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Deletion of Nature section on Estonia page[edit]

Hello Moxy. Amateur contributor here (I haven't used Wikipedia since, oh, 2006 or so.) I added a section on Nature to the Estonia page, because it's a very significant cultural area and the page tries to cover those kind of topics, the topics that represent the country. I didn't put this in the edit since I need citations, but there's a long history of a sort of spiritual connection to the forests (Estonia never really Christianised), and still today (and I did add this with citations) lots of respect for specific individual trees, rocks, etc, as well as a history of, say, 'myth' around it - things like the partisans that lived in the forest.

The section was removed for 'tone' and I thought it was quite neutral? What was the reason for the removal? There were citations from respected news outlets like ERR as well as at least one neutral NGO, plus an internationally targeted English-language magazine.

Or was it the quote from the president? He's a very respected president of Estonia, and his quote was there to illustrate the cultural view of the Estonian people. I thought the president was about the best possible way to represent that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:7D0:8CA8:E280:F4AA:B8:A1FF:3980 (talk) 15:06, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Moxy[edit]

I saw the discussion with Bish on your talk page. I'm afraid she was right, see [1]. I think I see what happened, you copied from this version[2] of Human rights in Saudi Arabia. That was added by an IP vandal Oct 28 2021[3] Doug Weller talk 12:01, 27 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

yup cleanup after User:Ajwadsabano...that they blocked. Moxy- 12:16, 27 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dear moxy, Almost every wikipedia, country page shows that but, it shows formation, formation is also apart of history and establishment, thats what canterbury tail told me. Dogemama73 (talk) 08:56, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I said no such thing. I removed your insertion of the Mongol invasions from the Established (Formation) fields in Japan because the Mongol Invasions have nothing to do with the establishment or formation of Japan. It's not a history section, it's about formation of the state. Unlike in some article subjects, the Mongol invasion didn't change the state or government of the country and were not successful. It's not like the Soviet invasions that put a new government in some Eastern European country. Canterbury Tail talk 19:03, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Best bring your argument to article talk page....what your adding in my view is historical events not related to its formation. Moxy- 09:10, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template notices at "Template:For timeline" and "Template:For outline"[edit]

Both notices at the top of {{For timeline}} and {{For outline}} appear to suggest a proposal to merge with each other which matches the edit summaries as well. The TfD discussion comments however indicate a merge with {{See also}} and/or {{Further}}. I assumed you meant the latter; is that right? --N8wilson 🔔 19:22, 28 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What's going on?[edit]

You probably know what this [4] [5] is about. It does not look familiar to me and I have no idea why it is on my talk page. Anyways, if there is an SPI or a harassment report somewhere there are two more IPs for you to add. Meters (talk) 06:22, 29 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thisappears to be user:Mrbeastmodeallday. We both commented in a May 24 ANI thread that resulted in his bock. Meters (talk) 06:37, 29 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not to alarm you but there was a rather unhinged, conspiracy theory rant that mentioned several editors, including you, that has been revision deleted from every place that it has been posted. It had delusions of grandeur. But if you ever want semi-protection for your User or User talk page, just let an admin know. Liz Read! Talk! 05:13, 30 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you Moxy- 06:27, 30 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Discussion (talk) 02:44, 1 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ignore the IP. His vandalism was reverted at WP:ANI. GoodDay (talk) 02:47, 1 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Desktop-wielding editors taking pity on mobile readers[edit]

Hi Moxy, elsewhere I saw some of your insightful comments about crafting the lead to help retain mobile users. I'm curious, are there any gadgets that desktop users can toggle, so desktop editors can see what mobile users see? Thanks NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 10:25, 3 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#‎User:Neplota Moxy- 17:03, 10 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stinky sock?[edit]

Me thinks, Neplota just might be a sock of a ban evading editor, looking to stir up drama. GoodDay (talk) 17:23, 10 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Somthing is wrong here I agree Moxy- 17:30, 10 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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United States[edit]

You've been away awhile? Please don't go on vacation to Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon again without me. Recently arrived editors (consensus is they're not sockpuppets) are stirring it up with deletions and—you are right—some odd new images. To me, these seem like a personal obsession with New York City and NASA. I'll let you be the judge. Mason.Jones (talk) 15:11, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yup "obsession with New York City and NASA" will leave for now..if ever a GA review we can add back the featured pictures....just got to keep an eye out as this editor is famous for missleading edit summaries, edit wars and jamming pages full of images like New York City causing mass accessibility problems...or this that wont even load for me until fixed Moxy- 19:59, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question about a copyvio[edit]

Hello, I saw you made an edit (this one) where you removed a copyright violation. Can you possibly clarify where that came from, so a copyvio revdel can be done? (Please ping me on reply). Mako001 (C)  (T)  🇺🇦 08:46, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply] Moxy- 13:11, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Modern Taino Identity[edit]

I'd appreciate your input on this topic to resolve some long disputed issues about modern Taino movements.íno#Request_for_Comment_on_Modern_Taino_Identity Poketama (talk) 23:00, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you stalking me?[edit]

  • I respectfully ask you to stop following me on articles that you would never otherwise edit. Please find something else to do. Thank you. Castncoot (talk) 04:48, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    ??? wromg person Moxy- 10:48, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Oh good, glad to hear that you aren’t. A good idea might be not to search my Contributions page on a routine basis. Best, Castncoot (talk) 23:29, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just realizes you're the picture guy...any way you could read over MOS:ACCIM ...I understand you dont care about thoses with disabilities ...but basics would help.


