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List of ongoing armed conflictsEdit

Islamist protests in Egypt must be considered for these reasons:

1- There are more than 1000 fatalities.

2- They are not only "protests", but also weapons, bombs ecc. are involved.

3- Egyptian Army is involved.

4- There are many similar pages included in "List of ongoing armed conflicts": for example Iraq insurgency, Post-civil war violence in Lybia, South Thailand insurgency and many other examples. In these examples, there are not so-called "wars", but there are violences committed with weapons, and armies and military groups are involved. Its the case of Egypt too. Its not rational to exclude it: Wikipedia is necessary to let remember, not to let forget.

For these reasons, I hope and I wait for you to correct your change; otherwise I should correct it instead of you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SigmaK (talkcontribs) 15:00, 27 December 2013 (UTC)


Battle of GrytvikenEdit

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Speedy deletion of Bear Brook (Paskack Valley)Edit

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December 2007Edit

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F18viper50: i was that closeEdit

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Further discussion of Pirate flags and Operation Enduring FreedomEdit

Greetings XavierGreen. Talk:Operation_Enduring_Freedom#Why_is_the_pirate_flag_here.3F

I’m willing to stop removing that flag if there is a strong case not to remove it. Chwyatt (talk) 07:45, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

MiaouEdit

There is only one 'r' in category. Try Category:Naval battles involving Algeria! -- RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 18:03, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

The Leopard QuestionEdit

Fifth-Rate covered ships of 32-50 guns from 1746-1810, and Fourth-Rates overlapped, covering ships of 50-70. While there is evidence for both a title of frigate and ship-of-the-line in terms of the Leopard in 1807, I have to maintain its frigate status for a few reasons:

  • 1) The general rule of thumb is to only classify ships of 64 guns or more as a ship-of-the-line.
  • 2) A ship of 50 guns fits the definition of a Fourth-Rate, as it is within 32-50 guns.
  • 3) Most, if not all, source material I have read generally terms the Leopard a frigate. For example, Injured Honor: The Chesapeake-Leopard Affair, the definitive book on the subject, classifies her a frigate. Guttridge and Smith in The Commodores refers to the Leopard as the same.
  • 4) A simple search - http://www.google.com/search?q=frigate+leopard&hl=en&start=0&sa=N - turns up more relevant hits for the Leopard in question described as a frigate than a similar search for the Leopard as a ship-of-the-line. Auror (talk) 23:25, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

March 18, 2006 incident off SomaliaEdit

You have written that this was the first surface action of the U.S. navy in the 21st century. I can find no sources to support this statement and suspect it is incorrect. I seem to recall some action at the beginning of the Iraq War between the Navy and small Iraqi motorboats that would predate this. I can't find mention of that either. Do you have any source for the statement you wrote in that article? Rmhermen (talk) 17:38, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

United States Presidential Election 2008 MediationEdit

Hi, I've accepted the United States Presidential Election 2008 Mediation, and you are listed as one of the participants. Please feel free to comment and participate in the discussion on the mediation page. BrownHornet21 (talk) 00:29, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

ITNEdit

  On 16 July, 2008, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article(s) Battle of Wanat, which you created or substantially updated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the In the news candidates page.

--BanyanTree 02:21, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Image without licenseEdit

Unspecified source for Image:Blackflag.svgEdit

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Your recent editsEdit

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SuggestionEdit

You say that you are planning on expanding the three stubs about the so called Battle of San Juan numbers 1, 2 and 3 of 1898. Why don't you write one article detailing all three? I mean the three minor incidents occurred in the short span of three months. Another thing, I won't interfer with your article, however, I must warn you that you should not remove nor delete any content which has been added within Wikipedia policy from the "Puerto Rico Campaign" as you once did, doing so may be deemed as vandalism. Take care Tony the Marine (talk) 04:55, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

August 2008Edit

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First Barbary WarEdit

I reverted your edit because it resembled the edit of a vandal - a) it deleted information that was already there and previously unchallenged for some time b) there was no edit summary explaining why thie was happening and c) even though this was kind of significant information, there was no discussion on the talk page. This is usually the mark of a vandal.

Then went I went to your discussion page, the prior entry, too seemed to be a warning, confirming my original suspicions. Please, please fill out edit summaries so that other editors might have some idea of what you are up to. If the information has been there awhile and the edit summary really can't do it justice, something on the talk page might be in order. I think you explained it adequately in the second edit summary.

Incidentally, the bot had to sign the message you left for me! Four tildes, right? Student7 (talk) 11:14, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

NyanzaleEdit

Before creating such stubs, please check out if that information can be inserted into existing articles, such as the Battle of Goma--TheFEARgod (Ч) 12:44, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Image copyrightEdit

Please be careful with image copyright. You have uploaded Image:PiratesSurrender.jpg claiming

  • that the image was taken by the British ministry of Defence and was not under copyright; British documents are typically Crown copyright, not public domain
  • stamped a "US-gov", which is incoherent with the stated source (the United Kingdom is not part of the United States of America). Rama (talk) 00:00, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Naval trawlerEdit

Hi XavierGreen. Can you provide a source for your recent addition to naval trawler? --Geronimo20 (talk) 08:15, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, but can you provide a source? --Geronimo20 (talk) 19:25, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks :) --Geronimo20 (talk) 03:48, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:PiratesSurrender.jpgEdit

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Image source problem with Image:PiratesSurrender.jpgEdit

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Action of 11 November 2008Edit

Hi. I've nominated Action of 11 November 2008, an article you worked on, for consideration to appear on the Main Page as part of Wikipedia:Did you know. You can see the hook for the article at Template talk:Did you know#Articles created/expanded on November 13, where you can improve it if you see fit. Thanks, BlueVine (talk) 21:13, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

I fear the article won't pass its DYK nomination, because it is being considered for deletion. Fingers crossed. In regards to me improving the article, you're welcome. If you need helping citing, take a look at Wikipedia:Citing sources. BlueVine (talk) 10:14, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Action of 11 November 2008Edit

An article that you have been involved in editing, Action of 11 November 2008, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Action of 11 November 2008. Thank you. Nsk92 (talk) 00:22, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Image:PiratesSurrender.jpgEdit

Hi
Concerning Image:PiratesSurrender.jpg, I see you noted at User talk:Hammersoft that "it is under crown copywright which allows the free use of images so long as they are not being sold for a profit". What does that mean exaclty, does it explicitly exclude commercial use of any kind of the image?
In any case, you might want to have a look at the WP:Non-free content guideline which is actually more strict than the US fair use law, and if you are convinced that the image qualifies you can use the {{Non-free use rationale}} template to formulate a free use rationale at Image:PiratesSurrender.jpg.
You probably should ask more specific questions at WT:Non-free content since my understanding of the gritty details of the fair use policy is limited.
Hope that helps, and Cheers, AmaltheaTalk 00:53, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for November 11, 2008 incident off SomaliaEdit

  On 20 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article November 11, 2008 incident off Somalia, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Wars & offensivesEdit

Hi! I reverted your move of Talk:2008 Nord-Kivu war. My primary thinking is that this is a large part of an ongoing conflict; it isn't a simple offensive. That's basically all of what I have to say though. You? Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 04:45, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

It is much more than an offensive; we've been through two ceasefires and several major developments so far. Compare War on Terrorism and Iraq War; the Iraq War could be considered an "offensive" of the War on Terrorism, but yet it is a conflict on its own. This is part of the Kivu Conflict in the greater scheme of things, yes, but it is still a war. Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 22:27, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE-1)Edit

Could you please reference this: [1]? I have not reverted this, but if it doesn't get referenced it might. Also, for future reference, ship names are italicized per the MOS here on wikipedia. -MBK004 04:44, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

ConsensusEdit

Thank you for participating the discussion involving the Flag icon of Puerto Rico. Now, I ask you to please participate in the following consensus. Thank you. Tony the Marine (talk) 04:04, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Battle off TexelEdit

Hi, you may have missed it but the article Battle off Texel has been reviewed at GA and placed on hold. The seven day waiting period for work to continue on the article will begin today.--Jackyd101 (talk) 00:12, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Obviously you didn't miss it, my error. Please notify me on the GA review page when you are ready for me to take another look.--Jackyd101 (talk) 00:13, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

SourcesEdit

Hey XaiverGreen, I just did a bit of editing on Battle of Sa'dah which you created a few days ago, and I was unable to locate the sources you used for some of the numbers in the article. Would you mind adding those in when you get the chance? Thanks. Joshdboz (talk) 16:05, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll add it soon. Joshdboz (talk) 11:45, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

NowCommons: File:Yosemite1892.jpgEdit

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Last standEdit

Please see Talk:Last stand#Victorious Defences --PBS (talk) 13:47, 30 October 2009 (UTC)


