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Welcome to Wikipedia, AjaxSmack! My name is Ryan, aka Acetic Acid. I noticed that you were new and haven't received any messages yet. I just wanted to see how you were doing. Wikipedia can be a little intimidating at first, since it uses different formatting than other sites that use HTML and CSS. In the long run, though, you'll find that the WikiSyntax is a lot easier and faster than those other ways. Here are a few links to get you started:

There are a lot of policies and guides to read, but I highly recommend reading over those first. If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. Please be sure to sign your name on Talk Pages using four tildes (~~~~) to produce your name and the current date, along with a link to your user page. This way, others know when you left a message and how to find you. It's easier than having to type out your name, right? :)

I hope you enjoy contributing to Wikipedia. We can use all the help we can get! Have a nice day. Sincerely, Ryan 01:03, August 5, 2005 (UTC)


Please do not remove factual text from articles. If the wording appears to be biased but is nonetheless factual, please instead reword it to a more neutral phrasing. More info at Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view#Lack_of_neutrality_as_an_excuse_to_delete and Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view#Rewording_a_potentially_biased_statement. Thank you. --Pascal666 04:12, 13 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I saw a commercial on TV the other day where Donald Trump made a comment along the lines of "my hair is recognized the world over". I got curious what that meant, the article on him said nothing about his hair. Finally found on other websites that he had a comb over described with different synonyms for horrendous. I agree the sentence needs to be changed, but I would like to keep a link to comb over somewhere on Donald Trump, as that is the information I was looking for and did not find. I can't comment on the other paragraph. --Pascal666 04:27, 14 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Perfect. Thank you. --Pascal666 18:55, 14 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jedisan/Edisan/Yedisan, Talk:Bugeac Post, Ottoman Bessarabia Merge[edit]

All sounds reasonable. In all of the cases that are a matter of naming, my main concern is that all the reasonable redirects are there and all the names are mentioned in the article. I don't really care where the article resides.

The Province of Bessarabia and Ottoman Bessarabia might as well be merged, they do seem to cover the same topic (both badly). Ottoman Bessarabia currently reads more like a dispute than an article. We might as well sort out the mess in one place rather than two. -- Jmabel | Talk 00:55, 21 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regarding naming, I have a slight inclination toward Yedisan. I have usually read about this rarely-mentioned region in German (Jedisan), but in English it would be pronounced Yedisan. Edisan brings up the most Google hits, but none of them seem relevant to the region here. Olessi 17:24, 7 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have added Names & History subheaders to the article and copyedited some of it. I tried to rephrase the mentioning of "Nogai Tartary" and "West Nogai"; please correct it if I misinterpreted your meaning. Olessi 20:17, 14 December 2005 (UTC1)

Vote on moves[edit]

Hello LuiKhuntek! I would like to remind you to vote on moves that you have proposed, like Bugeac and Podilia. Even though you proposed the moves, that doesn't mean that administrators will automatically count you as a support vote. It is better to add your name to the support section to be sure. Have a good day! Olessi 18:31, 3 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removed sarcastic incivility[edit]

I am by now so tired of being assumed to be a chuavinist anti-foreign langauge Westerner every time I try to argue for less use of needlees foreign syllabaries and alphabets that I've had enough. I've removed your undue and uncivil sarcasm at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions#No hangul, please, and I'm urging you to restate your arguments in a reasoned and enlightened fashion instead of trying to engage in pure squabbling.

Peter Isotalo 11:02, 18 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Middle & Near East data[edit]

Happy New Year! As I remember we never exchanged the data on Arabian monarchies from 'Almanach de Bruxelles' I mentioned when discussing the Aden protectorates, here they are (239kb). As it were private copies, I had made some minor changes and additional notes (even some in my native Dutch), but no changes to worry about; I'm not sure whether I also deleted some genealogical parts, unfortunately. Apparently some Word features suffer from the transfer to this medium, but that's only the presentation.

Please copy them to your PC and then IMMEDIATELY remove them from this talk page, since they may not be fit for Internet access as such. Hopefully they help you to make some more contributions in 2006.

requested move opinion[edit]

Why are you opposing the move from Nuovo Cinema Paradiso to Nuovo cinema Paradiso? WhiteNight T | @ | C 08:59, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

my bad[edit]

Oh, sorry about that. I guess I was mistaken. --Khoikhoi 23:51, 5 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Politics of Venezuela[edit]

I have withdrawn this move request. I think that both Gov't and Politic pages should remain the same until the information on these pages is more developed and warrants a page split.

On a different note, you may wish to participate in this more interesting debate. - Spaceriqui 22:06, 9 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Members ALTAF JACK STYLES (talk) 08:25, 22 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No original research on Polesie[edit]

I meant that Polesie is the well established name in English usage and inventing a new name is not appropriate for wp. I'll rephrase. --Lysytalk 08:42, 13 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of German concentration camps[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to leave you a note that the rules of the vote at Talk:List of German concentration camps have slightly changed since you've voted there and it's likely that you might want to reconsider your vote. --Lysytalk 20:32, 13 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Subdivisions of the Ottoman Empire[edit]

Sounds great, please proceed! My original list I believe was based upon Colin Imber's "The Ottoman Empire", but I haven't kept tabs on the article and thus I cannot answer for the current version. As long as no information is lost, I believe reorganizing the article would be a really good thing. /The Phoenix 09:54, 15 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Subdivisions of the Ottoman Empire[edit]

I greatly appreciate your courtesy, and certainly would like us to make good use of those data you mention. (As I still believe there is a point in having a single 'master list' that would for example allow readers to look up the Ottoman provinces without knowing where they are, from which links should in time be provided to appropriate historical sections for each, possibly with a mini-history in telegram style (at least aquisition, status changes such as gubernatorial style, loss, mergers) I strongly feel we'ld probably do best to provide both this geographically organized list -I would then also go further to accomodate orientation by modern states and regions- and next a few 'freezes' in time as you intend, which I for one would certainly appreciate- thus we cater for various uses: browing or oversight. As I have a long watchlist and often try to use data both in a pivotal page as our case and various other ones (such as cases of units, titles...) I suspect my work on the 'master list' (any ideas for an actual section name?) will progress slowly, so I suggest you don't wait for it to create a section for case oversights, but I think our combined efforts should result in an exciting page in due time).

As I reread your message, I realize I wrote the above (now in parenthesis) as if you just meant lists, but the word chart may well stand for something far more elaborate and structured, while I'm not sure how that would look- so I wonder if it would be possible to see a sample, I may well have to reconsider the above first reaction altogether.

As I tried to save the above, an edit conflict alerted me The Phoenix just gave his okay. Indeed, as long as no data get lost we should be able to figure it out. It seems like we're on to a good thing!

P.S. May I, be the way, remind you of my request to remove the data under number five on this page, which contain the (formerly free) Almanach de Bruxelles data we talked about while editing Aden Protectorate, after copying them if f any use? I'm realy not comfortable with keeping them openly on a Wikipedia-page Fastifex 10:38, 15 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I also highly encourage revising the info at Subdivisions. I can try to expand upon it with information from Magocsi. Olessi 18:18, 15 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ottoman provinces[edit]

I have expressed opposition to your proposed long names for the Ottoman provinces. I dislike long names, and ones that don't fit into running text. I detest most efforts at imposing uniformity on WP, which is inconsistent. If you must force uniformity, I would prefer (of the two choices), moving Basra Province, Ottoman Empire into Basra Province, with a dab header to the Iraqi Governorate (and so on); Basra province might be better. (And what's wrong with vilayet, which seems to have been the contemporary usage in English?) Septentrionalis 21:28, 18 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

re Bergen-Belsen rename[edit]

Are you going to vote on your Talk:Bergen-Belsen rename request? LuiKhuntek 15:49, 19 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your message, LuiKhuntek. I thought it was likely to go against Wikipedia policy to vote for your own Requested Move, but is this not so? (Seems odd if not!)  Best wishes, David Kernow 20:40, 19 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't know if it's against policy or not...

