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Your warning

Faizan, you warned an editor per WP:ARBPIA here. I reverted it because the editor had already been notified earlier this year. There was no need to warn them twice. In addition, although generally administrators issue such warnings, you can issue one yourself, but you should not use that template because the language says you are an administrator, which you are not. If you have any questions, let me know. Regards.--Bbb23 (talk) 00:43, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, I will use another template next time. Anyway, as you said that the user was warned earlier this year too, then no action required now after a 1RR violation again? Or WP:ARBPIA is just for warnings? Faizan 06:13, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes, like Faizan I also like to raise the same question: is WP:ARBPIA just for warnings? I like to draw the attention of Bbb23 about that user. He is repeatedly changing wordings/contents in Palestine-related articles without consensus even after being warned, compelling others to revert his edits.--AsceticRosé 16:08, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, Faizan, for not responding earlier; I missed it. ARBPIA is an arbitration case that authorized sanctions. The page describes the case and is used to log notifications and sanctions. It's unusual for a non-admin to notify a user. As I stated, if one does it, one should be careful not to purport to be an administrator. In addition, the notification should be logged at ARBPIA in the same style as other logged notifications. If an editor violates one of the arbitration restrictions, they can be reported to WP:AE or to WP:AN3 (if appropriate).--Bbb23 (talk) 00:21, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

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Hey, It's nice to hear from you

Hey, It's nice to hear from you

i want to ask that if i can make a Wikipedia about a web portal...!! The portal is online since 2006 and is about advertising and marketing. It's operated from a leading Pakistani advertising agency 'Synergy Advertising' and has a strong background.

I was just hoping my account doesn't gets bad credits for that..! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Raheelbs (talkcontribs) 06:14, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

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VisualEditor newsletter for 21 August 2013

Both VisualEditor and MediaWiki were upgraded recently. For VisualEditor, this is the long-awaited post-Wikimania update with many bug fixes and enhancements. Work also continues on speed at opening and during use, as well as on the bugs reported here and at other Wikipedias. The full report is at Mediawiki.

References are displaying properly, even when nested (bug 50749http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50749) or in image captions (bug 52427)http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52427). Reference lists are now always fully populated with references (bug 50094). Firefox users can insert an existing reference in the first paragraph (bug 52159http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52159). Opera users no longer see corruption of categories when a reference was added (bug 50385).

Stray spaces are being stripped from the start of paragraphs to end one of the common <nowiki> problems (bug 51462http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51462). We also fixed a round-tripping bug that caused desirable whitespace in templates (used to make templates more legible, e.g., by putting each parameter in an infobox on a separate line) to get corrupted (bug 51150).

Wikilink handling was improved. Users are not allowed to create internal links to invalid titles (titles that are actually impossible due to limits on acceptable character combinations in titles, not redlinks) (bug 33094http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33094). You can extend wikilinks, but it won't do so over a wordbreak (like a space) (bugs 49931 and 51463).

A handful of fixes to the user interface were made. The toolbar doesn't float over personal tools after opening a dialog or the inspector (bug 52441http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52441). Toolbars were also re-written to be collapsible/expandable, with room for more icons. Buttons in dialogs can now be activated using the Tab and Shift+Tab key commands (bug 50047). This saves time for editors, because you don't need to take your hands off the keyboard to click a button. We fixed a handful of bugs that affected only certain articles or certain browsers, including toolbar buttons in Firefox (bug 51986) and dialog panels that didn't always scroll correctly (bug 51739). Bugs with undo/redo getting confused have been fixed (bug 52113http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52113).

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More edit notices, warnings, and metadata like information about Pending Changes on an article now appear as appropriate (bug 49699). When new articles are created, users are now shown the <newarticletext> message (bug 51459). VisualEditor now handles templates that set "meta" items (like a category) and nothing else better (bug 51322). If the database is locked when a user tries to save with VisualEditor, they now get a message telling them as such and an opportunity to try again, rather than a silent failure (bug 51636).

When you save the page, having the default preference set to "mark all my edits as minor by default" no longer overrides the setting in the save dialog (bug 51515). If you open VisualEditor from a section edit link, the section's title will be pre-filled in in the edit summary box when you go to save it (bug 50872). The size of the save dialog box in the Monobook skin has been fixed (bug 50058). Also, wikipage content handlers like sortable tables are re-run automatically after saving (bug 51565http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51565).

