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It appears that you changed the location to Keflavík in the information template. It is located in Kópavogur. Stefán Örvar Sigmundsson (talk) 01:12, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Ji, en asnaleg fljótfærnismistök. Takk fyrir að taka eftir því. – Þjarkur (talk) 01:17, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

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Folklore vs. MythologyEdit

Regardless of whether 'folklore' is the best synonym to use, 'mythology' is certainly not the best one, and should not be used to describe foundational religious tales, especially in matters of polytheism where it is considered a slur, no matter its technical definition. Do not revert it in the future. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:246:100:9EC9:F9C2:E540:D810:52EB (talk) 01:12, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

(Discussion at talk page) – Þjarkur (talk) 01:54, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank YouEdit

Thank you for fixing my userbox. I tried and tried, but could not figure it out. Rorix the White (talk) 01:46, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

@Rorix the White – Sure thing! The image syntax on Wikipedia is not understandable at all. – Þjarkur (talk) 01:50, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
I am simply new to Wikipedia image code, I have used a bit of other code before, but not something like that. I will learn to use it someday. Rorix the White (talk) 01:53, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Shivangi JoshiEdit

Hi there, re: this edit, Wikipedia is not an arbiter of facts. If multiple reliable sources report different information, unless we have a more definitive source like a news article where some quality reporter said, "I checked her birth certificate", the reasonable solution would be to present her birthdate in the form of a range, not unilaterally decide which one is "accurate". Some precedents: Mariah Carey and Disha Patani. I've changed the info to reflect the existing sources. Regards, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 07:16, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, I had previously removed the dates for a lack of a reliable source but that had been reverted. I couldn't find anything else to support that 1998 version. – Þjarkur (talk) 10:04, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Amata Kabua wikiEdit

The edits you re added on amata Kabua wiki page are false. It says Amatas maternal grandfather was the son of Kabua the great but he wasn't. Laelañ of the Ratak was not a son of Kabua the great. It also says that Laelañ of the Ralik was a adopted son of Kabua the Great but Kabua the great himself acknowledged Laelañ of the Ralik has his son.

It also says Jeimata was a high chief or Bwio chief or Pure blooded chief when Jeimatas mother was a commoner. Only the offspring of pure blood chiefs can be called bwio chiefs.

Ralikrak692 (talk) 14:40, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

I understand that the information might not have been correct, but you removed information that included sources and replaced it with unsourced information. I was just recommending that you added sources to your edit. Thank you. – Þjarkur (talk) 14:49, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Mongol armiesEdit

I on my list of the names of the titles of Mongol army officers must have written wrongly "and not very flattering" as I had to go out in a hurry — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:07, 14 February 2019 (UTC)


Hey, I hope this is the correct place to write messages. Regarding your delete on the Loppa article, there are two or three sources saying the island’s name comes from Old Norse, however I forgot to add the sources. A quick look in the old norse wordbook I found the word «Loppa» meaning «hand» but it also said Þul. Do you know what this could mean? I wanted to provide more history to the article about my homeplace from my background from my Master studies. Thank you

Student in Archaeology, Grjotgard Grjotgard (talk) 16:23, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

@Grjotgard Yes you can write here! Your edits about history are very good and I hope you continue contributing. The reason I removed the sentence about the origin of the name was that the article previously stated "The meaning of the name is uncertain". Do the sources you have on hand say anything more about the origins of the name? It can be a bit dangerous to blend together multiple sources because the results can be misleading or wrong. Even if the word is of an Old Norse origin, we can't mention what the meaning is unless we find a reliable source mentioning it in regards to the island itself. It might even just be a nickname with an unclear meaning. I don't have access to an Old Norse dictionary at the moment, but in 17th century Icelandic loppa could mean: an animal's paw; a hand (usually of a troll) or a large fist; numbness from the cold; to pluck; or maybe a bundle of hay (like the Nynorsk word "lopp"). I'm not sure what "þul" could be referring to in this instance, it usually means "the act of reciting a poem". I wouldn't be surprised if the meaning of the word was indeed "troll's hand", but we'd need to verify that somehow. – Þjarkur (talk) 17:04, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! I thought it needed some update on it since this is what people outside academia go to and I wanted the information to be available for the public. In the future I would like to write a book about the prehistoric times based on the Archaeology and throw in some stories about Ottar of Hálogaland who was mentioned in the Ango-Saxon chronicles from the 800‘s.

Oh wow I really love those things you said about the meaning of Loppa in 17th century icelandic! Do you have some books or sources on that? I would love to use that in my archaeological research as the science regarding placenames is really important too in Archaeology! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grjotgard (talkcontribs) 21:36, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

@Grjotgard I'm using the Icelandic Etymological Dictionary, available at Málið.is (entries are under "Íslensk orðsifjabók"). It is in Icelandic, but is often very detailed and mentions the related Scandinavian, High-German, and Proto-Indoeuropean words when those are known, so you just might be able to get some use out of it. – Þjarkur (talk) 21:50, 14 February 2019 (UTC)


