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August 9[edit]

Help correcting a date link[edit] page has tables of links for years and months with a broken link for Oct 2018. Sorry, but unable to figure out how to correct the errant link which is,_October_2018

Multiple pages use the broken link in various tables, often twice on a given page.

Thank you! --NavajoDutchman (talk) 11:28, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

NavajoDutchman, IT seems to stem from {{Number of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States months list}} and is complex to work out when're and how to correct Fiddle Faddle 11:32, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Not done - I have given it a very hard stare and am baffled. Fiddle Faddle 11:38, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@NavajoDutchman: A simple error, corrected in this edit. --David Biddulph (talk) 11:37, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
David Biddulph, go you!!! Fiddle Faddle 11:39, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism help request from Sdkb[edit]

I have noticed some vandalism at [[1]]. Namely, A constant change of the name of Principal onm the right hand page, as well as other staff working at the school. Names of students or food items replace staff names. Though the school, does revert it back, it would be good to either ban certain random users or protect aspects of the page from change. You can verify the vandalism changes from the school website.

Would an editor please assist me with fixing it? Thank you, RSBConnect (talk) 14:47, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

OP has been blocked for promotion. Sdkb, I don't think you created a help request for the page, right? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 16:25, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Knaresborough / Knaresborough Online[edit]

Symbol redirect vote2.svg Courtesy link: Knaresborough

With reference to your reply - Of course I have an interest in what I am adding as I run the community page. How can you say there is a conflict of intersts as LIDL is mentioned on the page and this is DEFINATELY a business!!!! Our page supplies the community with information about Knaresborough and so it is of valid interest to those who look at all things Knaresborough on Wkipiedia. You have Knaresborough Post listed on the page and they ARE a commercial business. In fact Knaresborough online is the same as the Knaresborough Post except we are online and the are a traditional print!!! How can you honestly justify allowing LIDL to be on the page and not our towns community website.

I would like to take this up as an official complaint as I feel we are been unfairly treated Knaresborough Girl (talk) 15:58, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

@Knaresborough Girl: I replied on your talk page. -Arch dude (talk) 16:14, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

(edit conflict)

@Knaresborough Girl:
  1. Please read and understand our policy on conflict of interest. Having a conflict of interest means you have some professional or personal connection to the topic you are trying to write about. It makes it difficult if not impossible to write about the topic from a neutral point of view. In addition, if you work for Knaresborough Online, you have some mandatory disclosures to make.
  2. Regarding your edits to Knaresborough, you are trying to add your website to the section on "Culture and community". It does not fit there. If it should be there at all, it would probably be best under External links; however, because of your conflict of interest, you should not edit the page directly. Instead, if you think that website would be a valuable external link, you should visit the talk page, and put {{Request edit}} there, along with stating the changes you think should be made to the article. A disinterested editor will then come along (eventually - it can take a while as we are all volunteers) and review your request and decide if it is appropriate or not.
  3. Anything in the body of the article needs to be supported by reliable sources that indicate where the information comes from and that it is important. Keep this in mind if your edit request is anything more substantial than adding an external link.
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any further questions, please ask. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:16, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi @Knaresborough Girl: I think you may want to have a look at Wikipedia's guides on conflicts of interest and the Plain and simple conflict of interest guide. It looks like you're trying to get the "Knaresborough Online" website on the Knaresborough page; Red Phoenix left a useful message at the top of your talk page, which summarises why your edits have been reverted, per WP:NOTWEBHOST. Wikipedia's gudielines on external links may also be of interest to you. Arch dude answered before I could, and their reply on your talk page looks useful. Seagull123 Φ 16:17, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

In response to your reply...I admit I first of all entered the website of the page and this was a mistake which i then corrected. So I wrote 'Knaresborough Online is a community and visitor page for the town. WHICH IT IS! How can you let LIDL be on there when they are quite clearly a big business. Our page supported the local town through the lockdown with information about where to buy food, info how to help those shielding and inportant numbers for those who are struggling including the SAMARITANS !!!! So how can you say we are not relevant when you have allowed LIDL on there AND Frazer theatre which is a commercial business too! This is wrong. Knaresborough Online is the only online information page which helps residents and also promotes tourism to our town which it needs right now following lockdown. This is unfair, LIDL dont provide such a service to locals...they sell food! I made a mistake entering the website but that is all. Please just put those few words on showing we exist. Knaresborough Girl (talk) 16:29, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Knaresborough Girl, can you prove Knaresborough Online is notable, per Wikipedia's standards? what relevance does the site have? Do you have independent sources that claim that it does what you claim? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 16:33, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Knaresborough Girl No one is "letting" LIDL be on there. There are sources that discuss the importance of the town's supermarkets. Anything included in the body of an article should be supported by Reliable sources. If there are sources discussing Knaresborough Online, then that information can be considered for inclusion. Those sources must be independent - in other words, it can't be Knaresborough Online writing about itself. If you know of such sources, please follow the advice I gave you above to visit the talk page, put {{Request edit}} there, and state the changes you think should be made to the article, including citing the sources. Also, follow the mandatory disclosure instructions at WP:PAID - do this first before doing anything else.~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:55, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

How reliable are links as reference?[edit]

How reliable are links as reference? Recently I am seeing links used as reference in wiki articles. Man Floor (talk) 16:48, 9 August 2020 (UTC) and other archiving websites just create archives of other pages. The link is not the publisher/work, it is simply a link to a website. It is the website itself that needs to be a Reliable Source. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 16:50, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Article version numbers[edit]

