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ITN recognition for 2019 Venezuelan blackoutEdit

 On 14 March 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article 2019 Venezuelan blackout, 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 22:44, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
@Stephen: Wow, I wasn't expecting this to get posted. Thank you! --Jamez42 (talk) 07:42, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

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Buenas DiasEdit

  Muchas Gracias
Jamez, I was informed by an observer that the best route to guarantee peace in Venezuela is if both parties can come together, work together on having a new election, do not run in said election, guarantee those who do run will not be an issue for either party (all candidates have a valid birth certificate and no ties to a country with suspicious ties to the country such as Russia or the United States), and just let a new person get elected. Venezuela is suppose to be a democracy, no? Then let the people decide who should lead them. Guaido is only a temporary head of state and Maduro thinks his democracy rests solely on his shoulders. That is not a democracy. So let the people decide, just not have either person run for the office. Venezuela has a ton of people who could run for the position, which is the whole point of a democracy. Prince of Catalonia (talk) 22:10, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
@Prince of Catalonia: Cheers, mate. --Jamez42 (talk) 14:09, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Great Patriotic PollEdit

I think restoring this title in various articles is kinda weird unless you also revert the name-change of the linked article, a motion i would support! Vif12vf/Tiberius (talk) 12:04, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

I think that I proposal should be started regarding the move. There's currently an ongoing discussion in the main article's main page. --Jamez42 (talk) 13:55, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
I put in a request at technical moves. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:55, 12 April 2019 (UTC) sanctions chartEdit

Jamez, something is still wrong over at the Spanish Wiki on the sanctions chart. The Swiss did not sanction Jaua ... they sanctioned seven people, and the chart has nine. If you could make that chart sortable, it would be easier to check (I don't know how to make sortable in Spanish wiki). SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:56, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

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Discussion about coup attempt in VenezuelaEdit

Hi Jamez42, I created an account so that we can talk about the coup attempt in Venezuela section in the List of coups d'état and coup attempts that I created and have tried to maintain. I'm replying specifically to your latest revert:

   11:38, 1 May 2019‎ Jamez42 talk contribs‎ 90,840 bytes -1,096‎ Undid revision 895002968 by (talk) Stop edit warring and discuss the changes (WP:BRD). No arguments have been provided on how the 23 January is a coup attempt. Next revert will be a violation of WP:3RR

The arguments were provided both on the article segment and on the talk page, before you made the reversion. Could you please outline your objections to the arguments I have presented?

Best regards, DrTreePirate (talk) 12:46, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

@DrTreePirate: Hi. I will respond to the arguments in brief in the respective talk page. Best regards. --Jamez42 (talk) 12:55, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Please excuse my questionEdit

Dear Jamez, sorry for bothering you , but on Live TV in my country is saying that my nation Argentina is breaking apart relationships with Venezuela but there are still no newspaper article. Should I wait? Thank you again.--LLcentury (talk) 15:00, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

@LLcentury: ¡Buenas! Hasta ahora no he visto la noticia, lo más importante para que sea incluido en el artículo es que haya cobertura o reseñas sobre el hecho. En cualquier caso, también se puede actualizar el artículo de las relaciones entre Argentina y Venezuela. ¡Saludos! --Jamez42 (talk) 15:19, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Pefecto, entendido, ni bien salga lo incluyo muchìsimas gracias y Dios (si crees o no tòmalo como un buen deseo) bendiga a tu Hermoso Paìs. --LLcentury (talk) 15:23, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

@LLcentury: Así lo tomaré, un millón de gracias :) Si llego a saber algo te mantendré al tanto. Un fuerte abrazo. --Jamez42 (talk) 15:27, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Querido amigo venezolano, fue mi error de interpretaciòn de la noticia ayer, aùn mantenemos relacones bilaterales, lo que sì escuchè e que Macri (Presidente argentino) dijo que una intervenciòn extranjera deberìa considerarse si la situaciòn empeora. Te mantendrè al tanto. Abrazo fuerte a vos y todo tu pueblo. --LLcentury (talk) 17:09, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

@LLcentury: Oh, creo estar al tanto de la noticia. La OEA también ha convocó a una sesión extraordinaria a raíz de la situación. Una vez más, muchísimas gracias y un fuerte abrazo :) --Jamez42 (talk) 17:12, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Mirá. millones de disculpas por ser de tanta carga primeramente, pero quiero contribuír lo más posible con lo que pasa en tu país. Creés apropiado adherir en la Wiki Española que Argentina tampoco descartó una acción militar?. Bueno, además, te recomiendo si por internet podés ver la HERMOSA entrevista que le hizo el conductor argentino Alejandro Fantino a un refugiado venezolano en Argentina de tan sólo 29 años. Fue emitido por América TV de Argentina. Saludos. --LLcentury (talk) 12:09, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

