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Hello and welcome to Wikipedia! Hope you like it here, and stick around. Meelar (talk) 16:40, July 15, 2005 (UTC)


Rusnė Island[edit]

Hello! Thanks for your additions to this article. When it was first created I suggested merging with the town, but there now seems to be enough to make it worthwhile.

I see you amended the elevation of the island to 1 metre -- ok! But you have left the claim that parts of the island are 27 centimetres below sea level, and there is a link to a webpage in Lithuanian which seems to support this. (I'm afraid my knowledge of Lithuania and Lithuanian is almost zero.) But this claim is either meaningless/false/silly, or evidence of a totally extraordinary piece of geography. Places below sea level - the Dead Sea, for instance, and vast areas of central Asia - are invariably a long distance from the sea, separated by rock, and they are places with enough evaporation to eliminate the contribution of rainfall. Rusne (sorry, can't do accents easily) is neither; none of it exceeds 2 m elevation, and it is subject to flooding; it is formed of sediment from the river, which is bound to be porous. So if you find a place 1m above sea level, and dig a hole 150cm deep, you have a point more than 27 cm below sea level. But unless you install a concrete wall and a pumping system, it will turn into a pool.

I hope you follow this: it means that if the claim is true, it will be a fact known to every Lithuanian, and there will be much better evidence of how this extraordinary phenomenon has occurred, along with pictures. Unless such is forthcoming, I suggest removing the claim. But I hope perhaps you know more about it?

Incidentally, there are a number of infelicities in your edits (I guess English is not your first language); in particular the replacement bridge... if you say "A new bridge", then it was "built", not "rebuilt". But if the location is the same, you can just say "The bridge was not rebuilt until 1974" (referring to the logical bridge, rather than a particular physical bridge). Do you know if it is in the same place?

I will watch here! Thanks... Brian Chandler Imaginatorium (talk) 07:22, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) It’s true – as written in the Ministry of Agriculture (Lithuania) website [1]. “Žemiausia vietovė Lietuvos teritorijoje nustatyta Rusnės saloje…. Šiais matavimais nustatytas 0,27 m aukštis žemiau jūros lygio.” (EN: The established lowest point in the territory of Lithuania is on the island of Rusne…This measurement is set at 0.27 metres below sea level) The island is like the Netherlands (which is partly below sea level), with canals, dikes, polders, and pumping stations. If you scroll down in the above website you can see a nice aerial photo of the spot, showing polders. I’ll putter with the page soon to insert some of this interesting info. Novickas (talk) 13:59, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Hello, friendly neighborhood stalker! :) Thanks for the link. I know the fact that somewhere in Rusne there is a place that is below the sea level since they made me memorize it in middle school geography lessons, but I could not find a good ref for that. @Imaginatorium: I think you are imagining that the island is below the sea level, when it's just some tiny spot. When I was in middle school, they said it's 1.3 metres below. Not it's just .27 metres... Re bridges, I don't know if it is in the same place. I would venture to guess that it is. Feel free to correct any grammar errors you see. Renata (talk) 01:40, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the responses. OK: I think this is effective if worded something like "Part of the island is poldered, and is famous within Lithuania as the lowest point, officiall 27 cm below sea level." It is a bit odd: it is quite inconceivable that the water level can be maintained to cm precision. And globally speaking it really is not very notable: of course the lowest point of the Netherlands or Israel is significant, but elevations are normally given in metres, not cm. I come from England, where the region of East Anglia has many drains, pumping stations and whatnot: it is quite possible that the lowest point is 51cm below sea level (or quite possibly more like 2 or 3 metres), but this is not normally something anyone even bothers to mention. I will try to copy edit the article in a few days (rather busy right now!) Imaginatorium (talk) 06:51, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Council of Lithuania/archive1[edit]

Hi Renata. I WP:ECHOed you at this page, but I don't know how your Echo preferences are set, you might not have it set to do email messages, so I thought it'd be better to leave a message about it here. Maybe we could address the objections...in memory of that first fine careless rapture of our earlier days here. V.G., Novickas (talk) 15:48, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Joachim Hamann[edit]

Thank you for creating Joachim Hamann. If you are able to add the method or location of Hamann's suicide, that would be very helpful. - Hoops gza (talk) 20:58, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello, yes, that would be great, but no sources that I could find disclose that information :( Renata (talk) 23:17, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Timeline of the Napoleonic era[edit]

With regards to this edit please see my message on Talk:Timeline of the Napoleonic era and maybe monitor any conversation that develops. -- PBS (talk) 21:44, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear Renata3, I award you The Christianity Barnstar for all of your contributions to WikiProject Christianity, especially your recent creation of Perizoma (loincloth). You are making a difference here! Keep up the good work! With regards, AnupamTalk 02:47, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

