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Hello, Piast93, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially what you did for Montenegro. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Tea with toast (talk) 18:11, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your Poland-related contributions[edit]

Herb Polski.svg Hello and welcome Piast93! Thank you for your contributions related to Poland. You may be interested in visiting Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland, joining the project, joining our discussions and sharing your creations with our community.

--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 00:35, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

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Nice work[edit]

Good job with your quick revert. I decided to make a little joke, but I'm impressed at how quickly you caught it and reverted. People like you really help keep Wikipedia as a serious encyclopedia. (talk) 01:42, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Great work[edit]

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Good job patrolling recent changes! Keep it up :P Netalarmtalk 03:15, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Have a nice day!--Piast93 (talk) 03:16, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Try to avoid personal attacks[edit]

As I'm sure you know, your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jeepspeed were completely inappropriate and uninformed. Please try to assume good faith and respect other editors in the future. Thanks. Kuguar03 (talk) 22:39, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Although I could be wrong, I don't believe that I assumed bad faith. Do you mind explaining to me why you think that? Perhaps we'll be able to come to a better understanding.--Piast93 23:01, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
You said "An article being poorly written is no reason for deletion", though that was not the reason given. You said I "should show more discretion in nominating articles for deletion in the future" though the nomination was perfectly valid. It was ultimately declined, but that's how the process works. I did nothing wrong by nominating it, if editors didn't nominate because they might get declined the system wouldn't work. The status of the creator has nothing to do with it. Given that, is there some interpretation of what you said that doesn't involve assumption of bad faith? I must be missing something. I wouldn't attack another editor in a public forum for any reason, but definitely not for completely made up ones. Kuguar03 (talk) 00:54, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
I wouldn't view that as a personal attack, since comments like that are seen quite often at certain places on Wikipedia and don't really attack anyone. From what I understand, Piast93 is simply telling you to please be more careful in the future and review the article in depth. So no, I don't believe it involves an assumption of bad faith, since we all miss some things some times. A simple reminder to check again at most. If you want more information on personal attacks, please consider reading Wikipedia:No_personal_attacks#What_is_considered_to_be_a_personal_attack.3F. Hope that clears some things up! Netalarmtalk 06:36, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the input, but we're clearly talking about completely different things. Nominating an article for deletion on a topic that I (and at least one other editor) consider to be non-notable in a topic area I'm very familiar with is an action to be praised, not criticized. I did "review the article in depth" and the suggestion I didn't is an assumption of bad faith. Criticizing me for constructively participating in the building of wikipedia is a personal attack. Again, please try to work with other editors rather than attacking them. Thanks! Kuguar03 (talk) 20:06, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for coming to bat for me Piast. I'm very new here and still learning the ropes. I'll admit I don't write especially well but I have been intrigued to see this process unfold. Thanks. Jkrell (talk) 02:37, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Again, when did anyone say the article was poorly written? That was never a consideration. Kuguar03 (talk) 20:06, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
Netalarm pretty much said what I was going to say. Thanks for saving me time.--Piast93 16:01, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
Unfortunately you're completely in the wrong on this issue, and if you really don't see that I don't know what to say. I'm prepared to ignore a lot of bad behavior as long as the ultimate goal of building wikipedia is achieved, but if you continue with this sort of thing you'll eventually cause some one to seek administrative action against you. Kuguar03 (talk) 20:06, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Discussion has moved here, so that's where my reply is. Kuguar03 (talk) 03:24, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for informing me. I'll take a look at it.--Piast93 17:34, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
Another reply here and further discussion here. Is there some reason you won't just acknowledge that you were wrong to attack me and apologize? Kuguar03 (talk) 22:02, 21 December 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for the roll-back on my talk page. You are usually beating me to the draw on HG ! Regards  Velella  Velella Talk   21:04, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Richard Olney[edit]

Thank you for your recent comment on my talk page, regarding the edit I made to the article on Richard Olney (food writer). I am familiar with the introduction to editing, and my edit was intended in good faith. It is common practice, in line with the majority of style guides, to use "gay" instead of "homosexual" when describing a person's sexuality. See Gay#Terminology. I felt an edit summary was not necessary for such a minor edit, but am happy to do this in the future. Tpacw (talk) 22:18, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Possible sock-puppets of Gnetwerker[edit]

