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about your revert on my edit[edit]

Salam aleikum

Afghanistan and Australia are counted as 'white countries' Afghans are conisdered as Middle Eastern American. they are not considered as asian by the US census but white because they all belong to the Iranian race (pashtuns, persians, tajiks, balochs, kurds all of them are from Iranian race) that's why the US census considerers Afghans as 'white americans' and not asian americans like paki's and indians. the person who made that map was wrong

Captain Assassin![edit]

Captain Assassin! is a Pakistani editor. He mostly edits Movie articles. You and Faizan must convince him to edit Pakistan related articles more and more. This will benefit the project. When he joined Wiki, he was a teen, but now he can develop Pakistan related articles following the five pillars of Wikipedia.

sup[edit]

Hey, I saw on your main page that you are a civil engineer. I am also a civil engineer, so i just wanted to say hi :). Balakrishnan Koran (talk) 15:23, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi and welcome to Wikipedia. It seems that you are a new user, therefore it would be good if you can read some guidelines and rules of Wikipedia. Wikipedia:Five pillars would be a good place to start. While constructive contributions are appreciated, I had to go back and revert some of your edits as they were unsourced or were made without due discussion on the talk pages of the respective article. Feel free to ask questions and happy editing, Mar4d (talk) 15:53, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

WP:DRN notice[edit]

There is discussion involving you at WP:DRN [1]. Thank you. --Human3015Send WikiLove  12:35, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Hamid Gul[edit]

Sorry about reverting you then: I was restoring a version without vandalism. Somebody else has restored the category. --Rubbish computer 19:19, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

@Rubbish computer: That article desperately needs protection. The news itself is less than an hour old and already there is so much article traffic. Mar4d (talk) 19:20, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
@Mar4d: No problem, I'll request it. In a few days they will lose interest. --Rubbish computer 19:21, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Formal mediation has been requested[edit]

The Mediation Committee has received a request for formal mediation of the dispute relating to "British Pakistanis". As an editor concerned in this dispute, you are invited to participate in the mediation. Mediation is a voluntary process which resolves a dispute over article content by facilitation, consensus-building, and compromise among the involved editors. After reviewing the request page, the formal mediation policy, and the guide to formal mediation, please indicate in the "party agreement" section whether you agree to participate. Because requests must be responded to by the Mediation Committee within seven days, please respond to the request by 23 August 2015.

Discussion relating to the mediation request is welcome at the case talk page. Thank you.
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Request for mediation accepted[edit]

The request for formal mediation of the dispute concerning British Pakistanis, in which you were listed as a party, has been accepted by the Mediation Committee. The case will be assigned to an active mediator within two weeks, and mediation proceedings should begin shortly thereafter. Proceedings will begin at the case information page, Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/British Pakistanis, so please add this to your watchlist. Formal mediation is governed by the Mediation Committee and its Policy. The Policy, and especially the first two sections of the "Mediation" section, should be read if you have never participated in formal mediation. For a short guide to accepted cases, see the "Accepted requests" section of the Guide to formal mediation. You may also want to familiarise yourself with the internal Procedures of the Committee.

As mediation proceedings begin, be aware that formal mediation can only be successful if every participant approaches discussion in a professional and civil way, and is completely prepared to compromise. Please contact the Committee if anything is unclear.

For the Mediation Committee, TransporterMan (TALK) 13:57, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Excellent work on Shuja Khanzada! Please continue your sedulous contributions. Faizan (talk) 16:11, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Mar4d (talk) 16:42, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Good Work[edit]

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Creating Pakistan related articles Action Hero 11:23, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Mar4d by Action Hero on 11:23, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Cheers! Thanks for the appreciation. Mar4d (talk) 13:21, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

2015 Attock bombing and Shuja Khanzada[edit]

I know there were casualties in the bombing, but is merger possible? The bombing occurred at the late politician's home. --George Ho (talk) 23:16, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

@George Ho: Up to you to start that discussion. My personal opinion would be against a merger though, as even though it appears Khanzada was the main target of the attack, around two dozen other people also died, making it one of the largest terror attacks recently as well as quite notable. Also, if we merge, it might create issues with WP:WEIGHT. The attack article itself can have dedicated sections on the perpetrators, reactions to the attacks, police investigations/security forces arresting the perpetrators, political reactions etc. while if we merge it into the former, I'm not sure if we'll be able to retain all that information (as the former is an article on the person, not just the attack). Regards, Mar4d (talk) 06:11, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Your contributed article, Pashtun American[edit]

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Hello, I noticed that you recently created a new page, Pashtun American. First, thank you for your contribution; Wikipedia relies solely on the efforts of volunteers such as you. Unfortunately, the page you created covers a topic on which we already have a page – Afghan American. Because of the duplication, your article has been tagged for speedy deletion. Please note that this is not a comment on you personally and we hope you will continue helping to improve Wikipedia. If the topic of the article you created is one that interests you, then perhaps you would like to help out at Afghan American – you might like to discuss new information at the article's talk page.

