User talk:Alborz Fallah

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Turkic peoples[edit]

Please don't edit without giving any reasons, it's not appropriate from your side Good day --Majilis (talk) 14:58, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

History of Greater Iran (Safavids)[edit]

Salam; As you can see in the article Greater Iran, the whole Azerbaijan region is a part of Greater Iran. Well in the Safavid Empire that you undid my edit, we have two templates. One is History of Azarbaijan and the other is History of Greater Iran (until the rise of modern-day nation states). But I think we should either include a History of Azerbaijan and a History of Iran. Or only one History of Greater Iran. Hame fan harif (talk) 12:21, 29 June 2012 (UTC)


Would you be interested in giving your opinion over the use of the word "Persianate" in the Ghaznavid article? [1] Thanks. --Kansas Bear (talk) 01:23, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Zaban Parsi[edit]

Doust e Gerami.

Why did you change the information I had updated? Your knowledge may limit to call the Persian language "Farsi" when it is officially and correctly "Parsi".

Also the language is called "Persian" not "Tajiki".

(e.g. Just because Arbian language comes from Arabia does not mean that the Egyptians go and type under the "Arabic language" page that it is also known as "Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian, etc..."

What's your reason friend?

user : ‎Class Avesta

--Alborz Fallah (talk) 09:57, 24 August 2012 (UTC)


I wanted to thank you for looking out for vandalisms in various might want to see [[2]] and here:[3][4]..incase of future vandalisms-- (talk) 03:48, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Name of Azerbaijan[edit]

Hi, Looks like the article when to AFD and the admin deleted it without knowing its history [5]. However, all the same items (with more maps) are in Persian wikipedia (Azerbaijan)[6] and some here[7]. The problem with the old articles was that secondary sources said different things (majority stating the political adoption of the name)..Although one may say it is no big deal possibly because it reduces fighting,..but eventually the issue is likely to prop again, even if people like myself are not around.--Khodabandeh14 (talk) 00:16, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Don't know is it possible to ask for a re-consideration of the facts : they say the etymology section have said it all : but the name Azerbaijan is a name used by two region : the republic , and also the province . So it seems reasonable to ask is it possible to omit the name because it was been mentioned in one article ( out of two region that use it ) ?--Alborz Fallah (talk) 06:57, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Operation Ajax by Cognito Comics[edit]

Hi. I reverted your edit to 1953 Iranian coup d'état. You added this link "Operation Ajax iPad graphic novel CIA: Operation Ajax produced by Cognito Comics of San Francisco.". I think, this is not good external link, because it looks like promotion of commercial product (5$) and it can't be accessed by people without iPad/iPhone. According to WP:ELREG:

> Outside of citations,[4] external links to websites that require registration or a paid subscription to view should be avoided because they are of limited use to most readers. ... A site that requires registration or a subscription should not be linked unless the website itself is the topic of the article (see Official links below) or the link is part of an inline reference (see Wikipedia:Citing sources). References should be to the most authoritative source, adding a link to a free version if one is available.

Also, WP:LINKSTOAVOID # 7: "Sites that are inaccessible to a substantial number of users, such as sites that only work with a specific browser or in a specific country.". Just for notifying you and to discuss my action. `a5b (talk) 01:56, 11 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi If you have time please keep an eye on the article. With this here: [8], there should not be a problem incase of an arbcomm or mediation as what counts is Western specialist scholarship. Thanks --Vortexion (talk) 12:10, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Iranian "protests"[edit]

Salam Alborz. I was looking around for a decent, long-standing Iranian editor to consult about this issue. Could you take a look at Talk:2011-2013 Iranian protests and give your opinion there? Much appreciated. Irānshahr (talk) 12:54, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the post , but indeed I think the end result of that conversation will be not satisfactory.Why don't you ask an admin to intervene ?--Alborz Fallah (talk) 17:31, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Greetings from an Iranian.[edit]

Hello my fellow Iranian friend, i usually say hello to the Iranians in Wikipedia, it's always good to see an Iranian, i don't know so many in real life because i live in Europe. And i am glad that you like the Iranian theory about the Azeris :).