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Kupiškis[edit]

Hi Renata. Thanks for pointing that out. So where can I find what the Lithuanian definition of city/town/village is? Typically a city has a population of over 100,000. This place is no more than a large village in everyday language. --Bermicourt (talk) 16:11, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Oil shale in Estonia[edit]

Hi, Renata -- I read your comments in your informal review of Oil shale in Estonia, and I just want to say that they are stunning. Your beginning comment, the thoroughness of your review, and your neat, pertinent comments show what an excellent editor you are. I could see that you picked up on quite a few things I missed. Really, really good work. CorinneSD (talk) 16:49, 2 December 2014 (UTC) I have modified these comments. I didn't quite say what I ought to have said, possibly because for a few days I was distracted by a real life issue. I want to express unqualified praise for your editing. CorinneSD (talk) 18:26, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Aw, thank you. That's really nice of you, it sure put a smile on my face. (I did not see any problems with the prior comment as well). See you at the oil shale article ;) Renata (talk) 23:15, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi, Renata. I think that I have more or less responded to all your points, at last. Maybe if you are returning after your wikibreak, you could go through this article once m,ore as it has changed quite a lot. No rush, however. Beagel (talk) 20:22, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

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Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for helping to create project Lithuania and for its quality articles such as History of Lithuania (1219–1295), - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Two years ago, you were the 398th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:46, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

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Trys Milijonai žodžiai[edit]

Labas! Pastebėjau, kad straipsnyje Trys Milijonai pašalinai dainos žodžius, kuriuos aš patalpinau į Vikipediją. Ko gero, lietuviški dainos žodžiai tikrai yra saugomi autorinių teisių, tačiau ar tas pats galioja ir angliškiems? Jie parašyti ne Marijono Mikutavičiaus ar kitų su daina susijusių žmonių, todėl greičiausiai nėra apsaugoti autorinėmis teisėmis. -- Pofka (talk) 18:45, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Deja, galioja, ir dvigubi - Marijono originalas ir kazkieno vertimas. Visai nesvarbu, ked vertimas nera oficialus. Visos to autorines teises yra painus dalykas, bet vien del to, kad informacija voliojasi nemokamai kazkur internete, nereiskia, kad jai autorines teises netaikomos. Renata (talk) 20:09, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Belarusian[edit]

Hello, Renata -- Perhaps you can help clear up some things for me. See User talk:Vsmith#Belarusian. CorinneSD (talk) 13:59, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Persondata RfC[edit]

Hi, You participated in the previous Persondata RfC. I just wanted to notify you that a new RfC regarding the methodical removal of Persondata is taking place at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals). Thanks, —Msmarmalade (talk) 08:14, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

June 10: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

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Lithuanian–Muscovite War (1368–72)[edit]

Nice one. Will you nom it for DYK? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 19:10, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! No, I really don't like DYK process. Renata (talk) 14:38, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

re: Neapolitan sums[edit]

I am afraid I do not have that book; I'd suggest you post a request on the article's talk. Someone may get around do it. I know, not likely, but my own wiki involvement recently has dipped, too :( That said, thank you for another great article! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:53, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Indeed, I am not in US these days, and Google decided to limit public domain to US only. That said, frankly, I just don't know when I'd have time to read it. If there is something you'd like me to check inside, I can do it, but but I am afraid any serious expansion based on it would need someone else. I do like the topic, but I just don't have the time these days (work...).--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:54, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Green Bridge (Vilnius)[edit]

Renata, what do you think of this statement in the first paragraph:

It is the oldest bridge in the city and connects [the] city center with Šnipiškės.

Since the article says the present bridge was completed in 1952 this seems somewhat doubtful – unless all the bridges in the city were destroyed in WWII. Does "oldest" perhaps refer to the original 16th C. bridge?

BTW, sent you an email about the statues. Sca (talk) 21:31, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Hey, Sca. Yes, the "oldest" refers to the 16th century. No, I did not get an email from you. Renata (talk) 22:27, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Have edited article accordingly. Donno what happened to email. Prasom ir labas vakaris. Sca (talk) 00:47, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
PS: Know anyone who might supply a photo of the Green Bridge without the statues? Sca (talk) 15:20, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Sunday August 2: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

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Albertas Manvydas[edit]

Hello, could you check in Petrauskas' book the name of Manvydas' brother? In fact he was Jerzy (George), not Jan (John, Jonas). If Petrauskas made this mistake, I would try to improve this article using other sources. Kmicic (talk) 22:44, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Kmicic, you are correct. I made a boo-boo and I now corrected it. Good catch! Renata (talk) 00:55, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

August 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

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