Just for future reference, even if there's a verifiability problem, please don't place the {{cn}} template directly on the population figures in city infoboxes. Because the infobox templates are coded to automatically transclude a comma-delimiter into the population figure if it exceeds 1000, it simultaneously breaks the cn template's "articles with unsourced statements from month/year" maintenance category by comma-delimiting the year — your sticking the template on the population figure in Dubrovnik had the undesired effect of generating the inherently invalid redlinked category Category:Articles with unsourced statements from January 2,019 (note the extraneous comma) instead of what it was supposed to be, Category:Articles with unsourced statements from January 2019. So if there's a referencing problem on a population figure in the infobox, you can't place the cn tag directly on the population number itself — you need to put it in the separate population_footnotes field instead, so that the template coding doesn't break the category. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 05:52, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Re: Croatian WikipediaEdit

Thanks for you comments. Please see additional info I posted on Jasenovac Talk page. Appreciate any further thoughts or advice you may have Thhhommmasss (talk) 00:22, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Operation StormEdit

Hi. When can we start thinking about concluding the RfC at the talk page?--3E1I5S8B9RF7 (talk) 10:25, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Good. Can you do it?--3E1I5S8B9RF7 (talk) 12:37, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

"I have a distinct feeling that the editor known as Notrium has been here before."Edit

You probably remember me because of this: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Administrator_abuse_on_the_Croatian_Wikipedia Notrium (talk) 16:10, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

I am not Vujkovica brdo, if that needs any clearing up.
About that "great name in the theory of inequality" quote, the interviewer (Moslehian, I think) himself puts it in quotes in the interview, so I think it can be assumed (though not for certain) that he is quoting Pečarić himself. Although I think it would be better to remove that quote of a quote from the Josip Pečarić article because of the ambiguity.
Since you already touched the subject of Pečarić, do you not think I improved on the article a great deal? The article did not mention the fact he is really notable for - his holocaust denialism - before I got to it. I think probably everybody who was highly involved in the article before me knew about that (why even write the article, otherwise?), but I was the first to put it in the article ;) Notrium (talk) 16:37, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
"unduly focused on negative stuff and are therefore problematic" - I think the issue here is that you (as do I) perceive holocaust denialism as something negative. But please bear in mind these things while rewriting the article: a lot of people find his Holocaust denialism the most positive thing about Pečarić, and would not be interested in him otherwise; and that denialism (and more broadly his ridiculous writing, as opposed to his math) is basically the only notable thing about him!
Regarding the "great name in the theory of inequality" quote, I imagined that Moslehian (who is both interviewer and editor of that little-known journal) is quoting Pečarić on Pečarić being called such-and-such in US and German reference journals, otherwise we could find that reference journal that calls him "a great name in the theory of inequality", or even find a journal that acknowledges the existence of a mathematical "theory of inequality". But, anyways, that quote should probably be removed because it is ambiguous in the source, and also I am not sure that the source is reliable? Notrium (talk) 17:14, 6 February 2019 (UTC)


There is nothing to explain. Croatian is a dialect of Serbian language. Vs6507 14:30, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

um, NO - Croatian is the standardized version based on a chosen dialect of the single language - Serbo-Croatian - that encompasses Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and Montenegrin. (talk) 22:17, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

Help updating Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterEdit

Hello again! I was wondering if you could help review some changes I proposed on the MSKCC talk page. You were a big help with doctor BLPs that I thought you might be able to help me update the hospital they work for. The talk page has been pretty inactive lately, and I still have a paid COI, so I'd like to refrain from editing the article directly. They're mostly minor changes and updates, but I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a look!--FacultiesIntact (talk) 03:58, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Akane YamaguchiEdit

Hello. Help copy edit for article. Thanks you. Cheung2 (talk) 07:49, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

