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This user declares his annoyance at browsing through articles initiated by US or UK users which fail to mention that the theme has to do with one of the two countries (arguably because they assume that English language wiki means "English/American wiki").

The return?

Can we say you are at last back from your Commons peregrination? Not much to report from my side, expect to point out a couple of articles that might be of interest: Creangă and Ghenadie. Oh, and this was an exciting episode. At least it did, in fact, backfire, although it ended "without prejudice to reopen if more evidence can be presented at a later date", and the final paragraph of the PCR article remains somewhat degraded. - Biruitorul Talk 15:04, 11 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

The thing about commons is that I could do a lot there printre picături - unfortunately for everyone, I was doing the sort of things in RL that just didn't allow me to concentrate more (but lo! what treasures have I uncovered). I did the occasional "sneak preview log-on" thing over, but it seemed like I kept getting orange bars from Wynona, Annitas and the bots, plus some tangential problems that would really sort themselves out. It's not keeping up with my friends that I regret most.
And then, whoa, I was inactively active, which apparently saved the country. I will never cease to congratulate myself for that, except to say that the anti-USLists would better come up with a better strategy than staying home, say, by December. And they better clean up their own act. The Prigoană defection is a good omen, IMHO.
But enough of that. Seeing I'm not so sure where I'll be by the end of the week, I'd best make good use of the editing and chatting time I still have. No RL stuff, just in-universe fun.
I'm sure you've seen me pulling the Stakhanovite all-nighters on the two important Drăghici redlinks, and I think I know which one you liked best. Somehow, they're both in sync with my love for paradoxes and nuances, like building blocks that meet up just right. Tudor-Păstorel-Drăghici, and you get Romania in a nutshell.
But yes, as you remind me, there are other subjects, and would you believe it, I had actually read both those articles in print, in two of only three Adevărul issues I bought this year. Serendipity? divine mission? or am I being dreamed of in your dream? Since it's about me, it's probably somethting greater and more symbolic than all three combined. [Room for Anittas to insert his reply on the subject here; then delete at my convenience.] Dahn (talk) 08:39, 14 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the review: probably the only time I've gotten three for one article. I'll have a look at some of your pending nominations soon. As a testament to how much work some areas still require, this was in fact our first ever article on a building in Romania's sixth-largest city, one that is perhaps not chock-full of tourist attractions but still has a clutch of old churches and a bunch of other interesting buildings. Much the same could probably be said for a couple dozen other cities. We've barely scratched this surface. Another thing that's been swirling around my mind are the dioceses: Râmnic, Severin, Strehaia, Huşi: there's a lot of history there too. Or the various princely courts, the centuries-old high schools (hello, competent Hungarian editors on en.wiki, if you still exist!, although those of us whose grasp of Hungarian is so tenuous could still write about the Călata Autonomous Republic, maybe in time for December 1st), but I'm probably getting ahead of myself.
Having to guide someone to deletion a second time is tiring, but at least the sockpuppets liven things up. - Biruitorul Talk 18:22, 20 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Here is what I meant about the sort of diocesan histories we're missing. It could use some polishing, but I'll probably send it to DYK this week. - Biruitorul Talk 05:50, 25 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]
If I may use this space for a bit of a complaint: how to respond to this? Granted, it's not an insurmountable hardship, but still, nearly two weeks of waiting (and still no word on Râmnic!) results in what seems like a series of quibbles. First I'm supposed to either cut out material (it seems relatively pertinent to me, and I don't think I'll do that, at least until Ioan Popasu gets written) or "make things very clear for the average reader", whatever that means. Then the hook is supposedly too long and not detailed enough, and then I'm supposed to "cite" something the text makes abundantly clear (at least to me). Bail me out, Capataz! - Biruitorul Talk 21:38, 11 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, no need to apologize: I'm sure dozens of people saw the nominations and passed up a chance to review them, for whatever reason. Anyway, your reviews were quite welcome: they gave me a morale push to finish my latest piece (looks like I'm on the ș/ț dark side for the moment). When I do nominate it, I hope things move faster — I think we might even use the tower as a DYK illustration for that batch, having as it does the distinction of being famous in Romania, not so famous outside, but still eye-catching (at least to me). - Biruitorul Talk 04:59, 14 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]
PS: picture me rolling my eyes. - Biruitorul Talk 05:04, 14 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Mărgărita Miller Verghy

Hello Dahn. Thanks for your comments at Talk:Mărgărita Miller Verghy. I would like to invite you back to comment on a follow-up proposal. Cheers. Kaldari (talk) 22:27, 16 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

  • I made a stub at ro.wp yesterday. Feel free to edit/move/change/correct as appropriate, you did a great job on the en.wp article and the ro.wp one is small tribute. In ictu oculi (talk) 07:25, 17 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Sandu Tudor

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you

Thanks for your DYK review of Synagogues of Gibraltar. Anne (talk) 23:52, 19 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for writing a very valuable article. Dahn (talk) 23:57, 19 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Viorel Chivriga

I strongly appreciate your willingness to write good articles. But, since when an article is discussed not based on arguments? Can you please explain that to me. In case you can prove that the article is not reliable, it doesn't meet any wikipedia standards, I will ask for deletion myself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Breaking Good (talk • contribs) 12:16, 21 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

WP:POLITICIAN, WP:BIO. These are the wikipedia standards. And it's not reliability we're discussing over there, but notability. Is Chivriga notable by wikipedia standards. No, he is not. Moving on, if you please. Dahn (talk) 12:20, 21 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Delete it then. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.201.44.243 (talk) 16:27, 21 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Nicolae Iorga

Salut, țin să te felicit pentru articolul Nicolae Iorga pe care într-un viitor mai apropiat sau îndepărtat îl voi propune la AB (poate se vor plânge unii că ar fi prea lung și trebuie împărțit în sub-articole). Oricum, m-am apucat să-l traduc în română (sper că nu te superi :) și pe pagina de discuții au apărut deja întrebări. Vreau să-mi spui, dacă îți mai amintești, titlul cărții lui Iova. Mulțumesc anticipat.Ionutzmovie (talk) 15:48, 23 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

DYK credit for Păstorel Teodoreanu

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Engleza

"Eu stiu engleza, o simt in mine, o mai repet putin, cam o luna, si gata." -- Gigi. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cei Trei (talkcontribs) 12:51, 24 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Să trăiască nea Gigi! Dahn (talk) 10:01, 26 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Elena Bacaloglu

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Henric Streitman

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

iMago Romaniae

Not sure if you know about this great source of images. Best --Codrin.B (talk) 20:40, 3 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Excellent! Thanks. Dahn (talk) 06:52, 4 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]

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Iorga

Aruncă o privire la commons:Nicolae Iorga, am populat categoria cu imagini pe care poți să le introduci și în articol.Ionutzmovie (talk) 20:50, 5 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue LXXIX, October 2012

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Freedom of speech = New WikiProject

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A touch of potpourri

This might be of interest. (Get the potpourri/Popery pun?) Anyway, there's a new figure (p.12) for the number of Romanists in Romania (869,246), so Roman Catholicism in Romania should be modified at some point.

Did you see this? One thing that struck me: Ştefania Mărăcineanu, Ana Ipătescu, Alexandrina Cantacuzino, Aurora Gruescu, Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu and Cecilia Cuţescu-Storck are all redlinks. I'd opt for an "Elena" theme: Ceauşescu in the middle, flanked by Băsescu and Udrea. Or, barring that, Ecaterina Teodoroiu: a pretty straightforward character, and plus there have been no Oltenians since these were withdrawn.

Speaking of women, I need a bit of moral support. Did I have a point here, or was I totally off? Let's hope this goes a little better. - Biruitorul Talk 03:29, 2 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Ah, yes, in due time - unless you want to jump in first. I was also pondering adding to that: I chanced upon a recent issue of Magazin Istoric, with a Totok article about the Bucharest Archbishopric locum who was a Securitate informant...
Yes, and it's a waste of taxpayers' money. If equality is what's needed, they should just renounce all portraits - the very principle of a republican nation represented by its "best and brightest" on its bills (in the crudest form of interaction between people) is farcical; and it's only as a republic that we started doing it. They should just have abstract designs or faceless groups, or bridges, if I were to have a say. Plus, this feminist travesty is, as I understand it, a reflection of the fact that Romanian women are underrepresented in Romanian culture; and they are. That might just be a historical fact, so what does their artificial overrepresentation achieve? I mean, those links are still red because, well, the women in question are relatively obscure, even by Romanian standards. Our provincial culture was held up by provincial men - if we have to have portraits that represent that culture, then we might as well stick to the fact.
Yes, you did, and yes, let's hope so. If it might take me a while to throw in my 2 cents, it's because I'm fed up with some of the keep voters' arguments. Dahn (talk) 18:22, 4 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Merī Kurisumasu, and I certainly hope that, having survived the end of the world, we'll see a renewed burst of activity from you come 2013. - Biruitorul Talk 22:21, 24 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Hallo, it looks as though you're back. I want to start off on a lighthearted note: Ceauşescu in Peru. It's quite funny; I just hope "those" people don't see it. They'd surely miss the irony about "intensification of dialogue" and consider the "accord for promoting investments" on a par with the Potsdam Treaty.
In case you missed it, there's a handy new feature that allows you to see all recent changes to pages linked from a particular page. For example. You can see up to 500 changes over a month. It also works for categories.
As I predicted, János Scheffler degenerated into the sort of pettiness I loathe. He's now "Hungarian-born"; we can't mention the state of which he was a citizen for most of his adult life, because that would "confuse readers" who "never click links" into seeing him as an ethnic Romanian; and we can't mention Austria-Hungary either, because "there was no such thing as Austro-Hungarian citizenship". We also invent the idea that he took Romanian citizenship after Trianon, when in all likelihood he did so after the Romanian Army took Satu Mare in April 1919. But hey, at least we now use the word Szatmár five times.
Now here's a situation. A fellow maintains his own biography and that of his deceased wife; they look awful. I come in and pare things down, but now those versions are probably about to go because that fellow and another fellow start shouting COPYVIO!!! Really, though, does this look like a copyvio to you? Does this? I don't really care about this situation anymore, but it's discouraging.
Finally, Latin peoples? - Biruitorul Talk 17:24, 2 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]

