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Ambox deletion.pngPlease make sure that you are posting in the correct place.Ambox deletion.png— Preceding unsigned comment added by Wtsw77393ijkeowijweepd (talkcontribs) 05:25, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]


How about a "In the News" widget for the front page?[change source]

It could be like the one on En wiki, except in simple. I would say leave out the politics though; no need for that here. Derpdart56 (talk) 03:17, 9 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

We don't have enough editors currently to be able to maintain an in the news section, which is why we don't have one. -DJSasso (talk) 13:43, 9 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Oh. Okay. Derpdart56 (talk) 14:38, 9 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Couldn't we make a bot for that though? A bot that takes news articles and converts them into simple somehow? Derpdart56 (talk) 14:39, 9 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Bots are not allowed to create content. And converting to simple isn't easy enough that a bot would be able to do it well. -DJSasso (talk) 14:41, 9 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Bots are also prone to making a lot of mistakes and can't think like a human, but i like your idea. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:59, 31 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]

What if you just give the bot access to online news and get it to copy it down on the “In The News” widget? Stupstup (talk) 01:31, 11 January 2021 (UTC) Then user could edit it and make it simple? Stupstup (talk) 01:32, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello. It still would have a chance of making mistakes, and just copying down online news is a copyright violation. --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:35, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I need a ASAP Correct answer to a very simple question about Wikipedia PLEASE- How can I do this.......in Wikipedia? PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP AY HEART RATES ARE RISING BY THE MINUTE!![change source]

Hello from Cyprus to everyone - everywhere!! I’m Pari and this is my first attempt with Wikipedia as an author for a subject I’ve been researching for years now! I decided to share my research with the world so I want to publish it WHEN IS 100% FINISHED/EDITED but.....

I have just created an account and I began the transferring from my real writing on a paper, by Typing from the beginning everything a I have on my Real Paper written Research. I’m still on the 1st page. And this is my exact problem!! What I am writing is not even close to Finishing inside Wikipedia or in any other Application for writers like for example Microsoft WORD or so so many other Apps that exist out there!

Therefore since it is NOT EITHER CLIAE TO BEING READY FOR PUBLISHING IN WIKIPEDIA ( or anywhere else for that matter ), HOW CAN I JUST SAVE WHAT I DID SO FAR?? The only thing I see is a Blue Button saying PUBLISH and I can’t see anything or anywhere like a SAVE Button!! First of all, is there a SAVE Button or I have no choice other than to PUBLISH for the eyes of everyone, of what I wrote so far in the 1st Unfinished Page of my Subject??

Maybe it is supposed to be like this? Is Wikipedia an Application that has NOTHING SIMILAR TO DO WITH Microsoft WORD?? Is Wikipedia an Application that you simply POST ANYTHING THAT IS READY TO BE READ BY OTHERS? So my question is very simple and I am sure that someone from all of you will know the answer.

HOW CAN I JUST SAVE AS A FILE IN WIKIPEDIA, SOMETHING THAT I HAVE WRITTEN BUT IS BY NO CHANCE EVEN CLOSE TO PUBLISHING YET?

SINCE IT NEEDS A LOT OF WRITING AND EDITING before I can officially Publish it, WHAT CAN I DO FROM NOW ON - SINCE I VE HIT THE PUBLISH BUTTON THINKING THAT IT WOULD ASK ME IF I REALLY WAS READY TO PUBLISH OR IF I JUST WANTED TO SAVE MY FILE FOR NOW??? Does any of you kind people know how to proceed WITHIN the Wikipedia.org ( meaning not having to copy EVERYTHING I HAVE WRITTEN SO FAR and Finish it by importing my words into another Writing Application like for example Microsoft WORD or so so many others that exist out there! Is that possible first of all? Can I “PAUSE MY WRITING” in Wikipedia “BUT WITHOUT HAVING IT PUBLISHED AND CONTINUE WERE I LEFT THE NEXT DAY AND THEM CONTINUE AGAIN AFTER A WEEK OR SO BUT WITHOUT PUBLISHING IT UNTIL ITS FINISHED???

I’m not well familiar with Wikipedia so I would so much be obliged to the person who will solve this for me, if they emailed me at (Redacted)

Thank you so much in advance My best regards and love from Nicosia / CYPRUS

Pari Mele

P.S. Forgive me for a very long email but it seems that from my stress I probably written the same questions more times than one!! I am very sorry! PLEASE EMAIL ME HERE: (Redacted) Pari Mele (talk) 20:26, 22 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Pari Mele we don’t publish research papers here. There are websites specifically for that. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. You can use Wikiversity to publish learning materials. Thank you! Nigos (talk · contribs) 05:09, 23 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]
@Pari Mele: I agree with Nigos' comment above. Wikipedia is not a blog. And your user page is not a "journal". It is simply a place to briefly tell us a little about yourself (which you did at the end of it). Original research is not allowed. You are in the wrong place. Tradedia (talk) 19:45, 27 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Folks, while you were fully correct I think you were not nice to this new user. IMO you could have said something like:
<a few welcoming words, then:> We're happy you have found Wikipedia and would like to help you find the right place for what you want to do. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. <briefly explain> This means that it is different from a site where you can publish. <... all the other good factual advice from what you wrote.>
Cheers, 87.148.44.217 (talk) 14:59, 22 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, I agree. Tradedia (talk) 19:29, 23 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yes dat is true Stupstup (talk) 22:23, 10 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

As soon as possible Melanin 72 (talk) 18:30, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Update is needed[change source]

