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May 16

A lot of misinformation

Respected Sir/Ma'am,

The page https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Karma&gettingStartedReturn=true has a lot of mis/disinformation. And the option to edit the page is disabled. How do I go about editing the page with the correct information(with cited sources)?[[1]] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Samapriya (talkcontribs) 01:01, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Samapriya, you can submit an edit request on Talk:Karma. Indeed, you should see a blue "submit an edit request" button when you try to edit the page. Eman235/talk 01:13, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Click the "View source" tab to see it. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:56, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Important

Hi There,

i was surfing wikipedia and found something irrelevant on it on Our Religious matter which is ISLAM, i opened a topic about Jibrail (A.S)/ Gabriel and on on the ISLAMIC topic on the right hand i saw a picture which shows our prophet(SAW) and Jibrail(A.S) which was also written below and its not right (MAY ALLAH Forgive us all) Please remove the picture it immediately,

HERE IS THE LINK BELOW

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel — Preceding unsigned comment added by 103.31.95.163 (talkcontribs)

Please see Help:Options to hide an image--S Philbrick(Talk) 01:50, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
...and WP:NOTCENSORED for why we will not remove the image for all readers. TigraanClick here to contact me 15:37, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

redlink category

Hope (The Chainsmokers song) is in a redlink category (Singlechart usages for Romania). This is not an actual category in the article, but looks like a hidden category generated by some template. I'm not sure if the category should be created, or if this is an error in whatever is causing this. If anyone here can fix... MB 03:25, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

It was caused by {{Single chart|Romania|...}}. I found the fix [2] after examining Template:Single chart#Singlechart usages for chartname and the other categories. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:52, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Question about multiple accounts

I think is the best area for my question. But what is the state of having two accounts with a different role for both of them as that is the situation that I have. This is as my main account (this one) is for my edits and talks while my second account (HawkAussie) is mainly used for re-rating purposes and cleaning up the rating side of the wiki. Matt294069 (talk) 05:35, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

That's allowed by policy, as you have also made it clear on the userpage that you own both accounts. See WP:VALIDALT for more details on what's allowed and not. – Ammarpad (talk) 14:44, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Ok thanks for that confirmation. Matt294069 (talk) 22:46, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

An article named 'Sayed Babu'

I created an article about Bangladeshi Actor Sayed Babu. My writing was not published due to lack of notability. But he's notable as far as I know. His co-workers have wikipedia pages of their own. And I thought he also deserve one. So, please help me in this regard how can I create an article about him that will be published. And, also he is not related to me. I'm just an avid fan. Thanks. I'll wait for your reply. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ShahriarKib (talkcontribs) 05:17, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

"Notable" is used here in a special Wikipedia sense of "has been written about at length in independent reliable sources". See WP:Notability for details. All you have to do is find those sources and use them as references. See WP:Referencing for beginners. If you cannot find those sources, then you cannot prove notability and Wikipedia cannot have an article. Dbfirs 07:41, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
@ShahriarKib: A note that you should read WP:NACTOR was left when the page was declined. Unfortunately you removed that note together with the declinature notice. Please do not remove AfC review notices. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 07:45, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Edit warring with no discussion

I started a talk discussion and no one has responded. I and an IP address are reverting each other. I think the IP address also has a username. I do not know what to do. The IP address/user has not responded to discussion attempts. The page is Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.Manabimasu (talk) 05:18, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

@Manabimasu: You are doing the right thing so far. Now, follow the process in WP:DISPUTE. Your next step is to ask for a third opinion. -Arch dude (talk) 14:55, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you

Since visiting this page earlier this week (and getting excellent advice) I have been looking at what the regular editors have to cope with by way of incoming queries, and I should like to put it on record that I think they do an amazingly fine job, without the recognition they deserve. I wish to add a bit of recognition here. Superb service to Wikipedia. Thank you all, Tim riley talk 14:22, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you too. – Ammarpad (talk) 14:45, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Username

Hello how are you doing? I wanted to know if you could change my artist name from MrShowDemBoys To OneDeep. My artist name has ALWAYS been OneDeep. And why isn't my artist name listed in the HOUSTON & TEXAS list of artist???? Thanks.

