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Unfortunately, your articles on elementary schools do not say why they are notable and do not have any references, so they are in danger of being deleted. Have a look at Wikipedia's policies on notability and citing sources and always add a reference or two when you add information or make a new article.

Again, welcome! Yngvadottir (talk) 06:22, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

August 2011[edit]

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Proposed deletion of George Ralphs[edit]

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September 2011[edit]

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File:Gemco Logo.PNG needs authorship information[edit]

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Thanks for contributing to Wikipedia! Upon looking at this edit, I would like to remind you to be careful when you add new info. It makes it look like the JR Gonzales source said that the Kroger logo was used for HP, when the source says no such thing. You should have added a {{fact}} tag after the logo sentence, to make it clear that it wasn't cited to JR Gonzales WhisperToMe (talk) 09:07, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:1987 American Stores Company Logo.PNG)[edit]

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  • It is now superseded by a newer file, a copy of it in svg
Viller the Great (talk) 22:25, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Japan a potential superpower?[edit]

Hey Viller the Great; if you have the time at all to spare would you be able to contribute to a discussion about Japan at the Potential Superpowers article? Cheers, Comics (talk) 11:02, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Japan's potential for superpower[edit]

Hello, Viller, can you add Japan back as potential superpower please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sai317 (talkcontribs) 01:51, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Someone already readded the article. Unless, the community needs to discuss before we can add new powers.

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List of proposed state mergers[edit]

Hi Viller the Great. Thanks for your edit on this page. You are absolutely right to trim it down. I've trimmed it radically, leaving only the very likely ones. Please have a look. Regards, Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 13:09, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

  • Hello Rui Correia. Thank you for your edits, they have helped a lot. I tried to get rid of the really crazy ones, but I see what you did as right. Not all of them are likely. Thank you for help. I have looked, and it has really been shrunk down. You really did the right thing. As the article noted, the list does not include separatist states, including Catalonia. Only state mergers. In the past week many crazy proposals have surfaced up. keep up the wok, and I will also do my part in keeping things in line. Regards, Viller the Great (talk) 05:53, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, Viller the Great. Good to know I can count on your assistance. Regards, Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 06:55, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

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November 2013[edit]

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Hey, thank you for the new logo and for your interest in Mexican politics. One of your recent edits on the PAN page stated that the party does not officially recognize its position as a "right wing" group. Do you have a source that backs this up? The only one I kinda found was this one, but maybe you have a more extensive one. If you do, I'll make sure to add the source. Thanks, ComputerJA () 17:26, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes the logo I added is the one used in the Spanish version of the page. The one formerly used was based and made to look likethe real one, but only partly looked like the real one. Sorry for the confusion, what I should have said is that the PAN does not fundamentally believe to be a conservative party, and can incorporate both left and right wing elements. I have a great love for my country. Thank you for your understanding Viller the Great (talk) 03:01, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
Very true. Thanks for clearing it up. I'm also interested in Mexican politics (though I have to say most of my edits on Wikipedia hardly reflect that). If you ever decide to take on a topic regarding that, I will be more than willing to pitch in my two cents and have another pair of eyes on your work. Happy editing, ComputerJA () 05:29, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Ways to improve Mexicans in Argentina[edit]

Hi, I'm CaroleHenson. Viller the Great, thanks for creating Mexicans in Argentina!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Some of this reads like WP:Original research - particularly because there are no citations. Are there books, magazines, newspapers, etc. where the material came from? If so, it would be great to add Citations.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. CaroleHenson (talk) 01:57, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about Mexicans in Argentina[edit]

Hello, Viller the Great,

I wanted to let you know that there's a discussion about whether Mexicans in Argentina should be deleted. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mexicans in Argentina .

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Thanks, CaroleHenson (talk) 01:59, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello, I understand the process. I actually received the information by translating from the Spanish Wikipedia. I went to check and it has no citations. I have also tried to look for sources, it seems pretty difficult. I wanted to write more articles about my people around the globe. It appears according to the Spanish wiki there are in fact several Mexicans in Argentina. If the articles qualifies for deletion then it'll happen. We'll see, I'll keep looking. Viller the Great (talk) 08:50, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

January 2014[edit]

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Hispanosphere world map: Guinea Ecuatorial (both continental Ecuatorial Guinea and Fernando Poo island) should be marked in yellow too[edit]

