1. Archive 001
I can't say I like that source very much. It seems to be a compilation of various sources by a website owner who collected that information for his own genealogical research. I don't suppose he made many (or any) mistakes while copying that info, but the point is that we cannot be sure whether he did or not. The best way is to get a hold of the originals of those sources and use them to expand the article. I've added this page to my to-do list and will see what I can do.
- I remember promising to add whatever I could find to it, which turned out to be not much. I keep looking, but if you have anything yourself, please don't hesitate to go ahead and add it. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); September 30, 2010; 12:42 (UTC)
Just an FYI—Dnipropetrovsk isn't in Russia, and neither is Sevastopol or Paldiski. I'm not sure what you intend to do with this template, so I'm going to leave it up to you how to fix it. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); April 13, 2011; 14:47 (UTC)
- Whatever works :)—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); April 13, 2011; 15:00 (UTC)
It is a closed military garrison. While it is very likely notable on its own, it is not an "inhabited locality", as per the Buryatia's legal definition (it is not, for example, included in the Buryatia's registry of inhabited localities), so the entry does not belong in a set index on inhabited localities. In other words, the garrison's presumed notability isn't going to be the "inherent notability" which regular inhabited localities routinely fall under; it actually needs to be supported with good sources. Also, if an article about it is written, it should be linked from the Sosnovy Bor page via a hatnote or via an entry in the "see also" section, because that page is a set index and not a disambig. While it remains a red link, neither option can be exercised per our style guidelines, which is why I removed your addition altogether. Does this help?—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); December 23, 2011; 20:24 (UTC)
Do you mean this article? It is not about the village; it is about the municipal division (which includes several villages). And the municipal division itself is formed on the basis of the corresponding administrative division, which is Shakhovskoy Rural Okrug (which, for whatever reason, the Russian Wikipedia does not even mention). As far as our article goes, there are separate fields in the infobox for the administrative and municipal divisions. Does this answer your question?—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); February 8, 2012; 13:53 (UTC)
- The administrative divisions are the divisions used by federal and regional governments for their purposes (military registration and draft, social assistance and pensions, marriage registrations, police, etc.). The municipal divisions are the units of local self-government. The municipal divisions are often formed within the limits of the administrative divisions of the corresponding level (which is why people so often get confused), but not always—the exact implementation varies from one federal subject to another. There's a little more on that at subdivisions of Russia#Administrative divisions and subdivisions of Russia#Municipal divisions.
- As for the numbers to be changed, if you could check your contribution history for articles to which you added infoboxes in the past week or so and double-check the 2010 population, that should do it. The 2010 estimates in the Russian Wikipedia aren't inaccurate; they are just not as recent as the Census numbers. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); February 9, 2012; 14:48 (UTC)
Local council of bishops
According to those articles, the former is the council of bishops, other clerics, and sometimes laymen. The participation in the latter is limited exclusively to bishops.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); February 11, 2012; 17:46 (UTC)
Mongolian elections template
- OK, I think I got it. Let me know if you find anything else (and sorry I overrode the numbers which were already there).—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 29, 2012; 19:22 (UTC)
- You are welcome. "Андреевка" would be "Andreyevka", and "Витязь" would be "Vityaz" (the apostrophe for the soft sign is normally dropped; as per WP:RUS). The reason I'm postponing the review of that template is because most of the place names in Primorsky Krai overall and in Khasansky District in particular are ambiguous. It's very labor-intensive to manually check every single one for dups (just look at the Andreyevka page to see what I mean!). I am able to automate most of that, but I'm hesitant to work on such lists until the foundation for such work is built—it's really important to have all districts, cities, urban-type settlements, and selsoviets covered first, or we'll have to continuously return to the inhabited localities lists to tweak the links in the descriptions and/or relink the targets. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); June 29, 2012; 19:51 (UTC)
Europe 10,000 Challenge invite
Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:09, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Changing article titles
Please explain why you've taken upon yourself to start changing article titles from "...of the Russian Federation" to "...of Russia". They are not the same. They no longer match the Russian language articles all bearing Russian Federation. Have you visited the site of the official Russian Gazette? Have you visited the site of the President of the Russian Federation? Have you spent years researching the matter through official documents? Don't you think such broad changes should've been the result of prior discussion? Fdutil (talk)
Nomination of Yemen at the 2012 Summer Olympics for deletion
A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Yemen at the 2012 Summer Olympics is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.
The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Yemen at the 2012 Summer Olympics until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.
Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. --David Tornheim (talk) 01:45, 7 April 2017 (UTC)