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re CanadaEdit

I've been spending the past few days, in fact, refining my maps, though to add the Alaska border dispute. I've been trying to figure out the best way to handle this. I think a separate map showing all of the arctic islands as they were claimed would be useful, as this version of the map doesn't have the resolution to handle all the islands. I'll find a way to mention the Sverdrup Islands, though. --Golbez (talk) 00:10, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, for Territorial evolution of the United States I ignore the different secession and readmission dates, considering it all done in one block; the specific changes were addressed in a separate animated GIF of the CSA. So I thought I'd do a separate gif of the acquisition of the arctic islands, and just have them all 'part' of Canada in the main list, with notes at the start that point things out. Though, as you said, the Sverdrup Islands are kind of major, but I still think they can be 'ignored'. Not ignored, but you know what I mean. Norway didn't even claim control until it became convenient for them, so I wouldn't quite know when to mark them as Norwegian. --Golbez (talk) 02:45, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Battle of ImbrosEdit

If you cannot finish the Battle of Imbros article by the end of the year I will fail it for completeness. Then you can get more sources and revise it at your leisure.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 04:29, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

BattlesEdit

Why would they be red linked in here if they were hoax?Starzynka (talk) 14:12, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

In that case it is completely pointless tagging them for hoaxes as the battles did take place. Obviously you know more about subject than I do so please correct the people who fought or whatever and help build the encyclopedia. Sorry, I thought you would be interested in them. Thanks. Starzynka (talk) 13:00, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

It's always interested me how users are happy to create a mess but expect others to clean it up, even berating them for not doing so. Have seen it time and time again in my 4 or so years here. A fellow editor of long standing once suggested to me that creating unnecessary work for others should be regarded as a breach of WP:CIVIL, and I tend to agree. Orderinchaos 14:08, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Civil? Or perhaps you should just WP:Assume good faith. Starzynka (talk) 14:42, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

There was always a caveat on AGF that one should assume so "unless there is clear evidence to the contrary". That evidence is building. Orderinchaos 02:23, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
I did assume good faith when i saw the first article, but then when i saw around twelve more with the same exact text i AGFed no more.XavierGreen (talk) 06:49, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations!Edit

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SS Brighton (1903)Edit

Re your assessment, the article meets b5 as it has an infobox. Mjroots (talk) 10:26, 6 January 2010 (UTC)


File source problem with File:PapeeteDestroyed.jpgEdit

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Re:File:PapeeteDestroyed.jpgEdit

That is correct; if you're going to cite magazines, biblio format please. -FASTILYsock(TALK) 21:50, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Incomplete GA nominationEdit

I noticed that you did not finish the nomination by placing the proper template on the talk page of Bombardment of Papeete. You need to do this because the template automatically notates the person who places it as the nominator. This is what you need to add to the talk page: {{subst:GAN|subtopic=war and military}} Good luck! -MBK004 23:38, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Battle of COP KeatingEdit

You revert the move, citing the need to discuss changes, then don't even leave a comment on the talk page? Bsimmons666 (talk) 01:28, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

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Triángulo OesteEdit

Hi. You added "Triángulo Oeste" to List of Guano Island claims, with coords 20° 95′ N, 92° 23′ W. That can't be right, since minutes have to be in the range of 0 to 60. There's something or other at 20.95° N, 92.23° W; is that the location you meant?
—WWoods (talk) 23:59, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. I fixed it. —WWoods (talk) 02:51, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Finalist - Henry Allingham World War I International Contest (1st edition)Edit

FINALIST
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Henry Allingham World War I International Contest
Thank you for your great performance and
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1st edition (11 November 2009 - 11 March 2010)
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Please stop adding defamatory editsEdit

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This has been discussed with you numerous time, and I know you find this interesting, but it's nothing more than an spurious attack ad by a political opponent and does not belong in factual material. It can be added in the Harding article, if editors there approve, or the article about the author of the attack book, but not in factual articles. It does not pass the WP:NPOV, WP:UNDUE or WP:RS tests. DD2K (talk) 23:48, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Source for Battle of Bita Paka mapEdit

Hi. You previously uploaded a map which is used on the article Battle of Bita Paka, however the source is a little unclear. I was hoping you might be able to include the title of the book on the image page if possible (so as to remove any future questions about it usability etc). Thanks in advance. ChoraPete (talk) 13:51, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Howdy again. Please disregard as I have located the information myself. Cheers. ChoraPete (talk) 13:59, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Edit warringEdit

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ITNEdit

  On 28 March 2010, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772), which you created. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

I was given one for expansion, but you created the article in the first place, so you deserve this too! Mjroots (talk) 12:22, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

HiEdit

There has been another sea battle. Near the Seychelles. [2] --DAI (Δ) 17:03, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Quite interesting. Although IMO we should divide pirate battles from OEF-HoA --DAI (Δ) 12:31, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Just in. New clash http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3870846,00.html --DAI (Δ) 13:52, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

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Please Provide a SourceEdit

Please provide a source for your recent post at WW2 Casualties

2 U.S. Civilians were killed in the attack on Howland Island in 1941[citation needed],

Thanks,--Woogie10w (talk) 02:26, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

I will add source, thanks again--Woogie10w (talk) 16:29, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Action of 1 August 1801Edit

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2008 South Ossetia War titleEdit

I would like to know your opinion concerning a proposal I made, which I think represents a decent compromise.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 03:09, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

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Battle of BeirutEdit

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Action of 9 February 1799Edit

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Barbary PiratesEdit

Why was the "Anti-piracy battles involving the United States Navy category" removed from the Barbary Wars battle pages? The Tripolitan Navy was nothing more than state-sponsored piracy, even on the Barbary Corsairs page it says they were pirates and privateers. --Az81964444 (talk) 09:19, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

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Re: Battle of KamdeshEdit

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Bombardment of PapeeteEdit

I'm sorry to see that this didn't make it this time ... the reviewers seemed to be saying that it was close. Either you or I can leave a message with Nev1 and The_Land to get a better sense of what they're looking for. (Watching) - Dank (push to talk) 02:23, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Counter proposal to merging "State" with "Sovereign state"Edit

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Third Battle of ManzanilloEdit

Hello, XavierGreen. I've read the article that you created about the Third Battle of Manzanillo. It seems to be mainly based in American contemporary accounts. Unfortunately these accounts usually exaggerate the facts. About the battle, it was hardly a decisive victory, since the strenght of the Spanish force, much inferior than the American, didn't suppose a serious menace. The Spanish naval forces in Manzanillo was composed of 3 gunboats crewed each one by 19 men, Guantánamo, Estrella and Delgado Parejo, this one a former American yatch of 85 tons; and three pontoons: the yatch Guardián, whose crew consisted of 4 men, Cuba Española, armed barely with an old Parrott gun, and a quarter ship garrisoned by 39 men also armed with a Parrott. The land batteries had just three 8 or 9 mm pieces. When the American squadron attacked the port the Spanish commander Gómez de Barreda decided to drive his ships ashore and entrench his men around the beach to repell any attempt of landing. The Spanish casualties of the bombardment were far lesser than the 200 given by the article. They amounted to 2 soldiers killed and 5 soldiers and a boatswain wounded. ElBufon (talk) 13:15, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Agustín Rodríguez González states 2 Spanish killed and 6 wounded, plus a wounded civilian, in his La guerra del 98: las campañas de Cuba, Puerto Rico y Filipinas. In the Spanish source used by the Historical dictionary of the Spanish American War, the article of the Revista de Historia Naval, which is included in the book Victorias por mar de los españoles and is too a work by Rodríguez, also 2 killed and 6 wounded are given. In any case both figures are similar. Concerning to the order of battle, it is essentially the previously mentioned: three third-class gunboats, three pontoons and three shore-based guns. ElBufon (talk) 18:20, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
Purísima Concepción, Jose García and Gloria were merchant vessels property of the shipowner Antinógenes Ménendez, who was also owner of Guardián before cede it to the Spanish navy. Purísima Concepción was a blockade runner, the other two were old wooden paddle steamers. Centinela, according to Spanish accounts, was heavily damaged and driven ashore by its own crew after encounter the American squadron off Niquero on its sail to Manzanillo, but could be repaired and joined forces with the other ships on 2 July, so it was present during the third battle. It was a 30-ton steam yatch purchased in the United States and armed with two Maxim guns. Guardián, meanwhile, was disarmed to reinforce the remaning ships. The figure of 10 ships was therefore accurate, although it should be noted that they were all small or useless units. ElBufon (talk) 20:13, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
A civilian was wounded. The Spanish commander was Teniente the navio de primera clase (equivalent to corvette captain) Joaquín Gómez de Barreda, although the pontoons were under direct command of Ramón Navarro. About the discrepincies, I should note that according to Spanish accounts seems that Gómez Barreda drove his gunboats ashore, salvaging their artillery and ammunitions, without trying to confront the American squadron. He claimed to "be satisfied of having prevented his crews from suffer an hecatomb". I'll continue investigating. ElBufon (talk) 20:48, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

