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Author Topic: How to report wikipedia error?  (Read 3108 times)

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How to report wikipedia error?
« on: November 11, 2011, 06:23:50 AM »
After hunting around for 20 minutes, and reading lots of text describing contacting wikipedia, I'm still none the wiser about how to report an error in one of their bios.
 Can anyone tell me, or even better, is their a wikipedia heavy out there who could make a simple fix for me please?

I'm seeing, on Tsai Chin's (蔡琴)  page (http://en.wikipedia....ki/Tsai_Chin_(singer)) , that she died today. (11/11/11). No reference to it in the asian newspapers Ive checked, so I think it's wrong. It would make it to the front page of the singapore straits times if it were true for example. And I hate seeing it there - it's freaking me out - as her music means a lot to me .

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Re: How to report wikipedia error?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 06:42:43 AM »
You just change it - not report it AFAIK.  Anyone can edit the page.  If its not true, someone else will probably edit it today if you don't.

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Re: How to report wikipedia error?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 06:58:28 AM »
+1 for wraith

And it looks like it's already been changed. :)
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Re: How to report wikipedia error?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 07:05:41 AM »
It's still there.  If you're not *sure* but want to notify someone, I did find a place to post it.

http://en.wikipedia...._persons/Noticeboard

You take a diff of the pages like so:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tsai_Chin_%28singer%29&action=historysubmit&diff=460060057&oldid=458411291

and post the URL with your concerns.

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Re: How to report wikipedia error?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 07:09:36 AM »
thanks very much for your help. :)

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Re: How to report wikipedia error?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011, 07:15:09 AM »
It's still there.  If you're not *sure* but want to notify someone, I did find a place to post it.

You're right. I was looking at the top and missed the right side there.
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Re: How to report wikipedia error?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2011, 07:34:47 AM »
It's fixed, she's neither dead nor allegedly dead and I'm happy.

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Re: How to report wikipedia error?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2011, 08:05:38 AM »
And for your reference (if you didn't enter it there... not sure since it's unsigned), someone did report it:

http://en.wikipedia....ai_Chin_.28singer.29

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Re: How to report wikipedia error?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2011, 04:35:26 PM »
And for your reference (if you didn't enter it there... not sure since it's unsigned), someone did report it:

http://en.wikipedia....ai_Chin_.28singer.29

yes, that was me, following the advice and link you'd just given me