User talk:Dmitry Brant

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"grievous grammar"[edit]

I love your summary of your recent edit of Black Hole. In my dialect (British) "grievous bodily harm" is legalese for a serious assualt - does that work for you too? Philcha (talk) 18:10, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

What does it take?[edit]

What does it take to get an administrator to look at the problem with Knight's tour? It is at noticeboard and every one on the list has been addressed except this one. Even all of the ones that are more recent. Bubba73 (talk), 14:26, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Now a 24-hour block. Bubba73 (talk), 15:14, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Somehow I think we haven't seen the last of him. A 24-hour block will only crank him up even more. Dmitry Brant (talk) 13:10, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

"Not notable"[edit]

I do not see how what I added to the article is "not notable". This was a national news event, and a belief held but many people around the world. I even included it with a strong referance, which displayed Commissioner John Wiley Price of Dallas backing up this belief. Of course, as a white man yourself, you may not feel the pain and hatred that comes from a racist society and would do everything to try and stop the truth coming out. And you're comment "use the talk page to discuss further changes"? This is a wiki, to be edited by the people for the people. It should not be policed and patrolled to only let information that is deemed fit by white editors to be displayed. 93.96.182.208 (talk) 12:17, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

You are taking a generalisation of YouTube videos as non-notable sources. That makes as much sense as an interview in the NYT being a non-notable source. I think that you may be mixing up notability and reliability. I was not presenting the source as the sole occurance of this hatred, but just one example of it. If you think of the English language as the idea that the term "black-hole" is a racist one, then that referance is just an utterance. It seems exteremley strange, and very offensive, to me that you view this as a misinterpretation, the use of "wtf" in the revert comment showed that you are enetirely disregarding the thoughts and feelings of another race, of another person. However, I wish to stay neutral in this. Therefore, when I put it onto the page, I referenced it from a reliable source (straight from the mouth of a Counciller) and used the term "some people". I am only telling the truth, am I not? If it is your wish to remove truth from an enyclopedia, then surely you are working backwards?

93.96.182.208 (talk) 13:47, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Hello, thank you for your reply. I am not black, and nor do I find the term, or your list of terms, offensive. All I did was include something in the article which was referenced and sourced reliably. Do you fail to see the truth of, not what was said, but the fact that he said it? I find that truth hard to miss. I thought that Wikipedia was an open encyclopedia, documenting facts that can interest and teach people all over the globe. If I am wrong in that pretence then I do apologise. 93.96.182.208 (talk) 17:52, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

License tagging for File:En-Laika.ogg[edit]

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Big Bang recording[edit]

Hi, I listened to your Big Bang recording. Good job--you have a good voice and good intonation. "Monsignor" should be pronounced "mon-senior" though. Keep them coming! :P --Mangst (talk) 01:02, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the note! Will do... Dmitry Brant (talk) 19:09, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Can we remove the notice on the talk page now? RockMagnetist (talk) 17:42, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

IEEE technical societies[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For alerting sysops to a repeatedly recreated spam page. Bearian (talk) 20:12, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Jack Craciun lll and George J. Wienbarg lll[edit]

Did your nomination of Jack Craciun for deletion have anything to do with your mutual place of residence Cleveland. If it had to be deleted then so be it, but, could I have not have had time to sign on and respond? Then you jumped to Peter Brant II are you related?Masterknighted (talk) 13:18, 3 June 2014 (UTC) It seems like you had not made an edit in a great while before these, why would you swoop in low to cut the tops off these trees, is it something personal?Masterknighted (talk) 13:21, 3 June 2014 (UTC) So, since it came down under the presumed circumstances that I was some sort of viagra influenced lower case Roman numeral spammer, then therefore you guys should perhaps assist me in putting it back up.... Look at the Wienbarg sources carefully he has produced a documentary, acted, been a broadcast journalist as well as having marketed the remnants of the hollywood sign and being the nephew of the most famous American of his time Buffalo Bill Cody.. It is possible you jumped the gun i don't want to reference Annie Oakley but....; There ares sources in there such as the Washington Post, I believe he is notable and should not be sent unwittingly to the deletion drop floor, thanksMasterknighted (talk) 20:40, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For being an integral part of the release of a great Wikipedia app! (ʞɿɐʇ) ɐuɐʞsǝp 05:59, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Notification about disabling the Wikipedia collections tool[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the audio recordings. They are much enjoyed. Chackerian (talk) 09:34, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Mobile app suggestions[edit]