White CroatsEdit

As you are an experienced Wikipedian as well as more informed on the topic of Croats, would you join the dicussion at White Croats and revert the current revision? I curently don't have time and am really tired of explaining to the editor for more than 2 weeks that the term White Croats (Bijeli Hrvati) is commonly used for the medieval Croatian tribes living north of the Balkans which does not exclusively mean nor is exclusively used for some specific Croatian tribes located in West Europe. The majority of RS are ignored, including article in Croatian Encyclopedia ([1]), the Ukrainian and Russian encyclopedias & sources are partly ignored (see 'note' in previous new revision; sources in Rusyns#Origins as well) among many others. The editor simply refuses to get the point how are articles titled (common usage, not correctness), and is pushing to change its title, scope (i.e. title kept, but would only be about the 'West Croats' in Bohemia and near Western European countries ignoring there's scholarly dispute on the location provided in DAI to begin with and scholars often do not differentiate them, while created a new article 'Carpathian Croats' which is not common, and would completely mess up with information and bring confusion), structure and else.--Miki Filigranski (talk) 00:25, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar

vidjela sam da ste već dugo godina aktivni član na Wikipediji, i da ste napisali puno korisnih stranica, među ostalim, zapela mi je za oko ona o Nanobitu. Trebala bih pomoć s postavljanjem stranice za agenciju u kojoj radim, Udonis. Poslali bismo vam tekst koji bi trebali objaviti, čisto jer imate puno više kredibiliteta na Wikipediji. Vaša pomoć bi nam puno značila, ako imate još kakvih pitanja, molim vas, javite se na slavica@udonis.co. Hvala! SlavicaG (talk) 11:12, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Ideas for a hookEdit

Hey, I've nominated Lučko Airport for DYK (here), but can't think of a good hook. All I've got so far is that it's connected to ATJ Lučko which is connected to Cro Cop, and I'd probably want to nom ATJ Lučko separately since I'm not sure if I've covered all bases in that article. Can you help? DaßWölf 05:51, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! I've added that as ALT1. DaßWölf 01:18, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

"Wiki values"Edit

Thanks for writing the op-ed at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2019-08-30/Opinion . May I suggest one change? You used the phrase "Wiki values", but a wiki is not the same as Wikipedia, and I think it's important not to encourage that confusion. So I think it would be much better if you changed the phrase to "Wikipedia's values" or similar. (The phrase "wiki values" is used later in the op-ed; I think that using lower case for "wiki" makes the possible confusion even worse.)

Thanks in advance for your considering this. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 17:46, 31 August 2019 (UTC)


Pozdrav, Gregore! Zanimljiv članak. Možeš li samo promijeniti wikipoveznicu iz Glina u Glina, Croatia? --Hmxhmx 07:43, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Good job on the op-ed, Gregor! I nearly forgot about the Jimbo's talk page discussion. Thanks for finding time to write it all up for a bigger and better audience.   DaßWölf 07:10, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your vote of confidence, much appreciated. I was worried my comment would come off as too apologetic and end up offending both sides. I think part of the reason for small group mentality is that our country itself is ruled by a small group mentality (as are most countries our size). See for example Inoslav Bešker's user talk. Can you imagine any public figure getting that kind of deference on enwiki?   I do think though that on the whole this is a leadership problem, not a people problem. If we get admin conduct in line I'm optimistic we can gradually bring hrwiki up to speed on the WP:5P. If no one else, I'm sure we have enough viable editors on sh, en, fr, de... I'll leave a comment on the Meta page when I find more time. DaßWölf 10:54, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  The Signpost Barnstar
For your Opinion piece in the August 2019 edition. Thanks for sharing your analysis of the important issue. ☆ Bri (talk) 16:59, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

I'm in for sure :) Hope it's going to get through this time. Pozz --Ivan VA (talk) 20:08, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Opinion neededEdit


Will you please help with something?

There is a dispute between me and another editor (Peacemaker67) about how to depict one of the combatants in infobox during Operation Kopaonik. They insisted to remove Yugoslavia and put Chetniks twice in one day (diff) and (diff) without a single argument presented, except that it is "ridiculous" when I explained that this combatant were forces were under command of the Minister of the Army, Navy and Air Force of the Yugoslav government-in-exile (diff).

