User talk:Meno25/Archive 2

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Asalah Nasri

Hi, few weeks ago I added external links to Asalah's page..I also added some to Latifa's page. They were links to blogs which contains English translations of their songs, the ones in Latifa's page was removed by admins but the ones by Asalah were not. I am not really sure if it's ok to add them or not. Can you find out? --Radiant 07:43, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

The external links in Asalah Nasri should be deleted. Since you seem to be an inexperienced user (you have made less than 300 edits), I will try to use simple language in explaining why. Linking to sites such as: Flickr and Blogger should be avoided. The reason for this is that anyone can write anything in these sites and then use it as a link on an article in Wikipedia. However, note that Wikipedia does not have a consistent policy. If you want more information, please read Wikipedia:External links.
I, also, noticed your contributions related to the articles: Latifa and Thekra. Good work. --Meno25 08:25, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Faten Hamama

Hi Mohammed. I noticed you are quite active in contributing to Arabic articles, especially those of artists and celebrities. I am considering nominating Hamama's article for FA status. I've spent a great deal of effort and have completely rewritten this article, as it was a stub before. If you would review this article and give me some feedback on what can be done to further improve the article, I would be grateful. I think this article, if it succeeds as a FAC, would be the first of its kind (an Arabic celebrity, if we, of course, forget Abu Musab al-Zarqawi :D ). --ANAS Talk? 17:22, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

I have made some minor edits to the article and nominated it as a featured article. I think it has a chance of 70-80% of success. However, even if it was not promoted, there will be some very useful feedback from other users. By the way, you have made excellent contributions on the article. Good work. --Meno25 04:06, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Mohammed, good morning. I was slightly ticked by your nomination of the article. I have not finished work on the article and I whenever I do, I would like to nominate it myself. Now, I also appreciate your edits to the talk page, but please do not make such edits. Rating articles that are A-class needs a review, or placing a request for assessment. I'm sure many users will not be happy with such edits. I ask you to withdraw the nomination quickly. Thank you for your edits. --ANAS Talk? 07:52, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

I withdrew the nom. Just a tip, when you usually want to do something as this, you must consult with the user. For example, you cannot just nominate a user in RfA without even telling him, let alone asking for his permission. In wikipedia, we tell you to be bold, but not that bold. ;) Anyways, حصل خير. --ANAS Talk? 08:01, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

I am really sorry for the fact that I nominated this article as featured. This is your article or more accurately you made the most important edits in the article not me. I totally forgot that you must nominate it. I was just enthusiastic and forgot that other users love to nominate the articles they contributed heavily in by themselves. I put a speedy deletion tag on this page.
  • I want you to know that I consider Syria as the closest country ever to my country Egypt. Syria fought with us the 1973 war and the two countries were once unified.
  • About the rating of the article. I didn't know that A rating needs a review. However, why didn't you rerate the article as GA? In my opinion it deserves A rating. Don't be afraid to nominate an article as featured. The article is very good indeed and remember that perfection is impossible.
  • About the talk page of the article. I restored the text written by you because I thought that the page was vandalized. However, it is your right to delete it according to Wikipedia policy. What I did to the templates was merely a rearrangement. I didn't delete anything.
  • Concerning the Al-al. We in Egypt never write al. We always write Al. Since the article is about an Egyptian actress then it should be written by using Al. A quick search in shows Al and al. I think that al is used only in Gulf countries. Example: please see this comment in the article about President Anwar Al Sadat. Note that I didn't write this comment but another user did. Another example, I created the article about Zekra then another user moved it Thekra but since Zekra was Tunisian I thought that maybe in Tunisia they spell it differently. So, I am asking you to rewrite it using Al or to revert it to my version. Thank you. --Meno25 10:15, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Dude, it's cool, I understand. Don't even think or worry about it.