OneDeep Texas Rangers Entertainment 713 757 2600 — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrShowDemBoys (talkcontribs) 14:36, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Hello. OneDeep isn't included in List of Houston rappers because Wikipedia doesn't have an article about OneDeep. Lists on Wikipedia are primarily navigational aids to help people find articles on those topics. I'm not sure what you mean by "change my artist name". Do you mean change the username that you use to log into Wikipedia? If so, see Wikipedia:Changing username, although since you only have 2 edits it might be easier to just create a new account. Lastly, if you want/intend to write about yourself here on Wikipedia, please read Wikipedia:Autobiography very carefully. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 14:44, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Including a template

Dear Administrators/help desk

I am interested in including a template that has the symbols : V.T.E at the top left corner, can someone please explain to me simply how I can include a template with v.t.e to a page I am currently editing ?

Regards Archaeologist02 (talk) 16:13, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Archaeologist02. Those templates are called Navigational templates, and you can find more about them from that link. In essence, you need to find the name of the particular navigational template you want, and just include it in the article between double curly brackets. To find the name of the particular navigational template, first find another article that already contains it, and Edit (or View Source) that article, and look for the particular "navbox" template in the source of the article. --ColinFine (talk) 16:39, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Hello Archaeologist02, those "V•T•E" are a part of the template, so if you want to include Template:Kumanovo on your page, you just add the text {{Kumanovo}} to your page (or if you're using the VisualEditor you can go to Insert > Template > Kumanovo). – Þjarkur (talk) 16:42, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
@Archaeologist02: You started Template:Archaeological sites with several errors in the code. The name implies it's a general template for archaeological sites but the link to Skopska Crna Gora indicates you were trying to do something more specific. Can I delete Template:Archaeological sites as a test? The formulation of your question suggests that you want to include an already existing template in a specific page. Are you actually trying to create a new template you want to include? PrimeHunter (talk) 10:11, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Religion/ethnicity editing

Hi all! I read A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold and I'm not sure it's either accurate or true to brand and categorize Dylan Klebold as "American Jew", I mean, he was born to a Jewish mother but he was a Lutheran. I have total ignorance of Judaism and if a Jewish Wikipedian answers would be awesome. Is he still a Jew regardless of his Lutheran beliefs? Very kind regards. --LLcentury (talk) 16:23, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

LLcentury, I'm not seeing where Wikipedia does categorize him as an "American Jew". There is nothing like that in the infobox, categories, or text of the article. Where are you seeing that? ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:44, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Hello, LLcentury. I can't find the word "Jew" anywhere in the article A Mother's Reckoning (or in recent versions of it). What are you referring to?
But, to address your main question: if you are asking about Wikipedia policy, then Wikipedia does not make this sort of judgment. If a reliable source describes him as a Jew, then a Wikipedia article may do so. If a reliable source says he was Lutheran, then a Wikipedia article may do so - but in either case, it is then an editorial decision (by consensus of editors who express a view) whether or not it is appropriate to mention either or both of these in the article. But if a source cannot be found for one or both of the claims, then that claim or claims should definitely not go in an article.
If you are asking not about Wikipedia policy, but the more general question, the answer is that "Jew" has several meanings, which don't all necessarily go together: see Jews. --ColinFine (talk) 16:58, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I was not clear, please search only "Dylan Klebold", not the main duo article with Harris, and there's he's categorized as "American Jews" and "Americans of Russian-Jewish descent". That's what I'm confused about. Very kind regards. --LLcentury (talk) 17:14, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

@LLcentury: There is no standalone article Dylan Klebold, it redirects to the article section Eric_Harris_and_Dylan_Klebold#Dylan_Klebold. Please provide a link to the article you have a question about. If you are seeing something in Google search, it may not be from Wikipedia. RudolfRed (talk) 17:47, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Excellent, sorry for so much annoying, this is what I'm referring to Dylan Klebold --LLcentury (talk) 17:50, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Oh, I see, the redirect is in Category:American Jews and Category:American people of Russian-Jewish descent. I think he would still be ethnically Jewish, even if he did not practice the Jewish faith. That said, categories should represent defining features of a person. How central was his Jewish heritage to his identity and what he's known for? I'm not sure it's appropriate for that particular individual. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 18:02, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

translation

i want to work on translating articles from English to Arabic how can i do that — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eman2019 (talkcontribs) 19:47, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

You can find some useful information at Wikipedia:Translation--S Philbrick(Talk) 20:35, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Rookwood Pottery Page

