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Image[edit]

Hi Fayssal, could you please delete this orphan image. Thanks in advance. :) - Anas Talk? 18:30, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Done. -- Szvest - Wiki me up ® 10:55, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
FYI, you should probably remove any fair use images you have used in your user page. Cheers, - Anas Talk? 19:24, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the note Anas. I've verified the licences of all pics and removed the unfree ones. Cheers. -- Szvest - Wiki me up ® 10:55, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! By the way, I know I'm going to sound like a real pain, but you might have forgotten the image of the passport, a fair use image. Great user page. :) - Anas Talk? 11:33, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
Done. :) -- Szvest - Wiki me up ® 12:27, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

+ cleanup-date|February 2007 HIV trial in Libya[edit]

any explanation of what you want done? there is a discussion page68.60.68.203 15:37, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

The template talks about itself. The article needs a cleanup to meet Wikipedia standards. The template states the following:

This article or section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Please help improve this article or replace this tag with a more specific message. This article has been tagged since February 2007. (help, talk)

So what's would be the reason to state the same thing at the talk page if the template is quite explicit? -- Szvest - Wiki me up ® 16:27, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
well you put the tag -maybe you could be more specific in your concerns. otherwise I don't know what you want. But I am mostly interested in gathering facts, & mostly leave that kind of stuff to others.I notice that you speak Arabic which would be extremely useful if you are interested in improving this article. In particular I am trying to track down the 100 page document explaining the verdict that the court posted on 'Libya Today' newspaper site as reported in Sofia Weekly(english) 68.60.68.203 18:06, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Abu Izzadeen[edit]

Hello Szvest, I've been editing on this article and have recently gotten into a slight tussle with user Hugedummy (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log) over the inclusion of a parenthical translation of the word deen in a quote from this man. The original version of the parenthetical translation was just "religion". An anon IP editor came along and correctly attempted to change the translation to be truer to the meaning of the word. User:Hugedummy reverted this attempt. Seeing the inaccuracy of simply calling "deen" → (religion) I attempted to change the translation myself. Now I admit that there is a possibility that I could be wrong on this but I honestly believe that to put the word "religion" right next to the word "deen" in this quote constitutes original research because in fact we don't know what specifically Izzadeen meant by using the word "deen". Accordingly I removed the translation entirely and just left a wikilink from the word. I've since been reverted again. Knowing that you almost surely have a better understanding of this word than either Hugedummy or myself, I was wondering if you could review the history of these revisions and then weight in on this? Thanks. (Netscott) 19:40, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Szvest, I think I've answered my own question here. Both sources in this article cited for this quote have "deen" (Muslim code of life) here and here per WP:V this is in fact what should go into the article. I'm trying now to sort out this problem alone so for now I invite you to hold off unless I get back to you about this. Thanks. (Netscott) 20:45, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
Well unfortunately the other user has been blocked for 3RR. I've added to the article's talk page. If you could add a word that'd be appreciated. Thanks. (Netscott) 00:46, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
I've given some explanations on the talk page. -- Szvest - Wiki me up ® 10:44, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Image:Famillerose.jpg[edit]

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I woke up this morning[edit]

You have received the seldom coveted Thumbs Up Award for your gallent efforts at the Battle of Cieneguilla