I saw your message on User_talk: Xxmemerxx. Please try to be more polite towards new users. You should have use problematic user welcome templates instead of warning template. When I was new I was pretty angry by it too. Most of the new users are not familiar with our policies. Please avoid biting newcomers. They might not find your warning as an advice.
Masum Rezatalk 00:06, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Masumrezarock100 – I'm very much willing to improve on my usage of templates, they're not nice to get, but this user was unambiguously a vandal who had previously been templated with a level 2 warning (and was blocked the same second I warned them, which was why I reverted my warning). A warning specifically about not disruptively editing other's comments seemed to be the only one that would address the issue. – Þjarkur (talk) 00:43, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Phoenician languageEdit

Please do not change "Palestine (region)", which is the region of Western Asia including what is now modern Israel as well as other territories to "Israel", which is the modern state; it is both ahistorical and literally inaccurate for this page. It is akin to changing Syria (region) to Syria. I have adjusted the para to disambig modern and ancient areas. Thank you. Ogress 13:10, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Ogress – That wasn't me, that was done in this edit by an IP address. The only thing I did in that article was reverting vandalism. – Þjarkur (talk) 13:17, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Well, my very bad then. It's... been a rough couple days, and I apologise profoundly for that error on my part. Sorry, comrade. Ogress 13:55, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Viggo MartensenEdit

It seemed like the IP was engaging in an edit war, reverted and changing the article to where he thought it was at best without consensus. I've placed an edit war tag on the IP's talk page. Can you both try to resolve this here? Talk:Viggo_Mortensen Thanks! SwagGangster 00:11, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

SwagGangster – Wow, that accidental template insertion here sure confused me! :) Yes, I've written a message to the IP. From the point of view of the Spanish speaking world our usage of "American" just seems wrong, the IP had been doing this to a handful of articles, many edits were wrong but in good faith. – Þjarkur (talk) 00:22, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

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For taking the time out to explain to an IP why their choice of wording was wrong. No template, all written by hand, with helpful point to the Wikipedia tutorial. You are awesome. Ifnord (talk) 00:13, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Haha thank you. They probably meant well! – Þjarkur (talk) 00:22, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

FYI Qutipin(Drug) is not a Russian brand nameEdit

Its from Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra that manufactures and sells pharmaceutical formulations and active pharmaceutical ingredients primarily in India and the United States.

Rahul (talk) 13:41, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Rahul – The source you added said "Country: Russia", which was what I was going by. But nevertheless, since Seroquel was the original brand name for the drug (and is fairly well known) it gets to stay in the introduction (see the pharmacology style guide) even though we usually attempt not to use brand names here on Wikipedia. It is possible to mention other brand names in the field tradename in the infobox, but since there can be dozens of brand names we only mention a few. Thanks for the note :) – Þjarkur (talk) 14:04, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

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Thanks for all your hard work :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:20, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Hey thanks! – Þjarkur (talk) 13:38, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Editing w/o reasonEdit

Hi, Þjarkur my name is Tyler I edited it w/o reason because I messed up on my behalf and accidentally deleted a whole section doing grammar errors so i undid that to redo it w/o deleting the section. Don't worry though! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:36, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

hi i notice you are editing with false information the page of Paris Latsis what is your problem actually? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cvkcvk (talkcontribs) 10:25, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Pap testEdit

I apologize, I am a first time user and I wanted to refer you to my page since it's related to Pap tests. Do you know if there is any way I can do this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chloee2019 (talkcontribs) 18:58, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

@Chloee2019 – No worries, it's difficult to get the hang of Wikipedia. What you'll need to do is wait for your draft to be accepted, then you can mention the technique in related articles and link to it. Due to the current amount of pending drafts, it can take several weeks for a draft to be accepted, so you might need to be patient.
Your article is actually rather good, but it sounds a bit like a scientific journal. You'll want to avoid journal words like "novel technique", "economical test", "the outcome of X demonstrates an increased detection". The introduction might be too difficult to understand for a layman. Since the technique is still experimental, it might be too early to write about it in an encyclopedia, but we'll see how the draft reviewers view it.
If you ever have any questions, you can always contact me. – Þjarkur (talk) 19:51, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Pap testEdit

Thank you for your feedback! I will try to reduce the complexity of the wording and hopefully if the draft gets accepted I can link it in other related articles. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chloee2019 (talkcontribs) 02:01, 7 March 2019 (UTC)


Thank you. Are the sources correct now? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andrefox77 (talkcontribs) 03:33, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Icelandic art films and Friðrik Þór FriðrikssonEdit

I do not agree. Those were art films. Both. Could you please add some art films into Category:Icelandic art films ? It is empty now. Thanks. (Jkrn111 (talk) 06:51, 11 March 2019 (UTC))


It was a cut and paste mistake. The text in the buffer was not what I intended and my understanding was I had undone the paste. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:15, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Regarding referencesEdit

Please find the following URL for resource where from I got that data. Even if you think that the data and information which i provided is not upto the mark. Its OK you can delete that content. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hangerjustin (talkcontribs) 07:57, 23 March 2019 (UTC)


Neutrality Guidlines: Link Hallwang Clinic Controversies should be discussed but to define something controversial is an opinion. I.e. the NHS system might be controversial due to the fact that 30% of the patients or unsatisfied with their health services in the UK, but it would be an opinion to describe the NHS as a controversial health system. The same accounts to clinics and other companies and topics. Please respect the neutral point of view, particularly when the controversies are mentioned.Checkpoint18 (talk) 11:05, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, Sir. Reply awaits :-)Edit

