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Hello[edit]

Just saw your page. Don't worry, I started out as a dabbler, and now I am extremely addicted to Wiki, so much so it has become my husband's favorite joke. If something comes up that we don't know the answer to, he just reminds me that since I am ALWAYS on Wiki, I can find the answer. Glad to have you here. Prsgoddess187 23:59, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks :) Sotakeit 14:28, 11 December 2005 (UTC)


Esperanza elections[edit]

Hi Sotakeit: This is a quick note just to let you know that there's an election under way at Esperanza. If you'd like to become a candidate for Administrator General or the Advisory Council, just add your name here by 15 December 2005. Voting begins at 12:00UTC on 16 December.

You've received this spam because you signed up for it here. To stop the spam, pop over and remove yourself and you'll never hear from Esperanza again!

REDVERS 20:02, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

News from Esperanza[edit]

Hello, fellow Esperanzians! This is just a friendly reminder that elections for Administrator General and two advisory council positions have just begun. Voting will last until Friday, December 30, so make sure you exercise your right to vote! Also, I'm pleased to announce the creation of the Esperanza mailing list. I urge all members to join; see Wikipedia:Esperanza/Contact for more information. All you need to do is email me and I will activate your account. This will be a great way to relax, stay in touch, and hear important announcements. Thanks! Flcelloguy (A note?)

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An Esperanzial note[edit]

As I remember, the last spam that was handed out was on the 20th of December last year, so I think it's time for another update. First and foremost, the new Advisory Council and Administrator General have been elected. They consist of myself as Admin General and FireFox, Titoxd, Flcelloguy and Karmafist as the Advisory Council. We as a group met formally for the first time on the 31st of Decembe. The minutes of this meeting can be found at WP:ESP/ACM. The next one is planned for tonight (Sunday 29 January) at 20:30 UTC and the agenda can be found at WP:ESP/ACM2.

In other news, Karmafist has set up a discussion about a new personal attack policy, which it can be found here. Other new pages include an introductory page on what to do when you sign up, So you've joined Esperanza... and a welcome template: {{EA-welcome}} (courtesy of Bratsche). Some of our old hands may like to make sure they do everything on the list as well ;) Additionally, the userpage award program proposal has become official is operational: see Wikipedia:Esperanza/User Page Award to nominate a userpage or volunteer as a judge. Also see the proposed programs page for many new proposals and old ones that need more discussion ;)

Other than that, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you an Esperanzially good new WikiYear :D Thank you! --Celestianpower háblame 16:57, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
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Another Esperanzial note...[edit]

Hi again Esperanzians! Well, since our last frolic in the realms of news, the Advisory Council has met twice more (see WP:ESP/ACM2 and WP:ESP/ACM3). As a result, the charter has been ammended twice (see here for details) and all of the shortcuts have been standardised (see the summary for more details). Also of note is the Valentines ball that will take place in the Esperanza IRC channel on the 14th of February (tomorrow). It will start at 6pm UTC and go on until everyone's had enough! I hope to see you all there! Also, the spamlist has been dissolved - all Esperanzians will now recieve this update "newsletter".

The other major notice I need to tell you about is the upcoming Esperanza Advisory Council Elections. These will take place from 12:00 UTC on February 20th to 11:59 UTC on February 27th. The official handing-over will take place the following day. Candidates are able to volunteer any time before the 20th, so long as they are already listed on the members list. Anyone currently listed on the memberlist can vote. In a change since last time, if you have already been a member of the leadership, you may run again. Due to the neutrality precident, I will not vote for anyone.

