User talk:عباد ديرانية

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Hello, عباد ديرانية, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Wikipedia Online Ambassadors![edit]

Hi Abbad, thank you so much for this message that you left on Frank Schulenburg's talk page - it looks like you've already contacted these Arabic Wikipedians and confirmed their interest in being Wikipedia Ambassadors! This is super helpful; I really appreciate it. I would like to reach out to these Wikipedians you listed as soon as possible to talk with them about the exact next steps for becoming "official" Ambassadors. Is it okay with you if I do that? Also, what do you think is the best way to communicate with them - over Wikipedia talk pages, or email? Thanks a lot. Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 18:50, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the response on my talk page, Abbad. What you said makes sense. How about I leave a message for all of them on their talk page (in English), and then do you think you could translate my messages into Arabic and leave that on their talk page as well? Please let me know whether you have the time and capacity to do this. Thank you so much! Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 15:59, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
Hi Abbad! I've just left a message on the user talk page of all the people you listed on Frank's talk page (under "Online Ambassadors"). I know people like Ciphers and of course yourself speak English well, but I'm not totally sure about the English fluency of the others. So if you could translate my messages into Arabic, I would really appreciate it! Thanks so much. Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 00:07, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Abbad, thanks so much for updating me about the Online Ambassadors who contacted you directly confirming their interest. I will list them as official Online Ambassadors for next semester then, after they've attended the Online Ambassador orientation. Is there anyone else you would recommend or could contact to be Online Ambassadors? We would like to involve a few more Arabic Wikipedians for the Online Ambassador role. Thanks! Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 21:50, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Online Ambassador orientation[edit]

Hello Abbad! Thanks again for organizing other Arabic Wikipedians to become Wikipedia Online Ambassadors. A few more Wikipedians have signed up as Online Ambassadors after we last talked, which is great. As I mentioned, all Online Ambassadors will need to participate in an Online Ambassador orientation, which will last a few hours and which will take place sometime in late January (it will take place via Skype, Google+, or some other web-conferencing technology). But I really need your help on this! You speak Arabic (I do not), and you know the Arabic Wikipedia much more than I do - you are really much more qualified to lead the Online Ambassador orientation (in Arabic)! Would you be willing to lead the Online Ambassador orientation in late January? If you are, please tell me which dates and times in late January would work for you to lead the orientation, and then you and I can maybe have a Skype call beforehand so we can talk about the more detailed plans for the orientation. Thank you very much! Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:57, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi Abbad, sorry for my delayed response - I am actually in Cairo at the moment and it has been very busy the past few days. I would still love for you to lead the Online Ambassador orientation session if it is okay with you (I think you'd be really good at it!). It is okay that you don't know much about the orientation yet; let's have a Skype call so I can explain more about it to you and so we can discuss plans for the orientation session! Does that sound good to you? What time next week are you available to have a Skype call? Thank you! Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 15:13, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Abbad, how about let's have a Skype call this Tuesday, 24 January, at 18:00 UTC? Does that work for you? Also, could you tell me your Skype username? Mine is annie.l.lin
Thanks! Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 21:20, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
One more question - what do you think about having the Online Ambassador orientation on either Friday, 27 January or Saturday, 28 January? Would either of those work for you? I will need to check if this works for all the Online Ambassadors too, but I want to make sure it works with your schedule first. Thanks! Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 21:33, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Abbad. I will talk to you over Skype then on Tuesday, 24 January, at 18:00 UTC. Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 18:18, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Sure, 19:00 UTC should be fine too. I'll let you know if I can't do that time, but for now let's plan on talking over Skype then. Thanks. Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 17:49, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Abbad, I am on Skype now and just added you. Come on Skype when you're ready! Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 19:07, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Abbad, could we possibly move our Skype call tomorrow (Wednesday) to 17:00 UTC (rather than 19:00 UTC)? Something came up last-minute and I won't be available at 19:00. Please let me know soon whether 17:00 UTC would work for you to talk on Skype. Thanks! Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 01:23, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll talk to you on Skype at 17:00 UTC today then (about 90 minutes from now). Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 15:31, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi Abbad, could you please tell me what your email address is? I would like to send you and Ciphers an email with more information about leading the Online Ambassador orientation this Saturday and to connect you directly with each other. You can tell me on wiki, or you can send me an email - my email address is alin [at] wikimedia [dot] org. Please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you very much! Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 21:53, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


Please do not attack other editors, as you did at Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you.