to discover that the Battle of Cieneguilla was a much changed place, thanks largely to your dedicated input. Now I'm going to have to get serious about it too. I actually only posted that stub so that I could frame questions for the candidates, but one of the things about my creations is that I so rarely know where it will go. Carptrash 18:03, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the thumbs up Carptrash. I learned alot of stuff while working on the article. Much appreciated. -- Szvest - Wiki me up ® 19:20, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
I have to give you a big thumbs-up also! Nice job. --Petercorless 21:02, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Peter. -- Szvest - Wiki me up ® 11:05, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
I woke up and discovered Cantonment Burgwin had sprung up overnight. I added a few things and will probably add more since i plan to visit it soon. The stub on John Burgwin was mine and that can be enlarged too. One of the mysteries I am still engaged in regarding the Battle of Cieneguilla is where the 20 to 22 dragoons who were killed were buried. If the bodies were taken up to Taos they would probably have been buried at Burgwin, but if they were buried near where they were killed then they could have been the stone piles that I discovered at, or near, the battle site. (original research!!!!) I have pictures of them, but, of course (opinion) looking at the outside does not tell much about what is inside and I am not about to go digging into what might be graves - even for wikipedia. Carptrash 16:00, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Now I see that John Davidson (general) has suddenly appeared. I went to Santa Fe (the capitol of New Mexico) two days ago - went to the State Library and Historical Archives and found a copy of his biography by his grandson, Xeroxed the pages regarding the Battle of Cieneguilla and am reviewing those. The real interesting part of his story (opinion) begins when he returns to the West after the Civil War as on officer for the Buffalo Soldiers. Now I will have to get that book again. HOWEVER - our connection began when you responded to a question of mine regarding original research. I have now found the letter from Lt. Bell written shortly after Cieneguilla in which Bell, who was out here (Northern New Mexico) at the time presents a very different view of the fight and makes some of the allegations that lead to the Official Inquiry. A typed version of Bell's letter was given to me by the archeologist who was investigating the battle a few years ago and I have no idea how, or even IF the general public could access it. So do I use the letter in the article or not? Actually I will use it, but and any one else, will get to decide if the POV contained in it is admissible or not. Life . It is supposed to be interesting. I also have a large piece of the transcript of the Court of Inquiry that I hope to get around to including. Carptrash 15:54, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
When i titled the sections "The role of Lieutenant Davidson" and "Court of inquiry" i wanted to give a context to the battle. I am not meaning by that that i wanted to focus on Davidson's mishandling of the battle or the opposite but i just wanted to focus on the encyclopaedic aspect of the battle. So, IMHO, the letter is of a high encyclopaedic value and should be mentioned. However, we should not, in any case, argue about its content. In other words, we can only state what's in it without judging its content (i.e. saying the allegations are right or not). This approach respects the nature of NPOV. If we read carefully the article as it is now, we will notice that the two sections above-mentioned do not give credit to neither Bell nor Davidson and so should be the letter. We only state facts and cannot analyze. Cheers. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 17:10, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Please re-semi-protect Black hole[edit]

You removed semi-protection from Black hole and now the IP vandals are attacking it again. Please restore the protection immediately. Thank you. JRSpriggs 08:43, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Done. -- Szvest - Wiki me up ® 11:02, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

About that e-mail[edit]

Please do send...or if there is a trust issue, I can send first, with mutual guarantees of confidence.Proabivouac 11:25, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Hey Pro. Thanks for the remainder. It is not a question of trust :) It is rather a question of time. I promiss i'll send it to you this week-end. You can email me before if you have something you want to tell me. Cheers mate. -- Szvest - Wiki me up ® 11:29, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Your sig[edit]

I liked your signature, for some odd reason, but I also found it interesting when I found out it was nothing like your username. Do you mind if I ask out of curiosity? Milto LOL pia 13:21, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi Miltopia. Thanks for the message. Well, i worked for a Swedish company for some time. I had an Estonian collaborator who was a very good friend of mine. The first nickname that came to my mind was Svest (Svenska/Estonia). Later on i added a Z to give a better resonating effect to it. I don't want to change my username FayssalF (Fayssal is my first name by the way) because i think of maybe starting using it sometime. What about yours? Szvest - Wiki me up ® 13:32, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, my sig is just an "LOL" placed in a convenient spot for laughs, but my username is a combination of Milto- from Milton Waddams (some guy from Office Space who is HILARIOUS) and -topia from "utopia". I've actually never told anyone that before :-O Milto LOL pia 15:44, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
LOL! Same here. I've changed my sign anyway :) -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 16:27, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks much for the vote![edit]

I was grateful to see your vote for me. Regardless of who gets appointed as a MilHist AC, I look forward to working with you over the coming year. Rock on! --Petercorless 16:38, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

I was astonished when i found out that i hadn't voted for you before. I thought i had done it before! Working w/ you is my pleasure as well. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 16:51, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

What should we do now?[edit]

Please look at [1] and tell me what should we do now? --Sa.vakilian 03:41, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

The appropriate place should be Wikipedia:Requests for comment/User conduct especially that the concerns have been brought at the user in question's talkpage. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 10:31, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Nearly Headless Nick RfA > RfC[edit]

Hello :-)[edit]

Good evening Fayssal, I am new to Wikipedia, and I submitted a few links in a few articles. I thought it didn't work in that article related to Morocco, but then I just noticed that it was removed by you. I was just wondering if it's much asking to leave the links there as they are related to the Moroccan culture, and could be useful to people who didn't check the Moroccan Arabic article. That was a peacfull message, huh? :) Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by BerberGirl (talkcontribs) 19:52, 19 February 2007 (UTC).

