User talk:Sasha l

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Removed Site/Cite[edit]

Sasha, see WP:RS -- a site with significant mistranslations that uses a corrupt 1840 edition as its basis does not meet the criteria for being a reliable source. I found errors in all of the languages, including Russian (which (the finding of errors) is pretty bad as I'm hardly competant in Russian and if I can notice errors, they must be egregious). Additionally, I don't really have the time to do the translations for Spanish, Portuguese, German and Italian (languages in which I am quite competant) myself so you might want to do some searching on the net for better translations. One other point: stay away from Babelfish for translations, it is quite horrid. •Jim62sch• 10:23, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Your Site[edit]

Sasha, I think it is very admirable that you are trying to provide translations of the quatrains in other languages; it is a very difficult task (as I suppose you've discovered) and will require much perserverance on your part. However, getting good prose translations is rather difficult as the French in which Nostradamus wrote is one step removed from modern French, and thus requires special knowledge (even in France, most people cannot accurately read Nosty's original text, and rely on a modern French version -- much the same as occurs in Italy with Dante's Divine Comedy!). Getting verse translations is even more difficult!

One problem, though, is that it takes time to do the translations properly, and finding people who have both the requisite knowledge of middle French as well as proficiency in the target language, plus who have the time to devote to the process is very difficult. As I can fit it in, I'll try to help, but I can't promise that I can spend large blocks of time on this.

One other note, any idea why the Russian version begins "Я", or why "один" (which I assume means alone rather than one) is even there? Just curious -- as I told you, I can manage to fight my way through Russian (it is a difficult language), but I know that you are fluent in it. Cheers. •Jim62sch• 09:59, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

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Category:Nations belonging to haplogroup R1a (Y-DNA) nominated for deletion[edit]

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Y-DNA haplogroups by ethnic groups[edit]

Hi, Sasha. That table you created is an interesting material certainly. Nevertheless:

  1. It should be called something more precise like "Y-DNA haplogroups by European (or Euromediterranean, as Algerians are included) ethnic groups".
  2. It should have an article structure, at least an introductory paragraph.
  3. The introductory pragraph should caution that different studies might yield somewhat different results (due to sampling uncertainty or whatever).
  4. It may be interesting to edit spaces with "-" data and rewrite them as "0" (zero) so the columns get properly sorted.
  5. N (sample size) is surely better as n, so as not to confuse with haplogroup N.

Otherwise I believe it's a very good material (at least on first sight). --Sugaar (talk) 02:29, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

I just noticed that the self-sorting columns do not work properly: 9.0 is listed over 89.0 and so on. That glitch should be fixed - though I have not the slightest idea on how to do that. --Sugaar (talk) 02:35, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Be bold. Sasha l (talk) 02:51, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Sure, don't worry (as soon as I have time). But as you have been creating those templates (I've found already others), you may prefer to deal with it yourself. Also it's the first time I deal with self-sorting tables but I think the problem may be related to you using a generic class instead of a numerical sorting template. It definitively seems to sort columns by alphabetic and not numeric order and that's quite useless. --Sugaar (talk) 03:57, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Please don't spam dozens of articles including Y-chromosomal Adam and Mitochondrial Eve with links to this table. The table is nice, but it should only be linked by relevant articles. The Y-Adam article already links to Human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup which is appropriate. From that article one can find this table. The Mt-Eve page should not link to a table listing Y-DNA haplogroups. I am going through your user contribution page and reverting changes to article I believe is not directly relevant to this table. FYI. Fred Hsu (talk) 00:15, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Human Genetic History draft and vote[edit]

I created a draft version of WikiProject Human Genetic History; feel free to go to it and flesh it out. Also, given that there has been some comments about starting a task force inside of an existing WikiProject vs. a full-blown project, I've started an informal poll on the WikiProject proposal page. – Swid (talk · edits) 00:28, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

WP:HGH Sources[edit]

Nice work gathering together useful sources for WP:HGH!

