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ITN for Jean-Luc Dehaene[edit]

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Why did you remove the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup's name in official languages[edit]

I noticed you put in "o please" on the article when you reverted those names in India's official languages. Is there a reason on why you remove those. 174.91.72.116 (talk) 18:49, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Don't you think it's to much? India has only two national official languages.--Wester (talk) 21:44, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Unsourced modification[edit]

You modified the Django Reinhardt page and removed the references [1] to put false informations, please see "Nationality" on Talk page [2]

Playsound (talk) 19:53, 15 October 2014 (UTC)


What false? It's not a secret that he is Belgian-born. In fact, he is more known as Belgian than as a Frenchman. But in reality he was probably mostly a gypsy regardless of nationality.

BTW: in Wikipedia it's common for people with multiple nationalities to simply use the place were he is born. That's more factual. --Wester (talk) 20:02, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Flag of Brussels[edit]

Hi. Thank you for making the changes and providing a source. Allow me to explain myself: I saw your edits, at two pages on en.wp and at nl:Vlag van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest. I searched for 15 minutes in both English and French and came up with nothing, so I thought it was safe to say that you were mistaken, and I reverted it. Some of my edit summaries were more friendly as well, from the Dutch article: Ik kon geen enkele bron ervoor vinden, en ik zou graag zo'n bron lezen!. Whether you were right or wrong, I knew that whether I reverted it or added a tag, you'd see it in the same amount of time (though actually reverting it gave you a notification: even better!). So there's my explanation.

Other than that, I find this fascinating. I follow news about Belgium, Brussels and even about flags in general, so I can't believe I hadn't heard of this. I'm also shocked that the French language press seems to have missed something so big entirely (though I found a few sources in Dutch after you posted the law). Lastly, I think that flags shouldn't be updated to fit with the aesthetics of the day, and the new flag is just awful; no flag of any serious organization should have a stylized heart on it. But then again, nobody asked me.

Thanks again for your changes. I've restored your content at nl.wp and even added sources there. I will do the same shortly on en.wp. Cheers, Oreo Priest talk 21:16, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Indeed, I completely agree that the new flag is dreadful. A new logo is one thing, but a flag is normally much more conservative. You don't change a flag every 10 years as with a logo. This source gives the right arguments against a chance: [3]--Wester (talk) 21:37, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
I still can't believe more people didn't stand up to the change. "Groen is tegen de vernieuwing van de vlag. "Brusselaars zijn wel met andere dingen bezig", zegt parlementslid Arnaud Verstraete.". Talk about missing the point! Oreo Priest talk 22:45, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

It looks like the bill has passed committee stage, but isn't law yet. I've updated some articles and undone other edits to reflect this. Of course, we'll restore the versions featuring the new flag once it becomes official. Oreo Priest talk 13:33, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Can you update the Dutch article to reflect this? My Dutch isn't good enough, sadly. Oreo Priest talk 13:40, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
OK, although once it's approved in the commission it's only a formality to be approved in general.--Wester (talk) 13:44, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
I've also found the report of the 'commission Territorial Development' of 17 December: [4]. There was a proposed amendment to the original bill so that the names of the colours are changed into the correct heraldic terms. But even that was repelled.
Especially the discussion is interesting . That can be included in the article. --Wester (talk) 13:56, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
I will do that at some point in the future. Oreo Priest talk 15:54, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

I saw. It's a shame they went through with it. I'll add details to the article in a few weeks, but at the moment I'm much too busy! Oreo Priest talk 15:54, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Bus attack[edit]

See Talk:Buhas bus attack#Requested move 18 January 2015. 91.124.168.80 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 11:48, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Do I detect that you're indulging a meatpuppet in WP:WIKIHOUNDING? I can't remember why I had your talk page on my watchlist, but am pleased that I have. Only two contributions from this IP, yet you're at the RM arguing arguing against RGloucester within moments. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 00:37, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
That's a Ukrainian user. See [5]. I'm Belgian. And I do not need any meatpuppet . I'm glad that user informed me so I could participate in the discussion. But I can see that everyone basically agrees (except you) and RGloucester is alone with his stance. That anonymous user probably contacted me because I moved the page earlier.
Also, it would be nice if you'd not accuse people out of the blue based on nothing. That's not the way we threat each other. --Wester (talk) 00:58, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
I didn't accuse you of being a meatpuppet, Wester. My apologies if you misunderstood that: I said that you were indulging a meatpuppet. I simply find it strange that you don't check the special contributions of an IP when you're being canvassed. There's nothing improper about regular editors who know each other to bring an RM or RfC to the attention of editors they know might be interested (so long as it doesn't extend to blatant WP:CANVASSing. There is, however, a problem when you respond to a sock or meatpuppet who has selected you on the basis of being certain that you'll side with their POV. That's no way for regular editors to treat each other, either. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 21:24, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

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Re: Hillary (Rodham) Clinton[edit]

Since you are interested in this topic, you may want to help with our current draft at Talk:Hillary Rodham Clinton/April 2015 move request‎, which is likely to be launched in the next week or so (after the current Village Pump discussion winds down). bd2412 T 14:09, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

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You are right, I apologise[edit]

I misread the dates. I am sorry. Guy (Help!) 10:53, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

OK. -12:03, 20 April 2015 (UTC)