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Having cured myself of wikiholicism (or at least, having gotten over the major symptoms—once an addict always an addict, as they say), I am not as actively contributing at this point, however, I do check this page on a regular basis.
You can help me resist Wikitemptation by helping with
Africa-related, Islam-related, and South Asia-related topics.
Feel free to send me e-mail.
Come on over to
http://blog.iFaqeer.com
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to see what I am up to in the mean time. 
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Languages[edit]

Hello, even though you're on wikivacation, would you mind putting up which langauges you speak? I have a feeling I might want to drag you off to some wikiprojects when you get back from vacation. :-P

For examples of languages, see User:Kim Bruning or bottom of User:PZFUN maybe :-) There's templates for it! Kim Bruning 10:02, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

WOW! That could prove VERY useful. When you get back from wikivacation of course. ;-) Kim Bruning 12:39, 15 May 2005 (UTC)

Urdu blogs and all that ...[edit]

Good news re the Urdu blog blossoming! Just be sure to keep in touch with the folks at Distributed Proofreaders Europe <http://dp.rastko.net/default.php>. I don't make it by there all that often, but they do have a team turning public domain texts in Urdu into e-books. If you put their output into an Urdu Wikibooks section, you'd have the beginnings of an easily accessible Urdu free library.

Is there any way to automagically convert Urdu in Arabic script into Urdu in Devanagari? It would be cool if people could just click a button to put everything into their preferred script. Zora 19:05, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

P.S. I just started an article called Historiography of early Islam. It's just an outline right now. It's needed, but I'm going to have to give myself an M.A. or Ph.D.-equivalent course of study to complete it. Would appreciate your thoughts. Zora 06:08, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

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 05:44, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

OmerFa[edit]

Would you message User:OmerFa. He keeps making anti-India edits and makes personal attacks against User:Ragib. He would perhaps listen to you. Thanks, =Nichalp «Talk»= 09:46, Jun 20, 2005 (UTC)

Now he is making anti-Pakistan edits in the Kashmir article by saying that "gujarath maratyrs" need mention. He is inserting highly anti-Pakistani pro-Indian POV. Like I have said before to many users, he is most likely a sockpuppet, or an Indian editor posing as a Pakistani. I just wanted to make you aware. --Anonymous editor 02:50, Jun 21, 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 03:08, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

This seems presumptuous even as I write it but I congratulate you on the truly excellent picture of Benazir Bhutto that is used on the front page today. It is well-designed, remarkably well for a shapshot, and works very well at the size that is needed for the front page. JimCubb 16:46, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Ms Bhutto's return to Pakistan was certainly news-worthy. A picture was needed for the news section. Your picture of Ms Bhutto was selected. The day it first appeared was no more than the fourth time I have looked at the picture at the top of the news and did not have to search through the "headlines" to determine who or what was pictured.

As I wrote above, it is a very good picture of a very attractive, middle-aged, remarkable woman.

Thank you for taking it and thank you for allowing it to be used.

JimCubb 18:58, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Kausar revisited[edit]

Hi!

If you remember our previous conversation on the subject (at Talk:Sarabseth), I had said I would try to find the references that had convinced me Saqi-e-Kausar referred to Ali.

Here are two: 1) One of Nusrat's qawwalis has the line: "Ali nu baksheya Khaliq ne Kausar". I'm pretty sure this is from "Ali Maula Ali Maula Ali Dam Dam", T-Series vol. 31.

1) Another of Nusrat's qawwalis has the lines: "Har gham ki tadbeer Ali hai Kausar ki tafseer Ali hai" (I forgot to note which song/album this is from. It could well be the same song listed above.)

Tafseer means explanation or elucidation, right?

Could you possibly explain the meaning of these lines?

Thanks! Sarabseth 00:07, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Talk:Military of Pakistan[edit]

Would you be interested in discussions on this (Talk:Military of Pakistan) particular page?--PrinceA 00:09, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Terrorism in Kashmir[edit]

User:Nichalp and User:Anonymous editor suggested me to review the article on Terrorism in Kashmir from a Pakistani. So, here I am. Please if possible, go through the article and suggest necessary changes so as to help make it more neutral. Once the task is completed, I will put it up for a featured status. Thanks --IncMan June 30, 2005 05:45 (UTC)

Thanks for your message, IFaqeer. Yes, the article has become more objective in recent days, but I'm afraid it is still being plagued with non-neutral information. Since, there are no regular Pakistani editors at that article (for some reason), I thought the article could use some. I am glad to see that you are eager to help and I will keep you updated for any issues that need to be resolved later. Thanks. --Anonymous editor June 30, 2005 17:36 (UTC)

I really did not have any part to play in the edits of the article. I just asked IncMan to get all views into the picture. Credit should be given to the editors of the article, not me. =Nichalp «Talk»= June 30, 2005 17:39 (UTC)

Thanks for going through the article.

  • The article does at some places mix-up terrorism and militancy. I will try to sort that out. I agree with the notion that all militancy is not of terroristic nature. But I'm afraid to say that there are only a handfull of militants who don't use terrorism as a mean to achieve their goals.
  • Think if the article is renamed as Militancy in Kashmir, it would confuse a neutral reader as the article contains information regarding the terrorism (refering to sections like "Major terrorist activities" and "Waging Jihad") and not militancy.
  • I wanted to mention Zial Haq's role but didn't do so as some would have objected to it.

Regards --IncMan July 1, 2005 06:30 (UTC)

"Fifth Right Guided Caliph" ref in Aurangzeb article[edit]

hi ifaqeer. I've been reworking the Aurangzeb article fairly hard. I have not been able to find any references to Aurangzeb being called the Fifth Right-guided Caliph other than your own, at least not via a web search. In fact a google search shows mostly a propogation of this sentence in sites that copy wiki articles in whole cloth. This claim, it seems to me, would have some associated independent docs. Lacking these, I've taken the step of removing the reference -- but I will gladly rv it, particularly if you can provide some help in verifying? thanks --Nemonoman 7 July 2005 01:33 (UTC)

Reply and discussion at Talk:Aurangzeb.iFaqeer (Talk to me!) July 7, 2005 19:35 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

A page that you joined to help with associate with other members of the Wikipedia community is on VfD. Please see Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Wikipedian citizens of the world, and the related page Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Wikipedian supporters of the sovereign nation-state. Cognition 09:37, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Arabic/Devanagari scripts in Bollywood articles[edit]

Dear IFaqeer, you may need to come back for this one. Some editors want to put either Arabic or Devanagari script, or both, next to actors' names, to indicate the correct pronunciation. I'd prefer NEITHER or BOTH. But then ... use of Arabic script in Bollywood seems to be dropping, and just Devanagari might be the current practice there. I feel like I'm walking through a minefield. Please help us achieve a peaceful consensus on this. Zora 20:45, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Category ??[edit]

There are two categories namely , category:Islamic mysticism & Category:Sufism for the same thing . Shouldnt they be merged or redirected ? Farhansher 18:15, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

Talk:Islam poll[edit]

[1] Your presence will be helpful .Farhansher 22:00, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

Curiousity: Musharraf[edit]

What do you think of Pervez Musharraf and his affects on Pakistan? gren グレン 05:19, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

Hausa Wikipedia[edit]

Hi IFaqeer,

I was wondering, have you ever considered doing some work for the Hausa Wikipedia?

