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  • I'd prefer it if noone removed content here, but naturally I have no objections if it's just grammar.
  • Please don't revert my edits on this page.
  • Finally: no insults. I can take criticism as much as the next guy, but outright personal attacks will be reverted and reported.


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Roman Empire[edit]

I beg for your pardon but I see no 'consenus formed with input from quite a lot of users' as the talk page has only got a few articles and none of them are promptly responded. If you do not provide evidences, your 'very good reason' will only be a boastful self-proclamation. If my article in the talk page is still unresponded in this week, I will see that my opinion is not well-respected and will do the edit all over again. Thank you for your notice. Yours sincerely, Pktlaurence (talk) 09:36, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

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RE:Renaming[edit]

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April 2014[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.Smeat75 (talk) 17:49, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

which Parteiadler? discussion[edit]

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_talk:Nazism_sidebar#which_Parteiadler.3F and join the discussion 115.187.78.250 (talk) 22:36, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014[edit]

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Disagreement on poster[edit]

I realize we have a legitimate disagreement of opinion here, and I'd like to resolve it in a reasonable way. Rather than spreading it out to a million pages, Talk:Leon Trotsky seems like the best place to discuss this, and get third opinions, so it's not just you and me.--Pharos (talk) 05:11, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Its not about our "opinion", Pharos, but alright. -- Director (talk) 05:12, 25 April 2014 (UTC)


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Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Jews_and_Communism_(2nd_nomination)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Jews_and_Communism_(2nd_nomination). Thanks. MarkBernstein (talk) 21:23, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

What really happened[edit]

Director, I'm very happy that you have finally come to the realization that we were all "spending months in discussion on absolutely nothing." That's exactly how I feel. What really happened, whether you realize it or not, is that you blindly supported Producer (I have no idea why) and when the tide of support turned against him, you all of a sudden felt the need to change sides. Why do you "honestly feel nauseous" after reading a comparison? Why does it matter that the article was copied from an antisemitic site? Why does it matter where it came from? Any reasonable person should be able to look at information and decide for themselves whether the information is worthwhile, or propaganda, or whatever. I wonder if it may have something to do with being on the opposite side of the world (from me) and how propaganda is presented to you in your country compared to how propaganda is presented in my country. In any case, I'm really happy that you're able to see things differently, even though I don't understand your reasoning for changing your mind. I hope you know that I was giving you a hard time simply because it was so much fun, and also because you were sooooooo wrong! :-) I like you much better now that you agree with me. lol USchick (talk) 18:27, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Well, I wasn't "sooo wrong", was I? :) I still think if the sources make the connection, then so should we. We have lots of articles like that.. But I'll be damned if I'll support an article based, even in part, on an an essay of that sort. As I said over there, my position is WP:Blow it up and start over. But I don't plan to be doing any "starting over" myself, though. Imo, if we do ever restart this thing, we should come to a consensus on reliable sources beforehand. -- Director (talk) 10:00, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I said thanks on my talk page but I want to make sure that you see a message from me saying thank you for my barnstar! It is very gracious of you and I am really touched.Smeat75 (talk) 23:13, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

I'd like to second the sentiment of appreciation. Not everyone is able to change course so radically in such circumstances; in the face of a revelation that makes them as uncomfortable as this one clearly made you, some people will just find any way to deny or rationalize. You didn't and, despite all of the acrimony over that article and some misgivings that I had about your perspectives on things, when it came down it, you acted in a conscionable manner in the face of those unpleasant facts. Though I tried to stay out of the actual content debate until late in the game to focus on trying to advocate civility first as it broke down on the talk page, I think I can still speak for everyone when I say I'm glad we are all no longer divided on the issue. Sorry the situation had to end so uncomfortably for you, but at least we can all chalk it up to an educational experience. Snow talk 05:50, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
Fellas, the one thing I value more than anything else is rationality. If I perceive the objective point of view as being sidelined on the basis of emotion and personal sentiment - I will defend it to the last. It only follows that I in turn try not to be the one to get unduly attached to any viewpoint.
Yup. This wasn't a pleasant experience (could have finished three different projects by now..), but I guess it'll learn me to do more research before supporting something so strongly. My apologies again. -- Director (talk) 09:56, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
I just wanted to say to ignore some of the editors who seem bent on making this personal. I know it's difficult(believe me), but it's probably better in the long run. After all, I ignored some posts directed at me from a certain someone.  :-) In any case, have a good day. Dave Dial (talk) 15:43, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree with the above. There sure seem to be a lot of bad feelings out there. I think that what happens is that people take their eye off the ball. forget that it's all about content, that it's not about extracting apologies and acts of contrition (particularly since you've already apologized, which wasn't even absolutely necessary, as you had taken a stance in good faith). I'm no scholar on the subject. What I saw here was an article that was at the top of any Google search, an article that, as you aptly put it, made me a bit nauseous. It gave me a queasy feeling in my gut. But we have to rely on Wikipedia processes, and over time the process worked (or at least it seems to be working). More eyeballs came to the article. Smeat, after walking out, returned and made the discovery that he made. And you, Director, took an objective evaluation of the article and decided that yes, it originated on a racist website, and we can't have that. No one can reasonably expect more from you than what you've already done. Coretheapple (talk) 15:49, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Information icon This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. USchick (talk) 17:51, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Possible Meat/Sock Puppetry Investigation[edit]

We're discussing possibly opening another investigation of you for meat and/or sockpuppetry here. --Atlantictire (talk) 01:11, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Support[edit]

Hi Director,

Each day we discover new examples of dysfunction of the "internet community" system. Group behaviour is something fascinating but that should frighten all of us. Don't forget that the accusations that target you are just the results of such social mechanisms that lead to the lynching of the black sheep. Despite the basic and clever rules that were written to manage wikipedia, writing an encyclopaedia in such a context is more than a challenge. Good continuation. For your own wellness, but for no other reason, I advise you to self-ban from this article and topic. Pluto2012 (talk) 04:54, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

I virtually did so right away I think. I said I wouldn't restart the article quite a while ago now. And I do also hereby self-ban myself from all topics relating to Jews and Judaism, which were never my interest at all. I also think Producer should be banned from that topic, but that banning either of us from the topic of Communism is objectively a bad idea. -- Director (talk) 11:37, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

