User talk:Aboluay

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Welcome!

Hello, Aboluay, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome!  -- JLaTondre 00:25, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

history of the alphabet[edit]

Hi Aboluay,

Yes, you have made some valuable contributions, but unfortunately they contained factual errors as well, and I didn't have the time to figure out how best to correct them. You got the names of the Phoenician letters wrong (or at least their English transcriptions were wrong), and the Phoenician alphabet was the source of neither the word "alphabet", which is from Greek, nor "abjad", which is from Arabic. I believe that the information you added already exists in the article, though perhaps not in the best location, and it certainly already exists in the alphabet and abjad articles. —sabt (talk) 19:39, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

History of Arabic Numbers[edit]

Hello Aboluay, I am from Brazil and I hope you can read our theory about Arabic numbers. Thank you for you kind attention.Roberto Lyra (talk) 21:13, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

MU ** Conti on time[edit]

Hey... LU.. complete the article when you can... can you contact me ... ** —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.141.161.199 (talk) 14:38, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Nomination of Khalil Eljamal for deletion[edit]

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Thanks to you[edit]

For starting the article. I've learned a lot by looking up stuff on al-Jamal. Always enjoy it when that happens. Anyway, I'll try to do what I can tonight, but my wikitime is limited. Thanks again. Tiamuttalk 18:13, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Lebanese nationality law[edit]

The article Lebanese nationality law needs more reliable and up-to-date information. If you are interested you can contribute to it. Thanks in advance.

Radartoothth (talk) 23:40, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Lebanese passport[edit]

The article Lebanese passport needs more reliable and up-to-date information. If you are interested you can contribute to it. Thanks in advance.

Radartoothth (talk) 23:40, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

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Welcome to WIKISOO[edit]

Hello and welcome to the Writing Wikipedia Articles course (#WIKISOO)! We look forward to meeting you in the first class on 25 February (Americas)/26 Feb (Asia/Australia). By now you should have received an introductory email with some details about the course. If you can't find it, there's an archived copy of the email at this link.

To attend the live session, please check our course home page for instructions and the link. We recommend logging into Blackboard Collaborate (the live class software we use) before the day of class, to be sure it's working. (More tips on the home page.)

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Second WIKISOO class starts soon![edit]

Hi! Just a quick reminder that the second WIKISOO class starts in about 3 hours. Even if you missed Week 1, please join us at this link for the live webinar - ideally about 15 minutes early to test your mic/speakers. If you haven’t finished up your Week 1 homework, there’s still time; post any questions on the class talk page! You can also watch a video of last week’s class on YouTube (earlier audio problems have been corrected). Feel free to contact me on my talk page with questions anytime! - WIKISOO co-instructor Sara FB (talk) 22:04, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi from a fellow classmate! —Litjade (talk) 01:26, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Litjade's talk page.

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WIKISOO Week 3[edit]

Hi Aboluay, we look forward to seeing you in class in a few hours. We look forward to seeing you in class in a few hours. Here's the link to our Week 3 class page and to the live webinar.

PLEASE NOTE: If you're not in the USA, please double-check the class time. We have gone on Daylight Savings Time (also known as Summer Time) in the USA, so for some of you the class time will be an hour earlier. (If your country goes on Summer Time in the coming weeks, you will want to check again!)

This week we are going to start off with some basic review of all we've covered. So if you've been feeling behind or confused by all the details, we'll make sure we've got your questions answered before forging ahead! See you soon, -Pete (talk) 16:27, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

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Week 4 of Writing Wikipedia Articles: Final Projects Ahoy![edit]

Hey Aboluay - hope all is going well with you as we segue into Week 4 of WIKISOO! Just a reminder, in case you need it, that depending on your time zone, class time may have shifted - check out this link to make sure you know when to join us. Looking forward to chatting more with you this week about the Final Project - if you already know which article you're working on, you'll find instructions there for sharing this information easily with your classmates. Post any questions to the class Talk page, please! See you in class tomorrow! Sara FB (talk) 01:42, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

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WIKISOO check-in[edit]

How's it going, Aboluay? Just touching base as we start the fifth (!) week of the WIKISOO course. We're excited to see students working on such a diverse range of articles! If you haven't already, log in, scroll down to the bottom of the main course page to list your chosen final project article next to your own name; brag a little about your work (or just ask questions!) on the course talk page; and join the live lecture tomorrow as we move towards completion of the course! This is when things get exciting. :) Looking forward to seeing you in class! - Sara FB (talk) 23:40, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

