User talk:Volunteer Marek

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Your big red button[edit]

Your script for finding unsourced BLPs is a great idea but over half of the ones it kicks out are not eligible for BLPPROD because of their creation date. I had to start using Twinkle to automate the check. You might want to edit the script to check creation date. Otherwise... I love it! JBH (talk) 21:00, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

It's not my script, I lifted it off another user's page, but I agree it's great. I'll see if I can find out who first made it and let them know about checking the creation date.Volunteer Marek (talk) 21:04, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I looked into the templates used and I might be wrong. I think PROD reason-Unsourced BLP and a BLPPROD are two different things so maybe it is a non-issue. JBH (talk) 21:28, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
I think it sends the worst possible message to people. A link to WP:BEFORE would be better. Or to the Cleanup Listings. Encourage new editors to delete stuff isn't ever going to end well. The-Pope (talk) 15:32, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

SWH® talk[edit]

Hey, all citations are given to extremely reliable sources. Please give your reasons on talk rather than removing because "you don't feel like it". SWH® talk 03:36, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Nope, a lot of that was unsourced and you sneaked in some stuff, as well as removed other sourced material. And I did start a discussion on talk.Volunteer Marek (talk) 04:30, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
You should realize that lead section should summarize the article's content. And I didn't sneaked in some stuff. Your accusations are groundless and assumed bad faiths. "Other sourced materials" were added by myself when the international studies were absent. SWH® talk 05:44, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
Ok. Just leave it. Now I added sources in the lead. SWH® talk 06:23, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Notice[edit]

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I saw your revert and added some commentary to the talk page regarding the use of the word "forcible" in the annexation of Crimea lead in. I am sure you made a good faith revert and would like to discuss the matter further. Best... Lipsquid (talk) 05:24, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

New article[edit]

Have you seen this AfD candidate? -- Nug (talk) 20:38, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

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Polish United Workers' Party flag[edit]

For the Polish United Workers flag I gave a source for the flag. I understand that you don't think the source is reliable but that is just your POV, unless there is a source that says that the flag that I added, I personally think that there is no reason for it to be removed. Elevatorrailfan (talk) 07:14, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

That's not how it works. Whether a source is reliable or not is not a matter of POV but a matter of whether or not it satisfies the criteria at WP:RS. This doesn't look like it. And it's not to others to come up with a source which says your source is wrong, it's up to you to show that your source is reliable. You can bring it up to WP:RSN and ask for input. But because the onus here is on you, please don't start edit warring without actual discussion.Volunteer Marek (talk) 18:27, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Okay, I understand. My apologizes. Elevatorrailfan (talk) 20:53, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Aleksandr Dugin[edit]

Do you think this Wikipedia:Requests for page protection would help? The vandal has the ability to IP hop, so blocking his/her IP will not stop him/her. How long should we ask for page protection?-- Toddy1 (talk) 06:53, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Unless it's permanent semi it won't help. He'll wait it out or just create accounts. Pending revisions would help but I don't know if that can be put in for this article.Volunteer Marek (talk) 07:12, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

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Murder of Boris Nemtsov[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Murder_of_Boris_Nemtsov&diff=649783334&oldid=649782567 Xx234 (talk) 07:52, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Nemtsov - political positions etc.[edit]

Hi Marek. This is an article many editors have been filing at, tempers getting quite high at times. I have repeatedly tried to introduce new mini-headings and have been "shot down" by more than one co-editor. What I want to say: every word there has been published with a LOT of work and consideration. Erasing large bits is not always appreciated.

I.e.: the "political positions". It is very relevant who he was politically. I don't think his appetite for young blondes got him killed. Nor was he of any significance as a private person and single citizen. So his political positions certainly ARE important, so much so that they belong in the lead (or lede, whatever). Apart from logic, there seems to be a consensus about it - which isn't always self-understood :)

There is a long paragraph on his political career further down, but that's smth. else. We're speaking here about the lead, which even a hurried reader would look at.