I do NOT "scheme"[edit]

Smiley lol.gif USchick (talk) 23:15, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

I don't. What's so damn funny, Chick? -- Director (talk) 00:21, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
The only saving grace you have in my opinion, is your willingness to look outside yourself and to ask questions. I see this as an effort to improve as a human being. For this, I continue to like you, even though you make it very difficult sometimes. And you're also very funny, sometimes on purpose, sometimes in spite of yourself. Peace. USchick (talk) 01:12, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
And you didn't throw me under the bus in your latest ANI nomination. Aaawwwww, that's so sweet! Thanks! :) USchick (talk) 01:51, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I am a riot at parties.. :) As regards the thread, well, I guess even when I make such a big mistake I draw the line at tolerating such poor diagnoses. And why would I mention you? I don't believe in quid pro quo ;). -- Director (talk) 02:01, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Hahahahahahha! Love it! :) You shouldn't post links like that unless you want to reinforce your diagnosis. People around here have ZERO sense of humor! USchick (talk) 02:46, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Comments from TParis[edit]

I've closed the AN thread that sought a topic ban against you as no consensus. I was going to leave it at that, but upon further reflecting, I think this warrants a little more than thread summary. I've run across you quite a few times on ANI and AN. I can't recall all of the times, but I know at various points I've supported and opposed some of the things that you've done in those threads. I also understand that you've taken a lot of heat in the last couple of days after you accepted that the article in question was sourced to a antisemitic article. So take this with however many grains of salt you choose to. However, I think what got you into this situation has been the same issues that has often led you to being at ANI. My impression of you has always been 'good editor, bad collaborator.' You seem to be right about 90% of the time I see you in these messes, and I think you're probably quite educated and informed. But I think this needs to be a beacon for you that other editors can be just as educated and informed. A little more patience and understanding of other editors is needed and would've helped you here. There were several editors saying that there fish stank and that more investigation was needed. Anyway, I'm just a kid from the US, not trying to be patronizing, so take whatever you find useful.--v/r - TP 21:20, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

@Director, I opposed the proposed sanction against you at AN. We've met on a couple of article talk pages in the past and, FWIW, my take on you is exactly as TParis puts it. DeCausa (talk) 21:31, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you both for your input. The way I see it, my mistakes were #1 being blinded by the bare fact that the sources were scholarly and reliable, and #2 what appears to have been an excessive confidence in Producer's work, built through years of experience editing together. Both others and myself have acquired a respect for the quality of his contributions. As such, I dismissed all the claims of some kind of antisemitic synthesis, presented without any objective evidence, as a kind of emotional reaction only to be expected in such a difficult article. My gut told me this could be fishy, but I do honestly always try to ignore it and go by the facts. I'm damn sorry for all this, and I just want to put an end to the animosity and move on. Or rather, take a wiki break. -- Director (talk) 21:40, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
"other editors can be just as educated and informed" and obnoxious! Don't forget obnoxious (like me)!  ;) USchick (talk) 22:25, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

