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Donguz FormationEdit

Hi Ymblanter! Donguz Formation was recently created and could use a couple of edits so it doesn't get speedy deleted. Do you have time to look at some Russian sources? --Tobias1984 (talk) 07:13, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

I will have a look, but this is clearly not speedy deletion material. Added to the watchlist just in case.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:17, 27 May 2013 (UTC)


Hi Ymblanter, in case you want to help: The Historic Sites of Japan need to be converted to use {{NHS Japan header}} and {{NHS Japan row}}. For now only the national part. I did a couple as examples. Multichill (talk) 15:41, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:08, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
Hello; Is it possible to do any conversion by ?bot? as seems to have been done for these Chinese ones? The format of the Japanese lists is intended to be internally similar, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 11:39, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
I guess this is more a question to @Multichill: than to me, but I guess if it were he would do the conversion himself without asking me. Let us wait what he answers. If the conversion is not possible, I volunteer to do at least some of the manual conversion (one-two lists per day).--Ymblanter (talk) 11:50, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
I tried converting with a bot, but didn't manage to do it without too much mess so I abandoned that. Multichill (talk) 16:51, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Cleaning up the Belarus geographical messEdit

I'm getting unstuck in trying to compile a table of terminology for the Belarus geographical naming conventions. There appears to be a flood of new articles and stubs recently and it appears that English Wikipedia is now leading the way with transliteration/transcription norms (which, as we know, simply isn't Wikipedia's role). As the contributors don't seem to know what to do other than follow the current directives, we're ending up with orphaned pages and broken links absolutely everywhere.

My thoughts are to follow the Belarusian government standards for the English speaking world (which DON'T involve the irritating version of what is essentially Latinka), i.e. as laid out per this map and other official sites. What's good enough for the Belarus government should be good enough for us.

You can check the sad beginnings in my sandbox. Any constructive input from sensible Wikipedians would be appreciated.

I've left this message on Ezhiki and TaalVerbeteraar's pages as well. Cheers! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 04:54, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

The beginning seems reasonable, thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:53, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Kirghiz Soviet Socialist RepublicEdit

Greetings. Any chance you could proof/source improve my Russian translation of the history and expand it further?♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:29, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:35, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Nikolay AntipovEdit

Hi Ymblanter. Draft:Nikolay Antipov was on the verge of G13 deletion, but the man is obviously notable. It looks like a machine translation of ru:Антипов, Николай Кириллович. I have added a few English language book citations, would copy-editing be an easy task for you? Thanks, Sam Sailor 18:28, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for reminding me, I will be slowly working on the draft.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:34, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Great, thank you. Sam Sailor 18:46, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Protection of AirbnbEdit

I know that obviously the section Airbnb#Delisting of West Bank settlements is under WP:ARBPIA restrictions; but is the whole page really "reasonably" construed (which is stricter than broadly construed) to be related to the conflict? Galobtter (pingó mió) 17:05, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

OTOH looking at that edit history the protection does seem warranted at-least until the issue dies down. Galobtter (pingó mió) 17:11, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Well, we do not have a section protection so that I had no choice (except of course passing it to another admin - I just saw it on RFPP). I am not happy with the situation myself, but I do not see how we can solve it without going to ArbCom or splitting the article (and then I doubt that the West Bank incident is worth of a separate article).--Ymblanter (talk) 17:21, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Since not all ECP protection has to be through the automatic ArbCom restrictions, maybe you can protect it ECP for 3-6 months? By then hopefully the dispute will die down, and that is better than protecting it indefinitely. Or you can see if semi-protection staves off most of the disruption and edit warring. Galobtter (pingó mió) 17:26, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
This is arbitration enforcement and has been logged as such (and the request was to protect the article because of ARBPIA). I am not sure I can now so easily remove or lower the protection. I do not think we have a mechanism of lowering ARBPIA protections.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:30, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Well, what I'm saying is that: the ARBPIA protections only automatically apply to pages that are "reasonably construed" to be related to the conflict. If you agree with me that the Airbnb page is not reasonably construed, (though it may be broadly construed to be related to the conflict) then we are free to apply whatever protection for whatever length as is appropriate. Am I making any sense? :) Galobtter (pingó mió) 17:36, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes, you are right, I checked the decision again, and it says "reasonably construed", not "broadly construed". Indeed, we can try to lower protection in 6 months to semi and see what happens. I will most certainly forget about it in 6 month and will appreciate a ping if possible.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:45, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Okay, thanks; I put a reminder in my calendar :) Galobtter (pingó mió) 17:50, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:48, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Global renamerEdit

Would you consider applying? We could use another active Russian speaker. Something we’ve been working on is getting people not to handle as many requests from languages they aren’t familiar with and this has lead to a small backlog from some wikis. I know you aren’t active on ru.wikipedia now, but being able to read the requests on meta and figure out if it’s within policy would be incredibly helpful. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:17, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

@TonyBallioni:, do you have any idea how much time investmet this could be? I am operating close to the upper level limit of my abilities, and if it is enough to check some page once per day and react to pings, I could still do it, but continuously monitoring a page would probably be too much.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:06, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
I think that’d be the most, and checking once every few days would even be helpful. It’s a volunteer project and getting more volunteers from different language groups is always a plus. TonyBallioni (talk) 16:15, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I will have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:37, 23 February 2019 (UTC)


You extended-confirm protected this article as an Arab-Israeli conflict article. Did you make a mistake? It's a US-based website used by people engaged in short-term renting. Nyttend (talk) 23:57, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I know what airbnb is. There was an edit-warring concerning one of their Palestinian locations, and at the time it was reasonable to ec protect it (I was responding to an RFPP request). Afterwards, I discussed the topic with Galobtter at this page, and we decided it would be reasonable to unprotect after half a year.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:05, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Hi, just wanted to let you know that I've asked Arbcom for a little clarification here. I don't think everything with tiny Israel-Palestine coverage should count (it seems a bit extreme to consider Sea level related, merely because File:Israel Sea Level BW 1.JPG appears near the top), so at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Clarification and Amendment I said basically "Ymblanter and I interpret things differently, so would you please tell us which of us is holding the interpretation you intended". As I said there, This is not some sort of complaint/argument/etc. Just trying to get an authoritative statement on this decision's scope. Please let me know if I've said anything that can be interpreted as hostile, because I'm not unhappy and don't intend anything to sound as if I am. Nyttend (talk) 01:26, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
No, this is fine, thanks for opening this. I will respond there.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:34, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Sock editsEdit

Ymblanter, thanks for the quick work on what appears to be yet another HughD sock here [[1]] Recently I suspect the same sock was active here. Would you please consider removing the comments. I tried but editors unfamiliar with HughD objected. [[2]], [[3]]. Thanks, Springee (talk) 15:31, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 15:54, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Please look into/block this IP editor. This is the IP that added the material to the Signpost article above. [[4]] Springee (talk) 18:44, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 18:51, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Dubious editsEdit

Hi, here's an IP editor POV pushing and reverting, without edit summaries. It's a range: 2a02:8108:4dc0:27fc:b099:4157:db37:4218/52. You've reverted them once with the summary "???" so hopefully you understand the issue here. They may or may not be a sock. wumbolo ^^^ 08:47, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes, this is a sock. Every edit who makes edits exclusively to change Northern Kurdish language to Ezidi language, or Kurdish to Yezidi, is a sock (who I believe only used IPs, but I might be wring). I reverted a recent edit, but I am not comfortable applying a range block. The easiest is probably to revert on sight.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:05, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for Deletion Ally PrisockEdit


You reviewed an page of mine so I was wondering if you could help me. My page on Ally Prisock has been nominated for deletion. For the life of me I do not understand why as it is sourced and she is a professional soccer player. How do I get an article that has been flagged as Nomination for deletion to not be deleted?


She is not yet a professional player. She becomes notable according to WP:NFOOTY as soon as she plays one game for the Dash.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:16, 23 April 2019 (UTC)


Hi! Note that both Boneticore_1081 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) and (talk · contribs · WHOIS) have added the same content to Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden (here and here) and are likely socks. Both seem to also have a bit of a fascination with number articles. Should I report this to SPI? I'm not sure how that works. Isa (talk) 18:19, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

This is without a doubt the same person, but they have not edited since the block of Boneticore. There is not much we can do about it.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:28, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Is it worth requesting a CU to check for other accounts? Isa (talk) 18:35, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
You can indeed open an SPI but given the block is short duration and than they do not check Ips, I think chances are not big.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:45, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Hm. Can't CUs find socks created from the same IP? If I provide them with the account and the IP, can't they check if other accounts were created? This seems to suggest so, but I'm unfamiliar with CU in general. Isa (talk) 18:55, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
I do not think I am more familiar than you, You can try.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:57, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough. I guess I'll wait to see if there's at least a second account. Thanks! Isa (talk) 19:20, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Sure, no problem.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:21, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Hollingsworth, GeorgiaEdit

Hi-I added sources to the Hollingsworth, Georgia article. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 08:03, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:05, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Photograph repeatEdit

@Ymblanter: Can you go to Category:Images relating to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and delete File:Brownsberger_sidney.jpg this photograph should have never been uploaded. There is already an older cleaned up version.Catfurball (talk) 17:03, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, this would be out-of-process deletion. Please nominate it for Ffd.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:28, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks and a belated apologyEdit

Hi Ymblanter. Thanks for all your work with page protections, etc. I know we didn't see eye-to-eye last year, and I apologise for everything I said, and anything that may have offended you in any way. I'm not going to make excuses, what was said was said, but I do regret the whole thing. Lets just say it was some off-wiki issues that dragged me down here too. I'm here to build content and do good, and I know you are too. I won't be offended if you don't think I'm being sincere and understand if you remove/revert this. Once again, apologies for what I said - it should not have happened. Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 19:11, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

No problem, thanks for writing this. My responses sometimes were not ideal either.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:15, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Speedy category movesEdit


You removed a number of speedy requests this morning, but you didn't add all unopposed requests here. You missed at least one:

Could you please add it?


