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Question from Daniel Ocean05 (22:24, 8 January 2024)[edit]

Hello - I recently made additions to the page - United_States_at_the_2024_Winter_Youth_Olympics - I included the recently announced qualifiers for the men's and women's luge events. The edits have since been taken down. I've tried to look around and find out why, but can't find anything. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. --Daniel Ocean05 (talk) 22:24, 8 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Daniel Ocean05, and welcome to Wikipedia! I’m happy to offer some advice/clarity, but I don’t see any recent edits by your username at 2024 Winter Youth Olympics. Did you maybe edit while not logged in? That’s ok if so, but can you take a look at the history of edits to that article and give me a link to the one(s) that we’re undone? ~ L 🌸 (talk) 18:20, 11 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Would this link help? This shows the edits I added, and the current version which deleted my edits. Daniel Ocean05 (talk) 00:13, 14 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Daniel Ocean05, yes that link helps quite a lot! Or at least... they help me see what happened, but I honestly can't figure out why. You included a source and the information looks totally appropriate to me. It may be that the other editor didn't want to include so much detail about the competitors (preferring to keep times etc on the main Luge article)... but I also wonder if it was just an accident of some kind.
The best way to get an answer would probably be to start a discussion on the article's talk page, and tag the other editor (with something like {{ping|username here}} ) to start a conversation about it. But I'm not entirely sure that's necessary, since it looks like the article is developing well regardless. You might consider the whole thing an example of the Bold, Revert, Discuss cycle (with it being up to you whether it's time for the Discuss stage).
Thank you for your work in this area, and good luck with your continued contributions! ~ L 🌸 (talk) 05:26, 18 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Special Barnstar[edit]

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You made a new user (me!) feel really appreciated and helpful here on wiki! And you gave an amazing explanation for why you revoked one of my edits, all today. Thank you! Arcade Wise (they/them) (talk) 02:41, 21 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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Question from CowQueen123 (19:06, 24 January 2024)[edit]

hi, how do you edit wikapedia --CowQueen123 (talk) 19:06, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi CowQueen123, and welcome to wikipedia! You might find this tutorial helpful in getting started. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask. ~ L 🌸 (talk) 23:06, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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Question from Md.Ashrafuzzaman shanto on Wikipedia:Community portal (23:57, 31 January 2024)[edit]

Hello How Are you ❤️❤🥰🥰 --Md.Ashrafuzzaman shanto (talk) 23:57, 31 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Welcome to the drive![edit]

Welcome, welcome, welcome LEvalyn! I'm glad that you are joining the drive! Please, have a cup of WikiTea, and go cite some articles.

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Question from Linwoods96 (20:31, 15 February 2024)[edit]

Hello. This is daunting. I am an entertainment writer and editor. How do you suggest I get started on writing an article on a well established music producer? --Linwoods96 (talk) 20:31, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Linwoods96, and welcome to Wikipedia! Writing an article is a particularly daunting first task. My advice is to do all of your research to find the secondary sources that will support the article, before you write a word of the article itself. I also advise that you read WP:BACKWARD and (just in case) WP:SIMPLECOI. If you decide you want to proceed with the article, feel free to reply here with a list of the sources you plan to use, and I can offer advice on whether they are likely to be sufficient. (That way you can avoid wasting energy on the article if the topic isn't ready for Wikipedia yet.) Good luck and happy editing! ~ L 🌸 (talk) 20:57, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. Here are sources I have from preliminary research on the hit making Grammy Award winning producing duo known as Klubjumpers, please let me know if I can use these: Discography; (Klubjumpers produced a song for Jason Derulo which is noted on this page)
I look forward to hearing back from you.
Thanks. Linwoods96 (talk) 21:50, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Linwoods96, thanks for sharing these. To help you look at them with "wiki eyes", I have examined all of them in a source table. First, for context: there are two kinds of things a source can do on Wikidpedia. 1, It can WP:VERIFY that a fact is true; or, 2, it can demonstrate that the topic it's about is "notable" (which is Wikipedia's term for when something has been written about enough that there is material for an article on it). Once you have a handful of sources that accomplish task #2 (establishing notability), a wider range of sources can be OK for task #1 (verifying a specific fact). Right now, before you start writing, we're just trying to do task #2. So, here's how the sources you provide look for that:

