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As i understood you are Russian so...[edit]

Could you please help with the Russian martial arts thing?

I will tell you the problems:

1. Russian martial arts article needs referencing, and i couldn't find thise.

2. There are articles about martial arts in Russian that need to be translated to English. After translated to English, they also need to be referenced and expanded (the demends on the English Wikipedia are higher). Those articles are: [1], [2], [3].

If you can't do that, then please leave that messege to someone who can help here. Thank you. PocketMoon 17:25, 12 October 2007 (UTC)


  • I will help you after vacations. Hi, from Bangkok, Thailand Alex Bakharev 02:12, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
    • Have a great time! --Irpen 02:25, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Sovdepia[edit]

Dear Colleague/Comrade Alex Bakharev,

How are you? The above may need your help as to all its aspects of Rissian.
Cheers, --Ludvikus 16:09, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Protocoly sionskix mudrecov[edit]

I'm a bit surprised that I cannot trace the first usage of this Russian transliteration of the Title to which of the Thrre first Russian editions of the Protocols. Caqn you help? Thanks. --Ludvikus 17:10, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Chinese in the Russian Revolution[edit]

Could you read this [4] reference and let me know what it says (if anything) about the Chinese in the Russian Revolution? Thanks. --Ludvikus 04:21, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Can you let me know what you think of what happened in 1917:
    Мысль о построении социализма не особенно будоражила умы желтолицых пролетариев.
    Показательны воспоминания бойца Ли Фуцина, позже служившего в охране Ленина.
    Весной 1917 года, когда толпы голодных кули бродили по украинским степям,
    Ли с товарищами встретил русского, по фамилии Иванов. Он сказал:
    "Товарищи, чтобы остаться в живых, надо организоваться и начать бить царские войска.
    У них в пакгаузах есть и хлеб, и одежда".
    К этому времени Ли "уже понимал немного по-русски, и он почувствовал, что Иванов прав".
    Русско-китайский отряд "стал совершать налеты на гарнизоны, громить склады",
    пустил под откос поезд с боеприпасами. "Позднее Ли Фуцин понял, что отрядом руководят большевики".

Yours truly, --Ludvikus 13:27, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

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Barnsensu[edit]

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I hereby award this Barnsensu to you, Alex, for your work in tracking new articles likely related to Japan and boldly adding the section to the WikiProject Japan page. This list has proven incredibly useful. Thanks!

···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:38, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

User (bot) exlucsion from new articles[edit]

Kotbot (talk · contribs) is a bot populating en wiki with Poland geo stubs (villages, counties, etc.). It's making the new article list very hard to read now, as its contribs 'spam out' the others which I am weeding through (for cleanup/deletion/DYK noming). Can we exclude his contribs from being added to the new article list or move them to a separate section? -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  21:12, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Alex - any update on this?-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 01:04, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Actually, no progress yet. I thought it is one-off event and not actual now. I was obviously wrong. The problem is I am reluctant to have either a Poland-only solution or remove all new articles created by users with the name ending on *bot. I will think about a solution. Give me a couple of days Alex Bakharev 06:10, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:No personal attacks[edit]

Don't plan on continuing to revert war over this page if you can't be bothered to engage others in discussion. Meatpuppetry has been a significant problem on that talk page already; if you can't be part of the solution to that then do not contribute to the problem. Milto LOL pia 07:12, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

  • So I am a Mongo's puppet? Gee, thanks for the nice notice from the expert on civility Alex Bakharev 07:19, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
    • All I am saying is please do not merely revert to a version because MONGO likes it, or because those that MONGO has made out to be his enemies don't like it. If you're not doing that, then great! And I think calling me an "expert" on civility is a bit flattering. Milto LOL pia 07:22, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Unfounded accusations[edit]

I have received a note on my talk page that you are accusing me of running sockpuppets. It is a baseless accusation and you should withdraw it. Rather than summary judgements, try using Check User.--▓▒░الأهواز ★ Al-Ahwaz░▒▓ 23:06, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Note this [5]. Please perform a check user on me and those others you accuse and retract your allegations when the check user finds I am not using abusive sockpuppets.--▓▒░الأهواز ★ Al-Ahwaz░▒▓ 10:32, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Safavids, Tajik and checkuser[edit]

Please take a look at [6]. In case of User:Tajik, I wrote emails to various admins and to the clerics of the arbcom which got Tajik banned. He himself also wrote mails. But no one is reacting. Although User:Tajik-Professor is unblocked again and although it is attested that User:DerDoc wrote from Vienna in Austria, Tajik is still not unblocked. People do not even dare thinking about the problem. Meanwhile, Atabek continues his attacks and insults against Tajik and various others. He knows that Tajik cannot defend himself, but he still continues to insult him. This cannot be the right policy of Wikipedia, Alex. Your help is really needed! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.82.128.27 (talk) 01:10, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

About User:Marktwain403[edit]

Hullo, Alex. Me and Zscout had to spend some hours on restoring the damage done by this user at Vladimir Putin. He edited an older version of the article, with dead templates and ... a protection label. What he is changing himself looks OK, so people do not dare to simply revert him. As far as I am concerned, he actually destroyed my translation into good English of what was basically a paragraph in web translated German.

I noted on [7] that this is not the only article he's been pulling this sort of trick at. I also saw that he committed a 3RR on Vladimir Putin already and got blocked for it.

If you have the time, can you have a look at his further behaviour? I have told Zscout, I have told him - I do not see what else I can do without stalking. --Paul Pieniezny 08:45, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Now indefinitely blocked, so no longer necessary. Believe it or not, but I wanted to ask Ryulong to reconsider (say one week and forbidding him to edit the Putin and that University article - do not know whether that is possible), and then browsed through his contributions. It turned out this trick of working on older versions was rather recent. He was not doing it because he was new to Wikipedia. And apart from two edits to Shroud of Turin, all his edits were to two articles. Under those circumstances, he probably will not be missed. Poka. --Paul Pieniezny 15:34, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
Unfortunately, not the end of the story: [8]. Actually, now that he gave the IP away (the 100 which he simply copy pasted is a giveaway that it must be him), that contribution list there is also telling... I also told Ezhiki, since he restored another vandal's edit to Marktwain's version. I hope this does not qualify as "shopping around to get an opponent blocked". ;>) --Paul Pieniezny 23:49, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
IP is blocked for one month Alex Bakharev 23:54, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

New articles[edit]

Kiarash Anvari, Sadaf Foroughi and Saman Saloor

Thanks for your attention All the best

Fair use image[edit]

Hi Alex. I just wanted to point out that [9] is not really a valid fair use rationale. Some of it is, but you should have a more detailed rationale as seen in Image:Windows Longhorn logo.svg and use {{Non-free media rationale}}. DarkFalls seems to have added the proper template now. Thanks, Nishkid64 (talk) 07:23, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

User:AlexNewArtBot[edit]

How would you recommend adding this feature for Puerto Rico-related new articles, such as to Wikipedia:WikiProject Puerto Rico or Portal:Puerto Rico? Thanks. - Mtmelendez (Talk) 11:40, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

  • I would create the rules this week. I promise Alex Bakharev 00:10, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
    • Ah, thank you very much! I was afraid that I could mess it up. - Mtmelendez (Talk) 00:48, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Problems with your bot's search results pages[edit]

Your bot's Finland Search Result page keeps including Marco Casagrande as the last entry on the first (newest) page, despite the fact that the article was originally created in May 2007. This must be some kind of glitch in the bot's database. JIP | Talk 19:17, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

  • It is a very odd bug, I can not understand what have caused it. I will see if the problem persists Alex Bakharev 00:09, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Adil[edit]

Hi Alex. Please see this: [10] I believe the tag on banned user User:Isfaner's userpage should be changed, as there's no evidence to suggest that it had anything to do with Adil. Regards, Grandmaster 05:41, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Just found out about this: [11] I still think that any sockpuppetry accusations should be supported by evidence. All the best. Grandmaster 05:49, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
I have fixed the user page, thanks. I am not 100% sure it is Artaxiad as the POV seems to be different, but it is surely a sockpuppet editing from an open proxy that should be blocked Alex Bakharev 06:54, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
Sure, he looks like someone too familiar with wiki for a newbie, but it is impossible to tell now who it is. So thanks for fixing the page. Grandmaster 07:02, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Putin's Height[edit]

Hi Alex, as a new Wiki user ( I am still learning how to be a valuable contributor) I see you undid my comments about President's Putin's height compared to Ahmedinejad. Why did you do this? I am curious. Sawadee krap...hope you are enjoying Thailand...jg1way —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jg1way (talkcontribs) 13:38, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Jg1way, the parameter Height of the template is not for the height of the person it is for the height of the image! The result is a huge photo of Putin that completely breaks the article's layout. Party=KGB is also probably a joke. KGB is a former secret police of the Soviet Union not a political party. The party affiliation of Putin is complex: officially he is not a member of any party, but he is listed in the #1 spot on the 2008 Duma election list for the United Russia party. Alex Bakharev 03:06, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Putinism[edit]

Hi, Alex. You have recently added images to Putinism article, which show percentages of "siloviki" in Russian government. Maybe, Silovik article is better place for some of this images? —Preceding unsigned comment added by DonaldDuck (talkcontribs) 04:24, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

  • The picture is based on the Illarionov's presentation about Putinism, so I expect it is relevant there. it illustrates the idea about the very high persentage of siloviki's in the Government Alex Bakharev 23:56, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

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Sockpuppet avoiding block[edit]

Hi, you recently blocked ChrisFashion (talk · contribs). He has made a new account, Chriistopher (talk · contribs), and per Wikipedia:Sock_puppetry#Circumventing_policy, a second account may not be used to avoid a ban or block. Could you please see to this? Thankyou. — jacĸrм (talk) 12:47, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Already indefblocked 23:57, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

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Melbourne Meetup[edit]

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Problem[edit]

