User talk:Vanka5

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Hello Vanka5, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome!  BlankVerse 11:19, 5 November 2005 (UTC)


Please don't remove the Wiktionary tag by yourself. Rather expand the article, if it's possible, into something more than a dictionary definition, or discuss the matter in the talk page.

Consider the situation if I were to create an article called "Colonia". A colonia ("colony"), in certain regions of Argentina (where I'm from), is a former agricultural settlement formed by immigration in the 1880s and 1890s. In my province there are like 50 towns called "Colonia XXXX" (XXXX = whatever). Yet that doesn't deserve an article as such; it should be "Agricultural colonies in Argentina" or somoething like that, if not covered sufficiently by Immigration in Argentina. Selo doesn't even have a history like that; it's just a word that means "village". Do they have some unique feature or special characteristics that differentiates them from what is commonly known as villages or towns elsewhere? See for example Wola (settlement). --Pablo D. Flores (Talk) 02:03, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

I understand what you're saying. I can't speak about "colonia" because I am not familiar with the subject matter. However, it is obvious that you are not familiar with the Slavic countries especially Bulgaria to make statements like "Selo doesn't even have a history like that." To make such a statement about settlements that started at least in the 7th century is just plain ignorant. I can point to you several other articles that should not have their own articles based on your criteria but I won't because I don't want to point fingers. I personally cannot add historical information to the article Selo at this point because I am not a historian. However, I believe it deserves an article because it is a common term with cultural and historic significance spanning to the present day in much of Eastern Europe and Asia. --Vanka5 08:29, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
I believe you. That's not the point. The point is that the article should reflect that, since that's what the article is for. I've removed the "move to Wiktionary" tag. You do well not to point to other articles. Since many articles in Wikipedia are in fact very incomplete (or badly written), that wouldn't be wise. :) What I meant, really, was not that sela didn't have a history, but that the concept of selo didn't appear to have a historical significance; that is, selo seemed to be defined simply as "the Slavic word for village". I think this has been cleared now. --Pablo D. Flores (Talk) 10:41, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Disambiguation MOS[edit]

Hi, with reference to your edit to Anglia, which was a disambiguation page, please don't wikilink to articles on disambiguation pages that will not be the object of diasambiguation, ie Bulgaria in an article on the Anglai dab page. For further info see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (disambiguation pages). Regards--A Y Arktos 07:07, 6 January 2006 (UTC)


Hi Vanka, Please translate the article Ayyavazhi to Bulgarian wikipedia. Thank you. - Paul Raj 20:26, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Hello Paul Raj, I am listed to translate Bulgarian articles into English. The above request is for an article in the above direction. Depending on the article I might make an exception but I am not interested in translating the above article anyway. Thanks for your inquiry. --Vanka5 23:58, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Sofia won![edit]

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


Hi, Vanka5! Could you translate this text for me?

Спиритуализмът е религия, чиято главна идея е контактът с душите на умрелите с помощта на медиум. Модерният спиритуализм се заражда в средата на XIX век в САЩ и християнството е било изходна точка за него. Той все още се възприема като християнски в най-широкия му смисъл, но съществуват хора, приели с най-голям ентусиазъм названието „спиритуалист“, които нямат нищо общо с християнството.

Thanks! Arges 12:40, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Sure. Here it goes:

Spiritualism is a religion that's main idea is the contact with the souls of the dead with the help of a medium. Modern spiritualism was established in the middle of the 19th century in the USA based on Christianity. Modern spiritualism is still accepted as Christian in the broadest sense but there are people who accepted with great enthusiasm the name "spiritualist" have nothing to do with Christianity. Regards, --Vanka5 01:43, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

United States Collaboration of the Week[edit]

You voted for Denver, Colorado as US Collaboration of the Week. Please help improve it to Featured Article Status.PDXblazers 01:14, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Bulgaria[edit]

Hello! WikiProject Bulgaria, devoted to better organizing, maintaining and developing the network of Bulgaria-related articles, is currently gathering members in order to be started. If you're interested in participating, add your name to the "Interested Wikipedians" subsection of the proposed project's section in the list of proposed WikiProjects. Flag of Bulgaria.svg → Тодор Божинов / Todor Bozhinov 16:10, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Project started — WikiProject Bulgaria! Flag of Bulgaria.svg → Тодор Божинов / Todor Bozhinov 13:00, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Marijuana Wiki[edit]

Hi there,

I see that you are a pro-Cannabis Wikipedian so I hope this will be of some interest to you.

I've started a Marijuana wiki (aka The Sticky Wiki) which I think you might be interested in. I'm hoping you can help me get started with this project. Whereas lots of articles about weed get speedy-deleted on Wikipedia, they would be totally cool over at MarijuanaWiki. But really I want the site to be more of a marijuana community than merely an encyclopedia.

