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Ellis Paul

Yannis, I see that you do quite a bit of bio assessment/reviewing. I'd like to make a personal request regarding the Ellis Paul article. I'm a little disconcerted that the comments left by the first person to rate the article don't seem to substantiate a B-rating....but I'm new at this. Would really appreciate your feedback if possible. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. Kmzundel 17:51, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your feedback! Kmzundel 18:41, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
Have incorporated many of your suggestions. Please take another look and let me know if I'm on the right track. Not done by any means, but making progress (I think!). Kmzundel 02:51, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Billy Campbell

Thanks for the feedback. You recommend renaming the article "Dr. Billy Campbell" to "Billy Campbell (doctor)" and I fully agree with you, however I do not know how to do that - please advise Eulogy4Afriend 02:33, 10 January 2007 (UTC)


For the El Greco FA! Good job! Baristarim 08:32, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Don Quixote

Thanks for the note. I would be happy to clean up the article. It has been on my list of top priorities a long time (so you can see how important those are ;) ). Do you read Spanish? You could have a quick look at the article. It is not perfect (although I believe it has been featured), but I think it offers up a good way of approaching the material thematically as well as providing a good organisational structure. As for the book, I prefer to pick up a chapter here and there and read it in that fashion. Since it is a picaresque novel, it permits this treatment. Also, I am not that familiar with the wider scholarship surrounding Quixote.

One aspect of the article is the legacy of DQ. We have the novel to contend with as well as the role and image of DQ and Sancho Panza and for that matter Dulcinea in a wider cultural context. I liked the way you dealt with these diverse aspects in the El Greco article - an auspicious sign for a solid and comprehensive treatment of DQ. If you wish to take this article forward, I suggest we aim to go FA, although it will likely take several months of work. At any event, I'm game and happy that you would like to make a stab at it. Eusebeus 14:33, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I am sorry for not having read your initial message more closely where you answered my query about langauge. My Spanish is good, as is my French and German, so I am happy to provide what is needed from those languages. A revision to the lead is a fine idea, but let's also thrash out a structure that we are happy with as a means of focusing our thinking. Happy New Year to you as well from Canada! Eusebeus 15:20, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I have posted a comment here. Eusebeus 00:00, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Yannis. That closely follows my own thinking as well. I think its importance in the genesis of modern Spanish language and literature probably deserves its own section as well. The clutter at the end of the article should be lumped into a section on the Cultural Legacy of Don Quixote and then subdivided as necessary for Opera, Film, etc etc etc. The plot breakdown should probably include (or maybe limited to in any detail) the more noteworthy episodes, such as the Windmills, Sheep, Riverboat, etc.... I am happy that you are embracing this project. Eusebeus 20:43, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

J. P. Morgan Peer review

Hello there. I have noticed that you have peer reviewed several articles at Wikipedia before. I am asking if you could find some time to peer review J. P. Morgan for me, and leave comments at Wikipedia:Peer review/J. P. Morgan/archive1. Many thanks! — Wackymacs 22:59, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Peer Review of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Hi Yannis. I have gone through all of your comments - they were really helpful - and made changes to the article, fixing, expanding and restructuring it. If you have a moment, I'd appreciate you taking another look. I'd like to see if the article would qualify for a higher rating. What would it take to get this to FA? Thanks - Cimm[talk] 00:49, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Yannis - I really appreciate you taking a second look and providing so many more valueable comments. I think the article is ready for the next step. I'm trying to determine what the best procedural path is in getting it closer to FA status. If you have any advice on how to proceed, it would be much appreciated! Thank you again for all your help! Cimm[talk] 00:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you Yannis, for the kind welcome message, as well as your advise on seeking further feedback on the article! I plan to explore possibilities for improving the family section, and then proceed with a general peer-review. I will invite the users that you recommended to review and copy-edit the article, and after receiving everybody's feedback I will once again evaluate the most appropriate next steps towards FA. I'll keep you posted on the progress. Thank you again for your invaluable contributions and assistance! Cimm[talk] 19:19, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi Yannis - just wanted to give you a heads up that I have started a new general peer review for Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. I invited the users tat you recommended, and they are working their magic - great comments comming back. Feel free to take a look ad add your two cents when you have a moment. Thanks again for your help! Cimm[talk] 02:56, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Hello again Yannis! The peer review received wonderful feedback for the article, and lots of encouragement to nominate it for FAC. As a result, I have done just that! The FAC page is here. Thanks again for your feedback and encouragement! Cimm[talk] 23:50, 24 January 2007 (UTC)


