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Some baklava for you!Edit

  Nice work on Economy of Venezuela. bobrayner (talk) 18:29, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Would you consider improving some other, related articles? Let me know if you need help with anything. bobrayner (talk) 16:52, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome! I just learned how to use the talk board so I'm sorry for the tardy response.

Thank you, --ZiaLater (talk) 01:01, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your outstanding work in the 2014 Venezuelan Protests article. Jamez42 (talk) 02:42, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Since the start of the 2014 Venezuelan protests, you have tirelessly helped to improve its article, have done a marvelous work and made over 800 edits (and counting!). I reward you with this barnstar two months after the Youth Day in Venezuela. Congratulations, you deserve it!. --Jamez42 (talk) 02:49, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

My first barnstar! Thank you for your help on the article too Jamez42. All of those pictures were needed in the article. Stay safe!
Thank you!--ZiaLater (talk) 02:52, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome, you really deserve it :) I'll try to keep helping with the article too, stay safe too!--Jamez42 (talk) 03:02, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Leopoldo LopezEdit

I recently noticed an egregious BLP violation on the Czech page of Leopoldo López found here. The content violates Wikipedia's BLP policy and the source they are using is far from reliable. I tried fixing it but I was quickly reverted. Do you think you could help me out in trying to remove this information? I noticed you contributed significantly to Leopoldo Lopez's English page so I decided to come to you for help. Thank you in advance! Hope to hear back soon. (talk) 23:50, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

I can take a look but I have to warn you about canvassing. I will add information about him to the page since there isn't much.--ZiaLater (talk) 00:59, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Venezuelan protestsEdit

Hi, I see that you are working at the "2014 Venezuelan protests" page with a focus on cooperation and a non-confrontational approach. Good for that. Are you pro-oposition or chavista? Or neither? I wish I could contribute more to the page but the article is very big, and I like to focus more on elections than anything else. --yeah_93 (talk) 17:53, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to the article! The article has had a lot of disputes so I try to keep things as neutral as possible. I see benefits from both positions. I have a lot of sources from what people claim are "opposition sources" but most of those sources are just for the timeline. In the case of Chavez, he did a lot of good things for the people but a lot of things went wrong during his presidency too. We're human and we aren't perfect. Enough of my spiel...
If you want to contribute to elections just look at the elections section in the article. It could use a little more if you compare it to the economic section. If you want to broaden your use of sources I suggest that you use Google Chrome as it will roughly translate what is said in Spanish sources. If you want to focus on more elections in Venezuela, I suggest that you look at the Hugo Chavez article since it seems like a lot of stuff is missing there. Again, welcome to the article and if you need any more help just ask!--ZiaLater (talk) 19:34, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I'm unsure what SPA means. But I noticed you immediately redid my edits. One of them made a claim with no support in the referenced citation. That's why I reworded it. The line I deleted was pure speculation and didn't add anything to the facts of the constituent assembly. I know you don't want to be called slanted, I would not do that because I dont know you. I just think that as it looks right now I"m only seeing US sources and opposition friendly positions. Toka248 (User talk:Toka248#top|talk]]) 07:49, 30 July 2017


Something in which you might be interested is being discussed here. This is a blanket alert given to multiple editors, a response is not needed. DocumentError (talk) 05:45, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

I responded, thank you for the alert.--ZiaLater (talk) 08:18, 5 October 2014 (UTC)


  The Special Barnstar
for good-natured, congenial and polite interaction in an article that otherwise completely lacks it DocumentError (talk) 08:19, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Forgot to reply to this @DocumentError:. Thank you for the Barnstar and for your contributions as well! I just tried to make things run as smoothly as possible.--ZiaLater (talk) 04:21, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Leopoldo LopezEdit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your outstanding work on Leopoldo López.DaltonCastle (talk) 18:49, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the barnstar and thanks for the cooperating on the article (you saved me a little bit of work)!--ZiaLater (talk) 23:05, 22 October 2014 (UTC)


  Venezuelan Pizza award
Pizza Makers Association of Venezuela, we give you this humble small pizza for savor without sharing it with anyone, provided to continue creating articles about Venezuela for every pizza that you give away. Wilfredor (talk) 12:06, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the pizza! Someone must have read that it is my favorite! :)--ZiaLater (talk) 22:14, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year ZiaLater!Edit

Thanks Wilfredor. Have a great 2015 as well!--ZiaLater (talk) 16:56, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Podemos leadersEdit

Don't worry; you at least try to make constructive edits, not like the occasional troll trying to unilaterally modify parties' ideologies on their respective articles because they feel like it. As about Podemos, really the only "leader" as of now is Pablo Iglesias as Secretary-General. There is no "President" or "Spokeperson" offices as in other parties, nor any other relevant office being worth mentioned in the infobox. Of course, there is the "founder" option, but there are just too many to fit the infobox: Pablo Iglesias, Iñigo Errejón, Carolina Bescansa, Juan Carlos Monedero, Luis Alegre, Tania González, Teresa Rodríguez, etc. The Spanish article also does it this way, mentioning only Pablo Iglesias as Secretary-General. Cheers. Impru20 (talk) 17:37, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Ok, thank you. You're doing a good job at keeping the article in line.--ZiaLater (talk) 17:39, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Podemos graphEdit

Oops, sorry, I missed the message. Well, I don't think we should use a different graph, because it could hide useful data that would be interesting to get the whole picture. It's not the same for the graph to start in April 2014, when PP was at ~30% and PSOE at ~25% (with IU and UPyD around ~15% and ~10%, respectively) that it to start from 2011. Keep in mind that Podemos' rise came as a result of PP and PSOE's erosion, because of PP's government management and PSOE's inability to effectively build a credible opposition to it, and that's a situation that has built up since the last general election to now.

