User talk:AngBent

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Welcome!

Hello, AngBent, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially what you did for Hydra (island). I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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=/= NPOV[edit]

Δεν συμφωνώ έτσι κι αλλιώς με τις πολιτικές σας απόψεις, αλλά το να γεμίζεται σελίδες σχετικά με την επανάσταση και τον εμφύλιο πόλεμο με κομμουνιστική προπαγάνδα απλά δεν είναι σωστό. Ευχαρίστως θα το γύριζα όλο πίσω αν δεν με μισούσαν τόσο πολύ όλοι οι admin. Κατά τ'άλλα, προσέχετε τι γράφετε και ας παραμείνει η Wikipedia ουδέτερη, ε; Yannis A. | 15:51, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Hello! Nice to see new Greek editors around with a good grasp of English and making referenced edits. One plea however: please add page numbers to your references for ease of verification. Citing entire books for a sentence or a paragraph isn't really helpful ;) Cheers, and keep it up! Constantine 06:25, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Ancient Greek etymologies[edit]

Hey, Ancient Greek words in the Devil and Pankration articles are mentioned because they are etymologies of the English words. We call them Ancient Greek because English borrowed the words from Ancient Greek, not from Modern. It is true that the words are the same in Modern Greek, but we are offering an etymology, not a translation. Since the etymological ancestors of devil and pankration were ultimately Ancient Greek, we must call them Ancient Greek. — Eru·tuon 04:15, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

John the Apostle[edit]

Is Ἰωάννης not ancient Greek? Tiderolls 16:22, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Koine seems ancient to me. How is it no so? Tiderolls 16:39, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to respond. After lunch I'll be posting on the article talk page. You might want to stop by. Tiderolls 16:58, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
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IP account[edit]

Hello, AngBent. Is that you? If so, please edit only under your named account per WP:SOCK. Thank you for your contributions. Biophys (talk) 12:43, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Advice[edit]

Hi there, I have noticed you have run into some difficulties. In general, if you encounter resistance to your edits, it is best to open a discussion thread on the talkpage. Also, if you are trying to remove unsourced text and it is reverted, it is usually a good idea to add a [citation needed] tag to the unsourced material. If the editors that reverted you do not provide citations, then you can remove it again with a much more solid footing. Also, when adding material, especially anything remotely controversial, make sure you provide citations for it. Lastly, do not exceed 3RR, under any circumstances. Even then, it is best to avoid reaching the 3RR limit frequently, because that can still be construed as edit-warring. Athenean (talk) 21:04, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents[edit]

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Personal attacks[edit]

Stop hand nuvola.svg I am not involved in your dispute, but things like this are not okay. Please comment on the content and not the contributor. If you continue making personal attacks you will be blocked.Jasper Deng (talk) 19:27, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

The same goes for the other side of this dispute, but your attacks are inexcusable. I'm not going to get involved so please ask questions to someone else.Jasper Deng (talk) 19:48, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

August 2011[edit]

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Edits to Macedonian Struggle[edit]

Use caution when making large-scale edits that remove properly cited and sourced material. Also, your edit summary could be seen by some as a legal threat. If there are concerns regarding the content or tone of an article, discuss those concerns on the article's Discussion page, or seek dispute resolution. Alan the Roving Ambassador (User:N5iln) (talk) 15:40, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
Also,

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Macedonian Struggle and Aromanians. Users are expected to collaborate with others and avoid editing disruptively.

In particular, the three-revert rule states that:

  1. Making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24-hour period is almost always grounds for an immediate block.
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes; work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection. If you continue to edit war, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.Jasper Deng (talk) 17:18, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Please reply here and not on my talk page to keep discussion centralized. Please see the second point - do not edit war even if you believe you are right. There is no exemption based on whether you have sources or not.Jasper Deng (talk) 17:25, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Jasper, I have talked with Alan the Roving Ambassador about my edits, and I think we have clarified the issue. I have already written much on the article's talk page, and I have thought of seeking dispute resolution, since my edits are constantly reverted. I have provided detailed references with page numbers and excerpts. I don't want to involve you in this issue and waste your time, but my contributions were made to present an accurate view of what the Macedonian Struggle was about. AngBent (talk) 17:41, 3 August 2011 (UTC)AngBent