It's in a pretty severe state of disrepair right now and could use some help. The best thing anyone could probably do for it would be to get sysop status there, and translate the user interface. Maybe create a few articles, too...

See the Hausa Wikipedia.

Also, I was wondering if you could give me the translation for the logo? The text is "Wikipedia -- the free encyclopedia". In this case, "free" means as in free software, not as in "free beer".

Cheers Node

Urdu Templates[edit]

Salam! The moved links look good - don't know what I was thinking. And the reason for using Naskh instead of the Nastaliq was because Nastaliq doesn't exactly flow well on one line, and looked rather messy for what should be a clean cut template box. However, if you feel Nastaliq should be used for the Urdu text, feel free to change it back! Vpendse 02:12, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

You are wanted!![edit]

YOU ARE WANTED BY URDU AT ur:wikipedia.org WiseSabre 15:40, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

Bild übersetzt[edit]

Hallo iFaqeer, ich hab eine Übersetzung des Bildes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Muslim_Dress_Billboard.jpg auftreiben können. Tschüss, --Abdull 23:03, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

Help with identifying Arabic text in HK image[edit]

Hello, could you help to identify the arabic scripts seen on the photo [2]? I want to know if they are Urdu. Thanks a lot! --K.C. Tang 18:27, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

Since you're on vacation and all, I took the liberty of answering this one. I'm not sure about one of the two phrases on the sign, though. Please feel free to take a look, whenever you get a chance. --skoosh (háblame) 01:32, 30 August 2005 (UTC)
because Skoosh thinks that "someone might complain if you tried to pass off "chicken" and "shop" as Urdu words." Indeed I don't understand the usage: it is that the Eng words "chicken" and "shop" have been absorbed into Urdu? (i.e. like the words "fast food" that have been absorbed into French) Or is it that the chicken stall's owner just use the Eng words because he likes that, not because most ppl use the Eng form? Could u explain more about this? I am really curious to know... thanks a lot :P --K.C. Tang 13:16, 30 August 2005 (UTC)
I think I've got it, thanks a lot :P --K.C. Tang 09:49, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba[edit]

When you get some time can you please look at Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba and related articles about the Jamiats. There is a dispute between anonymous users. --AI 07:53, 5 September 2005 (UTC)

2005 Kashmir earthquake[edit]

WikiThanks.png Thank you for your contribution at 2005 Kashmir earthquake. Please keep it up!!! - P R A D E E P Somani (talk)
Feel free to send me e-mail.

User Categorisation[edit]

You were listed on the Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Nigeria page as living in or being associated with Nigeria. As part of the Wikipedia:User categorisation project, these lists are being replaced with user categories. If you would like to add yourself to the category that is replacing the page, please visit Category:Wikipedians in Nigeria for instructions.--Rmky87 23:16, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi IFaqeer. I would be delighted if you would vote here at my rfa. It's a pretty tight race at the moment ;). Thank you. :) --a.n.o.n.y.m t 00:17, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

Reference desk question[edit]

Hi, there was a question on the reference desk about a coin that may be in Urdu. I saw that you are an Urdu speaker and wondered if you might be able to confirm it is in Urdu and perhaps have more information on the coin. Thanks - Taxman Talk 15:15, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

Eid Mubarak[edit]

Eid Mubarak and best wishes from my side . F.a.y.تبادله خيال /c 19:02, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

Regarding Category:Wikipedians in Nigeria[edit]

I seem to recall that one of the new categories (I think it was one of the Canadian ones) had the information from the old list copy-pasted into it. This was for people who did more than just add their names to the list. You could do something similar for whatever category.

Thank you for not acting like it's the end of the world if Wikipedia decides to go with something that actually sorts itself and where it's harder to categorize someone without his or her knowledge (I've had at least one person tell me that he or she had no idea that he or she'd been listed on "Wikipedians/X."--Rmky87 21:01, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedians in X[edit]

I agree with you - I hate the new system. I am tempted to CFD the whole system, or bring it up at the Village pump or something. I eventually gave in and cat'd myself, but I'm in Oklahoma - I really feel dishonest to include myself in "Wikipedians in Trinidad and Tobago", and I feel unfairly excluded from the system (either I lie and say I am in TT, or I have to leave myself off the list). Guettarda 21:35, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

It would probably take more than just a CfD - people would take that as just making a point. It's good to know I'm not the only one who feels this way - I suppose the next step is to figure out who else cares. Guettarda 14:32, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Muniruddin Ahmed[edit]

Is he notable? See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Muniruddin Ahmed. utcursch | talk 08:36, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

I am pasting the content you were after here - take what you want and delete again! See here :) Brookie: A collector of little round things 08:10, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

World Citizen userbox, {{User:1ne/Userboxes/User world}}[edit]

Hi, I noticed the message saying you're a World Citizen, I would like to invite you to add {{User:1ne/Userboxes/User world}} to your user page if you wish to proclaim it in a more effective way, and this template will also add you automatically to the Wikipedians with World Citizenship category. :) --Mistress Selina Kyle 23:54, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

Wishes[edit]

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. --Bhadani 14:52, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

User categories reply[edit]

I've responded to your question from a few months ago on Category talk:Wikipedians by location, in case you're interested. -Silence 11:29, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Transportation in NYC[edit]

Hello IFaqeer - I notice you're a member of WikiProject New York City. Have a look at the Transportation in New York City sub article. It tells a fascinating story and it's been nominated to be a US Collaboration of the Week after lots of work over the last few weeks. Check it out and if you like it, please vote for it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:USCOTW We need all the votes we can get! Wv235 04:17, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Greetings on India’s 57th Republic Day. --Bhadani 08:15, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Adab[edit]

Adab from an Indian wikipedian. We are talking after long... --Bhadani 09:26, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the link - http://urdukenaam.blogspot.com in a while (tonight or tomorrow), by the way. (I think we were discussing Qawwali a while back, no?) - Yes, we had discussed, and I like Qawwali. Sure. --Bhadani 13:03, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikiethics[edit]

Hi,

We started a proposal Wikipedia:Wikiethics to state the existing policies coherently and make suggestions on improving the editorial standards in Wiki. I thought you might be interested in contributing to that proposal.

Unfortunately, a pro-porn and pro-offense lobby is trying to make this proposal a failure. They unilaterally started an approval poll although almost no one including me believe that it is time for a vote, simply because the policy is not ready. It is not even written completely.

Editors who thinks that it needs to be improved rather than killed by an unfair poll at the beginning of the proposal, started another poll ('Do we really need a poll at this stage?') at the same time. The poll is vandalized for a while but it is stable now. A NO vote on this ('Do we really need a poll now?') poll will strengthen the position of the editors who are willing to improve the policy further.

If you have concerns about the ethics and editorial standards in Wiki, please visit the page Wikipedia:Wikiethics with your suggestions on the policy. We have two subpages: Arguments and Sections. You might want to consider reviewing these pages as well...

