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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)


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)

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

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of K. Rudzki i S-ka at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! The Bushranger One ping only 00:17, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

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]

slakrtalk / 17:50, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

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.

46.61.242.185 (talk) 08:16, 14 April 2014 (UTC)


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)


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?

Regards, EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 03:38, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Lilpop, Rau i Loewenstein[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 23:39, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

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)


SORRY!!!![edit]

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.

Smokey2022 (talk) 20:39, 8 September 2014 (UTC)


DYK for Aerolot[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:48, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

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)

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)

Talk:Wikipedia Monument[edit]

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)

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)


Wikipedia_talk:Vital_articles[edit]

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)

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)


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)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 331 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:31, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

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)

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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.

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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)


Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp FAR[edit]

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I'm hoping for comments at WT:WikiProject_Military_history#Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp FAR. - Dank (push to talk) 16:12, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

ZSL[edit]

Back in 2005 you mentioned that: "As to the peasant party - the ZSL was but a facade party, a left-over after the once-mighty Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe... in 1960's and 1970's, the ZSL was a party of intelligentsia rather than peasants as it was seen as a safe choice for those who had to be members of the party and did not want to join the PUWP (such was the case of my grandpa, a University professor)."

Out of curiosity, what exactly did the ZSL do in the 1950s-80s? I know they had their own newspapers (notably Wieś Współczesna), party congresses, representation in local and national government and whatnot. --Ismail (talk) 08:05, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your detailed reply. --Ismail (talk) 23:40, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Private agriculture in Poland[edit]

One more question, it was claimed back in the day that Poland's private agriculture was less efficient than the collective agriculture which existed in other Eastern European countries, and that it accounted in large part for the especially poor food supply situation in urban areas. I will quote from one book, Class Struggle in Socialist Poland by Albert Szymanski, 1984, pp. 74-75:

"Over time, the average size of farms has become smaller in contrast with virtually all other industrial countries. By 1968 only 10 percent of all farms had over 10 hectares... The average size of the 3.4 million private farms in 1970 was about 5 hectares (12 acres). In 1981 it was estimated at only seven acres (New York Times, October 10, 1981). The trend towards smaller farms in Poland only aggravates the problems of inefficient cultivation and makes it all the more difficult to introduce modern technology (see U.S. Army, 1973:236).

The inefficiency of Polish agriculture is manifested by the fact that as late as 1979, it still took approximately one peasant to feed two urban dwellers, compared with the United States, where one farmer fed 50 people, or East Germany and Czechoslovakia, where one farmer fed 10 people... The backwardness of Polish agriculture is also revealed in the trends in agricultural production. Taking 1961-65 as the base, gross agricultural production in Poland had increased by 38 percent in 1976, compared with 51 percent in Yugoslavia (which had relatively little state subsidy of its private agriculture) and 91 percent in Romania, 56 percent in Bulgaria, and 40 percent in Hungary—all of which had collectivized agriculture (Simon and Kanet, 1981:286)."

The two sources he references here are:

  • U.S. Army. 1973. Area Handbook for Poland. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • Simon, Maurice and Roger Kanet. 1981. Background to Crisis: Policy and Politics in Gierek's Poland. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press.

He also claims that state subsidizing of private agriculture to maintain the loyalty of the peasants and prevent the emergence of large-scale private farming on the basis of richer farmers buying the land of poorer farmers further contributed to the country's financial problems. I'm just wondering how true all this is since I recall you claiming that Polish private agriculture was actually more efficient. --Ismail (talk) 23:22, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Russian criminal tattoos has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Francis Lapp[edit]

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The article Francis Lapp has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (biographies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back. Thank you,

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Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)[edit]

Seasons Greetings,

This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

Since other contributors to the article are insisting for reliable sources and Standard native english; If your contributions get deleted (for some reason like linguistics or may be your information is reliable but unfortunately dosent match expectations of other editors) , please do list the same on Talk:Ceremonial pole page so that other wikipedians may help improve by interlanguage collaborations, and/or some other language wikipedias may be interested in giving more importance to reliablity of information over other factors on their respective wikipedia.