If you think the article you created should remain separate, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Additionally if you would like to have someone review articles you create before they go live so they are not nominated for deletion shortly after you post them, allow me to suggest the article creation process and using our search feature to find related information we already have in the encyclopedia. Try not to be discouraged. Wikipedia looks forward to your future contributions. Krzyhorse22 (talk) 17:10, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Pashtun American[edit]

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You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Pashtun American requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about something invented/coined/discovered by the article's creator or someone they know personally, and it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator. Krzyhorse22 (talk) 17:10, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Warning[edit]

You're further warned here not to "remove th[e] notice from pages that you have created yourself". [2] Instead, you're supposed to click on the blue box which reads "Contest this speedy deletion".[3]--Krzyhorse22 (talk) 08:55, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Murder of Shuja Khanzada has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Potential admin[edit]

Hi, I notice you're on Wikipedia:List of administrator hopefuls. Wikipedia would benefit from more admins. If you have been editing for more than 12 months (preferably 24+ months), and have been editing fairly consistently for the past 6 months (preferably 12+ months) with at least 100 edits a month (this tool will help) - or an explanation for any gaps, and haven't been blocked in the past three years - or a good explanation for a recent block, don't have a recent history of edit warring or arguing with other editors, feel you can explain why you wish to be an admin, can demonstrate some understanding of Wikipedia's procedures and processes, or know where to go for guidance, and are confident enough to go through a RfA, please get in touch with me. We can talk about it some more, and if all looks OK, I'll nominate you. SilkTork ✔Tea time 12:14, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Mar4d, if you run for an admin, I guess everybody is going to look at the British Pakistanis dispute with a microscope. I will let you take the lead in resolving it! Cheers, Kautilya3 (talk) 15:59, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
@SilkTork: I am thankful for your offer and appreciate it. Having admin tools is something I would certainly like to think about down the road, if it can enable me to better contribute to the encyclopedia, which I strive for in my current capacity. However, it is also true that whatever little or more I presently contribute to my areas of interest here are voluntary and because I enjoy it. As such, I like to enjoy this as a privilege rather than a burden, and I am sure going for adminship would require adding some responsibility which I can't commit to at the moment. I feel that I am satisfied with my current role, and would like to consider something like this after some more time, when I feel I can commit more time and resources on top of my voluntary editing. Regards, Mar4d (talk) 04:28, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
I think Mar4d should have accepted this offer. He has vast experience as a Wikipedian and his experience would have been more utilized during his role as admin. But anyway, everybody has its own priorities.--Human3015Send WikiLove  15:27, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the support. As I have indicated, it would be a privilege and something to think about further down the road. For the present, I am largely satisfied with my current capacity, and would like to continue contributing in the same capacity to my focus topic areas. Indeed, we already have many admins who handle the topic area in which I edit, and I think they really do a decent job. Mar4d (talk) 02:17, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 September newsletter[edit]

The finals for the 2015 Wikicup has now begun! Congrats to the 8 contestants who have survived to the finals, and well done and thanks to everyone who took part in rounds 3 and 4.

In round 3, we had a three-way tie for qualification among the wildcard contestants, so we had 34 competitors. The leader was by far Scotland Casliber (submissions) in Group B, who earned 1496 points. Although 913 of these points were bonus points, he submitted 15 articles in the DYK category. Second place overall was Philadelphia Coemgenus (submissions) at 864 points, who although submitted just 2 FAs for 400 points, earned double that amount for those articles in bonus points. Everyone who moved forward to Round 4 earned at least 100 points.

The scores required to move onto the semifinals were impressive; the lowest scorer to move onto the finals was 407, making this year's Wikicup as competitive as it's always been. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), who is competing in his sixth consecutive Wikicup final, again finished the round in first place, with an impressive 1666 points in Pool B. Casliber writes about the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. A large bulk of his points this round were bonus points.
  2. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points), second place both in Pool B and overall, earned the bulk of his points with FPs, mostly depicting currency.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), first in Pool A, came in third. His specialty is natural science articles; in Round 4, he mostly submitted articles about insects and botany. Five out of the six of the GAs he submitted were level-4 vital articles.
  4. Somerset Harrias (submissions), second in Pool A, took fourth overall. He tends to focus on articles about cricket and military history, specifically the 1640s First English Civil War.
  5. Washington, D.C. West Virginian (submissions), from Pool A, was our highest-scoring wildcard. West Virginia tends to focus on articles about the history of (what for it!) the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  6. Somerset Rodw (submissions), from Pool A, likes to work on articles about British geography and places. Most of his points this round were earned from two impressive accomplishments: a GT about Scheduled monuments in Somerset and a FT about English Heritage properties in Somerset.
  7. United States Rationalobserver (submissions), from Pool B, came in seventh overall. RO earned the majority of her points from GARs and PRs, many of which were earned in the final hours of the round.
  8. England Calvin999 (submissions), also from Pool B, who was competing with RO for the final two spots in the final hours, takes the race for most GARs and PRs—48.

The intense competition between RO and Calvin999 will continue into the finals. They're both eligible for the Newcomers Trophy, given for the first time in the Wikicup; whoever makes the most points will win it.

Good luck to the finalists; the judges are sure that the competition will be fierce!

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) 11:48, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Seeking your input[edit]

Greetings sir,

I'm seeking your input regarding the starter class article on G.A.Parwez, within the wiki-Pakistan project domain. It is a controversial topic so I've collected twenty 3rd party mainstream sources, on which the discussion is on-going currently at: [4]. I would like to build a consensus on the sources/content before I edit the main page. Your contribution of an opinion, as a very experienced editor within the project-scope, will be greatly appreciated. I hope you can spare some time for this. Thank you. Code16 ... Logic Bomb ! 14:35, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your support to form consensus in the British Pakistani article's dispute. Regards —JAaron95 Talk 11:51, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Jaaron95. Mar4d (talk) 12:04, 3 September 2015 (UTC)