Hi BerberGirl :) I appreciate your contributions and they are welcomed. The thing is we have a few policies, guidelines and manual of styles. One of them is Wikipedia:External links. Links normally to be avoided include sites that are only indirectly related to the article's subject. The problem with external links is not limited to Morocco's article but it is common in Wikipedia. As i put on the edit summary, the link is suitable for Moroccan Arabic. If we allow such a link in the main Morocco article that we'd be having thousands of links and that is not the aim of wikipedia.
The other problem with the link you provided is that it is a personal website. It is a blog and blogs are to be avoided in general unless we have no other sites which can provide such informations.
Anyway, you can keep a link (preferably not 2 or all of them) in Morocco's main article but i cannot assure you that they would remain there as maybe someone would delete them. Please feel free to approach me anytime you need help. Regards -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 20:07, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

Africa satellite orthographic.jpg

You have been invited to join the WikiProject Africa, a collaborative effort focused on improving Wikipedia's coverage of Africa. If you'd like to join, just add your name to the member list. Thanks for reading!

Emiellaiendiay 00:05, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation Emiellaiendiay. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 09:26, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

That WikiProject Spain admin request[edit]

Hola, Fayssal - as you may have noticed, we've been rolling out putting the WP:SPAIN banner on Spain-related articles' talk pages, by using a bot to tag articles' talk pages which are in Spain-related categories. We've been at this for a couple of weeks, and we've gotten pretty good at it! Our general philosophy is that the benefit of the bot is that its easier to tag 100 articles and delete from the tag from 2 of them, rather than try to manually tag 98!

The bot only does 40 categories per day (usually around 300-500 articles), and we deal with any issues as they arise. Before the bot runs, we had gone through all the Spain-related categories, and tried to eliminate categories which appear to have a significant number of non-Spain-related articles (the plan is to deal with those manually later). But occasionally we goof, and tags appear on articles which are not sufficiently Spain-related to keep the tag.

So, that's a long way of letting you know that if you could lend a hand on the occasional "roll-back" where its easier to delete all the "over-included" tags from a category (and then go back and add some manually), than it will be to go through the category and delete the "over-included" tags one-by-one.

We currently have a situation like that with the Category:Fauna of Spain articles. Despite its name, that category actually resulted in tags on animals that are also outside of Spain. At this point, it would be easiest if you could contact the bot operator and let the operator know that you'll be rolling-back the run of that particular category (the operator's aware of the situation, and is expecting to be contacted by an admin to lend a hand on this). You can easily reach the operator on the bot project talk page. The operator's been very helpful!

If you're not able to lend a hand, that's understandable, just let me know! EspanaViva 19:51, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

It basically entails working from the bots log to find out the first and last edit regarding the category and then just go of its contribution list to roll back all bar the obvious Spanish articles. If the bot created a new talkpage I have tended to delete, but they could be blanked. See my contribution & deletion log for recent examples. I'd prefer someone who has an interrest in the WP to do it to minimise errors. Agathoclea 23:06, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Could you take a look at the latest posting on WikiProject Spain[edit]

Could you take a look at the latest posting on WT:SPAIN. Do you know what the right thing to do would be? EspanaViva 01:09, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, maybe false alarm - I haven't found any WikiProject Spain banners actually removed. I'll let you know if this is something that might need an admin. Keep your fingers crossed! EspanaViva 01:54, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Welcome, and thanks for joining![edit]

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Hi, FayssalF, and welcome to WikiProject
Africa
!

We are a growing community of Wikipedia editors dedicated to identifying, categorizing, and improving articles relevant to Africa. Here are some points that may be helpful:

  • Our main aim is to help improve Africa-related articles, so if people ask for help with an article, please try your hardest to help them if you are able.
  • Most important discussions take place on the project's main discussion page; it is highly recommended that you watchlist it.
  • The project has several ongoing and developing activities, such as article quality assessment, which you are welcome to participate.
  • If you have another language besides English, please consider adding yourself to our translation section, to help us improve our foreign Africa topics.
  • You may also be interested in joining one of the descendant projects related to a specific African country.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the talk page, and we will be happy to help you.

