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Translation of an article[edit]

[3] I'd really appreciate if you could translate this. I can vaguely understand the meaning behind the author's words w/ Google Translate, but not confidently. - New Age Retro Hippie (talk) (contributions) 00:34, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

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re: K. Rudzki i S-ka[edit]

Certainly looks like a DYK material. Go ahead and nom it. I'd advice adding a ref to the last sentence, and to the name section. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:50, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of K. Rudzki i S-ka[edit]

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QPQ for Cureton's Multanis[edit]

MY DYK nomination for 63 Cavalry has been idling awhile. I'm shifting the QPQ that I had done, Sue Nott, to this DYK nom and will do a fresh one for 63 Cav. AshLin (talk) 11:37, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for K. Rudzki i S-ka[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Polish bridge company?.... brilliant idea Victuallers (talk) 18:55, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Image:Rzeczpospolita 1920.png[edit]

 46.61.242.185 (talk) 08:16, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
  Good day/night time!
    I found your map in Wikipedia with one mistake... There is no Viatka town in Central Russia (Kaluga region).It was small settlement of Piesochnia in 1920 at this place. An old town of Viatka (also named Kirov nowadays) is situated much to east - near Ural mountains. Best wishes!
   Доброе время суток!
   Случайно обнаружил Вашу карту .... но с одной небольшой ошибкой. Не существует города Вятки в Центральной России (Калужская область). В 1920 году на этом месте был посёлок Песочня. Старинный город Вятка (ныне также называемый Киров) находится гораздо восточнее - около Уральских гор.  Всего лучшего!
Александр.

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K. Rudzki i S-ka[edit]

Cześć,

mam problem z tym zdaniem: "In the aftermath of the January Uprising Count Zamoyski, Konstanty Rudzki's benefactor, was exiled to France, and his riverine flotilla and the river shipyard were taken over by Maurycy Fajans[citation needed]. "

Znalazłem źródło nadające się do niego (tutaj), ale nie ma tam nic nt. Spółki Rudzkiego, ani giserni. Można to pośrednio powiązać poprzez Warsztaty Żeglugi Parowej Zamoyskiego, ale znów ta informacja nie jest w sumie na temat artykułu. No chyba że w kontekście następnego zdania, że Rudzki stracił głównego Klienta. Poza tym nie jest wprost powiedziane, że Fajans przejął Warsztaty Żeglugi Parowej, ale że nimi kierował od 1866, a potem kupił trzy statki. Co o tym wszystkim sądzisz? D kuba (talk) 10:03, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

no to mi bardzo nie pomogłeś:) chociaż masz rację, że bez Zamoyskiego pewnie nic by z tego nie było. Spróbuję przeredagować na pl.wiki, ale tłumaczenia na angielski się nie podejmę:) generalnie nie mam pojęcia o żegludze, na Twój art. natknąłem się w DYK i napisałem o tym w pl.wiki. Ten Fajans po prostu dał mi do myślenia, bo nazwisko nie pojawia się w żadnym z podanych przez Ciebie źródle. A co do Lilpopa i spóły - widziałem - też w DYK, ale na pl.wiki jest już artykuł (nawet DA, choć ma luki w przypisach). Pozdrawiam, D kuba (talk) 11:53, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

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1940 French Army of the Alps[edit]

Hey, I am canvassing active MILHIST members who have stated they are interested in French military history during the Second World War.

II am wondering if you can help, I am trying to improve the quality of the Italian invasion of France article. I have checked the limited sources I can access regarding the Army of the Alps, and nothing seems to add up. Some sources state that on 20 June, when the Italian main attack was launched against the Alpine Line, that the army had 3-4 divisions and others state it was as high as 7. Do you have any information that can clarify what the state of this army was?

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DYK for Lilpop, Rau i Loewenstein[edit]

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File source problem with File:Krzyz Walecznych 1920.jpg[edit]

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Zdjecia w wiki - pomoc[edit]

Hej, Halibucie, jestem Maur z forum paradoxu, nie wiem, czy pamietasz. W kazdym razie, chcialem prosic cie o rade/pomoc, bo mam zdjecie do uploadowania do wiki, a zasady praw autorskich wydaja mi sie bizantyjskie. Napisalbym lepiej maila, bo ten talk page jest dosc niezreczny, ale nie znalazlem kontaktu. Tomek M. K. (talk) 12:38, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

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While I was editing Wikipedia, I went to get a drink of apple juice. At that moment one of my friends tried to edit Wikipedia, causing our misunderstanding. He's a novice editor himself, but he made a mistake. I'm so sorry that this happened.