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I hope you and Producer are safe and not affected by the floods. USchick (talk) 08:15, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Oh no, I'm on the coast. -- Director (talk) 08:59, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Yah, just noticed this massive body of water already covering much of the landscape! Luckily I have located an ingenious device that may allow me to traverse it on my way to safety.. :) -- Director (talk) 16:53, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Seriously? Your area is flooding?!?!?! I live in an area of frequent natural disasters and worked on disaster preparedness teams. The danger is not the flood, but the power of the water to carry objects with great force underneath the water, like telephone poles that serve as invisible missiles under murky water. The next danger is the disease floating around in the water from backed up sewers. If you're wading in it, all kinds of microscopic organisms enter through your skin and make you violently ill. More people die from that, than from drowning. Also, your tap water is probably contaminated as well. This is very serious, and if your general population is not already prepared for it, this will be extremely devastating. While you still can, I urge you to go online and read up on it. You should have a plan about what to do when you lose power. The water in your faucet is already compromised and shouldn't be used for drinking. Also, don't forget your animals. During evacuation, animals are often not allowed, so act now and leave if at all possible. Later, when lots of people want to leave at the same time, your options will be limited. This is a great time to take a vacation far away, you can always return later. Don't let your animals drink the flood water. Check on your relatives. Good luck and keep in touch! USchick (talk) 17:11, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
No, not seriously, I was joking; I said I was on the coast, when I said I see a "large body of water covering the landscape", I was referring to something like this. The Adriatic :). -- Director (talk) 17:25, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Oh good! You should still make a plan. Stock up on bottled water and filters (antibacterial AND antiviral). Filters are easier to carry than water. Prepare for refugees coming to your area. If not in your home, in your work and in your community. This will have ripple effects all over Europe. USchick (talk) 17:30, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Sincerest thanks for your concern, but I live in a city on a (rather hilly) peninsula, surrounded by the sea on three sides, and very, very far from any major rivers. The danger of flooding is entirely non-existent.. The only thing we get around here are earthquakes, and that very rarely (if ever..). It'd be like getting flooded in downtown San Francisco.
But I hear its pretty bad up in the north of the country. -- Director (talk) 17:37, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Your area is very beautiful. I understand why you don't think you need to prepare, which tells me that no one is prepared. I hope you're right. :) USchick (talk) 17:43, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Heh, couple years ago we had a foot or two of snowfall (which is very very rare), and the whole city ground to a halt for three days. Yup, I'd say we're definitely unprepared.. but honestly I don't know if it makes sense to be prepared for something that never really happened. We do get tremors from time to time, but never a proper "earthquake" (though they are known to be a rare hazard in the region, more to the south). Serious flooding is pretty much physically impossible.. The worst that actually happens is you know, like a really bad storm, with torrential rain and strong wind, maybe somewhere a tree gets blown away, or a sailboat gets smashed against its dock. Or sometimes the 19th century drainage in Diocletian's Palace will be overwhelmed so a couple shops get flooded. Trivial stuff like that. -- Director (talk) 18:15, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but the idea behind using birth control is to prepare for things that "may never happen." :-) The idea behind disaster preparedness is to be prepared for any disaster. You never know, ANYTHING can happen and often does. And that's when you don't want to be the one suffering. Wouldn't you rather be in a position to help others instead of waiting to be rescued? At a minimum, that means having a solar device to power your phone, access to clean water, a predetermined meeting place to communicate with your loved ones when all communication is down, and an exit plan. That's all I'm going to say, because we can argue forever. ;-) And you don't scare me with your Yoda, I've been to the dark side and back. I can take you there on a field trip! lol USchick (talk) 18:34, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
The probability of Direktor getting wet from the floods is like of a guy from San Francisco being affected by the rise of watter of the Great Lakes in Chicago lol... FkpCascais (talk) 19:44, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
The worst natural disaster that may happend in Direkor´s city is to dive into the sea and hit an old Roman amphora with the head... FkpCascais (talk) 19:51, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Heh, or get shelled by the JRM ;)
Anyway Chick, as far as having any direct effect on me, the floods might indeed be happening in the Baltic. And to flood where I currently am, you'd need to drain the sea, push the city down to sea level, and run a medium-sized river through it. For starters. Talk to Fkp here.. not sure where he's at, and if he's in Cascais he's about as threatened as I am, but he may know some folks in the endangered areas. -- Director (talk) 21:06, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
I'm very happy to hear that. I wonder how many of the 20,000 people who had to evacuate weren't prepared either and didn't have their important documents in one place, ready to go? With Putin on the loose, and rogue US drones flying around, who knows what can happen! lol USchick (talk) 22:15, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
I'm sure a great many people were quite unprepared, as this appears to be by far the worst flood in the recorded history of the area. From what I understand, whole buildings were washed away, foundations and all. Re Putin, well, I'm sure he wouldn't be having such a fit if the US wasn't sponsoring coups in his private empire.
But where do you live (if I may inquire), that you are so well informed on the dangers of flooding? -- Director (talk) 01:13, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
For time being I don´t think you Direktor need to wander if your town is going to be shelled by now. But if you really get me mad I may consider talking to Commodore Andrija Andrić of the Imperial Serbian Navy to lend me a 1929 River patrol boat named Stražar and when I go around Danube into the Black Sea and then pass Bosphorus, turn around Greece, and then get near you by the year 2017 I may throu little rocks at your window and challenge you to a nasty game of chess. If you accept of course, if you don´t, I may pee from my boat Stražar into your beatiful sea in revenge, and take a long trip back to my Serbian Empire... Yeah, I may pass to see my beatiful family old hollyday house (2 floors, nice garden, and the beach just 50m down) near Dubrovnik which we had to sell for few pennies at same time the shelling of Split happend because it was invaded, pillaged and painted with signs "Death to Serbs" "Srbe na vrbe" "Kill Chetniks" and so on ;)
Yes, I´m in Cascais as allways. I´ve been in Belgrade in March. I don´t have no one from close family or friends affected by the floods, but some family and friends are actively partcipating in the rescuing missions. There has been some nice solidarity around such a sad event. Till now it hit mostly non-densely populated rural areas (except a few towns), but the news are that Belgrade is expected to see the rise of the Sava and Danube rivers to very high water-levels in a day or two. We´ll see what will happend. FkpCascais (talk) 04:13, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Speaking of natural desasters, I survived the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. I was preparing to go to school that morning in my parents 6th floor apartment in the Polanco, Mexico City neighbourhood when sudently everything started brutally shaking. The earthquake lasted for an incredible time of more then 3 minutes. Those minutes seemed to never end. We had a living room with one wall in glass (an enormous window) from where I saw building collapsing and just waited along my parents and the paniking maid the moment our building was going to collapse too. It ended not collapsing and was just damaged on one side, and we immediatelly that day moved to a house far from any tall buildings. Its something I will never forget, and those images in my head of those building collapsing and killing all people inside... ufff :( FkpCascais (talk) 04:23, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Yes FkpCascais, deciding where to locate your household is definitely something to consider once you have lived through a catastrophe. I live in the Southeastern United States. During Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita people were being evacuated in helicopters and some of those people ended up in my region, far away from the disaster area. Somehow I ended up being in charge of communications for our entire region. Thankfully, I was prepared, because my organization had just finished disaster preparedness planning. At that time, there was a national mandate that required everyone to coordinate efforts and plan for natural disasters, but anyone with a brain understood that the real reason was a terrorist threat like another September 11 attack. It's a long story about how I ended up in charge, but I did. Since I was directly involved with the planning teams, I was probably more qualified than upper management to deal with the crisis. After each event, I was officially recognized by the government. The coordinated planning effort proved to be so useful, that people keep it in place and keep updating it. It's been used for all kinds of things since then. For all our faults, one thing we do very well in the US, is self organize.

We also have a lot of local disasters, but everyone in the South is extremely self sufficient, so some stories barely make the news. Anytime there's a disaster, you never hear other countries sending aid, people are so used to taking care of problems, it has to be something really serious before anyone from the outside takes notice. I would never live in a large metropolitan area with skyscrapers and subway systems. That's a terrible place to be stuck, with no way out and crazy people everywhere. USchick (talk) 04:58, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

