User talk:Andejons

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If you have an urgent need to speak to me, please use my discussion page on Swedish wikipedia, as I'll not be checking this one as frequently.


Eftersom du blockerat mig från svensk wikipedia tycker jag at dui kan bckera BjörnF från att kontakat mig eller at redigera min sida öht något mer. Din barnsliga attityd med blockeringen i två timmar gör inte saken bättre. Näre du blockerar någon så skall du se till att en giltig epostadress om du skall kunna bli nådd. Jag känner mig dömd ensidigt av dig genom ditt handlande. SingleStar 20:36, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Stay away please![edit]

Please stay off my talk page! SergeWoodzing (talk) 12:55, 9 June 2010 (UTC) Retracted SergeWoodzing (talk) 11:32, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Dispute resolution requested[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is "Sune Sik, Duchies in Sweden". Thank you.


I would appreciate if you would avoid using this kind of language in your edit summaries, whether or not I am involved. Such judgmental opinions of yours, classifying the work of other editors as "nonsense", is not appropriate. That kind of language does nothing to further the interests of English WP or an agreeable working climate here. Cordially. SergeWoodzing (talk) 11:31, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

PS: Your edit in itself was OK. The language of that sentence was in fact impossible because I had left too many words there. I have clarified it now, without having to mention the "Blot-Sven" epithet more than once in "her" article. SergeWoodzing (talk) 11:36, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

The sentence was nonsense, not the intent behind it. I should perhaps have used another word to make my meaning clearer. But I don't see the problem of referring to Blot-Sven. He's the figure mentioned in that article that's the most likely to have actually existed, even if we don't know what his name was.
Andejons (talk) 12:05, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
If that was an apology of sorts, I accept and appreciate it very much. Basically your POV here is OK by me. SergeWoodzing (talk) 22:43, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit warring[edit]

If you make a more precise habit of this kind of edit warring rather than waiting for a discussion to take place, I'm afraid I'll have to report you. Please try to be more patient, even when you are certain you're right! SergeWoodzing (talk) 13:17, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

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Ways to improve Eric and Eric[edit]

Hi, I'm Sulfurboy. Andejons, thanks for creating Eric and Eric!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Lack of references and citations should be addressed immediately. I personally do not plan to, but others might be quick to nominate this article for deletion.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. Sulfurboy (talk) 06:13, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

The English word "geat"[edit]

Where in this source does it say anything about the English word "geat"? I couldn't find anything. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 17:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

It doesn't. It does say that it means "götarnas land". If you want to dispute the translation of "götar" to "Geats", I think discussion:Geats is the place to start, instead of spreading the discussion over all related pages.
Andejons (talk) 17:07, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
The source tag was placed after that word. We have no source yet for "land of the Geats" as an English term. May I reverse your edit? --SergeWoodzing (talk) 17:13, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
If I understand you right, it is not the etymology per se you have issues with, just translation into English? If so, I would suggest that it would be better to write "land of the Götar" than to suggest that the etymology is in question.
Andejons (talk) 18:40, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
How do you feel about this, in the Götaland article:
  • Götaland once consisted of petty kingdoms, which its inhabitants called Gautar in Old Norse. It is generally agreed that these were the same as the Geats, the people of the hero Beowulf in England's national epic, Beowulf.
And by whom is it generally agreed - do you know? --SergeWoodzing (talk) 04:39, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
I think it's not very good - the first sentence is clearly false (I've corrected it). As for the second, my impression is that those that write about this in Swedish today generally accept it as an identification, but that they don't really consider it to mean anything much more than that the name and general geographic area is the same. You could perhaps compare it with the stories about the visit of the Burgundians to King Etzels court i Niebelungenlied: everyone agrees that Etzel is based on Attila the Hun, but you can't take story as a serious source for anything regarding him. In the same vein, the Beowulf poet probably means Beowulf to come from a tribe in what is today southern Sweden, but anything beyond that is doubtful.
Andejons (talk) 19:24, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Interesting, thanks! --SergeWoodzing (talk) 21:15, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Kronan at FAC[edit]

Sail ho, matey!

You're invited to comment on the FAC of the article on Kronan.

Peter Isotalo 14:58, 15 April 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for commenting Kronan FAC. I really appreciate all the helpful pointers.

Peter Isotalo 16:36, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Battle of Öland FAC[edit]

Since you provided helpful comments and/or reviewing in related quality assessments, I'm dropping a notice that battle of Öland is now an FAC. Please feel free to drop by with more input!

Peter Isotalo 05:45, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

I'll take a look. Again, I have more knowledge of the general political situation than the particulars of the battle.
Andejons (talk) 19:22, 8 July 2014 (UTC)