Hi. Is there a way to find out the revision number of a particular edit on an article? My edit to Oda Schottmüller was revently reverted and I'm wondering whether the revision was for only my edit.Squeezdakat (talk) 17:12, 9 August 2020 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Squeezdakat (talkcontribs) 17:11, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

@Squeezedat:, yes. If you look at the history page for Oda Schottmüller you can see your edit as the second version down from the top. If you click the date next to your user name, you will see the page as you edited it and in the address bar you will see oldid=972004006. That is the version number. The history page shows that Scope creep reverted your edit for reasons of copy-editing. If you wish to discuss this further, you should start a discussion at the article's talk page. I hope that helps. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 17:37, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@Eggishorn: Thank you! Your answer is helpful. Squeezdakat (talk) 18:23, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi Folks. @Squeezdakat: Your copyedit didn't really add anything, nor really improve the article in any significant way. Also i'm looking for a comprehensive end-to-end copyedit on this article and several others. I was told I'm separating the noun from the adjective, so it needs a real in-depth copyedit. Thanks. scope_creepTalk 17:45, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@Scope creep: I understand. On reviewing my edit, I can see how it can be seen as not adding anything. Cheers! Squeezdakat (talk) 18:23, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Guess I'll see this article hanging around in the backlog until next month...Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 00:29, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

how do i make a page to publish[edit]

i want to write a page but i dont know... can u help please explain — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lifeissona (talkcontribs) 20:33, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Lifeissona, if you're looking to create an article for Wikipedia, please be aware that it is one of the hardest things you can do on here, and I would recommend doing some easier stuff like making smaller edits to existing articles first. If you absolutely still want to create one, it is strongly recommended that you carefully read WP:YFA and use the Article Creation Wizard. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 20:52, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Hello, Lifeissona. If you are only 10, you are very welcome to edit Wikipedia, but please understand that we are here to build an encyclopaedia, not (mostly) to play. I suggest you have a look at advice for younger editors. --ColinFine (talk) 21:02, 9 August 2020 (UTC)


I have been doing some Wikipedia for a while but there are still some things I do not know.

Can I create multiple sandboxes? Does an original page need to be perfect? What will happen if I accidentally leave out a link or put some wrong information in? How can I make a WikiProject? How can I make a template? How can I find good photos since 99% of them have copyright? How can I make sure that my page is included in a WikiProejct that I'm a part of? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Webecoolalasdair (talkcontribs) 20:40, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

edit: forgot to sign the page Webecoolalasdair (talk) 20:40, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

  1. Yes, you can create multiple sandboxes. Just name them something like User:Webecoolalasdair/sandbox, User:Webecoolalasdair/sandbox 2, User:Webecoolalasdair/To do list, User:Webecoolalasdair/sandbox 3, etc.
  2. An original page does not need to be perfect or complete. It does need to cite some reliable sources, establish notability of its topic, and be legible. If you accidentally leave out a link or put incorrect information in, fix it as soon as you can.
  3. I don't know. Can you?
  4. The best way to find good photos is to go out and take them yourself. For historical topics, if the photo was taken and published prior to 1925, it's probably public domain and safe to use. Also, photos taken by the U.S. government and some other governmental entities are public domain (but check the specific country or state government carefully). For some things, such as commercial logos, fair use may apply, but be careful and make sure you understand how to write the rational.
  5. You include a page in a wikiproject by affixing the appropriate template to the talk page. New Page Reviewers may come along and apply it for you if you forget.
~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 20:52, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

importance of nationality[edit]

To assist contributors correctly identify the nationality of someone they are writing about, they should be knowledgable and intelligent enough to know that EVERYONE born in NORTHERN Ireland after TUESDAY 3rd MAY 1921 is BRITISH not IRISH. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:23C5:4702:AD00:25B5:3D26:3F34:CB20 (talk) 22:36, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Whichever specific article you have issues with, raise them at the article talkpage. And see Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Ireland-related articles. NI or UK depends on whether you're a unionist or a republican, and Wikipedia doesn't side with either side. Joseph2302 (talk) 23:07, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
People can and do disagree about that in good faith. As noted above, Wikipedia does not take sides on the issue. 331dot (talk) 00:19, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
I'm proud to say that we have fine editors here in Wikipedia who are as unionist as I am republican (don't let the color fool ya); and we do our best to work together for the greater good. --Orange Mike | Talk 02:22, 10 August 2020 (UTC)


Can’t reset password. Never get email link — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:51, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Make sure you have typed the address in correctly. There also could be a delay in the system. If you cannot recover your password, you will need to create a new account and identify it as a successor to your old account. 331dot (talk) 00:21, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

August 10[edit]

Use of acronyms in quotation marks[edit]

Could anyone please tell me if it's all right to use acronyms in quotation marks ("... the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or 'NASA'"), or should the acronym just be in parentheses, lacking quotation marks or the conjunction "or" after the full name?

(Edit: Added ellipsis and non-breaking space at beginning of quote.)

(Second edit: Removed extra space accidentally added in previous edit, sorry about that.)

(Third edit: Placed edit notes on different lines.)