Thanks in advance. Resid Gulerdem 20:29, 22 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi.[edit]

hi! I'm bored. That's cool that you know weird languages. anyways...bye. Mitternacht90. --e. 01:48, 19 May 2006 (UTC)


Greetings[edit]

I appreciate your eforts as part of wiki community. I stumbled on to your user page through one of the article's talk pages. I wonder if you are still an active user and I would like to share a few ideas with you in the future. Omerlives 21:44, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Mitternacht90. --e. 01:48, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

DailyKos and Wikia[edit]

I saw your note on DailyKos. Wikia is a great place for you to start your wiki project, as we're free. We also recently launched a political change project sponsored by Jimmy Wales, that you may find interesting at Campaigns

Gil

Help with translation[edit]

I'm currently working on a script intended to create short articles on political parties on a variety of wikipedias simultaneously. However, in order for the technique to work I need help with translations to various languages. If you know any of the languages listed at User:Soman/Lang-Help, then please help by filling in the blanks. For example I need help with Urdu. Thanks, --Soman 15:12, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Hindi-Urdu grammar[edit]

Assalamalaikum bhai saheb. The Hindi-Urdu grammar and Hindustani grammar articles have coexisted for a while now but we have all realized that the Hindustani grammar article is a recent duplicate with the only differece being dual scripted and not as up to date. However, due to a recent discussion (see Talk:Hindustani grammar), the Hindustani grammar article is now officially being merged into the Hindi-Urdu grammar article because the Hindi-Urdu grammar article is more up to date and accurate. As of now, we are adding the Nastaliq script to the article. Devanagari has already been done. After the Nastaliq script has been added, Hindustani grammar will be deleted and Hindi-Urdu grammar will be the main grammar page for Urdu, Hindustani, and Hindi languages. I am requesting you to please help me add the Nastaliq script to the Hindi-Urdu grammar article as this is a gargantuan but rewarding task. I would really appreciate you help. Please let me know if you can help me do this. Bahut Bahut Shukria. Khuda Hafiz. Jdas07 04:00, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for taking a look at the article. I and a few others have some knowledge on the subject. The grammars are virtually identical. The only minor difference is that Urdu more strongly preserves the femenine agreement in some postpositions, whereas not as many Hindi speakers do. This is mentioned in the article. As per Talk:Hindustani grammar, many of us came to a consesus and decided that there would be one grammar article for Hindustani, Hindi, and Urdu (in the past, all the articles had their grammar page redirect to Hindi grammar). Taxman, an administrator and knowledgeable individual, is helping to organize the project. I asked a few others to help us on this project as well. Do you think you would still be able to help add Nastaliq to some tables? Khuda Hafiz. Jdas07 01:45, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi Ifaqeer[edit]

Please visit [3] page and add your personal email (if you don't mind) at the bottom for better collaboration, networking and comunication. Thanks :) Omerlives

Info on Islamophobic group[edit]

Hello,

What follows are the sentiments, expressed in their own words, and in the 'protest signs', of the obscure, very small, but very vocal 'activist group' known as "Protest Warrior".

"What's becoming clear is how the religion of Islam is addicted to war and mayhem. Not a radical minority, not a rogue sect, but its very essence is about submission and sacrifice and proving your worth by worshipping death in this life to gain a paradise of orgies and drunkenness. Their entire history is of warfare, and any accomplishments of their so-called Golden Age has been proven to be merely parasitic off the cultures they've conquered and reduced to dhimmi servitude. That every country under sharia is corrupt, belligerent, desolate and barbaric obviously gives them no pause, except to constantly drive them into further psychotic rage as they refuse to ever accept any responsibility for their conditions. They are akin to the powers in Orwell's 1984; there must always be an enemy. It's no surprise that women are treated like property in these countries as that's the only way Muslim men can feed their egos, to dominate others rather than ever actually produce something."

Kfir Alfia and Alan Lipton, founders of "Protest Warrior"

Their 'protest signs'...

Signs

I thought you might be interested in this group's sentiments. They are currently very actively editing their own article on Wiki and there is a lot of 'group think'. Perhaps you might want to become involved in the editing and discussion process on that page. If you do, please don't vandalize, and try to remain civil. Should you not want to involve youself, please forgive my intrusion.

Protest Warrior

Protest Warrior Discussion

NBGPWS 08:54, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Fatimid[edit]

What is the evidence that Sunnis outside the Fatimid realms widely accepted the Fatimids as legitimate Caliphs?? The Abbasids had lost power during most of the Fatimid period, but they were still given at least nominal acknowledgement by many... AnonMoos 13:17, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Maraba Coffee[edit]

Hello! As you're a Wikipedian interested in African topics, I'm writing to notify you that the Maraba Coffee article is now a 'Featured Article Candidate'. Please feel free to evaluate the article and write your support or opposition at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates. Thanks — SteveRwanda 15:04, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Tipu Sultan[edit]

Hi, could you please join to the article as you are a senior member to the article Tipu Sultan and counter argue with some fanatics.thnx Mujeerkhan 23:00, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Id Mubarak![edit]

I wish you all the best on the occasion of Id Festival. --Bhadani 04:43, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Third holiest site in Islam AfD debate[edit]

I've nominated this article for deletion Third_holiest_site_in_Islam, and would appreciate your comments on the matter.--Amerique 05:20, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Hi, I hope your have voted for Keep after reading the AFD debate and the article. If not than please take a closer look at it. thank you. --- ALM 02:21, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
It not the content but topic is wrong. See Striver comments (in reply to your vote and also in his own vote). Read the AFD page completely and then decide please. We need to think if such debate really exists among Muslims?
All sunni recognize Al-Aqsa Mosque as third holiest site and there is no debate among Sunnis (no reference is founded so far). Al-Aqsa Mosque was our first Kaba towards where we continue to offer our Namaz for more than year before Kaba replaced it. It was the place from where Muhammad gone to Miraj. Furthermore, there are many other hadiths in shahi Bukari about [Al-Aqsa Mosque]] status as third holiest site.
Some Shia reference denying Al-Aqsa Mosque third holiest status are founded. However, many Shia are active in wikipedia and they are very knowledgeable for example User:Striver, User:Aminz, User:BhaiSaab etc. They ALL think that it not Shia view and hence does looks like main stream Shia also believe Al-Aqsa Mosque as third holiest.
So they have used references from CNN and BBC to decline all Muslims claim because Al-Aqsa Mosque is located in Israel. One can find same News channel two different reports saying different site holier over other. Hence those claims using Media websites are not reliable to create this controversy article when no controvery exist amoung Muslims. There is no reason to deny all Muslims claim for Al-Aqsa mosque status. Hence please reconsider it. --- ALM 02:54, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
After reading my above post also read the comments of people to your Keep at the AFD page. It is because so far you are the only Muslim voted for Keep. Wassalam --- ALM 00:00, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Urdu translation[edit]

hi,

I'm in a process of creating a uniform system of creating articles on political parties across wikipedias of different languages. I need help with Urdu translations, please contribute at User:Soman/Lang-Help-ur. --Soman 14:10, 26 اکتوبر 2006 (UTC)

Oh how nice to see your username![edit]

Dear IFaqeer, it was so nice to see your username next to an edit. Hope you and family are OK!

