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You edited the template questioning the notability of Naked Giants, the band has been referred and reviewed by Billboard, Allmusic, and The Seattle Times. Also, the band has worked with notable people such as Steve Fisk, Car Seat Headrest, and Ron Gallo. They are also on a major label. If you could explain the notability issues in the talk page that would greatly aid my ability to improve the article. Bkdb44 (talk) 02:33, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated

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Test article (food and medicine) moved to draftspace

An article you recently created, Test article (food and medicine), does not have enough sources and citations as written to remain published. It needs more citations from reliable, independent sources. (?) Information that can't be referenced should be removed (verifiability is of central importance on Wikipedia). I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, please click on the "Submit your draft for review!" button at the top of the page. Britishfinance (talk) 21:32, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

If US FDA is not reliable source for you, then you are free to request a RFC. Staszek Lem (talk) 21:53, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Lion Versus

Hi. I'm confused about this revert [1] with edit summary "not in the sources cited." The language I changed it to was: "...a project of former members of...Nashi". The source says: "Some of the prominent projects of former Nashi activists are StopHam..." [2] at p. 322. The source doesn't say "...launched as a subproject of...Nashi", the language you changed it to. "Former Nashi activists" means they weren't part of Nashi when they started StopHam. What am I missing? Levivich? ! 00:51, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

I put the source back and changed prose to match the source closer. I trust that resolves it but please let me know if not. Thank you. Levivich? ! 01:11, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Double plural

Why did you restore the references section? The article has no references, so why does it need a section header with no content? 208.95.51.53 (talk) 13:23, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

@208.95.51.53: Because this is a special section: articles must have references and it is an extra reminder that something is wrong. And it will save time to these good men who will add references.
By the way, if you want to edit popflock.com resource seriously and talk to people, get yourself user name, so that next time you edit from different IP I will know I am talking to you. If you are just fooling around, just accept that experienced wikipedians know what they are doing with your edits. Of course you may ask questions, out of curiosity, which is good, and I did answer you, but just don't start reverting people, as many brave IP editors do, you will be blocked from editing, after wasting several wikipedians' time.
In any case, your edits aimed at improving popflock.com resource are very welcome, despite by a bit grumbling tone. Staszek Lem (talk) 17:47, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Information icon Please remember to assume good faith when dealing with other editors. Thank you. 208.95.51.53 (talk) 19:23, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, my experience shows I cannot expect a good faith from a random IP. Still, I answered you question, I did not insult you, I just warned you about typical bad behavior I see from IPs 90% of the time when I revert them. Also, if you don't want to have a user name, it means you don't respect other wikipedians, you only respect your whim to create communication inconvenience for others. May be yours is a good, decent IP and in the future I will respect you, but I simply cannot remember it for longer than a week. Staszek Lem (talk) 21:24, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Cells scaffolding

Hej, I have just found your request for clarification here: Special:Diff/745361938 and I'd like to inform you I have added some explanation for the term: Special:Diff/881751621. I hope it meets the readbility level required by WP, but feel free to correct, if needed. I'd like to expand my note into a separate article, alas I'm not familiar enough with that branch of science. Wszystkiego dobrego. :) --CiaPan (talk) 16:22, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Lem

Moved to Talk:Stanis?aw Lem's fictitious criticism of nonexisting books. Staszek Lem (talk) 01:16, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Historia i fantastyka

I just stubbed this and realized we don't have an entry for his interview with Lem... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:39, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Nationalization in Poland

Could you confirm that you are ok with hook alt 2? Would be a shame if this is rejected from DYKing... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:03, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Rozmowy ze Stanis?awem Lemem

Done and DYKing. Through I am not sure if the best title is the 1st or 2nd edition? Do comment on talk if you want to move it. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:14, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Balog (genus)

Dear Staszek Lem! Hungarian nobility consisted of kindreds (clans, in contemporary Latin term: genus plural genera) until the early 14th century, somewhat similarly to the Polish heraldic families. Most of the later noble families originated from these kindreds, so the definition of the Balogs as "family" is incorrect and not confirmed by the sources. Consequently, I reverted your move to rename the page. --Norden1990 (talk) 21:54, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

