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    • Hello, Andris. I recently asked a question on the Quantum_computer page. It appears you removed that question. Where and how can I ask the question again so that it may be answered?

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Happy editing, Isomorphic 21:39, 29 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for your note on the new user log. If you're interested in working on mathematics, you should take a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Mathematics, which is the central coordinating page for working on math articles here on Wikipedia. It has equation editing help, a list of other math contributors, lists of topics in mathematics, and other useful items. Isomorphic 22:20, 1 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Hello, Andris. Good to see someone taking an interest in the difference between cities and counties.

My current internet activity concerning your part of the world is Sweden on Zeal : - particularly the Cities & Regions subcategory, which I created. I see Zeal has no Cities & Regions subcategory for Latvia yet. Food for thought?

Kind regards, anyway.

robinp 00:29, 5 Mar 2004 (UTC)



Hello Andris!

On August 1, 2006, Rivza temporarily suspended Jarinovska from her position, claiming that Jarinovska had harmed the work of the Ministry by neglect of her duties (which had resulted in lengthy delays for more than 100 tasks) and violated the principles of good management and commonly accepted ethics norms. THIS SENTENCE IS COMPLETLY UNTRUE- IT WAS PROVED BY STATE CIVIL SERVANT AGENCY (Valsts Civildienesta pārvalde) OF LATVIA IN 2006. I THNIK IT WILL FOLLOW WITH CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR DELIBERATE DEFAMATION IF PREVIUS SENTENCE WILL NOT BE DELETED IMMEDIATELY!!!



Hello. I just noticed your work on the History of Latvia article and something has come to my attention. While you have fixed the NATO/EU mistake, the information still sounds innacurate. There, it says Latvia is supposed to join NATO on April 2... but as you probably already know, it has just joined it (29 March). This info has been updated on Wikipedia and can be currently seem on the front page (at least, until now) and on the NATO article. Since you seem to be Latvian, I thought you maybe would like to know this, and take the necessary measures to correct the info.

Thanks for listening and welcome to Wikipedia.

Mackeriv 02:47, 30 Mar 2004 (UTC)

AP news says "The new members will take their seats at NATO's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday." And BBC says "A second ceremony will be held at Nato's HQ in Brussels on Friday". I guess, that is what April 2 date means. I will leave History of Latvia article as it as for now and wait to see which date becomes the official one. Andris 03:23, 30 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Oh, I see. Wasn't aware of that. And yes, it must be better to wait before fixing anything.

Mackeriv 04:08, 30 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the input, Andris. I'll fix the joining date if I see it wrong somewhere else.

Mackeriv 20:43, 5 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for announcing that there was vandalism on meta. It could've have been a much bigger mess if no one had notice. Maximus Rex 05:04, 23 Apr 2004 (UTC)

region or land[edit]

I found your edit on Livonia via Recent changes.

I guess you have a reason for calling it "a historical region" in the first line and then "a land" a few lines down. Isn't "historical land of the Livonians" more appropriate and fully in accordance with what you write? I'm just curious!

But I changed "Finnish" to "Finnic". It's just a convention, but they weren't Finnish yet if they were still in Balticum, if you see my drift. :-)

/Tuomas 01:28, 24 Apr 2004 (UTC)

I put an answer at my own talk page. /Tuomas 07:57, 24 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Quantum brain dynamics[edit]

Re the above page, this was not a speedy delete, it had been vandalised by the previous user and simply needed reverting. I have sorted it out now. -- Graham :) | Talk 02:47, 30 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Anon vandalism rampage[edit]

Hi Andris,

Thanks for the help with reverting the anon vandalism. If you're wondering, this is the former User:Levzur on the rampage again. -- ChrisO 00:19, 9 May 2004 (UTC)


Sorry about the mixup. UninvitedCompany


Well, the bit about 'endangering spectators' is clearly drivel, but just in case this was a sarcastic comment about a bowler who gave up too many wides, I checked a reliable source. Wisden is the bible of cricket, and on the net it's Wisden Cricinfo. According to their lists of Sri Lankan cricketers, there are quite a few Dissanayakes who have played first class cricket, but none were called Wenura. Checking a few test results from the period stated, I saw no Wenura Dissanayake. Therefore I can only conclude that this is some sort of joke, and a candidate for speedy deletion. Average Earthman 07:34, 20 May 2004 (UTC)

T H Tylor[edit]

Theodore Tylor was a chess player - and I note your useful link to that effect. However, he was also a lawyer. Does this mean he should have a second link to lawyers?

