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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)


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Acess to deleted files in Wikipedia[edit]

Dear Renata,

I am not fully familiar with Wikipedia's policy on file deletion but I saw that you are an administrator and that you deleted an attempt to recreate the article "List of songs over fifteen minutes in length".

I don't want to discuss the deletion of this article (I agree that it was complete unencyclopedic) but I found it fun and harmless so I would like to make its content available by a private website.

As I am not an administrator I don't have acess to the deleted page and as the deletion wasn't because of copyright infringement or any polemic issue I found no reason why it should be kept away of the public. So I ask to you if you could send me the content of the article for the purpose mentioned above.

Thanks,

Gustavo Furtado — Preceding unsigned comment added by G Furtado (talkcontribs) 09:59, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your fast answer! — Preceding unsigned comment added by G Furtado (talkcontribs) 16:49, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Just how accurate Britannica is?[edit]

Hello! My English is still bad, so I beg your pardon. I happened to notice your indignation at the errors in the Britannica's history of Lithuanian capital, and decided that I can give you some explanation.

Britannica wrote: "A settlement existed on the site in the 10th century, and the first documentary reference to it dates from 1128". You wrote: "Umh... Where are they getting 10th century from? Archaeological data shows people lived in the area from at least 3rd millennium BC. 1128 is equally mysterious. First mention of Vilnius is in Letters of Gediminas, written in 1323. That's why he is considered to the founder of the city".

By the year 1128 Vilna (in Letters of Gediminas Vilnius it also called Vilna) is mentioned in the ruthenian Voskresensky Chronicle (XVI ct.). Here's my bad translation from Karamzin's history, that contains a retelling of the chronicle: "Vilnyane (people of Vilna - my remarks), fearing Mstislav the Great, conqueror of the Crivia land (Polotsk land), about 1128 obeyed to the Hungarian king, and called them to rule from Constantinople two sons of the former Polotsk Prince Rostislav Rogvolodovich. Fist of them called David, and another Movkold. David became the first Duke of Vilna and was the father of Vit nicknamed Wolf and Erden. Mindovg was born from Movkold (Mindovg was his son).

Nowadays this legend is recognized as a later invention, as well as a legend of Palemonids.

Else I know that in 1378 (or 1377) the Crusaders under the command of Godfrey Linden attacked Vilna and and even did not take the castle, but was burned and devastated much of the city.

You can answer me on this page: ru:Обсуждение участника:Azgar. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Azgar (talkcontribs) 12:16, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

  • You are welcome. Now, this legend, originating from Moscow' Rus, is almost forgotten and not even used by pseudo-historians. If you have any questions with regards to ruthenian sources, Russian, Belarusian or Ukrainian historiography, feel free to contact me. --Azgar (talk) 20:15, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Re: Picollus[edit]

Hi Renata!! I saw you messege on portuguese Wikipedia and my apologise the delay... Sure, i will update the article there, count with me. By the way, you can write me on the English Wikipedia as well. I´am in the both side... smile

Best regards, Light WarriorConspiracy?!? 08:13, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Litvin[edit]

What would you say to my "Possible updates"? Rasool-3 (talk) 12:51, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Template:Portal-inline[edit]

As you were the one who deleted it, I thought I'd drop you a small note. See Template talk:Portal-inline. Cheers, theFace 20:18, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

NYC Meetup: Saturday, December 4[edit]

We meet outside by the trees at 5:00 PM.

Our next Wikipedia NYC Meetup is this weekend on Saturday Dec 4 at Brooklyn Museum during their awesome First Saturdays program, starting at 5 PM.

A particular highlight for the wiki crowd will be 'Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968', and the accompanying "WikiPop" project, with specially-created Wikipedia articles on the artists displayed on iPads in the gallery.

This will be a museum touring and partying meetup, so no excuses about being a shy newbie this time. Bring a friend too!

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DYK for Ignas Jonynas[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:02, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

RB[edit]

Hi i saw you help alot of articles from Lithuania I put a request at the Reward board for someone to get Mindaugas II of Lithuania to GA status but i thought you may be interested in it also. Spongie555 (talk) 06:00, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

About some images using (Dėl kelių paveikslėlių panaudos[edit]

Labas. Turiu klausimą, ar galima man naudoti tavo sukurtus/perkurtus heraldinius ir kartografinius duomenis svetainėje wikimapia.org (tu esi joje prisiregistravusi). Aš esu tos svetainės moderatorius Profcard ir dalis šių šaltinių labai padėtų projektui, mat trūksta paveikslėlių-failų nuošalesnėse šalies dalyse, o herbai ir žemėlapiukai labai pravers. Atsakymo laukiu wikimapia`oje arba Jaspis (lt) usertalk`e. Asking about heraldic and cartographing image using in wikimapia project. --86.100.205.18 (talk) 18:47, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

FLRC: Municipalities of Lithuania[edit]

I have nominated Municipalities of Lithuania for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. --Eisfbnore talk 20:57, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi R - sorry about the delay in responding; rocky weekend, including major malware attack on the PC. And the week ahead looks to be rocky too. Thoughts on the article later - VG - Novickas (talk) 01:03, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
Hey - a few $$ to Norton and the plumber later. How would you feel about a rewrite that takes out unreferenced stuff? (I don't completely understand the mapping of the Soviet-era raions onto the munis, but that probably isn't necessary.) Happy Valentine's Day - Novickas (talk) 23:56, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
Just to let you know, the lead is coming together in a file on my PC and I think I could put it up tomomorrow. It won't be too different, my hope is that it can serve as a basis for a future article that goes into more depth. What is your opinion about the request that the COAs be converted to pngs? Novickas (talk) 18:10, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Subdwarf star[edit]