About the bold pseudo-headings: as people add to the article daily, I tried bringing in some order, so that single topics don't get scrambled together. But creating proper ==Headings== splits that bit away from the lead, which is NOT what's required here, as I have hinted at already. It's part of the "in a nutshell" lead, still.

OK, that's my two pennies' worth of opinion. Have a nice day - or shall I rather say miłego dnia? :) Arminden (talk) 10:40, 16 March 2015 (UTC)Arminden

Thanks for the note and I understand your reasoning. The problem is that the lede is suppose to summarize information rather than be a list of stuff. It should probably only mention only the most significant positions he's held.Volunteer Marek (talk) 18:01, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Anti-Katyn[edit]

It's a disaster. I have corrected several basic errors.Xx234 (talk) 14:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps a sock?[edit]

Hi,
I'd like a second opinion before collating hundreds of diffs and taking this to SPI, and few opinions could be better than yours. Is it possible that Zozs is a Jacob Peters sock? I think there are strong similarities in both the editing style and the POV being pushed. What do you think? Maybe I'm too close to this problem to get a good perspective. bobrayner (talk) 22:03, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

There are similarities and the thought occurred to me. But there seems to be one key difference in the POVs being pushed. Zozs wants to argue that "Stalinism wasn't real Communism, it was capitalism in disguise" (or that Marxism-Leninism wasn't) if I read them correctly. Jacob Peters on the other hand loves his Stalinism, and would probably take issue with that.Volunteer Marek (talk) 22:06, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
That's a good point, thanks; but [1] isn't exactly distancing Stalin from the shining light of true Communism, and edits like this seem to underline (at length) that Stalin was Marxist-Leninist and that M-L is communism. Hmm. Are there any other good "tells" for Jacob Peters socks? bobrayner (talk) 22:44, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Do you accept such language?[edit]

Dont be a jerk and stop following me around with jerkish POV. Take it to the talk page if you disagree with the sources, and dont revert me again, this is your last warning? Xx236 (talk) 10:13, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Where? Volunteer Marek (talk) 23:07, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Voice of America Xx236 (talk) 07:51, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Eh. Shrug.Volunteer Marek (talk) 14:35, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Hurray for sanction alerts[edit]

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Bosstopher (talk) 21:41, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Ok, thanks.Volunteer Marek (talk) 21:43, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Arbitration[edit]

I mentioned you.[2]

Dear0Dear 22:57, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Reliable source[edit]

I wouldn't cite RT on a controversial issue, just as I would not cite The Economist. These are all opinions. All media have bias. For articles that are political or have controversies, a reliable source would be research, poles, documents, images, and not opinion pieces written by RT or The Economist. In the article on RT I see people adding criticism to intro which is the OPINION of many (including myself). But it repulses the reader and puts the article's neutrality in question.