As I (patiently) await any comments you may have, permit me to express my extreme ire at a certain situation. Some months ago, Category:Freemasons was revived, which is good news. The bad news is that a certain user has done all in his power to whittle away at the category. First he tried getting it deleted; didn't work. Then he put up that rather pompous warning. And finally, he's been consistently removing the category based on his esoteric POV.
With regard to Category:Romanian Freemasons, we had about 40 and are down to a handful. Some were removed because they're unsourced in the article, e.g. him. I can sort of buy that, even though they're all sourced at List of Freemasons and it feels rather odd to stick in "[X] was a Freemason" in isolation simply to justify the category. But what I find intolerable is something like this - for someone like Cuza (and all the other '48ers), their Freemasonry is most assuredly a notable characteristic, in spite of this user's POV. In fact, quite a bit more notable than his Orthodoxy, but I see he leaves that category untouched.
Speaking of which, if the Freemasonry category is to function somewhat like the religion categories (and it should), the removals appear even more absurd. Category:Romanian Orthodox Christians includes figures like Theodor Stolojan, Petre Roman, Adrian Năstase, Relu Fenechiu or Victor Ponta even though their Orthodoxy is in no way a notable characteristic of theirs. I mean, when I think of Fenechiu, his religion is not the first or the second or probably the tenth thing that comes to mind, but it still seems logical to have him in the category. But somehow we can't have Bălcescu when, in fact, his Freemasonry was quite important? I don't like what's happening.
Ah, and I have an RM going on. - Biruitorul Talk 18:40, 26 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not going to touch the Freemasons with a pole, not yet at least. The way I see it, what they're doing is exactly as moronic as the alt text experiment. Whatever "solution" they think they're enforcing over there, and whatever sort of Americana spillover these "rules" are, I'm willing to bet consensus will change over and over again until the two sides figure out for themselves that nobody outside the US cares about what "exposure" might do to the historical Freemasons. (Incidentally, what I don't get is how on earth they even picture that the Grand Masters" subcat in category is a good substitute for "Freemasonry in Romania" - are all Grand Masters from Romania?) Dahn (talk) 19:08, 26 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]
And I'm sorry, ten times sorry, for all the stuff I left hanging. But was it worth the wait? Dahn (talk) 19:10, 26 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, absolutely. But I'm learning new things every day: apparently, you can say stuff in an AfD and have it count as evidence of notability! And this from an administrator... - Biruitorul Talk 05:24, 10 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
This crap all over again. I suspect the notability standards in some areas are intentionally lowered just because many editors would also like to see themselves/their families meet the criterion. Take a deep breath, live to fight another day, that article will simply survive as a virtual shrine until the larger problem is addressed. Or forever... Dahn (talk) 13:09, 10 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Well, we shall see. But now that I have your ear, Mihai grunfeld is also up, as is Stefan Ramniceanu (may or may not be notable, but we shouldn't be using his autobiography, even if he gave us permission). I note that Codrin Țapu also has a page. Cezar Lăzărescu is by his daughter, but he does seem to have a claim to fame. All right, so let me ask about a few more. There's Nicole Valéry Grossu: looks like a bit of a memorial to me. Then Arise Gheorghe, Arise Ioan!, which cropped up around the time of the Mihail Neamțu flap. What about Laura Poantă? Cristina Trăilă? (Keep in mind she was not elected to Parliament.) And finally, what about Dobrujans? Is this like Oltenians or Muntenians? - Biruitorul Talk 15:02, 11 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The Expert Barnstar

The Expert Barnstar
I hereby award you the Expert Barnstar for your outstanding contributions to Romania-related topics. This award is given to a few people who are regarded experts in one or several particular fields. Congrats and keep up your excellent work :)!--Tomcat (7) 14:33, 2 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Kewl, thanks! Dahn (talk) 18:22, 4 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Moment

Hi. Do you have any data/info to add to Moment (Bucharest)? I can't find anything. --Soman (talk) 18:56, 2 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the feedback. --Soman (talk) 18:33, 4 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Lingura de aur

"Mie îmi place luxul. Am nobleţe în sânge. Asta nu înseamnă că nu mănânc şi cu mâna, dacă nu am furculiţă, nu dorm şi pe o cârpă, dacă este nevoie. (..) Mie îmi place să mănânc cu lingura de aur. Am cumpărat linguri şi furculiţe de aur. Am dat 30.000. Mama şi familia nu vor. Dar eu ce am observat? Ia o lingură de aur şi bag-o într-un ceai. Să vezi cum moleculele transmit căldura mai bine şi simţi căldura, temperatura după cum pui mâna pe lingură." --Cei Trei (talk) 18:22, 3 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Great. Now, do Căcărău. Dahn (talk) 19:11, 4 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
I had to google that. I don't have to do the Cacarau. You're working for Him, remember? It's that time of year again, when he's begging for money in order to afford traveling and paying off his whores. --Cei Trei (talk) 14:40, 7 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
You mean God? Wasn't He dead? Get with the program, dude, do Căcărău. Dahn (talk) 18:23, 7 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
If you mean to say that the co-founder of this site is god ... eh. But yeah, I can see where what I wrote above can apply to organized religion. There are some similarities between the two. --Cei Trei (talk) 12:45, 8 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, I see you changed "Hungary" to "Germany". I have the booklet in front of me, and on the cover it says: "conflux, Pont Publisher, Budapesta 1998"; on the inside of the front cover it says: "Drepturile acestei ediții aparțin editurii Pont, Budapesta; H 1300 Budapesta, Kiskorona u. 2, tel/fax +361.368. 80 58 ... Editor: Szávai Ilona" etc. Best regards,--Mycomp (talk) 09:17, 8 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

It's been quite a while since you've edited this article, but since you're its lead author, I wanted to make sure you're aware that it's undergoing a GA review. Cheers, Homunculus (duihua) 08:59, 19 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Richard Dawkins

I'm too tired to instigate, so I'll just throw you these two titles: The Selfish Gene and The Extended Phenotype. In the first book, Dawkins introduces the idea of the meme (which is superior to Popper's World 3 nonsense by actually being scientific). I remember you using that word in a message to Bir, and I got this feeling that you haven't read the book, just by the way you used it. I could be wrong, though. Anyhow, it's a great book and it certainly makes you look at the world from a whole different perspective. There were many times that Dawkins left me breathless; and I had to throw away the book for days so to avoid a nervous breakdown (others are said to have contemplated committing suicide). It's such a tragedy that our country can't produce scientist like Dawkins. Instead we got ... meh. Oh, I almost trolled there! Almost! See, I'm getting better. Maybe one day I'll be an outstanding citizen like you and Bir. :) Later! --Cei Trei (talk) 14:31, 19 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

bai ... ba ... uai! eu cu cini (sic) vorbesc, uai'? --Cei Trei (talk) 12:49, 27 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Lolz, I think that user used google translate to have that line translated. And it translated "bai" as bathrooms. hahaha!

"Regulamentele nu sunt la fel. Nu ştii că leul... peştele mare îl înghite pe cel mic? Tigru-i tigru, leu-i leu, elefantul e elefant. Steaua este elefant." Gigi. --Cei Trei (talk) 21:43, 11 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue LXXX, November 2012

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Plasă (plural plăși)

Domnule Dahn, am nevoie de erudiția dumneavoastră dovedită. Puteți găsi surse bibliografice care să confirme pluralul plăși pentru singularul plasă, ca unitate administrativă subdivizionară de ordin doi a României Mari? Există tot felul de utilizatori de tip Toma Necredinciosu' pe ro.wiki. care contestă pluralul, care (conform opiniei mele) este o problemă simplă de bun simț românesc. Wars (talk) 21:39, 1 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue LXXXI, December 2012

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Dahn! I'll be traveling to Lanzarote in a few days so I can just as well wish you a Happy New Year! since I won't be checking on Wikipedia so often. Yeah, I'll be climbing some mountains, go on a cycle tour, jogging, sunbathing, maybe go for a swim. You know, relaxing and having fun! You should try it some time. It's not all about visiting death camps and the home of dead poets that no one cares to know about! Oh, I should tell you about this book that I'm reading! It's called Moneyball and it's about a bunch of guys who uses statistical analyses in baseball while applying a psychology factor to their formula. It's great! Their ways have impacted the world of sports and it's now creeping into some business models. Here's a citation from Chapter 5:

"When you think of intellectuals influencing the course of human affairs you think of physics, or political theory, or economics. You think of John Maynard Keynes's condescending line about men of action--how they believe themselves guided by their own ideas rven when they are unwittingly in the thrall of some dead economist. You don't think of baseball, because of don't think of baseball as having an intellectual underpinning. But it does; it had just never been seriously observed and closely questioned, in a writing style sufficiently compelling to catch the attention of the people who actually played baseball."

