User talk:Preslav

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WikiProject Bulgaria[edit]

Hello! WikiProject Bulgaria, devoted to better organizing, maintaining and developing the network of Bulgaria-related articles, is currently gathering members in order to be started. If you're interested in participating, add your name to the "Interested Wikipedians" subsection of the proposed project's section in the list of proposed WikiProjects. Flag of Bulgaria.svg → Тодор Божинов / Todor Bozhinov 16:06, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Project started — WikiProject Bulgaria! Flag of Bulgaria.svg → Тодор Божинов / Todor Bozhinov 13:00, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Edits to Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria[edit]

Could you point me to the Wikipedia policy you cite in changing the transcription of terms? Also, the scientific transliteration of the Cyrillic name Иван Шишман would not be subject to any such policy, if it exists. A term in a non-Latin alphabet should be transliterated (not transcribed) where appropriate. Imladjov 17:19, 1 June 2006 (UTC)


Oh well, I noticed the other photos because some of the articles are in my watchlist and saw there was a photo of the Iskar you've uploaded but still not added, so I just did it :) You seem to upload a lot of useful photos, maybe you should consider uploading your whole collection to the Commons! By the way, do you really think the article about Lake Pancharevo should be at Pancharevo lake? Lake + Name is a lot more common and is somehow a standard, Lake Ohrid, Lake Van, Lake Tanganyika and others follow this style (just browse through Category:Lakes by country). Anyway, the "lake" part certainly has to be capitalized too. Todor Bozhinov  12:11, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Belenski most[edit]

Hope the picture request is now satisfied. Greetings, Goldie (tell me) 20:45, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Sofia Zoo[edit]

I have just changed the category on Sofia Zoo to Category:Zoos in Bulgaria and then spotted that I had already done it yesterday but you had reverted the change (putting it back in Category:Zoos).

At the moment this is the only Zoo in the "Zoos in Bulgaria" category, which does make the category a little weak. However, there are some good reasons for putting it in this category:

  1. Other Zoo articles in Bulgaria can be added to this category in the future (there are 23 Zoos in Bulgaria [1] and 3 listed on List of zoos)
  2. It is consistent with categories for other Zoos around the world (I am a big fan of consistency because it makes finding articles easier)
  3. By putting it into the "Zoos in Bulgaria" category it then feeds into categories such as "Buildings and Structures in Bulgaria" and "Visitor Attractions in Bulgaria" (which Zoos in Bulgaria is a member of). If it goes in the "Zoos" category then it doesn't sit under these two categories. The only way round this is to add these two extra categories to the article itself. However, this could result in the article ending up with lots of categories and inconsistent categorisation across Wikipedia.

Let me know your thoughts. --MarkS (talk) 08:39, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

I don't feel very strongly about this; the reason I reverted is that it would be the only one in its category. Most other zoos in Bulgaria (I doubt if there are realy 23) are in such a dismal state that I hope they will be closed before anyone can write a Wikipedia article about them. Sofia Zoo does belong in "Visitor Attractions in Bulgaria", though. Preslav 11:11, 25 July 2006 (UTC)
23 came from the some EU report (see link above), but as you say I doubt they are all notable enough for an article. Might pick up one or two more though. Good luck with the Bulgaria project, at lot of eastern Europe is poorly covered in Wikipedia and we need people to help fill in the details. --MarkS (talk) 19:54, 25 July 2006 (UTC)
Why? Do you really want to know something about that silly country of Bulgaria? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:37, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


Помпено акумулираща водноелектрическа централа. Pump Accumulated Water Powerplant. I thought it is Steam Accumulated (Парно акумулираща) but apparantly I was wrong. I am trying to translate it word by word because I dont know the exact english term. If u know it , it would be beter if u translate it !!

Btw its nice that u show interest in Bulgaria :):). I see you are from Holland ???


Hey I am from Bulgaria and I changed the article about the Euro and's 2010 not 2009. The Euro could be,in theory, introduced in late 2009 at the earliest. Bulgaria needs to be 2 yrs in the EMU so if we join the EUM in Feb 2007 + 2 yrs that makes Feb 2009. Then we need to print the money and stuff. Though the official statement of the BG government and national bank is "late 2009 or 1 Jan 2010", it makes no sense to introduce the EURO in, let's say, September 2009; it's gonna be too expensive to do it mid-year. Plus there are parliamentary elections in the summer of 2009. All this said, 1 Jan 2010 is the only option that makes sense and fits the current Bulgarian stategy, which say "Late 2009 or 1 Jan 2010".

Image:Blagoevgrad Oblast map EN.PNG[edit]

Hi! Are you sure about that? I've used bg:Картинка:Blagoevgrad Oblast map.PNG as a source and I've only transliterated the names of the towns. Bansko and Razlog are in the same position in the source map as in this one, so if there's a mistake it's from the source. I'd be happy to correct it, but I need to be sure they've indeed been switched before that. Thanks for notifying me, TodorBozhinov 15:28, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Sofia - Al. Nevski?[edit]

Al. Nevski - a symbol of Sofia?!? According who? The first and most important symbol is the Kopitoto tower, second comes the Sofia Zoo and third - Sofia Mel. I don't know if you have ever been in Bulgaria, but to say that a church can symbolize anything in such a country is like talking nonsense. (talk) 17:06, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

