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October 17

Susan Wojcicki Vandalism

Hi there, something is going on and YouTube is down. While YouTube is down, some unregistered users decided to vandalize the page by adding the death date and renaming the CEO of YouTube to CEO of PornHub.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Wojcicki

David Isaac C. M. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 02:02, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

The vandalism has been removed and the page has been semi-protected for a couple of days so IPs and new accounts cannot edit directly. TeraTIX 02:28, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Word Processing Options

Hi, I have somehow managed to change my word processors action from the usual, where you position your caret, enter a letter and it is inserted into the word to: if your position your caret and enter a letter, instead of inserting it, it inserts and deletes the letter you are highlighting. This makes it impossible to go back and edit text as you cant insert, only insert and delete. I can't find an option to change it back. Can anyone help please many thanks  TUXLIE  07:50, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Have you pressed the "INSERT" key, usually in the upper right part of the keyboard? Try that. Chaheel Riens (talk) 08:12, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
@Tuxlie: Yes, what Chaheel said. The "normal" way your computer works is called "insert" mode. You can toggle "insert" mode on or off by hitting a specific "INSERT" key on some computers, or by using CTRL+"i" on most computers. -Arch dude (talk) 16:31, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the replies guys, that fixed my problem  TUXLIE 

Why has Internationalist Theatre a main space Wikipedia article since 2 yrs ago been put on NOINDEX_ Category ?

Sock blocked and unhappy that pet article isn't profiled in search engines as expected. Clueless that their activity has led to the reason why.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 16:13, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Please assist in removing this anomaly since NOINDEX Category applies to articles of no less than 30 days and not to older articles,and in this casemore than 2 yrs old. So malfunction has occurred. {{Alizafar567 (talk) 09:03, 17 October 2018 (UTC)}}

@Alizafar567: As far as I can see, the page Internationalist Theatre includes the {{Undisclosed paid}} template, which in turn includes {{NOINDEX}} and that's probabaly a way the article falls into the NOINDEX category. When the paid editing issue gets resolved and the template is removed, the article will (possibly) get indexed normally. --CiaPan (talk) 09:39, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
@CiaPan: Thank you for the clarification for Internationalist Theatre . Why has the Wikipedia main space article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelique_Rockas since 2 yrs ago been removed from google and bing indexing and been replaced by https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Angelique_Rockas which it is clearly not ? Thank you {{Alizafar567 (talk) 09:55, 17 October 2018 (UTC)}}
@Alizafar567: I have no idea, I don't know the history of Angelique Rockas and Draft:Angelique Rockas pages. I also do not know the algorithms and criteria ruling both web indexes. --CiaPan (talk) 10:32, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
@Alizafar567: The Angelique Rockas page shows up in this google search. Does it not appear to you? Eagleash (talk) 10:44, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
@Eagleash: Angelique Rockas EN does not appear on google search as a website link but only in the infoocx on the right hand side. It is still excluded from the index of website links.

And on the bing.com search we get https://www.bing.com/search?q=angelique+rockas&qs=LC&pq=angelique+rockas&sc=8-16&cvid=C95A1AF1111B4136828A32400717B67B&FORM=QBLH&sp=1&ghc=1 Who has placed the Draft on Angelique Rockas main space Wikipedia entry? Redirect from Draft as you have done does not remove the prefix draft from the Main space entry? So what has happened? Thank you {{Alizafar567 (talk) 14:03, 17 October 2018 (UTC)}}

  • The Draft space article is in Draft space, not main space. We have no control how Bing chooses to index articles here. Also @Berean Hunter:. CrowCaw 14:55, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
@Alizafar567: I'm not entirely certain what has happened here, but it looks as if duplicate pages were created alongside each other one as a draft and one possibly directly into mainspace. In these circumstances it is not uncommon for the draft to be turned into a redirect as happened previously here. It is one way of dealing with the duplication although I'm not sure whether it is the most satisfactory. The mainspace article is at Angelique Rockas and the draft is at Draft:Angelique Rockas.
With regard to the failure to show in Google search, it seems Angelique Rockas also had a paid-editing template which was only removed yesterday so it might be a case of Google not quite catching up as yet. BTW there is no need to place curly brackets around your signature. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 15:11, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: The paid editing template (which was removed by an Admin.) has now been reinstated. Eagleash (talk) 15:34, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Need To Information About Company

Please guide the steps to write article in wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sansuielectronics (talkcontribs) 09:41, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

