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Pavel Petrovich Korowkin[edit]

Will you take a look on the biography of these Russian mathematician. I made it last year by translation from the german wikipedia article de:Pawel Petrowitsch Korowkin. It has not get any large contribution ever that. The german wikipedia also has a article de:Korowkin-Approximation. Please take a look in these articles. I am not sure whether they are notable or not. Solomon7968 (talk) 22:52, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

I will have a look, thanks for pointing out.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:59, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Donguz Formation[edit]

Hi Ymblanter! Donguz Formation was recently created and could use a couple of edits so it doesn't get speedy deleted. Do you have time to look at some Russian sources? --Tobias1984 (talk) 07:13, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

I will have a look, but this is clearly not speedy deletion material. Added to the watchlist just in case.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:17, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

User talk:Ezhiki#List of Russian landscape painters[edit]

Ярослав, вы не заглянете туда, если найдется время? Там Ленинградартист просто развернул деятельность, а мне не верят. Очень по вам скучаю :(( --Shakko (talk) 19:54, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Обязательно, но, наверное, уже завтра: только что вернулся из Польши, три дня был без интернета вообще.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:00, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

The Little Humpbacked Horse (ballet)[edit]

Mr. administrator, I need your help! Проверьте, пожалуйста, my English. Lawrentia (talk) 01:11, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Вечером прилечу домой, посмотрю.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:07, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Конечно. И сначала вы отдохнете после дороги. Я там явно не справилась с английским. Воспользовалась транслейтером в Гугле и Яндексе, но после них надо вызывать живого переводчика. Спасибо. Ёжики сейчас на выходных. Извините, что я опять к вам. И опять со своим балетом. --Lawrentia (talk) 12:36, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
    • Thank you, Ярослав. Вы очень хорошо перевели с моего английского на нормальный английский язык. Славочка, а там дальше - совсем непонятно? Дело в том, что этот балет стал краегольным камнем, окончательно определившим развитие русского балета. Может, это хоть кому-нибудь будет интересно? А потом, в 1930-х годах Сталин полностью довершил уничтожение Московского балета: он перевел в Москву ленинградцев, которые заняли все места. В результате балетное направление Московской труппы было уничтожено, его немного сохранил Игорь Моисеев в своем ансамбле. Ну ладно, спасибо. --Lawrentia (talk) 00:48, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
      Дальше ещё не смотрел, сегодня постараюсь продолжить.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:22, 5 August 2013 (UTC)/

Canada lists[edit]

// There are a number of problems with the Canadian historic places lists. They include:

  • provincial lists are too long (some are over 1,000 entries) and need to be split
  • lists are not sorted, and are not sortable even by municipality, due to the way the address was dumped
  • don't use {{coord}}, so can't use {{GeoGroup}} for mapping
  • references numbers (into the CRHP) are sometimes inaccurate, and need to be verified
  • the same place may be multiply designated (federal/provincial/municipal, sometimes multiple federal)
  • there are missing entries due to the way the data was retrieved

I have no easy ideas on how to address the last point, so am focusing on the other items. What I'm doing is a multi-step process:

  1. Fill out the municipality field in the {{HPC row}} templates and deleted the municipality (and redundant "Canada") from the address field (if no municipality is given, try going to the referenced CRHP entry to figure it out)
  2. Sort entries by municipality and count entries to figure out how to split the list. This is generally along the lines of counties or their equivalent (some Canadian counties have been supplanted by regional municipalities, see the Nova Scotia list for examples); you'll have to figure out which counties places are in
  3. Split the big list; I've not been explicitly seeking consensus, but if the history indicates it might be needed, best check for it. The remaining steps are then done to each sublist.
  4. Validate that the id numbers actually link to the proper CRHP listing. If they don't, find the right one by searching the CRHP (every listing I've seen with a wrong id was listed under a different one)
  5. Merge duplicated listings where possible (it isn't if there is more than one federal designation, for example, but provincial and municipal listings can be merged into those)
  6. Sort the list by primary alpha words (see the Nova Scotia or PEI lists for examples)
  7. Change references to {{HPC row}} to {{HPC rowt}}, which uses {{coord}}. This requires changing "lat" and "lon" to "latd" and "longd", and changing the sign on the longitude. (IMHO the last is lame, but the template was already in use on several lists before I took this on)
  8. Make sure municipality names are linked (I usually do this in conjunction with one of the other passes, and don't worry about redlinks)
  9. If the name field contains pipe links, add "namea" field containing just the name, otherwise the coordinate field gets screwed up
  10. Add {{GeoGroup}} and a locator map to the top of the list

I have done this for Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, PEI (almost done), and am starting in on New Brunswick. Others have previously done work on the Canadian territory lists (Yukon, Northwest, Nunavut, all fairly modest in length), and those for British Columbia and Saskatchewan. This leaves Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec to do, where some splitting has been done, but little else.

Things this work does not do fix:

  • making the list sortable by address, which would require adding sort keys to the municipality field so that the listings get sorted properly within municipality (see {{sort}})
  • making the list properly sortable by name (I tried putting sort keys in the name field, and it caused problems with the coordinates)

Did I mention this is tedious work? Thanks for helping! Magic♪piano 20:53, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanations. I will have a look at Alberta tomorrow.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:56, 22 August 20/13 (UTC)


Hi Ymblanter, in case you want to help: The Historic Sites of Japan need to be converted to use {{NHS Japan header}} and {{NHS Japan row}}. For now only the national part. I did a couple as examples. Multichill (talk) 15:41, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:08, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
Hello; Is it possible to do any conversion by ?bot? as seems to have been done for these Chinese ones? The format of the Japanese lists is intended to be internally similar, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 11:39, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
I guess this is more a question to @Multichill: than to me, but I guess if it were he would do the conversion himself without asking me. Let us wait what he answers. If the conversion is not possible, I volunteer to do at least some of the manual conversion (one-two lists per day).--Ymblanter (talk) 11:50, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
I tried converting with a bot, but didn't manage to do it without too much mess so I abandoned that. Multichill (talk) 16:51, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

New bot (was: Change to lang-ru)[edit]

Privet Yaroslav!

I want to propose a change to the lang-ru template, and I would be very interested in knowing your opinion, before proposing it formally. I've explained it on Ezhiki's talk page, although he probably hasn't seen it yet, as he doesn't normally read his talkpage during the weekend :)

It's here: User_talk:Ezhiki#Change_to_lang-ru

Cheers! Azylber (talk) 18:18, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:27, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
User:RaBOTnik :) Azylber (talk) 05:41, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
Great, I hope we will get some development. Unfortunately my understanding of bots is close to nothing, probably much less than that of Ezhiki.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:45, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
That's not a problem, I will code it! I've also chosen the name, I thought you'd like it haha Azylber (talk) 05:51, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
I've placed the request :) [[1]] Azylber (talk) 22:55, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
I've been working on task zero. I've written an update on what I've done and what I've found in the data that I've analysed, and also there is a little something I need help with, if you're interested :) Please take a look: User:Azylber/RaBOTnik/Task0/Question1 Azylber (talk) 08:53, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
User:Azylber/RaBOTnik/Task0/Question1 :) Azylber (talk) 18:37, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Actually, I did it quite a while ago, but I will have one more look.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:38, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
No, no, sorry, I put the wrong link!! I meant to put User:Azylber/RaBOTnik/Task0/Question2 Azylber (talk) 18:41, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
No problem, started. Note than some of the entries are ambiguous, and some are acronyms and do not have an established stress.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:54, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, we should ignore the ambiguous ones. That's what the bot's going to do I suppose! Azylber (talk) 18:59, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi there :) We need to finish question 2. If you guys are busy, perhaps you could suggest one more person we could ask for help? Thanks!! Azylber (talk) 12:56, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
In November, I brought it to 9 occurrences (done some with 8, but by far not all). How far do you thing we should bring it down? 5?--Ymblanter (talk) 14:41, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
I've just taken care of 7s and 6s.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); December 6, 2013; 14:55 (UTC)
Yeah, when we met in October we said that 5 was a reasonable number. If you still think that's the case, then let's do the 5's and then I'll put the info in the bot and see what happens :) Azylber (talk) 15:02, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
I will try to finish it tonight.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:07, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I've finished compiling the list of words, and I've almost finished writing the bot. Now I'm ready to start the real tests on the BOT's sandbox, so it's all good news!
I need help with a little thing. I've put the bot on a hosting account which is shared (hostmonster) and apparently the IP of the server is blocked, because someone a long time ago tried to abuse wikipedia from an account from that same hosting company.
So would you please be able to place an IP block exemption flag on RaBOTnik?
Thanks! Azylber (talk) 20:21, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Sure, just done.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:39, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! Azylber (talk) 20:43, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Cool, now it works! The bot is now able to edit pages. Thanks! Azylber (talk) 20:55, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
That's really cool indeed.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:00, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it means now I can do the trial! Will keep you informed. Azylber (talk) 21:12, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi! Good news! Look here Azylber (talk) 19:30, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
Great. I guess now we are waiting for final approval.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:36, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
Not yet, unfortunately. There's been some feedback here (I'm not sure how to deal with it) Azylber (talk) 16:09, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Cleaning up the Belarus geographical mess[edit]

I'm getting unstuck in trying to compile a table of terminology for the Belarus geographical naming conventions. There appears to be a flood of new articles and stubs recently and it appears that English Wikipedia is now leading the way with transliteration/transcription norms (which, as we know, simply isn't Wikipedia's role). As the contributors don't seem to know what to do other than follow the current directives, we're ending up with orphaned pages and broken links absolutely everywhere.

My thoughts are to follow the Belarusian government standards for the English speaking world (which DON'T involve the irritating version of what is essentially Latinka), i.e. as laid out per this map and other official sites. What's good enough for the Belarus government should be good enough for us.

You can check the sad beginnings in my sandbox. Any constructive input from sensible Wikipedians would be appreciated.

I've left this message on Ezhiki and TaalVerbeteraar's pages as well. Cheers! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 04:54, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

The beginning seems reasonable, thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:53, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Holdek again[edit]

He was unblocked by ArbCom and immediately left some "warning" on my talk page. See User talk:Worm That Turned. Someone not using his real name (talk) 18:45, 3 March 2014 (UTC)


Hello! Could you delete this file, because it locally overwrites this example file from Commons? Thank you, best regards. --Angelus(talk) 04:13, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

The files are not identical, and the local file is heavily used.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:27, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


Здравствуйте! Есть ли в Англ. Википедии правило о нецелевом использовании ЛСУ? В критериях быстрого удаления я его на нашёл. Я к чему всё это: если ЛС будет удалена, то файл можно будет вынести на удалении на Коммонс как противоречащий целям и задачам проекта. С уважением, /St1995 15:41, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Нет, удалить её нельзя, но можно вынести на удаление на коммонз как out of scope--Ymblanter (talk) 16:03, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Ion thruster[edit]

Во втором абзаце статьи без указания Аи написано "Ion thrusters' exhaust velocity are often in the range of 15–50 kilometres per second (1,500–5,100 s), and will have a specific thrust usually below a newton per tonne. Thruster efficiency may reach 60–80%.". Есть Там написано "Status: Flight operational Input power: 1 to 7 kilowatts Exhaust velocity: 20 to 50 kilometers per second Thrust: 20 to 250 millinewtons Ef!ciency: 60 to 80 percent Uses: Attitude control and orbital station-keeping for existing satellites; main propulsion for current small robotic spacecraft", что я внес 3 абзацем с указанием источника. Что и как верно? Vyacheslav84 (talk) 01:35, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Совершенно не моя тема.--Ymblanter (talk) 02:09, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
А вы можете мой вопрос на английский перевести, чтобы на специализированном проекте поняли? Vyacheslav84 (talk) 07:26, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Нет, я могу перевести только то, что понимаю.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:24, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of Paul Simshauser[edit]

Hi, I was really surprised to hear about the deletion of Paul Simshauser. He is one of Australia's leading energy economists, and his influence on the energy sector here is significant. I would like to resurrect the article and do some more work on it to comply with WP guidelines. (Although I have been on WP for a few years, this was my first crack at a biographical article and I know I made some significant mistakes in my approach.) Any chance you could put it back into my user sandbox? Thanks!--Graham Proud (talk) 14:48, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Sure, here it is: User:Gproud/Paul Simshauser--Ymblanter (talk) 15:23, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Decline of community?[edit]

"decline of the community since 2007", that got my attention. So, do you believe there had been a decline of the community since 2007, and why do you think that? I think the community around here is awesome, especially the people in mathematics-related pages, but I'd love to hear your views as well. Sofia Koutsouveli (talk) 16:01, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

