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VillehardouinEdit

is the only one that's confusing AFAIK (Geoffrey the chronicler, his nephew Geoffrey I, and Geoffrey II). Sorry to step on your edit. Choess 21:31, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

AristarchusEdit

Oh, no problem.;-> There were only three of them, and all of them sufficiently serious to deserve an answer.

My position on the matter is not intransigent; if I were the only interested editor, what would happen is that Aristarchus would remain the dab page, because of the majority modern usage - but only until Aristarchus of Samothrace becomes a proper article, and the ones that should link to it are written. This will be a while, and I may have to do it myself.

"Correctness" is, according to policy, not the way to settle these questions. See Wikipedia:Use English and Wikipedia:Naming conventions for more; although several editors regularly ignore them. (You will find several other useful links on my user page; feel free to copy them - or not.) Septentrionalis 15:31, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Nicolaus CopernicusEdit

Regarding your edit, see WP:POINT. Sciurinæ 13:59, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Bridge of ArtaEdit

Are you the same user as Χρήστης:FocalPoint on the el.wiki? If you are, can you upload the picture to Commons, so we can include it in the Bridge of Arta article? By the way, we need someone to translate the rest of the article. Thanks! СПУТНИКССС Р 01:30, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Σχετικά με το..., πρέπει να δεις αυτό και αυτό και να πράξεις αναλόγως. Thanks. --Enas Filos 21:50, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

BourtziEdit

Excellent photo!! Do you have any others that could be used at Nafplio? Cheers! - Gobeirne 20:25, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Superb! Another great shot - Gobeirne 09:31, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Category DeletionEdit

Please visit [1] and weigh in!  NikoSilver  (T) @ (C) 23:07, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

en:PerliteEdit

Bonjour,

Ton bot de la wikipedia anglaise, pense que c'est necessaire de mettre un liens vers la wikipedia italienne au sujet en:Perlite. Pourtant, le liens it:Perlite n'existe pas. J'ai fair deja un "revert" mais ton bot insiste. Je te prie de prend la situation en charge. Merci pour ton action.--FocalPoint 3 juin 2006 à 15:20 (CEST)

Bonjour,

Désolé, le bot est un peu idiot :o) Je vais lui demander de faire attention.

Hashar 11:45, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

POLLEdit

No, no, no, not what you think! This time is for something that all of us need:

Improvement of the <ref> function.

Please weigh in at Wikipedia talk:Footnotes#Poll! NikoSilver  (T) @ (C) 18:06, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Χα! Καλησπέρες και σε σένα Focal. Βασικά την ψηφοφορία αυτή, εγώ την οργάνωσα. Είναι η πρώτη μου εδώ, και μάλλον πάει καλά! Γι'αυτό αν θες μπές στον κόπο να διαβάσεις την πρόταση, και αν συμφωνείς, στήριξέ την.  NikoSilver  (T) @ (C) 23:56, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

and another Poll...Edit

Hi. There's a debate about how much "X-ian" one must be in order to be considered "X-American" (or X-Yian for that matter) and be categorized as such. The poll is here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Ethnic groups/Rules for lists of X-Americans. Kindly weigh in! :NikoSilver: 21:57, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Macedonia (terminology)Edit

Well, that'll be the first article we're not bitching too much about! :-) :NikoSilver: 22:08, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

2 Polls that may be of interest...Edit

Hey, kindly check:

Thanks. :NikoSilver: 01:14, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Vectorized imagesEdit

Due to a crash of my HD image epir1.cdr was lost. But I have three CDR images refered to Epir (1235-1251, 1252-1315 and 1315-1358). If you has interest in this images I can send you to your e-mail adress the original cdr files that you can edit freely. They are made in CORELL 11 version. Please contact me. 88.12.146.224 10:57, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

You can see the images in png at http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Despotat_de_l'Epir. I believe that historical maps don't need translation because it can be easely understables for all the world. In catalan vikipedia we use sometimes historical maps on english, spanish, italian, french, etc..., only the cyrillic alphabets or others as grec, sinhala etc... offer dificulties. In fact I'm unable to made the maps on correct english because I'm only catalan speaking, and I know only french and spanish (I know only a few words of english, portuguese and italian). I made some historical maps in english (i.e. see urartu) but I'm afraid that they are plenty of mistakes (in language).

