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Can I get a flight ticket for travel from Nigeria to united states of America in this covid 19

This article mentions travel within Nigeria but not, as far as I can see, about traveling to other countries. Within this website, United States of America#Get in says, "An executive order has been signed banning immigration clearance and the issuance of visas for citizens of Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Tanzania." --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 17:50, 1 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Abuse Filter

I'm trying to edit an article for the first time, but the abuse filter won't let me. All I've done is update and improve information about local transit, update some outdated information, and make a few minor changes to several sections. But every time I click the button to make the changes official, the filter stops me. Haven't done anything that would trip it. There's no dirty words, copyrighted material, ect. All the notice says when I click publish is "ED" is the reason I can't do anything. Has anyone else had trouble with this, and is there a way to fix it? --PerthScot (talk) 05:48, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Write out in the form of "dot com" what website you are getting the error message on, so we can look it up. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:35, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Sometimes there is old text that trigger the filter, especially if the filter is too tight, giving false positives (often because of a thought error or syntax mistake). I am trying to see what might be the reason in this case. --LPfi (talk) 07:16, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Ikan Kekek: I think I found the culprit. Take a look at my comment. --LPfi (talk) 07:34, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
So has this been resolved now? Can user:PerthScot make the edits (s)he wants to? ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 08:09, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
It worked. Thanks guys. The page is now up to date, with some extra improvements. --PerthScot (talk) 08:18, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for taking care of whatever the problem was, LPfi! Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:56, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the edits! --LPfi (talk) 09:15, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Adding new links to future pages

Hi guys, I'm wondering if you can help me with another question I have? I'm want to add info about sub-districts/neighbourhoods to an article I'm working on, but don't know how to add those coloured boxes that go next to the names of said districts. Could someone tell me how to do that? Thanks.--PerthScot (talk) 01:10, 9 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

The colored boxes are added with Template:Regionlist, like in the Perth article. Usually we use these for huge cities if, after discussion, we decide that the city should be split up into multiple district articles. For smaller cities where we don't need separate district articles, you can add information about the neighborhoods to the city article without needing links to other pages. In that case, the colored boxes can be useful if there's a color-coded map of the neighborhoods, but they aren't necessary. —Granger (talk · contribs) 03:33, 9 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I'm unsure that a city the size of Rockingham that isn't especially "big" on the tourist circuit would need districtifying, but if you, user:PerthScot, would like to start a discussion at Talk:Rockingham, this can be discussed.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 13:08, 9 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I suppose what is meant is to describe the districts, not to districtify. That can be done also for quite small towns, when different parts have different character. --LPfi (talk) 13:21, 9 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I don't agree that is what's meant, because the 'See', 'Do', 'Eat' etc sections of Rockingham now say "more details to be found in the district articles". but I agree that districts can and should be described even when they don't have articles.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 13:57, 9 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I want to add district articles to Rockingham because there's a surprising amount of things to do, see, ect in the city. Adding all that information into one article would make it a little long. It might not be a massive metropolis like New York or London, but there is still a lot to see and do.--PerthScot (talk) 03:18, 11 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Great. Make a proposal in Talk:Rockingham for which districts you want articles for, what their borders are, and about how many listings you expect there to be in each article. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:37, 11 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I see that Rockingham is a disambiguation page. Should the article in question be Rockingham (Australia), as I think we normally do, or Rockingham (Western Australia), as it currently is? Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:40, 11 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Per W:Rockingham, there's only one Rockingham in Australia. There is a Rockingham Bay in Queensland, but it is actually a bay and not a town so will never be a Wikivoyage article, and in Australian geography, couldn't be much further from Rockingham, WA if it tried. I'd say we're fine to change, pending the opinion of user:PerthScot.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 07:36, 11 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I don't see why it shouldn't change if there are no other objections.--PerthScot (talk) 00:42, 13 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]