding "Safran Seats"?

Aside from posting at Talk:Zodiac_Seats_U.S.#Requested_move_4_December_2018, what can I do to get more feedback from other users on moving Zodiac Seats U.S. to "Safran Seats"? I have not heard back from anyone to date. Please {{ping}} me when you respond. --Jax 0677 (talk) 14:31, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Jax 067, Wikipedia policy is to name an article according to what its subject is usually called. None of the references cited in Zodiac Seats U.S. uses the word "Safran" at all, so the article should not be moved. Maproom (talk) 15:06, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Jax 067: when I replied above, I included the template {{u|Jax 067}}, which ought to have alerted you to my response. I don't question that the name change has officially happened; but what matters, for Wikipedia's purposes is what the subject is usually called. And when Wikipedia policy is clear, I doubt the relevance of feedback. Maproom (talk) 16:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Reply - @Maproom:, this is the second time that you have failed to ping me. My user name has two sevens in it, not 1, please look carefully at your ping. This is why I did not get the ping. Because of the name change, I would like more feedback. I tried to do an RFC, but someone deleted the RFC template from the talk page. --Jax 0677 (talk) 16:20, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Jax 0677: I'm sorry, yes, I left out a 7. (I can't advise you on RfCs - the only time I tried to create one, I had to withdraw it.) Maproom (talk) 16:26, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Template:Metallica songs

I am trying to start a discussion about a potential {{Metallica songs}} navigation box. How do I get the {{split}} tag at {{Metallica}} to show a blue link to {{Metallica songs}}? Please {{ping}} me when you respond. --Jax 0677 (talk) 15:43, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

@Jax 0677: Fixed: I added I link to bottom of the template. SportsFan007 (talk) 23:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)SportsFan007
@Jax 0677: Fixed: split template fixed! SportsFan007 (talk) 23:23, 9 December 2018 (UTC)SportsFan007

Password problems

Wikipedia has sent me a message a few times saying that failed attempts have been made to change my password. However, when I tried to change the password, I first have to use the original password. Nevertheless, the original password is not allowing me to log in to do that. What's next? I have check the routine problems such as accepting cookies (yes), etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sedgehead (talkcontribs) 20:59, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

@Sedgehead: If you cannot log in with your original password that means either it's been changed or you forget it. Do you have access to your current email address?. –Ammarpad (talk) 08:03, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
@Ammarpad: I have only used one password and I am currently logged in. I tested this by starting to edit a page. However, when I try to change the password, Wikipedia asks me to log in again and that fails. My email address has not changed if you want to send me email. I hope I am formatting this response correctly so you will see it. Maybe I should log out and then try to change the password. –Sedgehead
@Sedgehead: Okay, if you indeed want change the password, click Special:PasswordReset and provide either your username or email address attached to your account. A new temporary password will be emailed to the email address. Then you can use it to login and then change to something that you like using the Special:ResetPassword. If you choose strong password, you can safely disregard those failed login attempt notifications by disabling the feature at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-echo. –Ammarpad (talk) 21:07, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

December 10

Albert Kitson, 2nd Baron Airedale

There is a sentence in a blue block further down on this page. please fix if able. Thanks

Done. MB 02:09, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Promotional image use?

I was on the article Rosemary (wrestler) and saw that on the talk a user requested an updated photo. I looked through my pictures and none are really the best option. However I have in my possession a promotional image from an event where it was distributed. I read the promotional image essay and reviewed the fair use policy, but I’m still not sure if it is possible or preferable to use the image on Wikipedia. To be clear there is a free image on the article, but it doesn’t appropriately represent the current character. Thanks for the help. Sephiroth storm (talk) 02:16, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Sephiroth storm: Normally free image/media is preferred above any non free, this is true across all Wikimedia projects. In some cases, like logos and people who are long dead (and finding free image is not really easy) a non free file can be accepted on Wikipedia, but even then non free images of people who are still alive is treated differently. Per policy you cannot use non-free image of a living person except with few exceptions which really don't apply in this case. Since the subject is still alive it's expected to one day get their free file. So I would advise to stick with the current image or remove it if you feel it does more harm than good. –Ammarpad (talk) 08:54, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Sounds good, thanks. Sephiroth storm (talk) 19:57, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Cathy Haase page edits--error showing

I added some information to my own biography and now it is citing an error. I would like to know how to clear up the problem and if necessary revert it back to what it was before. It is my first time editing and I think i must have done something wrong that caused these errors to occur. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Katarina Kaninchen (talkcontribs) 05:22, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

You should not be editing your own (claimed) article, due to conflict of interest. That being said, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the errors have been easily fixed. The bad news is that I've nominated the article for deletion. Clarityfiend (talk) 06:03, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Good faith (but low quality) edit identified as vandalism.

Hi, I noticed that this edit by User_talk:Scorpion Navil has been flagged as vandalism and a message put in the user's talk page. Looking at the edit I am certain that it is not vandalism, and am worried that this automated response might put the very new editor off wiki editing. However I am not sure that the edit adds very much useful. Despite this I think the right course would be for it to be reverted so that manual editors could decide whether it can be improved or removed. I think I have reported this to ClueBot NG but the interface is not clear. Am I doning the right things? -- Q Chris (talk) 09:37, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, that's false positive, it's bound to happen here and there. But know that ClueBot NG (talk · contribs) is great bot that does excellent work in reverting vandalism 24/7 and has very low false positive rate. Part of the reasons it removed the edit has to do with the age of the account. The edit was made two minutes after the creation of the account and that is the only edit of the user, all these helped in scoring the possibility of the edit being vandalism. Had the user restored the edit the bot wouldn't revert them. You can report false positive at: WP:CBFPAmmarpad (talk) 14:04, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Where Are Mobile Article Subtitles Stored?

I noticed that some pages such as Handball have "title descriptions", as the Wikipedia app calls them, that aren't very helpful, for example Handball's is "Ballgame-team sport", presumably a joke by an editor. These title descriptions appear when searching for articles and under the article titles on the mobile app. I can't seem to find "Ballgame-team sport" anywhere in the articles source when I go to edit it, so I was curious if anyone knew where title descriptions are kept so I can edit them if future circumstances require. —The Editor's Apprentice (TalkEdits) 16:09, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

That's the corresponding Wikidata entry. In the desktop interface, click on "Wikidata item" in the left-hand menu. Rojomoke (talk) 16:19, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Awesome, thank you! —The Editor's Apprentice (TalkEdits) 22:12, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Article created in the wrong wiki

Hey team, Opryland Hotel und Kongresszentrum was created in en wiki and should have been created in de wiki. How to correct? UnitedStatesian (talk) 17:48, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Put an import request in de:Wikipedia:Importwünsche I believe. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:16, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Name suppression? (NZ murder trial)

A man being prosecuted in New Zealand for the murder of British tourist Grace Millane has been granted name suppression by the NZ courts; however his name has been widely published by newspapers in Britain, where the NZ court order does not apply, and inevitably his name has been added to the WP article. New Zealand police have issued warnings that any NZ resident who publishes the man's name is liable to be prosecuted for breaching name suppression. What is Wikipedia's policy in such cases? --Plinuckment (talk) 22:50, 10 December 2018 (UTC)