USchick, it is admirable how you offered yourself to help in those situations and the way you dealt with it. It is people like you, practical and brave, that are most needed.
The situation happening in Southeast Europe is a bit different, in a sense that, well, while in the Southern states of US people know about the frequency of hurricanes, in Serbia and around it is not that often that big floods happend, so we can´t really blame the people for not being prepared to something rarely or ever happening. Also, if it would have been a minor flood, I guess people would have dealt with it easily, but once the flood is as big as moving houses out of place, hardly any individual preparation would help. Army and people made artificil barriers saving many places for further damage. FkpCascais (talk) 03:44, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
Are you kidding? It wouldn't help if the people had water filters? It wouldn't help to have their documents and medicines together so they could evacuate quickly? Seriously? I'm not blaming them, I'm just saying that there is a lot less suffering when people are prepared. The last big flood we had here was 2 years ago, it was 13 miles/20 km from my home and covered 44 miles/70km and no one died, no one suffered, it wasn't even a "serious problem" because people know what to do in these situations. I'm watching the rescue efforts in Europe, and the lessons learned from the big hurricanes are being used in the evacuation. Pets are going with people, security measures are being followed, neighboring countries are responding. Nice job! :) There are also 300,000 people without power who are not evacuating. Who knows how long they will be there without power. I hope some of them are prepared, so they can help their neighbors. USchick (talk) 05:20, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
Oh for the love of Dixie, CSchick (which is what I'm calling you from now on :D)... When you have absolutely no reason to think you will ever have to be evacuated, because no one was ever evacuated from your area for any (non-Serb-related :)) reason - ever, then its just plain stupid to buy filters. You might as well carry around a lightning rod in case you're ever smitten by Zeus the Thunderer, or a tiny novelty umbrella in case an asteroid lands on you.. Or in case a volcano erupts under your backyard, etc. The documents, well, I suppose its always a good idea to keep them in one place, if for no other reason than to find them more easily when you gotta go down to the DMV. And I dare say most people probably do that regardless of whether they think they might be evacuated or not.
Fkp, I whole-heartily recommend the riverboat thing.. I doubt the canoes and slingshots of the local Navy would be effective, especially if you bring enough bricks to chuck at them.. Though I guess eventually NATO might send an official fishing trawler equipped with hand grenades, and then you'd be in trouble.. Re the Dubrovnik house, well, guess you shouldn't have sold it.. I'm sure you would have gotten it back eventually. If it makes you feel any better, my family also lost a house there for different reasons (and in the old town no less).. methinks that might be a general trend.. -- Director (talk) 13:28, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes USchick, Direktor is right. You can´t really blame people for not being prepared over there. It is not even a matter of being prepared or not. From what I hear people are actually responding quite well there considering the ammount of devastation the floods are making. Also, you said how when dissasters happend in the US how they mostly passed unnoticed because people are prepared. I´m not so sure about that, today we know when the tiniest village in US suffers something, and, thanks to the global communications, I am glad we all know. Also, we all saw for instance the huge fires in California (btw, same sort of huge summer fires happend in the coast of Croatia and in Portugal where I am now) and how they affected populations. It´s all relative. Also, you said how US doesn´t need help from other countries, but the US and European reality is quite different. European countries are more like separate US states. It is normal in Europe to have many countries helping eachother to cope with such events. It is not kind of "shame" or anything, it woyuld be stupid to a country to get proud and refuse help (it happend before in some cases with bad results). Also, only a few US states are capable of dealing alone with some major disaster, obviously the federal agencies take charge with halp from many states being activated.
So, it is obviously good to have the population aware and educated on how to respond in emergency scenarios, but when we face major disasters unfortunatelly it is "normal" to have things out of hand. That is when brave and prepared people like you become extremelly important in order to help and organise the most vulnerable ones :)
Direktor, it was my parents that sold the house, and basically because the news we were receving from one neighbour were that the house had been broked-in several times, robbed, vandalised, painted with those inscriptions, etc. and that neighbour even called the police, but at time police didn´t do anything. Everybody knew who had done that but no one wanted to have problems with them, neither would accept to be witnesses. So at that time it really seemed that going there again would be impossible, so selling it for a ridiculous price was the only option that seemed logical by then. I know some Serbs didn´t sell their properties and later they got them back, however at that time the situation was so tense that one was wondering if could even go there at all and what more will happend to the property if it didn´t go. You certainly remember the tension at that period. And defending the property and summer-houses of Serbs was not a priority, there was even speculation the local police was even involved in those actions. I didn´t wanted to talk any of this here, but you made me talk about it when you mentioned the shelling. It´s really hard to make an account of how much we all lost with the situation we all founded ourselfs in, if you suffered more by being affraid of being hit by the bombing, or me by loosing a noce house my family invested in with their hard work. One thing is trouth, beside a few profeteers and a minority, the rest of us (all in the region) we all lost, directly or indirectly. PS: Why did your family lost a house there? We lost it because everyone in the town (a small town near Dubrovnik) knew it was a summer-house of Serbs. FkpCascais (talk) 02:03, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
I know that everyone has a different way of doing things, I wasn't trying to imply that our way is better. It's nice to see people getting along for a change, I wish they would do it more often, and not just during disasters. It's fascinating to hear your stories because, growing up, I always heard that Yugoslavia was so much more advanced than the Soviet Union, I never imagined you could have the same kind of idiotic things happening as in Ukraine, but it all sounds very similar. During your war we had a large number of refugees from your area come through my city in the US, and I became friends with them. They had some wild stories and they showed off their scars from whoever was chasing them and shooting at them. They tried to explain what the war was about, but it was nothing that made any sense to me. It's fascinating to talk to someone now who is still there after the war. Thanks guys! :)
Heh "still there after the war", hahah :). Um, so far as I know, FkpCascais is in, well, Cascais, Portugal. That aside, I thank you for the apparent commendation of my bravery. It can't be all that bad, though, if millions of people feel the need to crowd here every summer (lots of Americans too, by the bushelfull). 14 million last year, apparently.. which, I can tell you, feels like 50 in a country of just four million residents.
I many ways (ex-)Yugoslavia was more "advanced", and still kind of is, in spite of the wars. Before the breakup of course, and particularly before the 80s economic crisis, Yugoslavia was miles ahead of every country in the Eastern Bloc (mostly because it wasn't a part of the Eastern Bloc). Russia and Ukraine are huge countries, and as such vastly more significant on a world scale, however, given the choice between the two, its really no contest as to where you would prefer to live. The standard is far better, the economy more stable, job conditions more tolerable, the climate is incomparably better.. you don't share an apartment with other families as in many parts of, say Moscow... You might call the Balkans "Eastern Europe", but over there you've got the real Eastern Europe. A goodly chunk of the Balkans are now in the EU, my own country included.. We've got the "European seal of approval", heheh.. :)
This is of course not to say you'd not prefer "to live and die in Dixie", as the song goes ;). -- Director (talk) 07:26, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
Be careful when you use the word Dixie, some people get extremely offended by it. (Not me, I wasn't here and I don't claim responsibility for whatever was done here by people who I'm not related to in any way. lol) And yes, Director, I think you're very brave, and fabulous in every way. Almost. *rolls eyes* USchick (talk) 20:52, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
I know I know, just poking fun. -- Director (talk) 12:02, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
From the Dalmatia article, I see that it's not just me you like to argue with? Should I take that personally? I was thinking maybe I was the only one? I also see that those arguments are no match to my arguments, he may frustrate you a little, but he doesn't make your head hurt. You must miss me terribly! ;) LOL USchick (talk) 05:57, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
I'm still waiting for a very simple "thank you click" for the edit where I was defending you. I guess I should stop waiting, huh? USchick (talk) 01:07, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Ha ha ha, THANK YOU! Maybe if you weren't so mean to people, you wouldn't have all this trouble. Good luck! USchick (talk) 02:41, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Its 6 AM here, Chick - I was sleeping :) -- Director (talk) 03:53, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Oh........... what are you wearing? ;) USchick (talk) 04:30, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
A white coat, what else? (though by now I'm at the hospital.. :)) -- Director (talk) 05:00, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

