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EOKA[edit]

Thanks for your edits in EOKA. Seems that we ended up in a commonly accepted version. A minor suggestion. You wrote "..the Greek Cypriots seeing that neither the British investment, nor Enosis, had materialised...", you have to clarify which investment you are talking about. CheersΤζερόνυμο (talk) 08:23, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, my fault, it 's ok! 08:27, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Air France Flight 447 (Part 2)[edit]

I did follow what you said about not linking the article to flight 771, but now I had a new wat to put it that I couldn't resisting not posting (okay maybe I could). It goes: "Just 11 months after the crash, on 12 May 2010, the Airbus A330 had another fatal crash when Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771( operated by an Airbus A330-202 registered as 5A-ONG) crashed on final approach to Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, killing all but one of the 104 people on board. This further hampered the investigation into flight 447 as it also involved an Airbus A330."

So what should I do? Just cut out the "as it also involved an Airbus A330." Maybe the A330's reputation was damaged briefly until one or both of the investigations was/were complete? I don't know. Also, I doubt this is going to work, and I wasn't sure if I should even add it, but I couldn't take it and I needed your help. (P.S. even though my proposal failed, the responses were still interesting and was a cool topic (if that's the way I should put it because aviation disasters are tragic)). I'm sorry if this frustrates you. Also I saw the rules, but I posted it here because im nervous about what other user will say. I hope that you will understand Tigerdude9 (talk) 16:43, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Help![edit]

Hi, could you please help me with the article for Rossendale United F.C.? Best, JV5, Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 23:36, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi Joe. Sure, I'll have a look. Take care. Dr. K. 02:29, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
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Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:39, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Merci beaucoup, Gerda. As the seasons pass, and times change, it is always nice to see you reminding me of an anniversary as beautiful as this. Au revoir ma chère. Dr. K. 17:51, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Please accept my apologies along with this barnstar. I was not acting in good faith. I thought that you were playing the copyvio card. History teaches that someone should acknowledge his wrong-doings.Cinadon36 (talk) 19:15, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

CopyClean Barnstar.png The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar
Kudos when dueCinadon36 (talk) 19:15, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
History teaches that someone should acknowledge his wrong-doings. History? I thought his name was @Jayron32: Talking about a lesson from history. Dr. K. 19:26, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
👍 Like --Jayron32 19:29, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Well, the post of @Jayron32: did the trick. He explained it very well. But I do not have a barnstar for him though.Cinadon36 (talk) 19:31, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
That's fine by me. I don't need to collect pieces of flair to validate my work. Thanks for working to make Wikipedia better! A better encyclopedia is reward enough for me. --Jayron32 19:34, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

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Cinadon36 (talk) 09:30, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi Cinadon. I have a new plan. A more equitable and stress-free plan. Here it is: Instead of sending these files to me, an action that would make me the sole recipient of the information - with all the responsibility this entails, you can upload the files on dropbox, and provide the link to anyone who cares to check them out. I think this is a much simpler and equitable proposal and removes the responsibility from me to have to analyse and explain the info therein. Dr. K. 02:51, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
Ok, will do.Cinadon36 (talk) 07:00, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

EOKA article[edit]

Geia sas Dr.K., hope all is well with you! I have the article on EOKA on my watchlist and after returning from a (sort of) wikibreak I found it in a very different shape than when I last saw it and I was frankly shocked. I remember it being a well-written and comprehensive article, but now it's got little content on the actual article and lots of text on the talk page... I am skim reading through the talk page, but if I am not mistaken, all that "well-written and comprehensive" text was removed simply because of copyright issues, right? Am I missing anything? Just wanted to check before I jump in editing and commenting :) Regards. --GGT (talk) 02:45, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Hello GGT. You know why it was "well-written and comprehensive"? Because it was a large-scale copyvio from the (mainly) British sources. Those Brit academics sure know how to write well. Dr. K. 03:06, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Removal of NPOV tag on Armenian Genocide without consensus[edit]

If you review the talk page you will see there was no consensus for the removal. If you don't restore the tag I will, until there is actually a consensus to remove it. At least 3 or 4 people agreed that at least the Armenian Holocaust label should be removed, at the very least, before the NPOV tag could be removed. The evidence on the talk page is plain as day for anyone to see and I suggest you actually check the talk page before barging into discussions you haven't previously been a part of and making false claims like "nobody agrees with you". Seraphim System (talk) 00:07, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

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Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Dr.K.. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Dr.K.. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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User: Ericulis[edit]