This is the problem. I won't take a side on this, but calling people "censors" is something that won't get this resolved any quicker, per WP:Civility. I will respect Alan's judgement on this. If your edits are constantly reverted, please do not re-revert, that's edit-warring. I've requested protection of the pages involved so that no-one will be reverting. The best way to stop an edit war is to not feed it. If you provide detailed references, and you're still reverted, please discuss, and civilly too. The best way to ignore people calling you a POV-pusher and other things is to not fire back.Jasper Deng (talk) 17:46, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

I like your position, and your request for the protection of the pages involved. I believe it is necessary, especially when we are dealing with sensitive political, ethnic and religious issues. AngBent (talk) 17:55, 3 August 2011 (UTC)AngBent

I don't have a whole lot of time now, but will take a look into it eventually. Athenean (talk) 19:17, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
You have been blocked from editing for a period of 48 hours for edit-warring across at least two articles. While your conduct has been less egregious than other parties', and your conduct on one individual article doesn't rise to the level that a block would be required, the pattern of reverting without discussion across multiple pages does. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you would like to be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:36, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Macedonian Struggle[edit]

I've looked into the situation like I said I would, and here's what I think. While I sympathize (I have ties to the region myself), there are a number of problems. Most importantly, I don't think removing the background section is going to work. If you are bothered by the amount of space devoted to IMRO, the best thing to do is to add to the section so as to make the amount of space devoted to IMRO proportionately smaller. Wholesale removal of the section is not going to work. Neither is "anti-Greek thugs" going to work. I don't think the Bulgarian users would agree to it, any more than I would agree to "anti-Bulgarian thugs". Similarly, "an organization composed of poor Slavic peasants that also included terrorists". If you remove that bit, the remainder of your addition has a greater chance of being kept. It makes perfect sense that the Greeks were not interested in autonomy but in enosis, I don't think anyone would object to that. As far as the changes to the lead "aimed at protecting the Greek population and strengthening Greek presence in the region, to prepare it for eventual union with Greece.", it might help if you phrased it a little differently, i.e. "from the Greek point of view....". I know this might be hard to accept, but I am speaking with four years editing experience and this is the feeling I have. Like it or not, we have to reach some sort of understanding with the Bulgarian users, just like they have to reach an understanding with the Greek users. I'm not going to go away, but neither are they. And believe me, in my experience they are far better than many others around here. Athenean (talk) 19:00, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Avraam Benaroya[edit]

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December 2011[edit]

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Alternate place names[edit]

Would you please stop removing alternate names of settlements and other geographic features just because you dislike them? This violates Wikipedia policy on geographical names, which recommends including foreign language names in the lead if they are used by at least 10% of English sources or were used by a group of people which used to inhabit the place. Also most settlements which once had a substantial Greek population in neighboring countries (including Bulgaria) do have a Greek name. Why aren't you removing them? Kostja (talk) 08:18, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

I can't find a single settlement which once had a substantial Greek population in neighboring countries (including Bulgaria) to have a Greek name in Wikipedia. But this isn't the point here... What is at issue is the obsession of certain users to impose their POV (and not in a particularly intelligent way, I have to note). If you want to add alternate names you should add not only the Bulgarian name, but all names used by all peoples that have inhabited the place, on a history sub-section, and explain the time period that these names were used. But you're not doing that, are you? Look for example what the Italian users write about the Greek Ionian Islands and Patras, which had significant Italian populations... AngBent (talk) 23:42, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

You haven't been looking in the right places. See Melnik, Nesebar, Burgas, Sozopol and so on. Of course some of them have it in a separate section, but that's hardly necessary for most small settlements.
As for your thinking that certain users are obsesesive, that's irrelevant. These place have Bulgarian alternate names, because lots of Bulgarians used to live there once. That is sufficient according to Wikipedia policy. And since you have also been deleting historical sections, you argument is quite hypocritical. Kostja (talk) 08:53, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

You didn't answer to my arguments. You simply continued to attack me in an ad hominem manner, which will not be tolerated. As I wrote previously, "If you want to add alternate names you should add not only the Bulgarian name, but all names used by all peoples that have inhabited the place, on a history sub-section, and explain the time period that these names were used. But you're not doing that, are you?" AngBent (talk) 23:19, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

