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Nazi architecture[edit]

You are the one that needs to be sanctioned. 100s of people have edited that article and there are many citations supporting all aspects of the article. There is no copy vios. I am placing the article back. If you remove it again you will be sanctioned by an administrator. IQ125 (talk) 22:15, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Syntactic gemination[edit]

Hi, I am the IP user who wrote in the "Syntactic gemination" talk. Is the discussion stalling? Or have we already reached the so called "consensus"? When we agree to remove the asterisk symbols I will like to help with that, if instead it will be decided to leave the asterisks never mind. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.20.3.235 (talk) 12:58, 12 December 2015 (UTC) Thanks for your answer. Excuse me if I have been pressing. This IP of mine is dynamic so it changes sometimes. If you need to talk to me you can use my first IP's talk. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.20.5.75 (talk) 16:33, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Apparently the same person is using 5 different IP addresses. It would make communication more efficient if you'd create a stable user name. My most recent answer to you is at User talk:151.20.3.235. There is really no hurry in fixing this * thing. And again, I ask both you and [User:IvanScrooge98]] to discuss on IPA for Italian. --Macrakis (talk) 16:17, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

I don't see why we should remove the asterisk: I mean, it simply shows where in Standard Italian a consonant is double, and this is especially true for monosyllables, because not all of them influence the following consonant. I would personally leave it at least for monosyllables, but in that case there wouldn't be continuity with its use (in polysyllables). Moreover, I don't think it is a good reason to remove it just because it isn't usually followed by a consonant (in "Il pendolo di foucault marks an important moment in its author's life", as a stupid example, it is); then if someone wants to ignore it, they're free to do it. Italy.png イヴァンスクルージ九十八(会話)Italy.png 14:13, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Translation of quote[edit]

Hello,

Would be grateful if you could translate the following quote to English (context):

"Ποτέ δεν έκρυψα ότι είμαι αλβανικής καταγωγής. Αυτό θα ήταν ασέβεια προς την πατρίδα των γονιών μου και πολλών συγγενών μου. Είμαι και Έλληνας πολίτης. Στην Ελλάδα μεγάλωσα, εκπαιδεύτηκα, έμαθα ποδόσφαιρο. Στη χώρα που υποδέχτηκε την οικογένειά μου και την οποία τιμώ όπως μπορώ."

Also, is there any ambiguity as to what Kone means with regards to his ethnicity/ancestry/origins?37.46.188.80 (talk) 11:19, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your input, appreciate it! Would you mind expanding on the ambiguity?37.46.188.80 (talk) 16:33, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
It seems to me that you're implying that the general concept of ethnicity is vaguely defined, and in a sense irrelevant?37.46.188.80 (talk) 16:46, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for the resources. It is interesting, indeed. While I do agree with you, I believe there is enough context given in this specific case to determine the general meaning of Kone's statement. There should generally be no ambiguity if someone declares "I'm an American of Irish descent" which is totally different from "I'm an American but I was born in Ireland". Here's one translation given to me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cplakidas#Translation_of_quote. I assume you disagree with it? 37.46.188.80 (talk) 17:13, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Since you asked a question, I feel obliged to answer (or was it rhetorical?). Concerning the point you're making, I don't see how it's relevant. I asked if there is any ambiguity as to what Kone means within that specific context, not if you could lesson me about the ambiguous nature of the concept of "ancestry". Either way, thank you for your time and I'm sorry you found it silly.37.46.188.80 (talk) 20:23, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
It's not about claiming people, it's about presenting facts, not lies. Mind you, Kone is Greek in many ways, there is no doubt about it. His heart belongs to the country that shaped him. His children will probably not speak a word of Albanian. However, that doesn't change the facts. Many people would argue that the FYROM/Macedonia thing is incredibly silly, but to many Greeks it's serious business, especially on Wikipedia.37.46.188.80 (talk) 21:06, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Qasrs[edit]

Hi. I thought I had your ear. Please do give it some time to sink in: desert castles are not a Jordanian-only domain. You are formally perfectly right, but people don't function according to algorithms. Efharisto, Arminden (talk) 00:20, 23 December 2015 (UTC)ArmindenArminden (talk) 00:20, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Always give reasons for reverting[edit]