Can you help with your opinion if it is really "ridiculous" to assert that during Operation Kopaonik forces:

  1. of Yugoslav Army in Homeland,
  2. under command of Yugoslav minister
  3. in Yugoslav government in exile
  4. fighting on the territory Axis occupied Yugoslavia?

were forces of Yugoslav Kingdom?--Antidiskriminator (talk) 14:32, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

The explanation is that it is a strongly pro-Chetnik POV and not neutral. You cannot argue on one hand that the Chetniks were heterogenous and therefore DM did not personally collaborate or have control over his troops that did collaborate and on the other hand claim that they were all under central command and control via DM and the government-in-exile. Are you going to claim that the Chetniks that fought on the side of the Axis during Case White were also representing the Kingdom of Yugoslavia? That would be an interesting argument. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 23:15, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
GregorB, before answering if my assertion was really ridiculous, please have in mind that my question was about one of the combatants in infobox during Operation Kopaonik which happened in period until July 1944.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 20:48, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
Also please have in mind:
  • that commander (Dragutin Keserović) of the unit which in this battle fought against Axis forces was awarded by the King of Yugoslavia (based on the proposal of the Yugoslav govt in exile against recommendation of Yugoslav minister) with an award given only in Kingdom of Yugoslavia at that time - the Order of Karađorđe's Star.
  • The motto of the unit commanded by Keserović was dedicated to Yugoslav king.
  • In period which more or less corresponds to period of this operation, on 1 December 1942, Mihalovic (addressed as the War Minister and the Chief of Staff of the Supreme Command of King Peter II) received a greeting from the Chief of the British Imperial General Staff who expressed his compliments for the wonderful undertaking of the Yugoslav Army.(Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1956. p. 4989. The Chief of the British Imperial General Staff, pursuant to Yugoslavia's unity Day, December 1, 1942, sent the following greeting to the War Minister and the Chief of Staff of the Supreme Command of King Peter II to Army Gen Dragoljub M Mihailovich: In the name of the British Imperial General Staff I cannot let the twenty-fourth anniversary of the unification of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes into one Kingdom pass without expressing my felicitations for the wonderful undertaking of the Yugoslav Army. I am not thinking only of the forces which have joined the ranks of our army in the Near East in the triumphant hour but also of your undefeatable Chetniks under your command who are fighting night and day under the most difficult war conditions.)--Antidiskriminator (talk) 18:58, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Also please have in mind that all Chetniks took an oath of allegiance to the Peter II the King of Yugoslavia.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 18:32, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)You do realise Antid that you are going to need a RfC for this? While I'm interested in GregorB's opinion, you don't provide him with the full information, only providing one side of the issue. He's hardly going to be able to draw a reasonable conclusion based on your POV. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:35, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Something personalEdit

Your message to me was deleted by another contributor. Please contact me on inoslav@besker.com. --Inoslav Bešker (talk) 21:18, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Another opinion neededEdit


I created an article about Kulen Vakuf massacre. What do you think about it?--Antidiskriminator (talk) 17:12, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

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Operation Alfa for FAEdit

| Operation Alfa seems like an interesting article. I think it is worthy of becoming a Featured Article. What say you? I'm interested in nominating the article for DoYouKnow? as well. When it comes to WWII, in terms of "Today's Featured Article" or DidYouKnow articles, they are about massacres targeted at Serbian civilians. While the editor who nominated and push forth those articles is fine to do so, they seem to be motivated for one side of it for the public. Peacemaker67 seems to be supportive of that editor as well. Seems a little one sided...... But no representation of massacres carried out by Chetnik forces against Croats. In fact whole slew of major massacres carried out by Chetnik and Nazi German forces, have no articles for them at al. To which the wiki public is likely unaware. Such as Kninsko Polje massacre, Kamešnica-Mosor valley massacre, Drakulić massacre and Dotršćina executions. How does one go about creating them? Do you know any other Croatian editors that would be interested? Thank you OyMosby (talk) 19:28, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Help neededEdit


Will you please help me. I am not fluent in English language so I might be wrong with understanding one text.

