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Surprise--I'm back![edit]

Hey old friend, just wanted to let you know that I've returned from the wiki-grave after a few years. Long story as to why I was gone so long--long hours at work, frequent travel, and not having my books with me were the major culprits. It's good to see that you're still around! I see you've produced an immense amount of work over the past several years. In many ways, it's a reversal of the way things were in 2006--compared to you, I'm a newbie now! Hope to see you around! --RobthTalk 04:07, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LX, February 2011[edit]

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WPGR newsletter[edit]

Hellow Yanni! I hope you are well! I am thinking about reviving the WPGR newsletter so as to get more of its nominal members to engage with WPGR, and have prepared one to be released within the next few days here. What do you think? Constantine 09:28, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

If you have the time and the appetite to do it, I think it is a great idea. It may also attract some attention for the topics it includes. If anything else comes to my mind I'll let you know, but I do not follow Wikipedia so closely lately, and I'm not as well informed as you are about what is going on here. Robth is back, but, although this is indeed great news, I don't think we could include it in the newsletter!--Yannismarou (talk) 14:37, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Greece newsletter - March 2011 issue[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Demosthenes (fictional character)[edit]

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Nomination of Demosthenes (fictional character) for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Demosthenes (fictional character) for deletion[edit]

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lEFKOSIA[edit]

γΙαννη καλησπέρα, τι γίνετε με το άρθρο της Λευκωσίας εδώ ? η τουρκικη πλευρα δεν ειναι αναγνωρισμενη θεωρηται παράνομη αρα κακός μπαίνουν και βλεπω ιδιαίτερο ζηλο απο καποιους διαχειριστες να τα αφησουν και να κλειδωσουν το άρθρο! αυτος User:Seb az86556 τι ρόλο βαράη ?αυτα που λεει ειναι προσβλητικά στο τελος θα αρχισουμε τις μηνυσεις οπως το πανε μερικοι . tony esopiλέγε

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Stamata Revithi[edit]

Καλησπέρα! Μου αρέσει πολύ το άρθρο αυτό και συγχαρητήρια για την δουλειά σου σε αυτό! Αν και η άδεια το επιτρέπει χωρίς να σε ρωτήσω, ωστόσο θεωρώ πιο σωστό καθώς μιλάς και εσύ την γλώσσα, να σε ρωτήσω αν σε πειράζει να το μεταφράσω για την ελληνική Βίκι. Αν ακόμα και στο μακρυνό μέλλον έχεις σκοπό να το κάνεις ο ίδιος θα το αφήσω. (αν θες απάντησέ μου εδώ, γιατί η IP μου σήμερα είναι και αύριο δεν είναι). --94.65.106.187 (talk) 12:30, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Καλησπέρα και από εμένα. Όχι, δε με πειράζει. Μετάφρασέ το ελεύθερα. Απλώς, αν ποτέ το υποβάλεις για FA στην ελληνική βικιπαιδεία, ανάφερε την αρχική πηγή και το συγγραφέα της!Yannismarou (talk) 17:04, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
Ευχαριστώ, είτε το υποβάλλω είτε όχι, η αναφορά στην αρχική πηγή και τον κύριο συντάκτη θα γίνει ούτως η άλλως, είτε με εισαγωγή του ιστορικού, είτε με άλλο εμφανή τρόπο σύμφωνα με τα απαιτούμενα της άδειας. Όταν το αναρτήσω θα σε ειδοποιήσω. --79.130.64.190 (talk) 06:29, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Το άρθρο τελείωσε με λίγη καθυστέρηση el:Σταμάτα Ρεβίθη. Κάθε έλεγχος από μέρους σου της μετάφρασης είναι παραπάνω από ευπρόσδεκτος! Ευχαριστώ και πάλι! (Ο ίδιος με τους αποπάνω)--Geilamir (talk) 08:56, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Πολύ καλή δουλειά. Έκανα λίγο copy-editing.--Yannismarou (talk) 20:59, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Ευχαριστώ για τα καλά λόγια και ακόμα περισσότερο για τον κόπο να το διορθώσεις. Όταν το προτείνω για αξιόλογο θα σε ξαναειδοποιήσω. --Geilamir (talk) 18:02, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

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Pericles[edit]

I have seen in the page history, that you have written, wiht that I can't understand. I have a problem with this: "Kagan criticizes the Periclean strategy on four counts: first that by rejecting minor concessions it brought about war; second, that it was unforeseen by the enemy and hence lacked credibility; third, that it was too feeble to exploit any opportunities; and fourth, that it depended on Pericles for its execution and thus was bound to be abandoned after his death.[121] " It is trivial: If a strategy by the enemy unforeseen is, then it is good. If a strategy by the enemy foreseen is, it is bad. I have no possibility to reed the original text. Woult you that do? What is the ground for "lacked credibility"?--Klug Csaba Ferenc (talk) 21:13, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