Can you please tell me how to withdraw a FAC candidacy. Thanks Kyriakos 05:33, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm thinking about it. The FAC's nom has gone down the drain some I'm going to work on the comments. Kyriakos 21:18, 2 January 2007 (UTC)


I just read your suggestion at the talk page of WPHOG and I think that a MIlitary history of Greece would be a great idea. And I was also wondering if it would include the Military history of Greece from the Minoan/Mycenenean age all the way to modern history or from archaic and classical to modern. Kyriakos 22:59, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Charles Edward Magoon

Thanks for rating my article on Mr. Magoon as "A". I would really appreciate any feedback that you could provide on it possibly being a FA candidate in the future. I know it still needs work to reach that point, but you might have advice that would help me get there. JRP 23:22, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Roman-Spartan War

Hi Yanni, I withdrew the Roman-SPartan War from FAC and I put it on Peer Review at WPMILHIST. So if you have the time and don't mind could you please go and leave some suggestions becuase they always seem to be of good value and worth while. Thanks in advance and also I forgotto congratulate you on El Greco becoming a FA. It's great that you took the article of the greatest Greek painter to FA level. Kyriakos 05:49, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: A-Class - Biography project

The most straightforward approach would probably be to start a discussion on the project's main talk page; it's usually fairly easy to come to some sort of rough consensus on a sensible proposal (although their may be some back-and-forth debate on specific points, such as the duration of the reviews and so forth). Once people are in agreement, you can start actually implementing changes; the first creation of such a process should be quite active, as you'll have the opportunity to run your existing A-Class articles through it. I would suggest doing everything slowly, though; the last thing you want is to create the impression that the program is being pushed over objections.

Aside from that is another point: running such a review process requires a fair amount of administrative work—posting notices and reminders, helping people set up nominations, closing and archiving reviews, etc. In WPMILHIST, this is handled by the coordinators (mostly by myself, really); but WPBIO doesn't have such a group (and Plange, who was working as the de-facto coordinator, seems to be inactive now), so you might want to consider the issue of who will keep the process running before you start it off. Kirill Lokshin 15:16, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Peer review:Roman-Spartan War

I went over your suggestions and I think I fixed them =. What do you think? Kyriakos 09:57, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof!

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Yannismarou! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page. frothT C 19:17, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

My Request for Adminship

Thanks for contributing to my RfA! Thank you for your support in my my RfA, which passed with a tally of 117/0/1. I hope that my conduct as an admin lives up to the somewhat flattering confidence the community has shown in me. I hope that my janitorial efforts here on Wikipedia don't stop me from getting on with the job of contributing directly to the encyclopedia. Please don't hesitate to leave a message on my talk page should you need anything or to discuss something with me.--Nilfanion (talk) 22:47, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

El Greco

He was not greek.he was venetian italoian.greeks calling him el grecko becuase he spoke some greek.i speak english and im not english.please remove his fake ancestry and remove him from Greeks page

This looks like a well-researched claim and reasonable request, please arrange to have that information removed from quoted sources too. Arf. Yomanganitalk 11:39, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
Of course! This is going to be one of my first priorities.--Yannismarou 17:24, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Fred Roberts

Thanks fo the assessment. I was hoping for a higher rating of course, mainyl because its about as omplete as it's going to get, I've exhausted almost every source. I'll improve on it though. Btw, have you given thought to possibly being an admin?--Wizardman 02:51, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Peer review/Armia Krajowa

Thank you for your comments, I believe I have addressed most of them. If you have time, could you look at the recent dispute on the article's talk page and offer some comments on that issue? I am afraid as long as there are only two opposed voices we are rather deadlocked.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  03:12, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Roman-Spartan War

Can you pase tell me what you think of the article and what needs to be done for it to get to FA. Thanks. Kyriakos 06:11, 11 January 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for your note left on my talk. Could you point me out there is information was placed if it was not deleted:

While Armia Krajowa`s commanders continued to accuse Lithuanians of collaborating with Germans, Krajowa itself did not hesitate to collaborate with Nazis. On 1944 AK leadership agreed not to attack Germans and to help them fight Soviet partisans. From other side Germans also did not allow Lithuanian Security Police to arrest known commanders of AK and often released arrested AK soldiers from prison or denounced persecution, supplied weapons, ammunition and etc. AK cooperation with Germans intensified, when Lithuanian authorities denounced possibility to established Lithuanian SS group.
From 1943 AK especially targeted Lithuanian elementary schools and already in 1943 successfully paralyzed activity of schools. During these years many Lithuanian teachers there brutally tortured or killed. On the same year AK commanders openly threaten to continue use of terror against Lithuanians."???