In the article June 1941 uprising in eastern Herzegovina I found the following text:

  • Professor Marko Attila Hoare states that the full-scale uprising resulted from the Ustaše retaliation against attempts of the Serbs of eastern Herzegovina to defend themselves, combined with the launching of the German invasion on 22 June

Am I right when I conclude that this statement presents the following order of events:

  1. Serb attempt to defend themselves
  2. so Ustaše had to counter-attack them
  3. Serbs had to start full-scale uprising

Does this sentence sound like “Đuro will forgive you for beating you up” twisted victim blaming logic or I am wrong?--Antidiskriminator (talk) 16:44, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)The article needs to be read in full to get the context, nothing will be achieved by cherry-picking bits you don't like out of the overall narrative. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:25, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Antidiskriminator, Peacemaker67 - I'll leave some comments in the article's talk page. GregorB (talk) 12:28, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

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Re: Meta RfCEdit

I think this Jimbo Wales quote that was reposted on his talkpage recently very well explains my attitude (and probably that of many more one-time editors) to hr.WP:

The idea [behind Nupedia] was to have thousands of volunteers writing articles for an online encyclopedia in all languages. Initially we found ourselves organizing the work in a very top-down, structured, academic, old-fashioned way. It was no fun for the volunteer writers because we had a lot of academic peer review committees who would criticize articles and give feedback. It was like handing in an essay at grad school, and basically intimidating to participate in.

I guess either the hr.WP admins don't want to see things from this POV or address this problem because of too much battleground mentality, or they just ignore it because bureaucracy is good for gatekeeping. DaßWölf 01:09, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes and there's no self-correcting mechanism since they obviously all know each other. You can't reason with a crowd, even before they start calling you names. It's so easy to pretend the newcomer is always the one causing the problem and that this is all about WWII politics and nothing else. DaßWölf 22:34, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

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Pohvalnica za Vas!Edit

  Opća pohvalnica
Hvala i za ovu najnoviju inicijativu za uklanjanjem troje admina koji vedre i oblače hrvatskom Wiki. Bravo! urednik Hrvatskog povijesnog portala - www.povijest.net (talk) 19:19, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

What happened?Edit

How is it possible that you, an experienced editor and anti-fascist, did not react at the lastest WHITEWASHING and removal of RS on Ante Starčević? I'm puzzled. Sadkσ (talk is cheap) 20:21, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

1) Than by all means, add additional info. about his work and life which can come prior to the sentence in question. 2) Sources given are solid. 3) It is notable for his bio. and it is per Manual of Style/Lead section. The whole explanation looks like a logical mistake. Anyway. I plan to watch the article carefully. cheers Sadkσ (talk is cheap) 21:22, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Edit waring and ethnic slursEdit

For the article Vladimir Beara, an editor Sadko, labels Croatian News articles as “Ustashe style articles” while edit waring with another editor. This same individual made a questionable edits on other pages before. Could you look into this? This person also made edits to the Chetniks page that seemed almost POV pushing. I see they question your anti-Fascist stance. I’m rolling my eyes. I’m really tired of dealing with nationalistic pro-Serbia editors.... Thanks OyMosby (talk) 23:31, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

I agree with you that a news article is not really strong enough of a source for that other person’s edit. My issue was the reasoning and insult as well as the editors past seemingly biased edits. Thank you. OyMosby (talk) 21:30, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
Hello, I see that you are also engaged on the talk page about Beara. What is with this Sadko guy? Atacking me and accusing me of things, I cannot even make sense of. He thinks I am trying to insult Serbs or something? He is literally deny the existance of religious groups based on nationalist ethnic viewpoints. (talk) 02:54, 17 December 2019 (UTC)


When You finish dealing with Q, K and Z, would you occasionally come to sr.wiki, to leave a comment on accurassy and neutrality of articles? -- Bojan  Talk  05:16, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

