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Queluz National Palace[edit]

This article, to which you contributed, will be featured on the Main Page on January 5, 2008.[1] Risker (talk) 17:50, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

I am just the messenger here, I think you can guess who has asked me to pass this on, in accordance with the reasoning described in the link. That particular talk page is not available for editing at this time, but you can be assured the editor involved is aware. Risker (talk) 18:14, 2 January 2008 (UTC) (PS - you did some copy editing on the article)

Why thank you kind sir/madam[edit]

Thanks very much for the Barnstar! Happy new year Victuallers (talk) 15:19, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


Redirect of Feldsteinkirche[edit]

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Two DYKs[edit]

Updated DYK query On 7 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Grossmarkthalle, 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.
Updated DYK query On 7 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Martin Elsaesser, 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.

--Wizardman 04:27, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

FOUR DYKs![edit]

Updated DYK query On 9 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article List of Brick Gothic buildings, 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.
Updated DYK query On 9 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Brick Gothic, 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.
Updated DYK query On 9 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Brick Romanesque, 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.
Updated DYK query On 9 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Brick Renaissance, 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.

Wow, amazing. Keep up the good work! --Wizardman 05:51, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Brick Romanesque[edit]

Wow! Very nice and informative article. Just a micro style note. Subsections should have titles not in capitals... i.e., "Brick Romanesque churches", not "Brick Romanesque Churches". Ciao and good work. --Attilios (talk) 10:18, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Language in Brussels[edit]

Hi Athinaios. I note that you have replaced the German pronunciation of the name of Brussels in the lead section. In the article itself and in documents I have read, German is not the official language of Brussels. We generally try not to clutter the lead section with too much minor information. I have considered that you might include a statement that there are some (what is it - less than 1%?) German speakers in Belgium, and a few of these may live in Brussels, in the Language section of the article further down. Though that section is already considered questionable. Do you have any figures for the amount of German speakers in Brussels - is the percentage significantly higher than any other non-German city in Europe? If the figure is not significant then even mentioning it in the Language section might be regarded as too trivial. It would be a good idea to get a reference to support mentioning the German language. In the meantime I would like to remove the German pronunciation from the lead section. Would you have any continued objection? Regards SilkTork *What's YOUR point? 18:20, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

I've been looking for information on German speakers in Brussels and I can't find anything to help you. This BBC source [2] does indicate that the German speakers in Belgium are a significant minority and are in the Wallonia region, which doesn't include Brussels. Regards SilkTork *What's YOUR point? 18:37, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
Replied on User Talk:SilkTork. athinaios | Talk 18:51, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Dear Silk Tork. I am unsure what kind of information you are seeking. Brussels is the capital of the Kingdom of Belgium. That state has three, not two, official languages. To me, it would appear sensible to include the name of the city in all official languages of the country run from it (as is the case, e.g., on French wikipedia). I don't think the number of German-speakers who live in the city or region is relevant here, as opposed to the official status of the language in question in the country in question. (edit conflict) That's why my edits summary stated German is one of the official languages of Belgium, of which Brussels is the capital. athinaios | Talk 18:42, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

That's fine. But the article is about Brussels. It's not about Belgium. In the same way that London is about London, not the United Kingdom, which has several languages. In addition it is Wiki policy to use IPA, and articles are moving toward that. Check Help:Pronunciation. I find that for articles on places which will have a distinct regional pronunciation that using the regional pronunciation is helpful. However, as the chances of hearing Brussels pronounced in German in Brussels is as likely as hearing Paris, London, or Rome pronounced in German there is a limit to how useful that information actually is. If you feel strongly that the information is useful (as opposed to simply a matter of political stance, for an encyclopedia doesn't follow any political bias) then let us take this to the talkpage and get a wider perspective. SilkTork *What's YOUR point? 19:02, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
Ok, if that's what you prefer. I don't think I understand your issue. From my point of view, this is not political, nor is it anything to do with pronunciation. The article is about Brussels, which is, amongst other things, the capital of Belgium, and should give the name of that city in all official languages of that country. The German name is not a different pronunciation, but a slightly different name in the same way that, say, Copenhagen is not just a different pronunciation of København. It is the norm for articles on country capitals to give names in all relevant national languages (look at Edinburgh, Helsinki or Berne, also at Leuven and Liège (city)). The London article is unusual in that regard, perhaps because the multi-lingual character of Britain is less strongly felt than that of Belgium? If this needs to go on the Brussels talk page, I'd like to stress it's not because I feel the information is useful (which I do), but because you feel it is necessary to remove ca. 30 characters and a piece of information that has been part of the article since January 2003. athinaios | Talk 19:45, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
I've placed the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Cities#Pronunciation, and linked it to your talkpage as that's where our conversation started. I hadn't moved over your last comment above, but will do so now. It might be useful to direct all further comments on this to the Project talkpage or to your own talkpage to save us having this conversation in multi-locations! SilkTork *What's YOUR point? 19:55, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 10 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Fieldstone church, 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.

