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Islom Karimov

Hi Nightstallion,

For a long time I stopped to contribute on the English version of Wikipedia. I tried to slow my consumption of French Wikipédia too, but that's to hard. However someone tried again to rename Islom Karimov’s page to "Islam Karimov". Coming out of retirement, I reverted it at once, but I’m afraid he could do that again. Knowing your opinions on this issue, I just wanted to inform you. Švitrigaila (talk) 10:48, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, and glad to see you're active again. —Nightstallion 14:45, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings

Wishing you the very best for the season. Guettarda (talk) 06:57, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Guinea

Yeah, I was just as confused. Everyking basically showed me. Now I wonder if this is a good or bad occurrence... Therequiembellishere (talk) 18:04, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm just as unsure. It can't get much worse after Conté, that's certain, but whether it will actually get better and whether we will see free elections... Somehow, I doubt it, but in the last years, UN, EU, USA and regional organisations like ECOWAS have stepped up their efforts to get their feet in the door whenever a dictator dies or is deposed (Togo, for instance), so maybe we'll see a change for the better, after all... —Nightstallion 19:21, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

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Monarchies in Europe

Hi Nightstallion. You may remember Cameron who tried to get rid of any mention of Canada from Monarchies in Europe. He is just pestering about it after weeks and weeks. I would appreciate your honest input. --Lawe (talk) 13:42, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Pestering? I'm less friendly when I pester! :) Haha, Canada!? I love Canada but I believe I was removing more than just Canada? --Cameron* 19:08, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

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It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed content from Bangladeshi general election, 2008. When removing text, please specify a reason in the edit summary and discuss edits that are likely to be controversial on the article's talk page. If this was a mistake, don't worry; the text has been restored, as you can see from the page history. For experiments, please use the sandbox. Thank you. --GPPande 10:46, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

So you are an admin. Why then? --GPPande 10:47, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Erm -- I did with the election result template what someone else should have done before -- made a *template* out of it. You'll find it at Template:Bangladeshi general election, 2008. Get your facts straight before accusing me, would you? Happy new year! —Nightstallion 10:49, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Oof! Not a good time to get into this. Happy new year! --GPPande 10:57, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Sorry if I sounded a bit gruff. —Nightstallion 11:01, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Polling

The poll compares the latest poll to the situation about a year ago. The strange changes are changes over a year: so between december 2007 and december 2008 the Proud of the Netherlands fell back from 21 to 5 seats. You can find the original poll here (click on "21-12-2008: 2008-12-21 (laatste peiling)".

Just a word of warning: The poll is Maurice de Hond's: it's not worth the electronic paper it is printed on. Mr. De Hond is known for manipulating his data and not keeping to international polling standards. A more reliable poll is posted -every two weekly- here.

Happy new year,

C mon (talk) 20:50, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Ah, okay, thanks. Happy new year to you, too! —Nightstallion 08:03, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

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Renewed discussion about the EU entry in List of countries and outlying territories by total area

Hi,

I'm contacting you because you participated in the discussion about the EU entry in List of countries and outlying territories by total area in the past. So I concluded that you might be interested to know that two editors currently push for a change in the article structure that is in conflict with the standing consensus resulting out of our past discussion.

The consensus was to include the EU entry in the initial text of the article, but not in the actual table (even unnumbered). — Whereas the change that is currently pushed would result in moving the EU entry to the very end of the article, even after the references/sources table. The result can be seen here: [1].

The standing consensus was not my favorite solution, as I would like to include the EU into the very list (unnumbered), but I content myself with the standing compromise. Whether you agree to or oppose the change, I strongly feel that the article's structure should not be changed without a proper discussion and maybe even a new vote before changing the standing compromise. You might want to give your point of view in the current discussion at

Talk:List_of_countries_and_outlying_territories_by_total_area#Positioning_of_EU_.26_Antarctica_etc.

Cheers and take care, MikeZ (talk) 14:12, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary!

Admin mop.PNG Wishing Nightstallion/υ a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Willking1979 (talk) 16:22, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

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Late Happy New Year !

Dear Nightstallion, I wish you as a fellow EU editor a successful, healthy and happy new year. I hope you keep up expanding high quality EU content at Wikipedia while also maintaining achieved standards. Keep up motivating others to contribute or to correct EU-European content. Viva Europa Lear 21 (talk) 00:43, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Maybe you want to support this: EU inclusion in lists. Would be much appreciated. Even a short comment helps to keep the longterm established version [2]. all the best Lear 21 (talk) 00:53, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

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Next Bangladesh President

Is this article talking about the same man? Therequiembellishere (talk) 03:01, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm not entirely sure, but as the article does not mention any kind of relationship to the Awami League, in which the new president is one of the highest-ranking people, I doubt it. —Nightstallion 10:24, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

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Hungary

Hi! Funny, how you reverted my editing in the election template of 2009 about the Hungarian general election in 2010. It is scheduled to take place according to the plans. BTW, I am an admin on huwiki, have seen a thing or two, I propose to your distingushed attention this, for example. Alles gute, und tschüss, --Burumbátor (talk) 14:26, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I know it's scheduled, but we don't redlink to future elections here on en.wiki in templates; you'll have to write an article about it if you want to link to it. ;)Nightstallion 14:40, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Ahh! Perfectionism! But it is fine, point taken! All the best, :) --Burumbátor (talk) 14:43, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
;)Nightstallion 14:46, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Deletions in it.Wiki

A lot of deletions in it.Wiki:

Then there is The People of Freedom. A user continuously changes the party ideology despite the source. Do you think that a semi-protection would be appropriate? --Checco (talk) 15:08, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

I don't think it's necessary. —Nightstallion 19:03, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Monarchies in Europe

If you are interesting in restating your opinion for [Monarchies in Europe] you may like to do so on [User:Monarchies in Europe]. Thanks --Lawe (talk) 02:22, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

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Spanish elections

Why do the names for some provincial Spanish election articles differ from the norm? Why is it Parliament of Andalusia election, 2008 instead of Andalusian parliamentary election, 2008? – Zntrip 01:12, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

IIRC, because "Basque parliamentary election" would imply that it's for all of the Basque region, whereas it's only for the Basque Parliament which only represents a *part* of the Basque region within Spain, and Andalusia, Catalonia and Galicia where then mirrored from that base. —Nightstallion 08:24, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
I don't think there would be any confusion with Andalusia, Catalonia, or Galicia since the names are almost exclusively associated with the autonomous communities, which pretty much cover all of the region that they are named after. For the Basque region it can be confusing; a more precise name would be "Basque Country parliamentary election". What do you think? – Zntrip 23:07, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Mh... Okay, I could live with that; but if you do it, please make sure to move all the articles (and the template links). Thanks! —Nightstallion 08:09, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. I just finished moving everything and changing all the links. – Zntrip 23:40, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

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TFD discussion - election results template

Hi Nightstallion,

There is currently a TFD discussion going on here which may have implications for many other election results templates. As I know you have been involved in election articles before, I would appreciate your views. Thanks. AndrewRT(Talk) 23:38, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

The end of Tsvangirai?

