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Hello Orestek! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Vox Rationis 04:12, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
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St. Mary of the Angels in Chicago[edit]

Very good work at this article. Keep it up! Arturo Cruz 04:52, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Tolerance Monument[edit]

With the reference from the Jerusalem Post that you added, I would say that notability is now asserted. That was the only roadblock, in my opinion. I put the reference into proper Wikipedia form (which is a bit tricky, so don't feel bad if you're not up on the technique — I have to check a "cheat sheet" myself, and I've done this a number of times), and I removed the warning tags. You're good to go. Realkyhick 17:29, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Welcome v.2[edit]

Hello, Orestek. I wanted to extend a personal welcome and let you know about potentially helpful resources.

If you are interested in Ukraine-related themes, you may want to check out the Ukraine Portal, particularly the Portal:Ukraine/New article announcements and Portal:Ukraine/Ukraine-related Wikipedia notice board. The New article announcements board is probably the most important and the most attended one. Please don't forget to announce there the new articles you create. Adding both boards to your watchlist is probably a good idea.

Finally, in case you are interested, similar boards exist at Russia portal as many editors contribute to topics related to both countries. The respective boards there are: Portal:Russia/New article announcements and Portal:Russia/Russia-related Wikipedia notice board. Of course there are also many other portals at Wikipedia or you may just get right into editing.

Again, welcome!--Riurik (discuss) 15:49, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

List of American artists[edit]

A tag has been placed on List of American artists, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done because the article appears to be a repost of material that was previously deleted following a deletion debate, such as articles for deletion. If you can indicate how List of American artists is different from the previously posted material, or if you can indicate why this article should not be deleted, I advise you to place the template {{hangon}} underneath the other template on the article, and also put a note on Talk:List of American artists saying why this article should stay. An admin should check for such edits before deleting the article. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Please read our criteria for speedy deletion, particularly item 4 under General criteria. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself. We welcome your help in trying to improve Wikipedia, and we request you to follow these instructions.

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of American artists. There is currently a discussion taking place on the article talk page with a view to recreating this list in a more viable format. It should not be recreated until consensus on this has been reached. I am also not happy about the large number of red links you placed on the list, as this is meant for notable artists, who would normally have their own article. Red links are likely to be removed if there is no evidence presented of notability. Tyrenius 01:46, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your Poland-related contributions[edit]

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Hello Orestek! 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  18:00, 28 April 2007 (UTC)


Hello! I wantedd to tell you that I am adding the link to Tolerance Monument to List of places in Jerusalem instead of Jerusalem, since I think that is a more appropriate place for it. I also was interested in reading your Polish church article. As I passed by on the way to O'Hare, I would always pass by and wonder about those grandiose buildings. Best, nadav 23:55, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Polish Cathedral style[edit]

Great article to add, thanks. KP Botany 19:35, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Dobre rady[edit]

Use categories and list your articles here to bring them to a wider audience.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  21:32, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Excellent idea, Piotr. I'm just fascinated by this article and these churches. There must be plenty folks reading Did You Know would like to know about. KP Botany 21:35, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (Pittsburgh)[edit]

Updated DYK query On 30 April, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (Pittsburgh), 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.

--howcheng {chat} 06:54, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Synagogues in Israel[edit]

While not an expert on the matter, I am sure a large number of synagogues in Israel (mostly older ones I suspect) are built in styles from the diaspora. However, synagogues in Europe were usually not built to be as large or imposing as the churches. For more information, I would ask someone more knowledgable about such things. Maybe Chesdovi or someone else at Wikipedia:WikiProject Judaism. nadav 16:28, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

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Avondale, Chicago[edit]

I was thinking about music samples, not pronunciation. Believe me, my voice is not intented to such samples :) However, I have requested Halibutt to do so. Thanks and best regards. —Visor (talk · contribs) 08:20, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Joseph Molitor (architect)[edit]

I was wondering what your plans are for this article. At present it needs reliable sources to show some level of notability. Without it, it could face deletion. I did not mark it for deletion but someone else may. JodyB talk 00:51, 30 May 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 31 May, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Supraśl Lavra, 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.

--ALoan (Talk) 10:27, 31 May 2007 (UTC)


Great stuff. you should think about giving tours!


Suprasl was not recognized as a lavra in the Russian Empire. Numerous Orthodox monasteries claim to have been called lavras from times immemorial, but that doesn't make the title official. We should always take ecclesiastical legends with a grain of salt. --Ghirla-трёп- 18:23, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Cleveland's ecclesiastical architecture[edit]

Thanks for that contribution. EurekaLott has unilaterally struck a lot of material out of that article that they felt didn't belong. It's too bad they don't rely on Wikipedia's policies and guidelines as much as they do on their preferences. Makes it hard for people making good faith and properly supported edits. MARussellPESE 02:45, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes. I'm more familiar with the Wilmette House of Worship than most. I lived within ten miles of it for fifteen years, and spent a year-long internship there while in college. Have you visited?
One thing I think is very interesting is that the interior and exterior concrete work is of decidedly distinct styles in detail, with the exterior Sullivanesque and the interior more Deco, yet they blend quite naturally. Louis Bourgeois is credited with the building, but he didn't finish plans for the interior prior to his demise. The interior was designed in the late '40s by Alfred Shaw of Shaw, Metz & Dolio. The successful blending of these styles is a credit to Shaw, and something I should add to those articles.
Cheers, MARussellPESE 00:38, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

William J. Brinkmann[edit]

Thanks for this article. Looks like you contribute quite a few! Could you provide the reference for your information? I found little on Google, probably because this is not too recent. thanks! Gaff ταλκ 07:31, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

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For your finely written, referenced contributions. Gaff ταλκ 08:18, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Belz, Coat of Arms[edit]

In my opinion, two images of Belz Coat of Arms (1508 and 1772) ought to be presented in the article (like in Polish version). I am trying to add an image of Belz Coat of Arms, 1508 but unfortunately without success. Would you be so kind to do it ? All the best, Mibelz 17:53, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

WP:WPChi ratings[edit]

