User talk:Timbouctou

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Topic ban[edit]

Your edits from yesterday were in breach of your topic ban. Please note that the ban covers everything related to Croatia, not just politically or historically contentious topics. Fut.Perf. 12:44, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Interestingly, the other editor involved in your little investigation breached rule #1 of your wisely dministered topic ban a full 49 minutes after he had been notified of the ban. No similar warning was issued. I sense double standards here. Also, on what grounds is my topic ban wider than his and what evidence has been put forward that I should be banned from all topics "related to Croatia", including non-contentious ones? (Besides, what's the point of banning anyone from non-contentious articles anyway?) In addition, you do realise that the other involved editor is feeling safe from any interference and is engaged in reverts en masse, citing non-existent consensus? I assume you think you taught someone a lesson here. And I agree - you taught trolls how to troll more efficiently. No need for talk pages, they can just take their litanies to ANI and pretty much go crazy in article space. Congrats. Timbouctou (talk) 13:47, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
What are you talking about, Tuvixer (talk · contribs)? I didn't impose any restriction on him. Fut.Perf. 14:26, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
I'm talking about him and the one that was sanctioned. I've fixed the first wikilink, read through my comment again. Timbouctou (talk) 14:44, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Please, can you tell me what reverts? It is weekend and I have found some time to edit all articles about the ministries in the Croatian government, and it has all been discussed on the talk page of the Talk:Ministry of Culture (Croatia). I did not revert you, I just added the increase/decrease, that is all. Tnx. --Tuvixer (talk) 18:56, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, your edits are a continuation of the edit-war you were engaged in and which you apparently think you've won, with me being absurdly topic-banned and you getting away scot-free. But I have no desire discussing anything with you, especially not on my talk page. Please do ignore pinging on this page in the future, thanks. Timbouctou (talk) 21:00, 10 May 2015 (UTC)


Hello, not sure what you meant here[1]. I removed it then reverted myself when I saw yours was the freshest edit. Doesn't the IPA guide suffice? --Oranges Juicy (talk) 20:43, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Hmm, sorry, that seems to have been a mistake on my part. I was tagging many articles for pronunciation and after a while I grew tired and stopped reading past the opening words. Just ignore that edit. Timbouctou (talk) 23:34, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
All right thanks for that. I'll remove it again, I was thinking you were calling out for an audio sample which you have on some articles. Cheers Timbouctou. --Oranges Juicy (talk) 12:01, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Prva HNL[edit]

I've noticed the article has been renamed - probably just as well, I've never liked the title in light of WP:UE, but did not want to bother with it because I thought that was something WP:FOOTBALL guys had agreed upon. Just a heads up: I suppose Category:Prva HNL and its subcats could be renamed accordingly. GregorB (talk) 13:24, 16 May 2015 (UTC)


Just a heads up: the website in question seems to be dead now, so the template is currently non-functional really. Not sure what to do about it. GregorB (talk) 07:57, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, I've noticed that a few days ago, I removed the links from a few players' bios, but a better solution is needed as hundreds of articles are using the template. Perhaps there's some place one can request a mass removal via bot? Timbouctou (talk) 13:17, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
The transclusion count is 298 - removing by hand will be slow. However, for some articles this is the only source or external link, so perhaps mass removal is not an ideal solution either.
As far as I can tell, the URLs are irretrievable and irreplaceable, so the template is gone. I'll tag it as deprecated for the time being. GregorB (talk) 09:20, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Re: Football template[edit]

It's a very useful template and I've been adding it to the articles already. If you take a look at {{NogometniMagazin}}, {{CFF player}} is suggested as replacement - works 9 times out of 10, so phasing it out will be much easier. GregorB (talk) 20:11, 15 June 2015 (UTC)


Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. --Potočnik (talk) 11:31, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

I have blocked you for one month for violating your topic ban. --John (talk) 13:17, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

So trolls win the Internet. Let's rejoice. Timbouctou (talk) 13:19, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Religion in infoboxes of nations[edit]

There is an RfC that you may be interested in at Template talk:Infobox country#RfC: Religion in infoboxes of nations. Please join us and help us to determine consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 14:11, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Matica hrvatska logo.gif[edit]


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Nomination for deletion of Template:Eiffel names[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Eiffel names has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. -- Tavix (talk) 15:42, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)[edit]

Seasons Greetings,

This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

Since other contributors to the article are insisting for reliable sources and Standard native english; If your contributions get deleted (for some reason like linguistics or may be your information is reliable but unfortunately dosent match expectations of other editors) , please do list the same on Talk:Ceremonial pole page so that other wikipedians may help improve by interlanguage collaborations, and/or some other language wikipedias may be interested in giving more importance to reliablity of information over other factors on their respective wikipedia.

This particular request is being made to you since your user name is listed in Wikipedia:Translators available list.

Thanking you with warm regards Mahitgar (talk) 05:27, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

He died[edit]

Bulcsú László died today. I think you are pretty happy with that, considering your attitude towards him during those deletion petitions. Enjoy this day while we all are in sorrow and weep. (talk) 21:16, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

RfC announce: Religion in infoboxes[edit]

There is an RfC at Template talk:Infobox#RfC: Religion in infoboxes concerning what What should be allowed in the religion entry in infoboxes. Please join the discussion and help us to arrive at a consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:38, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Ivan Mestrovic[edit]

As someone involved in an earlier discussion with Scosby85 on the Ivan Mestrovic talk page, you may wish to know that he is now involved in a fresh dispute there. Mzilikazi1939 (talk) 16:42, 14 February 2016 (UTC)