To give you an example, I want to have city guides about where to score, find pot-friendly cafes, marijuana events, and what represents a good price in that city. Etc. (You can check out the featured article: "Toronto" to see what I mean). Of course, I want to see articles about the negative health effects and the drug laws in each of the countries. I also want to have grow diaries and marijuana blogs. All in all, basically more communal than encyclopedic.

I am in need of admins/moderators, and people experienced with MediaWiki to help build policy, categories, and templates, etc. If you'd be interested in helping me with this project, the URL is MarijuanaWiki

Thanks for your time and consideration. Hope to see you there!

-- nsandwich 00:40, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Bulls and cows[edit]

Здрасти, Ванка, видях, че си активен и си тук, би ли прегледал текста за Бикове и крави на Mastermind (board game), който написах? Аз не говоря толкова добре английски, поправи го, където трябва. Благодаря ти: User:Петко (User:5ko) 12:07, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Unblock request[edit]


I was blocked unjustly. I have no idea why. I request to be unblocked. Here are the details I was given:

• Your IP address, which is • The name of the blocking admin, which is NSLE • The reason you were blocked, which is: apologies to legitimate users affected, due to an ongoing harassment/legal threats problem this IP range is blocked.

Thank you! --Vanka5 20:18, 11 June 2006 (UTC)


Unblocked, try now. --Sam Blanning(talk) 18:46, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
I tried earlier today, and it seemed to work. I just tried again but I am currently still blocked. Thanks! --Vanka5 00:27, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
This is starting to get really rediculous. I have been blocked for several days now without an explanation. By the way, I feel like I have been unblocked at one point, then blocked again without even been able to make a single contribution. It looks like a group effort to constantly block me. It's starting to piss me off. --Vanka5 03:33, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Even when I am logged in depending on where I am writing from I am either blocked or not. If I am fully unblocked it's not supposed to be like that. I am still waiting for someone to unblock me. Thank you! --Vanka5 00:16, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Maybe try emailing NSLE and asking him to lift the range block? --Sam Blanning(talk) 10:12, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
He is on vacation, and doesn't even have an email address listed. --Vanka5 01:53, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
It's ok now, thank you! --Vanka5 08:32, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Translation request[edit]

(apologies in advance as this request lacks preliminary salutation & inquiry..) "Tqrsia 1 brm apartamend v Belltown, Downtown ili Capitol Hill. Ako davate ili znaete niakoi koito dava shte sqm vi zadaljen ako me svqrjete." chaizzilla 20:54, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Дайте да дадем?[edit]

По мои виждания Talk:Shipka е беседа към пояснителна страница. Нещо не разбирам каква картинка трябва точно там пък да се сложи? -- Goldie (tell me) 10:38, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Forced labour camps in Communist Bulgaria[edit]

Hi. I think this new article of mine may interest you. If you have additions or suggestions to make, please do so. Currently I think it looks OK, with a few problems:

  • More sources needed
  • More details (deaths in custody, the nature of forced labour in 1962-89, etc.)
  • My source on Belene Island indicates that the camp there continued to operate in 1954-6, while our article implies it closed for that period. We should straighten this out.
  • The title may be flawed. On the one hand, the article is about a little more than just the camps. On the other hand, we probably can't yet call it "repression in Communist Bulgaria", as it hardly covers all the means of repression (secret police, censorship, etc.). Also, "the Bulgarian Gulag" might have POV issues. Let's try to sort this out, since I eventually plan similar articles for PL, HU, CZ, DDR, RO, AL, and YU. Biruitorul 04:40, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Article creation request[edit]

Hi! I saw that you are part of the WikiProject Bulgaria and thought you or someone you know might want to create an article for the following person who recently died:

Please let me know either way. Thank you. -FateSmiled&DestinyLaughed 14:01, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

I requested the article to be created for you on Wikipedia:WikiProject Bulgaria. Regards, --Vanka5 05:52, 6 November 2006 (UTC)


HI, Vanka5, I have a question and am not sure if this is a correct place to ask or not. I have a really great friend who was born in Bulgaria. Her name is IVANCA. I am trying to have a necklace made for her with the correct Bulgarian spelling of her name on it. Can you please tell me how that would be spelled? Thank you... psmoalaska

Can I ask what country you're in? Does she pronounce it Ivantsa or Ivanka? The answer should be pretty easy, I am just a little suprised to see a Bulgarian name spelled like that. The most common spelling would be Ivanka with a 'k'. I personally never met any Ivancas in my life. I looked it up on Google, I think it's a rare name in Bulgarian it should be spelled like Иванца, if it's the more common name Ivanka it should be spelled Иванка. Reason I asked what country you're in is if you're in a country that prefers to spell names with a 'c' that sounds like a 'k' she might have spelled it with a 'c' even though most Bulgarians would spell it with a 'k'. Hope that helps, --Vanka5 23:46, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi Vanka5, Yes it is pronounced IVANKA but is spelled with a C... IVANCA, I live in Alaska, and she was adopted by a family here in the US, she also lives here in Alaska. Anyway she asked me the other day how she would find her name spelled in Bulgarian, so I wanted to suprise her with this necklace. So, with all that, please give it to me once more??? Thank you, she will be stoked...PSM0

You should put Иванка on the necklace. Regards, --Vanka5 03:25, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria FAC[edit]

Hi! Today I've nominated the article Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria for a featured article, believing it meets all criteria.

