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File:Azerbaijan Democratic Republic 1918-1920 Map.jpg[edit]

I do not believe the map would be a derivative work but a synthesis of information from the available sources. Also, being a derivative work was not the reason for requesting deletion. There seemed to be a lot of POV pushing on both sides of the debate and some of the sources cited look biased themselves. I am certainly no expert on the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, and I'm not sure that the image is right or wrong. The country only existed for two years and barely was recognized as a country by other governments. Much of the border territory was apparently disputed so I can see why there is a heated debate over what the borders were. However, from a Wikipedia deletion process perspective,since no consensus was achieved, I followed the guideline "When in doubt, don't delete." If you believe the process was not followed correctly, please list at Wikipedia:Deletion review. -Regards Nv8200p talk 20:11, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

I closed the debate because I saw that there was no consensus. You can challenge the decision via Wikipedia:Deletion review. -Nv8200p talk 21:42, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Azerbaijan map DRV[edit]

You may wish to read WP:BLUDGEON as it relates to your comments at this debate. Replying to every message at a DRV (or other discussion) tends to get diminishing returns, as users will stop engaging with you because they perceive you will argue with everything they say. Stifle (talk) 09:18, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Cache Azerland.jpg)[edit]

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Banak Cathedral[edit]

Hi Sardur, I did some very productive research at the local Armenian bookstore! I found an Armenian book on Classical Armenian architecture published in 2003 in Yerevan (it's in Armenian). It turns out the name of the Cathedral is Բանակ (Banak) and not "Bana" which is what Georgians who wanted to claim the church as theirs. Indeed, the Banak Cathedral is 100% Armenian and very similar to Zvartnots in architecture. I will update the article soon... Best, Serouj (talk) 05:22, 9 May 2009 (UTC)


Dear Sardur, thank you for finding and uploading a picture of Narekavank! Are all pictures on that site in the public domain? How does one verify? Warm regards, Serouj (talk) 00:25, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi Sardur, thanks for the advice. I guess I'll have to find a publication of the picture before 1923... Thanks for the fix on Dzor Dzor. Sometimes the Flickr Upload Bot has the hiccups... Serouj (talk) 16:37, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

A small token[edit]

A Barnstar!
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar

For your strenuous efforts to combat POV pushing, I present to you this Barnstar. You earned it Sardur! - Fedayee (talk) 03:50, 14 June 2009 (UTC)


Dear Sardur, what a great job you've done on the Goshavank article. I did some Google search in the English language and didn't turn up much. I then searched "Գոշավանք" in Armenian haven't yet come across much. I'm a bit busy this week, but I'll take a closer look soon. Best, Serouj (talk) 15:35, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Location of Surp Arakelots Monastery[edit]

Hi Sardur, :) That is a good question! It took me some time -- I had found it about a month ago. I used the description of its location from the VirtualANI page for this monastery (see the "Description" section) to find it on Google Earth. I got some candidate sites and then I compared the pictures of the monastery on VirtualANI to the view from the site when I tilt the Google Earth application to view in 3D. With the Panoramio photo, I think we have visual confirmation... On another note, I bought the English version of the Armenian Art book by Thierry which you used significantly for the French article; I can't wait to go through it... Hopefully I can find English versions of the other articles and books you used. Much thanks. Best, Serouj (talk) 21:38, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Arakelots in Turkey is at 38.6954266097, 41.5194624612 Meowy 21:21, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

More accurately 38.6958611111, 41.5196353367 Meowy 21:25, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

And this is probably Surp Karapet (though I'm not 100% certain) lat=38.9610682987, lon=41.1916979694 Meowy 21:32, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

And Kumbet Kilise lat=40.5567660924, lon=43.0244575937 I'll look for some of the others later. Meowy 21:36, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
Just realised, I should be posting these on Serouj's talk page! Meowy 21:40, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Photographs from Research on Armenian Architecture[edit]

