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December 8[edit]

St. Michael church[edit]

St. Michael church in Brooklyn as per the corner stone on the church, was built in 1903 not 1905, I grow up going to St. Michael's in the 1950's. If you go to their web page and go through the pic's you will se the corner stone with the date 1903 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.115.140.204 (talk) 00:32, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

St. Michael's Church (Brooklyn, New York) says it was completed in 1905. The cornerstone is the first stone, not the last. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:57, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia entry "Yang yanbao"[edit]

It is really an embarrassing mistake for Wikipedia to have this entry with the subject's name wrong - both Chinese and English! 杨廷宝 is a well-known founder and master of early modern Chinese architecture and architectural education in China. This entry got his Chinese name wrong, and consequently, got his "English" name wrong as well; It should be Yang Tingbao. Now by the entry's title "Yang Yanbao", Nobody would even know who this really is referring to!

I had made the corrections, and someone from Wikipedia, who apparently does not possess appropriate knowledge on the subject, rejected my edit and saying he thinks "it was not constructive". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr. MMZ (talkcontribs) 05:14, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello Dr. MMZ, and welcome to the Helpdesk! You were reverted by Oshwah [1]. You did not add any cite that supported your namechange, and though non-english cites/sources are allowed on en-WP, the drawback is that people like me can't read them. However, I did get interesting hits on g-books for "your" spelling [2][3], so you may be right about that, the topic is new to me. Consider improving the article with english sources if you can find them (see Help:Referencing for beginners) and/or start a discussion with Oshwah (and anyone interested) at Talk:Yang Yanbao. Oshwah was right about "travelled", though. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 06:36, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Help:Cite errors/Cite error included ref[edit]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sarvasuddi Bandi Raju (talkcontribs) 09:45, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Fixed: Seems to relate to File:VEGAM POSTER.jpg. I have removed thr stray ref tags, but the file has previously been deleted from commons for lack of licensing info. Eagleash (talk) 10:04, 8 December 2018 (UTC)


No subject[edit]

hello how i can post my article what is your criteria and guideline for publishing a article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yogesh singh bisht199 (talkcontribs) 10:37, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Yogesh singh bisht199 the requirement for articles is summarized here, and see also WP:YFA; more important here though - do you have any relationship to Innovative Publications, which is clearly what you want to write about? Please see the conflict of interest guidelines. Galobtter (pingó mió) 10:52, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

How to show hindi details[edit]

How to show hindi details — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2401:4900:3610:26B3:1:2:6FC:CCD3 (talk) 10:54, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

This is the English Wikipedia, so entries should be written in English, but it is permissible to show, for example, the Hindi version of a name. If you wish to write in Hindi, then please do so at the Hindi Wikipedia. Is this what you were asking about? Dbfirs 11:47, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Infobox in English Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, Can you tell me how to insert an infobox under a picture in a new article (Jean-Louis Martinoty) ? I will write informations (birth, etc..). Thank you very much.

Joisy78 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joisy78 (talkcontribs) 20:16, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Joisy78, use {{infobox person}}. Click on that link for documentation of the available parameters. —teb728 t c 21:23, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Karfagen (band) page translation[edit]

Hi there I would like to add a translation in English for this page: http://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karfagen The translation instrument shows an error "you don't have permission to create a new pages" What can I do with that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Garfunkel90124 (talkcontribs) 20:58, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

@Garfunkel90124: According to WP:TRANSLATE that tool is not available to new editors. You will need to translate it by hand or wait until you have at least 500 edits. RudolfRed (talk) 21:54, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
But since the Ukrainian page appears to have no references at all, Garfunkel90124, a translation of the page as it stands into English will not be accepted here. If you want to create an English page on Karfagen, I strongly advise you to treat this as a new article (see your first article. You might choose to base portions of it on translations from the Ukrainian article, but the problem is that an article in en.wikipedia should be based almost entirely on what reliably published sources say about the subject (English-language sources if possible, but if not, other sources are acceptable as long as they are reliably published). --ColinFine (talk) 22:24, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Article changed to draft[edit]

