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Donguz Formation[edit]

Hi Ymblanter! Donguz Formation was recently created and could use a couple of edits so it doesn't get speedy deleted. Do you have time to look at some Russian sources? --Tobias1984 (talk) 07:13, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

I will have a look, but this is clearly not speedy deletion material. Added to the watchlist just in case.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:17, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

User talk:Ezhiki#List of Russian landscape painters[edit]

Ярослав, вы не заглянете туда, если найдется время? Там Ленинградартист просто развернул деятельность, а мне не верят. Очень по вам скучаю :(( --Shakko (talk) 19:54, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Обязательно, но, наверное, уже завтра: только что вернулся из Польши, три дня был без интернета вообще.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:00, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Canada lists[edit]

// There are a number of problems with the Canadian historic places lists. They include:

  • provincial lists are too long (some are over 1,000 entries) and need to be split
  • lists are not sorted, and are not sortable even by municipality, due to the way the address was dumped
  • don't use {{coord}}, so can't use {{GeoGroup}} for mapping
  • references numbers (into the CRHP) are sometimes inaccurate, and need to be verified
  • the same place may be multiply designated (federal/provincial/municipal, sometimes multiple federal)
  • there are missing entries due to the way the data was retrieved

I have no easy ideas on how to address the last point, so am focusing on the other items. What I'm doing is a multi-step process:

  1. Fill out the municipality field in the {{HPC row}} templates and deleted the municipality (and redundant "Canada") from the address field (if no municipality is given, try going to the referenced CRHP entry to figure it out)
  2. Sort entries by municipality and count entries to figure out how to split the list. This is generally along the lines of counties or their equivalent (some Canadian counties have been supplanted by regional municipalities, see the Nova Scotia list for examples); you'll have to figure out which counties places are in
  3. Split the big list; I've not been explicitly seeking consensus, but if the history indicates it might be needed, best check for it. The remaining steps are then done to each sublist.
  4. Validate that the id numbers actually link to the proper CRHP listing. If they don't, find the right one by searching the CRHP (every listing I've seen with a wrong id was listed under a different one)
  5. Merge duplicated listings where possible (it isn't if there is more than one federal designation, for example, but provincial and municipal listings can be merged into those)
  6. Sort the list by primary alpha words (see the Nova Scotia or PEI lists for examples)
  7. Change references to {{HPC row}} to {{HPC rowt}}, which uses {{coord}}. This requires changing "lat" and "lon" to "latd" and "longd", and changing the sign on the longitude. (IMHO the last is lame, but the template was already in use on several lists before I took this on)
  8. Make sure municipality names are linked (I usually do this in conjunction with one of the other passes, and don't worry about redlinks)
  9. If the name field contains pipe links, add "namea" field containing just the name, otherwise the coordinate field gets screwed up
  10. Add {{GeoGroup}} and a locator map to the top of the list

I have done this for Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, PEI (almost done), and am starting in on New Brunswick. Others have previously done work on the Canadian territory lists (Yukon, Northwest, Nunavut, all fairly modest in length), and those for British Columbia and Saskatchewan. This leaves Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec to do, where some splitting has been done, but little else.

Things this work does not do fix:

  • making the list sortable by address, which would require adding sort keys to the municipality field so that the listings get sorted properly within municipality (see {{sort}})
  • making the list properly sortable by name (I tried putting sort keys in the name field, and it caused problems with the coordinates)

Did I mention this is tedious work? Thanks for helping! Magic♪piano 20:53, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanations. I will have a look at Alberta tomorrow.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:56, 22 August 20/13 (UTC)


Hi Ymblanter, in case you want to help: The Historic Sites of Japan need to be converted to use {{NHS Japan header}} and {{NHS Japan row}}. For now only the national part. I did a couple as examples. Multichill (talk) 15:41, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:08, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
Hello; Is it possible to do any conversion by ?bot? as seems to have been done for these Chinese ones? The format of the Japanese lists is intended to be internally similar, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 11:39, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
I guess this is more a question to @Multichill: than to me, but I guess if it were he would do the conversion himself without asking me. Let us wait what he answers. If the conversion is not possible, I volunteer to do at least some of the manual conversion (one-two lists per day).--Ymblanter (talk) 11:50, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
I tried converting with a bot, but didn't manage to do it without too much mess so I abandoned that. Multichill (talk) 16:51, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Cleaning up the Belarus geographical mess[edit]

I'm getting unstuck in trying to compile a table of terminology for the Belarus geographical naming conventions. There appears to be a flood of new articles and stubs recently and it appears that English Wikipedia is now leading the way with transliteration/transcription norms (which, as we know, simply isn't Wikipedia's role). As the contributors don't seem to know what to do other than follow the current directives, we're ending up with orphaned pages and broken links absolutely everywhere.

My thoughts are to follow the Belarusian government standards for the English speaking world (which DON'T involve the irritating version of what is essentially Latinka), i.e. as laid out per this map and other official sites. What's good enough for the Belarus government should be good enough for us.

You can check the sad beginnings in my sandbox. Any constructive input from sensible Wikipedians would be appreciated.