88.12.146.224 22:56, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

==George Rallis==Edit

Copied from Lincher's talk page.

I believe that you should have another look at your assessment of stub class for this article. My opinion is that a start class is more fair to its authors (I only put 4-6 letters, so I cannot be counted among them).--FocalPoint 15:28, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

The stub tag goes with the no sources added to the article which is a real problem on wikipedia. If references are added to go with the article or sources of the original material is given then start- or maybe B-class can be given. Lincher 15:31, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

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Chronicle of MoreaEdit

I have Morea on my watchlist, and that led me to click on the Chronicle link, which I seemed to recall was a redirect to Morea. I briefly looked at it, but I'll see if I can add anything to it. Adam Bishop 21:58, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Re: Help neededEdit

OK, here's the story. The person you mention probably had a good SQL script that ceased to work because MediaWiki database schema was changed. Of course, I could take a look at the script, find out what's wrong, etc., but I'm only moderately familiar with the schema in question, and I don't have a toolserver account (which is - as I gather - necessary to run SQL scripts against the database). However, there is a simple(r) solution: I've taken a look around and found a page dedicated exactly to this: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_queries. If you take a look there, you'll find a request virtually identical to yours, and it seems that the SQL solution is here. So, there are already queries that do the job, you'll just have to inquire at the Requests for queries page and ask for somebody to run the script against the Greek wiki and copy the result to the location of your choosing. Hope this helps... GregorB 18:41, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Well, after the closure of Wikisign, I had problems with establishment of SQL scripts on my PC, so I haven't done any from that time on. Sorry. Regards, --Klemen Kocjancic 10:51, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Article for deletionEdit

Hi, have you any idea why this article [2] is not included in this list [3] for further dicussion? I fear that it is not visible to a wide audience there could be a biased verdict. Unfortunately I have not got the expertise to fix it; that is if there is something wrong. Thanks, Georgeg 17:55, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

and how do i get hold of the relevant administrator? Aftos o KRBN (A.K.A. Moutalos) mou tin exei pai3ei, mou exei salatosei 2-3 arthra sto parelthon.Georgeg 18:23, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your AfD recommendation. Unfortunately I do not know many of the intricacies of Greek football - being uninformed I decided it would be best if I decline to comment on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Achaia Football Clubs Association, which in any case looks like it is going to be kept anyway. Qwghlm 22:51, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Hey, don't worry about it. I think it was fine that you alerted me to the other AfD, no need to apologise at all! Qwghlm 15:08, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

HelloEdit

Good friends are all around! Dr Moshe 10:02, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Cyprus-stubEdit

To template για το cyprus-stub προτείνεται απο τουσ τουρκους να αλλάξει. "This Cyprus-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it." Ηδη προτείνεται να αλλάξει το link για την Κύπρο στο να ειναι link gia το αρθρο για τη γεωγραφία της Κυπρου, και επίσης κερδίζει ηδη έδαφος στο να φύγει η σημαια μας και να αντικατασταθει με τον χαρτη της Κυπρου. Ηδη προσπαθω εγώ μόνος μου αλλα και εγω ειμαι σε εξεταστικη περιοδο και δεν μπορω να πολυασχοληθω με τιν βικιπέδια αν μπορουσες να βοηθησεις... KRBN 14:27, 9 January 2007(UTC)

Thanks once againEdit

Πολύ κακές παρέες, όντως. Παρασύρετε αθώες κορασίδες στην ακολασία, στον επικίνδυνο κόσμο του Ίντερνετ. Θα προσπαθήσω όμως να δείξω χαρακτήρα και να μην παρασυρθώ από τα εντυπωσιακά λάβαρα των Φράγκων ιπποτών και τα οικόσημα των Παλατινών αρχόντων! Και φυσικά ευχαριστώ για … το τρίτο ποδαρικό!--Elena153 18:43, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Ευχαριστώ!Edit

