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Thanks for joining Wikipedia[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Laurinavicius, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Battle of Zeeland[edit]

I saw your edits to the Battle of Zeeland, and I see that you are currently working on it. I have intended to get around to it but haven't been able to lately. Anyways that war over holland site probably gives all the information you need to know. (Red4tribe (talk) 00:03, 13 May 2008 (UTC))

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With thanks[edit]

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By order of the coordinators, for your good work tagging and assessing military history articles in Tag & Assess 2008, I hereby award you this Military history WikiProject Service Award. --ROGER DAVIES talk 09:55, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

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hey[edit]

hey laurinavicius my name is generalhannible.I am new so if you could help me with some things I will be eternally grateful.I noticed on your user page that you are roman catholic,I am to! I have been doing minor edits on the 103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery so if you could look at that and tell me how I have done(I did not write the article I just linked some things and corrected some grammar mistakes)

I've checked over the article and it's not bad work, but it still needs some grammatical improvement, mainly due to the fact that the sentences within the article don't flow together; they are just a conglomeration of facts in regards to the history and equipment of the regiment. I'll get to work on the article as soon as I can (tomorrow or the day after) as I am quite busy both in real life and editing other articles. Continue the good work mate.

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Hi![edit]

When I registered with Wikipedia, I hoped I would be able to contribute by uploading scans of out-of-copyright maps (these would mostly be regions of the map images on my own web site), and maybe by learning to create custom-drawn maps. I have had a few shots at uploading scans that were requested, but no-one has used them. So I have been reluctant to learn the techniques that would be required to create purpose-drawn maps. I certainly don't qualify as a "talented and experienced mapmaker". If you have advice on learning to use Inkscape or a similar product, I would appreciate it. Cheers, Maproom (talk) 23:49, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

The five maps in my wiki commons gallery were indeed created by myself - they are scans from atlases, and also appear on my web site. However the three very much better maps on my wikipedia user page are not my own work. As for getting the maps on [my] website through commons onto the articles that are in need of maps, I wish I knew how to do that. I would be happy for the commons to have access to any of the material on that site. Best regards, Maproom (talk) 07:59, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Former Countries[edit]

Hey, I saw your note on my talk: page about WP:WPFC. I mainly edit articles related to the Holy Roman Empire as and when I have time and am in the mood; I'm prolly not the best person to ask for collaboration, I'm afraid. But any effort you can make to improving, tagging and rating the articles is almost as useful as getting us all organised about it, don't you think? Of course, if you find a handful of people willing to organise, then do lemme know  :o) — OwenBlacker (Talk) 02:43, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Fair enough. I'm happy to get involved when I can, but I can't guarantee that'll be often; editing Wikipedia is one of the ways I chill out :o) — OwenBlacker (Talk) 00:14, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I'll see what I can do about assessment then and I'll keep an eye out for potential members. Pob lwc! :o) — OwenBlacker (Talk) 00:53, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

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Kievan Rus'[edit]

Thank you, Laurinavicius, for solving the difficulty I pointed out on the categories and infobox of Kievan Rus'. The only thing I noticed after your edit, which seemed to me to make the infobox more consistent with the text of the article, was that the article was then in both the categories Category:880s establishments and Category:9th-century establishments. Since the former category is included in the latter category, I removed the article from the latter category.

The template still has the potential difficulty I pointed out, but since there is no page actually affected by this difficulty, at least not in Category:10th-century establishments, it does not need to be solved. Nevertheless, I will add a comment to Template talk:Infobox Former Country as you suggested. Coyets (talk) 09:04, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Hannibal[edit]

Please make yourself familiar with other project's assessment guidelines before assessing their articles (for B-class visit WWII or Julius Caesar). MILHIST assessment also demands that you have some background knowledge about the facts that should be in the article. Wandalstouring (talk) 09:06, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Assessments[edit]

Hi there! When assessing articles on Russian cities/towns, could you, please, mark their importance as Mid? This way I won't have to go over these one more time in the future. Thanks much for your help!—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 21:41, April 23, 2009 (UTC)

No problem. By the way, if you use common sense when assessing the class/importance, it's no big deal if you are off by one mark in either direction—assessments are used as a general guidance, not as some rigid system we just have to get right. If you are unsure, it's always better to venture your best educated guess rather than to leave the parameter completely blank. Even if you end up way off, it's not like corrections can't be made later :) Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 13:02, April 24, 2009 (UTC)

Earned[edit]

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Recognizing your helpful copy-editing contributions. Izzedine (talk) 01:04, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Mistagging[edit]

Your tagging of Montalvin, California as unreferenced was wrong; there was a reference when you tagged. Please be more careful and revert other taggings you may have done in error. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 21:34, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

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nbsp and mdash[edit]

Hi, I noticed your edits on Mo'Nique. I hope you don't mind, but I changed the — to –. I could look up the specific entry in the WP:MOS, but if I recall correctly, an '—' should not have space around it, as it is already a long dash. An –, may have space around it, since it's a shorter dash. Thanks and let me know if you have seen conflicting information. Plastikspork (talk) 22:09, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

consider it done[edit]

Alright Adopt me MeteorMan7228 02:19, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Adoption[edit]

Hello, I was wondering whether you could adopt me. I am quite keen on helping out here but need a guiding hand. Oui/Non? VinylCerebellum (talk) 09:23, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Hello.[edit]

Hello. It is nice to be told at the very least (AND PREFEREABLY ASKED) when you want to borrow from someones user space. I've noticed that you've copied my adoption program page template, as shown here, and User:Drew R. Smith's welcome page, as shown here. I really don't like the fact that you have stolen both these pages and at the very least I would like you to put the following template onto the pages and say sorry to both of us. Or you could just delete them and make your own.

{{fmbox | text = My thanks to [[User:Gaia Octavia Agrippa]]/[[User:Drew R. Smith]] for the content of this page.}}

Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk | Sign 15:23, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

STOP COPYING MY PAGES! THIS IS TOTALLY INAPROPRIATE! EITHER MAKE YOUR OWN PAGES OR DON'T ADOPT! Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk | Sign 15:29, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm in the middle of a big dispute, and don't want to lash out at a (somewhat) innocent bystander, so I'll make this quick. Give credit where credit is dueDrew Smith What I've done 15:36, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
Hey, it's no problem. Like I said, I'm in the middle of something really big, and a little copy paste (which we've all done) is the least of my concerns.Drew Smith What I've done 15:58, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Plagiarism[edit]

Please stop. If you admire another editor's essays or pages, feel free to link to them. Copy-paste is distinctly not appreciated. KillerChihuahua?!? 15:37, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

What happened to keeping sections together? The rule only apply on your talk page?Drew Smith What I've done 15:53, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm not replying to Laurinavicius. KillerChihuahua?!? 21:53, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

To Laurinavicius: I see you have taken care of this, thanks and apologies - had another editor not asked me a question here, I would have removed as resolved and unnecessary badgering, I hope you understand! KillerChihuahua?!? 21:53, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

hmm[edit]

Thank you for the apology and as you have said those pages took a lot of time and effort on my part. I will let you use my project page template, but please just link to the other pages (IE delete the copies you made). Also please add the above template to the project pages with the correct name. My apologies for my outburst, but I did spend a lot of time on the pages. Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk | Sign 16:01, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Hamlet[edit]

An edit you performed at the Hamlet article corrupted the display of two illustrations at that featured article by converting by converting hyphens within the filenames into en-dashes.[1] As a result, redlinks appeared in place of those two images until I corrected the display today. Please do not alter hyphens within image and sound filenames. Hamlet, Prince of Trollmarkbugs and goblins 17:30, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Adopting[edit]

Hi. I'm new here and was wondering if you would like to adopt me. Evangeline (talk) 04:50, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Hey Laurinavicius, I never properly thanked you for your warm welcome ! I've been so busy with school. Kind Regards,(Jack1755 (talk) 02:03, 5 June 2009 (UTC))

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Adoption program[edit]

Hello Matt, I was adopted a couple of weeks ago but I had my medical school finals so no time at all to work in Wikipedia. I am free now and tried to do the 'basics' task...but it's already done.. I mean the tasks are completed. What am I supposed to do? VinylCerebellum (talk) 15:27, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Good day! First of all, I'm glad to see that you're back on Wikipedia, as we always need more editors. Second, I hope that you did well on your medical school final exams. And third, as User:Gaia Octavia Agrippa explained on your talk page, I am using Gaia's Adoption Program for your Adoption Process. One of Gaia's adoptee's is currently working on the Basics Task, and Gaia will clear out the Basics Task for you as soon as her adoptee has completed it. However, in the meantime I suggest that, in order for you to get a feel of editing on Wikipedia, that we find an article that is mutually interesting, and improve it up to B-Class or GA-Class standards. There is a list of articles on my User Page that I am currently working on or interested in working on that you can choose from, or you can suggest any article that interests you, as I'm willing to work on pretty much anything. If you have any questions or need any help, or want to suggest the article that we should collaborate on, please just drop me a line here. Happy editing, mate!
Hello again! I have looked through the articles you are currently working on. I would be interested to work on the Alexander article as some Ancient Greek History is still stuck in my head and the other article about Byzantium under the Heraclians. What say you? :) I believe the Basics task is cleared now, so I ll get to that tomorrow. VinylCerebellum (talk) 23:05, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
Either article is fine with me, but I prefer that we work on Byzantium under the Heraclians as, in my opinion, it only needs some copyediting to bring it up to GA-Class. Meanwhile, I've extensively researched Alexander I, but I have scarcely found any information on him, other than what is already on the article itself, so copyediting for style and grammar is all that we can do. If the Basics Task is open, try and get to work on that as soon as possible. I'll be monitoring your process on it, so if I see that you're having a bit of difficulty on the task, I'll just swoop in and lend you a hand. However, I don't think that you should have much difficulty with this, but if you do, or have a question about the task or anything on Wikipedia, just drop me a line. Happy editing, mate! Laurinavicius (talk) 00:32, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
I think I 've finished the Basics task. Would you like to have a look? VinylCerebellum (talk) 20:48, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I've checked the task over and you've done it perfectly! CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE BASICS TASK OF YOUR ADOPTION PROGRAM! I'll leave a meassge on Gaia's talk page asking if she could clear out the next task (the Linking Task) as soon as possible so that you can get to work on it within the next few days. In the meantime, you should read the Links page and we'll get started working on Byzantium under the Heraclians. As far as I recall, everything up to the sub-section entitled "Wars with the Arabs" in the section "Constans II" has been copyedited for style, grammar, and accuracy, so only everything down from there needs to be worked on. We should get started on that as soon as possible. Happy editing, mate! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:32, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Summaries[edit]

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Links task[edit]

Sorry I'm so late getting back to you, I haven't had time to go on wikipedia. The links task doesn't need cleaning out because it merely contains instructions and a place for adoptees to add links to there answers. So your adoptee can use it straight away, using the answer already on the page as a template for how to write his. I hope this explains things. Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk | Sign 13:16, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

I see. Thanks for the explanation. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 13:45, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Jack 1755 - GA Task[edit]

Hey Laurinavicius ! Thanks so much for the barnstar ! I would love to join you in elevating the aforementioned articles to GA status with you.(Jack1755 (talk) 18:38, 14 June 2009 (UTC))

Florence/Tuscany articles[edit]

hi, I've been looking at the Florence/Tuscany articles, and Strathern seems to be the primary source on several. While useful, he is not the last word on the city republic, the Medicis or the duchy. With the amount of material out there on these topics, I hope that you and Jack are going to expand your sources before submitting for GA review. --Auntieruth55 (talk) 23:06, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

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Just checking in...[edit]

Are you ok Laurivanicius? You haven't been online in quite some time. Hope all is well! -- Jack1755 (talk) 21:40, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Many thanks for checking in with me, mate. Unfortunately, I haven't been all that well, as I've been in the hospital for an extended period of time, so I haven't been on in a while. Fortunately, since now I've been released back home, I now can contribute like I previously have. Thanks again for checking in on me. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 18:45, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
Oh my God! Are you alright? -- Jack1755 (talk) 18:49, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm good, I'm good :) .I still have a few broken bones, bruises, and torn ligaments, but I'm feeling a lot better. Thanks for asking. Laurinavicius (talk) 18:57, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
Ouch... I'm almost afraid to ask what happened! Anyway, it's nice to have you back! -- Jack1755 (talk) 19:04, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, it's good to be back! Laurinavicius (talk) 19:09, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Kingdom of the French[edit]

Hi Laurivanicius! How are you? Could you re-assess the Kingdom of the French (1791–1792)? I added a few more citations, as per your reccomendation. Kind Regards, -- Jack1755 (talk) 00:11, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm fine, thanks for asking. How are you? I've just re-assessed the article as B-Class. Regarding my reccomendation, I just want to let you know that I personally prefer B-Class articles to have at least 8-10 citations within them, though many have more and I have even seen a few with fewer. Anyways, happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 17:38, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

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Cleanup tag[edit]

Hi Laurinavicius! Can you exsplain why Klis Fortress article require cleanup? And, if it is a minor problem, can you fix it? Thanks! --Kebeta (talk) 20:23, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Kebeta! And sure, I can. I was looking at this article yesterday and I noticed that there were numerous grammatical errors, odd word phrasings, re-directs, capitalization, year links, picture locations, etc. that needed fixing. These things aren't relatively major in their own, but, when added up, would be enough to stop or stall any GA attempt in the future. So, I added the clean-up tag and placed the article on my watchlist so as to remind myself to work on it sometime over the course of the next few days. I hope that answers your question. And if you're interested, we could work together to clean up the article, and then possibly submit it to be Peer Reviewed, as I feel that, with some work done on it through a Peer Review, Klis Fortress could be a Good Article. Anyways, happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:41, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for a quick response. I agree that there were numerous grammatical errors, odd word phrasings....that's why I put it on a Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors, but that's to slow. I'd be glad to help you to clean up the article. Feel free to ask me any question about the subject. BTW, if you are interested, we could do the same thing with the Walls of Dubrovnik. An article is a bit longer, but I think it has fewer errors than Klis Fortress. Regards. --Kebeta (talk) 21:05, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
You're right, the Guild is way too slow. That's actually where I found Klis Fortress, as I was going through the backlog and trying to get some copy-editing work done there. Anyways, regarding Walls of Dubrovnik, it does have fewer errors than Klis Fortress, and also seems to be a all-around better article. If I have chance tonight, I'll request a Peer Review for it. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 21:57, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
O.K. --Kebeta (talk) 13:05, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
OK, I saw that you requested a Peer Review for Walls of Dubrovnik. I just added a link from the WP:MILHIST assessment on the article's talk page to the Peer Review page. I'll start to get to work on doing some copy-editing and grammatical revising today, but I'll have a lot more time to work tomorrow and Wednesday, so I should be able to get a lot done. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 00:39, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
I also left a message on WP:MILHIST's talk page. Regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 00:45, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. BTW, I have addressed some problems on Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Peer review/Walls of Dubrovnik. --Kebeta (talk) 20:16, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Just to let you know - I cited all stats, and now I will try to find more better sources, if I can. Regards. --Kebeta (talk) 22:35, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
That's good to know. I also noticed that you removed those unencyclopedic sources, like Croatia Gay, another plus. I hope to be done with the copyediting within several days, by Thursday or Friday at the latest. As soon as I'm done, we should probably nominate it for GA status. Laurinavicius (talk) 23:38, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
If there is something more, you think I should fix within the article, please notify me. Regards. --Kebeta (talk) 18:23, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
As far as I have seen, the only problem, other than copyediting, which is nearly done, are the large spaces that appear twice in the article, after section titles. These spaces are a result of formatting problems with the pictures. Once these are fixed and the copyediting is complete, then we should have it assessed for GA-class. Laurinavicius (talk) 14:29, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I've noticed. On normal screen it looks pretty cool, but on wider screen it's a problem. The problem occurred when I deployed all the pictures on the right. The good thing is, more pictures fit within the article, and the article is more readable. But, we should definitely fix that somehow. --Kebeta (talk) 14:54, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
How odd, they appear to be gone now. Do you still see them? My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 14:57, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Can't really tell if there is a problem, since I have normal screen right now, so it looks good to me. Maybe your copyediting fixed it. --Kebeta (talk) 15:06, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Hopefully it's been fixed, as I don't see it either. Anyways, that's one less thing to be worried about. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 15:10, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Will you be over with copyediting soon? It is not much left, I think? --Kebeta (talk) 14:20, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry for taking so long with it mate. It's about 70-80 percent done. I should have it done tonight, but, if not, then it certainly will be done by tomorrow evening. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 21:00, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
Done! The article looks ready to go to me! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:08, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Laurinavicius! Should we nominate the article for GA? --Kebeta (talk) 12:33, 22 October 2009 (UTC) It is nominated. --Kebeta (talk) 17:17, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Definitely! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:40, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Hey mate! When did you nominate the article for GA, as I can't seem to find it on the list of GAN's? My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 19:05, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi Laurinavicius! Sorry, I was busy last week. Well, I nominated it under Art and architecture. If I made some mistakes along the way, please correct me. Thanks. --Kebeta (talk) 19:15, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Everything looks good! You're welcome mate. Hope it passes! Laurinavicius (talk) 19:21, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

