User talk:Aridd

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I've archived all talk page entries from 2005 to 2016. If for some unfathomable reason you would like to see them, they're here. Aridd (talk) 23:06, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

By-elections in Tuvalu and the Solomons[edit]

The dates are indicated in the links. For Tuvalu in 2001 there were NO BY-ELECTIONS, but an indirect election (in the date i indicated) of the Prime Minister because the death of former PM. So I suggest to remove it from the list. A PM indirect election is not the same of a direct by-election of members of the parliament. I didn't remove it myself because it was already there with just the date as "2001" and i added the correct full date, but it's better to remove it.MaXiMiLiAnO (talk) 13:33, 4 November 2016 (UTC) Other dates are taken from my Calendar , the only worldwide Electoral calendar which includes elections from every level (direct or indirect, local) and even party leadership elections and partial elections. Cheers.MaXiMiLiAnO (talk) 13:33, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Indeed, that's what I was trying to explain to you: The election of the Prime Minister by Parliament does not count as a parliamentary by-election. OK; there's no source for there having been a by-election for Ionatane's replacement as MP for Funafuti (a role which is distinct from his function as PM), so it can removed. I assume the seat simply remained vacant until the 2002 general election.
Regarding the Solomon Islands: The webpage you mentioned first doesn't indicate any by-elections. It's about political parties in the 2010 general election. I don't understand what you mean by "on the document between () check month/year"; sorry. Also, it's a personal wordpress site, which wouldn't count as a reliable source under Wikipedia's sourcing guidelines… Your website is a great resource, but… where did you get the information that you put into it? Aridd (talk) 15:50, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I know that difference,thanks .I have 20+ years of experience in elections and I guess I know the difference between a prime minister and a deputee. :-). I had simply added the date because an incomplete date was already in the document. Anyway since there were no direct by-elections so the best option was to remove it as i did later. Regarding Solomon Islands or other countries, sources vary from local electoral commissions,which I am in touch with, state agency reports, press reports and local sources. I have been doing this job daily for two decades and by including partial and local elections, the quantity of information is heavy,so as you can imagine i don't keep track of the original source of every single election which have already been held months or years before. The calendar would be too overweighted.Information are usually checked and accurate, but since elections dates can be modified several times, cancelled , postponed and so on, errors ocurr of course, but I periodically re-check past elections to search for inaccuracies. I usually don't have time to correct/edit election information in Wiki, but by chance yestarday i was adjusting some incomplete information about Palau and Solomon Islands past elections and I came accross those pages where few dates were not complete. Cheers. MaXiMiLiAnO (talk) 17:58, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

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Death and state funeral of Fidel Castro[edit]

Hey, thanks for your edits.

Its just we need a consistent format for refs. Especially if we hope to move this to FL in the future.Lihaas (talk) 20:35, 29 November 2016 (UTC)


Hallo There will be important changes ahead for the Marshall Islands in a Constitutional assembly election in February. You might wish to consider creating a voice in Wikipedia.

The date of the election is 21 February (source Cheers and Happy Holidays. Maximiliano Herrera.

Andrew Mald[edit]

The infobox was five years out of date, and I don't have the figures I'd need to correct it handy: I don't know the exact date terms are deemed to have ended in PNG (we have start dates courtesy of the parliamentary website, but anything for end dates would just be speculation), and I also don't know how long he remained minister for. It's lovely to have infoboxes on these articles, but if you're adding something that goes down to specific dates rather than years it is crucial that you keep it up to date because it's much harder for others to maintain. The Drover's Wife (talk) 21:16, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for fixing it! I figured no infobox was better than a five year out of date one, but much better to have it updated. The Drover's Wife (talk) 08:32, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Philippe Poutou[edit]

I notice that you have made the substantive contributions to the Philippe Poutou article. I added some sections and an infobox a few hours ago, but unfortunately I don't have time to update the article in the light of the recent election. Would you be interested in doing this? Thanks, L.R. Wormwood (talk) 02:20, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi, I replied to your comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject France about Jean Ferrat. Thank you for having noticed it :) Comte0 (talk) 05:54, 27 August 2017 (UTC)