@Sansuielectronics: Hello and welcome to the Help Desk. I have posted some important information about your username on your user talk page, please review it as soon as you can. Regarding your question, you should not attempt to write about your company. You have what Wikipedia calls a conflict of interest. I assume you are an employee of the company, which also means you are a paid editor. You must disclose the latter per Wikipedia's Terms of Use. Both of those mean that you are too close to your company to be able to write about it objectively. Wikipedia has no interest in what a company wants to say about itself. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia that summarizes what independent reliable sources state about article subjects like a company. Those subjects must be shown to meet the relevant notability guidelines, such as the ones for companies. Not every company merits an article here, even within the same field.
If you just want to tell the world about your company, you should do so on its own website, social media, or other alternative forum. If your company truly merits an encyclopedic article here, you shouldn't be the one to write it. 331dot (talk) 09:48, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
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Hi, Sansuielectronics!
  1. Please see Wikipedia:Username policy, esp. the WP:CORPNAME section.
  2. Please see Wikipedia:Notability guideline, esp. rules at WP:CORP to see if the company really should be written about at Wikipedia.
  3. If so, then please see Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and make sure the company should be written about by you.
  4. After making sure you're OK to proceed, see WP:Verifiability, esp. the WP:SOURCES section.
Or just start at Wikipedia:Your first article, which will lead you through all basic requirements. --CiaPan (talk) 09:54, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Dwight Oliver Taylor

Wrong photo — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:8003:5D12:4700:A081:519F:404C:B791 (talk) 09:57, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Symbol move vote.svg Are you by any chance referring to a photo or text shown to the right of a Google search? Google's Knowledge Graph uses a wide variety of sources. There may be a text paragraph ending with "Wikipedia" to indicate that particular text was copied from Wikipedia. An image and other text before or after the Wikipedia excerpt may be from sources completely unrelated to Wikipedia. We have no control over how Google presents our information, but Google's Knowledge Graph has a "Feedback" link where anyone can mark a field as wrong.--Shantavira|feed me 10:14, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

What photo? As far as I can see, our article Dwight Taylor (writer) does not contain any photo (and it did not contain one during 2018). Can you please show an URL to the page where the 'wrong photo' is? --CiaPan (talk) 10:26, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

@CiaPan: As implied above it is probably here. Eagleash (talk) 10:32, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
@Eagleash: Yes, I saw that. I also made the same guess myself. But I'm not asking about your, my or Shantavira's guesses, I asked about the fact IP-user observed. --CiaPan (talk) 10:36, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

I want to create Wikipedia Page.

Hello Wikipedia Team,

I am trying to create Wikipedia page, but i am not able to create it.

I am looking for a content writer who can create wikipedia content for me.

can you provide us wikipedia content writer details with their charges?

Please reply me ASAP.

Regards, Pradeep. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pradeepk123 (talkcontribs) 12:15, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia articles are created by volunteers across the globe. While it is technically not a violation of our Terms of Service for someone to create articles for pay, they must fully disclose what they are doing, and frankly they encounter a great amount of hostility from the volunteer community. We strongly discourage you from trying to do this. --Orange Mike | Talk 12:36, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
@Pradeepk123: I'm sorry but we cannot recommend someone you can hire to write about what I assume to be you or your company for you. That's something you will have to do yourself, but understand that anyone you hire cannot guarantee any certain result, such as the article surviving deletion. They will also need to comply with WP:PAID and declare that you hired them. Please note that Wikipedia is not for merely telling the world about your organization or you. The subject must be notable. Your best bet, if the subject truly merits an article, is to wait for an independent editor to take note of it and write on their own. I would strongly recommend against doing what you describe. 331dot (talk) 12:41, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
@Pradeepk123:If you decide to proceed against our advice above, then you will find someone. Do be aware that there are people who claim the ability to create a Wikipedia article, and some claim or imply that that they have extra privileges or abilities to get that article onto Wikipedia. This is untrue: do not pay these people until the article has remained on Wikipedia for a month if they make such a claim. If the subject is notable (by our definition, not yours -- see WP:N), a competent high-school student can create an article that will succeed. If the subject is not notable, an article by the best writer in the world will still get deleted. -Arch dude (talk) 16:45, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

How do I upload a photograph to a page? How do I replace a photograph with an updated photograph?