JPF 08:01, 31 May 2004 (UTC)

  • Sure, a person can be in several (two or even more) categories. I added a link to lawyers. Andris 16:00, May 31, 2004 (UTC)

Categories! Wheeee![edit]

In Wikipedia talk:Categorization, you mentioned a bunch of categories, but failed to put the : in front of it (i.e., [[Category instead of [[:Category, which caused your comment to be confusing and the talk page to be put in the categories. Heh. Done that myself too, fixed it for you. --ssd 17:29, 31 May 2004 (UTC)

Arbitration request re: Mr-Natural-Health[edit]

I've put in an arbitration request re: Mr-Natural-Health. You may or may not wish to add to it. - David Gerard 11:08, 1 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Spanish Inquisition vandalism[edit]

Don't worry: that vandalism occurred today, just two hours before you fixed it. — Chameleon 13:41, 5 Jun 2004 (UTC)

  • Yes, that's right. I must have mistaken the time of edit to which I reverted for the time of vandalism. Andris 06:04, Jun 6, 2004 (UTC)

Administrator nomination[edit]

Hi Andris, it looks like you are not an administrator. I will nominate you to be an administrator if you would like to be one. See WP:RFA for current administrator voting. Regards, Wile E. Heresiarch 14:31, 21 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Great! I have put the nomination on WP:RFA. Please reply there to accept. I look forward to having you as an administrator. Regards & happy editing, Wile E. Heresiarch 12:58, 22 Jul 2004 (UTC)


I noticed you have worked on a few pages about Latvia. I was born in Latvia, Riga, to be exact. Ilyanep (Talk) 17:02, 23 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Congratulations! You are now a sysop!. I suggest reading the Wikipedia:Administrators' reading list and Wikipedia:Administrators' how-to guide. Warofdreams 13:58, 29 Jul 2004 (UTC)


OK, I admit that I have never heard of quantum electrochemistry, chemistry isn't my field, and the wikipedia articles on quantum electrochemistry and Revaz Dogonadze seemed convincing enough that this is a real area of research in chemistry. But you sound like you know this guy's agenda already, so I defer to your judgement Lethe 08:00, Aug 2, 2004 (UTC)

re: insanity templates[edit]

Good morning, Andris. I noticed on VfD that you voted to keep the insanity templates. Could I ask you to elaborate on your reasons? I feel pretty strongly that these templates are detrimental to the community and make it harder to maintain the necessary standards of civility. I'd like to understand your thoughts so that I can see if I can address your concerns. Thanks. Rossami 15:18, 19 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Cold Fusion[edit]

Hello Andris,

I noticed you corrected my "correction" on the cold fusion page. As I understand it, a deuterium-tritium reaction results in the creation of the nuclear byproducts that you talked about (it results in the release of an extra neutron; it is the neutron that collides with the container walls to create the radioactivity.) (A side note: The tritium is already radioactive.) A pure deuterium-deuterium reaction would avoid this as no extra neutron is release, helium being the only byproduct. If I am incorrect in this, I am sorry, I will not revise the page again.

Regards, Kenton


I have looked at the web page you referenced. It does indeed state that a D-D reaction can produce an extra neutron. If you read further down the same page, it goes on to say that the only radioactivity concern is actually the Tritium produced in the other reaction (reaction #4 on the site you referenced. Tritium has a relatively short half life (12 years) and is quite easy to control as containment of a reasonably short length of time is sufficient, compared to the products of fission (and the Tritium is now free to participate in a D-T reaction.) The extra neutron of reaction #3 does not seem to be of major concern. My main concern is that the original article gave the impression that some really nasty stuff is created through fusion, while the truth is that fusion would be infinitely cleaner and safer than the fission reactions our current power plants are based on. I am worried that a good idea may face unwarranted opposition.

I have referred the radioactivity question to Bjoern for his opinion. He is a PhD. in physics with some nuclear background and may be able to shed some light. (He certainly has experience beyond my meagre education.)