(also posted on WP:WPChi talk page) I would be cautious with just changing importance ratings merely because of AIA inclusion. By default an individual building listed on the National Register of Historic Places gets a "mid" and those not but listed as Chicago Landmarks by the city are listed as low. Chicago architecture represents the cumulative importance of all the individual buildings, archictects, styles, techniques, etc. Many individual buildings may be high for international cultural reasons. However, don't go down a road similar to the WP:ILIKEIT used in deletion discussions for changing our ratings. Review our assessment scale for more info as suggested above. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 18:10, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

St. John Cantius in Chicago[edit]

Thanks for contributions to St. John Cantius in Chicago. Also, thanks for calling our attention to this ratings oversight. During ratings often cursory glances at pages are used to determine a rating that follows an article around. Unfortunately, due to the limited volunteer manpower available in comparison to the volumes of work to be done this is necessary. If you have any further rating problems, call our attention to them at WP:CHIASSESS. I have set up a new section for importance assessments and reassessments. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 16:50, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes. Thanks a lot indeed! Anchorite 16:20, 8 August 2007 (UTC)


Can you send me to the proper links for St. Mary of the Angels & St. Stanislaus Kostka. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 16:53, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Neighborhood/Community area[edit]

Generally, a Landmark District should have its own page if at all possible. Many people feel very strongly about neighborhoods having separate articles from the official Community areas of Chicago. In general we have been at a pretty good equilibrium with respect to this issue. What neighborhoods did you redirect?

Sign up at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago#Members.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 17:19, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Six corners[edit]

I am going to put the six corners on the WP:WPChi discussion notice section. Let's see if anyone has an opinion about the merger. Gladstone was a good merger, IMO. Six corners may have enough meat to stand on its own.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 16:05, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Taste of Polonia[edit]

I saw your new Taste of Polonia article. Do you think you could convert it to inline citations where a footnote immediately follows the claim needing to be cited? Many of the other pages in the newly created section of WP:CHICAGO use this format and the WP:CHICOTW uses inline citations. It would be helpful if you do this on this article and for future articles.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 20:29, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Gateway Theatre (Chicago)[edit]

Gateway Theatre (Chicago) has the same problem as the above article. The problem with an article with a bunch of interesting facts that are not cited inline is when the WP:NPP guys come by and look at your page they may see it has a lot of interesting claims that they can't find very easily. If the line was too long at Starbucks that day, they might WP:AFD your page because they don't know how to find all your claims. If they are interested in putting you to work they might tag it with all kinds of things that make your article look bad like {{unreferenced}}, {{Citations missing}}, {{cleanup}} or {{wikify}}. Whether or not they put these tags on the article they might put it on a watchlist to be AFDed in 6 months or a year as unsourced blatherings. I strongly encourage you to cite the articles inline while you remember where all the interesting facts came from.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 20:49, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Old Irving Park[edit]

May I ask why you moved Old Irving Park, Chicago to Irving Park, Chicago? I live in the neighborhood and we always call it Old Irving Park. --Ephilei 03:19, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Overuse of See Also[edit]

Hi Orestek, not to be nit-picky, but instead of using See Also sections to connect your articles, please consider just mentioning them inline, or creating (or using existing) categories, infoboxes and templates. Ask TonyTheTiger for advice in this regard. Speciate 05:43, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Pic on Polish Wikipedia[edit]

My understanding of pics is limited; Kranar drogin or IvoShandor are the go-to guys on that. Speciate 05:57, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Katedra PNKK w Chicago[edit]

  • Zdjęcie Katedry Wszystkich Świętych Polskiego Narodowego Kościoła Katolickiego w Chicago została wgrana na Wikipedia Commons.

Image:Former All Saints Cathedral, Chicago.jpg. Pozdrawiam.

Flag of Poland.svg Michcik 15:32, 3 September 2007 (Warszawa) Poland

  • Ciesze się, że podjęłeś próbę stworzenia angielskiego hasła o katedrze PNKK w Chicago. Hasła związane z Polskim Narodowym Kościołem Katolickim (PNCC) są mi niezwykle bliskie, bowiem jako członek Kościoła Polskokatolickiego (Polish Catholic Church), jestem też członkiem PNCC. Narazie jednak opisuje głównie parafie i katedry Kościoła Polskokatolickiego. Wyrażenie "Cement Stone", można przetłumaczyć jako "cegła".

Flag of Poland.svg Michcik 19:08, 7 September 2007 (Warszawa) Poland

  • Opisywanie kościołów PNKK (Polski Narodowy Kościół Katolicki (PNCC)) jest dla mnie troche niełatwe, ponieważ nie znam, aż tak dobrze języka angielskiego. Ciesze się natomiast, że ty interesujesz się Kościołami PNKK (PNCC). Spróbuje skontaktować się z ks. bp dr Janem Dawidziukiem, ale nie wiem czy zna on na tyle dobrze j.polski. Wierni Kościoła Polskokatolickiego (jak pisałem Kościół Polskokatolicki (PCC)) jest w unii z PNCC) z obawą obserwują zanik polskich tradycji, obrzędów i języka w działalności parafii PNCC. Jest nam przykro, że narodowi katolicy ze Stanów Zjednoczonych i Kamady rezygnują z liturgii w j.polskim, oraz że oba kościoły nie współpracują ściśle ze sobą. A ty Orestek jesteś członkiem Polskiego Narodowego Kościoła Katolickiego, jeżeli tak to z jakiej parafii i czy w waszym kościele są kultywowane jakieś polskie tradycje, obrzędowe lub językowe?

A to moja parafia: Katedra PCC św. Ducha w Warszawie

Flag of Poland.svg Michcik 21:39, 8 September 2007 (Warszawa) Poland

  • Bardzo się ciesze i dziękuje za zainteresowanie Polskim Narodowym Kościołem Katolickim. Szkoda, ze juz tak mało polaków w Stanach Zjednoczonych wie o istnieniu PNCC. Jeszcze raz dziękuje za przekład artykułu o kotadrze PNCC w Chicago. Spróbuje więc nawiązać z bp Dawidziukiem korespondencje w j.polskim - może uda mi się uzyskać od niego jakieś ciekawe informacje lub fotografie.