HandsomeFella (talk) 11:21, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing. I thought I added it there (I specifically remember removing these extra lines), but I might have lost it indeed. I will check now and add if I have lost it.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:28, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

arbpia edit noticesEdit

Hi Ymblanter, regarding [5], [6], [7], [8] and [9], the template that goes on the talk page is {{ARBPIA}} while the {{ARBPIA 1RR editnotice}} goes on the respective edit notice pages (eg Template:Editnotices/Page/Amka). Those 5 all look like they have the edit notice already, but some are missing {{ARBPIA}}. I just wanted to let you know why I changed the template added (or removed the edit notice template entirely for the pages that already have {{ARBPIA}} on the talk page). nableezy - 21:59, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, this is fine, I was sure I have done smth wrong and this is why I only placed five notices. I will continue tomorrow.--Ymblanter (talk) 22:01, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

2nd-millennium disestablishment in EuropeEdit

Hi. regarding 2nd-millennium disestablishment in Europe I wished to sum up the entire millennium of disestablishment in Europe. There is the category Category:2nd-millennium disestablishments in Europe. This video does just that, neatly sums it up in a way that is a million times easier than going through all the sub categories of a millennium. The best place to put it i thought was in a dedicated article for the category. How would you suggest i link it up? I messaged the creator to see if they would link the actual viewo into the article however the best i could do was put a link to this very useful video.

You know, we are not a platform to promote youtube videos. The article had no text, only a link, and this is why I deleted it. You are welcome to recreate the article, but it must conform to our policies, and only after that we can discuss whether the link can be there (my guess is it should not be there, but this is just an opinion of one user).--Ymblanter (talk) 10:38, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

ARBPIA 1RR edit noticeEdit

Can you place on Neve Gordon? He's definitely reasonably construed. Icewhiz (talk) 15:05, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 15:13, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Marfa KryukovaEdit

Hello, ymblanter!

I see that we've been editing the page for Marfa Kryukova. You removed my note about copy editing saying it was not needed. I'm curious about this because I definitely see things that aren't ideal grammatical constructions in English. For example, the use of prepositions is off: "interest in Russia to the Northern folklore"; "invited to perform to Arkhangelsk" -- both of these would more commonly be 'in'. There are other passages that I think could be made clearer.

Do you disagree that the grammar could be improved, or do you or someone else plan to update it? If you'd like-- though I'm completely unfamiliar with the subject of the article-- I could work on an update and either publish it, or show it to you first. Jkgree (talk) 17:44, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Actually, I have written the article. I am surprised to see things like "invited to perform to Arkhangelsk" (I guess it was "invited to Arkhangelsk to perform"), but generally I find it reasonably well written, and I do not think it requires additional effort. If you are planning to copyedit, you are most welcome to do it, but I am not happy to have a maintenance template on an article I have written which would stay there forever.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:07, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
OK. I will work on some updates. It seems that you watch this page, so if you see anything that you disagree with, you can let me know, or just change it. I expect, by the way, that any changes I make would be pretty non-controversial. Jkgree (talk) 19:05, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
Absolutely, thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:07, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
I have made updates. I included some hidden notes on the page; you may want to look for them and add or change something. Jkgree (talk) 15:24, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I went through the article and dealt with your comments.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:51, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi ?Edit

Hello again YM, might you glance at 2019 Venezuela uprising to see if you think Semi is warranted? I thought the IP insertions of <various messes> would subside by today, but they aren't letting up. Regards, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:21, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

I semi-protected for three days. The most recent IP seens to have found the talk page, but there were other instances earlier today, and it is better if the article stays protected for a while.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:54, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much; sorry to interfere during your time off! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:55, 1 May 2019 (UTC) blockEdit

Thanks. Is it worth revdeling the stuff, or is that de Nile enough? Qwirkle (talk) 15:41, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

I have not looked at all of their edits, but in what I looked at I did not see anything which would require revision deletion.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:45, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
No, there’s nothing there but virtual graffiti, so to speak, and I suppose scrubbing it off has its own set of problems. Again, thanks. Qwirkle (talk) 16:01, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of User talk:YmblantorEdit


Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, introducing inappropriate pages, such as User talk:Ymblantor, is not in accordance with our policies. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Under section G3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, the page has been nominated for deletion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. bonadea contributions talk 08:32, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 08:35, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Could you just check and AfDEdit

Hi, I was wondering whether you could cast your eye over this AfD please and let me know whether you think my relist rationale is OK. I'm not really sure that I should take any more administrative action, as I wonder whether I might be considered involved. It would be good to get your opinion as someone who has occasional involvement in football AfDs but isn't active in the project and so I think is independent. Thanks, Fenix down (talk) 14:41, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

I think relisting is a possible option, but I would say if they want to discuss the players individually let them discuss the players individually. Do you want me to close it as procedural close and renominate all these guys for individual AfDs?--Ymblanter (talk) 15:11, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
If you think that would be for the best I am happy for you to do that. It all seems rather bureaucratic to me, given no one has suggested anything for these players around GNG. I wanted people who had voted for procedural keep on the fear that it would be a chaotic AfD time to reflect given that has deomonstrably not happened, but some people seem to just want to try again for a third time. Probably best to close and reopen to get the proper engagement. Thanks, Fenix down (talk) 15:15, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
I will do this in a moment.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:25, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:57, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

1RR notice on Middle East Media Research InstituteEdit

Hi - can you place a 1RR template on Middle East Media Research Institute? It's already EC.Icewhiz (talk) 06:10, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 09:01, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Muhammad articleEdit

Right now it is pending changes protected however it is also extended confirmed protected so can you remove the pending changes protected as it is extended confirmed protected indefinite and extended confirmed edits are automatically accepted and you can always add it back if the article is unprotected Abote2 (talk) 11:54, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

  Done, though it also was not doing any harm.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:00, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894 for deletionEdit


A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894 is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894 until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Randomeditor1000 (talk) 13:33, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Draft:Viktor YelisseyevEdit

  • Ymblanter здравствуйте! Кажется, надежда только на вас. Никто так и не посмотрел статью, тема на форуме благополучно ушла в архив нерешенной. Можете выделить немного времени и посмотреть? Вот несколько ссылок, которые показывают значимость: Literaturnaya Gazeta (1), Izvestia (2), Zinziver (3) + 4, 5 and etc. Manager1kz (talk) 17:10, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Need your help to protect the article.Edit

Please, pay attention to the following article: "Totskoye nuclear exercise". A user whose contributions seem to be biased has removed tons of information from there, hiding every fact that tells us that the exercise did not have disastrous consequences, that "local citizens were offered temporary evacuation", that "experts of the Leningrad Scientific Research Institute of Radiation Hygiene conducted their own radioecological investigation of the area around the blast site", that "in 1994-1995 four Russian and four American experts formed a joint commission for studying the impact of the explosion on the blast site and the surrounding territories" and didn't find anything even remotely apocalyptic there, etc, etc, etc. He also removed the memoirs of those veterans who participated in the exercise, leaving only what doesn't contradict his own POV.