...and this: <<"When the numbers acquire the significance of language," he later wrote, " they acquire the power to do all of the things which language can do: to become fiction and drama and poetry.">> (The Field of Ignorance)

Okay, so the point that I'm trying to make here is that a bunch of mathematicians and scientists, instead of going to work for Wall Street, where the real dough was to be found, instead followed their passion and did what they loved the most; and in the process, left a legacy. That's what it's all about, Dahn! Not to do pompous things and look down at what you see as trivial (sports, for instance). Well, this was my Christmas wish for you (lolz). Take care, Dahn! :) --Cei Trei (talk) 07:45, 25 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue LXXXII, January 2013

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Philippics

I'm reading Cicero's Philippics against Marcus Antonius. That was some major trolling from Cicero's part (if we use Wikipedia's definition for trolling). It's amazing 'cause while you read it, you realize how alike people were in their reasoning, when they went to criticize and provoke others, even if it happened some 2055 years ago. You know, the thought process and all. It follows similar lines. I recognized myself in many of his comments, you would too, I'm sure. Yeah, maybe you're right, I should first finish the book and acquire a better understanding about the art of provocation before bugging you, 'cause you're like this lizard that keeps adapting to my bite and it's such a pain! Right, so what's new with you? All good in the hood? Heard the bad news? The mass of the Higgins particle is fucked by a few percents, so our universe is gonna die out in like some tens of billion of years from now ... unless we go from type 0 to type 5, or something. Umm, yeah, what else should I tell you. Meh, I'm reading this book, The Actor and the Target. It's alright. After that I'm gonna check on Last Ape Standing. Maybe you should, too. Yeah, what else ... let me think. Oh, I emailed Jmabel and he's well. Yeah, I'm telling you this because I know you care. You come from that part of the world where people have big hearts. Like our guy who's gonna donate a million Euro to Mount Athos. Smell you l8r. --Cei Trei (talk) 15:35, 24 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Forgot to tell you that I sent in a sample of my saliva to 23andme.com to have my DNA mapped and they found out that I'm between 0.7 to 1.4% Ashkenazi Jew (I can never get the name right so I just call them, or me I should say, Ack!). I informed Jmabel of this, hoping we'd connect and stuff (him being a Jew, also), and suggested he'd map his DNA, too, but he said he don't care about any of this stuff (between you and I, I don't think he likes Jews very much). Anyhow, is this why you ignore me, 'cause I'm Jewish? But Dahn, us Jews are people, too! Yeah, there's more to say about this, but I think I'll save it for another time. I hope you won't view me any different now. I'm still the same guy, Dahn! Just try to look beyond the labels that others put on people! --Cei Trei (talk) 16:10, 24 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]
That's gotta be the explanation of why I don't dislike you as much! What can I say but mazel tov. Dahn (talk) 16:30, 24 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Shatner said it first! --Cei Trei (talk) 19:40, 24 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]

You and Beer should have a look at this article. If it doesn't piss you off, there's no more hope for you. Dry lectures ... that sounds familiar. --Cei Trei (talk) 19:09, 2 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

bro, go to scribd and download for free The Extended Phenotype. cmon, i aint trolling now. pls just do it. u can also join Richard Dawkins foundation. why u gotta be like that, turning ur back to this stuff. u know it aint right. this is the kind of stuff u should be paying attention to, not the shit ur writing about. ok, sry, im sure that what u write about has its merit (insert laughter here), but this is the real deal, u know? cmon, it wont hurt, go to scribd, download and read the first chapter. u got nothing to lose. and i know u havent read it, cause if u had, u wouldve seen things differently, u know. i wouldve seen it in u. --Cei Trei (talk) 12:47, 3 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

this is a good song to listen to while reading my posts. Drive by REM. ok, peace out! --Cei Trei (talk) 12:52, 3 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIII, February 2013

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ok, dar hai sa facem o lista:

bourceanu (c) - galati

chiriches - bacau

pintilii - iasi

rapa - galati


deci vezi.... --Cei Trei (talk) 22:20, 7 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

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DYK for Crusade of Romanianism

The DYK project (nominate) 01:09, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Precious again

Romanian topics
Thank you for the broad and profound coverage of Romanian themes and people, sharpening our perspective - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:29, 11 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]

A year ago, you were the 57th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style. I miss the photographer, again, and put "Letting go of the past" on top of my talk, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 11 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

untitled

I gotta admit, Dahn, you surprised me. Is this the way you act, walking in the library and setting the books you don't fancy on fire? Dahn the Censor ... that's your new title. You remind me of Octavian who burned his uncle's poems because he was jealous of his genius. Then he named the month of August after his title, stripped February of a day so that August would match his uncle's month of July. WELL, OKAY, DAHN! It's all fine and dandy, if you feel like burning my poetry, go ahead and do it! You made your point, no need to change the name of March, even though I'm sure it would gain consensus on Wikipedia. January, February ... Danus! All would vote in favor of that, the only one voting against it would be you, of course. Yeah, you're a real Cincinnatus, you! Retreat to your little farm, just you and the lady with the elephant heart, or something. Oh, what? You got elephants on your farm? Well, sure, after all the name of Caesar is believed to mean elephant killer, and you're a killer, alright! Dahn the Elephant Killer, or just Dahn Caesar. Oh, I proclaim you king, Dahn! But Dahn humbly replies, "I am Caesar." Ok bud, you're Caesar. --Cei Trei (talk) 23:06, 18 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Why can't you be better? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cei Trei (talkcontribs) 09:21, 22 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

A Good Post

  • Physicists Debate the Many Varieties of Nothingness
  • Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain (This will be the most important scientific project since the mapping of the DNA)

Two movies that you would enjoy watching: The Words; The Intouchables (this movie is reminiscent of our relationship ... I'm the black guy in that movie). --Cei Trei (talk) 19:11, 23 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIV, March 2013

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Health

Dahn, are you ok? You haven't been around for some 3 weeks and I'm getting worried. I can imagine that at your advanced age, your engine is not what it used to be, but I hope spring will show mercy on your old bones. In the words of Robin Williams, "spring is nature's way of saying, 'let's party!'" :))) --Cei Trei (talk) 16:40, 11 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. Dahn (talk) 17:30, 15 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Glad to hear that. Fun stuff! Have a fine Easter, and, er, see you at the club. - Biruitorul Talk 05:06, 5 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue LXXXV, April 2013

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Can you kindly look at this article? I found a reference in the Rumanian language translation of which into English is poor. I have made use of only in sentence in the lead with this reference Academician Alexandru Borza about Rapa Rosie from Transylvania. May I request you to look into this article and also add more from the Roamanian sources.--Nvvchar. 00:47, 24 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Can you assist with this article Dahn? Hope you are well.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 10:38, 24 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue LXXXVI, May 2013

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Wow

Okay, I never expected you to be in your thirties. If something in your behavior suggested that, then I really am a dumbass for thinking you as an old man. Over the years I created this image of you and in my mind you look like Mr Burns, drive like Mr Bean and talk like Stephen Hawkins. My bad! It's funny, really, because just now you felt very real and full of vitality. Before, you had no character to me, you were sort of empty, full of dark matter, and I had to 'recreate' you. This got me thinking about this really interesting book called The Mating Ming: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution by Geoffrey Miller. Miller explains how the brain is like an entertainment system that some potential sexual partners find it interesting, how its different qualities find compatibility with some and reject others, etc. What I'm trying to say here is that I think you're my Platonic love. --Cei Trei (talk) 10:23, 30 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Tough love. But yeah, you'd be right about my driving skills. Dahn (talk) 15:01, 30 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry-ass attempts at outing, btw. Dahn (talk) 07:12, 2 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]
That name I will never forget. I remember that name from a certain forum, after a certain user handed his forum account to me after losing a bet ... and he forgot to change his addy. To paraphrase 'you', 'face parte din farmecul vietii'. A game well played, but perhaps a bit bitter for my taste. --Cei Trei (talk) 19:00, 3 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for creating that map for me. It was a nice gesture, which I took for granted. Hope you are well. --Cei Trei (talk) 09:56, 19 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVIII, July 2013

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Hi, Dahn:

Nu vreau să aibă o relație proastă. Să lucrăm împreună pentru a face un articol mai bună enciclopedie. Eu sunt deschis la compromisuri.

Al tău, Robert. Quis separabit? 19:21, 15 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIX, August 2013

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election

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Moving romanian social democracy article?