I've left this message on Ezhiki and TaalVerbeteraar's pages as well. Cheers! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 04:54, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

The beginning seems reasonable, thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:53, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic[edit]

Greetings. Any chance you could proof/source improve my Russian translation of the history and expand it further?♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:29, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:35, 20 September 2014 (UTC)


But the city was officially renamed on May 19, 2016 following law of decommunization. And this name is now widely used. RMN120501 (talk) 20:03, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

The discussion took place at Talk:Dnipropetrovsk, and the decision was taken not to move.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:07, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Article Creation Help[edit]


I am trying to create an article on a Canadian rugby player by the name of Charity Williams, however only administrators are able to create the article at this point. I have a draft saved here [1]. Can you please move this to the article status please? Thanks! Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 23:33, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Ymblanter (talk) 05:23, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks! Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 14:24, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:25, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

An apology[edit]

Having calmed down.... I just realised that my behaviour to you on my talkpage today and regarding to the whole Kirovohrad be renamed and moved to Kropyvnytskyi discussion of today was rude. I am sorry about this and apologise for it. I do not really have an excuse other then me having had a Blue Monday today (and it is Thursday today!).
Fortunatly I do like the New Order song "Blue Monday" Face-wink.svg. — Yulia Romero • Talk to me! 17:06, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

No problem, good that we managed to resolve it.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:16, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Writing week Cultural Heritage[edit]

Dear Ymblanter, I have send you an email. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 18:08, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Just a reminder. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 10:18, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

I think you might want to revoke Spshu's talk page access[edit]

Based on this and this, he is simply refusing to let go of the situation that lead up to his block. I am not sure if this qualifies as inappropriate use of a user talk page, though. ElectricBurst(Electron firings)(Zaps) 20:33, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

So far they are not do anything which goes counter to the policies. It is obviously a problem that they do not understand why they were blocked, but it simply means that soon they are going to blocked for a longer duration.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:40, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
I think that his next block should be indefinite, because the current block log as it stands does not inspire confidence. ElectricBurst(Electron firings)(Zaps) 21:11, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
The blocking administrator will decide on the duration of the block.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:13, 15 July 2016 (UTC)


Hey sir, the 'citation needed' tag was wrongly added to the text that the sock IP was trying to remove as the text was sourced from the ref already present at the end of the paragraph [2]. I have also added another ref [3]. I hope it is alright? Thanks.—TripWire ︢ ︢ ︡ ︢ ︡ ︢ ︡ ︢ ︡ ︡ ︢ ︡  ʞlɐʇ 20:30, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

I am personally fine and have no interest in the article.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:31, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
Thankyou.—TripWire ︢ ︢ ︡ ︢ ︡ ︢ ︡ ︢ ︡ ︡ ︢ ︡  ʞlɐʇ 20:34, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Immigration Watch Canada[edit]

I think you mixed up your ""keep vs. delete" rationale reasonings here on the close. Could you re-revierw your closing statement? MSJapan (talk) 15:52, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes, indeed, I screwed it up. Corrected now, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:58, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Block on "Sibling" expired.[edit]

FYI: Block on Sibling expired a couple days ago. Anonymous user immediately started up again with disruptive edits. Cloudswrest (talk) 02:14, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Ymblanter (talk) 05:54, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Ain't Your Mama page[edit]

Can you semi-protect the page and revert MariaJaydHicky confirmed sock IP 2a02:c7f:de18:a800:c9dc:22c6:8966:6e8d contribution. Destiny Leo (talk) 07:42, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, protected, not goint to revert as I do not want to be involved with the content of the article. You can revert it yourself.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:45, 20 July 2016 (UTC)


Jamala states herself that she believes in god and has mentioned her practicing Ramadan several times on her official Instagram account. She is a practicing Muslim.

This has been discussed at the talk page and rejected. Please start a new discussion and wait until it concludes if you want to add this into into the article.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:39, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Lisove, Kirovohrad Oblast[edit]

A little explanation about my edit on Lisove, Kirovohrad Oblast: based on how the article was written I thought that the urban-type settlement was de-facto a suburb of the city of Kropyvnytskyi. Now I realise it is far from that.... Thanks for the help! — Yulia Romero • Talk to me! 15:46, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Sure, this is my fault, I screwed up last year when I for whatever reason replaced Vynnitsia Oblast with Kirovohrad, not Kirovohrad Oblast. Nothing wrong from your side.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:52, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Filter 782[edit]

I added a note at Wikipedia:Edit_filter_noticeboard#Special:AbuseFilter.2F782, please feel free to add any comments. — xaosflux Talk 20:49, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Great, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:50, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Edit Filter Close[edit]

Hi there,

I just wanted to comment on your closing rationale over at the AN Translation tool edit filter thread. You said that "Articles are being created in great number". I feel that this is at best an exaggeration. 11 pages a day is not a great number, and any admin can spend 30 minutes a day to keep up with this problem. This isn't to say it's not a problem, but rather that it's not an urgent one. I am requesting that you reword that section of your close, and hold off on implementing the edit filter for 24-48 hours to give the language team time to respond. I think that your close is broadly correct, and won't push the issue further than this, but I hope that you will consider my points.

Cheers, Tazerdadog (talk) 20:54, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

I can reword the closure (adding some number rather than great number), but I do not want to postpone the filter. It triggered 25 hits today (I guess 15 non-testing or so), which is still a big number given that the articles are not amenable to speedy deletion and need to be dealt with manually via PNT. This is clearly a temporary fix, and my closure leaves all options open to revert it, for example, if WMF comes with a good suggestion. However, if you not feel happy with my close, as I said in the rationale, just undo my close. (In this case, obviously, I will not be the person to reclose it).--Ymblanter (talk) 20:59, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Reworded the closure, going to sleep now, feel free to take action without me if needed.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:04, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
That more or less satisfies my concern- I still wish you would hold off, but I can definitely understand your argument. I was assuming that admins were going to use IAR deletion rather than using PNT. However, this is an acceptable temporary solution for me. Thank you for the bold closure. Tazerdadog (talk) 21:09, 27 July 2016 (UTC)