The BBC indicate that the talks have failed, but Tsvangirai himself called it "the darkest day" for MDC members, but Mugabe seemed oddly optimistic. He wants more talks before Sadc has their next summit; any idea of when that will be? Therequiembellishere (talk) 02:39, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Nope, sorry... —Nightstallion 11:03, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I do: 26 January. —Nightstallion 11:05, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Re: ZWR

The Zimbabwean dollar was revalued last August[3] and assigned a new ISO code. I didn't realize until yesterday, though. It was also revalued in 2006, but the code didn't change. I assumed it wouldn't this time around either, but it did. – Zntrip 23:56, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Mh. I remember updating the info with the new ISO code back then, though -- must have got lost by then? Or I didn't really update...
BTW, though, it *DID* briefly get a new code in 2006, but the RBZ wasn't able to handle it (software too old), so the ISO retracted the new code, IIRC. —Nightstallion 00:00, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
That's interesting, but I don't even want to think about the antiquated software they use down there. – Zntrip 09:17, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, but I suspect that *that* is the least of their worries... —Nightstallion 09:24, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

It still seems like ZWR is the official code.[4]Zntrip 22:28, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

I know that page, but they *really* took their time with updating the last time around... —Nightstallion 22:31, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
They are slow on updating, but is there a reason to suspect that there is a new code? – Zntrip 00:12, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Yesterday's revaluation at 1,000,000,000,000 to 1...? —Nightstallion 12:34, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Didn't hear about it until know. I guess it happens so often know that the ISO has given up on assigning new codes. – Zntrip 01:16, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Heh, that may be the case... ;)Nightstallion 07:56, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Icelandic parliamentary elections 2009

The Icelandic coalition government has essentially collapsed. Prime Minister Geir Haarde just announced that he will be stepping down as chairman of the Independence Party for health reasons and that elections are now planned for May 9.[1] Haukur (talk) 12:55, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Yay! And just a day after I created Next Icelandic parliamentary election... ;)Nightstallion 18:40, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Central American Parliament elections

Do we have any articles about elections for the Central American Parliament? – Zntrip 01:50, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Not as far as I know, no. —Nightstallion 11:05, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
I'd like to start some articles, maybe one page per country that lists all the elections. Of course, first I have to find some results. – Zntrip 19:16, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Good idea. At least for the most recent elections, you should find the data on the electoral tribunal homepages of the countries, they're usually quite good. —Nightstallion 08:22, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

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Mysterious language

I've been searching for a translation of this webpage but te ones I've used haven't worked for French or Catalan and my friend tells me it isn't French at all. Do you have any idea what language it is in and would you know how to translate it? Therequiembellishere (talk) 21:18, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm pretty certain it's Catalan. Which part do you need translated? The first sentence is "Christian Fremont has been nominated the new personal representative of the President of France and Andorran Co-Prince Nicolas Sarkozy." The next sentence states he'll take office on 24 September, replacing the incumbent Emmanuelle Mignon. —Nightstallion 21:21, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Okay, thanks so much. Now I have to find Mignon's assumption date! Therequiembellishere (talk) 21:28, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
This page seems to imply 5 June as Mignon's date but this page makes it seems more like the day after. Which do you think is more accurate? Therequiembellishere (talk) 21:35, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
I really don't know, but when in doubt, I'd pick the later date. —Nightstallion 22:32, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Icelandic constitutional convention 2009

The SDA and the LGM have agreed to the PP demand for a constitutional assembly to be elected later this year and to undertake a complete revision of the constitution.[5] Haukur (talk) 18:50, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Interesting. But no EU referendum for now? —Nightstallion 13:26, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Probably not - but we should know in a few hours. Haukur (talk) 13:43, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! —Nightstallion 13:51, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Might take until tomorrow - looks like the Progressives want more detailed information on specific economic policies the government will enact before they sign off. Haukur (talk) 15:18, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Ah, okay. What do you expect? Some kind of compromise, with just a vote on *starting* negotiations but requiring another to sign off on accession? —Nightstallion 16:02, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

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UNR

Hi Nightstallion, after a long time. This time I need your help in fixing redirects: the Union pour la nouvelle République article should be re-named Union for the New Republic like all other articles about French parties. Thanks. --Checco (talk) 22:46, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXV (January 2009)

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XXXV (January 2009)
Project news
  • Don't forget the six-monthly Coordinator elections will take place in March for the April-September term. If you want to become more involved in the project, now's the time to start thinking about it!
  • Upon the improvement of World War I or Alexander the Great to featured article, Lead Coordinator Roger Davies has pledged to donate US$250 per article to the Wikimedia Foundation. This pledge is listed at the bounty board and will expire on 31 December 2009. The two articles are both listed at the Special Projects Department as the second and ninth most frequently-read MILHIST articles.
  • Following extensive discussion, the structure of the A-Class Medal System has been changed to include three new medals: The A-Class Medal with Oak Leaves, the A-Class Medal with Oakleaves and Swords, and the A-Class Medal with Oakleaves, Swords, and Diamonds, each of which is respectfully awarded after 5, 10, and 20 groups of three A-Class Articles.
  • The number of our A-Class articles grew by more than 25% during this month, compared to the total number of A-Class articles existent at the end of December.
  • Following a successful RfA, Cam has been promoted to administrator.
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Alaska class cruiser
  2. Bruce Kingsbury
  3. Fred Moosally
  4. Isaac Shelby
  5. Maryland and Virginia Rifle Regiment
  6. Operation Brevity
  7. Operation Uranus
  8. SS Minnesotan
  9. Stanley Goble
  10. Tetrarch (tank)
  11. USS Iowa (BB-61)
  12. USS Iowa turret explosion
  13. Woodes Rogers

New featured lists:

  1. List of Second Boer War Victoria Cross recipients

New featured topics:

  1. Adriatic campaign of 1807-1814

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of Aachen
  2. Battle of Grand Port
  3. Battle of Kaiapit
  4. Bob Chappuis
  5. Dreadnought
  6. Elmer Gedeon
  7. George Alan Vasey
  8. George Julian Howell
  9. Heinrich Bär
  10. James Newland
  11. John S. McCain, Jr.
  12. Landing at Saidor
  13. List of tanks in the Spanish Civil War
  14. M249 squad automatic weapon
  15. Military history of Australia during World War II
  16. Neil Hamilton Fairley
  17. North Yemen Civil War
  18. Operation Cobra
  19. Operation Winter Storm
  20. Operation Totalize
  21. Percy Statton
  22. Port Chicago disaster
  23. SM U-14 (Austria-Hungary)
  24. SS Timothy Bloodworth
  25. Tom Derrick
  26. U-1 class submarine (Austria-Hungary)
  27. U-3 class submarine (Austria-Hungary)
  28. William Bostock
  29. Willie Gillis
  30. Yamato class battleship
Current proposals and discussions
  • A drive is underway to identify the core topics of World War I with the aim of improving their quality before the centenary of the start of World War I in 2014.
  • A Survey is currently underway to determine how MilHist's processes, logistics, and management can be improved.
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Hi :)

Dear Nightstallion, when you make a redirection like this one, could you please include the "R from alternative language" in the former main title or let me know for me to do it? I'm adding this category and you deleted it (I know I should not have moved the page, people already explained that to me) Thanks! --Againme (talk) 06:16, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

I'll try to pay attention to that. :)Nightstallion 08:36, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Moves

Hi Nightstallion. Are you OK with these moves by Ignis Fatuus or not? I'm dubious about them. Is there a policy or a custom about party names which include hyphens? What do you usually do?--Checco (talk) 09:17, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

No, I'm not. It should be exactly what the party itself uses, and most of them have spaces around the dash. Please revert them. —Nightstallion 09:28, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Done. Another move is probably correct, but why that party has an article with the title in Greek instead of English? And what about this: is it OK? --Checco (talk) 11:05, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
It's also a widely-used name in English for the party; the changes to the table seem okay. —Nightstallion 11:34, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

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List of European countries

You indefinitely semi-protected this article some time ago with the comment "kosovo issue". Do you think we can unprotect the article yet? –xeno (talk) 18:56, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Well, we can try it, if you want...? —Nightstallion 08:26, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Shall do. –xeno (talk) 17:37, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

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I think you're the only person I know who will be actively interested in what's contained in the bottom few paragraphs The Tom (talk) 22:17, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Great, thanks a lot! —Nightstallion 13:08, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
Followup story today, which confirms what I read elsewhere that the membership switch would become effective after the next ELDR bureau meeting mid-April. The Tom (talk) 22:25, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
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Maltese election

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXVI (February 2009)

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XXXVI (February 2009)
From the Coordinators
This month has been interesting for MILHIST, as we reorganized a few departments. The Outreach Department has been replaced by the tabs at the top of our totally redesigned project page; thanks to Kirill for the design and Bellhalla for the logo. We also created the Academy, a hub for practical advice about creating, editing, and reviewing quality content. All project members are cordially invited to fill in some of the red links, and new ideas are always welcome.
As you can see on the right, our A-class and featured content is growing quite rapidly; these numbers have now gone up by 45 for the second straight month! Great work! In addition, thanks go out to those who recently helped in reducing the A-class nominations backlog. Reviewers are still needed; if you feel up to it, please stop by and leave comments on an article—every review helps!
Lastly, the contest results for the month: Bellhalla took the cake again with 77 points and gets the Chevrons, while Ian Rose gets the Writer's Barnstar for his 60 points. Other participants included Bryce (49 points), Cam (25), David Underdown (11), Kirk (5), Parsecboy (20), Piotrus (?), Rosiestep (3), the_ed17 (27), Wild Wolf (6), and YellowMonkey (35). 51 total articles were improved as part of this.
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Dreadnought
  2. Edmund Herring
  3. John Whittle
  4. Murray Maxwell
  5. SS Kroonland
  6. United States Military Academy
  7. USS Connecticut (BB-18)
  8. William Bostock

New featured lists:

  1. List of Australian George Cross recipients
  2. List of Knight's Cross recipients of the Kriegsmarine

New featured pictures:

  1. 1917 surrender of Jerusalem
  2. WWI Canadian war bond poster (french)
  3. WWI Canadian war bond poster (english)
  4. Lexington class battlecruiser
  5. Battle of Ticonderoga attack plan, 1759
  6. Military College of Chapultepec, c. 1847
  7. Machine gun corps, Tell el Sheria Gaza line, 1917
  8. First Battle of Manassas map
  9. Aftermath of Wounded Knee, January 1891
  10. Ottoman camel corps at Beersheba, WWI
  11. Japanese archer with targets, 1878

New featured topics:

  1. Iowa class battleships

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of Sio
  2. Battles of the Kinarot Valley
  3. Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
  4. Clare Stevenson
  5. Edgar Towner
  6. Falaise pocket
  7. Frank Hubert McNamara
  8. Japanese battleship Musashi
  9. Japanese battleship Yamato
  10. Joe Hewitt (RAAF officer)
  11. Keith Miller
  12. Lee-Enfield
  13. Military career of Keith Miller
  14. Operation Mole Cricket 19
  15. Powder Alarm
  16. SMS Moltke (1910)
  17. SM U-66
  18. SM U-68
  19. Sydney Rowell
  20. U-5 class submarine (Austria-Hungary)
  21. U-20 class submarine
  22. USS Texas (BB-35)
  23. Walter Nowotny
Project news
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Constitutional assembly

Well, the government's proposal is in: [6] Basically, 41 members, elected by the populace, to start working no later than December 1, 2009 and to finish in 2011 or earlier. Some rules about necessary conditions to approve the new constitution involving interplay between the assembly, parliament, and a final referendum. More detailed rules to be set by law following the parliamentary election. Haukur (talk) 11:10, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

So we'll have another election this year after the parliamentary election? —Nightstallion 11:22, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
That's the plan! Of course it's just a proposal so far and the Althing could reject it or substantially modify it. Haukur (talk) 12:10, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! I expect you'll let me know when there's any news? ;) Is this BTW what you wished for regarding constitutional change? —Nightstallion 14:51, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm personally rather happy with this, yes. I'll try to remember to let you know about major developments. Haukur (talk) 15:17, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Ireland naming question

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Tropical cyclones WikiProject Newsletter #24

Number 24, March 7

The Hurricane Herald

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Cyclone Fanele near peak intensity

Storm of the month
Cyclone Fanele was the first cyclone of tropical cyclone status to strike western Madagascar since Cyclone Fame one year prior. It formed on January 18 in the Mozambique Channel, and rapidly organized, reaching peak winds of 185 km/h (115 mph). It weakened before moving ashore in Menabe Region southwest of Morondava, and rapidly deteriorated over land. Fanele briefly re-intensified after reaching open waters, only to become an extratropical cyclone by January 23. The cyclone caused heavy damage near where it moved ashore and along its path, resulting in at least eight deaths. Fanele struck Madagascar just two days after Tropical Storm Eric brushed the northeastern portion of the country. The two storms affected over 50,000 people, of which at least 4,000 were left homeless. Fanele struck the country during a series of government protests, and consequentially relief efforts were hindered.

