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Hindi[change source]

U should have all the lang Heema Jain (talk) 07:19, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

@Heema Jain: Hindi is there. If you don't see it, it could be because of your settings. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:16, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

muje hindi language chaya Nathu Singh Rathore (talk) 10:25, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Kanhiya desh ka aantakwadi hai to usko desh ko barbad Karne ke liye kyu chhoda gya hai? Arunbantai (talk) 06:53, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Hindi Ankitjatav756 (talk) 14:17, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Translation tools[change source]

I am from Urdu Wikipedia and now I am going to start for Simple English version. Basically I am a translator and translate form English and Arabic to Urdu. I want to do the same for Simple English Wikipedia. Im looking for someone to contact me to help to start here. Thanks. Hmfs.ind (talk) 03:29, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

@Hmfs.ind: Welcome! What kind if help would you like? I would recommend reading Wikipedia:How to write Simple English pages to learn about the requirements here. If you have any other questions, please post at WP:ST instead of here. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 03:41, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Link for the Cymraeg (welsh) wikipedia is wrong[change source]

{{editprotected}} At the bottom of the page, there are links to different Wikipedias. The link for the Cymraeg (Welsh) Wikipedia is incorrect. it should be Johnogwen123 (talk)

@Johnogwen123: Thank you very much for reporting the error. I've corrected the problem. If it still shows on your computer, try a hard refresh. Operator873talkconnect 20:48, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
@Johnogwen123, Operator873: I usually maintain this, and probably miscopied. I apologize; certainly no offense was intended. Thank you for correcting, Operator. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:09, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Did you Know Section[change source]

Can the Did you know, section and the picture be updated, it's been the same for a long time. thanks. --Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 00:55, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: I've switched the DYK to queue 6. Hiàn (talk) 01:35, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! --Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 01:39, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Queue[change source]

Could we have an automatic queue changer switching between the did you knows every week? This way the did you know section does not stay the same for a very long time. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:22, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

We do have a queue, but the problem is we don't have people creating DYK hooks very often, so they are left the same for a longer period on purpose so we don't run out of hooks. It is not uncommon for us to leave them the same for a couple months (sometimes more than 6). The solution if you want them changed faster is to start suggesting hooks. We have only had 11 suggested in the last two years. Because Hian switched the queue last time you asked we are now out of DYK hooks except those 11 I mentioned earlier which haven't yet been approved. So if you want newer hooks we need more otherwise we will be on these ones for a good period of time. -DJSasso (talk) 11:26, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
I might note that a new queue was made on May 20 with 5 hooks that had been approved. (Made by FR on May 20 by pulling the approved ones off of the suggestion page). It would seem to be ready to be rotated on to the main page. There are also 18 hooks on the suggestions page waiting for approval or disapproval. (Granted I submitted 3 just now so it was less earlier today). I would think out of those 18 we can probably get at least 5 approved to build the next queue after the one I linked above. But I am also happy to keep suggesting more hooks regularly. The issue is that current policy seems to limit the suggestions to 4 hooks at a time per editor. Maybe we should consider removing that limit? If so I'll suggest more...just trying not to break the rules. Desertborn (talk) 14:17, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Also Queue 4 and Queue 5 have hooks. But I remember someone saying they were not approved yet. Should I move them back to the suggestion page so they can be reviewed and approved? Desertborn (talk) 14:43, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
DJSasso, I'd be happy to make some more dyk's. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 20:55, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Pinging @TDKR Chicago 101: and @Hiàn: in case you want to comment. Desertborn (talk) 14:43, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
I think at some point Vermont brought over an enwiki admin familiar with en's infrastructure at some point (see Wikipedia:Simple_talk/Archive_124#Status_of_DYK) so we could very well set a slower rotation (two weeks per queue maybe?) and ramp up DYK work significantly.
I know in the past the hook restrictions were put in place due to one editor clogging up the DYK process and I'm not suggesting they be removed, but I'm thinking easing these restrictions to get more through might be beneficial. Hiàn (talk) 15:30, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Yeah we can probably ease up on them a bit, I don't think anyone would have a problem with that unless it becomes all one person again. But yeah really we are heavily reliant on DYK creation if people want to see it rotated more than every few months. -DJSasso (talk) 17:29, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Weight vs Mass[change source]

The Wikipedia page in it's opening dialogue comparing the major systems of measurement mentions that in the metric or SI system that the kilogram is a unit of weight. This is incorrect - the kilogram is a measure of mass. Further down the article it does say the kilogram is the unit of mass in the metric system but goes on to say "the kilogram weighs..." and "1 gram (g) is the weight of...". Lastly I note that in the Converting Between Systems section under Mass it gives conversions of ounces and pounds to grams and kilograms. Clearly the writer does not distinguish between mass and weight and treats them as though they are the same thing. p.s. The metric system or SI does not have a base unit of weight - one would use a compound unit such as a Newton (1 kg*m/s^2) to measure weight. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:31, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

@ This is a good point you raise. We do need to fix it. May I suggest you boldly make an attempt at changing it? Our motto here is that if you see a change that is needed, go for it. Of course you may want to read up on some of what is noted on simple start first. Desertborn (talk) 01:39, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes I did enjoy edit editing this??? Thank you Wikipedia Avilesgabrielj (talk) 07:32, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

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)

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)
Oh. Okay. Derpdart56 (talk) 14:38, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
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)
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)
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)

I choose the best way to edit it[change source]

It was easy and hard to to complete this !! Avilesgabrielj (talk) 07:34, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

Selected Article[change source]

There is no Selected article in mobile view, there is just the sections: About Wikipedia & Did you know. If a sysop could fix this it would be a great help.--SADIQUI (talk) 22:55, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

I need a ASAP Correct answer to a very simple question about Wikipedia PLEASE- How can I do 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.


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 ( 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: Pari Mele (talk) 20:26, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

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)
@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)

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)

Audio Monster Flow (talk) 09:13, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

How to add my name in Wikipedia ?[change source]

My aim is the social services through politician & organic farming. Kushal pandey organic (talk) 18:25, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

@Kushal pandey organic: If that's a commercial username, that may be a problem, espcially if you are making commercial edits. I don't know what you mean by "adding your name in Wikipedia" though. If you mean to create an article, go to that article's name and press "create source". But I am worried that you may be trying to create an article to promote something, which may result in your article being deleted. If you have any questions, letme know :) Computer Fizz (talk) 19:13, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Suggested Grammar edit[change source]

Instead of "If you need help, you may ask questions at Simple talk..." Should it be "If you need help, you can ask questions at Simple talk..." ? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:08, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Either one seems fine to me. One means ability, the other means permission: either applies. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:23, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
It seems a little complex, shall we go striaght to the point (i.e. "If you need help, feel free to ask us at ST" or even more to the point "Ask us on ST if you need any help?"). --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:53, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
In the first question, the phrase "feel free" is probably complex. A question in the form of your second suggestion may be ambiguous: is it saying 1) if you need help then ask on ST or 2) if you want to know whether you need help (such as, whether the community feels that you need help because there are problems with your work), then ask at ST. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:01, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
Agreed, I didn't know you replied so early and came here to ammend my proposal. Will this be better? Need Help? Have any Questions? Ask us [[WP:ST|here]]!--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:52, 12 January 2020 (UTC)