You might find this a useful resource, for automatically coverting to templated cites, from PMID numbers. Jheald (talk) 23:21, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Template:Y-DNA I[edit]

Since the new YCC nomenclature this template needs to be updated, I tried to bring it up to date, but I do not have the knowledge of how to make it more thorough. I added what I thought should be included at Template talk:Y-DNA I. Nagelfar (talk) 09:34, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi Sascha, I think you moved Adam to Adam (disambiguation). This was undoing a move that was discussed at Talk:Adam. For page moves that are potentially controversial, you need to follow the procedure explained at WP:RM. I hope you don't mind, I put Adam (disambiguation) back at Adam, in the meantime. Sam Staton (talk) 10:53, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


Some of us have been trying to clean the maintenance category CAT:SHORTFIX. Because your private page Sasha l/gt uses the template shortcut it appears in that category. The reason being that the redirects that are used as parameters to the shortcut do not exist yet. I would suggest that you do one of three things:

  1. temporarily comment out the template.
  2. create the redirect pages required.
  3. delete the template altogether.

If you would like me to create the redirects for you just drop me a note. --DRoll (talk) 12:10, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

J1 template-Map[edit]

J1 actually diminishes in North Africa, its high in the Arabian Peninsula & Dagestan but it becomes less frequent in North Africa.

The other maps look impressive, I know thats alot of hardword not sure what program you are using. The only thing is that North Africa is more E1b1b & the Near East is more J. J1 concentrates in the mountains of South Arabia, among bedouins & Cohanim Jews in Addition to the Northern neolithic J1 group in Dagestan. North Africa is more E1b1b less J.

Cadenas2008 (talk) 15:45, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you notising this. I'll be an update of this maps soon and i'll fix all the mistakes. Sasha l (talk) 13:45, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

R1a edits[edit]

Hi. Regarding [this edit], I was also recently cleaning up those R1a cites this week, and did not finish. I notice you deleted them all, but you might not have noticed the problem that they were not all yet incorporated into the refs, but some of them are essential to checking the table. So I think that you'll need to reinsert some of them. Perhaps you can jump directly to what I think needs to be done eventually, which is to move them into the table itself, but then they first need to be in the refs list for the whole article. --Andrew Lancaster (talk) 07:35, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Call for opinion on a neutrality accusation in a human genetics related article[edit]

As a member of the WikiProject HGH may I ask for opinions on this accusation?--Andrew Lancaster (talk) 11:57, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Stories Project[edit]


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Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, please ask! I will answer as soon as I can. I apologize for any poor translation of this letter, I am using Google-translate. I hope it makes you laugh :)

Thank you for your time,

Victor Grigas



Меня зовут Виктор, и я рассказчик с Wikimedia Foundation, некоммерческая организация, которая поддерживает Википедию. Я хроник вдохновляющих историй сообщества Википедии по всему миру, в том числе и читателей, редакторов и доноров. Истории совершенно необходимы для любой некоммерческой органицации, чтобы убедить людей поддержывать наш проект, и мы знаем, что у людей, которые строют и используют Википедии есть много, что рассказать!

Я ищу вдохновляющие страницы пользователей, и интересных историй о том, как Википедия влияют на жизнь людей. Я задавал вопросы вроде "Как Википедия изменила Вашу жизнь?", "Какая самая интересная история у Вас есть о Википедии?" и "Википедия ли когда-нибудь Вас удивило?"

В прошлом году мы использовали ежегодный сбор средств как способ показать миру, кто на самом деле пишет Википедия. Мы показывали редакторов из Бразилии, Украины, Аргентины, Саудовской Аравии, Кении, Индии, США и Англии. Этот метод имел огромный успех, в результате чего у нас была наиболее финансово успешная кампании по сбору средств в историе организации. Кроме того, мы остались верны духу Википедии, просвещение общественности, что это бесплатно ТОП-5 Сайт создан добровольцами, как Ви и я.

В этом году мы хотим выделить еще редакторов Википедии на русском языке, так что я нахожусь в процессе планирования поездки в Россию и интервью с редакторами.

Если Википедия положительно повлеяла на Вас или на кого-то из Ваших знакомых, или у Вас есть что-то интересное сказать о Википедии, я бы очень хотел услышать об этом!

Пожалуйста, дайте мне знать, если Ви бы хотели участвовать в проекте Истории Википедии, или если вы знаете кого-то еще, с кем я должен поговорить.

Конечно, если у Вас есть какие-либо вопросы или сомнения, пожалуйста, обращайтесь! Я отвечу, как только смогу. Извините за плохой перевод этого письма, я использую Google-перевод. Я надеюсь, что заставляет вас смеяться :)

Спасибо за Ваше время,

Victor Grigas

Victor Grigas (talk) 23:15, 17 April 2012 (UTC)