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Welcome to Wikipedia!!![edit]

Hello Jniech! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. If you decide that you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Below are some recommended guidelines to facilitate your involvement. Happy Editing! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:04, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
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Thank you for your Poland-related contributions[edit]

Herb Polski.svg Hello and welcome Jniech! Thank you for your contributions related to Poland. You may be interested in visiting Portal:Poland/Poland-related Wikipedia notice board, joining our discussions and sharing your creations with our community.

--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:04, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Polish death camp controversy[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Polish death camp controversy, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Polish death camp controversy. Thank you. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice?

  • Now that the AfD has been closed here, you may wish to change the article's title to something less 'controversial.' I am not from Poland so I don't know what a better title would be. Cheers, Artene50 (talk) 00:06, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
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Your request to be unblocked has been granted for the following reason(s):

Temporary IP exemption granted.

Request handled by: Avi (talk) 20:36, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Please provide a reason for requesting this unblock. Ncmvocalist (talk) 14:26, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your prompt response. Can you explain further? I assume that it is an IP address issue rather than an issue with my edits. With the block, I struggle to edit (i.e. I have to edit at work or have to switch to the slower GPRS rather than faster UMTS connection to bypass the block). If it’s my edits then please explain else I hope the range block can be alter to allow me to edit as it slowing my edits. Jniech (talk) 14:44, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

I see your point; you've edited with no issues a few days ago, while the block on the IP was as of 8 November. Have you used the same computer for editing between the 18th and today? Ncmvocalist (talk) 15:13, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

I use two machines (home and work) and can switch connection types at home. Initially was at home either able to edit straight away or second time I connected but today it took multiple attempts. I assume I need to keep trying until I get an IP address which is not blocked. Hence if anything can be done to allow me to edit without having to waste time logging in and out then that would be much appreciated. Jniech (talk) 17:38, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

I am contacting the admin who issued the rangeblock in which you are caught.  Sandstein  21:17, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. For now I am recording the changes I want to do in a word file and hope to do them tomorrow at work. Jniech (talk) 21:44, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

I have granted your account an exemption from IP blocking. This will allow you to edit through full blocks affecting your IP address when you are logged in.

Please read the page Wikipedia:IP block exemption carefully, especially the section on IP block exemption conditions.

Note in particular that you are not permitted to use this newly-granted right to edit Wikipedia via anonymous proxies, or disruptively. If you do, or there is a serious concern of abuse, then the right may be removed by any administrator.

I hope this will enhance your editing, and allow you to edit successfully and without disruption. -- Avi (talk) 20:36, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for update. Currently at work but will do some editing tonight to check. Jniech (talk) 08:56, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

To the three of you who have helped please accept my thanks as I can again edit at home apparently without issue. I am not sure what the etiquette is but I won’t put thanks on your talk pages as I assume you are busy. If anyone reads this and thinks I should put thanks then say, I am grateful but do not want to waste busy editors/administrators time. Jniech (talk) 19:03, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

For your userpage[edit]

You may want to use WP:BABEL language boxes and other userboxes.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:53, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Dear Piotr - Thank you for your help and comments on my user page. Your works on Wikipedia are immense but my main commitments are to my other Polish projects (e.g. running the Polish Media Issue group which helps to deal with bad media such as incorrect “Polish Concentration camps”). I don’t think I am going to be that interested in customizing my user page or a really active member of the Wikipedia community (e.g. becoming an administrator at Wikipedia). I hope you agree that my small contributions, generally referencing up Polish articles related to WWII, are useful e.g. Amnesty for Polish citizens in the Soviet Union, Sikorski-Mayski Agreement, World War II crimes in Poland and my current work Józef Beck . Any comments will always be appreciated from you. Jniech (talk)
Dear Jniech, thank you for your kind words. I do think your contributions are very good and I hope you'll keep them up. As I might have written before, consider adding inline references and nominating your new creations or large expansions at WP:DYK. Language userboxes help to know what languages an editor knows, and I find them quite useful when looking for people to help with translations or whom I know can read and discuss certain non-English sources. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 20:43, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Dear Piotr – Thanks again for your input. I was not sure where to get user descriptions from. I look at other people user pages and I have taken some that imply to me. I hope they help give some background to who I am. I will expand the page when I have more time. Jniech (talk) 20:16, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Great work on the World War II crimes in Poland article! Nsk92 (talk) 16:47, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Not sure what this fully means but I will look it up soon. As to World War II crimes in Poland, I have taken sometime off. That does not mean I have forgotten it. Currently I am using my reading to reference up Józef Beck. I hope to make major contributions again to World War II crimes in Poland by end of December. Jniech (talk) 20:04, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Katyn categories[edit]