I think that you should always give reasons for reverting any edit (other vandalism edits). If an edit is not constructive but is not vandalism, I think a note for the revert in the edit summary would be useful. Plus, that may help any other editor, particular new editors, know what was wrong rather than simply "shredding" what they have been editing. "Shredding" edits for no good reason (other than to vandalism edits) is what I feel is not civil. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 23:15, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

By the way, you did make a comment in one of your edit summaries that said "Ha ha" to the same article that you had reverted my edits to, which is the You can't have your cake and eat it article. "Ha ha" appears to sound rather rude because 1) it doesn't give a good enough reason for reverting and 2) it can be interpreted as ridiculing a user. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 23:22, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

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Fondue[edit]

Macrakis, do not editwar me. I gave the most reliable link to the video online which show all about Fundue. It also confirms the articles sources. The problem with YouTube is, who uploaded the video? Is it the original video and reliable? Has it been modified? German thelevision never hosts videos for long. As German public broadcast is paid by everyone living in Germany and has financial income. Alss those people must pay de:Haushaltsabgabe for public broadcast by law. The newspapers and magazines who are paid by the buyer and those who ordered to print adverising achieved in court the public braodcast must not host for longer time. The question as link and source for an arcile in the wikipedia ist to proof, it is this publication. When removed, there is it to find. So linking the video twice has a good reason. --Hans Haase (有问题吗) 19:06, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Kebab[edit]

Hallo Macrakis, at the moment there is an edit war going on about the origin of Kebab. If you have time and lust, maybe you can comment on the talk page. Bye, Alex2006 (talk) 18:29, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Syntactic gemination[edit]

Hi Macrakis. I remember that a few months ago you proposed in this discussion to remove the asterisk * symbols inserted by user IvanScrooge98 (this one) in the IPA of Italian words and names to suggest the syntactic gemination in Italian. Everybody agreed in removing them, but I've noticed that he added the asterisks also in the Wikitionary, also here just at will. Admins who work there say that, even if the insertion was done without consensus, since nobody has noticed it in these months now a consensus is needed to remove them... It seems quite absurd to me, but since I'm sure that IvanScrooge98 is the only proposer of this subjective convention I'm asking you, who already dealt with this issue, to participate in this or this discussion, or better to start a discussion in the related page ([1]). Note that in that very page, where IvanScrooge98 added the symbol * for syntactic gemination, there's an opening reference to Italian phonology and even Help:IPA for Italian, where the asterisk is not contemplated! Would you please give your contribution for this issue, please? If you think it may be helpful, you might also ask Peter238 and/or Ƶ§œš¹ for help, since they also joined that old discussion I've mentioned above. Thanks in advance if you'll listen to my appeal :-) 87.0.150.163 (talk) 19:15, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Please Macrakis, may you go here and just say you agree about the removal of the asterisks for syntactic gemination? Obviously, just if your opinion about the matter is still the same. Wiktionarists don't seem to be interested, but they prevent me from removing the asterisks if nobody else agree. It's just a quick operation, please help me, you're a veteran and an expert in phonetics. Let me know, thank you :-) 87.0.150.163 (talk) 06:46, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Programmatic advertising[edit]

You introduced this term in Advertising inventory but it's a red link.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 16:40, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Well, there was such an article at the time. Fixed. --Macrakis (talk) 20:24, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
I didn't even think to look. Well, there should be an article, as the term keeps coming up as I read magazine articles. I did something that probably doesn't help much, but in one article I edited when looking for a definition, I inserted a definition I found since the article assumed we knew what it was.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:04, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
The article that used to be at that title was terrible.
I see that in the Jelli article, it refers to radio advertising. I had only heard it in the context of online advertising. The terminology in this area continues to evolve, and isn't necessarily used precisely or consistently.... --Macrakis (talk) 22:12, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
In that case, I messed up. But like I said, most of the coverage of the subject that I see assumes you know what it is. Broadcasting & Cable is actually where I see the term the most, and now I'm thinking I used the wrong definition.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 13:15, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
It's perfectly possible that the term is used in multiple domains with the same, related, or different meanings. I don't claim to know. --Macrakis (talk) 14:56, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
All I know is the information I've found on the term is very confusing and mostly unintelligible marketing-speak. Since you used that term, I was sort of hoping you'd know.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 17:52, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Triantafyllidis Dictionary[edit]