Other tropical cyclone activity

  • Western Pacific Ocean– The first tropical cyclone of the season was Tropical Depression Auring, as designated by PAGASA. It formed on January 3 to the east of the Philippines, producing heavy rainfall and flooding on Mindanao island. Never organizing much, the depression dissipated a few days after forming, causing one death and destroying 305 houses. The next month, Tropical Depression Bising formed near Palau and, moving westward, later passed through the Philippines as a remnant low; rainfall from the system produced mudslides, though no major damage was reported.
  • South-West IndianTropical Storm Dongo was the first storm of January in the basin, and it remained over open waters without affecting landmasses throughout its duration. In the middle of the month along with Cyclone Fanele, Tropical Storm Eric developed and moved near Madagascar, killing one and producing heavy rainfall in the northeastern portion of the country. Later, Cyclone Gael killed two people on Réunion while tracking for ten days east of Madagascar; at the time it was the 2nd strongest cyclone of the season. Lastly, Tropical Storm Hina persisted for about five days, nearly reaching tropical cyclone status before weakening.
  • Australia- During the previous two months their have been nine Tropical Lows with four of them becoming a Tropical Cyclone whilst the remants of Cyclone Innis briefly moved into the Australian Region from the South Pacific. Cyclones Charlotte, Dominic, Ellie, and Freddy all caused damage to Australia and or the Indonesia Islands.
  • South Pacific- During the last two months the south Pacific has come alive with six depressions forming in January and February. The most significant depression was Tropical Depression 04F which brought heavy rainfall to Fiji and caused widespread flooding and killing at least 11 people. The first two named storms, Hettie and Innis also developed, each having minor effects on land.

Member of the month

Cyclone barnstar

The member of the month is... HurricaneSpin HurricaneSpin is a relativly new member of the project who has helped the project out by finding photos of Tropical Cyclones and uploading them to Commons. He is still getting to grips with the project but is coming on in leaps and bounds thus we have decided to make him the Member of the Month, for January and February 2009.

New and improved articles

Main Page content

Storm article statistics

Grade Oct Nov Dec Feb
Featured article FA 49 50 50 56
A-Class article A 19 19 19 17
GA 190 198 202 239
B 13 21 22 14
C 119 118 122 122
Start 204 210 210 198
Stub 19 16 17 28
Total 613 631 642 669
ω 2.88 2.87 2.87 2.80
percentage
Less than C
36.4 35.8 35.4 33.0
percentage
GA or better
42.1 42.2 42.2 46.6

Project News
The project reached a milestone in the last two months in terms of article quality for all articles within the project. For the first time, the percentage of Good articles or better reached more than 1/3, and at the same time, the percentage of Start or Stub articles totaled less than 50%. In the previous twelve months, the overall project grew by 262 articles, of which 204, or 78%, were GA or better. Additionally, in terms of only storm articles, the project now has 46.6% of its articles as GA or better, and only 1/3 are Start or Stub. Unfortunately, much of that is due to newly-created articles easily attaining GA status. For storm articles, the total number of Start or Stub articles, currently 226, is about the same as it was a year ago. The lack of work on older articles is especially noticeable on season articles, where more than 75% of articles are still Stub or Start.

In an attempt to improve articles, there is talk of forming a collaboration between a few Wikipedians. The current project is to improve Hurricane Camille to FA status in time for its 40th anniversary this August. There is still plenty of work to be done, so if you're interested, any help would be appreciated.

Additionally, there is a recent discussion on the WPTC talk page about establishing a notability criteria. There was talk in the past of instating one, although this time the proposal is backed up by interpretations of existing Wikipedia policy. The proposal would limit articles to tropical cyclones that have at least one independent, reliable source other than any warning centers. Excluding cross-basin, off-season, or 64+ knot cyclones, the proposal would affect 26 articles, none of which affected land or lasted for an appreciable amount of time.

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'stallion, hi!

Thanks for starting the Party of Free Citizens article: I was assembling sources when I saw you'd beaten me to it by two months: ooops. You've got the statement "...it was in talks with Declan Ganley to be part of his EU-wide Libertas movement, but the talks failed..." in there: do you got a source for this? The best I can get is the speech Petr Mach gave when he was elected to SSO's chairmanship in which he offered partnership to Zelezny's rival Libertas.cz instead, but my Czech sucks and automatic translation is ambiguous. Do you have something that says "Dear Declan: go away. Love, Petr" or something of that ilk? Regards, Anameofmyveryown (talk) 02:37, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

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Referendum on Curaçao on May, 8th, 2009

Hello, Nightstallion! What do you know about Referendum on Curaçao? CrazyRepublican (talk) 23:04, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Until you just asked me -- nothing; now I know they're apparently voting on debt restructuring, and if they vote no, the reorganisation plan for the Netherlands Antilles is dead... http://www.thedailyherald.com/news/daily/l250/referenl250.htmlNightstallion 09:32, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

European Iceland

Do you have any news on if the Independence Party chose a pro-EU stance? Therequiembellishere (talk) 14:02, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Yeah -- not really; they want to hold a referendum on entry talks and another on the actual Act of Accession. —Nightstallion 20:51, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
A country-wide referendum, right? Not just among party-members? Therequiembellishere (talk) 23:03, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, of course. —Nightstallion 14:53, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

LRA

Please see Lord's Resistance Army#Merger_proposal and RSVP there if you object. --Ezeu (talk) 01:08, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