  • Concerning the rating, well even if the article is as A-class as it gets, veteran users might not be happy with you rating a what might be A-class article. You can, however, rate articles below this level. That's not really important, you don't have to involve yourself with such trivial processes. :)
  • I left the review template because I might request another review.
  • OK, about the Al-'s. According to the Al- article, we are actually sharing the same opinion, though there seems to be a slight misunderstanding, and it's OK. The search will definitely lean towards Al; a similar case if you search in here, thats why they named it the Al- article, not the al- article, so when you search for Al-, your results will explain the Al you were looking for. If the "Al-" comes in the beginning of the name, it should be capitalized; however if it comes in the middle of the name, it shouldn't. You see "Al-" is Arabic for "The", and in English, you might see, "The Name", but in the case "Name the Great", the "the" is not capitalized. The case is similar in Arabic, that's why when "Al-" is in the middle of a name, I write it as "al-". Similarly, we don't write Al-walad (common noun), we write al-walad. Of course a lot of Anglicized Arabic names don't follow this rule. People's names are sometimes written differently, even in books and newspapers. So usually, when I write an article about an Arab, I search google for the most name with hits, or the most suitable. But since these movies aren't really well-featured on the internet (from more than one or two reliable sources), I write according to the Al- rules. It's not really a big deal. If you have a different opinion, please present to me. --ANAS Talk? 11:04, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Re:My editor review

Don't mention it. Looks like your computer has some sharp mood swings. :-D

Participating in the AfDs and MfDs will boost your chance greatly. You have to participate in them for quite some time to get attention from the locals over there. Do a little countervandalism too, that'll help. You can use tools like popups and VandalProof to help you. Also visit this for more useful tips. Good luck. --ANAS Talk? 11:19, 30 November 2006 (UTC)


Hi again Mohammed (please tell me if you mind me calling you by your name). I noticed you were doing some rating edits in article talk pages. There are a few issues. First of all, good articles undergo a nomination process, like FAs. You can't just rate them GA, they have to be nominated here. I also think this article deserves no more than a start-class rating; it needs cleanup and references. Happy editing. --ANAS Talk? 14:26, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

I don't of course mind you calling me with my name but I am rather curious about how did you know it. The article you mentioned is now rated as B. I will be more careful concerning rating articles in the future. I plan to rate all 2200 unrated articles of WP Physics. Also about VandalProof, I was grated the permission to use it on November 27 2006. However, I didn't revert any vandalism with it until now because the vandalism I found was quickly reverted by other users before I can revert them. But I reverted vandalism manually about 7 times as this and this. Thank you for your advice concerning the WP:GAC. --Meno25 02:46, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

..Was browsing through your edits for your edit review. ;) Concerning VandalProof, weird.. I can do about a 100 without the tool. I don't know if you know this; customize your recent changes options to show you only anon edits, and chance is that almost a half are vandals (you should check out the diff). Good luck. --ANAS Talk? 09:31, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

I followed your advice and made my first vandalism revert using VP which was this. Thank you very much for your help. --Meno25 23:45, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

misdirected vandlism warning

I removed a warning you made to User_talk: ( diff ), which I believe was in error. The user was actually removing vandalism(!). I'm sure it was an accident, just thought it worth a note. All the best ;).. -- here 00:13, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes it was a mistake. Actually, VandalProof froze and stopped responding. I think this might be a bug in the software. Thank you for correcting this error and for spending your time making Wikipedia a better place. Cheers! --Meno25 00:24, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome!

) --Fang Aili talk 04:37, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Reordering at Grazon

I truly appreciate your attempt to keept things honest, but if you'll double-check that reorderign at Grazon, then you'll see that it was just getting the IP numbers in numeric order. :-) -- 19:11, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

BTW, I see how Wikipedia can obscure the nature of the change. Compare the three yellow lines on the left to the three green lines on the right, though, and you'll see that no line has been removed or added, nor chnaged except for position. -- 19:21, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Dear sir or madam

According to Wikipedia policies using of a sock puppets is discouraged. (See Wikipedia:Sock puppetry.) Also, any user should modify only his user page (except when blocking a user indefinitely.) I recommend that you stop contributing through IPs and choose one account and report the others to be blocked. (See:Wikipedia:User page.). Thank you. --Meno25 04:57, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

The user in question is blocked across at least three accounts for sockpuppetry. The reason for posting the info box on his user pages instead of to his user_talk page is that he has a history of removing info posted to his talk page. (He is not blocked on his talk pages.) The IP numbers in question are not going to be given indefinite blocks, because they are almost certainly not going to be indefinitely assigned to one subscriber by their respective ISPs. But a history of the editor's abuse of sockpuppets and anonymous edits needs to be readily available to facilitate identification if-and-when he returns to Wikipedia, should he continue to edit malevolently. -- 08:32, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Nabih Youssef