The "Arabic Wikipedia" has now more than a 1,000,000 article. Thanks. Tradedia (talk) 19:45, 27 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]

 Done and updated others. --IWI (talk) 00:58, 25 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Change: Use Basic English vocabulary and shorter sentences. to: Use Basic English words and shorter sentences[change source]

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This is simple English so it should use as little jargon as possible, many non-native English speakers have no idea what "Vocabulary" means and with good reason, I did not learn the word Vocabulary until I was in 8th grade, and for readers who want understand clear, direct and sharp wording they probably wont like the wording. The main argument against would be that "Vocabulary" is a more descriptive word then "Word" but the definition of Vocabulary according to Marian Webster is "a list or collection of words or of words and phrases usually alphabetically arranged and explained or defined", so the main difference is word means any word and vocabulary means a list of words usually in alphabetical order, the difference is minimal and people will be able to understand it all regardless.

Lots of people wont know what vocabulary means, and is not as understandable or direct as words. I therefore think this would be a positive change. Vallee01 (talk) 22:28, 24 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Except, of course, that the simple English vocabulary itself has inbuilt weaknesses, and those weaknesses tend to be in the sciences and technologies. Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:15, 18 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Language[change source]

Hi sir, Please added talk language in Bangla. Muhammad Shariff12 (talk) 18:13, 15 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Main Page Title[change source]

Under "Welcome to Wikipedia" we have, "the free encyclopedia that anyone can change", should it be "The free encyclopedia that anyone can change."? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:32, 25 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

 (change conflict)  (change conflict)  No, but there should be a comma after "Wikipedia" and a full stop after "change". See en:Main Page; that's how they do it. --IWI (talk) 00:35, 25 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Done --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:42, 25 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 (change conflict) @Thegooduser: @ImprovedWikiImprovment: I boldly added the change as 1) it's proper punctuation anyway and 2) it is all languages, not just English. Operator873talkconnect 00:43, 25 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:47, 25 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Query[change source]

Hello, I’m Shift674. I’ve noticed that when there are no results in a search, the word “query” comes up. The word may be hard for some people to understand, so I’ve been wondering if we can change the word. -Shift674-🌀 15:53, 17 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Shift674: This is irrelevant to the Main Page. Please move this to simple talk. --IWI (talk) 17:22, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

what a great idea! this is pretty good. im on board with you and i will try to make it happen. Keelanscanlan (talk) 18:36, 4 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Something is wrong with the main page today[change source]

The article-of-the-day is broken. It's showing as blank with a red link "Main Page/Article 9" under "Selected article". The whole section is blank apart from that and the COVID-19 banner. I guess this needs fixing! GPinkerton (talk) 18:32, 26 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

GPinkerton, I see a, red link to "Main Page/Article 10". ~ Hulged (talk) 06:15, 27 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Same per Hulged. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 09:29, 27 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah when Eptalon demoted the article he forgot to move the highest numbered article to the gap. It has been fixed now for all the ones that were demoted. -Djsasso (talk) 13:45, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Inaccurate information on main page[change source]

I've found some inaccurate information on the main page as well as on the portals. It says Biology (Plants and Animals) though on the English (the main) wiki, it is described differently. Also, we all know that Biology isn't only plants and animals. I would have edited it but... admins only I guess.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Elytrian (talkcontribs) 06:57, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I found that the Biology portal on the main page is labeled (Plants and animals). If you know anything beyond a basic education's worth of knowledge, this is kinda inaccurate. I'd like some admins to change this to '(Living things)' or something more appropriate. Elytrian (talk) 07:01, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You already know— Preceding unsigned comment added by Elytrian (talkcontribs) 14:03, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It's not really inaccurate, it is just not as detailed as you would like because we are Simple Wikipedia. Once a reader clicks on the link they are taken to a page that will explain it in more detail. -Djsasso (talk) 20:06, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Djsasso It is really inaccurate; biology is not limited to plants and animals. "Living things" would really be much better. There is a difference between simplifying and obfuscating. GPinkerton (talk) 10:51, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Djsasso: What he said, plus plants and animals completely misses biochemistry. Elytrian - Talk 11:04, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for addition of name for religion[change source]

Please add Sanamahism in the list of religions mentioned in the main page. Haoreima (talk) 16:29, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Haoreima: I think we have enough religions listed there; it isn't meant to be a list of all religions. If you look at List of religions, you'll see there are many others that aren't listed. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:50, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Auntof6:Not putting every thing in the main page is ok. But denying or neglecting a requested one, without proper reason, isn't ok. I think so. Haoreima (talk) 04:44, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Featured article?[change source]

All I seem to get is MainArticle/25 (or smth like that). Where's the featured article today? Elytrian - Talk 03:22, 2 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Same here!— Preceding unsigned comment added by Thegameshowlad (talkcontribs) 14:32, 2 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Buddhism Preview Penis Image[change source]

Hovering over the Buddhism link has an image of a penis for the preview that's not in the page, don't know how to remove it, would someone who does please do so?— Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.164.122.92 (talkcontribs) 02:13, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I will try and fix this, however in the future, please direct all non-main page related enquires to Simple Talk --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:43, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Resolved.
I added a image to the article and it seems to be fixed. Thanks for bringing this matter to our attention. --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:47, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Skydiving Cancer[change source]

Skydiving Cancer is formed by hurricanes when the hurricane catches wind that holds West African Cancer. If you skydive in that hurricane, you can catch Skydiving Cancer— Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.203.104.154 (talkcontribs) 16:43, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

amazing Derpdart56 (talk) 16:45, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]