User talk:Anas Salloum/Archive 9

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Tartus Article

Hi Anas! I'm planning on re-writing Tartus article completely if I'm lucky enough to find all the sources I need at the public library. My aim is to raise the quality of the article to GA or possibly getting it nominated for a featured article. I'm wondering if you can tell me about the process of assessing articles or if you can co-operate with me on that. Regards Ahmadac 20:15, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Oh, that's wonderful; I like your enthusiasm. I am ready to help you get this to WP:GA, or even WP:FA if we have the resources. To get a good idea of what a GA is, see WP:GA?. Basically, a GA has to be comprehensive, neutral, and well-sourced. Taking a quick look at the article tells me that the article needs significant expansion, in addition to a lot of referencing. I can help you with a copyedit, formatting the article and the references. Good luck, and thank you for your anticipated efforts. —Anas talk? 00:20, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you!!

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I, The Sunshine Man award you Anas this barnstar for taking the time to leave a comment just to wish me all the best, I was just about to remove the tag as I'm recovered now, thank you. Warmly — The Sunshine Man 14:39, 27 June 2007 (UTC)


How do you pronounce your first name? Until(1 == 2) 15:16, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Anas is an Arabic name; it is pronounced as Ānas (IPA: [aːns]). Can't read that? OK, then. The first part, An, is like the an in man; the second part, as is like the as in cast. The name is derived from another Arabic word which means entertainment or enjoyment and means someone you would enjoy sitting around. Why the "lol", though? :) —Anas talk? 15:31, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
I assure you my giggling was due solely to my juvenile mind. Until(1 == 2) 04:06, 28 June 2007 (UTC)


A coloured voting box.svg Thank you for your support and comments at my RfA
Hi Anas, It still amazes me that otherwise "anonymous" editors take the time to place !votes and comments on RfAs. Whilst I would have normally thanked you at the time of you leaving your message, the importance of my not appearing to be canvassing prevented me from so doing. Now that everything has progressed successfully I can finally thank you. I intend to uphold a style of good adminship and will welcome your further comments at any time in the future, even if they are in the form of admonishment. I will be happy to help as an admin wherever and whenever I can --VS talk 22:51, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

RfA thanks

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Hi Anas Salloum. Thank you for your support and kind words in my RfA, which passed with 95 support, 1 oppose, and 1 neutral !votes. It means a lot to me to have your individual support and the collective support of so many others. I truly will strive to carry myself at a level representing the trust bestowed in me as I use the mop to address the never-ending drips of discontent in need of caretaker assistance.

Jreferee (Talk) 07:44, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
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Thanks you

Hi Anas, and thank you for the message you left on my talk page. You are correct, I am of Lebanese ancestry. Glad to know you. Please let me know if I may ever be of assistance. Majoreditor 15:15, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

My recent RfA

Janitor's bucket with mop.jpg Hi Anas Salloum! Thanks for commenting in my recent successful RfA. I highly appreciate that so many user that I had little previous interation with commented in my RfA. If you need any assistance, feel free to contact me, but most importantly, thanks for commenting in my RfA.


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Re: delete article

Being worn by celebrities does not really establish notability. Please read up on WP:CORP. Has it been the subject of secondary sources? Such sources must be reliable, and independent of the subject. It is important that all content be attributable.

The "secondary sources" in the criterion include reliable published works in all forms, such as (for examples) newspaper articles, books, television documentaries, and published reports by consumer watchdog organizations except for the following:

  • Press releases; autobiographies; advertising for the company, corporation, organization, or group; and other works where the company, corporation, organization, or group talks about itself — whether published by the company, corporation, organization, or group itself, or re-printed by other people. Self-published material or published at the direction of the subject of the article would be a primary source and falls under a different policy.
  • Works carrying merely trivial coverage; such as (for examples) newspaper articles that simply report meeting times or extended shopping hours, or the publications of telephone numbers, addresses, and directions in business directories.