Dorood bar shoma va hamishe shad bashin. --HistoryofIran (talk) 20:21, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you so much --Alborz Fallah (talk) 11:13, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Iranian theory about the Azeris- I really don't understand that how do you believe this nonsense? We are a Turk and our ancestry ruled Iran from 1029 to 1925. --Qara Khan 16:40, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

@Qara xan : Pure race is not a scientific opinion . Neither Persian nor Turkic race exists in reality . Every population has connections with it's neighbor populations and the language is not the major determinant in genetic . And yes there is no doubt in Turkic rulers of Iran , but who knows what is our (Iranian Turkophones) ancestry? and is it important ? --Alborz Fallah (talk) 08:18, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
If you don't know your ancestry, it is your problem. Be sure, most of Azerbaijanis know their ancestry. We are a Turk. Wa'salam. --Qara Khan 18:37, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
Neither you nor any other person can give a definition of the terms Persian , Turk and Arab based on the Genetic genealogy . Anyway if with any scientific tool it turns out that my ancestors are from any place in the world , that is not important for me because my present culture and national identity is the determining factor for me . Thank you for choosing my talk page to express your opinion . Good luck and bye --Alborz Fallah (talk) 06:21, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
@Qara xan : I would see you say that to the Azeris in Iran, they populate more in Iran than they do in Azerbaijan and they know themselves as Iranians, many of my friends are Azeris and i even grew up with Azeris, my father did that too, plus some from my family are Azeris and half Azeris and i have never heard an Azeri from Iran that call himself/herself for Turk, they only call their language Turkic, but not themselves.

And actually the Turks didn't rule Iran from 1029 to 1925, just wanted to tell you this so people wouldn't laugh at you or get angry at you if you said that in real life, take this as advice.

And of course, what Alborz Fallah wrote is right too. --HistoryofIran (talk) 08:45, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Arbitration Enforcement[edit]

See here: [9] --Xodabande14 (talk) 03:06, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

That was interesting . Thank you--Alborz Fallah (talk) 11:11, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Since you fight vandalism, I thought I might make you aware of the discussions here: [10] [11].. for future vandals that might upload nonsense or repeat the same tired stuff .These are some good maps here that are WP:RS [12] (probably the most accurate and they meet WP:RS) on Iraq, Iran, Caucasus, Syria etc. Texas university [13][14]. More importantly since this area has a lot of POV pushers, just give them an AA2 warning and then report them to the AE board. Don't waste your time arguing too much with nationalist POV pushers who violate WP:RS or other Wikipedia guidelines. Just report them . --Xodabande14 (talk) 14:27, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Also I am glad there are good users like yourself around..but you should use the Arbritration Enforcement board to stop such editors. First give them the AA2 warning, and then report them if they do it again. This is currently the most effective method to fight nationalistic POV pushers in English Wikipedia and it will reflect badly. --Xodabande14 (talk) 14:40, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

May God be with you. --Xodabande14 (talk) 14:45, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the comments . And may God be with you too .--Alborz Fallah (talk) 06:09, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Could use your help[edit]

Dear Alborz Please give your opinion here..[15]. I'll let you handle any consensus or final decision, and will stay out. You have always been a good neutral user. Please feel free to make the final changes, if any. I had promised someone not to get involved in petty political matters and intend to keep that promise. Seeing the false map though was too much but I'll try to control myself.. Thanks. --Xodabande14 (talk) 15:01, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Also please check your email. --Xodabande14 (talk) 15:29, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