Hello Dr.K., Could I please draw your attention to the changes made on the D. B. Cooper article made by Ericulis (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). You have previously warned this user about unreliable sources etc; and they are again using self WP:OR references, copyright pics and starting edit-warring again, as they did earlier this year. Both another editor and myself have warned them to no avail. Can I leave this with you please? Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 22:07, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi David. Thank you for your note. I reverted and warned them. It doesn't look good. A new account, longterm edit-warring, marking big and controversial edits as minor, while not participating on the talkpage, is historically not a good sign for an easy resolution of this problem. Dr. K. 03:43, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

KALISPERA[edit]

Είναι που χρειάζεται να προσθέτουμε τις πηγές και το ξεχνάω κάποιες φορές λόγω ταχύτητας, αλλά ο παίχτης Μεις έχει όντως αποχωρήσει και μόλις ανακοινώθηκε μια μεταγραφή. με συγχωρείς δε θα μου δια φύγει ξανά. Και ο άλλος οι αλλαγές που εφαρμόζει σωστές είναι. Καλή χρονιά και καλή συνέχεια σε ό,τι κάνειςPsyc217 (talk)

As you know, all additions have to be supported by WP:RS. If you can find sources for the Greek players' weights, you can readd these to the article. But not before then. Happy New Year to you too. Dr. K. 23:01, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

The articles related with Cyprus are full and only, of serious anti Greek-Cypriot POV to the point to incite hatred among Greek-Cypriots and a victimhood culture among Turkish Cypiots[edit]

I have decided to talk to you, since you seem to be the only Greek around here, that may be part of what is going on here. If you are not and you are just a user, you can completely ignore this, it will be completely outside of your influence. The articles related with Cyprus are full and only of serious anti Greek-Cypriot POV, and as back as I go in their history, I see exactly the same. The same POV propaganda narrative enforced here, with all the NPOV users getting banned and all the POV ones to be immuned. Do you plan to do something about it, at some point, or leave it be.?Jazz1972 (talk) 01:04, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Guidance needed[edit]

Hello Dr.K., I'd like to borrow your insight on English grammar and usage. I am told that a I constructed an invalid sentence in "It is closed with aggrieve." namely because "aggrieve" is not a noun. Can it not be used, in this manner, while "aggrieve" is a transitive verb relating to the object "it"? Please advise. Thank you.--John Cline (talk) 17:58, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi John. How are you? It's been such a long time since we talked. It is always nice hearing from you. To the subject at hand, the sentence fragment "It is closed with" cannot be concluded with a verb, transitive or intransitive, since verbs indicate some form of action. In this case, even if the transitive verb "aggrieve" had the direct object "it" explicitly stated, the syntax would not have been proper, because doing so would have implied that you are directing someone to "aggrieve" the object, "it". Putting it another way, let's say you wrote: "It is closed with erase it". This statement is incorrect, because there is a disconnect between the action "It is closed" and the command to "erase it". The original sentence "It is closed with aggrieve.", even if informally interpreted, seems to direct someone to "aggrieve [it]", as a result of the close. I don't think that was your intent in closing that RfC. I hope this makes sense to you. Take care John. Dr. K. 22:19, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Dr.K., I appreciate you more than language can say! And though I am well, I am full of regret for failing to inquire, of you, the same; what am I coming to be? While I know you are not one to require amends, I must insist, on the day we break bread, that you allow me the privilege of paying the tab. As to matters at hand, yes, I understand you thoroughly well, and am compelled to say: your prowess exceeds your credentials and could never exist by them alone. It must certainly be that yours is a genuine gift, and I am in awe for knowing its source! Thank you for sharing that gift with likes such as me; to many, a wretch worthy of scorn. Yes, I appreciate you, much more than language ever can say.--John Cline (talk) 04:59, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
John, thank you very much for your kind words. Coming from you, an editor I greatly respect, they are an honour. Don't feel bad about the social greeting. It is perhaps a fault of mine. Since early on, I had detected a certain lack of social niceties in the interactions between Wikipedia editors, which I find rather disappointing. The editing environment here emphasises results rather than idle interactions, and puts pressure on editors to deliver. So, I try to compensate for that as much as I can by paying attention to the social component of affairs here. Far from your self-deprecating comments, I consider you to be an enthusiastic, reasonable, and capable editor who has contributed greatly to this project. It's always a pleasure talking to you, and I hope, as you so nicely put it, to break bread with you some day, even if it is of the wiki variety. :) Take care John. Dr. K. 08:40, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Copyvio at AOC article?[edit]

