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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)

Deletion of Christopher Holcroft page[edit]

I notice you have deleted the Wikipedia page on Christopher Holcroft.

What will be needed for the page to be undeleted please?

7Lawrence 02:39, 1 August 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 7Lawrence (talkcontribs)

It did not survive the deletion discussion, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Christopher Holcroft. It can not be undeleted. If you want, I can restore it in your user space or in the draft space. For the article to be moved to the main namespace, it should satisfy our motability criteria.--Ymblanter (talk) 04:30, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi Ymblanter,

Please restore the page on Christopher Holcroft to my user space as per above.

In relation to notability, the books mentioned in the article have been the subject of two or more non-trivial published works appearing in sources that are independent of the books themselves. This is borne out in the various references. This includes published works in newspaper articles and independent reviews. No media re-prints of press releases, flap copy, or other publications where the author, its publisher, agent, or other self-interested parties advertise or speak about the book have been used to write the page. The three books written for teenagers have made a significant contribution to a notable or significant movement ie Scouts in Australia. No other books on teenage Venturer Scouts have been written and published in Australia, about Scouts in Australia by an Australian. His other two books are instructional on the afterlife through fictional adventure. The books' author is historically significant as he has been both a Journalist and Military Public Affairs Officer in the service of his country at home and abroad and for the United Nations. He brought this experience to the fore in his books through adventure. 7Lawrence 01:17, 2 August 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 7Lawrence (talkcontribs)

User:7Lawrence/Christopher Holcroft. You do not need to convinve me of the notability, I merely summarized the discussion. If you work on the article and will want to move it to the article space, it will likely be another discussion, where these arguments could be in order.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:45, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
I don't see any independent reviews amongst the article's references, 7Lawrence, and none were provided in 15 days of deletion discussion. Unless sources are added that demonstrate significant coverage of Holcroft in independent, reliable sources, then I will have to request speedy deletion of the version in your userspace, per WP:U5. Cordless Larry (talk) 21:49, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi YMBlanter and Cordless Larry,

Please check out User:7Lawrence/Christopher Holcroft and note I have added independent, external, reliable review sources to the page. I believe the page should be restored because of the following:

In relation to notability, the books mentioned in the article have been the subject of two or more non-trivial published works appearing in sources that are independent of the books themselves. This is borne out in the various references. This includes published works in newspaper articles and independent reviews.

No media re-prints of press releases, flap copy, or other publications where the author, its publisher, agent, or other self-interested parties advertise or speak about the book have been used to write the page.

The three books written for teenagers have made a significant contribution to a notable or significant movement ie Scouts in Australia. No other books on teenage Venturer Scouts have been written and published in Australia, about Scouts in Australia by an Australian. His other two books are instructional on the afterlife through fictional adventure.

The books' author is historically significant as he has been both a Journalist and Military Public Affairs Officer in the service of his country at home and abroad and for the United Nations. He brought this experience to the fore in his books through adventure.

Many thanks for your consideration. 7Lawrence 02:51, 3 August 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 7Lawrence (talkcontribs)

I hope I was clear that I am not going to be involved with the article.--Ymblanter (talk) 04:31, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes - thank you.7Lawrence 05:16, 3 August 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 7Lawrence (talkcontribs)

Over to you Cordless Larry.7Lawrence 05:22, 3 August 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 7Lawrence (talkcontribs)

Let's continue this discussion at User talk:7Lawrence, so that Ymblanter is not disturbed further. Cordless Larry (talk) 06:27, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

AfD closed as keep[edit]

Hello. Just wanted to let you know that I have closed GGZ AfD as keep. Arun Kumar SINGH (Talk) 16:06, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Good, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:20, 2 August 2016 (UTC)


Hi Ymblanter,

Would it be possible for me to know who was the main contributor/article creator of this deleted page:

Uncletomwood (talk) 16:27, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

ST9385--Ymblanter (talk) 16:49, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Christopher Holcroft[edit]

Probably not a rush, but would you mind salting that article space? MSJapan (talk) 00:34, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Why? It has never been recreated.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:24, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

User:7Lawrence/Christopher Holcroft[edit]

Hi Ymblanter. I am assuming that you undeleted Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Christopher Holcroft and userfied it to User:7Lawrence/Christopher Holcroft so that it could continued to be worked on by 7Lawrence. The userpage was just tagged for speedy per WP:G4 by which does not seem correct based upon what G4 says: "It excludes pages that are not substantially identical to the deleted version, pages to which the reason for the deletion no longer applies, and content that has been moved to user space or converted to a draft for explicit improvement (but not simply to circumvent Wikipedia's deletion policy)." Can the speedy tag be removed here? FWIW, I had this on my watchlist because of some EL clean up I did before the article was AFD'd. If is to be deleted again so be it, but it appears that 7Lawrence has been trying to improve it. So, maybe it should be taken to MfD instead by -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:25, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

