User talk:Valenciano

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Sanyam Goel[edit]

If you tag a new page for deletion or cleanup, like you did with Sanyam Goel, please make sure it is mark as reviewed. Thanks. --I dream of horses If you reply here, please ping me by adding {{Ping|I dream of horses}} to your message. (talk to me) (contributions) @ 09:45, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

I dream of horses, will do, sorry about that, the twinkle module usually does that, but don't know why it didn't on this occasion. Valenciano (talk) 10:02, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Metrovalencia request[edit]

Valenciano, I have a request – is there any chance you can add a column for "Year opened" to the 'Lines' table at the Metrovalencia article? It would help me, and I suspect other readers, if it was clearer when certain lines on Metrovalencia were put in to service... Thanks in advance! --IJBall (contribstalk) 05:10, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

IJBall, that's done. I'll be out most of today but I'll have a look when I can and try and find a ref for the lines length. I also wouldn't mind having a go at updating List of Valencia, Spain metro stations, but I'm not totally sure of the coding to make the lines display correctly. Valenciano (talk) 09:23, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Actually, I know where the line lengths are (it's in the same ref I added last night...), so I'll ref those (and fix them) today. If I were to do the list of stations page, I'd probably have to rewrite it from scratch – I can do that, but it will probably be at least a week before I can get to a project that big(!)... Face-wink.svg --IJBall (contribstalk) 15:42, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Revisiting: List of Metrovalencia stations[edit]

Valenciano: OK, it took me quite a while to get to it, and then I think took me almost another week to work up and finish, but I have finally replaced the very weird old "route map"-format stations list at the List of Metrovalencia stations (which I was able to move from it's previous non-standard List of Valencia, Spain metro stations article name) with an new, updated proper list-table of stations, which is also more informative than the old one.

A couple of points, though - the official figures from Metrovalencia states there are 137 stations total in the Metrovalencia system, but I only count 134 stations in my table (and I tried to match that up with the system map, and I could swear that I didn't miss any stations!...). Also, the official figures from Metrovalencia states that there are 35 underground stations, but I only count 34 in the table – it could be that the map at that I used is missing an underground station in the outlying areas.

Anyway, at least the table is set up now, so you can "fix" any errors you come across. On my end, this project is mostly done, though I may replace the List of Metrovalencia stations' current "Legend' with something more like the 'Legend' at List of Milan Metro stations... Let me know if you have any further thoughts or suggestions! --IJBall (contribstalk) 05:58, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

IJBall, the discrepancy in the station numbers is a bit weird. I looked through it and did spot checks on the bits where the metro bits go overground, but all the stations seem to be there. I made a few changes and added notes on changes of station name and so on. Good work on that. Valenciano (talk) 10:31, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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Deleting talk page comments[edit]