I am not sure what you are talking about. Could you give some context please?--Ymblanter (talk) 16:08, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
I mean what you write on your user page, User:Ymblanter. I saw a notification on my Special:Notifications screen saying "User:Sofia Koutsouveli was reviewed by Ymblanter" and while checking your userpage trying to understand what that notification means I saw you wrote "The theory that I find most credible as an explanation of the decline of the community since 2007 is the end of the "SoFixIt" culture and its replacement by the templating culture which some consider newbie biting and which has lead to hundreds of thousands of articles disfigured by garish templates calling attention to problems that somebody hopes someone else will understand and fix. By WereSpielChequers, [1]." so I figured out that would be a good way to start a discussion and finally ask you what you meant by this notification you sent to me through Special:Notifications. Sofia Koutsouveli (talk) 14:23, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I see. I got a similar question during my RFA nomination, Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Ymblanter, Q6. It would be a bit lengthy to copy it here, but if after reading it you still want to discuss, I would be happy to do it. Actually, I did not send you anything through the notification page, I just patrolled your user page and your talk page to avoid some markup which I see on my watchlist, but never mind.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:32, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Closed Clarification request: Toddst1/Holdek[edit]

Clarification request: Toddst1/Holdek has been closed and archived. An archived copy of the of the request can be seen here. For the Arbitration Committee, Rockfang (talk) 07:06, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

По последней отмене[edit]

Я тут увидел, что вы полностью удалили мой основанный на источнике текст в статье про ЕАО. С чем это связано? Vyacheslav84 (talk) 00:14, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Во-первых, он не был написан по-английски, во-вторых, часть его (по крйней мере то, что можно было интерпретировать), не соответствовала источнику, а остальное уже было в статье.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:28, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Though Yiddish is still an official language of the province, it long ago became the private reserve of a few elderly individuals and academic specialists. - начало 5 абзаца. Vyacheslav84 (talk) 11:07, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Найдите, пожалуйста, тут или тут упоминания о том, что идиш имее официальный статус в ЕАО. Тогда будет иметь смысл дополнение статьи.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:38, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Пока не нашел - видимо Иерусалим Пост нахалтурил (разгильдяи). А по "it long ago became the private reserve of a few elderly individuals and academic specialists" что скажите? Данная инфа с прежней про официальный язык не связана. Vyacheslav84 (talk) 14:03, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Так там подробно разобрано уже, что евреев мало, и в основном старшего возраста.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:06, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Ну про именно идиш там не написано и не все евреи им владеют. Vyacheslav84 (talk) 12:45, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

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Just wanted to say a quick thanks for picking up my slack in the articles about towns in Leningrad Oblast. I'm inserting all those "citation needed" requests mostly as signposts reminding myself to return to those items (which are too numerous for me to take care of in one fell swoop, since I'm concentrating mainly on honing the adm/mun status section during this pass), but that makes your prompt follow-up cleanups all the more appreciated. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); March 18, 2014; 20:03 (UTC)

It would be great if you indeed could return later, because some of the facts I can not find back - either websites are down, or my extrapolation was too bold. For the things I can source, I am trying to source them.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:07, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, I will. Might take a while (you know how it is), but I'll definitely return to those at some point. Thanks again.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); March 18, 2014; 20:09 (UTC)
As soon as the material is not deleted (which is unlikely given that we both have these pages on our watchlists), I am perfectly fine waiting.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:15, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Dennis Lewin/Beau Coup[edit]

Hi, I see that you redirected Dennis Lewin's page to Beau Coup. The editor that original nominated Lewin's page to be turned into Beau Coup has not done that yet in order for me to upload link proving his individual notability. I am in the process of gathering things at this time to do so. I would like to respectfully request that you restore Mr. Lewin's page until the talk is over and all efforts to save it in his name are exhausted. Beau Coup would have never even hit the chart without Dennis Lewin as he wrote and produced 98% of their music. Lewin's has had a lifetime of successes in the music industry and has a radio program that has been on the airwaves since 1998. I do appreciate you giving me the chance to finish my efforts. Thanks you in advance for your help Mmcard59 (talk) 20:10, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Today, I closed the request for deletion, which had consensus. You are welcome to contest it at the the deletion review.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:14, 18 March 2014 (UTC)


Ярослав, у меня такое впечатление, что User:Superzohar просто вываливает сюда содержимое гугл-переводчика. Для примера приведу статью Tver Uprising of 1327. Есть ли способы его приструнить? --Ghirla-трёп- 17:55, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Я уже однажды выносил на ANI. Обычно он реагирует на конкретные замечания (то есть, например, если убрать гуглоперевод, не возражает, но как это сделать в общем (чтобы он больше вообще не вставлял гуглоперевод), я не знаю.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:59, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Оставил ему сообщение, но по опыту предыдущего общения чувствую, что это бесполезно :( Так и будет вредить по-тихой. --Ghirla-трёп- 18:12, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Ярослав, а что сейчас делают с такими страницами, как Moscow Theological Academy? Предусмотрен какой-то шаблон с пометкой, что это непостижимая абракадабра? Перспектива удаления невнятицы? --Ghirla-трёп- 07:30, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Я добавил сюда и поставил шаблоны в статье. Удалить, боюсь, малореально. Можно вынести на AfD и посмотеть, не найдётся ли кто заинтересованный, но вероятность маленькая, а карму испортить легко. Быстрее самому переписать. --Ymblanter (talk) 11:14, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
Ну хоть что-то. Быстрее переписать всё это? Ну уж нет. Там все статьи такие. --Ghirla-трёп- 16:47, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Ukraine[edit]

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Oh, no!!!--Ymblanter (talk) 19:11, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Oh yes; you can't refuse now. You've been randomly selected! :)—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); March 21, 2014; 19:13 (UTC)
Sure, but they are better off without me. I hope a sufficient number of users have been selected randomly.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:22, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles on "topics pertaining to Russia, mostly human and physical geography and biographies", for using your skill in languages to promote understanding between speakers and Wikipedias of different languages, for helping spontaneously without hoping someone else will do it, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:34, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 433rd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:30, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, much appreciated.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:32, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Review needed[edit]

Hello. May I ask you to review my edits during the last 26h? Do you see something obviously wrong? Of course, you may answer directly to my talk page. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 09:55, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

I do not see any particular problem (except for usual harsh edit summaries). I did not quite understand the story with moving and redirected the page, and I would myself in this case probably start with contacting the closing administrator, but I do not see any red tape here.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:45, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Would you be interested in taking part in a project on bandy?[edit]

Hi. I thought you might be interested in this suggested project: Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Bandy. Bandy boy (talk) 23:32, 24 March 2014 (UTC)


Awaiting the arrival of Lukh! By the way, it appears that the image on the Russian version of this article is actually Nikanor, not Grigory. Can you mention that to them, in Russian? WQUlrich (talk) 22:40, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

I am sorry, no, I do not edit the Russian Wikipedia.--Ymblanter (talk) 23:05, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I would do it, but I don't trust Google Translate that much. WQUlrich (talk) 00:12, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
I can translate for you if you write what needs to be translated.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:38, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
I should probably leave it be. I'm already getting into trouble on German Wikipedia. Are you planning to do an article on Nikanor? If so, I'll take him off my to-do list. WQUlrich (talk) 17:47, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Eventually, yes but this is not my first priority. Certainly not tomorrow.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:28, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

About President's rule of Delhi, 2014[edit]

Hi Ymblanter and @Spartaz:
I moved Delhi Legislative Assembly election, 2014 to President's rule of Delhi, 2014 mid-way through this AfD discussion.
The outcome of the AfD was delete, and I've got no problem with that. Speculation about a "Delhi Legislative Assembly election, 2014" is speculation, pure and simple.
As mentioned in the AfD discussion, I do think that President's rule of Delhi, 2014 is worth keeping. It's very significant in the context of current Indian politics. You can see the references I added - please have a look and see what you think about the deleted article as it would be under the new title.

Moreover, reliable sources have quoted some of the politicians involved suggesting that it may result in a Constitutional crisis:

I'm not going to re-create the deleted page under my preferred article name, because that would not be the right thing to do.
So: "If you are creating a new page with different content, please continue. If you are recreating a page similar to the previously deleted page, or are unsure, please first contact the deleting administrator using the information provided below." - which is what I am doing now.
I'm happy to go through the WP:REFUND process, if that is what you think that is needed.
Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 11:13, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

My deletion was technical, I just found an article with an AfD template which was pointing out to the closed discussion. If somehow the template was there in error, or there are some other reasons why the articles should not have been deleted, I will gladly restore it. Do you mean it was a new article?--Ymblanter (talk) 12:22, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

List of tram and light rail transit systems Request[edit]

Hi, Ymblanter! I'd appreciate it if you could take a look at the Edit History of the List of tram and light rail transit systems when you get a chance - I'd appreciate a third opinion. Basically, one of the IP users that was causing disruptions at the List of metro systems has moved on to the List of tram and light rail transit systems, and has magically declared all of his own views the "consensus" views for the page, despite no evidence for this (aside from his own posts) at the Talk page. Thanks in advance. --IJBall (talk) 18:09, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

I will have a look later today.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:28, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that. It's appreciated. --IJBall (talk) 16:58, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Request: Hi, again, Ymblanter! You've originally projected this page for 3 weeks, until April 19 - would you consider shortening that to two weeks, and ending this page's projection on April 12 instead? The IP user seems to have quieted down over the last few days, so I think we're OK to open it up (or maybe to switch to semi-protection)... TIA! --IJBall (talk) 23:40, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I can do it. I can even open it now if you think it is appropriate.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:24, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Actually, I think this Saturday's fine to let the protection go - 2 weeks is a good 'cooling off' period...  :) --IJBall (talk) 13:11, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

OTOH, I suspect we're going to continue to have problems with this particular (disruptive) IP user (diff), but I guess dealing with him is above my pay-grade... --IJBall (talk) 18:00, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

I now replaced the protection with the three-day term. I am not sure I will have time to look at the List_of_countries_without_armed_forces as I am now travelling.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:06, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Could you watch political status of Crimea?[edit]

I ask you to interfere only with an attempt to delete the page Political status of Crimea (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) entirely. Given a competing political status of Crimea and Sevastopol article, it is rather probable that some rascal will eventually put some shit like {{db-move}} to “my” article, and when an incompetent sysopped boy/girl pushed their [delete], an evidence that Ahnoneemoos (talk · contribs) used my content as allegedly their own (when hijacked my proposal) will vanish. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:23, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Right now, it is a redirect, and I am afraid I just can not delete it without any discussion. (I guess it was not a redirect when you wrote the message). Political status of Crimea and Sevastopol may be not the last name of the article, since it was moved earlier today without consensus, and I already complained at the talk page. But if you know what you want to achieve may be it could be done without deletions?--Ymblanter (talk) 18:32, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
    Some fault with my English? Прошу Вас вмешаться в случае попытки удаления страницы, it is clearer? You can see yourself what happened with the page. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 09:04, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
    I can not go and arbitrarily delete a page, especially if the page is protected. But if your only worry is about your contributions, I can merge the histories of the page and of the redirect. Would it be an acceptable solution?--Ymblanter (talk) 09:08, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
    I worry about preserving the actual history of the incident. You know that, although I sometimes experience communication problems, I almost never sustain a conflict that arose from a negligible pretext, and hence I want this non-negligible pretext to be visible permanently. After a stabilisation of the nomenclature of article (i.e. when it became apparent that nobody will pull the article back to the former title) yes, it would be an acceptable solution. By the way, such merger is already requested, although I deem it’s premature. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 09:29, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
    Let us see than what happens, and if it gets overwritten, I can always easily merge the histories.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:00, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
  • You really need to be more careful when accusing someone of being a hijacker. There is something called {{copied}} which will and can be used at the talk page. But you somehow preferred to come here to accuse me of being a hijacker. —Ahnoneemoos (talk) 19:25, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
  • There is also something called WP:HISTMERGE which will retain your contributions. Once again, be really really careful when you accuse people of stuff. We are all here to build a Wikipedia and you must always WP:ASSUMEGOODFAITH. —Ahnoneemoos (talk) 19:27, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Kopa lake[edit]

Please tell me what [[2]] is about, and perhaps where it would be a good reference for Kopa lake.--DThomsen8 (talk) 00:50, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

It is unfortunately linked to an unreliable source. Once I have time, I will look for sources for the lake.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:18, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
If this is an unreliable source, maybe I should delete it entirely. --DThomsen8 (talk) 21:21, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Institute of Islamic and Secular Studies[edit]

User:Hahc21 relisted this AfD roughly two hours ago, and you just closed it. Was this intentional? ansh666 07:38, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

No, certainly not. I was working on the AfD list for 24 March, and relisted items should not be there. Let us see what @Hahc21: says. I am certainly fine reverting my closure and let it stay at the AfD one more week, if someone disagrees with no consensus closure.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:43, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Nah it's okay. I think it was a script failure that it was not removed from the 24 March log. → Call me Hahc21 14:50, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, let us keep it like that then.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:57, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Talk:List of tram and light rail transit systems[edit]

Hello Ymblanter. Would you be interested to adjudicate or arbitrate on whether dependencies should be listed as countries along with sovereign states, based on the materials, sources and arguments presented? Thanks. (talk) 19:49, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