I haven't read hr.wiki for a while, I don't know for example. Calling someone war criminal should not be in an article. I wish to encourage crosswiki collaboration. I won't deny that in some articles sr.wiki might be biased. -- Bojan  Talk  22:10, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
No, no, this was invitation to comment and edit an article on sr.wiki if you find it you think it might be biased. -- Bojan  Talk  22:27, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Category:People who compete in parasports has been nominated for discussionEdit


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New Croatia PagesEdit

Thanks for reviewing Gasinci. I created more, please check my user page for more Croatia military topics. HamOnt (talk) 21:56, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Alija ŠuljakEdit


I just created the article on Alija Šuljak, one of main perpetrators of Genocide of Serbs in Eastern Herzegovina during the World War II. Then I realized that there is an article about the person with the same name on hr.wiki and linked those two articles. Now I see that article on hr wiki does not mention Serbs at all (except Serbo-Montenegrin attack on Dubrovnik in 1991) and that this person was welcomed in Croatia without being arrested at that time. Did I make mistake when I linked those two articles if they refer to such different personalities?--Antidiskriminator (talk) 16:57, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. I fully agree with you regarding the sources and difficult situation. All the best.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 19:49, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

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Roger Joseph BoscovichEdit

Could you chime in please? It seems the page is being pov driven. For example his name is being deemed as “Serbo-Croatian”? It seems another attempt to cleverly dilute his background for insidious purposes. Thanks OyMosby (talk) 15:45, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

In response to your response on my talk page: Up until mid 2019, his name and pronunciation was prefixed with “Croatian” and then an editor unexplained, changed it to “Serbo-Croatian”. My revert just gets reverted though. Another thing is that Britannica deems his father as “Croat though some sources state Serb”. I thought it was a good compromise but still it got reverted as an alleged strong claim with no backing. The irony is that I am being accused with POV pushing. Yet the reverter can’t explain their reasons. OyMosby (talk) 16:25, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
I don’t recall sources stating that Boscovich spoke Serbo-Croatian or that his name is such. Nor that the country he lived in at the time spoke that titled language either. It seems to me as a pov push to imply to the reader he is name is generaly Serbo-Croatian. (talk) 16:37, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Canvassing Sadkσ (talk is cheap) 22:25, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
I asked the user to chime in, not use them to creat an army of editors to drive my will. Better question, is this really qualified as “canvassing”? I canvas GregorB to answer as well. OyMosby (talk) 01:31, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
It does. Ask an admin, go for it champ. We have already seen such scenarios. Sadkσ (talk is cheap) 21:15, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

May I respectfully ask you (I'm not naming anyone in particular) not to use my talk page for this sort of exchange? If there is a concrete issue on which you'd like to hear my input, please start the discussion in the article's talk page, ping me, and I'll leave my comment there. GregorB (talk) 21:48, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Albanization of different tribes and removal of cited contentEdit


Will you please take a look at this Albanization https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bukumiri&type=revision&diff=941784198&oldid=925937640 and removal of cited content. And not only of this article. Multiple articles on different tribes were subjected to similar treatment. What do you think about it?--Antidiskriminator (talk) 22:04, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi, will you please help with the issue on Albanized tribes? The contested move was presented as technical noncontested and performed contrary to wikipedia rules. --Antidiskriminator (talk) 18:49, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
This is campaigning. A user as well acquainted with arbitration as yourself should know better.--Calthinus (talk) 16:06, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
Asking an admin to help with following wikipedia rules in case of contested move is actually constructive.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 18:23, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

Josip PečarićEdit

Hi GregorB. Thanks for contributing positively to the discussion at Talk:Josip Pečarić. A number of sock-puppets of Vujkovica brdo have taken part in that discussion. It's my feeling that some refactoring of the talk page to minimize impact of socks (including at least Vujkovica brdo, Taribuk, and Mujo France) is called for. I'm writing you because you and me are the main people that have replied to messages from these blocked socks. Short comments can be struck, longer comments can be hidden per WP:SOCKSTRIKE. I'll make a pass at doing what I think is right. Please feel free to tweak if you'd prefer something else. I'll watch this page in case you want to reply to this message. Russ Woodroofe (talk) 18:20, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Sammy KitwaraEdit

