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Tsarist autocracy[edit]

Could you place the following text back this anonymous contributor removed?

Also, it is mindbaffling how this article still exists, given the repeated discussions on the talkpage which all point at the poor quality of research by which the article hangs together (barely). 2001:1C02:1907:9500:5961:8A5E:9CFA:3884 (talk) 17:28, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

@2001:1C02:1907:9500:5961:8A5E:9CFA:3884: I agree the article is a mess, but the text you want to restore IMO does not have direct relevance to the article subject. Also the text "have pointed to a racial element in the concept" -s Wikipedian's interpretation of sources, i.e., a piece original wikipedian's research inadmissible in wikipedia. 17:42, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

AS I understand it, the original writer of the piece pointed at some authors that highlighted figures, like Kennan and other US Cold War historians/policy makers, who basically said that the 'concept' or 'model' is part of the Russian race/ethnicity. This was the argument of the authors, not so much of the original writer here. At least, that's how I read the references. But again, I find that a great deal of the sources there could be dismissed as irrelevant and non-specialist. But hey, what do you expect, when everyone who knows his way around with a keyboard and google thinks he's an academic specialist? Googling some terms, not reading the actual works to understand why the terms are mentioned, not grasping the debate, apparently stands for encyclopedic integrity here. 2001:1C02:1907:9500:6979:A7F1:7DD3:F83C (talk) 08:21, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

"Hands of God/Heaven"[edit]

Hi, I will be thankful if you will stop deleting word "Heaven" from that article. --Wojsław Brożyna (talk) 09:10, 13 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi, would you mind un-blanking the dab page so we can at least finish it out properly before deciding what to do with it? Many thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 14:39, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

Might be of interest to you[edit]

Talk:"Polish death camp" controversy#Vote.--APStalk 19:12, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

January 2018[edit]

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Dnipro edits[edit]

Don't revert my edits, please. Check the format of edits, I changed only the links, not the showed name of the city. Ales sandro (talk) 22:35, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Croatian census[edit]

Please note that Croatian census is an official position and your opinion is a private opinion, meaning Original Research (OR) in Wiki Riadder (talk) 08:29, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

@Riadder: -- Please provide a citation that vlach are "officially recongized minority". Did you realy understand what I wrote in you talk page? Staszek Lem (talk) 16:52, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, persistent vandalism. I fixed the SPI. Give any input there, thanks.--Zoupan 00:33, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

You edit to "Polish death camp" controversy[edit]

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Your reversions to "Polish death camp" controversy[edit]

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Hi. You removed my information on Raróg used in CD Projekt logo claimning it was an false statement... but it was not. See the Polish version of the news: "W dniu 14 maja br. Raróg staje się podstawą nowej identyfikacji wizualnej studia [...]" SMiki55 (talk) 00:17, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

@SMiki55: My edit summary says "(rm false statement, based on misreading of the source)" . The statement of the band says that their logo is Northern Cardinal. The band quote further says: "red color <...> we share with one more being: Rarog". (the stricken text is directly from Polish. English language version is even more blunt: "The colour, cardinal RED, is something that connects it with another bird <...>Rarog". I.e. that Rarog is logo is a fantasy of the author of the article. The logo itself has nothing to do with traditional visual representations of Rarog (of course, they are fantasies themselves :-). Staszek Lem (talk) 17:33, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
The sentence "W dniu 14 maja br. Raróg staje się podstawą nowej identyfikacji wizualnej studia [...]" (On May 14th the Raróg becomes the basis for a new visual identification of the studio [...]) clearly refers to the logo as Raróg IMHO. SMiki55 (talk) 18:53, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@SMiki55: IMHO I clearly wrote this is an (uneducated) opinion of the person who wrote the article, not of the band. The image is clearly NOT Rarog as everybody understands Rarog. Who do you think more reliable source: the article writer or the band themselves who clearly wrote another bird? Staszek Lem (talk) 19:57, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Bayesian[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Bayesian—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 14:11, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Continuation War[edit]

Thx for the edits at Winter War! Mind looking at the lede of Continuation War as well? I recently built it up for GA nomination and it's going through a GOCE c/e now, but could use more opinions on streamlining the lede. Manelolo (talk) 23:37, 6 March 2018 (UTC)


Cześć Staszek Lem! Just a brief note to say that I have closed a Request for Comment you initiated, at Talk:"Polish_death_camp"_controversy#RFC_on_"misnomer". Miłego dnia, Fish+Karate 13:48, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer Flag[edit]

Hi, Staszek Lem.
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Conflation of Nav/Rusalka into Boginka[edit]


Hope you're doing well. Just wanted to let you know that the user Eckhardt Etheling has tried to merge the article Nav (Slavic folklore) into Boginka too, just like what they did with Rusalka. Seems like they want to convert all somewhat related existing articles into their own new one - under some obscure term. Just thought I'd let you know in case they keep trying this with those two or other pages, I'm not very active on Wikipedia lately.