Sir, I have posted a reply to your queries. On that very talk page.
Bkpsusmitaa (talk) 05:59, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Sir, for returning so promptly to reply to my queries. Your gesture is highly appreciated. I have posted my thoughts w.r.t. your observation. Very justified observation indeed, Sir, there. Bkpsusmitaa (talk) 16:34, 31 March 2019 (UTC)
Annvinod has satisfied the undersigned. May be you too looked at the latest developments please? To check and ensure whether his document satisfies wikipedia's needs?
Bkpsusmitaa (talk) 09:43, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
Once again, thank you, Sir, for your prompt review and kind words. Much appreciated, considering that Annvinod is a new user, she/he would be motivated to participate in editing document by this support. I suggested to Annvinod not to remove the word murcat, but evidently failed. The word murcat was in the papers, I had observed.
Please accept my best regards.
Bkpsusmitaa (talk) 13:47, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
Of course! We all try to help here. Thanks for the kind message :) – Þjarkur (talk) 13:49, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
Sir, I had used the {{helpme}} for other users/moderators/reviewers/administrators to help me with deciding/importing/posting the Google Doc on the link to Google Drive to here in wikipedia, and consider its utility as an evidence.
I apologise that I couldn't explain myself clearly enough. The drive document may be lost. Changed. But in wikipedia its availability shall be ensured so long as wikipedia exists. (May it exist forever!)
In fact, I was editing the above post when you posted your acceptance to my regards. I added to the above reply the following:

I suggested to Annvinod not to remove the word murcat, but evidently failed. The word murcat was in the papers, I had observed.

Bkpsusmitaa (talk) 14:05, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi Sir, I have deleted the term "Murcat" as advised. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Annvinod (talkcontribs) 06:56, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Mantle Cell LymphomaEdit

Can you explain why you are undoing the modifications I have made to the Wikipedia article on Mantle Cell Lymphoma? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:11, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello! At first I reverted since you inserted commentary ("These values are out of date") when what is recommended is that we instead just update the content ourselves citing reliable sources. The next edit inserted seemingly copyrighted text that only permitted republication with attribution and under a non-commercial clause. The insertion did not give attribution to its original authors, and it appears that non-commercial clauses aren't compatible with Wikipedia's licence. It's usually not possible to republish text that has already been published elsewhere. (If you are the author of the text you can donate the material as explained on Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials).
I of course hope you continue contributing here, you can read the tutorial on citing sources, it's very easy or even automatic to add citations if you're citing a journal or a webpage.
Regards, – Þjarkur (talk) 12:07, 31 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for your response. I have neither the time or motivation to learn how to become a proficient editor on Wikipedia. However, I am concerned that the information is severely out of date and misleading. Someone newly diagnosed with MCL is likely to try Wikipedia as a first source of information and will be unnecessarily frightened and dismayed by the information. I have asked a haematologist to review the entry and update it. Treatment regimes have advanced significantly in the 10 years since the quoted figures were formulated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:08, 1 April 2019 (UTC)


Hello! Thank you for your answer. It doesn't make any sense for me to pronounce foreign words different than foreigners. It is just impossible to buy an dictionary with the English pronunciation of foreign words. If you buy a English-French dictionary there you can only read the French pronunciation of French words. If you buy a English-Spanish dictionary you can only read the Spanish pronunciation of Spanish words. To pronounce words different than native speakers doesn't make any sense to me. Every language has its own rules of pronunciation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Correct-44 (talkcontribs) 16:15, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Correct-44 – Yes but we are not speaking Ancient Greek here, we are speaking in English about Ancient Greek characters. Since phonetics are so different between languages, they won't be perfectly reproduced, only approximated. Words will therefore always become adapted to the language they enter. On the article of my home city, Reykjavík is shown as being pronounced [ˈreɪkjəvɪk], which is how it is pronounced by English speakers. (They also do show the local pronunciation, which is very different). The article Erik the Red doesn't use the original "Eiríkr hinn rauði" because it's not how he is spoken of in English. The word got adapted and changed a little to fit the English language. See also linguistic description, it's more important to show how words are used than how they "should" be used. If you want to add the original Ancient Greek pronunciation, you could do that by adding it in a footnote using {{efn}} and {{notelist}}. – Þjarkur (talk) 19:03, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

David Malpass photoEdit


World Bank changed license for David Malpass photo on their Flickr account:

It's now under CC-BY-SA

Can this photo be now used on Mr Malpass wikipedia entry: ?


Buerba (talk) 17:52, 8 April 2019 (UTC)Buerba

 Yes, that's excellent. I'll upload the photo now. – Þjarkur (talk) 18:02, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Just a heads up for the [Deadweight] pageEdit

It is indeed being intentionally vandalized by a subreddit

They're intentionally flooding wiki's of the character with "meme" edits. So I suggest a possible page protection, until they ultimately get bored of trolling the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jessiluvvv (talkcontribs) 19:07, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Ah, I see. I'll keep an eye on the page as well, then. Will probably die out soon. Thanks for the note! – Þjarkur (talk) 19:29, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
Is there a way to report them to an admin directly as it seems to be the same IP addresses vandalizing the pageJessiluvvv (talk) 19:27, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
The IPs appear to have been blocked today (but it's only a short block). You can report instances of ongoing vandalism to WP:AIV, and if there is a high amount of vandalism on a page it is possible to request page protection at WP:RFPP. Using tools such as WP:TWINKLE make that task easier. The level of vandalism is currently manageable, and the IPs don't appear to be repeat offenders, so it's probably not necessary to request administrator intervention right now. – Þjarkur (talk) 13:28, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