Date Name Violation Outcome Status
20/12/2019 Sammy Kitwara[1] Presence of a Prohibited Substance (Terbutaline) (Article 2.1) 16 months ineligibility from 17 March 2019 DQ results: since 17 March 2019 Final AIU Decision

Bye!--Dispe (talk) 17:14, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Writer's Barnstar
Thank you for your article exposing Croatian Wikipedia. Freedom4U (talk) 00:02, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

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Baptist Health EditsEdit

Hello GregorB, I hope all is well with you. Did you have a chance to take a look at the Baptist Health talk page? I left some suggested steps on the talk page, breaking down the proposal into more digestible and integrative steps. Thanks in advance for your attention, I hope suggestions are helpful. Also, let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Best--Chefmikesf (talk) 00:12, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

GregorB, I think I was able to sort out the errors within the Baptist Health Infobox. I refrained from hitting publish to double-check the work, but I do not get an error message on my sandbox. Please let me know if I need to make corrections. Best--Chefmikesf (talk) 19:49, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Help with writing a new section.Edit

Hi GregorB, being that you have had experience in writing and editing articles, would you be interested in helping to ad a Croatian section in the article Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust ? There are around 118 Croatians received the honour of Righteous Among the Nations. So seems like a section is deserved. Please take a look if you have the time. Thanks. OyMosby (talk) 18:32, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Questionable article.Edit

Does this article Bookocide in Croatia seem legitimate to you? The sourcing looks off and article seems POV. Never seen the term “bookocide” before and a search only brings up this article. I couldn’t find any non-Serbian books on this being a culturcide that took place. Also thank you for considering writing in the other article I mentioned! OyMosby (talk) 02:03, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Mijo Bzik, a victim of communist purgesEdit


Sorry if I bother you with issues on hr.wiki. I know that it is the subject of your interest so I thought this might interest you. Mijo Bzik, one of the Ustashe leaders since the beginning of the movement. Trained in terrorist camp and participated in the murder of the king, came to Axis occupied Yugoslavia together with Pavelic and was one of the founders of the extermination camps of Serbs and Jews. After the end of WWII, he was put on trial and sentenced to death.

Hr.wiki in the first sentence refers to this person as a victim of communist purges. --Antidiskriminator (talk) 19:13, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

I believe we're not too far away from getting a chance to fix them at last. What do you have in mind?--Antidiskriminator (talk) 22:27, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
I did not follow this RfC since I first contributed to it in October 2019. I wish you all the luck with it. --Antidiskriminator (talk) 23:19, 24 May 2020 (UTC)


High GregorB, am I correct in deeming this recent added info to the Croatia-Serbia relations article not within scope as it seems to do more with internal affairs? [[Here]] is the info in question. Thanks OyMosby (talk) 23:09, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks GregorB. And happy Anti-Fascist Struggle Day! OyMosby (talk) 15:11, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

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Re: BarnstarEdit

Thanks Gregor! How have you been all these years? Timbouctou (talk) 21:51, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Creating physician-scientist BLPsEdit

Hello again GregorB, I always appreciate your help on various Wikipedia projects. I wanted to gauge your interest to collaborate on creating two BLPs for very notable physician-scientists. I have a WP:COI with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and its faculties. Both of these physician-scientists work for the organization. Here are the articles I'm proposing for creation.

Do you have any interest to collaborate on projects like this?--Chefmikesf (talk) 20:32, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Welcome back GregorB! Would you be open to starting with Michel Sadelain's article? I will finish the significant publications section, but the rest of the content is referenced and ready to review.--Chefmikesf (talk) 21:01, 20 August 2020 (UTC)
GregorB, Much appreciated. I will also finish the clean up of the significant publications this week to expedite the review.--Chefmikesf (talk) 02:50, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Hello GregorB, How are you these days? Just curious if you had a chance to review the cleaned up article?--Chefmikesf (talk) 18:29, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
GregorB, One thing I noticed, Dr. Sadelain education is not represented in the Infobox. Do you mind if I added them to the article??-Chefmikesf (talk) 16:21, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
  • University of Paris
  • University of Alberta
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Scott's article is mostly completed (I worked on it with another member of WP:Medicine). On the talk page Request 8 is still outstanding. Would you mind taking a quick look at the content? I should an easy add of two sentences.