Intriguing. I realise I've always assumed it would be. But I've just left a vote there and at least one other user (Lysy) hasn't been taken aback! David Kernow 20:53, 19 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit summaries[edit]

Please do other wikipedians a favour and start using edit summaries. Thanks, Ghirla | talk 09:46, 20 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Belgrade Pashaluk[edit]

Actually, I was wrong about this. I thought that Sanjak of Smederevo was an earlier province that existed there before the Austrian administration (1718-1739), and that Pashaluk of Belgrade was a new province that was formed after 1739. However, I looked at some sources, so the Pashaluk of Belgrade was in fact alternative name of the Sanjak of Smederevo, but used more often in the Serbian historiography. Also, I found that the administrative seat was moved from Smederevo to Belgrade in 1521. Can you tell me to which time period refer this part of the article (which you wrote there): "Belgrade had been the center of the region under Austrian rule but was neglected under the Ottomans and Smederevo (Semendire) was the administrative center. Nevertheless, Belgrade eventually became the seat of a pasha with the title of vizier and the Sanjak began to be referred to as the Pashaluk of Belgrade, although it was still called the Sanjak of Smederevo in official documents." Does it refer to 1521 perhaps or to some other year? As for the Eyalet of Temeşvar, I think that current shorter name is better. We do not need too long names for the articles. PANONIAN (talk) 01:25, 21 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Timişoara Province, Ottoman Empire[edit]

Could you please vote again here if you want:

PANONIAN (talk) 01:26, 25 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think you may be interested in checking this new article. I placed a {NPOV} tag there. --Ghirla | talk 13:27, 8 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

German Wikipedians' noticeboard[edit]

Hello LuiKhuntek! As you are a contributor who has frequently worked on central and eastern European topics, you might be interested in the recently-created noticeboard for articles concerning German-related topics. Feel free to participate with the project if you are interested! Olessi 01:48, 9 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mount Baekdu[edit]

Thank you for the heads-up on voting procedures on moving pages. This is actually my first time moving pages via administrator's aid, and I didn't know the procedure quite well. Deiaemeth 22:22, 13 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please vote on move request[edit]

You should vote on your proposed move at Talk:Baitou Mountain. Nominations are not always counted as a vote. LuiKhuntek 22:18, 13 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, but I didn't propose that page for moving. --Fibonacci 00:46, 14 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry about that. Your tag appeared along with another at the nomination here: Wikipedia:Requested_moves#13_February_2006. Wasn't sure who owned it... LuiKhuntek 03:01, 14 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for notifying me. I have now removed my signature from that nomination. --Fibonacci 03:10, 14 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

non-Arab Middle East Christians[edit]

I think you should have a look at the doings of some anti-Arab Christian activists who designed a totally inaccurate and propagandist Syriacs box, mentioning Maronites and Melkites as ethnically "Syriacs", thus non-Arabs, which I proposed for deletion here. There are non-Arab Christians in the region, be they Armenians or Assyrians, but these fanatics include Arabized Christians in their anti-Arab dreams. Pylambert 23:07, 15 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gorizia and Gradisca[edit]

I checked the translations and everything seems to be correct. About Gradiščanska, I have to admit I don't recall ever hearing about the region around Gradisca being reffered to as Gradiščanska in Slovenian, but then again I don't recall hearing it at all. However I did check the Enciklopedija Slovenije, and it is mentioned a couple of times, so I'm guessing the name is correct. edolen1 16:27, 17 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gorizia and Gradisca[edit]

Thanks for creating the article, I'm from a village that belonged to that county and it was on my to do list. I've expanded a little bit about culture, I hadn0t so much time so I think there are quite a few errors, anyway I plan to expand it more if I'll have some spare time--Klenje 13:13, 18 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

China Rivers[edit]

Saw your work on China rivers. Thanks for the clean-up. One thing you deleted that I have a question about is the little explanation of the different parts of Changjiang. Should'nt there be something to explain that Yangzte, Changjiang, and Jinsha are different eyt the same? Just my opinion.Mike 19:26, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • The river question... haven't noticed any discussion about the format. I just started addding to the majority format at the time... which was for many the entire Chinese name including he, shui, or jiang + River. Of course that doesn't make much sense. I'm cool with how you changed it. No use being redundant... again and again.Mike 13:28, 28 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Not sure whether we should go with the Chinese name with the Chinese word for river included, or with just the name and then river in English.Mike 01:09, 1 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • I aggree... river name then "River". Do you think that since it's a list of rivers in China we should use the Chinese name and the international norm name too?Mike 01:55, 1 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, I was wondering if you wouldn't mind lending your opinion to a content dispute that I am currently involved in on University of South Carolina. As you may know, USC has a strong rivalry with Clemson University. I feel that the athletics section of the article should discuss this rivalry, and I feel that this discussion should include a reference to the overall record between the two schools in various major sports. Other editors have disagreed, and feel that the record should not be mentioned. As it happens, Clemson leads in two of the discussed sports and USC leads in the third. I would appreciate it if you would consider lending your opinion on this issue on Talk:University of South Carolina. Thanks! Ëvilphoenix Burn! 00:41, 30 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kingdom of Cochin[edit]

Thanks for the clarification! Smile.gif -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu_Joseph |TALK 05:08, 23 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey Ajax, I wanted to let you know that I have nominated Arlington County, Virginia as a candidate for US Collaboration of the Week. The article is in need of much help and with a little group effort, it could be brought to Featured Article status! I brought this to your attention as I have seen you have contributed to the article in the recent past. Please cast your vote with your signature at the US Collaboration of the Week page under Arlington County, Virginia. --Caponer 01:56, 7 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Virginia Highways[edit]

Hey, we're up and running at Wikipedia:WikiProject Virginia Highways. --MPD01605 01:29, 10 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

english version[edit]

There is a move request under discussion at Talk:House of Karadjordjević Henq 09:42, 1 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Ajax. Ive noticed by your edits to the Gibraltar page that you can transliterate arabic using the proper letters (with the dots under the T ect...)When you have the time, could you have a look at the article Arabic influence on the Spanish language and maybe give me a hand with the transliteration? Thanks alot.


Thanks alot for the list Ajax!

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for notifying me about the voting. Adam78 19:08, 20 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thank you!!![edit]

Thank you AjaxSmack for informing me about the Names of European cities in different languages deletion proposal.--Pjetër Bogdani III 13:10, 21 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cyrillic spellings in Ukraine[edit]

Could you please see my question at Talk:Budjak#Cyrillic? Thanks. - Jmabel | Talk 18:39, 22 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. - Jmabel | Talk 02:32, 24 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

State Great Khural move[edit]

Hi -- I rerequested to move of "State Great Khural" to "State Great Hural" that you opposed -- just thought I should let you know in case you want to vote again. Joriki 10:34, 29 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed Georgia Move[edit]

As a past participant in the discussion on how to handle the Georgia pages, I thought you might be interested to know that there's a new attempt to reach consensus on the matter being addressed at Talk:Georgia (country)#Requested_Move_-_July_2006. Please come by and share your thoughts to help form a consensus. --Vengeful Cynic 04:19, 8 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

move request Talk:John II Casimir of Poland

Final state highway naming conventions debate[edit]

AjaxSmack, your participation is welcome in the Wikipedia:State route naming conventions poll. Please give your input as to the process by 23:59 UTC on August 8.

Regards, Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 22:58, 5 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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"Current part"[edit]

What is this [1], Ajax? "Currently"? Were you not careful when you were writing this into the article, or you have had bad intentions?
I hope you weren't careful enough. Kubura 23:49, 13 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Are you sure 箍 = 塊 in Taiwanese? I think 箍 means something else. [2] --Chochopk 05:23, 21 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Currency name[edit]

Per Wikipedia:WikiProject Numismatics/Style, currency unit should use local form, e.g. Chinese wen, not Chinese cash. If you have any concern, please discuss at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Numismatics. --Chochopk 07:52, 21 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I understand your point. But this is rather an old topic. I think the style guide implies transliterating into Latin alphabets if the local language is not. If you still have concern, please go to the numismatic discuss page. --Chochopk 08:20, 21 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kuali = Guali[edit]

Hello :) I noticed that in this edit you changed Kuali to Guali. Could you put in the authentic original Chinese characters for this transliteration and a source on the same article please? Many thanks.

