Wikipedia:Editor assistance/Requests

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Editor Assistance: Requests
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Category:Australian Shi'ists (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)

In Category:Australian_Muslims Shia Muslims are listed with degeretory as Australian Shi'ites, whilst Sunnis as "Australian Sunni Muslims." I tried to change Australian Shi'ites to "Australian Shia Muslims", but there's no category to edit.. please, help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

I have nominated Category:Australian Shi'ists for speedy renaming to Category:Australian Shia Muslims. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:56, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Misspelling or not?


Several articles contain "filology". Is this a misspelling of philology or just an alternate spelling? - Bri (talk) 19:30, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

It seems that this is a very common topic and occurrence. Would you believe that there are actual entries for "filology" definitions as: misspelling for "philology"? I would say that "philology" is correct; considering even as I type this reply "filology" is underlined in red, meaning: incorrect spelling. Maineartists (talk) 19:38, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Saint-Denis, Gard.


There is an error with the elevation, average is higher than the highest point. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:53, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Do you mean highest point on the page or in the region? Isn't the highest point in the Gard department, France "Mont Aigoual" at 1567m / 5141 ft? Maineartists (talk) 21:09, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

How remove "cleanup" categories from article talk page?

Talk:Jesuit China missions (edit | [[Talk:Talk:Jesuit China missions|talk]] | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

How do I get rid of the "Category:Catholicism articles needing attention to grammar" at the bottom of the talk page after I've spent four hours improving the grammar in this article? I don't want others to waste their time reading this whole, long article to see if there are still any grammar problems.Jzsj (talk) 02:13, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

@Jzsj: This is controlled by the "b4" parameter in the {{WikiProject Catholicism}} project template at the top of the talk page. I've added the b1 to b6 parameters there, so all you have to do is replace <yes/no> with either yes or no for the criteria you want to mark as assessed. -- John of Reading (talk) 08:01, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response. I've seen those 6 categories there but I still cannot impact them with my cursor: they say "yes/no" but are not responsive to my attempts to change. {ping| John of Reading }} Jzsj (talk) 11:40, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
@Jzsj: You need to remove the angle brackets as well: yes not <yes> -- John of Reading (talk) 12:37, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks much, it works!! {ping| John of Reading }} Jzsj (talk) 14:42, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
@Jzsj: Please do not make edits such as these. You have not just altered, but broken the criteria at Wikipedia:WikiProject assessment/B-Class criteria. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:20, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure which of my efforts to figure out use of the clean-up process led to a problem. I just tried to respond to the clean-up tag on Talk:Elizabeth Johnson (theologian). If I didn't do it correctly then please help me: what does one do after checking an article by these criteria? Thanks! @Redrose64: Jzsj (talk) 20:27, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
@Jzsj: I linked your problematic edits, with the word "these". The page that you edited, Wikipedia:WikiProject assessment/B-Class criteria, describes the criteria for B-Class in all WikiProjects, not just one single article. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:09, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

The Death of Kings, editing issue


I have written a plot summary and an editor does not believe that it is quality enough for wikipedia. Please look at it and let me know with constructive criticism rather than just deleting the post and calling someone's work shit. I do not believe that someone who uses abusive language should be an editor. If you look at the history of deletion you will notice I have made changes to the summary with the same response by the editor. Eenright53 (talk) 00:23, 16 March 2017 (UTC) eenright53.

That's not really the purpose of this noticeboard. Let me suggest that you ask for help at the Wikipedia Teahouse, which is made for helping newcomers such as yourself. Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 21:00, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

User posting personal info Comment

A new user, User:Subediarun24, has put personal info (name, birthday) on their user page. I could not find a messageboard that seemed appropriate to notify about this, so thought this was the closest. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. --Ebyabe talk - Inspector General ‖ 08:23, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

@Ebyabe: - the address was also a problem. The best thing to do is to revert (if you are an admin, apply WP:REVDEL also), send an email to the oversighters and advise the user of WP:GFYE. I used {{subst:suppressed}} for the latter. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 08:52, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Nope, I'm not an admin, so appreciated the help. Cheers!  :) --Ebyabe talk - Health and Welfare ‖ 17:46, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

La Walking Liberty half dollar

--Rustiful (talk) 23:31, 21 March 2017 (UTC)It appears that the pic of the obverse side of this coin has been corrupted. What a hassle and shame.Rustiful (talk) 23:31, 21 March 2017 (UTC) Tim Dunn

@Rustiful: I guess you tried to make these links:
Walking Liberty half dollar (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
But which image are you referring to? I don't see any obvious problems in Firefox. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:30, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
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