Hello. Please see this: Talk:Triantafyllidis Dictionary. --Omnipaedista (talk) 21:14, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

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Kanafeh[edit]

Hallo Macrakis, lately it started a low intensity edit war on Kanafeh, as always related to the dish origin, which seems to be well sourced. Maybe you want to comment on the thread which I opened on the talk page, and that unfortunately is until now ignored. Thanks, Alex2006 (talk) 16:40, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

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Salting the earth[edit]

Hello, Thank you for your message; I was too willing to assume that the Military History rating was correct. On examining the article again I see that it is not but it will need to be changed by a member of that project.--Johnsoniensis (talk) 16:27, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

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Chicken wing and Chicken wings[edit]

Maybe they should be sent to WP:RFD so they can be retargeted. I mean, I definitely get where you're coming from with those: I was just restructuring Chicken wing (disambiguation) to meet MOS:DABPRIMARY per the redirects' current target. But either way, they should probably be nominated at WP:RFD since Chicken wing and Chicken wings both have had rather slow edit wars regarding their targets. Steel1943 (talk) 23:21, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

v:Calculus I[edit]

Stavros: please help my translation in:

My French is only fr-1. I used Google Translate and someone at French Wikipedia said that the translation is not good. Please tell others about the English page, such as high school and college math students and faculty. Thanks in advance.--2602:304:CDC1:90:64C5:4976:D62C:FF33 (talk) 12:07, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, this translation is really terrible and isn't really worth fixing. Someone who actually knows French and French mathematical terminology and conventions needs to translate it. --Macrakis (talk) 14:31, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

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Baklava[edit]

baklava: hallo. I have adited your article on baklava. You have deleted my suggestion. Your article reads like turkish propaganda: you describe greek and roman origin in ancient times but tha propose baklava has its origin in historic ottoman time? This doesnt make sense and methodological absurd. Why do you want to spread ant-greek and pro-turkish propaganda? Are you by any chance a muslim greek of thrace? (unsigned message by User:77.176.87.24)

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User:ChrisChichester Facebook communication to me[edit]

I do not know User:ChrisChichester outside of Wikipedia. I recently reverted his edits to Christian Gerhartsreiter and explained my edits on User talk:ChrisChichester. Rather than replying on Wikipedia, he sent me the following messages through Facebook:

Chris Chichester: You listen to me you know-nothing dolt. My name is Chris Chichester. I live in Penfield, New York. Every single word in the Wikipedia edit is true. Every single entry is true. This criminal Christian Gerhartsreiter used my name for years. And I had to deal with it. I had to live with that reality. I had to react to people thinking this imposter, fraud and murderer is truly me. Have you ever had your identity stolen? Of course not.
Chris Chichester: And I am going to report your incompetence and your lies and your pathetic intervention to Wikipedia. You must have your ability to make any editorial changes to the site permanently suspended. As your feeble little mind does not possess the ability to determine the truth. The truth is the motivation for Wikipedia. To Stavros Macrakis the truth is a casualty. To Stavros Macrakis the truth is a joke. To Stavros Macrakis the truth exists for a butchering. To Stavros Macrakis the truth is reduced to a 1984 universe. To Stavros Macrakis the truth is inseparable from fiction. Do you understand me?
Chris Chichester: "Studied" at Harvard University? How pathetic. That's a desperate attempt at relevance. It only counts in life if you earn a degree.

This of course violates Wikipedia policy on civility, personal attacks and harrassment. --Macrakis (talk) 19:41, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

For the record... he now sent me email at my personal address (not via the Wiki or on my Talk page). In it, he accuses me of reverting his edits to Christian Gerhartsreiter three times (actually it was two; then three other editors reverted his edits) and of blanking that page (which I never did). He continued: "...he must be banned from WIKIPEDIA. He DELETED THE ENTIRE ENTRY for Christian Gerhartsreiter.... Stavros Macrakis is a disturbed, sick and delusional individual. He is a perfect candidate for permanent banishment from WIKIPEDIA...pathetic individual". In the meantime, ChrisChichester has been blocked from editing. --Macrakis (talk) 14:22, 27 March 2017 (UTC)