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Saint Marinus[edit]

There are others, but he's clearly the most famous one. Additionally, I could find virtually nowhere where he's actually called "Marinus the Deacon"; per our naming conventions, we use common names. If, in the future, articles are written on the Marini, we can create a disambiguation page to distinguish them.--Cúchullain t/c 23:20, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

{{RC-cardinal-stub}}[edit]

Hi - I see you have recently created one or more new stub types. As it states at Wikipedia:Stub, at the top of most stub categories, and in many other places on Wikipedia, it is recommended that new stub types are proposed prior to creation at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals, in order to check whether the new stub type is already covered by existing stub types, whether it is named according to stub naming guidelines, whether it is otherwise correctly formatted, whether it reaches the standard threshold for creation of a new stub type, and whether it crosses existing stub type hierarchies. Your new stub type is currently listed at WP:WSS/D - please feel free to make any comments there as to any rationale for this stub type. And please, in future, consider proposing new stub types first! Grutness...wha? 01:36, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi again. Thanks for that - I've replied over at the discovery page. Briefly, though, it's not a policy, but a strong recommendation, since it allows the people who work with stubs the most to know what types are likely to be created and to double-check there aren't any problems with them before they are made (it's far easier to make stub types right the first time than try to fix them afterwards!) In the case of this stub type, it looks pretty much OK, though. Grutness...wha? 11:45, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Lučke kapetanije and Cost Guard[edit]

Hi. Lučke kapetanije and Croatian Coast Guard are not the same.

Lučke kapetanije are part of croatian Ministry of sea, transport and infrastructure. Some duties you can see here.

Cost Guard is new authorithy, functional from 2008. It is part of the Croatian Navy, under the military command, but in reality is more coordination of several bodies - such Croatian Navy, Police, Lučke kapetanije, and some others. Its duties are protect sovereign rights and carry out Croatia's jurisdiction in the Ecology and Fisheries Protection Zone, the continental shelf and the high seas.

They are not merged together for now, like i said Coast Guard is more coordination between several authorities. We can say that croatian Coast Guard is a use of Navy for civilian purposes. Croatian Coast Guard is very similar to Norwegian Coast Guard. See also interview with current commonader of CG [1]--Ex13 (talk) 11:39, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

CCG racing stripes[edit]

Hi, the ships of Lučke kapetanije don't have new racing stripes, but also, this is the thing with Navy ships. New racing stripes exist only on paper, but ships haven't been repainted yet. Will the ships of Lučke kapetanije bear the same stripes, is about to be seen. Ro0103 (talk) 14:56, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

US Coast Guard Auxiliary[edit]

I have reverted your edit to remove the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary article from the Auxiliary Military Units category. The category was developed precisely for civilian organizations like the USCG Auxiliary. An auxiliary force is a group affiliated with, but not part of, a military or police organization. In some cases, auxiliaries are armed forces operating in the same manner as regular soldiers. Most often, auxiliaries are civilian volunteer components supporting the main police or military force. Thanks. QueenofBattle (talk) 22:37, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Map showing Canadian Coast Guard operating regions[edit]

I noticed your very nice map 50px more correctly depicted the operating regions of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, except that the label "Maritimes Region" should be "Scotia Fundy Region". I have linked your map from the Fisheries and Oceans Canada article.

I have also created a new map for the operating regions of the Canadian Coast Guard, which are slightly different from DFO Map showing operating regions of the Canadian Coast Guard.png and replaced the related links with this one.Plasma east (talk) 22:49, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

File copyright problem with File:Canadian_Coast_Guard_Regional_Organization.jpg[edit]

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47-foot Motor Lifeboat[edit]

