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Welcome to the Wikipedia[edit]

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Sam [Spade] 14:46, 4 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Thank you on useful pointers, Sam! But you won't see much of my work here, as I am dominantly oriented to work on Croatian Wikipedia, which you can se here: My work.

On English Wikipedia up to now I only added links to croatian Wikipedia, but in future I may write something related to my field of interest, if there will be need to add something to Science fiction or Computer security topics.
SpeedyGonsales 16:28, 4 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Help with translation[edit]

Hi there, I see you are en-3 and hr-N, so I wondered if you could check my translation on this page: Reproduction of Croatian currency. This page is going to be linked from a Template on commons.wikimedia.org, so I'd like it to be in perfect English... hope you could help. PS, I'm especcialy uncertain whether I got the "nema središnje značenje" correctly translated to "hasn't got central place". I really don't know how to put it correctly... --Dijxtra 09:48, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

Science pearls[edit]

Hi,

I address you as the ambassador of your wikipedia. Please notice the above project.

This project, more than other projects, will benefit from inter-wiki cooperation. Can you post a message regarding this project at your wikipedia village pump?

Thanks for your help, APH from the English wiki

Medieval Croatia[edit]

Is the ethnical border of Serbs and Croats in the early Medieval ages something like Una-Cetina region or something else? HolyRomanEmperor 15:51, 5 November 2005 (UTC)

Your opinions sound very rational. I guess that we can only draw facts on borders of the states, not based on ethnicity (during Tomislav's realm there was an abundence of Serbs in Croatia, possibly brought through his most eastern territories; King Dragutin mentions Croats as one of the peoples living with Serbs in Usora, Soli and Srijem; etc.) 12:08, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

I don't understand one thing, though. Zahumlje (nor Paganija, for that matter) weren't part of King Tomislav's realm... HolyRomanEmperor 12:13, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

And Krešimir held Pagania under his proctetorate only. Zachlumia was a part of the Slav Kingdom of Doclea. HolyRomanEmperor 12:16, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

Yes, I get it. HolyRomanEmperor 15:13, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

I am glad that the Greater Serbian article of Catholic Serbs got deleted. May I invite you to make with me a new one? (my research on that field is almost finished; while I am lacking info on Orthodox Croats) HolyRomanEmperor 12:52, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

Oh, I can wait a hundred years. Just yes or no? HolyRomanEmperor

Oh, I can wait a hundred years. Just yes or no? HolyRomanEmperor 17:13, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

Ruđer Josip Bošković, Conte Orsatti di Pozza (Medo Pucić), Kralj Stefan Dragutin Nemanjić, Veliki Župan Stefan Nemanja, Pero Budmani, Milan Rešetar, Raffo di Pozza (Rafo Pucić), Frano Gundulić (Gondola), Ivo Andrić, Niko Pucić, ???? Zlatarić, Antun Fabris.... Jel' mogu ovi? HolyRomanEmperor 17:16, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

Ah, da :) Dominiko Zlatarić, Nikola Bošković, Luko Zore, V/Baltazar Bogišić, Petar i Paskva (Pasco) Pucić (Pozza), Dživo (Ivan) Gundulić (Gondola), Dane Rastić, Michael i Marinus de Resti, Simona Mathie de Resti, Symeon Sclani de Resti, Vita Volcii de Resti, Matija Ban, Marko Car, ... HolyRomanEmperor 17:30, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

Luko Zore was a Croatian, catholic by birth, who was one of the leading opposition fighting against the foreign forces of Austro-hungarian Empire and Italy in Dubrovnik. In that time there were two major intelectual streams in Dubrovnik as well as in the whole Croatia: First one was for the union of all the slavic people believing that all the slavic people were of one nation ( Ilirski preporod), which was prevailing in Dubrovnik, and the second one was for croatian state of croatian people which was much weaker since they were not able to resist the forces of bribed political power of that time only by themselves. Luko Zore therefore entered and was an active part of all the slavic associations available in that time in Dubrovnik, trying to fight the foreign political power and to develop the idea of national identity of the language and slavic origins. Mediteranac 16:39, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes, ofcourse, the article's subject are the Dalmatian Serbs (some from Dubrovnik or elsewhere) and the harsh Venetian forceful conversions to Catholicism (te list was those who would be mentioned in the article) HolyRomanEmperor 15:35, 21 November 2005 (UTC)

Ljudevit Posavski[edit]

...vidim da si ti zapoceo ovaj clanak, pa mislim da bi trebalo da izjasnis svoje misljenje o njemu (znatno sam ga prosirio) --HolyRomanEmperor 19:21, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Prijevod[edit]

