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AN/I[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. - Gazifikator (talk) 13:16, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Brand,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Harriet Beecher Stowe by Francis Holl.JPG is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on June 14, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-06-14. howcheng {chat} 22:53, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Non-admin closure of Ell & Nikki AfD article - No proper consensus[edit]

Hi, did you close Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ell & Nikki discussion? I do not believe that you should've done it as no proper consensus has been reached. So far only those that were involved in the discussion were editors mainly involved with the WikiProject Eurovision and the frequent editors of the article itself who were strongly against this action before it has been proposed. It needs the evaluation of other editors and not just those within these sectors of Wikipedia.

My purpose of nominating that for deletion was for those from WikiProject Music to also get involved. My reason for wanting to delete the article is because I feel that there is no need to treat Ell & Nikki as a group/duo act in this site when I strongly believe they should be treated as separate artists who won the Eurovision Song Contest together much like how Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan who won the Eurovision Song Contest 1994 with Rock 'n' Roll Kids. Therefore I opened that AfD for the article to let other users outside WikiProject Eurovision to evaluate it properly. I have already left a message on WikiProject Music's talk page but I received no responses. I suggest re-opening this discussion and then moving it to an appropriate page such as this here instead since the article is also under this project's scope. Also please don't reply on my talk page. Just here instead. Thank you :-) Bleubeatle (talk) 02:07, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

There was a clear consensus to Keep the article. Bleubeatle I admire your enthusiasm to have this article deleted. But you are fighting against community consensus and WP:MUSIC guidelines. Cheers.--BabbaQ (talk) 07:43, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes. The article instantly gained nine reasoned keeps and no deletes, this is the case of WP:SNOW. Further voting there seems to be pointless. Brandmeistertalk 08:53, 9 June 2012 (UTC
Can Bluebeatle explain how he reached the conclusion that WikiProject Eurovision members were "strongly against this action before it has been proposed"? How does one know what other editors think about a proposal before they even propose it to them? In any case, the opinion of WikiProject Eurovision members is as valid as those from WikiProject Music, and discarding the opinion of either project is inappropriate and would not represent a "proper" consensus. I count four non-WikiProject Eurovision editors who commented, all of whom were opposed to deletion, so I think it is fair to conclude that this proposal has been rejected and that closure was appropriate. This result is probably due to the lack of a valid policy based reason for deletion; Bleubeatle's reading of WP:BIO1E was incorrect, as explained in the AfD. CT Cooper · talk 10:49, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
CT Copper, a lot of users came to my talk page before I created that AfD discussion. It was right after I proposed the deletion and before I nominated the article for deletion. I've read the WP:BIO1E article already before nominating it for deletion. I wanted to get the evaluation of non-WikiProject Eurovision users as well that's all. Please don't assume that I have no precise knowledge of the topic as my only intention was to help Bleubeatle (talk) 01:50, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
I have made no comment which claims that you have no knowledge of the topic, nor that you hadn't read BIO1E, only that you had misunderstood BIO1E, which I stand by based on the evidence presented to me. CT Cooper · talk 22:04, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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for resolving the Ell and Nikki issue Zymurgy (talk) 09:11, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks :) Brandmeistertalk 09:21, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Brand,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Old Japanese military paraphernalia.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 14, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-07-14. howcheng {chat} 16:50, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

2011 proposals to change the rules of royal succession in the Commonwealth realms renamed?[edit]

Why? it is a> Not just "British", b> it is not a "fait-accomplit" and has not been passed into law in all 16 realms. --Education does not equal common sense. 我不在乎 21:46, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Yep, that was a bad move. We spent some time coming up with the best (albeit long) title when we started the page, and as nothing has yet been approved - except in principle by PMs - nothing has happened to warrant changing the original title. Ghmyrtle (talk) 22:20, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
I think Brandmeister is confusing a few things and does not understand the democratic process of the "western world". A Prime minister can approve that the line of succession rules be changed, but that does not make the changes happen. In most commonwealth realms, different laws have to be passed to update the rules in their realm, which takes time. In Canada, for example, it has been argued that not only the federal government would have to pass the laws, but all 10 provinces would also have to agree to amend the constitution, as it would be a change to the office of "Queen". Until any or all the realms pass the appropriate laws to update the rules, it is still just a proposal.--Education does not equal common sense. 我不在乎 22:52, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains[edit]