Flag of Poland.svg Michcik 19:14, 17 September 2007 (Warszawa) Poland

Holy Trinity Church[edit]

Odczytałem Twój wpis na mojej stronie w pl-wiki na temat Kościoła św. Trójcy. Masz absolutnie rację, że trzeba to hasło po polsku rozbudować i chyba mogę to zrobić, ale za chwilę, bo pracuję teraz nad innym projektem. Rozumiem, że Twój polski to jest Twój Second Language, ale radzisz sobie znakomicie, brawo! Ja dość rzadko zjawiam się na swojej stronie w en-wiki, dlatego raczej proszę o kontakt na mailu: You may use both Polish and English language, I shall respond. Pozdrawiam belissarius 03:41, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Polish Cathedral[edit]

...redirected to Polish Cathedral Style. Przeczytałem - bardzo dobry artykuł, gratuluję! W wolnej chwili (bo teraz pracuję nad hasłem Austro-Węgierska Marynarka Wojenna, przede wszystkim w oparciu o artykuły w en-wiki i de-wiki) jeśli pozwolisz zajmę się tłumaczeniem "Polskiego stylu katedralnego" na język polski. And one more thing - Orestek, please, do not call me "Panie Belissarius"! W wikipedii nie ma "panów". Ty jesteś Orestek, ja Belissarius i to wystarczy. Nobody's age counts, OK? Pozdrawiam serdecznie belissarius 19:30, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Merge templates[edit]

The date syntax is: {{Merge|other arguments|date=August 2007}}, but if you leave the date off it will be added by a WP:BOT. Rich Farmbrough, 10:57 18 September 2007 (GMT).


I wonder if the average English speaker knows what Polonia means. There was a category, "Chicagoans", that was replaced with "People from Chicago" because (it was argued that) people from outside Chicago wouldn't know that it wasn't Chicagoers, Chicagoites or Chicagoians or whatever. As an example, what are people from Seattle called?

Anyway, since nearly all the other members of the Category:Diasporas have the word "diaspora" in them, and no others use their native language's word for it, "Polonia" stands alone. Is diaspora a distastful word for Poles? If not, what objections do you foresee with renaming the category "Polish diaspora"? Thanks, Speciate 02:02, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Polonia would be fine as the title of the article on the Polish community outside of eatern Europe, but as a category I am sure "Polish diaspora" would be better received. Anyway, there's no rush to change anything, maybe I'll look around at other ethnic groups' talk pages for inspiration. Speciate 18:18, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Flags you have seen[edit]

It’s good for me that you’ve visited both the Czech republic and PR, because this allows me to easily compare their flags. Many similarities, but also many differences

Along these lines it is also good for me that you have visited both Poland and Monaco. (though naturally, I thought at first that one of these flags was Indonesia’s flag) (I often forget which of these flags have red on top, and which have white on top.). Since you’ve already visited the Ukraine, you only need to go to Sweden to accomplish a rare flag hat trick. (I class these two together because their flags share the same colors. If they play a televised soccer match against each other, videotape it for me). Or since you’ve already visited Lithuania, you could accomplish this feat by visiting any number of nations with red, green, and yellow flags. I have studied flags, because I think they are symbols that tell us something about people who use them.

You’ve been around, haven’t you?

George Pelly-Bosela GPelly-Bosela 04:35, 4 October 2007 (UTC) (U.K., Ireland, Iberian Peninsula, far West Africa, and nearby island, time)

Poles in Chicago[edit]

What are all those names, such as Trojcowo, Stanislawowo, etc? Speciate 07:47, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Not to be a killjoy, but since this is the English Wikipedia, I suggest using the English names. Even better than those lists would be a nice map. Speciate 08:04, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Okay, perhaps one of those nifty sortable lists like in List of tallest buildings in Chicago? I mention these things because I don't what some random person tagging your article for Original Research. Speciate 08:16, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Mayfair (Metra)[edit]

Thanks for your edit on Mayfair (Metra) station. It would certainly best for somebody who's actually from the Chicago Metropolitan Area to work on articles relating to these stations, but I still found a great deal of them to be fascinating. Just out of curiosity, can you get an image of the station to submit to that article? I notice that Metra doesn't have one for their official website. ----DanTD (talk) 02:38, 4 February 2008 (UTC)


Good work with the addition of the Parks subsection to the city article. I noticed that you have made a link to the Chicago Parks District. I fixed the link, but the article is kind of a mess. Would you be interested in overhauling it? Ryecatcher773 (talk) 05:59, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Milwaukee Avenue[edit]

Nasze zasoby zdjęciowe z dawnych lat są ubogie. Z podobnym pytaniem przyszła do nas dziewczyna, która robi dyplom z tematu "Dziennik Związkowy" i też szuka zdjęć. Ona nie miała wysokich wymagań, więc posłużyła się reprodukcjami z gazety; tu jednak będzie trudniej. Niemniej zapraszam do naszej redakcji, może wspólnie coś wymyślimy. Namiary są takie:

  1. adres 5711 N Milwaukee (między Brynmawr i Austin),
  2. telefon do mnie (773) 763-3343 #242,
  3. najlepszy termin to każdy piątek godz. 12 w południe.

Z wypadku wyszedłem, wszystko dobrze, dziękuję, pozdrawiam i do zobaczenia. Piotr Domaradzki belissarius (talk) 00:16, 10 March 2008 (UTC)


Cześć, ucieszyłam się, że zechciałeś zamieścić moje zdjęcia w artykule, a przede wszystkim tym, że na en taki artykuł powstał :-) Niestety, posiadam bardzo marne umiejętności techniczne i nie umiem przenieść zdjęć na Commons. Wpisałam się do dyskusji w Ludźmierzu, ale bez skutku. A Ty nie mógłbyś mi pomóc? pozdrawiam serdecznie, Jadwiga —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:18, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Dzięki za instrukcję. W czwartek (wieczorem) postaram się, aby zdjęcia były. Dam Ci znać jak się uda (jak nie, to też :-) pozdr. Jadwiga —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:17, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Witam, zdjęcia są na Commons: serdecznie pozdrawiam, Jadwiga —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:41, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Our Lady of Manaoag[edit]