You are a god!

FFX County routebox[edit]

I did what I could. I turned it into one box, instead of five small boxes. Here's what you need to do though: find a way to make a separation (such as a blank space or black line) between the various 'end' and 'beginning' sections, so that it doesn't look so overwhelming. The shields need to be changed, too, but I can work on this if you'll take care of cleaning up the article in general. --MPD01605 (T / C) 06:42, 28 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for creating the article! I'll try to add some info from the German wiki in the future. Olessi 05:18, 31 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Names of the counties[edit]

You have my answer here:ževci_(former_county) The move of the names was discussed and the reasons are explained there. PANONIAN (talk) 18:27, 5 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


In Arabic, "jama'" means "mosque" or "the place where people gather". It most likely refers to the Old Central Mosque not the city itself, as older natives simply call it "the jama'" or "the mosque" (according to the Wikipedia entry). However, there's no mention for this in the link you showed me. That article mentioned some of the famous mosques in Nizwa like "the famous jama' of Nizwa" and "jama' sa'al". If you'd like me to translate that article, drop me a line. ~MK (talk) 05:00, 13 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I apologize for spamming your talk page, but since you had contributed in the past to the WP:NC(GN) proposal, which is currently ready for a wider consultation, I thought you might want to give it another look now and, hopefully, suggest some final improvements. Thanks. --Lysytalk 22:56, 18 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Aden protectorate[edit]

I fully intend to see restored the minimal details you deleted on individual states. A list of Arabic names without any details makes about as much sence as a laundy list in Martian (except to those who already know). Fastifex 23:23, 20 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just curious, but where did you find references regarding the unincorporated towns? I live in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area (Chesapeake for the last two years), and I cannot find any references to these being unincorporated towns. All real estate deeds, maps, etc etc ad infinitum refer to the city proper (Chesapeake vice Great Bridge, Virginia Beach vice Kempsville). Locals refer to the area by community name, owing back to the days prior to city incorporation, but that is for historical reference and community pride vice any legal entity. Even the wikipedia entry for Great Bridge lists it as a community. I wanted to touch base with you first before I remove those entries.

Supersquid 23:40, 22 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

By definition, unincorporated towns are not legal entities. None of the other towns on the list are legal entities either. You are correct that they are communities and as Wikipedia notes, a town is a "a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands." It's just that the word community is extremely vague ("a group of people who interact and share certain things as a group") and the word town narrows the scope of the list to populated places that are not in the incorporated places lists at List of towns in Virginia and List of cities in Virginia. - AjaxSmack 23:58, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Ehhh that seems like a really slippery slope... if it isn't a city or incorporated town, then it's an unincorporated town, is what I take from that. Heh, then that list is woefully incomplete, because it leaves out places like Pungo, Blackwater, Uniontown, Back Bay, North Landing, Centerville... and these are just the places around where I live :-)
But I disagree that they're towns. They may have been (I know Pungo was) but in 1963 the entire county of Princess Anne was consolidated as the Independent City of Virginia Beach. In fact, if you read further down on the definition of town, in Virginia it states
In Virginia, a town is an incorporated municipality similar to a city (though with a smaller required minimum population), but while cities are by Virginia law independent of counties, towns are contained within a county.
By that definition, since Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Portsmouth are all independent cities with no corresponding county, the communities in the list are not unincorporated and therefore shouldn't be on the list.
Supersquid 00:26, 23 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The passage you cite above refers to incorporated towns, i.e. those on the List of towns in Virginia. You're right that the list is woefully incomplete. That's why there's a Template:Virginia-stub tag at the bottom. The solution is to add Pungo, Blackwater, Whaleyville, etc. to the list. Otherwise, by your reasoning, the entire list should be deleted because none of the places on it are incorporated. (If you're worried about the list becoming too long, note the dearth of editing activity since its creation. If it does become a problem, the line "list of important population centers" is a green light to cull.) - AjaxSmack 00:40, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

I dunno... I say that Yorktown is a perfect example to what I feel truly merits definition of an unincorporated town. Small population, no independent municipal government (ie no mayor, no city police) in a specific county (in this case, York County). Whaleyville has actually been incorporated into the Independent City of Suffolk, which does have it's own police force, it's own mayor, etc etc. Check out Census-designated place.
I'm not worried overly about the length of the list... and it's hard to determine what is considered admissible in a "list of important population centers." I figured if we went with the definition of actual Census Designated Places (aka unincorporated towns) then we keep the list accurate. Let's move this to the article's discussion page (where it should be... don't mean to clutter your user talk page lol), and maybe we can get some other user's inputs on this and make it worthy of Wikipedia.

Supersquid 01:05, 23 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Beled Ingris[edit]

I think it means Land of the English. Beled (بلد) means country or land. But I'm not so sure about the meaning of Ingris. Some people, especially in Arabia, (informally) call the English people Ingris instead of Inglis (إنجليز). But I searched this on Google and didn't find much results. ~MK (talk) 13:35, 23 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I think "de-piped pig link" was one of my better edit summaries. Ben-w 22:20, 16 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Appreciate your advising me that Skåneland, once again, is up for renaming discusson. Somewhere in the history we've lost the last debate, but I've resurrected some of the material. Skål - Williamborg (Bill) 05:20, 21 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Virginia highways[edit]

I'm changing it to the State Route style in accordance with WP:USSH. --NE2 23:44, 21 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The plan (if the move vote passes, as it looks like it will) is to split the 'Passing' section from Pass to become the disambig page for 'Passing'. That covers 'Overtaking'. --AliceJMarkham 23:28, 30 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, the plan changed ever so slightly. I ended up reverting the split of 'Passing' from Pass and redirecting 'Passing' to 'Pass'. A couple of us got very enthusiastic about cleaning up the rather cluttered 'Pass' page. Much tidier all round if you ask me. :) --AliceJMarkham 07:59, 3 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi. Most of the those maps are not very old. They show Al-Ahsa as an Imara (principality) before the unification of Saudi Arabia. Al-Ahsa and most of the current main regions of Saudi Arabia were seperate in the past (19th and early 20th centuries). However, if you look at this older map [3], you'll notice the (yellow) region I was talking about.

"Bahrain up until 1521 comprised the bigger region of Ahsa, Qatif (both are now the eastern province of Saudi Arabia) as well as Awal (now Bahrain Islands). The region stretched from what is now Kuwait to Oman. This was Iqlim Al-Bahrain (Province of Bahrain). In 1521, the Portuguese separated Awal (now Bahrain) from the rest and since then the name of Bahrain specifically referred to today’s Bahrain." from [4].
"In early Islamic history, the name Bahrain applied loosely to the area embracing the oases of Hasa and Qatif on the eastern coast of Arabia as well as to the archipelago lying just a few miles offshore. Later the name came to be restricted to the islands." from [5] (also read more of that article and you'll find out how Al-Ahsa became a part of Saudi Arabia).
"In 287/900, the Qarmatians acquired control of Hajar, the seat of the Abbasid governor. The Abbasid caliph Mutadid (d. 289/902) sent an army of 2000 men against them, but were defeated. In 290/903, Hajar was finally subdued after a long siege laid by Abu Sa'id. He established his headquarters at al-Ahsa (or al-Lahsa), which became the capital of the Jannabid rule of the Qarmatians of Bahrain in 314/926." from [6].