I have indeed to check my source, which will probably happen in ... no less than one month! Thanks for bringing to my attention this issue.--Yannismarou (talk) 18:07, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

How people/countries see themselves[edit]

Hello, I understand that purely because Macedonian's see their nation and refer to their nation as 'Macedonia' wiki has to follow suit on how it names the article. I am fine with that. My question is this. Alexander the Great, his father Philip II and many of their forefathers referred to themselves as Greek, in letters/speeches and commonly and openly claimed Greek descent from the Argead dynastic house of Argos. Is it then fair to mention that they were 'Greek' kings on the introduction pages of their respective articles. This 'Greek' label was unceremoniously removed years ago by the famous army of editors that redefined these pages for ever. As far as logic goes, would it be acceptable to call these kings Greek as they referred to themselves without causing a new WW3 on wiki? Thanks for you time. Reaper7 (talk) 03:33, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Why don't you feel the same need to mention in Pericles' or Themistocles' or Pausanias' articles that they were Greeks?--Yannismarou (talk) 10:14, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Because they didn't constantly refer themselves as Greeks the way the Royal Macedonian house did. You see Themistocles and Perikles were both proud Athenians. The Macedonian Royal house however, was often knocked by Athens and other Greek city states as not being Greek enough. That is why the Macedonian Royal house constantly referred to itself as Greek. Also, the editors who felt the need to remove the 'Greek' from these ancient Macedonian pages did it for reasons connected to modern politics in FYR Macedonia, not because they were historians, their reason and motives were as clear as yours. With the help of some idiot Greek editors and some neutrals, they completed their mission. You ever wonder why for example, this opening to Archimedes page was not changed? : Archimedes of Syracuse (Greek: Ἀρχιμήδης; c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC) was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer As they say, to work out the answer as to why this was never changed is hardly rocket science. But alas, I shall not waste your time, I see where you stand on the issue. Thanks for your time and attempt to educate me on Perikles and Themistokles' respective identities anyway. Take care. Reaper7 (talk) 14:30, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Your reaction to the other people's opinions (I want to remind you that it was you who came to my talk page with a question! I did not invite you!), and your interest not to waste my time is duly appreciated, but I now feel I have to say some more things: You ask me if by re-adding the designation "Greek" you'll cause the 3rd World War; my answer is yes, you will, because you cannot support your actions. I asked you how come and you do not feel the need to do the same thing in Pericles' or Themistocles' article. Your looong (but so empty) answer to this question does not include the only reasonable argument you could think about: Because their Greek identity was never disputed (contrary to Alexander's, Philip's or even Pyrrhus'), but, if Albania or FYROM was next to Sparta, I am sure that now everybody would dispute Spartans' "Greekness". Instead of saying that, you argue what? Nothing! All your other argumentents are pure crap, and they convince n-o-b-o-d-y. If you don't understand that, it's a pitty.
Why don't I support (although I don't strongly oppose either) the readdition of the determination "Greek"? Read my arguments in Alexanders' previous GAR. Let me also tell you something else: Today, after Athenean's hard, impressive and dedicated work, Alexander's article became a GA. I want to quote some excerpts from the lede (and only the lede, namely a very tiny part of the whole text) of this marvellous article (italics are mine): "Alexander III of Macedon [...] was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece"; "He was awarded the generalship of Greece and used this authority to launch his father's military expansion plans." "Alexander's settlement of Greek colonists and the resulting spread of Greek culture in the east resulted in a new Hellenistic civilization." Do you grasp my point? If not, let me make it clear to you, because my point consists of two parts: (1) After everything you read, do you have any doubt about Alexander's Greekness? What else do you need? What's the necessity of the "Greek" word? (2) If you want to convince the people about the "Greekness" of Alexander, Philip, Pyrrhus etc, the best way to do that is to improve their articles, and reveal their personalities. Therefore, instead of waging wiki world wars, It is better to get your ass down, and write a nice article during your wikitime. Do it just for a change: you'll do yourself a favor; you'll do Philip etc. a favor; you'll do univeral knowledge a favor. You can take as an example some of the best Greek editors of Wikipedia, such as Constantine, Alexikoua, Athenean and other. And I'll be also here to assist you in your first acquaintance with real editing.--Yannismarou (talk) 18:57, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
