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A barnstar for you!

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Thanks for that! ---$oHaM ❊  আড্ডা  17:13, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Need your help

Hello! Buddy i am just trying to remove some contents from the Islamic page. Need your help — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shamie362 (talkcontribs) 20:47, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

My regrets, I cannot help you the way you want me to. Most probably you are talking about [1] and [2]. Such unexplained removal is not permissable. Get to the talk pages of the articles, bring about an RfC, or get it into mutual discussion. Faizan 06:14, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

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Claus

Hey buddy, I see you reverted my correction of the proper spelling of "Claus", as in "Santa Claus". Prior to making a unilateral change like that, perhaps you should make sure that you're correct, which you (and the author of the original article) are not. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_claus for more information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 162.17.142.50 (talk) 13:48, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Hello Buddy. Thanks for correcting it. Clause is also a correct spelling, but cannot be used in this case. The mistake was mine. Regards. Faizan 13:52, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

AWB

It's really easy to do, but try to avoid making changes with AWB that do not affect how the page looks, like you did here. Overall, though, thanks for all of the cleanup work! Andrew327 15:28, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Yeah that's why I chose it. Thanks. But the standard/convention is the usage of "{{disambiguation}}" instead of " {{disambig}}". Therefore it's justified, and is changed automatically in AWB. It will not cause any trouble, anyway thanks for the suggestion. Regards. Faizan 15:32, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
I actually agree with that, but there are lots of people who will give you trouble for those kinds of edits. Andrew327 15:36, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
I know, but people cannot give trouble on their own, lest there is stated in the Wikipedia policy that such edits should not be made. These edits don't cause any harm, rather improve, and no people should have problem by them. Face-smile.svg Faizan 15:39, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
The AWB Rules of Use point 4 is crystal clear - "Do not make insignificant or inconsequential edits. An edit that has no noticeable effect on the rendered page is generally considered an insignificant edit." You should stop making these edits, as it's a clear breach of AWB. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 17:15, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Sure, I will avoid inconsequential edits. Faizan 06:15, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Changes in "Greco-Persian Wars"

The title itself is intellectually dishonest, as it suggest that those specific wars were the first or the most significant of all conflicts between the Persians and Greeks, while in reality, they were simply a reconquest effort by the Greeks. The whole article wreaks of Eurocentricism, but a change in the title is at least a start. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.249.25.143 (talk) 06:44, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Nah. If it's dishonest, get to the article's talk page. Instead of unilaterally making changes. Faizan 06:53, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

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Hey Faizan; hope you had a decent weekend :). We've got a pile of patches, some of which went out on Monday, some yesterday:

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  • Feedbacl link goes to the right language (bugzilla:47730)

There are a lot more improvements coming, but that's it for Monday and Tuesday. Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 08:31, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

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AsceticRosé 15:51, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Copy-editing needed

Until now, I do not see any Copy-editing and translation in that Urdu article!--AsceticRosé 09:32, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Before that, I was busy at educational institution. Faizan 14:50, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
And that's a great book! Faizan 14:51, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Oh, I'm really sorry, probably I became impatient! Thousand Thanks to Thou for Thy Therapy (cleaning)!
Does Wiki editing box contain Urdu letters? I do not see them. I found only Arabic and extended Arabic. How did you write (ہے)? Is the title (الخصائص الكبر) correctly spelled?--AsceticRosé 15:07, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
I know Urdu typing too, and I type these words manually. The title at Urdu Wikipedia should be according to the ebook of the book. Faizan 16:21, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
The title is wrong, as the ebook has another title. I will correct it as soon as I get Urdu support installed in my new Notebook. Faizan 16:24, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
For Urdu typing, you should try my favourite tool, Pak Urdu Installer. Faizan 16:43, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Unliteraly Changes

What? what did you mean by that? They told me to move it, it was unamious, what did I do wrong? 72.72.254.84 (talk) 13:58, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Please always try to provide a short edit summary regarding your changes. Faizan 14:00, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
IP addresses also have sharp tongue, I see! -AsceticRosé 17:00, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 July 2013

Mukesh move

Hi Faizan, I have moved back Mukesh Chand to Mukesh (singer) per common name. He is known by his forename and since there are no other singers with the same name, I have moved it back to original (see the discussion on the talk page for this move). If you have to move it back then discuss on talk page and maybe start move request discussion. Thanks. Tolly4bolly 19:47, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

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Lalu Prasad or Lalu Prasad "Yadav"

