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coord missing templates

Hi. I'm delighted with the work you've been doing to create and flesh out articles about Somali towns. I just dropped in to alert/remind you that when you add coordinates to the infobox (much appreciated!) you should also remove any {{Coord missing}} template from the article. This will save other editors time and effort. Best regards, —Stepheng3 (talk) 22:02, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

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Dubats

Hi - I have just made a small change (with cited reference) to an amendment that you made to the "Dubats" article. According to Italian sources there were no native officers in this force, although some of the NCOs were locally recruited - as in the photo that you have identified as being Invasion of Ethiopia vintage. Accordingly I have clarified this point - without reverting to my admittedly rather pompous original wording of "indigenous personnel". Regards Buistr (talk) 01:29, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

The term dubats or "white turbans" was a reference to local military officers from Italian Somaliland. Their uniform also featured khaki tunics and sarongs, like this fellow. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 18:18, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
You are right about the khaki uniform but this was introduced for service on the eve of the 1936 war with Ethiopia. Prior to that date the white native clothing shown in the photograph was worn for all purposes and that is the popular image (at least in Italy) of the Dubats. Photographs of dubats on parade in Rome in 1938 show that the white traditional dress was retained for at least ceremonial wear until WWII. I propose to restore that section accordingly. We seem to be talking at cross purposes over the word "officers". These were not the rank and file Somali personnel but Italian commissioned officers mostly seconded from the regular Arab-Somali battalions of the Royal Corps of Colonial Troops. Remember that the dubats were a para-military colonial force and not civilian police officers in a modern sense. When I wrote the original "Dubat" article five years ago I thought the above details worth including and I will restore them now unless you have some specific reasons justifying exclusion. Regards Buistr (talk) 18:58, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
As I wrote, the term dubats or "white turbans" was a reference to local military officers from Italian Somaliland; their uniform also featured khaki tunics and sarongs (c.f. [1]). If you have English language reliable sources that indicate that Dubats were actually mainly Italian officers as the page used to state, please quote and link to them. Kindly also do the same for the white traditional dress reference, then we can proceed. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 19:10, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
I can give references to the white traditional dress being worn prior to 1935 from detailed histories of the uniforms of Somali units in the RCTC - these are from authoritative Italian books published in the 1980s and 90s but available in English speaking countries. I believe that citing them is acceptable under current Wiki practice where no English language equivalents exist. One of these is the Piero Crociani reference which already appears in the existing text. There are many photographs available (including the one in the article) which show dubats in the white toga-like fute and turban. The photograph to which you provided a link is that of a Somali NCO during the final period of their existence (1935-40). When I wrote the original article I tried to cover the entire history of the Dubats from their formation in the 1920s and this included the secondary but well documented fact that they wore white indigenous based clothing until about 1935 and then (for obvious reasons) moved to a form of khaki service dress when facing a major war in Ethiopia.
I am trying to find my original source for detailing the secondment of Italian commissioned officers to dubat units from the regular Arab-Somali battalions but it was five years ago when I wrote it. If I cannot track it then I am willing to leave this out - though I do not think the article will be improved by doing so. I am afraid that I still cannot understand your position on describing dubats as "officers" - they comprised Somali soldiers and NCOs, with Italian officers. The dubat ranks Capi Commandanti, Capo and Sottocapi equated to sergeant, corporal and lance corporal. Outside Libya, the Italian colonial army of the 1920s and 30s did not promote indigenous troops to commissioned officer rank.

Since I imagine that neither of us wish to slide into a 3RR situation, I will not make any further edits to the article for a day or so. Regards Buistr (talk) 22:29, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Understood. However, the pic as it turns out isn't actually of a Somali dubat, but rather of an Eritrean cavalryman [2]. At any rate, you may be right about the martial ranks, but the passage was phrased awkwardly since dubats are normally only associated with local soldiers. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 00:26, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

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Gaining permission for a photo

Hi

I've got an image of an individual I would like to upload onto their Wikipedia page and I have the email of the person who took the photograph.

What would I need to ask the photographer specifically?