Thanks for your thoughts on Our Lady. It is not just for culture but she is so powerful and my life had been centered on her. I gave up in commons since the international laws on copyright are so tough. I dream and hope that the article of Our Lady of Manaoag will have a pics. Flickr does have many there and commons allow it[1]. But there are lots of tiger admins there. And Flick uploading is not that simple, it has long FAQs. So, I suggest, that you get another if not from Flickr, and go thru a kind administrator here, not in commons. The Coffee, our Filipino admin is kind one, and others too. So, please go ahead, be the one to upload it with my suggestion. There is nothing wrong if they delete it. Regards. - --Florentino floro (talk) 07:07, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Alright, MADE. Please pray that this image from commons I just uploaded,[2] will be there forever. It is for the benefit of all. Our Lady of Manaoag --Florentino floro (talk) 08:37, 2 May 2008 (UTC)


Just stopping by with cookies for those editors who started new articles today. --Rosiestep (talk) 23:54, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Top Importance Chicago Articles[edit]

If you want to help me choose Category:Top-importance Chicago articles, come comment at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago/Assessment#Current_Top-importance_Candidates by June 5th.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 13:52, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

WP:CHICAGO survey[edit]


You have been marked as an inactive member of WP:CHICAGO since you have not updated your status at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/members. If you consider yourself either an active or semi-active member of the project please correct your status. If you consider yourself a member you may want to get involved in the Wikipedia:Meetup/Chicago 3. Also, if you are a member, be advised that the project is now trying to keep all the project's WP:PR, WP:FAC, WP:FAR, WP:GAR, WP:GAC WP:FLC, WP:FLRC, WP:FTC, WP:FPOC, WP:FPC, and WP:AFD discussion pages in one location at the new Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/Review page. Please help add any discussion you are aware of at this location.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 16:28, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

WP:CHICAGO leadership[edit]

This month you have indicated new or continuing interest in WP:CHICAGO as either an active or semi-active member. The response to the project membership survey was strong enough that we should attempt to organize it in a more fully functional way. Please sign up at Wikipedia:CHICAGO/leadership if you would be willing to serve as a leader of the project from September 1, 2008 to February 28, 2009. The various leadership responsibilities are listed there. The roles will be somewhat similar to the roles of Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators. We are a less mature and developed project than WP:MILHIST however, so our division of roles will be slightly different. Please respond by the 23rd.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 18:51, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Re:Lithuanians in Chicago[edit]

Hello. No problem, just doing my job :) M.K. (talk) 10:02, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Nelson Algren[edit]

You asked

Is this the preferred standard on wikipedia or just a personal stylistic preference [?]

The answer is neither; it's bcz of a problem i've never encountered before, and i'm guessing you missed what i put on the talk page at Talk:Nelson Algren#Quotation problems (8 hours ago; don't be distracted by my less relevant cmts in the subsection, 1 hour ago). If you read it and don't follow me, ask me a question or two.
--Jerzyt 04:14, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Sorry, i meant to say i will look closer at the specific change you asked about & respond pronto.
    --Jerzyt 04:16, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
  • OK, lemme see. You ask about my removal of
    His writing's central focus on the area's Polish American underclass against the background of prevalent anti-immigrant xenophobia was taken by Poles as anti-Polonism
That's part of a sentence with two independent clauses, and i moved the 2nd of those clauses to a later point; that may have been a mistake, getting confused between the two novels mentioned as controversial.
As to the first clause, i tried to find its basis in the source (in order to reword it) and IIRC came to believe it doesn't map to a single sentence, which is why i moved it since for me fixing was too big a job, and my purpose was to deal with the quotation problems. Were you the editor who contributed it? Can we collaborate on rewording it?
--Jerzyt 04:44 & 05:08, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
  • I just struck thru above my confused account of my being confused; my confusion of titles didn't affect any of the article text, as far as i can see.
    --Jerzyt 05:08, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
  • I'm about 5-10 minutes from sleeping, but if you don't have another plan, i'd be helped tomorrow if -- assuming you can easily locate the passages, i assume in the cited Chicago Talk page, that you relied on in composing your version of the sentence i gave up on -- & show me. It's pretty long, so it may help a lot to identify each with the number of its bulleted section (counting within the series of them) and the number of its 'graph (counting within the series of them in its bulleted section) -- My thot is that sometimes the context a sentence lies within clarifies or changes its meaning, so it helps to be able to count the way to each.
    --Jerzyt 07:37, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Talk-page ToC[edit]

I get no table of contents on this talk page, and unless you intentionally caused that, my guess is that it's a wanted or unwanted side effect of the Welcome in the lead section, and you may be able regain your ToC by either editing in __TOC__ at the start of a line, or removing the welcome, say to a new subpage User talk:Orestek/Welcome. Especially where there are many sections and some accumulate edits after new sections get added, it helps cut down on the scrolling effort for you and others who come here. (I've given myself a 4-year disqualification from criticizing failure to archive old talk -- can you guess why? -- so i'll say no more about reducing the number of sections.) Ask me questions or use Help:help if that doesn't make sense.
--Jerzyt 08:04, 23 September 2008 (UTC)


What article are you talking about.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 23:59, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

  • I do not watch that article. It is too high volume and would consume most of my productive time. Feel free to improve it.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 00:06, 2 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.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:58, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics GA[edit]

Thanks for being one of the many people who contributed to this article on its way to WP:GA status.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 17:13, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Chicago subsection on public art and monuments[edit]

Thanks for creating the subsection and the work that went into the initial list. Pknkly (talk) 22:56, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

confused by addition at Bahá'í_Faith_by_country#Kazakhstan[edit]

While the country does need to be in the list - thanks - the content is considerable. Normally we just include the intro paragraph as it is a summary of the whole article. Smkolins (talk) 18:04, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for clean up of Architecture of Chicago[edit]

Thanks for setting the columns for the "Styles and schools" section. I would have done it, but didn't know how until I saw how you did it. So, I guess it is also a thanks for the lesson. Pknkly (talk) 01:19, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Category:Top-importance Chicago articles[edit]

