User talk:Parthian Scribe

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Thanks, that was nice.--Parthian Scribe (talk) 17:59, 12 October 2008 (UTC)


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Ioeth (talk contribs friendly) 15:55, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Okay, I did.--Parthian Scribe 06:08, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Replied to your message[edit]

Just wanted to let you know I replied to your message at Talk:Edgar Allan Poe in popular culture. I hope you'll reconsider your addition of the reference to Zelda based on the information I've provided. --Midnightdreary (talk) 11:58, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, you made a very good point, I guess I'll change it.--Parthian Scribe (talk) 23:27, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Category:Converts from Judaism[edit]

Hey there, I see you're pretty new to this, so I won't be mean. :) When you take a category to CFD for deletion or renaming, you also have to "tag" the category page. In this case, you need to post the renaming template, using {{subst:cfr|proposed name}}. Also, in the future, be careful to use the right heading when you set up the discussion section on the CFD page -- for some reason, you "re-used" the heading from the section right below yours. Not to worry, I've already taken care of that, so all you have to do is post that renaming template. Regards, Cgingold (talk) 05:45, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks --Parthian Scribe (talk) 06:03, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Scarlett Johansson[edit]

Is there a source that she is a Christian? The below interview doesn't say that, celebrating "little bit of both" (the line you quoted) doesn't necessarily make somebody a Christian:

"Q: I read that your mother is Jewish and your father is Danish?
A: Yes.
Q: With the holiday season coming up, how do you plan on celebrating?
A: I'm just going to be with my family.
Q: But what do you celebrate, more Christmas or more Chanukah?
A: A little of both."

All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 22:42, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I was just looking at the page. Sorry about that.--Parthian Scribe 22:43, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/McGill Street[edit]

The link from the disambiguation page McGill Street to McGill Street (Vancouver) is now blue. You may want to revisit Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/McGill Street. -- Eastmain (talk) 16:55, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Seeing that there is some use to the page now, I withdrew the AFD nomination.--Parthian Scribe 20:07, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Your rollback request[edit]

Hello Parthian Scribe, I have granted your account rollback in accordance with your request. Please remember that rollback should be used to revert vandalism, and that misuse of the tool, either by reverting good-faith edits or reverting-warring with other users, can lead to its removal. For practice, you may wish to review Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. Good luck. Acalamari 22:01, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the very quick response!--Parthian Scribe 22:01, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome! Acalamari 22:02, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Oh it's fine...[edit]

Happened to me this morning, it's all good Wysprgr2005 (talk) 23:38, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

October 2008[edit]

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Hello again, you left a warning on my talk page for a perfectly legitimate edit I made [1]. What I was doing was changing a hyphen to a dash (read over WP:DASH) along with some automatic fixes the AutoWiki Browser threw in. There is no reason the edit should have been reverted, and certainly no reason I should have received a vandalism warning on my talk page. Can you please review your edits ([2], and [3]), and then decide whether or not they were necessary? Thank you.--Parthian Scribe 02:37, 25 October 2008 (UTC)


Been really hectic, Huggle has it's issues. Not sure how to unwarn you... Wysprgr2005 (talk) 02:43, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Don't worry about it, if you want to unwarn me, you can just remove the section or undo your revision (I think), but it's not necessary. Have a nice day :) Parthian Scribe 02:53, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

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If you vandalize Wikipedia again, as you did to Barack Obama, you will be blocked from editing. ≈ jossi ≈ (talk) 05:44, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

I think you may have a misunderstanding, Obama's father was Kenyan; which is not the same thing as an "African-American" (who are descended primarily from West Africa. Even if the edit I made was false, it certainly did not deserve a warning message, especially one with no explanation of what I did that was wrong. For future reference, the edit I made was [4].--Parthian Scribe 05:58, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Blocked for vandalism of Wikipedia[edit]

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You have been temporarily blocked from editing in accordance with Wikipedia's blocking policy for abuse of editing privileges. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make constructive contributions. If you believe this block is unjustified, you may contest the block by adding the text {{unblock|your reason here}} below, but you should read our guide to appealing blocks first.

≈ jossi ≈ (talk) 05:47, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Unblock request for unjust block[edit]

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Your request to be unblocked has been granted for the following reason(s):

False positive. The article was being vandalized massively during these hours after the elections results and you got caught in the cross fire. Unblocked. My apologies.