Wang Ximeng. A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains. (Complete, 51,3x1191,5 cm). 1113. Palace museum, Beijing.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Wang Ximeng. A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains. (Complete, 51,3x1191,5 cm). 1113. Palace museum, Beijing.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Julia\talk 15:10, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Existence of God[edit]

Hello. A few weeks ago you moved the article Existence of God(s) to Existence of God amid an requested move. However, the discussion was never officially closed. I concurred that this was the consensus in the discussion and have closed the discussion as such, however, to avoid mishaps (and potential move wars) it is important that such discussions take their course. For the future, please read up on the requested moves process and the closing instructions, in particular on non-admin closures, and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks,Cúchullain t/c 19:48, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Abiogenesis edits[edit]

I appreciate that you're trying to improve the abiogenesis article, but I think you'll find the editing process a lot less frustrating if you propose this change on the talk page. GaramondLethe 20:52, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Brand,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Yamato1945.png is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 8, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-08-08. howcheng {chat} 17:21, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Warning: In the Azerbaijan article, the map of Azerbaijan showing its de-jure borders is relentlessly being replaced with map which shows Nagorno-Karabakh as a legitimate entity[edit]

User:MauriManya is relentlessly replacing in the infobox of the Azerbaijan article, the map "Azerbaijan (orthographic projection).svg" which shows Azerbaijan with its de-jure borders and is replacing it with the map "Azerbaijan with Nagorno Karabakh and region.svg" which shows Nagorno-Karabakh as a legitimate entity. The user is not impartial and neutral and is only and relentlessly doing this unilateral map replacement in the Azerbaijan article, but interstingly enough not in other articles of countries which are in the same situation as Azerbaijan. Could you watch this user and revert his unilateral map replacements of Azerbaijan in the country article. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.224.142.52 (talk) 10:43, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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I've commented on your candidate for FP, would you care to submit your opinion on mine? Thanks! WingtipvorteX PTT 20:12, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Move question[edit]

Why did you move Terror Attacks in Kenya to Terrorism in Kenya? The article dealt with a specific series of incidents, rather than terrorism as a whole, so it seems to me like Terror Attacks in Kenya would be a better title. CMD (talk) 16:33, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

We did not have Terrorism in Kenya before. I think all terrorist attacks in Kenya can be currently accommodated within Terrorism in Kenya, unless the info on attacks is too big, thus justifying the split. Brandmeistertalk 16:53, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

FP delist notification[edit]

I have nominated File:Samurai with sword.jpg to be delisted. Please see Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/File:Samurai with sword.jpg. Thanks. howcheng {chat} 16:44, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Urgent! In Wikimedia Commons, could you revert User:MauriManya's unilateral edition Azerbaijan (orthographic projection).svg denying the map to Wikipedia users showing the de-jure borders of Azerbaijan (even though there is already an alternative map of Azerbaijan showing de facto situation with Nagorno-Karabakh)[edit]

In Wikimedia Commons, could you revert User:MauriManya's unilateral edition Azerbaijan (orthographic projection).svg where s/he put Nagorno-Karabakh in it, without waiting for the response or permission of the creator User:Night w who seems to be currently inactive since June 2012. The problem is that many Wikipedia pages use this map showing the de-jure borders of Azerbaijan (without showing Nagorno-Karabakh). And as there is already an alternative map Azerbaijan (orthographic projection).svg with Nagorno-Karabakh in it, could you revert that user's unilateral edition to its original state of the User:Night w? Unfortunately the User:MauriManya has violated this by exploiting User:Night w's absence and is deliberately denying the map to Wikipedia users in its original state because that user has a political agenda.

