User talk:Afro-Eurasian

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7&6=thirteen () 14:00, 16 January 2014 (UTC)


WikiProject Dacia[edit]

Roman bust of a Dacian tarabostes, Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia - 20070614.jpg
Hi! From your edits, it looks like you might be interested in ancient Dacia. Would you like to join the WikiProject Dacia? It is a project aimed to better organize and improve the quality and accuracy of the articles related to these topics. We need help expanding and reviewing many articles, and we also need more images. Your input is welcomed! Thanks and best regards!

--Codrin.B (talk) 10:15, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg I'll keep your page on my watchlist while you're getting started.

If you find yourself needing help, feel free to leave a message on my talk page. Cheers! Iryna Harpy (talk) 03:55, 18 January 2014 (UTC)


I have never seen a more fitting edit than this:


You know, because you linked Africa, Europe, and Asia, and your username is Afro-Eurasian. Heh. Anyways. :) Just a hello! Ithinkicahn (talk) 05:17, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

About This Particular Vandal[edit]

This particular vandal that you've warned has a history of trying to insert incorrect information by rewriting various prehistoric mammal articles and often tries to expunge mention of the Miocene period.--Mr Fink (talk) 21:05, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing it out. I've reverted all edits made by IP I also gave a final warning (IP is banned for a week). I'll be keeping an eye on future edits, and I'm going to go through all of the other edits on the IP's you posted. Afro-Eurasian (talk) 21:30, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Mind you, the list isn't complete. Generally speaking, if an anonymous editor tries to rewrite that a prehistoric mammal is restricted to North/South America, even though it isn't, or adulterate the range to be Pleistocene, or removes all mention of the Miocene, that's our vandal.--Mr Fink (talk) 21:40, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Re: Special Barnstar[edit]

Not sure what this is for, but thanks nonetheless! --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 01:58, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! :) --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 02:16, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks from me too! Prioryman (talk) 11:38, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Feedback needed on using special characters[edit]

Hello. Thank you so much for using VisualEditor. Having editors use it is the best way for the Wikimedia Foundation to develop it into the best tool it can be.

While we always welcome general feedback (please report any issues in Bugzilla in the "VisualEditor" product or drop your feedback on the central feedback page on, the developers are especially interested right now in feedback on the special character inserter. This new tool is used for inserting special characters (including symbols like , IPA pronunciation symbols, mathematics symbols, and characters with diacritics). It is intended to help people whose computers do not have good character inserters. For example, many Mac users prefer to use the extensive "Special Characters…" tool present at the bottom of the Edit menu in all applications or to learn the keyboard shortcuts for characters like ñ and ü.

The current version of the special characters tool in VisualEditor is very simple and very basic. It will be getting a lot of work in the coming weeks and months. It does not contain very many character sets at this time. (The specific character sets can be customized at each Wikipedia, so that each project could have a local version with the characters it wants.) But the developers want your ideas at this early stage about ways that the overall concept could be improved. I would appreciate your input on this question, so please try out the character inserter and tell me what changes to the design would (or would not!) best work for you.

Screenshot of the Insert menu in VisualEditor
The "insert" pulldown on the task bar of VisualEditor will lead you to the 'Special character' tool.
Screenshot of Special Characters tool
This is the Special character inserter as it appears on many wikis. (Some may have customized it.) Your feedback on this tool is particularly important.

Issues you might consider:

  • Do you normally use a character inserter? Which character sets are useful to you? Should it include all 18 of the character sets provided in the wikitext editor's newer toolbar at the English Wikipedia, the 10 present in the older editor toolbar, or some other combination of character sets?
  • How many special characters would you like to see at one time?
    • Should there be a "priority" or "favorites" section for the 10 or 12 characters that most editors need most often? Is it okay if you need an extra click to go beyond the limited priority set?
    • How should the sections be split up? Should they be nested? Ordered?
    • How should the sections be navigated? Should there be a drop-down? A nested menu?
  • The wikitext editor has never included many symbols and characters, like and . Do you find that you need these missing characters? If the character inserter in VisualEditor includes hundreds or thousands of special characters, will it be overwhelming? How will you find the character you want? What should be done for users without enough space to display more than a few dozen characters?
  • Should the character inserter be statically available until dismissed? Should it hover near the mouse? Should it go away on every selection or 10 seconds after a selection with no subsequent ones?
  • Some people believe that the toolbar already has too many options—how would you simplify it?

The developers are open to any thoughts on how the special character inserter can best be developed, even if this requires significant changes.

Please leave your views on the MediaWiki feedback page (your regular username/password works there), or, if you'd prefer, you can contact me directly on my talk page. It would be really helpful if you can tell me how frequently you need to use special characters in your typical editing and what languages are important to you.

Thank you again for your work with VisualEditor and for any feedback you can provide. I really do appreciate it. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:42, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Vandalism, civility and other issues[edit]

Dear Afro-Eurasian, taking into account your edits in the article Hungarians, I suggest you should read Wikipedia:Vandalism and Wikipedia:Civility. Please also read Wikipedia:Sock puppetry and decide to use one of your user names when editing Latin peoples and its Talk page. Borsoka (talk) 03:38, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Sockpuppet investigation[edit]

FYI Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Afro-Eurasian. I suggested that you should not hide your original name. Borsoka (talk) 03:19, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Latin peoples article deletion[edit]

Article Latin peoples is nominated for deletion. I'm notifying everyone involved in the related merge discussion. Diego (talk) 11:29, 28 February 2014 (UTC)


I own some interesting scanned books regarding Latin peoples (pdf files). Please contact me on, I want to show you some interesting stuff. It is very important. (talk) 09:18, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

Stop icon with clock
You have been blocked from editing for a period of one month for sock puppetry. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the following text below this notice: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}. However, you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.  Bbb23 (talk) 18:48, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Blocked for sockpuppetry[edit]

Admins noticeboard[edit]

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