User talk:Kotniski

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I'm on Wikibreak - see above edit for reason why (but most of you are great - keep up the good work!)--Kotniski (talk) 23:46, 23 January 2012 (UTC)


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Illegitimi non carborundum[edit]

Hope you return after a nice break. Blueboar (talk) 02:52, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Regarding where you stated "(it's "hanged" in this meaning, isn't it? unless it's a GB/US difference)". No, it's a literacy/illiteracy difference. It IS hanged, NOT hung. "(Changed "hanged" to "hung">>> it was a grammer mistake)". Note the user's spelling of "grammer". Oddly, both in UK AND US it's ACTUALLY spelt "grammar". I wouldn't put TOO much stock into someone correcting "grammer"...until they learn to SPELL properly. "Hung" was likely meant to be a double-entendre. "Hanged" rather than "hung" is not a grammer (sic) mistake. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:59, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Notice concerning an action at ArbCom[edit]

A request has been filed for the Arbitration Committee to look at long-term issues with editing in the Article Titles and MOS areas at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case#Article titles/MOS. I have added your name as a party, since it is clear that you have been involved at pages that are within the scope of the action.

Hoping all is well with you, K.

NoeticaTea? 05:24, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Article titles and capitalisation case[edit]

An arbitration case involving you has been opened, and is located at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation. Evidence that you wish the Arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence sub-page, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation/Evidence. Please add your evidence by February 12, 2012, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can contribute to the case workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Alexandr Dmitri (talk) 15:02, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

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WP Poland in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Poland for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. -Mabeenot (talk) 08:28, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Ping. The interviews are due soon! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 19:41, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Hope to see you back soon![edit]

I completely agree with Blueboar above. Also, on behalf of WP:POLAND, please accept our wishes of good health. I hope you come back; my suggestion is to avoid the areas that have proven stressful, and enjoy yourself with edits elsewhere - for example, creating Poland-related articles, or helping with our backlogs, from B-class reviews to cleanup tags. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:54, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Purple Heart Star.PNG The Purple Heart Barnstar
For getting wiki-wounded in the course of duty. We hope you'll come back soon! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:56, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

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Mediation Cabal: Request for participation[edit]


Dear Kotniski: Hello. This is just to let you know that you've been mentioned in the following request at the Mediation Cabal, which is a Wikipedia dispute resolution initiative that resolves disputes by informal mediation.

The request can be found at Wikipedia:Mediation Cabal/Cases/27 February 2012/Wikipedia:Verifiability.

Just so you know, it is entirely your choice whether or not you participate. If you wish to do so, and we'll see what we can do about getting this sorted out. At MedCab we aim to help all involved parties reach a solution and hope you will join in this effort.

If you have any questions relating to this or any other issue needing mediation, you can ask on the case talk page, the MedCab talk page, or you can ask the mediator, Mr. Stradivarius, at their talk page. MedcabBot (talk) 14:10, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

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History of Polish[edit]

Would you please quote sources confirming the existence old Silesian language? According to my knowledge there existed a continuum of languages between Polish and Czech. The today Silesian dialect is conserved old Polish/Czech mixed with German vocabulary. Xx236 (talk) 13:37, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation closed[edit]

An arbitration case regarding article titles and capitalisation has now closed and the final decision is viewable at the link above. The following remedies have been enacted:

  1. All parties are reminded to avoid personalizing disputes concerning the Manual of Style, the article titles policy ('WP:TITLE'), and similar policy and guideline pages, and to work collegiately towards a workable consensus. In particular, a rapid cycle of editing these pages to reflect one's viewpoint, then discussing the changes is disruptive and should be avoided. Instead, parties are encouraged to establish consensus on the talk page first, and then make the changes.
  2. Pmanderson is indefinitely prohibited from engaging in discussions and edits relating to the Manual of Style or policy about article titles.
  3. Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to the English Wikipedia Manual of Style and article titles policy, broadly construed.
  4. Born2cycle is warned that his contributions to discussion must reflect a better receptiveness to compromise and a higher tolerance for the views of other editors.

For the Arbitration Committee, Alexandr Dmitri (talk) 23:00, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

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A question for you[edit]

Still hoping you'll come back, and in the meantime, there is a question to which you perhaps would know the answer here. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 14:05, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

You were awesome[edit]

You were awesome. Probably still are, in your riddance...

