User talk:Al Khazar

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Did you know?[edit]

Did you know that if not for the Khazars (who converted to judaism), much of eastern Europe would have been overrun by the Arabs and become Islamic? [1] USchick (talk) 02:56, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

I'm well aware of that. In fact, I consider that more remarkable than the religion of the Khazars because it seems to be their only legacy. They didn't seem to leave a genetic or cultural legacy in the Caucasus. Khazar (talk) 05:24, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

2S25[edit]

Next time please read the sources mentioned at literature section or at least use {{Citations needed}} template before revert edits. If you don't, your edits will be classified as destructive. Best regards, Smell U Later (talk) 20:35, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

I did. There was no mention of this vehicle being produced during the 1980's. That's in direct violation of WP:OR. Khazar (talk) 20:38, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
No, You didn't. Smell U Later (talk) 20:45, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Don't make false accusations. This vehicle is based on the BMD-3 chassis which was made since 1990. Its SPRUT anti-tank gun was made in 1989. So I don't know where you're getting this date from. Khazar (talk) 20:49, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Just read the source, ok? Smell U Later (talk) 20:53, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for my behavior. Can you provide a link to that source please? Khazar (talk) 20:55, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
[2] Smell U Later (talk) 21:00, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Also, you can read about object 934 experimental light tank of the 1970's, on wich base was made BMD-3 and first Sprut prototypes. Smell U Later (talk) 21:04, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks man. It's hard for us English speakers to get all the information on these vehicles. If it isn't too much to ask, could you also add that information to the English version of that article? Khazar (talk) 21:06, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Ok, i'll try may be tomorrow or at the holydays. Smell U Later (talk) 21:11, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Full Apology[edit]

Listen, you were right I did act uncivil and would like to formally apologize about it. After seeing the way you were talking about Karaites and Sephardim/Mizrahim I was under the impression you were going to try to make all Jews out to be Rabbinic Ashkenazi Jews. I do hope though that you have learned something about Karaite Judaism. Any way I'm formally apologizing here. I do think you should consider however how your username might be problematic. I hope you can forgive me and if you want I can try to erase that part of the discussion. I hope in the future we can work together for the betterment of not only Wikipedia but Jewry as well. Anyway do look up Karaite Judaism and the difference between that and the Crimean Karaites. And please accept my apology.-Rainbowofpeace (talk) 00:55, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

I fully accept your apology. Karaite Judaism is very interesting and I'll be sure to read more about it. I admit that my username can cause some people to be wary of me when I edit articles related to Jewish people and Judaism. But that never occurred to me because I was more interested with Central Asian history at the time than the Khazar theory. I'm glad you took the time to note your mistake and apologize and I'd also like to thank you for being empathetic regarding my username. Khazar (talk) 02:46, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
So here's a kitty. We good?-Rainbowofpeace (talk) 06:34, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Yep, we're good. Everyone loves kittens! Khazar (talk) 21:32, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Russians[edit]

Before you blindly revert, have a look what was done. You obviously didn't, so... This is the proper way of adding multiple images in infoboxes. Not the crappy kludge that was there. It is also very easy to understand for newbies to understand. There is absolutely no reason to revert. You want more images, then add them, but you cannot do four in a row. That breaks accessibility rules for being too small as people with bad eyesight will not be able to see it. Add images, don't revert. Bgwhite (talk) 04:38, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Then why do other infoboxes have images just as small such as Ukrainians and Han Chinese? Khazar (talk) 04:41, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
They aren't. Rules change, they might have been done under older rules. The Image array is new as of September 2013. This is the new and better way of doing things. This will be added to all articles like the Russians eventually.
AGAIN!!! If you add images, it will look EXACTLY the same as before. THERE IS NO REASON TO REVERT, JUST ADD IMAGES. I'd suggest adding another row. Bgwhite (talk) 04:50, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
A source is much needed. Almost all the ethnic groups infoboxes have a collage or that "shitty" kludge method present on that page. Khazar (talk) 04:52, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
No a source is not needed. New templates get added, deleted and changed all the time. Use a simple template that will look exactly the same as the old method, but much easier to maintain. Where in the world do you need a source for that. It is common sense.
You have violated the Three revert rules and can be blocked. Revert the last edit and add images to make it exactly the same as before. Bgwhite (talk) 04:57, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
I'll stand aside for now. Khazar (talk) 04:59, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
However, the size will be shrunk. Khazar (talk) 05:00, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
I can see why you were upset, I left off adding Anna Kournikova. Leaving off the most beautiful Russian ever to have lived is a disgrace.  :)
I've added another row, so only one image is now missing. Go ahead and adjust the photo size as you see fit. I won't revert if you goto four photos in a row. btw... Ukrainians does use this new template. Bgwhite (talk) 05:15, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