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Thanks

Hi, Thanks for your appreciation and motivation. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 06:43, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

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What the...

First the Kangaroo, now you? What's going on here? Yintan  22:13, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

I will be back soon dude! Just following your lead. Busy due to studies, Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year! Faizan 16:05, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
I see. Good luck with the studies. Later, Yintan  11:11, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

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VisualEditor newsletter for September 5

This Thursday's VisualEditor update was mostly about stability and performance improvements, and some preparatory work for major planned improvements, along with bug fixes for non-English language support and right-to-left text. Everything that the English Wikipedia received today has been running on Mediawiki for a week already.

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Assessment

Hello, iDonate Pakistan needs some improvement and assessment, please have a look at the talk page. I;m a little busy, hope you may do something with this. Zia Khan 20:50, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

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Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq

Assalamu alaykum, I hope you are well. Any chance you could look at this page? One editor seems intent on making it into a fan page and adding unreferenced, or poorly referenced, material. My regards, George Custer's Sabre (talk) 19:35, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

What about...

Assalamu Alaiku brother, How are you? No response from your side. Are you retired? I don't see your activities here. We miss you... -AsceticRosé 15:35, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

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VisualEditor has been updated twice in the last two weeks. As usual, what is now running on the English Wikipedia had a test run at Mediawiki during the previous week.

As announced, the toolbar was redesigned to be simpler, shorter, and to have the ability to have drop-down groups with descriptions. What you see now is the initial configuration and is expected to change in response to feedback from the English Wikipedia and other Wikipedias. The controls to add <u> (underline), <sub> (subscript), and <sup> (superscript), <s> (strikethrough) and <code> (computer code/monospace font) annotations to text are available to all users in the drop-down menu. At the moment, all but the most basic tools have been moved into a single drop-down menu, including the tools for inserting media, references, reference lists, and templates. The current location of all of the items in the toolbar is temporary, and your opinions about the best order are needed! Please offer suggestions at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback/Toolbar.

In an eagerly anticipated upgrade to the reference dialog, newly added references or reference groups no longer need the page to be saved before they can be re-used (bugs 51689 and 52000). The 'Use existing reference' button is now disabled on pages which don't yet have any references (bug 51848). The template parameter filter in the transclusion dialog now searches both parameter name and label (bug 51670).

In response to several requests, there are some new keyboard shortcuts. You can now set the block/paragraph formatting from the keyboard: Ctrl+0 sets a block as a regular paragraph; Ctrl+1 up to Ctrl+6 sets it as a Heading 1 ("Page title") to Heading 6 ("Sub-heading 4"); Ctrl+7 sets it as pre-formatted (bug 33512). Ctrl+2, which creates level 2 section headings, may be the most useful.

Some improvements were made to capitalization for links, so typing in "iPhone" will offer a link to "iPhone" as well as "IPhone" (bug 50452).

Copying and pasting within the same document should work better as of today's update, as should copying from VisualEditor into a third-party application (bug 53364, bug 52271, bug 52460). Work on copying and pasting between VisualEditor instances (for example, between two articles) and retaining formatting when copying from an external source into VisualEditor is progressing.

Major improvements to editing with input method editors (IMEs; mostly used for Indic and East Asian languages) are being deployed today. This is a complex change, so it may produce unexpected errors. On a related point, the names of languages listed in the "languages" (langlinks) panel in the Page settings dialog now display as RTL when appropriate (bug 53503).

Looking ahead: The help/'beta' menu will soon expose the build number next to the "Leave feedback" link, so users can give more specific reports about issues they encounter (bug 53050). This change will make it easier for developers to identify any cacheing issues, once it starts reporting the build number (currently, it says "Version false"). Also, inserting a link, reference or media file will put the cursor after the new content again (bug 53560). Next week’s update will likely improve how dropdowns and other selection menus behave when they do not fit on the screen, with things scrolling so the selected item is always in view.

If you are active at other Wikipedias, the next group of Wikipedias to have VisualEditor offered to all users is being finalized. About two dozen Wikipedias are on the list for Tuesday, September 24 for logged-in users only, and on Monday, September 30 for unregistered editors. You can help with translating the documentation. In several cases, most of the translation is already done, and it only needs to be copied over to the relevant Wikipedia. If you are interested in finding out whether a particular Wikipedia is currently on the list, you can leave a message for me at my talk page.