(Fourth edit: Sorry if I added an extra space between my original post here and the reply. If it was the replier, then nothing against him, since it was his reply; it's just that I would hate to even slightly alter somebody else's reply.)--Thylacine24 (talk) 04:24, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

No. It should be something like (full sentence to avoid further quote mark confusion): "He worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)." Clarityfiend (talk) 05:34, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
@Clarityfiend: Thanks. Sorry about the quotation mark confusion.(Edit: Added reply template, sorry not to do that earlier.)--Thylacine24 (talk) 12:02, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
@Clarityfiend: Could you please tell me if you usually put a space between your replies on the talk page? I fear I may have accidentally added one between my original post here and your reply. Sorry about that.--Thylacine24 (talk) 12:26, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
@Thylacine24: I'm not sure what you mean by "a space between your replies". However, it is generally not considered a good idea to alter your text after you've received a response. It makes things harder to follow. Clarityfiend (talk) 22:44, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
@Clarityfiend: I should have written "a space between my first post here and your first response." Sorry about that. Anyway, I've done that plenty of times in the past, but I'll try to stop now. Of course, there's also the possibility that I might get a response just as I'm editing it when I don't think anyone's responded yet. Also, could you please tell me if I should add more replies in lieu of edits to the original, to make myself clear and/or apologize about something?--Thylacine24 (talk) 18:23, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

List of people who died climbing Mount Everest table in Android app[edit]

The wikitable in the "Fatalities" section List of people who died climbing Mount Everest article is not showing correctly in the Android app (OnePlus 7 Pro), but displays fine if I open it in Chrome on the same phone. I'm not sure if this is an issue with the app or the formatting of the table itself, but if anyone knows of a solution, it would be greatly appreciated. TheMrP (talk) 06:35, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

@TheMrP: you may get a quicker answer for this if you ask at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical). Seagull123 Φ 12:50, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
See phab:T203293 * Pppery * it has begun... 13:42, 10 August 2020 (UTC)


Dear Sir/ Madam, I have registered all my details on wikipedia but anytime i try to type my name on Google or in the search engine,my details does not come up.Please can i get some assistant ? Thank you. Lawrence Lartey . — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:3B2:8A00:8953:E546:FB38:A052 (talk) 08:04, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Your IP address has no other edits and Lawrence Lartey works fine. I guess you are User:Ojekooradio and refer to User:Ojekooradio/sandbox. It's an unsubmitted userspace draft and not indexed by search engines. See Wikipedia:Autobiography and Help:Your first article. PrimeHunter (talk) 08:13, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
And please also note that we have no control over when Google displays it's Google Knowledge Graph. Victor Schmidt (talk) 08:14, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
10:17, 10 August 2020 Salvio giuliano talk contribs blocked Ojekooradio talk contribs with an expiration time of indefinite (account creation blocked) ({{uw-spamublock}} <!-- (SUPG) -->). So that will take a while. Victor Schmidt (talk) 08:22, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Account User[edit]

How can i identify the successor of my old account?

Where Do I need to add these > ("I am User2, I previously used User1") — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:15, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Best place is the user page of each account. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:17, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
That is, if you changed from OldUserName to NewUserName, you would write:
This user previously used the account [[User:OldUserName]].
at the new user page (named User:NewUserName).
You could additionally write:
{{Old account|NewUserName}}
at the old user page (named User:OldUserName).
(It seems there should be an equivalent template for the new account, but I can't find it. Anyone?) —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 22:54, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Downloading a table[edit]

I want to download the table on the page to excel. How can I do this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:51, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

I assume you mean one of the tables at List_of_semiconductor_fabrication_plants. AFAIK there is no simple way of doing this, or at least not easy unless you have a database server that is capable of importing Wikisyntax-Tables. Victor Schmidt (talk) 11:15, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
You can just select the table and copy it to excel. Danski454 (talk) 11:55, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Excel can also import data from web pages in a number of ways – see the Data menu and Excel help. It's changed since the last time I used it, so I can't give you a more detailed answer. You might get one at WP:RD/C. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 23:00, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Deleting pages[edit]

I have been collecting various links in order to write some articles at a later date. There are many duplicate pages though, I cannot figure out how to delete a page or book.

James — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jasbflower (talkcontribs) 16:08, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

@Jasbflower: If you created the pages you can add {{db-g7}} to the top to have an admin delete them. Otherwise, you may want to read Wikipedia:Guide to deletion, and use one of the processes listed there. Danski454 (talk) 18:41, 10 August 2020 (UTC)


I would like to donate to Wikipedia but do not wish to give my PAN No. Nowhere anybody asks for this in India. Since I am making payment through bank, who know my source of income as well as PAN No. etc, why should I give it again on a public platform? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:00, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

This page lists several ways you can donate: [2]. There is also an e-mail address there where you can ask for futher help or report problems. RudolfRed (talk) 18:59, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

I m reporting wrong permotion on Wikipedia[edit]

He is my grandfather i request uou to give him proper dignity that he deserves — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:00, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

This is the help desk for English Wikipedia. We have no control over the content of Wikipedia in other languages. You can try asking for assistance at Hindi Wikipedia. Danski454 (talk) 18:45, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Accessing Wikidata[edit]

Data held at Wikidata may be accessed by various means, such as

But where is the documentation for {{#statements:...}} and related constructs? On Wikipedia (it's certainly not at H:MW), Wikidata, Meta or MediaWiki? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:02, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

d:Wikidata:How to use data on Wikimedia projects#Parser function is one place. * Pppery * it has begun... 19:05, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
OK, thanks. However, it doesn't suggest that any formatting options are available, so it doesn't help with the problem that I'm really trying to solve, which is how to suppress the two layers of <span>...</span> tags that {{#statements:...}} always seems to wrap its output in. Taking my {{#statements:P106|from=Q42}} example from above (since it illustrates it quite well), this emits
<span><span>[[Playwright|playwright]]</span>, <span>[[Screenwriter|screenwriter]]</span>, <span>[[Novelist|novelist]]</span>, <span>children&#39;s writer</span>, <span>science fiction writer</span>, <span>[[Comedian|comedian]]</span>, <span>[[Writer|writer]]</span></span>
- is there any way of stripping those? If there is, it would be useful for Help talk:Template#Greater than/less than? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:31, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
I believe you need to use #property (documented very sparsely at d:Wikidata:How to use data on Wikimedia projects#Raw value) instead if you want the raw value. * Pppery * it has begun... 20:13, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
You could use something like {{wikidata|property|Q42|P106}}, which outputs playwright with no formatting. Danski454 (talk) 20:18, 10 August 2020 (UTC)


