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

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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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How is it decided what stays on page..?? Does Wikipedia pay..?? How do I contribute more...?? Badass1996 (talk) 20:18, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

How to become administrator..? Badass1996 (talk) 20:21, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Already addressed at my talk page. Home Lander (talk) 20:22, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

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List of Governors of Kentucky[edit]

Not sure what you're going for there. Drmies (talk) 23:29, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

  • The "sneaky deletion" part. Drmies (talk) 23:34, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
    • @Drmies: Having a little fun after a half hour of mindnumbing busy work to bring it up to modern specs. Didn't anticipate anyone would be looking at one edit in a vacuum isolated from the other edits done, because who does that in this day and age?
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Re Santo Domingo[edit]

I think all US Military Governorships should be included, including Japan, Germany, Cuba, Santo-Domingo, Veracruz, ect. IThey are all chief executives of the united states, being the chief executive of a territorial entity under American administration, so it would seem to me that they are included within the scope of the template. We include the military governors in the lists of governors for the southern states after the Civil War, and for American territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, ect. Perhaps a solution would be to create a Fifth Row for "Defunct Administered Areas" or "Defunct Military Governates" and renaming the fourth row of the template to "Defunct Territories".XavierGreen (talk) 16:23, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Sure that would be fine.XavierGreen (talk) 16:33, 14 November 2018 (UTC)


continuing from GoodDay's page because they don't deserve this:

@Keiths4789:, @Zzannoni1956: & @Redman433: ooh ooh can I play? Florida law has no bearing here, all signs are that he's the governor elect, all press says that, all reliable sources say that, and the state is saying nothing contradictory; furthermore, you're creating vocabulary that no source is using, please link me anyone calling him the "presumptive governor elect". You may see that all over wikipedia we've been doing this based on press, concessions, and government statements, and this is no different. We are not required to wait for the state to certify any more than NBC was when they called it. We don't need a death certificate to label someone dead, and we don't need a certification to call someone the governor-elect. --Golbez (talk) 04:48, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

FWIW, note that Florida gubernatorial election, 2018 still says undecided. GoodDay (talk) 06:20, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Please give me that source where NBCNews used the term "governor-elect" for DeSantis. I do not believe one exists. "Calling a race" is a media term for presuming the winner based on data collected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Keiths4789 (talkcontribs) 06:39, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

@Keiths4789: I didn't say they used the term; I said they'd called it: [2] I said no one's used your term. There's a difference. And that's fine - I'm fine with not marking DeSantis as the winner. What I'm not fine with is you adding adjectives to it so that we can kind of maybe have it one way while kind of maybe hedging out hope that maybe DeSantis won't maybe win. --Golbez (talk) 06:46, 17 November 2018 (UTC) NYTimes still won’t “call” it after reversing their initial call on Election Night. Many article use language that alludes to him being the next governor without using the term governor-elect because Florida journalists know it’s not finalized yet.

For example from Tampa Bay Times, “Meanwhile, DeSantis has posted several quick videos that have depicted him as a governor-elect, as he spoke in front of a velvet backdrop flanked by flags or in the state Capitol building, giving broad updates on the transition.”

They call him the “next governor” and point out that he is depicting himself as governor-elect without directly calling him that. Keiths4789 (talk) 07:19, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Ironically, "next governor" is less accurate than "governor-elect" since that's not entirely solid, what with Scott likely resigning in a few days. --Golbez (talk) 07:22, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

I’m not hedging out hope that DeSantis might end up with a different result. I believe that people choose to ignore that election results are presumptive on election night and the days following. That’s what caused much of the confusion and distrust in Florida during this past election. I knew on election night as the returns were coming in that there was going to be major issues. I’ve been a poll worker before so I have a different perspective on the election process just from seeing it happen and how the results are recorded and transmitted. Media outlets forgot on election night the impact provisional and vote-by-mail ballots were going to play on the results when they “called” it. It should have been too close to call given the percentages and uncertainty of number/status of provisional and VBM ballots. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Keiths4789 (talkcontribs) 08:00, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

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Might you be interested[edit]

Hi Globez, I've created a proposal to begin a WikiProject Georgetown University. Since you've been active in editing articles related to Georgetown University in the past, I thought you might be interested to know of this proposal. If you might like to participate in this proposed project or have thoughts on whether it's a good idea, I'd appreciate it if you weighed in. Ergo Sum 05:20, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

List of Governors of Florida[edit]

If you believe that Carlos Lopez-Cantera doesn't belong in the List of Governors of Florida article as Governor-designate? Then you've got some changes to make at his bio article, Rick Scott & Ron DeSantis where it's shown that Lopez-Cantera will be the 46th governor. GoodDay (talk) 22:44, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

You've been proven correct. Governor Scott has chosen to keep his word & complete his second term. He's going to wait until the afternoon of January 8, 2019 (after his gubernatorial tenure ends), to join the US Senate. GoodDay (talk) 15:40, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

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List of governors of Arkansas[edit]

Howdy, corrections will need to be made at List of Governors of Arkansas, concerning acting governors Riley & Purcell. Both were 'still' lieutenant governor, while executing powers & duties as acting governor. I know, it's strange but for some reason, neither succeeded to the governorship. GoodDay (talk) 06:00, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Parnell, Tucker & Huckabee succeeded. Yet Riley & Purcell did not. GoodDay (talk) 06:20, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

If you can think of a place to get clarification on why those 2 guys didn't become governor? that would be cool. GoodDay (talk) 06:31, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

List of governors & bios of governors articles[edit]

Howdy. You 'may' want to update the dates in the bios of state governors & lieutenant governors, corresponding with the changes you've made in the List articles of those offices. An example: You got Bentley becomes Alabama governor on January 18, 2011. While in his articles, it says January 17, 2011. GoodDay (talk) 05:05, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

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DeSantis & Nunez assumed their offices 'sooner' then we thought.[edit]

We've got an unexpected situation with the last few Florida governors & lieutenant governors. According to a Tampa Bay source (provided at Rick Scott), the outgoing governors & lieutenant governors left office at midnight & the follow day's inauguration was/is only ceremonial. This effects a lot of articles mainly List of Governors of Florida & List of Lieutenant Governors of Florida. You may want to take a peek. GoodDay (talk) 04:21, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

I re-worded your notes, so that it doesn't appear as though they would've become governor & lieutenant governor via taking oath before or after January 8, 2019. It's quite murky. Almost as silly as Idaho. -- GoodDay (talk) 18:21, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

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I am writing a book for school teachers about engineering and would love to use your picture of the John Hancock building (, with due credit of course.

The publisher is W.W. Norton & Company, and they require I get a signed release for any pictures I use in the book. Can I send it to you for your signature?

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Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)[edit]

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 31 May 2019[edit]


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Thank you for quality articles about metro stations such as Friendship Heights station (2004), districts such as Khachmaz District (2005), regions, provinces, including maps, featured images, lists, and summaries such as Territorial evolution of Mexico, for "a simple vision for what Wikipedia should be", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:52, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Alaska boundary dispute[edit]

Hello, I was the one who asked abot the line thickness and font size in the United States maps. The map of Alaska I picked out doesn't show the Alaska boundary dispute. Could you possibly modify one of the maps from "List of boroughs and census areas in Alaska" to show the American claim? Squee3 (talk) 23:58, 12 June 2019 (UTC)