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August 1914 map[edit]

I am busy in RL lately, but I will try to help as much as I can. --Antidiskriminator (talk) 21:43, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Photios of Korytsa[edit]

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DYK for Poliçan, Gjirokastër[edit]

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Illyrian Warfare[edit]

In article Illyrian_warfare#Tactics_and_troop_organization there is mistake. Wilkes states that Illyrians had "highly mobile light infantry" and he does not say that they had any similarity too Macedonian Phalanx or widespread hoplite-style warfare. Diodorus Siculus just mentions a square. Wilkes mentions the word phalanx only 1 time in his book, referring to ancient greeks only. Source 70 is http://www.scribd.com/doc/15826619/John-Wilkes-The-Illyrians#scribd, page 126-128 and those pages on page 126 just above the last paragraph it is written that they fought as hoplite infantry at 385 or 384. Not what is written in that article and there is even a sketch added of hoplite infantry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.218.174.3 (talk) 18:39, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Good notice. I believe this entire part should be removed.Alexikoua (talk) 23:15, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Re: Enver Hoxha @ Korçë[edit]

I see you made this edit[1]. I would never make any suggestions hinting that Hoxha was anything other than authoritarian but I don't feel this belongs on an article about a town. I would go as far as to say that the raw term is non-encyclopaedic, particularly when the subject contains a link and people are free to click and investigate who and what he was. --Oranges Juicy (talk) 15:07, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

You may be right, but it be may also helpfull for the reader to know that he was an "authoritarian" leader. I agree that "dictator" may be to catchy and needs to be further investigated in the article itself, if the reader decides to click on it.Alexikoua (talk) 19:59, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Massacre of Phocaea[edit]

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Check some proposed additions i have placed on three article talk pages.[edit]

Hi Alexikoua

Since we last worked together on the Cham page, i have more material that would be useful in being within other articles. You said once that you would assist me in making better some articles. I appreciate the offer. As on some pages, ridiculous edit wars have occurred without proper solutions being offered and i have placed a series of proposed additions for three articles in the talk pages as opposed of doing a copy and paste thing like last time. I don't want no POV accusations. I do all edits in good faith and with peer reviewed material. Please thoroughly check the following Talk:Souliotes, Talk:Arvanites and Talk:Northern Epirus for grammer, issue, writing style, proposed expansions/additions etc or if its a go to put in the article. To avoid the messiness of the process which we both did in the Cham page, which i must admit got a little disorientating in finding things, i have place the inline citation as footnote like on the main page (do read those too). Anyway, happy reading and all the best.

Resnjari (talk) 13:34, 14 June 2015 (UTC)


Spiro Koleka[edit]

The edit-warring of Burridheut (talk · contribs) is the subject of a thread here.--Zoupan 21:30, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

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A complaint about your disruptive behavior here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Incidents#Disruptive_users_vandalizing_article_about_Spiro_Koleka Burridheut (talk) 18:02, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Triballi altered in articles[edit]

 Whilst Triballi were Thracian, in many articles that link to them they have been changed to Illyrian. These articles are mostly related to FYROM or to articles of albanian interest. Many of these articles also have bizarre pelasgian additions and sources such as city guides instead of historical sources. An example would be History of Skopje. There is lots of weird substitution of Thracian, and of others, to Illyrians.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.103.2.87 (talk) 10:46, 4 August 2015 (UTC) 

Nicholas Thomaeus (Swedish Wikipedia)[edit]

Hey friend, remember me? It looks as though the editors at the Swedish Wikipedia want to preserve pseudo-history (Jacques, Shuteriqi, etc.) on their version of the Nicholas Leonicus Thomaeus entry in violation of WP:RS, WP:FRINGE, WP:V, etc. I did my best to get the editors there to open their eyes to the mainstream consensus based on specialist evidence, but they continue to revert accurate facts and defend questionable sources. Is there anyone you can speak to (or I could speak to) who can help? Thanks. Umpire Empire (talk) 17:04, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

