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move Celts (modern) to Celtic identity[edit]

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September 2012[edit]

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Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Please make sure to include an edit summary. Please provide one before saving your changes to an article, as the summaries are quite helpful to people browsing an article's history. Thanks! Jim1138 (talk) 22:26, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

These are really important, especially when there is no clear justification for an edit. Having found that your edits to Celts seem to contradict the source (which suggests you just ignored the source and added your personal analysis), I'm tempted to revert most of your edits as unjustified. Dougweller (talk) 09:36, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
And not to pile on, but at Ptolemaic Dynasty, all I was asking was that you cite either a reliable source, include an edit summary, or cite a discussion to gain consensus. I clearly assumed good faith as noted by "reverted good faith edits by". I'm hoping you're not that IP, or in cahoots with that IP, because if so that could be considered sock puppetry. I am, for the time being, going to assume that that's just my paranoia kicking in, but I will monitor it. Edit summary, edit summary, edit summary. Thanks--Go Phightins! (talk) 11:06, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

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Military history of ancient Gaul[edit]

I don't agree with redirecting this to "battles involving the Gauls." Military history is more than a list of battles. It can include articles on military structure and organization, types of equipment, subcategories on military commanders and ranks, and so on. Compare Category:Military history of ancient Rome. I think you might want to ask for some input at WP:WikiProject Celts on some of the changes you're making singlehandedly. No offense, but you're making rather sweeping changing for someone with fewer than 300 edits. Cynwolfe (talk) 14:54, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

No problem. See my response at my talk page. Cynwolfe (talk) 16:04, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Helvetii[edit]

Hello. You have made several edits to various pages changing the identification of the Helvetii as Gauls rather than Celts. On what sources do you base these edits?  Sandstein  22:57, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

I've responded on your talkpage. Krakkos (talk) 00:23, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Britannica[edit]

Thanks for your work but I really don't think the Britannica is a satisfactory source. See for instance the discussion at [1] and my comments at Talk:Tocharians. Dougweller (talk) 10:01, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

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March 2013[edit]

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Recent article moves: no rationale given[edit]

Greetings. I wanted to ask about your rationale for several recent moves to pages (namely Norse architecture and Norse art), as you left no reasoning for the page moves nor initiated any discussion for such a move, nor any evidence of the prior names. It is customary prior to making any move that could possibly be considered controversial to raise the issue via a template message so that others may discuss the move, and even in those cases, leaving a rationale for the move. Morgan Riley (talk) 00:32, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

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Suev* vs Sueb*[edit]

Why are you suppressing the spelling "Suevi" etc.? It is as common in English as the alternative. Srnec (talk) 03:49, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

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Be Bold but not Reckless[edit]

Read talk pages first. Talk:Anatolians_(Indo-European_people)#Requested_move. Cavann (talk) 17:06, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

May 2013[edit]

Please stop your disruptive editing. Your edits have been reverted or removed.

Do not continue to make edits that appear disruptive until the dispute is resolved through consensus. Continuing to edit disruptively may result in your being blocked from editing. Now you are being disruptive by creating a copy of Ancient Anatolians in List of ancient peoples of Anatolia Cavann (talk) 21:38, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Category Tags[edit]

Hi Krakkos - you seem to have spent a good portion of today removing category tags from a massive range of articles. While I applaud your diligence, I'm very unclear as to what your aim is, and as a result I'm tempted to start reverting your changes. Using Edit Summaries would perhaps make it clearer to the other users watching the pages you are editing as to what you are trying to accomplish. Gabhala (talk) 22:10, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

I've no problem with that per se, but you have been blazing a trail through literally dozens of articles, with no explanation of exactly what you're doing. That's bound to raise some hackles, or at the very least, eyebrows... Gabhala (talk) 22:20, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

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Category:North Germanic peoples[edit]

Was there a discussion somewhere about emptying the category? I see you are moving all pages that had Category:North Germanic peoples to Category:North Germanic peoples... Howcome? — -dainomite   20:17, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Heya, I saw your reply, I was just curious howcome you were merging them or if there was a discussion with other folks about it somewhere. Cheers, — -dainomite   20:23, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
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August 2013[edit]

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Stop icon This is your last warning. The next time you remove the maintenance templates from Wikipedia articles without resolving the problem that the template refers to, as you did at Goths, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Saddhiyama (talk) 22:02, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

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infoboxes[edit]

Are you planning to transclude Template:Infobox Slavs anywhere else other than Slavs? If not, this is then improper. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 07:19, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Category:Germanic peoples redux[edit]

Howcome you are removing Category:North Germanic peoples, Category:East Germanic peoples, Category:West Germanic peoples from articles and changing the categories to be a soft redirect to Category:Germanic peoples? Maunus and I voiced our disagreement with you doing this before and now you are back at it again. Was there a discussion held somewhere to remove all these categories from these pages or are you doing it on your own volition? — -dainomite   17:28, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

