User talk:Ryangibsonstewart

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Welcome, Ryangibsonstewart!

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Hi - I'm guessing Wikipedia talk:Searching#alban skenderaj is written in Albanian and that it's meant to be an article about a pop singer (in which case it's completely misplaced). Any chance you could confirm this? Thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 17:25, 2 December 2006 (UTC)


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No content in Category:Little Einsteins episodes[edit]

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Auckland Grammar School[edit]

Could you please write a stub - just a few sentences based on Grammar School? Only 2-5 sentences enough. Please. ---- 06:07, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Thankyou very much Ryangibsonstewart for your help! You are great. ---- 22:12, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Albanian proofreader/translator categories[edit]

I've gone ahead and corrected the boxes on your userpage to show the correct ISO 639 code for the Albanian language. The relevant categories are now at Category:Translators sq-en and Category:Proofreaders sq-en. --- RockMFR 17:23, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Thank you very much. I wasn't quite sure how to do that, so I appreciate you taking care of that for me. - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 06:11, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: Image of Anthony Miner[edit]

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Just have him send an email to specifying the license of his choice, then upload it make a note on the image page that permission has been sent to OTRS. east.718 at 00:07, January 21, 2008

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With respect to your question in the AfD, how to go about nominating an article for restoration: If and once things change with respect to sources, you can create a new draft in your user space or ask me or any other administrator to restore the article there. If that is accepted, you can work on it and it can then either be moved back to mainspace or discussed further at deletion review. If you directly create the article in wikispace, it is possible that the article gets speedily deleted, so you should do so only in case of very substantial coverage or new documented awards. --Tikiwont (talk) 11:12, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the information. - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:40, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

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Translation needed[edit]


I noticed your username on the list of available translators for Albanian language.

Will you please be so kind to translate the following sentence to English:

një interpretim që gjëlloi edhe në vitet '80 të shekullit 20, e pra në prag të krizës së Kosovës, kur propagandistet serbë e brohorisnin Skënderbeun si "bir të Ivanit, Gjorgj Kastrioti, kalorësi serb i Arbërise

Best regards,

--Antidiskriminator (talk) 06:53, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

  • "One interpretation that was revived even in the '80s of the 20th Century, and therefore on the verge of the Kosovo crisis, when Serbian propagandists cheered Skanderbeg as 'the son of Ivan, Gjorgj Kastrioti, Serbian cavalry of Arbëria'". Hope that works for you! - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:33, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 05:52, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry for bothering you again, but I need one more sentence to be translated:

"Kur "Skënderbeu" nuk asht historia e Skënderbeut : dy fjalë rreth librit "Skënderbeu" të Oliver Jens Schmitt"

Thanks in advance.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 09:05, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Në Malin e Zi, që i kishte strukturat e veta fisnore shumë të ngjashme me ato të Shqipërisë së veriut, çka sillte edhe një afri në mendësi, Skënderbeu u kremtua si ideali i burrërisë heroike, si luftëtar sllav dhe mishërimi i një shtrirjeje politike të Malit të Zi në Arbëri të veriut.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 10:01, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
  • The first one: "When 'Skanderbeg' is not the history of Skanderbeg: a few words about the book "Skanderbeg" by Oliver Jens Schmitt"
  • The second one: "In Montenegro, which had its own clan structures similar to those in northern Albania, so it produces a mental affinity, Skanderbeg was celebrated as the ideal of heroic manhood, as a Slavic warrior and the epitome of a political extension of Montenegro in northern Arbëria."
  • I hope that helps! - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 02:05, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 10:24, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
Any time! :) - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 04:30, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Translation needed (2)[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 an Albanian summary? In a nutshell, a group of editors would like to get the Battle of Vukovar featured on the main page on the battle anniversary on 18 November and our chances would be improved if there were more articles about it in other language Wikipedias. It does not need to be long, a translation of the lead section or its summary would be sufficient. Thank you! Timbouctou (talk) 00:23, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

