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Invitation to a research survey[edit]

Hello Dbachmann, I am Qi Wu, a computer science MS student at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Currently, we are working on a project studying the main article and sub article relationship in a purpose of better serving the Wikipedia article structure. It would be appreciated if you could take 4-5 minutes to finish the survey questions. Thanks in advance! We will not collect any of your personally information.

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Hi Dbachmann, could you find a source for all the information on the Okonma name article please? None of what's currently written is sourced and the infobox appears to have been vandalized. Also, do you know the reason some name articles use infoboxes and others don't? Thanks, Theo Mandela (talk) 12:44, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Infoboxes should be used pragmatically, i.e. use it if there is any meaningful and referenced content that can be summarized in them, otherwise don't. In this instance, a "given name" infobox was used in a surname article, so it was misplaced to begin with. --dab (𒁳) 06:44, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Understood, thanks. Theo Mandela (talk) 08:38, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Transhuman [edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Transhuman —has been proposed for merging with Posthuman. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Tathar (talk) 07:36, 13 August 2018 (UTC)


Hi Dbachmann, the Stallone surname article is currently formatted as just being the name of the family of Sylvester Stallone ("surname of a Hollywood family"). Can you add a description for the name of Southern Italian (Sicilian [1]) origin as well please?

Also: The Rambo article lists it as an "American surname of Swedish origin", yet the Dictionary of American Family Names says it can be either French or German in origin ([2]). Theo Mandela (talk) 17:20, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

yes, that's peculiar, I have added your reference to the page. [3] --dab (𒁳) 15:50, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you for fixing both articles, much appreciated. Theo Mandela (talk) 20:44, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Avoid personal comments[edit]

There are unnecessarily personal, derogatory comments towards me in the following talk pages Talk:Mongoloid and Talk:Australoid. Please refer to Wikipedia:No personal attacks. You also suggest that edits are being interfered with which seems in contrast to the advice at WP:OWN. Travelmite (talk) 23:09, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

You should provide some diffs if you are going to accuse me of something like this. I do not issue "personal" attacks on people I do not know personally. I do question the motivation for blatantly biased edits in violation of Wikipedia's core principles, as I should. Wikipedia isn't kept objective and encyclopedic on its own, it's a constant effort on the part of dedicated editors. And it is completely obvious that there are editors who are motivated by political ideology. Articles on race are especially vulnerable, there are plenty of editors attempting to push ideological points related to racism (political ideology based on race) in articles that are ostensibly simply about race (human population groups). There are, if you can believe it, people who try to push the narrative that the mere study of racial descent groups, genetically or physiologically, is somehow inherently racist. These people are trying to project issues of US politics on articles without any objective relation with the US, or with politics. --dab (𒁳) 10:51, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Giuliano Maiorana[edit]

Hi Dbachmann, would you be able to correct the nationality and background of Giuliano Maiorana in the article, please? A look at the revision history shows the confusion over this and even the surname article leaves out his nationality. At one time an IP made an unsourced claim that Maiorana's parents were from Avellino but I've found this interview (unsure if the source is reliable) were Maiorana himself says this and his nationality. Other IPs have since removed information and categories relating to this and I'm still unsure about were him being born in Cambridge and FIFA eligibility rules come in and how to phrase it. Theo Mandela (talk) 12:44, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Ptolemaeus secundus[edit]

A new input on the matter that might interest you [4]. 2001:16A2:1411:8C00:45E7:9C17:3811:4D55 (talk) 18:17, 4 November 2018 (UTC)