Good day, Sardur! I wanted to let you know that I have gotten in touch with the Research on Armenian Architecture organization, and they have agreed to allow any of their photos (with some exceptions) to be used on Wikipedia and for any purpose so long as attribution is made to RAA. The exceptions may be those pictures taken by individuals outside the RAA, in which case the RAA may request special permission. Let me know if there are any pictures that you need, I can verify them with RAA, and then upload them for you. They are really a jewel of a source... Serouj (talk) 21:28, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

As one of those "individuals outside the RAA", I can confirm that I will not allow any of the pictures I supplied to RAA to be used on Wikipedia, and said pictures were supplied to RAA on the condition that they would not be used by third parties without permission. Meowy 20:54, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Samuel Karapetian[edit]

Hi Sardur, thanks for the heads up. That Brandt is a funny guy... Especially since he has no case for the Church of Kish article. All of this Caucasian Albania stuff exploded in their face when it turned out that these people were long extinct by the 12th century, some of them assimilating into Armenians and others perhaps among the Azeris... In any case, it's likely this church survived in AZ for the very reason that the Azeris thought it's an Albanian one. Serouj (talk) 22:58, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem[edit]

Wow... Those pictures are a jewel! I hadn't noticed them til now... Serouj (talk) 23:52, 4 July 2009 (UTC)


Purple Star.png The Purple Barnstar
I Gazifikator award this Purple Star to Sardur for his significant contribution to Wikipedia's culture related articles.

Gazifikator (talk) 14:03, 12 August 2009 (UTC)


Hey Sardur, thanks for your efforts. Be careful of 3RR though, it's not worth it over this vandal. We can take turns reverting as need be... Best wishes. Serouj (talk) 04:23, 20 August 2009 (UTC)


Bonjour Sardur. Yes, Armenian monasteries in Armenian is Հայկական վանքեր (haykakan vanker). - Fedayee (talk) 11:18, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Khachkar article[edit]

I have started a RfC about the issues involved in the locking of the Khachkar article. Meowy 22:14, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

A solution, why not create an Azeri-language article titled "Kaçkar", then link it to the Khachkar article? Even if it were little more than a stub, it would be OK. Meowy 03:18, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

Please do not call edits like that "nonsense". There is nothing remotely incorrect in saying it is to 'settle the conflict'. --Golbez (talk) 00:03, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Population estimate of Armenia[edit]

Hi. Recently you reverted (together with other things) a new 2009 estimate of the population in Armenia#Demographics (referenced by the CIA World Factbook) back to the 2006 value. Any special reason for this or was it inadvertedly? Greetings, Michbich (talk) 11:20, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Amaras Monastery[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24-hour period. Additionally, users who perform several reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. When in dispute with another editor you should first try to discuss controversial changes to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. Should that prove unsuccessful, you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection. If the edit warring continues, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 12:51, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

I have noted the changes however I don't know enough about the topic to do much more than protect the article. Have you tried WP:RFC? There they can weigh in with a third opinion from informed users. Good luck. SGGH ping! 22:33, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Armenian genocide[edit]

thanks for the heads-up to read through the archives... CheesyBiscuit (talk) 15:41, 6 April 2010 (UTC)


Re. this, don't worry, you made no abuse of rules.
Also, re. my talk page, no problem.
Kind regards, SpitfireTally-ho! 21:11, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Watchlist problems[edit]

Greetings! I see both of us are involved in the discussions on the Arm Gen.

I guess I am having a problem with watching the article page and the talk page allike. All the changes are reported but those that the user Hittit makes. Are you having the same problems (if you are watching those pages) or it is only with me? Do you know any reason why it should take place?

Thanks for the help. Aregakn (talk) 09:52, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I did. It shows all correct in the history but on the pages watched, it doesn't. Aregakn (talk) 10:27, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
And what follows the sentense he quotes? :) Aregakn (talk) 04:55, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
Heh... protected pages. Thanks anyway! Aregakn (talk) 05:22, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

I've found the problem! It only shows the very last edit of A article or talkpage and was mixing me up... :) Aregakn (talk) 22:49, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

In relation to the recent developments, though I wouldn't like it, I'd suggest not to be in a hurry. Actions should be made carefully. Are Seto or Aspet known to you? Aregakn (talk) 23:00, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
I meant ajd andzanc here. Aregakn (talk) 20:24, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Armenian Genocide new paragraph: "Patriocide"[edit]

Hey mate!

