User talk:Yyy

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My maps[edit]

Thank you so much for pointing out the error. I've uploaded the fixed version, and while I was at it, I noticed the city ones were kinda horrible, they were just dull grey dots, so now they're bright red with a red circle around them for easy recognition. Thanks again, and thanks for liking my work. :) --Golbez 04:30, 8 February 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for picking up my silly typo - should've checked on 'preview'! :-) - Ballista 07:58, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

sib-wiki vote[edit]

I hereby authorise that this vote to oppose closure of sib-wiki were cast by me. -Yyy 18:55, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

template:Latvian cities[edit]

I noticed that you have edited many articles on geography of Latvia so I thought template:Latvian Cities might also interest you. Also maybe we should unite our efforts to make this thing more productive ? -- Xil/talk 23:39, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, that would be ok. Main issue about Latvian cities (or towns?), were categorization. I thought, that large entities, such as Riga or Valmiera, are cities, and small entities, such as Kolka or Salaspils are towns. Currently there are 2 categories category:Towns and villages in Latvia and category:Cities in Latvia. Vajadzētu nodefinēt kritērijus, pēc kuriem tos attiecīgos rakstus bāzt vienā vai otrā kategorijā, šobrīd pie towns ir tādas lielas pilsētas, kā valmiera un ogre, bet pie cities ape un ikšķile, kas ir mazākas -Yyy 10:50, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Well, I think we should categorize by legal status, so we could place all pilsētas in category cities (regardless from size), but other populated places in category towns (I'm curently using this strategy). See, while Durbe, for exemple, has population only of some 500 it is legaly pilsēta, Carnikava with population of 4000 is ciems. Or we could place republikas pilsētas in category cities, other pilsētas in towns and make another category for other populated places.
P.S. Varbūt likums par apdzīvotu vietu statusa noteikšanu liksies interesants [1]. ---- Xil/talk 12:11, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
OK, let's do so. This will mean depopulation of category:Towns and villages in Latvia, though (since most of articles there are about recognized cities). Also, term "city" has different meanings in american and british english. In american english, even small settlements can be called city. In british english, such entities would be towns. -Yyy 09:41, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

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Try looking again, I can assure you it's there... :)   JJ (talk) 16:08, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

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Latvian help needed[edit]

Hello Yyy, I'm contacting you because we need some Latvian translators to help with the deployment of the new VisualEditor on lv.wikipedia. There are help pages, user guides, and description pages that need translating, as well as the interface itself. The translating work is going on over on MediaWiki: Translation Central. I also need help with a personal message for the Latvian Wikipedians. If you are able to help in any way, either reply here, or head over to TranslationCentral. Thanks for your time, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 18:19, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

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