@Norden1990: - What about other entries in Category:Hungarian nobility which are called "... family" ? Staszek Lem (talk) 21:58, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
I do not understand. What entries do you mean? --Norden1990 (talk) 22:07, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
@Norden1990: Just look into the category. Entries like Dávid family, Hoyos family, see more yourself; "family", not "genus". By the way, why "House of Iturbide" is in this category? Staszek Lem (talk) 22:11, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
Several medieval noble families came from the "ancient" kindreds, which had disintegrated by the early 14th century. For instance Báthory family originated from the Gutkeled clan (or genus), alongside other families. There is a category for Hungarian genera. House of Iturbide --> it's obvious error, they did not belong to Hungarian nobility. --Norden1990 (talk) 22:19, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

The same city

Hi Staszek,

So you are from Bia?ystok, like me :-) I see that your English is very advanced. Here, in Poland, almost everyone learns English, but almost no one speaks. Some of them have been learning English for 20 years, but can't say even simple sentences. Several years ago I decided to switch to English, still living in Poland, only to be "born again" in a second language. And indeed, it works. But the transition took many hours a day for five years :-) And even though I have no talent for languages, English is my passion now, and I am entirely self-taught. I prefer American English because it is more common on the Internet and to me sounds better. Correct American pronunciation is to me crucial, and maybe I already sound like natives. Of course I can speak English but I would not say that I am fluent. As for Stanis?aw Lem, I used to read his books, which were part of my childhood :-) Vikom talk 17:09, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

@Vikom: Mieszkam w Stanach ju? ponad 20 lat, jednak niektórzy wikipedy?ci wci narzekaj? na moj? angielszczyzn? :-(. I am taking it easy, because it was never my intention to gain a perfect command of English, neither in speaking nor in writing; I am leaving this to my children :-). Staszek Lem (talk) 20:00, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Now everything is clear except for one thing: I expected your response in English, not Polish. But at first you wrote only one sentence, in Polish. It wasn't until later that you added two sentences in English. So let me describe my first impression:-)
We are in the English Wikipedia, right? In addition, you are an autoreviewer, extendedconfirmed, patroller, reviewer, rollbacker, and have made over 49 000 edits. This is impressive! Your Polish sentence was perfect, but you could have easily written: "I have been living in the US for over 20 years, however some Wikipedians still complain about my English." Then, why didn't you do it? I am shocked. What was the reason? Were you afraid that I might find some mistakes? I am only a self-proclaimed copy-editor who still learns English. You may well find mistakes in my discussions, which are readily available. By the way, if you find any, show no mercy and point them out. I will be very grateful :-) I wrote: "the transition took many hours a day for five years". Now I will confess that "many hours a day" means actually "10 to 16 hours a day". I know, it sounds crazy :-) However, I have never used any textbooks! It would be too boring.
Native speakers, especially well educated, rarely make mistakes, but they are not perfect, and some mistakes are typical for them. For example they often say: "often times", "the reason is because", "didn't used to be". And misplaced modifiers, like "He only died last week", are very common. Besides, there are also illiterates, who are native English speakers. Whenever I have a problem with expressing my thoughts in English and ask a native speaker to help me, he or she usually has exactly the same problem.
Now I see your text in English. Hmm, I thought that we had more in common. This is life. Regards :-) Vikom talk 04:37, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

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May 2019

Information icon Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Solaris (2002 film). Your edits appear to be disruptive and have been or will be reverted.

Please ensure you are familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, and please do not continue to make edits that appear disruptive. Continued disruptive editing may result in loss of editing privileges. Thank you. Eric talk 18:11, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

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This user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who accepted the request.

Staszek Lem (block log o active blocks o global blocks o autoblocks o contribs o deleted contribs o filter log o creation log o change block settings o unblock o checkuser (log))


Request reason:

Sorry, I did not violate 3RR. If you look into edit history carefully, each time I removed a different piece of unreferenced text unreferenced part of the article, from different bullets and sections. Staszek Lem (talk) 19:31, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Accept reason:

I make errors, three. This is one of them. You are right -- that's my mistake. If text was merely longstanding, then that's not a revert. Unblocked with apologies. El_C 20:01, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