Hi there,

I read Cronyism and found that Nepal is missing in the Asian countries' list. I am a native (citizen) of Nepal. Nepal has always been one of the most corrupt country in the world before (during rana & shah dynasty) and after the restoration of democracy.

It is also worth noting that Nepotism is on rise in recent years -- Nepalese politicians have been proudly practicing nepotism since so long. Becasue of that majority of intellectuals and students are leaving Nepal since they do not see their future in Nepal -- one of the most corrupt third world country.

Therefore, please enlist Nepal for Cronyism and Nepotism.

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:81:4000:D5F0:2054:89E7:AF7D:F46A (talk) 21:35, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

That may very well be the case, but are there any reliable, independent sources that support your claim? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 22:03, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
If so, you can discuss your desired changes with other editors interested in those topics at Talk:Cronyism and Talk:Nepotism. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 23:05, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
The only Asian list in Cronyism is in {{Political corruption sidebar}}. The sidebar is displayed in many articles and links to other related articles. We currently have no aRticle about corruption in Nepal. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:21, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

request edit[edit]

I attempted to edit info on a page that created a security risk for a federal judge (I am an employee for that Court). The info was promptly changed back. I attempted to request the edit through the "talk" feature on the page, which went ignored. The info is the date and place of birth, which is not widely published or relevant. How can I address this issue? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:25, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Hello, IP user. I have removed the birthdate from Mary J. Schoelen, according to WP:BLPPRIVACY. I suspect that what happened is that Evrik saw that an unregistered editor had removed information from the article without any edit summary explaining why, and thought that it was vandalism, though that is only a guess. Please note that, as an employee of the court, you are regarded by Wikipedia as being a paid editor, and must make a declaration to that effect - see the link for the details. This will require you to register an account (as only registered accounts have user pages). The account must be personal to you - shared accounts are not permitted - but you are not required to use your real name. You mustn't use a name which suggests that the account represents the court, though: it is your personal account. For any further changes you want to make to that article, or any other connected with your employment, you should make an edit request on the talk page of the article in question. You sort of did that, but you did it on your user talk page, User talk:, instead of on the article's talk page Talk:Mary J. Schoelen. If you add the template {{Edit request}} to your request, it will get put on a list of waiting requests. --ColinFine (talk) 22:49, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Hello, IP user. Another option is to send a request to OTRS, by sending an email to [email protected] This will accomplish two goals. First, you won't have to register as a paid editor. Second, based upon the nature of your request, you would like to keep it as private as possible and posting it publicly as a requested edit, anyone can see it, somewhat defeating the purpose. In contrast, emails sent to OTRS go to a small group of agents who have signed confidentiality agreements not to share the information. Request for removal of birthdates is a common request at OTRS. I personally handled quite a few such requests.--S Philbrick(Talk) 18:57, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

August 11[edit]

Html table help[edit]

Not even sure if this is the right place to ask but I'm working on getting Carlos Kleiber discography up to FL standard and at the moment I'm not sure how to format the table for a certain section: Under "Live Recordings" there are entries for Mahler and Mozart both in 1967 (from the same concert) but I think it would make more sense to combine the release section for these entries somehow but I'm really not sure what that would look like. Any ideas? (Also the formatting for entries after Mahler is inconsistent with the above at the moment, so don't take note of that!) Aza24 (talk) 00:48, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Aza24, are you thinking of having the year share the same cell? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 04:09, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
@Aza24: If so, you would do so by changing the first:
| 1967
| rowspan="2" | 1967
(for Mahler) and then removing the second | 1967 (19 lines later; for Mozart). This says that you want to repeat that first value for the next row. I wouldn't say it's necessary when you only have a single occurence of a value that needs to span multiple rows. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 06:53, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
@Tenryuu and AlanM1: Thank you both! I think that should work fine. Aza24 (talk) 20:55, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

creating an historical wikipedia page[edit]

Good afternoon, I am after some advice on how to create an historical Wikipedia page on a company called Maric Flow Control; Can you advise me what is invloved in doing this and does this cost anything to do so? Regards, Philip Maric Flow Control South Australia — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:42, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

It seems to me that your signed name suggests that you are employed by the organisation. This means you need an account must declare that on your user page prior to the draft article being reviewed and migrated to be an article. you also must use WP:AFC as you route in
You need to perform research. There are many essays on how to create decent articles on Wikipedia. This is one I wrote.
Find excellence of referencing, Marshall the facts in the references into a storyboard, and write the draft based on that storyboard, using the references as citations. Read WP:REFB and WP:CITE
Creating an article is the hardest thing to do on Wikipedia and required mature neutrality. If you feel as an employee that you cannot do that please do not even start Fiddle Faddle 09:28, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Requests to edits have not been answered on multiple talk sections of pages[edit]

Hi, I requested edits and initiated chat on talk pages on Jazz Pakistan, JazzCash, Mobilink, Warid and Warid Telecom to add more relevant information keeping it as non-promotional as possible while also requesting removal of some old misleading/irrelevant information keeping in mind that some information is still relevant no matter its past.

