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Welcome to Wikipedia!!![edit]

Hello Orczar! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. If you decide that you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Below are some recommended guidelines to facilitate your involvement. Happy Editing!  Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  19:07, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
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Thank you for your Poland-related contributions[edit]

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Hello Orczar! Thank you for your contributions related to Poland. You may be interested in visiting Portal:Poland/Poland-related Wikipedia notice board, joining our discussions and sharing your creations with us.

-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  02:56, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Prehistory of Poland[edit]

I appreciate your effort in expanding this subject. Could I ask you to use inline citations? Dzieki! -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  18:49, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Re:Notes in small print[edit]

I added some useful links to the top of this page. You can add --~~~~ (or click the signature button to leave the signature. For small print footnotes, see Wikipedia:Inline citation and Wikipedia:Footnotes. I just use extra edit buttons for the following code:-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  19:12, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

<ref name="">Reference name</ref> :<ref name="Reference name"/> :==Notes== :<!--See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Footnotes for an explanation of how to generate footnotes using the <ref(erences/)> tags--> :<div class='references-small'> :<references/> :</div>

To do[edit]

Once you think you are nearing the end of prehistory article, consider WP:PR and WP:GAC.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  00:47, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Why you hiding your sorces afiliation?[edit]

And why you spreading allochtonic POV in Prehistory of Poland (until 966) Nasz 01:41, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 9 November, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Bronze and Iron Age Poland, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Carabinieri 18:23, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

I note you have quite some knowledge about Slaivc tribes. Do you have any deeper information about the Antes ? Regards Hxseek (talk) 18:29, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

That's cool. I got some info on them. I think i will write an article on them soon. Hxseek (talk) 02:11, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Template[edit]

I've created {{Prehistory of Poland}}. Please add topics to it if you think there are missing; also note that we need to add pre-10th century events to the Timeline of Polish history (or remove the link to this article from this template).--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 04:28, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Re:History of Poland[edit]

I am afraid I don't understand your question. The articles and their recent edit history seem ordinary. Could you be more specific and present diffs in the future? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:37, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Prehistory quality[edit]

I've nominated your series on Polish prehistory at WP:GAC for WP:GA status. You may also want to consider the Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates for WP:FT status. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 19:00, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Style is important. It makes it easier for the user to navigate across different Wikipedia articles.
Getting articles promoted to GA or FA makes them more likely to be accessed by outsiders. Wouldn't you like to see your articles featured for 24h on Wikipedia frontpage - both in recognition of your work, and educating millions out there on topics they might have never head of?
Wikipedia extensive inline citations may seem excessive for one used to more sparse academic articles. But historians of Poland all know about Grunwald. How many Americans even heard of it or the Teutonic Knights? Whatever the fact, majority of people out there have little to no knowledge of it, and so we should reference even basic claims.
I hope you'll become more involved in our little community. After all, we are here to help one another.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 02:10, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Prehistory of Poland (2)[edit]

Not when I reviewed it. Gary King (talk) 16:26, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Anyways, I've seen that Piotrus wants to help push you along the path to GA and FA articles, and if you've got any questions, I'm here to help, too. Gary King (talk) 16:53, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Okay, feel free to renominate them at WP:GAN. Gary King (talk) 22:34, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Re: Image[edit]

Images are hosted locally; what that means is that image on pl wikipedia WILL not work on non pl wikipedia and vice versa. There's an exception - interwiki project for global hosting of images, Wikimedia Commons. I highly recommend that (if the picture on pl wikipedia is freely licensed) you downloaded it, upload it to commons, tag the with {{subst:NowCommons}} and than you can use the image on en wikipedia (and so can anybody on all wikis). Let me know if you run into any troubles, or when you're done (I'll verify that all is in order).--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:09, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Prehistory of Poland (3)[edit]

Excellent job! I suggest you submit it to WP:GAC and WP:FT. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 22:35, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

WP:FTC is the correct link. That will have to wait until all these articles are good articles, though. Gary King (talk) 22:39, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Orczar, is there any reason you've not yet nominated those articles for GAC? Would you like me to do it for you? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:05, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