I've really been enjoying your recent architecture DYKs. I did the DYK update with all the brick nominations and I think the update was late because I spent too much time reading and looking at all the great illustrations, particularly in Brick Gothic. Thanks for the care you've put into these articles! --JayHenry (talk) 06:45, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 14 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Frauenfriedenskirche, 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.

Another FA in the making?? Victuallers (talk) 15:41, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On January 15, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Böttcherstrasse, 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.

Blnguyen (bananabucket) 04:25, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

GA review of Fayum mummy portraits[edit]

I've put the article's nomination on hold for seven days to allow folks time to address these issues. If you have questions, or disagree with something I've detailed, feel free to contact me on the article talk page, here, or on my talk page to discuss. If you need more time to address the concerns, but progress is being made, I have no problems with extending the time limit. Please don't be discouraged by the length of the list above, I found the article very interesting and informative. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ealdgyth (talkcontribs) 21:12, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Wow![edit]

Ich bin je richtig begeistert, in welchem Tempo hier die Übersetzungen "meiner" Vasenmalerei- und anderer Artikel zustande bringst. Doppelt erfreulich. zum einen für mein Ego ;) - zum anderen ist es sicher nicht schlecht, wenn dieser Bereich in der en:WP noch etwas ausgebaut wird. Ein paar Infos. Nachdem ich die Artikel zu Antikensammlung und zum Pergamonaltar endlich fertig habe (sollte in diesem monat hoffentlich alles soweit fertig sein), wird mein nächster größerer Schritt der Ausbau des Artikels zum Schuwalow-Maler zum nächsten Schreibwettbewerb in der de:WP (März) sein. In dieser Woche habe ich verstärkt an einer Liste der Vasenmaler und Töpfer gearbeitet, die, sollte es dich interessieren, aber noch nicht übersetzt werden sollte, da sie noch nicht fertig ist. Fertig wird sie zwar eh nie, aber der Grundstock sollte dann fertig erstellt sein. Sollte dich das interessieren (wäre dann aber sicher eine Heidenarbeit) laß' es mich wissen, dann gebe ich dir Bescheid, wenn das einigermaßen soweit ist. Grüße. Marcus Cyron (talk) 22:53, 18 January 2008 (UTC) PS: Ich werde im rotfigurigen Artikel die restlichen Rotlinks in nächster Zeit noch bläuen.

Meetup in Athens[edit]

Hello! I'd like to turn the first meetup of Wikipedians in Athens, Greece to your attention. We're a group of students involving three German Wikipedia admins and have set up this meetup for March 31st, 6:00 PM (18:00). The location is (to be exspected) the Ama Lachi. We'd very much like seeing as many Wikipedians from Greece as possible. We'd also like some help with the setup of the meeting; we need a contactsman in Athens. Yours, Sarazyn丁人LKDE 13:42, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

March 2008 edition of the WikiProject Germany newsletter[edit]

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User:Ling.Nut/Funerary art[edit]

Hi... uh, would you be interested in helping with User:Ling.Nut/Funerary art? many thanks! Ling.Nut (talk) 16:57, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Greek temple[edit]

Dear Athinaios, I just noticed that you've translated my article "Griechischer Tempel". Well done, I'm really impressed to find my work here again. Thus it was double worth to be done. Thanks a lot. Cheers, Tusculum. 217.111.34.38 (talk) 09:36, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Categorization[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that I've created the category Category:Anonymous artists of antiquity, corresponding to the category "Notname (Antike)" on the German Wikipedia and good for collecting articles about all the Greek painters whose names are unknown. Thought you might find it useful. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 16:27, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Eberswalde Hoard[edit]

Updated DYK query On 9 June, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Eberswalde Hoard, 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.

--BorgQueen (talk) 19:42, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 11 June, 2008, Did you know? was updated with facts from the articles Analatos Painter, and Polyphemos Painter, 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.

