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hello there[edit]

I see you have made alot of contributions to the Iranian Azeri page. After reading the article, im not sure whether the page appreciates the Iranian Azeris appreciation of their Iranian identification. Fro mwhat im reading, the page is more biased towards Azerbaijani nationalism. please contact me on this discussion, thankyou. User:Megastrike14

SLR direct invitation[edit]

I noticed that you showed an interest in Sri Lanka related articles. Please take a look at WikiProject Sri Lanka Reconciliation, a bipartisan effort to improve collaboration on and coverage of the Sri Lankan Civil War. Among other things, we collected a number of recommendations for getting your point across while keeping out of trouble. We're here to help! In any event, we invite you to leave us a message on our talk page.

Happy editing! Taprobanus (talk) 17:31, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

What's your problem :) --Bayrak (talk) 21:52, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Battle of Dhi Qar[edit]

What is currently written on this article appears to be a copyright violation[1] and needs to be re-written. Also, shouldn't the Lakhmids be the group mentioned revolting against the Persians?[2]. --Kansas Bear (talk) 22:25, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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Dear Khoikhoi, I hope you had a wonderful New Year's Day, and that 2009 brings further success and happiness! ~ YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 04:18, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

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All the best, warrior. YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 04:18, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

On a possible software error[edit]

Dear Khoikhoi, it seems that the software running the Wikipedia image pages may contain an error. To see this, please click on the photograph on this page: [3]. You will go to the corresponding image page where a deformed version of an earlier photograph is displayed. Click now on the deformed photograph, and you will be led to the correct page, namely this one:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/Brian_Pippard.jpg.

If you copy the address of the deformed photograph (using the address-copying facility of your browser), you will have this one:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/19/Brian_Pippard.jpg/422px-Brian_Pippard.jpg.

Clearly, the software managing the image page is the cause of linking to the latter, incorrect, image file. I should greatly appreciate it if you would kindly look into this problem. I did some attempt to change the second of the latter two addresses into the first one, but was not successful.

Incidentally, I have noticed that the photograph on the page of Mastan Ensemble has been deleted. I think this must be a mistake, since the photograph could be used under the "fair-use" copyright (to my best knowledge, there is no free image of this ensemble available). With kind regards --BF 10:38, 3 January 2009 (UTC).

Czech Republic[edit]

Could you take a look at these[4] recent edits? They seem rather contentious and libelous. Thanks! --Kansas Bear (talk) 19:26, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Opinion needed[edit]

Hi, Khoikhoi. I see you're the only admin who edited Denial of Armenian Genocide during the past months. Can you help me and user:Adoniscik out of this conflict [[5]]. I explained my motives at talk and editsum's, and your third opinion can help us. Gazifikator (talk) 16:47, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

New Keynesian economics[edit]

I've responded to your question at my talk page. --Rinconsoleao (talk) 09:38, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Artsakh[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi, I think the rolling back of Artsakh by anon user was justified and I had that expressed in the talkpage. --Vacio (talk) 07:12, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Never mind. --Vacio (talk) 09:04, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Copyright info needed[edit]

In this edit, you reverted the request for image copy-right to unverified claim of copy-right tag! The CC copy-right have not been mentioned in source page. [6] -- Meisam (talk) 21:06, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Judæo-Persian[edit]

It seems that nobody is against moving Dzhidi language to Judæo-Persian. Please delete the later (to make the move possible). Alefbe (talk) 13:03, 29 January 2009 (UTC) Also look at [[talk:template:Persian languages]]. Alefbe (talk) 13:03, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Catherine of Aragon[edit]

Could you inform GranadasPromegranite/62.56.79.248 that references have to be cited according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_article_does_not_cite_any_references_or_sources.#How_to_format_citations. This was posted in the talk page and subsequently ignored. Thanks! --Kansas Bear (talk) 20:35, 1 February 2009 (UTC)


hi Khoikhoi, in the Persian people article ,the Persians are translated as Iranian in Persian, while the term Iranian can be referred to any of the Iranian citizens from Azerbaijani ,Kurd, or Baluch, also Iranian or Indo Iranian is neither correct since Indo Iranians include many ethnic groups who speak Indo Iranian languages , the correct translation for Persian in Farsi is Fars , also Persian people are not excluded to the Iranian borders as shown on the map .just as the Azerbaijanis are known as an ethnic group due to the fact that they speak Azerbaijani Turkic language and ,Kurds are regarded as ethnic Kurdish people because of their native Kurdish tongue ,Persians or Fars people an ethnic group that speak the Farsi language as their mother tongue . Whether this mistake was done deliberately,or simply by misinformation is irrelevant , in either way it should be changed immedeately cuz it can considered as distortion of facts by the Wkikipedia,


فارسی نشانه های اختصاری


سیفارسی . (ص نسبی ) منسوب به فارس که فارسیان و ممالک آنها باشد. (منتهی الارب ). معرب پارسی . || ایرانی . (حاشیه ٔ برهان چ معین : پارس ). فارسی . عجم . رجوع به عجم وفارس شود. || پارسی . زبان فارسی ، که شامل سه زبان است : پارسی باستان ، پارسی میانه (پهلوی و اشکانی )، و پارسی نو (فارسی بعد از اسلام )، و چون مطلقاً فارسی گویند مراد زبان اخیر است . (حاشیه ٔ برهان چ معین : پارس ). رجوع به فارسی باستان ، فارسی جدید و فارسی میانه و زبان فارسی شود. || ابن الندیم از عبداﷲبن مقفع حکایت کند که لغات فارسی شش است : فهلویه (پهلوی )، دریه (دری )، فارسیه (زبان مردم فارس )، خوزیه (زبان مردم خوزستان )، و سریانیه . فهلویه منسوب است به فهله (پهله ) نامی که بر مجموع شهرهای پنجگانه ٔ اصفهان و ری و همدان و ماه نهاوند و آذربایجان دهند ۞ . دریه لغت شهرهای مداین است و درباریان پادشاه بدان سخن کنند و غالب آن لغت مردم خراسان و مشرق ایران و اهل بلخ است . فارسیه لغت موبدان و علما و امثال آنان است و آن زبان اهل فارس باشد. خوزیه زبانی است که ملوک و اشراف در خلوت خانه ها و بازی جایها و عیش گاهها و با حواشی بدان تکلم کنند. سریانی زبان ویژه ٔ اهل دانش و نگارش است ۞ . (از الفهرست چ مصر ص 19). - تمر فارسی ؛ نوعی از خرمای خوب است . - خط فارسی ؛ خطی که امروز در نوشتن بوسیله ٔ ایرانیان بکار میرود و الفبای آن با الفبای بسیاری از کشورهای اسلامی و بخصوص ممالک عربی تقریباً یکی است . در تداول عام در برابر خط لاتین (اروپایی )، فارسی گفته میشود. || (اِخ ) یکی از مردم فارس ۞ . (حاشیه ٔ برهان ). مقابل ترک و عرب . || زردشتی ، مخصوصاً زردشتی مقیم هند. (حاشیه ٔ برهان ). به دین

http://www.loghatnaameh.com/dehkhodaworddetail-c4407b040598473a99122acce128f89b-fa.html with regards (CyrusPars). — Preceding unsigned comment added by CyrusPars (talkcontribs) 15:08, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

On photographs[edit]

Dear Khoikhoi, could you please look into the destructive activities of User:Meisam? He seems to have set out on a crusade of tagging all photographs ever uploaded by me for deletion (what he does with the works by others, I do not know). One of his latest "achievements" is tagging and removing the photograph of Ebrahim Golestan What is wrong with this photograph? Is it not time that someone puts an end to the destructive behaviour of a person who seems totally out of control? Meisam has not contributed a single sentence to the contents of the English Wikipedia, yet he seems totally devoted to the obliteration of all Persian photographs from the English Wikipedia! When is something going to happen? The irrational behaviour of this man is just making me mad! --BF 20:21, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

PS: Regarding this photograph, please note that the appropriate copyright statement is given, the reason for using the latter statement is provided, yet User:Meisam has used the deletion tag stating that "This image or media does not have information on its copyright status." This is utter madness! Idiotic to the utmost! If Meisam cannot read English, what is he doing here? Is it not time that someone put this person in the place where he belongs? --BF 20:28, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Dear Khoikhoi, could you please kindly find out what underlies the erratic behaviour of OrphanBot? It says that "The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image", where "The image" refers to this (please also note the idiotic sentence "The image ... the image"; what is this sentence supposed to convey? A sane person would say: It has been identified that the copyright status of the image has not been specified.). There is a copyright statement there, clearly and unequivocally specifying the "status of the image"! Thanks in advance for the trouble. --BF 09:34, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for the change of the copyright statement. --BF 16:41, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
Dear Admin, you should be very familiar with Wikipedia:Civility. Calling my correct edits, destructive is against civility. You also have not answered my former comment yet [7]. Waiting for your answers to both comments. TIA -- Meisam (talk) 19:38, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
These images need source for being published in 30+ years ago too: File:Iraj_Pezeshkzad.jpg, File:Morteza Neydavoud.jpg, File:Fereydoun Hoveyda.jpg because none of them have been died 30+ years ago! :) -- Meisam (talk) 20:21, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Date of dying is not relevant; what is relevant is date of publication. As for the photograph of Iraj Pezeshkzad, if you had any dealing with the literature, you would have known that the photograph at issue was used on the back-cover of Pezeshkzad's book before Revolution (Pezeshkzad is now over 80). The Revolution being 30 years old, this photograph was published more than 30 years ago. As for Morteza Neydavoud, he was born in 1900, i.e. 109 year ago, and in this photograph he is at most 15 (looking at his face, one sees that he is just a teenage boy - no sign of hairs on his face). The photograph is therefore more than 90 years old. Aside from this, this photograph has been in the public domain (in various forms) so long as any living person can remember. With two exceptions, this photograph on the Persian Wikipedia coincides with the one on the English Wikipedia, the exceptions arising from the fact that the former photograph is manipulated: they have taken out the man standing to the right of the frame and they have introduced false colour. As for Fereydoun Hoveida, this photograph was widely available in pre-Revolution Iran. Aside from this, Fereydoun Hoveida being born in 1924, and this photograph showing him as a man of at most 30, the photograph dates from early 1950s at the latest. It follows that the photograph is at least 50 years old. Even when one disregards these facts, not only was Fereydoun Hoveida's brother executed in Iran, but also the Iranian state confiscated in 1979 all that had belonged to family Hoveida; this photograph is therefore by definition a public property in Iran. Be it as it may, it is perverse, and farcical, that in 2009 one should be haggling about a dingy photograph of a dead man by the name Fereydoun Hoveida.
It is remarkable that you seem to have gone on a crusade of removing all Iran-related photographs from the English Wikipedia; in many instances you would not have done so it you had made the slightest effort and checked the sources given in the relevant copyright statements. An example is this photograph; in total disregard of the explicit statement (written in Persian - one assumes that you can read Persian) in the lower part of the source page (that is this page), you tagged the photograph for deletion. I am utterly dumbfounded by your behaviour. What is mystifying is the fact that all the photographs on the English Wikipedia that you have tagged for deletion turn out to have been uploaded by me. It raises the serious question whether you have something against me personally, given the fact that tagging these photographs prove to be nearly your sole "contributions" to the English Wikipedia, aside from inserting the "fa" tags into English articles ([8]); I seem to be on your "hit list". --BF 11:05, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Dear BF, Its not important when the photos are taken. Taking photo do not mean its publication. Please add source for these images publication in 30 years ago to images description page (not your source for image as they are not 30 years old). I'm admin in fa.wiki and we have lots of problems due to copy-vio of re-uploading your images to there. Honestly I don't have enough time to accurately check your above comment. JUST ADD SOURCE TO IMAGE PAGES. If you could not found the 30+ publication source, change the copy-right tag to fair-use please. I don't intend to delete these images. Thanks in advanced. -- Meisam (talk) 13:06, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Meisam, there are over 70 million people living out there in Iran, and they seem not to feel any responsibility for sorting things out (that is, insofar as Wikipedia is concerned). I am sitting 8 thousand miles away, with the additional handicap that almost none of my e-mails to Iran gets responded to, and you are talking about not having the time to sort things out! Some English-Wikipedia administrators are in a position to tell you the extent to which I have been communicating with people all over the world in order to place the things in this Wikipedia on solid legal grounds (and for all of these, I have not become one penny richer). In one case, when I asked a self-declared "feminist" to provide me with a photograph of Bibi Khatoon Astarabadi, her response was (and I am not exaggerating) that she (i.e. this "feminist") had a career to think about and that I could copy the requested photograph myself there and there! (If she had looked at my e-mail address, she would have realised that I had no access to "there and there".) This is the level of co-operation one receives, notably by a "feminist" for whom Bibi Khatoon Astarabadi must be as Jesus Christ is for a Christian. You seem not to have any idea of what you are talking about! You yourself have been instrumental in removing all traces of two main monuments in Tabriz, without ever thinking that as a person living in Tabriz you had the moral responsibility to find substitutes for those photographs. You have been instrumental in removing the dingy photograph of the graveside of Howard Baskerville. Frankly, I stand aghast with your attitude! What is that propels you through life? (Your latest "achievement" is the complete removal of the photograph of Ebrahim Golestan, a man almost 90 years old.) These are not rhetorics! Those dingy photographs that you have so successfully managed to delete, were the results of my many hours of search on the Internet! Most seriously, I would be deeply ashamed if I were you! If this is uncivil language, your behaviour in the course of the past several weeks has been anything but civil. You have been acting as devil's advocate, without at any time feeling responsibility towards even the city you yourself are living in; you have laid waste to the English Wikipedia entries that I had put together at the expense of hours of my time! Just check the description of the Behnam House on the website of the University in Tabriz. It has been written in such a faulty language that no normal human being can understand what they are talking about. I have gone through tens, if not hundreds, of documents to write that short entry. The same applies to the Amir Nezam House.
If you have problems at fa.Wikipedia, try to resolve them there! Don't come over to here and act like a vandal! Yesterday I left a note on your fa.Wikipedia page. A person named Raamin got himself in. Remarking that my note was addressed at you, he has taken revenge (just like a Mafioso) by coming over to here and tag for deletion another photograph uploaded by me. Of course, you yourself have also not been sitting on your hands: you have posted a "last warning" to my fa.Wikipedia page, accusing me of uncivility. What is wrong with you Iranians? I tell you: uncivility is responding to someone's note addressed to someone else; my note was placed on your talk page and not on Raamin's talk page. Uncivility is behaving like a Mafioso (as Raamin has done) by coming over to here and tag a photograph for deletion because I told him that he should mind his own business. As for Farsi being the language to be used on fa.Wikipedia (you admonish me for having written in English), that is a novelty to me! Not a word of thanks for having spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of my precious time to present a humane face of Iran to the rest of world on the English Wikipedia (those faces that you are/have been so eager to remove, are supposed to demonstrate to the rest of the world that Iranians are also human beings!), but only ugly gestures from a group of self-serving people who find being addressed in English as a violation of norms of civility.
Now, please leave me in peace and stay where you are an administrator. I have totally lost my patience with you and your fellow fa.Wikipedians. In the meantime, you may consider to ask those 70 million people living in Iran that they might (just might) do something to introduce their country and culture to the rest of the world, in a time when that country is being portrayed as a terrorist nation by the public media the world over. This is a serious matter; in the opinion of many outside Iran the difference between "Iran" and "Iraq" is the difference between "q" and "n". Once you get bombed, in the manner of Iraq, then you will get spoken to like this (which is supposed to be a motivational speech). You all have your heads deep into the sand and do not realise it. --BF 13:35, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Khalidi AN/I[edit]