Hi I would like to make an edit, or for someone to make an edit on images for the Rookwood Pottery page. I think it could include more images and there is one that is not as characteristic of Rookwood pottery work ( Japonisme in 1884 -'Birds and Wild Grass' Teacup and Saucer by Albert Valentine ) that could be replaced. There are other examples of Japonisme that are more characteristic of the vessel forms made by Rookwood Pottery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rookwood_Pottery_Company

Help closing move discussion

This article (Talk:Taitā, New Zealand) has an open move discussion for many months. How does it get resolved and closed? +mt 23:41, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

@Mwtoews: try Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 00:47, 17 May 2019 (UTC)


May 17

Delete account

How do I delete my account — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wondaphy Toews (talkcontribs)

Accounts can't be deleted, but you can simply stop using it: Wikipedia:FAQ#How do I change my username/delete my account? – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 00:46, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Publishing Page after deletion/editing

Morning all,

so I got the page Draft: Tranched Value Security deleted for copyright infringements. I edited it with no copyright infringements and added commons media, etc. How to re-publish again? or shall I have a new entry? I am sorry if this has been answered elsewhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Int3l (talk)

I see that you have already created a new draft, but it contains not a single in-line reference. Please read WP:Referencing for beginners to see how to add references for each statement in the article. Dbfirs 05:45, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Please also read Notability carefully, Int31. Wikipedia is basically not interested in what the subject, or people closely associated with a subject, say about it. In order for it to be possible to write an article, there must be substantial published material by people who have no connection with the subject, and the article should be mostly based on that independent material. At present, all your references are from Zvezdin (and two of them from a blog, which is not usually regarded as a reliable source). I suspect this is a case of TOOSOON. If you continue with this draft without verifying that the subject is notabe, you may be wasting your time (and that of anybody who reviews the draft). --ColinFine (talk) 11:51, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Uploading my picture...and some of my music...if allowed.

I don't know how to upload a picture of myself to add to my bio here. Also, if permitted, I'd like to upload some of my music...but only if allowed. Please advise and thanks in advance,

Rick — Preceding unsigned comment added by Da BlueRickster (talkcontribs) Da BlueRickster (talkcontribs) has made few or no other edits outside this topic.

Da BlueRickster Thanks for asking. I see your user page got deleted today, on the grounds that it's not the purpose of Wikipedia to enable people to advertise themselves or their work. There doesn't appear to be a Wikipedia article (quite different to a user page) about anyone of that name. If you are what in Wikipedia is considered as "notable" then an article could be included, but we would not recommend you to try this yourself (please see this guidance): Bhunacat10 (talk), 15:15, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but Wikipedia is not a forum to share/upload music. You seem to be mistaking Wikipedia for social media; Wikipedia is an encyclopedia that summarizes what independent reliable sources state about article subjects that meet our special definition of notability(for musicians, WP:BAND). Wikipedia has no interest in what an article subject wants to say about itself. As noted above, you edited your user page, which is not article space. 331dot (talk) 15:18, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia and Safari

I have a recent problem with Wikipedia using Safari on my Mac book, my preferences are not viewable and my afc and Twinkle tools are not appearing, I've tried clearing cache and re-starting, every thing works fine on my iMac using Chrome or Firefox. Any suggestions as to what to try? Theroadislong (talk) 17:54, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Ok they are back now, I cleared cache closed Safari, restarted laptop and the tools are back again. Theroadislong (talk) 18:52, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

James Averdieck

Hello

I would like to change my wiki personal profile urgently - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Averdieck

I am no longer married to Annie Averdieck and would like it updated to my new wife Charlotte Averdieck.

How do I have this edited as this is the 4th time I have requested this now?

Regards James Averdieck — Preceding unsigned comment added by 5.80.65.25 (talkcontribs)

This may or may be the same person as User:Javerdieck 1165, who also claimed to be James Averdieck. --Orange Mike | Talk 19:56, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
There are no such things as "wiki personal profiles". There is an encyclopedia article in the English-language version of Wikipedia, James Averdieck, which is about a businessman. If any information in that article is incorrect or outdated, a request to change it can be made on the talk page of that article: Talk:James Averdieck. Changes to articles must be backed up by published information from reliable sources. We have no idea whether you, IP user 5.80.65.25, and/or User:Javerdieck 1165, are actually James Averdieck, the subject of the article in question; anybody can claim to be anybody on the internet. I could claim to be James Averdieck (or Boris Johnson, or Rachel Johnson, or Nigel Farage, or half a kilo of a nice not-too-runny Camembert); that doesn't make it so.
In all seriousness, make your request on the talk page of the article, and provide a good solid published source for the change. But this is not urgent; we have no deadlines here. --Orange Mike | Talk 20:09, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Our company rebranded and changed their name, how can we get the page to change how it is listed?