Or maybe this is too don't think that Piotrus deletes information from the article.[1] and that your opinion on intervening in article which has {{inuse}} tag [2]. Best regards, M.K. 09:50, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank for message again, it was quick:) Quick remark about deletion, yesterday or more exactly today I writing this article in ~2.30 at night, and I did not manage to finish with referencing properly, but I left the note no summary - [3] but this not prevented Piotrus from removing it. While you noted that - I am not going to decide what info should leave and what should stay. but Piotrus used one-sided methods of removal info without any discusion which of them should stay or which should go into different article; despite my suggestion to do so in first place before splinting it long time ago- [4]. But Piotrus failed to cooperate back then.M.K. 10:09, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for your assistance. I will finish with referencing part and then we all could discuss which parts should go to other article. And only after proper discussions we should take actions moving/deleting info. M.K. 10:24, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Hello once more, could you contact Piotrus and explain situation, because he is continues his disruptive behavior [5] M.K. 15:07, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Please see comments about unreliable sources on talk. This sections need to be shortened, not expanded, adding controversial POVed information supposed by a fringe non-English publication is not improving this GA (nor would it any article). Nobody on the talk is supporting M.K.'s edits - this is a clear sign of POV-pushing against consensus.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  16:42, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Hello again, could you comment a bit much more here? Thnaks, M.K. 22:02, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

As celebration is over :) maybe you will have some time to look to discussion Talk:Armia_Krajowa, need a boost from neutral contributor. M.K. 12:50, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Έυχαριστώ πολύ

Hi. I was wondering why the decision was taken and how the star is supposed to get there (I though it has to make it to main page or something - btw, how does one get it there?). I still don't know how to get the star in the right-hand corner of the article (and if I should do it myself). Thanks for the encouragements and the kind words. Dahn 22:02, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi again. It looks like I missed my chance to decorate it, but I have others in the oven (granted, they still need lots of work). Dahn 21:07, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Hm... As I see it, it looks like all your plans and dreams are more substantial than my projects... They're impressive. (Btw, upon witnessing what some of your articles had in common, I have to say: watch out or reading that much turn you into a madman;) ). Dahn 21:20, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Heelp with "Byzantine-Seljuk wars"

Hello. I have been trying in vain to ask someone to do a campaign box for "Byzantine-Seljuk wars" involving the following battles:

Caesarea Manzikert Nicaea (1077) Antioch (1084) Nicaea (1096) Myriokephalon (1176)

But no one has come to the rescue. Could you please do one? I don't knwo how to make one. If you could do so, I would be very grateful. Thanks. Tourskin 12:27, 12 January 2007 (UTC)


As is said, alea iacta est. Go to Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Yannismarou. And good luck!--Aldux 01:45, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Nice answers. Ready to list it now? Fut.Perf. 20:06, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Ernest Emerson Article

Yannis, I implemented many of the changes you reccomended on the Bio Peer Review for Ernest Emerson and the article has since been nominated for GA Status. I would be honored if you took a look at it again. Thanks in advance! --Mike Searson 00:27, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Ellis Paul article redux

Yannis, I incorporated many of your suggestions and have added a "songwriting" section to the Ellis Paul article...but what I'm most excited about is that I managed to learn how to add a sound sample box and have included 2 song samples and one poem sample. Can I implore you to take another look and possibly see if you think the article has improved enough to be considered a GAC? Re-rating? Thank you for your time and consideration. Kind regards. Kmzundel 00:59, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the feedback! Kmzundel 01:45, 17 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi Yanni, I was wondering about what to do with this WP. It seems to be going nowhere. I am adding an assessment department but I think it migt need to be merged with WP:HOG. What do you think? Kyriakos 01:11, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