I'd like to inform you about a new discussion opened on the talk-page of the Armenian Genocide article. I proposed adding a new paragraph about Patriocide, along with other losses due to Genocide. Would be glad to see your participation.

Regards Aregakn (talk) 22:47, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

report on MarshalBagramyan[edit]

Those are not really reverts, second, the closure of the AfD and it's conclusion are very questionable. You just can't close a AfD which has 74% of votes for delete and that there were many votes having entered the last days. Particularly when the article was the recreation of similar articles deleted previously. The logical course of events would have been to wait. Someone should replace it for deletion requesting additional votes. Once each side have voted, then will come editors who are neither Armenian nor Turk.

Rational for deletion

  • Fails WP:SYNTH
  • References have been manipulated, when this was brought the author of the article failed to reply. (See my comment)
  • The content is already extensivaly included in other articles, two of those subjects even have their own articles.
  • Recreation of similar articles previously deleted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zpaven (talkcontribs) 15:33, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Hittit case[edit]

At last some issues will be brought up there. I'd like to offer you to mention these violations by Hittit as well. They are clearly for the case. If you don't or do it partially, the rest I shall do myself:

1) Minimum 2 violations of reliable sources as well as national sources on the “Gen. of Ottoman…” article as described in Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration/Armenia-Azerbaijan_2#Amended_Remedies_and_Enforcement:

Further reading - Publications

  • Greek Atrocities in the Vilayet of Smyrna (May to July 1919), Published by The Permanent Bureau of the Turkish Congress at Lausanne 1919 [2]
  • The Armenian Atrocities to the Turks in Kars:The Mass Grave Excavation of Kalo/Derecik Village, by Şenol Kantarcı, Yrd. Doç. Dr., Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkılâp Tarihi Bölüm Başkanı [4]

(This is a total propaganda)

2) 2 reverts in less than 2 days on the Armenian Genocide Article:

The 1st edit by him to the meaning and goal of which he (wrongly) reverted the article thrice: [1]


3) All of the 3 changes above can easily berefered as Disruptive Editing (again as per Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration/Armenia-Azerbaijan_2#Amended_Remedies_and_Enforcement) with the editor not willing to get to the point as in WP:DE and discussed on the talk of Armenian Genocide article here [4].


4) Clear OR (with faking the link's wording and context) in Genocide of Ottoman Turks and Muslims very first "article-creating" edit [5]:

  • "Massacres against Turks and Muslims during the Balkan Wars in the hands of Bulgarians, Greeks and Armenians are described in detailed in the 1912 Carnegie Endowment report.[11]"
  • In the original text:

This witness confirmed Lieutenant Fisher's account, believed that not more than twenty Turks were killed in the massacre, and insisted that the local Armenian porters (hamels) had taken the chief part in the disturbances.

The town was without a regular government from July 22, and much robbery took place; but he had previously taken the precaution of sending the Armenian hamals, who were always a troublesome element, out of the town.

In the first sentence it states that some Armenians might have been/were involved in disturbances. In the 2nd sentence, that they were count to be a troublesome element. In neither of those anything accured about Armenians killing Turks in Balkans.

It is surely a method to raise a racial hatred in the reader through falsifying sources.

  • In addition, as Zpaven noted, the added edits following after it confirm that goal: "Hupchick estimates that nearly 1,5 million Muslims died and 400,000 became refugees as a result of the Balkan Wars.[24]"

5) A possible vandalism by Hittit deleting an image of New York Times from the Armenian Genocide article with no reasoning or discussion [6].

6) In my turn I want to report 3 other 1RR violations of Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration/Armenia-Azerbaijan_2#Amended_Remedies_and_Enforcement myself (only because you were involved in those edit discussions):

  • The original edit:


  • The reverts:

[8] [9] [10]

  1. These above could once again be seen in accordance to Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration/Armenia-Azerbaijan_2#Amended_Remedies_and_Enforcement as Disruptive Edits with violation of Consensus.