Bjoern has looked into the question for me and it turns out there is no way around the production of excess neutrons, and by extension radioactive isotopes. Too bad, I had high hopes. Perhaps the reactor containment could be constructed of a material that produces waste of a very short half life when it absorbs neutrons. This would help to make the situation manageable. I'm digressing, but I still have hope.

Thanks again for your input. It looks like my optimistic edit was premature and the page will remain as written.

Regards, kenton 17:17, 27 Aug 2004 (UTC)


Welcome to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Ice Hockey. Kevin Rector 18:38, Aug 27, 2004 (UTC)


Hi. As I noticed you released your beautiful photo of the Dali Theater Museum to the public domain, I made a slightly cropped and significantly resized version and added it to the Wikitravel article on Figueres. I wanted to let you know, say thanks-- and mention Wikitravel in case you might be interested in it and weren't already familiar with it. Best wishes, -- Infrogmation 19:49, 28 Aug 2004 (UTC)


Please check the page for new info. I didn't create the page orginally and neither did redstar2000, who is a 60 year old man with little skill when it comes to computers. Anyways, I believe it is reasonable now.--Che y Marijuana 09:22, Sep 3, 2004 (UTC)

Edit attribution[edit]

Hi Andris. Edits from have now been reattributed to you. Regards Kate Turner | Talk 05:25, 2004 Sep 4 (UTC)


Thank you very much for your support during my recent run for adminship. I appreciated it very much. If you would like to talk sometime, please drop me a note on my talk page or email me. Mike H 00:15, Sep 10, 2004 (UTC)[edit]

Thanks for blocking them, I see it on the blocked IP list, but it didn't work. They just came back and vandalized There again. Ponder 21:51, 2004 Sep 10 (UTC)

Usenet Copyright[edit]

moved from User:Andris

Can I post content from public usenet without getting into trouble? Thanks, EDGE 22:07, Sep 12, 2004 (UTC)

Thank you for your insight. I believe I will refrain from appropriating usenet content for Wikipedian use.

why did u remove the picture?[edit]

TI-84 Vfd tag[edit]

You moved the Vfd template to Talk:TI-84/Delete, but you didn't remove the Vfd tag from TI-84. What happened?? 16:56, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)[edit]

I reverted edits of your user page by anonGeni 23:03, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)

and againGeni 23:26, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Gmail Invite[edit]

Why, of course. It's on its way out. Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 03:32, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Protection of Nov 2004 Election Related Articles[edit]

I might support that. How would we pre-determine the date? Andris 22:38, Sep 24, 2004 (UTC)

Well, I suppse the best way to do it would be to speak to some other admins, set some date, say 7 or 10 or 14 days before the election (whatever seems reasonable) and do it. Dont let anyone know about this, as it is going to cause a mad rush to make all kinds of crazy changes before the deadline. Realistcaly, nothing earth shateering is going to happen a week or two before the election, and if something noteworth does happen, it would not be a big problem to add it in. TDC 22:48, Sep 24, 2004 (UTC)

References to Four Color Theorem[edit]

Andris, I had added the reference to Dharwadker's website to the Four Color Theorem article. Is there any reason why you should wish to suppress this reference? Try googling "Four Color Theorem". Wiki is supposed to be an objective encyclopeadia and its articles should not be based upon incomplete information or what could be interpreted as biased opinions. Regards, Clarence (

1917, Lithuania[edit]

About the December 11 declaration, 1917. See the answer in my talk page, please.
Linas 11:08, 2004 Sep 27 (UTC)

Western betrayal[edit]

Is your proposal still valid? [[User:Halibutt|Halibutt]] 15:34, Oct 9, 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for reminding. I am doing very little editing now (because of travel and some urgent matters at work) but I will do that in 2-3 weeks, when I have more time. Andris 18:53, Oct 14, 2004 (UTC)
I can't wait. :) [[User:Halibutt|Halibutt]] 19:26, Oct 14, 2004 (UTC)

Requests for comment Shorne[edit]

A few of us are talking about doing a RfC regarding Shorne. Before we can do that we must pass this threshold:

"Before listing any user conduct dispute here, at least two people must try to resolve the same issue by talking with the person on his or her talk page or the talk pages involved in the dispute. The two users must document and certify their efforts when listing the dispute. If the listing is not certified within 48 hours of listing, it will be deleted."