Btw, it is also a lot simpler to keep updating just one graph that doing it with two. Impru20 (talk) 10:46, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

@Impru20:Ok, sounds good. I just wanted to show the actual rise of Podemos but I guess your explanation helps. I'll keep the file in case popularity for Podemos changes so we could still show the "rise" in that particular section. Thanks for replying!--ZiaLater (talk) 22:15, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Venezuela money for Bolívar ArticleEdit

Hi ZiaLater, I uploaded to my personal gallery a low size scanned version, however, i dont know how upload it here under fair use, could you help me? [1]. thanks --The_Photographer (talk) 01:12, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

@The Photographer:They look very nice and thanks for saving me a couple of minutes of scanning since I was missing one. Give me a few minutes and I'll guide you through it.--ZiaLater (talk) 01:16, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
@The Photographer: Ok, start on the WP Upload Wizard here, fill in the first few boxes and then click the "This is a copyrighted, non-free work, but I believe it is Fair Use" (middle selection). After that, there should be a selection dropbox where you can choose "Depiction of currency (banknotes, coins etc.)", for the "Original publication" you can place "own image". For the "purpose", you can say "It adds significantly to the article, as the article is specifically about the subject of the image." For the alternative, you can say "Cannot be replaced with a copyright free alternative." --ZiaLater (talk) 01:55, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Nice, thanks --The_Photographer (talk) 02:34, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Persec. YazidisEdit

(In answering on: User talk:Corriebertus#Persecution of Yazidis by ISIL article, 9 April.)

Hello, ZiaLater. I'll not react now on your changes in the Infobox, I'll just react on your section 'Releases of Yaz...'. If I assume (without checking) that your added facts are correct, I'm not very satisfied to see that new subsection arranged under a section (§3) called 'Massacres...', because releasing is not massacring/forced exile/slavery/human trafficking/etc..

Releasing is (of course) interesting and important, but it is not massacring or the like. If you feel this article is the best place to mention it, then mention it there in a separate, new, section. That would separate in from 'the massacres', presenting it as a sort of aftermath, or 'side-topic'. --Corriebertus (talk) 12:16, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

@Corriebertus: Ok, I made a separate section for the release information. I figured it might have fit in with the human trafficking elements in the section but you're right. Thanks for the response!--ZiaLater (talk) 12:23, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
You are really quick. I was just on my way to change my words, because they could seem a bit bossy, severe. It is all just my opinion, nothing more, that was what I had wanted to make clearer, in my posting of 15 minutes ago. But yes: this new presentation of yours pleases me more, it seems correcter to me. --Corriebertus (talk) 12:30, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
@Corriebertus: Don't worry, I've had worse encounters with users and I didn't find your words offensive. I also saw that you are from the Netherlands and found a related article that may interest you. Thanks for your help!--ZiaLater (talk) 12:33, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Bye, for now. --Corriebertus (talk) 16:22, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

English "Anexo"Edit

I dont know how is Anexo in wikipedia on english, Anexo is a special name for something that is not really a article, it could be a list or graphics. This could be interesting for you. --The_Photographer (talk) 19:19, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

@The Photographer: That is interesting. I'm not sure if there is something like that on the english Wikipedia but it would be nice to have if someone wanted to analyze the economic situation for themselves. I think you should look at this too (Microsoft Excel).--ZiaLater (talk) 22:30, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Chart sourceEdit

Please, could you upload each chart data (source program) to commonsarchive adding the template {{Commons Archive|}} for each graphic uploaded for you in commons, and please remember add source information about your charts in commons because "Own work" is not enough, you need add a link of the primary source also. Upload source file to commonsarchive is important for translate it to spanish or make any modification. I remember that you are using some software in your macos, you can upload it directly to commonsarchive or if you have another files about the same chart you could compress all the files in one Zip file and upload it to commonsarchive also. You could try LibreOffice. Thanks, I am translating every article that you are publishing to spanish, please, let me know some important to add. Cheers --The_Photographer (talk) 13:50, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

BTW. You must be careful with the inflation figures of the BCV, they have changed their method of calculation for down more --The_Photographer (talk) 13:52, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
BTW2 this extension is enabled in Wikipedia --The_Photographer (talk) 16:19, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
I'll read over this stuff and do it once I feel confident that I didn't screw up anything. Thanks for showing me this!--ZiaLater (talk) 17:31, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Take a look this chart and my war in spanish --The_Photographer (talk) 13:29, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

La Mancha NegraEdit

hey its Plazmid, i know youve been helping me on La Mancha Negra, and was wondering if you could please help me make it bigger and help add detail im not ver good at it, it is my first time. im also writing a book about it so i need La Mancha Negra to get bigger!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Plazmid (talkcontribs) 10:23, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

@Plazmid: I can see what I can do. It is an interesting article and quite fun compared to the others I work on.--ZiaLater (talk) 10:29, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

it looks absolutely professional dude!! well done Hooray!!!

@Plazmid:You're welcome. It was difficult finding some things but if you enter "La Mancha Negra" (with the quotation marks) in Google, it will show more. Since it is in Spanish, using a browser like Google Chrome may help since it is easier to have it translate instead of trying to do it in your head. Let me know if you need any assistance with any other articles!--ZiaLater (talk) 19:52, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

i did not know that, thats interesting. thanks i will!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Plazmid (talkcontribs) 09:40, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Spanish version of last graphEdit

Hi Zia, could you please do a spanish version of File:President Maduro's approval rating.png, you could overwrite this file. thanks --The_Photographer (talk) 14:25, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

I'll work on it soon. Thanks for reminding me!--ZiaLater (talk) 17:44, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks and welcome :) --The_Photographer (talk) 22:16, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
I will try to work on it today. I have been busy with catching up with things.--ZiaLater (talk) 02:53, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

@The Photographer: All done. Sorry for the delay!--ZiaLater (talk) 06:15, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Np, Remember that its your time. thanks!. :) --The_Photographer (talk) 12:36, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Economy of VenezuelaEdit

I concur... Hammersbach (talk) 16:22, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Re: Welcome backEdit

Hi ZiaLater! Thanks for your message, if you look at my contributions I'm like a bear, editing a lot in a period of time to then hibernate for the rest of the year :). I see that you are interested in Venezuela, I hope we can do something with this empty house in the future. Cheers --Oscar (talk) 02:53, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Corruption in Equatorial GuineaEdit

Hello again! Any chance you could check out this page and offer suggestions/make changes where you see fit? I recently created this page and am hoping to improve it some more. DaltonCastle (talk) 00:58, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

@DaltonCastle: I'll take a look.--ZiaLater (talk) 14:38, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


Hey! Long time no see! Not long ago I applied to be a member of Wikimedia Venezuela. I just thought I'd pass by and see how things are going :) Maybe in the future we can help each other editing articles again, take care! --Jamez42 (talk) 01:12, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

@Jamez42: Nice to see you again too. I've been less busy lately but have done a lot since I last talked to you.--ZiaLater (talk) 23:18, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Invite you to read a bookEdit