No, I already protected the article. If no solution could be found at the talk page, consider filing a WP:DRN request.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:52, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. But from what I read, it's more a policy or convention matter than a dispute. (talk) 19:56, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Oldest churches[edit]

See my comments at Talk:Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Alexandria). We need to fix this article first. The only source I can find so far is [3]. Dougweller (talk) 21:07, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

In any case, 60AD seems to be out of the question.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:31, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

User talk:[edit]

The user is doing the exact same thing you have them a 1 month block for. Werieth (talk) 12:41, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, blocked for three months--Ymblanter (talk) 13:17, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

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Total expansion[edit]

Yaroslav, do you think such edits are helpful? Is there a way to stop the guy (or is it a bot?) from tagging hundreds of articles? --Ghirla-трёп- 12:14, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

No, I personally think they are not helpful. Everybody can check interwiki links and see what can be reasonably added. I guess wherever this template comes on top of an article which is reasonably long (say start or C-class) it can be just reverted with a helpful comment. For short articles removal is more problematic, since many people believe the templates to be helpful.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:22, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Как заметили на ANI, я не досмотрел, что этот парень не ставит новых плашек. Ярослав, у меня есть не связанный вопрос. Нет ли в англ. разделе способа подцветить ссылки на дизамбиги так, как это реализовано в рувики? Облазил preferences и ничего не нашёл. --Ghirla-трёп- 14:37, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
There is nothing in the preferences, but you can add the following code to your common.js:
It will highlight not only disambigs, but also set indices, redirects, self-redirects, broken redirects, stubs, and links to articles which have been AfD'd or proded. And if you don't like the colors, you can override them in your common.css file (here's mine if you want to use it as an example). Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); April 7, 2014; 15:16 (UTC)
Да, я использую этот скрипт или похожий, сейчас уже не помню. Yes, I am using this or a similar script, I do not remember now.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:29, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
It does not work for me. (I've got the monobook skin switched on). --Ghirla-трёп- 20:03, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm using Monobook as well. Try logging out and then back in; I think something needs to be purged for this to work, and logging out is the easiest way to do it.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); April 7, 2014; 20:16 (UTC)

Andrea Beaman[edit]

I understand what you meant to do by reverting that to a redirect, but currently it's a userspace draft; I've given the user specific instructions on how to improve it, and a warning that if it's not fixed substantially it will be deleted again. Give her a chance to improve, okay? DS (talk) 18:25, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

This is fine, and I was about to revert my own edits, while you have already done it. Just three remarks 1) The redirect should be there according to the AfD outcome (now I created it); 2) You should have asked me before reverting, which you failed to do - I would most certainly agree and possibly userfy the article myself; 3) Your usage of rollback was inappropriate. My edits most certainly are not vandalism, and in any case you should have left me a notice after the first revert.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:29, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
The rollback was a misclick; if I hadn't intended to restore the page in the first place, I would have undone it, but I figured there would be no point in re-blanking the page just so that I could re-un-blank it with a correct rationale. There's respect for process, and then there's processolatry; I figured that I at least owed you an explanation. If I caused any hurt feelings, I apologize; I've been on IRC helping too many people simultaneously. DS (talk) 18:56, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
Good, I think we figured out what actually happened. No problem.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:26, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Subsection blanking at Russia page from annexation.[edit]

Hi Ymblanter: During the last two or three days I had noticed a subsection blanking at the Russia page for the annexation. After the section blanking, there was a full rewrite added by another user and a substantial change of NPOV compared to the text before the section blanking. No new information was added, yet the NPOV was substantially altered. The diff for the before and after of the section blanking is below. I tried to return the wording into neutral form. User:Irin seems to disagree about preserving neutrality. Could you look at this?

(cur | prev) 20:09, 10 April 2014‎ Philp... (talk | contribs)‎ . . (199,367 bytes) (-4,356)‎ . . (Boldly editing to give more appropriate weight to recent events)

FelixRosch (talk) 14:49, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

I am afraid that as a Russian I better do not mix into this dispute. I am not sure whatever I do my decisions would be accepted.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:57, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
My question was only if Neutrality was an issue. If you see no neutrality issue here, then i understand. FelixRosch (talk) 15:09, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Leninsky Avenue, Moscow[edit]

Can you or User:Ezhiki find anything on this?♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:07, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Sure, this one I know very well, still own an apartment there.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:10, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Cool! Can you think what the Palace of Pioneers might be? I'd imagine there's plenty of other notable places on the avenue worth mentioning.♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:13, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
I obviously know the Palace of Pioneers, it is in the area but not exactly at the avenue. There are other interesting things around however.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:14, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Deleted article[edit]

Hello, I haven't been able to log into wikipedia for a while and I see that my article has been marked with the result to delete by you. I also haven't been able to participate in the discussions taking place under "Articles for deletion/Open-E DSS V7". But I was able to find more notable sources and references for the deleted article. Since I've never had this problem, how can I add more sources to the deleted article and have it undeleted? Or will I have to create the article over again. Thank you for your time and help! --Write2day (talk) 15:09, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

I can restore the article in your user namespace.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:39, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
That sounds great. But what should I do now? I haven't used my user namespace and not sure where exactly is this located and how to make the article visible again on Wikipedia, so I can add more sources. I appreciate your help and thank you for taking the time to help me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Write2day (talkcontribs) 14:44, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
The article is now available here: User:Write2day/Open-E DSS V7. You may add sources and improve it in any other way. After you have considerably improved it, you can move it to the main namespace, but be prepared that it will be nominated for deletetion, and may be again deleted after the deletion discussion.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:33, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
I improved the article and added new sources. Yet I can't find how to move the article from my user namespace to the main namespace. Sorry to bother you but I would really appreciate your help with moving the article to the main namespace. Thank You! --Write2day (talk) 13:22, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
I have moved it at your request but I did not evaluate the notability, so do not be surprised if it gets deleted or renominated for deletion.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:31, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
Ok. I appreciate it and thank you for your help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Write2day (talkcontribs) 14:04, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi I've opened a section=[edit]

Greetings — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wrant (talkcontribs) 18:03, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Good.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:04, 16 April 2014 (UTC)


Здавствуйте. Тут какой-то умник скопипастил Gavriil Ter-Mikelov на Gabriel Ter-Mikelov. Прошу перенести историю. --A.Savin (talk) 20:26, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Пока всё откатил. Если все согласны, перенесу.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:55, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Stoning[edit]

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Would you be willing to WP:SALT Odessa People's Republic? Per [4] it seems one user was looking for a way around the AfD results. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 14:33, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Strange, I was sure I already did. Anyway, salted it now.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:36, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 22:10, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

People's Republic of Odessa[edit]

This page was created at a different title, it seems. Should qualify for speedy deletion. Thanks, RGloucester 14:54, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Ymblanter (talk) 15:06, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


You deleted this in 6 hours when discussion are supposed to be for 7 days. The source cited for speedy was clearly a HYPER-particsan source.

Im not blaming you, but id request you to reopen it (with tag on the page) to get mose opinions.

Although based on the above you deleted it on personal request of a partisan editor? (in terms of the personal request that made you, thus, incvolved,) Im imploring you to reconsider that and let the AFD run its natural course of 7 days.Lihaas (talk) 17:56, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
It is a clear CSD material, but you are welcome to take it for the deletion review.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:06, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Btw I never got any personal request before today, and I do not believe I am involved in any way.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:08, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
How is it clear CSD when the above tasked you to it and was closed based on the source that is clearly partiasan ? see the source.Lihaas (talk) 18:13, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
I am not sure what you are talking about.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:20, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Ccan you let the discussion run for the 7 days as required.? A few hours is certainly unafair to get others to discussitLihaas (talk) 14:58, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
I have WP:SNOW closed it because the article was obviously about a non-notable subject (thus amenable to speedy deletion), and in addition this was also an opinion of everybody who participated in the discussion. If you disagree I believe WP:DRV is the best option to proceed.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:29, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Image descriptions (and sourcing)[edit]

Any chance given you seem to know your stuff, of helping clear this particular backlog?


To clear this backlog: Add an {{information}} block to each image and attempt to add meaningful and appropriate data for each of it's fields. This will help identify images where the sourcing could be expanded upon, or where better descriptions could be added to aid their use once transferred to Commons. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 18:27, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

I will not be too quick, but I will help as much as I can.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:07, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-Protecting List of metro system[edit]

Hello! It may be necessary to semi-protect the List of metro systems (again). One IP user has been effectively engaging in an edit war on the Istanbul Metro entry, despite me leaving detailed messages in the revision history as to why this edit is incorrect, and despite me leaving multiple warnings on this IP user's Talk page. Indeed, once, this user just deleted the entire Istanbul Metro entry from the list in retaliation (e.g. diff), as you yourself may remember! In addition, this IP user has never bothered to make a case on the List of metro system's Talk page. So semi-protection may be in order. Thanks! --IJBall (talk) 13:20, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

I will have a look but possibly later today, too much work for now.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:36, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Update: IP has reverted for a third time in 24 hours, so I've passed this along to the Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring, so depending on how they rule, you may not have to to anything... But if they decline to take action, I think semi-protection for the List of metro systems is in order, as this IP user has ignored multiple messages on the IP's Talk page to take this to the List of metro systems' Talk page to discuss... --IJBall (talk) 20:03, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
I think it has been resolved for the time being.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:22, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Deleted Page "Chanelle Peloso"[edit]

Hi Ymblanter,

I would like to create a Wikipedia page for the actress "Chanelle Peloso" but it says the following:

  • 18:03, 15 July 2013 Ymblanter (talk | contribs) deleted page Chanelle Peloso (G4: Recreation of a page that was deleted per a deletion discussion)
  • 06:56, 7 June 2013 Ymblanter (talk | contribs) deleted page Chanelle Peloso (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Chanelle Peloso)

I was not the person who created the original Wikipedia page for Chanelle Peloso but I would like to go about creating a new one. How can I go about creating a new page for Chanelle Peloso without it going against anything or getting it deleted again?

Thank you, RecklessRooster 01:54, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

The article was deleted because it failed our notability criteria. If the new article you want to create satisfies the criteria, and if notability has been demonstrated by reliable sources please go ahead and create the article.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:10, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Adrianne Wadewitz AFD close[edit]

Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful AFD rationale close of the deletion discussion for the article Adrianne Wadewitz at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Adrianne Wadewitz.

It's well-written and comprehensive.

Cirt (talk) 09:19, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. It was challenging, but I feel I did my best.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:30, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
I feel you did. - I didn't want to blow up the discussion further, or might have said that if Wikipedia has room for toilet paper orientation and Ethics of Dissensus (also a rather young academic career) it should have room for this. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:38, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Well done on a good close. —Tom Morris (talk) 11:40, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Ditto! I applaud admins willing to take on closing these difficult cases. Liz Read! Talk! 15:39, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm here to echo the sentiments above. Not because the discussion was closed as a keep (although I'm grateful for that), but because of your balanced process and thoughtful comments. Thank you. JSFarman (talk) 18:55, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Your rationale makes perfect sense up until the end. Quoting your close: "From what I see, there is no consensus on this issue, and this is why a no consensus closure would be appropriate. However, given a clear numerical proportion for votes, I close the nomination as keep." While I definitely don't see a delete consensus, the AFD instructions pretty clearly say consensus should not be based on the tally of votes. Your "keep" conclusion is mystifying. Townlake (talk) 17:07, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

No consensus means one can re-nominate with the same rationale. Keep means one needs to come up with a different rationale. This is the difference. I made an exception that despite the keep close one can specifically renominate indication there is consensus the a NYT obituary means nothing.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:22, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Your last sentence is grammatically nonsensical, and you still haven't explained why you didn't close as no consensus -- which I believe would have been in keeping with established community consensus about how the AFD process should work. Of course, I can't make you explain, and it's not life or death. Townlake (talk) 17:45, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, because outcomes as keep or no consensus would be too simple in this case. My decision is conditional keep. This is also my reading of consensus of that discussion. You are welcome to take it to WP:DRV if you do not like it.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:52, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

I, too, thought this was a well-written and thoughtful close. Thanks. --jbmurray (talkcontribs) 21:29, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks all of you for kind words.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:42, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

I !voted in the opposite camp and I thought your rationale was the most thoughtful AfD close I've seen. Chris Troutman (talk) 10:41, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Gerald Shields leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one cosmetically fashionable photograph at a time. North Korean Fashion Watch Barnstar
Gerald Shields, founder of the North Korean Fashion Watch, awards you the North Korean Fashion Watch Barnstar for your continuing efforts to add reliable and poignant discussions about North Korean topics, such as Ri Sol-ju. Geraldshields11 (talk) 15:15, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, though I do not seem to have made any edits in this article.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:20, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for removing the AFD template off of the radio article - You've just reminded me to move the other 2 tags lol :)

Regards, →Davey2010→→Talk to me!→ 21:10, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:31, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

ANI Involving your actions has been filed[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.