Have some more, but am out of breath... Will be looking forward for your comments or actions to know if I should comment these or who (anybody else). Aregakn (talk) 23:22, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

I minimised what I could and stated my point on the Arbitration. Aregakn (talk) 00:31, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Berdavan, Azerbaijan[edit]

Hello Sardur, I found this article Berdavan, Azerbaijan, and wanted you to also check it out. I think it should be moved back to an Armenian article or deleted, see if you agree with me. It is misinformation about a town in Armenia. --Liveon001 (talk) 04:38, 11 May 2010 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion#Genocide_of_Ottoman_Turks_and_Muslims. Pcap ping 02:56, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Participate in discussions for changes in Articles[edit]

Hi, I'd like to ask you to express your opinion on this issue discussed [11]. Thanks, Aregakn (talk) 21:25, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Hey there! I am not familiar with Sock-pup investigations in general and, seeing you dealth with those puppets before, and because of I don't know those previous cases, I thought you'd deal with them better. Thanks Aregakn (talk) 05:35, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

This may be of interest to you[edit]

Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Armenia#Banned_Turkish_nationalist_keeps_removing_references_to_Armenian_Genocide_throughout_Wikipedia.Cheers, Athenean (talk) 04:18, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Arbitration sanction notice[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg The Arbitration Committee has permitted administrators to impose, at their own discretion, sanctions on any editor working on pages broadly related to Armenia-Azerbaijan and related conflicts if the editor repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behavior, or any normal editorial process. If you continue with the behavior on Urartu, or elsewhere, you may be placed under sanctions including blocks, a revert limitation or an article ban. The committee's full decision can be read at Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Armenia-Azerbaijan 2#Final decision. Your recent slow-burning revert war on this page needs to stop. Stifle (talk) 08:20, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

I take note of this. While you underlined that "Your recent slow-burning revert war on this page needs to stop", could you explained why I'm the only one to receive this notice? And more particularly when I see that before posting on my talk page, you posted this on Nakh's case?
Sardur (talk) 09:24, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
I'm waiting to see whether someone can produce proof that Nakh was notified with the warning I just gave you. If they can't, I will give Nakh the same warning; if they can, he will get a topic ban or revert restriction.
Also note that </br> is not a valid tag. Stifle (talk) 10:52, 9 June 2010 (UTC)


Stop this POV pushing. Read WP:WEIGHT.--Gaeser (talk) 07:20, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Read WP:WEIGHT. Your arguments are nothing but plying with rules and marginal viewpoint.--Gaeser (talk) 13:05, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

There is no use of talking. Read WP:WEIGHT.--Gaeser (talk) 18:15, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

July 2010[edit]

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 48 hours for your disruption caused by edit warring and violation of the three-revert rule at Oshki. During a dispute, you should first try to discuss controversial changes and seek consensus. If that proves unsuccessful you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection. If you would like to be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|Your reason here}} below, but you should read our guide to appealing blocks first. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 07:57, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
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Request reason:

I only reverted because a fact tag was constantly removed (that's clearly what I indicated in my edit summaries), and I honestly thought that 3RR didn't apply to such reverts. If it does, I apologize and I certainly won't do this anymore. Sardur (talk) 08:26, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Both you and the other offending editor have been blocked for 48hrs due to this this situation. As you already have previous discussions regarding slow edit wars, and therefore have full knowledge of WP:EW, and WP:3RR, I am surprised to see an unblock request in this manner (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 11:05, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

I repeat it, I honestly thought that 3RR didn't apply to such reverts. I take due note of this, though I find that strange. Sardur (talk) 11:30, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Just in case: I decline any responsibility for new ip edits on the article; whoever it is, that's definitely not me. Sardur (talk) 17:05, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

IP vandal[edit]

Hi, an IP is vandalising this article: —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ionidasz (talkcontribs) 15:40, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Your edit[edit]

