User talk:Surtsicna

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Hello, Surtsicna, and welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, please see our help pages, and if you can't find what you are looking for there, please feel free to leave me a message or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will drop by to help. SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 17:03, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Bosnian Crusade[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 14:08, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Maria of Bosnia[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Maria of Bosnia at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 18:57, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Please give this your immediate attention; this is the oldest outstanding DYK. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:57, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
There is a new question that you would know the answer to. Please respond. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:58, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject assessment tags for talk pages[edit]

Thank you for your recent articles, including Poles in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. For example, WikiProject Poland relies on such templates to generate listings such as Article Alerts, Popular Pages, Quality and Importance Matrix and the Cleanup Listing. Thanks to them, WikiProject members are more easily able to defend your work from deletion, or simply help try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information about using those talk page templates. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:02, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

I knew (or rather hoped) that you would notice that article :D If only there were suitable images somewhere. Anyway, I did not know I could add those templates. I never liked the red Talk button on the articles I started, but I thought the WikiProject assessment templates were added by members of individual WikiProjects. Thanks for informing me! Surtsicna (talk) 13:46, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Basil I[edit]

Would you be interested in giving your opinion concerning sources on the Basil I talk page? --Kansas Bear (talk) 16:46, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Maria of Bosnia[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Surtsicna,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sheikh Maktoum.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on November 24, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-11-24. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:44, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

November 2015[edit]

Please stop your disruptive editing, as you did at Stephen Tomašević of Bosnia. Your edits have been or will be reverted or removed.

Do not continue to make edits that appear disruptive until the dispute is resolved through consensus. Continuing to edit disruptively may result in your being blocked from editing. Face-smile.svg samtar {t} 17:43, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello, samtar. Could you please elaborate? Surtsicna (talk) 18:06, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Of course Surtsicna, I'm referring to your ongoing edit warring which has been going on at Stephen Tomašević of Bosnia. Is that IP a sock? Face-smile.svg samtar {t} 18:10, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Note: If so, I apologise - as of just now that IP is not blocked, and seema to be trying to readd legitimate content. Could you help me to understand what's going on? Thanks Face-smile.svg samtar {t} 18:13, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, it is a terribly persistent sock-puppeteer. Half a dozen of his accounts were blocked almost six years ago (see User talk:Bosnipedian), but that hasn't prevented him from regularly rising as a looney zombie to infest Bosnia-related articles with hoaxes (including an entire article, see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bosnian Royal Family) and conspiracy theories (such as Wikipedia being run by the agents of the Pope and the Queen of the United Kingdom). He maintains a website,, where he claims to be the rightful King of Bosnia, Serbia, Narnia, whatever, dispossesed by the Pope and the Queen. Unfortunatly, he still feels the need to spread his delusions throughout Wikipedia. Surtsicna (talk) 18:25, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Then please accept my apologies - I'll keep the article in my watchlist and assist where I can Face-smile.svg samtar {t} 19:45, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you again but could I ask the meaning of this edit summary? Namely "Accept that Wikipedia is run by agents of the Holy See and the British monarchy (ever allies!) and go away already."? Face-smile.svg samtar {t} 19:52, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
@Samtar: I'm guessing it's sarcasm along the lines of "Wikipedia is censored because it won't let me add that the moon landings were fake!" "Yes, you're right, Wikipedia is run by the NASA cabal." Surtsicna, it'd be helpful for other editors and admins if you could identify the sockmaster in at least one edit summary. --NeilN talk to me 20:08, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Of course, @NeilN:. I did not expect this would attract attention of anyone other than people who have already dealt with him. Surtsicna (talk) 20:23, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
@NeilN:, these two[1][2] seem to have passed unnoticed. They should probably be protected too. Surtsicna (talk) 21:26, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Poles in Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Poles in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Smurrayinchester 15:03, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Mehmet the Conqueror[edit]

Exactly so; the IP's other edits to the article exhibit similar non-encyclopedic inflation, repetition and verbosity. The article in general seems to attract grandiose tendencies. I've very little time for editing these days, but thought I'd show my appreciation that at least someone has a grasp of the reins. Haploidavey (talk) 11:07, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for feedback! I haven't bothered checking who added the content or when. It was an instinctive reaction to too much boldness in the article. That frequently happens in articles such as Maria Theresa, where people add versions of her name in all languages of the Habsburg Empire. Surtsicna (talk) 15:41, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Poles in Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:02, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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