Guinea Ecuatorial should be marked in yellow too in your Hispanosphere map. Also, I think that Isla de Pascua (a Chilean Island in the Pacific Ocean, Oceania), which is the most isolated inhabited land on earth, shold be marked in a circle. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:35, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Hello, if you look at the large version of the map Equatorial Guinea has blue and yellow dashes, representing how Equatorial Guinea has two Ibero-Romance language

s official, Spanish and Portuguese. French is also official, but it is not Ibero-Romance, it is Gallo-Romance. Chile's Easter Island is part of Chile and is not a separate country, but Chile is colored in yellow. Also the breakaway Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic in Africa has Spanish as co-official. Viller the Great (talk) 22:33, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

State mergers[edit]

Hi. Please see my note on the talk page at State mergers. I had before deleted the Nordic Federation, you agreed HERE on your page that what I had done was right and that it was much better after I trimmed it down. Then you go and put it back in? In the meantime it has already been taken off more than once by other editors. What does it take for you to get the message? If you are not sure, take it to the discussion page. Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 22:21, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Oh, my friend, I did not notice that, for I can remember the five that were on there had been there after it had all been trimmed down. You can take it down if you don't find it suitable. From what I know it has been there for a while and I did not add it recently. I have seen the page recently but I haven't edited it since sometime last year. What you did was great and good because that page was extremely long. If you think something is wrong, feel free to remove it. I don't edit that page anymore, as the situation has calmed down. I could remove "Nordic Federation" myself if you want. Viller the Great (talk) 04:16, 13 February 2014 (UTC)



I don't know where you got your info from, but your maps are really wrong. Reverting... — kwami (talk) 08:50, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Hello my friend, I tried to replace some raster PNG maps with svg, as with Spanish, which doesn't have an svg map. Same with French and Russian. I guess it wasn't necessary for English and Arabic, but let me be clear I did not make the maps. I found them on Wiki media Commons. I did realize afterwords Arabic was missing some notable countries. I really don't think Spanish nor Portuguese should have been reverted. Those maps were OK. I try to help, but I keep getting some things reverted. Also, I want to ask you why you reverted my language edits...I wasn't making it all up. I was using Ethnologue's classification of languages. Ibero-Romance etc. Viller the Great (talk) 17:25, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Hello Viller the Great and kwami. There is no point in disputing between yourselves. Saying something is really wrong and a counter-claim of being right is neither useful nor encyclopaedic. Please refer to the section I've added to the relevant talk page. I'm giving you both a heads up that I'm listing both maps as being unsourced at Wiki Commons. You'll need to make your arguments there and back them up with verifiable, reliable sources.
Please note that it is not my intention to be antagonistic. I simply want to make certain that the maps provided are, indeed, genuinely informative and accurate. Cheers! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 03:15, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
@Villar: It would be one thing if you simply made svg versions of the png maps, but you didn't: You made new maps, ones which introduced errors such as claiming that English is the native language of the majority of Nigeria. All the maps had errors like that. The can be redone, but until then they don't belong in the articles. — kwami (talk) 06:47, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Hello my friend, I did not make the maps, they are on Wikipedia Commons, their author is the User:Eddo. I unfortunately don't have the software to make svg maps, so I am actively trying to find new maps that could be used in place. I was hoping they could have been revised later. Viller the Great (talk) 06:50, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I wasn't paying attention. I like the idea of having the same colors on each map, but I'm not sure what the distinction between light and dark green is. — kwami (talk) 09:09, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Good to see you both discussing the veracity of the maps. Please let me know when you've reached some sort of consensus on the matter. Agreed, kwami. The legend isn't terribly informative, although I gather the lighter green represents where Spanish is considered the second language.

Also, considering that Wikipedia aims to be disability friendly, if using one colour, there should be a stronger contrast in the shades of green used. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 09:19, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

IMO shading is more intuitive. There's nothing about red which suggests "sole official" and blue that means "multiple official". Also, I think the shades have been copied from the continent maps, but we could certainly make the lighter one more distinct. — kwami (talk) 21:29, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I do find the use of two colours to be unintuitive. The de facto regions would definitely be better represented with a lighter shade of the choice of colour for the official language countries. As noted, however, there should be enough distinction between the lighter shade for someone who is, for example, sight impaired to not encounter difficulties in distinguishing between the two. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 22:02, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Well, the us of two colors could be replaced but the map in general is OK. If we do want to make a distinction, we can use the lighter red/pinkish color that was used for filling the US and use it for the bilingual areas. Viller the Great (talk) 01:44, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
As it is kwami who is reworking the map, I'm fine with any variants on a given colour: red & pink; dark blue & light blue; dark green & light green. kwami, are you prepared to make the relevant colour scheme changes? I've already started a dialogue on Wiki Commons about deleting the two maps currently there and have asked for redirects to the Countries with Spanish as an official language.svg you've been reworking. Do you wish to continue using that particular file as the replacement, or are you envisaging uploading a new version under a different name? --Iryna Harpy (talk) 02:44, 17 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi, and thanks for your work on the English Wikipedia.

