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Shift heading levels

When editing Wikipedia, I want to turn several sections into subsections in order to group them into one section. So within them, I have to turn section headings into subsection headings, but also ...
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Is there a way a normal user can view very old Wikipedia articles?

There is a deleted Wikipedia article I'm trying to see. It's not on the Wayback Machine or archive.is, and it was deleted 2006, before Deletionpedia started, so I can't find it there. Is there any ...
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MinervaNeue style in Wikipedia stopped showing image overlay

tl;dr: Recently MinervaNeue style in Wikipedia stopped showing an overlay with Media Viewer. In addition, my setting to not use Media Viewer at all is ignored. I'd like to know, if this is only me (...
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How to download the dump of translations from https://translatewiki.net/?

https://translatewiki.net/ allows users to translate the Wiki sites from various sources. Is there a way to dump all the translations and download them?
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How to delete my Wikimedia/Wikipedia account?

With the General Data Protection Regulation, deleting own's account becomes a right that some might choose to exercise one day. In that context, how should someone proceed to delete their Wikimedia ...
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Back reference in Wikipedia

Say an entry A has a cross-reference pointing to entry B. Is there any chance that given entry B, we can know it is referred by entry A (any probably other entries)?
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What are the different “classes” for Wikipedia biography articles and what do they mean?

Note, this is my first time on this stack exchange, I did look at other questions here to see if mine would be appropriate, and based on the other questions in the "wikipedia" tag I decided to ask it ...
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What happened to Wikipedia TOC display?

On my IPAD, Wikipedia’s automatically generated table of contents section no longer displays (unless I request the desktop site), although the heading and show/hide controls are still visible. On my ...
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How do add an IPA transcription with the vowel sound /ɜː/ without it becoming /ɜːr/

I'm adding an IPA transcription of a city with an odd pronunciation that foreigners (but still English speakers) hardly every get right. ({{IPAc-en|'|k|r|æ|n|,|b|ɜː|n}}) becomes /ˈkrænˌbɜːrn/ ...
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Force Wikipedia to always work in mobile version on desktop PC

I pretty much like and enjoy Wikipedia in mobile version, when browsing it on desktop PC, both for reading and editing the articles. Mostly for cleanness of the interface. Is there any way to force ...
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default wikipedia.org gadget settings

Wikipedia.org only has a toggle for "Restore all default settings (in all sections)" meaning not just gadgets. Equivalent of killing my full account settings to tie my tie exactly. I know technology ...
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disable/change access keys for wikipedia

As I stumbled upon an add-on to control the Spotify web player from a keyboard, I noticed that sites like Wikipedia are using so-called access keys to up/downgrade users experience. That is alright ...
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Wikipedia article's semi-protection has expired, but it is still semi-protected

I thought the semi-protection status expires automatically, but I guess this is not so. Who is responsible for enforcing that an article whose expiration date has passed for semi-protection is in ...
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Wikipedia: link between the subject of the article and the author

I have written an article in English for Wikipedia about a musician. In my first submission, I did not work hard on referencing, because I wanted reviewers to read and comment on all shortcomings. So ...
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How do I preview a template?

I wish to edit a template that is frequently used. How do I preview it so I don't have to publish in order to view the results?
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Can I be forced to keep my Wikipedia account?

I have an account on the Scratch Wiki but I have been informed by the site that I am not allowed to delete this. I have had several messages informing me that I am not allowed to delete the data that ...
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How to add a Wikipedia article to my “Reading List”?

On the Android app for Wikipedia, when viewing an article, there's an option to "Add to Reading List". Is this feature available in the web version of Wikipedia? I haven't been able to find it.
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Set language of Wikipedia article on mobile page

I want to change the language of a Wikipedia article, as you would do on the left navigation bar in desktop view. Unfortunately I can't find the functionality on mobile view without switching to ...
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How to upload a “fair use” image to Wikipedia - Wikimedia does not allow it

I gave up trying to find how to upload an image allowed by the press dept. I read in one place in Wikipedia that I could use {{Non-free promotional}} {{Fairuse}} but it is probably not what they ...
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Linking Wikipedia articles in different languages [closed]

Wikipedia pages have the article in different languages on the left pane. How does this linking work? I have also noticed that the language options change when you go to one that is listed there. Are ...
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How do I export Wikipedia article collections to epub?

I used to do that a year or two ago and it was pretty straightforward back than (there was «Export to epub» link or something like this on the left pane of a Wikipedia page). Not any more! Currently, ...
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How do I update Wikipedia citations for pages which are no longer available?

The Wikipedia page for User Account Control includes the following citation. Bott, Ed (2007-02-02). "What triggers User Account Control prompts?". Currently this citation leads to a 404 error, ...
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Mediawiki shut down old passwords. Can it be bypassed?

As submitted in multiple bug reports, Mediawiki has a recent bug that prevents users with old passwords (such that weren't changed in years) from staying logged in. If such users try logging in, they ...
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What does an italic title of a Wikipedia article indicate?

The titles of most Wikipedia articles aren't italic (example article). But some are (example). Making the title of a Wikipedia article italic isn't trivial and there is a special Wikipedia article ...
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How to download the audio files on Wikipedia pages?

Sometimes a Wikipedia page contains audio files that I would like to download and save, for example, the individual pronunciations in the IPA chart for consonants. However, I wasn't able to find any ...
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How to edit software repository in an infobox on Wikipedia?

