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Editor Assistance: Requests
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Moving A Page - Red Burning Skin[edit]

I'm a new member of wikipedia, therefore I have certain editorial restrictions placed upon me. The wikipedia page Red burning skin refers to the condition now commonly know as 'Red skin syndrome'. The registered charity for this condition, ITSAN confirms this change in the first sentence of it's website. Many other website's also commonly name this condition 'red skin syndrome' and it's the name that has become into majority use.

I would like to request the wikipedia page 'Red burning skin' be moved to the more commonly known name of 'Red skin syndrome'.

I would appreciate your assistance with this matter.

Many thanks Jordan-mg (talk) 02:08, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

@Jordan-mg: To request that a page be renamed, please see requested moves. --DannyS712 (talk) 06:27, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Editor request[edit]


Article name: Sung Chang

I am looking for an editor who could improve my Wikipedia article.

My page is uploaded, however, it says the article has many problems and lots of clean-ups needed.

Please let me know how I could go about this.

Thank you in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jfecartists (talkcontribs) 00:24, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Origin of the name Khuzistan[edit]

Hi dear Editorrs in this page :

We have a great deal of problem with what appears to be Persian Editors Community, There are phrases in Article that ment to change clear historical records and don't even has a Refrence , any request for Refrence being removed by these editors with no logic, we even explained the problem in Talk page but they refuse to responded and keep reverting the ask for reference

Ted hamiltun (talk) 19:42, 10 March 2019 (UTC) Ted Hamiltun

Discussion moved: To WP:ANI#WP:NOTHERE_editing_by_User:Ted_hamiltun. Captain Eek Edits Ho Cap'n! 05:34, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Committed suicide vs died by suicide[edit]

Hi. In your update about Kelly Catlin you wrote she committed suicide which is an outdated and harmful term

She didn’t commit a crime, she died of a mental health problem

She died by suicide

I know tone can come across as rude via email but this one is heartfelt and hopeful

Thanks for listening — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1014:B022:427F:5566:3279:4924:30E (talk) 23:15, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

There have been many discussions about this and consensus has generally been committed suicide is acceptable and encyclopedic. Phrasing it in most any other manner is bound to violate WP:NPOV but also "died by suicide" is redundant. We would not say "died by murder" or "died by electrocution" because both outcomes require death. Praxidicae (talk) 17:49, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Keith Flint, one of the most widely viewed Wikipedia articles right now, uses "taken his own life", for what it's worth. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 18:13, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Ritchie333 I'm also not opposed to that as it's factually accurate and not redundant. I think that "killed him/herself" would be a bit too terse for an encyclopedia but still better than what is the equivalent of "died by death/died by suicide." Though it appears a solution has been found for the article in question. Praxidicae (talk) 18:17, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Ritchie333 and Praxidicae I'm finding this pretty interesting. I'd had no idea there was such lengthy discussion of this. I do buy into the argument that committed suicide implies criminality; I'll be very interested to see whether consensus changes over the next however many years. valereee (talk) 19:48, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

List of political parties in Europe[edit]

Greetings, I noticed in the template:

The "states with limited recognition" section shows that a "page does not exist" for political parties in Artsakh. However, List of political parties in Artsakh does exist. Is there any way someone could add it to the template? Much appreciated! Archives908 (talk) 14:20, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

-Or-if an editor could perhaps "teach/explain" me how to do it, I'm all for learningArchives908 (talk) 12:42, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Can't seem to undo a page move[edit]

Hi all, I moved City Line (Merseytravel) from its original page title of 'City Line (Merseyrail)' but editor consensus is that it should be undone. However I can't seem to undo it without running into some kind of conflict with the redirect page. How do I fix it? ADTelo (talk) 23:03, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello @ADTelo:, if you can't move a page for technical reasons, you can request such a move at Wikipedia:Requested moves (section 3 with various subsections depending on the specific situation). If your move request is uncontroversial you can simply use section 3.1. (please add a brief reason about the consensus and/or background for the request in the "reason=" parameter). PS: Maybe the issue is resolved already (not sure), but for future cases you can use the linked request page. GermanJoe (talk) 09:08, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
I saw this going on, there was a chain of about four moves involving two different people. I've moved the article and its talk page back to where it came from, City Line (Merseyrail), and move-protected it. Also cleaned up a pile if leftover redirects. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 10:26, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Can confirm User:Redrose64 fixed it, but thanks for the tip - I'll keep that in mind in the future. Cheers. ADTelo (talk) 23:43, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Dominiquè DeVeraux[edit]


How can this name be added? Author of ‘Cinderella’, I Wish! Published by Troubador Publishing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bajanqueen1967 (talkcontribs) 14:53, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Two ways:
  • Use the Article_wizard to write it yourself and submit it for review.
  • Use this process to request that someone else write it. Be aware that there's a huge backlog for this process and it could take quite awhile before someone even looks at it, perhaps months.
Also be aware that whatever process you use, an article will not be accepted unless it includes at least two citations to reliable sources as defined by Wikipedia in order to satisfy our notability requirement for biographies. Those sources must be significant and non-trivial or just in passing. If you are the subject of the article, you must not write it yourself since you have a conflict of interest. Good luck, TransporterMan (TALK) 22:27, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Ronn Torossian[edit]

-- Ronn Torossian -- Controversial page. Very extensive political page added. Seems long. Additional eyes needed. Therhehassasa (talk) 20:26, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

The bio for Boots Jaffee is hard to find and the images that are connected to it are not of Boots Jaffee[edit]

The images attached to the bio information for Boots Jaffee are not correct ...none of the images are Boots Jaffee with the exception of the bio itself — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boots Jaffee (talkcontribs) 00:13, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia has no such article. If you are referring to results on Google, we cannot help you with this request. Someguy1221 (talk) 00:33, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Indeed it is very hard to find. This old draft without any photos is all I could find: [[1]]. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 01:29, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Suggested Content Being Ignored and Disapproved[edit]

I am a contributor who has clearly declared their COI for a particular article on Wikipedia. For this article I have made several content suggestions only on the talk page that fit the format and tone of Wikipedia's guidelines. In addition, the content being suggested adds factual information to the article that readers would find interesting.

However, each suggestion has been either ignored or disapproved with only the following as a reason "an editor feels this would not improve the article".

If there is an editor who would like to review or assist in providing an explanation as to why this is happening it would be much appreciated.

Tsmith47 (talk) 15:30, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Tsmith47, it would help if you'd give us a link to the specific talk page sections so we don't have to spend our volunteer time checking your contributions history and trying to figure out what you are talking about. valereee (talk) 16:44, 19 March 2019 (UTC)