I have reported you to ANI do to abuse of Admin powers in the RT (TV network) article. (talk) 09:09, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

I missed the discussion before it ended. Except for being hasty, your actions weren't wrong. Just hang on. - Sidelight12 Talk 04:40, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Uncivil remarks[edit]

Please, explain this your remark Cathry (talk) 14:39, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

You know perfectly what I am talking about. If you also want my advice: I am around for about seven years, and I have seen many users with the same edit pattern as you (very little contribution to the articles, all of them strong POV, a lot of contributions not to the point etc). All of them very quickly have been banned. You already have warnings on your talk page. Unless you really think about it and change your edit pattern, the ban would be immanent.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:49, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
" You know perfectly " no, it seems to me you can not read mind. And i ask your to give links with "strong POV" and "destructive" Cathry (talk) 15:10, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
I would rather wait until someone takes you to ANI.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:18, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
You have btw enough links at your talk page.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:20, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
I have no one link to my edit there, only accusation and other remarks. Cathry (talk) 15:23, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
It is up to you to listen to me or not to listen to me. I just predict that if you do not change your ways you will be blocked, and pretty soon, likely not by me.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:25, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
I took you to ANI Cathry (talk) 15:41, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Edit Warring on Kingdom of Armenia (antiquity)[edit]

Hello. I can see the page was protected to be edited by administrators only, but the intention was to only allow registered users to edit (since an unregistered user was edit warring with incorrect information). The user also refused to talk on the Talk page.

Also, the state before the edit war was this revision: [5].

Thanks for everything. Kentronhayastan (talk) 15:10, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

I do not see how the information is incorrect. Hopefully, after the page is protected, and IP's edits reverted, they will go to the talk page and at least explain what they are doing.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:26, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
The IPs belong to the same person. The information is incorrect in this way: The Roman Empire began in 27BC. This user did the equivalent of extending it to 509BC (which is the beginning of the predecessor Roman Republic). The Armenian Kingdom began in 321BC. The dates mentioned here were those of the predecessor (Satrapy of Armenia). The IP's edits were not reversed (only the IP's last edit, which was not the revert that caused the edit war). Also, the current state of the article is not the original state, and the one who imposed the incorrect changes refused to discuss it on the Talk page. Aslo, the request to protect the page was "semi-protected" to prevent IPs from making edits. I don't know what a full-protection was applied. Thank you. Kentronhayastan (talk) 20:22, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
The full protection was applied because in a content dispute, you and IP are on equal footing. If I applied semi-protection, you could edit, and they could not.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:24, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
I agree, however, the commit that was kept was the one with the incorrect information (even within the article, it's constantly mentioned that the kingdom began in 321BC and never mentions Van as a capital, yet in the info box, we have 553BC and Van -- it makes the article inaccurate and inconsistent). I don't mind the full-protection, even though my request was to put the same protection as on the Template:History of Armenia, but the content should at least be returned to the original content that has been discussed, accepted and remained unchanged since 2011, which this IP changed, edit warred for, and refused to discuss on the Talk page (the IP's edits were not reverted (as you mentioned in your first reply), except for the IP's last which was a minor edit). Kentronhayastan (talk) 00:27, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
I reverted to the version of 6 April. I can also revert to the version of 6 February, but the difference between them looks legitimate to me. I do not feel comfortable returning to 2013 versions or earlier since there have been good-faith edits in between. For amending the article beyond simple reverting I think the best way is to file the edit protected request.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:31, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
There have been a few good faith edits in between, I agree, about 8 edits in 4 months by 3 registered users and a few IPs who may not have noticed it, but it doesn't change the fact that the information is false and inconsistent with the rest of the article. Your desire to be neutral is completely understandable and respectable, but I believe I have made sufficient effort to prove my point; see the bottom two sections of the Talk page of the article (I have stated sources, including Encyclopaedia Britannica). I have also begun a discussion with User:Ninetoyadome (see his talk page, and then look at mine where he replied). The IP has ignored all talks, yet his/her edit remains in place. Thank you for your time. Kentronhayastan (talk) 23:42, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
I agree with User:Kentronhayastan regarding the edits. The user has been involved in numerous edit warring, IP address hopping, these past couple of days causing Armenian related articles to be protected. You can look at the articles Armenians and Armenian Language to see the IP user's edit warring. As for the good faith edits, they can be made again after the article has been reverted to an earlier version if need be. Ninetoyadome (talk) 00:10, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
I was hoping for the same kind of protection on this article as well. Kentronhayastan (talk) 00:13, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
I am sorry, I do not feel comfortable reverting good-faith edits. This is not what Wikipedia is for. Please file the formal protected edit request or wait four days until the protection expires.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:31, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
What happens when we wait the four days, and the IP restarts the edit war? Can we have a semi-protection, at least? (I did submit a formal request, and sources were requested, which I provided - see the talk page - and it was ignored). Kentronhayastan (talk) 23:14, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
In my opinion, if the IP restarts the edit war without discussing anything, temporary semi-protection can be applied.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:23, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
The IP is back, and is now referring to my edit as "vandalism" and reverted it back to the "stable version left by admin." No discussion whatsoever. My references were completely ignored. Kentronhayastan (talk) 23:41, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Now I semi-protected for three weeks.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:27, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your patience, it's appreciated. Kentronhayastan (talk) 16:09, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

"a potential to make it to the media"[edit]

Yes, yes, but which media? That was my point. Though I bet Jimbo will be moved to comment; it has already reached his talkpage. Bishonen | talk 12:51, 11 May 2014 (UTC).

Smth like The Sun? But if it was fed back to WMF via Jimbo, we should be fine.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:52, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
More like the, uh, parapsychology blogosphere. Mind you, I regret he was blocked. If I had been a faster typist, and got in first on his page with my warning, he might not have been blocked at that point. (Though indeed would likely enough have been blocked by now in any case.) Bishonen | talk 13:28, 11 May 2014 (UTC).
It looks like he needs to cool down. Parapsychology blogosphere is not really, hm, high-impact medium.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:31, 11 May 2014 (UTC)


Добрый день. Может быть, Вам будет интересно. OneLittleMouse (talk) 05:49, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Да, спасибо. К сожалению, сетевых сумасшедших много, а я один.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:54, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
Извините, может быть, есть смысл соответствующую статью на полузащиту? OneLittleMouse (talk) 18:24, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Ymblanter (talk) 03:41, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

List of individuals sanctioned during the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine[edit]

Hi. Could you please take another look at this edit, since it seems to have removed the table's "UK" column? (I'm afraid I'm not very good at these syntax-checking things.) Thanks. It Is Me Here t / c 11:58, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

All repaired, sorry for that. The sanctions were extended yestarday by EU and Canada, and these extensions still need to be added to the article.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:03, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Regarding the list of individuals sanctioned during the unrest and related themes[edit]

Hi Ymblanter; Recently I looked at the respective subsections on Ukraine and the Russia Pages on Wikipedia dealing with Crimea, etc and found that they were beautifully written and edited as if they had a bow tied around them for their parliamentary presentation of the material which was included. Then I found this collection of NY TIMES headlines from the last two months collected by the NY Times as their quick summary of events in the region over the last two months, and the two look like they have almost nothing in common ( Is it possible that the NPOV of Wikipedia and the NYTimes can be so different from one another. Wikipedia editors have made a pretty version of the events with a bow tied on it, while the NYTimes and London Times for 3 months is describing armed violence and civil unrest. Is this an NPOV conflict between the NYTIMES and Wikipedia, or is Wikipedia creating a simplified, "parliamentary" version of tensions in the eastern Ukraine to avoid edit warring? I am only writing if this is a Wikipedia NPOV issue, if not just let me know. FelixRosch (talk) 16:59, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

I try to be involved in these issues as little as possible, since some users consider me biased because of my Russian origin. The lists of sanctioned individuals is a given fact though and should be the same in all sources.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:56, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, though it occurs to me that it must be difficult sometimes for you to keep from wanting to edit such related pages. Separately, I find in a recent unrelated book on Architecture (2014) dealing with the well-known architect Vincenzo Scamozzi written by an architectural historian Giovanni Gleria; "WIKIPEDIA also provides much information and pictures on Scamozzi and his works, some also under specific titles. But the information and notes shown, although summary, are often imprecise and at time even incorrect so should always be checked. The general evaluations of Scammozzi and his work are rather of no importance whatsoever." [Published in Italy by Dove Osano Le Parole, Vicenza, Italy, ISBN 978-88-95685-07-6]. Upon seeing this, it was surprising to see it in a new 2014 book which is being purchased by college libraries around the country at this time. Is there anyway to get one of the Wikiprojects, maybe in Art and Architecture, to look at this page with a serious eye. I did some repair edits to at least deal with some major issues, but more seems needed. Can you think of anyway to get help to this question. FelixRosch (talk) 16:45, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
I think indeed the Wikiproject is one way, and approaching users personally could be another way, though I do not know anybody writing about Italian architecture.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:49, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

pending changes on Somalia[edit]

Just for your info: I agree pending changes might be a good solution for Somalia, but the timing was a bit suboptimal: the IP that added a NPOV heading made a defendable case (I think he exaggerated, but he had a point at his points of criticism), apparently in good faith and the action might be seen as being caused by his actions... L.tak (talk) 21:16, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

But this is fine, the case still can be discussed at the talk page, and the IP can edit the page (even though the changes only become visible after acceptation).--Ymblanter (talk) 21:17, 15 May 2014 (UTC)


Thanks. I was just adding an apology to the bot, I couldn't get the template to work..! Bishonen | talk 07:29, 16 May 2014 (UTC).

You are welcome, thanks for looking at the request.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:32, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Request to unblock Dinosaur Train[edit]

Hello, my name is CharlieBrown25 (talk) 01:34, 18 May 2014 (UTC). I would like to request that you unblock the article, Dinosaur train. I am the one who started the edit warring, and I have recently defered to the other disputors opinions. Seeing as we all agree, there will be no more edit warring. We need you to drop this block, because none of us are administrators, and we've all agreed to change the article to a real-world perspecitve, but we cannot do this with the block in place. Sincerely - CharlieBrown25 (talk) 01:34, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

As a party to the underlying dispute, I endorse CharlieBrown's request to unprotect the article Dinosaur Train. (If you don't remember, you originally protected the article due to a content dispute/edit war.) The dispute has since been resolved. Thanks, Mz7 (talk) 02:04, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, good to know that you agreed on how to proceed.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:33, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you! Mz7 (talk) 18:05, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Request to re-activate Vistra Group[edit]

Will you take a look on the below 3rd party sources. Please check and advise if they are notable or not.

BennyOIL (talk) 12:40, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

I am not in a position to re-evaluate the notbility of the article.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:15, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Would you please comment if the above references are good enough for the page? Or should I republish the page first before you can provide comment? BennyOIL (talk) 2:28, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

The first three are dead, the fourth one is not reliable, the fifth one does not seem to mention the company. I do not see a single chance for the article to survive.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:49, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've updated the first three links and please help to comment if they are relevant. BennyOIL (talk) 6:48, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:2013–14 protests in Turkey[edit]

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AfD dispute[edit]

I'm surprised to have returned here less than 20 days after my last visit. I don't understand your "no consensus" close at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Socialist Party (Italy, 2007–08). I nominated that article with a clear rationale and none of the keep !votes refuted that argument. WP:POLOUTCOMES and WP:CNN seem to indicate that the nominated article should have been deleted. Chris Troutman (talk) 08:04, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

You are welcome to take it to WP:DRV. As it looks now, you are the only user who argued for deletion in the end.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:37, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
There was another editor but they didn't mark their !vote clearly. Chris Troutman (talk) 16:54, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Deletion review for Socialist Party (Italy, 2007–08)[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Socialist Party (Italy, 2007–08). Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Chris Troutman (talk) 16:59, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:04, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Brian Zbydniewski[edit]

Hi Ymblanter! Thank you for making Brian Zbydniewski page semi protected per previous requests. The protection however was added to the page after DMC511 added unsourced information and speculation. If you would please undo user DMC511 unsourced information then add the protection it would be greatly appreciated. Many media officials are getting confused with the pronunciation of his name as it Zeb-ah-new-ski. I have sourced the correct information but DM511 keeps undoing or changing the cited correct information. Thank you for your continued attention to this matter.