Hey, great work on the 47-foot Motor Lifeboat article, and thank you for actually citing solid sources. But in the future, it would be nice if you could include a page title when linking to an outside page; otherwise, it just shows [1], [2], [3], etc. in the references section. Something like Coast Guard bids adieu to 44-foot boat really makes the references section much easier to decipher. You may also be interested in Wikipedia:Citation_templates, which documents the various cite templates that make it easy to add automatically-formatted MLA-style citations. Personally, I have that page bookmarked and I write out 99% of my references like that (though I may only fill in a few of the fields), but I know that not everyone likes to do that. But I just wanted to pass that on to you in case you need to cite a book/journal/video in the future.--Subversive Sound (talk) 15:32, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Unessecary[edit]

i took out the words "but wrongly" because it was unessecary. im not saying it's a bank, im saying that that phrase you used was unessecary. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.195.134.144 (talk) 07:28, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Template:Ranks and Insignia of NATO Navies/OF/Canada[edit]

Thanks! Pdfpdf (talk) 16:43, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Re: Vandalism[edit]

Ma quale vandalismo? I contenuti che tu vorresti inserire nella pagina sono già presenti in un altro articolo creato appositamente (vedi Italian Navy ranks). Ti ho anche segnalato di prendere ad esempio la pagina della Royal Navy, che è una di quelle fatte meglio. Ora, per favore, potresti smetterla? Evito anche di segnalarti per avermi dato del vandalo, nonostante le mie spiegazioni, in nome della nostra nazionalità comune. Buona giornata. --Enok (talk) 06:28, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Come avrai visto, è stato richiesto da tempo di dividere la pagina sulla US Navy (vedi United_States_Navy#Personnel). Il modello standard da adottare è quello della Royal Navy, dove le tabelle dei gradi militari sono spostate nella pagina apposita. Grazie. --Enok (talk) 06:44, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Se non la smetti dovrò segnalarti agli amministratori. Grazie ancora. --Enok (talk) 06:45, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Ranks and insignia of NATO armies officers[edit]

I suggest you have a look at Ranks and insignia of NATO armies officers - the Italian template is now inconsistent with all of the other NATO templates. Pdfpdf (talk) 15:29, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Ciao! Are you talking about the insertion of (⇧) and (⇩)? I was just trying to give a sense... probably the best solution will be to re-organize the Italian Army template like the Belgian Army... who have two OF-2 epaulettes side by side. Can you do this, please? --Nicola Romani (talk) 15:48, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Are you talking about the insertion of (⇧) and (⇩)? - No. (In fact, I rather like the way you did that!)
Sorry I was so vague. I was referring to your changes to lower-case - all the other templates match how it was before you changed it. I'm not sure if it matters - I was just pointing out that it's now inconsistent.
Can you do this, please? - Certainly. I will go do it now. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 15:55, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Ok, Thank you for your help ^_^ ...now about the lower-case, its an Italian grammar rules, all titles (obviously written in Italian language) like the Nobilities ones, political charges, onorific, ecclesial, military ranks etc. must be written with the lower-case even if they are the starting words or they appear after a full stop. This is a very common mistake, in example, dott. Nicola Romani is correct, Dott. Nicola Romani is wrong. If you want I can cite you 2 references:
  1. the book of Roberto Lesina, Il nuovo manuale di stile. Guida alla redazione di documenti, relazioni, articoli, manuali, tesi di laurea, 2ª ed. Zanichelli, Bologna, 1994. ISBN 9788808096029;
  2. it:Aiuto:Manuale_di_stile#Minuscolo (point nr.2)

--Nicola Romani (talk) 16:16, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry; again I'm being vague. You mis-understood my intent. I'm not saying you are "wrong", or that the others are "right". I'm just pointing out that they were all consistent, and now the Italian template is different to all of the others. As I said: I'm not sure if it matters - I was just pointing out that it's now inconsistent.
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 16:37, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Vatican Bank[edit]

I checked the Zenit.org link you used as a reference, but I can't read Italian, so I looked up the English archives. On the same date as the story you linked to, I found this ~DC We Can Work It Out 00:59, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Illustration workshop request[edit]

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Re:Midshipman and its etymology[edit]

Interesting find but that journal unfortunately isn't all that useful since all we can see is a snippet; I'm not that sure what they are talking about without more context. I found a book which defines Mesonaut as the galley slave on the middle bench or the middle bench of a galley - that certainly is not a officer candidate! [2] Mesonauta is a kind of fish as well.

