User talk:Abdowiki

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P.S.[edit]

I read all the talks and I try to respond to them as fast as I can. I mainly deal with English and French Wikipeida. And I most likely will create the page on both languages unless it was tedious or I didn't have time. Best Regards. Have fun

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Nobel icons[edit]

There is a discussion ongoing at Template talk:Nobel icon about removal of the Nobel icons from the infoboxes. The overwhelming majority in the discussion appear to favor removal of these icons. If you disagree, please weigh in on the discussion rather than simply reverting my edit. Also, please be sure to use edit summaries on your edits as it makes things easier on your fellow contributors. Thanks! --Clubjuggle T/C 20:50, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

August 2008[edit]

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Glad I could help. Regarding the Nobel icon, could you please hold off on adding them to pages until the discussion reaches a logical conclusion? Since the discussion seems to be going against adding them, doing so will only make later removal more difficult. Thanks, --Clubjuggle T/C 14:35, 5 August 2008 (UTC)


TfD nomination of Template:Nobel icon[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Montreal police shooting and killing an 18 years old sparks riot[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Abdel Moneim El Guindi[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Abdel Moneim El Guindi requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a very short article providing little or no context to the reader. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

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  • Please do delete it, I made a spelling mistake. The right link would be found on Abdel Moneim El-Guindi (with a dash) sorry for the typo.Abdowiki (talk) 18:45, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Having your own page deleted[edit]

If you create a page, and before anyone else edits it you decide to have it deleted, like what seems to have happened with Abdel Moneim El Guindi, please put a {{db-self}} at the top of the page, in stead of blanking it. This will attract an administrator to it to have it deleted. Abdel Moneim El Guindi has already been deleted, or marked for deletion; next time, however, it could take a while before someone finds it to tag it or delete it. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 10:53, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

I'd also like to point out that, in the case of a spelling mistake in the title, the page need not be deleted; you should instead use the move tool (next to "history" at the top of the page). Thanks! - Toon05 18:52, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Top 100 Greatest Villains[edit]

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Created as a reference?[edit]

Hey Abdowiki, I've removed the CSD tag from 100 Greatest Villains because this doesn't meet any CSD criteria, but I really don't think we should be pasting the contents of a third-party source in Wikipedia. Citing a third-party source is really all that's needed - you can still use the source. So, I think this article should probably still be marked for deletion, but I wanted to talk to you about it first. FlyingToaster 11:46, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Nevermind, the page has been deleted by someone else. FlyingToaster 11:47, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Top 100 Greatest Villains[edit]

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In addition to the "form letter", I just wanted to let you know that while simple lists of information are not copyrightable, lists compiled creatively are. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 16:07, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Jessica Kinni[edit]

The AFD for this article was closed as "redirect". I have reverted your edits as per the AFD. Thanks! Plastikspork (talk) 21:49, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Matthieu vs. Mathieu[edit]

"In Mathieu Chedid website himself, he writes his name with (one T) as in Mathieu not Matthieu" .... what website is that? On http://www.mistermystere.com/ it is spelled with two t's. Perhaps you would like to discuss it at the relevant talk page section: Talk:Mathieu_Chedid#Matthieu vs. Mathieu.Dlabtot (talk) 17:08, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

I actually have to agree with you. His previous website though, (qui de nous deux (album)) http://www.quidenousdeux.com he used to write it down with "one T". In all cases thanks for correcting it. But even in his albums that I buy and then I put them on iTunes, his name is written with only "one T" as in Mathieu Chedid. Of course that's not as accurate as his actual website. I have also done the same thing with Wikipedia French and changed it to Matthieu Chédid cause I speak both English/French. Best Regards Abdowiki (talk)

It seems pretty clear that he spells it both ways and neither is exclusively correct. I originally thought one 'tee' was correct but after searching through sources I find there is no correct spelling. It was a lot easier just calling him -M- Dlabtot (talk) 01:28, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

So does that mean we should change everything (English/French Wikipedia) to Mathieu or Matthieu? That's a bit open ended problem. In some interview they write it Mathieu others Matthieu. I guess we should simply resolve this by calling -M- himself (bad joke). Abdowiki (talk)

Medal of Freedom List[edit]

Hello,

I am trying to understand the recent work you did on the List of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients. The names have been listed in alphabetical order, and I see you did some re-arranging, listing some by year they received the award. Were you planning to to the same with the entire List? -- Michael David (talk) 18:12, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your response, Abdowiki. It does make more sense to list the persons by the year of their award since it is one of the Lists that is grouped by fields of expertise; unlike, say, The National Medal of Arts that is grouped by the year it was awarded. Great idea. Thanks for your good work. -- Michael David (talk) 21:53, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Hello,

the 2014 ACoN tournament indeed has been moved a year forward, see also http://www.cafonline.com/football/news/5564-caf-executive-committee-decisions-can-in-odd-years-from-2013.html . Also, given that the official name of the competition is Africa Cup of Nations, there is no need for the demonym here. I thus have moved back the articles. Cheers, Soccer-holicI hear voices in my head... 14:28, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

File source problem with File:Brian Ferry New 81.jpg[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Modern Sciences and Arts University[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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