Please note that I have made a report to WP:AN/I regarding the edit warring / WP:BLP issue concerning Rashid Khalidi, here: WP:AN/I#Historicist edit warring on BLP violations. This is a courtesy notice only because you seem to have been involved in some edits or discussion on the subject recently. Thanks, Wikidemon (talk) 22:47, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Ching Hai[edit]

You protected Ching Hai due to edit reversion warring. It appears that a single editor with polarised views regarding the subject matter of the article kicked this off by dismissing a significant number of incremental edits that did not align with their personal opinion. Can I request that the article be unprotected to see whether a constructive dialogue can ensue to address any significant areas of disagreement. Blocking unwilling participants rather than protecting the article may produce a better outcome. 59.167.63.132 (talk) 23:50, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Alishah85[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi, I hope you are fine. Please keep an eye on User:Alishah85, a relatively new member who pushes for POV and writes long, pseudo-scientific theories on various talk pages that may be interpreted as racist propaganda (for example in Talk:Tajiks; I have removed his comments by now). After asking him to stop, I restored his text, claiming that a talk page is a "discussion forum", clearly violating WP:TALK. Thank you. Tājik (talk) 19:04, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Help with User User:Mussav edits[edit]

Good morning or evening. Please help me on what to do regarding this edit (note the edit summary which is not fine with me), also this comment] a kind of violation of good faith and also WP:NPA. Thanks. --Xashaiar (talk) 21:55, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

First of all I apologize for my previous behavior. Xashaiar Please let me ask you to forgive me. Sir, Mr. Khoikhoi if you want to block me then it's okay because i deserve it but please I hope you to be unbiased admin, we both break the rules... but if you read my last edit, i said I won't edit that page because I gave up, and I also deleted my attacking comment. So should we let all this behind? Sorry for making trouble Again. But still, I still think I have a point and I will continue defending it on the discussion forum, maybe you can give us your opinion about the whole issue... Your opinion is appreciated. Mussav (talk) 22:09, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Golden Horde[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi, it's me again. Please also take a look at Golden Horde, where a user (User:Mttll) is inserting a totally irrelevant language into the article. He is ignoring the criticism of at least 3 other users (see Talk:Golden Horde). Thank you. Tājik (talk) 00:01, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Unblock request of Dy yol[edit]

Hello Khoikhoi. Dy yol (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), whom you have blocked, is requesting to be unblocked. The request for unblock is on hold while waiting for a comment from you. Regards,  Sandstein  14:36, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Sorry - yes, of course, the block is fine. But possibly it can be lifted in view of the blocked user's statement not to continue editwarring?  Sandstein  21:00, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Geber[edit]

Pasitigris ignored tens of edits and reverted large portions of Geber aricle to a previous version. I've wrote to him here. I don't object reverting my edits but he can do it edit by edit not after I and others make tens of edits without objections, someone will come and revert all of our work suddenly. I didn't revert the article and will not revert it in the future. Dy yol (talk) 02:33, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Consideration needed[edit]

For these [9] [10] [11] and this. -Thank you --Wayiran (talk) 13:40, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

User Wayiran is working with Israelis to kill Palestinians.

He is biased and does not represent the Islamic or Iranian POV. Neutrality needed.John Cho (talk) 13:47, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

help[edit]

good morning. the user user:Fullstop has commented here which bothers me (also his answers to others as seen on the talk page). I think his actions are against the wikipedia rules WP:OWNER that no one is owner of an article. He removes sourced materials like here. His reason is "nietzsche is not an authority on Zoroaster" however the previous version of the article that included his OR by quoting the same Nietzsche was OK for him. This contradicts his reason for removing my addition. his edits on persian related articles concerns me. Please help. Thank you.--Xashaiar (talk) 16:28, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

he has again reverted the sourced materials.--Xashaiar (talk) 16:59, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Pan-Arabism[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi - I see you deleted a previous incarnation of a pan-Arabism article which seems to be resurfacing under variant names, and is now at Arabism and criticism of racism. This doesn't read to me like an encyclopedia article - do you have any thoughts on whether/under what criterion it should be deleted? Gonzonoir (talk) 17:16, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Laz people, Laz language[edit]

I applaud your bold decisions on Laz people and Laz language. Let's hope this puts a stop to the spate of persistent vandalism in these two articles. --Zlerman (talk) 08:22, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Lazs[edit]

Khoikhoi What's your problem about Lazs and their language ? Laz was spoking by 33,000 persons in 1983.You know that very well.But now is 2009 !!! And read that the last one:Article of UNESCO 21 February 2009 work [12].Unesco workers say "130-150 000" !!! And what's 50,000 people ? Where do you live? Don't world ? Lazs one of the most important ethnical people of Anatolia-Turkey !!! Read that again both of you [13].Please, please and please !!!

  • And look from the 3 rd edition of UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger [14]

Help on Iran page needed[edit]

On the page Iran the user User:Bestofmed has added the sentence "The availability of a vast new scientific, philosophical and antiquity work in Arabic" (here). The reference is to what I had added previously. The reference (here) states explicitly Islamic science came into being in the 2nd/8th century as a result of the vast effort of translation which made the scientific and philosophical traditions of antiquity available in Arabic. As you see this sentence contradicts what the user User:Bestofmed claims. I guess this is a serious violation of wikipedia rules. Would you please do something about this. Thank you.--Xashaiar (talk) 20:15, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Muhammad of Ghor[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi. I hope you are fine. Please take a look at this: [15]. User:Bejnar is falsifying sources by reverting to the version of a banned user (most likely User:Banigul or even User:NisarKand) - the sources, however, are very clear. The same IP also vandalized/falsified the article Haplogroup R1a (Y-DNA), and his edits are identical to those of the banned user in that article. Keeping that in mind, what Bejnar is doing is basically meatpuppetry for a banned user. This is not the first time, unfortunately. Tājik (talk) 23:23, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Please also see comment by that IP user. Tājik (talk) 15:13, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Re: Iran[edit]

With all due respect to you but I do not think that I am the one who is not respecting the three-revert rule. If you look at the page's history you will notice that others are reverting my edits which were accompanied by sources. I have not done any revert only additions or modifications (I removed my edit about International Iran as there is an ongoing WP:CONS on the talk page). Second I was preparing to follow the dispute resolution guidelines with the user Xashaiar. Anyway, I will continue my discussion on the talk page and will ask for a third opinion than see if I can proceed to other alternatives. Finally, to be honest I expected a notice on Xashaiar's talk page from you as he kept reverting my edits every time. Bestofmed (talk) 21:34, 24 February 2009 (UTC).

Message[edit]

You are wrong. See my response on my talk page as to the how and why. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 14:45, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Again, you are wrong, Khoikoi. See my response on my talk page as to how and why. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 02:29, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Once again, I've responded to your message. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 14:23, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

re 216.165.12.158[edit]

You blocked User:216.165.12.158 with this message: "User:Hetoum I making crazy reverting spree"

How could you tell? Was there a checkuser, or was his pattern of edits simply obvious? I would love to be able to block the nationalist edit warriors on sight but I'm still not sure what all I can do under the revised terms of ARBAA2, and while this was an obvious case, I erred towards only warning and keeping an eye out. --Golbez (talk) 16:40, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

evading block[edit]

I think a mistake has been made. (this is boogalouie) http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:BoogaLouie&redirect=no#Blocked I did not revert anything while blocked. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.169.55.61 (talk) 17:26, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

On a suspicious activity[edit]

Dear Khoikhoi, could you please have a look and see what User:Alefbe is up to? See e.g. this and this. I have just left a message for this user here. Thank you in advance for the trouble. --BF 22:26, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Might we have a display of your resplendent wisdom?[edit]

Seeing as you have voiced doubts my ability to participate politely in article discussion, might you be persuaded to share some of your magnificent wisdom and awe-inspiring civility here? I think the usage of Iran and Persia is redundant, and have said so no less than four times in article discussion (politely). As well, it might be worth noting that the user's only other edit to the article was in December, wherein he reverted another user's characterization of Osama bin Laden from "infamous" to "famous".Of course, there is little in the way of discussion to seek a consensus before any of these edits, but that goes without saying. Or maybe it does.
I encourage you to participate; I would be delighted to witness how you would handle matters, and might even find it insightful. If you find yourself unable to participate, please let me know, so I may proceed in another direction. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 02:39, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