"Myth of autochthony"[edit]

Hey Alexikoua, as per Albanian nationalism: I've changed it from autochthony to autochthony and primacy, and I'd like to change it to something more about the primacy, be. To be fair, all the serious theories of Albanian origins (Illyrian, Thracian, Dacian) involve populations that had representation in ancient Albania (the others- Pelasgian and Caucasian Albanian/Azerbaijani- are regarded as ridiculous). Yes, Albanian nationalism likes to talk - a lot! - about something that can resemble a "myth of autochthony" : "one homeland since the beginning of time", not unlike the classical French view of Ancient Gaul. But the French didn't particularly use that to claim Alsace-Lorraine. What people are talking about here is really the "myth of primacy", classic to Balkan nationalisms : 'we were 'here first', so we should have first right to x' (be it Kosovo, Epirus, Macedonia or Transylvania). The problem is that the word "primacy" is kind of unclear- I could call it a "myth of indigenous right to disputed territories" but that might draw somewhat well-reasoned accusations that doing so would be having the wikipedia page take a side on the debate by calling the "right" a "myth" when whose "right" it is is subjective at best and shouldn't be discussed in an encyclopedia. Any thoughts on a word we could use? --Yalens (talk) 03:07, 24 August 2015 (UTC) P.S. I can be quite busy nowadays so forgive me if it takes awhile to respond

Yea I agree with your head proposal. In the context of archaeology: the Illyrian/Thracian link is stil a hypothesis; a very contested one, but in this case it's part of the wider myth of a since-ever scenario.Alexikoua (talk) 17:05, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject TAFI[edit]

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DYK for Eritha[edit]

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Spiro Koleka[edit]

According to you Edi Rama "claims" that he was of Mirditor origin.Instead of making childish edits based on your own illusions use the talk page as there is everything explained.Edi Rama is a member of Koleka family,not a greek editor in Wikipedia.As for Kondo it is well-explained at the talk page,but unfortunately you can't see it.Rolandi+ (talk) 07:50, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

The issue has been addressed in talkpage a couple of weeks ago. Thus, inevitably this was removed since it was never answered.Alexikoua (talk) 08:20, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

It is all explained at the talk page.Resnjari explained why he added Kondo and you weren't against it.Now that Edi Rama was added,it is a "problem" with Kondo.Don't delete well established infos anymore!If you have anything else against Kondo use the article's talk page or send it to ANI.Rolandi+ (talk) 12:56, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

The problematic part, which contained 2 tags was added by Burrit [[2]] and it's the epitomy of wp:POV: This is contradicting other authors (who?) such as Anastas Kondo, who writes that Koleka was born into a patriotic Albanian family[clarification needed]. The editor didn't care to provied the slightest explanation and theredore this part was removed. Also, about non-experts (such as Rama) "claim" is the appropriate verb.Alexikoua (talk) 13:12, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Rama is a non-expert?He is a member of the family and he is explaining his origin.Stop with your childish and biased claims.Rolandi+ (talk) 13:23, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello Alexikoua,

it's been a while since we last talked and I hope you are doing well. I was wondering if you could take some time to have a look and leave a comment at the discussion I started at the Ioannina talk page about the history section which seems to me to have some problems with periodisation. Thanks. Kkostagiannis (talk) 22:28, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Kyra Vassiliki[edit]

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Labova e Kryqit Church[edit]

Nice work with this, and I don't want to interfere with your "Did you know", but I was wondering if you could add into the article some info on the controversy for the stealing of the icon from the True Cross that occurred in 1989. Many accuse Pranvera Hoxha for that, and that can be said in the article (maybe not in the DYK, but in the article it can go, I believe). I have added some stuff in the talk page, where I also included a link. SethGoldberg (talk) 14:07, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Dormition of the Theotokos Church, Labovë e Kryqit[edit]

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Domnus of Stridon[edit]

