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Firebird ToursEdit

Hello,/Labas! I've noticed that you deleted a page for a tour operator - Firebird Tours. I'm wondering what was the reasoning for it as the changes were made according to the reviewer's suggestions, what in particular didn't fit with the standards of Wiki? Just curious what could be improved for future reference. Thanks in advance. Jklfnp89 (talk) 15:35, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Rusnė IslandEdit

Hello! Thanks for your additions to this article. When it was first created I suggested merging with the town, but there now seems to be enough to make it worthwhile.

I see you amended the elevation of the island to 1 metre -- ok! But you have left the claim that parts of the island are 27 centimetres below sea level, and there is a link to a webpage in Lithuanian which seems to support this. (I'm afraid my knowledge of Lithuania and Lithuanian is almost zero.) But this claim is either meaningless/false/silly, or evidence of a totally extraordinary piece of geography. Places below sea level - the Dead Sea, for instance, and vast areas of central Asia - are invariably a long distance from the sea, separated by rock, and they are places with enough evaporation to eliminate the contribution of rainfall. Rusne (sorry, can't do accents easily) is neither; none of it exceeds 2 m elevation, and it is subject to flooding; it is formed of sediment from the river, which is bound to be porous. So if you find a place 1m above sea level, and dig a hole 150cm deep, you have a point more than 27 cm below sea level. But unless you install a concrete wall and a pumping system, it will turn into a pool.

I hope you follow this: it means that if the claim is true, it will be a fact known to every Lithuanian, and there will be much better evidence of how this extraordinary phenomenon has occurred, along with pictures. Unless such is forthcoming, I suggest removing the claim. But I hope perhaps you know more about it?

Incidentally, there are a number of infelicities in your edits (I guess English is not your first language); in particular the replacement bridge... if you say "A new bridge", then it was "built", not "rebuilt". But if the location is the same, you can just say "The bridge was not rebuilt until 1974" (referring to the logical bridge, rather than a particular physical bridge). Do you know if it is in the same place?

I will watch here! Thanks... Brian Chandler Imaginatorium (talk) 07:22, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) It’s true – as written in the Ministry of Agriculture (Lithuania) website [1]. “Žemiausia vietovė Lietuvos teritorijoje nustatyta Rusnės saloje…. Šiais matavimais nustatytas 0,27 m aukštis žemiau jūros lygio.” (EN: The established lowest point in the territory of Lithuania is on the island of Rusne…This measurement is set at 0.27 metres below sea level) The island is like the Netherlands (which is partly below sea level), with canals, dikes, polders, and pumping stations. If you scroll down in the above website you can see a nice aerial photo of the spot, showing polders. I’ll putter with the page soon to insert some of this interesting info. Novickas (talk) 13:59, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Hello, friendly neighborhood stalker! :) Thanks for the link. I know the fact that somewhere in Rusne there is a place that is below the sea level since they made me memorize it in middle school geography lessons, but I could not find a good ref for that. @Imaginatorium: I think you are imagining that the island is below the sea level, when it's just some tiny spot. When I was in middle school, they said it's 1.3 metres below. Not it's just .27 metres... Re bridges, I don't know if it is in the same place. I would venture to guess that it is. Feel free to correct any grammar errors you see. Renata (talk) 01:40, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the responses. OK: I think this is effective if worded something like "Part of the island is poldered, and is famous within Lithuania as the lowest point, officiall 27 cm below sea level." It is a bit odd: it is quite inconceivable that the water level can be maintained to cm precision. And globally speaking it really is not very notable: of course the lowest point of the Netherlands or Israel is significant, but elevations are normally given in metres, not cm. I come from England, where the region of East Anglia has many drains, pumping stations and whatnot: it is quite possible that the lowest point is 51cm below sea level (or quite possibly more like 2 or 3 metres), but this is not normally something anyone even bothers to mention. I will try to copy edit the article in a few days (rather busy right now!) Imaginatorium (talk) 06:51, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Sunday July 6: WikNYC PicnicEdit

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic

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Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Council of Lithuania/archive1Edit

Hi Renata. I WP:ECHOed you at this page, but I don't know how your Echo preferences are set, you might not have it set to do email messages, so I thought it'd be better to leave a message about it here. Maybe we could address the objections...in memory of that first fine careless rapture of our earlier days here. V.G., Novickas (talk) 15:48, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Joachim HamannEdit