I noticed an article you worked on. Just a short note to point out that we don’t normally link:

  • dates
  • years
  • commonly known geographical terms (including well-known country-names), and
  • common terms you’d look up in a dictionary (unless significantly technical).

(This even applies for infoboxes.)

Thanks, and my best wishes.

Tony (talk) 13:24, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Thank you for clarifying this. I hadn't been told this before, so I wouldn't have had prior knowledge. Thank you very much for the help and improvement of the article. I see what you mean, some things are pretty clear themselves. Viller the Great (talk) 03:35, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Potential superpowers nominated for GA[edit]

Potential superpowers has been nominated for GA status. I thought that the article has no bias and it has finally achieved accuracy. Listing can be found here. Thanks OccultZone (Talk) 12:49, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

It's great to hear this, for this article was indeed inaccurate for a long time. It does not have bias because we only left countries that have sources that show proof that they are potential superpowers. It should win this nomination, it clearly has improved and I would agree to that status. Some people may disagree with the list, but it is what we have for the time being. Good job to all the contributors that helped to improve the article. How could it win the nomination though? Viller the Great (talk) 04:39, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
GA's nomination and review list is backlogged right now. So let us wait for few weeks or even months.. Meanwhile, other articles such as Small powers, Superpower can be made better. OccultZone (Talk) 03:16, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
I'll make an effort to improve those articles whenever I can. A few weeks is alright considering all the changes that had to be implemented on the article. Viller the Great (talk) 03:17, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Mexicans in Panama[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your edit expanding Mexicans in Panama. However, can I ask what your sources are for this, as you haven't cited most of the material? Cordless Larry (talk) 06:45, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello Cordless Larry. I always try to help improve new articles that would otherwise be deleted. I got most of the information from the Spanish version of the page, which I believed was appropriate because it had longer explanation of the Mexican presence in Panama and there were about four citations. I thought it would help out. If you believe the information is unsourced I understand. It is fine by me to do whatever you think is appropriate. I think the article is alright for now. Thank you. Viller the Great (talk) 07:34, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I removed most of the material because it was unsourced, and several of the citation links didn't actually work. Perhaps someone needs to point that out on the Spanish Wikipedia. Thanks for your efforts though. Cordless Larry (talk) 08:08, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I understand what you mean. I think there is more regulation of articles on this Wikipedia than the Spanish one, hopefully soon I can point that out in the Spanish Wikipedia. I believe most of the citations were dead links. Until reliable sources are found, the page shouldn't be expanded. I noted that there were different numbers of how large the Mexican population is in Panama and that some of the information was copied from the "Mexicans in Uruguay" page and the person only changed Uruguay to Panama. Viller the Great (talk) 00:02, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Hispanic and Latino American task force invitation[edit]

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Thank you for the invitation. I would gladly accept being part of the Hispanic task force in the United States. I am interested in improving many articles on Hispanics in the United States. I will try to participate when I can. I had been interested in joining this group before, but I have been busy and sometimes I do not have time to login on Wikipedia. Thank you again for the invitation again, I will promptly add my name to the list of participants. Viller the Great (talk) 04:24, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for the late response, but I'm glad to hear you're looking forward to being part of the task force. The project isn't quite as active, but if you have any suggestions for the task force, please add them on the project talk page. Erick (talk) 16:09, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
That's alright, it's never too late to send a response. I will try to add any suggestions that cold come up to the talk page of the project. I have basically focused on improving articles that are stubs or that are in need of improvement, but I improves all types of articles. You will usually see me editing articles about the Hispanic world in general. Viller the Great (talk) 02:53, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

New Albertsons map[edit]

How do you, in Wikipedia, create a new colored U.S. map? I was hoping to create an updated one for Albertsons with new features, including a striped feature for areas with both Safeway and Albertsons branded stores (or one or the other, no Safeway in Florida and no Albertsons in Hawaii), and either an additional color or just expanding the Acme territory for taking over A&P stores, which would add New York and Connecticut to the map. TheListUpdater (talk) 23:17, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

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