I don't want to be engaged in any talks with Irpen, but could you please take a look at [12] and decide whether my edit is really that strange. Colchicum 22:21, 2 November 2007 (UTC) To clarify the things, I find it alarming that an apparently clueless Wikipedian who hasn't lately contributed any content follows my edits so closely, and I consider claims that all Orthodoxes in Russia are parishioners of the Moscow Patriarchate offensive and factually incorrect. Colchicum 22:42, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

  • I have not found any claims regarding the Moscow Patriarchate in Irpen's variant at all. Please be more attentive the next time you call somebody clueless. AFAIK the question is much more important in Ukrainian politics than in Russian one, so I guess Irpen has clues in the matter. I am not 100% sure we need to dwell on the complicated question which orthodox churches in Russia are controlled by ROC which churches have only ecumenical connection with ROC, which churches are non-canonical or have ecumenical connection through the other patriarchates maybe better serve in Religion in Russia or Russian Orthodox Church. On the other hand if we can put a short informative description regarding the control of different Orthodox Churches in Russia it might help. On the other hand Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate is not an official name of the church organizations but rather a derogative term. I do not think the edit to Russia telling that there live Moskals and other nationalities would be found helpful. Alex Bakharev 23:12, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
    • This is not Irpen's variant, this is a plain revert, where all the references are to the Russian Orthodox Church, which says nothing about other denominations.Colchicum 23:19, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Marktwain403 socks[edit]

Since you blocked his IP, I think it is fair I should tell you about this: Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/Marktwain403‎. Thanks for the prompt action, by the way. --Paul Pieniezny 23:27, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Already blocked by Ryulong Alex Bakharev 00:04, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
    • Three minutes before I submitted. I am sorry I cannot type faster. But what happens to my suspicion report now? Will it get deleted automatically? --Paul Pieniezny 01:41, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Talk:Estonian_pirates#Estonian_Viking_Expeditions[edit]

I don't understand your reverted move. Concensus was achieved between the main proponants in the move debate, see Talk:Estonian_pirates#Estonian_Viking_Expeditions. Note that the debate, which you never were involved with, is no longer ongoing and the RM tag was removed from the talk page before your intervention. Please move the title back. Martintg 00:47, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

  • WP:RM is not closed. Also I want to draw you attention that the salted trick considered to be a serious violation of wikirules. Thanks Alex Bakharev 01:24, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Who decides when a debate is closed? You, an univolved admin, or the people actually involved in the debate. Did somebody request you to intervene, or was it a unilateral decision on your part? Martintg 01:34, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
  • It is suppose to be closed by an uninvolved admin Alex Bakharev 01:38, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

I think it is by far more important that Martin resorted to the dirty trick in page move through scorching the earth. Your warning, Alex, was highly warranted. Hopefully, he would draw some serious conclusions from it and will not create artificial histories to redirects, a trick known by its inventor AndriyK. --Irpen 01:40, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Indeed Alex was correct in warning me, and I stand corrected. Alex, could you move Template_talk:Soviet_occupation_zones back to Template_talk:Soviet_occupations, User:Dojarca employed a similar trick. Martintg 01:53, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

interesting, I just noticed the thing and was about to ask why exactly was this article reverted against the reached consensus on the talk page but I can see the issue has been raised already. The requested move case was only relevant because it wasn't possible to move the article: there was no consensus. After the consensus was met, the requested move by Martintg should have been closed by Martintg, I don't see any reasons for any administrative involvement here. But lets thank Alex Bakharev for the input, and have the revert reverted according to the consensus on the talk page ASAP. Thanks--Termer 04:05, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
PS. I think accusations against Martintg here, some sort of "salted trick" by Alex Bakharev and "dirty trick" by Irpen are so far out that I don't know what to say. Once again, Martintg opened the requested move, once it wasn't needed any more because a consensus was met, it should have been closed by him. Accusing an editor of some sort of nonsense who has worked hard for finding a consensus regarding the subject, in some sort of dirty tricks is not exactly what I'd call showing good faith here by Alex Bakharev and Irpen. In case you guys Alex Bakharev and Irpen did just misundrestand anything, I think its fine , we can just put this another incident behind us and move on. In any case it's my understanding that Martintg deserves an apology. Thanks!--Termer 04:23, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Termer, Martin deserves no apology but a reprimand. He moved the page and salted the redirect to prevent the move from being reverted. Next time he will likely be blocked. That said, he will hopefully learn the lesson and we can all indeed put this incident behind. --Irpen 05:02, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

salted the redirect? It must be me. I have no idea how one can "prevent the move from being reverted"? And since it has been reverted I can't see how did he "prevent the move from being reverted"? However he had every reason to to move the page since it was his initiative to move it and once a consensus was met, he acted accordingly and as far as I can tell, the intentions and the move was done in good faith. In case he messed up anything technically, suggesting that he would be blocked for such a thing is again, as far out as I can think of. --Termer 05:10, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Termer, why don't you ask Martin how he made his move? He will tell you the details himself. --Irpen 05:22, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

I can see how he has moved the page, it's all in the edit history. he moved it to Estonian viking expeditions and then later he has changed his mind and had vikings with capital V, moved it to Estonian Viking expeditions. If it was up to me, I would have had all capital letters since it's a title. So what's your point? You're clearly suggesting that I'm missing something?--Termer 05:28, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Sorry I made a bit of a mess of the move, I couldn't decide between the different capitalisations. The move itself was most certainly done in good faith, I was the one who followed process and initiated the move debate to begin with, there was very extensive discussions, many alternative names were discussed and a compromise title Estonian Viking expeditions was found that was acceptable to all. Thus having found a compromise, I believed I did the necessary things to close the debate and move the article. I didn't realise that only admins can close a debate. I don't require an apology, I accept there was some confusion and misunderstanding here. Can we move on and move the article back to the consensus title? I can do it myself, but I don't want to be accused of move warring. --Martintg 05:39, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

No admin needs to close a debate! where did you get that one from ? Once a debate has been closed by a consensus what is there to close ? As far as I'm concerned, the only mistake you made was not to close your requested move. Only moves that can't be made by regular editors should be requested. A move that is done according to reached consensus on the talk page, what is there to request? If anybody had problems with your move, it would have been against the consensus that had been reached after the difficult debate. So, am I still missing anything?--Termer 05:50, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Well according to Alex above "It is suppose to be closed by an uninvolved admin" [13], so perhaps he can explain things. Martintg 11:24, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Termer, no, you can't see how he moved the page because it is not in the edit history. He (1) moved the page, (2) blanked the redirect and (3) restored it with 2 and 3 being to scorch the earth. Mess with capitalization was taken care of separately. There was nothing else there than an AndriyK trick in page move. --Irpen 14:52, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Seems like you keep accusing Martintg of some wrongdoing...So far I can't see any reasons for Martintg to use any tricks knowingly as he acted after a consensus was met on the talk page. So why would Martintg deliberately use the "AndriyK trick in page move"? I fail to see any reasons that would motivate using any tricks knowingly for the move. So I still don't have a slightest idea what are you talking about?--Termer 17:08, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
Termer, please do me a favor. Ask Martin himself, how he moved it, what has he done to a redirect immediately after the move and why he did so. You seem to not believe and disagree with me. Ask him then. --Irpen 18:24, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
It seems to me Martintg clearly said above that he made the move in good faith, so what is there to ask? I have no reason to question the motivations or the move itself. In case he messed up anything with the redirects, it doesn't seem to be anything that can't be fixed. So what's your point? Why would anybody deliberately use any "dirty tricks" for a move that's based on a consensus. I'm sorry, the accusation just doesn't add up or make any sense to me.--Termer 19:02, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

The whole point of warnings is to inform a user that a particular behavior is considered wrong or disruptive. It is not a punishment or anything. The salted redirect trick is considered quite disruptive if done deliberately. Most probably Martin did something that appears as a salted trick in good faith but at any rate this information would not hurt. Usually it is a bad idea until to move an article until WP:RM is closed by an uninvolved admin who is a regular at WP:RM. As an example, I am formally not an uninvolved as I have voted and I am not a regular at WP:RM. Martin is not uninvolved either nor he is an admin and I doubt he is a WP:RM-regular. Still the move seems to have consensus and if some regular objects to the non-admin closure let him do it. In future for a contested move better to wait until an uninvolved admin. Thats all Alex Bakharev 04:54, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair enough Alex. Next time feel free to just drop me an email or check with me on my talk page first before acting, there are always two sides to every story. Martintg 05:59, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Russia FAC[edit]

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Need help[edit]

Hi, Alex! I am a new user from Bulgaria. Please check the article Albena Bakratcheva and decide if it - after many revisions - already covers Wikipedia's rules. (See: Talk page) If necessary, please help improve it to be more neutral and encyclopedic. Thank you!--85.130.24.139 05:34, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

As I noted in my edit summary, my concerns are expressed at the articles FA candidacy page. Miyokan is aware of this. Don't worry, I know about 3RR. I have only reverted three times to ensure the NPOV tag remains in place as it should. Cheers. --Folantin 09:24, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Please reinstate that NPOV tag. As I said, some of my many concerns are expressed on the article's FAC page as Miyokan is aware. --Folantin 09:32, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Miyokam might be aware that particular concerns you have in mind but neither me nor the readers of the article do. Please specify your grievances on the talk page of the article so the article can be improved. Alex Bakharev 09:39, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Done. Now please reinstate the tag in the interim. --Folantin 09:47, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Look, it's still POV. Please re-add the tag until I've had a go at fixing it. --Folantin 10:49, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, the tag says the issues are discussed on talk. Until you put a specific grievances that I would agree with (e.g. the coverage of the Napoleonic Wars do not start in 1812) I do not intend to insert anything Alex Bakharev 10:57, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Fine. I'll get another admin to do it. --Folantin 11:03, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

A request[edit]

Hello Alex. It looks like problems surrounding one particular contributor reached maximum, I have in mind this WP:POINT disruptive campaign: [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] (let me remind that such WP:POINT campaigns we saw and previously). As you have proper authority among editors, could you please talk with this contributor and inform him that such practices is not tolerated on WP. Thanks in advance, M.K. 09:34, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