We changed our name from TenCate Advanced Composites to Toray Advanced Composites. Almost the entire page has been updated except for the main page title. How does this get changed? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TenCate_Advanced_Composites — Preceding unsigned comment added by Johannabeckmen (talkcontribs)

These sources seem adequate to justify the page move: https://www.aero-mag.com/tencate-changes-its-name-to-toray-advanced-composites/ , https://www.materialstoday.com/carbon-fiber/news/tencate-advanced-composites-changes-name-/ . I will move the page accordingly. -- The Anome (talk) 18:35, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Need to know where to split paragraph

Particularly this paragraph, which seems too long, from the synopsis of The Star Chamber (links and names of actors removed):

"Judge Steven Hardin is an idealistic Los Angeles jurist who gets frustrated when the technicalities of the law prevent the prosecution of a man who was charged with numerous murders of elderly women for their welfare money after their checks were cashed and two other men who are accused of raping and killing an eight-year old boy as part of a suspected child pornography ring. The latter two were driving slowly late at night and attracted the suspicion of two police officers, who thought the van's occupants might be burglars. After checking the license plate for violations, the policemen pulled them over for expired paperwork, claimed to have smelled marijuana, then saw a bloody shoe inside the van. However, the paperwork was actually submitted on time (it was merely processed late), meaning the police had no reason to pull over the van and Hardin has no choice (see fruit of the poisonous tree) but to exclude any subsequently discovered evidence, i.e. the bloody shoe. Hardin is even more distraught when the father of the boy attempts to shoot the criminals in court but misses and shoots one of the arresting officers instead. Subsequently, the father commits suicide while in jail only after he informs Hardin that another boy has been discovered raped and murdered and tells him "This one is on you, your Honor. That boy would be alive if you hadn't let those men go." After hearing all this, Judge Hardin approaches his friend, Judge Caulfield, who tells him of a modern-day Star Chamber: a group of judges who identifies criminals who fell through the judicial system's cracks and then takes action against them outside the legal structure with a hired assassin."--75.110.35.108 (talk) 19:22, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Caps lock

About a week ago, my computer started locking on all-capital letters when I capitalize a letter, but only when I'm typing in an edit box--not in the edit summary box, and nowhere other than in Wiki sites. How do I turn off the automatic caps lock? (I'm using an iPad.) Loraof (talk) 20:04, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

@Loraof: I think since this is a possible bug you'd be better off posting at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical). Good luck. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 00:26, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

MOS:CQ

Here, it says MediaWiki's use of series of single quotes to create italics and boldface makes using these features complicated and error-prone for content that begins or ends with apostrophes. – Sorry, but that I don't quite get. What exactly is meant?--Hildeoc (talk) 20:16, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

This is what ''italics'' looks like in the wiki markup. And this is what '''bold''' looks like. So, if you have an apostrophe and want to make something italic or bold, it can get complicated. --†dismas†|(talk) 20:29, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
@Dismas: Thanks for commenting. Though, unfortunately, I still don't really get the point: Isn't your argument actually in favor of using real apostrophes as well as the keyboard ones – for wiki markup –, as a means of distinction between the latter, on the one hand, and the use of actual apostrophes, on the other hand? After all, this would, in fact, rule out unintended confusion between wiki formatting and setting of the apostrophe, wouldn't it?--Hildeoc (talk) 21:35, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure I follow. I'm looking three keyboards right now and the apostrophe and single quote are the same key on all three. So, what do you mean by "actual apostrophes"? †dismas†|(talk) 23:05, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Hildeoc's "actual apostrophes" must refer to a curly typographic apostrophe ( ’ ) and not a straight apostrophe ( ' ). @Hildeoc: Your first post only asked for the meaning of a quote. Your second post indirectly refers to the context of the quote at Wikipedia:Manual of Style#cite note-curlyq-5. Use of curly apostrophes for non-markup would only rule out confusion with markup if the right apostrophes for the purpose were always used. But if we used curly apostrophes for non-markup then some editors would probably try to copy them to markup. It's not clear which system would give least confusion in practice. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:16, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: Thanks a lot once again! Now, indeed, I get the idea. Wouldn't a rewording towards your explanation be appropriate to get across the actual rationale of that guideline more accurately or rather comprehensibly?--Hildeoc (talk) 22:00, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
PS: @PrimeHunter: You're the best!!! I am very grateful for your support also with previous inquiries of mine. Have a nice Sunday! Best wishes--Hildeoc (talk) 22:04, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
I haven't followed the history of the guideline or Wikipedia:Manual of Style#cite note-curlyq-5. I don't know whether the unbolded third bullet point is supposed to be part of the rationale or just a note. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:13, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