While I have been answered on some of the aforementioned pages and some of my edits have been incorporated but rest have not been answered, specially on Jazz Pakistan. The last edits I made were straightforward reversed without being read thoroughly, I also proposed them on talk their talk pages but I have not gotten any response. I understand that there may be some issue when adding e.g. when listing Products and Services and its against Wikipedia's T&C but not all edits proposed should've been reversed.

Edits proposed on Jazz Pakistan talk section can be seen here, there is no response after 27th July.

Proposed changes on Mobilink article talk section are visible here, there is no response after 27th July.

Also proposed changes on Warid Pakistan talk section here, received no help after 27th July.

Requested changes on Warid Telecom but got removed on being promotional, while some part may look promotional rest should've been added. Here are the changes I made. And so the case with JazzCash article.

It would be helpful if someone could answer on aforementioned talk pages and redo my edits visible in edit history by my name. Thank You. Talhatauqeer (talk) 08:03, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

I'm sorry no one has gotten around to your edit requests yet. As the request edit template says, "The requested edits backlog is very high. Please be extremely patient." If you look at the requested edits category, the oldest one is from June 11, and there are quite a few older than yours. The reality of Wikipedia is that we are all volunteers, we each work on whatever grabs our interest, and responding appropriately to edit requests from people with a conflict of interest can be a time consuming process and is one that requires a high level of skill in analyzing sources, working with content, and dealing diplomatically with people who have a COI. It is not a task that many people are well suited for or interested in. Honestly, I'm impressed it isn't worse than it is, given the status of some of our other backlogs around here. I see @Zoozaz1: has helped you with edit requests on Talk:Jazz (company) before, perhaps they would be willing to take a look at these additional ones. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:55, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Talhatauqeer, I think the reason the changes are taking so long is that you are implementing them without specifying on the talk page the changes you want to be made, only linking a version where editors can't see the specific changes you made. Zoozaz1 (talk) 03:09, 12 August 2020 (UTC)


Please keep the minimum amount of money donation from 0. So that every little sent can be helpful. That little money everyone will send will become a huge amount too. Many people in India will not be able to give 118rs that is the minimum amount, but many millions can give you 10-20rs as donation. So please look into it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:56, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for your interest in donating. Please see WP:DONATE for information about donating and how to contact the Wikimedia Foundation, who manages donations. We here at the individual WMF projects have no involvement with it. If there is a minimum, it's likely because there is a cost to processing donations, and it would not be helpful to anyone (except the payment processors) to donate Rs.20 if the payment processor charges Rs.50 to process it. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 09:07, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
I also have read on the Wikipedia/Wikimedia donation pages at some point in the past (but cannot find that page) that small payments are used by credit card scammers to check a stolen card info is valid. Setting a minimum donation amount therefore discourages such "donations", though I am not sure why this is useful (maybe because most of these eventually get refunded to the bank once the card theft is reported?). TigraanClick here to contact me 15:54, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Requesting another opinion on a source[edit]

There's a discussion at Talk:Kylian Mbappé#Semi-protected edit request on 4 August 2020 about the reliability of this Sports Illustrated article: [3]. Would it be okay to say that Mbappe's running speed has been clocked at 44.7 km/h? Another pair of eyes would be appreciated.  Ganbaruby! (Say hi!) 13:17, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

 Done.  Ganbaruby! (Say hi!) 13:47, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Waaris (1988 film)[edit]

The plot is not written according to wikipedia's guidelines. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:11, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Hello, please feel free to improve the article or if you do not feel comfortable doing so please discuss the changes at the article talk page. See Template:Request edit for how to request changes. If any factual changes are required you will need to supply reliable sources. (Please remember to sign your posts on talk pages by typing four keyboard tildes like this: ~~~~.) Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 15:31, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
I have cut the editiorializing and unsourced opinion content from the plot section. The article needs more sources to establish notability and source additional content. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:41, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Contribution value[edit]

Greetings, long ago I saw a template (most probably, or a script) somewhere that shows an editor's contribution value in currency. Most probably it was a calculation from edit count. "This editor's contribution to Wikipedia is worth of $$". I can not find this page/template now. If you know/can remember, kindly let me know. Regards. --Titodutta (talk) 16:19, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Do you think it may have been this one? It's not specific to the individual user, but rather Wikipedia as a whole. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 19:15, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Money Coin Icon.svgWikipedia is currently valued at 605 million dollars (and increasing).what!?

Something or other[edit]

Stage Name:marleyboy career:artist date of birth:2005 place of birth:akwa ibom native name:amanim john enang — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:32, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

We don't appear to have an article about (or even mentioning) Marleyboy, so there is nowhere for that information to go. If you think we should have an article about him, then somebody could write one, provided he meets Wikipedia's criteria for notability - most performers in the world do not. Generally this requires that at least three people who have no connection with Marleyboy, and not prompted or fed information from him, have chosen to write about him, and been published somewhere with a reputation for editorial control and fact checking. That means that nothing said, written or published by him or his associates, nothing based on interviews or press releases, and nothing in social media, blogs, forums or wikis, will count towards notability. See your first article. --ColinFine (talk) 18:29, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Category: Films set in [year][edit]