If you feel that any issues exist with respect to his edits, please enter into a dialogue on User talk:Shorne and see how much progress we can make through negotiation. Fred Bauder 18:58, Oct 10, 2004 (UTC)

Marie-Therese Nguyen Huu Hao[edit]

Would you merge Marie-Therese Nguyen Huu Hao to Nam Phuong, the last name she had I completed updating a on going biography of her. Jimmyvanthach 22:47, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Keeping "In the news" NPOV and credible[edit]

Following various attempts to add partisan and fringe stories to Template:In the news, I've proposed a new criterion to keep such stuff out. Could you please take a look at Wikipedia talk:In the news section on the Main Page and let me know what you think? -- ChrisO 19:13, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:


Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. Ram-Man (comment) (talk)[[]] 15:37, Dec 9, 2004 (UTC)

RFC pages on VfD[edit]

Should RFC pages be placed on VfD to be deleted? I'm considering removing Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Slrubenstein, Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Jwrosenzweig and Wikipedia:Requests for comment/John Kenney from WP:VFD. Each of them was listed by CheeseDreams. Your comments on whether I should do this would be appreciated. - Ta bu shi da yu 03:17, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Hurrian article and Avestan language/script[edit]

I notice you edited the Hurrian article quite a bit - it was recently changed to add Avestan as a script - the anon who did it mostly left vandalism but I don't know if this is vandalism or a legitimate inclusion - do you know? left similar message on User_talk:Jorge Stolfi Trödel|talk 16:49, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Calcutta -> Kolkata name change[edit]

Hi there. I noticed you voted in the Wikipedia:Naming policy poll to keep the Wikipedia policy of naming an article with the most familiar English name. You may not be aware that another attempt has begun to rename the Calcutta article to Kolkata, which is blatantly not the most common name of the city, whether it's official or not. If you want to vote on the issue you can do so at Talk:Calcutta. Cheers. -- Necrothesp 13:42, 5 Mar 2005 (UTC)


Hello, Andris. I am Vuong Ngan Ha from Viet nam. I would like to use your picture Dewpoint.jpg in the [1] as part of the article "Điểm sương" (That means Dewpoint in English). If there is no any problem, please kindly inform me. Thanks. User:Vuong Ngan Ha


I found this in the category:Wikipedians... User:Gracefool/Wikiproject_Deletionism. I'm not sure what it is but it feels like it could be a personal attack or something. If it bothers you, please discuss it with Gracefool or ask for removal of the page. Radiant_* 10:41, May 17, 2005 (UTC)

Red link recovery project[edit]

Howdy, Topbanana here, back after an extended absence. I've decided to round up a few of my more useful reports into a project with the goal of converting as many "red links" (links to non-existant articles) into "blue links" (links to real articles). As you've been active in fixing similar things in the past, I thought I'd let you know in case you're interested in joining up. If not, I won't be offended - we've all got lots todo here :) - TB 11:35, 2005 Jun 23 (UTC)


Sveiks! Peters Vecrumba just substantially expanded the budding Portal:Latvia, so you might want to take a look at it, esp. if you know anything about the easiest way to link it in. --Pēteris Cedriņš 08:44, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Shuman Ghosemajumder[edit]

You contributed to a deltion debate on this article in May 2004. It has since been nominated again, and you may wish to comment regarding that debate (it happened over 18 months before I arrived). Thryduulf 14:27, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Request for comments on article naming[edit]

Talk:World Junior Ice Hockey Championships If you're interested. Thanks.
ColtsScore 09:21, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Survey Invitation[edit]

Hi there, I am a research student from the National University of Singapore and I wish to invite you to do an online survey about Wikipedia. To compensate you for your time, I am offering a reward of USD$10, either to you or as a donation to the Wikimedia Foundation. For more information, please go to the research home page. Thank you. --WikiInquirer 00:58, 4 March 2007 (UTC)talk to me

Five-Year Plan (USSR)[edit]