  • I gave him a warning Alex Bakharev 10:58, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Alex, for the quick response. I truly believe that your note to him will stop future disruption. BTW, do you intend to run for ArbCom elections? M.K. 11:11, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
I had a quick look at these articles. I would actually support the last but one change by User:Halibutt. I do not like it when somebody's name is changed after his death even though it is sure he/she never used that other name. My favourite example: Vladimir Petrov was always known under that name, even when he played first board for Latvia (there is a reason why chess archives always use that name [19]). There is really no reason for the other changes, but the first link is bothersome, almost disruptive: Halibutt's edit puts the Polish version of the name in front of a sound file which gives the pronunciation of the Lithuanian name.--Paul Pieniezny 11:28, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
That's because the guy used the Polish surname even in Lithuanian publications. Check the picture posted in the article if you don't believe me. //Halibutt 15:03, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Concerning Iwinski, I noticed that too, of course, but as I said, I support you there - though we should perhaps have a look at naming conventions to make sure that we are even-handed before we start actually renaming. The other four changes I do not understand on their own merit and I noticed that you again put DaukantasBasanavicius' Polish surname before the Lithuanian ogg file. That is why you are being accused of WP:POINT, by the way. Paul Pieniezny 15:55, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
He did it again [20], [21], [22], [23] and this time he found another article to attack [24]. Is there a way to stop this kind of a disruption?--Lokyz 19:28, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Per Paul, Alex, I don't think Halibutt is being disruptive. Adding Polish names to individuals with shared heritage and known under both Polish and Lithuanian names (ex. first name from the list, see [25]) fits encyclopedia building; note Halibutt is not moving the articles - just adding informative names (and not changing their order, too, i.e. not forcing the Polish name before Lithuanian). On the other hand the editors reverting all of his edits, often with offensive edit summaries, and removing useful additions (such as bishop's Valan%C4%8Dius penname), are rather disruptive ([26], [27], [28]). I hope you will at the very least warn all disruptive parties.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 20:54, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Such practice as this [29][30] [31] and similar is the classical POINT disruption: If you think you have a valid point, causing disruption is probably the least effective way of presenting that point – and it may get you blocked. In ability to see this disruption saddens me and let me remind that POINT disruption may lead to block. M.K. 06:56, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Wow, Piotrus now concerns about civility despite a dead silence after active calling for help from me [32], [33], [34]- Halibutt is sure the one to not have a right to call other editors vandals. Why? There is an explanation on the talk page Talk:Karolina_Proniewska#Halibutt's disruption. (well, att least someone disrupting a reference to the source he's never read (since he does not know the language it's written) sure might be called a disruptor.--Lokyz 21:19, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
I am sorry (also for naming the wrong article the second time - I hereby corrected it), but at Jonas Basanavičius Halibutt is putting the Polish name between the Lithuanian name and its pronunciation. Resulting in the sound file becoming useless. He read my complaint, but repeated that edit. As for the basis for the dispute, we are dealing here with four people (out of five) whose relevance or contribution to Polish history is minimal. Small wonder that none of your book googles are in the English language, and that the only non-Polish one is a French history of Poland. Sorry, this is English wikipedia. I agree that the English book googles for Jonas Basanavičius are not very numerous, but at least there are some. And now for the book quoted in the article: [35] But I still believe in 1RR. --Paul Pieniezny 22:00, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
I have fixed JB ogg file placing. The case on whether Polish name is important enough to merit inclusion should be discussed on talk. Looking at all of them I see some case (JB) where it doesn't appear to be necessary, but also others where it seems to be relatively useful. Halibutt might have erred by adding the name to one or two articles. This should be discussed on talk of relevant articles in a civil manner. Accusing him of disruption and vandalism for doing that, and calling an admin to look into "widespread disruption", is much more disruptive.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 22:37, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Bah! Now I get it! If the case of the .ogg file is the problem, then let me explain my stance. The explanation is fairly prosaic: in my view all bracketed data should go together, in order not to make the opening sentence too complicated. That's why I prefer all years, pronunciation files, pen-names, noms de guerre and such placed in one set of brackets after the names, and not in between. Otherwise we'd have a complete mess. But if you consider that a problem, then let's leave it as it is, no problem with me. On the other hand, I do have a problem with M.K. and Lokyz reverting even sourced edits. //Halibutt 23:03, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Note: to better understand what I mean by a clumsy lead - please follow this link //Halibutt 00:07, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Guys, I do not see a consensus that Halibutt's actions are in bad faith, and I personally do not have enough knowledge to be certain one way or another. So please handle the case via usual WP:DR e.g. start an article RFC. I could protect the four article meanwhile if needed. I would prefer to protect the stable version Alex Bakharev 00:36, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Now this seems much more POINTless to me, could you comment on that? [36], [37]. -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 04:31, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Gived Dan a warning Alex Bakharev 04:51, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
I am afraid that the warning was forgotten after a few days. Seemingly as a reply to this, we get revert warring .... Could you deal with it? Thanks.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 05:51, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for looking into it. Since you commented in the last FAC, I am looking forward to your comments this time; I have extensively rewrote the article over the period of the past year and I hope it now addresses all concerns raised then.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 18:06, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Well, not that it's my business but once I happened to notice this, I'm not getting it why is this a problem if both spellings are given in any of these articles? I think it would be interesting to know what exactly any of these guys was called in both languages once you guys were married once, I mean Lithuania and Poland, it would be good to know what exactly any of the the "maiden names" happened to be. The only thing missing for my eyes are Polish: {{{1}}} Lithuanian: {{{1}}}. In case the problem is what spelling exactly should come first, thats something you can work out I'm sure of this. The fact that the marriage didn't work out after all, it shouldn't be a reason for this, sorry to say, in my opinion silly dispute on WP. The only point that's been made with these "disruptive edits" is exactly the same what I've said above. The people are known with different names or spellings on each side of the border, following the WP:NPOV, each POV should be presented fairly.--Termer 05:18, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
For a compromise I'd suggest to use the most common spellings in English for article titles for ex Joseph Pilsudski and follow that up with Polish: Józef Piłsudski; Lithuanian: Juozas Pildsuskis --Termer 05:26, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Your comment[edit]

Alex, don't get me wrong, but your comment comes some year too late. Almost every time I do create new content ([38]), it soon gets Lithuanized by the Lithuanian club, regardless of how many arguments against it are presented. Finally, after more than a year, I gave up, and granted the Lithuanian club the right to add modern Lithuanian surname to any personality they see fit. However, I reserve the very same right for myself. What's wrong with that? If you call that a disruption, then why didn't you call the actions of those who attack me the same way?

Anyway, if it's ok to add Lithuanian names even to clearly non-Lithuanian people, then why isn't it ok to add the Polish name to articles on people who spoke Polish and used their Polish surnames themselves? //Halibutt 15:02, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Sock votes[edit]

Hi, I see you've just blocked another sock of Bonny. Can the edits of User:Mr. Diegos to Talk:Bălţi be collectively undone? Specifically, the voting part. --Illythr 21:12, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Marktwain403: new sock[edit]

I have told Ryulong, and mentioned it in the suspected sosck puppet page: he is now editing Warren University and Putin from a library or school as 204.62.68.23. If he cannot be blocked, his two targets should be protected, I am afraid. Thanks for allowing me some sleep, if you find a way ... ;>) --Paul Pieniezny 22:22, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Blocked the IP for a month Alex Bakharev 00:37, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
And it goes on: 12.45.122.2. Added to Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/Marktwain403. Somehow, he will always switch to the other page and betray himself. Unfortunately, limited protection (IPs and new users) may prove to be the only way out. I find this very funny, but is it the normal thing to do: User:Marktwain403? --Paul Pieniezny 17:11, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Russia sandbox[edit]

Hi Alex,

I wanted to see what you think of the changes I made to the Russia article in a sandbox I created at User:Miyokan/Sandbox. I greatly reduced the huge 'History' section of the Russia article, and changed the 'Culture' section through removing the cuisine information, reducing the 7 overcrowded pictures down to 3, and reformatting. Let me know whether you think it should be put up. PS- Yes, some of the history section needs to be edited so that some of the jumps through history make sense.--Miyokan 04:49, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Page move vandalism[edit]

Hi, Alex. Khorasani Turkish language article was moved without any conclusive discussion to Khorasani Turkic language by User:07fan. There is a probability of this user being User:Tajik, since his main articles of interent and manner are similar. In the Ethnoloque report [39], it's clear that the common terminology is Khorasani Turkish language. I shall greatly appreciate if you spend some time on this. Best wishes. E104421 15:22, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

  • How can i move the article back to its previous location. The talk pages should stand still, aren't they? Regards. E104421 16:29, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
    • Just press the move button and specify the desired location. As the redirect there has no history it should not require administrative rights. If somebody has created a history to the redirect an admin intervention needed to delete the old redirect (BTW do not do it intentionally, it consider to be a very bad faith move). The talk pages are better to be kept with the main article. If the move warring continue, please start a WP:RM process Alex Bakharev 23:07, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
      • Thank you very much. I'll try your clearly outlined procedure. Btw, you might be interested in the comments here and here in the Talk:Turkish people page, since your name was mentioned in. Best wishes. E104421 22:47, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

FYI...[edit]

Thought you might be interested in WP:ANI#Possible sysop impersonator. -- Gogo Dodo 00:43, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks! It was interesting Alex Bakharev 01:24, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Sorry about that, I was trying to figure out where he was getting that stuff from. Love, Neranei (talk) 01:28, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

TfD[edit]

Ten days ago I nominated a template for deletion. Apparently no administrator has gotten around to clearing the back log of TfDs that are meant to run for seven days. Could you give me hand by using those admin tools of yours to close a couple of the older discussions. Generally they look to be quite clear calls. Thanks! Bobby1011 23:07, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Done. I have closed the TfD as Delete Alex Bakharev 00:48, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks very much. Bobby1011 01:41, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