Thank you

Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion involving you at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring regarding a possible violation of Wikipedia's policy on edit warring. Thank you.George Spurlin (talk) 13:13, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

I'm sorry Brandmeister, but you've been at Wikipedia long enough to watch out for your third revert in this case, which you did not. Anyhow, I have now fully protected the article for a week's time so you and others may discuss what to keep and what to remove. That said, I coudldn't see any consensus on the article talk to remove the "ethnic hatred" bit as you claimed in your summaries. Please consider this as a final warning in this case. Regards, De728631 (talk) 18:47, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
I left you a reply on my talk page regarding your discussion of the content dispute. However, someone has now brought up an interesting proposal how the article could actually be edited again. Please see WP:ANI#Ramil Safarov. De728631 (talk) 22:14, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Blue Morpho[edit]

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Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Morpho peleides 2.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. King of ♠ 01:33, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Your reverts at Ramil Safarov[edit]

Brandmeister, following the two reverts you made at the article today although it is under a clearly visible sanction of one revert per week for any editor, and given my final warning and your backlog of Armenia/Azerbaijan-related issues I have now reported you at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. My suggestion there is an indefinite topic ban for you. Please feel free to comment over there. De728631 (talk) 17:55, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

I would not comment on AN any longer, but after doing this [1] [2] [3], [4] (a 3RR violation, although you might argue about enforcing BLP rules), you did this [5][6], a few days after the notice of editing restriction, and now denying the obvious? Not a good idea. My very best wishes (talk) 15:52, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
I don't see whose actions this alleged revert undid. On September 8 the sumgait.info issue has been solved. By September 13 we had a completely unsourced claim, that was properly treated in accordance with WP:Verifiability in particular. Brandmeistertalk 16:43, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
The motive is obvious from reading the article. Hence I do not mind if it would be excluded from the infobox, exactly as I said in RSN discussion you linked to. There is another problem: you made a serious of reverts in the beginning of September. Then you came back, soon after the article was placed under 1RR restriction, made the same revert and still believe it was not revert. If so, you are going to be banned. Unless you realize your mistake and will not repeat it. My very best wishes (talk) 17:06, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
It was not "the same revert", but an ordinary edit made in accordance with the existing verifiability policy. After sumgait.info has been discouraged, the infobox claim became completely unsourced. The article's talkpage has an explicit BLP disclaimer, saying that "contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately". Brandmeistertalk 17:51, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Roza Shanina's diary.jpg[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Roza Shanina's diary.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Magog the Ogre (t c) 01:41, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

OTD October 15[edit]

Sorry, I'm removing Battle of Moscow from October 15, because it's already listed on October 10 and per the rules it only gets to be featured once a year. howcheng {chat} 22:17, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for creating the new Mussaenda erythrophylla article, and for your efforts to improve the encyclopedia's coverage of plant species. Northamerica1000(talk) 13:45, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Dhul-Qarnayn[edit]

Do you want to have another look at this? You've been reverted (and me), now we have IP's adding fringe self-published stuff. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 15:22, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Your page move[edit]

Hi. I reverted your page move from a few months ago of Carl Orff's O Fortuna in popular culture to O Fortuna#In popular culture because you redirected to a non-existant section, and the original article contained quite a bit of useful information. If you want to make the move I'd suggest you start a discussion about it on the talk page(s), or at least ensure that any content from the former article is merged into the one you want to redirect to. Thanks. —JmaJeremy 03:58, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

GFDL[edit]

There is a discussion at Commons:Commons_talk:Featured_picture_candidates#Proposal:_Change_to_FP_criteria_for_new_nominations:_disallow_.22GFDL_1.2_only.22_and_.22GFDL_1.2_and_an_NC-only_license.22. Please participate. -- Jkadavoor (talk) 16:54, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Interview for Wikimedia blog?[edit]

Hi Brandmeister,

My name is Alice Roberts and I'm a communications intern with the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco. We have a feature on the Foundation blog [7] to profile the Wikipedians behind WikiProjects such as WikiProject Saints.