It's not an ad. You could reverse your edit. Books and movies about topics, especially documentaries are not advertisements. You mispelled advertisement. I guess putting this on the talk page for Zimbabwe now.Extraordinary2 (talk) 23:53, 9 August 2022 (UTC)oReply[reply]

We can find a better source for the info over a small advertisement for a doc movie. Pls review WP:PROMOTION. Stating that a documentary won an award on a country overview article is over the top. So no will not revert. Moxy- 00:15, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
THR is The Hollywood Reporter. Finding a better source is kind of silly. Movies and books win awards. You're missing all of the trees in the woods (the forest for the trees). Let us review. The current president is the subject of a film. It wouldn't matter if we were discussing 20 books about him, the election, or movies. Do you see your error?Extraordinary2 (talk) 00:47, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
ec....reply below to ::You don't have the right page. Obv. you are not right on any of this.Extraordinary2 (talk) 00:44, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
come to talk about this edit.... if multiple people are reverting you on multiple pages best slow things down so you can keep track.Moxy- 00:50, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Moxy! Need your short explanations![edit]

About that in the Philippines, I ask you an apology but why did you deleted my edit? Visayans/Bisayans are not extinct, I just expanded the ethnic groups inside the Visayans like Waray, Cebuano, and etc because obviously, Visayans live in Visayas and I thought that expanding it would be more preferable. I want a small explanation from u. Thank u!! xx Zakh Patterson (talk) 05:01, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You removed the Visayans from the list.Moxy- 11:43, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lol, I told you that Visayans are basically, a group/family of ethnic groups like the Cebuanos, Waray and etc. I don't know y'all what happened. Zakh Patterson (talk) 00:38, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Explanation of UNDO on my edits[edit]

Can you explain why do you undo the entire edits on the "flag of canada" page made the August 20th ? ChaseYUL99 (talk) 09:49, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

naval ensign? Moxy- 12:17, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply] ChaseYUL99 (talk) 13:21, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Most of the flag pages show the flags that complete the six usual flag use.
Example :,,, etc. ChaseYUL99 (talk) 13:28, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We have List of Canadian flags for that stuff.Moxy- 13:36, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And for the civil and state ensign (national flag use), was that an ok edit ? ChaseYUL99 (talk) 14:07, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Administration in the Palestine region[edit]

Your tagging of Template:Administration in the Palestine region shows up oddly in Israel#Israeli-occupied territories. It looks as though someone mis-tagged that section. Is there a way to tag so it doesn't show up in articles that way? Cheers 09:35, 25 August 2022 (UTC)

Suspected sockpuppet account[edit]

AwoIf58 would appear to be another sockpuppet of an account you have dealt with repeatedly. Just FYI. Bgsu98 (talk) 03:03, 2 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sadly this guy is making a mess of a number of articles, changing sourced text, etc. I'm not saying every edit is wrong, but most seem to be. Doug Weller talk 10:33, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Expanding the lead[edit]

Hello Moxy, any chance we might be able to collaborate on expanding the lead section at Agriculture in Canada? Regards, NeutraI (talk) 15:47, 12 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copyright violation?[edit]

Hi, I was wondering where the recent concern about a copyright violation occurred? I've been editing a number of articles and am having trouble locating where the problem originated. CheckersBoard (talk) 11:05, 14 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

stop copy pasting and you wont have that problem. Moxy- 11:10, 14 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I didn't. And I didn't write the article, I only wrote about one sport. Content I added does not read the same as other articles, plus the article includes sections on other sports so it follows that form. But the entire article is poorly sourced now that I look at it, so having it considered for deletion actually makes sense. It doesn't appear to have been properly developed anyways. CheckersBoard (talk) 11:18, 14 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

East Timor[edit]

Hi Moxy, I think I've managed to get East Timor into a reasonable state and have put it up for GAN. If you have time I would appreciate any thoughts! CMD (talk) 15:04, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

will be there shortly.......but fast review looks great!!!! Moxy- 15:57, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Indigenous population history in Canada[edit]

Hello, just wondering when you are planning to publish this page: Van00220 (talk) 02:36, 29 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Soon as I can.....doing cleanup of a few other articles first. On a side not have you ever seen WP:PROSE Moxy- 03:06, 29 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A goat for you![edit]

For dealing with pesty persons. Have a goat.

Moops T 02:05, 31 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, Moxy! Can I please revert the list? I personally worked on it and all the figures are Romanian Canadians. Thanks! .karellian-24 (talk) 14:02, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

All you need to do is add sources WP:BURDEN Moxy- 17:13, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help in Turkish page[edit]

Hi Moxy! I would like to use your expertise. One user is constantly touching images for the Turkey articles. Simply adding a filter and increasing the contrast. But this lowers the image quality and I think it is totally unnecessary. I wonder if you could help me how to stop it. Most of the images in İstanbul page already had this issue.

File:YDA-Center-03.jpg File:View_of_Levent_financial_district_from_Istanbul_Sapphire.jpg File:Bosphorus_Bridge_(235499411).jpeg File:Basilica_Cistern_after_restoration_2022_(11).jpg

Since the changes are not in the main article but in image files. I dunno what to do. Thank you for your help! Metuboy (talk) 10:00, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

you should be able to revert the changes to the files....I will look later today Moxy- 17:18, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I already did it but the user just upload the previous version again. It really destroys the image quality. If not I wouldnt care. Metuboy (talk) 13:22, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mosul: undue weight?[edit]

Hi Moxy, I noticed that you flagged my recent to Mosul about its medieval metalworking industry with template:undue weight. Which perspective did I unduly emphasize? Or did you mean that the section is disproportionately large? If that's the case then I can switch the template to template:overly detailed or maybe something similar because I'm confused to what you mean.


3 kids in a trenchcoat (talk) 01:41, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thinking this might be better on its own article Moxy- 12:30, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree, at least some of this content probably ought to be in a separate article. I'm not sure which parts should get split off, though. I think the first six paragraphs can probably stay. The two paragraphs beginning "Only two items..." and "Modern western scholarship..." I'm less sure of. Some of the ideas near the end of that second paragraph I think should probably stay. A mention of Mosul's influence in Egypt, Syria, and Iran might also be worth having. The rest can probably go. What do you think?
3 kids in a trenchcoat (talk) 08:03, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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I've been voting here for the past decade or so .... but for some reason it won't let me do a vote. Moxy- 02:18, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Click: Special:SecurePoll/vote/804 - is it giving you any error message? –xenotalk 02:33, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Says..."This election has finished, you can no longer vote." Moxy- 03:30, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's incredibly weird. Try navigating to Special:SecurePoll and then clicking the 'Vote' on the row with 2022 English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee election. –xenotalk 18:05, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK perfect. ...all good. Moxy- 18:44, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thank you ...[edit]

November songs

... for a constructive comment in the Laurence Olivier RfC, to which I referred in my arbcand questions. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:47, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello pal, sorry for changing the link, I didn't realize that my edit was odd, I will do my best in not doing that. Pablo the Helper - To your service! 16:41, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

All good Moxy- 16:53, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
User:Moxy/sandbox Moxy- 04:46, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Conflict of Interest question and casting aspersions on other editors[edit]

You have recently made a series of edits advancing a particular POV in regards to the Métis Nation of Ontario. For instance:this edit, where you seem to want to promote the group's website and a non-Native encyclopedia opinion piece on a site that just happens to have "encyclopedia" in their site name over reliable, third-party Métis and First Nations sources. What is your connection to this group? Regarding these comments you made, I'm going to repeat what I said at Talk:Métis:

Implying that cited sources and editors are "racist", or committing "race murder", for discussing the many issues with that group, such as being called out by the National Council for being "90% non-Métis", among other things, is highly inappropriate. Indigenous identity is based in citizenship, not race.
I strongly suggest you do not imply that other editors are "racist" or committing "race murder" for citing reliable sources, especially when they are members in good standing of the Indigenous editing pool here on the 'pedia.

