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Anna Frodesiak (talk) 11:48, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Please read Wikipedia:Red link about your recent removal of redlinks. Thanks. If there is anything you ever need or have any questions, please ask. Thank you, and happy editing. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 11:48, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Articles[edit]

Hello, thanks for these articles! I’ve just read them and I’m a bit concerned that they don't have any citations. That worries me since without proof that a topic is notable, meaning covered enough in media for it to be possible to write a fair article on the topic, the articles may get deleted.

Are there any reliable sources that you can add? If so just edit the article and add citations using the cite tool, or if you have any thoughts or questions just let me know. Blythwood (talk) 20:09, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

See also WP: My first article --220 of Borg 20:42, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Tesla[edit]

Your posting on talk:Nikola Tesla was moved to Talk:Nikola Tesla/Nationality and ethnicity, per the instructions at the top of the talk page ("This is the talk page for discussing changes to the Nikola Tesla article itself. Please place requests for comment or debates about Tesla's ethnicity on Talk:Nikola Tesla/Nationality and ethnicity. Questions concerning his nationality, ethnicity, and/or birthplace should also be asked on the sub-talkpage").- MrX 22:06, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

April 2017[edit]

Information icon Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at English language. Your edits appear to be disruptive and have been reverted.

Please ensure you are familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, and please do not continue to make edits that appear disruptive. Continual disruptive editing may result in loss of editing privileges. Thank you. BilCat (talk) 23:22, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Edit warring at Croatian language[edit]

You have reverted four times on this article since June 10. Please be aware that this article is under a WP:1RR restriction, which means you could already be blocked for making two reverts on June 14. This may be your only warning. Thank you, EdJohnston (talk) 02:48, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

July 2017[edit]

You are suspected of sock puppetry, which means that someone suspects you of using multiple Wikipedia accounts for prohibited purposes. Please make yourself familiar with the notes for the suspect, then, if you wish to do so, respond to the evidence at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Filipz123. Thank you. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 15:18, 12 July 2017 (UTC)


Famousbirthdays.com as a source[edit]

Hi Sheldonium . I'm in the process of removing famousbirthdays.com as a source from Wikipedia, because it's not reliable (See Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard/Archive_153#Is_famousbirthdays.com_a_reliable_source_for_personal_information). I noticed that you've added it, and wanted to make sure you understood why it's being removed. If you disagree, let's discuss it. Thanks. --Ronz (talk) 20:39, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Vjekoslav Luigi Meichsner moved to draftspace[edit]

An article you recently created, Vjekoslav Luigi Meichsner, does not have enough sources and citations as written to remain published. It needs more citations from reliable, independent sources. (?) Information that can't be referenced should be removed (verifiability is of central importance on Wikipedia). I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, please follow the prompts on the Articles for Creation template atop the page. — InsertCleverPhraseHere 19:43, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Vjekoslav Meichsner moved to draftspace[edit]

An article you recently created, Vjekoslav Meichsner, does not have enough sources and citations as written to remain published. It needs more citations from reliable, independent sources. (?) Information that can't be referenced should be removed (verifiability is of central importance on Wikipedia). I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, please follow the prompts on the Articles for Creation template atop the page. — InsertCleverPhraseHere 19:44, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Tomislav Domazet-Lošo[edit]

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The article Tomislav Domazet-Lošo has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The criteria for notability of academics are not met. (WP:ACADEMIC)

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Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. MichaK (talk) 15:02, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

July 2017[edit]

Information icon Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. You appear to be repeatedly reverting or undoing other editors' contributions at List_of_Croatian_inventions_and_discoveries. Although this may seem necessary to protect your preferred version of a page, on Wikipedia this is known as "edit warring" and is usually seen as obstructing the normal editing process, as it often creates animosity between editors. Instead of reverting, please discuss the situation with the editor(s) involved and try to reach a consensus on the talk page.

If editors continue to revert to their preferred version they are likely to be blocked from editing Wikipedia. This isn't done to punish an editor, but to prevent the disruption caused by edit warring. In particular, editors should be aware of the three-revert rule, which says that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Edit warring on Wikipedia is not acceptable in any amount, and violating the three-revert rule is very likely to lead to a block.

Clearly your additions here have been opposed and the best response is to try and discuss them, using the article talk: page. There is also a discussion about these edits at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Technology and you are invited to contribute there. Andy Dingley (talk) 10:14, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]

Information icon Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion involving you at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring regarding a possible violation of Wikipedia's policy on edit warring. Thank you. Andy Dingley (talk) 17:17, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello Sheldonium. You should consider promising to stop the edit war reported at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring#User:Sheldonium reported by User:Andy Dingley (Result: ). Otherwise you are risking a block for long term edit warring on this article (from July 16 to the present). You have never used the talk page at List of Croatian inventions and discoveries. You have indeed participated in the thread at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Technology#National invention categories but nobody there supports your position. If it appears you are editing promotionally for the Croatian side of every dispute, you are risking a sanction under WP:ARBMAC. EdJohnston (talk) 19:47, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

July 2017[edit]

Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, talk pages are meant to be a record of a discussion; deleting or editing legitimate comments, as you did at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Technology, is considered bad practice, even if you meant well. Even making spelling and grammatical corrections in others' comments is generally frowned upon, as it tends to irritate the users whose comments you are correcting. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. [1] Andy Dingley (talk) 18:03, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

List of Croatian inventions and discoveries is covered by discretionary sanctions under WP:ARBMAC[edit]

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The Arbitration Committee has authorised discretionary sanctions to be used for pages regarding the Balkans, a topic which you have edited. The Committee's decision is here.