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Mediterranean DivisionEdit

Hey Xavier, do you have a citation for SMS Loreley as being a member of the division? Right now the sentence you added her to cites Staff's German Battlecruisers 1914-1918, which makes no mention of the ship. Groner's German Warships 1815-1945 has an entry for the yacht, but only says that she was a station ship in Constantinople, but nothing about her being part of the division. Parsecboy (talk) 20:46, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Could you please reference the inclusion of Lorely. There is an attempt to get this to an FT, so I was wondering if this article should be included. Buggie111 (talk) 20:38, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
I meant specifically her being a part of the division - I don't dispute that she was in Constantinople, but that doesn't necessarily mean she was assigned to the division. Parsecboy (talk) 21:17, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

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Iraq warEdit

Majority concencus has been reached that the war is over you made the change based on this. However V7 again reverted you and I, in an attempt to find a compromise solution, reverted to your edit but added that Coalition combat operations concluded but Iraqi security forces operations continue. V7 has reverted again and now I feel there is no other way to go about this except report him for edit warring or take this to the arbiter with the evidence of the major concencus on the issue. V7 wan't proof that the war is still continuing, I told him to turn on his TV and watch about the deaths of those 60 people in the church yesterday, but it seems he doesn't regard that to be part of the US's war. I told him that this isn't just the Americans war but also the Iraqis. He disregarted that. Publicus also agrees with us.Diefgross (talk) 01:17, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Hello, I have reverted your last edit, the state department source stated that the "Iraq war is over". If you wish to revert it please find some source that supersedes the ones that I have listed From the pentagon, state department, president, etc. Thanks- V7-sport (talk) 22:33, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
That is the United States's view of the war, the state department release says nothing of the Iraqi governments view of the war. You have yet to provide any evidence at all that states that the Iraqi government considers the war over. As Iraq is a soveriegn nation, in international law the United State's view on whether or not the war continues is utterly meaningless in regards to the position of the soveriegn Iraqi government.XavierGreen (talk) 23:27, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
Well since the USA was the last member of the coalition that invaded Iraq it is what is relevant to the topic. So by your logic you have yet to provide any evidence that all that states that the Iraqi government has declared war on itself. I don't want to sound snarky, sincerely, but that is the logical conclusion of what you are asserting. V7-sport (talk) 03:19, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
(I'm trying to get this all on 1 page, let me know if you don't want me to do this) "There are no declarations of war, if thats what your looking for then good luck to you. There have been no declared wars since 1945. If you want proof of combat, that i can provide. But if you are going to argue that i need to provide declarations of war to prove that Iraq is fighting, then you might as well argue that the Iraq war did not take place at all since none of the belligerents offically declared war. Undeclared wars have been fought since the dawn of humanity, there is no requirement among historians that a declaration be given in order for a conflict to be called a war.XavierGreen (talk) 04:11, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
Hi, the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 was the congressional declaration of war against the Saddam Hussein regime in iraq. If you can find something similar with the Iraqi government(and I doubt you can) declaring it's actions against the international terrorists within it's borders to be war then by all means include it. Otherwise, to declare the thing ongoing without citations is original research and synthesis. I'm not trying to be a jerk, that is just the fact though. V7-sport (talk) 08:50, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
No the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Ressolution of 2002 was not a declaration of war there is a signifigant legal difference between and authorization of use of force and a declaration of war. The Russian Civil War, the Mongol Invasions, and several of the other bloodiest wars in history had no declarations of war, a declaration is not nessesary for polities to begin hostilities against each other. Ants and Chimpanzees dont issue declarations of war before starting their wars. No polity issues statements regularly throughout a conflict that it is still ongoing, thats a rediculous and unreasonable thing to ask for. As ive stated before there are a myriad of new reports stating that the war is ongoing, and i would think that that is proof enough.XavierGreen (talk) 17:56, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
The Joint resolution of 2002 was a defacto and dejure decoration of war. Where are these myriad of reports that supersede the president, state department and pentagon?V7-sport (talk) 21:49, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
According to US law a resolution of force and a declaration of war are not the same thing, see 1 for a congressional research report on the issue. The united states has not fought a declared war since the end of world war 2. Globalsecurity.org lists the Iraq war on its list of active conflicts, icasualties.com continues to have an active listing for the iraq war. Both are highly notable and respected sources heavily cited in wikipedia.XavierGreen (talk) 22:17, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
According to the Supreme court which affirmed the Constitutional legality (IE only congress can declare war) in Doe V Bush which stated that congress had given the president the right to "declare war" with the Joint resolution of 2002. Globalsecurity.org does not trump the state department, the president or the pentagon in terms of WP:Weight, indeed, it is arguably not a reliable source. V7-sport (talk) 22:30, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

I have made a point by point rundown of the situation we are in at the talk page and I strongly belive that this issue can be resolved easily with the concensus of the majority of editors (which there is), however V7 has continued to disrupt both the article and attempts at trying to find a solution (he has not tryied to find a solution and rejected all propositions). He has continued to push his point of view and his view that if the US says it's part in the war is over and thus the war as a whole is over is both Original research and Synthesis not to mention POV-pushing. So i belive that the only way to resolve this issue is to report him to an Administrator. Or if not report him than form an Arbitary commity that will make a rulling on if the war is over or not. I am not well versed in the procedure here on Wikipedia so I think an editor who is should do this.Diefgross (talk) 10:48, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Naval engagements of the Mexican-American WarEdit

Thanks for your input, I'll look into it. I think the "engagements" is important because many people consider a "naval battle" to have been fought between warships with no exception. I wouldn't agree necessarily but some people are very firm about this.--$1LENCE D00600D (talk) 23:31, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Korean DMZ Conflict (1966-1969) not part of the Korean WarEdit

While the Korean War ended in an armistice in 1953 rather than a peace treaty and so technically the war was not formally concluded (but how many are these days?), it is stretching reality to claim that the war is still going on and that all subsequent incidents including the Korean DMZ Conflict are part of the Korean War. The Korean War was an event that occurred from 1950 to 1953, it muddies history to categorise all subsequent NK-SK conflicts and incidents as part of a 60 year old war.Mztourist (talk) 05:52, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

The Korean War ended with an armistice. Most modern wars don't even end that clearly and they certainly don't all end with a peace treaty or complete destruction - did the Yom Kippur War end with a peace treaty with Syria or Syria's complete destruction? Do you think that war is ongoing? Or what about the Gulf War? Only a ceasefire there. How about the 2006 Lebanon War? If you talk about the Korean War people think of the events from 1950-1953. No-one in Korea thinks the war is ongoing, it was something that happened in their parents' or grandparents' generation. I can see from some of your earlier discussions that you take a particular view of when conflicts start and end, but I think you need to accept that warfare has changed since WWII, wars are seldom declared and they seldom end with legal formality or total destruction. The Korean War ended on 27 July 1953.Mztourist (talk) 03:53, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

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Shelling of Yeonpyeong in ITNEdit

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Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of battleships of the Ottoman Empire/archive1Edit

I've replied.--White Shadows Your guess is as good as mine 00:10, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi Xavier, can you take a second look at this FLC when you get the chance? Thanks, Dabomb87 (talk) 02:00, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

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Bombardment of Yeonpyeong not part of Korean WarEdit

Xavier, if you have anything more to add to the discussion of whether or not the Korean War has ended please provide your input on the talk page. I had assumed your recent silence to be agreement that the Bombardment of Yeonpyeong was not part of the Korean War. regards Mztourist (talk) 15:08, 3 December 2010 (UTC)


Casualties Rappahannock RiverEdit

Yes you are right, origionally the sources I had said that there were only five American casualties in the battle but later I found the Captain William Stafford reported that the five men wounded were aboard his ship and that the other three vessels sustained a combined loss of six killed and five more wounded. Glad to see you have a sharp eye, thanks.--$1LENCE D00600D (talk) 21:17, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

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Ongoing warsEdit

Please WP:BRD. We need WP:RS for the info you want to include. Thanks. --S. Rich (talk) 18:20, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Slow down. I did provide discussion but I suspect WP:OWN took over before I had a chance to complete the remark. Also, simply because an editor changes one section of an article without changing other sections does not change the validity of the edit. Such an argument is akin to a "So's your old man!" retort. --S. Rich (talk) 18:37, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

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User_talk:Rumiton#Action of 1 January 1800Edit

Hi Xavier, I'm wondering about one of Rumiton's edits at the link ... if we've got it wrong, please let us know. - Dank (push to talk) 14:51, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

ITN for Operation Dawn of Gulf of AdenEdit

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Japanese air attacks on the Mariana IslandsEdit

Hi Xavier, I think that I've now addressed your comments at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Japanese air attacks on the Mariana Islands to the extent possible. Nick-D (talk) 00:36, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Help with Action of 1 January 1800Edit

I'm sorry, I can't help with the problems Kirk is mentioning at FAC, and the article has been at FAC long enough that the problems probably need to be dealt with quickly. I recommend you talk with Kirk on the FAC page and see if you can fix the problems, and if that doesn't work, please don't hesitate to ask at WT:MILHIST for help. - Dank (push to talk) 14:55, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