- CorbieVreccan 18:19, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@CorbieVreccan:This is very disappointing to say the lest. Not sure how to move foreward when there is clearly an agenda to omit recognition of specific groups that have legal status. Thinking best to ask others about this as its clear that there is a problem when sources are removed or misrepresented by omitting . The comments are not from me they're from the sources that were provided... one of the sources used literary genocide..... not sure journalism is the best way to go here.....Thus far the lead has a dead source and 2 that cover Ontario ..So why the censorship ?.. The Métis (/mˈt(s)/ may-TEE(S); Canadian French: [metis]) are Indigenous peoples who inhabit Canada's three Prairie Provinces, as well as parts of British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and the Northern United States.[1][dead link][2][failed verification][3] [failed verification] . Has anyone here looked at Upper Great Lakes Métis?. Don't you find it odd the same edit has been trying to been inserted over and over..... calling in vandalism is clearly wrong when there's a multitude of sources in the article and even the statement ....the historical evidence in the Powley case was undeniable: Métis in Ontario have been standing up for their rights as a distinct group since the very beginning
  • Reimer, Gwen; Chartrand, Jean-Philippe (Jul 1, 2004). "Documenting Historic Métis in Ontario". Ethnohistory. Duke University Press. 51 (3): 567–607. doi:10.1215/00141801-51-3-567. ISSN 0014-1801.
O well not sure we have any way forward. At least the sources are there for people to see for themselves. Cindy was absolutely right about the meger years ago. Moxy- 01:46, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. ^ "Métis Nation". Library Archives Canada. 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Métis Homeland". Rupertsland Institute. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  3. ^ "Métis > Identity". Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. Canadian Geographic. Retrieved March 13, 2022.

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tag as G7....article will never get fixed point in keepMoxy- 06:05, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Breaking Point (2010TV series)" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Your recent edits to L'Anse aux Meadows[edit]

The page now has two, slightly dissimilar, "Etymology" sections. You might want to fix that :-) Udittmer (talk) 09:24, 14 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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December thanks[edit]

December songs
happy new year

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Happy New Year![edit]

Happy New Year!
Looking backwards, looking forwards, best wishes for the New Year. Happy wikifying! (Regardless of UTC, it is still January 1 where I'm posting!) Mr Serjeant Buzfuz (talk) 02:10, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year, Moxy![edit]

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January songs
happy new year

... and also from me! Today's featured article is Osbert Parsley, not by me but Amitchell125 where I commented, including the beginning of my songs. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:38, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was on vacation, click on songs and go backwards - Melitta Muszely died, RIP - the other story is 10 years old OTD ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:10, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Public opinion data on culture[edit]

Why did you delete this useful current information from a very good reliable source ? I think it should be restored. Rjensen (talk) 07:43, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok--thanks for putting it back. Rjensen (talk) 06:02, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OEG Inc Retail Cannabis[edit]

Hi Moxy, I'm the COI editor for Daryl Katz, and his company, OEG Inc.. I noticed your interest in all things Canada, including Cannabis in Canada. Might you be willing to review my pending edit request to include OEG Inc.'s recent entrance to retail cannabis in their article? Thank you very much. DJ for Katz (talk) 16:55, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sock?[edit] Moxy- 21:24, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't think that Dash9Z is related to Riopex. On the other hand, I have various clues that lead to another account very likely operated by the same person behind Riopex, and I also think I know who is the sockmaster. I have already discussed about this with an admin+CU. If you have other clues that lead to other accounts with similar behaviour, please respond here and we might open a CU investigation. Æo (talk) 20:07, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
P.S. I have opened a SPI case: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jobas#19 February 2023.--Æo (talk) 00:51, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is a lot for fixing. Amazing how long and what's been dealing with this. Moxy- 03:12, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please use edit summaries[edit]

You're making rather sizeable edits without any edit summaries, on a number of articles. It can be very difficult to collaborate when massive changes happen with no indication of which changes were made when, forcing other Wikipedians to parse through the details of every edit individually. It would be helpful to other editors if you summarize your edits; this is basic user etiquette that is expected of anyone who is not a beginner here. - CorbieVreccan 22:21, 21 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Native names in the article of Guatemala[edit]