Again, welcome! We hope you enjoy working on this project.

Emiellaiendiay 03:11, 21 February 2007 (UTC)


AN/I Debate[edit]

Hello, I saw that you unblocked the User:Melonbarmonster. It appears that he has now made personal attacks against an IP user. [2] --Jersey Devil 01:51, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Dealt with. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 09:58, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
Thank you, you should note that he has now removed the block templates that both of us added for our respective blocks against him and has called your block "ridiculous". [3]--Jersey Devil 18:59, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Respondi en su talkpage. Seguire sus contribuciones. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 19:14, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

MJ[edit]

Hi, I left a note at WP:AN/I, but just in case you don't see it, HarveyCarter has created another account. See Special:Contributions/ElvisIsTheOnlyKing. It's almost certainly HarveyCarter himself. Compare these two posts. Thanks. ElinorD (talk) 18:41, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

I've already dealt w/. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 18:43, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. Our edits crossed (yours to AN/I, mine to your talk page). ElinorD (talk) 18:44, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Yeah :) Cheers. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 18:45, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

And another one on top of Elvis, User:BingRules4Ever.UberCryxic 18:49, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Our Persian Poet Gal was on the line. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 18:52, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Morocco (Epcot)[edit]

I noticed that you have been reverting edits to Morocco (Epcot) involving adding unhelpful maps and flags. All 11 of the Epcot country articles have been vandalized like that but with the respectful flags. I presume the same person is doing it, but it has been done by different IPs, one in a completely different range. The person must think he's helping but he isn't. He can't really be blocked, and reverting all 11 is getting annoying. What do you suggest? Thanks! Reywas92Talk 20:46, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

True. Just revert on the spot. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 19:15, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Your block on my page[edit]

The anonymous user has been pushing racist Japanese propaganda that's the same as propaganda that blared over loudspeakers by "black vans" that are driven around Japan. It is comparable to new-nazi views.

I don't see how my reference to this is in any way any worse of a "personal attack" than this anonymous user stalking me by googling down my comments on other unrelated websites and telling me off with a snide comment about my "CNN soundbite" knowlege, etc.. He has pasted this comment on my talk page as well the talk page here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Korea_under_Japanese_rule#Melonbarmonster. Please tell me how I should respond to such behavior. How is my comment a "personal attack" while the anonymous user is getting away with flaming people left and right, engaging in RW's while flagarantly violating the 3RR, etc.??? Please explain to me why my "black van" comment is any worse than the "CNN" comment and stalkerish behavior of the anonymous user.

Secondly, the first admin who blocked me was clearly out of line. There was no "personal attack" under definition un WP:NPA in any way. He miscounted and misunderstood the reverts that was being instigated by another user. You also did not lift my block in spite telling me that you would and then further instigated this situation with another block. You did not respond to my inquiry as to what was going on and your second block was just inflammatory trollish. Moreover, the block and admin unresponsiveness left me with no venue for inquiry and discussion. This inconsistent and unfair application of the blocks while disabling my ability to protest is undemocratic and an abuse of power.

Please take off the block on my talk page. The time period for your blocks have passed and I have a right to make good faith edits to my talk page.Melonbarmonster 20:52, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi Melonbarmonster. Thanks for your explanations. Tensions between editors are common in wikipedia as you know and knowing how to deal w/ them is the key to better editing.
I agree that the first block was a bit out of line and for that reason i unblocked you on the spot. However, admin Jesey Devil acted in a proper way when he posted a call for a block review. I verified the facts and unblocked you. These things happen all the time. Do not forget that nobody is perfect and that we only strive to build a better encyclopaedia.
My second block came just after you this incident: Crawl back into your black van.. The question here is the following: Was that a personal attack? My answer is YES.
Now, as i trust your will to make good faith edits, you can archive the whole talk page and move forward. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 17:18, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Yeah this is water under the bridge but that first block was never lifted. I still couldn't make edits or view talk pages of other editors even after your intervention. Also, I have no problem with the block for my crawl back to black van comment if 125.204.39.85 had also been block for his comments. But only I received the blockMelonbarmonster 20:32, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
I still can't edit my own talk page and can't respond to comments by Jersey Deveil. Do you know what I have to do to get this lifted?Melonbarmonster 21:24, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
I've unprotected your talk page. Please archive the whole page and start from scratch. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 12:39, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Invader Soap[edit]