How to nominate an article for Good Article status: the procedure is quite simple, and described at the top of WP:GAC. Let me know if you have any questions! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 22:13, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Looks good to me! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 17:44, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Notes[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:FOOT#Separating_reference_lists_and_explanatory_notes. I am certain that Good Article reviewers will ask you for that.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 03:38, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Gall Anonim[edit]

Please see Portal_talk:Poland/Poland-related_Wikipedia_notice_board#Gall_Anonim_-_a_myth.3F. Your input would be appreciated. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 12:14, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry XMAS[edit]

Merry XMAS from User:Piotrus. 12:15, 25 December 2008 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Prehistory of Poland (until 966)[edit]

The article Prehistory of Poland (until 966) you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. It hasn't failed because it's basically a good article, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Prehistory of Poland (until 966) for things needed to be addressed.

Your GA nomination of Poland in the Early Middle Ages[edit]

The article Poland in the Early Middle Ages you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. It hasn't failed because it's basically a good article, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Poland in the Early Middle Ages for things needed to be addressed. Wronkiew (talk) 06:52, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Re: Polish prehistory GA reviews[edit]

I think you are doing a good job. Take your time addressing the issues or discussing them with the reviewers, if you think I or others can weight in on the issue, let us know with a link to the particular discussion. Also, if you explain your time constrains to the reviewers, I am sure they'll extend the time the article is under a review.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:19, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

GAN of Poland in Antiquity[edit]

Hi Orczar, This article is, I beleive, at GA-level, but there are a few minor holds that need to be resolved before I can award GA.Pyrotec (talk) 20:47, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Re: GAN of Stone Age Poland[edit]

I was checking in to see if you needed more time to work on this article? I can hold it for another week but then I will need to make a determination. It is close to GA status, just a few adjustments should do the trick. Let me know. H1nkles (talk) 18:06, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Poland in the Early Middle Ages GA[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you have been making some improvements to the article in response to the second review. Just to let you know, I'm planning to go through the list of issues some time tomorrow to make a final determination. Very exciting to finally finish this up! Wronkiew (talk) 18:00, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

I don't know if I'll be able to finish this up today after all, but I left some comments on the review page for you to address in the meantime. Wronkiew (talk) 23:34, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

There's just a few issues left. Could you take a look at the GA review page and either fix the remaining issues or explain why they should be left as-is? Thanks for your patience. Wronkiew (talk) 07:34, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your response at the GA page. I wrote some more about the lead which I hope clarifies my position. Let me know if you have any further questions about it. Wronkiew (talk) 06:04, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I asked Piotrus for a second opinion on the issues with the lead. Can you take a look at the review page and fix the specific issues that he brought up? Wronkiew (talk) 17:27, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Poland#Silesian_tribes[edit]

Perhaps you could comment on this issue? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 22:37, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Early Slavs[edit]

New article you may want to review and comment about.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:21, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Poland in the Early Middle Ages[edit]

I noticed you are the most involved editor at Poland in the Early Middle Ages. Upon request by Wronkiew, I introduced some changes concerning structure (chronology, substructure), GA-criteria (esp. for the lead section), and factual accuracy. However, there are some issues I have not resolved as I was not sure how to proceed best. Maybe you want to have a look at User_talk:Wronkiew#Early_medieval_history_of_Poland. Keep up good work! Skäpperöd (talk) 10:14, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Rationale[edit]

Most likely it refers to Wikipedia:Non-free use rationale guideline.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 05:59, 1 March 2009 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Poland in the Early Middle Ages[edit]

The article Poland in the Early Middle Ages you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Poland in the Early Middle Ages for eventual comments about the article. Well done! Wronkiew (talk) 08:15, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland[edit]