Congratulations on your double nom. The third article Mesogeia Painter was included on the main page but not credited for DYK because it was too small. --Royalbroil 04:57, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Großmarkthalle and Talk:Großmarkthalle[edit]

We just had the same troubles on de-wiki with the German version of the article, and I've just found the same edits in no-wiki and es-wiki and reverted it. As the user had been blocked for a month on de-wiki, he spreads his activities to other Wikipedias and plays l'enfant terrible there. --EvaK (talk) 08:39, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

The WikiProject Greece August 2008 newsletter[edit]

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Black forest pottery[edit]

Hi, I see our German friends now have a most impressive looking article on Black-figure pottery, though I have no idea what it says the quantity of it is clearly luxurious. I'd be glad to help with the reference checking and proof-reading if you are up for translating it. Twospoonfuls (ειπέ) 14:15, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

culture[edit]

Hi, I would really appreciate it if you would look over this article. As of a few days ago, I think it was a trainwreck - tangential material, lots of repetition, no contextualization. I did a major overhaul of it (but my approach was relatively conservative: I deleted fringe material and redundancies, and reorganized what was left according to distinctive points of view or approaches). It still needs work (I describe all this in greater detail on the talk page). One thing I did was provide a very abbreviated summary of how cultural anthropologists talk about culture. One thing that is sorely lacking is a section on material culture and archeology. Off the top of my head I think that something should be said about the first appearance of tools in hominan history, how archeologists study material culture (explaining words like matrix and assemblage), theories of material culture and the relationship between material culture and social organization/social life etc. Right now I am trying to focus on the core concepts/ways of conceptualizing/frameworks for study. But I do not have the knowledge of archeology to do this. So I am hoping that you can help out ... thanks Slrubenstein | Talk 19:38, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Question on Greek History[edit]

Hello Athinaios. A new user by the name of Bobbobbob12345 (talk) has found a book claiming that the conquests of Alexander the great were 17.5 million km2. He says it was a Readers Digest atlas of world history that said that a so-called Greek empire under Alexander the great was larger than the Achaemenid Empire. (He didn't spell it correctly, either.) If you know the facts about the history about the history of ancient Greece and Persia, can you tell him at his (talk) page? Thanks, Rustyfence (talk) 00:51, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Woe is me[edit]

I am bereft! Where are you, Mr Athinaios?

Princess Venetia di Cannoli (talk) 08:57, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Pottery articles[edit]

Wow, love the Greek pottery painter articles, they're absolutely wow! Could you add Category:Ancient Greek vase painters to all of them, as you create? -- Zanimum (talk) 00:02, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Please be patient and help me. There's more vase painting stuff in the pipeline (I translated these for a non-wikipedia related reason and thought I might as well add them, after appropriate changes, as they are in many ways rather important and interesting) and I'll try to get it all out here within the next 10 days. I'll try to add the link you mention, but tweaking comes after that - but please help if you can, e.g, in case I overlook something.
If anyone's checking: I have prepared an array of articles on Greek vase painting and shall release them over the next few days. I don't have time to do it all in one go (I'd love to unleash them all at once, but I just can't - DYK anyone?). Many of the dead links will eventually connect. The remaining ones are, as always, asking to be made non-dead. So please be patient for a little while.
DYK, anynone?
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Athinaios,

Thanks for all these superb Greek pottery articles - it's exactly what the encyclopedia needs. Please be sure to add inline references wherever possible, and categories if you can. Happy editing! --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:32, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

White ground technique[edit]

Your expansion of this article is much appreciated. Please look over my edits, which have to do with layout and the organization of material, not content per se, to make sure I haven't done a disservice. Cynwolfe (talk) 13:47, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Telephus[edit]

Hi, 'Athinaios'! I believe you are something of an expert on Greek pottery. Maybe you would like to consider my request at Talk:Euripides#Telephus - can I have some of his stuff please?. Thanks. 'McRap'. McRap (talk) 23:47, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Thanks for starting the Burgon Group article! Always great to see more arts coverage on Wikipedia =) Thanks for all your contributions and enjoy some baklava! SarahStierch (talk) 04:55, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

inline citations[edit]

Please dont forget to provide inline citations for articles you are adding to Wikipedia. This makes it much clearer to readers where the references were used.--RadioFan (talk) 12:09, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Great work[edit]

I've just gone through and patrolled all the pages you've created recently. Great work! Thanks for contributing your expert knowledge to Wikipedia. I've put up a request on Request for permissions asking for you to be granted autopatrolled permission. —Tom Morris (talk) 18:21, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

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Hi Athinaios, just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatrolled right to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Swarm X11|11|11 18:31, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

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Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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