When making numerous changes to the same article as you're creating it, please use the minor edit check box. Makes the Recent Changes more readable. BoArthur 10:22, 29 July 2015 (PDT)
- Ah, okay. My bad; 'fraid I wasn't too sure on how to use the minor edit check box! I wasn't sure how minor an edit something had to be for it to be needed... Juan Martin Velez Linares 14:50, 29 July 2015 (CDT)
- no harm, no foul. Just guiding you "young" ones in the ways of the Wiki. BoArthur 19:15, 29 July 2015 (PDT)
Hi, Juan Martin. It's great to see newcomers revitalizing this great community. I see you made Pink Frojt a link. I don't know if you are thinking making an article about this band, but right now I'm already working on it and hopefully I'll submit it on Conculture discussion board during next days.--Pedromoderno 18:43, 5 September 2015 (PDT)
- Ah, okay. Might I be able to help you out with the concept/article? Juan Martin Velez Linares 09:13, 6 September 2015 (CDT)
- Speaking of which, IIRC either Syd Barrett or Roger Waters originally wanted Pink Floyd to have a saxophonist, a banjoist and two female singers. Might Pink Frojt have those elements? Juan Martin Velez Linares 09:24, 6 September 2015 (CDT)
You do realize just how COMMON a name like Juan or Martin Velez is, don't you, especially in Texas? :) If you wouldn't mind, friend request me. I'm the Daniel Hicken with a profile picture in b/w of a man leaning on a wall, and my cover photo is of the Eiffel Tower. BoArthur 15:28, 9 September 2015 (PDT)
- Found you. My profile is the one of the German man with the monocle with "Nein." underneath it. Juan Martin Velez Linares 21:28, 09 September 2015 (CDT)
Dialect and Language Links
If these are all just the real world equivalent, we tend to just leave them unlinked, because there's no sense in duplicating the work of Wikipedia. Also, in Ill Bethisad, these microstates pride themselves on their language, even if they're really just a dialect of a broader language - akin to what's gone on between Serbian/Croatian/Slovenian, *here* BoArthur 09:36, 17 September 2015 (PDT)
- Ah, all right. I was thinking about maybe writing something up about Ligurian, but thinking about it the language is pretty much just the same as it is *here*. I made a slight change to Lombard from *here* and I plan to write up standardised IB versions of Emiliano-Romagnolo and Venetian, but otherwise I think Italian languages are broadly the same as *here*. At least that's my headcanon. Juanmartinvelezlinares 11:48, 17 September 2015 (CDT)
Well done. Can't believe I missed that. BoArthur 12:17, 23 September 2015 (PDT)
- Merci beaucoup, monsieur! Juan Martin Velez Linares 14:30, 23 September 2015 (CDT)
The Minefield that is Spelling Corrections
In some (not all cases), spelling/transliteration of non-Roman-script languages is deliberately different in comparing *there* to *here*. Thought I'd point out that nuance. :) BoArthur 12:02, 24 September 2015 (PDT)
Orthodoxy in Corea
This is the second time that you've decided to make details up against my wishes about Orthodoxy in Corea. I am currently working on a project with oversight from Bo Arthur and Al Fishes, and I'd really appreciate if you stopped trying to go over my head and just start writing ideas on your own. Yes, while I am not officially the caretaker of the Orthodox communion (no one is), I usually work together with people who have ideas. This is the second or third time that you've done this. Please, instead of just going at it on your own, come to my talk-page and we can talk it out. I had to learn this the hard way, and I'm sorry you have to do so as well.
P.S. What do you mean "it's unlikely that Russia would be the ones leading the conversion of Corea?" It's right north of there, and Russian ships have gotten as far away as the Line Islands; I think they can make it to Corea from Vladivostok. I'm trying to go something different with the Orthodox Church in E. Asia which I remember was one of your criticisms from before that in our world Orthodoxy in E. Asia is too small, but the entire point of Ill Bethisad is to do something different with factual events that happened in our world. In our world, a Russian mission was established in 1895. That is fact, please look it up if you object. While the roots of the modern Orthodox Church in S. Korea date back to Greek chaplains doing limited missionary work during the Korean War, that wasn't the first wave of Orthodoxy, nor hopefully will it be the last. If you have any objections, which I'm sure you do, please bring it to my talk page, as I have said.