I am trying to add additional photos to the Essex, CT page under Culture and Attractions. Are there any help videos that would walk me through it? I did just add a site to to the historical places - Comstock Cheney Hall (aka The Ivoryton Playhouse) and I want to link that to a page- how do I do that? Thank you, Betsy — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eadamico (talkcontribs) 14:51, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Hey Betsy, thanks for stopping by. If you're just looking for some tutorials or guidance in uploading videos, there's a help menu at Help:Menu/Images and media that may be useful. Specifically, the first question (most important, really) is if the images in question are legally allowed to be put on Wikipedia. If you own the copyright on the images, or if they are in the public domain, you may upload them to Wikimedia Commons, which is the main media repository. If you do NOT own the copyright, or if the image copyright is held by someone else, or if the image copyright is of unclear status, it should probably not be uploaded (there are some exceptions to that, but it's too complicated to get into right now). If you do wish to upload images you are allowed to upload, here is the upload wizard in Commons. It will walk you through the process. Once it is uploaded this page will help you add them to Wikipedia articles. --Jayron32 16:49, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
@Eadamico: I fixed your link. Based on your struggles with that link, I think you might want to play around on a test page a bit to get a better feel for how these things work. You can use your own user page at User:Eadamico, or a separate page such as User:Eadamico/test. But even making little mistakes in a real article is not too bad. We'll just fix it. Now for the photo. First, make sure you are the photographer or that you otherwise own the copyright. This is essential because we must obey the law, including copyright law. Now, get the photo onto your computer in some way. Now, go the the main page of Wiki Commons, which is where we keep (almost) all our photos. click this link: c:Wikimedia Commons. Then, click on the "upload" button near the top right of that page, and follow the instructions after that. At the very end, the photo is saved into commons and you are told the syntax that you can then place in the article here at Wikipedia. Try that in your test page until you are happy with the way it is added, and then put it in the actual target page. Come back here is you have problems. -Arch dude (talk) 17:16, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Human Body Temperature

On the Human Body Temperature page you have two items with exact same info which I believe is incorrect. See below:

Fever >37.5 or 38.3 °C (99.5 or 100.9 °F)[4][5] Hyperthermia >37.5 or 38.3 °C (99.5 or 100.9 °F)[4][5]

As you can see they are exactly the same and leave a temperature gap to the next highest temp condition. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FEA8:3C20:DC9:7839:BC5C:A75E:7CFA (talk) 16:28, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi,
I've added a heading to your question to separate it from the one above.
See the note just below the table in the infobox on Human Body Temperature. It points out that fever and hyperthermia differ in their underlying mechanisms, and that there are different cutoff temperatures defined in different sources. There is no universally accepted definition of the terms.
Also, please sign your comments on discussion pages like this one by typing four tildes (~~~~). Rojomoke (talk) 16:38, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Weird diff

Can someone look at Special:Diff/864505893 and identify what exactly was changed? If there's a difference, I'm missing it. Home Lander (talk) 17:40, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

(edit conflict)@Home Lander: The IP removed some extra whitespace after the "High School: Grade 9 to Grade 12 (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is offered in Grades 11 and 12)." They didn't change anything contentwise.--SkyGazer 512 Oh no, what did I do this time? 17:44, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
  • SkyGazer 512, Home Lander, well, the most intriguing edit I've seen in my experience is this one, which had "no difference" in the subsequent edit, yet still was logged. Can you decode that?! Lourdes 18:00, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
    Lourdes, that's certainly a weird one. The only thought I have is that there was some invisible unicode-type character that was added (since it apparently added a byte to the page). On another note, I'm using reply-link to reply to your comment and seem to have found a bug - the script automatically fills in the username to tag the user being replied to, but it filled in your username with "❤️" instead of Lourdes. I'm assuming that's an old username of yours, so I might bring this up with the script operator. Home Lander (talk) 19:43, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
    Lourdes' current signature links to User talk:❤️ which redirects to User talk:Lourdes. The signature doesn't follow WP:SIGLINK which says: "Signatures must include at least one direct internal link to your user page, user talk page, or contributions page". PrimeHunter (talk) 20:08, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
    What PrimeHunter says is possibly the reason Home Lander. Tell me if the script now works. I've linked the talk page directly now. Warmly, Lourdes 02:17, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
    And on a side note Home Lander, I've now installed the reply user script and think it's maddeningly infatuating :D Enterprisey, cheers. Lourdes 02:34, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
    Good to hear, thanks! :) Enterprisey (talk!) 02:49, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
    Lourdes, sure enough, it works now. It's a great script, indeed. Home Lander (talk) 00:58, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Shoal Creek in Austin -- Flooding History