I've added the "{{prod}}" template to the article Nabih Youssef, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia, or, if you disagree with the notice, discuss the issues at Talk:Nabih Youssef. You may remove the deletion notice, and the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached, or if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria. --Argyriou (talk) 23:45, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

I think that this article should be deleted. You are right that it is not notable. Thank you for your message. --Meno25 03:47, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Foreign-language redirects

I've closed your AfD nomination on a foreign-language redirect and moved it to redirects for discussion, since that's where it should be. --BigHaz - Schreit mich an 11:00, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your effort. --Meno25 11:10, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Ayman Al Zahabi

I've restored the talk page. Whoever tagged it for deletion forgot to remove the talk page redirect, so when I deleted the article and clicked on talk to delete the talk page, it redirected to Talk:Asalah Nasri without me noticing. Sorry about that. Cheers. --Sarah Ewart 22:26, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your quick response. --Meno25 22:30, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Zahran Mall

Zahran Mall has been proposed for deletion. An editor felt the subject might not be notable enough for an article. Please review Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia:Notability for the relevant concerns. An example of notability guidelines can be found at Wikipedia:Notability (websites). If you can improve the article to address these concerns, please do so.

If no one objects to the deletion within five days by removing the "prod" notice, the article may be deleted without further discussion. If you remove the prod notice, the deletion process will stop, but if an editor is still not satisfied that the article meets Wikipedia guidelines, it may be sent to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion for consensus. --NickelShoe (Talk) 22:50, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

I support the deletion of the article. --Meno25 23:49, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Axino and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Axino

Please read the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Axino. Short articles, also known as stubs, can be perfectly acceptable. See WP:STUB for a discussion about stub articles. If you agree that Axino is now an acceptable article, you can visit Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Axino and post a message saying that you would like to withdraw your nomination of the article. In general, whenever you nominate an article for deletion, there is a chance that someone else will improve the article so that it becomes acceptable, or that other people will explain why the article is already acceptable. If either of these things happens, you should withdraw your nomination and change your vote (which is not really a vote) to "keep". --TruthbringerToronto (Talk | contribs) 23:56, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

I changed my vote to keep. The article was greatly improved. It is now a very good stub. I like especially the references section. --Meno25 00:18, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Jawbone reinstatement

Hi - The possible reinstatment of Jawbone Radio is being discussed at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2006 December 18, if you'd like to have a look. --PaulLev 05:21, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Rating Egyptians

Hi Meno! I know you mean well, but I reverted the rating you gave to the Egyptians article, though it doesn't seem you read my edit summary the first time because you rated it again. Rating the article is typically made by people participating in the associated Wikiproject, in this case Wikiproject:Ethnic groups, and only after a careful assessment is left on the talk page. It is not something that should be done randomly. You should also familiarize yourself with each rating more thoroughly. For example, an A rating does not require nomination like you said (only GA and FA do), but it does need to adhere to the criteria set by the project. It also doesn't make sense to demote the article to a B rating when it exceeds the criteria for a B article. Thanks. --[zɪʔɾɪdəʰ] · 05:51, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

I would like to thank you for your valuable information. Concerning the article, I rate tens of articles as I am a member of WikiProject Physics, so, I don't remember every article I rated. I rerated the article without looking at history, so, I didn't see your comment. I will not rerate it again. However, I think that the article is very good. It surely exceeds B rating. You should nominate it for GA. --Meno25 05:18, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

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WikiProject Egypt

With pleasure. --TheEgyptian 23:21, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for participating. --Meno25 00:04, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

From where shall we start? --TheEgyptian 00:38, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

I created a temporary page for the project at Wikipedia:WikiProject Egypt/Temp. Feel free to modify it. --Meno25 04:04, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

count me in

thx for the invite. despite my busy schedule i'll try to be as useful as i can be ():-). --PASSIVE (Talk|E-Mail) 00:38, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

You are welcome! --Meno25 01:10, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Re:Good work

Thanks! :-) --Mets501 (talk) 01:37, 26 December 2006 (UTC)


Your tireless and indefatigable efforts in rating articles, archiving talk pages, redirecting pages, cleaning up pages, and all the behind-the-scenes work that you do merits this overdue Working Man's Barnstar. Keep it up! ← ANAS Talk? 12:29, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

I've been meaning to give you this well earned barnstar for a while, you really and fully deserve it for all the tedious tasks you are performing. I am also pleased to hear that work on a Wikiproject for Egypt-related articles has commenced. I hope it all goes well for you guys.

