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Need opinion of thirds over a dispute[edit]


Although Albanian is an official language in the capital of FYROM, and the Ohrid pact is enforced implementing bilinguism over its territory, I am not allowed to put the Albanian spelling (Shkupi) in the incipit. Edits are reverted and my objections are ignored. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Herakliu (talkcontribs) 14:54, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

I see your point, but I think it's almost impossible to hold this name permanent on the page because of macedonian nationalists. I heard of a special status for pages whith frequent vandalism, but I have no clue how to initiate such a thing... The best may be to just ignore it. ;) --Ermanarich (talk) 14:39, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Logo Question[edit]

The RFC regarding changing the logo for Wikipedia's 5 millionth article has currently been open for over thirty days. We currently have over 4,982,000 articles, and we will need to discuss the specificities of the logo design and any other celebratory aspects if this RfC passes. I would prefer that the RfC is closed in the near future so that we can have enough time to discuss the logo design should the RfC pass. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 19:46, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

So what is your question? Catmando999 Check out his talk page! 07:04, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Relisting an RfC[edit]

Is it possible to relist an RfC? I tried to do so at Talk:Turks in Bulgaria, which initially seemed to work but then the bot removed the RfC template as expired. Cordless Larry (talk) 10:06, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Probaly not. Catmando999 Check out his talk page! 20:31, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Imperialism in History of Northern Nigeria[edit]

Sorry, but is the colonial Flag of the Northern Nigeria Protectorate really the right flag for the complete History of Northern Nigeria? It's even on the page of the Kanem-Bornu Empire. Seems a bit imperialistic to me to put a colonial flag over the complete history of an region which is as double as big as poland. In my opinion, it should be removed as soon as possible!--Ermanarich (talk) 14:26, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

If you just wish to post a comment or request about article content, the place to do that is at the article talk page(s) or just fix the problem yourself. If you've already tried to do so and have become embroiled in a dispute this is not the place to post requests for dispute resolution and requests made here will ordinarily be ignored. Please see DR for your options but, whichever path you choose, be sure to thoroughly read the instructions at that venue. Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 18:24, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

I already posted it there (and there is also an ignored post by another one on the Kanem-Bornu-page) but I don't think that it will find regard there. I just searched for a bigger portal to dicuss this problem. After posting it here I realized that this is the wrong section. I just really don't know where to go with this problem, because my english ain't the best and I'm not very familiar with the organisation of Wikipedia. Sorry :/--Ermanarich (talk) 21:10, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Snowded and British Empire[edit]

User Snowded repeadetly denies and reverts edits in British Empire ignoring sources supporting it. He ignored the sources which point out that Britain was a Superpower, even if it was in it's latter stages (I've put the sources at the bottom just in case). Despite this, he ignores the facts and even deletes every grammatical error that editors make in the page such as mines and @GoodDay:'s fixes [1]. He stubbornly believes that keeping order is better than to improve the page. Don't get me wrong, I believe order should be implemented, but Snowded takes things too far to the extent of not letting anyone make an edit to the page. I perceived Snowded has a personal issue with me (not sure why) as can be seen with his edit summaries addressing me and him deleting my messages, something he never did to other users [2], [3]. The whole discussion can be seen here.

[4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12]

Hope this comes to a resolution. (N0n3up (talk) 16:24, 29 October 2015 (UTC))

This is not the place to post requests for dispute resolution and requests made here will ordinarily be ignored. Please see DR for your options but, whichever path you choose, be sure to thoroughly read the instructions at that venue. Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 18:25, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Death of Wikipedian Piotr Domaradzki (User:Belissarius)[edit]

Today, November 8, 2015, is the funeral of longtime Wikipedian Piotr Domaradzki, a Polish-American newspaperman whose (posthumous) biographical entry was created on November 6. Under section header "Wikipedia activity", the article included the following text:
"Under the user name pl:Wikipedysta:Belissarius, Piotr Domaradzki was a prolific and multifaceted contributor on numerous topics in the Polish Wikipedia, where his first edit was on September 26, 2004 and his final two edits were made on the day of the fatal fire, October 20, 2015. On his user page, he wrote: "In private life Peter K. Domaradzki (1946). Historian of military realm and journalist intertwined with Gdańsk, but since many years (1985) living in Chicago in USA. On Polish Wikipedia I started officially editing on 25 September 2004." On October 21, 2011, under new section header "Spis" ("List") he wrote: "When someday I depart from Wikipedia, and such will occur sooner or later, at least this writ will remain after me:" On February 6, 2014, he revised it to state: "When I depart from Wikipedia, and such will occur rather sooner than later, at least this writ will remain after me:" He then listed the articles that he created or translated for the Polish Wikipedia. Domaradzki also contributed (as User:Belissarius) to the English Wikipedia and was active in WikiProject Poland and WikiProject Military history. He frequently contributed to Wikimedia Commons, uploading photographs and drawings. He made over 110,000 edits to various Wikimedia projects."

An appreciation of his life (by Wikimedia Polska Association members Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska and Krzysztof Machocki), published in Chicago's Dziennik Związkowy (Alliance Daily), the oldest and largest Polish language newspaper in the United States, for which he served as editor-in-chief from 2009 to 2013, described him as a pillar of the Wikipedia community whose entries were so well written that granting them the "good article medal" was a mere formality (Talk:Piotr Domaradzki#Tribute to Piotr Domaradzki in his newspaper, Dziennik Związkowy). A link to the tribute [in Polish (readers may cut-and-paste it into Google translate)] is here.

Although Piotr Domaradzki's Wikipedia activity was a major part of his life's work and, according to his words, his legacy, the question has arisen whether it is appropriate for such self-referential text to be part of a subject's biographical entry. Since a number of departed Wikipedians have been sufficiently notable to merit articles of their own, it would seem fitting for us, as a community, to discuss this matter and express our views. The most appropriate venue would seem to be Talk:Piotr Domaradzki, although other, more general venues, may also be brought into the discussion. —Roman Spinner (talk)(contribs) 18:45, 8 November 2015 (UTC)