I am confused by your recent edit to subdwarf star. In the process of fixing an ibid, you removed a lot of content, and even added a stub template. Why? (I'll watch your talk page, so you can keep the conversation here.) James McBride (talk) 06:31, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

I messed up, sorry. Probably mis-clicked on edit while viewing old history to identify where ibid actually belongs. I think all fixed now. Renata (talk) 15:12, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks! James McBride (talk) 08:06, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Giedraičiai family and Giedroyc[edit]

Hallo. I've followed the "OTRS issue" (now verified) about Giedraičiai family and Giedroyc articles because some days ago i've found the copyvio and noticed it. I've seen your revert on Giedraičiai family article per unreliabile source and so i notify that the same content is present on Giedroyc article, that before (this is your version of 24 december) was a "surname disambig" article. I've tried to make a copyedit per layout (of course, an article of Wikipedia has a different layout from other websites) but i've tagged it per wikify and onesource. Due to the fact that, as i've understood, you're an expert about this argument (and me really not) and you have still cleaned up Giedroyc article, i left to you this message. Note:

Sorry if my English was unclear (i'm not a native speaker) and sorry for this nuisance :-) . Best of regards. --Dэя-Бøяg 14:53, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

GA nom proposal[edit]

Just now looked over the new Klaipėda Revolt. Great job of including referenced Good, Bad and Ugly aspects. How would you feel about a GA nom for it? Novickas (talk) 00:03, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Oh, I know what you mean about the incomplete feeling. And then over the weekend the h convinced me that it'd be OK to use work-related access to scholarly sources for WP uses; he says it's no ways different from using any other library source. A two-edged sword. But anyway I'd be more than happy to copyedit it, not that it needs much but you know copyeditors, review what I find, and nom it. Stay warm, Novickas (talk) 01:41, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification :) you are most kind to describe it as magic. I've been looking over what I can find about the topic, that will take some more days. There's a sentence or two that confused me - can't remember them just now, but probably will later. We have heat :) Novickas (talk) 23:47, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Seal of Witold Kiejstutowic[edit]

Here you are historical background for reconstruction of this seal [1] Mathiasrex (talk) 16:07, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

And where do the two naked men come from? Better use the actual seal. Renata (talk) 18:46, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
Two savage men are there it`s supporter frequently used not only in medieval heraldry see grand coat of arms of Kingdom of Prussia. [2] Mathiasrex (talk) 18:58, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
There are dozens of possible supporters - griffins, lions, bull, angels, etc etc. Is there any proof that the savage men were ever used by Vytautas? I oppose any use of such fictionalized "reconstructed" arms, especially since 1) its sources are completely not documented on the image description page and 2) authentic seals are available. Renata (talk) 00:46, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
See there are savage men in this original seal (very small it`s true) and this svg image is described as contemporary reconstruction. Mathiasrex (talk) 07:06, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Trade data map[edit]

Hi Renata the third,

You advised me that in the file File:Key export markets.png the font colors for EU and USA are reversed.

I have gone back to the image - I cannot find a problem.

  • in both maps, for countries where the US is the #1 importer/exporter I have painted it dark blue
  • in both maps, for countries where the EU is the #1 importer/exporter I have painted it light blue
  • for example, in File:Key export markets.png Suriname is painted dark blue because its leading export market is the EU, and in File:Key import sources.png Suriname is painted light blue because the EU provides more imports than any other source.

Does the image appear differently to how I describe it on your screen? Otherwise do you think my explanation to readers is not clear?

Kransky (talk) 08:40, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Let me see[edit]

Hi Renata! Caught your message amidst my edits; let me see your diff. Stand by for the reply, pleasewink! Cherurbino (talk) 17:19, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Answer: I meant that this link returns nothing more that a title of a book: Google Books does not allow to see the scans from the pages. Personally I am very dissatisfied with such a policy of Google — for this reason very often I cannot quote in Wikipedia a book which I physically have before my eyes.

However just in this case everything is not so bad. On one hand, there was an abundance of footnotes to the same statement — is also not appreciated here. I deleted 3 of them as not verifiable; however the fourth one may be used as a support to the statement that "Finland is a Baltic state". Beleive me: I'm not against this statement wink! But as for me, I consider the membership of Finland in the CBSS to be much more, how to say, "proofy", than the quotations from the secondary publicistic sources.

Please feel yourself free to ask me further questions, if any. Cheers, Cherurbino (talk) 17:34, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

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Dear Renata! When you speak that I was "too quick to … pull out the ax" I feel myself deeply embarrased, for the image of Raskolnikov begins to haunt mewink. Russian mentality, you see… I'm not so bloodthirsty in my life, and being a butcher in your eyes is not an honor for me. So let me assure and remind you again, that — no matter how contradictory may the rules be (and WP:SOURCEACCESS is mutually exclusive with certain other WP:V requirements — let's put this issue aside for the next Wikiconference) — the ultimate reason for taking out an ax (uh!) was: "one footnote is quite enough to support a simple statement". Four, and even two is redundant. So, amongst those four I chose a single one which was the most affordable. Sorry if I may have created an obstacle to promote that or another specific author — hope that all four were equally valuable to be mentioned in a footnote. — Best regards, Cherurbino (talk) 00:46, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Polonization[edit]

Sveiki. Gal galėtumėte atkreipti dėmesį į straipsnį Evelina Sašenko? Ten lenkai vis prideda nesusijusių kategorijų ir bando lenkų kilmės atlikėją padaryti "Lenkijos atlikėja". Hugo.arg (talk) 17:25, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Chairmen of the Supreme Soviet[edit]