April 2014[edit]

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Your recent editing history at T-80 shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in your being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly.

To avoid being blocked, instead of reverting please consider using the article's talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. See BRD for how this is done. You can post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection. Thomas.W talk 20:41, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

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Your recent editing history at Equipment of the Syrian Army shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in your being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly.

To avoid being blocked, instead of reverting please consider using the article's talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. See BRD for how this is done. You can post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection. Thomas.W talk 20:41, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Two things for you to remember until the next time: A) Use edit summaries explaining what you do and why you do it, and B) Report edit warring to the edit-warring noticeboard instead of letting it go on for days. Thomas.W talk 20:57, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Russians[edit]

Why have you revert my changes? The current list is rubbish. Fyodorov, Losev or Tsvetayeva as examples for great Russians? That's ridiculous. It need to be changed! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Misanthropo (talkcontribs) 20:15, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Some aren't even ethnic Russians. Read the talk pageKhazar (talk) 21:09, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Who of them is not ethnic Russian?! Everybody of them is at least 50 % Russian, that's enough. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Misanthropo (talkcontribs) 22:20, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: BMD-4[edit]

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Fiddle Faddle 19:03, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Khazar (talk) 22:18, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

I reverted your collage on the History of the Jews in Russia[edit]

I was surprised because usually your contributions are of very high quality and standard, but the collage you created was just weird. You can't just do such radical changes without discussing them first. I wrote a more detailed response on the article talk page, and for the future if you want to make such changes, make sure to use the talk page. 2.124.27.175 (talk) 00:31, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm not letting any of this pass. I won't revert your edit because I'll talk to you about it. Khazar (talk) 02:55, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Strike that. I thought you were talking about Russians, my mistake. Khazar (talk) 02:56, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Nah just the Russian Jews :-D 2.124.27.175 (talk) 07:09, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Your Only Warning[edit]

Never threaten me again, or I will report you, and I am thinking of doing it as you are ignoring the source - that is NOT what it states in the sourceSmart Nomad (talk) 21:22, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Hardly a threat. Now why not discuss your actions on the article talk page rather than mine? I'm not the only one objecting to your proposition. Khazar (talk) 21:24, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

It seems you are, and why not reply to my question directly - why are you ingoring what it says on page 14?Smart Nomad (talk) 21:34, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

I will not let this go, you are ignoring the source and that is unacceptable. Additionally I didn't break the three revert rule, not even close as I was well out of the 24 hour range. You continue to evade my question on commenting on the source? What is the matter with you? If you cannot read the source just say so Smart Nomad (talk) 12:46, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

You don't need to break that rule for it to be considered edit warring. Khazar (talk) 18:14, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

The issue is sorted. You didn't need to report me, that was completely unnecessary. Smart Nomad (talk) 20:18, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Russian Jews[edit]

Hi :-)

So based on your proposal to change the style and on Off-Shell's personnel ideas, I tried to create a new proposal. I haven't don't it "physically" yet because first need to get your and Off-Shell's approval. I am using your proposed style of 5 lines of 3.