Dr.K., could you point me to the diff(s) where JohnTopShelf committed copyvio? Those edits should be revdel'ed. Thanks. -- MelanieN (talk) 04:28, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi Melanie. I was referring to a sentence in the criticism section that the editor was edit-warring into the article just before he got blocked. The copyvio sentence is included here, in my latest reply at Cortez's talkpage. There may be more, but I haven't checked. Dr. K. 04:35, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Oh, I see - it's the partial sentence inside the tq. Of course, by posting it there on the talk page, you also committed copyvio! 0;-D For such a short, partial sentence, I'm not going to bother to revdel. Thanks. -- MelanieN (talk) 04:39, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Ha, yes. But at least I quoted it directly mentioning the source, so it's fair use. :) I will check to see if there are more copyvios or CLOP in the edit. Dr. K. 04:46, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
@MelanieN: Hi Melanie. As I suspected it's much worse. Please see the following strings from this edit: Google search 1, G-search 2, G search 3, G search 4. Dr. K. 05:04, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
@MelanieN: Hi Melanie again. Also please see this copyvio report on Fox news from Earwig. Dr. K. 05:13, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Looks like justlettersandnumbers took care of it. -- MelanieN (talk) 19:05, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much Melanie for the update. Take care. Dr. K. 21:16, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Pythagoras[edit]

Hi, this link here is where I had gotten that info from https://www.history.com/news/6-historical-figures-who-may-or-may-not-have-existed that I had added to the Pythagoras page about his existence being disputed. I know you say his existence isn't disputed, but isn't this source reliable? Also why can't I edit the page and what exactly does it mean only autocomfirmed editors allowed to edit this page? Davidgoodheart (talk) 10:14, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi David. History.com is not a reliable source. Also this fact about the doubt of his existence is not covered in the article as far as I checked. So you cannot put it in the lead per WP:LEAD. I am not sure about the technical difficulties you experienced in your editing. Which page were you trying to edit? Dr. K. 10:42, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

The Pythagoras page. The source that I added isn't the only source that says his existence is disputed, as there are lots of others as well. I would guess you would say that those aren't likely reliable either wouldn't you? Maybe they aren't since they also claim people who did exist perhaps didn't, yet they also mention people whose existence is clearly debated. Davidgoodheart (talk) 10:51, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Atul Singh for deletion[edit]

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Another K-pop article[edit]

I don't want to bother but could you please take a look at NCT's page and this part of the talk section. Obviously there are hardcore fans editing the page and they don't want to listen. I don't think a Wikipedia article should mention unconfirmed facts. WayV has yet to be officially announced by SM as part of NCT but fans add them to the page with no reliable source confirming that this new group is actually part of the NCT's system.--2A02:8108:1840:1474:5978:B972:3F4A:1CED (talk) 18:56, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Billy Jamieson[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 29 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Billy Jamieson, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Toronto treasure and antique dealer Billy Jamieson discovered the lost mummy of pharaoh Ramesses I when he purchased the Niagara Falls Museum? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Billy Jamieson. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Billy Jamieson), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
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MfD nomination of Portal:Byzantine Empire/DYK[edit]

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Expanding article[edit]

Hi, is there any chance that you could expand this article Mieczysław Kosmowski. I have expanded it, but perhaps it could still be expanded some more. Davidgoodheart (talk) 00:19, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi David. Excellent work. I checked, but so far many of the sources appear to be in Polish, which is not a language I understand. I think this needs someone with expertise in Polish. Sorry. Take care. Dr. K. 21:30, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Starting a project[edit]

Hi Dr.K. Long time no talk. I was wondering how I can start a collaborative initiative/project where I, along with others can change the details in the article of the city and it's info. In this section which I was able to reach consensus (it's been a while though), I discussed how the city of Rome is a city that encompasses two countries, yet infobox details and other details in the article need to be changed to fit this criteria, and don't think I can do it all by myself. Also, how have you been? (N0n3up (talk) 05:23, 3 April 2019 (UTC))

Hi N0n3up. Nice talking to you after such a long time. I am very well, thank you, and I'm glad to see you back in action. I'll check the matter soon and will let you know my opinion on this. Take care. Dr. K. 06:12, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Reports of edit wars and fabricating texts to make them more bias[edit]

Dear administrator Dr.K. I have opened a TALK PAGE in every case of edit wars with user Havsjö. He refused to discuss on the topics in the Talk section and continued edit warring, instead of answering the issue in the Talk page, he answered in the description of the edit:

*There is nothing in Talk, just you again saying "different period, different period!". But there IS NOT DIFFERENT PERIOD. Tell me what merged with Slavonia in 1868 to create Croatia-Slavonia then? It was the Kingdom of Croatia (Habsburg)!!

