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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)

Please stop this silliness...[edit]

It's not a personal insult that the two pictures of yours are not as well suited as the two pictures of mine. It's simply harder to see when there are patches of very dark and very light in the same photo. Edit warring over this is getting nowhere. If you'd like, start an RfC on the article talk pages, display the alternate images, ask the question neutrally, and see what the consensus is. BMK (talk) 01:38, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Nevermind, I set up RfCs myself on both articles. We'll see what happens. BMK (talk) 03:51, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Parthenon gif[edit]

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Have nominated {{Country data Mughal Empire}} for deletion. Informing you given that you requested the creation the image that is the subject of discussion. I suspect that your interests in the topic are related purely to the graphics, rather than the history. If so, feel free to ping any user you believe to be the originator of the underlying flag design. Abecedare (talk) 19:47, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Carl Nielsen[edit]

Thanks for your interest in the article, Gryffindor. Sorry about the reverts of Biography/Life. I have now had time to go through the biographies of the other FA composers and see that while most of the recent ones have a Life section, you are indeed correct that several others have a section headed Biography. I think that within a "biography" it is probably more logical to have a Life section. Maybe we can keep it like that for the rest of the TFA day and rediscuss on the talk page? We have been spending most of our time reverting vandalism. Your edit was much more in keeping with seasoned experience. Hope this doesn't upset you too much.--Ipigott (talk) 19:19, 9 June 2015 (UTC)


I'm wondering why you reverted my deletion of essentially unreferenced material at the above article. The only reference is to the company's own website, which is not a reliable source. Thus it is my understanding that anybody can remove this unreference material. That should be the end of it, but if you want to find independent references, please go ahead and add them and put most of the material back.

I say "most", but actually it almost all looks like advertising to me, so maybe you should check whether it is straightfordward unbiased info first. In any case with two rock solid reasons to delete the material, I'll revert you.

All the best. Smallbones(smalltalk) 03:25, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Gryffindor, to explain a bit. There has been a bunch of paid editing on the Osotspa and related articles, so it is being watched pretty closely for promotional editing. Badly sourced or unsourced content, and promotional language, are not going to stand. I hope that makes sense. Jytdog (talk) 03:33, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Feuerwehrmann listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Proposed deletion of Eisuke Tachikawa[edit]

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Salam al-Bey[edit]

Hi. User:Tounsimentounes had the right intent when he moved the page to "Salam el-Bey". The title here is a genitive phrase (Hymn of the Bey) as opposed to As-Salam al-Malaki al-Urduni which is a noun followed by two adjectives. However, the title should be Salam al-Bey with al- instead of el-, since that is the standard transliteration. Cheers Abjiklɐm (tɐlk) 00:51, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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A Dobos torte for you![edit]

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To give a Dobos torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

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Timeline of Nancy, France[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm M2545. I noticed that you recently removed some content from Timeline of Nancy, France without explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an accurate edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry; I have restored the removed content. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks.

History of Nancy[edit]

You created the new article History of Nancy on 22 January, but so far have not add much of substance (except for moving the entirety of the pre-existing article Timeline of Nancy, France). I would recommend you return the Timeline of Nancy, France to its previous state as its own article, and continue working on the separate history article. Timeline articles are lists, and history articles are prose essays. Thank you for your cooperation. -- M2545 (talk) 16:23, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to our April event[edit]

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Datok Keramat listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Celestinesucess. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Echizen ware, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. Celestinesucess (talk) 08:50, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about Echizen ware[edit]

Hello, Gryffindor,

I wanted to let you know that there's a discussion about whether Echizen ware should be deleted. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Echizen ware .

If you're new to the process, articles for deletion is a group discussion (not a vote!) that usually lasts seven days. If you need it, there is a guide on how to contribute. Last but not least, you are highly encouraged to continue improving the article; just be sure not to remove the tag about the deletion nomination from the top.

Thanks, Celestinesucess (talk) 08:51, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

June 2016[edit]

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ANI notification[edit]

There is a discussion at ANI regarding your involvement with the Coat of arms template. Regards, Only in death does duty end (talk) 12:39, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

9th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu[edit]

Dear Gryffindor, When you created this article, you wrote "He was born as Jampal Namdol Chökyi Gyaltsen on the tenth day of the eleventh month of 1932 near the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet."

With ref "Central Asiatic Journal, XLV:2, 2001, "The Life and Lineage of the Ninth Khalkha Jetsun Dampa Khutukhtu of Urga" by Fabian Sanders, pp. 293-303. " I was wondering if this mean 10 november 1932, or correspond to tenth day of the eleventh month of a Tibetan year. If it correspond to a Tibetan year, it may be important to specify which one. Thanks Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 13:55, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. I do not know either. I suppose this is in the reference you used : ( ). --Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 17:29, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Page 293, it is correct, water monkey year. --Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 08:39, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Anna Christina Radziwill for deletion[edit]

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