How to add a Photo for historical references

I need some help. I am the great grandson of a Mexican General, Emiliano Lojero. An article on him is found in wikipedia. However, it is all in Spanish. I have minimal Spanish skills. So I can understand some of the instructions...but not good enough on how to add a picture of the General.

I am not sure I know how to do this even in English! The provenance for the picture is a camera-image of a Family Portrait of Logero. The original portrait was owned my his daughter - my Grand mother. I would like to see the image installed in the Spanish-arcticle on General Logero.

What can I do? Thanks for any guidance you can provide. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Texxmw (talkcontribs)

Texxmw, all the different language Wikipedias are operated separately and each has their own rules. So, you'd have to ask over at the Spanish WP to see how they handle things. You might be able to find a user here who speaks Spanish well enough to help you. Or someone there who speaks English well enough to help. That said, if the image can be released under a free license, then it can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons which will allow it to be used on all the various Wikipedias. †dismas†|(talk) 21:16, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
(ec)@Texxmw:First, each language version of Wikipedia is a separate project with its own rules, so you must eventually work with the Spanish-language Wikipedia's help desk. BUT, you should try hard to put your photo on Commons if at all possible, to simplify live when you later decide to create a version of the article hwere ont he English-language Wikipedia. Unfortunately, the rules for compliance with Copyrihge law at Commons are stringent. Ownership of the physical photo is not the same as ownership of the copyright of the photo. the copyright belongs to the photographer, and therefore passes wotht he photographer's estate. If you can legitimately claim to have inherited the photo from a family member who was was the photographer, and if you believe that no other possible heir would claim the copyright, then go ahead and claim that you inherited the copyright and can therefore licence it to Commons with a CC-BY-SA license. as to the actual process, go to the and click on the c:Main page "upload" button near the upper right, and proceed from there. -Arch dude (talk) 21:18, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Texxmw, since the general seems to have died in 1923, it is possible that the image can be uploaded on Commons as a public-domain image. The Mexican copyright rules are summarized here; note in particular the last paragraph under "General". Deor (talk) 14:41, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Invalid message sent to e

Regarding an edit you [Wikipedia] claim I made about Kira Buckland: I have never heard of Kira Buckland and I never posted nor submitted any edits about Kira Buckland! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:207.177.111.158

Gary "Gig" Giegerich

You may not have made the edit, but eight years ago someone using your IP did. IPs change with time (sometimes very quickly). Just erase the message if you like. Meters (talk) 22:24, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) IP addresses may be reallocated by your ISP. The records clearly show that 207.177.111.158 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) edited Kira Buckland back in 2011 on 20 September at 18:15 and 18:19. This is what the two messages from , also both dated 20 September 2011, are referring to. If you want to avoid this in future, please consider creating an account which will be specific to you. Martin of Sheffield (talk) 22:31, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Gary, you asked the same question last year at the Teahouse, and it was answered then [3]. You need to come back to your posts to see if they have been answered. Obviously your IP is fairly stable, and this is still bothering you. I will just delete the warning for you. Meters (talk) 22:35, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
The Teahouse thread was answered in more depth,and also by a second editor after the link I provided. Meters (talk) 22:40, 17 May 2019 (UTC)


May 18

2019 redefinition of SI base units

See User talk:Guy Macon#2019 redefinition of SI base units.