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PdL

As sometimes happens two users living in Italy clash over the ideology of a party, although they both don't like it. What is the ideology of The People of Freedom? I don't know why this happens always with centre-right parties, while no-one questions the Democratic Party's ideology, for example, that is more controversial in Italy. Most articles about political parties in Wikipedia have no sources for the ideology in the infobox, but, even if in this case there are two sources, a user, my dear friend Piccolo Modificatore Laborioso wants to throw out those two sources. I thus ask your personal opinion, your mediation and your help to find sources if you can. Thank you so much. --Checco (talk) 16:42, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Sudanese general election, 2010

Do you think there should be a mention of the ICC arrest warrant for Bashir as a possible reason for the vote being pushed back? And out of curiosity, do you think the South Sudanese independence referendum will take place along with the others? Their own presidential elections are being held so they would have a clear path but if they win the election against Bashir (assuming he's still in office) there could be a complication. Therequiembellishere (talk) 20:51, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, we should mention it. I doubt the independence referendum will be held early. —Nightstallion 08:28, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXVII (March 2009)

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XXXVII (March 2009)
From the coordinators

The big news of course was the seventh project coordinator election covering the period ending 30 September. The quality of the candidates was extremely high, with some of the project's top content builders running alongside highly experienced backroom people. Of the eighteen candidates, sixteen were finally appointed, giving us probably the most rounded coordination team so far.

Those elected were: Abraham, B.S., Bellhalla, Cam, Eurocopter, EyeSerene, Ian Rose, Jackyd101, Joe N, Lordoliver, Maralia, MBK004, Nick-D, Roger Davies (lead), Skinny87, The ed17 and TomStar81. Kirill Lokshin continues in his role as coordinator emeritus. Thanks must go to the departing coordinators – Bedford, JonCatalán and Woody – for helping make the project what it is today

The C-class referendum, held at the same time, produced a slight majority of votes for introduction, but was insufficient to demonstrate a clear consensus. So, for the time being at least, therefore, the project will continue without C-class. Otherwise, focus is likely be on the Academy and the development of courses to develop reviewing, copy-editing and article-building skills. Some review of our task forces is also probable, perhaps consolidating some of the smaller, quieter, ones. As ever, input from everyone is not only welcomed but positively encouraged.

The coordinators' gratitude goes not only to those who participated in the election and referenda but also to everyone who works quietly and conscientiously away to make participation in this project rewarding, successful and productive. Milhist is very fortunate in its membership! Thank you all,  Roger Davies talk 16:15, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Byzantine navy
  2. Falaise Pocket
  3. Frank Hubert McNamara
  4. Heinrich Bär
  5. Juan Davis Bradburn
  6. Operation Cobra
  7. Port Chicago disaster
  8. SM U-66
  9. SMS Moltke (1910)
  10. Surrender of Japan
  11. Tom Derrick
  12. William Henry Harrison

New featured lists:

  1. List of United States Naval Academy alumni
  2. List of United States Naval Academy alumni (astronauts)
  3. List of United States Naval Academy alumni (Chiefs of Naval Operations)
  4. List of United States Naval Academy alumni (legislators)

New featured pictures:

  1. USS Texas (1892)

New A-Class articles:

  1. 1964 Brinks Hotel bombing
  2. Ba Cut
  3. Battle of Artemisium
  4. Battle of Fort Washington
  5. Battle of Morotai
  6. Battle of Tippecanoe
  7. Battle of Vimy Ridge
  8. Battle of Wau
  9. Design 1047 battlecruiser
  10. Fountain of Time
  11. Frank Horton Berryman
  12. Gia Long
  13. Henry Wells (general)
  14. Hill 262
  15. Hue chemical attacks
  16. Japanese battleship Haruna
  17. Jon Burge
  18. Nassau class battleship
  19. Operation Freshman
  20. SM UB-43
  21. SM UB-45
  22. Stanley Savige
  23. Xa Loi Pagoda raids
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User:WeezleBeezle

Not only has he been constantly harassing me but this time he's gone as far as to directly offend me. Is there anything you can do? Therequiembellishere (talk) 20:08, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

I'd report him at WP:AN/I. —Nightstallion 20:13, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, so much. Therequiembellishere (talk) 20:19, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
To clarify: I meant "[If I were you] I would report ...", I think it's probably best if you report the situation yourself. —Nightstallion 22:22, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Oh, alright. Sorry for the mix-up. Therequiembellishere (talk) 22:57, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
No problem! —Nightstallion 08:44, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
I just warned 'Beezle about shaping up or getting shipped out; an ANI thread probably isn't needed. EVula // talk // // 15:50, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Danish Delegation at EU-US Summit

Because of the power transfer, will their be a Danish prime minister at the meeting? If so, which Rasmussen will it be? Therequiembellishere (talk) 23:32, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm pretty certain there will be, but I'm not quite sure which one it will be. —Nightstallion 08:44, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Correction: Neither Rasmussen will be there. —Nightstallion 11:58, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Tropical cyclones WikiProject Newsletter #25

Number 25, April 4

The Hurricane Herald

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Satellite image of Hamish near peak intensity

Storm of the month
Cyclone Hamish formed as a Tropical Low to the south of Papua New Guinea on March 4. The low quickly organized and became Tropical cyclone Hamish the following day. Hamish then started to rapidly intensify, becoming the second severe tropical cyclone of the season the next day. Throughout much of its duration, it moved southeastward, parallel to the coast of Queensland. It underwent rapid deepening over a period of 48 hours, Hamish reached peak winds of 215 km/h (130 mph) according to the Australia Bureau of Meteorology, making the cyclone a Category 5 on the Australian intensity scale. It quickly weakened due to wind shear, and without moving ashore it stalled and turned to a northwest drift. The low dissipated on March 5.

Hamish indirectly caused a major environmental disaster along the Queensland coastline, when strong waves from the cyclone damaged the hull of a cargo ship, spilling 260 tonnes of fuel and oil into the ocean. The oil washed onto the coastline, endangering the environment prompting a costly cleanup. Offshore, the fishermen went missing after the boat was lost; one person was found, although the other two remained missing and were presumed dead. As the storm remained offshore, overall damage directly from the storm was minor, primarily from strong waves.

Other tropical cyclone activity

  • Australia – In addition to Cyclone Hamish, three other cyclones formed and were named as Gabrielle, Ilsa and Jasper. However, there was no impact reported from these three storms whilst in the Australian region.
  • South Pacific – This month Cyclones Joni and Ken formed near to the Cook Islands, whilst Cyclone Jasper moved into the area at its peak and brought heavy rain and coastal erosion to New Caledonia. On the last day of the month Tropical Depression 14F formed to the northeast Fiji.
  • South-West Indian – Severe Tropical Storm Izilda was the only storm to form in the South-West Indian Ocean this month; however the extratropical remnants of Ilsa moved into the region from the Australian basin.