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No opinion on the quality of this editor's edits but since when is "sweeping unexplained and undiscussed changes over numerous articles" a reason for a block? What happened to WP:BOLD? And for a freakin' week? This is some total bullshit here, unless I'm missing some AN/I discussion or something. (Given all that I wouldn't be surprised if this editor was a sock puppet or somethin'). Volunteer Marek  01:06, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

I assume that since he was blocked for a week his recent contribs were akin to his German category edits but far worse. His previous mass edits which as you can read a few sections up almost resulted in User:WilliamThweatt going to WP:AN/I. — -dainomite   01:39, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Where is the evidence for "far worse"? And "almost resulted in ... going to AN/I" is not the same as "consensus for a long block". It just means someone once made a threat, perhaps empty, of "going to AN/I". That's all. This looks like a textbook bogus block. Volunteer Marek  01:45, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
And speaking of AN/I, I'm perfectly open to an explanation here - maybe there was some kind of discussion or rationale that I'm missing. But a week block is pretty dang long. Especially for a user with a clean block log. So either you guys know something I don't, or this is total bullshit. And if no illumination with regard to the relevant discussion or rationale is forthcoming, then yeah... I'm going to AN/I. Volunteer Marek  01:47, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Where did I ever say that there was evidence of anything, or that going to AN/I was the same as consensus for a long block? — -dainomite   02:01, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
So no evidence, no AN/I discussion, no consensus and it's a long block - then you agree that this was an unwarranted block?  Volunteer Marek  02:03, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
I don't know if an AN/I discussion ever took place, you are free to search for one if you would like. — -dainomite   02:08, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

The sequence of events leading to this block are as follows. Krakkos made this edit without leaving an edit summary. I undid the edit for the reason explained in my edit summary. Krakkos then immediately reapplied the edit, again without leaving a summary or otherwise explaining. I then noticed that the user was making similar edits on an industrial scale, all without edit summary. I then noticed that the user had warnings (including a final warning) on their page for edit warring and for repeatedly making large scale controversial changes to categories. The new edits seemed to be an extension of the category edits. This editor does not communicate in any way with other editors and responds to warnings by merely carrying on. The editing environment is poisoned for other editors by such behavious, and since it was large scale and currently ongoing I blocked to protect the encyclopaedia as administrators are supposed to do. The purpose of this block is to force Krakkos to discuss with others before continuing. The situation I could see was similar to an out of control bot, it is pointless talking to an entity that won't talk back, block is the only option. The length of the block is irrelevant here, as with a bot block, the block can be lifted as soon as the problem is fixed. SpinningSpark 08:28, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Is not leaving an edit summary a reason for a weeklong ban? Is reverting an editor once a reason for a weeklong ban? Regarding my unintentional revert at Vandals, i thought i had made a mistake while doing my original edit, not noticing later that you had previously reverted me. Last time i checked there were no separate rules between reverting a regular editor and an administrator. You present me as a rogue editor based upon a warning i recieved from User:Saddhiyama. This incident is yet another example of poor admin behaviour; on 2 August 2013, Saddhiyama accused me of "disruptive editing" for correcting an obvious WP:OC at Normans, then, two minutes later, he gives me a "final warning" for a harmless edit i made at Goths two months earlier in June 2013. Just like you used this unjustied final warning to block me, this unjustified block can be used in the future to discredit my edits. I admit that did i could have been more communicative regarding the Vandals dispute, but this block was unfair. Krakkos (talk) 20:12, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

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Regarding your recent edits on Latins[edit]

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howdy[edit]