Not to mention NPOV Lihaas (talk) 04:33, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Homs article[edit]

I would suggest the article is improved first before it goes on the front page. Look how many templates there are - POV, citations needed, etc. doktorb wordsdeeds 07:01, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

I am not an admin, there's very little I can do doktorb wordsdeeds 09:06, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

  • أهلاً عباد، استرجعت وصلات الإنترويكي منذ فترة وأضفت أخرى في مقالة الحياة البرية في إسرائيل والأراضي --الفلسطينيةBassem18 (talk)Bassem18 (talk) 09:10, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Some random guy moved the Syrian uprising article[edit] civil war in spite of no consensus. I want an admin to close the debate. I am complaining and hope you will too. Tradedia (talk) 02:33, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

On the contrary there is consensus on the talk page. I7laseral (talk) 02:51, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Excuse me, i was moved the article, but only by opinion of the United Nations. Doncsecztalk 06:15, 23 June 2012 (UTC)


Sorry y'akhi, I could speak Arabic, but cannot read it very well. Thanks for your comments on Huwwarin. I've been working on articles relating to the Homs region lately (currently al-Rastan). Let me know if you need anything. Salaamat --Al Ameer son (talk) 20:12, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Wish I could. If you or others are interested we could start working on translating good quality articles in English Wiki to Arabic Wiki and vice versa. A good example is the Homs article my friend Yazan and I wrote up a few years ago which was in large part translated to Arabic wiki. As for al-thawra, the forces of justice, freedom and dignity will eventually prevail against the brutal old order in Syria and throughout the greater Arab nation despite the immense suffering. Inshallah. --Al Ameer son (talk) 21:31, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
I used Google Translate ;) I, myself wouldn't be able to write in Arabic wiki. I was proposing a more large-scale program between editors in English and Arabic wiki so we could efficiently translate good articles on both sides. I wouldn't be able to do much except to continue editing here and notifying various Arabic-speaking editors to participate. Speaking of which, Yazan hasn't been active for the past few months unfortunately but you might be successful in reaching him. In any case, I know WikiArabic needs more productive editors so I'm happy they have people like yourself and Sammy ;) --Al Ameer son (talk) 02:54, 28 June 2012 (UTC)


عزيزي عباد، كل عام وانت بخير أول شي وأتمنى انو تكون عائلتك وأصحابك بخير بهالأوقات الصعبة. أسف للرد المتأخر. كنت أتمنى يا عزيزي أن أستطيع أن أقدم المساعدة على ويكيبيديا العربية ولكن لأسباب مختلفة أفضل أن أقوم بالكتابة (عندما يسمح الوقت) هنا. أهمها أن عربيتي ليست جيدة بما يكفي لكتابة مقالات موسوعية - هي تحتاج لتدريب وأنا لم أكتب بالعربية منذ البكالوريا... ومنها أن الموسوعة الانكليزية بحاجة إلى اغناء محتواها المتعلق بسوريا وهناك عدد قليل جداً من المحررين المهتمين بذلك (خارج صفحة الثورة، طبعاً). يمكنني أن نتعاون بأشكال أخرى مثل الترجمة، أو ان احتجت مصادر لا يمكنك الوصول اليها والى ما هنالك. أتمنى أن تكون بخير. واحد واحد واحد الشعب السوري واحد :) Yazan (talk) 11:37, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

A request[edit]


Have submitted a presentation proposal for Wikimania 2013. Found that you too were interested in attending the same.

My submission can be found here. Please sign at the bottom of the page therein as a possible attendee if you feel that the presentation would be worthwhile.

DebashisMTalk 05:20, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

AFD repeat[edit]

An AFD you recently participated in earlier this month is back at AFD again. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Israeli Violations of the Ceasefire of 21 November, 2013 (2nd nomination) Dream Focus 08:55, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

The programmers want a bit more info[edit]

Abbad, the developers have created a patch for the bug you reported in July for VisualEditor on If possible, could you test to see if their fix has worked? Their request comment is here: Bug 50105. Thanks for your help so far! PEarley (WMF) (talk) 20:04, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Shokran! PEarley (WMF) (talk) 23:40, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Afwan/No worries! --aad_Dira (talk) 01:46, 21 August 2013 (UTC).

Recent edits at the Judaism and violence article[edit]

I've addressed your edits (this edit and this edit) on the Talk page of that article. Bus stop (talk) 14:42, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

Hello, عباد ديرانية. Please check your email; you've got mail!
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Sadat (Masssly)TalkCEmail 09:33, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

@Masssly: Sorry, I think I've lost your email. I am now at Wikimania so we can arrange a meeting, ping me here or send me an email on aaddira@gmailDotcom. Looking forward to meeting you! --aad_Dira (talk) 21:31, 6 August 2014 (UTC).

Wikimania 2014[edit]


My name is Victor and I'm a storyteller and video producer for the Wikimedia Foundation. I'll be looking to capture stories about Wikimedians at Wikimania in London in a week. Here is an example of the kind of thing that I'm aiming to do. I saw that you're attending Wikimania and I was wondering if you might have some time to talk about what do you on Wikimedia projects. Anyway let me know if you are interested, I'll be at Wikimania from the 6th-10th of August and would need maybe 30 minutes of your time. I can answer any questions you may have. I’m best reached at vgrigas(at)


Vgrigas (talk) 15:58, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Hello @عباد ديرانية:, I wish you to follow this talk.--HailesG (talk) 12:23, 4 December 2016 (UTC)