User talk:Jonathan Groß

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Great idea!


Hello, Jonathan Groß, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  --Bhadani 08:23, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Took you guys a lot of time to recognize me. No problem, I'm not quite active. Anyway, I would prefer not to receive ^ that automatic message. I know nobody typed it himself for me, exspecially for me, for if you, Bhadani, had read my User Page, you'd seen my German account and could have checked my edits there and found that I'm quite settled in WP. There may be some differences (like the Categorization or the Criteria for pertinence (de) but I think I didn't screw up anything yet, did I?
But thanks anyway for recognizing me. --Sarazyn 08:45, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Berlin meeting[edit]

To make this a little more personal: of course you're free to come around if you can make it at such short notice...but I think it is nothing like the Berliner Stammtisch of the German wikipedia :)) Lectonar 13:14, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Guess not. Have you already defined the differences? :) -- SarazynTALKDE 13:31, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
We'll much people will really turn up; no one has had much interaction with the other up to now; I made the invitations according to the category Wikipedians in Berlin. BTW, how did you get to the meeting page (just being curious here :)) And would you be so nice as to answer on my talk-page? Lectonar 13:39, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Why on your talk page? I hate splitting discussions... there was some promotion on de:WP:T/B and I got curious... -- SarazynTALKDE 13:47, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
That's why: please respond on my talk-page so that my new message box lights up, as I will notice your message sooner. Thank you. And that's some kind of promotion. Hope you don't think I'm the devil incarnate. :)))) Lectonar 14:46, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Thank you. Lectonar 14:54, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
First of all: Thank you for the award/goodie; have a

for that 2. I will move the User:Lectonar/Berlin Meeting page to WP:Meetup/Berlin; wolud you be so kind as to upload the picttures from commons to the page; I shall endeavour to write a summary and make a general fixup in the next days 3. Your "e.mail this user" function doesn't seem to work in en-wiki. Cheers. Lectonar 13:48, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

I created a page on WM Commons: English Wikipedia Berlin Meetup. Is there any use for another gallery? -- SarazynTALKDE 14:19, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Sweet photos ;). see you next time. here 15:07, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

I hope May 21st SarazynTALKDE 21:15, 14 May 2006 (UTC)


Rosetta Barnstar.png The Rosetta Barnstar
For your efforts translating English articles about Chinese history to German, you are awarded the Rosetta Barnstar. (It would have been awarded on the German Wikipedia except I can't seem to find any barnstars there...) --Nlu (talk) 15:09, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Map in Deutsch Wikipedia[edit]

You got Wei Xiao's position placed incorrectly -- his position was to the west of Chang'an, not to the northeast. --Nlu (talk) 14:17, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

I was following the desription in Emperor Guangwu of Han. That's a great example how useful maps are... Thx 4 your hint! SarazynTALKDE 14:17, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Just funny[edit]

Have a look here. I think this is seriously funny. Lectonar 09:42, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Oh, crap. I thought I could do that wacky thing to assure myself... SarazynTALKDE 10:52, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

fair use image on your userpage[edit]

I am concerned that you are using a fair use image on your userpage. The terms of the use of Image:Doctor Zoidberg.png prevent it from being used anywhere except the article in question, and particularly not on userpages. Please see Wikipedia:Fair use#Policy and Wikipedia:Removal of fair use images for more information. I'd ask that you please remove this yourself, as I do not wish to disturb your userpage/userboxes. -- malo (tlk) (cntrbtns) 00:45, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

How do you do?[edit]

I thought you might enjoy this...Cheers. Lectonar 08:54, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

h0h0h0, lovely ;), thanks. here 22:55, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Wonderful user boxes[edit]

Saw your comment regarding permission to photograph Amish people. I left a comment there, It seems to be more an issue of politeness than legality. Not that manners can be over emphasized. But it is a much milder issue for the Amish, than several Oceania and Amazon peoples who believe their life, or their soul is being diminished or taken away when photographed.

But my primary reason for writing is to compliment you on your great user boxes. And herewith, a couple of mine. CApitol3

Thank you so much! As I recall, the Amish don't believe their souls can be captured by depiction, so you're right. SarazynTALKDE 01:03, 5 October 2006 (UTC)


Hi Sarazyn

I'm also a German, but I translate from German wiki to English wiki. Somehow ended up here and less in the German wiki. I would like to ask you if we could cooperate on translations from time to time. My main topic is military history (yes, I'm a project member). Greatings Wandalstouring 17:02, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

I'd be honored :) SarazynTALKDE 09:19, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Talk:Jiang Wei[edit]

I don't know enough about the subject to be able to say whether these comments are "crap" or not, but I do know that whether stuff on a talk page is valid or correct is not a basis for deleting the talk page. Talk pages aren't held to the same standards of verifiability as articles. NawlinWiki 20:14, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Your hint..[edit]

