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Today's POTD[edit]

  • (James Buchanan) There is a conflict in capitalizing "Secretary of State" but not "president". The lead in his article uses lowercase for both. Jmar67 (talk) 04:55, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
    Fixed. Killiondude (talk) 05:01, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
    This doesn't seem right, it should be upper case for United States Secretary of State per our own article on the subject. I have amended James Buxhanan article accordingly and it should be reverted back to that on the POTD template.  — Amakuru (talk) 11:43, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
    In the blurb at any rate, "president" and "secretary of state" need to be consistently capitalized or not. The "president" article does not capitalize (although I would prefer it). Jmar67 (talk) 12:09, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
    Why should they be consistent? I'm bit sure they're apples and apples. President is a common noun, but Secretary of State is a specific position, which is generally capitalised. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 13:24, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
    "President of the United States" is also a specific position. We can't treat them differently for capitalization purposes. Jmar67 (talk) 14:54, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
    Well, now the article blurb has been adjusted to an imbalance and doesn't match the POTD caption. Killiondude (talk) 02:24, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
    Article updated, lowercase restored. I checked a few other presidents' articles and they all use lowercase in the lead. We cannot pretend that "Secretary of State" is somehow different. It might be argued that the articles for the presidents should use uppercase, but we can't resolve that here. Jmar67 (talk) 07:25, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • My original argument may be flawed. This issue is more complicated than I realized. Three other articles (James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams) use "president" but "Secretary of State". The article Secretary of state treats it as a proper noun in the U.S. context and consistently capitalizes it. The word "president" can readily be interpreted as a common noun (as Amakuru notes), but it should not be in this case, especially when "Secretary of State" is also mentioned. It is wrong to allow disparate capitalization, and the better solution would be to capitalize "President" and "Secretary of State". However, it is more expedient at the moment to restore the blurb to its original form (with "Secretary of State" capitalized). I have adjusted the article accordingly and apologize for the confusion.

    I have opened an MOS discussion here.

    Jmar67 (talk) 09:58, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Tomorrow's POTD[edit]

  • The text refers to "Constantinople (now Istanbul)", but the map only has "ISTANBUL". The key has "centre" and "centers". The key has "Armenians and Assyrians escape routes", and this should either be "Armenian and Assyrian..." or "Armenians' and Assyrians'..." On the map, some city names are capitalised, but no explanation is provided. Edwardx (talk) 12:11, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • The key has "Capitals, major cities, other cities". There is only one of the first, and one of the second, so the key entry should be dropped. In any event, Yerevan was not a significant place in 1915. Edwardx (talk) 12:25, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • The key has "Areas of greater or lesser Armenian resistance" in red and black respectively, but each comes in different sizes, with no explanation is given. Edwardx (talk) 12:37, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

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How to create the page for popular people[edit]

I don't know how to the page, kindly share the how to page Shivasubramaniyan (talk) 07:26, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Have a look at Wikipedia:Your first article. —Bruce1eetalk 07:45, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Historic Foreign relations in Cylon /Sri Lanks[edit]

I have a limited knowledge on the subject studied in school several decades ago. Today as aLawyer I would like make some contribution to Law of the sea on our relations with outside world and international law. This is important to use of the sea by a ll cencerned for development and trade and peace in the region andthe world at large . Titus Padmasiri (talk) 18:00, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

That is fine, I will leave some links about how to contribute to Wikipedia on your talk page. MPS1992 (talk) 18:03, 22 April 2019 (UTC)