Thank you for creating Joachim Hamann. If you are able to add the method or location of Hamann's suicide, that would be very helpful. - Hoops gza (talk) 20:58, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello, yes, that would be great, but no sources that I could find disclose that information :( Renata (talk) 23:17, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Timeline of the Napoleonic eraEdit

With regards to this edit please see my message on Talk:Timeline of the Napoleonic era and maybe monitor any conversation that develops. -- PBS (talk) 21:44, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Christianity Barnstar
Dear Renata3, I award you The Christianity Barnstar for all of your contributions to WikiProject Christianity, especially your recent creation of Perizoma (loincloth). You are making a difference here! Keep up the good work! With regards, AnupamTalk 02:47, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

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KupiškisEdit

Hi Renata. Thanks for pointing that out. So where can I find what the Lithuanian definition of city/town/village is? Typically a city has a population of over 100,000. This place is no more than a large village in everyday language. --Bermicourt (talk) 16:11, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Oil shale in EstoniaEdit

Hi, Renata -- I read your comments in your informal review of Oil shale in Estonia, and I just want to say that they are stunning. Your beginning comment, the thoroughness of your review, and your neat, pertinent comments show what an excellent editor you are. I could see that you picked up on quite a few things I missed. Really, really good work. CorinneSD (talk) 16:49, 2 December 2014 (UTC) I have modified these comments. I didn't quite say what I ought to have said, possibly because for a few days I was distracted by a real life issue. I want to express unqualified praise for your editing. CorinneSD (talk) 18:26, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Aw, thank you. That's really nice of you, it sure put a smile on my face. (I did not see any problems with the prior comment as well). See you at the oil shale article ;) Renata (talk) 23:15, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi, Renata. I think that I have more or less responded to all your points, at last. Maybe if you are returning after your wikibreak, you could go through this article once m,ore as it has changed quite a lot. No rush, however. Beagel (talk) 20:22, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year!Edit

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters EditathonEdit

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Precious againEdit

Lithuania
Thank you for helping to create project Lithuania and for its quality articles such as History of Lithuania (1219–1295), - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:20, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 398th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:46, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were recipient no. 398 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:28, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Five years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:11, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-ConferenceEdit

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Trys Milijonai žodžiaiEdit

Labas! Pastebėjau, kad straipsnyje Trys Milijonai pašalinai dainos žodžius, kuriuos aš patalpinau į Vikipediją. Ko gero, lietuviški dainos žodžiai tikrai yra saugomi autorinių teisių, tačiau ar tas pats galioja ir angliškiems? Jie parašyti ne Marijono Mikutavičiaus ar kitų su daina susijusių žmonių, todėl greičiausiai nėra apsaugoti autorinėmis teisėmis. -- Pofka (talk) 18:45, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Deja, galioja, ir dvigubi - Marijono originalas ir kazkieno vertimas. Visai nesvarbu, ked vertimas nera oficialus. Visos to autorines teises yra painus dalykas, bet vien del to, kad informacija voliojasi nemokamai kazkur internete, nereiskia, kad jai autorines teises netaikomos. Renata (talk) 20:09, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

BelarusianEdit

Hello, Renata -- Perhaps you can help clear up some things for me. See User talk:Vsmith#Belarusian. CorinneSD (talk) 13:59, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Persondata RfCEdit

Hi, You participated in the previous Persondata RfC. I just wanted to notify you that a new RfC regarding the methodical removal of Persondata is taking place at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals). Thanks, —Msmarmalade (talk) 08:14, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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Lithuanian–Muscovite War (1368–72)Edit

Nice one. Will you nom it for DYK? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 19:10, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! No, I really don't like DYK process. Renata (talk) 14:38, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

re: Neapolitan sumsEdit

I am afraid I do not have that book; I'd suggest you post a request on the article's talk. Someone may get around do it. I know, not likely, but my own wiki involvement recently has dipped, too :( That said, thank you for another great article! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:53, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Indeed, I am not in US these days, and Google decided to limit public domain to US only. That said, frankly, I just don't know when I'd have time to read it. If there is something you'd like me to check inside, I can do it, but but I am afraid any serious expansion based on it would need someone else. I do like the topic, but I just don't have the time these days (work...).--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:54, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Green Bridge (Vilnius)Edit

Renata, what do you think of this statement in the first paragraph:

It is the oldest bridge in the city and connects [the] city center with Šnipiškės.

Since the article says the present bridge was completed in 1952 this seems somewhat doubtful – unless all the bridges in the city were destroyed in WWII. Does "oldest" perhaps refer to the original 16th C. bridge?