--Samotny Wędrowiec (talk) 14:31, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

I am not trying to merge articles in those done by me. Just, what is the meaning of keeping poorly sourced articles like Rusalka (which has a lot of unsourced information and I have verified that even some sourced parts do not report what sources actually say) and Mavka (which is just a dialectal variant of Navia/Navka)? They are both variants of the Nymph-like beings called Boginka.--Eckhardt Etheling (talk) 23:12, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
@Eckhardt Etheling: They are both variants of the Nymph-like beings called Boginka -- who says so? In any case, please follow wikipedia rules: place the merge tag an wait for discussion. BTW, I know the mythology articles are disaster and I welcome your efforts, but we have disagreements to resolve. Staszek Lem (talk) 00:28, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

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Thank you for the AfD and the plug on the 'Wehrmacht myth' op-ed at SS Marschiert AfD. Check out the comments too: Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost/2018-04-26/Op-ed; they are…illuminating. K.e.coffman (talk) 02:28, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

"not a competition"[edit]

Hello. Here in this part of the sentence which you removed, I didn't imply it was a competition, and Kacprzyk came sixth, but that the other five winners of the award were those listed, willing to add some context for the reader (given that some of these names are blue links). I don't insist on mentioning these names, I'm simply clarifying the idea behind them. Also, I will add the inline citations at my earliest convenience, this is a rather easy task: I spent much more time on finding the rest of the sources, different from the own homepage. :) Bests, Spiritia 09:14, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

@Spiritia: OK. Staszek Lem (talk) 16:25, 4 May 2018 (UTC)


Hello Staszek Lem. I see that you've changed Contiguity into a disambiguation page. Several articles link to that title. I've fixed the ones I could, but that leaves about 100 wikilinks leading to a dab rather than directly to an article. Most of them are about land contiguity (not covered by Contiguous zone) but there are a few other topics such as computer memory (not covered in Contiguous data storage; maybe Fragmentation (computing)?) and genetics. Please can you help us to fix the links? Thanks, Certes (talk) 19:27, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

@Certes:. OK. I will take a dig into it. Fragmentation (computing) is a better redirect for "Contiguous data storage". If there is no article on specfic kind of "contiguity" and you cannot write it right away, IMO it is better just delink the term, since it is a rather generic one. Staszek Lem (talk) 20:51, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
PS. I noticed somewhere the term is likely misused, such as in Gawthorpe (ward). Staszek Lem (talk) 20:55, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Sir William Coates, 1st Baronet[edit]

Please see WP:BARONET. Baronets are an exception to the rule about "sir" in article titles, as William Coates, 1st Baronet would be utterly incorrect. Note that the title is only added at all if disambiguation is required. If it was not, the article would simply be at William Coates. -- Necrothesp (talk) 12:35, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

ACK. Staszek Lem (talk) 16:32, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

A project for you[edit]

Could you look at this editor's edits, including the article they created?[1] As you can see from their edit summaries, they have rather strong feelings and antagonisms. After an initial block by NeilN and warnings by Drmies and a very stern one from me (do see their talk page), including a DS alert, they returned from their block unchanged. I don't trust anything they've done. They probably aren't all wrong, but I know that they are ignoring academic disputes on various of the issues they are dealing with and treating their beliefs as absolutely correct. If you don't have time perhaps you can suggest someone else who could. Thanks. Doug Weller talk 16:26, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

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Red links[edit]

A pop-up window warning me no to use red links appeared while I was editing a page on However it seems it's not an accepted policy by the community, so just ignore my edits. Best regards.--Carnby (talk) 16:59, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

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Please comment on Talk:Blanchard's transsexualism typology[edit]

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Reverts in human nature[edit]

I am not sure what your concern is, either in a policy sense or any other. There are two sources named, and I think there is no disputing, anyway, that what they say (which is quite simple and very well-known) is uncontroversial and notable. You are right that it is vague, but it is obviously a stub section that eventually needs to be expanded. Keep in mind you are deleting a whole section. I think the policy logic has to be that used for article stubs. I propose that the correct tagging should be on that basis and the material restored for some future editor to build up more. But also I intend to post on the talk page and I propose that the main discussion should be there. Please explain any concerns there.--Andrew Lancaster (talk) 09:53, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

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