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Hello, I registered an account... :) https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:188.8.131.52&redirect=no — Preceding unsigned comment added by Digitpax (talk • contribs) 10:10, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Proof that Chomsky is Married
Hi Vanamonde93 can you update the Chomsky page with this source?
- Suasponte3, I believe it's been dealt with now. If you have further concerns please let me know. Vanamonde93 (talk) 02:08, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
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Hello. I thank you for your edit on Musa al-Kadhim which was also among my works. I am still working on Jafar al-Sadiq, in the meanwhile, however, you could nominate any of the following (except for the first one which someone is editing it right now) as Good Article if you think they are more ready for the nomination. I thank you again.
- Hasan ibn Ali
- Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin
- Muhammad al-Baqir
- Musa al-Kadhim
- Ali al-Ridha
- Muhammad al-Jawad
- Ali al-Hadi
- Hasan al-Askari
- List of Muslim philosophers
- The Fifteen Whispered Prayers
- Hadi, I appreciate your enthusiasm, and you are welcome to my help any time. However, I'm not certain that most of these are ready for a GA (I haven't looked closely at all of them yet) for a couple of reasons. First, they could all use copy-editing, but that can be easily fixed. The more serious issue with an article like Musa al-Khadim is that it relies too far on quotations, with insufficient interpretation from the authors of the source rather than the subject of the source. It is useful to know what al-Khadim's contemporaries said about him, but we primarily need to know what the scholars say, and modern scholars for preference (I don't know the ins and outs of which scholars are acceptable, because it's not my topic area). Furthermore, a lot of the article is in the form "it was narrated by so-and-so.." from what I remember of my classes on Arabic literature, this sort of information is considered necessary in Arabic literature, but on Wikipedia such references add very little unless we know why that person's opinion matters. Does that make sense? Regards, Vanamonde93 (talk) 11:09, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
- Dear Vanamonde93. I know what you mean. Articles like List of Muslim philosophers, Hasan ibn Ali and The Fifteen Whispered Prayers are nearer to a GA. Then we could go to Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin, Muhammad al-Baqir and the others. I think Musa al-Kadhim is the most problematic one. Hadi (talk) 12:37, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
DYK for Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela)
|On 13 March 2015, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela), which you recently created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that the 1987 Hugh Masekela song "Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela)" became the unofficial anthem of the anti-apartheid movement? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|
Ukrainian civil war
For the record , please note that what I created was a link to a dab page, however, an editor with a battleground mentality three times reverted the dab back into a redirect.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:33, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
- Ymblanter, that would make sense. Thanks for letting me know. Apologies for misunderstanding your intentions; since you are aware of the issue, I will let you sort it out, because I am not actually well versed in that topic area. Regards, Vanamonde93 (talk) 13:35, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
DYK for José Manuel Fortuny
|On 29 March 2015, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article José Manuel Fortuny, which you recently created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that communist leader José Manuel Fortuny was a friend and adviser to Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/José Manuel Fortuny. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|
Salvadoran civil war
"It also included the deliberate terrorizing and targeting of civilians by death squads, the recruitment of child soldiers, and other violations of human rights, mostly by the military." The last tidbit of information "mostly by the military" is a slightly unprofessional biased, unproven assumption. It does not belong in an encyclopedia. And your claim, that my removal of this bit is nonconstructive is you hiding from basic constructive criticism. As I am very capable of understanding that you are possibly wearing politics on your sleeve in adding to an article that is supposed to simply state the facts. This is an encyclopedia. Hearsay does not belong in encyclopedias. If something is a known fact, you have to present some solid proof. I've never heard of a one-sided child-soldier argument except from people who are twisting things to make the other side seem more villainous, when in fact both sides are guilty of destruction when there are innocent casualties on both sides of the coin in regards to these types of conflicts. How do I know this? I'm a legitimate historian who has thoroughly investigated this matter in real books. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 01:39, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
- It is well-known that the Salvadoran military had a poorer human rights record than the rebels did. You might be misreading the sentence slightly; the "mostly by the military" refers to the entire previous sentence, not the child soldiers. And it is solidly sourced; the source is written by one prominent scholar, in a book edited by two others, published by Duke university. All three scholars are major figures in Latin American Political history scholarship. Vanamonde93 (talk) 01:57, 31 March 2015 (UTC)