On the map and Izady.. Please also see my suggestion about contacting Izady [16]. I have my wiki email as inactive, but perhaps you can track him down with wiki email or through other means. If he allows the map to go into wiki commons, it will save a lot of time..--Xodabande14 (talk) 12:09, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Also here is the full webpage but I am not sure: [17] and it seems to be part of the larger SIPA group here [18]. --Xodabande14 (talk) 12:52, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps it is if it is worth trying to directly email Izady last time I had my wiki email enabled his email worked I believe, but I am not sure if it sill does. Else perhaps the SIPA page can be followed. Another possibility is to get some of the professional volunteer Wikipedia map-makers to make one resembling it. There are some users that do that but I forgot which users. Either way thanks for your help and discussions. I hope abuse in that page is stopped. I do suggest that you use the AE board in the future if you see abuse.--Xodabande14 (talk) 21:58, 16 April 2013 (UTC)


Hi mr Fallah, please Control Azerbaijani people, I see oll of the famous people selected in the Azarbayjan country. irannian azeri have many famous people. i edit this Article, Ali daei and Sattar khan.--thanks D.r--'''SAMƏK''' (talk) 20:53, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Farsi help needed[edit]

Hello Alborz, I'm contacting you because we need some Farsi translators to help with the deployment of the new VisualEditor on fa.wikipedia. There are help pages, user guides, and description pages that need translating, as well as the interface itself. The translating work is going on over on MediaWiki: Translation Central. I also need help with a personal message for the Farsi Wikipedians. If you are able to help in any way, either reply here, or head over to TranslationCentral. Thanks for your time, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 19:44, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

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Azerbaijani people by country or region[edit]

These lands are called for several centuries as South Azerbaijan, as there are living Ethnic Azerbaijanis. And in the article West Azerbaijan is nothing political, you can see an article about Western Armenia and Eastern Armenia, they added the land as the land of Ethnic Armenia. Thanks --Nicat49 (talk) 00:45, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Naming the lands north of the Aras River Azerbaijan is a new nomenclature (after 1918 ) and the term Azerbaijan was only been in use for the region south of Aras . The name South Azerbaijan is an invention of USSR era and is considered politically motivated (see the fallowing sources ):
  1. Michael P. Croissant, "The Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Causes and Implications", Praeger/Greenwood, 1998. excerpt from pg 61: "During the Soviet-era historical revisionism and myth-building intended to denounce imperialism, the notion of a "northern" and "southern" Azerbaijan was created and propagated throughout USSR. It was charged that the "two Azerbaijanis" once united were separated artificially by conspiracy between imperial Russia and Iran".
  1. Ethnic Conflict and International Security, Edited by Michael E. Brown, Princeton University Press, 1993.Bert G. Fragner, ‘Soviet Nationalism’: An Ideological Legacy to the Independent Republics of Central Asia ’ in” in Van Schendel, Willem(Editor) . Identity Politics in Central Asia and the Muslim World: Nationalism, Ethnicity and Labour in the Twentieth Century.
  1. London , GBR: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, 2001. Excerpt from pg 24: "Under Soviet auspices and in accordance with Soviet nationalism, historical Azerbaijan proper was reinterpreted as 'Southern Azerbaijan', with demands for liberation and, eventually, for 're'-unification with Northern (Soviet) Azerbaijan a breathtaking manipulation. No need to point to concrete Soviet political activities in this direction, as in 1945–46 etc. The really interesting point is that in the independent former Soviet republics this typically Soviet ideological pattern has long outlasted the Soviet Union."--Alborz Fallah (talk) 20:39, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

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Hi. Would you be interested in continuing participation in the discussion at that page? I also requested a dispute resolution at WP:DRN. As a previously involved editor, you may wish to post your opinion there as well. Best regards, Grandmaster 20:58, 2 December 2013 (UTC)


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I have a question. A government website published a picture from Iran-Iraq war and we don't know about it's photographer and the photo date. So, How can we upload it?

How is Wikipedia policies about the photo that published with government website? AliAkar (talk) 12:56, 30 December 2014 (UTC)