Don't forget to categorize the categories, and that they should not contain capital words per Wikipedia:Naming conventions (categories) - I've suggested speedy renamings for them.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 20:28, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Marion Mushkat/ pol. Marian Muszkat[edit]

Could You look this text[1] and correct eventual wrongs,before publication in english wiki. Oktan (talk) 19:27, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry XMAS[edit]

Merry XMAS from User:Piotrus. 12:15, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland[edit]

Congratulations. Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland has reviewed your contributions and decided you are an active member. Thank you for your encyclopedic contributions! But creating content by yourself is only part of the collaborative Wikipedia user experience, there is an active community of editors discussing how to better improve the Poland-related content; please consider joining our discussions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Poland. There are many editors who would like to work more closely with you, benefit from your insight, and help you with their experience! PS. Please also consider editing your entry in our participants list to state your areas of expertise/interest. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 19:04, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Anti-Polish sentiment article[edit]

I note that you have requested a citation for the statement regarding Fry. What exactly are you disputing here? That Auschwitz was on the German side of the border and now is in Poland? Varsovian (talk) 15:45, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

The article currently claims on a “purely linguistic viewpoint, Fry was entirely correct”. Who is making this claim? The four links in the article do not appear to support this claim and Fry recent apology make it clear this was not what he meant by his original statement. Jniech (talk) 20:11, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I meant 'linguistic' in the sense of 'grammatical' (specifically referring to the tenses used). Although as another editor considers the location of Auschwitz from 1939 to 1945 to be 'opinion' and has thus removed it, there's no need for us to further discuss the matter (especially given Fry's recent apology). However, if you are interested in Polish topic articles, I've left a post on the discussion page for Soviet invasion of Poland regarding explanations for the timing thereof. If you've got time, I'd appreciate you having a look.Varsovian (talk) 10:00, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Your slow-motion vandal IP[edit]

That's a difficult one. we don't normally like to block IPs for long unless they are clearly static, e.g. WHOIS shows a school; and short blocks don't have much effect on someone who only comes at intervals. It may be that the evidence of targetting the same kind of article would be considered enough evidence of a static IP to allow a long block - I would have to take advice from someone more experienced. Often the best thing is just to revert, go back through the contributions to revert any that obviously need it, and have another look from time to time to see what he's been up to. If you see a recent instance, of course, add an appropriate warning to the talk page, but there is no point adding warnings for things done more than a few days ago. WP:VANDALISM is the general guide. In general, WP:AIV is not interested unless there is recent vandalism, either after a final warning or very gross: a case like this, vandalism not serious or recent enough for AIV but steady and continuous enough to be worrying, you could post at the admins' incident board, WP:ANI. I will look into this one when I get time (guiltily aware that there is a similar case well up my talk page which I have not got round to). Thanks for raising it. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 22:42, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Active in WPPOLAND[edit]

Welcome back :) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 17:11, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Re: Administration of WikiProject Poland[edit]

I am replying on your talk page, since I still can :> There are no stupid questions while learning something. I greatly appreciate your offer of help. Replies:

a - I leave it up to you; I am afraid any advice from me on that may be seen as problematic.
1a - vote as you feel like it; the WikiProject coordinator responsibility is not so much in voting, as in making sure articles are included on that list, and informing the project members via the noticeboard of particularly interesting cases
1c - most (but not all) people have welcome notices on their talk pages; you can also look at their edit history - the invite notices usually go to people who have just recently started editing Polish related subjects. You can also double check if they are already a project member; if not - there is little harm in inviting them again, provided we don't do it too often.
6 - whichever you want. If you have time to assess the article, it is great, but if you don't - that's ok. It is easy to assess articles as stub or start class; if you are not sure if it is better than start, leave it as start and somebody with more time/experience will eventually reasses it. Importance can be tricky, but is also less important than class. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 19:59, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
If by tagging you mean the WPPOLAND tag, I'd say that neither is worth tagging, although the 1628 (TV series) is a bit borderline - you may want to ask about it on WPPOLAND and WPSWEDEN and see what others say. Also, while Vatican Christmas Tree may not be Poland-related, it is a start class, so I nominated it at T:TDYK (to do that, I found an interesting fact in the article, found a reference for it, added it to the TDYK page, and notified the author that I've done so - see my recent edits). It's author, User:Kgbo, should also be invited to our project. Matilda is ok for WPPOLAND template; I've also nominated it at T:TDYK. I have to run now, I'll try to reply to your other questions in a few hours. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 14:09, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
On your later questions (if I agree I'll not comment). I think I invited Aldebaran69, but if he is not a member, invite him again :) Regarding ValdekZ, it is never too early to invite editors; and the invitation goes on the talk page, not the userpage. If a talk page does not exist, use one of the welcome templates in addition to our project template (you can use mine at User:Piotrus/w).
2010 Czech, Slovak, and Polish Figure Skating Championships - I'd say yes.
I have never seen the "This page is a new unreviewed article" before. Seems to me like WP:CREEP, but I have no will ATM to look into it. Remove it and replace it with traditional cleanup tags if needed.
Don't forget about Poland-related stub template, like {{Poland-bio-stub}} for Ryszard Czerniawski.
No, I'd recassify Konrad II of Masovia to mid. See Wikipedia:WikiProject_Poland/Assessment#Importance_scale.
Our customs till now indicate that all religious buildings are notable. As an inclusionist, I've never challenged it. As they are separate buildings, I'd avoid a merge. If you disagree, I suggest you as at WPPOLAND for more input. Do they have larger articles on pl wiki?
Probably going down from Category:Poland? User:Betacommand promised once to create a tool for an analysis of the category system, but he never delivered. Feel free to pursue this, asking at WP:VPT may be a good step. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 15:12, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your contributions about Poland, too.Sylwia Ufnalska (talk) 14:29, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Cathedrals and churches[edit]

Hi, Jniech. I was surprised that the following articles were not part of WikiProject Poland so I have added them myself: Gniezno Cathedral, Płock Cathedral, Cathedral of Christ the King, Katowice, Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, Toruń, ‎St. Mary's Cathedral, Gorzów Wielkopolski, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Elbląg, Cathedral Basilica of St. James the Apostle, Szczecin, Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń, Collegiate church in Tum. I am not sure how they should be rated on the importance scale. Gniezno Cathedral should be at least high but other I don't know. What's your opinion?  Dr. Loosmark  14:13, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. I agree with your assessment.  Dr. Loosmark  23:10, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

"Polish Lithuanians" move to "Polish people in Lithuania"[edit]

Hello Jniech, what do you think of this idea???

This is adress: [2]. --marekchelsea (talk) 12:17, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Arbitration for Piotr[edit]

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus did a number of tasks. which did not involved editing the content of articles such DYK, recruiting new members to Wiki Poland and tidying up articles. I offered prior to him being banned to cover some of what he did in these areas.

Having done this for almost a couple of months I have encountered a number of issues. Many could be dealt with via the usual channels if I knew what they were. It would be very useful to have someone to help especially if they have excellent knowledge of Wiki Poland Project.

I have previously asked a editor if it would break Wikipedia rules/Piotrus ban by discussing with him issues (e.g. copyright infringements, putting importance and quality of an article in relation to Wiki Poland Project). As I got no reply, I am asking here. Can I communicate with Piotr over these matters? It would be good if this could be done on Wikipedia (e.g.my talk page), so everyone could see the exchanges encase anyone thinks this is a way to bypass the editing of articles ban.