See also: [7]. MK (talk) 15:39, 4 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I totally agree with you, but I think that using two different spellings (for Al-Ahsa/Hasa) isn't correct. However, both of them are acceptable transliterations, and both of them are used (in the past and at the moment). There's only one way to write the word in Arabic (الأحساء), but the pronunciation varies from a dialect to another. In formal Arabic, it's pronounced Al-Ahsa'. However, people there (in Al-Ahsa) call it El-Hasa. So I think it's better that Wikipedia sticks with one of them.
Al-Ahsa is the plural of Hessi (حسي), which means the rocky ground that is covered by a sandy layer, which stores rainwater. It was called Al-Ahsa because it had many of those grounds. Previously, it was called Hajr wal-Bahrain (هجر والبحرين), and then Ahsa' bani Sa'ad (أحساء بني سعد). Between 500 B.C. and 300 A.D., the principality of Al-Jarha (إمارة الجرهاء) existed on its lands. This was taken from [8].
As a side note, I'd like to tell you that I visited Al-Ahsa more than once last year. I noticed that InterContinental, which was probably the best hotel there, called their branch Al-Ahsa in English (see [9]). But still, many other sources call it Al-Hasa or whatever else. For example, Google translates it to Hassa, which is also an acceptable transliteration. If you search for it using Google, you'll find a variety of transliterations (google:الأحساء).
To sum up, I don't think that using two different spellings for this region here is an accurate thing. This happens to almost all Arabic names, even the most famous ones. The reason is that usually there's no one official/general way to write Arabic words in English. Personally, I think that Al-Ahsa is the closest spelling to the formal Arabic pronunciation, but I don't consider other spellings wrong. Are you sure of that Al-Hasa/Al-Ahsa refered to two different regions in English? Because I believe that's incorrect. MK (talk) 13:25, 5 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Move Lombard language[edit]

Hello, I noticed you warned Lorenzino about a new proposal of moving Lombard (lnguistics) page back to its natural title of Lombard language. Many thanks! Anyway, since this vote is still open, I kindly ask you oppose to the original move of Lombard language to Lombard (lnguistics). Sorry for not watching enough. Please, let's keep in touch. Bests, --10caart 11:19, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey, would you mind checking out the Partium article to see if it's neutral now? It's gone through a lot of changes since you last edited it. Thanks, Khoikhoi 05:47, 24 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Move request at First Republic of Czechoslovakia[edit]

I totally forgot to vote. Thanks for pointing it out. - TheMightyQuill 05:05, 11 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A number of things[edit]

(1) Have you noticed your talk page is a virginia stub? (2) Re any changing or shifting issues in the Indonesia project - it potentially sets a precedent for the whole WP Indonesia project - so please take this opportunity to look at the project as a whole - or place a comment on the Talk page of the project ratrher than an isloated article. Best wishes SatuSuro 11:58, 8 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please see the comments on the two (that we have found so far) regarding the change proposals, thanks SatuSuro 12:21, 8 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sources for districts[edit]

  • You can find the districts of Kenya here: [10]
  • Here are the zones of the Somali region of Ethiopia:[11]
  • Here are the districts (woredas) of the Somali region of Ethiopia: [12]
  • More Ethiopia maps here [13]
  • Here are the regions of Somalia: [14]
  • Here are the districts of Somalia: [15]


Thanks a lot for the headsup. I'll do what's necessary.Cameron Nedland 04:03, 13 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! Please join us! Chris 07:54, 13 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Using English[edit]

Hello - I'm contacting you because of your involvement with using English instead of foreign terms in articles. A few are trying to "Anglicise" French terms in Wiki articles according to current guidelines but there is some resistance (eg/: "Région => Region"; "Département => Departement"). Your input would be appreciated here page. Thankyou. --Bob 16:05, 18 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Labour Party (Netherlands) move proposal[edit]

Hey AjaxSmack,

You moved a proposal to move because you said you opposed, yet you didn't leave a comment as to why. Mind elobarating more on the issue?

cheers JackSparrow Ninja 02:01, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


After five days with no discussion, this RM could use a simple endorsement. Gene Nygaard 06:14, 3 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The page "Palatinate of the Rhine" has been moved to "Palatinate (region)". Navou banter / review me 23:07, 4 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The page "Barbarism (grammar)" has been moved to "Barbarism (linguistics)". Navou banter / review me 23:10, 4 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please check for redirects if you get a chance. Best regards, Navou banter / review me 23:16, 4 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WP:RM request for graupel[edit]

Done, but I think there are some double (and triple) redirects left that I don't have time to chase down; please fix when you get a chance. Thanks. Opabinia regalis 23:12, 4 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Trentino-Alto Adige[edit]

I noticed that Markusseup, John k, you and me are in favour of changing the name into Trentino-Alto Adige. Do we need to start another survey? --Checco 09:49, 27 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interwiki removal[edit]

Hmm... I don't think it's a bug. Maybe, there was an interwiki conflict? Now, I disabled interwiki removal function in bot. Thans for reporting a bug. - VasilievVV 06:11, 15 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mongolian barbecue[edit]

Updated DYK query On 10 May, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Mongolian barbecue, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

I love Mongolian barbecue and I had no idea about this, but it totally makes sense because I remember it being really popular in Taiwan among my cousins. --howcheng {chat} 18:51, 10 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AjaxSmack, very unfortunately, Mongolian Barbecue was not invented in Taiwan and it's a Japanese cuisine, "Jingisukan" (transliteration of Genghis Khan) invented around 1920s This name appears in a cookbook by 1926 with a first specialty restaurant by 1936. There is already the article on this in Japanese wikipedia [16] and thus I'm going to propose that either this article be moved to Jingisukan or completely rewritten from scratch. Also, the claim that Mongolian soldiers used their shield to cook meat is a fanciful tale invented after dish became popular. Shields that Mongolian troops had used were usually wood and covered with animal skins and thus impossible. --Revth 05:52, 11 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dokdo RM poll[edit]

Hey, could you participate in a new poll for Dokdo? The candidates include Liancourt Rocks, Takeshima, and the new Takeshima/Dokdo variations suggested by user:Macgruder. I'm informing you because you voted on the last poll. Thanks. (Wikimachine 18:56, 21 May 2007 (UTC))Reply[reply]

A discussion at the ANI involving you[edit]

Hi AjaxSmack. There is ongoing discussion at the ANI where your name appeared. It is due to your restoration of a merge tag here. As per the ANI discussion, could you please try to leave a comment at the article page whenever you tag or restore {merge}. Thanks on advance. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up® 20:43, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I don't have anything to add on the discussion about what to call the one that runs through SUEW and DUEW, but I did notice you'd taken time to restructure and thereby to render the existing article more coherent. Needed doing. Thank you. Charles01 05:53, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Turkish district[edit]

Hey Ajax - the district(s) I mentioned were for Bozcaada - which now redirects to Bozcaada (district), and Gökçeada - which now redirects to Gökçeada (district). They originally kept going to Tenedos and Imbros, because there were users insisting upon such usage for those that are known under the Turkish (and proper) name - not the historical name(s). It is a 'happy' split, and one I can see the same for the whole "Province of Bolzano-Bozen" and "South Tyrol" conflict. Rarelibra 21:10, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notability of Lithia water[edit]

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Can you please find version of text which speak about Banat, Bačka and Baranja so that this is not misleading and PANONIAN stop to play revert games. You are having census data on discussion page. For your information I having many revert wars with PANONIAN like users from Hungary and Romania because of his misleading articles in which he want to show how Vojvodina has always been Serbian land. I will not give you examples of this others discussions and revert wars it is better for you to stay out :)) --Rjecina 01:22, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I do not see this article like place nationalistic wars. I see 1 nationalistic user which is fighting against others user in his wish to sell his version of truth. With this cultural, polite policy we only support future conflict and new Hitlers which are creating new history to explain future wars. There is only one real history all others can ease become dangerous myths which we must fight. --Rjecina 14:44, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello. Sorry, now I see it is also used in English. It just seems quite weird for us, people of the Czech Republic, as the term "Moravské Slovensko", Czech equivalent of Moravian Slovakia, is not used in the country. In the Czech Republic, only Slovácko form is commonly used. - Darwinek 11:03, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UAE disambigs[edit]

Hi Ajax. I will try to look through the various articles over the next week or so. To be honest, except for superficial edits, I've avoided the UAE. (Both odd and understable, I'd suggest.) I do agree with the broad principal that city and emirate should have their own articles. But it's been a couple of years since I've actually looked them. Marskell 19:42, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page Move[edit]