Thank you, Anas talk? 00:37, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it has been subject to secondary sources. It was featured in dec 06 on the G4 Icons Tony Alva, was also featured in Revolver Magazine in 06 as a sponsor (ads). Has been featured on radio stations in the LA area. I am sure there is even more out there about them, I just don't know about yet, but is that not what Wikipedia is for? So others can add on what they know or find? Naja —The preceding unsigned comment was added by NajaWillis (talkcontribs).
Ads are not secondary sources, because they fall under advertising, which is not considered a secondary source per above (WP:CORP). If you like, you can take another shot at the article, and try to include references. If you do, I will take it to AFD for it to be discussed and for consensus to be established on whether it is notable or not. Thank you for your cooperation, Naja. Regards, Anas talk? 10:42, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Where's Ikiroid?

Hi Anas. Any idea where he is? He seems to have taken an extended wikibreak! --NigelG (or Ndsg) | Talk 10:36, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. I see that he's now posted a note explaining his absence: it seems real life has intruded ... --NigelG (or Ndsg) | Talk 17:26, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

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My RfA

Thank you for participating in my RfA. It was successful, and I am now, may God have mercy on us all, an administrator. Look at all the new buttons! I had heard about 'protect,' 'block user,' and 'delete,' but no one told me about 'kill,' 'eject,' and 'purée.' I appreciate the trust the community has in me, and I'll try hard not to delete the main page or block Jimbo. -FisherQueen (Talk) 17:55, 2 July 2007 (UTC)


thanks much.BlueShrek 19:18, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

hey how do i get someone blocked longer for sockpuppetry? hes a proven sockpuppeter and yet hes not been punished for it. The only reason why I was asking is because its in the rules. Thank you.BlueShrek 03:30, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

My recent RfB

Thank you so much for your participation in my recent RfB. Though it closed with 72% support (below the required 90%), I'm still quite pleased at the outpouring of support shown by a fair percentage of the community.

I'm currently tabulating and calculating all opposing and neutral arguments to help me better address the community's concerns about my abilities as a bureaucrat. If you'd like, you can follow my progress (and/or provide additional suggestions) at User:EVula/admin/RfB notes. Thanks again! EVula // talk // // 04:03, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

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I don't know if this was your intention, but you only deleted one of the two articles nominated for deletion on this page. Happy administrating. Someguy1221 20:02, 3 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the invitation to join the Syria wikiproject. The project page looks great. Muwaffaq inshallah! Unfortunately I haven't really time, or much inclination, to be involved in Wikipedia at the moment, but if that changes I'll certainly do my bit for the representation of Syria. Palmiro | Talk 22:31, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

I had pretty much banished wikipedia from my mind and then there appeared in my inbox an email abouit the board elections. So I ended up nosing around again and making a few edits. Probably mainly because I really ought to be doing something else, so any excuse for procrastination would do! I think this reappearance will be brief enough. Best of luck, anyway. Palmiro | Talk 22:46, 3 July 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for your birthday message on my talk page! Have a nice day, - Zeibura (Talk) 23:58, 3 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi, could you add Arabic script to Doghmush? I'm not sure I've got the romanization correct but this is the way it appeared in the news today, upon Alan Johnston's release. Thank you! Badagnani 06:30, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the Arabic! I'm looking at the name in Arabic and I don't see any vowels written. I'm wondering how does one know which vowels should be pronounced between the D and GH, and between the M and SH? Badagnani 19:10, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
The Arabic language is more complex than other languages. The Arabic language uses a system of harakat, which are sort of like directions (or representations) for the pronunciation of vowels. It's quite complex; for example, a word always has two different pronunciations as an object and as a subject in the sentence. One haraka (sing.) is the damma, like in فُ, which is pronounced fu or fo. Doghmush has a damma between the d and the gh (دُغمش) and another one between the m and the sh (so it is دُغمُش). Of course, it might just be a representation of the way it is commonly pronounced in the Palestinian Arabic dialect. —Anas talk? 23:56, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi Anas, just a quick note to say thanks for participating in my request for adminship. It was successful and I now have some shiny new buttons. If I can ever be of help, please let me know. Happy editing, mattbr 09:48, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Iraq Map