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Thank you, sir. I was starting to sound alarms because I didn't want to just archive it! --Andy Walsh (talk) 00:01, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

GAN for Battle of Dover Strait (1916)Edit

Hi, Xavier. I've started the GA review for the Battle of Dover Strait (1916) article. The link is here: Talk:Battle of Dover Strait (1916)/GA1. If you could please take a look and respond when you get a chance, that would be great. Cheers. AustralianRupert (talk) 20:43, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Milhist FA, A-Class and Peer Reviews Jan-Mar 2011Edit

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DYK nomination of 1999 AO10Edit

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HelloEdit

Thank you, I am happy with how the article came out too. I had not heard anything about that particular expedition until only recently. There are so many different subjects when it comes to navy history and I have just now taken a more serious look at UK and US ops in Africa back then. I just got lucky when I typed "bombardment of Johanna" into the google engine and found a NY Times article with the exact title and a specific account from an eye witness.--$1LENCE D00600D (talk) 04:53, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

hey Xavire greenEdit

did you wrote something about Steven Roberts section? I don't see you write anything about it. 130.65.109.34 (talk) 21:22, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

GJ 3634 GA nominationEdit

Hi! Thank you for reviewing GJ 3634. I've done my best to address your comments at the review page. Could you take another look? --Starstriker7(Talk) 06:56, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

The last comment has been addressed. Thanks for the catch. --Starstriker7(Talk) 21:59, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

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Action off LofotenEdit

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Notice of RfC pertaining to List of sovereign statesEdit

Hey mate, I finally got that RfC done. It's at Talk:List of sovereign states/Discussion of criteria. Nightw 13:38, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Last one's up! Nightw 12:59, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

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Battle of TripoliEdit

Hi, did you notice the review I posted at Talk:Battle of Tripoli (1825)/GA1? Ucucha (talk) 12:11, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Brummer/BremseEdit

Hi, Xavier. I had moved the articles to an undisambiguated title because there are no articles for the earlier ships, and there would only be two ships with each name. A hatnote will be sufficient (see for instance SMS Friedrich Carl) and is in line with established disambiguation policy. Parsecboy (talk) 00:50, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

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Hermann RitterEdit

I need your help you added a first name of "Hermann" to major Ritter to the article Battle of Otavi (your creation :-) ) and I presume from the comment when you did you found a source, please see Talk:South-West Africa Campaign#Hermann Ritter -- PBS (talk) 03:07, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

I heard you like pollsEdit

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GrenadaEdit

Since you've seen fit to move Capture of Grenada, you're going to fix the links in campaignboxes and elsewhere (and create Capture of Grenada (disambiguation) and Capture of Grenada (1983), right? Magic♪piano 20:44, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Battle of El HerriEdit

Hello, thanks for taking a look. It's been on the back-burner for a while since I have been doing other things and there was another source I wished to read. However there's no real reason it has been languishing in my userspace. I'll see if I can get around to writing a lead for it (and for the related Zaian War article) and moving it to mainspace in the next day or so. Thanks for giving me the impetus - Dumelow (talk) 20:49, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Action of 12 January 2012Edit

Please can you return Action of 12 January 2012 to January 2012 United States Navy SEAL Somali raid and propose the move on the talk page, this needs to be discussed. Mtking (edits) 01:35, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Sorry your choice of name is both wrong and less descriptive, please revert it to where it was then make your case at the talk page. Mtking (edits) 01:45, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

AfD for Chronology_of_diplomatic_recognitions_and_relations_of_South_SudanEdit

You participated in a related discussion before. The current one is here. Japinderum (talk) 11:43, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

This RFC is related to the recent AfD you participated at. Japinderum (talk) 08:22, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Diplomatic recogntions (historical)Edit

"Rumor" has it that you know of a few listings missing at [[3]]..Have you emailed them the missing ones (with any sources)?? If not, post them here or on my page or somewhere and I can pass them along to them. Sounds interesting. Thanks. DLinth (talk) 19:18, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

POV/biasEdit

THIS[ is flagrant pov and NOT what the source says. It explicitly says in the first passage the airdrop was to support state troops NOT civilians udner siege.Lihaas (talk) 08:37, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

2012 insurgency in northern MaliEdit

this is the THIRD time youve added and that means the onus is on you to get consensus. As explained if they joined the mlna they are now on the side of the mlna with the added forces. NOTHI\NG is saying they are a seperate belligerentLihaas (talk) 20:20, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

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The Action of 1 January 1800 was a naval battle of the Quasi-War that took place off the coast of present-day Haiti, near the island of Gonâve in the Bight of Léogâne. The battle was fought between an American convoy consisting of four merchant vessels escorted by the United States naval schooner USS Experiment, and a squadron of armed barges manned by piratical Haitians known as picaroons. A French-aligned Haitian general, André Rigaud (pictured), had instructed his forces to attack all foreign shipping within their range of operations. Accordingly, once Experiment and her convoy of merchant ships neared Gonâve and were caught in a dead calm, the picaroons attacked them, capturing two of the American merchant ships before withdrawing. Experiment managed to save the other two ships in her convoy, and escorted them to a friendly port. On the American side, only the captain of the schooner Mary was killed. The picaroons took heavy losses during this engagement, but remained strong enough to continue wreaking havoc among American shipping in the region. Only after Rigaud was forced out of power by the forces of Toussaint L'Ouverture, leader of the 1791 Haitian Revolution, did the picaroon attacks cease. (Full article...)

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Thank you for quality articles on naval warfare, such as Action of 1 January 1800 and USS Constellation vs L'Insurgente, and for devoted review work, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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A year ago, you were the 352ndth recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:08, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 352 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:18, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for today's USS Constellation vs L'Insurgente, "which also happens to be the first naval battle in the history of the United States Navy". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:46, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Six years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Hyderabad, IndiaEdit

Hi, and thanks for your correction efforts on the article Hyderabad, India and to make it to move forward for FAC, The current status of the article Operation Polo we see now is not written in academic standards.

The Indian army official web site mentions:

Though termed a "Police Action", the Army played a stellar role in quelling internal strife in the State and restoring law and order.
Armored Division, commanded by Major General JN Chaudhuri (who later rose to become India’s Army Chief), was one of the few formations available apart from some infantry units which were attached to the division. This force soon entered the State from different cardinal directions and, under the banner of "Operation Polo", settled matters amicably using minimal force.

As defined by Lucien D. Benichou who wrote a complete senario of Operation polo in his book From Autocracy to integration. It copy "General El Edros" (the chief of Nizam army), says India can walk into whenever she want to (page - 229), there are many more references which supports that the Nizams army hardly showed any resistance.

Thus concerning this all specification from the official web site of Indian army; under the banner of "Operation Polo", settled matters amicably using minimal force and the Army played a stellar role, and by Lucien D. Benichou the speech of General el Edros (above), this all specifies that the (Indian Army) did not receive any hard resistance from Nizams Army, (was briefed in my this edit).

Any way, dear : Xavier Green regarding (your this edit) as you are aware that the article Hyderabad, India is about a city, To maintain average size and neutrality on the article we had discussed in few and concluding words the issues of Operation Polo, the Accession of Qutb shahi sultans (which actually is the more destructive and violent) and the Telengana Rebellion. Frequently to specify in details and to avoid provoking the edit wars we had wiki-linked Operation polo, History of Hyderabad, India and Hyderabad State (1948—1956) this all we did with consensus on talk page with lot of efforts and discussions. Hope you will promote to maintain the average size and neutrality of the article. Regards and thanks once again :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 00:43, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

The Indian military's views of the conflict are severely bias towards the issue, they generally tend to play down the fact that the Nizam wanted nothing to do with the Indian Union at all and that he had to be compelled through the military destruction of his state in order to sign a treaty of ascension. I have read most of Benichou's book, and while it does a fairly decent treatment of the political circumstances of the events, it barely touches on the events of the military invasion at all. To suggest that the Nizam was amicable to his state's incorporation into India is an utter falsity and it leads me to believe that you are either severely biased towards the issue or have not fully researched it to the point necessary. The information is certainty relevant to this article, as Hyderabad City was the capital of a state that lasted for hundreds of years and that states destruction is certainty a notable event in the history of the city.XavierGreen (talk) 06:35, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
(talk page visitor) Hi XavierGreen. You may be right (I am a copy editor, not a subject expert). But the article as written doesn't imply that the Nizam was amicable to it, so that POV question surely doesn't arise. For the rest, we should avoid hyperbole. The fact that is was an invasion makes it clear already that there was violence, so it should not be necessary to add that word. As to whether he was forced, well, he probably was, but that is also clear already from the fact that he was defeated by an invasion. I agree with you that we should not say he was "amicable" to it. In my view, it's best just to state factually what he did, and not say or imply anything about his degree of willingness or unwillingness. That way, we avoid POV issues. Regards, --Stfg (talk) 13:54, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