Discretionary sanctions is a system of conduct regulation designed to minimize disruption to controversial topics. This means uninvolved administrators can impose sanctions for edits relating to the topic that do not adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, our standards of behavior, or relevant policies. Administrators may impose sanctions such as editing restrictions, bans, or blocks. This message is to notify you that sanctions are authorised for the topic you are editing. Before continuing to edit this topic, please familiarise yourself with the discretionary sanctions system. Don't hesitate to contact me or another editor if you have any questions.

EdJohnston (talk) 19:49, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Edit warring at List of Croatian inventions and discoveries[edit]

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 48 hours for edit warring. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may request an unblock by first reading the guide to appealing blocks, then adding the following text to the bottom of your talk page: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.

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.

The full report is at the edit warring noticeboard. Thank you, EdJohnston (talk) 21:27, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Block expired, first edits are to restore the challenged content. Andy Dingley (talk) 14:15, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Vjekoslav Luigi Meichsner has been accepted[edit]

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Vjekoslav Luigi Meichsner, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

SwisterTwister talk 06:14, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

July 2017[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on List_of_Croatian_inventions_and_discoveries. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

Please be particularly aware that Wikipedia's policy on edit warring states:

  1. Edit warring is disruptive regardless of how many reverts you have made.
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes; work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection. If you engage in an edit war, you may be blocked from editing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Croatian_inventions_and_discoveries&type=revision&diff=792604274&oldid=792301195

You've just served out a block for adding this same contested content, and your first edit is to restore it? Please discuss this, in the long thread on these topics. Andy Dingley (talk) 14:15, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Please stop making disruptive edits, as you did at Nikola Tesla.

If you continue to disrupt Wikipedia, you may be blocked from editing. Andy Dingley (talk) 14:19, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 1 month for edit warring, as you did at List of Croatian inventions and discoveries. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may request an unblock by first reading the guide to appealing blocks, then adding the following text to the bottom of your talk page: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.

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.  Vanjagenije (talk) 14:20, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

  • As soon as the block expired, you continued the same edit-war the led to the block. You left me no option but to extend your block. Vanjagenije (talk) 14:22, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Vjekoslav Luigi Meichsner[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Vjekoslav Luigi Meichsner requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G12 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to be an unambiguous copyright infringement. This page appears to be a direct copy from This is a paste-in from the first reference "On 29 April 1916, Vjekoslav Luigi Meichsner, a civil engineer and entrepreneur, died in Zadar. Born in 1847 in Monza. Education data are not known to us. He spent most of his life in Sibenik where he realized his most significant projects such as the City Plumbing, the Provincial Hospital, the District Court building, etc. He was the first Croatian builder of a modern power system in Croatia when he built a hydroelectric power plant on the Krka River. The second major project to build the first regional electricity network with consumers in Zadar, Šibenik and Split did not come to life because of the opposition in Zadar, but this system worked half a century after his death. A number of construction works have been done in Zadar and Rijeka, Zagreb and Sarajevo." --Google Translate]. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images taken from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. You may use external websites or other printed material as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

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Speedy deletion nomination of Draft:Vjekoslav Meichsner[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Draft:Vjekoslav Meichsner requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G12 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to be an unambiguous copyright infringement. This page appears to be a direct copy from http://www.enciklopedija.hr/natuknica.aspx?id=39917. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images taken from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. You may use external websites or other printed material as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

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If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Andy Dingley (talk) 00:53, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

See the other CSD on Vjekoslav Luigi Meichsner above. Seems you've been writing these by taking the first ref, translating it (auto-translating it?) and adding it as a "new" article. Andy Dingley (talk) 00:55, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

An apology is required[edit]

I do not dislike Croats and am not an anti-Semite. Please apologise for these defamatory remarks. I loathe notionalists of any stripe. And I would recommend that you read a reliable history of LTA aviation.TheLongTone (talk) 16:33, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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July 2018[edit]

Constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, but your recent edits appear to be intentional disruptions designed to illustrate a point. Edits designed for the deliberate purpose of drawing opposition, including making edits you do not agree with or enforcing a rule in a generally unpopular way, are highly disruptive and can lead to a block or ban. If you feel that a policy is problematic, the policy's talk page is the proper place to raise your concerns. If you simply disagree with someone's actions in an article, discuss it on the article talk page or, if direct discussion fails, through dispute resolution. If consensus strongly disagrees with you even after you have made proper efforts, then respect the consensus, rather than trying to sway it with disruptive tactics. Thank you. Jingiby (talk) 14:58, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Information icon Please do not add commentary, your own point of view, or your own personal analysis to Wikipedia articles. Doing so violates Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy and breaches the formal tone expected in an encyclopedia. Thank you. Jingiby (talk) 17:54, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

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Your recent editing history shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. To resolve the content dispute, please do not revert or change the edits of others when you are reverted. Instead of reverting, please use the talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. The best practice at this stage is to discuss, not edit-war. See BRD for how this is done. If discussions reach an impasse, you can then post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection.

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Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you disrupt Wikipedia. Jingiby (talk) 20:13, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Serb-Catholic movement in Dubrovnik[edit]

Please familiarize you with this article Serb-Catholic movement in Dubrovnik. The group of local Catholic intellectuals, known as Catholic Serbs, espoused a pro-Serbian sentiment. The most prominent incarnations of the movement were the early South pan-Slavic activists as Matija Ban and Medo Pucić, and a more Serbian nationalist, led by a large number of Dubrovnik intellectuals at the time. It is important to respect their self-identification. Please, do not change their identity post-mortal. This is pseudoscience and is ahistorical, as it projects modern national sentiments into the past. The fact you dislike it can not change the history. Thank you. Jingiby (talk) 16:57, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Do not mark major edits as minor[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your contributions. Please mark your edits as "minor" only if they are minor edits. In accordance with Help:Minor edit, a minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. Minor edits consist of things such as typographical corrections, formatting changes or rearrangement of text without modification of content. Additionally, the reversion of clear-cut vandalism and test edits may be labeled "minor". Thank you. —J. M. (talk) 20:56, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

August 2018[edit]

Information icon Hello and welcome to Wikipedia. Constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, but a recent edit of yours to the page List of Croatian inventions and discoveries has an edit summary that appears to be inaccurate or inappropriate. The summaries are helpful to people browsing an article's history, so it is important that you use edit summaries that accurately tell other editors what you did. Feel free to use the sandbox to make test edits. Thank you. Doug Weller talk 11:20, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Your edits at List of Croatian inventions and discoveries reinstated material not backed by the sources[edit]

Your first edit[2] had a link to a draft page (which we never use as a link) which was deleted as was the article that you wrote on the inventor. And that article did not make the claim the restored text made, "First European hydropower", it said first Croatian hydropower. So you used a draft link which involved a deleted article to make a claim that was clearly false. To make matters worse, your edit summary was misleading as it said "reverting unsourced undo". What in the world does that mean? The editor removing it correctly wrote in their edit summary was the first European hydropower station was built.

Then you restored this text claiming Croatian invention of the Dirigible by David Schwarz (aviation inventor) and Vegeta> The editor reverting dirigible pointed out that " "dirigible" is the name of an airship flown by French inventor Henri Giffard roughly 30 years before Schwarz even reportedly became interested in the topic, and numerous others predate Schwarz's design" which is correct and there is no claim in Schwarz's article that he invented the dirigible. As for Vegeta, the reason was "Vegeta is a branded food additive, not an invention (as discussed at length at Talk:Vegeta (condiment)" - as you don't seem to even know that article exists, I assume you didn't read the talk page. But you did see the edit summary so have no excuse for reinstating it. Your rationale "reverting undos which are established on personal beliefs and not reliable sources" has no basis in reality, given the talk page discussion for Vegeta and the fact that both the article on Dirigiles and Schwartz's article make it clear he didn't invent it. This of course isn't the first time you've added this material. Doug Weller talk 11:46, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Discretionary sanctions alert for articles and content relating to the Balkans[edit]

Commons-emblem-notice.svgThis is a standard message to notify contributors about an administrative ruling in effect. It does not imply that there are any issues with your contributions to date.

You have recently shown interest in the Balkans. Due to past disruption in this topic area, a more stringent set of rules called discretionary sanctions is in effect: any administrator may impose sanctions on editors who do not strictly follow Wikipedia's policies, or any page-specific restrictions, when making edits related to the topic.

For additional information, please see the guidance on discretionary sanctions and the Arbitration Committee's decision here. If you have any questions, or any doubts regarding what edits are appropriate, you are welcome to discuss them with me or any other editor.

Doug Weller talk 12:08, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Note that it is only because the alert given you by User:EdJohnston has expired as it was given to you more than a year ago that I have not topic banned you from the area. Doug Weller talk 12:10, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
Sheldonium, your edits don't appear to be neutral. You seem to be taking the Croatian side of every difference of opinion. If this continues, it is likely that an admin will topic ban you from all Balkan editing under WP:ARBMAC. EdJohnston (talk) 15:09, 27 August 2018 (UTC)