Hi Moxy, thank you very much for reviewing my edit on Guatemala's Article, it's the first time I do this kind of edits so any kind of feedback is always welcome. I thought that the template and formatting I chose was correct because I used the same Collapsible list template also present for the articles from both Peru and Bolivia, other countries in Latin America where native languages are co-official like Guatemala. Is there any way I can add them to the infobox or at least in another part of the article using the correct format, I would like to add them but if there is some kind of rule that prevents me, I would like to hear it to avoid making the same mistake. Best Regards. Seb { 💬 Talk + 📝 Edits } 01:31, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This parameter has nothing to do with indigenous names is about first language. This should be removed from the other articles. This is a common mistake amongst American editors were the word native refers to a people.... the rest of the world used to the term a different manner..... like he's a native of Moscow. Moxy- 01:39, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh sorry, in which parameter of the infobox should I add this information? I have seen that both South Africa and Zimbabwe pages use the infobox parameter native_name to put the names in the indigenous languages. I'm sorry, if I don't understand much about this, it's the first time I do this. Seb { 💬 Talk + 📝 Edits } 01:49, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This type of info should only be in the lead if it's official.... as an official secondary name... not just recognized languages of a country...... as some countries have hundreds of recognized languages..... but they only have a few official dialects.Wikipedia:WikiProject Countries#Facts table.Moxy- 02:26, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Interesting although you could define better what is "Official secondary language" there is not even a Wikipedia page about it. And I really wonder where did you get this information that there are some countries where they have hundreds of recognized languages, the only information I got is that Bolivia has 37 recognized languages but as the constitution has only been officially translated into Quecha, Aymara and Guarani, it was decided through consensus to only add those languages to the infobox. There are also other examples, for example Nigeria is one of the most linguistically diverse countries but it was decided to include only the three most spoken languages, which are Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo. When I decided to add those languages to the Guatemala infobox I thought there was no problem, because the Ecuador's Article listed Shuar in the lead, even though this language is only spoken in two not so populated provinces of the country, while the Mayan languages I placed are widely spoken in several departments of Guatemala and even the government of the country publishes news articles in Mayan languages like this one. It is rare to see other countries translate their constitution and it is something unfortunately not very common, based on what I have been told by people from different parts of the world, plus the Guatemalan constitution has only been translated into 4 of the most spoken native languages and there are no plans to translate it into more. Anyway, thanks for your time, although I would like your opinion in the case of Uganda, I decided to establish consensus on this and I was told that I should put native languages in the Infobox because they are widely spoken. Seb { 💬 Talk + 📝 Edits } 13:31, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This are great examples of what needs to be fixed. To quote template =An inline formatting template, based on {{Lang}}, for indicating the official/defacto name in a language other than English. "native" is a linguists term used for " first language" or " mother tongue" called a "L1" name.... it may or may not be indigenous in nature. First language as in "You are a native speaker of that language" that in most cases is not an indigenous one. There is a parameter for languages used.Moxy- 13:43, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Searching a bit about this, according to Wiktionary, "Native language" refers to the languages first learned by certain communities in a country. Guatemala is the Central American country with the largest indigenous population, so much so that UN estimates say that about 41% of the population identifies themself as indigenous. That is one of the reasons why several organizations, including the UN, asked the Guatemalan government to translate the constitution into the most widely spoken native languages, since many communities in the country had difficulty learning Spanish. Besides it is difficult to determine a "de facto" language in certain countries, for example Switzerland has 4 official languages which are widely spoken depending on the canton, both de jure and de facto. Also other examples for Hawaii, which English is much more extensive because it is part of the USA, Hawaiian is still spoken on a smaller scale and yet it is included in the lead and infobox of the article. Seb { 💬 Talk + 📝 Edits } 14:07, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Always precious[edit]

Ten years ago, you were found precious. That's what you are, always. - What do you think of my suggestion for 7 weeks without? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:01, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

March songs
my story today

sharing impressions from vacation on Madeira 20-30 March, pics now at 25 March with ups and downs and two cats --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:45, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! I currently take care of my hometown and capital city of Romania. It will be resolved. End-of-season-updates (talk) 16:24, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ANI notice[edit]

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IMF statistics[edit]

Hello, Moxy. Is IMF considered unreliable now? I mean there is a tag on the lead of Russia about its economy without any long-scale depth discussion since the last week now. Every other country has the same format of using IMF statistics? Its a bit childish. Calesti (talk) 18:15, 5 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would be OK to remove as there is clearly no support for its presents. Moxy- 23:59, 5 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think it is pretty nonsensical, and I would have removed it; but I do not have extended confirmed rights. Could you remove that tag? Calesti (talk) 11:02, 6 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Calesti:...REwrote to comply with Wikipedia:WikiProject Countries#Opening paragraphs see here Moxy- 11:40, 6 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks much better. Thanks 👍 Calesti (talk) 18:08, 6 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Recently, a user added back statistics to the lead, and that too wrong stats, since the GDP data in the infobox has not been updated since over a year. IMO the previous lead was better. Calesti (talk) 16:12, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Disruptive editors[edit]

Moved here from Treetoes talk page:

Wondering if your approach is helping us retain new editors....I can see at least a dozen new editors give up because of your approach. The edits in question seem like good faith edits. Can we get you to try harder before you wack them with a hammer.

Moxy- 19:31, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The goal is to retain productive editors. Disruptive ones need to become productive or they're not needed here. When someone has had their disruption explained a handful of times, by different editors, but they keep doing it for months on end.... - CorbieVreccan 19:35, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good to see you willing to talk to an academic like myself ...just need this approach to all editors. i have received 3 emails about your approach in the past few months a professor I simply dont have time to deal with this. Just need you to understand there is a big learning curve editors ...pls don't simply dismiss them. Moxy- 20:50, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit warring[edit]

red-outlined triangle containing exclamation point Please stop edit warring. Your behavior at the United States article disrupts Wikipedia's collaborative process.  — Freoh 21:40, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Best not drink when editing here. Moxy- 21:45, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

red-outlined triangle containing exclamation point Seriously, stop edit warring. Your chronic disruption needs to stop [6] [7] [8].  — Freoh 21:15, 16 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

READ TALK !!!!!! Not here to hold your hand Moxy- 21:31, 16 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is no need to SHOUT, and your talk page disagreement does not justify an edit war.  — Freoh 18:24, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For the third time What FUCKING edit war?? Moxy- 19:31, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For the second time, this one: [9] [10] [11]. There is no need to be rude.  — Freoh 00:39, 20 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ohhh I see ...your just days behind. NeXT time join chat before you restore contentious material. Hope lesson is learned. Moxy- 00:48, 20 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What in chat justifies your edit war?  — Freoh 15:15, 21 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Leaving chat for a if need be[edit]

we should not waste our chat time on things like this Moxy- 21:58, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for the emails of support.....but as we talked about....Wikipedia is no longer full of academic editors.... it's full of full-time enthusiast who do not possess analytical thinking abilities....or even have basic knowledge of how to do research. In the past 4 years we have lost 5 major academics due to the time sink of editors who have all day and night to push their agendas. Good luck all....will stick with Canadian topics as most editors left are still knowledgeable about the topic. Moxy- 19:56, 13 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please restore the cite[edit]

Please restore in the cite

{{cite web |url= |date=18 January 2023 |first=Hannah |last=Avery |title=US streaming market growth continues, despite changes in the industry | |lang=en |publisher=[[Kantar Group]] |access-date=2023-04-14 |url-status=live |archive-date=January 19, 2023 |archive-url=}}

or add the missing title urged in

Thank you Franz.wohlkoenig (talk) 07:55, 14 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Draft:United States[edit]

Could you and other respected academic editors review the draft once it's completed to assess whether any undue weight is given to specific topics? We obviously all have our biases, so an independent panel of impartial editors will be needed in my opinion. Pizzigs (talk) 17:14, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. There's not a single in-depth independent source in the article. Currently fails WP:GNG. Onel5969 TT me 13:48, 22 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Easy to find sources. Will do so now.....pls do what is best for readers. just need a little effort. Moxy- 13:49, 22 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Democratic backsliding article[edit]

Hi, you say you were unable to find the quote, but it's there in the cited source Cassani et al. Here is a larger quote:

Autocratization is a process of regime change towards autocracy that makes the exercise of political power more arbitrary and repressive and that restricts the space for public contestation and political participation in the process of government selection. More specifically, in their contribution to this special issue, Cassani and Tomini (2019) use autocratization as an umbrella concept encompassing a rather broad range of regime transitions sharing the same direction. These include outright transitions from democracy to autocracy, but also transitions that do not necessarily result in the outright breakdown of a democratic regime (e.g. Hungary in 2011) and transitions occurring in countries that are already authoritarian.

