User talk:Aivazovsky

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Hi Aivazovsky - you can feel free to use the three pictures WITHOUT wegner in the filename (please mention Armeniapedia on the image page). The ones by wegner I'm not sure if it's ok or not, so I can't really give the permission. --Raffi 00:55, 18 Mar 2006 (PST)


Hello - Sevan town is not on the shores... it's very close, but does not touch at all. --Raffi 09:29, 29 December 2006 (PST)

None of them are really right on the shore. I dunno why - perhaps because the water level is being manipulated - it dropped a lot during Soviet times and is now rising again. So maybe they used to be along the shore? There are resorts and hotels on the shore now, but no cities actually abutting it. --Raffi 15:05, 29 December 2006 (PST)


I did notice the work on the Igdir article, and it inspired me to translate those parts of the Armenian text that I was able... I think you'll find it rather interesting! --Raffi 08:04, 30 December 2006 (PST)

Hmmm, I can't really do much since I am not so good with mysql. Just sign up for the new user name and we'll redirect the old one to the new... --Raffi 08:45, 30 December 2006 (PST)
Strangely enough, next to the dates of the name Dramadurg Kanayan, in Armenian, it said Dro. I did not know what to make of this. Could it be the same person? Is it his brother? I just don't know what to make of it. I am surprised the text did not mention the origin of the name Igdir either, but there may be other entries I can check when I get back to Yerevan to see if they have it... --Raffi 06:24, 31 December 2006 (PST)
I can't check on the origin until I get back to Yerevan - my books are there...


Nah, I think it's cool, the legend is cool (Armen and Haig), and our mix of east and west is cool :-) --Raffi 09:33, 1 January 2007 (PST)


Hello - as you have noticed, you're an admin now! :-) A couple of points I want to bring up now that you have "the power". Banning IP numbers should never be for more than a week or a month, usually a week is plenty. The reasons are that IP numbers are often shared by many users and the others will be blocked too, and because vandals/spammers almost never come back after a weeklong ban... Also, when adding articles about non-Armenians, please be careful to stick only to those aspects of their lives/work relevant to Armenia(ns) except perhaps in some exceptional cases. Thanks! --Raffi 09:42, 1 January 2007 (PST)


It's a long explanation - but yes, nothing is changing for a looong time! --Raffi 09:44, 7 January 2007 (PST)

Hall of Shame

Hola, I noticed you started adding/subtracting names from the list and wanted to discuss the overall vision of the page before changes get made. First, I want to focus only on people who specifically target Armenians. So Stalin, Beria, Genghis Khan's clans and others who were responsible for massive destruction still don't qualify since they did not discriminate against just about anyone. I also wouldn't put Hunanyan on the list, since his intent was not to harm Armenia in the least - though the result may have been harm. I don't know why you would take McCain off, when he clearly is an equal to Bush on avoiding the G word - he needs to stay unless he categorically calls it a genocide. I guess that's it for now... --Raffi 00:23, 3 April 2007 (PDT)

No worries, I agree that it's a huge difference between Talaat and McCain - but I also think that not using the word qualifies you for being shameful. We need a good description of those who admit to the facts of the genocide, but won't use the word to spare the Turks feelings, rather than the actual victims of the big G. Maybe give them the title of "Genocide Weasels"? --Raffi 21:07, 6 April 2007 (PDT)

Turkish spelling

I noticed you are changing Turkish names across the board to Turkish spellings. I think I prefer the latin spelling, which 90% of westerners will use when they search for a name in Google. On the page itself, after the latin spelling, you could have the Turkish spelling in parenthesis... Most people couldn't type the u with two dots over them if they needed to. --Raffi 21:36, 26 July 2007 (PDT)

Davit Gareji

Seems unrelated to Armenia(ns). So I'd leave it off unless there's a connection I don't know about... --Raffi 07:04, 6 August 2007 (PDT)


Please include a source/link for this when you can... thanks! --Raffi 21:37, 14 August 2007 (PDT)


Yup, the changes look good. The one nitpicky thing I'd say is that information such as:

"The first ever census in Karabakh was carried out in 1926. According to its results, there were 125,300 people living in the autonomous region; 111,700 Armenians and 12,600 Azeris. Censuses have also been organized in 1939, 1959, 1970, and 1989 which was the last one."

should not be removed. It is interesting and useful/historical background info, even if we do have the most recent numbers. --Raffi 21:42, 14 August 2007 (PDT)

Thanks! :-) --Raffi 03:06, 16 August 2007 (PDT)