Further I can ask if Piotrus could be allowed to do DYK himself or at least allow him to point out to me articles worth nominating. These require approval and are useful tasks for Wikipedia which currently I am reluctant to take up without assistance. Jniech (talk) 13:08, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Hello Jniech. You don't need to ask the arbitration committee for permission to speak to Piotrus, but for some of these questions you could ask someone else. I can probably help with copyright questions, for example. I think it would be easier if Piotrus just emailed you if he saw something he thought could go to DYK. I am not much of an expert on that - too lazy - but I can't see how anyone should be concerned over this kind of help. The technical aspect of nominating things at T:TDYK is simple enough and once you've done it once it should be just routine. Finding an interesting but valid "hook" is much harder. As for questions about classifying articles, again I do not see any problem asking for advice although here there is little urgency. Were there other things you wanted help with? Let me know and I'll see if I can help. Angus McLellan (Talk) 17:05, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
Piotrus edits his Talk page from time to time, so if you leave him a message there he will respond to it. The bigger question is whether corresponding on Poland-related matters is a violation of his topic ban, and you may wish to ask ArbCom for its permission for that. To do so, go to Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests#Requests for amendment.
Last month, a few of us were given permission to edit Lech Wałęsa on behalf of Piotrus in spite of his topic ban. You can see that motion here. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 03:17, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
I think you need to be a bit careful here as to not get Piotrus himself into trouble. He is currently under a site-ban, which, as I understand it, technically applies to all Wikipedia pages, including his own talk page. So trying to engage him in an extensive discussion of any kind at his own talk page is problematic and could lead to more trouble for him. I personally think that it would be fine for you to communicate with him off-wiki by e-mail. However, if you want to be on the safe side, it may be a good idea to file a formal Request for Clarification or Request for Amendment with Arbcom. Nsk92 (talk) 17:52, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Version 2: Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus did a number of tasks which did not involved editing the content of articles such DYK, recruiting new members to Wiki Poland and tidying up articles. I offered prior to him being banned to cover some of what he did in these areas.

Having done this for almost a couple of months I have encountered a number of issues. Many could be dealt with via the usual channels if I knew what they were. It would be very useful to have someone to help especially if they have excellent knowledge of Wiki Poland Project.

I have previously asked an editor if it would break Wikipedia rules/Piotrus ban by discussing with him issues (e.g. copyright infringements, putting importance and quality of an article in relation to Wiki Poland Project). As I got no reply, I am asking here. Can I communicate with Piotrus over these matters? It would be good if this could be done on Wikipedia (e.g. my talk page), so everyone could see the exchanges encase anyone thinks this is a way to bypass the editing of articles ban. The main issue is that Wikipedia encourages standardization but much is held in Piotrus head rather than written down.

Further I can ask if Piotrus could be allowed to do DYK himself or at least allow him to point out to me articles worth nominating with a valid DYK. These require approval and are useful tasks for Wikipedia which currently I am reluctant to take up without assistance.

Comment: Thanks for your comments. I agree with Malik Shabazz that is worth asking as I don’t want to get into trouble myself.

As to Angus McLellan offer of help, thank you. Can I ask you to explain what you would do but ideally allow me to do it about this article De Fire Årstider I Nordvest as I need the experience.

Further what do you make of Danuta Hübner? Compared it to [3] and especially [4]. Is this a copyright issue? If maybe/yes then what is the best step? Check whether permission exists or tag the page or other action. Thanks in advance. Jniech (talk) 16:04, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

For De Fire Årstider I Nordvest, the editor who created it wants it to be deleted and nobody else has made changes, so this can be speedily deleted under Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion, section G7. The {{db-g7}} speedy deletion tag will work for this.
Danuta Hübner seems to be a straightforward piece of plagiarism. Whether the earliest version were also copied from somewhere, I am less sure, but it does seem likely. The picture too is a problem. If you look at the original and the associated photostream on Flickr, they look to me like they are all photoshopped. We could also for permission, but probably it would be best to rewrite the article from scratch, or to translate another version. I can translate the French version if you like, or someone from WikiProject Poland could do the Polish version. The earlier revisions should be deleted after this is done. For a photograph it makes sense to contact Ms Hübner and ask for one. Angus McLellan (Talk) 17:19, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Due to personal/work commitments I not been able to edit Wikipedia for the last week and will have difficulties for the next couple of weeks. Will review above ASAP and get to the editors involved then. Jniech (talk) 14:32, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Article classification[edit]

Greetings!
You classified my article (Clan of Ostoja) 8th of February, the article is now more completed. Please review it again.
First, my article is under construction so its far from being finished. However, the main part is.
Secondly, the importance of the article alone might be of middle importance, but the subject itself should most probably be rated higher since its quite a big part of polish history.
Then , this area is VERY difficult, very few people manage to judge the article in proper way so I would ask You to be careful when You rate and please leave some comment so we can discuss some matter. This would be widely appriciated since I want to improve this article to hold minimum GA rating.
Best regards,

Camdan (talk) 19:35, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Will post reply to article talk page Jniech (talk) 14:07, 24 February 2010 (UTC)