To our newest Rollbacker[edit]

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I have just granted you rollback rights because I believe you to be trustworthy, and because you have a history of reverting vandalism and have given in the past or are trusted in the future to give appropriate warnings. Please have a read over WP:ROLLBACK and remember that rollback is only for use against obvious vandalism. Please use it that way (it can be taken away by any admin at a moment's notice). You may want to consider adding {{Rollback}} and {{User rollback}} to your userpage. Any questions, please drop me a line. Best of luck and thanks for volunteering! Smiley.svg upstateNYer 21:06, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

On Antun Sa'ada - second match[edit]

Hello. I don't understand why you have cancelled my last contribution in Antun Saadeh page. I agree with your first intervention, but the second time I think you have not read what I have changed. I’ve no ideological or political reasons for my contribution. Please don’t delete my comment from your personal page, as you have done with the latest. I put the same comment in my user page. Bye --Idris.albadufi (talk) 09:17, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi there! Could you please clarify what you mean by "borrowed [your] last contribution" on Antun Saadeh, as that phrase really doesn't make much sense at all. You have performed the same edit three times all with the same result: being reverted. I'm not saying that you have any ideological or political reasons, but what I am saying is that you are deleting some bibliographical with this same edit. While you are adding some and revising others, which is good, you are deleting others, which is why I've reverted your edits each time. If you could revise and add bibliographical sources without removing others, then your edit would be fine and improving the article. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 23:03, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Laurinavicius for your answer, but I’m not deleting anything: in my first performance, you have reason, I have cancelled some information that seemed me really not important (it is political and not scientific bibliography). There are books more relevant on the subject. The other two times, I’ve only improved the information (it was incorrect and partial, using different kinds of typeface and omitting one relevant book of Saadeh). Please read my second ant 3th edit: I don’t cancel anything: I’m only “adding some and revising others, which is good”, as you say me. Of course, my English in dreadful, sorry sorry sorry. Bye --Idris.albadufi (talk) 09:02, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
You're right, you're last two edits didn't delete anything, but just re-arranged it, which is what through me off. Anyways, good job with you're work here! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 15:17, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the message![edit]

Hey thanks for the tip. I've been watching this talk page and think the debate is quite intense; so when HW007 posted his huge reply, I just couldn't help myself but laugh when the title's grammer was incorrect, and try to help him out a little bit.. I'll stay more to the sidelines in the future, as you suggest, unless I have something productive to add. Outback the koala (talk) 02:13, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome mate, glad to be of assistance. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:48, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Request for copyediting[edit]

Hi there. I could use some copyediting on the article Howard the Duck (film). Do you have the time to take a look at it? (Ibaranoff24 (talk) 23:03, 12 October 2009 (UTC))

Sure! I've already looked it over and it doesn't seem to need a whole lot of work. I'll have time to work on it either tomorrow or Wednesday. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:37, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I'll get to it tomorrow, seeing as I'm sick and staying home from school. Thus, I'll certainly have the time to get it done. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 23:25, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry for taking so long to get back to you, but I've just had a lot of other things to work on. The article looks ready to go to me. I noticed that you already nominated it for a GA assessment, so if you need any help getting it passed, I'd be willing to do so. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 15:24, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes[edit]

I know you'll think I'm weird, but I think you're brilliant. Keep up the good work. SylvioGreene (talk) 04:46, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks a lot mate! I'm glad that our work here on Wikipedia is appreciated! And, just to let you know for future reference, a Barnstar is generally considered to be the usual award for hard work and due diligence (although a comment on a user's talk page is just as good!). Anyways, happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 19:43, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
Absolutely, keep up the good work! SylvioGreene (talk) 22:00, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! By the way, I noticed that article A Haunting (film), an article you created, was prodded for deletion. What do you plan on doing regarding that? My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 22:11, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm working on that. SylvioGreene (talk) 22:19, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
I saw that it's been userified and placed into your sandbox. When I get the chance (which will likely be tomorrow), I'll some work on it so as to make it meet WP:NF and WP:GNG, which it currently does not. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 23:46, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you so much, that would be great. All the best! SylvioGreene (talk) 23:48, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Featured article nomination for Inner German border[edit]

I have nominated Inner German border as a featured article candidate. Thank you for your earlier feedback on the article - please feel free to comment at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Inner German border/archive1 on its suitability as a potential featured article. -- ChrisO (talk) 23:20, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Please help me[edit]

Can you please copy edit 2007 Groundhog Day tornado outbreak? Richard (talk) 00:39, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

I'd be glad to! However, I have other projects that I need to complete (or at least do some major work on) before I'd be able to work on your article. I should have time tomorrow afternoon or evening (I live on the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., so that's about 19:00 to 2:00 UTC) to work on it. If not, then I'll definitely look at it sometime over the weekend. I've already skimmed the article over, and it doesn't look that bad, especially seeing as it's a Good Article. And by the way, do you plan to have this article assessed for A- or FA-class soon? Although it is a bit shorter than most A or FA articles, I think it should meet those qualifications. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 01:10, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Help with Christmas Like This (album)[edit]

Hi, I just tried to make a page haha, can you help me? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hayden0694 (talkcontribs) 04:00, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi there! I've already seen and edited your new article. Good work with it, especially seeing as it's your first article! Now, what help do you need with it? My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 04:06, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Rly? Thanks! How do I get the rights to pics so i can put the album cover up? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hayden0694 (talkcontribs) 04:21, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Ahh, one of few topics I don't know that much about regarding policy. Well, I'd first check out Help:Files, as that gives the basics on how to upload files through Wikimedia onto Wikipedia and then how to place them in articles on Wikipedia. You're also going to need a Wikimedia account to upload files there, so that's another thing you need to do. Don't worry though, it's not that difficult. However, if you need some help, just let me know. I'm glad to be of assistance. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 04:27, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hayden0694 (talkcontribs) 20:56, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome! How'd this go? Laurinavicius (talk) 03:17, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Two things[edit]

Good day Jack! How are you? It's been a while, eh? Anyways, I'd like to speak briefly to you about two things. First, how do you feel about Louis XVIII? Do you feel that it is ready for a GA-assessment? I feel that it does meet GA-class standards, but I would like your feelings on the article before it is suggested. Second, would you mind doing a favor? On the WikiProject Former countries Referendums page, I posted a new referendum on possibly creating a C-Class for the project back in March. However, only two editors (including myself) have written opinions regarding it (both of which support the referendum). Would you mind just reading over the referndum and then writing an opinion and voting on it? Thanks a bunch mate! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 15:26, 18 October 2009 (UTC) [copied over from User talk:Jack1755]

It most certainly has been a while! What have you been up to? I posted my opinion on the referendum page -- support of course -- and I'd like to do a little more work on Louis XVIII before the GA assessment. While I'm discussing assessments, could you have a look at Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, please? I nominated it yesterday. Have a nice day! -- Jack1755 (talk) 16:16, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your support! Also, I'm thinking of brining up another referendum: one that would bring coordinators to the project in administative capacities. What is your opinion regarding this? Second, I'll do a GA assessment of Cosimo quite soon (within an hour). I'm looking over the article now and I don't see any major issues that would prevent it from failing, so it looks like it'll pass. Good work mate! Laurinavicius (talk) 16:34, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the assessment! I didn't know they were of interest to you. Hm -- To be honest, I know too little about the practice of wiki-project co-ordinators to make a sound judgement! -- Jack1755 (talk) 17:06, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Any suggestions on how to improve Louis XVIII? -- Jack1755 (talk) 17:21, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, I must admit that seventeenth-century central Italy is not my favorite history topic, but all history interestsme. Anyways, I don't see any major flaws that would prevent Louis XVIII was passing a GAN. You said earlier that you wanted to do a "little more" work on it, what did you have in mind? Also, this is what a coordinator does, as quotes from the Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Being a coordinator page: "Like some larger projects, the Military history Project has adopted a system whereby multiple coordinators are elected to serve the project. Our coordinators are generally responsible for maintaining all of the procedural and administrative aspects of the project, and serve as the designated points-of-contact for procedural issues. They are not, however, endowed with any special executive powers, nor with any authority over article content or editor conduct.
As is the case with all projects on Wikipedia, our coordinators' main role is performing the maintenance and housekeeping tasks required to keep the project and its internal processes running smoothly. This includes keeping the announcement and open task lists updated, overseeing the assessment and review processes, managing the proposal and creation of task forces, and so forth. There is little that couldn't theoretically be done by any other editor, of course—the coordinators are only explicitly written into a few processes—but, since experience suggests that people tend to assume that someone else is doing whatever needs to be done, the most efficient route has proven to be to delegate formal responsibility for this administrative work to a specified group.
Military history WikiProject coordinators also have several other roles. They serve as the project's designated points of contact, and are explicitly listed as people to whom questions can be directed in a variety of places around the project. In addition, they have highly informal roles in leading the drafting of project guidelines, overseeing the implementation of project decisions on issues like category schemes and template use, and helping to informally resolve disputes and keep discussions from becoming heated and unproductive. The coordinators are not, however, a body for formal dispute resolution; serious disputes should be addressed through the normal dispute resolution process."
That should give you just a bit of an idea. Anyways, happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:15, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! I get it now. On second thought, I revised Louis XVIII and I'm pretty happy with it -- initially I felt there was too little about his later years. -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:22, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome! And what is your opinion on WP Former countries adopting such a coordinator system? Regarding Louis XVIII, I don't think there's any problem with length. Do you want to nominate it? And, this time, I can't assess it, seeing as I've done a sizeable amount of work on it (nothing compared to yours though :D ) Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:30, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
I think Wiki-project former countries could use one, yes! I shall nominate it in a moment -- lol -- that means I'll have nominated three articles today. My second, if your wondering, is Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici. -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:42, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
I know this is a little pre-mature, but here you go: Louis XVIII of France -- Jack1755 (talk) 23:21, 18 October 2009 (UTC) [Removed template as it interfered with page background]
Thank you so much mate! And that's great that you support my proposal! In a relatively small project like WPFC, just a few editors could make a huge difference. Regarding Louis XVIII, I've combed over the article and fixed the few grammatical errors that I've seen, so I feel that it should certainly pass its GAN. Regarding Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, I've briefly looked at the article and I'm not sure if it'd pass its GAN; some editors would pass it while others would fail it while still others would make suggestions and put it on hold. It's relatively short and does not have that many citations (only 42, which, on the other hand, is just about right for an article of this size), but it does have greater variety than Cosimo II, which passed. Hopefully, it will pass. Anyways, happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:31, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
I thought that too, but I looked through precedents and found that the shortest biographical article created a good article was 8,000 bytes. Thank you, Laurivanicius, let's hope she does! I'm off now. See you later! -- Jack McNamee (talk) 23:56, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
My mistake, 9,137, to be exact: GDRT. -- Jack1755 (talk) 00:03, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
You're right. I must say, though, the article does not meet GA standards. Anyways, adios and happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 00:04, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
I've got good news! 1. I expanded Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici from 16,500 bytes to 21,500! 2. A school merit award was conferred upon me today! Hope all is well with you, Laurinavicius. -- Jack1755 (talk) 18:57, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
That's great news! Glad to hear it! Regarding Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (try saying that five times fast), it's definitely been improved and stands a much higher chance of being passing its GAN. Good luck! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:58, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
I don't get it; what's it supposed to sound like? hehe -- Jack1755 (talk) 16:38, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
P.S. Is there any reason WP:Former countries doesn't have a newsletter? I think it's a nice idea. -- Jack1755 (talk) 16:40, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Haha! It is a good idea, but WPFC isn't really much of an active project project, so there isn't a need right now for one. In the future, sure, but not right now. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:21, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome![edit]

Thank you for the welcome! It took me a few tries to figure out the tilda thing, but if my signature is here, that means I've got it. :) Exaybachay (talk) 01:24, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

You're very much welcome mate! If you need help in any way with anything, just drop me line. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 21:07, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Louis XVIII[edit]

Laurinavicius, following in your footsteps right after your last change, I noticed that you replaced "abolished" by "disestablished". I do disagree with you on this change as *disestablish* is not a synonym of *abolish*:

abolish: http://74.125.113.132/search?q=cache:ys0gWXP_CnAJ:www.thefreedictionary.com/abolish+definition+of+abolish&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a
disestablish: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/disestablish

On 21 September 1792, the monarchy in France was abolished, not disestablished.

Regards, Frania W. (talk) 02:28, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

I disagree with you on this and feel that they were synonyms. However, I'll find another synonym for "abolished" so as to replace it the second sentence of that paragraph. Personally, I don't like the usage of the same verb in consecutive sentences, which was my intention by replacing "abolished" with "disestablished" in the first place. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 20:36, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Laurinavicius: If you read their definition, they are not synonymous and, in September 1792, the monarchy was abolished in France, not disestablished; the whole Ancien Régime way of governing was dismantled. Par contre, at the time of the Bourbon Restoration, you can say that the (royal) monarchy was re-established, yet not exactly in the same way as it had been before.
I understand that you do not like to use the same word close to itself, I feel the same way, but there are times when it is better to use twice the same word in two consecutive sentences than to replace it in the second by a word that is not correct.
I am sure one of us or someone else will come up with the word we are looking for.
fid (friends in disagreement), Frania W. (talk) 21:31, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Quick question...[edit]

Hi Laurinavicius! I know Baroque Italy probably isn't what you've got your head stuck in as I type, but could you take a look at Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany#See also? I don't think the paragraph, nor the obscure artists, should be there, however a second opinion is valued. Thanks. Yours, -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:11, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Dispute: Mediation required. Thanks, -- Jack1755 (talk) 11:05, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
I agree with you on the "See Also" section and I see that you've deleted it. However, regarding the proposal to revert all edits from the past week, I'm just wondering, "Why?" What good would that do? My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 22:13, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
It would route out all of Taksen's copyright violations. I am under the impression there are a few. -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:17, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
I see. Now, there have been 111 edits made to the page since the 18th and 101 since Taksen made his edit to the article. However, (I'm just guesstimating here) about fifty or so of those edits (only half of the total) have been made by Taksen. The other fifty or so have been made by other editors and do not constitute copyright violation. If all of these edits were to be deleted, that means that fifty or so helpful edits would be reverted, which, simply, would make all of these good edits just a waste of time and energy. So, why not just go through the article and remove his edits one by one? That certainly would take much longer than simply reverting all of these edits, but would not remove all of the edits that have improved the article. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 22:28, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Can you mention the proposal on the talk page for everyone else to see? It's an interesting idea. -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:39, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
I have. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 22:48, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
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Mate, just a word of advice: cool down a bit on the page, take a step back. You seem quite a bit flustered. Although neither you nor Taksen are really being civil to one another, I must say that you're kind of making it obvious. The key, when in an editorial dispute, is being able to have a clear head and being completely calm, even when another editor is being provocative and/or uncivil (that's probably not a word, but, oh well lol). Also, try not to make threats, like your insinuation that you'd take Taksen to ARBCOM. Just do your best to relax, and remember, editing Wikipedia is supposed to be enjoyable, not stressful :) Laurinavicius (talk) 21:36, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
It's not a threat, I'm in the process of filling out a complaint. Taksen has irked me be beyond reason. We shall see how the committee pronounces. -- Jack1755 (talk) 21:41, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Ok. Just do your best to be calm and not to get flustered. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 03:04, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Have you filed that report yet? Laurinavicius (talk) 23:28, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Nope, I'm experiencing problems with it. Who should go in the "involved parties" section? Everyone who commented? -- Jack1755 (talk) 23:33, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
I filed a request for mediation with the Mediation Cabal. See: Wikipedia:Mediation Cabal/Cases/2009-10-27/Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany -- Jack1755 (talk) 00:07, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
I would say so. And that would be a better decision than taking it to ARBCOM. I was about to suggest that you bring it up at Dispute Resolution. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 00:25, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Just to let you know, I added my input on the mediation page. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 01:23, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, Laur'. I am grateful for all your efforts to resovle the dispute; especially considering your self-proclaimed aversion to Italian history. Thanks again, -- Jack1755 (talk) 19:49, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, I wouldn't go as far as saying "aversion". I mean, all history interests me and, thus, I enjoy it. But they are some topics that I enjoy more than others, and seventeenth-century Italy is not among them (although I have to say it has gotten better since I took a look at Cosimo two weeks ago). Anyways, you're very much welcome! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:54, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
OMG. Don't you get a week off school around All Saints' Eve? -- Jack1755 (talk) 10:49, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
I wish. We usually don't even get off from school All Saints' Day or All Souls' Day, even though I go to a Catholic seconday school. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 00:00, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Bummer! My school, which is also denominational, takes every opportunity for half days or days off. For instance, every Wednesday I get a half-day, ostensibly to go for an extra-mass, however nobody actually does. We get a half-day when the Lord Mayor visits; after the Junior Cert exam results are published; and etc. And we finish for the Summer on May 30; and come back on August 30! It's great! -- Jack1755 (talk) 00:31, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
All I can say is: "LUCKY!" My school apparently has a lot more school days than you guys do. I'm kind of jealous now. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 00:35, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Aww! Woah, I've never seen a co-ed catholic school before. How progressive! I couldn't help not logging on to the web site... -- Jack1755 (talk) 00:48, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Wow, I never thought of it that way before. Hmm, I've actually only seen three single-sex Catholic schools (or schools in general) in the US. See, you learn something new every day! -- Laurinavicius (talk) 00:58, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Lol. Yup! Wow, looks like a great school: I don't think we've ever done anything for OAPs or homeless people *nervous laughter*. Everyone seems happy, athletic and knowledgable! My co-ordination is embaressing... so I normally skip P.E. Does your experience echo my sentiments? -- Jack1755 (talk) 01:05, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Not really lol. But you guys have better uniforms, by far. But then again, we have more variety and choice, so it kind of ends up being equal. But you can't deny that those jackets are really schnazzy. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 01:12, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Lol. True! There's one hitch what's this "Note-er-Daem" business? Lost in transaltion? lol. All going well, I should be up on the site soon; you can see me in the garb! -- Jack1755 (talk) 01:20, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
It's apparently pronounced incorrectly. Idiot New Jerseyans. I'm so glad I'm from NYC! -- Laurinavicius (talk) 01:23, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Oh, I love New York! I've been in New Jersey, and I must say it's nothing special, lol. My teachers are a bit crazy; the other day my business teacher insinuated I was gay. Lol. -- Jack1755 (talk) 01:25, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
I know, New York is the best city in the world, in my august opinion! Most of my teachers are pretty good, but there are some bad ones too. Fortunately, I haven't had any of these bad teachers, but, then again, my English teacher (who's also a professor of 20th century English literature at Cornell) openly stated that she feels that I'm a drug addict. I think she was joking lol. Laurinavicius (talk) 01:32, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