Member of the month

Cyclone barnstar

The member of the month is... Ramisses, has been a member of the Project since January 2008. He is a usefull editor who helps to make the trackmaps for the current season articles, as well as numerous other storms, from previous seasons. We just hope he is able to keep on top of the trackmaps when the busy part of the year comes!

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Storm article statistics

Grade Nov Dec Feb Mar
Featured article FA 50 50 56 56
A-Class article A 19 19 17 17
GA 198 202 239 244
B 21 22 14 15
C 118 122 122 120
Start 210 210 198 192
Stub 16 17 28 34
Total 631 642 669 678
ω 2.87 2.87 2.80 2.81
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Less than C
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GA or better
42.2 42.2 46.6 46.8

Project News
There is a discussion on the state of the project, discussing whether it still works like it used to, and what can be done about it. One extreme position is labeling the project inactive, while another position is eliminating some of the bureaucracy. Input would be very beneficial.

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Hurricanehink has organised a challenge to try and improve some of the Tropical cyclone articles. The rules are that you must take either an seasonal or a storm article from one of the eight basins we have, that is either a Stub, Start class or a brand new article and improve it to at least GA status. However to avoid several articles on cyclones that did not affect land, Hurricanehink has limited the challenge to storms/seasonal articles of Mid-importance or higher. Their is an exception to this rule for the Central Pacific as Cyclones rarely form in this basin. - For full details of the challenge see the Project's Talkpage Project member list

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Lega Nord

Easter greetings, Nighstallion!

I'm sorry to bother you today, but an IP is removing sources from the Lega Nord article and putting many tags in the article. Some of these can be OK (I'm not the one who can judge the neutrality of the article: I edited it, as I did with every article about Italian political parties and factions), but others are very strange as one tag the "leadership" section as unencyclopedic and put "fact" or "refsection" tags where there are sources! Moreover the IP does not answer to my questions and responses to his questions, while making total rollbacks, even changing some parts I changed after his request (as in the case of Erminio Boso: the IP considered OR to describe him as a "marginal figure" of the party and indeed I changed that by writing "Lega Nord politician").

When you have time (I understand if today and tomorrow you don't!), I ask for your mediation. As a third-party administrator, I'm sure you will fix the issue. In the meantime I will continue to discuss with the IP, even if he is not showing any respect to me as I'm doing to him. --Checco (talk) 12:48, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

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Slovenian Eurocoins

Hi Nightstallion,

For the first time since the introduction of this currency in Slovenia, I found yesterday a Slovenian one-euro coin in circulation in France. I wonder why they are so rare. Do you meet them more often in Austria? I would like to know if Wikipedia users from other European countries have already find them. Švitrigaila (talk) 20:55, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

I see them occasionally, yeah -- the reason is simply that they are allowed to mint very few of them (small country). —Nightstallion 21:21, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Besides, they have only been around for a few years -- the coins from the other countries have been taken across borders to other countries for years. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.237.205.13 (talk) 07:28, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

All images of EU institutions in Brussels to be removed from Commons?

[8] This might interest you. - SSJ  22:34, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Deletion

Decide!, founding member of the PdL of which Daniele Capezzone is now spokesman, was deleted and I was not even informed of the proposed deletion, as it usually happens. I don't think it was a good decision (!)... Can you retrieve it? --Checco (talk) 07:35, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Done, but please clarify the situation with the deleting admin. —Nightstallion 08:11, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! I've done both the things you asked me. Regarding the referendum, please check my English because I'm not particularily happy with what I wrote as I needed to use techincal terms I'm not sure of.
But why didn't you take a look to the two articles I signalled you, The People of Freedom and Lega Nord. Regarding the latter, when I have time in next days or weeks, I will find more sources and fix the text, then I would gladly like to see what you think of the article and if some tags will be still appropriate. When my work is finished, I will let you know. --Checco (talk) 11:20, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, I meant to do that, but forgot. What precisely do you need help with? Adding sources is a good idea, yeah. —Nightstallion 11:30, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Another question: What does the referendum have to do with spare money for Berlusconi? —Nightstallion 11:35, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
No problem, I will tell you later when I will need your help with Lega Nord and the PdL.
It is my bad English... PD leader Franceschini proposed the unification of the various elections and referendums in one date in order to spare money (the PD says more than 400 million euros, while Maroni, the Interior minister, spoke of 173 million): holding the elections and the referendum in different days costs more than holding them on the same day. Also Berlusconi is obviously interested in sparing money as they are not good times for Italy: the economic crisis, the Abruzzo earthquake... --Checco (talk) 11:53, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Antother article about an Italian party was deleted and I was not informed of the proposed deletion before. The Green Front was a small party, but I don't understand why I was not informed of the deletion and if I should continue to write articles about every single party in Italy. One or two years ago you told me that you thought that all those small parties deserved a page in en.Wiki. Did things change? --Checco (talk) 06:50, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Apparently, you don't need to be notified of PROD AFD (typo, sorry), which I find very strange... I've undeleted it, but again, could you explain? —Nightstallion 08:18, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
Note that this was an AFD, not a PROD (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Green Front). My closure was based on the deletion discussion, where I interpreted consensus to be "delete". Perhaps the correct venue for this would be WP:DRV or at least to open a new AfD to reach a broader consensus. I'm a new admin, so I'm not entirely sure what the correct procedure for this is, but a simple undelete with no additional process doesn't seem to jibe with deletion policy. — LinguistAtLarge • Talk  15:08, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
I tend to go by BOLD more often than not; I've got no problems with having another AFD discussion, I just would prefer it if the creator of the article were actually notified of an AFD. —Nightstallion 16:26, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Monarchies in the PRC.