Please explain each of the changes in your edit as I did in my comments. Hope it was not blind revert. --Quantum666 (talk) 05:18, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

And here --Quantum666 (talk) 05:30, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

I asked you to explain your edit, but not to describe mine. So I'm still waiting for something more than "conntraversial". About Shusha: the article about NKR's division is written in English Wikipedia but not Armenian so we must use most common and widely used name, that is Shusha. --Quantum666 (talk) 15:49, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
-) I see that you cannot explain none of your edits. There were a few of my edits but you reverted all of them. So if you don't want to explain your opinion - don't revert them. All the explanations of my edits are written in the comments, so we can discuss them ( but only if you want of course). --Quantum666 (talk) 04:37, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
And about Shusha: we must use most common and widely used name, that is Shusha, not Shushi. And there is cosensus about it. See the article. --Quantum666 (talk) 04:48, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
Are these the only edits you disagree with?
What do you mean by saying "this is all about context"? --Quantum666 (talk) 05:30, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
Then show me all of the edits you disagree with and I will explain each of them in details. --Quantum666 (talk) 05:47, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
About Shusha: then it is logical to write like this Shushi (Armenian: Շուշի) is an administrative region of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (de jure in Azerbaijan). And it is logical to remove Shushi from the article Shusha Rayon as the article is about Azerbaijan's administrative division. --Quantum666 (talk) 07:59, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
So you agree with my proposal? --Quantum666 (talk) 08:45, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
About Shusha: then it is logical to write like this Shushi (Armenian: Շուշի) is an administrative region of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (de jure in Azerbaijan). And it is logical to remove Shushi from the article Shusha Rayon as the article is about Azerbaijan's administrative division. --Quantum666 —Preceding undated comment added 08:54, 31 August 2010 (UTC).
Well, it's your choice to stop the discussion. As you have no disagreements with my proposals I will make the changes. --Quantum666 (talk) 09:18, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

By the way you haven't explained reverting these edits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Could you please write the explanation in the article's discussion page. Thanks in advance. --Quantum666 (talk) 10:28, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Historic Armenia map[edit]

The User:MontyofArabia has reverted me twice already on putting the historic map of Armenia. We need atleast one historic map in the Armenia page. Can you find a good map or adjust the size perhaps of the Armenian Empire map of Tigranes that was there on the page before. We have a Cilician kingdom map, which is the only ancient map not included the main locations of historic Armenia. So we need atleast one historic map, also I checked other neighboring countries, they all have their historic maps. Aryamahasattva (talk) 20:34, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Drmbon redirect[edit]

Hi. You seem to be more knowledgeable on wiki rules. I guess the redirect of Drmbon should be removed, but am not sure how that can be done without violation of any wiki rules. My proposal to remove is available at Talk:Drmbon. Please suggest what can/should be done. -- Ashot  (talk) 19:36, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Kingdom of Armenia (Antiquity)[edit]

All right, I didn't know about that feature.

Problem is, since the article already exists now, I can't move it. How do I get the article to be deleted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kentronhayastan (talkcontribs) 19:27, 30 December 2010 (UTC)


I didn't realize that you were the same editor as here. I am updating the populations (2010 values are now available at ARMSTAT) of the various communities in Armenia, starting with Syunik Marz, adding the area values would be good too. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 22:04, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

AE report filed by User:Grandmaster (from my user page)[edit]

User:Grandmaster has filed an AE report on Nagorno-Karabakh trying to limit participation in the article. Take a look as a user active on the article’s talk pages. Dehr (talk) 16:53, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Restricting access to users in Armenia-Azerbaijan[edit]

I would like to pick the brain of more experienced users about the ongoing exchange between [User:Grandmaster] and a couple of administrators. Grandmaster suggests to restrict access to some and potentially to all articles in Armenia-Azerbaijan by excluding new users [12]. You can reply on my home page if you wish. Dehr (talk) 19:20, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

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Azerbaijani vs Azeri[edit]

re [13], why did you make this change? Why these instances of Azerbaijani and not all of them? --Golbez (talk) 20:59, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