You and I have both used Huggle to revert IP revertions of a sockpuppet banner from User:GlasgowKiss and others. However the original message was put there by User:IronDuke who is himself a listed sock of User:Gnetwerker and is not an Admin. My original suspicions were that the IPs were also socks but the position may have been quite the reverse. Any thoughts ?  Velella  Velella Talk   20:15, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

I actually don't remember I got home recently, so I'm feeling a bit fried right now. Also, I've reverted a decent amount of vandalism, which makes it difficult to remember past instances where I've reverted vandalism. Sorry I couldn't be more of a help.--Piast93 20:55, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Activity of Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland members[edit]

I see you did some edits to our member list. That was much needed; would you be willing to do a full review of all members (see who is active), update the list and report the results to the project talk page? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 19:40, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do. I'm not going to make any promises though. It'd be irresponsible of me to commit myself to that, and then back out. On a completely unrelated note, thanks for putting a link to this entertaining article on your user page.--Piast93 23:39, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
No worries, I just found time to do it myself. Thanks for the early start, and I hope you'll come to enjoy our WikiProject/noticeboard! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:08, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia[edit]

Hey, couldn't help notice all the good work you are doing! Keep it up! Hope you don't mind answering a question I have. Have you previously edited Wikipedia under another name? I just ask because you already know so much, and some people will ask ... it's best to get that cleared up now. :) All the best, Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 00:08, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Gee, Deacon, I couldn't help but notice that you used to edit under another account as well. While we're all grateful for the wonderful work you've been doing on Wikipedia since your name change, would you mind linking to your old account from your userpage as well? You know, just in case some people ask, and it's best to get that kind of thing cleared up right away, before you involve yourself in various discussion that you may actually be involved in or what not. Maybe even put up some relevant diffs from your old glory days, eh? Seriously, where do you get off with this kind of stuff, bugging editors just because they happen to be Polish? Volunteer Marek (talk) 02:11, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm taking that as a yes, and that Volunteer Marek also knows of this. One of you can inform me by email if you like. It's just that many users in the area have disappeared under bad circumstances. If you are just an editor formerly in good repute, then that is fine; if you are User:Saturday or User:Loosmark or someone else who left under other circumstances, then you need to dislose this. All the best, Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 19:22, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
Courtesy note: I see you are being discussed here. As I posted there, I am informing you of the ongoing discussion. Take care, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:18, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
The fact that you take that as a "yes" shows just how deeply prejudiced and biased you are when it comes to Polish users. I have no idea who this user is except that you appear to be harassing him simply because s/he is Polish. Go away. Volunteer Marek (talk) 22:04, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm sorry for taking awhile to reply. I've been a bit stressed in RL, and have been wrongfully accused of acting in bad faith before, so my first reaction was to leave an uncivil comment. No, I'm not a sock puppet. I've edited wikipedia from IPs in the past, so I wasn't a completely clueless newbie. --Piast93 21:12, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
So, you've had no previous account(s)? Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 21:53, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
Please re-read what I wrote. Will you please explain to me why you believe that I'm a sock puppet? Making such a claim, or imply it, without backing it up with evidence is an assumption of bad faith and a personal attack. Extraordinary claims require evidence. --Piast93 22:10, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
Hi. I explain my reasons at the top of the thread, and in EdJohnston's page. Please be patient. :) You have said you have edited with IPs in the past, but you haven't explicitly denied having an earlier account. That's why I'm asking you directly. Have you had any previous account(s)? Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 22:16, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
Hi again. If you wouldn't mind answering the question with a yes or no, that would be very much appreciated. All the best, Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 23:11, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Your RV on Politics of Ukraine[edit]

Sure, not a problem. Plus, the fact is that the Mariinski Palace is only for ceremonial purposes. The real politics take place at Bankova street, where is located another presidential residence as well as the building of Presidential Administration. That is a trivia-type information for your future consideration. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 23:05, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

missing edit summary[edit]

well, you undo a change I did in Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard because I miss to add an edit summary, I don't understand because you didn't apply the same rule to other people who also did changes without entering the edit summary. I am sure you just forget to apply the same rule everywhere, so, to help you, in case strangely you will not globalize the rule I propose to do that for you ;-). Best regards, Bruno pages (talk) 22:52, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

I have to agree with Bruno here. There was really no reason to remove that comment. —Ruud 00:30, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
Sorry for taking so long to reply. That was my bad...sorry about that revert.--Piast93 02:38, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