Good afternoon, I have been working on my Wikipedia article "The Power of Patient Stories" and it was deleted. I was wondering if I would be able to know what issues to fix and if I could complete them so that they could be re-checked. I am confused on the steps I have to take since I was told by my professor that there were changes that needed to be made so that it can be published. Thank you and have a great afternoon. Lvazq064 (talk) 22:50, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

@Lvazq064: You should link pages you are asking about. For reference, this is about Draft:The_Power_of_Patient_Stories. The article was moved to draft by @Animalparty: with the comment that the article reads like an essay. You can ask on their user page for what reasons and if they have any advice. You should also read WP:YFA which provides guidance on how to create an article. RudolfRed (talk) 22:59, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Hello, Lvazq064. Your draft article does not even make it clear in the opening sentence that The Power of Patient Stories is a book. Please familiarize yourself with our notability guideline for books. Most notable books are notable because they have been reviewed by several professional book reviewers in independent, reliable sources, and those reviews should be cited. None of your references are independent. Another Wikipedia article is never acceptable as a reference. Please format your references properly. See Referencing for beginners. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:54, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

I would like to post a picture of my grandfather on his wikipage. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishnaswami_Ramiah The photos I have are from his field trips or conferences in the 1940's, !950's or 1960's. We are not too sure about the exact source of these photographs. They are a part of family album. Please let me know how to cite and post these pictures, so as to not violate any copyrights. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.167.43.184 (talk) 23:15, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

If you are unsure of the source of the photos, then they cannot be used on Wikipedia. The unknown photographers (or their estates) are the copyright holders, and only those people can freely licensed the photos. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:45, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Since your grandfather is dead, you may be able to use the photos under a claim of fair use. See WP:NFCC for the requirements. RudolfRed (talk) 23:49, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
RudolfRed, that policy requires "Identification of the source of the original copyrighted material" and it should be obvious that "We are not too sure about the exact source of these photographs" does not meet that standard. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 00:02, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
@Cullen328: I missed that part of the policy. Thanks for the clarification RudolfRed (talk) 00:16, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

December 9[edit]

Fixing Odd Formatting on Article[edit]

I have found an article (World Sight Day) that has very odd formatting: the reference section appears in the middle of the page and a table on the article does not appear in the section which the syntax says it should be in. I have tried correcting it by moving the reference section, but for some reason, the reference section won't move. What can be done? CircleGirl (talk) 02:09, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Someone fixed it with this edit. The problem was that the table was not closed. —teb728 t c 10:47, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Sources for a song article[edit]

I want to create some song articles. Would the following websites be considered reliable or acceptable sources for a Wikipedia song article?

  1. http://www.irvingberlin.com/
  2. http://graciefields.org/wordpress/gracie-on-film/
  3. http://www.rnh.com/
  4. http://www.songfacts.com/
  5. http://digitalcollections.oscars.org
  6. http://www.lyricsplayground.com/
  7. http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/
  8. http://www.musicvf.com/

Thanks. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 10:42, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Have you read Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources? If yes, it should be crystal clear to you that a Wikia wiki is not a reliable source, ever. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 10:48, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

good article[edit]