Hi Zia, long time ago that I haven't news from you, however, in this moment I want invite you to read the book "el poder y el delirio" of the author Enrique Krauze. This book explain from severals references a detailed biography of Hugo Chavez and his failed project. I have a kindle version and if you are interesed, please, let me know. --The_Photographer (talk) 17:19, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

@The Photographer: I'm interested. I'll try to get my hands on it!--ZiaLater (talk) 06:43, 23 July 2016 (UTC)


Hi ZiaLater, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! ~ Rob13Talk 03:34, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Latin American 10,000 Challenge inviteEdit

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Latin America/The 10,000 Challenge ‎ has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Argentina etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. At some stage we hope to run some contests to benefit Latin American content, a destubathon perhaps, aimed at reducing the stub count would be a good place to start, based on the current Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon. If you would like to see this happening for Latin America, and see potential in this attracting more interest and editors for the country/countries you work on please sign up and being contributing to the challenge! This is a way we can target every country of Latin America, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant!♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 00:57, 27 October 2016 (UTC)


Hi, I am aware, for experience, that you are proficient at cherry-picking sources in order to push a POV, but have at least a modicum of decency and bring a sentence that unambiguously mentions the "pink tide". Best regards.--Asqueladd (talk) 23:24, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

@Asqueladd:Pretty sure they are talking about the Pink Tide here. I can provide more sources if you would like. Thanks for your concern!--ZiaLater (talk) 00:22, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Hi. Look at the changes I've made to the lead. I've rephrased the whole thing. I have only removed the "New right" part from the lead, transferring it to the body, as it looks to be the most undue.--Asqueladd (talk) 19:47, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
@Asqueladd: Looks better. I fixed just a few wording issues and that was it. Thank you.--ZiaLater (talk) 05:05, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Crisis in Venezuela articleEdit

Hi Zia! You are right, but before 2013 the situation in Venezuela was good, I tell you this because I live in Venezuela and I'm always seeing and reading how the things are going.. So, you cannot say that this crisis is "Bolivarian crisis" because when you say that, you mean that the crisis started in 1999, when it isn't.. However, thankyou for your contribution in the page! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stranger789 (talkcontribs) 04:46, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

@Stranger789: I know that you live in Venezuela, but on Wikipedia we cannot have original research (Wikipedia:OR). So we can say it happened in Bolivarian Venezuela but we can't exactly get an exact date. You might have had a personal experience in your social class that was much different than others in 2013, others might have been suffering long beforehand. Not trying to assume anything as this is an example, but this is why it would be more suitable to have the title more vague.--ZiaLater (talk) 07:41, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

@Stranger789: I'm helping to Stranger User on Wikipedia Spanish too. It's difficult be neutral when you are a element in the crisis. Stranger I underestand your personal motive, however, it's irrelevant for Wikipedia Articles. I know that spanish Venezuelan articles are unbalanced because nobody take care of this non neutrality issue, however, taking a radical point of view is not helping and it could generate a counterproductive vision and a reason to doubt the veracity of the information. I can tell you about my personal case, I am Venezuelan exiled and my vision is biased against the current government in Venezuela. I have withdrawn from the editing of these controversial articles to avoid a blockade. Whether you want it or not, there are radical visions within some users on Wikipedia, the mechanics of wikipedia operation makes the majority usually with left-wing political thinking. --The_Photographer (talk) 12:39, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Minimum wage in VenezuelaEdit

I think that this graphic could be useful for you File:Salário Mínimo Bolivar x Dolar 1980-2015.svg The_Photographer (talk) 19:31, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Invitation to take a look at our first articleEdit


We are students writing an article on COPREDAL as part of our class Academic Discourse and Writing at Tec de Monterrey. Since you are an experienced Wikipedian and have an interest in these kind of topics, we would like to know if you could take a few moments to take a look at the article and give us feedback. Thank you for your time. --Castañeda.M (talk) 21:20, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

@Castañeda.M: I'll certainly help you.--ZiaLater (talk) 15:08, 24 March 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for the offer! I have a drafting process that I require of students, which is actually the same process I use myself (Im working on an article along with them in my sandbox). Their article is in the "organize info into main headers" into grouping into paragraphs (which mine is in). It will also need to be shortened as they have a word limit of 500 (better a short, well-done article than....). Sentence structure and putting citations in proper format will come after that. You are welcome to make suggestions about organization and which info is the most important to keep right now, but please dont start making changes to the sentences (such as they are) or citations.... yet. They have a deadline for the current step of Monday. Again, thanks!Thelmadatter (talk) 00:25, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

@Thelmadatter: Ok, I only made a few changes and the one citation as an example for them. Thanks for the reply.--ZiaLater (talk) 01:38, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Editor's Barnstar
Fantastic work on expanding the newly created 2017 Venezuelan self-coup d'état. It was very refreshing to encounter such a balanced and well-written page, especially for a topic so new. Yvarta (talk) 03:36, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
@Yvarta: Thank you! I try my best.--ZiaLater (talk) 05:00, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

ANI NoticeEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 11:43, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

About Venezuela current crisisEdit

Maybe you could (or I), try translate part of this article to the english version. --The_Photographer (talk) 19:31, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

