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G'day. If you have got something to say, pull up a pew and say it (but please be civil).

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Talk:Republic of China general election, 2016[edit]

Hello. Thanks for closing the RfC, but I just wanted to double-check whether the closing statement was correct – you noted that the WP:NC-GAL guides us to use the demonym, but then said that the articles should be moved to "Taiwan xxx elections" rather than the demonym version "Taiwanese xxx elections". Could you clarify? Cheers, Number 57 10:30, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

G'day. Sure thing. I took into account the arguments questioning the validity of "Taiwanese" as an appropriate demonym for things proper to the Republic of China, and also the fact that both the United States and United Kingdom "xxx elections" use one of the common names of the nation-state instead of the demonym for valid reasons. To my mind, these two things combined with the consensus of those that voted and made arguments made it appropriate to diverge from the guidance of WP:NC-GAL in this case. I'm sorry if I didn't make my closure reasoning clearer. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 22:20, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
In that case, could I ask you to review the close. I agree there was a clear consensus for the move away from "Republic of China", but I can still see no consensus for Taiwan over Taiwanese. Arguments were made for both by a roughly equal number of editors, with several others simply supporting the move proposal as it stood (i.e. for the demonym). There was no killer argument in favour of avoiding following the guideline (you note arguments were made regarding British and American elections, but the fact that elections in the Republic of Ireland use "Irish" was raised as a counter-argument) so I would have expected the closure to go in line with the actual proposal. Cheers, Number 57 13:47, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
I still think the close was good in avoiding the demonym. Consistency isn't everything. I gave greater weight to the arguments for Taiwan over Taiwanese because I thought they were stronger than those for Taiwanese. In particular, that the examples of United States/American and United Kingdom/British were significantly stronger than the counter-argument of Republic of Ireland/Irish. Of course, you can always ask for a review. I won't be offended. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 23:23, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks – what would be the best place to do so? Cheers, Number 57 09:13, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
There isn't a consensus on the "best" place, but I suggest WP:AN. Regards, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:05, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

RE Stevo Rađenović[edit]

Is the section header supposed to be Srb uprising or Serb uprising? Quis separabit? 06:02, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

The former. It is a work in progress. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 09:55, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Srb uprising[edit]

Speaking of the Srb uprising (can't believe there is a Croatian city called "Srb"!!) -- can you explain this very confusing excerpt:Nevertheless, Croatian authorities, under the organization of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) still commemorate this date as the first day of an antifascist uprising. Some politicians in Croatia, including the President[who?] of the Croatian Party of Rights have condemned this commemoration.[28] The "anti-gathering" [clarification needed] in Srb is organized every year as a sign of protest against the commemoration.[clarification needed] The commemoration was always attended by members of the state leadership. Former president Stjepan Mesić was at the 2012 commemoration and called members of the "anti-gathering" the "quasi-patriots".[29] However, members of the state leadership were not present at the commemoration in 2012.[3][better source needed]


  • 1) "Croatian authorities, under the organization of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) still commemorate this date" -- *2) "Former president Stjepan Mesić was at the 2012 commemoration and called members of the 'anti-gathering' the 'quasi-patriots'" -- wasn't Mesić the guy who gave "a speech in Australia in the early 1990s, where he said that the Croats 'won a victory on April 10th' (when the fascist aligned Independent State of Croatia was formed) 'as well as in 1945' (when the communist anti-fascists prevailed and the Socialist Republic of Croatia was formed), as well as that Croatia needed to apologize to no one for the Jasenovac concentration camp (i.e. the WWII Holocaust against Serbs and Jews)" (per Mesić article) -- so why would he be attending an Independent Democratic Serb Party antifascist commemoration?
  • 3) "However, members of the state leadership were not present at the commemoration in 2012" -- this I understand and is unsurprising but do you know anything about the years since 2012, perchance. Seems unlikely they would skip 2012, and attend from 2013-2016, IMHO.are there really still Croatian authorities under the auspices of the Independent Democratic Serb Party?

Thanks, Quis separabit? 22:28, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Sorry I really don't know enough about the Srb uprising as yet. I only became properly aware of it as a result of starting the Radjenovic article. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 23:29, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
OK, I'll bother you again in a week or so about it. I was going to use the verb "nag", but then I was afraid it might mean something different in Australian English than it does in the USA. Quis separabit? 23:36, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
So, are there really still Croatian authorities under the auspices of the I checked the Independent Democratic Serb Party article which is unsourced and outdated. If the party still exists it is essentially irrelevant, IMHO, like Republicans in New England or Unionists in the Republic of Ireland, IMO. Quis separabit? 22:00, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer[edit]

Can you check if removal of info from the article is justified. Thanks MisterBee1966 (talk) 11:22, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Please also check deletions to {{Knight's Cross recipients of JG 54}} and {{Top German World War II Aces}}. Thanks MisterBee1966 (talk) 12:51, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Have you had a chance to look into my question yet? You may find this link to the German Federal Archives useful. The Federal Archives have started digitizing the KC nomination and approval/rejection documents. Cheers MisterBee1966 (talk) 09:32, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Hi MB, I'm not going to get involved with this, as I have a bad case of tennis elbow (literally), and can barely type. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:37, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

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