User talk:Strausszek

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Welcome, Strausszek!

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Good work[edit]

Nice work on the Solzhenitsyn article. Your additions really are improving it. Keep it up!!! --Clngre 15:30, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Good work on the article about Värmland! EriFr (talk) 17:42, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Tony Stigsson[edit]

In case you won't visit the Swedish Wikipedia, I just erased all revisions of the article on Stigsson there. It was a mess of several generations of plagiarism and needs to be rewritten from scratch with good sources. up+l+and 06:24, 29 September 2006 (UTC)


Well thank you! Im glad I was able to help. I have definitely seen and "fought" many editors on Wikipedia who think that every piece of information must be from a source they can see right that second from their computer without getting off their butt. Unfortunately good-faith and trust in other people is hard to find. Hopefully your edits arent attacked or questioned and those articles can become better due to your hard work. Good luck!Camelbinky (talk) 01:01, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

political red cross[edit]

This is an amazing question. I can't believe that the russian wikipedia doesn't have any content on this. Here are some good Russian pages I'm finding.

[1] Translation: "Assistance to Political Prisoners", the old-fashioned is often named as "Political Red Cross." "Помощь политическим заключенным", по старинке часто именовавшаяся также "Политическим Красным Крестом".

[2] "Assistance of Political Prisoners" (abbreviated - "Pompolit): "Помощь политическим заключенным" (сокращенно - "Помполит")

[3] Much of the life of his first wife and long companion AM Gorky was related to the work of human rights organizations. [She] was part of the Moscow Committee of the Political Red Cross, and then headed another committee - "Assistance of Political Prisoners" (abbreviated - Pompolit).

[4] the Moscow Committee of the Political Red Cross, the care of victims of the ex-politkatorzhan. And in autumn 1922, based on the PAC has created a new organization «Help a political prisoner». In common parlance - «Pompolit» or «Politpomosch» (Политпомощь). Unbelievable but true, «Politpomosch» kept in the USSR as a formal institution for more than 15 years.




Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 23:05, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

PS If you speak more than one language, you might find it worth experimenting with translating these Russian pages into those other languages. Perhaps Google translates russian better into another inflected language.

email this guy. [8] Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook
  • All of these translations are haphazard because they ARE done using Google's translation tool -- that's visible from the hyperlink -- which is why you should attempt to translate them into French if you know French. Also, My comment at Village Pump (Miscellaneous) provides you with the Russian Wikipedia searches, indicating that the content does not exist there. Finally, I provided you with the contact information of a history professor who is an expert in the Political Red Cross!!!!
  • If you're not able to make use of this material, consider moving it to the Talk Page of the article you're editing so that other editors can take advantage of it. Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 15:16, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Swedish Wikipedia[edit]

Do you think you could translate the first few sections of Analytic Hierarchy Process into Swedish? Some students of that process are working on getting it into some non-English Wikis. So far, Arabic and Spanish are up there, and somebody is working on Russian. I've been helping them with the labels on the illustrations. Lou Sander (talk) 00:31, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

If I can help you in any way, let me know. The diagrams are created with Word's drawing tools, then I use a screen capture utility to turn them into .PNG files. Lou Sander (talk) 03:48, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
That sounds good to me! The others have translated only down to "A simple example." The example is not so simple, and two of us are working on a much better one. Lou Sander (talk) 13:10, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi again![edit]

Thought you might be interested in User:Camelbinky/Partysandbox I just created. If interested spread the word and see if we cant get more people to sign on for support!Camelbinky (talk) 22:46, 4 November 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your contributions to Franz Schubert. I'd just ask that when you add citations, you include page numbers, and avoid the use of ibid, since it may lead to confusion when later editors make contributions. (Also, if you can be consistent in your formatting of the citations, that would be much appreciated.) Thanks! Magic♪piano 22:59, 1 January 2010 (UTC)


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SMC (talk) 06:12, 27 January 2010 (UTC)


Hi there! Thanks for the kind words you left on my talk page. Sorry for the late reply - I have recently moved and have only recently got the broadband sorted out. I'll happily take a look at the article when I have a minute. Am really happy you liked the translation - it was a great article about a great poet so it was fun to do. Take care! ɪntəsvɛnsk 20:28, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Sarcasm and irony[edit]

Hiya. The argument goes on, and thank you for your input. You obviously have access to many books. What we need are examples to quote where the writer says something like "Jim added, sarcastically, "xxxxx", where xxxxx is obviously not ironical. I've put the Trollope and a Jane Austen quote in, but I think we need more. I have added a lot. The important thing is that the writer thinks that the words are sarcastic. The idea is to force Jcrabb into sayingthat all these writers are using the word wrongly, and only psychologists get it right. Also, see what you think about the tropes idea. Cheers and good luck! Myrvin Myrvin (talk) 12:43, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

September 2011[edit]

This is your only warning; if you make personal attacks on other people again, as you did at Talk:A Catholic Statement on Pluralism and Abortion, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Comment on content, not on other contributors or people. Binksternet (talk) 21:16, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

This looks heavy-handed. The disagreements on the discussion page as shown are nowhere near the ugliest flame wars that would merit this type of warning. (talk) 01:18, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
Fully agree, I've seen infinitely worse and lengthier instances of personal feuding happening on other article talk pages. Now that's no indication that I would consider personal attacks good or desirable, but he's simply blowing smoke by saying someone is approaching the limit.Strausszek (talk) 01:41, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

There is a report filed about your personal attacks. Please weigh in at Wikipedia:Wikiquette_assistance#User:Strausszek. Thank you. Binksternet (talk) 02:26, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Forgive me for putting a high level template on your talk page, one that says you have been making escalating attacks. I selected the template in error.
Please refrain from making ad hominem comments at talk pages and we will be able to work toward consensus. Binksternet (talk) 03:26, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Ross Ice Shelf Naming[edit]

I have been working on a gazetteer for the area of the Antarctic which contains the Ross Ice Shelf for several decades.

I noticed that on 13 August 2010, you modified this paragraph: The ice shelf was named after Captain Sir James Clark Ross, who discovered it on 28 January 1841. It was originally named the Victoria Barrier by Ross after Queen Victoria and later the Great Ice Barrier, as it prevented sailing further south. Ross mapped the ice front eastward to 160°W.

by adding "originally named the Victoria Barrier by Ross".

I have reviewed all the information about Ross which I have and cannot find any use of that name by him. I did find that hs botanist, Hooker, states Ross used the name, but in the material I can find, there is nothing to suggest Ross actually used the name. I would be happy to send you the sources I have examined.

I am quite concerned that I have missed something and will inadvertently make an error in the nearly completed Gazetteer on which I am working. Might I trouble you for your reference(s)? Hoping to hear from you. Thanks. icehistorian — Preceding unsigned comment added by Icehistorian (talkcontribs) 16:47, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

That's very possible, I just wanted to get it into the article that it was not named for Ross until well after the expedition, perhaps something like forty years after - it's not the original name (and he certainly didn't name it thus himself). After the 1840s there was very little serious research activity and exploration in Antarctica until the end of the century. Strausszek (talk) 01:28, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the response. It was actually named after Ross in 1947; until then it was the Barrier often with adjectives, e.g., Great, Great Icy, icy, etc. I am going to modify the entry to reflect that sequence. /s/ Icehistorian