User talk:Amire80

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Yes, I actually mean it:

Your input is requested[edit]

Greetings, Amire80! If we have not met, I'm AutomaticStrikeout. I've come here to ask you to take part in the survey at User:AutomaticStrikeout/Are admins interested in a RfB?. I am trying to gauge the general level of interest that administrators have in running for cratship, as well as pinpoint the factors that affect that interest level. Your input will be appreciated. Happy editing, AutomaticStrikeout (TCSign AAPT) 02:01, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Assistance with edit request[edit]

Hello, Amir! I'm looking at an edit request on Talk:Israel Hershberg, and I'd like your assistance if possible. I don't understand what they're getting at so I'm declining the request for now, but they did include a few references. Normally I'd give the material a quick look to see if there's anything relevant, but it's all in Hebrew - which I know absolutely nothing about. I got your name off of the local embassy page... could you take a quick look and see if there's anything there that makes sense to you? Thanks! --ElHef (Meep?) 03:36, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the question.
I passed it on to somebody who is probably more experienced with this than I am. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 15:35, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of West Jerusalem for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article West Jerusalem is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/West Jerusalem (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Yoninah (talk) 09:52, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

an advice or help from user Guglani1?[edit]

I had an old account with name Guglani since perhaps 2005, but long back i forgot its password and email associated was closed. subsequently i registered as Guglani1 which is working well. Meanwhile my accouts at other wikis registered as Guglani were also working well.I never used Guglani at after i registerd as Guglani1.Meanwhile accounts at other wikis as Guglani have been ticked by me as Global account without ticking at some people at wiki have attached my Guglani1 a/c with my old Guglani a/c ,i am happy with it.But can I request , that my global a/c on other wikis as Guglani can also be attached and in so doing I should not loose all the old editorial history on wiki projects for these two accounts although these are at different wikis.Confusion comes on some wikis like en.wikibooks where i get user id as Guglani and Guglani1 both , how to sort out this cofusion.--Guglani1 (talk) 12:45, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

You can trying asking at the page Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations. I hope it works. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 13:05, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Testing Echo[edit]

Akhat shtayim shalosh. -- (talk) 00:56, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Opting in to VisualEditor[edit]

As you may know, VisualEditor ("Edit beta") is currently available on the English Wikipedia only for registered editors who choose to enable it. Since you have made 50 or more edits with VisualEditor this year, I want to make sure that you know that you can enable VisualEditor (if you haven't already done so) by going to your preferences and choosing the item, "Enable VisualEditor. It will be available in the following namespaces: $1". This will give you the option of using VisualEditor on articles and userpages when you want to, and give you the opportunity to spot changes in the interface and suggest improvements. We value your feedback, whether positive or negative, about using VisualEditor, at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:22, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

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IPA fonts[edit]

Since the discussion at MediaWiki_talk:Common.css#IPA_font is a bit old, I didn't know if I'd get an answer there. When you say Gentium is supported by WP, did you mean Gentium Plus, or the original font? And can you point me to where it's supported? This is all new to me.

Also asked you what you meant at Help_talk:IPA#IPA_font.

Thanks, — kwami (talk) 20:08, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

I realized that Gentium as it is is too huge - hundreds of kilobytes. That's not great for a webfont that should be quickly downloadable. I'll probably add SIL's subset for IPA, although I'll have to research that. I'll update you. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 15:41, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

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Disambiguation link fixing one-day contest[edit]

I have decided to put on a mini-contest within the November 2013 monthly disambiguation contest, on Saturday, November 23 (UTC). I will personally give a $20 gift card to the disambiguator who fixes the most links on that server-day (see the project page for details on scoring points). Since we are not geared up to do an automated count for that day, at 00:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC) (which is 7:00 PM on November 22, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the project page leaderboard. I will presume that anyone who is not already listed on the leaderboard has precisely nine edits. At 01:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC) (8:00 PM on November 23, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the leaderboard at that time (the extra hour is to give the board time to update), and I will determine from that who our winner is. I will credit links fixed by turning a WP:DABCONCEPT page into an article, but you'll have to let me know me that you did so. Here's to a fun contest. Note that according to the Daily Disambig, we currently have under 256,000 disambiguation links to be fixed. If everyone in the disambiguation link fixers category were to fix 500 links, we would have them all done - so aim high! Cheers! bd2412 T 01:42, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

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Purification Rundown[edit]

Hello. I'm confused about your recent edits to Purification Rundown. You added a few 'not in citation' templates to sources, but a quick check shows that the info is indeed in the sources attached. Was this a mistake? Grayfell (talk) 22:21, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