Hi. Hope you are doing well. I posted a comment at Talk:Romanian Social Democratic Party (defunct). How would you feel about having that as a general overview article on the socialist movement in the country, and with links to individual parties? It's difficult to argue that the 1910 PSD is the same as the 1927 PSD, and likewise PS, PSU, PSDI etc needs articles of their own. --Soman (talk) 04:54, 18 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Hm. It would require some pruning and a lot of changes in related articles/categories. If you are willing to take care of that task as well (and I am willing to help you carry it through), I have no real objection.
But please, could you sandbox it before applying the changes? I feel that would cut some corners and show exactly what parts you mean to change and what parts will be left as is. Dahn (talk) 07:23, 18 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, good. I'll work on it at User:Soman/temp in the coming days. --Soman (talk) 12:54, 18 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Shestov

hello, mister dahn, thanks for the wonderfull article about shestov. I have a question. I'm writing a novel about two friends. About how they become friends, how the friendship ends after a big incident and afterwards how the friendship starts again. And in the end, the friend dies. (sorry for my very poor english, the words are right but i don't control it enough to really tell what the story is about) But the thing is, i would like to use some fragments of shestov in the book. And also, i like the article you wrote about him, and i would like to use also a fragment of it. Is this possible ? greetings johan petit from Belgium this is my email adres jowanpetit@hotmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.198.85.95 (talk) 19:25, 26 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • Hi. I did not write the article on Shestov. Do you mean Fondane, perhaps? Dahn (talk) 07:26, 18 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIV, January 2014

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Anton_Bacalba%C8%99a&oldid=595122961&diff=prev

Hi Dahn, I noticed your revert. I do not quite understand your comment ("i note the old war on redlinks is back. also, for some reason, now we don't like pictures that are any bigger than postage stamps?")

  1. I am not aware of any old war on redlinks.
  2. The Rules of thumb and Size --> indicate: ...As a general rule, images should not be set to a larger fixed size than the 220px default (users can adjust this in their preferences). If an exception to the general rule is warranted, forcing an image size to be either larger or smaller than the 220px default is done by placing a parameter in the image coding..
Hence my edit, just wanted to inform you. Lotje (talk) 11:26, 12 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Hi. Concerning the first objection: you turned several redlinks into redirects toward corresponding articles on Romanian wikipedia. This, I propose, is a bad move - the readers of English wikipedia are not going to learn anything from articles written in languages they do not understand. Moreover, the redirects removed the redlinks, thereby discouraging the creation of new articles from them, and making it exceptionally hard for someone to work back on reintroducing those articles as links into this article, as they are created (it would require manually resetting the links to their original form, whereas once filled, a redlink is filled throughout wikipedia).
The other objection: precisely, in this case it was warranted, and it had a paramter in the image coding that you removed. For instance, at 220 it is impossible to pick out Bacalbaşa from the the Sotir picture, and expects the reader to click the picture just to see it at all. Dahn (talk) 10:55, 13 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

The return?

It's sure looking that way, so let me welcome you back! I don't want to overwhelm you with stuff, so let me keep the list down to a minimum.

  • Marcel Janco: lead once again mutilated.
  • Iosif Jumanca: I know he's the kind of guy you like (and I myself find much to admire in him); I'm confident you can touch this up.
  • Not really something that requires attention, but as far as pedantry goes: heh.
  • My latest DYK has run into some headwinds. Is there a way you could either:
    • Return a different verdict, or
    • Edit the problem out of existence? Any assistance would be appreciated. And I hope you do stay around on a more durable basis this time. - Biruitorul Talk 04:01, 20 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
It is good to be back, but I can't promise constancy, alas. I'll just address the last one, because it's quite urgent: I think you could easily revamp it to read like looser paraphrasing, that should solve it in a minute. Dahn (talk) 10:43, 20 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
You were never gone. --Cei Trei (talk) 22:14, 25 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Well… the site of the Deva library happened to go down today, so I can't look at the original source just now, but am I getting anywhere? - Biruitorul Talk 20:56, 20 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
My sincere thanks for alleviating my worries. And I know you're busy with other things, but I can just sense that the pithy comment you'll have to make about Claudiu Teohari (and perhaps Angela Hondru) will be a memorable put-down. - Biruitorul Talk 17:53, 21 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I just caught the Bassarabescu expansion: nice! I knew there was more to be said about the man, and it's great you were able to say it. You think "I. A. Bassarabescu" would be more fitting as a title? I don't have a problem with a move.

And something that popped up: this. I opined behind the "Copy of speedy nomination", although I may do so again, on principle. - Biruitorul Talk 20:54, 6 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, Biru. I'm sorry I'm still elusive these days, but I thought of coming back with a bang, before anything else.
From my side, I could not have gathered momentum to write the Bassarabescu article where it not for your fine sketch -- I still enjoy expanding on your writing more than anybody else's (mainly, because I know there is very little to change). So you have my thanks for that one as well, and, yes, I'm glad you enjoyed it. The name: it's either way; while "I. A." is slightly more common, and carries the advantage of not making us pick between "Ion" and "Ioan", both are just as good -- in these situations, I tend to favor the random norm of "we used this before that". I will honor your choice.
I have glanced over the debate you mention and, obviously, you're right -- as you remember me, I still cannot fathom why they had to change the name, not why they "have to" have the categories consistent with that name, even at the expense of other anachronisms. I am still laissez-faire in my approach on that one, but people seem to only want to get their feet in their mouth at all cost. I will comment there once I ponder the options.
My main annoyance for now is the son-to-father redirect, which reminds me of the terrible shape the father article is in. If you should want to stub or housekeep either of these over the next few days, as you did with Bassarabescu, you would be doing a lot for my planned workload. (The prospect of reading through the same sources twice in such a short time is a turnoff at the moment.) Incidentally... what happened here? Dahn (talk) 14:29, 9 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
They haven't yet deleted Dobrujans?! Dahn (talk) 14:30, 9 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Cantacuzino: great job on the wife; the husband now ready to go. You didn't find this useful?
No idea about Stamatiade: I may have to appeal to the village pump wizards.
Not only did they not delete it, we now have Category:Transylvanian Romanians - not sure quite how that relates to Category:Romanian Austro-Hungarians and Category:Romanians in Hungary.
Finally, while I have your ear: notable? Notable? - Biruitorul Talk 15:36, 9 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
To answer your first question: it's largely a rip-off of Cheșchebec, and I just mined deeper.
You mean you actually wrote it and half of it got lost? That's horrible. I'm willing to jump in there as well, with an expansion etc., but I have to take a break now.
Yeah, and I note it's from a great contributor, no less... I'll put this in the "to-do" pile.
Nistor is notable, apparently, and they made a film about her weird career; but the article is painful. Laura Poantă... meh, borderline... but the article, I believe, merits a stubbing and a through AfD debate. Dahn (talk) 16:21, 9 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Understood, and Stamatiad is now in working order. Constantin Beldie also seems like an interesting figure. I know you take an occasional interest in this theme, so a note: Latin peoples is up for deletion, while Latin Europe has become a disambiguation page. - Biruitorul Talk 14:23, 13 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Not to jump on you as soon as you pop back in, but, in declining order of importance:
    • Sextil Pușcariu: I cannot think of a more qualified reviewer, if you so wish.
    • This.
    • Mircea Popescu: I don't know what's more irksome, the army of fake accounts or the real one voting to keep based on "39 inline citations".
  • Best, Biruitorul Talk 16:52, 27 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

