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I need a little favor regarding Armenian dance images

Can you contact User:Stefan2 from Wikipedia regarding an Armenian dance image that is excepted and valid? Im currently trying to use an Armenian dance image in Wikipedia, but Stefan2 is considering to delete that image due to copyright issues. Can you allow one of the Armenian dance images here from Armeniapedia to be used in Wikipedia? Im sure you dont have a problem with it? Stefan2 told me to get permission from the user that holds the images, like yours in Armenian dance. We can use this one for Wikipedia, just let User:Stefan2 from Wikipedia know you allow them to use your dance image. Thanks bro. Armanen 23:58, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunately I did not take the photos you have mentioned on the Armenian dance page, and I cannot give permission. I'm pretty sure the user Nareklm would give permission to use them, but you'd still need to make sure. Try leaving a message for him - I'm not sure how often he checks in. You may look for him on Wikipedia as well... Good luck, and I might be able to upload some photos of my own here if necessary that you can move over to Wikipedia. --Raffi 05:30, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes, please do upload an Armenian dance image, because they are considering deleting the current one at Wikipedia. Make sure its one of the ones I gave examples of which has the traditional cultural clothes of Armenians. Did you see the current Armenian dance image in Wikipedia here [1] ? Its in the main Armenia page, Armenians page, Culture of Armenia, and Armenian dance articles. Armanen 06:58, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

When you upload the image here, can you let the Wikipedia User:Stefan2 know that you are giving permission to use that Armenian dance image? Thanks. Armanen 08:56, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

One more thing I forgot to mention, your site has the "all rights reserved" and Stefan2 said if you personally send him a message in his talk page to get permission so we can use the image you upload here for wikipedia. Thanks again. Armanen 23:02, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

I have uploaded three of my photos - it took some serious time to dig them up, but they're not quite as good as I'd have liked. Each photo has a creative commons license right on the page, so there can be no mistake that it is okay to use, and you can upload the photo with anyone getting any special notifications. --Raffi 02:53, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for the photos. I will upload them in Wikipedia. You can also contact User:Stefan2 in Wikipedia and just let him know in case he is not sure of something. You have a Wikipedia account right? Armanen 03:22, 24 January 2012 (UTC)


How you doing Raffi, I'm back I've been gone for a while but I'm seeing how things are with you, if you need any help or anything Im here again to help! --Hye 08:47, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Résumé pages

Raffi, see Setrak Setrakian. If this were Wikipedia, that would be removed as a vanity page, or more likely, moved to a user page. Here, it's still a one-man operation and your standards may be quite different, so I didn't presume to do that! but you may want to look at this, if you don't want to open the door to Armeniapedia becoming a place where people dump their résumés. I did a minimum of reformatting, but this should probably be rewritten, sympathetically of course -- no reason not to -- as a biography, just as that of any other noteworthy modern Armenian. Best, Bill Thayer 05:58, 20 Jan 2005 (PST)


I just noticed that on Armenian History Timeline you wonder which spelling is better, Trdat or Tiridates. This is a constant question for all ancient and Eastern history. I'd say it depends on who you think will be your more important audience. Non-Armenians will almost universally look for the classical Graeco-Roman spellings every time, Tiridates; Armenians prolly for Trdat. Whatever spelling is adopted in the running text, of course, you want redirects for the actual articles, even for very similar names like Tigran/Tigranes, since it's important that the search engines catch both spellings! Bill Thayer 13:42, 20 Jan 2005 (PST)

Thanks again - I have a hard enough time deciding on transliteration (usually stick to Eastern, but sometimes it seems like Western might be more appropriate... where to draw the line?). Then sometimes I have to decide on the Armenian vs. English name (Davit vs. David), tending to stick to the Armenian... and now Greco-Roman? Yeesh! Again I think I'll stick to the Armenian and put the alternate in parenthesis in that case, as well as do the redirect as you suggest. --Raffi 20:16, 20 Jan 2005 (PST)

'Permission to Use Picture' Dear Mr. Kojian, I am interning with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota. We are currently working on a power-point and script about genocide, and the individuals who have acted to prevent or stop it. CHGS would like to make DVDs of the "Upstanders" script and power-point to give to teachers around the nation for free for use in their lesson plans about genocide. I'd like to get permission to use the following picture:

Please get back to me as soon as you can. The picture would be used for educational purposes only by CHGS and Genocide Intervention Network Minnesota.

Thank you, Whitney

Permission to reproduce a picture

Dear sir,

I'm an editor for a blog in Spanish about foreign affairs. I'd like to get permission for using the following picture: a post I'm preparing. I contacted Taniel Koushakjian at the Armenian National Institute but he wasn't able to grant it. He pointed out that you, as the administrator of armeniapedia could grant it.

My e-mail is editor.agenda at

Thank you in advance.

Sorry, I cannot give permission for the Wegner photos, since I don't own them. --Raffi 10:40, 1 October 2008 (PDT)

Dear Raffi jan, I need your permission to use in a montage for the Wikipedia article on Yerevan. Thank you.

Again, sorry, but I did not take or upload that photo, so I cannot give permission. --Raffi 22:38, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Trip to Karabakh

Hi, I plan on taking my first trip to Karabakh sometime next year and since you've been there so many times, I would like to know what are some of the nice places to visit over there, particularly in Stepanakert and Shushi, but also Martuni or Martakert or where ever. I am a particular fan of the cultural characteristics of the enclave but also would like to know the locations of natural beauty (waterfalls, forests, etc.). If you can, reply back on my IP talk page. Thanks. (BTW, I am Armenian) -- 21:56, 6 December 2006 (PST)


Please add the link to the article about Armenian Genocide.

comments and a question to Raffi

Hey Raffi! Keep up the great work everywhere man, we absolutely appreciate it. I especially like the photos you post on and I constantly follow them. I live in Los Angeles, but originally I'm from from Yerevan. I know all about your work and I'd like to chat with you about a few things sometime. I was wondering if it would be possible to drop you a line on your e-mail, if you have one that you can share with us, and if that would be okay with you, of course. Thanks in advance, and hope to hear from you soon! Taron.

Hello, I am a graphic designer with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists ( We are working on a story for our member publication that mentions Dr. Mihran Kassabian. I'd like to get permission to use the photo of him from your site ( We print around 130,000 copies of the magazine and would give you credit if you give me the verbiage. Thank you! Cris Olds