User talk:Metsavend

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Welcome!

Hello, Metsavend, 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! - Darwinek (talk) 10:15, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Priozersk[edit]

Hi. I just want to note that it is Priozersk (Приозерск) and not Priozyorsk (Приозёрск), therefore the Estonian article is wrong. Colchicum (talk) 21:10, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Article writing contest[edit]

Hi Metsavend! I'm Kolja from the german Wikimedia e.V. In our next volume of our printed magazine on Wikimedia and Wikipedia we will have a short article on the writing contest. As I can see, you won the first price in the Estonian language Version of Wikipedia (congratulations!) - can you name my the article that you won the price with? Best regards from Berlin, Germany --Kolja WM (talk) 09:40, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

There was no specific article, that brought me the prize. It was overall work on many articles on various themes. --Metsavend (talk) 21:34, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

The total number of speakers of Russian in the world is really 400 million and it is a fact![edit]

Why did you remove 400 million total speakers when that is an actual fact published by the People's Friendship University of Russia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.58.105.176 (talk) 11:33, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Because it is not true. First you have to make difference between native speakers and overall speakers. Secondly 400 millions is wrong even of overall speakers. The right number is about 270 millions. The web-page of People's Friendship University of Russia should not be trusted (they are not impartial). You will find more credible data here: http://www.ethnologue.com/language/rus
--Metsavend (talk) 21:18, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

First of all you are from Estonia, so by you living in a post-soviet country, you would like to defame and discredit the Russian language and to propagandize to the English-speaking world that Russian is not spoken natively by 400 million people in the world.

Second, how do we even know that Ethnologue is even correct? Did they personally go up to each person in the world and asked them if they spoke Russian? NO!! SO TELL PLEASE TELL ME MR. "FANATIC FOLLOWER OF PROPAGANDIST ETHNOLOGUE", Please tell me why ethnologue is more credible than the People's Friendship University Of Russia??? You do know that PFUR receives HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF APPLICANTS EACH YEAR on their website, phone, fax and in-person WHO PHYSICALLY SPOKE RUSSIAN TO THEM??! SO why must you think that BRITISH OWNED ETHNOLOGUE is more correct than PFUR?

And it is spelled million not millionS, learn to write English better!

Thank you, I'm trying to improve my English. Since I am also a speaker of Russian, the exact number of speakers of Russian is 400 000 001, since I have never written a letter to PFUR. Please let them know and correct their data. --Metsavend (talk) 07:46, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

You like to propagandize and defame the Russian language and culture buddy. You come from a third-world and unimportant European country that nobody cares about. Ever heard of STATISTICS GATHERING from other countries???


Yeah go and eat your borscht and keep hiding the truth about the Russian language. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.58.105.176 (talk) 13:18, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
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) 13:49, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Metsavend. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority 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 in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)