User talk:Hulleye

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Please consider listing yourself at Wikipedia:Wikipedians/PakistaniFaqeer | Talk to me! 22:01, Oct 21, 2004 (UTC)

COTW on Partition of India[edit]

The Partition of India article is up for a Collaboration of the Week if yer interested in helping out. Article needs a lot of work but for the moment you can simply add yer vote for it. Hulleye 08:18, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Yaar, That should be fun! But you do realize that it will be controversial. For example, the following statement is not just a POV, but patently inaccurate:
Very shortly after being awarded of dominion status by the British Empire (independence), on August 15, 1947, the colony of British India was divided into two independent nations, India and Pakistan...
But a lot of Indians might fight to keep it.
The 35 votes seem like they will easily be found—and it will be fun to be part of this.iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 20:40, Nov 27, 2004 (UTC)
I entirely agree this will be a contentious issue for several people... myself included... but at the same time, it should be an exercise worth doing Hulleye 14:16, Nov 28, 2004 (UTC)
I did end up voting for it. I guess I am just reacting from having had similar discussions with Indian friends here in the US. Even with those Indians whom I have major agreement with on almost every other topic (human rights, tolerance, and so on), the differences on topics like this can be stark and often startling.
BTW, are you the same person who wrote this: [1] iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 21:20, Nov 28, 2004 (UTC)

yup. write a monthly column for the magazine. but rather pissed with what they do online. they just pick two random paragraphs and stick them together so you really don't even get an idea of the context. irritating as hell. Hulleye 07:57, Nov 29, 2004 (UTC)

Partition of India[edit]

You voted for Partition of India, this week's Collaboration of the week. Please come and help it become a featured-standard article.

Habib R. Sulemani[edit]

On the Talk:Habib R. Sulemani page, there is a question as to whether Mr. Sulemani's biography meets the Wikipedia:Criteria for inclusion of biographies.

We also need a reality check about Mr. Sulemani. I expressed the opinion that, because of your position at Herald, you might possibly know something about him. Do you have any information about Mr. Sulemani, or is he - as I think - nearly unknown? Egalitus 23:57, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I've asked some senior reporters in Dawn and nobody has heard of this guy.
I've posted your reply to the talk page. Thanks. Egalitus 17:57, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Dubious User:Egalitus with vengeance: This user User:Egalitus is a dubious person and seems out of vengeance here … He/she is involved in acts of vandalization and seems a ‘negativist.’ Either he/she is User:Hulleye or some one relating to him/her. Thus there can be some professional rivalery with the title of the article. User:Egalitus has chosen User:Hulleye the sole authority for an ‘oral verification’ leaving the written articles aside. Moreover, in the main article Habib R. Sulemani, it is no mentioned that he was an employe of Dawn. Also see Wikipedia:Verifiability 20:44, 15 Dec 2004

To User I am a little saddened by your reaction. I realize it must be hard to maintain perspective in the face of criticism of Mr. Sulemani, if you are him, or are close to him. This is one of the reasons it is not a good idea to write Wikipedia articles about yourself or people that you intimately know (To quote Wikipedia:Auto-biography, ".. articles have been a source of dismay to their original authors after a period of editing by the community, and in at least three instances have been listed for deletion by their original authors." Also see the criterion from Wikipedia:Criteria for inclusion of biographies, "has this been written by the subject or someone closely involved with the subject?".)
I have contributed over 250 edits to Wikipedia since March 24, 2004. I have never before been accused of vandalism. That charge is unmerited.
For the record, I'd like to say the following:
  • I am not Hulleye or a relative of his, and do not know him personally. I believe he lives in Pakistan. I have lived in the USA for a very long time. That is why I needed a "reality check" from a journalist in Pakistan - not as an employment reference, but to ask if Mr. Sulemani was well-known in the profession. The article does not use Hulleye as an authority for any assertion, let alone the "sole authority."
  • I have no professional rivalry or personal enmity towards Mr. Sulemani. I never knew of him before I saw his name here on Wikipedia. I am not and have never been a journalist or poet, or a professional editor or writer. Other than an article I co-authored long ago in the American Journal of Hematology, I have never had an article published in a subscription-based periodical.
Finally, if I have hurt your feelings, I am regretful. Egalitus 22:46, 16 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Well said, Egalitus. Are you going to/shouldn't you copy this to the Talk page on Sulemani?iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 23:09, Dec 16, 2004 (UTC)