Ευχαριστώ πολύ για τις πληροφορίες! Για ό,τι χρειαστείς στην Αγγλική Wikipedia μη διστάσεις να επικοινωνήσεις μαζί μου.--Yannismarou 09:28, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

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VillehardouinEdit

I do, but I've just moved so I don't have access to my books or my own computer :) I have the edition by Juliam Eugene White, but there is an older one by Jean Alexandre Buchon on Google Books. Note that our article on Buchon (via Britannica) says "None of his publications can be described as thoroughly scholarly", and this one has the annoying habit of translating random Old French words into modern French in brackets. I'll try to get to White's edition as soon as I can. Adam Bishop 00:37, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Ok, I have books and Internet! White's edition is based on one manuscript but he says he used Edmond Faral's "definitive edition" (I do not know whether this edition is still the definitive critical one). It's not exactly the same as Buchon but the differences are no greater than expected from variant Old French manuscripts (i.e. all the orthography is different!). Adam Bishop 15:30, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Studi VenezianiEdit

Hi FocalPoint, this doesn't appear to be available online, through JSTOR or elsewhere. My university library has it though, back to 1959. Adam Bishop 08:31, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Indo-Greek kingdomEdit

Hi FocalPoint! Thank you for your vote on the Indo-Greek FARC! My understanding is that the subject of the presence of the Indo-Greeks in India, even if more than 2000 years old, still hurts some national sensitivities. Some users such as User:Devanampriya, who actually initiated this FARC through a request to an Indian administrator, have been very aggresive with any claims of Greek influence in India, and very aggressive with other users in the process. This combines with the fact that many things are indeed uncertain about the Indo-Greeks, hence the request by a few initially uninvolved users to have more references etc... to which I complied (rather intensely) during the last few weeks. In the process, I think the article has become even better than before, more balanced, and much much more referenced. In any case, I believe this is a fascinating subject, and that this Wikipedia article offers one of the best summary available anywhere on the Indo-Greeks. Thank you for your support! PHG 19:57, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi! I have replied to your post on Indo-Greek discussion. Best regards--Sponsianus (talk) 10:45, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Re: Thank youEdit

Oops, just noticed you replied here. I have created the dump in my user space, but feel free to move it anywhere else (or copy and split it, the page may be a little too big). Creating the dump doesn't take much time, so I can do it whenever you want. Cheers! -- ReyBrujo (talk) 19:10, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Anna (name)Edit

Thank you for your message. I have fixed all the interwiki links to Anna (name). --Pipep (talk) 20:29, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

NiceEdit

Nice contributions. Any chance of transferring the Greek Gazette information (spread across 3 issues by Kyriakos Metaxas) to the Anglo-Hellenic League article? The pictures are almost certainly free of copywrite and many are of hight quality. Politis (talk) 20:47, 12 February 2008 (UTC)t

Garni InscriptionEdit

Dear Focal Point. Thanks a lot for your interest in the discussion. I have to caution you though that all my remarks constitute OR and they cannot therefore be used in any article. My transliteration and my translation are most certainly flawed since they are based on a rather sketchy copy. I will keep on looking for an authoritative publication of the inscription which may be properly used in wikipedia and post every bit of information to the relevant discussion pages. I am very happy to see that you are interested and I look forward to any feedback. Thanks again!--Giorgos Tzimas (talk) 08:53, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Re: Interwikis in Greek ΒικιπαίδειαEdit

Anything to help! :-) I got the full list (I think there were 9,000 hits) but am having a little trouble at splitting it... I was going to create a list for every starting letter, but I think there would be like 30 or 40 lists, some small and some long. I am trying to overcome my almost complete ignorance of Greek, though :-) -- ReyBrujo (talk) 22:15, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Greek Wikipedia Interwiki projectEdit

Hi!

I noticed that you have a serious project to improve interwiki links in the Greek Wikipedia.