I've been following Invader Soap for a while; who were they a sockpuppet of? —tregoweth (talk) 03:36, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Never mind; I found the discussion on AN/I. —tregoweth (talk) 03:41, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Reply Roazir[edit]

Please Raozir, calm down and never call other contributors Fascists. That is considered personal attacks as per WP:NPA. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 20:23, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello mate, I have never called anyone Fascist. Please read carefully before accusing me of calling someone Fascist. I have written "FARSIST" or pan-Farsist (Persianist) probably once or twice which is an ideology practiced widely in Iran. I am calm, don't worry, just read carefully before making a statement! ;) Roazir 08:53, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
I have striken the term fascists and i apologize for that. However, it wolud still be better to discuss the matters w/ them instead of assuming that their contribs are a kind of racist. If you need help re the matter please feel free to contact me. Cheers and happy editing. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 17:02, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Roazit reply2[edit]

Thanks for your reply! I am from Iran and I know how things are in Iran and it does indeed bother me that this website is full of Iranian nationists (it depends on how we characterise and separate nationalism and racism) who are aggressively pursuing policies according to which all they edit glorifies Iran and of course they centre on the Persian identity of Iran ignoring the remaining 50% or so of Iranians (and I am one of the non-Persian). Please take a look at the article about Chehregani (an Azerbaijani nationalist or separatist, I don't know much) and tell me whether it is a wiki article or an Iranian (or middle-eastern style) article making so many statements rather than focusing on the facts. And this article about Iranian Azerbaijan is trying so hard to link the Azeris of Iran to Persians and even they have written something that strikes of racism (to me at least) linking the Azeri DNA to Persians. It was written "race" before and they removed it because of me asking. Why does an article about Iranian Azerbaijan need to link the DNA of the people to "supreme race" (Aryan or Persian) race as they used to call during the Pahlavi? And most Iranians here seem to be either Islamist, or Aryanist Farsist, or a combination of both. Quite funny, and sad, that they edit according to their prejudices. Roazir 17:09, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Nice to meet you Roazir. I see your point and these things are common in wikipedia. I always feel glad when i see new contributors joining the project. You've been w/ us since a few weeks now and i really know how one feels when joining wikipedia. i personally went thru that as well and participated in the Islamic conquest of Persia before and afrter moving the title from Islamic conquest of Iran to Islamic conquest of Persia but never lost my temperament. I even kept excellent relations w/ Persian editors though we differ in many points. So, all in all, it is about mutual understanding and communication what this wiki is about. Whenever you need any help just approach me. Cheers. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 17:49, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Roazir3[edit]

Nice to meet you too. I had written that I regret being an Iranian and that had offended the Iranian I was talking to (ali doostzadeh). I still do regret being an Iranian and I have always regretted it. It is a pleasure of mine to offend Iranians (if they get offended) by expressing my personal views about my personal choices, but I have not edited according to my personal views ;) It is my pleasure to try the tiny limits of my fellow Iranians' tolerance toward difference. The centuries of life under tyrrany has created a nation (or a mixture of nations) that tend to be quite aggressive toward difference. Look at our brother in Iraq! Anyway, nice to meet you ;) Roazir 18:05, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

My request for adminship has closed successfully (79/0/1), so it appears that I am now an administrator. Thanks very much for your vote of confidence. If there's anything I can ever do to help, please don't hesitate to let me know. IrishGuy talk 02:54, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Congrats Irish. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 13:06, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

I get it![edit]

OH...I get it! Your "Wiki me up" message is cracking me up! Because that message is almost a parody of a ghost town of Wikieup. Is that parodyy right? --Loop 101 Dead! 04:04, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Never known about Wikieup, Arizona. Wiki me up is a distortion of wake me up. Sometimes the wiki makes me sleep. Most of the time it is Can't sleep, clown will eat me who awakes me . -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 12:51, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

A new admin says thanks[edit]

Thank you for supporting my RfA. It was (47/0/0) upon closure and now phase I is complete. I think the tools will aid both me and the encyclopedia. Feel free to leave me a message on my talk page, or if you think I'm misbehaving I'm always open to recall. Thanks, James086Talk 13:04, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Well-deserved. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 13:06, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! James086Talk 13:06, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Military history WikiProject coordinator elections[edit]

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that you have been elected as one of the Military history WikiProject's Assistant Coordinators. Congratulations!

