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Requested move[change source]

Sorry if this is something I can do myself, but I can't find the instructions. Requested move redirects here, so can someone please move my draft at User_talk:Gotanda/Drafts/Pramoedya to Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Thanks, --Gotanda (talk) 02:21, 23 November 2019 (UTC)  Done--Peterdownunder (talk) 03:41, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia: Maintenance[change source]

Wikipedia:Maintenance is the most linked to non-existing page, and it is in the project name space. Do we have an equivalent page here that all of those links should be directed to, or is there any other reason why it doesn't exist? Thanks, Milo, Talk, Contribs 11:28, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

Maybe we could redirect it to Category:Wikipedia backlog? Vermont (talk) 15:02, 24 November 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps that is the best option. On there is a long article about the different types of maintenance work, but I think this is covered elsewhere over here and so isn't necessary. Would you be happy for me to create a redirect then? Milo, Talk, Contribs 16:22, 24 November 2019 (UTC)
We don't usually do cross-namespace redirects. Maybe it could be a soft redirect to the enwiki page. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:33, 24 November 2019 (UTC)
I guess that could work too - would an admin be happy to do whatever they think works best? Thanks, Milo, Talk, Contribs 08:37, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
Soft redirect created. It didn't require an admin to do that, though. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:00, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks - I was wary of doing it since there seems to be some discussion as to which would be best (see below) Milo, Talk, Contribs 10:17, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
That page gives information on English Wikipedia processes, noticeboards, etc. A lot of it doesn't apply here. Being that Category:Wikipedia Backlog is all the maintenance categories, would that not be better suited? Vermont (talk) 10:13, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
Yeah it should be redirected to Category:Wikipedia maintenance if anywhere because Vermont is right, people here aren't looking for en.wikis processes which don't exist here. Personally I would just go find where is linking to it and remove the links as it isn't really all that necessary here. -DJSasso (talk) 12:14, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
Agreed (and I changed it) seems a no-brainer... but feel free to change/improve further -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 14:28, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
I should note as well that I removed the link on a single template which accounted for pretty much all the links to it anyway. So we are probably good now. -DJSasso (talk) 18:22, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Extension of Wikipedia Asian Month contest[change source]

In consideration of a week-long internet block in Iran, Wikipedia Asian Month 2019 contest has been extended for a week past November. The articles submitted till 7th December 2019, 23:59 UTC will be accepted by the fountain tools of the participating wikis.

Please help us translate and spread this message in your local language.

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:16, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

So far, I think there are just the two of us here on Simple. Anyone else want to join in now that we have extra time? --Gotanda (talk) 00:36, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Ask for help[change source]

Can someone move User:轻语者/Li Yugang to Li Yugang without preserving the redirect? If possible, please give me suggestions on improving this article, thanks. 轻语者 (talk) 15:22, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

I don't think it's quite ready for mainspace. It needs categories, for one thing. It also needs copy editing for grammar, clarity, and spelling. Also, only admins can do a move like this without preserving the redirect, but if a redirect is left you can just ask for it to be deleted via quick deletion. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:37, 27 November 2019 (UTC)[change source]

This new IP user has gone on a quest to create a lot of redirect pages. Most seem unnecessary and many give multiple level and circular redirects. As an example try North American English. I am not sure what should be done. The IP address is in Brazil, no idea if that is relevant. Brian R Hunter (talk) 05:25, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

The user has been blocked and all the pages he created have been deleted. -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 16:29, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Book sources special page[change source]

The search an ISBN number page Special:Booksources produces three destinations AddALL, Barnes & Noble, and These are all US suppliers. Is it possible to add other sites e.g.,, and so on? -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 16:27, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Yeah that is the default from mediawiki. I have done some work and it is global now. -DJSasso (talk) 17:04, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
thanks... all ok now -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 13:52, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Language links[change source]

it used to be that we had to / could add language links. Now it is apparently done automatically. This can be a problem. For example, Aport (a variety of apple) is linked to an English Wikipedia page about nautical terms. How can I, a human and not a bot, correct this and similar errors? Kdammers (talk) 12:52, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

@Kdammers: Below the languages link should be a change links link... this allow you to change/correct/add language links. I've look at EN: and there is nothing about the apple, aport is a redirect page to the ship thing. I suggest you create the apple page on EN: -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 13:43, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
@Kdammers: Language links are now kept on Wikidata. It looks like Zaxxon0 made the incorrect link. I have removed it. I don't see an article on enwiki for this apple. If there is one on another Wikipedia, you can make the link. I have a list of the steps for doing this at User:Auntof6/How to#Interwiki language links for new pages. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:20, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Help regarding article creation[change source]

I have recently created the article Jamie Vardy. But I have spotted out some problems which I am unfamiliar to. One of the major issues is that it does not link to the articles of the person in other languages which makes it accessibility poor. Your help will be much appreciated. Please make sure to state what you did to make that happen as that will help me in future projects. Thanks for your attention. ClumsyMind (talk) 14:40, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

@ClumsyMind: It looks like the links are there now. For future reference, you can make these links following the steps described at User:Auntof6/How to#Interwiki language links for new page
One other thing: that page needs further work to be appropriate for this wiki, such as using the categories we have here and using the headings we use. You can find help for this at Wikipedia:How to copy from another Wikipedia. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:28, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
Auntof6 Actually I don't get the latter sentence in your reply. I have read the article you suggested. But actually I am not copying anything from Wikipedia other than statistics and I verify that too from [1]. I think the article is ready but if you find any fault then you are free to report me on my talk page. Once again, Thanks. ClumsyMind (talk) 16:20, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
What she was trying to get at was that we don't use "External links" here. We use "Other websites". And you put a number of red linked categories on the page, we don't put red linked categories on pages and we don't create categories here until we have at a bare minimum three articles, but ideally many more. -DJSasso (talk) 18:14, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Copyright violation detector[change source]

I know on the English Wikipedia, there is Earwig's copyright violation detector. Is there an equivalent tool for the Simple English Wikipedia where I can check new articles for copyright violations? If there isn't any, I am willing to ask the developer of the tool to make one for Simple English Wikipedia. Please ping me in your response. Interstellarity (talk) 23:36, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

AFAIK, you should be able to use that tool here. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 23:38, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
@Masumrezarock100: Thank you. Is there a user script where I can link it on the top bar or the sidebar? Interstellarity (talk) 23:40, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
I use m:MoreMenu to add link to that tool and other tools. Not sure if this will work here though since the language is same (en). I can create a script if you want. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 23:43, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
@Masumrezarock100: Have you tried it yourself? If you have no success, you can make a script that will make it work. Interstellarity (talk) 23:45, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
My apologies for not checking it. MoreMenu seems to work fine and it links to the correct page. You should be able to use Copyvio detector tool. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 23:53, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
@Masumrezarock100: Thank you for your help. Interstellarity (talk) 00:03, 8 December 2019 (UTC)