I don't think that it was a mistake. I didn't see a clear indication in the source of the asserted facts.
This edit marks in this way an article about the death of a man from Oregon, but I couldn't find a man from Oregon mentioned in the linked articles.
This edit marks in this way a statement that asserts that Kelly Preston "endorsed the program and credits it for helping her late son Jett". In one of the linked articles I couldn't find anything at all about the Purification Rundown, and in another one it is mentioned in passing and not as the article says.
Of course, it's perfectly possible that I missed something. If you see something that I didn't see, can you please copy the relevant sentence from the article here? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 22:36, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
My bad. I searched the articles for "Oregon" and "Purification", while I should have searched for "Portland" and "detox". I'm lazy :)
Thanks for the vigilance. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 22:47, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Cool, glad we could clear that up. The sourcing on Narconon is such a labyrinth I was afraid it was spilling over to the Purif article. Thanks. Grayfell (talk) 23:24, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
No problem, thanks again. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 10:16, 6 January 2014 (UTC)


Could you please do something about this user they personally attacked me on I Knew You Were Trouble as he stated "Someone needs to read WP:Vandalism, and learn what the hell they're talking about. It's a fullstop, there's no notability to it whatsoever." and I do not appreciate that they did that. So please could you do something? Thanks! (talk) 14:00, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

  • That is not a personal attack. Not even close. You've also persistently spammed inane and incorrect things on my talkpage (the only thing that has any validity is the "edit war" thing; but it takes two to tango, don't forget, so beware the boomerang). Stop trolling please. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 14:01, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes that was a personal attack "Someone needs to read..." that right a personal attack on where you posted it and I did not break the "edit war" rule though I got accused of it and you are the one removing notable information the song is stylized as I Knew You Were Trouble. and is notable so people know it is not an error as it is on multiple releases but you want to play WP:IDONTLIKEIT and post personal attacks on me on a revert that only strengthens what I was posting on your talk page. (talk) 14:06, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Where you posted that is a personal attack that kind of stuff only goes on the talk pages not the edit summaries. (talk) 14:08, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
  • How is that a personal attack in any sense of the term? It was an accurate statement; you do need to read WP:Vandalism, because nothing I did was vandalism. I put no emphasis on the someone whatsoever, so that's a deliberate misrepresentation right there. Ironically, false accusations of vandalism are often classified as personal attacks, as are deliberate misrepresentations... You edit-warred on the page with me, but the utterly inappropriate thing is your edit-warring on my talkpage. WP:IDONTLIKEIT is an essay related to deletion discussions, so is irrelevant. I note you have a history of this sort of activity as well - which you've been blocked for as well. And still you don't learn. I get the feeling WP:CIR is a useful read for you as well. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 14:10, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
  • And persistently editing a user's talkpage, when they've told you in no uncertain terms to go away, is also blockable, by the way. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 14:13, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
You did personally attack me in an edit summary. You do not post that there it is a personal attack. You keep it on a talk page. Do not see how you do not get do not post stuff like that in an edit summary it is a personal attack, you have to post stuff like that on talk page. Also you cannot tell someone they cannot post on your talk page there is no such thing as "persistently editing a user's talkpage, when they've told you in no uncertain terms to go away, is also blockable" especially when that is commpletely wrong, so do not threaten me. There is another one to go against him too personal attack and now a threat of block by lying. (talk) 14:16, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
  • The thing you keep claiming is a personal attack is not a personal attack. It doesn't matter if I post it in an edit summary, on a userpage, at ANI or a talk page; that's irrelevant. You're making things up in order to try and duck responsibility for your actions. I strongly suggest you read Wikipedia's policies, because it is obvious you have a very minimal grasp for someone who has been around for a while. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 14:20, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Again do not post stuff like that in an edit summary it is a personal attack, you have to post stuff like that on talk page. I am not ducking no responsibility for my actions you are because you were reverting notable and sourced information and then personally attack me saying Someone needs to read while reverting my notable and sourced information. So who is ducking out of responsibility for their actions, oh, it would be you. Sorry. (talk) 14:24, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Where it was located is irrelevant. I could've written it in the sky, or on a book on your desk; it is not, and never would be, a personal attack. Your information was not notable, and spamming in 8 references (in violation of WP:REFSPAM, I should add) doesn't make it so. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 14:27, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Again do not post stuff like that in an edit summary it is a personal attack, you have to post stuff like that on talk page. And uh, do not know how I "violated WP:3RR" as I did not revert over three times. Here you go again making stuff up to try and not take responsibility for your actions. Keep piling on there Lukeno94, you prove more and more that I did nothing wrong and you did. :D congrates on continuing to make my point for me! (talk) 14:38, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