  • Hrllo Renata! I don't mind that you have merged my article about the Chairmen of the Supreme soviet. I have added the dates when they took and left office, which you - for some unknown reason - have omitted. The reason why I have got in touch with you, is that you have written that Vladas Niunka took office in 1955. My two sources leave that open. Do you have a source that confirms that Niunka took office in 1955, please let me know. It is, however, correct that Lionginas Šeetys left office in 1990 instead of 1989, which I wrote. Have a nice day. Best wishes Mbakkel2 10:49, 2 March 2011 (CET)

Chairmen of the Supreme Soviet (again)[edit]

  • Hello again Renata! Thank you very much for your work with the deputy speakers of the Seimas and also thank you very much for informing me about n-dash. I did not know that. But once again I must ask you: Do you have a source that confirms that Vladas Niunka took office as Supreme Soviet chairman in 1955? My two sources don't. The only mentioned that he left office in 1963. Pleae give me a reply. Best wishes! Mbakkel2 07:19, March 4, 2011 (CET)

Ok, I am at a loss[edit]

I know this is a difficult subject but I am really at a loss as to why such removal of Polish names from the lede, such as here, [3] is necessary. Why does it matter so much? For comparison look at this guy's contribution's [4]. Something like 80% of all his edits involve adding German names to Polish places, some of which are villages with less than 200 people. Yet, no Polish editor freaks out about it, or continuously reverts him, or even bothers him. Hell, some of us actually think that those additions of German names might actually constitute useful information. But when a Polish name gets put into a Lithuanian place that has some kind of connection to Poland, the usual crew of Dr. Dan, Lokyz and MK automatically show up and start a big fight. And now you're enabling them - let's not pretend that moving "Święciany" to a "Names" section is anything but an attempt to downplay it as much as possible, that would be insulting both our intelligences. Personally I don't care if there are German or Lithuanian names in articles on Polish places, but what does bother me is this insane double standard. Herkus spends most of his time putting in German names into Polish places and that's par for the course. A Polish name gets put into a Lithuanian place and you get Dr. Dan attacking people and calling them "nationalist trolls". Either/or. What pisses me off is the double standard. Of course what makes matter worse is that those same Lithuanian editors show up at any kind of Polish/German naming disputes and argue for the inclusion of German names. And then they turn around and show up at Polish/Lithuanian naming disputes and argue for the exclusion of Polish names. Usually using the opposite arguments they just made a second or two ago. There's no way to describe it except as mind-numbing hypocrisy and phoniness. Don't be like them, I know you're better than that. But sorry, until this gets resolved you can't have it both ways. If a place in Lithuania has a strong connection to Poland then it should have the Polish name as an alternative name. Barring that you can try and have the standard Wikipedia naming conventions changed, and a good place to start would be to revert inclusion of German names in Polish places. To be explicit, at the risk of being... well, explicit, which is sometimes frowned upon on Wikipedia, there is a matter of intellectual honesty here. I'm putting Święciany back in.Volunteer Marek (talk) 06:47, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Sorry to butt in, but since my name is being bantered about here, let me be clearer about my position concerning the matter. Personally, places on the border like Druskininkai, and the like, are fine with me. When you want to polonize Lithuanian villages like Burbiškis (pop. 7) on English Wikipedia on a basis like this [5], enough is enough. We went through this with Alytus (pop. 30,000) because of a claimed Polish population of 700 people. We went through this with neighborhoods in "Wilno" culminating with not only needing to put Polish toponyms there but even placing them in the bylines under photographs [6] (edit summary: "important information restored"). Now you complain about a "trio" who has legitimate concerns about a chauvinistic agenda illustrated by remarks such as this. The operative word being "belonged" and some fantasy that Lithuania is merely a "province of Poland" that some how got away, but will return to the fold if enough people are "educated" about it. It was predicted, after the lifting of the restrictions following your "sabbatical" that this nonsense would start up all over again. That's unfortunate. What's more unfortunate is that the number of Lithuanian contributors to English Wikipedia is very small, much smaller than German and Russian contributors. You've had your share of similar altercations with them, it's just that there are many more of them to deal with and a harder nut to crack. There is nothing more than I would like than allowing everyone to spend less time with these squabbles. The simple solution is to stop including Polish variants of Lithuania cities, towns, villages, hamlets, neighborhoods and especially people, often on the most flimsiest and undue pretext. Doing so on the basis of someone living in a village for two years is absurd. I'm not here to give either of you a history lesson, but for God's sake let's be real enough to acknowledge that too many Lithuanians on English Wikipedia are being denied their heritage by your group. There were attempts to polonize Lithuania and to russify Lithuania. That was then and this is now. Please stop trying to continue with the former policy. Best wishes. Dr. Dan (talk) 07:48, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
Dan, nobody is trying to polonize anything. Poland and Lithuania are tied together through its common history either you like it or not. Lithuania has endless places and people historically connected to Poland and you have to live with it. You just removed a Polish name [[7]] (and this is just one example I'm presenting here but there are hundreds more examples of such behaviour) from the article about the village that was founded by a famous Pole, it was on Polish-Lithunian or Polish territory for hundreds of years and where one of the greatest Poles was born. Why did you do it? Removal of this information did not make the article any better and is in contrast with WP:NCGN. I have been waiting for a while to bring this problem into attention of the administrators but maybe now is a good time to do it. We either stick to WP:NCGN or change the rules for all the articles on Wikipedia.--Jacurek (talk) 09:10, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
Look, the common history issue is one thing and your erroneous belief that Lithuania belonged to the Polish state as illustrated by that remark is another. You are mistaken. And that's probably the heart of the matter. And the common history issue would not lend itself to edits like this either. Please don't try to hide behind some policy that is much broader than you are attempting to twist it into. Like the recent example claiming that the WP:NCGN policy covers Makuszyński's having lived in Burbiškis for two years as a reasonable rationale for placing the Polish toponym in its lead. You say that you could cite hundreds of more examples of behavior that upset you. You may be surprised that I could do the same. In any case, I doubt that this talk page is the best place to do that. You've already mentioned, several times, that you plan to take the matter to an appropriate forum. Just do it. And regarding that famous "Pole", please read up on him. I mean some serious detailed history about him and who he and his family were and where they originated from. Maybe you'll come across his irking Dmowski and company when he stated that he was a Lithuanian in the Polish Sejm. Dr. Dan (talk) 16:58, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Renata3, as a Lithuanian administrator perhaps you can find a solution to this bizarre behaviour of these three editors (Dr. Dan, Lokyz and MK) before it goes any further. Looking at Dan's comments above I'm under impression that his motives are not to improve the article by giving the readers as much information as possible but to prevent Lithuania from being "polonized". WP:NCGN policy is clear and it applies to all articles on Wikipedia. --Jacurek (talk) 17:37, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Guys, keep it cool. Renata is following Wikipedia:Naming conventions (geographic names) correctly: "Alternatively, all alternative names can be moved to and explained in a "Names" or "Etymology" section immediately following the lead" and "Once such a section or paragraph is created, the alternative English or foreign names should not be moved back to the first line.". Now, I personally am fine with alt name being both in the lead and dedicated section (quickly looking at big Polish cities I see that Kraków, Wrocław and Gdańsk have both, for example, and nobody is challenging that), but please assume good faith toward her. And if you think that this policy is causing confusion, suggest word change at policy talk page. This dates to the very early days we were designing NPGN and as far as I can tell the wording was introduced by no other than myself ([8]). Now, few years down the road, I'd support changing the wording if it is problematic, but please, note that Renata is simply following the rules. PS. "the redundant list of the names in the article's first line should be replaced by a link to the section phrased, for example: "(known also by several alternative names)". PPS. Renata, I'd appreciate it if you could try to moderate some editors who instead of following the policy simply remove the name from the article altogether. Their behavior is less then helpful, I am afraid. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:23, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