Unfortunately, "democratic transition" is not a suitable paraphrase for the reasons described later on in the quote; democratic transition is usually used to refer to when an authoritarian regime becomes a democracy. (t · c) buidhe 07:21, 26 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok will look later as "regime change " is simply one of many reasons. Moxy- 11:44, 26 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Australia, Your changes to lead[edit]

Hi Moxy I reverted your changes because they need to be discussed on the Talk page. I can see why you want to summarise the information about Australia's international relations, but your wording is too geeneral and vague. One could take any country in the world and say that they "are a member of many international organisations" and "tend to sign multilateral agreements". We need to be more specific than that, but perhaps without adding a shopping list of international agreements. I'd be happy to discuss this on the talk page of the article. Aemilius Adolphin (talk) 07:18, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

O well .not sure how listing 15 articles not about the country or adding back old sources is better. New sources added ...with links to main AUS articles are gone :-( Good luck Wikipedia:COUNTRYLEAD Moxy- 11:32, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Moxy. You've added the reference "Pierre & Mhlanga 2022" to the Canada article, but no such work is defined in the article. You need to replace it with a full cite, or if let me know what work it refers to I'll set it up. -- LCU ActivelyDisinterested transmissions °co-ords° 09:02, 14 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Did not mean to...removed Moxy- 14:00, 14 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May songs[edit]

May songs
my story today

10 years ago OTD, you gave me a lovely barnstar. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:41, 17 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

... and 10 years ago I had a DYK for my most serious article --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:08, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your great.... :-) Moxy- 23:44, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
thank you - keep watching my stories if you like for daily entertainment, - today's came from OTD --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:54, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
... which has today that 300 years ago today, Bach became Thomaskantor, with BWV 75, writing music history. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:16, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bolivia languages[edit]


Is there a problem with a list of languages in the Bolivia infobar? It's hidden and not that huge. Everything fits on one page for me when expanded. Wkpdsrnm2023 (talk) 04:20, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

it is not collapse for mobile readers(60%+} infobox not the place to list everything. pls review Wikipedia:WikiProject Countries Moxy- 04:25, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see, I was unaware of the mobile version problems. Sorry about the brief edit war but I will stop now. Wkpdsrnm2023 (talk) 04:35, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hey, I was just looking at India's languages on the sidebar and they have a list of languages. What are your thoughts on that? Does it also break the mobile experience when it is formatted like that? Here's a link there for your convenience: Wkpdsrnm2023 (talk) 07:18, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Flag of Canada (Union Jack)[edit]

Hello. Can't you see the Union Jack in this photos? ПринцШотландии (talk) 13:16, 21 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


no (talk) 04:09, 27 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you![edit]

Hello, not a decades of experienced wikipedia user, nonetheless i do thank you for helping the article of Ethiopia being more 'perfect' i did not notice its image spam until you pointed it out, nonetheless i do thank you!

Will delete all talk messages now, since the image spam thing has been solved CtasACT (talk) 03:35, 1 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

England trim[edit]

Hey Moxy

Could I gather your views on why you reverted my edit? The problem with the page imo is the fact there is outdated context there and instead of the focus on getting rid of content (other GAs by the way are much larger), I think it's personally best to ensure all info is correct. Also, there are some issues on that artcle that I fixed, such as the forced image sizes, which correct me if I am wrong, go ahead GA.

Many thanks and good wishes --Bwflag2 (talk) 01:36, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Go a head a refix the image size problem. What account did you have before.....hopefully it's no longer in use. Moxy- 01:57, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Editor's Barnstar
Thank you for contributing to the geographic articles of other sovereign states besides the United States of America. A lot of other country articles have quite a work to become updated, especially their administrative divisions and individual settlements. TheLionHasSeen (talk) 02:27, 15 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The redirect Avatar (2009-10 film) has been listed at redirects for discussion to determine whether its use and function meets the redirect guidelines. Anyone, including you, is welcome to comment on this redirect at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2023 July 21 § Avatar (2009-10 film) until a consensus is reached. ★Trekker (talk) 13:35, 21 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FAR for Geography of Ireland[edit]

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Railway hotels page[edit]

I'm still unclear why you reverted the "Grand railway hotels of Canada" page to a previous version, and your reference to the article's talk page does not explain this. Was this regarding the definition of "grand?" This reversion has resulted in the loss of substantial information, including previously missing photographs and names of architects. Furthermore, there are still hotels listed on the page you reverted to that would scarcely qualify as "grand," such as the McAdam. I would be in favour of removing the word "grand" altogether from the page, since it's so ambiguous. The purpose of this page is to talk about hotels built by Canadian railways, and I don't see how the size of each hotel matters. I would be happy to discuss this on the talk page, but for now I would appreciate an explanation of your rationale. Tsc9i8 (talk) 14:46, 28 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Osama Bin Laden and 1988 Gilgit Massacare[edit]

I am not sure why you are reverting my edits on this subject. There is a long history of talk on the talk pages and the allegations of OBL's involvement have no reliable sources. Fredepd (talk) 02:24, 1 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Not divorced yet.

But beautiful plumage!