To start with your coordinator work, please visit this page and familiarize yourself with the material gathered there; it's also a good idea to place the page on your watchlist, as it's the main place where discussion among the coordinators takes place.

Thanks again for offering to take up this responsibility, and congratulations on your success! Kirill Lokshin 00:04, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

Assistant Cooridinator of the Military History Wikiproject

Congrats on your election as an assistant coordinator. In honor of your achievement, I present you with these stars. I wish you luck in the coming term. TomStar81 (Talk) 00:38, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Congrats from me too! Here's to 2007. --Petercorless 19:33, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Mediation at Talk:Reforms under Islam (610-661)[edit]

Mediation was requested a while ago, and Ive responded. None involved in mediation has responded however. I am requesting your presence at the article to resolve any disputes. Thanks. -Ste|vertigo 01:21, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism fixes[edit]

Thanks you for your vandalism fixes to the Afrocentrism page. There is a persistent clique attempting to disrupt the page and remove balanced scholarship. Your efforts are appreciated.Jollypops 07:37, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Fairhills High School[edit]

In the course of my editing, I noticed you protected this article back in November. I'm not sure whether the protection itself has expired or not (is there a way to see that without being an administrator?), but the template's still on the article. I think it's probably okay for you to unprotect it at this point. Shimeru 07:43, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Unprotected. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 13:19, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

offering help[edit]

nice of you to offer help. I would gladly support you likewise. the last issue we talked about were the Punic inscriptions... Wandalstouring 13:39, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

I will do it this week Wandalstouring. I hope that would be fine w/ you. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 14:05, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

You've earned[edit]

my support and will continue to have it. Meanwhile I have tracked down the recent scholarship about the Battle of Cieneguilla - one is in a new book costing $175, so I won't be buying it - and am corresponding with the fellow about to publish more. I am not inclided to make too many changes until he does publish - but I want to thank you for really getting the article started, it is now becoming something real. Carptrash 16:01, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your trust again. Well, since you are still in contact w/ the researcher than that's good news. I'll be watching the article and help in case it is needed. Cheers. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 16:09, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations ...[edit]

... on your election to being a brand-spanking new Coordinator for WP:MILHIST! — Askari Mark (Talk) 23:38, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Coordintors please drop by[edit]

The old coordinators (Kirill, Dryzen and me) decided to established a kind of regular meeting of the coordinators. The intention is to exchange information, opinions and coordinate our work. The current meeting is here. Wandalstouring 00:58, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history/Coordinators[edit]

Thanks! And congrats to you too! Carom 21:50, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Actually...[edit]

Well, actually there is something in which you could help (never offer help; people may actually take advantage of it! ;-)). I've noted that you've became, like me, a member of WP:LIBYA, so you may be interested in some articles I've been working on that involve Chadian-Libyan relations (Chadian-Libyan conflict, Toyota War, Opération Manta). If you've any time to lose giving a look at one or more of these, would you give me your opinion (brutal criticism is especially appreciated)? Ciao, and congratulations.--Aldux 16:37, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi Aldux. Thanks and yes, you are somehow right :) Well, my main work as a coordinator will be focusing on everything related to Africa military history and obviously the Chadian-Libyan conflict would be part of it. I'll read them carefully and give you a summary. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 16:55, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Chadian-Libyan conflict - The lead is very short. I am thinking of adding some background info to it. The section titles (i.e. The insurgency expands, Libyan difficulties) seem a bit more journalistic than encyclopaedic. Excellent notes and references. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 17:28, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Sklocke sockpuppet[edit]

Hi, as the blocking admin of Sklocke (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), would you please review this? I assume you're more familiar with the case. Duja 15:52, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Support the indef block. Harassment of User:BiancaOfHell and page moves are both part of User:Sklocke and his socks' vandalism patterns. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 15:59, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
Support I had an odd run in with him a month ago.-BillDeanCarter 18:18, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
Odd Problem Dab235 is actually operated from another computer. I saw that user page. -- Groupempty 04:12, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Islamic architecture - thoughts...[edit]

