User talk:Dbachmann

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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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Dear Dbachmann, I have been involved in developing the recent Karait article and the Khereid article has been brought up quite a bit by one user in the talk there. Having a looked through the history of the Khereid page I found your insertion [1] and completely agree. The general feel on the Talk:Khereid page is also in harmony with the need for a complete re-write. Furthermore the name of the article and much of its information was inserted by sockpuppets of blocked User:Ancientsteppe. I want to give it a bash but it looks like quite a massive job and I am a bit of a novice. I would like to trim it right down to bare bones and remove much of the information to another more streamlined article. Any tips and pointers would be appreciated. YuHuw (talk) 20:24, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

I've taken a bash, any constructive criticism would be welcome.YuHuw (talk) 21:52, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
I am sure it is much improved.
If I may make a suggestion: I should avoid the phrasing "scholars suggest" or similar: if your source is Grousset (1970), you should say "Grousset (1970) suggests". If Grousset 1970 does not himself suggest anything but say that "scholarly opinion is such and such", you should quote that passage verbatim and say something like "according to Gorusset (1970), scholarly opinion to the effect such and such is considered this or that".
also, you should get rid of "references" that are just websites, such as or; if these are online copies of published literature, you should cite the literature (and then you can still link to the online copy for ease of reference). --dab (𒁳) 11:26, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Ibn Abd al-Zahir[edit]

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Datei:Europe islands.svg[edit]

Hello Dbachmann,

there is a question about the File Europe islands.svg It is in italian but used also in the german version of the list. Is it posible, to translate the names of the islands to german and if, how. --Elrond (talk) 15:25, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Dispute resolution[edit]

Hello, I understand I am required to post this here because I mentioned you in a dispute resolution discussion Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution_noticeboard#Talk:Karait. Best regards. YuHuw (talk) 08:39, 27 January 2016 (UTC) Very sorry, still new to all this, apparently I had to move it here and notify you again Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. YuHuw (talk) 18:04, 27 January 2016 (UTC)