Congratulations. Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland has reviewed your contributions and decided you are an active member. Thank you for your encyclopedic contributions! But creating content by yourself is only part of the collaborative Wikipedia user experience, there is an active community of editors discussing how to better improve the Poland-related content; please consider joining our discussions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Poland. There are many editors who would like to work more closely with you, benefit from your insight, and help you with their experience! PS. Please also consider editing your entry in our participants list to state your areas of expertise/interest. I have defined your interests there based on our past interactions as the area of "prehistory of Poland", feel free to correct it. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:58, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Good article reassessment[edit]

Hi! I went back and forth on the Bronze/Iron Age in Poland article. I almost passed it, then changed my mind. If you think it should be GA, then take it to Wikipedia:Good article reassessment. I hope it does well! Ling.Nut (talk) 19:24, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Polish protohistory[edit]

Are any of those books you cited available in English ? Hxseek (talk) 05:40, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

That's true. Alas, i cannot speak Polish. Polish archaeology is key to understanding the 'expansion of Slavs'. I have come across a good article by Z Kobylinski about the changes in Poland during the 6th century. He discusses whether it is a socio-economic change or a true migration of new ethnic elements - ie "Slavs". I'm just waiting for it to arrive in my local library Hxseek (talk) 01:24, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Archaeologia Polonia has quite a few great articles, in English, downloadable for free in PDF Hxseek (talk) 01:29, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Mieszko I of Poland[edit]

You may be interested in this article, it is being currently developed by User:Aldebaran69. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 23:11, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi Orczar, thank you very much for help me with the article of Mieszko I, you really made excellent aditions. Again, thanks and sorry for my really bad english!!! Aldebaran69 (talk) 20:31, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Zarubinec culture[edit]

Hi again. I note that, in your (excellent) article on Polish protohistory, you state that the Zarubinec culture's stagnation was due to a lack of Roman influences, according to Kaczanowski, Kozłowski. If it's not too much trouble, and if you still have their book, can you please provide me a direct quote as to what they say on the matter ? Hxseek (talk) 21:35, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks mate. BTW, I came across a good book in English The Arcaheology of early medieval Poland by A Buzko. Hxseek (talk) 05:18, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

History of Poland[edit]

Great work. There are however large parts that still need references, are you going to add them as soon as you are finished? If you are writing from memory or from a university course script, I could help you out with adding refs. I noted you are currently working on the Swedish war, I could add refs to that from RI Frost and P Englund - if you want me to, just drop me a note as soon as you are done with that chapter. If you are going to add refs by yourself, nevermind. Best Skäpperöd (talk) 15:40, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Moving content between articles[edit]

Please note in edit summaries in the article that you are moving content from where to the content is being moved, and in the target article, where it is moved from. Thanks, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 02:08, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Great. Don't forget to sign your posts :) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 07:10, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

History of Poland[edit]

Hello. Thank you for your improvements to this article. Please join a discussion concerning your recent changes at WT:POLAND#History of Poland. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 22:51, 20 May 2010 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Poland during the Piast dynasty[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know I am glad to be reviewing the article Poland during the Piast dynasty you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Viriditas (talk) 07:55, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay. I hope to start this in the next 24 hours. Viriditas (talk) 12:27, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm trying to finish this up. The article is currently on hold due to some issues with the prose. Can you help me fix it? I've listed some problems in the prose section of the review, but you can start by helping with the 14th century section. Viriditas (talk) 08:34, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
I think all the issues listed under the prose section have been addressed. I also looked through your recent edits. Orczar (talk) 14:09, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I'll give it another read in about five hours when I return home. Viriditas (talk) 04:24, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm too tired at the moment. I'll try again tomorrow. Viriditas (talk) 13:07, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Polish tribes[edit]

Perhaps you could offer some insights at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Poland#Polish_tribes. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 14:21, 23 December 2010 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Poland during the Piast dynasty[edit]

The article Poland during the Piast dynasty you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Poland during the Piast dynasty for eventual comments about the article. Well done! Viriditas (talk) 01:10, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Re: History of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1648–1764)[edit]

Good work; I do agree that the article is B-class. May I suggest that you make such notifications at WT:POLAND, not just my talk page? One note: you add references to the end of paragraphs. Preferably (certainly, required for GA and above), references should be added to the end of all sentences (because on Wikipedia, other editors can move sentences around, add new ones in the middle of paragraphs, and so on). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 05:01, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Monitor. WikiProject Poland Newsletter: Issue 1 (April 2011)[edit]

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • April 2011
For our freedom and yours

Welcome to our first issue of WikiProject Poland newsletter, the Monitor (named after the first Polish newspaper).