Which is not a way of communication on the Wikipedia. (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kingdom_of_Croatia_(Habsburg)&action=history). In the next article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triune_Kingdom) the user on purpose deleted segments with sourced text which change the article to be more bias. He has deleted a sourced text which first mentions the term in 1527 used in that article, to gave it a more later date. When even another contemporary researcher was added to confirm the text, he has put on both of them the Unreliable citation sign and deleted part of the text, which now didn't correlate with the source (see source Frankopan title). The user added terms Croatian Nationalists in 1848 and source the text, citation of users text:

*During the Revolutions of 1848, Croatian nationalists proposed the establishment of the independent Triune Kingdom, which would be a Croatian cultural and political union.[1] 

The same source he mentioned, which is a relevant research article doesn't mention Nationalists during 1848 in any kind of form! The article doesn't even primarily talk on the subject of Nationalism, which you can see by its name: National Programme and Social Changes during the Revolutions in 1848-1849 and summary.[2] Second in the cited pages 12 and 13 doesn't mention in a single word Nationalism. In contrary it mentions liberal and pluralist ideas, as well as the main ideology of Austro-Slavism, also it mentions the Sabor and Reformers,[3] in no way associated with nationalism. This means that the user on purpose has written a text and added a source which doesn't support nor mention his claim. Then he added another source which was not a research article and had many errors (wrong year of the Illyrian movement (1848 instead of 1843), wrong year of Matica Hrvatska, wrong data of successor political parties) but in the end doesn't mention the term Croatian Nationalist which is used by the user in case of 1848 and the Austro-Slavic movement and prior to it, the Pan-Slavic Illyrian movement. In any case this is a major breach of Wikipedia policies, especially in regards of fabricating texts!

Another problem is regarding Personal insults! The user in the mentioned TALK page used personal insults to other editors (citation);

*If you acctually had any reading comprehension

as well as

*Learn to read before coming to english wikipedia.

So dear administrator Dr.K. I would like you to review all the mentioned, which is present in the linked descriptions and moderate in this question. SY dr.sc.Ban kavalir (talk) 08:06, 5 April 2019 (UTC)