On this First of April, the 70th anniversary of the entry into force of the new orthographic norms that replaced the fluctuations that plagued the old system with a scientific model based on the phonetic principle, although which, unsurprisingly given the persistence of anti-revolutionary elements, had still not been fully embraced five years later (q.v. Hristea, Valentina, "Abateri de la normele ortografice în unele publicații literare", Limba Romînă, VII (1959), nr. 1, p. 81-93), let me warmly commend you for the work you have done in advancing knowledge of Romanian philology, across all regions of the Republic, from Pitești Region, even to the Magyar Autonomous Region (although remaining mindful of the Leninist imperative to respect the self-determination of national minorities within the socialist system, including linguistic rights with enthusiastic support from all organs of Party and State), above all to the glorious Stalin Region! - Biruitorul Talk 19:18, 1 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Stalin Region has always been on my heart and mind, which is why I jumped at the opportunity to unmask a bourgeois ideologue posing as a philologist, thereby warning the working men and women of Stalin (Stalinists? Stalinians? Stalinlings?) as to the poison in their midst. Dahn (talk) 19:28, 1 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I do have a small anecdote on that theme: a relative of mine was named Brașoveanu, and during the '50s, he called himself Stalinescu.
With that, your presence on a few fronts would be greatly appreciated. If you have a little time, do drop in and I'll point out what's cropped up. - Biruitorul Talk 21:55, 9 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I hope to. Soon. Dahn (talk) 08:29, 20 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Now that it seems you're back at full blast, let me raise a couple of issues. Thanks for the fortified churches involvement. A few uncited statements did creep in there during the review, but I suppose I can deal with those later.
  • We should find out soon enough what happens here. At least the discussion was entertaining - I didn't mean every word I wrote, being gradually animated by a certain imp of the perverse that took hold as I waited for someone to close, but as I say, a good exchange.
  • I don't quite see the point of this.
  • Recent edits at Adevărul and Adevărul Holding?
  • Finally, I do think it's time to take another look here. An IP (from the Washington DC area, perhaps the subject himself) recently removed that section, only to be reverted a couple of hours later by this guy, who hadn't edited in five months. There is clearly something fishy going on. - Biruitorul Talk 14:13, 22 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
    • One more thing: Bartolomeu Constantin Săvoiu. You will laugh. Will it be the the illustrious genealogy, the Tariq Aziz photo (as though the man didn't subsequently almost face the hangman), the chronicle of his service as right-hand man of Chirac? Or will you last until the masonic apron image? I don't know, but I'm almost certain you will be entertained at some point. - Biruitorul Talk 03:50, 23 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • I'm not sure if you're back on any sort of basis, but if you are: this is languishing (we should perhaps already change "newly-elected" to "recently-elected"), this is a bit newer and then there's this. Any help with either of the first two would be much appreciated, and as for the third, that may be of passing interest too. - Biruitorul Talk 18:05, 8 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
    • In this period of fruitful interactions - let me reiterate my thanks for Diaconu and especially for the Popa work, although don't forget the mess at Adevărul! - let me bring up a couple of things.
    • First, there's a positive bazaar of AfDs now ongoing - Grigore Lăpușanu, Vasile Chirtoca, Laura Poantă, Cristina Trăilă and, of course, Bartolomeu Constantin Săvoiu. Take your pick, pick generously.
    • Second, with my eye always on the next round of AfDs, allow me to ask about a few. Aura Twarowska, Andrew Rayel, Daniel Djamo (by Budismul).
    • Victor Sahleanu, by ValentinSahleanu. I tend to think he's marginally notable - emphasis on "marginally" - but I like this: "In conversations with [his sons], he discarded the idea of leaving Romania in order to settle abroad, reaffirming that he belonged to the Romanian culture". Now, from what published source would Valentin Sahleanu know that?
    • Emil Simon, by Monicaesimon. This one I'm a little more skeptical about, simply because, although he's only been dead a couple of months, there were essentially no obituaries. Looks like another Zoe Țapu on our hands.
    • Anyway, what say you to all this? - Biruitorul Talk 19:50, 14 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Wow. Imna have to do some mulling here. Dahn (talk) 21:20, 14 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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Category:Jewish Romanian communists

Hi, I don't understand why you reverted my edits like this one. Jewish people have the right to be liberal, conservative, socialists and communists too, just like any other ethnic group on this planet. I don't understand why Category:Jewish communists can't be created also. On Category:Communists by nationality there are all kind of nationalities, except Jewish. Can you explain please why you reverted? Thanks. —  Ark25  (talk) 13:17, 9 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah... Well, for once, that is a highly controversial way of categorizing, as per Jewish Bolshevism -- this is part of the reason why the category tree does not exist, and was deleted every time it was created. Secondly, your categorizing segregates the article from the much more relevant Category:Romanian communists, where those entries clearly belong. Thirdly, to boot, it is simply not an option to start segregating all articles in all the Romanian politicians series by ethnicity -- quite clearly so when they are already included in relevant ethnicity categories, as well as in politicians categories that address their citizenship. Certainly not for something that is controversial to say the least.
But, with your "they have the right" canard, why do I suspect you're just the recent avatar of a very nasty troll? Dahn (talk) 13:25, 9 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
And no, Jewish is not a "nationality" (click the link, read the article), and the category tree never includes it under nationality. That is why they are only there through their actual nationality, which is the Romanian one. Dahn (talk) 13:27, 9 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
And it was only an edit conflict with Dahn's deletions that prevented me from making the same edits. Such categories have been repeatedly created in an apparent attempt to disparage subjects, and should not be accepted in Wikipedia. RolandR (talk) 13:36, 9 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
1. I don't really believe it's a controversial (or inflammatory) issue. Jewish nation has people to be proud of and some people not to be proud of, just like any other nation. Also, Jewish communists were not bad by default. Some of them were enthusiastic communists and even supported Stalin in their naivety but later they changed their mind and spoke against communism and against communists. I think the subject of Jewish kapos is much more "controversial" than Jewish communists - for those who incline to consider it controversial, of course, not for people like me. Jewish communists existed after 1945 - Category:Israeli communists but they also existed before WW2. Comparing this with Jewish Bolshevism makes no sense, since Jewish Bolshevism is a just an (idiotic) speculative theory, while Jewish communists are an undeniable reality.
2. Those articles belong to Category:Romanian communists but they also belong to Category:Jewish communists so they belong to the intersection of these two categories, which is Category:Jewish Romanian communists.
3. The word "segregating" has some racist connotations. I was not segregating, just splitting. Recently I created ro:Categorie:Parlamentari români de etnie maghiară (Members of Romanian Parliament of Hungarian ethnicity) and that makes a lot of sense to me. Also I think it was a good idea to create the category ro:Categorie:Evrei români membri ai Academiei Române (Jewish Romanians members of the Romanian Academy) for example, so the readers can find about people who both Romanians and Jews are proud of.
I do not master the English language. M-W.com says "canard" = fabricated report. I don't understand. Jewish people can and could choose to be communists just like French people for example. So, yes, they have the right to do so - nothing fabricated here. Avatar of a nasty troll? I know there are wikipedians with extreme right views and all kind of other views, but I'm just not one of them. I edit Wikipedia since Oct 21, 2007 and just today I become the user with the biggest number of edits on Romanian Wikipedia - [1]. So I am no-one's "reincarnation".
Jewish describes ethnicity, not a nationality, but I don't think it's really necessary to create a separate category, Category:Communists by ethnicity just for Jewish people, (and maybe Tamil, Kurdish and a few others) since Category:Communists by nationality already exists.
I am very far from being antisemitic. In fact, I admire Jewish people and their politicians who take care about their own people like no other ethnic or political groups. And, as a Romanian, I know that's the first lesson I have to learn from the Jewish people - to be united with my people and to take care of them ("friends know why"). And I don't really believe such a category can help those with antisemitic agenda - they already have their own lists for sure. It makes complete sense to have this category, even if the fascists will try to use it. We can't ban knives or clubs because antisemitic people can use them - that would be nonsense. I don't think Jewish Bolshevism or Category:Israeli criminals should be deleted because the fascists can try to use it to disparage at subjects. To me, this looks like an unjustified fear that it's counter-productive for Wikipedia, but well, I won't insist much more on it. —  Ark25  (talk) 16:08, 9 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Enough. Take it to the admins, if you really wish to pursue this, and change the consensus somewhere where it's visible, not on my page. Dahn (talk) 16:13, 9 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
if the guy is being polite, why do u have to be a bitch? --Cei Trei (talk) 22:15, 25 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Anittas, your butthurt is boring. Dahn (talk) 10:20, 27 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Articles

Glad to see you're still here and beating off the trolls! Looked through some of your past articles earlier and you know most of them are easily GA quality and could be promoted very easily. The main problem is the amount of red links, which I personally have no problems with but they'd need to be either stubbed or delinked; I know you're not happy creating stubs, I don't create many these days either! Nicolae Xenopol looks a clear candidate for starters, reducing the red links might be the first step.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:17, 4 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Great to see you around, friend! I promise I'll look into this next week, for now I'm just drifting around aimlessly. Dahn (talk) 18:15, 5 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014

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A barnstar for you!

The Barnstar of Diplomacy
You once said that you deserve the Nobel Prize for making peace in the ghetto. Here's the next best thing, coming directly from the heart. Cei Trei (talk) 22:16, 14 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Dude, you ain't no Swedish Academy. Close, but not yet there. Dahn (talk) 08:27, 20 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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My mistakes

Hello Dahn, I admit I had made mistakes while creating the article The Wrath of the Gods (1914 film). I wanted to know if you could suggest me how to make the article better.--Skr15081997 (talk) 11:30, 22 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Dahn, I have fixed the spaghettilinks on the above article.Skr15081997 (talk) 15:04, 31 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Cimbalistu

Dahn, this is your post from 16:57, 15 December 2013‎ Dahn (talk | contribs)‎ . . (140,211 bytes) (+1,331)‎ . . (Undid revision 586208696 by Dahn (talk) actually, that is relatively okay) (undo | thank) Please explain to me what has changed between now and then. So then you left it, but now you wish to erase it, because Tismaneanu's son erased it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cimbalistu (talkcontribs)

Consensus. That is what has changed. I had opted to revert myself and leave that in, noting that it was relatively okay (despite its atrocious format and POV), in the hope that it would be cleaned up and trimmed of drama. In doing so, I tried to avert further venom of the kind I have received for the last 7 years on the article's talk page.
In addition: Sir, you leave little to the imagination as to who you are what your intentions are regarding this article. It is high time I begged you to consult the conflict of interest policy. Dahn (talk) 21:49, 23 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for George Diamandy

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:34, 28 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, any chance you can find some sources and content and remove tag? Mulțumiri.♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:55, 5 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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Philippide

That's fine — the thing is slightly chaotic and I'm sure a fresh look will uncover some areas for improvement. You're also just in time!