Our Project has been operational since 1 June, 2005, and also serves as the Poland-related Wikipedia notice board. I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions. We hope you will join us in them, if you haven't done so already! Unlike many other WikiProjects, we are quite active; in this year alone about 40 threads have been started on our discussion page, and we do a pretty good job at answering all issues raised.

In addition to a lively encyclopedic, Poland-related, English-language discussion forum, we have numerous useful tools that can be of use to you - and that you could help us maintain and develop:

This is not all; on our page you can find a list of useful templates (including userboxes), awards and other tools!

With all that said, how about you join our discussions at WT:POLAND? Surely, there must be something you could help others with, or perhaps you are in need of assistance yourself?

You have received this newsletter because you are listed as a [member link] at WikiProject Poland. • Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:11, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

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AfD notification[edit]

[1].Volunteer Marek (talk) 16:22, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

[edit]

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For your great work in the Histoy of Poland-Lithuania series. Skäpperöd (talk) 10:19, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

On behalf of WikiProject Poland[edit]

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On behalf of WikiProject Poland, for your your Poland-related contributions, I, Piotrus, award you this Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 2nd Class. Czołem! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 00:59, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Orczar by Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk on 00:59, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

GA Review of History of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569–1648)[edit]

I've got some comments up for the GA-review --- Talk:History of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569–1648)/GA1. Ajh1492 (talk) 19:46, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations! Ajh1492 (talk) 12:14, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Good Article promotion[edit]

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Thanks for all the work you did in making History of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569–1648) a certified "Good Article"! Your work is much appreciated.

In the spirit of celebration, you may wish to review one of the Good Article nominees that someone else nominated, as there is currently a backlog, and any help is appreciated. All the best, – Quadell (talk)

Re: fixing references[edit]

If you like this, you can easily gain access to those scripts. Check this and this. Let me know if you have any questions! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 17:17, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Discussion question?[edit]

If this is meant as a discussion question, can you post it on article's talk? I'll reply there. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 00:30, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Re: Hugo Kołłątaj review[edit]

Nope, all's fine, many thanks. One day you may want to try WP:GAN reviews, they are enjoyable too - and badly backlogged... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:03, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Constitution of May 3, 1791 and History of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1764–1795)[edit]

I've mostly finished my works on the Constitution article (at least, for now). As I go into much detail on the background, this covers, from a political angle at least, much of the History of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1764–1795). I thought you may want to review that, and perhaps see if there is any scope for some expansion of both articles based on one another? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 22:52, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Talk:History of Poland in the Early Modern era[edit]

Please see the discussion there. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 20:35, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Prioritizing the history of articles is a good idea, as they are pretty high in the core topics. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 22:59, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Interviews for WPPOLAND[edit]

I thought I notified you about it before, but perhaps not. In that case, please consider participating in the Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/WikiProject desk/Interviews5 (due this weekend). You are one of our most active members, and the Signpost would love to hear from you too! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 19:36, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Number of sejmiks[edit]

Have you ever seen an estimate for the number of sejmiks? I've been trying to find one for a while, without any success. Just finished browsing Borucki's Sejmy i sejmiki..., a relatively disappointing work, and I am out of ideas. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 05:18, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. That's all I've been finding myself, too. You'd think somebody would have compiled a list somewhere... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 04:22, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

GA suggestion[edit]

I think (as noted at Talk:History_of_the_Polish–Lithuanian_Commonwealth_(1648–1764)#B-class), that this article is GA-class. How about you nominate it in the near future? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:58, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

How to deal with merging histories[edit]