I haven't been doing much in the Islam-related articles lately. I got so cranky and exhausted and depressed, trying to mediate between Sunni and Shi'a, or anti-Islamic bigots and pious Muslims trying to squelch anything that they don't like, that I got blocked for 3RR and left WP in disgust for a few months. I'm back, but trying not to care too much. Zora 06:49, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Your help would be appreciated[edit]

Hi IFaqeer. Could you please have a look at Marwat? There are 2 contributors who are arguing since a long time about the insertion of a few notable (or not as it may be the case) into the article. Thanks in advance. Szvest Wiki me up ® 09:56, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your input. -- Szvest Ω Wiki Me Up ® 09:11, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Third holiest site in Islam (expression)[edit]

Greetings, I found it funny that you expressed a desire to keep this article. Have you acutally read the article in question? The reasoning you expressed for why the article should be kept is the exact reason many folks are expressing the opinion that it should be deleted (myself included). Are you sure you want the article kept? All that it does is create an otherwise non-existant debate about "the third holiest" site. Thanks. (Netscott) 02:35, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Well corresponding to your apparent optimism about rendering the article meaningful relative to Wikipedia's policies I would recommend trying to edit it. All that I see on it is a group of editors with strong Zionist POV trying to use Wikipedia as a soapbox to cast doubt about Al-Aqsa Mosque's status in the Muslim world. (Netscott) 02:58, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Qawwali[edit]

User:Sarabseth has removed your contribution to this article like he has removed many of mine, and that of others. It appears he owns the article and has his own definition of Qawwali and spiritualism. Shall we start a new article "Qawwali (Sufism)" to add to some facts? Hassanfarooqi 21:22, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Please read[edit]

Hi! You might want to read my post: Talk:Saare_Jahan_Se_Achcha#Words_and_Meanings and give your feedback there. Thanks! Fowler&fowler«Talk» 18:29, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

AfD Islamic socialism[edit]

You have edited the article Islamic socialism. This article is currently being considered for deletion under the wp:afd process. You may contribute to this discussion by commenting here. Thank you. Edivorce 01:18, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

What to see your Blogs[edit]

I try to see you work on Blogs but i could not.In pakistan these sites are blocked,check thisInternet_censorship_in_Pakistan. Khalidkhoso 03:26, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Urdu script needed[edit]

Hakim Habibur Rahman needs urdu script for the name of the subject (Bangla script has already been added). Can you help? Aditya Kabir 09:00, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Actually, I can not write Urdu. However, you may seek help of Ragib and IFaqueer. I am pasting your message on their talk pages. Thanks for the message. --Bhadani 12:13, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

I have copied and pasted above from my talk page. I hope that you are doing fine. --Bhadani 12:13, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Urdu script needed[edit]

Hakim Habibur Rahman needs urdu script for the name of the subject (Bangla script has already been added). Can you help? Aditya Kabir 14:31, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Aditya Kabir 05:19, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Cemendtaur[edit]

What he said is probably alright. But, if you could ask him if CC-BY-SA is a good license that would be better. This is the template, Template:Cc-by-sa-2.5 and this is the actual license, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ It's the most conservative license allowed Wikipedia. If you can also get him to give exactly what he wants his accreditation line to be that would be great. Something like "Cemendtaur http://karachiphotoblog.blogspot.com/" I'd imagine, unless he (or she?) wants to give his real name. So, I think what he said is probably fine... http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/OTRS/permissions-en-guide may also be relevant but I've never done an OTRS ticket before. gren グレン 19:29, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

A favour please![edit]

Do you happen to know the correct Urdu script translation for the word "Carnival" or "festival" - sorry to bother you but I'm having problems locating it on the net! please email rob (at) kic.me.uk ...thanks so much! Excalibur 11:35, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Do you still need the text for Carnival (کارنیول) or festival (فیسٹیول)...or was it the actual Urdu word you wanted? That would be "Mela" (میلہ -- which came out better in the heading).
You're more than welcome. And thank you very, very much for providing the website link...it makes it all the more sweeter. Wish I could attend... --iFaqeer 09:54, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikindia[edit]

Hey, check out your talk page on Wikindia. Thanks, —Curran (talk | contibs | random) 02:12, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

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Yeah, regarding the Wikindia logo, you can use it for free, with no strings attached. The only reason I brought up copyright and fair use was to clarify that the images could be used freely in case anyone was highly concerned about copyvios. Cheers, and good luck! —Curran (talk | contibs | random) 15:55, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Notability of Mustafa Kamil (academic)[edit]

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Here's what happened-- Someone listed it for speedy. I think it asserted a certain amount of notability, so I removed the tag, and placed one for notability, since the notability had been questioned and in fact needed further support. You then saw the speedy notice from the bot, and put a hangon tag, which was now unnecessary--and had the side-effect of listing it for speedy again (which you didnt realize), so I removed the hangon to get it off the page of articles that had been listed for speedy. (the reason it works this way is that the author of an article is supposed to just place the hangon tag and leave the speedy, and then an admin like me evaluates it, but often they place the hangon AND remove the speedy--which they shouldn't do--so it's programmed so the article still stays on the speedy list to be evaluated.)
At any rate, what's needed are some references. That he was tutor to distinguished people needs to be actually shown by a reference to some reliable source -- a newspaper or a magazine, print or web, English preferred but any language OK if a translation is given. In addition, that alone may not be enough. I remember one similar instance, and it was asked that he be shown to be notable independently from his own academic published work. If he was full professor at the University of Hawaii, it would go part-way, again, if documented. But he probably published some books also--so find them and list them. He was presumably chosen not for a general reputation of being clever, but because of his actual qualifications, so there should be something there. The odds are that whoever nominated it for speedy will in fact nominate it for afd in the next day or so, so I'd advise you to do this immediately. good luck with it. DGG (talk) 20:50, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Niger Scouting[edit]

Can you help render "Be Prepared", the Scout Motto, into the Hausa language? Thanks! Chris 05:42, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Arabic or Hausa (or both)?[edit]

Hi IFaqeer. I'm expanding Kano, and one of the books I'm using says the following: "Ethiopia was called 'Habasha' ('Abyssinia') in Arabic, and the word was often used as a metaphor for the Hausa (baHabshe is 'Hausa' (singular) in Katsina dialect, and 'Bagauda', the name of the legendary Kano state founder, means 'the Copt')." The book is A History of African Societies to 1870, Isichei, and the passage in question is on page 233. Knowing you speak Hausa, do you know if Bagauda means "the Copt" in Arabic, or Hausa? Picaroon (t) 21:34, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Mustafa Kamil (academic)[edit]

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Benazir Bhutto[edit]

You should nominate Benazir Bhutto for a good article. It seems you created (or greatly contributed to it. Mm40 (talk) 18:21, 21 March 2008 (UTC) Thanks.