User NicoljausEdit

Hello. Thank you very much for your help on the talk page of the Taras Bulba-Borovets page. However, the user Nicoljaus is starting trouble once again, this time on the St.Andrew Memorial Church page. He has reverted my edit twice today and I do not want to start an edit war with him. He is also making the fallacious claim that I am a sockpuppet. If you could mediate or investigate the situation I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much. Themanhascome (talk) 23:02, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

The user Nicoljaus is also making personal attacks on his talk page about another member Lute88 by making unsubstantiated references to him being a Nazi by referring to him as "Heil Hitler" Lute 88. Themanhascome (talk) 23:05, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello Themanhascome, both your and Nicoljaus's versions of describing Taras seem fairly normal/neutral to me as an outsider who does not know much about the man. Is it the description "nationalist" that you disagree with? I know that in some countries that may be read as a bad word, but at least from my non-native-English-speaking point of view it just means someone who wishes to fight for their country's independance, and is mostly neutral. Their comment about Lute seem very out of place and completely unwarranted, but I'm guessing it was supposed to be a joke about the number 88. – Þjarkur (talk) 17:39, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
I disagree with the description of nationalist in the way that Nicoljaus uses it, as he used it on the St. Andrews page and Borovets page to replace the word resistance leader, and uses it to paint Borovets as a fascist and bigot when clearly he was not. As Lute 88 points out below, Nicoljaus incorrectly uses offensive slang words such as "Nazi" that are characteristic of ultranationalist Russian internet users, and he is using the word nationalist in relation to Borovets to make him out to be something he was not. If Nicoljaus wants to know more about collaboration with Nazis, perhaps he should learn about SS Sturmbrigade RONA and the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. I believe that the word resistance leader should be used in place of nationalist, because Borovets led resistance members in their struggle against foreign occupying powers such as the USSR and the Nazis, placing the safety and survival of his fellow countrymen over whatever nationalistic views he may have possessed. And I would like to thank you once again for your mediation is the unfortunate affair and for dealing with Nicoljaus' personal attacks and poor attempts at humor. Themanhascome (talk) 23:46, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
It is not funny for sure: "Ukrainian nazi" is a common Russian insult.--Lute88 (talk) 18:04, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
If it were not funny, you would not use this well-known numbers in your nickname, Seignoir Galassi.--Nicoljaus (talk) 21:54, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
Watch it, Nicoljaus, don't create unnecessary friction. I fail to see the humour in your comments. – Þjarkur (talk) 21:58, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but I believe that there is only one of two options here - either the person believes that the "88" is very funny, and then he is not outraged when others are joking about this topic. Or he does not attach these numbers to his sockpuppet.--Nicoljaus (talk) 22:09, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

I'll note that Nicoljaus is indefinitely blocked from the Russian Wikipedia for incivility, disruptive editing, and (was previously blocked there for) disruption in relation to the Polissian Sich. – Þjarkur (talk) 23:10, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Very interesting, and who gave you this false information?--Nicoljaus (talk) 23:57, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
The block logÞjarkur (talk) 00:04, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
Not fair of you. I do not see that this link says "blocked in relation to the Polissian Sich." Who really misled you?--Nicoljaus (talk) 00:21, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
All right, only meant to mention previous disruption in that area which had gotten a 1 month block as far as I could tell. The indef only for incivility and disruption, have amended my previous post. – Þjarkur (talk) 00:38, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
The situation reminds me of an old joke. "Not indefinitely, but for one month; not for incivility & disruptive editing, but for simple adherence to the rules..." and so on.--Nicoljaus (talk) 00:59, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello. Sorry to bother you again. DeltaQuad left a message on my user page and Nicoljaus' as well stating that the next editor to make a revert to the Taras Bulba-Borovets page would be blocked. I request that he be blocked immediately, as he shows no regard for the rules of Wikipedia, and leaves a very nonsensical reason as to why he reverted two of my recent edits. If you could assist me in this matter or tell me what steps I should take in regards to having him blocked I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much. Themanhascome (talk) 03:22, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

@Themanhascome – I reckon I won't be of much help in that regard. I of course recommend that you try to reach a consensus on the article's talk page, just try to reflect what reliable sources say. You could request input in Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ukraine (but it doesn't appear to be very active, with only 7 active watchers). How about letting the matter slide for now and gaining some experience editing other unrelated articles? There are thousands of articles here to improve.
The only venue to "request" that someone be blocked for disruptive editing is at WP:ANI but I strongly discourage you from posting there since 1) You are a single purpose account and are just as likely to be blocked yourself 2) I doubt Nicoljaus can be shown to have behaved in a particularly egregious manner, this mainly looks like a content dispute. Although, he was told back in September that he'd be blocked if he made further personal attacks. – Þjarkur (talk) 16:10, 14 April 2019 (UTC)


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For your recent assistance responding to the request I left on someone else's talk page, I award you the WikiJaguar Award for Excellence in talk page stalking efforts. Thank you for your help with my userbox a while ago. It is perfect now. Rorix the White (talk) 16:25, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
Hehe what a great award with an adorable picture! Thanks mate – Þjarkur (talk) 17:39, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
No, thank you! Rorix the White (talk) 18:11, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Earth day disaster changeEdit

Thanks; yes I agree just disaster plain is best. I have been seeing details for my whole life. Might as well fix things if I can. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prof Olen (talkcontribs) 01:34, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Educate Agitate and Organise.Edit

Dr. Ambedkar Life and Mission by Dhananjay Keer page 351 at link is [1]Vijay B Khandagale (talk) 16:27, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

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You are Most Welcome. That article has become a mess due to ethnic warring.