I will reiterate what I just wrote in the talk for the '*Triune Kingdom
Im not trying to insult, but clearly do not have a very good grasp of English (or a very free interpretation of the language...). Since the first source does indeed not mention nationalism, nor do I have claimed that does. That is simply another source related to the sentence relating to the nationalists and sabor pushing for autonomy during the revolutions, with this source being specifically for the claim for the Sabor, so that is irrelevant to your point. Secondly, the second source (for the "nationalist" claim)(although it would be quite ovious since the Illyrian movement was a "national awakening" pushing for Croatian culture, language and territorial gains and autonomy) quite clearly states they are Illyrianists are considered "the first stage of Croatian nationalism", again:
The Book: Encyclopedia of Nationalism, Volume II, Chapter: Croatian Nationalism, page 104-105 "The first stage of Croatian nationalism is associated with the Illyrianist movement (1836-1848) [...] During the revolutions of 1848 the Illyrianists sought to achieve Croatian political autonomy within a federalized Habsburg monarchy.".
"Illyrianists", i.e. followers/reforms of that "ideology" can exist after the movement is cracked down upon or banned, as leading figures from it are the ones pushing for its goals just a few years later in 1848 (as mentioned in the second source), it refers to "Illyrianists", not the official organisation itself. And you clearly do not understand what it means when something is "spawned" from something else (in this case "Illyrianism") in the sentence "Illyrianism [after it dissapeared] spawned two political movements. the first was Ante Starcevics party of...". It doesnt not mean it was the successor or even has to be created by the same people, and it does not say the Starcevics party was the "first nationalists" in Croatia, it says that IllyrianISM spawned two movements after it was gone. So there is nothing wrong with the sources other than you being angry since it goes against the narrative of the "Triune Kingdom" that the articles mentions certain groups (and certain people today...) are trying to push as legitimate.
As for "Matica Hrvatska", since both English and Croatian wikipedia (including the pages for Jank Draskovic) refer to it being opened in 1842 (even with a specific day), I will assume that it changed names later and that you are just trying to desperately poke holes in a perfectly good source since it goes against your POV pushing. Especially since you in the same swoop as this remove the "biased source?" tag for, and I repeat this again, a literal member of the very group mentioned in the articles as having its primary goal in trying push for the recognition and legitimacy of the Triune Kingdom...
Regarding the other TALK pages, I have responded, aside from one of on Kingdom of Croatia (Habsburg), since that is no legitimate talk section or discussion, you just saying how "you moved everything after 1848" while deleted over 7000 characters and sources from the article, to your newly created articles (this one also pushing the "Triune Kingdom"), a subject which has been brought up and debunked for various 19th century Croatia-related articles (even immediately above it this this "move announcement", there are several discussions relating the dubious Triune Kingdom), since its obviously based on the 19th century nationalists aspirations of the very same people and groups which you have even used as source to support claims related to it, such as the aforementioned "first mention in 1527".
You claim I deleted your information, but you can see I dont remove any sources in the edit-war on the Triune Kingdom page, only reformat text (partly because of appalling english grammar...), I even left in the obviously biased author I mentioned above (who was a member of party whos primary goal was to be pro-triune), including only a "unreliable source?" tag, with this explanation (which you of course removed, along side sources I provided, while calling them fake while failing to understand them..(!))
The topic surrounding the idea of the Triune Kingdom can be seen mentioned in many different talk pages on croatian related "countries"/topics, even 10 years back, with people calmly explaining the (unrecognized) claims on Dalmatia, irredentism and national aspirations of Nationalists groups of that time. So to create such massive changes on all these articles and even creating new ones (deleting large parts of Kingdom of Croatia (Habsburg) and changing the uncontroversial and "well-known" fact that it ended in 1868 when merged with Kingdom of Slavonia to create Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia (which you claim is not even a recognized entitiy in favour of the "Triune Kingdom"(!!)) have been changed to push the Triune Kingdom narrative even further levels than even previous claims, such as in this article: Triune Kingdom of Croatia. Its such a transparent agenda, especially when above every talk section you create calling other people "SABOTEURS" and "FABRICATORS" , you have dozens of discussions of yesteryear explaining the situation regaring the Triune Kingdom. See talk of Talk:Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, for example. When the whole article "Triune Kingdom" itself is just explaining this situation about nationalist aspirations even. (well, although im certain 19th century Dr. Ivan Bojničić of the Croatian Peoples Party's claims have "corrected it" by now...)
I quite regret being one of the two participants in such a massive edit-war so late last at night, but it really riled me up seeing such flagrant and brazen, obviously transparent attempts to push this idea to all these articles (and with such accusations thrown around at the same time!) --Havsjö (talk) 08:17, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
@Havsjö and Ban kavalir: Given the immense amount of edit-warring in multiple articles, the only thing I can propose now for both of you is to go to the 3RR noticeboard and pledge that you will not edit-war any longer. In the case of Ban kavalir, I strongly suggest he self-reverts in all articles he has edit-warred, to show that he is no longer seeking advantage by edit-warring. If he does not do that, I am certain he is going to be blocked for a long time. Best of luck. By the way, I'm not an admin. Dr. K. 09:06, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Korunić 1999, pp. 12–13.
  2. ^ Korunić Petar, National Programme and Social Changes during the Revolutions in 1848-1849, FFZG, Radovi 31, Institute of Croatian History, Zagreb, (1998), p: 39
  3. ^ Korunić Petar, National Programme and Social Changes during the Revolutions in 1848-1849, FFZG, Radovi 31, Institute of Croatian History, Zagreb, (1998), p: 12-13

Can you help me make some infoboxes[edit]

Hi, I currently have done a lot of editing and have more to do. Can you please me make some infoboxes for me, as I need all the help that I can get, and can't do all this editing by myself. Davidgoodheart (talk) 21:58, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi David. Infoboxes are not my thing, but if you want me to lend a hand somewhere, I'll consider it. Dr. K. 04:42, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
If you can make an infobox for this article Aarni Neuvonen that would be great. I am going to be making infoboxes for other articles as well. Also congadulations for saving the Pavlos Kouroupis article from deletion as well! I have since added it to the List of people who disappeared as it has earned its rightful place on that list! It will get even more views now that is there. Davidgoodheart (talk) 06:53, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
(watching, and willing:) That is a strange article for a biography, not say born when, educated in what and where, day job what. It needs that first. I use {{infobox person}} for all people, and the documentation is quite good, - you can probably do it yourself. I confess that I usually simply copy from a similar person, and that fill the fields (and typically leave one wrong, - better don't do that). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:33, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

attitude[edit]