Just add the {{Histmerge|NAME OF PAGE THE ARTICLE WAS CUT FROM}} to the new target article, and an admin will take care of it shortly. Let me know if this helps, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:20, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons[edit]

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Hi, you were one of 100+ Users who has commented on a living person Requested Move featuring diacritics (e.g. the é in Beyoncé Knowles) in the last 30 days. Following closure of Talk:Stephane Huet RM, a tightening of BLP guidelines is proposed. Your contribution is invited to WT:BLP to discuss drafting a proposal for tightening BLP accuracy guidelines for names. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:04, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Feel free to duplicate this invite on the pages of others who have commented, for or against. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:08, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

GA review started[edit]

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Hello, Orczar. You have new messages at Talk:History_of_the_Polish–Lithuanian_Commonwealth_(1648–1764)/GA1.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

(also Piotr if you're interested) Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 09:38, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Hey Orczar; I know you're quite active in work for early medieval Poland history; and youve done great stuff.

However, I think the Ukrainian origins of Slavs has been an unproven dogma which continues to be propagated by eastern European scholarship which still uses outdated and inflexible methodology. might I refer you to some of the works of S Brather regarding the origin of western Slavs. Essentially, we can colnclude the western Slavs originate in their respective territories, and not in Russia, or the Pripyat, etc (but without recourse to the also outdated and sometimes nationalist-driven approaches of the Polish Autochthonists)

Na Zdravye Slovenski Volk (talk) 02:27, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Yes, he has done some good work, including an artilce very recently (I can email to you if you wish). Basically,the apparent depopulation of Poland at teh end of the "Przeworsk" culture was a phenomenon experience throughout all Europe in post-Roman period, although less so in the south (Italy, Spain, southern Gaul, Greek littoral). Perhaps there was changes in social structure and material forms used which explains the apparent hiatus in the material record. Slovenski Volk (talk) 11:44, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Whats your personal email ? (you can email my wiki account so as to keep it confidential ) Slovenski Volk (talk) 11:19, 20 June 2012 (UTC)


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For your constant work on the Poland-related articles, on behalf of Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland, I award you the Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 1st class. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:13, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Orczar by Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here on 17:13, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

for your ongoing work on The New Jim Crow:[edit]

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Thanks for your meticulous and comprehensive edits to the page on The New Jim Crow — it covers a vitally important topic that needs to be understood by the world. [Salaam, groupuscule (talk) 19:26, 7 October 2012 (UTC)]

Discussion of interest[edit]

Perhaps you'd be interested in this. We have very few people who would be... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:07, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Assistance request neutrality dispute Haller's Blue Army (Poland) page[edit]

Hello, to resolve an ongoing neutrality dispute on the Blue Army (Poland) page, I'm requesting any assistance possible from experienced Wikipedia editors to look at the 'Controversies' section of the Blue Army page, and review the text for possible bias. I'm not an seasoned Wikipedia contributor myself, in fact I don't really edit much at all. But, when I came across the Blue Army page, I was taken aback by the blunt and inaccurate way in which the subject matter was portrayed! The list of possible neutrality violations is extensive, and due to my novice editor status all my past attempts to modify the text have been dismissed as being disruptive, and subsequently reversed:

Possible neutrality issues found on the Blue Army (Poland) 'Controversies' section: Neutrality Tag is constantly being taken down without reaching a final consensus on the subject matter. Weasel word are used to create an overall exaggerated impression of the events in question, and others are used to cast doubt on anything reported by the Polish side as being legitimate. POV and the use of questionable secondary source references, which contradict primary source accounts of the events. In this case the investigation conducted by the United States envoy to Poland Hugh S. Gibson and his subsequent State Department report on the issue. The American envoy found that: many of the newspaper reports alleging antisemitism were planted by the German and Soviet governments, and had been inflated or even based on hearsay and confabulation. Also, the envoy reported that many of the "pogroms" were in fact food riots, where an even larger number of Christian shops were ransacked. Undue Weight specific events are taken out of context, such as: abuse of civilians during the military campaign by the Blue Army troops is automatically labeled as antisemitic. Thus, taken out of context, when in fact looting was not only restricted to jewish households.