Because the last time I asked for permission to upload a photo on Wikipedia, I was granted permission by the photographer but someone on Wikipedia emailed me and told me that wasn't the right kind of permission. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bazancourt (talkcontribs) 15:40, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps you could try contacting the person who emailed you for clarification on what they meant. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 20:56, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Dorra & AutoEd

Midday, I noticed you did an edit on Dorra. (I spent a year in Djibouti, thus several DJ articles on are my watchlist.) But I think you did it manually. May I suggest using Wikipedia:AutoEd. It does exactly what you did with an easy click. I just installed it and I think it is a worthwhile tool. Besides closing up those empty spaces, it will add a space after the * in a bullet list, close up == Section spaces, and a few other minor fixes. --S. Rich (talk) 02:14, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Much obliged for the tip. I was looking for something similar to help automate some of the more mundane formatting tasks, but hadn't come across this particular program. Cheers, Middayexpress (talk) 19:30, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

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OTRS

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your RFPP request for Amanda Lindhout

I took a look at the accounts, and found that most of them are related. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Radicalafrica for my results if you are interested. J.delanoygabsadds 21:02, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

That was quick; it was even more serious than I had thought! Well done! Middayexpress (talk) 21:06, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

a heads-up

I am offering you a heads-up that the article on Dahabshiil, an article you worked on, has been nominated for deletion -- and to ask you a question.

The key justification for the nomination for deletion is that a UK public relations firm was caught bragging about cleansing the web of suggestions Dahabshiil had ties to terrorism. The nomination states "Almost every substantive edit since not long after this article was created has been made by employees of a PR firm".

Your contribution history shows contributions over a wide and varied range of articles -- typical of a good faith volunteer. Nevertheless, could you confirm you are not an employee or contractor working for a PR firm?

I am contacting the handful of people who made substantive contributions to this article, to ask them, for the record, if they are were the shill referred to in the articles below. Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 15:30, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

  • "Caught on camera: top lobbyists boasting how they influence the PM". The Independent. 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2011-12-10. The firm cited past examples of its work, included manipulating Google rankings for an East African money transfer company called Dahabshiil. Bell Pottinger executives said they had ensured that references to a former Dahabshill employee subsequently detained in Guantanamo Bay because of alleged links to al-Qai'da disappeared from the first 10 pages of a Google search for the company.  mirror
  • "Dahabshiil -- you couldn't find it within the first 10 pages."". Suna Times. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2011-12-09. They came to us and said, can you solve my Google problem. And their problem was, while they had a very ethical business, doing things the right way and transferring 90 per cent of money going in and out of Somalia and other war-torn countries, different markets in Africa, including money for aid agencies, for the UN etc – when you looked at Google, the vast majority of the searches on the first five pages were about a former employee who was holed up in Guantanamo Bay, who had left Dahabshiil long before he was arrested. No charges had been brought against him but nonetheless he was this former Dahabshiil employee and this was the story. It took us three months, but after three months we searched down the first 10 pages of Google – you couldn't find it within the first 10 pages."  mirror
Hi Geo Swan. I am aware of the messy situation over at the Dahabshiil article as I have the page watchlisted, like many other Africa-related articles (I'm one of the main WikiProject Africa contributors). The Bell Pottinger employee referred to in that passage is one User:Biggleswiki, who is identified as such in this TBI piece, among others. I have had a few encounters with this user on the page, and in fact, pointed out to him a while back that Dahabshiil was under duress for having allegedly hired online hands. I am the editor who is described in that TBI piece as having "complained about the edits being unduly positive" following Biggleswiki's initial changes and who Biggleswiki then responded to that he was "trying to expand this article with plain, referenced facts about Dahabshiil (I can easily change any references that you’re uneasy with). Your sole agenda seems to be to add a ‘Controversy’ section filled with as yet unproved allegations’." For the record, I think the page can perhaps be salvaged given Dahabshiil's position as one of the larger money transfer companies i.e. a baby & bathwater situation. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 20:58, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

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Kikuyu people origin

Hi man, Thanks for clarifying the above part of the article,with references.I am rewriting the rest of the article since it had no references at all. Mwenemucii (talk) 22:40, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

No prob. Middayexpress (talk) 17:31, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion

I suggest using the "show preview" button when contributing as this will save history space and make it easier for you to change before officially submitting it. SwisterTwister talk 01:01, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

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Gabeyre

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Drought

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Sheekhaal

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Suggestion

I notice when you start a page, within minutes you're moving the page to another title. I suggest using the "move" button only once, so please think before you're making the page that it's the correct title. SwisterTwister talk 22:08, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

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Contours of Yemen

Hi. I'm writing you as you seem to be one of the few non-inactive and non-semi-active participants in WikiProject Yemen. Judging from this map, the Kenya projection displays the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border correctly, while the Chad, DR Congo, CAR, Cameroon and Tanzania projections do not. Do you by any chance know if this is true? I observed that some maps lacked the Eritrea-Ethiopia border and was going to request their corrections when I noticed there were flaws with the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border too. --Theurgist (talk) 02:12, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi. Your assessment seems accurate. The Kenya projection does appear to be the closest match to the linked CIA map, which is the standard with regard to Yemen's borders. Besides the DRC projection, the Kenya map is indeed also the only one that actually gets the Eritrean-Ethiopian border right. Best regards, Middayexpress (talk) 16:12, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

syncretism in Africa help needed

I believe you are the best person to help perfect the section i have just created. I actually purchased the book Black God. And so far have found it useful. --Halqh حَلَقَة הלכהሐላቃህ (talk) 12:07, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