I notice you didn't give Scolaire a warning when he deleted talk page comments. It seems to be a rule applied only to one side in the dispute. Your project is pathetic. Text Julian (talk) 23:08, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Text Julian, when you answer my question I'll answer yours. I'll repeat it: "Your only contributions are to the Derry page and it's fairly unusual for a new user to find their way straight to a contentious discussion. It's pretty unheard of for an account that's genuinely new to know about sandboxes, signing their contributions, article talk pages and indenting their comments, as well as Wikipedia concepts like "consensus" and "common name" yet, in just 6 edits, you've demonstrated all those skills. So what previous account did you edit under?" Valenciano (talk) 09:10, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Valenciano you're not the wikipedia police. I've noticed that everybody who enters this discussion on the official name side, such as Dubs boy, Goodday, myself, ends up being accused of being topic banned or sockpuppeting. Are you incapable of presenting a rational argument as to why we shouldn't use the official name? Your colleague Scolaire seems to be capable only of remwving talk page comments. You yourself said that this is not normal, but you don't seem to mind when Scolaire does it. And by the way, operating Wikipedia is easy and self explanatory. Don't read too much into whether or not mistakes have been made. I'm computer literate. How many mistakes did you make in your first few edits? Text Julian (talk) 09:31, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Good Day has been the subject of topic bans and is the subject of active arbitration remedies, Dubs boy has been blocked in the past for sock puppetry so those are not accusations, they're statements of fact. I've made rational arguments many times over the years on that subject (check the page archives) and I'm getting bored of repeating them when Dubs Boy raises the topic every single month, which is bordering on disruptive. I made lots of mistakes in my early edits, as does virtually every new Wikipedia editor, so the fact that within 6 edits you are not only perfectly versed in Wikipedia markup but also know Wikipedia terminology such as commonname and consensus means I don't believe for one second that you're a new editor. Valenciano (talk) 09:42, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
hmmm, I wasn't actually blocked for sock puppetry. I was banned for breaching a troubles restriction.Dubs boy (talk) 16:01, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes, you were blocked for that. You were " blocked from editing for a period of 4 months for Block evasion" i.e. sockpuppetry. Valenciano (talk) 18:59, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I was banned for breaching a troubles restriction, even though I only edited on talk pages and unknowingly evaded a block. If only I had 9 lives like other users.Dubs boy (talk) 19:06, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Wait, you're "computer literate" so know about things like fairly obscure policies, sandboxes, joining talk page discussions, etc. - yet aren't computer literate enough to click on the big, obvious, "Forgot your password?" button when you forget your password? Something is indeed a bit off... BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 22:50, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Manchester United F.C.[edit]

I assume you're referring to this comma: "Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that plays in the Premier League." That comma is only there to indicate the subordinate nature of "Greater Manchester, England" in indicating the location of Old Trafford. It does not imply any relativism between the clauses preceding and succeeding it. – PeeJay 20:46, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

PeeJay2K3, I'd totally disagree. From Oxford dictionaries: "A non-restrictive relative clause (also called a non-defining relative clause) provides extra information that could be left out without affecting the meaning or structure of the sentence." The part about them being a Premier League team *is* a non-defining relative clause. It adds extra info which is not necessary for identifying the subject, in this case the team (there is no other professional football club based in Old Trafford.) There should not be a comma before "that" and the word "that" can't be used in this type of clause anyway, "which" should be used instead. Valenciano (talk) 12:26, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Aaron Harrison[edit]

I don't recall editing that article. Can you inform me of what changes were made? I will say that most of my edits are to correct poor grammar, so it's not outside realm of possibility.

The contributions of your ip show edits to that article. If that wasn't you, then it's better to register for an account to avoid such confusion. Valenciano (talk) 20:41, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Kaleem rahi[edit]

Deleted it, salted both it and the parent. That should take care of it. Could you take a look and confirm, please? I've never salted before - just want to make sure it went OK. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 08:43, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Ser Amantio di Nicolao Yes, that's fine. Thanks. Valenciano (talk) 08:45, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
Any time. Always happy to be of help. Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 08:54, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
Incidentally, I see you're the one responsible for the creation of the article on Čili. I was just in the Baltics a couple of weeks ago, and made a point to eat at one on the basis of having read your article. Good decision it was, thanks. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 08:58, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
Haha, glad to be of service! :) Valenciano (talk) 08:59, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Re Gaza Strip[edit]

Okay. I didn't give an edit summary (because reading the diff showed that the content reintroduced was challenged, WP:OR, or unverified. I revert crap editing like that at sight,

Before reverting me at Gaza Strip did you look at the sources, or the page, where three of the sources (a) are under challenge as unreliable or unverifiable (a) Israel supplies the Gaza Strip with electricity, water, food, medicine, and all non-military items free of charge.[22][unreliable source][23][unreliable source][24][not in citation given]

and at (b) we have this extraordinary assertion (b) Due to the abundance of free foods coming into Gaza Strip from Israel, Palestinians are listed as the 8th most obese in the world among men and 3rd most obese among women.[25][26]

