User talk:Woollymammoth

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Hello, Woollymammoth, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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If you are interested in Ukraine-related themes, you may want to check out the Ukraine Portal, particularly the Portal:Ukraine/New article announcements and Portal:Ukraine/Ukraine-related Wikipedia notice board. The New article announcements board is probably the most important and the most attended one. Please don't forget to anounce there the new articles you create. Adding both boards to your watchlist is probably a good idea.

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Again, welcome!—dima / 03:28, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Allow me[edit]

I, Irpen, hereby give you this Exceptional Newcomer Award for your excellent contributions to several Ukraine-related articles. Please keep up the good work! --Irpen 02:46, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Linear regression[edit]

I agree with you that this article could be substantially improved, in terms of both writing and organization. I think it would be great if you would edit boldly, either directly or from the French translation. Jeremy Tobacman 01:54, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello. I appreciate your contributions to linear regression. I also have these two criticisms:

  • You're using too many capital letters. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style on section headings. An initial letter should not be capitalized just because it's in a section heading; that conflicts with Wikipedia's conventions.
  • Please note this difference:
\vec X = <f_1(\vec x),f_1(\vec x), ..., f_n(\vec x)> \,
\vec X = \langle f_1(\vec x),f_1(\vec x), \dots, f_n(\vec x)\rangle \,
The latter is standard. Michael Hardy 23:00, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
I agree with Michael. You need to read a bit about Wikipedia's style. For example, new comments on talk pages go at the bottom. Please read up a bit before editing again. — Chris53516 (Talk) 19:12, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Regression analysis: proposed lead[edit]

Dear Woollymammoth: I see that you are a recent contributor to Regression analysis. Would you consider giving an opinion for or against the following Talk:Regression analysis#Proposed lead and any comments you might wish to leave? The reasons are listed there. My thanks. --Thomasmeeks 13:28, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments and revision of the above, Woollymammoth. May I have your permission to list you at the top of "Proposed lead" (in support of the proposed lead)? Regards, Thomasmeeks 14:32, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
Thank you on your most recent response, Woollymammoth. I am going to leave as is at top of that section: no names (even mine) except the person who blocked earlier lead Edits. The latter was a blessing in disguise, b/c I cut down the wordiness on what I first had by the time I finally put Edit in the article. That was replaced by another very good Edit (which I'll attempt to do some very minor improvements on). When you and my other friend joined the discussion on the Talk page, it assured that a much-improved lead would be installed. Thx again for that. I hope you continue to offer improvements on the article. In any case, best wishes. --Thomasmeeks 20:16, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Transliteration policy[edit]

As a member of WikiProject Ukraine, you are invited to participate in the discussion about transliteration of Ukrainian words. I would appreciate your participation. Discussion is located here. Thank you. — Alex(U|C|E) 17:55, 3 July 2007 (UTC)


I have proposed an award at the Ukraine Wikiproject - You appear to be a member of the project and I would like some feedback from you - thanks // Finns Original Barnstar.png

They are discussing Kyiv/Kiev spelling again at Talk:Kiev/naming. Maybe you may be interested. Bandurist 22:15, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Ukrainian grammar[edit]

Thanks for your excellent work on the article. It is some of the best English-language documentation of Ukrainian that I've seen. There's the Routledge grammar, and there's this, and below that the available materials are really pretty deficient. Молодець. eritain (talk) 01:44, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

I am agree that your article is excellent. Good work! Maybe I seem to you borry but "відьм" is not right. Yes, people would understand what you mean, but you can enter in Ukrainian Google word "відьм" and it would ask you about "відьом". There is no "відьм" in all Ukrainian part of Internet and nobody says so.

