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May 2014[edit]

Information icon Please refrain from making test edits in Wikipedia pages, such as those you made to 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine, even if you intend to fix them later. Your edits do not appear to be constructive and have been reverted. If you would like to experiment again, please use the sandbox. Thank you. RGloucester 23:06, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Sobornaya Square clashes[edit]

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not notable, we already have an article on pro-russian riots

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Nomination of List of states that declared independence during the unrest in East Ukraine for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of states that declared independence during the unrest in East Ukraine is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of states that declared independence during the unrest in East Ukraine until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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  • I've noticed that you've been creating many articles. However, there are guidelines for how articles should be created. This one is what we call a WP:FORK, in that it merely copies content that already exists in 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine. We do not fork content. Hence, I've had to nominate the article for deletion. When creating articles, please keep Wikipedia guidelines in mind. RGloucester 16:33, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

2014 Kramatorsk clashes[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2014 Kramatorsk clashes your opinion here would be appreciated. Thank you. EkoGraf (talk) 20:19, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Would you believe that guy Volunteer Marek? He accused you and me of being the same user. EkoGraf (talk) 21:15, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
I, personally, would believe him on some small selection of matters. And not on others.
As for Arbutus, trees need herders, so perhaps User:NE Ent could help. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 21:58, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks very much for your co-operation with regard to List of states that declared independence during the unrest in East Ukraine. It is highly appreciated. Diplomacy is the best way to deal with conflicts on Wikipedia! RGloucester 19:24, 4 May 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for the barnstar--Arbutus the tree (talk) 16:46, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Third opinion needed[edit]

Third opinion needed here Template talk:Campaignbox 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine please. Thank you! EkoGraf (talk) 22:43, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Checkpoint attack[edit]

Could you please start an article on the checkpoint attack that left 18 soldiers dead? I would but I am busy at the moment. When you create it I will help you expand it. EkoGraf (talk) 01:15, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Volnovakha checkpoint attack for deletion[edit]

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Bare references[edit]

I noticed that on Draft:Battle of Donetsk Airport, you were adding bare URLs as references. This is not the preferred method to be used with citations because such a method of referencing is prone to link rot. I would advise that you instead take care to use citation templates instead. Thank you. Dustin (talk) 22:44, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

I don't think you ever saw what I said above, so I will just say again please do not use bare references as sources. You have been here for a few months, and while it is not required of you, I ask that whenever you add a reference, that you please use one of the WP:Citation templates, such as {{cite web}} and {{cite news}}. It really saves time, and it allows for more consistent formatting. Thank you. Dustin (talk) 17:23, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

May 2014[edit]

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Okay--Arbutus the tree (talk) 19:19, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

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Your recent edits[edit]

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Nomination of Volnovakha checkpoint attack for deletion[edit]

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Luhansk Border Base[edit]

Done. EkoGraf (talk) 06:41, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks--Arbutus the tree (talk) 16:03, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

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Yamil article[edit]

  • This subject is notable, but the article needs to be expanded to include the four weeks leading up to the 19th. Thank you for your hard work and insight! Thanks. Ism schism (talk) 21:57, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
There is a section on the "Battle of Yampil" at 2014 insurgency in Donbass. This "article" is redundant, and doesn't meet WP:PERSISTENCE. Saying "it is notable" repeatedly doesn't make it notable in reality. RGloucester 22:06, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

@Ism schism: Thank you for saying that. Are you going to create a draft of the Battle of Yampil? I would see no problem with it, but the last time it was regarded as a fork article, because whoever made the first one decided to copy the entire battle of yampil section.--Arbutus the tree (talk) 23:12, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Order of Merit of Ukraine[edit]

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I hereby induct you in the Order of Merit of Ukraine! Your hard work on articles related to the recent events in Ukraine, especially on 2014 insurgency in Donbass, is highly appreciated. I hope you will continue to improve our coverage of these events, which are very important in our time. Thanks very much!
this WikiAward was given to Arbutus the tree by RGloucester on 01:24, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

@RGloucester: Thank you very much for the barnstar! I do appreciate it.

New article[edit]

I know you are itching to write a new article, but I don't think the Donetsk offensive one will pan out. However, I do know that we do need new articles, just not on this "Donetsk offensive". Perhaps, instead of working on this, you'd be interesting in creating an article Battle in Shakhtarsk Raion? The fighting there has been extraordinary, and it is also connected to MH17, but our coverage of the events are fairly poor. This is something that deserves an article, and would really help our coverage. It wouldn't be a fork, either. If you're up for it, it would be appreciated. RGloucester 18:51, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

@RGloucester: i would be up to it. Could you create a draft of the battle of shakhtarsk raion and i'll help you edit it?--Arbutus the tree (talk) 19:20, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Battle in Shakhtarsk Raion Started on 16 July, with the assault on Stepanivka. Still ongoing, as we speak. RGloucester 19:42, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Reviewer[edit]

You should request the reviewer right so that your edits are automatically accepted by the pending changes system at War in Donbass, and so that you can review other pending edits. You can request the reviewer right here. RGloucester 18:31, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

New drafts[edit]

  • I support the Ilovaisk draft, as we don't have much information on that battle, despite its importance (i.e. accusations by Semenchenko that Armed Forces abandoned Donbas Battalion and subsequent protests by Euromaidan activists). However, I think the Novoazovsk one is un-needed. It was a quick battle, and War in Donbass and 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine already cover it adequately. RGloucester 03:54, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Here's a source for the Ilovaisk article. Mentions that 1,000 people protested in Kiev about the trapping of the Donbas Battalion in Ilovaisk. RGloucester 04:55, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

@RGloucester: i will try to work on the illovaisk draft, but right now i am busy and i may not have the time.

If you need help, just ask. I'm going to work on copyediting the Shakhtarsk Raion article right now. RGloucester 01:25, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Template:Campaignbox 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine[edit]

Hello! Could you express your opinion about the organization of the Template:Campaignbox 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine, which provoked a little controversy these days (particularly in relation to the positioning of the "Russian military intervention")? If you wish to express an opinion, there is a discussion in the Talk Page of this template. Thank you! Mondolkiri1 (talk) 19:35, 12 September 2014 (UTC)