So if we were to merge the projects, would that make the History of Greece a task force in the WP:GREECE? Also if we do merge it the biggest problem would most probably get people to join up to Greece. I could work but I think it would be hard. Kyriakos 23:19, 18 January 2007 (UTC)


Hello again! Someone did one for Byzantine-Ottoman wars. If you can't do it, no probs. Tourskin 15:45, 18 January 2007 (UTC)


No body has responded for the suggestion I made at WP:HOG about the task force and collaboration. Maybe you could put in into next months newletter. Thanks. Kyriakos 04:37, 19 January 2007 (UTC)


Hello, I was wondering if you know how to write Prohaeresius is Koine Greek? I saw it written with accents and such, very different from how it would be in modern Greek. If you do know, can you please add it to Prohaeresius. Thanks.-- Ευπάτωρ Talk!! 15:24, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks.-- Ευπάτωρ Talk!! 16:34, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
You are welcome!--Yannismarou 16:41, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

El Greco on the mainpage

He's looking very good there! Congratulations on all your hard work! *Exeunt* Ganymead | Dialogue? 17:12, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks!--Yannismarou 17:13, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

El Greco

I noticed you did incorporate a number of my suggestions in the article, in your own way. I believe that the article is much clearer in certain areas as a result of your careful consideration of some points I raised, in fact, I think the article is superb. Thanks for taking the time to do such an excellent job on the article, for working so well with the other editors, and for considering all of the criticisms offered for improvement. I love seeing such a high-caliber Wikipedia FA on the main page, and I love knowing that it is the result of dedicated work by many editors, but, in particular, one who was able to work well with other Wikipedia editors to make something worthwhile really shine. KP Botany 22:50, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind words!--Yannismarou 09:08, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Christ Illusion

Hi, I was just wondering if you could look at the article above? I wish to submit it for FAC sometime, but would like your commentary on anything you feel needs improvement. Thanks for your time and any advice you can give. LuciferMorgan 21:58, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Chris Gardner

Hi, there. Thanks for your helpful suggestions. Another wiki user and I went down your list of points and made several changes to the biography to make the writing style more encyclopedic and informative.

To my knowledge, it has been up for review for GA status for awhile now. What would be the next step? Thanks for your help!

Brinabina 21:46, 21 January 2007 (UTC)


Just wondering what your thoughts on the revised Chris Gardner article - any suggestions on where to go from here? You earlier comments were very useful. I would prefer to hear back from you before doing anymore work on the article.


SJCharlton 21:48, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Major cleanup...

...required with the following:

  • Demos and most of its entries (red/blue/you name it)
  • Deme
  • linked articles like here

I thought you're the most capable of dealing with it. Best. NikoSilver 11:42, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Mmmmm! You are right. Today or tomorrow I'll do the best fixing I can.--Yannismarou 13:03, 22 January 2007 (UTC)



Looks like you passed your RfA with 99% support and broke the WP:100 barrier too - well done! A Bureaucrat will be along shortly to issue you with a shiny new set of admin tools. If you need any help in using them then please feel free to ask and I will do my best to assist. Regards and happy mopping! (aeropagitica) 21:25, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Indeed, after an impressive showing of support (nearly unanimous) you're now an admin. Enjoy using the new tools to keep the project improving. Be conservative with the new tools, especially blocking, and re-read the policies as necessary. With that in mind, dig in and help out with the backlogs. Don't hesitate to ask questions, and again, congrats! - Taxman Talk 21:26, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations Yanni. You are going to make a great admin so all the best as an admin and with your new tools. Kyriakos 21:39, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you guys! The honor is great! I'll definitely be cautious and very prudent (almost unnoticed!) during the next 2-3 months with the use of the adm tools. Aeropagitica I'm sure I'll need your advice! I thank everybody who supported me, and, hopefully tomorrow, you will all receive my official thanks in your talk pages!--Yannismarou 21:44, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Welcome to the club! And don't let that "block" button you'll be seeing just to the right of each of our names in all article histories from now on distract you too much! :-) Fut.Perf. 21:48, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Wow! I saw it! Click! Click! Click! Click! The Greek poem you deleted back now! You think I forgot it?! Hmmmm?!!!--Yannismarou 21:54, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Seems like I caved in to the blackmail. Fut.Perf. 10:40, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Let me add my voice to the chorus of congratulations! If anybody deserves to be an admin here, it's you! I know you'll do a great job!!!!!!!!!!! Jeffpw 21:50, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Jeffpw! You all make me feel bad! I'm a shy guy ... Well, more thanks tomorrow!! I must sleep a bit!--Yannismarou 21:54, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

(edit conflict) Hurrah!!!!!!! I always knew you would have got the mop without any difficulty, but not, I must admit with such impressive ease.