New drafts in the user space are not up to speedy deletion under this criterion, and the speedy was quite correctly rejected by Huon--Ymblanter (talk) 05:23, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply and clarification. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:14, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Doesn't made sense[edit]

Hi The revert of my edit doesn't made sense because in english encyclopedia, we read with english word but we could use parenthesis to write with cyrillic words. --Panam2014 (talk) 15:20, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

I am sorry but for me what you write does not make sense, I can not parse it. The Verkhovna Rada is not an authority in the usage of English, period. The Ukrainian name of the city was changed. The English name (or Russian, or Swahili for that purpose) was not changed by the Rada.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:38, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
I just wrote the Rada changed the name in Ukrainian language. --Panam2014 (talk) 21:18, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

South Dakota Senate Election[edit]

Hi. I'm Kurt Evans, a former U.S. Senate candidate from South Dakota. I know very little about Wikipedia protocol, and I'd appreciate it if you'd contact me at so we can correspond by email. Among other things, I'd like to discuss the actions of users "ALPolitico" and "Dane2007" pertaining to this article:,_2016

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:28, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

I apologize, but I never discuss such things in private. In addition, I am not a US citizen and understand little of the political issues. You are welcome to raise the points you want at the talk page of the article, I am sure they will be somehow followed up.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:40, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
I do not know what the nature of the issues is, but of they are confidential and can not be discussed openly, I believe contacting the Arbitration committee could be a good way to proceed.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:42, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi. This is Kurt Evans again. Do you even look at an article's edit history or "Talk" page before you approve requests for semi-protection? Would you mind stopping by the "Talk" page here and helping me understand your perspective?,_2016 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:00, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Again, no. My role is not to impose any perspective (in fact, I do not have any), but to stop edit-warring.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:18, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Can you stop edit-warring by preventing "ALPolitico" from editing this article? Do I have to file a defamation lawsuit against Wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:24, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Unfortunately I had to block you for legat threats, WP:LEGAL. You can retract your threats and request an unblock at your talk page.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:40, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

I didn't make a legal threat. I asked a question. This article is about me. Do you understand? Wikipedia is spreading lies about me. Do I have to file a defamation lawsuit to get those lies corrected? Yes or no. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:51, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

All your IPs will be blocked on the spot from now on. You need to retract the legal threat first and get unblocked. Then, contact the WMF, as suggested above, not me.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:54, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

I didn't make a legal threat. I asked a question. I don't have a talk page. I don't know what a WMF is. I don't know how Wikipedia works, and I need someone who does know how it works to help me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:11, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

meta:legal--Ymblanter (talk) 09:12, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

You say you're sure someone will follow up if I raise my points on the article's talk page, but no one does unless I contact them directly, and I don't know how to find anyone in a good position to help me. You say your role isn't to impose any perspective, but your talk page is full of evidence that you're imposing your perspective all the time, and you've obviously imposed it on me. You give wide-ranging assistance to others here but almost none to me. You falsely accuse me of legal "threats" when I'm actually seeking a way to AVOID legal action. Then you insist on blocking multiple IPs (which my service provider will likely reassign to people who have nothing to do with this) unless I violate both my conscience and my religion with a false confession to the supposed legal threats I've never made. Your actions toward me are not right. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:50, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Again. I understand NOTHING in the US elections. NOTHING. You have got issues with another user. Instead of discussing with them, you started edit-warring. Twice. Any time I see an edit-warring, I protect the page from editing. Period. But you need to discuss with the same user, not with me.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:23, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

"Another" user? As I've already said, I'm not a Wikipedia user. I'm the Kurt Evans *NAMED IN THE ARTICLE*. You don't need to understand U.S. elections. If you'd take five minutes to look at the article's edit history and talk page as I'd suggested above, you could see that I've carefully explained each of my edits, and "ALPolitico" was the one who started (two months ago!) repeatedly undoing my edits with no explanations. I've also attempted to discuss these issues in great detail on the article's talk page (I gave you the link above), and "ALPolitico" is the one refusing to discuss them further. If you won't even look at the situation, can you at least refer me to someone who will? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:38, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Svetlana Gerasimenko[edit]