It doesn't escape notice that you had plenty of time to respond to my post on my user talk page, and yet still seem to have missed addressing a problem in an actual article. Interesting... - Arcayne (cast a spell) 13:52, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I am - and I think I am not the only one- tired of Arcayne's behavior. He deletes every warning to him on the talk pages. Even he deletes every thing which asks him be civil or even read more about the subject before he comes with big statement. What I see is that Arcayne either does not much about the subjects he editd or is doing it intentionally. Assuming gtood faith, the first possibility is more probable.. Then he goed to userpages and writes intimidating stuff. He tries to divert a discussion about the content to personal attacks and wars. Another bad habit of him is that he tends to interpret the sources. As he has said many times: he "does not belive", his "interpretation" is different. And having this authoritarian character he only accepts his own interpretations and in general things he belief. His behavior is totally disrespectful. He does this not only to Iranian editors but has also problems with many other non-Iranian editors.--Babakexorramdin (talk) 06:54, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Bax, you have been the largest source of uncivil behavior and personal attacks in the articles. I do not have to be steeped in the knowledge of Iranian articles - clearly, many of the people editing have little in the way of authority about Iranian topics beyond ethnicity. When I go to your user page to wartn you about your behavior, I usually provide a link the the policy or guideline you are violating, or assume you know how to find something as simple as "personal attacks". You are supposed to address the edits, which you can do without attacking the editor, calling them a racist - which you have done in the past. My interpretation iof our policies is rock solid; if anything, I am more of a hard-liner than many of my contemporaries when it comes to citation, reliability, verifiability and neutrality. While I acknowledge that sometimes I am less willing to molly-coddle folk when it comes to enforcement (when being nicer would likely work better), I have often found that it wastes time when folk are only interested in their point of view or an agenda. Case in point: you were determined to add info about an attack on a hair salon based on anti-Muslim behavior, characterizing the attack as anti-Iranian. It took several editors over several weeks to point out that the sources didn't say that. I am still sure you do not feel you were wrong.
My behavior is respectful. Assuming good faith doesn't mean overlooking bad behavior, and your personal attacks have not helped you get any faith from me. Consider that. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 13:52, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Look Arcayne. DO NOT TOUCH MY COMMENTS AGAIN. ok? then to say something: Please do not spam my usertalk and I am not interested to which policy you refer. YThe only thing I know is that you will be banned and I hope it if you go on like this. And about that case: No one has called you a racist and honestly I think that would be useful. I myself hate all race-related discourse. Another thing is that editors truely think that your knowledge of Iran is not accurate. I still feel that I was right abot that hair saloon issue, because the source said Iranian, and did not say Muslim or any thing. It was again you who insisted on the interpretation of sources. Editors were kind enough to let you have your POV once but now you insist on your interpretations, use fool language, spam and attack people personally. So behave well, it is now you against at least 4 editors.--Babakexorramdin (talk) 15:57, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Very well, I will not remove your personal attacks again; if they recur, I will simply report you and you can explain your personal attacks to someone else. I have never spammed your usertalk page; clearly, you cannot provide proof of that. I do not care if you do not trust my knowledge of Iran. I don't expect my knowledge to be trusted. I expect citations, not your or my personal knowledge. Until you learn that, we are going to always be at odds. And, no, the source did not say that the attack was motivated out of hatred for Iranians, but rather Muslims. No one is kind to anyone here in regards to allowing POV. My edits are guided by policy and guidelines, nothing else. I don't care whether you are Iranian, Iraqi or Martian. I just want you to maintain some professionalism and not insult me or other editors. This isn't a new request, but one you seem to think doesn't apply to you. This means calling people fools, racists (and yeah, you did call me one) and attacking them.
And do us both a favor; do not ever presume to counsel me about behavior: I find it offensive. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 19:14, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
No one has said you are racist or something. Do not make things up. I howver, and I think most other editors, will go asking for your ban. And your lack of knowledge about Iran indeed dioes matter. Someone who thinks Iran is a new name does not deserve to delete a source about Sasanians. And the hair saloon source told that the victim was Iranian. Nothing that the motive was Muslim or so. And the Dutch university ban was against Iranians not all Muslims. Uou have this idea that there is an islamophobia and there is nothing called anti-Iranianism. Well two things can be connected, but still there are other motives for being anti-Iranist. Speaking about citations: I did see how compromising you were toward the Panarab POV pusher in the Persian Gulf naming dispute! So: next time there will be no warning for you to behave. We will go directly for your ban. Then there will be some peace in Wikipedia's Iranian-related pages.--Babakexorramdin (talk) 20:39, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I am going to assume good faith that you have simply forgotten these things, Bax. If you want me to, I will be happy to provide you with Diffs and links proving that each statement you have made here is incorrect. I did not say that Iran is a new name, only that Iran is the proper name for Persia, and has been for less than 100 years; maybe its the fact that this is your second language that causes you to make these mistakes, but frankly, I am starting to wonder if your inability to be polite is motivated by something other than language problems.
And please, don't bother warning me yet again. You don't even know the difference between a block and a ban. Maybe you might want to learn it before tossing around threats, Bax.
Golly, Khoikoi - see what only warning one person does? It sends a message that empowers others to act like jerks and condones their behavior. Excellent job. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 20:50, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I am done with feeding into this bs. Khoikoi, you should be ashamed and de-sysopped, and not necessarily in that order. You've handled this rather extraordinarily poorly. Bax, the warning stands: next time you make a personal attack, there will be repercussions. Full stop. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 20:54, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
It is not very hard for any body to see your arrogance. And next times no personal attacks to people. --Babakexorramdin (talk) 00:21, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
Just one comment -- I see nothing wrong with Arcayne's behavior in any issue I have seen so far. He does seem to be singled out a lot.

--User:TheGrandAmanin (talk) 21:46, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

User:Bayrak sockpuppet?[edit]

I remember you previously dealt with disruptive User:Bayrak in an impressive manner. I think he is responsible for starting the most recent Persian Gulf-related argument under the account User:Ioj. Upon creation, Ioj jumps into the same disputes as Bayrak did, with same views, and a poor command of English similar to that of Bayrak. Bayrak has already used several sockpuppets. Could Ioj be another? What do you think? A baby turkey[citation needed] 00:15, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Bestofmed again on Iran page[edit]

Good morning, How are you khoikhoi? The user Bestofmed that you have warned here on an Iran related issue. Has come back and accuse us of being biased and of Violation of the principal of NPOV and non relevant claims , ,.,,. His/her comment is here. This can be ignored however there is a quote ("Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.") in his comment. This is really concerning and humiliating Iran and Iranians, as far as I can understand. Could you please help once more with this user? Thank you.--Xashaiar (talk) 13:47, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

While I can see why clarification that someone isn't being called a "miserable fool" needs to be placed, I think that Schopenhauer's quote was originally written to denote precisely the same sort of blind allegiance that we are seeing occur in many of the articles. While - again - no one should be addressing individual failings of individual writers, it is important to note that historical revisionism is not part of this encyclopedia, and those who would use it as a platform for such deserve the stickiest end we can provide. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 14:59, 28 February 2009 (UTC)


Quilliam Foundation - issue of a block[edit]

Now that my block is expired I'd like to ask you to have a look over what got me blocked - the Quilliam Foundation article and edits by one Jk54 starting with text such as:
"Hailing from Bangladesh, after failing his GCSEs Husain drifted between Islamic groups achieving little of note.[3]"
(the "source" cited for that is Husain's book the Islamist) --BoogaLouie (talk) 19:32, 3 March 2009 (UTC)


Survey vote request[edit]

Please vote in survey over whether to include text in History of the the Islamic Republic of Iran

Text and dispute is at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=History_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Iran&diff=274961453&oldid=274952179

Arguements[edit]

found in edit summary and at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:History_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Iran#Deletion_by_KneeJuan

Thank you --BoogaLouie (talk) 20:00, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Spamming[edit]

Please review WP:DR more carefully. The idea is that going to a third party should only be attempted after all previous steps fail to resolve the dispute (i.e. once you make a clear attempt to get a consensus with your fellow editors). This type of mass-spamming can be considered canvassing and therefore unacceptable.

My idea was to get input from editors in the Iran wikiproject as it seemed there weren't many other editors in the History of Islamic Republic of Iran article (besides people checking spelling and such) in recent months besides myself. I had no reply from KneeJuan - the person who was deleting what was as far as I could tell a good despription of the IRI - and I thought people familar with Iran would be in a better position to judge how suitable the text in question was to the article, than something like Editors willing to provide assistance. --BoogaLouie (talk) 16:44, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Please don't do it again, as it is a blockable offense. Once all previous attempts at dispute resolution have truly failed, please try Wikipedia:Third opinion instead. Khoikhoi 01:02, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Obviously you're watching me for blockable offenses and I don't want to make any false moves. I've found the Wikipedia:Dispute resolution a time consuming, less-than-helpful maize. What exactly would you deem a permissable way to resolve the dispute besides Wikipedia:Third opinion? And BTW, if you have nothing to say about my question Quilliam_Foundation could you refer me to someone who might. Have a nice day :-) --BoogaLouie (talk) 16:27, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

On Nevill Mott's photograph[edit]

What could be wrong with this? --BF 11:00, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your response. If placing the photograph in another entry (i.e. in that of St. John's College) is jeopardising the existence of the photograph at issue, I propose that the photograph in the latter entry be remove. Incidentally, I have another photograph of Sir Nevill; is it possible that I upload it and replace the present photograph in the entry of St. John's College with the new upload? --BF 13:01, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
This is the URL I had referred to and you asked for. I have already taken the photograph of Brian Pippard from this same URL - I could have taken the image of Nevill Mott also from this address, however the problem is that the image of Mott at this address is rather darkish (something that is likely not to reproduce well on less-than high-quality computer screens). Even despite this fact, I think given the circumstances the image would serve the purpose of the entry of St. John's College, Cambridge, well. --BF 12:51, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for the changes. I believe that the person who had tagged the image (for its additional use in the entry of St. John's College) had been in fault: s/he should have done what you have done, namely eliminated the secondary use of the image, instead of tagging the image for removal. I think the people who thrive by tagging images for removal should be instructed to be more mindful of their actions; had I failed to notice the latest tagging, also Nevill Mott would have been defaced by now. It worries me a great deal that I need to die myself and in the shortest time the images of a large number of people on the en.Wikipedia will follow me to grave. Can one ever be certain that certain things will not just disappear from the pages of en.Wikipedia?! --BF 19:41, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I did know that the culprit was a bot. But bots are written by human beings, and thus inherit the characteristics (often the most unpleasant ones) of their writers! Think of the Daleks: Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! --BF 01:38, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Uer:Bestofmed again[edit]

Dear khoikhoi, I have reported several times the edits by User:Bestofmed on Iran page (see here that shows how stable was the Iran page before his attacks). Now I have restored to an earlier version to see what Bestofmed means, wants... But one thing is out of my blood control level: the edit here is not acceptable. It had been a long discussion on that redirect. He-She deletes that without any explanation. I hope you see how serious is this kind of edits. I ask you please do something about this user and ask him-her to get WP:Cons before editing one word on that page. That page is the work of so many people with so much discussion. Allowing someone to come in and do the following

  • an edit that changes the content and still gives reference of the previous version is acceptable to you?
  • an edit that again changes the sentences to the way the user wants and not the references say. Is that acceptable?

I would like to know, up to when I have to revert this [User:Bestofmed], when in the Talk page it has been mentioned what are the sources what are the reasons...--Xashaiar (talk) 13:36, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Naoto Kan[edit]

I'm responding to the following post at my talkpage:

Hi, I recently did some brief copyediting for the Naoto Kan article, and I was wondering if I could ask you some questions (as you appear to be the main author):
  • The article says, "Kan also wrote a best-selling book Dai-jin (lit. minister) in which he tells the minister responsible for the Emperor." What does this mean?
  • It also said, "His action was completely unprecedented and was applauded in public media." Did you mean the public and the media or the public through the media?
Please reply on my talk page. Thanks, Khoikhoi 22:11, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Sorry abut the lateness of my reply. For the first one, I meant to say that the minister is accountable to the Emperor not the prime minister. For the second, I meant to say that his action was applauded in mainstream media. Hope this helps. -- Taku (talk) 11:49, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your response, but I'm still somewhat confused. Kan is saying that the Minister for Health and Welfare should answer to the Emperor instead of the Prime Minister? Is this he a neo-imperialist or is there a different reason why he would say this? I apologize for my ignorance, I don't know much about Japanese politics. Also, I see that his actions were applauded by the mainstream media, and therefore the public began to see him as a hero and an advocate for the people, right? Khoikhoi 04:57, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

No, he wasn't arguing for any particular change. According to him, the correct interpretation of the law is that since ministers are appointed by the emperor, not the prime minister, they have to answer to the emperor. (The emperor appoint ministers according to the "advice" from the prime minister; The emperor is however not allowed to overrule the advice. This is what is in the constitution.) As for the second, yes, there was a lot of media coverage favorable to him. This led to his popularity; that is, he is a kind of politician who fight for people. Bear in mind, though, that this happened a long time ago. -- Taku (talk) 12:36, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Spamming Y-DNA articles J, J1, & J2 articles[edit]

Proxy or IP 74.60.14.141, this user insist on marking the place of origin of:

  • J1 as Yemen instead of the Arabian Plate (Arabian Plate includes Yemen is a better geographic term since we can't prove that J1 originated in Yemen!)
  • J2 as Anatolia instead of Mesopotamia (Mesopotamian Anatolia or Mesopotamian Levant is still Mesopotamia), While Anatolia includes coastal Med regions with low J2 % & no supported evidence of J2 origin.
  • The same user also insists that J originated in Anatolia! Which is mind boggling since he also insists that J1 originated in Yemen! Instead I used the term Southwest Asia to be safe.

The user is presistant & refuses to open an account or discuss the edits! Cadenas2008 (talk) 04:35, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Iranian peoples[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi. Please take a look at Iranian peoples where User:Ddd0dd is not only trying to destroy the article's FA stsus, but also insults others on the talk page. And, if you have time, please also take a look at User:Omidirani who is most likely another sockpuppet of NisarKand. I have asked for a checkuser file, but no one has replied yet. Thank you. Tajik (talk) 09:52, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi Khoikhoi. Here is one diff-link. Thanks. Tajik (talk) 21:12, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Help?[edit]

I saw you post something to arcayne (talk · contribs) about his behavior. He is doing similar things to me and another person in the Captain Kirk page. The other person is currently blocked from editing pages for 24 hours because of it while Arcayne hasn't been punished in any way. He also also deleted the notices that were placed on his discussion page against abuse and edit wars. Is there any way you can help?

