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The non-UN member unrecognized state Pridnestrovie is named with politicians from Moldova and Romania disrespectfully with a Holocaust name as Transnistria (it is a contemptuously term[1], [2]).

November 29, 2000 in accordance with the recommendations of the UN by former President PMR - Smirnov issued a decree № 591 "On the transliteration and place names", according to which the name of the Transnistria in the Latin alphabet was established as Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica (Pridnestrovie).

PRB, a financial representative of the TMR on the international scene has caused a stir. Its programmers have invented the three names of the republic: Trans-Dniester Moldavian Republic (TMR), Pridnestrovskaya Moldavskaya Respublica (PMR), Moldova (Transdniestria). The coloring of the PRB and the Foreign Ministry website PMR added illiterate contraction of the words "street" and "city", ie «Ul» instead of «str», and «g» instead of «town».

06.04.2012 was repealed it Decree and in accordance with Art. 65 of the Constitution of Pridnestpovian Moldavian Republic new president Shevchuk signed a decree number 252, which recognized only the official name of the PMR in English - Pridnestpovian Moldavian Republic (Pridnestrovie)[3]. -- (talk) 21:57, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

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DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Farid Wassef at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it 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! ComputerJA (talk) 12:50, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Farid Wassef[edit]

Firstly, "pharmacist of the year" was not being posited as the article's primary claim of notability; it was an additional (and entirely unsourced) detail buried deep within an article whose primary claim of notability was "unsuccessful candidate in a provincial election" (which isn't a legitimate claim of notability.) And even if the award were actually being claimed and sourced as his primary notability, it's an internal award presented by a professional organization to one of its own members, for reasons which likely have at least as much to do with being active in the organization itself as with actually being better at his job than other pharmacists.

For the award to be considered notable enough to confer encyclopedic notability on its winners, there would have to be some actual evidence that the "pharmacist of the year" award is a designation that actually garners real press coverage in real media. The fact that the distinction might get mentioned in coverage of his political candidacy doesn't cut it, because people of all ideological stripes routinely use their campaign materials to promote their credentials for office in the best possible light, such as highlighting awards and honours that look good on a campaign brochure, but still aren't necessarily significant enough to make them encyclopedia material. So if you can't find evidence that he garnered media coverage specifically for winning the award itself, then the award isn't notable enough to confer notability on its winners.

Further, all of the sources that you added to the article failed WP:RS in some way: one was his own website (an invalid WP:PRIMARYSOURCE), one simply mentions his name without any real content at all, and the other two were clearly reprints of his own campaign press releases rather than independent coverage — which means that the article, as written, contained no valid sources at all. As well, although it's impossible to prove definitively, the article creator's username, coupled with the fact that he or she has almost no prior edit history at all before creating that particular article, raises a very high likelihood of conflict of interest, as it was almost certainly either Mr. Waseef himself or someone directly involved in his campaign — especially since large chunks of it were copied and pasted directly from User:Faridwassef/Farid Wassef, a sandbox page whose COI is even more blatantly obvious.

There's also no requirement on Wikipedia to put an article through AFD in all cases; if an article fails one or more of our speedy deletion criteria, then it can be speedy deleted without requiring debate. Of course you always have the option of trying to repost a new version, but it would have to be much better sourced, and make a much stronger claim of notability, than the first version did. If there's another election this year and he actually wins it, for instance, then he'll certainly qualify for an article on the updated grounds of having become an actual officeholder — but in the meantime he's not notable just for running in an election, and sources just weren't there to support the actual notability of having been named "pharmacist of the year". Bearcat (talk) 23:15, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of List of Model United Nations conferences for deletion[edit]

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My sentiments as well. Just dropping by to spread some cheer. Best regards, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 22:45, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

RfC at Talk:Right-wing socialism[edit]

An RfC is underway at the talk page for this article, in this thread. I am informing you of this discussion because you participated in the most recent AfD discussion which closed as "no consensus", and this discussion will help decide whether to keep the article in its current form, or to split the content of the article into separate articles and turn the current article into a disambiguation page. Thank you. -- Atama 18:08, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

RfC United States same-sex marriage map[edit]

I opened up an RfC for the U.S. same-sex marriage map due to the complicated situation of Kansas: RfC: How should we color Kansas? Prcc27 (talk) 12:24, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ (Russian)Holocaust in Romanian Transnistria 1941-1944
  2. ^ (Russian)Moldovan identity - Scribd
  3. ^ Trade union news of Pridnestrovie How to properly called Transnistria or Pridnestrovie?