In the Hebrew Wikipedia we have such a project, and it has been pretty successful. I was looking for such projects in other Wikipedias, but found nothing. I started setting up similar projects in Wikipedias in Russian and Esperanto (i know these languages), and then i stumbled upon your project in the Greek Wikipedia. (I found a link to it at Wikipedia talk:Special:WithoutInterwiki.)

Unfortunately i don't know Greek, but i would like to know what is your way of working.

You can find a description of our way of working here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Interlanguage Links/Ideas from the Hebrew Wikipedia. I'll be glad to share our experiences!

One last thing: I added an interwiki link to your project from Wikipedia:WikiProject Interlanguage Links. This project in the English Wikipedia appears inactive (i am trying to revive it), but a link to your project may facilitate the communication between our projects. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 06:23, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

HiEdit

Hi! Please note that I have filed a request for appeal here. Comments welcome! Best regards PHG (talk) 16:16, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/PHGEdit

An Arbitration case involving you has been opened, and is located here. Please add any evidence you may wish the Arbitrators to consider to the evidence sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/PHG/Evidence. Please submit your evidence within one week, if possible. You may also contribute to the case on the workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/PHG/Workshop.

On behalf of the Arbitration Committee, Daniel (talk) 23:06, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi again!Edit

Hi FocalPoint. Thank you so much for your comments at Arbcom! I truely appreciate! Best regards PHG (talk) 19:36, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

:)))... PHG (talk) 20:34, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Excelsior!Edit

I backed out all your wood wool changes, and added a source to make it more clear that excelsior is a generic term; why did you think it was a brand? Dicklyon (talk) 18:17, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Again, we don't need a content fork. Dicklyon (talk) 17:50, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

PHG ArbCom requestEdit

I've posted a request for possible additional evidence at Wikipedia talk:Requests for arbitration/PHG/Evidence. Cool Hand Luke 18:54, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

I have completed the unamimously approved merge of wood wool.Edit

'nuf said. Dicklyon (talk) 16:00, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

January 2009Edit

  Please stop assuming ownership of articles such as Wood wool. Doing so may lead to disruptive behavior such as edit wars and is a violation of policy, which may lead to a block from editing. If you really want to move or split content, you need a discussion and consensus. You tried that, and got no support. Give us your ownership of "wood wool" and work on improving the article on this topic at excelsior (wood wool). Dicklyon (talk) 18:07, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

FP, if you really want the article to move to wood wool, here's the procedure: use the "move" link to attempt to move it; it will fail, but will give you a link to the instructions for how to ask for a contested move; follow the instructions, starting a discussion section for it and registering it on the appropriate page, to attract a few people to comment; if there's a consensus to move it, an admin will then do so, making the existing one a redirect to the other. Dicklyon (talk) 16:19, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

  This is the last warning you will receive for your disruptive edits, such as those you made to wood wool. If you vandalize Wikipedia again, you will be blocked from editing. If instead of following the procedure described above, you insist on recreating your inappropriate content fork again as a way to circumvent the normal contested move process, I will request than an admin block you for persistent disruption of wikipedia. Dicklyon (talk) 16:21, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestion. You have made it in the past as well and I chose another path: To suggest a merger of the two articles; a proposal which is under discussion now. I find it difficult to understand why a different course of action from the one you are suggesting makes you think it is disruptive and you call this vandalism. I really find this sad. You are welcome to call any administrator to take a look at my actions and your actions of course. --FocalPoint (talk) 17:57, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

To assist this, I point here to deletions of content by Dicklyon:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wood_wool&diff=262335435&oldid=262334671
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wood_wool&diff=264956655&oldid=264936715
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wood_wool&diff=266005255&oldid=266002509
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wood_wool&diff=next&oldid=266079819
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wood_wool&diff=266149808&oldid=266141240
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wood_wool&curid=6247691&diff=266332064&oldid=266288359

and also removal of a suggestion for merger:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Excelsior_(wood_wool)&diff=264902703&oldid=263760235
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Excelsior_(wood_wool)&diff=266005479&oldid=265974147
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Excelsior_(wood_wool)&diff=next&oldid=266128674 (claiming finishing the merging without an actual merge taking place, just copying content from the article wood wool)