Hello Krakkos, you can call me 74. Over at the West Germanic tribes page, you redirected to another article, citing a source that the topics were not the same. I reverted your redirect, and added some sources. But it looks like today, you are also redirectly most of the Italic articles. This does not seem right to me. Do you not think wikipedia should have articles on historical topics? Notability is not temporary, right? 74.192.84.101 (talk) 18:19, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Howdy 74, i'm not quite sure what you mean. Did i do something wrong by redirecting Italic tribes to Italic peoples, just like Germanic tribes and Slavic tribes are redirected to Germanic peoples and Slavic peoples? What have i done to deserve being stalked by you and Yngvadottir? This is really frustrating :( Krakkos (talk) 18:38, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Krakkos, I see several messages above about your converting articles into redirects without discussion, and changing links to efface the traces that they once existed as articles. You've been told before that this is not always going to meet with agreement and that you should therefore discuss such actions on article talkpages. In answer to your question, one of your delinkings brought your West Germanic tribes edit to my attention via my watchlist; which is the kind of thing we have watchlists for. I see that you cited a source in support of your repeat redirecting of that particular article, and that's good - but did it occur to you to check whether that is the dominant academic viewpoint (or basically to perform a WP:BEFORE check on the topic? Academics do sometimes disagree; and also it is possible to overgeneralize what they write in one particular publication. Please consider whether removing these articles - as opposed to tagging them as unsourced or preferably, looking for a source to add yourself - is helpful to the encyclopedia. Yngvadottir (talk) 18:45, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Sorry that you feel stalked, that is not my intent. But this is wikipedia, everybody has an edit-history, right? It is there, so that people can look up what sort of work other editors are doing. Getting other eyeballs to look at stuff, and mutually helping improve stuff, is the whole point of making it the 'pedia anyone can edit.
  In this particular case, Yngvadottir had the west germanic tribes on their watchlist, and when you redirected that article, blanking all the content, Yngvadottir mentioned it to me, saying they didn't have time to work on it properly. I'm no expert, but a quick WP:GOOG turned up dozens of sources, so I added them. I also added the source you found, into the article; it's an improvement, thanks for finding the Wolfram stuff.
  Before posting a note here, I looked at your history, to see what kind of editing you like, and what kind of topics you work in. The recent Italic stuff, I brought up because it was different from the West Germanic tribes... you reworked the redirects, but no deletion was involved. I don't know how those should be organized, speaking frankly.  :-)   Not my field. It depends on what the WP:RS actually say, and also, since they are pure redirect, on what the readership comes looking for. As editors, though, we should try not to impose structure, which is not reflected in the sources, or in readership-search-queries, methinks. Consistency with other analogical topics, isn't as important as being consistent with sources, and with common keyword-patterns.
  In the case of the Italic tribes thing, it looked like there was no content to speak of, at the moment. (Maybe there should be? Again, I'm not an expert on that stuff.) However, in the case of the West Germanic tribes, there *was* significant content; the tribes, as a political topic, are found in WP:RS which talk about kingships and such. The article only had a few sentences of prose, true, but it also had a list of West Germanic tribes and sub-tribes. You redirected to Germanic Peoples, which for instance mentioned the Chatti in a quote by Pliny the Elder, and also in the navbox, but doesn't say the Chatti were a West Germanic tribe. There is also the List_of_Germanic_peoples article, linked at the bottom of the place you redirected to, which has the Chatti, but again doesn't give their geographic location. Of course, there is also the West Germanic language article... which, as the first few paragraphs of Germanic Peoples explains, might not be identical with the tribes.
  The point here, is that when you redirected West Germanic tribes, you effectively deleted information from mainspace. That's bad for the readership, right? Not to mention, making more work for editors, who end up having to recreate that content later. Frustrating. And because you didn't take the article to AfD, but simply overwrote the page with a redirect, the removal of content could easily have been missed; that somebody noticed it (Yngvadottir), was just luck. The topic seems to pass WP:N with flying colors, even from a brief bit of WP:GOOG, so it frustrates me that you treated the West Germanic tribes prose-and-integrated-list, in almost the exact same way you treated the Ancient Italic tribes (which was already just a redirect, that you tweaked slightly). Do you understand where I'm coming from here?
  Anyhoo, I hope this better explains what I mean, as you asked. I understand your frustration at other people criticizing your editing; that is natural. For what it is worth, I think your mainspace-edit to Bibliotheca historica was spot on, and your policy-edit to Germanic-speaking Europe clear & lucid. You made some tiny spelling goofs in Herod_the_Great, but that's no prob, I do the same thing all the time (other editors in nearby paragraphs had more significant grammar-problems... I fixed it up a bit while I was there). Over at Helveconae, you deleted a significant portion of the article; I'd rather you have copied it to the article-talkpage, but hey, the content *was* speculative (it said as much right when Botteville inserted that stuff back in 2005). Maybe it can be sourced, maybe not; you are not WP:REQUIRED to find the sources, if you don't wish to. So I'm not frustrated at that Helveconae deletion, it seemed justified, even if I think it could be done a bit differently. Point being, you do good work, from what I can tell. Thanks for that, it's appreciated.
  But the redirect of West Germanic tribes, wiping the material in the process, seemed well across the line to me: WP:FIXTHEPROBLEM is policy. Quite frustrating to see good information deleted, even if it is still technically in the history (somewheres). If something is a BLP violation, or COPYVIO, or simply WP:NOT, then it needs to go, sure! But none of those were the issue at West Germanic tribes; there were plenty of sources easily available... spanning a century just counting the online sources, and a couple millenia counting offline sources. You even cited a source, to justify your deletion of the content, so it seemed clear that you weren't just deleting unthinkingly, or deleting by mistake. But just because one source says $foo, doesn't mean that you should violate WP:PRESERVE on that basis, right? I don't want to frustrate you, but I also don't want Yngvadottir tearing out their beard, either, if you know what I mean. Does what I'm saying make sense? Be bold, not reckless, as the old saying goes. My goal is not to frustrate you, but to constructively point out a place where I think you made a mistake, and suggest that you use AfD next time, rather than wiping. What if Fakirbakir had just overwritten Germanic-speaking Europe with a redirect, rather than taking it to AfD? Hope this helps, sorry about the small novel.   — 74.192.84.101 (talk) 21:32, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
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