@The Photographer: What part should we focus on? It seems like that article has more details on the responses. We already have the article here on 2017 Venezuelan constitutional crisis.--ZiaLater (talk) 23:57, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
I think that we should focus on the raisons of the problem and explain what is happening using a neutral editing. In this moment I'm translating everything what you're doing and in the same time I'm in the street with the people here. I'm sorry for my delay and please let me know what I could translate. Thanks Zia, a hug --The_Photographer (talk) 16:47, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
@The Photographer: I think that the difference between the Spanish article and the English article is that the Spanish article is grouping the protest info into it while we have a separate article, the 2017 Venezuelan protests. In my opinion, I think that the constitutional crisis is over after the reversal of the decision but the government is still attempting to consolidate its actions solely to its own party. Maduro has said recently that he is surprised that the National Assembly isn't in jail yet. So, either way the government will still use the TSJ for its own purposes and bypass the NA in order to keep the "revolution" going. The current protests, though they stemmed from the constitutional crisis, are more of the opposition gathering dissatisfied Venezuelans who want change. I wouldn't say that the protests are due to the constitutional crisis, but the entire crisis itself.
With the pope asking for more dialogue, Maduro pleading to the opposition to keep talking, and for the opposition to criticize the pope while continuing protests, it is difficult to see where this is going to go. I think the protests will continue for a bit, but eventually the opposition will have to think about elections. Capriles had nothing to lose since he was banned so he decided to protest. It's interesting that Henry Ramos Allup has stayed out of all of this and the protests since he is seeking to run for president. His wife, Diana D'Agostino, is even criticizing the protesting opposition on TeleSUR (state media) and supposedly looked down on Lilian Tintori for leading the protests. She kinda agreed with me on Capriles having nothing to lose and wanting to protest, almost as if he is a sore loser. What's interesting is that with Allup supposedly having ties through his brother-in-law Francisco D'Agostino an executive of Derwick Associates (who also has some controversial links to PSUV officials), it makes me skeptical that the crisis in Venezuela will resolve anytime soon. I just hope that your family and everyone else is doing well through these tough times. It seems that there is a power vacuum in the country which is never a good thing. Take care.--ZiaLater (talk) 20:21, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
Hi Zia, thanks for your quick answer. I agree with you IMHO the crisis is not solving and actually because the oposition need the GNB to do the change, however, the current GNB is actually Cuban G2. On the other hand, Francisco papa is calling to do a not sence dialog (laltelly he added -"we need clear rules"- comment). BTW, My mother is with me in this moment, however, I did'nt get she here in Brazil because She want comme back to be with my father and sister (and her baby). The people don't want get out of the country because always there is another family member in Venezuela and it's creating a human chaing of pain. About of WP Spanish article, beleave me that Spanish Wikipedia edition is like a war because there are government employees rollbacking my editions and generating false consensus. BTW, you were quoted here, however, only me was pinged --The_Photographer (talk) 20:47, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

@The Photographer: Wow, I actually take back some of what I said. I guess Henry Ramos Allup did march today. Also, the new constitution topic is evolving as well.--ZiaLater (talk) 22:38, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Yes I know very close the Allup and D'Angostino situation, maybe the "chavismo" had created a false oposition or simply there are a common good called corruption and the supposed struggle between opposition and government is only a circus to keep the population distracted. Btw, in this moment There is another coup calling to constituent communal assembly and IMHO it's another smoke screen. --The_Photographer (talk) 01:07, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your great work on the article. The topic is again at ITN/C, perhaps you have some input as you have done most of the work in those articles Wikipedia:In_the_news/Candidates#Venezuelan_protests --Pudeo (talk) 02:05, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Editor's Barnstar
You're a great editor, girl, and you're helping the world to hear the voice of Venezuela. Cheers, from a Brazilian contributor! Holy Goo (talk) 04:45, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@Holy Goo: Thanks. I think it is something that people often overlook.--ZiaLater (talk) 00:00, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Take a look to thisEdit

This image became more and more common in Venezuela where churchs now are of "Chavez live forever in us"

--The_Photographer (talk) 13:50, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

About narcosobrinos pictureEdit

Dear ZiaLater,

I uploaded another version of File:Narcosobrinos arrest.jpg, please, let me know if it's ok for you or I could rollback my version to keep your version on top. Thanks --The_Photographer (talk) 17:59, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

@The Photographer: Looks good. You should reply to my other message too.--ZiaLater (talk) 12:17, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Pictures (and videos) of the protestsEdit

I have several pictures from the protests of the latest days that I still have to upload on Commons as well as videos that I have to convert from mp4 to webm. In the meantime, you could let me know of which kind of photos are missing in the articles, not just from the timeline but also in the main and related articles, so I'll take in mind the next time I march. Good night! --Jamez42 (talk) 01:44, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

PD: I'm still taking pictures from my cellphone; I've changed the setting to take them with a high resolution, but I hope that they're good enough. --Jamez42 (talk) 01:45, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

@Jamez42: I can take a look at your uploads. You can pick a couple of your favorites and put them on my talk page as well. Stay safe!--ZiaLater (talk) 06:08, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Telegram channelsEdit

If you're interested and you don't mind receiving daily messages, I recommend @UCVconexión and @monitoreoccs as news channels in Telegram. They're specially useful for users in Caracas and it also provides quick reports about the marches and irregularities. --Jamez42 (talk) 13:32, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Arbitration case request declinedEdit

The Arbitration Committee has declined the Smartmatic Page Reverts arbitration case request, which you were listed as a party to. Please contact me if you have any questions. For the Arbitration Committee, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 03:51, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

INT nominationEdit

Hi! I thought you might be interested in seeing the current nomination in the INT of the Venezuelan referendum. There are some users that are opposing the idea and I don't want to force against what might already be a consensus, but maybe you could suggest a better alternative to highlight the situation of the country. Cheers! --Jamez42 (talk) 01:59, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

@Jamez42: Thanks for letting me know. I looked a few days ago for a nomination, so I will check it out.--ZiaLater (talk) 03:09, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Talkpage layoutEdit

To reply, this is how it should go:

Original post "What cars do you like?"

First reply "I like Volkswagens!"
Reply #1 to first reply "I think Volkswagens are stupid.."
Reply to reply #1 to first reply "No, they're great!"
Reply #2 to first reply "Me too!"
Second reply "I like Hyundai!"
Reply #1 to second reply "I think Hyundai cars break down easy"
Reply number three "I like Honda!"
Reply number four "I like Saab"

See also: Help:Using talk pages#Indentation. Use one more colon than the post you are replying to. (One easy way to do this is to copy and paste their colons and add one extra.) Always also preview your post before saving to make sure the indentation is correct. If you like, I can provide the diffs of where you have indented incorrectly. (I have been correcting your posts, so you will not be able to see by glancing at the talkpage now.) Softlavender (talk) 08:06, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Ok. Thank you for your help, Softlavender.--ZiaLater (talk) 08:09, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Parallel supreme courtEdit

Hi The MUD have created a parallel court. Could you add it ? --Panam2014 (talk) 16:36, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi Panam2014! They actually haven't created a "parallel" court, they nominated people to replace the existing TSJ. I did not really see them make rulings or exert any authority yet, so the topic is not notable enough for Wikipedia yet. The opposition attempted to make a parallel government, but backed away from the "Government of National Unity" plan. I think it would be safe to wait and see how things turn out.--ZiaLater (talk) 23:34, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Recent DisputeEdit

Hello, I am reaching out to you about a recent dispute you were involved in regarding the Smartmatic article. From my understanding, you reported users Carriedevalle23 and E-Dem snoopy for a possible conflict of interest. I am writing an in-depth article about the management of Wikipedia and I am trying to learn more about situations like yours. Would you be willing to talk to me more about this situation?  --Investigativereporter (talk) 14:38, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