I saw you removed my entry on Svetlana Gerasimenko's page. I did not know how to add a section, and thought that was pretty neat trivia. Do you think it is ok to put on that page, and if so, any advice on adding the appropriate section? Gezellig (talk) 01:08, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Handling trivia. I do not think it is important enough to be in the article (not mentioned by any reliable sources), and, additionally, it represents original reserch.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:44, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2016-2017 Indiana Fire Academy season[edit]

I noticed that you closed the discussion as delete, but deleted Indiana Fire Academy instead of 2016–2017 Indiana Fire Academy season. I closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Indiana Fire Academy as delete and that you already deleted the article since it was going that way anyways. — Jkudlick • t • c • s 11:41, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. It is strange, may be it was a redirect at the moment? In any case, the two articles have gone to where they belong.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:44, 19 August 2016 (UTC)


Hoax is another The Quest, look here: "The Quest is a series of twelve epic high fantasy/adventure novels by English author Rufus Fairfax. The first of the books is 'Volume I: Dantàrin's Quest', which as of 2006 has sold 27 million copies worldwide." You deleted unrelated new content. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:38, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

I was wrong indeed, thank you for pointing this out.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:44, 20 August 2016 (UTC)


I'm totally new to editing Wikipedia, but I'm an employee of Evine who is making changes requested by our marketing department. How can I make the requested changes and have them stay? Every time I make changes, they are reverted by something or someone. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rle10dre (talkcontribs) 14:05, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

There are two issues. First, as an employee of a company, you are strongly discouraged to edit the article since you have a conflict of interest. The best way to proceed is to suggest the changes at the talk page of the article. (Also not that we do not need to accept the edits suggested by the marketing department - we have our own policies, and the edits must conform to these policies). Second, it was a particular problem on top of this, which I hoped I have solved. You tried to cut-and-paste the content of EVINE Live to EVINE, because, as you said, the company rebranded. This is fine, but for changing the name of the article we have the move instrument. Cut-and-paste moves do not preserve the editing history, which is not acceptable for us. Therefore I reverted your changes and then myself moved EVINE Live to EVINE. If this is different from what you wanted to do, please let me know.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:21, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

The changes I'm trying to make are as follows

  1. New logo (uploaded file already, Evine logo.jpg)
  2. Changed Key People to Bob Rosenblatt (CEO) Source
  3. Title of company should be changed to proper case (Evine - same source as above)
  4. Moved EVINE Live logo to below ShopHQ logo with caption "EVINE Live logo from 2015 to 2016"
  5. Redirected the other "What links here" sites to Evine — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rle10dre (talkcontribs) 14:54, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
These changes are uncontrovercial, I will make them within a couple of days.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:05, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rle10dre (talkcontribs) 15:06, 22 August 2016 (UTC) Thanks for making those changes. Could you remove Russell Nuce from the Key People area? Also, this item seems to have been skipped

  1. Moved EVINE Live logo to below ShopHQ logo with caption "EVINE Live logo from 2015 to 2016"

Thanks again — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:15, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, still need to correct the incoming links. These are however uncontroversial, and you can start correcting them yourself.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:22, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for closing the AfD for Daniel Romanovsky. Hopefully people can now get on with more important things. Kitfoxxe (talk) 15:40, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Sure.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:46, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

New user making mass title changes to Belarusian regions[edit]

Hi, Ymblanter. I've just been trying to roll back these undiscussed changes, but have been re-reverted. Judging from their response on their talk page, I don't think that the user is WP:HERE. I'm not much in the mood for dealing with any more POV-rage at the moment. Could I impose on you for some assistance? Thanks. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 00:33, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

They have been already blocked, now we need to roll all this contribution back.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:21, 27 August 2016 (UTC)


Why you changed the ancestries??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:04, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

I did not.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:22, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Abkhazia RfC[edit]

Hi Ymblanter, please take a look at this when you're able to. - LouisAragon (talk) 22:19, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, I will have a look. Can not guarantee I have anything to say there.--Ymblanter (talk) 22:55, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Its because a random IP hopped in and closed the RFC all of a sudden, and removed the entire infobox from the article. When I reverted the IP, presenting a clear rationale, I was reverted by another completely new account, and after that, once again by the "IP". - LouisAragon (talk) 01:15, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
I see that Favonian has taken care of this in the best possible manner.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:24, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
Yep, indeed, just saw it. - LouisAragon (talk) 03:45, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Proposal: New Page Reviewer user right[edit]

A discussion is taking place to request that New Page Patrollers be suitably experienced for patrolling new pages. Your comments at New pages patrol/RfC for patroller right are welcome. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 17:07, 28 August 2016 (UTC)


The NPP backlog now stands at 13,158 total unreviewed pages.