.. on NetObjects, Inc. page is much appreciated. --Peter Eisenburger 18:11, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Danke, sagt ex-Sarazyn SarazynTALKDE 18:18, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Image:Chinese Warlords in 25 AD.jpg[edit]

Hi -- Deadkid dk (talk · contribs) added the image to the article Emperor Guangwu of Han, and I appreciate the map, but the location given for Wei Xiao in the map is wrong -- Wei's territory was to the west of Chang'an, not to the east. (It is just southeast of Dou Rong's.) Would you be able to change that? --Nlu (talk) 04:33, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Already changed it on some other guy's request... Please do it yourself, I fear that I would make it wrong again ;) SarazynTALKDE 23:57, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Help with a translation[edit]

I translated this from german to English in the article Punic military forces, but I'm not sure whether this is the best possible translation, so I'm open to suggestions.

"The central problem (to understanding) the Carthaginian political institutions is their relation to military aspects"("Das zentrale Problem des karthagischen Staatslebens ist sein Verhältnis zum Militärwesen")

Greatings Wandalstouring 23:26, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Deutsch version of Wang Mang[edit]

Hi, I don't know whether you or someone else created the family tree image file in de:Wang Mang, but it is not correct to the extent that it stated that the Princess Huanghuang was Emperor Gengshi of Han's wife. She was Emperor Ping of Han's wife. Can you look into this? Thanks. --Nlu (talk) 15:33, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Dang, you're right. Gotta fix that sometime. SarazynTALKDE 15:37, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

wikiproject Three Kingdoms[edit]

  • Thanks again for your contribs to Battle of Red Cliffs. A few of us are trying to start a wikiproject Three Kingdoms, the "under construction" version of which is being discussed here and constructed here. You're welcome to join in, if you like... Thanks again! Ling.Nut 23:12, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the invitation! I fairly contributed to the Three Kingdoms here (but I took advantage of your work here to build de:Category:Zeit der Drei Reiche on my own :) but now that I've settled with the matters I guess one day I'll optimize the minor character articles which are now stubs... I'd love to help you. Greetz, Sarazyn丁ALKDE 07:32, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

project proposal[edit]

  • If interested in WikiProject Three Kingdoms, please add your name to the project proposal to show support. It may encourage others to join. Ling.Nut 19:19, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Battle of Red Cliffs[edit]

Hey Sarazyn... you left the comment "Undecided" about Battle of Red Cliffs on WP:GAC. As long as that comment is there, no one else will review the article. They will assume that you have taken responsibility for it... Thanks! Ling.Nut 00:43, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

OMG! What do I do? I just wanted to point out my concern. Can you take care of that? Sarazyn丁ALKDE 22:54, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

(undent) Don't Panic. :-) I put it in WP:GA/R. That isn't standard procedure, but this isn't a standard case. Thanks! Ling.Nut 23:02, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Please do not use "undecided" as a GA review result. Pass/Fail/Hold are your options. Undecided would fall under Hold. These last for no less than two and no more than seven days (extensions can be granted under certain circumstances). Seven days is the typical hold period, however. A detailed list of issues found needs to be listed as well. Periodically check progress. Once issues have been addressed, promote the article. If they are not met within the hold period, fail the article. If you only have concerns that you want to point out without actually doing a review, just leave a message on the article talk page and leave the GA/N page alone so that another editor can take the review.
Regards, LaraLoveT/C 19:39, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Don't worry, Sarazyn. I did it, not you, and it's not a big deal... Ling.Nut

Sun Jian[edit]

Okay, yeah thanks for reaching me in my talk page, edit warring is not the best move, so you did the right thing. Thanks.--EveryDayJoe45 14:46, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Also, I was making refernce to Liu Bei specifically, because it sais "powerful warlord" on his page. --EveryDayJoe45 14:57, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Well, he was one of the three powerful warlords to survive the Han Dynasty, wasn't he? And being in charge of Shu & Hanzhong provided him with valuable power (see Zhuge Liang's Northern Expeditions). Sarazyn丁人LKDE 17:49, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Little while no see[edit]

Hi Sarazyn, haven't bumped into you in a little while. Hope things are going well! Ling.Nut 00:40, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

please see[edit]

Hey, did that little hiccup with the GA nom of Battle of Red Cliffs make you uncomfortable? Sorry if I somehow stepped on your toes... Ling.Nut 22:39, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
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Stub maintenance[edit]

Hello, Sarazyn. I noticed in your WP3K member description that you're thinking about doing some work on the multitude of stubs we have. If you're up to it, Liu Qi (Three Kingdoms) is a right mess. I've taken care of Liu Cong (Three Kingdoms), but I'm wrapped up in the VG project right now. This stub's all yours if you want it. Cheers. Gamer Junkie 09:20, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

User talk:AkiKimura99[edit]

This guy has awarded themself a barnstar and signed your name to it. Corvus cornixtalk 05:27, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

He did? Really? Wow. This guy sucks! :) Sarazyn丁人LKDE 09:52, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Germany Invitation[edit]

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Hello, Sarazyn! I'd like to call your attention to the WikiProject Germany and the German-speaking Wikipedians' notice board. I hope their links, sub-projects and discussions are interesting and even helpful to you. If not, I hope that new ones will be.