Request handled by: ≈ jossi ≈ (talk) 19:57, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

I would like to note that I was only warned once by "Jossi", and it was for [5]. I was immediately blocked for reverting his edit [6]; giving an explanation on my talk page. This user was very unclear about why he warned and blocked me, he never spoke to me directly which I found offensive, and he was too quick to block; I never "vandalized" Wikipedia, and the edit I made was (I believe) constructive to Wikipedia. Rather than posting a message on my talk page so we could settle our minor disagreement, he just blocked me. I felt violated.--Parthian Scribe 06:34, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
I am reviewing your block now - at a glance, the block does seem somewhat harsh to me; however, I am removing your access to the rollback tool. That tool is intended for blatant vandalism only, and cannot be used for edit warring. Once your block is lifted or expires, you may request re-granting of this tool after some time to me directly or at WP:RFPERM. Hersfold (t/a/c) 06:23, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for taking my request into consideration. Sorry about the rollback thing though, I just used it to revert one edit because it was quicker than pressing the undo button; I assure you, I will not make this mistake again in the future. Parthian Scribe 06:51, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
I also would say that from the surface, blocking you was rather petty and childish. Revoking rollback? OK. Blocking you? no. I don't know if there is something I'm missing, but it seems to me that Jossi's block was merely an "I'll show you" because you reverted him. I'll ask him what is going on. J.delanoygabsadds 17:42, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the unblock Jossi, I realize it must have been very difficult to patrol that article at such a restless time. I also apologize for going a bit over the top with a lot of the things I said my unblock request, I shouldn't have been so enraged for something that was simply a mistake. Again, thanks for the unblock, but my block log shows me as being unblocked, yet somehow I am still unable to edit. I get a message saying "Autoblocked because your IP address was recently used by "Parthian Scribe". The reason given for Parthian Scribe's block is: "Vandalism".". I am puzzled as to why I am still getting this message because both my account and my IP address are "unblocked" according to the block log. Does anyone know why this is so? Thanks. Parthian Scribe 00:22, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
It looks like the autoblock was not removed when you were unblocked, as it is still visible in Special:IPBlockList. I assume the message MediaWiki:Autoblockedtext (or something similar) shows when you try to edit; the instructions are in the "rectifying an autoblock" section (which you may need to click "show" on). —Snigbrook 00:41, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the information, Snigbrook, I'm going to place the request on my page.--Parthian Scribe 01:03, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

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Unblocked. east718 // talk // email // 01:07, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Changes to Template:Arabs[edit]

I don't need luck finding them, I've seen plenty of such studies. Even Jews have been shown to be closer related to Kurds, who are Iranian speakers, than to Arabs, so there you have it. Linguistics don't mean much when it comes to genetics. Here's some stuff I don't know if you can access: [7][8] and a map by Cavalli Sforza: [9] FunkMonk (talk) 17:52, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

I didn't find when where exactly it said Kurds are more closely related to Arabs (but then again, I only skimmed over the second link). I think at this point you should start a discussion about this on the talk page of Arabs or Template:Arabs to see if a larger consensus could be reached. Parthian Scribe 22:48, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Re: Rollback[edit]

No. It's good to see that the block was, after all, a mistake, however that doesn't change the fact that you misused rollback. When you accepted the tool the first time, you made the same promise (or at least accepted those conditions of its use). When I said you could re-request the tool, I meant after a few weeks, (hence "after some time" in my original post). You are welcome to request it at WP:RFPERM if you're not satisfied with this, but I will be happy to take another look at this after a couple weeks if you don't mind waiting that long. Hersfold (t/a/c) 20:41, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Oops, I must have missed the "after some time" part, sorry about that. However, after reading Help:Reverting#Rollback it says it's polite to leave an explanation on the article talk page or on the talk page of the user whose edit(s) you reverted. While I did not leave a comment on the other user's talk page or the article's talk page, I did leave an explanation to the revert on my own talkpage--where the other user had commented; since that's where the discussion previously existed. Also access to rollback rights for me was removed because of "edit warring with rollback"[10] however, WP:EDITWAR describes edit warring as "when individual editors or groups of editors repeatedly revert each other's edits"; I only reverted one edit, I'm not sure whether or not you saw that since the Obama article was flooded with edits at that time. But, I don't mind waiting another couple of weeks to get back rollback--it's not that big of a deal. Thanks. Parthian Scribe 22:03, 8 November 2008 (UTC)


