User talk:GorgeCustersSabre

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Socking[edit]

Salam alaikum Gorge, there has been an odd amount of activity on some articles. Has an SPI been filed in regard to any of this activity? MezzoMezzo (talk) 07:13, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

This is part of a lingering SPI issue, Atama has been clearing up the remaining sockpuppets - more details on his talk page here. Strangez is hopefully one of the last. The proliferation by this one person put me in mind of chasing down Horcruxes! UsamahWard (talk) 10:26, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
Just FYI, I added Ermejoso to the SPI for Aldota. It's very suspicious for an editor to be created two days after semi-protection ends, to reinsert material similar to what previous socks were adding. However, I'm not 100% certain of this, because Ermejoso has also edited a number of articles that Aldota and the socks never edited. So I'm asking for CheckUser to verify. In the mean time, don't automatically assume that Ermejoso is a sock. Right now you are at three reverts at the Abdul Qayum (scholar), and one more revert could mean an immediate block for you. I'm letting you know so that you can avoid that. Let CU run its course, and if it comes back positive then Ermejoso (and any other potential socks that haven't shown themselves yet) can be blocked and the edits reverted (and I'll probably reinstate semi-protection, for a month or more this time). I've also left Ermejoso a warning about being at 3RR as well. -- Atama 17:19, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
    • Dear friend Atama, thank you kindly for your advice (and friendly warning). I also think this is a sock, and I'll let due process run its course. My thanks again, George Custer's Sabre (talk) 17:39, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
      • You're welcome. It turns out that Ermejoso was indeed another sockpuppet, and there were another 17 sockpuppets that were previously unidentified. Most of them haven't even edited yet, which suggests they were attempts at more "sleeper" accounts, created to try to get around semi-protection once they were old enough to be autoconfirmed. I reverted Ermejoso's edits to that page, and Ponyo initiated semiprotection on that page again for another month. -- Atama 21:28, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
        • The persistence of these attempts to create sockpuppets suggests he may return with more, so if there is similar activity in future, perhaps we can alert Atama in the first instance with a view to making another CU sweep.

          GorgeCustersSabre, one of the lingering changes made by the sockpuppet was to change the name of the article to Abdul Qayum (scholar). I think this is hard to justify, he is mainly known as a leading Imam, not a scholar - the sockpuppet was, of course, obsessed with defining Islamic scholars! I will leave this to you and others with a track record for editing the article, not least because my only edits were to revert the sockpuppet, and I don't have a view as to what the title should be (previously it was Sheikh Abdul Qayum). UsamahWard (talk) 07:20, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

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Pakistani Cultural Heritage - Edit Drive[edit]

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Abdul Qayum article[edit]

I noted your recent removal of a weak source; the same source and claim is in the lead section, and should probably be removed too. There are several other sources used in various places that aren't that strong. I think the article would benefit if it referred to ELM Management; although a primary source, it seems appropriate for basic information about qualifications, and does not get into contentious issues such as 'being a scholar'. It is also noteworthy it has no mention of a PhD. UsamahWard (talk) 09:52, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Dear UsamahWard, I am unsure if you are Muslim, and don't want to offend you, but I would like to wish you Ramadan Mubarak just in case you are. I have watched this page carefully for quite a while because of its weaknesses and the subjective way in which some editors have tried to make claims which are unsupported or weakly supported by sources. I am always unhappy about non-neutral sources but in this case you may be right. Yes, let's go ahead. Many thanks. Regards, George Custer's Sabre (talk) 07:37, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Maulana Tariq Jameel[edit]

Asalamualikum , Maulana Sahab is my teacher , he has no Title indeed he is against such Titles he is born 23 June i have seen his certificates . also Muslim isnt a Movement . Tablighi Jamaat is a Global widespread Movement. Regards Student of Maulana sahab — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mutaal98 (talkcontribs) 07:06, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Captain Lakshmi Sehgal International Airport[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Captain Lakshmi Sehgal International Airport, has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Trinidade (talk) 06:14, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Please guide me to some "model" pages for LPB[edit]

Dear GorgeCusterSabro

I am an old user of Wikipedia and intend to contribute to South Asian living person's biographies. I noticed your expertise in editing LPB. May I request you to guide me to some model pages that in your considered opinion fulfill the 5 criteria set by wikipedia. Going through them would help me to be more objective.