ROFL. That's pretty funny. She was rambling on about making a collage for S.P.H.E. (Sexual Physical Social Education), and said, "Put all of the things that you wish to attain when your older, a sportscar, a beatiful woman -- or man [winks at me] -- and etc." Well, at least your teacher was wrong in her presumption. LOL -- 01:38, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Sexual Physical Social Education? Yeah, my teacher was wrong [most of the time lol]. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 01:41, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
It's a fancy way of saying Sex ed. No wonder she guessed, with rumours abounding as they do! New York is so amazing! My family and I are contemplating returning again this Summer; it's that or sailing (which I detest) around Italy for one week, and then spending another week in Florence and Modena. The former is infinitely more appealing! I can return to that palatable Italian restaurant, Trattoria dell Arte; and the SHOPPING. -- Jack1755 (talk) 01:49, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Oh. They don't really teach that at ND. Anyways, you definitely have got to come back to New York! There's just so much to do there! But sailing around Italy sounds pretty cool, and visiting Florence and Modena is always fun (just wondering, but why that particular combination?) But you're right, Florence definitely tops Modena. I mean, Modena's not that bad, but there's not really much to do other than sightsee, and there's not really much there other than the Cathedral, the palaces, and the Piazza Grande, while Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. There's so much to do, so much to see. Need I say more? -- Laurinavicius (talk) 02:06, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
I've always wanted to see Florence, but Modena is dispensible; other candidates are Parma, Boulogne, and Milan. Have you been to any? You're right about NYC. But it must be getting a touch tedious for my parents, as they have been there far more times than I have. My father is an ardent sailor, and sails with the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven. We did a sailing holiday in Turkey, in June, and to say the least I didn't like my 5 x 5 cabin! Then, on the last day of our trip, we ventured to the Swiss ötel in Gocek; and my God, it was marvellous! We sat on the beach all day, and I was horribly sun burned! And I bought a $30 ice-cream! A tad exorbitant, no? lol. That's akin to Irish prices! -- Jack1755 (talk) 02:29, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
I have been to Parma and Milan, but not Boulogne (well, I took a train through so I technically was there). Parma is quite beautiful, mainly due its architecture and countryside. There are bunch of very old and beautiful churches and palaces, but other than that, there's not really much else there. However, Milan is, in my opinion, the best city in far northern Italy (my own term for Italy north of the peninsula), so I would visit Milan and Florence, though Rome is always nice and I have soft spots for Syracuse and Naples (seeing as portions of my family come from there). And, where were you in Turkey, other than Gocek? Laurinavicius (talk) 02:42, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Rome doesn't particularly excite me. We were going to sail in and around Naples, but unfavourable empirical reports steered us to Gocek. Tbh, I don't recall all the villages we sailed to -- spending most of our time in Gocek anyway -- but I do know that we peregrinated to Fethiye and an abandoned island formerly populated by Hellenes. Oh, and lest I forget, the Lycian peninsula. On previous holidays, I have been to Gumbet, Alayna, Bitez and Bodrum. I love Turkey; way more pleasant than Greece. The Southern Italy I arrived in two years ago was a poor, remote and desolate place populated by foresaken country mansions. -- Jack1755 (talk) 02:53, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Ahh Lycia, it's beautiful there. Same in Ionia and Thrace. Personally, I prefer wester Turkey, with all its Greco-Roman influences and history to the eastern and central portions. And yeah, much of Calabria is like that, particularly the countryside. It's a shame. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 19:19, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

I withdrew Louis XVIII of France's GA nomination. I still need to do more work on it. Sorry, Laurinavicius. -- Jack1755 (talk) 17:59, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

It's fine, mate. But just to let you know for next time, there's about two month or so backlog for GA assessments so you would've had some time before it would've been assessed to work on it. Anyways, what do you feel needs to be done? -- Laurinavicius (talk) 21:22, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Well, I've been monitoring the Royalty and Nobility reviews section, and in the last week about 4 articles have been reviewed; leaving Louis XVIII and Anna Maria Luisa. He could have, hypothetically, been reviewed in the next five minutes, but I digress. I wish to polish the writing a touch more, remove superfluous sections, and add more information on the Second Restoration. Yours, -- Jack1755 (talk) 21:28, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good. If you need any help, just let me know. Regards, -- Laurinavicius (talk) 21:30, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, Laur'! -- Jack1755 (talk) 21:36, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome, Jack! By the way, would you mind taking a look at this article for me? Kebeta and I have done a lot of work on it and ultimately nominated it for GA recently, and I'd just like another opinion on whether or not it's ready. Thanks! -- Laurinavicius (talk) 22:05, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Sure, no problem. I'll have a look at it in five minutes; I just have to finish up an edit on Pauline Bonaparte. -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:08, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Ok, thanks mate. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 22:18, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Magnus Ducatus Etruriae[edit]

I have nominated the Grand Duchy of Tuscany for a GA-review. I think it's finally ready. Thoughts? -- Jack1755 (talk) 20:24, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

I'd say so. I fixed the formatting with the pictures and removed whitespaces, as those were the biggest problems that I noticed. However, I gave the article only a quick scan, so I may have missed something. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 21:30, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! Plus, thanks for your support on C III. -- Jack1755 (talk) 21:32, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome mate! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:27, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Walls of Ragusa[edit]

It might need a little tweaking in the vocabulary department. There are quite a few peacock terms, such as "unforgettable" and "beautiful" throughout the article. I inserted two hidden comments too. Hope this helps, -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:48, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, mate! I'm working on removing those peacock terms, which shouldn't take too long. Thanks again, Laurinavicius (talk) 22:53, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Jonathan Alter[edit]

Hi! I added something to Jonathan Alter's bio which has twice been removed. Is this a technical issue, or am I failing to document the addition? I have tried to figure this out reading FAQs etc. but have been unable. Thanks! GHackettNY (talk) 02:40, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi there! After going through the article's history, I see that you've only made one edit to the article, which is still on the page. As for a second edit, I don't see one, so it has not been reverted by another editor. If you edited the article twice, but only one edit still exists, then the only possible thing that I could think of is that the missing edit did not go through the server because a) your internet went down; b) the servers went down (which rarely, if ever, happens); or c) another editor edited the article at the same time as you, so his/her edit was saved and yours wasn't.
I also see that you're a new user, so if you have any questions (which you will, trust me) just let me know. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 03:05, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Looking at the History, it appears my edit was removed by 74.66.3.1 then Reverted by you (?). Confusing! All I know is I made an addition, it was removed, I made the same revision and it was removed after a few days and then restored tonight. I feel I must be doing something wrong. Or are additions/revisions automatically deleted until someone can review them? GHackettNY (talk) 03:25, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Actually, 74.66.3.1 removed your edit, then I reverted his deletion of it twice, so your edit is still on the page. And, it might seem confusing at first, but sooner or later you'll be a pro at this sort of thing. However, I don't see another edit of yours to this article, but your addition is still there. And no, edits are shown as soon as they are made and do not need to be reviewed by other editors, which is a major difference between the English Wikipedia and other Wikipedias, like the French and German ones. And no, you're not doing anything wrong, you're just getting the hang of things. Trust me, we've all been there. If you have any more questions just let me know. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:30, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your kind help and attention to this! GH GHackettNY (talk) 06:37, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome! If you have any more questions, need help with something, or would like a work buddy, just let me know! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:24, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Anticipation...[edit]

Ugh, I think you may have been correct about the GA waiting-time. I'm growing impatient with Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici. 15 days seems like 5 months.... How are the Walls of Ragusa? -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:38, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Much better. I've gotten rid of all of those peacock terms, improved the prose, fixed some links and re-directs, and added some citations. Do you think it'll pass? -- Laurinavicius (talk) 22:42, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Let's find out; I'll put you out of your privation, and review it for you! From preliminary reading, I think it should pass. I'll keep you posted. -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:47, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Sounds great! Thanks mate! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:49, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
No problem! -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:52, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Talk:Walls of Dubrovnik#GA assessment If you want, I can answer questions later, but for now, I must bid you adieu! -- Jack1755 (talk) 23:29, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
I asked the two questions that I have on the article's talk page. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 04:06, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
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Thanks for the assessment, mate! Work on improving the things that you suggested is going along quite well, I'd say we're about halfway done. Half the sources and some of the prose has been fixed, so we should be done by tomorrow. Thanks again! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:22, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes it is almost done, but what should we do with Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Peer review/Walls of Dubrovnik? Should we delete it, or what..? Regards. Kebeta (talk) 22:07, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Other than fixing up the Encyclopedia Britannica reference, we're done! The Peer Review page needs to be archived (I'll do that now) and kept there, while a link to that page should be added onto the Talk Page of Walls of Dubrovnik so that editors could look at the Peer Review in the future. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 23:45, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
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The article's ready to go, Jack! We're eagerly awaiting your decision! -- Laurinavicius (talk) 22:20, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi Laurinavicius! Just want to remind you to archive Peer review of Walls of Dubrovnik. I would done it my self, but don't want to mess something. Thanks. Kebeta (talk) 14:56, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi Kebeta! As far as I know, Peer Reviews don't need to be archived, seeing as I've never seen an archived Peer Review. I just looked at a bunch of old Peer Reviews (about a dozen or so) from the past couple of years and none of them have been archived. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 17:26, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
Problem solved then. Regards. Kebeta (talk) 17:36, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
Ok then. DO you want to set up another Peer Review for Klis Fortress? Laurinavicius (talk) 18:33, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi Laurinavicius. I was little busy in private life, so here is an answer with some delay. I will set up another Peer Review for Klis Fortress, but I would like to fix references firstly. So, we can get better guidance for the article, instead the usual "citation style is inconsistent; internet references lack author, access date, publisher, etc". Do you agree? Kebeta (talk) 10:45, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
BTW, whats up with the Walls of Dubrovnik? Is there something else that needs to be fixed for GA, or Jack1755 is just to busy? Regards. Kebeta (talk) 10:52, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Sure, that sounds good. Regarding Walls of Dubrovnik, as far as I understand nothing mroe needs to be done, so I don't know why he hasn't gotten to it yet. I'll go leave him a message on his talk. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 15:05, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
O.k. Laurinavicius. Regards. Kebeta (talk) 13:47, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Walls of Dubrovnik[edit]

Hello, friend of my friend! I see that you are improving the article about the Walls of Dubrovnik. Well done! Croatian language is almost identical to my native language so if you need any help with the sources, please let me know. Anyway, I hope you've walked on those walls; there's a lot to see there. Bye! Surtsicna (talk) 22:54, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Hey there! Thanks for the compliment! And just to let you know, a friend of my friend is a friend of mine also! Regarding the sources, the only thing that still needs to be done regarding them is about references to the internet Encyclopedia Britannica, which is the last thing that needs to be fixed before the article passes its GAN. GregorB said that he's going to clear that up tomorrow, so it'll be a GA tomorrow! If the article is to make a run for A or FA or if any help is needed with improving the article, I'll let you know, as the more the merrier. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:39, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Mediation Cabal case[edit]

I have taken the mediation case submitted with you listed as a party to the dispute at the Mediation Cabal. I am reviewing the case history and the disputed talk page itself. First, I would like to know whether you fully agree to be participate in the good faith effort of the mediation to avoid further dispute. Thank You Reubzz (talk) 13:05, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Of course! Thank you for so kindly mediating. Just to let you know, things have quited down over the past couple days (actually nearly week) as all three of the disputing editors (Jack1755, Taksen, and myself) have backed off the article and talk page, just so that things can quiet down and smooth over. Again, thanks for volunteer to mediate and happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:17, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Heraclius[edit]

Saw your name in the honourable Guild of Copy Editors and was wondering if you could give Emperor Heraclius a good shake down. Your skills or any help would be appreciated! -- Esemono (talk) 14:05, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Sure, I'd be glad to! I should have it done within the next few days. Are you planning on nominating the article for GA? Laurinavicius (talk) 17:16, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Really? That's great! I am planning to go for GA. -- Esemono (talk) 03:52, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
That's what I thought. The article is generally in good shape, but they are some things that need fixing. I'll get to work on it as soon as I can, but I'm also working on some other projects simultaneously, which will cut significantly into my work time. However, I'll make it a priority to have it done by Friday. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 04:01, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry for having taken so long to get to the article, but I've had a lot of other things on my mind, both on- and off-Wiki. I've made a couple of more edits to the article so far, and I hope to make a bunch more in the next few hours. However, I won't be able to get to the bulk of the work until Wednesday, at the earliest, but I'll definitely have the article completed by the end of Thanksgiving break (within a week). In the meantime, you should nominate the article for GA? Due to the immense backlog, there is little chance that the article would be reviewed before I have completed, and, if that does somehow happen, the article would pass anyway. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 00:12, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
That's great I'm really excited about you working your magic on the article! -- Esemono (talk) 23:28, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
I've got the magic touch lol! Laurinavicius (talk) 03:11, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

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Cosimo III -- Mediation[edit]

Hi, Laur'. I noticed that Reubzz has shortlisted the mediation case for closure. "Article is dormant - parties seemed to have calmed down - considering closure of case". I'm unsure of the usual proccess for these things, but I think it impolitic to close the case before:

1. it has formally opened.

2 a resolution has been reached.