Thank You, I will post the answer on the article talk page as well. Camdan (talk) 22:54, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Poles from Lithuania[edit]

Help me in discussion to keep this category[5] --marekchelsea (talk) 20:31, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Condolences[edit]

Yes, it is undoubtedly a huge shock, especially for the Polish who have became familiar with the president and the top ministers every day on the TV and newspapers. I can't even begin to imagine what would happen over here if Gordon Brown and his cabinet died in a plane crash in such tragic circumstances. Its the sort of thing that occasionally happened in African history but not to a country like Poland. Dr. Blofeld White cat 20:08, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

text clearing images[edit]

Hi Jniech,

You had requested that someone fix the issue of your text flowing between images added by Schrandit in the page, Talk:World War II crimes in Poland.

I think that my edit has fixed it. I added a {{Clear}} template, which tells browsers to add vertical space until the following text clears all floating images.

--Kevinkor2 (talk) 14:09, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Katyn Massacre Victims[edit]

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Category:Katyn Massacre Victims, which you created, has been nominated for renaming. 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. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 01:55, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Poland activity check[edit]

We are doing another activity check on members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland. I've noticed that you have not been active in the Poland-related articles in the past few months (we define it as doing 10 or more Poland-related edits per month in the last three months period), and as such I took the liberty to adjust your position in our Participants list from active to semi-active. Please note that this is just a method of keeping track of how many editors are currently active on Poland-related topics. Feel free to move yourself back if you disagree with this, and/or comment on WT:POLAND. In case you are not aware of that, our project has many active discussions on its talk page, we also list Poland-related article news (hee), Poland-related new articles for review (hee), Poland-related articles in need of cleanup (here), a listing of most popula Poland-related articles (here), a portal (here), and other tools. If the activity incrases, we would like to implement other tools, such as project A-class reviews and a newsletter. We are looking forward to seeing you around more often! Take care, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:30, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Monitor. WikiProject Poland Newsletter: Issue 1 (April 2011)[edit]

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • April 2011
For our freedom and yours

Welcome to our first issue of WikiProject Poland newsletter, the Monitor (named after the first Polish newspaper).

Our Project has been operational since 1 June, 2005, and also serves as the Poland-related Wikipedia notice board. I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions. We hope you will join us in them, if you haven't done so already! Unlike many other WikiProjects, we are quite active; in this year alone about 40 threads have been started on our discussion page, and we do a pretty good job at answering all issues raised.

In addition to a lively encyclopedic, Poland-related, English-language discussion forum, we have numerous useful tools that can be of use to you - and that you could help us maintain and develop:

This is not all; on our page you can find a list of useful templates (including userboxes), awards and other tools!

With all that said, how about you join our discussions at WT:POLAND? Surely, there must be something you could help others with, or perhaps you are in need of assistance yourself?

You have received this newsletter because you are listed as a [member link] at WikiProject Poland. • Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:11, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 21:18, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Liverpool F.C. wiki[edit]

Hello, I am the lead sysop on the Liverpool F.C. wiki. It is a wiki dedicated solely to Liverpool F.C.. We aim to make the ultimate database for the club we all love. Since adopting the incredibly inactive wiki about a month ago we have greatly increased the article count and modernized it from it's previous state. The problem is there are not many active members on the site and we need more for the site to properly grow. It is well organized and on it's way to be a great site we just need more editors to expand. It is based on Wikia's network of wikis. Like Wikipedia it is free to use and the editing process is exactly the same. If you know how to edit Wikipedia you will know how to edit the Liverpool F.C. wiki. Now for the question you may be asking yourself. Why edit there? Wikipedia has articles on Liverpool. This is true. At the Liverpool wiki it is all about Liverpool. We allow editors to edit anything about Liverpool no matter how trivial. We allow edits on reserve and academy players, and even things as trivial as the fitness coaches for the year 2011. We also do not lock pages to registered users. That means if you have something to say about Steven Gerrard you can click edit and not view source and actually write something. I would love for you to come by and check the wiki out. Feel free to edit any page. Every time you click edit your ARE helping this wiki grow. Thanks for taking the time to read this! http://liverpoolfc.wikia.com/wiki/Liverpool_FC_Wiki --Coffeeclub213 (talk) 17:30, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

We miss you![edit]