AfD nomination of List of companies of Pakistan[edit]

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AfD nomination of List of companies of Pakistan[edit]

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Your valuable time needed for List of Marjas[edit]

I would be really thankful, if you spend some of your valuable time for the article List of Marjas, which is facing a recently initiated edit-war. I would like you to play your role in resolving it, and having some standars set for this article. Wassalam NEDian (talk) 19:22, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanx for your attention towards this article. I am a passed-out NEDian. Do you have any relation with NED? Hope to talk in future. NEDian (talk) 21:26, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Notability of Harris Khalique[edit]

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Mother India[edit]

Copyright problems with Mother India (book)[edit]

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that's the plan.
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Actually the message came from User:WhaleyTim, I just moved it from your user page. I didn't notice it was unsigned...I see how you could have gotten the wrong impression :)

How are you doing? It's been years since I've seen you around. Guettarda (talk) 19:31, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Syed Rifat Mahmood[edit]

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Pakistan WikiProjects[edit]

Hi. Currently, there is discussion being held at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Small Pakistan wikiprojects about numerous Pakistani WikiProjects and whether they should be deleted/or stay. It would be appreciated if you present your viewpoint on the topic. We need opinions. Thanks. 121.222.191.2 (talk) 11:30, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Meetup[edit]

Are you from Karachi? Did you heard of Wikipedia_talk:Meetup/Karachi. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 116.71.63.58 (talk) 10:15, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Mazar-i-Sharif[edit]

I noticed your comments on the talk page of Mazari Sharif. I am currently trying to obtain consensus on whether to change it to Mazar-i-Sharif. I would appreciate it if you were to vote. RM (talk)

Meetup[edit]

Hoping I get a chance to meet you this afternoon! -Pete (talk) 21:15, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

A gashai ka, would you be so kind as to give us support![edit]

Hello, I hope you're doing fine and I sincerely apologize for this intrusion. I'm Claudi Balaguer, a member of a Catalan association "Amical de la Viquipèdia" which is trying to get some recognition as a Catalan Chapter but this hasn't been approved up to that moment. I know that you are also trying to obtain a Californian Chapter and I sincerely hope that you will succeed and I think that all the members of our association feel likewise because denying it implies, in my opinion, going against the spreading of knowledge creating boundaries to creativity and collective voluntary work. So maybe I am not bothering you and you will help us... We would appreciate your support, visible if you stick this on your first page: Wikimedia CAT. Supporting us will be like giving equal opportunity to minorized languages, cultures and local or regional entities in the future! Thanks again, wishing you a great summer, take care, Sai an jima! I wish I could visit your great, beautiful and sunny region once more soon! If you ever need my (probably "our" too) help you can count on me even though I'm currently really far away from California. Capsot (talk) 15:52, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Re: WikiProject Screencast[edit]

IFaqeer, it was a pleasure meeting and working with you this past weekend. Perhaps we will work together again in the future--until then, best wishes! --Another Believer (Talk) 18:57, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Members of the Commonwealth of Nations[edit]

Category:Members of the Commonwealth of Nations, which you created, has been nominated for discussion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Mike Selinker (talk) 03:24, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

The change in name seems like the right thing to do.
--iFaqeer (talk) 19:52, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

The Great American Wiknic[edit]

Hi there! In the past, you've expressed an interest in local meetups of Wikipedians. Well, here's your chance! On Saturday, June 25, we'll be joining Wikipedians in cities all over the country for the first annual Great American Wiknic -- the picnic that anyone can edit! We'll meet up at a park in SF -- hopefully in the sun -- all other details are still in deliberation!

If this sounds fun, please add your name to the list: Wikipedia:Meetup/San Francisco/Wiknic and add that page to your watchlist. (And of course, feel free to edit that page with your ideas, questions, etc.) I look forward to wiknicking with you! -Pete (talk) 00:45, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Pages to be restored[edit]

Hi Sabahat, I just noticed your section on pages you think need to be restored. I was curious, so I clicked on them - but unless I'm missing something (maybe a name variant?), it looks like only one of them (Mustafa Kamil (academic)) previously had a Wikipedia article. Please let me know if you'd like some assistance in getting content restored; if nothing else, as an administrator, I'm able to access deleted content, and could send the text to you. (From what I could see in the earlier article, I don't see that Mr. Kamil would pass the notability threshold, but there may of course be things I'm not aware of that weren't clearly stated in that version of the article.) Anyway, feel free to ask if there's any way I can help. -Pete (talk) 18:50, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject China/Uyghurs workgroup[edit]

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Would You like to Help?[edit]

Hi, I am starting Wikipedia:WikiProject Ravidassia. I would like to get help from people who are interested. You may sign up for the project on the [[4]]. McKinseies (talk) 14:19, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

San Francisco Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon[edit]

San Francisco Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon!
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The San Francisco Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco! Participate in editing subjects about women's history and beyond! Workshops will also be hosted. New and experienced editors of any gender are welcome!
We look forward to seeing you there!

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You're invited: San Francisco WikiWomen's Edit-a-Thon 2![edit]

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San Francisco Wiknic 2012[edit]

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You're invited! - Wiki Loves Monuments - San Francisco Events[edit]

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Hi! As part of Wiki Loves Monuments, we're organizing two photo events in the San Francisco Bay Area and one in Yosemite National Park. We hope you can come out and participate! Feel free to contact User:Almonroth with questions or concerns.

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You're invited! Ada Lovelace Day San Francisco[edit]

October 16 - Ada Lovelace Day Celebration - You are invited!
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Come celebrate Ada Lovelace Day at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco on October 16! This event, hosted by the Ada Initiative, the Mozilla Foundation, and the Wikimedia Foundation. It'll be a meet up style event, though you are welcome to bring a laptop and edit about women in STEM if you wish. Come mix, mingle and celebrate the legacy of the world's first computer programmer.

The event is October 16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, everyone is welcome!

You must RSVP here - see you there!
SarahStierch (talk) 19:53, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Join us at FB[edit]

Hello Pakistanis Wikipedians! Assalam-o-Alaikum, I hope you are enjoying editing Wikipedia and helping around. I want to join every Pakistani Wikipedian on facebook so I hope you would like to join us in our community. We would/could help each other and make Pakistani articles more better.

Join us:

And then sign my guestbook for memories.

Regards: -- Captain Wikipedia! ( T - C - G ) 13:05, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon tomorrow (Saturday) in Oakland[edit]

Hi, I hope you will be joining us tomorrow afternoon at the Edit-a-thon at Tech Liminal, in Oakland. We'll be working on articles relating to women and democracy (and anything else that interests you). It's sponsored by the California League of Women Voters, Tech Liminal, and me.

If this is the first you are hearing of this event, my apologies for the last-minute notice! I announced it on the San Francisco email list and by a banner on your watchlist, but I neglected to look at the San Francisco invitation list until this evening. If you can't make it this time, I hope to see you at a similar event soon! -Pete (talk) 04:45, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Article on wikis[edit]

Hi, would you please provide me the links of 2 articles you wrote for Spider mag on the Wikis... Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 139.190.131.139 (talk) 06:02, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Who is this? Please drop me an email or identify yourself here so we can talk.
It seems Spider has lost its archives in the re-org of it's site.
iFaqeer (talk to or email me) 11:13, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Wiknic 2013[edit]

Wiknic 2013
Sunday, June 23rd · 12:34pm · Lake Merritt, Oakland
Theme: Hyperlocal list-making
Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge (Oakland, CA)

This year's 2013 SF Wiknik will be held at Lake Merritt, next to Children's Fairyland in Oakland. This event will be co-attended by people from the hyperlocal Oakland Wiki. May crosspollination of ideas and merriment abound!

