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List of Governors of California revert[edit]

Hi. I don't like to revert long-time editors without offering an explanation. You had removed a table from the above article (with a rationale that I agree with, btw), however, the table had been added to that article as the result of a merge from another article. Rather than have that other article recreated (from the current redirect), and then potentially go through the AfD process, I thought it was more expedient to simply re-add it to the target article. Take care. Onel5969 TT me 11:56, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Now do you understand why I didn't want to take it to AfD? Face-smile.svg Onel5969 TT me 00:44, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

United States[edit]

I would respectfully say the 2-3 sentence I added before your revert was way less than the paragraphs about the last 2 centuries of the US. Besides, the US is undergoing something that is utterly unprecedented (as well as existentially threatening, on a personal note), and I think what I added should remain in the article, as it is very much historically significant. Kiteinthewind Leave a message! 03:34, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Can we agree on something more simplified, so that we can include it and not give it as many sentences? What if we add only the part about Russian influence? Kiteinthewind Leave a message! 16:22, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
What about the controversies surrounding Trump? Or the fact he won despite losing the popular vote? Kiteinthewind Leave a message! 16:50, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Me too. That's why I'm talking with you on this situation. I'll seek further consensus. Thank you. Kiteinthewind Leave a message! 18:36, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Territorial evolution of the United States[edit]

Thank you for your concern for this page! In the history section, I noticed you asked for more explanation in regards to my previous edit. It was not a reversion to the months-old version. I completely rewrote the opening section, as it seemed too long and the historical parts should be reserved for the charts. The opening exists merely to provide a brief introduction to the topic. I also did some research into the American founding documents, and this research indicates that, as you noted on your edit on November 6, 2016 following my general cleanup, the states declared independence, but did not form a single nation until 1781. I therefore restored the older date of March 1, 1781 in the article. In regards to the "britishisms," I researched this topic as well and, according to a historical article by the New York Times (, the proper grammar is "the United States are/were/have," though I am unsure if the usage has changed. I am not British, but I am accustomed to this usage as well. If this is incorrect, please change that once again. Lastly, I would also beg your patience, as this is among my first serious edits to an article on Wikipedia, and I am still learning about how to approach editing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:547:A00:C170:C012:E781:79ED:B985 (talk) 18:00, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank your for your kind and patient attention to my edits. I am sorry to be a nuisance, but I am glad to have someone as a guide in learning Wikipedia editing. I am sorry also if I seemed to swift to revert to my edit, though it was not out of pride. Thank you additionally for pointing out the datedness of my source, as I found yours to be much more helpful. In regards to any anonymity, I am unable to create an account at this time for personal reasons, though I thought I might contribute nonetheless. Thanks once again! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:547:A00:C170:C012:E781:79ED:B985 (talk) 07:30, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

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1784 map of US[edit]

Hi Golbez, I really like the maps you have made. I was wondering if you could possibly upload a map of the US similar to this one, but set in 1783 or 1784 (after the treaty of Paris)? I would like to use this proposed map for the article America's Critical Period, which I am currently working on expanding. Orser67 (talk) 17:18, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

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Line Thickness, Font, and Font Size?[edit]

Hello Golbez. Great work on the Territorial Evolution of the United States maps!

What font, font size, and outline thickness did you use for your central North America maps? I would like to make, for myself, Alaska and Hawaii maps that better match the CNA maps in terms of those things.

Thanks in advance!

Your IP changes between edits so I don't think I can respond to you directly, but hopefully you'll see this: For the map labels, I used Helvetica Neue LT Pro at size 18. --Golbez (talk) 20:49, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
I can't find a font titled just "Helvetica Neue LT Pro". Could you give a download link to the specific font you used? Also, assuming you made the maps on Inkscape, what outline thickness did you use for the country as a whole (not the state borders)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:18C:8680:2100:9055:8BFE:539F:D874 (talk) 21:31, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
It's just Helvetica, no clue where I got it from. I made the maps in The Gimp, they're traced, not vectors. I used thickness 11 for int'l borders, 5 for domestic. --Golbez (talk) 22:11, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
Font size 18 is either too big or too small depending on the unit. Also, what's the distance between layers in "double-decker" labels?. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:18C:8680:2100:9055:8BFE:539F:D874 (talk) 00:38, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
I hit enter, that's all it is. I use Fireworks for the text labels, if that helps. And my Fireworks says Helvetia Neue LT Pro, 55 Roman, size 18. Any detail you figure out about line height would come from the same tools I would use to get it, measuring. Sorry I don't have more details to give, but that's why I use Fireworks, it makes manipulating the text very easy. Oh, and I *start* with size 18, but depending on needs I'll shrink it; for example, the Public Land Strip label is 12. --Golbez (talk) 03:14, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
Fireworks? Could you give a download link? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:18C:8680:2100:F17E:9364:B416:9F64 (talk) 14:51, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
No, it's a commercial Adobe product. --Golbez (talk) 14:57, 15 August 2017 (UTC)