At what point in time does "Azerbaijani" become anachronistic? You changed one instance in 1992 of it to Azeri, which would appear to not fall under the anachronism argument. --Golbez (talk) 22:37, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Regarding some recent Armenian article changes[edit]

This user who goes by the name of Kentronhayastan [14], Ive noticed his edits for a while now, and they are not exactly describing who he really is. I mean to clarify to you, what im saying is if you notice his edits on the Armenian articles, he pretends he is doing good to the Armenian history, but in fact, he is corrupting it in a clever way. He is an imposter actually. I noticed for example he added a whole bunch of foreign languages to all the articles on our history, and someone else did a good job of reverting those. He basically is POV pushing just about any time in our history articles of foreign rule. He tried to put Islam in all the history articles, hah, and included like 10 other languages, where it says languages. The person that reverted him did a good job and restored the native language Armenian to be the only main language of those times. Specially the Kingdoms of Armenia , whether they were Ancient, or the Modern kingdoms like Bagratuni, and the Antiquity. He also had purposely removed the Marzpanate Mamikonian period, and the other person asked him to restore it back. Also if you can help out please restore back where it says "Armenia Major" in the Antiquity, to "Kingdom of Armenia", this is what it said earlier and this guy Kentronhayastan reverted it back to Armenia Major. Its suppose to say Kingdom of Armenia, because the only Kingdom of Armenia mentioned first is in the Middle Ages. Its showing that there was no Kingdom of Armenia in ancient times? If you notice he recently also changed Commagene to "Kingdom of Commagene", but didnt change Armenia Major to "Kingdom of Armenia". Please put back the name "Kingdom of Armenia", in our antiquity. Thank you. And if you can also remove Armeno-Phrygian from the History template also, because that was never there, and this imposter which im suspicious of is trying to ruin our history. Also he tried to change the language of the Orontid period, by saying it was Proto-Armenian, it was never Proto-Armenian, and everyone excepts that that was earlier than that time. (talk) 07:11, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Also he is the one that made the new image for the Template [15], the one with the Armenian eternity symbol and Mount Ararat with Khor Virap there in that image on the Template History of Armenia. It use to be the Coat of Arms of Armenia, but now he put this new one which is good. But he wants to restore back the Coat of Arms, when he himself made this new image. He is purposely doing this just to ruin Armenian history and culture. Please vote to keep the new image of eternity symbol and Ararat , instead of the Coat of Arms, which is only about the Modern history. This image is better cause its about all the History etc etc. So when he puts, of if he puts a vote, please vote for the current image on the template. Thanks for your help. (talk) 07:15, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

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  • A quick reminder about using the account: 1) try it out; 2) provide original citation information, in addition to linking to a Questia article; 3) avoid bare links to non-free Questia pages; 4) note "(subscription required)" in the citation, where appropriate. Examples are at WP:Questia/Citations.
  • Questia would love to hear feedback at WP:Questia/Experiences
  • Show off your Questia access by placing {{User:Ocaasi/Questia_userbox}} on your userpage
  • When the 1-year period is up, check the applications page to see if renewal is possible. We hope it will be.

Thanks for helping make Wikipedia better. Enjoy your research! Cheers, Ocaasi 18:30, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Questia email failure: Will resend codes[edit]

Sorry for the disruption but apparently the email bot failed. We'll resend the codes this week. (note: If you were notified directly that your email preferences were not enabled, you still need to contact Ocaasi). Cheers, User:Ocaasi 21:19, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Questia email success: Codes resent[edit]

Check your email. Enjoy! Ocaasi t | c 21:44, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

New positions: Sign up to be a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, or a Volunteer Wikipedia Librarian

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

New ways to get involved: Visiting scholar requirements; subject guides; room for library expansion and exploration

Read the full newsletter

Thanks for reading! All future newsletters will be opt-in only. Have an item for the next issue? Leave a note for the editor on the Suggestions page. --The Interior 20:02, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 14:52, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:52, 24 November 2015 (UTC)