n-dash[edit]

  • Hello. I'm sorry, but I don't understand what your mean. Can your please demonstrate it for me on my talk page. Please tell me about your source concenring Niunka. Mbakkel2 19:16, 5 March 2011 (CET)

Reliable sources[edit]

  • The reason why I have asked you about the sources is that I want the information to be as correct as possible. Confirming information by sources is one of the most important aspects of Wikipedia. As you perhaps know, I am very interested in the legislatures of former Soviet Republics and the present legislatures of the subjects of the Russian Federation. If you have knowledge of reliable sources, please let me know, because that is very important to me. Is the Soviet Encyclopedia available online? Good night from Mbakkel2 22.29, 5 March 2011 (CET)
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A galaxy expresses it best[edit]

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For all of your hard work in core Lithuania articles - and equally stellar work in the lower profile ones - thank you! Novickas (talk) 00:05, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

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Move request[edit]

Hi Renata, regarding your move request[9]. --Martin (talk) 20:25, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Merkinė[edit]

Hello Renata3. I would like to remind you that deleting informations based on sources without discussion and agreement is an act of vandalism. I have reverted your deletion and I expect you to explain in the discussion why do you propose to remove some of the content. Bladyniec (talk) 08:14, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Adolfas Ramanauskas[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

En dashes being discussed[edit]

Hi Renata.

I know that you have alerted editors at WT:MOS to discussions over an RM at Poland-Lithuania, and that you are well informed on such questions. (I was not involved with the Project while that one was dealt with; but I must say, the related articles, like Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, pose an extraordinary difficulty. I have an opinion about them; but that's not the topic here and now.) You may be aware that there has been a related uncertainty about Mexican-American War and Battles of the Mexican–American War. As things stand, one has an en dash and one has a hyphen. Many categories are also involved (see discussion of that). It seemed appropriate to advise you of this, and especially of the latest developments at WT:MOS, specifically here. I'm sure participants would value your input; but I could understand if you wanted nothing to do with it. That's increasingly my own feeling!

Best wishes to you. NoeticaTea? 23:29, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Map (part 1)[edit]

Having taken an extract, I have created this map at Commons, if you could please fill in the exact source. I'll try and get it translated out of Lithuanian. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 14:37, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Hope you didn't go to too much trouble with the key, I'd done most of it already (although I have appended a couple of things), I've made some posts in some helpful places for the rest. There might be more maps, I haven't worked out exactly what I'm going for yet. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 16:08, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Lithuania_territory_1939-1940 map[edit]

Hi! I am confused with this map - I am afraid that it does not present correct extent of Lithuanian borders resulting from 10.10.1939 Lithuanian-Soviet Treaty - they reached further east and south. My mother is pretty sure that Oszmiana district was incorporated into Lithuania, and she lived there at the time. Also, Józef Mackiewicz in "A Road to Nowhere" mentions the border being drawn near Smorgonie. Regards, Anna — Preceding unsigned comment added by AnnaDCz (talkcontribs) 08:54, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Anti-communism categories[edit]