  • You just reverted for a fourth time, and not marking an edit summary as a revert doesn't mean the edit wasn't a revert. Are you seriously this lacking in WP:COMPETENCE? Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 14:42, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

I did not revert you are assuming so keep piling my case for me. You are doing a great job. (talk) 14:45, 26 January 2014 (UTC) Copy, paste and repost is not a revert. Sorry. (talk) 14:46, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

There were only three reverts not four Sorry. Copy paste and repost does not count as a revert you just do not like that I am winning as you are now throwing insults here as well asking if I a competence and I am, you just do not like that I will not bow to your will or play your game. Sorry but just keep piling on yourself as I said on my talk page all I did was "I did not revert anything or delete any summery all I did was copy the information post hit the edit button on the top of the page pasted it and hit Save page. That is not a revert." Also I removed the fourth as there is no fourth. Sorry. (talk) 14:53, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Whoever this Lukeno is you better deal with him he is picking on a 10 year old girl and I do NOT appreciate him making my daughter cry. (talk) 15:06, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Why are arguing on my talk page? Can you please stop, unless you can explain what does your argument has to do with me and what can I do to resolve it? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 15:35, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Sorry about that Amir, the IP has since been blocked for their disruptive behaviour. I'm very sorry it happened here, and please feel free to incinerate this farce if you so desire. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 15:46, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Amir, the story you added is, I think, too short for a secondary main. It could be an In brief, if Ed decides it's appropriate. Readers shouldn't have to divert to the Euromaiden article to find out what it means. If you could add "has" before "already? Can a single blog be taken as representative of the Georgian WP community?

Ed will be up in a few hours' time and will want to publish soon after. Could you take it up with him? NAN is usually prepared off-wiki. Thanks. Tony (talk) 12:35, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I see that it was published already, and I'm happy with the result. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 21:49, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Add urwiki link[edit]

Hi Amire :) would you please add urdu interwiki link to this template? Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 15:05, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Done. I added Hindi as well. Thanks for asking.
Can you return me a favor, albeit a bigger one? :)
Can you please translate the ContentTranslation extension to Urdu? I see that you are already experienced with translatewiki, so you shouldn't need a lot of explanations :)
This extension is not very big, but it's quite important to me, because I'm one of its developers ;)
Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 15:24, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks :) All strings have been translated except "Make text read natural", I cant get it, Would you elaborate it to me? :) Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 15:50, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot!
I changed the documentation for this message. Basically, it suggests the translator to make the translated text natural and easily understandable in the target language. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 15:55, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks I added the translation, Now I would like to translate that extension which has been used to send emials to users when changes and edits take places in their talk pages and watchlist. Can you give me a link to that extension? :) Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 16:03, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much!
The extension you are talking about is called "Echo".
Here's the direct link to translating Echo to Urdu. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 16:23, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Nope, this is another extension which has been locally translated. Is it possible to develop a transliteration tool for all languages like content translation tool? You know that google input tools is not better for live and copy-paste transliteration. Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 17:00, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Hmm, I think that you are confusing several things.
Transliteration is something that is done in the UniversalLanguageSelector extension (ULS). It includes a transliteration tool for Urdu, although I haven't heard a lot of feedback about how it works from Urdu speakers. This is the little keyboard icon that appears near the input boxes.
ContentTranslation is a tool for translating Wikipedia articles. It's completely new, and it's not deployed anywhere yet. It's similar to translatewiki, but targeted specifically for articles rather than translating software.
The extension that you are describing - "send emials to users when changes and edits take places in their talk pages and watchlist" - that is definitely Echo. I see that only four messages of this extension are translated locally in ur.wikipedia. All of them should be translated in translatewiki. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 18:16, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
I am talking about such kind of transliteration tool :) Okeh I will translate the echo as soon as possible, Thanks :) Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 13:07, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Ah, curious. Is there a source code repository for that? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 13:13, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Basically this tool has been developed for urdu wiki, but I am not a professional programmer and have only basic knowledge about it. So I would like that you should work on it and add more enhancement and sophistication, so that entire wikipedia community may use it in any language :) I have added local dictionary to handle some words that need to be translated not to be transliterated, such as district, province etc. This is a simple HTML code, you may see it here temporarily :) Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 13:37, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Brian Vala Nahed[edit]