Fylindfotberserk (talk) 18:12, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes, that cleanup was much needed! So many of these articles seem to be unverifiable or filled with some kind of synthesis. Thanks for the message, although it is you who deserves to receive the kitten :) – Þjarkur (talk) 21:01, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the kind words. Actually any article related to the state of Assam is a mess. Since diverse ethno-linguistic groups stay there and a lot of these groups are demanding or have autonomy within the states, ethnic warring based on "who came here first" can be seen coupled with 19th century scientific racism which is a strict no no in ethnic articles of the subcontinent. - Fylindfotberserk (talk) 10:22, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Removing content from articles at AfDEdit

Can I respectively suggest it is better practice not to remove content from articles at AfD as you did at Cludo unless either it is absolutely essential to do so or you intend to WP:RESCUE the article. It can be disruptive to those attempting to WP:RESUCE the article. Absolutely everything you removed may have been appropriate to remove before AfD ... however tagging the problems first may have been more appropriate. I'd suggest one mistake and you have caused disruption. Thankyou.Djm-leighpark (talk) 09:28, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, was just attempting to clean up and wasn't aware of the norms about that and AfD. I appreciate the guidance and will be more careful – Þjarkur (talk) 11:05, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
I can't guarantee that its norms (perhaps just my norms) ... however everyone visiting really has to check to see your removals were appropriate. But I've seen useful references binned in similar circumstances. I've just noticed part of the reason things looked bad were external references were not separated from external links. I might (very very weakly) suggestWP:BEFORE Section C. also had not been followed in the run up to AfD ... not that would help as I don't think there is a single WP:RS yet and it likely to fall to its own death without any help.Djm-leighpark (talk) 13:26, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

blood irradiation, editsEdit

I did get your email about not using primary sources. After receiving that, I edited the page again and limited the discussion and citation to a singular study as reported by the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, reporting a study done. The article reported that the subject study was submitted to and approved by the FDA. It was conducted at Warren Hospital in NJ. So, the International Journal was a true reporting source and not a primary source. However, this one reference was also deleted, and I cannot understand why.

From the perspective of any study and any statistical analysis, the number of people is always relevant; however, of equal, and sometimes more relevance is the P number resulting from the study. The P in this case was .023. This means that, if there were no clinical value to the process, then the probability of achieving the subject results would be 2.3%. That is persuasive to conclusive evidence as to efficacy.

So, given the above, I remain confused as to why it was deleted. I would greatly appreciate your assistance on this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tutu0819 (talkcontribs) 18:55, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Tutu0819. The paper is indeed a reliable source, but it is a primary source in the biomedical definition of the word, as opposed to a secondary source which summarizes what other sources have found. It can be too misleading for the general reader to see the results strongly indicated that this treatment was effective in getting rid of hepatitis C when this was a small study that found a beneficial effect, and did not get rid of the virus. Since studies often present statistical significance where there is none we try to wait until we can reflect current medical knowledge and try to summarize what is known rather than going into detail about specific studies.
Until secondary sources come along, we just don't have enough material to claim much more than There is ongoing research into whether ultraviolet blood irradiation can help with difficult bacterial and viral infections, such as hepatitis C. (I've added this senctence in now). It doesn't take long to get used to writing in this boring & summarizing manner, so I at least hope you continue contributing with us.
I do agree that this area is interesting, I am at least excited to see whether further efficacy is shown. If you wish to point me to other recent review articles on the matter that would of course be helpful as well (I could only find one recent, which was the historical overview one).
Regards, – Þjarkur (talk) 20:30, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi there, thanks for your note. I appreciate that we want references, but what I am offering is no less valid than what is currently on the page - 'In Britain, New Zealand, and Australia, it can also be used as a neutral or, when used with a positive qualifier (e.g., good, funny, clever), a positive way of referring to a person.'

To reclaim the word as highly erotic is essential.

Germaine Greer's article mentioned at the foot of the page is one of many references. Basil Eliades (talk) 00:30, 24 April 2019 (UTC)


Hæ, Þjarkur. Or perhaps, in view of one of the user boxes on your user page I should say "Hi, Thjarkur". I see that you thanked me on Icelandic Wikipedia. Sorry that my extremely fragmentary knowledge of Icelandic was not enough for me to write my edit summary in Icelandic, because I think that ideally English should not be used there. However, you probably don't mind, judging from this, this, and this. However, I find it surprising that you edit Wikipedia in so many languages, and yet have never edited here, which I would have thought was the nearest Wikipedia to your native tongue. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 20:16, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Hah that's quite all right, and thanks for spotting that! (Although I'm quite curious about how you came across the article.) I've created a new template to indicate translation, which will hopefully encourage more diligence in attribution.
I don't actually speak Basque (yet), just fascinated with the now-extinct pidgin they brought here. Also hope that hypocritical userboxes aren't frowned upon :)
Þjarkur (talk) 20:45, 29 April 2019 (UTC)


We really need to restrict that page, this vandalism is getting absurd. — Preceding unsigned comment added by NobleStripes (talkcontribs) 02:28, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for reviewing my workEdit

I added a new citation to the wiki page (Attached at bottom) could you please check it is valid?

