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How do we convert this table into wikitext format? [closed]

The following table is incorrectly formatted. { | Left<br>Column || Middle<br>Column || Right<br>Column | - | (UP, LEFT) || (UP, ) || Data 2 | - | Row ...
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What is the proper way to create an internal link in wikitext? [closed]

Our goal is to create an internal-facing hyper link such that.... the text people see with their eyes says "hot dogs" The page on mathematical strict total orderings is the destination ...
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How does Wikipedia talk pages do comment threading?

There is a Wikipedia talk page and I would like to reply to it. How does Wiki Markup do threading, I tried using 2 and 4 spaces and that failed.
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What is the purpose of these tags in a Wikipedia Table's Row?

I'm struggling to understand what keywords to google search to find information about a specific Wikipedia table: This page contains three tables. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:cuisine#Food ...
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Search engine uses wikipedia result as default?

I tried searching for what this is called but couldn't find a result. So when searching for anything on a search engine it will give you a list of results but on the right-hand side a box will show ...
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How to add music album cover images to Wikipedia articles? (Especially in a language other than English)

I started editing Wikipedia articles, specially about music bands. Complementing information whenever I see that articles can improve. My main doubt is: how are those images being uploaded? I tried to ...
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How do I replace a map in a Wikipedia infobox?

The German-language Wikipedia page Oblast Donezk has an infobox, shown below. How can I replace the map? The infobox does not have an entry for the map .svg-file. {{Infobox Oblast Ukraine |Oblast = ...
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Is there a Wikipedia protocol for editing a talk page to be concise and readable?

This talk page is quite long, and there are sections of it that are protected from editing but are quite long back and forth discussions that seem like they could be refined into a polished form for ...
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How to wikilink to a specific section?

This article has the following wikilink: [[Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers|Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition]] This wikilink points to the top of the Gabriel Knight: ...
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Passing from a Wikipedia english page to the same page in another language (e. g. italian)

I'm wondering if there is a way to pass from a Wikipedia page in English to the same Wikipedia page in another language (e.g. Italian). I don't want to translate the English page in Italian, I want to ...
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What happens when someone changes a Wikipedia page?

I read a few articles so far about the Wikipedia edit process: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Assume_good_faith https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pending_changes https://en.wikipedia....
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Wikipedia List Scrapping of Multiple Lists

I am trying to scrap a list using the formula below, but somehow, after 2,3, and I get the following error on the Google Sheet. "a Formula Wrong number of arguments to IMPORTHTML. Expected ...
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Scraping .svg images from Wikipedia into Google Sheets?

How can I scrape .svg images from Wikipedia into Google Sheets? What I've discovered so far: Google Sheets' IMAGE() function doesn't work for .svg files The images I want to grab from Wikipedia are ....
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Wikipedia: how to edit *specifically* the introduction of an article?

When an article consists of different sections and the first section does not contain a header (== header ==) it cannot be edited separately but you have to edit the complete article to change the ...
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How can I see my browsing history on Wikipedia? [duplicate]

As a registered user I can see the list of articles I read in the iOS app on my phone. How can I see the same on the desktop? It would be really useful to have one merged list with all viewed articles ...
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Who has the final say in editing disputes on Wikipedia?

Wikipedia's premise is that anyone can edit an article. While it's true, whoever tries to edit articles (especially of living people) knows it's not that easy to make a claim stick. There is a ton of ...
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How can I get rid of Dark Mode from MinervaNeue on Desktop Wikipedia? [closed]

I am a logged-in user on Wikipedia, and I began to use the MinervaNeue theme by changing my user preferences the last time I logged onto Wikipedia. This was for the purpose of using dark mode. However,...
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Own theme for Wikipedia

I'm annoyed by the default "theme" of Wikipedia on a PC or Laptop - since its long lines are hard to read. Is there a way to set an own theme for Wikipedia to shrink the displayed width and ...
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How can you search meta-data tags in Media Wiki / Wikipedia?

I'm not sure if meta-data tags / name-value pairs is what I'm referring to or not, but I'd like to be able to search Wikipedia's sidebar tags such as the ones displayed in the screenshot below:
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Some codes added to URL when accessing Wikipedia from Gmail and how to prevent it

What are these numbers and codes that are added to each my Wikipedia link when I click it in Gmail: Who is responsible (who is tracking me -- Gmail or Wiki)? How to prevent it?
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Is there an API for querying the size of a Wikipedia article, given its title? [closed]

I'm writing a browser extension that attaches the wikipedia article length next to movie titles on lists from imdb.com. Hopefully, longer articles indicate better movies. Getting the length in words ...
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Transclude a page from another language or another project

In Wikipedia, to copy the content of another page (called "transclusion"), you just need to add {{:SourcePageName}} in the destination page. Is it possible to transclude a page from: Another ...
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Is there a tool to clean up Wikipedia articles where there are duplicate references? [closed]

Sometimes when editing Wikipedia I find an article where references have been duplicated. Is there a tool that makes it easy to merge all those references to the same url into just one reference? ...
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What is the easiest way to fix multiple dead links a article Wikipedia?

As I've started editing Wikipedia I've noticed that some older articles will have many dead links with no archived url attached. What is the best way to handle this besides manually finding the ...
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How do I see all images for all Wikipedia pages in a specific category?

For example, let's say I want to see a list of all Wikipedia pages in the category "Trees" with the first image list in each article. Does Wikipedia provide any way to do this?
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Need help understanding project codes in Wikimedia pagecounts dumps (hourly num visits per page)

I need this understanding for legally scaping Wikipedia/Wikimedia from their so-called pagecounts dumps. While I am writing software, this is not a programming question. It is a question about the ...
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How can I find the pageview count of all articles in a Wikipedia category?

I'm trying to find the most popular pages in the logos requested category and add them.
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How can I modify categories on a Wikipedia Talk page?

I was looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_requested_logos and noticed one article already had the logo. So I tried to remove the category from the talk page but couldn't figure ...
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How can I know how many people have their own page on Wikipedia? [closed]

I want to know how many people have been famous (=have their own Wikipedia page) since the beginning of time. Is there a way I can see all the articles of the same category? Maybe querying the entire ...
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How to check why a fair use image was removed from Wikipedia?

I visited a Wikipedia page about cartoons created by the Chinese government, whose image I feel would fall under fair use. Going through the article history, I see that there was a link to an image ...
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Disable Wikipedia's link preview when not logged in

I'd like to disable Wikipedia's article previews that are shown when hovering over a link: I know I can disable those when being logged in but most of the time I'm using Wikipedia without being ...
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Can I request a translation for a wikipedia page into a non-english language?

Let's say I find a rather useful page that exists in English and other languages but not in mine (French). If I don't want or can't do the translation myself, is there any way I can request a ...
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Meaning of the color highlighting in personal Wikipedia articles

In the articles about people I noticed that some names have different highlighting. Googling give me a lot of nonsense Wiki articles about colors. What does the color mean around names?
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Wikipedia API - get random page(s) using rest api [closed]

I try to get a random page in Wikipedia using their rest api. I do as suggested in https://stackoverflow.com/a/56518662 : curl -X GET "https://en.wikipedia.org/api/rest_v1/page/random/summary" but ...
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Is it possible to upload CC-BY-SA licensed works on YouTube?

Is it actually possible? Has it been possible in the past? Did this option ever get discussed? Did google ever talk about it? If not possible, one can't actually upload (or repost) a CC-BY-SA video ...
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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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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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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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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 can I use Wikipedia's "Reading List" from the web browser?

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 ...
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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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