I appreciate the consideration. I'll have a look later on today when I have more time. You seem to have done a decent job so far. Cheers, Middayexpress (talk) 12:12, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Political map

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FYI: CCN

See-[[3]]. I have seen a lot in my 5 years on wiki but this is persistent beyond belief now. I have two opinions, 1 I will keep quiet about, but this issue could have be sorted out from day dot.--Halqh حَلَقَة הלכהሐላቃህ (talk) 15:46, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the link. I've actually seen much worse. This in comparison is something of a non-issue. Middayexpress (talk) 22:19, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

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Piracy

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Not on music?

Regarding edits such as this one, can you please explain what you mean when you say that "Africa topic navbar is not on music"? A brief glance at the navbar shows that it covers "Music of Africa", as its title clearly states. ClaretAsh 20:17, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi. "Africa topic navbar" was an allusion to the Africa topics template linked to here and here. That template is indeed not on music, but on general countries in Africa. Except for one link to the Music of Africa page at the top, those are the articles that the template actually links to, not the music pages (mouse over them). This is not the stuff of speedy deletion. Best regards, Middayexpress (talk) 22:07, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
I think there may be a little confusion here. {{Africa topic}} is a flexible template (meta-template?) on which a variety of templates can be based. See Template:Africa topic#Usage for further info about how such templates are used and Template:Africa topic#See also for examples of related templates. Incidentally, I don't understand the sentence you wrote above (the one beginning, "Except for one link..."). The navbar shown here clearly links to "Music of..." articles for all countries of Africa (except for those redlinked, of course). Consequently, separate templates such as {{Horn African music}} are redundant.
I'll also point out that both your own template, {{Horn African music}}, as well as the standard version, {{Africa topic} (or, to use the specific parameter, {{Africa topic|Music of}}), are equally about (and not about) music for the same reason. Both templates merely list the "Music of..." articles for a given region, saying nothing further about music and musical culture. Regarding my reference to "Africa topic" here, I referred to {{Africa topic}} as I wasn't sure whether the CSD tag (or Twinkle, for that matter) would be able to handle the full (and correct) version, {{Africa topic|Music of}}.
Nonetheless, you may be right about CSD not being the way to deal with these templates. Therefore, I'll send them to TfD instead and let the community decide how to proceed.
Best regards, ClaretAsh 08:45, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
TfD indeed would have been a better option from the start since this is clearly not the stuff of speedy deletion. The fact remains that the Africa topic template that is linked to is on countries, not on music. It's actually the Horn and North African music templates that exclusively contain music-related links. The only music-related link that the Africa topic template contains is a link to the Music of Africa main page at the top. The rest of its many links are all to irrelevant country articles, not to the relevant music articles (c.f. here; mouse over the links in the template). Best regards, Middayexpress (talk) 17:30, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

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Kismayo Airport

Hello there! Thanks for your recent edits to this brand new article. Regards.--Jetstreamer (talk) 03:04, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

No prob. Nice general work on the airport pages, btw. Cheers, Middayexpress (talk) 03:07, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

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Ok, thanks. Middayexpress (talk) 08:40, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

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Somaliland

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Spoken word & rapping

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Endless discussion about the Dervish State

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Ok, thanks for the heads up. I'll give it a look shortly. Middayexpress (talk) 14:57, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

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Worldwide Somali Students & Professionals

It looks good. I adjusted the Twin Cities link as I wasn't to sure what that was. The only other minor change I would make is to add to the article, it's in the category, where they are based out of. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 16:26, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll be sure to implement your suggestions. Cheers, Middayexpress (talk) 16:37, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

WSSP

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I see there is already a section named 'WSSP' I hope it won't bother you if I use this one. The page looks good, but is it possible to add the aim and mission of the NGO in the article? Regards. Runehelmet (talk) 18:00, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Good point. The mission/aim is already stated but not delineated. I'll see to it. Cheers, Middayexpress (talk) 18:05, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi, it seems that you have missed out on knowing how to handle the AFC submissions. The idea is that if the topic is suitable you move the AFC page to the article page, and then clean it up. A redirect should be left so that the original contributor can find their article. Normally a history merge is not required, because you would be working on the moved article. Also AFC contributions are not in aricle space so that are not eligible to be deleted under A10. Normally they are not deleted at all unless there is a legal problem such as attack, or copyright violation. If the topic already existed then decline the contribution with the "exists" key word. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 03:59, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

When I was listing the duplicate draft for deletion, a wiki message indicated that it wasn't an article and as such had to be listed on Mfd. So I listed it there. A move then clean-up may have been a better chronology, but at least the wiki community has a tidier page now. Same steps, different order. Thanks for the procedural info, though. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 05:14, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

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A cup of coffee for you!

