User talk:Peacemaker67

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G'day. If you have got something to say, pull up a pew and say it (but please follow the rules). There are three rules here:

  1. If you post on this page, I will (usually) reply on this page, in order to stop conversations from becoming fragmented;
  2. If you are the type of editor that rarely contributes in article space, one that prefers to moan endlessly about mouseshit on article talk pages without actually editing those articles using reliable sources, you will soon find that I am not interested in encouraging what I consider to be disruptive behaviour. If I don't respond to you, and you are wondering if this might be what I think about your approach to editing, don't be surprised if I refuse to engage in discussion with you; and
  3. If you are an editor that has posted here and had your post deleted without a response, or with an edit summary telling you to go away, don't post here again. If you have a complaint against me, there are places on WP to do that, this is not one of them. If this is you, repeated postings will result in a complaint by me against you for wikihounding. If you are intent on demonstrating that you are completely delusional, especially in areas covered by Arbitration Committee rulings, then you may find that you reap the whirlwind.

This is NOT the place to ignore all rules...

the editor as a young man

Voting for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year now open![edit]

Nominations for the military historian of the year and military newcomer of the year have now closed, and voting for the candidates has officially opened. All project members are invited to cast there votes for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year candidates before the elections close at 23:59 December 21st. For the coordinators, TomStar81

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:33, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Projekat Rastko[edit]

Actually, Projekat Rastko is an online library, hosting a variety of books and resources related with Serbian history and culture. As far as I know, it does respect copyright (at least for newer works). As for reliability, it's a mixed bag: the material ranges from seminal works by respectable historians and scientists, to fringe-y revisionist-y nationalist-y pamphlets. Thus, every reference to it should be judged on its merits, not just by where it is hosted.

Now, the source I put at Đukanović admittedly leans towards the latter (as can be inferred from its title), but at least it provides basic facts (by citing the Partisan document archives) who was executed at Ostrog at the time. I agree that we need a much better source though. Regards. No such user (talk) 15:35, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

I believe I understand what Rastko is. My view is that the source in this case is unreliable. It shouldn't be used just because it provides some information we don't otherwise have. The details of the death of Đukanović (and the others) is controversial, and only reliable sources should be used for material covering that topic. That is why I removed it. Rastko itself tends to the fringe-y end of the scale, IMO, although there may well be some sources hosted there that would be reliable. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 21:15, 15 December 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for welcoming message. You're right about error in my good faith edits made by me in "Brandenburgers", I've just copied wrong data. But nevertheless, real Allied (Yugoslav) losses at the graveyard were much lower than German estimates, 179 killed, 63 wounded, and 19 missing, which you can find in Odić's book "Desant na Drvar" (Vojnoistorijski institut Beograd, 1981.), unfortunately the source is in Serbo-Croatian language. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:33, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes, that's why we include both. See the Milhist A-Class article Operation Rösselsprung (1944) for comprehensive coverage of casualties during that operation, including contrasting of Partisan and German sources. Regards, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 11:21, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

GA nominations[edit]

When a GA nomination fails, what is the next step? I received the message but it hasn't shown that it has failed on the talk page. Is this an error? Khazar (talk) 17:50, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

see my comment on your talkpage. Regards, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 14:06, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Peacemaker67, and a very Happy New Year! Enjoy yourself and have a really great one. Peace on Earth and goodwill to all men! Love from all the Asher household. —  Cliftonian (talk)  21:37, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Cliftonian same to you and yours mate! Regards, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 05:24, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]


Hi! Thank you very much for your reviews as well as the offered assistance re Milhist ACR. I'd like to take you up on that offer since my ACR experience is fairly limited. Which articles would you recommend me to take to ACR first? I planned to take the Battle of the Barracks there once a timeline of the same is in place (and further edits to the article are done) as a way of improving that particular article.--Tomobe03 (talk) 11:44, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

You know what? I'd take United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation in Croatia there first. It's very close, and you'll learn heaps from the review process. I'm very happy to support any nom of your Croatian War of Independence GAs, and will chip in as needed to sort out any prose issues. You have the technical stuff down pat, anyway, no doubt about that. Just give me a heads up if you nominate (I should pick it up in the usual course of events, but it's worth tweaking my attention, because I have a huge watchlist). Once you get into the rhythm of it, I think you could nominate two or three at a time, and the community will soon realise the quality of your nominations, and they will start to roll along. You have a lot of potential A-Class articles there. Regards, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 11:58, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks - I'll do that then... The timeline article has yet to materialise so I'm in no rush re Battle of the Barracks. Cheers--Tomobe03 (talk) 12:04, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

Wikipe-tan holding sign Season's Greetings.png Season's Greetings and Good Wishes
Best wishes for the season and the new year. Hawkeye7 (talk) 02:57, 21 December 2014 (UTC)