I would be interested to find out more about how pre-19th century Italian navies such as Venice trained their officers.

  • Re:Check this out, the question is not about the duty of "officer candidate" but the very first origin of the term. Very interesting - this is exactly the kind of research the OED is useful for but it doesn't mention mesonauta with midshipman; also, the various sources I used didn't mention 'mesonauta' so its probably unrelated. I can look for some sources in our library for Roman Naval ranks and maybe write a Mesonauta article. Also, I work with someone who has a colleague on the Perseus project that might know more (but its unlikely they would know the answer - this is kind of obscure stuff).
  • I should clarify what I meant about Italian navies - since most nations with navies had some kind of monarchy the officers derived their authority from the King but Venice and Genoa were republics and had navies, the Papal states had the pope and some kind of navy, so I thought they would have used different titles than Guardiamarina. Kirk (talk) 14:06, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

May 2011[edit]

Hello. It appears that you have been canvassing—leaving messages on others' talk pages to notify them of an ongoing community decision, debate, or vote. While friendly notices are allowed, they should be limited and nonpartisan in distribution and should reflect a neutral point of view. Please do not post notices which are indiscriminately cross-posted, which espouse a certain point of view or side of a debate, or which are selectively sent only to those who are believed to hold the same opinion as you. Remember to respect Wikipedia's principle of consensus-building by allowing decisions to reflect the prevailing opinion among the community at large. ΔT The only constant 09:58, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Dear Mr Delta, The above is your opinion - not fact. Please cease trying to bully people. Pdfpdf (talk) 15:26, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
As for "Remember to respect Wikipedia's principle of consensus-building", you would do well to make some attempt to be seen to be trying to do so yourself, rather than bullying people to cease questioning your opinion. Pdfpdf (talk) 15:26, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
I have repeatedly tried to point out the relevant policies, that state NFC usage must be minimal and people ignore it. ΔT The only constant 15:32, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
They fell under WP:NFCC#8, and WP:FURG is fully respected, you are kindly invited to restore the statu quo antes, your disruptive, non-consensuals edits. Thank you --Nicola Romani (talk) 18:47, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
  • His edits are not disruptive nor non-consensual, and are in line with policy and guideline. --Hammersoft (talk) 19:21, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Reverting a dozen of wiki user even in presence of WP:NFCC#8 and with WP:FURG fully respected are disruptive non-consensual edits, and is called Vandalism! Consensus is one of Wikipedia pillars. This way of editing is not in line with policies especially if is was used as "motivation" an ESSAY wich still has not have obtained the OK from the communiy, an ESSAY that, until then, could be changed a lot and a lot of times!!! --Nicola Romani (talk) 19:32, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
That "essay" is a really dam good explanation of policy. ΔT The only constant 19:34, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
  • @Nicola: Consensus already exists at WP:NFLISTS regarding this issue. If you dispute that guideline, please feel free to raise the issue at WT:NFC. Calling people who work to enforce that guideline vandals is hardly helpful. I strongly encourage you to reconsider how you address your fellow editor. At least one other administrator has indicated his edits are not disruptive. --Hammersoft (talk) 19:35, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
And failed WP:NFCC#3 for minimal usage. An image must meet every one of the 10 NFC criteria. If an image fails to meet the requirement then it must be removed. See Wikipedia:NFC#Enforcement. File:UK-Army-OF1b.gif and File:UK-Army-OF1a.gif are both used, however if you display one the other can be replaced with text thus failing NFC#1. I could go though and detail every single failure of the NFC but I doubt that is needed, since WP:NFTABLE also applies. ΔT The only constant 13:18, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

unilateral moves in non-English wikipedias[edit]