--Zeitgespenst (talk) 21:09, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Meetup in Athens[edit]

Hello Jonathan. I am aware of the meetup though it is highly likely that i won't be in Athens on the 31st of March. I also saw the proposal of the place, i ll try to have a walk around the area of interest to see if there is some place else it can be held. Thanks --Alaniaris (talk) 13:24, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes, i 've seen it. If i 'm gone though it ll be from the 29th of March till the 15th of April. But i 'll know for sure by the 25th so i might as well make it on one of the meetups (or both if i 'm very lucky!!!) --Alaniaris (talk) 13:53, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello from me too. I am highly intrested in such a meeting, but unfortunately i wont be in Athens till 1st of April. Please inform me for any arrangements and anything new on this subject Ppapadeas (talk) 21:22, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Paul Maas[edit]

I edited your draft without realising it was still in userspace ... just small points. Charles Matthews (talk) 16:36, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

That's nice, thx. I've lost track of translating it, soooo hard... Sarazyn丁人LKDE 01:04, 26 March 2008 (UTC)


I declined your speedy deletion request for Image:Werjae.jpg because it is not clear that the image is not PD. It would be better to request deletion in WP:IFD, where you can explain in detail why it is not PD. (Many sysops, like me, are not familiar with German copyright laws.) Pegasus «C¦ 03:30, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

It's quite simple: The picture was clearly taken in the 50s or 60s. This means that its author can't be dead long enough to be in the public domain. Therefore, the picture still is copyrighted and should be deleted. Sarazyn丁人LKDE 16:50, 18 April 2008 (UTC)


Your note about the Friedrich Solmsen article was much appreciated. How nice of you to take the time to leave it. Cynwolfe (talk) 21:40, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

I seem to remember not being sure about Solmsen's year of birth based on whatever info I had, so yes, it's best to go with your source. I've written a very few articles on classical scholars, and most of them are quite insubstantial, but when I rely on a scholar frequently in writing other kinds of articles, I like to have a link to lend some substance to their authority. My user page has a list of articles that are mainly my work; the only one on a scholar that's anywhere near as developed as Solmsen's is Pieter Willem van der Horst, because after I wrote my usual bland stub, someone left a note pointing me to an extremely interesting controversy he was involved in. The only modern scholar I plan to develop a "real" article on at present is Elizabeth Rawson; I've now got the goods to do so, but must finish up a few other things I'm working on first. Cynwolfe (talk) 20:52, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Emmanuel Kriaras[edit]

Hi. I don't know if you saw my message the last time, but a blog is not a reliable source, so it cannot be used as a citation for Emmanuel Kriaras's date of birth. Furthermore, this particular blog proves itself to be an unreliable source by contradicting itself: How can he be in his 104th year if that article is from July 22, 2009 and he was born in November? That only works with the April date of birth, which was sourced to a news article about his birthday that has now gone offline. If you have a better source for the November birthdate, then I'll gladly accept the change, since the old source for April has disappeared, but a blog won't do, sorry. Cheers, CP 15:43, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Hmmm... interesting. Perhaps the best idea would be to put "November 1906" and add a footnote saying essentially what you wrote on my talk page? Cheers, CP 20:57, 9 March 2010 (UTC)


Thanks, Jonathan, for your kind message on my talk page -- I'm sorry I was slow to reply, but I'm working hard on a conference paper right now (about the luxuries of King Solomon: not too far, in fact, from my usual subject area). And thank you for putting my biography on de:wiki. It's good to be there! Very best wishes -- Andrew Dalby 14:54, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Translation of Page?[edit]

I noticed that has a page about Cueva Antón, however, there is no Cueva Antón on Judging by the fact that you do speak German (Ich bin nur Deutsch lernen), could you translate?  A p3rson  20:31, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

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Paul Gerhard Schmidt[edit]

Thanks for the interwiki link. BTW, there's a translation template on the talk page giving proper attribution to the German article. Thank you, Drmies (talk) 15:33, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

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Zhang Qian travels[edit]

Hi Jonathan, thanks for your file ZhangQianTravel.jpg . Unfortunately, there is one inconsitency: the Yuezhi (old transcription: Yüeh-chih) are transcripted this way in pinyin; Yuehzhi is wrong (one "h" that should not be there). Reilinger (talk) 13:00, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

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The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

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Hi! Thanks for your help last week. I've translated another article, Theodor Birt, and added some paragraphs. The translation template needs a version number etc. Is it obvious where to find these? Any comments or criticism welcome. JohnD'Alembert (talk) 23:12, 20 September 2014 (UTC)