You need to resolve this at the talk page of the article.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:49, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Prime Minister of India - Narendra Modi.[edit]

Hi Ymblanter, Please remove the Edit Protection of Wikipedia Article Prime Minister of India. Now Indian Prime Minister is Honorable Narendra Modi who took oath of Prime minister at 26 May 2014 6PM. Please update the same .. Sources: [1] [2][3][4]

I am traveling now and try to use admin tools as little as possible (iPad and slow internet). I am sure someone else responds, there are many administrators working on a regular basis on WP:RFPP.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:27, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Prime Minister of India[edit]

Kindly remove the lock on Prime Minister of India page as the data needs to be updated.--Mohit Singh (talk) 13:22, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of page Mark Fisher (Businessman)[edit]

I disagree that the page of Mark Fisher a man running for Governor of Massachusetts in 2014 deserves to have his page deleted. Those people were wrong to have the page deleted at all. I think it should be brought back since mostly all Massachusetts Governor Candidates have articles on Wikipedia. This man is receiving attention from the media too. I want to bring the page back so let me know first. Kegejoeco (aka Plyjacks) (talk) 19:04, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

You are welcome to take the issue to WP:DRV--Ymblanter (talk) 01:52, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)


Ярослав, не знаете, как можно остановить вакханалию недостабов? Неужели такие "статьи" имеют право на существование? --Ghirla-трёп- 11:03, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

They all qualify under WP:BLPPROD. IMDB is not an acceptable source.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); May 30, 2014; 12:03 (UTC)
Left them a message, it looks like I am the first living (not a bot) user editing his page in four years.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:31, 30 May 2014 (UTC)


Если Вы не знаете правила транскрипции, это не значит, что мои действия, в частности переименования - вандализм. Английская i это русская и, но никак не й, которой в английском соотвествует либо j, либо y. Последняя ближе к пнглийскому произношению и поэтому в статьях должна употребляться она.--ArshavaDm (talk) 10:21, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

To start with, you could have asked yourself a question: If these articles were called Krai and not Kray for 10 years, were clearly edited by people aware of the Russian transliteration, and were not renamed, there should be a reason for this. The reason is that in the cases when the name is known in English independently, it has a priority over the transliteration. The most common example is Moscow (which, according to the transliteration, would be Moskva).--Ymblanter (talk) 13:25, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Unique Identification Authority of India[edit]

Hi, There has been a lot of edit warring going on this page. In the process the logo has been removed. I would request you to re-add the logo File:Aadhaar Logo.svg to the page otherwise it will get deleted since it non-free and is currently an orphan. --Jovian Eye storm 15:31, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, sorry for the mess.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:37, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your time! --Jovian Eye storm 17:46, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Your opinion[edit]

Could you please weigh in here. Thanks,  LeoFrank  Talk 16:42, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

No, I was the administrator who protected the page.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:16, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Nam(u) Myōhō Renge Kyō[edit]

Hi there thanks at least for the two week protection. The intention for indefinte semi-protection is that at least only confirmed usre can change the article. So IP hopping would be useless. --Catflap08 (talk) 08:28, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Sure, but there are IPs contributing constructively, and the intensity is very low now. I do not see how the indefinite protection can be justified. Low continuous disruptive activity from IP is a good case for pending changes.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:28, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Well the article's history shows what the problem was and is. Indefinite semi-protection does not block IP edits they just have to be checked before they make it into the article proper. In some articles one is quite preoccupied in cleaning after what some leave behind instead of using the time to constructively work on the content. Other Wikipedias run solely on that principle so that not just any nonsense makes it into an article.--Catflap08 (talk) 09:50, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protection does block IP edits. Pending changes do not.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:01, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Well pending changes would then be a good tool as its always the same stuff that some people try to insert into the article.Is the process the same as for semi-protection?--Catflap08 (talk) 11:45, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

По переименованию[edit]

Добрый день! Не подскажите, где здесь аналог ВП:КПМ? Просто я недавно переименовал одну статью по Аи, но хотя возражений не поступало я не вполне уверен в своей правоте и хотел бы вынести этот вопрос на обсуждение (чтобы итог подвел кто-то другой). Vyacheslav84 (talk) 14:29, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Для такого нет ничего (ждите, не возмутится ли кто), а вообще для переименования вешаете шаблон на странице обсуждения и объясняете, что и зачем хотите переименовать. Посмотрите, например, как я недавно сделал на странице Gurzuf. (An explanation how to move pages).--Ymblanter (talk) 15:08, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Ну сейчас при отсутствии возмущения мне стоит задним числом открывать обсуждение переименования на СО статьи или в данной ситуации уже нет смысла? Vyacheslav84 (talk) 15:17, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Нет смысла.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:20, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Administrator protection Princess Charlene of Monaco article[edit]

Hello Ymblanter, Would it be possible to extend the period of administrator-only protection for the article of Princess Charlene of Monaco as I am not sure if a compromise will be made soon regarding a conflict about a quote? Thanks.--Blitztall (talk) 11:50, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

If edit-warring continues, I or another administrator will resume the protection. I have the page currently on my watchlist.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:00, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Your help is much appreciated.--Blitztall (talk) 12:14, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

What a wonderful strategy. Completely ignore my arguments and ask that protection be retained longer! Perhaps even indefinitely? I have listed 10 examples of recently pregnant princesses whose articles did not contain flowery, Victorian language. All Blitzall had to say was that the examples were somehow not relevant. He never bothered to say what makes them irrelevant. He keeps calling this clearly established precedent my "own personal subjective opinion", as if I wrote all those articles myself! Now he says that he will not discuss it further. He hasn't given a single argument or a response to any of mine. I understand that he is a new user and might not understand that the tone of Wikipedia should be encyclopaedic, but he is clearly unable to argue in favour of retention of that pointless sentence. Ymblanter, please, lift the protection and restore my edits. Surtsicna (talk) 09:31, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Strange moves of Belarusian categories on Wiki Commons[edit]

Hi, Ymblanter. If you could spare a moment, I'd be grateful for any input regarding the move of "Stowbtsy" to "Stoŭbcy" category at Wiki Commons. I've discovered that there have also been others there, but one thing at a time. I'm also pinging @Ezhiki: hope you'll have something to add on the subject on Monday. Thanks! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 05:10, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:14, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Just realized it is Commons, not en.wp. Well, on Commons there is such an incredible mess in the Belarusian names of categories (transliteration + proper names) that I am just afraid that dealing with it could take all my time.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:32, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
I don't blame you. That's why I'm reticent to start tackling all of the tendentious moves over there. It's ridiculously time consuming, and Wiki Commons seems to be a ghost town in terms of active administrators. There are challenges to moves going back months with no one attending to them. I'll just see this one through and drop it as a lost cause. Cheers for taking a look, anyway! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:19, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm not going to be of much help either, I'm afraid, since I'm the same way as Yaroslav. One could easily spend months on Commons doing nothing but cleanup and organization! I decided years ago that's not something I want to get involved with...—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 9, 2014; 15:55 (UTC)
Completely with you both on that, Ezhiki. I was caught up in a moment of "it's the principle of the matter" madness, and had no idea of the depth of the weirdness over there until I started raking around the edges. Ah, well. I'll see this one through. Even if I were to win the battle over one category, no doubt, given a few months, it'll be moved back to "Stoŭbcy". I'm not going to lose any sleep over losing the war there. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:21, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Please full protect my old talk page[edit]

Hi there. You had semi'd my old talk page. Now an autoconfirmed user has posted there. I really don't understand how they end up in my old talk page. Could you please full protect the same for a while (6 months would be good)?  LeoFrank  Talk 12:22, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Ymblanter (talk) 12:24, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

First edit[edit]

When you mentioned that a recent edit was my first, I had a look at my "User contributions" section and, sure enough, it's empty. I used to be quite active in Wikipedia a few years ago and made hundreds or even thousands of edits. What happened? Did WP start emptying people's contribs after a certain time of inactivity? CRCulver (talk) 10:16, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

No, this is not possible. Could it be that you contributed from a different (but similarly named) account before? --Ymblanter (talk) 10:20, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
This is indeed strange. The current CRCulver account on en-wiki was created just today, but it is SUL-unified with one that made edits on meta back in 2006. No records of a previous userpage on en-wiki under this name. I'm still looking though. Fut.Perf. 11:54, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Ah, here it is: Crculver (talk · contribs). Fut.Perf. 11:56, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Great, thanks. @CRCulver:, you may want to attach this account to your SUL.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:58, 17 June 2014 (UTC)


WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Disagreement and civil discussion are one thing, but what you've had to put up with is just ridiculous. That takes a special kind of fortitude. I, for one, am glad you nominated it and that civilised editors have had a chance to discuss it in full. Those who went there to attack you can jump in a lake. Keep up the good work. Stlwart111 02:03, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I know you're not a barnstar fan. Too bad! Ha ha. Stlwart111 02:06, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. That was indeed my goal to put this article for discussion by neutral civilized editors.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:21, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Template talk:WPBannerMeta[edit]

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Article deletion discussion[edit]

Hi Ymblanter! In view of recent developments of the "Putin Kh#!@lo" article as well as due to the fact that the outcome of the discussion of your proposed deletion seems clear by now, I was wondering whether you would consider withdrawing your proposal. I took time to develop the article and add references to it and so did many other people, yourself included. The reason of my request is not that I have any doubt in the outcome of the debate initiated by you. The debate was without any doubt useful. It's just that the deletion proposal on top of the article uglifies it unnecessarily and may cast doubt among some readers unfamiliar with the chant and the topic in general, at least until they read it and check the references. I understand that the reference to proposed deletion will eventually be removed from the article anyway. But I just don't think it's worth to have it in such a prominent form, while in fact it seems clear that the article fits the Wikipedia. Anyway, it's completely up to you. I just thought I run this suggestion by you. Thanks! Nrakh (talk) 16:54, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, but I do not think I should do it. Any administrator can close the discussion anytime.--Ymblanter (talk) 00:29, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
Look Zazzle. Featured Products! --Лего (talk) 15:21, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
And?--Ymblanter (talk) 17:39, 23 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi! Tell me, please! I was blocked because sockpuppeter on the talk page Wikipedia: Articles for deletion/Putin khuilo! And my voice was closed .... Now I can leave voice or is no longer have rights? --Jeromjerom (talk) 17:00, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Now the block expired.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:17, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer. --Jeromjerom (talk) 18:29, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Big Movie Fan[edit]

Hello Ymblanter. Thanks for assisting with the pages that I created. I create and update pages for actors, producers and directors. I think you deleted the page Patrick Durham because I added a picture incorrectly. If that was the problem, could you help me do it correctly? Also, I can't find the page anywhere. It would be very difficult to add all the info again. Do you have access to a copy of it the old page that you could give me? Thanks again for your help. Steve the Big Movie Fan.

Hi Steve. No, actually there was a deletion discussion, please have a look: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Patrick Durham. I summarized it and deleted the article.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:25, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Steve, I checked out the log. Patrick is actually a partner with Quentin Tarantino and other high profile producer director. Patrick is also a director of highly rated studio action films. His film CROSS had multiple oscar winners in it etc. Patrick wrote, directed and produced it. Patrick is also an actor in some very famous films including Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino's LIONS GATE film franchise CABIN FEVER 2... His wikipedia page has been on here for many years. I added a picture for him and because of that his hole page got deleted. I'm a friend of Patrick's and I run a few of his websites etc. I also update websites etc for other famous actors. I have articles where Patrick is discussed in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. See this link... Would that Link in combination with his IMDB link and his company website be enough to get him back on here? His company is MORNINGSTAR FILMS. AT Thanks for all your help. I feel really bad about getting his page deleted... Thanks again,.. Steve. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:33, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

No, I am afraid this link alone would not be sufficient. Unfortunately right now I do not have time mentoring you and explaining details of the policies. You may want to check Wikipedia:Teahouse, they might be able to help you.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:08, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Awesome thanks Ymblanter. I found a few people that had a little time and I took a crash course in policies etc. I totally get it now. One final question that I would have would be this. At the time I created Durham's acct,back before 2009, it seems' that it wasn't regulation that the hollywood industry types need as many references. It seems that the regulation changed to 3 to 5 references needed back in 2010. Could we keep Durham's old page given that fact? Or, I have collected over 20 references at this time and today, I spoke with Durham's publicity agent and attorney. He has 4 large interviews / articles coming out in The Hollywood Reporter and also Variety in the upcoming weeks. I'd like to put those references etc together and add them to his other references etc and try to create his page "correctly" but I want to make sure I don't step on anyones toes. You were the deleting administrator, so I wanted to ask you first if it would be okay if I did that once I have all the information and references etc in order to do it correctly? Thanks again for your time as I know you're busy. Steve... — Preceding unsigned comment added by BigMovieFan (talkcontribs) 17:14, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Sure, you can recreate the article adding the references, but be prepared that it may be nominated again for deletion.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:15, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Puntland-Somaliland dispute[edit]

Hi Ymblanter. Thanks for protecting the Puntland–Somaliland dispute page. It was just brought to my attention that it was indeed targeted by meatpuppeteers. The lead meatpuppet apparently wrote a letter on a partisan website urging others to disrupt that wiki-page and several other related ones [6]. When I informed him of this on his talk page [7], he simply responded "whatever" [8]. Could you please block the accounts before they can do any further damage? Best regards, Middayexpress (talk) 16:32, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