I highly recommend that you add that page to your watchlist and stop the user from removing extremely important and sourced content in the most inappropriate manner. (talk) 12:49, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Please discuss with the user. My impression is that if anybody is editing disruptively there it is you.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:16, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
I guess you have confused me with some other user, as I have only restored a large portion of the text that was removed along with highly important facts from primary sources. Well, anyway, thanks for the attention, I'll try to discuss with the user. (talk) 14:05, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
"Tons of information" like this: "The degree of radiation exposure on the armored vehicles, clothes and military personnel was measured immediately after every combat mission. According to the data of remote control and measuring equipment installed at 730 meters from the epicenter, the level of radiation reached 65 R/h two minutes after the blast, dropped to 10 R/h after 10 minutes, 2.4 R/h after 25 minutes, and 1.5 R/h after 47 minutes". I think a semiprotection of this page is in order. My very best wishes (talk) 00:37, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
No, it was just a small portion of the text and even this portion is significant and supported by a RS. (talk) 21:53, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Chaim RumkowskiEdit

I encourage you to resolve the current dispute on the following page Talk:Chaim_Rumkowski#Current_dispute

Cautious (talk) 20:25, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you but I am not going to be involved in the dispute.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:27, 17 May 2019 (UTC)


Would you be willing to remove the move protection from File:Jyllands-Posten-pg3-article-in-Sept-30-2005-edition-of-KulturWeekend-entitled-Muhammeds-ansigt.png? As a file, it can only be moved by file movers or admins, and the odds of a file mover not being extended-confirmed are practically 0. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 06:20, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Whereas it is technically possible to have a lower level move protection than the edit protection, I do not think we have a single page here with this protection configuration, and this would also be a very odd thing to do. If you think this is a real problem it probably needs to be discussed in a more general setting on a village pump.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:04, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
@Ymblanter: the actual move protection wouldn't decrease - you still need file mover rights. Also, it is also a very odd thing to extended-confirmed protect a file - its the only page in the entire namespace that has extended-confirmed move (or edit) protection. Anyway, its not a big deal, just wondering. --DannyS712 (talk) 07:11, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Sure, I see your point, I just think that this is a more general issue worth to be discussed at a village pump.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:13, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

ARCA categoriesEdit

Hi Ymblanter. You recently added the following to Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working:

Cydebot has moved the articles in all the categories except Category:ARCA Racing Series tracks. Do you know why? (Is it because Category ARCA Menards Series tracks doesn't exist?). Note that I'm asking you because User talk:Cydebot suggests asking questions about category changes to the editor who added the categories to Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working. Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 10:38, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

No, I do not have any ideas and generally regard the bot's work as random process (though I am indeed surprised they did not move the category). I will look into it, presumably some manual work needs to be done.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:43, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 12:58, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
A colon was missing in the wikicode.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:58, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for sorting it out. DH85868993 (talk) 21:14, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Sure, no problem.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:15, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Russia's "official" religionsEdit

Since you undid my edit please provide an authoritative Russian Federation government citation to confirm your point that Russia has only four official religions. A citation from a author's book may correctly reflect that author's statement but be incorrect with regard to the actual official position and legislation of the Russian Federation. I would think that Wikipedia would prefer factual information.Moryak (talk) 18:12, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Is this one good enough for you? It is funded by the government.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:24, 21 May 2019 (UTC)


User:Ymblanter, Hi. This past Sunday, I visited the Hebrew University library in Jerusalem to do more research on the Roman-era village, Kefar Hananya. I realize that I am under a topic ban in the I/A area, which topic ban I am willing to abide-by, without incident (until I am able to appeal the topic ban later this year), but I wish to know if the topic ban applies to adding archaeological information about the site (without discussing or engaging in matters related to the Israeli-Arab conflict), even though the article has a history related to that conflict. If I can remember correctly, there was once a discussion on one of the Boards where the question was asked about making an edit that was not connected or related in any way or form to the area of the topic ban, and someone there voiced his opinion that this was Okay. I may be mistaken, however, so this is why I am asking you. Of course, if I am permitted to add this archaeological information (data), I will not interject in those matters wherein, previously, other editors had objected to their inclusion.Davidbena (talk) 01:08, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

I would say this material is related to the conflict broadly construed but not reasonably construed, so that should be compare to the formulation of the topic ban. If it is still unclear, or if you disagree with me, the safest way would be to ask at the ArbCom talk page (and start a clarification request if the matter proves to be more complicated).--Ymblanter (talk) 05:23, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Okay. I'll just wait patiently, when I have been allowed again to edit those pages. Be well.Davidbena (talk) 12:06, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Request to ReviewEdit

Hi, May i kindly request you to review the page and provide your feedback. Thamizhachi Thangapandian

-Lesenwriter (talk) 08:58, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

I am sorry to reply like this, but realistically, I just do not have time now for any activity which takes longer than 10 minutes. It is unlikely I will have this time until the end of August.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:29, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Same problem elsewhereEdit

Hey Ymblanter, I'm seeing the same kind of issue at Ans van Dijk, new accounts and IPs inserting the same kind of material. Can you take a look? Jayjg (talk) 19:07, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

I pending changes protected it for 6 months, but this is as much as I can do.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:14, 22 May 2019 (UTC)


Think this would qualify? Valenciano (talk) 07:04, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

  Done, thanks. Whoever this is, they clearly need medical assistance.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:07, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Jewish collaborators with Nazi Germany (occupied Poland)Edit

They were all Jewish by nationality and had Polish citizenship. The infobox person description [10] clearly states that you can add a citizenship section where nationality and citizenship are different. Mathiasrex (talk) 13:55, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Again, there is an ANI discussion of this topic (with btw converges to an opposite conclusion), and your sudden apperarance in this topic right now, aftr a month of your inactivity and immediately after I have extended-conformed protected one of the articles, can not be coincidental. If you want your opinion hears, you should not be acting as a sock.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:04, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, what brought you to these articles, and why post on my Talk page about this? Jayjg (talk) 14:07, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
I will not insist, especially since the state of Israel did not exist then. Mathiasrex (talk) 14:12, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Insist on what? If you are indeed a sock, your account must be blocked since it was used to edit a protected article the original accounts has no access to.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:14, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
insist my statements in discussion page, not in wiki main Mathiasrex (talk) 14:23, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Insist on what exactly? And what brought you here to edit those specific pages? Jayjg (talk) 14:35, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Ymblanter, in light of your statement at ArbCom Case request [11], which concerns mostly myself and Icewhiz, I feel it necessary to point out that 1) I have never edited the article on Chaim Rumkowski and 2) at the ANI you reference I supported Jayjg's contention that this stuff doesn't belong in the lede (or the infobox for that matter). This is some other crap I am not involved in, don't care much about (I kind of despise infoboxes anyway), and it just happens to be in the same topic area.Volunteer Marek (talk) 08:51, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

This is fine, I do not think I ever said you are involved in this particular crap. I do not even know who is involved there.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:59, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Oleksiy PoroshenkoEdit

IIRC, although Russian is your native tongue, you are not fluent in Ukrainian. The above article needs a lot of work, and many of the sources are Ukrainian. I've been doing some clean-up, but I have to guess at a lot of things because I can't read the sources. Also, I suspect there is far too much non-noteworthy material (the article reads like a resume of every single thing he ever did), but again I'm not confident in my ability to make the best decisions. Assuming you don't want to, or don't feel able to, tackle editing the article, do you know of someone who could? Thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 13:45, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

I would be willing to help, but realistically I do not have much time right now (real-life issues, I can be constantly doing easy maintenance work which does not require much reflection, but finding a slot for 30 minutes work on one subject is difficult), and also I am not as familiar with Ukrainian media (in the first approximation, most of them are just blog platforms as they only publish opinion pieces, but beyond that I know very little). I hope Iryna Harpy or Yuliya Romero might be interested. If something straightforward would be needed, such as checking a specific source (even if it is in Ukrainian) or translating a piece of text, I can do it as well.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:52, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Unfortunately due to (also) real-life issues I am not as active on Wikipedia as I used to be (as you can check here). And.. when I edit these days I do it stylistically at the absolute minimum necessary level... — Yulia Romero • Talk to me! 22:45, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Blocked editor back to making same editsEdit

Yesterday, you blocked User: after I asked for help at ANI because he or she is stalking my edits and reverting them with no discussion. It looks like he or she has simply changed to a different IP address - - and has continued making the same edits. Can you please block this IP address, too, or otherwise try to convince this person to collaborate? Thanks! ElKevbo (talk) 21:44, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

El C‎ took care of this. Thanks for your help with the first block! ElKevbo (talk) 21:53, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
Sure, sorry, I was sleeping during the whole series of events.--Ymblanter (talk) 04:24, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

A long-time editor messed upEdit

As you—unlike me—have an experience with this specific person, you can probably stop this bollocks more effectively than some thread on AN/I. Is escalation of trivial disputes her usual manner of conduct? If it is, then I astonished about the respective block log. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 05:50, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

I will have a look but it is likely I will only able to do it after Monday (I am on holidays with very little internet and on a mobile)--Ymblanter (talk) 06:10, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

At least, hide please edit summaries from [12] and [13] and the incident may be dismissed. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 05:24, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

I am afraid I do not see how I can revision-deleted them based on policies. (You can of course welcome to ask another administrator, but I am not sure they would agree). I will have a word with Iryna now.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:50, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

