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Edit about language[change | change source]

The Italian version of Wikipedia has now more than 1.000.000 articles, so fix it in the box down the page please

I guess this section was completely missed, it's been done now, thanks. -Mh7kJ (talk) 00:17, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Sister projects section[change | change source]

Could we add the following links to the "regular English" sectionn:

  • WikiData
  • regular English Wikimedia Commons

Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:20, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

In other languages...[change | change source]

... now shows an absurdly long list of all Wikipedias as imported from d:Q5296. Can somebody with the proper privileges please add {{noexternallanglinks}} to the includeonly portion of Template:MainPageInterwikis? —Naddy (talk) 16:07, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

 Done Thanks for the notification. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 16:35, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Definition of a "Universal Background Check"?[change | change source]

Hello, I've used Wikipedia on many occasions as a reference, only recently created an acouunt for what 'should' be a simple question: What is a Universal Background Check? In the US military the requirement (for years, to joint the services) has been a NAC (National Agency Check) which checks for Wants/Warrants/Psych Issues. In the 80's, you needed nothing more than a clear NAC to handle an automatic weapon (an assalt rifle, an M16, for example). This has been the story for years. This includes 30 caliber automatic weapons as well as 50 caliber and 20mm weapons. In order to work with Nuclear, Chemical or Biological weapons, you had to enter the military's "Surety" program that involved FBI visits to childhood neighbors, school records and much more to get a Top Secret clearance. But has anybody clearly defined what a "Universal Background Check" is, beyond states sharing records, which they do routinely on a Want/Warrant request. In the request there will already be information about Felon convictions and Psych restrictions. Besides restricting sales of one private individual to another, requiring an interviening check, what is a UBT? All states require checks prior to sale from licenced dealers, and federal law already restricts the use of automatic firearms and silencers to licenced and registered and investigated dealers and individuals (with money paid to Gvt. for license stamps).

Is there a clear definition of what a Universal Background Check is?

JEX40 (talk) 02:26, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

You sound like you have a very good range of english. I would suggest that you ask this at the more complex Wikipedia as you're more likely to get an answer there. 82.33.215.26 (talk) 10:31, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Other languages[change | change source]

The Italian wiki has more than 1,000,000 articles according to list of wikipedias, please update the main page, regards, Nurick (talk) 00:01, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Done, thanks for pointing that out. -Mh7kJ (talk) 00:04, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Hindi Narendra R Tiwari (talk) 06:02, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Save Simple English Wikipedia![change | change source]

Our most beloved and most comprehensive free encyclopedia in the cyberworld, the Simple English Wikipedia, needs our help to improve its articles and maintain the position of Wikipedia in this industry.

Simple English Wikipedia lacks some articles in different topics that might help. And some articles here are either immature or amateur, or both. So we need to make a major improvement here for the visitors and the Wikipedia itself.

Many people around the world only understand Simple English. Because of Simple English Wikipedia, they can understand different topics. They can relate. And no false information shall ever be shared.

I challenge you, all of the Simple English Wikipedia users, to make a major change. To make a difference.To have an innovation! At the same time, maintaining its comprehensiveness.

You are the users so you have the responsibility to improve it! This encyclopedia once help you. Provide you the best of the bests information you'll never see in just a personal blog.

It is not just a letter of concern. It is a letter of concern. And at the same time, a command! Now what are you waiting for? Christmas? Stand out there and rewrite the history of Wikipedia!

IMPROVE IT OR LEAVE IT! You need it. Don't you?

Kaye Andrea Camtan Perez (talk) 03:37, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Two Issues with Simple English Wikipedia[change | change source]

