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Hobo book edit

Please see review comments on your article. Did you attend the presentation? Just curious.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:37, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Bddpaux: Style corrected. As for the rest.... Could you be specific? Of course, I attended the presentation of my textbook, the photos with my participation were taken using a tripod. — Виктор Пинчук (talk) 04:58, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Forgive Bddpaux. He may not be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet and thus did not realize you are Viktor Pinchuk. Writing an article about yourself does raise some questions of COI and possible self-promotion. Cheers, SVTCobra 12:55, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply
@SVTCobra:The article is primarily about the textbook, which was presented in a scientific library. But books are not created without the author's involvement. COI only applies to Wikipedia articles; "advertising" a freely available textbook serves the public interest. ― Виктор Пинчук (talk) 13:42, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply
Right, but we have our own COI policies, which I encourage you to read. I will be happy to take a look at the article again.--Bddpaux (talk) 23:59, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Bddpaux: Please give me a link to the page COI of Wikinews. — Виктор Пинчук (talk) 04:10, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply
Here you go....Wikinews:Conflict of interest. --Bddpaux (talk) 00:47, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Coins of the world article edit

This one might be workable (from a Conflict of Interest) standpoint. Please see my comment on the article's talk page.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:18, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Category:Nude (art genre) edit

We do not create categories on Wikinews until there are 3 published articles. Cheers, SVTCobra 14:18, 28 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

Recent presentation edit

Hello Viktor... just thought I would ask again: Who was the person with Russian WN that wrote the original story there about your presentation? I'm just curious. As we've established, my understanding of Cyrilic is pretty weak.--Bddpaux (talk) 17:01, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

He made a comment or two, but I didn't find a concrete answer to my question. Maybe I missed it. The below response seems to clarify things. I just wanted to understand. We are stretching our COI policy's parameters a few inches, but I see minimal harm done. Your photos alone are fantastic! And, I live in the U.S.--Bddpaux (talk) 20:32, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
Paul, I thought we all knew/understood by now that Viktor is contributing stories about his own events. So he is both the subject and the reporter. This obviously raises some WN:COI concerns, but the general consensus has been it should not be viewed as advertising, as the articles are always after the event. Sometimes a book is mentioned, but it is not a book one needs to buy; Viktor puts them on Wikibooks. Could there be some vanity concerns? Perhaps, but so far the content has been interesting to me at least. SVTCobra 17:49, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
The entire collection can be found here if you want to inspect. SVTCobra 18:41, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
And: I largely agree... we are doing a delicate dance around our COI policy. However, I don't think it's worth much of a kerfuffle, by-and-large. I just was curious. I thought he might have a groupie at Russian WN (which wouldn't be a crime). [I wish we could do smileys here!] There is absolutely a vanity aspect to this, but, if only for the photos themselves, I think we can pivot around things a bit here. I strongly doubt he's being paid $50 a seat for these presentations, if I were to guess. He's cranking out good content. As long as things remain within these margins, I say no harm, no foul. We all have our pet interests.--Bddpaux (talk) 20:32, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
You can't do smileys or other emoticons?   --SVTCobra 21:15, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

While we're at it..... edit

I might like to interview you some time about one of your trips. Coupled with your photos, an American guy interviewing a Russian guy about a big trip he took could result in a pretty good article. Let's discuss later.--Bddpaux (talk) 20:38, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Bddpaux: That's a good idea. We could start today: now May 9th, it is a holiday (day off). 9:30 a.m. our time. — Виктор Пинчук (talk) 06:30, 9 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
Please check your email.--Bddpaux (talk) 17:34, 9 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
Hi, @Bddpaux: Why don't you answer the letter? Your superiors forbade interviewing a Russian?  Виктор Пинчук (talk) 15:39, 21 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Category:Sevastopol edit

Please place {{fill this category}} on the talk page with a list of articles which belong in the category. Thanks, SVTCobra 20:40, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Done Виктор Пинчук (talk) 05:47, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi Viktor. I see what you did, but the way to do it properly is like this example: Category talk:New Zealand National Party. Cheers, --SVTCobra 15:06, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks.   Done Ok? Виктор Пинчук (talk) 15:38, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

English source titles edit

For this article: Russian travel writer Viktor Pinchuk recounts Near East expedition in Verkhorechye, Crimea, please see my comments on the Talk page. You contribute interesting material! Do more, please!--Bddpaux (talk) 19:37, 22 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Bddpaux: Thanks for the compliment. What did you mean? ("...titles for source articles need to be listed in English") This?

"Встреча с российским путешественником Виктором Пинчуком - Бахчисарай" — АФИША КРЫМА, e.g. January 23, 2024 (Russian)
"АФГАНСКАЯ ЭКСПЕДИЦИЯ, ИТОГИ" — Nethouse, e.g. January 23, 2024 (Russian)
"АФГАНСКАЯ ЭКСПЕДИЦИЯ ВИКТОРА ПИНЧУКА, встреча по итогам" — Dzen, e.g. January 23, 2024 (Russian)
"Российский путешественник Виктор Пинчук посетит Верхоречье" — TimePad, e.g. January 23, 2024 (Russian)
Виктор Пинчук (talk) 06:06, 23 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Yes--Bddpaux (talk) 23:32, 23 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Russian travel writer Viktor Pinchuk presents book Third African trip in Bakhchysarai, Crimea edit

Please see review on this article.--Bddpaux (talk) 23:37, 23 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Most recent article edit

Please see my comments on the talk page. Your work is interesting, but we have GOT TO have some credible outside sources on this kind of stuff. I'm sorry. We have historically stretched it and I like your stuff -- I really do! But, we just have to adhere to some level of standards.--Bddpaux (talk) 16:30, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply