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Name of Solomon Islands[edit]

Hi Sundostund. I rolled back the reintroduction of 'the' in the country name Solomon Islands. Your edit is perfectly understandable but the country name is Solomon Islands, the geographic area of the Solomon Islands (archipelago) is referred to as the Solomon Islands and includes islands under different countries. The colonial name for the area plus Bougainville and some other bits and pieces under the British was The Solomon Islands referring to the geographical area and the colonial administration name of convenience. The official English language UN country name and the name used in the constitution is 'Solomon Islands' with the definite article and Elizabeth II is Queen of Solomon Islands not the Solomon Islands. The article Governor General of the Solomon Islands and PM of the Solomon Islands used to be name without the 'the' but has crept back unfortunately. Most of the articles associated with the Solomon Islands and the Solomon Islands archipelago reflect this difference. Reintroducing the article causes a deal of confusion as to what area is being referred to. Check out the name usage throughout all the articles associated with the country and the archipelago. It is confusing, please help us to remove that confusion. Ex nihil (talk) 01:42, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

List of Presidents of Venezuela listed at Featured list removal candidates[edit]

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Revert of my edit on Paramount Leader[edit]

I notice you reverted this edit without giving any rationale in the edit summary. The relevant passage in the manual of style (MOS:DOB) prefers use of "born" rather than leaving an open hyphen when a person is still living. I will be editing to to read 'born' in exact conformity with MOS. Please do not revert again without a rationale. William Avery (talk) 08:43, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

@William Avery: I am sorry, it was my mistake. Of course, we must abide to the MOS rules... By the way, in your original edit, you put "(b. 1925)" instead of "(1925–)". I think it looks better (and more according to MOS) if we use "(born 1925)", and I am glad to see that you recognized that by yourself in your current edit. Cheers! --Sundostund (talk) 14:06, 19 July 2016 (UTC)


User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:37, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

List of Prime Ministers of Iran[edit]

Hi, I want to inform you recently, I edited the List of Prime Ministers of Iran and corrected its mistakes. I hope you find it useful. Best regards. Shfarshid (talk) 02:15, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

List of Presidents of Tunisia[edit]


I please ask you not to delete my work without explaining why. You did it twice and finally explained it the third time. Now, if the article does not please you, we can talk about that and not just get rid of the work of others. I agree that the list of Presidents by age needs its own article. But what about the new list which is more detailed, the rank by time in office, the lifspan, the new timeline and living former presidents? I please ask you to collaborate and not censor my work. Thanks --ELEL09 (talk) 23:30, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

I am trying to make my version clearer. I invite you to help me do so. As for the List of Presidents of Tunisia by age, I am currently working on it. --ELEL09 (talk) 23:42, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
I am glad we found an agreement. I also think the list of presidents from version looks better, since it specifies the terms of each president. I shall be working on the layout to make it clearer. Happy to work with you. --ELEL09 (talk) 23:59, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Former Commonwealth Realms heads of state[edit]

Hi how are you?

I have this plan that all former Commonwealth realms should have this template:

Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office
Ceremonial President
1 William Gopallawa
William Gopallawa.jpg 22 May 1972 4 February 1978 Independent [[]]

What do you think? Mr Hall of England (talk) 18:33, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

@Mr Hall of England: Hi. I am fine, thank you. I hope you are fine as well... Firstly, sorry for my late reply to your post. Secondly, I like the template and, as you can see, I implemented it myself on several articles (for instance, at President and heads of government of Zanzibar). Also, I have plans to implement it on some other articles as well. Keep up your good work! Cheers. --Sundostund (talk) 17:47, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
@Sundostund: Thanks for liking, I have to do a few more but it will take time. For the Current Realms do you think the Chief Justice is the Officer Administrating of the Government? Whould like some help. Mr Hall of England (talk) 17:53, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
@Mr Hall of England: Yes, by all logic the Chief Justice should be the Officer Administrating of the Government, if the post of Governor-General is vacant. --Sundostund (talk) 17:16, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
@Sundostund: The Solomon Islands and PNG I think it is the Speaker. I might be wrong. Mr Hall of England (talk) 09:58, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
@Mr Hall of England: You might be right as well. I can't be sure about every Current Realm (I suppose constitutional requirements aren't the same in every single country), but I'm quite sure that the Chief Justice serves as acting Governor-General in most cases... By the way, I think we may remove (at time of appointment) from the template. I don't really see it as something necessary; if an officeholder changed party affiliation during his/her term, it can be showed in the list itself (by adding a date of switching parties, or by some other way). What do you think about it? --Sundostund (talk) 14:32, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
@Sundostund: There are time I doubt some former Realms but I think of something else but I think I will give a go with a few more but if you want to edit a few things with me I would be grateful. Mr Hall of England (talk) 15:20, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
@Mr Hall of England: Of course, once you put the template in an article, I'd be happy to help with my corrections, etc (if its needed - in my opinion, you are doing your work quite nice)... I know you have a lot of work ahead of you regarding lists of heads of states, implementing the template, etc and I didn't want to distract your attention too much about (at time of appointment) issue. Its not of paramount importance to me, but I still think the template would look better if we remove it. --Sundostund (talk) 15:30, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
@Sundostund: Thanks I will start next week Ghana.Mr Hall of England (talk) 15:36, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

@Sundostund: I have made a list of the current realms:

  • Chief Justice: The Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Jamaica and New Zealand.
  • Speaker: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
  • Administrator: Australia.
  • Unspecified: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Former Realms will be done at a later date, if you do find out the unspecified ones I would be grateful.

Mr Hall of England (talk) 20:16, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

@Mr Hall of England: As you can see, so far I have created List of heads of state of Grenada, when it comes to heads of state of Current Realms. I have no doubt that every Current Realm should have such a list (if somebody didn't create it already), and it will be done in some foreseeable future, but I don't have enough time to start working on that at this moment. Beside, like yourself, I'm far more interested in Former Realms than the Current ones. And, just to know - I look at User talk:Mr Hall of England/Archive 88 from time to time, just to see how your work is going on. --Sundostund (talk) 20:58, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
@Sundostund: I am having doubts on the former realms, could you contact the 16 realms from there Parliaments just to help me. I would be grateful. Mr Hall of England (talk) 23:03, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
@Mr Hall of England: I am afraid that I don't really understand what you want me to do. Please be more precise. --Sundostund (talk) 23:07, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
@Sundostund: I found this is this helps could you help me by double checking the American realms please, to see where I was wrong. Mr Hall of England (talk) 20:22, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
@Mr Hall of England: I really see no need to double check you, I have trust in your work; I'm sure you haven't made mistakes anyway (and even if you did, they are probably minimal ones). By the way, as you can see - for the last few days I was busy with implementing your template on lists of officeholders of several sub-Saharan countries, which are either Current or Former Kingdoms. Those countries are Rwanda, Burundi, Swaziland and Lesotho. I'm thinking where to implement it next... And, regarding Former Realms - please tell me when you plan to start working on heads of state of Fiji, Uganda and Sierra Leone, as I'm quite interested in those countries. --Sundostund (talk) 21:48, 17 October 2016 (UTC)


You are making bold changes about Somali Army before referring to the talk page, please do not revert or change the edits of others when you get reverted. Instead of reverting, please use the article's talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. The best practice at this stage is to discuss, not edit-war. Mo2244 (talk) 20:07, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Why did you change the SNA article[edit]

I put up very pertinent information on both the special forces as well as the security sector Heegan plan 5 yrs, I saw in another write up your accusations, couldnt you have independently researched information first? — Preceding unsigned comment added by BoonDogleHero (talkcontribs) 20:09, 13 September 2016 (UTC)


Pozdrav. Zanima me da li podržavaš ove nakaradne siromašne tabele sa izborima u srbiji, kojima oduzimaju bilo kakvu vizuelizaciju i koje iz dana u dan zamenjuju one stare? Nikgudz 16:22, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

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Invite to the African Destubathon[edit]

Hi. You may be interested in participating in the African Destubathon which starts on October 15. Africa currently has over 37,000 stubs and badly needs a quality improvement editathon/contest to flesh out basic stubs. There are proposed substantial prizes to give to editors who do the most geography, wildlife and women articles, and planned smaller prizes for doing to most destubs for each of the 53 African countries, so should be enjoyable! Even if contests aren't your thing we would be grateful if you could consider destubbing a few African articles during the drive to help the cause and help reduce the massive 37,000 + stub count, of which many are rated high importance (think Regions of countries etc). If you're interested in competing or just loosely contributing, whether it's a river in Malawi, a Nigerian footballer, or a South African civil rights activist, please add your name to the Contestants/participants section. Diversity of work from a lot of people will make this that bit more special. For those of you who signed up to the North African contest, that will hopefully be held in the new year. Thanks. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:11, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

List of heads of government of Libya[edit]

Hi I would like to update but it is difficult because of the template. So now, Khalifa al-Ghawil became disputed prime minister, too Abdullah al-Thani. So it is important to add a box for these two. For example, for List of heads of state of Libya, there are two box for Nouri Abusahmain. Regards. --Panam2014 (talk) 20:27, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

You have forget Al Thai who is in rebellion since 5 april 2016. --Panam2014 (talk) 08:27, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
@Pannam2014: No, I haven't forgot him - al-Thani is already part of the list, which states that his term started on 11 March 2014, and that he was internationally recognized until 12 March 2016. Thereby, he is in rebellion in Tobruk since early 2016. --Sundostund (talk) 13:40, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
"Following the 2014 legislative elections, the government was split between the newly-elected House of Representatives and the 2014 General National Congress, composed of remnants of the outgoing General National Congress, resulting in the 2014–16 Civil War." Could you add a box before Sarraj in List of heads of state and heads of government of Libya because he is still disputed ? --Panam2014 (talk) 16:06, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
@Pannam2014: Please be more precise - what kind of box you want to be added before Sarraj? --Sundostund (talk) 16:09, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
A line who we can say that Tobrouk and Tripoli disputed the office against him. --Panam2014 (talk) 16:12, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
@Pannam2014: Tell me how you want it to be worded (precise text), and I'll see to implement it in the lists. --Sundostund (talk) 16:14, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
"After the inauguration of Presidential Council and Government of National Accord, the executives power remind disputed by HOR and GNC authorities". --Panam2014 (talk) 16:18, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
@Pannam2014: Thank you. But, I'm thinking now - is a new line really necessary? I think that data in the lists already shows what you want to present in a new line. It looks clear enough to me. --Sundostund (talk) 16:26, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Create a new line is important because the situation has changed after the inauguration of GNA. --Panam2014 (talk) 17:07, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Abduljalil and Jibril have been based in Tripoli from 23 august 2011. --Panam2014 (talk) 18:17, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Asian 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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