I'd like to update the repository URL on this page, but I could not find where it is set. How can I update it to https://github.com/josephwright/beamer ?
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Why is it that templates on Wikipedia becomes “Template:I”?

On this wiktionary page: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:HSK_list_of_Mandarin_words/Advanced_Mandarin#y There are template usage that renders as Template:I instead of the template usage, e.g. ...
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How to edit the subtitle/tagline in mobile Wikipedia?

In mobile version of Wikipedia, some articles have a subtitle AKA tagline. For example, in the article about Executive Order 13769 it says "United States executive order about foreigners entering the ...
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How can I change the title of a Wikipedia article?

It appears to me that the title of this page must be changed from "Euclidean Division" to "Euclidean Division Lemma". So, how can I do this given that the "edit" option of Wikipedia only allows to ...
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How can I permanently disable the mobile version of Wikipedia on mobile devices?

I've seen that there are user scripts that Wikipedia users can add to their user profiles. Is there a way to add detect whether the mobile is active and redirect to the desktop version this way?
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Is this behaviour correct when using the Wikipedia search box?

I am searching using two key words "statue" and "liberté" on the French Wikipédia page: None of the first 3 results are even remotely close to the article I am looking for (why are these results even ...
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How to enable the visual editor on Wikipedia

To enable it, go to the "Editing" section of your preferences and uncheck the box that says "Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta," the last option under "Editor." Done that, and ...
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How can one link to a specific portion of Wikipedia article?

I wish to link to a specific portion of a Wikipedia article. For example in this article about Mahatma Gandhi, I wish to create a link such that clicking on the link takes the user directly to the ...
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How does Wikipedia's “Explore” personalized content discovery feature work?

The new Wikipedia app for iOS has an "Explore" feature "designed to make it easier to find random new things to read." The official blog post cites Explore as including the following: Featured ...
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How to find visit stats for one page on Wikipedia

How can I find how many people have visited one specific page on Wikipedia?
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How do I enable visual editor on Wikipedia?

When I click on Beta features on the English Wikipedia I see only Completion suggester, Other projects sidebar, Hovercards, Read more, Compact language links and Content Translation. I don't see a box ...
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What is the content delivery network of Wikipedia?

I am interested in how Wikipedia handles its large load so quickly across the globe. Is Wikipedia using a commercial CDN solution, or something else? I did search about this topic, but because of the ...
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Is there a way to recover one's Wikipedia contributions?

Some ten years ago, I've created about a dozen of wikipedia articles, especially on the Russian Wikipedia. Years went by, and almost all of them got deleted, for completely ridiculous reasons, and ...
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Automatic rewriting of dead links on Wikipedia

A website has been reorganized. Pages that used to be at URLs of the form http://foo.example.com/bar/wibble are now accessible only at http://goo.example.com/baz/wibble (i.e. there's a simple ...
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Is it possible to find all articles of a given category which have quality issue templates?

For example, I would like to find all articles in [[Kategorie:Maschinelles_Lernen]] which have issues. One issue are missing sources. Articles with this kind of issue are in Kategorie:Wikipedia:Belege ...
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Wikipedia Spam Filter Notice

I've been an occasional Wikipedia editor and user for many years. Twice recently when I tried to make a minor page edit, I received the following error: "Spam filter notice" Your edit was not saved ...
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How do I force Wikipedia to HTTP, since their HTTPS is broken?

Is there a way to force Wikipedia to HTTP? I'm using Lynx, but it says that the certificate is expired. (Since my clock is correct, it's probably one of the intermediary or root certificates on my ...
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How to use FIST? (Free Image Search Tool, by Wikimedia)

FIST (Free Image Search Tool) seems to be a powerful tool to find freely usable images to illustrate Wikipedia/etc articles. The tool is recommended by Wikipedia. Unfortunately, I most often get 0 ...
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How much data can Wikimedia Commons host?

Wikimedia Commons has lots of images, audio files and video files. I was only able to find that it was about 23 TB of data in 2013 (source) which was actually hosted. Is there any more recent ...
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Automatic update in wikipedia

Does Wikipedia has automatic update in anyway? I mean, yesterday Juventus FC won his 7th Italian Supercoppa, so the Supercuppa page has to be updated with all the info, then the most present players ...
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How to find common articles between two specific articles in Wikipedia?

I have two articles A and B, and I want to find any articles in the path from A to B. Is there a tool to do this? There are several tools to list the shortest path, such as WikiDistrict, but I would ...
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How to mention someone in a Wikipedia/Mediawiki conversation?

In Wikipedia talk pages discussions, I see people often mention each other. Mentioned people receive a notification. How to mention people? For instance let's say I want to mention the user called ...
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How to get the real filelocations of all real svg-files on commons.wikimedia?

On 7.April I asked here and on the wikipedia help-desk how to get such a list: link I now downloaded the file "commonswiki-20150417-all-titles". Then I get all entries that end with ".svg". So far, ...
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My browsers display math formulae in Wikipedia pages in Latex format rather than compiled form

For some time I have noticed that formulas in the Wikipedia pages are shown in LaTeX format rather than compiled form. I have checked with different browsers like IE, Firefox, Chrome. In all browsers ...
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Why Wikipedia doesn't allow cross-linking?

I'm trying to understand inconsistency on Wikipedia structure. For example there is article called Bar and Bat Mitzvah (EN) which consist two terms together: Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah. This ...