Hello AjaxSmack, could you help us move South Tyrol to Province of Bolzano-Bozen as found through our discussions? It requires an admin to move the page because of Province of Bolzano-Bozen existing already. Icsunonove 21:50, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

History pages[edit]

Hi AjaxSmack, thanks for setting up the discussion. I've put in my $0.02. I more and more like this idea of moving the history content to Tirol. Then having the History of pages redirecting to there, but still have South Tyrol and Alto Adige redirect to Province of BZ (and likewise Trentino to Province of TN). Icsunonove 03:24, 19 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I provided input at the discussion. Also, as I said there, I put top page links to Tyrol (disambiguation) to prevent any potential confusion. Also, I restructured the disamblig page for improved clarity on what are present-day political units and what are historical regions, so you may want to take a look at that. —AldeBaer 11:17, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Yes I know... the same old, boring conflict Italian vs German name, but I think in this case i have the Naming Conventions on my side. Maybe you're interested, Mai-Sachme 16:04, 21 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please Help[edit]

Hi AjaxSmack, please, please help key an eye on Province of Bolzano-Bozen. We had a great group of editors finally move this page to the multilingual provincial name, as cited in Brittanica (!!). Gryffindor is now having a hissy fit and saying this is the work of some "Italian" sham vote. [17] Gryffindor is going back and reverting edits in mass [18]. I've personally had enough of Gryffindor's abuses on Wikipedia. Please give advice on how we can have him investigated for the Administrative abuses he has been guilty of since 2005. Icsunonove 05:08, 27 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, changes in British India as yet unwarranted[edit]

Hi AjaxSmack, Sorry, I was busy, but that discussion that took place, I'm afraid, doesn't warrant any changes yet. I'm afraid the level of the discussion was poor, with most people not clear on the history. Such a change, as I suggest on the talk page, requires an RfC in History, Politics, and the India pages. Also you can't have British Indian Empire beginning in 1858. I think at this point, the best thing is to revert to the last stable version, and please consider replying to my suggestions on the talk page of British Raj. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 16:46, 28 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Third Opinion request[edit]

The third opinion request for User talk:Stemonitis has been removed from WP:3o. Third opinion isn't really appropriate in this case since it seems you're basically trying to dispute the outcome of an admin's decision in closing an WP:RM discussion. Also, the discussion is still continuing with other editors on the article's talk page, which violates the 3o guideline of "two editors only." I'd suggest if you still want to bring other editor(s) into the discussion that you consider using WP:RFC/HIST or something like that. Otherwise, see if you reach another consensus with the continuing discussion at Talk:British Raj. --Darkwind (talk) 17:53, 28 August 2007 (UTC1)

You're Invited![edit]

Dravidische Sprachen.png Hello! I thought you may be interested in joining WikiProject Dravidian civilizations. We work on creating, expanding and making general changes to Dravidian related articles. If you would be interested in joining feel free to visit the Participants Page! Thank You.

Wiki Raja 22:46, 29 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you could please put in your opinion at the talk page, as a certain user has returned. Icsunonove 00:46, 30 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Alex, I would very much like to merge/improve the articles, but there's been a change in my work situation and I haven't got as much time available for this sort of thing as I used to...:)

It will also be tricky as the two articles need a major reworking to put them into some kind of shape.

Bathrobe 06:29, 31 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alex, for a long time I couldn't figure out what should be done to merge the articles on cheongsam and qipao without making major changes. I've finally figured it out. I don't think they need to be merged. I think it's fine to have separate articles. All that is needed is a change in naming.
At cheongsam, I've changed all occurrences of 'cheongsam' to changshan. That's the standard Chinese name for this male item of clothing. It was totally wrong to write the article using the Cantonese and English name 'cheongsam' which, as I pointed out ad nauseum, is different in meaning from the standard Chinese name changshan. With this change, and a few changes in the text, suddenly the article makes sense!
All that's needed now is for the article to be moved to Changshan. I realise that this is introducing yet another foreign word into English Wikipedia, but it seems the lesser evil than totally warping the meaning of 'cheongsam'.
I'm also thinking about moving qipao to the space left by 'cheongsam', but I'm not sure if this is necessary. The qipao article is highly annoying the way it switches between cheongsam and qipao from section to section, from sentence to sentence. I'm sure that Chinese speakers have a hand in this, but I also suspect that 'qipao' is also catching on in English as the new way of referring to the cheongsam.
Bathrobe (talk) 11:44, 25 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: RM consensus[edit]

Hi AS;

I've already replied to it. I think it needs to be addressed as well. Charles 08:41, 31 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move for slayer article[edit]

Since you participated in related discussion, you might be interested in this.

Happy editing! --Qsaw (talk) 19:57, 26 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jazirat at-Tair[edit]

Yemen's Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation refers to the island as Jabal al-Tair Island. [19] It's also the most common use of the term across the internet. Of course, I'm just going on what I've been able to find, so I could be wrong. —Viriditas | Talk 05:05, 1 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

When I created the Navbox music template, it had the groups across the top, so it looked very similar to what it did before I converted it. TigerK 69 has since been along and edited the Navbox music template so that the groups are now down the left. It may be best just to revert it back to before my edit if you would prefer it in the format it was in before. There's also a discussion about it all at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Musicians#Navboxes which you could comment on if you want saying that the groups look better across the top rather than down the side.


I've attempted to make a first draft of a new Halifax, Nova Scotia article, in my userspace here. It's in a very rough-and-ready form, and needs a lot of tidying, sorting, and being made consistent, as well as a proper opening, before it's ready. But it should give an idea as to what I believe that article should contain. Your thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks, --RFBailey 17:26, 6 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for the support at the move proposal for the Amritsar Massacre, however it appears one oppose, one 'I don't care' and several supports isn't consensus. Narson (talk) 01:39, 25 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I may have replied testily; if so, I regret it. What would you consider evidence? Septentrionalis PMAnderson 05:35, 7 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Category restoration[edit]

Sorry about removing the categories. I didn't know it is acceptable and it caused problems with automatic tagging of album articles with my bot. Seems that I have to find another workaround. Regards, Jogers (talk) 12:50, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No worries, you didn't sound harsh at all. I use Jogersbot to add {{album}} tag to talk pages of articles about albums which haven't been tagged yet. I make a list of pages categorized as albums, convert them to talk namespace and automatically add the tags using Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser. The problem is that redirects generally shouldn't be tagged and the bot also automatically remove album tags from redirect's talk pages from time to time. Having redirects categorized as albums causes the bot to continuously add and remove the tag in the same page. Jogers (talk) 18:57, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Globalize tags at oil price[edit]

Hi, you've come upon an issue that is in the middle of being addressed. Could you give your view at the talk page on what could be done to make the article more globally applicable. What my impression of the hurdles to this are:

  1. Oil is traded world wide in dollars... no way around that one.
  2. The absolute purchasing power (see also here) of various currencies makes a direct comparison of exchange rates difficult for non-economists (OK, it's not easy for economists either)

Any suggestions?