Location and Directions[edit]

  • Location: The grassy area due south of Children's Fairyland (here) (Oakland Wiki)
    • Nearest BART: 19th Street
    • Nearest bus lines: NL/12/72
    • Street parking abounds
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You're invited...[edit]

to two upcoming Bay Area events:

  • Maker Faire 2013, Sat/Sun May 18-19, San Mateo -- there will have a booth about Wikimedia, and we need volunteers to talk to the public and ideas for the booth -- see the wiki page to sign up!
  • Edit-a-Thon 5, Sat May 25, 10-2pm, WMF offices in San Francisco -- this will be a casual edit-a-thon open to both experienced and new editors alike! Please sign up if on the wiki page if you can make it so we know how much food to get.

I hope you can join us at one or both! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 20:13, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the heads-up! Looking at calendars and such...
iFaqeer (talk to or email me) 20:25, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to WLM![edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments - Pakistan
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Wiki Loves Monuments comes to Pakistan!
Hi IFaqeer! WLM is the largest international photographic competition in the world and we are looking forward to expanding it to Pakistan this year. We have been planning to make this national competition really take off; but to do so, we need your help!
Sign up at Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in Pakistan and our mailing list if you are interested in being part of the organising team or can help spread the word. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Pakistan User Group[edit]

Wikimedia Community User Group Pakistan
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Hi IFaqeer!

We are currently in the process of establishing a User Group for Pakistani Wikimedians with the following objectives;

  • act as a hub for Pakistani editors working across the Wikimedia projects,
  • act as a voice and representative for the Pakistani Wikimedian community,
  • organize meet-ups,
  • establish a Wikimedia Pakistan Chapter,
  • acquire funding for various on-wiki and off-wiki activities including photo competitions, workshops and other public outreach events, and
  • collaborate with the wider Wikimedia community.

As an approved User Group, we will be recognised by the Wikimedia Foundation and officially supported by the Wikimedia movement.

If you reside in Pakistan or actively work on Pakistan-related topics and can help in functional activities of the Pakistani User Group, please join the official planning group mailing list. For more details about the proposed user group, please visit the official page at http://pk.wikimedia.org.

Together we can promote free knowledge in Pakistan!

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You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon[edit]

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
Hi IFaqeer! The first Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in San Francisco.

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Wikipedians of all experience levels are invited! Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 08:58, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley[edit]

Saturday, April 5 - WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley - You are invited!
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The University of California, Berkeley's Berkeley Center for New Media is hosting our first edit-a-thon, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, on April 5! This event, focused on engaging women to contribute to Wikipedia, will feature a brief Wikipedia policy and tips overview, followed by a fast-paced energetic edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is April 5, from 1-5 PM, at the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons at Moffitt Library.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 23:30, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments - Pakistan[edit]

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Hi IFaqeer!

Wiki Loves Monuments, the world's largest photography competition, will be taking place in Pakistan this September. The competition is all about capturing the cultural monuments and heritage sites of Pakistan and uploading these images on Commons to create an online repository which will be freely available to all.

Start taking photos of the sites enlisted here and upload them in September to be eligible for national and international prizes.

Email: contact@wikilovesmonuments.pk
Official website: wikilovesmonuments.pk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WikiLovesMonumentsPK

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Urdu descriptions on Commons images[edit]

Hi! Are you interested in adding Urdu descriptions to images on the Commons?

  • At File:Benazir Bhutto.jpg I added the name in Urdu, but the rest of the caption needs to be restated in Urdu too

And if you are a Hausa native speaker, would you be interested in starting an article on the BBC on that Wiki? I have a full list at ha:User:WhisperToMe but BBC and RFI are the two biggest ones, I think WhisperToMe (talk) 17:06, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Pakistani Cultural Heritage - Edit Drive[edit]

Hi IFaqeer!

Wikimedia Community User Group Pakistan is organizing an edit drive for Pakistani Wikipedians on Pakistani Cultural Heritage throughout the month of July.
Top three contributors will be given a gift pack containing Wikipedia merchandise.

You can read the event details here. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:14, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
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You're invited! Litquake Edit-a-thon in San Francisco[edit]

You are invited!Litquake Edit-a-thonSee you there!
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  In the area? You're invited to
   San Francisco Meetup # 22
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  Date: October 11, 2014
  Time: 1-5 pm
  Place: 149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
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The Edit-a-thon will occur in parallel with Litquake, the San Francisco Bay Area's annual literature festival. Writers from all over the Bay Area and the world will be in town during the nine day festival, so the timing is just right for us to meetup and create/translate/expand/improve articles about literature and writers. All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome. This event will include new editor training. RSVP →here←. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:44, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of TECHWR-L[edit]

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SF edit-a-thons on March 7 and 8[edit]

ArtAndFeminism (3/7) and International Women's Day (3/8)!
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

In celebration of WikiWomen's History Month, the SF Bay Area Wikipedia community has two events in early March -- please consider attending!

First, we have an ArtAndFeminism edit-a-thon, which will take place at the Kadist Art Foundation from 12 noon to 6pm on Saturday, March 7. We'll be one of many sites worldwide participating in this edit-a-thon on March 7th. So join us as we help improve Wikipedia's coverage of women artists and their works!

Second, we will be celebrating International Women's Day with the International Women's Day edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 8 from 1pm to 5pm at the Wikimedia Foundation. Our editing focus will be on women, of course!

I hope to see you there! Rosiestep (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:06, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Wiki Loves Nigeria Writing Contest[edit]

Hello Ifaqeer, and happy Wikipedia @ 15. This is to notify you of Wiki Loves Nigeria Writing Contest organized by the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria to commiserate the 15th anniversary of Wikipedia. The contest will start on 28 January 2016 and end on 29 February 2016. Please help to suggest articles on notable Nigeria-related topic here and if you like to be part of the jury, add your name here. Thanks for your participation. Warm regards Wikigyt@lk to M£ 07:14, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of List of Islamic texts for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of Islamic texts is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Islamic texts until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Al-Andalusi (talk) 01:29, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Assalamualaikum sir. Please help edit the page i am currently creating. I want to bring out bright northern Nigerian youths for the world to see their efforts.

Jazakallau kairan Dantunkuran (talk) 21:27, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Bay Area WikiSalon series kickoff, April 27[edit]

Please join us in San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism
Panel discussion at a recent Wikipedia & Journalism event.

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area will gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. We have two brief presentations lined up for our kickoff event in downtown San Francisco:

  • The Nueva Upper School recently hosted the first ever high school Wikipedia edit-a-thon. We will hear what interests them about Wikipedia, what they have learned so far, and what they hope to achieve.
  • Photojournalist Kris Schreier Lyseggen, author of The Women of San Quentin: The Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons, will tell us about her work and how she researched the topic.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. We will have beverages and light snacks.