@Investigativereporter: There's not much to talk about. What you can see there is pretty much all that happened.--ZiaLater (talk) 02:51, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Aristóbulo IstúrizEdit

As you seem to be quite active and I'm not well at understanding Spanish, and also because the talk page of the article is not having a lot of activity any more, I hope you can help with an issue on National Constituent Assembly 2017 of Venezuela. The first VP Aristóbulo Istúriz was replaced by Elvis Amoroso on 17 August. This was done because Istúriz had been selected as a gubernatorial candidate. ( I have updated the article to show Elvis as the first VP. However, what I don't know is whether Istúriz is still a member of the Presidential Commission of the Assembly. If you can help with it and find a source also, I will be highly obliged. Thank you. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 18:24, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

MonsterHunter32, yeah, it's a mess finding who holds what position in Venezuela. I'll try to find something for you.--ZiaLater (talk) 23:24, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Nicolás MaduroEdit

You have recently took part in a discussion about Nicolás maduro at my talk page. I have moved it to Talk:Nicolás Maduro#Oil prices Cambalachero (talk) 15:25, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red 2017Edit

Announcing Women in Red's November 2017 prize-winning world contest

Contest details: create biographical articles for women of any country or occupation in the world: November 2017 WiR Contest

Read more about how Women in Red is overcoming the gender gap: WikiProject Women in Red

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Hi! I'm thinking about translating or creating biographies about Venezuelan women during this contest, I thought you might be interested in checking it out. Cheers! --Jamez42 (talk) 01:49, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

@Jamez42: Sounds like a good idea.--ZiaLater (talk) 02:07, 2 November 2017 (UTC)


Hi Yesterday, the zimbabwean justice retroactively cancelled the dismissal of Emmerson, so Emmerson was interim president or the office was vacant ?--Panam2014 (talk) 15:27, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

@Panam2014: I would say so. There were not many sources saying the other person was in office, so I think this must have been the plan all along.--ZiaLater (talk) 03:32, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you Softlavender. Couldn't have done it without you.--ZiaLater (talk) 03:13, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Pink Tide discussionEdit

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I know, I've been warned before. That's why I said "you are my trusted Latin America/political/neutrality users". I know they are neutral and have been involved in similar articles, but with you saying they "hold the same opinion as you" is a lack of good faith. Usually when I ask for the opinion of others it is because I do not want editing to devolve into an edit war, especially in articles where users are scant. In a side note, why are you not placing a notification on their talk page as well? They did the same thing and I did not chase them with a pitchfork. I find this interesting... --ZiaLater (talk) 15:39, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm using a pre-made template so any content complain of it that you have is not because I wrote it. Pinging people who has been part of a discussion or previous editors in an article is not carvassing, but feel free to report it in the Incidents noticeboard if you think it is as I will if you do it again. Greetings. --Dereck Camacho (talk) 20:46, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Violence against women by countryEdit

I saw your post on the Project Med talk page and thought I would reply here instead. First I love your idea and don't get discouraged if the interest level is not what it should be. Second, I would be glad to help and since my specialty is women's health topics, I'm probably a good editor to collaborate with on this. I am very good at finding the required medical citations and I have access to the huge medical school library at the University of Pittsburgh. I also have access to other sociology-type journals. In addition, I've been frustrated by the 'ho-hum' attitude regarding topics like this. I wrote the clinical content that was added to Rape. I also wrote Sexism in medicine (no surprise there, I suppose). On a personal level, I am absolutely dismayed and alarmed at the violence against women in sub-sahara African. I'll take a look at all the other chatter on all the other relevant talk pages to better orient myself to the scope of this 'project'. I have confidence that we can make this work. Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   and Merry Christmas 18:03, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

@Barbara (WVS): Thank you for your interest! Since you live in the United States, I may start with an article surrounding that topic so it may be more familiar. I remember reading about how even in the media in the United States, there are violent undertones in certain images (male dominance, etc). This could be incorporated, but I do not know if I will go that far. Merry Christmas to you as well!----ZiaLater (talk) 20:49, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
We can certainly start with the US if you like. Perhaps then we can use this article as some kind of pattern for the subsequent articles. The image you linked to also is some kind of clue to how the violence is often condoned in popular culture. I will follow your lead. If you want to put a draft in your user space I can also work on it there. I will start to look around in my sources to see what I can find. Keep in touch. Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   and Merry Christmas 22:41, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

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@Anomalocaris: Thanks! Never noticed this since I did it manually so long ago!----ZiaLater (talk) 20:42, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
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Hi ZiaLater, I've been unable to follow or figure out the issue(s) you posted on my talkpage and/or pinged me about. If it's still a concern, and you still want my input, would you mind carefully explaining all the details here on your talkpage? (If it's no longer a concern, then you can simply ignore this message.) Softlavender (talk) 08:11, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Happy new year!Edit

I've been a little busy lately, but I just want to wish you a late merry Christmas and a happy new year. Take care! --Jamez42 (talk) 17:06, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Have you been active on Commons?Edit

Your image, File:Implied_vs_Official_Value_VEF.png, needs to be updated. The 10:1 official rate is now a thing of the past. It should now show an official rate of 24,982 VEF per USD and a parallel rate of over 230,000 VEF per USD. You made your latest edit on the Commons more than two weeks ago. Thanks to inflation, this image has been outdated and there is a new official exchange rate. Eyesnore 22:36, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

@Eyesnore: I have kept an eye on it but I thought my file was being replaced by another? I will take another look in the next few hours (days?).----ZiaLater (talk) 20:01, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
@ZiaLater: The other file is using a log chart rather than a linear chart for better portrayal of implied inflation. Can you try having a log chart on your file's new version instead? Eyesnore 21:14, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Venezuelan parliamentary election, 2018Edit

