User talk:Ymblanter

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I am on holidays until 23 July; I may have internet access one or two times per day, but will likely only have time to check my watchlist. The internet is very slow, and I can not even check wikimail on a regular basis.

Archives: 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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)


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)

NPP Backlog Drive Appreciation[edit]

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For completing over 100 reviews during the 2018 June Backlog Drive, please accept this Special Edition Barnstar. Thank you for helping out at New Page Patrol and keep up the good work. Cheers! — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 01:57, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:45, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Yuri Anikeev[edit]

Good Day Please change the name of the article Iurii Anikieiev Arguments:

The decision of the sports court to destroy the disqualification for 2018 (radiosvoboda site) and sports list for 2013 official sports competition sites use Iurii Anikieiev Yuri Anikeev use only Internet forums and non-authoritative unofficial sites. Such sites for writing Wikipedia articles are not used. Yuri Anikeev only place in the wikidata--Bohdan Bondar (talk) 19:36, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Pls file a RM--Ymblanter (talk) 19:38, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Guards Tape[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Guards Tape—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. TheImperios (talk) 19:35, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Donetsian Governorate[edit]

Hello! What's wrong? — Ιγκόρ (talk) 12:29, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

First of all, it needs to be discussed. Second, I do not see any arguments at all why it should be Donetsian and not Donets. We have Tver Governorate and not Tverian Governorate, for example. The sources do not mention this name either.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:31, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
In your example the governorate was named after a city. In this case, it was named after a river/region. For example, there is a political entity called the Autonomous Dniestrian Territory. The word Donets is more appropriate when we are talking about the river. — Ιγκόρ (talk) 13:06, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
If you insist, you should open a requested move. I do not see how it is more appropriate. And half a year ago you obviously had a different opinion, when you yourself moved Donetsk Governorate to Donets Governorate.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:59, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
That was an obvious mistake; the polity could not be named after Donetsk, because the city got its current name only in 1961. This case is more tricky. The word Donets is more appropriate for the geographical entities (e.g. Donets Ridge) entities while Donetsian is more appropriate for the political ones. — Ιγκόρ (talk) 23:34, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
I still believe a RM is the most appropriate venue for this kind of discussions (I guess also Podolia Governorate should be involved).--Ymblanter (talk) 05:15, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Notice of noticeboard discussion[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is "Ymblanter". Thank you. --Guy Macon (talk) 22:44, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:18, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Onel5969. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Local Route 13 (South Korea), and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you.

Onel5969 TT me 12:59, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

My bad. Misclick. My apologies. Onel5969 TT me 13:00, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Sure, it happens, no problem.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:01, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Your request at WP:BN[edit]

I have restored your tools.

Please read and re=read my comments and take them to heart. Wikipedia needs good administrators, and I very much hope that your future editing will prove you to be one. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 07:45, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. I have responded at the BN.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:49, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
  • For what it's worth, I think the decision to restore your admin bit was the right one. You asked for it to be removed at a time of obvious distress, and I think your thought that "I do not feel I have sufficient community support to remain administrator" was made in the heat of the moment and was not correct. I think you were just in a bit of a bad spell, which happens to us all, and I don't think there was any real danger of your losing the bit at the time. We learn from these things, and I welcome you back. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 08:59, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
    Thank you, this pretty much corresponds to what I think. There are still a couple of things which became unpleasant surprises for me and I still do not understand a reason why they happened, but I will need to reflect more before taking them up and asking for advise.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:14, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
    If you ever want my thoughts on anything, you're very welcome to ask. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 10:35, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
    Thanks, I will have this in mind.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:36, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Welcome back. -Ad Orientem (talk) 02:35, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
    Thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:41, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
    And my apologies again for that outburst in February.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:53, 14 July 2018 (UTC)


Your comment on the Admin Noticeboard confused me. "The first user commented, now we can not Csd it." That sounds more like the situation for a PROD, comments are no bar to adding or re-adding a SPEEDY nomination. Rmhermen (talk) 16:39, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

@Rmhermen: What I meant that it is not nice to delete the nomination page when people already started commenting. I indeed found a different solution, since the user who converted the article to a redirect agreed to convert it back to the article and wait until the nomination is closed. It is probably not on the policies (I would need to check though) but I guess if a user in a good standing comments on a AfD nomination they would be disappointed if the nomination just gets deleted.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:43, 13 July 2018 (UTC)


Hello, Ymblanter. Recently, Axxxion has renamed Moskovskij Komsomolets to Moskovskiy Komsomolets. Can you restore the previous name based on the consensus?

There is clear evidence that the newspaper uses "Moskovskij Komsomolets" as its name for decades (2002 frontpage, 2010 frontpage, 2018 frontpage). In other words, it's quite a common name now (WP:COMMONNAME). I've tried to explain it to Axxxion, but he ignores this evidence entirely (he believes that a link to TASS is enough).--Russian Rocky (talk) 22:08, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

I am off to sleep now, will try to check tomorrow what is going on, but it would help if you could indicate where consensus has been established. I do not see anything at the talk page. If not, possibly opening a RM would be the best way.--Ymblanter (talk) 22:13, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Just a note. I fail to see why a Latin script transliteration of their title printed on their front page (probably for distribution in Germany) proves that this is a common English-language name.Axxxion (talk) 23:08, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
May I please suggest that we move the page back to the title which it had a couple of days ago and open a RM? Would it be acceptable for both of you? Note also that WP:RUS would give Moskovsky Komsomolets (not that I am advocating using it, we need to research whether the English-languge reliable sources use one of the names consistently).--Ymblanter (talk) 05:44, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
I agree with your suggestion, Ymblanter. Could you transfer or copy this discussion on Axxxion's talk page to Talk:Moskovskij Komsomolets and make it as an official RM? The return of the initial name is also preferable, since his renaming of this article is contested. Anyway, Axxxion doesn't lose anything if he is right, because it will be settled by the mentioned RM.--Russian Rocky (talk) 18:55, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
I would prefer not to do it myself, but you can easily do it as well. (I am almost on holidays, but will be happy to help if I can, do not expect a quick reaction though).--Ymblanter (talk) 18:59, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Ok, I'll try to do it myself today. It seems it would be hard to keep a conversation with Axxxion. (due to his behavior). --Russian Rocky (talk) 19:10, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:11, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Casualties of the Iraq War[edit]

The version of the article Casualties of the Iraq War that you locked is not the long-standing version that preceded the edit-warring, it's a recent version of the article that's been stripped of more than a dozen peer-reviewed studies. The user Seraphim System edit-warred his preferred recent version of the article and then immediately requested full protection after implementing his edit. The version of the article that precedes the edit-warring is from 7 July. Snooganssnoogans (talk) 17:58, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

I will have a look and come back. Normally, this should not matter anyway.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:00, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
I believe this is 9 July, but I will post at the talk page now anyway. Let us continue there.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:05, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Return of access levels arbitration clarification request closed[edit]

The Return of access levels arbitration clarification request has been closed. For the Arbitration Committee, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 18:57, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the notification.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:19, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You deserve this barnstar for your tireless contribution to improve Wikimedia projects (English Wikipedia, Wikidata. . .). -- Titodutta (talk) 22:08, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 22:09, 21 July 2018 (UTC)