On another note, any idea what this is? Anuarul Universității din Iași? It certainly looks serious enough - Gafton is, well, Philippide's successor as department chairman - and surely there will be a few things to pick up from those six articles. If you want to take that on, I won't object ;-) - Biruitorul Talk 23:30, 21 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

No, no, I'm still sore from Rainer. I'm also focused on... something else (hope I'll finish it in this window of time I have these days).
It looks legit, but I wouldn't use the link to it, mainly because it's likely to go stale in no time.
Btw, when do we DYK Rainer? (This time, we'll share credit.) Dahn (talk) 23:35, 21 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
That's like saying Holinshed should take credit for a batch of Shakespeare plays. I'm glad to have started off the skeleton of the article, but would find it a bit out of place to share credit. So, do go ahead and nominate it; it's (almost all) your brainchild.
One the something else is out of the way, I've got an idea going ahead. I was looking over the names of the Romanian Academy's various institutes, and found that six of them are still redlinks: Nicolae Simionescu, Gheorghe Zane, Costin Murgescu, Alexandru Rosetti, George Oprescu and Mihai Ralea. While the first three may not be that exciting, the latter three probably are. And since you've mentioned Ralea's name in a variety of articles, that might be a suitable project for the near future.
I read Craii de la Curtea-Veche these past few days. I'm still wondering: are you Pantazi or Pașadia? And who is our Pirgu? - Biruitorul Talk 16:16, 22 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Heehee. If it's between you and I, I would tend to assume that I'd be the Pașadia; you seem to be more together, all in all. We keep getting Pirgus, but they keep getting banned.
Zane was a pretty interesting fella, and so was Murgescu. But yes, Ralea would have to take the cake, and I have been pondering it for a while -- between my pondering and now, the resources have popped up all over the place. But yes, all in due time. Dahn (talk) 17:03, 22 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I'm glad to see you've taken up Ivașcu. I've been meaning to work this in for a while, but now I'll leave it to you, if it's helpful.
My interest in the man was sparked by a (rather tenuous) personal connection: as I've mentioned, Laurențiu Fulga was married to my grandmother's sister, and Fulga's daughter has been a very close friend of Ivașcu's daughter since the '60s. A couple of anecdotes. The man was quite a connoisseur of the arts, and had a particular penchant for glass icons. He wouldn't settle for buying them in Bucharest, but instead drove around to isolated village workshops in Transylvania, hunting for the most authentic pieces - or dispatched agents to do so when he was otherwise engaged. A strict disciplinarian, he taught his daughter correct posture by having her walk around the house all day with a plate on her head. Perhaps rebelling against such an upbringing, she turned out a bit of a wild child. One summer at the Black sea, she slightly corrupted Miss Beligan (who is now very far removed from Romania) with alcohol and boys. An apoplectic Radu and his wife promptly sent their girl back to Bucharest and ordered her to stay away from the Ivașcu household. I don't think any of this is really scandalous, but if you want to be on the same side, feel free to blank this paragraph after reading.
Note those red links steadily turning blue, even if they're little more than stubs. The pressure for Ralea is becoming insurmountable!</joke>
Category:Euroscepticism in Romania: hm. Category:Romanian nationalists: hmmm. Eminescu and Vadim, indeed. Speaking of Vadim, I do at some point want to turn Romanian Hearth Union into something more than a screed. Oddly, I haven't been able to turn up sources indicating that it's petered out, actually that it did so around 1992-1993. The article implies it's as active today as in 1990, which is obviously misleading.
Finally: do you think we should mention Philippide and the Jews? On the one hand, there's this: he did bring up Tiktin and (as you recorded in the article on him) Șăineanu in relation to their citizenship problems. On the other hand, especially when you compare him to, say, his faculty colleague Xenopol, he seems hardly to have been preoccupied by Jews. So, either way is fine with me. - Biruitorul Talk 16:18, 26 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Cool story (nah, I won't blank it -- you're not even remotely close to some stuff they already published about Ivașcu).
No, I have to take a sabbatical. I promise I'll be back with something on Ralea, as well as fresh eyes on those categories, but for now I'm just tying up some loose ends and will then fade away to deal with RL business. Alas. Dahn (talk) 11:08, 27 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, yes, there's that thing about Philippide. Of course, by all means, we could have a sentence or two. I'll add to that when I can, either just before or just after the aforementioned sabbatical. Dahn (talk) 11:09, 27 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Fear not, I am still in the land of the living, just in an Internet-free situation for a few more weeks (the present moment excepted - greetings from the capital of Moldavia, where, should I emerge from an alcoholic coma into which my gracious hosts plunged me last night, I will try to at least find Philippide's house). Great work on Ralea and everything else. One small request: at the article on Victor-Viorel Ponta, could you please, in the infobox, add in his religion, with a citation? There now being no doubt whatsoever... - Biruitorul Talk 07:38, 2 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
As you may have observed, I have now more or less returned, and I do hope the absurd Ralea "issue", which must have weighed you down at least a little, can now move forward.
Speaking of DYKs, I note Maria Forescu is now on the main page. I also note most of it is based on someone's personal website. What do you make of the categories? While her native city was, of course, briefly part of Romania, that came long after she'd left the area, and although she did adopt a Romanian name, I'm not sure to what extent she was, say, a "Romanian civilian killed in World War II".
I'd like to start some AfDs; your thoughts on the notability or lack thereof for the following: Arina Avram, Cătălin Bălescu, Ionuț Budișteanu, Giulia Nahmany, DJ Layla, Dmitriy Grigoriyev?
Finally, I note the creation of Kadriye Nurmambet, Septar Mehmet Yakub and Emin Bektóre; all could use some cleanup. - Biruitorul Talk 18:12, 21 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Welcome back! I was going to call you back myself to hear you weigh in on the Ralea issue, but I felt like I was going to be pestering you (still unsure whether you had full internet access) and, with all the inept accusations thrown around, it looked like it would only encourage the "indicates an agenda" guy to insinuate that you and I have a racket going. But yes, absolutely, thank you for that.
It's interesting that I had to spend all that time explaining how "not instantly verifiable" is not the same as "unverifiable" while Forescu slipped on Main Page with that kind of sourcing. Also, the article is poorly edited. And, to tell you the truth, I think there's just not enough sourcing to tell what she was: she must have, at some point in her life, carried a passport of some sort. Was she naturalized? Was she indeed Romanian by some fluke (like, being issued a passport by the Greater Romanian authorities some time after 1923)? Other such discoveries prompted me to secretly pray for your swift return online.
I have no idea who those people are, so I might need to put on my thinking cap and mull for a short while -- meaning, of course, that my guess is as good as yours. Well, actually, I know who Ms. Nahmani is, but that's only thanks to the hours I've spent, like a million years ago, watching afternoon television with the elderly. Dahn (talk) 19:35, 21 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Lord, did you see this gem on rowiki? At a glance: "Vechi cuzist, al cărui rol de spion nazist era notoriu pentru publicul românesc...", "escroc binecunoscut", "agent al Gestapoului" - A.L. Zissu, "spion german în Franța". - așa l-au caracterizat pe Radu Lecca, în mod nedrept și superficial diverși indivizi, bazându-se pe modul în care activitatea acestuia le-a afectat interesele individuale sau de grup. Culmea avea să fie atinsă la procesul "Marii Trădări Naționale", în actul de acuzare, Radu Lecca fiind descris drept : "reprezentantul tipic al agentului hitlerist, care-și trădează țara prin orice mijloace pentru scopuri și avantaje personale servind conștient și fără nici un pic de conștiință scopurile cele mai criminale urmărite de hitlerismul hrăpăreț și distrugător". (This is from the same editor who seems to have used the Romanian article on anal sex to instruct users about its perils. He also seems not to have any clue about copyright legislation.) Those administrators on that project are still severely incompetent. Or vile, which is the same thing. Dahn (talk) 00:39, 22 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Seriously, look over that guy's edit history. It's making my head spin. Dahn (talk) 00:55, 22 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Paging Andrei Stroe: please clean up the mess in aisle three. Not sure what else to say, except to hope they'll get sick of him (he's been flooding the Cafenea with rants, so maybe that'll do it).
Take your time with those AfD candidates; I've nevertheless started with the Russian.
We now have the other Oprescu with us, which led me here: hmmm. - Biruitorul Talk 12:08, 23 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I don't think I can improve upon it in the time it takes for it to be featured on Main Page. I appreciate the editor's good intentions, but I really wish people would not expect featured status for articles on subjects they can't at least read about in a local language. In this case, the glaring problem is the article is entirely referenced with tertiary sources, which would normally have disqualified it from DYK (but who bothers to check that sort of criterion?). Eh, to be addressed at some point in the future. Dahn (talk) 20:02, 23 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I noticed him when he was editing ro:Asasinatele din 29/30 noiembrie 1938, which gave me an eerie feeling, but I didn't have the time and skill to sieve through that mixture of facts and personal interpretations. However, your revert caught the attention of some more competent wikipedians, who found some places where he's clearly jumped the shark and challenged him. Now he seems to be digging his own articles' grave. We're moving much slower than here in our little village, but things are moving.- Andrei (talk) 19:27, 23 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Bless you. Dahn (talk) 19:28, 23 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

DYK nomination of Francisc Rainer

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DYK for Francisc Rainer

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Romanians

i think u 'd be in favor of removing the photos from the article on romanians since it's a distraction (POV). u're welcome to leave your input. maybe it will count as consensus. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Romanians&oldid=615656090 --Cei Trei (talk) 00:51, 7 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you, I am. Dahn (talk) 03:20, 7 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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DYK for Mihai Ralea

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DYK for Ștefan Baciu

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I have removed the Spanish name. Xx236 (talk) 09:18, 11 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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Following the annexation of Crimea, Russian parliamentary speaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky sent a letter to the governments of Poland, Romania and Hungary, proposing a joint division of the country.

http://news.yahoo.com/putin-offered-divide-ukraine-poland-polish-ex-minister-210859509.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cei Trei (talkcontribs) 22:24, 20 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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Hi! Thanks for your substantial edits to the article Ion Agârbiceanu. I am thinking to nominate it as a good article. What is your opinion? Please reply on the talk page of the article or on my talk page. Gug01 (talk) 22:59, 5 January 2015 (UTC) Gug 01[reply]

Hi again! Since January 5, the article has been expanded greatly. Do you think the article is ready for GA? Please reply on my talk page, where I can reply quickly. Gug01 (talk) 20:22, 15 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you!