I would suggest edits (and edit summaries) like this [[1]] will do you no favours, rein it in a bit.Slatersteven (talk) 10:38, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Not sure why you think this is inappropriate. I was simply expressing my relief that a regular voiced their opinion, a bit late, but better than never. If this opinion had come a bit earlier, a lot of upheaval would have been avoided. I stand by that assessment. I don't see why you disapprove. Dr. K. 10:53, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
On second thought, perhaps, a subtler response could have been more appropriate. In any case, thanks for the verdict. Dr. K. 11:27, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Please see[edit]

Talk:Student_protest#student_suicide_as_student_protest. Your examples are for student activism, not on-campus student protests. Otherwise we might as well merge those two articles. Hence why I also proposed a move, to avoid confusion between those terms. Student protest is ambiguous. Of course, in simple English, those self-immolation were student protests, as in 'protests by students'. But in academic literature, we distinguish 'protest physically located on campus', i.e. campus protest, sometimes referred to as student protest, to a more general student activism, which includes all forms of student mobilization, activism, and protests, whether on campus or not. If we can find an a example of student suicide that occurred on campus, it will be an example of an extreme student/campus protest, but the examples you provided happened on city squares, and as such, they are not on-campus student protests. IMHO I think the extreme examples of on-campus protest we could find would include violence, vandalism, even casualties, but probably not outright suicide... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:35, 25 April 2019 (UTC) PS. Your effort is not wasted, and is appreciated. I've moved the content you added/sourced to student activism: [2]. Those are important incidents, but they are examples of student activism (also sometimes known as student protest), not of campus activism (also sometimes known as student protest). Student protest is simply an imprecise term that should be a disambig. Please reconsider your objection to the move. There's no independently-notable concept of student protest outside student activism or campus protest. It's just an ambiguous term. Protest by students = student activism. Protest on campus = campus protest. Student protest = disambig between those two. I hope we can mend fences and agree on this. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:46, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Kardaki Temple[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 5 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kardaki Temple, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Kardaki Temple is considered to be the only Greek temple of Doric architecture that does not have a frieze? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kardaki Temple. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kardaki Temple), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
— Maile (talk) 00:01, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Pavlos Kouroupis[edit]

Hello, I completed a review at Template:Did you know nominations/Pavlos Kouroupis, and noted one question. Please respond there when you are able. I look forward to seeing this nomination on the main page. Thanks! Flibirigit (talk) 04:43, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Obama Birth Certificate[edit]

Inserting the word "falsely" into the introductory sentence of the Obama Birth Certificate article makes it seem like you have a personal bias towards a certain viewpoint. Even though all the evidence points to Obama being born in the US, it is being intellectually dishonest to suggest that it's 100% a matter of fact that he was born there. Removing the word "falsely" simply removes that bias and provides an objective viewpoint on the situation. I hope you understand where I'm coming from. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Goldstandard32 (talkcontribs) 05:19, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

No, it is 100% fact. That a few delusional morons continue to believe, in spite of all evidence, that Obama was born in Kenya, is of no more consequence to us than the fact that a few delusional morons continue to believe, in spite of all evidence, that the moon is made of green cheese. NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 05:21, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you NorthBySouthBaranof. Your reply captures the situation quite well. You saved me from typing my own. Dr. K. 05:29, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Fwiw, I wrote one too: [3]. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 05:52, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Good points. Unfortunately, he didn't heed your advice and now he is blocked. Dr. K. 05:56, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Yeah. That seemed a little quick, but I see they reverted again 20 min after being warned at their talkpage. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 06:09, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Upgrading article[edit]

Hi, could you please upgrade this article Akpan Utuk for me? I have a lot of editing to do and can't do it all by myself. Davidgoodheart (talk) 20:56, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi David. Sorry, but I Googled and I couldn't find any English sources for this topic. Dr. K. 00:15, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Pavlos Kouroupis[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 13 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pavlos Kouroupis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Colonel Pavlos Kouroupis was the first commanding officer defending Cyprus at the start of the Turkish invasion and is considered the first missing person of the conflict? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pavlos Kouroupis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Pavlos Kouroupis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Nostradamos (band)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nostradamos (band), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Greek pop band Nostradamos won the best new composer and performer prize at the 1972 Thessaloniki Song Festival with their song "Dos Mou to Heri Sou" ('Give Me Your Hand')? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nostradamos (band). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nostradamos (band)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Nostradamos (band)[edit]

Dear Doctor, thanks again for a little gem on Greek culture. I enjoyed it and learned quite a bit :). Keep it up, and best regards! Constantine 15:24, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Dear Kosta, thank you for your encouragement. You are very welcome, but it is my turn to thank you also for your great contributions on Byzantine civilisation and many other topics. As far as Nostradamos, I hope you liked the songs, in addition to the article. :) Take care. Dr. K. 18:38, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard[edit]