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DYK for Aerolot[edit]

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re: Battle of Warsaw (1831) on FAC[edit]

While I think you'll get some useful suggestions, I predict the article will fail on prose grounds. I cannot get my May Constitution of Poland to FA for 3 years now, despite several rounds of copyediting by native speakers. :( --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 00:35, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

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Automotive industry in Poland[edit]

I started this article. If you could expand it over the next few days, we could DYK it? I am sure many more links can be added to the history section... Ping: User:Tymek, User:Volunteer Marek. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:52, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

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You may want to comment there in semi-official capacity, perhaps :) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:53, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

I was hoping to be there as a Junior Wrangler on behalf of the Teahouse (btw, the Teahouse now has the additional role of Teahouse Head in addition to Teahouse Guests, Teahouse Hosts, Teahouse Founder, Teahouse Maitre d', Teahouse Awesome Founder, all this in addition to my own humble role of Teahouse Junior Wrangler). Unfortunately it ended up not being practical at this late stage. I did learn that Ryanair provides way more flights to Poland than Easyjet does! Possibly I should have been investigating flights to eastern Germany from the start.
Perhaps there will be other opportunities though... inter alia, I'm sure Wikimania will return to eastern Europe sooner than most might think. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 21:17, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

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bronislaw urbanski convert from english to polish wikipedia[edit]

Hi Halibutt I really dont know how to achieve this, can you help with copying my fathers Wikipedia page that is in english to the Polish Wikipedia as is? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronislaw_Urba%C5%84ski

Regards Peter Urbanski at peter.urbanski@hotmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by Youngbruno (talkcontribs) 22:08, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Actually, if you can't find anything in the sources cited, would you be willing to file an AfD? DS (talk) 03:39, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
I hate losing contributors too, but if they're not being useful contributors, what's the loss. I take your point about waiting for him to clarify, though. Let's see what (if anything) he can tell us. DS (talk) 11:40, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Halibutt, please excuse me I dont know my way around Wikipedia, all I tried to do is place up years ago what I have found out about my father...but all with references, you may not find them but i have them. Also alot of people are hacking the page or they may call it cleaning it up but adding things without my permission and was tempted to restore it. Please note I do not understand what citation needed means, I never changed it like my relatives were Alfred Urbanski and Franciszek Urbanski one of the leaders of the Trial of Sixteen I have family photographs of him. Also papers from the U.S. Army, where it says citation for his POW number is from Straty.pl who is to challenge these?? I did say in the documents that he CHANGED his birthday and name to save himself often. In Straty.pl his birthday is out by days 1/10/1912 instead of 10/10/1912 as he knew there were around 19 other Bronislaw Urbanskis captured then. Also his video of capture then heading to Stalag VA is on youtube at 1:min into the video they pan up and down on him.

However things like the British Infrantry Division I never put there!

He was one of twelve bodyguards for general sikorski, using a "different" name as after stalag vb they placed him on a potato farm to feed the third reich, where he escaped and went to france onwards. We know precisely how and who killed the President General Wladyslaw Sikorski but it would be too damaging to put this there. And it goes on. This is not just guesswork I have materials that back all this, HOWEVER not what other people add to this. Yes I am his son. Peter — Preceding unsigned comment added by Youngbruno (talkcontribs) 05:03, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

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Regarding your comment about Korea, you may want to see the new South Korea discussion/vote there. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:24, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Assassination of Gabriel Narutowicz[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Fraser Hobday[edit]

Moving here so as to not clutter up the AFD. A few points:

  • "Don't get me wrong, I meant no harm." Your suggested course of action (adding fact tags) would do harm as the subject is being ridiculed in the press for this biography because most of the unsourced content was so trivial.
  • "...did not comment about notability because it's impossible to establish notability when there are no sources in the article." Before nominating an article for AFD, an editor is expected to follow WP:BEFORE and look for sources. And establishing notability is not just about !voting editors looking at current sources - they can look for missed sources as well.
  • "But I believe we as a community should have tried." I do not know why you are assuming that none of the more than ten editors !voting in the AFD looked for sources to establish notability. For example the only source currently in the article was added by me.

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RE: Polish September Campaign Template[edit]

I added the Slovak invasion to the Battle of the Border section of the Invasion of Poland campaignbox (this seemed the best place for it since fighting was so minor it would not make sense to get its own entire separate section) and I had a few additional ideas about it that I wanted to run by you. First: given that the Soviets were not the main combatant against the Poles in Lwów (fighting from 12-22 September; Soviets do not invade until 17 September and do not arrive at Lwów until 19 September), I was thinking it should perhaps be added to the Southern Front section? Second, the Battle of Kock is in the Soviet invasion section even though there were no Soviets involved. However I am unsure where it should be placed (Southern Front?). What do you think? Capt Jim (talk) 17:15, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

I also added Raid on Fraustadt to the Battle of the Borders section.Capt Jim (talk) 17:35, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

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The Military history Wikiproject has opened nominations for the Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year. Nominations will be accepted until 13 December at 23:59 GMT, with voting to begin at 0:00 GMT 14 December. The voting will conclude on 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:35, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

The Military history Wikiproject has opened nominations for the Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year. Nominations will be accepted until 13 December at 23:59 GMT, with voting to begin at 0:00 GMT 14 December. The voting will conclude on 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:41, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

