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Protected edit request on 22 May 2014

Could the word graffiti in "Since Wikipedia is open to contributions from the public, there may at any time be graffiti present on Wikipedia." link to the graffiti article? Thank you. Henriquepss (talk) 02:51, 22 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:53, 22 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

What is a graffiti on Wikipedia?

What is a "graffiti" on Wikipedia? The graffiti article doesn't say. (I searched the page for "Wikipedia"). Do you simply mean photographs of graffitis? Contact Basemetal here 07:35, 14 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Basemetal, this is an old comment but I see you're still active. The intent is to warn readers that they may be shown a vandalized page. Obscenities, nonsense, pranks, blanked pages, or malicious content. There's a proposal further down this page to change graffiti to vandalism to improve clarity. Alsee (talk) 16:05, 13 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Warnings in articles

This page currently reads "Some of these articles contain warnings". I know there used to be spoiler tags and stuff like that on Wikipedia, but unless this text is referring to messages on article talk pages (e.g. {{censor}}), I think it's outdated. Especially as the sentence appears to have been written in 2003 ([1]). This could be potentially misleading — I propose, unless there are some articles which still have disclaimers, that we remove "Some of these articles contain warnings, but many do not." or replace it with text along the lines of "Articles with objectionable content do not have warnings." — Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 17:09, 23 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

It's been nearly a week; I'll make a protected edit request to change Some of these articles contain warnings, but many do not. to None of these articles have warnings. if there's no objection within another three days (per WP:SILENCE). Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 19:49, 29 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Protected edit request on 3 July 2015

Please change Some of these articles contain warnings, but many do not. to None of these articles have warnings. Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 09:53, 3 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

 Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:50, 6 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Example needed

"Many articles contain frank discussion of controversial topics. Some subjects that are discussed have criminal applications in some jurisdictions." What does the latter sentence mean? Any real-life examples?--Sıgehelmus (Talk) |д=) 22:38, 17 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I'm sure skinny dipping is against public-decency laws in many places, for example. Ignatzmicetalk 23:34, 17 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Non-US laws

I had a discussion at WP:VPIL about foreign laws. Somehow, some people said ignore them. Some wanted just a warning. We already have WP:non-U.S. copyrights. Can we insert a disclaimer about non-US laws in general, including copyright? --George Ho (talk) 02:33, 25 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Protected edit request on 16 December 2015

Add the permanent protection padlock, which is the red padlock. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 02:53, 16 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I used {{pp}} but it came up with the gold padlock. Any suggestions? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:49, 16 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
What is with this cascade-protection in WP:PP? Maybe you could see what the red padlock is really meant for. But the gold padlock is all right, for now. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 00:18, 17 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I've queried this at Template talk:Pp. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:31, 17 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

"Since Wikipedia is open to contributions from the public, there may at any time be graffiti present on Wikipedia."

A request. Can [[graffiti]] be changed to [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|Vandalism]]? Most of the time on Wikipedia we use the term "vandalism" rather than "graffiti" as far as I can tell. Doesn't that make more sense? Philmonte101 (talk) 11:44, 31 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I think that makes more sense. I'm not sure graffiti is necessarily as accurate a term anyway. I generally only hear that in a context of physical property damage/defacement. - Vianello (Talk) 07:10, 10 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Change [[graffiti]] to [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|vandalism]].

I concur with the comments above. It's the term we use, I think it is more easily understood by general readers, and linking to WP:Vandalism is infinitely more informative here than linking to graffiti. Alsee (talk) 15:53, 13 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Done ZsinjTalk 00:33, 14 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Did a black person write the definition of "white pride"

Check out the differences is "black pride" "Asian pride" "gay pride" and "White Pride". Whoever wrote the "white pride" definition is obviously a racist and it should be removed immediately. Kari Notracist (talk) 02:32, 10 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I'm afraid your choice of edit summary tipped your hand a bit early on this one. Not to mention none of those phrases even exist on the article associated with this talk page... - Vianello (Talk) 07:09, 10 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Change "images" to "images and videos"

Wikipedia contains many different images and videos, some of which are considered objectionable or offensive by some readers. For example, some articles contain graphical depictions of violence, human anatomy, or sexual acts.

Please make the highlighted change from "images" to "images and videos". Video content has been slowly increasing, and some of it has been raising controversy for the same reasons. Alsee (talk) 15:35, 13 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

 Donexaosflux Talk 16:04, 13 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Map of Kukiland

Wikipedia the most esteemed search engine in the world. In the mean time please change the Map of Kukiland as soon as possible time Gangtekae (talk) 20:27, 14 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

BBC (sexual slang)

 – Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see: Talk:BBC (disambiguation)#BBC as a porn/sexual term – apparently the entry to for the sexual term keeps getting censored off the disambiguation page, despite there being an ideal article section to point to.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  19:26, 14 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Images of the deceased

Should this page contain a warning to Indigenous Australians that some Wikipedia articles contain names and/or images of the deceased? I recently reverted a similar warning at Rabbit-Proof Fence. --Sangdeboeuf (talk) 01:37, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Edit request 20 May 2024

Description of suggested change: change "graphical" to "graphic"; "graphical" is used when referring to graphs, "graphic" is used to refer to extreme depictions of violence.


some articles contain graphical depictions of violence, human anatomy, or sexual acts.
some articles contain graphic depictions of violence, human anatomy, or sexual acts.

Ldub0775 (talk) 19:25, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 Done * Pppery * it has begun... 20:08, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]