Hi, Faizan. This is what I hate about Wikipedia. There are a lot of people with too much time to waste in their lives and they do politics here. I do not understand why this User:BDD guy moved Lalu Prasad to Lalu Prasad Yadav, when it is clear that his real name is Lalu Prasad and "Yadav" is publicised for casteist politics during elections. I do not want to start a fight here. Is there any arbitration over this issue or autocrats can do whatever they want? Consider, for example, that User:Indopug changed every instance of Lalu Prasad's lastname to Yadav in the article. What exactly is the point? Should truth take the backseat while Wikipolitics flourishes? --70.76.85.36 (talk) 03:06, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

That must have been done per WP:COMMONNAME. The guy in question is better known as "Lalu Prasad Yadav", just as Mohandas Karamchand is better known as Mahatma Gandhi. Note that "Lalu" and "Prasad" are both first names – the use of caste name as equivalent of Western "surname" is very common in India and (to a lesser degree) in Pakistan.
I also suggest the discussion is taken to the article's Talk page. kashmiri TALK 07:56, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
It was discussed at the article's talk before. Anyway, I am taking it to WP:RM. Faizan 08:56, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

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You can participate here-AsceticRosé 14:56, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

AN case about Baboon43

I wish to inform you that a case has been filed at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard per consensus at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Baboon43. I am letting you know since you participated in the RFC/U. MezzoMezzo (talk) 06:11, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Mezzo! Faizan 08:35, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Panchen Lama

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Hello!

Hello Faizan, we need you to join this wiki it is new and we need administrators and possibly bureaucrats, care to join? thanks in advance --Prabash.Akmeemana 19:43, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

I am already there, but I have not found any interesting substance. Faizan 06:09, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

A project I can't finish

After reading the article on the Sikhs in the British Army, I spent a long time putting this together. I just don't have the time to finish what I started, but I am reluctant to discard what I think is an improvement to the article. Would you care to take it on? TreacherousWays (talk) 13:28, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

It will be a pleasure, Sir! I will try my best. Faizan 16:18, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Hello

Please have a look HERE — Preceding unsigned comment added by AsceticRose (talkcontribs)

Sure I will, when I get some time. Faizan 15:07, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Al-Khalid tank

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know I am glad to be reviewing the article Al-Khalid tank you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by GA bot, on behalf of Prabash.A -- Prabash.A (talk) 00:56, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Al-Khalid Tank

I will be the reviewer for this article I really like this one! Pakistani military tanks are in my opinion the best tanks the country has! :)

  • Right now it looks like it is fine for GA, I will keep you posted as I do the review! Prabash.Akmeemana 01:08, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Prabash. Hope we get it to GA soon. Faizan 15:09, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
No Problem! By the way, when will the under-construction template get removed? Thanks in advance! Prabash.Akmeemana 15:11, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Very soon, it was put by an active contributor there. I will finish of things tomorrow. Faizan 15:22, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Great, I have already put up some comments on the review page! Prabash.Akmeemana 15:26, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Please consider changing your user page, or absenting yourself from Bangladesh pages