No, I can not block accounts who only edited once or twice. However, if you think there could be sockpuppetry going on you can open WP:SPI.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:45, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Will do. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 16:54, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Так правильно?[edit]

[9] - я правильно оформил предложение переименования? Vyacheslav84 (talk) 15:57, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Вроде, да.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:52, 3 July 2014 (UTC)


I restored this. It was a stub that someone had expanded with poorly translated material - they then imported some or all of the Czech article at the top. The tagger and you missed the English at the bottom of the page. I've removed the Czech and reposted it at Pages needing translation into English, this time in the "fix the translation" section. Yngvadottir (talk) 15:18, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

I see, thanks for taking care of this.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:21, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Russian help[edit]

Hello, could you please help with WP:ANI section "Disruptive editting by User:Nikita-Rodin-2002"? The user in question has created lots of inappropriate pages (recreating them twice, in some cases) and frequently making inappropriate pagemoves, and he appears to have next to no comprehension of English, so assistance in Russian would probably be a lot more useful than anything I could say to him. For some examples, see his deleted contributions or the most recent chunk of my deletion log, or for a not-yet-deleted thing, see User:Box/Пользователь Windows, which he created in the userspace of an example user. Nyttend (talk) 12:21, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

No problem, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:30, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the help; it looks like this is the first real conversation in which this user has participated. Nyttend (talk) 16:40, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
So far, he seems to agree that he does not need new cats and templates, but let us see what he is actually going to do.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:48, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

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Sergino, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug[edit]

Hi. can you expand this?♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:00, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

I added some info, but I am afraid this is as much as I can help.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:05, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Ansel Elgort[edit]

Hello Ymblanter,

I am sure that you have fully protected this article in good faith, but I think that semi-protection is better. The dispute regards whether or not he is a professional model, and I took the time to actually read the five sources that are cited in support of that claim. None of those sources call him a professional model. Yes, his photo has appeared in fashion magazines, but only in the context of promoting an upcoming movie role. He's irritated about it, tweeting about it, and his fans are asking that the error be corrected. But the article is now locked with the error in place. Please reconsider. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:43, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

My understanding is that the issue is now resolved.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:28, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Protected Article.[edit]

Why did you protect, Demi World Tour? Danielle Andrea 03:44, 15 July 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smilerslove (talkcontribs)

Most likely, it has been a RFPP request.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:10, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

German Shepherd Dog (translated)[edit]

Hey, Ymblanter how strong is your grammar and spelling in written German? I need to get a grammatically correct German translation of the "German Shepherd Dog," which seems to turn on the correct adjective form of Deustsche or Deutscher. Can you help? (This is for the Wikipedia article on point.) Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 07:43, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

The German Wikipedia is correct: Deutscher Schäferhund (the dog, as well as other animals, are always masculine in German).--Ymblanter (talk) 07:47, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, sir. I assumed there was an easy answer, but my foreign languages are French, Spanish and a smattering of Latin, which provide zero insight into German adjective and noun forms. Does the adjective form of Deutscher also turn on whether it precedes a plural noun, e.g., Schäferhunde? In my experience with Romance languages, adjective forms must not only agree with masculine and feminine nouns, but also with singular and plural noun forms. Does German also have singular and plural adjective forms? If so, what is the correct form of Deutscher that precedes Schäferhunde? Thanks, again, for sharing your knowledge. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 09:06, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the plural is the same as the feminin, Deutsche Schäferhunde.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:11, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

So Fresh: The Hits of Spring 2012[edit]

Why not put an indef semi-prot on So Fresh: The Hits of Spring 2012? It seems clear to me that every time the prot expires, within 24 hours the IP will edit the page to recreate the article. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:21, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

I still hope they get tired. But the next time will be not less than a year.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:28, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Two involved admins on MH17 article. Thank you. v/r - TP 18:09, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:13, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Discuss Previously Deleted Article for Alexander Lloyd[edit]

Hi, I wrote a page for Alexander Lloyd (venture capitalist) in 2012, and the article was voted for deletion in 2013. I have rewiteen the article with refeences and would like to know the correct prcess of having it reviewed for consideration. Thank you--BuzyBody (talk) 22:39, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

You can put it to the main space but be prepared that it might be nominated for deletion again.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:30, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Timeline table in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17[edit]

I started discussion regarding this in Talk:Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. --George Ho (talk) 19:49, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Actually, there was already an ongiong discussion in a dedicated section at the talk page.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:00, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

My bot and UAA[edit]

Yep, i'm watching it directly trying to work with some new coding to the bot to move usernames to the holding pen if tagged as dealt with. If you could hold off reverting for a bit, that would help. Thanks. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 18:34, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Ok, no problem, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:35, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Re the comment to me at ANI[edit]

Re this comment to me on ANI. The section has been closed so I'll reply here. There is no centrally maintained list of pages under discretionary sanctions. However Category:Wikipedia pages under discretionary sanctions records pages which have Template:Ds/talk notice on their talk pages (which is what I added), is that what you mean? Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 07:41, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

No, not exactly. I see that at the bottom of the relevant Arbcom decision page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Eastern Europe, there is a list of some papers under discretionary sanctions. I was wondering whether Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 belongs there, or these are just some special pages under stricter sanctions (for whatever reason). Sorry for not being clear enough.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:59, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Judaism[edit]

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NPA warning[edit]

This is unacceptable. Please consider apologising to HiLo48, staying away for a while, getting some sleep, or whatever it is you need to do. Please do not repeat this behaviour. It is possible to disagree without being rude or talking past the person. --John (talk) 11:24, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

I see, when he was rude to me for half a year on a regular basis, forcing me to unwatch a number of pages he was commenting on, you did not care. Well, I am on holidays till August 3.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:26, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
I did not see him being rude to you. If I had I assure you I would have cared. Enjoy your holiday and try to destress. I am trying to do the same. --John (talk) 11:29, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Now they responded, and you have a chance. Note that I am a Russian citizen and 99% of my edits here are related to Russia, which pretty much invalidates everything he has to say based on his own fantasies.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:38, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
I've removed the part of the conversation after it started to turn into a slanging match. Please don't replace it. I've asked the same of HiLo48. --John (talk) 11:49, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Good, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:50, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Page protected[edit]

21:04, 18 July 2014 Ymblanter (talk | contribs) protected Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits‎ ‎[edit=autoconfirmed] (expires 21:04, 8 August 2014 (UTC))‎[move=autoconfirmed] (expires 21:04, 8 August 2014 (UTC)) (Persistent disruptive editing) (hist)
Thank you; although I haven't edited it and have no particular interest in the article I watchlisted it/redirects after Talk:Greatest Hits (The Saturdays album) RM, and it has been beeping almost daily since, including with cut and paste moves, I'm not sure whether per or counter the RM close. A cover jpg has now appeared on Amazon so I have uploaded it. maybe that will stabilize things a bit. I just note this in case you're watching the article too and you're wondering why a pic suddenly appeared. I have no interest in the other activity surrounding the article. Cheers. In ictu oculi (talk) 10:53, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, no problem, and I am on holidays till Sunday anyway without too much internet.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:28, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

IP hopping editor[edit]

It is clear that the IP hopping editor is User:Bigbaby23. I suspect that Bigbaby23 is also banned sock User:LarryTheShark who was active in the RT discussion in April/May. LTS was banned on May 13. Bigbaby23 was created May 14. Similar editing pattern and approach. How to proceed? Capitalismojo (talk) 22:32, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

The best is to open an SPI.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:30, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
I've never done one. I'll start reading up. Capitalismojo (talk) 16:30, 1 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi, can you or @Ezhiki: source/improve this. This seems a decent source.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:31, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

I will add sourced data on population now and will have a look at the rest after Monday when I am back home (writing this from a hotel in Italy).--Ymblanter (talk) 17:56, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Out of curiosity what hotel? Interested in Italian hotels :-).♦ Dr. Blofeld 06:48, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
We were driving from Livorno (from a ferry from Corsica) and I reserver Casa Betania in Pisa. Good place to stay for one night, and we did not care that it is far from the historic center.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:55, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

808s & Heartbreak[edit]

Can you change protection setting to allow only admin, indefinitely? Because User:MariaJaydHicky's IP address or users were permanently continued disruptive editing. (talk) 07:07, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

I just do not see enough recent disrupting activity to justify the protection. I would probably decline a RFPP request. But if there is a result of SPI available may be we can block the socks. Try WP:RFPP anyway, there are many eyes there and people are free to disagree with me.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:23, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Russian article on Dobrolet Airlines[edit]

I posted a request at [10]

to ask that someone review the pending changes in ru:Добролёт (авиакомпания), but I don't think that anybody has done so.

If you can review the pending changes to the article, please do so. If you don't have that permission, perhaps you can find someone who could do so and who could add tyo the Russian article the changes that you have made to the English article. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 16:54, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

As a matter of principle, I do not edit the Russian Wikipedia. Sorry.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:32, 7 August 2014 (UTC)[edit]

Please block this IP for longer. It is a long term vandal that I've been tracking for years and have a whole writeup here. Also disable talk page access. He's already modifying the templated warnings to praise himself instead.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 18:47, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

It is apparently an IP hopper, so that it does not make sense. If there is a long-time abuse pattern, a range should be blocked, but I do not have enough technical skills for this.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:49, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
He hasn't hopped IPs yet. This is the first time he's been on the site since April. Just extend the block on this IP for at least a month and block talk page access. He never requests unblock anyway.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 18:53, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
All contribution of this IP are from today. I revoked the talk page access since they were clearly misusing it, but I do not currently see any reason for a longer block.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:57, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
This guy has been vandalizing this site since 2008. You don't see a need to extend the block?—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 19:00, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Again: All edits from this IP are from today, and the IP has no deleted contributions. It means if they previously vandalized Wikipedia they did it from a different IP. This, in turn, means that there is no reason for a longer block of this IP.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:03, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Did you not look at the list I have here: User:Ryulong/sandbox#Saban troll? This guy has been at this for longer than you've even had an account.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 19:04, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
I have an account much longer than you think. I am afraid you have difficultie understanding my reply. Please go to ANI if you want to achieve smth. I am not going to reblock.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:06, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm afraid that you have a difficulty in understanding the severity of the situation. But ANI's been dealt with already.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 19:08, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

You forgot talk page block again.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 07:21, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Indeed, will do now.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:28, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Do you think that in our purview as an admin you could send his ISP's abuse contact a line to get him off of our backs? I used to do this every time he resurfaced and it seemed to help but I'm bogged down at the moment.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 07:32, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
For a number of reasons, I would prefer not to. Sorry.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:36, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
All I used to do was say "individual with IP address violating terms of service" with some relevant time stamps and never actually got a response back from Bell Canada or Sympatico, but okay.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 07:42, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

He's evading on (talk · contribs · WHOIS).—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 07:14, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, will remove the talk page access if they misbehave.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:29, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
you should revoke it anyway. He's doing his usual and I should not have given him a sentence with Saban in it.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 07:40, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
I did already. So far, they were not able to wait for more than five minutes.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:45, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

PC-protection expiring on or before August 16, 2014[edit]

Extend time for Pope John Paul II and Somalia? --George Ho (talk) 20:00, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

For whatever technical reason, I can not do it before the PC expires. I have Pope John Paul II on my watchlist and will re-enable the PC once it expires in a week. For Somalia, I am not so sure, this is not a BLP, and vandalism gets reverted in a timely manner. May be you can take it to [[WP:RFPP] once PC expires.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:22, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

War in Ukraine - request for review[edit]

As I've noticed that you're interested about Turkey, which is an Eurasian country, I'd also request, if possible, a review of War in Donbass (which involves Russia, and therefore is also an Eurasian issue). If you could do, I'd be very glad, because there are now 21 pending revisions awaiting review.