You are right - dominated by photos. On the other hand, architecture is a very visual subject so it is only natural. I suggest maybe shrinking some of the photos, and even creating a gallery at the end of the page for excess photos that are too good to remove. I used such a gallery on Indonesian architecture. (by the way, i hope to soon develop that article's section on historic mosques in Indonesia).Merbabu 13:17, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

I was thinking about adding a gallery at the bottom of the article. The example of Indonesian architecture is a good one. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 13:20, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Element td speedy deletion to speedy?[edit]

Please do not recreate Element td article. If you want it recreated you must go through Wikipedia:Deletion review. Thanks. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 12:53, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

As the author of the article in question, I naturaly disagree with it beeing deleted. :) But maybe you could explain to me why you did delete it, since it is not a recreation of the original version.
(An editor has asked for a deletion review of Element td. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this article or speedy-deleted it, you might want to participate in the deletion review.) Cisz Helion 13:36, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Hi again Cisz. Well, once an article is voted upon and the decision was to delete it, nobody has the right to recreate it again. This rule is part of Deletion policy. However, you can review the deletion by listing the deleted article at Wikipedia:Deletion review. I see that you have listed it already and that's the proper procedure. Cheers. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 13:44, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the information. I find this rule a bit confusing, as it apears to be abusable. If I get this right, I can easily prevent topics to be covered by writing articles that will be deleted for sure, with the only intension of making it impossible or at least harder to get the matter covered by other authors. (For example I could write spam under a title that will be important in the next presidential election in the US, because I don't want anybody to cover the topic, as my political views are against it..) But as I am given a process to get my work into wikipedia, maybe it wont make any difference. Wish me luck, Cisz Helion 15:40, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
I see your point and it is a valid one. I think the deletion review treats and solves this problem especially if you present arguments that show the the new content is encyclopaedic. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 16:58, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Element td. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this article or speedy-deleted it, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Please note, your actions are being questioned in the deletion review and I though that you may want to know this. -- Jreferee 06:12, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi Jreferee. The article in question was voted upon weeks ago (see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Element TD) and the result was to delete it. It was recreated yesterday by User:Cisz Helion, who is a new user and i don't blame him for recreating it. User:Shenme reported the incident on March 1 before i deleted it. I don't have any problem with recreating it again if people agree. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 14:30, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Cappiello_poster.jpg)[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Cappiello_poster.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable under fair use (see our fair use policy).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any fair use images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. User:Gay Cdn (talk) (Contr) 23:27, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thanks (or shukraan jazeeran, if you prefer) for your support in my recent RfA which passed unanimously - thus proving that you can indeed fool some of the people some of the time. I'm still coming to terms with the new functionality I have, but so far nothing bad has happened. As always, if there's anything you need to let me know, just drop me a line on my Talk page. BigHaz - Schreit mich an 10:30, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Glückwünsche. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 14:13, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Re Talk:Muslim[edit]

Hola, a través del talk page de ese artículo llegué a tu página de usuario y sólo quería decirte que está muy bacana. Aunque creo que en la sección de presidentes Thomas Jefferson brilla por su ausencia. ;) Adiós, Rosa 19:41, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Gracias Rosa. Es un placer conocerte. Tuve que preguntar a mi amigo Sandro que está viviendo en Casablanca sobre el significado del bucano/a. No sé porqué falté Jefferson y JFK. Quizá porque consideraba siempre a Jeff más un hombre de conocimiento que un presidente. Los agregué ambos a mi lista. También tengo que agregar a Colombia a mi lista de países que deseo visitar. Eso dependería quizá de Sandro:) Me encanta tu página de usuario también. Demasiado interesante. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 15:12, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Entrusted with the Bucket![edit]

Yes, my identical copy of bucket-and-mop =]

Thank you for supporting me in my RfA. Thanks for your vote, I've received an overwhelming 96% support and successfully took a copy of bucket-and-mop from the main office!