This is the article's third nomination (see the previous ones), and because the previous ones received relatively little attention, I'd like to invite you to voice your opinion about it, be it as a vote or a comment, on the article's nomination page.

Thanks! :) TodorBozhinov 16:55, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Question about Eureka Edit[edit]

My "responding to the crisis" section seems have been deleted by you. Why? Is the section too long in your opinion? Not relevant? Not suitable as encyclopedic content? Not linked? (This is fairly new, the campground has been discussed in the city council, but while our specific policies are being discussed as publicly as possible, in a town of 26000, Although the law enforcement and local government policies in Eureka have made tragic mistakes, and I've been one of their toughest critics, and was part of a suit that pushed them into this, they've bent over backwards to invite me and other severe critics to help and form policy.

If you look closely in the history of the article you will see that I only added bg:Юрика (Калифорния) I am not sure why you are contacting me about this. Please sign your messages also. --Vanka5 19:50, 15 February 2007 (UTC)


Hi Vanka,

At the "People from San Francisco" listing, Bernard J.S. Cahill is in the wrong column; it should be "C", not "B", but I can't see how to edit that part of the page. Esperanto41 22:04, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Gene, I categorized him under his last name Cahill. So far he is still showing up under B but from experience I know it sometimes takes several minutes for the information to update so hopefully you should be able to see him under C sometime soon. --Vanka5 22:42, 6 April 2007 (UTC)


A {{prod}} template has been added to the article O!Shipka, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice explains why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. If you endorse deletion of the article, and you are the only person who has made substantial edits to the page, please tag it with {{db-author}}. B. Wolterding 08:38, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Interstate Shield[edit]

Hello!! I am one of the editors from the U.S. Roads WikiProject!! There is an improperly named shield on an article written in Bulgarian!! A link to that article is here!! Please change Image:Interstate 4 (Florida).svg to I-4 (FL).svg!! Thank you!!

-Happy5214 23:34, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

WP meetup[edit]

GG-bridge-12-2006.jpg   In the area? You're invited to
   San Francisco Meetup 3
  Date: September 16th, 2007
  Place: Yerba Buena Gardens, 3pm
  San Francisco Meetup 2

-- phoebe/(talk) 08:04, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Category:Places in California[edit]

Category:Places in California, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Mercurywoodrose (talk) 02:20, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Hallow From New York[edit]

Dear Ivan. I've found your writings about New York City Subway, in Bulgarian WIKI. I am very glad that you started this article. I will try my best to enrich it, using English text putting it though online tranlators. I did it actually.

Sorry, I do not speak Bulgarian But I speak English and Russian. For you it will be much convenient to communicate in English with me. I was in San Francisco once upon a time, I rode their trams trolleybuses, etc. I liked there very much. would be nice to enhance some articles. Currently in New York, I feel very bored seating at home after hurricane (you probably watch news) and being sick a week before it. So please, drop me a line at tramrunnerATgmailDOTcom. And we will do something together. GK tramrunner (talk) 01:32, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Women's history editathon[edit]

Hey - Sorry for the late notice, but since you have yourself tagged as living in the Bay Area, I thought you might appreciate notification that we’re having an event Saturday! It’ll be held at Hoyt Hall, an all-women's house of the Berkeley Student Cooperative from 3 to 6 pm tomorrow. The main event page is here. Anyone is welcome to show up, but we’re expecting a significant number of people to come who have literally never edited Wikipedia before. If you’re an experienced Wikipedian who would be able to provide useful help to some of the newbies, your presence would be especially appreciated (and it might be a good idea for you to show up at 2 or 2:30 instead of three. Thanks, Kevin Gorman (talk) 02:07, 6 April 2013 (UTC) I’m AWB’ing this message to all Wikipedians who have tagged themselves in the bay area. I’m sorry if the message isn’t of interest to you; feel free to delete it. I’ll be unlikely to send future messages in a similar way, but if really don’t want to receive future messages of this sort, please let me know.

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Calligraphist (artist)[edit]

Dear Bulgarian Wikipedian: if you can find something in Bulgarian that might help the article Calligraphist (artist), please help! Thanks, Drmies (talk) 03:04, 25 April 2015 (UTC)