Also, is there something you would add to or change about this section (note that there is more discussion of the European situation at the head of the Effects section)? Thanks, NJGW (talk) 07:07, 9 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tara Wilson move[edit]

Thanks for taking care of this for me. I'll be creating the page for the actress soonish. Alan (talk) 17:50, 22 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Non-free images in discography and list articles[edit]

Please carefully read Wikipedia:Non-free content, and stop re-adding nonfree images in list articles such as discographies. There have been frequent conversations on this topic and consensus has held that such uses are not allowed. If you feel that policy or interpretation should change, you are welcome to join in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Non-free content, but please do not continue to edit disruptively to violate the current policy. Thanks. (ESkog)(Talk) 18:17, 25 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Brunei ringgit to dollar move[edit]

Just wanted to say thanks for the support of the move. --Novelty (talk) 01:01, 30 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unrelated to the above, but I've changed my conditional support to a support. --Novelty (talk) 04:16, 5 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kings of Cilicia[edit]

Considering your involvement at Talk:Levon V of Armenia#Requested move, can I get you to look at User:Srnec/Kings of Cilicia and tell me what you think of these proposed moves before I do them? It is designed to remove all inconsistency and ambiguity and favours English forms for non-Armenian names and whatever Armenian anglicisation is most popular in English texts for Armenian names. I am very open to changing "Thoros" to "Toros" or "Hetoum" to "Hethum" based on evidence of superior usage. Srnec (talk) 21:19, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Complete Opera Bloke (Kobbe)[edit]

Hi Aj, I was a bit out of the loop last week and too slow to get there with the article split, but the result seems good. Thanks for letting me know and asking, anyway! Best wishes, Sedgefoot (talk) 22:09, 4 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Knock it off[edit]

I specifically deleted my comments because I felt they were non-contributory to the discussion, in an attempt to calm things down. You had no business UNdeleting them. Do not re-instate my comments. Just drop it already. --Hammersoft (talk) 04:07, 13 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Template:Country data Zululand flag[edit]

Hi! I honestly have no idea about what needs to be done regarding flags, I just mass-protected them all because of the risk of vandalism. Could you please point your query to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Flag Template? east.718 at 02:51, February 22, 2008

Sorry, but I remain loathe to mess with things I have no knowledge about. I apologize for sending you around in circles, but as a last-ditch effort, could you run it by Andrwsc, who is active and is the most knowledgeable person regarding flags I'm aware of? Thanks. east.718 at 20:08, March 4, 2008

Mongolian tögrög[edit]

I have started a discussion at Mongolian tögrög about the proper name for the currency. The new criteria at the Numismatics project don't provide a clearcut answer. Numismatic catalogues, on Dove1950's own admission, use "tugrik" or "tughrik". But the Bank of Mongolia website uses "togrog". Google favours "Mongolian tugrik" over "Mongolian tögrög" by about 2,000:1, but Google results aren't among the criteria. I wonder if you have any insight on this?

(User:Latebird seems open to such a move if we can find recent data showing that "tugrik" is more common than "tögrög". His stance here is much less conservative (i.e. more receptive to new names) than it is at Ulaanbaatar, where even recent data on the growing popularity of Ulaanbaatar is not enough to convince him that Ulan Bator should be moved to Ulaanbaatar.)

Bathrobe (talk) 04:19, 28 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


AjaxSmack, I noticed your comment at Ulaanbaatar:

None of this is controversial but it doesn't really matter anyway. Nice was never a part of Italy but the Italian name is listed prominently. Ditto with Nancy, Listing a foreign language name does not denote a territorial claim or signify any type of chauvinism, it's just part of the knowledge that makes up an encyclopedia.

In fact, I have tried listing the Mongolian name of Irkutsk, Эрхүү, at that article but ran into opposition from an American-Russian editor. I eventually backed down and deleted the name from the head of the article (and was unable to find a place in the article where it could be mentioned naturally), but I still feel as you do about the possiblility of listing foreign names -- listing them doesn't signify a territorial claim or chauvinism, just part of the knowledge that makes up an encyclopedia. Since Irkutsk was originally founded in Mongolian-speaking territory and is named after a river (the Irkut or Эрхүү) that ran in such territory, I can't see the harm in adding the name. At any rate, I wondered what you might think about a case like this.

Bathrobe (talk) 06:01, 28 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for adding that. I think it's definitely better having the Buryat name there. I was able to confirm that Эрхүү was the Buryat name of the river, but had no information on the name of the city.
Bathrobe (talk) 07:26, 28 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Qinghai Lake[edit]

Dear AjaxSmack! In your last edit you erased Mongolian and Tibetan names explanation from article text. In your commentary you are declaring these names as foreign. It would be not any news for you that Tibetans are native population for the region and the same with Mongolians. So why you call them foreigners?. You know, I guess, that the most part of Tibetans and Mongolians live in China and Qinghai Lake region is one of the territories historically populated with these nations. In simple words, they are native. But I can note that Mongolian name with using Cyrillic (not traditional Mongol alphabet) is not correct - only this sentence (Cyrillic) is possible clame foreign. Bogomolov.PL (talk) 06:23, 4 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

belated re:Kings of Cilicia[edit]

Good for moving Smpad to Sempad. Sounds/looks better that way. If you wish to move Hetoums, I'd prefer Hethum, but I won't be bothered if they stay where they're at or go to Het'um. It's a small matter of preference (though one user got mad at me over it once and we got into a brief edit war/arguing match). Srnec (talk) 06:54, 4 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, since you took part in the discussion about renaming this article, you may be interested in participating in a most evil poll to determine the public opinion on the naming issue. --Illythr (talk) 20:06, 5 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Treaty of Jassy was written in three languages, Russian, Arabic (Turkish) and German since a copy was forwarded to Russia's ally, Austria. Catherine IInd also was much more conversant in German then Russian.--mrg3105 (comms) ♠♣ 00:59, 6 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
When you say "It's also the Polish, Dutch, and Swedish name for Iaşi but that doesn't mean it's not English.", are you referring to the post-1944 sources to the operation in these languages? In any case, I'm not sure how that helps to discern what the English name should be.--mrg3105 (comms) ♠♣ 02:55, 7 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yassy-Kishinev Strategic Offensive Operation[edit]

Just so you don't think I am advocating this from sheer stubbornness, my position is that good article research should discriminate between good and bad original research, even when it is the source for the article. I don't think reference work editors should compromise on article quality in any way as a proof of our integrity expected by users--mrg3105 (comms) ♠♣ 01:12, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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well done[edit]

Updated DYK query On 17 March, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Boxer Rebellion Indemnity Scholarship Program, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Victuallers (talk) 18:11, 17 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi! I just reverted an esit that removed the old spelling, but could you add a source to the Ulaanbaatar article for the ROC still referring to the city as Kulun? I have changed it into perfect tense for now as this whole recognition stuff has become much less clear-cut since 2002(?), but a source (or something official that uses the name, a Chinese site should do) would be nice anyway. The more recent the better, of course. I would try this myself, but my chinese is very rudimentary. Yaan (talk) 18:45, 19 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Qing dynasty empresses redux[edit]

Thanks for your notice. I support the move. There should be no hyphen or CamelCase according to the rules of pinyin. I have left my opinion at Wikipedia talk:History standards for China-related articles. --Neo-Jay (talk) 04:01, 21 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

While I support no hyphen and no camelcase, I don't understand the naming of empresses. I think I will observe before making a decision. Thank you for bringing this up =) Hanfresco (talk) 04:51, 21 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chinese wén[edit]

You've made a right dog's breakfast of this page now, haven't you? I hope you're please with yourself. You know perfectly well that there was no concensus for this move and yet you ploughed on regardless, ensuring as you went that the move could not be easily reversed. By all means retain the split for now but please restore the agreed nomenclature.
Dove1950 (talk) 16:22, 23 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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"Bangalore "vs "Bengaluru", again[edit]

The article on Bangalore has yet again been moved to "Bengaluru". That move was done hastily and in disregard of the long-running controversy about it and past lack of consensus for it. (It has also been made irreversible by ordinary editors.)
If your opinion is still that the article belongs at "Bangalore", please say so on the article's talkpage. -- Lonewolf BC (talk) 16:27, 3 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrative divisions of the Maldives[edit]

The "duplicates" are necessary because not all the administrative divisions correspond to the natural atoll or the section of it. This is the case in certain atolls, like Faadhippolhu, which corresponds to the Administrative division "Lhaviyani".

However, North Malé Atoll and South Malé Atoll, together with Kaashidhoo Island and Gaafaru, form the administrative division known as Kaafu Atoll, which is not equal to the plain Male' Atoll.