Hello GregorB, I see your point on update number eight. I forgot to move my new content from my sandbox. Sorry about that, all the references are included now. Can you take another look?--Chefmikesf (talk) 22:08, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

This article is similar to Michel Sadelain, a new article, except it's quite a bit shorter. Would you let me know if you have any feedback on this content? I should have a photo for the sandbox in the next few days.--Chefmikesf (talk) 16:53, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

Slavko Kopač (Croatian artist)Edit

Gregor, I've done quite a lot to Draft:Slavko Kopač. But there's more to be done, and I'm not qualified to do it. It's all yours!

An irritating but necessary matter. This (from June) is the latest version by the original editor, who is also the most active editor of the Croatian-language equivalent. Can you investigate, and fill in the fields for Template:Translated page? This should go in the talk page. Thanks! -- Hoary (talk) 05:26, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

PS Apart from the various names I've flagged as "vague" or "dubious", what, I wonder, were/are the "Royal Academy of Arts" and the "Croatian Society of Arts"? -- Hoary (talk) 12:07, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Alka VuicaEdit

Hi Gregor. I added some sources and further details to the Alka Vuica article. However, my understanding of Croatian is limited and I struggled to find much detail on her album releases. If you have anything to add or correct feel free! Thanks for your time. Karst (talk) 16:00, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Ana SršenEdit

Do you mind increasing the relevance of the Ana Sršen article as we still do not have more prominent person of this profile in the sport in Croatia. Thank you Zblace (talk) 09:28, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

Tuone UdainaEdit

Hello GregorB!

I saw that you edited the article about Tuone Udaina, so I wanted to ask you for your opinion. Basically, I noticed that the article says that he was a Liburnian man. I scrolled a bit in the diffs and found this: [2]. What do you think? What would be the best solution, since both is an was unsources - as far as I have seen.

Best regards, Koreanovsky (talk) 18:13, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi! So, should we remove the "Liburnian" or just let it stay like this? --Koreanovsky (talk) 18:27, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

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Thank youEdit

A few days ago you tagged a recent new article on an alleged Croatian entertainer as a probable hoax. This has led to the removal of several other pieces of garbage from Wikipedia. DS (talk) 06:34, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

CX contributed to that hoax article extensively, adding statements that were cited to sources which said nothing like what CX claimed, and including false metadata. CX also did this on a few other hoax articles on similar topics. As well, there was sockpuppetry; I don't know if CX was the sock or the sockmaster, but it doesn't matter. What does matter is that CX also did some work on legitimate articles, all of which will now need to be examined; for instance, CX substantially expanded the Stojan Matavulj article, but I found that at least some of the edits were cited to fake/bad/irrelevant sources, and so I reverted them all because none of them could be trusted. Can you help? DS (talk) 20:52, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

Joan MassagueEdit

Hello again GregorB, The past few months I noticed an inaccurate change to Joan Massagué's lead paragraph. Unregistered users changed the first sentence from biologist to pharmacist. I reverted the first edit following PLAINANDSIMPLECOI but a different IP address made the same edit. I don't want to get into an edit war with an internet ghost due to my COI, but the change is inherently wrong. Could you help revert it back? Or what are your thoughts? As always, I appreciate your time and opinion. --Chefmikesf (talk) 20:14, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you again GregorB, but various IP addresses keep changing biologist to pharmacist on his article. Would you be open to adding semi-protection to the article? WP:SEMI--Chefmikesf (talk) 20:38, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Goran Jevtić convicted sex offenderEdit

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Re: MSK Physician-Scientist BiosEdit