On the images of the Amir Nezam House and the Behnam House[edit]

Dear Khoikhoi, just wish to mention that the above-mentioned photographs have now been restored, thanks to your tireless efforts - thank you! There remains only one problem which I mention here. Kind regards, --BF 11:20, 14 March 2009 (UTC).

The issue is resolved! --BF 14:33, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Quick reverting of sourced material in Iran's article[edit]

I hesitated too much before posting this. I want always to avoid contacting admins and the admins' noticeboards. But you told me that I can leave a message on your talk page if an issue arose. Since February 25th, we started a discussion to improve Iran in the Middle-Ages section on Iran's talk page. But I am sad to tell you that some editors resort to quick-reverting of all my edits including removing inline-sourced material. They did not violate the 3RR rule but clearly engaged in edit war to revert any contribution I made. I do not want to go deep into the discussion topic, but editors agreed on putting efforts to balance the section. The user Xashaiar in particular is refusing any edit (although I told him there is no ownership in Wikipedia). He reverted many times my edits: here here (twice) here here. As you might have noticed I avoided touching the section for almost 2 weeks engaging in discussion to reach a WP:CONS. Following WP:CIVIL and WP:AGF, I asked politely the Xashaiar to refrain from quick-reverting here (he removed the message later). Well I am asking you to mediate or point me to a solution in order to stop the edit war. My next step after following most dispute resolution methods is informal or formal mediation. May be you can help us resolving the issue quickly as you seem to be interested in Iran related-articles. Thank you. Bestofmed (talk) 00:00, 15 March 2009 (UTC).

Yes khoikhoi, It would be nice if you can help us. I reported the User:Bestofmed here on your talk page(1, 2). The second one has a personal attack. I guess you did not react to my reports. Now in Iran page he has made lots of edit, and almost everybody on the talk page is against his edits and in the last 24 hours he has made three reverts (3, 4, 5). Note that the last one is "actually a revert". The reason why his addition is not acceptable is explained in 6. Note that I have showed, by using other edits of others, that his source is not reliable. That is one sentence that he keeps adding is wrong (look at point 1 and 6 of my last link). So what is then an RS? A source that has wrong, contradicting most of the sources (including the Cambridge History of Iran) can not be RS. Moreover, the user bestofmed changes the sentences the way he-she likes. (look at point 6 of my last link above). This is against wikipedia rule to include something that the source does not claim it. I mentioned this in the talk page but the user has repeated the addition of the "quesionable source". Now I suggest and ask you to look at iran's talk page and see how the user bestofmed acting against most of the editor (not only me). Moreover he-she accuses me of the ownership of the article. Please count the number of my edits of that page. Thank you.--Xashaiar (talk) 00:35, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

RE: User:Bestofmed block[edit]

Hi. I agree with the block, however - I'm thinking that 48 hours is a bit harsh. The user has never been blocked prior to this and has been around for several years. In addition, 24 hours seems to be the duration for most first-time edit warring blocks. This duration is even suggested at Wikipedia:Three-revert rule where it says "Users violating the rule may warrant a block from editing for up to 24 hours in the first instance.". What are your thoughts on reducing the block length? - Rjd0060 (talk) 02:08, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. 31 hours seems better. I did notice that he seemed to simply ignore your comments. Hopefully after the block he'll pursue some sort of dispute resolution. - Rjd0060 (talk) 02:24, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

User:Babakexorramdin[edit]

Don't you consider removing sourced material as vandalism? Also look at the history of Persian Gulf. He insists on including external links to non-reliable websites that are merely relevant to the subject (they are only relevant to its name and for that, we already have a link to UN). This was also discussed before. Alefbe (talk) 15:03, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

you should answer these two questions 1- Why you insist on your own transcription, while it has not an offical status any where? 2- Why you remove other editors sources? --Babakexorramdin (talk) 19:21, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Alefbe, I remind you that I had already written to you, here, regarding your rather incomprehensible cleaning of external links. Methinks you have some ulterior reasons for your actions, as none of your statements seem to conform with reality. As I have mentioned to you earlier, I disagree with you in the strongest possible terms! --BF 00:57, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Could you take a look at the Armenians article?[edit]

Two anon editors are edit-warring over population figures. I don't know who's right. Who then was a gentleman? (talk) 21:44, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

For your attention[edit]

Dear Khoikhoi, I should like to bring this to your attention. I do hope that you will kindly give it the consideration that it deserves. It is my considered opinion that some people on Wikipedia are abusing their administrative privileges; sadly, I have been reminded of Mafia practices. Kind regards, --BF 20:02, 19 March 2009 (UTC).

user:94.192.38.247[edit]

This user has already violated 3RR in Nowruz. Also, it's very probable that this IP is associated with a registered user. Alefbe (talk) 14:46, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

This is a malicious decoy complaint from User:Alefbe. My IP is a static IP and is associated with no registered user, it's very easy to point your finger at anyone and shout murderer! but do you have any proof? User:Alefbe is edit warring unconstructively to the point of pure vadalism on the Nowruz article. Ironically it is me who has him under suspicion of using socks, and I have proof to backup my soon to be made sock investigation of him. For more information see the edit history of myself, User:Alefbe and the article Nowruz. Furthermore, my edits are mainly layout centric and don't constitute the addition of any new or controversial material. Isn't it a shame that some people like to waste their own and other peoples' time. 94.192.38.247 (talk) 14:56, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Dear Khoi. This IP's edits are very disruptive. He does controversial edits and calls all other editors sock (WP:Shout)? He has reverted at lest 5 times today in Nowruz--St. Hubert (talk) 21:20, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

See our edit histories and make your own judgement. I'm not wasting any more time with this. I have more constructive things to do. 94.192.38.247 (talk) 21:49, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

"Ethno-History and the Armenian Influence upon the Caucasian Albanians"[edit]

Let me know if you need it. Regards --Vacio (talk) 11:36, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Do you want to address this?[edit]

Accusations of being "Anti-Turk" and/or Taner Akcam, demands to reveal my "true" identity, the member of a group of Armenian falsifiers, or all this nonsense: Are you by any chance 1)an Armenian? 2)related to an Armenian by blood, marriage, or freindship? 3) Are you benefiting from the genocide industry directly or indirectly by payments of cash or in kind ( in return for your services and in the form of salaries, fees, book sales, reviews, panels, speeches, essays, travels, gifts, awards, rewards, films, documentaries, grants, scholarships, aids, and all other forms of personal benefits too long to list here?)[16]. I don't believe this response is necessary when I've posted information stating that Akcam did his academic research for his doctorate long before his employment with the University of Minnesota. --Kansas Bear (talk) 22:41, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Paternity of Abo & Bernard Obama[edit]

I think it's on page 180.

Also here is another news source that mentions it. http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/07/barack-obamas-1.html Cladeal832 (talk) 14:42, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Iranian people[edit]

Hi there, hope everything is fine. It has been that for a long time genetic page was criticized for not being complete, not by myself, but from many other users for many different reasons, being the admin you probably are aware of that. I have some knowledge of the matter, and tried to make changes. My changes were reverted over and over again by User Tajik, this person over and over again accused my edit as POV and further accused me of trying to destroy integrity of the page. Further going on the discussion page on how "crappy" my version was, and Tajik claimed that s/he has been through all 10 genetic research papers I attached. Now this person has "no" knowledge in science in general, does not know a thing about what I was talking about. He/she then mentions that they have not even actually read the papers, not that it matters because they do not have "any" knowledge in the subject anyway. I did not get into edit war or try to enforce my ideas over other editors, however ignorant they are. But I spent so much time and effort on my edit, and I believe my edits should be varified by a person with even a little knowlege in the matter, not a total ignorant in the subject. what bothers me even more that this user actually doesn't know what I'm talking about, yet accused me over and over again of POV, crappying the page, etc. I stand by calling this user a complete ignorant, as s/he truly meet the definition. But none the less I see what you mean, and I personally did not pursue this argument. Please read the whole argument between me and user Tajik. --Ddd0dd (talk) 02:18, 1 April 2009 (UTC)


Friendly warning[edit]

Thanks, I didn't realize that. We should've taken the issue to the talk page, but I don't think User:TheTriz would complay with that. Iraqi (talk) 09:06, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Re: Reminder[edit]

Portrait image of Ichirō Ozawa[edit]

Hello, friend. Mr.Ozawa has been a powerful in Japan. But he is not a popular man. Because he is a schemer. Wikipedia is a fair site. Portrait should be a nice one if he is a evil politician. Thank you.122.26.95.13 (talk) 12:57, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

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Greetings from Bali[edit]

Hi. I just noticed this good save. Good-on. fyi, we've met before when I was editing as User:Moby Dick. G'day, Jack Merridew 06:27, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

It's good to have the issues sorted. I expect you know much of the story here; nose about my user space for back story, and feel free to email. Cheers, Jack Merridew 05:15, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Peru[edit]

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Peru[edit]

Not nearly perfect yet, but here is my first attempt: Cheers, Kushal (talk) 04:44, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

पेरु समाजवादी पार्टी (Partido Socialista del Perú) पेरुमा एउटा समाजवादी राजनैतिक दल हो | जुलिओ सेर्जिओ कस्त्रो गोमेस दलको महासचिब हो |[१] २००६ संसदीय निर्वाचनमा दलले १३४१६६ मतहरू (१.२५%) पायो | तर दलले संसदमा कुनै क्षेत्र जित्न सकेन |[२

Peru Socialist Party is a socialist political party in Peru. Julio Sergio Castro Gomez is the party secretary.[1] In the 2006 parliamentary elections, it won 134166 votes (1.25%). However, it did not win any areas(?) in the election.[2]

My pleasure. Have a great day! (I assumed you preferred I continued to write on your talk page.) Kushal (talk) 10:43, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Wow![edit]

I saw you are also adding cat. R from alternative language, great!!! --Againme (talk) 10:02, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

User farhanbavealan[edit]

On what basis you blocked my account for editing Al Qamishli page and blocked page from being edited.

I am an original resident of Al Qamishli and human rights activist. On which evidence you base your history part of Al Qamishli article, which is clearly not factually correct and discriminatory against kurdish population of Qamishli. I was trying to write factualy correct version of that article, and give reference to an independent source of information, not the one that express anti-kurdish views of Syrian authorities. I have the same rights as you to edit Al Qamishli article. I forwarded your version of that article to Kurdish parties and organizations, and we are not happy about your version that is offencive and discriminatory against majority of Qamishly population who are kurds. We Kurdish organizations based in the UK are looking to take a legal action against you for racial discrimination.User:Farhanbavealan —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.69.72.107 (talk) 23:34, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

This is actually the question I came to ask you; is there more to this than I'm seeing? This user is right that there's a POV problem in that article, and he didn't get any warning except the one from the bot... I'm a little bit puzzled. -FisherQueen (talk · contribs) 14:23, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
You might as well be notified about Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#User:Farhanbavealan. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 01:00, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

To Farhanbavealan: please see my responses here and here. Khoikhoi 00:35, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Syriac language[edit]

Feel free to revert your friends pov-edit in Syriac language [17], the reason is given in the talkpage (see Garzo's last entry [18]). I, if course, can't revert it, since your friend Iraqi would then start to edit-warring, and we already now what will happpen then, you will block me for (not) breaking the 3RR, but not your friend. Also, feel free to block this other fellow contryman, 82.209.133.105 (talk · contribs), of your friend (and perhaps yours as well). The TriZ (talk) 12:30, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Mttll, again[edit]

Hi KhoiKhoi, it seems Mttll is back and up to his old tricks again. This time, he is mass deleting whole sections from Middle East with edit summaries such as this. He claims to have support from 3 people on the talk page, but from looking at the discussion page, that is clearly not the case. I undid him, and he instantly reverted me. Any help would be appreciated. --Athenean (talk) 19:45, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

past accounts[edit]

Out of curiosity: why do you keep your past accounts (D. N., Q., and H. are the ones I'm sure about) secret? Private, anyway; they're not linked to or mentioned here or on your userpage.

mail tattersalt atsign gmail period com if you'd prefer not to discuss it here. 71.248.115.187 (talk) 02:07, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Takashi Kawamura[edit]

No, a politician cannot be a mayor and a member of the Diet at the same time. So, the article must be updated accordingly. Best, -- Taku (talk) 11:02, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

1 Rever rule?[edit]

Hello Mr. Khoikhoi, It's me Mussav. I'm wondering if the 1rr is over. I believe it was 3 months period and since it was started on February I think it’s over now on May.[19] So can I be normal member just like other members? Thanks in advance. Mussav (talk) 00:42, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Assyrian (Assyria) just relegins (Christian) it’s not nation[edit]