Hi Could you review the article ? --Panam2014 (talk) 21:15, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Have you got spanish sources who said that the election will took place in 2018 ? I have seen source who said that the date will be announced next week.--Panam2014 (talk) 00:50, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
@Panam2014: I have not seen anything yet. I will let you know if I see anything.----ZiaLater (talk) 01:24, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
@Panam2014: Also, I have seen that the Constituent Assembly will meet this coming week to determine on what to do with legislative elections while the CNE will announce the final candidates for the 2018 presidential election.----ZiaLater (talk) 03:18, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
Do you have the sources? --Panam2014 (talk) 12:19, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
Have you got new sources ? Also, could you create article about the legislative council elections ? --Panam2014 (talk) 21:29, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
@Panam2014: So I don't know how it is worded, but the CNE's agreement with participating opposition parties "stipulates the election of legislative and municipal councilors, the extension of the term for the Electoral Registry and the qualification of the voting centers that were closed in the regional and municipal elections." [1] Does this mean that the legislative and municipal councilors will be elected in the same elections as the presidency?----ZiaLater (talk) 21:42, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
I think but we should wait. Have you got an idea for the article's names ? Because in 2017, it was not full regional election but governors election, and no municipal election, but mayors elections. And for National Assemly ? --Panam2014 (talk) 23:06, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
@Panam2014:To be honest, I do not know yet. Things are changing by the week. For all we know the election could have a different date again.----ZiaLater (talk) 01:56, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── @Panam2014: Ok, so here is a good source. According to La Verdad:

The main rector of the National Electoral Council of Venezuela (CNE) Tania D'Amelio reported today that only the 14 political parties that submitted candidacies for the presidential elections will have the right to register applicants to the more than 500 positions of regional legislators. ... The elections to which the official refers will be held next to the presidential elections announced for next May 20 and will define the names of the representatives of more than 500 of the Legislative Councils of the 23 states of the country. With this, most of the opposition parties were unable to measure themselves in this contest after refusing to participate in the presidential elections due to the alleged lack of guarantees, their distrust of the process and the authorities that direct the CNE, accused of serving the Government of Nicolás Maduro.

Hope this helps!----ZiaLater (talk) 18:39, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Frente AmplioEdit

Hi We should create an article about the organization. We have also for Movement We Are Venezuela for the new Maduro-led party. --Panam2014 (talk) 22:39, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

@Panam2014: I do not think that the Frente is notable enough for an article yet. After or closer toward the election if they become more notable, then an article should be considered. Just like the opposition's mock "Supreme Tribunal of Justice" that exists outside of Venezuela, I think this is just another name plastered onto the same group. Hope this helps!----ZiaLater (talk) 23:10, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Have you got sources about the name of the members of the ANC ? Also, the full list of candidates, by parties if possible ? --Panam2014 (talk) 12:42, 16 March 2018 (UTC)


Here is an opinion piece penned by Mark Weisbrot. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:50, 15 March 2018 (UTC)


The Michigan page you linked to says: AllSides uses a patented bias rating system to classify news sources as left, center, or right leaning. Components of the rating system include crowd-sourcing, surveys, internal research, and use of third party sources such as Wikipedia and research conducted by Groseclose and Milyo at UCLA. Note that while the Groseclose & Milyo results are popular, the methodology it is not without critique.

Crowd-sourced, uses Wikipedia, etc. The "leanings" for all of the news media it lists come from AllSides, not Pew. Your edit to HuffPost stated it is left to far-left. Your source says "These news sources are rated as "Left" by Allsides. According to the Pew survey, they are more trusted than distrusted by people who are mostly liberal, consistently liberal; and are more distrusted than trusted by people who are mostly conservative, and consistently conservative." It's pretty odd that the Michigan page turns that into "Far left", which suggests strongly to me it's not a reliable source itself. In any case, the actual source for the "lean" is AllSides. This is not a reliable source. Doug Weller talk 10:36, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

I forgot. The bit about audience relates to Pew, but the "leanings" which is what you are adding is from AllSides. Pew's source is 2014, a long time ago in political terms, and although your edit summary mentions audience, your text doesn't. Doug Weller talk 10:39, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
@Doug Weller: Ok, thank you for the explanation.----ZiaLater (talk) 12:01, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
And thank you for listening. Doug Weller talk 17:41, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Venezuelan articles NPOV noticeboard discussionEdit

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No linkEdit

I don't think that you've enabled email contact in your preferences. You will need to email me instead via Wikipedia. If you go to my talk page, you will see the option to email me in the left hand column. I have a topic ban that I need to explain to you before we start editing and I am not to discuss it on wiki (conditions of the ban). It won't stop the improvements to this first article on violence against women at all nor will it impact future country-specific topics related to violence against women.

I am looking forward to collaborating with a skilled and motivated editor like yourself. Best Regards, Barbara   20:06, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Wow! I am very impressed with how much you've added to the article! It is very high quality. I believe the article qualifies and meets the criteria for DYK. Are you okay if I nominate it? Barbara   18:57, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
@Barbara (WVS): Yes, that is fine. Thank you!----ZiaLater (talk) 20:18, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
I am glad you are pleased. I have been pretty amazed at what I have been finding out, really. What is your opinion about the topic and non-violent abuse of women? I'm thinking of mentioning it somewhere. Best Regards, Barbara   07:47, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
@Barbara (WVS): Like verbal abuse? I think that would still be violence. Abuse in general is violent in nature.----ZiaLater (talk) 17:17, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

@Barbara (WVS): I have a question. Should we change the title to something similar to Gender-based violence in Peru? I want the title to be as approachable as possible.----ZiaLater (talk) 20:06, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Actually, I see that the naming trend seems to be "Violence against women in X". I will change the Peruvian article momentarily.----ZiaLater (talk) 20:08, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

You are pretty perceptive. It is better to establish a consistent naming 'style' now rather than later. Barbara   20:26, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

@Barbara (WVS): Ok, I created Template:Violence against women by country. I will probably expand on this all soon so everything is more organized.----ZiaLater (talk) 21:06, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Most excellent! Nice looking template. Barbara   22:08, 14 May 2018 (UTC)


Thanks for keeping an eye out here. For some reason I missed that that status was related to the Non-Aligned Movement and not the presidency of Venezuela. Eik Corell (talk) 14:15, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

@Eik Corell: No problem. Having someone from a different country as a predecessor in the infobox can throw you off sometimes.----ZiaLater (talk) 22:50, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Falcon and COPEIEdit

Hi According to CNE, he is a registrated as COPEI candidate. --Panam2014 (talk) 16:13, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

And could you create an article for legislative councils election ? --Panam2014 (talk) 16:52, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Discussion at WP:MCQ#Duplicate non-free, but possibly PD filesEdit

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Template:Military of Peru deletionEdit

I don't understand your reason for wanting to delete Template:Military of Peru. You linked to the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history#National Military Templates, but that discussion is about the naming of templates, not their deletion, and does not mention this one in particular. If the name is the problem, then it should be renamed by moving it to the new title, not by deletion.