Hello, I would like to ask you to not move pages in non-English wikis without consulting any of the editors there! Moves like i.e. this [3] violate the wiki-rule that the name most common in a language should be used as article name! I do not see any discussion about the most common name before you initiated the move, therefore I am led to assume you moved it on your personal POV. Also the move reason you gave is erroneous: "Dél-Tirol is just an historical region upon in a time belonging to the Austro-Hungarian Empire" - South Tyrol is not a historical region! South Tyrol only became a common used term AFTER the Italian annexation of the Southern half of the County of Tyrol! and is today the most common used name for the area in most languages. In short: please refrain from doing contentious unilateral moves in non-English wikipedias; first inform yourself on that specific wikipedias geographic names convention and second please initiate a discussion on the topic before moving. Thanks, noclador (talk) 07:24, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

US Navy/Coast Guard Warrant Officer insignia[edit]

Thanks! For pointing out the gold rating insignia as the correct one. My utmost apologies for reverting your edits before checking. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=United_States_Coast_Guard_officer_rank_insignia&diff=prev&oldid=462726339 Anyway, do you want the collar badges to have a vertical orientation? I could make new images for those. Officer781 (talk) 13:03, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

I have re-oriented all the images of the series and added stars and stripes on the shield. However, for the US Coast Guard insignia, it appears most representations of them simply use a dark blue colour. As seen in here: File:Leavitt 2010.jpg, it appears the uniform is actually a dark (but not very dark to the point of near-black) blue colour. Most computer-image representations of the insignia are of a colour similar to that, so I simply used the colour that's used on the images at the US Coast Guard website: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg3/cg3pcx/training/org/rank.asp as I don't see any website with computer-generated insignia depicting the colour as a near-black kind of blue, as per the colours you recommended. Officer781 (talk) 13:36, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Ranks and Insignia of NATO templates[edit]

Hi, I see you are rather involved with the template series. I am the original creator of these template and article series from about half a decade ago. I am pleased to see that there are people aside from me that give great care to these templates and articles.

The original intention of the templates were to compare NATO ranks only but the use of the templates have increased. Italian Army ranks for example features the template outside of the templates original intention. Also the STANAG itself has been updated at least once since. Since the use of the template has increased I am thinking of renaming all "Ranks and Insignia of NATO" templates to "Ranks and Insignia" dropping the "of NATO" to expand its use to non-NATO countries and beyond. I also intend to generalize the template so that it is more robust and less complicated to use.

I am thinking of a vertical style rather than horizontal.so that it is top towards bottom rather than sideways.

Would you have objections to any of this?

-- A Certain White Cat chi? 01:13, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

I should agree with keeping the templates but do not agree with making single countries warrant officer page (ok, I do not agree with the English name "warrant officer" e.g. --> Warrant officer (Italy) simply because they are called Marshals (marescialli) and often confused and mistranslated as "warrant officers" probably due the comparisons among the ranks of the Italian and the British Armed Forces. By the way, as you probably know, Marshals in France and Germany are the highest ranks for generals, the NATO system is correct but the U.S. warrant officer are member of a special category who came from the NCOs. In Italy until 10 years ago, before the reformation was also possible to join the "officer" status for NCOs (ok, is still possible in a different way) but American warrant officer are the solely WO wich have a special status among the NATO countries cause they are not exactly officer (cause they don't receive a commission), and not longer NCOs. So we have always to remember that systems among countries are different and sometimes, someone is misunderstanding the fact that "comparison" is a thing, "translation" is another thing, just to be clear, let me remember the English translation of some naval ranks during the "age of sail" e.g. "ship-of-the-line captain" for the French "capitaine de vaisseau", or "ensign" for the Hungarian "zászló" (that as you know, for English speaking people is an officer, to the Hungarians they are member of zászlós category). --Nicola Romani (talk) 15:18, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
If you have a different name, that is by all means fine by me. I do not really mind it being labeled either way. :)
Warrant officers are a special rank that ranks above NCOs and below officers (and have some officer privileges) which is why they are special. Indeed system of countries differ significantly but I think a page could compare these ranks to show how they are different from each other. Each countries rank could indeed have a separate article explaining the history of the rank and what it does (like how US has a seperate article). I just put the templates in the main article page as a place holder to start the sections as writing those takes time.
US Warrant Officers do not really have a special status in NATO as far as I can tell. The rank does not seem to have a NATO equivalence however. I could not find any info on WOs in the STANAG after glancing over it. Is this information written on a specific page? :)
-- A Certain White Cat chi? 20:08, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
You are right, US Warrant officer do not have a NATO equivalence, the official NATO-STANAG 2116 I've posted above is complete, no more pages, thats all NATO write about. I think we should work on a sandbox ;-) what do you think? --Nicola Romani (talk) 20:34, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
Sure. I will have more time on wiki-editing in February though. :) -- A Certain White Cat chi? 09:32, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Romania[edit]