Dear Dmitry;
Thanks for your good work on the Mobile app. Without you, I would have not been able to contribute fruitfully to Wikipedia. So, kudos! On a related subject, I would like to suggest some improvement to the app from the viewpoint of a Wikipedia user who works entirely on the app. here are some of the suggestions that come to my mind now. I will update the list if I remember any more.

  1. Userpage accessibility: I would like to access my userpage from the left hand side menu.
  2. Notifications: I would like to access my notifications from inside the app.
  3. Built in edit history: It would be easier if I could access the page edit history from inside the app.
  4. Disconnected from Wikipedia Zero notification: Only if this notification appeared in the same place the "This page is semi-protected" message is shown. I rely on Wikipedia Zero which is provided by Umniah here, and I tell you, they are misers. My connection breaks and reconnects about 3 times a second, so the notification becomes very irksome.
  5. Article Marker: As a guy who opens up about 53 tabs in the same time, it becomes irritating when an article starts over from the beginning when I switch from and to it, especially with long articles. If you can include a "bookmark" feature on articles to mark the line I am reading for later, life will become 53 times easier.
  6. Editing screen: Can the editing screen become part of the tab? I would love to switch between articles while editing, as my usual work here is translating English articles to Arabic.
  7. Preview: In an editing screen, there should be a "Save" button besides "Next". When I correct typos, I do not want to preview my edits before I publish them, especially that my (free) internet offer for Wikipedia is very slow and sluggish (thanks Umniah) and I would love to spare the minute of waiting that the app spends on fetching the preview.
  8. Open in new tab: When I click on a hyperlink, a preview of the article is shown. I would love if the "Open in new tab" was more accessible, possibly in the place of the "read article" button, as clicking on the title does that job.
  9. Image size: The mobile app does not know the difference between 50px images and 300px ones. My userboxes, although they look fine in the app, looked diseasterous in the browser and I was none the wiser. Please fix.
  10. No section jumping when loading: The right hand menu is a very great idea, but it faces a problem in long articles. When the article is first opened, it loads and finishes displaying the text. Yet, another loading occurs after the text is diplayed (I do not know why, I am no programmer). The problem here is that the right hand menu becomes useless until the loading finishes (when the blue line reaches the end). This is very irksome and is very noticeable on long articles such as WP:MOS.
  11. Exceptions to hyperlink preview: Nearly all hyperlinks show a preview of the article when clicked on, but there are exceptions, namely "wikipedia:" and "help:" and "user:" pages, and most of the hyperlinks written in italics (Almost all hyperlinks linking to books and films and games are written in italics, which makes it difficult).
  12. The section hyperlinks never work: links such as Steve Jobs#Death never land me in that particular section.

Thank you in advance. Please, if you reply, use the {{ping|SammyMajed}} template. Thank you again.
 • Sammy Majed  • Talk  • Creations • Wikipedia Arabic  • 14:12, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Follow-up

nice update, a bit laggy, yes, but good overall. I am going to report bugs to you in the village pump. I noticed that the new reading list feature erased all my saved pages, which pissed me off provided that I saved over a hundred articles. Thanks;
 • Sammy Majed  • Talk  • Creations • Wikipedia Arabic  • 08:54, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for all the suggestions (and sorry for the delayed response)! Yes, please do report any bugs that you see, and ping my name so that I get notified. If I may ask: from which version of the app were you upgrading? The Reading List feature has been around for over a year. If you upgraded from a version earlier than that, it might explain why your previous saved pages weren't migrated properly. P.S. I like all your userboxes, and agree with 99.9% of them, except the one about Vegemite (speaking in a personal / non-official capacity). Dmitry Brant (talk) 18:31, 7 June 2017 (UTC)