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16 July 2014

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Two things![edit]

Hi Ezhiki,

Two quick things: firstly, thanks for following me around the past few months and correcting the many little errors I have put into my Sakha village stubs. I have tried to pick them up as I see them and incorporatwe your changes into future articles. Secondly, are you aware of a similar registry to this for either Magadan Oblast or Kamchatka? It's a pretty useful check list to ensure that all settlements get captured and I can tie it back to the district infobox. I have tried looking through the official sites, but find them very confusing as they mainly seem to be half built and I am not sure if I am missing something! Thanks in advance. Fenix down (talk) 16:29, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

No problem on the first one. Just so you know, I don't really follow you around, I just pick a couple at random every day and fix whatever little things need fixing. While I'm not generally very happy that we are getting so many stubs before first putting the proper linking/disambiguation/third-tier divisions infrastructure in place (a complication you have undoubtedly discovered yourself, when various articles need to be moved around and renamed), and while am I especially unhappy that they are for the Sakha Republic (which, of all federal subjects, has the most spelling and other discrepancies and the most potential for future complications), I do nevertheless appreciate you putting so much time and effort into making things right and ensuring that everything is interconnected properly. Thank you for that.
With Kamchatka and Magadan, they do have registries of their own: Kamchatka's administrative-territorial registry is in Law #46 of April 29, 2008, most recently amended in July 2013, and Magadan's administrative-territorial registry is in Resolution #305-pa of April 11, 2013, most recently amended in August 2013. Kamchatka's municipal registries are all district-specific, while Magadan has two separate municipal registries covering different district sets. Magadan's administrative-territorial registry is kind of similar to Sakha's, while Kamchatka's is very basic (just a listing of locality names and jurisdictions). I'm sure both can be found online with due diligence, but they indeed don't seem to be available on the official websites. The copies I'm using are all Word files from Consultant Plus (a Russian legal assistance system); I'll be happy to share them if you think you'll find them useful. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 2, 2014; 17:05 (UTC)
Oh I wasn't insinuating that you were stalking me! It's certainly been very helpful. It would be really useful if you could could share the Kamchatka and Magadan ones with me, and also Nenets if you have them. If I have a complete list in one place then I should be able to get any relevant disambiguation pages andl inking done first of all. One of the problems in using the online Sakha registry is with it being split by district I often didn't notice that there was a need for disambiguation until after I had created an article. Fenix down (talk) 15:09, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Well, I was just hoping that my little edits didn't feel like stalking to you :) Glad if I could help.
As for the registries, if you send me a wikimail, I can email them to you later this week. It's just that when I mentioned necessary infrastructure, I didn't mean just disambiguation pages and linking. At some point, the selsoviet/rural settlement dab/set/hat/linking web will need to be created as well, which means that creating more and more stubs right now will create more and more maintenance for later on. On top of that, I did tell you that we have a capability to create all 150,000+ stubs on Russian rural localities (with most of the links being proper disambiguated from the start) virtually overnight? Doing so would result in a consistent set of articles where little follow-up edits like those I'm making now won't be necessary. The only reason why it's not being done is because there is a lot of preliminary testing to be done (one wouldn't want to dump 150,000 stubs without first making sure they are all 100% correct, and of course approval needs to first be in place for such a mass endeavor), and because the web covering districts/cities of federal subject significance/towns of district significance/urban-type settlements of district significance needs to be created first (a job which I estimate is about half-done now). I feel very uneasy saying all this because it feels like I'm discouraging people from editing, but to me it just doesn't seem right to spend time on mass-creating and supporting stubs manually when time could be spent on polishing test cases and then creating stubs which would require minimal maintenance and would be immediately ready for proper expansion (providing there are volunteers to do that job). Already I'm finding it easier to write code which, once provided with the locality ID as an identifier, creates stubs like Khatystyr from scratch and simply overrides your manually created stubs—this way all inconsistencies are caught automatically and can be seen by using "show preview", but of course this does not help prevent future maintenance because not all preliminary work has been completed and thus cannot be automated at this point. What are your thoughts on this? I know my pace is too slow for some to bear, and it is nice to have something in place instead of nothing, but the extent of future maintenance positively make me cringe. If you have ideas on how to reconcile these two approaches (do preparations and wait for quite a while and then do everything in one fell swoop vs. doing everything with what we have now at a brisk pace and then doing nothing but maintenance for quite a while), I would certainly appreciate if you could share them. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 4, 2014; 16:00 (UTC)
