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Welcome to the Assistance reading room where Wikibookians help each other solve problems encountered while contributing to books or otherwise taking part in the Wikibooks community.


Hi, I'm from Kenya,Africa.Currently I need help accessing the internet. For now I can access all the Wikis but I can't further my research because the internet here is throttled and censored.I was wondering if I could maybe use Wiki as a proxy if that is possible.Thanks in advance.Kindly help. Burtx (discusscontribs) 11:39, 6 March 2015 (UTC) Burtx (discusscontribs) 20:46, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

I've granted the IP Block Exempt rights to you. User:Burtx, does that help? --atcovi (talk) 20:59, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Is that right needed anyway? He's just asking whether he can use Wikibooks under a proxy , he doesn't say that he is blocked.
Thanks --atcovi but that isn't helping,I meant using it as a proxy site to access the internet or I tunnel my data through the wikis.

User:Burtx,14:14,29 March 2015 UTC+3

I sure am clumsy... --atcovi (talk) 12:23, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Will something like TOR help? --atcovi (talk) 12:28, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Ah , fine I get you.
No , you cannot. Wikibooks cannot be used as a means to access other sites on the internet. That also means that no , you cannot tunnel your data through the wiki. Use TOR instead.--Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 19:09, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

LaTeX book compilation[edit]

I have extracted the source code of the book as it says in the first page but when I try to compile it writing "pdflatex main.tex" it says that pdflatex isn't installed. What does it mean that the book has a configured version of pdflatex then?

Is it allowed to for one to create their own story or novel on Wikibooks?[edit]

It is Wikibooks. Doorknob747 (discusscontribs) 02:56, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

No. Fiction is specifically not allowed. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:39, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Physics-related pending change[edit]

There's been a pending change to OCR A-Level Physics/Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics/Medical Physics for 24 days now, which I haven't reviewed because I have no idea wether the change is correct. The only other editor of the page (Benjamin.doe) hasn't edited for almost a year, so is there anyone else around here who has enough of an understanding of Medical Physics to tell if the change is legitimate? Liam987 talk 16:06, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Nope , it is not correct and thus I've rejected it. Medical physics is not required here , a close look at the equation means that only some maths work is required to find out whether the final step is equal to the third step(as is the case with derivations).--Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 16:14, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Oh yes, I see that know. I had just looked at the changes to the code, from which I did not see that it was just simple calculus. Thanks, Leaderboard. Liam987 talk 16:25, 24 April 2015 (UTC)