We'd love to do a short interview with you by email to discuss your work with WikiProject Saints. Please let me know if you think you'd be interested! You can reach me at: aroberts@wikimedia.org.

Thanks,

Aroberts (WMF) (talk) 20:54, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Brand,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:2099725 FreightElevator 135wb.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on November 4, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-11-04. howcheng {chat} 19:10, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Translation help[edit]

Hi, how do you translate this inscription in an sculpture: «Хотим под царя восточного, православного» (the language is russian)?

Leonprimer (talk) 02:41, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi, the translation is "We want an eastern Tsar, the Orthodox one" (literally, "We want to be under the eastern Tsar, the Orthodox one"). Brandmeistertalk 10:58, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Brand,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt - Maurits prins van Oranje-edit 1.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on November 14, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-11-14. howcheng {chat} 02:19, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Category:Male actors by nationality[edit]

Is your motion to have for example Category:American actresses and Category:American actors or am I misunderstanding how you want things to end up?John Pack Lambert (talk) 00:00, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Yes, for men I opt for Category:Fooian actors and for women - Category:Fooian actresses (as parts of container categories Actors and Actresses respectively). Brandmeistertalk 17:55, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/The_Early_Poems_of_Alfred,_Lord_Tennyson[edit]

Responded to you there. - Adam. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.152.61.18 (talk) 22:25, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Brand,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Bronzino - Eleonora di Toledo col figlio Giovanni - Google Art Project.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on December 17, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-12-17. howcheng {chat} 21:15, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Gangnam[edit]

Hello, please join me at Talk:Effects_of_Gangnam_Style before this turns into an edit war -A1candidate (talk) 23:43, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas!
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Gangnam[edit]

Again, instead of simply blanking the page and adding it into an inappropriate section, why not join me at Talk:Gangnam Style or Talk:Effects_of_Gangnam_Style to discuss any changes first. A lede is supposed to summarize an article, a lede is not there to merge other content -A1candidate (talk) 22:13, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Feel free to modify the merged content, as you know the decision was to merge the article either to Gangnam Style or elsewhere. Brandmeistertalk 22:20, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

How is this a free image?[edit]

Copied from Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors - please reply there.

How is File:The Notorious B.I.G. graffiti.jpg a free image? The website of the artist is visible in the image (www.rei74.com) and the photographer (who freely licensed the photo) does not appear to be the artist (and there is not any indication in the image or on the artist's website that the artist has freely licensed the image). There is no freedom of panorama in the United States, so how is this a free image? Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:45, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

I may well be missing the point here, but since you added the image, could you please make its free status clearer? Thanks, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:32, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

I relied on existing practice, photographs of graffiti have long been allowed on Commons per Commons:Image casebook#Graffiti (there is a big, branched Category:Graffiti). Brandmeistertalk 09:26, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Gettysburg[edit]

Responded to you there. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:56, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/Women's_Suffrage[edit]

Sorry this took so long. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:32, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Athlete category discussion[edit]

Hi. You recently commented on the discussion about athlete categorisation but I believe my nomination was not fully understood. Could you please revisit your comments based upon my explanation? Thanks. SFB 18:08, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

AE[edit]

Please be informed [8]. Zimmarod (talk) 20:18, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Brandmeister,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:2009 LPGA Championship - Morgan Pressel-edit.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on February 19, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-02-19. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:12, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Arbitration Enforcement[edit]

To enforce an arbitration decision, you have been blocked from editing for a period of one month for for edit warring on the page Shusha. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you believe this block is unjustified, please read the guide to appealing arbitration enforcement blocks and follow the instructions there to appeal your block. Lord Roem ~ (talk) 02:48, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Notice to administrators: In a March 2010 decision, the Committee held that "Administrators are prohibited from reversing or overturning (explicitly or in substance) any action taken by another administrator pursuant to the terms of an active arbitration remedy, and explicitly noted as being taken to enforce said remedy, except: (a) with the written authorization of the Committee, or (b) following a clear, substantial, and active consensus of uninvolved editors at a community discussion noticeboard (such as WP:AN or WP:ANI). If consensus in such discussions is hard to judge or unclear, the parties should submit a request for clarification on the proper page. Any administrator that overturns an enforcement action outside of these circumstances shall be subject to appropriate sanctions, up to and including desysopping, at the discretion of the Committee."