(Non-administrator comment) You may like to have a look at WP:3RR again, specifically the part "whether involving the same or different material". I am not necessarily a fan of bright-line rules, but the community has agreed upon it. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 19:35, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
In any case, the comment each time I removed a different piece of unreferenced text is clearly wrong. stwalkerster (talk) 19:45, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
What is wrong in removing different non-related unreferenced texts? It is not that I was removing different pieces of the same text chunk. This of course would look ugly. Staszek Lem (talk) 19:48, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, the policy says "the 3RR says an editor must not perform more than three reverts, in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material". I was not reverting "same or different text; I was removing different pieces sitting there tagged since March 2018. Under your interpretation a rogue page owner may effectively block any edits of a article. Staszek Lem (talk) 19:54, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Staszek Lem, I'm commenting here because I value your contributions. I'd like to point two things out before this gets potentially problematic.
  • Although an experienced editor may not consider it to be necessary, reading the above-linked guide to submitting an unblock request may make you reconsider the request. Removing it yourself instead of having an administrator decline it may be beneficial, but I am not in a position to ask you to do so.
  • The German term military night may be relatively unfamiliar here, but it has an article here too.
Finally, I'd like to thank you for being a constructive editor who happened to make a mistake and is very likely able to learn from it. I make errors too. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 19:58, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
I guess I'll need to have a closer look as the unblock request was now accepted with an apology by the blocking administrator. Please disregard my advice. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 20:06, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

@El C: I'm not saying the unblock was unjustified; I believe it to be justified mainly because Staszek Lem is very unlikely to continue reverting. I'm questioning the reason given for the unblock, however, as it does not seem to have been a mistake.

But well, in the end, this is just me trying to justify my above advice, hoping not to look too bad myself. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 20:25, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

<sigh>, well, shit happens. Anyway, I will not edit the article until the OP has chance to answer in the article talk page. Staszek Lem (talk) 20:52, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
ToBeFree, hah! I appreciate that. Perhaps I shouldn't be so trusting. I won't re-block, but I will note it in the block log. El_C 21:34, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Staszek Lem, feel free to use the talk page (I have unblocked the other user now to be even-handed), but please do not edit the article itself in any way for 60 hours. Looks like my incompetence is your good fortune. El_C 21:48, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Discussion of link language wrapper templates (June 2019)

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Antonio Zamora article - when wikilinking you better check where the link leads

Just to clarify, I noticed that the wikilink to the Cycle basis page had been removed, without any mention; I thought that maybe it was in error, or you hadn't seen the single sentence on that page referring to SSSR. I am aware that the SSSR link goes to a disambiguation page, and then onto the Cycle basis page, but thought that would at least make it clear where it was intended to refer to. The only reason I added the wikilink to the Cycle basis page in the first place was that it uses a citation from Zamora. However since SSSR unfortunately doesn't have a page of its own I will leave it off. Ray3055 (talk) 21:01, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

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Null Result/Nullus Resultus

Hello. May I ask why you removed this bit from the Null Result page?

"The term is popularly given as the translation of the scientific Latin nullus resultarum, meaning "no consequence", but this is actually grammatically incorrect and not the phrase's origin. The correct Latin would be nullus resultus."

The Latin matter had already been discussed here: http://www.popflock.com/learn?s=Talk:Null_result#Nullus_Resultarum

I will change it back in the meantime.

Thank you, Issacus Issacus Divus (talk) 01:03, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

Ok...

(moved from my talk page to Talk:Null result)

Your edit to Hasanaginica

I restored your edit to this article. It was caught in-between a few edits by an IP editor that were not improvements and got mass reverted. Sorry about the inconvenience. Best, Jip Orlando (talk) 21:23, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Your revert to Hanlon's razor

Hi, how do you figure that this is correct?

Screenshot DJ Doena (talk) 19:35, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

@DJ Doena: See Talk:Hanlon's_razor#Earlier_attributions. Staszek Lem (talk) 20:05, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

A goat for you!

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Thank you for taking the Boy next door argument to RfD - I hate to be insistent like that, and thank you for being civil. Cheers!