If it is closed, what do we do next? -- Jack1755 (talk) 20:56, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

I honestly have no idea. If the situation was still going on, then I'd suggest we go to Dispute Resolution or ARBCOM. But since it's not really going on and Taksen hasn't edited the article or talk page in a while, then I don't know what to do. Regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 21:51, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Though, we certainly can't leave it in its current state... -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:22, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
I know. However, the motion to remove all of Taksen's edits to the page has passed, so we can revert his edits out of the way, which certainly improves the article. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 22:25, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Ok :). Sounds good! By the way, Grand Duchy of Tuscany is being reviewed, but if its anything like the week I've had, it's going to fail. I hope my sense of foreboding is wrong. :( Best of luck, -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:26, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
*sigh* Looks like I'm right -- Talk:Grand Duchy of Tuscany/GA1. Although, the reviewer isn't assessing it by GA-criteria. The GA template isn't used either. -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:37, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
He's doing it differently than how you and I do it, but he's assessing it by the GA-criteria. The section headings are the different portions of the criteria, so underneath each one he's giving the items that he feels need to be imporved. Anyways, I hope it does pass, but it looks like it'll be put on hold, which means more work! YAY! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:43, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Lol. But the "is it in accordance with WP:MOS?" isn't there. And he is inaccurate in quite a few of his judgments. Like, for isntance, and. One can start a sentence with and, but he doesen't think so. Things like that....this is his POV.... he isn't comparing it to WP:Good article criteria. Like saying the most elementary facts need citations, for instance, Bianca and Grand Duke Ferdinando were rumoured to be poisoned undisputedly. After all, WP:Citing sources says "Sources should be cited when adding material that is challenged or likely to be challenged". -- Jack1755 (talk) 22:57, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Then speak to him about it. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 23:09, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Just to let you know, it failed. -- 01:01, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
I noticed. All it really needs is a general copyedit and a fixing of some citations. To me, those are not grounds to fail an article, but whatever. We'll fix these mistakes and re-nominate it soon. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 01:05, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
I still have somes bones to pick with him. There are citations for everything, although they aren't every sentence. And he calls my "painting after" format "awkward", though I've seen it used in edited, third-party books! My signature is bust for some reason. -- Jack1755 (talk) 01:12, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Again, I would just speak to him about it and ask him to explain his rationale behind saying such things, as you disagree wholeheartedly. And that sucks about your signature; it's probably just a bug or glitch. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 01:59, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Hey Laur'. Why did you tag Francesco de' Medici as needing "An appropriate infobox"; it already has one. -- Jack1755 (talk) 19:06, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Whoops! I must've missed it somehow. I've already removed the tag, so, no harm done. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 19:15, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
It's OK! What do you think of this? -- Jack1755 (talk) 19:19, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
What about it? -- Laurinavicius (talk) 19:22, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
The whole situation :P. LOL. I kid, I kid. In reagrds to her titles. -- Jack1755 (talk) 19:24, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Lol. Well, I guess since salic-law was abolished by the Tuscan Senate, she would have been able to become the Grand Duchess, but seeing as the Grand Duchy was incorporated into the Holy Roman Empire after the Treaty of Westphalia, the Holy Roman Emperor would have feudal rights over the Grand Duchy. Therefore, since Charles repudiated this ruling, she could not be created Grand Princess, and thus, Grand Duchess later on. I hope that helps! -- Laurinavicius (talk) 19:44, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

???????[edit]

Why did you mess up my page? The information i gave was valid and current. i have visited many deserts in search of unanswered questions and its very wrong that you would mess up the research that i have posted! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Redrosekara (talkcontribs) 02:15, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi there! Well, first of all, I did not "mess up your page", I merely nominated that article for speedy deletion. Second, all Wikipedia content is edited collaboratively, per WP:Ownership of articles. Simply, there are no owners of article; therefore, no editor can refer to an article as "mine". Third, the reason why I suggested that that article spedily deleted is because it's information could be found elsewhere in the encyclopedia (in the desert article) and it consisted entirely of original research (as stated in Wikipedia:No original research: "Wikipedia does not publish original research or original thought. This includes unpublished facts, arguments, speculation, and ideas; and any unpublished analysis or synthesis of published material that serves to advance a position. This means that Wikipedia is not the place to publish your own opinions, experiences, arguments, or conclusions."), which you just affirmed that that article consisted entirely of. If you have any more questions or need some assistance, please don't hesitate to let me know, as I'll gladly give you a hand. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 02:39, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
i think that you are stupid for wanting the page that i created deleted. i will have you know that there is no desert page, therefore there isnt anything on the temperature of the desert at all. Next time think about it and do your research before you request that an article is deleted!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Redrosekara (talkcontribs) 13:00, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi again! First, please refrain from making personal attacks, per Wikipedia:No personal attacks. Second, there is an article on the desert, which you can easily access by clicking the blue word "desert" (this is called an internal link, as it links one Wikipedia page to another with one simple click), which includes the information regarding the temperature of the desert. Third, I'll give you my reasoning for requesting that the article you created be spedily deleted: the information within the article can be found elsewhere in the encyclopedia (in the desert article) and it consisted entirely of original research (as stated in Wikipedia:No original research: "Wikipedia does not publish original research or original thought. This includes unpublished facts, arguments, speculation, and ideas; and any unpublished analysis or synthesis of published material that serves to advance a position. This means that Wikipedia is not the place to publish your own opinions, experiences, arguments, or conclusions."), which you stated that it consisted entirely of. Therefore, it should be spedily deleted, and it ultimately was. If you have any more questions or need some help, please let me know, as I enjoy helping out a new editors. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 21:49, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Hawkeye7[edit]

Hi Laurinavicius
You've both supported and neutraled Hawkeye7's RfA. Could you strike/indent the one that is obsolete? In related news, I've indented your duplicate support at JohnCD's RfA, feel free to remove it entirely if you will. :)
Cheers, Amalthea 03:04, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know about that! I meant to strike/indent my earlier vote on Hawkeye7's RfA, but it must have slipped my mind so I never did. On JohnCD's, though, I meant to support him twice, just trying to bolster his stats and increase his chances. Too bad you noticed :) Thanks again! Laurinavicius (talk) 03:17, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I see, sorry to have ruined your plans. ;) Cheers, Amalthea 03:26, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
It's fine, mate. Time to resort to Plan B!  ;) Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 03:47, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Dubrovnik -- GA[edit]

Good day Jack! I just remind you that Kebeta, GregorB, and I have been waiting about ten days for you to get back to us about whether or not our improvements to Walls of Dubrovnik are sufficient and bring it up to GA-class. Not to rush you, but you would you mind looking at the article next chance you get? Thanks! Laurinavicius (talk) 03:26, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Laurinavicius, you still haven't fixed the main sources per my reccomendations. And, might I add, now that the internet sources have been ironed out, I realise that out of the 15 main sources only 8 have corresponding in-line citations! Everything else is fine. -- Jack1755 (talk) 14:52, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
Hello Jack! I was wondering about the status of the GA nomination, and then I found this exchange between you and Laurinavicius, which prompted me to do one more round of minor cleanup regarding reference parameters and formatting. I squeezed as much as I could in this respect.
I must correct you regarding your claim that "out of the 15 main sources only 8 have corresponding in-line citations" - in fact 14 out of 15 main sources have in-line citations, the only exception being Zlatno doba Dubrovnika XV. i XVI. stoljeće. That's why I personally find the "Main sources" section somewhat redundant, but I'll defer to what other editors think is best. If you have any suggestions regarding possible leftover issues with the article - well, we'll do it! Cheers, GregorB (talk) 21:18, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
My bad, the whole thing was awfully confusing! Call me when you need me. Apologies for my tardiness, I've been ill for the last two weeks. -- Jack1755 (talk) 21:36, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
Gregor said earlier today that he went over and improved the citations again today, saying that he feels that they are "satisfactory for GA". Would you mind looking them as soon as possible and seeing if they're up to par? Thanks! -- Laurinavicius (talk) 00:55, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
It's fine mate, hope you feel better! Laurinavicius (talk) 00:57, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

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Food power[edit]

Thanks for reassessing this article; it is currently part of an educational assignment and is undergoing a Good Article review. If you'd like to leave comments on the review (since you are already familiar with the article, having just reasseesed it), please feel welcome to do so - the more reviewers, the merrier! :) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:39, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome, mate! Educational assignment, eh? Sounds fun! I just wish my school would do something like that; too bad that Wikipedia is strictly taboo there. It's actually been blocked on the school's network, much to my chagrin...Anyways, regarding this article: there's definitely a major problem with it due to the the large amounts of copyright violations and plagiarism, but, as you said on its talk, it certainly is "salvageable". If you guys need a hand with salvaging it, I'd be glad to help out. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:54, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Cashflow INSITE[edit]

Hello Laurinavicius, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I declined the speedy deletion of Cashflow INSITE - a page you tagged - because: linked to article, seems to be a reasonable assertion of notability. PROD or take to AfD if required. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion before tagging further pages. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know. GedUK  13:52, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi there! Thanks for letting me know. I have nominated this article at AfD, as I feel that it does not meet WP:COMPANY. The AfD is here. Thanks again, and happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 00:46, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Clockwork (band)[edit]

Hi. I have heard your plea and declined the speedy on this; but I have taken it to AfD because I don't think they meet WP:BAND. The article doesn't actually say they have appeared on The Hills - it only claims that a song two of them wrote is soon to be featured there. Anyway the AfD is here. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 14:23, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for letting me know. I have commented on the discussion, which, incidentally, supports the deletion of the article. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 00:12, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Antun Saadeh[edit]

Hi, sorry for the late response but according to some Arabic-speaking editors I asked, the name is fine as it is. \//\ 20:30, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Hey! It's fine, mate. Now, since the name is fine as it is, we need to correct all instances in the article where his name is spelled differently. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 23:53, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. — \//\ 01:39, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good, mate! Laurinavicius (talk) 03:37, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

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White Zombie[edit]

Thanks for taking time to read over the review i'm getting for White Zombie! This user reviewing it is giving slightly weird advice and ignoring some Manual of Style information that I'm bringing up to her. I hope you deterred her from wanting a Theme's section as it'll be next to impossible to dig stuff up for it! Cheers. Andrzejbanas (talk) 04:11, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome, mate! I learned that she had made numerous odd reviews (including a four-word one) from reading a discussion about her first five reviews here, so I decided to check out the ones done after the discussion had occurred to see if they were correctly done. While this particular review was better than her previous ones, you're right: she is giving you some weird advice and ignoring MoS. I feel that you should certainly get a second opinion for this review. By the way, I'll give the "Plot" section a copy-edit, as it looks like it certianly needs one. Good luck and happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:20, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
Glad to hear! Get back to me if and when you've got the time to do it! Andrzejbanas (talk) 20:24, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
Well, seeing as tensions and frustrations are starting to flare up on the review page, I've just left a comment suggesting that the article be put On Hold so that you and I could give the article a good ol' copyedit before giving it back to the reviewer. So, I guess that means we should get started ASAP. Sounds fun, eh? Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:22, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good to me! I'll get to it either today or tomorrow. I've had a long day myself. Thanks for all your help! Andrzejbanas (talk) 23:02, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome, mate! I'm glad to help out! :) Laurinavicius (talk) 23:03, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Another Thing[edit]

Who was the winner and loser of the Congo Crisis and The Troubles? I can't figure out who won and lost because the table on the right side does not have two lists of a winner and a loser. B-Machine (talk) 16:07, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

I would say that main winner of the Congo Crisis was the Congo, as it gained its independence. Cuba was also a winner as it gained a key ally in the region as a result of its intervention on the side of the Congo. Belgium, Katanga, and South Kasai were the loser as Belgium lost its only colony, which was a major source of its wealth, and Katanga and South Kasai were defeated in their bids for independence.
The Troubles ended up being a stalemate and didn't really improve either side, and only really brought about a ceasfire and the Belfast and St. Andrews Agreements. I hope that helps! My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 23:51, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

on Walls of Dubrovnik! --Kebeta (talk) 23:18, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks so much, mate! :D Laurinavicius (talk) 23:23, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
You are most Welcome! Thanks! --Kebeta (talk) 23:29, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks and you are most welcome! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:50, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

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Thankyou Laurinavicius for removing that from my talk page. Appreciated. Izzedine 10:33, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

You'rew welcome, mate! :) Laurinavicius (talk) 16:03, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
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Whoa! Awesome thumb! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:39, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Merging articles[edit]

Wikipedia does not support original research. If you think the article has any value then you should find citations to support it. As far as I can see it duplicates material in the article to which it was diverted. Personally I think you would be better accepting that and working on the other article, possibly renaming it. I'll give it a few days, but if there are no citations it gets nominated for deletion. --Snowded TALK 22:40, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

First off, I understand that Wikipedia does not support original research. Second, the article certainly has value on Wikipedia and definitely should not be deleted. There are no valid grounds for deletion of this article. Third, I'd like to explain why "it duplicates material in the article to which it was diverted". Srnec, in his attempt to have Middle Francia merged into Lotharingia, copied information from the Middle Francia article and added it into the Lotharingia, which is why parts of the two look similar. Fourth, this new merge proposal needs to be discussed on the article's talk page before anything is done, and all related WikiProjects need to be informed neutrally so that all interested editors need to participate, as per Help:Merging, which states that: "[i]f [the merge] is controversial or your merger ends up reverted,...propose it on either or both of the affected pages." Fifth, according to WP:Merging, "[m]erging should not be considered if...the topics are discrete subjects and deserve their own articles even though they may be short." Lotharingia and Middle Francia were two entirely separate political entities, linked because the former came about as a result of the partition of the latter. Therefore, this article should not be merged, let alone be deleted. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 23:07, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
If you have no citations then the material cannot stand. it really is simple. If you think the article is valid then find some supporting material, including the various claims above on which I make no comment. --Snowded TALK 23:21, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
I'm adding citations now. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 23:31, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Are you ready to rock![edit]

Hi Laurinavicius, it's nice to talk to you again! I will set up another Peer Review for Klis Fortress, and I already set up Peer Review for Battle of Szigetvár. If you are interested...

  • Battle of Szigetvár - It needs a good copyediting. Lots of info I added is copy-paste from books, so it would need a copyediting because of copyright. Also a modern touch in text, instead of archaic one from the books is needed.
  • Klis Fortress I am fixing References (Footnotes and Bibliography), and will expand a lead section before Peer Review.

If you have some time, and you are interested, please help. Besides copyediting, any additional comments and help is welcome. Regards, Kebeta (talk) 12:34, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

It's nice to talk to you too! I'd be glad to help out! Both articles need a good ol' copyedit, especially the former due to the copyright issues. However, I won't be able to really get cracking on these for a few days do to real-life commitments and another project on Wikipedia (copyediting Heraclius for GA). But I'm going to have a lot of time over Christmas break to work on these articles, so that should make up for it. Good luck and happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 21:45, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Laurinavicius! Actually, there is no need to hurry at all, as I am expanding Klis Fortress further. Kebeta (talk) 09:30, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
Hi Laurinavicius! Tomorrow I will finish Klis Fortress, and then I am going on wiki break for Christmas break. If you have some time for copyediting, that would be great. As soon after you are done, I will nominate it for GA. But, as you will see, there is much more to copyedit, then it use to be. Marry Christmas & Happy Editing! Kebeta (talk) 14:39, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good! I'm actually going to have a lot of time for Wikipedia over break so I should be able to get a lot of work done. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 21:45, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
Sounds great! Thanks. Kebeta (talk) 23:34, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
Awesome! You're very much welcome! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:39, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

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I'm trying to merge lists of wars 1900-1944 with lists of wars 1945-1989 and add 1990-1999 wars and conflicts to create list of wars 1900-1999. Please leave a comment at Talk:List of wars 1945–1989 in support of the merge. 15:00, 17 December 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by B-Machine (talkcontribs)

First of all, mate, this blatantly biased message constitutes inappropriate canvassing. Second, I personally disagree with the merge, as the list would become much too large and cumbersome if it would be condensed into a single article. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 23:20, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Louis XVIII -- King of France and Navarre[edit]