Hello Crudefix33, yes that's a good source! Thanks for adding it :) – Þjarkur (talk) 10:13, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 May 2019Edit

The blog doesn't belong to myself and merely trying to improve the community with better resources rather than dated broken links. And to refer to blogs as "not reliable sources" is an absurd comment.

I also see you've tried to reverse a 2 year old edit I did to a perfectly high quality source. You are a total jobsworth.

@Shaunb84 – Blogs are not reliable sources, and I could not verify your edit to the Persian cat article. Please also see WP:SELFPUBLISH. – Þjarkur (talk) 22:51, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
Your website must be getting its information from somewhere, so it would be far better to directly cite that source. – Þjarkur (talk) 23:22, 2 May 2019 (UTC)


What is your problem with Bolungarvik as a small town?

Hi Þjarkur, education is one of the most important aspect in human life. Many young families are moving from Reykjavik to Bolungarvik, because its educational institutions such has kindergarten, elementary school and music school. Here is everything what young family needs and Wikipedia must show it!

Sælinú, Bolafjall, "small town" is also fine, but I was mainly reverting because of the "Bolungarvík is a modern, beautiful small town and very family friendly" and listing the education in an odd place in the introductory paragraph. Wikipedia is not a guidebook. – Þjarkur (talk) 23:30, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Regarding references to the page "Barman Thar"Edit

Barman Thar is a language that has never been documented by any linguistist. It has been for the first time worked on by us, the students of M.A. in Linguistics and Language Technology of Tezpur University. That is why there is no source of this language on the internet. We learnt this language on a field trip. However, few offline refernces to this language can be provided. I will add them shortly. Thank you.

Hello Moyoor97, that does sound like a great project, but it might be a good idea to publish your thesis first and then to create this article, so that other editors can verify the information. We can't really add original research that hasn't been published. Do you think we could redirect the page to Dimasa language until more sources exist? – Þjarkur (talk) 12:58, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Bone Density Link RemoveEdit

Hi link was not wrong it defines the bone density feature and all. so I took it as a reference if you think it spammy please let me know

It was a link to renting such a machine in Delhi and wasn't very informative. The text added said "Take the bmd machine on rent" which indicates spam, and it wasn't being used to support any information. See Wikipedia:External links. We try to mainly cite reliable medical sources. – Þjarkur (talk) 09:20, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Implied meaning is obviousEdit


Are you saying that my comment has no validity due to the fact that it is clearly implied what they mean when they say 'weed'? Anyone that has been around long enough and shown the clip agrees with me. In fact, Youtube has a clip of the scene for emphasis.

If you insist on removing valid observation without others reviewing the information then I wish to escalate this. Failing that, no further donations will be made as your claim is unfounded in that the 'pipe-weed' is fictional. Where else would this observation be relevant as a valid observation and implied meaning?

Here it is:-

Note: I have also noted the Youtube account stating that Wikipedia are not worth donating to as they are removing or twisting facts to suit an agenda.

Hello Red Shield, please see: [1]. It's likely referring to nicotine. Pipe-weed is not cannabis and you would need to cite reliable sources if you wanted to claim otherwise, sometimes things aren't as obvious as one might think. I'd recommend dropping the "I wish to escelate this" thing, we're all just volunteers here trying to work together. I have never reverted you and was only giving you an explanation for why it was reverted. – Þjarkur (talk) 17:07, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
You can also note that "weed" did not become a popular slang term until the 1990s.[2]Þjarkur (talk) 17:16, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Talk about twisting the meaning. It is clear that you trying to subvert the facts. You have just saved me donation money. I should say, "thank you". But what is wrong with the Youtiube link. In fact, how are we to prove all the other films without a verifiable source straight from the director and writer's mouths? Valid question.

I do not care whether you donate, I'm a volunteer editor and am not affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation. The foundation also doesn't need donations at all, they have enough money to sustain themselves indefinitely. Please do make an attempt to be more cordial, we are only trying to be of assistance. – Þjarkur (talk) 17:46, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Kári StefánssonEdit

Cheers, Þjarkur! I'm going to add more on the science here, as there was very little before and there is a lot out there. Lehmansson (talk) 22:45, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Found new hoaxEdit

Don‘t know where to write, so I do it here. I have detected another failure/ hoax, a wrong source and stolen from a website for photographers‘ journeys. Not very useful for an encyclopedic project like Wikipedia. TitansOfAzeroth (talk) 23:38, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

The origin of that text is from this edit in 2009 by a user who made no other edits. I can not verify that statement in Encyclopedia Britannica. This edit is still in our Kyrgyzstan article but this source has been added, which only includes some calculations about how mixed people are. That photography website is the one copy-pasting from Wikipedia, this edit is so old that there must be plenty of sites that have copied it by now. But, I think I'm going to remove that sentence as it doesn't add much relevant information. If you find more dubious sources, you're of course welcome to write here but you can also write on the Kyrgyz article, I have it on my watchlist. Thanks for investigating, Wikipedia is full of these small errors which no one bothered to check – Þjarkur (talk) 00:14, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
Found another thing on the Kyrgyzstan article which was not supported by the cited source: "The descent of the Kyrgyz from the indigenous Siberian population, on the other hand, is confirmed by recent genetic studies". – Þjarkur (talk) 00:34, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Silvver's CityEdit

