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A job in New York City[edit]

I am trying to find a job in New York City that involves as a Nanny Monica247 (talk) 18:31, 4 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Basically, you are asking in the wrong place; this is a travel guide & is not designed as a source of employment advice.
That said, we do have some info at Au pair and Working in the United States that might help. Pashley (talk) 19:19, 4 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Content being disallowed?[edit]

Hi all, I've been trying to add some content to the Toronto page about jerk chicken, but it keeps getting auto-blocked. I suspect this is due to the word "jerk" being mentioned several times. Do you know of any ways around this? Shawarman86 (talk) 20:05, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It can't be due to that, as you were able to post the word "jerk" here. I'm guessing something in the URL is on the blacklist, either locally here or, more likely, generally by Could you spell out the relevant URL so that we can look at it? The way to avoid the abuse filter is to spell it out as something dot something, rather than with the physical dot. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:35, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm guessing the relevant filter(?) prevents the word "jerk" from being added to mainspace (namespace 0) but not elsewhere? --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta) 23:35, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Shawarman86, I can add it. I set up a sub-section for you at Toronto#Jerk chicken. Feel free to correct and expand that. If it squawks at you again, please try to copy and paste the exact wording of the error messages. In the meantime, if it's really choking on "jerk", you might be able to get around it by typing something like "jrk chicken" instead. Someone else can clean up the typo if necessary.
Blocks are much more common for URLs than for words, so if you were going to add any links, try adding everything except the link first, and make a second edit to add the link(s). WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:34, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If the filter does prevent you from adding the word "jerk", do what was suggested by WhatamIdoing and ping me in the edit summary (e.g. "[[User:SHB2000]], please fix jrk" or something like that). --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta) 08:28, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If we have such a filter, we need to either delete it or whitelist the phrase "jerk chicken" (and probably also "jerk pork"). Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:58, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In Jamaica#Eat, "jerk" is written six times so probably there's no filter for the word itself in article space either. --Ypsilon (talk) 09:22, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's likely a global one, which has been known to have many false positives. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta) 09:25, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for adding the section -- for whatever reason, I keep getting this error message:
This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Disallowed
All my other edits seem to be added without issue, and I'm not adding any links to the text either. Any other idea about what might be up? Shawarman86 (talk) 19:00, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It appears to have been abuse filter 37. I have edited the filter to allow the word "jerk" – @Shawarman86:, can you try again? —Granger (talk · contribs) 20:01, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For the other regulars in this discussion – we may want to give this filter (and others) more specific names and descriptions than just "Disallowed" – maybe we can add advice to ask for help at the arrivals lounge, so that it's obvious to new users what to do when the filter gives a false positive. It's also a good idea for us to check the abuse filter logs regularly and see if false positives are showing up, so we can improve the filters to minimize the impact on good-faith contributors. —Granger (talk · contribs) 20:08, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sometimes a specific filter name is unwanted/undiplomatic, but in such cases I suggest adding a "code" that will make it easier to find. It could be something like "Disallowed (code 1234)", if you wanted to keep "disallowed".
@Shawarman86, thanks for sticking with us through this problem. I appreciate it. WhatamIdoing (talk) 02:48, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Serbia: Niš Bus Station[edit]

Hello. Can somebody from Niš please check the WGS-84 coordinates of the bus station? On Google Maps the bus station is elsewhere. 2A02:1810:3521:BC00:E2D5:5EFF:FE22:2B7C 14:24, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not from Niš, but the coordinates for the bus station (Niš#By_bus) were definitely a few metres off. I've changed them based on OpenStreetMap's location. Gregsmi11 (talk) 14:45, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Serbia: Požarevac[edit]

Can somebody from Požarevac please check the WGS-84 coordinates of all four entries under "See"? Comparing the pictures of the buildings on the different websites with Google StreetView, I think I recognize Gallery Milena Pavlović - Barili near (44.62231, 21.18667), the National Museum Požarevac near (44.62181, 21.18660), the middle of Čačalica Park near (44.61322, 21.19940), and the main building of Viminacium near (44.73419, 21.23196). As I have never been in Požarevac I prefer not to change anything to the website myself. 2A02:1810:3521:BC00:E2D5:5EFF:FE22:2B7C 09:46, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]