Hello, I doubt that it is your intention, so I wanted to mention that your user page can be quite upsetting to someone from Bangladesh. I hope that you will either consider changing it to something less militaristic, and/or withdraw yourself from editing any pages that have even a peripheral connection to Bangladesh. When you revert an edit to the Urdu page, to reimpose a statement that Urdu is spoken in Bangladesh, this can bring to mind the bitterly fought battle of the Bengali Language Movement, where many people lost their lives trying to oppose the imposition of Urdu as the official language of Bangladesh, i.e., an imposition that would have meant that the Bengali language could not be used for government business. When someone sees that you are imposing Urdu on Bangladesh without qualification (such as a statement that it is spoken by the Stranded Pakistanis), and then sees that you describe yourself as a fighter in wikipedia on behalf of Pakistan, is it any wonder that people try to revert your edits? I don't think that you see yourself as someone following in the path of Yahya Khan, so please consider this concession to the peace of mind of people who care about Bangladesh. Thank you. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 13:31, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Sminthopsis84, I don't see anything wrong with his user-page, I as a supporter of the wonderful nation Pakistan, I think its a nice user-page, your message seems to be border-lining WP:NPA, and I suggest you stop edit warring on the article topic. Prabash.Akmeemana 14:45, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Prabash, you should give thought to the following: how do people feel who are not supporters of the "wonderful nation of Pakistan" (please read WP:NPOV in this regard)? You think they will like the Userpage? As regards Sminthopsis84' s query: the query was nicely formulated, and is far from a personal attack. And let Faizan decide what to do; for what it is worth:I think linking to the Pakistan Armed Forces is borderline. We are not in a fight here. Regards. Lectonar (talk) 14:52, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Apologies then, I shouldn't responded seriously to that, rather having a picture of a Pakistani soldier stuns me as to how its disputed here. If thats the case, then I suggest replacing the image with the one that was there previously (the one with the mosque) instead of the soldier. Prabash.Akmeemana 14:59, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Huh Why my userpage will irritate a Bangladeshi? I am a regular contributor in Bangladesh-related articles and even in 'general fixes' in the Bengali and Urdu Wikipedia. Why the Bangladeshis will be irritated by Pakistani soldier's image?? At least, I cannot get it. The image will remain the same. Faizan
  • Urdu As far as the Urdu article is concerned, I did not impose anything. We are concerned with "the countries where Urdu is spoken" there, and Bangladesh is one of them, where lacs of Biharis speak it. We are not concerned with the Bengali Language Movement, or the "official language in Bangladesh". What has government business in Bangladesh to do with Urdu and my userpage? I don't move without qualification, or in this case reliable sources or references. The lacs of Stranded Pakistanis still speak their national language, viz, Urdu, that's why the mention of Bangladesh in the "countries where Urdu is spoken" was reinstated. Faizan
  • My userpage Yes, I am a fighter, or I would like to say that I am a Mujahid. Jihad means "Struggle". I am a fighter for this Wikipedia, "fighting" seems to be an odd term, but I did not use it in my userpage. I did not say that I am fighting for or on behalf of Pakistan. I love Wikipedia, and the image caption elucidates it. It says:"The Pakistan Wikipedia Forces taking part in Operation Enduring Encyclopedia." I did give a link to the Counter-Vandalism unit. Again, I don't fight for Pakistan, I love the country, but here I am concerned with the Encyclopedia, and I fight againt the vandalizers. Faizan
Yes, and it did link to the Pakistan Armed Forces....sorry, but in my eyes it is odd. Lectonar (talk) 16:13, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Biased views about Yahya Khan: What wrong did he do? Can you get it to the point? He was the President of a soverign state, the "wonderful nation of Pakistan". You have no right to censure him without qualification here. He was the President of Pakistan. It that's it, then I am on his path. It is a great honour that I have been recognized as the disciple of the former President. In short, the query was pointless. If linking to the Pakistan Armed Forces is the apple of disgust, then it can be delinked. No one is on a fight here, but I work mainly by taking part in the Operation Enduring Encyclopedia against the vandals. Regards. Faizan
  • @Prabash. There is no need for apologies. Pakistani soldier is not going to have an adverse effect on any community or country, including Bangladesh. Faizan 16:07, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

GA nomination of Al-Khalid tank

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Your GA nomination of Al-Khalid tank

The article Al-Khalid tank you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Al-Khalid tank for comments about the article. Well done! Prabash.Akmeemana 19:08, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

  • Also consider putting the GA topicon on your userpage ;) Prabash.Akmeemana 19:09, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Prabash! Faizan 19:15, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations

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FYi

I have reverted this edit on your talk page. I hope you don't mind, you can undo my rv if you want. Prabash.Akmeemana 13:15, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Prabash! Faizan 13:54, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

IP

Hey Faizan,

I haven't made any changes to any pages recently, and certainly not to Victor Martinez. I think there might be an IP mistake. Best Wishes, Stefan. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.137.15.128 (talkcontribs)

Oops. Stefan, actually that is a Static IP. The warning was sent 3 months and 16 days ago, these Static IPs keep on changing, you need not worry. Welcome to Wikipedia! Faizan 13:54, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 July 2013

I've added your name to User:TheOriginalSoni/languages

Hi,

I wanted to inform you that I'm creating a list of foreign language speaking editors, so that others find it much more easier to locate editors who speak a given language. It should be particularly useful to help deal with ESL editors and to help translate sources in other languages.

I've added your name to the list, showing you as active and willing to help with translations. I hope you don't mind this addition. Please feel free to make any changes you like to this list, as well as use this list for any purposes required. :)

Cheers,

TheOriginalSoni (talk) 04:09, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you very much Soni! Faizan 13:46, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Urdu request: Al Arabiya

Hi, Faizan! Are you interested in starting an Urdu article on en:Al Arabiya? I ask because I found the publication's Urdu website and thought it would be of interest to Urdu speakers.