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Regarding Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Capital letters/Archive 6#Proper names section I would like a place name section. Recently meridians have been separated by few users from the WP style place naming and have been downcased, even by citing MOS:CAPS, which seems wrong. A place name section could fix that. HTML2011 (talk) 02:12, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

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Requested move of Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

There is currently a discussion on moving the article Côte d'Ivoire to Ivory Coast. You are being notified since you participated in a previous discussion on this topic. Please join the discussion here if you are interested. TDL (talk) 02:32, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

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Discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Naming_conventions_(Vietnamese)#RfC_on_spelling[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Naming_conventions_(Vietnamese)#RfC_on_spelling. KarlB (talk) 13:49, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

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Moving Burma to Myanmar - ongoing poll[edit]

This is to let you know that an ongoing poll is taking place to move Burma to Myanmar. I know this happened just recently but no administrator would close these frequent rm's down, so here we go again. This note is going out to wikipedia members who have participated in Burma/Myanmar name changing polls in the past. It does not include banned members nor those with only ip addresses. Thank you. Fyunck(click) (talk) 04:58, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Is your wikibreak nearing its end?[edit]

We constantly miss you. Come back to us! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:10, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

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Just to let you know[edit]

I have mentioned you at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians Ottawahitech (talk) 21:17, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

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Formal mediation has been requested[edit]

The Mediation Committee has received a request for formal mediation of the dispute relating to "Mexican-American War". As an editor concerned in this dispute, you are invited to participate in the mediation. Mediation is a voluntary process which resolves a dispute over article content by facilitation, consensus-building, and compromise among the involved editors. After reviewing the request page, the formal mediation policy, and the guide to formal mediation, please indicate in the "party agreement" section whether you agree to participate. Because requests must be responded to by the Mediation Committee within seven days, please respond to the request by 22 November 2012.

Discussion relating to the mediation request is welcome at the case talk page. Thank you.
Message delivered by MediationBot (talk) on behalf of the Mediation Committee. 02:41, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Request for mediation rejected[edit]

The request for formal mediation concerning Mexican-American War, to which you were listed as a party, has been declined. To read an explanation by the Mediation Committee for the rejection of this request, see the mediation request page, which will be deleted by an administrator after a reasonable time. Please direct questions relating to this request to the Chairman of the Committee, or to the mailing list. For more information on forms of dispute resolution, other than formal mediation, that are available, see Wikipedia:Dispute resolution.

For the Mediation Committee, AGK [•] 00:29, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
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Unsubscribed from signpost[edit]

I have boldly unsubscribed you from Signpost as it's cluttering your user talk page.

That said, I hope you come back! --B2C 22:43, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Gora (racial epithet) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Gora (racial epithet) 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/Gora (racial epithet) 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. Darkness Shines (talk) 19:31, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Need help with IPAc-pl[edit]

Hi there, I noticed you did some edits to {{IPAc-pl}} in the past. Could you help with adding mouseover tooltips to that template? I prepared a basic list to mirror the functionality of {{H:IPA}}, all is explained at Template_talk:IPAc-pl#Mouseover. Any help would be appreciated. //Halibutt 23:48, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II[edit]

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II
For our freedom and yours

Welcome to the second issue of WikiProject Poland newsletter, the Monitor (named after the first Polish newspaper).

Our Project has been operational since 1 June, 2005, and also serves as the Poland-related Wikipedia notice board. I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions. We hope you will join us in them, if you haven't done so already! Unlike many other WikiProjects, we are quite active; we get close to a hundred discussion threads each year and we do a pretty good job at answering all issues raised. Last year we were featured in the Signpost, and our interviewer was amazed at our activity. In the end, however, even as active as we are, we are just a tiny group - you can easily become one of our core members!

In addition to a lively encyclopedic, Poland-related, English-language discussion forum, we have numerous useful tools that can be of use to you - and that you could help us maintain and develop:

  • we have an active assessment department. As of now, our project has tagged almost 83,000 pages as Poland-related - that's an improvement of over 3,000 new pages since the last newsletter. Out of which 30 still need a quality assessment, and 2,000, importance assessment. We have done a lot to clear the backlog here (3 years ago those numbers were 1,500 and 20,000, respectively). Can you help assess a few pages?
    • assessing articles is as easy as filling in the class= and importance= parameters on the talk page in the {{WPPOLAND|class=|importance=}} template. See here for a how-to guide.
  • once an article has an assessment template, it will appear in our article alerts and news feed, which provides information on which Poland-related articles are considered for deletion, move, or are undergoing a Good or Featured review. Watchlisting that feed, in addition to watchlisting our project's main page, is a good way to make sure you stay up to date on most Poland-related discussions.
  • you can also see detailed deletion discussions at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Poland (which is a good place to watchlist if you just want to stay up to date on possible deletions of Poland-related content)
  • we have also begun B-class quality reviews on our talk page, and if our activity increases, hopefully we will be able to institute our own A-class quality reviews. As of now, we have about 500 C-class articles in need of a B-class review. If you'd like to help with them, instructions for doing B-class reviews are to be found in point 10 of our assessment FAQ. In addition to this automated list, you are also encouraged to help review articles from our B-class reviews requested list found here.
  • also, those articles will be included in our cleanup listing, which allows us to see which top-importance articles are in need for attention, and so on. We have tens of thousands articles in need of cleanup there, so if you ever need something to do, just look at this gigantic list. (I am currently reviewing the articles tagged with notability, either proving them notable or nominating for deletion; there are still several dozens left if you want to help!).
  • did you know that newly created Poland-related articles are listed here. They need to be reviewed, often cleaned-up, occasionally nominated for deletion, and their creators may need to be welcomed and invited to our project if they show promise as new authors of Poland-related content.
  • we are maintaining a Portal:Poland
  • automated Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Popular pages lists the most popular Poland-related pages from the previous month(s)
  • Breaking news: we are looking for a Wikipedian in Residence for the New York City area. See Wikipedia:GLAM/Józef Piłsudski Institute of America for details.

This is not all; on our page you can find a list of useful templates (including userboxes), awards and other tools!

With all that said, how about you join our discussions at WT:POLAND? Surely, there must be something you could help others with, or perhaps you are in need of assistance yourself?

It took me three years to finish this issue. Feel free to help out getting the next one before 2017 by being more active in WikiProject management :)

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Please remove yourself from the mailing list to prevent receiving future mailings.
Newsletter prepared by Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here and sent by Technical 13 (talk) using the Mass message system.

Proposal for merger of Polish morphology into Polish grammar[edit]

Hello, since you were a heavily involved user, I'd like to ask your opinion on the merger of Polish morphology into Polish grammar. I've explained my proposition here. Thanks in advance. Dreilinden (talk) 22:36, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedia project disambiguation pages[edit]

Category:Wikipedia project disambiguation pages, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. SFB 12:18, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Kotniski, I noticed you flagged Rob Stone (entrepreneur) page. I have made edits and I would like it if you could review your initial dispute and remove it. If you still see something that you believe is incorrect, please let me know and I will make the necessary adjustments. All I want is to have this page up and running without any disputes on it. Thanks!

Joycefdm (talk) 15:02, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to comment[edit]

Given your activity on the WP: Revert_only_when_necessary essay page, I'd invite your input on a recent edit of that essay that was, very ironically, instantly reverted. See the talk page [2] if you wish to participate.–GodBlessYou2 (talk) 18:56, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Majorat[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing, Majorat, has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. MiguelMadeira (talk) 11:26, 6 February 2015 (UTC) --MiguelMadeira (talk) 11:26, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

I miss you[edit]

Just remembered you. What a great editor and person you were. Hope you return someday. I don't know if Gerda Arendt remembers you.♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:57, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, we had no interaction yet, but there's always Hope - first word on my talk, after passing decency and "despised", with monkeys, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:07, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Intertranswiki[edit]

Hi. In 2009 you joined up for the wikiproject Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki. The project has since ceased activity but is currently being given a kick start due to its importance and the coordination needed to translate content from other wikipedias. If you're still active and are still interested please visit the bottom of Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Intertranswiki and add a {{tick}} by your name within the next week so the project can do a recount and update. Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:21, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Moving Burma to Myanmar - new 2015 poll[edit]

You participated in a Burma RM in the past so I'm informing you of another RM. I hope I didn't miss anyone. New move attempt of Burma>Myanmar Fyunck(click) (talk) 09:34, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:32, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Sorry to see that you are gone.[edit]

Hi, I've been around WP for a long time, but never really gotten into the thick of things. The last week or so I've realized how completely FUBAR the WP:V policy is. I'd read it hundreds of times, but never really grokked its Orwellian nature until lately, when I've seen how it is used as a force for evil. So I've been buried in old talk page threads ... I can't tear my eyes away -- it's like watching a massive train wreck. this was the most sensible comment I've read in a while. Sorry to see that you're gone. Not too surprised, though. Klortho (talk) 07:43, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Naming conventions (names and titles) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Wikipedia:Naming conventions (names and titles). Since you had some involvement with the Wikipedia:Naming conventions (names and titles) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. BDD (talk) 20:40, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Your inactive bot(s)[edit]

Hello Kotniski, one or more of your bots are scheduled for deauthorized due to inactivity. Please see Wikipedia:Bots/Noticeboard#Inactive_bots_May_2017 if you would like to retain your bot's status. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 15:10, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Plph[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Plph has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 03:20, 11 June 2017 (UTC)