BTW, sent you an email about the statues. Sca (talk) 21:31, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Hey, Sca. Yes, the "oldest" refers to the 16th century. No, I did not get an email from you. Renata (talk) 22:27, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Have edited article accordingly. Donno what happened to email. Prasom ir labas vakaris. Sca (talk) 00:47, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
PS: Know anyone who might supply a photo of the Green Bridge without the statues? Sca (talk) 15:20, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Sunday August 2: WikNYC PicnicEdit

Sunday August 2, 1-7pm: WikNYC Picnic

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Albertas ManvydasEdit

Hello, could you check in Petrauskas' book the name of Manvydas' brother? In fact he was Jerzy (George), not Jan (John, Jonas). If Petrauskas made this mistake, I would try to improve this article using other sources. Kmicic (talk) 22:44, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Kmicic, you are correct. I made a boo-boo and I now corrected it. Good catch! Renata (talk) 00:55, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

August 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

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Michael X. MockusEdit

Great detective work on Michael X. Mockus, the Mike Mockus who died in 1945 must be his son, who perhaps died in the war. I will call the cemetery Monday and ask them the names of all the people in the grave. I will correct the simple-English version and wikidata. It is good to see an obscure person get the recognition he deserves. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 02:02, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Benedykt MorykoniEdit

Hello, could you restored the article about Benedykt Morykoni? Or just putted the old article into my sandbox? I would like to improve and expended the article. Regards Kmicic (talk) 20:52, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Saturday October 3: WikiArte Latin America Edit-a-thon @ MoMAEdit

Saturday October 3: WikiArte Latin America Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

You are invited to join us for a full Saturday (drop-in any time!) of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for our upcoming "WikiArte" Latin America Edit-a-thon, for Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamericana, a communal day of creating, updating, improving, and translating Wikipedia articles about Latin American art and culture.

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Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim

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In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon— to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia. The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of Ada Lovelace Day for STEM, and Art+Feminism for art, in a field that, by its nature combines both.

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Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!)Edit

Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim

You are invited to join us for a full day and evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering the lives and works of women in architecture.

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Benedykt MorykoniEdit

Could you put into my sandbox the version of the article, which was written by me? Kmicic (talk) 21:36, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi Kmicic, I restored it to your sandbox. But it's really not much. Renata (talk) 00:53, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Oct 28: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

Wednesday October 28, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)Edit

Seasons Greetings,

This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

Since other contributors to the article are insisting for reliable sources and Standard native english; If your contributions get deleted (for some reason like linguistics or may be your information is reliable but unfortunately dosent match expectations of other editors) , please do list the same on Talk:Ceremonial pole page so that other wikipedians may help improve by interlanguage collaborations, and/or some other language wikipedias may be interested in giving more importance to reliablity of information over other factors on their respective wikipedia.

This particular request is being made to you since your user name is listed in Wikipedia:Translators available list.

Thanking you with warm regards Mahitgar (talk) 05:53, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Sunday Nov 22: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thonEdit

Two options for this Sunday: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for one of two edit-a-thons this Sunday, just bring your laptop and an interest in participating!

No special knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia knowledge is required, and there will be Wikipedia training workshops for new folks.


Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon @ Center for Jewish History

  • 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the American Soviet Jewry movement.


Women In Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences

  • 7 World Trade Center - 40th Floor
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the NY Academy of Sciences, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of women scientists. Note that seating is limited for the Women in Science event, as well as signing up on-wiki, please RSVP by email.


Bonus event:

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:32, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

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ArbCom elections are now open!Edit

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:04, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Dec 9: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC; Dec 12: Art & Law editathon + Dec 13: Black Film editathonEdit

Wednesday December 9, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, and welcome input from community members on the sorts of projects the chapter should support through both volunteer and budgetary efforts.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One talk this month will be on use of Wikipedia press passes for photographers.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:38, 4 December 2015 (UTC)


Bonus events, RSVP now for our upcoming editathons:

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Hi Renata ! CommentEdit

Hello Renata, I'm also from Lithuania. I wanted to find out where you found Vosiūnų rural census, it would be very interesting? --Lukaslt13 talk 18:40, 20 December 2015 (UTC)Lukaslt13Lukaslt13 talk 18:40, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Pagaliau susišnekėsim :), man vis su tom šaltinių išvaizdom nesiseka, ech, bet angliškai ne viską suprantu :) Nu gal pavyks :) Ouč, vos nepamiršau, gal galite kažkaip gyventojų surašymą pakeisti ir Lietuviškojoje vikipedijoje, nes aš blokuotas iki 2018 metų (bandau el paštais atsiblokuot) ? Ten tie patys straipsniukai kuriuos aš sukūriau čia. Mano vardas buvo: Lukas_GamingLT. Dėkui :) --Lukaslt13 talk 14:43, 21 December 2015 (UTC)Lukaslt13Lukaslt13 talk 14:43, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
Labas Renata, dar kartelį. Aš žiūrėjau tą tinklapį kur davei (davėte), ir ieškojau (galvojau kad ten visi kaimai bus ir gyventojai) bet ten tik kiek savivalybėj yra. Tai kaip man pasižiūrėti kur tu (jūs) ten Vosiūnus radai, Navikus ir t.t. ? --Lukaslt13 talk 16:52, 21 December 2015 (UTC)Lukaslt13Lukaslt13 talk 16:52, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy winter holidays, Renata!Edit

  Happy winter, Renata!
I know you know this guy's work :) Sincere hopes for a fine 2016. Maybe we'll work together again sometime - it was memorably pleasant. xxxooo Novickas (talk) 22:31, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-ConferenceEdit

Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC 2016

You are invited to join us at New York University for Wikipedia Day NYC 2016, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of Wikipedia 15, the project's global 15th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway (between Waverly and Washington Place)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 17:56, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

ŠvenčionysEdit

I went there because I'm reading A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet. See:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1632862611?keywords=a%20guest%20at%20the%20shooters%27%20banquet%20by%20rita%20gabis&qid=1451773461&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

Sca (talk) 23:08, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Wow, very interesting. Did not know about the book, thank you. Just shows effects of WWII- third generation and still feeling them... Renata (talk) 00:23, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
The history of the Baltics – all the way back to the Middle Ages – is convoluted, obscure, and fascinating. Alas, every sort of oppression had its day there. My impression is that some voices from the past have yet to be heard.
Viso gero. Sca (talk) 00:47, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Renata, are you by any chance reading that book? I'm slogging through it. I've had to read it in short installments because the events it describes are so horrible. And complex. But in a way fascinating.
I just noticed that there's no entry yet for Rita Gabis, though there are dozens of reviews online of A Guest at.... Sca (talk) 22:17, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject assessment tags for talk pagesEdit

Thank you for your recent articles, including Merkelis Petkevičius, which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. For example, WikiProject Poland relies on such templates to generate listings such as Article Alerts, Popular Pages, Quality and Importance Matrix and the Cleanup Listing. Thanks to them, WikiProject members are more easily able to defend your work from deletion, or simply help try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information about using those talk page templates. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 23:01, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. L.ukas lt 13 --Talk 20:25, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. L.ukas lt 13 --Talk 20:27, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters EditathonEdit

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon

You are invited to join us and the AfroCROWD initiative at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign.

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:16, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

(Bonus upcoming event: WikiWednesday Salon @ Babycastles - Wednesday, February 17)

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Feb 16: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
Feb 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
Edit

Tuesday February 16, 5:30pm: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim

You are invited to join us for an evening of social Wikipedia training and editing at the Guggenheim, with a workshop given by the Art+Feminism project to prepare for next month's major campaign, and a tour and edit-a-thon of Photo-Poetics: An Anthology.

5:30pm - 8:30pm at Sackler Center Media Lab, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue; enter through 89th Street staff entrance
Wednesday February 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, and welcome input from community members on the sorts of projects the chapter should support through both volunteer and budgetary efforts.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One talk this month will be on use of Wikipedia press passes for photographers.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 00:28, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

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Saturday, March 5: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMAEdit

Saturday March 5, 10am-5pm: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

You are invited to join us for the MoMA Art+Feminism edit-a-thon on Saturday, to support the expansion of Wikipedia's coverage of women in the arts.

We encourage both people new to Wikipedia, and people who have experience editing online, or have joined us for past edit-a-thon events.

This is by far our biggest event of the year (over 200 participants in the last edition), and every extra hand counts, so please join and volunteer to help us engage new communities!

10:00am - 5:00pm (drop-in anytime!) at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

And bring your interested friends and colleagues!