For the rest of this month we are looking for more candidates to be promoted to Category:Top-importance Chicago articles. We are hoping to bring the list of category members to a total of 50. Either you have participated in past votes and discussions or you have recently signed up to be a part of WP:CHICAGO. In either case, please come visit Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Chicago/Assessment where we are determining who to add to the September 1st ballot. Some candidate debates have lingered, but there are many new ones from the project's top 50 according to the Wikipedia:Release Version 0.7. Help us determine which pages to add to the ballot.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 04:01, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

WP:CHICAGO voting for Top-importance Chicago articles[edit]

Feel free to come vote at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago/Assessment#Current_Top-importance_Candidates for our next Category:Top-importance Chicago articles. Voting continues until September 10 and nominations/discussions are ongoing for future ballot candidates at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Chicago/Assessment.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 01:51, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Tadeusz Żukotyński[edit]

I've done a little bit of work on the Tadeusz Żukotyński article and am trying to get references included -- do you have the sources you used to write this originally? Sweet kate (talk) 19:42, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Chicago[edit]

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Regarding this deletion notice, I placed the speedy deletion request on the page when this sort of garbage was still around. However, in the same minute that I placed the request, another user simply reverted the spam (I confess to not paying enough attention to notice that it was a simple redirect before the spammer appeared). This is why, seconds later, I withdrew the request. Hope this solves your question. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 21:52, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
No problem. Sorry for causing you undue confusion. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 18:14, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Hangon Template[edit]

Just placing {{hangon}} on the article doesn't cut it. You need to give reasons why it shouldn't be speedy-deleted on the article's talk page. Thewtfchronicles (talk) 08:08, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Expansion of the article isn't the issue here. An article can be huge and filled with info and not be notable. When you put the {{hangon}} template on a page that's been tagged for speedy deletion, you're supposed to then list your reasons for opposing its deletion on the talk page, not add more content. Thewtfchronicles (talk) 08:22, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Polish minority in France[edit]

I'll try to find more sourced informations to add to the article, e.g. names of Polish organizations in Northern France. I'm currently an active member of the Jewish Labour Bund Task Force and I mostly write on related subjects, but I'm interested in all minorities. If I can help you translating sources in French, tell me.--Pylambert (talk) 01:53, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: St. Mary of the Angels in Chicago[edit]

Sorry, my bad. I'm just starting to use Huggle and I haven't fully developed my sense of when something is wandalism. I'm getting better, but I'm still getting waaay too many false positives (too many = more than 0). :( - Pingveno 17:56, 25 November 2009 (UTC)


Hello I moved your comment from Wikipedia:WikiProject Bahá'í Faith to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Bahá'í Faith; it seems like a more appropriate venue for your helpful suggestion. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 12:44, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Polish parishes in USA[edit]

Piszę artykuły o polonijnych parafiach w USA. Zacząłem pisać w j. angielskim Polish-American Roman Catholic parishes in New England, ale w związku z "wojną" z przeciwnikami "parishes" zaprzestałem chwilowo i pisze tylko na polskiej Wikipedii pl:Kategoria:Polonijne parafie rzymskokatolickie w Stanach Zjednoczonych W tej chwili kończę parafie w Illinois. Może jesteś zainteresowany w tworzeniu lub tłumaczeniu na j. angielski napisanych juz artykułów? Lista tych parafii jest na mojej witrynie Roman Catholic Parishes of Polish Ethnicity in USA. Happy New Year 2010! --WlaKom (talk) 11:51, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

What book is “Smith 2008”?[edit]

Hi, you added reference to “Smith 2008” to Abrahamic religions, but it's unclear what you meant by that and the link doesn't work. That article lists only Smith 1998. Could you specify the reference better? Thanks. Svick (talk) 19:07, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. I added the book to the article. Svick (talk) 23:59, 16 January 2010 (UTC)


I am having trouble finding evidence of Wacławowo in Avondale. There don't appear to be any sources; is it possible that the spelling is off? Speciate (talk) 06:04, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

  • The sourcing is insufficient, failing WP:V. Speciate (talk) 18:14, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Chicago Meetup and update[edit]

Last fall you indicated that you continue to be active with WP:CHICAGO. If you continue to be active please update your active date at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/members. Also, we are planning a Chicago Meetup. If you will be able to attend the meetup from 10:30-11:45 a.m. on Saturday May 1, 2010 at the UIC Student Center West, please sign as an indication of your intent.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 04:25, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Silent pictures[edit]

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Cut and paste move of Pulaski Park[edit]

Hi, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you recently tried to give Pulaski Park a different title by copying its content and pasting either the same content, or an edited version of it, into Pulaski Park (Omaha). This is known as a "cut and paste move", and it is undesirable because it splits the page history, which is needed for attribution and various other purposes. Instead, the software used by Wikipedia has a feature that allows pages to be moved to a new title together with their edit history.

In most cases, once your account is four days old and has ten edits, you should be able to move an article yourself using the "Move" tab at the top of the page. This both preserves the page history intact and automatically creates a redirect from the old title to the new. If you cannot perform a particular page move yourself this way (e.g. because a page already exists at the target title), please follow the instructions at requested moves to have it moved by someone else. Also, if there are any other pages that you moved by copying and pasting, even if it was a long time ago, please list them at Wikipedia:Cut and paste move repair holding pen. Thank you. • Gene93k (talk) 16:43, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Zakopane Style of Architecture[edit]

Thank you for creating this interesting article. Remember - you can nominate above-stub, well-referenced articles you create at T:TDYK for a chance of front page exposure! Also, please consider adding more inline citations to the articles you create, per WP:V. Thanks! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 22:45, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

  • Thanks Piotrus! Consider it done!--Orestek (talk) 02:58, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Zakopane Style architecture at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know!

Can you add footnotes for the two buildings mentioned in the hook, in Łódź and Saldutiškis? --Dbratland (talk) 04:32, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

  • The citations should go in the article, not on the DYK nominations page. See Rule #3 at WP:WIADYK, "The hook fact must be cited in the article with an inline citation, since inline citations are used to support specific statements in an article. The hook fact must have an inline citation right after it since the fact is an extraordinary claim; citing the hook fact at the end of the paragraph is not acceptable." So you would just want to put those footnotes at the end of the first paragraph of the Outside of the Polish Highlands section of the article.