It's important you see this: Talk:Louis XVIII of France#Roi de France et de Navarre. -- Jack1755 (talk) 20:19, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for showing me this. Do you want me to comment on it? -- Laurinavicius (talk) 23:22, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
If you please. How are things with you? We haven't talked in a while. --- Jack1755 (talk) 23:36, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
I'm doing fine, thanks for asking. How are you? And the only reason why I asked was because the discussion appeared to be wrapping up when I first looked at it, but now it's not and things are getting a bit incivil. Yay! More drama! -- Laurinavicius (talk) 23:42, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
LOL. I only just discovered how the talks degenerated into an open fray! I'm sick :(. And I'm in the middle of my X-Mas tests. How's life in lovely NJ? -- Jack1755 (talk) 23:45, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Lol talks often do that, but I never would have thought that Louis XVIII's infobox would be this controversial! It could be better, mainly due to the hundred-page term paper due Tuesday. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 23:48, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
H**y s**t!? Are you kidding? That sounds absolutely horrible! I hope its on a subject you enjoy! And what is Sanata Claus bringing litle Laurinavicius? LOL. -- Jack1755 (talk) 23:50, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
I wish I was kidding. But luckily, it's on one of my favorite topics: World War II. My thesis is that the Comintern nations (at the time, the Soviet Union, Mongolia), and Tannu Tuva) were not truly "allied" with the Grand Alliance of the war, but rather just cooperated with them against mutual foes. And I absolutely have no idea, though I'm hoping for some more books. Reading's my favorite! -- Laurinavicius (talk) 23:55, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Same! I adore books. Little does Mom know that I've read quite a few of my Christmas books! I don't know why, but my interest in WWII is scant -- at best. It should be interesting for me, but, for some reason, we don't click. Interesting thesis! I hope it does well. Oh God, I'm so bored/sick. I'm basically sitting down on the couch on Windows Live, stoned on painkillers, stuffing my mouth with cakes...which aren't even remotely conducive to recovery, despite the fact they're supppppppper tasty! Anyway, I don't want to bore you with my life! However, I have to add that my estranged great-aunt is coming for X-Mas!! -- Jack1755 (talk) 00:01, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
That sounds just like me when I was sick last week lol. "Estranged great aunt", eh? Good luck! Laurinavicius (talk) 00:19, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
The one that cut us out of her will! "I'm not leaving any money cause you're too well-heeled". Now she's at our mercy in a nursing home outside the city! My, how the tables have turned! Aw, you were sick too? I hate windows live. All these freaks seem to have my addy. :/ . How's wiki-life? I nominated Anna Maria Luisa for FA! -- Jack1755 (talk) 00:29, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Wow, she wrote you at of her will? My grandmother did the same, but it's probably out of senility rather than thinking we're "too well-heeled". Wiki-life's fine, things are going pretty well. Good luck with Anna Maria Luisa! If you need any help getting it passed, I'm willing and able! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:09, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Would you mind checking Anna Maria Luisa for "over-florid prose". Apparently, the word "scion" is so incredibly difficult that it can't feature. Thanks. OMG. Did she? My favourite actress died today. :( -- Jack1755 (talk) 20:43, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Sure, but can you just give me an example of "over-florid prose", so I know what to look for? Thanks. And yeah, she did. Well, she kind of didn't write up a will, but just decided to give away nearly all of her possessions to my uncle before she died. Honestly, I don't think I've ever heard of Brittany Murphy, but God bless... Laurinavicius (talk) 20:57, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Examples can be seen here. Thanks. How haven't you heard of her, Laur'!? OMG. Clearly Laurinavicius lives in an undergroud cave in New Jersey. :P -- Jack1755 (talk) 21:08, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I think I've seen her a few times, but I've never heard of her. And apparently I do, although my cave's special: it's got Wi-Fi! :D Laurinavicius (talk) 21:14, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
LOL. Things have gotten even crazier over @ Talk:Louis XVIII. God, I hope that he remains King of France and of Navarre. And to top it all of, apprently, estranged great-aunty Joan is racist! It' gonna be a good X-Mas. -- Jack1755 (talk) 21:25, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
I agree with you on that, it should remain that way. I would put my two sense in, but I really don't have reason why I feel this way lol. And good luck with her! Have fun! ;) Laurinavicius (talk) 23:11, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
LOL. I feel like impaling Surtsicna. Why does he always bring up trivial things like this without citing third-party published sources to bolster his arguement.? *sigh* I'm gonna go drown my sorrows with Keeping up with the Kardashians. You could always just go for a support per Jack1755. Go on! You know you want to ;). Fee free to solicit the assitance of other editors. -- Jack1755 (talk) 23:22, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Keeping Up with the Kardashians? Really? You're probably the only person who watches that, apart from them lol. And sure! I'll go round up some support for you. A little bit of canvassing never hurt nobody! :D Laurinavicius (talk) 23:27, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
LOL. Gotta love E! and all its quality programming. :P I don't think that rule applies to us -- Wikipedia:Ignore all rules. We better continued our scheming by e-mail: jackmcnamee1[at]hotmail[dot com] I'm so gonna get a 24hour ban for this...lol -- Jack1755 (talk) 23:35, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
You're getting a 24-hour ban? Ouch! What for? -- Laurinavicius (talk) 23:38, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Don't worry, I'm not! I said I was gonna get one for canvassing like I am :P. LOL. I need to email you some rather humourous canvassing I've done! -- Jack1755 (talk) 23:45, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Oh lol! Sure, my e-mail's mlaurinavicius@optonline.net. -- Laurinavicius (talk) 22:24, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

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GA[edit]

"Howard the Duck (fix any issues that arise during the GA review)"

Well, it is on hold. igordebraga 02:17, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for letting me know. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 19:00, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Philadelphia Canoe Club[edit]

I added some references to Philadelphia Canoe Club. You may want to revisit Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Philadelphia Canoe Club -- Eastmain (talk) 07:27, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, mate. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:29, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

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(Jordan S. Wilson (talk) 05:56, 5 January 2010 (UTC))Thank you I'll take that to consideration.

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You're welcome, mate! Cheers! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:38, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

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You're very much welcome, mate! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:54, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Could You Do Me A Favor?[edit]

At Congo Crisis and The Troubles, could you reorganize the belligerents list into two columns (winner and loser)? B-Machine (talk) 20:22, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

It's already been done lol. If you need any more help, I'll be glad to do so. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 00:47, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
Uh, you didn't do it. They still have three columns. If you didn't want to do it, you could have just said no. B-Machine (talk) 18:48, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
I know I didn't do it, seeing as it was already done. The list is organized into three columns: one column with the winning alliance and two columns with each of the losing coalitions (in the case of the Congo Crisis), and three separate columns for each coalition for The Troubles. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 21:33, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

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Klis Fortress - GA[edit]

Hi Laurinavicius! Klis Fortress is is currently a good article nominee. Additional help and comments are welcome. Regards, Kebeta (talk) 14:07, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, mate! I'm sorry for the late response; I haven't had much time recently to edit due to finals at school, but I'll definitely be a lot more active in the future and will helps imporve this article to GA-class. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:17, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
Of course...priority must be given to school. Regards, Kebeta (talk) 14:16, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

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Thank you for welcoming me! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Active Banana (talkcontribs) 19:08, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

You're very welcome mate! If you have any questions, I'll be glad to answer them and give you a hand! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:12, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

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Kieven Rus[edit]

Hi

I have had three edit conflicts with you lol. Can you drop me a line on my talk page when you have finished with the article so we can avoid them :¬) Thanks Chaosdruid (talk) 23:21, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Lol, sorry :) I'll stop for now and just pick up later, once you're done. Sounds good? Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:26, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
No m8, carry on the good work (we did a couple that were the same and I see you are coordinating an interesting project) as I was only there to correct some of the things the previous editor did
I have started to watch the second half of Apocalypse Now Redux so not free for an hour or so...
Thanks for the letting me know part though ! Chaosdruid (talk) 23:30, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
You're very welcome mate! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:33, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Khazars and Rus[edit]

Thanks for sending me email about Kievan Rus. I am just starting the wiki editing and still learning. However, since I was born in Ukraine and live there fo many years, I know some about the history of this country. The Kiev has never been part Khazaria, but slavic population of Kiev paid money to Khazars in early 9th century before varangians arrive. The main source about russian history of that time is the The Russian Primary Chronicle (http://web.ku.edu/~russcult/culture/handouts/chronicle_all.html) and the Chronicle says:

http://web.ku.edu/~russcult/culture/handouts/chronicle_all.html

6367 (859) The Varangians from beyond the sea imposed tribute upon the Chuds, the Slavs, the Merians, the Ves, and the Krivichians. But the Khazars imposed it upon the Polianians, the Severians, and the Viatichians, and collected a squirrel skin and a beaver skin from each hearth.

With Rurik there were two men who did not belong to his kin, but were boyars. They obtained permission to go to Constantinople with their families. They thus sailed down the Dnieper, and in the course of their journey they saw a small city on a hill. Upon their inquiry as to whose town it was, they were informed that three brothers, Kii, Shchek, and Khoriv, had once built the city, but that since their deaths, their descendants were living there as tributaries of the Khazars. Askold and Dir remained in this city, and after gathering together many Varangians, they established their domination over the country of the Polianians at the same time that Rurik was ruling at Novgorod

In fact Khazars and Rus was a bitter enemies all the time long until Rus king Svatoslav (grandson of varangian Rurik) totaly distroed the capital of Khazaria Itil.

Sviatoslav I of Kiev finally succeeded in destroying Khazar imperial power in the 960s. The Khazar fortresses of Sarkel and Tamatarkha fell to the Rus in 965, with the capital city of Atil following circa 968 or 969. A visitor to Atil wrote soon after the sacking of the city: "The Rus attacked, and no grape or raisin remained, not a leaf on a branch."

Most of russians would be really surprized (if not upset) when you tell them that Khazaria is predesessor of Kievan Rus. This does not make any sence since these many historical and poetical books about wars between khazars and early russians (see the main article about Khazars and Rise of Rus).

The Rus warlords Oleg and Sviatoslav I of Kiev launched several wars against the Khazar khaganate, often with Byzantine connivance.

Pushkin for example wrote a great poem about Rus second king Oleg war with Khazars. The Khazars (see main article) were a semi-nomadic Turkic people who was eventualy distroed by slavic Rus and other neigbors. Innab (talk) 00:03, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi there! Well, first off, I didn't send you any e-mail (maybe that was some other user as I don't know your e-mail address), particularly one regarding Kievan Rus'. However, I did leave a message on your talk page, but that was simply a welcome message. Second, I responded to your above comment (as you left the same comment on this page, your talk page, and the Kievan Rus' talk page) at the Kievan Rus' talk page, but I'll also post it here just in case. I stated: Khazaria certainly was a predecessor of Kievan Rus'. In 882, Prince Oleg of Novgorod revolted against Khazaria and formally established the state known today as Kievan Rus'. Prior to Oleg's revolt, the territory of the future Kievan state was ruled over by the Khazars and the Varangians, but primarily the former. The people of this territory were forced to pay taxes and tribute to the Khazars. Thus, Khazaria was a predecessor of Rus' as: a) the territory that later came to make up Kievan Rus' was ruled by Khazaria; and b) Prince Oleg of Novogorod formally established Kievan Rus' by revolting and declaring independence from Khazaria. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 02:07, 9 February 2010 (UTC) Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 02:16, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Innab (talk) 04:06, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Well, according to Russian Primary Chronicle Oleg was Oleg was varangian and a relative of the first ruler, Rurik, and was entrusted by Rurik to take care of both his kingdom and his young son Ingvar, or Igor. Oleg gradually took control of the Dnieper cities, captured Kiev (previously held by the Varangian warlords, Askold and Dir) and finally moved his capital from Novgorod there.

The Rus' Primary Chronicle: [2]
6367 (859). The Varangians from beyond the sea imposed tribute upon the Chuds, the Slavs, the Merians, the Ves', and the Krivichians. But the Khazars imposed it upon the Polyanians, the Severians, and the Vyatichians, and collected a white squirrel-skin from each hearth.
6368–6370 (860–862). The tributaries of the Varangians drove them back beyond the sea and, refusing them further tribute, set out to govern themselves. There was no law among them, but tribe rose against tribe. Discord thus ensued among them, and they began to war one against another. They said to themselves, “Let us seek a prince who may rule over us and judge us according to the Law.” They accordingly went overseas to the Varangian Rus': these particular Varangians were known as Rus', just as some are called Swedes, and others Normans, English, and Gotlanders, for they were thus named. The Chuds, the Slavs, the Krivichians, and the Ves' then said to the people of Rus', “Our land is great and rich, but there is no order in it. Come to rule and reign over us.” They thus selected three brothers, with their kinsfolk, who took with them all the Rus' and migrated. The oldest, Rurik, located himself in Novgorod; the second, Sineus, at Beloozero; and the third, Truvor, in Izborsk. On account of these Varangians, the district of Novgorod became known as the land of Rus'. The present inhabitants of Novgorod are descended from the Varangian race, but aforetime they were Slavs.
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With Rurik there were two men who did not belong to his kin, but were boyars. They obtained permission to go to Tsargrad with their families. They thus sailed down the Dnipro, and in the course of their journey they saw a small city on a hill. Upon their inquiry as to whose town it was, they were informed that three brothers, Kyi, Shchek, and Khoriv, had once built the city, but that since their deaths, their descendants were living there as tributaries of the Khazars. Askold and Dir remained in the city, and after gathering together many Varangians, they established their dominion over the country of the Polyanians at the same time that Rurik was ruling at Novgorod. ...
6378–6387 (870–879). On his deathbed, Rurik bequeathed his realm to Oleg, who belonged to his kin, and entrusted to Oleg’s hands his son Igor', for he was very young.
6388–6390 (880–882). Oleg set forth, taking with him many warriors from among the Varangians, the Chuds, the Slavs, the Merians and all the Krivichians. He then came to the hills of Kyiv, and saw how Askold and Dir reigned there. He hid his warriors in the boats, left some others behind, and went forward himself bearing the child Igor'. He thus came to the foot of the Hungarian hill, and after concealing his troops, he sent messengers to Askold and Dir, representing himself as a stranger on his way to Greece on an errand for Oleg and for Igor', the prince’s son, and requesting that they should come forth to greet them as members of their race. Askold and Dir straightway came forth. Then all the soldiery jumped out of the boats, and Oleg said to Askold and Dir, “You are not princes nor even of princely stock, but I am of princely birth.” Igor' was then brought forward, and Oleg announced that he was the son of Rurik. They killed Askold and Dir, and after carrying them to the hill, they buried them there, on the hill now known as Hungarian, where the castle of Ol'ma now stands. Over that tomb Ol'ma built a church dedicated to St. Nicholas, but Dir’s tomb is behind St. Irene’s. Oleg set himself up as prince in Kyiv, and declared that it should be the mother of Rus' cities. The Varangians, Slavs, and others who accompanied him, were called Rus'. Oleg began to build stockaded towns, and imposed tribute on the Slavs, the Krivichians, and the Merians.

So there is no way Oleg would "declare undependence from Khazars" since he was a Novgorod leader of Varangians and was never under control of Khazars.

First off, after gaining and securing power in Novgorod, Oleg traveled south to Kiev in 882, which, at the time, was controlled by Khazaria. There, he declared the city's independence from Khazarian rule and its unification with Novogorod, and moved his kingdom's capital from Novgorod to Kiev. This is generally recognized as the formal establishment of Kievan Rus', not when Rurik or Oleg took power in Novgorod years before. Second, Kiev was not a Varangian city during the mid-to-late 800's, but was a Khazarian one. Kiev was conquered by Khazaria in circa 840; prior to that, it was controlled by numerous East Slavic tribes at different periods of time, including the Varangians. However, the Varangians had not controlled Kiev for at least forty-to-fifty years prior to Oleg's capture of the city. Third, while the Russian Primary Chronicle is a well-respected primary source, it has been criticized as being biased towards a sort-of pro-Russian viewpoint, and generally conflicts with other chronicles of the time that discuss these events, such as the Novgorod, Kiev, East Slavic, and Byzantine Chronicles, which, on the other hand, usually agree with one another. So, I disagree with your assertion that the Russian Primary Chronicle is "the main source about russian history of that time", and believe that there are numerous other credible primary sources from that time. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 05:54, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Innab (talk) 07:34, 9 February 2010 (UTC) Ok, I will agree to call Khazaria a "predecessor" in term of control of some territory that later came to make up Kievan Rus', but paying mandatory "tribute" did not mean that Kiev belonged to Khazaria as a full-right member city, it rather was wage of defeat. Chronicle said that "The Varangians, Slavs, and others who accompanied him, were called Rus". Khazarians was forced to withdraw from Kiev, and later been destroyed by Rus and other neigbours.

