User talk:GreekAlphabeta

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Unblocked per discussion at WP:ANI ([1],[2]). This account is certainly not a sock of the banned user (Wikinger), but an unrelated editor that was the victim of one of Wikinger's typical little deception games. However, GreekAlphabeta, this does not change the fact that your own editing was also disruptive, and your unblock request above is not very convincing. "Setting the record straight" is not what we do on Wikipedia. We stick to what the reputable academic literature says. Please have a look at WP:No original research before you make any further edits in this area. Fut.Perf. 07:00, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

This isn't original research. This comes straight out of the Greek-English Lexicon Ninth Edition by Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, et. al. (Oxford University Press, 1996, first published 1843.) The Lexicon gives the numerical value of each letter. This isn't anything new. Omega is equivalent to the number 800, and so it is most definitely not the last letter of the Greek alphabet. A simple alpha-numeric chart would suffice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GreekAlphabeta (talkcontribs)
I've reformatted the above because you don't need to make further unblock requests – as I said, you already are unblocked. About the matter at hand: the chart you ask for is already in the article, in the place where it belongs, under Greek alphabet#Use as numerals. However, in the main presentation of the basic alphabetic sequence, like at the top of the article, we follow the overwhelming majority both of modern reference works and of ancient Greek grammarians themselves, presenting only the bare 24-letter sequence of those items that are actually used as letters in the standard classical orthography. You might also be interested in the old discussion we had at Talk:Greek alphabet/archive 3#24 letters, where I quoted an ancient Greek writer who explicitly said it's 24 letters, so that should show you that it's certainly nothing to do with "Roman dominance" or anything. Fut.Perf. 12:40, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you.


First off, let me heartily apologise for the inappropriate block. I'm very thankful that others did a better job than I did of noticing that you were the victim. Meanwhile, as you've probably noticed, this userpage continues to get vandalism. I've accordingly semiprotected this talk page for a short while: this means that it's unable to be edited by anyone who's not autoconfirmed. People editing logged-out and people with new accounts can't edit it, but anyone with ten or more edits who's been around for four or more days will be able to edit it. Finally, please note that the only reason I was willing to semiprotect your page was that I checked your contributions and saw that you were autoconfirmed: you should have no difficulties editing this page. If you have any difficulties at all with editing it, please leave a note at my talk page and I'll happily help. The whole point of semiprotection is to help you, so if it's not helping you, I will do my best to get rid of it as soon as possible. Nyttend (talk) 03:30, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. What a kind, thoughtful message. I appreciate your help. Best wishes.GreekAlphabeta (talk) 14:14, 23 November 2013 (UTC)GreekAlphabetaGreekAlphabeta (talk) 14:14, 23 November 2013 (UTC)