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

For further details, see here: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, April 2016

We hope to see you -- and until then, happy editing! - Pete, Ben & Wayne

Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series on May 25[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. We will have beverages and light snacks.

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, May 2016


See you soon! Pete F, Ben Creasy, and Checkingfax via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:15, 9 May 2016 (UTC) | Subscribe/Unsubscribe to the SF Meetups notice.

Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, June 29[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We make sure to allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages and light snacks. We will also have:

  • A brief report on Pride edit-a-thon recently held at the San Francisco Publice Library, coordinated by Merrilee:
    What topics might we cover in a follow up?
    Find out more about resources your public library provides to help with editing (hint, it's more than just books!)
    Special announcement (secret for now but come and find out more!)
  • Join in on an in person Wikidojo!
    Are you curious how your peers approach writing a Wikipedia article? This exercise, pioneered by Wikipedians Nikola Kalchev and Vassia Atanassova in 2015 and conducted in many places around the world, will help us all - from first-time wiki users to veteran Wikipedians - share ideas, while building an article together. If you have ideas (relating to Bay Area history, ideally) about a new article we could build (stubs and short existing articles are fine), please submit them ahead of time to coordinator Pete Forsyth. (User talk page or email is fine.)
    Announcements and impromptu topics are welcome, too!

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict.

For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, June 2016


See you soon! Pete F, Ben, Stephen and Checkingfax | (Subscribe or Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:07, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

REMINDER/invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m.[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco tonight!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

If you cannot join in person or want to view portions later:

We will have:

  • Light snacks, and time to mingle
  • A brief report on the Pride edit-a-thon recently held at the San Francisco Public Library, that was coordinated by Wiki editor Merrilee
  • A special announcement (secret for now but come and find out more!)
  • Join in on a brief in person Wikidojo!
  • Announcements and impromptu topics are welcome, too!

Please register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cjLRrSTlEkGOPTQ-h6A0WvSFI4ZmIUl6jEHp_RYas-E/viewform and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict.

For further details, see: Bay Area WikiSalon, June 2016


See you tonight! Pete F, Ben, Stephen and MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:48, 29 June 2016 (UTC) | (Subscribe or Unsubscribe to this talk page notice)

Contests[edit]

User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:24, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Late breaking invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, July 27 (Wednesday) - change of venue - tonight[edit]

Please join us in the Mission at Noisebridge (one time change of venue)!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

We hope you can join us today, Wednesday, from 6 p.m. on, at our July Bay Area WikiSalon. This month only, we are going to be at Noisebridge, a hackerspace/makerspace 1.5 blocks from the 16th & Mission BART station (see the link for directions). Some of us will be working on the Wikipedia article on basic income. All info here. Some good news - we do not have to be as strict about advance RSVP at Noisebridge, so bring spontaneous guests! (Registering ahead of time is still helpful, as always, as it will help us plan ahead.)

Come and hang out, have some light snacks. Wi-Fi is available, so please bring your editing device if you plan to edit.

Also, Pete just published a writeup of the Wikidojo exercise we did last month. Your comments welcome, if he missed anything! http://wikistrategies.net/ghost-town-royals-wikidojo

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. Mark you calendars now.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend.


See you soon! Pete F, Ben Creasy, Stephen and Wayne | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:05, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, August 31[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Hi folks,

We would like to invite you to this month's Bay Area WikiSalon. The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We make sure to allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages and light snacks. We will also have a brief presentation for your education and possible enjoyment:

  • Former EFF intern Marta Belcher will discuss crowdsourcing her Stanford Law School graduation speech using a wiki. The "WikiSpeech" was the subject of prominent national media attention in 2015, and more than half of her classmates contributed to writing and editing the commencement address via a wiki.

Please note: You should register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on the I.D. part. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in! Feel free to stop by even if only to say a quick hello, but you might have to give us a last minute call if you forget to RSVP. Also, don't be shy about hitting us up if you have thoughts on speakers or wiki-related activities.

For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, August 2016


See you soon! Pete F, Ben, Stephen and Checkingfax | (Subscribe or Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:05, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Tonight: Live and archived links for Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Bay Area WikiSalon, Wednesday, August 31:

If you cannot join us in person tonight, we are streaming (and later archiving) the presentation by former EFF intern Marta Belcher. We expect her to be live starting between 6:30 or 6:45 p.m. PDT and talking and taking questions for about 30 minutes thereafter.

Here is the YouTube stream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t8V79s2-og
Here is the link to join the Hangout on Air: https://hangouts.google.com/call/ezrol7dafjfwxfh2ilpkjyxoaue

You can search for it on the Commons and YouTube later too.

Wayne, Pete, Ben, and Stephen

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:50, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, September 28[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Hi folks,

We would like to invite you to this month's Bay Area WikiSalon. The last Wednesday evening of every month, Wikipedia and Wikimedia enthusiasts gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We will have no formal agenda to allow people to freely share ideas and perhaps learn about Wikipedia through hands-on editing. Co-organizer Ben Creasy will be looking at election-related articles to enhance the information available in the upcoming November elections.

Official logo of Wiki Loves Monuments

Co-organizer Stephen LaPorte has suggested doing an upload-a-thon for Wiki Loves Monuments. Niki, the California coordinator for WLM will be in attendance. WLM is an annual event and the official dealine is Friday the 30th for submissions to count towards awards.

Or, you can grab a couch, a booth, or a stool and do your own thing.

Wikimedia community logo (public domain)

Please note: You should register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on the I.D. part. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in! Feel free to stop by even if only to say a quick hello, but you might have to give us a last minute call if you forget to RSVP. Also, don't be shy about hitting us up if you have thoughts on future speakers or wiki-related activities.

For further details, please see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, September 2016. Mark your calendars now for the 3rd Wednesday in October, the 26th, when we will have a brief presentation.


See you soon! Pete F, Ben, Stephen and Checkingfax | (Subscribe or Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:35, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Greetings Mr IFaqeer,

Nice to meet you.

Could you kindly help me write out this Marwari text?

Marwari sample John 3 verse 16.png

Your help would be fully appreciated, Thank you. --DaveZ123 (talk) 05:45, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Asian 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Asia/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like South East Asia, Japan/China or India etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. At some stage we hope to run some contests to benefit Asian content, a destubathon perhaps, aimed at reducing the stub count would be a good place to start, based on the current Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon which has produced near 200 articles in just three days. If you would like to see this happening for Asia, and see potential in this attracting more interest and editors for the country/countries you work on please sign up and being contributing to the challenge! This is a way we can target every country of Asia, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:51, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

You are invited to a Wednesday evening event in SF[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Hi folks,

Please copy and share this on other talk pages. We would like to invite you to this month's Bay Area WikiSalon. The last Wednesday evening of every month, Wikipedia and Wikimedia enthusiasts gather at the Wikimedia Foundation lounge to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We will have no meaty agenda this month, but we will allow a brief period for:

  • Open mic for anybody who attended WikiConference North America 2016 in San Diego last week and wants to share their takeaway
  • Question & answer
  • Open mic for announcements
  • Maybe a focus on some topical election article editing with Ben?