Hi, I think the Simple English Wikipedia needs to start a massive bot work, which will place the original English Wikipedia language link on top of every "in other languages" wiki page here. It's absurd that people using this wikipedia will have to struggle to find its sister site. Any thought/suggestions about the matter? Also, even though this wiki has reached 100,000 articles(!), it still appears as if it only has over 10,000 here. Thanks, Yambaram (talk) 00:34, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Now that the interwiki language links are maintained in Wikidata, we don't have control over that. The links are in the standard sort order for language stuff. I think the order is by native name of the language. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:43, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
I see what you're saying, yes I checked and you're right. But with these two wikipedias, I think there should be an exception, just like this wiki is always first on the english wikipedia. Regarding my second question, do you think it's just a matter of time until that chages? Yambaram (talk) 03:56, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
Simple English may be at the top of the list on the main enwiki page, but it isn't at the top of all the pages there. It might be helpful to have it that way here. Frankly, I'm surprised it's at the top of the main page at enwiki, because I don't think many editors there care about Simple English Wikipedia. As for the article count on the main Wikipedia page, I definitely think that should be fixed! I imagine we aren't the only Wikipedia whose count needs to be updated, either! --Auntof6 (talk) 04:09, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
I fixed the count on a number of wikis where I participate. Don't see how to do it on that page, though! StevenJ81 (talk) 10:50, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
Since that's the main Wikipedia page -- at a higher level than any of the specific language Wikipedias -- I suspect most editors can't change it. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:58, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
I was able to put English on top for our Main Page; the Wikidata interwiki links are suppressed there to keep the length down, so I was easily able to reorder the manual links there. StevenJ81 (talk) 11:01, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
Because we are aimed at non-English speakers English wikipedia isn't really our sister site any more than any other language. We can't assume that a reader is more likely to go to English if they need more info. It is quite likely they would go back to their own language if they needed more info. This at least was the reasoning the last number of times this has come up. -DJSasso (talk) 11:41, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
Simple English Wikipedia has now been moved to the 100,000+ section at https://www.wikipedia.org/. Simple English Wikipedia will now be available in the search bar on that page as well. If the changes doesn't appear for you, please try clearing your browser's cache. Cheers! --Glaisher (talk) 13:17, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
That's great guys thanks for giving it some attention and fixing this. I actually do think we can assume that anyone using simple wikipedia regardless of where they're from will be more likely to use the enwiki more than any other language (at least I do, I prefer it over "Afrikaans" which is usually not on top). The reason being is because people using the enwiki often times switch to simple wiki for different purposes (easier language, quickly and summarized to the point) while people who use this wiki will often go to enwiki to read more details about the article. It's just much more relevant this way - the languages are currently listed in alphabetical order, and again I therefore think there should be an exception for the simplewiki and the enwiki and vise versa since they're the only ones that have this kind of relationship between them. Yambaram (talk) 04:46, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
We debated this on enwiki recently. There was no great consensus to move the simplewiki link to the top of the list. I don't even know if it's possible with the Wikidata extension. That'd probably be something to find out before we had the discussion all over again. Osiris (talk) 05:13, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

What?![change | change source]

The Simple English Wikipedia doesn't have as much pages as the English Wikipedia. I suggest that we fix this problem. :) --68.103.31.159 (talk) 02:01, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

I agree. I look forward to your 4.2 million new articles. Osiris (talk) 03:08, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Psychology[change | change source]

Is the word "psychology" simple English? Can everyone understand what the word means? Frogger48 (talk) 21:02, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

I actually think this is a good question! I too do wonder if psychology is a common word for those who do not know or understand our language very well. We actually have a fairly good article on psychology here on Simple English. So I decided to add links to it from articles that use the word psychology but do not link to our article. But, I have now been questioned as to why I am linking so many articles to psychology and psychologist (another good example of a possibly unfamiliar word) . This is why I am now commenting here. Thanks for asking this question. Fylbecatulous talk 13:53, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
The page is there precisely to answer the question raised. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:30, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

How[change | change source]

How can we fix this — This unsigned comment was added by 86.182.133.51 (talk • changes) on 12:06, 3 November 2013.

Fix what? --Glaisher [talk] 12:11, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia: is it better than books?[change | change source]

Personally i would say wikipedia is better. But what do you think???

I agree aswell. You can only read books but with wikipedia you can edit them with just a click of a mouse (and a keyboard) --Mr Wiki Pro (talk) 23:44, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

In the News section[change | change source]

Can the Simple English Wikipedia have a In the News section like the DYK section. Welcomed readers or users can read articles and know the events occurring around them. Something similar to the English Wikipedia's news section. Just asking. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 21:00, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

feedback[change | change source]

Hi.. I wanted to why they named the processors like i3, i5, i7. Why didn't they name them as i2,i4. Because after the number three four comes, but here it is different. After didn't name the next invented processor of i3 as i4. Please post it. It will be very useful for many people. I will be very pleased and thankful if you post it.Thanks you.

Kiran Devi[change | change source]

Kiran devi is a good politician and a good human being. She is first chairperson of The Sheikhpura District Board.

You can create the page yourself if you want or add it to the list of requested pages.--Mr Wiki Pro (talk) 13:20, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Lead by example[change | change source]

"well written" should be hyphenated. #ironic

Fixed. Thanks. Osiris (talk) 03:18, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Newbie HERE![change | change source]

Newbie here! I want to write a book? but how..?

Some possible improvements[change | change source]

To make things clearer the information should be context related as much as possible, so that to learn the whole subject a person shouldn't go to different articles. For example - in a electrical resistance article there should be an real life applications section, which explains how the principles work practically.

Another thing which could be good, is a tool tip on certains words, which when hovered on by the mouse reveal a more indepth description that is CONTEXT RELATED, for example - if a sentence uses the phrase " electrical parts" you could hover over it to reveal the text " any circuits or metal,plastic parts which manipulate the force of electricity" or something simpler

Urdu Wikipedia[change | change source]

Please add Urdu wiki link in Main page. Recently Urdu wiki reached 50,000 articles. English Wiki already added Urdu wiki link--Irfan Arshad (talk) 03:58, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

@عرفان ارشد: Hi! Here at Simple English Wikipedia's Main Page, we don't have a section for Wikipedias with more than 50,000 articles. So Urdu Wikipedia cannot be added to the section on the Main Page. However, I have added ur: to the interwiki list on the sidebar of the Main Page. Regards, --Glaisher [talk] 04:06, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for adding in Interwiki list. --Irfan Arshad (talk) 04:23, 27 April 2014 (UTC)