Hej, neki momak se na commonsima trudi prevest neke dvije recenice na razne jezike. Zamolio me, i ja sam mu obavio prijevod na hrvatski, no molio bih tebe da provjeris da li sam to dobro obavio (vjerujem da vi imate razradjenu teminologiju, pa provjeri da li sam ju dobro slijedio...). Prijevodi se nalaze ovdje: [1] --Dijxtra 10:33, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Jimbo u RH[edit]

Hej, pred nekih mjesec dana načuo sam informaciju da će Jimbo doći u Hrvatsku, no od tad više ni traga ni glasa nekoj sličnoj informaciji. Znaš li ti išta o tome? --Dijxtra 21:26, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Oh, slijep sam :-\ Uglavnom, hvala! --Dijxtra 09:56, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

COTW Project[edit]

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Skalić[edit]

Hvala ti SpeedyGonsales što si popravio članak o Skaliću jer je dio o nacionalnosti naprosto jedna teška nebuloza kojoj tamo sigurno nije mjesto. Ali izgleda da ekipa (Primetime posebno) jednostavno nije sposobna shvatiti neke stvari, a izgeda da im niti zdrava logika nije jača strana.

Drže se ko pijan plota svojih enciklopedija, za koje se jednostavno mora priznati da su poprilično loše, i nikakvi argumenti se uopće niti ne razmatraju. Dovoljno je to što se u "svetim" knjigama nalaze drukčiji podaci. Nažalost Primetime je ponovno vratio ono što si ti maknuo na razgovor, tek toliko da znaš. Pa ako ti se uopće da petljati s ovim likovima... Ako ti se da baviti takvim budalama kao što su naša dvojica junaka, molim te javi još ponekom sa Hr. wikipedije da također ode na istu stranicu, i na stranicu o enciklopediji gdje stalno brišu podatak da je Skalić Hrvat, pa neka to ljudi isprave- neka djeluju na te ljude. Ujedinjeni smo jači!


srdačan pozdrav,

Goran


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A copyvio at the hr-WP[edit]

Hi there! I see that you are an admin at the Croatian WP and also the "ambassador"... It seems that the article hr:Ferdo Livadić (created in November 2004) is a copyright violation from this article, which existed already in February 2004 (see the Internet Archive). Could you please deal with this appropriately? I have not figured out how to report a copyvio at the hr-WP. Thanks! Lupo 11:38, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

You said you'd look into this. And...? I don't see any action, so you must have come to the conclusion that it wasn't a copyvio. Would you please explain why? Lupo 09:53, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for following up on this one. Glad to see that this has been resolved. And I'm even more glad that it turns out to be a properly licensed copy. The author of the off-Wikipedia site was and is aware of course that a "Wikipedia-only" release is not good enough and thus did license his texts as GFDL, I presume. Lupo 19:34, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Please look at Croatian Association of Prisoners in Serbian Concentration Camps[edit]

Another editor has started two articles, Croatian Association of Prisoners in Serbian Concentration Camps and Union of Croatian Homeland War Volunteers Association, which may be deleted for not being notable. If you can expand either article, I would be grateful. You may also want to look at Croatian Worldwide Association -- Eastmain 06:08, 23 May 2007 (UTC)


Good morning[edit]

You know me from Croatian wiki, but here I have different name. This is just FYI. In case that you need any help with translations or something else. I am very good at Croatian history as well as ...--Billy the lid 08:18, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Spencer Boone[edit]

Would you look at the article Spencer Boone, about a supposed 19th-century Croatian politician? For reasons I have stated on its talk page, I suspect it to be a hoax, and I would be glad to have your view. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 16:28, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

I answered on talk page, and per your talk page, I answer you here :-) that if you need any additional explanation, check #wikipedia-hr on freenode (as there are almost always one or two hr wiki admins, but please observe the timezone :-) Thanks for warning! SpeedyGonsales (talk) 18:43, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank you, just what I wanted to know. I tagged it for deletion - already gone. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 20:23, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


Draža[edit]