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Week 6 of WIKISOO[edit]

Hi Aboluay! Just checking in as we head into the final week of the Writing Wikipedia Articles class. You can look through last week's ether pad notes, check out your homework assignments from Week 5, and watch last week's lecture on YouTube - all right here. Check out my note from last week (above) if you're still diving into your Final Project... or head over to the course talk page to see if anyone else is having the same issues you are! Looking forward to seeing you in the last live webinar of the session tomorrow. Big WikiLove. -Sara FB (talk) 23:20, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

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August 2014[edit]

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Arabic Wikipedia and Rami Tarawneh[edit]

Hi! Thank you for making additions to Arabic Wikipedia. I took a look at this and I'm puzzled why Rami Tarawneh is omitted in the edit. Secondary sources and not primary sources are the bread and butter of Wikipedia and Wired states that Tarawneh is very influential in the Wikipedia's development.

WhisperToMe (talk) 17:31, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

This sounds like something that really needs to be discussed on the talk page. WP:V stated that "Its content is determined by previously published information rather than the beliefs or experiences of its editors. Even if you're sure something is true, it must be verifiable before you can add it." - Are there any secondary sources that mentioned any claims about other people taking credit or "So-and-so is not really to credit, so-and-so is?" If those sources don't exist, you have to follow what Wired says. That is unless/until a journalist interviews the other side and they get an article written about them. WhisperToMe (talk) 03:13, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

"publicly published correspondence between Wikimedia and ArabEyes, the history of the Arabic Wikipedia discussions, the Wikipedia logs, the users talk pages and many other neutral secondary sources" - I believe all three would be primary sources because they are made by people directly involved in the Wikipedia community. Have you considered sending Wired a letter to the editor? WhisperToMe (talk) 03:42, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Don't worry, I'm not a lawyer! I'll take a look at your suggestions and refer to relevant passages from the Wired article. WhisperToMe (talk) 05:17, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

The suggestions and responses:

1. "The phrase "Contributors encouraged him to start an Arabic Wikipedia" is incorrect. The Arabic Wikipedia was started by the Wikimedia German User group by mandate of the Foundation and was not initiated by any Arab individual."
  • Text of the Wired article: "Angry at this misrepresentation, Tarawneh contacted one of the English Wikipedia contributors, who told him that Wikipedia is a collaborative work. He hadn’t realized that. “If I find something wrong, I should fix it,” Tarawneh says. “Then the Wikimedia people told me, why not start your own language version?” Thus began Arabic Wikipedia, at first just a group of about five contributors, all Jordanians studying abroad in Germany."
  • So what I will do is modify it to say that this specific group began contributing in 2003. The Arabic Wikipedia itself was established before then, but the question is when did the mass development of articles start? Unless/until there is more literature on that I'll rewrite and state that the group of Jordanians in Germany began at that time.
"The phrase that starts with "By 2005, there were fewer than 20 contributors" till the end of the paragraph should be incorporated into the sentence that starts with "However, in 2005..." this will give more meaning to the flow of the history."
  • That's a good suggestion!
3. "In the sentence, "Therefore Tarawnah and other..." I suggest to replace it to say "The volunteers worked on recruiting new users". Choosing one name over others is not fair for the others."
  • The reason why I only gave Tarawneh's name is because the article did not mention the names of the other PhD students working with him. Unless/until someone finds the names of the other four...

WhisperToMe (talk) 05:31, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

The July 2003 opening comes from this article (See page 94), which was written about the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia WhisperToMe (talk) 05:35, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I agree with the modifications you have suggested. Please go ahead and make them. Let me know if you need me to do anything.

I will be learning about the policies and contact Wired and discuss with you my findings and any alteration before I make any changes. Thank you for your open mindedness. Definitely, you are not a lawyer ;)... AboluayTalk2me 05:48, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks :) - For the sentence "Therefore Tarawnah and other..." I decided after re-reading the Wired article that it's best to just collectively say "The administrators and contributors" collectively with no person standing out WhisperToMe (talk) 05:50, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
works for me. AboluayTalk2me 05:59, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

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