User talk:Kikos

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Active for a while, here is the official welcome


Hello, Kikos, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Hi. I noticed here that you requested a citation for the claim that the Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves is the largest protected in Africa. The source on which the claim is based is this. Cheers, –Black Falcon (Talk) 14:08, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi. May be this is largest nature reserve but not the largest protected area. Ahaggar National park is much larger [1] - 540 000 : 77 000 km2. --Kikos64 (talk) 14:41, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
That's strange... Our article on the Ahaggar Mountains mentions the park as having an area of only 3800 km². UNEP (link) gives a figure of 45000 km². UNDP (link) gives a combined figure of 452000 km² for Tassili n'Ajjer National Park and Ahaggar National Park. Have the boundaries of the park been expanded substantially since it was established in 1987? –Black Falcon (Talk) 14:58, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
UNEP entry is erroneous - it reffers to Tassili NP. May be UNEP is reffering to strong protected area, not to all park? Any case according to this link area of Tassili is 80.000 km2 vs 77.000 in Air. --Kikos64 (talk) 16:52, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
I've changed the article to simply report the size of the protected area. I'm not sure how to reconcile so many conflicting numbers, but I assume that the sources must, as you say, use different definitions to determine area (such as different levels of protection, perhaps?) or that the size of the protected areas has been changed over time. –Black Falcon (Talk) 17:58, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Thats ok! Many of "big" data bases (like UNEP, UNDP etc.) in many cases have entries from outdated country reports. In some cases tenths years old. Better way is to refer to "original" (home) sources (if we can find such :) --Kikos64 (talk) 18:07, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Global account[edit]

Is there any way to migrate to global account with my lv username lv:User:Kikos? This is unused account (as far as I can see). Or can I change my username to "Kikos"? --Kikos64 (talk) 06:33, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I still have your page watchlisted from our discussion above and noticed your question. As far as I know, unified login (i.e. a global account) is so far available only to administrators. However, I think that you are still able to change your username on en.wikipedia to "Kikos". While Kikos (talk · contribs) already exists (see user creation log), the account has no edits or log entries, so you can request to "usurp" the username at Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations. I hope that helps. Cheers, –Black Falcon (Talk) 06:49, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! --Kikos64 (talk) 06:51, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Styles Strait[edit]

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Speedy deletion declined: Sidrabene, Ozolnieki municipality[edit]

Hello Kikos. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Sidrabene, Ozolnieki municipality, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: not a valid speedy criterion and village appears on Google maps. Thank you. Danger (talk) 15:26, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Of course, You can leave this article "as is" in your en wiki, but village not exist anyway :) See there, on official map or search for "Sidrabene" there. Google maps sometimes have realy funny entries :) --Kikos 06:58, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Latvian help needed[edit]

Hello Kikos, I'm contacting you because we need some Latvian translators to help with the deployment of the new VisualEditor on lv.wikipedia. There are help pages, user guides, and description pages that need translating, as well as the interface itself. The translating work is going on over on MediaWiki: Translation Central. I also need help with a personal message for the Latvian Wikipedians. If you are able to help in any way, either reply here, or head over to TranslationCentral. Thanks for your time, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 18:20, 16 August 2013 (UTC)


Hello, the word "conjunta" (joint) means in this case that the station meets the three Chilean armed forces and the INACH. Greetings.--Nerêo (talk) 17:15, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

The letter i sounds like the English word feed. The letter e is also pronounced, is never silent in Spanish (like the English word desk). Greetings To You.--Nerêo (talk) 13:24, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

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