User talk:Greyshark09

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List of ongoing armed conficts[edit]

Hi. I noticed you’ve removed the wikilinks I added from the cumulative fatalities data in the table of ongoing armed conflicts (wikilinks to "Casualties of the Syrian Civil War" and "Casualties of Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal)"). I understand that is the standard format for the table, but since much more detailed data about fatalities can be found in specific wiki articles, can’t they be linked somewhere? Have you got any idea? Perhaps we should put them in the “see also” section?Nykterinos (talk) 00:21, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

@Nykterinos: Putting a string instead of a number in a "sortable" table might damage the sortable capability. Since sortable capability is important for various purposes of table users, i thought of it as problematic, especially since it has never been incorporated in the past. This (2012) and this (2013) editorials attempted to fix it, but we still have had problems if something is changed. I think it is best to discuss such addition on the talk page, and have an opinion of all experienced editors - maybe we can add it with no problems, but i'm not sure.GreyShark (dibra) 09:08, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Jewish-Sasanian commonwealth for deletion[edit]

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Apologies[edit]

I undid your many edits to Palestine/Israel/Mandatory Palestine-related categories and articles. Then I got the point, and undid all of my edits. I apologize, and hope I undid all of them. Debresser (talk) 16:30, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

@Debresser: I guess you thought i had been making s bad faith practice, but you should have seen the wide discussions about how to name country categories in relation to the past. It has generally been a consensus that modern states should not be used for naming categories before state's creation (republic of Syria, State of Israel, State of Palestine etc)., see American, Syrian, Palestinian territories categories as examples. I have been working a lot to fix retroactively incorrect categories (like "130s in Palestine", which is obviously overlapping "130s in the Roman Empire"), but there is still much work to do. If you understand - then no harm is done. Cheers my friend.GreyShark (dibra) 19:26, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I understood after a few minutes. Moreover, this very same issue had been bothering me as well over the last few months. So I am happy you are making Wikipedia better in this regard. Debresser (talk) 20:20, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
@Debresser: Thanks, you are welcome to collaborate with me on this - there is a huge volume of cats to process, but eventually it would make world history much more understandable.GreyShark (dibra) 20:22, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

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Reverts on article 'Syrian Kurdistan'[edit]

Hi, I saw you're active in administrating Syrian Civil war articles. This user https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:%D8%B9%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%88_%D8%A8%D9%86_%D9%83%D9%84%D8%AB%D9%88%D9%85 has been reverting a lot of edits related to Syrian Kurdistan, removing useful information that is cited without participating on the talk page. His last revert moved the page back to Syrian Kurdistan after I moved it to Rojava with his comment of "This article should not exist in the first place, as there is no such thing on the ground". This indicates to me a nationalist bias. The article should be called Rojava, as that is what is is referred to in the foreign press, and what the locals call it. The article is about a region which is under the governance of the PYD, which also refers to the region as Rojava. The only people who object to this are Syrian Arab nationalists who don't live in Rojava, and are against its separatist aspirations. The fact we have articles on Catalonia (not Catalonian Spain) and Kosovo (not South Serbia), is precedent that this article should be called Rojava. Thanks. Genjix (talk) 18:21, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

@Genjix: First of all, please don't move such an article without a discussion (it is a sensetive subject, thus please use WP:RM). I will take a look at the edit history of the Syrian Kurdistan page on reverts.GreyShark (dibra) 18:23, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
OK thanks, I will put it back then, but there is discussion on the talk page. He just reverted my edits here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rojava&diff=prev&oldid=643079750 Genjix (talk) 18:32, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Amru bin Kalthum was officially warned for his 3 successive reverts in 24h (see WP:SCWGS sanctions). Please note that Syrian Kurdistan article is under WP:1RR sanctions, or 1 revert maximum per user per 24hr; it seems you have not violated it so far, but Amru had.GreyShark (dibra) 18:41, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Too Small[edit]

The EPP insurgency is not too small, there is no such thing as too small. As long as at least 1 person gets killed per year it is classified as a low intensity conflict.Cheers--Catlemur (talk) 20:32, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

@Catlemur: - yes it is too small because it is below 100 cumulative deaths (EPP conflict is at around 50 killed total). Please look at the guidelines of the List of ongoing military conflicts.GreyShark (dibra) 16:32, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Requested move for page 'Syrian Kurdistan' to 'Rojava', 18 January 2015[edit]

Just a heads up, Talk:Syrian_Kurdistan#Requested_move_18_January_2015. Thanks. Genjix (talk) 07:48, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Please respond-.[edit]

I raised a legitimate request for you to explain your unannounced unilateral change of the article to Timeline of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, 2015 on the talk page. I think you should respond, and give reason. These pages are content-wise, not descriptions year by year of the I/PO conflict, but highly specific pages ignoring all historical, political and other issues to focus on incidents of violence, which you have now erased as the theme. Please respond there. Thanks Nishidani (talk) 20:49, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Removal of cat from article on Christianity in Lebanon[edit]

Hi, Greyshark09. I've reverted your removal of the Greek Orthodox Christians from Lebanon cat from Christianity in Lebanon as you didn't provide an ES as to why you removed it. So far as I can tell from the article, there is a long-standing group of Greek Orthodox adherents there. If I've made an error in judgement, please let me know. I realise you're trying to clean up cats, but I don't see that it is a sub-cat of another cat already attached. Cheers! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 21:38, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

@Iryna Harpy: It was a WP:GF edit, thinking that this cat is designated for individuals who are "Greek Orthodox Christians from Lebanon". I don't see how Christianity in Lebanon is specifically to be tagged as a Greek Orthodox person.GreyShark (dibra) 20:22, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
EEKS! I just started going through the articles in that cat and see your point entirely: redundant at best. I may as well set up a category for 'Protestant Christians from Australia', etc. It seems that someone decided that WP:ITSIMPORTANT. Well, like you I beg to differ. I'll self rev and make a note of my objections in the ES. Keep up the good work. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 03:00, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Khazar article[edit]

Greyshark09, I looked up the first citation of the material you added to Khazars, which presumably was lifted from the Crimean Karaites article, since it also had almost no information on the text being cited (aside from the author's last name and page numbers). It doesn't make that claim anywhere on the pages listed. It makes a passing reference to them claiming this to escape persecution in the 18th century, but that's all. The citation also cites the entire chapter, and that's not exactly good practice. Unless you can find a reliable source that claims this, and isn't specifically about Firkovich, I think we're going to have to remove it. I'll check the other sources as well to see if there's more WP:SYNTHESIS and WP:OR going on, as there seems to be here. Just wanted to give you a heads up. Quinto Simmaco (talk) 07:11, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

@Quinto Simmaco: Sure, can you mark it as "verify source"?GreyShark (dibra) 07:15, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

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