In any case, it cannot be deleted while it is in use on multiple articles. It would first have to be removed from all those articles. Furthermore, the speedy deletion request gets transcluded on to all the pages on which the template is used, placing multiple pages in the speedy deletion category, which is not a good thing. SpinningSpark 10:36, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

@Spinningspark: Sorry, I did not notice this. The exisiting "Peruvian Armed Forces" template was correct while the "Military of Peru" template I created was not according to the discussion. I'll remove the template. ----ZiaLater (talk) 10:39, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for El Paraíso stampedeEdit

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Watch out for 3RR on Peruvian Army, best to take the high road and let things play out. Acroterion (talk) 15:59, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

@Acroterion: Thank you. Should I make a revert? I was only attempting to remove vandalism.----ZiaLater (talk) 16:06, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
No. Vandalism is a lot more obvious than that, and I think this will resolve itself - it might be sub-optimal for now, but don't expose yourself to a 3RR accusation in turn. Acroterion (talk) 16:12, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
I don't want to Fight But Zia Needs to stop Saying that it's a Vandalism. You can't keep the Older Picture even im not doing as my favroute. Seriously, i give up Fighting on you if you ONE More Edit original Content. Then you are 100% Enemy to me because You didn't listen For That. Don't put Any Picture of white because People will think just a Old Gun used to be, i warn you. If you want to Coperate. Done. Loud and Clear ?. I will revent it if you still Didn't listen. Ciao.The Showgun Master (talk) 07:00, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

Your article move was completely inappropriateEdit

Given your previous participation in discussions at Talk:Crisis in Venezuela (2012–present), it is obvious that you ought to know how to properly request a move at WP:RM. Moving the article without discussion was not appropriate. —BarrelProof (talk) 06:53, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

And I just noticed that you did it twice. This sort of behavior could result in loss of your editing privileges. —BarrelProof (talk) 06:56, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

@BarrelProof: Sorry, I didn't think it would be too controversial. I'll put up a formal request, but the timeframe aspect of the article title has been a problem since it was first incorporated.----ZiaLater (talk) 14:26, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Another barnstar!Edit

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I'm super impressed by your consistency in editing (in many ways!) and dedication to sourcing. Thank you for tagging me in the diaspora peer review; I would have never learned about it otherwise. You do great work!! originalmesshow u doin that busta rhyme? 05:51, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

@Originalmess: Thank you for your compliments and thank you for you help!----ZiaLater (talk) 16:35, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Bolivarian diaspora copyeditEdit

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Shortages in VenezuelaEdit


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Article that the subject himself keeps trying to mass editEdit

Hi ZiaLater. Can you take a look at, and keep an eye on, Tulio Capriles Mendoza? The subject of the article keeps trying to mess with it, claiming that it defames him. Many of the citations are not immediately viewable, but maybe you are familiar with the situation or can find viewable citations or confirm what is in the article. Thanks! (PS: I put a search box on the talkpage of the article, and also added a news report I found to the talkpage.) Thanks again, Softlavender (talk) 04:32, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

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Venezuelan cinema task forceEdit

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Hi Zia, I was wondering if you can help me with something, I think you know how to make the background of these graphics transparent, right? --Dereck Camacho (talk) 23:19, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

@Dereck Camacho: I can give it a try.----ZiaLater (talk) 16:26, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --Dereck Camacho (talk) 16:37, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Syriza is the ruling party of GreeceEdit

It is enough to say Greece supports Maduro if the Party of the Prime Minister says so. Jim7049 (talk) 05:39, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

@Jim7049: Statements from political parties are not official declarations of a sovereign state or their representative. Thanks for discussing this, though.----ZiaLater (talk) 05:41, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

edit conflictEdit

Hi, Zia ... we had an edit conflict here, while I was editing text but you were doing something to the photo. I think I got the conflict resolved-- will you check? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 07:51, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

@SandyGeorgia: Looks fine now. Thanks!----ZiaLater (talk) 07:52, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
OK, I'm done for the day! Bedtime here, but hoping someone will work in the 8 days to elections or Europe goes with Guaido ... SandyGeorgia (Talk) 08:01, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

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International sanctions during Venezuela crisisEdit

Hi Zia, thanks to your contributions relating to 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis. I have a draft article that still needs improvement, which is User:Cyfraw/International sanctions during the Venezuelan crisis. You are welcome to improve this draft and then create the page. Thank you. cyrfaw (talk) 08:07, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

We all make mistakesEdit

Read wp:RFC, none of know all the rules.Slatersteven (talk) 12:41, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@Slatersteven: Thanks for understanding.----ZiaLater (talk) 12:42, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

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Prose size scriptEdit

Zia, see User:SandyGeorgia/monobook.js. You can create User:ZiaLater/monobook.js and import DrPda's prose size script, to see exactly how the elements on the page are adding to overall size, per WP:SIZE. For example, as of today:

  • Guido has:
Document statistics: (See here for details.)
File size: 365 kB
Prose size (including all HTML code): 46 kB
References (including all HTML code): 8281 B
Wiki text: 85 kB
Prose size (text only): 25 kB (3973 words) "readable prose size"
References (text only): 843 B
  • Presidential crisis has:
Document statistics: (See here for details.)
File size: 755 kB
Prose size (including all HTML code): 68 kB
References (including all HTML code): 10 kB
Wiki text: 181 kB
Prose size (text only): 38 kB (6038 words) "readable prose size"
References (text only): 1326 B

So, Guaido at about 4,000 words of prose has an overall size of 365KB, while Presidential crisis at about 6,000 words of prose (50% larger) has double the file size. Because the file size is impacted by the entire map section, which doesn't count as readable prose. If you run that script at Hugo Chavez, you'll see why I have been hollering for years about readable prose and the need for WP:SS there.

This is a very useful script. I may not have time to help you install it, as I have pending travel. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:18, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Also, look here; you have no scripts installed, so are missing out on all kinds of useful stuff. Have a look at the ones I use at:
These scripts are time savers. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:24, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
And ... you could use the archiving script for archiving your talk page! (See the archive stuff at my talk page by going in to edit mode.) SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:57, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

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Portrait in the Martin Vizcarra ArticleEdit

Hello Zia. I am happy to see you contributing in articles about your neighbors in the south. Specifically, I have a concern—well more of curiosity— about your edits in the biography article for the current President of Peru, Martin Vizcarra. I have noted that you have changed the article page photo of the president from the official presidential portrait of the public figure, to another photo. Best, DoctorSpeedWant to talk?