Thank you WhisperToMe (talk) 05:34, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

I have been very busy, saw your post on Urdu Wikipedia. I will be active there again after some tasks here. Faizan 14:25, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the feedback. Whenever you have free time, please let me know :) WhisperToMe (talk) 16:06, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Lahore article

Someone has just deleted some images from the article saying they are repeated. I'm not sure if it is the case, and whether removing them improves the article. You can check it.--AsceticRosé 05:56, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Fixed Thanks! He should move with consensus. He is a new editor. Faizan 13:48, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation

Hi Faizan, could you give the article a quick read through? when is it appropriate to remove the new article template? Thanks for your input. Turvill (talk) 19:37, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi Faizan, I added some inbound links from other Wiki articles to this new article. Hopefully this resolves the orphan issue. Thank you. I will continue to link as I find them. Turvill (talk) 19:35, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi Faizan, I will add some links to this article to correct the orphan aspect. Will let you know when completed. Thank you, 96.224.37.209 (talk) 19:25, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi Turvill. Actually, An orphan is "an article with no links from other pages in the main article namespace". So add links to other articles, linking to this new article. Cheers. Welcome to Wikipedia! Faizan 19:38, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For your understanding after recent criticism. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 20:43, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
Criticism is a must for future improvement. My regards Smint! Faizan 20:45, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Sects of Islam

A bunch of your recent AWB edits have made articles less clear (and in some cases made links less useful and even some content incorrect) by converting links to various specific sects of Islam (Shi'ite, Sunni, etc.) to be just "Islam". The first two that landed on my watchlist are especially noticeable:

The goal of the text is to discuss a situation where these two are different from each other, but you converted both to point to the same top-level article rather than to each one's own detailed article.
The goal of the text is to discuss how this one sect relates to one specific other one, but you changed it to remove the sect-name entirely. The result is a sentence that does not make any sense at all.

Please check back with your edits that made these sorts of changes to fix these mistakes. DMacks (talk) 01:12, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Seconded. I strongly advise you to stop doing this. --Folantin (talk) 07:58, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
I did mistake there. That setting was meant for changing the terms of "Sunni Islam" and "Shia Islam" to "Islam" in the infobox, where the religion is often taken is terms of "denomination". I have spotted many IPs, such that 31.47.10.6 (talk · contribs · WHOIS), 76.173.132.206 (talk · contribs · WHOIS), and 109.115.31.235 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) which change the deliberately the religion's entry to "Sunni" or "Shia". I wanted to get this fixed. I will surely take more care. Faizan 08:01, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Even in infoboxes I see no need to be less precise than the sources allow. For comparison, we routinely give the exact denomination for Christians; for example, George W. Bush was Episcopal and now is an United Methodist (not just any kind of Methodist). Huon (talk) 13:09, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Persecution of Biharis in Bangladesh

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Darkness Shines and Faizan, Im not sure if you should pass and or nominate this article for GA, it fails one of the criteria for stability, though I am not the reviewer, I recommend to stop the review until the dispute is over, as I am seeing edit warring and an all out content dispute here, best to start the GA review when it is over. Prabash.Akmeemana 13:03, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
It was nominated and the review has started, I can hold it for a while so the issues I have raised can be addressed, don't panic Face-smile.svg Darkness Shines (talk) 13:06, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Perfect! good luck with GA Faizan :) Prabash.Akmeemana 15:13, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Prabash! Faizan 03:50, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

FYI : KH-35 & Myanmar

Hi,

According to m y sources and also sipri.com, Myanmar Navy do not have any Kh-35. They have ordered 30 C-802 recently to arm the Aung Zeya and Type-053H frigates. They have armed the corvettes with C-801 (according to sipri). I am not vandalizing. So stop complaining.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kamrul512 (talkcontribs) 10:52, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK RfC

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:14, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I am participating. Faizan 03:43, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Spelling errors

Hi, I enjoyed reading your contributions to this article, I found it informative, and objective, however, I noticed several spelling errors here, just thought i would let you know.... (Assemblies) and (victorious) were two words i found errors on, other than spelling errors, I find your article very well written.

Respectfully, Scott N. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.53.69.170 (talkcontribs)

Best Regards. Faizan 13:26, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2013

Help!