I have no doubt that if you'd ask a foreigner what he knows about Sofia, he'll mention the Alexander Nevsky (if anything at all). I'm sure there is a picture of it in any travel guide of Sofia; check here [2] or here [3] for instance. I live in Sofia, by the way. Preslav (talk) 17:51, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, who will come in BG anyway? Some sort of a masochist? (talk) 19:00, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Vrska nemas ni od istorija ni od nisto brat. Samo znam deka djabe imas zvanje doktor. I mnogu nevistini pisuvas ( kako i ostatokot bugari ) . —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:51, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Abe ti ne si salam mater ti bugarska da ebam u g'z ciganska —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:40, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

NowCommons: File:Danube at belene.JPG[edit]

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Kardzhali Province[edit]

In the Turkish provinces with Kurdish population (which has much higher percentage of Kurds that Turks in Kurdzhali) there are no names in Kurdish so I will remove the Turkish name of the province now. --Gligan (talk) 21:57, 15 June 2009 (UTC)


[4]: Wikimapia also places the castle north-east of Ustren: [5]. --Nk (talk) 12:19, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Hehe, and my (paper) road map, which I used for my travel to the fortress, place it to the south-west of village Ustren. From Ustren the car road to town Zlatograd is taken, and on some 4 km from the village there starts the 1,5 km westward oriented mountain walking path, which leads to the peak with the fortress. Hope this helps. Spiritia 16:47, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Boboshevo churches[edit]

Greetings! Well... I have never been in the Kyustendil region and the best thing I can do is to add the coordinates of the villages. The resolution over the municipality of Boboshevo is good so if I manage to identify separate churches, I will add them. Regards, --Gligan (talk) 16:43, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

I managed to find them all with one exception ;-) Best, --Gligan (talk) 17:28, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Greetings again! Considering the coordinates of Professor Marin Drinov School in Panagyurishte, those that you had previously put were on the place of 20th April School. Marin Drinov is the school located at 100 meters to the east of the note for the Wikipedia article of Panagyurishte on Google Earth, so I am sure that this is the correct building ;-) Best, --Gligan (talk) 22:17, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

About the Brestnik Stadium & the sport halls in Varna[edit]

Greetings from me too! I don't live in the Plovdiv suburb so I can't tell you the right coordinates of the new stadium. I live in Varna. And yes you have mistaken the coordinates of the two sports halls. They are not part of the Palace of Culture and Sports. They are 3 completely different indoor sport arenas. That's why I will remove the suggestions you posted and also, I can't help you with the coordinates of the arenas. (I can't locate them!) Cheers from me and much regards. LoVeCa (talk) 21:03, July 17, 2009 (UTC)

OK, I will try to help. LoVeCa (talk) 21:08, July 28, 2009 (UTC)

Re: Bat Boiko[edit]

I think some admin should just block the IP or else we can ask for semi-protection. It is pretty annoying, but it's coming from a single source and it shouldn't be hard to deal with it if we can get some admin assistance *at all*. Best, TodorBozhinov 19:37, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Sofia infobox photo[edit]

Hey, I still think the Orlov Most photo is a pretty big improvement. What we have currently is a blurry and bland 500 × 278 shot that is most likely a copyvio (looks like an aerial photo and the uploader has a history of, well, dubious uploads). I don't think the current photo is much more recognizable and it certainly loses in terms of aesthetics. Ideally, we could have a shot of the National Assembly + Tsar Liberator Monument + Bulgarian Academy of Sciences + yellow cobblestones + domes of Alexander Nevsky, but so far I haven't found any really good shots of that place. There was this, but some would complain that one's looking at the horse's ass :)

So yeah, any ideas? Best, TodorBozhinov 08:08, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Battle of Kardzhali[edit]

Greetings! As Todor Bozhinov has noted me, there are no passages or sentences that may be considered POV in the article. It seems that Battle of Kardzhali is a candidate for DYK and that tag is causing problems. I tried to search other sources for the battle including in the books of Erickson and Hall but with no success. So, can you remove that tag since I also really think that it is neutrally written. Best, --Gligan (talk) 11:56, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

User Monshuai indicted for a community ban[edit]

User Monshuai is being indicted for a community ban: ([6]). You might be interested in stating your opinion. sulmues (talk) --Sulmues 20:20, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Bulgaria discussion[edit]

Hello. Could you please express your opinion here ? Thank you. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 15:32, 26 June 2010 (UTC)


I understand if the car info is not significant enough, but how can you possibly say that one of the most advanced robots in the world is not significant enough to add to the country's science and technology section. Jimmy Wales has said that he aims to create an encyclopedia housing all the world knowledge(relatively speaking), so he meant wikipedia must have detail, who cares if its not significant enough(which the robot definitely is, I mean come on!), the more detail the better, naturally, especially an article on a country. You reverted my edits completely, you could have at least shortened them or something. I hope you see my logic here —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:41, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Maybe the robot is notable enough for its own article, but I think it's not notable enough to spend a paragraph on it in the article on Bulgaria. That article is too long as it is now (93 KB, see WP:SIZERULE) so we are in the process of reducing its size. I'd like to encourage you to write a separate article, and link to it from the Bulgaria article if you think it is one of the most notable achievements of Bulgarian Science & Technology. Preslav (talk) 06:02, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

>>>Okay, I will then soon write an article on it, and maybe another one on the cars. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:04, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Proposal to shut down WP Geographic Coordinates & ban coordinates on wikipedia articles[edit]

This means you. --Tagishsimon (talk) 12:08, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Preslav, you are invited![edit]

I was thinking you could add something about Bulgarian universities, as we are seeking to share information. --Comparativist1 (talk) 22:17, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Puritan Sabbatarianism[edit]

I notice you tagged this article. It would be great if you could place your concerns and suggestions on the article talk page. Which countries or areas of the world might be mentioned? StAnselm (talk) 08:44, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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