Does every article have the potential to be a good article? If not, is there or should there be a way to know when it's the best it can be? Benjamin (talk) 10:57, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Benjamin. Every Wikipedia article can and should be of good quality: see Writing better articles for tips on ensuring this. However, you may be thinking of the specific Good article process within Wikipedia. Lots of articles could be expanded or improved so that they meet the Good article criteria; however, for topics where there are simply not enough reliable sources, in any form, anywhere in the world, on which to base more than a very short article or stub, then the Good article process is unlikely to apply: Noyster (talk), 12:24, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Right, of course, but is there a way of knowing when this is the case? Benjamin (talk) 23:08, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
If you mean when can you say "there are no further reliable sources to be found anywhere" then of course it's impossible to prove this with absolute certainty (and yet, most "delete" votes at AfDs depend on just such an argument). Depending on topic, of course you'd carry out any relevant Google searches including Books and News archive, then see what The Wikipedia Library has to offer, then try a municipal library, or a university library if you or your friends have access. If there's still an active WikiProject in a related field then post to its talk page to ask for help in tracking down sources, or ask any editor whom you know to have a specialist interest in your field. After you've given it your best shot then you can say—as far as you're concerned—there are no more sources available. Then, ask does the article fully and correctly represent what is in the sources you do have? Has it been polished for clarity of expression, format, layout, spelling and grammar and so on? Neutral tone, no copyvios? Pictures? External links? All useful wikilinks all there, and incoming links from other articles? When you have reviewed all these aspects you can say that for you at least, "the article is the best it can be"!: Noyster (talk), 00:32, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Should there be some designation for such a status? Benjamin (talk) 01:25, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
There is the Content assessment system, and you could put the article up for Peer review: Noyster (talk), 08:05, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I've seen that before. Sorry if I didn't express myself well. By "such a status" don't mean simply, for example, "C class, but with plenty of unutilized sources", but rather, "C class, but with no likely way to improve it much further, because of a lack of sources in existence, or whatever". Benjamin (talk) 10:57, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Article is full of discredited information, but I have a conflict of interest[edit]

The Wikipedia article on XMRV, which was once suspected of being a human pathogen, is full of discredited medical information. The same discredited information is now being used by various quacks and conspiracy theorists, and therefore it is vital that Wikipedia not present this information as true.

The Wikipedia article is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenotropic_murine_leukemia_virus-related_virus Much of the information presented in the Wikipedia article is debunked by Snopes at www.snopes.com/fact-check/scientist-vaccine-jailed/

For five years, the article's Talk page has said that the article is badly outdated, but no editor has yet fixed the article. I am the author of an article that presents a theory that competes with the theory discussed in the Wikipedia article. Therefore, I have a conflict of interest and cannot edit the article. Also, I have not edited a Wikipedia article in years, and no longer really remember how.

If no one knowledgeable about the topic is available to fix the article, a much shorter article based on information on Snopes could be substituted. If no one is available to even do that, I believe the article should be deleted. It's better to have no Wikipedia article at all, than an article full of discredited medical information that is likely to be exploited by quacks and conspiracy theorists.

-- J. Sarayda Shapiro, PhD — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.161.232.54 (talk) 12:33, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

It might be worth asking on WT:MED as that is where our medical-minded editors hang out. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 13:21, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • added template[4] will look over, time allowing(left op note[5])--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:57, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

License translation[edit]

Where shall I upload the English translation of the license to Draft:Star_Heritage_(1995_video_game)? This license is very important for the maintenance of the article and the publication of screenshots.Ant 222 (talk) 13:50, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

@Ant 222: Are you saying the license on the draft is not CC BY-SA 3.0 License and GFDL? If so that is not acceptable: all articles (with the exception of brief quotqtions) must be licensed under those licenses. —teb728 t c 16:28, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
While all of your contributions are irrevocably licensed CC BY-SA 3.0 and GFDL when you click the "Publish changes" button, you can multi-license them with any additional licenses. See instructions Wikipedia:Multi-licensing – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 18:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
@Finnusertop:I meant the license to the original game, rather than to the article about it. I want to refer to that license in the metainformation for the screenshots. I beg your pardon for the confusion. Ant 222 (talk) 22:22, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
@Ant 222: You mean the license of the file File:StarHetitage-Title.png which is used in the draft? If that's the case see the license summary at File:StarHetitage-Title.png#Summary, you should also add the website from were you got it. In the meantime I've commented out the image in the draft, non free images can only be used in main article space. So when the draft is accepted it can be used properly. –Ammarpad (talk) 09:18, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
@Ant 222: Also the file description page for the title screen indicates it has a non-commercial license, which is of little value on Wikipedia, for non-commercial means non-free. The use of non-free content is highly restricted; see WP:NFCC. So you should not count on being allowed to use non-free screenshots.
As to your original question, you could copy the license (or preferably a link to it) into the file description pages, and IMO the official license would be preferable to an English translation. —teb728 t c 09:51, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