I was going to write a kook for Valery when I noticed that his brother Pavel already had one. Are you aware that one of the new variations is to have a double hook. I have modded your existing hook below. If you prefer it then you should get two DYKs... If not then maybe Valery needs a hook of his own as they are very nice paintings Victuallers 21:33, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

    • I like your alternative hook! Alex Bakharev 00:18, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

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May be German site must be change to comply with this spelling convention, from there I take Sukacev, and so on--Penarc 22:08, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

  • German has different rules to transliterate Russian names. We have WP:RUS here Alex Bakharev 01:14, 14 November 2007 (UTC) roger that--Penarc 17:05, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

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What's the deal[edit]

Why is your bot flagging this article on so many pages????? links Nothing like overkill! Reply my talk, thanks // FrankB 00:46, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Well, false positives happen. Look into the log files while the article is linked there Alex Bakharev 04:38, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Uncivil Comments[edit]

Hi Alex can you take a look at here: [40]. I was going to delete it, but the user seems to know Wikipedia well. I am not sure if a warning is sufficient for such disturbances. --alidoostzadeh (talk) 23:00, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Other uncivil comments/edits are here: [41],[42],[43], and [44]. I warned that user several times but still doing that. Regards. E104421 (talk) 18:13, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

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AGF on Babakexorramdin´s page[edit]

dear Alex I assume that 1- Wikipedia as a sourse of knowledge should not be political at all. 2- It should not be a racist forum. 3- It should not be biased. Unfortunately wikipedia´s main adminitrators were too tolerant to anti-Iranianism. Just remember the comments " what the fuck is Iran" of the guy who could be Enumber/ Baristarim. Why double standards?--Babakexorramdin (talk) 00:44, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Babakexorramdin, I appreciate that you seems not to be a mindless supporter of the usual teams in the perennial wiki-conflicts (Turks against Iranians, Arabs against Iranians, Azeris against Iranians, Pushtuns against Tajiks, Kurds against Turks etc.) having your fair share of conflicts with some mebers of all of those teams. It is good to judge edits on their merits rather than political persuasions. On the other hand, please be more civil and friendly. Everybody can crack a stupid joke, this not a reason to disregard his or her positive contributions forever or even contributions of people loosely associated with a joker (on the other hand persistent racist jokes wis a sure way to wikiban).
I am not sure I deserve to be called anti-Iranian. At least the guy who once has named me " hairy caveman iranian grass eater" was probably of another opinion Alex Bakharev (talk) 01:28, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Dear Alex I did not call you anti-Iranian. And the ones I talked about did more than a bad joke. But As I said I do not want to get involved into political fights. But something: there is no conflicts between Iranians and Turks (at least most do not) the problem is instigated by some others. I wont tell who as you mighht know it yourself. secondly Azeris vs. Iranian is wrong. Azeris are Iranian and they live largely in Iran. AAlso as you saw all academic resources call them Iranian and that the republic of Azerbaijan was called Arran (and Shirvan) and not Azerbaijan. Those nti-Iranians from republic of Azerbaijan have a political agenda. And as I have been there I can assure you that most of its people do not have any anti-Iranian feelings. On the contrary! As you might know therare are people (connected to oil industry) are abusing Wikipedia as a propaganda machine in otrder to create ethnical tensions and pusrue their goals. --Babakexorramdin (talk) 11:12, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

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Battle of Kostiuchnówka[edit]

Would you happen to know the Ukrainian and/or Russian name of Kostiuchnówka? I couldn't find one :( -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 22:33, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

  • It will be Костюхновка (Kostyukhnovka) in Russian, Костюхнівка (Kostyukhnivka) in Ukrainian. See [45], [46] Alex Bakharev (talk) 00:35, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

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Hi Alex. Why are you always protecting the articles not in my version? Beh-nam, 82.83./User:Tajik and the "new" user User:07fan are deleting sourced information in Timur ([47], [48], [49]). The sourced information that the derogatory title Timur "Lang"(="the Lame") was first use by Timur's Persian enemies is getting deleted. All 3 users (in fact, I think it is only 2 users, because User:07fan seems to be another sock puppet of Tajik) are Persian. It seems that they delete this sourced information becuase it is unconvenient to them because of Persian nationalistic feelings. I don't understand why you protected in their version :(
and the other case: in Timurid dynasty the information that the self designation of the Timurids would allegedly be "Gurkani" is not sourced in the referenced literature. I have controlled the referenced literature and made this entry on the discussion page. It seems that Behnam and 07fan/82.83.xx.xx/Tajik do not source their edits accurately and they do not answer to my critique and questions because they cannot answer. It seems to be simply pov-pushing by them per co-operation. However, again you protected the article in their version. What can I do to make it right against these two users? They are ignoring my critiques, they supply unsourced pro-persian edits and they delete sourced edits, which seem to be unconvenient to them because of their Persian nationalistic feeling. Nevertheless, you protected the articles in their version. 85.178.162.50 (talk) 14:54, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Please get yourself an account, then you would be able to edit semiprotected articles. Also please obey WP:3RR. I am not an expert in Persian history but I think an article RfC or other forms of WP:DR might be helpful if you disagree with other editors Alex Bakharev (talk) 23:43, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Classification of admins[edit]

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Naval ranks and insignia of the Russian Federation[edit]

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List of countries by HDI[edit]

Hello:

The HDI is measured by referring to mainlands only, i.e. excluding Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, and so on. With regard to Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, and so on - See footnote no. 8 in the article. The article can't contradict itself. Have a good day. Eliko (talk) 12:49, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

  • I have no objections in moving Turkey, Azerbaijan or Kazakhstan into the Europe section, but I want to stress the difference: while most of the population of those countries lives in Asia, the capitals are in Asia, the historical centers are from Asia, etc. In the case of Russia 90% of population lives in Europe, the historical centers of migration are in Europe, the capital is in Europe. Alex Bakharev 04:50, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

USER PAGE HELP[edit]

Hey I need some help to make my user page better and you seem alright. I want to make it look cool, not bland and using userboxes and stuff as well. Please reply on my talk page. [[User_talk:Gibbsyspin|let's talk]] (talk) 02:31, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

  • I am very busy at the moment and I do not think a cool user page is the most important part of wikiediting. Your userpage is cool enough to my tastes. No go to the mainspace Alex Bakharev 04:55, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

NewArtBot[edit]

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Your edit to Jimbo's talk page[edit]

Please excuse my editorial suggestion, but your post to Jimbo's talk page[50] gives the impression that !! was being monitored and was ultimately blocked by Durova for suspicion of harassing female Wikipedians. With due respect, I ask you to refactor that. User !! is no longer with the project, as you are aware, and is not in a position to defend his reputation. I can only assume that it was not your intention to further smear him, and that your post has done so unintentionally. Risker (talk) 05:37, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Done. Per yours and Durova's request Alex Bakharev (talk) 08:03, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
  • I cannot believe you even had the nerve to write this [51] "she had reasons to believe that there was an active wikipedian involved into sick email harassment of female wikipedians (obviously it was not User:!! but she had thought he was)." There could be no conceivable grounds for her even thinking such a thing. User: !! has already left the project vowing never to return. How much longer would you like to prolong this embarrassing ordeal. If Durova is after the sympathy vote she is going to have to drag up a great deal more than that. I am quite sure there are sicko people out there mailing female wikipedias but going about with foolish evidence and then dragging completely innocent editors name through the shit it not the way to solve it. !! has been completely humiliated, what more do you want? If those who sit about on these select and secret mailing lists speculating these matters got off their behinds a little more and mixed amongst the contributing editors they might find they are a great deal wiser about who is who! That would be better for the encyclopedia than you attempting for a resurrection of the Durova affair. Regarding your claim claim that Durova feels she "had no chances to present her evidence" - she consistently refused to answer any questions at all. She condemned herself out of her own mouth and the time is now past for new editions of her evidence. Durova's friends should be encouraging her to write pages, be useful and above all be silent. Giano (talk) 10:03, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
      • It seems that I might misunderstand Durova's line of reasoning, it might be that the sicko was an additional distraction behind her shoulders and she thought of !! to be a puppet of somebody else. Or whatever. I have removed my message and bring my sincere apologies for adding more confusion to this ordeal already filled with misunderstandings. On the other hand if a cop arrests somebody for having a car similar to a serial rapist there is no disrespect in it after the coincidence is cleared. The policeman on the other hand might be acting in good faith or even act correctly depending on the circumstances. You might know a little bit more about !! and find any accusations against him absurd. The only thing Durova knew at the time about !! were his username and the three-months history of good contributions and it was easier for her to make the egregious mistake. I am not to be a judge here but before continue your righteous struggle I would recommend to chat with her for some time Alex Bakharev (talk) 12:20, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
        • What you need to remember here also is that !! asked Durova politely to email him the secret dossier she compiled on him, a reasonable request I believe. To date, Durova has refused to do so, perhaps one of the reasons !! has decided not to return. Until Durova does this, I don't believe that she has made full amends for what she did to !!. Cla68 (talk) 21:05, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
          • I am not Durova's lawyer nor have frequent communications with her so I am in no position to speak on her behalf. Still as an admin I did a few sockpuppet investigations on my own and I can safely guess that the "dossier" consists of !!'s contributions and some information provided by other users via private communication. While the contribution's list is trivial and does not need emailing I guess I understand why she would be quite reluctant to forward the private communication part. I (and I am sure Durova too) wishes !! all the best in his editing under whatever account he chooses to use. Still he must understand that by abandoning his previous account and accepting the User:!!'s one he had greatly increased the risk to be falsely identified as a sock, that indeed happened. Alex Bakharev (talk) 01:11, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
            • He shouldn't have to worry about being falsely identified as a sock. We shouldn't be searching for sock puppets among productive editors. The mindset that !!'s positive contributions were evidence of evil intent is stunning in the level of bad faith that it shows. Also, there shouldn't be any reason that Durova couldn't redact the personal information from her secret file (basically, other peoples' names and email addresses) and then send the rest to !!. Cla68 (talk) 01:46, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
                • I completely agree that users with a history of good contributions deserve much more careful investigation than users with trivial contributions. Obviously Durova failed in that regard. Still there are cases there sockpupeets should be blocked even if their edits are good: e.g., puppets of people blocked for harassment, per violations of WP:NLT, blatant violation of WP:SOCK (good hand - bad hand), people banned by Arbcom, etc. Since wiki has no way of a 100%-proof identification of socks there are always chances of been wrongfully accused of socking. Changing accounts greatly increases this risk. Regarding editing out personal information from the emails it depends on the nature of the emails. It might be difficult to edit info enough to make the emails unidentifiable but not stongly enough for the emails to be recognizable. Besides one can easily destroy the interesting bits of info zeroing the usability. I better like the idea to have a person with a checkuser access who both parties trust to examine the evidence. Alex Bakharev (talk) 03:38, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Please take part in the discussion [52]Muscovite99 (talk) 15:08, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