I remember you saying quite a while ago that the dream was to have all of these automatically created. If I understand the two approaches, do you mean either wait until the tool is ready without creating any new articles and then have them all done uniformly or create manually for now maintaining where necessary? Personally, I am not sure I want to wait. I am quite happy to continue creating the stubs as it is something I find quite interesting strangely! Maybe it would help if you could provide a template to prevent some of the little errors creeping in. I certainly don't have any problem with automated versions being created in place of my manual versions at some later point. Fenix down (talk) 16:48, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
The last thing I want to do is to discourage anyone from creating anything! But there is a difference between creating a stub (or a dozen) when one (or a dozen) are needed to ensure other things make sense or to fill gaps which absolutely need filling, and between taking a list of localities and starting to mass-create stubs in alphabetical or whatever other order just for the heck of it. What I am trying to explain is that the very stubs you are creating now can be created automatically (and in their present form, they can be created almost exactly like that right now), so it kinda sorta means that the time you spend on creating them is the time wasted. Sure, you are having fun in the process, and sure, it's great to have something in place sooner rather than later, but on the other hand, the maintenance overhead increases with each stub (and it's not like WP:RUSSIA is teeming with volunteers to clean up or update anything after it's created) and each and every of those stubs will eventually need to be revisited to manually or semi-manually add parts which are not yet automated (but will at some point be). It is an order of magnitude harder to update an existing substub than to create one from scratch using an automated tool. Look at it from my point of view—I can send you the registries, provide help to get you started, and have you stubbing happily away, or I can spend a couple days tweaking the scripts and, with one press of a button, produce 180 rural locality stubs for Kamchatka, Magadan, and Nenets AO, all ready for pasting and, unless I screw something up, not requiring the little follow-up edits I'm doing to the Sakha stubs. Now, it is definitely not my or anyone else's place to tell you what to edit, but frankly, I was much happier when you were doing Chukotka's articles—that's the kind of stuff that adds real value to the encyclopedia and which cannot be replaced by a computer script.
At any rate, whatever your final decision might be, I want to emphasize that you'll always have my help when you need it. Just ask. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 4, 2014; 17:25 (UTC)
Aaah! I completely misunderstood you. I thought when you were talking about a script that could generate the stubs that this was an aspiration that would be done at some point in the future, I didn't realise that it was well under way. When I said I enjoyed writing the stubs, I meant that I enjoyed seeing the articles in place as opposed to not being there as there seemed to be no interest from anyone to create them. If you could get the script up and running to create stubs that could then be populated with more detailed "interesting" content then that would be great as I would have something to start working on. When do you think it will be possible to get it working? Is this something you would need help with? From what you are saying it seems like the script would churn out a basic article which would need to be manually input to WP. If this is the case, I would be happy to help with the work load idf there is a manual element to it. I would still like the registries though if possible for information. Fenix down (talk) 09:44, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Well, the script at this point is both an aspiration and something well under way. The biggest thing missing right now is a capability to properly link to urban-type settlements of district significance and selsoviets from the appropriate places in the stub (and while it seems like a trivial omission, adding this information to existing stubs separately would be a monumental effort). Coordinates for most places are also missing (I only have ~16% in the database, although my elves are working on improving that). And references are only semi-automated (i.e., a set of proper references needs to be supplied for each federal subject, and often district, separately for each set of localities). The addition of postal codes will remain a manual task for the time being—I have no desire to duplicate the work of the Russian postal service by keeping track of how postal codes change :) Having links to the official websites in the database would be a very good feature, but it's one I can't afford to implement at the moment, so it remains manual as well. Flags/coats can be supplied via Wikidata (the same way Commons link is populated now), although those need to always be verified (and changes made to Wikidata entries when errors are found—occasionally there would be district symbols there instead of towns', or vice versa). And of course, there will always be opportunities for minor manual add-ons, such as finding and adding a picture for the infobox or adding little useful bits like the distance from the administrative center.