For those outside of the city, or unable to join on Saturday, check out Art+Feminism regional and global events as well. --Pharos (talk) 21:49, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

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March 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

Wednesday March 16, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

We will also vote on nominations for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One likely talk this month will be on the Wikidata project.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 17:59, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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March 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

Wednesday March 16, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

We will also vote on nominations for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One likely talk this month will be on the Wikidata project.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:00, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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April 13: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video OpportunityEdit

Wednesday April 13, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Special this month, a Mini-Video opportunity for individuals to share their Wikipedia experiences (during pre-meeting, 6-7pm, and in side-office during regular meetup). A videographer will be present to record 1-3 minute Mini-Videos of folks informally speaking, sharing anything about their Wikipedia-related projects, whether an edit-a-thon they joined, an article they edited, or a class project they were a part of, etc.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

We will also place our chapter's votes for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

6:00pm - 7:00pm Mini-Video and social hour
7:00pm - 9:00pm Regular meeting: Introduction for new participants, Noshing, Chapter projects

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:19, 6 April 2016 (UTC)


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Glinski RebellionEdit

Hi, Renata. Could you copyedit the new article for grammar and flow? --Ghirla-трёп- 05:00, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Saturday April 30: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ GuggenheimEdit

Saturday April 30, 1-6pm: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim

On Saturday April 30, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fourth Wikipedia edit-a-thon — or, #guggathon — to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Asian Month, and Art+Feminism.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global MENA Artists Month partnership page to coordinate international and online events as well.

Time: Presentation: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Edit-a-thon: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (88th Street), New York City, New York 10128
Guests should enter using the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

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May 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki ConferenceEdit

Wednesday May 25, 6pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon.

This month's WikiWednesday Salon, we'll meet and share with the MediaWiki software development community, through a community learning night at NYU on May 25.

6:00 pm: Introduction, pizza
7:00 pm: MediaWiki tutorial, community involvement and extension ideas, novel uses of wiki technology
8:00 pm: State of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia / Wikimedia community
9:00 pm: Monthly WikiSalon in San Francisco video-link, casual bicoastal chat

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:49, 21 May 2016 (UTC)


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LithuaniaEdit

Saw you thanked me for creating another article for your country's project. Wonder if you could take a look at that, Basketball in Lithuania, or the one User:Pofka built and I cleaned up, Lithuania men's national basketball team, if only to see if there are glaring problems. (note: I cannot read your name without some songs playing in my head) igordebraga 17:00, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Sunday June 5: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thonEdit

Sunday June 5, 12-5pm: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon

Join us for a full Sunday of social Wikipedia editing at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to Women in Jewish History.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Expanding coverage of Jewish women on Wikipedia makes these women and their creations discoverable, addresses the gender bias on Wikipedia in a positive way, and works to correct imbalances archival collecting practice and institutional projects that have historically silenced women's narratives.

A training session on editing Wikipedia will be held at 12:30 pm. Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Make edits! Ask questions! Be bold!

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York City, New York 10011

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:00, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our June 15 WikiWednesday and other upcoming events.

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June 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

Wednesday June 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Featuring special guest presentations on Wikipedia Asian Month and Wikipedia Club at Ohio State University.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism! AfroCrowd!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 01:37, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our AfroCrowd June calendar, June 29 Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA, and July 15 Wiknic @ Central Park, among other upcoming events.

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Wednesday June 29: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMAEdit

Wednesday June 29, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's second annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Also featuring a lightning talk by CUNY students at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives on a project to document local 1980s HIV/AIDS activism on Wikipedia.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:02, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday July 10 Wiknic in Central Park and other upcoming events.

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Sunday July 10: WikNYC Picnic @ Central ParkEdit

Sunday July 10, 3-8pm: WikNYC Picnic

You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Manhattan's Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

3–8pm - come by any time! The picnicking area is the southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater, just inside the park at Central Park West between 81st & 82nd. Enter the park at West 81st St.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!
Subway: 81st Street – Museum of Natural History, C Line  

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 14:55, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

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August 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

Wednesday Auugust 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Featuring special guest presentations on WikiVerse and Bringing Wikipedia to the Last Mile.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (UN Women!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 23:20, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Prep for our chapter elections next month in September (and add your candidacy!): Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Elections

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Extended confirmed protectionEdit

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for adminsEdit

Hello,

Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:34, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page PatrollersEdit

Hi Renata3.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

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AFD'sEdit

Hi Renata3, I noticed you commented on the [[2]] Afd. There are other similar AFD's here, here. Your comments would be appreciated. Thanks.