We know as a Muslim Arab people there are no nation called Assyrian it’s false name, we know there are few hundred Christians living in Qamishli ,and they came from Greece and Turkey as asylums and Syrian government give hem full right in Syria ,and most of them they went to Europe and America, Canada .we never hearted about Assyrian in Qamishli ,maybe a few people left in Qamishli not more than 200 people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.109.84.9 (talk) 12:41, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Can i seek your opinion[edit]

Could you take a look at this article please. It appears i might be in an edit war which i dont want. I made a simple change to two words which i felt were loaded and contravened wikipedia's NPOV policy. No changes to the context or substance of the article was made. It seems that three other users are taking turns to revert the article to include words that push a POV. I have read the guidelines and sought to have a discussion on the talk page, unfortunately they seem to not want to discuss it and continue using those specific words only.
Your advice would be much appreciated and if I am in the wrong (i have read all the guidlines and WP policies and know I am consistent with them) I wont pursue it. Xaghan (talk) 02:55, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

KneeJuan-BoogaLouie dispute[edit]

I am happy to discuss content being reverted, in fact that is what I was trying to do here. You'll also notice that following my attempt to engage KneeJuan in constructive dialog I did not rvt any of his two dozen or so recent edits (with the exception of his talk page so I could talk to him) which include highly questionable rvts of my stuff. A large part of the problem is KneeJuan's rvting without discussion in talk pages. --BoogaLouie (talk) 14:49, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Yes, but keep in mind that you should be sticking to the content. I applaud your efforts to take the issue to the talk page, but in order for there to be a healthy discussion, stick to the content and content only. Your talk page headers for example are counter-productive and only make things more personal, which is not what we need right now. Please go back and change them to something that addresses the conetnt, not the other user. Khoikhoi 02:50, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
I think all mentions of KneeJuan in talk headers (by me) have now been removed. --BoogaLouie (talk) 23:07, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Now what?[edit]

It's been a few days now and there's been no response to my questions about the edit disputes on the relevant article talk pages or on my adversary's talk page. Bear in mind all reverts ended with my adversary's version standing. --BoogaLouie (talk) 18:44, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Could you please take a look at the Tajiks of Xinjiang page?[edit]

Recently the page Tajiks of Xinjiang has been reverted a number of times by an unregistered user. There was a debate about the proper name of the the peoples in China who speak Wakhi and Sarikoli and there was a concensus to change the title of the page to Tajiks of Xinjiang, rather than Pamiris of China. Despite this concensus, an unregistered user has been reverting every reference to Tajiks back to Pamiris and has been deleting sources that support the term Tajik. Thanks David Straub (talk) 17:49, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Dear Khoikhoi, could you please have a look at my comment here (regarding the photograph of Mohammad-Ali Foroughi)? I find it extremely annoying that people come along and do the amoral things that they do. Kind regards, --BF 00:24, 26 May 2009 (UTC).

Origins of the name Afghan[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi. I hope you are fine. Could you please take a look at this. A new user is inserting factually wrong information in the article, claiming that Ferishta is a reliable source for the claim that the name "Afghan" was already in use in the 7th century AD. That is a totally unscientific claim, since Ferishta lived in the 16th century in India and could not have known that. I have explained that on the talk page, but the new user ignores the discussion and simply reverts. Thank you. Tajik (talk) 06:22, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Dear Khoikhoi, I should like to request you kindly to take an appropriate action on this issue. Some people seem intent to make an issue out of it. Thank you. --BF 12:58, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Dear Khoikhoi, this user is causing problems; he is guilty of edit-warring. Could you please kindly look into this problem? Thanks. --BF 16:03, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Dear Khoikhoi, the information here may prove useful to you. --BF 16:27, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
For edit waring, for ignoring reasonable requests, for attacking other editors' credibility, for calling other editors prejudiced, and for editing the text in another user's Talk page comment, I've posted a report about about our friend BehnamFarid on the Administrators' noticeboard. You might start there if you do want to get involved, I understand however if you don't. I fear there is a language barrier, and I seem to be unable to explain the problem with repeatedly adding YouTube videos to an article.--Patrick «» 17:25, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article review/Aramaic language[edit]

Kerala FAR[edit]

I have nominated Kerala for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. --Stopthenonsense (talk) 16:03, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Hatoyama[edit]

I want to answer your question on Hatoyama, which posted back in April :) Sorry about the lateness. I'd been away. Anyway, living in the US, I haven't been following the Japanese politics for quite some time. I honestly don't know, therefore, about the political inclination of Hatoyama. You may have better luck at Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan. -- Taku (talk) 22:28, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Pashto language[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi. I hope you are fine. We need your help at Pashto language. Massagetae (talk · contribs) is pushing for a POV expression and term (and has meanwhile - as it seems - violated WP:3RR. He claims that the term "Kabuli" is another name for the Pashto language, which is pure POV. He cannot come up with a single reliable source and is stubbornly rejecting and ignoring valid sources such as Encyclopaedia Iranica and Encyclopaedia of Islam which directly contradict his claims. I have asked him 3 times to come up with reliable sources and all he can provide are 3 weak links with no significance. This has been questioned by many other users, including User:Bejnar. Tajik (talk) 08:29, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

1953 Iran coup[edit]

I realize you don't normally answer questions about editing disputes but could you perhaps point the way to resolution of this dispute here and here and specifically could tell me if deletion of a POV tag against the will of the tagger is allowed? --BoogaLouie (talk) 16:24, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

In this edit title=Iaşi_County&diff=69485011&oldid=67885924 you claim that the of the name of the city of Iaşi originates from the ancient Iazygi people who once lived there. Do you have a ref for this claim? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.169.138.12 (talk) 15:08, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

In this edit title=Iaşi_County&diff=69485011&oldid=67885924 you claim that the of the name of the city of Iaşi originates from the ancient Iazygi people who once lived there. Do you have a ref for this claim?

16:31, 6 July 2009 (UTC)16:31, 6 July 2009 (UTC)~~Adrian98.169.138.12 (talk) 16:31, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Could you please help restore Sukhumi?[edit]

Hi, Apsuwara moved Sukhumi to Aqwa ( The Capital of the Republic of Abkhazia ), and then a bot came in to correct a double redirect so that the page can't simply be moved back again. Can you use your administrative powers to make it so? sephia karta | di mi 09:52, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

I got it. kwami (talk) 10:06, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! :-) sephia karta | di mi 11:19, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Hottentot[edit]

Hi. I would like to start an article on the Hottentot language. I see that you have been involved on the redirect page of the same name. Hottentot is still used in the current linguistic literature to indetify one of the Khoisan languages (Ladefoge and Maddieson 1996, chapter 8). You can also see that it is still recognized by SIL international at [20]. I would like to discuss this with you if neccesary. I will interpret silence as agreement after a short time.---Flaquito (talk) 23:09, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Politics of China[edit]

I notice that you were one of two admins involved in semiprotecting this article over two years ago because of attacks by a banned user who has now apparently been inactive for well over a year. I've opened a review discussion on the talk page, talk:Politics of China, to see if the semiprotection is still thought necessary. --TS 16:44, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Sup?--hnnvansier (talk) 18:51, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Sup sup?--hnnvansier (talk) 11:55, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Self-published book[edit]

I'm working on compiling a book containing information about almost all Non-indigenous ethnic groups living or working in Pakistan. The population of a particular ethnic group would be obtain respectively from their diplomatic missions in Pakistan including regions with significant populations, languages spoken and religious affiliations. I'm not very good with writing so it would be great, if you would like to collaborate with me.--116.71.53.25 (talk) 06:03, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Komotini[edit]

Remember this?

  • 21:23, 18 April 2008 Future Perfect at Sunrise protected Komotini ‎ (edit warring [edit=sysop:move=sysop] (expires 21:23, 25 April 2008 (UTC))) (hist)
  • 03:52, 14 May 2008 EdJohnston protected Komotini ‎ (User:Aee1980 creating new IP socks to revert this article while his registered account is blocked [edit=autoconfirmed:move=autoconfirmed] (expires 03:52, 14 June 2008 (UTC))) (hist)
  • 19:24, 6 July 2008 Khoikhoi protected Komotini ‎ (banned user Mywayyy editing [edit=autoconfirmed:move=autoconfirmed]) (hist)


As the article is still semiprotected 15 months later, I wonder if you would like to take a quick look and see if you think it could be unprotected now. --TS 10:16, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

I've started a discussion at talk:Komotini. See also similar discussions at talk:Rhodes and talk:Kos. --TS 10:29, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Ethnicity of Said Nursi[edit]

It is stated that he is of Kurdish origin in the article and I've added a reference to it. But there are still ones who delete that information. Is there a way to avoid this? OnurtheAgha (talk) 18:46, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

A few questions[edit]

1. Am I allowed to blank the discussion in my user page?

2. Am I allowed to delete my contribution in various talk pages?

(If so, I'll probably delete this very questions too) -- Mttll (talk) 01:22, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Name[edit]

Why'd you change your name from Hottentot to Khoikhoi? 90.41.67.206 (talk) 21:06, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Page moves in Iranian Kurdistan‎[edit]

Hi ! The page of Iranian Kurdistan‎ is moved two times in new titles against the consensus :([21]).Can you revert the move ? Thank you , --Alborz Fallah (talk) 17:38, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

=Re: deletion of user:Ahmadbatebi[edit]

Hi, it looks to me that the deletion of user:Ahmadbatebi is an error. It seems to me that this user was blocked for no good reason, after a discussion that included a bunch of sockpuppets. (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Joaj/Archive). It seems that Ahmadbatebi is a new wikipedia user who made some good-faith efforts to update his own biography to make it more accurate, and never had wikipedia's policy clearly explained to him. The whole discussion on his userpage (probably because of some involvement from sockpuppets who have since been blocked) seems to have fallen afoul of the "don't bite newcomers" and "assume good faith" wikipedia policies. I'd appreciate if you would revisit the decision to block this user. Thanks, CordeliaNaismith (talk) 02:12, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Image on Dagestan page RGS 07.jpg[edit]

The source for this image is no longer available, which would be nice to investigate the provenance. The American Geographical Society Library at UWM has the collection of W.O. Field, which can be found digitized on their Images of Russia and Caucasus page http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/georgia/index.cfm. Image fi000094 is curiously similar to the de Déchy image. Their provenance claims it was taken in 1933 and was scanned from a lantern slide. In 40 years, the buildings have not changed, and both photographers experienced the same lighting conditions, cloud patterns, and snow patterns. Curious. Meateatingvegan (talk) 21:24, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Follow-up: de Déchy proven to be correct photographer. I went through the box of lantern slides at the AGS myself, and removing taping, found a bit of provenance that it was scanned from a German-language edition of a de Déchy book. Found book, page number, they are correcting image information on digital collections. Thanks again, Meateatingvegan (talk) 19:22, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

File source problem with File:Sinan.jpg[edit]

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If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If the image is copyrighted under a non-free license (per Wikipedia:Fair use) then the image will be deleted 48 hours after 15:57, 11 December 2009 (UTC). If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Salavat (talk) 15:57, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

hello[edit]

Hi, Are you iranian? Good luck Paiamshadi (talk) 15:11, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Dear Khoikhoi, I should be most grateful if you would kindly remove this page --- the originally-uploaded photograph had an editing error (at least it looks like as if there is an error in it), and not being able to make the corrected photograph "current", I uploaded the corrected photograph here.

A further request, recently I "moved" the entry on Mohammad Mosaddegh manually (by copying-and-pasting the entry and its corresponding talk page) whereby the "history" of the original file has not been transferred properly. I should also be most grateful if you would kindly correct this shortcoming. For details, and why I took resort to the brute-force copy-pasting option, please consult the details here and here (you may also like to have a look here) --- essentially, the file "Mohammad Mosaddegh" existed as a "Redirect" file, and therefore "move" did not work.

With thanks and kind regards, --BF 05:01, 20 December 2009 (UTC).

Dear Khoikhoi, you might also like to have a look here, and see whether there is any possibility to save the photograph from deletion. Kind regards, --BF 07:13, 20 December 2009 (UTC).
Dear Khoikhoi, thank you for your kind efforts regarding the history file of Mohammad Mosaddegh. Further, as you may have noticed, that problem with the photograph of Ms Kheradmand was very amiably resolved yesterday. With kind regards, --BF 04:52, 22 December 2009 (UTC).

