User talk:SiBr4

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A barnstar for you[edit]

Design Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
For the creation of File:Parity clocks - P-conservation.svg and File:Parity clocks - P-violation.svg, which will illustrate our articles for years to come. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 21:12, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Keep up the good work! :-) --Nadia (Kutsuit) (talk) 21:39, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Yo, thanks for the timely template magic. If you don't like beer, pretend it's some other thing you like. Anon423 (talk) 00:46, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't. Thanks, though. SiBr4 (talk) 11:51, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank You for SVG! :) Shamil008 (talk) 16:28, 10 April 2015 (UTC)


Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
This barnstar, named for Leonardo da Vinci, is gratefully awarded to User:SiBr4 for technical advice at the Village Pump, and for this very clear and very helpful lesson. I hope you keep up the great work.Anythingyouwant (talk) 17:10, 1 August 2015 (UTC)


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Flag of Zambia[edit]

Hi, I saw you moved the federation flag back to historical flags. While I don't dispute that it is a historical flag (I even added the vexillological icon identifying it as such). I am not sure it belongs in the section that infers its a historical national flag of Zambia. It is a related flag and one no longer in use but it was never the Zambian national flag (or the national flag of a predecessor). Anyway, thats my thought process, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts. Thanks Paul  Bradbury 18:32, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland article implies Nyasaland and the Rhodesias formed a single national entity together, which would technically mean the flag of the federation was the "national flag" of Northern Rhodesia during the existence of the federation, and its own flag a subnational one. I've added a note to clarify that the federation was a larger entity that included Northern Rhodesia, and also expanded the lead to explain what Northern Rhodesia was in the first place. SiBr4 (talk) 19:06, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
That makes sense. I am working on trying to take this from a stub to maybe a GA thanks for the help fixing my awful grammar today as well. Paul  Bradbury 17:05, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Landlocked countries[edit]

Hi SiBr4. I was notified that my correction of the geographical location of Macedonia and Serbia in the article on landlocked countries from Central to Southern Europe was reverted by you. The location of Macedonia in Southern Europe is evident and undisputed, while Serbia is typically considered a transitional country, although most often it is mentioned as part of Southern Europe. If you were unsure on the location of Serbia, perhaps we could designate its region as "Southern/Central Europe". Best regards.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 06:39, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

I have just checked the paper titled "Economic Development Problems of Landlocked Countries", which is used as a source in the article, and found that there is no definition of Central European cluster. All landlocked countries in Europe are simply placed in a European cluster. Best.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 06:45, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

I don't dispute Macedonia and Serbia are in Southern rather than Central Europe, but that isn't what the column is about. It gives the location of the contiguous clusters of countries (i.e. groups of bordering landlocked countries) that they're part of, which in several cases span multiple geographical regions. The names of the clusters can be debated, but all members of a cluster should have the same text in the "Cluster" column. Would it be an option to rename some of the clusters to list all regions they extend into; e.g. "Central and South Europe", "West, Central and East Africa"?
The cluster was originally called just "Europe"; I had changed it to "Central Europe" to distinguish it from the previously excluded de facto-only Eastern European cluster (Moldova and Transnistria), which the paper does not include. SiBr4 (talk) 11:40, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
Despite your willingness to make it clearer, changing it on your own without any reference to reliable sources is a classical example of original research. I have added the tag on the top of that section and started a new thread on the discussion page. Best.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 10:11, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Coats of arms of states of Mexico[edit]

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The bot would have noticed the copyvio earlier if only it could check new sections on existing pages as well as new articles... I merely moved the content from Coat of arms of Mexico, which had included it since 2009. SiBr4 (talk) 22:27, 12 August 2015 (UTC)