Hi Renata, I've noticed you have recently created a number of categories such as Category:Anti-communism in Lithuania, Category:Anti-communism in Latvia and Category:Anti-communism in Estonia, and have added the Category:Singing Revolution and articles like Sąjūdis and Rahvarinne. I have some concerns about the implications of this. These events and organisations were about promoting the self-determination and independence of these countries, not "anti-communist" per se. Note that many members of these independence movements were members or former members of the Communist parties in the respective countries. Also I've not seen any source that explicitly describes these events/organisations as having "anti-communism" as central plank on par with the aim of seeking independence and thus these categories give undue weight to this aspect which may or may not have played a minor role. IMHO labelling these movements/events as "anti-communist" somehow devalues them and their achievements. --Martin (talk) 20:54, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

You say these are categories, and not an exact science, but did these organisation have in their policy a platform of banning or outlawing communism, or where they primarily concerned with regaining independence? I know that the Soviet government opposed independence and these organisations opposed the position of the government of preserving the union. But just because these governments happened to be communist it is still a bit of a stretch to claim advocating independence was anti-communism, since according to Lenin the right to self determination was one of the fundamental rights of the working people. --Martin (talk) 02:41, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

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It's been awhile...[edit]

I thought I'd pop by and say hi. (I used to be called "Go for it!." We created the community bulletin board together.)

It's nice to see you are still on Wikipedia after all this time.

I've been toiling away for the past few years trying to bring the project to outline human knowledge to critical mass. Not there yet.

How have you been doing? The Transhumanist 03:40, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

It's been awhile...[edit]

I thought I'd pop by and say hi. (I used to be called "Go for it!." We created the community bulletin board together.)

It's nice to see you are still on Wikipedia after all this time.

I've been toiling away for the past few years trying to bring the project to outline human knowledge to critical mass. Not there yet.

How have you been doing? The Transhumanist 03:40, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

It's been awhile...[edit]

I thought I'd pop by and say hi. (I used to be called "Go for it!." We created the community bulletin board together.)

It's nice to see you are still on Wikipedia after all this time.

I've been toiling away for the past few years trying to bring the project to outline human knowledge to critical mass. Not there yet.

How have you been doing? The Transhumanist 03:40, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

How to stay motivated[edit]

You asked me how I stay focused/motivated on the outlines...

  1. Set a goal. I made a commitment when I started, that I would establish them. That is, build them to critical mass. When the project takes on a life of its own, with many editors starting, developing, and maintaining outlines, then I will be free to move on to another project.
  2. Recognize what's at stake. If I leave before they reach critical mass, they will probably deteriorate and get deleted. I've put years into these. I'm not about to let my efforts go to waste.
  3. See the potential...
    1. Outlines are nodal networks, that is, networks of nodes. Node processing software will eventually be developed that will make use of content like this. Node processing can do some amazing things. The current set of outlines contain over 60,000 nodes, and is the perfect test material for node processor development.
    2. Collectively, outlines get over 9 million page views per year, with the vast majority of this traffic coming from links within Wikipedia. Most articles get most of their traffic from outside Wikipedia, from search engines. But outlines don't show up in the top search results of searches of their corresponding subjects, not even in Wikipedia's search engine. Once a solution to this problem is implemented, traffic to outlines could grow by a magnitude overnight. Before we introduce such a flood, it would be wise to prepare the project's support documentation, and prepare the existing outlines to exemplar-quality. Errors in a standard format tend to propagate.
    3. There are two types of navigational tools: search engines and lists. They are synergistic in many ways. It will be interesting to see the result when synergy is applied. It will happen eventually, and then, wow.
  4. Recognize the benefits you are creating for others. Outlines are networks, like road systems. They take you where you need to go. But it's all virtual, a form of recorded thought (memories and ideas). A neural network of knowledge. An aspect of smarts. Access to education. The best gift I can think of to give to the world. So far, the outlines link to over 60,000 key articles, 60,000 virtual educational destinations.
  5. Reap the benefits. Outlines are awareness fields. Each outline is a map, of knowledge. Each one you become familiar with, the more territory you know. Once I build each outline, I use it. My chess ability leaped after I built the Outline of chess (it increased my awareness of combinations possible in the game). While working on social and philosophical outlines, I became more aware of global concerns, so I now consider myself a world citizen, and I support global citizenship. There are general benefits as well. So far, my vocabulary has grown at least 50% (and it was very large to begin with).
  6. Keep things interesting, and have fun. Each outline is a new subject. A new exploration. Building the geography section, creating an outline for every country was like touring the world. And so... Work on the culture section and see how others live. Detail the history section and learn how this all came to be. Nurture the nature section and achieve a state of awe at the wonder of it all. Develop the philosophy branch and ponder the meaning of life. Build the society outlines to see how civilization works. Tinker on the technology section and peer into the future.
  7. Track progress. A fairly robust summary of the knowledge of the world could be contained in the outlines of 2000 major subjects (in comparison Britannica's Outline of Knowledge has about 970 sections). We're over one fourth of the way there already! That's something to be proud of. (After achieving critical mass, it may grow to over 10,000 subject outlines).

Speaking of critical mass...

A previous project I oversaw is the Tip of the day project. It attained critical mass through automation. The set of 365 tips just repeat themselves year after year. So it's pretty easy for the occasional editor to keep the set up to date, as most tips remain relevant for several years at least.

Where there's a will, there's a way.