Mr Serjeant Buzfuz (talk) 22:52, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As cool as his father?Wente, Margaret (October 28, 2009). "Pierre Trudeau and his (many) women". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 4, 2023. Moxy- 22:54, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fleur de lis[edit]

Hello! I was wondering why you undid my edit? You said it was un eligible which makes no sense? I was just showing 2 more examples abt fleur de lis in Albania. And why did you add a Serbian coat of arms above the Albania topic of the page. It’s just randomly there and not under its own category?? Thanks!Arberian2444 (talk) 06:59, 5 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

meaning Moxy- 12:06, 5 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I took your suggestion and left an extensive comment on the talk page on one way to reduce the article length that might be beneficial for the average reader. Basically, as a biography it may include too much military history. I hope you find that more helpful. Cynwolfe (talk) 13:03, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Editing American Ancestry[edit]

Hey. I edited your American ancestry page as i seen that it was incorrect data. I corrected it however i only read your citations afterward and realised your information was correct based on the citations used. I was going to edit it back but you got there first. Also one thing. The Scottish would not consider themselves Anglo Saxon nor would the Welsh or Irish. Also some of your information is incorrect in general. The highest US ancestry is German and Irish for white Americans not British. Even if they are undercounted which the same could be said for the Irish and German ancestry which is in decline Paddy234 (talk) 11:38, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please do not close the discussion[edit]

Like I said multiple times before, changing the title of the article American Indian Wars is completely off the table, since it refers to an official name of the series of events. Also, these users tone-policed my arguments, which is considered incivil. I barely even bludgeoned anyone's contradictory arguments, as I have agreed with some of them and have made analogies that are exactly the same as theirs, which are uncontroversially true. I contested to the utilization of Intothatdarkness' statistics, not the veracity, as I have stated how he did not cite any sources or references. I was not being vitriolic in any way, shape or form. DaRealPrinceZuko 03:19, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I did not close it. Moxy- 11:23, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A request[edit]

Hi Moxy,

I see you improving artcles a lot, and I was wondering if you could help me as I'm new to Wiki. Do you think the gallery at Tuition fees in the United Kingdomis wise? I'm not sure if it goes against policy.

Thanks Learnerad2 (talk) 12:35, 1 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could you ...[edit]

.. take a look at these contributions? I tried to clean up some of their work but you're more savvy about image placement. Any further image placement changes and I'm going to have to block them. --RegentsPark (comment) 22:37, 1 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Will look in the morning ! Moxy- 02:10, 2 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Moxy, I raised a administrators noticeboard complaint over at the administrators' noticeboard regarding User:Iterresise. Could you weigh in and see if my complaint is warranted? They've been blocked in the past and have violated Wikipedia guidelines numerous times in the past. Thanks :) - Evelyn Harthbrooke (leave a message · contributions) 19:16, 4 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Railway hotel page[edit]

I would like to deal with the issue of reversions on the railway page civilly. Several times now you have reverted changes I've made without providing a good explanation. Most recently, you wrote "not in the book." Presumably you're referring to Grand Hotels: Reality and Illusion, which you referenced in the talk section. An article is supposed to be a summary of a topic, not of a single secondary source. Therefore, saying that information on the topic of railway hotels in Canada can only come from this book runs contrary to the nature of an encyclopedia article. Information can, and should, come from multiple sources.

The previous time you reverted my changes, you simply said "not grand hotels." However, you didn't specify which items you were referring to. Furthermore, on the talk page people had already said that "grand hotel" was a phrase, and does not refer to a specific size of building. Therefore, any judgment of "grand" is subjective. Prior to the edits I made, there were already multiple items in the list that would scarcely qualify as "grand."

I await your response and I hope we can resolve this sensibly. Tsc9i8 (talk) 22:35, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As others have said.....just need sources for the additions that are not listed in the 5 sources there...and in a normal search as below. We dont make it up we just fallow the sources. pls review WP:Sources, Need sources,,,,its the main nreason your edits are being revert by so many.
Moxy- 00:17, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay I will work on adding sources if you'll agree not to revert the page again. And I'll replace those listicle websites with legitimate sources. Are we agreed? Tsc9i8 (talk) 16:42, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Concern ! Moxy- 20:37, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New Zealand LGBT rights[edit]

Is this revision of New Zealand appropriately mention LGBT issues in the article? Doomdorm64 (talk) 16:09, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Perfect in my view. Moxy- 16:11, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. Doomdorm64 (talk) 16:12, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Doomdorm64: see this Moxy- 16:14, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

R Haplogroup In Precolombian North America[edit]

Why did you remove my edits containing Precolombian R Hapologroups in the Americas? It's supported by the National Geographic. ( and several studies ( Thank You y Merci beaucoup. -Rene Bascos Sarabia Jr. (talk) 02:47, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No source claims it is Viking pls review WP:SYNTH. See also Genetic history of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas#Haplogroup R1. Moxy- 02:53, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok thank you, I have seen studies in Anthropology saying that Vinland Viking settlement affected the Americas and I have seen studies saying that R1b in Native Americans in the United States and Canadian Northeast have mysterious origins and are possibly Precolombian but not both yet. I will try to find a source for this, otherwise, thank you for counter-checking my equivocation. God Bless. -Rene Bascos Sarabia Jr. (talk) 03:08, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For giving me my first barnstar in 2014. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 02:48, 14 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help needed[edit]

Good day. There is a lot of disruption and cherrypicking of sources done by editors on Balsic noble family at the moment. I honeslty think that POV pushing like this should have no place on articles about Middle ages. At the same time, one editor, within hours of massive changes on this article, asked to have it renamed, per Albanian POV. Just check the COA description and the way new material has been formulated. Can we get things back to neutral and status quo? Thank you. (talk) 15:54, 19 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

October music[edit]

October songs
my story today

User talk:Gerda Arendt#Music keeps track of "my" music and memories, and just today I have a juxtaposition of music performed by the two church choirs in town, one I sang in and one where I listened, to music about love, evening and night. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:32, 19 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Today, it's a place that inspired me, musings if you have time. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:08, 20 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I thought of Brian Bouldton today, and his ways to compromise, to continue the musings. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:54, 29 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have suspended but I don’t remember the password of my sock account[edit]