Yours, as ever, Esperanzially,
--Celestianpower háblame 09:00, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
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TfD nomination of Template:Headgear[edit]

Template:Headgear has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at Wikipedia:Templates for deletion#Template:Headgear. Thank you. Jon513 17:11, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Table width[edit]

Hi, I have fixed the table width. You just need to insert width=XX% or width=YYpx in the right place. See table help. Anyways, you still need to provide references and find some solution for image copyrights for your list to be perfect :) Renata 01:20, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Well, fair use is generally allowed on WP, you just have to comply with very strict rules. And one of these rules are that you cannot use images claimed under fair use for decorations, i.e. where those images are not neccessary or where they provide little info. Like in this list - the images are here so that the list looks nice, all the important info is in the table. All other licenses (public domain, GFDL, etc.) are ok and you can use those images in whatever way you want. So in short, if you want to keep the images, you need to find "free" (i.e. that are in public domain, under GFDL, or CC licenses) alternatives. Hope this explains. Feel free to ask any questions. Renata 00:48, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
You cannot use WP as reference. You need some outside works (websites, books, articles, tv shows, etc etc) that agree with your facts you presented in the list. See WP:CITE. Also, the first two images are not ok since there is no explanation as to why they are in public domain. The user as well might have lied. It's quite tough to make a list/article featured, but don't give up! :) Renata 18:25, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Consort-less rulers[edit]

I left a question at Talk:Royal Consorts of the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England. Rmhermen 21:05, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

medieval women[edit]

Hi! Thanks for joining my wee project. I'm a little new to the "project" thing, and confess to having more of an idea that it should be done than a concrete sense of how it should be done. But that won't stop us! No sir. I think good progress has been made with getting articles added to the med. women category, so now we can move on to going through them and seeing which ones can be most easily and profitably improved. If you have a copy of the Encyclopedia of Medieval History (I do!), that, or a similar reference tome, might be a good place to start. You say you're into royalty, so maybe you could spruce up the ones about queens and consorts. I'd also like to make some kind of portal or other schematic browsing device, but I'm not sure exactly what it should look like...maybe we should check out the Medieval Warfare project folks and see if they have any advice for us! Anyway, I hope that gives you some idea of a starting point. We can figure it out as we go along... Oh! and look for recruits! Yeah! Welcome aboard! Cantara 20:19, 17 March 2006 (UTC)


WP:FLC[edit]

I'll help copyedit your list as soon as you add a few more citations to the introduction. In the meantime, would you do me the favor of a critique on my nomination Cultural depictions of Joan of Arc? Best wishes, Durova 16:55, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

We still need page references for the introduction. If you'll just write them out on my talk page and quote the line where they go, I'll put them in. Best wishes, Durova 22:57, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #1[edit]

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  1. Future meetings are to be held monthly, not fortnightly as before.
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  4. The charter requires members to have 150 edits and 2 weeks editing. Why this is the case will be clarified.
  5. A new Code of Conduct will be drafted by JoanneB and proposed to the Esperanza community.
  6. The NPA reform idea is to be dropped officially.
  7. Charter ammendments are to be discussed in future, not voted on.
  8. The Advisory Council is not going to be proposed to be expanded by the Advisory Council themselves, if others want to propose it, they will listen.
Signed...
Celestianpower, JoanneB, Titoxd, KnowledgeOfSelf and FireFox 17:47, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

FLC[edit]

Please do not blank nominations like this one even if they are not appropriate. -- Rune Welsh | ταλκ 13:18, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #2[edit]