For articles about movies filmed in a specific year (e.g: 1912), is it proper to also include 'Category:Films set in (e.g: 1912)' -- specifically: Saved from the Titanic? To me, "set in" implies a non-contemporary setting. --2606:A000:1126:28D:99CE:F64A:28BB:E9C7 (talk) 20:28, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

I'm not sure I'm understanding your question, but filmed in and set in are different things, so the dates in the categories don't have to match. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 23:37, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Building off of TimTempleton's answer, including the "set in" category is fine, even if it seems redundant in that given situation. Someone might be looking for a film set in 1912 and that would be pertinent information to allow them to find said film. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 00:08, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
To clarify: for a contemporary film released today, would you state that it was "set in 2020"? Likewise, would a film produced in 1912 about a 1912 event be "set in 1912"? --2606:A000:1126:28D:99CE:F64A:28BB:E9C7 (talk) 04:53, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Not necessarily. Many films span an indeterminate time span that can include several years. Unless the year in which the story is set is made unambiguously clear within context, or you can cite a reliable source for that information, I would cautious about claiming it was set in any specific year.--Shantavira|feed me 07:53, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Kamala Harris page[edit]

Can someone fix this please?

Cuntala Harris - Wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:58, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

It's been fixed. (not by me) ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 21:15, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Template:Alabama (band) 1977–1989 singles[edit]

There's something odd with this navbox template – clicking on the View, Talk, or Edit tabs takes you to create Template:Alabama (band) 1977–1989 singles keo day roecehi instead. Anybody know what's up with this and how to fix it? Thanks. Richard3120 (talk) 21:02, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Hi, Richard3120. It was vandalism to the template last October(!). I've reverted it, but there's no point in putting a warning on the IP's talk page, because it's unlikely that the same person will use that IP address. --ColinFine (talk) 21:59, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
@ColinFine: thank you very much. I suspected that vandalism was involved, but I couldn't find out how to get rid of it. Richard3120 (talk) 22:13, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
I just opened the template for edit, and it was obvious what had been inserted where. Then I looked at its history, and found that had been inserted by an IP last year. --ColinFine (talk) 22:42, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

MV Rhosus[edit]

Sorry, I renamed the article to Rhosus (schip, 1986) according the Dutch Wikipedia. Was not aware that I was worming in the English version. Could not reverse it myself. Please undo the renaming. --Stunteltje (talk) 21:32, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

 Done Maproom (talk) 22:00, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. --Stunteltje (talk) 22:43, 11 August 2020 (UTC)


Im confused on editing wikipedia. Rinju2074 (talk) 21:44, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Is there anything specific you are confused about? 331dot (talk) 21:56, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Rinju2074, if you would like to go through the basics of using Wikipedia, you may be interested in The Wikipedia Adventure. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 22:05, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
(ec) @Rinju2074: Please see the welcome message left on your talk page, especially the Help:Introduction button. There's a lot there to read and understand. You might find WP:The Wikipedia Adventure useful. Once you get familiar with the basics, the Community Portal Help Out section is a good roadmap. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 22:10, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

August 12[edit]

Don't know location of book publisher[edit]

The book I'm trying to cite is here; the publisher is a Hungarian one called "Corvina", and I don't know where it's headquartered. Could anyone please help me on this?

(Edit: Just to be clear, could anyone please confirm that "location" in the "cite book" template does indeed refer to the location of the publisher? That seems to be the case according to this section of the "cite book" page, but I just want to be sure that it was only referring to "news stories with a dateline", and that I shouldn't replace "location" with "publication-place" in the template. Sorry not to ask this earlier.)--Thylacine24 (talk) 00:44, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
|location= is preferred. There has been some discussion to deprecate and remove support for |publication-place= and |place=.
Trappist the monk (talk) 00:58, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
@Trappist the monk: Thanks. I thought of looking up the copyright, but ended up being too lazy to do it. Sorry about that.--Thylacine24 (talk) 01:47, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge[edit]

I have put in the charity section (subheading Patronages) section of this article a direct link on the words "Valerie Middleton" - Valerie Middleton to go straight to the section titled "Parents of Michael Middleton" on the Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge page. But it is not working. Please help. I have not asked for any assistance for weeks so I apologise in advance but I cannot do this edit correctly it seems. Thanks Srbernadette (talk) 01:40, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Fixed, there was a zero-width space between Middleton and | (the pipe character). I'm not sure how it appears on your device, but mine showed a red spot where the space was, when editing in source mode. – Teratix 01:48, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Sushant Singh Rajput Death[edit]

Sushant Rajput’s cause of death is still being investigated. To show the cause of Death by Suicide is incorrect till proven otherwise. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FEA8:5A00:1D0:C17A:4A52:FF7:6569 (talk) 01:56, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

This has been brought up a few times. Please discuss on the article's talk page. RudolfRed (talk) 02:07, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
You might also want to take a look at the Streisand effect. -Arch dude (talk) 03:55, 12 August 2020 (UTC)


I just wanted to run it by fresh pairs of eyes. Peer-reviewed articles and books reveal many definitions of photogenic, without a single predominant one. Photogenic (disambiguation) exists, so I don't know if turning the former into a list of possible definitions makes sense. I also think turning it into, say, a page about photogenic drawings kind of violate the principle of least astonishment. Before I nominate this for AfD, did my trawl through sources miss anything? Thanks, Rotideypoc41352 (talk · contribs) 03:05, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Hello, Rotideypoc41352. I don't understand why this is a Wikipedia article: NOTDICTIONARY. (And yes, I've seen the comment on the talk page saying that it is more than one). It is a completely unsourced essay on what the word means and what factors might go into the definition. Please AFD it. --ColinFine (talk) 08:58, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
AFD'ed. I've looked at the page history, it doesn't appear to have been sourced at any time since its creation in 2005. Victor Schmidt (talk) 10:14, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

font size[edit]

can someone, anyone contact someone, whomever and tell them that the wiki font size is way, way, too, too small.

thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Catawhompus (talkcontribs) 03:38, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

@Catawhompus: font size is controlled by your browser. For most browsers, hit CTRL+ to increase the font size and CTRL- to decrease the font size. "CTRL+" means depress and hold the ctrl key and then hit the plus key -Arch dude (talk) 03:53, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
... and CTRL 0 will probably set the font size back to default. --David Biddulph (talk) 06:00, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

infobox at end of article -- by reader preference[edit]

I find the infobox to many articles disturbing. Can I, as a reader set my preference such that the infobox appears at the end of the article, as a kind of summary? I expect that, in those circumstances, I might find even an unsatisfactory infobox helpful.Nick_cool (talk) 05:00, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Hello, Nick cool. I'm sure you can write some personal CSS that will do it. There may even be somebody who has already done so. I suggest asking at WP:VPT.. --ColinFine (talk) 08:59, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Not sure whether that ping will have worked, since I left out the underscore. Nick_cool. --ColinFine (talk) 09:00, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Find and replace[edit]

Is it possible to add an [enter] in a find and replace using the standard wiki code editor? · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 05:49, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Pbsouthwood, are you referring to a line break? You can probably do it by inputting in the replace field <br />. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 06:16, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Yes, but a line break that is there and shows in edit view, so that one doesn't work. · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 07:08, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
What is it you're trying to do exactly? Add actual line breaks? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 07:15, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
The regex that you might use to find all newlines (often carriage-return line-feed combinations) in this section: Advanced menu, quizzing glass at far right, then:
Search for: \n
Replace with: <whatever>
Treat search string as a regular expression: checked
Trappist the monk (talk) 11:27, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Arnab goswami[edit]

Pls check wikipedia info and en.m.eikipedia on arnab goswami

One says his birthday is 9 oct and other says its 7 march.

And second...

also served stints at NDTV and The Telegraph. Wikipedia Born: 9 October 1973 (age 46 years), Guwahati Height: 1.8 m — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:52, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

This sounds like something that should be discussed on the relevant article's talk page. Please provide a link as to where you're seeing the March October birthdate. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 07:17, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Where can you see 9 October? There's no mention to this in the article. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 07:32, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
The article is getting lots of editing and edit-warring, so make sure you are seeing the latest version of the page by clearing your cache (usually with F5) and that you are actually looking at Wikipedia, and not something like Google's "knowledge graph" or some other mirror site, over which we have no control. If you still see a problem, discuss at Talk:Arnab Goswami and provide a reliable source. Thanks. —[AlanM1 (talk)]— 23:08, 12 August 2020 (UTC)



I have never nominated (or been part of) a GA so I was wondering if someone could take a minute to look over Social media in the 2016 United States presidential election just to make sure it won't quick fail?

I have read through the GA criteria and tried to make corrections accordingly but I have never done this before so would like to be doubly sure that it is worth nominating. I am not asking for a review but just a quick skim to see if it could pass.

Thanks, Giraffer (munch) 08:29, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Draft Page Heinz Trökes to main page[edit]

Hello, can somebody help me to publish the Heinz Trökes draft Page to the Wikipedia main page. Thanks Mamituktuk (talk) 10:21, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Mamituktuk I think you mean the main encyclopedia space, and not the actual Main Page. You may submit the draft for review using Articles for Creation; I will shortly add the appropriate information to your draft to allow you to do so. 331dot (talk) 10:27, 12 August 2020 (UTC)



I have noticed on one of your "In the News" front page articles that it seems to be making non-neutral claims supported by spurious images regarding the political situation in Belarus:

Showing this image supporting its claims for mass-protests in Minsk:

When in fact this image shows mass-protests in Bangalore, and is even labelled "Miting Bangalor 2020".

This article appears to be propaganda for pro-democracy regime change in Belorus along similar lines to the various "Colour Revolutions" seen elsewhere. It makes claims over human rights abuses and emphasises Alexander Lukashenko's perfectly legitimate and very healthy skepticism over the seriousness of Covid-19.

This seems troubling enough that it is in an article, and even more troubling that it has made its way onto the front page of English Wikipedia.

Has the Eglish Wikipedia's Front Page become the political mouthpiece for such things? Given that it is first and foremost a neutral, fact-presenting encyclopedia, "In the News" should be extremely wary of treading on any such biased waters.

Nobbo69 (talk) 11:59, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Npbbp69 Concerns about In The News should be raised on the nomination of the relevant event at WP:ITNC, or at the In The News talk page. A posting should not be interpreted as support for any particular event or cause. 331dot (talk) 12:02, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
@Nobbo69: if you have concerns with the neutrality of an article, please read English Wikipedia's policy about this at WP:NPOV, then raise any concerns you may have at Talk:2020 Belarusian protests, using reliable sources if possible. Seagull123 Φ 14:30, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Mention of Brand Name[edit]



My name is Vikash Singh & I represent India's One of the Best International School. I was digging some information on "Top International School in India" and came across your resource web page.

I also found out that our Brand name is not mentioned in the given list. I tried to edit however I saw that I can only edit my school page has a Wikipedia page.

Is it possible for me to get featured on the Wikipedia page without having a brand wiki page?