Just to recap:

  • 13 July 2016: 7,000
  • 1 August 2016: 9,000
  • 7 August 2016: 10,472
  • 16 August 2016: 11,500
  • 28 August 2016: 13,158

You naturally don't have to feel obliged, but if there's anything you can do it would be most appreciated. I've spent 40 hours on it this week but it's only a drop in the ocean.--Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 17:07, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

I am doing it every day now, but unfortunately the backlog does not get shorter.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:13, 28 August 2016 (UTC)


Thanks. With a 2nd IP they added the following to the article:==Roxy the Dog==The Dog== The [[Mossad]] is watching you. Stop removing information. ==Roxy the Dog== Typical. As I said, he thinks his family has a special relationship with Israel. I'm wondering if he's a bit deranged. Doug Weller talk 08:25, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Damn. Missed the fact that that IP posted a minute after another IP posted a similar threat.[4]. Doug Weller talk 08:27, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
Sure.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:32, 30 August 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for sorting out the Mutara III Rudahigwa move I messed up; I didn't realise it took more than just swapping the pages. I'll read up on it. Bromley86 (talk) 10:38, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes, please do, otherwise the result is qualified as copyright violation. Thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:16, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

User talk:ΝιεΙΝ[edit]

Ymblanter, this appears to be Jonathan Yip. I just blocked User:НкСаԌч, editing from the same IP address. Drmies (talk) 03:07, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Great, thanks. It was clear this is a sock, but I was not exactly sure which sock it was, and they provided me with other reasons to block them anyway.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:26, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
I caught on to it after I saw an AIV report from someone who apparently did recognize it. I don't think they added it to the SPI, but I don't know what the purpose of that would be anyway. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 15:50, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
Sometimes, filters can be installed or rangeblocks made, but this one was too obvious.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:56, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Dnipropetrovsk renaming[edit]

Hi, Ymblanter! You said:"The name of the city in English, by our consensus, is Dnipropetrovsk." Tell me, why Kirovohrad has renamed to Kropyvnytskyi? What is "consensus" and who reached it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Welikoiwanenko (talkcontribs) 09:08, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Kirovohrad was renamed since nobody objected. For Dnipripetrovsk/Dnipro, pls consult Talk:Dnipropetrovsk.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:07, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Larks and funerals[edit]

Hi, Ymblanter, thank you for your kind comments about Horch, horch, die Lerch' and for taking the time to review my article. I also would like to apologise for my irrational comments yesterday in Beethoven's funeral, I was tired and emotional, as they say. I really should read WP:Etiquette every week. Having had another look at my rough notes made about 9 months ago (which looked much better as a formatted .rtf file), I see that I have committed my first copyvio. I wasn't intending to include the entire copyright stuff by Peter Bassano, but was intending to reference it in my usual way. If I blank the offending stuff, may I have my draft article back, please? (Unless there is also some other patent nonsense which I haven't identified.) >MinorProphet (talk) 13:56, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

No problem. The best is to starts a draft in your userspace, make sure there is no copyvio, that it is actually an encyclopedic article (the yesterday's version was looking more like a notebook with randomly picked up quotes), and then to move it to the article space.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:02, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
I am a bit hesitant about the draft since it contains copyvio. I will see later today what I can do.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:03, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Aargh, I'm so sorry, I thought I was making a draft article on my own user subpage, but I managed to create it in mainspace instead, and have only just realised. I'll start all over again.

I'm not sure whether every single new article has to be checked, but I don't think that Edward Steinkopff has been officially reviewed, and I wonder if you could would cast a swift gaze over it. >MinorProphet (talk) 20:25, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Sure, just reviewed it. It could benefit from some more editing, but it is definitely fine in the article space.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:34, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. What sort of edits you were proposing?