It has already been dealt with, thanks to EvergreenFir and Alex Bakharev--Ymblanter (talk) 08:34, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Michael L. Brown[edit]

Not frequent enough for semi-protection; lower to PC instead? Otherwise, add PC? --George Ho (talk) 07:34, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Let us may be wait a couple of days. They cited the reason at RFPP that someone else with the same name was recently shot. One week semi might be an overkill.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:37, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Ukraine administrative divisions[edit]

Hi Ymblanter! Nice work on updating the Ukrainian administrative divisions articles. However, I have one thing to say.. I noticed that you changed some of the articles from referring to the settlements as cities to towns. That is incorrect as there is no distinction in Ukrainian between the two. In Ukrainian, they are all referred to as misto--which is essentially translated to city in almost all of the respective articles. The next level of subdivision are urban-type settlements, which in some cases could be translated to towns, but either way are referred to as urban-type settlements in general. But confusing the readers by having some articles refer to misto as town while other urban-type settlements are also towns is unnecessary. Let's keep everything on the same page, § DDima 17:16, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

We have a long-standing convention for Russian settlements that a город with the population over 100,00 is called a city, and the one below 100,000 is called a town. There is no such convention for Ukraine, and the articles are in complete disorder, so it looks to me that applying the same 100,000 convention would actually be the least confusing.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:24, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
If it is to be done, it should be brought up on the Ukraine noticeboard with all of the other editors involved in administrative divisions, etc. so as to establish consensus and so that everyone involved would know what is what in the future. § DDima 17:32, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Good, I will do it, though my past experience with the Ukraine noticeboard was rather unpleasant: Users had a lot of ideas what I should do, but they were not willing either to compromise even tiny bit or to do it themselves.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:36, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, you're correct with that. But it has been a pressing issue in the past, so we might as well finish it off once and for good now. And I know of 2-3 important users who's opinion would be valuable on the topic. Just send me a link with the thread. Thanks, § DDima 17:47, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ukraine#City/town, I assume this is a reasonable place to discuss.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:39, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Robin Williams#Full protection[edit]

I'd urge you to consider lifting full-protection on Robin Williams at this point. It seems that legitimate editors have reached a consensus that full-protection is not the best approach in this matter. Thank you, and hopefully you see this in time to consider lifting protection before the expiration. --CrunchySkies (talk) 19:45, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) To Ymblanter: Conversely, I encourage you to maintain full protection because although the edit-warriors are eager to rejoin the battle, there's really nothing useful to be added since just a few hours ago when you protected the article. Chris Troutman (talk) 20:13, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I had a look at the talk page, and it seems that the infobox issue has been resolved. Are there any other issue requiring full protection at this point? (It will expire in the morning anyway).--Ymblanter (talk) 20:17, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I am on Central European time, and I am going to bed now. The protection will expire tomorrow morning.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:53, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Conversion of energy into matter = Original research???[edit]

You obviously have no clue about physics to pretend that converting energy into matter is original research. The production of matter is allowed by matter-energy equivalence. Do your research. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:21, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

You may want to read the Wikipedia article about me to see whether I have a clue about physics. Please discuss it at the talk page as I suggested.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:47, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

The CCI[edit]

I'm probably popping up all over your watchlist at the moment, sorry :) It seems the CCI subject pretty much (a) copied from English sources (and a definite copyvio except occasionally it's from a public domain source), (b) machine-translated foreign sources (and probably a translation copyvio), or (c) machine translated from foreign wikis. What I'm doing on each article is checking to see if it's (c), in which case the material can obviously stay (with attribution, despite the dodgy writing), and if not, I'm deleting it because it's highly likely to be (a) or (b) (although I'm doing a quick check first in case it's from an obviously public domain source). A pretty crude approach, I know, but it's a big CCI... Anyway, don't hesitate to revert me if you think I've stuffed anything up. --Mkativerata (talk) 12:19, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

No problem, this is just my fault. Novgorod Oblast is an article I worked on extensively, and I somehow miscalculated who has written the section. I reverted myself, and now I will just add a shorter summary (obviously without copyright violations), since it is needed in the article. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for working through this CCI.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:24, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

Please note that you are at four reverts at List of metro systems. I could have blocked you now, but I give you the last chance to stop edit-warring and continue civilized discussion (and not a crusade) at the talk page. The edit will be now reverted.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:08, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Also here: List of tram and light rail transit systems--Ymblanter (talk) 15:13, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
I cannort stress enough that there's no discussion at the moment, apparently there's someone called Instantball earlier this year and they all think anyone who think HKG flag is appropriate for use is that only user. It's just not possible to talk in the situation like that. GB Lothian (talk) 11:59, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
And this is the reason you decided to edit-war.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:02, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
They decided they don't want a discussion. More confusingly, they don't even allow a compromised consensus they agreed in the previous talk. They revert the edits just based on the people they think I am. (Which I am not)GB Lothian (talk) 12:20, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

is KYIV russian city?[edit]

Тобі нічого робити, «брат-словянин»? Це ж українська столиця - а ти маєш свою москву. Того з тебе й досить.--Бучач-Львів (talk) 14:34, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Ik spreek geen Oekrains.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:36, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Haven't translate? --Бучач-Львів (talk) 14:42, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Great, at least you speak English. I do not speak Ukrainian and I am not sure what you want to tell me.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:44, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Так у тебя ж родной русский - судя по личной странице. Или неправда? Что, не понимаешь братский украиский язык? Пользуйся переводчиком, рlease. I can speek Ehg so-so. Только если ты действительно хочешь ДЕЛАТЬ правдивый взнос в Англвики, или хотя бы немного поразмыслишь - украинским языком КИЇВ. Я ж не заставляю тебя говорить Москва, не пишу Moskva, Maskva. Так будь любезен - не выдавай русское название КИЄВА Киев за УКРАИНСКОЕ. Если только ты не разделяешь «великорусских» взглядов - тогда мне нечего с тобой говорить. Потому, что разговор з тем, кто не желает слышать правды, не имеет смысла. Московская оккупация Украины закончена. Спасибо россии за всё. СЛАВА УКРАЇНІ!--Бучач-Львів (talk) 07:32, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#User:Бучач-Львів--Ymblanter (talk) 07:46, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Jennifer Rubin (journalist)[edit]

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He abandoned and went to Sidisn (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log).—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 14:19, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

I know. But I still do not want to be desysopped.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:21, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
This isn't a situation where one gets desysopped. Of all people I should know.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 14:23, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
This is a banned user or people indistinguishable from a banned user fucking up these pages. This is something you get a barnstar for.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 14:29, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Nabih Berri[edit]


Possible socks are redoing the same edits to this article Nabih Berri. I strongly suggest that this page be fully protected, at least until the end of the year, because this seems to be a coordinated effort by a digital marketing agency and party members.

Thank you,

Callsfortruth (talk) 16:44, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

To fully protect it until the end of the year is an overkill. I fully protected it for two weeks; please file an SPI to eliminate existing socks, then in the future, we can survive on a semi-protection.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:51, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

dear admin,

I'm someone editing using my phone and not a party member nor a digital marketing agency, I've noticed that the same edits have been happening in a coordinated effort for the past couple of years to the article Nabih Berri with an intent to distort the image of a Lebanese public figure using multiple accounts, edits made present a clear defamation of a living person and violates Wikipedia three core content policies. references used are not reliable and not published and mostly based on blogs and questionable websites while the modification I made are referred to the Lebanese parliament official website as well as Lebanese newspapers. I strongly suggest the removal of the protection applied on this page and making sure that the edits comply with Wikipedia rules and policies

thank you for reading

Please raise the issue at the article talk page and stop reverting. I am not involved with the article, and I do not want to be involved.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:24, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


This user may or may not be collateral damage in the mess that befell the train list articles, but when I asked him a simple question he refused to answer. I think he no longer needs access to his user talk.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 09:43, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

At this point, I do not see why they should have been denied access to their talk page. Just stop talking to them, that's it.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:48, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
I am trying to extend the olive branch. And someone who's been wiki-stalking me has been communicating with him as well.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 09:51, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm going to give him one last chance to answer my question because I've sugested he could be unblocked because checkuser results were apparently not a 100% match but close enough.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 09:59, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Please revoke his talk page access.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 17:12, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Materialization (paranormal)[edit]

Something needs to be done with all the edit warring on this page but I don't know how to send multiple editors to WP:AE for it.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 12:57, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

There is an ANI topic currently open for that article.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:04, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, started by a party and only being commented upon by the parties.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 13:19, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

List of cultural heritage sites in Sindh[edit]

Just asked someone else but you've been around longer. Why all the upload buttons on the page? Don't they make copyvio more likely? Could you ping me if you reply please? Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 14:01, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

@Dougweller: Everybody believes that the upload buttons make the upload easier for novices, but there is a general consensus that they should be only activated during the WLM (and not everybody accepts even that). Copyvio is indeed a serious concern, especially with Pakistan where the copyright culture is not so high, but my experience is that clear copyvio uploads are certainly not in majority, may be 10% or even less. I check every image from the landing page I work with, and I guess they are somehow also checked on the Commons side. I am not involved with WLM Pakistan organization though, just had the landing page on my watchlist from the last year, and I try to help a bit.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:14, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Fomenko and rude introductions[edit]

"I appreciate that you try to help Wikipedia, but apparently one week after registration you still do not quite understand how the project works. Please go to the talk page and discuss your edits there. If you achieve consensus, which I highly doubt, you will be able to introduce your changes into the article. This is described in WP:CONSENSUS (WP:BRD). If instead you proceed edit-warring without trying to achieve consensus, your account will be promptly blocked. To help you start discussion, I will revert now your changes again.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:40, 3 September 2014 (UTC)"

- Is this what the guidelines mean by not bullying new users? And how do you know anything about Fomenko's work? Have you read it? How much of it? And how do you qualify to delete my very, very neutral POV by replacing the word "pseudoscience" in regards to the works of persons holding combined dozens of doctoral degrees? I have seen the entire history of the Fomenko page; since 2007 a small group have almost fanatically edited it using their own opinions and removing the sound neutral POV of dozens who try to adjust it. If Wikipedia is your own little kingdom then it is all yours. I have more to do in life than be henpecked by Wikibullies. (Eleventyeight (talk) 18:01, 3 September 2014 (UTC))

If this is your way to admit that you stop your disruptive editing, it is much appreciated. I do know a bit abot Fomenko's work, and believe me, longer that you possibly do.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:10, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

PC-protection on pages expiring on or before 14 September 2014[edit]

Extend PC time for Regular Show (season 5) and Money in the Bank (2014)? --George Ho (talk) 02:48, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Extended both, thanks--Ymblanter (talk) 07:10, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Allow LungZeno to demonstrate he/she is not a sock[edit]

I see you’ve changed LungZeno’s block settings so that he (or she) can’t edit his/her talk page. I thought we were having a productive conversation related to demonstrating that he is not a sock of Instantnood (e.g. different subjects of interest). Any chance of allowing LungZeno to respond to my comments with some guidance as to what is and is not appropriate for a blocked user to say on his/her talk page?--Nowa (talk) 16:45, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Once they started to use their talk page to express their views on political status of Hong Kong it became clear that they are NOTTHERE. They still have e-mail, and you can continue discussing over mail, or they can mail to Arbcom appeal subcommittee.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:07, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
This is helpful. Thanks. I suspect his best bet may be Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee.--Nowa (talk) 20:33, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, given that the checkuser found a likely intersecction.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:38, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Missing Russian women writers[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you could add missing entries to the Russian section of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women writers/Missing articles. Missing articles from Russian wikipedia and the ru link in brackets?♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:57, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

I can write about Sedakova, but not about others.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:59, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
It actually already exists, and Yunna Morits as well. I will check the others.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:09, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
If there's any missing women writers from here and the sub categories it would be great if you could list them! Not asking for you to write articles, just to identify what is missing and redlink!♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:32, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Olga Aleksandrovna Sedakova listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Olga Aleksandrovna Sedakova. Since you had some involvement with the Olga Aleksandrovna Sedakova redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. gobonobo + c 03:19, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Sorry to template you, Ymblanter. And thank you for correcting the link to the Russian category on the worklist. As far as I know Olga Sedakova doesn't have the patronymic Aleksandrovna, but I could be mistaken. We're still in need of an article on English Wikipedia for ru:Седакова, Ольга Александровна though. gobonobo + c 03:39, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
My fault, thanks for taking it up.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:22, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Adam Baldwin[edit]

Has this article been infrequently edited? If so, why semi-protection? --George Ho (talk) 17:35, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

It was vandalized several times by unregistered users in the last two weeks, and it is a BLP.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:43, 12 September 2014 (UTC)


"Hello, did you delete the references I posted on this page a couple of days ago? (See link below) If so, why? thanks for any feedback.