The Barnstar Brigade is a new program aimed at giving more very deserving yet unappreciated users barnstars. It will officially start on 2006-04-09, but signing up is encouraged before this date:
"Here in Wikipedia, there are hundreds of wikipedians whose work and efforts go un-appreciated. One occasionally comes across editors who have thousands of good edits, but because they may not get around as much as others, their contributions and hard work often go un-noticed. Sadly, these editors often leave the project. As Esperanzians, we can help to make people feel appreciated, be it by some kind words or the awarding of a Barnstar. A project the size of Wikipedia has thousands of editors, so there are plenty of people out there who deserve recognition, one just has to find them. The object of this program is not to flood editors with Barnstars, but to seek out people who deserve them, and make them feel appreciated."
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  1. The next elections: Approval voting as before and, also as before, an previous leadership member can run. Please submit your name for voting in the relevant section of this page. Voting starts on 2006-04-23 and ends on 2006-04-30. There will be three places up for grabs as KnowledgeOfSelf is leaving Wikipedia. Please see the previously linked page for full details.
  2. The Code of Conduct is now ready for extensive discussion! Specific comments should go to the Code of Conduct talk page, discussion of having one at all should be directed to the main Esperanza talk page.
  3. The current process for accepting proposals for new programs has been deemed fine. All Advisory Council members and the Admin Gen are to endevour to be bold when viewing discussion. If they feel that consensus has been reached, they will act accordingly.
A plea from the editor...
The propsed programs page is terribly underused! Please leave any comments, good or bad, on the page, to help us determine the membership's thoughts on the ideas there.
Signed...
Celestianpower, JoanneB, Titoxd, KnowledgeOfSelf and FireFox 19:53, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Latin America won![edit]

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Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Latin America was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help…

Joyous | Talk 19:02, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

A welcome from WikiProject Middle-earth![edit]

Hello, Sotakeit!

Thank you for joining WikiProject Middle-earth and contributing to improve Tolkien-related articles. We are glad to have you join in the effort!

Here're some good links and subpages related to our WikiProject.

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask on our talk page.

Thank you for your contributions and have fun editing!

NOTE: There is a poll/proposal concerning the renaming of our WikiProject. Please vote here to share your opinion! —Mirlen 15:54, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

The Lord of the Rings Peer Review[edit]

I have make extensive changes to our Lord of the Rings article in an attempt to work it up to Featured Article status. In order to find more suggestions I have listed it under Wikipedia:Peer Review. Under the guidelines to nominations I am required to notify others of knowledge in the area to review it. I have decided that the best group for this would be our WikiProject. So I ask you all to look at the article and make any suggestions you can. Hopefully we will be voting this FA soon enough. SorryGuy 00:57, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Old Skool Esperanzial note[edit]

Since this isn't the result of an AC meeting, I have decided to go Old Skool. This note is to remind you that the elections are taking place now and will end at 23:50 UTC on 2006-04-29. Please vote here. Thanks. --Celestianpower háblame 20:42, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:HHMagME.jpg[edit]

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Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #3[edit]

The Administrator Coaching program is a program aimed at preparing Wikipedians for Adminship or helping them understand the intricacies of Wikipedia better. Recently, changes have been made to the requirements of coachees. Please review them before requesting this service.
This would be something like the Welcoming Committee, but for people who have figured out the basics of editing articles; they're not newcomers any more, but they might want some help in learning new roles. Some might like suggestions about how to learn vandal patrol, or mentoring on taking an article to featured status, or guidance with a proposal they plan to make at the Village Pump, for example. In this way, Esperanza would help keep hope alive for Wikipedia because we would always be grooming the next generation of admins.
The Stressbusters are a subset of Esperanza aiming to investigate the causes of stress. New eyes on the situation are always welcome!
Note from the editor
As always, MiszaBot handled this delivery. Thank you! Also, congratulations go to Pschemp, Titoxd and Freakofnurture for being elected in the last elections! An Esperanzial May to all of the readership!
  1. Posting logs of the Esperanza IRC channel are explicitly banned anywhere. Violation of this rule results in deletion and a ban from the channel.
  2. A disclaimer is going to be added to the Esperanza main page. We are humans and, as such, are imperfect.
  3. Various revisions have been made to the Code of Conduct. Please see them, as the proposal is ready to be ratified by the community and enacted. All members will members to have to re-confirm their membership after accepting the Code of Conduct.
  4. Referendums are to be held on whether terms of AC members should be lengthened and whether we should abolish votes full stop.
  5. Admin Coaching reform is agreed upon.
Signed...
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20:29, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Image marked for deletion[edit]