? ?l Cid of ?alencia ?T?LK? 12:50, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

About your move at Black Oceans

I don't think we should move articles on books to English title if no official English title exists? (If you reply here, please WP:ECHO me, TIA). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:59, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

@Piotrus: We better discuss the issue at WT:TITLE. Let me peruse this guideline first. Staszek Lem (talk) 16:34, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
Even more relevant: popflock.com Resource: Naming conventions (books). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:21, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

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Talk:Ore Mountains

Hi Staszek, thank you for your interest in the Ore Mountains debate. Reading your comment, it sounds as if you are in favour of keeping the English name rather than moving to the German name. If so, you need to vote Oppose rather than support. HTH. Bermicourt (talk) 17:32, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

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Question

Hi, Staszek

I have a question to you (Polish is my native language but I do not speak English pretty well). Could you see here? What do you think about this transtaltion from PLwiki? Currently I am having hard time to get this article better because of I can not write in English in literary way and I do not know mechanism of ENwiki quit good which is other than on Polish Wikipedia. Anyway the article is nearly already. Could you help me improve the three references and describtion of the photos? Cheers Dawid2009 (talk) 21:29, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

@Dawid2009: I will see what I can do. Which three references are you talking about? Staszek Lem (talk) 18:43, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

pl:Naj?wi?tsza Maryja Panna Królowa Polski/User:Dawid2009/The Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland - 5, 9, 10 - This is my translation from PL and these references do not work. Dawid2009 (talk) 19:36, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
I am very thankfull for your work and your dedicating time with good faith. You even made categories which do not exist on Polish Wikipedia. You surprised me with so much improvement. Best regards for you ! Dawid2009 (talk) 20:59, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

A Stanislaw Lem Reader

Thanks, this was on my list of articles to create :) I've added one more academic source, I think we should be able to expand it into a WP:DYK :) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:23, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

@Piotrus: Sorry, I do not like WP:DYK. I am editing for fun, not for glory of wikipedia. Staszek Lem (talk) 19:30, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Requested move

Requested moves can only be reopened by the closer and only after discussion. So please talk to me and tell me what you think is the best way to proceed. P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 21:11, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

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I am currently involved in cleaning up articles that fail WP:NFICTION/WP:GNG/WP:PLOT (see popflock.com Resource: WikiProject Deletion sorting/Fictional elements) and I just came across Professor Tarantoga. I'd usually just WP:PROD it but since it is yours I figure I'll ping you and see if you can expand it with sources that discuss the character's literary significance and such before I add it to the chopping bloc. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:30, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

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At your service--Ymblanter (talk) 20:11, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

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Redirect autopatrol

A recent Request for Comment on creating a new redirect autopatrol pseduo-permission was closed early. New Page Reviewers are now able to nominate editors who have an established track record creating uncontroversial redirects. At the individual discretion of any administrator or after 24 hours and a consensus of at least 3 New Page Reviewers an editor may be added to a list of users whose redirects will be patrolled automatically by DannyS712 bot III.

Source Guide Discussion

Set to launch early in the new year is our first New Page Patrol Source Guide discussion. These discussions are designed to solicit input on sources in places and topic areas that might otherwise be harder for reviewers to evaluate. The hope is that this will allow us to improve the accuracy of our patrols for articles using these sources (and/or give us places to perform a WP:BEFORE prior to nominating for deletion). Please watch the New Page Patrol talk page for more information.

This month's refresher course

While New Page Reviewers are an experienced set of editors, we all benefit from an occasional review. This month consider refreshing yourself on popflock.com Resource: Notability (geographic features). Also consider how we can take the time for quality in this area. For instance, sources to verify human settlements, which are presumed notable, can often be found in seconds. This lets us avoid the (ugly) 'Needs more refs' tag.

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DYK for Rumcajs

Updated DYK query.svgOn 9 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rumcajs, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Czech fictional outlaw Rumcajs was so popular in Poland that a brand of detergent was named after his son? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rumcajs. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rumcajs), 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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New Page Reviewer newsletter February 2020

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Hello Staszek Lem,

Source Guide Discussion

The first NPP source guide discussion is now underway. It covers a wide range of sources in Ghana with the goal of providing more guidance to reviewers about sources they might see when reviewing pages. Hopefully, new page reviewers will join others interested in reliable sources and those with expertise in these sources to make the discussion a success.

Redirects

New to NPP? Looking to try something a little different? Consider patrolling some redirects. Redirects are relatively easy to review, can be found easily through the New Pages Feed. You can find more information about how to patrol redirects at WP:RPATROL.

Discussions and Resources
Refresher

Geographic regions, areas and places generally do not need general notability guideline type sourcing. When evaluating whether an article meets this notability guideline please also consider whether it might actually be a form of WP:SPAM for a development project (e.g. PR for a large luxury residential development) and not actually covered by the guideline.

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