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The Signpost: 21 May 2014[edit]

Please make a statement at the arbitration enforcement noticeboard[edit]

Hi. Your conduct is discussed at the arbitration enforcement noticeboard, at WP:AE#Buttons. Please read that thread carefully and leave a statement. Thanks,  Sandstein  07:19, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 May 2014[edit]

WikiProject Yorkshire Newsletter - June 2014[edit]

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01:09, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Leeds meetup[edit]

Hi Ian, are you going to be able to come to the Leeds meetup next Saturday, or are you going to be on another one of your crazy holidays? Bazonka (talk) 16:11, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Saturday 14th mate? IJA (talk) 14:06, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
See you there! Bazonka (talk) 17:34, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the headsup. I've been rather inactive recently (actually very inactive not very recently) but am planning to clear up all the bits and pieces which are still hanging around and will be trying to get back into the swing of things. Anyway, as things stand, I seem to be able to get over to Leeds (by train) on Saturday. I'll let you know if there's a hitch. If I turn up, how will I know who is who? Best. --GuillaumeTell 18:03, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

IJA I see that you've been sending messages to a lot of users about the Leeds meetup. It should already be advertised in the form of a WP:Geonotice, displayed at the top of the watchlist. Is that notice not displaying for you? --Redrose64 (talk) 18:55, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 June 2014[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For contibuting in the articles that are related to Kosovo and Kosovar. Ammar Tivari Talk! 14:05, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Cheers mate, thank you very much! IJA (talk) 14:13, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 June 2014[edit]

EU Enlargement Map[edit]


Could you please update the EU Enlargement Map available at to include Albania as Candidate Member?


Yes check.svg Done - Hi Shikuesi3! It might take a few minutes to process but it's done. Also, remember to sign your comments mate. Regards IJA (talk) 15:53, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 June 2014[edit]

Hi there[edit]

I've never really contacted you, so my name's Alex. Those things you've added about attrocities of war are interesting and they happened, I admit. But I wanted to ask you if you're interested in covering Albanian, Bulgarian and Turkish attrocites along with Serbian and Montenegrin. I'm interested in covering both Serbian and Albanian crimes. When war happens, bad things come too. :( Alex discussion 21:05, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

PS If you reply me, please use the {{u}} template, so I could get a note. Regards, Alex discussion 21:06, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

I certainly will be doing mate, if it is history, then we should include it on wikipedia. I'm currently working on Prizren. I've got more to do on WW2 in Prizren first before I move onto something else. But I plan on doing history on all major cities in Kosovo. I'm trying to keep away from the 1990s stuff at the moment. With the Balkan Wars, WW1 and WW2, there is literature and lots of published secondary sources. There isn't many secondary sources on the 1990s stuff as it is still fairly recent and most of it is primary sources, mostly biased news articles from the time. Most of the history of former Yugo on Wiki is mainly on the 1990s, I'm trying to focus on the first half of the 20th Century. IJA (talk) 22:04, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
And as you can see by inclusions to Prizren, I'm not discriminating against any one ethnic group. I've mentioned Serb & Montenegrin atrocities, I've mentioned Serb suffering, I've mentioned Bulgarian atrocities. I've mention how Serbia/ Yugoslavia were invaded in WW1 & 2. I've mentioned about the Albanian Fascist Party in WW2 Kosovo too. IJA (talk) 22:17, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

That's cool. :) What do you think about 'The Death of Yugoslavia' from the BBC? I've watched, and it looks fairly neutral to me. Alex discussion 22:40, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

If you're using a source and you're not sure if it is neutral or not, you can always say something like: "According to the BBC's documentary The Death of Yugoslavia... X Y Z". That way you're not saying it is an undisputed fact, but you're informing our readers/ audience on wikipedia who this is according to. IJA (talk) 22:45, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
With regards to that particular documentary, there are concerns with it due the Serbo-Croatian being subtitled wrong into English. One could argue that the documentary is misleading. IJA (talk) 22:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Also the documentary is most certainly a Primary Source as it is from the period (1995). You have to be careful with primary sources because when they were made, things are yet to come to light. They can be premature and not know the full picture yet. IJA (talk) 22:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
But feel be WP:BOLD and feel free to use it as a reference, just make sure you inform the readers where your source comes from. P.S. I'm glad you've mentioned 'The Death of Yugoslavia' because it is on youtube and I'm going to watch it/ fall asleep to it in bed now. Good night! IJA (talk) 23:03, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, cool. :) As for falling asleep, I fell asleep yesterday to 'Battlefield S1/E2 - The Battle of Britain' on youtube. It's done after the WW2 and I think this one could be called a secondary source? Alex discussion 10:47, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Octavian Augustus[edit]

Why was he called 'Augustus'? I mean what does that mean in Latin (probably)? As I remember, my history teacher had told me that that means something like 'cruel'. And also, why did Kleopatra retreat her ships (60) from the battle? Cheers Alex discussion 15:16, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Augustus is Latin for the month of August. His real/ birth name "Octavius" is just another way of saying August in Latin when the name is given to a person I think. However I'm pretty sure the month is named after him. I'm not too good on Ancient Roman/ Egyptian history, it is interesting but I've never really studied it academically. When I was at University, I specialised in Modern British & European History. I also did a lot of Medieval Welsh history too as it was compulsory at my University. IJA (talk) 15:59, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

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