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Hi, Stefka Bulgaria. Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Our intro page contains a lot of helpful material for new users—please check it out! If you need help, visit Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask a question on your talk page. Kleuske (talk) 17:36, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Ways to improve Tian Shan Astronomical ObservatoryEdit

Hi, I'm Babymissfortune. Stefka Bulgaria, thanks for creating Tian Shan Astronomical Observatory!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Please add categories. Thanks.

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Happy holidays! Babymissfortune 14:57, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Architecture of AlmatyEdit

Hello, Stefka Bulgaria. I wanted to let you know that I’m proposing an article that you started, Architecture of Almaty, for deletion because I don't think it meets our criteria for inclusion. If you don't want the article deleted:

  1. edit the page
  2. remove the text that looks like this: {{proposed deletion/dated...}}
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You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions.

Arthistorian1977 (talk) 14:18, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Just checked this article. Good work, and I'm glad to see it survived the AfD process. Cheers.Nishidani (talk) 15:58, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the encourgament, Nishidani, this is always appreciated. Also for your help at WP:RSN :-) Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 11:50, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

MEK requestEdit

I would appreciate if you could "slow down" - e.g. do a small set of edits each day. Since some of your edit chains are blanket reverted by one of our colleagues (a behavior which I do not endorse) - it seems both of you need additional input to break the logjam (which I've been trying to provide). However - it is very difficult for me to get involved when the issue being contested is a very large diff, with an even larger talk page wall of text. If we could tackle smaller edits one at a time - it would be easier for me (and I presume others) to get involved. Icewhiz (talk) 07:46, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the info Icewhiz, good to know, and will work on small edits at a time from now on. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 07:53, 8 October 2018 (UTC)


It's much easier to file SPI reports with this tool, so I recommend activating it in Preferences/Gadgets. Cheers. Fitzcarmalan (talk) 14:14, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

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Thanks for the info, Dianaa, will paraphrase more and quote less from now on. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 08:38, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

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RfC on timeline of People's Mujahedin of IranEdit

Please see this RFC on article's timeline which you opened in September. I would consider this an 'exhausted' RfC because it looks like it didn't get support and is unlikely to get more in the future. (The only interested people were User:CaroleHenson and maybe User:Pahlevun, who aren't currently active). Do you want to withdraw it, and possibly add a more specific proposal in its place? Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 22:48, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Yes, will withdraw it. Thanks for the notice! Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 14:09, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

RfC closeEdit

Please note - this - I suggest you implement this (I'm frankly confused at the flux in the article) - please do cite the closed RfC talk section clearly in your edit summary. Icewhiz (talk) 15:04, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

Ok, will do. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 15:11, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Christianity Barnstar
Dear Stefka Bulgaria, I award you The Christianity Barnstar for all your hard work in WikiProject Christianity-related articles, especially your recent creation of Villa Malta (Cologne). Keep up the good work! Your efforts are making a difference here! With regards, AnupamTalk 20:12, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
 :-) Thanks! Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 10:13, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

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Hi, may i suggest you to quote what the sources say instead of misrepresenting them as you did here ? This is a US claim which confirms Iranian claim, therefore, not only an Iranian claim, right ? Please let me know if you think i'm mistaken. Regards.---Wikaviani (talk) (contribs) 23:29, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

@Wikaviani: - Sorry about this. I kept reading this part of the article: "The Iranians have no doubt who is responsible – Israel and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, known by various acronyms", but missed the part where the US claimed it as well. Will be more careful; and thanks for letting me know. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 07:24, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
@Stefka Bulgaria: No worries, everybody can make mistakes, me the first;-) Cheers.---Wikaviani (talk) (contribs) 19:42, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Some baklava for you!Edit

  Great article creation in Fritz Selbmann! Keep it up! Regards, SshibumXZ (talk · contribs). 11:21, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Merci :-) Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 19:41, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

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Deletion discussion about Christa Ehrmann-HämmerleEdit

Hello, Stefka Bulgaria,

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Hi Stefka Bulgaria. I wanted to let you know that Forbes contributor articles, such as this one that you referenced, are not considered reliable for Wikipedia's purposes. You can learn more here: WP:RSP#Forbes contributors. - MrX 🖋 12:23, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi MrX, thanks for the RS list, good source to have handy. Regards. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 19:38, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of 2018–2019 Iranian general strikes and protests for deletionEdit


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ANI thread closedEdit

I have [I have closed the ANI thread you were involved with. You are strongly warned to avoid making personal attacks, to stop treating Wikipedia as a battleground, to seek consensus rather than edit-warring over contentious material, and to be mindful of our policies about maintaining a neutral point of view." Please read through the comments there, and keep them in mind, so that a sanction does not prove necessary. Regards, Vanamonde (Talk) 06:47, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

So.. you warn Stefka and and allow the disruptive editors to continue roaming (even Pahlevun)? Wikipedia gets more and more incompetent as each day goes, nice. Here's to a ton more articles being the target of pov-pushing. --HistoryofIran (talk) 17:43, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
@HistoryofIran: No, I warned four editors, including Pahlevun. The discussion was open for over a month, and in that time no consensus for any sanction developed. If you want to open another discussion, feel free. Vanamonde (Talk) 22:27, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes I know, but let's be honest, you think a simple warning is gonna make any difference? This issue has been ongoing for so long (at least one year). This is just gonna be another major headache later on, if not several. Also, it's amazing that Stefka is getting grouped with the rest of those editors. It's clear that enough research has not been done on this issue. I mean, what's even the point in opening another discussion? Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be rude, but frustrated and annoyed I indeed am. --HistoryofIran (talk) 23:21, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
@HistoryofIran: I, personally, don't think a warning is going to make a difference. The community disagreed. I cannot implement a sanction for which no consensus exists. If you want to rail against the general editor body, go ahead, though it won't do you any good; there was no other possible outcome for that thread. Vanamonde (Talk) 14:37, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

