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ITN recognition for Sergei MavrodiEdit

 On 27 March 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Sergei Mavrodi, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 10:47, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Mikhail TukhachevskyEdit

Hello, I'm Horus from Thai Wikipedia. Currently the article th:มีคาอิล ตูคาเชฟสกี is being nominated to Good Article status and I'm reviewing it. It is mainly translated from English Mikhail Tukhachevsky. However, when I look into Russian version ru:Тухачевский, Михаил Николаевич, I've found it to be considerably longer than the English version.

GA criteria says the article have to "addresses the main aspects of the topic." My question, since I can't understand Russian, is that 'is the Russian article contain something that hasn't already covered in English?' Or in your opinion, what info should be added to the article before it can be nominated GA? Thanks. --Horus (talk) 18:27, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi. Yes, the Russian article looks considerably larger, its most developed sections are: the Russian Civil War, the 1920 Soviet-Polish War, his suppression of anti-Soviet rebellions and his contributions to the Soviet Army theory and practice. It also has sections on early life and WWI, his arrest and death, political repressions against his family, his posthumous rehabilitation, awards and references in culture (literature, film, etc). I don't know Thai though. Brandmeistertalk 22:06, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
It's exactly the same as English. We tend to translate articles from English to Thai. --Horus (talk) 09:49, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
I used Google Translate on the Russian version and have found these missing info in English
1. Early life: village of Vrazhsky, studies at 1st Penza Gymnasium, Moscow Empress Catherine II Cadet Corps and paragraph "В начавшейся Первой мировой войне принимал участие ..."
2. Large portion of "Гражданская война" section
3. Large portion of "Советско-польская война 1920 года" section
4. Section "Подавление антисоветских восстаний"
5. Section "Работа по реформированию РККА"
6. Section "Противостояние в командовании РККА"
Am I correct? --Horus (talk) 06:37, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Just got the time to check. When it comes to English vs Russian, yes. Early years and life look roughly the same, but other sections are more detailed in the Russian version. Brandmeistertalk 13:30, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. --Horus (talk) 14:51, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Elaine Herzberg#Requested move 6 April 2018Edit

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ITN recognition for Euskadi Ta AskatasunaEdit

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Precious anniversaryEdit

Two years!

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ITN recognition for 2018 Ahvaz military parade attackEdit

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ITN recognition for Montserrat CaballéEdit

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Nomination of Examination of Apollo Moon photographs for deletion (discussion here)Edit


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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Candy appleEdit

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ITN recognition for ARA San Juan (S-42)Edit

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Russian translation backlog projectEdit

Can you write some of the articles on this very long list of articles needed on English Wikipedia? They are all from Russian Wikipedia and exceed notability standards. I'm currently working on Lyalya Nasukhanova, but the rest really probably aren't going to be written on English Wikipedia by someone else anytime soon despite being of higher-than-usual notability.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 01:47, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

I'm currently on a on-and-off basis in Wiki, but will pick something from there within next several weeks or so. Thanks for heads-up. Brandmeistertalk 09:00, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Azerbaijani namesEdit

Hi, I notice you've moved a number of Azerbaijani footballers to new spellings. I'm no expert on these names, so I'm not fussed either way but you've left the page openings with the original spellings. So, for example, the article is titled Kamran Agayev but then opens "Kamran Aghayev (born..." which looks very odd. The original spellings are also used throughout the articles.

I'd also query the move of Ruslan Abyshov as all of the English language sources in the article use the original Abışov spelling, as well as a few others I've looked up. Kosack (talk) 15:40, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi. Most of names inside Category:Azerbaijani people and its subcategories stick to WP:RUROM-based spelling rather than original Azerbaijani, so I was thinking about consistency. But as far as I know we don't have a formal guideline on this. Brandmeistertalk 16:48, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
According to WP:NCRUS, WP:NCUE should usually take priority which would mean the most common usage in English-language sources. In Abisov's case, I'm struggling to find a single English language source that uses the new spelling. Kosack (talk) 17:08, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
That's because such sources may use only Azerbaijani spelling throughout for all related names, e.g. and To enforce the same consistency in Wikipedia biographies and move them to new spellings perhaps a discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Naming_conventions_(people) would be needed. The list of Azerbaijan international footballers, in particular, had mixed spellings where the same last names, for example, were spelled differently, depending on person, and that was odd. Brandmeistertalk 17:28, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
But if that's what they're using then so should we. A user searching for Abisov would search for the player based on what they had seen, if Abyshov is not used anywhere else then the user wouldn't be able to find his page. Even official bodies such as UEFA and newspapers such as The Guardian use the original spelling. Using Abyshov is making it significantly harder for a neutral user to locate the page by using a title only someone versed in cross-language translation would be able to understand.
The List of Azerbaijan international footballers uses the title each page is listed at, if there's an issue there it's with the article naming structure. Kosack (talk) 17:54, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
There could always be redirects to the name. My point was that using different spellings (like Aghayev, Agayev and Ağayev) may look confusing and weird to an average reader. But I won't object reverting to previous names. Brandmeistertalk 18:32, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
Yeah we should really be using one name which should be the WP:COMMONNAME. Based on what I've seen, I'd agree with all of the moves apart from the Abisov one as the sources seem to follow suit with those. However, I can't find any reference to Abysov being used in it's place. Abisov, even a few Abbasov's I can see, but if the sources are using the original then we should follow suit on that one. Kosack (talk) 18:51, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearEdit

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hi Brandmeister, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas
and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year,
Thanks for all your help and thanks for all your contributions to the 'pedia,

   –Davey2010 Merry Christmas / Happy New Year 19:09, 23 December 2018 (UTC)


FWiW Bzuk (talk) 00:14, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Botanists' namesEdit

There are many cases of botanists with similar names, so if we don't use the name given in the source, how do we know that it's the same person? We aren't given this person's name in the Cyrillic alphabet in the source ([1]), so it's not simply a case of choosing a transliteration. If you can't provide a source showing that the botanist is known by either the name in the source or your transliteration, the sourced name should be used. Peter coxhead (talk) 10:32, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Sources don't always Romanize the names the way we do, so a redirect to our spelling is always possible. I'm content with the current solution on Pobedimova anyway. Brandmeistertalk 10:38, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Ok, fine. (I once served on a BSI subcommittee on transliteration so I'm familiar with the issues.) Just to note for the future that lists of botanical or zoological authors need to show all the transliterations found in the relevant literature, not just ours. Peter coxhead (talk) 11:14, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Page moveEdit

Sigh, could you please avoid moving a page while on the Main page? Links get broken, and tomorrow those interested in the stats will have to look at two places and calculate. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:13, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

That's per WP:BOLD, but I see your concern. Brandmeistertalk 18:17, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Nursultan NazarbayevEdit

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Human waste on the moonEdit

I was just following advice given to me here by Randy Kryn. What would you recommend?— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 18:34, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Nelly DienerEdit

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Russian to EnglishEdit

Request translation: ru:Кирпичников, Тимофей Иванович. Thank you. -- 11:26, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Will do soon. Brandmeistertalk 14:10, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I look for this translation. -- 15:03, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
When you translate this page? -- 14:33, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
It's already done, Timofey Kirpichnikov. You can check the interwiki. Brandmeistertalk 14:39, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Translation requestEdit

Hello, i would be very grateful if you could translate ru:Восстание в Чечне 1932 года. Koopinator (talk) 16:36, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Will do when I have time, currently slightly busy. Brandmeistertalk 16:38, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
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