@Ammarpad: I mean the license under which the game Star Heritage (described in my draft) has last been released by its author. Regarding the source, I took the screenshot myself. After you commented-out the image, it has become an orphan and been scheduled for deletion. Shall I have to re-upload it when/if the draft is accepted?

@Teb728: Non-free screenshots, they are used extensively in videogame articles, e.g.: File:AITDscreenshot.gif, and File:Dune_2_screenshot_attack_on_base.jpg, so I see nothing wrong with uploading a screenshot for Star Heritage.—Ant 222 (talk) 10:22, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

How can I get more feedback regarding "Safran Seats"?[edit]

Aside from posting at Talk:Zodiac_Seats_U.S.#Requested_move_4_December_2018, what can I do to get more feedback from other users on moving Zodiac Seats U.S. to "Safran Seats"? I have not heard back from anyone to date. Please {{ping}} me when you respond. --Jax 0677 (talk) 14:31, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Jax 067, Wikipedia policy is to name an article according to what its subject is usually called. None of the references cited in Zodiac Seats U.S. uses the word "Safran" at all, so the article should not be moved. Maproom (talk) 15:06, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Jax 067: when I replied above, I included the template {{u|Jax 067}}, which ought to have alerted you to my response. I don't question that the name change has officially happened; but what matters, for Wikipedia's purposes is what the subject is usually called. And when Wikipedia policy is clear, I doubt the relevance of feedback. Maproom (talk) 16:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Reply - @Maproom:, this is the second time that you have failed to ping me. My user name has two sevens in it, not 1, please look carefully at your ping. This is why I did not get the ping. Because of the name change, I would like more feedback. I tried to do an RFC, but someone deleted the RFC template from the talk page. --Jax 0677 (talk) 16:20, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Jax 0677: I'm sorry, yes, I left out a 7. (I can't advise you on RfCs - the only time I tried to create one, I had to withdraw it.) Maproom (talk) 16:26, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Template:Metallica songs[edit]

I am trying to start a discussion about a potential {{Metallica songs}} navigation box. How do I get the {{split}} tag at {{Metallica}} to show a blue link to {{Metallica songs}}? Please {{ping}} me when you respond. --Jax 0677 (talk) 15:43, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

@Jax 0677: Fixed: I added I link to bottom of the template. SportsFan007 (talk) 23:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)SportsFan007
@Jax 0677: Fixed: split template fixed! SportsFan007 (talk) 23:23, 9 December 2018 (UTC)SportsFan007

Password problems[edit]

Wikipedia has sent me a message a few times saying that failed attempts have been made to change my password. However, when I tried to change the password, I first have to use the original password. Nevertheless, the original password is not allowing me to log in to do that. What's next? I have check the routine problems such as accepting cookies (yes), etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sedgehead (talkcontribs) 20:59, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

@Sedgehead: If you cannot log in with your original password that means either it's been changed or you forget it. Do you have access to your current email address?. –Ammarpad (talk) 08:03, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
@Ammarpad: I have only used one password and I am currently logged in. I tested this by starting to edit a page. However, when I try to change the password, Wikipedia asks me to log in again and that fails. My email address has not changed if you want to send me email. I hope I am formatting this response correctly so you will see it. Maybe I should log out and then try to change the password. –Sedgehead
@Sedgehead: Okay, if you indeed want change the password, click Special:PasswordReset and provide either your username or email address attached to your account. A new temporary password will be emailed to the email address. Then you can use it to login and then change to something that you like using the Special:ResetPassword. If you choose strong password, you can safely disregard those failed login attempt notifications by disabling the feature at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-echo. –Ammarpad (talk) 21:07, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