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Thanking you with warm regards

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Longshot: Slovak translation request?[edit]

Hi Halibutt, I saw your name here and I was wondering if you might be able to help me. Though I am looking for some help figuring out some Slovak-language content, I can't find any editors who speak Slovak, and an editor at the reference desk thought that I might get some help from a Czech-speaking editor. Anyhow, getting to the point, there is an AfD at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Lucas Perny. Some single-purpose accounts have sprung up to defend the article and have dumped a bunch of references onto the AFD page, but they're presumably in Slovak and I can't interpret any of them. The single-purpose accounts haven't been helpful in establishing the subject's notability. We don't know if any of these references are real, if they're significant publications, or if they present significant coverage of the subject, as opposed to just passing mentions. Though I'm asking for a lot of things, any information you might be able to provide would be very helpful. Feel free to reply here if you'd like. I'll watchlist your talk page. Thanks, and sorry for the challenge! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 16:24, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Can you translate this?[edit]

Hi Halibutt! I got your name from Wikipedia:Translators available. Would you be able to translate the lead (only five paragraphs!) of South American dreadnought race into Spansish for that Wikipedia? It's a notable article in modern Argentine and, to a lesser extent, Chilean history, and no one's gotten to it in the three years it has been online.

Related tangent: if you haven't tried the content translation beta feature, it makes translating much easier. Thank you! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 03:19, 30 October 2015 (UTC)


email[edit]

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YandexTrans gadget: version of GoogleTrans gadget that calls the Yandex Translation engine[edit]

In response to your message on the Content Translation Comments page, I have prepared a version of the GoogleTrans gadget to call the Yandex translation system. This version is called YandexTrans and can be called into your code via the line in your common.js file

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If you are interested in Cyrillic MT then please give this a go and tell me how it goes. I've only got a free API key from Yandex on this one. I don't know the daily limits but you can get a Yandex API key yourself and replace mine at the top of the code for your own private version. I'd be interested in hearing from you about the relative quality in Cyrillic languages of Google translation and Yandex translations.

Endo999 (talk) 00:29, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject assessment tags for talk pages[edit]

Thank you for your recent articles, including Beheading the Kite, which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. For example, WikiProject Poland relies on such templates to generate listings such as Article Alerts, Popular Pages, Quality and Importance Matrix and the Cleanup Listing. Thanks to them, WikiProject members are more easily able to defend your work from deletion, or simply help try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information about using those talk page templates. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:27, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Ten, tego, moge prosic ponownie? Ot, Talk:Dormition Church, Dubiny - to nie jest takie trudne :) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:21, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

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User:Gr3g0r14n/sandbox[edit]

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new editor interested in translating Polish[edit]

  • Hello Halibutt, a new user (User:Perfekcyjna) is interested in translating from English to Polish (and perhaps the other way around, I'm not sure). I really know nothing about the translation side of things... Would you be interested in helping him/her get started? tks   Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 07:20, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

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The page you created List of universities in Ukraine is proposed to be deleted[edit]

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Do you want one Edit tab, or two? It's your choice[edit]

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commons[edit]

on your talk page in commons I have identified what looks like another back to front duplicate argument [4] - your help would be appreciated - thanks JarrahTree 05:38, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

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Wydział biologii clarias gracilentus[edit]

mógłby pan teraz zbaczyć jak to wygląda i co jeszcze do poprawki? niestety wszystkie zdjęcia jakie mam clarias gracilentus są zastrzeżone prawem autorskim — Preceding unsigned comment added by Piotruadamu (talkcontribs) 16:19, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

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The visual editor is now available to all users at most Wikivoyages. It was also enabled for all contributors at the French Wikinews.

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The team is working with the volunteer developers who power Wikisource to provide the visual editor there, for opt-in testing right now and eventually for all users. (T138966)

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The Signpost: 21 July 2016[edit]

Talk:Tsarist_autocracy#My_two_cents._Article_deletion.[edit]

The creator of this article asked me to message you about deleting the article. 2001:1C02:1907:9500:6DC8:DB74:E72E:310D (talk) 09:48, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Unicode chart translations[edit]

Hello. I maintain multilingual Wikimedia charts showing roadmaps to the various planes of the Unicode Standard.
I'm hoping you will proofread and correct the Belarusian translations for me and perhaps provide Polish and Czech ones.
The current Belarusian translations are at User:Drmccreedy/roadmap_multilingual along with context for how they're used in the charts.
The Czech article on Unicode currently uses the English charts.
The Belarusian and Polish articles on Unicode don't use the charts yet.
Thank you for any help you can offer. DRMcCreedy (talk) 03:12, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Fixing a ref[edit]