  • Additionally, from the date this block expires, you are topic-banned on all articles related to Armenia-Azerbaijan and related ethnic conflicts, broadly interpreted, for two-years.--Lord Roem ~ (talk) 02:48, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Fire-related categories[edit]

113 sub-categories of Category:19th-century fires and Category:20th-century fires, one of which you have created (Category:1836 fires), have been nominated for merging. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Waltham, The Duke of 16:43, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm blocked until March 10, so am unable to give an opinion. Thanks for notifying anyway. Brandmeistertalk 17:27, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Translation English to Russian completed - need assistance to incorporate into Russian Wikipedia[edit]

Good Greetings - I created the article Olav Zipser and have had the content professionally translated into Russian. My challenge is that I personally do not speak Russian and so incorporating the translated text into the Russian Wikipedia is challenging. Please could I request you to assist with incorporating the translated text into the Russian Wikipedia and making all of the relevant links etc... not sure how best to go about this so asking for assistance of active Wikipedians I can find who are listed on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Translators_available#Russian-to-English

On communication from you I can email you the word document of the translation which has been completed per section.

Many thanks in advance for your assistance Quadtripplea (talk) 14:47, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi, you can e-mail me the document via E-mail this user option (click Toolbox on the left panel). Brandmeistertalk 15:51, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Roza Shanina[edit]

Hi Brandmeister, I'm beginning the copy-edit you requested to the above article at the GOCE Request page. Please feel free to contact me, or to correct or revert my edits if I'm doing something I shouldn't. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 08:57, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Ok, many thanks, I thought it went unnoticed. Brandmeistertalk 09:42, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
No worries; I've marked a few sentences as needing citations because they are, or appear to be, unreferenced. I'm now done; feel free to contact me about any issues arising from the copy-edit. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 04:50, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

2013 in the United States[edit]

sorry but dont you think i already have experience with just about every senerio with respect to this article - if the item you are trying to add does not fit such as Obama is elected senator for illinois = local politics - then item does not meet the minimum threshold for the article - you have tried to add to temperature figures for local areas - I will ask you flat out - who in 20 years from now will search out this useless information within the year in United States - your items are little more than telling readers about the garage band that lives next door to you - it is not encyclopedia material - at least with respect to the article 2013 in the United States--68.231.15.56 (talk) 23:31, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

if an item does not fit there is no we will make exceptions to make it appropriate - they are not appropriate - period--68.231.15.56 (talk) 23:35, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Lauren Mitchell FP has two new options[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Lauren Mitchell layout has two new alts. Apologies for adding these so late, but the photographer is extremely busy and I only got the new image today. Please take a gander and feel free to update your vote. Thanks for your support! – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 04:57, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Brandmeister,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Dama z gronostajem.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on June 01, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-06-01. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:48, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Your GOCE request[edit]

Hi Brandmeister. I see you've requested a copy edit of Pure Shores, but as you appear never to have edited it, I'm not quite clear why you want it copy edited quickly, ahead of the edit it would receive in due course because of the tag. Do you have plans for this article? --Stfg (talk) 18:49, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

I'll try to propel it to GA within the next two months or so since it has a good potential in my view. Just some copyediting could be a major step forward (since I'm not a native English speaker). Brandmeistertalk 19:05, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
OK. I'll keep the request in place but take the tag off. We never have both on an article, as two editors may pick it up by different routes if we do. It has happened a few times. Cheers, --Stfg (talk) 20:21, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

1905 establishments in Israel[edit]

In the discussion of Category:1905 establishments in Israel people seem to be trying to overturn the precedent established in the previous discussion of Category:1924 establishments in Israel that you participated in.John Pack Lambert (talk) 14:45, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Old CFD notification[edit]