Thank you. Ned Chaillet

If not engaged in other editing work, could you have a look at this article please?Edit

Good morning.
We haven't talked for some time. However, my good wishes were always with you as I returned to our chat often. How is your editing work progressing?
Would you have time to have a look at this work please: User:Bkpsusmitaa/Violent_verses_of_the_Quran
If you are willing to check the article, I would submit it for review.
Bkpsusmitaa (talk) 03:56, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Your help desk questionEdit

You did not get a response to this question but it looks like something you could ask on WP:VPT.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:02, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm guessing that since no one answered that there isn't a good way of doing that, I just felt like my solution was too hacky. – Þjarkur (talk) 21:07, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
I saw that this question was related and the link didn't work so I fixed the archived post so it would work.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:21, 10 May 2019 (UTC)


Sæll Þjarkur, I was thinking about adding the name of Kári Stefánsson's wife to the family section on his profile and eleminating the references to his daughter's previous marriage to Dhani Harrison. This seems to me unrelated to Kari himself and so to the page. (It could perhaps go on an Icelandic page, though even there it has a sort of celebrity gossip/DV flavor tht isn't actually related to the subject.) I can also source the number of children and grandchildren to Íslendingabók.

I also wanted to ask if you would have any thoughts on how to do a one-off edit to the Icelandic Name template at the top of the page. It is in this case incomplete and incorrect, as Kári is only referred to by his first name in Iceland. He is referred to as Dr Stefansson everywhere else in the world, with an "a" not the "á," and as this is an English-language page, that is the way I have edited it and think it should be noted. So, too, In the first two paragraphs I have used the Icelandic spelling of his name (as that is the way he spells it), as well as those of his parents, but only as a matter of record. My suggestion for the Icelandic Name template would be: "This is an Icelandic name. The last name is patronymic, not a family name; this person is commonly referred to by the given name Kári in Iceland, but as Kari Stefansson (without accents) elsewhere."

If you have any tips on how best to do this without ruffling any feathers among the creators of the template I would be most grateful. It is in fact something that should be addressed with this template in general. This template is telling people how names work in Iceland among Icelandic speakers, which is interesting to know though also largely irrelevant and misleading on a page written in English for a global audience. It may be useful for Björk, but basically all other Icelanders are known abroad by their patronyms.

Thanks for any thoughts you can offer.

Lehmansson (talk) 12:40, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

I guess that in this case it would be best to just skip the Icelandic name template, I've moved the explanation to notes. The creator of that template isn't active here anymore, I've been the one adding some exceptions to it lately. I myself wouldn't care much if the template were to be deprecated – although "Mr. Patronym" sounds incredibly silly to me I do think we should reflect English sources.
I could ping some of the other folks that have been active in Iceland-related areas (although we sure aren't many), I guess I would support adding "in Iceland this person is referred to...", and even support showing that message in notes instead of a hatnote like we currently do.
Around 2005 there were a few diacritic-wars fought here on Wikipedia and as you can see the diacriticists won out at the time. I prefer anglicizing as it's more accessible to readers (and here we should reflect the sources).
Íslendingabók is considered a WP:BLPPRIMARY here and can't be used.
Wikipedia generally tries to not mention non-notable family members by name (especially young children), but as his wife has been interviewed by tabloids it might be fine to mention her name. "Stefansson got married in the year XXXX" should be enough though. I personally find the Harrison marriage to be worthy of inclusion as it's so offbeat :)
Þjarkur (talk) 13:33, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Your solution to the diacritical question looks just right to me - we have the first use of his name and then those of his parents with Icelandic spellings, then international (diacritically bland) thereafter. I can imagine the diacritical wars, though it does sound like something out of the Star Wars apocrypha. Glad I wasn't there. But I think the case that you and I are making is the most defensible for a lasting peace: we should follow common usage since we are citing tons of things. There is nothing to be gained by trying to force on the world something that is established as not common usage, and Icelandic inside poker is only really interesting locally. The template is also going wrong in multiple ways. Eiður Smári is known worldwide as Gudjohnsen, which in this case is a family name, but the template says he is referred to as "Eiður" in Iceland, which isn't even correct here!

Regarding his wife, it is standard in all of the scientist profiles (and probably in most profiles) on Wikipedia that I have used as structural models that spouses are named. She is not famous but she is a known figure as his wife and as the head of the Child Welfare Fund. Also standard is not to mention childrens' names, and in the case of Solveig I still disagree with you on mentioning her unless she was known for something other than her previous marriage. Mentioning her also has the effect of Google (when you search for Kári's name) generating a profile bod that mentions her and connects to all sorts of celebrity gossip and photos of women in small dresses with rock stars that to me seems almost prurient. I'd rather go as minimalist as possible on this most minimal detail. Something like: "Stefansson is married with Valgerður Ólafsdóttir and has four children and six grandchildren." As short and sweet as it gets. Regarding the source, if I can't use Íslendigabók I will keep looking!