  • I'm not the best at putting things into Albanian, I'm much better at translating Albanian into English. But I also realize that my language skills, though not called upon very frequently, are not found in great demand. Here's a translation of the lead section. - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:55, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
Beteja e Vukovarit ishte një 87-ditor rrethimi i Vukovarit në Kroacinë lindore nga Ushtrisë Popullore Jugosllave, mbështetur nga forca të ndryshme paramilitare nga Serbia, në mes të gushtit dhe nëntor 1991. Para Luftës Kroate e Pavarësisë, qyteti barok ishte një komuniteti i begatë, të kroatëve, serbëve, dhe grupeve të tjera etnike. Në vitin 1990, politikat nacionaliste, të ndjekura nga Presidenti Sllobodan Millosheviçit të Serbisë dhe presidenti i Kroacisë Franjo Tugjman, çoi në shpërthimin e një kryengritje të armatosur nga serbët e Kroacisë, të mbështetur nga qeveria serbe dhe grupet paramilitare. Si militarët serbë kroat mori kontrollin e serbëve të zonave të populluara të Kroacisë, ushtria jugosllave filloi të ndërhyjë në favor të rebelimit. Konflikti shpërtheu në rajonin lindor kroat të Sllavonisë në Maj 1991. Në gusht, ushtria jugosllave ka nisur një sulm në shkallë të gjerë kundër Kroacisë-territori mbajtur në Sllavoninë Lindore, duke përfshirë edhe Vukovarit.
Vukovari u mbrojt me rreth 1,800 ushtarë të armatosur lehtë të Gardës Kombëtare Kroate dhe vullnetarë civile, kundër 36,000 ushtarëve yugosllave dhe paramilitarët serbë të pajisur me forca të blinduara të rënda dhe artileri. Gjatë betejës, predha dhe raketa u qëlluan në qytet në një normë prej 12,000 për ditë. Në të njëtën kohë, kjo ishte beteja të ashpra dhe më të zgjatura në Evropë, dhe Vukovar ishte i pari qytet i madh evropian shkatërruar tërësisht që prej Lufta e Dytë Botërore. Kur Vukovar ra në 18 nëntor 1991, qindra ushtarë dhe civilë u masakruan nga forcat serbe, dhe së paku 31,000 civilë u dëbuan nga qyteti dhe rrethinat e saj. Vukovar ishte pastruar etnikisht nga jo-serbe popullsisë së saj dhe u bë pjesë e vetëshpallur Republika e Krajinës Serbe. Disa zyrtarë serbë ushtarake dhe politike, duke përfshirë edhe Millosheviqit, ishin të akuzuar më vonë dhe në disa raste u burgos për krime lufte të kryera gjatë dhe pas betejës.
Beteja rraskapitur ushtrinë jugosllave dhe i provoi një pikë kthese në luftën kroate. Një armëpushim është shpallur disa javë më vonë. Vukovari ka mbetur në duart serbe deri në vitin 1998 kur ajo ishte ri-integruar në mënyrë paqësore në Kroaci. Ajo ka qenë që rindërtuar, por ka më pak se gjysma e popullsisë së para luftës dhe shumë ndërtesa janë plagosur ende nga beteja. Dy komuniteteve etnike kryesore të tij mbeten thellësisht të ndarë dhe nuk ka rifituar prosperitetin e saj të mëparshëm.
It's not perfect, but there you go. :) - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 02:42, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks so much! I've created the article Beteja e Vukovarit on the Albanian Wikipedia using your translation. If you have time you could wikify it a bit and maybe put it in some appropriate category. Thanks for your help! Timbouctou (talk) 12:19, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
Done. - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:39, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Request for translation[edit]

Hi Ryangibsonstewart, I'm expanding the article on the Corfu Channel Case. I was wondering if you could translate this book title for me? "Incidenti i kanalit të Korfuzit : drejtësi e anuar" Google Translate suggests the first part is just "Corfu Channel Incident" but the part after the colon gets mangled. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 03:06, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

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