School graduation exam and HKCEE are both pressing in, so I might become inactive for a while. But soon after that, I look forward to working with you! --Deryck C. 03:29, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Spanish Military History Task Force[edit]

¡Buenos días! Kirill Loshkin created Wikipedia:WikiProject_Military_history/Spanish_military_history_task_force. JonCatalan 00:35, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Tarifit wikipedia[edit]

Hi Faysal, Can you help me to construct a request for a new wikipedia in Tarifit? See my reply on Toira's talkpage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Toira#Wikipedia_in_Berber Tanks in advance, Read3r 13:36, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi Read3r. Have you had a look at How to start a new Wikipedia? -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 17:18, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
I did, See my request: Wikipedia Tarifit (Request for new language). Best regards! Read3r 17:06, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
Cool. I've just voted. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 18:36, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for your support on my RfA. It passed with 55/0/0. I'll try my best to be worthy of the trust the community has put in me. If there are any of my actions you have a problem with or a question about, please feel free to discuss this with me and if needed to revert me. If there is anything else I can help you with (backlogs, comments, ...), you can always contact me on my talk page. Fram 15:18, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

By the way, there's plenty of awkward and ungrammatical phrases throughout that Spain article to munch on . . . thanks for pitching in! EspanaViva 16:03, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Welcome. Yeah, i remember when the article was quite neat a while ago. We'll do our best. Your efforts are very appreciated. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 16:06, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Military History Project[edit]

Hi Buistr. I've seen you editing a few military topics and i thought you'd be interested in joining our Military history project. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 16:42, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi FayssalF - yes I would be interested in joining the Military History Project. regards Buistr 17:56, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I am glad you are interested. If you have any questions please feel free to approach me or anyone of our project coordinators. Regards. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 18:05, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Fuck you too[edit]

Thanks for blocking me... but you didn't do good enough... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DoDoBirds (talkcontribs) 18:44, 6 March 2007 (UTC).

Resolved Resolved


Refer to the report -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 19:12, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi Fayssal. Please assist me. An administrator has vandalized my userpage by using an unknown ip. The ip hasn't been blocked. Please block the ip and warn the administrator, because here in Wikipedia, I'm trying my best to avoid people like him, who just want to provoke me into getting another Arab blocked. Embargo 19:53, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

You helped choose Atmosphere as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Atmosphere was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

AzaBot 01:19, 7 March 2007 (UTC)


SOS over Rajsingam/DoDoBirds Accounts[edit]

Dear Mr. Fayssal,

I am the original user of Rajsingam & DoDoBirds and shared the passwords with three of my friends as I am busy with my book "German Memories in Asia". As I have some problems over a few edits on Sri Lanka Conflict with them, I think one of them is posting various people which might damage my reputation.

Please help me.

Please remove from "history" all those malicious messages.

I am not responsible these acts.

For your confirmation that all what say is true, I herewith attached my Bio in wikipedia Rajkumar Kanagasingam.

If you don't beleive me, you can use your administrator power and kindly delete my Bio also from wikipedia.

Mt personal e-mail for more confirmation: x

Yours truly,

Rajkumar Kanagasingam 06:56, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

They were my schoolmates at Jaffna Central College.Rajkumar Kanagasingam 10:32, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Which account are you planning to keep? This one or the one of Rajsingam? -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 10:37, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
As I have done a lot of edits using "Rajsingam", I like to keep that with a different password.Rajkumar Kanagasingam 10:39, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
I have no problems w/ that but this should be the last time you give away your password to people, Rajkumar. I will unblock that account. You can keep this same account as a sock but please avoid using it for things breaching the policies. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 10:56, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. God bless you.Rajkumar Kanagasingam 11:01, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Could you please give me your word that it won't happen again? -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 11:02, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
It will never happen again. Kindly tell me how can I alter the password.Rajkumar Kanagasingam 11:09, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Go to Special:Preferences and change it. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 11:10, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Rajsingam unblocked. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 11:17, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Dear Mr. Fayssal,

I think something funny is going with my Account 'Rajsingam", while I was trying to change the password, it was already changed by someone else and had done the following edit [4].

Please immediately block this Account, until I sort out with you. Rajkumar Kanagasingam 12:27, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Rajsingam's account is blocked again until the problem of the password is sorted out. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 12:32, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for blocking it. Actually now I don't know the new password of "Rajsingam", the one which was created by the anon friend.Rajkumar Kanagasingam 12:37, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Forget your account of Rajsingam and add a note to your current account refering to the other one. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up ® 12:39, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes,I think that is the only and last option. Thanks for your advice.Rajkumar Kanagasingam 12:43, 7 March 2007 (UTC)