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Need Help[edit]

The article vanavsos is up for deletion. Can you please help in this regard. Second, I am having difficulty with Wikinfo:Classical definition of republic and am having trouble on Talk:Republic because they won't allow an external link. It was deleted off of Wikipedia, and I believe it needs to come back on. A serious mistake in deleting this article. Thanks for your time.WHEELER 18:30, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for asking so nicely, but I don't see a point in helping you regarding Talk:Republic. Quoting from the talk page: "See, you are just jealous. Compare your article republic with my article, Wikinfo:Classical definition of republic [...]. You can't even begin to write an article like I can." Well, as far as I know, Wikipedia is not about one writting a better article than the other, rather than all of us contributing to it in order to achive the best result. So, you'd better try to help build a better wikipedia by contributing in articles, instead of arguing all the time about certain little things (like an external link), IMHO. Sorry if I'm being offensive, but that's what I think!... Good luck. dionyziz 20:01, Mar 8, 2005 (UTC)


I saw your name on the Wikiversity participant's list, you may be very experienced in mathematics already, but I'm trying out instructing a Calculus course if you're interested, go to Wikiveristy, check out the mathematics department, pure mathematics, and in the course list is included Calculus. Fephisto 22:37, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Macedonians vs. Macedonian Slavs[edit]

Dear Dionyziz, you claim that you would allow for Macedonians to call themselves as they like but that for the sake of clarity, they should call themselves Macedonian Slavs. Have you considered the following two possibilities: 1. The present article "Macedonian Slavs" could also be titled "Macedonians (nationality)" and all articles that contain the different applications of the term "Macedonians" would have modifiers such as "nation", "geographic" or "Ancient" to make distinction; 2. The term "Macedonian Slavs" is not clear on its own because of all the Slavic people living in the region who do not consider themselves as Macedonians and because the Slavic nature of its own is disputed. In addition, I would like to underline that research has shown that the use of the term "Macedonians" in international relations as well as on the web refers to "People X" in most of the cases whereas the term "Macedonian Slavs" is outdated as of 2001. For more information, consider the various sources displayed on the talk page for the appropriate article. Clarity is, therefore, an argument that needs to be reconsidered. Thank you for your attention. Ivica83 12:30, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hello Ivica83. I can see your point when you say that the article "Macedonian Slavs" could also be titled "Macedonians (nationality)" for clarity. This is an interesting PoV, and you are right to say that the term "Macedonians" usually refers to "People X" in most of the cases. However, at the poll, as you can see by my arguments I am simply voting against the will of several Wikipedia contributors for the article to be renamed to "Macedonians". The current article about Macedonians is a really nice article IMHO with more or less a NPOV and shouldn't be replaced by an article about Macedonians in terms of people X; instead, it should stay as-is to clearly show the propaganda by all sides regarding the Macedonian matter. Instead of the article being named Macedonian Slavs, it could as well be renamed to Macedonians (nationality); I am simply against it being renamed to Macedonians. I have now added a comment at the comments section making this clear. --dionyziz 15:39, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC).


There is a poll in the talk page of Macedonian Slavs article here:

Some people are lobbying for changing the article's name to Macedonian without any qualifier. As it seems, a number of these people come from the Macedonian/Macedonian Slav wikipedia project. It seemed only fair to attract the attention of people possibly from the other side of the story. I hope that this message is of interest to you, if not please accept my apologies. Dstork 02:35, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)Newcomer 05:45, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

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Wikipedians in Greece[edit]

Hi, I understand that you are either Greek Wikipedian or a Wikipedian living in/with an interest in Greece.

The category page Wikipedians/Greece has been replaced with Category:Wikipedians in Greece but your name still appears on the old list. You might considering moving it. You might also consider adding adding Template:Greekwiki to your user page.

A Wikipedia:Greek Wikipedians' notice board has been in existence for some time but is terribly underutilised. It would certainly benefit from your involvement.--Damac 12:14, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Thanks :-) dionyziz 18:08, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

RE: WikiProject Anime and manga participantion[edit]

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Dijkstra and running time notation[edit]

Hello, I noticed your interesting edits on Dijkstra's algorithm. Please keep in mind that, in usual notation, V is a set of vertices and E is a set of edges; therefore, the O-notation cannot be written the way you are suggesting. For example, O( V^2 ) has no particular meaning since V is a set. We usually either define two variables, m and n, to measure the size of our graph:

m = |V| n = |E|

However, it is sometimes handy to present asymptotic running-time notation in terms of h(|V|, |E|)-type functions. For example, the running time for Dijkstra using Fibonacci heaps would be O(|E| + |V|lg|V|). I have modified the article using this notation.

--dionyziz 12:26, 15 March 2006 (UTC).

I used as a reference "Introduction to Algorithms, Second Edition", Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest and Clifford Stein, MIT Press 1. I understand what you say, and it's an interesting observation. But in the Analysis of the algorithm, and I quote

If the graph is sufficently sparse-in particular, E = o(V^2/log(V))-it is practical to implement the min-prioriry queue with a binary min-heap.

