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SP edit requests at Gary Oldman

Can someone please review the semi-protected edit requests at Talk:Gary Oldman? I would, but I'm too busy. Thank you! qwerty6811 :-) (talk) 19:42, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

What to do if an Editor strays into racialism on a talk page

I have made a couple of small contributions to the article Cheddar Man. On the talk page an unsigned user (maybe the same as one of the other editors on the page) has made a entry in Talk:Cheddar Man#Skin color that wanders into racialism. I am not sure if this is the right place to ask but what should I do, were do I report it.-- BOD -- 20:23, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

I assume you are referring to the weirdo Youtube link added by the IP? I wasted ten minutes of my life watching it. It's not even wrong. It's rubbish based on Nazism and race. With supportive comments on Youtube. I didn't bother to write anything there, anyone who'd take that stuff seriously is beyond rational argument and I doubt if reporting it to Youtube would produce any useful effect.

Anyway, the link was soon removed from the talk page, and I'd suggest it's best left at that point. If in due course the loony racism response gets significant coverage in mainstream media, it might be worth mentioning. Richard Keatinge (talk) 16:52, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

I actually the missed crazy Youtube link, until today. My concern was the bit that is now under the 'Unfounded conspiracy claims' label. I am happy it has been covered up.-- BOD -- 17:07, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
Ah, that. Likewise, I suggest that we mokusatsu it. Richard Keatinge (talk) 11:01, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Daniel Sturridge wiki page

I was briefly reading through the wiki page of Daniel Sturridge and came across no less than 6 grammatical spelling errors.

Sort it out or at least pay me to — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:11, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

That's the miracle of Wikipedia - you can do it yourself, and for free! Have at it. JohnInDC (talk) 20:14, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

How to Remove Dead Link & Citation Needed Labels


Hi! I have a question in regards to fixing the above issues. Once fixed, how do you remove the label? If I repair the link or add a citation the label still remains.

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nicolejolma (talkcontribs) 17:19, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

You remove it by removing the {{dead link}} or {{citation needed}} tags following the citation, including the curly brackets and everything between them. BTW, I've reverted a couple of your citation additions because they linked to self published sources such as blogs. Self-published sources are not acceptable sources at Wikipedia. To see what acceptable sources are, read this and the following subsections of that paragraph. Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 19:44, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Correction to below article


“Political Appointments by Donand Trump” then to “Defense Department “ then within to “Navy” there The Assistant Secretary Navy for Installations and Environment is Phyllis L BAYER not Phyllis L Baker You can confirm with a simple google news search of her name (full disclose I am Phyllis’ husband) I know nothing about how to correct and so ask you to make the fix Thank you Michael Bayer (Redacted) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bayer Michael (talkcontribs) 15:52, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for telling us about this error. Now corrected. Maproom (talk) 16:46, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Trying to stop edit war.

OK, the following page: I've made a change which is prima facie self-evident if you merely read the content. It is not an unverifiable assertion, though it is, strictly speaking, unattributed.
From your own text on OR:
The prohibition against OR means that all material added to articles must be attributable to a reliable, published source, even if not actually attributed.[1] The verifiability policy says that an inline citation to a reliable source must be provided for all quotations, and for anything challenged or likely to be challenged—but a source must exist even for material that is never challenged. For example: the statement "the capital of France is Paris" needs no source, because no one is likely to object to it and we know that sources exist for it. The statement is attributable, even if not attributed.
The statement is about a comic book. It is about the DIRECT content of the comic book, which has long been published. Moreover, it's about the start and end of the comic book, so you don't even need to read the entire comic book. The comic book has even been reproduced in GN form, so it's not like anyone must hunt down the 25yo original. I would bet DC even has it readily available in digital archives.
If what I'm doing constitutes OR, then the entire list of episodes, here,
along with every other series where this kind of thing has been done needs to be removed, because clearly no one has cited a SOURCE for where those episode summaries came from, and everything THERE is FAR more speculative than what I'm pointing out, which you can determine less than a minute after you find either the comic book, its reproduction, or a digital copy. It is, by the distinction above, "attributable, even if not attributed." With the TV show, sans a reputable SOURCE anyone could have made up anything there!! And you'd have to watch every one of the hour long episodes to be able to verify them!!! (Yeah, that's pretty ridiculous, just like this garbage I'm having to fight.) Equally important, there is a partial reference to what I'm indicating lower -- I just felt it needed more directed prominent comment... BECAUSE it's so unique in comics.
--OBloodyHell (talk) 01:59, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

I have reverted the statement and started a discussion on the article talk page. That is where the discussion should take place, not here. ~ GB fan 02:22, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Evaluating the credibility of a source


I need advice from an experienced wiki editor. I made a clumsy attempt at a talk page I don't feel comfortable altering Don Carter's birthplace info without some guidance in how to evaluate conflicting sources. (talk) 05:19, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

If the site is the only source for the Sherman, Texas, assertion, it cannot be included because that is a prohibited self-published source and is not, therefore, considered to be reliable under Wikipedia policy. The Arkansas birth source is, on the other hand, mentioned in, a reliable source under Wikipedia standards. At this point, therefore, there is no conflict between sources. If both sources were reliable, then both versions should be reported in the article, "X was born in Arkansas or in Sherman, Texas." Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 06:34, 16 February 2018 (UTC)



I wish to complain about GiantSnowman. He alleges I use unsourced material which is untrue. He now threatens to block me ignoring the FACT that all my material is sourced. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bkendler (talkcontribs) 22:39, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

This is the wrong venue for such complaints. You want ANI and be sure to read the instructions there carefully before posting. Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 23:26, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Problems with an article

Hello! I am having a problem with an article I created. I created an article ‘International Society of Radiology’ and it has been posted for a few hours. Then when I want to enter the article again, it directly redirects me to an article called ‘International Congress of Radiology’ which mentions the international society but its NOT the same article. I tried uploading my article again but eventually the same happens. I’m new on wikipedia could someone help me? Thanks!!!!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mora123 (talkcontribs) 23:43, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

@Mora123: Your article was a copyright violation as you were told at User talk:Mora123. It seemed to copy everything from Material is by default copyrighted if there is no license information on it. After removing the copied material there was nothing left so International Society of Radiology was redirected to International Congress of Radiology because it also has material about the society. Another problem is that material published by an organization is rarely suited for a Wikipedia article even if there are no copyright problems. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and doesn't have the same goals and content policies as the organization. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:25, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
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