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Athletics at the 2005 Mediterranean Games – ResultsEdit

Please comment at this articles for deletion discussion. Thanks, 103.6.159.72 (talk) 10:14, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

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13:36, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks and maybe a little more help?Edit

Thanks for your help and additions to Ona Mašiotienė. One of the problems of writing in other areas is not knowing the sources or the language. I always utilize multiple translation machines and then retranslate material to make sure that I understand it, but that is never as good as if I knew the language. As Women in Red's focus this month has been on CEE women, I've written several biographies from the region over the last several weeks. If you know Belarusian, Vera Maslovskaya could use some help. The translator programs picked up various phrases as Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, etc. and with each variation gave me different spellings, making it difficult to determine where events took place and what variant of the peoples' names should be used. The article in Belarusian had virtually no links, so it was even more difficult. If you can't assist, no worries, perhaps you know someone who can? SusunW (talk) 15:02, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi SusunW. Sorry, I don't know Russian or Belarusian... Locating CEE towns and villages is perhaps the most annoying part of writing CEE articles. I have spent sometimes hours on chasing locations of a single village. It is time consuming and exhausting, and I have very little time these days to spend on Wikipedia... I can tell that you are careful and that you are researching places/institutions/people - thank you! It is quite rare to see that here. But if you ever write another Lithuanian bio, you know where to find me :) Renata (talk) 00:42, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Mongol invasion of LithuaniaEdit

Should we redirect it for now to Second Mongol invasion of Poland? Or do you think we could stub it, at least, as an independent article? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:53, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Piotr. The existing article does not mention anything about Lithuania, so I don't think simple redirect without an expansion will suffice. But frankly, I am not very familiar with the topic (other than that there is a serious lack of sources). I have a book on the topic but not sure when I would be able to get to it. P.S. I also replied to you on PL wiki (don't know if you saw it as I forgot to ping you). Renata (talk) 02:09, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

A heads up....Edit

We're getting close to taking Jacob Gens to WP:FAC, if you want to check in on it, I've expanded it quite a bit after finding a few more sources. I should warn you that I plan to include you as a co-nominator at the FAC.... Ealdgyth - Talk 22:25, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

EsperantoEdit

Dankon la rimarkon! La biografia fonto pri Béla Bresztovszky eraris, mi faris la artikolan ĝustigon, sed mi faris nenion en Wikidata.--Crosstor (talk) 06:09, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Thank you the comment! The biographical source for Béla Bresztovszky made a mistake, I made the article correction, but I did not do anything in Wikidata. (Google-translation)

Map of Vilnius GhettoEdit

Your Graphics Lab request has been completed and/or your input is needed, please see here, so we may resolve any issues. -Thank You FOX 52 (talk) 04:21, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Jacob Gens passed FAC yesteday, thank you so much for all the help with it! I haven't forgotten the Vilna Ghetto... it's on my list! Ealdgyth - Talk 13:47, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, Ealdgyth! You are very kind. But you do know that it is you who should be getting the barnstar, right? Renata (talk) 20:27, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Stanislovas TomasEdit

Hey, Sark is an independent country for tax purposes. There are 17 articles in the Sark Newspaper, BBC and Guernsey Press on Stanislovas Tomas who is the organiser of the first company registry, the first referendum on the island, and a leader of political opposition. The article should be undeleted. Scienceknowledge88 (talk) 19:36, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

You are not even from Sark. Scienceknowledge88 (talk) 19:37, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

Strongly disagreeEdit

Per my rationale at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of exports of Poland, perhaps you'd like to reconsider? I think it is a speedy keep, really. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:40, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Vilnius UniversityEdit

I am just curious why would you restore that broken English statement? It is not clear what that is supposed to mean. So either fix it or it will be removed again. – Sabbatino (talk) 04:17, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

back to Lithuanian wiki. we need you

Superduperwikis (talk) 15:50, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Editor's Barnstar
For your excellent expansion work on Paulina Radziulytė's biography. Thanks! Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 07:41, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

36th Estonian Police BattalionEdit

I've undone the move; pls see requested move discussion on the article's Talk page. K.e.coffman (talk) 05:29, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

Magdalena GaldikienėEdit

Thanks for the help with this article. I had no idea how to handle the diacritics in the various names. And I thought that that part of Lituania was in Russia itself, not Congress Poland.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 15:33, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Sturmvogel 66. No worries, I know diacritics are confusing. That's why I am here to help :) Thank you for writing the article. Once you are done, I'll check my Lithuanian sources for additional info. Renata (talk) 17:07, 4 November 2017 (UTC)
That would be great. And thanks again.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 17:10, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Filter user contribution page by number of bytes changedEdit

Hi, on meta:2017 Community Wishlist Survey/Miscellaneous #Filter user contribution page by number of bytes changed you have asked for a feature.