Hello again GregorB, I realized many of the MSK biographies are missing the website link in the Infobox. I created a table with the corresponding links for each Physician-Scientist. Would you consider this OK for me to add to each Infobox following WP:PLAINANDSIMPLECOI? Or would you be open to adding them? Thanks!--Chefmikesf (talk) 20:38, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

Update URLs

Physician-Scientist Lab URL
Alexander Rudensky https://www.mskcc.org/research/ski/labs/alexander-rudensky
Charles Sawyers https://www.mskcc.org/research-areas/labs/charles-sawyers
Joan Massague https://www.mskcc.org/research/ski/labs/joan-massague
Craig B. Thompson https://www.mskcc.org/research/ski/labs/craig-thompson
Hedvig Hricak https://www.mskcc.org/research/ski/labs/hedvig-hricak
Nancy Y. Lee https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/doctors/nancy-lee
Luis A. Diaz https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/doctors/luis-diaz-jr
Simon Powell https://www.mskcc.org/research/ski/labs/simon-powell
Scott W. Lowe https://www.mskcc.org/research/ski/labs/scott-lowe
Michel Sadelain https://www.mskcc.org/research/ski/labs/michel-sadelain
Philip Kantoff https://www.mskcc.org/research-areas/labs/philip-kantoff

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Question on interpretationEdit

Per this here with new content “ Ban on marriage to minor degrees of relationship imposed by the Roman Catholic Church was met with heavy criticism in the Croatian society of the time, which led to a schism in the Croatian church.[1]

As in prohibition of marrying relatives? Not sure how to interpret this. Here is the source pg 241 which words it kinda differently : http://macedonia.kroraina.com/en/fdvm/dvornik_byzantine_missions_among_the_slavs_1970.pdf

That’s what I had guessed hence the double take. Was Croatian society the only one in the region to practice this? It is almost implied so. And that that was what caused the schism? I sent an email with screen caps of the pages. OyMosby (talk) 12:43, 10 February 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ Dvornik, Francis (1970). Byzantine mission among the Slavs. Rutgers University Press. p. 241. ISBN 0813506131.

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Update David Burrit's birthplaceEdit

Hi GregorB, David Burritt's birthplace is inaccurate on his Wikipedia article. Could you take a look at my post on the article's talk page and let me know if you could help update his birthplace?-- Best, Chefmikesf (talk) 23:55, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Re: HrwikiEdit

Hello there! Well I wouldn't mind contributing as long as it doesn't become too stressful :-) You know as well as anyone what a cesspool that place is. There's also another problem - I have been permanently blocked there since 2014 (lol) if you're interested in the details have a gander at my (long since dormant) talk page there. Also, do you have an email or something? Timbouctou (talk) 13:17, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Regarding the bans on Hr wiki - that's great news, let me join the congratulations. It may take many years to turn Hr Wiki into something barely credible but this is a nice first step. Timbouctou (talk) 14:25, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Categorisation helpEdit

Hi! Could you please take a moment (when you get one) to check out categories I added to several new articles and add any I might have missed? Those are Croatian Peasant Party during World War II, Croatian Republican Peasant Party (1945), Frane Frol, Božidar Magovac, Franjo Gaži (politician, born 1912), Franjo Gaži, Juraj Šutej, and Ivanko Farolfi. Thanks! --Tomobe03 (talk) 22:10, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Quick questionEdit

Hello, I'm back on Wikipedia :-) Quick question - I've written a page on last year's flood in Zagreb. Do you think it's OK to name the guy who opened the dam in Trnje? It seems that the court case against him is still in process, so it could be a violation of WP:BLP, but his name is already mentioned in page titles of several sources, and whether he did it or not doesn't seem to be in dispute, only the legality of the act. DaßWölf 18:20, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the comments, glad you liked the article! I think I'm going to add his name, I reckon I've got far too much of "the Trnje resident" and "the man". TBF I didn't expect to end up writing so much about him, but that story got a surprising amount of coverage in the press, so I figured it was worth a subsection. DaßWölf 23:02, 30 March 2021 (UTC)