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks for your work on Osman Haji. It's good to see an article emerging like this from an unstructured mass of text. Andy Dingley (talk) 10:24, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
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Somalian Category

Hello there, Don't you think if Category:Somalian Footballers is reserved for Internationals then it should be moved to Category:Somalia international footballers to match the majority of categories & to avoid confusion. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 16:24, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi. What I meant was that the cat is reserved for actual citizens of Somalia. Apparently the gentleman's Scottish, naturalized. Best regards, Middayexpress (talk) 16:27, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
Ok well in that case it doesn't need to be moved, but don't you think that Feruz still should be included in the category as anyone born within a nation has citizenship. The category simple means he is a footballer & he's from Somalia. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 16:38, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
The "Somalian" titles on wiki are usually reserved for Somalia nationality, and the "Somali" titles for people from the specific ethnic group from the Greater Somalia region (c.f. [4]). Also, please see [5]. Middayexpress (talk) 16:58, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
Ok that's fine per reference no.5 thanks for you time. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 17:07, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
He actually is no longer a Somalian citizen since acquiring Scottish nationality (c.f. [6]). Middayexpress (talk) 17:15, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes I know I had read that section & agreed with you that's why I said it's fine per reference no.5. Regards ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 17:19, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
Ah, I see. lol I thought you were referring to another link. Cheers, Middayexpress (talk) 17:21, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

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Some user mangled the page a while ago ([7], [8]). I've fixed it. Best regards, Middayexpress (talk) 14:08, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Adal Sultanate

Baboon43 has opened a discussion at WP:ANI#Adal Sultanate which may be of interest to you. Penyulap 13:48, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Hey there. I actually did notice that post and the reply he received, but thanks anyway for the heads up. Cheers, Middayexpress (talk) 14:14, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
Hi again, I have opened discussion with Baboon43 on his tp to see if I can help him, and address some of his concerns, he brings up "Arab genealogical traditions." in the language section, which I don't dispute as incorrect, but I do note that it's a possible source of confusion given the language section immediately follows the ethnicity section, do you think there is a way to improve that ? Penyulap 01:50, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
I've responded on the t/p. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 11:43, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Ajuuraan map

Hello Midday, I've uploaded 2 files wich shows the Ajuuraan Empire. It is currently in my sandbox. When you have time could you pass by and add some feedback if you want. Regards. Runehelmet (talk) 18:48, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Certainly. Middayexpress (talk) 13:17, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Adal

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Al-Ghazi

you commented likely sock on imam ahmeds article which i find amusing but keep in mind im not the only harari in the world. just like your not the only ???????? (ethnicity not provided) in the world Baboon43 (talk) 15:53, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

I actually never mentioned you, so this is an interesting post. At any rate, the account's timing was most interesting, like the aggressive one on the Harari people page before it. These are not exactly popular or often-edited pages. Middayexpress (talk) 16:00, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
Did you take coincidental into consideration? I dont agree that those pages are not popular based on the history of the page it seems active but users just dont return to the article. That edit on imam ahmed is no doubt common even perhaps on the history of edits on the article because hararis claim imam ahmed as one of their own. The other user "aggressive one" that attacked you might have had my page on watchlist. Baboon43 (talk) 16:18, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
That's the optimistic way of looking at it, I suppose. Middayexpress (talk) 16:25, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Adal #2

I've noticed your messages on User talk:Runehelmet form a pattern which may not fall within community expectations in regards to solving problems you are having with another editor, I would ask you to read WP:CANVASS and if you have time, I'd ask that you familiarise yourself with the WP:DR process. Penyulap 17:35, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

I have read it, including this part on appropriate notification: "Examples include editors who have participated in previous discussions on the same topic (or closely related topics), who are known for expertise in the field, or who have asked to be kept informed." As one of the more active members of WikiProject Somalia, that would include that user. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 18:08, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
No problem, thank you very much for clearing that up. Penyulap 18:55, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
Cool. Cheers, Middayexpress (talk) 18:58, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Policies

harassing and stalking other users is not allowed on wikipedia dont go around posting on my comments on other talk pages. Thanks Baboon43 (talk) 07:24, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Per WP:HA#NOT, having a look at another user's contributions is not stalking; the contribution logs exist in the first place for editorial and behavioral oversight. It is unreasonable to think that one can go around misrepresenting disputes with and the edits of others to third parties with no input from the accused party. This is why most boards here have notification requirements, which I notice you've rarely adhered to. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 15:37, 29 May 2012 (UTC)