SCongratulate.gif I must admit I'm a bit envious....;-) The work you've done with the awnsers has been simply fantastic, among the best I've ever seen, everybody's was impressed :-) May you have a happy mopping! (Unless you prefer more energic instruments like this one proposed to me by FPS)

New admin Yannismarou using his new equipment

. And be careful that you don't heal too early from that dangerous virus! ;-)--Aldux 21:51, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

I think the disease incurable! Thanks, my friend! And you also did a great job as a nominator! And as a "pusher" towards RfA. Otherwise, I honestly tell you I wouldn't have submitted any nomination.--Yannismarou 21:54, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
In order to punish you for your decision to nominate me, this terrible picture of yours which illustrates me as a destroyer may circulate tomorrow in the talk pages of 112 users with the indication that it is an envious trick of yours to defame me!--Yannismarou 21:57, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

All speeches are vain and empty unless they are accompanied by action. Congrats and we will meet on AK page :). Best, M.K. 22:04, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Μπράβο! Άξιος! (και ο πρώτος μή-Βάρβαρος, επίσης!) :-) NikoSilver 23:09, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Barbar! bar bar bar barbar bar bar! Bar bar barbar. [Translation from Barbarian: Congratulations! The tally was a real testament to the impact you've had. Enjoy the new responsibities!] --RobthTalk 01:31, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Awww, of all users it had to be you that responded to this prank? Makes it look so silly I guess! NikoSilver 01:36, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Christ Illusion

Thanks for your peer review comments of this article, which are heavily appreciated. I've made valid attempts to address the concerns you raised, and welcome you to strike out any concerns you feel I've fully addressed. I wish to nominate the article at FAC soon, so if there's any additional concerns you may have I fully welcome you to raise them. Thanks for your time, and congratulations on your adminship. LuciferMorgan 23:35, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Roman-Spartan War

Hi Yanni, I am planning of re-nominating the Roman-Spartan War for FAC soon so could you please go over it and tell me if anything needs to be fixed and give me your opinion. And also thanks for your peer-review on the Maniots article, I am going to fix all the things you stopped. OK, thanks again. Geia. Kyriakos 06:43, 23 January 2007 (UTC)


Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For your work at WikiProject Biography assesing articles and replying to every peer-review. M3tal H3ad 08:43, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Also thanks for your comments on Slayer which helped it get featured and congrats on the adminship. M3tal H3ad 08:43, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your barnstar and congratulations for your excellent work with Slayer.--Yannismarou 12:47, 23 January 2007 (UTC)


Congratulations on your adminship, and thank you for the poem! Yuser31415 (Editor review two!) 21:45, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Woot woot! Great job!!! I am so happy for you, do us proud :). Arjun 21:48, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Also congratulations. Let there be no Laistrigonians, no Cyclops, no wild Poseidon, on the journey. Angus McLellan (Talk) 21:54, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Well done! Biruitorul 23:45, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Great job and congratulations! S.D. ¿п? § 00:08, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Congrats! Gzkn 01:04, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Congratulations! Well done -- Samir धर्म 01:08, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Congrats Yannis! May you wield the mop with grace and equanimity... ! ≈ jossi ≈ (talk) 01:54, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Congrats! ← ANAS Talk? 18:53, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

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Suggested change for Notes in Alcibiades and Pericles

I would suggest a change of the footnote style from [a] to a[›]


a. ^ text

to ^ a: text
Any objections? Wandalstouring 03:11, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Take a look at the code. the new version is much shorter. Wandalstouring 13:00, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Greece and Cyprus as featured articles?

Time for you and others to try to revise and make the main Greece and Cyprus articles into featured articles. It will be a very formidable challenge in the coming year but I believe that we may actually do it. Goal: by years end. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:21, 24 January 2007 (UTC).