Thanks Tenoonki (talk) 21:43, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

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I went to the talk page on Joe Abbenda[edit]

Hi GorgeCustersSabre, I see you reverted me since I guess I didn't make myself clear. Hopefully the talk page is a good place to discuss changes. Thank you, --Malerooster (talk) 15:42, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Islam and violence[edit]

Hey GorgeCustersSabre, just saw your revert. I think the article is about Islamic view on violence, why do you think it's not? Marcocapelle (talk) 18:25, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Dear Marcocapelle, sorry if I've got this wrong, but I looked at the page on Islam and Violence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_and_violence) as well as the category you suggested. I just thought that this fatwa, although it deals with a related subject, is not an easy fit in either, particularly in the latter, which seems to deal with specific cases of violence. I'm not trying to be difficult, and I won't revert again if I've got it wrong. My regards, George Custer's Sabre (talk) 18:48, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer. I'd say the article fits perfectly well with the 1st chapter of the Islam and violence article and provides a bit of balance against the cases of violence that are in the category already. As you won't revert, I'll give the recategorization another try. Marcocapelle (talk) 18:54, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Inqilab March, 2014[edit]

Thank you for your patrolling and correction thereof. I request you to restore the contents extracted from the article of columnist Saleem Safi. This is relevant to show the point of view of others about this Inqilab March. I think Mr. Saleem Safi's article has no reliable or logical base, but it is a point of view and must be reflected in the article Inqilab March in order to provide one more angle parallel to Umpire(s) within Pakistan. Nannadeem (talk) 21:34, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Dear Nannadeem, assalamu alaykum. I hope you are well. I'm sorry but I disagree with you. The material is not directly relevant. Let's be honest: this article is a mess and needs a lot of work. The English is really bad and the content is inadequately referenced. It also contains repetition and trivia. I'm not involved with, or opposed to, Khan and Qadri. I just want to see an accurate and reliable article emerge. My regards, George Custer's Sabre (talk) 05:27, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Walaykum Asslam (R.B). Thanks for your comments. I know your sincerity, but please wait for some time and give me time to make it an appropriate article ( am working on it). When I saw this page as an stub, shocked me, so my all sympathy (natural) started orbiting around this page. I assure I will try my best to be neutral as far as possible. I further request you to point out me partiality, so that I could learn. Thanks my Bro Nannadeem (talk) 10:58, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Dear Nannadeem, assalamu alaykum. I'm truly very sorry but I have reverted more of your additions. You need to ask yourself: is this (information) really necessary? Have I expressed it clearly and SUCCINCTLY? Have I provided enough reliable citations? My recommendation is that you use the article's talk page (not my own talk page) to put forward the additions or changes you want to make. Other editors will help you to get it ready for inclusion in the article itself. I'll be glad to myself, IF you have relevant and IMPORTANT (not trivial) things to add. My regards, George Custer's Sabre (talk) 17:17, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Tim Winter[edit]

Hi,

I noted that you removed the "Professor" title from the Timothy Winter article, stating that he is a lecturer. Are the two titles mutually exclusive? i.e. if an individual is a lecturer does that make it impossible to be a professor at the same time.

I ask because I was surprised that Esposito would make such an elementary mistake.

Thanks RookTaker (talk) 10:37, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Dear RookTaker, thanks for your question. I hope you are well. In the US academic world all PhD-qualified university instructors are called professor. In the British system, professor is actually a rank (equivalent to Full Professor in the US). It's the highest rank (lecturer, senior lecturer, reader or associate professor and THEN professor). Tim Winter is an MA-qualified lecturer (he has no PhD) whose rank is even captured in his formal Cambridge title: Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies. Who knows? One day he might become a professor. He's a very gifted man. My regards, George Custer's Sabre (talk) 16:52, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks GorgeCustersSabre - that clarifies things. RookTaker (talk) 17:52, 7 September 2014 (UTC)