License tagging for Image:Mariampilska Bohomatir.jpg[edit]

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Hi, it was a welcome message created with my bot, controlled by sk:user:Wizzard. Don't worry, be happy. ;) —Kandy Talbot 11:27, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Friedrich Kellner[edit]

I just sent you an email, but in case it does not get through to you, I thought I should write to you here, as well. I am hoping you can help me with the Friedrich Kellner article, to translate it into Ukrainian. I have a condensed version of the article that I can send to you (about 1500 words). Thank you, Scott Rskellner (talk) 00:19, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

A Request for Help[edit]

Hi there Woollymanmoth :), I noticed your username on Translators Available Ukranian to English. I was wondering if you could help with updating Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi on the Ukranian Wikipedia? Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi on the English Wikipedia has been majorly revamped- particularly, its being treated as a BLP now, since no one has been able to find evidence of his death. I'm sorry to say I know little Ukranian, so I'd really appreciate your help in this :), although I understand if you don't have the time. Thanks in advance! Omirocksthisworld(Drop a line) 07:39, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment[edit]

Hey Woollymammoth; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:53, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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Ukrainian adjective declension types[edit]


I've made three Ukrainian adjective declension templates in the English Wiktionary - 1. for -ий (stem stressed), 2. for -и́й (ending stressed), 3. for -ій (stem stressed). I know there's an adjective ending in -їй (безкра́їй) but I can't think of other examples. Do you know any Ukrainian adjectives ending in a stressed -і́й? --Anatoli (talk) 01:33, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Population update project[edit]

Hi. The 18th edition of Ethnologue just came out, and if we divide up our language articles among us, it won't take long to update them. I would appreciate it if you could help out, even if it's just a few articles (5,000 articles is a lot for just me), but I won't be insulted if you delete this request.

A largely complete list of articles to be updated is at Category:Language articles citing Ethnologue 17. The priority articles are in Category:Language articles with old Ethnologue 17 speaker data. These are the 10% that have population figures at least 25 years old.

Probably 90% of the time, Ethnologue has not changed their figures between the 17th and 18th editions, so all we need to do is change "e17" to "e18" in the reference (ref) field of the language info box. That will change the citation for the artcle to the current edition. Please put the data in the proper fields, or the info box will flag it as needing editorial review. The other relevant fields are "speakers" (the number of native speakers in all countries), "date" (the date of the reference or census that Ethnologue uses, not the date of Ethnologue!), and sometimes "speakers2". Our convention has been to enter e.g. "1990 census" when a census is used, as other data can be much older than the publication date. Sometimes a citation elsewhere in the article depends on the e17 entry, in which case you will need to change "name=e17" to "name=e18" in the reference tag (assuming the 18th edition still supports the cited claim).

Remember, we want the *total* number of native speakers, which is often not the first figure given by Ethnologue. Sometimes the data is too incompatible to add together (e.g. a figure from the 1950s for one country, and a figure from 2006 for another), in which case it should be presented that way. That's one use for the "speakers2" field. If you're not sure, just ask, or skip that article.

Data should not be displayed with more than two, or at most three, significant figures. Sometimes it should be rounded off to just one significant figure, e.g. when some of the component data used by Ethnologue has been approximated with one figure (200,000, 3 million, etc.) and the other data has greater precision. For example, a figure of 200,000 for one country and 4,230 for another is really just 200,000 in total, as the 4,230 is within the margin of rounding off in the 200,000. If you want to retain the spurious precision of the number in Ethnologue, you might want to use the {{sigfig}} template. (First parameter in this template is for the data, second is for the number of figures to round it off to.)

Dates will often need to be a range of all the country data in the Ethnologue article. When entering the date range, I often ignore dates from countries that have only a few percent of the population, as often 10% or so of the population isn't even separately listed by Ethnologue and so is undated anyway.

If Ethnologue does not provide a date for the bulk of the population, just enter "no date" in the date field. But if the population figure is undated, and hasn't changed between the 17th & 18th editions of Ethnologue, please leave the ref field set to "e17", and maybe add a comment to keep it so that other editors don't change it. In cases like this, the edition of Ethnologue that the data first appeared in may be our only indication of how old it is. We still cite the 14th edition in a couple dozen articles, so our readers can see that the data is getting old.

The articles in the categories linked above are over 90% of the job. There are probably also articles that do not currently cite Ethnologue, but which we might want to update with the 18th edition. I'll need to generate another category to capture those, probably after most of the Ethnologue 17 citations are taken care of.

Jump in at the WP:LANG talk page if you have any comments or concerns. Thanks for any help you can give!

kwami (talk) 02:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)