I think the main reason I stay motivated is because I believe I'm making a difference. Everywhere I look on Wikipedia I see the results of my efforts. And as the traffic to Wikipedia grows, the more people will benefit from them. The Transhumanist 00:09, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Stelmužė[edit]

Laba diena, jei gerai prisimenu, tai Stelmužė yra Utenos apskrityje o ne Panevėžio. Ištaisiau šablonuose Template:Utena County ir Panevėžio, reikėtų peržiūrėti, ar panašiaus tipo klaidos nepasitaikė dar kur kitur. (Atsiprašau už galimas gramatikos klaidas, nesu lietuvis) --Kusurija (talk) 06:21, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Milhist FA, A-Class and Peer Reviews Apr–Jun 2011[edit]

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Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

"Palanga International Airport" has moved up from "Start"[edit]

Dear Renata,

you have introduced me to Lithuania Portal five years ago, and have been of continuous assistance. I have worked on the Palanga International Airport during the past couple days, and I believe I have humbly expanded/cleaned up the article to move it up from "Start" rating.

Please kindly take a look at your convenience. Sincerely yours,

Ttk371 (talk) 06:44, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

your message[edit]

hello there,

I did a a quick Google search and there are multiple persons with that name, so maybe it's better to disambiguate in order to pre-empt confusion. Gryffindor (talk) 08:31, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

WP:FOUR for Family of Gediminas[edit]

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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Family of Gediminas. TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 05:19, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 05:19, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

TFL Municipalities of Lithuania[edit]

Hello! I reviewed Municipalities of Lithuania for WP:TFL and left some comments/suggestions here (nothing serious). bamse (talk) 00:53, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Feeling nostalgic about the olden days[edit]

...so I was thinking about creating an article on Šuo Alsis [10], just so we could all get into nationality arguments again.

I do miss working with you. Best wishes and hope all is well, Novickas (talk) 19:58, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC Oct 22[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and lectures that will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and here!--Pharos (talk) 04:56, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]

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Foreign languages assistance[edit]

Hi! I noticed you are listed at Wikipedia:Translators available. Could you please take a look at a post at Talk:Battle of Vukovar#Next steps: a call for assistance and advise whether you might be able to help in terms of a Lithuanian translation of summary of the article lead? Thanks.--Tomobe03 (talk) 21:14, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Giedraičiai[edit]

Category:Giedraičiai, which you created, has been nominated for discussion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Mike Selinker (talk) 02:48, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

And our favorite editor is back[edit]

And after I already started to hope that Bloomfield is gone for good. No such luck, [11], [12]. What is strange in this case is that I know the IP range - it belongs to the EENet, specifically National Library of Estonia - he appears to be editing from a terminal there. Hopefully Bloomfield won't start mass vandalizing articles from that IP range, as it would be a loss to block the whole Estonian educational system. --Sander Säde 19:21, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Cameron Lindsay[edit]

Hi. I just created a page, Cameron Lindsay, that you had deleted several years ago. Was that OK? Not sure if I am doing things right. Yfever — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yfever (talkcontribs) 23:22, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for Romuva support.[edit]

Renata, thank you for your kind words concerning improving Romuva (religion). I shall be able to finish adding all the citations I can with the sources I have, with more time. I just added a few more now. I'll inform you here once I've finished doing what I can.--Atethnekos (DiscussionContributions) 07:23, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Etymology discussion, Iron Wolf[edit]

Heads up, I added to both Article and Discussion for Motorised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf. Spitfire3000 (talk) 00:05, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

You are invited to the National Archives ExtravaSCANza, taking place every day next week from January 4–7, Wednesday to Saturday, in College Park, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Come help me cap off my stint as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives with one last success!

This will be a casual working event in which Wikipedians are getting together to scan interesting documents at the National Archives related to a different theme each day—currently: spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships—for use on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. The event is being held on multiple days, and in the evenings and weekend, so that as many locals and out-of-towners from nearby regions1 as possible can come. Please join us! Dominic·t 01:33, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

1 Wikipedians from DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York City, and Pittsburgh have been invited.

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Fourth Seimas of Lithuania[edit]

Hello Renata. I came across this article whilst creating Lithuanian parliamentary election, 1936. The source I used (the Seimas itself) claims there were only 41 seats, but the source used in the Fourth Seimas article claims 49. Any idea which is right? Cheers, Number 57 19:57, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Also, I would like to incorporate the material about the 1940 election from People's Seimas into Lithuanian parliamentary election, 1940, but am a little nervous about doing so as there are almost no references in the section. Do you think it can be copied across as it is? Number 57 20:25, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Do you think we should mention both sources in the Lithuanian parliamentary election, 1936 article (something like "The Seimas website notes there were 41 seats, but Kamuntavičius et al suggest 49 seats, with 42 held by the Nationalists and seven by Young Lithuania..."), or just go for the 49 seats with the 42/7 breakdown? I will import your info from the People's Seimas article into the 1940 election one. Also, many thanks for the barnstar! Number 57 16:58, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

OK, I have corrected the figures using the Lithuanian language source. I have also incorporated text about the information from People's Seimas to the 1940 election article. Thanks for your help. Number 57 21:58, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Britannica on Vilnius[edit]

Umh... Where are they getting 10th century from? Archaeological data shows people lived in the area from at least 3rd millennium BC. 1128 is equally mysterious.