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Hello, Director! I assume you'll be interested to take a look at edits recently made at Prime Minister of Yugoslavia, when you have enough time to do that. Cheers! --Sundostund (talk) 13:03, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

I can see no problems (aside from SnakeBG's bit), kudos. -- Director (talk) 13:09, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I'm talking about his bit. I didn't want to revert it myself, to avoid edit warring, etc... You spend a great deal of time working on that article, so I wanted to inform you about his recent edits. Please, take a look at that article from time to time, in case of some more "problematic" edits. Cheers! --Sundostund (talk) 13:25, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
I had a feeling that's what you were after, hah! :) -- Director (talk) 14:39, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
I hope you don't mind it! :) --Sundostund (talk) 14:43, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Certainly not. Thanks for the heads up, and kudos again for the clever way in which it was relayed. -- Director (talk) 14:57, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Check it again, same thing. --Sundostund (talk) 23:38, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
As for Marusic, I'd be perfectly happy if he discuss that issue with you. After all you added Marusic to the list about 9 months ago... I'd accept any solution over which you two can agree - you spend a big chunk of time working of that article, now he found out some document according to which Marusic wasn't PM... Anyway, please sort it out with him, I'm really not interested to jump into that discussion. --Sundostund (talk) 11:49, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Coat of arms of Croatia proper[edit]

Coat of arms of Croatia proper?

I have a question about the coat of arms of Croatia proper. At our page, Coat of arms of Croatia, it says that the coat of arms of Croatia proper, as represented in the coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia, is the image linked on the right. However, at Croatia proper, you've put the chessboard in. I don't know enough about the subject, but I figure that either the Croatia proper article or the Coat of arms of Croatia article is wrong, or perhaps I'm missing something. RGloucester 19:15, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Well, firstly, the coa of Croatia (the republic) is something of a shambles.. Of the five arms that are supposed to make up the (rather tacky, 80s-style design) crown - three are incorrect. Apparently the dude given the job to put together the heraldic symbol of the country cared so much about heraldic accuracy, that he altered symbols so they fit his pretty colour scheme. I wrote a special section to showcase the accurate versions of the symbols.
Not to ramble, this is the accurate version of that coat of arms, but red didn't fit the guy's blueish crown so the thing is blue. All that said - I have no idea what the devil that coa is supposed to represent. Its supposed to be some kind of "earliest known symbol", but who knows whether it actually is such.. the Kingdom of Croatia had a checkerboard coa since at least 1495. In short, while it may be some old symbol used for god knows what, its not the latest symbol used for the Kingdom of Croatia. Hence I'm disinclined towards using it, unless someone can show that it actually is a symbol for Croatia proper in some way. -- Director (talk) 19:39, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Now if you'll excuse me, I must watch our team get steamrollered in São Paulo :). -- Director (talk) 19:55, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
I don't disagree with you, as I too find the "crown", if one can call it that, "tacky", and quite bizarre. I'm aware that the Kingdom of Croatia used the chessboard, so I suppose you are quite correct in that regard. I imagine that the Coa article should be adjusted at some point, though, so that it doesn't specify that as representing "Croatia proper" in that sense. RGloucester 20:23, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Oh! You already did it. Thanks very much. Enjoy the football. RGloucester 20:25, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
I imagine they only added the crown because of uncomfortable historical associations carried in a flag with an "unadorned" coa.. -- Director (talk) 09:54, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Personal attacks on my behalf[edit]

I kindly ask of you to that you do not call me a sock puppet. There has been no reason to do so, especially on the talk page. Asdisis (talk) 19:57, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Some of your comments arouse suspicion, I'm afraid. -- Director (talk) 19:59, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Belligerents order in World War 2[edit]

There is a discussion about belligerents order for WWII in the talk page [2] which challenge previous consensus. Current change for WWII article is ranking USA above United Kingdom, ranking France above China and adding the leaders of Romania and Hungary into Info box. I thought you should know, as you seem to join the previous discussion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.134.38.217 (talk) 00:47, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

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Re: Well..[edit]

Please, don't go into a grand conspiracy mode... I've had enough of that this week on another front (pun intended). Nobody actually removed anything about the NOB from Wikipedia. Heck, I'd be much happier if we actually had people write more about it in such a summary article, whatever its name, because this one remains an article about WWII in Yugoslavia that hardly even touches on the context of the major elements of the war such as the persecution campaigns, concentration camps, the stories of the People's Heroes, the strategic bombings... --Joy [shallot] (talk) 19:06, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm not going into conspiracy mode, I'm sure this is just a mistake, caused in no small part by my own neglect.. You simply can not deny, though, that by merging the Invasion with the Partisan war into one topic - we lost the Partisan war article. The NOB, for the first time, no longer has a dedicated article. Sure its still part of the scope, but its also part of World War II's scope, for example.
Sure, I always wanted to fix that place up, but didn't get much farther than the lede and infobox because of stonewalling from the Chetniks article crowd (ages ago). I eventually got frustrated with the title issue and left. But now I don't even care about the title (or even enough to fix the empty field in the infobox), since the scope itself has been altered from a very specific resistance war to "all conflicts in WWII occurring on the territory of Yugoslavia" (is Istria a part of that? Zadar? Lastovo? Albania?). I think you know this is not usually done in the sources: the guerrilla war is treated as separate, because it involved different actors, was fought in a different way, and occurred significantly later (as Peacemaker had pointed out). If an overview article is truly regarded as necessary by participants, fine - but then an NOB article is perfectly justified, because we do not have one. Sort of marginalizing the Invasion and pretending it isn't there in our current article, doesn't change the fact that its included now. The topic isn't the Partisan war - but "everything in Yugoslavia". -- Director (talk) 19:52, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
"Resistance war in Yugoslavia", or Yugoslav resistance war, now there's a good NDESC title.. -- Director (talk) 20:08, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