@Vanamonde93: Thanks for your advice, but could you please help me understand this? Pahlevun removed vast amounts of information backed by RSs, made deceitful POV synthesis in polemical political articles, made libelous BLP violations, and continued to do so after being warned 4 times to stop. This is also been happening for over a year. I bring this to ANI, which is what I was told I should do, and I end up receiving the same sanction (warning) as them, even though all I did was express my concerns of POV-pushing at a RfA in commons. Did I miss something here? There were valid long-term issues with Pahlevun's edits, all of which Pahlevun failed to address or justify. Could you please help me understand this? Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 10:46, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

I doubt there's anything I can say that will satisfy you, but here's a couple of things you should remember. First, if there's genuine issues with an editor's behavior on, they should be addressed here; opposing their RFA at commons, without making an effort to address your concerns here, isn't appropriate. Second, I did not warn you unilaterally; I did so based on a lack of consensus for anything else at ANI. Finally, you were not sanctioned, you were warned. There's a fundamental difference. If your behavior really is beyond reproach, then you won't face anything further. If Pahlevun stops editing disruptively, then the warning has worked. If he doesn't, he will face a sanction himself. To put it another way; misconduct by another user isn't an excuse for your own; it also makes your claims of misconduct on Pahlevun's part less tenable. Vanamonde (Talk) 14:37, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

apparent typo in one of your somewhat-recent editsEdit

On May 5, in the article Albrechtsburg, you changed "The masterpiece of" to "The w of work of". I am pretty sure the "w of" should not be there, so I'll remove it myself in a little over a week if you neither do that nor respond here in the meantime, but I'm commenting in case you meant something else. JumpDiscont (talk) 15:48, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Just fixed it. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 10:15, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

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Excessive revertsEdit

You can't keep reverting three times, just shy of 3RR, and not face sanctions for edit warring. I'm telling you now (count it as a warning): that just isn't tenable. El_C 16:17, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

@El C: I understand. The issue for me rises when several consecutive edits that violate policies (BIO, NPOV, etc.) are done simultaneously without any consensus, such as these recent ones: [1], [2]. It's a problem. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 20:46, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
It looks like both the pro- and anti-MEK camps, if you will, are doing that. The proposal I made for a new approach to editing the article might be able to address that zero-sum game. Providing everybody is on board. El_C 20:54, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Mansour VarastehEdit

Dear Stefka. You have now removed these same sources several times from the page, without explanation! There has been a talk topic about Mr. Varasteh's MEK membership for months now but you have not participated. The man is on video introducing himself as an MEK spokesperson. Why is this not good enough evidence? Please let us know in the talk page. Thanks. Iranians (talk) 04:16, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Have replied on the Talk page. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 13:04, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Here we go againEdit

[3] He's back at again with his mass removal of information, applause to the admins for looking the other way. --HistoryofIran (talk) 23:13, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Sigh... Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 23:32, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about IuventaEdit

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Removing the Article from see alsoEdit

Hi. I find that you removed three relevant article which named, Somayeh Mohammadi, Operation Mersad, Operation Forty Stars from the Maryam Rajavi's Article. They are relevant Article and I don't know why did you delete them? Please, return the article back to the see also section.Forest90 (talk) 08:58, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

These are more relevant to the MEK page than Maryam Rajavi; we've used MEK categories to help link these. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 13:31, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Please learn the problemEdit

User Icewhiz fights a war against Polish people. This is a problem for Wikipedia, not for me. Regarding the Lublin spitting, it's a part of a long controversy. Spitting on a Polish ambassador is a bigger issue than spitting on a tourist. The person who spat on the ambassador has not been punished, the one who spat on the tourist was harsly punished. It's only one of thousands such incidents and historical fact manipulated by Icewhiz. Xx236 (talk) 07:23, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

A typical page by Icewhiz Disruption of Holocaust conference in Paris.Xx236 (talk) 08:14, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
I see you know Icewhiz' creativity, but you see me. He creats 100 more edits than me. His method is to select anti-Polish statements using Google, to create a page or section, to oppose any corections. A non-real example Poles are pigs, let's google, let's write.Xx236 (talk) 08:53, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
The New Polish School of Holocaust Scholarship, disruption aside, was in fact a celebration or international recognition of the groundbreaking work done by Polish scholars in this field in the past twenty years. While the New school has faced reactionary government (PiS) push-back in recent years, it is very much a scholarly accomplishment that took place (mostly - there are two significant Polish expats as well - but they worked off Polish archives) inside Poland.[4] Icewhiz (talk) 09:27, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
@Xx236, making claims such as "how Icewhiz manipulates", etc, without evidence (as you've done here), constitutes WP:CASTING ASPERSIONS. If you have an issue with the sources Icewhiz is providing, then I'd advice that you focus on those instead. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 06:57, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

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