Merely answers to the questions, clarifications of "where from" (not comments on right-or-wrong): the EB authors likely meant the beginning of the current settlement, the one that has continued through the present, not the first settlement ever; and they probably decided to identify Vilnius with Voruta in the Hypatian Chronicle, one of whose lost originals is assumed to date to 1128. ilmari (talk) 05:31, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Battle of Pabaiskas[edit]

Ar galima ką nors pakeisti šiuo atveju:

[13]

Manau daugiau nusimanai vikipedijos taisyklėse, nei aš. Gali atsakyti čia, nes pridėjau puslapį į watchlist. Orionus (talk) 13:53, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Renata3,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Sincerely,


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 03:44, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Renata3,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 35.9.34.167 (talk) 20:51, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Isara_(disambiguation)[edit]

Dear Renata3,

I just saw you deleted - quite a while ago - the disambiguation site for "Isara". This is a page I am considering to re-create. Searching for "Isara" in Wikipedia leads to an article about a charity foundation bearing that name. But there is also the Nigerian town of Isara-Remo and Wole Soyinka's novel "Isara: A voyage around Essay". I'd like to put these three - charity foundation, town, and novel - on a new disambiguation site. What do you think? (And please let me know which terms the previous disambiguation site contained.)

All the best,

Panghuang (talk) 17:06, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

You're invited to Wiki-Gangs of New York @ NYPL on April 21![edit]

Wiki-Gangs of New York: April 21 at the New York Public Library
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Join us for an an civic edit-a-thon, Wikipedia meet-up and instructional workshop that will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 21, at the New York Public Library Main Branch.
  • Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (NYPL Main Branch), Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room 227).
  • Directions: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop-ins welcome at any time)

The event's goal will be to improve Wikipedia articles and content related to the neighborhoods and history of New York City - No special wiki knowledge is required!

Also, please RSVP!--Pharos (talk) 18:25, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

References[edit]

There is one small unref claim in the Polish–Lithuanian War article which prevents it from getting B-class and above. Perhaps you could find the refs for it? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 19:22, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

"The Lithuanian government in Kaunas, designated as the temporary capital, saw the Polish presence in Vilnius as occupation. In addition to the Vilnius Region, the Suwałki Region was also disputed. It had mixed Polish and Lithuanian population."

If you can locate "The Lithuanian-Polish Dispute" published by the Lithuanian Information Bureau (1921-23), I understand that has the official Lithuanian position on the matter. There are other sources that speak to Żeligowski occupying Vilnius (on the 9th of October, 1920) one day before the brokered League of Nations armistice (signed on the 7th) was to take effect (on the 10th) by which all parties concerned, including Poland, recognized Vilnius remaining under Lithuanian jurisdiction. But as you're looking for the official Lithuanian position here, that would be a conclusive source for that purpose. VєсrumЬа TALK 21:04, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Piotrus, have you seen Renata's "retired" notice? VєсrumЬа TALK 21:18, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

I was able to find some sources, but they could be better. I thought Renata might have some books at hand, thanks for your tips. And I ignore retired notices, looking at user contribs instead, so I see that she is still semi-active at least. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 05:28, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Main Page appearance[edit]

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On the perils of Google translate[edit]

Re Kaunas pogrom edit. Please exercise extreme caution, if not outright "don't do that again"... Google translate sucks and the Lithuanian language is too flowery, complicated, and not widely used to perfect the algorithms. The result was that the English translation said the exact opposite of the original... :( Renata (talk) 01:00, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the input. Your warning abt the perils of "Google Translation" are well taken. I disagree with, though, and reject the uncalled-for admonition "Don't do that again". On the substantial part of the issue, I'm posting my remarks in the relevant article's Talk page. See you there. -The Gnome (talk) 06:24, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
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Antanas Baranauskas[edit]

Hi, I know you one the most active editors in wikiproject Lithuania so asking for help. Article Antanas Baranauskas just was renamed to Antoni Baranowski by User:Tomasz Wachowski and he still messing around, which means there is going to start another editing war with this kind of Polish editors. Im asking for help from more active users who knows more, since I dont want to start any editing wars and I dont know any other ways. --Bearas (talk) 05:13, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

A sockpuppet from Lithuanian Wikipedia[edit]

I would like to inform you that the user Turboscience has been blocked (or, to be more exact, reblocked) in the Lithuanian Wikipedia as a sockpuppet of Turbo. I guess that would mean that Turboscience (talk · contribs) in this Wikipedia is a sockpuppet of an indefinitely blocked Ttturbo (talk · contribs)...

I decided I should tell you specifically, since much of the evidence is in the Lithuanian Wikipedia and thus in Lithuanian (a short summary was given in [14]). I hope it will help... --Martynas Patasius (talk) 20:51, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Bloomfield: Reginleif Trubetsky[edit]

Antwerpen0000 (talk · contribs) has created an article Reginleif Trubetsky which has been by now nominated for deletion. This seems to be an almost certain Bloomfield sock. Sander Säde 09:29, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

I posted a checkuser request ([15]), although I am not sure it is even needed.
Also, I hope you will be back for good to Wikipedia sooner than later. Wikipedia needs you!
Sander Säde 07:25, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Featuring your work on Wikipedia's front page: DYKs[edit]

Symbol question.svg Thank you for your recent articles, including Siege of Polotsk, which I read with interest. When you create an extensive and well referenced article, you may want to have it featured on Wikipedia's main page in the Did You Know section. Articles included there will be read by thousands of our viewers. To do so, add your article to the list at T:TDYK. Let me know if you need help, Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:35, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
Not enough time, that's why I send this note. Glad to see you actively creating content again, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:23, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1[edit]

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Many thanks for help with Algirdas Paleckis, can you please get Romualdas Kasuba to Lithuania portal?[edit]

Dear Renata,

I am pleasantly surprised that six years later, after you have guided me to Wikipedia, you are still with us! Thank you for improving Algirdas Paleckis! I also wrote a new article Romualdas Kasuba, can you please kindly take a peek at it to fill in the blanks for WikiProject Lithuania?