Hello! I've seen that you edited the Five-Year Plan (USSR) article, can you answer my question on Talk:Five-Year Plan (USSR)? thanks -Sucrine ( ><> talk) 09:51, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Ice Hockey Project discussion of hockey player notability and project scope[edit]

Please come join the WikiProject Ice Hockey Notability standards for hockey players discussion. I'd like to see input from all our project members who have an opinion. Thanks! ColtsScore 00:15, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Ice Hockey August 2007 Newsletter[edit]

WikiProject Ice Hockey Newsletter

Dear Andris! You are receiving this newsletter because you have signed up as a member of WikiProject Ice Hockey. The purpose of this newsletter is to update on the goings on of the project, as there have been major changes, and a lot of new recognized content in the past few weeks. If you are an inactive user, you probably won't recognize the new and improved state of the WikiProject!

From the project, Maxim.

New recognized content

By Maxim
There have been a lot more Good and Featured articles written in the past few weeks. Here is a list:[1][2][3][4]

Featured articles
Good articles
Featured lists[5]
  1. ^ All articles are in order of promotion, as written on the main WikiProject page; FA's have official dates of promotions.
  2. ^ A star represents a featured article or list
  3. ^ A green circle represents a good article
  4. ^ Stanley Cup is an A-Class article
  5. ^ The lists system differs from articles, and doesn't give an official date of promotion
Article Improvement

By Maxim

Upon some discussion on the WikiProject talk page, the Article Improvement Drive page was revamped by Krm500 and Maxim. It was renamed Wikipedia:WikiProject Ice Hockey/Article Improvement, and it includes two section. The first section is called articles in dire need of improvement. It list articles, usually important, that are in very poor shape. The second section is called requested help. Users list an article they request help improving a certain article, which will facilitate collaboration, which is the aim of any WikiProject. There is one article currently listed there, Henrik Lundqvist, here. The goal is to at least get it to Good article status.


By Maxim

In the past few weeks, there has been quite heated discussion about the use of diacritics in article name. The current guideline is using diacritics in the pages of articles of all player names which require them, but redirects are exempt.

Task forces

By Maxim
There have been two new task forces started within the WikiProject to coordinate major topics.

Sweden Ice Hockey task force

This task force was initiated by Krm500. Its current goal is to improve Henrik Lundqvist to Good or Featured article status. It covers all Swedish clubs, leagues and competitions and associated articles, players and coaches that are Swedish, or have played/coached for a Swedish club, and arenas in Sweden. They plan to eventually operate as a sort of a sub-project, which will have its own articles for creation, ranking importance and quality of articles, and co-ordinate article improvement. Its current members are Krm500, Bamsefar75, and CLAES.

New Jersey Devils task force

This task force was initiated by Bsroiaadn. Its goal is to improve New Jersey Devils to Featured Topic status. Although it currently meets the required article count, the task force wishes to improve it further. Its area of coverage is very similar to the Sweden Ice Hockey task force. Its members are Bsroiaadn, JHMM13, FutureNJGov, Sportskido8, Michael Greiner, JRWalko, and Soxrock.

Requested Images

By Maxim
After discussion on the WikiProject talk page, Serte created a page for Requested Images. The page encourages users to license images for use on articles. The page also has section to request images for players, arenas, game situations, miscellaneous, and team and league logos. The page has been quite popular; since it was created on July 21, there have been six completed requests. There are four currently outstanding requests:

Article assessement completed

By Maxim
On July 12, Kaiser matias announced that he had completed assessing all the articles with a {{ice hockey}} tag, sorting them into Category:Unassessed Ice Hockey articles. Kaiser matias has ranked about 9000 articles in that category, and most were stubs, and "have no information at all", according to him. Everybody is encouraged to expand the stubs into real articles. This effort took around 5 months. A big thanks goes to Kaiser matias from me and all the project.