RT (TV network)Edit

Why did you come after me but you didn't warn Galassi? R2 (bleep) 19:56, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Because they were reverting to the established version, while you were edit-warring to add your edit. Per WP:BRD, you should have stopped after their first revert. I however included them into the ANI report.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:59, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
I don't think your chronology is accurate, but at least I understand your reasoning, thanks. In any case, could you please fix a small but confusing typo in your ANI report? You said I called your warnings "treats," when in fact I used the word "threats." R2 (bleep) 20:17, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Sure, no problem, will do now.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:19, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you again. I went back through the archives of Talk:RT (TV network) and was surprised to find that, contrary to your representations at ANI, you are strikingly involved in the development of that article, and in particular in the closely related question of whether RT should be considered propaganda or disinformation. Now, what I find most disconcerting about your conduct today is that there has been an RfC pending on that on that exact issue, yet you chose to come after me instead of participating in the RfC. Why? R2 (bleep) 23:52, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Again, I have no interest in content in this case. You are always try to drag me into content issues. The only thing I am interested in for this article is to make sure there is no disruption (meaning policies have been observed etc). Unfortunately the topic has a high potential for disruption, and in the past it was edited by so-called Russian propaganda trolls (IP users or editors whose salary was paid by Russian government). I do not see why I should be participating in RfC, and I a not trying to push my political views here. (Btw our dispute does not have ny relation to my political views here, I have no opinion on how many times RT was caught on disinformation, I just know that this is not a subject one should edit-war over).--Ymblanter (talk) 05:29, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
That is totally inconsistent with your participation in the article since at least 2014. I think some honesty is in order here. R2 (bleep) 17:34, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
I am honest, and it is not up to you to make such accusations against me. Additionally, you repeatedly asked me to fuck off, I fucked off, but you apparently can not stop posting here. Why do not you check all my 140 000 edits and make a report? Additionally, you were told by ALL USERS WITHOUT ANY EXCEPTION who had to say something that your behavior is not ok in this episode, and you continue insisting it is ok. May be it is time for self-reflection for you? So far you clearly demonstrate a complete lack of clue.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:43, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
I was hoping for some degree of reconciliation with you, but I guess I didn't approach that very effectively. I'm sorry for that. I guess we just see many conduct issues very differently. R2 (bleep) 17:58, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Bikaner Technical UniversityEdit

Hi there. I think at Bikaner Technical University one revision too much were hidden. Not a big deal for sure. --Muhandes (talk) 11:31, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Corrected, thanks--Ymblanter (talk) 11:51, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

New editor's suspicious edits at Kuril Islands-related articlesEdit

Hi Ymblanter. Just wanted to bring your attention to User:Ineedtostopforgetting's recent edits, like this or this. Essentially he is Japanizing all articles about Kuril Islands, including article moves to Japanese names. Can you please have a look at it? Thanks. - Darwinek (talk) 23:23, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Darwinek, What exactly is 'suspicious' about my edits? I was correcting grammartical errors, adding in native names and new information about the region. In general, the articles weren't well-kept. Also, why did you not approach me directly on my talk page to clarify more about it so that we could possibly come to a consensus? Are you trying to vilify me by approaching another admin? Non-admins can't edit articles without being questioned now? - Ineedtostopforgetting (talk) 04:25, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

I see indeed POV and not maintenance, and I am going to block your account if you do not stop. In the meanwhile, I will be reverting your edits.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:43, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Have you actually bothered to look at my edits though? How exactly is changing the correct capital of Hokkaido from 'Tokyo' to 'Sapporo', adding the flags of the 2 nations (Russia & Japan), adding the term Island to Shikotan to correspond with the Kunashiri Island article, adding the native name of the stratovolcanoes/mountains located on the islands 'POV'? - Ineedtostopforgetting (talk) 08:27, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Sure I did. If you do not understand for example why this edit is problematic, you should not be editing Wikipedia.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:32, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
If you found some of my edits an issue with you, you could have reverted that and explain the reasons as to why, so I could better understand it. But you probably decided that was too much work for you. Instead, you decided to revert the entire edit outright, reverse all the work, and threaten to block me. So much for assuming good faith. - Ineedtostopforgetting (talk) 08:45, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Would you please stop playing an idiot? Kunashir is located in Russia. All countries except Japan recognize this, and therefore the principal names of localities and geographic features located on Kuril Islands are taken from Russian, not from Japanese. Moving articles from Russian names to Japanese names is disruption. (Japanese names were already in the articles, for the record). Adding info about smth currently located in "Kunashiri, Japan" is disruption. You perfectly know this. If you do it once again, I will block your account. Is this sufficiently clear?--Ymblanter (talk) 08:51, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Notice of arbitrationEdit

You recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Antisemitism in Poland. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Antisemitism in Poland/Evidence. Please add your evidence by June 23, 2019, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Antisemitism in Poland/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, – bradv🍁 15:05, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:32, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Discussion of link language wrapper templates (June 2019)Edit

A discussion has started about wrapper templates of {{Link language}}. You may be interested in participating because you participated in a related previous discussion. Retro (talk | contribs) 03:12, 10 June 2019 (UTC)


In Ukraine, the official language is Ukrainian only. Russian, Romanian and Hungarian do not have any, regional or official status. Please return my edits. Also today, the US Council on Geographical Names unanimously supported the decision to replace the official name of the capital of Ukraine from "Kiev" to "Kyiv" in an international base. The Embassy of Ukraine in the USA reports this on Facebook. We will seek to rename the article on Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vitaliyf261 (talkcontribs) 20:59, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

You are already seeking this for years and so far failed miserably. You may want to look at Talk:Kiev/naming. Wikipedia operates on the basis of consensus, see WP:CONSENSUS, not on the basis of the opinion of the Ukrainian government. The current consensus is to keep Russian names.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:05, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Reverted 2 edit by Sammy.josephEdit

Hello @Ymblanter: sir, it a request please revert 2 edit made by Sammy.joseph on the article Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2018 TV series) as it not a good faith edit. AR.Dmg (talk) 11:41, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

I do not see any problems with these edits. Please discuss with the user or at the talk page of the article.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:42, 13 June 2019 (UTC)


Thanks for your comment here, but you might want to sign it? Risker (talk) 21:56, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Signed, thanks for noticing, I am way past the usual bedtime here, and the probability to screw up is already significant.--Ymblanter (talk) 22:01, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Ivan GundulićEdit

Hi. Please correct the mistakes written on that page to write correctly, he is Croatian and Croatian poet, here and the proof — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:43, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

I think I was pretty clear at WP:ANI that this is not going to happen. If you want to change anything, go to the talk page and discuss.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:46, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Let it be then falsehood written on that page when you so want — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:56, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

I am not sure why do you think that if you have changed the IP I am going to start all over again. I already said everything I wanted to say.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:59, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

I have no idea what you are talking about ,how can i change ip? I spoke because I read the untruthful article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:05, 15 June 2019 (UTC)


No unregistered editor really has a reason to edit a portal anyway, since portals are rather complicated. The vandal will now vandalize either other portals or other math articles, and subsequent admins will have to decide whether to use more semi-protection or range blocks. Oh well. Robert McClenon (talk) 22:53, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

I apologize but I possibly do not get your point. The portal was semi-protected since 2010, and the protection was lifted in March 2019 with the comment that it is not needed anymore. The vandal proved that it is needed, and I reprotected it again indefinitely, on your request. Are you saying that I should have not done it, or that I should also look at other portals / nath articles the vandal can potentially be interested in?--Ymblanter (talk) 03:54, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Oh I see. Please let me know if you see any additional vandalism.--Ymblanter (talk) 03:58, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
I am saying that we are playing Whack-a-Mole with the vandal. Robert McClenon (talk) 23:24, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

WP:AGF at Talk:Western African Ebola virus epidemicEdit

  Please remember to assume good faith when dealing with other editors. Thank you. There is already a discussion on the talk page (in which there is no consensus to remove the flags); your report at WP:RFPP appears like a blatant assumption of bad faith (have you looked at the discussion???); reverts were to status quo as the page was before removal by User:Bondegezou (have you looked at the page history???). Filing a report at WP:RFPP and then going on to revert an editor which you disagree with and have managed to lock out of any editing seems really improper. (talk) 18:06, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

I actually looked at the discussion and I see that you are the only editor arguing for the flags. I do not particularly care whether flags are there or not, I am administrator, and my interest here is to stop the edit-warring. However, you were given a policy-based reason why the flags should not be there, and to restore them you would probably need to do a better job than just say "I am tired to repeat my arguments".--Ymblanter (talk) 18:11, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
Tell that to User:Ozzie10aaaa. The only other editor I was "arguing with" was User:Bondegezou, who originally removed flags. I have also given policy based reasons why the flags SHOULD be there (and why MOS:INFOBOXFLAG is not the only policy which applies), and the arguments have been made also at Template talk:Infobox election where it is User:Bondegezou who is the only one "arguing" AGAINST (User:Ralbegen has also made a short comment) flags while User:Impru20, User:Number 57, User:Heb the best, User:Carter, have expressed their opinions. (talk) 18:18, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
Accusations of sockpuppetry (grounded in which reasoning?) and of IP hopping (while I have had the same IP for a long time) are also not what I would expect from an admin. (talk) 18:20, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
I am not sure why Infobox:Election should have any relation to the article about an epidemic. However, I am in principle fine with these arguments, of both sides. What I am not really fine with is that you make an argument, declare the discussion finished, go to the article and revert to your preferred version. We have certain policies which definitely apply to this case and which say why this behavior is not acceptable, do I need to cite them? Open an RfC and wait until it gets summarized either way, or, at the very least, wait for several days (well, now you will have to wait for a week) and see that no new arguments are forthcoming, announce that you are going to readd the flags, and then, if there is indeed no consensus, nobody would contest this.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:23, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
See the first comment I made on the Ebola page for why the discussions are related (in short, User:Bondegezou started massively removing flags from many articles citing INFOBOXFLAG). I am not reverting to "my preferred version" (and yes I am aware of m:The Wrong Version), I am reverting to status quo (which is, to my understanding, what should be done unless there is consensus to change, which User:Bondegezou definitively failed to obtain on talk page (in fact, he has made the exact same points on both pages in what seems like a case of WP:IDHT, per another user, see this and compare with this). (talk) 18:30, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
I have indeed heard your argument that this was a long-standing version. However, if there are serious arguments that it is not the version compliant with the policy, these arguments have to be considered. I happened to notice this edit-warring, I have not seen other discussions you are referring to. I have never heard of Bondegezou until yesterday and I have no idea who they are, but if you think they massively disrupt Wikipedia by editing against consensus, you should report them to ANI.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:35, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