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Dalmatia[edit]

The third paragraph at Dalmatia/Definition is a 65-word sentence. Would you please look at it if you have time. No response is necessary. Thank you very much.

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Seven reverts is edit warring[edit]

I don't have time to fuck with you right now, but you really need to have stopped and hour ago. — ArtifexMayhem (talk) 22:35, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

I don't mean to provoke anybody, but no - I should not have. Its unbelievable that the image was removed from the article. I mean there's a limit to when it just becomes vandalism. -- Director (talk) 22:38, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

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IQ and Global Inequality: a suggestion[edit]

A few months ago, when TheRedPenOfDoom removed a similar map from Race Differences in Intelligence (book) along with several paragraphs from the book's summary, I opened a request for comment about the removals. Two uninvolved editors, Markbasset and Solarra, commented in favour of including the removed content before the RFC was shut down. If you care about restoring the map on the IQ and Global Inequality article, I suggest starting an RFC like I did. You may find that, as was the case on the other article, editors without a vested long-term involvement in these articles tend to share your perspective. 36.250.89.95 (talk) 22:24, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

While suggestions are being handed out, you might find this one useful: Following advice of socks of blocked users is generally not very wise. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 18:56, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
The I.P. user here should have remembered also that it is discourteous to make suggestions of this kind to just one party in the editing, and not equally to everyone involved. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 20:59, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

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Reichskommissariat is a Commissariat, not a country[edit]

This was already discussed at Talk:Reichskommissariat_of_Belgium_and_Northern_France and the consensus was that a Reichskommissariat is a Commissariat and thus inbox government agency is the most appropriate. --Nug (talk) 09:52, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Doesn't look like a proper consensus to me. Anyway, I think the change is very silly, and I've posted my rationale over there. -- Director (talk) 10:00, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Regarding the distinction between Government of Illinois and Illinois with respect to Reichskommissariats, this article here makes that distinction between Reichskommissariat Ostland and Ostland. As you see, Ostland is redirected to Reichskommissariat Ostland, which is like redirecting Illinois to Government of Illinois. Wouldn't it make sense to have Ostland as the article about the territorial entity (like Illinois), with an infobox former country, while Reichskommissariat Ostland an article about the governing entity (like Government of Illinois). In fact, it seems that Ostland was moved to Reichskommissariat Ostland back in 2005, but I think Wikipedia has moved along enough to make that distinction and have two articles, one about the territory of Ostland and the other about the Reichskommissariat of Ostland. --Nug (talk) 20:26, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

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User name[edit]

When you changed your user name, your user name was changed from DIREKTOR to Director on en.wiki only. No unified global account was created, probably because unattached accounts (some of which which have edited) exist on over 40 wikis. See https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ACentralAuth&target=Director. Your account on the Commons under is DIREKTOR, and Commons is the home wiki for that account. A global unified account exists for this username. https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ACentralAuth&target=DIREKTOR. Therefore, every time you visit a wiki with this username, an account is automatically created with that username, and if you edit while logged in under this name, edits are credited to DIREKTOR. Perhaps the unused user account "Director" on Commons can be linked to your account here; I don't know. You will have to ask a bureaucrat. If it's not possible to link them, you will have to remember to log out when you leave the Commons and log in with your new user name when you arrive here. -- Diannaa (talk) 15:12, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

I just noticed the message above where a steward is recommending creating a unified login, so it might still be possible to do this yourself, if the "Director" account on the Commons was created by you and has the same password. See meta:Help:Unified login#How to unify your accounts. -- Diannaa (talk) 15:18, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. I will have to take some time to fix this nonsense. -- Director (talk) 21:14, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

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Hahahah, and here I thought the atmosphere over there was reasonably civil :). Thank you. -- Director (talk) 10:13, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Head of state[edit]

I'm gonna let others weigh in at that article. PS: Whatever you do, don't bring England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland into it ;) GoodDay (talk) 17:31, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Uh.. good advice, thanks :). -- Director (talk) 17:33, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Missing mayors 20 through 23[edit]

This edit [3] at Mayor of Split seems to have removed no.20 through 23. I don't understand the table formatting well enough to fix it and I don't want to revert this edit because it fixed some content. Perhaps in your copious free time you can see what went wrong here and fix it? --Wtshymanski (talk) 22:23, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Sure. I didn't remove any mayors I just didn't update the numbering. -- Director (talk) 08:27, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Timbouctou[edit]

What do you think about Timbouctou making unnecessary changes on article about Ivo Josipović. He keeps adding years next to Prime Ministers despite the fact that I have proven to him this is unnecessary, no President of a EU member state has years next to Prime Ministers who have served in time of their mandate. Why is he doing this? This is not the first time he has done such violations. He ignores the Talk page. Does he need to be sanctioned? Tnx --Tuvixer (talk) 22:56, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Its 9:30, and already I have a headache. -- Director (talk) 08:28, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Do you know why is he doing this? I mean, this is the first day Josipović is no longer the President and already Timbouctou is trying to destroy the article. How convenient he waited 5 years to do this. I guess why? Can we stop him how? Tnx. --Tuvixer (talk) 09:45, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
He's high on the election results :).. There's a lot of edits there, some are perfectly fine (in fact beneficial), others range from strange to appearing malicious.. Check what he changed [4] and explain reasons for why you oppose the particular edits, point-by-point, on the talkpage. I'm at work.
Mind you adding years next to the pms is pretty innocuous, but objectively, in a case like this, its really hard to assume good faith for anything he does.. Btw, you can revert several edits at once by clicking on the date in the 'View history' tab (here), editing the old version, and then saving. You don't need to individually revert every edit. -- Director (talk) 10:00, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Germany - historical maps[edit]