Today I discovered that section and updated mw:User:PerfektesChaos/js/resultListSort to sort by number of bytes wirhin the page.

This is not the same as retrieving edits from server with a certain number of added or removed bytes, but it permits focussing on larger changes.

Greetings --PerfektesChaos (talk) 00:01, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi PerfektesChaos. Thanks! I installed it and it looks promising, but there are bugs. If I sort contributions, they all get thrown into a single paragraph (no line breaks) - very hard to read. Anyway to show each entry on its own line? Watchlist/recent changes sorting does not seem to work. Links here sorting works - yay! :) Renata (talk) 02:34, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the promising look.
No, it is not intended that something is merged into one line; it keeps all separate lines in a numbered list on page. Basically.
When I read your wishlist description last Thursday, I added some more patterns into contribution page representation and tested that on some desktop German language Wikis with several date-time-formatting. Usually this is sufficient, since only the core HTML structure of the Wiki page needs to be analysed and does not depend on any language or skin or project; just date formatting might become a challenge in some languages.
Today I will investigate English Wikipedia thoroughly, some Hebrew and Sanskrit Wikis, also skins and mobile, and patterns will be improved if necessary.
Please note that this screengrabbing tool is relying on the document structure as delivered by Wiki server. If other scripts also change appearance, some key information might be lost.
Useless to mention that it works right now on my contribution page here, but I’m interested to explore the difference between our presentations.
Watchlist and recent changes are an entirely diffent business; please try listPageOptions and I do hope for more success.
Best --PerfektesChaos (talk) 08:09, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Motiejus GustaitisEdit

Hello, may I trouble you for a bit of help? I've made a stub on Motiejus Gustaitis, could you perhaps take a look? Some blunders, inaccuracies, etc?.. Besides: ru-wiki states that he was the editor-in-chied of the Ziburys (Жибурис, Огонёк) magazine, in 1911-1914. According to the Lithuaninan wiki, though, as far as I could understand, he founded the (charity?) organisation of the same name, in 1907. Mysifyingly, having looked into lt:Žiburys (organizacija), I found no mention of Gustaitis at all, and it was founded in 1905 by somebody else. Were there several Žiburys's, perhaps?.. Thanks. -- Evermore2 (talk) 20:29, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi Evermore2, it looks like he was one of the co-founders of the society which then later published the magazine that he edited. Sorry, I have to run to catch a plane. Will look further in 1.5 weeks :) Renata (talk) 23:39, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi Evermore2, so I have expanded the article including both Žiburys (and may even write an article about it on English Wikipedia). Would appreciate if you could look over the references to make sure I did not screw them up (I don't have the access to the books you cited, though I glimpsed a couple things from Google Books snippets from the dictionary of writers). Thanks! Renata (talk) 15:02, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
But that's fantastic! To me everything looks just perfect. Thank you! -- Evermore2 (talk) 19:43, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

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Happy Saturnalia!Edit

  Happy Saturnalia
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free and you not often get distracted by dice-playing. Ealdgyth - Talk 14:02, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Happy HolidaysEdit

  Happy Holidays
Wishing you a happy holiday season! Times flies and 2018 is around the corner. Thank you for your contributions. ~ K.e.coffman (talk) 01:47, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Всероссийское общество попечительства о пленных славянахEdit

Happy NEW Year - üser:Altenmann >t 19:12, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of File:Kaunas county map.PNGEdit

 

The file File:Kaunas county map.PNG has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Orphaned map.

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Wikipedia talk:Notability (organizations and companies)Edit

Re: "Wholesome rewrite", I believe you may have meant to say "wholesale rewrite". You may want to edit it. I hope this helps. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 18:33, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Question about CORPDEPTHEdit

My understanding of WP:CORPDEPTH is that it is more stringent than WP:GNG, and that it should be used instead of GNG when considering companies, however is it the case that an article which meets the requirements of WP:GNG does not have to meet the additional requirements of WP:CORPDEPTH? For example at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wunder Audio. Prince of Thieves (talk) 20:13, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

RFCEdit

Greetings, Renata:)

It is my pleasure to inform you that I've closed a RFC launched by you, as  Y successful, with some minor caveats.Best,~ Winged BladesGodric 06:25, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of lithuanian artcl. with sources from... leading business daily newspaper?Edit