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Persian people[edit]

Dear Parthian Scribe, Persian people article is general. As you know persons like Rumi, Khwarezmi and ... didn't live in present bounderies of Iran, but they were called "Persian". Also "Persian" in English mostly means "Iranian" and not exclusively a "Persian-speaker", and Persian-speakers of Iran don't call themselves "Parsi". In other words the present "Persian people" article is not about a special ethnic group. I humbly think that you should improve the infobox on Persian-speakers of Iran for Iranian nationals who speak Persian whether inside or outside Iran. These matters has been discussed previously in Talk:Persian_people. Please if you have a counter argument, discuss it there.--Raayen (talk) 03:38, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Oh, I didn't realize there was previously a discussion about this topic. I apologize. Parthian Scribe 04:35, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Lebanese Navy SEALs Regiment[edit]

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Sneath Glass Company[edit]

Dear Parthian Scribe, I'm working on the 90%. I got it from a booklet called "The Glass Business and the Crimmels" by Clyde Crimmel II, on page 5. However, I have asked my source (a 75-year-old) for more proof. His reply so far is that Sneath has about 30 patents relating to kitchen and refrigerator ware. Here are the first two he listed: 1. Patent # 1,915,647 dated June 27, 1933, for the defroster tray that fit under the ice cube trays for defrosting the refrigerator 2. Patent # 1,915,849 dated June 27, 1933 - for refrigerator product. He has also mentioned Mildred & Ralph Lechner as author/sources, but I am not sure if this relates to the 90%, and I do not have any of their books. —Preceding unsigned comment added by TwoScars (talkcontribs) 20:42, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I went ahead and added the source to the article, and updated the Did you Know request. --Parthian Scribe 01:55, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Mysql-screenshot.PNG[edit]

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Hi, I was just looking at the image, and it appears that the program is licensed under the GPL license; not fair use like I marked it. I'm going to change the the tags now. Sorry for the inconvenience. Parthian Scribe 03:28, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Sneath Glass Company[edit]

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Rollback Request[edit]

Now that I'm not getting edit conflicts out the wazoo.... As I'm pretty sure I already explained, rollback is intended for use with blatant vandalism only. The edits which led me to remove the tool from you could only be described as a content dispute. Even if leaving a note, it is inappropriate to use rollback, as that does not allow you to enter an edit summary for the benefit of other editors. It also marks the edit as minor, which if you're not reverting vandalism, it probably isn't. Edit conflicts are not a problem, as the undo button will often work for older revisions. If you get such a conflict, go back to the history and try again.

Anyway, in looking over your edits since the last request less than two weeks ago, I don't see any evidence of edit warring, but nor do I see much evidence of anti-vandalism work. I'll go ahead and give you the tool, since Huggle is good about finding only blatant stuff, but do use caution whenever using the tool manually. If you're not sure, use the undo button so you can leave a note. If you have further questions, do let me know. Happy editing. Hersfold (t/a/c) 17:01, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

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Adherents of Judaism category[edit]

Hi, please take a look at the comments I left here regarding my suggested deletion of this category. Your effort is commendable, but I think the category should be deleted. shirulashem (talk) 17:13, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, for the notification. Parthian Scribe 23:32, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Kim Kardiashian and Ana Kasparian[edit]

In order for there to be a feud Kardishian would have had to respond in some way. I care because the information is inaccurate. Go to youtube and type in "The Kim Kardashian vs. Ana Kasparian Feud rages on" and you will see an excerpt from the young turks show where kasparian disputes the idea that theres a feud. She made fun of her a lot on the show and some writer decided to write that up as feud. Unless you find some source where Kardashian responds directly to Kasparian than this claim has no evidence to back it up. annoynmous 11:23, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Oh sorry, I didn't realize the whole situation. Parthian Scribe 07:37, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

section on Baha'i Faith at Religion in Pakistan[edit]

I've just completed a whole article on the Baha'i Faith in Pakistan, it has been my practice to include more or less the header section as a section/main article link in the "Religion in " article. I see you and another have built up a section there and would like to consult on the approach. For a broader review of my work see Category:Bahá'í Faith by country For an example of what I normally do see Bahá'í Faith in Azerbaijan and Religion in Azerbaijan. Smkolins (talk) 10:26, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject TRANSWIKI[edit]

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Please comment[edit]

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