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Can You review my edit(s)?[edit] (discuss) 17:06, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

They've already been reviewed, which is why you're globally blocked from editing. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:59, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: I think there may have been multiple people on that IP, at least one of which was certainly a vandal, but other edits from the same IP I'm not so sure about. There are, in fact, a bunch of edits by that IP that haven't been reviewed, that might be good-faith (if of varying merit). --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 00:28, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Arial, Helvetica and etc.[edit]

When no font is specified, a fixed format block produced by " " indentation is rendered in a fixed pitch font. To obtain variable pitch I think of specifying Arial or Helvetica. Which of these or another similar font is advisable for the population of readers? I'm not fussy about the choice but want to avoid specifying a font which can cause difficulty. Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 02:09, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

@PeterEasthope: Can you show me the page that you are editing? —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:27, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
The question is pertinent to every source text page in the Oberon book. Oberon.Sort.Mod is one. Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 16:17, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
To make some text a certain font, just do <div style="font-family: replace-with-name, replace-with-another-name, sans-serif;">TEXTHERE</div>
P.S. Both Arial and Helvetica are sans-serif. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 03:33, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
@PokestarFan: Actually, using span is safer than div. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:24, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
Right oh. Have a look at Oberon.MediaWiki.Mod. Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 16:24, 8 August 2017 (UTC)


I usually edit the en:Wikipedia where I have permission to patrol, and review pending changes. In addition I create templates. I am wondering why I can't create templates on Wikibooks. Best Regards, Barbara (WVS) (discusscontribs) 19:47, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Could you please communicate an example? Because I can't see any restriction in the logs, and no global blocking. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 19:59, 16 August 2017 (UTC)