Thank you, Kostas
Cataloguing Event Dates
Martin, a heartfelt merci for your help in cataloguing the dates of things. I appreciate it! BoArthur 10:13, 17 November 2015 (PST)
- Pas de probleme, monsieur! Juan Martin Velez Linares 21:24, 17 Nov 2015 (CDT)
Are you coming back? We need you, man. Not to many people are interested in the project anymore. You're the new generation that we need. It was hard for me, too. It took me seven years before I fully melded into the group. Hell, Dan told me last year that there was talk of actually asking me to leave because I was so petulant and childish, but the group voted to let me stay. It's hard at first, but it's worth it. Researching for IB has made me learn so much more about international relations, history, and the Greek language, the three subjects I studied in school. It can do the same for you! Misterxeight 16:11, 27 September 2016 (PDT)
- Yeah, I'm staying. I was just a little shaken these past couple of days is all. But I think I'm better.
- On a side note, thank you so much for this message. I really needed it. I'm really sorry things have been kinda wonky with me lately, but I genuinely hope we can get better and work together. I'm really happy you took the time to send this to me, and I promise I'll work with all remaining members as closely as possible. Semper ad Meliora! Juanmartinvelezlinares 20:45, 28 September 2016 (PDT)
Licensed Frojt cars
I was thinking, instead SIAT Micro this brand could use namepltes based on places and cities' names like SEAT did (Ahambra, Malaga, Leon, Marbella, etc). What do you think? --Pedromoderno 03:24, 20 January 2017 (PST)
- Shore thing! I'll get to it. Juanmartinvelezlinares 11:10, 20 January 2017 (PST)
Idea for Aragon
So I just think I figured out an idea to get Muslims and Jews back to Aragon. What if, following the trajectory of our world's Spain, the Cortes of Aragon also proposed and successfully passed a right of return for both Jews and Muslims to Aragon. I don't ever think the good Rabbi plotted out who went where, but there at least Sephardic communities in Mueva Sefarad, Greece+Xliponia, and maybe even some super tiny pockets in the Maghreb, the Moors probably went to the same places although in reverse order. I imagine that a fair compromise would be to limit it only to Muslims and Jews who can prove that their ancestors fled the Crown of Aragon, not say Castile or Portugal.
- However, neither you nor I as newcomers really know what the culture of Aragon is like. There was never a Holocaust, so we know there's less sympathy for Jews worldwide, but at the same time, there's no such thing as violent Islamism outside Sanjak and its backers, so the return of any Moriscos might be less feared. Are the Aragonese as progressive and forward-thinking as our world's Spain? Hard to say. Carlos' blog and the email attached to it have been taken over by spammers, so I doubt we'll ever be able to get in contact with him. As you are the only remaining person to show any interest in Aragon, it might be up to you and I to plot out.
Misterxeight 17:21, 8 May 2017 (PDT)
Yeah, Juan, honestly, I would. Even in its darkest days of hyper-archaisms in written Greek, the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet has corresponded with Spanish's "i" sound, not its "e." I'd prefer we leave it to sound true to its form. Misterxeight 13:17, 8 November 2017 (PST)
Looks 100% fine to me. Misterxeight 17:58, 8 November 2017 (PST)
rounders is a sport similar to baseball--Marc pasquin 07:53, 7 April 2018 (PDT)
- Well, yeah, I know that much, but why is it mentioned as if it was something that alt-Fidel Castro played? There’s almost no other mention of it on the wiki, and everything I’ve read seems to imply that cricket is the baseball equivalent *there*. Why did Padraic decide to write about rounders when it’s obvious that Cricket is *there*’s version of baseball? Juanmartinvelezlinares 08:27, 7 April 2018 (PDT)
- I'll go on a limb and say diversity ? I mean *here* you have 2 main rugby codes (league and union), local variants not to mention related sports like US and Canadian-style Gridiron. I *assume* then that Padraic might have decided that the cubans had adopted an equivalent to baseball to parallel events *here* but that for some reason rounders had become the preferred code over cricket. Since both have english origins, they make as much sense, or as little considering the lack of english occupation, as one another in my mind. Maybe an english ambassador or merchant imported the game.--Marc pasquin 09:09, 7 April 2018 (PDT)
hey Juan, maybe bretons can be added to the current list of debatable english-language demonyms. From a quick search "breton" seems to be the most commonly used term for inhabitants of brehun with "british", apart from the Brehun page, seems limited to Great-Britain related matters. As far as I know there isn't an english translation of the term *here* but it might be worth discussing the matter with the usual suspects as due to the semi-autonomous nature of brehun *there*, I could see how a specific english might have developed.--Marc pasquin 18:11, 19 April 2018 (PDT)
- I decided that the "British" reference on the Brittany/Brehun page was probably just a reference to the Britanno-Celto-Romanic roots of the Bretons, so I decided to just be like "screw it, they meant 'Britanno-Romance' by 'British'". I think that's the solution that generates the least headaches, in a project that is notorious for creating them. Juanmartinvelezlinares 05:54, 20 April 2018 (PDT)