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Hey Laurinavicius, I noticed your name on the copyeditor list. I wonder if I could beg a readover for Manitoba? I'm hoping to hit FAC within the next few weeks, but I've been editing mostly on my own for the last little while, so the article would greatly benefit from a fresh set of eyes. Let me know if there's anything I can do in return, and if you don't have the time right now, don't worry about it. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 01:33, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Sure, I'd love to! I was actually just looking for a new project to work on, so you got me at the perfect time :) I'll start working on the article right away. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 18:47, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
Just checking in - are you done with most of what you wanted to do here? Is the article about ready for nomination? Thanks, Nikkimaria (talk) 19:28, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
I'm nearly done with going through it. The article's in very good shape in my opinion, so I think that you should nominate it for FA as soon as you feel that it's ready for nomination. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 19:58, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Manitoba will (hopefully) be appearing as Today's featured article on May 12 - keeping my fingers crossed on that one. Thanks very much for your help! Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 15:46, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome, and I'll keep my fingers crossed too! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 21:07, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

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Lol it does. I'm doing good, you? Laurinavicius (talk) 19:23, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

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GA Review for Klis Fortress[edit]

Hi Laurinavicius! Klis Fortress is currently on hold to become a good article. Please H E L P !!! Regards, Kebeta (talk) 15:58, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, mate! I'll get to work on the article as soon as possible, which will definitely be later today, approximately 11 or 12 hours from now, or so. I'll work on improving the article's prose as, according to the reviewer, that needs the most work. Make sure you replace the three references with problems (one is a dead link, the other two are unreliable sources) with more credible and reliable ones. Here we go again! Laurinavicius (talk) 03:51, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
You are most welcome, because without good copyedit, the article will not pass GA Review! I will replace references and fix some minor details. For next couple days I will be away, so the article is all yours. Thanks! Kebeta (talk) 11:32, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
Sounds good, mate! Laurinavicius (talk) 14:57, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Zagreb Synagogue[edit]

Glad you're interested in the article... So far, Kebeta and Timbouctou are have expressed interest in going for GA too. GregorB (talk) 22:48, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Great! It looks like we have a good team of collaborators on this project, so let's get cracking! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:53, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
Well, no time like the present... I'm going to create a rough todo list in the article's talk page. GregorB (talk) 08:52, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
Sounds good! Laurinavicius (talk) 16:35, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

List of wars 1945-1989[edit]

I have replied to one of your comments relating to the structure of Wikipedia's list of wars. You can see it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:List_of_wars_1945%E2%80%931989 Please read 114.72.189.94 (talk) 13:22, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, mate! And thanks a lot for the support! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 15:42, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

I can't really edit it, because the other users don't want them edited. They seem to want them left as they are. But that doesn't make sense, does it?114.73.56.212 (talk) 08:25, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

What do you mean? -- Laurinavicius (talk) 16:47, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

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Hi there! Thanks for the reminder about the range; I just really haven't had the time recently to work on it. However, I will put more of my energies into working on the Tag and Assessment project and will begin straight away! Thanks again and happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 19:35, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
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Deletion discussion: Comparison between roman and han empires[edit]

Hello. You are invited to take part in the deletion discussion on the redirect Comparison between roman and han empires. Regards Gun Powder Ma (talk) 01:53, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

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Assistance Needed[edit]

Hi - I found you on "Adopt A User", and need a little help. I'm writing a bio of a living person, Emmy Award Winner for Comedy Writing, Carol Burnett Show 1973, + 4 nominations, and various other noteworthy achievements. I have 17 bibliographic sources, and am down to footnoting which has me puzzled. Plus one or two other things to sort out. Would you be able to help?

I'm new here, and still don't know my way around, so if you could answer me on my talk page, it would be good. Thank you. Ahalani (talk) 20:53, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi there! I'd be glad to give you a hand! What exactly are you having difficulty with? Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:13, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

BLP Television Writer[edit]

Thank you for responding so quickly. Here's the story:

I access the Wiki guide http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Footnotes#nbFoot01b. One Kind of Footnoting Sample: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.[Ref 1] Amazingly few discotheques provide jukeboxes.[Ref 2] How razorback-jumping frogs can level six piqued gymnasts.[Ref 3] 1. ^ This is the lazy dog reference. 2. ^ This is the jukeboxes reference. 3. ^ This is the jumping frogs reference. I’m confused, because I’m used to footnoting college and research papers, MLA style. Which Wikiway do you find the easiest? And can you please explain it as though for a third grader?! Including notating them as you write the article. Because after this article, I plan others. Also, the subject of the article does not seem to have his birth date documented in any secondary or tertiary source. He gave it to me personally. What do I do? And – he co-produced and wrote the script for a Kennedy Center production, but the only documentation I have is the program which lists his credits. I plan to include an image of it that can be read. He does have a blog that tells his life story without his birthday, including his Emmy work & the Kennedy Center even among others. http://billangelos.typepad.com/my_weblog/ And he has documentaries on YouTube.

I have completed a short summary (about 6 short paragraphs) + Bibliography - 17 entries - that I could send you, but I didn't know if that's appropriate on a Talk Page. The footnoting is the last thing before I request review.

So please guide me, and thank you. Ahalani (talk) 23:41, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Footnoting on Wikipedia is actually relatively simple. After a sentence or a phrase that you wish to have cited, place the template <ref> ... </ref>, with the bibliographic information where the ellipsis is. To have the reference be shown within the article, create a "References" or "Footnotes" sectionat towards the bottom of the page after all of the text with the template <reflist> in it, and the references will be listed automatically. That's it! If you have any problems or any questions, feel free to let me know and I'll be glad to give you a hand. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 22:46, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

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Thank you very much, mate! I am honored to receive this Barnstar! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 19:28, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
You are most welcome, for your copyediting and for showing me couple things also. Regards, Kebeta (talk) 19:52, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

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Congratulations![edit]

Congratulations Laurinavicius, great work! Regards, Kebeta (talk) 09:58, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Many thanks on your help, it really made the difference! Cheers, GregorB (talk) 11:39, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks mates! Congratulations to you too! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 21:26, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

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2008 South Ossetia War title[edit]

I would like to know your opinion concerning a proposal I made, which I think represents a decent compromise.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 03:09, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I'll posting my views on your proposal soon. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 14:17, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
Not meaning to pester you, but I was wondering if you were still planning to respond.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 18:20, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
It's quite alright :) . I'm still weighing the arguments for and against your proposed compromise title, but I will comment sometime today. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 18:35, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

David Bohm bio[edit]

Hi -

In the Bridging Science, Philosophy and Cognition section, it reads thusly, and this is the full extent of the section:

In 1959, his wife Saral recommended to him a book she had seen in the library by the speaker on life subjects, Jiddu Krishnamurti. Bohm found himself impressed by the way his own ideas on quantum mechanics meshed with the seemingly-philosophical ideas of Krishnamurti. Bohm's approach to philosophy and physics receive expression in his 1980 book Wholeness and the Implicate Order, and in his 1987 book Science, Order and Creativity. Bohm and Krishnamurti went on to become close friends for over 25 years, with a deep mutual interest in philosophical subjects and the state of humanity.

This whole paragraph is a copy of the blurb describing these products for sale at the Krishnamurti bookstore, their website. If you want to check it out, you have to type in the title of one of these products. The full url below doesn't pull it up.

Can Insight be Awakened in Another? Can Insight Bring About a Mutation of the Brain Cells? 78 mins. - Ending of Time - Talk 4 - Breaking the Pattern of Ego-Centered Activity

Fifteen talks between Krishnamurti and David Bohm. Bohm's scientific and philosophical views seemed inseparable. In 1959, his wife Saral recommended to him a book she had seen in the library by the world-renowned speaker on life subjects, Jiddu Krishnamurti. Bohm found himself impressed by the way his own ideas on quantum mechanics meshed with the ... https://bookstore.kfa.org/cat/catalog/demand-download-c-75.html?osCsid=754d84bcb357e4a7ba8e3edba2a6d5b8

Isn't this against Wiki policy? Plus, no source is cited. Not only that, but the information is very incomplete, and misleading. I'm writing a replacement. But meanwhile, is there some kind of label or other action that can be taken to alert readers?

Thanks Ahalani (talk) 13:12, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

You're exactly right: that's pretty blatant copyright violation, plagiarism, POV, and promotion of that product. The best thing to do is to immediatly remove that section from the article until you've finished writing the replacement then put the replacement back into the article. Nice work spotting that! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 14:16, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

how to delete[edit]

Thanks for feedback. I tried to delete, but I don't think it worked. How do I do this? Ahalani (talk) 11:53, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

It's quite simple, actually. First, click the edit button found at the top of the page or near a section heading. Then, highlight the text you wish to delete. Next, press the "Backspace" key. Lastly, click save. Easy, right? Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 19:50, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wikimedia Chapters Meeting 2010, plan for the next stages of projects like Wiki-Conference NYC and Wikipedia Cultural Embassy, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the March meeting's minutes).

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Motto of the Day[edit]

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GOCE Newsletter[edit]

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive! We have now reached the halfway point, and here's what has happened so far.

  • Requests Report - Good news! The number of special requests waiting to be edited has been reduced drastically, with almost all of the remaining items having editors committed to getting them done. Good work, people!
  • Target Report - ɳorɑfʈ's initial target of reducing the backlog of articles for copy edit turned out to be unrealistic insane, so a new target was set: we hope to reduce the to backlog to less than 7,500 items in the queue by the end of the month. The number in the queue was 7,950 as of close of business yesterday.
    • If we "concentrate our firepower" we can wipe out Jan, Feb, and March 2008, meaning the drive will have cleared four months off the backlog queue. Please consider copyediting from one of these months.
  • Rewards Report - We now have some clear leaders on the board in all three Gold Star categories, and many people have qualified for the various barnstars. It is not too late to participate, as it takes just 2,000 words (pre-edit) to qualify for a barnstar! Don't wait! Start participating today. Remember, the ultimate winner is Wikipedia.
  • Notice to Participants - For those who have indicated that you will be working on certain articles on the drive page in your respective tally box, please ensure that you complete these copyedits as soon as possible.

Thank you very much for your participation so far!

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This newsletter by Diannaa (writer) and SMasters (writer and typesetter).
Thrown onto your doorstep by ɳorɑfʈ on a red Huffy bike.

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Substing Welcome Templates[edit]

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The Wikipedia Signpost: 17 May 2010[edit]

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Unauthorized Individuals Writing My Peter Godwin Page And Reverting My Page When I Seek To Edit It[edit]

Hi,

I am Peter Godwin. People keep reverting my edits on my page. Here is what I wrote on the page as a warning- which they ignored. It explains the problem. I need to have control over strangers writing fiction about my life and career (they originally had me born in Germany- I was born in London and have never even lived in Germany- one example of many.) Please read this and direct me with an email contact or a phone number to someone in the Wiki legal department. We need to speak and resolve this. "WITHOUT PREJUDICE- I am Peter Godwin the singer to whom this page refers. I have verified everything here and will continue to edit this page until it is comprehensive and 100% accurate. The previous version was written by someone who does not know me and has never met me. Many of the facts and opinions expressed by that individual were factually incorrect and potentially libelous. They certainly had no verification from me, the subject of this page, nor from any authorized representative of me. If "Akerans" keeps reverting this page to the previous version, I will be obliged to pass this matter over to my lawyers. If any responsible agent of Wikipedia wishes to get in touch with me for verification of my identity, please email me through http://www.nuevomusic.com. I am very happy to be part of Wikipedia, but I cannot tolerate random strangers re-writing my life and career to their misinformed fantasy. I await your response. Peter Godwin 23rd May 2010" Peter Godwin Nuevo (talk) 00:36, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Re: message to 64.180.111.41[edit]

Hi Laurinavicius,

Thanks for the message with Wikipedia info links. I actually have an account, but I have a bad habit of failing to log in before I do any work on my one article: John Howe (loyalist). I have also done work on this page as 209.17.183.249, 216.232.69.9, and 64.180.122.15. Is there any way that I can change these IP addresses to my user name? I will try to remember to log in before I start any work.

Thanks, AJJ (talk) 16:55, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi there! As for as I know of, there's no way that you could change those IP addresses to your user account. The easiest thing to do at home is to just click the "Remember Me" box, so you'll always be logged in. However, if you're editing at work or on any other public computer, don't click "Remember Me", as others may be able to access you're account, espeically if you don't log out. So, at work or on a public computer, you just need to remember to log in. Anyways, happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:38, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Signpost: 24 May 2010[edit]

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WP:FILMS May 2010 Newsletter[edit]

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Backlog Elimination Drive Wrap-up[edit]

Thanks very much to all who helped with the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive. We were very close to meeting our target of 7,500 articles remaining in the backlog. Our most shining success is the incredible reduction in the backlog of Special Requests. That part of the project saw a drop from 62 articles in the queue, some dating back to February of 2009, down to a stunning THREE, all of which were being edited at the close of the drive. The Special Requests page will now be a great resource for people looking to tidy up their article in advance of a GA or FA nomination, instead of a place where articles go to die.

Moving forward

GOCE backlog elimination drive chart up to 31 May

The drive has not only forced a great leap forward in reducing the backlog. It has helped promote the Guild, and led to a greater awareness of the level of vigilance required to keep the backlog manageable. Ideas such as charts, graphs, and barnstars helped motivate editors, and meeting other users helped quell any feelings gnomish editors may have had in the past that they were toiling all alone. Keep up the good work people!!

Stats

Almost everyone who participated will receive a barnstar. We will be handing these out over the next week or so.

  • Five people will receive the highest award for word count (80,000 or more), the Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star: Bullock, Diannaa, NielsenGW, S Masters, and Torchiest.
  • The Order of the Superior Scribe (40,000+) goes to Auntieruth55, Bobnorwal, Kojozone, Lfstevens, and Mlpearc.
  • fds wins the Modern Guild of Copy Editors Barnstar (30,000+).
  • The Old School League of Copyeditors Barnstar for 20,000+ is awarded to A. Parrot, mono, Truthkeeper88, and The Utahraptor.
  • the Tireless Conributor Barnstar (12,000+) goes to dtgriffith, Laurinavicius, and Quinxorin.
  • Buggie111, Brickie, cymru lass, liquidluck, noraft, and Yellow Monkey get the Cleanup Barnstar for 8,000+ words.
  • The Working Man's Barnstar for 4,000+ words goes to Annalise and fetchcomms.
  • The Modest Barnstar is awarded to Theo10011 and The Tito.

Gold Star Award

The Gold Star Award goes to the top editor in three challenges: Number of special requests fulfilled, number of articles edited, and number of words. Here are the final results.

Final results: Gold Star Award:
Requests Articles Words
1. SMasters (17) Torchiest (250) NielsenGW (150,360)
2. Bobnorwal (13) Diannaa (212) Diannaa (136,200)
3. Bullock (9) kojozone (76) Torchiest (125,000)


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The Wikipedia Signpost: 31 May 2010[edit]

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Adoption[edit]

Hi! I was wondering if you would adopt me. I am a relatively new user and I think that it'd be good to make sure I'm doing things right! ~QwerpQwertus ·_Talk_·_Contribs_· The Wiki Puzzle Piece Award 23:41, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

If I may append my request to that of QwerpQwertus; I was wondering if you would adopt me. I am a relatively new user and I think that it'd be good to make sure I'm doing things right! And now I see where I first saw your name. You welcomed me to Wikipedia. Thank you. I am enjoying the mood of open cooperation. --Ngstanton (talk) 19:11, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi guys! I'm ready and willing to adopt a new user, but there's just one problem. I can really only take on one of you two at the moment. I guess we'll decide which one of you I'll adopt by comparing our interests: I'll adopt the one of you with interests more closely related to mine, as having similar interests with the person you're adopting really makes the entire adoption process and experience of editing Wikipedia much more enjoyable. I'll help the other individual find an adopter, one whose interests are more "in tune" with theirs. Does this sound alright with you guys? Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:21, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
I'm good with that and I respect both your sense that you can only take on one neophyte now and that you will know which one and who would be good for the other.
My interests are in the areas of:
  1. Community building, organizational systems and relationships. I am planning an article on "lifesharing". This page is my home and work North Plain Farm, part of Cadmus Lifesharing Association.
  2. Working to help with our environmental crisis. Here's the website I created for that Transition Town Great Barrington. I'm looking forward to helping to clean up the site and controversy around Open Space Technology.
  3. I also have a project ongoing about flat or horizontal and vertical or hierarchical structures in organizations. This is largely based on my own observations after living in intentional communities for forty years so I will need a group to work on this to get it up to Wiki standards or I might need a different forum altogether.
  4. Beyond those I am finding it very rewarding to be involved with a project as powerful, humanscale and creative as Wikipedia. --Ngstanton (talk) 00:01, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

My interests include...