Pošto si me blokirao na hr vikipediji moram ovako da ti se obratim. Dražu nisam ja rehabilitovao, već srpski sud, isti onaj koji ga je i osudio 1946. godine. Komunistička presuda protiv Mihailovića je jedina u celom svetu koliko znam, a i ta jedina je povučena, tako da Draža nigde nije osuđen za ratne zločine osim u glavama nekih ljudi. Draža je ZVANIČNO(a to se valjda jedino i gleda na vikipediji ako se ne varam, zvanični podaci) borac protiv fašizma, i saradnik saveznika, a to što je po tebi(i mnogima na hr vikipediji) neprihvatljivo da on stoji među saveznicima je nešto potpuno nebitno i nerelevantno. Kao što sam verujem napomenuo u prošlom razgovoru, u USA četništvo nije zabranjeno, za razliku od fašizma npr, a zakoni USA vladaju na wikipediji, zar ne? Dražu je odlikovala Amerika, to je činjenica. Amerika nije povukla odlikovanje, to je činjenica. U Americi kao i u celom svetu osim u BiH i Hrvatskoj, Draža je među saveznicima. To što je po tebi nemoralno da neko šalje Trumanova jaja ubicama čoveka koga su ti isti odlikovali, je opet POTPUNO NEBITNO, kao i svi tvoji "logični" zaključci(koji spadaju pod originalno istraživanje, koje je zabranjeno, a koga ima na pretek na hr viki) u vezi ove teme. Stvar je jako jednostavna, čovek nigde nikada(pa ni pred "narodnim sudom") nije osuđen za ratni zločin, i stoga NIKAKO NE MOŽE BITI RATNI ZLOČINAC (zvanično). I da, baš mi je drago što si me blokirao, jedino mi je žao što mi nisi dao večni blok, da pokažeš koliko si stvarno nemoćan da se suočiš sa činjenicama... Vule91 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.216.195.223 (talk) 15:49, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Right back @ ya![edit]

Happy 2009 to you too!

By the way, thanks for fixing my page. When I wrote that I was not very skilled at speaking Croatian :)

OG Squeaks grafitti 04:47, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Do not be so quick to revert[edit]

It's correct to write such notice, but I would use Google before. If you will answer me, do it on my talk page. I hope you'll find my advice leading you to work better, not as allowing vandals more freedom. Regards. SpeedyGonsales (talk) 16:01, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

I actually did a Google News search for him and found no relevant matches. I still don't see any media mention of his death. I don't speak Croatian, though. If you do find a link, I think you should add it to the article because I still think it is lacking. --Zvika (talk) 18:05, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Popis[edit]

Popis sam stavio na en. wikipediju jer samo nju pratim. Oni koji rade na hr. wikipediji mogu ga slobodno kopirati s en. wikipedije. Iako manje, popis je koristan i ovdje jer npr. imena ostaju jednako napisana bez obzira na jezik. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vedranf (talkcontribs) 16:41, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Peruča vs Peruća[edit]

Hi Speedy. Why you think its Peruća?

Peruča, akumulacijsko jezero na gornjem toku Cetine, kraj Sinja; 13 km2, dubina do 64 m. HE.[1]
  1. ^ Hrvatski leksikon (1996-1997) (Croatian)

--Kebeta (talk) 19:26, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

O.K. --Kebeta (talk) 12:42, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

If there are five high-quality references (university publications, primary sources) that say "the sun is yellow", and you arrive with a source that says "the sun is blue", you cannot simply write "the sun is blue, yellow" and then cry "don't write against sources!" when someone removes that. --DIREKTOR (TALK) 12:15, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

1) Concerning sources in general. Perhaps the post above was not clear? The sources listed exclude "Croatian" and support "Croatian or Serbian". In other words, you have one source that is contradicted by all the others, so how can you add both contradicting facts? In short please "DO NOT edit-war to push your edit", per policy. (Whether the check is "pending!" or not is not my concern. I hardly need notification of your daily activities.)
2) Concerning the contradiction in this specific case. Now please understand the following: Your source is indeed high quality and is not really wrong - your source is correct. Within Croatia-Slavonia both the names "Croatian" and "Croatian or Serbian" were indeed used - for one and the same language (none of this is imaginary, see source on Talk:Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia). However, the reason why of these two "Croatian or Serbian" is currently in the infobox is because in Austria-Hungary, and in all official documents of the state, the name "Croatian or Serbian" is always used. In the rest of Austria-Hungary, outside the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, the name "Croatian or Serbian" is the only name for the language (while both were used in C-S). In Dalmatia, for example, the language was only known as "Croatian or Serbian". This was all because there "was no method to distinguish between the languages, even if such a desire existed".
I really hope you read the above carefully... I get the feeling this is one of those things I'll have to repeat. Regards --DIREKTOR (TALK) 15:42, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
Polite? I did NOT mean to sound arrogant or anything! (Keep in mind that raw text can be ambiguous.) I was just hoping I'd have your full attention. But if you want to talk about politeness than I suggest that first and foremost you stop edit-warring to introduce your edit. Its still there and it can be easily restored. Edit-warring destroys conversation.
  • Never mind how many there are, they are not wrong and they do not contradict my sources so its not an issue.
  • "Opposite"? Its not the "opposite" at all, and there are sources of my own... wait. You did not read point "2)" of my post, did you?
Please read my post completely. --DIREKTOR (TALK) 16:09, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
If you make a new edit and it is reverted, please have the courtesy, the patience, and prudence to wait for a while until the matter can be discussed. If your version gets reverted, please do not immediately start edit-warring. And I can see that my appeal was well placed. You still did not read my post completely. Was my wording unclear?
(P.S. You do not know what revisionism is. "Revisionism" is not when you find something you and your buddies think is wrong.) --DIREKTOR (TALK) 17:33, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

