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Precious anniversary[edit]

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Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:29, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Thanks, Gerda! And keep up the good work with articles about real music, it's much appreciated! - Tom | Thomas.W talk 08:23, 24 June 2018 (UTC)


Why do you keep deleting ALL my edits? You are only concerned with one part which is your FALSE CLAIM that it is a microstate. It wouldn't be too bad if you stuck to that part of the dispute but you keep deleting my entire contribution. --Ishmailer (talk) 13:44, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

  • A) The definition for "self-declared state" that we use requires a permanent population, which Liberland doesn't have, so it's a micronation; B) the Czech name for Liberland is totally irrelevant here. - Tom | Thomas.W talk 13:50, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Sorry I don't know the templates. Following your decision to reinsert "microstate" to Liberland for a 4th time inside of five and a half hours, I have had no choice other than to report you to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring. --Ishmailer (talk) 08:26, 11 October 2018 (UTC)


Or, if you want, we can delete the page, and then I will recreate the redirect. Take care! ——SerialNumber54129 13:17, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, "delete" them, and then "recreate" them? And what practical purpose is that supposed to serve? --Ishmailer (talk) 09:27, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
@Ishmailer: It removes copy-pasted text, i.e. text without a history of who did what, and when, from public view (it can still be seen by administrators, but not by other editors). All articles have a complete page history, going back to when the article was first created, with a complete history of who did what, and when, which is why copy-paste moves (and, as in this case, copy-pasted content forks), moving large chunks of text without the history of where it comes from and who originally added/edited it, aren't allowed. - Tom | Thomas.W talk 10:33, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
    • @T.W, in that case, excellent, carry on with my "blessing" (not that you require it, but you know what I mean). ——SerialNumber54129 13:23, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

November 2018[edit]

@Thomas.W:Read and and It was even talked about on the talk page of the list of countries next time look instead of reverting edits you lost cause the estimation of the population given is lower than the actual census results that was done in 2017 by the goverment. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arsi786 (talkcontribs)

  • @Arsi786: The census results are not out yet, and none of the links you give above supports the 212 million you added to the article. When the official census results are out, whenever that is, they can be added, but not until then! - Tom | Thomas.W talk 22:01, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
@Arsi786: Wikipedia articles can not be used as references, per Wikipedia's rules, which is a good thing, considering that the number in the census article you linked to is just an estimate, and ought to be removed for being unsourced/synth/original research. We go by official numbers only, not someone's estimate. Period. - Tom | Thomas.W talk 22:28, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

False claim[edit]

Not true at all. I apologize I am new to Wikipedia editing and don't no the correct procedure and rules but I have not added unsourced content. The content I deleted and replaced was unsourced. "It could have been inhabited by Scythians or caspian tribes" please provide me the source for this ridiculous claim. You can't because it is not true. On the contrary it seems you, who ever you are, are biased towards Armenia and Armenians. I will figure out how to report you to the proper admin. ArkaHayer (talk) 17:08, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

  • @ArkaHayer: Who do you think you're fooling? I've looked at all of your edits, and every single one of them is a POV edit promoting Armenia, ranging from "just" POV removal of existing content to edits that falsify existing content by replacing the names of other countries with Armenia, replacing the names of ancient tribes with "Armenian peoples", changing "Georgian cuisine" to "Armenian cuisine", etc., all of them with misleading edit summaries such as "fixing typo". - Tom | Thomas.W talk 17:19, 9 November 2018 (UTC)


You're not supposed to be editing that article whatsoever. It was part of the agreement here when I was blocked. It was found that if you and Softlavender (dunno if ypu're the same editor but your timing makes it look like you are) leave the article alone (as clearly you cannot contribute to it with knowledge), then no harm gets done. --Ishmailer (talk) 11:37, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

  • I have not agreed to keep away from Liberland, you may have wished that others would stay away, so that you would have free reins, but no one, and I mean literally no one, has agreed to anything of what you wanted... - Tom | Thomas.W talk 11:46, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

No minor fixes cannot done later, when an edit is good, leave it alone. Wanna switch bits? Do it bit by bit. --Ishmailer (talk) 11:40, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Ishmailer - You appear to be accusing Thomas.W of being a sockpuppet of Softlavender (or vice versa) " and Softlavender (dunno if ypu're the same editor but your timing makes it look like you are)" - you might want to redact that, unless you have evidence to support the claim. Chaheel Riens (talk) 15:53, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Ishmailer has been CU-blocked as a sock of a sockmaster that I've had regular run-ins with for the past several years (which is why he's been targetting me), so he's history now... - Tom | Thomas.W talk 16:04, 16 November 2018 (UTC)


I was just about to rollback my edits because I saw what was happening at the article. Yes, I'll wait to instate the minor changes. Mr rnddude (talk) 11:38, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.15 16 November 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

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Hello Thomas.W,

Community Wishlist Survey – NPP needs you – Vote NOW
  • Community Wishlist Voting takes place 16 to 30 November for the Page Curation and New Pages Feed improvements, and other software requests. The NPP community is hoping for a good turnout in support of the requests to Santa for the tools we need. This is very important as we have been asking the Foundation for these upgrades for 4 years.
If this proposal does not make it into the top ten, it is likely that the tools will be given no support at all for the foreseeable future. So please put in a vote today.
We are counting on significant support not only from our own ranks, but from everyone who is concerned with maintaining a Wikipedia that is free of vandalism, promotion, flagrant financial exploitation and other pollution.
With all 650 reviewers voting for these urgently needed improvements, our requests would be unlikely to fail. See also The Signpost Special report: 'NPP: This could be heaven or this could be hell for new users – and for the reviewers', and if you are not sure what the wish list is all about, take a sneak peek at an article in this month's upcoming issue of The Signpost which unfortunately due to staff holidays and an impending US holiday will probably not be published until after voting has closed.

Go here to remove your name if you wish to opt-out of future mailings. Insertcleverphrasehere (or here)18:37, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Romania as a "colonial empire"[edit]

Greetings! I am not the IP who made that edit on the Colonial empire article, but I was notified because it linked to the Romanian concession in Sarandë, an article which I did make. And this sparked my interest. There may actually be some ground on which we can call Romania a "colonial empire", based on certain regions it acquired and owned for a significant amount of time. In 1880, the population of Northern Dobruja was only 28% Romanian. Now, still part of the Romanian state, it's 91% Romanian. I found a source for this on Google Books, but not yet used it. Southern Dobruja was always a colony while under Romanian rule, as Romanians kept moving in with encouragement from the Romanian authorities yet never rose above 20-25% of the population. But I'd address the case of the Dobruja region as a whole, and state that the Northern part was successfully integrated in the Romanian state, but the other was ceded. Next on, we can move to the region of Bukovina (check the population section). When Romania acquired this ex-Austrian Duchy in 1918, barely over a third of the population was Romanian. It rose to 44.5% in 1930, but still was not the majority. Much like Dobruja, Bukovina was ultimately split: the South remained in Romania and is now fully integrated and with a Romanian majority, while the North is now in Ukraine. In both cases, we have whole historic regions that were part of Romania for decades, and had no Romanian majority at the moment of their acquisition, nor did they acquire it and were ultimately split. Add to this the obvious case of WW2 Transnistria, and maybe the Sarande concession for good measure, and I'd say we have a fairly decent case for Romania being a de facto/controversial colonial empire. Prefectul (talk) 09:40, 17 November 2018 (UTC)