Sincerely, Ttk371 (talk) 05:21, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at bit.ly/wikidaynyu. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 03:06, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Main page appearance: History of Lithuania (1219–1295)[edit]

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A 20th-century commemorative coin of Mindaugas

The history of Lithuania between 1219 and 1295 covers the establishment and early history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the first Lithuanian state. In 1219, twenty-one Lithuanian dukes signed a peace treaty with Galicia–Volhynia – the first proof that the Baltic tribes were uniting. Despite continuous warfare with two Christian orders, the Livonian Order and the Teutonic Knights, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was established and gained some control over neighbouring lands that were vulnerable after the collapse of Kievan Rus'. Mindaugas (modern commemorative coin pictured) was crowned as King of Lithuania in 1253 and is traditionally regarded as the founder of the state. However, in 1261, he broke the peace with the Livonian Order, and his assassination in 1263 by Treniota ended the early Christian kingdom in Lithuania. It was a pagan empire for the next 120 years, fighting against the Teutonic and Livonian Orders during the Northern Crusades. After Mindaugas' death, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania entered times of relative instability but did not disintegrate. Vytenis assumed power in 1295, and during the next twenty years laid solid foundations for the Duchy to expand and grow. (Full article...)

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Precious[edit]

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Lithuania
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!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:20, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 398th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:59, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

Hi Renata3! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Pharos, 17:44, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Manhattan in 1873[edit]

Hi there! You commented on this; I just wanted to let you know I found a new version at the Library of Congress, and have uploaded it as an Alt. Cheers. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:11, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed between 12-14 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the initial messages I sent out went to only WikiProject members and users that had over 15 reviews).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. Now, one of the most important criteria is that you have at least 15 independent reviews. If you are reading this, you are likely 3 (or less) reviews short, so if you review another couple nominations, you can become a recruiter! If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".

NOTE: If you are interested in becoming a recruiter but do not meet the 15 review requirement, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters and put your status as "Not Available" until you have reviewed enough nominations.

  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 21:03, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

Hi Renata/Renata3[edit]

Just to let you know I saw your recent comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Vaigalė which is signed: Renata and was intrigued. When I clicked on your user page it said you are retired and not to confuse you with user:Renata, and here you are Renata3. Very confusing. XOttawahitech (talk) 01:05, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Siege of Medvėgalis[edit]

Orlady (talk) 08:02, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Re: Did you know nominations/Salomée Halpir[edit]

Hi Renata, I saw your response in Did you know nominations/Salomée Halpir and felt concerned. The Did you know? process has become rather exhausting and ineffective at times, and it is not what it used to be. A few entries on occasion appears to be singled out for rigid reviews. I understand that the process has become a source of frustration, and I just want to say that your contributions are very much appreciated, and I hope to see you around. Alex ShihTalk 04:52, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

It's not you, it's Wikipedia in general. I remember when it used to be fun and exciting, now it just pisses me off on every turn. I appreciate the message, but I just can't muster the same passion and caring as I used to have. Feedback used to inspire me, now it's just "oh for fuck's sake, what now?" Yeah, I should have stayed retired :) Renata (talk) 12:47, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
I also came out of retirement recently and felt the exact same way. Editors are more collaborative and supportive of each others back then. I've been looking for ways to get back to my editing days, but nowadays everything just seems different. I'm just going to go back to translating history articles and see if I can find some motivation, since that's what got me started in Wikipedia originally. Alex ShihTalk 14:52, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

WP:FOUR RFC[edit]

There are two WP:RFCs at WP:FOUR. The first is to conflate issues so as to keep people from expressing meaningful opinions. The second, by me, is claimed to be less than neutral by proponents of the first. Please look at the second one, which I think is much better.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 07:20, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Thanks for your note. The DYK process can be frustrating, but I do think it can be a great way to gain exposure for new and interesting work. Your work on Salomée Halpir definitely fits that bill, and I hope someone will be able to take another look. Cbl62 (talk) 17:14, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

Brookln Public Library
Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
--EdwardsBot (talk)

DYK for Salomée Halpir[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:03, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup! Saturday October 5[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join the Wikimedia NYC Meetup on October 5, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for education, museums, libraries and planning WikiConference USA.
--Pharos (talk) 21:30, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon! Saturday November 2[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon on November 2, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for Greenwich Village articles on the history and the community.
--Pharos (talk) 21:21, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

Queens Library
Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for borough articles on the history and the communities.
Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

Lithuanian sattelites[edit]

Hi, Renata.

LitSat-1 and Lituanica Sat-1 is two different satellites, who was launched at the same time. --Bearas (talk) 10:56, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Juokaujat? Pilna žiniasklaida :D. Vieną kūrė VU, kitą KTU+VGTU+kosmoso asociacija. [16][17][18][19][20][21] -Bearas (talk) 18:48, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

January 2014[edit]

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Featuring your work on Wikipedia's front page: DYKs[edit]

Symbol question.svg Thank you for your recent articles, including Jesuit College in Polotsk, which I read with interest. When you create an extensive and well referenced article, you may want to have it featured on Wikipedia's main page in the Did You Know section. Articles included there will be read by thousands of our viewers. To do so, add your article to the list at T:TDYK. Let me know if you need help, Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 15:48, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject assessment tags for talk pages[edit]

Replacement filing cabinet.svg Thank you for your recent articles, including Jesuit College in Polotsk, which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. This can help you too, as the WikiProject members will often defend your work from deletion and try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 15:48, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

February 2014[edit]

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Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon
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You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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