You may want to look at some of good and featured articles and see what the difference is.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:57, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Diannaa. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Way Down We Go, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. — Diannaa (talk) 14:27, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for cleaning up the Terminus (poem) stub I restored. I intended to come back to it and add a quick citation, but got busy and wasn't able to do so. Hallward's Ghost (Kevin) (My talkpage) 16:02, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:17, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Vedic Mathematics revert[edit]

Hi, you reverted an edit by JamesTGlover. Another user named Jamestglover has previously edited the same article. I'm unsure of how to approach the issue. Could you please look into this? Thanks. (I honestly can't believe that Wikipedia usernames are case sensitive!)--Cpt.a.haddock (talk) (please ping when replying) 18:38, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

I do not see any problem with this, they are not (yet) edit-warring and avoiding 3RR or doing smth inappropriate.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:42, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Renault marque[edit]

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"Renault S.A." page is an article about RENAULT MARQUE! Matvei Gromov (talk) 08:02, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
No. The article about RENAULT MARQUE should be RENAULT MARQUE, not Renault S.A.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:08, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Karla Lane[edit]

Your close of this AFD is plainly defective. You stated that "there is a split on whether her only award is notable, and hence whether she passes PORNBIO". That misstates the applicable guideline. PORNBIO requires that a qualifying award be well-known and significant, a higher standard than merely notable. PORNBIO was changed by consensus in this regard in 2012. If there is no consensus that the award passes a low bar, there really is no case that it passes the actual higher bar in the guideline.
The delete !votes in this discussion were substantially more numerous, better argued, and better grounded in policy and guidelines. The keep !votes, to the extent they had any grouding, pretty uniformly rested on the argument that meeting any part of PORNBIO "automatically" guaranteed the subject an article. This contradicts express language in WP:BIO, which PORNBIO is part of, saying that technically passing an SNG "does not guarantee that a subject should be included". !Votes which contradict the governing guideline should be discounted, especially when they are in the clear minority. Finally, the keep !~voters made only trivial attempts, at best, to rebut the argument that, as a BLP without adequate reliable sourcing, the article should be deleted. BLP policy overrides a marginal pass of a dubious SNG. See Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2014 December 26, which presents essentially the same issues, and the community strongly endorsed deletion, as well as the similar, quite recent, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kristina Rose.
Finally, you posted to the article's talk page that the AFD had closed as keep. This is plain error. The Big Bad Wolfowitz (aka Hullaballoo). Treated like dirt by administrators since 2006. (talk) 12:06, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

I will correct the article talk page now, thanks, but, for the rest, I guess you know where WP:DRV is.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:14, 7 September 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for 30-500 protecting the Gaza–Israel conflict article, but it looks like that article pertains to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and should have its protection extended indefinitely per WP:ARBPIA3! A User (contribs) 12:11, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

yes, you are right, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:15, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
No prob! A User (contribs) 12:17, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
I flagged several more pages for protection for the same reason! WP:RPP A User (contribs) 12:20, 7 September 2016 (UTC)


Hi there,

When I looked at what links to Belmond Eagle Island Lodge post-deletion I saw that there's quite a list of individual Belmond properties at Belmond (company). Figured before bothering to click through them I'd check with you to see if you already gave them a look. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:36, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

No, I actually did not, I found the article in the list of new pages to be patrolled. Feel free to nominate them as well.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:41, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Deletion review for Karla Lane[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Karla Lane. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review.

Tnx--Ymblanter (talk) 12:57, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Alexis Ivanov returning to his usual ways[edit]

After this case [5] that considered this editor's hounding, insults and bullying behavior he was required to undergo mentoring as an alternative to the proposed indefinite ban. However, now that his period of enforced mentoring has ended, he seems to be reverting to the same bad behavior. He has been restoring content I deleted from my talkpage, see [6] and [7] and has also been making harassment posts in other threads, see [8]. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 21:44, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

I am afraid at this point I am too much involved with this case. I would block them for edit-warring at your talk page, but I believe it is better to start an ANI thread.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:26, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
I got the impression from that last ANI case that this editor was on his final final final warning about harassing people on their talk pages. BTW, this harassment was out of the blue, I have had no recent disputes or indeed any interactions with this editor. The last time was well over a year ago when he was advocating minimizing any mention of massacres during the Muslim invasions of India - I think this new harassment was because he noticed that I was wanting to clarify in the Wahhabi sack of Karbala article that the Wahhabis did not consider its Shia Muslim inhabitants to be Muslims (which is a sourced opinion). Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 13:58, 9 September 2016 (UTC)


Hi Could you protect Nigmatilla Yuldashev, President of Uzbekistan and List of leaders of Uzbekistan ? Regards. --Panam2014 (talk) 09:31, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

I will have a look now, but please discuss the issue at the talk page. If you do not, you are likely to be blocked for edit-warring once protection expires.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:33, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
The conflict is about the presidential term of Nigmatilla Yuldashev and an user refused the sources. --Panam2014 (talk) 10:12, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
You were edit-warring against multiple users.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:14, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
And, as it looks, you clearly overstepped WP:3RR in one of the articles, and I blocked your account for 24 hours.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:24, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