  1. Creating and expanding school and technology articles. I revamped this article (I did about 90% of it) and am working on another
  2. Working at the Help desk and RfF.
  3. Patrolling new user contribs\welcoming them
  4. Revising articles with Advisor.js (forgot who I got it from)
  5. Doing about anything on Wikipedia - (also working on my user page - I'm just about finished with the new one)

But if Ngstanton wants the position, that's fine - I can easily ask someone else. Thanks! ~QwerpQwertus ·_Talk_·_Contribs_· The Wiki Puzzle Piece Award

I'm also totally open to choosing or being assigned to another Adopter. --Ngstanton (talk) 14:21, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, but I think I'll just not be adopted - I'm probably experienced enough - I have also had other accounts for short times in addition to my work on this one. Thanks for your trouble! ~QwerpQwertus ·_Talk_·_Contribs_· The Wiki Puzzle Piece Award
Hi, Laurinavicius, if you would prefer to concentrate on your history and your studies, I'm fine with finding another adopter. --NickStan 03:02, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry for taking so long to get back to the both of you, but I was in a car accident nearly a month ago, was seriously injured, and spent the past several weeks in the hospital recovering, so I only got home yesterday and today's been my first chance to edit. Anyways, Nick, I see that you've already been adopted so congratulations! And Qwerp, if you are still interested in being adopted, I'd be very much willing to adopt you and show you the ropes. If not, then that's quite alright with me as well. So, what do you say? Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 18:17, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Hope you're OK! And no - that's all right, I think I'm experienced enough now (I've spent a lot of time here since I joined) in fact, I've adopted two users myself! Thanks for your time though! QwertyQwerpus (talk) 03:03, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Cereals - too many pages?[edit]

I was answering a question for a friend and found pages (or are they called "entries"?) for several topics - Semolina, Cream of Wheat, Malt-O-Meal Company, Wheatena, that seem to me would belong under the heading/title "Cereals". I have two questions: Is it OK for me to make those changes? and How do I make those changes? --Ngstanton (talk) 19:43, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi there! First of all, they are officially and usually called articles, but pages and entires can be used as synonyms. Second, you can make any change you want, provided that they improve the article and the encyclopedia as a whole. Third, I'm not quite sure what specific changes you're suggesting to make; would you mind repeating it in different words so that I can catch on? Fourth, the way to make those changes is pretty simple, just click the edit button right above the text of the article, make your changes to the article, then click save, just like you did on this page. Good luck and happy editing! :) Laurinavicius (talk) 22:31, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi to you. Side note: Does your response mean you have "adopted" me or is adoption not that formal?
Re the cereal question:
  1. There is a fairly complete article on "Cereal".
  2. "Semolina" is a cereal product usually made from wheat.
  3. Cream of Wheat, Wheatena and Farina are all Brand name items sold in grocery stores.
  4. Malt-O-Meal Company is a company and the article is about the company.
From what I've learned so far, number four clearly does not belong as a standalone article and barely would qualify for inclusion in the "Cereal" article, number three could be included in the "Cereal" article as examples of cereal products but I don't think they qualify for standalone articles, number two, "semolina" clearly, at least to me, belongs under the Cereal Title.
So am I right in these suppositions?
And if so, how do I "move" an article? Cut and paste? or is there a more sophisticated tool?--Ngstanton (talk) 23:19, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I found the page on moving articles. No need to respond to the above. --NickStan 11:37, 6 June 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ngstanton (talkcontribs)

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DATE OF DEATH OF POET RAJA MEDHI ALI KHAN[edit]

RESPECTED SIR/MADAM, DATE OF DATH OF RAJA MEDHI ALI KHAN IS 1966 TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.PLEASE CLARIFY AND OBLIGE THANKS VERY MUCH. Best regard Mirza Mohammad Yousaf Newyork MY E.MAIL mohammadyousaf40@hotmail.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.186.106.213 (talk) 22:53, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you!
Laurinavicius - Thank for your participation and support in my RfA.

I can honestly say that your comments and your trust in me are greatly appreciated.

Please let me know if you ever have any suggestions for me as an editor, or comments based on my admin actions.

Thank you!  7  23:10, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Help:English to Latin Translation[edit]

Hello! I need some help on English to Latin translation. Please help me to translate the following list of english words to Latin.

  • Bishop of Rome
  • Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Patriarch of Antioch
  • Patriarch of Jerusalem

Thank you. Amit6 (talk) 18:29, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Signpost: 7 June 2010[edit]

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Barnstar[edit]

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For your copyediting efforts during the May 2010 Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive, editing 26 articles with a combined total of 12,622 words, I hereby award you this Cleanup Barnstar. Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work! --Diannaa TALK 03:09, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Grab some glory, and a barnstar[edit]

Hi, I'd like to invite you to participate in the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive. In May, about 30 editors helped remove the {{copyedit}} tag from 1175 articles. The backlog is still over 7500 articles, and extends back to the beginning of 2008! We really need your help to reduce it. Copyediting just a couple articles can qualify you for a barnstar. Serious copyeditors can win prestigious and exclusive rewards. See the event page for more information. And thanks for your consideration. ɳorɑfʈ Talk! 14:55, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you very much for signing up for the July Backlog Elimination Drive! The copyedit backlog stretches back two and a half years, all the way back to the beginning of 2008! We're really going to need all the help we can muster to get it down to a manageable number. We've ambitiously set a goal of clearing all of 2008 from the backlog this month. So once again, thanks for your support!--Diannaa TALK 04:00, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Reviewer granted[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under flagged protection. Flagged protection is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. –xenotalk 16:55, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

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Battle of Szigetvár[edit]

Hi Laurinavicius! Battle of Szigetvár is currently a good article nominee. I have nominated it today, but due to backlog it won't be addressed soon (I think). Additional help, comments and copyediting are welcome. Regards, Kebeta (talk) 15:32, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Hey Kebeta! Thanks for letting me know! I'll give it a look-over today and fix any problems that I see. Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 18:41, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

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Quick point[edit]

Hey, I saw that you worked on Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and passed it as a Good Article! I was wondering what your thoughts on the article Philippe I, Duke of Orléans which I have heavily edited!? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I want him to have the same status :) (also would you look at Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans?) Sorry to seem a hassle!
Monsieur le Duc --LouisPhilippeCharles (talk) 15:14, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Oi Lol --LouisPhilippeCharles (talk) 10:48, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
Hey there! Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, I've been away taking summer classes for the past several weeks, so I haven't been editing for a while. Anyways, the major issue with both articles is grammar, they could both use a good copyedit, which I'll get to work on straight-away. In addition, the vast majority of the information in Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier is from the Sackville-West book and needs to be diversified, if at all possible. We got some work to do in order to bring these articles up to GA! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 23:30, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
Hiiii! Glad to see you are back =] I'll sort out sources for Mademoiselle de Montpensier! Thank you so much for your help! Hope you are ok Monsieur le Duc LouisPhilippeCharles (talk) 12:48, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
Whew! [wipes sweat off brow] I've finished copyediting Philippe. It looks quite a bit different than it did before (for example, I literally cut nearly 3,000 words out of the article, by combining sentences, cutting down on wordiness, etc.), but definitely for the better. I feel that it is certainly ready for a GA assessment! What do you think? Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 18:11, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Lol! Looks good to me! I am notorious for writing reaaaaaaaaly long sentences but I don't know why lol. How exciting and thanks again Monsieur le Duc LouisPhilippeCharles (talk) 16:28, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

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GOCE Newsletter[edit]

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GOCE July 2010 backlog elimination drive chart

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive! We have now passed the halfway point, so here's an update.

Progress Report - Progress toward the targets has been good. 751 articles out of the approximately 1,600 we would like to get completed by the end of the month were done by July 15, so we will be very close to meeting the target for volume. However, we would like to clear all of the 2008 articles from the backlog, and there are still 892 left to do. Please consider choosing one of these older articles when looking for something to copy edit. If we focus our firepower we can completely wipe out 2008 from the queue.

Participation Report - 95 people signed up for the July drive. This is a great result compared to May, when we had 36. However, in May only one person that signed up didn't do any copy edits, and in July only 59 of the 95 have posted any copy edits on the big board.

The task may seem insurmountable but please remember that if all 95 participants copy edit just one article a day from now until the end of the month, we will eliminate 1,300 more articles from the backlog. So please consider participating at whatever level you can! All contributions are appreciated.

This newsletter was prepared for the GOCE by Diannaa (Talk), S Masters (talk), and The Raptor Let's talk.

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buried vandalism[edit]

Before tagging an article for having no lead, it's generally a good idea to check the history for missed vandalism, especially when the article is otherwise well-formed. Thanks, BanyanTree 13:42, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Good day! Thanks for the heads-up. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 14:28, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

10k+ Copy Edit[edit]

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For copy editing the following article:

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GOCE Backlog Elimination Drive Wrap-up[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks to all who participated in the drive! Over 100 editors—including Jimbo Wales—signed up this time (nearly triple the participants of the May drive). This benefited the Guild as well as the articles in need of copy editing. You can see from the comparison graphs that we increased the number of completed copyedits substantially. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet our goal of completely wiping out 2008 from the queue. We also were not able to reduce the backlog to less than 6,000 articles. We suspect people were busy with real life summertime things, at least in the northern hemisphere! We were able to remove the months of January, February, March, April, and May from the backlog, and we almost wiped out the month of June. We reduced the backlog by 1,289 articles (17%), so all in all it was a very successful drive, and we will be holding another event soon. We'll come up with some new ideas to try to keep things fresh and interesting. Keep up the good work, everybody!


Stats
If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you edited in the May 2010 GOCE Backlog Elimination Drive, your word totals are cumulative for barnstars (not the leaderboard). Over the course of the next week or two, we will be handing out the barnstars.

GOCE backlog elimination drive chart up to 31 July
  • Eight people will receive The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Barnstar (100,000+ words): Chaosdruid, Diannaa, Ericleb01, Lfstevens, Shimeru, S Masters, The Utahraptor, and Torchiest.
  • Bullock and Slon02 will receive The Order of the Superior Scribe (80,000+).
  • The Barnstar of Diligence (60,000+) goes to Derild4921, GaryColemanFan, kojozone, and Mlpearc.
  • The Modern Guild of Copy Editors Barnstar (40,000+) goes to A. Parrot, AirplanePro, Auntieruth55, Bejinhan, David Rush, and mono.
  • Nobody will receive The Old School League of Copy Editors award (30,000+).
  • The Tireless Contributor Barnstar (20,000+) goes to Backtable, Cindamuse, dtgriffith, Duff, e. ripley, Laurinavicius, NerdyScienceDude, and TEK.
  • The Cleanup Barnstar (12,000+) goes to Brickie, Casliber, cymru lass, December21st2012Freak, Nolelover, TheTito, Whoosit, and YellowMonkey.
  • The Working Man's Barnstar (8,000+) goes to Bsherr, Duchess of Bathwick, HELLKNOWZ, Mabeenot, noraft, Pyfan, and Richard asr.
  • The Modest Barnstar (4,000+) goes to Adrian J. Hunter, Airplaneman, Annalise, Camerafiend, Cricket02, Fetchcomms, Gosox5555, LeonidasSpartan, Paulmnguyen, Piotrus, SuperHamster, Taelus, and TPW.


Gold Star Award

Gold Star Award Leaderboard
Articles Words 5k+ Articles
1. Diannaa (248) Shimeru (200,392) Shimeru/Ericleb01 (13)
2. Slon02 (157) Diannaa (164,960) Chaosdruid (8)
3. GaryColemanFan (101) Chaosdruid (130,630) Derild4921 (7)
4. Torchiest (100) The Utahraptor (117,347) GaryColemanFan/Slon02 (6)
5. Shimeru (80) Ericleb01 (114,893) Bejinhan/The Utahraptor (5)


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Grand Duchy of Tuscany[edit]

Hi Laurinavicius, I noticed that you just nominated Grand Duchy of Tuscany as a good article. Looking at the article, I noticed some significant factual errors in the discussion of the period of the Grand Duchy's history which I am most familiar with, which is its end - I tried to explain what was wrong and give some sources that explain what happened in more detail. john k (talk) 18:17, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi John, thank you very much for bringing this to my attention. As I'm not much of an expert on historical Italian states, I unfortunately did not notice these inaccuracies. Anyways, the incorrect information comes from two sources, Catholic Encyclopedia's entry on "Tuscany" and Encyclopædia Britannica's entry on "Leopold II (grand duke of Tuscany)". The combined five citations from these two sources were added in either September or October of last year by Jack1755, who heavily edited the article from May through October of last year. The section dealing with the end of the Grand Duchy, entitled "Tuscany restored and its final demise", prior to all of Jack's edits to the article reads:
"With the fall of the Napoleonic system in 1814, Ferdinand was restored to the Grand Duchy, ruling until his death in 1824. Italian Nationalism had exploded in the post-Napoleonic years, leading to secret societies hell-bent on a unified Italy. Many rebellions ensued, such as the Revolutions of 1848 in the Italian states, and several more minor ones preceding. Ferdinand's son, Leopold II of Tuscany, ruled until April 1859, when he was driven out by a revolution following the defeat of the Austrians by the French and Sardinian forces in the Austro-Sardinian War. Napoleon III had supported Sardinia in this war partly because assassination attempts had been made on his life by Italian nationalists.
"In July, Leopold, in exile in Vienna, abdicated in favour of his son, Ferdinand IV, who never reigned. Tuscany was under Sardinian administration and Ferdinand was formally deposed by the de facto government on 16 August. In December 1859, the Grand Duchy officially ceased to exist, being joined to the Duchies of Modena and Parma to form the United Provinces of Central Italy, which was annexed by the Kingdom of Sardinia a few months later, in March 1860, Italy was unified in 1870, when the remains of the Papal States were annexed in that September, deposing Pope Pius IX"
As a starting point for re-writing this section, is this information correct? Thanks again! Laurinavicius (talk) 21:38, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
That's a bit better in some ways - it doesn't imply Leopold II returned in order to abdicate, for one thing. It still has a few problems, though - 1) it doesn't discuss Leopold's interactions with the revolution in 1848-9, which is of key importance, I think, in terms of destroying elites' loyalty to the dynasty; 2) as I said above, Leopold was driven out by a revolution which occurred before the Austrians had begun the war, much less been defeated in it (the chronology is explained reasonably well in the 1911 Britannica article on Leopold); 3) I'm not sure the relevance of assassination attempts against Napoleon III to this article, which ought to be about giving an overview of the history of the grand duchy, not the process of Italian unification as a whole; 4) I'm not sure exactly where Leopold was when he abdicated; he might have been in Vienna, but I'd have thought he was probably still in Venetia (the precise date of his abdication was July 21); 5) Tuscany was not under Sardinian administration after the end of the war on July 11, but under the control of a provisional government of Tuscans, led by the Tuscan nobleman Bettino Ricasoli; the Sardinians had some influence with this provisional government, but did not formally return until after the annexations were voted on in March 1860. I'd like to just write out replacement text myself, but right now I don't really have time to look up all the citations that would be needed and do it right. The Catholic Encyclopedia, though, has some clearly incorrect statements, from which Jack1755 seems to have innocently made even more incorrect inferences; the 1911 Britannica article on Leopold II is probably the best general reference source on the subject. The key dates are: April 27, 1859 - bloodless revolution in Florence expels Leopold II; April 29, 1859 - war begins between Austria and Sardinia; the new government in Florence now invites in the Sardinians; July 11, 1859 - preliminary peace of Villafranca ends the war, Habsburgs to be restored in Florence, Sardinian protectorate comes to a formal end; July 21, 1859 - Leopold II abdicated in favor of his son Ferdinand IV; August 16, 1859 - assembly elected under auspices of provisional government proclaims deposition of the Habsburgs; March 22, 1860 - Sardinia annexes Tuscany due to results of plebiscite conducted by the provisional government earlier that month. The 1911 Britannica article, combined with the sources I mention on the talk page, ought to corroborate that and flesh it out. john k (talk) 22:30, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Ok, I see. Since you intend on re-writing the section yourself, do you have any idea when you'll be able to start work on it? Seeing as the article's up for GA, it really needs to be done in the next few weeks, before the article is reviewed, so time is of the essence. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 19:13, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
I wasn't volunteering to re-write the section myself - I was noting that I would like to, but don't really have time to for the immediate future. I certainly don't have time to rewrite within the next few weeks. john k (talk) 20:18, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
My apologies, I misunderstood you. Anyways, what do you believe should be done? Should I re-write the section or would you prefer to do so when you get the time? My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 21:04, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
If you want to have a go, that's fine - I can review what you write, if that would help. I'm basically at the point where I'm trying to get my dissertation finished, so while I'm happy to procrastinate on wikipedia, I don't feel like I should use my actual writing energies on it, if that makes any sense. john k (talk) 21:36, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
It does. Anyways, I'll get to work on the section as soon as I've gotten some sources on hand, including the four books that you suggested on the article's talk page. My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 22:28, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

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Hi, you placed a welcome message on this user talk page - User talk:88.210.148.230. That is me, it is just sometimes I get logged out and don't notice. I should probably place a notice on that page to say I am a registered user, do you know any templates for that?

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Hi there! As far as I know of, there aren't any templates for that purpose, so you should just leave a message on your IP's user page letting other editors know that that's your IP and that you may accidentally edit with it if you get logged out and didn't notice. Regarding archiving my talk page, I know that I really should and I honestly don't know why I haven't done so yet, but I've never really had a problem with it being hard to navigate or slow to load. But if other editors are having problems, then I will archive my page, which I'll do as soon as I get the chancew to. Anyways, happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 17:51, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

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A few things[edit]

Hi Laur. I've noticed a few of the users you welcome are a bit questionable. For example, what really struck me was the fact you welcomed a user (with a regular welcome) who was blatantly vandalizing a few days ago and was later blocked for being a vandalism only account. You also welcomed a user who has a questionable username. While it is essential to not bite and assume good faith, using reasoning is more important. This isn't a negative message, this is just peculiar. There is a vandal welcome and other messages regarding questionable usernames as well as a plethora of other welcomes if you install Friendly in your preferences. Please also substitute the templates. Cheers, Tommy! 01:55, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

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Participation report — We have 71 participants in the September drive. 95 people signed up for the July drive, and in May we had 36.