TibetEdit

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Debellation is the term used to refer to the complete destruction of a state, the Lamaist Tibeten state was destroyed by the chinese as a direct result of their invasion. That fact is not controversial anywhere. Show me where an independent Soveriegn Lamaist controlled Tibet is on a map, you can't because it no longer exists.XavierGreen (talk) 18:14, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
From Debellatio: "The term Debellatio designates the end of a war caused by complete destruction of a hostile state." Explain to me how the Tibetan state was "completely destroyed" by a hostile state. I'm suspecting whether you've actually looked into the history behind Tibet, or if you're merely making edits on a whim. The PLA attacked Tibet during the Battle of Chamdo, and as a result of the swift and overwhelming defeat by the Tibetan Army by the PLA forces (they were using outdated weaponry and were heavily outnumbered), the Dalai Lama and his cabinet intended to minimise as much damage and death as possible, and so signed the Seventeen Point Agreement with the Communist Party of China, which agreed that the Dalai Lama and his government remained in power in Tibet, and in return they accept full sovereignty of the People's Republic of China over Tibet. After Tibet was fully incorporated into Tibet, the Communist Party began a series of controversial land reforms and other policies which became unpopular with the Tibetan locals, and in 1959 an uprising occurred. The Dalai Lama supported this uprising, however it was unsuccessful and he was forced to flee to India. The local Tibetan government was abolished, and the central government in Beijing assumed full direct control over Tibet.
Now, compare this with the definition of Debellatio, which is more used to refer to events such as the fall of Nazi Germany (Soviet capture of Berlin), fall of Indian princely states to the British Raj, or the fall of Saddam's Iraq in 2003. Is this really a debellatio? Was the state completely eradicated by an attacking state? Usage of such wording violates WP:NPOV, as it implies that the entire nation of Tibet was completely and utterly destroyed by the PLA, and completely ignores the intricate details of the Tibetan situation. -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs email 00:51, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
Your correct in regards to the 1959 uprising, i had forgotten that the Tibeten government had still existed under chinese control until the rebellion. As such the Debellation occurred after the rebellion as opposed to the initial invasion, when the residual sovereignty of the Tibetan State was utterly destroyed by the Chinese.XavierGreen (talk) 21:02, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

List of wars involving IndiaEdit

Hello, thanks for your contributions to the article!

I'm not so sure about the inclusion of the Congo Crisis. The article is intended to be about wars that have involved India in an official, national capacity, while in the Congo Crisis, I'm assuming India intervened as part of the UN peacekeepers? Furthermore, India is completely absent from the Congo Crisis page itself.

Cataloguing India's contibutions via UN Peacekeeping would be worthwhile, however. I think if included, it should be made clear that India was a part of the UN Peacekeeping Force and not fighting as an independent entity in the conflict (in the present iteration of the page, India is depicted independent of ONUC).

Thanks! Sabre (talk) 05:55, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes i know its absent from the page about the conflict, but if you read up on the subject you'll see that the Indians took a lead roll in defeating Katanga militarily. They provided the largest number of troops out of any nation in ONUC, (16,000) and took part in heavy fighting against the Katangese. The ONUC operation in Katanga although labeled a peacekeeping mission was nothing of the sort, rather than stay on the sidelines and protect civilians, ONUC launched major conventional attacks against Katanga and sought to defeat it outright. [[4]]XavierGreen (talk) 22:10, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
Important as the role was, the Republic of India as a political entity did not participate in the conflict - only the troops of the Indian Army did. Furthermore, in your entry on the page, the ONUC is listed as an independent ally of India, which is incorrect, because, as I said, India did not enter the conflict as a national entity, but part of the ONUC. The Indian troops on ground answered to the ONUC, not the Indian defence authorities. This list only concerns the wars undertaken by the Republic of India as an entity, with any official allies (for eg. in the entry for the war against Somalian pirates, although other countries are also fighting piracy in the area, India is acting independently, and so, no allies are listed). Sabre (talk) 07:30, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
These pages typically include wars where the nation in question was part of a international organization. For example it would be ludicris to exclude the Korean War (fighting under a UN mandate) from various countries pages, or to exclude the Somali Civil War from Kenya and Ethiopia's (fighting under an AU mandate) pages or the Afghan War from Germany's page (German troops are under NATO command). The soldiers on the ground ultimately answer to their soveriegn nation, the UN may tell them to do this or that but when it comes down to it the final authority over a nations own troops is the nation itself. By your logic one would have to exclude the Second World War from Australia's page because Australian troops were subordinate to the United States.XavierGreen (talk) 17:23, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

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I have not violated the 3R rule, editing a page does not constitute reverting. While i edited the page more than 4 times, i did not revert specific material more than 3 times. Your attitude and abuse of the policy is most ungentlemanly and certaintly abusive of it.XavierGreen (talk) 21:13, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
 
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Request reason:

While i edited the page four times, i did not revert more times than the page allows.

Decline reason:

You need not violate 3RR to be blocked for edit warring, but I do count 1 2 3 4 reverts. An edit counts as a revert if it has the effect of undoing someone's edit, it doesn't have to be done by clicking the "undo" button. Your comments below do not convince me that you would stop edit warring if unblocked early. Hersfold (t/a/c) 23:19, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

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I also note that i am actively engaged in a discussion involving the topic related to this, and that the person who requested me blocked also requested me to provide sources for my arguments. The block of course prevents me from editing the talk page and providing the sources requested, which is most injust indeed!.XavierGreen (talk) 21:17, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Here is one such source, which states that under treaty with the Philippines, the Sultanate has may reassert its soveriegn claim to Sabah independently if the Philippines fails to assert the claim or abandons it. [[5]]XavierGreen (talk) 21:22, 23 February 2013 (UTC)


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Aye, XavierGreen, I saw your user name on the USA 'List of states with limited recognition' talk page. Just wanted to say howdy to a fellow naval history buff. My favorite area is early American naval history. After years of collecting and using sources I put together the Bibliography of early American naval history to help naval historians write and cite good naval history articles. Thought you might want to scope it out. Cheers. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 06:04, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

South African Republic (1914–1915)Edit

Since you've reverted my redirect of South African Republic (1914–1915) to Maritz Rebellion, I'd appreciate a response to my comment on Talk:South African Republic (1914–1915). By the way, when you revert an edit that is not vandalism, it's generally expected that you change the default edit summary ("Undid revision 543415324..."). - htonl (talk) 20:25, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

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There are two WP:RFCs at WP:FOUR. The first is to conflate issues so as to keep people from expressing meaningful opinions. The second, by me, is claimed to be less than neutral by proponents of the first. Please look at the second one, which I think is much better.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 07:45, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

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I see you reverted an editor who converted Republic of Crimea (country) into a redirect. I don't doubt your good faith in doing so, but you are mistaken that it requires an admin to implement this kind of change. Technically, it didn't even require an admin to close the discussion, although it is usually wise to have one (or a similarly experienced editor) in cases like this. Moving/merging/splitting are editing functions and do not require admin tools most of the time. In cases where we need to move over an existing article, the tools are handy, but those are technical things. The actual content is decided by editors, not admin. We admins aren't supereditors or arbiters of content, we are just editors with extra tools and typically a bit more experience, nothing more. Dennis Brown |  | WER 20:08, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

If thats the case, than since there was no consensus to merge the pages the page should not have been merged in the first place.XavierGreen (talk) 21:49, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Campaignbox UkraineEdit

Seems your arguments and opinion at the main articles talk page could also be well placed here as well Template talk:Campaignbox 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine over the current argument that I'm having with RGloucester. EkoGraf (talk) 04:07, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

I have been having a really tough time with him but he is un-compromising so I though your view point on the situation about Odessa in the box would be a good respite. EkoGraf (talk) 04:30, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

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He keeps on removing the Moro conflict even though MNLF (Misuari faction) BIFF, and Abu Sayyaf are continuing to fight the Philippine government. Time to report him?Rajmaan (talk) 10:45, 9 July 2014 (UTC) \

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Deliberately ignoring the results of a lengthy RfC as you did here is a pretty serious form of edit warring. Please don't repeat this - if you think that this should be changed, please start a new discussion. Nick-D (talk) 07:13, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

I am not ignoring them, i am not edit warring against the RFC. Finland was not a member of the axis, any attempt to lump it in with that alliance is un-historial and creates an anti-finnish bias.XavierGreen (talk)

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You seem to be our resident expert so I wanted to check with you, and here instead of the talk page since that place is a bit crowded:

  • I found a source that says Vostok Island and Flint Island were claimed by the UK in 1873 and 1881, respectively, by John T. Arundel. Would you happen to know any way I could find the exact date? (I also asked this on WP:RDH)
  • The U.S. called Butaritari "Makin Island"... but do you know if Makin Island was also claimed?