For other questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and other ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:58, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 September 2013

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IMPORTANT CHANGES: We have modified the selection of articles SuggestBot suggests and altered the design to incorporate more information about the articles, as described in this explanation.

Note: All columns in this table are sortable, allowing you to rearrange the table so the articles most interesting to you are shown at the top. All images have mouse-over popups with more information.

Views/Day Quality Title Content Headings Images Links Sources Tagged with…
583 Quality: High, Assessed class: List, Predicted class: FA Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts (talk) Add sources
497 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: FA Pakistan and weapons of mass destruction (talk) Add sources
29 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: C Pakistani nationalism (talk) Please add more content Please add more sources Add sources
15 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Hamoodur Rahman (talk) Please add more content Please add more images Please add more sources Add sources
11 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Al-Shams (East Pakistan) (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more sources Add sources
10 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Such TV (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Add sources
201 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Khan (surname) (talk) Please add more content Please add more sources Cleanup
46 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: B Khulna University (talk) Please add more sources Cleanup
3 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Start Mustafizur Rahman Siddiqi (talk) Please add more content Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Cleanup
165 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: FA Foreign relations of Pakistan (talk) Expand
20 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Ali Kuli Khan Khattak (talk) Please add more content Please add more sources Expand
160 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Operation Meghdoot (talk) Please add more content Please add more sources Expand
97 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: B United Liberation Front of Assam (talk) Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
1,371 Quality: High, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: A Cosmetics (talk) Unencyclopaedic
34 Quality: High, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: GA Greater Bangladesh (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Unencyclopaedic
136 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Humayun Ahmed (talk) Please add more content Please add more sources Merge
266 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Government of Pakistan (talk) Merge
22 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Defensive jihad (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more sources Merge
34 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start History of Azad Kashmir (talk) Please add more content Please add more sources Wikify
1,426 Quality: High, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: FA Mohamed Morsi (talk) Wikify
3 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Qazi Muhammad Farooq (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Wikify
3 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: B Golaghat massacre (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Orphan
4 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Amjad Ayub Mirza (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Orphan
17 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Start Glass nail file (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Orphan
2 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start M. R. Akhtar Mukul (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
12 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub BD Somani International School (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
4 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub 1971 in Pakistan (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
27 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub PTV News (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more sources Stub
83 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Aiwan-e-Sadr (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
23 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Electoral College (Pakistan) (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub

Changes to SuggestBot's suggestions

We have changed the number of suggested articles and which categories they are selected from. The number of stubs has been greatly reduced, the number of articles needing sources doubled, and two new categories added (orphans and unencyclopaedic articles). We have also modified the layout of the suggestions and added sortable columns with various types of information about each article. The first two columns are:

Views/Day 
Daily average number of views an article's had over the past 14 days.
Quality 
Predicted article quality on a 1- to 3-star scale. Placing your cursor over the stars should give you a pop-up describing the article's quality (Low/Medium/High), current assessment class, and predicted assessment class.

The method we use to predict article quality also allows us to assess whether an article might need specific types of work in order to improve its quality. The work needed might not correspond to cleanup tags added to the article, since our method is not based on those. We have added five columns reflecting this work assessment, where a red X indicates improvement is needed. Placing your cursor over an X should give you a pop-up with a short description of the work needed. The five columns seek to answer the following five questions:

Content 
Is more content needed?
Headings 
Does this article have an appropriate section structure?
Images 
Is the number of illustrative images about right?
Links 
Does this article link to enough other Wikipedia articles?
Sources 
For its length, is there an appropriate number of citations to sources in this article?

SuggestBot picks articles in a number of ways based on other articles you've edited, including straight text similarity, following wikilinks, and matching your editing patterns against those of other Wikipedians. It tries to recommend only articles that other Wikipedians have marked as needing work. We appreciate that you have signed up to receive suggestions regularly, your contributions make Wikipedia better — thanks for helping!

If you have feedback on how to make SuggestBot better, please let us know on SuggestBot's talk page. Regards from Nettrom (talk), SuggestBot's caretaker. -- SuggestBot (talk) 00:03, 23 September 2013 (UTC)