Your history of Shoal Creek is very well done. However, I wanted to let you know of one fact you might want to include. My parents built the first house on the west side of the creek past 38th street in 1949. The address was 4105 Jefferson. The first bad flood occurred on the night of Oct. 28, 1960. Around midnight, the creek was in our house about two feet high. All the homes in our neighborhood on the creek were flooded. The water was waste high in the street. flooding occurred because a developer about three blocks down the street above the creek on the east side was dumping waste into the creek and created a damn. The neighborhood took him to court but received little in a judgment. Joe Hornaday Jr. 2600:1700:F300:2CE0:A9D5:4330:6DD:8003 (talk) 21:29, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Joe. While this is interesting, we cannot use it in Wikipedia directly, because of the peculiar way Wikipedia works. We do not have (and do not want to have) any way of verifying who you are and that what you say is true. We only use material we find in reputable published sources. So, you may choose to (e.g.) tell your story to a reporter at your local newspaper. If they then publish it, we can pick it up here -Arch dude (talk) 22:00, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Earl of Dumbarton

I have totally stuffed up trying to add the correct pronunciation of this title. Please fix. Sorry. 203.132.68.1 (talk) 21:55, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello IP user. The formatting error was simple that you inserted a new line after the citation. But I have reverted your change: the pronunciation of the place in Gaelic does not seem to me to be at all relevant to the pronunciation of the title in English. In any case, giving a Gaelic name for the pronunciation is extremely unhelpful to English speakers. I think you possibly meant to give not the pronunciation, but the Gaelic form of the name; but again, unless you can adduce a source that his title in English is the Gaelic form of the name, I don't see how that is relevant. The article on Dumbarton (which is linked) gives the Gaelic name and prnunciation of the place. --ColinFine (talk) 22:31, 17 October 2018 (UTC)


October 18

Jack Brooksbank

Please help with 2 areas of concern - Firstly, there are a lot of red words underneath the refs. on this page. I am unable to fix this up. - Secondly, I have added a file in the info box and it is all wrong Thanks in advance. 203.132.68.1 (talk) 00:05, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Fixed Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to memy contributions) 00:13, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Usernames that violate BLP

This came up at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion#Binksternet-related trolling.

If someone created a new account with the name User:example's real name is Larson E. Whipsnade and his social security number is 078-05-1120 (See[1]), is it true, as claimed at the MfD above, that nothing can be done and the user name will remain visible forever? Or can oversight/suppression by applied, just as with any other serious BLP violation? --Guy Macon (talk) 08:38, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

@Guy Macon: According to Help:RevisionDelete at MediaWiki, it's technically possible to remove usernames from revisions. I don't see any policy-related reasons why usernames that are serious violations of WP:OUTING or WP:BLP wouldn't be removed. TeraTIX 10:36, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Accounts cannot be (technically) completely deleted, but local oversighters (locally) and stewards (globally) have ability to hide usernames that violates Wikimedia Oversight Policy, which makes it invisible to everyone but stewards, local OSes (if an account exist on their project), and certain number of WMF staffers. — regards, Revi 11:59, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
The username you mentioned is within oversight policy and would be suppressed everywhere it appeared. ~ GB fan 12:27, 18 October 2018 (UTC)


October 19

Jack Brooksbank

I have mucked up badly when trying to make a file on this article smaller. Please fix sorry. 203.132.68.1 (talk) 00:52, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

No worries; should be fixed now. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:53, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Jack Brooksbank

Sorry - reference 3 should have the publisher in forward slanting italics but NOT (I think) in BOLD. I am too scared to fix this myself. Please help if you can. Thanks 203.132.68.1 (talk) 01:12, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Fixed - See the change made here that fixed it. You just needed to remove three single-quotes on each side of the publisher title to change it from being both bold and italicized to being just italicized. Adding two single-quotes on each side will italicize the text (but not add bold font), three single-quotes adds only bolded font (no italics), and five single-quotes adds both fonts. ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:18, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

List of wedding guests of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

In the section - "Bridesmaids and page boys" section, I have tried to do the link on Autumn Philips - who has her own page. But, it is in RED. Please help Thanks203.132.68.1 (talk) 02:19, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Fixed, you merely misspelled Autumn. MB 04:05, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Vandalism

Hi, I am a new user(only was autoconfirmed today) and I want to know what should I do when I see vandalism. Can you take a look at this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_Kane, one sentence says "PICKLE REE divined..." is this vandalism because I'm pretty sure PICKLE REE does not show up in any of the books.