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WikiProject Ice Hockey newsletter[edit]

WikiProject Ice Hockey Newsletter

Dear Andris! You are receiving as you are a member of WikiProject Ice Hockey There's been more new thing going on at WP:HOCKEY, and I think this will help you to stay informed. Since the last newsletter sent out in August, there's been great changes. Read on to find out! Maxim(talk)

This just in:
Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy has just been promoted to featured list status, while the bot was delivering the newsletter. Maxim(talk) 02:02, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

And I've just promoted Art Ross Trophy. And Clarence S. Campbell Bowl is at FLC. This should be the last update. Maxim(talk) 00:40, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
New recognized content

By Maxim

Especially due to the featured topic drive, there have been many new featured lists promoted concerning NHL awards. Here's the full list of all the 13 FL's promoted since the last newsletter.[1][2]

  1. Featured article Hart Memorial Trophy
  2. Featured article James Norris Memorial Trophy
  3. Featured article Vezina Trophy
  4. Featured article Conn Smythe Trophy
  5. Featured article Frank J. Selke Trophy
  6. Featured article Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
  7. Featured article Lester B. Pearson Award
  8. Featured article Calder Memorial Trophy
  9. Featured article Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
  10. Featured article King Clancy Memorial Trophy
  11. Featured article Jack Adams Award
  12. Featured article Presidents' Trophy
  13. Featured article List of Calgary Flames players

There have been no new good articles or featured articles. Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy has been given A-Class status due to multiple issues raised at FLC.

  1. ^ The last one, List of Calgary Flames players, is the only one not associated with the featured topic drive.
  2. ^ At the time of publishing, there were 5 lists at WP:FLC and 2 lists in the "Holding cell", as there's been an accepted guideline to not put more that 5 trophy lists at the same time to, "compensate for the sanity of the reviewers".
Did You Know?

By Maxim
There have been 4 new articles featured in the Did You Know section? on the Main Page since August.

Featured Topic Drive

By Maxim

Started by User:Scorpion0422, the aim of this drive is to make NHL awards a featured topic. A featured topic is basically a set of very high quality articles (good articles and featured articles/lists). In this case, the topic is NHL awards. Many users have helped, including Scorpion0422, Resolute, Serte, Hasek is the best, Maxim, Croat Canuck, Spike Wilbury, FutureNJGov, and T Rex/Dinosaur puppy. The progress has been very good; there are 12 featured lists promoted, and 2 good articles:

  1. Featured article Hart Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  2. Featured article James Norris Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  3. Featured article Vezina Trophy (Scorpion)
  4. Featured article Conn Smythe Trophy (Serte)
  5. Featured article Frank J. Selke Trophy (FutureNJGov)
  6. Featured article Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  7. Featured article Lester B. Pearson Award (Scorpion)
  8. Featured article Calder Memorial Trophy (Croat Canuck)
  9. Featured article Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (Maxim)
  10. Featured article King Clancy Memorial Trophy (Maxim)
  11. Featured article Jack Adams Award (Maxim)
  12. Featured article Presidents' Trophy (Scorpion)
  13. Stanley Cup (Earlier collaboration, very many involved)
  14. Traditions and anecdotes associated with the Stanley Cup (Maxim)

Check the project page if you are interested in helping out. Although it's closer to being done than not, there's still work to be done. The next topic that might be tackled is Stanley Cup, but this remains purely speculative and in discussion.

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Classification of admins[edit]

Hi Andris. Please consider adding your admin username to the growing list at Classification of admins. Best! -- Jreferee t/c 22:53, 28 November 2007 (UTC)


Hello, just wondering if you have a reference for the information you contributed. Thanks Enlil Ninlil (talk) 03:34, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Dainis Īvāns[edit]

Hello, Andris!

I have deleted the libellous information in the article inserted by you (see subject), regarding the case about using government money inappropriately. These claims are just groundless. Please provide the source for these accusations.


Violaviolino (talk) 12:56, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Yan Rudzutak / Jánis Rudzutaks controversy[edit]

Hello! I have added a comment on discussion page of article 'Yan Rudzutak' suggesting to rename it. Please express your opinion, too. -- Avellano (talk) 13:21, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Suspension of admin privileges due to inactivity[edit]

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Notice of change[edit]

Hello. You are receiving this message because of a recent change to the administrator policy that alters what you were told at the time of your desysopping. The effect of the change is that you will not longer be able to request restoration of the tools because of your prior inactivity. You have until December 30, 2012 to request restoration or else the policy will prevent you from doing so in the future; you would need to seek a new WP:RFA. Until December 30, you can file a request at WP:BN for review by the crats. Thank you. MBisanz talk 04:22, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

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