You seem to have extensive knowledge regarding middle eastern affairs and seem to use wikipedia quite easily. In the Syria article under the Governorates section there is a large detailed image that you have created. I would like to request that you might be able to something similar, or tell me how to create something similar, for the Iraq article. Thank you, and I await your reply, Abdalla A 21:23, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi, Abdalla! It's fairly simple, actually. First of all, you'll need a blank map of the governorates of Iraq. If you can't find a ready map, you can edit any free map, like what I did. Look for maps in Wikipedia or just edit the CIA World Factbook map. After you've got the map, you need to start a labelled map template. You can just follow the pattern of what I did in the Syrian governorates template. I just found a template for Iraqi football clubs, {{Iraq football labelled map}}. You can use the same map, and modify the links and positions. You'll need this tool for that. It gets really easy now. Just use the tool and copy the code, create the template, and place it wherever you like. On a side note, it's good to see another Arab-speaking user around here. Feel free to ask for more help if you're lost. All the best, Anas talk? 22:05, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the tips on creating the map, but unfortunately I seem to be having some problem with tool [1], I tried downloading it (version 4) and a small window appears in a .zip format that has a list of different things all related to image editing. Everytime I click one, it says unable to open because of required software. I tried different things such as downloading the latest the latest version of Java runtime, but nothing seems to work. Am I skipping step? Doing something wrong? Any tips?-- Abdalla A 09:04, 8 July 2007 (UTC)


He actually did not play for Juventus. He was part of the youth squad, but never played a single match for the first team. --Angelo 18:40, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks! All very encouraging. :-) -- ChrisO 23:29, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Arabic translations

Hi Anas, I will list the following articles that need Arabic translations

Thank you very much, -- Al Ameer son

Once again, thank you and don't worry there will be more, -- Al Ameer son 02:47, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Here's the more:

all of the created Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority -- Al Ameer son 00:03, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Suggestion on your user page

I like your user page, but I do have a suggestion to make. Could you please move your awards to another location or rearrange the layout of your userboxes. They way your user page is laid out right now, I am unable to fully read your last seven user boxes. Thanks. Chris 01:59, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

I just looked at your user page that you have now. Much better. Now I can read everything. Good job! Chris 23:50, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


I'm very sorry for the mix-up. I'll try to pay more attention to the last warnings or any current warnings for the month before reporting next time. Thank you for the warning. Again, sorry. Peace. Spartan-James 22:05, 6 July 2007 (UTC)


Heya - thanks for the note, could you verify which IP this is in reference to? I've done AIV's in the past where there was last warning within the past couple days and admin has blocked, is this improper? Thanks! -Superbeecat 22:34, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

appreciate the clarification, I'll work harder! :) -Superbeecat 22:39, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Attia Sharara

Hi, could you add Arabic script at Attia Sharara? Thanks so much also for explanation of vowels at Doghmush. Badagnani 23:41, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof!

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Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Anas Salloum! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page.

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You weren't on the list prior, so I added you. Have fun, and good luck with the internet connection :)

Cheers, Daniel 10:05, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


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I just want to say thanks for blocking HappiestCamper 15:14, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

No worries. Anas talk? 15:19, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Arabic coffee

Hi, can you add Arabic script at Arabic coffee? This article seems fairly poorly written, as well. Badagnani 16:37, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

I did try that but I wasn't sure it said "Arabic coffee" or something similar, since I don't know all the letters yet. Badagnani 17:39, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

My (Kwsn's) RfA

Thank you for supporting my recent RfA. It unfortunately did not succeed. I still plan to continue to edit however. Hope to see you around. Kwsn(Ni!) 15:11, 8 July 2007 (UTC)


Hey, If some vandal inflicts blatant vandalism to a certain page(i.e. flooding, mass profanities, personal attacks, etc.) can I give that user a Warning(3) or should I still follow the "system" and start with general notice or caution? Peace. Spartan-James 01:10, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Could you ban User: again? Looking at his contribs, it seems to be all vandalism, apparently related to qubo. Libertyernie2 14:54, 9 July 2007 (UTC)