Thanks! --Golbez (talk) 03:22, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

I don't have access to the relevant database i would need to look up Vostok and Flint at the moment. But if Makin was not included in the circular of bonded guano islands or the 1939 diplomatic note, than it was never officially claimed by the United States.XavierGreen (talk) 23:03, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Well that's the thing, it's hard to tell. Makin is near Butaritari. So when they claimed "Makin Island" they meant Butaritari. But perhaps "Mackin Island" meant Makin Island? I'm going to be bold and include both for now. And what database would that be that has such wonderful info? --Golbez (talk) 02:06, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
I have usually have access to a legal database that has every issue of DUSPIL in it. I remember seeing something in the 1941 issue that describes the history behind british claims to the various contested pacific islands. Also Arundel worked for Houlder Bros co in the 1870's and was their agent in the pacific during that time before he started his own company early in the 1880's. I know Alfred Houlder was given a lease by the UK on 9 June 1871 for Christmas Island and two other nearby islands. I believe Flint was one of these islands, as from what i can see of this source [[8]] it states that the Houlders assumed a lease over Christmas, Flint, and Starbuck. This source [[9]] states that the Houlder lease was assumed from one one previously granted to a Dr. Crowther. Other sources i have read state that the Houlder's held a lease on Caroline as well.XavierGreen (talk) 02:44, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
OK, wait, I misunderstood Makin. There is an island named Butaritari that was bonded as Makin; the other "Makin" island doesn't show up at all, and probably would be considered subordinate to Butaritari in bonding. So. No further confusion other than that Butaritari was never ceded. --Golbez (talk) 04:08, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

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If you read my edit notes, its quite clear i had already read the talk page. There was no concensus there to change it in the first place. The discussion on the talk page did not reach one.XavierGreen (talk) 00:29, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

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There is no consensus, you are edit warring. That is entirely clear from the Donetsk People's Republic talk page, where other editors clearly objected to the changes you advocate and pointed out to you that there was no concensus. Since the conversation regarding the relevant dispute arose there, i have left my remarks there.XavierGreen (talk) 00:50, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

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Stop edit warring the Luhansk People's Republic and Donetsk People's Republic's article content. In the first instance, discussions as to the treatment of the infoboxes for both articles has been discussed at length on the DPR's talk page. The question of whether the infoboxes are subject to a 'consensus' !vote has specifically dealt with. So far, there has been no indication that this is a consensus matter, but that of WP:RS not supporting any such contention (i.e., that policy trumps consensus). Secondly, even if it were a matter of consensus, there is no consensus for changing the infobox to 'geopolitical organization'. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 21:58, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
 

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And here we are again.Volunteer Marek (talk) 06:02, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

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Donetsk/Luhansk republicsEdit

Are you now edit warring with multiple accounts? Volunteer Marek (talk) 03:44, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

What exactly are you referring to? This the only account i use.XavierGreen (talk) 04:20, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
@Volunteer Marek: At most, I'd say it's MEAT from the land of tin soldiers. XavierGreen's a different story. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 05:35, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Low tide elevations (Nunez Rocks)Edit

Regarding our discussion of LTEs, I still have slight confusion. Let me see if I can state my understanding accurately:

If a LTE cannot be claimed as emergent land within a territorial sea, but rather is simply a part of the territorial sea, then, logically and to be consistent, a LTE can not be a land mass.

To turn that around, suppose that Nunez Rocks are indeed viewed by the U.S. as a land mass. Then by the U.S.'s own stated interpretation of the 1903 U.S-Britain treaty on the Alaska boundary, that land mass would belong to Canada.

However, countering this supposition is this: The U.S. viewing Nunez Rocks as a land mass is necessarily not the case because the U.S. has used Nunez Rocks as a basepoint for a territorial sea claim.

Question: is my use of the word "necessarily" in the previous sentence accurate? Jeff in CA (talk) 20:30, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your quick reply! Jeff in CA (talk) 23:53, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

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Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussionEdit

  Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion involving you at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring regarding a possible violation of Wikipedia's policy on edit warring. Thank you. Volunteer Marek (talk) 17:25, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Why don't you actively contribute to the discussion on the relevant talk page instead of making personal attacks here, maybe because you don't actually have anything constructive to say, aye?.XavierGreen (talk) 17:51, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
I have contributed to the discussion. And what are these "personal attacks here" that you are referring to? Notifying a user they're subject of a discussion at WP:3RR/AN is required. Please keep in mind that accusing others of making personal attacks without basis is itself a personal attack.Volunteer Marek (talk) 20:14, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
You have not made a single remark as of the time of this posting on the DPR talk page regarding the quality of relevance off the sources at issue here.XavierGreen (talk) 20:18, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
Yes I have. And what are these personal attacks were you accusing me off? Volunteer Marek (talk) 21:30, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
You have not made any such remark regarding the sources. Show me the diffs (hint: you can't because they don't exist or you would have done it already).XavierGreen (talk) 02:31, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Xavier, look at VolunteerMarek's history. He arbitrarily reverts edits if he doesn't like them. The sources and legitimacy doesn't matter. His edits and "contributions" to Wikipedia are poor at best. He set you up for edit warring with the intention of reporting you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tbacon143 (talkcontribs) 20:40, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes your probably right. Its also interesting to note that VolunteerMarek and User:My very best wishes were the subject of a tag-teaming complaint at arbitration a few months ago [[10]]. If you look through the block log of both of those accounts and the related cases, each of them support each other regardless of whether or not the other was actually involved in the matter that led to the dispute.XavierGreen (talk) 23:15, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

May 2016Edit

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Request reason:

I acted in good faith in an attempt to enforce the result of an RFC at Talk:Donetsk_People's_Republic. The editor who closed the RFC specifcally stated that the country type infobox should be used and the the article should not be changed to reflect one point of view or another. There is a concerted effort by various editors with a pro-ukrainian point of view to circumvent the RFC and inject a pro-ukrainian view into the infobox of that page in direct violation of the RFC result. I had put sourcing tags on the article to help facilitate discussion on the talk page, while editors including user:Volunteer Marek repeated deleted the tags in question. When i asked repeatedly user:Volunteer Marek to participate in the discussion on the talk page and explain his reasons, he refused and continued to edit war. I feel that the other editors involved are cooperating in an effort to shut out opposition to their viewpoint and circumvent the RFC.

Decline reason:

Perhaps, but you still don't get to edit war; this is exactly why the three revert rule exists. --jpgordon::==( o ) 01:10, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

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re Soviet UnionEdit

Aha, you found my secret! :) Thanks for the help. The US was uniquely "simple" due to the amazing abundance of research and, importantly, laws available online. Other English-speaking countries might have the laws available but probably less research, and then we get to the quagmire of non-English speaking countries. I thought the Soviet Union would be a good test because it was a very important country that English-speaking countries paid very close attention to. And also, it is generally less complex - only existed for 73 years, only 16 republics at its largest, and it'd be interesting to have an end date on one of these. So I thought it'd be a nice project to try out the new format for the territorial evolution page. Of course, the early 90s and mid-40s are slightly... chaotic. But I think I'll do right by them.

So yeah, if you have ANY input at all, please let me know, this is going to be one where I can't possibly find everything on my own. Thank you! --Golbez (talk) 14:06, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

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Slave making actEdit

Hello, please see my response on a talk page discussion where you have been involved. JustBeCool (talk) 12:04, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

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Request reason:

I reported another user here [[11]] for violating 3RR on the list of sovereign states page. The editor I reported was ignoring the talk page and edit warring without regard to what consensus had been reached on the talk page. I acted in good faith, contributing to the discussion on the talk page, and leaving messages on the user's talk page that suggested that he contribute to the discussion on the talk page instead of edit war. The user did not attempt to follow the dispute resolution process until I reported him for 3RR, at which time he acknowledged that there was no consensus to make his edits by self reverting his edits and by leaving comments on the page in questions talk page. This morning I awoke to discover that an administrator had blocked me for 1 week without providing any explanation whatsoever as to why I had been blocked, the same administrator gave the user I reported only a warning. Given that I was acting in good faith and attempted to use the dispute resolution process, why am I being punished with a one week block while the other editor who blatantly ignored the process until he was reported was only given a warning?XavierGreen (talk) 13:34, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Decline reason:

You've been blocked for edit warring twice before; edit warring blocks tend to escalate, as the need for repeated blocks indicates the editor has not gotten the point yet about the cost of edit warring. The other editor had never been blocked before, and a warning was deemed to suffice. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 14:13, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
The other editor blatantly defied the dispute resolution process, and I used it to try to resolve the dispute. Why am I being punished for using the dispute resolution process rather than edit warring? Is this something I can expect every time I use the dispute resolution process? Will I be blocked from now on every time I report an editor for edit warring against consensus? It doesn't appear to me that the user who blocked me actually looked into the dispute at all, his remarks on the 3RR report resolution statement seemed to allege that I was the one acting against concensus, when if you review the talk page of the list of sovereign states you will clearly see that I was merely attempting to enforce the results of that discussion.XavierGreen (talk) 14:18, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
Hello XavierGreen. In the closure of the report, User:Coffee blocked you but issued a warning to the other party. You did indeed break WP:3RR with four reverts on August 7 and 8, and this is the third time you have been blocked for edit warring per WP:AN3 in 2016. User:Hebel made four reverts but then undid the last one. People are sometimes excused from a block if they self-revert. If you want to be unblocked, you should explain what you will do differently in the future so that the problem will not recur. Your repeated appearances at AN3 suggest that there is an ongoing pattern that needs to be changed. Thinking you are working in good faith or "enforcing the results of a discussion" are not among the exceptions listed at WP:3RRNO. You are responsible for your own reverts regardless of your good intentions. EdJohnston (talk) 14:27, 9 August 2016 (UTC).
I think something that I can do in the future prevent myself from violating 3RR, would be to change my process of action when I encounter disputes of this nature. It seems to me that in past instances I tend to use a users talk page in an attempt to facilitate discussion only after I have reverted several times. In the future I will endeavor to notify users of ongoing discussions or in the absence of such discussions first rather than resorting to multiple reverts. I also will note that the prior incident which you mention occurred three years ago, and that I have been making efforts to use the dispute resolution process more. I have been involved in various lengthy discussions of disputes between editors at numerous pages which did not involve violations of the 3RR rule, such as the discussion to rename the page of the Russo-Georgian War, discussions involving the end date of the Iraq War, discussions regarding the name of the Battle of Tripoli (2011) article, the WWII infobox, and several prior discussions at the list of sovereign states and List of states with limited recognition. It appears to me that in the instance at hand and the prior one, my 3RR violations were the result of my frustration with editors who flaunted the ongoing discussions on the talk pages in question. Rather than restoring to reverting, I think endeavoring to convince an editor to get involved in the discussion by messaging them or by requesting advice from a more senior editor would be more productive.XavierGreen (talk) 14:46, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
It was my impression at the time that this edit made by User:XavierGreen was made during a discussion that was ongoing for a few days, at a point when no resolution had been reached yet. Which resulted in my (in hindsight rather unhappy) action, and which in turn triggered his. It's a pity that all of this led to the present situation and I feel that I'm partly to blame for the situation as it stands now. Gerard von Hebel (talk) 22:35, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

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Disruptive edits at United States presidential election, 2016Edit

I added the following comments at the subject article's talk page:

@XavierGreen: keeps adding Castle into the infobox. There is no consensus to make that change. XavierGreen has attempted to re-add Castle at least three times on Sept. 6th at these edits: [12][13][14] I am politely asking XavierGreen to remove Castle from the infobox. Sparkie82 (tc) 19:11, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
@XavierGreen:, please remove Castle from the infobox. Sparkie82 (tc) 19:11, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
I repeat, if there are multiple, reliable sources that say that Castle will be on the ballot in enough states to have a mathematical possibility to achieve at least 270 electoral votes, then he can be added. Until then, he should not be in the infobox. Sparkie82 (tc) 19:11, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
I have responded to your comments on the relevant articles talk page.XavierGreen (talk) 19:26, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

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2016 US prez article.Edit

Sanders DID NOT win any electoral votes with his write-in-popular votes. So please revert your changes, as it's only adding confusion to the Results section. GoodDay (talk) 23:50, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

I will not revert, the situation is the same as in 1972 with John Hospers. Sanders was a bonafide candidate for President in the general election in California therefore at least his popular vote should be included in the results section near the bottom of the page. Please take any further discussion to the relevant talk page since there are other editors involved, i have put this information there as well.XavierGreen (talk) 00:43, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
I've offered a compromise to split the Results section into 2 subsections, in hopes of avoiding the confusion/misinformation that you & others are (unintentionally) promoting. GoodDay (talk) 00:46, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

I've expanded the discussion-in-question that you began, into an Rfc. I hope I've formed the Rfc question in an accurate & neutral manner. GoodDay (talk) 04:20, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

As i said before, Bernie Sandars was a declared presidential candidate in California.XavierGreen (talk) 04:23, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

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Yes, its an interesting period in American history, expecially since most of the records regarding the war were destroyed when the British burned Washington, D.C. in the war of 1812. Regarding the South African Republic, i have responded to your remarks on that articles talk page.XavierGreen (talk) 00:35, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

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American Revolutionary WarEdit

Trying to avoid an edit war.....I start a conversation on the mass changes not vented to the sources used.--Moxy (talk) 16:14, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Greg GianforteEdit

Politely requesting you undo your removal - see the talk page, there is wide consensus that the mention is correctly placed in the article. Thanks! Morty C-137 (talk) 16:11, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Template:Colonial empiresEdit

Hello. There was no such thing as a "colonial empire" back in the 13th century, see Colonial empire ("The colonial empires began with a race of exploration between the then most advanced maritime powers, Portugal and Spain, during the 15th century"; my emphasis), which is why I originally removed it. The scattered Scandinavian settlements in Greenland, Iceland, the British Isles, Russia and elsewhere before that were not colonies by modern definitions, especially not Greenland, Iceland and the Faroes since there was no native population there when the Scandinavians arrived. So please self-revert. - Tom | Thomas.W talk 17:52, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

TatarstanEdit

I fully support including Tatarstan as a separate entry under List of sovereign states in the 1990s. Contact me if you are interested in pursuing this. Ladril (talk) 12:56, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Violation of 1RR and your "sources"Edit

Firstly, you violated 1RR. I suggest you self-revert. Secondly, the sources you provide make no mention of Azerbaijan's victory, let alone its "Minor" attribution of it. The Carnegie source talks about the Armenian victory of the 1990s. The Open Democracy source just talks about Azerbaijani society sensing a victory. The third source is clearly biased. Generally, in this topic area, we don't include biased Armenian or Azerbaijani scholars or journalists. We almost always use the opinions of independent researchers and journalists. Étienne Dolet (talk) 02:06, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

I did not revert, i put in different wording and added sources at your request. I see no 1RR warning on the page. The carnegie source clearly states that the Azeris made minor territorial gains and that the azeri population is bolstered by their sense of victory. That the Azeris achived their goal of retaking some territory is widely sourced and cited throughout the article. If you have concerns take them to the talk page.XavierGreen (talk) 02:19, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
Removing the word "military" from Minor Azeribaijani military victory doesn't make your edit any less of a revert. You restored the same problematic wording into the article (i.e. "minor", "victory", etc.). I really suggest you self-revert because I wouldn't want to report you or have this to escalate more than it should. Also, the Carnegie source does not say "minor Azerbaijani victory". In fact, none of these sources describe an Azerbaijani military victory, let alone a "minor" one. That is wording you've invented, hence why this is WP:POVPUSHING of WP:OR material, just as "sensing" a victory doesn't make it a victory. Azeris may sense something subjectively, but objectively it may not be so. Much like "sensing" you're winning in chess or in basketball. It's meaningless in the objective real world. However, there was a NPOV version of this infobox quite some time ago, I'm okay with reverting it to that version. But the current wording is POV and is not encyclopedic. Étienne Dolet (talk) 02:38, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

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Battle of MosulEdit

Your input at the brewing edit war regarding the battle's date would be appreciated. EkoGraf (talk) 23:15, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Capture of the AnneEdit

Given your history of getting blocked for edit warring, I suggest you discuss this with me instead of randomly reverting. That is, after all, what you promised to do in one of those unblock requests. I already tried explaining why I initially reverted the change. And no, "fictional belligerent" is not a rationale when you have a mission that sailed under Danish sanction and was initially composed by a makeshift group of one American, two Danish/Spanish and a Colombian; the very definition of "alliance". I also recommend reading Sloat's correspondence, which is in the public domain, to figure exactly how freely the Squadron was operating at the moment. Of course, we can also go to the list of official belligerents and only list Denmark (which is ridiculous, BTW) as the sanctioning country and put everyone else under them (still ridiculous). - Caribbean~H.Q. 00:05, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Good, you seem up for a chat. First things first, WP:SYNTH refers to actually deviating from the author's work and drawing your own conclusions, but in this case I can source the term "international alliance" from more than one source. However, I have no issue stating that it was an unofficial alliance in the infobox. I'm glad that you have read the documents, since then you know that Sloat and the Grampus weren't involved in the naval battle, only Pendergast (+ marines) aboard the Spanish/Danish sloop... The same one that was sailing under authorization of the government of St. Thomas. If we are to recognize all vessels involved in the search, then yeah we have an "alliance" (American/Spanish/Danish/Colombian). Otherwise we have a Danish ship, sailing under Danish authorization, that happened to have an incidental crew of several American marines. This is not my conclusion, it's just what it is. But, of course, I want to give the due credit to all the involved, not just the bureaucrats.
Another thing is that since you are familiar with the Squadron's M.O., then you know that they were hardly kept on a short leash and were given notable freedom and looseness from the Navy's peering eyes, as long as they fulfilled their duties. The leash was slightly tightened after Fajardo, but Spain still gave the Squadron (not all American military vessels) leeway to sails it's waters as long as they limited to patrolling against piracy. Also mind that Mona was not considered part of Puerto Rico yet and Southard's initial directions to Porter concerned the Mona Passage, definitely not Fajardo or even Vieques (afterwards, Boarman was indeed commanded to patrol the eastern waters, but they had the proximity of St. Thomas as an excuse and jurisdiction was often overlooked when engaging pirates). On the flip side, the Spaniards were not particularly keen on allowing foreign ships (also British, Danish and French) in their waters, but the governor was desperate and exemptions were made. Ergo, the way in which this particular case was handled is not particularly surprising.
Now, about the flags, they are not fictional and the flags are period accurate. There is no policy against (not in the long list of MOS:FLAGS's list of improper uses) using composites (a composite of the American and Canadian flag to represent "North America" comes to mind). I don't object to the addition of the entire flags to the composite, if that will quell your concerns. However, I can't do the editing ATM since we only have smartphone connection for the time being. The flag used for Cofresí is also period accurate, only shadowed. I don't mind removing it as long as no Jolly Roger takes it place, since it's known that he only used the Spanish/Colombian ensigns, but we should be wary of creating confusion by using the same Spanish flags on both sides of the infobox. - Caribbean~H.Q. 20:04, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