The Barnstar of Diligence
Hi! Thank you so much for your contributions in the field of Romanian history, particularly helping to bring the Ion Agârbiceanu article to B-class. Gug01 (talk) 23:19, 19 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, it was my pleasure. Dahn (talk) 06:59, 20 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

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DYK for Ion Agârbiceanu

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DYK for Traian Brăileanu

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Not my article. I started the redirect, which I think you should consider restoring instead of deleting the link itself. Dahn (talk) 20:47, 8 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

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Hi, can you or a page stalker expand this?♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:07, 30 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

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Curiosity

Hello, out of curiosity, as you mentioned them more than once, which are the other national charts available in Romania? I am not a Romanian and I don't know any other chart. I would like to take a look at them. Thanks in advance, Cavarrone 16:55, 3 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Ion Agarbiceanu

Hi Dahn, the article Ion Agârbiceanu which you helped to greatly expand is currently under GA review by Winner 42. Winner 42 has pointed out a number of mistakes in our article. Please help us to correct these mistakes. Gug01 (talk) 12:44, 6 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CXIII, August 2015

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August 2015

You are suspected of sock puppetry, which means that someone suspects you of using multiple Wikipedia accounts for prohibited purposes. Please make yourself familiar with the notes for the suspect, then respond to the evidence at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Biruitorul. Thank you. Aero Slicer 17:08, 26 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Heh. I'll hold on to this notification. This should be fun. Dahn (talk) 15:36, 1 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
But incidentally: didn't we go through this process at least once in the past? Me and Biruitorul must have merged physically since then. Dahn (talk) 15:37, 1 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

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A barnstar for you!

The Special Barnstar
I think this is the single largest expansion of an article I've ever seen. How are you doing it?? I assumed you may be translating from ro.wiki, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Number 57 14:08, 1 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Also, do you happen to have any data sources for the results of pre-1919 elections in Romania? I'd be very keen to get my hands on some. Cheers, Number 57 14:08, 1 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Many thanks. To answer your first question: I've researched it (including the paper sources). But the article itself took months to write, bit by bit, I just decided to save it today; this is why the expansion appears more imposing than it is. (As an aside: Romanian wikipedia is largely a failed project, and I am not involved with it.)
The second question: I've struggled with that myself. There are to my knowledge only fragmentary and incidental accounts of the results, which one may find by scouring through the period newspapers here or here, or in various books that deal, for instance, withe the career of elected officials (such as Z. Ornea's biography of Constantin Stere). More topical sources might exist, but I have not found them anywhere. It took scouring through two separate sources to tell me that the PND only managed to have 2 parliamentarians before 1918. Dahn (talk) 14:27, 1 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Wow, so you do it all offline? It's a shame regarding the lack of sources – I will have to do some digging in the British Library. Number 57 14:52, 1 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I usually edit in a widow and preview, but only save when I get reasonable progress. Dahn (talk) 14:58, 1 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I like the idea that 60KB is "reasonable progress"! Number 57 15:05, 1 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Talkback

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Thanks for reviewing! Bharatiya29 (talk) 17:28, 9 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

You are most welcome. And sorry for misunderstanding that Pacheco tidbit. Either way: good article, good hook, a pleasure to review. Dahn (talk) 17:34, 9 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CXV, October 2015

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Category:Welsh language speakers

Hi

I see you were involved in a 2006 debate to delete this category (among others); you were part of the overwhelming majority against this category clutter. The category was duly deleted but almost immediately reinstated and another debate is ongoing, but this time Welsh language activists are conducting a determined and vocal - if irrelevant - campaign to keep it. You may like to help the other side again! --The Sage of Stamford (talk) 11:50, 30 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Mark Slonim

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DYK for Ion Buzdugan

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DYK for Bessarabian Peasants' Party

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The Bugle: Issue CXVI, November 2015

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Dadaglobe submissionGaw54 (talk) 18:59, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Dahn, Given your contributions to related articles, I thought you might find this article draft also of interest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Dadaglobe I welcome any suggestions or edits you might have to improve the page. This is only my second Wiki article and I'm still learning the ropes.

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contact for an advise

Could you, please, give me an email address where I could contact you for an advise I would like to ask? Thank you. (I am only writing in English to better integrate in this page, I am a Romanian too.) Arhitectul (talk) 15:15, 17 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CXIX, February 2016

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Apostrof

Would you like to explain how your addition has improved this article? --OJ (talk) 08:29, 15 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

  • Would you?! Dahn (talk) 08:59, 15 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CXX, March 2016

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DYK for Ieremia Cecan

On 9 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ieremia Cecan, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ieremia Cecan, a regional leader of the Romanian Nazi Party, campaigned for the unification of the Orthodox and Catholic churches? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ieremia Cecan. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Category:Members of the Romanian Academy elected post-mortem has been nominated for discussion

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DYK for Ioan Bianu

On 6 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ioan Bianu, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that being a thrifty man, bibliographer Ioan Bianu raised cows on Romanian Academy grounds in downtown Bucharest? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ioan Bianu. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ioan Bianu), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIV, August 2016

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Categories

To your first point: I'm trying to become a bit better about that of late, largely by putting things in chronological order, at least. Though it's not always intuitive.

To the second: I do, actually, create those narrower categories sometimes. (See Category:20th-century American short story writers, for instance.) There are several reasons I don't do it more often. The chief one is that I tend to not like creating smaller categories. So something like, say, Category:20th-century American essayists would be plausible (though the parent category is just at the threshhold where I'm not sure about it) might be viable. But Category:20th-century Romanian essayists is small enough that I wouldn't consider it. Also, I tend to flit about from subject to subject when I edit, and I like having things in a basic category like that, because I'm not sure if/when I'll get around to breaking it down. I am changing a bit in that regard, and part of that is discovering new capabilities with AWB that I hadn't considered before. So it's a work in progress.

To your point about overcategorization: I haven't found it to be much of a problem often, honestly, and most of the time I do encounter it, it can be pretty easily remedied with some judicious pruning. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 00:57, 30 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

And there, too, is part of the problem - it would never have occurred to me that there were 277 articles in the category Category:Romanian essayists. (Largely because I didn't realize our coverage of Romanian writers was that strong.) So I never would even look there to consider creating a narrower cat.
I realize "overcategorization" isn't quite the apposite term, but I couldn't think of anything else. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 13:46, 30 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Well...yes. I've told you. I am doing that. I am considering. I tend to proceed cautiously, but I am thinking about it as I go along. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 13:36, 8 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

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DYK for Ioan Kalinderu

On 13 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ioan Kalinderu, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that though Romanian courtier Ioan Kalinderu lacked any interest in horseriding, he did so every day after reading that it was fashionable among lords in London? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ioan Kalinderu. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ioan Kalinderu), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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DYK for Bonifaciu Florescu

On 19 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bonifaciu Florescu, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Romanian literary scholar Bonifaciu Florescu had the reputation of an unrepentant bohemian and allegedly slept on a pile of hay? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bonifaciu Florescu. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bonifaciu Florescu), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Yiddish perspective on "Copilaria unui Netrebnic"

Dear Editor Dahn,

I am today at page 222 in "Copilaria unui Netrebnic". I am fascinated by the description of Jewish holidays, food, speech in Dorohoi. It is familiar and foreign. I am from Siret a shtetl 30 kilometers vest of Dorohoi. The vocabulary describing my childhood Jews is Yiddish or German. Calugaru's characters speak Romanian. Thus "dreptul de la Stefanesti" turns out to be "Der Tzadik fin Stefanesti" in a minor Aha moment. I am puzzled. Did the Jews in Dorohoi in 1907 speak Yiddish or Romanian? Did Calugaru translate the dialogs into Romanian for the benefit of his educated Romanian readership? The first names of the people are clearly Yiddish: the boy Mochi (Motye diminutive of Mordekhay), the oldest brother Ițe (Itzye diminutive from Itzhok), the Mother Țipra (Tzipoyre in Yiddish, Tzipora in Hebrew), the father Țalic (Zelig in Yiddish, of German not Hebrew origin) but the boy's name Buiumaș I can't match (is it from Yiddish Burikh? Barukh? Hebrew). The surnames are Romanian and I believe them to have been thus in 1907 Dorohoi. In Siret (Sereth, Bukowina) our family names were German. Whenever we met a Jew with surname such as Pantofaru, Croitoru, etc. we knew he was from the "Regat" (Romanian Kingdom before 1918).