    Unfortunately, another editor has pointed out that the article was not nominated within 5 days of creation. However this rule is not that rigid, see Wikipedia:Did you know/New article. I would argue that if you can get the hook cited in the article, it should be OK. --Dbratland (talk) 17:51, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Zakopane Style architecture[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:04, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Chicago Literature[edit]

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  • Wikipedia rules clearly state "Since both Wikipedia and Wikitravel are now licensed under the Attribution ShareAlike license, appropriate content can be shared between the two." Why have you deleted this content?--Orestek (talk) 06:32, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
I've replied to your question at my talk page. First Light (talk) 16:16, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Hello. This question was raised at Wikipedia talk:Copyright problems. First and foremost, Wikipedia articles do not constitute "Wikipedia rules." Wikitravel is an article and is hosted in the main "namespace". Wikipedia's "rules", its policies and guidelines, are hosted in project namespace. Please do not view anything you read in an article as definitive on Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. That said, you can incorporate content from Wikitravel (which is not a Wikipedia project), but you can only do so if you follow the licensing terms. Incorporating the content without acknowledging the source is a violation of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license, and accordingly it is a violation of their copyright. Additionally, it is a problem under Wikipedia:Plagiarism. Content cannot be copied from any source, even if public domain, without acknowledging the copying. If Wikitravel were one of the projects of the Wikimedia Foundation (it is not; you can see a comprehensive list of these at wmf:Our projects), handling would be slightly different, in accordance with Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia. In that case, attribution is not given on the article's face. When it is copied from other wikis or websites, it must be.
I will correct attribution in this case. If you have copied from any other compatibly licensed source, please be sure to go back and attribute them properly, if you have not, so that they will no longer infringe the copyright of those sources. If you have copied from public domain sources, please ensure they comply with Wikipedia:Plagiarism. Thank you. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 15:53, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Chicago literature[edit]

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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.

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Contributions to Art Deco gallery[edit]

Hello, Orestek. Thanks for your substantial addition to the gallery section at Art Deco. I'm wondering if maybe the section is now not a little, well, too much. I'm not sure I've seen one quite as large on Wikipedia. One way we might be able to fix this is by removing some of the images that are already commonly used on Wikipedia — like the shot of the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, which already appears on 27 other pages. When I set up the gallery, I tried to use images that were unique to the gallery. Also, I tried to spread the examples out over the areas of architecture, trains/cars, ephemera/graphic arts. By adding so many architectural examples — and putting them all in at the top, squeezing the "blended" images down to the bottom — that balance is now out of kilter. Do you think you might trim back some of your contributions to eliminate repetitive ones, and then distribute them throughout the gallery so the top is not so architecture-heavy? Thanks. Cordially — HarringtonSmith (talk) 19:18, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

I also included architect/designer credits in each caption where they existed. Could you provide that information in your entries, please? Thanks. — HarringtonSmith (talk) 19:23, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Will do. I already removed a few of the images, and will get to work filling in the entries.--Orestek (talk) 02:35, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
If I can be of any help, let me know. I found the architect on the Snowdon theatre, if you need it. — HarringtonSmith (talk) 02:54, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Love the Brownie camera and the Oyster Bar, BTW! — HarringtonSmith (talk) 02:58, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks- that'd be great! Please fill in and redo any of the captions to make them as complete as possible--Orestek (talk) 03:20, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
I added some architect and date details to some of the captions, and rearranged a few others so they'd fill out the lines better and hence stack better. I came up bone dry on Shaw's Oyster Bar, both architect and year. I'd like you to consider a few more deletions: the Rivoli Theatre, the Canadian Supreme Court and St. Wenceslaus are not as emblematic of the style as they could be; with this many photos in the gallery, and the vast universe of art deco to choose from, I think each image needs to be totally spot-on Deco. In the same vein, isn't Metropolis considered more Expressionistic than Art Deco? Also, that particular image is not from the Commons and so will need a Fair Use Rationale posted for it if it stays. I have more detail work to do, but tonight I'm beat. — HarringtonSmith (talk) 06:23, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Hi. I restored the original 16 images to the top of the gallery because their positions in the rows were carefully chosen to spread the categories — architecture, ephemera/graphic arts, transportation and wall sculpture — out in a balanced, structured way; since the body of new images is still in flux, every time an image was added or deleted at the top, it changed the careful stacking of the original 16. I also substituted two closer shots: the statue in Poland and the Buffalo Union Station. The closer shots provide more detail and therefore are (and I hate this term) "more encyclopedic." Hope that's okay; put 'em back if you disagree.
I'm still concerned we have too many images. The image gallery guidelines say: "Images in a gallery should be carefully selected, avoiding similar or repetitive images, unless a point of contrast or comparison is being made. Just as we seek to ensure that the prose of an article is clear, precise and engaging, galleries should be similarly well-crafted. See 1750–1795 in fashion for an example of a good use of galleries. However, Wikipedia is not an image repository. A gallery is not a tool to shoehorn images into an article, and a gallery consisting of an indiscriminate collection of images of the article subject should generally either be improved in accordance with the above paragraph or moved to Wikimedia Commons." If it were my planet, we'd have a hundred images in it, and they'd be larger, too. But what I'm afraid of is some Barney Fife from the Wikipedia Thought Police coming in and taking offense to a 37-image gallery and dumping the whole thing. Or maybe worse, taking it upon him/herself to choose which few s/he feels are appropriate.
I don't know what our final image-count goal should be. 32 might be a good first step, then maybe 28 after that. The largest gallery I ever saw was at Alexander Calder and it got eradicated — though I think there were copyright issues as well as gallery size. Here's a list of shots I'm looking at for adjustment:
Original 16 images
  • Phillips radio — I see better, more emblematic deco radios on old radio websites, but the photos are all copyrighted. On the plus side, it is an example of industrial design and if we replace it, I'd like to replace it with another, better, radio
  • Municipal auditorium chandelier — Love the subject but the photo quality is C–
  • Teatro Eden — Great building, but photo needs cropping; easy enough, I guess
19 new images
  • Coliseu do Porto — Great building, but terrible oblique angle on it. No detail visible except on the tower
  • Oyster Bar — Much as I love this shot, particularly the colors, I'm wondering if it's authentic 30s/40s deco or some modern recreation. Are you a Chicagoan? Do you have any local sources about dates and architect?
  • Guardian Bldg Interior — The vaulted ceiling, which dominates the shot, is not so deco-y to my eye; perhaps the background stuff is more emblematic, but in this shot, you can't see it. Also, it's on 7 other pages
  • Coit Tower — A nice enough deco structure, but it's not as eye-catching as others we have. Also, it's on 5 other pages
  • Queen Mary bar — I considered this one when I posted the original 16, but ultimately rejected it because it's a terrible photo: there's so much flare from the windows that the design detail is all lost. If we could find a better photo, like at night, I'd love to use the room
  • Asheville City Hall — I might like the building more if the photo were better, but it's small, grainy and really doesn't inform about the building, even when enlarged. I'll check if the LOC has something better, though we are looking to trim and this is a good candidate