Wikipedia a great source for topics that are not subjective, but when it comes to subjective issues, even admins have opinions.209.59.105.237 (talk) 08:32, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Russia Today has had several newscasters resign on air after they could not stomach its lies (3 mentioned by The Guardian[3]). Russia Today has been declared disinformation by the EU, about the last time its member states could agree on anything.[4].
  • Newscasters resign daily from tens of media outlets throughout the world. That doesn't prove or disprove anything. You fail to remember that news media, whether RT or Guardian, MInd or Telemundo, all exist because they write/show what its readers/viewers want to hear/see. The mere title "Most memorable moments" should had been a dead giveaway to you that it was no other than a entertainment piece, at best wonderful piece of gossip. I would expect respectable press outlets to use "Most memorable moments" to highlight accomplishments, awards, prizes and the like. I don't have a lot of respect for a magazine that makes its living by bashing other media. It seems you do. The "they could not stomach it lies", based as it is on such isolated cases, are a perfect example of the POV that the above anon IP 209.59.105.237 is precisely attempting to bring to light. Journalists with personal biases should not be talking on newscasters jobs if they are weak at maintaining neutrality. An undeniable fact is that each of those 3 journalists proves that freedom of speech is well and alive in RT, or the network would had pulled the plug on each one of them midstream during their 15 seconds of glory, right? Mercy11 (talk) 00:04, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
I would just delete trolls, Marek. (C.f. Al Jazeera [5])
Dear0Dear 10:24, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Uuug? And just what is that link supposed to prove or disprove? Do we use RT stories to disprove Fox? Or AlJezzera to disprove Univision? Perhaps BBC to disprove NHK? So why are you using AlJezzera to bash RT? What a bunch of nonsense! Wake up, they all lack objectivity and it is up to you to scan the various media channels and draw your own conclusions...or does you mommy still feed you baby food so you won't choke up? (LOL) Grow up! What the hell is that link suppose to prove, ODear, other than you haven't outgrown your kindergarten indoctrination? That was fine back then, but now you need to think for yourself. When dealing with controversial issues (Crimea, gay marriage, the Keystone pipeline - you name it), the media from each of both sides will be biased; it is up to you to draw your own informed conclusions. Mercy11 (talk) 00:04, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
There are no both sides. Xx236 (talk) 13:59, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Not that I consider Poles to be unreliable, but if you meant polls, then those can certainly be biased and thus unreliabe. Lklundin (talk) 15:58, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Perhaps, but do we nail the anon IP 209.59.105.237's perfectly fair reasoning above just because he erred in 1 of 4 entries, or do we show good citizenship and praise him because he was 75% correct in his list - and over 100% correct in his good faith? Again, when RT-phobia overcomes someone, it seems that even the best citizens among us have a hard time using a bit of common sense to apply the WP:NPOV rule... to themselves! Mercy11 (talk) 00:04, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

RT ad of the month too trivial[edit]

Thanks for pointing out the "of the month" part. I hadnt seen it in that light before. Mercy11 (talk) 22:38, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

buk[edit]

Hi marek, with this edit you accidentely removed my comment as well. In case the discussion continues you could perhaps restore it. No harm done. Ellywa (talk) 20:36, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

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Comment on Party Status[edit]

Speaking only for myself and not for the arbitrators or the other clerks, I think that the reason for identifying someone as a party is to give them the right to post 1000 words of evidence and 100 diffs.

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American politics 2 arbitration case opened[edit]

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March 2015[edit]

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For your good work removing sock-puppets who game the system-- Toddy1 (talk) 08:40, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

I agree, well done, Volunteer Marek. I just hope you don't get tired of this Wikipedia version of Whack-a-mole. Lklundin (talk) 09:33, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Nazi Party[edit]

Your source is being disputed. --NeilN talk to me 15:15, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

SPI[edit]

See the similarity:

  • Haberstr (→‎Crimean public opinion: Restored this part of the Volunteer Marek's senseless revenge revert)
  • Phil070707 (Undid revision 653041362 by Volunteer Marek (talk) stupid revenge revert due to me daring to question him)

-- Toddy1 (talk) 19:12, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure if there is a connection or not, but this guy needs to go to AE. He is making revenge and obviously PoV edits across many articles. RGloucester 18:20, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
I think it's two different people who are in communication with one another. There's similarities in rhetoric and things they say but the fundamental style is different.Volunteer Marek (talk) 18:24, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
It's obviously not a new user but based on that alone it's hard to pin point it. Some of the other IPs on those page are obviously the same person but there are a couple which are not (the one with interest in Albanian stuff for example).Volunteer Marek (talk) 18:40, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

SPA/SP alert[edit]

Have any ideas about who this is? I'm sure it is one of the usual characters. RGloucester 06:07, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

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Evidence closed[edit]

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Reason?[edit]

Why did you revert my edit?

This section is about the organization funding. The comparison to the BBC is not on topic, and only serves to try and imply something about RT funding by making a vague comparison between different organization (from different countries, with different structure). --77.127.242.49 (talk) 20:50, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

FYI, I have logged (to avoid the roaming ip issue). Again I have removed the comparison. It has nothing to with RT budget, but tries to imply the POV that Russia gov funding of RT isn't that great based on a superficial comparison of the two different organization budgets. (Even though RT initiative budget comes as separate and on top of the usual tv\radio taxation) --Elysans (talk) 03:53, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

The source makes that comparison explicitly.Volunteer Marek (talk) 15:18, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

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