This user has provided no source for his claims, except for one self-published website. Unsourced claims can be reverted at will, so this doesn't seem like a legitimate content dispute to me. Everyking (talk) 13:33, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

This is not vandalism and not a BLP violation, therefore edit-warring is not acceptable.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:53, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
That's very pious of you, but I was under the impression that uncited claims could be reverted at will. Has that changed? In any case, how do you suggest we move forward here? I have provided reliable sources and the other side has not. They ignore me when I ask for sources and just refer back to the same self-published website. It seems like quite an impasse, unless we just enforce our requirement for reliable sources. Everyking (talk) 01:44, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
Form what I see, you have several users on every side, and the side opposite to you cited the Guardian (no idea how relevant it is to this case, but it is definitely better than a self-published website). I have no intention to mediate the dispute, but most of the dispute participants are reasonable users; please continue discussing and follow the WP:Dispute resolution if the talk page discussion fails.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:04, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
There are three sources : [9], rulers, [10]. Your affirmartion is a lie. And rulers is reliable. --Panam2014 (talk) 10:40, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

ISIL territorial claims[edit]

Hi A pov pusher with ip edited the page without consensus. --Panam2014 (talk) 13:20, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

I have no time to be involved in this business right now. Sorry for that.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:28, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Mikhail Tarkhanov[edit]

Hi, Yaroslav. If you're not very busy at the moment, may I ask you to sort out the problem with Mikhail Tarkhanov which I tried somewhat unsuccessfully to turn into the disambiguation page? Thanks/sorry for, etc. --Evermore2 (talk) 19:44, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

I have added the disambig template and will be happy to do anything else if you think this is not sufficient.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:10, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Well, yes, actually, for Mikhail Tarkhanov's talk page still leads to Talk:Mikhail Tarkhanov (painter), so could we here have - I don't know, perhaps a redirect removed and a disambig template added, please? (thanks again) -- Evermore2 (talk) 20:20, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
I deleted the talk page redirect, will search tomorrow for an approppriate template - this is not smth I know off the top of my head.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:23, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
thats's what I had in mind. Thanks again, and I think, that will be all. -- Evermore2 (talk) 20:27, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Great, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:32, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Crash Override Network[edit]

I'd like to extend full protection on this article for another week (as part of discretionary sanctions) if that's okay with you. Discussion has grown somewhat bitter at WP:RSN and I think any changes should be done through edit requests after getting consensus. --NeilN talk to me 18:25, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Absolutely, no problem from my side.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:31, 14 September 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for cleaning up the copy-paste move at Dendrobium validicolle. We have the same situation at Diplocaulobium utile/Dendrobium utile, could you please do the honors there as well? Cheers! -- Elmidae (talk · contribs) 15:35, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Ymblanter (talk) 15:43, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Maleeha Lodhi[edit]

Hi Ymblanter, I tagged the said article for speedy deletion but since the speedy deletion log is quite slow, it has not been deleted yet. I kindly request you to do me a favour and delete so that I can rename the article Maliha Lodhi over here. Also needs to be deleted Nadeem Farooq Paracha. --Saqib (talk) 14:57, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Ymblanter (talk) 15:24, 16 September 2016 (UTC)


Thank you for changing the protection level to TE, however it's still on Wikipedia:Cascade-protected items and is still not accessible to template editors. Mlpearc (open channel) 18:58, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

I am afraid this is beyond my technical abilities. If there is a simple action I can take I would be happy to do it.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:05, 17 September 2016 (UTC)


Hello Ymblanter! Could you restore the pages of SM City Calamba, SM City Santa Rosa, SM City Novaliches, and SM City Masinag? Why did you delete those? Those pages were important to us Filipino people. Because it says there that you deleted those pages. Please restore them as soon as possible. Thanks! :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hanzzzzz07 (talkcontribs) 01:08, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Hanzzzzz07, they were deleted as the result of the deletion discussion: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Robinsons Place Dasmariñas (2nd nomination)--Ymblanter (talk) 07:40, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your work on Gwangjong_of_Goryeo. The edit warring was out of control.
MadraRuaG (talk) 15:07, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:14, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

I have the idea that the name: Mount Signal is better than El Centinela, for an article in english about the summit[edit]

I have a basic knowledge of english, I can read it much better than write it. I don't Know if l'm capable to express or explain the matter or subject with all the necessary details. So I gonna write it in spanish, hoping that you can understand me.

