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Saskatchewan award[edit]

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Jwkozak91 has received this award in 2009 for improvements to Saskatchewan related articles as well as creating new articles. See also the announcement in the Wikipedia:WikiProject Saskatchewan/Newsletter/March 2009 newsletter !!!


Wikiproject Saskatchewan Newsletter 2009 * Wikiproject Saskatchewan Newsletter 2010 * Feedback: Saskatchewan Elections

Happy new year![edit]

Tigryulia's parents.

Happy new year. Keep looking forward in 2010!
Mariah-Yulia • Talk to me! 18:03, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

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Привіт! I noticed you are interested in Ukraine-related articles (thanks for cleaning up articles like Ukrainian parliamentary election, 1990‎!), so you may want to check out the WikiProject Ukraine, a tool to help perfect the Ukrainian related articles on the English Wikipedia. We would be glad to have you as a member of WikiProject Ukraine!

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Portal:Ukraine[edit]

Hi Jwkozak91! If you're interested, please check the Ukraine portal for current work in progress on Ukraine related articles or for areas requiring further attention. You can announce the new articles you create at Portal:Ukraine/New article announcements board, and please make sure to add this board to your watchlist. Welcome, Invest in knowledge (talk) 06:36, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

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Ukrainian placenames[edit]

First of all I am impressed with the additions you have made. But a thought occurred to me. Most of the places listed were never towns, because the Ukrainians were given the chance to name their own towns.

It would be interesting to expand on the fact that Ukrainians in Canada didn't get the chance to name most of the towns that they live in. In fact the most important Ukrainian settlements often have French names since Ukrainians typically settled around existing French bloc settlements (e.g. Vegreville, Dauphin). Also, so many towns in Western Canada were named by the railways. See List of Grand Trunk Pacific Railway stations.

What Ukrainians did have (some) control over was naming of their rural communities, centered around rural churches, schools, and post offices. These are not towns, and we should not claim that they are, but they are an important subject in their own right.

Perhaps we need a article as well as a list. Place naming in Western Canada or similar. --Kevlar (talkcontribs) 20:03, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

I've built on your changes, see if you approve. --Kevlar (talkcontribs) 02:09, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
I believe that Freedom was originally a German settlement and the name was changed during the anti-German wave of WWI, but I don't have any evidence for that. The location and spelling for Halych are taken from a map published by the County of Westlock so I think it is authoritative. --Kevlar (talkcontribs) 15:11, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Vita, Manitoba[edit]

I notice that there was a time when you did make some additions to this article. I have expanded the Ukrainian article in the Ukrainian Wikipedia. I would have done the same here, but someone erroneously labelled me as a vandalizer and I am barred from editing the English version. Could you expand this article on the basis of the UkrWiki, please. --205.200.78.142 (talk) 07:23, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

I'll try, but моє Українці is not very добре. Anyway, дякую for asking. Jwkozak91 (talk) 07:42, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Happy Easter![edit]

Happy Easter!
This year on the same day in the East and West!
Mariah-Yulia • Talk to me! 15:53, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Ivan Franko's political affiliation[edit]

Well, frankly, me being from that city I can tell you that most of its residents to this day are puzzled what was the purpose for renaming the city in that manner. The only fact that was explained for renaming the city is that Franko was one of the greatest Ukrainian writers and he used to visited the city spending there, like, almost two days or something. In his wiki article however someone wrote another pretty wild fact, though, that his family was German. That is simply off the chain. I do not know who Mr. Snyder is, but claiming Franko to be a German national is pretty wild. As well as that his family name Frank in German means blacksmith. Now that I can guarantee is wrong. I studied German in school for some 10 years that word for blacksmith is Schmidt as Smith in English. I will correct that as it was tagged since February. On the subject of his political views I believe that is a kind of speculation claiming that because Franko was a socialist was the reason why the name of the city was changed. The other reason could be also the fact that he was part of the Moscowphile movement. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 11:56, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

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[[Disappeared file image|thumb|right|Happy independence day too! — Mariah-Yulia • Talk to me! 21:17, 24 August 2010 (UTC)]]

Re:David Karwacki excluded from 2007 election infobox[edit]

I can totally understand where you are coming from, but...
We often seem to have this situation where parties with no representation in a legislative body are added to the leader's infobox. Supporters of the other parties cry foul, suggesting that wikipedia is trying to influence votes by adding the unrepresented parties in the leader's infobox, and therefore delete them. Then those who support the party accuse wikipedia of distorting the truth/keeping the smaller parties down.
For examples of this, just look at the talk page for the next federal election, or the most recent New Brunswick general election.