Also, may I abbreviate St. Wenceslaus to R.C. from the full spelling Roman Catholic? It's a 5-deck caption and really needs to get to 4.
Hope I haven't overwhelmed you with all this copy. Please give me your thoughts. — HarringtonSmith (talk) 06:46, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Agreed on all counts--Orestek (talk) 07:33, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Made the trims, restacked the images to "spread the wealth" of the non-architecural photos amongst all the buildings. All in all, I think it looks a lot better, though I'm still concerned that 32 images are too many. I also converted everything to single-spaced format because it makes it easier to finagle the layout. Anyway, hope you like. Also, since you're interested in art deco churches, don't know if you're familiar with this one — Boston Avenue Methodist Church — but I always thought it was the gold standard. Regards. — HarringtonSmith (talk) 16:57, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Also, do you know any Polish? I'm trying to figure out if Stary Dom Poselski is the architect/designer of the bas relief in the Polish Parliament bldg. — HarringtonSmith (talk) 17:18, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Church architecture[edit]

I am absolutely flabbergasted at your impudence, your extraordinary rudeness and everything else that it takes to watch a person carefully reconstruct an article, then copy and paste it in its entirety to another page.....without giving the contributor the slightest clue that you were doing it.

Because this is Wkipedia, I cannot accuse you of plagiarism. But common decency and respect for other contributors ought to have prompted you to at least give some slight indication to the person whose hard work you were so busy cutting and pasting, that this was taking place.

Had you discussed the matter with me, I would have suggested to you that some of what you were using was indeed relevant to the other article. The remainder is much better left exactly where you filched it from: Architecture of cathedrals and great churches.

Why? Because an article that is called simply Church architecture, needs to deal with churches, not great cathedrals. There is a considerable difference in the architecture of a parish church and one built specifically to serve as a cathedral or a great pilgrimage church/basilica. The second article is needed.

However, if it simply repeats what has been said in other article, verbatim, then it is worthless. In the light of your cut and paste, a person would have to search in order to find the Pre-Orestek setions which contain pertinent information not included elsewhere.

Basically, all that the Church architecture article needed was appropriately placed links to the other article.

I cannot believe that you transferred the entire content of an article that had just been written, without any discussion! How dare you treat me so rudely!

Amandajm (talk) 06:42, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the pix[edit]

The wooden church in Poland is brilliant. I have been temporarily derailed as my teenage son has been preparing a major project for his final high school exam. Amandajm (talk) 03:22, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie[edit]

Witaj czemu przeniosłeś artykuł w wersie angielskiej "Marie Skłodowska-Curie" do "Marie Curie" przecież prawidłowa nazwa to "Marie Skłodowska-Curie" nawet na grobie było dodane jej drugie nazwisko. "Skłodowska-Curie" to jej pełne nazwisko. wiec proszę zmień to , — Preceding unsigned comment added by Winooo (talkcontribs) 13:46, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Winooo mylisz sie. Nie przenosilem tego artykulu--Orestek (talk) 13:52, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Rzeczywiście, sory , pomyliłem sie ale czy ktoś nie powinien w tej sprawie interweniować ktoś z administratorów wyższej rangi ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Winooo (talkcontribs) 14:53, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

    • Niestety, sprawa byla zatwierdzona niekorzytnie dla nas w wyniku glosowania. Radzilbym zwrocic sie w tej sprawie do User talk:Piotrus\Piotrus.

Merry Christmas![edit]

SantasOnSteps.jpg Happy new year!
we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year! Pass a Method talk 19:12, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your work on Chicago-Related Articles Victor Grigas (talk) 01:17, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

A discussion of interest to you[edit]

See here. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 19:31, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

due weight[edit]

the Baha'i section in Abrahamic_religions#Origins_and_history is far too large in comparison with the other religions. It needs to be far shorter. If a section on the religion outside of it's main section at the bottom is to be contemplated I'd suggest in the Eschatology section as it stands most distinguished from the other religions in that regard. See End_time#Bahá'í_Faith and Second_Coming#Baha.27i_Faith. The Abrahamic religions article has since intense editing in the past largely over due weight. Disregarding this balance will invite such attention again. --Smkolins (talk) 03:00, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Revolutions of 1989 online Wikipedia challenge[edit]

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Hello, Orestek! We are looking for editors to join the Europeana 1989 challenge, a multilingual Wikipedia Challenge where all of the participants are invited to improve Wikipedia articles related to the European Revolutions of 1989 in their own language. We have selected a short list of topics that may be improved or translated. As you have already edited some of the listed articles, we thought you might be interested, and accept the challenge. Hope that you will join us. Thanks!!!