I am translating into Romanian The novel "Brennende Doerfer" by Leo Katz. It describes Sereth in the same year 1907 as Calugaru's Dorohoi. It got its title Burning Villages from the same 1907 Moldavian peasant revolts that dominate Copilaria "Copilaria......"'s first chapter: "1907". The contrast in the lives of the Jews in these two close by shtetlykh, during the same year is striking.

Question: Does it make sense to add a section with the Jewish ethnographic perspective to the "Ion Calugaru" English Wikipedia article?

  Do you know of any similar attempts?  Is it the wrong place.  It may be of interest to American Jews.  Also more Israelis read English than understand Romanian. Probably it would not interest the Romanian reader at ro.wikipedia.org

73.200.110.93 (talk) 18:32, 21 September 2016 (UTC) 73.200.110.93 (talk) 18:32, 21 September 2016 (UTC) Stefan Fuma[reply]

Hi. Please see our policy on original research. Dahn (talk) 03:18, 22 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Juste a heads up!

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User%3ADahn&type=revision&diff=741732163&oldid=671295206 HTH --Vlad|-> 09:19, 29 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Anastasie Fătu

On 1 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Anastasie Fătu, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Moldavian pediatrician Anastasie Fătu proposed a ban on open-casket church funerals? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Anastasie Fătu. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Anastasie Fătu), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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A barnstar for you!

The Writer's Barnstar
Your article on Mircea Eliade is the most comprehensive article about a historical figure that I have yet to encounter on Wikipedia and--the edit history proves--your dedication to making/keeping it that way is truly inspirational. ScheherASAde (talk) 09:14, 9 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, can I interest you in contributing towards this? If you and a few others get some people together I can create a 1000 Challenge for Romania if you want it like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Turkey).♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:05, 26 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Europe 10,000 Challenge invite

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia: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 Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia 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. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you.

Hi Dahn I was hoping to get some people flying the flag for Romania in Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge. Care to join and contribute?♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:21, 7 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Are you going to contribute to this or what? I've just added a bit to Surdila-Găiseanca.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:43, 2 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXX, February 2017

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DYK for Romanian general election, 1867

On 19 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Romanian general election, 1867, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the January 1868 death of a Romanian nationalist monk just days after he had been elected deputy sparked an antisemitic riot? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Romanian general election, 1867. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Romanian general election, 1867), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:01, 19 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Scarlat Vârnav

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DYK for Wallachian legislative election, 1857

On 2 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wallachian legislative election, 1857, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that two former Princes of Wallachia ran for deputy seats in 1857, both of them losing at Buzău and recovering to win at Dolj? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wallachian legislative election, 1857. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wallachian legislative election, 1857), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:01, 2 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Romanian Senate election, 1868

On 4 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Romanian Senate election, 1868, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Romanian Senate election of 1868, which consolidated the "reddish" liberal legislature, was held in July, when many conservative voters had left on vacation? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Romanian Senate election, 1868. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Romanian Senate election, 1868), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 4 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Wallachian princely election, 1842

On 5 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wallachian princely election, 1842, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the aged, hernia-afflicted Alecu Filipescu-Vulpea reportedly ran in the Wallachian princely election only to hamper other candidates? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wallachian princely election, 1842. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wallachian princely election, 1842), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:03, 5 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Alecu Filipescu-Vulpea

On 5 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Alecu Filipescu-Vulpea, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the aged, hernia-afflicted Alecu Filipescu-Vulpea reportedly ran in the Wallachian princely election only to hamper other candidates? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Alecu Filipescu-Vulpea), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:03, 5 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CXXXI, March 2017

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXII, April 2017

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIII, May 2017

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIV, June 2017

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Hello! Thanks for reviewing my DYK nomination. Just wanted to let you know I responded to your comment. If there's anything else I need to do, please let me know. Thanks! Jgefd (talk) 18:55, 26 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CXXXV, July 2017

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DYK for Poor Dionis

On 18 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Poor Dionis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a rhyming passage from Mihai Eminescu's novel Poor Dionis proposes "that this world is merely dreamland and a cat's fantastic vision"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Poor Dionis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Poor Dionis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:02, 18 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Luceafărul (poem)

On 19 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Luceafărul (poem), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in creating his Luceafărul myth about the impossible love between a deity (pictured) and a mortal, Mihai Eminescu may have been influenced by the Katha Upanishad? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Luceafărul (poem). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Luceafărul (poem)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 12:01, 19 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Fascinating read; thanks you very much for your work on this article. I shall have to find myself a copy. Yunshui  13:20, 19 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you Yunshui, you are very kind. Messages like yours are particularly touching. Dahn (talk) 16:25, 20 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for George Barbu Știrbei

On 3 August 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article George Barbu Știrbei, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Prince Știrbei, the Romanian arts patron, buried sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux in Courbevoie, then fought over the remains with Carpeaux's widow? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/George Barbu Știrbei. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, George Barbu Știrbei), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

IronGargoyle (talk) 00:03, 3 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

DYK nomination of Rano M. Shaiza

Hello! could you please have a look at Rano M. Shaiza I have changed the hook as advised. Thank you.  FITINDIA  19:58, 3 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, Fitindia (talk · contribs). Thanks for following my suggestion, but please note that I was not reviewing your article, merely making a quick comment. Dahn (talk) 20:01, 3 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your prompt reply Dahn. Cheers  FITINDIA  20:10, 3 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CXXXVI, August 2017

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DYK for Nicolae Petrescu-Comnen

On 9 August 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nicolae Petrescu-Comnen, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Foreign Minister Nicolae Petrescu-Comnen promised that Romania would only "take a few badly aimed potshots" at Soviet planes entering its airspace during the Munich Crisis? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nicolae Petrescu-Comnen. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nicolae Petrescu-Comnen), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:03, 9 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

You were warned to drop the stick and have failed to do so. Because of this, you are blocked for 48 hours. Next time you're asked to drop the stick and move on, I highly recommend that you consider your actions and do so. Thank you. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:33, 13 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Oshwah, you are right in saying that I should not have responded after the warning, and, though the warning only referred to me editing other pages, I should have inferred that it also referred to the topic itself. I do not object to the block, I do not ask for it to be lifted, and I accept it is deserved under the circumstances. Please note, however, that I was responding to very serious and entirely unsubstantiated allegations, also published after the editor in question was similarly warned (but never blocked). These claim that I run several accounts, that I also contacted and seriously threatened the other user, on an outside forum (one I never ever wrote on), and that all of my edits constitute "subtle threats" (an unfalsfiable accusation). This while the user admitted to harassing by noting he had posted on my talk page (and elsewhere), over and over again, messages he believes "only I would understand", under the assumption that I am whoever he imagines I am. What would have been the appropriate response to this, without violating the warning? Even opening a formal investigation for harassment would have presumably violated the warning, if it applies to any page. Supposing I initiate one after my block, using the claims made in SPI as evidence: will I be in violation of the warning? I'm asking because I am actually considering this course of action, and would not like to find myself blocked again. Dahn (talk) 23:55, 13 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  • Dahn, the essence of "dropping the stick" is that you stop responding--one of the reasons you are asked to do so may well be that someone, an administrator for instance, thinks that nothing useful can be gained from further comments, and that further comments are indeed counterproductive. You'll just have to accept that from an admin, or suffer the ensuing block. So the appropriate response, after y'all were going back and forth for a few days, including in the SPI, would have been to leave it be, and to leave it in the hands of the admins looking into the matter. And if you drop the stick, and the other doesn't, then you must have faith that the other editor will suffer that consequence. Since you've been here for over 90k edits, we can expect you to be better than you were. Further investigations or whatever should have followed a decision in the SPI--lest you also be accused of forum shopping. Does that make sense? Oshwah, I have some faith, some, that this won't be repeated. I have also left a note at the SPI and on the other user's talk page; I'd appreciate it if you had a look at those. I support an unblock for Dahn--and if he returns to this matter, or taunts the other party (who, IMO, is really guilty of harassment and disruptive editing), then the block should be reinstated. But I hope Dahn will not pick up this stick again, and if he does, it will be to place it in the hands of the community or an administrator, without a million follow-up posts. Drmies (talk) 02:25, 14 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  • Thank you for looking into this, and both Oswah and you are clearly right to point out my failures of conduct (in my defense, the SPI comes after years of harassment, a harassment intensified during these past weeks -- though that should not ultimately matter, as I should have known better). I will only add that I did not actually start a new investigation, not did I mean that I would start one while the SPI is ongoing -- that would be shoppy. The problem that needed clarifying here is that my block came not after a comment in the SPI (I have not added anything there), but after a reply on the other user's talk page. I can accept that I was being out of line, and I do