Thanks for the tips, Yanni. I have added an enthnology section as well as a cultre section to the article. Could you please take a look and tell me what you think. Kyriakos 23:42, 24 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for unprotecting and moving the page. But I think the talk page too had better be moved properly and not copy-pasted. If you don't mind I'll do that for you. Fut.Perf. 08:38, 25 January 2007 (UTC)


Congratulations on your adminship! I had no idea you were a candidate - I've been away from wikipedia due to exams lately, but if I had known I want to let you know I would've supported your RfA (not like you would've needed it, I can see!). Congrats again! :) Nat91 20:56, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks!--Yannismarou 20:57, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: Hi

No, I don't think I am going to run for admin yet. And with the GA, I out the article up for GA/R and everyone is saying it should pass. Thanks. Kyriakos 21:11, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for voting for support. I acutally wanted to go up for editor review so I can see how I can become a better Wikipedia. Kyriakos 01:48, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Are towns of Greece part of the combined WikiProject? Thanks. Kyriakos 10:14, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Tenacious D

Would you be willing to re-evaluate the Tenacious D page for the WikiProject Biography? Tenacious D Fans (talk) 22:21, 25 January 2007 (UTC)


I just noticed and it is a bit late, but congratulations on your adminship!

I noticed that there was a merger between Greece-related wiki projects and also noticed that you just created new categories like Category:Top-importance Greek articles. Don't you think it would be better to use "Greece" instead of Greek? I had chosen that format for WPTR (eg Category:Top-importance Turkey articles). Cheers! Baristarim 00:55, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Please advise me about AfD

I'm mostly an AfD specialist here on Wikipedia. A couple of other users have made criticisms of things I said, which may be valid (see my user talk page). I was wondering if you, as an admin, could review some of my contributions to AfD and suggest ways I could make my involvement there more useful. YechielMan 02:37, 26 January 2007 (UTC)


Hey Yanni, there is a discussion currently going on at the talk page of the Maniots article on wehter or not the article should be merged with the Mani Peninsula article. Can you please take a look and tell me your opinion. Kyriakos 12:48, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Peer review on Ralph Bakshi

Your concerns have been addressed. Please take a look at the current revision. (Ibaranoff24 18:43, 26 January 2007 (UTC))


Hi Yanni, the Roman-Spartan War has been re-nominated for FA. Could you please leave a comment. Thanks. Kyriakos 00:15, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Aaron Sorkin article at FAC

Hello Yanni. I really enjoy reading your articles on the lives of ancient Greeks. I've modeled the Aaron Sorkin article after much of what you've done. I would appreciate if you could peer review the work I've done on the Aaron Sorkin article over at FAC. Keep on writing cuz you're raising the bar for quality at Wikipedia.-BiancaOfHell 04:17, 27 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi - you wrote:

UK has jurisdiction over the bases but for limited military reasons; it is nor "sovereignity" as it was incorrectly told. And it is in no way "state sovereignity". It is jurisdiction limited in military purposes; not economic purposes, not other purposes. The misinterpretation of the Treaty of Establishment by the UK does not create international law. The Treaty, in article 4 I think, clearly and strictly confines the British jurisdiction in military purposes. Checking the history of the article, I saw that there was no agreement on the map. Valentinian removed the map, but there was no discussion between Greek, Turkish, Cypriots users as you say; at least in the article's talk page. For all the above reasons, and because I see no reason that the article can't be in those 75% stubs of articles with a flag, I intend to launch a poll. It is time to actually see what the Greek, Turkish, and Cypriots users believe.

The discussion was prior to the creation of the stub type, at various WikiProject Stub sorting pages, as is standard practice before the creation of a new stub type. There is no way that this could have been discussed prior to the stub's creation at the stub's talk page - it didn't have one then! As far as using it for the 75% of articles with a flag, that simply begs the question of what to use on those pages that don't - and the answer to that is straightforward and simple: either a Cyprus-stub without a flag, or a TRNC-stub. If you would pref3er there to be a separate stub type for articles dealing with the North of Cyprus, then please feel free to continue arguing in favour of using a flag. If not, I suggest you go with what was decided earlier - that a flag is too divisive a symbol to be used for stub templates. As such, it is likely to lead to edit-warring, which - in the case of templates, casuses far greater havoc to Wikipedia's servers than it does on articles. On templates with linked and dedicated categories, the damage is even more severe. This is who WP:BOLD stipulates that it does not relate to templates, but only to articles, for example. I for one do not wish to see an edit war on this \or any other stub template - I also have no wish to see a separate TRNC-stub. Yet insistence on using a flag rather than a map on this template will only cause one or the other (or both) of these things to happen. Grutness...wha? 19:50, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