─────────────────────────As I said, those arguments have been discussed on the respective talk pages and have failed to gain traction (in other words, MOS:INFOBOXFLAG is just a guideline and the editors I mentioned previously do seem to think that this is a situation where applying it as though it had force of law is not warranted.) (talk) 18:38, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I know that this is your opinion. Please now use it to convince your opponent, or, if this is not possible, to bring it to some way of dispute resolution. Edit-warring is not an acceptable dispute resolution avenue.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:42, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
That has already been attempted (on the two relevant talk pages), but the "opponent" (if use of that term is acceptable despite a certain policy) seems to be exhibiting WP:IDHT as I think has been demonstrated by the diffs of talk page contributions - despite the intervention of other editors in disputing the "opponent's" reliance on the letter and not the spirit of the "law". Which is why I feel ok reverting said editor who tried to reinstate their change on multiple articles without gaining consensus for their change and was violating WP:STATUSQUO which indicates that "During a dispute discussion, until a consensus is established, you should not revert away from the status quo". (talk) 18:51, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
As I already said, if you think the behavior of your opponent is disruptive you should have reported them at ANI. You can still do it, and if your representation of the situation is correct, you will have flags restored much sooner than in a week. Concerning WP:STATUSQUO, may I please remind you that this is an essay. If there is a policy argument why the old version is not acceptable one does not have to revert to that version.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:57, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
I'd rather avoid WP:Dramaboard because that is not constructive and usually leads to more bitter complaining by everybody involved. So an RfC should solve the matter (content-wise, for disruptive editing I'll see elsewhere)? (talk) 19:01, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
RfC must definitely do the job, though it is a bit slow.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:12, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Suspicious editingEdit

On Margaret of Valois a new user, Chevalier d'Éon, first added unsourced information[14], then attempted to use Wellman's book Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France to readd this information(which was not in the book) and then finally uses an obscure unviewable book to readd the information for a third time.

I find this quite suspicious given the first attempt was unsourced and the second attempt was falsifying information from the source. At no time did this editor go to the talk page and post a quote with a page number to verify this information, as I had asked.

Your thoughts? --Kansas Bear (talk) 15:34, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

It does not look an obvious sock to me, and it might be an user who is new here, so I would say try the talk page first, and see whether they are responsive.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:24, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Why keep that image?Edit

That image looks to high quality to be public domain. Its gross, and I would like it to be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:15, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

I am not sure what you are talking about. What image, in which article?--Ymblanter (talk) 07:17, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Probably talking about Diaper fetishism, an article you recently protected, and its image File:Adult demonstrating diaper fetishism by wearing an adult diaper.jpg. —RainFall 07:22, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. In this case, the issue must be discussed at the talk page of the article. Reverting several dozen times in a day on the basis "I do not like this picture" is not a valid dispute resolution avenue.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:26, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

I really insist that you remove it (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 07:50, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

This is not my role as administrator. You really must go to the talk page of the article and reach consensus with other editors.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:05, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

The Dat AfterEdit

The Day After does not take place in 1983.

2601:8B:C300:BAFC:1DF1:3F85:3BFD:D522 (talk) 19:07, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

I totally do not understand the context of this message, but if it is aboutone of the articles I protected, you would need to discuss the issue at the talk page of the article.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:09, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

My thanks and apologyEdit

Thank you for for warning me of my violation of WP:3RR , I apologize for my revert actions Londonboy88 (talk) 15:33, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Sure, no problem, but please be very careful in the future.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:35, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

request for restoring of Torez historyEdit

Dear Yaroslav!

At 17 January 2017 you had removed new page Chystyakove to Torez, and destroyed the long history of article Torez, with all its authors, at least from 2010, see log.

Please, restore history of Torez; also, restore talk:Torez + talk:Chystyakove.


Yuriy Dzyаdyk (tc), 10:00, 19 July 2019 (UTC).

  Done, I must have screwed up smth back then.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:08, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, cordially. — Yuriy Dzyаdyk (tc), 10:13, 19 July 2019 (UTC).
Sure, no problem.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:06, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

There's a new sockpuppetEdit

Check out ChubbEdretz, likely sock of ChubbEdtres. --Hammersoft (talk) 13:49, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, Zzuuzz got them first.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:52, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
  • hit the wrong button. Meant to thank. --Hammersoft (talk) 13:53, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello. Could you please block user: She is persistently vandalizing. CLCStudent (talk) 18:05, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 18:17, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for dealing with that... Maybe you could also redact the same edits from Special:Contributions/F*ckYou345? It's the same person (fyi, it's Shingling334). --IamNotU (talk) 18:29, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Sure, done these as well--Ymblanter (talk) 18:33, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Your editingEdit

Hello. Explain your last edit on this page. I used a reliable source, Encyclopædia Britannica, which describe him as "Ukrainian-born Russian painter".--KHMELNYTSKYIA (talk) 09:27, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

As you perfectly know, Ukraine did not exist at the time, and he can not be Ukrainian-born. He was born in the Russian Empire. Specifically for Repin, the question has been discussed multiple times, and, as far as I remember, the article was even protected for a while. Concerning other persons, I asked a question at MOS talk page, I hope somebody will point me out to more relevant discussions.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:36, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
Of course, Ukraine did not exist as an independent state. But Ukraine existed as a country and there was a separate Ukrainian nation. Britannica is not a marginal source to Wikipedia editors rejected it. I do not insist on this case, but I think my other edits are correct.--KHMELNYTSKYIA (talk) 09:48, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
Apparently, not: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#Ukrainian-born--Ymblanter (talk) 09:53, 26 July 2019 (UTC)


FINA and LEN consider the Serbian national water polo team to be the direct and sole successor of the Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro teams[1] [2] Pelmeer10original (talk) 15:22, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

What you need is to stop evade your block, wait for half a year, and then, if you are still interested in editing Wikipedia, post an unblock request citing WP:Standard offer on your main account page.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:27, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Disruptive editingEdit

This is probably the most pointless edit I've ever seen on Wikipedia, with your trolling intent made clear by the edit summary. Do not disrupt Wikipedia for fun. If you are somehow not aware of the manual of style, you should read it. Avoid contractions, which have little place in formal writing. (talk) 18:07, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Removal of {{asymmetric federalism]] from the sentence is vandalism.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:08, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
So you have not read WP:VAND and WP:NOTVAND either, it seems. You are welcome to disagree with my edit. You are not welcome to insult me with false claims. Your disruptive intent is once again clear. (talk) 18:11, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

In case you haven't already guessed it, the fulminating IP is WP:LTA/BKFIP, recently returned from a successful tour of the Pacific. Favonian (talk) 18:17, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, no, I had a couple of other candidates in mind but not this one.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:19, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

The vandal keep adding fictional dates Ghirla-трёп- 17:56, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, warned them.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:29, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Bad deletion rationaleEdit

09:25, 27 July 2019 Ymblanter deleted page Talk:Bonin Islands/Archive 1 (G7: One author who has requested deletion or blanked the page)

This is an invalid rationale... you were not "the author" of the talk page archive. You should have left the redirect behind after moving the page. – wbm1058 (talk) 16:31, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

It is perfectly my right to delete an absolutely useless redirect I myself created a minute prior to deletion which nobody else edited.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:41, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
From WP:Criteria for speedy deletion: This criterion does not apply to redirects created as a result of a page move[1]


  1. ^ Page moves are excluded because of a history of improper deletions of these redirects. A move creates a redirect to ensure that any external links that point to Wikipedia remain valid; should such links exist, deleting these redirects will break them. Such redirects must be discussed at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion before deletion. However, redirects that were obviously made in error can be deleted as G6, technical deletions.
Note in the deleted history SS49 started a new archive (a fork of the existing archive), which likely would have been prevented had the redirect been left behind. The archive hadn't been moved back when your move was reversed, until I just did it. wbm1058 (talk) 16:54, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
Ok, I still believe talk page redirects are useless (and people should move archives when moving the articles), but I have better use of my time than nominating every such redirect for MfD, so I will just stop deleting them. There are so many things in Wikipedia I disagree with, I can survive having one more.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:12, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
I sympathize and understand the annoyance with the need for managing talk page redirects. But they are not completely useless. Category:Unsynchronized talk page redirects is populated by {{R from move}} which is placed on talk page redirects left behind after moves. You might be surprised at how often an article is moved without its talk, much less talk archives. I patrol this category and resync several talk pages with their articles every week. If those talk page redirects had been deleted, then these unsynced talk pages wouldn't be detected by {{R from move}}. This is a sort of kludgey workaround for limitations of the MediaWiki software, and it would be nice if the software didn't allow these unsynched talk pages to exist in the first place. wbm1058 (talk) 18:20, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
Indeed, ideally, redirects from move should not have talk pages, but we do not live in the ideal world.--Ymblanter (talk) 02:30, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Victoria SeamanEdit

Hey Ymblanter, you just undid my edits on

the info on the page is out of date. See her current info here government page[1]

I'm also having trouble figuring out how to get my image for the page approved from flickr as the bot couldn't see the license.