The redefinition of the base units for the metric system happens on 20 May 2019. I am hoping to get this article mentioned on the main page on that day. Alas, I also have a hot project and if I don't make my deadline because I spent too much time on Wikipedia the toy I am working on will miss Christmas. :(

Any help I can get with either making last-minute improvements to the article or with navigating the politics of getting things mentioned on the main page would be a huge help. --Guy Macon (talk) 00:31, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi Guy Macon; you could nominate it at In The News. Cheers, Baffle☿gab 04:02, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Done. Portal:Current events/2019 May 18 --Guy Macon (talk) 05:11, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
...and reverted.[4] Like I said, I need help navigating the politics of getting things mentioned on the main page. Waiting until the day the SI units are redefined and only then discussing whether to put them on the main page seems like a bad plan. --Guy Macon (talk) 13:25, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Well, I think the issue with the portal is you should have added it at Portal:Current events/2019 May 20 and provided a source. However, the current events portal is not the same as the main page in the news. Please see Wikipedia:In_the_news/Candidates#How_to_nominate_an_item regarding nominating. I've never done it, but there appear to be instructions there. Good luck! ‡ Єl Cid of ᐺalencia ᐐT₳LKᐬ 13:40, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
I hope that this does the trick:[5] --Guy Macon (talk) 15:27, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Why are you copy protectng the carbonaro effect show ?----

Why are you copy protecting the carbonard effect show ?----— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:40b:300:b1b0:17a:110b:7e6a:711 (talkcontribs) 18 May 2019 15:47 (UTC)

The Carbonaro Effect (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Please clarify what difficulty you are encountering. The page does not seem to be protected from editing. Thank you. (Please sign your posts on talk pages by using four tildes like this: ~~~~.) Eagleash (talk) 15:58, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
The phrase "copy protecting" makes me wonder if this is a question about Wikipedia at all. Eman235/talk 16:35, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Super Bowl LVIII

If NBC Airs Super Bowl LVI It Can not Air 2 Super Bowls in 3 Years So If CBS Airs Super Bowl LV That means that CBS has the Television Rights to Super Bowl LVIII In The Next Television Contract. 68.103.78.155 (talk) 18:10, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

What question about how to use or edit Wikipedia are you asking? {The poster formerly known as 87.81.230.195} 2.122.2.132 (talk) 19:58, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
P music.svg This page is for questions about using Wikipedia. Please consider asking this question at the Entertainment reference desk. They specialize in knowledge questions and will try to answer any question in the universe (except how to use Wikipedia, since that is what this Help Desk is for). Just follow the link and ask away. You could always try searching Wikipedia for an article related to the topic you want to know more about. I hope this helps. --MrClog (talk) 22:24, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Editing problems

I usually edit on mobile, and the new edit-window text-highlighting system is making that nearly impossible. It seems to have introduced various bugs that make it impossible to select, copy, and paste text, or even to move the cursor once I've started typing. The only way around it I've found is to repeatedly refresh the page with the "Show preview" button. What is going on? —Sangdeboeuf (talk) 20:28, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Do you have "New wikitext mode" enabled? Ruslik_Zero 20:40, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
I have no idea. How do I check? No. I just looked at my preferences and New wikitext mode is disabled. —Sangdeboeuf (talk) 21:10, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
I guess you refer to one of the features at Wikipedia:Syntax highlighting. The most common to activate by accident is the highlighter marker button Codemirror-icon.png to the left of "Advanced" in some toolbars. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:19, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Internal link not working

On the page 2017 Penn State Nittany Lions football team, in the lead there should be a link to 2017 Washington Huskies football team, but it is showing up as [[2017 Washington Huskies football team|Washington]], which appears to be a well-formatted link. I'm not sure how to fix this. Ostealthy (talk) 23:01, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Ostealthy, there was a line break in the middle of the link. Seems to work now. – Þjarkur (talk) 23:03, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

May 19

Name of an architectural element

Nice roof (41323754891).jpg

Does someone know how to call the iron structure on the top of the roof?--JotaCartas (talk) 05:08, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi @JotaCartas: I did an internet search and found Cresting (architecture). However for Wikipedia you need Wikipedia:Reliable Sources and they can help with terminology.TSventon (talk) 09:47, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
@TSventon:, thank you. My question is about the "gazebo like" structure just in the top. Maybe it has no specific name. --JotaCartas (talk) 09:54, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Library books posted via the mail? (U.K)

Hi, I live in the United Kingdom. Does anyone know if there is a library service that will post me books via the Royal Mail? How can I access specialist texts without physically travelling to a far away library or buying the texts? Szzuk (talk) 07:53, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

This is the page for asking questions about how to edit Wikipedia. Your local library would be best placed to answer your question. They will also be able to get an Interlibrary loan for any book you want.--Shantavira|feed me 08:18, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
I need the books to edit wikipedia. Szzuk (talk) 08:21, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Please also see Wikipedia:WikiProject Resource Exchange.--Shantavira|feed me 08:45, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
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