Source assessment table: prepared by User:LEvalyn
Source Independent? Reliable? Significant coverage? Count source toward GNG?
Discogs entry for Klubjumpers Yes No contents are user-generated No only a database entry, not an article No
"Billboard chart producers Sam Michaels and Daniel Mathews make up the production duo known as Klubjumpers" Yes Yes Yes Yes
Whatcha Say Wikipedia article Yes No Wikipedia can never be a source for Wikipedia! No mentions their name but nothing else No
Sam Michaels SoundBetter profile No it's his own profile ? doesn't appear to have editorial oversight ? brief, but it does have some details No
"Programmer Dan Mathews Makes Guest Appearance On Pitbull’s Globalization Radio" ? no byline; looks like promo rather than independent reporting Yes ? also brief yet with some info that could be shared ? Unknown
"EDM Artist NOAH's "Keep On Movin'" Becomes Both a Billboard and UK Music Week Dance Chart Success " No PR Newswire is always promo, never independent reporting Yes No not even a sentence about them, just mentions their names in a list No
This table may not be a final or consensus view; it may summarize developing consensus, or reflect assessments of a single editor. Created using {{source assess table}}.
At this stage, it seems possible to me that there are enough sources out there to write a wiki article, but we haven't found them yet. I'd suggest you look for a few more sources that are of the same caliber as the IndiePulse Music one: something with an independent reporter credited as the author, which focuses in detail on Klubjumpers. Be careful that you're not just finding press releases (like the PR Newswire one) that have been reprinted; press releases can sometimes be used to verify information, but never to establish notability. Good luck and happy editing! ~ L 🌸 (talk) 00:35, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. 2600:1700:A7C0:41F0:A9A0:89B4:2584:9594 (talk) 00:49, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Question from Abhishek Kumar Haith (17:02, 17 February 2024)[edit]

Hello, Could you please guide me to rename my article Title? --Abhishek Kumar Haith (talk) 17:02, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Abhishek Kumar Haith, welcome to Wikipedia! I'm happy to help -- I assume you're talking about Draft:Moumita Pal Mohiniyattam Artist? Renaming an article on Wikipedia is actually referred to as "moving" it, which not all users are able to do. Since your account is too new to be able to move (rename) article, I have taken a guess at what your goal was and moved the draft to take "Artist" out of the name for you. If that wasn't what you wanted to do, let me know! I'm also happy to answer any questions you might have as you're developing this article. ~ L 🌸 (talk) 23:54, 20 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hello @LEvalyn, Thank you for guiding me on this.
Could you please remove the word "Mohiniyattam" also? So, the article title becomes "Moumita Pal" only.
I'm writing this article for a growing talented artist. What kind of references I can provide so that my article get accepted in review?
Thanks in advance. Abhishek Kumar Haith (talk) 19:55, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Abhishek Kumar Haith: Ok, I moved it again. In terms of providing references, I recommend reading the advice I gave here. In your case, the notability policy you want to meet is WP:NARTIST. It looks like this specific person is a dancer, so the best sources will be things like reviews of her performances or profiles written about her in major newspapers/magazines. A review might look something like this, and a profile might look like this or this. Importantly, an interview with the artist isn't going to "count" for showing that they should have a Wiki article because we need information from other people. I suggest that you don't put time into writing until after you're certain you have good secondary sources to cite. If you want to link me your three best sources, I can give you my opinion of them. Good luck and happy editing! ~ L 🌸 (talk) 02:26, 22 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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Question from Xamodeo (23:08, 3 March 2024)[edit]

Hey there! Happy to join wikipedia's community!

I'm curious, if I can start editing right away or if I should read all the documentation provided before starting to edit.

I have a couple of questions: 1. Can I edit just a part of the text even though there are more edits to be done? 2. For the articles that require editing and that Wikipedia asks me to edit, sometimes, I can't quite pin what needs to be edited, is there always stuff that need to be edited? 3. Is it a better practice to edit everything that is suggested one after the other? What's your personal take on this? 4. Will someone double check my edits

