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Wikipedia talk:Polish Wikipedians' notice board[edit]

Zapraszam. Appleseed (Talk) 18:20, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

The Princely Houses of Poland[edit]

Thank you for that article. When you create a new Poland-related article, please list it at Portal:Poland/New article announcements, so we can help with fleshing it out. You may also want to use Polish letters (i.e. Radziwiłł instead of Radziwill).--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 18:33, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Guenther Grass[edit]

Hi,

He's not generally regarded Polish and he doesn't declare himself Polish either. Guenther Grass says he's German. Kpjas 18:03, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Stewart[edit]

Of course she is of Polish descent/Polish-American. But we need a source that just calls her "Polish" if we are to put her on an actual list of Poles. Mad Jack 15:59, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

No, I know that. Your source doesn't call her "Polish". THat's what it needs to do for her to be on the list of Polish people (i.e. as opposed to the list of Polish-Americans). Mad Jack 17:24, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
Oh, and Iggy Pop is not Polish at all (the IMDB is full of fan-submitted junk information and should not be used as a source). According to this full-length book biography, searchable online,[1] - Iggy Pop is Irish and English on his father's side (his father was adopted by a Swedish-American family, hence the name) and Danish and Norwegian on his mother's. Cheers... Mad Jack 17:36, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Wallington, New Jersey ancestry info[edit]

What is the source for the Wallington, New Jersey ancestry info you added, and which you are adding to other articles? A source should always be indicated and this would be helpful for Walington and other municipalities. Alansohn 17:49, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Ancestries[edit]

I note that you are adding information on ancestries to various city articles. Please take a moment to ensure that the articles you are linking to are actually articles about the relevant ethnic groups; for example, Germans or German American rather than German; French people rather than French, and so forth. Thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia! --Russ (talk) 16:56, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Andrew Johnson[edit]

How do you know Andy is a Polish Briton? Kowalmistrz 21:59, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Er... do I? -- Mattythewhite 22:02, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
It wasn't me, I've just looked back on Johnson's page, and it was IP 81.111.76.84 that added this category. -- Mattythewhite 22:06, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
Thats okay mate. -- Mattythewhite 22:12, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

List of Polish Jews[edit]

Your help is needed in preventing the addition of unsourced names to the list. The tagged names like Wocjciech Jerzy Has and Michał Waszyński have stayed on the list unreferenced for weeks now. I tried to get others to look for what I couldn't find by making a comment on Source on the talk page. I was ignored. These names can not stay forever as some people wish. 141.213.211.73 02:10, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Polanski[edit]

Please discuss the move at talk:Roman Polanski. So far no one has shown that he uses a diacritical, so I don't see why we would insert one. -Will Beback · · 01:37, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Vietnamese Europeans[edit]

Re your edit: Got a source for the number of Vietnamese people in Poland? Thanks, cab 01:41, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Republic of Ireland[edit]

That's a pretty neat fact about the language. Can you provide a cite for it in the article, though? Please don't remove the {{citation required}} tag! If you need some help adding your reference, I'll be glad to assist. Thanks :) - Alison 16:59, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the reply. I added your reference - Take a look :) - Alison 17:16, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Category:Polish Jews[edit]

Hi. I see you added Benny Begin to this category. Although his father Menachem was indeed Polish (albeit born in Belarus), Benny is a Sabra (i.e. native-born Israeli) and I don't think he should be in this category - almost all Jews born in Israel were born to parents or grandparents from other countries. If you have no objections, I will remove him and several others (e.g. Ehud Barak) from this category. Number 57 11:07, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes, he is of Polish origin, but as he was born in Israel and doesn't hold Polish citizenship (like Barak), he isn't really a "Polish Jew", more like an "Israeli of Polish descent". As I said, the problem is that almost all Israelis could be classed in this way if this definition is used. Ben Sahar on the other hand, is a Polish Jew as although he was born in Israel, he holds Polish citizenship. Number 57 11:24, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Do you think ethnic origin for Jews in Israel (beyond Ashkenazi/Mizrahi/Ethiopian) is a notable enough topic to merit a category? I am of the opinion that it isn't, but if you think it is, try bringing it up on the Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Israel to see what others think. Number 57 11:39, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Polish Britons[edit]