AfD nomination of National Socialist Japanese Workers and Welfare Party[edit]

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You've been loved by HaiyaTheWin[edit]

Crystal Clear app package favourite.png Hey there! HaiyaTheWin has loved you by placing a heart icon in the top-right corner of your userpage. Don't worry, it's not vandalism, but simply a small way to spread the WikiLove. If you don't really like it, feel free to revert it and make it go away, and no hard feelings; after all, it's just a small token of appreciation. If you like it, just add your name here, but again, there's no need to feel upset if you don't. Love and best wishes, HaiyaTheWin IS The Win! 01:11, 30 December 2009 (UTC)


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Happy New Year[edit]

...and hope to see you around this coming year. Dahn (talk) 21:29, 1 January 2010 (UTC)


Who told you that I have done such insults which you have translated?[edit]

Can u understand persian? or you believe in some one else's translation? You have written" "fags," "sons of bitches," "whores," "bastards," and telling them to "suck" on your "[censored]" among other derogatory homophobic sexual comments" , I should mention I myself am "Gay" dear so I cant be homophobic! and I cant insult some one as a fag! or etc.

I used my second username to answer the admin, not to edit any pages.[edit]

also pls answer this: When an admin wrongly blocks a user without enough attention, can I use my other username to talk to that admin? What about if an admin blocks some one unfairly for 1 year? He should wait for 1 year to tell that admin the block of one year ago was wrong? Is it one of wiki rules that blocked user should wait for ending of block, even he cant answer in the talk page of that admin about unfair blocking? I shoud mention that I had edited after 31 hours of my first block not during that 31 hour, pls pay attention, therefore the second block because of breaking of first block was wrong because I didnt break the first block, I dint break second block as well I just answer them in their talk page I didnt edit any pages in encyclopedia. Can I say my points of view? A user called user:Bahramm 2 or user:Alefbe (which r same person) asked for block and an admin blocked me before enough attention. I dont and wont edit any pages in encyclopedia. I havnt got any answer to my questions yet! why the image I have uploaded was vandalism? May I know? just because user:Bahramm 2's claims? Also can an English admin blocks a user because of some disscutions in the Persian wiki? It has its own admins and the Persian admins should block me not English admins. Also I answered the Persians in Farsi in English wiki because my English is not as good as my Farsi, so I used my mother tong to answer them. They answer me in Farsi as well, why dont you block them too? (pls have a look to my talk page to see their answers in Farsi). Pls have a look to my answers in the talk page of Alex Bakharev. You may block me for the forth time just because I used my right to answer(the freedom to talk). Regards,Signed by Pournick.

again User:Pournick[edit]

this user was prohibited from editing in en-wikiedia by you for one month and he was noticed that he can't edit with any shape or form.(seehere) but he is still editing with this (188.158.197.116)IP (see here). he even with this IP in my talk page change my answers.(seehere.) He even in my talk page insulting me of being chauvinist .like this one in persian language:

ویکی را مسخره احساسات شوونیستی ات کرده ای

translate:

<<you Quizing wiki by your chauvinistic ideas.>>

see here too. in this page as you see he said <<the user User:Bahramm 2 is kurd! (and probably chauvinist!)>>

he morever insulting me by some bad words like this one in persian language:

قدرت خاصی نمیخواد! یه کم ....های مدیران را مالاندن میخواد که کردی

translate:

<<it doesn't need special power for blocking me. it just need kissing the ass of administrators as you did.>>

he makes me really nervous I think you should extending his block. thanks for your help.Bahramm 2 (talk) 12:51, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

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—Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.245.205.81 (talk) 19:47, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Imbros Move to Gokceada[edit]

I see that you've participated in such a vote before. So I'm informing you of a new move request here: [22] Please go to the bottom of the page. TheDarkLordSeth (talk) 07:57, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

ask for semi-protection of Rumi[edit]

hello, my friend. according to these vandalism that done by IP users and even some new users. (see[23], [24], [25] and [26]) I Just want to ask you for semi-protection of this page from further vandalism by IP users. could you please do this? rhanks for your listening. with Regard Bahramm 2 (talk) 19:17, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Dear Khoikhoi: I demand that User:Milburn be sanctioned against. See what garbage he has written on my talk page, here. Look what words he has used. Winkipedia is not a gutter that people raised in gutter would come here and insult others. Please look at the issue at hand: my only "fault" consists of having asked Stifle to act as an arbiter, and now I have to suffer the abuse of a supposed student. Some student! I have just placed an almost identical request on the talk page of User:Stifle. Thanks in advance for your attention. --BF 14:52, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Circassians[edit]

Could you take a look at this article? I liked it a couple years ago, when it was a very short article that explained Westerners' use of the term[27], and all material specific to the Adyghe was in that article. However, it seems that that version was a little too simplistic, as the diaspora do seem to call themselves "Circassian" or "Cherkess" even though no one in their homeland ever used that term. So perhaps that needs to be explained? I don't edit much anymore, so I was hoping you'd look into it. Thanks! Isomorphic (talk) 02:36, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

RE:[edit]

Hi, I would like to remind you of Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, specifically WP:CIVIL ([3], [4]), WP:FRINGE, WP:OR ([5]), and WP:STALK ([6]). You have also recently been edit warring on Māzandarān Province, Mazandarani language, Tabaristan, and Kermanshah. All of these violations are contrary to building an encyclopedia, and all are blockable offenses. Please cease from disruptive editing and try to contribute to Wikipedia in a more positive way. Consider this a warning, for if you continue in this manner you will be blocked. Khoikhoi 06:25, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Are you sure that you didn't write this by mistake? --Parthava (talk) 05:25, 21 March 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Parthava (talkcontribs)

Dear Administrator[edit]

This user [28] vandalizes the article [History of Georgia (country)] because he does not like the Roman map and keeps removing it without any reasonable justification, his argumentation does not show how this map which has been modified numerously [29] and is based on scholarly research is "POV." He keeps replacing this map with the one which is not scholarly and outdated. I warned him numerous time to stop vandalizing this article (by placing tags) and tried to talk some reason with him on talk pages. However, he does not cease blatant removal of the map which compliments this article, especial this section on Roman history. I seek your advice and guidance in this matter. I dont want to get involved in edit-rv wars and only try to improve that article. Thanks a lot in advance. Iberieli (talk) 16:25, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your involvement[edit]

I'd like to thank you for getting involved in this by blocking the article. I hope it will draw the attention of my opponent to stop accusations and asserting me as vandaliser and get him to the conversation topic. Unfortunately he hadn't referred to my arguments yet. I had already applied for the help of the Mediation Cabal 3 days ago and had just asked for "the 3rd opinion" when I got the message, that you have blocked the article. Thanks again for drawing the attention of all sides on the need to discuss and use the procedures for reaching a solution! Aregakn (talk) 01:01, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Dear Khoi, There is a problem we might be having at this case. I did ask for informal mediation and 3rd opinion but there have been no responses, and no willingness to resolve the issue from the other editor yet. 2 questions arise now:
  1. How long should 1 wait and if there are no answers can I proceed to filing formal mediation request.
  2. If one of the parties gives no agreement for official mediation, how should the dispute be resolved?
Unfortunately I have failed noticing these cases stated in the rules.
Thank you for your time. Aregakn (talk) 11:12, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

vandals again[edit]

Hi can you permanently ip protect Rumi and Avicenna. Anonymous ips are annoying such articles daily and have not contributed anything. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pahlavannariman (talkcontribs) 16:10, 3 April 2010 (UTC) Nasir al-Din Tusi is another one.. lately it seems to be a custom of some countries to try to make a history from the historical relics of their neighbors. I would appreciate permanent ip-protection in Rumi, Avicenna and Nasir al-Din Tusi... a view of all the recent ips shows consistent attempt at introducing them as something they were not.

Survey on quality control policies[edit]

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Thanks for your help! --DarTar (talk) 10:40, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Wikiquette alerts[edit]

I have asked Skywriter to cool it. However, I am also very concerned about your overall behavior. I'll list my concerns (including diffs) later, but in the meantime I highly advise you to stop editing tendentiously and passive-aggressively at 1953 Iranian coup d'état. Khoikhoi 07:06, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

This is unbelievable. My "overall behavior" "editing tendentiously and passive-aggressively"????? I've been bending over backwards to play by the wikipedia rules - avoiding edit wars, explaining my problems with the crude, unencyclopedic edits on the talk page. Have you looked at Kurdo's and Skywriter's edits? Do you think perhaps some other editors have been editting not just passive-aggressively, but aggressively?? --BoogaLouie (talk) 16:46, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

User talk:BoogaLouie[edit]

Please avoid losing your temper on discussion pages (i.e. here). Stay focused on commenting on content as opposed to the editors themselves. If there are any behavioral issues concerning other users, it should be addressed in a request for comment or by administrators. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. Thanks, Khoikhoi 06:53, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Editing tendentiously does not begin to describe BoogaLouie's history. He recently filed a complaint against me for a typo, not spelling his pen name correctly. And that attack was to cover up the criticism he was receiving on the 1953 Iran coup talk page for a separate long but non neutral page he had drawn up ostensibly claiming that Mossadegh was a dishonorable figure in Iranian history, part of a series of off-talk pages he has created to push his personal ideology of distorting the history of what transpired in 1953 in Iran and the events leading up to it. I have been editing this article for several years and am seriously tired of Boogalouie POV-pushing. Everyone except BoogaLouie has written that he does it, including Binkersternet who often agrees with him. In his most recent edit, and in his ever non-historical,non-factual attempts to push the POV that Mossadegh was dishonorable, he quoted a source, an obscure source at that who has not written extensively on topic, to say that the coup would have not transpired if Mossadegh had not lost certain segments of the population. This is true and it has been said with far more explanatory material by historians of the topic. What the obscure source did not say and what no one has said except Boogalouie is that Mossadegh was moving toward dictatorship. Now, this is pushing a viewpoint that no reliable sources have stated. It is Boogalouie's personal view, pure and simple. And for nearly two years, I have stood in opposition to these types of creeping personal opinion that are attempts to destroy what is established history. Boogalouie is driving reasonable editors away. He drove me away for months at a time in 2009. Then I returned to the article to find that nothing changes. His activities continue and the article did not improve. I have gone through a period of trying to be a friend to Boogalouie to find out where he is coming from and to smooth his feathers, to see if the editing relationship could be reset. He became more antagonistic. Eventually I gave up the effort to relate to him as though he were not personal POV-pushing. I gave it up because, factually, that is what he is doing and has a history of doing. His latest edit to the Iran 1953 coup page is further evidence. I don't know where he gets the time to write long pages of one-sided, non-neutral pages relating to the 1953 coup but he consistently pulls out pages that are non-neutral, ostensibly to prove a point, his personal viewpoint, that mainstream historians do not share.
Oh, and by the way, when I come to Wikipedia, I an entirely focused on content and reliable sources. I don't have time for much else though I have long wanted to see this article improve. Instead of improving, it has become a matter of checking sources to ascertain whether they are misquoted and to occasionally move the text of the article forward. Writing an article is not all that difficult but it is extremely difficult when someone like Boogalouie has developed a personal theory of a topic that he spends impressive gobs of time trying to write into Wikipedia. Skywriter (talk) 19:43, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
... He recently filed a complaint against me for a typo, not spelling his pen name correctly. It took me a while to figure out what he was talking about but it refers to being called BoogaLuise, not by him, but by Kurdo. (I know, big deal, but it was one of more than a coupleless-than-civilities.) If he had shown where the "not spelling his pen name correctly" happened, I could have replied and maybe cleared the issue up. --BoogaLouie (talk) 16:19, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
Anyway, perhaps you could take a look at 1953 coup talk pageas it seems there is an editor there in "serious breach of Wikipedia code of conduct and core polices." What bugs me is I keep asking what the WP:OR-and-WP:POV is and I never get a reply only more accusations. --BoogaLouie (talk) 16:19, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

I second this complaint. Please see the discussion here about BoogaLouie misrepresenting a source, and attributing his own WP:OR to the cited source. Besides the obvious POV issues with User:BoogaLouie's editing, he has a history of falsifying sources, making false attributions and using questionable material on biographies of living people, that's just the latest example of it. Here are two other examples that come to my mind right now, although I am sure there are plenty more examples, given Booga's track record and his style of editing: 1. He adds a false story to the biography of a living person, essentially accusing that person of being a rapist and endorsing rape! [30] 2. He makes a false attribution to Washington Post, claiming that the Post had reported that Rigi was arrested by "the intelligence services of the United States, Pakistan and Afghanistan,", falsely attributing this report to the Post [31], when in fact the Post makes no such observation, and only quotes a weblog by Jundullah , saying they had made this claim.[32]. --Kurdo777 (talk) 19:18, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Autobiography on WP?[edit]

What's the rule on writing your own biography on Wikipedia as in what Reza Pahlavi is doing? Skywriter (talk) 09:56, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Azerbaijani people[edit]

Hi, Can you look at the new user.. he constantly uses the terms "Persian fascism", "Persian ethnocentrism" and etc. for Western scholars.. Such labels are not helpful for Wikipedia. I have asked him to stop several times and engange in proper discussion. Thank you--Pahlavannariman (talk) 15:25, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Harassment[edit]

Hi. I would like to inform you about User:ܥܝܪܐܩ, who is harassing me of being a socketpuppet of User:Xashaiar. I have never engaged socketpuppetry, and I have clearly no connection to that user whatsoever. The person User:ܥܝܪܐܩ has no right to harass me, since I have not broken any rules. Also, he has been removing sourced materials from the Iran-Iraq War article without explaining his edits. I told him that his behavior is not acceptable, especially since he removed sourced info without explaining his edits, and I told him that the issue had been discussed between two parties and an understanding had been reached between them. You are welcome to look at my edit logs and see for yourself that I have never engaged in socketpuppetry. So, I am asking you kindly to put an end to his disruptive behavior. Thank you! 84.23.140.26 (talk) 11:07, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

You've got me pegged wrong[edit]

Khoikhoi, you clearly do not understand me. In this statement you made in an arbitration request, you wrote that I have been "constantly engaged in POV-pushing" at the 1953 Iranian coup d'état article. You are evidently a long-time editor on Iran subjects, so you should be able to spot my enthusiasm for what it is: newness to the subject. I have no particular interest in Iran! All I have been interested in doing is restoring a sense of neutrality to that article, such that the tempo of events leading up to the coup will be related accurately, just as in the military articles that I edit.