Thanks and cheers! --Xamodeo (talk) 23:08, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Xamodeo, and welcome to Wikipedia! I am happy to answer any questions you have. It sounds like you’re starting off very thoughtfully, which means I’m sure you’ll be a great editor in time. To answer your questions:
0. You can start editing before you’ve read everything— if you wanted to read EVERYTHING in Wikipedia’s guidelines, it could take weeks! You should feel free to work on anything where you think you can make an improvement, as long as you listen and learn if someone lets you know there’s something tou should do differently. See WP:BRD for more on how to approach this.
1. You can definitely edit just one part at a time! In fact, I think one of the most important parts of Wikipedia is that everyone is contributing a little bit at a time, so no one has to do everything all at once.
2. It’s actually pretty common for the tags to stick around even after the article has been fixed, especially for newcomer tasks. If you can’t see any needed edits, it would be helpful for you to remove the “improvement needed” tag so other people don’t waste their time getting sent to it. (Let me know if you want more specific info on how to do this.)
3. I think it’s best to edit whatever you feel like editing and wherever you feel confident that you can see room for improvement. (The confidence will build over time so it’s ok if you’re not confident with much at first!) This is a completely volunteer project and it works because everybody likes different parts of the process.
4. There’s no official review/approval process for edits. But, some people “watch” individual pages (getting updates on their edits) and other people “watch” ALL recent changes. When your account is very new, your edits are tagged as being by a newcomer so it’s more likely someone will take a look at them to see if you introduced a mistake. But your edits will always be live and “official” right away.
I hope that helps— let me know any time if there’s anything you’re unsure about or would like feedback on! You can also ask questions at the WP:TEAHOUSE if you want a fast response. It can take a while to feel “at home” on Wikipedia but remember that everything is about incremental progress and following your own curiosity. Happy editing! ~ L 🌸 (talk) 23:33, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Question about a link to verify "What Cha Say?" by Jason Derulo was a hit[edit]

Hello LEvalyn: Can I use the following link to help verify Jason Derulo's song was a 5 x platinum song and include this on my Klubjumpers producers wikipedia page? They produced the 2009 hit. Linwoods96 (talk) 23:02, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Linwoods96, that source does verify that the song was a 5x platinum song -- but it doesn't verify anything about Klubjumpers. There is no mention in that article about Klubjumpers, Sam Michaels, or Dan Mathews so it can't count as coverage of them, for verification or for notability. Remember that to create an article you need to do more than just verify that facts are true -- you have to show that there are enough really in-depth sources that the topic is "notable" (aka, people have said enough stuff about them that Wikipedia can summarize that stuff.) Keep in mind that notability is not inherited so if the source you found is not about Klubthumpers, just about Derulo and Whatcha Say, it only "counts" for the articles Jason Derulo and Whatcha Say, not a possible Klubthumpers article. If articles like the one you've linked are the best sources you can kind, I think it is unlikely that you will be able to write a Wiki article on Klubthumpers. ~ L 🌸 (talk) 23:17, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

February 2024 WikiProject Unreferenced articles backlog drive – award[edit]

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This award is given in recognition to LEvalyn for collecting more than 25 points during the WikiProject Unreferenced articles's FEB24 backlog drive. Your contributions played a crucial role in sourcing 14,300 unsourced articles during the drive. Thank you so much for participating and helping to reduce the backlog! – – DreamRimmer (talk) 18:29, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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Question from MahmoudAbbasAlDilfti (01:54, 19 March 2024)[edit]

Hello, i am just created my account to edit some article in Wikipedia. But i don't know how to add a new section in talk or in the article and also how to list my name in every comment so some bot didn't just detect my comments unlisted. So, if you had an easy-for-beginners tutorial, it would help alot for me. --MahmoudAbbasAlDilfti (talk) 01:54, 19 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hello MahmoudAbbasAlDilfti, and welcome to Wikipedia! I added a welcome message to your talk page which has some handy links, but I wanted to answer your specific questions too. To add a new section on an article's talk page, there will be a link in the top-right that says "add topic", which will give you a text box to write in. In the article itself, you add a section by clicking "edit" in the top-right. Once you're in the editor, you can use the drop-down on the top left to change the format of some text from "paragraph" to "heading" to give a title to the new section you're adding, and type the new information below it. Remember to link to sources for the new information you add: there will be a button with a little quote mark icon that says "cite" which you can use to add references. And, finally, to sign your name you four tildes like this: ~~~~. The tilde is usually to the left of the 1 on your keyboard, hold down shift and press the ` key to type it. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask me here any time! You can also ask at a forum called the Teahouse for a faster answer. Have fun, and happy editing! ~ L 🌸 (talk) 21:37, 23 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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Your GA nomination of A Spy on Mother Midnight[edit]

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Karen B. Westerfield Tucker[edit]