--WikiBenutzer (talk) 07:35, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiBenutzer: please see sourcing requirements per WP:NCORP. The only remotely acceptable source is Verslo zinios, but one source is not enough. Renata (talk) 17:45, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox historic subdivisionEdit

 Template:Infobox historic subdivision has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox former subdivision. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Timmyshin (talk) 00:48, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Nazi Germany occupationsEdit

 Template:Nazi Germany occupations has been nominated for merging with Template:States of Nazi Germany. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Chicbyaccident (talk) 11:32, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

SignpostEdit

Just wanted to give you a heads up that I mentioned your great work in revising NCORP in a signpost op-ed that will be published today or tomorrow. It is now at Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/Next_issue/Opinion. I hope you won't mind or find anything problematic, but let me know.. Jytdog (talk) 14:12, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Some falafel for you!Edit

  Thanks for contributions in lt wiki! SQORP (talk) 04:47, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

It's all the same carEdit

It was just repainted. I owned that car for 13 years until some corrupt police in Serbia stole it from me. You're only going to find those pictures on my Facebook page unless someone took them from this website and reposted them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ryannay (talkcontribs) 14:09, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Any free picture?Edit

For the monument mentioned in Koniuchy_massacre#Commemoration? If not, I guess we can add something as fair use. Could you try to locate a free image is possible, and if not, could you show me any image of this so I can consider adding a fair use one? TIA. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:31, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi Piotrus, no free images that I know. Here are some pics online: 1, 2, 3 (at the bottom). Renata (talk) 10:44, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. I double checked and yes, there's not a single free pic. In fact I'll be visiting Lithuania in a few days, but it is a bus tour and I doubt we will be there to take a picture. Sigh. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:46, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Hi Piotrus, actually found it on Commons. Renata (talk) 02:48, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I was not categorized by location, and had no English description, so I guess that's why we couldn't find it. I hope I've added the correct category: [3]. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:49, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Portal:LithuaniaEdit

Dear Renata,

Portal:Lithuania has been upgraded using a variety of the new components being developed for the portal system redesign. The portal is now mostly automated.

The Portals WikiProject is about a third of the way done in developing new toys for the system-wide revamp. See the ongoing design efforts at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Portals/Design.

So far, the following features, which are highly customizable, have been implemented on this portal:

It is now a single portal page.
The excerpts are auto-updating. There is no longer any need for editors to copy and paste excerpts into this portal, as those are gathered using "selective transclusion", so that they always match the source article from which they were taken. That is, they won't go stale or content fork from the original source material.
The portal now includes a picture slideshow and (highly experimental) excerpt slideshows. Slideshow selections are randomized from the slideshows' collections. And, as new images or list items are added to the specified source pages in the encyclopedia, the collections of the slideshows on the portal auto adjust to match. That is, the content auto updates. For example, you never have to add a new biography to the portal, as it is based on the list of biographies in the encyclopedia.
A panoramic picture banner has been added that automatically adjusts to fit the width of the page, to always span the top of the portal. (Previously, zooming out caused it to shrink, and zooming in grew it out of the frame and into horizontal scrolling mode).
The columns auto adjust so that box-bottoms match up at the ends of the columns. Like the Main page, but using a more advanced method to distribute the white space out amongst sections.
The categories auto update (using a CategoryTree call).
The featured articles and good articles sections key off of the Recognized content section, which is in turn automatically updated by JL-Bot. As new featured/good articles are created about Lithuania, the portal automatically reflects that (the bot runs daily).

The portal is almost maintenance free.

Note that some of the components being used here are prototypes, undergoing betatesting, and will be further refined before widespread implementation. We are in the process of finding and fixing glitches, and haven't fully refined the mobile device view yet for some of the new features.

New developments are on the way. There is a growing pool of tools and components to choose from for building portals. If you feel inclined to try them, just remember one thing: have fun!

For a record of progress so far on the portal system as a whole, see the WikiProject's newsletter archive.

I hope you like what you see. If you have any comments, suggestions, ideas, or questions, please feel free to share them.

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   21:12, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

P.S.: The mobile view has been fixed to show one excerpt per section, rather than displaying the whole set of excerpts as a thumbnail gallery with long thin columns. (The slide show feature isn't available for mobile viewing for technical reasons). Any comments on how we can further improve the design are most welcome.    — The Transhumanist   10:19, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
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