It was a few years back but in [5] you added a ref to Przegląd humanistyczny that seems broken (no title of chapter or its author). Can you fix it? Also an issue in Stańczyk (painting). PS. Any chance you know the person from this Warsaw Museum in User_talk:Piotrus#Sta.C5.84czyk_.28painting.29_and_broken_link? I don't see it online (User_talk:XalD#re:_Sta.C5.84czyk_.28painting.29_and_broken_link) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:08, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

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"the"[edit]

   I can't imagine that you're a problem for en:WP, but i did post a big question about a small word.
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Polish heraldry[edit]

Hello! I saw that You created the art. and I therefore wish to inform You that Im partly rewriting art., adding references, citations etc. in order to make it on GA level. I appreciate any help and input from Your side! Best regards, camdan (talk) 04:17, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

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Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

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Editing News #3—2016[edit]

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Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has mainly worked on a new wikitext editor. They have also released some small features and the new map editing tool. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. You can find links to the list of work finished each week at mw:VisualEditor/Weekly triage meetings. Their current priorities are fixing bugs, releasing the 2017 wikitext editor as a beta feature, and improving language support.

Recent changes[edit]

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  • The "Save" button now says "Save page" when you create a page, and "Save changes" when you change an existing page.[11] In the future, the "Save page" button will say "Publish page". This will affect both the visual and wikitext editing systems. More information is available on Meta.
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The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the remaining 10 "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next month. The developers want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect several languages, including Thai, Burmese and Aramaic.

The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. The 2017 wikitext editor will look like the visual editor and be able to use the citoid service and other modern tools. This new editing system may become available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices in October 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.

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DYK for Bishop Petros with Saint Peter the Apostle[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 3 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bishop Petros with Saint Peter the Apostle, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1000-year-old Bishop Petros with Saint Peter the Apostle ended up in Poland after being saved from a watery grave? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bishop Petros with Saint Peter the Apostle. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bishop Petros with Saint Peter the Apostle), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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A translation from Polish[edit]

Was there, in 1995. Decided to write an article about the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Tuczno, Poland. Right now, lived at User:Dino/my sandbox, is incomplete.

Found the Polish article at [13], let google translate it. A few references are [14], [15], [16] and [17].

Feel free to play around, in my sandbox.

Thanks! Any questions, do ask.

dino (talk) 20:27, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

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March Madness 2017[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
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As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible. More information can be found here for those that are interested, and members can sign up as participants at that page also.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 March and runs until 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2017, so please sign up now.

For the Milhist co-ordinators. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:24, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

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Request for help[edit]

Please, I need help for a translation (from Russian), not from an article, but from a source.

I was working in the articles Mari native religion and pt:Religião tradicional mari (in Portuguese).

The phrase "There is a significant discrepancy between the pantheons of the Lowlands Mari, who worship roughly 140 gods, and Highlands Mari, who worship about 70 gods" has as source the book Religious Rites of the Cheremis. Because given an entire book as a reference, even more in a language and script that probably most readers don't understand, I was looking for a page and quote (my idea was to put a quote in the original and translated); I suspect that the reference is the first phrase of the last paragraph of the page 5 (note that the page 5 of the book is the 7th page in the website with the book), that seems to be ""Боговъ у луговыхъ черемисъ считается (съ матерями, пїамбарами , виднезями, праздничными и поминальными божествами) приблизительно около 140, у горныхъ 70"".

What I wanted were:

a) confirmation that the letters that are in the phrase are exactly that

b) a translation (to English) of the passage

Some difficulties:

- It is a document in Adobe Flash (than you can't do copy-paste, you have to look letter-to-letter in a copy of an old document and know how to identify the cyrilic letters)

- It is a document of 1887, before the ortographic reform of 1918, than I can't even use a machine translator. The result of the machine translation of that page is "Bogov in lugovyh cheremis considered (Sh mothers pїambarami, vidnezyami, festive and memorial deities) of about 140, at 70 gornyh"; however, if I exclude the "ъ" at the end of the words (I think that was the rule after 1918), and mechanically translated Богов у луговых черемиъ считается (с матерями, пїамбарами , виднезями, праздничными и поминальными божествами) приблизительно около 140, у горных 70, the result is "Gods in the meadow cheremi considered (with mothers pїambarami, vidnezyami, festive and memorial deities) of about 140, the mountain 70" (sounds better).