Hi, I want to Appel my suspended/sock account but I don’t remember it’s password. Can you help somehow? How can I appeal? 2A02:6680:2106:D2F5:85EF:E803:98DC:4130 (talk) 11:30, 18 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Yes, long time no see, I've been busy, so im glad for this short time i am back at Wikipedia (As you guessed). But i reversed your edit since, again the Kingdom of D'mt (earliest) verifiable form of Kingdom of Ethiopia dates back to 980 BC, and the Kingdom of Aksum around 150 BC, i have stated if anyone ones to debate such a thing, a Talk page discussion rather than reverting it will be the solution. And as for now, D'mt, source: The Archaeology of Africa: Food, Metals and Towns - Google Books, and Kingdom of Aksum, source: Munro-Hay, Stuart (1991). Aksum: An African Civilisation of Late Antiquity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. p. 69. ISBN 0748601066. (Do date around 980 BC, and 150 BC, being the earliest forms of government) Unless you have sources which you can lay out at Talk Ethiopia, this would be very messy. CtasACT (talk) 02:02, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The infobox is about the modern state...and pls for the 5th time read WP:Sandwich. Not sure your understanding what people keep saying to you. Moxy- 02:15, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's not how things work: For example here are examples of Infoboxs of Not "Modern" states which contain exons before, here for Japan: Japan - Wikipedia, Iran - Wikipedia, China - Wikipedia, and Egypt - Wikipedia, there many articles i can go to which show periods of time beyond the concept of any type of modern state. So I wish you can apply that logic in those pages also, not trying to come across as "that" person. CtasACT (talk) 02:33, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I will not edit anymore since there's barely anything to edit now, unless someone tries to change the balance now. Anyways have a nice week! CtasACT (talk) 02:36, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not sure you have the competency to edit here as right after the post above you sandwich text again and removed sources needed tags without providing sources...... this has been mentioned to you multiple times on both accounts. Moxy- 03:15, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

November music[edit]

November songs
my story today

Vacation pictures offered if you click on songs, and my story today is a DYK hook from 13 years ago OTD: about the great music at one of my churches. Mozart's Requiem to come on Sunday, coupled with Arvo Pärt's Da pacem Domine, - I guess you might come if it was a bit closer. Perhaps watch the video of our last production, our first on yt, ever. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:24, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Historical paintings depicting average Italians and their clothing[edit]

Ok, my friend, then I'm going to move to a new page called List of historical paintings depicting the common Italian people, because I consider it very important for material and a good resource to know the poor and common people that existed in Italy in its history, and also a page for the Russians. What do you think, I think that this time it is possible.--LaGuairabeach (talk) 01:28, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What we are looking for is prose....not a kids picture book. Pls review WP:NOTGALLERY #4. Moxy- 01:34, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My friend, it is not a picture book for children, as well as prominent people appear somewhere in wikipedia, why not show the people who appeared in its history, in the countries a list a little imcomplete, but it is important, this shows the reality of the country in its stages of poverty and wealth, it helps a lot to give the idea of what the country was like, how it lived, what it thought, if there were celebrities that are shown, the people that refer to a country, why not put it, please bro, or even give me a solution, since you don't let me do anything.--LaGuairabeach (talk) 01:46, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just as there are lists of all kinds, list of buildings of a city, list of incomplete buildings, if I start looking I easily find lists less clear than this. --LaGuairabeach (talk) 01:48, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

the list clearly shows a not known reality of the italian people, very beautiful by the way, what is the gravity of hiding not to put this, what is the damage it does to put the people of a country for centuries. why don't you want to put it? I'm sorry my friend, I don't want to bother you mate, I'm going to put it up, I'm going to fix it, I'll see what I can do, thanks my friend.--LaGuairabeach (talk) 01:52, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looking for academic contributions ....see WP:PROSE. Moxy- 01:54, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Look what I put on russia, actually those people lived very poor, historical images often show what an article can not do, and transmitted by witnesses and people of the time.--LaGuairabeach (talk) 01:55, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What we are looking for is a paragraph accompanied by an image not an image all on its own with a random sentence that does not explain context or historical significance. That said good luck. Moxy- 01:58, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, that is not a prose, what if I put all the paintings without choosing the most suitable ones, do you think that, my friend, is what I can do?--LaGuairabeach (talk) 01:57, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not sure what your saying....perhaps WP:IMGCONTENT may help. Moxy- 02:01, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you brother, I humbly don't know how to thank you, thank you, that said I love you, you and all of you who reconsidered this, thank you very much my dear friends.--LaGuairabeach (talk) 02:00, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dude, here it is, you can see how I'm doing if you want, you have to accept that I'm now doing well, I try to put my best effort :). User:LaGuairabeach/Draft: List of historical paintings depicting the common Italian people.--LaGuairabeach (talk) 05:52, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have zero knowledge of the topic....pls see Wikipedia:AFCREVIEW. Moxy- 15:34, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Holidays[edit]

Peace is a state of balance and understanding in yourself and between others, where respect is gained by the acceptance of differences, tolerance persists, conflicts are resolved through dialog, people's rights are respected and their voices are heard, and everyone is at their highest point of serenity without social tension. Happy Holidays to you and yours. ―Buster7 


ridiculous. "... a sock ...". cant you see there are socks everywhere? 2604:3D09:6588:B600:390E:CBA:6258:411D (talk) 11:02, 17 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

??? Moxy- 15:22, 17 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey Moxy I apologize to you[edit]

It was an undisclosed IP not yourself that did the undo on the updated Upper and Lower Town sentence and Page reference. As it now stands, it is still inaccurate and has been for 10 years. I will try to word it better at a later date. Again, I apologize, and thanks for being the so called 'keeper of the flame.' Beatles1959 (talk) 13:51, 19 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

December greetings[edit]

December: story · music · places

Thank you for what you do and stand for! I wish you a good festive season and a peaceful New Year! -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:44, 20 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Today, I have a special story to tell, of the works of a musician born 300 years ago. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:46, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year![edit]

I don't argue negatively with your edit (, but I would like you to explain why you wrote "Countries" on Canada and not on all the other continents (and it wouldn't have makes a lot of sense if only Canada had "Countries", don't you think?). JackkBrown (talk) 18:49, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not sure what your saying....Canada is a country not a continent. I am assuming your not orphaning the country portal from all country artilces are you? Moxy- 23:02, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Moxy: I made a mistake, I wanted to write "states" and not "continents". In any case the matter doesn't change; "Countries" isn't present in any (or almost any) state. In reply to "I am assuming your not orphaning the country portal from all country artilces are you?": no. JackkBrown (talk) 23:20, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Seems like to ONLY logical place for a country portal is in a country article (not sure it should be anywhere else)....feel free to add where nedded. Thank you! Moxy- 23:25, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Moxy: I'm very much in favor of long works, but I won't add "Countries" to every state on the planet (the Canadian state seems to be the only one with "Countries"). JackkBrown (talk) 23:28, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Spend your time as you see fit, Moxy- 23:30, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Wikipedia editing. (talk) 13:07, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


-- Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:05, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On the Main page: the person who made the pictured festival possible --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:27, 16 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

story · music · places

Yesterday was a friend's birthday, with related music. - I'm on vacation - see places. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:48, 31 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

National colors of Canada[edit]

You reverted my change on the national colors of Canada. Why?