And it goes on, using this as standard notation for all algorithms. Now my doubt is: is it just a matter of syntax, agree on common notation, or is it that the idea behind has some little differences? Federico Pistono 17:49, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
"Introdocution to Algorithms, Second Edition", please refer to page 526:
"In describing the running time of a graph algorithm on a given graph G = (V, E), we usually measure the size of the input in terms of the number of vertices |V| and the number of edges |E| of the graph. That is, there are two relevant parameteres describing the size of the input, not just one. We adopt a common notational convention for these parameters. Inside asymptotic notation (such as O-notation or Θ-notation), and only inside such notation, the symbol V denotes |V| and the symbol E denotes |E|. For example, we might say, "the algorithm runs in time O(VE)," meaning that the algorithm runs in time O(|V||E|). This convention makes the running-time formulas easier to read, witrhout risk of ambiguity."
The question is: Should we adopt this convention in Wikipedia? I believe yes, but if we do, we should mention it somewhere. --dionyziz 09:13, 16 March 2006 (UTC).
I see. I had the feeling that I had read that part some time ago, but I did not manage to find it in O(1) time ( ^_^ ), therefore eventually I gave up. I think we should insert this specific in the main article of the O notation, and use it as a standard for all the relative articles, in order to create a simple and fluid understanding of the whole argument for the reader. Furthermore, it is necessary to have an handy link to the spec, something like further information about the O notation (indented) in each one of the article that use such a notation. Federico Pistono 12:59, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
Please see Big_O_notation#Graph_Theory --dionyziz 14:41, 16 March 2006 (UTC).


Dionyziz, I'd like to debate your comment on reverting my changes to Template:User vb-4 ("vandalism by Sohum"). I would not think that this is vandalism, as many userboxes utilise humour, (e.g. Template:user maybe ET, Template:user AIM-able). If you suggest that programming languages should not have such frivolity, I would point you to Template:user sql-N. I was trying to add a little bit more humour to the pages of expert VB programmers. Sohum 06:06, 29 April 2006 (UTC)


i wrote a stub about banikas. if you know sthg more pls contribute--Greece666 06:47, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't. --dionyziz 21:01, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Blogcube UBX[edit]

I added a Blogcube UBX to your user page. Just letting you know. --Anthony5429 01:30, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Wonderful! Thanks :) --dionyziz 00:41, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Hey hon[edit]

It's so great that you're a user of WP! JSIN 09:50, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

MA Userbox[edit]

Today, there was a merger of Category:Martial Artist Wikipedians into Category:Wikipedian martial artists. This resulted in a userbox {{User:TonyTheTiger/Userboxes/Martialartist}} being added to the category. This userbox is available to you. TonyTheTiger 20:14, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks =) dionyziz 22:58, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Check these out[edit]

Dancing Links Algorithm X

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I see you have now removed the schools section from the article to the bujinkan one which seems more appropriate as not all ninjutsu is related to the bujiukan hence my removal. The qualifier is still relevent as the source is from the bujinkan so it is their pov not a fact. Hope that clarifies the reason for my edits --Nate1481( t/c) 14:38, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

You have to much info about you![edit]

Someone might rape you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Moldy912 (talkcontribs) 01:15, 17 February 2008 (UTC) A hah! Very nice. I will definately be one of those people loving you and not raping you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Moldy912 (talkcontribs) 01:21, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Oh! are you saying I don't post constructive edits and that I should???[edit]

Because if you are, tis ok with me. Moldy912 (talk) 00:31, 18 February 2008 (UTC) Hah, I am talking about when you said that you hope to see me edit a page constructively. I was pretending to take that into offense. You don't work for wikipedia do you? You sound very formal. I am a normal guy, not your boss. Loosen up in your speech! Moldy912 (talk) 00:36, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

SWOT landscape[edit]

RE: SWOT-landscape: I think you misunderstood. This edit is from the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) and shows a new method. VINNOVA is non-profit and governmental body Bests regards Tord Beding —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:00, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi and thanks for your reply,
In order to stimulate innovativeness VINNOVA makes this new visualization technology available. The costs of using this new method is a self-cost :i.e. no profit involved. VINNOVA could be seen as a non-profit third party organization. Please check:
Will you please let me make this information available?
Tord Beding —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:23, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

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Content-free criticism of my edit[edit]

What, exactly, does “suspicious edits” mean? [1] Can you say what was wrong with my edit or not? Michael Z. 2008-11-01 15:57 z

Okay, Cheers. 225's edit to Patton tank looked like a good-faith addition to me—I only improved the wording. Regards. Michael Z. 2008-11-01 17:51 z

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Greek help needed[edit]

Hello Dionyziz, I'm contacting you because we need some Greek translators to help with the deployment of the new VisualEditor on el.wikipedia. There are help pages, user guides, and description pages that need translating, as well as the interface itself. The translating work is going on over on MediaWiki: Translation Central. I also need help with a personal message for the Greek Wikipedians. If you are able to help in any way, either reply here, or head over to TranslationCentral. Thanks for your time, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 18:29, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I can help. What are the next steps? --dionyziz (talk) 15:45, 26 July 2013 (UTC).
Dionyziz, great to have you on board. Here are the priority pages, simply click "translate this page" at the top to get started:
  1. the User Guide, Greek is 75% complete.
  2. FAQ, Greek is 77% complete. Any progress you can make with these two will help users get up to date on VE. It would be great to get them finished off. Let me know if you have any questions/issues. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 16:38, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

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