Hi. First off, I would like to congratulate you the high quality on your map of the Third Reich during 1942. I was just wondering if you were going to be making similar maps for the Holy Roman Empire (as the current map shows the expanse of the nation in Europe, but overlain on modern borders), and the North German Confederation (for aesthetic purposes so that the maps in the German articles can "match"). I'm asking you as I do not have the programming or technological knowledge to make one myself. Nick Mitchell 98 (talk)

Thank you :). But all I did was basically colour the blank map of 1942 Europe (as I made clear in the image description). If a blank map exists in the appropriate period, I'll create locators. -- Director (talk) 08:30, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

How to?[edit]

Hi. Can you help me in something. Again Tombouctou is trolling, I have provided the sources. But he wont stop terrorizing me. I would like to change on the article about Ivo Josipović from jurist to law professor. If he reverts my edits, can i warn him. I have never experiences such harassment from another user on Wikipedia so I don't know how that works, I mean the warning system. Do I copy paste the templates from this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Vandalism#Warnings , or something else? Tnx. I hope I am not disturbing you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tuvixer (talkcontribs) 17:53, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes, to post a warning you copy-paste a template from Wikipedia:Vandalism#Warnings.. you choose the appropriate one, and post a new section on his talkpage wherein you paste the template. You sign behind the template (~~~~) and title it something.. usually just the month and year (e.g. "February 2015"). You will find a better selection of warning templates at WP:WARN.
However, a few points. #1 I would not recommend warning Timbouctou with a template.. its kind of rude, see this essay. Instead, write-up a custom warning if you feel that's necessary. #2 Be sure you know exactly what Timbouctou has done wrong. He has not "harassed" anyone (see WP:HARRASS), nor has he engaged in WP:VANDALISM. What he is doing, on several articles, is pushing opposed edits without consensus, against opposition on the talkpage, and he's doing it with edit-warring. So he's ignoring WP:CONSENSUS and is WP:EDIT-WARRING.
You could report him for that, but I don't think you'll get anywhere. Why? Because even though he's pushing an edit against opposition, and is edit-warring - in this particular case he has a source for his edit, and is more-or-less in the right. Whereas you do not have a source of equivalent value. How so? Well, because the issue is not "was Josipovic a professor of law?" (nobody disputes that), its "how can we best describe Josipovic?" - and he has a source for that, while you don't. You have a source that merely confirms he was a professor, which nobody opposed in the first place.
I would not recommend warning or reporting Timbouctou at this time. You don't need to warn him at all: he's familiar with policy, and it won't have any effect on him whatsoever. As for reporting, he was extremely pushy, but he has not stepped over the line where he would warrant sanctions. To be more precise, he might warrant sanctions for edit-warring and edit-warring alone - but so do you, and so do I. Reporting all of us for edit-warring and maybe getting us sanctioned isn't really helpful to anyone's position :). But if he really steps over the line with the revert-war edit-pushing (which I think and hope he won't do, since he's an experienced editor), some sort of report may be warranted. -- Director (talk) 18:35, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Tnx, you are really nice. I understand now. I was not going to report him for this law professor dispute, but if he again starts to edit-warring about dates next to PMs and similar. Tnx again. :) --Tuvixer (talk) 18:53, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Hey! We Wikipedians always gotta keep our Neelix side tempered with the Tuvok side, right? :D -- Director (talk) 21:16, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
You are absolutely right! :D --Tuvixer (talk) 21:33, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

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List of Presidents of Croatia ANI discussion[edit]

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Thanks, Joy. -- Director (talk) 14:55, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

nazi germany map[edit]

the original map is also more usefull it shows how europe was under german domination why do we have to replace with a low quality version? the new map is incorrect and you opossed it Dannis243 (talk) 16:10, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

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Disputed text on Istrian Exodus[edit]

Hello, I understand you consider the following text POV:

The first city to see a massive departure of ethnic Italians was Zadar. Between November 1943 and Zadar was bombed by the Allies, with serious civilian casualties (fatalities recorded range from under 1,000 to as many ad 4,000 of over 20,000 city's inhabitants). Many died in the carpet bombings, and many landmarks and centuries old works of art were destroyed. A significant number of civilians fled the city. In late October 1944 the German army and most of the Italian civilian administration abandoned the city.[1] On October 31, 1944, the Partisans seized the city, until then a part of Mussolini's Italian Social Republic. At the start of World War II, Zadar had a population of 24,000 and, by the end of 1944, this had decreased to 6,000.[1] Formally, the city remained under Italian sovereignty until September 15, 1947[2] (Paris Peace Treaties) but by that date the exodus from the city had been already almost total.

Please do not hesitate to join the Talk page. Silvio1973 (talk) 14:00, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ a b Begonja 2005, p. 72.
  2. ^ Grant, John P.; J. Craig Barker, ed. (2006). International Criminal Law Deskbook. Routledge: Cavendish Publishing. p. 130. 

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CVIII, March 2015[edit]

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Dispute Resolution of Istrian Exodus[edit]

I am the third volunteer at the dispute resolution noticeboard who will ask you to limit your comments on Istrian exodus until a volunteer agrees to mediate the content issues. User:Doniago advised you and other editors on 27 March not to continue your back-and-forth until someone takes the case, and said that continuing to complain about conduct would likely result in no one taking the case. On 29 March, User:Keithbob said: "Stop the bickering and wait for a moderator or this case will be closed and sent back to the talk page." Threaded discussion is generally not permitted at DRN, and discussion of issues is generally not permitted while a case is waiting for a moderator.

You then said to User:Keithbob: 'I don't appreciate being talked to like this. Simply because Silvio1973 keeps trying to "reply" to everything I write doesn't mean I'm "bickering" with anybody (that kind of disruption is "how he rolls"). I was asked a question. I replied to that question. If I discussed Silvio1973's conduct its because its relevant to my reply.'