Hi, please have a look at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard#Talk:EOKA#Death toll.Cinadon36 18:32, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Temple of Hera, Mon Repos[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Temple of Hera, Mon Repos, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the roof of the Temple of Hera in Corfu was decorated with large terracotta figures painted in vivid colour, making it one of the most intricately adorned buildings of Archaic Greece? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Temple of Hera, Mon Repos. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Temple of Hera, Mon Repos), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

File:Municipal theatre of Corfu being built.jpg[edit]

Hi. You thanked me for File:Municipal theatre of Corfu being built.jpg, but do you think it could still stand to be narrower and taller, to match the 'original'? I was a bit confused, because your 'sepia' version has a 'wide' aspect ratio. I worked from that 'sepia' version for detail, but I can easily adjust the final aspect ratio to be narrower and taller, to match the 'original' if you think that would be correct - your choice. Cheers. -- Begoon 19:11, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Actually, I've gone ahead and uploaded that a/r adjustment, because I'll be offline in a while and I don't want to forget. You can just revert it if you don't think it's required/necessary/correct (or if you just don't like it...) Cheers. -- Begoon 19:26, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Hi Begoon. Thank you for letting me know and for trying to fix this picture. I'm not sure about the aspect ratio, so I'll leave it up to your judgement. Take care. Dr. K. 19:32, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Ok, well I think it's about as close as I'm going to get now, so I'll call it 'done'. Cheers. -- Begoon 19:46, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Great. Thanks again Begoon. Dr. K. 19:53, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Tomb of Menecrates[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tomb of Menecrates, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Lion of Menecrates (pictured) is thought to have been part of the Tomb of Menecrates in Corfu, Greece, built for an ancient Korkyrean ambassador who was lost at sea? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tomb of Menecrates. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tomb of Menecrates), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
— Maile (talk) 00:01, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Panathinaikos B.C.[edit]

Ok, what's going on here? You are automatically reverting my edits, where I'm just citing the listed weight of the players that is missing, from the info that is given from their Wikipedia pages, and you're telling me that Wikipedia is not a reliable source? Have you seen a reliable source regarding the existing listed weight of the other players? It doesn't make sense. Before you accuse somebody for disruptive editing, please check their previous edits. All my edits on Panathinaikos B.C. are in good faith. I'm the only one in that specific page whose edits are 100% accurate, and I'm reverting anything that is not confirmed. I was the one that requested for that article to get semi-protection. You are not fair with me, man. I think that I deserve better treatment here. --Panosgatto (talk) 10:09, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes, absolutely, that's what I've been telling you: Wikipedia is not a reliable source. See Wikipedia:USERGENERATED. I can't believe you don't understand this simple fact. Anyone can edit Wikipedia. So anyone can put any number they like. If the stuff they add to the wiki doesn't have reliable source backup, external to Wikipedia, the stuff must be removed. That's why we have WP:RS. Only the reliable sources can verify the facts we add on wiki. See WP:V. I hope this helps. . Dr. K. 10:49, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
With all due respect, I'm just telling you that this doesn't make sense, because you either have to accept the missing listed weight of these players, or you have to remove the existing listed weight of the others. I understand Wikipedia's policy regarding reliability, but you're going with different criteria for the exact same situation, and that's what's confusing me. --Panosgatto (talk) 11:06, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
No. Any weights that are not sourced to reliable sources stay out. That's non-negotiable. The foreign players have their weights listed by the NBA and other reliable sources, that's why I left them in. Most Greek players don't have reliable sources for their weight. That's why I removed them. Some Greek players have their weight listed by reliable sources, external to Wikipedia. If you can find them, you can add them. But remember, no wiki sources. Dr. K. 11:19, 13 July 2019 (UTC),
Ok, now you made it clear and understandable, explaining the NBA sources. If I find reliable sources about the other players, I'll add the info. But just reminding again that all my edits are in good faith. I don't like to see you implying that I'm vandalizing this article, please, cause it's not fair. I'm doing my best here. Thank you. --Panosgatto (talk) 11:29, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
I am glad we reached an understanding. I never implied you were vandalising the article. My warnings to you were for missing sources, not for vandalism. Now I understand even better that you do not plan to keep adding unsourced weights, so your good faith is clear. Best regards. Dr. K. 11:35, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Petropoulos[edit]

Hello. I sincerely want to thank you for your help and contribution. Truly appreciate Skartsis (talk) 19:06, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