Hello buddy, I am currently updating / correcting the JF-17 Notes section on List of aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force. But, I need your help as you have a good experience of these kind of articles .... Can u help me ?? --Maxx786 (talk) 08:16, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

I am a bit busy, but will try my best there at the article! Thanks. Faizan 16:26, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

ITN for Pakistani presidential election, 2013

Secret account 16:57, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Secret! Faizan 17:00, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter for 06 August 2013

It's been almost two weeks since the last newsletter, and a lot of improvements have been made during that time. The main things that people have noticed are significant improvements to speed for typing into long pages (bug 52012http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52012), scrolling (bug 52014http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52014) and deleting (bug 52013http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52013) on large pages. There have also been improvements to references, with the latest being support for list-defined references, which are <ref>s defined inside a <references> block (bug 51741http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51741). Users of Opera 12 and higher have had their web browser removed from the browser black-list, mostly as a result of work by a volunteer developer (bug 36000http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36000). Opera has not been fully white-listed yet, so these users will get an additional warning and request to report problems.

Significant changes were made to the user interface to de-emphasize VisualEditor. This has cut the use of VisualEditor by approximately one-third. You can read about these at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Updates/August 1, 2013, but they include:

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There have also been many smaller fixes, including these:

Most of the Wikimedia Foundation staff is traveling this week and next, so no updates are expected until at least August 15th. If you're going to be in Hong Kong for Wikimania 2013, say hello to James Forrester, Philippe Beaudette, and the other members of the VisualEditor team.

As always, if you have questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 23:30, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Helping my sandbox

hello Faizan. i am new to Wikipedia and looking to add my article through the sandbox. i am having difficulties with red errors in the reference section. could you guide me through the process. S72013 (talk) 03:26, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Hey S7! Welcome wo Wikipedia! Your sanbox is not showing any error with references now, anyway it needs expansion. I will keep it in my watchlist. Faizan 03:37, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Eid Greetings

Eid Mubarak! (6099181740).jpg (شمع جلتى جگمگاتى رہے هم آپ کو آپ هم کو ياد کرتى رہے مي آپ کوعيد مبارک کهنى ضرور آتا اگر آپ کا گهر اتنا دور نا هوتاـ آپ عيد کى چاند کى تراه جگمگاتى رهوـ) -AsceticRosé 19:10, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much brother. Happy Eid Mubarak! Faizan 17:46, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

!عید مبارک

Sheer Khurma.jpg Eid greetings!!
Mubārak hō! Čāⁿnd dikḣ gayā hai, mērē bḣā'ī! Yeh lō aur is mīṫḣī ʿīd muⁿh mīṫḣā karō..... Kapṙē istirī karō.... Jašn kī tayyāriyāⁿ karō.....!

Aur bāqī sab kaisā hai? Ummīd hai keh ṫḣīk ṫḣāk hō gā... Duʿāʾ hai keh aglē sāl bḣī isī ṭarḥ haⁿsī xušī ā'ē gī... Āmīn Шαмıq  тαʟκ @ 16:19, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Heya Wamiq! Thanks for the message, I think we need a proper template for the Eid message, I will make it for the next year. May we enjoy the Eid. Faizan 17:53, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your welcome message. Actually, this account is years old. I occasionally become active when I have the time. Thanks again, Eid Mubarak.--Bazaan (talk) 17:43, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Hey Bazaan. My regrets, thanks anyway, Happy Eid Mubarak. Faizan 17:53, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Autograph Book Barnstar

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This barnstar hereby acknowledges and appreciates the fact that you signed my Autograph Book, Thanks. ---$oHƎM ❊  আড্ডা  12:19, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Wa alaykumu s-salam, Thanks for reviewing those 2pages also. Eid Mubarak to you as well.

Article about the Egyptian news site Mada Masr

Hi, if you have time, it would be great if you could review my new article Mada Masr. The reason why I am contacting you is because you made some corrections to my article The Third Square. Thanks and Eid Mubarak :) IbrahimNemsi (talk) 00:48, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 07 August 2013

Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

Hi Faizan. I guess it was only a matter of time before I would end up in your area of expertise Face-wink.svg. If you would like to add your views to the "Reverting/adding of US and Saudi Arabia" section on the article's Talk page, perhaps Capital00 will finally see some sense. Thanks, Yinta 17:47, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Persecution of Biharis in Bangladesh

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229 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: GA Yahya Khan (talk) Unencyclopaedic
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52 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Dhaba (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
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