The same can be said for Haa Alifu, Baa, Alifu Alifu, and other Administrative divisions of the Maldives which include smaller atolls and separate off-lying islands. Mohonu (talk) 08:52, 19 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello. There's currently a dispute over which is the correct adjectival form of Moldova. It seems to me (as I've noted) that "Moldovan" is correct for the post-1991 republic, with "Moldavian" applying to the mediaeval principality of Moldavia and the Moldavian SSR. However, as you can see at Talk:Moldovan-Ukrainian relations, the dispute shows no signs of slowing down, so I suppose I'm requesting a comment from you there, particularly as this affects a range of articles. Thank you for your consideration. Biruitorul Talk 06:01, 14 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you. Just so you know, I consider you rather an expert on naming conventions, plus you can't be accused of bias either way. I'm not sure why it's such an issue either, but, you know, things you'd never expect to be controversial have a way of appearing so here at times. Biruitorul Talk 15:01, 14 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Established practice to use ß when it is commonly used in English[edit]

"We have established practice to use ß when it is commonly used in English, or there is no common usage in English." That is generally my sentiment too. Is that codified somewhere? — AjaxSmack 05:38, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

See WP:UE in general and the section "No established usage" for no common usage in English. --Philip Baird Shearer (talk)
But see the talk page also for an effort to state this, and the converse practice of using ss where it is common usage in English. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 19:37, 17 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your proposal[edit]

Just in case you hadn't noticed, I moved your diacritics proposal to a separate page, WP:Usage of diacritics.--Kotniski (talk) 07:57, 18 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Great Hunger: the "favourite hate" name poll[edit]

You participated in a recent straw poll at Talk:The Great Hunger on a possible name change. This is a friendly notice that I have opened another straw poll, this time to find the names that editors are most opposed to. If you know of anybody who did not vote in the last straw poll, but who has an interest in the name debate, please feel free to pass this on. Scolaire (talk) 14:30, 18 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

need some help[edit]

AjaxSmack, I need some good advice from you. I’m new in English Wikipedia and hardly understand the rules and traditions of the Project. I really do not understand why user JPG-GR decided that the result of my proposal on the Livonian Order talk page should be called "no consensus". I bet he even didn’t read the discussion. 6 users (including myself) supported the move and only 3 opposed. There were even more opposers to move 3 Williams to Wilhelms, but these articles were moved. For a long time the page Livonian Order was a redirect to Livonian Brothers of the Sword, until in November 2007 Termer decided that this is a good name for an article about Teutonic Order in Livonia. I have shown that the name Livonian Order is ambiguous and even incorrect. I have shown that the correct name often appears in historical books on the subject. I have even shown that the same name is used in mediaeval documents up to the end of the Livonian branch in 1561. I just can’t believe that this all was for nothing. Maybe some of my phrases were grammatically incorrect or even funny, because I’m not native English speaker, but I don’t think that it is a good reason not to read my comments. I almost fall to pieces. AjaxSmack, do I have any way to appeal that decision? — Albert Krantz. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:24, 9 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

July 21 DYK[edit]

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Ottawa roads move request[edit]

Failed. Maybe you can get an administrator to move them. I really don't feel like taking this to "other proposals", especially for something that should be unanimous. --Pwnage8 (talk) 15:33, 4 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you so much for what you've done. Much appreciated. --Pwnage8 (talk) 05:46, 6 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chinese cash[edit]

I would voice my support, but I wish to avoid anything directly involving WikiProject Numismatics. The "discussions" related to numismatic articles call up visions of angels dancing on the head of a pin. I personally feel that time would be better spent on article content rather than form. And speaking of content, the article, whether called wen or cash, is inaccurate and misleading. I wish you luck in what you are trying to accomplish, but I suspect you are facing an unending struggle when it comes to WikiProject Numismatics.Sivasova (talk) 23:26, 4 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I, too, don't care much about WikiProject Numismatics guidelines. I only became involved there because the previous version of guidelines directly conflicted with WP:CN and WP:UE. The root of my argument about Chinese cash rests on UE, CN, and WP:OR arguments which are supported by the newer numismatic guidelines. I encourage you to weigh in the debate no matter what your opinion and regardless of how you feel about the numismatic guidelines.
You say, "the article, whether called wen or cash, is inaccurate and misleading." Specifically what are you referring to? I have had some influence over the article content although the current version is User:Dove1950's iteration on the topic. Per your earlier comments on the talk page, the non-wén meanings of "cash" have been forked off into separate articles listed at Chinese cash. Though this may be overkill, there are many cash coins that were not cash (wén) denominated, some cash-denominated coins that were not struck copper cash, and then there's the weight measure called cash. This may be confusing but Wikipedia should reflect English usage which was and is to use "cash" for all three meanings. When this usage was established over a century ago, we didn't have Wikipedia talk pages to sort things out.
Also, I am interested to what unending struggle are you referring to vis-à-vis WikiProject Numismatics you are referring. — AjaxSmack 20:09, 5 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I really do not wish to be drawn into any discussion involving WikiProject Numismatics, but you deserve some indication of why I said "inaccurate and misleading" in regard to the cash/wen articles.

Entry: Chinese cash

  • Cash (Chinese coin)

(1) The traditional Chinese cash coin (round with square hole) was brozne or brass. Yes, I know bronze/brass coins are copper coins, but there is even a distinction in Chinese between "green" and "yellow" cash. The non-traditional "cash" common after 1880 were copper coins and were sometimes called coppers or copper cash in English (to distinguish them from traditional cash). In Chinese, the former were referred to as 制錢 zhìqián, the latter as 洋錢 yángqián.

  • Chinese cash (currency)

(2) Should read (currency unit). "Wen" is a currency unit (denomination), something abstract, a word or counter that appears on currency, which is physical.
(3) "Wen" was often used on paper money. It very, very rarely appeared on cash coins before the late 19th century, when it came into regular use on the new copper cash coins.

  • Cash (mass)

(4) The "and a currency equivalent to that weight in silver" could be dropped. It is misleading. English "cash" was never used in connection with silver currency.

Article: Chinese wén, Section: History

(5) The first paragraph does not explain the usage of "wen" and misleadingly implies that many currency units were employed.
(6) Second paragraph: "...usually 1000." The "number of coins in a string" as money of account was always 1000. The number of coins on a (physical) string was virtually never 1000.
(7) Second paragraph: "...equal in value to...." The copper:silver exchange rate was first fixed at 1000 cash = 1 tael in 1376 under the Ming and lasted but briefly. The official rate was again fixed at 1000 cash = 1 tael silver under the Qing in 1647. This was an ideal rate used for keeping government financial accounts. The actual market rate was different (the only time that a cash coin actually weighed 1/10 ounce with the market rate at 1000 per silver tael was probably in 1684-1702).

I am not saying that all of this data should appear in the article but I do think that an accurate and coherent simplified article cannot easily be written by someone who ignores such matters/distinctions. The Chinese coins article is excellent but stops in the 11th century. Chinese currency provides a brief (and again, in my opinion, a misleading and inaccurate) continuation. There is no article that provides a summary of Chinese monetary history.Sivasova (talk) 15:18, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

These all sound like important points and are consistent with what I've read. You will notice that I had modified the current move request to read "Chinese cash (currency unit)" as you prefer and asked for suggestions if there are other preferred titles. Please add to the debate if you wish. Also, would you consider editing and/or adding the information you presented above to the respective articles? — AjaxSmack 15:04, 9 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The article has now been moved. That may be the easy part. As it is, however, the body of the article is entirely written from the point of view of calling the currency wén. I think it needs a bit of rewriting to harmonise the title and the body.
Bathrobe (talk) 01:25, 12 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Here is a previous incarnation from early this year written in "WP:UE POV": User talk:AjaxSmack/Sandbox/Chinese cash (currency). As far as the article as it stands now, the first picture should be axed since it doesn't deal specifically with the currency unit. (It's already at Cash (Chinese coin)). Some of the info in the history section was copied from Cash (Chinese coin) and is more relevant there since it deals with the type of coin and not the currency unit. I'll get to it when things cool down. I would like it if User:Sivasova would edit the article to address his/her concerns (listed above) as well. — AjaxSmack 01:29, 12 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am not competent enough to write on this subject. I do not know anything about the use of wén as a denomination before the 20th century. Someone with a knowledge of Chinese needs to consult original Chinese sources and clarify the usage of wén.
Was wén really introduced as a currency unit in 621? Zhou inscriptions had indicated a coin's value, but the Tang inscribed their cash coins with Kai Yuan Tong Bao.
For about 13 centuries there was virtually only one coin in China, the traditional cash. The name of this coin was qian and, evidently, the denomination was one wén. In any event, English used the same word, cash, for both Chinese words.
Compare this to the situation in England, where the only coin for over five centuries was the silver penny (also known, for a time at least, as an esterlin or sterling). And no denomination was inscribed on it. The English, however, also used foreign coins, so the accounting system was more complex, and English-minted gold and other silver coins were in common use by the 14th century.
The first (non-ephemeral) non-cash (and non-copper) coin to circulate in China was the Spanish dollar from the Mexico City mint. It began circulating in Canton. When? The late 18th century? Certainly the Spanish dollar (yuan) was circulating south of the Yangtze by the time the first Chinese dollar/yuan was minted in 1837. The regular minting of Chinese silver coin only began in 1890.
Someone needs to explain how and when the different Chinese currency and accounting units were used during the Imperial period. And that is something I cannot do. — Sivasova (talk) 04:37, 13 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

