User talk:Erlbaeko

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Moving files to Commons[edit]

Hey there. I'm glad to see that you're moving files to Commons. In the future though, when you place the template in noting that the file is now on commons, please don't take out the {{Information}} template. I fixed it for you in this edit. Keep up the good work! Sven Manguard Wha? 12:48, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

OK. Thanks. :) Erlbaeko (talk) 16:28, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Rocket Khan al Asal.jpg[edit]

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Thanks. Have updated the description and the purpose. Regards. Erlbaeko (talk) 16:35, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


Russia Today[edit]

Russia today is not a reliable source, it is a state controlled (not just funded) media with patisan views and a notorious biased coverage ont he Syrian civil war.

Even other reliable sources recognize Russia Today as biased Kremlin newsite. Sopher99 (talk) 18:04, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

As I stated in the edit summary, I know RT represent the other point of view. That does not mean they are not reliable. Please remember, that editing from a neutral point of view, requires all significant views. Especially, when presenting the government claims they must be allowed as a reference. Erlbaeko (talk) 19:18, 12 April 2014 (UTC)


http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-550936

http://www.cjr.org/feature/what_is_russia_today.php

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-host-tv-talk-show/story?id=15438718#.UAQ8p45TM04

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47007046/ns/technology_and_science-security/t/anonymous-gets-facts-wrong-netflix-boycott/#.UAQ8zI5TM04 (see 8th paragraph)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/apr/17/world-tomorrow-julian-assange-wikileaks Here is a bit of evidence I was able to retrieve in under five minutes.

have Russia today said that stuff they say the rebels stole is linked to the ghouta attacks ? you are dragging in tangential stuff from unreliable sources. Sayerslle (talk) 21:01, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
RT said in March 2013: "In fact, the Syrian government said in December that Syrian rebel forces plundered supplies of fluoride gas." I have no reason to doubt that the Syrian government said that, and that is obviously a relevant statement for all chemical attacks in Syria. Erlbaeko (talk) 22:09, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
so you are the one linking this Russia today story directly to ghouta? it seems to me you are trying to drag in anything - what has this story to do with ghouta? who is linking this story to ghouta? Sayerslle (talk) 22:36, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
also you are writing on khan al assal with sana and Russia today? ffs. I dunno - this is why wp is up against it imo - serious people interested in politics -why would they look at wp when rank propagandists rubbish its pages? Sayerslle (talk) 22:39, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I have edited on the Khan al-Assal attack. I saw you put the NOW article back in. I will explain why I removed it tomorrow. Erlbaeko (talk) 23:18, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
don't bother - I know exactly why you edit how you edit. do you read brown moses blog at all? , or just sana and Russia today? [1] - you think, like KGB Putin-Lavrov that the Saudis/turks/anybody but assad regime, was behind ghouta? hahaSayerslle (talk) 00:02, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Just for the record; I have explained why I removed the NOW article here. Cheers, Erlbaeko (talk) 20:57, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Ghouta chemical attacks[edit]

Your recent editing history 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 one revert rule which is enforced for the page, which states that an editor must not perform more than One Revert 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. Sopher99 (talk) 21:47, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Sopher99 (talk) 21:45, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

As you know, I have only put back the claim you removed, so please finish the discussion here before removing it again.Erlbaeko (talk) 22:21, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Syrian opposition chemical weapons capability[edit]

Your recent edit to Syrian opposition chemical weapons capability had a number of problems that need to be fixed before it goes "live". Rather than edit warring, please discuss on the talk page so we can develop a reasonable improvement to the article. Thanks! VQuakr (talk) 22:53, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Re-added it. If you remove it again, please describe why on the talk page. Erlbaeko (talk) 05:52, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

May 2014[edit]

Please stop adding unsourced content, as you did to Syrian opposition chemical weapons capability. This contravenes Wikipedia's policy on verifiability. If you continue to do so, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. VQuakr (talk) 06:35, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

I believe the sources I added are sufficient. Please, comment on this discussion if you disagree. Erlbaeko (talk) 04:38, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
Since you are just edit warring without addressing the issues, are you open to a third opinion? VQuakr (talk) 21:09, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
I am open to a discussion on the talk page, if you have any reasonable arguments. Just do not use WP:BRD as an excuse for reverting well sourced information, simply because you don't like the changes. Erlbaeko (talk) 21:27, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 28[edit]