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Rouge admins[edit]

I have nominated Category:Rouge admins for deletion. Please express your views on Wikipedia:User categories for discussion. Regards, Masterpiece2000 (talk) 05:40, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

  • I am neutral here because of conflict of interests Alex Bakharev (talk) 08:38, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

NewArtBot[edit]

Hey, i was just wondering if you maybe, could include your "NewArtBot" in my Wikiproject, WikiProject Los Angeles, specifically, Wikipedia:WikiProject Los Angeles\New articles to sort through the new articles that may be related to the project. Thanks for your help. (♠Taifarious1♠) 11:18, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

  • I will do it, just give me a couple of days, very busy in real life Alex Bakharev (talk) 01:10, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
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User:AlexNewArtBot/AustraliaSearchResult - Help[edit]

Hi Alex. This [[page does not seem to be updated recently. This is a really useful service and it would be great if we can get this up and running again. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Cheers, Mattinbgn\talk 06:07, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for finding it! I believed I fixed it. Alex Bakharev (talk) 07:50, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

NewArtBot: Patrolled only?[edit]

Hello there. I'm a great fan of NewArtBot, specifically the Mexico feed. However, in today's update, I noted several articles I've created over the past few days weren't included, alongside others that were (in the same 'series' of articles: eg XEPET & XEZON included, XEVFS & XEETCH not). I compared the two sets, and the most obvious thing was the patrolled arts. were included, while the unpatrolled ones weren't. So, is it that NewArtBot ignores unpatrolled pages? Does it return to them once they are patrolled? NB: please, this isn't a complaint about the inclusion/noninclusion of my articles; it's not even a complaint. No, it's just that I'd be more likely to do my part for new page patrolling if presented with a subset of the new articles (ie, in my areas of interest), rather than wading through the pages and pages of yellow on Special:NewPages. Result: less garbage sneaking in under the radar. Or am I barking up the wrong tree and it's not a patrolled/unpatrolled distinction? Aille (talk) 19:04, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Hi, Aille. Because of my mistake the bot have not run for a few days, thus a few articles are missing. I am trying to rerun trough a deeper number of articles and hope it would not crush Alex Bakharev (talk) 23:01, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. Yes, I noticed it hadn't run for a few days -- kind of missed it! If I have anything else to report I'll let you know. Are you interested in hearing about articles that went through the log, probably should have reported positive, but didn't; or are you too busy at the moment? Regards, Aille (talk) 23:14, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

I have noticed recently the same problem as described above and the bot has been running for the past few days. Jespinos (talk) 02:47, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

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Romanov princesses[edit]

I notice that User: Countmein1990 is changing the birthdates in the articles for the three Romanov princesses the same way that User: Clockworkgirl21 did. I suspect this is the same poster under a different name because of the pattern of edits. I have reverted her and posted a warning on her page. Perhaps you'd like to keep an eye on those articles as well. Thanks. --Bookworm857158367 (talk) 02:19, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

  • I have blocked the sock indefinetly and the sockmaster for 72h Alex Bakharev (talk) 02:29, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Turko-Persian tradition and Shahnameh[edit]

Hi, Alex. I wonder why you protected the articles, since nobody reverted more than two times. There is no edit war at all. There are already discussion on the talk pages about the dispute. One is related with copy-vio quotation which is not relevant to the context of the article, the other is related with Igor Diakonov reference. Btw, it's so strange that immediately after my addition of Diakonov based information, User:Ali doostzadeh immediately deleted the cited reference (21:09, 16 December 2007), then he jumped into Turko-Persian tradition (21:14 - 21:31, 16 December 2007) and added Tajik's quotation, as he did in the Timurids article, his edits are from Tajik's quotations [53],[54],[55]. All these seems proxying. I do not want to state these, but i feel that i should. Sorry for bothering you. Regards. E104421 (talk) 01:13, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

I did not delete Diakonov, since Diakonov has been already mentioned before you decided to edit the article for the first time. That is you did not read the article even, and just inserted a POV fork right in the intro. Now that the article is locked, we can discuss the issue in the talkpage. As per proxying, I am not sure which ip is who and what. Perhaps it is Tajik. But the information is not Tajik, it is Iranica and Bernard Lewis. So it is not Tajik's quotation but Iranica and Bernard Lewis. If I see useful information on the talkpage from anyone, I can include it. There is no law in Wikipedia against including useful information. --alidoostzadeh (talk) 02:09, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Everbody familiar with Tajik knows that the ips starting with 82.83... is highly likely Tajik if editing Central Asian topics. On the other hand, nobody is objecting addition of useful material, but in Tajik's case, there is a misrepresentation/misinterpretation of the information by selective editing. In addition, Iranica is known as a biased source. In case of Turko-Persian tradition, if you check the references, you'll see that the authors of these cited references are famous historians. These works are published by world wide recognized places such as Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, University of Chicago Press, Barnes and Noble ... These are very strong reliable sources. If the information given there is not paralel to iranica, this might indicate that the iranica favours a pov. In the article, there are also references to Richard Nelson Frye, Marshall Hodgson, Clifford Edmund Bosworth, and Ehsan Yarshater. Iranica published some works of F.N. Frye but maybe neglegted the ones cited in the Turko-Persian tradition article. If you disregard the reference given in the article, and favour the one in iranica, this is a contradiction. On the other hand, the Bernard Lewis quotation, suggested by Tajik, is from Bernard Lewis' Iran in History article, it has nothing to do with the article, but you can use it for the Iran article. In the case of the Shahnameh article, you deleted the quotation from Igor Diakonov. The information is related with the main motivation of Shahnameh. This is not a pov fork, this is a fact! Regards. E104421 (talk) 10:47, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
Nope Iranica is not a biased source. You are biased by removing Persian/Iranian from various links and dumping it into a cut&paste, unscholarly, amateur and poorly written article. Nobody is disregarding references and has deleted any, except you. Iranica is a widely used academic source. It is published through Columbia University. Frye , Bosworth and etc. all have written for Iranica. Also the Bernard Lewis talks about Ottomons bringing Iranian culture to Vienna which fits the definition. As per your quotation from Igor Diakonov, it is a POV fork. Since in the same page he is talking about invasion of Iranian lands, and you forgot to mention that and only cherry picked the part you liked! Secondly his opinion is one of the opinions and other opinions need to be discussed. Third , the political background and invasion of Iran must be mentioned so users are known for any motive. This is being discussed in the talkpage. Alex's page is not a place for content dispute. --alidoostzadeh (talk) 11:53, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Reliability of iranica depends on the writers of the articles. If Richard Nelson Frye, Marshall Hodgson, Clifford Edmund Bosworth, and Ehsan Yarshater articles are concerned, iranica is ok, for others i do not think so. On the other hand, your accusations are not correct. I'm not removing any referenced material but you're just ignoring other editors versions by reverting them blindly. In addition, your edit summary reflects how you evalutate the issue. I find this rather improper, since you wrote "it needs to be in the context of the barbarians attacking Iran". If somebody considers Arabs and Turks as barbarians, this is nothing but anti-Arabism and anti-Turkism. That's also the motivation of behind the Shahnameh. Regards. E104421 (talk) 12:07, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
Again I did not say any specific linguistic groups are Barbarians. I said groups that attacked Iran and those can be considered Barbarians. Connecting to all members of a linguistic group is your own judgment, which frankly is wrong and is not my viewpoint. Since you have never read the Shahnameh, you are not in the position to decide really. You have not even read the article, or you would have noticed Diakonov's article is mentioned. Diakonov's quote is balanced by differing viewpoints and also the political background. If the Shahnameh might have an anti-foreigner bias (which is not problem for me), the reason is given due to the fact that political supremacy of Iran was handed to foreigners. You specially did not mention the political background, which Diakonov does on the same page! Also Diakonov mentions that Turanians were not Turks in the same book, something else to mention. As per Iranica, just because you have not heared of a scholar, it does not mean it is not reliable. You can't decide what is reliable or not, since the articles are written by experts in their own field. There was nothing inputed from Iranica into the mentioned article, but if there is, then it is considered to be from scholarly source. I am not going to bother Alex any longer, his talkpage is for users. --alidoostzadeh (talk) 12:20, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Beltsy[edit]

Hello there, I saw you speak Russian, so may be you would be interested to help sort out a number of problems on the article about Balti (in Moldavian Bălţi) and related to Balti articles and categories. I have just left a user check request, which summarizes some of the problems... Thank you in advance for your time. --Moldopodo (talk) 23:31, 17 December 2007 (UTC)Moldopodo

Hi, Moldopodo. The checkuser request was an obvious mistake, most of the listed people are quite established personalities with a long history of contributions. You need better evidence to file a checkuser request than that. Anyway, the checkuser was performed they fond the accounts are independent. I have briefly looked into the history of your disputes. It appears that you are quite right many times but often quite rude and assume bad faith. DC76 and some other pro-Romanian users are guilty in the same sins themselves but IMHO your behavior is worse. Please be more polite or you can find yourself persecuted on the civility grounds despite good mainspace contributions. The article seems on the first look to be reasonably neutral if you have any specific grievances I could try to help to find a compromise 01:34, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

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Russia[edit]