--DashiellHammett (talk) 00:11, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

It is ok to add the new info. I undid some of your edits because they were removing info, in particular, they removed the infobox.--Ymblanter (talk) 04:15, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Inform CrimeaEdit

What it is — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:38, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

I do not know.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:31, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Minority view POVEdit

Since when is the Aras River the boundary between Europe and Asia?[15] - LouisAragon (talk) 08:07, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Added to the watchlist--Ymblanter (talk) 13:32, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Possible HughD sockEdit

Ymblanter, For what it's worth I suspect this IP editor is another HughD sock. It's a Chicago based AT&T IP. It's also odd that their only edits are in two very unrelated areas I'm currently involved with, firearms and LBGT rights. In this case the IP editor added some LBGT related information to a republican representative's page. I've never worked on that article specifically but the coincidence just struck me. The editor's edits in the area of guns looks like typical HughD. Rather detailed and methodical edit summaries, a bit of overselling sources or quoting damning lines vs just summarizing. Anyway, I've seen enough HughD socks that this one peaked my radar. [[16]] Springee (talk) 17:47, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for the report. Whereas it is likely that this is HughD evading the block, I am hesitant to block. If disruption continues, the best route might be to file an SPI, though CUs usually avoid identifying IPs of blocked users.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:32, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
This one has been active for the past few days. [[17]] Springee (talk) 15:14, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 15:24, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Your Semi protect for Brian BlairEdit

No where does it say on [[WP:PW/RS] the reference I have provided on Brian Blair can't be used. The source is valid and is from not only an Official site but also the company who runs the official site. No where have I been provided anything that says it can't be used. Please see for yourself this is a valid video that backs up the retirement of the person the article is about and when it happened which can be seen here. I have referenced nothing that is unsourced or poorly sourced and was targeted as an IP and I believe that 100% as this user has done it to me before over the last 5 years but when a confirmed user posts the exact same reference he does nothing and leaves it and has now gotten the article semi protected so he can once again remove the reference and take ownership of the article. When something vaild is shown to me that says it cant be refrenced then I wont add it but the user has failed to do so pointing me to an article that has NEVER said it cant be used and I have seen used in the past on other articles. User has now reverted the edits yet again for the 4th or 5th time and now says its per [WP:EL] which also does not say a post from Facebook cant be used.2601:805:8205:7E0A:901F:10F8:CFDB:D528 (talk) 10:58, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Please discuss this at the talk page of the article and try to convince your opponents.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:10, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
There is only one opponent who has now reverted the article for the 5th time who I tried talking to on their talk page who in turn because they knew they were wrong filed a false claim of unsourced references and got you to lock the page from IPs so he could do as he wished after he violated 3rr and edit warred with me with no valid reason to remove the content. If I had a user name this wouldn't have happened but because I'm an IP user and have been for the last 5 years now I get locked out and he gets ownership of the article and no punishment for violating 3RR and editing warring, Must be another Admin in his pocket like has happened before when he has pulled this crap and then let the content stay because a confirmed user posted it and not an IP. This is why IP users and new users are afraid to edit here because Users are allowed to do this crap and Admins allow it. 2601:805:8205:7E0A:901F:10F8:CFDB:D528 (talk) 11:23, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
This is a good point to stop this conversation. Why should you talking to an "admin in his pocket" if you can talk to them directly.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:25, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Eurovision Asia Song Contest 2019Edit


A tag has been placed on Category:Eurovision Asia Song Contest 2019 requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Liz Read! Talk! 05:18, 19 August 2019 (UTC)


Ymblanter, the "edit warring" at Gawli has been to remove the re-addition of self-promotion by socks of Yash gawli. Protection from non-autoconfirmed would be fine, but please revert to the 00:50, 11 March 2008‎ version, before Yash gawli attempted to hijack the redirect. As is, this "article" is WP:G5. Pinging @Bbb23: and @NinjaRobotPirate:, CUs familair with this case. Эlcobbola talk 19:49, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 19:53, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, same IP range as a few other Yash Gawli socks. I blocked him. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 20:02, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
@NinjaRobotPirate: FYI: see here Эlcobbola talk 20:09, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Geez, he's been busy. Ymblanter, you're an admin on several of the wikis this guy has been spamming (Commons, En.Wiki, Wikidata); I think WP:RBI (plus Special:Nuke) is a very safe option if you happen to see anything related to "Yash Gawli". NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 20:42, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I will have a look. It is probably easier to find a steward and have them globally locked though.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:45, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
That I've been trying. Эlcobbola talk 20:51, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Pinging @Bbb23: and @NinjaRobotPirate:. That puppetmaster is at it again: see User: Abhishek gupta2. Pichpich (talk) 22:31, 19 August 2019 (UTC)


Yes, I know all about WP:WRONGVERSION but still... When you protected Gawli, you locked a version which could be speedy deleted as G11, possibly G12 (a section is copied from IMDb) and close but not quite A7 (check out the woeful sources consisting of essentially the same vanity bio posted in various sites that let you do that. Even the IMDb page is BS since I'm pretty sure he wasn't writing his first screenplay at age 6). Any chance you can restore the redirect until this is sorted out? Cheers, Pichpich (talk) 19:56, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

See the above topic.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:59, 19 August 2019 (UTC)


Tianbei New Area and Kuytun are not the same thing, that Tianbei New Area is directed to Kuytun is a fault. delete "Tianbei New Area" please, i'll write the title. thanks. Cncs (talk) 14:31 22 Auguest 2019 (UTC)

I am sorry, I can not just delete it. This would be against the policies.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:41, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Possible block evasionEdit

Hello. As you are the admin who blocked Openlydialectic, do you know of any connection to (talk · contribs · WHOIS)? The comments/trolling at ITN/C is similar, and the IP began editing a month after the account was blocked. Hrodvarsson (talk) 00:55, 23 August 2019 (UTC) Also, overlap on Soma (video game) and other articles. Hrodvarsson (talk) 00:57, 23 August 2019 (UTC)


S'cool.--Brogo13 (talk) 20:49, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

I am sorry, some scripts load slowly for me, and I accidentally click rollback from time to time.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:37, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
misclick"it's cool"
--Brogo13 (talk) 23:24, 23 August 2019 (UTC)


Just noticed the truckload of substubs this editor created earlier in the year like Concepción District, San Rafael. As if the canton articles didn't already need enough work. They're needed articles but should have been generated with a bot or something to at least contain information. I see you've just blocked him, doesn't surprise me. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:57, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. Indeed, he created quite a lot of articles of low-level administrative divisions. Some of them were incorrect, and I corrected the factual information, but I am sure there are quite a lot I did not find, and all of them need work anyway.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:00, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Yikes, I was just looking through User:Shevonsilva. He's created about 100 years work for 100 wikipedians there!! He seems to have gone through geohive or or one of those province databases type sites in an A-Z of countries and blue linked every missing municioality worldwide!♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:42, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, indeed. And some of them with errors.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:45, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
What might they say in Russia, "dryan"? I've been learning a bit of Russian, Bolshoye spasiba! The cryllic lettering scares me though! We need another contest just to expand some of his stubs!♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:51, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Sock puppetEdit

Hi @Ymblanter: After your semi-protection of Template:Pakistan Armed Forces sidebar, User:ShahabKhanJadoon1 has been making changes which appears to be similar to another user with similar name called ShahabKhan302, this user has been blocked for six months, I am sure its a sock. Kindly check.--Aakanksha55 (talk) 14:26, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 15:18, 28 August 2019 (UTC)


Дорогой Ярослав!

Возможно, это вызовет твой интерес: «Принцип Блантера и решение 800», ru:АК:1111. По крайней мере, я обязан сообщить. В заявке цитирую твой итог (май 2011), и ответ мне (декабрь 2016).