Should Indonesia be pink because of Yogyakarta? --131.215.220.112 00:10, 23 August 2007 (UTC) Yes, as should South Africa and the PRC; Samoa is no longer a monarchy, too. I've updated the map. —Nightstallion 23:05, 13 November 2007 (UTC) -- People's Republic of China? What there? Alexei Zyryanov, aide to Emir Sergei, the Head of UAE Russian Colony 93.80.206.228 (talk) 20:22, 15 April 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.80.206.228 (talk)

Tibet. —Nightstallion 20:32, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
-- I greately respect the cause of Tibet, but this map is about existing monarchies. Tibet is not an existing monarchy. Alexei Zyryanov, aide to Emir Sergei, the Head of UAE Russian Colony 93.80.206.228 (talk) 00:20, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Whether it's accepted by the PRC is not the question here. —Nightstallion 07:07, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
-- That map is about the monarchies that really exist today, i. e. that are in fact able to enforce their power on their territories and are recognised by foreign states. Or else we would have to include millions of claimants and pretenders, some of which are quite rightful heirs, from all over the World. Alexei Zyryanov, aide to Emir Sergei, the Head of UAE Russian Colony 95.24.162.106 (talk) 22:34, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
No, it's also about recognised subnational monarchies, and Tibet is recognised by the PRC (though they disagree about who the leader is). —Nightstallion 11:22, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
-- Does the PRC actually recognise Tibet as a monarchy? Which leader do they recognise? Can you please give some link? Alexei Zyryanov, aide to Emir Sergei, the Head of UAE Russian Colony 95.24.75.223 (talk) 01:37, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
Feel free to google it yourself, there's lots of sources out there about the PRC picking the next Panchen Lama instead of the native Tibetan choice etc. —Nightstallion 09:45, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

-- I checked it. Here is what wikipedia says about the type of government in Tibet: "The Tibet Autonomous Region is a province-level entity of the People's Republic of China. It is governed by a People's Government, led by a Chairman. In practice, however, the Chairman is subordinate to the branch secretary of the Communist Party of China. As a matter of convention, the Chairman has almost always been an ethnic Tibetan, while the party secretary has almost always been a non-Tibetan. The current Chairman is Qiangba Puncog, who is a native of Qamdo Prefecture. The current party secretary is Zhang Qingli, who has previously been the party secretary of Tai'an and Lanzhou, and commander of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps." Nowhere have I been able to find proof that Tibet is a monarchy recognised by the PRC. The Panchen Lama is the second-senior religious figure (and de facto most senior now in the PRC) of tibetian buddhism, but he is not the Monarch of Tibet. Unfortunately, I can't agree that Tibet IS a monarchy. Alexei Zyryanov, aide to Emir Sergei, the Head of UAE Russian Colony 95.24.209.112 (talk) 23:47, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

The subnational monarchies in e.g. Uganda or other African states also aren't official parts of the administrative structure of the state. The Panchen Lama and Dalai Lama are principally officially recognised as spiritual leaders by the PRC, and as such technically Tibet is a subnational monarchy. —Nightstallion 06:57, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
No, the 4 Kingdoms out of 5 in Uganda (except Arkole) ARE officially recognised by the Government of Uganda. It is the same way in many African countries. In some, they are not recognised officially by the sovereign republican governments, but do manage to function, however. The PRC does recognise Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu as the spiritual head of the Tibetian religion, but not as a head of state. A spiritual leader is not always a Monarch (to say more, in most cases he is not a Monarch). Also, the PRC does not recognise the Dalai Lama in any position. Also, any monarchial type of government is completely incapable to function in Tibet at the moment, Tibet is now comletely at the disposal of the republican government of China. So, all that makes that there is no monarchy in Tibet whatever fictional or effective. The Dalai Lama is a mere pretender, despite the fact that he is a rightful pretender and his cause is respectable. But such pretenders exist in every single point of the World. Alexei Zyryanov, aide to Emir Sergei, the Head of UAE Russian Colony 93.81.148.242 (talk) 14:04, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
No, the Ugandan monarchies are not part of the official administrative structure, and in that regard it's similar to Tibet's case with the Lamas. —Nightstallion 16:19, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Wikipedia: "Like Buganda, Bunyoro, and Busoga, Toro's monarchy was abolished in 1967 by the government of Uganda, but was reinstated in 1993." Also, not every Lama is a Monarch. Only the Dalai Lama was the Monarch prior to 1959. Alexei Zyryanov, aide to Emir Sergei, the Head of UAE Russian Colony 95.24.222.86 (talk) 19:19, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry, you seem to either fail to understand me or refuse to do so. The traditional kingdoms in Uganda are not part of the administrative infrastructure (they're not districts of Uganda or anything like that), but they are recognised as cultural institutions. The situation with Tibet in China is the same. —Nightstallion 19:38, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Even if the Ugandan Kingdoms are not part of the administrative system, but they are RECOGNISED by the Government (that was what we were talking about in the first place). Considering Tibet, even if the PRC does recognise the cultural institution, but not every cultural institution is a monarchy (in fact, few are). The PRC does not recognise THIS cultural institution as a monarchy. Alexei Zyryanov, aide to Emir Sergei, the Head of UAE Russian Colony 93.81.178.245 (talk) 21:02, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but I disagree with your interpretations of the facts. —Nightstallion 00:06, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Samoa mo Samoa

Yep, Samoa's a republic. In my view, on a strict interpretation of the definition of "republic" Samoa was actually a republic on independence from New Zealand in 1962. I see you've also had arguments with the same anon editor over the PRC... --Lholden (talk) 08:10, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

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I need some advice

'stallion, hi! I need some advice. An anon 83.71.240.122 has placed the following prose on Libertas Institute and Libertas Party: It is now widespread public knowledge that the Libertas party and its sister entities used lies in their advertising campaign in their effort to convince the electorate to vote against The Lisbon Treaty. The most noticeable example of this was when they pretended that the EU would force Irish citizens to be conscripted into a European army which is never mentioned in the Treaty. and placed a citation. This places me in an uniquely painful position: I think that the prose is correct(ish), but I know the edit is wildly POV, the cited source doesn't support the edit (and indeed, doesn't even mention Libertas by name), and the editor is putting them in wildly inappropriate places in the article. I can't afford to get caught up in an edit war on this: there's too much to be done and there's too much Libertas news coming in for me to divert my attention. But I don't want to see the article deteriorate into a "Libertas is GREAT and Ganley is the true Messiah"/"Libertas is EVIL and Ganley smells of poo" POVbattleground. So any advice you can give would be welcome. Regards, Anameofmyveryown (talk) 23:49, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Well, a first step would be to simply semi-protect the article for two or three months; I see grounds for doing so, so just say so. If the anon registers and continues to do this, we'll have to see what else we can do. —Nightstallion 09:41, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Green Front