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Hi! From your edits, it looks like you might be interested in contributing to WikiProject Romania. It is a project aimed at organizing and improving the quality and accuracy of articles related to Romania. Thanks and best regards!

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STANAG 2116[edit]

We can resume working on rank insignia. We probably want to centralize this discussion. Suggestions? -- A Certain White Cat chi? 19:16, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

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Hi. I posted a reply on my talk page. - SSJ t 10:25, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

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Captain (armed forces)[edit]

Just as a matter of academic interest, why did you chose "Captain (armed forces)" as the rename target?

Are you asserting that a Navy is not part of an Armed Force? If so, why?
If not, then if you are not already aware of the fact that a Navy Captain is a NATO OF-5 level rank, then please educate yourself. Then, please tell me why the ambiguous "Captain (armed forces)" is a better choice than the unambiguous "Captain (OF-2)"?

Before you moved the page, did you discuss the matter anywhere? Did you seek consensus? Did you read any of the discussions that lead to the consensus that lead to the page being named "Captain (OF-2)"?

And while I'm at it, OF-2 is NOT just "a NATO STANAG code for rank comparisons among NATO member countries armed forces". As discussions on your talk page above have mentioned to you more than once, the use of the NATO STANAG codes has expanded well beyond the boundaries of NATO, (as has use of the similar but different US rank codes).

I suggest you may wish undo your changes and seek consensus on the matter.
I await your reply; thank you in anticipation. Pdfpdf (talk) 06:20, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Belgian Defence-Belgian Army[edit]

As you correctly stated "Belgian Defence" isn't a correct term. With regards to WP:CONS, which had previously resolved this issue, I have thus recreated the old "Belgian Army" page and have redirected Belgian defence to that page. -- fdewaele, 31 December 2012, 15:37 CET.

I believe the cut and past move has been undone and the page correctly moved back. If I missed something, let me know. Have a happy. Vegaswikian (talk) 20:07, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Swiss military bicycle MO-05 in an older pattern.jpg[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Swiss military bicycle MO-12.jpg[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:MO-93 bicycles at Company 17 hangar.jpg[edit]

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Merchant shipping articles[edit]

Thankyou for correcting my extremely limited Italian on Naufragio della London Valour! I recently created the English article SS London Valour and simply copied a few key technical details from it to the Italian article. If either article can be used further to improve the verifiable content of the other, please feel welcome to do so!

I recently created two other articles on British merchant ships that have an Italian interest: RMS Nova Scotia and SS Shuntien. If you were willing to either translate them or post translation requests on Italian Wikipedia I would be most grateful. There are books about RMS Nova Scotia that are published only in Italian. It should be possible to use them as sources to create a fuller and more accurate article about her.

Thankyou, Motacilla (talk) 10:32, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Canadian naval ensign[edit]

Hi there! Canada just changed its naval ensign replacing the previous Canadian flag with the former naval jack (white ensign style). So now, what about the Auxilary fleet naval ensign? are they going to replace in the sam manner the Canadian flag whit the blue ensign still used as Jack? Thank you. --Nicola Romani (talk) 12:15, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

To be honest, I really do not know. I will try and find information and get back to you. Ctjj.stevenson (talk) 19:51, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

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