Usunolem "* Jennifer Martinska, dream-liver" a nie Michael Marks. JRWalko 21:05, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Country / origin categories[edit]

Why do you remove a category from René Goscinny again, even after I added a source on the talkl page (as requested), when on the other hand you add such a category to Diane Wakoski, even though there is no source for that either? Please be a bit consistent in the rules you apply... 18:37, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Coetzee[edit]

First, it makes the term "Polish Australian" meaningless if we let a generation thrice removed determine the nature of citizenship. Second, there is nothing in Coetzee's output particularly Polish. Cheers. Iterator12n Talk 19:56, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Paul Erdos[edit]

Hi, you added category "University of Warsaw alumni" to the article Paul Erdős. What were the reasons/basis for that? It appears that Paul Erdos was not really connected with Warsaw Univ. If this category is not a mistake, and you have some interesting info (with a source) on the topic, maybe it should be added to the article? Best, Andrzej (Stotr (talk) 20:21, 9 December 2007 (UTC))

Gwyneth Paltrow[edit]

It says in early life "Paltrow's father was of Ashkenazi Russian Jewish descent and her mother was raised a Quaker". All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 21:29, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland

We are now dividing our members into active, semi-active (have not edited a Poland-related article in more then three months) and inactive (have not edited at all for three months or more). You are active on Wikipedia but I see you've not edited any Poland-related articles in in many months; we are moving you to semi-active category. Please consider participating in our project activities again in the future.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 17:41, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

J. M. Coetzee[edit]

Hiya. I've left a message for you at Talk:J. M. Coetzee. Cordless Larry (talk) 16:02, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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  1. Maria Janion - Find sources: "Maria Janion" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images

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Polish Cultural Institute[edit]

I have tagged Polish Cultural Institute for speedy deletion because it consists mainly of promotional language. If you object to the deletion of the article, please do not remove the tag; instead, place a {{hangon}} template on the article and explain on the talk page why you believe Polish Cultural Institute should be retained. Thanks, Cunard (talk) 07:36, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Copyvio at Princely Houses of Poland[edit]

I've had to delete large portions of the content you added at Princely Houses of Poland. It appears that the comments in the table were directly copied from polishnobles.com, a copyrighted web site. That's a copyright violation, and so I was required to remove it. If you wish to write new text to restore this information, please review the copyright policy and copyright FAQ before proceeding—as I'm sure you're aware, copyright violations can lead to blocks. // ⌘macwhiz (talk) 16:43, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Members activity[edit]

Hi. I am conducting another activity check for Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland. It seems to me that you are "semi-active". Feel free to change your status here as soon as you make 10 or more edits on Poland-related articles per month! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 19:16, 14 April 2011 (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?

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Proposed deletion of Ha!art[edit]

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The article Ha!art has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

no verifiable evidence of notability (WP:N), there's no data in the article to verify any criteria of WP:NME, no basic info like circulation or year of the first issue, poor language (for eg. it sounds like there's articles mostly about two musical bands), no sources, seems to be original research

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Proposed deletion of Akcent (magazine)[edit]

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Order of precedence help, please[edit]

User talk:Trajanis#Baby Cambridge's precedence (re: Order of precedence in England and Wales) DBD 14:20, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Kowalmistrz, I do not believe I am making a basic mistake. Even the official website of the British monarchy (precedence page) states: "Generally speaking, the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of a Sovereign, as well as their spouses, are members of the Royal Family. First cousins of the monarch may also be included. Children are included on coming of age or after they have completed their education." http://www.royal.gov.uk/ThecurrentRoyalFamily/Successionandprecedence/Precedence/Overview.aspx As such, a royal HRH great grandson of the current Sovereign certainly ranks at the Royal Family level (at the very least following HRH Prince Michael). By contrast, George, Earl of St Andrews is a great grandchild of a former Sovereign, so I see no basis to place the new Prince George of Cambridge below him in precedence. In any event, we shall see for certain where the new prince fits in the table of precedence at the Royal Family level when he comes of age, but it is misleading in my opinion to place him now at the level of the Earl of St Andrews.Trajanis (talk) 05:30, 25 July 2013 (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?
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  • 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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