I am sure there must be other pages on schools in India, we would like to mention our brand name in those pages also. Are there any kind of collaborations we can work upon?

URL of the resource page -

Keep up the good work.

Best Vikash Singh — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vikash291983 (talkcontribs) 12:05, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

No, there's nothing that you can do. Just hope that other, disinterested editors decide that your school is notable (according to Wikipedia's criteria) and create an article about it
You may have noticed that various commercial enterprises promise to produce articles, if you pay them to do so. Don't fall for this. The article may or may not be created; if it is created, it may well be deleted. -- Hoary (talk) 12:11, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Vikash291983 (ec) If you represent this school, you are required by Wikipedia's Terms of Use to read and formally comply with the paid editing policy and declare that status. You should also read about conflict of interest.
List articles like the one you mention are not for listing every possible member of the list in existence. They are only for listing those members which have Wikipedia articles(we don't have mere "pages"). In order for your school to be mentioned there, there must be an article about it, and in order for there to be an article about it, it must be shown with significant coverage in independent reliable sources (not the school website, staff interviews, brief mentions, routine announcements, etc.) to meet Wikipedia's special definition of a notable organization. Wikipedia is not interested in what an organization wants to say about itself. Not every school merits a Wikipedia article. Wikipedia has no interest in enhancing search results for your school or helping to spread the word about it. We are only interested in what independent reliable sources have chosen on their own to say about your school.
If your school does merit a Wikipedia article, frankly, you shouldn't ideally be the one to write it. 331dot (talk) 12:12, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Chloe Jones[edit]

Chloe Jones is listed in Wikidata as having two different death dates: 2 June 2005 and 4 June 2005. She couldn't have died twice. Which date is right? JIP | Talk 14:21, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Someone messed up an article[edit]

They wrote "Welcome Jamaican be cometo see may e here emai, or dear may be 44 million contact" at the end of the first part. Could you ban this IP? (talk) 15:00, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Oh, so bad! I have been facing similar situations. Just revert the edit and cool off. Cheers. - Chandan Guha (talk) 15:09, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

2022 Olympic Games might be delayed until 2023[edit]

If The Coronavirus Continues to worsen then the 2022 Winter Olympics might be postponed a year and move it to the Start date of February 3 until February 19 2023. That's if i know i could be right about it. That means Super Bowl LVI Might be moved to Fox And Super Bowl LVII Might Be Moved to NBC To Pair this olympics (talk) 16:48, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Are you asking a question? This page is not for posting general comments. 331dot (talk) 16:56, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Sushant Singh Rajput[edit]

Hello sir, I am from I india.i recently search about Sushant Singh Rajput and I found his death suicide by hanging it's not true it's a murder and his case still in kindly correct the data or delete suicide by hanging. hope you understand my feelings.. Thanks and you wiki.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2405:205:C8A2:39E2:0:0:2413:58AC (talk) 15:15, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for your concerns. Wikipedia is only able to report what reliable sources say about a topic. The article does note that the death is under investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:47, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
As noted in thje similarly-named section above, this is at least the sixth time this has been brought here and similar answers given. Please discuss it at the talk page and please understand that Wikipedia can only report on what has been written in the sources. It does not undertake its own research (WP:OR). Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 16:22, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Move article[edit]

I m not able to move my article from sandbox to live Wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shiva Ravi Shukla (talkcontribs) 18:04, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Shiva Ravi Shukla That is because you are not autoconfirmed, meaning that your account does not have at least 10 edits and is not at least four days old. You may submit your draft for review using Articles for Creation; you should do that even once you are autoconfirmed, until you have extensive experience in creating articles. I will shortly add the appropriate information to allow you to submit your draft. 331dot (talk) 18:18, 12 August 2020 (UTC)


I have a monthly donation set up. But when you say to log in, the login screen says my password is incorrect. Requested password reset email, then NEVER received the email! JANCAMERON jacamero9657 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:24, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for donating, but donations are handled by the Wikimedia Foundation, not us editors. Donations only serve to keep the computers Wikipedia is on running. You'll want to make sure that you typed in your email address correctly(it sounds silly to suggest, but it's a common mistake). The system could also be behind. 331dot (talk) 19:28, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Because we do not stick a cookie on your computer, we cannot know if you have already contributed unless you log in. That IP address may have been yours or someone else's earlier. Therefore, people who are not logged in will see the donation request. Yep, it's annoying, but in the opinion of the WMF staffers, it's less evil than a cookie would be. -Arch dude (talk) 19:40, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Language code list[edit]

Where do I find the list of language codes for linking a name in an entry to a Wikipedia entry in another language? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:569:BE63:7700:799C:2167:C1CF:D7C3 (talk) 20:17, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

m:List of Wikipedias -Arch dude (talk) 20:28, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Imelda Marcos MOS issues[edit]

Hi, at article Imelda Marcos users are pushing to add another infobox to the article, and have implemented it here [4] as an infobox within an infobox. Looks funky to me per style, but might be ok. Please comment Talk:Imelda_Marcos#Re:_Placing_an_criminal_infobox_on_the_Imelda_Marcos_page there. They feel it is important to add that she is a criminal (I am not opposed to adding that), but I am unclear how to implement it, and it appears the other editors, particularly Chieharumachi (talk · contribs) are as well. (assuming I am correct that an infox shouldnt be put inside an infobox). The infobox content it needed for WP:RGW purposes, but that is another point, and not a big one to me. Thanks! Jtbobwaysf (talk) 20:47, 12 August 2020 (UTC)