I get the impression you think I am a political hawk out to defend the U.S. or the CIA. That is not the case. My favorite articles to work on are ones about abolitionists and suffragists of the 19th century, and artists, poets, architects and musicians. The Ralph Stackpole article I created is now GA-Class, and it tells of one of my favorites, a socialist sculptor who was pro-labor, and had communist sympathies. That's the Binksternet you do not know. Binksternet (talk) 04:34, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

History of Georgia (country)[edit]

You rightly protected the History of Georgia (country) article on March 28 to prevent edit warring. Since that time there has been a third opinion and a mediation case initiated (with me as mediator). Thepm, who provided the third opinion, recently contacted me here with the suggestion that, since the mediation is progressing slowly, both images should be removed so as not to imply that the one on the protected page is the "correct" image. I agree with Thepm's request. Would you be willing to make that change? Sunray (talk) 01:38, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Slovakization[edit]

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problematic WP:SPA[edit]

Since you're an active administrator, could you please take a look at this user's contributions [33]. He is a single-purpose account without a single valuable contribution to the project, and his edits only consist of changing the standard English names of a geographical entity to a non-standard name. Despite several warnnings from other editors, he has refused to cease his disruption of the project. Kurdo777 (talk) 07:22, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Iran[edit]

Could you take a look at [34]? Alefbe and Mani have been insinuating that I am a sock of Babakxorramdin [35] . Both are engaging in counter-consensus POV edits. How should I handle these two breaches of WP:CIVIL and WP:NPOV? I'd recommend locking the article to the status quo version, to prevent their tag-team reverting. Although locking the article may prevent a few productive edits, it may put a stop to the contentious and disruptive edit warring. Agha Nader (talk) 18:09, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Sockpuppet RevolutionExpert[edit]

You blocked User:RevolutionExpert for being a sockpuppet of User:BoogaLouie, and you reinstated BoogaLouie's block for using a sockpuppet to evade his block. I do not see the evidence that demonstrates RevolutionExpert is a sockpuppet of BoogaLouie. I have examined RevolutionExpert's few edits for similarity of style, and I do not see WP:DUCK in action. Did you perform a checkuser test? Do you have some other evidence I am not seeing? Binksternet (talk) 05:04, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Today you exended BoogaLouie's block for another month, with an edit summary of "discovery of sleeper accounts, possible sockfarm; still under investigation; block reset pending the completion of ongoing investigation", but I am still interested in finding out what evidence you are seeing. What are all the socks and sleeper accounts that you have discovered? You have not edited since June 7, so I don't understand how you could be part of an ongoing investigation. Binksternet (talk) 22:53, 21 June 2010 (UTC)


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User:Qahba[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi, would you please have a look at the edit summaries of this user? He also keeps removing references. Thanks. Xashaiar (talk) 01:37, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

fr:user:monster1000 is blocked.[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi, (sorry for my poor english), I am fr:user:monster1000 and I can't log in with this account blocked on english wiki because it is a sock puppet of Daniel10 and has been blocked indefinitely. See my other accounts.

Could you unblock please. Kind regards.

78.224.72.234 (talk) 07:10, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

ANI notice[edit]

Someone opened a thread about you.--Chaser (talk) 01:00, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

FAR[edit]

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User:BoogaLouie requesting unblock[edit]

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User page[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi. I'd like to request that my user page be deleted. I'd appreciated it a lot - I think I would prefer not to have one, and would rather that it be deleted by an administrator over a blanked page with a history etc. Thanks for your time. Gaoidheal (talk) 07:28, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Amarna/Execration texts[edit]

The following discussion may interest you: Execration_text_places --Sreifa (talk) 04:56, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Prehistoric carnivora[edit]

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RfA thanks spam[edit]

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File permission problem with File:JustinMcCarthyxBig.gif[edit]

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Do you have any reply to these?[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:BoogaLouie/Archive_2#Have_I_been_disruptive.2C_made_false_accusations.2C_etc..3F

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:BoogaLouie/Archive_2#Reply_to_Khoikhoi --BoogaLouie (talk) 00:34, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

A user violating wp:forum and wp:battle[edit]

Dear Khoikhoi, would you please have a look at the contributions of a certain user. He/she uses this account mostly to makes random statements like "x is arab" in almost every talk page he/she visits. This is violating wp:forum. Also his/her comments like this accusation are disturbing. I do not want to answer to those comments. Thanks. Xashaiar (talk) 17:22, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Dacia[edit]

Hi, I saw that you collaborated on articles related to Dacia and thought this could be of interest: WikiProject Dacia is looking for supporters, editors and collaborators for creating and better organizing information in articles related to Dacia and the history of Daco-Getae. If interested, PLEASE provide your support on the proposal page. Thanks!!--Codrinb (talk) 03:46, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Request[edit]

I know that you are passionate about editing. Wanna try your hand at addressing Folantin's suggestion at bottom of section here? Wikipedia:Fringe_theories/Noticeboard#Cyrus_Cylinder_and_human_rights I'll be around the next few days trying to work on determining the prevalence of scholars supporting/not-supporting the notion that the Cylinder is "Charter of Human Rights." Perhaps you might want to address his in the same manner that he addresses it? GoetheFromm (talk) 21:45, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

"activist-type campaign by a couple of editors"[edit]

"I am the only administrator who has closely followed the various disputes on 1953 Iranian coup d'état page. I have since semi-retired from Wikipedia, but I may give in my two cents every now and again. There is an ongoing activist-type campaign by a couple of editors to downplay the US role in the coup, cast the elected primer Minster Mossadegh, who was ousted by the coup, in a bad light, and essentially legitimize the coup. This campaign sometimes goes beyond what is permissible in our polices, and there have been plenty of infringements by the involved parties in the past few months. This is one of the latest examples. Having studied this topic for many years, I would consider Darioush Bayandor to be a fringe source. Given the extreme nature of his views, he should not be cited in the main article about the 1953 coup. He could, however, be cited in an article about the historical viewpoint of the Pahlavi dynasty. Khoikhoi 00:22, 16 December 2010 (UTC)" from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Fringe_theories/Noticeboard#1953_Iranian_coup_d.27.C3.A9tat

Am I one of the "couple of editors" you refer to whose waging an "ongoing activist-type campaign" to "essentially legitimize the coup"? Who have made "plenty of infringements" of wikipedia policies "in the past few months"?

If so I must ask you to reconsider your claim that you have been "closely" following the 1953 Iranian coup d'état page. I’m trying to remake what is currently an inaccurate, badly written embarrassment to wikipedia. If it looks like a campaign to you it is because your long-term block and the aggressive reverts and claims not backed by sources by the editor Kurdo have seemed to me so patently unfair it’s motivated me to keep trying despite two years of futility. If it looks to you as though I’m trying "essentially legitimize the coup" and "cast" Mossadegh "in a bad light", then take a look at my specific complaints about the lead or proposed rewrite of the article. Where is there anything untrue about the CIA or Mosaddeq? All I want is to eliminate the cartoonish, propagandistic, good-versus-evil tone of the current article and include reliably sourced information about the involvement of Iranians in the coup and the importance of the [Cold War] in motivating the US to do what it did. An accurate article would have plenty to condemn about the CIA or praise about Mosaddeq.

If you truly feel I am waging a campaign in violation of wikipedia regs to distort the truth about the 1953 coup I would be more than happy to go before some wikipedia tribunal and give evidence from reliable sources for the changes I've proposed making to the article and let them decide if I'm the devious “activist” you claim I am. If they find in your favor I'll leave wikipedia. But until I must ask you not to accuse me, portraying yourself as some elder statesman of wikipedia. --BoogaLouie (talk) 18:26, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Nemrud[edit]

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Nomination of Nemrud for deletion[edit]

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Hello[edit]

Could you please take a look at the evidence provided at User_talk:Xavexgoem#1953_Iranian_coup_d.27.C3.A9tat ? Kurdo777 (talk) 09:00, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

I've blocked binksternet for 3 months. Xavexgoem (talk) 19:03, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Unilateral unblocking of Binksternet[edit]

Please see the discussion here. User:Gwen Gale has unilaterally unblocked Binksternet, despite a clear consensus on AN/I that the block, given for Binksternet's harassment of me, was appropriate. [36] This was Binksternet's 6th block in 6th month, last time he was blocked, he also promised to "stick to 1RR" only to engage in further disruption right after he was unblocked. So he has been basically let off hook, I suspect off-wiki lobbying by another admin to have played a role in this unilateral, out of the blue, action. Kurdo777 (talk) 07:35, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Notification[edit]

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Kaveh Farrokh[edit]

Hi, There is a BLP issue and an RFC in here about Kaveh Farrokh. Regards, *** in fact *** ( contact ) 07:34, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Insurgency_in_the_Republic_of_Macedonia#Slav_extremists[edit]

Hi! Could you take a look at this article? There were a few reverts, and the ip editor is not willing to engage in the discussion. Imho semi-protection would help. I've already asked Future Perfect at Sunrise about but he's barred Against using admin actions there, though he agrees with me. Best regards, Alæxis¿question? 18:11, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Disruption by WP:SPA[edit]

Could you please take a look User:Battleax86's conduct on 1953 Iranian coup d'état. He has been tempering with sourced statements, removing "democratically-elected" which is well-sourced, and backed by dozens of academic sources. He's been constantly reverting that page, while refusing to even use the edit summary, let alone gain a consensus for his controversial changes on the talk page. I warned him about this, he responded by making personal attacks against me, saying I don't have the power to block him. He seems well-versed in Wikipedia, yet he has a strange editing pattern with long period of inactivity. I believe he is clearly a WP:SPA, possibly a sock-puppet, and should therefore be treated based on WP:DUCK. Kurdo777 (talk) 12:26, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Tito the Builder[edit]

FYI - due to updated info, and new sources - the article on Tito the Builder has been reconstructed. Thanks. Ism schism (talk) 21:23, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

A notice? A notice![edit]

Just thought you might want to know about Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Unblock request, which relates to a block of yours. Cheers! lifebaka++ 16:03, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Noting the archived version is Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/IncidentArchive688#Unblock_request John Vandenberg (chat) 13:43, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

block problem[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi,

I thought I'd let you know about this, since you made the first block.

G'night! — kwami (talk) 12:19, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

request[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi, Vugar 1981 has agreed to not revert on w:Azerbaijani people. Please see s:User_talk:John_Vandenberg#Help. They are also a long standing member of multiple WMF projects, even helping build Azeri Wikinews on the incubator.[37] Can we give them another chance, please? John Vandenberg (chat) 13:42, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

The edit war on that particular article is not the problem. The main issue is the blind nature of his reverts (after months of inactivity), which violate WP:MEAT, as they were canvassed on the Azerbaijani Wikipedia. Editors should not act as mere revert machines for their ethnic peers, with little or no other contribution to the project.
So, his "word" that he will not revert Azerbaijani people does not address my concerns. If he wants to be unblocked, he needs to admit that he was used as a meat-puppet, agree to having a mentor, and avoid making blind reverts in the future on all articles. Khoikhoi 01:40, 22 April 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for responding quickly. They have agreed to this [38]. I would prefer for someone else to be their mentor, but will take them on for a few months if nobody else puts up their hand. John Vandenberg (chat) 04:11, 22 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. --John Vandenberg (chat) 01:10, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Does that solve Cekli's problem? — kwami (talk) 10:47, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia coordination list[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi Please see here: [39]

  • "I would follow ..’s suggestion not to exacerbate any admin, even Dmcdevit. I personally can’t stand that bigot Kurd Khoikhoi, but we have to work with all of them and drag them to our side."