Hello; in January 2012 you participated in a discussion where it was decided that Category:Latin loanwords and Category:Russian loanwords should be listified and then deleted. These two categories have been listed at WP:CFDWM since the discussion was closed on 3 February 2012, but no editor has undertaken the task.
This message is not intended to suggest that doing this work is your job or that there is an expectation that you will do it. This identical message is being given to all participants in the discussion and is simply a notification of this fact and a reminder that if the contents of the category are not converted into a list, the category may be deleted without that list being created. Thank you, Good Ol’factory (talk) 23:48, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Abraham Lincoln 1860[edit]

Just to note, an alternate crop is now available. Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:42, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Hey Brandmeister

I'm sending you this because you've made quite a few edits to the template namespace in the past couple of months. If I've got this wrong, or if I haven't but you're not interested in my request, don't worry; this is the only notice I'm sending out on the subject :).

So, as you know (or should know - we sent out a centralnotice and several watchlist notices) we're planning to deploy the VisualEditor on Monday, 1 July, as the default editor. For those of us who prefer markup editing, fear not; we'll still be able to use the markup editor, which isn't going anywhere.

What's important here, though, is that the VisualEditor features an interactive template inspector; you click an icon on a template and it shows you the parameters, the contents of those fields, and human-readable parameter names, along with descriptions of what each parameter does. Personally, I find this pretty awesome, and from Monday it's going to be heavily used, since, as said, the VisualEditor will become the default.

The thing that generates the human-readable names and descriptions is a small JSON data structure, loaded through an extension called TemplateData. I'm reaching out to you in the hopes that you'd be willing and able to put some time into adding TemplateData to high-profile templates. It's pretty easy to understand (heck, if I can write it, anyone can) and you can find a guide here, along with a list of prominent templates, although I suspect we can all hazard a guess as to high-profile templates that would benefit from this. Hopefully you're willing to give it a try; the more TemplateData sections get added, the better the interface can be. If you run into any problems, drop a note on the Feedback page.

Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:48, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Inca Tern[edit]

Larosterna inca (Inca Tern - Inkaseeschwalbe) Weltvogelpark Walsrode 2012-015.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Brandmeister,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Iss030e015472 Edit.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 30, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-07-30. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:20, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Apollo–Soyuz[edit]

I've put up a restoration. Could you have a look? Thanks! Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:23, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Alexander Jamieson[edit]

I created the article coming from another direction (not astronomy). I have found a little to add about A Celestial Atlas. Charles Matthews (talk) 13:39, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I had a limited internet access for some time, so was able to reply only now. Brandmeistertalk 12:33, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Pure Shores[edit]


Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Albert Bridge[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Brandmeister,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Supernova Remnant SN 1006.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 12, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-09-12. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:18, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_talk:Empires — Preceding unsigned comment added by Հայկ Ափրիկյան (talkcontribs) 14:34, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Bradley Manning/October 2013 move request[edit]

Greetings. Because you participated in the August 2013 move request regarding this subject, you may be interested in participating in the current discussion. This notice is provided pursuant to Wikipedia:Canvassing#Appropriate notification. Cheers! bd2412 T 21:31, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Nine Dragons scroll[edit]

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BTW I would suggest archiving your talk page, as it is quite long now. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:11, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Red Tape FPC[edit]

Hi Brandmeister- An alternate version of the FPC “Red Tape” has been added. Thank you.-Godot13 (talk) 00:01, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Şəkillər[edit]