Hello there, It seems to me the subject of the article is actively involved in writing and editing the article and has turned it into a personal résumé. Even the Wikipedia's automated service has picked up on that, "Grig8wan9rat7ok4 (talk • contribs) has made few or no other edits outside this topic". When I removed the second paragraph of the main article (on Behrouz "Brian" Vala Nahed) for being laughably promotional, it was quickly reverted. Even on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Brian Vala Nahed's page, the user "Grig8wan9rat7ok4" removed/edited the comments that he did not like, so I clicked on "View history" in order to undo his edits, but was unable to do so, as it asked for it to be done "manually". The consensus seems to be that the article should be deleted for good. As an administrator, you have the authority to remove it. Thank you for your assistance. AtheistIranian (talk) 11:50, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

OK, done. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:59, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Language Committee[edit]

Hi there.

I would like to join the Language Committee on Meta. I have left messages on your Discussion page on Meta and have emailed Please leave me a response when you can! AkifumiiTalk 22:15, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Could you assist?[edit]

I moved :ru:File:Filatov_A.V.jpg to commons (as it got uploaded to en-wiki, and we only need one copy) - easy part. Adding {{now commons}} to the Russian page has not worked as I thought it would - any change you could fix the template - other foreign language wikis do understand the {{now commons}} template - but the editing system on ru is rather odd, so not sure if I've put in correctly. Thanks.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:24, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the question.
A corresponding template exists in the Russian Wikipedia and you can see it by following the interlanguage link to Russian from {{now commons}}. I added it. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 05:58, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that - Some of the European wikis do recognise the English version (probably a redirect), as I've moved images from fr, de, and it before with no problems. Didn't think about the inter-language links - good idea.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 19:22, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

White spaces[edit]

[1] has been reverted, can you describe how it fixed white spaces? Remember, you are not really encouraged to make edits that have no effect on the content or body of the article. You can remove white spaces if you want, but you should also make other changes on the page. OccultZone (Talk) 13:45, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Uhhh, sorry about that. VisualEditor antics.
I actually meant to add missing whitespace after a comma. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 14:06, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
No problem, it just happens that people starts to worry about the Visual editor or any other program that you may have used during your edit. Sometimes when I had made error with the AWB, one would ask me "have you reported the bug?" It is common expression. OccultZone (Talk) 14:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi Amire80

I saw a message about Boeginees Lontara script at your translatewiki page. I normally work at nl.wiktionary and I had added a bunch of Bugis words from Matthes dictionary. nl:wikt:Categorie:Woorden in het Boeginees In Lontara. I had downloaded Saweri and I could see them, cut and paste them and they were visible on wikitionary. All in firefix on a Windows machine. I even put a link to the saweri page for people who wanted to check my work. A few 'updates' later and everything reverted to illegible squares. I redownloaded saweri and another font TULISAN, restarted my computer, but nothing works. As I understand little about such technicalities, my question is simply: help!?

Is there anything I can do to fix it?

Thanks in advance Jcwf (talk) 17:22, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Copies of pages[edit]

He y. I'd like you to send a copy of the page "Ragequit" to my email. I would also like to see that deleted HOV page, about where they are in every state. Thanks! Muchacha1994 (talk) 04:54, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

I cannot send anything to your email, because I don't know it and you didn't configure your email in the preferences. If you do that, I'll send you these things. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 06:19, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
My email address is now in my preferences. Muchacha1994 (talk) 21:14, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Muchacha1994, I emailed you the deleted Ragequit article.
What are you referring to by "HOV"? High-occupancy vehicle lane? It's not deleted. Or do you refer to something else? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 09:34, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Text from Deleted Page request?[edit]

Hi Amire80,

We're trying to chase up some information related to our Hall of Residence at the Australian National University, Bruce Hall. The page has been deleted (it was at en/Bruce_Hall_(Australian_National_University) ). We're not necessarily asking for it to be undeleted (I understand it may not meet the guidelines), but there was some content on that page related to the Bruce Hall Players (our theatre company) that may not be recorded anywhere else.

Is there any way you could send me the text for that page so that we can extract that information for our alumni network please?