Colors are specified here, on a Gov't of Canada webpage, more recent than anything already cited on the page: Mhotchin (talk) 22:09, 16 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there a page about our natinal colours? this link is about Canada wordmark. And says "The flag symbol is a graphically modified version of the National Flag of Canada." Moxy- 01:40, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mil hist of Canada[edit]

Hey Moxy, finally got a response from contributors at GOCE on improving the article and two editors suggested the article needs to be split. Just thought I'd get your opinion on this before I proceed with that kind of action. Thanks! Leventio (talk) 23:04, 28 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


They have gotten better .... but they've had this problem for a long time. + a link to EIA of CtasACT and The Supermind at WP:AN3. In addition to reviewing the interaction between the two users, I also noticed this discussion from last November. It sure sounds like CtasACT is admitting that they are a sock, although neither of you mentions Supermind explicitly. Is there somewhere else they admit to socking? Just out of curiosity, why didn't you report them at WP:SPI when you first discovered it, which was at least as early as November? In the November discussion, CtasACT starts with "so im glad for this short time i am back at Wikipedia (As you guessed)". Why do they say "as you guessed"? Is there something that precedes this? I'm prepared to block the user, but I need a little more. I'm also mildly concerned that the few socks associated with Supermind all used the mobile platform, whereas CtasACT never does, not even in the beginning, which was only about a month after the Supermind socks were blocked. Thanks for your help.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:08, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Bbb23:...I no longer report socks as it's easier to follow the ones we know over figuring out the new ones. As noted here same "not a coherent response". Thinking they also have a friend [12] who also has copyvio problems [13]Moxy- 14:32, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Heh, you slipped a new one in anyay. :-) The Persian socks were easier, and I've blocked them, but other than pointing out another example of incoherency, you haven't quite responded to my questions. Broad question: is there anything else that CtasACT has said or done that is evidence of their being sock of Supermind? BTW, what do you think of this? My knowledge about the topic area puts me at a severe disadvantage for analyzing the behavior and POVs. As a relevant aside, I believe that Onengsevia was adverse to Supermind.--Bbb23 (talk) 15:00, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Interesting ....may be more as seen above. Reason I noticed was all have a liking to Haile Selassie...adding hes image all over...making sub articles etc. Moxy- 15:15, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could you help us in Talk Spain?[edit]

A user tries to hard push unsourced content and delete my edits when I try to replace it with source-supported content.

We've created a discussion thread, and I've urged and warned him (unsuccessfully) to use sources. Kusilini (talk) 16:21, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

North Korea has an RfC for the government type infobox. A discussion is taking place. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Sagflaps (talk) 00:49, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

North Koreaa totalitarianism[edit]

how is this misunderstanding of sources? the sources state north korea is a post totalitarian state, due to its severe corruption people can be free to evade most of the draconian laws through bribes so how could it be totalitarian then? Gooduserdude (talk) 16:25, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

They say dispite the ecomony ( note sources are over a decade old ) its still the most totalitarian state in the world. For newer sources pls review the 34,700 results in just Google scholar or review 2023 country reportMoxy- 16:31, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Upon examining the information provided, it's apparent that there was a widespread scholarly consensus characterizing North Korea as a totalitarian state. However, when considering facts presented in the article on corruption within North Korea, such as the widespread bribery to evade strict government rules and the toleration of a black market, it becomes evident that the regime's control over public and private life may not be as absolute as previously believed. For instance, since the mid-1990s, economic conditions have led to widespread corruption among the police and army, indicating a loosening of control. Therefore, it's important to reconsider whether the term 'totalitarian' accurately describes the current situation in North Korea. If we're to maintain scholarly rigor, we must reconcile these discrepancies and reassess the classification of North Korea's political system. Gooduserdude (talk) 17:51, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We must follow the sources as of today....these 13 year old publication have not sttod the test of time and have no place in a current article ////.pls join talk at article. To quote ..."Corruption is believed to be endemic at every level of the state and economy, and government officials commonly engage in bribery. No independent or impartial anticorruption mechanisms exist.
Small-scale local markets have become prime targets of corrupt police officers, who solicit bribes from operators and detain those who cannot pay. Market participants also pay bribes to supervisors at their official workplaces to avoid discipline or imprisonment for abandoning state-assigned roles" Moxy- 22:41, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

North Korea POV[edit]

If you are wondering, I personally do not dispute any of the characterizations given in the RfC factually speaking. I don't think any of them are factually incorrect. I'm mostly just of the opinion that the infobox should be short and to the point instead of on the more verbose end. I don't believe that only non-western sources should be used either. Sagflaps (talk) 00:20, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Think i am going to let others deal with this.....we have a group of editors that have no knowledge of political and government forms. The body of the artricle is clear and one can only hope most will learn from it. Moxy- 15:10, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
SGTM, but I wouldn't diminish the value of the other contributors, many of whom edit significantly in this topic area and are clearly knowledgeable about it. Sagflaps (talk) 15:34, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Simply hard editor says no sources call NK a "hereditary" or "totalitarian". Another believes totalitarianism is a characterizations not a form of government. Another did not know of the term Socialist republic. And then we have a missunderstading of totalitarianism ideologies List of communist ideologies. I will let the next round of editors in the near future try to explain better. Moxy- 16:09, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is astonishing to me the amount of negationism that goes on in these discussions on authoritarian or totalitarian regimes. Wikipedia is supposed to stand with the free press and free inquiry. These editors are simply denying well-documented facts and no amount of scholarly work appears to sink in. It's not a good look for this site. I am glad these arguments have not made their way into the Myanmar or Afghanistan articles I work on yet, because it is absolutely maddening to see what you have to deal with regarding Russia, NK, and Venezuela, to name a few. Anyway, I appreciate your work on this matter. 25stargeneral (talk) 18:22, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@25stargeneral: Perhaps WP:RGW is worth a read. Sagflaps (talk) 20:49, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not seeking to right any wrongs, merely suggesting that we shouldn't be covering them up. 25stargeneral (talk) 21:11, 23 February 2024 (UTC)