I suppose that we have a better picture here. --FocalPoint (talk) 18:35, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Proposing a merger to new name to justify your inappropriate split is just a ruse. So stop it. I already merged all your new content into the orignal article when you proposed a merge, since you wouldn't put it there yourself. What you're seeking is simply called a move. Dicklyon (talk) 00:25, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Admin intervention requestedEdit

I have requested intervention, such as a temporary block, via the usual shortcut for vandalism. If they tell me this is not a satisfactory mechanism, I'll go to AN/I or whatever. Dicklyon (talk) 03:18, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the notice. Please note that I will not be able to make any comment or replies for the next days due to other obligations. --FocalPoint (talk) 03:29, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Move proposalEdit

Since you wouldn't, I started a move proposal for you. Your comments are welcome on Talk:Excelsior (wood wool). Dicklyon (talk) 05:29, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

This was on Kevin's advice. We can wait a few days for your comments if you're not available. I didn't mean to use your schedule inconvenience as an advantage. Dicklyon (talk) 05:31, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

HiEdit

Hi Focal Point! I think I am leaving. Thank you for your support! Cheers PHG (talk) 14:08, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/PHGEdit

The above-linked Arbitration case has been closed and the final decision published.

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Any particular article may be added or removed from PHG's editing restriction at the discretion of his mentor; publicly logged to prevent confusion of the restriction's coverage. The mentor is encouraged to be responsive to feedback from editors in making and reconsidering such actions. Furthermore, the Committee noted that PHG has complied with the Committee's restrictions over the past ten months, and that PHG is encouraged to continue contributing to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects. PHG should be permitted and encouraged by other editors to write well-sourced suggestions on talkpages, to contribute free-content images to Wikimedia Commons, and to build trust with the community.

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American terminology for excelsiorEdit

The fact that excelsior is sometimes called wood wool is not in dispute, but in America the primary name is excelsior; leave well enough alone; se don't need a brit trying to force their terminology on us. Dicklyon (talk) 00:11, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi Focal PointEdit

Glad you found it! Cheers PHG (talk) 20:31, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

CarcinogensEdit

Please don't move war without discussion. Physchim62 (talk) 19:47, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

ImageEdit

If you still wish to include the "Smoking Kills" image on Health effects of tobacco, I would support you with that. Johnfos (talk) 00:30, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Your imageEdit

 
Tamarix growing on a grecian seashore

Hello FocalPoint,

I wonder, could you positively identify the species of Tamarix in this image you uploaded back in '07?

Your help would be greatly appreciated, if you can. Thanks, Hamamelis (talk) 14:43, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks,
You're probably right, I think, that there is probably a certain dominant species of Tamarix in the region. I'll start with the hints you gave me, and see if I can figure it out. Although it is doubtful it can be positively I.D.'d to a degree of certainty, I can probably narrow it down fairly well. Thanks for your help! Hamamelis (talk) 18:18, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

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Richard ChurchEdit

Well done on all your work on the articles about my compatriot Richard Church on the English and Greek Wikipedias. You obviously have a great interest in the man, as do I.--Damac (talk) 21:27, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Hellenic StateEdit

I've rewritten it a bit, and removed the reference to the Septinsular Republic as I am not sure whether Kapodistrias was indeed inspired by this. If you know that for a fact, feel free to re-add it. Constantine 12:02, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Talk:International_Agency_for_Research_on_Cancer#Rebooting the renaming discussionEdit

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Your note about checkuserEdit

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I do not have checkuser access now because I'm on the ombsbuman commission for the WMF. So, I suggest that you contact another person with checkuser access who could forward your request for information to the checkuser mailing list or a steward. FloNight♥♥♥♥

PlanudesEdit

Hi FocalPoint, thanks, but what should I see on that page? (I can only see part of their article about Planudes.) Adam Bishop (talk) 11:43, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Haha, I see, I guess he's Turkish now. Adam Bishop (talk) 15:26, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
Good work on the new article. Thanks. Span (talk) 20:16, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