С искренним глубоким уважением,

Iurius Galileo 17:27, 30 August 2019 (UTC).

Спасибо, но к русской Википедии я не имею никакого отношения с 2011 года и не планирую там участвовать в будущем.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:33, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Главное, я известил тебя. Успехов! Принцип очень общий! — Iurius Galileo 17:41, 30 August 2019 (UTC).
Да, конечно, я совершенно не в претензии.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:42, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

User talk:AdavydEdit

Дорогой Ярослав, Вы можете пожалуйста защитить страницу User talk:Adavyd от частог спам вандализма, и пожалуйста сделайте запрос на глобальную блокировку для Причина кросс-вики спам в адрес администратора OneLittleMouse. (talk) 11:46, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Нет, по нашим правилам, спама недостаточно для защиты страницы. Запрос на Мете можете сделать и Вы. Айпи давно уже заблокирован.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:51, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) The Megafon user obviously wants to block the adversary globally. is neither spam nor vandalism, although stewards lock accounts used by the user – user:Никита-Родин-2002 maybe? IMHO a feud between two LTAs, dismiss. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 12:03, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Дорогой Ярослав, запрос на Мете, на глобальную блокировку могут делать только автоподтвержденные участники, но ни как не анонимы. (talk) 12:10, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) This is just what do I suggest. A user is preoccupied with Wikimedia global blocks whereas has not an account suitable for Meta-wiki. Meta.Wikimedia is not known for especially widespread repression of dissidents, so sapienti sat Incnis Mrsi (talk) 12:18, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Времена меняются (sorry, can’t get how to translate it to English). IMHO moot by now. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:02, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Дорогой Incnis Mrsi ответьте пожалуйста, а почему тогда Никита-Родин-2002 со своим кросс-вики спамом всё время нападает на администратора OneLittleMouse и Adavyd? Как Вы это можете про комментировать? (talk) 12:26, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Я не занимаююсь защитой тех, кого полно кому защитить. Я занимаююсь защитой тех, кого некому защитить, а также себя.
I do not defend those individuals having a plenty resources to defend. I defend those having nobody to defend, as well as myself. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 12:34, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Уважаемый Incnis Mrsi, если Вы сделаете запрос на глобальную блокировку для, Вы тем самым защитите страницы обсуждения участников OneLittleMouse и Adavyd. (talk) 12:44, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Ivan KozhedubEdit

Dear Ymblanter, I request you to please keep a watch on changes in the old consensus version of the article Ivan Kozhedub. See: 1, 2, 3, 4. Best regards, Ушкуйник (talk) 11:28, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

To be honest, I do not see any issues with these edits, except for adding "Ukrainian-born" in the lede.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:05, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Though they are at three reverts now, one more revert and I block them.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:14, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Parabel (rural locality) moved to draftspaceEdit

An article you recently created, Parabel (rural locality), does not have enough sources and citations as written to remain published. It needs more citations from reliable, independent sources. (?) Information that can't be referenced should be removed (verifiability is of central importance on Wikipedia). I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, please click on the "Submit your draft for review!" button at the top of the page. Nnadigoodluck (talk) 11:46, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

@Nnadigoodluck:, it has enough sources. Please move it back immediately.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:47, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:52, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
@Ymblanter: Sorry about that. Didn't even knew what I did, until I looked again. Nnadigoodluck (talk) 14:54, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Sure, no problem, but please be careful in the future.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:56, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
I will be. Thanks! Nnadigoodluck (talk) 15:13, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Ibn Saud's ECPEdit

Concern has been expressed at WP:AN#Why_is_Ibn_Saud_under_restrictions?? that this page should not be under such protection. Your input would be appreciated. Buffs (talk) 05:10, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for notification.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:21, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
I went ahead an put it at WP:AE for more eyes: Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement#Arbitration_enforcement_action_appeal_by_Buffs Buffs (talk) 05:25, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
...and you're welcome. Buffs (talk) 05:34, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the collegial discussion! Buffs (talk) 17:30, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Sure, no problem--Ymblanter (talk) 17:32, 11 September 2019 (UTC)


Thanks for the time you took in considering my candidacy for adminship. Your early support was very appreciated - it was a long 16 minutes between posting the nomination and your support. I hope I live up to, or exceed, your expectations for me. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 23:07, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Bird SanctuaryEdit

Any Idea What The Heck Is going on here? Is this an LTA I don't know about or just a bunch of spammers? HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 07:15, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Not anybody I can recognize. You may try WP:AN for a bigger pool of responses.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:19, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Kyiv vs KievEdit

Are you sure Kiev is English? Can you provide any proves?

Kyiv is the right version as decided by UNCSGN (United Nations Conferences on the Standardization of Geographical Names) and UNGEGN (United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names) ."Kiev" is in Russian. AltRNative (talk) 21:40, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

I am really amazed at how people seriously think that we have such a grave mistake on a world's fifth most popular website for 20 years, in every article, and nobody noticed this yet. In fact, we have a dedicated page, Talk:Kiev/Naming, with all discussions collected there over many years. Your argument has been also addressed there multiple times.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:24, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Sometimes people confuse learning something for the first time with being the first to learn it. Levivich 05:38, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
This is certainly correct. I also have another explanation, but, since it does not necessarily apply specifically to the topic starter, I will better keep it to myself.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:43, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

No proves provided :)Edit

Anyway, I agree, maybe you are right. The same way you don’t have Moskwa, but Moscow. AltRNative (talk) 18:31, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

This is indeed one way of looking at it.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:40, 18 September 2019 (UTC)


Sorry if there's a better way to send a message but I think you misunderstood what I meant.

I meant that nothing else in the article suggested there was ANY ethnic implication with that word, not that it did carry an implication. FusionTorch (talk) 09:11, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

I see, indeed, I misunderstood your point. I will now restore the text, my apologies.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:13, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Help needed at CopyPatrolEdit

Hi, and thank you for your work on copyright issues. Lately I have run into a serious problem: I have been doing an extremely high proportion of the reviewing of the listings at CopyPatrol, having done 50 to 75 reviews daily for the last few weeks. It's not realistic to think that I can keep this up indefinitely, as it consumes many hours each day, and it's not good for me to spend so much time in front of the computer. And if for some reason I become unavailable the results will be dire. What I'm hoping to do is recruit a small group of experienced users who visit Copypatrol daily and clear 5 to 10 cases each, to help spread the burden around a little bit, as well as create a cadre of people who can take over if for some reason I am not able to edit any more. Since you've got some experience in copyright clean-up, I am inviting you to consider visiting the page on a regular basis – even daily, like I do! – and clearing a number of cases. It would be a really big help if you could! Thanks for your time, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 20:02, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I am actually trying to do it daily, but sometimes I am just too busy during the day and forget.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:04, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 22:32, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
Sure, no problem. Thanks for taking care of this.--Ymblanter (talk) 22:39, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

User:A r m i n i u sEdit

A r m i n i u s (talk · contribs)
This editor has, since 16 October 2016, been changing Byzantine to "Eastern Roman" in articles covering issues after the 6th century. A r m i n i u s has been warned about this by me and user:Cplakidas, both warnings still present on their talk page. Is there anything you can do? --Kansas Bear (talk) 20:34, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Gave them the last warning.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:39, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Eight Men OutEdit

Your protecting the page by allowing pending revisions isn't working out too well because the same editor has come back twice already to again re-insert false information into the article....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 14:48, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

I now semi-protected it for one week on top of the pending changes.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:55, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 15:03, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
Sure, no problem--Ymblanter (talk) 15:08, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
The PP expired, and the vandal came back[18] almost at once. Can you please page protect it again?...William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 15:58, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, need to run now, I will have a look when I am back in three or four hours.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:59, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 18:58, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. The vandalism has been going on for a couple of years at least[19]. PP for a year was long overdue. Cheers....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 22:50, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
I added it to the watchlist--Ymblanter (talk) 04:57, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

The Night Before Christmas (1941 film)Edit

There is an error in the redirect for The Night Before Christmas (1941 film). The redirect code should be on the topmost line. As it is protected, most users cannot help to edit it. JohnThorne (talk) 06:18, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done, thanks for letting me know--Ymblanter (talk) 06:49, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Good call on protecting this. It is part of long-running edit war between Koavf and others across multiple related articles (also The Midnight Snack, Tom and Jerry: The Mansion Cat). But the stable version of all three was not a redirect, so I think you've protected the "wrong version" here. Koavf blanked-and-redirected The Night Before Christmas (1941 film) on 31 August, it was contested a few days latter, and they have reverted to their preferred version 5 times in the last month. Similar story on the other articles. I've since blocked Koavf for continuing the edit war after being advised by multiple editors to take it to AfD/a talk page and restored the stable versions of the other two. Do you have any objection to me restoring this revision of The Night Before Christmas? – Joe (talk) 07:57, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

@Joe Roe: The protection has expired, and I do not have any opinion on what is better (though I see indeed that the article was around for several years before edit-warring started in August). If you want to restore it please do it by all means.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:13, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
Oh, didn't notice that. Thanks! – Joe (talk) 08:15, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
Sure, no problem.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:17, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

The Kidd CreoleEdit

Hello, Ymblanter. I see you deleted The Kidd Creole; could you please restore it to User:Launchballer/The Kidd Creole because I suspect his 2017 incarceration, which happened after his article was deleted, may put him over the line for notability? Thank you. --Launchballer 18:59, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 19:05, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Fair use image review requestEdit

Can you please review this image for it’s rationale?—VaibhavafroTalk 01:41, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 05:23, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

A small requestEdit

Can you please delete this image? I had recently uploaded it. There are technical issues with it. It is not the exact logo and may tarnish its value.

