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Baidarka[edit]

How ’bout:

{{about|Aleutian kayaks, which are also called baidarkas|edible [[chiton]]s, also called bidarki|Katharina tunicata}}

and

{{about|edible [[chiton]]s called bidarki by Alaska Natives|a kayak, also called baidarka|Baidarka}}

at the beginning of these articles in question?

Yours sincerely, -- Apanuggpak (talk) 15:59, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, I'm not sure... I don't see a relation between 'baidarka' and 'bidarki', besides that both words are used by Native Alaskans and originate from the Russian language. Remember that this is an English language encyclopaedia. Why might someone who searched for 'baidarka' possibly be looking for 'bidarki', or vice versa? -- LittleWink (talk) 17:44, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Simple reason: it’s the same word. Only 'bidarki' is misspelled (bai- and bi- are pronounced the same, as the English word bye (as in bye bye)), and the word form 'bidarki' (i.e. baidarki) is the plular of baidarka. In Russian, that is. So it’s the same word used for two distinctive referents. I suppose the plural form is used because the Natives try to find more than one when they go after them. I hope you can follow my line of thinking.
And furthermore, baidarka is a diminutive of baidara, i.e. umiak. (Although this is not significant in this context.) -- Apanuggpak (talk) 22:50, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
I can follow you. Then I have one problem with this situation: 'baidarka' nor 'bidarki' aren't mentioned in Katharina tunicata. The redirect to that page touches Redirect deletion condition 8. People landing on that page using the redirect or the hatnote will probably not know why they are sent there. It's possible to fix that of course by adding info to that article (using this source?). When 'bidarki' is mentioned in the chiton article a hatnote on Aleutian kayak is fine with me. I'm also a supporter of only one hatnote there - instead of two on two articles - but you can probably better asses if it is (linguistically) preferable to retarget 'bidarki' to the kayak. -- LittleWink (talk) 19:02, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Don't touch iot I created it[edit]

Don't touch that picture I created it in Windows Paint it absolutely MINE — Preceding unsigned comment added by 036386536a (talkcontribs) 21:11, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

@036386536a: Please do not upload pictures more often than once. File:ThFirstLandiCoatOfArmsSecondMellenium.jpg = File:The First Landi C.O.A .of the Second Millennium.jpg and
File:LandiLoStatoLando.jpg = File:Stato del Prencipe Landi, Ioannis Blaeu, 1662.jpg. You can reuse images across multiple articles, including those from Wikimedia Commons, see Wikipedia:Images. Thanks, LittleWink (talk) 17:57, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Sorry didn't even realize I did it Thanks036386536a (talk) 18:09, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
For your work on the George Kline article. LoveMonkey 17:57, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! LittleWink (talk) 12:08, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation reverted[edit]

Hi, Im pretty new to wiki editing, so I guess I broke some kind of best practice, but I can't really see what was disapproved upon for the Unbreakable edit. If you could explain or point me to some info on how you think it wasn't suitable, that would be helpful. Since I looked for the series under the name Unbreakable and couldnt find it, I assume more people would look for just the first word in the title. kdly/jacobl — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jaclu (talkcontribs) 23:29, 14 March 2015‎ (UTC)

@Jaclu: Hi Jaclu, of course I'll try to explain the Wikipedia guidelines for disambiguation pages, which are very strict. Disambiguation pages are navigation aids but they are not search indexes, they are not meant to replace a search completely. (Listing everything that readers might be looking for is virtually impossible anyways; 'cluttering' weakens the navigational value of a disambiguation page...). Disambiguation pages solve the conflicts that arise when a single term is ambiguous, in this case: a topic can be referred to by 'Unbreakable' alone. Judging from the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt article, that doesn't seem to be the case here. As a middle ground I added a template the see also section to make searching easier. Cheers LittleWink (talk) 13:49, 15 March 2015 (UTC) -- Please also sign your posts on talk pages to allow other editors to easily see who wrote what and when. LittleWink (talk) 13:49, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Ishtadevata[edit]

Seven o'clock in the mronng, eh, morning; it took me a couple of minutes to understand Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation/Malplaced disambiguation pages, 'till I read Wikipedia:Disambiguation#Naming_the_disambiguation_page: there's no rpimary page for Ishtadevata. Thanks! Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 05:24, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

@Joshua Jonathan: Hi fellow Dutchman! No worries, editing Wikipedia at odd times of the day can be challenging indeed. Cheers LittleWink (talk) 20:50, 23 May 2015 (UTC)