You just added a red link for her on The Oxford History of Christian Worship. I've been meaning to write an article on her since a friend took a course with her a little over a year back. Thanks for the extra encouragement; I'll try to put up at least a short one before the end of the month! ~ Pbritti (talk) 02:08, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

What a great coincidence! Good luck with the article! ~ L 🌸 (talk) 02:09, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Question from Gregory Lee Pickard (17:42, 6 April 2024)[edit]

This is insanity. I wish to use the sandbox for practice writing an article on The Revelons. I don't wish to write an article based on my username. --Gregory Lee Pickard (talk) 17:42, 6 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Gregory Lee Pickard, and welcome to Wikipedia. I think you’re saying you want to use Wikipedia:Sandbox to draft an article? That sandbox is there for every editor to share— since that is many thousand of people, it’s not a feasible place to work on a long-term project. You have your own sandbox at User:Gregory Lee Pickard/sandbox, which is separate so you can work uninterrupted. When you finish writing an article, you can move/rename it— it doesn’t have to stay at your own username. If the name really bothers you, you could also work at Draft:The Revelons. By the way, you probably also want to read WP:BACKWARD and WP:YFA. Let me know if you have any questions as you work, and happy editing! ~ L 🌸 (talk) 04:11, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Question from Gregory Lee Pickard (14:22, 7 April 2024)[edit]

LEvalyn, I simply want to know where to title my article. My article needs a title for to proceed. There is no space for entering the title of my article. --Gregory Lee Pickard (talk) 14:22, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Question from Gregory Lee Pickard (14:26, 7 April 2024)[edit]

Thank you for your patience, but THERE IS NO BOX BELOW! "Wikipedia does not have a page with this exact title. To start a page called Draft:The Revelons, type in the box below." Where is the box below? --Gregory Lee Pickard (talk) 14:26, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

When I look at Draft:The Revelons, it looks like you’ve figured out how to create the page and get started, so I think this question is sorted? I wanted to offer some more explanation about the title problem— the way Wikipedia thinks of article names is that the title of the article is also its location on the site, so it’s not possible for something to have the name The Revelons unless it is fully published on the site. So, articles get written with a different title on them (a draft or a sandbox), and then when they are ready they get “moved” to the main site, which renames them. Let me know if I can help with anything else, and happy editing. ~ L 🌸 (talk) 17:01, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Many issues are arising: Firstly, I will admit to a conflict of interest in creating an article for the Revelons. (I am the creator, lead singer and songwriter for this band. I was hoping to use the sandbox to act as a preliminary research guide to gather information: citations, links, reviews, photographs, etc. on the Revelons to support a third-party's actual submission (article) on Wikipedia. It appears that this is NOT a feasible method.
Secondly, If it is not possible for something to have the name The Revelons, unless it is fully published -Then exactly what different title should I use as a draft for the sandbox? And then sometime in the future when they are ready to get "moved" to the main site -who or what renames them???
Please excuse, but having a Wikipedia page is becoming less necessary than I could possibly imagine. I have much more important things to accomplish in my life. As a visual artist AND musical artist, I continue to create, write & record new works. If you would kindly Google me, you would realize all of my accomplishments worthy of a simple Wikipedia page. Thank you for your expertise. Maybe when I'm dead, someone will find the time and inspiration to create an article on my life. Gregory Lee Pickard (talk) 19:35, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Gregory Lee Pickard, you are under no obligation to make a Wikipedia article, so feel free to stop. If you decide to continue, the current location at Draft:The Revelons is the right place to do so. When you click “submit this draft for review”, someone will review it and they will move/rename the article for you if they decide it’s ready to be published. Since you have a conflict of interest, you do need to go through that review process. As for doing the preliminary work for a third party to finish: in theory you can use the current draft as a place to get an article started (e.g., by accumulating links to sources) and any other editor can join in and finish the article; in practice, it is very unlikely that anyone will do so. This is a completely volunteer project— I am an unpaid volunteer, the people reviewing drafts are unpaid volunteers, the writers of other articles are unpaid volunteers, etc etc etc— so people work on what they feel like. You are also a volunteer, so if you prefer to spend your time making music you should do so. ~ L 🌸 (talk) 19:47, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for participating in the March 2024 backlog drive. Your contribution (4.5 points total) helped reduce the backlog by more than 250 articles! Here's a token of our appreciation. —Ganesha811 (talk) 16:13, 10 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]