Due to this controversy, we usually try to keep leader's infoboxes to leaders who have representation in a particular legislative body, and if one of the minor parties gains a seat, then they will be added as well. That being said, the fact that the SK Liberals participated in the debate is something that could be used to justify it being there, as Elizabeth May was in the 2008 leader's debates.

I'm not sure quite how to proceed. I think a Wikipedia:Third Opinion may be able to clear this up for us. Until then, feel free to put Mr. Karwacki's information back in the infobox, just make sure to put a "replace image male" photo for his image, so that it is more symmetrical.--Bkissin (talk) 18:23, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Belarusian presidential election, 2010[edit]

Hi Jwkozak91, thanks for the useful edits in the article; one question: what do you mean with

the lack of consensus over a shared Belarusian national identity, one that is still divided between an older Soviet-base one, and supported by the government, versus a symbolic medieval-based one[clarification needed]<!-what about the identities that neighbours Lithuania and Slovakia are building?->

--Dans (talk) 01:08, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Did you mean Latvia? And which kind of identity interaction do you refer to? Bests,--Dans (talk) 01:08, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

nice work. i was hoping some day to add a list of all the imprisoned. what do you think? it is so sad and depressing, hard to work on it. but i feel some day it must be done. we are in the middle of the trials, yes? so heartbreaking. please let me know your thoughts. Decora (talk) 04:00, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For all your great work on the Belarusian presidential election, 2010 entry, thanks! Sloggerbum (talk) 21:53, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

Happy new year to you and З Різдвом Христовим!
Mariah-Yulia • Talk to me! 20:39, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

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Thanks for your zpelling corrections at the recent Declaration of Independence of Ukraine articles I worked on. I highly appreciate it. (I still think I contribute to this Wikipedia with a near-native level of English; but with a not as good as the best native English speakers level Big smile.png.)
Yulia Romero • Talk to me! 00:42, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Amazing Race format[edit]

Over the summer a new format was decided upon at Talk:The Amazing Race, placing items such as Roadblock icons at the beginning of lines if the clue directs contestants to go to a different location. It's confusing, yes, but it provides the most accurate information of where they travelled.—Ryulong (琉竜) 10:20, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

I've replied to your post! Please reply to this here. And then, feel more than free to delete this post. From: Garnershiqian (talk) 01:54, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

The Amazing Race 18[edit]

Language icons are only necessary when it is a link to a page that is not in English. You do not need to label different languages in text.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 18:53, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Oh – OK, sorry! I won't make that mistake again! – Jwkozak91 (talk) 19:04, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

The Amazing Race 19, Leg 7[edit]

Anything about how the Sunbird Livingstonia being named after Livingston is trivia and should not be on the article. We do not mention any other factoid about the places they go unless it fits in with the image caption.—Ryulong (竜龙) 21:50, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Istanbul/Ankara[edit]

My mistake on which was the capital, but this was wholly unimportant as Istanbul is still a major city. I've been removing trivial mentions of the subnational divisions from across the Amazing Race pages. The Marmara Region information was just the first.—Ryulong (琉竜) 08:33, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

UKR CDN edits[edit]

I hear what you're saying, but dialect doesn't change the word. While what you're saying is probably the case, maybe it belongs better in a etymology section on the actual kielbasa article than saying "or kubasa", the latter could be too open, why not make it "or kubasa or cobassa or kobasa or kabasa or...", get what I'm saying? The thing with OUN is...well I don't know, both statements are true. OUN fought in all of western ukraine, and went into soviet ukraine as well, but as far as poland goes, that concerns eastern galicia (ternopil, stanislaviv, lviv, drohobych) and volyn, but also chelm and krakow and lublin i believe. I figured "interwar poland" was too broad a region. That's my rationale, at least.--Львівське (talk) 06:00, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Formatting Canadian electoral district articles[edit]

I am soliciting opinions on how percentages should be shown in electoral district results tables here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Electoral_districts_in_Canada#Formatting_results_tables. Your opinion would be welcome. Regards, Ground Zero | t 02:29, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Alberta general elections[edit]