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Precious again[edit]

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Polish people and battles
Thank you for quality articles on Polish people like Witold Pilecki, on battles like the Battle of Radzymin (1920), on the Katyn massacre, and for "This user is a person, and nothing else matters." - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:58, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 331st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:33, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

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If you could get some photos, it would be good to add them to the DYK nom. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:47, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 December 2014[edit]

Voting for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year now open![edit]

Nominations for the military historian of the year and military newcomer of the year have now closed, and voting for the candidates has officially opened. All project members are invited to cast there votes for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year candidates before the elections close at 23:59 December 21st. For the coordinators, TomStar81

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:33, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CV, December 2014[edit]

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If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 12:51, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 December 2014[edit]

Seasonal Greets![edit]

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Hello Halibutt, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
Happy editing,
Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:03, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

The Signpost: 31 December 2014[edit]

Nomination of Jerzy Nos for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Jerzy Nos is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jerzy Nos until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Snowager (talk) 09:07, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 07 January 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 14 January 2015[edit]

A kitten for you![edit]

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This wiki-kitten is here to say "Thank you for your continued efforts to make this project better". Like a kitten, Wikipedia may occasionally scratch and bite, or barf, but it is still worth it! Cheers,

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:45, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 January 2015[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CVI, January 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 28 January 2015[edit]

VisualEditor News 2015—#1[edit]

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Since the last newsletter, the Editing Team has fixed many bugs and worked on VisualEditor's appearance, the coming Citoid reference service, and support for languages with complex input requirements. Status reports are posted on Mediawiki.org. Upcoming plans are posted at the VisualEditor roadmap.

The Wikimedia Foundation has named its top priorities for this quarter (January to March). The first priority is making VisualEditor ready for deployment by default to all new users and logged-out users at the remaining large Wikipedias. You can help identify these requirements. There will be weekly triage meetings which will be open to volunteers beginning Wednesday, 11 February 2015 at 12:00 (noon) PST (20:00 UTC). Tell Vice President of Engineering Damon Sicore, Product Manager James Forrester and other team members which bugs and features are most important to you. The decisions made at these meetings will determine what work is necessary for this quarter's goal of making VisualEditor ready for deployment to new users. The presence of volunteers who enjoy contributing MediaWiki code is particularly appreciated. Information about how to join the meeting will be posted at mw:Talk:VisualEditor/Portal shortly before the meeting begins. 

Due to some breaking changes in MobileFrontend and VisualEditor, VisualEditor was not working correctly on the mobile site for a couple of days in early January. The teams apologize for the problem.

Recent improvements[edit]

The new design for VisualEditor aligns with MediaWiki's Front-End Standards as led by the Design team. Several new versions of the OOjs UI library have also been released, and these also affect the appearance of VisualEditor and other MediaWiki software extensions. Most changes were minor, like changing the text size and the amount of white space in some windows. Buttons are consistently color-coded to indicate whether the action:

  • starts a new task, like opening the Save page dialog:  blue ,
  • takes a constructive action, like inserting a citation:  green ,
  • might remove or lose your work, like removing a link:  red , or
  • is neutral, like opening a link in a new browser window:  gray.

The TemplateData editor has been completely re-written to use a different design (T67815) based on the same OOjs UI system as VisualEditor (T73746). This change fixed a couple of existing bugs (T73077 and T73078) and improved usability.

Search and replace in long documents is now faster. It does not highlight every occurrence if there are more than 100 on-screen at once (T78234).

Editors at the Hebrew and Russian Wikipedias requested the ability to use VisualEditor in the "Article Incubator" or drafts namespace (T86688, T87027). If your community would like VisualEditor enabled on another namespace on your wiki, then you can file a request in Phabricator. Please include a link to a community discussion about the requested change.

Looking ahead[edit]

The Editing team will soon add auto-fill features for citations. The Citoid service takes a URL or DOI for a reliable source, and returns a pre-filled, pre-formatted bibliographic citation. After creating it, you will be able to change or add information to the citation, in the same way that you edit any other pre-existing citation in VisualEditor. Support for ISBNs, PMIDs, and other identifiers is planned. Later, editors will be able to contribute to the Citoid service's definitions for each website, to improve precision and reduce the need for manual corrections.

We will need editors to help test the new design of the special character inserter, especially if you speak Welsh, Breton, or another language that uses diacritics or special characters extensively. The new version should be available for testing next week. Please contact User:Whatamidoing (WMF) if you would like to be notified when the new version is available. After the special character tool is completed, VisualEditor will be deployed to all users at Phase 5 Wikipedias. This will affect about 50 mid-size and smaller Wikipedias, including Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Breton, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian, Tatar, and Welsh. The date for this change has not been determined.

Let's work together[edit]

Subscribe or unsubscribe at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Newsletter. Translations are available through Meta. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 20:23, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 February 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 11 February 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 18 February 2015[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CVII, February 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]