I am sorry I am not going to waste my time reading your convoluted shite where you prove yet again how little you know about the ancient the world with your seedy meaningless comparisons. You are an embarrassment and easily one of the reasons there have been so many wars on here. I should have listened to the members who messaged me to avoid your page like a diseased pig as your lack of intelligence mixed with confidence is legendary on here, but I believe even the most stupid yet confident members deserve a second chance and you were given yours. Anyway, go in peace and keep doing what you are doing. An acute lack and vacuum of historical knowledge matched with arrogance is the foundation of the new Macedonian pages anyway, nightmare for the reader, but great for limited mind and you sir are built for them. Keep up the work and don't jump off a cliff, we need members like you to add balance and help political correctness. Feel free to have the last words, but like your previous peace of intellectual sick, don't expect the doors to smashed down as people scramble to read your freshly laid feces, they never have before and they will never do in the future. Remember, 'Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.' I admit I am completely to blame for the ugly nature you display, just as if I had gone into house full of spastics and forced them to solve the Rubik's Cube under timed conditions, it was unfair of me to burden you with any type of logic and your reaction, although full of lies, severe lack of understanding of the ancient Argead House and misinformation, is totally expected and justified. I understand you have just enough brains to attempt to complete a sentence, but not enough alas to fill it with anything but garbage and I am sure you have experienced many conflicts in life, even away from the computer. Enjoy your time left on this planet anyway and thank your parents from me for not considering Euthanasia after they realised your IQ was in the single digits, but your confidence was off the charts. You deserved life no matter what anyone says to you either online or to your face. I am sure none of what I said will ever be remembered by you, so don't worry! Reaper7 (talk) 21:36, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
I don't want to have the last word, but I really felt the need to praise your pacifism and thank you for giving me a second chance. I am sorry I was proved not worthy of it! I am sorry! Please, forgive me! Please!!--Yannismarou (talk) 21:45, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
I see that the more I get sarcastic the more I attract your attention. What is going on here? Is there a big desperate love hidden behind this apparent hate? Marry Christmas by the way!--Yannismarou (talk) 22:00, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
You were using sarcasm!! LOL. Well done for trying and it is completely not your fault you have not mastered this technique properly. I already said it was not your fault in the post before. I don't beat my dog if it shits on the carpet and I certainly won't ever blame a dumb wet shit with pathetic intellectual aspirations, for committing verbal diarrhea on his own talk page. Yes, it's unfortunate someone taught you how to spell the names of famous Greeks like Themistocles and how you use them in conjunction with your useless and damaged mind farts on an encyclopedia. But so what? You deserve life just as every pseudo historian and nutcase propagandist does. Also thanks for the Merry Xmas wishes, but I am not Christian and never bought into Coca Cola's idea of what Xmas should be! Don't think Jesus was a capitalist either! Sleep well sweet prince, this world is too harsh for one a precious as you! Reaper7 (talk) 22:05, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm so happy your bans are over and you are back in Wikipedia! It's going to be so fun (until you are banned again of course)! By the way, I have a last question: Do you realize that everything you write makes no sense? You don't, do you?!--Yannismarou (talk) 23:04, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Of course you are happy I am back from the ban years ago! You and others were my guardian angel in the disgraceful incidents that lead to the ban, remember? Unfortunately, Chris0 managed to get my ban after some early failed attempts, he just persevered and got the ban of many a neutral editor and also some more aggressively proud editors. Was a big defeat for the neutralisty of these Macedonian sections - that to this day - are not allowed to even attempt neutrality: [hardcore] but I forgot to thank you at the time for dismissing his early attempts vocally. Chris0 attempts to warn and then successfully ban Reaper7 i know we are sworn enemies since your charming welcome to be on your talk page, but for what it is worth, thanks for limiting his destructive abuse of wikipedia policy at the time. Reaper7 (talk) 00:23, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXIX, November 2011[edit]