--Kippelboy (talk) 15:09, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

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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National minorities in Germany[edit]

Thank you for your addition to the Germany article. Could you provide a source? From the text, it looks as if you have one to hand.--Boson (talk) 22:37, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

History of the Poles in the United States[edit]

Hi, I noticed you were involved in the infobox of different Polish diasporas. I want to add a Polish language version of History of the Poles in the United States. I don't know why I can't, but right now wikipedia won't allow me to link them. Also, the Polish language wikipedia has immediately taken down the polish version. If you can help me put it upon the Polish language version, I would greatly appreciate it. I want Polish readers to have access to historical information about the Polish diaspora here. Also, if you are in the Chicago area and can get copyright-free photos of Polish pride parades or Polonia in general, I would love to put those images on here to enhance the page. thanksPola.mola (talk) 19:30, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject assessment tags for talk pages[edit]

Thank you for your recent articles, including Fourth Partition (film), which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. For example, WikiProject Poland relies on such templates to generate listings such as Article Alerts, Popular Pages, Quality and Importance Matrix and the Cleanup Listing. Thanks to them, WikiProject members are more easily able to defend your work from deletion, or simply help try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information about using those talk page templates. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 19:08, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Editors meeting[edit]

Dear Daniel, this is an invitation page. I will be Saturday at 10 A.M. at Pritzker. Join us! Piotr Domaradzki or belissarius (talk)

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You're invited to share delicious food and edit with us at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library!

What, Where, and When?[edit]

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What? Editors of all experience levels are invited to:

  1. Kibitz with your fellow Chicagoland Wikipedians in person!
  2. Help work on articles! There is a full list of new article topics as well as a list of articles that could use some work. Choose anything that suits your fancy!
  3. Have a fantastic lunch, courtesy of the Pritzker!
  4. Spend some time checking out the Pritzker's art gallery and exhibitions!

Where? Pritzker Military Museum & Library, 104 S. Michigan Avenue Google Maps link

  • Nearest Transit Stations
     Blue Line - Monroe
     Red Line - Monroe
     Brown Line - Adams/Wabash
     Pink Line /      Green Line /      Orange Line - Madison/Wabash
Metra - From Union Station, it's about 10-minute walk. Refer to Google Maps for directions from the station.
  • Nearest Bus Lines:
  • MichiganAvenue buses — 3, 4, 6, 26, 143, and J14 stop at Michigan & Monroe, walk across Michigan and you'll be right where you need to be!
  • Michigan Avenue buses — 3, 4, 26, 143, 147, 151 stop at Michigan & Madison/Monroe, walk south to corner, cross Monroe, and you are at the library.
  • State Street buses — 2, 6, 10, 29, 36, 62,146, 148 stop at State & Monroe, walk (under the South Wabash elevated tracks) along East Monroe block and a half to the library.
  • Clark Street buses — 22, 24 stop at Clark & Madison & Monroe, walk lakeside (away from the South Wells elevated tracks and toward the South Wabash elevated tracks) along East Monroe three blocks and a half to the library. Can transfer at Monroe & La Salle to J14 for less walking (walk south to corner and 1 block west crossing La Salle).
  • Monroe Street buses — 850, 851, 855, J14 stop at Monroe/Wabash, walk (away from the South Wabash elevated tracks) along East Monroe half a block to the library.
  • Washington Street buses — 20, 56 stop at Washington & Wabash, walk as suggested above (along East Washington). The library is 2 blocks to the south.
  • Jackson Street buses —1, 7, 28, 126 stop at Jackson & Wabash, walk as suggested above (along East Jackson). The library is 2 blocks to the north.
  • Best navigation/schedule of buses/trains aid:
    • Google Maps Android or iOS App SHOWS IT THE BEST, as well as moving 3-D contours of Loop buildings as you move the map:
      • type: prit and select Pritzker Military Museum & Library from the list of Chicago Pritzker institutions (1st item),
      • zoom in/out, move the map until you see nearby bus/train icons
      • tap bus/train icon once for stop name,
      • tap stop name for list of lines + three next arrivals.

The Pritzker is on the corner of Michigan and Monroe in the Monroe Building (across Michigan from the Art Institute). Our event is likely to be on the 3rd floor of the building, where you can get a nametag and information on the day's events.

When? Saturday, April 18th 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

What else do I need to know?

  • Participants will be given lunch and their entry fees to the Pritzker waived, but they must sign up at the bottom of this event page. All you have to do is check in on your arrival.
  • The general agenda will look like this:
  • We will meet initially at the Pritzker at 10:00 AM, get ourselves situated and introduced, and begin some planning and editing.
  • Around 1:00 PM, we'll get started with lunch, which is likely to be catered by Panera. If you have particular dietary restrictions, please contact I JethroBT (talk · contribs) ahead of time, and we can make accommodations for you.
  • After lunch, we'll head back to the Pritzker where we can resume editing and take some time to check out the Pritzker's excellent art gallery and collections. We'll finish up around 3:30.
  • For folks interested in hanging out afterwards, there's a reasonably-priced Thai place not too far from the Pritzker we've been to that's pretty good, but we can discuss other options.

Join us![edit]

Haven't edited Wikipedia before? No problem. Editors of all experience levels are welcome. We'll help you get setup with an account and get you started on whatever kind of work interests you. Let us know if you are coming by signing in below using four tildes (~~~~).

I'll be there![edit]

  1. I will! Jdanbeck (talk) 15:15, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. I, JethroBT drop me a line 17:11, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Drummerdg (talk) 08:14, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. I will be here in the morning only. TeriEmbrey (talk) 16:07, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. I added to Pritzker Library-sourced GLAM red link list: "Virtual Periscope, a red link in USS Chicago (SSN-721) (current USS Chicago, a Los Angeles-class submarine, also listed in the improve section below)" Mareklug talk 10:08, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
  6. With pleasure! belissarius (talk) 18:49, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

I might be able to make it[edit]

  1. czar  04:17, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

I definitely can't make it, but contact me about future meetups[edit]

  1. Orange Mike | Talk 00:02, 4 April 2015 (UTC) I'm a delegate to a union convention that weekend
  2. Mchuedem (talk) 14:15, 7 April 2015 (UTC) Unfortunately I have to work that day.
  3. Orestek (talk) 00:54, 20 April 2015 (UTC) I wasn't able to make it, but am interested in joining future meetups

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History of the Poles in the United States[edit]

Given your high fluency in Polish, I am reaching out to you in regards to the History of the Poles in the United States article. It has no Polish equivalent, and any time you can spend towards translating in any capacity would be much-appreciated. I would be more than happy to help any way that I can.

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