- I don't know almost nothing about russian languade or cyrilic script (because that, I tried the machine translation).

If you could help me, I appreciate a reply in my page in the portuguese Wikipedia.

Thanks in advice (and hoping that you could understand my not-much-good English)--MiguelMadeira (talk) 16:42, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Problem already solved; thanks--MiguelMadeira (talk) 17:43, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXI, March 2017[edit]

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Editing News #1—2017[edit]

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When you are finished editing the page, type your edit summary and then choose "Review your changes".

In visual mode, you will see additions, removals, new links, and formatting highlighted. Other changes, such as changing the size of an image, are described in notes on the side.

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The wikitext diff is the same diff tool that is used in the wikitext editors and in the page history.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has spent most of their time supporting the 2017 wikitext editor mode which is available inside the visual editor as a Beta Feature, and adding the new visual diff tool. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. You can find links to the work finished each week at mw:VisualEditor/Weekly triage meetings. Their current priorities are fixing bugs, supporting the 2017 wikitext editor as a beta feature, and improving the visual diff tool.

Recent changes[edit]

A new wikitext editing mode is available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices. The 2017 wikitext editor has the same toolbar as the visual editor and can use the citoid service and other modern tools. Go to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures to enable the New wikitext mode.

A new visual diff tool is available in VisualEditor's visual mode. You can toggle between wikitext and visual diffs. More features will be added to this later. In the future, this tool may be integrated into other MediaWiki components. [18]

The team have added multi-column support for lists of footnotes. The <references /> block can automatically display long lists of references in columns on wide screens. This makes footnotes easier to read. You can request multi-column support for your wiki. [19]

Other changes:

  • You can now use your web browser's function to switch typing direction in the new wikitext mode. This is particularly helpful for RTL language users like Urdu or Hebrew who have to write JavaScript or CSS. You can use Command+Shift+X or Control+Shift+X to trigger this. [20]
  • The way to switch between the visual editing mode and the wikitext editing mode is now consistent. There is a drop-down menu that shows the two options. This is now the same in desktop and mobile web editing, and inside things that embed editing, such as Flow. [21]
  • The Categories item has been moved to the top of the Page options menu (from clicking on the "hamburger" icon) for quicker access. [22] There is also now a "Templates used on this page" feature there. [23]
  • You can now create <chem> tags (sometimes used as <ce>) for chemical formulas inside the visual editor. [24]
  • Tables can be set as collapsed or un-collapsed. [25]
  • The Special character menu now includes characters for Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics and angle quotation marks (‹› and ⟨⟩) . The team thanks the volunteer developer, Tpt. [26]
  • A bug caused some section edit conflicts to blank the rest of the page. This has been fixed. The team are sorry for the disruption. [27]
  • There is a new keyboard shortcut for citations: Control+Shift+K on a PC, or Command+Shift+K on a Mac. It is based on the keyboard shortcut for making links, which is Control+K on a PC or Command+K on a Mac. [28]

Future changes[edit]

  • The VisualEditor team is working with the Community Tech team on a syntax highlighting tool. It will highlight matching pairs of <ref> tags and other types of wikitext syntax. You will be able to turn it on and off. It will first become available in VisualEditor's built-in wikitext mode, maybe late in 2017. [29]
  • The kind of button used to Show preview, Show changes, and finish an edit will change in all WMF-supported wikitext editors. The new buttons will use OOjs UI. The buttons will be larger, brighter, and easier to read. The labels will remain the same. You can test the new button by editing a page and adding &ooui=1 to the end of the URL, like this: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Sandbox?action=edit&ooui=1 The old appearance will no longer be possible, even with local CSS changes. [30]
  • The outdated 2006 wikitext editor will be removed later this year. It is used by approximately 0.03% of active editors. See a list of editing tools on mediawiki.org if you are uncertain which one you use. [31]

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Invitation to comment at Template:Link language RfC[edit]

Hello there! I noticed you have commented in relation to this issue before, so I wanted to invite you to comment at Template talk:Link language#Request for comment on formatting.

A L T E R C A R I   20:02, 28 May 2017 (UTC)

Can you help verify translations of articles from Spanish[edit]

Hello Halibutt,

Would you be able to help evaluate the accuracy of translations of Wikipedia articles from Spanish to English Wikipedia?