As far as the timeline for when everything will be finished (to the point where a bot request can be submitted), I'm afraid it's still not very soon. I have a day job and a life, too :) But come to think of it, there are a few things you could help with, providing, of course, that it's something you'd be willing to do and hopefully have fun with. There is not going to be much stubbing involved, but there will be a lot of work with disambiguation/set indices (very similar to the occasional dab/set work you had to do when you were discovering duplicate names for the Sakha localities). If it's something that interests you, I can describe the task in more detail and provide the data support you'll need to accomplish it. One thing I can promise—it's going to be mindless grunt work :) If it's not something you see yourself doing, that's fine, too.
As for the registries, like I said before, please send me a wikimail and I'll send you the Word documents. Might take me a few days to reply (a long story why), but you'll have them. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 5, 2014; 13:50 (UTC)
More than happy to help out with disambs and indices, it really bugs me when they are not done and links point to unrelated articles. Please let me know how I can help. Fenix down (talk) 15:53, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Great! Here's the gist of it. Yaroslav asked me a while ago to give him a list of all urban-type settlements, so missing articles can be created (and his articles are really nice (example), and even his stubs go way beyond barebone carcasses my script would ever be able to produce). I started to create a list and then realized that not only there are going to be a lot of red links, but that a good chunk of them is not linking properly. Currently, links to the majority of existing urban-type settlements are included in the lists on administrative-territorial divisions; problem is, those lists were created years ago, so most of them simply link to the locality name. When an article already exists and the name is unique, this is of course correct, but some are linking to dabs/sets, and others are linking to a redlinked location where a dab/set should exist.
This is where your help would be handy. I can produce a list of links to articles on all urban-type settlements. The database is currently capable of constructing such links in accordance with the rules in the WP:NC:CITY#Russia guideline and most of the articles will eventually need to be at those titles. What the database can't possibly catch is conflicts outlined under bullets 2 and 3 of that guideline, and even under bullet one the results could be simplified or edited for better clarity—that's always an editorial decision. So, each entry needs to be reviewed, backlinks corrected, disambiguation and/or set index pages created where necessary, and pages may occasionally need to be moved.
Here's an example (but bear in mind that there will be many other cases where a completely different set of actions will need to be taken). In Belgorod Oblast, there is the work settlement of Pyatnitskoye in Volokonsky District. The administrative divisions of Belgorod Oblast list links to it directly→Pyatnitskoye. Since there are other localities in Russia by this name, the link should really be to Pyatnitskoye, Belgorod Oblast (and that's the link which the list I'll provide you with will contain). So, all applicable articles linking to "Pyatnitskoye" (only one in this case) will need to be amended, Pyatnitskoye itself will need to become a redirect to Pyatnitsky (because we always collect masculine, feminine, and neuter forms on the masculine form page), Pyatnitsky page itself (which currently a surname list) will need to be moved to Pyatnitsky (surname), and a disambiguation page needs to be created at Pyatnitsky, which will include a link to the surname page, a link to the urban-type settlement, and links to anything else called "Pyatnitsky"/"Pyatnitskaya"/"Pyatnitskoye" if you feel to search around and find any such entities (quite often it would make sense to include a line about the corresponding municipal urban settlement—Pyatnitskoye Urban Settlement in this case—and a redirect at Pyatnitskoye Urban Settlement would be created to Pyatnitskoye, Belgorod Oblast when the latter is not a red link). Sometimes hatting will suffice, sometimes not. Judging by how you handled similar Sakha cases, I believe you know the drill.
All in all, as you can see, it can get very confusing and complicated quickly. If you are willing to take on this task, I guarantee you a barnstar and a massive headache :) There are a total of ~1,300 entries to comb through, so you are unlikely to run out of things to do any time soon, and I know that occasionally sidetracking to find other entries to include on a particular dab page can be an enjoyable and educational experience. Is this something you'll find interesting? I realize this is a lot to ask, so please don't hesitate to say "no" if you don't feel this is going to be any fun at all.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 5, 2014; 16:35 (UTC)
Sound fine to me, I understand what is needed, so if you want to send me through the list I will get started as soon as I can. Will want to get comfortable with the list, but probably best if I do one or two and then let you look at them to make sure there are no major errors or misunderstandings as I can foresee quite a lot of duplication in this work. sounds fine to me to get it done though, I hate it when I see a blue link to something interesting only to find that it doesn't point to the right place. Fenix down (talk) 13:30, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Wonderful! I still need to prettify the list a little but will send it together with the registries. Expect it this weekend or early next week. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 6, 2014; 14:33 (UTC)
One other thing, could you send through the registry for Chukotka as well for interest, please? Fenix down (talk) 16:13, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Sure, no problem.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 6, 2014; 16:26 (UTC)

