User talk:Sandstein

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Ragnar Lodbrok

A user keeps adding original research to the article of Ragnar Lodbrok, trying to tie the Viking to the Merovingian Ragnachar and even the Arthurian legend... Not a single proper source is ever given. I'm afraid this might get out of hand. I tried to put my reasons on the article's talkpage, but he just launches in a diatribe and keeps adding the contented subsection. As you reverted some of the edits as well, you might want to join the discussion. -- fdewaele, 27 November 2014, 18:31 CET

Clarification request closed and archived

The clarification request, initiated by Sandstein, and involving John Vandenberg, has been closed and archived here, For the arbitration committee --S Philbrick(Talk) 15:26, 10 December 2014 (UTC)


Simple Thanks

Hello, you made some edits and took the time to correct me about proper form here on Wikipedia. I'm new and do apologize for the mistakes on Conrad Blacks page. I just wanted to say thank you for that and also for all you do. Cheers. (edit; moved to bottom of this page) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dennizenx (talkcontribs) 20:33, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome, no need to apologize.  Sandstein  18:39, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Hallo Sandstein, Betreff PEGIDA

Ich habe bei Pegida jetzt Aims and Persuasion eingesetzt und das ganze bequellt. - Hoffe das geht so.

Schönen Abend noch. --Delphan Gruss EVI (talk) 16:20, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, that looks better. But, frankly, the English isn't very good yet, it will need some copyediting. Regards,  Sandstein  18:38, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Aspis and hoplon

Hi, I noticed that you recently move the article "aspis" to "hoplon", stating in the edit summary that the former is the more general term and that the latter is more specific. I didn't see any discussion of this decision on the talk page, and am contacting you to suggest we take a closer look at this. It appears from my own brief research that "hoplon" is a general term for any arms or weapon of war (hence "hoplite") but that "aspis" is specifically the Ancient Greek for the traditional heavy wooden round "shield", and is therefore the more specific term. Certainly both terms are in common usage today to refer to the same item (the shield), but I wonder if "aspis" is not maybe the more appropriate namespace for the Wikipedia article on the subject. Can you explain your decision to move it out of "aspis" and over to "hoplon" for me in greater detail? Much appreciated. Thanks! KDS4444Talk 17:14, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I'm responding on Talk:Hoplon.  Sandstein  17:54, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

WP:DSN and WP:AE

Quick question. Do comments which accuse others of racism or xenophobia, which are made during a discussion at the Dispute Resolution noticeboard, subject to discretionary sanctions at WP:AE? In particular, if the user in question has been repeatedly warned about these kinds of remarks? Volunteer Marek (talk) 22:47, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes, if they relate to a topic area subject to discretionary sanctions, and the remedy imposing them is not limited to articles.  Sandstein  22:50, 20 December 2014 (UTC)