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First, it's great to see you around again! The number of competent Romanian editors is always tiny, so it's good to have one more back in the ranks. Second, if I may express my disagreement on a point, I don't think we need separate articles on pre-1950 and post-1968 counties, where those share the same name. For one, the borders are often similar: Bihor, Arad, Alba, Hunedoara, Dâmboviţa, Brăila, Iaşi, Tulcea and others look basically the same now as they did then. For another, even where there were significant changes (Cluj, Mureş, Maramureş, Olt, Suceava, etc.), it seems to make more sense to add in another section describing what they looked like in 1859/1925-50 rather than do a whole new article, which would simply add in another layer of needless replication.

In practice, we're already doing something similar with Bessarabia: the articles on Bălţi, Cahul, Orhei, Soroca and Tighina counties cover, or could cover, everything before 1918, up to 1944, and 1998 to 2003, and if the counties are ever brought back, I assume the same articles would cover them as well. What say you? - Biruitorul Talk 16:34, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Oh, the "no Romanian villages" consensus is definitely still alive, at least for the 2 or 3 people who care about it! I've been steadily adding village names into commune articles and redirecting them to the articles. In fact, once I finish Teleorman and do Galaţi, Moldavia and Wallachia will be complete. Now that I've redirected Soloneţu Nou back where it belongs, the remaining village articles are all in Transylvania, so I expect to encounter a bit more resistance there. But feel free to jump ahead of me, or at least to move Zimandköz to Zimandcuz (it's been over 90 years...).
I'm sure you noticed the diacritics mess, which I've highlighted over here. Kotniski has graciously been working on a bot, and I do hope that gets up and running soon, because we do need to restore order at some point.
I must say, I breathed a sigh of relief when Băsescu's mega-counties plan was thwarted, at least for now. First because I think it's absurd—I say to bring back the 1925 counties, perhaps overlaid with Ţinuturi (and, incidentally, I was not the only one to note the fascist inspiration behind the Băsescu proposal)—rather than create a bunch of artificial entities dreamed up one day. And second, because of the absolutely huge task this would have created here. Think: every commune article rewritten and recategorized to reflect the new mega-county, every "people from X county" moved, every map redrawn, etc, etc. If they're not going to bring back the 1925 counties, what Ceauşescu gave us in 1968 isn't perfect, but at least it represents some stability and continuity. - Biruitorul Talk 15:01, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Peris[edit]

That map (and basically every map with the administrative divisions of Constanta you'll find on the Web) is plainly wrong. The ANCPI messed it up when they drew the new borders in 1989. As a result, everybody (including the County Council) is using a wrong map. This is certainly not the only error on that map (e.g. Agigea is placed inside Techirghiol, Nistoresti inside of Vulturu). Considering Peris was merged with Olteni, and Olteni remained with Independenta after the 1989 reform, I'm 80% sure its territory is still administered by Independenta. The only way to find out exactly would be asking the mayor's office (fortunately they have an e-mail address).Anonimu (talk) 21:07, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

OK, if you're sure about it, I have nothing against moving the info about Periş to the Independenţa article. Regards, Mentatus (talk) 10:17, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Nevertheless, for information only, according to the "Great Geographical Dictionary of Romania" (1898), Armutlia was a deserted village in the Hairam-Chioi commune, i.e. Dumbrăveni. Periș was afterwards rebuilt on the ruins of Armutlia. Mentatus (talk) 21:49, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

I did try contact by e-mail the mayor's office of all the communes in the area. Only Independenta replied, and they said "Cea mai mare parte a terenurilor satelor Peris si Cealmagea apartin comunei Independenta, judetul Constanta. Nu stiu sa va spun care sunt acestea." Not very helpful...Anonimu (talk) 22:32, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Another info: in 1931, Periș was part of the Dumbrăveni commune, see here. Mentatus (talk) 21:51, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

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I don't know - I will think about it, and please don't take it personally if I do take it to AfD at some point in the future. I will say that I was traveling and not really paying attention to who wrote the article. Anyway, as a general rule, I would say it's important to provide sufficient quality sources on a musician as soon as possible, simply because there are so many non-notable ones alongside the notable ones. (As opposed to, say, politicians or academics, where the guidelines are more clear-cut.) - Biruitorul Talk 02:25, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

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All the best[edit]

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I am, at least, on time on the Julian Calendar with my wishes. Biruitorul Talk 19:42, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Accidental rollback, Romanian Gendarmerie[edit]

Apologies first, but I accidentally rolledbacked your edit on the Romanian Gendarmerie article, (I'm editing on a mobile device and my fat fingers hit the wrong option) I've since rolled back my own rollback.Italic text

The option I wanted was to get to your talk page, to say: its no big deal but since both forces have jurdistiction over the civilian population, "which" would be an appropriate word to use, though perhaps, on second thoughts, phrased as "which have" rather than "which has". I'm thinking of "both have" as an alternative phrasing would that be clearer do you think? Regards.--KTo288 (talk) 11:09, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi, no prob. I was also thinking before about using "both" as in "It is one of the two main police forces in Romania (the other being the Romanian Police - a civil force), both having jurisdiction over the civilian population." What do you think? Best regards, Mentatus (talk) 11:21, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
Yes, that would be perfect.--KTo288 (talk) 13:40, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
Done. Cheers, Mentatus (talk) 13:45, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Moldova edit war[edit]

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Văitoianu[edit]

Hi, here's what I could find:

  • His remains are - or were - at Mărăști.
  • The Bellu thing is strange, so I'm inclined to take the inscription at face value - i.e., it's just the family (wife, children) there, while the general himself is at Mărăști.
  • It seems the Sighet story comes from this guy's memoir - not the most reliable reference. At any rate, there seems to be no record he was arrested/imprisoned.

Good luck. - Biruitorul Talk 15:27, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

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