In the end, I understand that this is a difficult subject matter, and that some of the troops did engage in open antisemitism. But, by breaking the above listed neutrality rules, the editor (Faustian) who wrote much of the section, is creating a false picture of the Blue Army, in which the reader comes away with the bias impression that "Pogroming" is the only thing the Blue Army did.

Again, for a quick snapshot of the primary source's account of the events, please see the United States envoy Hugh S. Gibson Wikipedia page. And, thank you for any assistance in this matter. --68.191.79.36 (talk) 21:39, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

History of Poland for GA[edit]

I think the article may not be far from a GA. I'd like to give it some copyedit, and than nominate it, unless you think there are areas still lacking major development? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:17, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Star time[edit]

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You're welcome! Na zdrowie!

this WikiAward was given to Orczar by LudicrousTripe (talk) on 10:13, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Some cake for you[edit]

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Hope you like poppyseed cake. Thanks for making so many improvements to the history of Lithuania, Poland, and the Commonwealth. I've not had to check every one for neutrality and accuracy because it became clear long ago that you are a really careful editor. Best wishes. Novickas (talk) 21:16, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Last two cites on Historia Polski[edit]

Last two! Can't find 'em! This is the relevant issue of Polityka. As for the Gross interview: on styl.pl? really? And Domagalik writes for Wprost, yer? Well, on that assumption, I probed wprost.pl for "Jan T. Gross" and variations thereof, but I could not see the relevant article. Maybe I missed it. So I'm stuck! Any ideas? Pozdrawiam! LudicrousTripe (talk) 19:38, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Some articles disappear from the internet or are otherwise inaccessible. I'll take a look when I get a chance. Orczar (talk) 19:50, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dużo miłości Wikiowej dla Ciebie! (For your continuing work on History of Poland). Pozdrawiam z Londynu! LudicrousTripe (talk) 13:27, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Jan Sowa[edit]

Sowa's opinions are controversial and Wikipedia presents rather mainstream version of US or UK history, so why Sowa's opinions about Poland should be quoted?Xx236 (talk) 13:00, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Hi Orczar . Here [2] I have made few comments on issues I feel need slighlty further highlighting . Perhaps worth incorporating into the article if you have time (as I am concentrating on things down the 'other end' ). Regards (and let me know if the links I suggested are working or not, I can always email) Slovenski Volk (talk) 01:03, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

I shared Dropbox links for the archaeological approaches .. - which has Kobylinski's article, as well as the Beginnings of Europe which has a number of great articles, incl the "slavonization of southwestern Baltic " and it's suggesting of a later (700) date for sukow culture. The article on przeworsk culture and its end date i have previously emailed, and is anyhow common knowledge to be early 5th century. The Rosalund book I don't have, but u should be able to see the page on sukow and alleged links to undecorated Saxon pottery there (where he cites brather )12:07, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II[edit]

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II
For our freedom and yours

Welcome to the second issue of WikiProject Poland newsletter, the Monitor (named after the first Polish newspaper).

Our Project has been operational since 1 June, 2005, and also serves as the Poland-related Wikipedia notice board. I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions. We hope you will join us in them, if you haven't done so already! Unlike many other WikiProjects, we are quite active; we get close to a hundred discussion threads each year and we do a pretty good job at answering all issues raised. Last year we were featured in the Signpost, and our interviewer was amazed at our activity. In the end, however, even as active as we are, we are just a tiny group - you can easily become one of our core members!