Soy nativo de Mexicali, Baja California. Toda la vida he visto ese cerro al oeste de la ciudad, El cerro del Centinela o simplemente el Centinela, de hecho yo fui el creador de la wiki en español para el cerro. Entrando en materia, creo que las wikis o artículos de wikipedia deben preservar la tradición de su idioma y los nombres propios son parte de esa tradición. No se trata de traducir el nombre, o anglificarlo si puede ser correcta la expresión, sino que existe un nombre diferente en inglés para ese mismo cerro o montaña, porque como lo expreso en la wiki en español, ese cerro es un simbolo de la región y al ser esta una región fronteriza convergen elementos de una cultura y otra. En California existe una localidad pequeña llamada Mount Signal y tiene su wiki donde dice que se llama precisamente así por la montaña, luego otro articulo de un artista plástico, cuyo nombre es Allan McCollum, hizo una de las páginas que yo cito en mi artículo en español pues el ha coleccionado más de cien imágenes de la montaña a la cual llama: Mount Signal, no El Centinela. Resumiendo los norteamericanos o Estadounidenses crearon el nombre Mount Signal para ese rasgo de su entorno y yo digo que debemos respetar eso, aunque la montaña no esté en su territorio. Tengo más razones, si quieren, luego se las expongo.Verdelunar (talk) 00:17, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Y actualizando o abonando un poco más al tema, Estado Unidos quitó a Mexico más de la mitad de su territorio en 1848 y en aquellos años los limites de la Alta California quedaban al sur de esa montaña, de no haberse modificado dichos límites las montaña oficialmente se denominaría Mount Signal, pero más aun muchos nombres como por ejemplo San Diego y Los Ángeles siguieron usandose de aquel lado de la frontera, pero esto es debido al uso y la costumbre es decir que existe una cultura que lo llama de esa forma. Más aun el monte Everest tiene su wiki bajo ese nombre en casi todos los idiomas occidentales pero en la wiki china es Chomolungma, es decir otro mombre diferente y es tan valido uno como otro, porque existe un uso y una costumbre qyue el punto que quiero ponderar. Muchas gracias por la atención y el esfuerzo. Verdelunar (talk) 05:59, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

What is important is how the mountain is called in the English literature. And in any case, if you want to move the page, you should move it using the corresponding button, and not cut-and-paste it from one article to another one.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:59, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
If I try to move with the proper fuction, the system won´t allow me because there´s an article call it Mount Signal already. I´m only trying to make it easier. The alternative is delete the article Mount Signal and then create it again by moving the article El Centinela (Baja California, Mexico) with its aproppiate name in english: Mount Signal. I hope you understand me.

Verdelunar (talk) 23:42, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

I suggest you start a requested move.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:18, 24 September 2016 (UTC)


Regarding recent edits on Kidarites, I did not edit-war with you, nor am the one who should go to the talk page to discuss it, yet the IP socks (by User:PavelStaykov) whose WP:SYNTH, WP:FRINGE and WP:OR edits are related with the activity on the article like Yuezhi, Huns, Bulgars and so on (you're probably not informed about the investigation case). Don't misunderstand me, I will revert the information once again because the edits are against WP:NPOV, and now am working on the article editing with additional citation from reliable sources and proper reference style.--Crovata (talk) 18:12, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Only that I cannot make a revert nor edit the article because you made a full protection. Great.--Crovata (talk) 18:14, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
I have zero interest in this article, I protected it because there was a request at WP:RFPP, and I have no intention of editing it. I see in the edit history that the edit you reverted was previously reinstated by users in good standing. Please start discussing at the talk page of the article and ping me or any other administrator if consensus has been reached.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:22, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
You can't do something without understanding the situation. If someone with "good standing" reinstated the edit, you have "zero interest", while both missed the point and did not understand what is going on... I will edit it after expiration, I don't have time for useless discussion with the same sock-puppets.--Crovata (talk) 21:00, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
May be you should get out of the trench. Edit-warring is not a valid dispute resolution avenue.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:04, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
No comment.--Crovata (talk) 21:54, 19 September 2016 (UTC)


What is the source of the name? Xx236 (talk) 12:58, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