Thanks --Boothsift (talk) 04:07, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Most articles can be edited by anyone. This means that in most articles, vandalism can be reverted by anyone. This particular instance looked like the simple addition of a couple of words. Some IP kindly removed it. What's more problematic is what to do when you suspect alteration. I could explain, but a full explanation would be laborious for both you and me until you're familiar with the exploration of article history. This isn't hard to understand, once you familiarize yourself with it. Here is a silly fellow. (I always think of such people as male.) I "reverted" his last, stupid edit to an article. What I could have done instead is to use the "history" to see, and then to edit, the version of the article that preceded his silly interference. Attempting to edit an old version brings up a warning message. Ignore the warning message and instead simply click "Publish changes" (of course providing an informative edit summary). If you'd additionally like to make other improvements to the article, go ahead, but the article history will be easier for others to understand if you make these improvements in one or more separate edits. -- Hoary (talk) 04:23, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Stray reference

Hi, on the English Wikipedia page for Globeville, Denver, there is a stray reference at the very bottom of the page, just above the categories. This reference occurs by itself, after the regular references. I cannot fix this because I cannot find the reference anywhere when I edit the page. What is generating this stray reference and how can it be fixed? Thanks and best wishes, Jeffrey Beall (talk) 10:43, 19 October 2018 (UTC).

@Jeffrey Beall: The reference was coming from {{Neighborhoods of Denver}}. I have fixed it there.[2] PrimeHunter (talk) 10:59, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

socialsecuritywaste.com

This isn’t a reliable or unbiased source, imo. But its claims about education among GOP and Democrats are a major feature of Republican party.107.77.231.130 (talk) 19:34, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Please start a discussion on the article's talk page, proposing corrections. If you don't get responses, just edit the article. If you do get responses but cannot reach consensus, follow the steps at WP:DISPUTE. -Arch dude (talk) 01:02, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Need help on grammar

I have edited the article of EOKA, a massive edit.[3] My edit was reverted, which caused me frustration as I had worked for 2 weeks and used 3 great books on the subject- probably the 3 best. The user who did the revert explained that grammar was one of the reasons he did it. When I answered him that he could just help to improve, he declined and proposed for me to go back to el.WP. Can anyone help me fix the grammar mistakes? You can find the version in my Sandbox. The section that need improvement is the "Armed struggle". Is this the appropriate place to ask for such help? Should I ask elsewhere? You can find the discussion, at the EOKA's TalkPage. Thanks.Cinadon36 (talk) 20:56, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello Cinadon36. You should not attempt to undertake such large edits that have a high probability of being challenged. You should attempt such edits small bits at a time, with edit summaries (which you've ignored). And if your edits are reverted, you need to take up the discussion on the talk page (which you have). And when you find that consensus does not exist on the talk page for your overall changes (it doesn't exist as of right now), then you need to propose the changes step by step, bit by bit, rather than en masse. So if it's only grammar that you wish to improve, without inserting heavily slanted POV statements, continue discussions on the talk page. Read dispute resolution for more information on this. Warmly, Lourdes 02:18, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

How to translate the map legend (in German) to English in an embedded map, part of the article on The Vikings

url is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings#/media/File:Z%C3%BCge,_Landnahmen_und_Siedlungsgebiete_der_Nordm%C3%A4nner_-_800-1050.png 216.110.201.69 (talk) 21:00, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

The file is commons:File:Züge, Landnahmen und Siedlungsgebiete der Nordmänner - 800-1050.png. The German legend and also the German text on the map are part of the image made by Mediatus. The language can only be changed by making a new version of the file with image software outside Wikipedia, and uploading the new file with another name. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:45, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
Mediatus may have created this from files that are easier to edit than the PNG file. If so, he may choose to provide those files to you if you discuss it with him on his talk page. -Arch dude (talk) 00:57, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Bold type.

   I changed the large page description to a single title.
   I wish to reverse the change.

Frank — Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.134.233.241 (talk) 22:05, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Please let us know which page you are referring to. This question is the only edit from that IP address. RudolfRed (talk) 22:50, 19 October 2018 (UTC)


October 20

Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "CIAAW2016" defined multiple times with different content

Hi there, I was browsing Standard atomic weight when I noticed that once of the references has some big red text with the error Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "CIAAW2016" defined multiple times with different content. This ref isn't actually directly defined anywhere in the article, though. It seems to be transcluded in from various templates, via Template:CIAAW2016. Actually, the documentation for this template also has the invalid ref tag error.

I'm not very experienced with templates, so I'm not sure how to fix it. I made an attempt with this edit by making the text value in both switch cases equal, but that didn't seem to work. Does anyone have any insight on what is causing this problem?

Actually, the duplicate text feels like a code smell. Is there perhaps a better way to write that template? Ahiijny (talk) 01:06, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

The error message disappeared when I purged the pages. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:33, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
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