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Recurring error in disambig[edit]

Hi, LittleWink. I've noticed that you've made the error of disambiguating "Ukrainian" in a few articles. Could you please note that, when you use DABlink, if the person is of Ukrainian origin, it should be directed to Ukrainians, not Ukraine (i.e., this and this). Cheers, and keep up the good work! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:39, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Iryna Harpy. Thank you for you attention to details. However, I do disagree with you about fixing links linking to the ethnic group as a general rule. An ethnic group is a socially-defined category of people who identify with each other. Unless it is clear from the context of an article that it is about identity, linking to a region is less riskier. Especially in case of Ukraine given the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine. Persons born in Ukraine or with an official Ukrainian passport may be Russians in Ukraine for example. Cheers LittleWink (talk) 18:43, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
I understand your point, but in these are historical cases and, as I know their history, both very much identified as being what is now called "Ukrainian". The same can be said of Leo Tolstoy, the article identifying him as being Russian. Note that I have had nothing to do with the Tolstoy article. There are instances where it is an intrinsic part of their identity. In the case of Nikolai Gogol, the identity as Ukrainian or Russian is avoided because he identified as being both. In the case of Adam Mickiewicz, Polish has not been linked to anything other than language due to his being of Polish, Lithuanian and Belorusian ethnicity (all of which he identified with). Your caution is appreciated, but sometimes it is best to check with those who edit the page when it comes to questions of ethnicity. Regards! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:06, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Bohdan Khmelnytsky[edit]

Why did you jump on the IP edit to change his nationality to Polish so quickly and validate it by changing the DAB to Poland? Please pay attention to what you are cleaning up. RS for his being Polish??!! Thank you for your attention. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 21:27, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi again. Please calm down. I didn't "jump" on that edit, nor does my edit validate anything. I just happened to be working on the links to the disambiguation page Polish. Disambiguating is about fixing one error at a time. Fact checking or checking the page history for every page is impossible to do (unfortunately!), unless it looks like a clear case of vandalism. Please revert to the last stable version of a page in one edit next time, without further notice. Thanks LittleWink (talk) 19:01, 22 November 2014 (UTC)


How ’bout:

{{about|Aleutian kayaks, which are also called baidarkas|edible [[chiton]]s, also called bidarki|Katharina tunicata}}


{{about|edible [[chiton]]s called bidarki by Alaska Natives|a kayak, also called baidarka|Baidarka}}

at the beginning of these articles in question?

Yours sincerely, -- Apanuggpak (talk) 15:59, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, I'm not sure... I don't see a relation between 'baidarka' and 'bidarki', besides that both words are used by Native Alaskans and originate from the Russian language. Remember that this is an English language encyclopaedia. Why might someone who searched for 'baidarka' possibly be looking for 'bidarki', or vice versa? -- LittleWink (talk) 17:44, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Simple reason: it’s the same word. Only 'bidarki' is misspelled (bai- and bi- are pronounced the same, as the English word bye (as in bye bye)), and the word form 'bidarki' (i.e. baidarki) is the plular of baidarka. In Russian, that is. So it’s the same word used for two distinctive referents. I suppose the plural form is used because the Natives try to find more than one when they go after them. I hope you can follow my line of thinking.
And furthermore, baidarka is a diminutive of baidara, i.e. umiak. (Although this is not significant in this context.) -- Apanuggpak (talk) 22:50, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
I can follow you. Then I have one problem with this situation: 'baidarka' nor 'bidarki' aren't mentioned in Katharina tunicata. The redirect to that page touches Redirect deletion condition 8. People landing on that page using the redirect or the hatnote will probably not know why they are sent there. It's possible to fix that of course by adding info to that article (using this source?). When 'bidarki' is mentioned in the chiton article a hatnote on Aleutian kayak is fine with me. I'm also a supporter of only one hatnote there - instead of two on two articles - but you can probably better asses if it is (linguistically) preferable to retarget 'bidarki' to the kayak. -- LittleWink (talk) 19:02, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Don't touch iot I created it[edit]

Don't touch that picture I created it in Windows Paint it absolutely MINE — Preceding unsigned comment added by 036386536a (talkcontribs) 21:11, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

@036386536a: Please do not upload pictures more often than once. File:ThFirstLandiCoatOfArmsSecondMellenium.jpg = File:The First Landi C.O.A .of the Second Millennium.jpg and
File:LandiLoStatoLando.jpg = File:Stato del Prencipe Landi, Ioannis Blaeu, 1662.jpg. You can reuse images across multiple articles, including those from Wikimedia Commons, see Wikipedia:Images. Thanks, LittleWink (talk) 17:57, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Sorry didn't even realize I did it Thanks036386536a (talk) 18:09, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
For your work on the George Kline article. LoveMonkey 17:57, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! LittleWink (talk) 12:08, 24 December 2014 (UTC)