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This would involve evaluating a translated article on the English Wikipedia by comparing it to the original Spanish article, and marking it "Pass" or "Fail" based on whether the translation faithfully represents the original. Here's the reason for this request:

There are a number of articles on English Wikipedia that were created as machine translations from different languages including Spanish, using the Content Translation tool, sometimes by users with no knowledge of the source language. The config problem that allowed this to happen has since been fixed, but this has left us with a backlog of articles whose accuracy of translation is suspect or unknown, including some articles translated from Spanish. In many cases, other editors have come forward later to copyedit and fix any English grammar or style issues, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the translation is accurate, as factual errors from the original translation may remain. To put it another way: Good English is not the same as good translation.

If you can help out, that would be great. Here's a sample of the articles that need checking:

All you have to do, is compare the English article to the Spanish article, and mark it "Pass" or "Fail" (templates {{Pass}} and {{Fail}} may be useful). (Naturally, if you feel like fixing an inaccurate translation and then marking it "Pass", that's even better, but it isn't required.)

If you can help, please let me know. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elinruby (talkcontribs) 07:48, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

so... feel free to look at Spanish if you really want to, but from looking at your user page I would say you are more interested in Polish and we don't have anyone looking at either Polish or Russian right now. Elinruby (talk) 22:34, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Can you help verify translations of articles from russian[edit]

Hello Halibutt,

Would you be able to help evaluate the accuracy of translations of Wikipedia articles from russian to English Wikipedia?

Language icon.svg

This would involve evaluating a translated article on the English Wikipedia by comparing it to the original russian article, and marking it "Pass" or "Fail" based on whether the translation faithfully represents the original. Here's the reason for this request:

There are a number of articles on English Wikipedia that were created as machine translations from different languages including russian , using the Content Translation tool, sometimes by users with no knowledge of the source language. The config problem that allowed this to happen has since been fixed, but this has left us with a backlog of articles whose accuracy of translation is suspect or unknown, including some articles translated from russian. In many cases, other editors have come forward later to copyedit and fix any English grammar or style issues, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the translation is accurate, as factual errors from the original translation may remain. To put it another way: Good English is not the same as good translation.

If you can help out, that would be great. Here's a sample of the articles that need checking:

  1. Yevhen_Buket
  2. Fyodorovka,_Ufimsky_District,_Republic_of_Bashkortostan
  3. Ingala_Valley
  4. International_Investment_Bank
  5. Jacob_Borisovich_Rozval

All you have to do, is compare the English article to the russian article, and assess them "Pass" or "Fail" (the {{Pass}} and {{Fail}} templates may be useful here). (Naturally, if you feel like fixing an inaccurate translation and then assessing it, that's even better, but it isn't required.) Also please note that we are assessing accuracy not completeness, so if the English article is much shorter that is okay, as long as whatever has been translated so far is factually accurate. To see the full list of articles, please go to WP:CXT/PTR.

If you can help, please {{ping}} me here to let me know. You can add your pass/fails above, right next to each link, or you may indicate your results below. Thanks! Elinruby (talk) 07:45, 6 June 2017 (UTC)  Pass ✓ Pass  Fail ✗ Fa

The Bugle: Issue CXXXIV, June 2017[edit]

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Sorry for all the translation invites[edit]

we've been trying to recruit some fresh eyes for the project. Now that we are moving into a new phase, I have slowed down enough to realize that we have invited you to help with Spanish and and Russian, but you are a native Polish speaker and we actually need Polish a little more if you do have any free time for this. I'll send you a link to the translations from Polish to English in a moment. If you do not have time right now, no worries; as with everything in Wikipedia, it's optional and you don't have to be available to accept an invitation. Elinruby (talk) 19:11, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

@Halibutt: here's the link to the Polish articles Elinruby (talk) 21:49, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 9 June 2017[edit]

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The Signpost: 15 July 2017[edit]

POLISH HERALDRY[edit]

Hello! I saw your early input on subject Polish Heraldry and I wonder if You could help to improve the art.? First, could You please add references to what You wrote? This would help a lot! Second, we need to writeartin proper way and propere english and mine isto poor for that. I would much appreciate any help from Your side! Sincerely Camdan (talk) 13:538, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Polish Air Force unit[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Polish Air Force unit has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Frietjes (talk) 14:18, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 6 September 2017[edit]

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2017 Military history WikiProject Coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway. As a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 29 September. Thank you for your time. For the current tranche of Coordinators, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:39, 21 September 2017 (UTC)