I hope I'm leaving a message in the right way. I've never done this before." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zped9090 (talkcontribs) 20:31, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

According to WP:NOT, Wikipedia is not a repository of links.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:39, 12 September 2014 (UTC)[edit]

You said to ping you if (talk · contribs · WHOIS) continues that behaviour. YLSS (talk) 20:59, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, blocked for a week.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:06, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Possibly (talk · contribs · WHOIS) = (talk · contribs · WHOIS)... YLSS (talk) 20:42, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

I blocked them for a week and this is about as much I can do. If they reappear, we will need to protect the articles. May be you will need to file a RFPP request.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:54, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Mexican War of Independence[edit]

Face-wink.svg Thanks PKT(alk) 16:21, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

You are welcome.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:22, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic[edit]

Greetings. Any chance you could proof/source improve my Russian translation of the history and expand it further?♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:29, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:35, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Oathkeeper[edit]

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List of accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft[edit]

Just letting you know, if a entry on this list is either deleted or redirected, the entry is taken off the list. That is part of the list guidelines you can find WP:List of accidents and incidents on commercial aircraft/Guideline for inclusion criteria and format. Cheers!...William 15:06, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I have seen it but was hesitant to delete it right away in case the info could have been used somewhere.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:09, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

1993–94 New York Rangers season‎[edit]

Hi Ymblanter! Back in July, you protected this article, through a RFPP request if my memory serves, due to an ip hopping editor repeatedly re-inserting content against consensus. Unfortunately, the same person has returned with the same edits and we're stuck in the same revert cycle as they simply re-insert without the slightest attempt at discussion. Would you be so kind as to restore the protection? As with last time, I would do it myself but I'm far too involved in the reverting. Thanks! Resolute 19:48, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, for a month--Ymblanter (talk) 19:53, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, most appreciated! Resolute 14:23, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Integral Liberal Arts Program[edit]

Just recreate the article.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:03, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Looks like you have a lot of articles and conversations going on. Thank you for helping out new article writers and helping out Wikipedia! Pumpkinpedia


Hopefully this will save you a few clicks. Russian infoboxes pull the commonscat info from Wikidata automatically; there's no need to add it manually. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); October 1, 2014; 12:07 (UTC)

I see, thanks. I only added those which I have just created on Commons, and apparently there was a caching problems so that I did not notice this.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:25, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, it sometimes takes a few minutes to pull through.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); October 1, 2014; 15:32 (UTC)

Putin khuilo! edit warring[edit]

There was no "edit warring". Edit warring is when two same people do that. And please don't call me "IP" anymore, it's very denigrating. Just because the stupid system keeps logging me out for some reason doesn't mean I'm some nobody from nowhere wishing looking for trouble. Thanks, (talk) 07:30, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

You were edit-warring against several people, which is a blockable offense.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:36, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
No I wasn't. You decided that I was. (talk) 14:51, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
"Deciding that" is a privilege admins have. As another, uninvolved, admin, I fully concur. If you continue in the same vein, you will be blocked. Please review WP:EDITWAR to learn more about what is considered edit-warring and what isn't.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); October 2, 2014; 15:04 (UTC)
И ты, брут... (talk) 16:10, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

List of urban-type settlements in Ukraine by subdivision (Lviv Oblast)[edit]

Urban-type settlement Nemyriv is in Lviv Oblast, but urban-type settlement Nemyriv is in Vinnytsia Oblast. --Bogdan Kosar (talk) 12:35, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I have now corrected it. For links to the Ukrainian Wikipedia, we have a neighbouring column, which I updated as well.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:22, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Dobrolet (low-cost airline)[edit]

Hi Ymblanter, thank you for your putting back information into the Dobrolet (low-cost airline) article. It is astounding that another admin would decimate an article like they did. I will be continuing to expand the article in the near future; I hope to get it up to GA standard before too long. When that time comes, would you possibly be able to do the good article review on it? Cheers, (talk) 16:17, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

No, actually I never do certain work here, including FA and GA reviews, since English is not my mothertongue, and I am afraid I can miss some important things.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:53, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Your protection of Stephen Collins[edit]

There was no heavy edit warring at that page when you fully-protected it for 3 days. The last edit was a reversion about 6 hours before you placed the protection. See the article talkpage and the BLPN discussion for my deeper rationale on this issue. LHMask me a question 16:34, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Lithistman: Page protection is preventative, not punitive. Wikipedia protects Saint Patrick's Day every March in anticipation of vandalism. Likewise, protecting the article about Stephen Collins after the recent news is only wise precaution. Feel free to "hash out" these issues at the talk page or simply wait until the protection is lifted. Chris Troutman (talk) 16:51, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Well, there was heavy edit-warring, I obviously checked the page history. The last dozen of edits were reverts, and they even involved five editors. On the other hand, if consensus has been reached at the talk page (which was not the case at the time of protection), pls ping me and I will unprotect the article, no problem.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:53, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
I guess we just have different definitions of "heavy edit warring", which is fine. One edit in the previous 6 hours seems (to me) to not represent that, but if you've reexamined and still think protection is necessary, then that's that, I guess. LHMask me a question 17:27, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Miss Intercontinental pageant[edit]

It looks like you closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Miss Intercontinental pageant as delete, but Miss Intercontinental pageant never seems to have been deleted. Or am I missing something? Stuartyeates (talk) 19:54, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Deleted now. Apparently, in the morning I summarized the discussion and marked the file for deletion, but then forgot to delete the article. Thanks for pinging me.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:08, 9 October 2014 (UTC)


Sorry. I was trying to undo an edit in the article but something did not go right. Tlsandy (talk) 13:07, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

No problem but pls be more careful, you recently made a similar edit in another article.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:12, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Covert vandalism[edit]

Hello. I am a limited user; I cannot make certain edits. Indeed I do not have a wish to contribute to this WP in these conditions, either. Therefore I limit myself to attract attention to some edits and leave the rest to others. I guess you are the administrator who protects Recep Tayyip Erdoğan article. I am not sure if the article should only be protected from IPs or also from certain users. Look at this edit please. The user who made it claims having Turkish as his/her mother tongue; but adds there some words supposedly in Turkish which are not used in the Turkish language since at least half a century. So either the mother tongue information in the user page is not true (that means lack of honesty, sorry) or the said user is mocking the President of a country. How do you find it? On the other hand, someone has opened a "special" user name to add Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the List of Turkish diplomats, where of course he does not belong, with some very pointed POV expressions. The worst thing about that is that another user edits that contribution, and as he/she claims to be a patroller something, other people that look at the history of that list after that intervention will innocently think that everything is in order. Therefore s/he is covering the red link used by a not very honest person. Is it possible to find out if Rbry2423 is in fact another user? Thank you and sorry for disturbing you with my suspicions. All the best. Note: If writing to talk pages in a limited area is also forbidden please tell me and I will not come back. --E4024 (talk) 07:18, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

It is impossible to protect the article from certain users. It can be either not protected, or protected from IP users and new accounts, or fully protected from everybody. Right now, it is under pending chahges, meaning edits of new users need to be reviewed by experienced users before they go live. I do not speak a word of Turkish, and specific edits are best to be discussed with the editor who introduced them.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:24, 14 October 2014 (UTC)


RFPP stuff is usually pretty thankless work. So thanks for the pending changes protection of Sistine Chapel. I genuinely believe that will reduce the pointless drive-by vandalism there. Keep up the good work. Cheers, Stlwart111 11:29, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Sure, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:51, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Patrick Dangerfield[edit]

Many thanks for applying the protection to this page. Your work here allows editors like me to concentrate on other work of interest rather than the deletion of mindless vandalism. It is much appreciated. Perry Middlemiss (talk) 20:54, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, appreciated.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:56, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Adam Baldwin[edit]

Hello. Thank you for your earlier help in protecting Adam's page from vandals. I'm afraid its happened again in the last couple of days. His page is getting updated by vandals regarding Gamer Gate. Is there a way we could give the page protection again? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Amie — Preceding unsigned comment added by Purselover2 (talkcontribs) 05:44, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, for 3 months.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:59, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. I appreciate it and so does Adam. --- Amie — Preceding unsigned comment added by Purselover02 (talkcontribs) 18:29, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello. Page appears to have been vandalized tonight by a registered user. This is what I put. Fixed obvious POV mistake and blatant bias in wording. Can you check it out for me? Purselover2 (talk) 00:29, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Please try to discuss with the user. Autoconfirmed users are not supposed to vandalize articles, they either should have a point or need to be blocked.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:28, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

An apology[edit]

Please forgive me if I have offended you with my comments at the Ukrainian regions (Ukrainian: область) page. I greatly appreciate all the work that you do here on the English Wikipedia, and no way meant to imply that I didn't. I merely meant to say that I don't believe that some non-native speakers of English are capable of effectively or objectively evaluating whether a term is the natural way to describe something in English. Naturalness is an article title criteria, and hence quite important at this point. RGloucester 20:01, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

No problem. I still feel though that people heavily editing in the area should be aware of the discussion. If the closed is a native speaker of English, they must be able to figure out what arguments are valid.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:08, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
I think it is fairly obvious how the discussion is going to be closed. As you may imagine, I don't agree with the outcome. There isn't much to do, though. It greatly harms the encyclopaedia. RGloucester 20:11, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
If it gets closed in favor of the oblasts, I do not see how it harms the encyclopedia. We have French departments, Japanese prefectures, Turkish vilayeti, and I believe none of them makes any harm. Oblasts are no worse than these.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:19, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Well, the word "prefecture" isn't Japanese (it is English), first of all. In fact, in Japanese, there are many different things that are all translated into English as "prefecture". These are the ken, fu, , and to. "Ken" are bog-standard prefectures, "fu" are urban prefectures, "dō" literally means "circuit", and "to" is usually translated as "metropolis". However, in English, these are called lumped together as "prefectures". Try renaming the prefectures of Japan page as "ken, fu, , and to of Japan"! "Department" is an English word. The word in French is département. Furthermore, we do not have "vilayets" of Turkey. We have Provinces of Turkey. To be frank, I have no idea how to even pronounce "vilayet", even though I have great familiarity with the Ottoman Empire. Next time you try to use the word "oblasts" for Ukrainian regions, try and think about how absurd it would be to refer to Kyoto Prefecture as "Kyōto-fu". RGloucester 20:29, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
No, I do not find it absurd.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:04, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Japanese Wheat gluten Fu.JPG
You'd like to rename Kyoto Prefecture as Kyōto-fu? Does "fu" mean anything to you? In Japanese, it means nothing either, without the Chinese character 府 to parse the meaning. The sound on its own (ふ) could refer to many different things. As an example, see the picture at the right. That is a type of wheat gluten called fu in Japanese. Merely that the Chinese character is different (麩). Would you still like to rename Kyoto Prefecture as Kyōto-fu? What exactly is "Kyoto wheat gluten"? RGloucester 21:33, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Buffalo vandal strikes again[edit] (talk · contribs · count · logs · block log · lu · rfa · rfb · arb · rfc · lta · socks) appears to be the latest sock of (talk · contribs · count · logs · block log · lu · rfa · rfb · arb · rfc · lta · socks) and a reincarnation of (talk · contribs · count · logs · block log · lu · rfa · rfb · arb · rfc · lta · socks). Useddenim (talk) 03:55, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

RFPP. YLSS (talk) 09:14, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Protected for a year.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:58, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

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Eliane Chappuis[edit]

Dear Ymblanter I see no problem in using imdb references and other websites, when I know the projects and people involved to some degree. I do also edit imdb pages of my own and about people I know where involved. Of course almost anyone (with some acceptance restrictions) on imdb can edit films there as on Wikipedia and not all have same importance, but it is as good as it gets. Films produced before imdb started around 1991 are very often uncomplete as well as projects who took part at some credible festival and then only at small ones. Natascha Beller is an upcoming new Swiss director and not all projects she has made are up on imdb, since she haven't cared about it herself and I haven't added information to it myself. She wrote a script for a Swiss TV-Movie which is not on imdb, because Swiss TV has the rights and don't send the Film on Festivals nor care about imdb registration. Switzerland is a small country and lot of productions don't go worldwide. I do care about to get things right, even delete things at a later time, if I happen to be mistaken for some reason, or information became void. Nevertheless you can say she is not important Reference as well as the actress Eliane Chappuis herself. But that's also the case with a lot of other entries on Wikipedia. I am not common with all programming mechanisms on Wikipedia, I have read some but might occasionally still be wrong in some cases, nevertheless I see if it comes up or not the way it should, if not, I try to find out how to fix it, if others immediately are deleting it, it can be kind of confusing. If I can see a comment than I at least can try to understand(Trollcat56 (talk) 10:49, 20 October 2014 (UTC))

I think we are talking about two different things. IMDB is not a reliable source by Wikipedia standards exactly for the reason that everybody can edit it, but links to IMDB can still be located in the article. In fact, right now the first external link in the article is an IMDB link, which is perfectly fine with me. (It would not have been ok if the IMDB link would be the only external link in the article though). What I was objecting against is your style of hyperlinking to external sites. For instance, if a Wikipedia does not have an article about a certain film, do not hyperlink the name of this film to IMDB. Instead, either create an article about this film and link to it, or link to it anyway (the link would be red) and wait until someone creates an article). Even if you need to source the statement that she was acting in a certain film, make a footnote, and IMDB is not good for this purpose anyway. You may want to read Wikipedia:External links where all this is explained in more details. Thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:03, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

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Please comment on Talk:The Game (Queen album)[edit]

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RE: CPSU Central Committee members[edit]

That's great! First, I'm already on it; see 27th Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 27th Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (thinking of reorganizing this one to as to make it similar to the one found in the Secretariat article), every CPSU congress article, and officeholders in general (I'm guessing if we have articles we can begin to add the info to the infoboxes as well). Thinking similar to the outline on the Politburo officeholders, see the Mikhail Gorbachev article, it says "Full member of the 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th Politburo". And of course when we have the articles we can make links to the them (most commonly know is to just write Central Committee, and in the few cases the numbering is used, it redirects to the Central Committee article). I'm currently creating articles for the Secretariat membership. --TIAYN (talk) 10:45, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I will start at some point (need to finish first what I am doing right now).--Ymblanter (talk) 11:10, 24 October 2014 (UTC)