Please take a look at the proposal on the bottom of the Russian Jews talk page! 90.198.246.7 (talk) 12:22, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

PS I apologize for "snapping" at you in the beginning when I blamed you for what Avaya1 did. You are a brilliant editor who proposes good ideas and sticks to the procedures. 90.198.246.7 (talk) 16:33, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
All is forgiven. :) Khazar (talk) 22:01, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Russian Jews contribution barnstar[edit]

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For proposing a new yet rational style for the Russian Jews infobox. Also, for taking part in the discussion and helping reach a quick consesus. Mr. Sort It Out (talk) 23:19, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
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For taking an active part in the discussion regarding the Russian Jews infobox, and for reverting edits which were done without a discussion. Mr. Sort It Out (talk) 23:26, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Are you familiar with Israeli Jews?[edit]

Hi,

I was wondering how familiar you are with Israeli society, culture and cultural history? The reason I'm saying this is because the Israeli Jews image, in my opinion, looks just horrific. Over-crowded, un-balanced between Ashkenazi and Mizrahi Jews (if this image would be done by proper Israelis they would be obsessed with it and for a good reason), it has a higher amount of politicians and Prime Ministers than any other infobox could allow itself (5 prime ministers!), and most of al, it has some chavy selections like Eyal Golan, while somehow they managed to miss out on Ofra Haza (but they had space for Dana International and Eyal Golan. Yep, I know), they managed to miss out on Josef Tal (the greatest Israeli composer ever), Ephraim Kishon (the greatest Israeli director, twice Academy award nominated, with Hebrew Films), and Arik Einstein (voted as the great Israeli singer ever).

If you are unfamiliar with Israel nevermind :-) I did start a discussion and didn't do any change yet, but the problem is... no one responded to my discussion. Here is a link to it.

If you are interested, feel free to join the discussion and contribute as you always do! I think the whole collage should be rebuilt from scratch its so bad. . Mr. Sort It Out (talk) 08:07, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

I just did a proposal for a new collage, I hope it looks decent. Would love to hear any ideas/opinions from you there on the topic of style or selection. 90.198.246.7 (talk) 21:51, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Ew! You're right. That collage is horrific. All I can say is that keep the gender relatively balanced. Also, try not to exclude Mizrahi/Sephardic Jews. They're 50% of all Israeli Jews. I don't know a lot about Israel and its society. All my knowledge about it comes from historical wars, aliyahs, and censuses. I'll join the discussion soon enough. Khazar (talk) 03:44, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi :-) Hope you are well! Sorry to disturb you, I have 2 favors to ask you:

  • I kind of developed a collage, and Off-shell said it looks good, which is great, but I really want to see your opinion there. It can give a lot to the discussion and the collage. On Talk:Israeli Jews#Opinions/ideas/proposals/comments.
  • You are the only expert I know on images, and I really don't get what happened. On the Israeli Jews page... do you see the collage? When I put it in, all the number/statistics/number of Jews in every country... basically all the infobox except the collage disappeared. Can you guess why it happened? I really don't get what the issue is with the collage... it didn't happen with the previous ones.

Thank you so much! 94.2.161.214 (talk) 22:24, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Israeli Jews Barnstar[edit]

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Thank you for sorting out the Israeli Jews infobox! Because the new collage to the infobox was inserted by me in a different format from the original infobox, all the information disappeared. As the tireless contributor you are, you sorted out the problems and brought the infobox to a perfect condition. I must mention, it's not the first time you improve and fix collages to various pages. Mr. Sort It Out (talk) 13:01, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Fair use rationale[edit]

Your argument seems to be basically that we can use the image on any article mentioning Anne Frank - sorry, but that's just plain wrong and would mean we could use copyright images as though they weren't copyright. Dougweller (talk) 09:12, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

If that's how you see it, then you need to re-analyze the conditions of the fair-use image. Khazar (talk) 18:18, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
That's policy, I'm not going to try to change it. Dougweller (talk) 08:26, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of BMD-3[edit]

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