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Your GA nomination of Grand Duchy of Tuscany[edit]

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Do you still want to work on this article? It's been a week already...Nikkimaria (talk) 02:51, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

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September 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive Conclusion[edit]

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors September 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks to all who participated! Several of our top editors were called away to real life concerns during the month (be careful out there, people!). This meant that once again, we did not meet all our lofty targets, but we did come close.

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GOCE barnstar[edit]

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An update from adopt a user[edit]

Hi there Laurinavicius! You may be wondering, what have I done to sound the alarm this time? Nothing. I'm messaging you in regards to the adopt-a-user program, which currently has a backlog of users wishing to be adopted. This doesn't make much sense, as we have a considerable list of users offer adoption, so there shouldn't be any backlog. I've begun to eliminate this backlog myself through a matching program, but I need your help to make it work. Of course, adoptees and adopters don't have to go through there, but I believe it helps eliminate the backlog because someone is actively matching pairs.

On the list of adopters, I have modified the middle column to say "Interests." It's easier working with other users that have similar interests, so if it's not too much to ask, could you add your interests in the middle column? For example, if I was interested in hurricanes, computers, business, and ... reptiles? I would place those in the middle column. Counter-vandalism and the like can also be included (maintenance should be used as the general term). The more interests, the better, since adoptees can learn more about you and choose the one they feel most comfortable working with. The information about when you're most active and other stuff can go into the "Notes" section to the right.

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Elections are currently underway for our inaugural Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days: 00:01 UTC, Friday 1 December – 23:59 UTC, Tuesday 14 December. All GOCE members in good standing, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. There are six candidates vying for four positions. The candidate with the highest number of votes will become the Lead Coordinator, therefore, your vote really matters! Cast your vote today.

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WP:FILM November 2010 Newsletter[edit]

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November 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive Conclusion[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive!
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We have reached the end of our fourth backlog elimination drive. Thanks to all who participated.

Stats

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  • 58 people signed up for this drive. Of these, 48 people participated in the drive.
  • Although we did not eliminate the months we planned to (January, February, and March 2009; and August, September, and October 2010), we did reduce the backlog by 627 articles (11.2%), which was over our goal of 10%.
  • 49 awards will go out to 33 of 48 participants. Check out the complete list of barnstar winners here.

Barnstars

If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you participated in the September 2010 backlog elimination drive, you may have earned roll-over words (more details can be found here). These roll-over words count as credit towards earning barnstars, except for leaderboard awards. We will be delivering these barnstars within the next couple of weeks.

Our next drive is scheduled for January 2011. In the meantime, please consider helping out at the Wikification drive or any of the other places where help with backlogs is needed.

Thank you for participating in the last 2010 backlog elimination drive! We look forward to seeing you in January!

Your drive coordinators –The UtahraptorTalk to me/Contributions, S Masters (talk), and Diannaa (Talk)

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NYC Meetup: Saturday, December 4[edit]

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GOCE Year-end Report[edit]

Season's Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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We have reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been! The Guild of Copy Editors was full of activity, and we achieved numerous important milestones in 2010. Read all about these in the Guild's 2010 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 503 editors
  • 2,589 articles removed through four Backlog elimination drives
  • Our encounter with Jimbo Wales
  • Guild home pages reorganized and redesigned
  • Report on our inaugural elections
  • Guild Plans for 2011
  • New barnstars introduced
  • Requests page improved
  • Sign up for the January 2011 Backlog elimination drive!
Get your copy of the Guild's 2010 Year-End Report here
On behalf of the Guild, we take this opportunity to wish you Season's Greetings and Happy New Year. See you in 2011!
– Your Coordinators: S Masters (lead), Diannaa, The Utahraptor, and Tea with toast.

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Empire of Brazil FAC is now open![edit]

Empire of Brazil is now a Featured Article candidate. Your opinion (either as support or oppose) is welcome. Here is the page: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Empire of Brazil/archive1. Kind regards, --Lecen (talk) 18:33, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

December 2010 Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

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This Wikilink Barnstar is given to Laurinavicius for wikifying 4 articles, a total of 17,041 words. Thanks for participating, and please be sure to help out at our next drive! Nolelover It's football season! 00:54, 7 January 2011 (UTC)


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This Superior Barnstar is given to Laurinavicius for a leaderboard appearance. Again, thanks for participating! Nolelover It's football season! 00:54, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

ndash and date pages[edit]

I noticed you changed the – used on date pages here. The – is used for a reason, see the last entry at WP:DAYS#Style. There was a relatively recent discussion about this here. This is a situation where consensus is against applying WP:MOSDASH in this instance. I am going to revert the change for now. Thanks. Winston365 (talk) 04:59, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

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Empire of Brazil FAC is now open[edit]

Hi, Laurinavicius. Empire of Brazil is now a Featured Article candidate. Since you're part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Former countries, your opinion (either as support or oppose) is welcome. Here is the page: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Empire of Brazil/archive1. Kind regards, --Lecen (talk) 01:08, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive news[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2011 backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors January 2011 Backlog elimination drive! The drive is halfway over, so here are some mid-drive stats.

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So far, 43 people have signed up for this drive. Of these, 25 have participated. If you signed up for the drive but haven't participated yet, it's not too late! Try to copy edit at least a few articles. Remember, if you have rollover words from the last drive, you will lose them if you do not participate in this drive. If you haven't signed up for the drive yet, you can sign up now.

Progress report

We have eliminated two months from the backlog – January and February 2009. One of our goals is to eliminate as many months as possible from the 2009 backlog. Please help us reduce the size of this part of the backlog if you haven't already. Another goal is to reduce the entire backlog by 10%, or by 515 articles. Currently, we have eliminated 375 articles from the queue, so if each participant copy edits four more articles, we will reach that goal.

Thank you for participating in the January 2011 drive. We anticipate it will be another big success!

Your drive coordinators –S Masters (talk), Diannaa (Talk), The UtahraptorTalk to me, and Tea with toast (Talk)

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Commas[edit]

Hi

Can you point me to where the MoS says that commas are required:

  • After June 2009 in a sentence.
  • Before someones name [3]

If you are going to correct me then I would like to know why :¬)

Thanks Chaosdruid (talk) 00:43, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

I also noticed that I might not be doing June 4, 2010 correctly as I have been changing some of them to match the majority in articles where the majority is June 4, 2010, which may in fact be incorrect. Damn those MoS' !
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February 2011 Wikification Drive[edit]

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WikiProject Wikify's Coordinator Election[edit]

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Thanks! And a question[edit]

Thanks for welcoming me, Laurinavicius. I hope I stick around, too. If you have a minute, perhaps you can help answer my open question at the Help desk. Thanks again, Cheng (talk) 04:32, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey there, Cheng! And you're very welcome! To respond to your question, although I'm no expert on this sort of thing, I don't think that having a unified login would be of any problem when trying to usurp another account, provided that you don't make edits on any Wikimedia project other than the one that the account you intend to usurp is on. However, I'd wait for someone else, preferably someone with more knowledge and expertise in this area to respond to your request. I hope this helps! Happy editing! Laurinavicius (talk) 20:28, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

adopt me[edit]

i really need help on creating a page about one of my idols and one that wont get deleted, could you help me thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oliviawhite1 (talkcontribs) 17:13, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi there! If your idol meets Wikipedia's notability standards (meaning that he or she is significant, interesting, or unusual enough to deserve attention or to be recorded), then I'd certainly be willing to lend a hand. However, if your he or she does not currently meet these standards (meaning that he or she has been the subject of multiple reliable published secondary sources), then, at this time, he or she isn't suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia and, frankly, there's really nothing that we can be about that. So, who is your idol? My regards, Laurinavicius (talk) 21:19, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

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The Wikifier, WikiProject Wikify's First Newsletter (January 2011)[edit]

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Welcome to WikiProject Wikify's first newsletter! This newsletter will be published every two months, right before the start of the upcoming drive. February's Drive is projected to be a huge success, with announcements posted at The Signpost and Community Portal. Participants will be rewarded with barnstars. Sign up if you have not already! Project Coordinator elections are still open until February 1, 2011.

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The February 2011 Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive has begun![edit]

Get going!

The February 2011 Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive has begun. Please get started, as the drive aims to wikify over 2,000 articles this month. We're going to need all the firepower we can get, so please remind your friends to join up as well. In case you didn't know, wikification is fairly simple: just add wiki markup, links, and similar formatting. Thanks for joining; we're looking forward to an exciting time this month!

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January barnstar[edit]

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This special barnstar is awarded to Laurinavicius for copy editing articles totalling over 80,000 words in the January GOCE Backlog elimination drive. What a great achievement! Thank you for participating in the drive. Diannaa (Talk) 18:02, 4 February 2011 (UTC)


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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Laurinavicius for copy editing five articles of 5,000 words or more during the Guild of Copy Editors' January 2011 Backlog elimination drive. Thank you so much for all your efforts. – SMasters (talk) 08:42, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

GOCE January Backlog elimination drive conclusion[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2011 Backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the January 2011 Backlog elimination drive! We have reached the end of the month and the end of another successful drive; thanks to all who participated.

Statistics
  • 54 people signed up for the year's first Backlog elimination drive. Of these, 40 participated.
  • One of our goals was to reduce the size of the backlog by at least 10%. We managed to reduce the backlog by 633 articles, or about 12%.
  • Another goal was to eliminate as many 2009 months as possible from the queue. We eliminated January, February, March, and April—4 out of 12 months is not bad! In addition, we eliminated 37% of all remaining 2009 articles from the queue.
  • Chaosdruid copy edited Kutch Gurjar Kashtriya for 32,711 words, which is the largest single article completed in one of our drives so far. This article counts as six 5000-K articles, and Chaosdruid wins the "most 5000-K articles" leaderboard category. Way to go! A complete list of individual results is here.
Barnstars

If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you participated in the November 2010 Backlog elimination drive, you may have earned roll-over words (more details can be found here). These roll-over words count as credit towards earning barnstars, except for leaderboard awards. We will be delivering the barnstars within the next couple of weeks.

Thank you for participating in this year's first Backlog elimination drive! We hope to see you in March.

Your drive coordinators –S Masters (talk), Diannaa (talk), The Utahraptor (talk), and Tea with toast (talk)

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Help request[edit]

The Guild of Copy Editors needs your help!
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As you already know, the Guild of Copy Editors has a Requests page where editors can list their articles to request a copy edit. During January and February, the requests have been arriving at the rate of several every day, and we are getting a bit behind! As one of our prolific editors and a January winner of a leaderboard award, we are hoping you can spare some time to help us get caught up. If you are interested in lending a hand, please select one or two articles from our Requests page and do a copy edit. Help a little or a lot; it's good karma! Thank you very much for any assistance you can offer.

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The February 2011 Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive Needs Your Help![edit]

Please help!

The February 2011 Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive is almost complete. Please help, as the backlog is still very large. Still exceeding 20,000 articles! The goal is 18,000 or less. Lets see if we can do it! We're going to need all the firepower we can get, so please remind your friends to help as well.Thank you for all your help thus far!

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March 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

Hi. On behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors, I am inviting you to sign up for our March Backlog Elimination Drive. Win a barnstar! It's fun. --Diannaa (Talk) 01:26, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

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WikiProject Wikify's March Mini Drive[edit]

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Hello, I thought you would be interested in the March Mini, a coordinated effort by WikiProject Wikify members to eliminate the 2008 backlog of articles tagged with {{wikify}} and/or {{dead end}}. Come join in the fun! There are only three prizes to be won, including a special barnstar created just for this drive!

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors – May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive


The Guild of Copy Editors invite you to participate in the May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive began on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). The goals of this backlog elimination drive are to eliminate as many articles as possible from the 2009 backlog and to reduce the overall backlog by 15%. ! NEW ! In an effort to encourage the final elimination of all 2009 articles, we will be tracking them on the leaderboard for this drive.

Awards and barnstars
A range of barnstars will be awarded to active participants. Some are exclusive to GOCE drives. More information on awards can be found on the main drive page.

We look forward to meeting you on the drive! Your GOCE coordinators: SMasters, Diannaa, Tea with toast, Chaosdruid, and Torchiest

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Hello Wikifiers!

Sorry this Newsletter is late, It should have gone out a month ago. I've been very busy in real life and didn't have time to get over to the newsletter. In this edition of the Newsletter, we have an editorial written by our new executive coordinator; Guoguo12. Guoguo12 has succeeded Mono due to an indefinite wikibreak. We also have the results of the February and March Mini drives.

Happy Wikifying,

Sumsum2010, the assistant coordinator of WikiProject Wikify

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June 2011 Wikification Drive[edit]

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GOCE elections[edit]

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Elections are currently underway for our Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days and ends on June 30, 23:59 UTC. All GOCE members in good standing, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. The candidate with the highest number of votes will become the Lead Coordinator, therefore, your vote really matters! There is also a referendum to appoint a Coordinator Emeritus. Cast your vote today.

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You're invited to the New York Wiknic![edit]

You could be having this much fun! Seriously, consider coming.

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WP:FILM June 2011 Newsletter[edit]

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GOCE drive invitation[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The latest GOCE backlog elimination drive is under way! It began on 1 July and so far 18 people have signed up to help us reduce the number of articles in need of copyediting.

This drive will give a 50% bonus for articles edited from the GOCE requests page. Although we have cleared the backlog of 2009 articles there are still 3,935 articles needing copyediting and any help, no matter how small, would be appreciated.

We are appealing to all GOCE members, and any other editors who wish to participate, to come and help us reduce the number of articles needing copyediting, as well as the backlog of requests. If you have not signed up yet, why not take a look at the current signatories and help us by adding your name and copyediting a few articles. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words".

>>> Sign-up now <<<

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WP:FILM July 2011 Newsletter[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXV, July 2011[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their September 2011 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy editing backlog. The drive will begin on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles in the backlog, as we want to copy edit as many of those as possible. Please consider copy editing an article that was tagged in 2010. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". See you at the drive! – Your drive coordinators: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

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The Bugle: Issue LXVI, August 2011[edit]

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WP:FILM September 2011 Newsletter[edit]

The September 2011 issue of the Films WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. —Erik (talk | contribs) 16:42, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

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Hasan Predojević vs. Telli Hasan Pasha[edit]

Dear Laurinavicius,

The above pages, one which was started by you, are similar. What can be done in this case? Could give some help? Thanks in advance. --Hanberke (talk) 11:33, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Still Adopting?[edit]

I was wondering if you would adopt me, seeing as you already have someone at the current time. I want to improve the stub and shorter articles on wikipedia, and am currently wondering what information I should include from the second source on the page Victor Mills. Thanks anyways, --The Colonel (talk) 14:34, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

2011 WikiProject Film coordinator election[edit]

Voting for WikiProject Film's October 2011 project coordinator election has started. We are aiming to select five coordinators to serve for the next year; please take a moment from editing to vote here by October 29! Erik (talk | contribs) 12:02, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC Oct 22[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and lectures that will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

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The Signpost: 24 October 2011[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXVII, September 2011[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their November 2011 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles (and specifically will be targeting the oldest three months), as we want to copy edit as many of these as possible. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

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WP:FILM October 2011 Newsletter[edit]

The October 2011 issue of the Films WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. —Erik (talk | contribs) 15:06, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

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Portal:Wicca[edit]

This is a notice to say that I have started a discussion here about the Wicca portal which you may be interested in. Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 21:13, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2011 backlog elimination drive update
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors November 2011 Backlog elimination drive! Here's the mid-drive newsletter.

Participation: We have had 46 people sign up for this drive so far, and 28 have copy edited at least one article. If you have signed up but have not yet copy edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't joined, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We are making great progress in our goal of clearing out the oldest articles (April, May, and June 2010) from the queue. There are 122 articles left in those categories, which compares very favorably with the 281 that were present at the close of the September drive. We have reduced the 2010 backlog by 184 articles so far.

Coordinator elections: The term of our second tranche of coordinators will be running out at the end of the year, and we will be accepting nominations for new coordinators early in December. The election will likely run in the last two weeks of December. Please consider helping out by nominating yourself or someone else in the Guild as one of our coordinators. The commitment is for a six-month term. Thanks.

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