You seem to know a lot about past Alberta general elections. Do you care to explain how this information has come about? 117Avenue (talk) 05:16, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

"The" Ukraine in 1944 MLA biographies[edit]

Thank you for the information and reference. I find that Ukrainian Canadian is less specific for persons born in the area which is now the country of Ukraine, but that's me. My intent was to recognize their area of origin but maybe "Ukrainian-born" would be preferable to "native of the Ukraine" in that regard. --Big_iron (talk) 09:52, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Ok, sold. --Big_iron (talk) 10:21, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Scotties colours[edit]

Hi, I've reverted your edits. My main issue is with making Nova Scotia blue. Nova Scotia's uniforms were purple for a good number of years. I'm not sure when they changed to navy blue, probably around 10 years ago. Anyways, the kind of edits you're making affect other events, like the Brier, so we should come up with a consensus first. -- Earl Andrew - talk 01:28, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

I seem to recall differently... But I can't find anything on google to prove it one way or the other. I do know that about 10 years ago, a curler on my team who had just come from NS had won an NS coat in a Scotties contest and it was purple. I seem to recall NS wearing purple before then. But, I could be wrong. -- Earl Andrew - talk

RE: List of longest ruling non-royal national leaders "since 20th century"[edit]

And you are telling me this because...? Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 04:49, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

List of current state leaders by date of assumption of office[edit]

I see you reverted my edit, reflecting leaders who have held the same office before their nation's independence. Since the article is titled by date of assumption of office, shouldn't it reflect dates like 1967 for the Sultan of Brunei? For instance, the current President of South Sudan has held that title and that position continuously since 2005, and South Sudan's independence in 2005 had zero effect on his position. I fail to see how my edit is illogical, when your revision leaves those four leaders not satisfying the name of the list. Dralwik|Have a Chat 01:28, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

As I think it over, I will now admit you have a case with Brunei, based on how much control Bandar Seri Begawan had over its relationship with neighbouring states before 1984. However, the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic and the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic had their foreign affairs and defence & border control policies rigidly commanded by Moscow; the same scenario with the Southern Sudan autonomous region (2005–2011) and Khartoum. In my humble opinion, if a state has no control over its own defences, relations with its neighbours and is not recognized by the United Nations, then it is not independent.– Jwkozak91 (talk) 01:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Alright, I can accept that compromise. I'll go revert the change I just did to Kosovo (the current Prime Minister came in a month before the independence declaration). Brunei is tricky since the British oversaw national defense, but Brunei had foreign relations with its neighbors and its constitution as a protectorate, which is still in effect, names the Sultan as head of state with the British Commissioner in a more sort of advisory position. But you do have a good point in that the Stans were nowhere near independent under Moscow's rule. Thanks, Dralwik|Have a Chat 02:02, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

milos zeman[edit]

Hey man, you wanted apply to this list and list of prime ministers dates of final sworning in czech cabinets so i done this. – Aight 2009 (talk) 01:38, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

O le Ao o le Malo[edit]

The title O le Ao o le Malo is by definition not a monarchal title and existed within a republic. In practice it may follow hereditary tribal traditions. The title President of North Korea has only been held by the Kim family.KAVEBEAR (talk) 15:12, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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Amazing Race[edit]

The "autonomous communities of Spain" and anything other than Hong Kong and Macau in the People's Republic of China do not count. Do not make them unique, again, please.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 05:42, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Stop gathering everything you are told about the amazing race in a section all the way at the top of your user talk.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 17:22, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Flags[edit]

Hey, the flags at the roster templates on the ice hockey articles are really not needed and too much of a detail. I reverted them, no worries... See here. Kante4 (talk) 16:46, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Ask[edit]

why you removed Crimea referedum from 2014 National Election Calender? Is wikipedia still a free encyclopedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zhou Guanhuai (talkcontribs) 12:14, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

There are Two Governments of Libya[edit]

Libya now have two Governments. Libya's new prime minister, Ahmed Maiteeq, held his first Cabinet meeting at Prime minister's office Monday after police forces helped him take over the building. http://www.ibtimes.com/new-libyan-cabinet-premier-ahmed-maiteeq-meets-after-police-take-over-building-1593533
we should put the two names as the prime minster of Libya (Disputed) with Abdullah al-Thanay as interim PM and Ahmed Maiteeq as PM 3bdulelah (talk) 20:19, 5 June 2014 (UTC)