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I do not see why you reverted my name change. There was no such thing as "Ottoman Serbia", "Ottoman Croatia", "Ottoman Bulgaria", etc. Ottoman Empire was divided into provinces that mostly were named after their capital cities and by usage of titles "Ottoman (add name of a country here)" we sending inaccurate message to the readers that some vassal Ottoman countries with these names existed. Title "History of Serbia during Ottoman administration" refers to "territory of present-day Serbia" in the time when it was governed by the Ottoman Empire. PANONIAN 16:13, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

I started discussion here already: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:History_of_Ottoman_Serbia PANONIAN 17:02, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Please stopEdit

With your reverts of my edits in naming of Ottoman histories of modern Central European countries. Why you doing this? There were no such territories as "Ottoman Serbia", "Ottoman Hungary", etc. I did not had time to discuss this issue further on talk page of Serbia-related article, but you now moving Wikipedia to heavy POV. PANONIAN 17:57, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

also please stop with Wiki stalking of my edits. It is not coincidence that you appear in same articles that I edit. PANONIAN 18:16, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Regarding the issue of naming of articles about Ottoman history of countries, you can have what ever name you want in Greek article (I will not touch any more either that one or other ones about non-Central European countries). However, please do not rename articles about Central European countries only to make case about name of Greek article stronger. Also, please do not move a single article out of category simply because you do not agree with name of category - you moved article Silistra Eyalet to category "Ottoman Bulgaria", but you left all other Bulgaria-related articles within category "History of Bulgaria during Ottoman administration" - you should either move all articles from the category either none of them. This what you done is a disruption of categorization. PANONIAN 18:35, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

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well, can you then explain how you appeared on pages Serbia (Territory of the German Military Commander)‎ and Ottoman period in the history of Hungary just after my own edits? PANONIAN 19:10, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

I have no further intentions of renaming "all categories of Ottoman-areas". I will only rename few Central or Southeastern European country categories into new name version, which would be "Ottoman period in the history of (country)". I will not touch either Greek-related articles/categories either articles/categories about Mediterranean countries. And you proved nothing in your post - the fact that you read some names in some sources does not mean that you understand meaning of these names. Or can you explain meaning of term "Ottoman Serbia"? Can you explain to which territory (with which borders) and to which time period term "Ottoman Serbia" would refer? No, you cannot - it is fictional term that you imposing into Wikipedia. The second problem is your propensity to aggressive revert-warring. Regarding articles Serbia (Territory of the German Military Commander)‎ and Ottoman period in the history of Hungary it is irrelevant what kind of involvement you had there - the important thing is that you appeared there just after I edited these articles (no matter of "whose side you would support"). You have very few edits in the last month and you obviously came to these pages by tracking of my edits. PANONIAN 08:14, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Also, I have no intention of discussing name for all country categories. I think that we should not have same name for all country categories. In fact, there is no problem that we have different categories for different countries: "Ottoman period in the history of Serbia", "Ottoman Greece", "Ottoman period in Palestine‎", etc. My basic mistake was that I tried to rename all categories. Editors from each country should decide what category to pick for their country. I will rename only few categories to new name version, but I repeat: I will not touch any Greek-related category, so you can stop to track and revert my edits. PANONIAN 08:19, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

I have to point put that I consider all your accusations and aggressive attitude as personal attacks and I am asking you to stop. I am not the one who renamed a great number of articles and categories - you did it on the 17th and 18th of March 2012. I only reverted some of your edits for which you consulted nobody. I am not trying to impose changes in Wikipedia. You did and you still try to, despite consensus [4]. I would appreciate if you would stop. --FocalPoint (talk) 21:05, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

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I had to close your request to rename this category on procedural grounds. As mentioned in Wikipedia:Requested moves#When not to use this page, categories can only be renamed through the Wikipedia:Categories for discussion process. I'm sorry this wasn't caught earlier. Favonian (talk) 12:22, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

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