I will try to be more careful but I think it was just a matter of seconds between your edit and my edit. Green Giant (talk) 01:18, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

requesting your help[edit]

Hi Alex, I'm not sure if you still remember me. An editor I am unfamiliar with, User:Sky Divine, seems like a bad-hand account of one of the editors (Sumple, Nic tan33, enochlau, or LionheartX) who spoke against me in my RfAr. After this account’s creation in April, it is used almost exclusively to push a anti-Taiwan POV stance (note the provocative edit summary) as stated in his userpage. One thing that is highly suspicious is soon after the account’s creation, he posted this gracious note to my talkpage even though we had no previous interactions. [58] (a malicious personal attack: sucking to Japanese like a slave dog?) I ignored it until couple of weeks ago. Yesterday, I noticed he also has an edited version of my joke banner on his userpage, User:Sky Divine. These 2 evidences make me highly suspicious because we had no direct interactions yet he not only rudely attacked me on my talkpage, but intentionally copied my joke banner (User:Sumple, a Chinese editor who had a problem with the banner and left the project, seems like a highly possible suspect?) Recently, he has inserted Chinese American to Kelly Hu, despite the fact that the article states Ms. Hu is multiracial. I reverted his edit and he attacked me for it. ArbCom just lifted my sanction and I'm not really in the mood of spazzing with him. Can you have a chat with him? and maybe tell him to stop harassing me? Thanks a lot--Certified.Gangsta (talk) 08:21, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

  • I have given him a warning. I do not have enough knowledge about the editors interesting in China, so I cannot guess if he is a duplicate account or not. If you have legitimate reasons for concerns please go to WP:RFCU. Alex Bakharev (talk) 09:32, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Look who is edit/revert warring![edit]

Immediately after the lift of semi-protection, 82.83.x started reverting the Timurid dynasty article, now edit/revert warring at Barlas, Uzbeks, Hajji Bektash Wali‎, Iranian peoples, and other Turkic-Iranian peoples related articles. User:Beh-nam is also supporting him with one of his sockpuppets, namely User:Quebecer. There is another user 85.178.x reverting theirs. I do not want to involve in any User:Tajik related dispute but his comments [59] are targeting me. Somebody should do something. Regards. E104421 (talk) 17:55, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

  • I have semiprotected all the disputed articles it would stop IPs and socks from disrupting the editing. I have given the uncivil IP the last warning Alex Bakharev (talk) 07:14, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
    • Hi, I noticed that you have semi-protected those artciles to stop IPs and socks from disrupting the editing, but now one of the IPs who was disrupting these artciles, is using a [WP:SPA] with a few edits, to evade the semi-protection and remove sources and sourced matrial [60] without rational, which fits the defintion of vandalisim. Can you please check this. --07fan (talk) 23:16, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
      • I guess if many people find his edits unhelpful they would not be there for long Alex Bakharev (talk) 23:24, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Christmas[edit]

Buon Natale e buon anno! Giano (talk) 17:34, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, if only to make Giano's picture fit in better on your talk page, (actually, because I am leaving tomorrow morning) I will add my own best wishes. S nastupayushchim!--Paul Pieniezny (talk) 20:16, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

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Siege of Leningrad[edit]

Please help with the vandalism by User talk:Kurt Leyman. After deleting the well sourced fact from the article, this user also destroyed my messages on his user page of 19:33, 26 December 2007, but I re-instated the discussion of the siege between 3 users. This edit war is an obstruction of our work to make Wikipedia better. Steveshelokhonov 22:34, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi! Could you please take a look at the Siege of Leningrad. I think Steve could use a little help with couple of aspects of Wikipedia editing. --Whiskey (talk) 00:43, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
Please, I mean it. Steve's additions are wreaking havoc to the article's reliability and readability. Casualties don't sum up anymore, original research are added, blatant falsification of picture captions etc... --Whiskey (talk) 22:52, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Russia FAC[edit]

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DYK nom for Ayaks[edit]

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Happy NY[edit]

All the best and an ardent New Year celebration, --Brand спойт 08:45, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Block of DreamOfJeannie (talk · contribs)[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the ballet bot User:AlexNewArtBot/BalletSearchResult ! Robert Greer (talk) 23:02, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Socks?[edit]

Hi Alex, you blocked User:KabuliTajik for sockpuppetry. The last thing I want to do is accuse the wrong person, but User:Padmanii could be a sock too. I came across those accounts while evalutaing whether Image:The Turks 2007.png should be speedily deleted. I don't know if you're familiar with these users, but I thought I'd bring this to your attention. Spellcast (talk) 01:33, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Yes, it is him. Have to block him, arbcom is arbcom Alex Bakharev (talk) 09:21, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
Actually, both KabuliTajik and Padmanii were socks of Beh-nam, another banned user who has taken to sockpupeteering. For evidence, you can check the contribs of User:Kabul-Shahan2020 and User:TheNewPianist and User:CanadianAnthropologist, other socks of his. Both blocks were justified anyway. --Raoulduke47 (talk) 17:58, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Protection for Turko-Persian tradition[edit]

Alex, would you please protect Turko-Persian tradition from militant ethnic editors who insist on rv war without discussion. Thanks, Barefact (talk) 03:35, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

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Dacy69[edit]

I'm not even gonna count on how many articles. "there is no such thing as Artsakh except armenian name of Azerbaijani region. It is clear attempt to legitimaze illegal entity" See here VartanM (talk) 20:47, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Elonka 3[edit]

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Thank you for your participation in my RfA, and your thoughtful comments. I definitely paid close attention to everything that was said in the debate, and, where possible, I will try to incorporate the (constructive) criticism towards being a better administrator. For now though, especially because of the holidays and all the off-wiki distractions, I am going to take it slowly -- I'm working my way through the Wikipedia:New admin school, double-checking the relevant policies, and will gradually phase into the use of the new tools. I sincerely doubt you'll see anything controversial coming from my new access level. My main goals are to help out with various backlogs, though I also fully intend to keep on writing articles, as there are a few more that I definitely want to get to WP:FA status. If you do ever have any concerns about my activities as an administrator, I encourage you to let me know. My door is always open. Have a good New Year, --Elonka 21:35, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

С Новым годом![edit]

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Persian Gulf Protection[edit]

the page needs to be protected again, as the edit-warring that caused the page to be protected has resumed unabated. The matter is currently in mediation, and protecting until disputes are resolved might be a good incentive to bring people to the table. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 06:06, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

  • So far the edit warring was manageable. I have semiprotected it for a month to exclude sockpuppeting and anonymous vandalism. Lets see what will happen Alex Bakharev (talk) 06:39, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
Fair enough, though i think that the edit-warring is coming from more established users pushing an agenda. the protection won't stop that nonsense from happening. Happy New Year, btw. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 06:47, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

Riurik wishes you a Happy 2008!

--Riurik(discuss) 22:02, 1 January 2008 (UTC)


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Happy New Year[edit]

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Hello Alex, I hope you had a pleasant New Year's Day, and that 2008 brings further success, health and happiness! ... ;) All the best!.... ~ Blnguyen (bananabucket) 07:01, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

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BamyanMan[edit]

BamyanMan appears to be a sockpuppet of either Tajik or Beh-nam. I just note that immediately after you blocked Padmanii, suddenly BamyanMan appeared and started making the same type of edits, in one case in contravention of achieved consensus by deleting the denonym in the Afghanistan article. How would I go about determining if he is a sockpuppet? --Bejnar (talk) 21:51, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. The next incarnation is AntiFascism Contributions. Is there a proper place to list these? --Bejnar (talk) 00:40, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
I guess WP:AN/I is the proper place Alex Bakharev (talk) 00:41, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks again. Now it is Ghurid. I will try WP:AN/I. --Bejnar (talk) 02:16, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

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User:Padmanii[edit]

Alex, I have never used sockpuppets, and you know that. And the guy you have banned is maybe another sock of Beh-nam, but certainly not of me. Greetings.

BTW: User:Bejnar is messing up many Afghanistan-related articles. You should explain to him that not all edits are "bad faith" edits. He is in fact removing valuable information. 82.83.131.214 (talk) 02:32, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Soviet submarine K-329[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Soviet submarine K-329, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Soviet submarine K-329. Thank you. Stephenchou0722 (talk) 23:21, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 5 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Vasily Aleksanyan, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Thank you for your numerous DYK contributions. I still daily review the AlexNewArtBot. Another contributor uses and really enjoys the Wisconsin (U.S. state) bot feed too. I can't thank you enough! --Royalbroil 21:23, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Polysynaptic[edit]

I have no problem with the block (he was edit warring and made personal attacks), but I was wondering where you found a 3RR violation by Polysynaptic (talk · contribs) on Ghaznavid Empire? I counted only 3 reverts. Nishkid64 (talk) 03:30, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

    1. [61] - removed reference to Encyclopedia Britannica and mentioning of Ṣāmānī sultans
    2. [62] - once more
    3. [63] - once more
    4. [64] - once more
  • I am to lazy to seek who first introduced the reference to the Encyclopedia Brittanica and the sultans but obviously they have come at some stage Alex Bakharev (talk) 03:58, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Okay, I understand. I don't think that first edit was really a revert, but he was edit warring on multiple articles. Nishkid64 (talk) 04:09, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

A request for your consideration regarding CAT:AOTR [edit]

...My guinea pigs and the "A"s through "O"s having felt this message was OK to go forward with (or at least not complained bitterly to me about it :) ), today it's the turn of the "P"s through "S"s! I'm hoping that more of you chaps/chapettes will point to their own criteria instead of mine :)... it's flattering but a bit scary! :) Also, you may want to check back to the table periodically, someone later than you in the alphabet may have come up with a nifty new idea. PS If this is a dup I'm sorry!... I think I forgot you the first pass??? If not, oops! ++Lar: t/c 04:22, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 10 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ludwig Martens, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

While you had Soviet Bureau bolded as well, that article did not meet the DYK guidelines. In any event, keep up the good work! --Wizardman 20:12, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