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In your last revert on the Maxine Waters article you claimed that the subject of that BLP "threatened the president". Without pristine sourcing that is a blatant BLP violation (and no, WT is not a reliable source). And because you made this claim in an edit summary it's hard to remove it. One more stunt like that and off we go to WP:AE. Volunteer Marek  05:24, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

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Republic of West PapuaEdit

Hi, I don't know why it is relevant to state details of fighting over several weeks in an ongoing conflict on a article regarding the status of a proposed country. There is an article on the Papua conflict and that is the appropriate article to add fighting details. Regards,--Melbguy05 (talk) 05:48, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

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I guess there is a more general question. Why should we care about Sovereign_state#Constitutive_theory if our policies are WP:NPOV, etc.? We simply tell what WP:RS tell. But I am not familiar with previous discussions about it. Can you please give me some links? Thank you. My very best wishes (talk) 20:07, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. I posted a question about it on WP:NPOVN. You are welcome to justify your view on the noticeboard. My very best wishes (talk) 15:03, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Misleading edit summaryEdit

here. What consensus on the talk page are you talking about? Here is talk page at the moment of your edit. In the beginning of the discussion all (three) long-term contributors were against the inclusion. In the recent portion of the discussion you are the only participant for inclusion and two others against it. Please self-revert. You edit war against consensus. My very best wishes (talk) 19:23, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Your revertEdit

Hello, Xavier. In your revert on Template:Iraqi Civil War infobox, you removed the sourced information about Iraqi federal forces capturing 20% of territory controlled by Kurdistan Regional Government. I agree with the other thing you say, that the conflict is not over just because Iraq said so. But you maybe accidentally removed the outcome of Peshmerga-Iraq clashes. It has nothing ti do with the end of Iraqi civil war. If you could readd the outcome of Peshmerga-Iraq conflict, I will be highly obliged. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 01:40, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

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Vandalism ClaimEdit

Hi Xavi, I left a question for you after you deleted my entry. Averroes82 (talk) 23:31, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

Confederate monumentsEdit

I was hoping you'd comment on a matter at the Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials talk page.--MagicatthemovieS

PredreadnoughtsEdit

I question the usefulness of dragging technical details into that section on the Russo-Japanese War. It breaks the flow of the narrative. If it's important, then you should probably write a separate section on the kind of ships involved so as to make what is being discussed clearer. You'll also have to supply references, of course, otherwise it will count as WP:OR, which is what you addition looks like at present. Sweetpool50 (talk) 21:37, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Ambazonia Category & DonetskEdit

I am aware that there are not any restrictive criteria on the category Category:Unrecognized or largely unrecognized states as there are in List of states with limited recognition, but I feel it is a bit premature to be calling Ambazonia a "state". As it is a conflict that has risen up recently with the rebels lacking a clear governing structure. The situation is more akin to how things were with ISIS back in 2014, in that this is a rebel group that is clearly on the rise, and currently has territory (minus all the islamist stuff, naturally), but it is hard to call this an actual "state"/"government" yet. I'm not saying that they don't have a governing structure, it's just that it is not clear what, if any, structure currently exists. The situation is very different to Donetsk and Luhansk which have been shown time and time again to be fulling functioning proto-states. These two entities absolutely should be in this category, as the only thing that restricts them from being in List of states with limited recognition is the questions around the independence declarations, and the lack of "UN member" recognition. There are many rebel groups like Ambazonia currently in the world, many of them claiming some kind of statehood, but I don't feel it is accurate to depict them as such, as they don't really have a "government" as such. The same is true for an untold number of micronations. Micronations already have their own category (Category:Micronations) and so should rebel groups that control territory (I will make this category for them now Category:Rebel groups that actively control territory), but I would be hesitant to add any other entities other than Donetsk and Luhansk to Category:Unrecognized or largely unrecognized states. - Wiz9999 (talk) 15:17, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

My Response. - Wiz9999 (talk) 17:08, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

List of wars involving the United StatesEdit

I've reverted List of wars involving the United States to version 17:37, 22 September 2018‎ by EdJohnston and protected it for 4 days. Please sort it out at article talk. Thank you. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 06:26, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Hello XavierGreen, regarding Kosovo on the List of wars involving the U.S.: Here you first listed R. Lake (2009) as source claiming Nato "victory", when from the book abstract it is clearly critical of narrative of Nato victory in Kosovo. When I ask you to verify this source is actually supporting your claim, you simply add three other sources, without any clarification regarding R. Lake (2009). From checking the four sources you now have listed, I find that Erlangers article does not support claim that Nato won, it states that Nato wanted to win, but source itself is generally inconclusive/sceptical. Bytyçi (2015) is in support of Nato victory. R. Lake take a critical stance on Nato victory. McEldowney (2000) expresses support for claim of Nato victory, but also acknowledge controversiality, citing 5 other original sources deeming Kosovo a Nato failiure. Thus, making a claim on these grounds that Nato won, is misreading, cherrypicking and wrongfull use of source material. What sources show, is that there is no scholarly consensus on outcome. I suggest therefore that you change result back from "victory" to "mixed" - which is in line with sources you have produced.
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a432768.pdf
https://books.google.no/books?id=IgznBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA289&lpg=PA289&dq=nato+victory+kosovo&source=bl&ots=YH-AZGJi0C&sig=0jw5mbU6B0SmQhv_sxky4YaLVfg&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=nato%20victory&f=false
https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/isec.2009.34.1.83?journalCode=isec#authorsTabList
https://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/07/world/nato-was-closer-to-ground-war-in-kosovo-than-is-widely-realized.html
JonHaaka (talk) 17:01, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
I also ask you to respect that dispute on talk page has not been resolved.JonHaaka (talk) 17:15, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Regarding the edit dispute itself you clearly misrepresent my position to other editors when you say I "attempted to argue that the inclusion critera for these pages should encompass all conflicts in which a country had any sort of involvement at all, even if it did not engage in combat operations or deploy troops". As I have pointed out there are not only strictly operational aspects tied to war and military conflict, but also political and social aspects, both regarding what constitute involvement and how to assess outcome and results of events. A view that is in no way uniquely mine, but supported by a vast scholarship on military history. I strongly advise you to study main article Military history, and section related to historiography and relavant sources (Black, 2004; Grimsley, 1996; Kimball, 1984). I would also advise to refrain from disruptive behaviour and in stead engage more productively. JonHaaka (talk) 17:30, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

re Santo DomingoEdit

If we include that in the list of US chief executives, don't we have to include all military occupational administrations? Iraq, Nicaragua, West Germany, Okinawa, etc.? This would also mean removing Cuba, which, again, I think I'm okay with. --Golbez (talk) 15:46, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

OK, how about "defunct military occupational governments"? Because they shouldn't be lumped in with the defunct civil administrations of the Philippines, etc. --Golbez (talk) 16:32, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

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Iraq as a belligerent in the Syrian Civil WarEdit

Hey, could you consider getting involved in the ongoing discussion? It seems to have stalled, and I'd appreciate your input. Regards, Mikrobølgeovn (talk) 23:03, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Think I ought to report this guy? This can't be anything but disruptive behavior/trolling. Mikrobølgeovn (talk) 02:04, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

San Francisco business strike quartersEdit

You recently edited the America the Beautiful Quarters article saying that San Francisco produces business strikes. As this change was unreferenced and unlikely, as the last circulation coin produced by that mint was the 1981 Susan B. Anthony dollar, I undid your edit. Is there any reason you believe the San Francisco mint produces quarters for circulation? - ZLEA T\C 17:37, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

The US Mint has been producing business strike S mint marked quarters since 2012. Rather than be released into general circulation, they are sold by the mint at a premium through their website. See here, [[15]]XavierGreen (talk) 20:24, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Sorry for the inconvenience. - ZLEA T\C 20:37, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
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