User talk:Gryffindor

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Global account[edit]

Hi Gryffindor! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to ping me with {{ping|DerHexer}}. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:54, 30 December 2014 (UTC)


Hi Gryffindor, thank you and a Happy New Year to you too! I'm much grateful for Sodacan's efforts. However in my own opinion there could be a few more tweaks for the historical/cultural accuracy. I would look into it and provide some suggestions when I got some time. --Ericmetro (talk) 16:52, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Gryffindor, sorry for this belated reply. I wish that I could create a coloring sample with graphic historical sources for reference, unfortunately I'm quite busy in real life these days. I wish I could be back soon. --Ericmetro (talk) 14:45, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Japanese Imperial Family[edit]

Hello. You moved the pages of the Japanese Imperial Family without any discussion. As an administrator it was better to a start a discussion on the talk page. Your reason for changing the titles was the official website of Imperial Household Agency, because it refers to them like this: HIH Prince/ss X. Well on Wikipedia the royal family members' articles are titled like this: "Name, Prince of X". British royal family's website also refers to them by their titles like HRH The Prince of Wales but on Wikipedia his article's title is Charles, Prince of Wales. Most of the articles of royal families are titled like this, so it is a kind of rule. Even Japanese Wikipedia includes the names of their royals on its articles' titles. So please move these pages to their previous titles. Thanks. Keivan.fTalk 19:17, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

To make it clear Aiko, Princess Toshi is a good title because it combines her name with her title of Princess Toshi. The same goes for the rest of the family who have titles. Prince William is the "Duke of Cambridge" but his name is combined with his title.--Hipposcrashed (talk) 16:10, 12 January 2015 (UTC)



You've moved Sharjah to Emirate of Sharjah and Ajman to Emirate of Ajman. It might have been nice to have a talk about such a big move before performing it. Both Emirates form part of the seven-emirate Federation, The United Arab Emirates. Each of the seven emirates (including Abu Dhabi and Dubai) are referred to exclusively (in roadsigns, maps, text, websites, government statute, legal documents, news media) by their names - Dubai, Sharjah etc. and never as Emirate of Dubai or Emirate of Sharjah. Although they ARE Emirates (although, perhaps perversely none have an Emir, the ruler is referred to simply as the Ruler), they are not called Emirates.

Any chance you'd consider undoing it?

BTW, I called Sharjah Fort 'Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn Sharjah)' because that is the formal title of the fort, applied locally. It's called, by the local government authorities responsible for it, 'Al Hisn Sharjah Fort', which would make the article unsearchable for the average English user, hence the choice to use its English title but include the Arabic version too. If that makes any sense! :)



In this edit almost eight and a half years ago, you wrote that the Grand Hotel, Vienna was centrally located for the Korso. Now I just translated the article fi:Korso to English as Korso and came across the article about the hotel. Vantaa is a bit far away from Vienna so I don't think you meant the district. I changed the link to Korso (restaurant), because all I found by Googling for "Korso Vienna" was a famous restaurant called Korso an der Oper. Was this what you meant? JIP | Talk 19:21, 3 February 2015 (UTC)