British India[edit]

Your input would be appreciated at Talk:British Raj#What to do about British India. Xn4 (talk) 22:35, 28 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would like to solicit feedback concerning moving this to Adam Jones (football). It makes sense to me, but is there consensus? Please opine in the section of the article talk page. Cheers, Dlohcierekim's sock (talk) 20:44, 28 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

dab pages[edit]

Well... if I don't place a hatnote in place, people won't find things, so

  1. place hatnote
  2. request a dab page at AFC
  3. remove hatnote and replace with a dabpage link
  4. request a move at WP:RM

There's no way around placing a very large hatnote in place, so it can't be a WP:POINT. And I thought WikiPedia isn't a bureaucracy? I only requested a move for an article I was pretty sure wasn't supposed to be primary anyway. (I have done steps 1-3 for other aticles, without the WP:RM, when I don't think it's necessary) (talk) 08:06, 2 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

North China Daily News Building - Shanghai[edit]

Thanks for your earlier request. I have loaded the above mentioned image as requested. You might also notice that I have uploaded as many as possible images for the individual historic buildings on The Bund.Let me know if I can help further.Simonfieldhouse (talk) 21:49, 12 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image copyright problem with Image:Familiarity with Didoes.gif[edit]

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Vou have opposed the move of "Carinthia (Province)" to "Koroška" on language grounds and wish to retain the English name "Carinthia".
The problem is that the Slovene European-Union region of Koroska is no longer identical with the part of old Carinthia that was ceded to Yugoslavia in 1919. If you look at the link provided[1] you will see that the area of the new statistical region which the Slovene government now calls "Koroška" is about twice as large and includes a sizeable portion of Lower Styria that had never been Carinthian, an area which the Slovenes themselves still consider Styrian (Štajerska). Štajerska itself, i.e. the Slovene-speaking "Lower Styria" portion of the Habsburg Duchy of Styria exists now now merely as an idea, because it has been split into statistical regions in which that ancient name does not appear any longer, whereas for completely obscure reasons the Slovenian government wishes to keep the name "Koroška" alive.
I am of the opinion that the local name of a foreign part for which there has never existed an English name could very well be accepted into English terminology. English usage has accepted new local names even for places and areas that used to have an English name. Where has "Rhodesia" gone or "Bohemia and Moravia"? What about Formosa and Ceylon? Don't you call these islands Taiwan and Sri Lanka now? I've even been told off for using on WP the century-old English spelling of "Hapsburg"! Marschner (talk) 15:11, 27 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. ^ br >"Štajerska" were Podvelka, Ribnica, Mislinja, Sloveni Gradec, Radlje, Muta, Vuženica.
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Bridge Creeks all over the place[edit]

Hi, I saw that you had changed the Bridge Creek (John Day River) title to Bridge Creek (Oregon). The problem with this is that Oregon has many streams named Bridge Creek. Please see the GNIS list here. Adding the parent-stream name is a standard way to differentiate multiple streams with the same name in the same state. If you agree with this logic, could you please revert your change? Finetooth (talk) 01:07, 9 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK. Your logic makes as much sense as mine. Thanks for responding. Finetooth (talk) 17:53, 9 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your DYK submission of Tony Tarracino[edit]

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DYK for Tony Tarracino[edit]

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PMAnderson's abuse of MOS editors[edit]

Hi AjaxSmack. I saw your question to PMAnderson at his talkpage. Please see my answer there, and also the remarks I'm about to post at WT:MOS.

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Glad we agree[edit]

"This is an encyclopedia for the general reader, not a work of taxonomy". I'm glad we agree. --Born2cycle (talk) 03:17, 19 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interstate 840[edit]

Just wanted to drop a note regarding your moving of categories to redirects, as you did with Interstate 840 (Tennessee). I've removed those Interstate categories, as 840 in particular is not part of the Interstate highway was built entirely by the state of Tennessee to avoid the stricter Federal regulations regarding construction of such roads. Those categories really should have never been added to the main article in the first place! Seeing that you've recently performed a number of such category moves, you may want to go back and check out those other articles to see if any others should have such categories purged. Cheers! Huntster (t@c) 10:50, 22 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Sorry you had to hear the same thing three times on that talk page. That wasn't my intention when I wrote the first reply to your comment. Dekimasuよ! 03:49, 11 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • I intended to say something slightly different than Dekimasu at Talk:Marko Đoković; in any case, you have not replied. I have seen your note on Noerten/Northeim, and I trust that will converge. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 16:19, 14 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Converge to consensus, as it seems to be doing.
    • I do not believe, any more than you, that dropping diacritics by itself makes something English; but there is significant evidence (all the sources to the article, for example) that Marko Djokovic is what English writers use, and Marko Đoković isn't. (If you see this repeated there, consider it laziness, and respond where most convenient.) Septentrionalis PMAnderson 17:45, 15 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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I left you a reply at Talk:A World to Believe In. ~Moon~日の出 ~Sunrise~ 18:37, 28 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Twilight zone[edit]

You added that there is a line backtracked into the song in March 2008. I've never heard of this and am surprised it has not been questioned. I couldn't find it on Youtube and Google did not show any good results for the line. Daniel Christensen (talk) 07:32, 12 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reply here. — AjaxSmack 20:26, 12 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Abuse filter: False positives[edit]

The specific filter that was triggered by your edit has been disabled, not the entire abuse filter. Anyhow, are the restrictions still in place? --Conti| 01:23, 19 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just found the tool to give users back the autoconfirmed status. Seems you still (or again) have yours, tho, so everything should be in order now. --Conti| 01:26, 19 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


A second unilateral move has been made here, this time to Inflation (financial). I'd like to request intervention to restore the status quo ante until the issue can be properly discussed. It is highly inappropriate for issues to be decided by unilateral action. JQ (talk) 21:18, 28 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I continue to prefer Alawi or Alawite as what English actually uses; sorry to have missed it. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 18:01, 4 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This deserved promotion. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 19:11, 6 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Georgetown vs George Town revisited[edit]

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Bria Valente[edit]

Nice work sourcing the Bria Valente article. I've been meaning to get to it but haven't had the time. Good to see WP isn't completely overrun by deletionists these days, although it seems that way at times. dissolvetalk 22:54, 17 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi there! I just withdrew my opposition at Talk:Berne#Requested move after checking the numerous UK sources that use "Bern". Since you opposed per my reasoning, I thought it migth be a good idea to let you know :) Jafeluv (talk) 12:28, 6 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Input requested[edit]

Ajax, since that move was closed (and the move made), the decision has been questioned, and your opposition has been mentioned. If you could review the relevant discussions at Talk:Bern and User talk:Aervanath and throw in your current input, that would be helpful. Thanks. --Born2cycle (talk) 21:51, 21 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request move[edit]

Hello, since you participitated Talk:Assyrian_people#Requested_move, I was wondering if you could do the same for the rest of related pages at Talk:Assyrian/Syriac_diaspora#Request_Move. Iraqi (talk) 00:03, 10 July 2009 (UTC)Reply