I see that Roland+ has added a source, "The History of South Slavs". Oddly, I can not seem to find any mention of said book on google, books.google.com, or amazon. Can you find this book? --Kansas Bear (talk) 00:03, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hi Alexi No my restriction is over. The reason I modified the legend to your (very nice) Map is because there is a growing view that the Celtic invasions into SEE and Greece weren't as massive as originally thought and, not from Central Europe; but from culturally "Celticized" groups somewhere closer to the Balkans, perhaps even within. Hence the clarification that your map represented the 'traditionally' espoused theory. Nothing big, just a minor but important detail.

  • The so-called Galatae, Celts, and Gauls in the Early Hellenistic Balkans and the Attack on Delphi in 280–279 BC ..D R Campbell
  • The Celts in Illyricum-whoever they may be: the hybridization and construction of identities in Southeastern Europe in the fourth and third centuries BC. D Dzino ; plus few others..

Oh and I'm sure you'd appreciate that I don't have to necessarily run every little edit I do past you :) But will do for anything more substantial In turn, if there is something I can clarify, teach you and bring you up to speed with, please feel free to ask. In fact there's been masses of new works on many Balkan related topics on things Iron Age, etc.

Slovenski Volk (talk) 08:42, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Your restriction is over? I don't thing so, your appeal on wp:AE is not closed yet. In fact from your history log it's easy to conclude that you never respected your restriction (as well as any restriction in the past) all this period and editted freely in the entire scope of Balkan related articles: Croats, Bosniaks etc..Alexikoua (talk) 10:14, 3 October 2015 (UTC)


I think it is you that edit warred. Discussing on talk pages doesn't violate anything.
About the Celts movemement, suppose you mean that a new alternative map has gained ground? If this is true you can suggest a number of corrections.Alexikoua (talk) 19:38, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
I wasn't saying that; just Differemt methods in analysing evidence. so your map represents a "traditional " way; and it merely needs to be clarified as such. I'm not saying it need new map Slovenski Volk (talk) 21:37, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

George Tenet[edit]

Hey https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Epirus it is Albania, not Greece.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.93.8.164 (talk) 20:05, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for Dormition of the Theotokos Church, Labovë e Kryqit[edit]

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Confused[edit]

Hey friend, it's me again. I came across this strange message today and can't figure out what it means. Is the editor complimenting me or slandering me? Seriously, is "ducky" some kind of racist or sexist code-word? Umpire Empire (talk) 17:45, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

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Basil I[edit]

Would you be interested in giving your opinion concerning sources on the Basil I talk page? --Kansas Bear (talk) 16:44, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Can't help much[edit]

I am sorry that I can only be of little help regarding the interpretation of Albanian text. I actually have no knowledge of the language, but tried to put my limited experience with decoding and decipherment to test with a real language. I seemed to work fine with short texts, which actually was quite fun to see. The lack of knowledge of Albanian grammar does, however, not permit (Përmet?) me to make any real translation of a longer text. It seems that the note to the banned user is written in something closer to standard Albanian, since Google translate manages most of the words. But since Google translate also lacks grammar knowlegde, it is difficult to say if the suggestion about creating a new account is just an explanation of the possibilities or an encouragement to do so. In any case it might be wise to keep our eyes open. Take care! --T*U (talk) 08:15, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Military of Mycenaean Greece[edit]

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DYK for Military of Mycenaean Greece[edit]

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Article about Arvanites[edit]

Hi,

It seems that the article has been locked to an Albanian-POV and it mostly debating their origin comparing to modern Albanians. I requested to changes various things and remove various pedantic parts that have been included such as some Albanian words about languange but i couldn't achieve a consensus.

However, everyone agreed (all part of the Albanian team such as Resjnari and Mondiad) to including more stuff regarding their history as Stradioti, in Greek War of Independence, in Greek Kingdom and Balkan Wars and also to point out that they are not and they don't even want to be minority because the Minority section implies that or at least that the are forced to not to be.

