Wikipedia:Editor assistance/Requests

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Editor Assistance: Requests
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Factual accuracy and style problem in Fragile States Index article

  • I randomly checked a few year's list in the article, and they all have some different degree of errors in them. Like Kenya have disappeared from the list on wikipedia in some year's listing, and then a few edits back it seems like editors have also shifted or removed Pakistan's position from the list. Is there a quick way to check them against the actual position data?
  • As it seems like people like to change the postition of some certain countries on the list irrespective to the published data, would it be a good idea to ask for permanent semiprotection for the article, or remove thelist from wikipedia directly and simply point users to the original site?
  • Currently, countries are listed in the article with the use of "#" wikicode to create ordered list. However, it seems like there are quite a few years that countries could be given equal rank. How to properly display them with the use of orderly list of "#" wikicode?

C933103 (talk) 08:40, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Inappropriate nude picture of genitalia at bottom of biographical post

The picture at the bottom of this post seems entirely inappropriate — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:05, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

A template, {{RE}}, was vandalised. The damage has been corrected, but it may take a little while for the software to rebuild all the affected pages. -- John of Reading (talk) 06:40, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Addressing the article names for Emperors of Ming Dynasty

It has been confusing after I saw the title "Emperor Xuanzong of Tang" and "Jiajing Emperor". The problem here is that mostly in informal ways and in text descriptions we could use the era name "jiajing" as a reference to this person because of there's only one era name used per emperor during Ming Dynasty. But essentially the era name does not represent the person himself. For example, I cannot use Veritas as the article name for Harvard University. I am new at Eng Wiki, I'm not really sure where to post my request-change those articles using era names as title into more representative and formal titles, using Temple name or just their own name. -宋世怡 (talk) 00:16, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

@宋世怡: The correct place to make your proposal is at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Chinese). There is a specific section dedicated to names of emperors with a guideline that reflects the longstanding consensus. Alex ShihTalk 00:23, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Deleted page

Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A. (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)


Good morning,

I created a very legitimate page with extensive factual and referenced information, and it got deleted by someone last night. I would like to know if there is any way of reversing this because there is no reason as to why that page shouldn't exist; it abides all guidelines, and it provides factual, relevant, and well-written material.

Thank you in advance for your attention. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Manuelacarvajal (talkcontribs) 13:42, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Hey Manuelacarvajal. It looks like your page was deleted under the speedy deletion criteria for being overtly promotional. See es:Wikipedia:Criterios para el borrado rápido number G3. For more information, I'm afraid you will have to ask on the Spanish Wikipedia where it was deleted. You could try asking at es:Wikipedia:Café/Archivo/Ayuda/Actual. GMGtalk 14:08, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Inaccurate fact in Babe Ruth article



I noticed that the Christian Brothers were credited with educating Babe at St. Mary's industrial school. In fact, it was the Xaverian Brothers; it is in the Hall of Fame and I know personally, I teach at a Xaverian school.


Thank you!

This has been discussed back and forth on the article talk page with inconclusive results over a considerable period of time, frequently because no sources were provided but sometimes because editors say that the sources are in conflict. Please place a request on the article talk page with the foregoing sources listed, using the {{edit semi-protected}} tag. Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 17:17, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

title page (talk) 01:55, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

name should be changed to reflect the name of the association (talk) 01:55, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

The right name is in now; the article also needed a bit of work and I cleaned it up some. JohnInDC (talk) 11:31, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Gerry Neugebauer

Gerald Neugebauer (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
I have edited the article titled Gerald Neugebauer, but was unable to change the title. Gerry's name was originally Gerhart, but he changed it to Gerry when he was a teenager. He was never named Gerald. Marcia Neugebauer, Gerry's widow. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mneugeb (talkcontribs) 23:03, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

The NYT source in that article confirms this. I'll see about a page move (unless he was well known as "Gerald" - though it doesn't sound like it). JohnInDC (talk) 23:45, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

I created my mess and am asking for help: would like "CDC 3000" to be "CDC 3000 series" and MY MESS="CDC 3000 interim" to be "CDC 3000" #REDIRECT -> series

The "big guy" is CDC 6000 series, FLAGship= CDC 6600. They're fine.

For the 3000 series, the article was titled "CDC 3000" and I made a #REDIRECT for "CDC 3000 series" -> "CDC 3000"


Should have renamed CDC 3000 -> CDC 3000 series and then the Wiki system would make a rename for CDC 3000 -> CDC 3000 series.

To make things worse, I renamed "CDC 3000 series" (my #REDIRECT) to "CDC 3000 interim" and . . . since I don't have DELETE privs, ... I'm asking for H-E-L-P. Pi314m (talk) 08:47, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Pi314m  Done GMGtalk 10:36, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Pi314m (talk) 17:12, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
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