December 10[edit]

Albert Kitson, 2nd Baron Airedale[edit]

There is a sentence in a blue block further down on this page. please fix if able. Thanks

Done. MB 02:09, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Promotional image use?[edit]

I was on the article Rosemary (wrestler) and saw that on the talk a user requested an updated photo. I looked through my pictures and none are really the best option. However I have in my possession a promotional image from an event where it was distributed. I read the promotional image essay and reviewed the fair use policy, but I’m still not sure if it is possible or preferable to use the image on Wikipedia. To be clear there is a free image on the article, but it doesn’t appropriately represent the current character. Thanks for the help. Sephiroth storm (talk) 02:16, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Sephiroth storm: Normally free image/media is preferred above any non free, this is true across all Wikimedia projects. In some cases, like logos and people who are long dead (and finding free image is not really easy) a non free file can be accepted on Wikipedia, but even then non free images of people who are still alive is treated differently. Per policy you cannot use non-free image of a living person except with few exceptions which really don't apply in this case. Since the subject is still alive it's expected to one day get their free file. So I would advise to stick with the current image or remove it if you feel it does more harm than good. –Ammarpad (talk) 08:54, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Sounds good, thanks. Sephiroth storm (talk) 19:57, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Cathy Haase page edits--error showing[edit]

I added some information to my own biography and now it is citing an error. I would like to know how to clear up the problem and if necessary revert it back to what it was before. It is my first time editing and I think i must have done something wrong that caused these errors to occur. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Katarina Kaninchen (talkcontribs) 05:22, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

You should not be editing your own (claimed) article, due to conflict of interest. That being said, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the errors have been easily fixed. The bad news is that I've nominated the article for deletion. Clarityfiend (talk) 06:03, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Good faith (but low quality) edit identified as vandalism.[edit]

Hi, I noticed that this edit by User_talk:Scorpion Navil has been flagged as vandalism and a message put in the user's talk page. Looking at the edit I am certain that it is not vandalism, and am worried that this automated response might put the very new editor off wiki editing. However I am not sure that the edit adds very much useful. Despite this I think the right course would be for it to be reverted so that manual editors could decide whether it can be improved or removed. I think I have reported this to ClueBot NG but the interface is not clear. Am I doning the right things? -- Q Chris (talk) 09:37, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, that's false positive, it's bound to happen here and there. But know that ClueBot NG (talk · contribs) is great bot that does excellent work in reverting vandalism 24/7 and has very low false positive rate. Part of the reasons it removed the edit has to do with the age of the account. The edit was made two minutes after the creation of the account and that is the only edit of the user, all these helped in scoring the possibility of the edit being vandalism. Had the user restored the edit the bot wouldn't revert them. You can report false positive at: WP:CBFPAmmarpad (talk) 14:04, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Where Are Mobile Article Subtitles Stored?[edit]

I noticed that some pages such as Handball have "title descriptions", as the Wikipedia app calls them, that aren't very helpful, for example Handball's is "Ballgame-team sport", presumably a joke by an editor. These title descriptions appear when searching for articles and under the article titles on the mobile app. I can't seem to find "Ballgame-team sport" anywhere in the articles source when I go to edit it, so I was curious if anyone knew where title descriptions are kept so I can edit them if future circumstances require. —The Editor's Apprentice (TalkEdits) 16:09, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

That's the corresponding Wikidata entry. In the desktop interface, click on "Wikidata item" in the left-hand menu. Rojomoke (talk) 16:19, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Awesome, thank you! —The Editor's Apprentice (TalkEdits) 22:12, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
To over-ride the Wikidata description, see WP:Short description. --David Biddulph (talk) 23:09, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Article created in the wrong wiki[edit]

Hey team, Opryland Hotel und Kongresszentrum was created in en wiki and should have been created in de wiki. How to correct? UnitedStatesian (talk) 17:48, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Put an import request in de:Wikipedia:Importwünsche I believe. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:16, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Name suppression? (NZ murder trial)[edit]