Note evidence like this was also used for Russian case where about 15-20 users were sanctioned. However, I am only concerned with a behaviour of a user due to off and sometimes on wikipedia racism. As a person with partial Kurdish heritage (Kermanshahi), I take offense to the above and it is hard to edit some articles (with the same user) given that he made such comments. But if there is wikipedia guidelines broken, it is coordinatied editing and voting for nationalistic POV pushing. I have send the relavent evidence to your email. Thank you.--Khodabandeh14 (talk) 19:23, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Təşəkkür/Thanks[edit]

Həmkarım Vugar 1981-in blokunu götürdüyünüz üçün təşəkkür edirəm! Thanks:) --Cekli829 (talk) 10:28, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Consensus Iranian Azerbaijanis[edit]

Hi Khoikhoi, a while ago you put the "Iranian Azaris" article under protection. In the discussion we reached consensus to move the article title to "Iranian Azerbaijanis". Im not familiar with the process on fully protected articles. However the template says to ask an administrator to make the edit. Could you move the article to Iranian Azerbaijanis ? Thank you.

Unprotecting the Hungary-Slovakia relations article[edit]

Hi,

About 2 weeks ago you've protected the article mentioned above on grounds of a report by an IP sock of User:Iaaasi (who -surprise, surprise- has been banned for edit warring on the very same article after being given a second chance) for edit warring and content dispute. Since the dispute's been resolved since, I'd like to ask you to lift the protection. You're probably well aware of the fact that long-time protection hinders any kind of work on the article and thus foils any attempts at developing it into a quality one. -- CoolKoon (talk) 19:51, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi there. As you've not been around, I've unprotected this following a request at RPP. I've watchlisted and will reprotect if it flares up again. GedUK  12:18, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Mecca massacre[edit]

I was wondering if you could please take a look at User:Unflavoured's conduct on this page. He uses the non-English non-standard term "Irani" to address other editors, which I suspect is meant in a derogatory way. He also insists that the official Saudi version of the events should be given equal weight in the Lead, as the academically-accepted version of the events. This is like a nationalist editor from Turkey, insisting that Turkey's version of events should be given equal weight as the academically-accepted version of the events in the lead of the Armenian Genocide page. Kurdo777 (talk) 19:45, 17 May 2011 (UTC)


User:Ebrahimi-amir[edit]

Hi Can you please take a look at the recent action of this use: [40].. This user was banned before. In Persian wikipedia the user has claimed: [41] " جعل تاريخ ايران توسط يهوديان و اروپاييان براي استفاده ابزاري از ايران براي بهره برداري سياسي و همچنين ايجاد اختلاف در جهان اسلام تاريخي ديرينه دارد. در اين مورد نيز مي توانيد به كتب "دوازده قرن سكوت - ناصر پورپيرار" و كتب مشابه مراجعه كنيد. " Translation: "The distortion of the history of Iran at hands of Jews and Europeans was used as a political tool and also to cause conflict in the Islamic word. With this regard you can also see the book of Nasser Pourpirar" Note Naser Pourpirar believes all of Iran's history up to the 19th did not exist and was made by Jews!

And also: "تاريخ هفت هزار ساله توركان در ايران و همچنين "

He mentions: "7000 years of turkish history in Iran"!

In English Wikipedia, the user keeps revet waring [[42] and I have explained to him that terms used in the republic of Azerbaijan are irrelavent for a province of Iran, as in Iran, such a term is not used. However, he tries to a cite weblog in his support and he knows already that he can't do that in wikipedia. I request his ban be reinstated permanently, given also his recent comments both in Persian and English wikipedia (edit warring and nationalist POV pushing). I really do not think such users should be able to edit wikipedia since a user that believes Jews madeup Iranian history and Turks have 7000 year history in Iran is not the type of user that should be editing wikipedia. --Khodabandeh14 (talk) 14:30, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

HI, user Ebrahimi-Amir is now pushing a psuedo-scholar by the name Zehtabi (who claims the Medes, Sumerians, Elamites, Parthians, Urartu and etc. as Turks). You might want to read the Persian page on Zehtabi:[43]. This precisely the type of nationalist edits he was banned for before. I note that users have been banned before for fringe POV pushing and tendentious editing. The fringe source pushing is precisely but of this behaviour. --Khodabandeh14 (talk) 06:00, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Please also note the users undoes my edit in the talkpage [44] without any rationale. --Khodabandeh14 (talk) 12:21, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Besides the English wikipedia, the user went on Turkish wikipedia and introduced the Medes as Turks [45] using fringe nationalist sources. --Khodabandeh14 (talk) 18:47, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Dear Khodabandeh14, nevermind explaining your points to Ebrahimi-amir. Nevermind presenting accademic sources and university sources to such users. He won't listen. He will completely ignore whatever you write and however you reason.
During recent months, I've seen concerted efforts by nationalistically-driven editors who go against scholarly sources and the common manual of style for Iran-related articles, anything from BLPs, to historic figures, to geographic locations. Simply, what these editors are doing is removing any instance of South Azeri lettering/phonetics, and replacing them with North Azeri lettering/phonetics.
Despite the fact that North Azeri has no relevance to Iran, where South Azeri has a regional language status in Azeri-inhabited provinces of Iran, these editors act as if they own any page they push for these changes in. I think it's very unfortunate to have to face editors with this sort of ownership mentality, editors who ignore you, editors who ignore WP policies/guidelines, editors who ignore academic sources, editors who play edit warring whenever you assume good faith and try to get rid of statements not backed by RS sources.
I've seen Ebrahimi-amir doing this. But, he is not the only editor who is actively manipulating scripts for Iran-related articles and pushing for fringe theories. I've noticed that a similar trend, almost identical to Ebrahimi-amir, to push for irrendentist POV not backed by academia, has been projected by the following users, to name just a few:
(diffs: Ardabil -- Qozlu, Ardabil -- Azerbaijan (Iran))
(diffs: Ahmad Kasravi -- Ali Javan -- Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani -- Mir-Hossein Mousavi -- Mirzā Muḥammad ali Sāib -- Ali Khamenei -- Farah Pahlavi -- Zanjan (city) (here he distorts phonetics) -- Farah Pahlavi (here he distorts phonetics))
(diffs: Ahmad Kasravi -- Ali Javan -- Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani -- Googoosh -- Ja'far Pishevari -- Sattar Khan)
(diffs: [46], [47], [48]; just a look at this shows his WP:EW and WP:OWN mentality, even though academic sources found in the South Azeri language page clearly state that Arabic script is utilized for the South Azeri language)
This is not okay, especially if this sort of behavior goes unchecked without any intervention from an admin. Dear Khoikhoi, I can understand the hardship you're going through as an administrator and all the nonsense you have to deal with. I also understand that it's impossible to stop certain editors from disrupting Wikipedia with input that lack academic value. But, because I've seen that you have done a good job fighting against tendentious editing in the past, I'm hoping that you continue taking such matters seriously. Thank you. 84.23.140.55 (talk) 01:39, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I do not speak Turkish but recently, I noted that in the Turkish wikipedia they consider the theory that the Medes were Turks (the two users pushing this viewpoint were banned once on English wikipedia but apologized and now are free: [49] and [50] I am wondering as a knowledge person in history and also as an admin, what can I do exactly? In tthe Azeri wikipedia, it is worst and they consider Medes, Atropatene, Parthians, Sumerians and etc., as Turks. Of course I do not care too much about those wikipedias (although misrepresentation of history bothers me because others might get the wrong information), but is there a place I can complain about with regards to this blatant distortion of history in other wikipedias? --Khodabandeh14 (talk) 21:54, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

WP:HOUNDING[edit]

Sorry to bother you about this. But I am distressed by the fact that User:Ankimai has been following me around on Wikipedia, popping up on random unrelated articles or discussions where I contribute, just to either revert me[51], or vote/comment against me [52][53], sometimes within moments of my contribution to a debate. [54] Looking at his talk page, I noticed that you had actually warned this user previously, for similar behavior towards another editor. [55]. Given the history, I think it's safe to assume that this is a deliberate campaign of stalking against certain editors of certain backgrounds. Also given the irregular nature of this user's contributions, most of which consist of reverts or comments against his targets, I wouldn't rule out the possibility that Ankimai is actually a sock-puppet of someone else used for this type of stalking. Kurdo777 (talk) 17:19, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

I'll look into it, thanks. Khoikhoi 19:01, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Moalli (talk · contribs)[edit]

is putting false census data, and falsely sourced census data all over California articles. She/he does not post edit summaries and cleaning up after him has become too burdensome. Will you try to engage him in conversation or if he persists deal with him? I may be considered involved because I have reverted a s---load of his hoaxes. Cheers, as alawys, Carlossuarez46 (talk) 21:47, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Proposed Tibetan naming conventions[edit]

A while back, I posted a new proposal for Tibetan naming conventions, i.e. conventions that can be used to determine the most appropriate titles for articles related to the Tibetan region. This came out of discussions about article titles on Talk:Qamdo and Talk:Lhoka (Shannan) Prefecture. I hope that discussions on the proposal's talk page will lead to consensus in favour of making these conventions official, but so far only a few editors have left comments. If you would be interested in taking a look at the proposed naming conventions and giving your opinion, I would definitely appreciate it. Thanks—Nat Krause(Talk!·What have I done?) 15:44, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

ただいま。[edit]

Hello there! -- とある白い猫 chi? 02:37, 11 July 2011 (UTC)


please take a look[edit]

at a draft MOS for geographic articles Wikipedia:MOSGEO, feel free to hack slash and burn. After a few of the more active geo editors have first say, I plan on setting the community at large to slash and burn it. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 17:02, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

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sockpuppet editing[edit]

There is an open WP:SPI case looking at sockpuppet editing primarily on the Johann Hari/ Talk page. As you edited the Johann Hari/Talk page between 2004 and 2011, your input is welcomed. Yonmei (talk) 22:31, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

FAR[edit]

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Orartu[edit]

It's just been pointed out to me that you left this notice on Orartu's talkpage. I'm unclear if you placed that there as a warning that he would be put under sanctions, or to inform him that he is under sanctions. He is not logged as being under sanctions on Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Armenia-Azerbaijan 2, nor does there appear to be a prior warning that he would be placed under sanctions. Would you be able to clarify what the situation is? SilkTork ✔Tea time 01:06, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Azerbaijani people[edit]

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South Tibet/ Arunachal Pradesh / Arunachal Pradesh dispute / South Tibet dispute[edit]

As a participant to previous discussions at the South Tibet/ Arunachal Pradesh / Arunachal Pradesh dispute / South Tibet dispute talk page, you might be interested to participate to the following poll. Thanks, --Pseudois (talk) 04:23, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:At a wedding tif.jpg[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Khoikhoi,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
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Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 03:46, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Arbitration/Requests#User:Khoikhoi[edit]

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Thanks,--Ebrahimi-amir (talk) 08:59, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Welcome back![edit]

Could you please make the following addition to WP:MOSFLAG. (see discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Icons#Discussing_the_proposed_exception_for_geographical_articles): Human geographic articles - for example settlements and administrative subdivisions - may have national and first-level administrative subdivision flags in infoboxes; however, physical geographic articles - for example, mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, and swamps - should not have flags. Where a single article covers both human and physical geographic subjects (e.g. Manhattan), the consensus of editors at that article will determine whether flag use in the infobox is preferred or no.

Since two admins (me and John) have contributed to the discussion, it may be best to have a trusted 3rd admin actually make the change, so we're all neutral. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 05:31, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Request for arbitration[edit]

This request for arbitration has been declined as inappropriate for the committee at this time. Feel free to explore alternative options. Mlpearc (powwow) 21:24, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

File:2005 0308 urkel.jpg[edit]

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I have replace the non-free screenshot with non-free promo. By the way, I found out that you are Hottentot. I wonder if you don't mind that the screenshot be deleted under WP:G7. What do you say? --George Ho (talk) 20:26, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Now "File:2005 0308 urkel.jpg" is tagged for deletion. Do you want to save this image from deletion? --George Ho (talk) 06:10, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Re-opened Wikipedia Ainu proposal[edit]

Greetings, I noticed your interest in the Wikipedia Ainu proposal in the 2005-2006 timeframe, and am writing to let you know I have brought it back up for discussion at m:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Ainu 2. I hope this is of interest to you! MatthewVanitas (talk) 19:38, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Name of Azerbaijan[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Gökçeada (district)[edit]

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Uh, hi[edit]

Er, I kinda forgot to check my wikimail account for about eight months and just noticed that you sent me a suspicious-looking email on 15.10.2012 with a pdf attachment an a rather minimalistic comment. Was it really you, or was your mail account hijacked by an enemy of the Greek chauvinist junta? --illythr (talk) 00:53, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

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WP:AE#Ebrahimi-amir[edit]

Hi, this request concerns a user who you've previously blocked. Any advice you could give about how to proceed would be appreciated.  Sandstein  18:35, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

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