You are very welcome Mr. Skartsis. It was my pleasure. In turn, I wish to thank Icewhiz who alerted me to this deletion discussion. By the way, for many years I have been a fan of yours and your epic contributions on articles regarding the industrial development of Greece. Keep up the epic work and if you ever need my assistance, please don't hesitate to let me know. Take care. Dr. K. 19:42, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks again, I have seen your contributions on many subjects as well, please you too keep up the good work Skartsis (talk) 20:24, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
You are very welcome Mr. Skartsis, and thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure talking to you. Take care. Dr. K. 21:00, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

BLP trivia and group musician articles[edit]

Hi, Dr. K, Drmies (talk · contribs) advised me to contact you regarding our discussion here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk%3ADrmies&type=revision&diff=907849418&oldid=907836846To sum it up, I've been seeing a lack of consistency in group articles. The articles for bands with international appeal (bands like Luna Sea, Babymetal, or even K-pop groups like Iz One) do not list things like member birthdates and image colors, while J-pop articles like Angerme, Iris (Japanese band), Camellia Factory, etc. insist on listing them. Could you give me a direction of understanding what to do when I edit articles? Thanks. lullabying (talk) 21:13, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Rock on, K! Drmies (talk) 21:33, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Stele of Arniadas[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Stele of Arniadas, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the verses of the inscription on the funerary Stele of Arniadas are said to be "extraordinarily similar" to the words of Hector in the Iliad? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Stele of Arniadas. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Stele of Arniadas), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Pavlos[edit]

Greetings! Do you think that you could expand some of the articles in the title listed above that are short and could use expanding. I believe that you are the best one suited to do this! Davidgoodheart (talk) 10:54, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

IamnotU???[edit]

Hello, I am Péter. Well, there is a problem with that 'admin' IamnotU or something like that. FOR ONE YEAR he has deleted ALL my changes, edits here, mainly without any reasons or any detailed explanations. It is not my style to 'run down' someone but in this case I am forced to because othewise there are no problems with my edits, he is the ONLY ONE that makes problems for me, I do not know why. Although I am not English I know this language quite well... So please HAVE a look at my Budapest edits and change them ONLY if there is a REAL reason. I want the text to be shorter, clearer, without word-repeatings etc., that was what I have done there. You can change there things that you think are NOT correct but to undo ALL my edits is very annoying. I was working on it a lot and I know this town quite well. Thanks in advance. Kapeter77 (talk) 12:52, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Respond from user Grigoris3[edit]

I would like to apologize for forcing you warn me about my activity in Wikipedia, but I thought that my edits did not violate Wikipedia's policy and, therefore, following its motto "the free encyclopedia anyone can edit", I edited without any warning. Grigoris3 (talk) 14:00, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you Grigoris for your nice message. This problem happens from time to time. People like numbering prime ministers of Greece, United Kingdom, and perhaps of other countries. This does not work for various reasons. When you see comments when you edit an article not to number or add honourifics, it would be a good idea to follow that advice. Take care. Dr. K. 21:07, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Norman Surplus[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 8 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Norman Surplus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in June 2019, Northern Irish pilot Norman Surplus became the first person to circumnavigate the globe using an autogyro? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Norman Surplus. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Norman Surplus), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
— Maile (talk) 14:50, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Rolex Revert[edit]

Sorry, I didn't mean to thank you on that revert. I'd assumed the Thank You would bring up a messaging window.....not be automatic.

I didn't think a citation would be needed as I was bringing the article into agreement with the English Wikipedia article on "Automatic Watches". I don't believe citing Wikipedia is appropriate so, is it necessary to copy the citations from the other article? I honestly don't know ... I don't do edits I think require citations. Mad Bunny (talk) 06:22, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. The citation already in the Rolex article claims Rolex was the first to invent the automatic mechanism. Therefore, your edit did not conform to the existing reference. If you add another reference that contradicts the existing reference, then this has to be investigated further on the talkpage so that a determination can be made as to what is going on. Dr. K. 21:29, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Block notices[edit]

My understanding is that you can't remove declined unblock notices while blocked, but removing the block notice is fine. – bradv🍁 03:31, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

I have a different understanding, but I'll check. Dr. K. 03:34, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
See WP:OWNTALK and WP:BLANKING. – bradv🍁 03:38, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
I had just finished reading those and was ready to reply when I saw your second message. You were correct. Thank you for the correction. Dr. K. 03:42, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
No worries. Cheers. – bradv🍁 03:45, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you again, Brad. Cheers. Dr. K. 03:53, 17 September 2019 (UTC)