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Re Modern understanding of Greek mythology[edit]

Hi Yannismarou. I think Modern understanding of Greek mythology needs some attention. It seems you wrote most of this? Yes? Paul August 12:40, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi Paul! How are you? Sorry for the delayed response. Yeap, it was mostly written by me; and it is indeed like an abandoned child. However, some of my other children have now attracted my attention. I hope I shall manage to dedicate some time to it as well soon. Best!--Yannismarou (talk) 18:04, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

You deserve a barnstar![edit]

A Barnstar!
Good Article Award

For developing Alexander the Great, an article under WikiProject India, into a Good Article. AshLin (talk) 17:31, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Although almost most of the credit goes to Athenean.--Yannismarou (talk) 20:16, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thank you for your efforts!

Can you help improve the Hellenism page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellenism It needs to expand beyond a disambiguation page. It should define what Hellenism is along with its many uses. Here is a similar example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaism

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Giannis Ch. Theocharis[edit]

Καλησπέρα, σβήσετο, του έκανα μετακίνηση στον σωστό τιτλο , το είχε κάνει λάθος ο pοubie που ούτε ελληνικκά ήξερε καλά ούτε αγγλικά ::)) --tony esopiλέγε 20:32, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Yannismarou,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
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  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC) Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 22:33, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXI, February 2012[edit]

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FAR[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Hamilton Watch. Operation - inspection - this photograph represents an inspection of angles... - NARA - 518434.jpg Quality Management Inspection Medal
I, [Inspector] No. 108, am honored to award you this medal for your constructive and industrious contributions to the quality management inspection process. I appreciate your assistance in improving the "Stable Version" of the Byzantine Empire entry. Always know that you have this humble inspector's gratitude and respect. Thank you. No. 108 (talk) 05:34, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
I'm honored, Mr. Inspector, but I am not sure If I full deserve the honor, since we have a looot of work to save the article. Best!--Yannismarou (talk) 17:58, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Check mail please. Nataly8 (talk) 16:17, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Byzantine Empire[edit]

Geia sou Yanni,

I have a question about sourcing. In the last sentence of the "Apex" section, I added a citation from Averil Cameron's "The Byzantine". However, when I moved the citation template to the Sources, I saw that the book is already there, in a Greek translation by Giorgos Tzimas. This is a problem because not only is the same book cited twice, but the page numbers may be different. However, when I click on the link for the Greek translation, Google Books takes me to the English version, so I can't check the page numbers of the Greek version. Not sure what do about this. Athenean (talk) 23:14, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXII, March 2012[edit]

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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We could use your help[edit]

Hello, Yannismarou - I got to your page through WP:BIOG. There's an MOS-related discussion going on here, and your opinion would be valuable. Thanks! Sleddog116 (talk) 13:55, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Stamata Revithi #2[edit]

Καλησπέρα! Το άρθρο σου που μετέφρασα έχει προταθεί για αξιόλογο στην ελληνική βικιπαίδεια el:Βικιπαίδεια:Υποψήφια αξιόλογα λήμματα#Σταμάτα Ρεβίθη. --Geilamir (talk) 11:20, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

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Main page appearance: Stamata Revithi[edit]

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Stamata Revithi was a Greek woman who ran the 40-kilometre marathon during the 1896 Summer Olympics. The Games excluded women from competition, but Revithi insisted that she be allowed to run. Revithi ran one day after the men had completed the official race, and although she finished the marathon in approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes and found witnesses to sign their names and verify the running time, she was not allowed to enter the Panathinaiko Stadium at the end of the race. She intended to present her documentation to the Hellenic Olympic Committee in the hopes that they would recognize her achievement, but it is not known whether or not she did so. No known record survives of Revithi's life after her run. According to contemporary sources, a second woman, Melpomene, also ran the 1896 marathon race. There is debate among Olympic historians as to whether or not Revithi and Melpomene are the same person. (more...)

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Precious[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg great Greek people
Thank you for sharing your knowledge about a broad spectrum of topics related to Greece, such as Pericles and Stamata Revithi, but also El Greco and Law, and for teaching us how to do that, "by writing FAs you spread your knowledge, and you thus make the world a better place!" Repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (30 July 2009)! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:43, 5 August 2012 (UTC)
wishing to have met you sooner, all the best for what you do next, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:32, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 204th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:30, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

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Maybe self-proclaimed naming and advocacy?[edit]

Help please! We're in a bit of a pickle here and here. Thank uou for your brief attention. --Septimus Wilkinson (talk) 00:09, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

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TFAR notice[edit]

I've nominated Battle of Greece for Today's Featured Article consideration, please see Wikipedia:Today's_featured_article/requests#Battle_of_Greece.

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Main Page appearance: Battle of Greece[edit]

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German artillery during the Battle of Greece

The Battle of Greece began on 6 April 1941 when Nazi Germany invaded Greece during World War II. It followed an unsuccessful Italian invasion in October 1940 and an Italian counterattack in March 1941. When the German invasion began (German artillery pictured), the bulk of the Greek army was on the Albanian border, defending against the Italians. German troops created a second front by coming through Bulgaria, where the Greek defensive line did not receive adequate reinforcements. The Greek army was vastly outnumbered by the two invading forces and was soon forced to surrender. The German army reached Athens on 27 April and Greece's southern shore on 30 April, capturing 7,000 soldiers from British Empire forces who had been sent in anticipation of Germany's invasion. The conquest of Greece was completed with the capture of Crete a month later. Looking back near the end of the war, as Germany's defeat loomed ever closer, Hitler blamed Mussolini's Greek fiasco for his own subsequent catastrophe. As an explanation of Germany's calamitous defeat in the Soviet Union, this had little to commend it. It nevertheless had serious consequences for the Axis war effort in north Africa. (Full article...)

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precious again --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:13, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

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Precious again[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

great Greek people
Thank you for sharing your knowledge about a broad spectrum of topics related to Greece, such as Pericles and Stamata Revithi, but also El Greco and Law, and for teaching us how to do that, "by writing FAs you spread your knowledge, and you thus make the world a better place!" Repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (30 July 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:43, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 204th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:17, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

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