It's not up to you to determine Wikipedia policy, which has been clearly described above. Inclusion of alternate names is permitted and encouraged. Incidentally, you're removing historical and referenced information, so please think of a better argument. Kostja (talk) 07:27, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
What's really incredible is that Kostja recently removed the former Turkish name of Svilengrad [1] from the lead, presumably because it's already mentioned in the History section immediately below that. But in Ellinochori, he has reverted I-don't-know-how-many times to keep the Bulgarian name in the lede, even though that name is mentioned in the History section immediately below. Unbelievable. Athenean (talk) 17:21, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
The same history section that AngBent has removed multiple times (despite it being referenced)? Kostja (talk) 18:06, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Is that a cn tag I see there? Athenean (talk) 18:10, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
And since he also removed the part which was referenced, how does that matter? Kostja (talk) 18:39, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
It wasn't referenced when you first started edit-warring, and the only thing worse than edit-warring is edit-warring to re-insert material with a cn tag in it. Athenean (talk) 21:20, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

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July 2012[edit]

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Hellenic Police[edit]

Hi, I reverted your changes to Hellenic Police. You removed many sections. While some of the sections may have contained POV, I believe the abuse of tourist section doesn't. Furthermore, the abuse of tourist section is notable due to it rising to the level of multiple diplomatic incidents. They sourced with reliable citations. Furthermore, while the information is one sided, mainly due to nothing coming from the Greek authorities, that it doesn't rise to the level of violating the NPOV policy as all statements are objective references to what has been confirmed to already have happened. If you would like to continue this discussion, please continue it on the talk page for Hellenic Police for record keeping. Thanks. Transcendence (talk) 07:31, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

May 2013[edit]

Please, stop your disruptive editing, as you did to Avram Benaroya. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing. Thank you. Jingiby (talk) 17:42, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

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Please do not remove correct information and reliable sources from articles, as you did to Avram Benaroya. Your edits appear to be vandalism and have been reverted. You have a long history of edits in this article as removing everything related to Bulgaria in it. If you believe the information and sources you removed were incorrect, please cite references or sources or discuss the changes on the article's talk page before making them again. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. If you continue in this way, you will be reported. Please stop. Thank you. Jingiby (talk) 05:12, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

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October 2013[edit]

Please, stop your prolonged disruptive editing, as you did to Avram Benaroya. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing. To avoid being blocked, instead of reverting please use the article's talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. Thank you. Jingiby (talk) 16:34, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

I am not the one doing disruptive editing my friend. Your contributions to this particular article are a clear example of coat-rack. This article is about Avraam Benaroya, yet you insist on adding completely irrelevant info about Bulgaria. If you continue on this path, you might be blocked from editing.AngBent (talk) 17:24, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Your recent editing history at Avram Benaroya shows that you tend currently to be engaged again 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. 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. Jingiby (talk) 08:14, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

I only reverted a blatant example of coat-rack. I'm not the one involved in an edit war.AngBent (talk) 13:50, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Stop icon This is your last warning. The next time you vandalize Wikipedia, as you did at Avram Benaroya, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Jingiby (talk) 05:31, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Jingiby, yοu are engaged in edit-warring and might be blocked from editing. I only corrected a blatant example of coatracking. Please seek consensus and avoid ad hominem attacks. AngBent (talk) 18:04, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes. I see. For example the sentence: Benaroya played a key role in the foundation of the Communist Party of Greece in 1918, you have deleted 5 times, is blatant example of coatracking? Jingiby (talk) 05:35, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

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January 2014[edit]

Please, stop your prolonged disruptive editing, as you did to Avram Benaroya. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing again. To avoid being blocked, instead of reverting please use the article's talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. Thank you. Jingiby (talk) 09:13, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

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Please do not remove correct information and reliable sources from articles, as you did to Avram Benaroya. Your edits appear to be vandalism and have been reverted. You have a long history of editing this article as removing everything related to Bulgaria in it. If you believe the information and sources you removed were incorrect, please cite references or sources or discuss the changes on the article's talk page before making them again. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. If you continue in this way, you will be reported again. Thank you. Jingiby (talk) 06:12, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Your recent editing history at Avram Benaroya shows that you are again engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in you 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. Thank you. Jingiby (talk) 05:52, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Stop icon This is your last warning. The next time you vandalize Wikipedia, as you did at Avram Benaroya, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Also keep in mind that in a 2007 arbitration case, administrators were given the power to impose discretionary sanctions on any user working on articles concerning the Balkans. Before any such sanctions are imposed, editors are to be put on notice of the decision. This notice is to warn you again of the Arbitration Committee's decision. Thank you. 05:55, 22 January 2014 (UTC)