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Again, welcome! --Ivan Štambuk 16:14, 18 May 2010 (UTC)


The map on your userpage contained the flag of illegal entity of Kosovo. Some of our users find that map a very disturbing sight indeed. Unlike our sister-project Wikipedia, we openly dis-encourage userpage content that is not directly supportive of project goals, specifically a type of content advocating politically controversial topics outside the scope of this lexicographically-oriented project. Instead, you should try putting e.g. Babel boxes demonstrating your language skills, timezone info, or and anything that would either facilitate cooperation with other editors or tell us something about your interests here. Regards, --Ivan Štambuk 16:23, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

FYI, there is discussion of this at [[Wiktionary:Beer parlour#political_POV_on_user_pages]].​—msh210 16:28, 18 May 2010 (UTC)


Nobody in Croatia calls Belgrade Biograd. Obsolete, archaic and generally substandard words (dialects, neologisms, slang etc.) should not be used in translation tables. Only the most common words should appear there. Other less-used synonyms or various variants can then be linked from such entry. --Ivan Štambuk 12:49, 24 May 2010 (UTC)


Your nationalism-motivated vandalism is unwelcome. If you do this in the future, you'll be blocked for a very long time. --Ivan Štambuk 11:16, 22 July 2010 (UTC)