Bruce1979 (talk) 09:08, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Sent. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 09:15, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Extension request[edit]

I would request to develop such extension for all languages that create an extra tab with read, edit or history tab, or anywhere else, when any confirmed user hits that button, this extension auto corrects all spelling mistakes existed on the page.
It may be useful to create a special page for those wikis they enabled it, where they put and enter the wrong and right spellings.
Hope you would think about it :-) Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 13:10, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Muhammad,
I love this idea! In fact, I've been trying to find resources to create such a tool for a long time :)
I added this idea as a project proposal for the upcoming OPW internship program: mw:Mentorship programs/Possible projects#Unified language proofing tools integration framework.
It's not final that it will be accepted, but it might be. If you know a woman with JavaScript coding skills that might want to do it, tell her about it. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:23, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Request for Intervention[edit]

User:Amire80, shalom! There is currently a dispute between me and a Filipino editor (see: User PacificWarrior101) about what is considered worthy or not worthy of publishing on a WP article page because of what may or may not be perceived by others as distasteful (bad taste). See the editor's Talk page, the sub-title "Kamusta ka na." The editor in question has posted a Commons photograph of Israeli singer, Dana International, a photograph which I personally feel shows bad taste and tends to "flout" the dignity and self-respect of the Yemenite Jewish people. I voiced my concerns to the editor about my feelings of repugnancy evoked by the picture on a main article page that treats on ethnicity, namely Yemenite Jews. Most Yemenite Jews will feel a sense of shame by seeing this photo of "Dana International" on the page that speaks specifically about them as a people - and who, by the way, are mostly conservative to religious. Can you please help me resolve this dispute with User PacificWarrior101? I sense that our Filipino editor is recalcitrant to sound-reason. Perhaps you can give me some guidelines as to how it is best to resolve this issue.Davidbena (talk) 12:44, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

See the article's talk page.
And please curb your transphobia when editing Wikipedia. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 13:00, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
The bare and banal truth is that there is widespread transphobia amongst a people reared in religion, as the Yemenite Jews were. We cannot ignore this fact, my dear friend. I have often discussed transgender issues with one particular transgender youth, Jazz. I have no problems about discussing the issue. That is not the question here, but rather, about flouting an ethnic group. The amplitude of disagreements will always exist amongst us, but no one is permitted to flout an ethnic group.Davidbena (talk) 13:56, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
There is transphobia everywhere, and if you erase a trans person from a place where that person quite rightly belongs and even specifically say that you erase that person because of transsexuality, then it should occur to you that you are creating more transphobia.
Dana International was good enough for singing a Yemenite song on a international television broadcast, so she should be good enough for a Wikipedia article, too.
If you want to do something good for Wikipedia and for Yemenite Jews, write an English article about Yigal Bashan instead of arguing about perfectly appropriate photos. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 14:13, 29 September 2014 (UTC)


Hi, Amir. In our current discussion on the Yemenite Jews Talk page, can you agree on a compromise that will have Dana's photo placed deeper down in the article, rather than at the very top in the collage?Davidbena (talk) 19:19, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

No. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 19:28, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

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Righteous Among the Nations
Thank you, Amir, for spelling "i intentionally wrong, because i believe in equality", for contributing culture in many languages, based on scientific linguistics, for gnomish redirects and quality articles such as Encyclopaedia Biblica, for cats of Righteous Among the Nations, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:18, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Ehh... thanks :)
That was a nice surprise :) --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 22:39, 12 January 2015 (UTC)


While casually reading Romanization of Persian I came across a reference to "UniPers", and followed the link... which went nowhere. It looks like the link was to a section of that article that you removed. I know nothing about the topic, so I'm not questioning your judgment in doing that. Unfortunately though the article defines the official Iranian Latin script and the Bahá'i in terms of UniPers, without defining the latter, so a lot of information has gone missing. I've removed the link, but someone who knows about the topic will have to fix it properly. Hairy Dude (talk) 23:12, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Hairy Dude,
Wow, very old memories.
I remember being involved in the deletion of a related article called "IPA2" (see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/IPA2 (2nd nomination)). I don't remember being directly involved in the deletion of the "UniPers" article, but it seems like it had a similar problem - no source. You can see an old version here. I don't know much Persian myself, but an article whose only source is a dubious personal website without a clear professional backing is always suspect. In fact, it's possible that all references to UniPers should be removed from Romanization of Persian.
It is also possible that somebody who knows Persian well can prove that I'm actually talking nonsense and that UniPers is a valid system :)
Sorry I cannot help more... --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 14:46, 18 January 2015 (UTC)


I'm a Wiktionarian and during August 2014, I've created wikt:he:Ogos but it was deleted by wikt:he:Ariel1024. I don't know why he deleted it and didn't even reply my question regarding of it. Not sure if he know English or simply ignore me. Could you try helping me please? -- MalaysiaboyChat 11:43, 3 February 2015 (UTC)


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