I promise that I will immediately re-upload a clean version of it after you delete it.—VaibhavafroTalk 12:10, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 12:28, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

@Ymblanter: I have re-uploaded the image, keeping my promise! Please license review it for it's rationale.-VaibhavafroTalk 13:20, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 13:36, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Arbcom filing against you by FramEdit

Hi Yuri. Could you point me towards the rejected Arbcom filing that Fram made against you, probably in 2017? I am writing a lengthy opposition to his attempt to regain Administrative tools and am having a hard time finding it. Thank you. —tim /// Carrite (talk) 12:12, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi Tim. You probably mean this one, I had to resign from the ArbCom Ec because for whatever reason the ArbCom did not decline the case right away, but continued discussing until the election started. I am actually Yaroslav, but I am used to people not remembering this, so you do not need to feel sorry.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:48, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Abuse of WikipediaEdit

Your comment "You are currently edit-warring in Nontrinitarianism, and you edits show that you are not well familiar with Wikipedia policies, in particular on verifiability and reliable sources." demonstrates bias and corruption by you. You are expressing your opinions, not fact, and your opinions are false. They demonstrate an arrogant, smug, and condescending attitude, which is fairly common on Wikipedia. Just because you do not *agree* that something is, in fact, verifiable and reliable doesn't therefore mean that it is not.

You would do well to consider these things. It is perhaps the greatest flaw of Wikipedia that opinion is to be found within almost every page, disguised as "fact" because it is merely repeating the opinions of others shared elsewhere. It's what makes Wikipedia so useless: bias, in every article, and encouraged by people like you, who cite "the rules", but don't actually follow them yourself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Timber72 (talkcontribs) 15:47, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

I am sorry but I have difficulties understanding what you are talking about.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:51, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
Oh, I see, my comment from 2015. I do not remember anything related to that situation, however, I see that you have indeed been blocked by another administrator for edit-warring after my warning.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:53, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Live updating of tables of scoresEdit

Hi Ymblanter. User:Sakiv filed both at RFPP and at AN3. In S.A. Julio's response to the AN3 he made the claim that the football project has decided against live updating while a match is in progress. Do you want to look at Sakiv's AN3 complaint? EdJohnston (talk) 15:52, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

I protected the template after a RFPP request has been filed (there was indeed edit-warring), and I did not yet look at AN3, but I can have a look now.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:54, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

What's your say to S.A. Julio's breach of the three-revert rule. He reverted four times and if you don't take action this will be an offense to Wikipedia.--Sakiv (talk) 16:10, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Replied at the talk page of the user.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:21, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Useful bit of codeEdit

Hello Ymblanter! I've found this bit of code very helpful in reducing those accidental rollbacks. Cheers, 28bytes (talk) 17:21, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Great, thanks. I am indeed tired of that, I make them every day, and I have a global rollback I which I really need and can not relinquish. I will give the code a try.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:23, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
@28bytes: It works perfectly, thanks again--Ymblanter (talk) 20:21, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
Excellent! I am glad you found it as useful as I have. 28bytes (talk) 20:40, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Rathish AmbatEdit

Hey! Can I (re)create the deleted article of Rathish Ambat? I believe the person passes the notability test. If you also do believe so and could do something about the administrators' block, it'd be great. Else, I could try to start it as a draft. What do you think? — JosephJames 09:42, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

I think it is safer to start in the draft and the have an administrator moving it (for instance, by submitting it for approval).--Ymblanter (talk) 09:46, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

File:Aeronautical Development Agency logo.jpgEdit

Can you please license review File:Aeronautical Development Agency logo.jpg?— Vaibhavafro💬 05:19, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 05:21, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Palestine-Israel articles 4 arbitration case commencingEdit

In August 2019, the Arbitration Committee resolved to open the Palestine-Israel articles 4 arbitration case as a suspended case due to workload considerations. The Committee is now un-suspending and commencing the case.

For the Arbitration Committee, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:09, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

ANI closeEdit

Concerning the topic ban, I do not see a clear consensus. Whereas most of the commenters supported some form of topic ban, there is no consensus whether it must be one-way or two-way.

You mean interaction ban, right? – filelakeshoe (t / c) 🐱 09:07, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Yes, indeed, thanks for noticing. I will correct now.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:11, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Maxim BerezovskyEdit

Hello, there is a new controversy around the name of Maxim Berezovsky. User Ушкуйник changed lasting articke name from Maxim Berezovsky to Maxim Berezovski using the false pretext: "According to Greene's Biographical Encyclopedia of Composers". But this book uses the name "Maxim Berezovsky". Other sources also have name "Maxim Berezovsky": Eighteenth-Century Russian Music, On Russian Music, History of Russian Church Music, 988-1917 etc. The old name should be returned. --KHMELNYTSKYIA (talk) 13:19, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

I am afraid this very message violates your topic ban. I am not going to block you for this, since you might misunderstand the scope, but the next time you can be blocked. When I have time, I will look into the Berezovsky article.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:04, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Protection for Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar KeEdit

Hi, the article Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke is being subjected to frequent disruptive edits and was requested for protection which was declined by you. Do consider it again for page protection. Noobie anonymous (talk) 09:57, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

As far as I see, I blocked the only user who caused recent disruption.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:08, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

your assistance please...Edit

You courtesy deleted User:LauraHale and User talk:LauraHale. I thought that, normally, while an individual could get their main User: page deleted, User talk: pages were normally preserved, so that third parties could understand, and learn from, whatever controversy lead to their departure. Normally aren't user talk pages usually only courtesy blanked?

I don't know anything about User:LauraHale, except I gather that she had a conflict with Fram, some time ago, and, in several fora, Fram's defenders are now saying stuff like, "Oh yeah? What about all the people Laura Hale harrassed?"

Was there something exceptional about her departure?

Was it intentional that her contribution history can't be examined?

If there was something exceptional what kind of summary can you offer? Geo Swan (talk) 16:47, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Okay, I found User:Vanished user adhmfdfmykrdyr, so I can look at the history. I am still interested in the question of deletion versus blanking of User talk:LauraHale. Geo Swan (talk) 16:57, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
(ec) She vanished during WP:FRAM, and got renamed into a vanished user. The page and the talk page I believe are still available under that new name (which I do not have at hand, but which would not be difficult to find, for example, at the talk page of the recently closed ArbCom case). What I deleted were redirects, which otherwise were getting some regular mailing she was subscribed to and did not care to unsubscribe.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:01, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Okay, thanks for the quick reply. Geo Swan (talk) 21:03, 8 October 2019 (UTC)


Hello, User:Milindvaradan is a sock of User:Rajisharmaofficial85. This user has been constantly reverting, disrupting and removing content. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2409:4055:201:34DE:0:0:2549:F8A1 (talk) 17:41, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done, thanks--Ymblanter (talk) 17:48, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi, User:Selfmade323 is another sock of the above. Please revert their disruptive edits on Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke ad well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2409:4055:50F:1769:31D6:279A:56B6:F24D (talk) 17:09, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

I do not see sufficient grounds for this conclusion. Please open a sockpuppet investigation.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:41, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

File:Badge of Garud Commando Force.jpegEdit

Can you please delete this. Someone sent me this saying it’s official. I thought it was legitimate.But a simple google search revealed that it’s a filtered (png to jpeg) version of the one available here. Please. I don’t want to get into trouble because of this. — Vaibhavafro💬 15:30, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

I put it up for deletion, you could have done the same.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:47, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Joaquin PhoenixEdit

Thank you for protecting the page of Phoenix. The amount of vandalism going on that page is ridiculous. I was thinking of protecting the article myself, but you beat me to the punch. Thank you once more. Tony the Marine (talk) 13:58, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Sure, no problem.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:59, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Andrew RannellsEdit

Though the PC protection expired, the "Andrew Rannells" has seen reverts of mostly unsourced info in past months. Should the protection be reinstated? -- George Ho (talk) 02:15, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 05:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

File:Julang-2 SLBM.jpgEdit

Please license review this image. It’s quite important. Thanks.— Vaibhavafro💬 09:48, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

This is not quite my speciality. Would you mind asking the Military History wikiproject?--Ymblanter (talk) 09:58, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
@Ymblanter:Not at all. Thanks, — Vaibhavafro💬 10:36, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
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