Apparently you restored this article that was deleted per this AfD because the original creator was not notified. While notifying the original creator is not necessary per AfD instructions, I can see that it would have been better for the nominator to have done so. However, the way it stands now, the article is stuck in limbo with a 'consensus to delete' and an overriding of that consensus by an admin with no effort to seek a new consensus. This is less than optimal. Could you please seek a deletion review or, at the least, ask the original nominator to resubmit an AfD so that we can have consensus on the fate of this article? Thanks. --RegentsPark (My narrowboat) 00:44, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

I've asked him to renominate for AfD. (What I dislike the most is that the creator was not even notified after the AfD was extended for lack of participation, so that was probably the reason why I WP:BOLDly undeleted it.) —Nightstallion 09:43, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! --RegentsPark (My narrowboat) 13:44, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
PS: To expect other users to notify, without notifying.... I don't konw... --Invitamia (talk) 12:50, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

I think it is good to have new AfDs on the subject (see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Green Front and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Decide!), but I'm sorry that en.Wiki is resembling it.Wiki and I'm especially annoyed by the fact that there's no need of notifying the author of th article in case of AfD. Do you remember when you chose to start many articles about tiny parties in en.Wiki that were undergoing deletion process in it.Wiki? If these two articles are deleted many more articles will be deleted in the future, so that we may eventually need notability rules for parties... The last time we discussed this I was not keen on this, but I may change my point of view if deletions become usual in en.Wiki. What do you think? --Checco (talk) 07:53, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I suppose so. —Nightstallion 16:13, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Do you suppose what? Anyway I would think many times before writing an article about a party that coulod be deleted, without even a notification of the AfD to me. For the articles we already have, I ask you to keep an eye on all those minor parties you collected into Template:Italian political parties in 2007. By the way, isn't time to change the title of that template to something like Template:Italian political parties (complete) (currently a redirect)? --Checco (talk) 18:00, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
I'll suppose we'll have to think about WP:N for political parties, or at least for Italian ones (as the problem isn't really big in other countries). Yeah, I should move it back, but I really don't know how to organise the template any more... —Nightstallion 18:08, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

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International Criminal Court

The section International Criminal Court#Victim participation and reparations needs additional references, or the article International Criminal Court should be delisted as good article in the near future. Rubenescio (talk) 12:56, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Indonesian presidential election, 2009

Sorry, in hindsight my comment seems rather rude! I mean "Megawati contests..." was ungrammatical as it used simple present tense rather than "will contest", "is contesting" or "is to contest". I was at the end of a late night after entering votes and percentages for 38 parties on a results template, and I've been fighting a running battle to stop people editing the article and adding their guesses about who will stand. Forgive my pickiness... Regards Davidelit (talk) 09:35, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

No problem, no harm done -- and I *did* forget to put a reference there. —Nightstallion 10:23, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Incidentally, the template results need a source -- I'd have supposed it would be http://tnp.kpu.go.id/tab2009/ , but the site hasn't been accessible (at least for me) since yesterday or the day before...? —Nightstallion 10:25, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

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Request for overview

'stallion, hi! I've just added an entry at ANI, but I'd like an admin to look at my entry to see if it's a balanced assessment: I'm not sure I can maintain the proper distance. If you fancy the job, the entry is here. Regards, Anameofmyveryown (talk) 01:19, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Schengen visa requirments for Caribbean & Mauritius/Seycelles

You added these countries to the Schengen visa free list. However I believe that for most of them, the relavanet treaties have yet to be signed. Do you have a source for the expansion ? At the moment I can only find an implementation date for Maurtius (June 1) [9]. Passportguy (talk) 19:55, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

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Libertas Austria

Libertas Austria. You like? You not like? Regards, Anameofmyveryown (talk) 02:41, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Looks good; there's not much more that could be done with their failure here. ;)Nightstallion 06:03, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. It's coming to the end of things, now: woo, election approaches. Libertas Belgium would be, er, interesting: I can't see "Brussels elites are BAD" playing well in, er, Brussels. The lack of a Libertas Denmark is probably due to Jens-Peter Bonde not wanting to s**t where he eats. But why no Libertas Cyprus, Libertas Luxembourg, Libertas Finland? Finland is Northern European, ScandoBaltic, former Hanseatic League, seems fertile ground for Euroscepticism. Or am I missing something obvious? The closer to Russia you get, the more Europhilic one becomes? The former Warsaw Pact EU member states seem firmly pro-Lisbon, even after including Vaclav Klaus. Even the Latvians (whose economy is...well, dying) aren't going "Bah, naughty EU" and shaking fists.
Anyway, Libertas, for all its faults, is here to stay: I can't see it vanishing after the elections - it'll will probably get some MEPs, it may get quite a few, and God knows it's not short of money. Ganley will probably get personally elected: he's standing in the same constituency that elected Dana, and it's got precedent for electing anti-abortion MEPs: given that and the fact he's the local billionaire, they might as well just give it to him now. The French Libertas MEPs will get elected, he may get a smattering in the Baltics & Czechia, though he'll get none in UK, Spain & Portugal: the Brit Eurosceptics will eat him alive and the Iberians have really shot themselves in the foot. Poland may go big(ish) for Ganley: the telemedia are firmly on his side and he's got some Radio Maryja support. I figure about 10-20 MEPs for Libertas: too small for a group, so he'll have to play nice with the others (a sight to see). I wonder who's group he'll join...
Ho-hum, back to work. Regards, Anameofmyveryown (talk) 01:14, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
nods We'll see -- but in the long run, he's pretty irrelevant. —Nightstallion 08:39, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
"In the long run, we're all dead". Regardless of whether he's irrelevant, John Connor, Napoleon, or just another billionaire MEP who made his fortune in timber and founded an Eurosceptic referendum-orientated party, he went pan-European and landed straight in my lap. And it was so quiet, too...I figured another year to get the Eurogroups organized, then the Europarties, then wrap it all up. But suddenly, there's running and shouting, half the population of Ireland is leaving messages on my talk page, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria. I knew I should have joined WP:United Nations instead...-). Regards, Anameofmyveryown (talk) 02:04, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
nods I see what you mean, yes... Well, after the election (and after the group reorganisation and the new commission's confirmation) you'll have five years again. ;)Nightstallion 06:01, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

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http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/parlinesearch.asp

I was searching for ways of classifying political parties and I found this: http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/parlinesearch.asp You do a lot of work on elections so I thought this would help. Regards, Anameofmyveryown (talk) 18:54, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks – I know about it, but it often takes very long until they update their data... —Nightstallion 20:56, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

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