Political Arena doesn't mention the Gaza Strip. The Economist does but doesn't mention that this is due to the abundance of free food from Israel. You don't need to know the details of Israel's historical basic survival diet calculations for imports to see that that edit by a newvie was nonsense.Nishidani (talk) 21:04, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
@Nishidani, I did look at the sources and don't understand what's particularly unreliable about The Washington Post (or Volokh conspiracy if you like) or BBC News. I'll grant your point about b) as that's pure WP:SYNTH. However, I don't edit articles about that conflict and I only came across your edits through recent changes patrol and to avoid that happening again, I'd strongly advise you to use edit summaries so that people unfamiliar with the articles can know what your motivations are, otherwise there's a chance you will be reverted like that. "Removed disputed section - see talk" would be fine. All the best with your editing. Valenciano (talk) 21:17, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

It's not vandalism[edit]

It was his user page. He can do whatever he wants with it -- (talk) 20:52, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Per WP:UP#POLEMIC, he can't have what he wants on it, especially "X is the gayest person in the Universe." He forfeited the right to decide what he had on Wikipedia when he engaged in vandalism here. Also, he's blocked so why are you so bothered about having this obviously unencyclopedic user page unless you are related in some way? Valenciano (talk) 21:08, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Also, based on your contributions, I think you and RyanBurns are one and the same. Valenciano (talk) 21:34, 22 August 2015 (UTC)


campeon1914 did the same also in PAOK BC article Greco22 (talk) 15:12, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Reserve Requirements[edit]

What does reserve requirements are a myth mean? They are not. There really are reserve requirements. You are confused. Go read an economics textbook.

Thanks for the advice, but the issue there is that you're removing sourced content and Wikipedia covers all points of view, whether we agree with them or not. Valenciano (talk) 17:20, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Cheers. But there is only one point of view on money creation. There is no debate - can't be. So if I find sources that "prove" money is dropped by storks it can added as an "alternative view"?? You are abusing NPOV. (talk) 17:35, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

No, it means that we can add all alternative views which are covered in reliable sources as this one is and removing it is contrary to our WP:NOTCENSORED policy. The last section you've added is non encyclopedic, consisting of your views, prefaced with comments like "you'll note that" which are more suitable to a blog. Either way, you've been reverted, so per WP:BRD you should use the article's talk page to discuss such changes rather than attempt to edit war them back in. Valenciano (talk) 17:47, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Last use of capital punishment in Spain[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Last use of capital punishment in Spain 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! Yoninah (talk) 00:00, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Yoninah, I've trimmed the hook down to acceptable length. Let me know if that's ok. Valenciano (talk) 00:20, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

I objected this deletion attempt by that certain user[edit]


Can you prevent the page i created below from being deleted ? I was new to Wiki, and also this is my first article ( technically ). I dont see any problem about this article below , i stated a legit fact as Citation and such. You can see and visit the page, would you mind to do that and prevent this page from being deleted ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MugenDarkness (talkcontribs) 04:49, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

I'm not an admin, but even if I were, it wouldn't be possible to prevent pages from getting deleted if there was consensus to do so among other users. In this case, you should present your arguments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of the best-selling boy bands in Asia. Valenciano (talk) 10:12, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Avenida de Blasco Ibañez[edit]

Hi Valenciano, seeing your interest in Valencia I thought that you might be interested in the page Avenida de Blasco Ibañez I just created. It's ofcourse somewhat different from your regular topics, but I was hoping you might have an image with more of an overview of the avenida. Greetings, Crispulop (talk) 21:25, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Weirdly, out of thousands of Valencia photos I have, I can't seem to find a single one of the Avenue itself which could be used. I have ones of me or various other people, especially near the football stadium, but I can't even trim those enough to be useful. I should be there later in the year or could get someone to do it, but it might take a while. Valenciano (talk) 22:14, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for having a look in your archive. I couldn't find any useable image in my archive either, nor on Flickr. Hopefully we can add a suitable picture at one point. Crispulop (talk) 19:41, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Last use of capital punishment in Spain[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 10 September 2015 (UTC)