Golbez, I know you have been involved in the move re the Republic of Artsakh. I suggest an explanation be placed in the lead of the article to explain that this change has occurred due to a referendum in 2017. This name change is not widely known or understood in the general sphere of things as I am sure you are by now aware. Let me know what you think, I'd be happy to help. Outback the koala (talk) 02:38, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

Link to interesting map[edit]

I thought you might be interested in this photo of a map of the evolution of Pennsylvania that I took recently in the office of the County Recorder of Deeds in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. [Link] Jeff in CA (talk) 10:26, 20 August 2017 (UTC)


I want to tell you that File:Malaysia states blank.png border had wrong since your edut in 2006 and the Putrajaya border actually is the Sepang District border. I hipe you can upload a corrected version and apologize to you as I am a newbies and tell you this after 11 years. angys (Talk Talk) 07:04, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Azerbaijani city and district naming[edit]

I want to make some changes in the naming of the Azerbaijani city and district pages. I wrote my points in Administrative divisions of Azerbaijan page. Could you please take a look at it? Thanks. KHE'O (talk) 08:21, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

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Mubraiz Ibrahimov[edit]

Can you please look at this page? azeris keep changing the Armenians soldiers death toll from 4 to 45. I added a talkpage section discussing how that claim is ridiculous. i posted an azeri article how even the govts mouthpiece,, says four Armenian soldiers were killed. aliyev even said 5 soldiers were killed. Aghburik and Finley22_Waterman are both new users who are pushing propaganda. Aghburik added a ridiculous "source" and told me to take it to the talk page. I did and they just reverted me revert and repeated the same thing. Can you look into it? Also i will not be reverting anymore edits, as to not be involved in a edit war. Ninetoyadome (talk) 21:54, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

It turns out that user is banned for being a sockpuppet. The two users, who kept reverting my edits, were the same person. Can i revert the article to before all of those edits? Ninetoyadome (talk) 02:17, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
I don't know what it is with azeris and this topic. There is an azeri user in the talk page that keeps reverting a discussion, can you please check it out? [1]Ninetoyadome (talk) 20:45, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

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Congratulations on the promotion to Featured List! What happens wth that? Jeff in CA (talk) 17:54, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

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List of Governors of New Jersey[edit]

Look I'm not going to get into an argument or edit war with you but you are completely and totally wrong, the listing of Governors is intended for past and up to the sitting Governor. Technically Phil Murphy is not Governor and being Governor-Elect doesn't mean crap because legally he has no political power or authority and he is NOT in any manner entitled to hold the title of Governor until he is officially sworn-in in January. YborCityJohn (talk) 18:22, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

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Discussion at Talk:United States Senate elections, 2016 and 2017#Requested move 31 January 2018[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Keep up the constructive editing! WestVirginiaMountineer (talk) 20:03, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

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You deleted my questions.[edit]

Why did you delete my questions on the Talk:United States? This is what the talk page is for.

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TFL notification[edit]

Hi, Golbez. I'm just posting to let you know that List of Governors of Arkansas – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for July 9. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 22:17, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Blanking other user's talk pages[edit]

Without being cheeky, if *I* came across the naughty user's talk page when I re-created a redirect page (ISO 4217 code) and wanted to know the background story about why the page I wanted to re-create had previously been deleted, it's not impossible that innocent users may stumble across that blanked naughty user's talk page too...

WP:NOBAN has not really enlightened me, are there other pages I should look to for advice? --BushelCandle (talk) 21:41, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

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Random mention[edit]

Re this: presumably it was a temporary committee established to oversee the anniversary events in 2014, and so would have been relevant to the sentence to which it was attached (i.e., not truly "random"), but would also have become dated as soon as the committee's activities ceased. I recall the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Ireland back in 2007; essentially every one-off intercultural exchange event (and even some annual events) got the "50 years of friendship between Ireland and Japan" label attached to it, and presumably this was the case with Swiss-Japanese events in 2014, with the Crown Prince as honorary chairman of the organizing committee being invited to attend several of them, but it's really not worth mentioning in an encyclopedia article years after the fact. Hijiri 88 (やや) 12:32, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

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