@LLcentury: Las disculpas debo darlas yo por olvidarme de responder, para mí no es ninguna molestia :) Te agradezco muchísimo el interés. Yo creo apropiado incluir que el Grupo de Lima en varias oportunidades la ha descartado, favoreciendo una solución pacífica, destacando declaraciones individulares, como Colombia, Brasil o Argentina. Pude ver parte de un programa en el que Alejandro habla sobre la inmigración con otras personas, es la primera vez que lo escucho y es muy interesante. ¡Muchas gracias por la recomendación! --Jamez42 (talk) 15:43, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Electoral systemEdit

So as to not get too far off topic on the Juan Guaido article, I'm just writing back to tell you that the article "2015 Venezuelan parliamentary election" answered most of my questions:

"Starting from 2015, the 167 members of the National Assembly were elected by a mixed majoritarian system; 113 members were elected by First-past-the-post voting in 87 constituencies. A total of 51 seats were elected by closed list proportional representation based on the 23 states and the Capital District. Seats were allocated using the d'Hondt method. The remaining three seats were reserved for indigenous peoples, and were elected by the community."

I guess my only question is how many seats does each state hold for the closed list proportion representation seats? For instance, how many seats was Vargas allocated for both the FPTP constituencies and the close list constituencies? And, the more I look at it, it seems that Guaido was elected from one of these seats and not the first-past-the-post constituencies as I'd originally thought, since it appears that more than one person was elected in the district in which he was running (i.e. Milagros Eulate). This seems to show that two people were elected from Vargas' "1st District" but I just want to be sure this was from the list constituencies and not the FPTP constituencies. --Criticalthinker (talk) 11:04, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

@Criticalthinker: Hi! I have to admit I'm still a little confused about the differences between the two systems, mostly because of the difference between term in both languages. The good thing is that the Electoral Council has the published results online, and in the case of Vargas, indeed, both Milagros Eulate and Guaidó were elected in the same district. José Manuel Olivares and Darío Vivas were elected is a deputy list, making that four deputies in total for the Vargas state. You can consult the results from each state in the website. The Spanish Wikipedia also has a list of the current legislature where the deputies are listed along with their states. Hope it helps! --Jamez42 (talk) 12:09, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. I'm not sure what's being lost in translation, though. As least as of 2015, you have 113 members from 87 different constituencies from each state and the capital district, and then you had 51 seats elected from a list from each state and the capital district. I guess what's confusing to me is that for the first kind of seat, it seems that some constituencies elect more than one member while other's only elected one member, and I'm curious as to how it's decided which constituency gets how many seats? And for the second kind of seat (list seats), I'm curious of something similar: how is it decided how many list seats each state gets? Am I reading this correctly, and each state and the federal district gets 2 list seats? And if that's the case, wouldn't that mean the two largest parties would essentially each of these seats for the list seats? --Criticalthinker (talk) 14:26, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

@Criticalthinker: I'm not familiarized with the figures, but the numbers seem correct, the Assembly has 167 deputies. I have to admit that I don't know how the seats are assigned per se, but I can look into it further. I know that in the 2010 parliamentary elections there was quite some criticism because of gerrymandering; with less votes, the ruling party gained more seats. The constituencies are supposed to be created each year based on information given by the National Institute of Statistics, which in turn has to be approved by the National Assembly. Given that, as far as I know, there are few seats given for each constituency and that there have been plenty of voting irregularites in the last years, the distribution of said seats hasn't been much of a concern. I also can't tell for sure if the number of seats per constituency depends on population or another factor. --Jamez42 (talk) 14:48, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Oops !Edit

Sorry, did not realize I had deleted that; I am having terrible problems with my keyboard since two days ago ... sorry! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:25, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

@SandyGeorgia: Don't sweat it! I figured :) Hope it gets better! --Jamez42 (talk) 14:50, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
You're starting to understand all of my editing idiosyncracies! The typos are hugely outta control, especially with a malfunctioning keyboard. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:52, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

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On the ITNEdit

Even if I support your ITN proposal to get back into the on-going events, maybe it wouldn't be that bad if we let it go at some moment to avoid all this push-back that we have received recently. --MaoGo (talk) 12:09, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

@MaoGo: Should I withdraw the nomination? --Jamez42 (talk) 12:59, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
I don't think so. Let's wait, it is not getting approval anyway. --MaoGo (talk) 13:10, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

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WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
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