@DoctorSpeed: It looked like the official portrait file was about to be deleted, so I placed back the original image.----ZiaLater (talk) 21:46, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

"Cada cabeza es un mundo"Edit

If you ever need an example of how Venezuelanalysis lies, there you go ! Looks like you got under their skin; you should bet a barnstar for that! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 04:05, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

@SandyGeorgia: Same thing happened when I created the colectivo article. That map is inaccurate at best...----ZiaLater (talk) 13:05, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
It's just good to keep around, in case someone tries to say Venezuelanalysis is reliable and doesn't lie. Of particular note is that the African Union was so upset at the misrepresentation of their position, that they protested ! Saving Jamez42's sources from the talk page. [2][3] (I separately have encountered a Tweet that explains some of the recent disruptive editing (I was wondering why all of a sudden the rash of disruption). It is borderline recruiting, but not enough to add a {{recruiting}} tag to the article. Yet. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 13:12, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
@SandyGeorgia: Reading through this again made it even more disturbing:

Note on data: Where a government has not made a public statement in favour of Guaido, it has been presumed that they continue normal pre-January 23 diplomatic relations with Venezuela, essentially with the government of Nicolas Maduro. All charts are accurate as of February 6, 2019.

— Venezuelanalysis
The words "presumed" and "accurate" in the same statement? Pathetic.----ZiaLater (talk) 13:22, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Read through the Greyzone article proposed for incorporation at Guaido talk if you want to see logic that makes your brain explode! [4] Try getting through the first paragraph without being astonished : ) SandyGeorgia (Talk) 13:29, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Venezuela president recognitionEdit

South Korean government did not announce its position. South Korea is a dependent ally of the United States. South Korean government can not openly oppose American policy.Seoul1989 (talk) 21:34, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

@Seoul11989: [5]----ZiaLater (talk) 21:42, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
South Korean government did not explicitly declare neutrality. It is merely a statement of the basic position. Korean media also report that the government is not disclosing any specific position.Seoul1989 (talk) 02:06, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for 2019 Haitian protestsEdit

 On 16 February 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article 2019 Haitian protests, which you created and nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:03, 16 February 2019 (UTC)


Hello, could you please justify this revert. Thanks. BeŻet (talk) 14:15, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

@BeŻet: See my recent talk page edit.----ZiaLater (talk) 14:15, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Huh? Please justify your revert or I will be forced to remove the images again. BeŻet (talk) 14:17, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Could you please stop edit warring. BeŻet (talk) 14:24, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@BeŻet: Use the talk page. Your edits are not constructive. You are removing text and causing grammar errors.----ZiaLater (talk) 14:25, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Could you enlighten me how are the satellite images relevant in that section? BeŻet (talk) 14:29, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@BeŻet: The article was once in chronological order. I am currently editing it to make it this way again. The images were beside text from 2 February.----ZiaLater (talk) 14:39, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, this makes sense. You should have mentioned this straight away. BeŻet (talk) 14:41, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Stop constant reverts. A valid source is needed for the "millions" claim that isn't an opinion piece. BeŻet (talk) 15:57, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

@BeŻet: Sources were provided. Take to the talk page of the article and not here. You can ping me there.----ZiaLater (talk) 16:03, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
There are less disruptive methods of handling these situations than reverts. Please be more respectful. BeŻet (talk) 16:07, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Oh, the irony of that statement ! Bezet, might you acknowledge that you aren't very familiar with what reliable sources have to say on these topics, and are sapping up huge amounts of editorial time with your use of non-reliable sources? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:12, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Moving textEdit

Zia, it's important to enter a certain kind of edit summary when moving text. Attribution is required by copyright on Wikipedia, which translates more or less to, you always have to leave a trail in edit summary about where text came from when you move it. (Text I wrote is now in article I don't really edit, with no attribution to me, and although I don't really care, I have seen editors go bonkers over that.) Otherwise, as but one example, if there is a BLP vio or a COPYVIO in the text you pasted from one article to another, years down the road there won't be a trail to trace back the text and admins can't scrub the copyvio. (I've found copyvio in this series of edits, and found more today when I was trying to clean up all that text to a summary.) Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia explains the whole thing. Basically, just make sure you always indicate the article where you got the text in edit summary, with a wikilink to the article it came from (and I also always use a link to where I'm moving text). And if you forget to do that, you can make a dummy edit that does it after the fact.

Also, I can't write text around that Blumenthal issue because I'm afraid I will get into a BLP issue. Some of those folks like to sue, so very high quality sources are needed. But I wish the Venezuela-naive would understand the sorts of things that go on in Venezuela and why we insist on high-quality sources, knowing stuff like that happens! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 06:34, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

@SandyGeorgia: Thanks, I will have to remember this. ----ZiaLater (talk) 07:11, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
All done, I think ... now maybe tomorrow I can start building content. I have added nothing to Guaido for weeks! G'night, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 07:36, 26 February 2019 (UTC)


Hi, can you please return the color of Norway to gray in the map. Although I have referred to you in commons. Thanks--Sakiv (talk) 15:26, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

@Sakiv: Sorry! I have not been on Commons for awhile. Let me take a look and I will get back to you.----ZiaLater (talk) 15:50, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

President of CubaEdit


According to the new Constitution, an office of President of the Republic will be created while the office of President of the Council of State will be kept. What should we do? --Panam2014 (talk) 23:09, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

@Panam2014: I would have to read into it more. Any good sources for me to look at?----ZiaLater (talk) 12:35, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
See here. --Panam2014 (talk) 13:17, 28 February 2019 (UTC)


Hi. I opened a discussion regarding Aporrea in the reliable sources noticeboard, I thought you might have been interested in participating. Best regards. --Jamez42 (talk) 23:21, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

For your hard work.

Jamez42 (talk) 15:35, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Sectorial VP of VenezuelaEdit


I think we should have one article and add lists for all offices of SVP. --Panam2014 (talk) 02:18, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Bolivarian diasporaEdit

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Your GA nomination of Bolivarian diasporaEdit

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Your GA nomination of Venezuelan refugee crisisEdit

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Your GA nomination of Bolivarian diasporaEdit

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Hi ZiaLater, could you please monitor the COI editing that is currently being done to this article? Since you are the main editor on the article and have the documents in question, please respond to the changes that are currently being made to the article. Thank you. Softlavender (talk) 23:36, 23 June 2019 (UTC)


Consider a DYK nomination for your recently promoted GA.   Atsme Talk 📧 14:57, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

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