User talk:Stephenb

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I have granted the "rollbacker" permission to your account. After a review of some of your contributions, I believe you can be trusted to use rollback for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, contact me and I will remove it. Good luck and thanks. – Gilliam (talk) 11:39, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. To be honest, Twinkle has served me well over the years, but I'll read up on rollback and see how I go. It might help speed up reverting vandalism. Stephenb (Talk) 11:45, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Saim baim[edit]

Hi there, although I agree that Saim baim is likely a candidate for speedy deletion, I did want to draw to your attention that tagging an article seconds after creation is a bit bitey and doesn't really assume good faith. This, of course, doesn't apply to things like adverts or attack pages, but generally giving a new user 10+ minutes is a good rule of thumb. --Non-Dropframe talk 12:33, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Yakov Chernikhov[edit]

Hello Stephen

This is the first time I tried to edit a wiki page, so please bear with me if I am doing something incorrect.

I am not sure why Tower of the 'Krasny Gvozdilshchik' is translated as "Red Carnation".

This tower belongs to the factory which used to make metal wire and nails. So there is no surprise that its name can be directly translated as "Red nail maker".

The Carnation is a flower's name and sounds similar as Nail in Russian but it is not related to the actual factory name.

Thanks Alexander — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexfromsun (talkcontribs) 14:37, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

@Alexfromsun:I'm afraid I know nothing about the direct translation... when I reverted your change, I checked Google to see what hits there were for "Red Carnation" tower and "Red nail marker" tower. It quickly became clear to me that,in English at least, the former is used; this is the English Wikipedia. "Nail marker" is not found at all. Stephenb (Talk) 15:23, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello Stephen Apparently the wrong translation somehow spread in the other articles. Have a look at how google translate this word:

You can copy this word from the Russian version of the page:,_%D0%AF%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2_%D0%93%D0%B5%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87

The tower's name is right below the tower's photo. The first word is Red (Красный) the second word is Nail Maker or Nailer (гвоздильщик)

I suggest using the right translation

Thanks alexp

@Alexfromsun: OK. I know little of the translation, and I believe you may be correct about the Google hits. I have asked the editor who made the original change from "Nailer" to "Carnation" for more details of why they did that. Cheers, Stephenb (Talk) 17:07, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Russian is my first language and I am sure that carnation is an incorrect translation. Moreover this factory used to produce metal wire and nails so its name is straightforward.

@Alexfromsun: Please see Smerus' reply to me here [1]... I can do no more than repeat his words. You should probably take further discussion up with him. Stephenb (Talk) 07:37, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello again Stephen, I haven't heard from you for a while. So what do you think about the proposed change? Would you let me to fix the wiki page? Thanks!

@Alexfromsun: Afraid I can't help further. I suggest you start a discussion on the article's talk page, and/or discuss it with that editor. If the discussion doesn't work, the article falls within a number of projects, notably Wikipedia:WikiProject_Russia, so you could ask a question over there and/or the other projects to see if you can get other opinions. Finally, perhaps Wikipedia:Third opinion might help, but I'd follow the other routes first. Cheers, Stephenb (Talk) 14:34, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello Stephen. Thanks for your answer. I am not going to start another discussion. I am disappointed that I couldn't make such an obvious correction. This was my first try to correct a wiki page for a good reason and it as well may be the last one. Anyway it was an interesting experience, thank for your time and best regards! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexfromsun (talkcontribs)

OK, well, I hope you eventually decide to come back and stay, but otherwise, sorry I couldn't help more Stephenb (Talk) 19:14, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

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