User talk:Verkhovensky

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December 2010[edit]

In a recent edit to the page Lawless v. Ireland, you changed one or more words from one international variety of English to another. Because Wikipedia has readers from all over the world, our policy is to respect national varieties of English in Wikipedia articles.

For a subject exclusively related to the United Kingdom (for example, a famous British person), use British English. For something related to the United States in the same way, use American English. For something related to another English-speaking country, such as Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, use the variety of English used there. For an international topic, use the form of English that the original author used.

In view of that, please don't change articles from one version of English to another, even if you don't normally use the version in which the article is written. Respect other people's versions of English. They, in turn, should respect yours. Other general guidelines on how Wikipedia articles are written can be found in the Manual of Style. If you have any questions about this, you can ask me on my talk page or visit the help desk. Thank you. ww2censor (talk) 06:15, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

My apologies, and thanks for keeping me honest. I'll be more careful about running roughshod over perfectly fine British English with AWB! Verkhovensky (talk) 07:18, 2 December 2010 (UTC)


My pleasure - Law is definitely under-represented on Wikipedia. Lawdroid (talk) 20:08, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

North v. Russell[edit]

Thanks for adding the refs, I appreciate it. I will try to do that in all case articles in the future. Shoplifter (talk) 23:41, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm glad to help where I can. Thanks for doing such a great job on law articles, you're a great benefit to the project! Verkhovensky (talk) 01:49, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

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San Francisco meetup at WMF headquarters[edit]

Hi Verkhovensky,

I just wanted to give you a heads-up about the next wiki-meetup happening in SF. It'll be located at our very own Wikimedia Foundation offices, and we'd love it if some local editors who are new to the meetup scene came and got some free lunch with us :) Please sign up on the meetup page if you're interested in attending, and I hope to see you soon! Maryana (WMF) (talk) 22:31, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Peer Review Needed[edit]

Hi, I have created an article, The Lokpal Bill, 2011. I need your help for getting it reviewed.
Vaibhavgupta1989 (talk) 12:21, 16 June 2012 (UTC)


thanks for your kind words!Jytdog (talk) 16:34, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation link fixing one-day contest[edit]

I have decided to put on a mini-contest within the November 2013 monthly disambiguation contest, on Saturday, November 23 (UTC). I will personally give a $20 gift card to the disambiguator who fixes the most links on that server-day (see the project page for details on scoring points). Since we are not geared up to do an automated count for that day, at 00:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC) (which is 7:00 PM on November 22, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the project page leaderboard. I will presume that anyone who is not already listed on the leaderboard has precisely nine edits. At 01:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC) (8:00 PM on November 23, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the leaderboard at that time (the extra hour is to give the board time to update), and I will determine from that who our winner is. I will credit links fixed by turning a WP:DABCONCEPT page into an article, but you'll have to let me know me that you did so. Here's to a fun contest. Note that according to the Daily Disambig, we currently have under 256,000 disambiguation links to be fixed. If everyone in the disambiguation link fixers category were to fix 500 links, we would have them all done - so aim high! Cheers! bd2412 T 02:09, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Morivch photo[edit]

Trophy.png Morivch photo
I wanted to verify that the 1922 Kentucky Derby photo of Morvich is in the public domain. I saw you were the uploader and this is apparently the only way to contact someone in Commons. Sewasty (talk) 21:23, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the question. Since the image is from 1922, it is in the public domain. All images published before 1923 are in the public domain. Verkhovensky (talk) 23:02, 10 June 2014 (UTC)