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Font size recently too large in Chrome[edit]

I've noticed in the past week that when I open wikipedia all of the fonts are much larger now. I can't find a easy way to put it back to the way it was. No setup or view window where I can choose. Why would it change anyway? I've been using it and making donations for many years without this ever happening before. I already tried the info email and was sent back to here. Seems weird to have to write a post in order for this to be solved. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:F230:DB0:D951:4797:A818:A29 (talk) 18:58, 13 January 2021 (UTC)[]

This page is for discussing the operation of the Help Desk, and is not the Help Desk itself. Please post questions to the actual Help Desk. -Arch dude (talk) 19:31, 13 January 2021 (UTC)[]
I have not noticed any change in Chrome. Perhaps it is a setting in your browser? Have you tried ctrl-? ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 19:32, 13 January 2021 (UTC)[]

A website that translate the wikipedia pages to persian[edit]


Do you know this page that translate the wikipedia pages to persian language? here is a page of tis website:

Do you have any information about this page? Thanks... Shabnamkalir (talk) 21:55, 21 March 2021 (UTC)[]

@Shabnamkalir: This is the talk page for the help desk. Your question has been transferred to the help desk itself. Eagleash (talk) 14:30, 22 March 2021 (UTC)[]

Consolidating help venues[edit]

Regulars please see Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Consolidating_help_venues. AdmiralEek (talk) 23:33, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[]


I noticed that a lot of messages posted here aren't signed, compared to the Teahouse. When considering why, I noticed that when you ask a question at the Teahouse using the "ask question" button, Wikipedia:Teahouse/Preload is used:

<!-- PLEASE ADD A SHORT SUBJECT HEADING in the separate Subject/headline field above. Then, WRITE YOUR QUESTION BELOW THIS LINE. -->


Not sure if this exact wording would be right for the help desk, but I think it could be beneficial to use something. Thoughts? Elli (talk | contribs) 02:11, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[]

I think it's definitely useful for newbies, but then a few of them forget to sign any comments they have after the initial post. The mood I've gotten here at the help desk is that users asking questions here tend to be more seasoned, and generally sign their own posts without any need for prompting. —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 02:16, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[]

Request for new mentors[edit]

Hi all,

After the first stage of the Growth team beta, which some of us participated as mentors (and we had more volunteers - we just had to cap it at 19), the project is looking to expand to 5% of new accounts getting a mentor. That means we need 150% more mentees - 50 mentors.

Currently we haven't formalised the pseudo-perm we're discussing, but please make sure you have some experience before joining.

Sign-up is done at Wikipedia:Growth Team features/Mentor list - it explains how to add yourself. Cheers and thanks!

p.s. if it looks like there are already 50 please consider holding back so each mentor gets a reasonable number of questions. Nosebagbear (talk) 08:50, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Thanks for the invitation, Nosebagbear. I've went ahead and added myself to the list. Isabelle 🔔 15:20, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[]