What do you mean?--Ymblanter (talk) 13:01, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
All sources are in Russian. Where do Slawharad comes from?Xx236 (talk) 13:07, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
A short answer is it is coming from the map. A longer answer is that some time ago, Iryna Harpy, me, and, I believe, Ezhiki (I might be wrong though) tried to standratize names of Belarusian localities, since they are named completely randomly - some are transliterated from Russian, some are transliterated from Belarusian, which has two incompatible spellings and in addition a latinized form. It is difficult for me now to find out where we started the discussion, but if I come across the place I will add a reference. I think the outcome was that there is no consensus. Belarusians really can not agree on a single transliteration, and the common English names only exist for the biggest cities (and even then, some users try to write Miensk rather than Minsk claiming this is the proper English name). In Belatus, there is a law which requires transliteration from Belarusian names (this is why this article is called Slawharad and not Slavgorod, Belarus). We do not need to follow this law but some users think we do. On top of this, often people with little experience in English Wikipedia (some of them being socks, and some of them being speakers of other languages) often pop up and randomly rename articles to their preferred transliterations. I gave up and I am only able to follow a small subset of article which I myself started or where I added significant portions of content. However, if someone can proceed and arrive to some consensus (I do not particularly care what would be names of all localities which have no common English name, but it is definitely desirable to have a single transliteration), this would be a significant step forward.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:49, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
If I remember correctly, some user (I don't remember the name, unfortunately) a while ago indeed insisted that Wikipedia should follow the Belarusian government system for transliteration. I remember pitching in (along with Iryna) and trying to find any other interested Belarusian users to shed light on this. We found no one, and the local consensus at the time was to follow the BGN/PCGN romanization of Belarusian conventions (as they are developed specifically with the convenience of Anglophones in mind) instead of switching to the government system (which has a completely different purpose). Applying those conventions to "Слаўгарад" produces "Slawharad", which is also the spelling any BGN/PCGN-compliant map of Belarus will show (my Geographica atlas ISBN 1-74166-036-X, for example, shows precisely that). Hope this helps.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); September 20, 2016; 14:15 (UTC)
Thanks, this is indeed very useful. May be we should indeed follow up and check the names at least for districts and district centers (renaming raions to districts at the same time, I believe we had consensus for that).--Ymblanter (talk) 14:21, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
I recollect the lengthy discussion, but I can't remember the details: someone called something like Dalekop? Given that the Belarusian government and raions don't follow their own national geographical transliteration system, where COMMMONNAME doesn't apply, BGN/PCGN transliteration remained the consensus method for transliteration. I don't recall where we got to on nomenclature for governmental hierarchy, but the user's preference for 'rayon' was rejected outright as sounding like synthetic fibre, and English language equivalent was (almost) universally approved. The use of Łacinka and the Belarus 'official' system has created havoc with links being broken, orphaned articles, etc. I've tried to repair these when I come across them, but it's an endless battle. I'll add the clean-up to my to do list. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 21:47, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
That would be great, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:46, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
I'm not happy with the "w", which seems to be Polish, should be probably replaced by "v" in English. Xx236 (talk) 05:56, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
BGN/PCGN romanization of Belarusian says w.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:58, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
I doubt very much. Maybe Swavharad?Xx236 (talk) 06:08, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
I am not sure what you doubt. I provided a direct link, you can check.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:36, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
You are right, I have taken the Russian name.Xx236 (talk) 06:58, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Sure, no problem.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:09, 21 September 2016 (UTC)


Do you know how to split "Claudia" into syllables, using spaces between syllables? (talk) 06:45, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Cla-u-di-a?--Ymblanter (talk) 06:49, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Valluri Balakrishna 2[edit]

Thank you for the article, but for the time being it does not have a single reliable source. Would it be possible to add reliable sources in Telugu language, not necessarily online sources such as books or old newspapers? Thanks again.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:22, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

I have some Telugu books on Movies written by popular authors. I will find some references there and update in the article. --Ravichandra (talk) 08:37, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Great, thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:57, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Ymblanter. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

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NPP & AfC[edit]

A dedicated venue for combined discussion about NPP & AfC where a work group is also proposed has been created. See: Wikipedia:The future of NPP and AfC --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:09, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:16, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Undeletion of Félix Pérez (baseball)[edit]

Hello, in 2015 Félix Pérez (baseball) was deleted via AfD because he was not notable. He is now notable per WP:BASE/N, as he played in Japan's top baseball league in 2016 ([11]). Would you be able to undelete the article, because it is easier than having to rewrite it? Thanks. (talk) 01:47, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I can do it, but would you be able to edit is to show his notability in a reasonably short time (say within a day) after undeletion?--Ymblanter (talk) 08:27, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes I can do that, thanks. (talk) 20:12, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Ymblanter (talk) 20:25, 26 September 2016 (UTC)