User talk:Markiyan

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Hello, Markiyan, 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:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! --Ronz (talk) 00:09, 16 October 2008 (UTC)


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The article Of-Course has been speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This was done because the article, which appeared to be about a real person, organization (band, club, company, etc.), or web content, did not indicate how or why the subject is notable, that is, why an article about that subject should be included in Wikipedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the notability of the subject may be deleted at any time. If you can indicate why the subject is really notable, you are free to re-create the article, making sure to cite any verifiable sources.

Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, and for specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for musicians, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. NawlinWiki (talk) 13:31, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

You are edit warring at Kiev[edit]

Stop changing the spelling of Kiev to Kyiv. Kiev is the common English spelling for the name of Ukraine's capital city and it will remain that until common English usage changes. That is the only measure that guides the spelling of foreign cities in the English Wikipedia. Read the talk page at Kiev and you will see that repeated over and over and over and... If you continue to edit war over the spelling of Kiev, I will report you which may result in a block of your editing rights. I know that you feel strongly about this, but you must respect Wikipedia practices, which places a priority on common English usage. I have lived in Ukraine and my wife is Ukrainian, so I know how the city's name is spelled in Ukrainian and how it is now being transliterated in official and other enlightened sources. But Wikipedia is driven by common English usage. The consensus of opinion among Wikipedia editors and a preponderance of published sources is that it is still most commonly spelled "Kiev". (Taivo (talk) 13:04, 25 October 2009 (UTC))

Dear Taivo
It is spelled as Kyiv in English language because:
1) Ukrainian government insists on Kyiv spelling
2) The State Department of the U.S. issued a directive to write Kyiv
3) The Prime Minister of the U.K. calls the city Kyiv
4) United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database (the ultimate body on geographical names) approved it as Kyiv
5) Major English speaking governments worldwide switched to Kyiv spelling
6) CIA refers to the city as Kyiv
7) The name of the famous football club is Dynamo Kyiv
8) Many papers, e.g., British The Guardian, are already writing Kyiv
9) All major Canadian media already use the spelling of Kyiv
10) and many more reasons
(Markiyan (talk) 10:11, 27 October 2009 (UTC))
You are welcome to initiate another discussion at Talk:Kiev to get a consensus for changing the spelling. This has been discussed over and over and over again on the Talk page and the consensus has always been to keep the most common English spelling--Kiev. (Taivo (talk) 14:03, 27 October 2009 (UTC))

Editing Talk Page at Kiev[edit]

We don't edit the past discussion at Talk Pages. I reverted your massive editing at Talk:Kiev because you didn't give any reason for those edits. Generally, comments on Talk Pages are not deleted unless: 1) The edit was made by a sockpuppet of a banned user, or 2) the edit is inappropriate (such as your attempt to make a comment on a survey that closed over a year ago). Even then, we are careful with our edits and generally leave the deletions to admins. Your most recent comment got deleted as well because of the massive revert necessary to rebuild the Talk Page to what it was before you started editing. You can repost that last comment, but don't go back and touch and other past edits. (Taivo (talk) 14:17, 27 October 2009 (UTC))

I have added a comment on the talk page. Let's gather all the parties including the governmental representatives etc. Now there are no arguments for not using Kyiv as the name. I can bring you thousands of people who will confirm that. (Markiyan (talk) 21:50, 28 October 2009 (UTC))

Posting at[edit]

Markiyan, it is totally inappropriate to post real names off-site as you did here. Please remove my name and affiliation information from that posting. It is a violation of Wikipedia politeness and accepted practice. I post my name and affiliation here as a courtesy for those who want to engage in an honest discussion, not for your political dissemination. Remove it from your posting.

Second, the final post at that forum seems to be a call for people to email me or contact me off-Wiki. (I don't read Ukrainian.) You are crossing the line with that behavior. Remove it as well.

Finally, you are also in violation of Wikipedia's rules against meat puppetry. I am discussing this with an admin. Such behavior often results in blocking the editor who is soliciting the meat puppets. I suggest you remove the entire Wikipedia-related discussion at this location. (Taivo (talk) 23:58, 28 October 2009 (UTC))


Wikipedia is not a battleground. Because of your unacceptable activities, including the off-wiki organisation of systematic political "meatpuppet" campaigns to put pressure on this project, and in particular for instigating off-wiki harassment of other editors, you are now blocked indefinitely.

We can begin talking about an unblock if you meet Taivo's reasonable requests expressed above and if you make a credible commitment that you will stop all external lobbying and campaigning. However, in that case, I am also in advance giving you a final warning under the terms of this decision of the Arbitration Committee, that your editing will remain under close scrutiny and you will be topic-banned from the area of Ukrainian naming practices if there are any signs of disruptive editing again. Fut.Perf. 06:42, 29 October 2009 (UTC)


Now that you have deleted the threatening discussion on your website, a productive discussion can proceed here on Wikipedia. Since you don't seem to know how the process works here, I have taken the liberty of initiating a discussion at Kiev on your behalf to gauge the consensus of the Wikipedia community concerning a move to Kyiv. As I have told you a number of times, I have no stake in the matter. Wikipedia runs on consensus and consensus-building is key. I suggest that you leave your battleground, win-at-all-costs attitude at the door. That will not help you to get unblocked or build a consensus. (Taivo (talk) 12:10, 29 October 2009 (UTC))

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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