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Please comment on Template talk:Largest cities of Kosovo[edit]

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Marion Gering[edit]

Greetings Master Hedgehog. Can you or a page stalker find anything in Russian on him and add Russian name?♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:02, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Wow, I'm drawing a complete blank on this one! There are a few sources in Russian that mention him (as "Мэрион Геринг"), but none qualify as reliable, I'm afraid, and the "Мэрион" spelling is definitely an Americanized variant (if that indeed is his birth name, it would be spelled "Марион", although that still sounds strange as a name of a Russian person). Do you have any information in English about his early years, before coming to America? Even a non-reliable source might help locating something in Russian, because his name alone clearly isn't enough... Sorry to be so useless...—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 9, 2014; 16:05 (UTC)
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Sergino[edit]

Good morning Master Hedgehog. I was wondering if you could tell me which one is the one on the Ob River, northwest of Surgut, and several hundred kilometres directly south of Salekhard? Looking on bing maps and flash earth the one I want I believe is located at 62°27′41″N 65°35′27″E / 62.46139°N 65.59083°E / 62.46139; 65.59083 I think it's worth starting, it's on my Collins wall map. Perhaps you could also link the Russian wiki article. I'd guess it is probably Sergino, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug.♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:36, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Yup, that's the one! The ru-wiki version can be found at ru:Сергино (Ханты-Мансийский автономный округ) (and there doesn't seem to be anything particularly notable about this place). By the by, I've started inserting the coordinates onto the Russian localities set indices, like so. Should make identifying a particular place easier, methinks. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 23, 2014; 12:52 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

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This couldn't have waited a day or two for me to create stubs on the two rivers I mentioned in the inline comments, could it?—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 26, 2014; 21:19 (UTC)

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I've just filed a dispute resolution request regarding Somali Armed Forces and Somali Civil War. Please take a look. In eight years, I've never been as close to quitting this site entirely in the face of POVpushing. Buckshot06 (talk) 08:53, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

I am sorry you have to face this unpleasantness. If there's any way I can help, please let me know, but remember that I know next to nothing about the subject in dispute nor about the user you have this dispute with. All I can do is to attest to your good character, but over the years I've learned that in this kind of matters such testaments aren't usually of much help. I do certainly hope that the incident won't lead to you quitting—after all, there are thousands of other articles you can be working on without any stress! Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 27, 2014; 12:27 (UTC)

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I'm not sure I understand what the question is? But if you are asking why I moved the article back, it's because the reason provided for the first move is not true. Hardly any articles in Category:Meteorite falls include a year. If that should be rectified, please feel free to submit a move request, listing all articles which need renaming. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); July 4, 2014; 23:48 (UTC)
Much on the contrary, you're absolutely right. I've never seen things like 1947 meteorite this or that ! Best, Krenakarore TK 23:54, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification :) I've left the person who moved the article a message; hopefully he'll be able to clarify his reasoning for the moves. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); July 4, 2014; 23:57 (UTC)


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Harryzilber has replied to your comment here, and again once more.