BTW, if you do intend to run a poll, as you suggest, you should probabkly read this first. A poll would probably have exactly the opposite effect from what you intend, in that it would only increase any hostility between editors involved in this discussion, and make it less likely to achieve consensus. Grutness...wha? 07:59, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Your idea about maps

Hi, I finally found a way of producing those maps for the Aegean articles we were talking about. Check my recent contributions on commons. Nice thing is, these are all free svg maps, vectorized, so I can easily change them, adapt colours, anything, in case they are not to people's tastes. Fut.Perf. 00:55, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! I was using a new programme for editing SVG graphics, Inkscape. It's free software, but it's not quite mature yet and I find it has a few quirks. Apparently it was only just released this month. What I did was, I scanned an existing map, loaded it into the program as a simple bitmap, then re-drew the contours over it with the mouse. The result is a vectorised contour. Once you have that, you can resize it, transform it, fill it with colours, add text, anything. The nice thing about vector graphics is you can always reuse the contour data once you have it, it can be scaled to any size and any screen/printer resolution without loss in quality. But handling those colours and the text in Inkscape was a bit involved. There's also a great free site here: [6], where you can get free contour map in postscript format for any part of the earth. Unfortunately I haven't found a way yet of transforming the postscript into SVG. Fut.Perf. 16:28, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Bart King

Greetings, I'm currently involved in a biography article on Bart King, an American cricketer. The article is being reviewed right now and there are some NPOV problems. In the review, User:Seegoon suggested that I ask you for advice as an experienced biography editor. Would you be willing to take a look, added your suggestions, and edit what you see? Thanks very much.--Eva bd 15:14, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your help in reviewing the NPOC issues here. I think that your suggestions have made a much nicer article. It is appreciated. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Evadb (talkcontribs) 14:58, 30 January 2007 (UTC).

Peer review

Yannis, would you consider adding Wikipedia:Peer review/El Hatillo Municipality, Miranda/archive3 to your peer review list when you have time? I was mostly the only input on Enano's second peer review - and did most of the copyediting - so it really needs a new set of eyes, preferably someone unfamiliar with the text. I know El Hatillo well, so I'm too close to it. I also helped him seek out other references (from USA bookstores), and there's almost nothing in English, but his sourcing is good and accurate. He's worked hard on it for a very long time and really wants to take it to FAC - if you're able to look it over, that would be splendid. Regards, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:25, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks so much, Yannis - I responded to a few for enano, but will leave the rest to his choice. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:06, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

WP:MILHIST Coordinator Elections

The Military history WikiProject coordinator selection process is starting. We are looking to elect seven coordinators to serve for the next six months; if you are interested in running, please sign up here by February 11!

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Help over at CAT:CSD

Hi, and congrats on your promotion! Per this discussion, I'm dropping a friendly note to some of the recently-promoted admins requesting help with speedy deletions. I am not an administrator, so if you don't feel comfortable diving into deletions - or if you need more info - please don't come to me, but I'm sure that Cyde Weys would be happy to guide you if you want to help. Any help is great, but I'm sure that Cyde and others would deeply appreciate it if you could put the page on your watchlist and do a bit of work there on a regular basis? Maybe weekly? Thanks in advance! Anchoress 18:27, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Ottoman Empire

Somebody moved the Ottoman Empire page. Could you help with that issue. The person claiming that Ottoman Empire is a republic. Thanks. --OttomanReference 19:55, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Peer review for Armenian Revolutionary Federation

Tikanis Yannismarou, could you please check the article Armenian Revolutionary Federation and like give me suggestions on how to make it featured please? I've been working on it for awhile now and it passed as a GA a week or two ago. It's been on peer review and user:Trebor has helped me make it better. He suggested I try to contact new eyes now and seeing as how you are pretty experienced and good at featured articles, I was wondering if you'd take a look at it and give me suggestions. Thanks alot man. - Fedayee 20:05, 31 January 2007 (UTC)