Salam. Azərbaycan məqaləsindən iki şəkili çıxarmanızı nə ilə izah edirsiz? Xan sarayının fotosu onsuz da memarlıq başlığında göstərilib. Təkrarən daha bir fotonun tarix başlığında verilməsinin nə mənası var? Hörmətlə --Urek Meniashvili (talk) 19:18, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Məncə Midiyalılar şəkili Azərbaycan xalqı məqaləsinə daha daxildir, həmçinin Midiyalılar sadəcə nəzəriyyədir. İstədiyinizin versiyanı saxlamaq bilərsiniz, amma məncə Commons-da Azərbaycana dair daha yaxşı şəkillər tapmaq olar. Brandmeistertalk 19:30, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Diqqət göstərdiyinizə görə təşəkkür edirəm. Amma, gördüyünüz kimi midiyalılarla bağlı şəkildə bunun qəbul edilmiş konkret fikir yox, bəzi mənbələrin göstərdiyi fikir olduğunu qeyd etmişəm. Şəkilin alt yazısını istədiyiniz kimi redaktə edə bilərsiz, amma şəkilin məqalədən çıxarılmasının əlehinəyəm. Çünki, məncə bu Azərbaycan tarixinin qədim dövrünün istinad edə biləcəyimiz nadir nümunələrindəndir. O ki, qaldı Yeliseyin şəklinin məqaləyə əlavə edilməsinə, məncə bu da, Azərbaycan tarixinin ən mühüm məqamlarından biridir. Çünki o, I əsrdə Azərbaycan tayfaları arasında din təbliğ edərək, Alban kilsəsinin əsasını qoymuşdur və bu kilsə, XVIII əsrə qədər albanların (həm də alban torpaqlarının) qərb qonşularından mühafizəsi və assimilyasiyasının qarşısının alınması üçün mühüm rola malik olmuşdur. Azərbaycan tarixinin ən qədim səhifələrini əks etdirən bu şəklin də məqalədə qalmasının tərəfindəyəm. Qeyd etdiyim ki, Şəki xan sarayının daha yaxşı fotosunu isə memarlıq bölməsində, saraydan olan divar rəsmini isə (Qarabağinin çəkdiyi) rəssamlıq bölməsində yerləşdirmişəm. Hörmətlə --Urek Meniashvili (talk) 19:46, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]

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This message is being sent to let you know of a discussion at the Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard regarding a content dispute discussion you may have participated in. Content disputes can hold up article development and make editing difficult for editors. You are not required to participate, but you are both invited and encouraged to help find a resolution. The thread is "Talk:Shusha". Please join us to help form a consensus. Thank you! EarwigBot operator / talk 23:17, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

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Holiday Cheer[edit]

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Victuallers talkback is wishing BM Season's Greetings! This message celebrates the holiday season, promotes WikiLove, and hopefully makes your day a little better. Spread the seasonal good cheer by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone with whom you had disagreements in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Share the good feelings. - Vic/Roger

Merry Christmas![edit]

С Наступающим![edit]

Новым годом!
  • есть правда и маленький интерес.... (сюда я попал из [[9]] где сказано что вы пользователь к которому можно обратиться на русском). Вас как вики-дракона я как вики-утконос, хочу спросить о том что мне на русском форуме указали узнать на английском форуме или в где-то ещё в англо-вики.

вопросик, как применить источники из РФ ?, сугубо ради придания нейтральности местной статьи (ничего тут глобально переписывать не собираюсь),есть перевод самой правки от опытного знатока языка, и есть сам источник с субтитрами на английском. Дело в том что такие источники как ИТАРР-ТАСС и Россия-24 (ТВ) вдруг оказались не авторитетными совсем, что то на уровне блога. Правку рубят, за плохие источники. Перевод уже исправлен. Пару раз обращался на пару местных форумов, или тишина, или НЕ тот форум, пишут.Rqasd (talk) 15:20, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

И вас с наступающим! В Вики (даже в нерусских версиях, в частности здесь) такие источники обычно допустимы, но все зависит от конкретной информации, которые они подтверждают. Во многих случаях лучше поискать более надежные источники, чем ТВ-выпуски, особенно если что-то оспаривается или сомнительно. Но если, например, речь идет о цитировании чьих-то слов, реплике, телепередаче, телеведущем или журналисте, то такие источники как раз подходят. Brandmeistertalk 15:40, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Karen Nyberg[edit]

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nazi germany[edit]

someone changed the intro of nazi germany from the original which is better:

Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are common names for Germany during the period from 1933 to 1945, when its government was controlled by Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers' Party, commonly known as the Nazi Party. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state where nearly all aspects of life were controlled by the state.

to this:

Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are common names for Germany during the period from 1933 to 1945, when its government was controlled by the National Socialist German Workers' Party, commonly known as the Nazi Party, with Adolf Hitler as Führer. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a fascist totalitarian state where nearly all aspects of life were controlled by the state through hierarchical institutions.

am asking for a third opinion, which do you think is better? Ionchari (talk) 12:18, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

I think the latter version (i.e. the current one) is better, its wording looks more specific to me (such as fascist totalitarian state, not just totalitarian state as in the Stalin's case, for instance). Brandmeistertalk 17:52, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Firing an RPG-7[edit]

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DYK for Death and state funeral of Nelson Mandela[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:09, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

ThaddeusB (talk) 03:48, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Pride of Azerbaijan[edit]

Yılkı atı KARS 01.04.2007.jpg Thanks for illuminating Caucasian Topics
Home to hundreds of ethnicities, Caucasia. Thanks for contributions. Kafkasmurat (talk) 14:59, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Aeroflot Flight 811[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:12, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jennifer Cobb[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Hidatsa Dog Dancer[edit]

Could you have another look at this? Crisco and I have made an edit. Adam Cuerden (talk) 08:30, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Roza Shanina 2[edit]

Hi, I don't know why that didn't attract enough reviewers at FAC. If you put it up again in two weeks, I'll be happy to review the prose. - Dank (push to talk) 13:47, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Could you check and revert the constant vandalism in the Azerbaijan article?[edit]

Could you check and revert the constant vandalism in the Azerbaijan article?

Armenian users are constantly removing a credible historical map because they don't like it and don't want to acknowledge it.

Thank you.

Your help desk question[edit]

I have attempted a response.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 19:38, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Stalking issue[edit]

Per your request, I'm moving this to your talk: after a left a note here, you reverted me in an article you never edited [10] and even didn't left an explanation at talk. Wiki is not a battleground. So please, read WP:STALK and try to be more friendly to other editors. Have a nice day! Lkahd (talk) 14:11, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/We shall resume our occupations[edit]

Urania's Mirror now exists. And isn't half bad, methinks. Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:01, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Article about Karim bey Mehmandarov is proposed for deletion[edit]

Hi, Brandmeister! The English article about Karim bey Mehmandarov, that was created by you, is now proposed for deletion. The proposal for deletion is apparently written by someone with no knowledge of history of Russia or Azerbaijan. Your help, or any pointers on how to avoid deletion of this page of Azerbaijani history will be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Science.nauka (talk) 13:16, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio[edit]

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ITN for Poliomyelitis eradication[edit]

--SpencerT♦C 08:26, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

ThaddeusB (talk) 16:23, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Fall of Phaeton[edit]

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List of architects of Baku[edit]

Can you keep check of the article List of architects of Baku due to POV reasons. This article has been hijacked and edited almost exclusively as an article of Armenian architects of Baku, even though the article according to its title is not intended as such.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.66.211.209 (talk) 07:19, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

Forgot to mention you earlier over there in the nomination. Apologies. Fitzcarmalan (talk) 17:07, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

No problem. I considered nominating KV40 myself, thanks for successful nomination. Brandmeistertalk 17:09, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
And thank you for updating it. Cheers! Fitzcarmalan (talk) 17:13, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Vote about MH370's state on template[edit]

Hello, Brandmeister! I have noticed how you have been supporting the idea of not keeping MH370 as the deadliest accident in the Template:Aviation accidents and incidents in 2014. Well, there is now a vote going on in the most recent section of the template's talk page. We are going to decide exactly what to do. I urge you to go there as soon as possible and vote. The more, the better! Thank you! -- Sim(ã)o(n) * Talk to me! See my efforts! 18:24, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

ThaddeusB (talk) 00:16, 21 June 2014 (UTC)