User talk:GregorB

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Kingdom of Yugoslavia[edit]

Could you look at my recent edit in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia article pertaining to Einsteins letter? Another editor seems to be claiming it is POV even though it has direct quote form the letter itself and sourced.Maxforige77 (talk) 22:12, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Hey, thank you for clearing things up. Question though. Should there not be a brief section in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia article discussing the regime's treatment towards Croats? Seems glossed over as the Einstein letter is the only ever mention of it in that article. Your thoughts? Maxforige77 (talk) 04:17, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
Again much thanks for helping out and clearing things up. All the best! Maxforige77 (talk) 18:01, 10 January 2016 (UTC)


What do you think about adding in the lead a reference to the repression of political opponents? It looks there is consensus about that, but there is one irreducible user refusing any compromise. Following your suggestion, I started editing in the body of the article a paragraph about the violations of human rights (with the intent to clearly specify that mainly they had place during the first 15 years of the regime). Unfortunately, I could not do it. The same irreducible user changed my modifications completely. It looks we are facing an issue of WP:OWNER. Silvio1973 (talk) 11:47, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

My intention was not to win or to lose, but to have input from users. All users (except one) agreed to insert a reference about the "repression of political opponents" in the lead (because organic to the body of the article), so I suppose there should be no obstacle in editing the lead in this sense. --Silvio1973 (talk) 16:44, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
As discussed I will edit the article accordingly to the consensus arising in the RfC. Not sure Tuvixer will agree. --Silvio1973 (talk) 18:04, 20 February 2016 (UTC)


Hello, I must confess that I am running out of options. In spite of the consensus found on the insertion of a mention about the repression of political opponents in the lead of the article Tito, Tuvixer continues to remove the reference. What can we do? --Silvio1973 (talk) 10:29, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Read this please: # NAC: No consensus. Tnx --Tuvixer (talk) 10:39, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Tuvixer, you just make things tedious without reason. However, another more assertive an precise RfC has been posted about this issue of the "repression of political opponents". The best way to oppose you is to stick the rules and procedures. It takes time but it will prove useful. The community will understand soon how problematic you are and you will soon or later blocked. --Silvio1973 (talk) 11:02, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
And BTW, sometime I think I am dreaming. Tito's dictatorship lasted 38 years. People went to jail, people were executed. There was only one authorized party. And it is so difficult to write that political opponents were repressed? Silvio1973 (talk) 12:09, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Croatian Apoxyomenos[edit]

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Hi, I've done some work on this but need more time. Sorry to delay you and thanks for the confidence in my editing.Parkwells (talk) 12:13, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi, finished the review and made small changes in wording/style. Hope this helps.Parkwells (talk) 21:05, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion[edit]

GregorB, can you do anything to prevent the speedy deletion of these two articles: Who is Who in Croatian Science and Croatian Scientific Bibliography?--Darigon Jr. (talk) 08:37, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

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Your assistance is humbly requested, again...[edit]

Hello GregorB, You may remember me from this thread:, back in 2014. You made comments here:

I am again seeking a neutral third-party opinion for the Rolfing article. It seems to me that one of the editors, who has a clear anti-alt-med bias (as opposed to simply valuing science and critical thinking), is so bent on his POV that he doesn't thoughtfully read and consider the edits I make before reverting them. Nor does he take the time to understand what I've written in the talk page, before going back to talking about pseudoscience. I do expect a lively back-and-forth with other WP editors, and I expect that editors will show good faith in dealing with each other.

My proposal: revert the page to the "last stable version" from March 17 - prior to my contested edits and the others that followed - and then we discuss the various changes on the Talk page before making them.

Would you kindly jump in and give your perspective? Thank you!!! --Karinpower (talk) 04:46, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

It seems to me this message (and your approach to other editors) falls afoul of WP:CANVAS, as well as being personally disparaging. Alexbrn (talk) 06:48, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Just wanted to jump in here to say that I agree with Karinpower's perspective on the rolfing article. AaronMFeld (talk) 17:51, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Croatian Airplay Chart[edit]

Way back in 2009 you participated in an AfD for Croatian Airplay Chart, it was recreated in 2012 and I created an AfD at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Croatian Airplay Chart (2nd nomination) to see if it should be deleted. Your input would be appreciated. Aspects (talk) 09:45, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Croatia is Growing[edit]

Hy, I have a question about Croatia is Growing article. So, this coalition changed its name once so far (Kukuriku coalition->Croatia is Growing), and they are going to do that again, this time into People's coalition. When they changed their name for the first time, we just redirected article, but this time some (new) user created competently new article. My question is, can we delete that new article and simply redirect this old one when Coalition announces its "rebirth" under a new name, since its basically the same coalition, and I think that it would be good to have everything about them on one article. I mean, its logical to have one well written article then dozens of stubs when its about a same subject. Greetings, United Union (talk) 09:02, 10 July 2016 (UTC).

I am sorry if I am interrupting, but I also agree that it is best if we have one article, and not multiple ones. It is still the same coalition, just with a different name. --Tuvixer (talk) 09:37, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Frančesko Micalović who was actually Ivan/Jovan Vukosalić sometimes referred to as Ratković and his Ragusan prayer book (which is actually printed in Venice) on Serbian language which is actually Croatian or maybe Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Хи ГрегорБ,

I just created an article about Frančesko Micalović. When I started this article I had no idea about its subject. During its editing I realised that its subject is quite interesting while interpretation of some modern scholars can be quite contradictory. Your input would be highly appreciated. All the best.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 17:05, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

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Sabor members' list[edit]

Hi! Thanks for adding the categories, I completely forgot it while making the changes in the list... My bad. Cassandro (talk) 05:39, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

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Croatian literature[edit]

Thanks for noticing! It's a useful reminder as I'd forgotten about those last two parts in the Modern section. Farscot (talk) 23:55, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

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Anti-Croat Sentiment Page[edit]

Thank you for accepting my request for help. Any contributions are welcome, no pressure. A recently had discussion with a user, who made good points about the article needing much work, which I agree. I will try to help as well, though my time is very much limited these days. Cheers! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stariradio (talkcontribs) 22:39, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Re:Peto izvješće[edit]

Not the best time. I will start to work on this but I am not sure I will be able to commit myself more seriously before December 5. Thanks for letting me know. I guess I will start from the article Minority languages of Croatia and than go municipality by municipality. I also hope I will have some free time to get more active on the project in general.--MirkoS18 (talk) 21:24, 29 November 2016 (UTC)