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Russia semi protection[edit]

Could you put semi protection on the Russia article indefinitely, it constantly suffers from vandalism when its not under semi protection.--Miyokan (talk) 03:37, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Semi for 6 months. The article is indeed a vandal magnet 05:06, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Is Alex Bakharev a kurdish lover?[edit]

To Alex Bakharev:

Why you always appear in articles exactly after visiting by Ali doostzadeh. Are you friends. Are you the same persons? how it is possible to be such a close users and track activities of each other every micro second!! You restored totally wrong and misleading map i am sure because Ali doostzadeh asked you. You are administrator but unfortunately a dictator. How many times I should show you historical evidence based on facts mentioned in historical maps and Wikipedia articles, Iranica, Britannica, Joshua, Ethologue.com, The Encyclopedia Americana that your restored map is wrong. Show me an acceptable fact that your restored map is correct. Referring to contrary maps of Texas university is misleading. Show historical evidence. I am sure you will never find any map includes West Azarbaijan Province of Iran, cities with majority azeris, Urmia, khoy, Naghadeh, Salmas and Chaldoran ((Siahcheshmeh) in Kurdistan. Why you restored the wrong map and locked article Azerbaijani language? Do you have any reason for that? Any evidence? Any academic or historical reason? Or you are in love with Kurdistan and want to dictate wrong maps. Be neutral as you are an administrator. Don’t be a dictator. I am sure other users will ask the same question. Be ready for that and find answer for that. If you think that Azeri people and me will allow Kurdish lovers like you, Ali doostzadeh and [[User:Sharishirin| Sharishirin], We should inform you that never. I myself will continue debating with you and your close friend Ali doostzadeh to overcome your resistance to not provide acceptable historical evidences which agree with Wikipedia articles, , Iranica, Britannica, Joshua, Ethologue.com, The Encyclopedia Americana, etc. why you force wrong map which includes West Azarbaijan Province of Iran, cities with majority azeris, Urmia, khoy, Naghadeh, Salmas and Chaldoran ((Siahcheshmeh) in Kurdistan. I provided lots of historical and current facts that your map is wrong. I and other Azeris wait to see your evidence to reject our facts.

User Iranli74: Iranli74, 9:40, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi, Elik Txu. If you look into the "toolbox" buttons on the left side of the Wikipedia screen you will notice "E-mail this user" button. Many wikipedians send me head ups and complains using this feature. There is nothing wrong in that. I am not an expert nor particular interested in the subject of the permanent Iranian-Kurdish-Turkish-Azery-Armenian conflict but I am trying to achieve some sort of productive harmonious editing of users with different persuasions and different national loyalties there conflicts are solved by applying good referenced info and good faith discussions on the talk pages rather then revert warring, sockpuppetting and personal attacks. If you promise to follow that path I would give you the second chance. If you want to sockpuppet your contributions will be reverted without regard for their merit, just for the violation of Wikipedia policies. The choice is yours. Alex Bakharev (talk) 09:45, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Dear Alex,

Thanks for your response. You mentioned sockpuppet and contributions will be reverted without regard for their merit. Question is when a username is banned permanently, then user doesn’t have any choice except to appear with new username. It cause you call it sockpuppet. So, it will cause sequential banning and crating new account. I personally wants to appear with my name and to be known with that name if you don’t block my username again, but when I see Kurdish Persian and Armenian nationalists attack azeris by adding fake and hand-made maps such as map Azerilanguage in Azerbaijani language article and you lock it, Azeris got upset and biased ideas about you come to their mind. If you want to see where was/is historical Azerbaijan of Iran, you can read article of History of the name Azerbaijan. You will see several historical map of Atropatane (Iranian Azerbaijan). Especially look at maps , Near_East-1835 and , Johnson_Map_of_Turkey_Persia and zoom on borders between historical Azerbaijan and historical Kurdish inhabited area. I learnt that getting angry and showing aggressive reactions is not helping Azeris. If some users/editors support some Kurdish nationalists ideas, Azeris should prove neutral users by cited statements. I myself tried using civil language and using several references such as Wikipedia article about West Azarbaijan , Britannica, Americana, Iranica, etc. to prove that map Azerilanguage you locked it is misleading. But a user called Sharishirin. he did racist attack to Azeris and need to be reported. This is his statement you can find at Azerbaijani_language-alternate_map: You can say 500 million Turkomans or uyghurs live in urmia but that does not change the fact that majority of the lands inside west arzarbaijan province is Kurdish and not Altaic. the turkic speaking people of Azarbaijan are nothing but recent immigrants to Azarbaijan by claiming turkomans as your ancestors. .. turks of iran who are descendants of hordes of Changiz and Hulagu, who massacred and destroyed and burnt Iran I'm a grandchild of those Aryans who built Iran millenna before Turkic people even knew where is Azarbaijan. To those who consider western academic maps and sources as a conspiracy: I would ask them are they thinking to the theories of Nasser Pourpirar who says all western sources about Iran have a conspiracy behind them? Then If so, what would you say if one claims the conspiracy is from central regimes of Iran which all hate non-Shiite Kurds and try to belittle their existence by labeling them as Altaics [Azeris] (read shia's)?! Who got a better stand to claim as being victim of conspiracy here? ... let's wake up and stick with neutral academic sources. Sharishirin (talk) 19:34, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

You see this types of users always add misleading and unfair maps as there is no any unique maps about demography of ethnics in Middle east, Europe, etc. For instance about Kurdish-Azeri border problem. They want to dictate map iran_ethnoreligious, but you will see a contrary maps 1 and 2 from the same reference (Texas university). User doostzadeh suggested to simply show West Azarbaijan except Mahabad and Miandoab as dashed in map Azerilanguage in Azerbaijani language article to solve conflict and editing war between Azeris and Kurds. This dashing agree with statments of West Azarbaijan wikipedia article. This way the problem won't appear again at least in Wikipedia. 5:00, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Ali has emailed me asking to lift the ban on you as your contributions appear to be in good faith. Since your edit wars were mostly with him and his friends I see no reasons not to honor his request. If you want to edit under a particular account I have blocked, I will unblock it. Please stick to one account and be polite to the other users. I will look into the substance of the content problem later Alex Bakharev (talk) 03:36, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

I will use user-name sehend1 from now and i will stay on this name. I forgot my password for user name 'sehend' so if i can retrieve it, it is better. Do you know how i can retrieve it? if no, i will continue with user name 'sehend1'. Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sehend1 (talkcontribs) 23:40, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Query re Music bot[edit]

Dear Alex, Hi, I have been sent on to you to ask why your music bot (AlexNewArtBot) isn't picking up some of my articles!! I write quite a few new music articles, and from time to time the bot misses one and it doesn't ever get listed. (I'm not eager for fame!, but it is so useful to have them listed because then others know they are there and can add or make edits etc etc.) And of course I may be missing other new things which other editors are writing. Examples, Tivadar Nachez (a violinist) for whom I wrote a stub ages ago, still not found by BOT. And most recently (but there are several others), new art on Raffaello de Banfield (composer) not found, but Gottfried von Banfield (WWI aviator) found in a day. Not being an admin I don't know my way round the corridors and penetralia of power well enough to locate the problem (?list of search terms maybe?) but hope you might assist?? Sometimes the articles which don't get picked up by the BOT also don't get found if one looks for them by 'search' using just a keyword, e.g. a straightforward 'Search' on the word 'Banfield' doesn't show either of my recent articles in the resulting list. Best wishes, Eebahgum (talk) 17:08, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately, the bot only looks into the new articles down to the depth of 3K articles (1..2 days). If it have not found an article it would never find it. I have tweaked the rules so that in future there will be less false negative. Alex Bakharev (talk) 12:31, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

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A bot to update DYK sections of portals?[edit]

Hi Alex,

Misza13 recently did a great job creating the Wikinews Importer Bot to import items from Wikinews into Wikipedia portals and articles. Another type of bot portals could really use would be one that can update DYK sections. I was wondering if the AlexNewArtBot could be set up and/or tweaked to do that. Using selection criteria on the categories for the bolded article to add hooks to a specific DYK list was the general approach I had in mind. What are your thoughts and suggestions for a bot like this? Thanks for your time! :-) RichardF (talk) 18:25, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

  • That is a good idea, I will do it when I have some spare time Alex Bakharev (talk) 09:53, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Thanks! Please let me know what I can do to help and/or try it out. :-) RichardF (talk) 13:39, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Tamga[edit]

Alex, the Tamga article for some reasons is spelled Tamgha, and the Tamga article is listed as existing WP article, but reverts to Tamgha article. There is no indication that the article is protected, and there is no history of renaming, reversals, or conflicts. Would you please help me to rename Tamgha to Tamga, or check it out and let me know what I should do to effect the change. The conventional spelling is Tamga, a simplified spelling would enhance "googlability" and make the article more accessible to international audience. Thank you, Barefact (talk) 06:44, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

User:Biophys edits to Patriarch Alexius II[edit]

Biophys keeps putting controversial information in the 'Career' section rather than the 'Controversies' section, [65] doesn't this violate WP:BLP?--Miyokan (talk) 05:33, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

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Marshal of the Soviet Union[edit]

Hi. Thank you for the reminder and i apologise or the disruption i have caused. But i do not like seeing unsourced information go up in an article and neither do i like seeing somebody take up something on an issue the talk page has already agreed to overturn.

I realise also however that edit warring is wrong. However the other user has decided not take it up with the talk page and go it alone instead. i tried as you can see, to ask him take the issue to the talk page again but he refused to do so.

However i recognise my errors and in no way am i defending my own wrongdoing.