Your service to the community is much valued and appreciated. It is contributors like you that this place needs more of. I hope you keep up the exceptional work. Happy holidays. :-) --ANAS Talk? 12:29, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, my friend, very much for the barnstar you awarded me. I feel really appreciated. I can't find the words that well describe my appreciation. I wish you happiness in your life. Merry Christmas. --Meno25 00:11, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Don't mention it. Certainly well-deserved. --ANAS Talk? 02:09, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Re. WikiProject Egypt

Hi, Meno! Sounds wonderful, looks like we're off to a good start. Thanks for taking the initiative in creating the temporary project, and for all your other efforts to improve Egypt-related articles. I'd be happy to collaborate on Portal:Egypt as well. Now that the main country, history, people and language articles are well-developed, I'm sure we can put something together to kick off the portal. I'll be contributing sporadically until New Year's day and then will have time to be more involved after that (well, until I get busy with school again). I'm looking forward to hearing other people's ideas for new articles and improving existing articles once the permanent project is set up. Cheers --[zɪʔɾɪdəʰ] · 19:56, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Not at all, Zerida. The Project now is active. Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Egypt. I will start tagging the articles right away. By the way, I think that Anas was absolutely right when awarding you the High Culture Barnstar. Your contributions shows that you most certainly deserve it. Merry Christmas. --Meno25 00:30, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

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Hi Meno. Thanks for the note. I'll try to do my best. --Wedian 10:25, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for participating in the project. --Meno25 02:00, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: WikiProject Egypt

You're welcome! Thank you for your warm welcome yesterday. I am finding that being a valuable contributor is easier as part of a project like this one. --Yitzhak1995 21:30, 28 December 2006 (UTC)


Hey man, thanks for your note. I'll contribute as much as I can. --Egyegy 00:26, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

I thank you for participating in the project and welcome you as a new member. We are now still tagging articles. The number of articles in the project is now about 380. (The Statistics box is not updated.) --Meno25 00:34, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Guardian Angel

Hello Meno! I noticed you reverted some edits made by an anonymous user on my user page. I think the culprit was actually me, and I had somehow navigated away from my logged-in status without noticing. But thanks for watching out for me, anyway! --OinkOink 04:25, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Don't mention it and Merry Christmas. --Meno25 04:28, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

arabic wikipedia

i invite u to write in arabic wikipedia because it suffer from low number of articles, so can u help us --Mmustafa 10:33, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I already have an account there and I have made hundreds of edits there. However, I decided, for the moment, to concentrate in the English Wikipedia. I, for sure, will start participating again in the Arabic Wikipedia as soon as possible (possibly in next February). Thank you. --Meno25 20:44, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

ma wara2 el tabee3a

Dude, hope you don't mind a retarded question here. You know how a brother can get ma wara2 el tabee3a outside Masr? I need my Ref3at Ismaiil fix man and it's dry as hell here. No seriously, do you know if I can order them online somewhere and if they deliver to the US. Shokran gazilan. --Karkaron 07:30, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

As far as I know, the series is not sold online. If you live in the US, contact the Egyptian Embassy. --Meno25 21:36, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Editor review

Thanks for having requested an editor review. A month has passed since it has been posted there, and it has been archived. You can find it at Wikipedia:Editor review/Meno25/Archive 2, where you may read last minute additions. We would really appreciate your help in reviewing a random editor. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. --Ian Manka 08:00, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the notice. --Meno25 02:03, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: Emad Hamdy

Sorry about the tag on your article. As you are probably aware there are a lot of articles posted that do not satisfy notability requirements and are pure fluff or self promotion. Your initial entry was lacking a lot of content and was tagged as such. The tag was probably a little hastily placed, and I should have done a google search or an imdb search. My apologies. Sincerely --RichMac (Talk) 03:43, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

It's OK. The article is within the scope of the newly formed WikiProject Egypt, so, I think that its quality will improve quickly. Replying to my message shows that you are very polite as I wasn't expecting a reply to my note. Merry Christmas. --Meno25 03:54, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

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