I would be delighted if you also take part to edit the article as well.

Just a small search shows the following:

Greek: 139 Matches Albanian: 114 Matches Arvanites: 93 Matches

Where Stradioti or Balkan Wars have not even mentioned.

Please let me know about your thoughts.

Thank you in advance,

Othon I (talk) 09:17, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Plovdiv[edit]

Hi, I think I can detect what I call the "cultural cringe factor" at work in the naming debate concerning the former name of the city. This, unfortunately, affects many people from countries surrounding Greece which had historical Greek populations. Any reminder of this, as in the use of former Greco-Roman placenames and the implied claims that can be made for the superior historical cultural achievements of the Greeks, brings out a knee-jerk reaction. I come across this far too often on Wikipedia. I am not Greek, excepting for some possible Medieval ancestry (also Bulgarian - ironically), so I have no axe to grind, but I do find it depressing. Urselius (talk) 11:09, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Pan Kone[edit]

You reverted my edit and gave the reason "falsification of reference". Could you elaborate? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 37.46.188.80 (talk) 13:55, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Best of the Season to you[edit]

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Merry Christmas Alexikoua and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! Dr. K. 20:50, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

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You seem so certain that you're right, yet you're reluctant to discuss the matter on the DRN? Why is that? Don't you think it would be a good idea to present your case so this can be settled once and for all? If you, for some reason, have no interest in taking part in the discussion, do let us know. There's no reason to let this drag on forever.DevilWearsBrioni (talk) 09:57, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
I'll post as soon as I can.Alexikoua (talk) 13:27, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Re: Edits on the introduction of Geographical name changes in Greece[edit]

Hello,

Please read the current revision and notify me where it lacks sources. If so I 'll make additions. But first please check the sources and the links. In my opinion the existing sources with the links I added fully support the edits. For example the Nation State addition I made (& provided the link), is what most of the sources deal with. It seems to me that most of those who undid my revisions, as I checked them all, have a problem accepting this sentence I added: "It should be taken into account on one hand the fact that the regions Greece incorporated after the 1821 Greek War of Independence [1], the Balkan Wars [2] and World War II [3], were historically Greek regions [4]" (and provided the main articles on Wikipedia -which are stuffed with sources- for [1] to [4]), which undid by undoing the whole revision. I mean, it is known that some of the countries surrounding Greece (like for example Albania), during the last decades raised disputes of the legitimacy of the Greek sovereignty on certain regions, by, among other things, disputing the fact that some ancient Greek regions were actually Greek. Then of course there's Turkey... I can only assume that this is the main reason they don't accept my edits. Yet until they prove the opposite of what is globally accepted, these regions are historically Greek.

Finally, I accept your kind offer regarding the digital library you mentioned.

Thank you Half-full81 (talk) 13:10, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Outside coordination[edit]

Yes, I know, people also openly discuss it online: I have been called a "coder/hacker" in this "underground war", and we are both mentioned as the "Greek Wikipedia-mafia". In a forum thread named "Horror in online articles and wikipedia", they are calling on Albanians to edit WP to counter Greek and Serbian editors.--Zoupan 21:46, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) When I saw this discussion I googled myself and very quickly found many interesting links to off-wiki communication to notify editors. You and me are mentioned in one forum ("Kujdes nga keta dy pushtat Antidiskriminator,Alexikoua se keta e ruajne."). AlbertBikaj mentioned me at sq.wiki (link). --Antidiskriminator (talk) 02:29, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Antidiskriminator Well that's an old comment,anyway I'm not offending you there,I was new at wikipedia,and I was asking for help to edit the mentioned article,cause It was interpreted falsely. Anyway,I'm going to leave wikipedia cause I don't have time anymore,It's getting totally absurd,I got accused from Zoupan for every single Albanian who edits articles. Best regards AlbertBikaj (talk) 23:04, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

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