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Peruvians apparently speaking "Klingon." Possible page vandalism?[edit]

"The Peruvian population consists of 69 llamas and one very lonely redditor. The main spoken language is Klingon, although a significant number of Peruvians speak l33t or other chatspeak languages. This mixture of pop culture has resulted in a wide diversity of lolcats in fields such as art, memes, cuisine, literature, and music."

As amusing as this was to read, I'm thinking maybe this isn't the correct tone for a Wikipedia article. At least, not without some citations to back this up.--dkamouflage 18:00, 17 May 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dkamouflage (talkcontribs)

He may be right about the memes, but that's not relevant to this article.--MarshalN20 | Talk 21:53, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
We have more than 69 llamas, and we have also alpacas and vicunas, whose wool is very expensive in European markets and we are very proud of it. Also, we don't speak Klingon, we speak Quechua, a native language. Very few countries in the world can show population speaking their own native language (especially in Latin America, only Paraguay) our language is spoken in Bolivia, Ecuador and Argentina, so those countries also speak Klingon, I mean Quechua. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.116.20.253 (talk) 13:44, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Peru is bordered by-[edit]

I think the Pacific is to the West and Brazil is to the East. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.10.230.169 (talk) 17:49, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 January 2014[edit]

Purple trolls have invaded Peru once in 10000 years. 207.164.143.34 (talk) 17:04, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done - Vandalism - or very poor teaching at College Jean-de-Brebeuf - Arjayay (talk) 17:23, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Flag[edit]

I have a question... As far as I'm concerned, Peruvian law specifies that the state flag (the one on the article) shall only be used for government affairs, while the civil flag (without coat of arms) is to be used elsewhere; in fact, the civil flag is the one used in both the Spanish article for "Peru" and the English article for "Flag of Peru". So, shouldn't the civil flag be featured on the infobox instead of the state flag? --Fluence (talk) 22:14, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

You are right. It has been repeatedly stated that the flag should be the civil flag.
However, the people that keep repeatedly changing it have this strange notion that the state flag looks nicer, or that it is the "official flag".
Regards.--MarshalN20 Talk 22:30, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

GF edits disrupting FA status of article[edit]

@N0n3up: I have been following your edits for quite some time, but have been unable to make a comment until you started editing sections outside of history. Your effort in improving the article is much appreciated, but I see that you are deleting valid references and going against the article's WP:SUMMARY and WP:MOSIM (see also Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Images). Please cease from making further edits to the article until you have a clear understanding of these guidelines. Regards.--MarshalN20 Talk 22:50, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

@MarshalN20: I am aware of the guidelines, it's only that I made a mistake in some of my edits which I appreciate of you pointing it out for me. In regards of what you said about you following my edits but being unable to make a comment until I started editing sections outside of history has me a bit confused. I would like to also thank you for restoring the old edits back which I by mistake deleted.(N0n3up (talk) 23:34, 29 July 2014 (UTC))
I cannot edit the history section or discuss it; I apologize if this causes any confusion. Just remember to follow the summary guideline to avoid too much information that will stun readers from approaching the article. Regards.--MarshalN20 Talk 23:39, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

{{yo|User:MarshalN20} I saw you reverted yourself because your edit included that of the History session. Why did you revert yourself if your edits seemed valid? (N0n3up (talk) 01:08, 30 July 2014 (UTC))

Don't worry about that. I recommend you also add a biodiversity section (maybe add a couple of animals that you like (or an animal and a flower), perhaps one of them being the Vicuña). I like your work; the article was in need of a revamp anyways, so taking it back through the FAC process would actually be a good thing. Regards.--MarshalN20 Talk 01:33, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

@MarshalN20: Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it :)(N0n3up (talk) 01:52, 30 July 2014 (UTC))

The etymology section is also a little incomplete. Porras Barrenechea was a great academic, but the name "Peru" has more than one version in its history.--MarshalN20 Talk 03:50, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

@MarshalN20: Thanks, I'll have a look more into it. (N0n3up (talk) 18:44, 30 July 2014 (UTC))

The latest edits on religion are a problem. First, we should never use a site such as [1] as a source - this is a commercial Spanish language school being used as a source on the Peruvian constitution. As a source it would never pass FA (or hopefully GA). Secondly, the paragraph "The majority of towns, cities and villages have its own official cathedral or church and patron saint. Particular religious days are noted annually. These forms of activities are focal events and play central roles in the life of all sizes and kinds of community. The costs for the said affairs depend on the size of the community. Both spiritual devotion and hope are to serve in community affairs for prestige and possibly political purposes. The most famous of these activities are the patron festivals that are celebrated yearly. Peru’s constitution gives its citizen religious freedom." seems unnecessary and maybe confusing. What is an "official cathedral or church and patron saint"? If these are actually official, ie the town or city has made an official statement, that needs to be clarified. Secondly, do we need to tell people all this and if so is this the best way to do it? Of course religious celebrations are held, that's part of almost every religion (although not all). Obviously costs vary according to size of the community (although presumably this isn't always the case, a rich small community may be able to afford more than a larger poor one). What does "Both spiritual devotion and hope are to serve in community affairs for prestige and possibly political purposes." actually mean? After writing this I stopped and decided to search for it. I've found it at [2] as part of a longer piece evidently written by a student and a shorter version at [3]. I'm obviously removing it and will rev/del unless it can be shown not to be a copyright violation. Dougweller (talk) 10:44, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Plagiarism[edit]

I've found some WP:Plagiarism in the section on language from the same new editor User:N0n3up who I'm sure is working in good faith to improve this article but unsurprisingly isn't up to speed on how we work. The source is a US document at[4] which isn't copyright. Dougweller (talk) 10:57, 5 August 2014 (UTC)