A man being prosecuted in New Zealand for the murder of British tourist Grace Millane has been granted name suppression by the NZ courts; however his name has been widely published by newspapers in Britain, where the NZ court order does not apply, and inevitably his name has been added to the WP article. New Zealand police have issued warnings that any NZ resident who publishes the man's name is liable to be prosecuted for breaching name suppression. What is Wikipedia's policy in such cases? --Plinuckment (talk) 22:50, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

The general policy is that this site is subject to US law, and individuals are subject to whatever laws they're subject to. Though in some previous cases names have been suppressed because of foreign court orders, this is exceedingly rare and probably wouldn't apply here. There are a number of templates listed here which can be used on talk pages. I see there isn't a NZ template, but feel free to create an appropriate message based on the existing templates. Another relevant policy of course is WP:BLPCRIME, but that's no guarantee that a name should be excluded. -- zzuuzz (talk) 23:03, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
OK, I've created an NZ sub judice template and added it to the article's Talk page. --Plinuckment (talk) 23:47, 10 December 2018 (UTC)


December 11[edit]

Unable to donate to Wikipedia[edit]

I tried to respond to your request for donations, however was unable make a donation. My address is; [redacted]

thank you, John Bushnell — Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.229.4.209 (talk) 00:50, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

You may use one of the methods listed on this page (clickable link) to make a donation to the Foundation, the entity that enables Wikipedia to operate. 331dot (talk) 00:57, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Controversial Content[edit]

I have come across an article which contains poorly referenced, discriminatory opinions, which are presented as facts. Do we have a policy for resolving articles of such a nature to remove offensive content at least untill a rewritten version with a neutral point of view can be reinstated (I don't want to take the task on of rewritting it myself)?

Note: Another user has already raised the above issue on the talk page on 2010, but there has been no resposne. 120.136.5.96 (talk) 04:25, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

You are talking about Fear of children I assume. Yes well it's a tough article because apparently "pedophobia" is a term with two distinct meanings; just as "homophobia" could mean "fear of humans" or "dislike/hatred of gay people" (but for practical purposes the latter definition has crowded out the former), so "pedophobia" can mean a condition where the actual physical presence of children makes one actually anxious, but according to the article it is (now) mainly a polemic word used to describe some kind of loathsome oldthink or something. OK you have valid concerns so I'll engage there, colleagues welcome. Herostratus (talk) 07:35, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

how to correct erroneous crosslinks between different language versions ?[edit]

How do the language version links get created? Is this an automated AI process carried out by bots? Or are they entirely user-generated?

I've found a wrong interconnection and would like to correct it. How can I do that?

Case in point:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Working_hypothesis --> links to --> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbeitshypothese
but
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbeitshypothese --> links to --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothesis (but should link back to "working hypothesis")

How is this even possible ??
I thought these links are reciprocal, meaning that if A links to B, B would automatically link back to A ? --boarders paradise (talk) 07:15, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Boardersparadise, de:Arbeitshypothese is a redirect to de:Hypothese which is correctly linked to Hypothesis. So it seems the interlanguage link at de:Arbeitshypothese is "bypassed" due to the redirect. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:25, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
@Boardersparadise: de:Arbeitshypothese (without following the redirect) does link back to Working hypothesis. Interlanguage links are usually made at Wikidata which can only make reciprocal links. Click "Wikidata item" under "Tools" in the left pane to see the Wikidata links. It's possible to override these with code in the articles but this has not been done here. See more at Help:Interlanguage links. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:44, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia provide wrong information[edit]

In hiwarkhed ta.telhara dist akola provide wrong information of whole village — Preceding unsigned comment added by 106.193.227.128 (talk) 09:01, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

I assume this is about Hiwarkhed. Could you please tell us which information is wrong, and, if possible, provide a reference? Normally, discussion about content should go on the talk page of the article. Dbfirs 09:05, 11 December 2018 (UTC)