Hey, What exactly am I able to put on my userpage and/or usertalk page? And can you tell me, or refer me to the link that explains what fair image use is? Peace. Spartan-James 15:55, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes, you can delete it, since I have no use for it anymore. Peace. Spartan-James 16:29, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Another Question

These Barnstars that people give think I should put them on my user page, or are the templates too...disruptive? Peace. Spartan-James 22:49, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

so would it be ok if I copied your barnstar setup? Peace. Spartan-James 01:38, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
nvm...a little too involved for me =). Peace. Spartan-James 01:57, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

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I really like your userpage, it's well organized and non-intrusive. Is your formating / template available for others (such as myself) to use? Either way, great job -Superbeecat 08:54, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

It's fairly sparse, but it came out great. Thanks for your excellent design work, and I've made sure to give you credit in my about section. Thanks again! Oh, by the way, is there a tutorial somewhere on username tweaking? I'd like to add a touch of color. -Superbeecat 19:13, 10 July 2007 (UTC)


Brother Anas! I know it's the other side of the Arab world from where your interests lay, but you are one of the most balanced editors I know. Please weigh it at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sahraoui Scout Association. Chris 12:43, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, but I would like not to be involved in that discussion because I am not knowledgeable enough on the matter in discussion. —Anas talk? 20:21, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

My RfB

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Thank you, Anas, for participating in my RfB, which ended unsuccessfully with a final tally of (80/22/3).
I shall continue to work on behalf of the community's interests and improve according to your suggestions.
Most sincere regards, Húsönd 23:05, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Obrigado, Anas, por participares no meu RfB, que terminou sem sucesso com um resultado final de (80/22/3).
Continuarei a trabalhar em prol dos interesses da comunidade e a melhorar segundo vossas sugestões. Calorosos cumprimentos, Húsönd 23:05, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks • Obrigado • Gracias • Merci • Danke • Спасибо • Tack • Kiitos
Esker • Köszönöm • Takk • Grazie • Hvala • ありがとう • 謝謝 • 谢谢

Thank you!

Thanks in part to your support, I am Wikipedia's newest bureaucrat. I will do my best to live up to your confidence and kind words. Andre (talk) 09:19, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

re Mariam

I added some info to Category:Suspected Wikipedia sockpuppets of Mariam83. Feel free to add/change/delete as you see fit. Flyguy649 talk contribs 15:10, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Wow, someone must really loathe you. —Anas talk? 15:18, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Aren't you aware of this? ;) -- FayssalF - Wiki me up® 15:40, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

My RfA

Well, I was looking for a prettier way to do this, but I'm not very artistic, so I'll just say thank you for your support in my RfA, which was closed as successful. I look forward to serving the community in a new way. Take care! -- But|seriously|folks  08:20, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

July 12th DYK

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Thanks! Andre (talk) 23:52, 12 July 2007 (UTC)



Salam. At present this article hasn't reached Good article criteria. So I put On Hold tag on it. Let's ask others to help us with it. I will review this article and put my suggestions one by one. --Sa.vakilian(t-c) 03:20, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

I put several comments in the talk page and described whatever should be done. I also asked some of my friends in wikipedia to help with it. Please put a comment in my talk page whenever you improved it. I can wait for improvement even more than two week. Then I'll check it and decide whether it will fail or pass.--Sa.vakilian(t-c) 16:07, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Salam again. You can improve the article by using WP:MS. Fi Aman Allah.--Sa.vakilian(t-c) 04:10, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
I also found this source for you:AL-FARABI.--Sa.vakilian(t-c) 17:56, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Crimson Editor

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Crimson Editor. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this article or speedy-deleted it, you might want to participate in the deletion review. minghong 10:18, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Re:July 2007

Ah. Sorry. Didn't realize that the final warning on the page was two months old. Sorry 'bout that! Deflagro 16:07, 13 July 2007 (UTC)


Actually, its the other way around; I close the discussions but forget to delete the articles. Thanks for the reminder, though. Sr13 16:52, 13 July 2007 (UTC)