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Links fixed. Thanks. Erlbaeko (talk) 09:30, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

tagged[edit]

my opinion on the talk page counts as 'discussion' for the purpose of the tag remaining - and Russia Today is not a RS - are you at all aware f Russias position - putins propaganda is a machine for lies and I believ he has admitted as much over Crimea etc - it is not RS - who would read Wikipedia for impartial a nd informative material on politics though? the biased dross and pov is winning out wouldn't you say? Sayerslle (talk) 11:13, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Are you aware of (most of) the western medias position? To find the facts I use RS from both sides. Even if you don't like it, both RT and ITAR-TASS are WP:RS Erlbaeko (talk) 11:32, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
'to find the facts' ha ha ! do you believe your pro assad regime pov is not utterly evident? you are wrong if you think you are disguising your edits as impartial. . where does it say Russia today is RS? 'western medias position' is hardly pro-rebel - btw , am I being stupid but how come the UNHRC report says the khan al asal sarin bears the same chemical profile as used in ghouta but I thought the UN didn't get to analyse the khan al asal attack? Sayerslle (talk) 11:34, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Please, show me a WP community consensus saying RT (or ITAR-TASS for that matter) is not a WP:RS. They are both major news agencies with bureaus around the world. Erlbaeko (talk) 11:56, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Prods of redirects[edit]

Hi Erlbaeko,

I removed the prods you placed on Russia Today (disambiguation), Russia Today TV (disambiguation), and Rusiya Al-Yaum (disambiguation). The WP:PROD policy says that it cannot be used on redirects. If you want to delete a redirect, you need to start a discussion at WP:RFD. However, for Russia Today (disambiguation), that seems to be a proper redirect that should exist per the instructions at WP:DABNAME. The other two redirects don't seem very useful to me, but they still need to be discussed at WP:RFD if you want them to be deleted. Calathan (talk) 17:06, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

They are redirected because they are not in use. I was just trying to clean up a bit. Erlbaeko (talk) 17:44, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Btw, "PROD is only applicable to mainspace articles, lists, and disambiguation pages", ref. WP:PROD, but I guess I should have removed the redirect first. See also WP:G6. Regards. Erlbaeko (talk) 18:05, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
For Russia Today (disambiguation), you could have left it as a disambiguation page and then prodded it. However, as I pointed out, it is a good redirect, so it shouldn't be deleted at all. For Russia Today TV (disambiguation) and Rusiya Al-Yaum (disambiguation), those have always been redirects (despite their names, they have never actually been disambiguation pages). Removing the redirect and then prodding them would be circumventing the intent of the prod policy, so that wouldn't be acceptable. None of the three pages qualify for deletion under any of the criteria listed under WP:G6. Calathan (talk) 18:26, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I read the WP:DABNAME a little closer, and agree to keep Russia Today (disambiguation). I may use WP:RFD to delete the others. Thanks for the explanation. Erlbaeko (talk) 18:48, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Russia Today redirect[edit]

Cut and paste moves are inappropriate on Wikipedia. To make rearrangement you wanted you had to make Russia Today with {{db-move|Russia Today (disambiguation)|title is ambiguous}}. Anyway, now please refrain from changing these redirects until RfD discussion for Russia Today is closed, as required per WP:EDITATAFD. — Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (talktrack) 09:24, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

It was not cut-and-past, but the move was based on the old version of Russia Today (disambiguation). See Help:Disambiguation for correct use of disambiguation pages. Erlbaeko (talk) 09:29, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Seriously, when you copy content of one page, and paste it to another, it is "copy-paste move". The best thing you can do right now is to copy current content of Russia Today to Russia Today (disambiguation) and revert Russia Today to this revision, so that if RfD discussion ends with disambiguate outcome, Russia Today redirect would be deleted and Russia Today (disambiguation) would be moved to "Russia Today" title. — Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (talktrack) 07:01, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I have reverted it. If Russia Today (Information Agency), Russia Today TV (disambiguation) and Rusiya Al-Yaum (disambiguation) are deleted, it may be ok to keep Russia Today (disambiguation). The main point is to clean up a bit. Erlbaeko (talk) 08:47, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. FWIW we normally make redirects from "xxx (disambiguation)" to "xxx" if it is indeed a disambiguation page. This helps avoiding problems when wikilink to disambiguation page is desired. — Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (talktrack) 23:59, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Ways to improve Al-Bayadah[edit]

Hi, I'm Cornellier. Erlbaeko, thanks for creating Al-Bayadah!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Thanks for creating this. It's notable because it's a populated place, but Wikipedia is not a dictionary. This needs more content.

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. Cornellier (talk) 22:18, 30 November 2014 (UTC)