Or, you can grab a couch, a booth, a stool or counter and do your own thing.

Wikimedia Community Logo.svg

Please note: You should register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on the I.D. part. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in! Feel free to stop by even if only to say a quick hello, but you might have to give us a last minute call if you forget to RSVP. Also, don't be shy about hitting us up if you have thoughts on future speakers or wiki-related activities.

For further details, please see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, October 2016.


PS: Mark your calendars ahead now for the 3rd Wednesday in November, the 30th (the week after Thanksgiving), at 6 p.m. when our WikiSalon will host a super awesome top secret mystery guest mingling in our midst. We will announce specifics at the upcoming WikiSalon.


See you soon! Pete F, Ben, Stephen, Jacob, and Checkingfax | (Subscribe or Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:51, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, IFaqeer. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page.

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, IFaqeer. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Everybody is invited to the November 30 Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Details and RSVP here.


See you soon! Pete F, Ben Creasy, and Checkingfax | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:54, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Bay Area WikiSalon series: Everybody is invited this Wednesday evening at 6[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki and open-source enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

Before and after the brief presentation we allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages and light snacks.


In addition, this month we will have:

  • a brief presentation from User:Cullen328 (Jim Heaphy) about the Wikipedia Teahouse
  • spontaneous lightning talks from the floor
  • community announcements from the floor

For details and to RSVP see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, December 2016


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Checkingfax | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

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P.S. Any help spreading the word through social media or other avenues is most welcome! We plan to announce this on various sites and invite various groups; if you would like to join in, check our meta planning page, and please note any announcements you are sending out: meta:Monthly WikiSalon in San Francisco#Announcements and promotion

Please feel free to add to, refine, reorganize or edit the above linked page: it is a wiki!

We need more helpers and organizers, so if you see a need, please jump in, or talk to us about it! You can add your username to the meta page where appropriate, or create a new role!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:44, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Reminder invitation to the December Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Hi, everybody.

We are excited to remind you of the ninth in the Bay Area WikiSalon series that is coming up this Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.

  • Details (RSVP suggested) here (RSVP helps us know how much food and drink to bring in)

What is a WikiSalon? A monthly safe and inclusive meatspace event conducted in organized chaos and we all clean up the mess afterwards. Livestream links for the presentation are available during presentation months, and will be forthcoming for those of you that cannot attend. December is a presentation month.


Hope to see you there! Wayne (and Ben) - co-organizers
Any last minute questions or suggestions? Please ping or email Ben or me. | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:10, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Archived link for December Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Hi, y'all. In case you missed it and want to watch the archive reel; the topic was The Wikipedia Teahouse and the presenter was well respected Wikimedian Jim Heaphy [[User:Cullen328]]

  • Archive link (also includes intro, announcements, and a lightning talk)
  • Details about Bay Area WikiSalon for December here

The full title of Jim's presentation was: Welcoming and Helping New Editors: A Month at the Wikipedia Teahouse: an overview of the Teahouse and an analysis of over 300 Teahouse conversations during the month of August, 2016

Jim gave a longer version of this presentation in October at WikiConference North America 2016 in San Diego, California.


Cheers! Co-organizer Checkingfax - and co-organizer Ben Creasy | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)


PS: Mark your calendars now for Sunday, January 15 at 2 p.m. which will be Wikipedia's 16th Birthday party hosted by Bay Area WikiSalon! Details to follow soon. If you want to help plan it, get in touch with us ASAP!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:43, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

You are invited to a birthday bash to Celebrate Wikipedia's 16th Birthday![edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
Cut the cake

Wikipedia Day 16 SF is a fun Birthday bash and edit-a-thon on Sunday, January 15, 2017, hosted by Bay Area WikiSalon at the Wikimedia Foundation's Chip Deubner Lounge in the South of Market Street business district.

Wikimedia Community logo

For details and to RSVP, please see: Wikipedia:Meetup/SF/Wikipedia Day 2017

The San Francisco gathering is one of a number of Wikipedia Day celebrations worldwide.


See you soon! Ben Creasy, Checkingfax and Slaporte | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this notice)


PS: We need volunteers to help make this a fun and worthwhile event. Please add your name to the Project page, and what you can offer. It is a wiki, so please make direct edits to the page.

Bay Area WikiSalon usually meets the last Wednesday evening of every month as an inclusive and safe place to collaborate, mingle, munch and learn about new projects and ideas.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:52, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Reminder invitation to the Wikipedia Day 16 birthday bash & edit-a-thon[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
Cut the cake

Wikipedia Day 16 SF is a fun Birthday bash and edit-a-thon on Sunday, January 15, 2017, hosted by Bay Area WikiSalon at the Wikimedia Foundation's Chip Deubner Lounge in the South of Market Street business district and everybody is invited!

Wikimedia Community logo
Details and RSVP here

See you Sunday! Ben Creasy, Checkingfax and Slaporte


PS: We still need more volunteers to help make this a fun and worthwhile event. Please add what you can offer and your name to the Project page or Talk about it. It is a wiki, so please make direct edits to the Project page. The event is already growing due to volunteers that have stepped up so far. Face-smile.svg


Bay Area WikiSalon meets one evening of every month as an inclusive and safe place to collaborate, mingle, munch or learn about new projects and ideas.

Note: the previous invitation had a bum wikilink. Sorry! | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this notice) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:43, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Bay Area WikiSalon invitation for February 22[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks.


Please note: You should RSVP here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in.


For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, February 2017


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Bay Area WikiSalon February reminder[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6 p.m.


For details and to RSVP: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, February 2017


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne (co-coordinators) | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:58, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Your invitation: Bay Area WikiSalon series at Noisebridge[edit]

Please join us in San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. This month we are meeting at Noisebridge makerspace/hackerspace in the Mission near 16th Street BART (temporary change of venue). The good news is this means that you can bring spontaneous guests if you forget to RSVP!

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks.


If possible, please RSVP as it helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in. For further details and to RSVP, please see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, March 2017


See you soon! Co-coordinators Ben Creasy and Wayne
(Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:06, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Reminder: Tonight is Bay Area WikiSalon at Noisebridge[edit]

Please join us in San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Details and to RSVP: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, March 2017 (optional, but helpful for food and special needs accommodations)

We are meeting at Noisebridge makerspace/hackerspace (temporary venue change) near 16th ST BART in SF.


See you soon! Co-coordinators Ben Creasy and Wayne
(Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:52, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Wednesday night you are invited! Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather for the Bay Area WikiSalon series to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks. We will have some announcements and lightning talks from the floor, and a breakout session. This is our one year anniversary, so there will be cake!


Please RSVP here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in.


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne
(Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:19, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Everybody is invited to the May 31 Bay Area WikiSalon series![edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. This month we are taking it on the road to Noisebridge makerspace/hackerspace!

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks. There will be periodic guided tours of Noisebridge. You can stay late, on your own! YeeHaw!


For details and to RSVP, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, May 2017


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne
(Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:07, 24 May 2017 (UTC)