Just created Dawn, Karachi and added a line to Dawn. Want to help/add?iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 01:03, Dec 22, 2004 (UTC)

Hola iFaqeer. would love to help out with this, but really bad timing. haven't been in front of a 'puter in days. am currently busy with some personal things and completely caught up with that.

dunno if you've already seen this or not but there already was a Dawn (newspaper) stub out there. so one or the other will prob need to be merged. And as far as that line you added to Dawn is concerned , it should not have been there at all. that article specifically refers to the natural phenomenon. will remove it from there. Hulleye 15:16, Dec 29, 2004 (UTC)

I don't know what I was smoking. Sorry. Have merged the two. I guess I should stay on Wikivacation for a bit. Thanks for your help.iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 23:29, Dec 29, 2004 (UTC)


You've moved to Spider? Promotion? Congrats?iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 00:02, Feb 18, 2005 (UTC)

is this:
hopelessly out-of-date?
Shouldn't there be a Wikipedia entry about Spider?
iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 00:13, Feb 18, 2005 (UTC)

haha... yeah. it'll probably stay that way for a while as well... though the print version will prob start carrying my name on the masthead from this month. dunno why, but these chaps at dawn are serious technophobes... they despise new technologies. and thus our websites get treated worse than poor stepson cinderfella.

anyhow, was wondering if i could get yer permission to reproduce some of the stuff from rickshaw.blogspot ?

Muslim educational institutions[edit]

Just started Muslim educational institutions. Please take a look and see if you can help.iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 00:27, Feb 26, 2005 (UTC)

I take it you got my e-mail?[edit]

You added the Urdu template to your page, so ...iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 17:29, May 18, 2005 (UTC)

yeah, did get your mail... will reply soon. just gotta say, that's a really ugly looking template... uggh... hate the green! Hulleye 07:55, May 19, 2005 (UTC)

American radio show about wikipedia[edit]


My name is Robin Amer and I’m a producer for an American public radio show called Open Source, which you can check out at

I’m writing you because this week we’re doing a show on Wikipedia including an interview with Jim Wales. We’re also looking for some particularly passionate and interesting Wikipedia users to talk to, especially users outside the US. I would love to talk to you about your involvement with the site. If you are interested, please give me a call at 617-497-8096, or email me at and send me your phone number.

Thanks so much.

Best, Robin Amer

Discussion at Talk:Pakistan[edit]

Would you like to join the animated discussion on the Pakistan's talk page? The current issue is whether "Pakistan is famous for its support of Taliban and 9/11 terrorist" is a suitable sentence to start the article's first paragraph or not. Your contribution would be much appreciated, as the current discussion seems to be more of a dialog between User:Ragib and SamTr014 (talk • contribs). Thanks !--Sheikhu 05:50, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Benazir Bhutto[edit]

R you interested in to join the discussion of cleaning up the article of Benazir Bhutto? Talk:Benazir Bhutto .--Raju1 03:05, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Imran Khan[edit]

Replacing overs with balls does make more sense. I'll get back to you in a while Tintin 14:13, 3 September 2005 (UTC)


So you're back editing here, huh? Cool!!

BTW, I have requested Wikia to turn off the spam filter for WikiPak. Try editing again. iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 08:36, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

yeah, actually never really left... just didn't have the time to sit down and do proper edits... still don't. Just do a "hit and run" edit whenever I get a chance, revert some vandalism or add some tags here or there. Still nothing heavy-duty. How about yourself, staying active here or is Wikicities taking up more of your time? I'll swing by there and see if I can create an account now. Hulleye 09:20, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

Urdu Wikipedia[edit]


I request you to please contribute to Urdu wikipedia. We are trying hard to build this wiki. Current article count is 617. Your help in any way would be appreciated.Wisesabre 06:24, 7 December 2005 (UTC)


Adab from an Indian wikipedian. --Bhadani 09:24, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

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