First, no, your comments on editor conduct are not relevant at DRN. DRN discusses content, not contributors. Conduct issues are dealt with elsewhere, and are not allowed to get in the way of content resolution at DRN. Second, it is not useful, if you do want the content dispute resolved here, to rebuke a volunteer mediator, who was only trying to explain how we work here.

I don't know anything about the content dispute. I do see that you need to be more patient if you want the content dispute resolved amicably, and patience includes avoiding premature threaded discussion. Robert McClenon (talk) 14:48, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

I've closed the case. The participants are treating DRN like an extension of the talk page and that is not permitted at DRN. It is better they take their discussion back to the talk page and continue there. They may also explore other dispute resolution options listed at WP:DRR and WP:DR but they should be careful to abide by the procedures for each venue if they want to have success. I wish them luck in the efforts to resolve their dispute. -- KeithbobTalk 16:07, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
@Director, I filed a DRN to have a mediator joining the discussion. My effort has proven useless. Can we return to the talk page, discuss and find a compromise? Silvio1973 (talk) 16:38, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Oh what nonsense... Firstly the DRN request was ridiculous from the start: Silvio1973 doesn't know what DRN is for (he thinks its this), and his "summary" is a deliberate provocation. I do know what DRN is for, but since I wasn't about to discuss while Silvio1973 is edit-warring - I naturally had to state that position. Then I was asked outright whether or not I'd discuss the issue with Silvio1973, and I again explained my position. This is "bickering"? Look, I've been around Wiki for maybe eight years now; with over 55,000 edits, I know full well how DRN functions. Its Keithbob who didn't really appear to read or get the point of my comments on Silvio1973, which were: "I won't be bullied, I won't talk to this guy". I'm really getting too old to just take that kind of patronizing nonsense from random users. I wrote a total of what? Three posts? -- Director (talk) 04:24, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Discretionary sanctions[edit]

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Wow, thanks a lot. I'm really learning about Wikipedia... Here's a little something I found as well: WP:DTR. -- Director (talk) 04:26, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
See a question at this thread: Talk:Istrian exodus#What is in dispute? If you intend to keep editing this article, your response would be appreciated. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 19:15, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Germany[edit]

Thank you so much for the polite and civilized debate over NSDAP, Nazi etc. I really do appreciate when it's editors who can talk to each other! Cheers DBaK (talk) 10:51, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Just enjoying the peace and quiet outside the Balkans articles.. :) -- Director (talk) 11:01, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Cabinet of Zoran Milanović[edit]

Hi. Can you put your opinion regarding the "Budget 2015" column in the table listing the ministers. There is a discussion on the talk page. Cabinet I think it is a good addition to the table to list the current budget for every Ministry. But an other used has been overzealous to stop this addition. Tnx in advance. --Tuvixer (talk) 09:42, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Sure. -- Director (talk) 05:04, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015[edit]

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Ministries[edit]

Hi, can you join the debate on Talk:Ministry of Culture (Croatia). I think it is a good addition to the infobox to place next to the amount of budget increase/decrease arrow that shows the changes compared to the last year budget. Also only one user thinks that the HRK should be before the amount and not after. What is your thinking on that. It is for all ministers, and you can see in the history of all ministries of Croatian Government that timbouctou has started a edit-war just to harassed me again, I don't know why. I have put a great effort on finding the information and I can't think of a reason not to put the information in the infobox. I understand that he wants to put the HRK currency in front of the amount because it makes the amount less visible or maybe he thinks that people will think that it is in dollars and that would be a disaster because we now have a "red" government. I mean he is crazy, you understand? I hope I was clear enough. You can imagine how I felt when I saw that he reverted all my edits. And did not even try to discuss. Tnx in advance. :) --Tuvixer (talk) 15:20, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

list of presidents[edit]

Hi, tombouctou has again vandalizes the article about the list of presidents. Can you handle him, i can no longer stand him and i will go offline now. --Tuvixer (talk) 18:22, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

@Tuvixer: I would like to request your input on the relevant articles, you being involved in the issue previously (the articles are [5] and [6]) -- Director (talk) 00:06, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

File source problem with File:Ema Derossi-Bjelajac.jpg[edit]

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nazi germany[edit]

see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Nazi_Germany#map_4 Dannis243 (talk) 11:16, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

but its diffrent this time and i explained the diffrence Dannis243 (talk) 15:47, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

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Croatian language[edit]

Could you please enlighten me - is there another official language in Croatia besides Croatian? Our article about Croatia lists Croatian as the only official language. Our article about Croatian language states that it is the official language of Croatia. Why should then our article about Croats state that Croatian is an official language of Croatia? Surtsicna (talk) 20:00, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Please, stop this and go to a school to learn English. Tnx --Tuvixer (talk) 20:23, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
You are adorable :D Surtsicna (talk) 21:16, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
It should say "the", obviously. But I hardly think that's the only issue. -- Director (talk) 17:55, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

ANI[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. --Potočnik (talk) 11:31, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

I can't participate there. -- Director (talk) 13:35, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

I'm afraid you;re showing your ignorance on this topic[edit]

Kershaw is the author of the recent 2-volume definitive biography of Hitler, Fest is the author of the first major biography, and Burleigh is the author of the recent The Third Reich: A New History. These are not WP:FRINGE writers, they are major players in this area, and they all agree that there was no coherent political philosophy behind "National Socialism", that it tried to be all things to all people in order to attract voters, and after the "seizure of power", all it really stood for was whatever Hitler demanded. Early on it tried to combine radical nationalism with socialism, but about the only thing it really stood for was getting into power, at first by putsch and then by electoral politics. Its most consistent aspects were nationalism, anti-Bolshevism and antisemitism, but even the latter was significantly under-emphasized during the electoral politics period. There really is no ideology called "National Socialism". BMK (talk) 22:14, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXI, June 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXII, July 2015[edit]

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Ban appeal[edit]

Hi,

I appealed my topic ban (diff). Taking in consideration that we were involved in disputes in past I would like to inform you that I appealed my ban so you could again present your opinion. All the best.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 21:02, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Banrevert[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXIII, August 2015[edit]

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