On behalf of WPPOLAND - we hope to see you back with us again one day! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 19:08, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Interesting project, I'll take a look. Have you considered releasing your content under a Wikipedia-compatible license? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 20:12, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials. I hope that helps! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 21:20, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
Who was your booklet published by? If it is self-published, it does raise some WP:RS issues. But as if you say, it is well referenced, you can add that referenced information to Wikipedia. I applaud you on your activities, but personally I believe that Wikipedia articles have a much wider reach than any booklet, or even most books and articles. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 22:12, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

We keep missing you! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:23, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II[edit]

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II
For our freedom and yours

Welcome to the second issue of WikiProject Poland newsletter, the Monitor (named after the first Polish newspaper).

Our Project has been operational since 1 June, 2005, and also serves as the Poland-related Wikipedia notice board. I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions. We hope you will join us in them, if you haven't done so already! Unlike many other WikiProjects, we are quite active; we get close to a hundred discussion threads each year and we do a pretty good job at answering all issues raised. Last year we were featured in the Signpost, and our interviewer was amazed at our activity. In the end, however, even as active as we are, we are just a tiny group - you can easily become one of our core members!

In addition to a lively encyclopedic, Poland-related, English-language discussion forum, we have numerous useful tools that can be of use to you - and that you could help us maintain and develop:

  • we have an active assessment department. As of now, our project has tagged almost 83,000 pages as Poland-related - that's an improvement of over 3,000 new pages since the last newsletter. Out of which 30 still need a quality assessment, and 2,000, importance assessment. We have done a lot to clear the backlog here (3 years ago those numbers were 1,500 and 20,000, respectively). Can you help assess a few pages?
    • assessing articles is as easy as filling in the class= and importance= parameters on the talk page in the {{WPPOLAND|class=|importance=}} template. See here for a how-to guide.
  • once an article has an assessment template, it will appear in our article alerts and news feed, which provides information on which Poland-related articles are considered for deletion, move, or are undergoing a Good or Featured review. Watchlisting that feed, in addition to watchlisting our project's main page, is a good way to make sure you stay up to date on most Poland-related discussions.
  • you can also see detailed deletion discussions at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Poland (which is a good place to watchlist if you just want to stay up to date on possible deletions of Poland-related content)
  • we have also begun B-class quality reviews on our talk page, and if our activity increases, hopefully we will be able to institute our own A-class quality reviews. As of now, we have about 500 C-class articles in need of a B-class review. If you'd like to help with them, instructions for doing B-class reviews are to be found in point 10 of our assessment FAQ. In addition to this automated list, you are also encouraged to help review articles from our B-class reviews requested list found here.
  • also, those articles will be included in our cleanup listing, which allows us to see which top-importance articles are in need for attention, and so on. We have tens of thousands articles in need of cleanup there, so if you ever need something to do, just look at this gigantic list. (I am currently reviewing the articles tagged with notability, either proving them notable or nominating for deletion; there are still several dozens left if you want to help!).
  • did you know that newly created Poland-related articles are listed here. They need to be reviewed, often cleaned-up, occasionally nominated for deletion, and their creators may need to be welcomed and invited to our project if they show promise as new authors of Poland-related content.
  • we are maintaining a Portal:Poland
  • automated Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Popular pages lists the most popular Poland-related pages from the previous month(s)
  • Breaking news: we are looking for a Wikipedian in Residence for the New York City area. See Wikipedia:GLAM/Józef Piłsudski Institute of America for details.

This is not all; on our page you can find a list of useful templates (including userboxes), awards and other tools!


With all that said, how about you join our discussions at WT:POLAND? Surely, there must be something you could help others with, or perhaps you are in need of assistance yourself?

It took me three years to finish this issue. Feel free to help out getting the next one before 2017 by being more active in WikiProject management :)

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Seasonal Greets![edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2015!!!

Hello Jniech, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
Happy editing,
Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:00, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

Wikipedia rules[edit]

Not much has changed, you'll do fine. See Wikipedia:Policies for the usual list. A good place to ask questions is the Wikipedia:Teahouse, a very friendly forum. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:52, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Teahouse talkback: you've got messages![edit]

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Hello, Jniech. Your question has been answered at the Teahouse Q&A board. Feel free to reply there!
Please note that all old questions are archived. Message added by Dathus (Talk. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{teahouse talkback}} template.