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WikiProject Germany Invitation[edit]

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Hello, Kipala! I'd like to call your attention to the WikiProject Germany and the German-speaking Wikipedians' notice board. I hope their links, sub-projects and discussions are interesting and even helpful to you. If not, I hope that new ones will be.


--Zeitgespenst (talk) 14:32, 10 March 2008 (UTC)


template BD[edit]

I will join sw and edit template BD today -- Barliner  talk  10:30, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Spam removal[edit]

Hi there. I removed a spammed message from a number of people's User Talk pages, including yours. The message was anonymous and pretty much meaningless as far as I can see. Removing such messages is normally uncontroversial. Most people regard this as doing them a favour, as I regard it when other people remove spam, vandalism and other unconstructive messages from my User Talk page. I didn't mean to upset you by removing it. You can certainly have the spam back if you want it. The message was as follows:

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14/88 We must secure the existence of our people and a future for Ubuntu children. 88/14 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.10.103.110 (talk) 18:39, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Good luck making any sense out of it. It seems to have something to do with Fourteen Words but the actual intention of its author defeats me. All I know is that he posted similar messages to a fairly large number of apparently random users. Regards, --DanielRigal (talk) 22:59, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of German Speaking Evangelical Church, Tehran[edit]

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Khalid Nabi Cemetery[edit]

You should move your post to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Archaeology as it isn't actually relevant to the Portal itself. Dougweller (talk) 12:11, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi. any idea where it actually is? Perhaps you could find the coordinates on http://www.flashearth.com/ ? I've added rough coordinates, perhaps you could feed off that and find the exact location, click the bing maps on the left for guidance.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:25, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

That was a pretty close guess. Google maps has the mausoleum complex at

37.741747,55.410983, cemetery is 1 km from there.--Kipala (talk) 21:10, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

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Coordination between meta and English lists of vital articles[edit]

Sorry neither I nor anyone else responded to you earlier. Somebody once asked me on Wikipedia talk:Vital articles/Expanded why there's any point to having different lists on here and Meta and here's how I answered:

  1. There's a viewpoint that says that vital articles on the English Wikipedia should primarily be tailored to the needs of people from predominantly English-speaking countries. While not everyone (including myself) agrees with that (since English is the international lingua franca after all), this naturally affects how you build the list – you might choose to include more biographies of people from English-speaking countries for example.
  2. WP:VA specifically compiles "subjects for which Wikipedia should ultimately have high-quality articles", while the Meta list doesn't say that. So for example, it's possible to argue that every Wikipedia should have articles on all 118 chemical elements (and add new ones as we discover them), and that these should be among the 10,000 most important articles to have; but the transactinides need not necessarily be prioritized in terms of quality. Or a Wikipedia that's got less than 10,000 articles might want to check that it does have articles on each of the days of the week or months of the year, but we removed these from WP:VA/E some time ago.
  3. We seem to have an unwritten guiding principle that says we don't nominate articles that don't already exist on the English Wikipedia, the assumption being that 4.5 million articles is plenty to choose from. For instance someone suggested listing both pulsating variables and rotating variables under Astronomy but neither has an article of its own – both are covered under variable star. This was just a choice the English Wikipedia made; other Wikipedias don't have to do things that way.
  4. The Meta list should take linguistic differences into account, like the distinction between green, light blue and dark blue in different languages. Cobblet (talk) 01:54, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

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Swahili astronomical terms[edit]

Hi, Kipala. Please check the resource request page. BU_Rob13 has the article you were looking for. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 09:40, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Thx, did it. Thank you for reminding. Kipala (talk) 11:00, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

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