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Might need your help :)[edit]

Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Actions_of_User:Reino_Helismaa - some guy's dumped a mini-essay on there in Russian in response to somebody, and I'm suspicious of the Google translation :) Could you have a look please? Orderinchaos 22:34, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

UkraineToday abusing multiple accounts AGAIN[edit]

Hi Alex. Remeber last September you blocked 81.17.128.174 for 1 month for evading an indef block on UkraineToday. Well, he's using the same account to abuse and vandalise again. I've opened a SSP case [[66]here]. It's clear that he is determined to evade blocks and continue to use wiki as a soapbox for his particular brand of politics and personal abuse. I've listed all the IPs he's been using in a previous SSP case [[67]here]; has the time now come to consider pre-emptive indef blocks on all these accounts? Or is there anything else that can be done?Timberframe (talk) 17:21, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

ThanksTimberframe (talk) 11:27, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism and other troubles in the article Siege of Leningrad[edit]

Dear Alex Bakharev,

My well sourced edits were deleted several times by User:Reino Helismaa, who disregarded the references, and also disregarded the inuse template. Same actions by the same user in this article were reversed by admins in the past, albeit the user does not stop. The user asked me to use Russian in communication with him, because the User:Reino Helismaa does not understand English (see the user page). Warnings to stop using Russian in English Wikipedia were ignored by this user.

Another edits with substantial Russian text in the English article were made by User:Mrg3105. This user also deleted well sourced material from the article Siege of Leningrad in the recent weeks. The latest disruptive activity by this user was today; the user disregarded my work and inuse template, and added numerous edits with Russian text and links to article that do not exist in Wikipedia. The user does not show any respect to my well sourced edits in progress.

Such disruptive activity by this two users did not help me to contribute to the main article in a more productive way. Much of my time was wasted on undoing the damage done to the article. User:Mrg3105 posted numerous conflicting and aggressive messages addressed to me, including such terms as "insane" in quite a counterproductive manner.

Thank you for your previous efforts to improve this environment and to make it conducive for productive editing, to make Wikipedia better.

Regards,

Steveshelokhonov 23:16, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Patriarch Alexius II[edit]

I have made a suggestion at Patriarch Alexius II#Propose Protecting this Article that I think is workable. It changes the rules a little and should significantly reduce conflict. I would like to invite you to review the proposal and participate in the creation of a great article. It will stop edit warring by restricting work to the talk page in part because reverting another editors comments on the talk page is counter to WP:TALK. Jeepday (talk) 04:13, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

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A minor request.[edit]

I've been cleaning up the records at Wikipedia:Bots/Status and I noticed that at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/AlexNewArtBot, you requested an edit-rate of 1 edit per minute maximum. You've been regularly going over that for a while.

I don't mind. I think your bot is great and it seems to be fairly useful, and should be able to edit as quickly as it can.

Still, though, it might be a good idea to just quickly put in another BRFA, saying, "Same bot -- higher edit rate."

  Zenwhat (talk) 13:54, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Repeated personal attacks by Babakexorramdin[edit]

Hi, Alex. As far as i understood User:Babakexorramdin do not care anything on civility, although he was warned before [68]. His last comment was a direct insult to me [69], accusing me of being a fanatic. Could you take a look? Regards. E104421 (talk) 15:55, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

=="God's wisdom?" WTF do you mean by this??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.19.100.95 (talk) 11:11, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Problem[edit]

I was User:Alex1996Ne but I forgot my password. Since you are an admin, could you look at what ip address it was and find out the password.76.84.10.22 (talk) 03:15, 6 February 2008 (UTC) Please.76.84.10.22 (talk) 03:17, 6 February 2008 (UTC) I know you can identify me as that user. Do it for a fellow Alex.76.84.10.22 (talk) 03:20, 6 February 2008 (UTC)


I will be on wikipedia all night if I need to. 76.84.10.22 (talk) 03:22, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

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Vladimir Arsenyev[edit]

Hi I just left a question at Talk:Vladimir_Arsenyev and thought you might know, more details at Dersu Uzala - it says there are three books about Dersu, but the Dersu article says (or suggests) there is only one. Do you know if the English translations are composites of the three Russian memoirs, or just one of them? 71.191.42.242 (talk) 04:29, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


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NewArtBot[edit]

Hey, I have once already asked you to add your newartbot to my 1st Wikiproject, and i have started a new one and I was wondering if you could place the bot on this one please? If you could put it here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Auckland\New articles

Thanks a million, Taifarious1 08:41, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Cheers Mate Taifarious1 03:29, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

A quick note[edit]

As the admin who permanently blocked User:BooyakaDell I thought you should know that he somehow evaded the block and edited his talk page in May 2007. How I have no idea. I reverted it and I thought I should let you know as the blocking admin. 58.168.200.36 (talk) 21:39, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Алтай Сарсенович Аманжолов[edit]

Hi, Alex. What's the correct spelling of Алтай Сарсенович Аманжолов in English, Amanzholov or Amanjolov? There is a renaming proposal in the talk page of A. S. Amanzholov‎. Regards. E104421 (talk) 00:35, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

  • According to WP:RUS and WP:CYR is he does not a have a conventional spelling in English then the spelling should be Amanzholov based on his Cyrillic name. On the other hand if he does have a conventional spelling in English then the conventional spelling should be used. I have made google check on A.S. Amanzholov and Amanjolov excluding Wikipedia. Amanzholov produces 600+ ghits, Amanjolov 300+ ghits. I think this indicates that there is no conventional spelling (if any it is Amanzholov) so Amanzholov should be the name Alex Bakharev (talk) 04:20, 18 February 2008 (UTC)


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Soz m8[edit]

Proper sorry, Won't do it gain.

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Belgian Labour Party[edit]

Hi, Alex, remember me? I've been rather calm lately and studied some German history. Believe it or not, that brought me to Reichstag fire (notice the small f, there is some obvious WP:OWN there with some people clinging to the Tobias book of 1960) where I saw that we do not have an article on Piet Vermeylen, a famous (OK, famous in Belgium) Flemish socialist minister. Checking the article on that guy's father, I was led to re-name the article on Belgische Werkliedenpartij (the name of the Belgian socialist party form 1885 to 1945) for an obvious reason: this is ENGLISH wikipedia, and you cannot really have a Dutch name for a Belgian bilingual (actually trilingual after 1933, but I have not found the exact German name yet) party which got the immense majority of its votes and seats in the French-speaking part of Belgium where the industry used to be (actually, they had no seats in Flanders before 1919 and the Flemish socialist leader Anseele used to get elected from Liège in Wallonia).

I decided to go for "Belgian Labour party", because a) that is a good translation of the French form and b) Wikipedia has already chosen "Belgian Workers party" (which would be a good translation of the Dutch name) for the present-day maoist party PvdA/PTB ("Partij van de Arbeid" (yes, the same name as the social-democrat party in the Netherlands, it is wilfully ambiguous) and "Parti des Travailleurs Belges" in French). I also thought British spelling was more appropriate. Closeness of Britain, obvious British influence on workers in both Ghent and Liège.

Now it turned out that "Belgian Labour Party" was impossible to use for the rename, because it already existed. I tried to "solve" the problem by renaming that one to "Belgian Labor Party", but it did not help, of course. I do not know whether it was done deliberately (I've seen some of these things being done deliberately in East European article renames), but it is bothersome. I had to rename the actual article (which I also edited) to "Belgian Labour party" (small p) and send all the re-directs there, even the obviously correct "Belgian Labour Party".

Do you have any idea what I can do to get out of this mess? after all, all I really wanted to do was to create an article about Piet/Pierre Vermeylen... Was I stupid to rename this without going through an actual rename process, and should I revert myself? --Paul Pieniezny (talk) 16:03, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

    • Ogromnoe spasibo. I have now fixed most of the article links, keeping Werkliedenpartij in the obviously Dutch or Flemish references, and Ouvrier in the French and Walloon ones. I think we should have some rule about this sort of thing. I do not know why I could not use "Labour Party" since it looked like it had no history before I tried that silly re-name. But all looks well now. --Paul Pieniezny (talk) 10:51, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Help with clean up[edit]

Hello sir: I am engaged in cleaning up the shane osborn page and would appreciate your guidance. Have already made significant changes by eradicating peacock language and implementing neutral pov. What else should i do? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Foxdana1000 (talkcontribs) 05:29, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Unfortunately, I know next to nothing about Shane Osborn, so I am of not of much help here. Do not overdo eradicating the peacock language, it may lead to fruitless editwarring, rather consider expanding articles Alex Bakharev (talk) 06:09, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

One Night of Love Help[edit]

Hi, I'm the editor who first created the One Night of Love (2008 TV Series) article. I'm currently working off the official website located here as it seems to have the most info. Unfortunately, I'm only fluent in English, and am working off a terrible Google Translated version of the webpage. Any help with the article, or if you know any Russian speakers would be interested in helping the article would be most appreciated. :) Cheers. Zidel333 (talk) 17:11, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

AdilBaguirov[edit]

Would you mind to tell us your opinion about this. [70]. I know its a bit long, but you are one of the few administrators who have experience with Adil's socks. Thanks. VartanM (talk) 05:07, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

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delinking[edit]

G'day mate,

My sig links to my talk page but not my user page, which means the "what links here" for my user page gives a reasonabe indication of where I'm being talked about. Or it used to, anyhow. These days that list is polluted by your bot pages. Would you mind if I wandered through your bot's archives and delinked my name whereever it occurs?

Hesperian 00:32, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

  • By all means do it, if you feel like it Alex Bakharev (talk) 07:16, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
    • Cheers. Hesperian 12:25, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Flag of Governorate of Estonia ??[edit]

Thank you for bringing this up again, I was in error to remove the image. According to the Estonian Encyclopedia (vol 12) Eestimaa värvid.svg is indeed the flag for the Governorate of Estonia. There was a dispute concerning some other flags some time ago and I got confused. With best wishes, Oth (talk) 09:48, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar?[edit]

I see your name here, but I don't see you in the edit history. Just checking. Mstuczynski (talk) 02:39, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Yes, I have given him the barnstar. It is a common practice to give somebody a barnstar on the talk page so he/she could put it on his/her userpage according to the tastes for the userpage design Alex Bakharev (talk) 02:44, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, stupid of me. I just checked. Think I'm too sleepy to be doing this right now. Sorry. Mstuczynski (talk) 02:46, 29 February 2008 (UTC)