File:Spomen ploca Nikola Tesla 0108.JPG[edit]

Hi, SpeedyGonsales

I'm wondering if File:Spomen ploca Nikola Tesla 0108.JPG should have the {{pd-art}} tag for it's copyright since Croatia grants freedom of panorama to public plaques, instead of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Best, Albacore (talk) 20:26, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikimania discussion[edit]

Hi, we just met over lunch at Wikimania. This is just a note to make contact. Your talk was entertaining as I predicted... :-) Dovi (talk) 11:47, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Just wanted to mention that I was the person (in the jacket) to whom you talked to during the break. Ironically, I came expecting to meet Dovi, but missed him.Mzk1 (talk) 14:32, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
It's my username, at hotmail.comMzk1 (talk) 20:54, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

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Croatian independence referendum[edit]

Hi! I'm working on expanding and referencing the Croatian independence referendum, 1991 article, and I'm struggling to find any relevant images. I saw a poster image on Croatian wiki article, but since it's not available on the Commons, I'm wondering whether it would be alright to upload it to en wiki and use it as a fair-use image. What do you think?--Tomobe03 (talk) 20:55, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Actually it really appears that the poster is not copyrightable under the Croatian law. Article 8 Section 2.1 of the Copyright Act says that official works published in order to inform the public are not subject to copyright protection. I'm unsure what type of licensing should be applied in the commons though.--Tomobe03 (talk) 12:21, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

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Images[edit]

Thanks for providing photos of Giovanni Cernogoraz and Sandra Perković. Images are sometimes not easy to come by, so these contributions are certainly appreciated! GregorB (talk) 23:07, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

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Settled. SpeedyGonsales 12:43, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

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Help with a Croatian translation?[edit]

Hello SpeedyGonsales, how are you? You were recommended to me by Keegan as a good person to talk to about Croatian wikipedia. We are planning on rolling out the new VisualEditor to hr.wiki in a few weeks. I have a message to the hr.wikipedians, do you have time to do a short translation for me? Regards, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 02:34, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

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Violation of freedom of speech on hr.wikipedia[edit]

We have met in 2005, and I very much respect your efforts in contributing to and helping administer Croatian Wikipedia. However I am very very disappointed by the kinds of editorial policies you have decided to adopt. You, Suradnik:Zeljko, and others are blocking users on hr.wikipedia for telling you things you don't like, in ways you don't like. If you are truly committed to the principles of Wikipedia in general, I would like to ask you to address the substance, not the tone of the criticism, or the graphics someone chooses to describe one's positions.

I have currently been blocked on hr.wiki for changing graphics on my user page. The graphics in question are not that much different from those used by Suradnik:Starčevićanac to express his opposition to totalitarian regimes. I changed them after you have deleted the Userbox that contained the same graphics as "vandalism." I think the decision to block me is utterly unacceptable, but I don't expect we'll agree on this. I would just like to ask you to let me know for how long I have been blocked, because I would like to continue to contribute to the discussion, both in constructive conversation & by work on hr.wiki articles.

Many thanks. – Miranche T C 00:12, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Correction, I see now that only my user page has been blocked. Will continue talk on hr.wiki – Miranche T C 01:05, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Another correction, I see that I've been blocked for 3 months. Strangely, all pages still say "Uredi"/"Edit". Well, that's that. I guess I'm the least of your problems these days, I do hope you know what you're doing. But I won't hold my breath. – Miranche T C 05:50, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

wikEd translation[edit]

Hi SpeedyGonsales,

I have updated your wikEd translation to the current version (0.9.119c). It would be great if you could find the time to translate the new additions into English. Please let me know here if you have any questions or suggestions.

Thanks in advance, Cacycle (talk) 14:03, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

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