Image:Arch_lit.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Updated image in SVG format: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Arch_lit.svg MeekMark 01:50, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

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Violin image[edit]

Hi; I thought you might be interested to know that the base image you used for Violinconstruction.JPG was my wife's teaching fiddle for the past three or four years. Just recently she upgraded, and that one has been placed with one of her students, where we think it will have a good home. I've left some thoughts on the image's talk page; do with them what you will, as this fascinating world continues on its merry way. Cheers (is the Queen's English for teşekkur ederim,) __ Just plain Bill 14:20, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Fantastic job, and quickly done; brilliant! The nut is the little block of ebony that the strings ride over, coming out of the pegbox. The fingerboard doesn't go all the way to the bridge; the end of the board can be seen in the neighbourhood of the upper corners. For simplicity's sake, you might consider calling out the neck and fingerboard without the parentheses after. This image probably also deserves a place in Violin construction and mechanics. What you've done adds a lot; cheers! __ Just plain Bill 13:38, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

On reflection, the "(chin to root)" parenthesis adds a bit. Keep it, or not? I don't know. :-) _ Just plain Bill
Further reflection: you may want to give the pegbox a span-bracket thingy... OK, I'll give it a rest now, before it gets too fussed-over. _ JpB
Looks good to me. One minor nit: there's only one nut. Might want to just say "Fingerboard" there, since it doesn't reach to the bridge. ciao, __ Just plain Bill 03:32, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Fair Use Images[edit]

Hello, Sotakeit. Sorry, there are meant to be NO Fair Use images in user pages (I know, it sucks). Even the images you created/uploaded yourself need to be removed. Read WP:FU. I will let you remove it yourself, but if you don't be aware someone who is less courteous will. Weirdy 09:54, 19 June 2006 (UTC) Hello! Bye!

Thanks for the thanks. And, in case you were wondering, the image on my User Page is not a fair use image, just to let you know. Weirdy 06:37, 20 June 2006 (UTC).

A short Esperanzial update[edit]

As you may have gathered, discussions have been raging for about a week on the Esperanza talk page as to the future direction of Esperanza. Some of these are still ongoing and warrant more input (such as the idea to scrap the members list altogether). However, some decisions have been made and the charter has hence been amended. See what happened. Basically, the whole leadership has had a reshuffle, so please review the new, improved charter.

As a result, we are electing 4 people this month. They will replace JoanneB and Pschemp and form a new tranche A, serving until December. Elections will begin on 2006-07-02 and last until 2006-07-09. If you wish to run for a Council position, add your name to the list before 2006-07-02. For more details, see Wikipedia:Esperanza/June 2006 elections.

Thanks and kind, Esperanzial regards, —Celestianpower háblame 16:00, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Dutch name[edit]

Thanks for moving the content to its own article, and for working at wikifying it.

One small thing I disagree with: I don't think nobility should link to Dutch nobility. The Dutch language is spoken in at least three different countries, two of which have their own nobility. The limited link is especially unfortunate since the example I gave was of a member of Belgian nobility.--82.92.181.129 11:43, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

August Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: To-Do List
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In order to help proposed programs become specific enough to make into full-fledged programs, the In development section of the proposals page has been created. Proposals that are promising, but need to be organized in more detail are listed here. Please take a look at what is there, and help the proposals turn into programs.
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  2. The In development section of the proposals page has been created.
  3. Proposals page: Some proposals have been moved to the aforementioned "In development" section, some have been left as a proposal, and others have been archived. For those proposals that were a good idea but didn't necessarily constitute a program, General Esperanzial Actions has been created.
  4. Two small pieces of charter reform will be decided on in a straw poll at Wikipedia talk:Esperanza/Governance. One involves filling the position of any councillors who may leave, the other involves reforming the charter.
  5. Until cooperation with the Kindness Campaign is better defined, it remains as a proposed program.
  6. There is a page for discussing the front page redesign.
Signed...
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05:03, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
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September Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: Barnstar Brigade
Here in Wikipedia there are hundreds of wikipedians whose work and efforts go unappreciated. One occasionally comes across editors who have thousands of good edits, but because they may not get around as much as others, their contributions and hard work often go unnoticed. As Esperanzians we can help to make people feel appreciated, be it by some kind words or the awarding of a Barnstar. This is where the Barnstar Brigade comes in. The object of this program is to seek out the people which deserve a Barnstar, and help them feel appreciated. With your help, we can recognize more dedicated editors!
What's New?
September elections are upon us! Anyone wishing to be a part of the Advisory Council may list themselves as a candidate from 18 September until 24 September, with the voting taking place from 25 September to 30 September. Those who wish to help with the election staff should also list themselves!
Appreciation Week, a program currently in development, now has its own subpage! Share your good ideas on how to make it awesome there!
The Esperanza front page has been redesigned! Many thanks to all who worked hard on it.
Many thanks to MiszaBot, courtesy of Misza13, for delivering the newsletter.
  1. The proposals page has been updated, with some proposals being archived.
  2. Since the program in development Appretiaion week is getting lots of good ideas, it now has its own subpage.
  3. The September 2006 Council elections will open for nominations on 18 September 2006. The voting will run from 25 September 2006 until 30 September 2006. If you wish to be a candidate or a member of the elections staff, please list yourself!
  4. The new Esperanza front page design has but put up - many thanks to all who worked on it!
  5. TangoTango has written a script for a bot that will list new members of Esperanza, which will help those who welcome new Esperanzains greatly!
Signed...
Natalya, Banes, Celestianpower, EWS23, FireFox, Freakofnurture, and Titoxd
04:04, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
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November Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: Admin Coaching (needs coaches!)
Admin Coaching needs coaches!!! If you are an administrator, or even a generally experienced user, do consider signing up to be a coach.

Admin Coaching, now being coordinated by HighwayCello, is a program for people who want help learning some of the more subtle aspects of Wikipedia policy and culture. People are matched with experienced users who are willing to offer coaching. The program is designed for people who have figured out the basics of editing articles; they're not newcomers any more, but they might want some help in learning new roles. In this way, Esperanza would help keep hope alive for Wikipedia because we would always be grooming the next generation of admins.

What's New?
The Tutorial Drive is a new Esperanza program! In an effort to make complicated processes on Wikipedia easier for everyone, Esperanza working to create and compile a list of tutorials about processes here on Wikipedia. Consider writing one!
A discussion on how Esperanza relates to the encyclopedia has been started; please add your thoughts.
Many thanks to MiszaBot, courtesy of Misza13, for delivering the newsletter.
  • The list of proposed programs has been updated, with some proposals being archived.
  • There is now a new program: the Tutorial Drive! Consider writing a tutorial on something you are good at doing on Wikipedia.
  • The suggestion of adding a cohesive look to all the Esperanza pages is being considered; join the discussion if you are interested!
  • In order to make a useful interlanguage welcome template, those involved in translation projects will be asked what English Wikipedia policies are most important and confusing to editors coming from other language Wikipedias.
  • A discussion of Esperanza's role in Wikipedia is being held, with all thoughts of all Esperanzians wanted!
  • Shreshth91 informed everyone that he will be leaving the Esperanza council as life is rather busy; his spot will be filled by the runner up from the last election, HighwayCello.
Signed...
Natalya, Banes, Celestianpower, EWS23, FireFox, The Halo, Shreshth91 and HighwayCello
20:33, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
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WikiProject Harry Potter[edit]

Hello, Sotakeit. Over at WikiProject Harry Potter we're trying to compile a list of active participants. Your name, along with all other project participants, has been placed on the inactive list. If you'd like to get involved again, please place your name back on the active list, and take a look at the project talk page for the latest happenings.