In addition to a lively encyclopedic, Poland-related, English-language discussion forum, we have numerous useful tools that can be of use to you - and that you could help us maintain and develop:

  • we have an active assessment department. As of now, our project has tagged almost 83,000 pages as Poland-related - that's an improvement of over 3,000 new pages since the last newsletter. Out of which 30 still need a quality assessment, and 2,000, importance assessment. We have done a lot to clear the backlog here (3 years ago those numbers were 1,500 and 20,000, respectively). Can you help assess a few pages?
    • assessing articles is as easy as filling in the class= and importance= parameters on the talk page in the {{WPPOLAND|class=|importance=}} template. See here for a how-to guide.
  • once an article has an assessment template, it will appear in our article alerts and news feed, which provides information on which Poland-related articles are considered for deletion, move, or are undergoing a Good or Featured review. Watchlisting that feed, in addition to watchlisting our project's main page, is a good way to make sure you stay up to date on most Poland-related discussions.
  • you can also see detailed deletion discussions at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Poland (which is a good place to watchlist if you just want to stay up to date on possible deletions of Poland-related content)
  • we have also begun B-class quality reviews on our talk page, and if our activity increases, hopefully we will be able to institute our own A-class quality reviews. As of now, we have about 500 C-class articles in need of a B-class review. If you'd like to help with them, instructions for doing B-class reviews are to be found in point 10 of our assessment FAQ. In addition to this automated list, you are also encouraged to help review articles from our B-class reviews requested list found here.
  • also, those articles will be included in our cleanup listing, which allows us to see which top-importance articles are in need for attention, and so on. We have tens of thousands articles in need of cleanup there, so if you ever need something to do, just look at this gigantic list. (I am currently reviewing the articles tagged with notability, either proving them notable or nominating for deletion; there are still several dozens left if you want to help!).
  • did you know that newly created Poland-related articles are listed here. They need to be reviewed, often cleaned-up, occasionally nominated for deletion, and their creators may need to be welcomed and invited to our project if they show promise as new authors of Poland-related content.
  • we are maintaining a Portal:Poland
  • automated Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Popular pages lists the most popular Poland-related pages from the previous month(s)
  • Breaking news: we are looking for a Wikipedian in Residence for the New York City area. See Wikipedia:GLAM/Józef Piłsudski Institute of America for details.

This is not all; on our page you can find a list of useful templates (including userboxes), awards and other tools!


With all that said, how about you join our discussions at WT:POLAND? Surely, there must be something you could help others with, or perhaps you are in need of assistance yourself?

It took me three years to finish this issue. Feel free to help out getting the next one before 2017 by being more active in WikiProject management :)

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History of Poland (1945–89)‎[edit]

I asked you to refrain from over-using cryptic Soviet terminology which means nothing without a footnote like "right-wing nationalist deviation" because the same phrase was used in the preceeding sentence (quote): "nationalist" or other "deviationist" tendencies. Put it in your own words, will you? And don't write nonsensical summaries... unless you didn't quite get what I said. Thanks, Poeticbent talk 22:04, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

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History of Poland (1939–45)[edit]

Hi, Orczar. I noticed, you worked on History of Poland (1939–45) article every day non-stop for almost two months now since 24 May 2014. Would you like me to peer-review your work one of these days? If you think it might be a good idea, just let me know. Cheers, Poeticbent talk 03:59, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

April 3, 2015 update[edit]

Hi, Orczar. You are the only editor contributing to History of Poland (1939–45) article since last year. You made the newest one thousand (!) edits since 12 June 2014 ... with only 4 small touch-ups‎ by two others. I am troubled by the fact that in that period, you did not receive any editorial help whatsoever from our community. Meanwhile, the article has doubled in size; from 80,253 bytes on 12 June 2014, to 156,931 bytes today. – However, in spite of your unwavering devotion, the end result is troubling. A year ago I offered you a peer review.[3] No further discussion took place while the article size increased twofold! I noticed, the readership has also grown slightly in the last 90 days [4] which is a good sign, but the problems seem to be compounding. – The massive walls of text without section breaks are impossible to follow comfortably. The blue overlinking got a lot worse, taking the mind away from the main subject at each sentence. The pipes are less and less indicative of the target articles. Constant digressions have little to do with Poland's history ... as if you tried too hard to pack your knowledge into too little space. Please tell me, do you still consider this article to be at a temporary stage? Poeticbent talk 19:06, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

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Seasonal Greets![edit]

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Hello Orczar, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
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