BMD-3 and BMD-4[edit]

The former has recently been rewritten and the latter has become an article. Could you rate them considering that they are an interest of WikiProject Russia? Khazar (talk) 02:22, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Article titles[edit]

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GA review[edit]

Hey Hedgehog, it has been some time since I have interacted with you on Wikipedia (maybe 2 years or more) and I was wondering whether you have done any GA reviews in the past? I am working on something, which shall remain top secret for the foreseeable future, which when completed I would like to get it up to FA standard as soon as I can. Hence, when completed it will need to go through a GA review first. Is a GA review something you might be able to do? Cheers, 121.99.186.83 (talk) 12:00, 12 July 2014 (UTC) P.S. Please reply here so I can track any reply via "my account" :)

Not sure why all the secrecy, but the answer to your question is a resounding "it depends" :) Depends on the subject of that article, that is. If it's something I am typically working on (Russian geography and adjacent subject areas), then I'll be happy to do a GA review. If it's something highly politicized, then the answer is "no". If it's something in between... well, there's a chance. Feel free to send me a wikimail if keeping this top secret is a high priority; I will then be able to answer definitively :) Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); July 14, 2014; 13:34 (UTC)

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MV Kuzma Minin[edit]

Hi, can you add the Russian name (pictured here) and also see what's wrong with the infobox? Can you or Ym find anything more in Russian? Also can you add an infobox to my Sergino article which Ym has done a good job adding to!♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:48, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Is the infobox supposed to be nested, or are there supposed to be three separate infoboxes in that article? The fix will depend on the answer, or, if you can point me to another article with a similar infobox arrangement, I can use it as an example to fix this one. Russian name, that one I've just added.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); July 14, 2014; 16:08 (UTC)
Try MV Lingediep. Yeah they use a cluster infobox thing which really looks technically strange and easily creates problems at times.
OK, fixed. As for more information, there are some stats on the MSCO's website. They are in English, so I'll just leave you with the link :) I'll post here if I find anything else.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); July 14, 2014; 16:33 (UTC)

Amazed Murmansk Shipping Company is missing. Search for it on here and see how many articles it's mentioned in? Can you or YM create a new entry on it? Plenty of images!♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:21, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

I can try.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:29, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Can you or YM add the Russian name to MT Kotlas translate the villages in Template:Shakhtarsk Raion. You might want to copy the Russian one instead. I think it's worth covering the district of the plane crash. I'll find a way to stub them.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:03, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

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Could you look at this highly probable Sock ☭Soviet☭ User talk:Иронгрон of an editor banned by James B. Watson: ☭Irongron☭User:IRoNGRoN[edit]

Mr. hedgehog, The editor ☭Soviet☭ User talk:Иронгрон that you recently banned here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:%D0%98%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B3%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BD&oldid=613579988 is most probably a sock of ☭Irongron☭User:IRoNGRoN based on many things I outlined at Admin James B. Watson's talk page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:JamesBWatson&oldid=617916674#A_Very_Strong_Probable_Sock_of_an_editor_you_permanently_banned_in_April_2014_User:IRoNGRoN

Mr. Watson states he editing at a very reduced rate but I posted there because he has had much involvement with ☭Irongron☭ and his many socks and many ban evasions. I posted on your page because you have had some dealings with his highly likely newest sock. Your time and consideration of the case I layed out on James B. Watson's talk page would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. 208.54.35.169 (talk) 00:31, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi there! I previously blocked Иронгрон for disruption, not for socking. Sockpuppet investigations can only be properly handled by Checkusers, which I am not. You may request checkuser help at WP:SPI. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); July 22, 2014; 00:54 (UTC)
Thanks. I have knowledge of Checkuser but have no experience with the process. I spent much time on this already. I will wait for Watson's response before investing so much time trying to learn that process. 208.54.35.169 (talk) 01:05, 22 July 2014 (UTC)