RHB(AWB) 23:30, 30 December 2006 (UTC), on behalf of WPHarry Potter

Your edit to French language[edit]

Why did you delete the map? Joeldl 16:57, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Time for resolution[edit]

Hiya. For several months now, the article naming for 18th Century British royals has been ever-which-where — all over the shop. In an attempt to solve this, I have prepared a page for discussion: here. Please, please, please come and discuss, even contribute to the Poll. Cheers! DBD 15:36, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Imperial Crypt Vaults graphic.[edit]

Great graphic! There are a few corrections needed, though:

  • The B for the children's columbarium should be moved all the way to the right-hand wall. The kids' coffins are in flat-bottomed tubes cut into the thickness of the outside wall.
  • Where you presently have the B should be another letter, representing Leopold's Vault.
  • In Ferdinand's Vault, you do have two of the corner piers (that contain a lot of coffins) shown, but the other two corners should also show such piers too.

Thanks for adding this graphic... it does improve the article.

--StanZegel (talk) 04:16, 1 August 2009 (UTC)


Violin and cello question[edit]

Hey there. I LOVE the violin construction image you used. Do you know if there is a cello equivalent?? Coal town guy (talk) 20:06, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Managed this from the German JPEG hope everyone likes itCoal town guy (talk) 14:41, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Re: Royal intermarriage[edit]

Hi Sotakeit -- I added a couple of paragraphs on Byzantine examples, with cites. It probably could stand some polishing -- & some more links -- but it gives an idea of what's there. -- llywrch (talk) 06:55, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Redirect[edit]

Per Wikipedia:Redirect#Do not "fix" links to redirects that are not broken and Wikipedia:Piped link#When not to use, it is generally not advised to pipe a link just to avoid a redirect. DrKiernan (talk) 15:53, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Ah! Thanks, DrKiernan, wasn't aware of this. Sotakeit (talk) 15:55, 13 June 2014 (UTC)


Review of Peribsen[edit]

hi. Thank you so much for reviewing! Just one lil' thing: the Seth animal is no "chimera", it is simply unknown, which animal it once was... No Egyptologist uses the term "chimera", they always write "Seth animal". Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 11:21, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, @Nephiliskos, I don't follow? Which point does this relate to? Very interesting article, however. I enjoyed reading it. In regards to content, and if the few niggles I had are fixed, I would definitely support. Sotakeit (talk) 11:41, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi there. I have read your comments and I already started to re-write the article entrance. For the other points I will ask some portal members for help. I would leave you a note when done. Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 15:36, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm done so far. Please check again. Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 15:42, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Nephiliskos, I think the lead is looking much better. I've edited a few words and phrases to fix grammar issues and make it a little more idiomatic. Well referenced too. Happy give it my support. Sotakeit (talk) 07:43, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Russian saints[edit]

Thank you again for your comments. Do you think the prose in the tables is understandable and grammatically correct? Or does it need some copyediting? Regards. --Tomcat (7) 11:43, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Tomcat7 I've gone through and correct any grammar/language issues I can see - tried not to change any of the content especially. What do you think?
  • I was unsure about what you meant by 'living behind the River Danube', 'grabbed himself shoulder-long' or ' after heavy head wound' ? None seem to make sense in English.
  • 1) I removed that phrase as I am not able to describe it in English. In Russian there exist such wordings as "behind" and "ahead" a river. I think English speakers would use cardinal directions. 2) it means that he grabbed himself until his shoulders 3) changed to injury
  • Nor do I know what 'drinking bout' refers to?
  • it means addiction of drinking something
  • Finally, when you use the phrase "known to the world" (as in Ephraim, known to the world Eustathius), do you mean "better known as"? If so, then I would have changed this. Sotakeit (talk) 12:26, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  • After tonsure, the person receives a new name. So this wording describes someone's worldly, secular name.--Tomcat (7) 13:20, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

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