ANI about Kuguar03[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. The ArbiterTalk 00:22, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Tanks for informing me. I'm reading the discussion right now. I'm not sure if I should take part in it though. I'm afraid that would just add fuel to the fire. What are your thoughts? Best wishes!--Piast93 18:18, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Stay out. I am also done with that whole situation, which seems to have escalated into other issues as well. I wanted to make sure that it was understood that you, me, and Netalarm did not do any personal attacks, and that we have done nothing wrong. Anyways, we should just move on and forget all this...we made no personal attacks, so we owe no apologies. Cheers, The ArbiterTalk 20:39, 23 December 2010 (UTC)


I am testing huggle beta that is a reason why I am so active now, thanks Petrb (talk) 18:53, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Ah, I see. Do you usually focus on article writing? --Piast93 18:59, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
On AfC, writing and some other things including wikipedia help and so. Petrb (talk) 19:06, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Thomas Howes (actor) (2nd nomination)[edit]

This article has been re-created. As you took part in the previous discussion, I'm letting you know that I have nominated it at AfD. (There's probably a template for this, but I can't find it. Sorry. Not often I do this.) Peridon (talk) 12:48, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Article has now been speedied. Peridon (talk) 14:10, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Monitor. WikiProject Poland Newsletter: Issue 1 (April 2011)[edit]

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • April 2011
For our freedom and yours

Welcome to our first issue of WikiProject Poland newsletter, the Monitor (named after the first Polish newspaper).

Our Project has been operational since 1 June, 2005, and also serves as the Poland-related Wikipedia notice board. I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions. We hope you will join us in them, if you haven't done so already! Unlike many other WikiProjects, we are quite active; in this year alone about 40 threads have been started on our discussion page, and we do a pretty good job at answering all issues raised.

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A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Thank you for reverting the vandalism on my userpage. I probably would not have caught it for a while.(WP emails you when people edit your talkpage, but not your userpage?) Blake (Talk·Edits) 04:26, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks :) Best wishes! --Piast93 18:23, 15 December 2011 (UTC)


Why are you removing content from other user's talk pages (including my own talk page)? Lhb1239 (talk) 01:38, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

It was a mindless mistake. I caught myself, and reverted my edit to's talk page, but, for some reason, failed to do the same to yours. Thanks for letting me know about my mistake. Now that I know about it, I'll stop fighting vandalism until tomorrow so that something similar doesn't happen again. --Piast93 01:49, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Odd history on vandalism-warning on IP user[edit]

I got an edit-conflict with you posting a vandalism warning and didn't notice. I saw that my signature wasn't on the end, thought, oh! I should sign that, and signed it, then noticed your signature, so I removed my signature. I guess I should pay more attention! Triacylglyceride (talk) 22:06, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay in responding to you. Do you use Huggle? I've made some strange mistakes using it in the past. Thankfully, I've noticed them, and reverted my edits. Carefulness is a must when using automated tools. Best wishes!--Piast93 17:42, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
I don't! I just missed the edit conflict with good old fashioned human error. I've only recently replaced Flash gaming with recent-edit-watching as my time-waster of choice, still ironing out the kinks. Happy editing! Triacylglyceride (talk) 05:32, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Porkpie hat & IP[edit]

Don't let this Ip get you down; good catch with this article, which has been causing us some trouble of late. I have alerted Salvio about this edit summary remark. Djathinkimacowboy 21:31, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Piast, if you examine the history of edits, I think you, like I, might begin to smell a sock. Salvio blocked IP 58 as you'll see, for continued disruption. Who is this new IP who is so angry and insulting? I've asked Salvio to examine this, and the insulting edit summary was reinstated so Salvio could see it. Djathinkimacowboy 22:09, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
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For tireless vigilance against crazy editors! Djathinkimacowboy 20:26, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you!--Piast93 20:27, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Unjustified Revert on Software_testing[edit]

Consider reconfiguring your Huggle instance. My small wikilink fix got reverted.

I don't know since when automatic reverts are popular in wikipedia and how an algorithm can decide which edits are vandalism and which aren't, but I dislike this development.

OK, while writing this, you already reverted your auto-revert. :)

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Hello! I simply wish to inform the superlative members of Wikiproject Socialism that one of their articles has been nominated for GA status, the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan. I wondered if the Announcements box might want to reflect this. Cheers, QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:26, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II[edit]

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II
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Welcome to the second issue of WikiProject Poland newsletter, the Monitor (named after the first Polish newspaper).

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