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How to change the text style of the title page?[edit]

In Tagalog version of Wikipedia, I found out a page named "Phantasy Star" created by @FourBowl5905100, but its title page isn't in italic style. So how to change its text style? PhinbellaMedia (talk) 11:46, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

@PhinbellaMedia: The easy way for your purpose is to use tl:Padron:Italic title. The English Wikipedia version has documentation.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:25, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
Pinging @PhinbellaMedia:   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:27, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Question on uploading pics of historic building[edit]

How can I upload pictures of historic buildings? CHBrathe (talk) 23:27, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

@CHBrathe: Do you either 1.) have the copyright on the images or 2.) know that they have an acceptable license? —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:51, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
@CHBrathe: The easiest way is to click on the "Upload file" link to the left of this page (Upload file or and follow the prompts. Don't worry about file size, file type, copyrights, etc.; there are enough built-in controls to correct any mistakes you might make during your initial "learning curve". Welcome aboard!!! - Wikipedia Commons loves newbies. Mercy11 (talk) 22:49, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Improving the user experience of this page[edit]

I had a couple of thoughts on possibly improving the user experience of this page, basically a matter of setting user expectations. I'd like to add something like the following. What do others think? The wording is only a draft.

This page operates primarily, but definitely not exclusively, in English. A number of people who visit the page daily or weekly can respond to questions in other major European and East Asian languages, and in Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew. We will do our best, usually through Google Translate or a similar tool, on questions asked in other languages. It can be useful to say in what language(s) you can read an answer. For example, if you can only write Malayalam but can read English, someone may be able to understand your question via automated translation and reply to it in English.

If after 24 hours no one has responded to your English-language question about how to use Commons—not even to ask for a clarification—it most likely means no one has an answer. Allow more time for languages where fewer wikimedians read and write them. Do feel free to add to edit the section with your question to say something like "It's been [e.g.] three days and no one has responded."

I'd also love to have a list of people who are willing to be pinged for questions that come in in various languages. For example, I can readily respond to questions in Spanish. - Jmabel ! talk 16:57, 24 April 2018 (UTC)


Moved to Commons:Help desk#Robert Dölle