Lehmansson (talk) 15:20, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

"Eiður Smári" is referred to as "Eiður Smári" in Iceland, "Guðjohnsen" is only used in jest. I will however remove the Icelandic name template from there as well as it doesn't apply internationally.
I'm not seeing any odd Google results regarding Sólveig, and as "personal details" section go here, it seems like a very normal thing to mention. – Þjarkur (talk) 15:32, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Sorry I missed your message here above. I have found a good, non-tabloid reference for marriage to Valgerður and number of grandchildren from obituary for her mother ( It mentions Dhani, as it's old, and that seems to be an appropriately antequated reference to what I find to be at best old news. And I'm not finding any strange references to Sólveig, just lots, and now outdated, photographs of the Harrisons and miscellaneous girlfriends that pop up and sit in a collage on the screen when I search for "Kari Stefansson" in Chrome. It is certainly relevant if one were interested in Sólveig, but I find it an irrelevant distraction re her father as a serious scientist. That's my goal here. Shall I try my reference and then we see if it clears the rock stars and miniskirts? Lehmansson (talk) 12:02, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Flora of French PolynesiaEdit

Just to say
thank you
Þjarkur! -- El Mono Español ¿Qué me dices?

Thank-you friendEdit

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Thank-you for the information regarding templates. Archaeologist02 (talk) 08:50, 18 May 2019 (UTC)


Thanks for your wonderful advice/reminder to post in the article's talk page to resolve issues. I'm not sure why you needed to stop by my user talk page to let me know that, but it is appreciated. I'm looking forward to your constructive criticism and I hope that you're able to share your unbiased edits soon!

Tierra.watkins (talk) 21:57, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Hello Tierra.watkins, getting used to the norms on Wikipedia around conflict-of-interest editing can take a bit of time and I just wanted to link you to that explanatory page on it. My main problem with the Moss Ball Pets article was that it wasn't clear that it was a company that was being discussed (and not the marimo themselves), and I was trying to tone down the promotional tone in it. I also thought I had given a good summary of what Marimo balls were, linking to the main article of a subject tends to be enough. I still doubt that those Marimo are actually sourced from Japanese lakes, although they may be imported through Japan, as I mentioned on the article's talk page. That academic paper I linked mentions worldwide sourcing & depletion and is a good read. Regards, – Þjarkur (talk) 22:06, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Regarding era conventionsEdit

BC and AB are no longer the convention for dating

CE (Common Era) and BCE (Before Common Era) are the correct way to denote before the year 1 ie BCE — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jtveg (talkcontribs) 12:22, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

The guideline says that articles should not be changed unnecessarily. Obviously if you want articles to be up to date they should follow the modern conventions.

Therefore the change is necessary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jtveg (talkcontribs) 12:28, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

It's "do not change the established style". Both styles are commonly used here. – Þjarkur (talk) 12:36, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Moss Ball PetsEdit

Please see my comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Moss Ball Pets. A move might be better than a deletion. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 23:05, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
I want to thank you for taking the initiative and reaching out to the user on the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi edit. I noticed their comment on the redo of their edit and was going to reach out to them later today to explain why I did the revert. Your intervention made it a lot easier as I don't think I could have phrased the situation as well as you did.

Thank you again - I really appreciate it. KNHaw (talk) 20:57, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Haha sure thing! I had originally misunderstood their sourcing as well. – Þjarkur (talk) 21:01, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Hes not a jouranlistEdit

Again hes not a journalist his current employer lists him as an Opinion writer, hes always been an op-ed opinion writer i have his employer as a source please change it to reflect this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by RobRude (talkcontribs) 19:59, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

From your source: "Prior to that he was the CBC's Washington correspondent for 12 years, and before that he spent five years reporting from the Middle East." – Þjarkur (talk) 22:16, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Next Steps for Coconut EditsEdit

Hi, I'm very new to editing Wikipedia, so apologies if this question is very basic. I requested a change to the Coconut article, and you responded saying my request seemed to make sense on the Talk:Coconut page. Am I supposed to do something further now? (I'm not an autoconfirmed user, so I don't think I can, but maybe I don't understand the process.) Or does someone else come an approve/finalize the edit? Thanks in advance for your help. --AlliWK (talk) 20:22, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Hello AlliWK, sorry for not being clear, I was just showing some sources for your claim in case any other editors wanted to comment before implementing your change. I assumed someone more knowledgeable would like to chime in, but since that hasn't happened I'll put it in now. Thanks for spotting this error. – Þjarkur (talk) 20:32, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Anote TongEdit

Hi! Nice to meet you! Yes! You were right! only the RDNZ source cites that he won with over 2,000 votes, not the Baltimore Sun, source removed. Thank you. --LLcentury (talk) 21:22, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

‎Nice RM at Face with Tears of Joy emojiEdit

Hi, just wanted to say I was really impressed by the thorough research you did on Talk:Face_with_Tears_of_Joy_emoji#Requested_move_31_May_2019, and the neutral way you presented it. Nice work! (It's a tricky case, and I still need to think about it some more before joining in the discussion - but it'd be even trickier without the background and data you presented.) Colin M (talk) 04:16, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll have to agree with Netoholic, those articles should probably just be merged, but the previous RM had made me wonder. – Þjarkur (talk) 12:04, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

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Thank you!  Þjarkur (talk) 12:10, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
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